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Paging Nurse Bobbie Spencer! Jackie Zeman Announces She Is Returning To General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Fans have been asking for this, and now they will finally get to see one of the those most beloved characters of all-time on General Hospital again, when Jackie Zeman returns in the role of Bobbie Spencer!

With Laura, Scotty, Luke and everyone else from the past on the canvas shortly, this is a perfect time for Nurse Bobbie to make an appearance.   The big question is; will we finally get to see some more scenes between Bobbie and her daughter, Carly played by Laura Wright?

Zeman posted a message to her fans on her facebook page just an hour ago about her comeback stating:  “Bobbie Spencer is coming back to GH soon.  I am very happy to be invited and I’m looking forward to what lies ahead.  Thank you so much to all of you for your good wishes and positive thoughts. xoxox”

So what do you think about the news of Jackie returning to GH?  Let us know!

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jim
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jim

She should come back and have Bobbi in scenes with Carly. I also like to see her and Luke talk fond memories about their late Aunt Ruby. Also i hope the 50th anniversary pays tribute to the late John Bernidino(Steve Hardy)and the late Emily MCloughin
(Jessie Brewer) who were so much part of GH’s rich history.

Justin
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Justin

Amen to that!!! I love that idea! I am so happy she is coming back. WOO-HOO!!

paula thomas
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paula thomas

what Jim said. i totally agree

lmr133475
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lmr133475

Agree!!!

Gloria
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Gloria

I agree also. I miss all the characters that were on GH in 1970 when I started watching. I’m enjoying seeing some of them again. I can’t wait to see Bobby’s return.

jim
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jim

I remember when Mark Hamill of Star Wars fame played on GH as Jessie Brewer’s nephew. It would have been a nice touch to the 50th anniversary show if they were to play tribute to Jessie(played by the late Emily) if they could get Mark to reprise his role of Jessie’s nephew for a least a couple scenes. It would be fun to see a few long forgotten characters that predate the Luke and Laura era for some of old geezers who fondly remember them.

Judith
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Judith

Yes. I agree. John Beradino and Emily McLaughlin need to be recognized as they were on GH from Day 1.

JOANNE
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JOANNE

IT WUD BE AWESOME

Kristin T.
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Kristin T.

YAY! Another important veteran is returning! LOVE IT! Keep them coming, this is the best show has been in at least 15 years!!

Judy B
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Judy B

Agree!

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

Great news and long overdue!

susan M.
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susan M.

Great news! Alway’s liked Bobbie Spencer !! Are they all hers? Don’t rememeber being so volputous.

ces
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ces

they look ‘new’

brian
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brian

why why why ?

Jamie
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Jamie

HAHAHAHAHA…She’s always been big busted but I never was sure if they real or not. I am looking forward to Bobbi/Carly, Bobbi/Felcia and Bobbi/Luke scenes!!

Christy
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Christy

um yeah, they were always there that I remember! ha!

She was a Playboy Bunny at the Playboy Club in early 70’s… they had to fill out those costumes you know! 🙂

mo
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mo

Ha Ha Maybe pushup. But they don’t look completely natural at any rate.

gloria
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gloria

She has had WAAAY too much work done on her face & her chest. She didn’t need to do all that. Glad she is coming back though. I have always thought GH dropped the ball by not developing a relationship between her & Carly & Carly’s kids-along with Luke & his kids. I love the Spencers!

Lynn
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Lynn

I remember Bobbie always being voluptuous. as she was a regular cast member on GH in the early 80’s She might have a push up on nonetheless, she’s a very striking woman.

Patrick
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Patrick

Now GH is Complete…. Scotty and Bobbie….. YUM!

Gillian
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Gillian

I have missed Bobbie and Carly scenes for so long! It was a big mistake for past regimes to write Bobbie off of the canvas. She was the one that grounded Carly, who always saw through Carly’s bs. Yes, Carly had Jason but I always missed Bobbie’s influence, especially when Carly ended her marriage to Jax. And her scenes with Luke were always poignant.

