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Is Hayden About To Wake Up Out Of Her Coma? Is Rebecca Budig On Her Way Back To General Hospital?

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Today are the birthdays of both Rebecca Budig (Hayden Barns) and that of General Hospital scribe, Jean Passanante!

And with Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) and Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) secret that “Jake Doe” is really Jason Morgan (Billy Miller), it’s causing them to act in ways that no one ever expected!  One of the things this duo put in motion was put a stop to Hayden mouthing off to Jake and Sam (Kelly Monaco) on just what his true identity is!  If viewers recall, Hayden was shot by a hitman hired by Nikolas, for which Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) took the fall! Hayden ended up in a coma with Nikolas and Liz’s secret tucked deep inside her mind!

However, now comes some hope that Rebecca Budig may be on her way back to GH sooner than expected!  In a tweet from Passanante to Budig today, Jean related on Budig’s birthday wish: “Thanks, Rebecca! It’s so fabulous to write for you again!”   Plus, it would just seem like a no-brainer for Hayden to start to put the threat of God into Nikolas and Liz’s plot of deception … if she were to wake up!

So, do you think Budig will be back on GH sooner than later? Do you hope she wakes up out of her coma and can escalate the truth coming out that Jake is Jason? Comment below!

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I knew Rebeca would be, she will put fire under a couple of characters, for sure!!

After Lukes exist we are in for some good stories, much brewing in Port Charles..
I am now in love with Nikolas!! .. oowwwie what a bad boy! 😉

I’m looking forward to;
Sonny getting his daughter
Ava returning and being in Sonny’s orbit to get her baby girl back
(I see Sonny and Ava hooking up/family style/2 mobsters stirring the pot a uniting of the Corinthos and Jerome’s.. GH needs a new crime family, perhaps Brad’s family..
Michael back home ..

Dillion being back and in action

Nina/Franco/Ric/Madeline and throw in Dr. O .. looking forward to it !!

Jake being known as Jason and all the lives it will tumble, that will be awesome!

Lovin the Q and C power plays !!

Sloane and Anna upcoming in 3 months..
Love Sloane and Nikolas as partners!! A great team.

GH lost some cast, and now will be rebooting .. looking forward to upcoming GH

I really hope Hayden will chain Laura in the cellar and nobody will ever find her .. ehh!

And, there it is… the Laura comment. lol. Ah, su0000, I was following you along… until the end of your post! though, it did make me chuckle.

Laura is the new Sharon.

Except for the Sloane stuff (I think he’s a sleaze for taking advantage of a grieving Anna), I agree with almost everything else here su0000. As a longtime Y&R fan currently suffering thru the Pratt/JFP regime, while some fans are unhappy with the show and the ratings are kind of lagging, GH has been like a breath of fresh soap air for me and i’m also looking forward to what’s coming.

I continue to say Mr. X that Sloane did NOT take advantage of Anna-at least in his mind. It is abundantly clear now, and even was pretty clear since he hit town originally in the form of Robb Derringer, that Sloane had strong feelings for Anna. Yes, he was an ass, but there’s a fine line between hate & love & you could tell he was besotted even when he was a jerk. lol

I will stick to belief that GH is better than Pratt’s Y&R. His energy is a good idea. I like a few of his ideas but really he is such a hack. So many folks comparing Carlivati & Pratt and all I know is this: they both add camp along with the drama but I only scream w/joy or cry w/Carlivati’s writing. Example: The scenes w/Sean pleading guilty in court & TJ crying & their talk-2 characters I have 0 use for. Still, the ripped my heart out w/his departure scenes!! Waiting on Pratt to do that on Y&R. I have no problem with outlandish, but throw some heart in there somewhere Mr. Pratt! That is what is missing from Y&R, a show that build their legacy on heart!! I pray their fans get it rectified as soon as possible!!!

I knew Hayden would return of course-otherwise she would’ve just been pronounced dead. I halfway expect to see Liz sneaking in to pull her plug to assure she can never tell Jason’s identity!! Or Nik. We’ll see.

Yes, Mr. X. I agree with Laurie. We have been here before, discussing this very topic. I guess it’s a matter of perception. But, I really would like to dispel that notion, if I may…….albeit it does not mean I’m right.
I do not feel that Sloane took advantage of Anna. She is not a babe in the woods….she is a grown woman. They found some solace in each other’s arms. He loves her. We could turn the tables and say she used him to ease some of her grief, which to me is ridiculous in the first place. But, that’s another story. To be fair, no one took advantage of anyone. It was a moment in time of giving and taking for both….but, it meant much more to Sloane than just a passing fancy. …just my two-cents worth, again.

I dont blame Sloan. He didnt twist Anna’s arm to sleep with him. She pissed all over Duke’s memory herself!

