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Robin Mattson Shares Why She Didn’t Return as GH’s Heather Webber

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In late October, General Hospital fans were in for a shock when the character of Heather Webber returned to the canvas, in the form of ex-B&B star, Alley Mills.  Many viewers wondered why the previous Heather, soap vet Robin Mattson, did not return to tape new episodes.

Late last week, Mattson shared via her Facebook page an explantation as to why she was unable and unavailable to reprise her signature role on the ABC daytime drama series.  Robin revealed she is recovering from knee surgery and will soon undergo hip replacement surgery.

Mattson’s full post expressed: “As nice as is to be missed and so many of you have wondered what happened to me, I just want to let you know that I’ve been recovering from my knee surgery and today I’m going to have hip replacement surgery. Thank you all for your love and support! Looking forward to a fast recovery! Love Robin ❤”

Robin is the third actress to play the role of Heather.  She came on to GH back in 1980.  Later, she exited to play Gina on Santa Barbara and Janet on All My Children, and also had stints as B&B’s Sugar, ATWT’s Cheri, DAYS Lee Michaels, and even Delia on Ryan’s Hope.  The actress also continued to play GH’s Heather on and off through 2016.

So, glad to hear from Robin? Enjoying Alley Mills as Heather? Send your well-wishes and a speedy recovery to Robin via the comment section below.

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Robert
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Robert

Wishing you a fast recovery from your surgery! You are my favorite daytime actress of all time. Get well soon.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Robert, I’ve loved Robin since her days as Hope Bauer on GUIDING LIGHT. Her Heather is priceless but I admit Alley Mills is very good also. Her scenes with Cameron were really charged, raising Will’s performance also. I love when good actors raise each other’s game.

Kevin
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Kevin

Mine too. I didn’t even know Alley Mills had begun playing Heather Webber because I haven’t watched GH in about a month. It bores me to death these days.

Mary Lou
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Mary Lou

Wishing you a speedy recovery. I loved your take on Heather. i also loved “Janet from another planet.” You are a fabulous actress.

Brenda
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Brenda

Robin is awesome as Heather and Alley Mills is doing an outstanding job too! I love both takes on the role, which feel completely different and totally work. Great acting by both! Lucky viewers! Wishing a speedy recovery to Robin.

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Llanviewer717

Dear Robin, Thank you for all the years wonderful work on so many shows. You will always be Heather for me. I wish you a very speed recovery from your surgeries and hope you are back in working shape soon. Best to you and yours. Peace always.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

I loved Ms Mattson as Janet on AMC, part of the glory days of that soap. She is just wonderful, often elevating material written for the character. That’s top talent!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Wishing you a speedy and successful recovery. I’ve enjoyed you on every show you’ve been on , my favorite being Sanra Barbara.

Michael
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Michael

Get well soon.

Peggy Gipson
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Peggy Gipson

Wishing you a speedy recovery Robin Matteson. Love you

Judy I
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Judy I

Robin you were the best evil Heather EVER. I loved you playing her !!

Sharon
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Sharon

I have had my hip replaced 12 years ago and both knees just done this year you’ll get along just fine do your exercises

Jeni Gregersen
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Jeni Gregersen

God’s Speed for a Fast recovery ✝️❤️✝️❤️✝️❤️❣️❣️

Jones
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Jones

Who is actor playing Elizabeth father

Bill W.
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Bill W.

William Moses … formerly of Little House on the Prairie.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

That’s William R. Moses who was Cole Gioberti on Falcon Crest. That was a very good nighttime soap too.

Evangelina Ferguson
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Evangelina Ferguson

Hopefully she gets a full recovery and is back on the set in the near future….. your the only Heater for me!

Celia
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Celia

Blessings. Robin—-miss you on GH!! Get well soon—
I think Holly was ‘conditioned’ to shoot Lucy…- As she, herself, said…..“Anner “ is incapable of killing in cold blood especially, a friend.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, isn’t it nice to know that Port Charles PD is as effective as ever? Robert is casually, cluelessly catching up with Holly with no hint of suspicion…later, Laura sizes up she’s hiding something within 30 seconds! Some things never change.

Celia
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Celia

Soaphound, Laura is a woman– and, as such, we are so much more astute than men ( no offense, guys) —we can smell a rat a mile away!!
Of course it was Holly who shot Lucy–We all suspected it–Her sudden appearance was too coincidental.—see what I mean? How stupid is Victor? The pieces to this puzzle fit too well. No sweat.
I just hope Lucy is not dead–no way.– I love Lucy–Ha!
Thing is; what is the purpose of this plot-line? Did Finola (“Anner”, as Holly calls her) need a vacation?
Now, in typical soap-style, Alex should reappear as Anna—

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Oh Celia, I’m torn. I think Valentin is a better match for Anna but, ugh, those slobbery love scenes are too much. Remember her “romantic” scenes with Finn? You could literally feel the icicles forming! And you’re right about the ANNER thing and I would add that most people seem to love saying Anna’s surname. It’s always Anna Devane this or Anna Devane that …what’s that about?

