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Lane Davies on Possibility of Extending His General Hospital Run: “I Would Be Totally Open”

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This week, viewers are catching the re-teaming of Lane Davies and Nancy Lee Grahn for the second time on General Hospital and the third time in their careers given their storied history as Santa Barbara’s Mason Capwell and Julia Wainright.

Previously, Nancy and Lane played opposite each other and shares scenes as Dr. Cameron Lewis and Alexis Davis back in 2002 on the ABC daytime drama series. Now in 2024, Davies takes on the role of Fergus Byrne, the brother of the late Neil Byrne, as Alexis tries to get her law license reinstated.

Speaking with TV Insider on his recent return to GH, Davies shared, “I know Nancy was wanting to work with me again. I ran into (former GH head writer) Patrick Mulcahey at (Santa Barbara co-creator) Bridget Dobson’s funeral and we had a lovely lunch together and a lovely visit and I think it was just the synergy of all those things coming together that did it. Patrick saw me and realized that I hadn’t completely deteriorated over the years and thought, ‘Well, this would be fun.”’

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Lane also shared he isn’t closing the door for more episodes of General Hospital down the line were the powers-that-be to keep Fergus on the canvas.

The popular actor expressed,,”I would be totally open, but that’s all up to the writers and fans and producers and network people and I’m kind of out of that loop. But if it happens, grand.”

So, would you like to see Lane stick around Port Charles? Comment below.
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Great actress can’t stand her she can’t keep her stupid uneducated mouth shut! The fact he would work with her again tells me he is a liser

“Stupid uneducated” with no comma in between; followed by “liser”.

Oh the irony…

Wth your problem she’s a human being she has a right to her opion if you don’t like what she says wgaf this is about lane Davis joining gh not if you like what Nancy who is very smart talks about you must be a trump fanatic all talk

And just because their friends doesn’t make him a loser or that he agrees with her

Bella your Trumpster is showing. Get over it.

Bella, I dont know anything about Nancy’s education or upbringing. She comes off as being and angry person with angry issues. She has an opinion about EVERYTHING and if you dont agree with her, look out!

Definitely not another addiction story
Hopefully Alexis will be back in the courtroom as a lawyer in a new but different story line
Enough with Pikeman
Anna is doing great though with her role

Nancy is not stupid and uneducated, just because she voices her opinions on certain people and issues you apparently don’t agree with. You should read some of Rena Soffers opinions, etc on certain people and issues trying to overcome our civilization as we know it.Some people just keep their mouths shut for fear of being unliked, while others, like Nancy and Rena feel it is their duty to help others see the truth. I for one admire and respect their continued effort.

Lane and Nancy were amazing on Santa Barbara but that still won’t get me near Sonny and the gh noise

With Metro Korte as the head writer now, ain’t know way Alexis is getting any more storylines after this…gotta save all the air time for Snarly now.

Rather ironic he spoke to head writer Patrick Mulcahey about getting some work at GH, and now he’s in and Patrick’s out. I really do feel bad about that. I was so taken aback by the way-too-many and way-too-quick changes Mulcahey made, but the show has been so good this past week that I think they let him go too soon. I’m frustrated that he didn’t pace himself with all he wanted to do which might have cost the show ratings and/or generated a lot of complaints. He should have made changes gradually. But since the news of his being let go the following episodes have been fantastic. I think the show is heads above what it was with the previous writers. Now I fear we’re going to get the same old/same old again. Maybe Valentini should rethink his decision…

For a long time, the problem has been Valentini. HE NEEDS TO GO.
As far as Lane Davies is concerned, wow, he sounds 90! What happened to his wonderful voice?

As for Frank – nobody in daytime can master a budget like him. Criticize the writing or story path, but the show continues to look well with the best sets and lighting in daytime. Last week’s wedding did not feel cheap like some other productions.

Lane is almost 74, so we’ll cut him some slack on his voice. Still has moxie.

My in-laws are upper 80’#, and JB still booms like the texan he is. This is not a normal aging voice. Anyone know if he maybe had throat cancer? Cause kinda sounds like Michael Douglas.

Hey, I’m over 90 and don’t sound like that, he may be hard of hearing, causing some people to speak louder. He wouldn’t interest me, the old fart!

I never saw this actor before; never watched Santa Barbara so I have no idea what he used to sound like. All I know is he sounded fine to me. I didn’t notice any weakness or any indication that he might have had an illness, nor do I think he sounds “90.”

Set you all up said the most out their things you fell for it my only issue with Nancy is why can she say whatever she wants but if someone challenges her we are the bad guy!! By the way I wish we had a young person running for President with new ideas to save this nation but they all get a big pay check and live in la la land. Our founding fathers did not intend for these guys to stay in office become wealthy they were suppose to serve the people they do not do it they serve themselves .

Ooooh! Lane Davies would make a great father for Dex – not his bio Dad – we all know that’s going to end up being Jason eventually.

Davies can be the nasty father whom Dex hated.

There is literally no way that Jason could be Dex’s father. And I doubt they’re going to make Lane Davies play a literal carbon copy of the story he already played out with Xander Smith 20 years ago.

I doubt Dex is related to anybody in Port Charles. Early on, it seemed like they were trying to position him as a Morgan Corinthos recast, but that obviously flew out the window when he started banging Joss.

I can’t buy that. Who would his mother be and the brothers that treated him so badly growing up? They’ were probably adoptive or Foster and what character, especially Jason would give his kid away.

