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Jack Wagner Back To General Hospital And Already Taping Scenes!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

On-Air On-Soaps was dissecting pieces of a puzzle that started back on January 1oth when soap favorite, Jack Wagner tweeted a few statements that consisted of:   “Going 2 bed early…Big Day 2moro.”  Then on Friday he tweeted,  “Caught up with an Old Friend of Ours 2day”   Later, he was tweeting about former wife and on-screen co-star Kristina Wagner’s new documentary project.   A source was telling us that they think Jack Wagner was already back at GH secretly taping some scenes for perhaps a handful of episodes.

Now comes word today via TV Guide that it looks to be true! The outlet is reporting that,”Wagner had already struck a deal and he’s already on the set secretly shooting.”  Wagner, who played GH cop turned spy Frisco Jones, during the ’80s and ’90s, heyday of GH, and was last seen in 1995.

TVG also mentions that Antonio Sabato Jr had taken a meeting with GH, and that so many of the big names of GH are coming back back that John Stamos, Demi Moore, and Richard Dean Anderson are three enticing holdouts. Wonder if those three would even consider a return?

So soapers, what do you think of Jack’s secret return?   Who else do you think should absolutely be part of the returns for the big-50? Let us know!

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mo
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mo

Miss him on B&B. Glad to see others appreciate him.

heidi
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heidi

It’s Great!!! Love to see Frisco again and have Maxie have both of her parents there!!! Soon they will be grandparentsand hopefully it will be SPIXIE time!

Patrick
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Patrick

I didn’t know Frisco was Maxies’ father. ie: the Spixie storyline….. SpinELLIE/ellie/Maxie. i have to agree.. with a post i read… that when you can’t agree with whom He should be in… ie: true TRIANGLE …… spinelli and maxie…. or spinelli and Ellie…. this has been spot on…. LOVE…. and he’s doing such a good job… with both of his gals/Ladies…. it’s endearing…. touching… and both of them…. Maxie and Ellie deserve LOVE. for a newbie… I have to give props to Ellie…. she’s caught on… at least with me, anyway. it’s a treat and fun to watch Spinelli have… Read more »

Wendelyn Sullivan
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Wendelyn Sullivan

I am looking forward to Frisco Jones coming home to Port Charles and reuniting with his daughter, Maxie. I want to see some Father/Daughter scenes where Maxie gets into his face for being an absentee Dad. Also seeing Felecia’s face when he shows up in Port Charles.

skp53
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skp53

John Stamos would be a dream come true!

Christy
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Christy

and I’d love to see Richard Dean Anderson! I watched him for years on Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, but always saw him and thought – of General Hospital and his crazy wife Heather!

he was funny on abc’s Young Doctor’s in Love movie too.

Terry
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Terry

It great that Frisco is back. We will have to see how Maxi reacts to his arrival.

Jules
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Jules

I’ve made my thoughts on all this casting nonsense…..I mean, news…..clear. Bait, hook and catch. After April 1st, where will they all go and what will it all mean? You want to have faith and be optimistic? Gesundheit. Me, I subscribe to the philosophy that sometimes too much is not a good thing. And I am not confident each of these returns will be met with satisfaction, or the ignoring of other characters will appeal to fans either. Just do good work with what you have, and then bring on the big names. Don’t use familiar and beloved faces to… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I’m thinking most of them will just be around for the Nurse’s Ball (50th anniversary)…

heidi
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heidi

Agreed… I am certain they are bringing back as many of the character from the past to celebrate the 50th anniversary. That’s a smart thing to do to celebrate the show and all of it’s years and all of it’s great characters and talented actors and actreses. Yes… it’s too bad we can’t have them stay longer but we get them back for some time that we wouldn’t have gotten before. The talent gets to work and in this economy and with what is happening to the genre… a very good thing! I am loving it! Writing for short stints… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

I don’t think of it as casting mumbo jumbo… I know their 50th anniversary is coming up and they’re building up to the Nurses Ball as well, so I love they’re trying to get as many old faces to come back! How long have we wanted those people to come back… and now it’s just so fun that hey, they’re doing what they can to make this a special year for longtime fans and for General Hospital! now if only Richard Simmons could get an exercise class going for the GH staff to get in shape for their Nurses Ball… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Now that would be perfect to see Richard Simmons

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

OMG! I’m loving this so much. Please keep the good news coming.

