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Jessica Tuck On Wrapping Up Her Run As GH’s Cassandra: "I Think I’m Going Down!"

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This week, General Hospital and longtime One Life to Live fans saw one of the finest actresses to grace daytime screens, Jessica Tuck, make a soapy exit.

Tuck, who came to GH to play drug-trafficking Cassandra who had ties to Valentin (James Patrick Stuat), and was the target of Anna (Finola Hughes) and Finn’s (Michael Easton) plans to bring her to justice, wound up in serious coma after her nefarious activities.   Those included at the end of her reign of terror: holding Anna and Valentin hostage, and drugging poor recovery drug addict, Finn.

One Life to Live fans recall Jessica as Megan Gordon Harrison, whose love story with Jake (Joe Lando), and the character’s eventual death was one of the most heartbreaking in daytime soap history.

On her exit from GH, Tuck told Soap Opera Digest (in the latest issue on newsstands now) about the longevity of playing Cassandra: “I never really knew what her deal was going to be or how long I might be there.”  She went on to say, “I was on borrowed time.  There was a flurry at the end of the scripts and I said to my family, ‘I think I’m going down.  I’m getting really evil and awful.”‘

Jessica expressed to SOD how much she appreciated the opportunity to work on GH, and again with her longtime friend and GH EP, Frank Valentini.

In story: After Finn explains to Anna that while he was drugged, he jumped Cassandra, but had no memory of stabbing her with the needle which rendered her unconscious with a drug overdose, Anna revealed to Finn that he didn’t kill Cassandra, because she was found in an alley and was in critical condition in the ICU at GH.  Later, an upset Anna visits Cassandra in the ICU, where it looks like she may do her in herself.  However, we are later told the WSB moved Cassandra to a facility and into custody, where she may never recover.

So, what did you think of the ending of Cassandra’s story? Were you hoping GH would keep Jessica Tuck on the canvas longer?  Comment below!

 

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There is new evil in town and it was Cassandra….she could easily take over for Helene Cassidine!!!!….So who is Faison’s other son…if older than Nathan i hope its Finn…can you imagine Anna’s reaction that she is falling in love with Faison’s SON!!!!

I think Faison’s other son is Peter Wells. The new COO of Aurora Media. He pushed Lulu hard to get her to do a story in Faison, why?????

I’ll buy that,Kgs….except that Finn is too old to be Faison’s son….
…oh, golly gee…what am I saying!!….Sam is Julian’s daughter, looks more like should be his wife…..it’s a soap….a world without physical dimension…
…the universe does have, at least, ten dimensions. Perhaps GH and all of soapdom have not been accounted into the physical field yet……a place where we defy age.LOL.

More like a place that totally defies logic, CeeCee!! Realistically speaking, Julian would have been all of about six when he fathered Sam….I know Alexis covets men who are younger and full of sexual stamina, but that’s just ridiculous!!!!

I hope not…..

Yes… great point …u are correct I hope you’re right

That would be a great story line for Anna & Dr. Finn together and then discover he’s Faison’s son.
GH need to get rid of Nelle; she’s useless and time is up.

Characters need to be reviewed and their purpose such as Nelle.

I agree, get rid of Nelle asap. She is a total drain on the show.

PLEASE GET RID OF THIS CHARACTER…..WASTE OF TIME….

why oh why, do fans give a hoot about Michael Corinthos’ … you would think from his lineage… Quartermaine, corinthos’ and Carly herself… Michael would be ALL that and a bag of chips

he’s so flatline… and Nelle is truly a waste of time

IT”s TIME for Michael and Nelle to head of in to the sunset – never to return

Exactly, Jimh! Cassandra perfectly fulfilled the role of icy “b*+@# goddess” that Port Charles has so sorely needed since Helena’s hasty departure. I really adored her cool and classy demeanor and thought that her arrival brought with it such a panoply of prospective plot possibilities, including the tantalizing notion that this lethal lady was, in fact, a bonafide Cassadine! In the near future, I truly hope that Cassandra indeed emerges from her supposedly hopeless coma and returns with a vengeance, ready and refreshed for a new nefarious caper, perhaps one that doesn’t include the scourge of drugs attached to it! Just as I have oft repeated in reference to Britt, my sentiments regarding the crafty Cassandra can be summed up with the singular request of “Bring her back!”

