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Jane Elliot To Exit General Hospital!

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For quite some time now fans of General Hospital have heard the rumblings that Jane Elliot was preparing to walk away from her beloved role as Tracy Quartermaine.

Since bursting on to the GH scene back in 1978 and then leaving and returning, following a string of other memorable primetime and daytime roles, Elliot has left an indelible mark that will never be forgotten in our genre. Now comes word via Daytime Confidential that Jane has informed ABC and the General Hospital executives that she plans on departing the show at the end of her contract this spring.

Right now, Elliot has been in major story with Michael Easton’s Finn and Rebecca Budig’s Hayden, and is always embroiled in the Quartermaine family drama.  With Jane’s departure it would sure seem to signal a major end of an era for the Q Clan.

So, if this holds true and Jane leaves, how do you think Tracy should exit the canvas?  Will you be devastated by her departure? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Ricardo
Ricardo

I love Jane, she is a wonderful actress. I will miss her on GH.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Would be sad to see her go now that she has just begun to make up for all the
“crazy” years she was written, not as the strong-willed, forceful Tracy that she always had been, but as a weak vessel falling at the feet of “Fluke,” that incomprehensible character!

Jenny
Jenny

Paging Anna Stuart!!!!

Celia
Celia

Great idea, Jenny…..Love Anna Stuart ( Greelee’s mom and Vicki’s–AW).
I don’t want Jane to leave, but if she must, then Anna is a great choice. What would be the reason for Tracy to up and leave? There are already so many loose ends as it is…..a recast would be the way to go.
The irony would kick me in the rear if, Anna, as Tracy, would turn out to be Hayden’s bio mom and not Naomi. Together again?
Now, all we need is for Walt Willy to show up as Dr. Webber, Hayden’s and Lizzie’s father.

Shay
Shay

You mean Dr. Gina Dante…..as Anna Stuart was once known in the Port Charles sphere. Been there, done that, as far as this actress is concerned!

Connor (AvidSoapFan)
Connor (AvidSoapFan)

I will be sad when she leaves. Such an amazing and remarkable actress, Jane Elliot, you WILL be missed!

David
David

Recast Tracy with Robin Strasser, ex Dorian OLTL, she will be terrific as Tracy Quartermaine.

Richard
Richard

That would be PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!

Karen
Karen

She can not be replaced ! There are just some actors that leave an indelible mark.

Lew S.
Lew S.

No, Jane Elliot cannot be replaced. Maybe she will leave to join Luke, wherever he is.

NancyH
NancyH

My thought exactly!

PennySoap
PennySoap

I agree!

Dan
Dan

Absolutely not. You don’t replace Jane Elliot.

Jeffre jonas morer
Jeffre jonas morer

No you do not! She is a daytime icon!

Steve
Steve

There are some roles that cannot be recast. Tracy Quartermaine is definitely one.

Rhonda
Rhonda

I agree that Jane is not replaceable. However, the Q’s are on the endangered species list.
Bring in Robin Strasser and/or Erika Slezak as some long lost Q relative.
Then maybe Melissa Archer as someone’s daughter, also a long lost Q relative. Failing that bring back Skye Quartermaine.
Before someone screams that the cast is too bloated, I need to remind them that the Q’s are rapidly disappearing. Let us beef up the Q mansion!

Celia
Celia

You are so right, Steve. Some characters/roles are too memorable to replace.
But, I echo what Rhonda has said. It makes sense to recast.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Rhonda…Robin and/or Erika would be perfect to pick up the slack. GH really needs to revamp its Q family; Ned should be a constant (always loved him), more Dillon (love him, too), Jason should return to his Q roots and bring in Sam and kids, Michael should be at the house more, Monica needs to be the grand dame of the house now and Skye Quartermaine should have returned for AJ’s funeral!!!! and should return now.

Personally, I could do without Melissa Archer. Never took to Natalie…

Robin Strasser and Erika? They’d fit right into the canvas. I do believe Robin’s been starving for work ever since the demise of OLTL and would welcome a return to daytime; not so sure Erika would be into another contract. But she could somehow be incorporated.

