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No "Natalie" to GH? Rep says there are no immediate plans to bring Melissa Archer to Port Charles!

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Jolie fans will not be happy to hear this one.   According to a rep for General Hospital (as told to ABC Soaps In Depth), there are no immediate plans to being Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan) to General Hospital to reunite her with long-time on-screen love interest and acting partner, Michael Easton (John McBain) after he joins the series on-air come March.

Reports have been circulating all across the web since Saturday night’s Loving Llanview event in which Easton and Archer were both a part of.  During the show, a fan asked Easton if there were plans to bring Melissa to join him on GH in which the actor reportedly replied, “Two words: May Sweeps”.

The GH rep’s official statement to SID was, “Despite us loving them, there are no immediate plans to bring her (Archer) to Port Charles.”

So what do you think of the news?  Are you disappointed that Melissa will not be joining Michael for now in Port Chuck? How will they explain Natalie’s absence after the duo finally admitted their feelings for each other at the end of One Life to Live?

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cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I certainly don’t believe anything that ABC has to say. ABC just likes to keep the soap fans hanging anyways. Something could be in the works but not final yet. I guess we will have to wait and see.

Lupe
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Lupe

I’m glad. Love Melissa but I think we’ve met the quota for Llanview residents relocating to PC.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I don’t agree with Lupe’s comment!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jerrica
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jerrica

i second that!!!

LaToya N.
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LaToya N.

I so agree with you. I was never a big Natalie fan more of a JoVan (John and Evangeline) so for me I’m really happy their not bringing her to GH.

Beverly
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Beverly

I just wish there was some way to bring the actress who played Evangeline to St. Charles so she could hook up with John again. They were the best couple on TV.

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

with GH being in a precarious position of not knowingif they will be on after Sept. They will not add any more OLTL actors until they see if ratings improve with the 4 they have hired. If that proves sucessful, I’m sure they would consider adding others like elissa, J.P.Farah,

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

Why move them to GH at all? If ABC really liked OLTL so much, they morons would have left it on! If they move GH to 2 PM, I’m going to be really pissed! They should’ve left OLTL on & cancelled GH instead! When they start moving soaps around, they are going to cancel them! They did this to RH & GL!

Lisa Kane
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Lisa Kane

I think this is really sad. You would think that RC would want all the viewers GH could get. Since it was announced that ME was going to GH fans have been trying their best to get TPTB to bring over MA too. RC prolonged the Jolie reunion for far too long, thinking PP was happening. Well we all know what happened to that. Bringing her over could have continued the story t hat was intended for them. This is a huge disappointment for fans. I wish ME had never made his comment and raised our hopes.

Colleen
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Colleen

1000% DISAPPOINTED!!… And that’s an understatement. Melissa Archer and Michael Easton are Soap Opera magic! Jolie chemistry just oozes out of the TV any time they’re on together, whether they are kissing or fighting. Aside from that.. Melissa Archer is a great actress! GH would be lucky to pick her up. Port Charles needs to spice their canvas up, and she could do it. I’m a die hard OLTL fan, so I might be a little biased… But they need to rethink this.

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I agree 100% with Colleen’s comment about Melissa Archer!!!!!!!!!!!!

calibarbie64
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calibarbie64

i agree john and natalie are like todd and blair …… they are the best!!!

Patty B.
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Patty B.

Please bring Melissa Archer to GH to be with ME. I hated him with Evangeline. Where does everyone get that they were so good together? Melissa is the only one for ME. I keep waiting for her to show up on GH. Please allow that to happen.

Emily
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Emily

Very disappointed!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I’m very disappointed also…….They just got back together & john found out Liam is his son… Are they going to leave us hangin on that?????????? We there be phone calls………….Will John call Natlie from Port Charles or what???????? How will the writers handle that story line??????????? John & Natalie & baby Liam are a family!!!!!!I thought John & Natlie would get married once and for all !!!!!! Can’t see John with anyone else…….I wish GH would do something about the story line with Sonny!!! It’s worn out…Tired of his mob connections !!!! That needs to be changed.. It’s been going… Read more »

patricia ponte
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patricia ponte

hi, what do i think of the news of melissa archer not going to gh in my opinion IT SUCKS!!!! they just finally got back together!!! i would LOVE natalie and john together on gh! please bring natalie to gh (melissa archer) love jolie 😀 john will not be the same with out her!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Totally Agree with Patricia!!!!!!!!!