Agreed!

I. Wouldn’t mind seeing another character like faith.. I miss the old sonny n Jason stories.. They were so thrilling and really kept u in suspense..

Yes…bring her back!!!!

Yes!

Jimh….I think Faison’s son is Peter August (Wes Ramsey) &Laura Wright’s (Carly) real life bf.i think he is setting up for confrontation w/Faison through Lulu.Maybe it’s all tied into the “supposedly killing of Nathan….Faison’s other son.
Just my suspicion. …ps…alway enjoy your comments and your love for “soap”…especially soap opera sl’s from long ago.

Sounds soooo good, vinman….most plausible assumption yet. He does seem to be very vested in this. Do you think Faison has any inkling Nathan is his son? Look out Dr. O if he does!!

Wow that would be awesome

Nathan don’t know he’s Faisons son…Nathan is the one they are referring to.

No really…..there is supposedly a second son.

Faison’s other son is obviously Peter. The last name of August is a clue. In the manuscript, the son is listed as Octavius, which was another name for the Roman emperor Augustus.

Now, as for who Peter’s mother is… since he is a publisher, let’s assume that runs in the family, and mom is actually Quinn (Jennifer Bassey’s character).

super impressed with your deductive skills. never dawned on me about the name august. well done.

Same story over ar DOOL. I said exactly the same thing about Stefan O, just a few days ago. These storylines are so parallel, one wonders, “What the heck is going on?”
Octavian ( or Octavius–Latin, Augustus)

GREAT THINKING……YOU SURE COULD BE RIGHT!

GH should really find a way to keep Ms. Tuck, she was truly entertaining to watch. I agree that the show is lacking a Helena type, Jessica can surely fill that role.

Absolutely!! Keep her!!! Let’s find out that she, too, is a Cassadine. CASSANDRA CASSADINE!

She would need to be Helena’s daughter (not by Mikkos as that would make her previous affair with Valentin incestuous). Thus, not a Cassadine

Perhaps Petros Cassadine is Cassandra’s father! Remember him? He was Mikkos’ meek lookalike cousin who turned up in Port Chuck after the Ice Princess debacle. That would make Valentin and Ms. Pearce more distantly related.. albeit still incestuously joined in the biblical sense, but, hey, given this crazy clan, anything is possible!

She would still be a Cassadine heir, which Helena would have made sure of. Too young to be a re-cast. But very convincing bloodline. Probably grew up with Helena in some fashion. Ergo, the personality. We need Jessica!!

She looks like the actress that plays Helena, Constance Towers. I’m sure they thought of recasting Helena, but since Constance recently appeared in flashbacks, they didn’t want to disrespect her. I think they have too many older actress villains on the show. Why not have more nice older ladies, or at least give Monica more screen time?

Recast Helena? Constance happily shows up whenever the show asks. She can still appear in flashbacks.

Monica is now on more than many contract players, so that’s a good start. They should keep Lesley in PC, too.

Agree there. Jessica Tuck, when in OLTL, I see remember her dying days. I cried so much. I will never forget that day when she passed with Jake by her side. I wish she would have continued at GH for a longer time.

Poor Jessica….always dying. She died on DOOL, too.

I totally agree!

I agree Miss Tuck should stay in the part of Cassandra she would make a great Helena cassadine type which GH really needs.

Really wanted to see Cassandra together with James DiPaiva’s character!!! Couldn’t Dr. David at least consult on her case?!

That would have been great! But they made her too evil. Her run was too short–and, unfortunately, the character was not fleshed out nor given shades of gray. Too bad!

They can still do that. Especially since she in a coma. So much material there! I’ve always been suspicious of Dr. Beck.

It would have been great to see her paired with James’ character, specifically since they both play on OLTL (along with Roger Howarth – Franco).

I’m with you, Nancy. Such a powerful actress could have been given a character with more shading, not just an uncomfortable mix of horny and evil. At least Liesl has had the chance to grow beyond just gorgon status.

OMG – what happened… did Anna and Finn.. RUN in to each other arms ? love fest … have the best sex?

ewwww !

