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Steve Burton Talks His Return To GH: From Patient Six, Contract Status, Billy Miller, Maura West, To Reuniting With His Longtime Pals!

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This week, during his Satellite Media Tour for his return to General Hospital, Steve Burton chatted with Michael Fairman on how things are shaping up being back to his old stomping grounds on the ABC daytime drama series, and playing out the storyline of “Patient Six”, (or is he the real Jason Morgan returned from the dead?), which has fans anxiously waiting to see how the story unfolds. All of this on the heels of the reveal that Jason had a twin brother, Drew. With Billy Miller still at this point inhabiting the role of “Jason” and Sam (Kelly Monaco) in love with her man and their trip to Manhattan on the way this week, the drama continues to take some twists and turns.

Here are some excerpts below from the video interview, where Burton clarifies that he has signed a contract with GH for three years, what it has been like to return and if there was any trepidation in coming back five years later, what it was like to work with Maura West (Ava) for the first time, and how things shook out with Billy Miller when he told him he was coming back to GH, and more.

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As to what Steve thinks of the storyline that has been plotted out, he expressed: “The way the story is rolling out is exciting for me.  Before, I would only read my scripts the night before. Now, I am reading ahead to see what’s happening.   As an actor, there is so much rich story to tell with going back and seeing what’s happened with everybody’s life with Sam (Kelly Monaco), Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard), Michael (Chad Duell), and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), and all these people that I had great connections with to see what’s happened, and if they have moved on, or if they are still around, and to figure out what is going on in Port Charles when I get there”

When clarifying for the fans just what is his contract status with GH, Steve revealed:  “I signed a 3-year contract.  So, I am here for 3 years.   I would like to be here longer, but obviously you go year by year, but I have no intentions of it being short term.”

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Coming back to GH 5 years later, since Jason was so connected and key to the canvas, Steve shared if there was any trepidation, or concern that the return might not go as one would hope: “Obviously, that is in your head.  There is huge emotion tied to me coming back for me, personally because of the cast and the crew, and being there for 20-plus years. Then you want to tell the story right. You want to do it justice.  You want to serve everybody who’s involved.  I think it’s playing out great from what I am hearing from the fans.  People are excited to see the next day, and that’s what soap operas are.  That’s what we want to do … we want to tune-in, and just keep watching.”

Since Steve returns imminently means he could be revealed to be the real Jason Morgan, he shared how things went down when Billy Miller found out Steve was coming home to the ABC daytime drama series:  “When Billy first started playing Jason Morgan, obviously there are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that people don’t know about.   Billy was gracious enough to call me when he got the role.  When I found out I was going back, the first thing I did was call Billy.  We got to work together on The Young and the Restless.  We were friends, and at one point we had the same manager.  So, there is not going to be this big face-off of Steve and Billy.  Everything is good, man.  We have been working together a lot.”

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Since Steve’s first scenes back to GH were with Maura West, someone he never worked with previously, he had nothing but kudos for the fan favorite actress:  “Maura has been in the business a long time.  She is incredible to work with, and I am glad I got to work with her first.  She was someone I had never worked with, and it was cool.  Obviously, I did not say a lot in the first couple of episodes, which was probably better for me (laughs) so I can get warmed up instead of being thrown right back into it, and figure things out.  Maura is great!  I hope I get to work with her more.  Ava did help “Patient Six” escape and so that’s a big one.

When pressed to how long fans might have to endure Sam, Jason, and Patient Six not truly running into each other, Burton said, “It’s sooner than later ….  It’s going to be very soon!”

Now below, watch the full video interview of Steve Burton on his return to GH.  Make sure to also subscribe to The Michael Channel on You Tube for more upcoming celebrity interviews and more! Let us know what you thought of Steve’s remarks after you check out what he had to share via the comment section below!

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Timmm
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Timmm

WOW! I didnt realize he signed a 3 year contract? Thats great! Also happy to hear that he will see Sam soon and his reappearance wont be drug out for a year! Great to have Steve back!

Celia
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Celia

T, I made such a complete turnabout with Steve. I have really come to admire him as an actor. Those last few werks at Y&R ingratiated him to me. I respect him and his craft.
Furthermore, so far, he has impressed so much dispelling any doubt I had.
The only hitch is his meeting with the Three Musketeers. ( Sonny, Carly and Sam).
I know you like Sam…… I tried…hopeless!! LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

I knew you would eventually catch Stevemania! Dylan was a brutal Y&R character BUT when they wrote him off, he got to show his acting chops! Steve has been great with Ava and even Huxley has been palpable. I do not look forward to him seeing Sonny and Carly. It will be too sweet and too many bro moments! MY Third Musketeer is Spinelli! I cannot stand him and he will blow a gasket when he sees Stone Cold! Sam, there are TWO reasons I like Sam, no just kidding, I like her. She is more tolerable to me than… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….So then, exactly what, pray tell, are those two reasons you like Sam??? Her immense intellectual prowess and awesome ability to emote? Yeah, I thought NOT! LOL…(Just teasing, Timmmbo! I’m actually pro-Sam, too…) Still, your sentiments regarding the roles Sonny and Carly will be playing ala the “Q a Deux” scenario are certainly not unique….most of us seem to be dreading those two taking front and center during the telling of this “twinning” tale. However, as for Spinelli? I am excited to see him reunited with his old pal, “Stonecold” since theirs was a genuine friendship and yes, “bromance” that… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

Patrick McGoohan played Number 6 in The British tv series The Prisoner..is this where they got the idea for calling Steve Burton’s character?…seems that way!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

Number 6…Patient 6???