Losing Tracy is a biggie… 😉

Eric
Eric

She’s irreplaceable! Iconic role and actress that cannot be ever replaced! I hope she strolls off into the proverbial sunset with Luke….her one true love!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

GREAT idea!

Charday
Charday

I like the long-lost Q relative(s) coming in, as Rhonda suggested.

Timmm
Timmm

Fing NO!

dmr
dmr

This is sad news. I have always enjoyed Jane Elliot. I will miss her. Unfortunately, her exit will only further the demise of the beloved Quartermaine family.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I hope Jane will consider returning for short cameos on important occasions. It’s time the Q’s repopulated with the younger generation anyway. They are all there – Tracy’s kids and Alan’s remaining son. As much as they want to get away from it, it’s time Jason, Ned & Dylan do their bit to bolster the family name. Was a poor decision to make the next generation such slackers when it comes to business.

My ideas – ELQ needs to buy Crimson, and put Nina & Dylan firmly in the circle of the Crazy Quartermaines. Lila’s little namesake needs to return with Skye – even if she’s not technically a Q by blood. With Michael & Ned running ELQ, Skye could come on to take a place on the hospital board. And, with her background, Griffin would finally get off Sonny’s back and find another reclamation project. Ned needs to marry Olivia because she would finally give the Q’s something they’ve been lacking – a REAL Italian Thanksgiving, with the best pizza they’ve ever tasted.

It’s difficult to find something for Jason to do because he isn’t the corporate type. Security/risk management for ELQ’s holdings? Or, maybe he can join Sam in her PI firm with Curtis.

tsuds
tsuds

Always like a good murder mystery exit with a poison pickle relish concoction..

libby bess
libby bess

gh will not be the same without tracy have watched gh from day one wish her the best

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Ditto!

Patricio
Patricio

Heartbreaking .

Joan Faist
Joan Faist

Please leave it open so she could come back is that’s what she wants. Love Jane and her character, Tracy

Tamara
Tamara

I agree!

davlestev1
davlestev1

i don’t blame her. Get out while the getting is good. GOOD LUCK…enjoy your retirement.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Shes not jumping off a sinking ship! Shes retiring after a long, successful career.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL. Agree, Eileen!

davlestev1
davlestev1

Good Lord people read between the lines…connect the dots..eileen haggis I mean by all means go while the character is in a good place in her mind to leave the show. AND STOP YELLING AT ME IN ALL CAPS JK ROWLING LOL. Some people. Well I never.

JK
JK

THE LADY KNOWS WHEN TO RETIRE…..GH IS BETTER THAN EVER.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL, davelestev1…it’s all good but to be honest my first instinct was to agree with Eileen because it really did sound like you were implying GH isn’t that great…get out before it totally tanks. I think your words, “Get out” sorta set that tone.

Peace!!! 😉

davlestev1
davlestev1

Well I did mean while she was happy with the character. But to be honest the whole of the ship that was once daytime sunk with the end of world turns/guiding light and abc’s double cancellation. Jane Elliot isn’t on a sinking ship..she’s clinging to a piece of floating drift wood like Days cast. The once tall mighty ship that sailed across three channels of called daytime drama is now lying in a ship graveyard. Oh how morbid I am hee hee.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Nice visuals…imagery. Howeva…I only partially agree! Canceling so many soaps was the beginning of the end for the genre…and the abrupt cancellation of AMC (which I hadn’t watched in centuries, ahem…and my beloved OLTL was cruel and shocking. Cruel, because it came without warning and ripped a piece of history and continuity out from under viewers who watched for years.

But I must say I honestly think GH has been great lately. I think Jane’s leaving when the show is at its best it’s been in a long time. Still, that has nothing to do with it. She’s been said to have considered retiring for quite a while. And I do think she was even more motivated when Geary left. Same age group…same shared history. Gave her that extra umph she needed to actually do it. Sucks though…

Patricio
Patricio

I remember this phenomenal, uniquely beautiful actress steal every scene she was in back in the 1970s. She came and went from General Hospital but she made the soap opera villain a multi dimensional character. One that we loved to hate and we hated to love.