Don
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Don

Sound like good news to me!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Exciting! Brings back the “good old days”. Weeeee!

Decker Moss
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Decker Moss

Yes…..Jagger Cates…….please!

Christy
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Christy

….. ooooh Decker Moss! I remember him too! 😀

Christy
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Christy

Well speaking of Jagger Cates… this weekend was cold and pouring rain, so I dug out some old VHS tapes – unlabeled of course – to see what was on them. Watched a lot of old StarTrek TNG and then oh, surprise, surprise! An old episode of GH…. from 19 years ago! It was Karen and Jagger’s impromptu wedding at Kelly’s – in attendance were Monica, Alan and Jason Quartermaine (long before his accident), Tony & Bobbi and Bobbi’s Aunt Ruby, Sean and Tiffany, Lois and Brenda and Miguel, Jagger’s siblings – Stone and Gia, Mac and Felicia and Robin,… Read more »

Salimah
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Salimah

it’s absolutely tremendous news that Frisco and Felicia fans have waited for for 18 years. Just to see them interact on screen together again will have been worth the wait. About time!

MissyLady
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MissyLady

RDA? Heck, yes! I would love to see Liz/RH have scenes with her onscreen Daddy as played decades ago by Richard Dean Anderson. It is time for Dr. Jeff Webber to come home, even for just a few short scenes with his youngest daughter.

Ces
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Ces

Well, if he’s back, hope it’s a longer stint and gets some airtime, not just sitting in the background like Tristan Rogers & Kristina Malandro. Even Ian Buchanan seems to be bumbling around. I was also excited when Rick Springfield came back but then he was gone. So, not a huge fan of bringing fan favorites back for a minute….. leave them gone if they’re not going to be utilized properly. Bloated cast.

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

Oh Ces, live a little. BTW, Kristina has done away with Malandro about 20 years ago! What if most of the returnee’s don’t want a contract? Isn’t it nice that the show is paying tribute to it’s legacy characters and showcasing them? Sharing scenes again? Wouldn’t that be FUN? For once? GH had been so dark the past decade that most of its legacy characters were killed off or so horribly written, they should have been bumped off. Rick Springfield is more into his music anyway so he couldn’t devote more time even if GH wanted him to. At least… Read more »

Ces
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Ces

I didn’t say I wasn’t enjoying the show. I love the show actually!! I just don’t think these short stints are necessary for ratings. I do love seeing these actors return, but not if they don’t plan on sticking around. Take for instance Kimberly McCullough, she can’t commit to the show and yet Patrick is still idle. Even if he’s moving on, he really can’t, because fans now know that Robin is alive. Sometimes the past is best left in the past. The show has a lot going for it right now regardless!

MK
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MK

Anna being back full time has been the Best we have seen her since 1991! She has returned many times but as cartoon. I am sure some will end up being a contract down the line

Ces
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Ces

Yes, I agree with that! Love Finola Hughes and I’m glad she IS back full-time! 🙂 Wish Tristan Rogers would get a contract!

heidi
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heidi

Agreed!!! We can only hope that Anna/Finola is there for a long time! She’s AWESOME!

Wendelyn Sullivan
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Wendelyn Sullivan

I love Anna. I hope we get to see her interact with Frisco. Maybe they can team up and rescue Robin, since Robert is in a coma, and isn’t able to tell anyone that Robin is alive..

