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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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DMRR

AGREED!

Celia
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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… Read more »

DMRR
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DMRR

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

Shay
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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… Read more »

Celia
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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… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, color me amazed that “Five” or “Fire” Island is considered a family-friendly place to visit! Given its long-held reputation as a flamin’ hot spot of decadent adult activities, I never would have imagined that it was “kid-approved!” Lol….Then again, that’s what I love about your posts….not only are they highly-entertaining, but also extremely informative! Hope everyone had a wonderful time!!! (By the way, have you taken the kinder to Philly yet? Great things to see there…The Franklin Institute is absolutely amazing and of course, the “Old City” with Independence Hall, the Ross House, et al, really brings to… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

LOL, my Shay—-Fire Island and its fiery, dinful ( not a typo; den+sinful)—–reputation—not to worry–lots of security around. Nico and cousins are going through the pirate phase (yet still holding on to his interest in ‘space’). They want to visit every island off NYC and beyond. Yeah–Right!! We would never stop feeding his imagination. He actually loves Chappy—-great for exploration. You know what a nerd I am, Shay……I know things that normal, sane people would never even think of pursuing. Fire Island is fifth of the five islands–thus, “Five”— however there are ever so many ‘ifs’ and ‘ buts’—who really… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I’ve never thought of you as a “nerd,” CeeCeeGirl! Just brilliant and inquisitive…seems you have passed on those qualities to Nico! (Seriously, why don’t you simply buy him his own island for Christmas? I know there are many private ones surrounding NYC..in fact, I recently saw one on the market with its own magnificent home…I loved it!) But really…he sounds like a great kiddo!!! No doubt down to fabulous parenting!…Now then, on to Port Charles! ‘Tis a true shame that you never had the opportunity to enjoy Michael Easton as both the vampire Caleb Morley—-and his alter ego(s)—-on the GH… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shaybelle, Don’t give Jude any ideas of buying an island, LOL….father and son are two peas in a pod. Do you know that Nico is an inch aller than I? He reminds me of that fact daily. As far as Easton, I loved him on OLTL as John McBain. He and “Natalie” fit so well as a couple—loved those days–sigh!! As you know, I have only been watching GH for five years—but, I must say I agree with you—the remaining soaps leave a bitter taste in my mouth—a steady progression to the summit only to dive into the dark… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

You are always most welcome for the positive comments…I just call them as I see them, CeeCeeGirl! As for the disappointing current state of daytime drama, I hear you! In terms of GH, I’m quite pleased that Robert Scorpio looks to be back in Port Charles for the longterm, well, whatever that means in “soapspeak!” Beyond that, I remain wholly unimpressed! And speaking of that subject, I feel compelled to mention that things just keep getting uglier and uglier from that one particular aforementioned character/actress for whom I hold no regard! Now she’s online attacking the First Daughter’s choice of… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Shay, I don’t always go on all the sites; nor follow all the threads diligently…..I missed that particular one, I guess—which is a good thing. I would not want to revisit those very dark, ourageously scathing days. I would think we’ve all grown up and moved away from that neighborhood. I suppose irreverence is an inherent, natural parasite for some—-need to shake it off or ‘pass’ it. LOL. None of us should give a hoot, Shay….bad for our health and our aura. We want to breathe in clean air, not fetid ‘vapors’…..Life is too short to waste one minute… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCeeGirl, in theory, I could not agree with you more…I had also hoped that “neighborhood” had been vacated, too…but apparently, not completely. You know that in the past, I ignored a lot of really appalling, nasty replies to my inbox without engaging and that remains my policy, but one shouldn’t have to resort to such lengths. Up until recently, it had been very pleasant to once again visit here to mix and mingle with a variety of posters sans the vitriol..it had been a long time since I even felt like doing so again, and I found the experience… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Shaybelle, I am so glad I do not follow ANYTHING on Social Media…..MF sites are my only ‘outlet’. I do exchange photos and ‘stuff’ with family and close friends on Instagram ( not for public consumption–private) —trust me, it’s healthier. LOL. “They” have nothing left. I do not fall into propaganda or indoctrination. Our ancestors came here to get away from totalitarian oppression—to be independent from the clutches of greedy political power—socialism is not progression ( as these un-American idealists see themselves) –but, rather, regression. I do not want my blood, sweat and tears to be a free for… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Of course, I take your eloquently worded point, CeeCeeGirl! But having said that, given all the venom and hatred currently being spewed in the world—which we already have no choice but to ignore on a daily basis—we should be able to come here to escape such realities by exchanging pleasantries and soap chat without being rudely badgered for voicing our viewpoints! Furthermore, it would seem that 99.9% of posters are of that same mind when sharing their opinions, opposing or otherwise, since the interactions at this website have vastly improved and had been extremely civilized for quite some time, which… Read more »

Marianne
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Marianne

How wonderful would it be to see Melissa Archer and Michael Easton reunited again. Damn but he needs his fiery redhead! Agree with you on Anna and Finn. They’ve been propped by everyone and their mother in Port Charles. She is better suited with Robert.

