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Jeff Kober Returns to General Hospital

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Look who’s back to keep Drew Cain (Cameron Mathison) company at Pentonville? Daytime Emmy-winner, Jeff Kober is reprising his role of Cyrus Renault.  For just how long, we will have to watch all-new episodes of General Hospital to know.

On Thursday’s episode of GH, Laura (Genie Francis) and Martin’s (Michael E. Knight) criminal-ridden sibling was sitting in his cell, when he found out a new prisoner was joining him. Cyrus shared, “I know him, his name is Drew Cain … he’s a friend.”

When Kober last appeared on GH, the convict claimed he found religion. In addition, he was keeping tabs on Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) from afar.

How will Cyrus use Drew’s stay in the slammer to his advantage? Will he help Drew out … or blackmail him? Stay tuned.

So, glad to see Cyrus back on the Port Charles canvas? Do you hope to see more scenes between Jeff Kober and Genie Francis in the future? Comment below.

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It’ll be good to have him back on the scene. Jeff/Cyrus always gives such a nuanced performance.
Welcome back!

It strikes me as funny that Cyrus’ incarceration has lasted longer than most who’ve gone to prison on GH (or any other soap, for that matter). Heather has been in and out so often that it’s difficult o count her as a long-term stay. Dr.Steven Lars went off to prison a long time ago and I haven’t heard of him getting out. The same goes for that other doctor, Patrick Drake’s brother ~ was it Matt? And those two were mostly good guys. If you’re even close to a main character, your sentence is usually commuted after a scant two months. I look for Drew to be out for Thanksgiving. LOL!

In the meantime, there should be some interesting scenes with hm and Cyrus in Pentonville.

He’s certainly a sight for sore eyes. Just when I thought I would take a long break from GH, they bring this guy back. He is a brilliant actor, able to convey a complexity of emotions to this part. Sadness, vulnerability, humor and abject sinisterness all commingle; rising and interchanging to the surface. He also looks great! I only wish Genie Frances weren’t on her summer break because I love me some Cyrus and Laura scenes. However, I’d happily settle for Cyrus-Kevin scenes. Two incredibly gifted actors exchanging barbs would be a lot of fun!

You said it, Harry. When Cyrus appeared the other day, I literally began grinning from ear to ear. He almost makes me want to visit Pentonville! He was great with Spencer.. maybe he can enliven the human driftwood Drew.

Kevin is barely on Harry. Laura might as well be single. As for in-story, Kevin is going with Laura so there won’t be any Cyrus-Kevin scenes either. I’m hoping for Martin-Cyrus, Sonny-Cyrus, Spencer-Cyrus, scenes. Plenty of people he pissed off that he can play with, but unless he gets Drew to bust him out, lol, they’ll have to visit dear Cy in the slammer.

I’m so glad to see Jeff Kober back. He’s so talented and brings alot to the scenes. Maybe he has changed?! That remains to be seen.

Thought it was really bizzare how they stuck a random scene of Cyrus doing his religious act in the middle of the “couples making out to bad music” montage yesterday.

But it’s good to see the Virus back, regardless.

Bizarre yes, but I loved it! It was the best part of the scenes of “couples making out to bad music”!

Nothing against Kober, he is a great actor, but I’m not a fan of this character.

Me neither. Course I hate man buns and men with ponytails, soooooooo….

I’m with you ……. Not a fan either

Me either. That and the man earring — so passe.

Yay. Love Jeff Kober

Always good to have Kober back on the screen.

Can anything be done to make Drew seem interesting or even relevant? The pairing with Carly is snoozeville. What kind of father willingly abandons his young daughter after being held from seeing her for 3 years?

How is the biological son of Alan Quartermaine & Susan Moore such a dullard? Both were vibrant characters.

Are the viewers supposed to forget that Drew still has Jason’s memories in his brain? It would be an interesting therapy session if Kevin helped Drew find out his attraction to Carly was related to those memories.

Tracy got it right when she mentioned Alan turning over in his grave. That actually would’ve happened as soon as Drew started pursuing Carly – the downfall of all 3 of Alan’s sons.

I actually liked the character of Drew as written for and performed by Billy Miller. I recognize little of that nowadays.

Excellent points Steve! Cameron’s Drew has none of the charm and personality that Billy Miller brought to the role, and I don’t believe this relationship with Carly for a second!

Omg!!!! I have beem thinking the same thing
….this Drew is duller than dirty dish water and has never fit in. The actor’s voice is irritating as well!

Thank you for that, OG Steve—I really needed to hear how I feel about this Drew from someone else. Even his voice gives me acido.

I never liked this actor when he replaced Mark on Home and Family. I couldn’t hear him his voice is so faint. Hallmark changed the whole show and it went downhill from there and got cancelled. It had very high ratings when Mark and Christina were hosts. When I heard he was going to play Drew I said no way that will work. Yes it seems that they have forgotten he still has Jason’s memories.