Shay
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Shay

That’s an intriguing theory, jimh! I never watched “The Prisoner,” but I am aware of its premise! However, you are certainly not alone in your efforts to infuse GH’s current storylines with such a creative and logical aspect, since a number of us have previously sought inspirational clues from classic dramas, literature and world history to explain various mysteries, even though I suspect probably none of our breathless suppositions will actually bear much, if any, fruit.

rose
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rose

Good call Jimh. Loved The Prisoner series. The Brits have such a captivating way to tell good stories. Other ones I’ve liked are The Avengers and Tinker,Tailor, Soldier Spy. Maybe Steve’s character is a pickup from this Patient 6, and it would be nice to know the newer generation of writers even know about some of these older series and would borrow from them. I would like to think so.

Shay
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Shay

By the way, jimh, your mention of this iconic series was downright prescient! I just happened upon a new RadioTimes article which celebrated the show’s 50th anniversary and shared news of a documentary (“In My Mind”) being released about this still-unforgettable program, which includes rare interviews with its notoriously press-shy (and now sadly departed) star/showrunner, the late Patrick McGoohan. Having said that, I am definitely going to have to check out “The Prisoner”…its idyllic Welsh seaside village looks like my kind of place and actually reminds me of Doc Martin’s “Portwenn!” (Which is rather ironic, when you consider he often… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“Burton clarifies that he has signed a contract with GH for three years,”

WOW… I was happy knowing that his “for awhile” was perhaps 6-9 months

THREE effing years

me
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me

You think GH is still going to be on the air in THREE “effing” years?

Patrick
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Patrick

you made me laugh…. rollingly so

it just took me by complete surprise.. that GH is THAT ( fargone ) to invest so much time in Steve Burton

already his eyes look tired

David
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David

Let’s hope the show lasts that long!

Gertie
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Gertie

I’m one of five people I know that’s been watching GH for the last 30 years or more. We don’t have any concern that it won’t be around for the foreseeable future.
What’s the matter, did somebody steal your lollipop?

Kim
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Kim

I’ve been watching for 54 years, I think it will still be goung in 3. However; recycling actors as different characters does stretch the limits of what even loyal fans can endure. Steve Burton IS Jason, period.

Brandi M Charlson
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Brandi M Charlson

I’m getting excited too! Because like Steve said it can go anywhere! Grateful for you coming back!

David
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David

Gertie, what does watching the show 30 years have to do with anything? Ratings are in the basement and the show has not been renewed yet for another year. So that is a legitimate concern. I work for ABC and GH is not their top priority.

3rd

Harry
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Harry

David, I appreciate your input.
I guess this is a case of killing the messenger? Or maybe more like cursing the weatherman who gives a forecast one doesn’t like?

lynn harrison
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lynn harrison

I’m very excited that Steve Burton is back I will I’ve watched him ever since he began playing on General Hospital I’m so glad he signed a three-year contract but I hope it goes on for another 30 more years.

Florene Little
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Florene Little

Yayyy. I’m so glad your back.

Florene Little
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Florene Little

I love u Jason. So glad your back. You and Sonny are the best.

Becca
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Becca

That remains to be seen

Connie Rains
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Connie Rains

He left the show for “greener pastures” so I really hope he is NOT returning as Jason. He deserves to be allowed to return, but not as Jason. If he turns out to be Jason, I will stop watching.

Elaine
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Elaine

So agree.The character of Jason is already on screen with Billy Miller.I personally do not want Burton on or anywhere near GH

Stephanie Minton
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Stephanie Minton

Steve Burton IS Jason Morgan…aka stone cold. He perfected that character! I’m thrilled he’s back! Billy Miller is a great actor… IMO he’ll make Drew an amazing character out of this storyline. Steve always got results. Billy makes things worse! He doesn’t have the instincts. But he plays the family man(when the kids are there! ). He’s the attentive husband..I’m glad Billy’s staying,I like him… Butt Steve HAS to be ??!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

as … long … as “Drew” ( Billy Miller ) breaks OUT of the dullard Corinthos orbit… then I wouldn’t give a damn what … Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco… do there are enough – uninteresting – characters on GH.. that adding back in .. SB and KM … does not matter. THE WRITING SUCKS just , for the love of God, make Drew the missing twin… get his memory back… and lo and behold … he’s a doctor. he’s been missing all these years.. and yes, playing Jason we can let that go… and it will have to mean… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I agree. Steve is Jason and Spenilli gave him the perfect nickname of stonecold. He made that role and plays it to perfection along with Maurice as Sonny. I am glad he is back!!!❤❤