4 characters that are REELing… bringing it

#1. isn’t it about time : nuJake is acting…. outside of the women in his life…. Carly, Liz, and Sam

he looks so good doing his thing… LOL… i was hooting and hollering.. as he turned in Sam… to Michael…

he really has a finesse and fine tuning… of espionage intrigue and delving in to his loyalties.. and what not…. Billy Miller… you are at last bringing it

#2. and not any less than #1… Tyler Christopher… !!!! wow… how did this happen… he is so exciting dynamic… “sexy” and frontburner… and ALL that

I couldn’t be happier that he is the reason I’m tuning in… a great headline.. that Hayden is happening… YES ! let their be a truce and these three … finagle own and generate story: Nikolas, Hayden, and Liz

#3. Ava/Denise : OK she will lose the gum chewing and new jersey accent soon enough… keep the HAIR ! black… it just heightens that much “more” how exciting Maura West … and HOT Morgan be

I don’t know that I like how she’s coming on so strong with Michael…. that she needs to see Avery… I get that… finagle… use your mind Ava… the spewing diatribe at Edward was dumb down… figure this out… MIchael is just that… retard

I do like Michael with Sabrina

#4. Liz : she is SOOOO lovely to REEL… ( she’ll never replace Mary Beth Evans)

it’s tantamount to finally.. realize Rebecca Herbst
she’s radiant lovely on fire with Jake and Nikolas… yes ? I know so

honorable mention… Franco : Roger Howarth

anything he does stirs
he whets the appetite
he reels magnetic

GH, like any other serial… is cyclical… DAYS just so happens to be thee serial to rise to the occasion… hasn’t faltered for some time

AND, is, only , going, to get BETTER… Salem’ites prevail… patience

Patrick, wasn’t Billy great?!! He was so at home in those ELQ and Quartermaine scenes in his snazzy suit! Of course he would be because he did so much corporate on Y&R. He definitely turned it on! Playful, passionate, comfortable, eye contact, raised voice,digging in. Then, now more than ever he looks like he is happy to be on GH!! Those that continue to knock him on GH couldn’t possibly be watching the same scenes I am. He has finally turned on that undefinable thing-the “it” factor. Glad for all GH fans that don’t know his previous work. Meet Billy Miller-Jason Morgan Quartermaine.

Tyler Christopher is having some of his best work on GH. Evil Nik is impossible to ignore. No fast forward on his scenes. The scenes at Shriners Hospital was downright Emmy worthy. I refuse to delete them from my DVR. You know the actors are really all in when with the tears comes the snot rolling! He’s knocking it out of the park. RC has given so many their shining moments. Despite what some way he does this for the cast he inherited AND his creations/hires. 2 of the 4 GH best acting winners this year were inherited: Chad Duell and Tony Geary.

We knew Hayden would be back. Otherwise they would’ve just pronounced her dead. I’m ready!

I hate Denise!

Wow, Patrick. You said it all….with such flair! There’s nothing more to add. You painted a true picture of the characters.

Love your comments! Ava should move in with Sonny and become the nanny, also would be great to have Hayden wake up and find out Nicholas had her shot and drive him crazy blackmailing him with all the dirt she has on him. She could get a percentage of ELQ, 🙂

Possibly, Patty. The most damaging information Hayden has on Nik is Jake’s identity. I would think that Nikolas is keeping tabs on her medical progress. I am sure that when she wakes up, he will try to finish her off. Everything else has already been exposed. But, you’re right, she may have more dirt on him of which we are not aware. Nonetheless, I want Hayden back. She makes the screen sizzle. I think the tide of romance may change course and Nik will WANT her, regretting what he did. She and Nik together are ‘the cat’s meow’. Is that the right expression?…LOL. I know, wishful thinking?
As it always happens in soaps, Nik’s takeover will not last. ELQ is a family company….the premise, I am assuming, is no intruders/outsiders permitted. Nik may have reached for the stars and gotten much, much more than a handful…..but, the fact still remains, his triumph will be temporary.
It will be exciting anticipating the outcome, right, Patty?

Ava as Avery’s nanny. Wow! It’s just as crazy as Theresa, the woman who tried to abort her from Ava’s womb as her nanny! Why not? RC would do it, too. He’s not scared. lol

How can you NOT like Laura.. I have read your previous posts.. but it is Laura…………….. and she has been much better this go around than two years ago.. she actually has a storyline and meaty substance in her lines so far….

nd Timm, Laura was rocking it in her jeans and leather jacket.
Nothing outdated and matronly about her!

I HATE the thought of Michael forgiving Sonny…at least so soon. The little girl is much safer at the Qs than with either Sonny or Ava, and being separated from his daughter for such a short time, should Michael give her back, is nothing compared to keeping Michael from AJ his whole life…oh…and not to mention, killing him. I’d like Micharl to stay a Q, Jason to go back to the Q fold…and to start building that family again. (I’m hoping Dillon stays; still pissed Ned ala Wally Kurth is gone.)

And If I hear Morgan call Michael, “Mikey” one more time…

Awwww, Su. What did Laura ever do to you?….LOL. She has the face and disposition of an angel.
I think the real shame here is what her son, Nik put in motion. The idea of Avery being placed within the clutches of Sonny makes me shiver; then, passed into the ‘loving’ arms of Carly?
Sonny is the one who should be locked up in the cellar with Nether-Heather.

The sooner the better..loved her on gh she spiced things up

I wish RC would wake up from his coma and write character driven drama instead of the disjointed mess he currently writes…Did Sylvester Stallone have a sex change and become cartoony Denise…isnt there any nice clothes in wardrobe for Genie Francis…she looks like she gets her clothes from a really bad thrift shop…Tony should shave…i know he has had medical problems but he looks totally worn out…time to drop half the cast and bring back more medical drama…add some romance…Maxi and Nathan are shown in bed too often…..Franco and Nina win for worse couple ever…..Rosalee’s secret is such a secret i dont think the writer knows what it is…GH hasnt been too good in recent years but had entertaining moments…now its at its worse!!! i watch about one episode a week now!!!

