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Michael E. Knight Returns to General Hospital

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Next week on General Hospital, look for the return of Daytime Emmy-winner, Michael E. Knight in the role of Martin Grey, when Laura’s (Genie Francis) half-brother returns to Port Charles.

In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH co-head writer, Dan O’Connor, previewed Martin’s reappearance on the canvas, teasing, “Martin returns to Port Charles, and he must choose between his friendship with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) and his budding relationship with Lucy (Lynn Herring).  While co-head writer, Chris Van Etten added, “Or you could say, choose between love and money!”.

GH viewers first met Martin back in 2019 when he became the lawyer for the nefarious Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier).  Since that time, his ties to Port Charles expanded being  revealed to related to Laura Collins, and another evil-doer, his brother, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

Now, with Michael Knight back on GH, it appears many fans are hoping for more of Martin and Lucy’s relationship on

So, where do you stand? Are you hoping that Lucy and Martin’s relationship grows stronger, or that it collapses? Comment below.

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brian
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brian

This news just made my day. Looking foward to more of Martin and Lucy.

Shirley arrington
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Shirley arrington

Always liked that man

Mary McKune
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Mary McKune

Martin and Lucy need to be together

SZima
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SZima

Always glad to see MEK and I hope there’s a way for him to be happy with Lucy and still be friends with Valentin.

mike
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mike

He would be a great match for Alexis

Anne
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Anne

I disagree! I am for Martin and Lucy all the way.

Trina
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Trina

I’m with you, Anne. They’re so good together.

Trina
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Trina

Mike, Alexis needs a vacay from situationships. Poor thing is traumatized. I was rooting for her and Harmony to start a little sumthin sumthin…Oh well.

Rodd
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Rodd

I’m glad to read this! I think Lucy and martin are a cute couple and I love seeing Martin act with Laura and Lucy. Valentin better watch his step! Ha! Ha!

DeniseDaye
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DeniseDaye

I just want to see more of Michael!! Any story line for Martin is a good storyline because it means Michael E. Knight is on the screen!

Gail
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Gail

Absolutely agree

Penny
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Penny

You make a great point. Any screen time for Michael E Knight is great! Have followed him for decades back to his first appearance on All My Children!!

Susie
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Susie

Yes, agree, loved him on All My Children also! I love his grey hair!

C. Sims
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C. Sims

I agree, just bring him back full time. Give him an excellent story line. To be honest bring in Cady McClain the ex Dixie from All My Children as a ex wife of his. Maybe his true love and a daughter and let Michael have to choose between Kucy. Valentin and his ex wife and daughter. Just my opinion.

Teresa
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Teresa

Go MaLucy!

Satan
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Satan

Where has he been all this time? Did he have to travel to Russia to close the KFC franchise operations over there

brian
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brian

I usually get and love your humor… but this one goes right over my head ! (?)

KFC + Russia = Micheal (how and why)

Satan
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Satan

He’s Colonel Sanders! Just look at him

Dan
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Dan

He sounds like Colonel Sanders too with that accent he puts on, lol. Love Michael on the show, though. He was a welcome addition to the GH cast. Bad accent or not. I enjoy Martin and Lucy together.

Trina
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Trina

Hahaha. That’s so true. The way he says, “Mama…” Adorable.

Martin Jo
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Martin Jo

I’m thinking…Russia because of current events and KFC because people were saying he sounded like the Colonel when he first appeared on GH.

Steve
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Steve

John York dropped the fake accent a few years into playing Mac. It’s time for Michael to do the same with Martin as it adds nothing to the character.

Harry
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Harry

Thank you, Steve. I should have read ahead as I just posted the same thing well after you did.

Steve
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Steve

Great minds think a like. At least with Mac, it made sense for him to have an Aussie accent since he is Robert’s brother. Still wise for them to stop it.

For Martin, neither Cyrus nor their mother had an accent. His character will be taken more seriously without it.

Trina
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Trina

That’s so funny. I just got back from Jamaica where the KFC franchises are booming. The Jamaicans call it Keep From Cooking.

Phil
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Phil

Please put him on contract

Celia
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Celia

Welcome back. Michael—love you ever since when—- …now, a word about sicko Esme—-She’s playing a good game of seduction. But, as I had intimated a few weeks ago, Is Nikolas leading her on, or is he simply an idiot? His son is sharper than he. Spencer has finally seen through her —Had no idea he was also into art and its many intricate techniques—chiaro e scuro? ( light and dark) . Contrast– WOW!! Impressive!! I shouldn’t be. He was educated abroud and he is a Cassadine. LOL. More impressive? That the writers knew the Italian term. They must be connoisseurs??… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, was I wrong. A while back I thought Harmony was going to be an interesting, oddball character. Instead they turn her into a psychotic murderess with a syringe the size of a tennis racket. And Why? So we can have more of Curtis’ creepy dad, who even overacts his silences? Bad move. So I will enjoy seeing Martin again; his unplaceable accent has grown on me.

