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Kassie DePaiva posts statement to clarify reprising OLTL's Blair on General Hospital!

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Photo Credit: Steven Bergman

Kassie DePaiva took to her website to let fans what she knows about her upcoming appearances on  General Hospital in February to reprise the role of Blair Cramer.  From what Kassie shared, it seems that DePaiva may be on for just a short stint, when the Mannings head to Port Charles, but there could be more  in store for her in the future.

Kassie stated, “Now…on the General Hospital…Yippie. I must say the ads and press release by ABC is a little misleading and I feel I need to clarify to all my friends, family and fans that are emailing and calling wondering when I’m moving to Los Angeles. Frank Valentini, GH’s EP, asked me to come out for a couple of shows in February and I’m thrilled. Not only will I get to work with a fantastic cast…but a little piece of OLTL will live on. That makes me very happy. And who knows where it will lead. Once the Mannings come to town anything is possible.”  I wish everyone at GH the best. No one loves daytime more than Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati and no one works harder than these two men. GH is in good hands and hopefully ABC will let GH live on!!!!! See ya’ll soon in Port Charles!!!!!! – Kassie”

So,  what do you think will happen when the Manning clan hits Port Chuck? How would you feel if Kassie is only coming to GH for a short-arc run? Let us know!

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diana
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diana

i think its great she will show a guest appearence but in all reality i much rather have OLTL than GH . Yes i like both but OLTL has a certian spirit about it that keeps all loyal dedicated viewers

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

So true! OLTL was the best soap on T.V.! I really miss it!

Gloria
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Gloria

You are so right. OLTL is a show like no other & I am getting very depressed right now because normally at this time of day I start getting excited thinking about it fixing to come on in just a little while but not today . . . .

leah
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leah

the wrong soap got cancelled.. Love em both but OLTL is/was heads and tails above the rest.

Brandy
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Brandy

how could a soap lover say any soap should of been cancelled, neither AMC or OLTL should of been cancelled nor should GH.

Bev
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Bev

I agree with you, Brandy. They should leave our soaps on the air.

Carol
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Carol

Well, as Todd would say, this sucks! If Kassie is going to be on GH for only a short time, I’d assume the same woud be true for Roger Howarth. If they’re only going to be there to bring Starr and McBain into the story, I’m afraid I won’t be sticking around after they leave. Starr only seems to have spunk when her father’s around to cause trouble and McBain is such a monotone character in his eternal black, that I don’t see HIM being a ray of light for the already too dark GH. And If they’re only coming… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

I’ve heard that John is permanent. It’s only the Mannings that are temp.

Carol
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Carol

Exactly, It’s McBain the boring and Starr who will be permanent.. and I won’t. I’d stick around for Todd and Blair, but not for John and Starr. I know there those who think MxBain’s great, but I’m not one of them. And no, I’m not threatening to “quit watching” the show – I haven’t watched in years, since the mob took over.

Rob
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Rob

Im thinking its to test the ratings, it would be foolish to let 2 million fans go without trying to attract some of One Life to Lives audience. Im not a fan of GH at all but I fully intend to see what Ron and Frank have in store for OLTL fans.

Deb
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Deb

I agree Rob!! 🙂

Deb
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Deb

Here we go again. People ‘threatening’ to stop watching if they don’t get their own way. Then STOP! How can Ron sign any of these characters on long term with the uncertainty of GH future?? IMO he is being causious but hopefull. Causious not to sign on to many, hopeful this will be a success and GH will draw in viewers. Thus no end to GH. However nobody can make such promises at this time. Glad to see Kassie clear that up. I read on some site that NLG sent Blair a list of schools for her son. Obviously, there… Read more »

Gloria
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Gloria

Didn’t Cassie look fantastic on The View Friday?

Deb
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Deb

She did!

Jamie
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Jamie

Seriously gorgeous. I don’t think she’s human.

Betty
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Betty

What is John McBain without Natalie and his son? I would love to see the Manning’s join GH what a hoot that would be, but please for heavens sake please bring us back the original Cole, sorry I did not like the one you tried to pass off on us, sorry no chemistry there between him and Starr. Don’t get me wrong I love my people on GH but we are losing some of them. I also want Kirsten Storms to return and soon, boy do I miss her, hopefully they are not replacing her with that new girl, although… Read more »

Amber
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Amber

Right there with you. John just got Liam & Natalie back, why would he leave them? How is GH going to make this work and with Sole? I was so happy to see them have the happy ending. I will only really watch & stick around if they have Brandon Buddy, the orginial Cole come to Port Charles with Starr. Again, how is GH going to make this work? Starr just comes to Port Charles for her father & leaves Hope in LA with Cole? I can’t see Starr coming to Port Charles without her “bodyguard” or Hope. I will… Read more »

Charann
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Charann

Your right Amber..Bring Back the orginial Cole…And Please GH Bring Back Kristen Storm!!!!

