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Megan Wards’s Surprise Appearance As GH’s Connie Falconeri!

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For those who caught Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital centering around the character of Ava Jerome (Maura West), they were in a for a big surprise, when during Ava’s anesthesia nightmare none other than a bloodied dress Connie Falconeri AKA Kate Howard appeared in the art gallery scenes to confront the woman who shot and killed her.

However, it was the original Connie who took on the role for this special standalone episode, Megan Ward! The last actress to play the role was, of course, Kelly Sullivan from 2011-2014, with Ward playing her from 2007-2010.

Once yesterday’s episode aired, Megan took to her Twitter account to share her gratitude for the fun return: “I have @valentinifrank 2 thank 4 the best holiday present! Appreciated every moment of my trip down memory lane but especially grateful 4 the chance 2 work w/ @MauraWest. #gh

So, what did you think of the surprise appearance by Megan Ward as Connie Falconeri from Bensonhurst? Comment below!

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Would have rather seen Kelly as Connie. I was not watching when Megan played the role, but did enjoy the show none the less.

I thought she was the better Connie – at least more believable to me as that character. She is such a beautiful actress. I really wish they had kept her and sent her cousin’s character (Olivia) back to Bensonhurst.

I like Megan Ward, but I honestly would have loved and preferred to have seen Kelly Sullivan in the role again. It’d allow for more complex flashbacks and use of history between actresses. Megan seemed disconnected to the story.

I only know Kelly S in the role but i guess the original is better than nothing!!!

I’m very surprised. Until reading this I had no idea it was her!

more surprise to see Morgan!

Didn’t remember the first Connie

The whole episode was great. I knew Maura would be able to pull off a stand-alone episode. Seeing the characters from the past was awesome!!!

Wasn’t watching when Megan played Kate. Love Kelly Sullivan so would have preferred to see her instead.

Kelly S would’ve been sensational. Megan’s voice grated on my nerves.

It’s like they are two separate characters. Megan was a good Kate Howard, a sophisticated fashion editor. Kelly fit the bill as crazy Connie Falconeri. Never really bought that she was a teenager the same time as Sonny due to the obvious age difference.

Wednesday was the first time Megan played the integrated Connie, which was not her strongpoint. Nice to see her nevertheless.

Exactly, Steve! Megan’s high and haughty, polished New Yorker,“Kate,” was perfectly executed, even though I could never understand how a deeply-disciplined woman of taste who so laboriously clawed her way to the top of the brutally-competitive fashion press heap would deign to publicly cavort with the despicablely coarse Sonny—-past or no past with “Dimples.” It’s something I simply couldn’t ever reconcile about Ward’s cool sophisticate and that particular romantic facet of her existence. However, the more overtly sexy, spontaneous Kelly Sullivan and all of her crazy “Connie’s” assorted mental issues gelled magnificently with her recasting as Sonny’s Bensonhurst ex-squeeze, since the backstory attached to the long-buried Falconeri aspect of this character worked in a manner that I would not have imagined had the original actress remained in that role. Hence even though I consider both actresses successful in their given portrayals as Kate/Connie, I have to say that the notion of Ward as the integrated Connie really doesn’t seem at all plausible to me.

I was not watching when this actress played Connie, but grateful for the surprise. Wish Morgan’s return had been a surprise. Too much information is revealed before the shows air. Takes away the suspense. May be why some people stop watching. What’s the point when you know what’s happening before it happens?

I thought she looked familiar but didn’t recognize her. Loved Megan’s Kate. What a great treat to have her return for this episode.

Love seeing Megan back, she my Kate & Connie

I didn’t watch GH during the Megan Ward/Connie era, so to me I just figured the original actress (Sullivan) was not available and they got a fill-in actress. I had no idea it was the original Connie until I read this article. This entire episode didn’t do much for me.

The episode was good. I don’t care who played Connie, never did. Loved the Bad Ava. yea she is so much more evil than Sonny. Give me a break. I do like her with the ex priest. They have chemistry. I want Ava to deck Carly. She has no right to Avas kid. All her and Sonny are good for is to take children from their parents. Who’s next ?Jake.. Today was a little better. Not all the mob.

I loved seeing Megan in this role again! she’s such a talented actress and made Kate Howard what she was!

Megan Ward and Maurice had the better chemistry. Maurice and Kelly didn’t have any chemistry together. I liked Megan’s Kate Howard better. I hated that they gave Kate D.I.D.