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

OH MY Goodness!!!!!!!!! I’m about to pass out! Frank Valentini is THE MAN! How anyone could think he and Ron don’t appreciate GH history is beyond me. Every actor/actress who meets with him are so impressed by both his excitement for the show and his story ideas….well…except for Steve…um…er….whatshisname. In any event, we will have Frisco & Felicia back and sharing scenes with Duke & Anna and maybe an awake Robert. Also add in Luke & Laura! Scotty & Lucy & Kevin! Now Jagger is a possibility….I’m seriously having heart palpitations. I’ve heard nothing from Vanessa Marcil and she LOVES… Read more »

KA
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KA

Blackie needs to get out of jail and visit Port Charles! That would be awesome.

Justin
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Justin

Bring back Bobbie and Audra Hardy (is the actress still alive?) I know Jackie has new lips like Leslie does, but what the hey! Luke needs his sister. How about Scotty’s mother. Just bring back some of the faces from the Glory (or is it Gloria (Monty) Days!

Violet
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Violet

Yes! Bobbie and Audry Hardy!

Bette
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Bette

Sean Donnelly and Tiffany Hill

Violet
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Violet

Yes! And Bobbie and Audry.

Christy
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Christy

oooh yeah – Sean and Tif!

Lynette
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Lynette

How about Tiffany?

Barbara Atchue
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Barbara Atchue

Bring Robbin back and Nicholas and Lukes bartender son, can’t think of his name, and of course Lucky , all the oldies except Heather,( enough of her antics ). Make Maxi tell the truth.

Barbara
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Barbara

I’m so looking forward to the return of the GH alumni. Since the original family was the Hardy’s, I truly think members of that family should be seen. That would mean the return (even if only for a guest appearances) of Rachel Ames (Audrey Hardy), Matthew Ashford (Tom Hardy), Richard Dean Anderson (Jeff Webber) and Scott Reeves (Steve Webber). Genie Francis is returning. It would be so nice to see other members of the Spenser family. Luke and Laura’s sons: Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and Nathan Parsons (Ethan), Denise Alexander (Leslie Webber, Laura’s mom) and Jackie Zeman (Luke’s… Read more »

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I LOVE your imagination! 🙂

MK
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MK

Dusty never played the Outback. The OUTback did not open until 1991. Dusty and Teri played at Duke’s in 1987. Must be thinking of Sean’s Son (Christian) that played the outback.

Barbara
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Barbara

Sorry MK, it might have been Duke’s. Forgive me, it WAS a long time ago. lol Not sure I remember Christian.

heidi
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heidi

Love it Barbara!!! All great suggestions! Frank and Ron… listen to Barbara!!! Please! It would be so much fun even if they were there for only a few shows!!!

mamabear
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mamabear

I would like to remember them when they were young although Anna looks great and Luke is always hot. What are we going to do with all these people?

Ces
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Ces

Exactly!

mj
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mj

I would really love to see Jason back in General Hospital this show is not the same without him. He and sonny are the best part of General Hospital pleaseeeeeeeeeee bring back Jason back!!!!!!

heidi
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heidi

Agreed MJ… I would love to have SB back as Jason… but this time have him come back as Jason Quartermaine and the storylines are unlimited. Also a great opportunity to bring some characters from the past back.

Helen
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Helen

Please bring Jason back-he and Sam deserve alittle hapiness.

Bobbie Lynne
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Bobbie Lynne

Jack Wagoner and John Stamos back now that will make fans like me smile. I have watched GH for the past 30 years.

MK
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MK

They can perform Sneak Attack! 😉

Laura Brodie
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Laura Brodie

I am a die-hard GH fan and I always loved Frisco. Now it seems like anyone who was ever on the show is coming back for a final swan song before they cancel the show. Too bad.

MK
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MK

It is for the 5Oth, not a swan song

heidi
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heidi

Laura… think for the 50th Anniversary and not the other!!!

donna
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donna

LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE IT:)

jess
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jess

Rick Springfield!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I am looking forward to all the returns! I believe most will be coming in for the Nurse’s Ball (in honor of the 50th anniversary) and not staying long.