I SO HOPED that Cassandra would have taken Finn down. god of god… let Finn do something REAL and meaty.. like truly show us what drug addiction is like, and wallah he’s ambulanced to Ferncliff sanitarium… he’s such a stand alone character.. as in has no development with any one… and that INCLUDES ANNA. just no meld with any on @GH. what’s the point of him on the show.

Michael Easton HAS TO GO

It was great to see her on screen again–and I agree with Lisa that it was sad we didn’t get to see at least one scene that had some DePaiva/Tuck interaction.

NO no no NO!
Jessica Tuck/Cassandra was a step in for Helena!
No one can ever replace the great Ms Towers but Jessica was excellent !

OK–
Cassandra is Not dead she is in a coma.. that is good news.
I feel she will return!
She is awesome and the best villainess that GH has had since Helena, we can’t lose Cassandra she was the Only excitement GH has had in a year or more.
I luvs the Cassandra character!

(( she ain’t dead!!))

My comment is for Sam and Drew.
Jason is old news.
Please keep Sam and Drew together.

Yes I thought she would be there longer. But they didn’t kill her off. Maybe one day she will be back. Jessica is a very hood actress , we are gonna miss her..

She needs to die or at least be unconscious for 5 years.

Agreed.

Yeah!!!

I love the storyline and I love what they’re doing with it now and what they’re leading up to keep up the great work I can’t wait to see GH every day each and every day of the week it gets more exciting everyday

It was nice to see her again, but she was too evil so I wanted her to die or go to prison, not just disappear.

Agree! I like the idea of her perhaps being related to Helena and continuing and her reign of terror for a long time to come! She really is too good an actress to lose and her character presents a myriad of possible storylines.

I share your enthusiasm for GH’s best villainess since Helena supposedly slipped off this mortal coil!!!! Hopefully, both shall soon make a triumphant return to Port Charles and be revealed as mother and daughter! Until then, Dr. O. will simply have to assume the heavy-lifting in the “evil-doing femme” category! I trust she is the right lady for the job and will do so with her usual unapologetic aplomb!!!!!

I think she’ll be back. Maybe they can have Jessica and Constance on at the same time. Cassandra looks like her daughter.

What she said. (Seriously, I couldn’t have said it better.) She’s going to play the doctors, escape and wreak havoc on Port Charles. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday and soon.

I So Agree!

Okay, so, Cassandra will wake up from her coma a different person. Perhaps she had a tumor, LOL, and whatever trauma she experienced, dissolved it? Hey, it’s a soap; where black is white and vice versa.
….That way, we will have a brand new, revised edition of the character.
Seriously, I, too, would have liked to have had a salvageable Cassandra; somehow, someway.

What hoping Cassandra turned out to be Helena Cassidines long lost daughter. That would have been a really cool twist. Will definitely miss Jessica, loved her on One Life to Live love her on General Hospital.

She’s good and I am a Jessica fan, but Andre Hoves is
The GH villain of all times.

I vote for Grant Putnam!

I agree, but in my opinion, Jerry Jacks is one of the best villains GH has ever had, played by Sebastian Roché

Constance Towers is the ultimate villainess you’re right no one could ever replace her, even the original the late, great Elizabeth Taylor could not hold a candle to her

I really enjoyed the anticipation she brought to General Hospital. Excitement from day one. If you could only get rid of some of those story lines that go on forever as fast as you got rid of her good story…

THIS IS IT ; why else are their 168 HITS… Jessica Tuck is a shoe in

“…I really enjoyed the anticipation she brought to General Hospital. Excitement from day one. ”

she was poorly conceived.. she had us all wondering what was going to become of Finn and Valentin

argh! the opiod crisis … ruined her right their… from the start. did they just decide to quash this… ??? and thereby ENDING this fan favorite ?

of course.. the fallout and/or bloom if you will… OY

Anna and Finn ? GET REAL….. year 2018 is when Anna and Finn make out?

she looks too old for him… and when she has to reign in her personality chutzpa intelligence… to fit FINN who’s Shelley and Franks pet. FINN from the time of his debut… has done not a damned thing to elevate his belong. what for ?

Role from: March 13, 2012 to March 20, 2013 – McBain
Role from: May 13, 2013 to August 5, 2015 – Dr. Silas Clay
Role from March 21, 2016 to present – Dr. Finn

he’s been on this show 5 years… and has had minimal impact. NADA

THIS IS NOT a good time at all for Anna Devane.

got sidetracked… Jessica Tuck energized GH.