Jihm ..
Because I like you, I will tell you Rosalee’s secret..
Are you ready?? .. OK- you’d heard it here first ..

She is none other than Sonny’s daughter ..

(if I am wrong, ohh well its the thought that counts)

OH Suoo, everyone and their mother knows that Rosalie is Lily and Sonny’s daughter.
And nobodycares.
And the reason no one cares is that the writing is as God awful as Sam’s fashion choices. Until the writing improves, viewers’ apathy will continue.

you are probably right…i heard that rumor some time ago…unfortunately, the secret is written so secretively i think RC forgot there is a secret…Sonny really dont need any more children…if the writers think he needs a daughter in the story they should bring back Kristina…Rosalee bores me…i still like GH but havent watched much because there isnt much going on…Luke’s exit storyline ill wait and see but its just not too interesting in the moment…and no matter what i reply to you whether i agree or not, you have become one of my favorite posters su!!!

Rosalee is actually Ned’s daughter… but Justin’s daughter .. she will be doing a dual role on Days and Gen…

I still think shes a Cassadine.

Amen, Jimh! Other than taking a peek to see if Luke and Laura ever make it to that promised “big adventure,” I’ve been nearly completely avoiding this show for the past month…..because, yes, it’s THAT bad! And bringing back “Brazen Hayden,” creating yet another insipid newbie to force down our throats or dishing up more of the same old Sappy, Grossalie, TJ, Jordan, Ric, Nina, Val-Chops, Lucy or Alexis is NOT going to make things any better. I don’t know how many times the showrunners have to be told this….but after ignoring these pleas they then they have the temerity to wonder why their ratings are down in my personal demographic…hello???? First of all, bring back Britt!!!!! Secondly, clean house of those truly unnecessary characters—-listed above— that add no interest or have no relevance to the canvas, and replace them with proven old favorites that fans ask for again and again…..then write absorbing, in-depth stories for them! It really is that simple!

I like a couple of these people, Shay. But, I must agree there has been such an influx of actors coming to make my head spin.
I like Sabrina, as you know…but, unless there is a REAL place/purpose for her, such as Sonny’s daughter, then, I agree, …..she is not needed. And, Avery could have any nanny/ au paIr. However, I can see the story will be that the baby is accustomed to Sabrina’s presence, and it would be in Avery’s best interest to leave things status quo…even in Sonny’s house.
To me, Rosalie, Valerie and Rick are the biggest space fillers, and time-wasters.

Yes…clean house with all those you mentioned…im not a fan of Hayden as well…she’s only around to sleep with Nik and blackmail him…so is Jennifer Smith there to do the same with Luke but Jen is far more interesting and better developed character…keep her as the new Helene and let her and Nik be enemies…Luke and Laura is slow motion storytelling but its a tad way better than all those characters i agree with you that they should drop…now watch…Sonny will go after Rosalee for trying to help Nik take ELQ from Micheal then he’ll learn Rosalee(a big yawn) is his daughter(another big yawn)…itll be an OMG moment and then the story will go on as if nothing happened…nothing happens is exactly why this show is down…have Sonny kill Rosalee and on her deathbed tells Sonny she is her daughter…killing her off this way or any way works for me!!!

Shay were have you been? You leave and all hell breaks loose. Erroneously blaming Laura’s return for the abysmal ratings, Suoo wants to lock Laura up in the cellar. In turn, I want to lock Su00 up in the cellar with Fluke acting as her persona security guard.
Meanwhile, in what universe is Sappy the brightest bulb in town? How did this happen? She is not even wearing her Ugly Betty Glasses anymore, and yet, we are to believe she is smarter and wiser than Michael, Tracy and Sam?
And every time I see Val Chops (Shay@copyright 2015) I am somehow reminded of how cruel it is to adopt exotic reptiles only to set them free when they outgrow the tank.
You cannot leave for such a long period of time because we’re all going to hell in a hand basket here without you.

Shay, I wont quit watching but I feel your discomfort. I agree with all the crappy characters you mentioned but I do like Hayden. She can act and is in the middle of a big reveal that helps make her relevant.

Hey, Harry. I think Sabrina’s been portrayed as extremely bright from the beginning; she aced her nursing test, reignited the Nurses Ball, figured out Britt was lying…and self aware of her emotional state, motivation and regret after she recovered from her breakdown. I also think she’d make a great Lila/ Emily- type moral compass in the Quartermaine family so I’m hoping they keep her with Michael.

As for Valerie…okay. She’s got a touch of an, errrrr, overbite. Lol…but I still think she’s gorgeous and I’m curious to see where they’re taking her character, and who her father is.

@Harry….Thank you for the kind thoughts, but I always feel perfectly at ease taking a few days off here and there because of your fine capability to humorously and commandingly address all necessary situations! Even if I failed to make much comment, I did read all of your marvelous recent remarks…..tres bien, mon cher!!!! Not only did you masterfully defend the character of Laura—as well as the great part she played in GH history—but you did so in a most beautiful fashion, whilst also putting su0000 in her proper place more than once!!!! (Especially the basement…..and with “Fluke,” no less. I LOVE it!)

