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Lynn Herring On The Making Of Her Return To GH As Fan Fave Lucy Coe!

Photo Credit: Jim Warren

Photo Credit: Jim Warren

Circle next Friday December 14th for the return of Lynn Herring as the one and only Lucy Coe to General Hospital!  Herring’s last visit to Port Charles was over eight and half years ago when Lucy attended Lila Quartermaine’s funeral.  This time, Lucy is summoned to town for her expertise on the Nurses Ball!

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Herring reveals her shock and the happy surprise that she was asked back to General Hospital at this time.  She also noted how many great things she had been told about GH’s latest creative team of executive producer Frank Valentini and head writer Ron Carlivati, especially from her long time friends and GH co-stars Tony Geary (Luke) and Jane Elliot (Tracy)!

Lynn admitted she was completely blown away by the handle the writing team has on her one of a kind character stating: “The voice the writers gave Lucy in the 90’s was pretty specific.  Frank Valentini said ‘I know you haven’t done this in awhile but you have to understand, Ron Carlivati is truly a fans of that time period and those characters and he really does get it!’Of course, until you see it on the page, you’re never sure, but when I read the first show, I was in awe. The script writers and the outline writers and Ron, obviously, all got it, which is a gift in itself – not just to get to go back, but to have some funny oneliners and the reactions of the other characters to Lucy!”

So are you excited for the return of Lynn Herring?  And how the writers look to be treating her like the Lucy of old? Let us know!

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Cath
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Cath

SO excited for Lucy’s return! 😀 😀 😀 She is one of my all time faves & if she’s written like she was in the 90’s, even better! Looking forward to seeing her get mixed up with the Nurses Ball again & it’ll be interesting to see how she reconnects with some longtime characters & how the newer characters to the canvas will react to her. Another good decision by Frank Valentini & Ron Carlivati.

Caroline
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Caroline

I’ve loved all the returns, especially Anna and Robert, but I’m surprised to find that I’m more excited about Lucy returning than even them. l’m so glad Lynn is coming back with Ron writing for her character.

Frances
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Frances

So glad that GH is bringing back our favorite characters of the 80’s and 90’s. Anna and Robert were always a favorite of mine. I want to see the Scorpios reunited and hope that Anna falls back in love with Robert. Duke is a nice guy, but have always felt the chemistry between Robert and Anna. Also glad to have Lucy back. She is a lot of fun and should bring more vitality back to the show.

Robbyrob
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Robbyrob

I’m so ecstatic right now. I’ve waited a decade for GH to be at least watchable again. Frank and Ron have made GH exceed my expectations….it’s that good! The previous regime had no regard for GH history OR its beloved and iconic characters. To have Felicia back, the Q’s a major force again, juicy Lucy returning, and miracle of miracles, I actually love the character of Michael. It looks like ABC is taking notice. Sure, what has replaced the soaps are ratings bombs but GH has actually increased its once anemic ratings. I’m so proud of everybody at GH. I’m… Read more »

David Larsson
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David Larsson

It would be nice if Lucy addressed her absence during Tony’s funeral.

Sean M
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Sean M

I met Lynn Herring at a Soap Event back in 2003.She was one of the nicest soap stars Iever met. Actually she was THE NICEST! while the handlers of the event tried to move things along she was patient and genuinely expressed interest in all her fans. I LOVE LUCY (and Lynn)

Elhu
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Elhu

Definitely looking forward to the return of Lucy Coe, and the humor she brings, as well as the sweet, tender side of her, both of which are played briilliantly by Lynn Herring. I have no doubt that Frank, Ron and all other writers will have her fittng right in.

Cory
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Cory

I’ve always loved Lucy and thought her character was a big part of the General Hospital family. Good to see her coming back, now let’s work on letting her stay!

aria
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aria

Lynn is back, this is great, let the fun begin!.

