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Robin Riker Previews Her GH Role As Hayden's Mother, Naomi Dreyfus!

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Next Friday, June 3rd GH fans should be on the lookout for  soap veteran Robin Riker (Ex-Beth, B&B) when she makes her on-screen debut as Rebecca Budig’s (Hayden) on-screen mother, Naomi Dreyfus.

Riker is set to hit the canvas with a character she described to Soap Opera Digest (in their latest issue on newsstands now) as: “She was a wife of a Bernie Madoff-type character and was strong and could stand up for herself, but she did love her daughter.  She was a mutlifaceted character, which is the thing that interested me the most.”  In addition, Riker, who had never met or worked with Budig previously, said it was not difficult at all connecting with her as her on-screen daughter: “We’re having a little lovefest.  She’s a doll! She’s gorgeous and smart and sweet, so it’s lovely to work with an actor like her.”

As to just how Naomi gets into the mix is yet to be seen.  Will she be involved in the Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher) mystery, since Hayden is up to her neck as one of the prime suspects and mom comes to the rescue … or … is she just there to retrieve the diamonds? Could Naomi having anything to do with Nik’s body disappearing?

Will Naomi pique the interest of gentleman in Port Charle?   If so, who do you think it will be?  Share your thoughts on Riker’s upcoming emergence on to the GH canvas in the comment section below!

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Frank
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Frank

I love Robin Riker, she is a terrific actress. Now we need Erika Slezak, to play Claudette mom on GH. Come on Frank Valentint, call Erika Slezak. We need her back on Daytime. Great casting Bree Williamson ex Jessica OLTl will be great as Claudette.

Ryan
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Ryan

Terrific idea Frank, I miss Erika so much. I would love to see Erika Slezak on GH. She needs to come back to Daytime television.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Ryan…I (also) miss Erika Slezak. Erika would be such a M-A-J-O-R CASTING COUP for GH!!!!! And…most of all, Erika would give GH a MUCH NEEDED SHOT IN THE ARM!!!!! Y-e-p.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Also, Melissa Archer as Claudette’s faternal twin Rosette who is obsessed with Finn and has tatoos all over her body of Frank V. piggy back riding Godzilla as they destroy Port Charles!!!…Can Mothra and the singing Mothra twins save the day???-lol

Harry
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Harry

Would love nothing more than to see Erika back on my small screen. However, GH is wayyyyy too crowded already.
What I really wish is for OLTL to come back.

Celia
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Celia

You’re just what I need to make my day, Jimmy. You are too funny.
Erika would be much welcomed, but she wouldn’t like the commute from NYC.
Plus, Rosette is really Claudette with a split personality. She really needs to get that monkey (Frank) off her back, LOL.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

ABC word to the wise. .if you’re going to base characters off a short run mini series. ..THEN MAKE SURE IT HASN’T ALREADY AIRED MONTHS AGO. ..I see they snuck it on this Saturday..and her last name is Dreyfus as in Richard the star of Madoff. .something is going terribly wrong with this show. .whacked out recasts..whacked new hires..breaking up couples people want to see a month to two after a wedding. ..I’m over GH and JP and SA

su0000
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su0000

ok, have to mention..
It all seems to lose .. Everything is like unrung bells.

and, with Nikolas presumed dead and gone then who is taking care of Spenser?
the writing is a big dump of scrambled plots.
I can not see Nikolas ever leaving Spenser, not ever.
So- if J&S are going the way of Nikolis setting it all up and leaving Spenser believing his father is dead, that would be so bad ..

and there is zero buildup as to whom would even want Nikolas dead/ or whatever– no buildup, it’s just thrown out there.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Spenser can take care of himself…he and Joslynn knocked of Unsaint Nik and next on their list is Bitchel(Rachel) in Children Of The Corney!!!!…lol

Melissa
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Melissa

My guess — Nicholas staged his own death to get back at Jason or Hayden or both. In a preview of next week’s plots, Spencer is described as having no reaction to his father’s possible demise. Probably because Nick told him what he was doing ahead of time so as not to worry him.

Tom
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Tom

The end is almost here. For General Hospital. I am sorry to say this, but ABC wants out of the soap business. ABC always cancel good shows, like Nashville. I really hope Nashville gets picked up, by another network. Come on NetFlix, pick up Nashville please. General Hospital is on its last leg. Mark my words, GH will be gone next year.

Jenna
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Jenna

Then if that is truly the case give people what they want to see.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Hope you’re wrong about GH, but you’re right about NASHVILLE. I miss it already and when I look at ABC’S summer and fall rosters, I start getting nauseous. WHAT are they (not) thinking?

jaybird369
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jaybird369

WELCOME ABOARD, ROBIN RIKER!!!!!!!!!!

