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TODAY: Finola Hughes Returns To General Hospital! What Do You Hope Is In Store For Anna Devane?

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

General Hospital has been missing one of its most beloved characters of late, ever since Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) left Port Charles a few months ago to grieve the loss of the love of her life Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan).

When Anna left the canvas with Duke’s ashes in tow, it helped facilitate the exit of Daytime Emmy winner Finola Hughes, who took some time off to direct a new film.  Ultimately, the film project was put on hold, which enabled Hughes to jump back into action sooner than expected and tape new episodes of the ABC daytime drama series the first of which airs Wednesday.

But what will become of Anna?  Will she find love again?  What will happen with her relationship with Agent Sloane now played again by Robb Derringer?  Will Anna be busy putting the bad guys away?  Where will she live?  Will she get the opportunity to spend more time with her granddaughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer)?  Will she finally get a clue and help figure out where on earth her daughter Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough) has truly gone?

These are just some of the questions awaiting the audience, and how ever the new writing regime of Shelly Altman and Jean Passananante, decide to craft the daytime treasure that is the work of Finola Hughes.

So, let us know: Are you excited about the return of Finola Hughes on GH?  If you were writing the soap, what would you have happen next in Anna’s  life?  Comment below!

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Can’t wait…find your daughter and bring her back ASAP

Yes, please bring back Robin ASAP, we don’t the pairing of Patrick and Sam she belong with her husband Jason.

I would write anna to be the center of the show..her and sloane should’ve been giving the reset button once she returned. She didn’t have to come back from her hiatus wanting to right away jump into a relationship with him …but building a relationship up slowly should’ve been the idea instead of killing sloane off. Definitely more time with Emma since Patrick is too busy with Sam.

Anna didnt leave with Dukes ashes—its RonC’s script FH burned when she read Duke was being killed off…lol…(maybe he isnt dead and is in hiding for now and Anna went to see him???)

I’m going to forget what TPTB did to the integrity of Anna Devane’s character before Finola Hughes left to direct a movie. I hope she will be restored to police commissioner, that the rumor that Carlos is still alive is true; Anna Devane would not kill anyone in cold blood.
I hope Tristan Rogers will return; Anna would not have slept with Sloane.
In other words, I hope the character of Anna as we’ve known her will return!
I’m very excited to see her familiar face again–and here’s hoping Genie Francis will not be far behind!
Cleaning house of all the characters who do not belong in GH would be a boon to the show and to the viewers. I have my fingers crossed. Maybe GH will take a page from DOOL (‘m back to watching Patch and Kayla again! “Seems like old times . . . .”

That Carlos would still be alive is about the only way Anna can be redeemed in my mind. The way it was portrayed, she murdered Carlos—so she’s not much better than Sonny (who should be in prison for life and off the show).

@nancy dillingham…..Killing Carlos was akin to putting down a rabid hound…a public service to the community! Hence, I cannot fault Anna for that lapse in her usual impeccable record of law enforcement…..not to mention that I would truly abhor the return of Carrrrrrr-LOS! It took far too long to rid Port Charles of that mangy madman as it was….please no encore appearances! Let’s just give Anna a pass on this one and hope for brighter days for this once irreproachable heroine. I have a feeling that she will redeem herself many times over under this new writing regime, and I share your desire to see her reunited with both Robert and Robin….and maybe Frisco, too! Along with the lovely Laura, they are the legacy characters I’d most love to see resurface in Port Charles, even if only possible for a brief moment. As you so succinctly put it, the time to “clean house” of all those who don’t belong on the GH canvas has indeed arrived and would be a huge boon for the show. From your lips to the “Soap God’s” ear, Ms. Dillingham!

HA! Shay, too funny.
Now I am just thinking of that scene/passage from To Kill a Mockingbird in which Atticus Finch has to shoot the rabid dog.
I wonder if that dog’s name was Carlos?