Yo Adrienne!

I meant, where, not were. I don’t type well from my I Phone.

Im actually waiting for Denise…i mean Rocky…to utter those exact words…lol

@jimh….I read on another website someone who posited the notion that Grossalie could be an Alcazar spawn….that could actually be interesting, since giving Sonny any more illegitimate offspring seems so predictable, and even the Cassadine angle has been mentioned to death! If Ms. Martinez must stay, I hope it is for a darn good and credible reason, not just another contrived plot point like the sort the show runners keep lamely inventing for Sappy! As for your thoughts regarding Hayden, I concur…she’s such a vulgar little trollop, and I haven’t missed her sleazy antics one whit….but coming back she is, so I’m praying her appearance is very short-lived! I’m also with you on the Jennifer Smith thing…..she should plant herself in Port Charles to mix things up…how about as Julian’s new squeeze? He needs a suitably attractive bedmate….those two would sizzle!

Yes…Jenlian would make a great couple…i started to get bored with Julian but he and Jennifer would make a hot pair…i hope you’re right about Rosalee too…i might actually come to like her if she does turn out to be Alcazar’s pawn!!!…as for Valerie they need to write her in scenes with Bobbi, Lucas and Carly…she is in too many Dante scenes…she’s like some stalker!!!

Oh yes, jimh….It’s about time “Val-Chops” became acquainted with her actual relatives, as opposed to spending all of her time coveting her cousin’s husband. Putting her with Dante in an adulterous union is utterly gross…..and you are spot on about her constantly hovering about him….it’s so obvious she’s up to no good, so she should just cut out the innocent act, because I’m not buying it! As for “Juliffer?”….how about that little portmanteau? (Just a bit snappier than “Jenlian.” LOL.) I could definitely see those two joining up for business and pleasure, and they would make for a far more appealing equation than the blowsy Alexis and Mr. Jerome. Ditto for Grossie as a member of the extended Alcazar clan…that would be a fresh spin on long-long Port Charles families. We’ve already had too many Corinthos and Cassadine babies born on the wrong side of the blanket!!!!

@Hi Shay, missed you! If I’m expected to put up with Rosabeee
as yet another mob child, the least they can do to make me happy
and bring back Ted King from the “DEAD”. We never did actually
see the body Jason got rid of, for Skye. Who would her mother be?
how about Tracy?…. Crazier things have been written.

@Fanny…..Bonjour and merci!!!! I’m having some issues with my Norton updates, so if I’m absent again in the near future, that’s why! (Aaaargh!!!!) Still, it is very nice to be missed by such a delightful array of people, yourself included!!!!! As for Grossalie possibly being an Alcazar? Could her paternity not also be courtesy of Lorenzo’s brother, Luis???? I wasn’t watching GH when he was prominently mentioned, but I am aware that he existed, although now is presumed dead? (As if that means anything…LOL.) Perhaps this familial link could be how Ted King could return to Port Charles, since his other identity is still tied up in that nasty Prospect Park business, right? Just a thought…..

@Shay….If I remember correctly to avenge her sister’s murder,
Alexis killed Luis in cold blood. Her defense was self-defense…
Then his identical twin Lorenzo came to town…. To bad Prospect
Park is still an issue at this point, otherwise we would have the
pleasure of getting Roger’s/Todd back and Michael’s/John as well.
But I digress… What if they were triplets, Luis, Lorenzo and
Lucian… I’m reaching.

@Fanny….Reaching? Not really…That could work just as well as any other tortured plot device to which we’ve been treated by this regime….I mean, if Holly can say she never knew a guy that she actually did—in the biblical sense, no less—-one certainly couldn’t discount the notion that the Alcazars were triplets, or even, quads or quints. Why stop at just three??? LOL…

I would love to see Rebecca come back and spill Jake’s secret. It takes somebody as devious as her to cause that kind of trouble.

I luv luv Jake and don’t want Jason back !!


YESSS!! ‘Bout time we heard something to give us hope Rebecca is returning to GH. As Rebecca said when she first introduced Hayden, she really hoped the writers would give her a backstory to shed some light on this spitfire and why she is who she is……lots of potential story with Nikolas and others including Jake , Sam, Elizabeth and maybe Patrick…..who knows just glad Hayden is waking up!!!!
This little tidbit is great news news for RB fans !!!

I never doubted that she would be back– that is why soaps invented the coma device, a means to delay a big reveal as long as possible. Of course like most coma victims on soaps she will wake up and not remember — delaying it all again. It is all so predictable.

Can’t wait for her to come back ,she is a great actress and we enjoy seeing all the trouble she could bring to GH

Give her a contract this time please!

SU0000, Are you RC or FV? If so, HI! Look, us old-timers don’t want the past, but damn good storytelling. GH has a talented cast, but the storylines do not match the talent. No more newbies for a while PLEASE I beg you!! Oh, Genie is not the reason GH is suffering. It the stories that aren’t going anywhere and characters acting out of character. I have want GH is flourish, but it won’t happen this way.

Really? Hayden who again??

