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The GH Stavros Shocker! Robert Kelker Kelly Returns As Stavros Cassadine!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

In one of the biggest surprises of them all, General Hospital pulled off a shocker at the end of today’s episode!  Many fans had been speculating that Thaao Penghlis was perhaps on his way back as Victor Cassadine, and that he would be revealed as the one who was ultimately holding Lulu Spencer (Emme Rylan) hostage, but we were all dead wrong!

On today’s GH, it was revealed that Stavros Cassadine played by Robert Kelker Kelly is indeed alive! He survived that fall years ago to the bottomless pit in his epic battle with Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary)!  Just how did GH pull this off and get Kelker Kelly out of acting retirement?  What is the future of Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) ? Is she dead-dead?  To the answers to these burning questions, TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan got the skinny from GH head scribe, Ron Carlivati!  Here are a few excerpts below!

Carlivati on the decision to resurrect Stavros Cassadine:  “We really wanted to revive the Spencer-Cassadine feud in a big, surprising way for the 50th anniversary. It’s been Luke versus Helena for so long that we needed an additional twist, and since Stavros was never found in that bottomless pit, we don’t know what really happened. [Laughs] For all we know, he went all the way through and ended up in China! It seemed so fitting to bring him back, since he had that relationship with Laura and is the father of her son, Nikolas. That’s still such a sticking point for Luke.”

Carlivati if Helena has truly drawn her last breath:  “Obviously with the Cassadines you never really know. But the idea is that Helena is dead-dead. A major turning point in the Spencer-Cassadine rivalry needed to happen. After 30-plus years of this we needed to give Luke that moment of triumph, so he plugged her. Point blank. And he checked her pulse. So, yeah, she’s pretty dead.”

So GH fans, what do you think of the shocking twist? Were you surprised? Are you glad to see Robert Kelker Kelly back for a bit?  Share your thoughts!

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  1. Sarah

    April 10, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Gag. He’s nasty.

    • su0000

      April 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      LOL .. yah! I like some good nasty 😉

      • Trish Bradshaw

        April 10, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        Dont care about that just want to see if Dante and LuLu are ok

      • Ces

        April 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

        me too!!! hahahaha 😀

      • Ces

        April 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

        like me some nasty that is Su0000

      • Patrick

        April 10, 2013 at 7:29 pm

        i never watched his first turn… on GH.

        however!

        when he was on DAYS as Bo…. he was smokin’ HOT.

        this should be interesting…. should he reel all that…

        DAYS should bring him in…

        Seriously – there’s no other way to ressurect… Hope and Jenn…

        it’s gotta be some one – viable.. w/ enuf heat to be their own show and enuf sensuals to stir up Hope and/or Jenn. kinda like Todd….

      • kara anderson

        November 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

        why do you like bad guys

    • kara anderson

      November 17, 2013 at 3:37 pm

      I know that

  2. Toby Cassadine

    April 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Yay! Was hoping for this, but didn’t think it would happen.

    • kara anderson

      November 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

      yes there well

  3. MikeT

    April 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Yes,I’m sooo excited to have Robert Kelker-Kelly back but sad to see Helena actually dead !

    • Ces

      April 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm

      ME TOO!!!!! Wish Days would have brought him back to play Bo

      • kara anderson

        November 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        who is Bo

    • cr

      April 10, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      Glad. He is back on soaps and days needs to snag him to play bo

    • Merill

      April 12, 2013 at 11:39 am

      None of the Cassidines ever die! I’m so glad Robert Kelker Kelly is back! I remember him from Another World-an incredible actor!

    • kara anderson

      November 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

      yes I ‘am happy she is gone. I liked him

  4. ricardo

    April 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Not a surprise at all. i heard the rumours that robert was coming back to general hospital. Welcome back robert. he is a good actor. i hope they sign robert to a vo contract.

    • Barbara t loves One life to live

      April 10, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Me to

      • susan M.

        April 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

        Double Ditto! Is this the orginal Starvos?

  5. ethel

    April 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    awesome surprise! welcome back stavros!