WOW did GH drop the ball on this one… perhaps they dropped this story until they could get a better grasp at all the talent they have w/ Jessica

it certainly wasn’t that much fun watching her fawn all over Finn. now we are being treated to this BS in the new year 2018.

Finola Hughes is not generating any heat. NOT – HER – FAULT

No, I don’t think she’s coming back. She’s not fit for the part, she mean:) She does not quite excite me to watch GH?

I agree, she is not dead and I hope she comes back. Great villain.

I hope its Valentin

I didnt like that storyline I am ready for some love story lines

I like Ms.Tuck but I’m kinda glad she is gone.
I think Faison’s son is the new editor of Aurora.
He keeps encouraging Lulu to find Faison and it makes sense, would be a surprise to many.

I am glad she is gone. I have watched general hospital for 38 yrs. This show is not one life to live. It was canceked for reasons. General hospital needs to work on bringing back the original roots. Cassadines, Quartermaines, Spencers, Corrinthos, and the mob. Bring back Nickolas. Tyler Christopher.

@Sara….I absolutely share your disdain for the overabundance of OLTL alumni who have materialized in Port Charles through the years….most of their introductions have been stunt castings or downright unnecessary characters that added little to the GH canvas. However, I do feel that Cassandra was a truly different creature….she could have been a superb long-term evillainess in the mold of Helena, and given Jessica Tuck’s uncanny physical likeness to the incomparable Constance Towers, would have made a most convincing offspring of the Ice Queen herself! Oh, what I wouldn’t give to see those two return to town as the mother-daughter duo from H#!!.

Yes, she was playing a good role in being the bad guy. Trying to mess with Nina husband and daughter. Somehow someway they should of drag it out a little more and I would of like it if she would.of got caught at the plant where she was making the drugs. She had the upper hand with Finn cause his vision was bluer. She did a excellent job in her role. nice

I was really hoping Cassandra would go full-tilt psycho and bump off the useless Nina in an attempt to recapture Valentin for herself! Now THAT would have been fun! She also would’ve made a great bedmate for Julian…especially when the green-eyed monster that is Alexis reactively emerged! And if Cassandra did indeed prove to be Helena’s daughter— as many of us have surmised—how utterly moreish it would have been for her own offspring to kill the spawn of the woman Helena herself murdered…and with the same dagger??? Oh, that would have been toooo poetic!

I love Jessica Tuck (Megan Gordon) I just struggled with the story line.
Having loved ones struggling with addiction is heart breaking, I guess watching the real villains of drugs (the sellers) profit from what they take from families, just hurts so much!
Do what soaps do best, find a way to bring this superb actress back to the canvas, but perhaps not as Cassandra, or… a Cassandra that has seen the light!

Good bye! Not good for the daytime audience…

Thank you in the New Year!

Jessica Tuck has ALWAYS been one of My Favorite Daytime Actors !! It was Great to see her on GH, too Bad they ONLY MADE CASANDRA Evil with no chance of Redemption. GH Writers; You missed Your Chance of getting some ACURATE INFO OUT THERE REGARDING THE OPIOD CRISIS !!!

Hate to see her go liked her character. But I tell you bored too death with Sam and Drew. Let get Sam and Jason back together. Don’t like Sam being so BORING!

I’m hoping that she will be revealed to be Helenas daughter by Raison, good the way she was “killed” off, Helena, too always disappearing before her death could be confirmed, only to rise once more!!!!

Isn’t Nelle enough? I really hated Helena and likewise Cassandra. Just too evil!

I’ve always enjoyed Ms Tuck when she plays the ‘baddie’ on any soap. She does it with such an innocent look when she is playing the role until she is found out and then she can switch instantly into the most ‘evil Queen’ persona right before everyone’s eyes! Always such a pleasure to watch her! I’m so sorry she will be exiting the GH canvas! I was hoping the show and the writers would be using her as the ‘new’ evil troublemaker — like the former matriarch of the Cassidine family. GH needs to have that recurring ‘evil’ character to add tension to my favorite soap. And Ms Tuck plays that role with such grace until she reveals her evil heart when she really shines in this role! Surely GH writers can pull one of their famous ‘not really dead’ storylines and keep her on the canvas to continually be stirring up trouble for all the ‘saints’ on GH! Maybe she could cause trouble for Elizabeth and her children (especially Jake), or Lulu and her children. Please GH! Keep Ms Tuck on as the new evil matriarch on GH!

