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Matt Trudeau Takes Over The Role Of General Hospital’s Lucas Jones

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Viewers were in a for a bit of a shock when they tuned into Monday’s episode of General Hospital, when during some hospital scenes another actor was playing the role of Dr. Lucas Jones, previously played by Ryan Carnes.

With no official announcement from the show itself, or on-air, at the time of the episode, it was unclear if there had been a temporary or permanent casting switch.  Carnes had played the role for two runs and was last on a recurring status with the seriesl from  2004-2005 and then from 2014 till now.

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As seen, Lucas is now being played by former Chicago Fire. star, Matt Trudeau.   Fans first saw Trudeau on-screen in his scenes with his on-screen father, William deVry (Julian Jerome), as well as Kelly Monaco (Sam) and Olivia (Lisa LoCicero).

Last night, Daytime Confidential reported that they heard that this is not a temporary recast situation, either.

Trudeau took to his Instagram Story last night as well, with a link to a news story that announces he is the new Lucas Jones.

No word yet from Ryan Carnes publicly as this time, either, but we will keep you posted on this developing story.

So, what are your thoughts on Matt taking over the role of Lucas? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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I was shocked to see nü Lucas on yesterday’s episode, especially given Ryan Carnes worked so well in the role, however, maybe it was Carnes’ decision to not be as active on General Hospital as maybe the writing team wanted him to be. Being said, Matt Trudeau hit the ground running on day one, and I do enjoy seeing him act on the hospital, and maybe it will make for some interesting drama at General Hospital.

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Well look, Lucas is on for about FIVE minutes a year so it doesnt matter at this point! But, the new guy is handsome, can act and him and Sam do look like brothers and sisters.

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I really took to Ryan as Lucas, but I must say that Matt really impressed me on his first day. I’m sure I’m going to like him. Hope this means some good story for Lucas. I have felt it was criminal that they haven’t shown how Lucas is facing/coping with Wylie going to Michael. There’s sooo much more to be played with the other side of that story. What about Brad? Does Lucas ever think about him? Is Britt doing anything to get Cyrus to get him released? (That would send Sonny off his rocker!) And then with Cyrus firing… Read more »

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Wonder if we’ll ever know the true reason Carnes is no longer in the role.

As soon as the Wiley secret was revealed, Lucas was put so far on the back burner that the pilot light went out.

A legacy character (and doctor) that the audience cares about. With whatever’s going to happen with Julian, TPTB probably determined it was time to bring Lucas back.

Let’s actually give the character story and not make him a “glorified extra” like Kristina or Valerie.

Shari
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Shari

He’s gorgeous!!

Violet Lemm
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Shari
He sure is a cutie, I just hope they don’t bring that awful Brad back. I could not stand seeing them together

Satan
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Satan

Well… bad news is… they brought Brad back. But it doesn’t look like he will be sticking around very long. I’m expecting him here in Hell by the end of the week.

Violet Lemm
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From your lips, ooh, my bad! Anyway, his old buddy Britt is wanting Jason to help her hide him, so I suppose he’ll more than likely take him to one of Sonny’s safe houses.

Su000
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Matt Trudeau.WOW!! luvin looking at him..
Lucas was walking the green mile.
Perhaps Matt will revive the character.

Mike
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Mike

Sadly typical and not surprising. Ryan Carnes leaving was treated with the same respect and attention the character of Lucas Jones gets – basically, none.

Michael
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Michael

I’d rather see Lucas than Cyrus Renault being shoved down my throat every five minutes.

mike
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mike

not happy about this, Ryan Carnes was a favorite, he was very much underused. I had been wishing for story for Lucas. Don’t like the recast

Sharon
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I think he and Sam looks like Brother and sister good caring

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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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