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Parry Shen Back To General Hospital!

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Brucas fans, it looks like the twosome is getting some on-screen action.

Last week, Ryan Carnes (Lucas) made an appearance when Lucas announced to Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright) that he and Brad (Parry Shen) planned on adopting a kid. Then, Lucas went into doctor-mode after Nathan (Ryan Paevey) was shot by Faison (Anders Hove).

Now comes word from the other half of the on-screen pairing, Parry Shen.

In an Instagram post and video, Parry let it be know he is back at GH stating: “Had to pop into a hospital real quick.”

So, will we be seeing more of Brad and Lucas as they try to adopt a child? Comment below.

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Timmm
Timmm

I’m sure he is just here for the day to pacify fans. Why not dump HELLE, CRYCHAEL, NINA and AMY and sign Brad, Lucas and Britt to a damn contract!

Jimh
Jimh

YES!

Charday
Charday

Yes, too!

Maddie
Maddie

Adoption for Brucas. Maybe they will adopt Finn and Hayden’s baby. Good soapy stuff

Steve
Steve

Brad winding up with Finn’s baby. That’s a great idea, based on character history.

Jimh
Jimh

Dont watch much///just catching a few glimpse….when Laura is back full time then maybe i will watch more….Brad and Lucas will probably get involved in a black market baby ring after being denied adoption by some bigoted religious fanatic(kind of loosely based on some recent wedding cake news)

Steve
Steve

That would be a case of history repeating itself…

Long time viewers will recall Bobbie initially got Lucas through the black market. His birth mother, Cheryl was told her baby died. Robert, who Cheryl initially thought was Lucas’ bio dad, took Lucas away from a devastated Bobbie.

Cheryl left PC with Lucas. She died a year or two after and chose Bobbie and Tony to raise Lucas over her own sister.

su0000
su0000

Brad and Brad are loved wanted & needed on screen..
However, I do not see an actual story for them..
Both will be in and out short stay but nothing solid.

Hope I’m wrong but I doubt that I am 🙁

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I love hearing this. If I had my way, Felix would be around too. I would say if Lucas and Brad are trying to adopt a child that Brad might be a little different from when we last saw him. Still can’t wait to see him.

Patrick
Patrick

it’s about time – YES

danged it THO… seeing Lucas and bobbi … YEAH this is what it’s like for fans weary on scraps… vets… glimpse – MIA

LOVE SO MUCH OF THE CAST

Michael
Michael

I doubt they’ll show up for many than a few episodes and then they will disappear again.

Lou piikes
Lou piikes

I wanted Brad to share scenes with Britt during her last visit. Maybe he will visit Britta in Pentonville.

AJ
AJ

They’ll be on 5 episodes then disappear for another year. Isn’t that the GH way?

Bjtripp
Bjtripp

I sure hope so but I’m not watching until the Genie issue is resolved. Not one comment from Frank or anyone in power at ABC or GH. They just dropped the Laura story like a bad habit, so I can drop it too. I can watch Brucas scenes on YouTube. I do love Brucas

Bobbie
Bobbie

Finally! We know it’ll be short term though. He’s implied and GH doesn’t seem to know what to do with gay storylines. I’m glad that at least they are looking into another step for Brucas!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Would love sexy Bad Boy Brad to return IF they give him an actual story, not just exposition or comic relief. Ditch dull, drab, Peter and give Brad his screen time. I have no patience for Wes, or in this role, Wuss Ramsey. Would rather have more of the unsung hot couple, Brad and Lucas.

Patrick
Patrick

OK – I’m ante up – coming to bat @the Wussman.

boffo – marquee that. yeah, i’m going to snip and charge and hopefully with fellow posts, make a dent folks

yes, I’ve inferred nepotism and plenty at the production value

Wes “RAMSEY” is n-o-t making an impact… allow me if you will @dmr. their is a “flatline” with : Wuss RAMSEY

so he gets a one year contract. for ???? Lulu ?

when any thing is forced @ the audience… I am praying to the soap god that @Peter does not become Anna son. NOT GOING TO BUY

hopefully… tho… when Anna was in the hosp as Faison told Anna… he was at the Metro Court @Crimson… and he said that he shot the wrong one .

this is the one who did not follow orders ????