  6. Sean M

    April 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Preferrred Stefan

    • Elizabeth

      April 11, 2013 at 8:53 am

      Me too

  7. Karina Dickens

    April 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Omg, today’s episode was GREAT! awesome job gh, i hope he’s around for awhile

  8. ray schichtel

    April 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    He can play a very convincing villain like Stefan. I think this will be fun.

  9. YRey

    April 10, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    I am excited to see how this all plays out. The last time he was there the storyline got tanked by the network, due to what happened on 9/11.

  10. su0000

    April 10, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    FV is running GH sky high with excitement..
    It is always moving backwards and forwards!

    FV and RC are orchestrating all for the fans, we are #1 !!!

    FV&RC are resurrection Suppermen; hardly ever a dull moment……. lol :),

    • Mary SF

      April 10, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      ITA- never a dull moment– surprises galore– every day is like sweeps week on other shows. I don’t know how they hope to keep up this pace of story telling, but I admit next to GH, other shows seemed to be going at a snail pace. It has been a long time since I watched a soap that when it ends I can’t wait for the next day to find out how that scene is going to play out. I tried watching GH many times before over the years, never got into it, until now– it is slowly becoming my new favorite.

      • carolm

        April 11, 2013 at 5:44 am

        I agree. Years ago, like 46, when I started watching GH and soaps, we ran home from school to get there in time to “tune in” to see what will happen today.

      • Elizabeth

        April 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

        (y) for me it always was GH than OLTL did not like all that mop stuff . F,V you got me hooked ones more 🙂 thanks

  11. Angie

    April 10, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I was shocked when I heard Laura say that is Stavros. Love the twist and the awesome job the entire cast and crew are doing. Thank you for an awesome 50th and assuring a great 51 years and more.

  12. kim

    April 10, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Not too suprised but i actually thought it would be Helene! No one really dies on soaps and Luke is no medical expert so he could have been wrong on Helene being dead! Sometimes when i end up in the hospital or doctor visits they dont always feel my pulse! lol. I actually thought RKK was going back to Days to replace Peter Reckal as Bo Brady like he done 20 years ago! Having it be Niks daddy instead of Victor, who could always show up later too, makes more sense to me!

  13. jimh

    April 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Thought he be on Days as Bo!

    • Ces

      April 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      they should still bring him back.

      • cr

        April 10, 2013 at 9:08 pm

        I wish he would and need him more

  14. Michael S

    April 10, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Cool! Loved the sinisterness of Stavros. It would be way cool though if Thaao Penghlis resurrected Victor.

    • Ces

      April 10, 2013 at 5:33 pm

      LOVE Thaao and would have lovvved for him to return to GH.. what a treat that would have been!!!

      • Jake R.

        April 10, 2013 at 9:46 pm

        I couldn’t agree more about Victor Cassadine coming back. I really hoped Cartini would have brought Thaao Penghlis back, but I guess not. So many people think Victor Cassadine died back on “Ice Princess Island” (not to be confused with Cassadine Island or Spoon Island), but only Tony and MIkkos died; Victor was arrested by WSB soldiers/agents and presumedly sent to prison for a very long time.

      • Ces

        April 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

        Yep, there was never any mention that Victor died, in fact, didn’t he help Luke shut down the ice monitors for PC not to freeze? So, Thaao would have been a welcome return! Who knows, maybe GH still has another Cassadine surprise. I sure hope so, Thaao is a fave!

  15. Erick

    April 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Was totally surprised, didn’t think they’d want to remind us of that awful cryogenic-biotoxin story that was halted when 9/11 happened. Really hoped it would be Stefan; Stephen Nichols isn’t on a show and if they can bring A.J. and Duke back from the dead, they could do Stefan.
    But if anybody could get that bad taste out of our mouths from that bad story, it’s Cartini.

    • su0000

      April 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm

      I see FV&RC righting a wrong of past regimes killing off so many talented actors and their great characters..
      It is justice to bring them back..