I don’t know the details of your departure but Godspeed to you and thank you for sharing your talent for so many years.

I say this with a heavy heart “you will be missed”

Sue M.
Sue M.

She is the back bone of GH! Who will fight with Monica? She been on GH as long as I could remember.
I think it is not a good move. Her character is quite important. Do not like it !!!

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

She wants to retire, its her choice. You want to change her mind on what SHE wants to do with her life??

Rhonda
Rhonda

Eileen, folks get to express their sadness and disappointment that Jane is leaving this role she has been playing for many many years without you admonishing them.
Do you not understand that this is a compliment to her as an actress?
You tend to come off as being combative which is puzzling to me.

Eileen H Hargis
Eileen H Hargis

Jane said she was retiring and why. A fan said make her stay. I simply commented it was the actress’s choice and why badger her. You cant understand that??I merely replied to a fan. No combat motive there. Its just silly to wish someone didnt feel the way they do.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Yeah, but Eileen, you to tend to shout down fans about how they feel, this is not the first time. This seems to be a pattern with you.

Celia
Celia

Good grief!! For the life of me, I can never understand why be so contrary.
Fans are just expressing their thoughts. Give us a break!!

Celia
Celia

@Rhonda.
Agreed, Rhonda…..Eileen is in the habit of talking down to fans….the same over at Y&R.

Steve
Steve

To not distract from Jane during her exit, if it is deemed that Mr. Geary return, let it only be for one episode.

An alternative “happy” ending has Larry Ashton returning for Ned’s wedding to Olivia F. Larry tells Tracy she’s the only woman he’s ever loved and legitimately has come into millions on dollars — her turn to live off him. Regardless, I hope Hugo Napier returns for at least one more scene of bickering.

When Tracy leaves, Who’ll remind Monica that Alan gave her that house (because he was an idiot).

Paul
Paul

Oh no, don’t get her struck with that low rent con Ashton again. If she has to go (sigh), better with her TRUE partner, Luke.

Dan
Dan

Really sad to hear this, but it wasn’t unexpected. Jane has come and gone many times over the years. I’m actually surprised she stuck around for 14 years on this go around. Loved all the stuff she did with Tony Geary. But other than the storyline where she got sick last year, they really haven’t had a lot for her to do since Tony left.

She’s one of the all-time soap icons and will definitely be missed. It’s sad to see how the once mighty and powerful Quartermaines have slowly dwindled down to almost nothing. But such is life, nothing lasts forever. Hope they give her a nice send off. And of course leave the door open for her to return.

Thanks for many years of entertainment, Jane! You’ve been a pleasure to watch.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

And I HATED all the stuff she did with “him”! It destroyed the “real” character of Tracy Quartermaine. But she was just beginning to be written back as the original character–her acerbic nature softened, admittedly–but, judging from the recent interviews she has given, I think she didn’t mind the “softening.”

Timmm
Timmm

“HIM” won EIGHT Emmys!

brian
brian

well… I will miss her tons….but I will retiring from my job at 57…so can we blame her for wanting time to do whatever she has planned.

she has given us so much of her acting career and I am grateful to her for that

all the best

Joe
Joe

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Tammy
Tammy

If she feels that she can’t come back on reoccurring role from time to time then kill her off.
Or make her go off with Luke somewhere …
This way she had an open door if she wants to ever pop in.

I don’t wanna see anyone else as Tracy.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOO! DON’T kill off a legacy character. Let her go off on a LONG trip to Tahiti or Rangoon or wherever. And Monica could mention her now and then–LOL!

Magneto
Magneto

Have her leave town with Luke and ride off into the sunset. They could bring Skye Chandler back to liven things up at the Q’s. I’m against a recast. Jane is Tracy Q.

Celia
Celia

The Amsterdam sunset. LOL.