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Finding my opinion doesn’t matter either way.

Leena
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Leena

ICAM

Liz
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Liz

Won’t watch w/o Natalie.

taylor
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taylor

agreed! you can have jon with out natalie right after they just got back together after all this time!

Susan M.
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Susan M.

Can’t see John meeting anyone new on GH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That would be a disaster!!

Torrey
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Torrey

After years of watching these two together on screen, I must say that I am not thrilled by the idea of John McBain leaving Natalie and Liam behind in LLanview and acting as if they don’t exist. I really don’t want to see John hooking up with some GH lady…..in my opinion, they should leave well enough alone. If we can’t have John & Natalie, then make Michael Easton a completely new character.

barbara t
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barbara t

yes and no ,I wish the whole cast could move to port charles ,but its not going to happen ,ok now everyone will get mad at me,I never really liked john and natalie,maybe Im not the only one who sees that ,however I do like natalie,I heard that general hospital is tanking in the ratings ,thats not good.could be that some people arent tuning in because they believe the soap killers at abc are 100% done with the soaps and katie couric the woman who has been with every network known to man is going on at 3,so that means… Read more »

Susan M.
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Susan M.

I will not watch Katie Couric Or the Chew & The Revolution… Those type of shows don’t interest me at all !!!!!!!!!!!!! They are BORING to say the least…………Example: The Revolution. Who want to learn how to make wallpaper from children’s art !!!!!! That is soooooo STUPID !!!!!!! The whole show is STUPID & INSULTS your INTELLIGENCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I don’t like all these people talking & screaming all at once……….. That is not ENTERTAINMENT !!!!!!!!!! Don’t want to be talked to death……. I don’t want INFORMATION…I WANT ENTERTAIMENT…. We want OUR STORIES!!!!!! That keeps your interest & you want to… Read more »

margie
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margie

Ande how about the Dr. that wears the lab coat? Really!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tom
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Tom

Hopefully John is just away from Natalie and Liam temporarily. But as we all know, celibacy/monogamy is so hard for soap writers…every show needs at least one stable couple.

barbara t
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barbara t

according to tim gunn,you know the idiot that is on that stupid show the revolution ,he admitted in a article I read that he hasnt had sex in 29 years ,now that is a very long time ,and it shows how stupid that show is that anyone who would admit to that ,except to there headshrinker ,that show has one of those to I remember the apples and oranges,I still cant believe she said that,anyway ,I dont think port charles is that far away from landview.anyway ,Im suffering from the one life to live blues ,I miss it so much.I… Read more »

margie
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margie

I totally agree—I like Tim Gunn on project runway but not watch the Revolution.
We don’t need any more useless information–we want to be entertained!!!!!!

Debi
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Debi

I am THRILLED! There is a G*D

Debi
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Debi

Who cares. I can’t stand her. This is the best news yet……….

gloria
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gloria

Just curious-why can’t you stand her?

Debi
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Debi

She is cheap, trailer park, and her character I could never watch. I didn’t trust her (character) and I thought she wasn’t good enough for Jawn. All she cared about was herself. She didnt care who she hurt along the way.

Jan
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Jan

so we watch and hope hes means yeah in may.

Jan
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Jan

Dumb is my answer IF they are continuing HIS story.

david
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david

Succinct and accurate. Yes, it kind of defeats the purpose of attempting to lure OLTL viewers if you tick them off by not giving them what they want. Maybe FV/RC asked for more OLTL players but had to settle for this, and in the case of Blair, only a brief visit. “Dumb” pretty much sums up ABC management overall. Maybe that can be their next reality show.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Michael, I am saddened by this development, but find it suspicious that they use the word “immediate”. In no way does this mean she will never be brought on. I think perhaps with storyline purposes she is not needed right now . But we will not give up without a fight. As a fan of Jolie’s, we are used to fighting and we will continue to do so. Thanks for bringing this to us Michael!