You say acido, but I remember the shelf at my Nona’s house with the big blue bottle. When I asked her about it she’d pat her stomach and say it was for her Agida.

Agree! Drew seems too weak for Carly. But the whole show now is so boring! I know the writers are on strike but nothing ever really happens now! Just more of the same drawn out storylines!

Drew ( new recast) is as boring as drying paint and i agree his voice is very irritating

While Cameron Matheson seems to be a pleasant and genial person, he’s best suited to be a game show host. Every character he “plays” is one he plays the exact same way. No ability to bring individuality, nuance to different characters. In the case of GH and Drew, it’s too stark a difference from the essence of the character to watch. While it’s clear the network loves the actor and believes he’s a draw, they’ve erred in believing he’s a positive to GH. He’s turning off too many. Give him a game show if you want to give him employment.

OG Steve,
I also thought it crazy but typical that Drew was willing to sell his business to give Carly the money she needs. Up till now I haven’t cared a bit whether Jason ever came back, but I really think we could use him now, but know realistically that Carly would be monopolizing his time and speaking of money, has Diane ever mentioned a Will or is it there isn’t one because of the lack of a body? I don’t remember any of this stuff coming up, about Jason.

The last time Jason “died”, Danny was a newborn and Jake was assumed to be dead, too. It’s too difficult keeping up with who has ELQ shares. BTW, who’s running the company with Ned out of his mind and Valentin on a mission with Laura & Kevin?

They probably just dusted off Jason’s plaque from the Q crypt from the last time he was dead.

The interesting story would be for Cyrus to use Drew’s portion of Jason’s memories to bring down Sonny. But no, we’re destined for something more boring.

It would be insane for Jason to leave money to Carly if that’s what you were wondering; it should all have gone to his kids. The most he should have left Carly is a “count to ten” recording. lol As for Drew, the “real” Drew would never have left his daughter to spare Carly. It’s not just how Cameron plays the part; the character has been completely rewritten to be lapdog 2.0. The best bet would be for them to write a story arc where they discover he still has residual memories from Jason which has led him down this crazy “love” obsession for Carly.

Love Mr. Kober’s portrayal of Cyrus! The villain you love to hate.

So glad you are back on GH!

Welcome back! Cyrus brings a lot of intrigue & excitement back to the GH storyline. You either love him or hate him. True soap opera storyline!!

I’m really glad your back.

I like Cyrus even though he is a bad guy. He really just a big ole mamas boy. I look forward to seeing him play his part.

We love Jeff’s acting on GH and when he was on SONS of ANARCHY. Great Actor.

Good to see him back

Jeff Kober is a great actor, always glad when he’s back on the show. I wish Cyrus would go back to his evil ways. He was a lot of fun as a villain. They need a good villain on the show again, since they’ve gotten rid of Victor and Ryan this year, and all the other all-time greats like Helena and Faison are long gone.

Yeshyyyyyy!!so happy to see Jeff (Cyrus) again—His compelling presence always devours any scene. I don’t know—-he just has a way about him—-love him.

I fell in love with Jeff Kober and his acting skills when he was on China Beach not so long ago. So glad to see him pop up on General Hospital again.

Hi, Diane—I felt the same way when I first saw him as he guest-starred on Law and Order-SVU—I was still in College ( early 2000’s), but I remember how impressed I was, by his performance, albeit he was a real baddie.

Hope you didn’t miss him in his season 2 episodes of Big Sky! Still on Hulu, I believe!

I’m going to join the hallelujah chorus and say amen to all the positive comments! I was thrilled to see Jeff at the end of Friday’s episode and look forward to seeing him again!

Would be great to see him.

Jeff plays his part so well! He makes it a pleasure to hate Cyrus !!

Love the actor, the character not so much and do not for a minute believe “he’s found God” I love the way Laura tames him down though now that she’s gone for the summer, he’ll be able to do a lot of damage. Hope Drew will be able to stand up to him. At least he’s got Sonny’s men watching after him.

So very happy to see Jeff Kober as Cyrus back on GH He’s a real good actor! please keep his character on going! He makes GH more interesting it’s been quite a bore lately! I think villains make the soaps worthwhile! and I am so happy that he received a daytime Emmy for supporting actor he deserves that award!

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Kelly Monaco Celebrates 20 Years on GH and Sam’s Evolution: “All the Pieces Don’t Fit Perfectly Yet, But It’s Certainly Not Broken Anymore!”

Sunday, October 1st will mark the 20th anniversary of Kelly Monaco’s debut on General Hospital as Sam McCall.  And as the story goes, when Kelly finished her run on Port Charles as Livvie Locke (2000-2003), and the show had been canceled, the three major networks were all interested in her to join their soaps.