MB
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MB

LOL! Burton has the “right to return” but not as Jason! He IS Jason. The idea that Miller is somehow owed the character when he’s totally miscast and a total flop is absurd. He also only signs one year contracts and would leave for “greener pastures” in a minute if he could. That’s unlikely though as his “great acting” is a figment of superfan imaginations. Maybe he was good on Y&R, I don’t know, never saw him. But Miller swallows his words, mumbles his lines and has no range of expressions. He’ll be at GH for a while and not… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@MB –  Yes yes Yes – thank you I’ve posted oft enough –  I haven’t seen Billy Miller – since – Y&R your post reads “perfectly” “… his “great acting” is a figment of superfan imaginations. Maybe he was good on Y&R, ” if GH doesn’t give BM at least a try @Drew as a doctor? just to get him out of … the Sonny and Carly show. perhaps BM superfans may never get that want. I’m at “last” feeling this way now, about Nina. they are so close yet so far.. because of the friggin stinking writers. I’d like… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

in any event : how far does Franco the nut up get with his new found lings ? it’s always an interesting “charge” when a superfan gets another shot I never watched Roger Howarth on OLTL. when he showed up @GH as Todd… WITH Connie. this turned everything for me. I knew what fans meant. naturally, I fell in love when a soaphopper scores. and it’s vanquished because of that law suit. this is a great opportunity to flesh out and give Billy Miller and Roger Howarth some new tunes… dance it really stumps me that @GH writers … give… Read more »

Geri
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Geri

Great that Steve is back. I am enjoying the exchanges with the man on the freighter.(sorry, I haven’t picked up his name) Great story lines will be going on I’m sure.Off to a good start!

rose
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rose

I’m enjoying having Steve back so far as well. Like how it started with Ava who I’m sure will play a part on his return to Port Charles. And yes Huxley. Sometimes these unexpected encounters can provide some of the most fun. Wasn’t Huxley also the one who held Nick and Ava captive in his english estate?

su0000
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su0000

If Steve’s return screwed with Billy then it’s war !!!

Harry
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Harry

I don’t think Steve’s return will hurt Miller. If anything, his return might enhance Miller’s performance.
As others stated, Burton IS Jason Stonecold Morgan. Miller never felt like Jason to me and this comes from a huge admirer of Miller’s.
There is room for both men I think.

rose
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rose

I think there is room for both Steve an Billy as well. The only problem is that Steve IS Stonecold which could put him back into the sphere of Sonny and Carly. And I have just had enough of their dominating GH. But what else can a Stonecold do? Just can’t see him going back to pre-accident days and becoming a doctor,

Becca
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Becca

He did to me and Billy is a great actor on his own. Three Grammy’s to prove it. Doesn’t need Steve to help improve his acting. It’s all about the writers and how good the story is. Both he and Steve work well together.

Steve
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Steve

Normally, ABC does not comment on contract issues, but they let it slip out that Miller signed a new contract so fans wouldn’t think Burton was forcing him out.

Becca
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Becca

If he leaves it will not be because Steve forced him out. Steve said that Billy was awesome actor. He always signs a one year contract everytime because he’s interested in primetime and if something comes up he wants to make sure he’s tied down for too long.

Cynthia Gibbs
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Cynthia Gibbs

Great to see him back. Cannot wait till he see Sam and Carly.

Becca
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Becca

Hope Billy’s Jason stays with Sam

PennySoap
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PennySoap

Very, Very Happy!

Gloria G.
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Gloria G.

omg now can’t wait to watch general hospital every day Steve Burton makes the show ! He is the true Jason Morgan!!!

Becca
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Becca

No he doesn’t. Everyone makes the show.

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

Excellent interview! I am so happy to see him back on the show. Equally exciting is the zest that Mr. Burton is exhibiting regarding his return. As soon as I get home from work I turn on the television to see where this story is taking us next. Very good stuff!!! 🙂

Angela M Hoppe
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Angela M Hoppe

I can’t tell you how crazy Happy I am that Jason I mean the real and only Jason as far as I’m concerned is Back. We Love you Steve!!!

Becca
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Becca

I love Steve but I love Billy too.

Susan presley
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Susan presley

I am so happy Steve is back. I can”t wait for him and Sonny to see each other. I don”t care what anyone says Steve Burton is Jason. I like bully but I love Steve as Jason.

Catliver
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Catliver

Maybe Elizabeth can have Jason(Steve Burton) since they have great chemistry and since Kelly Monaco an Billy Miller have great chemistry everyone could be happy for once

deb
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deb

i agree I love sam with Billy let Liz have him and keep billy…

Harry
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Harry

Works for me but that leaves Franco out in the cold.
On another note, am I just tesy and cantankerous or does Kelly’s manner of speaking get on anyone else’s last nerve?
She mumbles in a monotone so badly that I sometimes need to put on the subtitles feature.

Stephanie Syck
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Stephanie Syck

Seriously people first off Steve coming back is the best thing that’s happened to General Hospital in years!!!!! And really…..!? Sam belongs with the real Jason….so let them be together and Liz if something happens with Franco ( I love Franco by the way) let her be with Billy Miller!! I love Billy Miller also!

Becca
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Becca

Yes. Except I don’t want Liz with Steve either. Tamara Braun is coming on. Let him have her she is connected to the storyline.

don
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don

I think patient 6 will be revealed as THE JASON MORGAN and Miller’s Jason will be revealed as twin brother Drew. It will be interested how it will affect the others.

Becca
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Becca

Hope not

Luzcelenia Rodriguez
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Luzcelenia Rodriguez

I think patient number 6 should turn out to be Nicklas

Steve
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Steve

Nikolas is the yet-to-be-seen Patient 7

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

I didn’t watch GH when Mr. Burton was on. Always thought he was kinda dull on Y&R until his ‘swan song’ and really was impressed with his performances when given something more substantial to do. I am keeping an open mind about his return. I thought he had great chemistry with Ava, would like to see more of that going forward. Can’t stand Sam, now talk about boring! Really enjoyed the scenes he had with Trent Dawson this week! (Can we keep him, too??)

