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MONDAY: GH's Kelly Monaco Returns To The Dance Floor On Dancing With The Stars!

On tomorrow night’s edition of ABC’s  celebrity ballroom dance competition, Dancing with the Stars, Kelly Monaco (Sam, GH) makes her return to the series when in its 25th season, the six remaining couples in the competition become a trio when they are joined by a former champ or runner-up.

Monaco, who was the season 1 champ, will share the floor with Terrell Ownes and Cheryl Burke. Kelly tweeted last week: “So excited to share the Dance floor with my bestie @CherylBurke and the legendary @terrellowens next week on  DWTS”  As noted on social media, the trio has been busy in rehearsal for their performance.

Kelly and the gang will compete against another competitor who appeared on the soaps, Corbin Bleu, who played Jeffrey on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live.  Bleu will dance with Jordan Fisher and Lindsay Arnold.

Rounding out the night will be:  Kristi Yamaguchi  joining Lindsey Stirling and Mark Ballas, Rashad Jennings dancing with Drew Scott and Emma Slater, Laurie Heranadez who will dance it up with Victoria Arlen and Val Chmerkovskiy, and Alfonso Ribiero who joins Frankie Muniz and Witney Carson.

So, will you be rooting on Kelly and her dance partners tomorrow night?  It all begins at 8PMEST/7PMCST on ABC. Comment below!

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rebecca1
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rebecca1

I haven’t watched this show in a few seasons and yet it remains one of my favorites! (I hope to catch up with OnDemand.)

Kelly’s a great dancer; so is Corbin. I’ll tune in. Fun!

Patrick
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Patrick

Corbin Bleu – WOW

he’s growing up.. what a cutie petutie… perfect 10’s

as for Kelly Monaco – oh well

I laughed when I saw Billy Miller in the audience 3 rows back. please soap god let it be a grown up mature adult like – hell coquettish – FUN’ster. @GH

Patrick
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Patrick

should you catch this show “OnDemand”

catch up with Mark Ballas.. he’s the dreamiest

just spot on La La Land… Hollywood shuffle

WITH Kristie Yamaguchi… love her to bits

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Patrick…

I really DO have to catch up (though I just watched Kelly’s “three-way” dance.” I was kinda disappointed; she can do so much more/better…just didn’t like the dance though I love her and thought she looked great!

LOVED the “psychedelic” dance with Jordan and Lindsay. Fantastic! As was Mark’s samba.

Yeah! He’s an amazing choreographer as is Derek, Max, etc.(Love Mark with the curly hair!)

They’re just all so great. Love!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Patrick…ya…Corbin’s ka ute!!!!

I didn’t laugh when I saw Billy…I wanted to see more of him! I like him…

Can’t agree on everything… 😉

Dymundjake
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Dymundjake

Can’t wait! Kemo on DWTS again I love it and DVR is set, but ouch those rehearsals….

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Hello, Dymundjake,
I have always liked Kelly Monaco. Such a pretty Italian girl. I remember when she won her first time around with ‘Dancing’,

I enjoy her subdued role as Samantha, even though she is underestimated as an actress by some.

Shay
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Shay

Me. too. Francesca!!!! I have always sung comely Kelly’s praises for her dancing skills….she deserved her first win on DWTS and should have taken home the mirrorball trophy on the champions edition, as well! It was not only her innate talent that impressed me so, but her steely determination and strong work ethic she displayed during her appearances on the show. Throughout her last round of competition, she was carrying a full load of episodes on GH at the same time, but never complained or expected special treatment…she was a real trooper and sport, plus, she demonstrated that she’s also… Read more »

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

I know @ Shay. I feel the same way about Sam. I have always liked her, even as her hellion-self years ago. I watched from a distance lol. I didn’t know about her hearing problems. That would explain her whispering, but speaking sotto voce, which literally means, ‘below voice’, is an affectation. I can’t be sure if her mumbling is due to auditory issues. I do not know enough on the subject to form an opinion. Kelly sounded normal on “dwts”, which makes me wonder if her half whispers and mumblings is part of her repertoire. Kelly Monaco appeals to… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Great for Kelly! No one can away her victory as winning dancer of the inaugural season of DTWT! And I like her GH character!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL Jamesj75! I agree on both counts! That was so funny…when Kelly’s win was contested by John O’Hurley (?). Ans then at his request they had another dance-off! Hahahah…ahhhhhhh…that ol’ competitive spirit!

I also agree…I like Sam, too!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thanks, Rebecca! I wasn’t a fan of O’Hurley’s challenge, but the good thing was that Kelly got more airtime — and dance time!