Yes, yes, yes! Bring Hayden back. She is just a superb firecracker of an actress. I would like her to go up against Prince Nicholas and Rosalie which would make some intense scenes. I am loving Nicholas’s as a bad boy and it has waken up his sleepy character. Come on GH, do not disappoint us. Hayden, Nicholas, and Rosalie need more storylines. 🙂

It’d be great to see her back, but from everything I’ve read the big Jake reveal won’t happen until this fall. Does Billy Miller really only have a one year contract with GH that expires in October? That worries me for the reveal.

Thats what I’ve been saying. Jake becomes Jason and Billy’s contract expires!

Given how everyone reacted when she was written off of the series, it would not surprise me if she were being re-written back into the series.

I felt like RB was just starting to hit her stride when she left, so it will be interesting to see what she does next. I miss Britt’s scheming, so this character fills that role nicely. She could be an interesting pairing with Patrick or Dante (though I like him with Lulu), or even Sonny.

I do think the character of Robin should be back to balance Hayden, especially since Elizabeth has gone crazy. Perhaps it’s time to recast with Elizabeth Hendricks.

I hope she stays forever. I think she is GREAT with Nikolas. And speaking of the mighty prince, may I say Tyler Christopher ROCKS the evil prince role. He gives me chills!

I think they put Hayden on hold until the Luke exit is over..
Then they have time to write a really good story for her and Nik..
Soon, GH will turn up.. I feel it coming!

Hayden involved with Nikolas, giving him a great story of love sex and turmoil, perhaps betrayal, will be great !
It will rock the boat for many..

I’m waiting for the Ava and Sonny and Avery story, that one will hold heavy drama..
Ava will soon be back and Denise buried..

I’m also waiting for Sloane to be brought to action, he is Nikolas’s partner. That will be interesting.
I love love love Nikolas the Cassidine!
The Cassadines are high on the excitement meter of GH.. They are all but gone. I can see why Nikolas is finally being known as a true Cassidine / keeping the bloodline alive.
Nikolas has become so hot and sexy strutting his Cassidine!
The Nikolas character is finally alive!!!
I’m looking forward to anything Nik !! 😉

This fall GH will rock it !

I agree with most of what you are saying, Su. I Especially the Ava/Denise imbroglio. Something’s ‘gotta’ give here. I am just waiting to see how the writers will transition Denise back to Ava.
Do you mean ‘bury Denise’ literally? That’s one way. Ava could also be found not guilty, with new evidentiary info…declare her innocent posthumously. Then, poof!!!! Ava re-appears saying she was convalescing somewhere, after she was fished out of the water…..she could even have had amnesia. I am sure the writers will think of something. How hard could it be? It will be a cockamamie story, wether we buy it or not; but, it will happen. Later.


I don’;t want her back. I can’t stand her. I’m not watching on days Morgan Corrinthos is on cause I hate can’t stand him. Think I’ll doo that with her too. which means GH is losing a viewer

Hi Pam..
It is good thing you did not say that about Laura
You would have upset Harry and made him grumble lol …:)

GH will have great fall , stay tuned ..

Well, Suoo, I agree with your Freudian slip–GH will have a great fall–just like Humpty Dumpty
Your weird hatred of Laura defies logic and no one, I mean no one, agrees with you.

Not enough air time for the current characters without bringing in/back additional ones. More focus and shorter s/l’s are in order.

GH recently in soap time, lost;
Britt and then-

Anna (3 months)
and- Luke

Hayden is an excellent new addition ..

Let her comeback..and put her with Sam and Jason+ Silas

Then he can let RH and JT go..

But first she can blow the secret with Nick and Lizzy out

Hurry up put Sam and Jason togethr

Not sure Kaffen who RH & JT are. If you mean Rebecca Herbst & Jason Thompson I can’t imagine the damage & fan outrage that would cause if Liz & Patrick exited the show. That would be such a huge hit. They are beloved & pros at their jobs. To each their own though. ha

I am more than ready for Sam & Jason reunion as well.

wow RC obsessed with so many newbies again

I’d love Hayden to wake up from her coma and shake things up in Port Charles. She is a piece to this puzzle for Jake who needs to hear what never got to be said as to who else knows. Let the chips fall where they may as far as Nicholas and Liz. Jake as well as Sam will be forever greatfull when they learn the truth. I wanna watch the fall out. Liz should be afraid…she should be very afraid. Her world is about to combust and she deserves what she gets. She will probably run to Nicholas and I am sure he won’t want anything to do with her either. She will be one sad lonely woman.

What may happen-
Hayden, Ric, Nina and throw in Madeline and Franco..
There are few ways of involvement that could occur with Hayden’s return..
Hayden and Nikolas, for sure will happen and……………………?

WAKE UP HAYDEN! She has truly been one of the bright spots on GH in 2015. I hadnt been aware of her previous work so I didnt know what to expect. She is pretty and a pretty good actress. I love her instant chemistry with Jake and Nick. She is a fire bomb waiting to explode! She just needs to wake up and it seems like her birthday wish is coming true!

Timm, Hayden is fun and doesn’t bother me the way the other cartoon figures on GH do. I attribute this to Rebecca’s performance.
Moreover, Hayden coming to toe with Lizzy brought out the best in the latter party.
I just wish the writing afforded to this character was better. But the actress is pitch perfect.