Celia
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Celia

I like the way you think, jeanine. I didn’t watch GH at thst time either. I have come to like Burton after Y&R, as well.

Sha walker
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Sha walker

Get on with the exposing of the storyline the plot is dragging out too long is he Jason or is he not?

Becca
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Becca

A matter of opinion. Nothing boring about them

su0000
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su0000

Steve and Billy can’t be the twins..
Steve is much older and looks much older than Billy..
Their height and age is way off for twins.

CincyMom
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CincyMom

Thank you. Finally someone other than me noticed it. There’s nearly a 10 year age difference in them and it’s obvious.

Satan
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Satan

Except Billy supposedly had his face entirely rebuilt after Ava ran over it in a stolen SUV. So they will use that as a reason to explain why Drew (Billy) looks younger than Jason.

It’s probably the most believable part of this whole twin story actually.

Celia
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Celia

Su, I’ve said this from the beginning, remember? I concluded Jason 1 and Franco were twins. I think you agreed?
However, some fans pointed out the fact that Jason/Billy had plastic surgery after his accident, which accounts for his youthful appearance.
As far as height, not necessarily true. I have an identical twin and she’s, at least, an inch taller than I.
But, the point is, I agree that the two Jasons are not THE twins….enter Franco.
Hey, you never know, Russia-Jason may still be Nikolas. LOL.

Celia
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Celia

@Steve.
Hey, Steve,
When I brought up the age difference between the two “Jasons”, you sort of nullified my comment by saying that Jason’s 2 youthful appearance was due to his plastic surgery?
Have you changed your mind? Do you now think that Jason 1 and Franco are twins?

Steve
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Steve

@Celia

No, I’m sure that Franco is the spawn of Scott and Heather. I just found Harry’s theory to be funny.

I do wonder what was in the Moore family background to give both Jasons their innate ability to fight. It didn’t come from the Quartermaine side. Yes, Alan tried to blow up a house on Monica and Rick, but he wasn’t a fighter.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

And why did he have to be brought back in with Ava’s “help”? Don’t know why TPTB keep pushing Ava on us? She should have been gone a long time ago–she was written in the proverbial “corner” and trying to “redeem” her has become just as tiresome as the “redeeming” of Julian (and now he’s out of prison and returning–egads). And the scene today with the “renegade priest” had me sickened (double egads!). BTW, how did the character become a priest and a doctor: how many years would that take??? And the “priest” is young–could pass for Ava “child” (triple… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Correct on all three counts, Nancy! I’ve repeatedly noted that Ava has overstayed her welcome in Port Charles…there’s too great a sense that this character has already run her course, so it truly does beggar belief that she should experience yet another shot at redemption regardless of her most dastardly past deeds. Ditto for the cougar-themed rerun in which she is now co-starring with Griffin….her May-December rumpy-pumpy with the witless man-child Morgan was certainly bad enough, but this soulless creature sinking her unholy teeth into a lapsed padre’ of “The Church”—especially one so obviously her junior—is downright distasteful at best,… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

I do agree. I know twins are sometimes born minutes apart from each other but ten years apart? Poor Susan!

Steve
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Steve

That’s hilarious. Add to that, she gave birth to the second twin 9 years after she died. If Soap Dish can bring back a deccapitated character, why can’t a dead woman give birth 9 years later?

Harry
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Harry

Steve, I tend to visualize things too much, maybe you do as well.
I just pictured the doctor telling Susan,”Okay, your first baby boy is doing great and the other one is on the way.” Nine years later……………..

Becca
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Becca

Their height is the same in real life. Both are 5 11. Their is 9 year’s difference in their real life ages. Since Billy’s Jason had plastic surjery they are saying that’s why he looks younger.

Pat
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Pat

Please bring SB back as himself Jason .Sam story line will not be so boring there is no chemistry like SB SM. Billy Miller should be with Elizabeth.

Becca
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Becca

Heck no. Way more chemistry with Billy and Kelly. Don’t want either with Liz. Especially my Billy. Tamara Braun is coming as new character. She’s involved with Patient 6 storyline.

Sharon
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Sharon

So glad to see Steve back really missed him as Jason hope he goes back with Liz welcome back Steve

Nancy Mojica
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Nancy Mojica

Glad he’s back. Welcome back Steve!

Betsy hack
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Betsy hack

I was not happy when Steve Burton left GH but when Billy took the role of Jason wasn’t too sure of him but I love Billy as Jason I hope Billy doesn’t lose his contract because of Steve because he decided to come back and alot of good characters were let go because GH goof up and did the kiss ass thing to pay Steve Burton more money to come back to GH not cool at all why hurt and confused the kids with this nonsense poor Sam who will she turn to Jason or Dean

Becca
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Becca

Billy. They are so hot together. They show more skin too.

Joanna
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Joanna

Steve Burton’s interview was awesome <3 <3;-)

Jen
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Jen

Love that he is back !!! I’ve watched GH for nearly 40 years !!!

Rochelle Ahearn
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Rochelle Ahearn

I actually stopped watching soaps when Carly’s son died. It was to close to home for me but my mom called and said Jason Steve Burton was back and I have been watching again. I have seen Mr. BURTON IN OTHER MOVIES HE HAS BEEN IN. LIKE WITH ROBERT
REDFORD. TRULY ENJOY HIS ACTING.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Have to say I missed him with Redford. Enlighten me please.

