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Rebecca Budig Makes Her General Hospital Debut When Hayden Announces She's "Jake's" Wife!

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Holy Moly! That was quite the entrance on Friday’s episode of General Hospital by Rebecca Budig!

The former Greenlee Smythe of All My Children has returned to the daytime soap fold in her new role as Hayden Barns.  But as things were left on cliffhanger Friday, Budig’s appearance put a wrench into Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and “Jake’s” (Billy Miller) plan to move their relationship to the next level!  Nothing like doorbell interruptus, right?

“Jake” AKA Jason and Elizabeth decide they want each other, and as they are about to go upstairs to seal the deal, the doorbell rings at the Webber house and lo and behold who is standing there, Rebecca Budig.  When Elizabeth questioned who she is, Budig’s character replies she is looking for a man calling himself “Jake Doe” and that she is his wife.  Oh, yeah?  Doubtful!

Enter Budig whose new role as Hayden Barns was revealed in an interview with Michael Logan at TV Insider where the chat was quick to point out that “Jake” is Jason and there is no way he had a relationship with Hayden.  Budig replied, “Oh, right. Well, you will find out about Hayden’s motive very soon. (Laughs) I just don’t want the fans to hate me! Soap fans get very passionate.”

Many are betting that none other than Liz’s jilted ex Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) may be behind this sudden emergence of this woman throwing a huge wrench into Jake and Liz’s life whose timing was letter perfect.

Were you shocked at Budig’s entrance and who she will be playing?  Do you think Ric is behind her showing up in Port Charles … or someone else is? Comment below!

And,  make sure to check out the new ABC promo featuring Budig to the tune of Hall & Oates’ classic “Maneater” in TV Insider, and get ready for more Budig on GH in the weeks ahead, and below check out the final scene from Friday’s episode, and the sneak peek pick-up of it to air on Monday!

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CeeCee
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CeeCee

Finally. I am so glad she finally stepped onto the GH stage. …..just love her. However, I hope this storyline does not turn into another neverending mystery from Lalaland. Another tool for Helena to use in the taking over of ELQ? The Cassadines always end up being involved in every debacle…why not this one? All roads lead to Rome, afterall… For some reason this feels like déjà-vu…as if I’ve said this before. I must be in the Twilight Zone….anyway, here I go again racking my brain as to how and when Jason/Jake was married to this , yet, other woman?….wasn’t… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

I believe Sonny sent her to break up Liz and Jake to help his brother Ric who wants Liz…finally, nuttin to do with those Cassidines!!!

su0000
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su0000

I said.
Ric hired her to play Jakes wife to keep Jake away from Carly and from Liz.
That leaves Liz free for him and Carly/Sonny free of Jake too…
He killed 2 birds with one stone lol ..

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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jimh(leave it to beaver)

Me wrong…su right…lol

Linda
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Linda

I love Greenly, think she is going to be a great asset to the show. She was great on All My Children, she’s going to be even greater on GH.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I think you’re right, Linda. I also think she will be redeemed eventually and act the good girl. She will do this when she falls for someone….Silas?…..or for Jake himself, and she will reveal all because she does not want to hurt him any longer.
If only Jake would remember…sigh!

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

Agreed…especially since she gets to work with Billy…. I really am unhappy with the current pairings….Jake and Liz ( yuck) Patrick and Sam ( I want someone much better than Sam for Patrick) and finally Carly and Sonny this time around seem a bit stale…they used to have great sexual chemistry…

LOL…maybe it’s me but I’m just not that into any of them!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

I could care less about this character. TPTB is just making up stuff as they go along. There is no longer a true creative vision for the show.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

You said it, Lawrence, as I’ve said a million times before, except that I, for one, am very happy to see Rebecca back on my screen.

Ces
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Ces

I agree Lawrence.
I could do without another character on this show

dmr
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dmr

Unfortunately, I agree with you, Lawrence. It’s too bad. The show has a lot of promise with some wonderful actors. It’s unfortunate that many times, we are not able to see storylines unfold in realistic time, or we hear about them unfolding behind the scenes. Many storylines are dropped. I often forget a lot of the characters because the viewers do not see them for weeks on end. The larger the cast gets, the more this happens. I’m about two weeks behind on the show, and I have no ambition to catch-up. I watch a little of each episode to… Read more »

SiteAdvocate61
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SiteAdvocate61

If Ric is behind her appearance then he moved rather quickly.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good premise, SiteAdvocate. That’s brilliant!! What better way to cause dissension between Jake and Liz? A beautiful wife. He has no memory, sooooo……perfetto!!!!