Elhu
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Elhu

Cheryl, that was my exact thought as well. The key word in that entire statement was “immediate” plans. They could very well already be mulling over the idea of Natalie coming aboard in the not so distant future, which is not immediate. Many of these statements are always a play on words, so my hopes have not been diminished. Personally, I think that once GH successfully makes it passed Couric’s Sept. 2012 entry on the ABC Daytime scene, we will see more changes/additions.

heidi
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heidi

Very disappointed! However… let’s hope ME is correct with May sweeps and that GH is just playing it close to the vest for storyline purposes!

gloria
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gloria

Disappointed but not surprised. Having serious withdrawals from OLTL-this has been really hard. I am watching GH every single day, for better or worse, on one hand trying to be supportive but on the other afraid to get too invested. I DO NOT trust anyone at ABC/Disney & cannot help but fear the worst. I never in my life, dreamed that my shows would be gone.

Leena
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Leena

So tired of ABC stringing along Jolie fans! Enough is enough, have not watched ANY ABC since Jan 13, 2012. ABC doesn’t care about what I want to watch and I don’t care about ABC. I used to watch both shows OLTL and GH stopped watching both on 1/13/12! As far as I am concerned have at it, destroy whatever it took almost a year to build up to– kill it, it’s what you do best!

ellyn
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ellyn

No reason to watch GH now…..

david
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david

They cancel OLTL to save money, but–oops!–it turns out OLTL ratings were higher with better writing and producing than GH. So they fire the head writer and producer at GH and hire the people from OLTL. They want to boost GH’s ratings with OLTL viewers as cheaply as possible because The Revolution is circling the drain in a death spiral. They hire Easton without Archer and hire DePaiva for only a couple of shows with others from OLTL, hoping this will be enough to train OLTL viewers to transfer their allegiance to GH without straining their budget. ABC executives don’t… Read more »

KaShi
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KaShi

Well, ABC, I am only watching gH because I’m hoping it will get better and have less mob garbage. But I think you’re only teasing us with the OLTL characters that are coming. I think they’ll be there for only a short time. And John without Natalie now that they finally got back together makes no sense-. This whole thing appears to be a tease. I am very untrusting of what aBC is doing. I can’t imagine ron and Frank given free reign would unite them and then give us only John. 🙁 maybe ABC really does not want us… Read more »

Dan
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Dan

How about Frank and Ron work on fixing the characters of General Hospital first? That’s what they were hired to do. There’s a whole entire cast of talented actors and actresses, that we GH fans love as much as you OLTL fans love your characters, and they have either been misused or not used at all for a long time, and that’s where Frank and Ron’s focus should be initially. I’m all for incorporating some OLTL characters into the show, as they’ve already done. But let’s fix the existing GH characters first, before we start talking about bringing this person,… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

Not disappointed. We need to get the focus off of OLTLers and focus on the existing families and bring back more Quatermaines and Spencers.

barbara t
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barbara t

thats true the writers have to do something with all the cast on general hospital,but ,I watched all the abc soaps and for the one life to live fans that got cheated ,by loosing our soaps I think its a good idea to bring in a few landview people so gh gets more people watching.because if they dont ,katie couric will be taking over yet another,soap spot,and no one wants to see that or her.I know I dont ,so arguing over who should leave or who should show up in port charles ,general hospital needs all the help they can… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

Ehh. GH doesn’t need OLTLers. They need their OWN characters to return like Alan and Emily and Bobbie. No more OLTL cast/characters. We didn’t wathc OLTL for a reason.

barbara t
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barbara t

yes they do,I m not saying bring the whole town of landview ,but a few interesting characters so the people who watched one life to live go to general hospital,Ive watched people come and go from port charles almost 49 years, these past several years Ive seen the worse stories ever, so there is nothing wrong in bringing them in, anyway all the newbes at gh are on the way out, go to abc soaps in depth ,there out the door so there is room for todd star blair and john plus the older ones are coming back holly robert… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

I never liked Roxie when I watched OLTL because I’m not a fan of Irene as an actress, and Blair’s incoming is temporary. I want them to focus on GH, not OLTL-ers to GH.