Lori
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Lori

It is not that I am threatening to quit watching if I don’t get my way, I never have watched GH and was thinking of trying it since some of my favorite actors and actresses are heading over there. If they want to save the show incorporating some of OLTL’s popular characters is a good start. I hope more head over to GH!

Cindy
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Cindy

It did seem like you were , i tried OLTL for a month i couldnt stand it, i have watched GH for 20 years it is by far the better soap , i watch/ watched other soaps, AMC, Y&R DOOL but really couldnt stand OLTL GH beats them all, just ant to clear that up for the 5 people that said they never watched GH, its by far the best out of the to that are gone on ABC it is VERY fast paced – you should like it alot, I am very happy these amazing actors are joining the… Read more »

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

I don’t know what you’ve been smoking, but OLTL is by far a superior soap to the others on ABC. Even AMC (which I loved) had slipped to mediocre in the last five years but I stuck with it out of loyalty. I TRIED to watch GH when Luke and Laura were hot to see what the hoopla was all about. But freezing Port Charles, searching for the Ice Princess…?! Really? Couldn’t get into it. And, now GH has glamorized the mafioso with Sonny and his gang of thieves and murderers. No thanks. People should like what they like, but… Read more »

aria
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aria

LOL, michell1660 what are you smoking, first of,all these show have been on for a long time and if you look at their history they’ve all done storylines that have been over the top and silly. and for you to make it sound like oltl has been master piece theater is laughable. OLTL certainly has been by far more campier then GH especially these past few years. And theres nothing wrong w/ being campy. So lets all be real.

Sharon
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Sharon

I’m VERY disappointed that Kassie is only going to GH for a few shows. I was hoping for a OLTL/GH merge so that our favorite characters could live on. I’ve never watched GH but would have started watching if enough OLTL characters would make the move.

So, I have a question…..Is John McBain just going to leave Natalie and Liam and move to Port Charles right after finding out Liam is his son and confessing his love to Natalie???

aria
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aria

Thats why you have to tune in to find out, everyone is trying to figure out whats going to happen before it happens, but obviously it will most likely be that the character will go there on a work related case, and not with the intent to move there. Then if things work out better, i.e, the storyline, then maybe down the line if the character decides to move there then he would be joined by natalie and liam, but if what brings the character to town is work related, so why would the character show up w/ his family?… Read more »

Sharon
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Sharon

Thanks for your response Aria. I thought that Michael Easton (unlike Kassie DePaiva) had signed to “join the cast” of GH—with a permanent possition. Am I wrong on that assumption?

Cindy
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Cindy

I think it is only because they dont know the future of the how they dont want to be handing out contracts the fans of OLTL seem happy high ratings mean she stays, GH already has a Blair though Carly

Sharon
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Sharon

Thanks Cindy—-but I’m still wondering—-Did Michael Easton “sign” with GH??? That’s what I read…

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Apparently, ABC will do anything to get people to watch GH, even stunt casting with members from OLTL.

aria
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aria

Hey Sharon, I’m not sure if any of the contract status of anyone who is returning has been revealed, also other actors are returning for other storyliines, like Holly, Robert and Anna, and some have been describe as open ended, so they could be on for a short appearence or longer. So who knows, I guess it depends on what the Actors are offered and what they agree to, so far only Kassie Depaiva has revealed that she’s been ask for (now) a brief appearence.

Sharon
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Sharon

Thanks Aria!!

Doreen
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Doreen

I’m still holding out for the revolution to bomb and they find a way to bring OLTL back to daytime tv or cable or internet.

In the meantime, I have change my dvr to record GH, but I have not watched since Luke & Laura / Robert and Anna stories.

Thanks for keeping us fans in the loop!~

Kim
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Kim

I wont watch it Sorry , Since I’ve boycotted abc totally. as have many others.

Cindy
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Cindy

THAT WONT HELP GET OLTL BACK

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

OLTL is not coming back. Wake up.

Tamara
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Tamara

I’m a long time OLTL fan since the early 80’s and GH is a great show that I’ve also been watching since then it bad enough we lost one show ! We have to come together as fans an watch GH now more than ever!! It can only get better with the addition of the OLTL characters!! So to all u septics just watch !!