    • k/kay

      April 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      Stefan would have no reason to get even with Laura by taking her daughter Stravos would. I knew it was going to be him when she told Luke that was their bedroom. Flying airplanes must agree with him he still looks good. I like him he was very good on AW and I thought he was a good recast on Days. I agree that was a stupid storyline but freezing the world was goofy too.

      • Erick

        April 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

        Plus Stefan wouldn’t go after Nikolas. (You wouldn’t think Stavros would, either)
        Would like to like R-K-K, but my only experience with him was on GH, never saw him on AW or DAYS.
        Was also kind of hoping it would be that mentioned character Valentin Cassadine, someone who hates Spencers and Cassadines.

  16. denisefan

    April 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    Kelker Kelly is not a strong, compelling actor. Didn’t buy is attempt at heroic lead on Another World either.

    • Nick DeLuca

      April 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      He was very compelling on Days – the best Bo!

      • cr

        April 10, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        Days needs. To bring. Him back

  17. 10261991des

    April 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    He is Truely Awesome!

  18. jen

    April 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Handsome. Quite a surprise!

  19. Gillian

    April 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    So glad he is back! The storyline needed to move forward and, though I love Helene, bringing her evil Son back into the mix is brilliant. Cartini keeps me guessing!

  20. Cindy

    April 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I was VERY surprised to see RKK back on daytime, and very pleased. Loved him on DOOL as Bo many years ago. Am glad he came to GH rather than reprising Bo Brady. He’s a good looking man and I’m tickled with his return.

    • Ces

      April 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      I wouldn’t mind if Days brought him back as BO. I think he did a great job — not like Peter Reckell but he had his own version of the character and was sexy as all HELL!!!

      • Nick DeLuca

        April 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        Always preferred RKK’s version of Bo – he and Billie were the best!

      • Ces

        April 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

        Well, to me, Peter Reckell is and will always be Bo but when Peter left, I did like RKK’s version with Lisa Rinna most. They had awesome chemistry! Unfortunately, he didn’t hold the same chemistry with Crystal but sorta had a little bit with Kristian. I still wouldn’t mind if he came back though..

  21. Krisid

    April 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Awesome !!!!!

  22. L.ov.i.ng

    April 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    He was amazing on Another World as Sam and Bobby! He worked beautifully with Jensen Buchanan (who also was on GH circa 2001) and He is great as Stavros! Very exited … Now maybe a Brita and Nikolas pairing with daddy acting as Helena would

  23. su0000

    April 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I believe that FV&RC did actually kill off Helena ..

    It was pure justice for Luke & Laura to finally rid of the terrible woman who caused them much pain, it was befitting that they together killed Helena (applause)

    *and the woman is not a spring flower and she will most likely retire and that was her last scene, forever..

    • Ces

      April 11, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      I never liked this actress as Helena — always loved Liz Taylor in the role so I hope Helena is really dead. I’d rather see what Stavros can do or maybe my favorite Victor Cassadine, most notably Thaao Penghlis resurfacing again and wreaking havoc instead.

      • glojean

        April 13, 2013 at 5:16 am

        I too liked Liz Taylor, but I also liked Constance Towers. She is a classy lady.

        I’ve watched GH for about 40 years and I loved the 50th anniversary Nurses Ball.

        I don’t know if you are current on the episodes, but I will say with Helene’s death, Victor could come back for revenge. I am also surprised that Stefan hasn’t come back from the dead.

        Loved seeing RKK! He looks great.

        I would have liked to have seen Richard Dean Anderson back as Dr Jeff Webber.

      • Ces

        April 13, 2013 at 2:02 pm

        I am current on episodes and I hope Helena stays dead but I would love for either Stephen Nichols to return, Thaao Penghlis to make a comeback and hopefully RKK stays on.. he does look great!!! I hope his stint wasn’t too short since he ended up in the ice room.

        Or he can go over to DAYS which is in need of Bo Brady.

        I always liked Richard Dean Anderson too 🙂

  24. janet

    April 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Wow was I surprised. Welcome back Robert. I remember Luke dancing on his grave. That was a laugh. This was a nice surprise and now Kick has a father.

