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Rebecca Budig On Her Exit From General Hospital: “It’s Hard To Say Goodbye Once … And Twice Is That Much Harder”

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If you caught Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, looks like Hayden has been forced to make a hasty exit from Port Charles, and with all the rumors flying around that Hayden’s portrayer, Rebecca Budig was once again leaving the ABC daytime drama series, Budig herself took to her Instagram account to confirm it, and to say her ‘thank you’s’ and goodbyes.

In a heartfelt message accompanied by a photo of herself with GH co-star Michael Easton (Finn), Budig shared: “It’s hard to say goodbye once… and twice is that much harder. Then add the beautiful, sweet, magical @jophiellelove and it’s heartbreaking. I want to thank all those @generalhospitalabc fans that show up everyday and are passionate about this show and our characters. I will miss my friend…for those like him are hard to come by…but I know our paths will cross again. (Or at least one can hope 🙂 xo”

Meanwhile, Michael Easton, who is also an acclaimed poet, took to his Facebook page and shared these words on the exit of Budig,  “I HATE GOODBYES…. I know you do too. Maybe we’re lucky to even have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.  In that sense, I guess I shouldn’t be sad because it’s over but happy because it even happened but that’s really hard to do when you’re missing your friend.  Of course, this isn’t just a “goodbye” but a “thank you”. Thank you for being so damn good at what you do. For lighting up a stage. Finding truth in the words. For making me better at what I do. Then again maybe there are no “goodbyes” for us. I imagine wherever you are, wherever you go, a part of you will remain with me.  And maybe this is not forever. Maybe it’s not the end. So I’ll think about the beautiful days……Until we meet again.”

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So, what are your thoughts on the departure of Rebecca Budig? Do you think she may still return for another go-round down the line in Port Charles? Let us know via the comment section below.

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Stacey
Stacey

Yes bring her back!

Dee
Dee

What? I want Hadley to stay get rid of Anna, she is too old for Finn. What is wrong with ABC- General Hospital? There are too many other actresses that could use a leave of absent. Keep the actress Rebecca.

aria
aria

I love Rebecca too and yes bring her back, but come on now get rid of Anna ? that was low especially citing her as to old, Dee I’m assuming your a women that just sounds awful.

Harry
Harry

I don’t think Anna is too old for Finn at all! However, I think they’re a terrible couple with zero chemistry.

Steve
Steve

Agreed, Harry. I like both performers but they don’t light up the screen together.

BTW – Easton is closer in age to Hughes (52 and 60) than Finola is to Tristan Rogers (73). The chemistry is always there with them.

Easton (as McBain) had chemistry with KeMo. Silas was just a dud of a character that even Maura West couldn’t save.

As Finn, a better developed character,I do get the chemistry with Budig.

Rowena Lanier
Rowena Lanier

I hope she come back and soon

jim davis
jim davis

Im used to actors coming and going and coming and going and…i wish the baby drama would end…GH gets interesting here and there but then it feels like writers dont know the endings to their own story…meanwhile-HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

Robyn Cooper
Robyn Cooper

Such a BAD decision by GH. It’s clear RB wanted to be on GH long term and they are completely clueless-if the outpouring of support coupled with fans’ outrage doesn’t reverse this incredibly dumb move then nothing will-I’m boycotting GH until Rebecca is back-her final scenes were heartbreaking yet Rebecca delivered powerful powerful performance coming from her own emotions I’m sure knowing these were the last scenes with Michael and this little actress angel-Hayden should be a part of this story….,,thus the Boycott…already cancelled GH off my DVR!! #TeamHaydenForever

Nancy calabrese
Nancy calabrese

Bring her back excellent ⭐️ star

Terri White
Terri White

I’m glad they left her exit open so she can return, and I hope she does, I love Rebecca Budig!

