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Katie Couric Guest Spot on GMA First Overnight Ratings! Is ABC testing the waters?

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Katie Couric is guest-hosting (or shall we say co-anchoring) this week on Good Morning America.

Now, according to TV Media Insights, “Based on the Monday metered market results from Nielsen for April 2, Good Morning America  featuring the return of Katie Couric to her morning show roots inched past her former home, The Today Show on NBC, by one-tenth of a rating point and one share point in households (3.7 rating/13 share vs. 3.6/12). ”

In addition, “Compared to last year at this time April 2011, Katie on GMA increased by six percent in households, eight percent in women 18-49 and 11 percent among women 25-54.  Based on the fast nationals, however, Today topped GMA by 333,000 viewers (5.113 vs. 4.780 million) and 20 percent among key adults 25-54 (1.8 vs. 1.5 rating).”

Given the hype, Katie’s initial performance on GMA could have rated higher.  But the week is young and so it will be interesting to see how the ratings week works itself out, and if ABC is testing the waters here with Katie as they gear up to bring her syndicated talker to most all of the ABC affiliates in September of 2012 in General Hospital’s current timeslot.

Have you checked out Katie on Good Morning America?  Any interest?  Let us know!

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Christi
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Christi

I usually watch GMA for Robin Roberts, but this morning I watched something totally different. Don’t even remember what it was.. I Love Lucy? Something like that lol… I’m not a Katie fan, never have been…..

barbara t
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barbara t

Christi, I love Lucy is better then katie couric lol…Im not a fan of k c either.

Christi
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Christi

lol I totally agree.. watched Lucy again this morning lol

barbara t
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barbara t

I keep my local channel on to get the news ,they stay on till 10 so my news is covered.I havent watched I love Lucy in a while think I will give it a try for a change lol.

Jenna
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Jenna

Shows like I LOVE LUCY never get old. Instead of the morning garbage talk shows I am enjoying PETTICOAT JUNCTION. I wasn’t even born when it aired, but I love it now.

ricardo
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ricardo

who really cares about katie couric. she is really annoying. nobody in there right mind will watch her talk show in september. please renew general hospital. enough already cancel the stupid revolution. that dr maria is an air head lol

CHER
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CHER

I LOVE the REVOLUTION you should watch it you might learn something?

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Wow Cher, you had the the GUTS to admit U like the Revolution on this site….. I commend you, bc sometimes your email will flood up with responses. And so you are rightfully intitled to your opionion about the show. I saw that show the first time last week when Tony Braxton was on, (fliping through the channels), but I didn’t keep it on. Tony looked fabulous. I went to see her while I was in Vegas a few years ago. In terms of learning something, well perhaps Ur right, but I have learned allot of that jiberish on Oprah… Read more »

shelly
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shelly

Youre joking right? No one is watching that horrible sh**. Bring back One Life To Live.

susan m.
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susan m.

Are you for real…The Revolution………It replaced my faviorite soap OLTL….And i have no intetrest what so ever to watch this crappy show…I don’t want to learn how to make wallpaper from children’s art…………Are you a soap fan????????? Doesn’t sound like it to me by that remark……….Do you have any loyalty for the soaps…………The Revolution will never last 43years or more..I hope it is cancelled in sept. and relaced with GENERAL HOSPITAL !!!!!!! I TOTALLY DISAGREE with coment on 4/4 at 2:39pm…I wouldn’t give that crap the time of day..The Revolution isn’t entertainment…It’s pure reality/info crap…………..I will stick with my stories….Again,… Read more »

susan m.
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susan m.

The Revolution: How to extend the life of your refrigerator…REALLY!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t want to learn stupidity like this………………..

barbara t
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barbara t

Seriously,You LOVE the revolution?.WE may learn something,WHAT ,how to dress ,how to eat,how to loose weight and the list goes on,thats all common sense I dont need 5 idots to tell me how to live my life .Dont count on the revolution staying on to much longer it is a abc/disney failure ,So where ever people hang out that lost talk shows ,reality,food,Im insecure I need help shows go,you better start communicating with them now ,because the show that you LOVE is on its way out the door just like the shows that I loved for over 43 years are… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i would rather google anything i want to know rather than watch that farce of a show…………..

