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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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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?

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

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

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

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.

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:)

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

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

Correction! Dr. Finn not Quinn.

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, abandoned by her parents w/a friggin’ neighbor in Colorado,etc… Liz’s abandonment issues should be addressed instead of trying to prop up newbie # 7925 on GH’s already grossly bloated cast

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 ?

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 about parental rights with Ava… since he confessed to killing Morgan. their were these two bullys… with no charisma OR personality corralling Ava… blackmail begets

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.

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

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 me. He needs his mojo back. Forced pairings never end up working.

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!

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.

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!

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!

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!

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.

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?

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!!!

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

Too young as Jeff…but maybe as somebody else

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

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??

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

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,

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

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

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

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…) 🙂

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.

Thank you, Jay!

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

Take care, Brother!

@ 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…

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

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!

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!

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.

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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Eva LaRue Makes Her ‘General Hospital’ Debut: What Were Your First Impressions of Natalia Rogers-Ramirez?

On the Monday, February 26th episode of General Hospital, former All My Children favorite, Eva LaRue (ex-Maria Santos), made her first appearance in her new recurring role of Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia Rogers-Ramirez.

In key scenes, as Kristina (Kate Mansi) and Blaze are happy after spending the night together, Kristina is in for a shock when she is still in bed and the door opens and Blaze’s mother, Natalia strolls in seemingly oblivious to walked she just walked in.

Natalia announces, “Alison, Mommy’s here!” Then, Natalia looks over and sees Kristina in bed and both women are a bit startled. Kristina introduces herself to “Mrs. Rogers-Ramirez.” However, Natalia corrects her and says it’s “Miss.”

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Next, Blaze walks into the room still in her robe. She is very shocked that her mother arrived in Port Charles much earlier than expected. Natalia wants an explanation of just what she walked in on. It is then, Kristina concocts a story and explains they had a girls’ night, and it got late so Alison let her crash.

Natalia seems to buy into Kristina’s lies. Blaze starts to argue with her mother over the non-vegan sandals her mother brought her from Puerto Rico and her grandmother’s pudding, which she has told her in the past she dislikes. Kristina pipes in that the reason Alison doesn’t like it, is because of the texture and the same goes for avocado and flan. Natalia says she thinks she knows her own daughter.

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Then, Blaze gets more upset and asks Kristina to stay and be by her side. Blaze announces that she and Kristina are more than just friends. We already know that Natalia is from a very conservative background, so we anticipate on tomorrow’s episode of GH, she won’t approve finding out her daughter is gay. Stay-tuned.

So, were you happy to see Eva LaRue back on daytime and now on General Hospital? What were you first impressions of her new character Natalia Rogers-Ramirez? Share your thoughts in the comment section, but first, check out the scenes from her arrival below,

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General Hospital’s William Lipton to Star in Music Drama Series ‘The Runarounds’ From ‘Outer Banks’ Creators

This sounds like a perfect starring vehicle for the multi-talented William Lipton (Cameron Webber), who recently made a brief return to General Hospital for his best friend, Spencer Cassadine’s (the exited Nicholas Chavez) gravesite memorial service.

Now comes word that Lipton is set to star in a new series in the works entitled The Runarounds. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because The Runarounds is the name of the band seen in season three of Netflix’s popular series, Outer Banks. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amazon has given the green light to an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for The Runarounds which premise features the story of a post-high school band as they try to make it big.

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The fictional drama is inspired by the real life band of the same name and will star its group’s members: William Lipton, Axel Ellis, Jeremy Yun, Zendé Murdock and Jesse Golliher.

The Runarounds will be set and film in Wilmington, North Carolina, where Outer Banks was also shot. Skydance Television is the studio behind the series. Outer Banks creators Josh Pate, Joshua Pate, and Shannon Burke will bring this project to life.

Lipton took to his Instagram on Monday, once the news of the series was revealed, expressing, “Where are we going, fellas? To the top, Johnny!” Immediately GH co-stars past and present shared their congratulations to William including: Sydney Mikayla (ex-Trina Robinson) and Enzo De Angelis, who plays Lipton’s brother, Aiden on GH.

 

In a statement, Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon MGM Studios, expressed: “When we first met with Jonas and Skydance about The Runarounds, it was immediately clear that they brought us a special show featuring an incredibly talented cast and real-life band. We are very much looking forward to sharing the exhilarating journey of The Runarounds with our global Prime Video customers.”

The Runarounds were actually formed as a band back in 2021, when Jonas Pate issued a casting call looking for a group to appear on Outer Banks. The group first performed together when they played for Pate ahead of appearing in season three after being selected from a more than 5,000 musicians who responded to the call.

No word yet on when The Runarounds will be released.

So, excited for this opportunity for William Lipton to star in this music drama? Hope he returns to GH down the line? Comment below.

 

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

Photo: Netflix

She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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