  25. Gh lover

    April 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Stavros Cassadine = Sabrina’s Dad ! Im telling ya …. Faison’s girl vs Cassadine girl…. Ohhh the possibilities!!!!!’

    • carolm

      April 11, 2013 at 5:40 am

      what a great idea!

    • heidi

      April 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

      Very interesting idea… Sabrina is so good though… maybe?

  26. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

    April 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Perhaps he PLAYING (KELLY MONACO FATHER)

    Ron is the best!!!

    The show is awesome!!!!!

    BUT I THINK SOMEBODY ELESE IS SAM MCALL FATHER

    • Erick

      April 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Well that would be gross cuz Stavros is Alexis’s half-brother….

      • Deborah

        April 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

        Well Luke did call them “inbreeds” so who knows….LOL

    • aria

      April 10, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      alexis is suppose to be his half sister, that would be really gross.

      • JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

        April 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

        well you’re right!!

        He can’t be Sam’s father

        But he knows who is!!!

    • heidi

      April 11, 2013 at 9:35 am

      Aonther intersting idea… that would make Sam a double dipped Cassadine and she is too nice for that much… Cassadine evil.

  27. Susan

    April 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    First, let me just say that Robert Kelker-Kelly looks terrific! And, is a welcome return to daytime. Congrats to the powers-that-be at GH for wooing him out of retirement. He’s a wonderful actor and still the best recast (as Bo Brady on Days of Our Lives) in the history of daytime television. Looking forward to some great Stavros/Laura/Luke scenes.

    • Ces

      April 10, 2013 at 5:18 pm

      DITTO!

    • BTripp

      April 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

      I was thinking the same thing on how they got him out of retirement! I love RKK and he was on GH too short last time.

  28. Cathy

    April 10, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    Figured they would bring back a Cassidine just was hoping he was Britts daddy!

  29. Gloria E

    April 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I like it!! plus he’s cute..even if he’s supposed to be evil….I’d rather look at him than Helena…though I am a fan…of hers too..& the relationship with Nik could be interesting..& Laura..

  30. Christina

    April 10, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    I knew it was one of the Cassadines that came back from the grave just didn’t know which one it was going to be but I knew it had to be between Stavros and Stephan. Great surprise!! I don’t think Helena is dead either she always comes back!!

  31. James McDonald

    April 10, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    This General Hospital episode I have to see. I got hooked on General Hospital watching the former actors return. I enjoyed R.K.K. when he was “Bo Brady” on Days of Our Lives and we all were wondering if he would return to Days, but now we know. Surprise, he is on General Hospital. Better watch on ABC website tomorrow. General Hospital is so much better than Days Of Our Lives right now.

  32. Jillanne

    April 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Bring back Stephen Nichols as Stepan Cassadine and Mary Beth Evans as Katherine Bell!!! Watch the sparks fly and let the games begin once more!

    • Patrick

      April 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      TWO: HOT actors….

      I just love them both…. LOVE Kayla…. and/or Katherine.

      they both have that twinkle in their eyes in spades….

  33. Kat

    April 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Darn! Would’ve much rather it be Stefan! Of course, if he’s only back for Luke to kill him again, I’m glad it’s NOT Stefan! LOL Still hoping Stephen Nichols returns long term as Stefan!

  34. Lew

    April 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Going to miss ole evil Helena – If she is really dead!

  35. monique

    April 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    i was shocked to find out that at the end of today’s episode of general hospital not only was starvos cassadine alive but he is being played by the handsome robert kelker-kelly. i can’t believe gh lured him out of retirement i was really hoping it would be days. i read he is supposed to do a bunch of episodes i’m hoping after he leaves gh he can play bo brady on days again i really loved when he played him

  36. Philip Chase

    April 10, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    What a great twist! I’ve always been a Robert Kelker Kelley fan since his AW and DOOL days, wept when he went down the GH bottomless pit, and jumped for joy when he appeared at the end of today’s show. He’s an excellent actor and had been gone too long from our soap screens. Thanks to FV/RC for the resurrection. Wonder if they’re holding Stephen Nichols in a secret room to complete the Cassadine family? LOL

  37. Michael

    April 10, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Wow! This is awesome news. Kelker Kelly is HOT. Days treated him poorly when they kicked him out to bring back Reckell. I always thought Kelker Kelly was waaaaaay hotter. It would be great if they brought back Stephen Nichols and Mary Beth Evans.