Celia
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Celia

LOL–Oh, that syringe, Soaphound, seems to always be at the ready. Have syringe, Will travel. I do agree, I started liking Harmony, too—At one point, I actually thought she and Ryan had been an item , once upon a time, and that Esme was the product of that demonic union –ergo, a psycho. Marshall must possibly be the most uninteresting mystery of quite some time on soaps. Who cares where he’s been? —-or why he left his family? I think he and Stella did the “dirty”? Oh, I get it—Curtis is really Auntie’s love-child? I haven’t warmed up to nuJordan… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

I don’t think we have heard the real story about Marshall yet. Yeah, there was a “stigma” associated with mental illness which might have caused somebody to hide it from their family back in those days, but I seriously doubt it would cause somebody to fake their death and stay gone for decades.

Sonny – given his experience with the subject – will probably be the one to talk Curtis through all of that, but eventually Marshall’s going to turn up somewhere.

Celia
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Celia

Makes sense, Satan—great synopsis of Marshall’s past, if true.
By the same token, I do not care much about the character unless a bomb drops…..

Bev
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Bev

That’s the best description of Curtis’ dad that I could never think of!

Satan
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Satan

I fully expect Harmony’s arrival in Hell by the end of the day on Friday. But I’m thinking there’s going to be a “deathbed confession” from her first. Only question is… who gets to hear it?

I’m thinking it will NOT be Willow. It damned well better not be Nina.

Celia
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Celia

Why not, Satan? Regardless of how one feels about Nina’s character, she has a right to know who her child is—-vice versa for Willow, albeit I understand. You’re not a mother–LOL. Neither of them deserves to be in the dark. If we must blame anyone for all this maelstrom of deception— then that person would be Madeline? Was that Nina’s mother’s name? Not sure. Anyway—-Nina is an amazing mother, as we have witnessed —her treatment of Sasha ( before and after)—She is loving and comforting. I also like the substitute Alexis—At least, I don’t have to watch her tossing her… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

When Nina thought she was Sasha’s mother she was at least tolerable. Since then, she’s reverted to psycho mode – possibly worse than her original red-haired incarnation, and has become a parasite who is eating the entire show, and I want her gone. Not necessarily in Hell, but if that’s the only way to solve the problem, I’ll take one for the team. She and Harmony could have their little talk in the dragon stables.

Celia
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Celia

I have to disagree to some extent, Satan–Nina needs to be right where she is. The biggest story of her life is about to break open—you see her as a parasite, I see her as a lost middle-aged woman who has gotten herself caught into a trap of spitefulness ( to some degree) and stupidity. At least she didn’t shoot anyone. I see Carly as a parasite, a hypocrite and an entitled nouveau riche. She was about to get down with Jason when Sonny showed up. She was given some respite when Jason was supposedly killed—-but, imagine if he hadn’t… Read more »

Satan
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Satan

The only reason Carly married Jason – first as a “business” strategy, but eventually a “real” marriage – was because they both believed Sonny was dead.

And whose fault was that? Oh right…..

Celia
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Celia

Oh, c’mon, Satan—let’s get real here LOL. Carly has had the hots for Jason since forever—-she wanted both him and Sonny. A threesome even, yes?? Business deal, my you-know-what!! Perhaps I’m different? I don’t know—Jason was Carly’s “bestest” friend? Jason was just as yucky—he was Sonny’ best friend too. How do you do it with your best friend’s wife, dead or not??????!!!!!! — Disgustoso!! Nice Italian word. Pardon the oxymoron. Or do it with someone with whom you were not in love? –which lets me to believe that Carlyhas always lusted after Jason—not that I blame her—-look at Sonny!! Nonetheless,… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Satan
Looks like you’re right and it looks like it’s Carly but she tells her that Willow can’t know about Nina and although I think Alex should have been the one to hear this confession, since she was the one who befriended her, it seems to me that Harmony obviously knows of the bad blood between Carly and Nina and Carly would be more than happy to keep the mother/daughter thing a secret.

Gloria
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Gloria

Has anyone noticed Esme’s very weird clothes? She wears this reddish short dress with little flowers & awful sneakers. Worn this on several different shows, I can’t remember anyone repeating an outfit on a soap!

Steve
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Steve

Wardrobe is likely dressing Esme like that to have her look younger. With pants and her hair down, she’d probably look older than the 19 year olds she’s grouped with.

