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The Britch is Back! Kelly Thiebaud Makes a Return to General Hospital

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Look who is headed back to General Hospital!  Kelly Thiebaud will be reprising her role of Britt Westbourne on the ABC daytime drama series, according to Soap Opera Digest.  She is currently back filming episodes.

Kelly previous played the role of the not-so-good doctor from 2012-2014 and has made return appearances since that time.

Being the daughter of Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) and Cesar Faison )Anders Hove) and bff of Brad Cooper (Parry Shen), you never know just what trouble “The Britch” will be stirring up this time.

No airdate has been given for Thiebaud’s return, or how long of a stay this may be.

Looking forward to seeing Kelly again on GH? Comment  below.

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Margherita
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Margherita

Woo Hoo!!!

Davy
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Davy

She is great! Hope she sticks around for a while.

PennySoap
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PennySoap

Me Too!

Phil
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Phil

Would rather have Hayden! And none of this short term business! Full time please!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hayden’s leaving wads big error.

brian
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brian

This is the best news ever, other than Amanda setton joining the cast. I hope these two share many scenes and storylines !!

Celia
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Celia

Yeayyyyyy!!!!!! So happy!!! My guess is Liesl is in trouble and here comes Britt for support and aid? Anna is truly getting on my last nerve —boy, is she reaching!!!!—-and soooo delusional. She is convincing herself Liesl is responsible for Peter’s crimes. Sounds like desperation to me. Wasn’t Finn somewhat wary of Anna’s behavior towards Peter? That’s why he and Violet left. Deep down Anna knows Peter is guilty but finds it hard to come to grips with this fact —-that the son she abandoned ( if Petey really is her son) is as demonic as his father—Call it guilt.… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

The writers dumb down Anna in the first place with PETER…ME TOO THINKS Alex is his unfortunate mummy…Peter is such a boring character that fills like a filler and adds nothing to the show!!!

Celia
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Celia

I know, Jimmy. Just as I thought, Liesl is paying the price for Peter’s crimes. Subconsciously, Anna knows this—-so, she thinks that her deed or misdeed ( having Liesl arrested) will make everything OK again with Finn. But, neither he nor Robert believes Peter is not a baddie—The truth will come out and Liesl will be exculpated. The actor ( Peter—He is so insignificant, I don’t even know his name or care to know) is not a very good one. Those stone-faced , sly looks he has adopted are pitiful. To have “debased” Anna in this manner is shameful. TPTB… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

I rarely pay attention to Peter as he bores me…he and Maxie have zero chemistry…hope Anna is setting him up and not as stupid as she appears!!!

Celia
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Celia

WOW, Jimmy!!—that did not cross my mind. Very astute of you!! You’re right, we must give Anna’s shrewdness the benefit of the doubt.
However, can her “mother’s heart” betray her son? I guess it takes courage—As a mother myself, I don’t know if I’d have the strength or willpower—
Peter is very cunning . Would there be a chance for Anna to be “taken in” by him?

Jimh
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Jimh

Curtis is Trina’s real father…

Celia
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Celia

I agree, Jimmy—there’s so much tension between Dr. Robinson and Curtis, you can cut it with a knife—-those furtive looks they exchange is another give-away.
As far as TJ? Who cares?
And, poor Liesl!!!!! I know she worked side by side with the Devil in the past —-are her sins are catching up to her?—-but, she is currently my favorite—-the rest of the cast leave a lot to be desired.
I think Anna knows Liesl is innocent—-she’s either trying to save Peter’s hide, or flesh out the truth from him—-pardon the puns.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Nimh
Agree, 100%

Satan
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Satan

The way they’re writing Anna makes no sense at all these days. Hell knows there’s no love lost between her & Obrecht. And Hell also knows that Obrecht IS guilty of many things, certainly. But what possible motive would she have for killing Drew Cain, whom she barely knew, or Frodd, who is one of her few friends?

Anna Devane – super spy & former police commissioner just ain’t that dumb. Guess it’s going to be up to Spinelli to bring down Whiny Heiny.

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Satan….as I said to Jimh, Anna is probably playing this game to entrap Peter. You guys make a lot more sense than I. Anna is a seasoned spy, who does not necessarily follow her heart.
There needs to be a crashing/crushing climax sooner than later because I grow weary of seeing Peter. LOL.

Sally Bradley
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Sally Bradley

You summed up my take on things!!! 100% agree!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I had a great idea for a bloopers reel; even though they’re not bloopers, they’re still hysterical… Here goes: make a loop of all of Peter Puke’s “secret” phone calls that are supposed to sound sinister but are really just giggle inducing and play it whenever you’re having a bad day. It’s bound to lift your spirits! I haven’t seen such bad acting since…well, never.

Celia
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Celia

LOL—funny, but sad, Soaphound. Are we supposed to be anxiously afraid of Van Gogh?
—-and, to add insult to injury, Maxie has lost that “thing”–you know? She has become as “old-maidenish” as Peter—-my ennui is overwhelming. I was such a fan of hers—-she needs a new guy.
Anyway—on to other news— first school closing in Suffolk County due to the coronavirus—-So far my school is safe—-we are prepared to teach online
—not much like the idea of teaching from home—-barricaded!! LOL.
I worry for my husband the most—-
Stay safe!!.

Sally Bradley
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Sally Bradley

I agree! Anna is a world class spy and she falls for Peter’s BS??? Also, Peter and Maxie are just so blahhhhh! They just need to let Maxie find out his secrets, and get her a new man!!!