Wes Ramsey : there are no defining character traits from which to invest.

dmr
dmr

Unfortunately, Peter isn’t going anywhere. Wes Ramsey is Laura Wright’s boyfriend, and nepotism is running amok at ABC. TPTB would rather drop a legacy actress, and not write a viable storyline on gay adoption, marriage, or any other social issue to make room for the mob and now, the boyfriend-who of course has been written as a character with ties to important characters.

Timmm
Timmm

Amen, Peter can pack it up!

Carrie
Carrie

I like these characters but I would have preferred they hadn’t pulled the Laura for mayer story. I would gladly trade the Nell and Michael story for Brad and Lucas.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

No one thinks the return of Brad and Lucas to canvass and wanting to adopt around the same time Nelle AND Maxi are expecting is a coincidence? Baby swap much?

Where are the closet Brad fans clamouring for his backstory to finally be told?

– marriage to Rosalie as dictated by HELENA freakin CASSADINE????

– bio parents from the 80’s Asian Quarter triad storyline, the infamous Wu Family, which gave him up for adoption?????????

Any writers around?

Timmm
Timmm

So true Grant.

brian
brian

I liked Brad with he was teamed up with Brit. Hope we see that side of Brad more.

su0000
su0000

I loved Britt and Filex …

robbie
robbie

Predicting they will somehow adopt Nelle’s baby. Hopefully after she dies in childbirth under suspicious circumstances

Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco
Phyllis Fontaine DeMarco

I did not see Lucas at all yesterday even though I thought he had said he would be around. I have always enjoyed Brad and glad he is going to pop in-hoping there is enough in the budget to have him and Lucas on at the same time. I sure enjoyed seeing Britt when she was back, but unlikely to see her again-or Shawn Butler. Some stay in prison, others just pass through. I really like Dr. Obrecht, and love when she is on, but always fear she is going to get axed. I don’t know what has happened to Epiphany, but sure she is not alone. She used to be on contract, too. Nice to see Bobbie, but don’t understand what her exact position is at the hospital? Also, did she ever remarry after Tony or no or?

Shay
Shay

Bobbie is the official head busybody at GH, although Aunt Stella is hot on her heels in usurping that role. And by the way, I think she’s stashing Epiphany at an undisclosed location on Charles Street because they were once high school rivals for the same man and Stella lost and hasn’t gotten her groove back ever since, which is why she is always so crabby. As to why Lucas mentioned that Brad was adopted in his chat with Carly and his mom??? (Per your previous query, Phyllis…) I think it was to remind us that Mr. Cooper has a legacy link with the Wu (But not “Tang”) Clan that reaches back to GH’s glory days…

rebecca1
rebecca1

That’ll be awkward…Finn and Brad. They didn’t exactly leave off on good terms. And, how will Lucas interact with his co-worker, Finn, knowing how Brad backstabbed Finn. That’s IF they stick around long enough for that interaction to even happen.

Glad to see both characters back: Lucas and Brad. I really think they dropped the ball with Felix. Great character. I could see him being besties with Amy at the hospital (now that Sabrina’s gone).

Patrick
Patrick

Naturally… Frank VAlentini had the writers “shiitt” on quality characters who can act… to service his pet. Michael Easton as Finn.. is so stuck. he resonates nothing

I wouldn’t say Brad backstabbed Finn…he had a right to ask for his share of … WOW Finn is now holding a patent , which rescued GH… is their no bounds to being all that ?

Finn is wasted space

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like Finn, Patrick, though I’d like him to be less goofy! His eccentricities have calmed down a lot since he made his debut, but I’d like to see some of his sexy John McBain confidence return.

I do agree that Brad had a right to be pissed. I wrote that a while ago on another thread defending Brad. But now I’m doubting myself! I can’t remember exactly what Brad’s role was in the cure. If I remember correctly Finn found the cure and asked for Brad’s help; Brad let him use the lab even though at the time Finn’s rights were revoked…and I THINK, but I”m not sure…did Brad help Finn make more of the cure because Finn had given the last batch to Hayden to save her life?