Shay
Shay

Only if Tracy consumes another “space cake” by mistake, CeeCeeGirl!

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
APPLAUSE!! Good one!!

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Hmmm, a nunnery. Will Ophelia be there?

Shay
Shay

Thank you, CeeCeeGirl!!!! As for your query regarding “Ophelia?” Why yes, I do believe she will be at that aforementioned nunnery…along with a more contemporary “character” who should also be “cloistered!”

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
You are naughty, ma belle. LOL
Hmmm. We should make a list of that particular ‘cloistered’ GH group.

Shay
Shay

WE SHOULD, CeeCee! And wouldn’t that be TOO much fun??????

su0000
su0000

awww no..

Jane Elliot / Tracy Quartermaine. My favorite!!!

I knew she would be leaving, I just knew it 🙁

Well, I’m happy for her, sad for me.

I really hope Luke, her love, will walk into the sunset with her.
It would be the end , or beginning, of their long time love story …
A perfect ending- goodbye …

Rhonda
Rhonda

Ah, that was nice, SUOO.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Su0000, PULEEESE, no long walk off into the sunset with who-know-who! Let her leave with at least a shred of dignity–LOL!

Shay
Shay

You mean another long walk away on a foggy pier with that reprobate of an ex….thanks, but no thanks!!!! Tracy Angelica Quartermaine deserves far better than that fate. I hope JE’s departure will be an inspiring and uplifting one for her iconic character…rather than a doom and gloom ending. Always leave the door open for a visit from Tracy, but NO recasts, please!

Patricio
Patricio

Luke and her are a great exit for the fans.

su0000
su0000

Luke and Tracy are a love story..
they have loved each other for like forever (after laura)
they should be together at last..

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

She leaves for Luke who is ill and marries him off camera…

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i first seen Jane Eliot who played a nun in Elvis’s last movie Change Of Habit…

Mary SF
Mary SF

One of my all time favorite movies– and Jane was wonderful as the spunky nun- and so young– wish her well in retirement.

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

I love that movie. Love Elvis. Jane is fabulous!

Shay
Shay

Maybe Tracy will decide to retreat to a nunnery!

Celia
Celia

Hmmmm, Jimmy. I wonder why Sally Field wasn’t cast as the nun ( and her nun’s cap and wimple, LOL) for that movie!?….

Celia
Celia

I thought I had seen all of Elvis’ movies. I don’t seem to remember that one, Jimmy. ….’gotta’ raid Gran’s stash. I must have missed that one.
But, I did watch “Escape from The Planet Of The Apes” with a then, 30-year-old, Eric Braeden.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! And UUGGHH! 🙂

Roberta G
Roberta G

I hate to see her leave but if she is it would be the perfect time for Luke to show up and the two of them take off together.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (Am I repeating myself???? Well, so be it!

Timmm
Timmm

Grow up!

Rhonda
Rhonda

Well, to echo, Nancy, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!
Traci deserves better than that.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Wow! You MUST be kidding! “Grow up?” Nancy (as well as the rest of us), can express her dislike for a character to her heart’s content. As for “growing up?” The amount of immaturity and cattiness that’s been displayed by the pot-calling-the kettle-black and friends… should take a seat and rethink that comment.

Ray
Ray

It is sad to see another legacy character leave their roles behind. I did not watch “Guiding Light” during JE’s era, but I loved her on “Days” as Anjelica. Jane has never been given the accolades she deserves as an actress. I think she is a powerhouse every time she is on the screen. Best of luck to your future and thank you for years of entertainment.

toscanti
toscanti

She was fantastic as “Carrie Todd Marler” on GL. She played multiple personality like no other. I’ll miss her on GH.

Kevin C
Kevin C

I loved GL during the days that Douglas Marland was the head writer and YES, Jane as Carrie Todd Marler was superb but short lived for there was some conflict between the producer Allen Potter and Douglas Marland and the storyline ended along with Douglas Marland leaving Guiding Light which was a downfall for Guiding Light. In my opinion Douglas Marland was the best head writer GL has ever had and Guiding Light won 2 emmys for best writing and show during Douglas time on GL..I don’t blame Jane Elliott for leaving for she was kind enough to give us all these years of her talent. Wishing you nothing but the best Jane and enjoy your free time.

