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Robin Riker Returns To General Hospital!

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Naomi Dreyfus will never win “Mother of the Year”, but by the end of this year, she will be back on the canvas on General Hospital.  That means her portrayer, soap vet Robin Riker will be making a return to the ABC soap opera.

According to the lastest issue of Soap Opera Digest, Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) mom who was carted off to jail in September after claiming that she, not Hayden, took those diamonds and did not turn them over to the feds, will be back by the end of the month.

With Hayden being in a precarious position healthwise, and her budding relationship with Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), what could Riker’s return mean?

There is also the issue of Naomi having had an affair with Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) dead, Jeff Webber.  Thus causing the revelation that Hayden an Liz are really half-sisters.  And speaking of Jeff, will he finally return to Port Charles?  Many questions to ponder.

So, what do you think will happen when Naomi returnns to GH? Comment below!

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anonymous
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anonymous

I think the writers’ will have to decide if they are going to do a recast of jeff webber if Richard dean Anderson doesn’t want to return if he was asked to come back. Because jeff thinks he only has 2 daughters and/or will we see the person that hayden always thought was her father? I think there’s more to the diamonds than viewers have been told. Speaking of telling, when do sarah and steven find out they have another sister?

Patrick
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Patrick

it’d be great if Richard Dean Anderson would return…. he looks good… even weight gain hasn’t lessened his appeal.

I wonder, tho

would GH hire , Robert Newman, ex-Josh, GL ? I think he’d be amazing… and would be spot on … and an amazing DAD to Liz… of course these riles Hayden to no end…

PLUS: as some posts have shared…. is Jane Elliott ‘ Tracy really retiring…. ?

Robert Newman and Jane Elliott…. for the WIN…. WOW

Lisa
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Lisa

Jane Elliot retiring ? Oh dear perish the thought !
She looks absolutely fabulous !
And she must keep the Q’s relevant and on the canvas.

dewlove
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dewlove

Hi All…..yes, yes, yes to all of this and a cigarette afterwards please!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

I returned to GH a few years ago, and Jane Elliot looked nothing like she does today. Not only younger, more energetic in the way she walks and moves around, and loss of weight, more becoming attire and hairdo. I can’t say enough about the changes in her whole personna. It would be a great loss to GH and the viewers if she leaves, so this had better be a biig rumour.

dante williams
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dante williams

I keep saying he needs to play Liz or Sharon’s dad on Y&R, maybe both because he’s that good and there’s only 4 soaps on air in daytime so let’s get an extra helping of him! Great idea Patrick:)

Tim S.
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Tim S.

Would like to see her on for awhile with a good storyline….

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Me too. She needs some romance. Love her and Quinn, but not that way.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Correction! Dr. Finn not Quinn.

Scoma60
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Scoma60

GMAB! I’m sick of a 19 year vet like Becky Herbst having to prop the hateful sanctimonious Hayden. Naomi is not needed especially on this already bloated cast. WTH haven’t they brought back Jeff (a character we know & are invested in) at least for an arc? We’re expected to believe Liz hasn’t contacted Jeff about Hayden over the last 3 months??She’s just sitting on that? This “poor pitiful ” Hayden backstory is insulting especially since Hayden has routinely called Liz a slut, her kids bastards & acts like she’s better than Liz. Liz has worked since 15, been raped,… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Scoma60 – I salute you. telling it like it is.

“I was once” a Hayden Fan. she came on like gangbusters… WITH Nicholas. Magic.. but then again… their always is… with Tyler Christopher.

GMAB: GH writers decided Nicholas was not good enough…. Frank Valentini WANTS to prop his pets…

this is another post… that had me roaring with laughter.

Wil replied December 3rd, 2016 at 10:10 pm
RB can reprise Greenlee. Hayden can die of Finn’s disease.

it’s the perfect scenario, right ?

Patrick
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Patrick

ps: until Hayden TREATS Liz with respect… oohh i’m chomping at the bit. plus: I couldn’t stand it… when Kiki stepped up and decided it was best that she quit working @Metro Court. Carly: “That’s a very mature decision” HUH? I kept telling myself… Carly will apologize to Kiki for how she ripped Kiki a new hole… with her overkill rant… because she fell out of love with MOrgan. so… until Carly mans up… and apologizes to Kiki. i’m so done with her. case in point: back to the same ole BS… as Ava went over to talk to Sonny… Read more »

Vicki
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Vicki

I agree with ALL of you…Rebecca deserves better…I am sickened that RD has to be kept and take good airtime from her…not to mention what I refer to as the Nelly portion of the show

Marianne
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Marianne

Who are these guys kidding? We all know Hayden and Finn aren’t dying. This storyline is absolutely ridiculous.Prop, prop and more prop for Hayden. Finn has been on for almost a year and still no name for this disease. It’s as if the writers are making things up as they go along. There is no way in hell I will like this Hayden character. I don’t care if you give her a deadly disease or try to soften her. Not buying it and tired of it. They are turning Michael Easton back into a head scratching Silas and it bothers… Read more »

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Patrick, I just want to applaud you for this: “I can’t help but know… when the show features Sonny and Carly… I immediately think of a vacuum… they suck the life out of the show. dullard.”

