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John J. York Back at General Hospital

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On Friday, May 10th, General Hospital fans received some wonderful images and news. John J. York who has played the beloved Mac Scorpio on the ABC daytime drama series is back at work and taping all-new episodes of the show.

“Mac is back!” read the General Hospital social media post hashtag. John is pictured with longtime leading lady, Kristina Wagner and in other pics with Wagner, along with his TV son, Josh Kelly.  York has played the younger brother of Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) since 1991.

Previously, York announced he was taking time off from GH to undergo treatment for myelodysplastic syndromes and multiple smoldering myeloma (two blood and bone marrow disorders). This included chemo treatments, finding a blood doner match for  blood stem cell transplant and more.


Late in 2023, York shared an update on his health on social media. At that time, John expressed, “(Things) are actually going along very well. I’m still in the middle stages of everything.” He added, “I’m feeling really good. Hopefully, hopefully, things go the way they are, maybe be back on the show late spring, early summer.

York’s return pics were greeted with wonderful excitement from his GH co-stars on the Instagram post, including  co-stars Finola Hughes (Anna) and Cameron Mathison (Drew).

Michael Fairman TV is wishing John well, and thrilled to see he is back at work.

Share your thoughts as “Mac is Back” to General Hospital via the comment section below.

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The best news in a long time! Hope John’s recovery is going smooth and we are blessed with Mac in PC for years to come!

Wonderful news! “Mac” has always been one of my favorite GH characters and I HOPE these new writers do “write” by giving Mac one fantastic relationship with Cody. So happy for Jon York; I’m so glad to hear he’s well on his way to restored good health. May it continue…

Doing “write” by John and his character would be for them to create a storyline based on the ACTUAL, ACCURATE history of his character. Such a story would have Mac at its center. It wouldnt have Mac playing second fiddle to a shallow cardboard character like Cody played by an “actor” who only got cast on GH because Frank Valentini is his former boss ( on OLTL) and he desperately begged Frank for a job! Let’s get real here. Both John J York and his Iconic character deserve so much better!

Always loved Mac. Can’t wait for “Mac’s” return and to FINALLY have Cody tell him he’s his son. I’m hoping these new writers know how to write a warm/loving father/son relationship for Cody and Mac; both characters are deserving of a wonderful father/son relationship and I’m really looking forward to it!

So happy for John! I was devastated to hear the news that he wasn’t well, encouraged and hopeful when he found a donor, and now relieved to know he’s doing well. Best to you John! So looking forward to you back on GH; you were missed!

Absolutely wonderful news. I love John and am so happy he’s back at work. Congratulations on your recovery John. Stay strong and well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The best news of the day. John has been missed by all and I’m so glad he’s feeling good!
Welcome back John!!!


The nicest man ever!! So happy he is doing better

Awesome news! So glad to hear that John is apparently doing well and back on the show. He’s an inspiration, to be dealing with not one but two blood and bone marrow disorders, and to be able to return to work in a relatively short amount of time, all things considered. God bless him, and best wishes that his recovery continues to go well!

It will be great to have Mac back home in Port Charles, and I look forward to them finally being able to move along the Mac/Cody story. As Rebecca commented, and I agree 100%, I would love to see Mac and Cody develop a father/son relationship, as well as with Maxie and the kids, and Cody’s uncle Robert.

A great welcome back story for him would be to have Frisco come back and get Mac and Felicia involved in some mess that he’s in. That would make for great story and some great scenes.

So happy our “Big Mac” is back where he belongs.Your family isnt the same without you. Hope you find out that you are Cody’s dad. Stay well!

Wonderful, wonderful news! So happy he’s well enough to return. He’s been missed. Best Wishes for continued good health. I look forward to seeing John/Mac grace our TV’s again.

I am so thrilled that “Mac is Back !!!!” Finally, some good news out of GH. Keeping York in my prayers !

Yay, is he reentering by ship, like the 1st time he entered Port Charles? Great news! Sgmkj!

So happy he’s back missed him

So glad he’s back and healthy

Yes !!! I have missed seeing his handsome face. I’m so glad that he’s feeling better and I hope that he’s back for a long time

That’s great to hear! Hopefully he’ll be on more than two or three times a year now.

Im thrilled that John has recovered. I had literally thousands of viewers praying for his health on my GH Historical Museum Facebook Page ( It has 12K followers and the average post reaches at least 3K people).
But to be honest I dont look forward to his return to GH. The show has marginalized him for far too long. Im also not a fan of how Valentini completely rewrote Mac and Dominque’s history just to prop up the hiring of another one of his OLTL cronies Josh Kelly ( Cody).
John deserves a story that recounts the rich past of his character not to be in the shadow of another pointless GH newbie. SMH

I was just wondering how John York was…then I woke to this good news. I can’t wait for his return to the screen.

Wonderful news.

awesome news, God bless, Mac is Back!!!

Best GH news in months. So happy to have him back and he looks fantastic. Now come on lets do the son reveal ASAP

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Giovanni Mazza On Contract at General Hospital: What Are Your First Impressions?

This week, General Hospital introduced newcomer Giovanni Mazza in the role of Giovanni Palmieri, who apparently is Brook Lynn’s (Amanda Setton) second cousin, one removed or so the story goes.

The character of Gio showed up at Brook Lynn’s wedding to Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) and played the violin at the ceremony. As has been previously reported, Mazza in real-life is a professional violinist and actor.