Brian Tripp
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Brian Tripp

I have no idea why Bobbie has not been in PC. Are they going to tell us where she has been? She has grandchildren in town and her daughter needs her. I hope that her son Lucas comes home too.

mo
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mo

Nice. I think GH treated her shabbily.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

GH, if it continues to rebuild its core characters and legacy families, Port Charles could become like a real soap town again… like Oakdale (ATWT). Those connections, histories, and today’s issues befalling us from economy to social justice to war, make for good drama and creat the solid foundation for the sotrytelling we love so much.

Welcome home, Bobbie!

vwpbear
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vwpbear

Nice!

heidi
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heidi

Great news!!! Let’s get her in scenes with Luke and Carly for sure along with Scottie and Laura! Oh.. and Lucy and Michael too!

Shelly
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Shelly

Yay!!! She definately needs to interact with Carly. Carly has no direction and focus. Maybe Mom can smack some sense into her.

Now I love it that GH is bringing back the vets. But I hope ABC isn’t setting us up for disappointment, waiting for Katie to establish more of a foot hold on the afternoon lineup (still overhyped!!).

colleen eicher
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colleen eicher

great wondering where she went i missed when she left any one explain her departure and when . hope bobbie comes back and helps with the ball.

laurie
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laurie

Love to have her back been watching the show for many years love all the history coming full circle

aimee
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aimee

this is awsome news ! welcome back ! Glad to see so many are returning to the best soap out there. Thank you

Robert Jones
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Robert Jones

Great i would love to see her and luke together again!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I love and miss the character of Bobbie Spencer. However I do not like what Jackie Zeman has done to her body and her face. It wasn’t necessary and makes her look like a clown.

gloria
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gloria

Agree.

Abby
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Abby

Good to see Bobbie back again. Sad to see she went overboard with plastic surgery.

Judy B
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Judy B

Are all these vets coming back just for the 50th ann or will they be long term? Hoping for long term!!!!

Diane
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Diane

Good to see bobby back again it will be like old times

aria
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aria

i hope they don’t make it look like she’s been in town all this time, because if she has, then why hasn’t she been seen. no one ever said she moved? so i hope its explained.

Michael
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Michael

This makes up for the ridiculous vampire storyline!

Sunnee
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Sunnee

Never liked Bobby and instead of hiring these Seniors, how about hiring some young folks. The NB is bullshit.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Another storyline for Carly? Hmmm… No thanks. Let her have her own storyline.

And whatever you do, DON’T kill off the character. Like the way Alison returned just to be killed 2 episodes later.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Welcome home Bobbie. You’ve been missed.

aria
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aria

this is great, now we need Sean and Tiffany, Blackie and Jackie, Jagger who would be a great hook up for Elizabeth. and Noah, wow this could be the party of the year.

vwpbear
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vwpbear

Love it!

Tam
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Tam

WTG GH! Do you realize how many of us baby boomers watched GH in the 70’s 80’s even into the 90’s before internet & work took over. We are coming back and so are you! Bringing back all those loved ones will help us pick up the show and start watching again during either over the internet or when we retire! Thank you for making this happen! GH ratings are going to shoot thru the roof again! Good job! Can’t wait to see them all back on the screen!

vwpbear
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vwpbear

Yes!

Bee.Franklin
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Bee.Franklin

So glad to see the real stars of GH.

Brenda
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Brenda

Me too so glad to see all the real stars of GH return, now it’s getting good…

vwpbear
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vwpbear

Absolutely!

RJ4
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RJ4

Wow! Glad to see the actors from the past are coming back. Very nostalgic. Brings me back to my youth when I watched GH more regularly. Look forward to seeing them all. It is drawing me back to when times were better both on and off screen….

Cathy Fink
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Cathy Fink

I have missed Bobbi big time.Love Jackie Zeman….so glad she’s coming back.

deb
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deb

welcome back not to crazy bout the vampire scenerio tho

Nancy
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Nancy

GH is going back to when I stopped watching. Soaps in my future aren’t looking to good. To many story lines in GH and all new cast for AMC. What’s next.

Susan
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Susan

Excited to have her come back!

anne
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anne

ABOUT DAMN TIME! GH treated her badly they need to make it right!

LongTimeFan
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LongTimeFan

So looking forward to seeing “Bobbie” again! Now if only “Aunt Ruby” was back for a while…that would be complete the reunion!

