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Rebecca Budig Exits General Hospital! But Since Hayden Holds A Big Secret Will She Return?

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Photo Credit: Matt Petit/ABC

This week on General Hospital, viewers saw that conniving Hayden (Rebecca Budig) took a bullet to the head, thanks to Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!

With the knowledge of Jake’s (Billy Miller) true identity to be Jason Morgan and what that could mean for him and his wife Sam (Kelly Monaco), that bullet put Hayden into a coma after Patrick  (Jason Thompson) tried his best to save her during delicate brain surgery!  And that, put’s an end to the short term run of Rebecca Budig on General Hospital!

But since Hayden holds a vital secret and if she were to wake-up she could completely wreck Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas’ plans, (since they are in collusion now keeping Sam and Jake from knowing who he truly is) we wouldn’t be surprised if she wakes up just when the time is right!

In this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Budig reveals if she would also be very interested in a return to Port Charles.   Rebecca answered, “Yeah, totally! I feel like there is more to learn about Hayden and I would love to figure out who she is, where’s she’s coming from, what her whole back-story is.”

So, what do you think about the departure of Rebecca Budig for now? Would you like Hayden to wake up and become a more permanent fixture on the GH canvas?  What do you think about Nikolas ordering the hit on Hayden to keep his lover and blackmailer silenced? Comment below!

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Jake from NJ
Jake from NJ

Sad…love Rebecca!!

karen
karen

never like her

Pat
Pat

I always liked her acting. Would love to see her stay and become a good person.

karen
karen

bring haden back!she brings real drama to gh…she is a great actress!

Michael
Michael

I agree! She has quickly become one of my favorite characters on GH. Would rather keep her and lose Elizabeth and Nicholas.

karen
karen

nik has went to his dark side.haden brings the wild out of nick.she tells him.thats what ratings are made of…

Sammy
Sammy

Bring Rebecca Budig back to GH! She is a great addition to the cast. We want her to stay in Port Charles.

Christine
Christine

l love Rebecca find a way to keep her. Not liking Nicks dark side though. Always glad he was the one good Cassadine.

Sandy
Sandy

Hayden needs to return permanently. I just love Rebecca Budig and I loved her on AMC as Greenlee.

mary
mary

I agree. Rebecca is fabulous. Frank should give her a long term contact,

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ah, AMC….my heart hurts, I miss that soap so much!!!!
Greenlee/Rebecca first appeared as the real quintessential bad girl, just like Hayden. Greenlee was finally reformed due to the love of her life Leo, who later died.
I truly hope Hayden comes back to GH for redemption. Let’s give her Patrick…well, he did save her life. They fall in love while Sam and Jake find each other.
Hayden is in a coma….Rebecca will leave temporarily. When Hayden wakes up, Rebecca will return, for sure. She is too much of an asset to lose….love her.

Cory
Cory

Totally agree!!! Yes!!!! Bring her back!! Give her a real story on her own! Tell her backstory and let her become a part of PC!! Please!! Please!!

Helen Conboy
Helen Conboy

I would love to see her back again & bc more involved with people like Carly. Also hope Jason finds out who he is before May ends. Needs to be with Sam & Danny & Liz & Nick need to be exposed!

Tonya
Tonya

Agree!!!!

Rod
Rod

YES YES BRING HER BACK
LOVE Rebecca and her being in GH brings so much to the canvas

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Hayden’s a little spitfire. I’m hoping her coma will bring some of her relatives from Beecher’s Corners out of the woodwork, and turn Elizabeth & Nik’s lives upside down. It would be hilarious, after all of her subterfuge, for Liz to ruin yet another chance w/Jason because of all her lies & plotting w/Nik. She’ll be skulking around with a worried look on her face for as long as Hayden’s in that coma instead of enjoying her time w/Jason. Also, it’s never a bad thing to watch Carly be proven wrong. If Hayden reveals that Jake is Jason, Carly will probably become her BFF because she’ll get her best friend back. Frankly, I think a Hayden-Carly duo would be hilarious, especially opposite Ric & Nina Lansing.

David
David

That really was a short term stay, hopefully she will be back and they can delve more into her as a person and her backstory. I just wish they would hurry up with the reveal that Jake is Jason. This has carried on far too long getting close to a year since Billy Miller joined the show, it is long past time for it to come out that he is Jason

Erick
Erick

Not quite… He debuted on October 1st… but he was in bandages for what, a month? So it’s more like November.

David
David

That is still over 6 months closer to 7 since when he had the bandages the viewers already knew he was Jason. It still has dragged on for far too long and its time for the reveal to come out.

Torqumada
Torqumada

I thought she fit in pretty seamlessly.

I suspect the coma clears up during fall sweeps.

Lizzy Diaz
Lizzy Diaz

Please consider bringing her back….R.B. is an amazing actress,I think she proved that coming to GH….I loved her when she was on AMC also….please find a way to bring her back and keep her!