Robert
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Robert

I think Ric found her on that dating site. I forgot what day that was but at the end of the episode Ric had this look on his face when he received a ping from the site and you can tell, the wheels in his mind was turning so hard they were burning,lol. I am guessing she is playing a woman who has searched long and hard for love and has been burned badly in her search. My theory is Ric, offered her a dream man to shape to be her perfect man.

Shari
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Shari

Yes I thought the same thing. He found her on the dating app that Molly was showing him.

Ces
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Ces

Lol!
Glad to see Ric put that site to good use but really the “wife” thing is so damn overused that I’m over it.

Patrick
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Patrick

I agree… Ces… it’s an overused ploy plot line I have to eat crow… and step back… LOL… give prop to aka : Greenlee CeeCee: she LOOKED darned GOOD 1. I am too the moon tho… if this gives us the dastardly evil maniacal Ric Lansing intelligent drama i still say… it’s a dream team… Ric and Carly when Ric went to the metro court to have a drink… when he and Liz broke up… the “magnetism” between him and Carly bada bing I have said enough… and this is a game set and match, for the win… if they… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I was really hoping it wasn’t Rick because it was so obvious…thought it would involve Sloane blackmailing him. And…..Rick is a brilliant lawyer who was dumped because he tried to manipulate “Jake”. So what does he do in an attempt to get her back? Manipulate him again. Bright…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Everyone is so intuitive here…..You guessed right, Robert. At the time Molly approached her father about the dating site, I thought nothing of it. It went right over my head. I should have known there was a reason for mentioning such triviality.

Laurie
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Laurie

New castings don’t bother me. I say bring it on! See how it goes. Just cut your losses if it doesn’t go well and carry on. In the promo video for Monday, she says something like “oh, there you are”, but how? She wouldn’t recognize him since his facial reconstruction surgery. I just hope this sl doesn’t turn into a 3+ month ordeal like w/Helena who shouldn’t have been onscreen for more than 3-4 wks. She just left, now here’s another obstacle to Jake&Liz. If this evolves into helping Jake regain his memory then fine. Especially since he seems to… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I know right: she said…. “even with the facial reconstructive surgery, I still recognize you” ???? huh? Liz clearly asked her… how did you know this ? and how to find him at her place LOL writing …. step up regardless… the tiger beat gooey eyes between Jake doe and Liz… (does work) if we have to pic and choose between Liz, Carly, and Sam… NOW ??? it’s with Hayden the GH production team… simply have got to GET nuJason… a mind of his own … have him firing the shots… and STOP reacting … he needs shutz pa… balls…… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ah, Laurie…I bet it will turn out to be another dragged-out plot.
A few posts ago, a viewer suggested that Rebecca would be one of Spencer’s doctors….possibly hooking up with Nik? I really would have liked that scenario better…
Just let poor Liz get on with Jake….all she needs to do is sleep with him once….all buried-memories fwill be flooding back for both…..C’mon, now, writers.

Betty
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Betty

Jake dose not be long to Liz he is SAMs Liz is mad to kept him from sam

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Betty
Why are you answering over a year later, Rebby?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I mean over half year, later….way past that, don’t you think?

Jojo
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Jojo

It saddens me, after all of these years of watching that GH has been reduced to nothing but a Hollyoaks wannabe … but without believable story, realistic cinematography. RB should have quit while she was ahead. ABC doesn’t do soaps any more and GH is the proof.

su0000
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su0000

umm
GH the only ABC soap has gotten a ‘million’ new viewers since RC&FV took over..
GH is the only soap to bring in a million viewers..
the other 3 soaps have have not come close to doing that lol

GH is by far the best soap for entertainment 🙂

Nonetheless; it is not for everybody..
One needs an open mind and a sense of humor and to be cool very cool to ‘get’ GH..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yeaheeeee, for Su. You were soooo right, su. Congratulations !!!! When you’re right, you’re right.
Rick did hire Hayden.
Now, promise me one prediction…have a certain oversexed and over the hill mama cut it out…disgusting… Sorry, Harry…just could not resist…my fingers have a mind of their own…freedom of fingers(speech) and all….

brenda
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brenda

Have you seen the ratings suooo? Two weeks in a row of all time lows.