Violet
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Violet

You know Ruby died sometime ago ITL and on the show, right?

Rose Marie
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Rose Marie

It is about time. She has definitely been missed. So great to see all the old favorites.

pamela eboli
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pamela eboli

I am glad Bobbie Spencer is coming back to Gh.I am glad they are bringing slot of the old characters back

Michael
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Michael

It;s about time! Great job GH!

kp
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kp

its about time – they have already missed some many moments when Bobbi should have been there. glad to see someone finally realized what a gapping hole it was not to have Bobbi there…how many “conferences” does one person go on…

Anna Gaston
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Anna Gaston

I think it’t great that Jackie Zeman is coming back!! It is so nice to see alot of the old characters come back on the show. I wish they would bring back Robin and Jason to.

vwpbear
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vwpbear

Amen!!

martin RN
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martin RN

This is how it should play out: Bobbie visits from Seattle where she has been living. Reuinites with Luke and Carly (in separate scenes) updates us on Lucas. He’s now a nurse as well working in Seattle. She must visit BJ and Tony (this is where we can find out about Lucas) at the cemetary and maybe bump into Felicia so they can reminisce about the BJ/Maxie heart transplant story. Bobbie will also have a run in with Laura who is also returning to discuss Amy, Laura’s sister who has since died offscreen. I’m mean who could forget hospital gossip… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

Excellent ideas Martin. I would love to see all of this play out. And remember when Michael was in the coma, his blood grandmothers are Monica & Bobbie & neither one of them was at his bedside. They were not involved at all. It drove me crazy. They are so connected by history & family & this relationship has been totally ignored! I didn’t even THINK about the Jake/Joslyn connection. WOW.

martin RN
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martin RN

Unfortunately this is how it will play out: Bobbie does a walk on in her own clothes and hospital badge at the hospital where it appears she has never left Port Charles at all and has always “been there.” She has two lines, her pager goes off and she says, “I have to take this” and exits stage left. Never to be seen again. I hate was GH has done to Bobbie Spencer.

Violet
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Violet

Unfortunately, I think it will play out to be something like that. My thought was that she shows up for the Nurses Ball for hugs and smiles with other characters while saying a few lines, then she just magically poofs again into thin air never to be seen from, spoken about, or heard from again as she has been for years. I want her back to say. She doesn’t have to be on everyday, but she NEEDS to be part of the hospital staff and to act like Carly’s mother. Michael needs a grandma. Well, so do Carly’s other kids… Read more »

robert sprague
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robert sprague

it about time Jackie zeman belongs on gh its her home gh and abc trated her badly now lets keep her on the show. not for ahand full of episodes its about time gh. lets bring sean and tiffany back along with holly Jackie and jaguar love the show again don’t disappoint me abc and gh

Terry
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Terry

The damage from the evil witch of an executive producer that has moved to CBS, is being fixed. Welcome back Bobbie, please stay awhile. Your brother, daughter, grand children and niece needs you to stick around.

k/kay
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k/kay

Yes Terry and the evil witch is already working her charms on my Y&R. Wish Bill Bell could rise from the grave and scratch her bald headed.

Sunnee
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Sunnee

Fixed how, by bringing Bobby back,please. To do what?Who the hell needs another TPT Spencer?They have to damn many on GH now.

Violet
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Violet

Really? And how many is that?

Sandra
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Sandra

Would love to see Jackie come back, just hope she will not get that stupid looking botox that make people look like a puppet made from wood.

Pat
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Pat

WELL its about time thank you

amanda
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amanda

i think that is great i think carly needs her mom right now

brenda woods
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brenda woods

I am looking forward to seeing all of the old cast again, it’s not the same without them,

vwpbear
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vwpbear

I agree!!!

george
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george

i have been waiting for years for her return welcome back bobbie

RICKIE
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RICKIE

Perfect storyline: Bobbie comes back to sue her cosmetic surgeon.

gloria
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gloria

Oh, I had to laugh at this! Sad but really funny.

Tai
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Tai

I am so thrilled to see all of the wonderful characters I have loved and was saddened to see either fazed out or eliminated altogether. GH has such a rich history of wonderful characters, it’s great to see them all coming back. Especially Barbara Jean Spencer!

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