Diane
Diane

I would like to see Hayden stay long term. She seemed to fit in well with the cast and storyline. And she’s a great actress. Would bring some of AMC fans to GH.

Shari
Shari

Well he lost a piece of bootie but,the takeover of ELQ is more important to Nik! That’s the only reason why he’s keeping the secret!

CB
CB

Wait! Hold up! Did I miss something???? Nikolas ordered the hit? I know I missed a couple of days due to illness, but I watched & THOUGHT I caught up! Guess not. Thought Shawn actually shot Hayden. Guess he missed, huh? Then, they’ll be able to confirm Shawn’s innocent. I know Sean is leaving the show, but isn’t his character, Shawn, being written off & going to prison for Hayden’s attempted murder??

shrona
shrona

It was revealed at the very end of the second live show, just before the Spencer Cassadine Dance Party. I too am sad to see Rebecca go. I don’t suppose there’s any way we can keep her and lose nuKiki, is there? 😉

SZima
SZima

Shawn DID shoot Haayden. Nicholas’ hit man told Nic that someone got there before him.
Jordan is the one who caused Shawn to miss his target and hit Hayden rather than Jakson.

Not sure why the author didn’t mention these vital facts!

BreckRoy
BreckRoy

Not quite. The hitman specifically said that he did the job. But Shawn Butler was the perfect patsy to take the fall, didn’t he? Or am i missing something.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hmmmm, I don’t know. Nik’s hitman specifically said that Shawn thought he missed Jake and accidentally hit Hayden because of Jordan. It went so in favor of Nik’s minion. Stroke of luck? Shawn probably did fire, but the bullet went wild/astray and is most likely embedded somewhere. Sounds confusing, but it seems pretty clear. Then again, the writers will fix it any way they want it fixed. Things could change at their whim….
I did mention earlier that there should be an investigation…too easy? Yeah, the so-apt police department will figure out the trajectory of the bullet in maybe…… uhmm, two years?

CeeCee
CeeCee

No, SZima. Nik’s evil-doer had no idea Shawn would be there. That’s what he was referring to. The hitman said he shot Hayden. Shawn THINKS he shot her.
As I said, an investigation will prove all this…if there is one……if I were there? Every piece of the puzzle would be in its place. I think I’m in the wrong profession……LOL and triple LOL.

samantha Fournier
samantha Fournier

I want her to tell all and bust Elizabeth out ……

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know, Samantha. What really disturbs me is that Jake is missing so much precious time with his son. A shame, really. These are a boy’s formative years, and Danny deserves to know his father. Sooo, C’mon, writers.

By the way, Samantha? I’m sure you are aware that Fournier literally means ‘oven keeper’, or ‘tender’. Later, it was Baker or Boulanger. Don’t mind me…..name-derivation fascinates me, especially Italian, French, English and Castilian Spanish.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@ Timmm.
Hi,
Hmmmm….pick whom? Impossible for me. I love them both. So, if they should come back, I hope it would not come to that, Timmm. No cat fights over Nik…not worth it. The Prince has put a few dents in his crown. Please do not let there be a Britt versus Hayden scene of any kind…LOL.

tweets
tweets

good bye!

brian
brian

Well truth be told, I am finding that like Britt Westbourne, I hated her at first and am now warming to her….but there are many other characters who need some focus and airtime.

Ces
Ces

Yeah, I kinda wish Britt would have visited with Nicholas. It was fun to see her back and I never thought I’d say that!

Timmm
Timmm

Brit-vs-Hayden!

Frank
Frank

I hope they bring Rebecca Budig back as I would love to see more of her character Hayden.

carolyn
carolyn

Think it would be great. Always loved her.Great actress.

Nancy
Nancy

please ler her wake up SOO N,

Robin from East Tennessee
Robin from East Tennessee

I love little (Peanut) her nick name that Cameron (“Ryan”) gave her on All My Children, but yeah, I think Rebecca is a great actress and could be an asset to General Hospital. She plays a bad girl well, but she also plays a good girl well too.

nicole
nicole

I would absolutely love love love for Rebecca budig to stay!! I really hope she returns love Hayden’s character !!

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I’d like to see her wake up and totally blow Liz and Nikolas out of the water! In just a short amount of time GH made Hayden a more compelling character than they have yet with Nina.

Timmm
Timmm

Amen Jenny!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Yes I would! Was this just choice to leave. She never got a back story

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

I get so really tired of Elizabeths always lying. Why cant she be straight up for once and then she might have a chance in a relationship. But, oh no, knowing hes Jason, married to Sam and a father to a baby he doesnt know, she takes him to bed. Of course, she will lose again!

Alice Robinson
Alice Robinson

Wake up, Hayden!!!! Wake UP!!! Then go kick Nikolas’ butt all over that island.