In the end, Brad tried blackmailing Finn into giving him a large share of the profits from selling the cure and then tried to have Finn fired…went to Monica to tell her he was a drug addict, etc. It was more the Brad of old rather than the good guy Brad had become.

Funny how on one thread I defended Brad and now I’m seeing the other view.

I never think that producers “have pets”, etc. I know that’s the battle cry from many on this site but I don’t see it that way. All I see is a business; and they (the producers/writers, etc) do what they think will bring in viewers and revenue. Not saying they’re always right and obviously it doesn’t always work as ratings go up and down…but there is no advantage to a producer/writer only hiring or propping friends or favorites if it doesn’t translate into ratings.

That’s not to say that I don’t think it’s never personal. Example: Sean Kanan. Didn’t get along with Ron? Fired. Genie Francis? Still not sure what the deal is there…I can’t believe it’s age because Finola, Nancy, Kathleen (Dr. O), Felicia…they’re all in the same age bracket. I just don’t think they ever evolved her character beyond mother/grandmother and didn’t expect the fan outcry that they got. They may reverse their decision yet…

Oh. I was convinced Peter was Faison’s son. Now, I’m thinking Franco might be…but doesn’t even know it himself! Or, Peter is…but Franco is involved. But he’s not aware of his own involvement…

The only wasted space I see on GH is Aunt Stella.

Lori
Lori

Me/lori is so happy they are back i miss them alot and i glad they are going to have adopted story. Hope they get good kid no underhand stuff please.

Satan
Satan

Yawn…..

I guess if it’s a necessary evil to get Lucas more airtime, it’s a good thing. Brad’s pretty much an asshole though.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers ‘The Power Performance of the Week’ As Ava Learns The Devastating Truth About Ryan

Last week on key episodes of General Hospital, the truth was finally out that Ryan Chamberlain (Jon Lindstrom) was masquerading as his twin brother, Dr. Kevin Collins, and that Ava Jerome (Maura West) was an unsuspecting victim in all of this.  As the week began, Ryan and Ava had gone over the bridge, but Jason (Steve Burton) was able to save Ava and pull her back to the bridge, and that set the stage for a powerhouse series of performances by West.

On the bridge with Laura (Genie Francis), who is trying to make Ava comprehend the harsh realization that she has been with a serial killer this entire time, and not the real Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), Ava doesn’t believe what Laura is attempting to tell her.  She believes that Kevin had a mental breakdown.  Laura explains to Ava that Kevin is at General Hospital, while Ryan has been posing as him.  In Ava’s version of the situation, she thinks the switcheroo happened in the last 48 hours when Ryan wanted to whisk her away to be married.  Laura then tells Ava that Ryan switched places with Kevin months ago, and she has never been with Kevin.

It is a horrifying reality for Ava to grapple with as she insists that Kevin loves her.  However, moment by moment, Ava can no longer deny that harsh truth that is right in front of her.  She had sex with her daughter Kiki’s murderer the night she was killed, and she has been sleeping with the wrong man this entire time.

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In heartbreaking scenes, Maura, along with another wonderful performance by GH icon, Genie Francis, illustrated the raw pain and devastation of a woman who has been so blindsided by love, violated, and deceived all at the same time.  The scene where Laura holds Ava on the bridge as she collapses with anguish was soap gold.  But, never underestimate Ava Jerome!  You know she will get her payback.

In another episode, a now drunken Ava heads to the GH to see Kevin for herself, but finds Franco (Roger Howarth).  First, she blames Franco, then he makes her understand that it was Ryan who murdered people and deceived everyone.  He was just helping the PCPD snuff out the serial killer.   She tells Franco that Ryan made her feel like a goddess and that he worshipped her and helped her in her time of need following Kiki’s death.  Ava tells Franco that she hopes Ryan’s still alive so she can kill him herself!

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And still in another moment, Ava runs into the real Kevin in the hospital hallway.  Ava loses her grip and slaps him in the face accusing him of killing her daughter.  Scott (Kin Shriner) pulls her off Kevin, and tries to get her to understand that Kevin was in surgery at GH when she was with Ryan in Niagara Falls.