I love gh
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I love gh

I love this soap! The current producers/writing team are operating under much different conditions than the 80’s team. They have a much smaller budget, they have to shoot episodes at twice the speed to save money, and they don’t have the same network promotions backing it. Even under these conditions, they try to tie history in with current, new story. It’s not an easy situation to be in, all the while knowing that each quarter could be your last. Thank goodness for Cartini. They saved my soap. If not for them, we simply wouldn’t be watching it anymore because it… Read more »

Shari
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Shari

Yes! I agree! It was about to be canceled like OLTL and AMC. I may not always love all the storylines but I like it better now that I did 5 years ago.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

Could be tied to Sloane and Helena…they don’t want Jason…it’s going to be difficult to think of him as Jason…to me he’s jake who used to be Jason…I think they want this woman to confuse him even more, create a whole past with her that he never had, in the hope that he’ll stop searching for the truth. Maybe they’re betting on the possibility that he won’t remember/find out he’s Jason unless Nicolas tells him, which clears the way to the ELQ takeover.

su0000
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su0000

it is Ric and possibly Sonny..
Ric wants Liz and to get rid of Jake he hired someone to play his wife..
and for Sonny, to keep Jake away from Carly ..

it is scheme to get Jake away from their women by having his wife show up LOL

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I think that’s a possibility…especially since Rick was checking out the singles sites. But I’m still leaning toward Sloane via Helena…

Patrick
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Patrick

I wouldn’t say… Liz, Carly, and Sam are “fighting” over him…. yet but… they are certainly vying for his attentions but.. thee awestruck little boy blue… OH for lack of a better term… his endearment for treating these “ladies” just so… LOL.. his lamenting to any one who will listen if any one dares mistreat Carly, Liz, or Sam…. LOL… now he has to contest with Hayden as well? give me a break… show some balls… muscle… machismo… A MAN where ? LOL… Jake Doe isn’t faring as well as Steve Burton in this situation writing Biller Miller has been… Read more »

Kady
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Kady

Can’t they ever let Liz be happy? We finally get the kiss with Jake and the promise of something more and the PTB throw a wrench in it? Wouldn’t there have been more at stake had they let Jake & Liz go upstairs together? Liz and Jake have great chemistry, let’s let them play it out.

Ces
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Ces

Right? They didn’t even make it an evening without a damn imposter surfacing.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m waiting for “a turn” of events surrounding Jake Doe

seeing some viability with Liz… his best get to date… would have been something

any thing

it’s near time over

Billy Miller does not do reaction …. well

his turn at taking charge with steam manned up ballsy comedic timing feelings abound

are his forte

enough of this patsy little turns with each of the women…

where is his man

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Right? What Liz needs to do is use her wits. With Carly’s help, they can piece the puzzle together.
Hayden’s sudden appearance should be suspicious…why now? This is so dumb. What’s to stop Liz and Carly investigating this contrived story and verify the validity of the documents?….C’mon , guys…move your butts.

W. R.
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W. R.

Should be interesting to see how they explain her showing up. What with him having his face completely reconstructed. No one could recognize him. They had no information about him so that they could begin a search for anyone he might have “left behind”. Then there’s his fingerprints which have been sent through the databases and came up empty (except for matching Jason’s, but that was “fixed”). She acted like she recognized him.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

In actuality I think anyone who knew him should recognize him. He should have the same voice, mannerisms, core values, eyes…c’mon…if a loved one had facial reconstruction wouldn’t we still somehow know him/ her. That’s why this is ridiculous because yes, a wife, a mother, an ex girlfriend, a couple of best friends…they should all know by now.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Well, the imposter Rick hired is getting antsy….when will the “bribers” ever learn. It would follow that the “bribee” will always come back for more…..like a leach.

Lourdes
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Lourdes

I think Nicolas has something to do with this. Probably from talking with Sam, he senses that Jake and Elizabeth are getting to close and since he knows it’s really Jason, and he’s keeping that from Sam. For some reason, he’s trying to keep everyone from finding out or worse. Remember, he still loves Elizabeth.
He’s just gonna have to keep her (Rebbeca Budig) on a short leash. For everyone’s sake.