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Marianne, Believe me, my friend…..I was such a huge fan of Anna and Alex on AMC— When I started watching GH, I maintained my fondness for Anna….. However, something transformed the character along the way….the writers, in my opinion, slowly but surely, they did a number on her. She was no longer the keen, sniffing hound(ette) of yore, hell-bent on finding baddies. It seemed as though being paired with Finn regressed her into girlish-mode…..her investigations became game-like, with Finn in tow. Too much for me to handle—Frustration-City!! Furthermore—one of the most mis-matched couples on soaps. I prefer a little… Read more »

Marianne
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Marianne

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

Celia
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Celia

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

Marianne
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Marianne

Celia,
Couldn’t agree more Celia. Please end the farce of Finn and Anna.

aria
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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
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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
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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
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sonniorsolita

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

denisefan
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denisefan

Glad Mark is back. GH needs a heroic character.

Celia
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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)
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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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Michael,
Thank you for replying, my friend. You brought it all back. Yes, that baby mess was the catalyst for Brody’s mental state.
Oh, my gosh…I had forgotten about Ford…..WOW!! How I miss that show…..and AMC…and AW….so much!!
❤️

Phil
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Phil

Why don’t they just recast Dante already!?

Davy
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Davy

Agree!

Davy
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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
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DMRR

She is SO annoying.

ScoobyDum
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ScoobyDum

He looked fine….

su000
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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
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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
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ConnieMac

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

Marianne
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Marianne

Love that Mark is on GH! It was Dom’s choice to leave.

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DAYS and GH Director Joe Behar Passes Away at 94

Joseph Behar was heavyweight director in daytime drama having worked on both Days of our Lives and General Hospital and now comes word of his passing. Behar passed away on June 26th at the age of 94.

According to his obit, he died at his home in Manhattan Beach, California.

Joe spent the the bulk of his career directing Days of Our Lives and General Hospital.  He actually directed the pilot episode of General Hospital back in 1963, then came back the ABC daytime drama series 30 years later to direct it for more than 10 more years,.

Along the way, he won 5 Daytime Emmys for his work on GH, and had won six overall throughout his career. He continued directing until his retirement back in 2005.

Behar’s career started on the Ernie Kovacs Show and he also directed Let’s Make a Deal. and more.

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He is survived by his wife, Carolyn and his sons, Jeffrey, Steven and Greg Behar and his grandchildren, Alex, Mallory, Niko and Lydia.

Watch an interview with Joe via the TV Academy on his career including working with Frances Reid (Ex-Alice, DAYS), the pace of directing in daytime and more below.

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The album entitled “Clean Slate” features the tracks: “Look Out Below”,  “My Funny Friend”, “Can U Feel Me?”, “World of Good”, “Don’t Tell Me”, “I Burn For You”, “Always Love You”, “Another Time”, and “My One and Only Love”.

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Fans of General Hospital, always love when James performs at the Nurses Ball’ but now here, Stuart delivers several original songs with his unique vocal style that make it unmistakable JPS.

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For weeks, Austin has seemed to be fixated on Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) and the Q’s and now with this cliffhanger of a reveal we know why.

At a key family business meeting at the Q’s, Scott (Kin Shriner) who now seems in cahoots with Austin for a piece of the Quartermaine pie, brings Austin to the gathering.

 

When Austin arrives, Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) looks none-to-pleased!  She clearly knows the guy.  When Michael struts up to Austin asking who he is and what is he doing here … Austin introduced himself as Austin Gaitlin-Holt.  Michael and everyone else look a bit perplexed as we fade to black.

However, GH history buffs know that Jimmy Lee Holt was the son of Edward Quartermaine and his mistress Beatrice LeSuer.  Jimmy Lee did some pretty reprehensible things while he was in Port Charles.  When he left he married Charity Gaitlin.  Upon the death of Edward Q. back in 2012, Jimmy Lee was left out of his inheritance.  Therein must lie some of the story…. and now Roger Howarth fans eagerly await to see how this new doctor in town and Quartermaine turns out to be.  Will he be a bad boy, or a misunderstood good guy?  We shall see.

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