I thought this was about Lane Davies joining GH? After seeing him today in the courtroom, I think he’s a bad choice, unless they change his mean, grizzly demeanor. Ugh! He sure isn’t how I remembered him on SB.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Mac Comes Home

You probably needed the hankies during today’s Wednesday, June 19th episode of General Hospital, for it marked the return of fan favorite John J. York to his role as Mac Scorpio.

This was to be York’s first episode back on-screen since he underwent treatment for two blood cancers and revealed his health diagnosis and battle publicly back in September of 2023.

The scenes involving Mac gave viewers all the feels, and it looked as if reality and the soap blurred, especially in York’s scenes with his on-screen children, Maxie (who Max raised) and grandchildren, Georgie, James, and Bailey Louise, and wife, Felicia (Kristina Wagner).

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Since Mac was out of town supposedly down in South America helping a ‘friend’, some things have changed, including Spinelli (Bradford Anderson). having moved in with Maxie and the kids, to which Mac does not disapprove.

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In the meantime, Cody (Josh Kelly) is a man in conflict when he has second thoughts about not telling Mac he is his biological son.  When James shows up Maxie’s with Cody in tow, he lays his eyes upon the just-arrived-back-in-town Mac. The two share pleasant “hellos.” Later, back at the Quartermaine stables, Cody tells Tracy (Jane Elliot) the long and winding road story of not knowing who is father was for most of his life. Cody shares he finally found his father in Port Charles, but his father doesn’t know he has a son. Tracy thinks Cody now has a chance to re-set some things and should come clean.

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Meanwhile, Felicia keeps getting calls from Maxie while she is work at General Hospital and does not pick up. So, Felicia is unaware that her husband is back. Eventually, Felicia arrives at Maxie’s and is in for a big surprise when Mac appears and the two hug and share a kiss.

After the episode aired, and seeing the reaction from GH fans, John J. York took to his account on X. York expressed, “WOW!!! I’m just so humbled by your warm, kind and gracious words as Mac returned to PC! Your support has been monumental! I have a feeling, things are about to get interesting!”

So, what did you think about Mac’s homecoming on GH? Were you touched just seeing John J. York back in action on the ABC soap opera? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Jophielle Love Talks On Violet’s Emotional Scenes with Finn, the Loss of Gregory, and Taylor Swift

During General Hospital’s recent episodes surrounding the death of Gregory Chase (Gregory Harrison), who succumbed to complications from ALS, many in the cast delivered touching performances; including Jophielle Love (Violet).

In story, Violet learns of her grandfather’s passing when she comes home from school and her father, Finn (Michael Easton) sits her down to explain that Gregory passed away in the middle of the night. Violet’s reaction was one of devastation and tears.

Michael Fairman TV caught with Jophielle on the red carpet at the recent 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmy Award ceremonies, where she was a nominee for Best Original Song for the song she co-wrote, “Shine.” The track was first heard back on a December 2023 episode of the ABC daytime drama series and is currently available on Spotify and other music streaming platforms.

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When talking about the departure of Gregory Harrison, and Violet’s reaction to her grandpa’s passing, Love shared, “Well, I was very tired from the taping of the three-day wedding, so I already had the tears in me. I knew that I was always going to see him (Gregory Harrison) in real life, but I was also very, very sad he was leaving the show. He was such a delight to work with.”

When Violet saw how difficult it was for her on-screen dad, Finn, to cope with with the death of Gregory, Love shared, “It’s hard for Violet, but Michael and I, we still see each other and he’s always happy (in real life). But, those scenes were hard. I was comforting him.”

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Receiving her first Daytime Emmy nomination as songwriter was a thrill for Jophielle: “Well first of all, I was jumping up and down and Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) came and told me while I was on set. I was just so excited.”

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Since pop superstar, Taylor Swift, started at a very young age as a singer and a songwriter, does Love see herself as a mini-Taylor? Jophielle emphatically stated, “I’m a mini Me“.  As to what she thinks of the record-setting Swift’s music, and if she likes her work. Love shared, “Yeah, yeah … so, so…”

What did you think of Jophielle’s performance during the passing of Gregory? And her comments here on Gregory Harrison, Michael Easton and Taylor Swift? Comment below.

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General Hospital Issues Statement Condemning Racist Attacks Directed at Tabyana Ali

After continued online racist comments directed at General Hospital cast member, Tabyana Ali (Trina), the series has issued its own statement on the situation across all of its social media platforms on Tuesday.

Ali, who back on June 9th took to X to stand up to the racist remarks sent her way, has been facing the same situation since joining the soap opera back in 2022 as a recast in the role of Trina Robinson.

Throughout her time on the ABC soap opera, Tabyana had been one-half of the popular young love story of “Sprina” along with Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer).

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Now General Hospital is standing up and alongside Ali, with its statement which read: “General Hospital does not tolerate hatred or bigotry of any kind. Racism has no place in Port Charles. GH is for everyone.”  Since its posting, the ability to comment has been turned off on the GH Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

While the statement does not specifically name Ali, according to Soap Opera Digest, ABC has been communicating with Ali and her representatives about how best to navigate the situation. Once the statement was issued, Ali took to X and said, “I appreciate you so much ABC/GH.”

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Back on June 9th, Ali opened up about the “hate” directed at her and then added, “To anyone that hates me, that’s absolutely fine. I don’t know you and you don’t me, but regardless I’m sending you peace, safety and prosperity.”

Several of Ali’s GH co-stars have posted the statement on their Instagram accounts including: Kirsten Storms (Maxie), Jacqueline Grace Lopez (Blaze) and Kate Mansi (Kristina).

What do you think of General Hospital’s statement that racism has no place in Port Charles? Are you glad they stood up for Tabyana, and moving forward for any form of racism related to the show and its cast? Comment below.

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