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I can’t think of the name of it, Nancy, But I think Steve Burton was in a prison drama movie. He was good in it. always thought Burton was a good actor and really underrated.

k/kay
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k/kay

Brubaker done in 1980 filmed around Tennessee where SB eventually moved it starred Robert Redford and the late James Gandolfini SB was a priso guard I think.

Harry
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Harry

Kay, Brubaker was a great movie but Burton was ten when that movie was released. Redford was in another prison drama movie called,”The Last Castle” which I think came out in the mid 90s and also starred James Gandelfino and Steve Burton.
The late and great Gandolfini praised Burton’s acting prowess which was really high praise coming from him.

K/kay
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K/kay

I know Harry I have both movies n my files! sorry ! Thx for correcting me ! As for the character of Jason the only reason I would want Billy to really be Jason is to see egg on Sonny’s face he has treated BM on and off screen classless!

Sonia Dominguez
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Sonia Dominguez

I’m so excited as Stephen is coming back patient 6 I like Bill but I would love to see patients 6 as our Jason Morgan

Becca
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Becca

I love BILLY!

Melanie Pruitt
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Melanie Pruitt

I am so happy Steve is back, Missed him since the day he left. But now I keep hopes that either Nicholas will be found alive, Just like a Chasidine, or even Morgan as I remember their bodies was not found. They have both been mentioned over and over again so storylines can still come up. Msybe Luke can make a cameo appearance of finding Nicholas or Morgan with nomemory, and bring them home. That would be a miracle story for Christmas. That would be the biggest dream.

DeMeir Jones
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DeMeir Jones

So glad he’s back at first from the storyline I thought he was going to be Nikolas cassadine but I realized it was Jason not to be mean but I never really connected with the other Jason kind of irritating character he just never seemed believable. Toodles for bringing this character back now bring back

Gthomas
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Gthomas

They can be twins…it TV. I want Steve to play Jason. Nothing against Miller but he didn’t play a good Jason and the storyline that Carly and Sam and Micheal says something is off with the fake Jason makes me believe that SB will come back as himself and Miller will be Drew. GH write some good stuff. Please. And will ya’ll get Shawn out if jail for a,shooting he didn’t commit. Julian has killed a million folks gets in and out of jail. Shawn doesn’t hv to appear on the show for him to get out. And what happen… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Shawn is in prison with Blackie Parrish, Matt Hunter and Steven Lars Webber. All relatively minor criminals. Meanwhile, Sonny (and soon Julian) stayed on the “just visiting” portion of the “go to jail” space.

Scott Bilotta
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Scott Bilotta

“Drew ” or Jason. Just glad Steve Burton is back. I am hoping he’s Jason….but happy either way
been watching the show for 35 years

Angelic
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Angelic

Im.so glad the real Jason is back cause GH was not the same without stone cold so hopefully Sam will know the difference. This is a long awaited I stopped watching GH because Jason wasn’t on there now I’m watching hopefully everything goes back the way it is was I’ve been watch since I was little grandma got me started so GH is a family air loom let’s keep it

Miss Ella
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Miss Ella

Great to see the Real Jason come back. Will we know where his twin Andrew has been since he was 5 living with Franco and presumed to be imaginary? What an aweful thing to do to a child. I love GH

Sheila Stigall
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Sheila Stigall

I am so excited that you are back!! I have watched GH for 40yrs. When you left I was so peee o’d at you, I never thought I could forgive you. LOL I feel as if Steve Burton is the one and only Jason Quartemain – Jason Morgan – JaSam … I loved Luke & Laura but Jason & Sam I love more!! I hope you 2 get to stay together & Billy Miller is a twin that Helena has had and he finds his TRUE self and this is going to be so interesting!! I am exited about tuning… Read more »

patty
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patty

Jason Jason, Jason !! What about the other characters on GH. Thrilled that James DePavia is on GH !!! Hopefully, the writers will NOT make him a hated character. GH could really use another Steve Hardy like doctor …Dr. Bensch is perfect !! He has a fantastic soap opera history … already loved so much !!! Loving Kristina and Parker’s love story !!!

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m just so excited to see another post.. loving, James DePaiva.

I don’t know what… he’s about… it’s giving me the heebie jeebies

Dr. Bensch… needs to be on this show.. in his few scenes.. he’s already kicked to the curb.. Michael Easton ‘ Dr. Finn . how dull is he

there is a mystique intrigue and whet the senses

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Would have loved prisoner 6 to have been Nikolas–what a rich story that would have offered Genie Francis–now THAT’S what the viewers would have loved–at least this viewer and the longtime viewers of classic GH characters–and admirers of Genie Francis and her acting skills. But TPTB appear to be dedicated to NOT giving the viewers what they want. And I’m putting it out there: I think Julian should just go away and let the sleazy doc and Alexis pair up–chemistry there and who doesn’t love James DePaiva–another good actor. Guess TPTB won’t give us that either. Another sigh. (And the… Read more »

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rose

I haven’t given up on Nik making a return. Better story than Laura holding a gun on Valantin. And there are other rating cycles. And Spencer coming home form school. Plus, like the Q’s, we need more Cassadines. Don’t think I’m ready for a sexual predator story. Too much of that in the real news. But I am curious about doc/DePavia’s intentions. But wasn’t he also a little shady on OLTL? But not completely?