Just please don’t make her into a whinny witch like Greenlee was!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I swear… Nicholas is at the forefront for reel Fluke and Jake Doe are dimming yesterdays ep: i was actually feeling sorry for Anthony Geary… as he’s behind the door… as Patricia daughter is telling Lulu and Tracy that her mother is dead were we required to laugh with Spinelli as his joust with Nathan’s muscles and bootylicious bod made an entrance… even I felt for the actor who plays Nathan what happened to the one who dropped his towel on Anna… Sloane prop time : Maura West and Michael Easton : Ava and Silas… GH for all their shenanigans..… Read more »

mfarris70
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mfarris70

I don’t think Hayden is actually known by Jake at all. She’s an assassin sent by Helena to get rid of Soldier Boy now that he’s useless.

Timmm
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Timmm

I didnt watch AMC. Is there a chance that Hayden turns out to be Greenlee? Could her character have a connection to Port Charles?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Sure, Timmm. Why not? Pine Valley and Port Charles share a few common characters, such as Skye Chandler, Anna Devane, her sister, Alex, and nephew Aidan. So why not Hayden/Greenlee….interchangeable? LOL.

richard
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richard

Unfortunately, as much I would love to see Greenlee Smythe in PC, I believe PP still own the rights to AMC characters, so Greenlee couldn’t show up without the current brass getting sued. I have been suggesting since AMC went off the air, that Vincent Izzary and David Hayward need to show up in PC!! Could u imagine him going up against Obrecht?? And his past with Anna Devane?? And then throw Greenlee, his ex wife in there as well…..ahh one can dream…….

Timmm
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Timmm

Thats what I thought. Frank and Ron seem like huge soap fans and they did dig up Delilah from Ryan’s Hope. Why not Greenlee from AMC?

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

The PP lawsuit prevents use of any AMC and OLTL characters until that lawsuit is settled. It was only then that we started seeing Frank and Ron mention the Alden family from LOVING and introduce Delia from Ryan’s Hope, and Franco mentioning to Félix that he had a threesome with a blond named Ally (Laura Wright) and a redhead whose name he didn’t remember (Jocelyn, played be Lisa Lo Cicero) from THE CITY. It felt to me like Frank and Ron thumbing their nose at PP by proving they can use characters and history from SOME shows of ABC’s past,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

only if this gets us Vincent Irizarry … the former Dr. David Hayward

CeeCee
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CeeCee

David was a ‘civilization ‘ all his own , wasn’t he, Patrick? Are we sure he’s not another Cassadine brother?

Patrick
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Patrick

oh, most definitely

if not a Cassadine

I’d take him as a DiMera as Peter Blake… or a brother of Stefano, for DAYS!

Patrick
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Patrick

PS: Vincent Irizzary

can you imagine if he was Stefano younger brother…. @Days

he’s a doctor… and working at the Salem Hospital, perhaps if they made him incognito… ??? I don’t know.. any thing to see Mary Beth Evans involved

AND

Kayla falls IN Love with HIM

YES

MATCH

Christy
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Christy

I read that Elizabeth is suspicious of the “wife”… I hope E figures out that Rick hired her, and quickly. Rick is a predictable little jerk.

Ces
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Ces

Stupid. Predictable. Already been done several times ….. really, couldn’t the writers come up with something more interesting than a wife in the picture? Doesn’t Jake have enough women in his life at the moment?
I’m Bored already.

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

I didn’t see it, but were they really going to have sex? She was just in bed with Ric a few weeks ago. Elizabeth is not a slut yet they love making her look like one. Why do they have to rush this?

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I wouldn’t think she was a slut if she and Jake got together. These people are adults; they’re not having one night stands. She was with Rick because she genuinely loved him and she was overwhelmed at his return. However, she has already known “Jake” for months and had already developed feelings for him. Perfectly natural for them to want to be together now that she’s no longer with Rick.

dmr
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dmr

Elizabeth always seems to get a bad reputation-for having 3 children with 3 men, moving into relationships too quickly, etc., etc. The poor girl has been celibate for years it seems (well, before she rekindled things with her ex-husband, Ric) and has been very unlucky in love. Carly has 3 kids with 3 different men, as does Alexis. Alexis was in bed with Ned on NYE, and now is with Julian. I like Elizabeth with Jake, Nik, and Ric. Look at Carly. Look at Sam. Elizabeth is a Saint compared to those two. She hasn’t always been my favorite character;… Read more »