D.A. Berry, Author
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D.A. Berry, Author

This news is quite a disappointment. I have been a John and Natalie fan from the beginning… They are the reason, I started watching OLTL again… Ron and Frank, if you truly want to have OLTL characters make an impact on GH, and increase the shows fan base, don’t miss this opportunity. If John’s character is long term, Natalie needs to be part of the package. After watching their last scenes together, it was quite apparent the couple has grown and learned from their past mistakes. And any writer with a vision would see the story possibilities are endless. Fans… Read more »

calibarbie64
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calibarbie64

john and natalie are a team…… bring her on!!

D.A. Berry, Author
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D.A. Berry, Author

I have been a John and Natalie fan from the beginning… They are the reason; I started watching OLTL again… Ron and Frank, if you truly want to have OLTL characters make an impact on GH, and increase the show’s fan base, don’t miss this opportunity. If John’s character is long term, Natalie needs to be part of the package. After watching their last scenes together, it was quite apparent the couple has grown and learned from their past mistakes. And any writer with a vision would see the story possibilities are endless. Fans become invested in the characters you… Read more »

D.A. Berry
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D.A. Berry

I have been a John and Natalie fan from the beginning… They are the reason; I started watching OLTL again… Ron and Frank, if you truly want to have OLTL characters make an impact on GH, and increase the show’s fan base, don’t miss this opportunity. If John’s character is long term, Natalie needs to be part of the package. After watching their last scenes together, it was quite apparent the couple has grown and learned from their past mistakes. And any writer with a vision would see the story possibilities are endless. Fans become invested in the characters you… Read more »

Dani A.
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Dani A.

Thank goodness. She’s horrible and who cares about his story. Besides do we know for sure that he is playing John McBain? Personally I do not want any of the OLTL actors on the show and Valentini and Carlivati should check their egos and realize GH fans want their favorites back, not their lame OLTL characters especially Natalie who is probably the most polarizing character from that show. Heck I was not impressed with their bringing on Easton who has sleepwalked through most of his scenes the last few years. Concentrate on GH Valentini and Carlivati, this is not OLTL… Read more »

ethel
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ethel

i love john but can’t stand natalie so if she never shows up i will be happy

Sal
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Sal

I wonder if he might fall for Mrs. Sam Mcall or for some
reason…she falls for the gorgeous eyes of John Mcbain…

remember Sam and Jason bond so well when she wre
pregnant with baby Lila….But I love my Jasam…

anywayy…..A quad of Sam ……Jason……Natatlie……..John

LaToya N.
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LaToya N.

I so agree with you for me John had more of a connection with Evangeline Williamson. They were the end game on OLTL they showed more emotion and had some serious eye contact going on that it was crazy. John with Natalie was bad in my opinion and I’m so glad that they didn’t bring her along to GH.

Michelle
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Michelle

Well, I feel that OLTL made a huge mistake in not making Ryder Brody’s son and reuniting that family and just keeping Liam’s real paternity under wraps at the end of the show, because I think ABC planned to transfer ME to GH all along to put him with KeMo. Natalie and Liam are unnecessary to the GH canvas for now, anyway. I also feel that RC/FV is making a big mistake by NOT bringing over FL and KM as Tea and Danielle to wrap up the Two Todd Manning Microchip Mystery, because the spy element would work perfectly to… Read more »

Iakovos
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Iakovos

That Natalie is not coming along is disappointing but maybe the move is only long enough to tie up the OLTL Todd-Victor loose ends… an experiment of sorts for RC and Company to see if a few Llanview residents could find a home among the Port Charles familiars. GH has lost focus so much. I like seeing classic characters returning to the canvas and I hope there may be a shakedown among all the mob mess to minimize that plot foundation. Refocus the show on the H of the title, and maybe that could tie in with the inspid talk/reality… Read more »

Chaz
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Chaz

I don’t believe that the few characters coming over to GH from OLTL are meant to be permanent additions to the cast. I feel they are doing this for 2 reasons…. 1) to try to get some OLTL fans to start watching GH & 2) to wrap up the storyline with Todd having “killed” Victor. A quote from Kassie DePaiva’s website is: “Frank Valentini, GH’s EP, asked me to come out for a couple of shows in February and I’m thrilled.” So, in part I think Valentini & Carlivati are giving a gift to OLTL fans by wrapping up the… Read more »

Debi
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Debi

BREAKING NEWS!