I agree with most everyone else here, but would like to add that Felix’s last name is Dubois – and I for one would LOVE to see Billy Dee Williams return as Toussaint Dubois. Relation to Felix?: uncle, cousin, father, whatever! 🙂 Liked him and Epiphany…

Violet
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Violet

Ooh!! Good catch on the Dubois name. Billy Dee would be great for a few episodes to make that connection.

Barbara
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Barbara

Agree with Violet. CTwildheart, I didn’t catch the name similarity, so glad you did. Hope they are related and Billy Dee can join the cast for the 50th Anniversary, maybe get a little something going again with Epithamy and stick around.

lucille
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lucille

great news, hope they write a worthwhile story line and not unbelieveable story.

bc
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bc

demi moore is talking abt a gh return? that would generate a lot of press for gh and daytime soaps and even primetime soaps but how does this benefit moore? she already is attacked by the hollywood entertainment press as it is. wouldn’t guesting on a soap make them mock her some more though? it is mysoginist how hollywood and the entertainment media chastise moore for her youth obsession. hello? that’s every hollywood actor and actress! moore obviously has issues w/ aging. but that’s exactly how it is w/ george clooney! moore is made fun of for her penchant for… Read more »

TAMI
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TAMI

well said.

Patrick
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Patrick

OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH ! For the LOVE of God…. Bobbie Spencer… ALREADY!

Seriously? Just Saying….

All the Hoopla about GHs’ – 50…. wouldn’t be a complete Tribute…. w/out Jackie Zeman.

MK
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MK

Forget James Franco! The star they should have been getting has always been Richard Dean Anderson as Jeff Webber. I would like to see Heather, Monica and Lesley all fighting over him. He is also perfect to take on the Steve Hardy Legacy. Antonio, Yes Please, but only when Robin or Brenda return.

cindy
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cindy

I would love him to be back I miss all the old actors been watching for years

marlene
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marlene

sounds like these actors don’t have any other type of rules anywhere else. Sad, the economy hit the performing arts also

Claire
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Claire

Looking forward to see Blackie. Audrey should come back. Who is Scotty’s Mom?
I will have my 50th anniversay also with the show. Started to watch it after my daughter was born. (1963)

Laura
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Laura

Would love for Tiffany and Sean, Blackie,Laura, Scotty, Bobbie, Louise, and Ned come back. Iam a huge Jack Wagner fan so happy he is coming back ! Want the show to bring back Jason and Robin and Robert

Linda
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Linda

Ned was back, today, 1/24/2013.

Rosemary Pfeiffer
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Rosemary Pfeiffer

sure would be nice if Sean and Tiffany could bring Robert back to PC !

Angela
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Angela

I actually loved when brenda was originally on & with sonny. when they brought her back the writers gave her a HORRIBLE storyline that made her look whiny & annoying, & didnt keep her & sonny happy together for more than 2 minutes!!! but i would love her back together with sonny raising her son!!!

Sandy
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Sandy

I think they should bring back Sean and Tiffany, Frisco, and where has Bobby been, Carly needs her?

Cassie Carneley
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Cassie Carneley

I LoVE YOU I just wish you would sing

NG
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NG

How many more people can they add? There are way too many people on already. They need to stick with the core characters and just build good story lines for them.

Karen
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Karen

I think it’s wonderful seeing these old faces and characters! I’d like to see Jacki Zeiman come back to the group!

TAMI
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TAMI

i was a bit upset with all these characters showing up thinking they were spreading the storylines too thin, until someone said they are primarily back for the 50 years anniversary. And i think the writers have bone a great job incorporating them into existing stories or creating short new ones for them. Kudos to the writing teams, at least so far.

Jill Blackwelder
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Jill Blackwelder

WONDERFUL NEWS!