Ces
Ces

i like that gh is cleaning house. Can we unload kiki next? Her character is such a wast of time. Also, i love roger howarth and michelle stafford as actors but what is their purpose on gh? The cast needs to shrink.

shrona
shrona

Ces, you’re reading my mind. I love Roger and Michelle too but they are not getting the storyline their talents deserve. And maybe it’s because I’m such a huge Kristen Alderson fan, but I can’t stand nuKiki.

SZima
SZima

Wow, do I ever agree about Kiki! Right now the most annoying and unnecessary character on the show!
I also agree about RH and MS…love them but they’re totally NOT needed.

Janice
Janice

Sad that it was only a short term gig.
I thought they put her on contract.

shrona
shrona

I’m hoping she has a short term project she was previously committed to ( like a Lifetime movie) and will return to GH after to wreak more havoc!

TMJ
TMJ

Excellent actress. Terrible storyline. I feel bad for her, but I’m glad she is gone.

Carolyn
Carolyn

I hope Rebecca Budig comes back! She was one of the biggest shining talents during the #GHLive shows and adds intrigue and humor, coupled with drama and great timing to Hayden.

Rose M
Rose M

She can come back but ONLY if she lets loose with that secret before she leaves. I’m way tired of waiting for this thing to come out! Good News/Bad News: Good – Jason Morgan Recast. Bad – He doesn’t find out for 2 years who he really is. RESULT – Nobody tuned in to see it happen.

BreckRoy
BreckRoy

Lol, Billy Miller has been on th show about six months. Soaps used to keep secrets like paternities and infidelities for years.

kelly
kelly

I would definitely welcome Rebecca Budig back to GH. Any character that doesn’t like Elizabeth and puts her in her place,is a character I want in Port Charles. Plus Hayden was actually an interesting new character, unlike say Kiki.

Carol
Carol

I would like to see her back but not to upset the apple cart.

Brenda Kay
Brenda Kay

YES BRING REBECCA BUDIG BACK!!!!! Let her tell the truth and keep her on GH! She is a brilliant actress and would bring so much to the show. Please please keep her on GH!!!!! I will be so disappointed if this is it for her. GH writers need to get a grip on their stories and stop bouncing all over the place with loose ends everywhere. Can we please tell Jake the truth once and for all and can Elizabeth just get her own man for a change. Frustrated!!

Terri Capraro
Terri Capraro

YES, I want her to stay on GH. I loved her as Greenlee and I feel she could be an awesome character as Hayden. Give her a chance. She wasn’t on long enough to show what she can do. Really disappointed that she is leaving so soon.

Sarah
Sarah

I have enjoyed seeing Rebecca Budig back on screen. I don’t totally like her character, but I will miss seeing her on GH.

su0000
su0000

well,,
Hayden (Rebecca Budig) is recurring..
And-
FV and RC know the great acting talents of Rebecca, they will not let her go..
I will be looking forward to her return, she is a spit fire, very spicey, an awesome type of a soap character..

Timmm
Timmm

Maybe putting her in a coma was a way for Frank to measure her popularity and decide if they should put her on contract?

su0000
su0000

Hi Timmm..
that could be..
I believe Rebeca will have a great future on GH..
She fits in very will..
GH and Rebeca= great match ..

aria
aria

I love Hayden, i hope Rebecca decides to come back, and i’m glad the character wasn’t killed off, i knew she only came in short term but i hope GH’s RC/FV ask her to come on board and stay longer, she was so good, so keeping my fingers cross. As for Nikolas, oh boy, i’m not sure how to feel about this, I think if prince nik is taking a shot at the dark side then he for sure needs his mom Laura, so i’m so glad Genie Francis is coming back, hope her return is for more then just Luke goodbye..

Christine
Christine

I hope the writers keep Rebecca on the show. I would love to see her and Carly go after Elizabeth and Nicholas for keeping Jason from her (Carly)….. GH need another spicy woman with a backbone like Carly,
Let her stay around and cause trouble for Nicholas and Elizabeth. Find a man for her, better yet put her with Rick Lansing to make Elizabeth sooooo unhappy!!!!!!

Mary SF
Mary SF

Not surprised, they wrote her character into a corner and the character had no real ties to Port Charles. It’s unfortunate that GH hires all these big names from daytime and prime soaps, only to use them for short stints at a time. For me one of the joys of daytime is having the chance to get to know a character, to see them evolve over time, but when they come in and out of the canvas so fast, I can’t really empathized or care about them. Hayden taking a bullet meant nothing to me, because she meant nothing to me. Her existence was another example where instead of the plot revealing something about the character, the character was only there to further the plot.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Yes, Mary SF, I hear you, and agree. As much as DAYS is not well balanced storyline wise, the fact that their contract players are all on mostly on a regular basis, I care so much more for the characters on DAYS compared to GH. GH has so many recurring characters, like that of Rosalie (who I love), but like you say, it’s hard to empathize and care about the recurring characters on GH, the cast is so large, and now that Monica is no where to be seen, or Kevin, or Brad/Felix/Lucas, I don’t care as much about them, and it’s a crying shame. I like Hayden, and hope she returns, and hopefully as the cast is now trimming down, hopefully the EP will look into reducing the short stints.

lisa
lisa

Yes that would be very interested. And ut needs to be real soon.