Kris Alderson Tweets: I Signed 3 Year GH Contract!

IMO NOTHING has been cancelled and they are signing her with the intention of GH going on!!!! I think this is great news.
So there Raven! You think you know it all with all your ‘followers’!

How’s that for being permanent?

Another Michael
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Another Michael

Sorry, but they have to do it this way, and I don’t think it says much, one way or the other about GH’s future. They lose nothing by signing her for a longer term, since her contract, like most or all soap actor contracts, will have an out every 13 weeks, and this way, if they do decide not to cancel GH, they’ve got her for three years. (I think most soap actor contracts also have “in event of the show’s cancellation” clauses, but I might be wrong about that.) Or to put it another way: the majority of the… Read more »

Debi
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Debi

Another Michael..what this announcement tells me is that GH has not been cancelled yet.

dani
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dani

MA was so my fav..loved Jolie and baby Liam…perfect family that we never got to see and apparently never will.. Sad mistake…I never watched GH and after reading this I never will.

barbara t
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barbara t

then you are helping abc put the final nail in the coffin at general hospital,maybe she will be there in time and it will be explained that john is there because he is working on a case ( todd blair )maybe they are just feeling things out see if a little bit of landview will work in port charles,I miss one life to life its always been my favorite but general hospital needs our help to save the soaps, all of them and they way things are going there may not be a daytime soap opera to tune into any… Read more »

terri
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terri

John McBain without Natalie and Liam??? No way! Jolie is the top couple on OLTL so how could you not bring Malissa along to GH? It could only help the ratings???? I may be biased but the chemistry between Micheal and Mallissa on screen is bar none the best whether they are fighting, talking, joking, or just looking at each other they sizzle.

cathy
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cathy

I am very happy that john, blair, todd, and starr are joining General Hospital. However, I do wish they could have taken all of OLTL with them. I hope this is long term, it is hard to say what will happen if the stars are not on a long term contract. OLTL rocked and I will EXTREMELY miss it.

Another Michael
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Another Michael

I just hope they’re not planning to have John stay in PC and then kill off Natalie and Liam at some point (offscreen) to free him up for romance with other characters in PC. That would be so poorly received by ex-OLTL viewers, in my opinion, that it would undo any good will/ratings gain they might be getting by reaching out to those viewers with the transfer of the four characters who are going over.

Sal
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Sal

ok..I feel for the John Mcbain and Natalie Buchanna
fans…..funny it is being said that a major male
actor is leaving GH……some folks said It might
be Sbu…….

But It would be nice if she did visit John..and their
child Liam…..

But honestly I was looking forward of having
John Mcbain Sam Mcall and Jason Morgan in some
scenes….whether or not she comes isnt that
big….

Hum?…..
on the John and Sam ,” What If?….it said.
To be continue…..I wonder?

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

While I never mind someone editing my comment for clarity or brevity I object strenuosly to having my comment edited to say something that I did NOT say at all. I commented on why Natalie and other OLTL actors weren’t being added right now to GH after the first 4. I stated that money is tight and GH will wait to see if adding these will increase viewers. You emailed me a comment where it stated that I said GH should have been cancelled instead of OLTL and that “I was pissed.” I do not use language like that and… Read more »

Terri
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Terri

No Natalie? Isn’t that like Luke without Laura (oops), Bo without Nora, Sonny without Brenda (oops), Todd without Blair, Carly without Jax (oops), David without Dorian, Johnny without Olivia (oops) aaaaargh John needs Natalie. No Natalie no sparks the John McBain character needs his fiery muse!!!!

dominicsmythe
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dominicsmythe

from my experience, it’s safer to trust the actors than the ABC reps. i believe michael easton. mellissa archer is coming for sweeps… maybe not much longer but at least then. besides, from GH’s perspective after so many years of john & natalie on OLTL they have to explain it somehow!

Heather
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Heather

Detective John will make a fine job erasing the mobs who have taken General Hospital hostage for over a decade now. He doesn’t need help from Nathalie to do it.