Donna McCusker
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Donna McCusker

I hope Jack Wagner is back. He and Christina were such a hot couple. My daughter will go wild.
I don’t understand why they are going through all these people?

Kirsten
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Kirsten

Bring Back JASON

heidi
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heidi

Agreed… but I want it to be SB!

Kirsten
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Kirsten

me 2

Anita
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Anita

I don’t care to see Demi Moore back. Her story line wasn’t much, and she wasn’t there for very long. She has no history with anyone. IE: she isn’t anyone’s parent,etc. Richard Dean Anderson would be awesome, as he is Elizabeth’s father, and also a doctor. Pairing him with Monica? Can you imagine. She needs a man! Also, I hate the way they just forgetting that Robert has another child besides Robin. He is Bobby’s son, Lucas’ father. (Robert and Cheryl, Tiffany’s sister, had a baby together and Bobby adopted him!) It bugged me that Luke had to make up… Read more »

TilDawn
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TilDawn

Cheryl eventually set the record straight..Robert was not Lucas’s father. His biological dad was Julian Jerome. So Robin is Robert’s only child (that we know of)

~Teagan
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~Teagan

I have waited many years to hear that he was coming back, many prayers. Now if we could just get Shawn and Tiffany, and get Robert ‘healthy’ and back on the screen. I think it would be awesome to see Robert & Anna, Shawn & Tiffany, Frisco & Felicia, Luke & Laura all together on the canvas. Some of my favorite parts of GH were when I was young and all these couples were there and together and all the spy work…just no Faison stories, please. Oh, and I think it’s about time Blackie Parrish was released from prison. This… Read more »

Candy
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Candy

I would like to see him make a play for Felicia and have her tell him where to get off.

Sandie
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Sandie

Oh yeah!!

debbie hillman
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debbie hillman

You really need to bring Jason back. It was the worst story line and he needs to come back as Jason. He doesn’t need to be on the young and restless get him back plz.

wendy
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wendy

it’s pretty obvious…robin’s rescue, stones brother would be a great hero….friso there to help her save robert….and help maxie do the right thing since she’s pregnant by the love of her life..and when they all have happy endings they old crew can go after jerry and faison…of course with their base of operations in the penthouse with the secret room..luke,laura,robert,holly,anna,duke,mac,friso,felicia,jagger,sonny..all now protecting their little grandkids instead of their kids…sorry for rambling but i havent missed more than a handful of episodes since 1982!!! that’s my ideal senario

Christy
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Christy

you know, I would even like to see clips of favorites that can’t stop by for a scene anymore because their portrayers have died along with their characters

Steve Hardy
Nurse Jessie Brewer
Ruby Anderson (Luke & Bobbi’s aunt that ran Kelly’s)
Lila & Edward Quartermaine

Pam
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Pam

I agree. And what ever happened To Bobbie, I haven’t seen her on there in a very long time.

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GH’s Josh Swickard Stars in HBO Max Film ‘A Hollywood Christmas’

Circle Thursday, December 1st! That’s when you can see General Hospital’s Josh Swickard (Chase) in yet another holiday film.  This time, Swickard stars alongside Jessika Van in A H0llywood Christmas streaming on HBO Max.

In story, A Hollywood Christmas follows Jessica, a successful Christmas movie director, who begins living her own real-life Christmas movie when a handsome television executive named Christopher (played by Swickard), shows up on the set.

Sent by the network to decide if producing Christmas movies are worth the expense, Christopher’s presence threatens to halt production on Jessica’s latest film. With Christopher looking over her shoulder on behalf of the network, Jessica now has to juggle: actors on the set falling in and out of love, an elf dog, and her own romantic feelings for the network exec!

As many are aware, Josh stars in many holiday films, so it’s a bit of send-up about a guy who is in Christmas movies starring in a movie about the making of one.

Warner Brothers posted tune-in info on their official Instagram a few days ago, sharing, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… #AHollywoodChristmas premieres in SIX Days! Spend the #HolidaysWithHBOMax.”

