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Jane Elliot Will Return to General Hospital

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Earlier this week on General Hospital, viewers were upset to find out that Jane Elliot’s current run on the ABC daytime drama series had come to an end, when Tracy announced she was leaving Port Charles for Amsterdam.

In story, Tracy was heading back to Europe to tend to Luke’s affair and meeting with Luke’s sister, Bobbie to help her get through the emotional ordeal.

However, on Friday, Soap Opera Digest is reporting that while “Tracy will be off-screen during her trip, her absence from the canvas will be short-lived.”

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That would also make sense given that Lois (Rena Sofer) told Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton), that she should take Tracy’s offer up to run Deception and that she would help her fend off any interferences from Tracy and others.

Elliot is a Daytime Emmy-winning actress and enduring fan favorite with General Hospital fans.  he has played the role of Tracy Quartermaine numerous times over the years including in: 1978–1980, 1989–1993, 1996, 2003–2017, 2019–2021, and now in 2023.

Many GH viewers are wondering if Tracy’s exit might also pave the way with how to wrap up the character of Bobbie Spencer’s story, since her portraying Jackie Zeman passed away this past May, and the soap opera has yet to deal with it on-air.

So, glad to know there is more Tracy “Q” on the way after Jane Elliot’s short break on General Hospital? Comment below.

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Happy to hear this news.
Tracy lights a much needed fire in all the other cast mates she shares scenes with. They have to be on the top of their game with this fabulous actress.

She is a great actress but she always causes problems. At time she is just too snarky. Glad she’s coming back but hope they tone her down a little. Stop being such a know it all bully

Tracy is Tracy; one of the few REAL Quartermaines left. They’ve already watered her down; she used to be way harsher but always a great character. Are you a new viewer? Serious question. Because if you knew Tracy for decades, you’d know she’s not as “snarky” as she could be and used to be. And when she is, she’s always hilarious. So glad she’s coming back! I missed her!

You nailed it!!!!! Precisely what I wanted to tell Sher, who obviously does not have a sense of Port Chuck history.

I Agree with you

That wouldn’t be Tracy though.

I agree wholeheartedly!

This version of Tracy is more comedic and that occurred when she was linked with Like, so in a sense it humbled Tracy.

Tracy could go there if needed and I hope Frank takes her there just for a moment.

She’s carrying a heavy LEGACY on her back and is doing a fantastic job keeping it alive.

Tracy in a sense is the last true Quartermaine standing.

I been watching from day one. Tracy alway been a tough lady. But she ease down alittle. But like Sher said is true. If your a new . Then you haven’t see her in action. She a very good actress. I’m 73 now and I still watch it. Love it and Tracy.

Cannot wait for her return. She should be in every scene

No she shouldn’t be in every scene. There areNy good actors in the g h cast and the writers need to use them properly.

I agree; love her! I’m so happy that she’s come out of retirement. I hope she’s going to remain. What I’d really love is for them to bring AJ back from the dead (again, and keep him alive this time!), and maybe even Skye, and fill up the Q house with actual Quartermaines again. They should bring back Dillon, too.

Sadly, AJ is dead-dead as long as Frank is around. The ghostly walk up the staircase locked that in.

With Tracy around, it’s the perfect time to bring in a new Dillon. Pair him Maxie?

Sorry, I’ll disagree again – Skye isn’t an “actual Quartermaine”. She’d fall into the “interloper and hangers on” category even if Edward and Alan had a soft spot for her.

Funniest part about the “up the stairs” scene….

Does anybody REALLY think AJ went that direction? I can promise you, he definitely did not! Though I do think he got a raw deal in the end because ReRon had some personal “beef” with Sean Kanan.

In the end, AJ may have done enough to atone for his previous mistakes. Harmony, however, perished after doing some heinous crimes and should probably not be appearing as a vision to Willow.

Enjoying Rena somers return. Hope she stays

I’m so glad she’ll be back. her leaving was so abrupt!

She Just left the Actress IS Retired. Skye should be brought back Instead! Don’t know Y I care I don’t watch the show Anymore.

Skye is DEFINITELY NEEDED but will Robin Christopher return full time and then, will they give her storylines to make her stay around?

Thank you Michael for speaking the way you have . Jane Elliot is wonderful actress.
Newer viewers should watch Elvis Presley’s 1969 movie “A Change of Habit” Jane Elliot played a nun along side Mary Tyler Moore.