Hi, Timmm.
When we first heard Rebecca was joining the GH cast, I was so excited….I knew her work from AMC. I knew she would deliver without fail, and, boy, did she deliver….in spades!! I think TPTB are keeping Rebecca on ice until the floor is swept clean. And, also to see the audience’s feedback.
Yes, she’s gorgeous and has a magnetic personality.
Furthermore, all of us who watch Y&R gave Billy Miller the same accolades, applause and honor. He is spectacular and appetizing…LOL.

CeeCee, your own to something. Even though I want Sam and “Jason” back together, Billy and Rebecca would be pure magic if they were to fall in love. But I’ll take Sam and Jason and I would love to see Hayden and Nick. They both have THAT secret and their passionate love sessions would make 50 shades blush!

Did anyone else find the threesome scene of Laura, Luke andHolly hilarious????. I am still laughing…
If this is any indication of the three worked together, I can see the appeal and the awe…..too funny.

Why, yes, CeeCee, I did! However, I found the spirited, yet civilized, private little “b-fest” in which Holly and Laura engaged to be even more amusing! It was concise, but classy……and now that the air has been cleared between these two “Loves of Luke,”—-historical revisionism aside—-it should be interesting to see what further transpires! (I only wish Anna were around to join the party, along with Robert, of course!) The ongoing discussion of “Bill Eckert” made me wonder if this legendary “red herring” could indeed still be alive and holding Luke’s two sons? Or could it be Bill’s boy, Sly? I really don’t even want to allow my mind to go there again, because there are so many excellent candidates for the “kidnapper”……many quite obvious, and others not so much! I shall defer my theories to the appropriate thread, but let’s just say the possibilities are nearly endless! I certainly hope that it will be an awesome and unexpected surprise! By the way, it would seem that not only have we once again “rattled the cage,” but we have reawakened the ire of the beast!!!!! LMAO! I guess we’re just unforgettable, CeeCeeGirl!!!! P.S. How’s the weather at MV? Are you settled in for an extended stay, or do you prefer to bounce between there and the Hamptons during the summer months? Talk about being spoiled for choice….enjoy!!!!!!

I just read this post, Shay. Sorry, I missed it.
LOL… I admit, I am spoiled!!!LOL.
I am back home in the Hamptons. Nico has local activities and day-camp lined up.
The weather has been fantastic on MV…..warm during the day; cool at night. I always need pay special attention to the kids’s very fair, sensitive skin….as myself. I wish I could get a natural tan…but, regardless of amounts of SPF we burn. Drat !!!!
Today I posted my praises for Luke. I am starting to like him….too bad this character is being stored away. I so understand what all the hoopla is about concerning Luke. I simply loved today’s scene between him and Lucky. The entire premise of the easy camaraderie between father and son was so poignant….yet, not mushy.
The meeting between Liz and her little son brought me to tears….however, inexplicably, I wanted more. I don’t know what; but, something was missing for me.
I am just waiting with bated breath as the BigJake storyline climaxes and all hell breaks loose. I want this to finally come to a happy end….Gnite.

Better late than never, CeeCee!!!! At least you received THIS post, unlike so many recent efforts of mine! I’ve replied to you again and again….I’d like to think that my thoughts have personally reached you, but such doesn’t seem to be the case–to say it’s frustrating is an understatement! By the way, I don’t think of you as spoiled….you are actually very well-grounded and quite down-to-earth…surely most others in your shoes would not prove to be so genuine, kind and personable….that’s the difference the right upbringing makes! At any rate, I’m glad you enjoyed your MV break….I can completely relate to your complexion dilemma….I’m also extremely fair, and my mother was always very careful with my delicate skin, as well. Both of my parents are likewise….I have a hilarious photograph of them on a New York beach and they both look white as sheets! But I’m actually grateful, because it kept me from attempting a tan, and so I’ve practically no sun-damage….ditto for my mom! (No decrepit décolletages in our family….or really any wrinkles, so to speak…Thanks Mom!..LOL!) Of course, I loathe the summer heat and humidity anyway, so staying out of the sun has never been that much of a burden for me. (I’ll bet even without suntans your little blonde cherubs and you look absolutely beautiful….pale and interesting is so classy and chic!) Anyway, yes, I have noticed some of your Luke musings….AG truly has risen to the occasion in his dealings with the fantastic JJ as Lucky. That’s just a taste of the GH of yesterday, so perhaps now you can understand why so many of us are less than complimentary about the characters, storylines and performances we generally witness in today’s Port Charles. I just saw tomorrow’s preview-looks like we’ll be back to the status quo–oh my! Having said that, I get your point about Liz and Jake (Jr.)..the initial encounter gave me goosebumps, but now what? Will there be a continuing saga about the child’s adjustment to his new surroundings, a wrench thrown into this happy reunion with possible psychological ramifications of what this precious little man endured at the hands of Helena, AND will he ultimately be good or evil? That would be an excellent subject to broach, but part of me thinks Jake will just be shipped to “Gran’s” with Liz’s other two kiddos, rarely to be seen again…since Cartini often drop promising ideas for future plots. Besides, all eyes will now be on Big Jake–how many more people must discover his true identity before the secret is unveiled???? It is getting well past the time for Jason Quartermaine to be revealed….Billy Miller has done an excellent job as an amnesiac, but he should be even better when his real life history is made known to one and all. Needless to say, I am also anticipating his emergence with bated breath. Later, CeeCeeGirl!