Penny andrews
Penny andrews

I would really like her to stay. Loved her in all my children awesome actress

Jayson
Jayson

Are TPTB out of their minds???? Rebecca Budig has brought sexiness, sassiness, and humor to this role like only she could. I freaking adore Hayden, and i’m crushed that she’s not on contract. Who do I contact to bring her back to the show? Make her a long-loss Quartermaine. Now that Tony is leaving, Jane Elliot needs a storyline. Make Hayden her daughter, or Carly’s adoptive father’s daughter. Make her pregnant with Nicholas’s child. For heavens sake, BRING HER BACK!

Tivette
Tivette

I would LOVE for Rebecca Buddig to wake up at the right time to spill the beans AND to find out she is preggers with Prince Nik’ s baby! She has the strength to manage Nik and his crazy grandmother. What great potential stories could be had with Rebecca as a matriarch in the making! Oh my, if only…

Karen
Karen

AMEN! LOVE THAT IDEA! A QUARTERMAINE SHE MUST BE! AND PREGNANT WITH NIC’S CHILD! I LIKE BOTH IDEAS!
REBECCA HAS TO STAY

Timmm
Timmm

Hayden as a Q, excellent Jayson.

Candace Profit
Candace Profit

I would love to see Hayden return. She was a good character and she brought a good energy to the show.

Debra
Debra

I hope she wakes up and explores the character . Rebecca Is an amazing actress. Look what she did with Greenlee on AMC. I think that was a character short term until she created an amazing love to hate. I think Hayden is what PC needs.

Patrick
Patrick

I was hoping she would have short-term amnesia… at least with the JakeDoe reveal

I haven’t been this gobsmacked with such a natural… in a very long time…

I was hoping Britt was returning to help stir up the pot… w/Nikolas
and MS’ Nina sure could use a friend… COUSIN to carry story with

Britta intertwined with Nikolas and Hayden
Britta mixing with cousin Nina, Franco, Ric, Dr. O., Nathan, Brad, Liz, Spence… she’s endless in her presence with all of GH

ie: Nikolas… where does he go from here? with Britta and Hayden gone
and… for him to see Liz wanting “desperately” to move on with “Jake” certainly is a slap in the face / realization…. that Liz is NOT interested in Nikolas

hopefully, the writers will continue to gung ho… NIkolas , no holds barred…. surge for power… and all the excitement he is generating

Rebecca Buddig, : surprise, surprise

mama22
mama22

There is a lot of potential for this character. She brings energy and excitement to the canvas. Bring her back.

Shay
Shay

I’ll be glad to see Hayden gone….I couldn’t warm up to this character, whatsoever. I only wish that that more unnecessary roles were dispensed with as quickly….like Nina, Sappy, Felix, Jordan, Kiki and Val-Chops. There’s something to be said for such expediency when there is no valid long-term reason for a character, and having one hang around simply for the sake of being there is not only foolish, but a waste of time and space better utilized by old favorites. And speaking of, will someone please get Britt back on a more regular basis? I know KT left to seek other work, but her brief return was a true breath of fresh air, and she is badly needed is on the GH canvas. No other female has captured the spark, humor and villainy of that sexy minx, Dr. Westbourne!!!!

Ginger
Ginger

I’m very disappointed. I really want Rebecca to stay. She is a terrific actress. Bring her back! With so many leaving, this is just what we need now!

Patricia Herndon
Patricia Herndon

Yes I want Hayden to stay,,she is a great actress an she plays mean good ,but then in the long run kid want to see the good side of her

Erika Litton
Erika Litton

I love Rebecca Budig. She was my fav on AMC. Would ore than love for her to stay. Exellent actress. Nik is unreal. He better have a reason behind is evil doings. Let saving or protecting somebody.

Joe
Joe

If that stupid lawsuit between ABC and Prospect Park ever gets resolved, maybe ABC can get back the AMC and OLTL rights and bring her back, and say she’s been Greenlee all along, posing as Hayden.

Monica
Monica

Yes keep her on to blow Elizabeth up

Andrea
Andrea

Bring Hayden back

louisa
louisa

GH is crazy. They need to bring Rebecca Budig back any get rid of Valerie, Kiki, Julian, Ava, Nina…the list goes on.

Anita
Anita

You said a mouth full

General Hospital

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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