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Jen Ray On Making Her GH Debut As Chelsea: “I Can’t Thank Everyone In Port Charles For Helping A Little Girl Dreaming Of Being On Her ‘Story’ Actually Come True!”

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There are more psychic powers heading into Port Charles, and this psychic could be carrying an important message for Franco (Roger Howarth).

General Hospital viewers will soon see former sitcom star, Jen Ray (she played neighbor Nancy Donahue most recently on The Middle) in her first daytime drama role as Chelsea Lambas.

On recent episodes of GH, viewers also saw another psychic hit town, Sibley Gamble (Veronica Cartwright), who Ava (Maura West) enlisted so that she could reconnect her with her deceased daughter, Kiki, and we all saw how Gamble’s skill rated.

Ray was originally slated to first appear on the Friday, July 26th episode of the ABC soap, prior to yesterday’s national preemption of the series for the Muller testimony.  ABC executive Nathan Varni, took to Twitter to welcome Jen to GH and to tease: “What does Chelsea see in Franc0’s future?”

But no one was more excited about Jen joining the cast of General Hospital, then Ray herself, when she posted on her Instagram her true love for this iconic soap!  The actress enthused: “I cannot thank everyone in Port Charles for helping a little girl dreaming of being on her ‘story’ actually come true! And a special thank you to Nathan Varni, Frank Valentini, and Mark Teschner! Aw… so fun!”

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Jen had also appeared on numerous primetime series including: Big Love, True Blood, The New Normal, Gilmore Girls, and more.

What message do you think Chelsea will bring to Franco, that could kick-off a new story for him?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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aria

I’m so happy for her, as a gh fan I know I would loose my mind if I got a chance to visit Port Charles.

Jimh
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Jimh

Getting bored with GH…once the Nell/Micheal baby story wraps i mightbe done…the show feels like the writers just write as they go along with nothing really plan ahead…still watching Days for now…Nell will most likely escapes and kills Shiloh with someone else blamed for the crime!

Timmm
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I like the Scorpios working together. Like Lulu’s new BF. Didnt care for DULLte! If Heather can come and go, so can Nell. I like your theory that she will kill Shiloh and pin it on someone else.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Jimmy…
Long time, my friend. I’m with you—boring with a big, fat B. Plus, this flirtation with the netherworld is so passe’ and stale….as much as baby switching.
I think the Wiley/Jonah story is climaxing. Now that Nell knows what’s going down with Shiloh, she will try her mightiest to protect her baby. Will she tell Michael? Will he believe her? Here we go again with DNA tests up and down the East coast—more switcheroos?
PS….Big OOPS —especially; not expecially—shiver-me-timbers—stupid typos….Stay well, Jimmy.❤️

Celia
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Celia

Never heard of her. Never watched “The Middle”. Of all the topics in the world a writer can introduce, we are dealt the psychic card? No, thank you. I hope these Lalaland penners are responsible enough to show the lighter side of the supernatural. Some people believe in this stuff—-we would not want to see someone mimicking Sibley in reality…..expecially those who are not all ‘there’—- Getting a bit ridiculously mundane—locks on fake bridges–Sonny, the powerful, helpless in finishing Shiloh off–Dante overpowering a guard—etc. Oh, wait….is Scorpio a lawyer? And, how is a lawman soooo chummy with a lawless mafioso?… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

Robert Scorpio having a law degree and being suddenly able to become the DA of Port Charles is a recent rewrite which has absolutely no connection to any of the character’s established history going back to the Ice Princess days.

His ability to work with Sonny is well within character though. Not that Robert is a big fan of the mob obviously, but Robert & Sonny have several people in common (Robin, Luke, and Dante, for example) and they both have a long standing hatred of the Jerome family. So that’s enough to bond over, right?

Timmm
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Timmm

My dear Celia. I miss you! Jen Ray had a bit part on “The Middle.” She was good. I see her playing the same character. Kind of quirky and overwhelming but means well. TV Psychics were real popular in the 80’s. I think this new character will be in PC just to introduce a new story for Franco. I hope its tongue in cheek like these psychics and palm readers should be taken. As far as Robert being a lawyer, yeah, it came out of nowhere BUT he has been off screen, on and off for years, so I could… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….When you consider how much wacky revisionist history about our beloved GH characters has already been conjured out of thin air by recent regimes, giving Robert a JD is hardly earth shattering! It’s certainly not unheard of for cops/government agents to go on to law school, especially after their “action days” have been exhausted! Quite frankly, having DA Scorpio at the helm in Port Charles can only enhance the law profession’s sorry local reputation with legal hacks like Scottie and Alexis operating in their courtrooms. Plus, it’s sooo nice to have Robert back in town for more than five minutes… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Shay, nice to hear from you! Yes, Robert is in a position now to be relevant and have some type of grip on the wacky hooligans in PC! Dont you love the way he says Dante’s name? On Thursdays episode Sonny ask about his son and Robert called him DANte using his everlasting, delicious Australian accent!