ITA with every word, Anna killing Carlos, Anna has never killed anybody before! Sleeping with Sloane, unbelievable! Anna never used to be so loose, sleeping with everything in sight .. Eli Love, Luke, Sloane .. she used to fall in LOVE first, remember Robert? He was her first, and she was so in love with him she was never with another man until she met Duke, 7 years later, and fell in love with him. And so it went, she was loyal to Duke until he died and remained so until she fell back in love with Robert, years later. That is the Anna I loved. I don’t really recognize this Anna. The Anna I remember would move heaven and earth to get her daughter back. Robin was always her FIRST priority. Robert needs to return and snap Anna back to her old self. Until then, I’ve pretty much lost interest in GH. DAYS is my soap now, loving all the returns, especially Patch & Kayla!

And I want to post again how I admire Stephen Nichols (Patch) for his sentiments in a interview recently where he talked about his return. He said, “Of course, Kayla and Patch will reunite; that’s the law of soap opera.” He “gets it,” and he gets the fans’ loyalty to a supercouple they care about and have watched faithfully over the years. And he didn’t pull any punches when asked about GH’s 52nd anniversary show either. He said he did not want to return, that he thought the regulars who were asked to return were not treated well.
Tony Geary could take a page out of Stephen’s book re loyalty and humility and plain straight talking and truth telling. Bravo to Stephen!

Well said.

Amen Nancy.


tony geary is gone, let it go!

I agree. Some people just have to keep bitching. He is happy and Nancy is happy, move on!

Say it again, Aria. I agree, it just never stops….let it go, is right!!!!’

Timm, to whom are you responding? Aria, who is holding on the Tony Geary? I am not trying to be contrary but the responses don’t quite jive with Nancy’s post.
Nancy, beautifully said–I totally agree.

Touche’ @nancy dillingham!!!!!

ICAM, that’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw that interview with Mary Beth & Stephen, this is what a Supercouple looks like. This is what the fans want to see. A love for the ages. Not – oh, they’ve moved on with other people, their love was over a LONG time ago, it was never meant to last, blah blah blah. Who wants to see that?

i’m so happy Fin is back, love anna and i’ve missed her, but the first thing the show needs to do is give some explanation about Robin. This is like one of the hundreds of things that frustrated fans about RC. I know theres open /end stories, cliffhanger, but not hearing anything about Robin or the characters not even saying they have comminicated with Robin falls under any category except bad follow up. so thats what i think the show needs to do asap its address that. as for her love live, it was so disappointing when they killed off duke, and now sloane has been recast with the original only to have the character killed off too? this show needs to stop killing off characters. I actually started liking the second sloan more then the first one, the actor was so sexy and had great chemistry with finola so at this point i’ll be glad if she’s just front and center because for now no matter what i like the show seems to go in the oppisite direction..

I didnt like neither Sloan but I could see Anna with #2 before #1. Kill him off and lets get Robert back and him and Anna can go and bring Robin home. Kim or no Kim!

I hope to see the super spy killer instinct back with her first priority finding out what is going on with her daughter. Anna and Robin have one of most endearing mother/daughter relationship in soaps. It has been beyond frustrating not to see Anna question Robin’s whereabouts or her state of mind given what Robin went through for 2 years. Secondly, I want her to go after Julian, who is the person responsible for Duke’s death. For once, I want to see Anna “win” and the bad guy pay. In this case the bad guy being an non entity to GH. Julian adds NOTHING to the canvas.

Overall, I would love for Anna to lead/solve a serial murder mystery where at least 5-10 newbies die, starting with Julian, Nina, Franco, Ava & Sabrina. There are too many unnecessary doozy characters running amok in Port Charles and sinking GH into the ground. The show has become unrecognizable. If TPTB doesn’t cut any of these characters by the end of the year, its a message to the fans that GH is on its last leg.

I hope the new writers give Anna her mojo back! I dont care if she is the commissioner. Maybe WSB or PI work? Her and Spinelli would be interesting? Anna needs a new love. What about Frisco? Rescue Tristan from Y&R and go after their daughter for god sakes!

Anna (FBI) will work to rid Port Charles of the corruption..
The corrupt Mayor and DA, will be her targets.
I’d imagine she would do that with Sloane but he is headed for the graveyard..

Anna does not need to be in a love anything..
She is strong woman and doesn’t need to be hooked up for quite awhile.
Of course she will stay at the Metro Court.