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I can’t understand why anyone would even consider watching that LOUSY reality/info thing………Everyone is against that show… The revolution is boring….I never will watch this crap…Plus the ratings are so bad & will be cancelled soon!!!!!!!!!!!! And I hope GH will be put in it’s place…I wish it was OLTL but, that will never happen…….And I agree with comment on 4/5 at 6:37am…Read my comments about the revolution it STINKS somethinf AWFUL…………..This person who likes the revolution , is she a soap fan or not….Soap fans don’t make comments that.. What I read on this web site… I don’t need… Read more »

Torrey
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Torrey

I would sooner gargle with shards of glass, than watch The Revolution!! I have not one second of The Chew or The Revolution….and plan on throwing a party, when one of them, if not both get cancelled.

Jim
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Jim

Learn what? IMO these people are NOT qualified nor do the have the necessary credentials to give this kind of advise, let alone be on network TV. Tim Gunn has a BFA in sculpture, Ty Pennington has a “diploma” in art. Jennifer Ashton is only an Ob-Gyn . Harley Pasternak is a “celebrity” trainer. Tiffanie Davis does have a doctoral degree, but in human sexuality education. IMO they are out of their depth trying to do this kind of show. There are some many other, more qualified people they could have put on this show. Plus, it’s become an informercial… Read more »

barbara t
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barbara t

Ricardo,You are so right.that show is a mess and needs to go.and your also right about DR. airhead.And katie couric is a waste of abc/disney money that could have gone to supporting the soaps.

Anne
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Anne

Torrey you made my night!! I freekin’ hate those replacement shows and I’ve NEVER EVEN watched them. I was watching GH today and all I can say is I really miss OLTL. I hope the party is soon! These shows are beyond insulting and stupid!!

“I would sooner gargle with shards of glass, than watch The Revolution!! I have not one second of The Chew or The Revolution….and plan on throwing a party, when one of them, if not both get cancelled.”

Ronnie
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Ronnie

That’s a great way to sum it up, ABC/Disney have been wasting their money on The Chew, The Revolution, money that could have been invested in the soaps. Good grief, where is the value in those two shows and what kind of a fan club could Katie have compared to the loyal AMC and OLTL viewers? I can’t even stand to watch a commercial for these new ABC shows, no less ever watch a minute of one. The Chew is the most pitiful thing. The show is about cooking and baking junk food, from the commercials it looks like half… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with comment 0n 4/5 at 6;42am…Katie is getting big bucks to be on abc…And abc’s comment that the soaps are too expensive to make… But they can afford the BIG BUCKS for Katie Couric..(HMMMMMMM) Figure that one out…………………..They are hpyocrites…..Double standard………….AbC is full of CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!! They are such liars….

Lee na
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Lee na

I miss Robin! Don’t like Katie never have…

ethel
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ethel

gma has been the only morning show i have watched in years – after 15 minuets on monday i had to change the channel because i just couldn’t stand watching katie – i’ll return when robin roberts comes back next week…………..

Christi
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Christi

I’ll return when Robin Roberts comes back too..

Amy
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Amy

Can’t stand Katie! Why does everyone think she is so great? I don’t get it. I’m watching right now and she already messed up in an interview with a Texas tornado victim.

Anne
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Anne

That smile makes me want to gag!

barbara t
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barbara t

me to.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Not interested in Katie Couric.. I wouldn’t watch her if she was the program on the T. V.She is BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To say the least………………

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Correction last program on the t.v. I rather read a book than watch her……..

barbara t
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barbara t

Id rather do anything then watch katie couric.what a shame that abc/disney has destroyed there daytime programming ,they have gone cheap ,But I hear they are paying katie couric 20 million,she is not worth that,money could have gone to the soaps.I also heard that disney paid 200 million for a movie and dropped it ,200 million could have kept the soaps on for years .waste.