Shay
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Shay

It’s so nice to be heard by you and be the recipient of your lovely reply, too, Timmm! I’ve missed our “conversations,” my friend! And I LOVE the way Scorpio says everything in that sexy Aussie accent of his! (Not to mention his deliciously sarcastic manner of expressing his opinion, always with a naughty glint in those sparkling blue eyes! Lol…) No matter in what future situations GH places the man, I am looking forward to more of his inimitable charm and cheek to save the day! By the way, here’s a possible scenario with highly comedic overtones: I know… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Shayster, I did enjoy Lisel’s dip in the PC harbor. I can take her in small doses. My problem with her and Robert is that she held his daughter captive and NOTHING could change how I feel about someone who would do that. But its a soap, we love drama! Robert and Lisel would have some amazing scenes together. Robert needs a new love. Who would you suggest? Olivia? I know her and Ned are together but he is not on much. Liv is a pain in the A.. BUT I can see her street wise wit and Robert’s mega… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

And Dr. O. also put Robert in a coma for over a year! Can’t forget that nagging little detail, Timmm! What I was suggesting was a psychotically one-sided attraction for Liesl to develop for Scorpio, sort of like the one she long harbored toward Faison, but with a total lack of reciprocal action from Robert…in no way, shape or form would it be a mutual thing! Scorpio ain’t insane!…LOL. Perhaps he could also be initially oblivious to her deeply-concealed affections….as she makes her amorous moves in the form of a “secret admirer???” Given we’re talking about Obrecht here, possibilities for… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shaybelle,
I’m glad to see that the moniker, Timmmbo, with which I baptized Timmm, is still in use after five years.
I guess it stuck!! LOL.
I must say that I appreciate Robert Scorpio more than I do Colin on Y&R—-what a character– real foible.
Keep on writing, guys….truly enjoying your exchanges!!

Shay
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Shay

Oh, yes, you did coin that affectionate nickname, CeeCeeGirl! (Credit given where credit is due!) I also added the title “Sir” to your fond moniker for special occasions, since Timmm is such a gallant gentleman to the ladies! By the way, speaking of that all-too-rare form of male species, I’m glad that you have finally experienced the pleasure of the real Robert Scorpio…those of us who knew him from the very beginning were always susceptible to his obvious myriad charms! Incidentally, since you are rooting for the breakup of Anna and Finn, are you hoping for a romantic redux of… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I am not familiar with Robert’s and Anna’s interaction as lovers—just as friends now– however, I do sense that tacit, under the surface tension. I would welcome a lovers’ reunion and its exploration between the two. I thought, from the very beginning, that Kevin and Laura did not mesh for me. Don’t get me wrong—-Genie/ Laura is one of my faves—love her—I wish she would come back to Y&R as Genevieve, where she had, indeed, been married to Colin ( Tristan), the scalawag. Not a good match. Kevin is soooo sexy!! As beautiful as Laura is; she does not have… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….To the best of my recollection, there is a magnificently romantic beach scene with Anna and Robert to the strains of “All In Love Is Fair.” It happened a long time ago, but was one of those all-time great moments from GH past. If you can locate it online, do take a gander….it’s memorable, to say the least! As for Laura??? No matter how much trauma and tribulation she has suffered, she remains Port Charles’ sweetheart, their Doris Day, so to speak….forever wholesome with a smile that lights up a room…which makes her eminently appealing, but in no way overtly… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Timmmy, WOW!! Soooo good to “see” you here…yeah—I miss you, too….oh, them good ole days!! LOL… I think I still hold ‘little girl fears’ of ghouls and ghosts—I was the only kid who was not too fond of Halloween. HaHa… So, as you can imagine, my brothers never miss an opportunity to spook me—to this day… I think you’re right—I suppose the PTB have exhausted A to Z explaining Franco’s presence at this point. So far, I see him as Lizzie’s fifth limb–an attachment. I am more interested in Dev ( Devlin?), Ashton Arbab….. This presents a very confusing… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

BOO! Just kidding. Not a fan of Halloween either. Well, the candy aspect is cool.

I think Dev is Sonny and Brenda’s boy. Just a gut feeling. Handsome kid and he can act.

Babies on soaps=Drama!

Much love!

