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Robin Mattson returning to GH to reprise her role as the evil Heather Webber!

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General Hospital is certainly continuing to bring back some of the heavy hitters of yesteryear to try to restore the show to some of its former glory! Today exclusively announced by Soap Opera Digest was the news that soap veteran Robin Mattson is on her way back to reprise her role as Heather Webber!

Mattson played Heather from 1980-1982,  and from the reports we are hearing she will be back on screen sometime in late March or early April.  Robin’s Heather was very evil and certifiably crazy back in the 80’s! And, the character returned to Port Charles in 2004 under the guise of wanting to reconnect with her family… but she really wanted to marry  Edward Quartermaine and get his fortune! Heather’s been locked up at Ferncliff since then!

According to SOD, “Look for Heather’s arrival to impact Steven played by Scott Reeves. After all, she’s his mom who sold him on the black market as a baby.”

So what do you think brings Heather back to Port Chuck? Let us know!

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KaShi
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KaShi

I think the ABC plans to cancel GH bring her back. This is really a bad sign that they are bringing so many back. People are worrying if they bring too many OLTL stars on that GH stars won’t have anything to do. What about all these stars from the past coming back? Same difference. I would love to see lots of OLTL stars on GH but I understand the problem of not enough work for everyone. This is really getting more and more scary as they bring in more stars from the past. Do they think we’re stupid and… Read more »

Christy
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Christy

not so crazy for crazy heather — I’d so much rather see Richard Dean Anderson (Jeff Weber) come back! I don’t think they could get him, but I’d love to see him again! Guess I’ll have to do with 10+ years of StarGate DVDs I have instead!

Heather
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Heather

Remember her too as Janet Green on All My Children. But General Hospital is what made her famous.

BTW, I thought that FV/RC mission was to decrease the cast of GH, not to make it bigger. But then again, with AMC and OLTL gone, GH probably has the liberty to slightly increase its cast. Wish they would get rid of the mobs and other useless characters currently on GH though.

Brian
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Brian

AMC & OLTL didn’t start bringing back people until they knew they were canceled. GH is just trying to give great stories again (finally) to increase ratings. I’m happy Heather Webber is coming back and I really hope Richard Dean Anderson comes back too at least for a few episodes.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

That’s right! GH is being cancelled too to make room for Katie Couric! They just haven’t announced it yet because of the backlash! I wish viewers weren’t so trusting & stupid to believe ABC anymore! I certainly don’t!

cococraze24
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cococraze24

OMG! I agree completely! I hate ABC or the TPTB for cancelling #AMC & #OLTL an including the poor treatment of their vet cast over the last 10 years! in terms of firing, killing off, etc…

Heather
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Heather

I disagree. AMC and OLTL broughout back people AFTER they were cancelled. GH is bringing back people but they haven’t been cancelled. Days also brought back veterans but they havn’t been cancelled. And if GH is cancelled, it won’t be to make room for Katie Couric. Katie Couric’s stupid talk show will be a syndicated show, while GH is a network show. A syndicated show, by definition, cannot replace a network show. And unless you work for ABC, I don’t think that anyone here is in a position to declare that GH will get cancelled. I’m strongly getting the feeling… Read more »

Gloria
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Gloria

Heather, you are definitely a good cheerleader for GH & you are right to be positive in your comments. We don’t want to lose another soap! But, someone please tell me how to fall back in love with GH! I try, every single day, to love this show again & it is not happening! I do not like the Steven/girl from Memphis story, the Ethan (who I love but is leaving?)/girl at Windemere/Helena skulking around story-ugh, do not care about Sean & that kid/Molly story-do not care for the new Kate, at a glance she & the new Maxie look… Read more »