Chrystie Delancey
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Chrystie Delancey

Most likely they are going to put Jason back in Sam’s orbit, so for them to rush Elizabeth and Jason is unsettling. I find it rushing because just weeks ago she was in bed with Ric, irregardless of the fact that she has known “Jake” for months – she was still in someone else’s bed. That is not romance to me. That is bedhopping. I hate that they do this to Elizabeth. Also, it was not that long ago she was with Nikolas and not long before that it was AJ. Finally they give Elizabeth some story and they try… Read more »

Jeanne Meurer
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Jeanne Meurer

Yes, Liz is a saint compared to Sam and CArly. How could Jake love Sam in the future, after having been with Liz. It would be a tough act to follow, after Elizabeth. Liz is one one the best young actresses around on daytime. Jake/Jason should feel very lucky to be opposite her. RC and FRank should put their heads together, and see the wonder they are creating on the GH set. Jake just lights up at the very sight of Liz and vice versa. Why would RC want to spoil this romance for the GH fans. Sam and Jake… Read more »

Michael
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Michael

It would be cool if she wad indeed Greenlee. I am a bit confused with the whole Prospect Park situation. Is it over as they Mentioned Skye several times. With her connections to OLTL and AMC are they able to do that?

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

GH was the last soap the character of Skye was a contract regular on, and for something like 7 years and appeared several times in the years after her departure from GH. I’m assuming that’s why she is fair game for GH to mention, while there’s a complete block on mentioning any AMC and OLTL names on GH until the lawsuit is settled. Certainly we’re not in the loop on all the legalities, but Skye was most recently, and possibly for the longest continuous time, a GH character. Just did a little research… Christopher played Skye on AMC for 4… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thanks. Great synopsis davidevansmith.
You and I share the same feeling toward Ryan Lavery. Everything about that guy gave me the creeps. His blood-relation with Duke, re-enforces that strong visceral feeling of repulsion…LOL.

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

LOL CeeCee….. I liked him early on when he was a smarmy con who knew he was sexy and fit and used it to seduce the wealthy Gillian in the sauna, but beyond that, when they started building the whole series around him as a leading man but couldn’t get a real family for him off the ground was just kind of weak. He was Patrick Lavery’s son, then he was Chris Stamp’s, and then OOPS he was actually Lavery’s after all. Just a mess. After a while when the shirtlessness stopped I really had no use for him. Overblown… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@davidevansmith

Robin Christopher, is a foxy sexy intriguing actor and her turn as Skye never lessened her presence

GH needs her
Julian needs her
ELQ needs her
Carly wants to fight
the Quartermaine legacy would maintain and pull

beyond measure is quantifiable lovefest

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Davidevansmith conclusively convinced me that Hayden could not be Greenlee. I accept that.
More to the point, I think Jake’s wedding ring will be the tell-all story. I believe it’s a replica? Or is it fake ????? Maybe? I do not know Sam/Jason history with the ring. I am confused. But, the ring will be the mystery solver. Is Jake’s ring supposed to match Sam’s or something? If so, then Sam will see it on him or in one of those pictures and voila’……

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I agree, Patrick. Would LOVE Robin Christopher back as Skye at GH. Such a misstep when they didn’t even bring her back for AJs funeral!

T
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T

I read a recent interview about Melissa Archer’s supposed exit at DAYS. “In recent years, DAYS has formed a really bad habit of casting big name female soap alums, then ditching them after plot driven stories fail to catch on,” it read. What about GH? All they do is bring back fan favorites (Felicia, Lucy, Kevin, Laura), cast big name actors and actresses from other soaps (Michelle Stafford, Donna Mills, Emme Rylan), it seems just for the buzz, and then never show them after they’ve done their purpose. When was the last storyline that Felicia, Lucy, or Kevin were in… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

My personal feeling about Archer, T, is that we expected the same character, Natalie, to be Serena. I, for one, surprised myself ….I truly dislike Serena. The character has not caught-on. Therefore, you are so right when you say that bringing these big soap names On screen, comes to nought. I was so used to seeing archer as Natalie that it is hard to accept her as the Serena character. Especially, if said character seems devious. Now, another dubious Aussie made his debut. Yeah, he is a hunk….but, I don’t like him already….again, just as GH, a storyline to be… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

PS. The same could be said of Michelle Stafford. Nina is/was not well accepted…her introduction as a looney-tune(s) among the hypocritical inhabitants of PC killed the character before Michelle could showcase her talent.