Celia
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Celia

I don’t know what that’s about, Soaphound, but I’m with you—could very well be that Finola/Anna is dissipating, and as all other aging characters ( not that there’s anything wrong with that—more piwer to them) need to be propped up , somehow—mainly due to the character’s popularity. Sonny and Nina make me want to barf, too. And, “Drew”— not fair to Carly, either. She and Jax made the best match. CM adds nothing to the show— Finn?? Oh, Lord!! Why? And with Elizabeth, to boot. She is such a natural beauty—her features are stunning—terrible match!! As far as the smacking,… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, off-topic: I have a theory about the imminent problems facing Joss and Cameron. Is it me or has she blossomed into adulthood while Cam still looks like a cute kid? Do you think the writers see the same problem? Or just another plot point / failed romance? Against my better judgment, Dex has really grown on me and seems a better match with grown Joss. Meanwhile, Trina looks even more mismatched with Spencer than ever and seems to be willing to ditch Rory (apparently forgotten by the writers) at the earliest opportunity! My bad: When Spencer apologized for his… Read more »

OG Steve
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OG Steve

While William Lipton does have a younger face, it’s more likely they are breaking up Joss and Cam because of Lipton’s availability. He wisely chose to go recurring when he entered college. Also, happy couples don’t stay that way long on soaps (a few exceptions being Laura/Kevin and Felicia/Mac).

They can always revisit Joss/Cam down the line or if Lipton has more availability (or recast) Cam can be connected with a new or Sorased character Lila Rae Alcazar or Emma Drake.

Celia
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Celia

LOL—i have an image of you “hair pro-ducting” Spenser all over!! Oh, yes, Soaphound—Joss is gorgeous with a body to match!! I think you have a point. Cameron is not up to par—–his little lisp and Betty Boop cheeks create an aura of childhood in perpetuity….Thing is; I love Cam and I feel so badly for him. Dex is cute, but his body hasn’t caught up with him yet. He’s so tiny. Maturity wise, yes, I agree, they’re a better fit. We shall see. I think there’s a story to be had—the writers are creating an aura of mystery around… Read more »

rose
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rose

Soaphound…I do think Robert is catching up with Holly, however I sense he knows he’s not getting the whole story. So he’s acting casual so she won’t suspect his suspicions. And like you and Celia, I think women have an intuitive gene that does size up things quicker than men (ditto “no offence guys” :)))). Especially when sizing up other women.

OG Steve
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OG Steve

Robert has indeed caught on to Holly. Now, with only a week or so left in Emma Samm’s run, how will Holly exit the canvas? She has to have a good reason for working for Victor. Either he has Ethan (predictable) or Luke held captive. The writers are setting up a number of mysteries that will lead up to GH’s 60th anniversary in April.

john
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john

One and only Heather Webber, I had a crush on you when I was a teen in High School.

alic
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alic

Nobody can replace Robin Mattson. She was the greatest Heather.

Rhonda Kawiecki
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Rhonda Kawiecki

Robin, the hip surgery is a pretty easy one, i have had both of mine done…get well and ger back to GH. Ally Mills is doing a good job for sure, but no one can replace you kiddo!
An original GH fan from day 1…..

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Harrison Wagner, Son of GH’s Kristina Wagner and Jack Wagner, Cause of Death Determined

General Hospital’s Kristina Wagner (Felicia) and former GH and B&B star Jack Wagner (ex-Frisco, ex-Nick) have been mourning the loss of their beloved son, Harrison Wagner, since he passed away this past June at the age of 27.

Harrison was found in a parking lot and his cause of death was initially deferred.  Now, according to a report from PEOPLE.com, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner officials have updated Harrison’s death as an “accident,” with Fentanyl and Alprazolam (the generic name for Xanax) as the official cause.

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Following his passing, Kristina and Jack created the Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund to assist other young men who battle addiction to be able to afford getting into a recovery community.

Just a few days ago on December 1st, Kristina remembered her son on what would have been his 28th birthday with a touching Instagram post. It included a video clip of Harrison dancing along with the words: “Sometimes I feel like a pinned butterfly. There’s no second chance. There’s no see-him-again. There’s no nothing. He’s not coming back. It’s final. But life goes on. How do I spend the rest of my own without Harrison in it? What does it mean to be ‘all right’ after the death of your child, your blood? The pain will never go away. Today is Harrison’s birthdate. I had the privilege to know him for 27 incredible years. Harrison was larger than life, but beneath his commanding presence was vulnerability and compassion. He understood his own defects and worked hard to turn them around, to strengthen his positive attributes. He was a good listener and stood up for others when they couldn’t speak for themselves. He is missed. Happy Birthday, Harrison. To all bereaved parents: May you find peace. Let’s stick around and see what’s in store for our extraordinary lives.”

