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Nancy Lee Grahn on GH’s Safe Return to Production: “Organizing This Took Epic Care & I Applaud All Involved”

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With protocols in place during the coronavirus pandemic, ABC’s General Hospital last week returned to taping all-new episodes at their studios in Los Angeles.

It has always been about safety face for the cast, crew and more that make Port Charles a place that millions of viewers have come to love over five and a half decades.

On Monday night, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis) shared on her Twitter account her thoughts on her first day back to work and to filming on the set, and to let all of her fans know it all is looking A-OK.

Nancy expressed: “1st day back. The uncompromising detail & apparent hard work of all involved have my deepest respect. I felt safe, protected & more importantly that my being there was safe for others. Organizing this took epic care & I applaud all involved @GeneralHospital @Disney @ABCNetwork”

General Hospital follows The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless who now have all gone back to taping new shows, as well,  (DAYS is targeting a September 1st return, but has episodes through mid-October banked).’

In addition, GH will begin airing new episodes next week on Monday ,August 3rd; which has come as wonderful news to fans of the series who have been watching encore presentations over the last several months,

So, happy to hear from Nancy on GH’s safe return for cast and crew?  Comment below.

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brian
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wonderful ! Let’s start the show

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

As an alcoholic/addict, I am anxious to see Alexis’ relapse. They had just opened that Pandora’s box before all this mess happened.

Patrick
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Patrick

PAGING , (the one, the only ) DR ! Neil Byrne NAKED ! well… would Alexis take ? Joe Flanigan , is still – A MaN – of mystery!!!! and I don’t MiNd. yet till boffo ; the thrill tryst tantalize IS ALL THEIR… should GH Writers Yield ! God don’t stifle Alexis , again … since she’s continually propped… let’s go their… as long as her oh so trying daughters are not continually drawn in to … let’s make this an adult feature… Dr. Neil Byrne, is human fodder… TICK TOCK swing the pendulum ; this man SHOULD BE… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I HOPE .. the writers have better sense… CLEAN SLATE …. people… to see what @GH WRITERS have in mind… to tune in. surely… it’s still more of the never ending vicious cycle of Sonny AND Carly ? OH God… it’s pure angst… add in dullard Michael AND Josslyn. WOW ! ? what a way to give the fan back…. less is more i’ll take Alexis and Dr. Neil i’ll take Valentin AND again we’ll go Nina i’ll take Ned and Olivia i’ll take Julian ; bring back Britta they just suck – Sonny and Carly ; Jason and Sam… Read more »

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Michael Teale

This is good news! Now that all of the daytime drama’s are back to work (DOOL starts taping again in September), they are not the only show’s that have gone back to taping and airing new episodes. So has ‘Restaurant Impossible’ that stars Chef Robert Irvine on the Food Network. That show starts airing new episodes on Thursday night this week. Very much looking forward to that!

Satan
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Satan

I don’t watch the cooking shows very often, but it seems to me that those would be the easiest thing to produce even in a pandemic. The chef usually works alone, and odds are they all have a decent kitchen in their homes, so it would be just as easy to film from there.

Charday
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Charday

At least she had four months to work on her memoir during the time off.

Rodd
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Rodd

Good to hear.
Now, if only there was some news about when her book will drop.
Just finished Maurice’s.

Dan
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Dan

How was Maurice’s book? It’s definitely been on my list of books I want to check out.

Ekey
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Ekey

Maurices book is good in so many ways but if I was u get the audio version. In maurices own voice

k/Kay
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k/Kay

I am sure everyone will be fine unless you have underlying health issues you will survive it is not a death sentence everyone I know who has contacted it have survived the mass hysteria is nuts let’s move on take the precautions and let’s get living again ! Never have I seen such fear and it’s nuts I can’t stand the media they should be ashamed of themselves

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k/Kay…And I’m sure your comment is great solace to all of the mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, husbands and wives who have lost a loved one of the 150,000+ deaths by today’s count…the highest in the world. If anyone is nuts it’s those who have never taken this seriously since day one and even now do not show the decency or leadership to protect their fellow citizens let alone themselves.

Dan
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150,000 people have died. The man occupying the White House said 15 people would get the Coronavirus and then it would magically disappear. He suggested people inject themselves with disinfectant to kill the virus. He pushed the views of a doctor that says the government is using Alien DNA to treat Coronavirus patients, and that Ovarian Cancer is caused by women having sex in their dreams with witches and demons. Someone should be ashamed of themselves, and it’s not the media.

Satan
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Satan

For the record, I’ve asked around the office, and none of the demons here have any idea what that crazy “doctor” is babbling about.

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

“Everyone I know who has contacted it have survived.” That is the most self-centered American (or human) viewpoint I know. “Just because it hasn’t affected me or my circle, it’s not worth worrying about.” The world is so much bigger than each person’s little corner of it. Be GRATEFUL that your friends/family have survived. PRAY and BE COMPASSIONATE toward the many people unknown to you who have suffered a terrible loss. And DO WHAT YOU CAN to make sure that you can continue to say everyone you know has survived. Peace.

soapfan
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soapfan

So KKK, according to you, it’s ok for people who have underlying health issues to die? What the hell is wrong with you? It is not an innocent opinion. It is hate speech. The world has enough hate. We don’t need it here too.