GET IT @GH.

GAVEL.

“…I’ve always enjoyed Ms Tuck when she plays the ‘baddie’ on any soap. She does it with such an innocent look when she is playing the role until she is found out and then she can switch instantly into the most ‘evil Queen’ ”

well written @Glynda

I was struck with Jessica Tuck…. OK I never watched OLTL… so here I am realizing her potential. T-A-L-E-N-T

Jessica Tuck is an Amazing actor!!! I hope she comes back to life soon to breath life and her amazing talent to the GH canvas very soon. She was really intriguing, believable, genuine and I want more!!! Welcome back Jessica! Hope to see you soon!!! You were missed by me!.

I too wanted to see a scene with Jessica and James. I am thrilled that her character is in a coma. There is hope she comes back

she didn’t need to be so evil… and written in to a corner… as soon as she landed.

WOW did she ever… to generate all this , that quickly

I am enamored by James DePaiva… this could have been so good… and YES
what about Scotty ?
what about Kevin?
what about ….

she didn’t even have time to dance

I agree with su0000…she is the female version of Faison and will be back to wreak havoc on all those that crossed her. The only thing I wish GH did when they brought Jessica on, was to make her a long term character. ..she’s a great actress. Do I see another “twin” somewhere down the line

So happy to see her go. There is enough evil in Port Charles without adding more. She did the part justice but she’s not a long term character.

I didnt like this storyline and am glad it has come to an end. She could never replace the evil Helena as a villaness.

I loved seeing Jessica again. She did a wonderful job as Cassandra. I hope they will bring her back. GH needs a villain, she was filling Helenas shoes nicely.

Please bring back Cassandra 2x

I was a huge OLTL fan. OLTL Had some great characters and actors and I do miss them. That being said Gh also has great actors & characters that we barely see as it. GH cast keeps growing and we see less & less of our vets. Gh needs to focus on its own cast. We dont need new faces GH fans want to see more of our old crew, Spin, Epiphany,Max, Milo, Mac, TJ, Molly, not to mention we never see the kids. I love Jessica but would so love to see GH ‘s actors that have been put on recurring more.

I did not care for her character. She brought little to General Hospital. The story line was not necessary other to to bring Anna and Finn closer.

With her being in a coma she can alwaYs awake I mean they come b@ck from the dead. Yes she was rmtoo too evil but they could make her Hele as long lost dauvhter. She was great but i muat say she was superb as Vicky Lord$ daughter and finding out she haxd Lupus than dying from the disease was heartwrenching especially for me as a out the same time my brother passed away from Lupus.

Sbe a a supurb actress and GH would not do justice i. Letti g ber go!

Please bring Cassandra back

I think Peter August is Faison’s other son. He has the publishing connections. I think Dr Bensch has something to do with the Russian clinic too.

Should have kept her on longer. She was a good actress. I like Sunny he is getting boring. Cassandra would have been a perfect fit for GH.

So glad she’s gone. Didn’t care for her on GH. I would fast forward thru all her scenes.

GH should keep Ms. TUCK! She’s an amazing actress and always out does her character!! I loved her on One Life to Live and is an added bonus on GH. I’m a fan of GH, OLTL & MAC since the 60’s!!!

AMC not MAC, PLEASE!

No I believe that the guy at aurora is the other son ,that is why he insisted lulu does the story because she will find faison.

I really enjoyed seeing Jessica Tuck back on screen. I agree with an earlier comment about giving her some air time with James DePaiva. For us OLTL fans it would be fun to watch. Tuck did an excellent job playing the villain. Her final scenes with Finn were great. She could totally be the next generation Helena.

Absolutely non-redeemable character. She sold poison & threatened children. Even Val the Bastard couldn’t stand her.

That pretty much guarantees a lack of longevity for such a character. Jessica did a good job portraying her, but that doesn’t mean she should stick around.

Of course this is Port Charles, so she could always have a NOT evil twin pop up, right?