Harry
Harry

I was not a fan of Hayden’s the first time around but the second time around? Yes, now I am a bit of a fan. She has a crackling, inexplicable chemistry with Finn, and she’s incredibly touching with her sister Lizzy and her daughter Violet.
As my fondness for Hayden grew, concurrently, my dislike of Anna grew in direct proportion. Now, before anyone comes at me with a shrill Anna defense, please restrain yourself. Anna is one of my all time favorite soap characters of all time. But lately she is just acting like a total fool. If she is not weeping like a weeping willow, she is acting like a total hypocrite. Today she actually told Willow that while she is happy Hayden brought Violet into Finn’s life she wishes she had done so much earlier. What Anna did to both Robert and Robin was much, much worse and moreover, Robin was much older than Violet was when she finally came into Robert’s life.
Finn seems to bring out the worst in Anna–in his name she has become a hypocrite, a cry baby and a mean girl. Honestly, I did not miss her during those five months of her absence. At this point in time I will take Hayden over Anna which reflects a total a turn around on my part.

paulette Ives
paulette Ives

I agree 100%, Harry! I don’t care for Anna!!!!!!

Steve
Steve

This exit is so rushed. It seems like the writers had more story for Hayden but were told to write her out in 2 episodes.

What was the purpose of the scene last week with Hayden taking over Kim’s apartment? A total waste of viewers’ time.

Oh – and despite the platitudes of Chase being Violet’s only uncle, Steven Lars would qualify as both he and Hayden share the same bio dad.

I did appreciate the comment by MEK/Martin that Hayden reminded him of someone he knew in a previous life. Of course, the same would be true of Valentin, (and Laura, Sonny, Anna, Julian and Liesl whose portrayers all spent time on AMC.) That said, Martin is an unnecessary character with a head scratching accent.

Overall, since Shelly left, the writing has been pretty good – with the exception of nuNik, who is being portrayed as mean and dumb.

Okay, it’s Thanksgiving. I want a slice of the Quartermaine pizza!

Mike
Mike

Don’t forget, once upon a time Laura was in the middle of story when TPTB abruptly ended her story and rushed her out of town for behind the scenes reasons never revealed. It took a while, but they eventually she made it back. Hopefully, Hayden will be back too.

Andrea
Andrea

They better bring her back #Fayden rules

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Not a happy camper about this. How do they drop the ball twice?? Hayden is a character with tons of story to tell. Disgusting.

Davy
Davy

She’s a great actress. I fail to understand why they brought her back, just to have her leave again.

Marki
Marki

I like Finn and Anna so I am glad to see Hayden go.

Vicky
Vicky

Finn and Anna have no chemistry she belongs with Robert. Finn and Hayden are great together they are all great actors and actresses but not matched right. And I’m so glad Kim is gone I never cared for her. But please bring Billy Miller back

Soph
Soph

Agree 100% Anna belongs with Robert.
Would love someone new for Finn.

Lizbeth
Lizbeth

I agree. Bring Billy Miller back ASAP as Drew, one of the better characters on the show. Drew’s character also gave Jason’s character more dimension than just as Sam’s love and Sonny’s thug! He should be a regular and permanent character on GH! So many ways to go with Drew as head of the family along with Micheal.

aria
aria

I’mwhoe so tired of this who the heck is in charge of making this stupid decision? don’t they follow viewers pulse on what we like? I know Hayden is popular with the audience why does time an time again do they have the character come in and then disappear? I’m really just frustrated . love my GH but really hate whoever is in charge of making this stupid decision. Bring her back ASAP please.

Mileva
Mileva

GH lost their minds. This was going to be the best storyline ever. Sesame Street writers know better. The two of them Rebecca and Michael have so much chemistry and s her Violet. Sheer stupidity on GH part.

Phil
Phil

Definitely a bad decision! Here’s hoping GH sees the error of their ways and brings her back! Love Hayden and Rebecca shines in this role!

DMRR
DMRR

I know Rebecca has a fan base. But, I just don’t see any chemistry with anyone she shares scenes with-
I hope Violet stays.

paulette Ives
paulette Ives

I hate that she is leaving again!!! I love her acting. Hopefully, she will be back to stay some day!

mike
mike

I like Finn & Anna together, Hayden is a character I can live without.