Scoma60
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Scoma60

The people running GH are intent on running it in the ground. Hayden is a huge failure. She’s on her third backstory and we still don’t give a flying flip. She should’ve been written out months ago & most certainly not given a family.

GH is bloated and characters we know & love get crumbs while TPTB just keep hiring. The latest being Claudette. No one can write for a cast this large.

TPTB need to get rid of Hayden, her family, Nina, Valerie, Paul, Claudette,etc… And quit nickle & dimeing vets like Becky/Tyler for all these unwanted newbies.

Tristan
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Tristan

Thank you. I agree 100%. I really wish ABC would intervene in this mess.

Re: Hayden. Yes, major fail. She gets a mom and, 20 years on, we STILL do not even know the name of Liz Webber’s mother. Frank’s priorities are not the priorities of GH’s core audience. That, in a nutshell, is what is wrong with GH and why it is sinking like a stone.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

How about a clever twist…no one actually pushed Nik(didnt he just fall from a building months ago-where is his amnesia???-lol)…he just tripped and fell-oh, if only Henry Slezar was here to write these mysteries!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Nay, my guess he faked his death whether to get back at Hayden for wanting to rat him out to the police or to buy some time from his creditors — with the body just disappearing like that, my soap senses are telling me this is a set up.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yep…my sister said the same thing and i bet you and her are correct!!!

Jenna
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Jenna

Agreed . The writing on GH lacks continuity and build up. I don’t understand why that is so difficult. Yes there are too many useless characters that serve no purpose.
Hayden/Rachel is one of them along with Nina, Valerie, Paul, Ava and many more. As far as Erika Slezak joining, that would be amazing. Even more amazing would be Melissa Archer who should have joined years ago. The family dynamic and relationships are what viewers want.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Sounds more like people here wasn’t an influx of past actors from OLTL I doubt that happens. The show killers are picking up steam again and now over on Days.. Jen Lilley as Theresa has quit.. Well like years gone by I’ll just ride out out.. My first time watching a long time soap go off the air was Love Of Life during it’s final week in 1980.. the year daytime roared back work a vengeance.. The stories.. The characters across all three networks… You didn’t know WHICH ONE to watch lol.. I was a channel hopping gleeful so and… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Wasn’t not want

davlestev1
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davlestev1

Want lol

PattyJean
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PattyJean

I suppose the crooked D.A. will be attracted to Hayden/Rachel’s mother then . . .

k/kay
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k/kay

No one cares about Hayden no one if you want to bring on new faces then connect them to the history of the show no one ever learns. What’s the definition of failure ? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome!

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B&B Favorite Alley Mills Joins General Hospital in Mystery Role

Actress Alley Mills, best known to soap opera fans for her role as Pam Douglas (oh, those lemon bars) on The Bold and the Beautiful, has joined the cast of ABC’s General Hospital.

The news comes in the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands everywhere on Friday.

According to SOD, Mills will be playing a mystery role and will first appear later this month on GH.

Previously, Alley previously played the late Stephanie Forrester’s (Susan Flannery) sister on B&B from 2006-2019, and was last seen on the soap in 2021.

Mills is also beloved by primetime fans for her role in the original version of the sitcom, The Wonder Years as Norma Arnold.

So, who do you think Alley will be playing on GH? Weigh-in via the comment section below.

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GH’s Avery Pohl on Esme’s Return: “She’s Using Her Time Wisely and Waiting For The Right Moment to Strike”

Next week, Esme Prince (Avery Pohl) is back lurking around Port Charles.  When viewers last saw Esme, she went over the parapet at Wyndemere during a showdown with Ava (Maura West).

For months, GH fans have been eagerly awaiting to see just how and when Esme would return to get revenge, or find out what she is after.  From the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, it looks like the wait is over.

In dishing with SOD on her on-screen return, Pohl shared that Esme is, “essentially on the run.”  However, she adds, “Esme is aware of the circumstances she’s put herself in.  She is aware that people are going to to be after her.  She’s not dumb.”

Just what’s in store for Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Ava, Trina (Tabyana Ali), Spencer (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) now that Esme is back?

As Esme’s plan begins to reveal itself, Pohl shares: “Before she goes right back into the thick of it, she scopes things out.  She’s using her time wisely and waiting for the right moment to strike.”

So, are you glad that finally Avery Pohl is back on GH as Esme? What do you hope happens next? Who do you think is Esme’s biological mother? Do you want her to get her comeuppance from the Cassadine clan and Trina? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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