Melissa Archer is a great but I just don’t picture her on General Hospital even if Easton is going there. Archer would fit more on Y&R.

barbj
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barbj

I am VERY MAD about that!! I really, really wanted Natalie (Melissa Archer) to join John in Port Charles (GH) really bad!! That was the point of me watching General Hospital. I will DEFINATELY watch it if Natalie is on GH with her and John’s baby Liam. What’s going to happen to baby Liam if he and his mother cannot be on that show? That WILL NOT be FAIR at all!! I may or may not watch it if just the Manning family, Tomas and John are the only ones on GH. Natalie and Liam BOTH NEED TO BE on… Read more »

Francine
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Francine

OLTL fans waited forever for John and Natalie to get together. Finally they did and the show was cancelled. Shame on ABC. Great story lines were beginning to unfold and then a bunch of idiots decided to replace the show with The Chew and The Revolution. You got to be kidding. I NEVER have nor ever will watch those moronic shows. AMC was also an iconic show and nothing replacing them with will ever last. BIG MISTAKE ABC!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was a huge fan of ABC. NOT ANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen Smart
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Kathleen Smart

You can’t have John without Natalie! Bring her with him and watch the rating soar even more! Love John but waited too long for them to reunite!

Nancy M
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Nancy M

Why can’t they bring back at least OLTL? That was the best soap on the air. ABC is not allowed on the tv in my house. Did not even watch the Oscars. I want my shows back asap.

Karen
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Karen

I watched Jolie from the beginning years ago, then stopped watching when they weren’t. Then got involved again to watch the story unfold from 2010. I have always enjoyed them and was thrilled with them finally being reunited but if you are bring the character of John over to GH then it stands to reason that Natalie and Liam should join them as well. I will not watch GH if you slap their reunion in the face so to speak after all they went through to be together.How sad for me and many other fans that will loose their love… Read more »

Jo
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Jo

I wish they would put all of pc out of gh. GH was great with out all the others from another show. Star wines all the time.

tuutuu
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tuutuu

WHAT ABOUT LIAM???????

stephanie
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stephanie

If you don’t bring Melissa Archer, I’m done with the show. John and Natlie are two of the favorite characters, and your refusal to bring her means you don’t care about the ratings. All of us One Life to Live viewers want them both back on the air together.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Helena, Jennifer Smith & The Ice Princess: What Did You Think of Luke Spencer’s Memorial?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought the highly-anticipated story around the apparent death of Port Charles iconic, Luke Spencer (Tony Geary), although many fans, and even some of the cast of the show, are not sold that Luke is “dead” dead.

During the show, characters spoke of some of the history of Luke in Port Charles, most especially Luke’s sister, Bobbie played by Jackie Zeman.  Throughout the years, Zeman is at her best when she is given material through the writing of the show to connect to the history of Luke and Bobbie.  She did so when Bobbie was remembering how Luke came to Port Charles to help her break up Scotty and Laura, in a discussion with her daughter, Carly (Laura Wright).

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As everyone is gathering at the Haunted Star to pay their respects to Luke, Curtis (Donnell Turner) arrives to support Laura (Genie Francis), Felicia (Kristina Wagner) and Anna (Finola Hughes) arrive together, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West), as well as Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez  also show up. It is through Nikolas’ conversation with Laura that we learn why Luke’s sons, Ethan and Lucky, can’t make the funeral and, of course, we know why Luke’s daughter Lulu can’t make it because she is in a coma!

Victor (Charles Shaughnessy) shows up and snipes at everyone and then leaves.  Tracy (Jane Elliot), who has arranged the memorial, is with an urn supposedly filled with Luke’s ashes and Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) finds her on the deck of the Haunted Star and talks her into giving her planned eulogy.

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Meanwhile, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) finds his dad, Sonny (Maurice Benard) drinking at Charlie’s, and later Scott (Kin Shriner) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) stop in and heated words are exchanged between Sonny and Scott. Victor shows up and instead of Scott and Sonny pummeling each other, they get into a fight against Victor.

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As Scott and Robert are about to be on their way to the Haunted Star, Scott stays behind because of his past with Luke.  Then, Sonny tried to patch things up with Carly before they head to the memorial.