Sitting down with Ava, Kevin apologizes for what Ryan did to her and everyone else.  Kevin thinks she needs to speak with a therapist, but not him and he will recommend someone.  Later, alone in the hospital corridor, Ava sees a poster of Kevin Collins and rips it to shreds as Scott comes by to calm her down. She sinks to the floor in sorrow over Kiki’s death, and how she ended up falling for Ryan.

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Scene after scene, moment after moment, you can’t get better than West.  Ava is a delicious complex character, who has been so unlucky at love, is so flawed, and at times so revenge-filled, and yet in the hands of the oh-so-skilled and talented Maura West, she has humanized Ava, so that we can’t help root for her to get back on her feet after she falls so far down, so we can witness what trouble she will stir up next.   All of this to say: Michael Fairman TV names GH’s Maura West the ‘Power Performance of the Week”.

So, what did you think about of Maura’s performances on  GH? Did Ava finding out the truth about Ryan live up to everything you hoped it would be? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Bryan Craig Talks Javi In ‘Grand Hotel’, Recasting GH’s Morgan, And His Post-Daytime Career

When Grand Hotel finally makes its highly-anticipated debut this summer (Monday night, June 17th) on ABC, soap opera fans will see some very familiar faces in primo roles as this sudsy drama, based on the Spanish series Gran Hotel, tells the story of a family-owned hotel in Miami, the people who run it, and all of the secrets they keep from one another.

Brought to you by executive producers Eva Longoria and Ben Spector, the show explores the family dynamic of the Mendoza family. Longoria herself will play a mother in four episodes of the show, as well.

General Hospital fans will take note that Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corinthos) is front and center in the cast as Javi Mendoza, the troubled son of the family who has some major obstacles in front of him.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Craig during the recent ABC TCA’s Press Tour for the network to get some insight into his new role, how he would feel if GH would recast the role of Morgan (he recently propped up former DAYS star Billy Flynn as a potential viable candidate) and what it has been like post-daytime in his burgeoning career in film and TV.  Here’s what he had to say about his TV life past and present.

What has this experience been like for you taping the episodes of Grand Hotel and working with such a stellar cast?

BRYAN:  It’s been incredible   It feels like it went by so fast.  It’s an awesome group of people.  We’ve got a fun show.

How would you say your character of Javi Mendoza stacks up against GH’s Morgan Corinthos?

BRYAN:  I think it’s one of the most layered characters that I’ve ever played.  There’s a lot going on with Javi.  He has a big disability, kind of like Morgan did.  It’s a physical disability, and there are a lot of challenges that come along with that.  He also has a substance problem.  So, some of the same issues and in the same world that Morgan was in.  Javi is a very troubled character, but he is also a lot of fun, and a ladies’ man … and sleeps with a lot of women! (Laughs)

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Do you think the audience will care for Javi, though?  

BRYAN:  Oh yeah, one hundred percent.  He was written in a very kind-hearted manner.  He’s a great guy, who has had a tough life.

Did they put you through a audition process to nab the role in Grand Hotel?

BRYAN:  They had read hundreds and hundreds of people for this role.  I came in at the tail end of it, and then the process went pretty quickly.  I read once, and the next think I knew, I was in a room with Eva Longoria and director, Ken Olin.  Then two days later, I was testing with Eva, and then I got the call that I had the part.

You’re a part of the core family, the Mendozas, on Grand Hotel, and on GH, you were part of the Corinthos clan.  How do the family dynamics stack-up?

BRYAN:  It’s pretty special.  There are a lot of similarities.  It feels like we have kind of shifted GH into prime-time.  In Grand Hotel, we have Demián Bichir, who plays Santiago Mendoza, and he is my Sonny Corinthos now.   They gave us a very heavy, heavy storyline … just like they gave Maurice Benard (Sonny, GH) and me.   So, I think the fans are really going to buy into it.   ABC, (I think) wanted to marry that bond a little bit, and I feel it was very apparent in the writing.  This network has been very good to me.