To those still drinking that “Sonny and Carly Kool-Aid”: See, there are plenty of us detractors!

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Rebecca Budig hasn’t found a good spot to fit in on this soap. Hayden’s role is essentially that of a misfit. Naomi Dreyfus? Who cares and who needs her on this soap? GH the last few years has gone in the direction of parading characters in and out for periods of time. Revolving door. If we’re lucky with this storyline, Richard Dean Anderson will pop in for a while. Then he’ll be gone. Good grief. I still miss OLTL and AMC – much more interesting writing and stable casting.

Timmm
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Timmm

You make a good point. As I stated, they just dropped the whole Jeff Weber thing and moved on to freaky Franco creepin on Liz and now we get this Tom Baker dude. Yeah, not ONCE did Liz say, yeah I called Jeff and asked him about Hayden. That is an OMG moment in her life and these moronic writers dusted it back under the rug so we can watch Sonny sleep with Lolita!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Now, now, Sonny didn’t sleep with Lolita. He just thinks he did. If he’d use his head, he’d know better (oops). She made him believe it, and I can’t wait to find out why!

Stacey
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Stacey

Liz has a sister Sara. Why ignore her and change history just to tie this character of Hayden to the canvas? First she’s Jake Doe’s wife then she is with Nicholas. Propped by Nicholas, Tracy, Elizabeth,
Finn, Monica. Now her Mom is back. But what takes the cake is making her financial officer of GH . It is absolutely insulting. ENOUGH!

Katia
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Katia

How and why should we be invested in this sickness when we know what the outcome will be? This storyline stinks and I really like MIchael Easton. Hayden, not much at all.I resent the fact the propping is non stop. It really makes me dislike the character.

Timmm
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Timmm

She is a good actress and Naomi could be an interesting character. I just wish they would bring Jeff back. That story or rumor fell flat on its face! Also, how about they cast her ex-husband?

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

Im glad im not the only one who types errors…that should be dad not dead-lol….Robert Newman as Jeff Webber…dont matter that he is 8 years younger than RDA-if they could get Anderson back that would be great but i have my doubts…Patrick Duffy ok too…Ron Moss looks the part but some dont like his acting!!!

robbie
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robbie

Really digging Gil Bellows(Ally McBeal) on Eyewitness on USA. Would be a great addition to GH, as Jeff.

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

Too young as Jeff…but maybe as somebody else

robbie
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robbie

I suppose you’re right, didn’t think that thru.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

First of all , why can’t I get my replys to the right person? Drives me crazy! Have you seen Ron Moss lately? Looks like Santa Claus. The man I could see Tracy with is Ron Raines from GL who plays the handsome, rich tycoon to the hilt! I know he’s busy with his Broadway stuff and whatever else he’s into these days, but they would really be good together. P.S , he’s only 67 , not too old for Tracy??

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

i like Ron from GL-think i mentioned him for one of the roles-he could be recurring which would get him time to fly back to New York…but Jeff was Monica’s ex…would like to see them together first

Addison
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Addison

I guess this is good news but it hardly merits an exclamation mark at the end of the headline.
GH could really use some super good news–like an announcement of a new EP and writing regime,

su0000
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su0000

Haydn’s mother returns because her daughter is dying.
She probably has a body part that will save Hayden lol ..

mike
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mike

Love Robin Riker. Michael E. Knight would be a great Jeff Webber.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

He sure was great on Y&R but some dummy let him go. Was so good in his part.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

I am all for anything that broadens Elizabeth’s storyline, as she is the ONLY current link (“relative”-ly speaking) to original character, Steve Hardy. So if Steve’s biological son, Jeff, were to ever return, that would be another link, and I would be ecstatic!

But why expand any links to legacy characters and families when the despicable character of Sonny can simply permeate every single storyline on this show every single day?!?! (Sorry, but I couldn’t resist…) 🙂

jaybird369
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jaybird369

James…dude…to me, the second paragraph in your post particularly SPEAKS VOLUMES!!!!! Oh…and…as far as I’m concerned, there will NEVER BE anything romantic (or whatever) about a character aka Sonny who is nothing but two-faced, toxic, slimy, sleazy and hypocritical. BEYOND BLECH!!!!!

Have a good one, Brother.

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Thank you, Jay!

Why don’t the powers that be
Listen to you and to me?

Take care, Brother!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

@ Robbie…Loved Gil Bellows on Ally McBeal! Such a cutie! Haven’t seen him in anything since. Glad to know he’s still acting. (Responding from my phone. For some reason it doesn’t place my comments under the “reply” choice…

robbie
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robbie

First I had seen him too, really enjoying the series too. Check it out. Enjoy!

Paul
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Paul

With GH most of the shock and awe is at how they don’t build suspense and that the stories always seem to lack real excitement. Wow… Hayden is Liz’ sister! Only one surprised by that will be Liz!