One of the key elements to soaps is romance. Anna can be a strong woman and have a relationship at the same time. Though it was implied she and Duke were a couple, they really shortchanged them. There was absolutely nothing romantically portrayed for this one time great pairing. Now, I’d love to see Anna in a relationship…it’s been far too long since she’s been portrayed as the beautiful, alluring woman she is…with an equally alluring, dynamic man.

Primetime TV, cable, none have romance..
times have changed, media has changed as to what people now want.
There is very little romance because it is lackluster drawn out campy sappy stuff and phony sex.
even all the Nics are not romancing. No romance these days and people like it that way.
soaps gotta get modernized or die.
People are into different type of media since the 80′ and 90’s..

Wow! You’re one equating love, romance, couples with “days of old?” Romance, love…is part of the human condition. Romance doesn’t equal sappy. I don’t mean this in an offensive way but am I remembering correctly…is English not your first language? Perhaps that accounts for your answer. Which shows, films do you watch that don’t include love, sex, passion, couples… Why do you equate relationships with the 80s and 90s????

I think you should just cut and paste from now on because you keep feeling the need to remind everyone…no matter what their comment is…that we’ve got to move into the future. Huh. I didn’t know that was a loveless, sexless, passionless place….

Su…romance doesn’t die out. It’s a staple of soap and even some of the nighttime shows. It’s how some shows handle it…in the case of GH, it’s just lust, not romance, foreplay or conversation. Or awkward and silly on some nighttime shows I would never watch anyway.

I sometimes wonder if maybe writers have forgotten how to write romance and talking to each other, if they ever knew. Look at all of the online dating services promising romance, and the bachelor/ette shows (UGH) for people who need help “hooking up.” And neither the old ways or new ways hold any guarantees of success.

And even you like Franco and Nina. They are growing on me because of the genuine affection and loyalty. But this relationship took a long time to play out with no instant stripping and tongues.

Hi, Rose.
In su’s defense ( and I know you admire her stoicism and ‘armor’), I don’ think she means that romance is dead. I think she means that all we see on TV today are reality shows, which are not even real…..all staged. I would hope that su means romance is not given its due with today’s youth. Celebrity antics such as Miley Cyrus ( whom I love) and looking at the Kardashians’ fake butts and breasts…..or their one-hour-long- duration of their marriages makes one think twice about what true romance is.
I know you would never attack su, Rose. You have a heart of gold, I can tell…..just like Fanny.
Furthermore, by modernizing, su means …’ Get with the program’. It seems that romance, as we know it, is going down the tubes. And, it shows.
I get su, when I don’t, I call her on it. I am also very intuitive….
Perhaps, if the writers would allow for a couple to survive….well, the, romance could be restored.
One must read between the lines when it comes to su…..I think she has feelings and thoughts just like the rest of us….I do agree to a certain extent what she is trying to impart. Romance is not portrayed on American TV as a living, pulsating phenomenum.

You know, I think I am finally learning to tune Suoo out.
This is what I do when I am shopping at Safeway and they play Celine Dion belting out “My Heart Will Go On” on the sound system.
I do this so my Sanity can Go On.

I hope this correction appears, dear moderators. I am sure you appreciate correct spelling and grammar as much as I do.

@Omar….I so admire your poker face….

@Harry….As long as “you’re here, there’s nothing I fear!!!!!” Always the voice of reason in your own inimitable fashion!!!!

Love Finola. Very disappointed that Grayson McCouch wasn’t kept on since they had tons of chemistry. The other Sloan has none with her so I hope he’s just on short-term. Would like to see her get a front burner s/l along with Jane Elliot.

Rumor has it Grayson decided not to come back when he learned they were killing off Sloane. I agree with another poster…there was something very sexy about him…and with you. They had great chemistry.

Hahaha. I hope that didn’t read like there is something sexy about you! Meant I agreed with one poster he is sexy…and agree with you they had chemistry, lol

