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OLTL Favorite Mark Lawson Appears On General Hospital

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Viewers of ABC daytime were in a for a surprise (although rumors had been circulating), when former One Life to Live alum, Mark Lawson showed up on Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital.   In it, Mark came on to the Port Charles scene as Dustin Phillips, a man Lulu (Emme Rylan) was meeting with at the Metro Court for her “story” on online dating, and a potential suspect in the home burglaries tied to a dating app.

Meanwhile, while Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) is away originally being deprogrammed from his nightmare in Turkey, Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) got news from Mac (John J. York) that there may be a lead to his whereabouts in Ithaca, New York,

Maxie is taking it upon herself to locate Dante and bring him back to Lulu.  In addition, when she noticed Lulu enjoying the company of Dustin a bit too much, she was somewhat alarmed that her bff would be having a good time with another man.

It’s been a minute since daytime fans have seen Lawson, who played Navy Seal, Brody Lovett on One Life.  His character was involved with Jessica (Bree Williamson) and all of her alters: Tess, Bess, Wes, et,c and also Jessica’s sister, Natalie (Melissa Archer).

Once fans got wind of his GH appearance, Lawson posted on Instagram along with his workout videos: “Well .. cat’s out of the bag, Stay soapy, my friends.”

So, will Mark continue on GH as a new love interest for Lulu?  Could Dustin be tied to the crimes Lulu is investigating? Would you like to see Lulu move on with her life if Dante is off the canvas for a long time, or do you hope Dominic Zamprogna returns, and there becomes a triangle, or none of the above? Let us know what should happen for Luly in the romance department via the comment section below.

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Rodd
Rodd

I thought he looked familiar but couldn’t place him. I also hadn’t read this post before seeing him on GH. He had a lot of chemistry with Emme, so if they aren’t bringing Dominic back ~ which would be stupid ~ Mark might be fun…even with a character that isn’t already married.

rebecca1
rebecca1

It was Dom’s choice to leave; he’s said that while he might be open to making an occasional appearance he’s not ready to resume the role permanently…if ever. So, he wasn’t let go.

rebecca1
rebecca1

looking for delete option; this comment was originally to correct something I already wrote but I edited it. So..this is a filler since the site won’t let box be empty.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I was hoping he would join the show as a recast for Lucky. We need the character back in Port Charles, especially now that Chase seems to be the only detective at the PCPD. Valerie is barely on and I’m not sold on the new actress playing her. I’d take a recast Lucky over nuValerie any day. But, it will be interesting to see if Dustin has any connections to Port Charles already. Mark is a good actor, so hopefully GH uses his talents well.

DMRR
DMRR

Peter & Maxie are SO boring. Also boring, their third wheel, Lulu. It’s Summer, and there is no excitement, heat, or drama.

Brenda B.
Brenda B.

Couldn’t agree more! I do NOT see the appeal of Maxie and Peter! And Lulu is boring and annoying these days with her investigative reporting…lol. Its so ridiculous.

DMRR
DMRR

AGREED!

Celia
Celia

Hey, DMRR—-I soooo agree with you—They’re young; yet their conversations are so wishy-washy—and they’re always sitting around, eating or talking about Lulu.
Lulu!! Mamma mia!! This stupid storyline must be the most nauseating one of all—-to catch a thief through pretend dating? Gimme a break!–what’s up with these writers?.
I am glad Hayden is back—a welcome distraction, at least.
I know many do not like her, but she’s, nonetheless, interesting.
As I said when she left; Hayden did not lose the baby–he/she is alive and well. I do believe this is a secret that is festering within her. She has tried telling Finn several times—but, as the soap gods would have it—-it is prolonged and prolonged and prolonged– we shall see.
No more Anna and Finn—PLEASE!!

DMRR
DMRR

I can’t think of any couple that has chemistry.

Shay
Shay

Ciao, Bella! It’s been too long since we’ve crossed paths! Hope you had a memorable and enjoyable 4th! Other than taking the occasional peek at my old favorites, I haven’t been “hanging out” in Port Charles for awhile, but my word, when I read about the lackluster activities going on this summer, I feel as though I’m not missing a thing! (Although Dr. O and her latest antics may yet save the day….hope her drunken, foreshadowing? utterances bring some welcome drama back to this currently boring burg!) As for Hayden, I am sorry to see her return….I know you abhor Anna with Finn, but a simple breakup between them would have sufficed sans the mother and bambino scenario you suggest as their ultimate romance killer. Then again, it wouldn’t be GH if we didn’t have a few characters upon which to disagree….now that OldNina is gone—-YEA!—I suppose we will need another one for us to beg to differ….Hayden works for me in the short term! And then there’s always, always Ava….LOL.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Shaybelle…
Thank you—very busy summer—we’ve been taking, short, week-end vacays , here and there—the children wanted to go to Fire Island Saturday and Sunday…….of course, my son needed to investigate why it is called Fire Island—Who knows what was going on in his head, LOL. He expected to see fire everywhere. We had to explain that “Fire” was supposed to have been “Five”—-Oops, Shay—I guess “typos” existed since the Cuneiform script, LOL. We will go away for the month of August—won’t stop me from peeking in…..
I am questioning why Haden is back. To cause havoc? Is she Jax’s pawn?….or vice versa? I think she wants to get back with Finn and will use the baby to do so. Regardless, I love the actress and I am happy to see her. Anna is passe’. She does not have IT any more, which makes Finn even more stale and boring than he already is.
The same can be said about nuNina. All her attempts at coyness and try-as-she-might-attempts to parrot Michelle’s Nina ( both verbally and physically) are for naught. There is no “poetry in motion”– whatever nuNina wears appears lackluster–just my opinion, LOL….I do not like her–poor imitation. She should not try so hard. Keep it simple.
Ava? Indomitable –she is the queen of soapland, LOL.
So good to hear from you, amichetta–❤️