Ces
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Ces

I would loveeeeeee to see RDA back as Jeff!! I used to love hum back in the day … Ooh Anne/Jeff/Heather/Diane such good GH back then …. If they have to recast then I say bring Robert Newman in but otherwise try like hell to get Richard back even for a short story arc! It would being great history and hopefully a few good scenes with Robin M too!

mfarris70
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mfarris70

Since Richard Burgi was already squandered on the character of Paul, I think Robert Newman or any of the myriad of actors who played Frank Ryan on Ryan’s Hope would make a fine Jeff Webber.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Ugg….another show to check out! Lol…my DVR is going to self-combust! Thanks Robbie…I’ll look for it!

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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.

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Kin Shriner Celebrates 45-Year Milestone as General Hospital’s Scott Baldwin

What would General Hospital be without Kin Shriner, who has always played Scott Baldwin to the hilt with unique style and acting chops? Today on August 2nd, Kin marks his 45th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series, and the series just would never be the same without his four decades plus of performances, making him an enduring fan favorite.

Shriner debuted on GH back on this date in 1977.  Scott’s love story with Laura (Genie Francis) would begin to set a new trajectory for GH. Later, when Laura married Luke (Tony Geary) in 1981, and Scott made a shocking appearance at the reception and caught the bouquet, the character turned to the dark side which started a new era of story for Scott/Laura/Luke and more.

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Scott is the stepson of attorney, Lee Baldwin (the late Peter Hansen) and Dr. Gail Adamson (the late Susan Brown); although through the years they tangled over differences, the family loved and cared for one another.

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In more recent years, Scott’s legal eagle courtroom antics are always a must-see for viewers, as well as any time Shriner gets to show Scott’s emotional side, such as the time he learned his son Franco (Roger Howarth) had died.

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Kin’s scenes with his current on-screen love interest, Kathleen Gati (Liesl) are always a delight for GH fans, as well.

In addition to his General Hospital run, Shriner appeared as Scott in the GH spinoff; Port Charles from 1997-2000 and again in 2001.

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Share your congratulations to Kin on his 45th anniversary in the comment section, and then let us know what has been your favorite Scott Baldwin scene through the years. 

But first, in case you missed it, check out our interview last year with Kin on the Michael Fairman Channel below.

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General Hospital’s Maura West Delivers The ‘Power Performance of the Week’

On last Thursday and Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the ABC soap opera finally moved the story forward with the reveal to Ava (Maura West) that Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Esme (Avery Pohl) slept together, and within it, fans got to witness the beginning of the fallout and the reaction as played by three-time Daytime Emmy-winner and enduring fan favorite, Maura West.

As one might expect, the material in the hands of the mighty West, and the acting choices she makes are always intriguing and masterful.

In story, things start to unravel for Ava, when outside Trina’s (Tabyana Ali) courtroom trial, Esme and Ava have a confrontation.  It is there that Esme snarks at Ava, that she has the ability to destroy her world.  When Ava dares her to try, Nikolas shows up on the scene begging Esme to stop.  However, a manipulative Esme says, “Too late, I’m ending this right here, right now.” After lighting the fire, Esme walks off telling Nikolas to have a nice chit chat with his wife.

Next, Ava and Nikolas go to a private office, and Nikolas tells her that he made a huge mistake. A now suspicious Ava, asks, “What kind of mistake?” Nikolas then goes on to explain how he slept with Esme, just once, when he thought his relationship with Ava had tanked and had suffered irreparable damage.

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What comes after was where West shined, as a sarcastic Ava quipped, “Poor you, seduced by a high school graduate.”  Ava, then launches into that she thought she married a man, but instead she married a spineless weakling, and now she is going to burn him to the ground.

Later at Wyndemere, as Esme is frantically packing her suitcase and taking with her the all-important envelope linking her to Ryan (Jon Lindstrom), Ava appears and a confrontation begins with Ava calling out Esme as a, “conniving little whore”. Esme flaps back that Ava slept with both Morgan and Sonny (Maurice Benard)! Having put two and two together, Ava says she know that Esme is responsible for the revenge sex tape of Cameron (Willian Lipton) and Joss (Eden McCoyand setting fire to her car.

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Ava has wised up from all of Esme’s nasty statements and has come to realize that everything Esme has done including sleeping with Nikolas, feels like a targeted, planned attack on her, and she knows there is more to this story than Esme has ever let on.  When Ava spots the envelope in Esme’s suitcase, she goes to get it, but Esme grabs it from her. Then, with a steely warning, Ava tells Esme that she will be going to the courthouse now to exonerate Trina, and if she doesn’t, Ava will make sure Esme disappears and no one will ever be able to find her alive.

Now, while some viewers may be waiting for a knock-down drag-out catfight, we don’t know what will happen on Monday or Tuesday’s episode, but sometimes it’s more delicious just letting the words and its intentions drive the action, and West delivered the goods in spades in scenes with Marcus Coloma and Avery Pohl.

For all the reasons stated above, Michael Fairman TV names Maura West’s work as The Power Performance of the Week.

What did you think of Maura’s performance in the scenes where Ava finds out Nikolas slept with Esme and Ava’s confrontation later with Esme? What do you hope happens next?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section.  But firstm check out some moments from West’s performance below.

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