Alan
Alan

Doug Marland was a master of using a show’s history to generate story as well as telling young love stories that could build the next generation.

Paul
Paul

Maybe she should return to “Days” as Anjelica – it might help that currently terribly written show and other people her character was involved with (Justin, Adrienne, Victor) are still on the canvas. The only one on there I TRULY enjoy now is Meredith Scott Lynn as nosy, fun Anne Millbauer.

Deelo
Deelo

she will be missed; a wonderful actor – has seen GH through the good and the bad. The character is needed on GH as she is the matriarch of the Quartermane family so a recast (using Robin Strasser, if possible) would be warranted. But her shoes will not be filled, only changed. Wishing her the best on her future endeavors. She was classy, brawny, smart and funny as Tracy – thanks for the memories.

k/kay
k/kay

My dear lady I hope when you exit you can say I did it my way!!! Good luck god speed!!!

Celia
Celia

Awwwww. Such sad news!!!! Wish you well, Jane.

giovanna
giovanna

I love Jane it’ll a sad day and an of an era for the quartermane the next genaration starts with michael let’s see how it goes

Jd
Jd

Oh man…so sad. I love Jane and Tracy 🙁

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! 🙂

Natalie
Natalie

Love Jane Elliot as a Tracy Quartemaine and she should not be recast! If Jane would like to retire or move on leave Tracy open for Jane to pop in. Storyline option could be Tracy going overseas to work for ELQ, expanding the market. Please keep Wally Kurt/Ned in Port Charles as we need as many “Q’s” to keep the legacy going!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Now, I DO like that idea of “going overseas to work for ELQ–would be keeping in character.

Lisa
Lisa

I’m very saddened by this news.
Jane please reconsider.
On the other hand if she does leave – might I suggest bringing back Skye Chandler Quartermaine to helm ELQ.

NancyH
NancyH

Maybe GH will give her a storyline she can’t resist. I hope!

Bill
Bill

Surprised she’s hung around this long. The writers at “General Hospital” have never been the least bit interested in re-invigorating the Quartermaine clan. Losing Alan and Edward was devastating, and bringing in Dylan and Ned part-time just didn’t cut it. Jane needs to leave and let the Quartermaines die with her. Another reason to jump ship from this mob-steered Titanic.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Don’t know if it’s the writers or the brass at ABC who have not been interested in re-invigorating the Quartermaines (given that this lack of interest has continued across numerous writing and producing teams, I would guess it’s ABC), but it’s certainly been a mistake, as has the continuing mob domination (which I also think comes from higher up).

As other people have said, this departure is not a big surprise–but what a loss for the show!

Maybe they’ll put Leslie Charleson back on contract (assuming she’s interested).

Timmm
Timmm

I agree Bill, NONE of the writing teams ever concentrated on PC’s FIRST FAMILY!

LIn
LIn

I hope they don’t kill Tracy. Could she go to be with Luke? I’d love that. Have Luke off Camera writing letters or calling her asking her to join him. Or let her meet some other man and go to meet him. Or have her go on a trip. But please don’t kill her. If Jane ever decides to make a short visit- maybe Ned or Dillon get married or whatever. I am sad she is leaving. I’ve never enjoyed the character as I do now. I”m sorry to see her go. And I agree if they recast Robin Strasser would be great.

Ck
Ck

A class act!

I was introduced to Tracy during her 2003 return and have loved the character ever since. Her battles with Skye were legendary and her fight and devotion for Luke is once in a lifetime.

Ms. Elliott, you are simply the best and I hope your send off is as epic as your return!

This is truly the end of the Quartermaine Era of GH….

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

See? That’s just it. Knowing the character of Tracy Q. as conceived and played from the beginning, she would never have stooped to THAT low level of fighting!