Patrick
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Patrick

i’m fraught and angst ridden

Melissa Archer : Serena
Sarah Joy Browne, Madison
Kassie DePaiva, Eve

women we love

befuddled that the writing regimes didn’t or are not capitalizing on these sizzling characters

I don’t think a save Eve campaign is on the horizon… as much as people disdain her written portrayal… she’s still frontburner

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Patric,
So true, Patrick. TPTB have completely ruined these soap icons for me.

dmr
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dmr

I agree, the character of Serena is not engaging, nor was Jordan. Serena’s scenes always appear very awkward to me. The storyline is b-o-r-i-n-g. I am tired of Eric-as boring as watching paint dry. All he does is preach his “hollier than thou” rant or ream out Nicole. Tired of Nic’s “apology tour of 2015” too. CeeCee, I agree with you about Michelle Stafford. The mannerisms that she employs for Nina appear very awkward and odd-“little girl” like to me. The character was shoved down our throats at first glance, then sort of dropped somewhere along the line.

T
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T

I agree! That is what I am saying! Talented actresses and characters such as Michelle Stafford (Nina Clay) and others were shoved down our throats, and got cut somewhere along the way. They brought Stafford on, practicaly advertising some great big storyline, and currently she’s seen less than five times a month– doing absolutely nothing. It bothers me the way the show brings on (somewhat) talented actors and actresses, that are said to be Portraying “killer new roles,” and wind up being– well– duds! Hope the same isn’t to be said about Budig.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL what a crock of bull…. etc… etc… etc… referring to the 9 1/2 weeks “special” between Nicole and Dr. dullard dumb down Jonas… I have had it ! livid that the character of Nicole has to schlep and dumb down as many a fan know… Arianne Zucker is capable of being her own woman… ballsy tough shrewd and able to get a man who wants her so over… her small frying it with Daniel, Eric, and Brady…. TRY HER WITH RAFE… if DAYS can’t get Christie Clark back permanently… or hire a new EJ or Peter Blake… get Nicole… Read more »

Ravello
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Ravello

Prospect park defaulted on payments to ABC (and everyone else, huge list of creditors) so ABC certainly owns the characters but I doubt they will use any AMC characters as long as the nuisance lawsuit lingers in the courts. Prospect park was a total joke, they failed totally.
I don’t watch GH but tuned in to see Rebecca, she looks great.

lizzy
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lizzy

You don’t have to be too smart to figure out that this is Rick’s doing. He found her online and is paying her off. I suppose now we will take the next two years for everyone in Port Charles to figure it out. This show is getting old. We still don’t have Luke figured out . . . and no one has picked up on Spinelli recognizing “Stone Cold” so Jason is still Jake and now we have to deal with Jake’s “wife”. A Rick never changes his spots.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I guess I’m not too smart, lizzy…LOL. I really don’t give it my all when Molly and her father interact. I always get the feeling that the acting is forced. No warmth…there is a distinct disconnection between these two….as there is between her and TJ. What I mostly notice is how more and more beautiful Molly gets each time I see her on screen…..she has the most perfect facial features, this girl has!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

How much more of Luke must we ingest? Suffer through? Look at his creepy face, and his combed-over hair? His lewdness?…..making advances toward his own niece.!!!!!…….ewwww. He must be someone else reincarnate. The devil?

Shay
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Shay

He really is a putrid piece of work, isn’t he, CeeCee? I’m not calling the man— formerly known as Luke— “Puke” these days for nothing….I truly cannot wait until this nauseating storyline highlighting his utter depravity is over….I’m past caring why this miserable miscreant did the disgusting things he’s done…..as far as I’m concerned, there is no viable excuse for his atrocious antics. I just want this revolting mess to be fini, and the sooner, the better. P.S. Naughty girl….I read your above comments about our favorite object of derision…. you just couldn’t contain yourself any longer, could you? (Hey,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Hi Shay, You know, I truly try to put Nancy’s role as Alexis in perspective. She is following the directions of TPTB. Does she have a say? Probably. What I do see is that other characters that age keep it covered. I suppose with the growing extinction of soaps, there’s a shortage of roles for said actress and her ilk. Contrary to the belief that I don’t think people of a certain age do not engage in sex is a fallacy. I do not live under a rock. However, women of a certain age should have a certain amount of… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