You can check out the trailer below.

Will you be checking out Josh in ‘A Hollywood Christmas’ starting this Thursday? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Kelly Thiebaud Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

In heartbreaking scenes on last week’s episodes of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) gets the news she has feared for quite some time – that her battle with Huntington’s disease has progressed even further than she imagined.

The moments were all played with devastating perfection by Daytime Emmy winner, Kelly Thiebaud, who has GH fans know will be departing the ABC daytime drama series soon.

In story, Austin (Roger Howarth) set up a consultation with a Huntington’s Disease expert, Dr. Talone. When the three meet to discuss Britt’s case, she learns that symptoms she thought were stress from being on the run a few years ago, and when she was in prison, were the early manifestations of the disease.

After Dr. Talone examines Britt, she reveals that Britt now has the signs of stage three Huntington’s.  As for her prognosis, Britt will have ‘significant cognitive impairment’, and while she was anywhere between five to fifteen years in her lifespan, it could be as soon as eighteen months when Britt will need assisted living and full-time care.

When Dr. Talone exits, Austin offers to stay with Britt, but she asks for him to leave her office so she can be alone.  Once by herself and overcome with the news she received (and looking at her framed medical license and business card which says that Britt is Co-Chief of Staff of General Hospital), she finally loses it and tears up her office.  Cody (Josh Kelly) comes upon her, when she is left holding the necklace she found in Peter’s possessions which are the diamonds of the Ice Princess.

Britt is in tears and tells Cody that when she found out her father, Faison had died, she thought it was finally over. However, his reach extends far beyond the grave! Britt is in disbelief that she wasted so much time seeking his approval.  Cody tries to calm Britt down by telling her she is worth loving.  Britt remarks, “Even with what’s been passed down to me?”  Cody is confused and thinks she is talking about the necklace which now makes Britt believe that Cody was only into her for the diamonds.

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Later, in the most gut-wrenching and emotional scenes, Britt confesses to her mother, Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) that her disease has progressed. Obrecht wants to get her to a specialist in Toronto, but Britt says she just met with her and she informs her mother she has five to fifteen years to live – and a year and a half before she may require full-time care.  Obrecht promises they will fight this. An overcome Britt asks her to just stop because she doesn’t need a doctor … she needs a mom.  The two embrace, but Obrecht cries Britt deserved a better mother than her. Kathleen Gati and Kelly Thiebaud were extremely touching and effective in these scenes.

When looking at the totality of the arc of this story that played out last week, and the understated and beautiful work of Kelly Thiebaud, it is without question Michael Fairman TV gives our Power Performance of the Week honors to Kelly.

So, what did you think of Kelly’s performances as Britt learns what she will now be faced with in the years ahead and the aftermath? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati on Liesl Learning Britt is Sick: “This Was the Most Painful and Profound Episode I Have Filmed in 10 Years”

This week in a preview of a heartbreaking episode of General Hospital, Liesl (Kathleen Gati) will learn her daughter, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), now has developed symptoms of Huntington’s Disease and its progression is making Dr. Westbourne very sick.

In story, look for Britt to confide in her mother, noting that that the disease is beginning to overtake her body.

Liesl’s portrayer, Kathleen Gati shared with Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstand now), just how mutter will react to the news.

Gati expressed: “I have to say this is the most painful and profound episode I have filmed in 10 years.”  Kathleen has played the role of Dr, Liesl Obrecht since 2012.

She goes on to say, “Liesl puts her doctors hat on to give hope to herself and to Britta, encouraging her that they are both well-trained doctors and can find a way to help Britta.”

However, that’s not what Britt wants to hear.  She needs her mother, and the support and comfort from her, at this devastating time in her life.

Kathleen shares it’s at that point that Liesl realizes she needs to stop all the medical talk and just be there for her daughter.

So, are you looking forward to the scenes between Britt and Liesl?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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