    • Patrick

      April 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      it’d be better to imagine…

      RKK as Bo for Hope.

      and SN as Patch for Kayla.

      my DAYS needs some serious action.

    • Nick DeLuca

      April 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Not only did Days dump fan fave RKK to bring back Peter but since then Days insiders have constantly trashed him for acting too sexy during love scenes or whatever. Get a grip Days – we like our love scenes sexy. And your loss is GH’s gain!

    • Ces

      April 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      as much as I love Peter Reckell, RKK definitely got the shaft from Days!!

  38. aria

    April 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    okay, lol, omg, here is all i got to say,if starvos is alive then so should stephan, omg, this one was a good one. i can’t wait to see it play out.

  39. Lady T

    April 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I’m soo glad that he’s back!!!! I’ve been a huge fan of RKK, since his days on Another World…Good job GH

  40. Cigi

    April 10, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    I thought that it was told that Stephan was Nicolas father not Stavros . Does anyone remember this?

    • Melissa

      April 10, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I thought the same?! I must have forgot?
      Did the switch it back?

      • Jake R.

        April 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

        I can’t remember the exact storyline, but it ended up that Stefan was NOT Nicholas’s father, Stavros was. I think Helena or Katherine or someone else pulled some blood test switheroo to embarrass Laura into admitting she had had sex not only with Stavros when she was held captive on Cassadine Island but also with Stefan. This revelation during some trial or another was the straw that broke the camel’s back in Luke & Laura’s marriage that lead to their divorce.

      • Melissa

        April 11, 2013 at 12:32 pm

        Thanks, not sure how I forgot all that!

  41. Charday

    April 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    Whatcha bet that the Helena that died was a clone or a double that the real Helena created–perhaps Britt and her evil Mother were in on creating the clone???

  42. ricardo

    April 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    i love robert as stavros. good actor and very very sexy lol. i hope they give him a contract on general hospital. trust me helena is not dead. that was a clone. helena will be back very soon.

    • carolm

      April 11, 2013 at 5:37 am

      I never thought of a clone…hmmm, sounds interesting.

  43. Patrick

    April 10, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    PLEASE! let it be….. DAYS!!!!!! TPTB…..

    what an opportune time… to watch RKK on GH…

    and simply put: HIRE HIM! Pronto!

    for Hope….. A new BO.

  44. Melita Pitts

    April 10, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    I think that with starvos back,it will be interesting to see if they get Lulu back without either of them got killed.

  45. phonda

    April 10, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    yes i am happy hes back.but also bring back robin.i like to see a happy ending once in awhile

  46. DENISE

    April 10, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Nice twist GH

  47. jc

    April 11, 2013 at 4:50 am

    i’m in shock to see stavros alive how did he survive from the fall? it pretty shocking to me i still don’t know how he come back alive i’ve thought it would be mikkos but i guess i was wrong. its great to see robert keller kelly come back to soap i’m glad to see him what a surprise !

  48. Hillary

    April 11, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Love it! Also still hoping that Sabrina is Franco’s baby & the missing Q heir! <3

  49. carolm

    April 11, 2013 at 5:35 am

    I knew it was Stavros…so glad to see him. I think Helena’s death was an anti-climax. After all those years, to just unceremoniously just plug her. It happened so fast, I had to replay it to see it. Hope they keep the feud going for a long time.

  50. Charles E.

    April 11, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I think they put the wrong Cassadine here- the writers should have made Victor Cassadine responsible for EVERYTHING- the abductions of Robin, Lulu, and even some of the ELQ financial mess as part of payback against PC in the downfall of the three original Cassadine brothers back in 1981. It makes more sense to bring Thaao Penghlis back as Victor and use extensive use of 1981 flashbacks, and that would be in keeping with the whole 50th Anniversary. There is a ray of hope, though- according to that TV Guide piece, the writers are very much aware of Victor, and perhaps they are going to use him in the near future…..