Jarrett
Jarrett

She withheld her father’s heart medication in a fight about his will, Tracy Q. never had a problem stooping low.

Rose
Rose

I’m sure a lot of soul searching went into Jane’s decision. Am wishing her the best in her new future. But I’m really going to miss Jane as Tracey Q. Hope they have a nice exit for her that doesn’t include Luke. And also hope there is potential for an occasional visit back to Port Charles that doesn’t require her signing a contract.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

FINALLY, someone who agrees with me! “A nice exit that doesn’t include Luke.” Thank you, Rose!

Eva Roman
Eva Roman

Have Tracy find true love with a new man, not a recyled ex-husband.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

And someone else who agrees with me! (I’m racking up–and feeling better–LOL!)
Now THAT’S a good idea–“true love with a new (strong) man” to match her strongness. I do like the sound of that!

Rose
Rose

Yes!

Rodd
Rodd

Jane Elliot cannot be replaced. There is only one Tracy Quartermaine. While I wish JE all the best in whatever she decides to do, I really wish she wouldn’t go. She and Tracy will be sorely missed. There will be such a huge hole on the canvass. And just as the Q’s were back on screen, what a shame.

I do hope they bring in some of the other Q characters with the same actors/actresses playing the roles. No one can replace or fill the void, but seeing more Q’s in PC would certainly soften the blow.

Steve
Steve

For those mentioning recast, it’s not an option. You can’t replace an actress who’s played the role (off and on) for almost 40 years! Regardless of who you brought in, viewers would never accept the new actress. Both Anna & Felicia were temporarily recast years ago and the newbies were quickly shuffled off.

And as for Robin Strasser, although she didn’t originate the role of Dorian, OLTL recast her for 3 years in the early 90s. Elaine Princi was a fine actress, but never really Dorian. Would Strasser be a good (temporary) addition to GH? – probably, but never as Tracy

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

I agree with you Steve. I absolutely remember when OLTL recast Dorian in the 90s. Ms. Princi never caught on with the fans because Robin Strasser so totally inhabits Dorian. Jane Elliot totally inhabits Tracy Quatermaine.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

And yet Robin Strasser wasn’t even the original Dorian; there were two actresses who played Dorian before her (and the original actress, Nancy Pinkerton, definitely had a strong presence and put her mark on the role). So it’s possible, sometimes, for a recast to capture the viewers’ hearts and imaginations and become the definitive performer in a role, even if the role is strongly identified with another performer.

That said, I agree that Tracy is un-recastable. They should not try it, even with someone of Strasser’s talent. It would be a mistake.

Patricia Sterrett
Patricia Sterrett

I will miss Tracy. She is a big part of GH, but I wish her all the best.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It would be cool to see Jane return to DAYS and Justin’s (Wally Kurth) bed!

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL…can’t see that. Never watched DAYS or saw them together in that capacity but after watching them as mother and son for so many years that would be just too freaky.

Celia
Celia

Oh, wow, rebecca! I had no idea….I just assumed 4ever was kidding around…love the humor.
Yes, I see your point. The notion would, definitely, be freaky. LOL.

rebecca1
rebecca1

yep…you know I”m all for older woman/younger man but, LOL, still would be strange for me after knowing them as mother and son from GH.

Celia
Celia

Again, LOL, rebecca, you have your own style of making laugh…too funny.
But, in defense of 4ever, if uou were familiar with the names and the characters, and their respective storylines, the synopsis would be clear enough.
I followed his backstory perfectly….some of the characters are still around.

Celia
Celia

Yeah, I was a little confused myself concerning Jack Devereaux . I didn’t know he was also known as Billie Johnson. And, I definitely did not know about Anjelica.
I learned something, thanks to 4ever. LOL.

Celia
Celia

LOL, 4ever….your humor never fails to make me chuckle. Why? You remind me of myself. I can see comedy in just about any given situation, if I try hard enough. HaHa!!
Actually, I would love to see Jane in any role, I love her that much. So, YES, bring it on!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

CeeCee…Not sure if you know this but though I never watched Days I read that Jane and Wally really did play lovers on that show!