Celia
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Celia

LOL, Gloria—it’s weird to us —I have nieces from 13-17 years—They all dress like that–high-top Converse. They wear sneakers with cocktail dresses. I know–Strange.
As far as the repetition—yeah, I haven’t seen that either.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, what about Esme’s hairstyle? Is it 1968 again? Personality aside, she’s very pretty and could use a DECEPTION makeover. That repetition thing is funny. On Y&R recently, both Sharon and Victoria wore the same dress four days running because it was all part of the same day! Funny, I don’t mind if Nick or Noah or Adam are wearing the same shirt…just hoping it will be removed.

Celia
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Celia

Actually, Soaphound, all the hot men should go shirtless—-LOL—We sound like two desperate housewives!!
Esme’s hairstyle has really never gone out of style—-it’s just her hair. It is mousy, without flair or umph–that’s the problem.

Satan
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Satan

Seems like they change Esme’s entire look about every three weeks or so. First time they did it, I thought that they were trying to make her look like Harmony, as a clue that Harmony was her mother. I still say she is, but Harmony is on her way to Hell, so who knows whether the storyline of her true parentage will be dropped. Surely Ryan knows who he made a psycho baby with? Has he told Esme who her mama is…. and what will her reaction be to Harmony’s death?

Gail
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Gail

I would love to see Lucy and Martin get together, they will fit just perfect

Corneliadee
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Corneliadee

Right just like back in the day
Tad and Jenny story I just love Michael so glad he is back in soaps

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gail
Looks like you got your wish everyone loves Lucy, even Valentin. She’s always annoyed me, but I can’t fight the majority.l

Veronika
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Veronika

Love Martin and Lucy together. Lucy has enough money for both of them.

Pam
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Pam

Hooray! So glad he’ll be back next week. I would rather see him with Ava or Alexis than flaky Lucy.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Pam
Martin with Ava or Alexis? They would eat him alive! Lucy, can’t really see him with her either, he and his home spun charm, doesn’t seem her type. As an attorney, I’d have him any day of the week, the sly old fox.

Pam
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Pam

I think he could have sparkling dialogue with Alexis. She was still a lawyer when he first came on and I had visions of them duking it out in court and then it flipping to romance.
Ava is a more recent idea for me. He gives as good as he gets. I think he would be an upgrade from Nik. This Nik doesn’t have chemistry with Ava.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Pam
I’m enjoying our little debate here. I agree with the professional part of Alex and Martin, just not the romantic part. Ava needs a certain kind of man. Someone at least on her level or stronger and that sure isn’t Nick! He’s a dud and I can’t really see any woman on the show that he’d be right for. Now, Mr. CHRISTOPHER, yum

Jolene Auxier
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Jolene Auxier

I want them to get together and be a couple long term

Phyllis Lientz
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Phyllis Lientz

Best news I’ve had all week. ☺️

Louise Herriott
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Louise Herriott

Great news…what about the Nurses Ball this year?

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

They already announced there is no Nurses’ Ball this year.

Kimberly Smalakis
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Kimberly Smalakis

Martin and Lucy all the way!

Bgp
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Bgp

I’m always on the side of love.

Corneliadee
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Corneliadee

Grows they are cute together

Michael
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Michael

Looking forward to his return

Patrick
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Patrick

WHY ? can’t Valentin and Martin….. BE …. drumroll…. get your panties in a bunch…. TADA !!!!

THE NEW !!!!

Jason and Sonny hunks all over again

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Patrick
Jason still looks pretty good but Sonny is looking every bit his age and I think his hunky days are over. I see Nina dancing with this little old man and she’s all gaga and I cringe.

Penny
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Penny

No…do not have Lucy Coe and Martin Grey as a couple. He needs someone else!

Nancy
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Nancy

Yes, want to see more of Martin and Lucy!!!

Gg
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Gg

I think he will be Harmony lawyer since Diane will not and Scotty is Trina’s lawyer.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Gg
I doubt if she’ll need a lawyer where she’s going!

Satan
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Satan

But if she does need a lawyer, we have plenty to choose from. Since most lawyers end up down here!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

A lot of lawyers end up in the ocean too, with the rest of the sharks.

Marie
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Marie

Love him. Hope it continues.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I’m looking forward to this, however, I genuinely hope the accent is dropped. It makes no sense.

Pam
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Pam

I couldn’t agree more. it’s really bad.

Julie
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Julie

Yay! I have missed him and his character. Hope he’s back for good!

Gail Resnick
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Gail Resnick

I would love to see this relationship grow into a “forever thing. I think they could become a real interesting and loving relationship.

Jane Hamann
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Jane Hamann

I just want Michael to have the front burner roll he deserves. He has always been my favorite

annielaurie
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annielaurie

I’m all for whatever keeps Michael E Knight on the TV canvas! While I never was a fan of dippy Lucy Coe, I’ll take it if it means more Martin Grey!

kathy
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kathy

Love them together. More canvas time please.

Nancy Stellmann
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Nancy Stellmann

Martin and Lucy will be the new Ricky and Lucy!!! Love them both!