My favorite role was Carrie Todd in Guiding Light (I was a CBS soap fan until ATWT and GL were cancelled – that’s when I switched over to ABC GH)

This is what Wikipedia says Jane thinks about her stint on GL: From 1981 to 1982, Elliot appeared on the CBS soap opera Guiding Light as Carrie Todd, a character who was involved with Ross Marler; Ross learns that Carrie is a murderer and has a split personality. Elliot considers her time as Carrie as one of her favorite roles, saying “the most was asked of me when I was doing that role.”

What??? I’ll have to check this out for sure!

Watched the show as a kid…Fell in love with Tracy (and Jane)… When she stood by and watched as Edward begged her to get his heart meds…spit my lemonade across the room , when someone one touched Tracy’s shoulder, (her reaction was priceless)… and the cam pans back and it’s revealed to be Edward….

I remember watching that scene, where Tracy withheld Edward’s heart med during a heart attack, like it was yesterday ! I was in my first year of college and about fifteen of us would gather to watch gh every afternoon and that scene blew us away !! There was screaming, laughing and plenty of gasps at her viciousness !!! I adore her !!!

Jane Elliot is real, I respect that-

She does not hide her age….

No wigs or dyed hair to black, no 10 lbs of extensions or extreme facelifts, no phony..

She is a beautiful lady 88 yr lady..

Most all aged on soaps over age 60 are phony trying to look 30..

Jane is showing them how ridiculous they are..

I for one could care less if Tracy comes back or not. Her storyline is a waste of airtime for someone else. Let her stay in Amsterdam.Dont mean to be ugly just boring story.


Shame on you shes a great actress

It’s just reading as ugly ! Just sayin’ !

You mean like Marlena

Marlena’s secret for staying young? Getting possessed every 25 years or so!

I’m always happy to help, of course.

LOL; Jane’s not 88! She’s 76, and in my opinion can pass for 70. Love her look; sophisticated. She’s kept her figure, her white hair is gleaming and her makeup is gorgeous as is the wardrobe.

Jane Elliot Is not 88yr old she’s is 76, omg, get it right

She is 76 not 88-you have her confused with a different Jane Elliott

She is NOT 88

She’s 76.

I get your point, Su000, but I don’t know whether you’re joking about Elliot’s age or whether that was a typo: she is 76, not 88. She is one hell of an actress! GH is lucky to have her back.

That was not me it was Alexa LOL…I asked Alexa – general hospital soap opera actress Jane Elliot’s age, it said 88 .. I dunno…but I respect her for not forcing herself to look 30 she is natural….

Thanks for your reply, Su000!
Alexa can be so temperamental sometimes…
And you’re absolutely right!

H-e-e-y there, Su, Long time, no hear!
Here’s looking at you, kid.

Couldn’t agree more with everything you said about Jane. I love that she’s chosen to age naturally and gracefully on screen, which is so rare in show business. She’s 76 years old, though. Not 88, lol.

She’s 76. But agreed, she’s an ageless beauty and sharpest actress and wit!

She’s 76 not 88

She is 76, not 88

I completely agree Su000 though Jane is only 76, born in 1947, the same year as my mother.

She’s 78

Check your facts…Jane is 76-years old, NOT 88!

Jane can’t be 88!!!!! Wonderful actress and keeps everyone on their toes when she is in a scene with them. Brook Lynn does a great job in their scenes together. I love her snarky attitude. Much needed in this soap to entertain the masses.

She is 76 years old

88???? No. Born in 1947 — you do the math!

most watchable actor on daytime or nighttime even

I’m not a fan of Tracy, but I do love Jane’s portraying of her. I have watched GH since I came into this world in 1981, my mom was placing me in her lap with my bottle. Lol. I’m so glad to hear an original is remaining on the show. I’m a forever gh fan. Mat Bobbie (Jackie jersey girl zeman) (( jersey boy here too!!)) RIP. I was so upset to hear she had passed earlier in May. GH 4EVER!!!!!

I wish Jane were back on contract, but I can understand if she doesn’t want that at this stage of her life. She likes to be able to come and go, and she’s certainly more than earned the right. I’ll take whatever I can get of Tracy on my screen. As OG Steve pointed out in another thread, she’s one of the last of the old guard from the 1970s.

Hoping they’re finally able to address the Jackie Z/Bobbie situation with the regular writers returning. And it definitely seems like this is the start of that. I keep hoping that this talk of Luke will lead to the reveal that he’s really alive, and we might be able to see Tony Geary drop in for Bobbie’s funeral. I still can’t accept that they killed a legendary character like Luke Spencer off screen in a cable car accident. It always felt like that was part of a a bigger story. To this point it hasn’t materialized, but here’s hoping. It wouldn’t seem right if Luke wasn’t there to send off his beloved Barbara Jean.

Hey Dan – thanks for the mention. BTW – Jane has been on contract since her return in April.