GH was interrupted today…a building in the city collapsed…poof, just like that. Wow! I hope no one is hurt. We do not know much yet. Anyway, I watched the rest on my iPad. And, oh, my gosh, Shay….little Danny was stuck in bed between dumb and dumber. This kid is a baby, but here’s Patrick, talking to him as if he were talking to a 12-year-old about a science project. Really? No way is a little child that age going to ask, ” Are you my daddy now?”. He does not remember having a daddy….technically, he has never had one.… Read more »

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rebecca1

Kudos to GH for showing Alexis rollin’ around with her man! As Nancy said in an interview with Michael Fairman regarding sex in the afternoon with more mature women “…Frank and Ron…they don’t judge that way. Now there’s much more even representation. I’ve never worked on any show with so many women in my age range. It’s incredible. Back when Frons was running things, it was only Jane Elliot and me and they were ignoring us. We were the original walking dead.” So fun to see Sam walking in on her parents…lol…none of us would want to see our parents… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yes, Shay, I did get your very well-received response….loved every word…. Ate it all up with a spoon….LOL. later.

Shay
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Shay

Well, CeeCee, to no great surprise, my lengthy response to your insightful commentary failed to make it to post….for some reason this particular subject gets us into hot water more often than not…LOL! At any rate, I hope my reply at least landed in your inbox (Yes? No?) since there was much food for thought indeed included in it…..

Shay
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Shay

No, CeeCee, you are definitely not alone in your reservations about young Daniel’s questionable exposure to his mother’s sleepovers….I was thinking the very same thing. However, at least Sam and Patrick had completed their “activities” and were clothed….just imagine if that adorable little munchkin had wandered downstairs to that house of ill-repute, I mean living room, whilst his insatiable slag of a granny was getting her freak on with her latest toy boy. That poor kid would have been scarred for life at the sight of her stripped down and acting like a pig in heat!! (Wouldn’t we all…LOL! Although… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

“Hello? Is this the censorship bureau? Yes, this is the Self-Appointed Director of Smut Control and I’d ilke to register a complaint! There is a woman…on a SOAP OPERA who is OVER FIFTY…yes, you heard me right, OVER FIFTY…engaged in a RELATIONSHIP! Not only that, she KISSES him ON SCREEN, once was seen WEARING HIS SHIRT in the morning!!!!! wait! theres more…sometimes…sometimes, I’m so sorry, I just can’t even get the words out it’s so filthy…sometimes, she shows CLEAVAGE! Yes, about an inch or two!!!!! What? What else??? Well…did you hear me???? She’s OVER FIFTY!!!! and she’s seen flirting with… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I do believe the soap gods are to blame for this…..not so much the actors. I don’t know, Shay. Do the actors have a say? I would think that ‘having fun’ in the living room of a house inhabited by many, including children, where anyone could walk in at any given time, is so crass and tactless. That is all I carp about…not the sex itself. I don’t care if it’s done in the kitchen sink as long as one does not run the risk of being caught in the act. The mortification and humiliation alone would kill me. None… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee….While I do take issue with GH’s so-called “Soap Gods” for the ongoing ridiculous behavior of the character of Alexis—be it unleashing her overly-active libido in inappropriate settings/manners to donning skanky attire—I cannot help but believe this is done with the blessing and full approval of the actress in question. I think she absolutely relishes these antics and eats up all the attention…negative or otherwise….that her questionable onscreen conduct brings. Perhaps she fails to realize that her character’s performance invites such ridicule? (That would be hard to buy, but self-delusion can be a powerful thing…especially if you are surrounded by… Read more »

PGP
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PGP

Anything that gives me less Kiki is fine! This actress is horrible!

