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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.”‘

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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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Jimh
Jimh

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!!!!

Kgs4227
Kgs4227

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?????

Celia
Celia

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.

Shay
Shay

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!!!!

Glinda Dixon
Glinda Dixon

I hope not…..

Nikita Byrd
Nikita Byrd

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

CRAD
CRAD

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.

CRAD
CRAD

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

Judy AngelAn
Judy AngelAn

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

JK
JK

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

Patrick
Patrick

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

Shay
Shay

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!”

Gail
Gail

Agreed!

Rachel Weiser
Rachel Weiser

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..

Jimh
Jimh

Yes…bring her back!!!!

Liz
Liz

Yes!

vinman
vinman

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.

Celia
Celia

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!!

Kate
Kate

Wow that would be awesome

Kendra J Cunningham
Kendra J Cunningham

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

Celia
Celia

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

Steve
Steve

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).

conniemac
conniemac

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

Celia
Celia

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)

JK
JK

GREAT THINKING……YOU SURE COULD BE RIGHT!

rocky83
rocky83

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.

Linda Podell
Linda Podell

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

Steve
Steve

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

Shay
Shay

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!

Linda Podell
Linda Podell

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!!

Skeptic
Skeptic

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?

Steve
Steve

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.

Dory
Dory

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.

Celia
Celia

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

Margi
Margi

I totally agree!

Linda J
Linda J

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

Lisa K
Lisa K

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

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

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!

Linda Podell
Linda Podell

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

Debbie
Debbie

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

Soaphound
Soaphound

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.

Patrick
Patrick

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

JLH
JLH

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.

su0000
su0000

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!!))

Lynda Zaharias
Lynda Zaharias

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

Peggy Singleton
Peggy Singleton

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..

Rochelle Woody
Rochelle Woody

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

Mari
Mari

Agreed.

Linda Podell
Linda Podell

Yeah!!!

Katherine Griffin
Katherine Griffin

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

Carolyn Willis
Carolyn Willis

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.

Brenton
Brenton

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.

Shay
Shay

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!!!!!

Skeptic
Skeptic

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

Maggy F
Maggy F

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.

PennySoap
PennySoap

I So Agree!

Celia
Celia

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.

Laura Velez
Laura Velez

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.

Debra
Debra

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

Timmm
Timmm

I vote for Grant Putnam!

MysteriousMan
MysteriousMan

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

Kate
Kate

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

Lynda Stewart
Lynda Stewart

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…

Patrick
Patrick

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

Ruth
Ruth

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?

John
John

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

Diana Trevino-Reynolds
Diana Trevino-Reynolds

I hope its Valentin

Stscey
Stscey

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

DebL
DebL

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.

Sara
Sara

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.

Shay
Shay

@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#!!.

VIRGIE
VIRGIE

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

Shay
Shay

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!

Jan
Jan

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!

Betty
Betty

Good bye! Not good for the daytime audience…

Thank you in the New Year!

Linda Kay
Linda Kay

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 !!!

becky ramsey
becky ramsey

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!

Did Inscoe
Did Inscoe

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!!!!

Debbie
Debbie

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

Glynda
Glynda

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!

Patrick
Patrick

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

Heidi-Anne Coughlin
Heidi-Anne Coughlin

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!.

Bobbie42
Bobbie42

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

Patrick
Patrick

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

Zale H.2
Zale H.2

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

Elaine
Elaine

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.

Linda
Linda

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

JoLynn
JoLynn

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.

Cheryl Abernathy
Cheryl Abernathy

Please bring back Cassandra 2x

Carrie Nauseda
Carrie Nauseda

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.

Beth Perez
Beth Perez

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.

ronnie chitwood
ronnie chitwood

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!

Cheryl Abernathy
Cheryl Abernathy

Please bring Cassandra back

Karen Clark
Karen Clark

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.

Brian
Brian

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.

Lisa Bain
Lisa Bain

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

Leilani
Leilani

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!!!

Leilani
Leilani

AMC not MAC, PLEASE!

Psychosid
Psychosid

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.

Gloria
Gloria

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.

Satan
Satan

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?

Julie
Julie

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.

Brenda. Ogletree
Brenda. Ogletree

Yes. The ending could have been a little better.

Steve Ott
Steve Ott

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.

Lisa p
Lisa p

Did not like Cassandra. Never liked Helena either.

Jenny DeDario
Jenny DeDario

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!

Phefe
Phefe

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…..

Barb Maas
Barb Maas

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

David
David

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

Karen Turner
Karen Turner

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

GG
GG

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

Rocky
Rocky

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!

Jam
Jam

I think the older brother could be Franco.

Satan
Satan

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.

Judy
Judy

Yes I was hopping they would keep on longer

Davette lewis
Davette lewis

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.

Maryann
Maryann

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

Angela DeJesus
Angela DeJesus

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???

Satan
Satan

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)

Susan Chapman suzow
Susan Chapman suzow

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

Patrick
Patrick

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.

Mari
Mari

Not seeing this pairing as a Long lasting one. JMO

kathy
kathy

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

Sandy Lukehart
Sandy Lukehart

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…!!!

Patrick
Patrick

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.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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