Hi, ShayGirl.
I will never understand why some comments, which constantly harp on the same subject, over and over, targeting me and you, are posted and ours are not…..including some of my posts to Harry.
This woman will not cease and desist. Anytime I make a comment which does not agree with her or I disagree with another poster, she just jumps in and repeats the same stuff from almost a year ago, which is spun into something grotesque….it just keeps growing. When will it stop. The moderators should actually put a stop to it. I call it harassment. What a lonely, suffocatingly spiteful life some people live.
So, I ask, how does that happen without consequence? Not fair.
I do not hate any of the actors or actresses. I do not ever even use the word ‘hate’. It is a horrible word.

I can see that you’re not very happy about some of the humdrum characters we will see on tomorrow’s episode…..back to the grindstone, Shay…LOL. To be honest, I, too, would like some movement. This Ava/Denise travesty needs to end; the Nina infantile storyline is not holding my interest…Michelle does not deserve this. And, Maddie, (I know you love her) needs to start acting like a mother. We are fed the same bland polenta on a daily basis. We did get a break from the ennui with the latest Dante, Luke, little Jake development, but now….here we go again.
We shall see what happens the rest of this week. Keep your fingers crossed. Later, Shay, Shay.

I cannot understand it either, CeeCee. The same rules for posting here should apply to one and all…especially when we are repeatedly moderated, and not just in our responses to each other. I’ve had many a reply to Harry, Timmm, Fanny, jimh, etc. also evaporate, and on a variety of subjects….I can accept that it happens, but what I cannot for the life of me comprehend is why that vituperative virago’s vitriol is permitted to stand, while we are most often not even allowed to defend ourselves against her consistent, monotonous bullying. Furthermore, it is beyond me why a single person’s animosity-laden views and objections are given a place of prominence over all others….it truly beggars belief! I certainly don’t love, agree with or approve of many an opinion I’ve read here, but I would never presume to so rudely excoriate another individual simply because their perspective doesn’t comport with mine….that’s just plain uncivilized! I’m in complete agreement with you…….I would simply like to see this uncalled-for harassment entirely stopped…it’s gone on for quite long enough and is not fair to neither us, nor other posters who are repeatedly prompted to join in the disparagement of our comments. I would most definitely never refer to it again if it were dispensed with on a permanent basis. As for the true purpose of visiting this thread…..the discussion of GH….yes, I am very sorry to see a return to the jejune business of those lesser than characters which have inhabited the Port Charles canvas for far too long….Denise is stale, Nina is an exercise in complete futility, Val-Chops and her adulterous plotting are utterly repulsive and as for Sappy…well, you already know! Other than the appearance of Silas on today’s episode, it looks to be “bland polenta” indeed! However, I remain hopeful that it is but the briefest of resumptions for these players and we will soon pivot back to the stories of Jake Jr. and Sr., Luke, Laura, Liz, and yes, even Tracy and Paul….that guy’s a real keeper!!!…I’ve already totally embraced him as part of the GH family, which just goes to show that a new cast addition can be welcomed and appreciated when it is well done!!!! Later, CeeCeeGirl! P.S. Fingers crossed that you shall receive this post! LOL.

Hi Shay, I see that there have been posting issues in the past. Recently Mr. Fairman stepped in and spoke about the site and its rules. I totally respect his comments and did apologize to him for walking outside the lines. With you and CeeCee, I feel a friendly connection. Soaps are our common denominator but I enjoy speaking with you two about other things. I will ALWAYS be a fan of MF and will post everyday because of my love for soaps and the connection I have made with you and others. I want to keep the peace on Mr. Fairman’s site and abide by his rules. If the moderators will post this and not put it up on the “Recent Chatter” section, I dont mind them posting my e-mail address for you to contact me. I jumped back 6 months or so to bury this conversation. Either way, MEOW!

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GH’s Mark Teschner Tells Casting Stories of Johnny Wactor, Giovanni Mazza, Rebecca Herbst & Nicholas Chavez

This week during a very informative and insightful conversation, General Hospital’s 11-time Emmy-winning casting director and now a Daytime Emmy Silver Circle honoree, Mark Teschner spoke on finding the talent for specific roles on the ABC daytime drama series throughout his near three and half decades with the show.

During a livestream chat on the Michael Fairman Channel, Teschner recalled some of the behind the scenes casting stories that brought many beloved favorites to the GH family including the late Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando), the newly-arrived, Giovanni Mazza (Gio), longtime fan favorite, Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth), and rising star, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer) to name but a few.

When speaking with sadness over the loss of Wactor, who was shot and killed back on May 25th, and what he brought to the character of Brando, Teschner recalled, “With Johnny, what you see is what you get. You see the most kind decent, standup guy, and that’s innately who he is. So, that quality comes through in his work and with the character.”

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Mark explained, “Brando was a raw kind of hothead, troubled kind of character, and Johnny was able to go there. He had a real intensity that he was able to bring to the role, but at the same time, the character of Brando had to have this depth and this giant heart that he doesn’t necessarily reveal when you first see him. Well, Johnny had the biggest heart of anyone you’ll ever meet. So that essence was already there, and then his acting and his skill played the character. Johnny brought so much of who he was to the character, and there was something so authentic about him.”