Ces
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Ces

Happy for her return and how refreshing that Ron Carlivati “gets” her character. I wish more writers stayed true to form. I would love to see her mix it up with Roger Howarth who I think is just brilliant! 🙂

Rodd
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Rodd

Looking forward to seeing her!

Christine
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Christine

Sadly I started watching GH only after Sonny and Brenda were being put together. I did, however, watch PORT CHARLES when the show was facing the ax and they did the arcs (I think I started right before Tainted Love). I remember Sigmund, Lucy’s duck or goose. Whatever happened to him? What happened to Lucy and Doc? I remember Lucy was with someone else and Doc was with the other woman (Julie Pinson). I guess I only remember Rafe and Allison riding off together, but nothing else. I remember the 90s Lucy too. Very flighty, but a great heart.

Rosemarie
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Rosemarie

Like everyone else,I am absolutely THRILLED not only about Lynn Herring’s reurn,but the return of the Nurses Ball! I only hope that Lucy will be hosting the event again,not just consulting-it would be hilarious if she ended up in her underwear onstage again!!

mary
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mary

Can’t wait, so excited. I love Lucy. she is so much fun to watch. I hope she stays for a while. Maybe she can be spinelii’s mom.

janet
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janet

I am thrilled Lucy is returning.Now let her stay.
There is so much room for her.She has history with everyone on the show. She is runnng a makeup company,maybe she will sponser the ball!.

MCBAM
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MCBAM

YEAH LUCY IS BACK!

WE GOT JOHN, SAM,

THANKS RON!

PORT CHARLES ELITE!!!

Lia
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Lia

I am thrilled she’s back! I hope Kevin is not too far behind her, because Jon was wonderful on this show as well.

Beacon
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Beacon

I hope Lucy will recognize John and Sam as Caleb and Livvie, otherwise the continuity’s all screwed up. Besides, them feeling such a connection is totally tied into the characters they played on Port Charles.

Zookie
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Zookie

HURRAY!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooo excited to learn that Lynn Herrring is returning to GH – I’ve been waiting since Port Chuck went off the air – now we’ll REALLY have some fun. Lynn is a fabulous actor – her comedic timing is flawless. I’m so happy, I could jump for joy-
Thank you, Frank and Ron, I know you’ll give her a great storyline – it’s just wonderful thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh, and did I remember to say thank you??

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Bringing Lynn Herring back is a good step in the right direction for the series. Since seeing her, she’s already a nice light and joy to have on the series. I hope she sticks around.

clary brazier
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clary brazier

Incredibly excited to watch the havoc !

susan baringer
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susan baringer

I am happy about her return, but a little confuused as to what happened to the person who played Kevin and how they will explain about him not returning. I think I heard on of the characters saying that Kevin got an aneyrism after hitting his head on the faucet in the bathtub and that he died, and maybe that is why Lucy is going nuts and hallucinating and that the other soap opera was part of her hallucination, is that how they are explaining his abscence. Maybe he planned to come back, but because of living in New York… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Comes Home as Jason and Carly Begin Their Wedding Night

Monday’s episode of General Hospital continued to set the stage for major payoffs in the long and winding road tale of everyone in Port Charles believing Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) is dead.

Only now, with his memory in tact, Sonny is very much alive, no longer living as “Mike” in Nixon Falls. and back in the town which he ruled as the mob kingpin.  Problem is: his wife, Carly (Laura Wright) just got married to his best friend, Jason (Steve Burton) and they are about to have their first night together as newlyweds.  And without all the subplot and subtext, Sonny has no idea that they were first brought together to be a united front to save Sonny’s territory from the ‘Five Families’.  Only now, the two have admitted they truly are in-love with each other.

In story, after the bomb that went off was proven to kill mobsters Buscema and Novak, and not its intended target – the newlyweds – thanks to a double-cross from Ms. Wu – Jason, Carly, and Ms. Wu discuss Cyrus Renault’s (Jeff Kober) involvement and that Wu is happy for Jason and Carly.