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Jack and Kristina have two sons together, the late Harrison, and their eldest son, Peter (age 31).  The actors were previously married from 1993 to 2006.

We continue to offer our condolences to Jack, Kristina, and Peter through this difficult time, and hope that from Harrison’s passing, that the scholarship fund in his name, will help others.

Share your thoughts on the closing of the case on Harrison Wagner’s death, and send your continued condolences to Jack and Kristina via the comment section below.

The Harrison Wagner Scholarship Fund notes that if you have a loved one that is in need of help with their substance abuse, please give them call at 888-977-4549 to learn more about the recovery options available.

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GH’s Charles Shaughnessy On Victor’s Villainy: “He’s Just Making Trouble for All of the Fan Favorites! He’s Just Making Their Lives Miserable”

In pretty short order, Victor Cassadine’s re-emergence in Port Charles, and now played by daytime vet, Charles Shaughnessy, has caused plenty of havoc on ABC’s General Hospital.  Shaughnessy, who was much beloved as Shane Donovan on Days of our Lives, debuted on GH back in September of 2021.

You can look at the body count, or the people Victor has under his thumb, to know the impact he is making on the canvas.

In a new interview in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstand now), Shaughnessy weighs-in on being the treacherous Cassadine.

 

Charles shared: “I mean, he’s just making trouble for all of the fan favorites! He’s just making their lives miserable.  He’s the guy who killed Luke Spencer.  He’s the guy who put Anna in jail and tried to break up her relationship with Valentin.  He’s just miserable to Holly. He’s just dreadful! But it’s such great fun, I mean, the more dreadful the better, really. He’s the villain you love to hate.”

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So, how and just when Victor will get his comeuppance is on everyone’s mind in the viewing audience as well as for characters such as: Laura (Genie Francis), Valentin (James Patrick Stuart), Lucy (Lynn Herring), Holly (Emma Samms), Anna (Finola Hughes), Ava (Maura West), Selina (Lydia Look), and many more.

Victor’s evil deeds seemed to reach new heights during the Holly Sutton storyline. Now the question is, who will he go after next, given what would seem to be his quest for the necklace containing diamonds from the Ice Princess?  Stay tuned.

What do you think of Charles’ portrayal of Victor? Who do you hope takes down Victor? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Felicia, Robert & Holly’s Masterplan Revealed Featuring Heart-Tugging Moments from Tristan Rogers & Emma Samms

Wednesday’s General Hospital began where the previous episode left off, with an on-fire, Holly Sutton (Emma Samms), literally! As the action picks up, Robert (Tristan Rogers) covers Holly with blankets to try and douse the flames.  The paramedics announce Holly has suffered second-degree burns over 75% of her body.

When the ambulance takes off, Robert goes with it. Meanwhile, Jordan (Tanisha Harper) and Mac (John J. York) are looking for evidence from the cabin fire … and wonder where the necklace has gone?

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Later, the ambulance pulls over to the side of the road, and one of the drivers is none other than paramedic Felicia Scorpio (Kristina Wagner)! Felicia reveals herself as does Holly, who is perfectly fine, and Robert, who was in on the entire ruse to get Holly safely out of the country and away from Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaughnessy).

Viewers learn in flashbacks how this trio worked together to pull this off: Felicia showed up at the cabin with fire retardant clothes for Holly to wear and revealed how she planned to set the stove to start the fire.  We then learn that Holly and Robert staged Robert’s drugging and mugging, in order for Holly to steal the necklace and leave it inside the cabin for the PCPD to find.  It was Holly’s plan to ensure that Victor would have no further use for her.

Next, Robert gives Holly the keys to a car that can’t be traced; as she is to drive to Canada with a new ID and completely disappear.  Felicia adds that records will show that Holly was taken to a burn facility halfway around the world, freeing her to find out just where Victor is holding her beloved son, Ethan.

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Holly has a surprise in store for Victor on her departure! In a flashback, Holly meets up with Selina Wu (Lydia Look) on the pier and gifts her with one of the jewels from the necklace in exchange for poisoning Victor for her. Holly tells Selina she won’t find her son alive and well if Victor is dead, and assures Selina the poison will not kill Victor, but will be payback.

As the episode comes to a conclusion, and if you are a longtime fan of GH, you probably reached for the hankies in touching and beautifully-played moments between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms.

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In the story, Holly apologizes to Robert for all the trouble she has caused, but the two share a passionate kiss before they say their final goodbyes. BUT .. you didn’t think Holly would try to get away without one last scheme? She had the necklace in her pocket the whole time, begging the question … was she  going to take it with her? However, Robert knew Holly had the necklace and asks her to hand it over to him, which she does.

For her final moments, Holly walks off into the fog, which could only signify that this guest star turn for Emma Samms has come to its conclusion.

So, what did you think about the twists on today’s episode? Did you think Robert, Felicia and Holly were in cahoots? What did you think of the final scenes between Tristan Rogers and Emma Samms? Comment below.

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