Brian Greene
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Brian Greene

Yay, Robin, Yay! 😀

barbara t
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barbara t

good grief ,am I asleep when these new storys come up?I knew robin mattson was going to be coming back to gh,this is good news always liked her ,even when she played janet from another planet ,but didnt get to say goodbye to all my children,even though I like the other one to.anyway looks like ron and frank have been busy.general hospital is going for very big changes,for the good.I still am hoping that general hospital isnt heading to the soap opera graveyard,because of all the characters from the past that are showing up,there are alot of people coming back,and… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Crazy Heather is coming back I hope to cause chaos in Steve’s life. Robin Mattson and Scott Reeves should get a good storyline out of this. Awesome.

cathy trinque
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cathy trinque

I think ABC is ending GH. AMC and OLTL were ended the same way with all the characters coming back. ABC just wants to keep the soap fans in the dark.

auotb
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auotb

at least they are bringing back people with history & not new mob guys! I like the idea of Carly and Kate going head to head now they need to cut the cast of people we dont care about Ronnie, Sean , Anthony etc

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved GH when Heather was on the canvas, with her mother Alice Grant, her cousin Susan Moore, her machinations with the Taylors, and the triangle that led to the murder of good-two-shows nurse Anne. I would love to see a plot that has her somewhat contrite and wanting to make good. I loved seeing Mattson play the vulnerable side of Janet Green when she was on AMC in the 1990s. As I have said before in posts, I am hoping the revival of characters past is a bridge to taking GH to a new place and give it a… Read more »

Aura
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Aura

Correction: The murder you talk about above in late 70’s / early 80’s GH was of nurse Diana Taylor, not Anne Logan. The confusing part is that Mrs. Grant shot and killed Diana (supposedly to protect Heather, who was actually stalking Diana)… then as Diana’s body was lying on the kitchen floor, Heather spelled out “Anne” in Diana’s blood, making everyone think that Anne had killed Diana.

Perfectly reasonable plotline, right? :-/

randy a
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randy a

The whole world may have been watching luke and laura, but I was tuning in every day to see my favorite Heather Webber storyline. Diana Taylor death was on the same day as President Reagan’s attempted assasination. And her storyline with Sara Abbott at Forrest Hills and the gun in the dolls head were all so captivating. This was a huge overall success along with the luke and laura escapades. And does anybody remember Sean Donnely? Great Great Stuff.

angela
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angela

I disagree. AMC & OLTL did not start to bring back the old characters until AFTER the cancellation was announced. I too was feeling that GH’s days were numbered. Now I am not so sure. Frank & Ron have tremendous pressure to save this show. The damage that was done the past couple of years needs to be reapired as quickly as possible. These guys are well aware of all that and came in last month and hit the ground running! They know what they are up against and they know what needs to be done. They want to bring… Read more »

david
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david

Heather is Steven’s mother? How old was she when he was born? The age difference between Mattson and Reeves is only 10 years. This is going to look weird.

barbara t
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barbara t

keep in mind its a soap opera ,people ,I mean children, can grow up ,look at michael he was shot in the head as a kid ,and when he woke up he was alot older,sometimes the kid goes in another room then comes back older,or never to be seen again.really there is a 10 year age difference ? It will be interesting to see the two together.Im just glad that robin mattson will be showing up in port charles.I just found out that they canceled house ,I cant believe my luck with shows that I really like,all my children ,one… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

Funny you mentioned Brothers & Sisters. Would you believe I had never seen an episode till a couple of weeks ago? SoapNet started with the very first show & is running them in order, late on Saturday nights-4 shows in a row, I think & the 2009-2010 shows run 4-6 p.m. central weekdays on SoapNet so I have been recording all of this & have fallen in love! This is a fantastic show! It is helping ease my OLTL pain a little. I do find B&S very well written, family drama with humor mixed in. A very clever show. So… Read more »

david
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david

Yes, Barbara, characters do grow up, but usually not so fast that a “parent” is only ten years older (Mattson was born in 1956 and Reeves in 1966), but I will suspend disbelief. I agree it will be interesting to see them. Will they look like mother and son or what? Heather was always a fun character so having Mattson back should be good. It seems risky to like anything on television that isn’t cheap, reality trash, which is one the reasons I will not get sucked into viewing ABC’s Revenge, but primetime series usually have limited runs anyway. Revenge… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