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Giovanni Mazza recently debuted on GH as “Gio”, so what was his road to landing in Port Charles? Teschner shared, “I was casting a recurring role for a 15-year-old on the show, but when I’m doing the audition, sometimes I’ll open it up because we try to cast true to age, really within a year or so.  If you think about it, all the kids in our show are the exact age of the characters that they’re playing. Because if you have somebody that’s older playing younger, it sticks out because they’re not going to blend age-wise. But I did read a number of actors that were older just because they looked interesting. Gio’s audition came in. I was viewing this through self tapes, and there was just something about him. It wasn’t just that he was a great-looking kid, it was just there’s something very soulful about him and something very compelling, and he draws you in. ”

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Mark continued, “So with the group of the 15-year-olds that I sent to Frank Valeintini (EP, GH), I said, ‘Hey, I’m including this kid, Giovanni Mazza. I’m well aware he’s too old, but I just want you to see him.’

After having him come into audition, two weeks later, Frank called Mark and told him they were putting Gio under contract. Teschner added, “So, that was an example where it was his first week in LA, it was his first and ever audition. So we got  before anybody else.  I think he’s really gonna develop into, you know, quite a young actor.”

Becky Herbst has been beloved as Elizabeth for decades, and Teschner recounted her audition process and how she came to the role of Elizabeth. “She (originally) auditioned for the role of Sarah Webber. But the role of Elizabeth was created for Becky. While the character of Sarah did not last long, here we are with Becky 30 years later.”

Teschner cited Becky’s casting as a great example. “I always tell actors when they come into audition, you lay it out, you put it all out there, you bring everything you have to that role. You may not get the role, but if you do good work, you get remembered. And it’s so true.”

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Nicholas Chavez popped in the role of Spencer Cassadine before exiting the series. Teschner tells how Chavez came onto the GH casting radar. “Nicholas sent his self tape in from Florida and the rest is history. He had a meteoric impact on the show.” Mark added, “You always have an expectation and the hope that they’re (the actor) going to nail it and run with it. But sure, there are actors, you think, ‘They’re gonna be awesome,’ and then all of a sudden it goes to another level. With Nicholas Chavez, we knew he’d be amazing, but you know, who knew? Well, we did.”

Watch the full conversation with Mark Teschner below where he talks about even more of the casting stories behind some of your GH favorites, then and now.

What you think of the Teschner’s eye for talent casting the characters of General Hospital? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards Winners Interviews

Last Friday night at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of the daytime drama series and performer winners took to the ‘Winners Walk’ to share their reactions on taking home the gold in their respective categories.

Speaking with Michael Fairman TV were: Outstanding Lead Actress winner, Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Outstanding Lead Actor, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge, The Bold and the Beautiful) along with friend and former B&B co-star, Alley Mills (ex-Pam, now Heather, GH), and his daughter McKenna, who attended the ceremonies with her dad.

In addition, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series, Robert Gossett (Marshall, General Hospital) stopped by to celebrate his win, as did Outstanding Supporting Actress, Courtney Hope (Sally, The Young and the Restless).

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General Hospital won both Outstanding Directing Team in a Daytime Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Daytime Drama Series, and both former co-head writers, Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, spoke to us following their victories, as did the Directing team led by Robert Markham, Tina Keller and Allison Reames.

The Young and the Restless icon star, Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki Newman) along with her husband, The Bold and the Beautiful’s producer Edward J. Scott were the recipients of the Daytime Emmy Lifetime Achievement Award honors, and spoke on what it was like to take the stage and deliver their acceptance speeches after the moving tribute from many of their colleagues.

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Make sure to check out our red carpet interviews from soap’s biggest night and all the winners conversations via You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Now, watch our 2024 Daytime Emmy winners interviews below.  Then, let us know who you were most happy to see taking home an Emmy for their work via the comment section.

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Bryan Craig Teases ‘Who Could It Be’ in Response to General Hospital’s Returning Mystery Man

Since General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini dropped a major bombshell of what’s to come on the long-running daytime drama at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, the guessing games have begun of just what former GH actor is returning to the cast this summer.

Speaking with ABC’s On The Red Carpet, as previously reported, Valentini shared, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.”

That has led to major online speculation that it could be anyone from: Jonathan Jackson (ex-Lucky), Greg Vaughn (ex-Lucky), Ted King (ex-Lorenzo Alcazar), Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer), and Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan) among others, that might be the gentlemen being referenced.

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On Wednesday, responding to a post on the subject from Soap Opera Digest, Bryan Craig commented, “Who could it be ….”  Now, clearly he can just be having some fun with the situation to throw fans off-track, or he might be giving us a tease of what’s to come.

Before exiting GH, the actor won two Daytime Emmys for his performances as Morgan Corinthos in 2016 and 2017.  Craig appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared most recently in Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel, plus several independent films.

The character of Morgan was killed-off the show when Olivia Jerome set a bomb that exploded in the car that Morgan got into, but was meant to kill Olivia’s brother Julian Jerome. Morgan’s death caused a huge split in the relationship of Carly and Sonny.

So, do you think Bryan Craig is just having fun with the audience, or do you think it’s possible he is the big return Frank Valentini is talking about? Comment below.

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