While the death of Luke offscreen was awkward, I just don’t see them bringing him back.

When Tracy returns she needs to share scenes with not just Michael and BLQ but her other family member Jake Webber who’s one of her grandnephews played by Hudson West.

Great news! Jane’s portrayal of TQ is nothing short of spectacular! I was thrilled when she returned. Nothing like TQ to shake things up & cause problems. Loved to see TQ hasn’t lost her edge.

I’m a Fan favorite of G H & I do Love Tracy, I’ve been watching the soap for about 40 yrs. She makes the soap even more interesting

Very, very good news about Tracey “Q”. I am pleased that you heard our voice.
Likewise, so relived that the fiasco about Eddie is all over, thank goodness.
Now, please EXPOSE Nina, and send her away; far,far away.

I’m glad she’s gone! We need some happiness in this story, instead of so much tearing people apart!!

I always wondered why Jane’s picture never shows on the intro. Tell her w want to see her beautiful face on it!

I always sell Tracy as this reminder of like a older or younger princess Leia or Carrie Fisher with all her classic theatrics and antics and her way with words and expression I mean imagine now seeing Jane acting something with Harrison Ford

So glad she’s coming back. I missed her Everytime she’d leave. She brings life to GH. She definitely is her father’s daughter. pay her what she wants to keep her. Brook Lynn can control her if she digs deep enough, love love Lois, when her character would stay forever. Her and Tracy are a hoot together. Lol

I’m so happy Jane Elliot is back on GH. It just isn’t the same without Tracy. I love the way she stirs things up, but yet can have a heart felt moment too.

I love Jane Elliot! She is the epitome of a soap opera villain. She is a wonderful actress and the one you love to hate! She has the ability to make her character really believable! Nobody does it better! I’ve watched GH since day 1 of it’s existence and will watch it til the day I die! True Blue Die Hard GH fan!!!

This time, upon her return, let’s add her to the opening photo montage as well! She’s a legacy character and deserves to be there!

It’s time for a photo shoot. Kate Mansi (Kristina) has been on contract for over 6 months and needs to be added as well. Other pics are severely outdated – Maxie and Liesl look so much different.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase Proposes to Brook Lynn; Kristina and Blaze Share a Kiss

Finally, many GH viewers got their wish, when on the Monday, December 4th episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Chase (Josh Swickard) got down on one knee (a few times) and proposed to Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton).

At first, Brook Lynn balked at his attempt as she believed Gloria (Ellen Travolta) and Lois (Rena Sofer) were pressuring him to do so. When she tells Chase marriage is off the table he pulls out an engagement ring. Chase reveals he was planning on proposing at Christmas, so he had the ring ready to go. A romantic Chase shares that he doesn’t want to waste one more day as he clearly knows what matters now … her!  With that, Chase gets back down on his knees and proposes again, and this time Brook Lynn says, “yes!” The two seal the deal with a kiss!

Molly (Kristen Vaganos) breaks the news to TJ (Tajh Bellow), that she now wants to accept her sister, Kristina’s (Kate Mansi) offer to be their surrogate, after all the failures they have been through in trying to find a candidate that will stick.  While TJ voices his concerns, he eventually comes around and tells Molly, “Let’s have a baby,” and now seems excited about the prospect of Kristina being the answer to their prayers. They seal the deal with a kiss!

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Kristina and Blaze (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) get together with a bottle of champagne, since Blaze’s latest song just hit number one on the charts. During their conversation, Kristina asks what is Blaze’s real name? She reveals it’s “Alison”.


Later, Kristina opens up about her past and her abusive relationship with Keifer, her short marriage to Trey and then how she went away to college and fell for her professor Parker Forsythe (formerly Ashley Jones).  She then reveals Parker went back to her ex. However, Kristina’s takeaway was she realized she was clearly into women. That leaves the moment open for Blaze to make a move on Kristina and the two share a kiss.

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So, three kisses moved the stories forward on this episode of GH. Which are you most happy about? Chase and Brook Lynn getting engaged? GH moving forward with a same-sex romance for Kristina and Blaze, or TJ and Molly coming together to agree to let Kristina be their surrogate? Three kisses, three different stories.  Let us know via the comment section below.

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Daytime Emmy Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon; The Tradition Continues

On Sunday, it was Mishael Morgan’s (Amanda Sinclair, The Young and the Restless) turn to host the annual Lead Actress nominee luncheon, for this year’s talented woman who are going for gold at the upcoming 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Friday night, December 15th on CBS.