  51. cr

    April 11, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Days needs to contact. RKk Andrew bring him back Bo. & glad see hiee him. (

    • Ces

      April 11, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      yup, yup!!

  52. Elise

    April 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Oh yeah, Robert Kelker-Kelly’s Stavros could do all kinds of evil to me, he is SMOKIN! I LOVED him a couple years ago and I was so sad to see him go, I really hope he’ll stick around ths time. With Helena gone, and Jerry Jacks only seldomly present, we need an evil fixture in Port Charles! I remember him having crazy chemistry at the time with Carly, now that would be a very dangerous adversary to Todd!

  53. heidi

    April 11, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I thought it was a great surprise!!! I knew it would be him after Laura said that it was where Stavros and she were held and where they had Nikolas. This is going to be fun!!! We could still see Stefan or Victor show up… we could see a new Cassadine too! It’s always great to have a Cassadine lurking in the background. Stefan couldn’t have taken Lulu… he wouldn’t do that. I would love to have Stefan back as he is more like Alexis and bridges the evil Cassadine with a better side… a great character with lots of layers and lots of possibilities. Sorry to see Helena dead! I love Constance’s portrayl of Helena… she is mesmerizing and I will truly miss her wardrobe!!! She was the best dressed villian ever who was also absolutely beautiful! I would love to see a video interview with her since we always hear Constance is so different from Helena!

  54. Tonya

    April 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    I love that Robert Keller Kelly is back as Stavros!! I love him…loved him on Days and love hi. On GH!!

    • Danielle

      July 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm

      He is so handsome and sexy in every way.

  55. Sandy Johnson

    April 11, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    So happy to see Robert. He is one of my favorite soap actors. Hate that he’s a bad ass, but glad he’s back. Thank you GH for bringing him back from the dead. If he’s here for a short bit, I hope Robert gets the acting bug again and comes back to Days as Bo Brady. One could only hope. And he’s looking good.

  56. P. Clark

    April 11, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Just want to know if Dante and LuLu are alright and if they will be back on; and, if Luke and Laura will be back in Port Charles. Enough with all these come backs!

  57. DavidEvanSmith

    April 11, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    WOW, SCORE GH!!!

    I thoroughly loved RKK as Stavros back in 2001 and was so ticked that his story and job got cut because of the 9/11 tragedy. He’s thoroughly compelling to watch and his vendetta holds serious weight with the ties he has to these characters and because of the choices he’s made.

    Loved the way the whole sequence of events rolled out in today’s episodes…

    Nikolas tells Alexis and Elizabeth the story of finding Stavros, which also finally explained why Helena changed the Aidan paternity test to make Nikolas the father. The recap also established that Helena had Stavros treated by Dr. Obrecht, reaffirming the connection between Helena/Faison/Obrecht.

    Meanwhile, Stavros’s twisted telling of his side, spying Lulu in Istanbul and mistaking her for Laura as he remembered her (which made sense, given his loss of years while “frozen”), and then becoming fixated on her as either a potential replacement for Laura or his best tool for revenge. Then sending Lulu the Ice Princess replica as a symbol.

    Then Dante is revealed to still be alive and he’s busting through the compound to find Lulu. He finds Helena under a sheet as Stavros reveals he’s helping his mother the way she helped him. So this leaves it open to the possibility of resurrecting Helena eventually.

    Dante continues to the next room where he spies Lulu through the glass and she looks like she’s in a freezing meat locker, making Lulu a LITERAL “Ice Princess”. How twisted! How dark! How insane! But it still ALL makes a twisted kind of sense and is perfectly attuned to what we know Stavros would do. DAMN THIS SHOW IS GOOD!