Patrick
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Patrick

she’s certainly not paving her way to longevity or stardom

intolerable

and I so agree with posts that find the writing of Kiki and Morgan wrangling on the strength of character disposition for imbibing… alcoholism

I don’t even want to see Eve reunion with both her daughters… only with Avery… who may well have the cure Eve needs

Patrick
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Patrick

*Eve = Ava

CeeCee
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CeeCee

This Kiki reminds me of the Abby who replaced her on Y&R . What irony. I did say I would not judge….that I would give her a chance……I did…..a deplorable actress. She’s young…will probably improve, but has such a bland personality, I see the writing on the wall. It seems that many were not taken with Kristen as Kiki, but she was outstanding compared to Hayley. Everything about this girl, as Kiki, is wrong. The way she is written goes against everything that is “Kiki”. “My” Kiki had a noble heart. She would have never worked with Morgan digging up… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

I agree with you, CeeCee, that the actress portraying nuKiki is unspeakably bad….she is simply not credible as the same character that KA played without the usual flair as her Starr, but at least with a modicum of decency and basic goodness. Of course, this entire Avery storyline has gone so far off the tracks to nastyland that one has nobody for whom to root other than that precious little baby who is being handled like a piece of prime property that everyone covets. No characters are taking the high road here…it’s revolting! Hence, as much as I am not… Read more »

PGP
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PGP

I agree and I LOVED Kristen as Kiki not as much as Star, but still miss her alot!

Thad Bosley
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Thad Bosley

Ouch. I sure how that Rebecca Budig steps it up in future shows. Her work in the first scenes with the characters of Jake, Liz and Rick was FLAT and UNINVOLVING. Now some of that could be the really poorly crafted dialogue, but her uninspiring performance is certainly not helping engage this viewer.

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, Thad!…..Or was that just the resounding thud of yet another awful— though much ballyhooed—character’s debut ? These big name stunt casting bombs are becoming a habit…..as if the epic fail(ure) of Nina weren’t enough, now we have nuKiki, too! Will Cartini never learn? (Rhetorical question….)

Thad Bosley
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Thad Bosley

It’s no different in the scenes today. I just see an actress PHONING IT IN. Boring, flat, uninvolving, monotonous (as in monotone)

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I thought Rebecca performed as a pro. I found no fault in her acting……the writing is okay too…..it’s the storyline that will turn into another bust.

Shay
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Shay

Degenerate is an excellent word to describe Ric, CeeCee!!! Along with sleazy, depraved, amoral and utterly reprehensible! In my estimation, he is so tainted that he makes Sonny look like the good brother, so that should tell you something about the kind of history he has….certainly one that should make any sane woman run in the opposite direction….why the lovely Liz is repeatedly taken in by him is totally beyond me. As you have observed, Carly is not nearly so gullible where he is concerned, so I’m with you in cheering her on in this situation. I guess you can… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

The storyline is definitely doing RB no favors. Additionally, the fact she is being used as the means to drive a wedge between the long-awaited coupling of Jake and Liz will only serve to make her unpopular, too, not to mention that she has thrown in with the reptilian and repugnant Ric. Certainly a more flattering and clever role could have been created for this particular actress? She has only just arrived and I already cannot wait for her to leave.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Definitely, Shay. I was so excited to have RB back on TV….I loved her as Greenlee. ‘Tis true; a storyline has the power to kill a character for viewers. I wasn’t aware that Rick was a degenerate. He seemed ok when I first saw him come on stage. He walked the extra mile to engratiate himself to Liz. He did seem sincere. But, I suppose this is how he operates when his sight is set on something or someone….must be in his DNA; uhmm, Sonny? However, considering his astuteness, how does he think he will he get away with this… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

In Rebecca’s defense, Thad, the word ‘monotone’ refers specifically to sound or voice, which could be monotonous. But, Rebecca does not have a monotone voice. She is not Sam. The story may be redundant and monotonous, yes. But not Rebecca. She has spunk….look into her eyes…you will see little devils with pitch-forks dancing in them…LOL.

Pat
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Pat

I agree with the person(s) above who stated that the current pairings are not cool. Sam & Patrick. Liz and Jake, Sonny & Carly. GH is starting to lose me after MANY, MANY years of being a fan. I have taken breaks every so often and think maybe this is the time for another one. I always come back& manage to figure out what is going on even after months. I sure do hope Maxi and Nathan make it work !! This LUKE thing seems to be dragging on also. Something needs to “kick” things up on GH that is… Read more »

Stacy
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Stacy

I can’t figure out who Rebecca Budig is playing.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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