In the end, GH won out and fans of the ABC daytime drama series have been the lucky ones to have Monaco join the A-list cast of the iconic soap. Throughout Sam’s journey in Port Charles, viewers have seen quite the character growth. Sam started on the show as a con and hustler, and bloomed into a bonafide heroine and a private investigator.

Kelly shared with Soap Opera Digest in their latest issue, how she viewed the Sam of old, to the Sam of today: “Sam came on to the canvas only having herself and her brother, always taking care of someone, and never being taken care of.  I think the biggest evolution for her is starting from being a really lonely, scared woman and becoming a woman who is still really independent, but is protected by family and friends and love and relationships and loyalty, and she never had that before.”

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In a very poetic way, Monaco added on her character’s development: “She came in bent and broken, and I feel like there’s a lot of her that’s still broken, but she’s constantly sort of putting the Rubik’s Cube together. All the pieces don’t fit perfectly, yet, but it’s certainly not broken anymore.”

Throughout Sam’s two decades in Port Charles she has been in love, suffered terrible lost, found family members, had children, and has been involved in some of the most dangerous and criminal cases involving many a villain as she tried to help bring them to justice.

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Currently, Sam is involved in a romance with Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna).  Viewers wonder if Lulu ever wakes up out of her coma, would that spell trouble for their relationship, and in turn, give Kelly some great meaty story to work with?

Now, in the comment section below, share your congrats to Kelly for her 20-year-run on GH. Then let us know, what has been your favorite Sam story over the years?

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General Hospital’s Roger Howarth Featured in Film ‘What Doesn’t Float’ Hits Theatres

General Hospital and daytime drama favorite, Roger Howarth (Austin), can now also be seen in the independent feature film, What Doesn’t Float, currently premiering in limited release in New York City this weekend, and then on to Los Angeles next on October 6th.

On Howarth’s Instagram account, the talented actor shared some photos from opening night of the film with his co-stars and said: “What Doesn’t Float has conquered lower manhattan!! Thanks to these amazing creatives. Next is Los Angeles! They are beautiful talents and cool sweet people.”

What Doesn’t Float is dark comedy and anthology that follows seven stories in one city. In it, a group of characters, New Yorkers, are at their wits end. When the dailiness of urban life is suspended by unforeseen conflict, each character must make a decision. While the outcomes vary, a unified sense of the city emerges: New York becomes a mirror to the ego reflecting our true character, while the rest sinks to the bottom.

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Howarth takes on the role known as “Paddle Boarder.” Along with Roger, the film stars: Pauline Chalamet, Cindy De La Cruz, Joel Nagle, Larry Fessenden, Declan Eells, Joseph Longo, Chanel & Dior Umoh, Keith Poulson, Lily Sondik, Amir Royale, and Alexra Templer.

What Doesn’t Float comes from the Creative Collective and Gummy Films: Executive Producers David Tedeschi, Bernadette & Michael Fitzgerald, produced by Rachel Walden & Pauline Chalamet, written by Shauna Fitzgerald, directed and edited by Luca Balser.

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For more on screenings in Los Angeles, New York, Nashville and more click here.  But have no fear, if you can’t catch a showing you can pre-order a DVD copy here.

Check out the trailer below featuring Howarth, and then let us know if you will catch a screening in an upcoming city or get the DVD, for a chance to see Roger in another intriguing role in his ever-growing list of TV and film credits, via the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: ‘Sprina’ in New York Part Two: Trina and Spencer Make Love

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it what every Sprina fan has wanted and waited for in what seems like an eternity – a love scene between Trina and Spencer where the fan favorite duo finally find themselves between the sheets.

In story, the New York City romantic adventure continued for Trina (Tabyana Ali) and Spencer (Nicholas Chavez) as the shared an intimate dinner, following the theater. Spencer is happy to see Trina so happy. She thanks him for such a beautiful night, and then tells Spencer she loves him very much.

Spencer can’t believe it’s taken Trina so long to say those three little words. He shares that he knows he is not the most patient person. Trina laughs, and says, “You?”

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Next, Spencer tells Trina that he’s loved her since the very first day he met her.  Then, Sprina fans received a heartfelt montage of some Spencer and Trina moments from the history of their relationship. Coming out of the flashbacks, Spencer says, “The best is yet to come.”

When the waiter asks Trina and Spencer if they would like dessert, they both decide to skip it, so they can head back to their hotel to be together. Next, upon arriving back to their room, Trina is touched by all the rose petals strewn across the bed that Spencer arranged before they came back to the hotel.


Now, alone together, Spencer and Trina make love for the very first time.  Afterwards, they cuddle up and Spencer admits that he’s the happiest when he’s with Trina. They kiss and Sprina fans rejoice!

So, what did you think of part two of ‘Sprina in New York’? Was it everything you had hoped for? ICYMI: check out the montage from today’s episode below, and then share your thoughts in the comment section.

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