Vicky
Vicky

Anna has no chemistry with Finn

Soph
Soph

They have more of a friends vibe.

Carol
Carol

I was liking where the storyline was headed with Finn and Hayden I don’t think she should have been written out

Annette
Annette

It’s just terrible that she has to go. Bring her back. They make a beautiful family unit. Why can’t you writers make up your minds. I didn’t need another reason to cry over the holidays

Maria
Maria

Yes I would like to see her come back and rekindle love with Finn Anna is so boring. Please give Wiley back to Michael already it’s been to long.

Lilla
Lilla

I love Anna but Hayden and Finn just have so much chemistry. I’m so mad about her leaving our should i say i don’t understand why she’s leaving our why they are letting her go. Hayden is such a great character. Why is this happening.

JANE
JANE

BRING HAYDEN BACK TO FINN !!!!!!!!!!

Alan
Alan

She has to come back. She has a daughter.

Lynn C
Lynn C

Bring her back, she is an awesome actor and the chemistry with her and Doc Finn is on Fire!

viewer88
viewer88

LOL, anyone complaining about bad story, and writers should
check out DOOL.

RB is obviously owned by her angent, and has no recourse but to say goodbye twice.

The world has crossed a line, the humans to go back, … obviously, but for most its a. micro chip in the arm, or die in the hospital. Ask Oprah, she did start this after all!

Que for you
Que for you

I’m so sad to see good actors leave and then we get the likes of Kendra and new Brooklyn stop already! Put gh on the new Disney Hulu espn and let us have gh! All decades including current I know we’d all pay to see more gh and keep our fan favorites! Billy miller Drew and hayden

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As the ABC daytime drama series, General Hospital, continues to be preempted by the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump, and episodes are not being made available on any other platform at this time, two videos were posted in last 24 hours to the official General Hospital social media accounts.

To tide you over (while you are clamoring for all-new episodes of GH) the soap released an extended promo featuring the folks in Port Charles filled with lots of joy, hope, and love.  It’s main message, “We have to lean into hope” – as the series tells us to “sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.”

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Take a look at some of the reunions, hugs, and special moments featuring the Q’s, Corinthos, Cassadine and other clans in the promo below.

In addition, Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) along with Jophielle Love (Violet) were featured in another video, where the key messaging to fans is that they are currently taping all-new episodes of GH, and that viewers should keep tuned ans posted to GH’s social channels for updates on when new episodes of GH will return.

As of late, GH has been on the upswing in the ratings, too.  So, it’s always frustrating for everyone when weeks of preemptions hit the daytime viewers  experience to enjoy the on-going stories of the soaps.

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Excited to finally be able to announce she will reappear on GH, Silzer tweeted: “Dreams come true! Thank you so much @GeneralHospital @valentinifrank for having me back!”

Emma Scorpio Drake’s return is scheduled for Thursday, February 6th, but due to coverage of the President Donald Trump impeachment trial and current episodes being pushed back, this date may change.

The last time viewers saw Emma was back in 2018, when she came to town to visit her grandmother, Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) for Christmas.

Would you like to see Emma stick around Port Charles? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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While Ava (Maura West) first talks with Spencer in order to prepare him for his father’s appearance and that he is alive; when Nikolas shows up and receives a hug from Spencer, it appeared all might be OK between them, but how could it be? Nikolas let his son believe he was dead for over three years!

Next, Spencer lays into his father for choosing claiming the Cassadine fortune and keeping hidden over telling him that he was alive; leaving Spencer alone with two broken legs, in a boarding school in Europe, and grief-stricken.

The best scenes were actually shared by Maura West and Bechtel, when Ava tries to reason with the disappointed and disillusioned young man over his father’s return, which has a double meaning for her.  She says, “The person you love most in the world just came back to you. That makes you the luckiest boy on the planet. Can’t you see that?”  For Ava, she is obviously drawing a parallel to her losing her daughter, Kiki and wishing she was alive.

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