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Did you know that your co-star Denyse Tontz was in Prospect Park’s All My Children reboot as Miranda Montgomery and had a soap past, as well?

BRYAN:  Yes! I did know that.  Denyse plays my sister on Grand Hotel and we work together a lot on the show.  There were quite a few people on the show who came from soaps.  Even some guest stars who came in were big in soap at points.

So, this kind of all  worked out for you!  You left General Hospital, and landed a major primetime series, plus your other movie roles!

BRYAN:  It was a scary move, but it worked out.  I did a few things; a couple of movies, and I did a show for CW for a while, and then this.  So, it’s been back-to-back.  I’ve been fortunate.

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How would you feel if General Hospital, ultimately, recast the role of Morgan?

BRYAN:  You know, if it was to behoove the show, then so be it.   I feel like it was a pretty nice end for me there, but I can’t sit here and be selfish and be like, “I’m the last person who could play that role!”  Would that be awesome?  I mean, yeah!  But, who knows?  They’ve got to do what’s best for the show.

GH’s Maurice Benard had great story in 2018 with the Alzheimer’s storyline involving Sonny’s dad, Mike Corbin (Max Gail).  Had you been checking it out at all?

BRYAN:  I know!   I do keep up with Maurice a lot.   We are good friends.

To remind those who have not seen the trailer to Grand Hotel check it out below.  Will you be watching Bryan in his exciting new role on Grand Hotel? Will you be OK with a Morgan recast on GH, or hope the show will wait for Bryan to return one day? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Ava Is Trapped With A Serial Killer

Ava Jerome (Maura West) got an eyeful on Thursday’s episode of General Hospital when she finds Carly (Laura Wright) gagged and knocked out in the trunk of “Kevin’s” (Jon Lindstrom) car.  Just then, Carly begins to open her eyes, but Ava is stunned when she finds “Kevin” standing behind her.   When Ava is trying to process what she just saw and her groom’s reaction to the sight of Carly in the truck of his car, he tosses it off, and lets her know he has a handle on everything and to go back to their motel room and wait for him.

Later, in their motel room in Niagara falls, Ava considers calling 911, but in that moment decides against, and begins to think that “Kevin” has had a mental breakdown as he has in the past.  When he shows up, “Kevin”asks Ava to trust him,  But when Ava asks why Carly was in the trunk of his car, he responds that it’s a wedding gift for his bride-to-be.

Meanwhile, the manhunt is on for Ryan Chamberlain as the real Kevin Collins has now been admitted to General Hospital.  Chase (Josh Swickard) fills Lulu (Emme Rylan) in on what is going down and she finally remembers it was Ryan, not Franco (Roger Howarth), who stabbed her, and she was his victim when Ryan hypnotized her to believe Franco was the serial killer.

Laura (Genie Francis)is on her way to Niagara Falls with Jason (Steve Burton), who is going to find Carly and bring her home as he is worried sick about his best friend.  Cameron (William Lipton) who is in the Falls with Joss (Eden McCoy)and Oscar (Garren Stitt), who has had a major seizure, runs into Ryan, but doesn’t know it, until he has a phone call with Liz  (Rebecca Herbst) who fills him in that Franco is not the murderer, but Ryan is.  Cameron has the tip to help all, with the name of the motel where Ryan is at.  Liz phones Laura and she and Jason head off to find the motel..

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When Jason and Laura arrive at the cabin, Laura stays in the car as Jason grabs his gun and heads to Ryan’s room.   When an unnerved Ava tries to  tell “Kevin” that he must let Carly go and bring her back to Port Charles safely before they get married, he informs  Ava there is nothing for her to worry about.  He has already taken Carly five miles east of the motel.  Next thing you know, the scene transitions to a shot of Carly lifeless on the ground.  We go back to Jason, who kicks down the  door to Ryan’s room with his gun drawn.

So, what did you think of Ava’s reaction to a kidnapped Carly in the trunk of Ryan’s car? What will happen when Ava realizes she is with Ryan Chamberlain? Share your thoughts as this story heads to its major conclusion, or is it?

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