 

At the wedding reception, Michael (Chad Duell) gives a touching speech about his mom and Jason and gives the official toast.  Later, Jason and Carly head out after Carly throws the bouquet which Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) catches.

Meanwhile, back in Nixon Falls, Sonny gets out of dodge and away from Nina (Cynthia Watros), thanks to Jax’s (Ingo Rademacher) plane, while Nina gets a visit from Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and Anna (Finola Hughes), where she admits that Peter (Wes Ramsey) was in Nixon Falls, and caused the fire, and is going to go after Maxie (Kirsten Storms) and the baby.  She does not tell them what she did keeping Sonny away from his family for 9 months.

Anna and Peter split up to find Peter, and Peter’s exit ride hasn’t show up yet to get him out of Nixon Falls, so Anna catches him, gun drawn.

Later at the Corinthos home, Jason and Carly are alone together in the bedroom with wedding night jitters, but Jason says there is no rush as the two kiss, just as Sonny arrives home, smiles, looks around, sees photos of himself with Carly and the family, and heads upstairs!

Will Sonny find the two in each others arms and not tell then he is alive?  Will something call him away? Will Jason and Carly have sex? When will Nina get payback for all that she has done to Carly and Sonny?  Will Peter get away from Anna? Let us know your theories in the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Tells Nina He Knows Exactly Who He Is; Jason & Carly’s Wedding Comes to an Explosive Conclusion

Is it game over for Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros), or does she have another trick up her sleeve to keep Sonny (Maurice Benard) to herself, now that he remembers who is he?

On Friday’s dramatic episode of General Hospital, “Mike” looks to be gone and Sonny has come back in full force complete with a super hero moment escaping from being trapped underneath the beam that had fallen on top of him inside the burning Tan-O.  Sonny makes his escape after inhaling so many fumes, that he needs medical attention and is rushed to the hospital with Nina going along with him.

Inside the hospital, once given the all clear, Phyllis (Joyce Guy) tells Nina, “Mike” is asking for her, while Jax (Ingo Rademacher) pleads to let the doctors handle this situation.  But, Nina heads inside the room to see Sonny.  Then came the dramatic moment that many GH fans were waiting for.  As Nina calls him “Mike, he rips off his oxygen mask in anger and says that his name is Sonny and he remembers everything!  Nina does a pivot, knowing she is caught, and says the name may have have been a fake one, but they cannot deny the way they feel about each other.  She tells him that she honestly loves him and Sonny defiantly tells her NOT to say that.  Meanwhile Jax confirms to Phyllis that Nina always knew that “Mike” was Sonny and hid it from her and Sonny for months!

Back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly’s (Laura Wright) wedding comes to a conclusion! No one interrupts the wedding and the two look lovingly at each other to start their new life together as husband and wife.

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After the ceremony, mobsters Ms. Wu, Vincent, and Charles have a moment where she says “be wary of tomorrow”.  Jason and Carly have a moment alone where Jason looks truly in love with Carly now and all of those feelings he had buried for years have now come back to the surface. How will this all play out when Sonny comes back into everyone’s lives, alive and well?

After the reception had ended, Jason and Carly get in their limo to drive away as newlyweds.  She asks Jason what Ms. Wu whispered in his ear at the reception, he says she confirmed something he already knew.  Meanwhile, Vincent and Charles get in their limo.  Charles shares the world is about to be a better place without Carly and Jason in it.

Next, Carly tells the driver to start the car, and we see a bomb device under a car and the chapel blown up as the show comes to its conclusion.

Our bet is that the Novak/Buscema car was blown to bits, not Jarly’s limo thanks to a Wu double-cross, but we shall see next week! Great performances from Maurice Benard, Cynthia Watros, Laura Wright, and Steve Burton throughout this one.

So, what did you think of the moment Sonny told Nina he remembered who he is? What did you think of Jason and Carly’s nuptials? What do you think will happen next? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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