Satan
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Satan

Herman Cain went to the Tulsa Nuremberg rally in late June and bragged about how he and most others there weren’t wearing masks, and how it was all a hoax. By July 3 he was in the hospital. Herman Cain got out of the hospital today. He’s currently in my office, filling out Hell’s standard 666 page immigration forms. He got that fresh hot Covid 19 death pizza delivered in 30 days or less. Now Louie Gohmert (dumbest mortal in the US congress) might be looking at a similar fate. And those are just the names you know. There is… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

JESUS take the wheel and your social media accounts. There are long lasting health issues due to contracting the coronavirus. It’s not the common cold you can just shrug off. And even to much of that takes it till whether you know it or not. All illness takes a lasting toll on the body. This one more than others. I just can’t.

Kay
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Kay

That is not what I was saying how dare you I was Not minimizing deaths I was simply saying when you have underlying conditions you need to quarantine ! Get over yourselves You sure have no problem with people burning and destroying businesses t hat are operated by black lives that are making a living ! Do you have any idea how many lives you have destroyed ??? I bet not because it’s not In your narrative ! I have heard enough but no I will not ever post here again

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Kristina Wagner Shares She’s Back On Contract at General Hospital

This past week, General Hospital fans were thrilled with the news that longtime fan favorite, Kristina Wagner (Felicia) was on her way back to the soap opera to tape new episodes.  However on Saturday, the actress shared even bigger news.  She is back on contract at the ABC daytime drama series.

Kristina revealed via her Instagram: “I’m pleased to announce I just finished my first work week on contract with General Hospital. The good people there have made it a well oiled machine. I’m so impressed with the way they navigate the Covid protocols. It’s not easy but we’ll worth it. We’ve got some fun storylines coming up. I’ve been thrown in the middle of a current storyline and I think Felicia’s part in it gives it some color. Stay tuned!”

Earlier in the week on Tuesday via Twitter, Kristina expressed: “Tomorrow I head back to work on General Hospital! Lucky me. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of that family once again. Here we go. More to come. Felicia Scorpio rides again.”

Wagner began her GH role as Felicia Cummings, the Aztec princess back in 1984 and has appeared on and off the show since then.

So what storyline do you think Felicia will get thrown into? Will she return to Port Charles to help Maxie (Kirsten Storms)?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud Deliver One-Two Punch as Britt & Carly Grieve the Loss of Jason

When General Hospital goes for the emotional jugular, it is very often top-notch daytime drama, and that was on full display through Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series in key scenes as the news of Jason’s ‘death’ hit Port Charles.

In the wake of Steve Burton’s (Ex-Jason) dismissal from the show for not adhering to the vaccine mandate, it did open up the story and provide for a huge fallout for those who loved the mob hitman.

In the end, it was Carly (Laura Wright) and Britt (Kelly Thiebaud), who seemingly felt the loss the hardest.  Initially, upon learning how Jason ‘died’ helping Britt locate her mother, Liesl (Kathleen Gati), a defiant Carly blamed Britt for Jason never coming home.

In Wednesday’s episode, we saw how Carly and Britt tried to cope with the knowledge that Jason was buried under a rubble in a cave, with no sign of life, or his body found.

Overwhelmed with grief, Carly heads to the footbridge to be close to the spirit of Jason and to mourn him as tears flow.  She is stunned to see Britt show up there, too.  Carly is surprised that Britt even knew about the bridge that Jason had rebuilt thank to a generous donation from him.  Britt tells Carly that she and Jason had a lot of time to talk while they were on the run.  After Carly explains that Jason was her person and had been her other half, Britt offers to leave. S he expresses that she thought coming to the bridge would make her feel closer to Jason.

Then, in a heartbreaking moment, Britt assures Carly that she blames herself for what happened to Jason and hates herself.  Then, Carly has a moment of clarity that Jason would want her to forgive Britt.  Generous thoughts never come naturally to Carly, but Jason always set her straight on how to handle life’s most difficult situations.

In the final moments of the episode, with both women in tears, Britt moves to the center of the bridge with her arm around Carly, after Carly tells her she doesn’t want her to go.  The two stand together bonded over the man they both loved.

These scenes were masterfully played by Laura Wright and Kelly Thiebaud. They were gut-wrenching, powerful, and sad all at the same time.  We think many viewers needed several hankies during these scenes.

So, what did you think of the Carly and Britt bridge scenes …. and the work of Laura and Kelly? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Has No Immediate Plans to Recast the Role of Jason Morgan Following Steve Burton’s Departure

According to a report from Variety, ABC’s General Hospital is not planning on recasting the role of Jason Morgan at this time, following the exit of Steve Burton.

The two-time Daytime Emmy winning star was let-go from the soap after not adhering to their Covid-19 vaccine mandate.

The mandate went into effect on November 1st and in story, the series wrote Burton out, but still left wiggle room for the character to return.

Jason was buried under a rubble when a cave collapsed on top of him, while he was trying to apprehend arch-villain, Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his exit announcement on Instagram, Burton did express: “Maybe one day if these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan.”  Steve had played the role of Jason since 1991, but with a four-year break at Y&R, before returning to the role in 2017.

Now whether down the line, GH does eventually recast Jason remains to be seen.

So, it looks like Jason will be off the canvas for awhile, and Port Charles will continue to grieve for him.

So, what are your thoughts? Should GH leave Jason off the canvas? Should they recast down the line?  Comment below.

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