Well, look at Olivia & Dante! This in particular, drives me nuts. He looks WAY too old to be her son or does she look too young? Whichever, scenes with the two of them together are tough to take. He looks every bit as old as Johnny or Steven, Olivia’s lovers. I don’t know how old Reeves really is but Mattson is definitely mid-50’s so it could work, although Reeves looks kind of old now that I think about it, oh well.

barbara t
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barbara t

brothers and sisters was a favorite of mine, its really a shame,that abc killed that to, the writing was good and you were in love with this whole family,something that abc is having a hard time dealing with, having descent family programing ,it use to be on a 10 on sundays ,kind of late for me but I made it though and never missed a show,so that was another show abc canceled that I really think was a mistake.the family dinners where entertaining ,funny,reminds me of my own family ,dinner was fun time for the family to discuss and brothers… Read more »

gloria
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gloria

The funniest is Nick & Jackie on B&B. In real life Nick is about 51 & Jackie is 58 & they play mother & son. Talk about having to just let it slide by-I just can’t think about it. And Ridge is supposed to be young enough to be Eric’s son??? Riiiight! Soaps, only a real soap fan would ever understand! Ha.

P.S. I miss OLTL like crazy

barbara t
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barbara t

I agree in everything you have said ,it will be interesting to see it ,then we can believe it.the last time heather was in port charles ,I dont remember steven being there.she was trying to steal the quartermains money from poor edward.then again who doesnt try to steal his money.at least it gives him airtime which I hope we get to see more of him,along with the rest of the family ,and maybe alan aj and emily could all be on a vacation somewhere ,the killing of those 3 characters never made any since to me ,Its like they tried… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

I posted below you!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

Hurray, I loved Heather…. she was the “love to hate” type. I actually liked her much on AMC as Janet from another planet. But when they killed off Kate Collins as Natalie, I think the BEST decision for Kate’s career was when she kept a ‘ foot in the door ‘, and came BACK to play Janet, on and off during the year’s. Boy she played the Hell out of it. I would have liked to see Kate Collins and Robin Mattison play off each other with Kate as Natalie and Robin as Janet. That would of been some GREAT… Read more »

Howard
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Howard

I am so EXCITED Robin Mattson is returning to GH !! Just what the show needs. Strong in character and roots in P.C. – longtime character and recent fans will remember her. The entire involvment w/ Laura was poor writing for the character, they had a chance to strongly interact with Mother and Son and barely scratched the surface-so kudos to the new head honchos to resserect this story. Love to see her interact with Scott Baldwin, and maybe be cured of the craziness. Her arrival is a sign that Genie Francis isnt too far behind. GH in my opinion… Read more »

jason
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jason

I’d like to see them resurrect Susan Moore (Jason’s mom). I think that would be an awesome back-from-the dead story since Susan was kind of a villain. Maybe bring Aunt Alice Grant back from the dead too and make thier disappearances all about Jason’s Quatermaine money.

Kimbella
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Kimbella

I just hope Jason and Frankie are not brothers but are related some how cause Jason and San deserves to be happy and have a baby and plz don’t put him with Liz

blackkats4
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blackkats4

Was a given that Jason and Franco be brothers…. just firmed that up with the dvd. DUH. Amazing to find out Janet and Heather were the same just different times. With people coming back… PALLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEES. everytime a sopie leaves one soap you see them on another… I think they had to make some room for the AMC and OLTL folkes to continue on working… and since janet/heather had been on GH in the 80’s what better time to bring her back since the story in the 80 coinsides with what is happening now. Ya all watch but do ya all… Read more »

Randal Upton
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Randal Upton

She was the evil, psycho woman.

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With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

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In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

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