Celia
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Celia

I don’t watch “Dancing With The Stars”, James. But, I wanted to see Kelly perform…… so, I watched her do her number. Did you catch it? WOW….she still “got it” !!…. impressive. She’s a natural. Brava!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

So glad you tuned in, Celia! I agree with your assessment!

su0000
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su0000

That dancing with the stars, it’s so bad.. I tuned in a couple of times and it’s grandma stuff. watching people dance, why ?? why would people want to watch those people dance bwahaaa to each their own.. I tuned in to see the now Secretary of Energy Rick Perry (Trump/who replaced Dr. Ernest Moniz who holds a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics) with the dancing Perry, and it was a stunningly embarrassing thing to witness (o0oh my gawd!) It might be interesting to watch a woman with the body of a 11yr old girl dance in 7” heels dance. It… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

You’re a light in the darkness, SuzieQ…..waking up with rain pounding on the roof is a downer, then I read your post…LOL and then some.
You do have a way with words.
I never watch, albeit I know Kelly won….she must have been fantastic……it’s been a while; no longer the spry-dancer-with-7-inch heels. Someone needs to remind her of that. HaHa.
What can I say? More power to her? Break a leg? Sorry, could not resist.
You know what I do notice, each and every time a picture of Kelly is shown? Never as she looks today….always pictures of twenty years ago. Strange, that.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee.. Kelly’s been on a few times, since her initial WIN…
And I will say she’s an EXCELLENT dancer!!!
Check her out on Utube, partnered with Val C.

su0000
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su0000

hi Celia !

That dancing with the stars, is nursing home gawd awful !
Their costume are from the wardrobe of a 3 ring circus; they should drop down from a trapeze
And who in heck dances like that= nobody ! 0oh dear lorddy!

They look more than ridiculous wiggling their feathered g-strings, too stupid for human consumption, Rick Perry proved that point bwahahaa haaa!

Celia
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Celia

@Fanny.
Merci, mon amie,
I did watch Kelly….every move was fluent—I truly loved her style….and she looked smashing.
….caught a bit of dialogue, too. She seems fun…not, at all, like her character on GH.

Shay
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Shay

Hello again, CeeCeeGirl! I’m so glad you have finally experienced the “real” Kelly M that I have championed to you on many a previous occasion! Wasn’t she dazzling??? You really must check back to her performances on the “Battle of the Champions” series because she was always inspiring and beautiful in her varied dance genres. Quite frankly, she and her partner, “Valentin” (Shades of GH…Lol….) were absolutely magnificent and they definitely should have won that competition. At any rate, I hear you on the youthful dance classes….your vivid descriptions of your little one brings back memories of my own years… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

P.S. The best part was seeing Kelly’s “Darling Billy” there amongst the audience to witness her performance!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. Hey, Shaybelle. I apologize for taking a bit long to reply….life happens. My GG ( great grandmother) went to heaven….she would have been 100 this coming April. Sad!! Miss her, already…RIP. But, I am one to forge on….I cannot sulk, ot I’ll lose it. I cannot allow THAT feeling to take a hold of my throat. Suffucating!! So, …..Kelly Monaco. She was dazzling….no doubt. ….never questioned her dancing skill, nor her nice looks. Kelly is undeniably pretty, but not a beauty….as some are wont to push her toward that category. ….just what I think, that’s all. Kelly does have… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Oopsies: Alighierian…..hard to keep all those vowels in check.
Shay, please note that, in no way, do I try to discredit Kelly her looks. She is well-put together—-we petites girls can swing ‘them’ hips just as much as those never-ending, long-legged models.
Seriously, forgive me for repeating myself, but Kelly was, indeed, a vision on that dancing stage.
I wonder if she had any training, other than/ prior to “Dancing”?!

Shay
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Shay

Deepest condolences to your family and especially to you, CeeCee….I know how important and influential your great-gran was to your existence, so, of course, she shall be dearly missed. But what a life! To have been on this earthly plane for nearly a century….that’s a lot of wonders your dear lady beheld and witnessed. May she forever rest well and in peace!

Shay
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Shay

As for GH matters,CeeCeeGirl….I could not agree more about the macho attitude overload of the “Two Jasons!” So much posturing and grandstanding yet to come, you can be sure…what next, a measuring stick contest???? (Please, just keep Sonny out of it…..Lol!) However, I do remain intrigued with the storyline, which in and of itself is something of a miracle for me! I cannot tell you the last time that has happened, but needless to say, it has been years! At any rate, I am gratified that you have finally had the chance to see Kelly shine outside of the narrow… Read more »

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Sorry for your loss, Celia.

Condoglianze per una ragazza cosi’ ammirevole.
Che la tua bisnonna riposasse in pace per l’eternita’.
Con sincero conforto, e un grande abbraccio.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi su… If you like dance…then you’ll love Dancing With The Stars. This is a show with great entertainment and excellent choreography. The dancing is stupendous once they weed out the few that aren’t adept at it. (Which always contradicted what the show was supposedly going to be about…taking an inexperienced dancer and pairing him or her with a pro dancer…and seeing how much they improve week to week…as they compete with the other less experienced “stars.”) That’s not how it evolved. Now, we have celebrities…some very well-known with a popular following, from TV, film, theatre, sports…others not as well-known… Read more »

rebecca1
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oh, and by the way, Kelly’s body is as rocking today as it ever was. all one has to do is check her out on the show and they’ll see that; I have no doubt she’ll kill it.