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nancy dillingham

Like you, I haven’t given up on Nik’s return.
And, yes, Max was a bit shady on OLTL–but not completely. And I’m hoping he will have shades of gray on GH. More interesting that way.

Patrick
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Patrick

James DePaiva is offering intelligence and trigger of sense’

are shelley and frank that daft

wouldn’t I like to kick them to the curb.

Carrie
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Carrie

I would be great if Nikolas returns for Laura and Kevin’s wedding.

mariemary
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mariemary

Franco finished come clean and tell Elizabeth the truth Jason have twice brother name Drew he not dead we note he is not death he is alive. Watch to see how Elizabeth will handle this wait see what will happen next.

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k/kay

He should be Jason and pretty sure he is but I guess I am. Not getting the so called chemistry between him and Kelly or Billy and Kelly! I just still think he would be. Great in politics. Never have I seen an actor manipulate a fan base like he does! Hey guys selling juice hey guys I have a restaurant hey guys I have brewery’s hey guys I have health shakes hey guys I quit y & r to be with family! Blah blah blah

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nancy dillingham

Thanks for info re Redford film. I did see Brubaker but didn’t remember SB.

Patrick
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Patrick

I remember now – it was with the Soprano’ the late great.. and sexy

James Gandolfini

admired and loved him

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k/kay

@patrick JG has the kindest soul I ever knew and he was not fake I am watching the Sopranos I miss him so much!

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K/kay

I was wrong see above Last Castle was the movie! Thanks Harry for setting me straight! Just got the movies confused but hey they both starred Redford !

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patty

Burton is back . Now, Jessica Tuck is coming onto the GH soap. RIDICULOUS !!! Scrapping Kristina and Parker’s love story and taking two of GH’s best actresses (Lexi and Ashley) “off contract”, is a disgrace !!! They were the only new storyline. The writing on GH leaves much to be desired. Everyone bowing to the great Steve Burton. I stayed loyal when all ABC soaps were being canceled. They can cancel GH. I’m done !!!

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Ashley was never on contract and Lexi has not been on contract since she resumed the role a few years ago. That two recurring characters got a storyline was actually pretty good. Someone pointed out that Lexi booked some film/tv work, so Kristina has to be written out. Kudos to her. Parker has no other connections to the canvas, so use that money for vets.

If Tuck turns out to be Helena’s presumed dead daughter, that would certainly be interesting. Would be great to see Cassandra bump into Bensch at GH.

Satan
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Who the Hell came up with the insane idea that Jessica Tuck would be Helena’s mostly mute “daughter” Cassandra, who was running around Wyndemere half naked well into a NY state winter? That girl was the dumbest plot point Garin Wolfe wrote, and that’s saying something, giving his sickening obsession with turning the entire Spencer family into chemically addled arsonists. But she was in her mid 20s at most, while Jessica Tuck is clearly in the upper 50s. There’s no possible way in Hell that they could be the same person. BTW, they never did bother to explain how Helena… Read more »

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@Satan The concept of making Tuck Helena’s daughter was probably wishful thinking by some to try and connect another new character to a long term family. I agree “the lady in white” storyline was beyond dumb, but Wolf was let go before it wrapped. It was Carlivati who made her Helena’s post-menopausal daughter and killed her off all in the same episode. He obviously wanted to wrap it up quickly and clear the deck for his stories. Tuck would be believable as Helena’s daughter, unlike the original actress. Wolf also made Monica a sudden alcoholic and was planning on permanently… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Hi Patty

I agree with you

bringing back Kristina and Parker.. was an ideal situation.. showing maturity and relevant story to newbie audience factor

I was ready to be distracted.. and hopeful … for Kristina , Valerie, and parker. dang it.. I am so enjoying Valerie.

GH went off track.. when they REELED him dim lost for word and blue eyed him all over the place

so friggin what

what a coup .. big Steve Burton

k/kay
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k/kay

They do not have the guts to tell a gay storyline on daytime they did on NBC but everybody else is scared

Mateo
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Mateo

I can’t with Steve Burton. He acts in every scene the same way. One note. He is boring. When they want to ratch it up a tad, they have him fight someone. YAAWWNNN! Three years. Way too long for me. Look General Hospital has one of the most amazing casts in the business. However, this guy is so limited. No wonder he signed for a 3 year run. No other show would have him. Y&R had him only because soap killer Phelps had a crush on him. And we all know what happened to her. It rhymes with MIRED. Look… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“… GH, you need to get your act together because if you don’t pull the rabbit out of the hat you could go the route of ”

of course.. Shelley and Frank are so dim .. daft.. and extra dullard

their shit stinks.. and they now know it

Steve Burton “eyes” are blind

Ashland22Cripton
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Ashland22Cripton

On a bit of a side note, could Hamilton Finn be a spin-off of the classic Mark Twain novel book character, Huckleberry Finn? Could Hamilton be a long-lost relative of Huckleberry? Lolz. If not that, then my current hunch is that “Hamilton Finn” is a cover up name for what and / or with whom could very well actually be a facially-reconstructed and alive-and-possibly-well Mikkos Cassadine? Unless Mikkos character should be much older in age-wise right now, that is IF this character were to actually be really alive and on the canvas today and / or these days. If not… Read more »

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Shay

Well, those are intriguing theories, Ashland! I like the notion that Finn really could be a Cassadine….he has that dark, romantic “look” that would work well for such a role. I’m not so sure about him being Mikkos, though…I do believe his character was well over 50 when he attained frozen status, and was most decidedly not a chick magnet in the physical sense….so much so, I don’t think even the most skilled plastic surgeon could have molded his possibly thawed being into a magnificent specimen like Michael Easton! But as yet another son, brother, cousin or otherwise resurrected member… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

It’s almost time for Michael Easton to switch characters again. Finn can join Silas Clay, John McBain, Caleb Morley and Stephen Clay in the character heap.