Elliot portrayed Anjelica Deveraux on Days of Our Lives from 1987 to 1989; her character has an affair with the much younger Justin Kiriakis (played by Wally Kurth).

That’s why I responded that after seeing them as mother and son on GH the thought of that freaks me out!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

Now I know you didn’t know, Celia, thanks to rebecca 1, but I was still being humorous knowing the full story.

Jane played Anjelica Deveraux who was Jack’s stepmother. Jack was really Billie Johnson who’s brother and sister are Steve and Adrienne.. Harper Deveraux and his wife had adopted Billie and named him Jack, but soon afterwards, Jack’s adopted mother died, then Harper married Anjelica.

Adrienne came to Salem looking for Steve and Billie. She sent for Jo (biological mother of all three). They were first reunited with Steve who grew up in an orphanage where he was forced to let go of his baby brother, Billie. They only wanted the baby and not his older mean brother. Adrienne was born after Jo gave the brothers up.

Eventually, they all realized Jack was Billie and they all were reunited, but Jack was already spoiled by the good life. He was a Deveraux! The Johnsons were TRASH as Anjelica would say.

Duke Johnson was Jo’s abusive husband and child abuser and ultimately raped his own daughter, Adrienne, after the family reunited minus Billie Jack.

Anjelica had sooooo much fun with all that. She not only kept Jack away from his family, but she went after Adrienne’s man. Justin’s oldest son’s mother is Anjelica.

If there was a silver lining to all of it, Anjelica realized she had been married to a serial killer referred to as The Riverfront Knifer. So, Jack had two crazy fathers!!

Interesting footnote: Jane originated the role of Anjelica, but the actress that plays Gloria on Y&R last played Anjelica.

Also, Jane starred on GH before DAYS, but Wally Kurth starred on DAYS before GH. The duo were first together on DAYS.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh my gawd…I just tried to follow that synopsis and am completely confused!!! That was the epitome of the stereotypical parody when describing a soap. Yikes!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hahaha…CeeCee. It wasn’t 4ever’s fault…the story was just so convoluted that my brain froze about halfway in!

Celia
Celia

Thank you, so much, for the backstory, 4ever. I was a baby in ’87-”88, LOL. I am, more or less, well-versed in Days, but, I must confess, my grandmother never mentioned this story. I guess I didn’t ask the right questions? LOL.
Keep on posting, my friend. you know how much I enjoy your writing and humor.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I just hope they don’t kill off the character– but somehow I don’t see the character having a happy ending either— maybe it will be one of those open ended deals where the character has gone missing– wish Jane all the best and a huge thank you for entertaining us for so many years

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Had to reply here…Change Of Habit is my favorite Elvis movie..liked Jane, Mary Tyler Moore and Barbara Mcnair (spelling) as the nuns…

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, a fun movie–and Elvis also looked great in it! 🙂

Shay
Shay

Speaking of your “favorites,” jimh, I just had to ask if you have been watching “Broadchurch3?” In the latest (and last) installment of the series, Julie Hesmondhalgh (aka, Corrie’s “Hayley Cropper) has a featured role. I couldn’t help but think of you whilst viewing her fine performance! (Hope you are well…)

aria
aria

this totally sucks! noooooooo, i can’t take this, hope she reconsiders…

JK
JK

CLASS ACT AND TERRIFIC ACTRESS…..WE WILL MISS HER BUT DO NOT TRY TO REPLACE THIS WONDERFUL WOMAN…..SHE MAY WANT TO RETURN NOW AND THEN….THIS IS A HUGE LOSS FOR G.H. AND THE VIEWERS….GOOD LUCK TO MS. ELLIOTT.

Gloria
Gloria

I’m very sorry to see Jane leave the show. She is one of my favorite characters and a wonderful actor. I wish her all the best and hopefully she’ll make a guest appearance once in awhile.