Celia
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Celia

su, I did watch Kelly. Fantastic job. But, I won’t watch again….I cannot deny how talented these dancers are. Yet, my sister said, the show did not start this way……having celebrities sort of defeats the purpose; which was geared towards “untalented” contestants.
What I did take from this is that Kelly may not be such a great thespian ( in my opinion), but she seems like the kind of girl one wants to be friends with. ( sorry about the poor sentence structure)….. gotta run.

su0000
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su0000

That dance stuff geez nobody dances like or would wear circus customs to go dancing in.. Not to mention the two thumbs down music..

We go clubbing and dancing..
Seen some wild stuff and some lame stuff on the floor but nothing like the dancing with the stars, it is totally lame .. who would dress and dance as that=nobody ..
And– it’s not even fun to watch its so not cool .. bwahaa!

Celia
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Celia

@Shay.
Thank you for your sweet words, Shay….they do mean the world to me.
Much love.

Celia
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Celia

@Francesca Bruno.
Grazie, Signora…..your kind words are much appreciated.

Celia
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Celia

DOUBLE LOL, su….you crack me up…..I am speechless….. Let me just say that this is a show; entertainment…..I’ m sure when these people/dancers go out partying, or on a date, whatever, they do not dress in skimpy clothes and glitter. Have you ever been to a recital or a play? What about the drama club….the glee club…..the theater? My little girl is three and she’s in ‘Dance’ already…..with rhinestones, lace/silk/silver studded costumes. Sooo cute….she loves it; a really girly girl, already!!!! As a kid did you not ever let yourself go, when alone, and just go crazy, dancing in front… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

You are most welcome for the sentiments, CeeCee….My heart goes out to you for your immeasurable loss. Despite the fact we most often come to these threads to discuss, dissect and yes, even denounce, the make-believe existences of our favorite—and NOT so favorite—soap opera characters, when real life prevails over fiction, it makes one realize how much we can come to regard and care about certain fellow posters as honest-to-goodness people and dear friends, rather than merely cyber-names attached to comments awaiting a response. I had a feeling that maybe something was amiss when you were not replying in your… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Cee Cee, God bless you, I am sorry about your GG! I wish she would have made it to 100 but 99 is a good number, as well. Things will get better for you. You have your family to comfort you. If things get a little rough, stare into Steve Burton’s piercing blue eyes and let yourself go for a minute! Much you.

Jimh
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Jimh

I stay away from mirrors…i always look old in them-lol

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
Awww, thank you, T. My GG died with all her wits about her. She was aware we were all there—too many of us to count—she went to her place in heaven as quietly as she had lived her life on earth…..my beautiful, kind GG.
Yes, Steve’s eyes do help, LOL.

Celia
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Celia

@Jimh.
LOL. Jimmy….you always bring a smile to my heart….I love you for it.

Mo
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Mo

Can’t wait to see them all return! Kelly did a great job and deserved her win. Looking forward to seeing her dance.

Celia
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Celia

She will do a great job, Mo, I’m sure……if Cloris Leachman did it, so will Kelly who is forty years younger. LOL.

Mo
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Mo

I actually didn’t enjoy their dance too much. Maybe it was the choreography.

Jordan, Corbin, and Lindsay’s dance was fantastic!

Also enjoyed Drew’s trio dance.

Harry
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Harry

Does Miss Monaco ever age?
Well, I guess Dancing with the Stars is a better fit for her than Jeopardy.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Good one, Harry…lol.

Francesca Bruno
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Francesca Bruno

Yes, @Shay. I don’t quite understand why some do not see the very subtle talent hidden behind those expressive Italian eyes of Kelly’s, as Sam. Her words do become inaudible, at times but I always excuse it as part of who she is. She does what she does on cue without overdoing it, as most of us Italians do, lol. Sam reminds me of my daughter who is about her age. She is lead singer of a local rock band, but not ostentatious. I do not know her real personality, but Kelly’s character keeps it under control. It does not… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Nor do I, Francesca!….I thought “Sam” was suitably, albeit subtly, demonstrable in her deeply-seated emotions with Steve Burton’s character in today’s episode….They were both quietly effective in their heart-tugging shared scene….so much feeling and history simmering beneath the surface there! What a treat it was to behold…oh, so very poignant! As for Kelly’s occasional inaudibility, it has been explained in the past that she suffers from a certain degree of hearing loss, so I definitely give her—and her characteristic sotto voce— a pass! Given that consideration, hers’ is a far better affectation than screaming one’s lines! Finally, after watching Miss… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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