Completely agree…McCouch was Hot!! While his elongated Rivera pronunciation was cheesy, he stopped exaggerating it eventually & he was so sexy. Totally looked forward to their chemistry in their scenes together. Not every pairing works where there’s that electricity & you can feel it. It was certainly there with Duke back in the day and although you could always feel the deep love & connection between them, the writers didn’t allow for that passion this time until their last scenes!! The electricity was also there with David on AMC & then finally again with Grayson! Listen, Anna doesn’t need a man in her life, but if there’s going to be one, she’s so gorgeous & badass herself, it needs to be with someone who can bring the spark! I’m obviously a huge Finola/Anna fan & ultimately what I feel most strongly about is that she’s once again made to be a Leading character, but I’d rather not see her with anyone at all than be with some ordinary run of the mill. She’s best with someone a little dangerous. Always thought Roger Howarth’s intensity would be hot with her, until they made Franco a little too out there…
I will always love Anna & Robin’s relationship; Anna & Robert’s history & deep friendship; Anna & Duke as a couple, but back in the day (that was he best!).
Ultimately, as long as Anna is on, I’m happy.
Wow, this is long. Who am I even writing to anyway? I’ve just crossed over into being Wayyyy too into my soap! #oyvey

@leigha k……GMcC’s “elongated Rivera pronunciation” was the best thing about him! It never failed to delight me!!!! However, for all else, I’m much more into the “original recipe” Sloane, Robb Derringer! But I hear you about Robert and Anna…she’s at her absolute best when she’s mixing with her WSB cohorts, meaning either her ex-hubby or Frisco Jones! That whole “Charlie’s Angels” fluff with Jordan was simply silly and beyond demeaning for the “Divine Devane!”

Not interested in Anna anymore. Her character is not the anna I know. Anna would never give up on Robin and accept what Robin said in her last phone call. Anna would not accept another loser woman living in Robins house with Emma. Let me know when the real Anna returns.

Anna has always been gracious. She realizes Patrick and Emma have been without Robin for a very long time. She loves them and sees that they’re happy with Sam, so I think it’s realistic and reasonable that she’d approve of Sam. I do agree though that the old Anna wouldn’t have stopped looking for her daughter…or tried harder to see if she was in trouble or truly gone of her own accord.

Anna should become a lesbian Lol. The poor woman, has bad luck with men. Please Anna and Nina become lovers. That would be hot to watch.

Settle your kettle bro! That aint happening!!

@Dylan….”Settle your kettle!” That’s a new one on me…LOVE IT!

Ron Carlivati has been fired! The real Anna is on her way home!

Dylan, that WAS hilarious.
Andrew, it’s too early in the morning to think of Nina having sex with anyone let alone the lovely, intelligent and classy Anna.
No, just no.

I’m very glad that Finola Hughes is back. I’ve stopped watching GH – it’s too depressing to watch how bad it’s gotten. I thought it was bad enough during the Geary farewell tour. It’s been completely unwatchable for me since that wrapped up.
But I’m recording it today, solely to see Anna. I’ll be very surprised if having her back gets me to tune back in until many things change and some characters dissapear. (yeah, that means YOU, Howarth and Stafford and whoever the hell it is that plays Dr. O.)

Howarth and Stafford are going nowhere.
They are loved, a big fan following..
They are two of the best actors/characters with GH ..

Looks like you will not be back ..

But I always feel your love.

And I can always hear Howarth and Stafford mugging even when the tv isn’t on. Such talent.

One thing, though, they’re not actually on General Hospital. They’re on the Roger and Michelle show and that seems to be sinking GH to the bottom of the barrel.
As you always say, and say, ratings don’t lie.

I agree with the not going anywhere part, but you have to admit the characters they’re playing are silly and uninteresting. A true waste of talent.

BOES!!!!!!!! You rock!!!!!!!!!!!

Roger/Franco this past month has been far from humorous, he had been Todd LOL
Franco has developed, he is different now, and most loved..
Roger and Michelle are magic../.. both have gone through their change.

Su00, they are making a new horror movie called Godzilla and his Bride Eat Port Charles starring Franco and Nina.

Love your point of view, boes, even if we do part company on Kathleen Gati, who portrays your not-so-beloved, Dr. O.!!!!!!

I love the actress and appreciate Dr O but prefer her lurking in the shadows creating and planning mayhem. I just think she lost her mystique when they made her the chief of staff.

Anna and Laura should team up against the Cassadines!!

add elizabeth to the team, they need to get helena for kidnapping robin, and little jake.

That would be cool. I’m looking forward to seeing Laura and Anna on at the same time.