Morgan took home the Daytime Emmy in this category in 2022 becoming the first Black actress in the now 50-year history to ever win it. In a tradition that was started by four-time Daytime Emmy winner Susan Flannery (Ex-Stephanie, The Bold and the Beautiful), the winning actress from the previous year has to pick up the tab, choose a restaurant and host a fun afternoon gathering for this year’s crop of nominees.

Attending the festivities were 2023 Lead Actress nominees: Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea, The Young and the Restless), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless), Sharon Case (Sharon, The Young and the Restless) Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), and Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy, The Bold and the Beautiful).

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Taking to her Instagram, Melissa Claire Egan shared: “To be nominated alongside this incredibly talented group of women is a TRUE HONOR!!! Thank you to last years winner, the fabulous Mishael Morgan for hosting an epic Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon today. It’s so nice that they all offered to give me their Emmy if they win!!”

Michelle Stafford took to her Instagram and expressed: “Lead Actress Brunch. This is a real honor. I’m truly honored to be in a group with all of these incredible women. I’ve loved them all for a very long time. We are all so grateful to be working on our shows… to be working in general, as actors. What a spectacular group of women. Mishael (Last years winner) put together a brunch that was BEYOND spectacular with gift bags even!! I mean Mishael, you are an absolute class act. Thank you for the beautiful day 🧡”

Finola Hughes posted her sentiments as well, “Yesterday was the leading ladies lunch for the Emmy’s. It’s a tradition started by the inimitable Susan Flannery. (The previous years winner throws a luncheon for the nominees). Yesterday was a very special lunch. Mishael Morgan raised the bar! The conversation was at once light hearted and deep. This was an amazing group of women, supportive, funny and caring. Thank you all for a brilliant few hours 💕 🌸 ✨”

Posting on their Instagram Stories were Michelle Stafford who gave us a little more behind the scenes of the luncheon, where Mishael also handed out a gift bag to each of the ladies, and Sharon Case who accompanied her photos with the tune “This One’s For the Girls” by Martina McBride.

So, looking forward to seeing which of these talented actresses takes home the Outstanding Lead Actress Emmy on December 15th? What do you think about how the tradition has been handed down for many years that the luncheon carries on? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom Shares Heartfelt Message to Mark His 30-Year Anniversary as Dr. Kevin Collins

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 30 years since back on December 3rd, 1993, when General Hospital viewers got the shock of their lives as the ABC soap opera introduced the psychiatrist twin brother of serial killer, Ryan Chamberlain, in the form of Dr. Kevin Collins.

For soap fans that meant we got to see even more of one of the finest actors ever to appear in the genre in Jon Lindstrom. The talented actor started on GH a year and half earlier in June of 1992 as Ryan.

Fast-forward to 2023 and Lindstrom is in the running for this year’s Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series when the 50th annual Daytime Emmy Awards are given out in less than two weeks on Friday night, December 15th on CBS. Could an Emmy on his 30th year playing Kevin and Ryan be in the cards? Stay tuned.

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It has been well-documented that former GH creatives Wendy Riche (ex-EP), Claire Labine (ex-head writer) and Michelle Val Jean (ex-writer) were all instrumental in keeping Jon in Port Charles with a second role as Kevin, when he could have headed to As the World Turns at the time to play the role of Damian Grimaldi, that eventually went to Paolo Seganti.

Taking to his Instagram on Sunday to acknowledge this special milestone, Jon shared via video message, “I woke up this morning to see that today December 3rd, marks 30 years since I debuted as Dr. Kevin Collins on General Hospital. I knew that it had been a long time, but 30 years since the doppelgänger to Dr. Ryan Chamberlain was introduced. It really is remarkable. It’s been a great ride, a great run. it’s like an entire career right there. I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. It’s just been great.”

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Lindstrom paid tribute to those who helped create Kevin, expressing, “I have a lot of people to thank about that, let alone people like Wendy Riche and the brass at ABC at the time … Claire Labine who was writing the show back, but Michelle Val Jean was really was the one who I had the pleasure of working with to develop and bring to life Kevin Collins. She’s still a great friend today. So, there’s been a lot of blessings around this for me, and don’t think, I don’t know it. I pretty much drop to my knees every day in gratitude. Thank you world for supporting Dr. Kevin Collins and Ryan Chamberlain, for that matter. I’ll do it as long as they’ll have me.”

Accompanying his video, Jon wrote: “So grateful today for my 30 years of ‘Kevin Collins’ (and ‘Ryan Chamberlain’) on General Hospital, and for the wonderful journey my life has been, for my friends, my the family and incredible opportunities I’ve had. Hope you all have much to be grateful for.”

Share your congrats and well-wishes to Jon for 30 years as GH’s Dr. Kevin Collins via the comment section below.


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