barbara t
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barbara t

This is no surprise to me the woman couldnt do the cbs evening news she sunk the ratings there still trying to recover,what really makes me happy about this is abc/disney, I hope all the big wigs are scratching there heads and wondering ,what the hell happened? well I will tell you what happened,all my children,one life to live ,and soap net were canceled your threatening to cancel general hospital,you wont give agnus nixon the rights back to her stories so we can continue to watch them hopefully at another network ,The soap fans have left the building and they… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

YOU GO GIRL!!! Every single word you say is true & I agree. Midday is soap time, period. Always has been, always should be. ABC needs to “man up”, admit their mistakes & MAKE IT RIGHT.

barbara t
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barbara t

They are not doing any good for there network by ignoring the soap fans ,they should hire some people to teach abc/disney how to treat people ,Did they really think that one day they would cancel the soaps then the next day we will tune in to see what the rat channel put in its place?abc/disney/the rat channel should learn how to respect the soap fans that made them #1 in the day time for many decades.

ethel
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ethel

i co-sign this post!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Thanks ethal.

Brian
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Brian

Barbara T, it’s your friend from Canada.. and you could not have said it better !

I just hope ABC pays attention to all this.

barbara t
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barbara t

Thanks brian.I do hope abc has spies and they come here and read all the posts .

tricia
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tricia

Not watching Katie anywhere until I know the fate of GH. Not a big fan of hers anyway

Teresa
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Teresa

I’m not a katie fan or a talk show fan. I don’t watch any of these type shows.

susan m.
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susan m.

Katie Couric should stay on theToday Show & stay on NBC……..She is better off staying there…….

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Why is Katie Couric getting big money for her lousy show…And ABC complains that the soaps cost a lot of money to make….They ar so full of it….They say one thing and do another……….Our soaps are worth the money not Katie Couric…Who has been fired and re-hired somewhere else…She doesn’t have a vey good track record…She will NEVER last 43 years or more!!!!!!!!!!! She had a bunch of failures on the t.v.. She is headed for another one this sept…She won’t last…………I will never watch her…

barbara t
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barbara t

She will be getting more money then what she is worth,she doesnt have a good track record ,when she took over the cbs news the ratings dropped big time they never recovered.susan m ,your right she will never last 43 years.I wont watch her either and I hope she sinks big in the ratings,If general hospital is canceled shes doomed.

R King
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R King

We are watching GMA this week. Have been Today show followers but switched because of Katie.

Debi
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Debi

I think she is doing a great job so far. She is a keeper for that position. KC @2:00 should be cancelled.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I agree, I watched it this morning and she was right on point, a PERFECT fit. I don’t see her as talk show material.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree with you……………..

barbara t
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barbara t

Debi,Dorian is going to cheat on David ,are you kidding me? where did you read that ?noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo that cant happen ,our characters from landview have to live happily ever after,unless they move to port charles,you really heard that david shows up ? I have to hit all the soap sights and see .Your right Katie @ 2 or 3 cancelled,I dont have to watch to know that woman should not get a talk show,who is she kidding she can never replace all the drama of general hospital.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

You can say that again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tim
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tim

She is just way to perky for my taste.

susan m.
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susan m.

She doen’t do anthing for me…..Never ever watched her….

barbara t
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barbara t

I never really watched her either when I did see or hear her she annoys me.and I dont think she is good enough for a talk show.Like debi says let her stay were she is this week,And I really dont want to see her before or after general hospital,then again I only watch gh so who cares, I will start complaining if general hospital gets cancelled because of her.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I can understand why ABC gave Katie Couric this GMA assignment, but GMA belongs to Robin Roberts. In fact, having Katie on makes me turn off GMA this week… but that does not mean I have turned to TODAY. In fact, I am giving CBS a try.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

CBS is happenings in the morning. That new co-host seems to have some humor and a rapport.

Vickie
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Vickie

Quit watching GMA over a year ago———don’t like Katie ———won’t watch her no matter what show she is on.