What I want most for Anna is for Duke to not really be dead… I hope the new writers bring him back and this time with a storyline for Duke and Anna together, worthy and respectful of the history of Duke and Ana and the talents of Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes. Take a note from what DOOL is doing with bringing back the staple of Daytime soap, couples with rich history that viewers love and want to see.


Send/tweet RC a thank you..
He’s doing a great job bringing GH back,
A shame he was let go.
but- we have him, his writing until mid-october 🙂

I like Jake, I don’t care if he ever finds out. Jake is better than stonecold.
Billy Miller has the soap dream to play two characters..
Jake now Jason later.

@Su0000…you R so right. RC should be commended on turning things
around for the better in the last couple of weeks… Giving a few of our
favorite actors meaty enough material to sink their teeth into.
Michelle, Maura, Roger…FANTASTIC. And now Finola is BACK!!!

I do agree with you about Jake….we both love this Jason/Jake. He should find out who he is, nonetheless. He will always be in limbo, if he does not. It is the only way to free both Jake and Jason. And, just think how happy Monica would be. Not to mention all those who love him. Danny and little Jake NEED to know their daddy. ELQ needs him. Michael needs him.
I only hope doomsday is lurking in the shadows, with its long, rapacious arm just within reach of Nikolas and Lomax (sp).
I just wonder how the writers will extricate Nik from this? Lomax is inconsequential, but Nik…not so much…he is the only Cassadine on the stage.
No, no, no, su. Jason Morgan is dead and gone. Jake Q is very much alive now and forever. LOL. Later.

Simply put, give Finola Hughes the story line she deserves.

It has to be Robert or Duke for Anna. Grayson Mccouch couldn’t act and their whole storyline made absolutely no sense. Give Anna a house, a career and a social life. The Anna we knew years ago would never be ok with Robin disappearing without a decent explanation, she would not let Duke’s murderer get away and then crawl in bed with someone else right after Dukes funeral. Such a crappy way to destroy our vets and lose viewers.

Grief sex is not uncommon..
The person grieving need for closeness, affection, an outlet of emotions, whatever it is grief sex is not uncommon.
I can see Anna and Sloane hooking up, the have that certain connection.
Anna was not ruined. It happens.

I know Luke has become a four letter word around these parts but does anyone remember when Luke learned that Lucky died in the fire? He made love on the bar of his club to that prostitute with a heart of gold.
Yes, grief sex is real.
On another note, I so do agree with Cee Cee about the crypt sex which transpired between Scummy and Ava. It was hideously insensitive and wrong for so many reasons including the main reason Cee Cee mentions–sacred grounds and all that jazz.

Hi, Traci. You didn’t think that scene was emotional? I can understand that when a fan is so vested in a couple, no one else comes close.
We must not forget, though, that Anna and Duke had not been together for a very long time. That last minute patch-up-making-up-leaving -for- Scotland fiasco was ridiculous. I am aware the couple had the greatest of romances…but, what I witnessed was a lot of resentment and anger between them since I joined this ‘fan club’…LOL. So, from my vantage point, well, I guess from where I stand, the last couple of scenes between Duke and Anna were an after-thought…out of place, out of sync.
They did not hurt anyone…..I thought it was sweet, yet tumultuous…..passionate, yet precious.
What you are saying can actually be applied to the crypt sex between Ava and Sonny. As a Roman Catholic, that is sacred ground….. that was the most offensive scene ever on a soap for me…..the location and who was buried there…..ugh!! I still cannot come to grips with the fact that the writers went there……debauchery!!!!!!!!!
I don’t want to sound like a bible-thumper because I’m not. I could never impose my beliefs or ideals on others….just stating a fact, that’s all. I get passion, I get attraction so strong , one could lift a building. I don’t get the attraction without love….or with two people who basically hate each other. It’s one thing to fantasize, it’s another to put that perversion in writing.

Now that Anna is back, you are so right….she needs a place of her own to call home. She needs to follow her instincts until the ground beneath her feet is not wobbly anymore. I am sure she has hound herself during her absence….let’s see what she does with this newfound freedom.

LOL, Traci. I don’t know how the top line happened. What I wrote was Awwww, not http. Sorry. My iPad does strange things.