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NATAS Reveals Categories to be Presented at 49th Annual Daytime Emmys and Creative Arts & Lifestyle Ceremonies

On Monday, The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced which categories will be presented at the 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle and the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies.  Both award shows will be held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California.

The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy ceremony will stream live at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT on Saturday, June 18 at watch.TheEmmys.tv and via The Emmys apps for iOS, tvOS, Android, FireTV, and Roku. while The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast will be presented live at 9 PM EDT (replay at 9 PM PDT) on Friday, June 24, on the CBS Television Network and streamed on Paramount+.

Check out the alignment of categories for each show and ceremony below.

The 49th Annual Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards

Saturday, June 18, 2022 

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Culinary Series

Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Program

Outstanding Lifestyle Program

Outstanding Travel, Adventure and Nature Program

Outstanding Instructional and How-To Program

Outstanding Arts and Popular Culture Program

Outstanding Entertainment News Series

Outstanding Daytime Special

Outstanding Short Form Daytime Program

Outstanding Interactive Media for a Daytime Program

Outstanding Daytime Promotional Announcement

Outstanding Guest Performance in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Culinary Host

Outstanding Daytime Program Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Single Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Directing Team for a Multiple Camera Daytime Non-Fiction Program

Outstanding Music Direction and Composition

Outstanding Original Song

Outstanding Lighting Direction

Outstanding Technical Team, Camera Work, Video

Outstanding Cinematography

Outstanding Single Camera Editing

Outstanding Multiple Camera Editing

Outstanding Live Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Sound Mixing and Sound Editing

Outstanding Main Title and Graphic Design

Outstanding Casting

Outstanding Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design

Outstanding Costume Design/Styling

Outstanding Hairstyling

Outstanding Makeup

Outstanding Special Effects Costumes, Makeup and Hairstyling

Lifetime Achievement Award: This Old House

Photos: ABC, CBS, NBC, JPI

The 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Friday, June 24, 2022

Categories to be awarded:

Outstanding Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show

Outstanding Informative Talk Show

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Lead Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actress

Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Daytime Drama Series: Actor

Outstanding Younger Performer in a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Game Show Host

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host

Outstanding Writing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Outstanding Directing Team for a Daytime Drama Series

Lifetime Achievement Award: John Aniston

So, what do you think about how NATAS has chosen to give out this year’s gold statuettes?  Looking forward to the ceremonies? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Nancy Lee Grahn Chats On Her Daytime Emmy-Nominated Performance and Its Significance

When the nominations were revealed for the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, General Hospital mainstay, Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis Davis), was recognized for her stunning work in the Alexis-centric standalone episode which honored her 25th anniversary with the ABC daytime drama series.

Grahn, is already a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.  She won back in 1989 in a tie for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her work as Julia Wainwright on Santa Barbara along with All My Children’s Debbi Morgan, and again received the honors in that category in 2012 for her work on General Hospital.

Now. she is vying for the gold in 2022 in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category against other formidable actresses including: B&B’s Kimberlin Brown, DAYS Stacy Haiduk, Y&R’s Melissa Ordway, and her GH castmate, Kelly Thiebaud.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Nancy to talk about her decision to enter the Emmy race this year, her powerful and moving scenes, why this nomination is significant and important to her, and her take on some very important social issues of our time.

Always candid, insightful, combined with great humor and wit, here’s what Nancy had to share below, and make sure to check out GH this week when sparks fly between Alexis and Gregory (Gregory Harrison). Will he turn out to be the new beau in Alexis’ life? Stay tuned.

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Congratulations on the Emmy nomination.  How do you feel about being in the running again, especially with the material from your 25th anniversary episode?

NANCY:  You know, I don’t submit myself if I don’t think I have something, and I didn’t last year.  This year, I had the one show, and the first reason I submitted myself was I had the episode that was worthy of the competition. These judges have to sit, and watch this stuff, and very often, it’s hard to watch soap opera scenes.  It really is, unless you’re in it.  It’s a different kind of material that most primetime people aren’t used to watching.  So, it’s tricky business.  I don’t want to put them through anything too awful. I don’t want to torture them and I’ve judged before. It can be a bit tedious. So, for me to submit myself, I thought, it has to be something that isn’t going to torture another human being. The second thing is, older women get marginalized the older they get, and they get diminished very often, and every time we get nominated, it means something different to me.  This time, to me, I want it to somehow be symbolic, or a shoutout to women who are still producing, who have been doing their job for a long time and are still doing it good enough, and that it’s still worthy of respect and recognition.

When we were at the GH Convention back in March, I played the scene on-stage for the fans in attendance of when Alexis goes over to the corner of Kevin’s office and heals her younger self.  You saw the reaction just from the fans.  It’s such a beautiful moment within the story.  What did you think about how the standalone episode was crafted?