Upon making his first appearance on the ABC daytime drama series back on May 15th, fans wondered if Gio will be sticking around and that was confirmed by the closing credits of the May 17th episode where Mazza’s name is included along with other contract players.

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When the news of Mazza’s casting was announced, the talent young man took to his Instagram and shared the good news, expressing, “I am so honored, grateful, and ecstatic to announce the big news! The biggest thank you to General Hospital for bringing me.” He closed his sentiments with “So much love and joy to my new fam! YAY!!! ”

Commenting on his post included new castmates Evan Hofer (Dex) saying, “Happy to have you brother,” plus Tabyana Ali (Trina), Eden McCoy (Joss) and ABC executive Nathan Varni who said, “Congratulations! Welcome to GH!

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During the May 17th episode, Gio had an exchange with Dex, where he mentioned that his father was in the military back in early 2000’s.  Previously, Gio revealed to Chase that his father died in the military when he was young. So this begs the question, who is Gio’s dad?

What were you first impressions of Giovanni Mazza in the role of Gio? Who do you think he might be romantically involved with and might be also related to other than the Cerullos? Comment below.


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Michael Easton Shares on the Loss of Kamar de los Reyes, “I Was Holding His Hand When He Passed”

For the first time publicly, General Hospital’s Michael Easton (Finn) opened up about losing his best friend, the late Kamar de los Reyes (ex-Antonio, OLTL) to cancer.

The former One Life to Live and All American star lost his battle to cancer back on December 24, 2023 at the age of 56. De los Reyes leaves behind his wife, actress Sherri Saum (ex-Sunset Beach, OLTL) and their twin boys, Michael and John, and his eldest son, Caylen from a previous relationship.

Easton along with Y&R’s Trevor St. John (Tucker) were both castmates with Kamar during their time on One Life to Live. The two shared their remembrances this past Thursday night during’s live virtual event, Daytime Stands Up – A Benefit for Stand Up To Cancer … We All Have a Story.

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In tribute, Michael expressed, “It was a 30-year friendship with Kamar. We did our first movie together in 1990. I was scared and I was quiet and I was instantly drawn to his bravado and his sense of himself. Kamar was larger than life. He was the best man at my wedding, and I am the godfather to his son, Michael. His loss was profound on all of us.”

He added, “There hasn’t been a day gone by that I haven’t thought of him, and his family and what he brought to this world, and the contributions he made, not only to this acting community. He loved being an actor and he was a great actor. I always like to say Kamar was such a good actor that they cast him as a priest, not just once, not twice, like seven times. I mean, he was often shirtless. But, if you needed a shirtless priest, Kamar was your guy.”

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When discussion turned to the end of Kamar’s life, Michael shared, “I was holding his hand when he passed, and he was surrounded by family and, and friends. There was so much love around him. I mean, he touched so many lives. I mean, Trevor knows that at his memorial, it was the biggest, at Forrest Lawn. They couldn’t even fit everybody in. There was people stretched out all the way to outside. People showed that hadn’t seen him in 20 years. That was the effect. So many of the One Life cast members came and cast from All American.”

Michael also spoke to Kamar’s determination till the end and his incredible work ethic, “Extraordinarily enough, he went to work two weeks before he passed at All American.  He was fierce to the end. He never talked about being sick. Even though the odds were stacked from the very beginning, and it’s still really hard for me to talk about, but I was in awe of his strength and his resolve. I would’ve shut down long before he did.”

If you haven’t done so watch below 46:47 mark for Michael and Trevor’s emotional appearances on Daytime Stands Up as they share their memories on Kamar.

Then let us know, what you thought of Michael’s candid tribute to his best friend via the comment section below.


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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Brook Lynn and Chase’s Wedding Reception Brings a Beatdown for Dex

On Friday’s, May 17th episode of General Hospital, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding reception was the focal point as the touching celebration for the newlyweds got underway.

Sonny (Maurice Benard) was seething over seeing Dex mingle with the guests. With Dex becoming a cop, and ratting him out to Anna, previously Sonny feels betrayed by his former hit man. However, Sonny’s growing paranoia and mental stability is in question, in particular, because he has been off the proper dosage of meds for months now.

Later, when Sonny sees Dex talking with Gio (Giovanni Mazza) about serving in the military, and later chumming it up with Cerullos, he is about to go postal.

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Outside the ballroom. Sonny confronts Dex about chatting it up with the Cerullos, who he says are his people. He warns Dex to stay away from his family. Dex says he was invited to the reception.

Next, Sonny calls Dex a snitch, a spy, and lets him know he is “lucky to be breathing.”  Sonny issues Dex a warning to stay away from his family, or he may not be breathing much longer.

As Sonny turns to walk away., Dex grabs him by the arm to try to reason with him and to and say he’s not his enemy. However, Sonny throws a punch. In the pickup, Sonny continues to bloody and beatdown Dex, until Jason (Steve Burton) arrives on the scene and restrains Sonny.

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Kristina (Kate Mansi) walks in on the moment. She sees her father is yelling that both Jason and Dex are traitors. Sonny screams that they are both dead and he’s going to put a gun to their heads.

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In happy news, Brook Lynn and Chase finally begin their wedding night when they jump onto of their bed in their honeymoon suite. Chase says now they have a great wedding night, which will be followed by a great honeymoon, and that will be followed by their entire life together. They share a kiss.

So, what did you think of Sonny’s explosive words and actions against Dex and Sonny? Will Kristina figure out what is going on with her dad, once and for all? Comment below.

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