Hi Cee Cee…re: comments by Su, Rebecca1, you and even Harry about romance. I think we all have our own definitions of what we mean by romance. Hate to speak for others, but I think you, Rebecca1, and I are more traditionalists. Not sure about Harry, but I think he can be a softie because of other things he’s said, even though he gets frustrated by Su.

But in this case I’m taking Su at her word about how she feels about soap romances as tv has shown them because she’s mostly consistent in how she’s described it before…such as campy, sappy, phony sex. And it can be. Plus attraction can be instantaneous, but to get to true romance it can move at a slower pace…and we know how she seems to like action/mob/badboy parts of stories best. Su probably would have liked how Felicia/Frisco and Anna/Robert originally “hooked up.” Adventures, action, criminals, and humor before they discovered they actually were attracted to each other.

But I wonder if she “doth protest too loudly” (down deep)…she likes Franco and Nina’s relationship/romance. Maybe even Sonny and Carly. And recently even those of us who believe in a little romance have been put off…Shay towards Alexis. Yes I think she and Julian have a connection, but all they seem to show is the lusty stuff. And for me, Dante and Veronica. Not “grief sex” as Su might call it, but “poor me” sex? Easy for any age to want to ff this kind of “romance.”

Glad you realize this wasn’t an “attack” on Su. She helps keep MF “lively” for me to say the least.

A breath of fresh air has returned now bring back Tristan Rogers! He’s the only one she has had chemistry with. Sorry Duke fans.

I want the “friendship” and specialness that was between Robert/anna/Frisco/Felicia /Tony/Bobbie /Holly/sean/Tiff. These people aren’t on anymore so don’t know how that works. But I really loved the relationships these people had with each other and don’t see that among any body anymore. Real connections just aren’t there. How to change that, don’t know but that is what I wish. Maybe Patrick and anna could have a real conversation as could Felicia…(woudn’t it be fun if Felicia told anna she made a mistake, Mac was too boring and cleaning the bar was the pits””)

Now that Ron Carlivati is out, I am sure that SOME semblance of intelligence will return to Anna’s brain!! Finola must be very happy!!!

Have to admit that the notion of Anna realizing she has surpressed her lesbian genes and getting together with any # of incredible women “of a certain age” makes a lot of sense. Laura, Tracie, Felicia (all right she’s too dumb), Alexis (or Ava if she wants to pursue her penchant for someone on the other side of the law) –she’d have a much better chance of finding her equal than with any of their male counterparts (I mean really,line up those women and then line up Julian, Sonny, Scottie, Mac, and ???) Why would any of those incredible women give the men their age the time of day? At least Ava showed some honesty–if your peers are all losers go for the hot boy toy.

And maybe that’s the solution–these incredible women (and no one under 30 need apply–my God–Kiki, Sabrina, Maxie and Lulu are just not in the same league) form a coven or at least a salon. And they develop a he-ram of boytoys for their pleasure (Morgan, Nathan, Dante and Michael if they are into the somebody kicked the puppy look). We could alternate between scenes of scintellating conversation and soft core porn–a soap with someting for everyone.

Elizabeth and Sam could accept their differences (and realize how stupid they have been to compromise their character over the years over some guy (usually Jason) and sign up for the goddesses training program.) Sorry Carly, you have shown no capacity for friendship or respecting your fellow females in Port Charles so you are out. Monica and Bobbie could go for crone/ wise woman status (so long as they take the no further botox pledge). And Patrick, Nicholas and Jake(son) could be he-ram elders for women who want to have something to actually talk about after sex. Franco could sign on as court jester. Obrecht only comes out when someone wants a dominatrix for role playing fun. And Felix could step forward as someone who has something to say once he is freed from being imprisoned as everyone’s sassy gay friend.

Please go and take your meds. Lol. Heather Webber is waiting for you.

HaHa….I love this fantasy, West Virginia fan. If you could make it a little more on the Utopian side, I’d like to visit this fantastical place.

Wow! What fantasies you have. Might I suggest the “Lost Girl” series from the beginning. Or even the old b/w Tarzan series with the Amazon(?) women tribe. But then again I’m wondering is you are having my some shock fun with us by making up your own scenario like Jimh does frequently…albeit more tame.

That’s some imagination you have there, West Virginia fan! Sounds like a Ron Carlivati fantasy come true……

FH always lights up the screen when she’s on. I can’t wait to see her in a great story line.
She raises GH up every time she’s on.