NANCY:  It was a different experience for me because GH co-head writers Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor, and script writer, Scott Sickles gave it the attention, but even more to that, they allowed me to participate in the creation of it.  They allowed the director, Phideaux Xavier, to participate.  We all sat in a room.  They said, “You know what?  Make it how you’re comfortable with it.”  There were so many people who gave it time and effort, and Phideaux gets a lot of credit because he came up with a lot of ideas.  So, the little girl in the therapy room wasn’t initially a part of it.  That was Phideaux’s idea, and they let us alter things, and they allowed me to write some words that meant something to me with the character.  Our producers, Michelle Henry and M.K Weir, who I both adore, were also a part of this.

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That is great to hear that you were involved in the collaborative process of the creation of the episode.

NANCY:  We read through the whole script, and we worked it like you would on primetime. We went through it like, “Does this moment work?  Does that moment work?  Does this make sense?  Does that make sense?”  We never do that in soaps.  We don’t get to that.  So, it was a gift to me.  It really was. Chris and Dan, and Scott and Phideaux, and the two producers, generosity in gifting me that experience and making sure that it was to everybody’s liking, was really very special to me, and it meant a lot.

Did you come up with the key lines which summarized Alexis as a person and her journey: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a fighter, and an idealist and an advocate?”

NANCY:  No. They designed it, but we were allowed to enhance and contribute creatively to it, and, we don’t normally have the time to do that.  They don’t have the time to – and you can’t allow people to do that with every episode, to be creatively participating, because it would turn into madness with everybody.

Then, when it came down to choosing the scenes from your anniversary episode to include for your Emmy submission, was that a challenging process of which moments to go with?

NANCY:  I just told a little story with it with the time that I had, and so, I edited it with a friend of mine.  I did a sort of pre-edit on it, I’m good at that, and handed the timeline to our editor, who nicely put it together. It took very little effort.

In my humble opinion, I think that episode featured one of your all-time best performances.

NANCY: Thank you. There was a nice effort from everybody, from the lighting to everybody else, and all the effort Phideaux put into it.  He worked so hard on that!  It was fun for us.  It was like the old days where you really got to work something out.

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It truly harkened back to everything we knew up to that point about Alexis and her past as well, and included a montage of scenes over the years.

NANCY:  I think it was M.K. who put that together, but when you’re working at the pace we’re working now, to have to sit and put together a montage of twenty-five years, that’s not an easy feat.  Nobody has time for that anymore, but they did it, and like I said, it was really, really appreciated.  My only thought with it is that I wanted it to be relatable to other people.  I didn’t want it to just be some, you know, self-indulgent Alexis episode. I knew that by bringing in the little girl and talking about people being hurt in their childhood and how that makes somebody feel that it was probably relatable to many people, and so it became meaningful to other people and not just me.

Do you think you’ll attend the Daytime Emmys? I know the last time you won you were not present.

NANCY:  Yeah, I’m planning on it.  I mean, barring anything happening! (Laughs)

Does it feel nice to be recognized by your peers?

NANCY:  Of course, it does.  It always does, and way too often, women who are still producing well in their jobs, don’t get the respect and the acknowledgment for it.  So, that’s why I’m saying, this is no small thing, and that I want other women to know that I know that, and that I wish for them the same thing.

What was the reaction of your daughter, Kate and your fiancé, Richard, when you told them you were Emmy-nominated?

NANCY:  Richie goes, “What is this?  Your 18th nomination?” (Laughs). You know what I mean?  It was just kind of like, “Yeah, sure, why wouldn’t you be?” It wasn’t like, “Oh, my God!”  It was like they kind of expected that.  That was nice!  I’m glad they feel that way.  I’m glad they weren’t surprised.  They were like, “Sure!  Of course, you would be.  Why wouldn’t you be?”  I said, “You know, it doesn’t always work like that!”

Photo: JPI

Now comes the part of having to find a dress and all that goes with it for the red carpet.  Do you enjoy that part?

NANCY:  No, I hate that part.  That is my… oh ‘boohoo’, you know?  I mean, I have to find something to wear.  Also, the older you get, that becomes so much less important, and the more makeup, and the more hair, and the more foofy, the more ridiculous I look. I start looking like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane.  You’ve just got to keep it simple.

You were talking about women and ageism.  Do you not feel that also exists for men?

NANCY:  It exists for men, but it’s not at all on the same par as women.  I mean, men still get paid more than women, and men still are valued more than women.  I mean, there are exceptions, but if you look in any place of employment, even the soaps, you will typically find the men making more money than the women, and the older the women get, the less they get.  Life’s not fair right now.  It’s fairer than it was, but still the equality game is not won yet.

Photo: JPI

I know how much all of this means to you in terms of equality for women, and people being run out of their jobs because of their age.

NANCY:  It’s just a reality.  It’s not something that I’m hopeless about, but I have a story to tell.  I’ll tell it when the time is right.  It’s life!  It happens in every field everywhere.  When my mom was 70, she was still producing the exact same way she was producing when she was 30, and she got run out, and was replaced by a man who was 40 or something, and there was no particular reason for it.  It was just, “You’re done.  We decided you’re done,” but like I said, it happens everywhere, in every line of work, and that’s why I just wanted to give a shout-out, when you still, after 36 years, can be recognized or shown respect or acknowledgment for what your do.  It’s a very big deal that I am appreciative of and grateful for.

So, rooting for Nancy to win the Outstanding Supporting Actress prize? Happy she was nominated for her work in the the milestone episode devoted to Alexis? Share your thoughts in the comment section below, and to tune-in to the 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 24th.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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