That was just another way to integrate OLTL into GH…

I loved it….to me MW played Kate Howard the Miranda of crimson. KS played Connie ( I know y’all understand lol) the woman Ava murdered. I loved Megan as Kate but I looooooooved Kelly as Connie it was a awesome little nod to the fans either way

Yassssssssss THIS IS THE SURPRISE THAT GOT ME UP!

Kelly Sullivan’s portrayal will always be respected. The water she was handed, she made hella lemons out of that portrayal and MORE! Kudos!!!!!

But to see the original, Megan Ward play with Maura West was the ultimate treat to an all Ava episode.

GH RIGHT THAT WRONG NOW AND BRING MEGAN BACK AS KATE NOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I wouldn’t want the character of Kate to return; she was destroyed to shreds. The DID storyline could’ve been played beautifully, but, instead, it was mishandled. Plus, Kelly Sullivan deserves a rightful return to the role if they did bring her back. But, I don’t see Kate being brought back.

Kelly deserves it and yes the story towards the end turned into something that was half baked, but Megan wasn’t given a chance either. They bumped her to recurring to dismissal in a matter of seconds.

The, to reintroduce the character with another actress while the character had familiarity and popularity with Megan was kind of slap to the viewers face.

Did it reboot Kate, yes, but it also killed a future legacy character that had roots within the canvas.

In no offense, but the character of Kate has fizzled by the time Megan Ward was dropped to recurring, so I understood the decision. And then writing her out also made sense; there wasn’t much story beyond Crimson at that point. When the character returned, it was meant as a reboot to bring more depth and understanding to how Connie Falconeri became Kate Howard, and I do believe Kelly Sullivan was the only character to handle that transition.

My issue with the DID storyline was the way it was written; it became this mockery of DID, and it was mishandled completely. And the character became a broken shell of itself, and that’s what bothered me. It was the writing, not the portrayal that failed the character.

They need to find a way to bring Megan back as Kate Howard permanently she played the role passionately and her vs Carly was always worth watching

Megan Ward created the character of Kate that was before they decided to recast and do the dual personality because KS version was the one that got shot they should have brought her back to me it must have been confusing for viewers.

I love Megan Ward and wish they would have kept her and the role of Kate Howard more than “Connie”

Since GH is quite adept at bringing characters back from the dead…
How about bringing Kate Howard back from the dead?
I loved Megan Ward she was the best!!
Maybe she took the opportunity to fake her own death because she never liked being Connie Falconari, and wanted to return to a more Kate Howard like persona?

i was so disappointed when megan ward left the role so i for one was thrilled to see her again on gh and this is not any type of disrespect to kelly s……………….

I love both Megan and Kelly. Megan was a shocker and was great! I wish they would have her bring back Morgan too Sonny ad explain that the whole charade was Olivia Jerome, working for Faison. Connie in, Carly out!

Megan had no business being falsely connected to Ava’s story..
She was not involved with anything Ava Kelly Sullivan was Kate/Connie at that time..
Kelly needed to return, that Megan should have never been brought in..
I had no idea who in heck Megan was nor why she was in Ava’s dream, she did not belong.

No Kelly Sullivan for sure! Ava deserved this episode but the story points were a little weak. The Morgan return was good. I love Bryan Craig. I just think that they could have done a better job with it. But I’m grateful because Maura West can light up my screen any day of the week.

I always liked Kelly Sullivan in the role. I thought she did an outstanding (and comical) job with the CONKATE storyline. It was nice to see Megan Ward back.

I did not realize it was the actress who originated the role of Connie Falconeri playing her in this episode but I honestly thought she was terrible. It made me miss Kelly Sullivan even more.

I was very disappointed that they didn’t bring back Kelly Sullivan to play the role of Connie Falconeri on the stand alone episode with Ava Jerome. It was Kelly who got shot by Ava, not Megan Ward. Why bring back to real Morgan, and not the real Connie? Kelly Sullivan’s other show after leaving her role of Sage on the Y&R in 2016, Too Close To Home was cancelled recently, so I really can’t understand why she wasn’t on the Ava Jerome episode. She only appears on a very few episodes of Henry Danger as Henry Hart’s mom Siren, so unless she’s very busy working on some other projects, she should have been brought back as Connie Falconeri in that stand alone episode recently.

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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