JMER
JMER

It’s glaring and a huge loss only, because they’ve fired or not put on contract a number of other Classic GH vets so there really is not a lot going on with the core families–how do you bring their kids into the forefront eventually if their parents aren’t around to introduce them and groom them with front burner stories like Days, B&B and Y&R.

Once Finola Hughes is gone, I likely won’t tune in ever again. The other Classic vets aren’t given enough to do to warrant it.

They should be grooming Maxie, Griffin, Michael, Dillon, Dante, Lulu, Lucas, Valerie, Molly (and maybe Jordan too) to take on leading some of the bigger stories. Elizabeth is front and center but with Franco as her leading man, it’s a joke to a majority of the audience. Carly and Sonny, especially Sonny, have had their day in the limelight and the audience is tired of them. Jason hopefully can get a second wind but I don’t know.

What’s going to happen to Hayden and Finn once Tracy is gone? Will they remain interesting?

Why is there no Ned or Duke?

ppage
ppage

I will never forget the scene in the late 1970’s when Tracy refused to give Edward his heart medication after a supssed heart attack. Riveting!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Now THAT was Tracy Quartermaine!

robbie
robbie

Still shocking and truly memorable after all these years

Charday
Charday

This is huge–hate to see her go, but please don’t kill the character. I’d go for a good re-cast and/or leave the door open for return guest appearances.

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Very sorry to hear she’s leaving. There was no info provided as to why she wants to leave, so we don’t know if there’s a chance she’ll come back. I really started to like her character the past couple of years as she’s showed a more caring side, which for me has made her more likeable.

With her leaving, and having been the rock of the Quartermain family for some time, there’s honestly not going to be much left of a strong key family left. Michael’s too young, Ned hasn’t been put in key storylines and Jason is Jason so Sam and family is his focus. GH writers best bring the Buchanans into town to put down roots. Nora’s already there, let’s hope she gets a recurring role and brings Clint and the boys in!

Steph
Steph

Yesssss!

mark
mark

Too bad she is a real link with the past.

jeffrie
jeffrie

Sad to see her leave i think Kim Zimmer would also be a great Tracy if they choose a recast!

Reed
Reed

Jane has always been a treat to watch. As with Kin Shriner’s Scotty, you just enjoy the heck out of their scenes, even when there’s not much to play off of. It’s a real tribute to her ability to make the material entertaining and compelling–great range. I can honestly say that I never fast forwarded through any of her scenes, as her performances (regardless of the material she was asked to deliver) were always worthy. There’s no doubt in my mind that she made those around her better–your “A” game was always required when sharing the screen with Jane.

Way too early to contemplate a recast. Yes, it’s been done before with other beloved characters (kudos to Billy Miller, but I’m still not feeling it). As with Kin, Finola, Genie, et al, give them some time off canvas and maybe they recharge, or perhaps we can entice them back with a juicy storyline. Or maybe Jane will be gracious enough to reprise her role every so often to maintain story continuity. We’ll take what we can get!

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

This is very upsetting news. Jane Elliot’s Tracy Quatermaine is a very unique and unforgettable character. She is a force to be reckoned with just like Robin Strasser’s Dorian Cramer Lord.

If Jane has decided to retire, I say congratulations on an outstanding career and thank you for giving viewers such tremendous entertainment. I certainly hope TPTB aren’t going to kill Tracy. Hopefully, Jane will be open to dropping by for short visits now and then.

I also feel bad for Leslie Charleson. She must be getting pretty lonely.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Unfortunately, Leslie isn’t on enough to be lonely. They throw her in every few weeks for a few snippets of dialogue.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Rebecca, thank you again for YOUR humanity (re your rebuttal to the uncharitable reply someone made to my light-hearted NOOOOOOOOO!). You’re a real sweetheart. So glad we enjoy posting together. Take good care–and thanks again. 🙂

rebecca1
rebecca1

You’re welcome, Nancy. I’ve had a lotta “rumbles” LOL on this site with certain someones…’nuff stress in life and real problems, yes?

See ya on the next post!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

Photo Credits: CBS, JPI, ABC

Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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