Celia
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Celia

Well, Sally—-it seems that Anna has fallen for Peter’s BS, as you put it. I am vacillating here. Is she putting on an act for everyone, including Peter? And then, WHAM?? –or is my original instinct correct?…..that she is thinking with a mother’s heart? She is in denial—-if she truly believed Peter were Satan incarnate, would she jeopardize little Violet’s life by having Peter in her house? I’m in a quandary—-
All I can say is that I am not likking Anna, as of late. Peter? He just gives me the creeps—do not like either the character nor the actor—third-rate…

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I never thought the day would come, Jimh, but Anna has officially drank the Peter-flavored KOOL-AID! Her “dressing down” Jason today (March 9) was embarrassing and unprofessional. What a sad day. We’re used to Maxie making a fool of herself over Peter Puke, and now she’s threatening Spinelli? If I were him, I’d take their daughter back to Portland.

Jimh
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Jimh

i wasnt too big on Maxie and her story with Peter made it worse

Soaphound
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Soaphound

No doubt Britt will be back to comfort her buddy Brad. Maybe she can convince Liesl to expose Nelle’s lies regarding Jonah/Wiley. Or maybe to interact with Spencer…they were a hoot. Whatever it is, KT will be most welcome back to Port Charles. ANYTHING but more of Carly and her fan club!

Satan
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Satan

Obrecht is going to have to play the Nelle card. It’s really the only information she could trade that’s useful. Her problem is that giving up Nelle for the baby swap doesn’t have any connection to Drew’s plane going down, or the attempted hit on Frodd & Dr. Maddox, so the PCPD, WSB, or whomever are still going to want somebody on the hook for those crimes. On the other horn, if they did their homework, they could link Nelle to Val the Bastard, and then link him to Whiny Heiny, so it’s a long way around, but you can… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

WOW!! Excellent thinking—just walk backwards and follow the footprints. Your horns are pretty much in sync. LOL
The problem is, Anna will never face the truth. I wonder if she would give a deaf ear to the truth simply to save her son. If that’s the case, she will be a forceful adversary for anyone who becomes an obstacle.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Brad is so very tiresome–should have been written out a LONG time ago. But, alas, TPTB never want to let a villain go. So worrisome.

Charday
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Charday

Awesome–but how about a permanent return, GH!?!?!?! Her character was great on the show.

Gloria
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Gloria

Oh my God-perfect timing! Love her & love Liesel-(intrigued with her & Peter), endless possibilities with Britt.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

YES!!! I love “The Britch”!!! Of course, I am skeptical since Taggert was brought back only to be killed off which didn’t make me happy. Please don’t bring her back to write her off the canvas for good. We always need a good dose of the Britch!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Methinks Taggert is not “dead.”

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

That thought went through my mind too. I am hoping this is true because I sure felt robbed when he was here one day and gone the next.

Su000
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Su000

0ooh goody!
Britch is back !!
looking forward to seeing her, again
She was in love with Nikolas, yes?
they had something going.
Perhaps some Britch and Ava action !!
(of course Brad and Brit stuff, too.)

Jimh
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Jimh

Brad likes them BAD-maybe Brit And Nelle can become pals as well-lol

Rodd
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Rodd

I hope she comes back and serves Nelle a good a$$ whoopin’ for her lies about Brad. Glad to have her back.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Not interested in her character–not excited about her return.

Sally Bradley
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Sally Bradley

OMG yessssss! Please keep her around much much longerv this time!!! Great stories tobe told with Brad, Obrecht, AND Nicholas!!!

Celia
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Celia

Something else which has been gnawing at me—–Sasha not interested in motherhood—-Willow loves motherhood. Where are TPTB going? Michael and Willow ? Chase and Sasha? Hmmmm. Sounds perfect????
Ahh!! When will these yung’uns learn? LOL.

Satan
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Satan

And just like that…. she’s gone again. But for some reason, she turned up in Salem as a lawyer.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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GH’s Kin Shriner Talks on Franco’s Demise, Scott’s Budding Romance with Obrecht, and His Enduring On-Screen Partnership with Genie Francis

One of the most beloved actors in the history of General Hospital, Kin Shriner, currently finds his alter-ego, Scott Baldwin, in a new budding on-screen romance with none other than Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati).

This comes on the heels of Scott learning the devastating news that his son, Franco Baldwin was shot and killed, thus writing-off the ABC daytime drama series, for now, popular actor, Roger Howarth.

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Throughout his now almost 44-year-run on the ABC daytime drama series, Kin Shriner has brought his unique acting chops that helped mold the character of legal eagle Scott Baldwin into the humorous, at times cutthroat, endearing and many times heartbreaking character we have all come to love.’

 

In a brand new exclusive virtual sit-down interview with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s The Michael Fairman Channel, Shriner opens up about his history with GH and the times he stepped away to take on roles on Texas and As the World Turns, and then back again to the town of Port Charles and GH.

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As well, Kin reveals his reaction to learning the news that Roger Howarth would be exiting the show as his TV son and how he shot the key emotional scene where Laura (Genie Francis) tells Scott that Franco had died.  Shriner shares that he does not see how when Howarth returns to the show in as a yet-to-be-revealed character, that it would be a stretch if the two were some how related, but that he will miss working with the talented Howarth as a scene-partner.

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As to the women in Scott’s life, Kin addresses each of them from: Lucy (Lynn Herring), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Dominque (Shell Danielson), Laura (Francis), Ava (Maura West) – to which the character could never get that close to – and now Liesl (Gati), and working opposite all the powerhouse actresses who portray them.

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For fans of General Hospital who have watched the series for decades, Kin also shares memories of working with his late TV parents, Peter Hansen (Lee), Susan Brown (Gail) and his friend and former GH castmate John Reilly (Sean), plus backstage stories with his longtime scene partner, Genie Francis.

Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

Now let us know, are you all for the Scott and Liesl romance? Will you miss scenes between Scott and Franco?  Would you ever want to see Scott and Laura reunite romantically? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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