I’m glad to see her gone when they took her off but I do see her returning in a later scene to start mores
Start more trouble later.

Yes. The ending could have been a little better.

She could return. She’s only soap opera dead, and she’s not dead she’s in a coma. There is an outside chance she could come back.

Did not like Cassandra. Never liked Helena either.

She had a lot of potential, but they kind of cut her character short, made her too evil too fast. It was shame, because I thought she had real potential to be the new Helena. But nice work, Ms. Tuck!

I do not like Nell she is a little “B” hopes she has a miscarriage, she has done too many nasty things to Carly.. Time for her to go…..

I could not stand Cassandra. So glad she is gone.

Faisons other son Is Peter the Aurora editor that’s why he asked Lulu to try to find Faison. Plus if you remember he’s also the guy that shot Nathan doing the escape of Faison

Enjoyed Seeing her Agian Loved her on ill All great to see the older actor and she played that part Amazing hope to to see her back I’m sure We will at Some point I Hope Anyway

The door has been kept open, she’ll be Back for sure

No!!! I started watching GH again just for Jessica Tuck. I too was hoping for her and James Depaiva to reunite in at least one scene. Boo GH!! Bring her back ASAP!

I think the older brother could be Franco.

Well, a depraved serial killer being the son of a treasonous psycho terrorist like Faison would certainly make more sense than him being the son of Scott Baldwin – a somewhat sleazy lawyer (who will feel right at home here in Hell) but hardly one to pass on a lunatic gene.

But the last thing they need to do is put Frodd at the center of yet another storyline. He was the stinking pile of dragonshit that messed up the otherwise well done return of Jason.

And I’m not sure that even Faison would have put up with Heather.

Yes I was hopping they would keep on longer

Its about time a woman was portrayed in organized crime. Drugs and sex trafficking is full of women. GH needs to really keep this story and a female organized crime boss.. A Great rivalry for sonny and jason.

I like Jessica tuck. They should have kept her longer. Could have been a good story line for GH.

I really didn’t get her storyline. She seemed to be a little to comfy in Port Charles with her hoity-toity attitude. No offense, glad she has made an exit. So when is Morgan coming back ? And…..can we get rid of Nelle and get Michael someone to love for real???

Morgan will be back just in time for the May sweeps. Bet your soul on it! (It’s not gonna happen in February, because they’re obviously making that all about Faison)

I think she should could come back as a twin, and
As a new cop, a love interest / a mayor!

IS IT OVER ? already ?

I’ve seen two good scenes that make me want her more

1. that metro court scene with Jessica Tuck and Michelle Stafford… hair pull and which woman on top. that was full on REEL. that was just the tip of the iceberg .

are we going to say coulda woulda shoulda … is she going to relapse and coma out?

2. that scene with HER @ Michael Easton. when she read him the riot act.. about him and Anna going down. just prior to her blowing all that fairy dust in his face and he was rendered motionless and should have been given MORE DRUGS … because we dont’ need him. he’s uninteresting… always has been .

is this the case of coulda woulda shoulda ? I am just getting intrigued and , wallah, the writers quashed this way too soon

ALL FOR THE heroics and bash in the head each audience member.. that they simply must fall in love with the forced pairing of Anna and Finn.

Not seeing this pairing as a Long lasting one. JMO

I liked her but I willing want Sam and Jason back together I don’t like seeing Sam with Drew they are not right together so when is Jason and Sam getting back together. I hope it is soon.
Love GH

Ooooh, so evil, but such a Great actress!!! Thanks, Jessica, for playing such a “soapy” part, giving us someone else to get angry at. Last we know is that the WSB took you somewhere, right?? You could sure resurface again. It’s happened before…!!!

OK – that’s good. Jessica is worth the wait it out and see.

Whew ! this was the silliest of SHORT SHORT storyline ? what was it for ?

as silly and short as it was… kudos to Jessica for “working” her scripts. she generated a lot of appeal… without giving us any thing… what was she truly like ?

lots more questions … and what coulda been

I thought this was going to be drawn out and WHAT ? flesh out Finn ? no that’d be too tasking.

at least it brought Valentin and Anna back , for a bit.

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

Share your remembrances of GH’s Elizabeth MacRae via the comment section below.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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