    There is no soap airing today that takes as many big chances as this show, throws this many surprises at the audience, pulls out all the stops to thrill the audience and satisfy them at the same time, and I still have no idea how they’re keeping within their budget with all this. It just goes to show you that the right Executive Producer and the right Head Writer can do wonders for a show and its fans when they CARE. All we got with Phelps/Guza was decimated core families, shredded history, and excuses that the Nurses Ball was “too costly” to produce. Nothing is impossible with the proper regime in place.

    SUCH a fanboy right now.

    • heidi

      April 12, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Agree and loved your post!!! Watching the next episode of GH is so much more exciting for me today than the start of OLTL on 4/29… and I am an OLTL fan! First and foremost I am a GH fan and the show is on fire and so exciting right now!!!

      Of course I am excited for OLTL and will be watching and supporting… but GH is so hot and so full of great surprises, great cast and great writing!!! Absolutely loving GH!!!

  58. Gamblerchick

    April 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    First of all: I only know the chacater’s history. But I really have not watched, Stavros ever on the show. And i know of him of being,thrown down the bottomless pit. thanks to luke. There are soo many possablites, here with him back. Who wouldn’t love to see, the Cassadines back on the show. Now with Helena gone. With her sons (Starvos, Stefan) back from the dead. Avenging her death, if she is dead. Which I wouldn’t pass her to be alive. They could still create trouble. And Sam’s father could one of these men. With Sabrina as a Cassadine. Watch out BRITT. A CASSADINE can make you go away forever. And never come back. So at least the family obsession of yours. Can be dissolved just like that. But there is one, they didn’t mention Valentin. He’s worse of them all. He could Sam’s or Sabrina’s father. Can you Faison and his family VS the Cassadines. I can tell you, who will be on top. THE CASSADINES.

  59. heidi

    April 12, 2013 at 9:09 am

    Without the facial hair wouldn’t he also work for a recast for Ridge Forester?

  60. Josephine

    April 12, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    If am going to sit through Lucy’s hyperventilating then Robert Kelker Kelly should stay too!

  61. DeDe

    April 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Loved RKK as Bo, and on Another World, never was a big fan of GH. He looks great, hope once he finishes with GH, he is willing to go to Days. I don’t care if it’s for just a few months, even it’s to separate from Hope. Just so she can move on. They can always bring Peter back at a later date if he wants to come back. I know Days fans would love to see him back. Thanks ABC and GH for getting him to come back to acting!

  62. frannie

    April 12, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    HELENA CANNOT REALLY DIE, SHE IS THE BEST VILLIAN IN DAYTIME AND HAS A VERY SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH LUKE THAT IS TOO MUCH FUN.

  63. Terri

    April 13, 2013 at 9:55 am

    SO GLAD! Just what the show needed! It feels like 1983 again! Yeah I was watching then too…..Stavros is the one Cassadine that you can actually root for. Hope he doesn’t freeze again and is around for a long time!!! Although, I would lovelovelove a return for Victor too, (in due time I hear) RKK has given the show that retro-remember-when feeling again that the show needed. Don’t care so much for Bobbie and Scotty or Lucy, but having the C’s back rocks!!!

    • Terri

      April 13, 2013 at 9:56 am

      P.S. Please give him a long contract-give him the money you’re giving McBain and Starr! P.S.S. Todd can stay.

  64. Rod

    April 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Kelley was a welcome bit of fresh(resurrected) air as GH needs extra shots in the arm to continue as a viable soap……so many are going away. I do NOT want GH to be taken away. I’ve been an off an on fan as long as I can remember. I was born the same year it was “born”. Thaao would also be a good bring back. In any case, Nik needs to be kept as does Laura. Also, it sure would be nice to get Robin back or simply do away with her character once and for all so Dr. Drake can get on with his life and give Emma a much needed mother figure in this very crucial time of her life. She deserves it along with an upbringing suitable for her age group along with not so much exposure to the more unsavory aspects of “soapdom” like unwedded sex and all that comes with it.

  65. Danielle

    June 20, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Absolutely thrilled RKK is back, a fine, classy and incredibly hot guy, what a shame he retired from acting…

  66. Danielle

    July 7, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I a, very pleased that such an attractive classy man would come back to GH just wish it was for a full time appearance and just short term.

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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