Marianne
Marianne

Agreed. No more Anna and Finn! Forced and propped by everyone and their Mom in Port Charles! Enough please.

Celia
Celia

Glad someone else agrees with me, Marianne–music to my ears❤️

aria
aria

didn’t the character say he was a teacher? so yeah, he’ll be around as the high school teacher for the teens. he looks good still, and Lulu was giving him those I’m tempted looks, something will happen for sure even if Dante comes back, Lulu will still resent Dante for leaving there for she will be tempted.

SZima
SZima

I doubt if Dom is ever returning, at least full time, so it’s time he’s written out permanently.
Lulu needs to move on, and I wouldn’t mind if it was with Dustin/Mark. Just make him a decent guy…please! I don’t want him involved with the dating/burglary scam.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I was very impressed by this good looking young man. As far as Lulu moving on, that would be great, if she does it alone.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Keep him around! Still so instantly likeable. And then has hidden emotional depths…

denisefan
denisefan

Glad Mark is back. GH needs a heroic character.

Celia
Celia

Hi, denisefan,
Was Brody Lovett heroic? My memory is a little fuzzy. I know he was a Navy Seal and was well accepted in Llanview—I remember he was involved with multiple females ( was busy for a little guy, LOL…..specifically, Gigi, Jessica and Natalie, if I’m not mistaken. ….. but didn’t he turn “bad” later.
I truly am stumped now. Maybe I’m getting him confused with someone else?

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I think you have the right guy, Celia. Brody took a partial turn for the worse toward the end; I’m fuzzy on the details, but didn’t he keep the secret that the baby he thought was his son was actually what’s his name’s (the guy Michael Easton played) son? I say “partial” because Brody could never be really bad, and he did it because he had already lost at least one child and couldn’t bear to lose another one (again, I’m foggy on some of those details, too, but I have the broad lines of that right). He had a breakdown when the truth came out, pretty much everybody forgave him fairly quickly, and I think the finale sort of left us with hope that he and Jessica might eventually reunite, since thankfully the chandelier took out that dreadful Ford dude Jess was involved with.

Phil
Phil

Why don’t they just recast Dante already!?

Davy
Davy

Agree!

Davy
Davy

Great actor. Remember him from oltl. I would like him to stick around but not with Lulu, who I think is the most annoying character on GH. He might be a good match for Maxie.

DMRR
DMRR

She is SO annoying.

ScoobyDum
ScoobyDum

He looked fine….

su000
su000

I know nothing of that guy
but- I like him!
I feel more than sorry for him being tagged-up with Lulu.
I hope he can survive Lulu’s lame annoying personality..
ahaa I can see Lulu yelling AWESOME SAUSE! at him in valley girl drawl.. eeessshhh !

(((I feel sorry for Petter too, being with Maxie..

rebecca1
rebecca1

Loved Mark on OLTL so I was happy to hear he was coming to GH. When I heard he was “going to be in town” I thought he’d make a great Lucky recast but, since they didn’t go in that direction, he might be an interesting pairing with Lulu. They definitely had chemistry on screen.

ConnieMac
ConnieMac

OMG! Thank you for this article! I have been wracking my brain trying to remember where I had seen this actor before.

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Cause of Death of Disney and ‘GH: Night Shift’ Alum, Cameron Boyce Deferred Following Autopsy; Industry Heartbroken Over Loss

Fans, and the entertainment industry including; many soap opera notables, have been saddened over the sudden death of the very popular Disney Channel star, Cameron Boyce over this past weekend.

On Monday, an autopsy was performed and the cause of death was ‘deferred pending further investigation’ according to the L.A. County Department of Medical Examiner Coronier’s office.

Boyce was found unresponsive in his home on Saturday afternoon.  A spokesperson for the Boyce family said in statement previously that the beloved actor died from a seizure in his sleep: “It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron.  He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated. The world is now undoubtedly without one of its brightest lights, but his spirit will live on through the kindness and compassion of all who knew and loved him.”

Although, best known for his roles on the Descendants and the TV series Jessie,  as well as the movies Grown Up and Grown Ups 2 that starred Adam Sander, Boyce was only 20 years old.

Boyce also appeared on General Hospital’s spin-off, GH: Night Shift in the role of Stone, the son of Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.) and Karen.  Upon learning of his death, his former on-screen dad, Sabato Jr. tweeted: ” Rest In Peace Cameron Boyce, it was an honor to have worked with you and spend our time together. Man my heart is broken, what an amazing kid with an amazing future. My deepest condolences to his family & friends. We will all miss you. #brokenheart.”