Back on the yacht, Anna and Felicia find a note and a flash drive, after hearing a commotion on the yacht.  When the note says “play me”, none other than Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) addresses Luke’s friends and family from apparently the great beyond.  As Helena spews her venom against Luke, Laura has enough and pulls the plug on Helena’s video speech.  Tracy looks concerned, like she may want to hear whatever else Helena had to say.

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Next, Tracy does her best in short order to eulogize Luke.  That is juxtaposed with Scott trashing Luke.  Later, by herself on the deck, Tracy spreads Luke’s ashes over the waters of Port Charles. Back on the pier, Scott relishes Luke being gone, and that he is still standing saying, “You lose you son of a bitch!” Just then Luke’s ashes blow in into his face.  When Bobbie arrives, and see Scott full of ashes, she asks what happened.  Scott says, “I caught the bouquet,” an obvious nod to the Luke and Laura wedding of the past, where Scott returned at their wedding and caught the wedding bouquet.

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Back on the Haunted Star, Tracy then has a gift in hand for Laura, but she tells Tracy if that’s the Ice Princess she does not want anything to do with it, and tells Tracy to keep it.  Spencer sees this go down and his interest on the diamond is instantly piqued.

Back at Charlie’s bar, Victor has an ominous toast to Luke saying, “The good people of your fair city are in for a big surprise!”

At the Haunted Star, dressed in black with black veil, Jennifer Smith reveals herself to a shocked Laura.

So, what did you think of Luke’s memorial episode? Favorite parts of it? Least favorite? Share your thoughts in the comment section. But first, check out Helena’s videotaped speech and Tracy’s eulogy to Luke below.

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(WATCH) GH’s Genie Francis Shares: “I Just Have a Hard Time Believing, In My Heart, That The Great Luke Spencer Died in an Accident”

Today’s Friday episode of General Hospital, is set to feature the funeral of the iconic Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

While family and friends will gather on the Haunted Star to memorialize him, what been teased by the ABC daytime drama is it will also set a whole storyline in motion.

ABC7 entertainment guru, George Pennacchio, spoke to several of the GH cast, who are involved in the episode including: Luke Spencer’s long-time love, Laura played by Genie Francis.

Francis exclaimed on the whole story: “I just have a hard time believing, in my heart, that the great Luke Spencer died in an accident.  No one stays dead on a soap. I don’t know how many times I’ve been dead. Really!”

Genie added: “I feel like they’re setting the stage, really, for a wonderful comeback and I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for that.”

Luke’s longtime friend played by Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) shared: “And has it actually happened? I mean, frankly, we have a little urn about this big that’s supposed to contain him and that’s it.”

And Luke’s sister, Bobbie, played by Jackie Zeman, also weighed-in if Luke is really a-goner: “Sometimes you get these little red herrings so, as you know, George, you know, you never really know.”

Watch Pennacchio chat with the GH stars below.

Now weigh-in, do you believe Luke is very much alive and well? Held captive, or “dead” dead? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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FRIDAY: Luke Spencer’s Family and Friends Gather To Say Goodbye On General Hospital

On this Friday’s, January 21st episode of ABC’s General Hospital, look for Port Charles to bid farewell to the iconic character of Luke Spencer (Tony Geary).

In story, after his sudden passing, Luke’s loved ones gather – along with some surprise guests – to memorialize him at the Haunted Star, where things don’t go entirely as planned.  As the town says goodbye to Luke, an exciting new mystery unfolds.  Meanwhile, life continues to unravel for the rest of Port Charles as a beloved couple comes to a fork in the road of their relationship.

ABC released this new photo of those gathered to pay their respects to Luke including cast members: Kristina Wagner (Felicia), Finola Hughes (Anna), Donnell Turner (Curtis), Tristan Rogers (Robert), Dominic Zamprogna (Dante), Laura Wright (Carly), Maurice Benard (Sonny), Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer), Marcus Coloma (Nikolas), Maura West (Ava), Jackie Zeman (Bobbie), Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), Genie Francis (Laura) and Jane Elliot (Tracy).

 

Looking forward to this emotional episode of General Hospital? Share your thoughts on what you think will happen via the comment section below.

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