Carol Ashley
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Carol Ashley

Martin and Lucy all the way ❤️

Beth Cameron
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Beth Cameron

Not a fan of Lucy… tired, fake character. They should hire Cady Mclain. They had real chemistry.

Steve
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Steve

Martin is such a minor character in the overall GH canvas. They’re highly unlikely to pay Cady to come aboard as his love interest.

Other than Lucy, the only pairing that would be intriguing would be Martin and Gladys.

Rockin' Robin
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Rockin' Robin

OOOOOOoooooo Martin and Gladys….I can see that!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

OMG
Martin and Gladys! She really is a beautiful woman, would look good with him, but could he teach her what really is important in life? She is so materialistic, wants her son to work for Sonny, despite his way of life, as long as he makes the big bucks. Only recently has she shown any interest in Sasha and her well-being and her recently becoming a multi millionaire doesn’t hurt any.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Violet, based on Brando’s behavior to the sleazy reporter, I’d say a job with Sonny’s crew is coming soon. He was pretty threatening. And Gladys? I thought she was making progress but I can also see her leveraging that memory card for a share of Sasha’s fortune. Why doesn’t Sasha just admit she had a relapse? It’s more understandable than what’s gonna happen next.

rose
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rose

I think Gladys would drive Martin a little crazy. But then he is sorta with Lucy who is a little “spontaneous.” And would she want try Martin after her experience with his brother, Cyrus Renault?

Suzan
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Suzan

Love Martin and Coe together

Joan Kniep
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Joan Kniep

I would love to see Michael and Lucy together.
Welcome back Michael, you were missed.

Deborah
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Deborah

They need to be together its sweet

Linda Bartee
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Linda Bartee

I’m digging on Martin and Lucy!

Kelli Cline
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Kelli Cline

Excited to see him return and hopefully in time for the nurse’s ball. Would be great to catch he and Lucy in their skivvies

Sly
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Sly

Michael E. Knight has the “niche” talent; slapstick comedy. I love seeing him on my screen, and with Lucy too … they are the comedy that General Hospital desperately needs!

Sandy Carter
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Sandy Carter

Love Martin and Lucy together please.

Harry
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Harry

Well, Yay! I absolutely adore this naturally affable, talented and charismatic actor. All I ask is that they let him give up his phony New Orleans accent. It distracts from his talent. John York as Mac Scorpio was allowed to give up his faux Aussie accent and no one cared or even noticed. I don’t think anyone will care if Martin gives up his phony accent either. In fact, he will shine even more without it

Trina
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Trina

I love MarCy. Lucy loosens Martin up so much. I hope they are given a chance to grow their relationship. I frankly don’t see how Martin’s relationship with Lucy would affect his working relationship with Valentin. Make it make sense.

CJ Mac
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CJ Mac

I like those two together!!! “Lucy Coe”, nobody else is like her!!!!!I love it when she’s on canvas.

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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General Hospital Tapes 15,000th Episode; Featuring Genie Francis with Almost Every Single Cast Member Appearing in It

On Thursday, ABC’s General Hospital reached yet another milestone in its illustrious history. The daytime drama taped its 15,000 episode.

During the tape day, the cast, crew and creatives posed for a photo on set to mark the occasion with cake.

GH’s 15,000 episode will air next month on June 17th.

ABC 7’s entertainment guru, George Pennacchio was on set with a first-hand report, interviewing the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Maurice Benard (Sonny) and the show’s executive producer, Frank Valentini.

From the sounds of it, the 15K episode will center around the character of Laura, and according to Valentini, “It will be happy, it will be sad, it will be dark, it will be scary, it will be fun, it will be thrilling and it will be exciting, but most importantly it will have almost every single cast member in it.”

Check out the segment and on set report from Pennacchio below.

Now, let us know if you are excited to see the 15K episode of GH via the comment below and congratulate the long-running soap for another historic milestone.

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TONIGHT: General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight Live! – 8 PM ET/5 PM PST

General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight stops by to chat with Michael Fairman for a very special conversation on The Michael Fairman Channel streaming live beginning at 8 PM ET/ 5 PM PT.

The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and beloved daytime veteran will talk on his role of Martin Grey on the ABC daytime drama series, working with the likes of Genie Francis (Laura), Chloe Lanier (Nelle), Jeff Kober (Cyrus), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Lynn Herring (Lucy), and more.

In addition, Knight will discuss his time as Pine Valley’s Tad Martin on All My Children.  A role that started his career, and that he played for decades, that made him a household name in daytime.  Michael will share inside stories of working with some of his favorite co-stars on the former daytime drama and much more.

To watch the livestream check out the video below, or head on over to You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel and make sure to ‘subscribe’.

If you have any questions for Michael, you can post them here, or join us in the live chat and comment there.  We look forward to tonight’s conversation with Michael.

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