Kimberly McCullough, (Robin, GH) posted, “#CameronBoyce Had the pleasure of working with him on Night Shift where he played ‘Stone Jr.’ Broke out some crazy legs one day on set.  That’s how I’ll remember him. RIP bright soul.”

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R) shared a video with Boyce.  Michelle’s daughter Natalia was a big fan of Boyce.  Staffotd wrote in her Instagram post: “NO ONE and NOTHING is way cooler than you, you beautiful, sweet, Talented shining star. Anyone who has young children has probably watched this man 1 million times! And seen just how talented he is. What an honor to have met this young, charismatic man who joyfully sent this message to my daughter who is IN LOVE with him. I want to send out my love and prayers to Cameron’s family. This is a GREAT loss for all of us. God Speed. You will ALWAYS shine bright ”

Share your condolences and thoughts on the passing of the talented Cameron Boyce, who was gone too soon via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Kim Drugs Drew, Hayden Returns, Liesl Overboard As Secrets Mount

In a Monday’s installment of ABC’s General Hospital, the series left viewers with three major cliffhangers and the week has just started.  All of the action and the drama centered around the long-awaited wedding reception of Franco (Roger Howarth) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst).

As everyone gathered at the ‘Haunted Star’ for the celebration, many of the guests are on edge, and one is schnockered.  When Kim (Tamara Braun) arrives with Julian (William deVry), Drew is speaking to Terry (Cassandra James).  With a moment alone, Drew asks Julian how Kim is doing.  He tells Drew to take a closer look, meaning she is not doing well at all since Oscar’s death.  Later, when a conversation ensues between Kim and Drew, he reassures her that even though Oscar is gone, they will always be family. Kim wonders if that means it’s still possible for them to have another child together.  Drew tells her he cannot do that right now.  That sets the stage for the shocker of the episode that has had fans tweeting since it aired.

When the fuses apparently blow and the lights go out on the ‘Haunted Star”, Kim and Drew go to locate it, and once at the fuse box, Kim stabs Drew with a syringe.  Then, Kim knows exactly how to turn the fuse box back on, and we see Drew blindsided by Kim’s action.  Has GH made Kim unhinged?  Does this mean that she is going to rape Drew?

Elsewhere, Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) is drunk.  She has many secrets that could ruin several lives of the citizens of Port Charles at the reception. She tells Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) that Brad (Parry Shen) and Lucas’ (Ryan Carnes) relationship is going to hit the skids.  Brad overhears this!  Add to that, Liesl gets Nina (Cynthia Watros) to introduce her to Jax  (Ingo Rademacher) and starts asking him if he’s heard from his brother, Jerry. She informs Jax that they go way back to the Helena Cassadine days.  Franco (Roger Howarth) comes to get a drunken Liesl and she breaks down in front of him about how lonely she is and all the secrets she knows about Wiley, Brad, Lucas, and Wiley’s real father.  We see someone else eavesdropping on their conversation.   As the episode comes to it’s conclusion, Liesl is pushed overboard.  But who did it? Brad, Valentin, someone else?

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Throughout the episode, guest star, Veronica Cartwright plays psychic, Sibley Gamble, who is hired by Ava (Maura West) to reconnect her to her late daughter, Kiki.  But in the process, Sibley drops bombshells at those at the Metro Court … and at the wedding reception.  She tells Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) she has a cryptic message from Madeline Reeves revolving around tweezers. She tells Franco he won’t be feeling himself soon and she warns Finn (Michael Easton) that he’ll still have more women in his life than he can handle.  And ,,, wouldn’t you know? Who should arrive at the reception … Hayden Barnes (Rebecca Budig)!

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As for the backdrop – the wedding reception – Liz and Franco had their romantic dip, Liz’s sons: Cameron (William Lipton), Jake (Hudson West), and Aiden (Jason David) performed an adorable song for their mom and step-dad, and Terry caught the bouquet! Will they give the good doctor a love interest?  If so, who might it be?

So, what did you think about Kim drugging Drew? Who pushed Liesl overboard? What trouble will Hayden cause?  Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital’s Josh Swickard Ties The Knot

Congratulations are in order to GH’s Josh Swickard (Chase) who became a married man over the weekend to his ladylove, Lorynn York,   Swickard shared a beautiful photo from the nuptials after the duo said their “I do’s” and walked down the aisle.

Josh and Lorynn became engaged back in December of last year while they were on a ski trip together.

The happy actor shared his excitement at that time when Lorynn accepted his proposal stating  “I have always had a hard time posting about my private life. I just asked this beautiful girl to spend the rest of my life with me.”

Then, in an intriguing post around June 25th this year, Swickard via Instagram, was seen practicing a dance with York.  He then expressed: “Dance partner for life. Few more days amor.”

Photo: InstagramJSwickward

That was followed by the wedding post this weekend, in which Josh shared the just married pic.

Send your well-wishes for the newlyweds, Josh and Lorynn  in the comment section below.

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