Soapgirl21
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Soapgirl21

I have tried to get into GH for years. I watched AMC and OLTL & watched GH w/my mom when I was little, but no can do… w/the addition of anyone from OLTL, I can watch and maybe even start to love the show, IDK. If it is a short term stint, I will stay while my favs are on.. when some from AW moved to ATWT in 99, I watched for 3 years & I did fall in love w/a lot of the characters. When my favorite AW character was killed off, I stopped watching out of love and… Read more »

Heather
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Heather

Some of use prefer One Life to Live, others prefer of General Hospital. Some of us prefer ABC soaps, other prefer CBS soaps. But in the long run, we are all a big soap opera family. So please, let’s us stop these OLTL vs GH childish fights. One of the reason why the whole genre is dying is because of this division within the soap opera community. So as of today, everybody should respect everybody regardless of tastes and preferences.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

IMO ABC is just trying to quiet the fans by bringing us a little bit of OLTL. They want to keep us at bay and then ABC will announce the cancellation of GH. IMO ABC
doesn’t care about rating in Daytime. They just care about the $$$$. ABC doesn’t care what viewers think. CBS and NBC is laughing about this and enjoying the fans coming over. The replacement shows are garbage and after GH goes I will never, never watch ABC again. ABC misleads and lies to fans.

ABC/Disney wants out of the soap business!

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

Exactly.

david
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david

Only a couple of shows?! DePaiva is right about the misleading appearance of ABC’s promotions. The people at ABC never tire at teasing and jerking the fans around.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Bring ’em on! GH needs a major overhaul. It’s like on pause right now…

Also, these four had a solid commitment from PP, so who knows what the plans are……

Heather
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Heather

Actually, only two actors had signed with PP: Blair and John.

Todd never gave any answer to PP, and Star openly declined to go to the online version.

CINDY BISCORNER
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CINDY BISCORNER

I hope it turns out to be a long term gig for all of you!!! ((hugs))

Sarah
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Sarah

I’ve watched GH a few times but never liked it. Hearing that Kassie would be on the show as Blair, I was so excited! But only for a few shows? Bummer. I would keep on watching if Kassie was full time. Once she goes, I do too.

Lauren Esposito
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Lauren Esposito

I’m glad to see 4 actors from OLTL coming to GH, because as many have said, the mob-based storylines are dominating the show, much to many peoples’ disappointment. I am disappointed that Kassie DePaiva’s role is being described as short term, because she’s a multi talented actress that I feel would be a huge asset to the show. I’m hoping that Mr. Valentini and Mr. Carlivati will change their minds, and make Kassie’s role long term. The mob-based storyline is the reason I am not watching GH regularly. However, that will change as long as Kassie DePaiva is part of… Read more »

sierra24
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sierra24

God bless, Kassie! It’s not enough that they cancelled THE BEST SOAP on air , it’s not enough they played us with the prospect park deal, now they want to mislead us by promoting Kassie and Roger as permanent players on GH (the soap that SHOULD have been cancelled in the first place)? Well , two days or one week of T&B on GH won’t help them if they want to raise the ratings and bring OLTL viewers over that depressing, gloomy, really bad show… Most of us will be watching as long as Kassie is on GH…We’d have enough… Read more »

Breezy B
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Breezy B

I’ll watch as long as she’s there! I’m definitely hoping it turns out to be more long term, but I’ll tune into GH for as long as Blair is on screen.

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Bless You, Kassie. We Love You! 😀

SJF
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SJF

Can’t wait to see Cassie on GH. I feel no connection to the show at this time and need my peeps from OLTL to keep me watching.

Joyce
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Joyce

Personally, I would love to see Victor Lord, Jr. escape and show up at General Hospital delirious and asking for Blair. Not remembering anything after they were married. I’d like to see John show up in Port Charles chasing Allison and the secret that Steven Webber and his ex-girlfriend from the previous hospital had something to do with a collaboration with Dr. David Hayward from AMC.

I say call it All My Life to Live in Port Charles!

Sonny
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Sonny

I have loved watching One Life To Live for many years since I was a boy.I really miss it.Shame on ABC and Disney.I hope One Life To Live will return on another network.

Darcy Mcgee
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Darcy Mcgee

I am upset, I thought Blair was going to GH permantly!!! This was very misleading, to now hear she isn’t. I feel I should give up on the soaps. OLTl was my favorite and it’s gone. I had some hope when I heard the Mannings were going to GH and now I have heard no Blair. Todd and Blair need to reunite, I guess that will never happen. Todd on GH is not the same without Blair. : (

mike jasek
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mike jasek

Please get Blair on GH permanently. She is fantastic with todd and starr. WE need her on gh. Your GH ratings will shoot thru the roof with her on with todd.
Thanks
Mike

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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