Martha
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Martha

I am very sorry to say this about anyone, but Katie has the most grating, obnoxious voice I have ever heard! That twang and the timbre of her voice combine to make me cringe when she speaks and shut off the sound. If ABC is checking her out for ratings, that is a flat fail! Can’t wait for this week to be over now.

barbara t
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barbara t

Thats ok Martha ,she makes me cringe to,her voice and other things ,I think she is annoying.I will never have to turn off the sound because I will never watch anything she is on .

Elhu
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Elhu

I happen to be a Today Show follower, and was sad when Katie left, so I did turn on GMA for a bit just to see how she was doing on Monday morning, and I thought she was doing a great job. I find her to be a much better fit for daytime TV than the evening news, as it seems as though it comes more naturally to her to do the “chat” thing, interviewing people, and just being perky and upbeat, as opposed to the seriousness that comes with doing the evening news. That being said, I did go… Read more »

Martha
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Martha

Amen on the GH front! I hope ABC reads these boards. All those talk shows are less than nothing; I will not watch either and if GH goes off, that’ll be it for ABC for me. There won’t be anything else I’d watch on there. I’d rather listen to re-re-runs of CSI or Law ‘n’ Order–

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Listens to re-runs, lmao. Now that’s a statement I haven’t heard on this post.

barbara t
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barbara t

I watch the I d channel,and I listen to it to.I like the company and there voices.and hearing that the bad guys get caught is always a bonus.If general hospital and days of our lives get cancelled I go to b&b and the young and the restless,I think,but all the other times the I.D channel will be on.

Ginny
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Ginny

I haven’t watched GMA since Diane Sawyer left. I really like CBS with Charlie Rose et al. I am boycotting ABC/Disney due to the cancellation of OLTL and AMC. Still watch GH, but that”s all I watch on ABC. Never liked Katie Couric so she won’t change my viewing habits.

barbara t
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barbara t

Looks like sarah palin is beating katie couric in the ratings game.the conservative veruses the rats new mouth piece , wonder who will win tomorrow?

Jenna
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Jenna

I always thought Katie Couric had a good rapport with Matt Lauer and Al Roker. IF, and it is a big, IF, I watched a morning news/talk show, it was the TODAY show. I preferred that over GOOD MORNING AMERICA after Joan London left. That was until the stupid TODAY show decided to air the video of the killer in the Virginia Tech massacre. I know they were given permission by the FBI to show it, but to me it was a very heartless thing to do to the victims’ families and, for that reason, I will never watch them… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Garbage, to answer your question, propoganda, and getting ALL up in people’s business. Notice how people in the news (especially) when they are going through a crisis, they ask for privacy? Hypocrisy. I don’t think Kati was THIS disliked, prior to her entering the ABC daytime line-up. Her show is doomed. The best ABC should do, is bring back those shows for a half hour each. That lower’s cost, and salaries. That’s meeting Fans HALFWAY. And then they STILL have a extra hour for The Chew, which SOME people seem to like.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I can’t understand how anyone could like The Chew….I never watch it and never will…..I don’t want to learn how to make fish tacos…I never watch cooking shows………….Not even once……………………….

Sharon
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Sharon

Katie is an EPIC FAIL!!!!!

barbara t
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barbara t

Uh oh ,this is bad katie couric is catching up to the today show,this is not good ,unless she stays on the good morning america show and forgets the talk show,Not going to happen, also On the bad side of things abc/disney is going up in the ratings .who watches the morning shows ? I dont .but if your going to watch a morning show watch cbs or nbc,hello ,we are trying to sink the ratings for abc/disney if everyone is taking sneak peeks we arent going to sink the rat channel.Remember they cancelled our beloved one life to live… Read more »

Christine
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Christine

Well this is one little mouse you don’t have to count in the “we” column because our family DITCHED our satellite. We only get what comes through on the antenna so we are not checking out ANYTHING Disney.

General Hospital is the only show that is watched on ABC around here. If only I could erase the previews from my mind too. I can fast forward them, but I still see them. Oh well. They won’t be getting my eyeballs.

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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