Celia
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Celia

I agree, T–Dev is a heartbreaker; and, only sixteen.
I like that idea—Dev’s parentage…..would make for a surprisingly searing plot—great irony, if that should happen to be the case!! Kisses❤️

Shay
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Shay

Easy peasy, CeeCeeGirl! Dev is the WSB’s latest asset protege’ via Dante…either that, or he’s yet another Cassadine plant…remember, Helena had her own “nursery school” on the island. That woman gave a whole new meaning to the term “education!!!” Okay, just kidding…well, maybe! He could also have a link to Jax (and of course, brother Jerry!!!) That would seem more plausible given that Dev’s presence is currently Sonny-centric.

Celia
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Celia

Sounds good, Shaybelle—as usual, your ideas, amongst many others ( our fellow posters, thst is), are en pointe. ….But, but….I hope not!! I want Dev to be one of the good guys. I like him!! He looks so much like Jude’s nephew–uncanny!!
I like Timmm’s proposition–Sonny’s and Brenda’s ( looked her up) son—-however, without a criminally charged brain. We shall see—I welcome any relevant, intriguing and INTELLIGENT plot.
❤️

Shay
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Shay

But do we REALLY need yet another Sonny-spawned addition to Port Charles, CeeCeeGirl??? (Rhetorical question….) I’m still waiting for the lady lawyer from Dimples’ one-night stand on “The Bad Ship LuLuPop” to show up with his umpteenth illegitimate issue in tow….

Satan
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Satan

Here’s my theory on Dev…. Obviously he’s related to somebody in Port Charles. Because when was the last time a newbie showed up who wasn’t related to somebody?? (Yeah Sasha’s relation to Nina was fake, but that don’t mean her real family ties won’t be revealed eventually) Turkey is more or less in the same region of the planet as Afghanistan. A few countries in between, but it’s entirely possible that a Navy SEAL like Drew or a mercenary dirtbag like Hank “Shiloh” Archer might have spent some recreational time in Turkey. Dev is the appropriate age to have been… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

As long as Dev is not another Sonny-issued spawn….it’s about time Port Charles’ self-appointed “King of Reproduction” is dethroned!

su000
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su000

hi Shay..
Sonny is very potent! lol he is the seeding dude..

Dev, hmm, don’t think he’s Sonny’s-
Sometime a cigar is just a cigar.
but- Dev is a Morgan and or Dante step-in.
Sonny needs to have a son(s)and Dev seems more like Sonny than Michael..
aha Sonny got himself a little me.

Shay
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Shay

Absolutely, Su! Sonny is indeed GH’s resident Energizer Bunny of Procreation! I cannot imagine he will ever run out of “seeds” to repopulate the soap …he’s the Port Charles version of Victor Newman, who himself just keeps “going and going” much to the delight(?)—or is it chagrin?-of many a Y&R femme. I guess every soap needs one….Lol.

Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm….Lost seed–blown in the wind? Amazingly, Sonny’s miniature “anatomy” still holds life—-pardon the pun. We, younger women, should all be that lucky in thirty years!!
What a man, what a man, what a man!!
Luv-ya, SusieQ.❤️

su000
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su000

Heeey Satan..
I’m not overthinking this one, about Dev..
Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar..

Thing is- if, Dev is a lost seed of whoever it’s just going to make my brain bleed from stupid 🙂

Celia
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Celia

Afghanistan is a Eurasian country….not in the same region as Turkey which is closer to Greece and Italy than it is to Afghanistan.
There is the possibility that Oscar and Dev are half brothers.
The flash-drive holds the secret.
Yet, I have a case of ennui when it comes to Shiloh—-stupid cat-and-mouse game without substance. He should be castrated and then pulverized, with your blessings, of course…..or should I say, curses?

Shay
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Shay

I still have my doubts that Oscar was Kim’s real son, CeeCee….she’s shown herself to be a total nutter with her latest Drew stunt, so who knows how she came to be in possession of his baby??? Of course, this is another nagging little detail that will probably never be properly examined…particularly if Dr. Zero gets her walking papers any time in the near future following Billy Miller’s exit from the GH canvas…

Celia
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Celia

Hey, again, Shay. I am all alone today–relaxing in my T and Nike-shorties–What freedom!! The clan is off to Yankee Stadium!! Anyway….I remember discussing this very topic with Violet, Shay—-we had both read somewhere that Oscar was not Kim’s child. Then, nothing… She could have tampered with his DNA sample.kit, which soaps are wont to do. I do believe Tamara is departing. How did you guys endure her as Carly? At least Laura Wright is plausibe as Carly, if not endearing. Julian? Methinks , ’tis time for him to go, as well……he is also a filler. But, Shay, I’m sorry… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

This was brutal to watch.

Shay
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Shay

And with yet another newbie….HO HUM! If GH were so gung-ho on exploring the “psychic angle,” why not via an existing character? One bump on the head or another mishap could easily have rendered someone with the gift of “second sight!” In fact, that would have been a perfect storyline for Liesl after her recent dunking in the drink! Can you just imagine how hilarious Kathleen Gati would have been as a soothsayer??? I can envision her as “Madame Obrecht,” all knowing and seeing medium of the future, past and present! Given her already existing treasure trove of secrets, she… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

Oh, how I love Dr. O! She is hilarious. I just wish she got rid of the parking lot hire. I was #TeamRattlesnake

Shay
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Shay

#TeamRattlesnake…Good one, DMRR! If anyone could rid Port Charles of Pete, it should be Liesl!!! As the so-called product of her former, unrequited love obsession’s loins and his (purported babymama and Obrecht arch-enemy) Anna’s womb, that guy shouldn’t have lasted two minutes in Dr. O’s presence….it makes no sense that she continues to takes his very existence in stride.

DMRR
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DMRR

I agree. I just can’t stand it, the blatant nepotism.

Timmm
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Timmm

I think he will die. Maybe by Lisel. But when Anna goes after Lisel to kill her and finally get revenge, Alex will appear and admit that Peter was HER son!

Shay
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Shay

If only, Timmm! It’s time for Liesl to again rev up her longstanding need for revengeance over Faison, Anna and Pete! Whilst I certainly don’t wish for the Divine Devane to come to any harm, it would create great drama if Alex were to make a well-timed appearance in order to save her sister’s life by finally revealing the truth that she is the real mother of Faison’s b@$+ard son! When Liesl then redirects her rage towards Alex, she instead kills Peter in the process!!! Alrighty then…works for me!

Celia
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Celia

Agreed, T….I have been singing that song forever—no one heeds my words–sulk and sigh!! LOL.
Alex will probably turn out to be Alex’s?
I know this gets Shay smack in the heart–but, I am fed up with Anna. Love Calamity Alex.
I hope Hayden spoils that untenable, insipid, ,seemingly idylic love-fest between washed-up Anna and multi-character Finn. Hurrah!!
❤️

Timmm
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Timmm

I thought Hayden and Nicholas were HOT HOT HOT! Finn is a wet paper bag no matter who he is with! We didnt get Luke and Laura, maybe we will get Robert and Anna?

Celia
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Celia

I agree, T. I am not suggesting Finn and Hayden reignite the flame—why, when she can light THE fire with Nikolas? ( who is actually kept prisoner behind the locked door at Windermere) . I am fond of neither Finn nor Nikolas, yet H and N breathed life into soap-lovemaking. I truly believe that the main reason she is back is to find the right time to introduce Finn to his child. Easton has been a flop since joining GH—-but, tolerable with Hayden. My problem is Finn and Anna. I guess white on rice makes for a more engrossing and… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I have no issues with Alex…she is what she is, CeeCee!!! I just find it a far more palatable notion that Anna’s sis is the one who actually performed the supine tango with Faison, not to mention, bore his offspring!

Timmm
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Timmm

BINGO!

Celia
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Celia

Ooops and blow-me-down: should read, Peter is Alex’s son..❤️

Celia
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Celia

Yeeees, Shay….Dr O, the soothsayer with a German accent–what fun!! These writers have no vision–we are stuck with the seemingly youthful, wide-eyed Sam who is so startled and breathless by Shiloh’s presence. Seriously? Wasn’t she in his face just a minute ago? Then, there’s Lulu—She should have divorced him at time he strayed with Valerie–is it just moi? I feel nothing!! Not connecting eith her, Shaybelle. Evoking no pathos. Again, I daresay, where is Sonny’s power of the almighty malvivente? I pooh-pooh on any pretense of psychic power–no such thing. I am a scientist, Shay….and, as such, these phenomena do… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I don’t go in for all that hocus-pocus, new Age-y mystical stuff either, CeeCeeGirl, but I could definitely enjoy Liesl in the form of a wacky medium! That would be right up Kathleen Gati’s dramatically comedic alley…she is such a versatile performer that it confounds me to no end why the showrunners cannot find a suitable storyline starring this gem of an actress who spins the most paltry straw moments she is afforded into dramatic gold!!! Just my imagination alone has concocted so many scene-stealing scenarios for Dr. O: Nightclub-owning chanteuse, best selling author of a roman a clef revealing… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

They need another psychic like I need a hole in my head.

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