An event worth celebrating indeed! ‘Twas ever so lovely to see the luminous likes of Anna (and FH!) return to the GH canvas….she was very missed during “their” Scottish sabbatical!!!! Which is more than will be said of the mercifully departing Alexis…..I’ve been so waiting to see the back of her (as opposed to the usual front…) and even though the respite will be but a brief one whilst NLG takes her girls (and daughters, too!) on a trip to Ireland, I shall enjoy every moment of her absence. Of course, this temporary leave came at a cost, as once again we were subjected to yet another raunchy romp with Julian before Ms. Davis hit the road. How utterly predictable….I do trust this goodbye round of rumpy-pumpy will portend a new romantic direction for Mr. Jerome. It should be only a matter of time before he and the mother of his latest child, the beauteous, blooming Olivia, get on the same page in terms of their parental relationship which will hopefully grow into so much more!!! As for Alexis, she should stay gone, along with her constantly condescending tone, pseudo-intellectual eyeglasses, Lhasa Apso hairdo and highly inappropriate, ill-fitting, cleavage-heaving attire. Why this woman was never found in contempt of court by some judge for her lusty legalista slagwear is beyond me!

Shay, love your take on Anna.
I hate what they’ve done to Alexis. I am hoping that the new writers will give her back her independence, her intelligence and her button down Oxford blouses.

Thank you, Harry! As long as Alexis “buttons up” those “button downs,” I can support your style suggestion…even though embracing turtlenecks is my ultimate fashion goal for Ms. Davis. They look sleek, sexy and—MOST importantly—-leave something to the male imagination!!!!

Alexis is acting like a dumb high school chick who has a crush on the handsome bad boy. Its embarrassing to watch. Alexis was always powerful. I like her sexy side but the old Alexis wouldnt have stood for Julian’s lies!

Right Timm and Shay.
As it stands, Alexis is using the reflection of Julian’s shiny waxen chest to check her lipstick.
The old Alexis would never have done such a thing!

Uggg…Harry, I hate to disagree again but I do so with the utmost affection! Alexis has gone for the good-bad guy for years. She stumbled and fumbled her way into Sonny’s bed years ago…and tried to fight her school girl crush on him before she succumbed. The difference is they had more time spent bantering and flirting and less time in the bedroom. I think, in an effort to level the playing ground and show mature women in sexual relationships, they tilted the scale too far and haven’t portrayed A & J’s emotional connection. If they continue with this couple and develop their intellectual rapport, inject a little humor, witty repartee which both characters can deliver, I think they’d be Great ogether.

It is simply off-the-wall for me to put women of a certain age in such a yucky display. It is not titillating watching a woman who cannot even strip down to her unmentionables because of her aging body. She was wearing some kind of contraption….armor, or sheath?… I previously mentioned to Shay. The scene was not appetizing…indecent, for a more-than-middle-aged-woman. She is the only woman on this show, of her age, that makes love and sex seem tawdry and wrong, somehow. I can’t put my finger on it. In comparison, Anna and Sloane were so sweet!!
.Why do these writers subject her to this? As Rose said, all this couple does is have sex. It just isn’t normal, or natural. I still cannot settle, within myself, the fact that Julian seduced her at sixteen, when he looks so much younger than she. I think Julian looks great, I really do, but, I did not like seeing the frontal view of him in his jockeys, either. Too much information.

Yucky display….indeed!!!! (Enough already with this “Granny Porn!”) And as you have pointed out, CeeCee, that now not only applies to the pathetically over-aged, can’t-contain-herself sex maniac—Alexis (At the Ready)—but even the youthfully-preserved Julian in those aforementioned skeevy skivvies! Who the heck is getting their vicarious jollies seeing these two so-called adults acting like hormonally-charged teens with their cases of extreme arrested development? Certainly not the two of us!! (By the way, did you notice the remarks on another GH thread by “Donna,” who made that most astute observation referring to Alexis and her ongoing immodesty??? Loved it! See? We’re not the only ones who have found her habitual “rack-flashing” to be disgusting, CeeCeeGirl…..even though we do get all the blame for being “judgmental!” LOL….) I just wish that Olivia and Julian would be paired off…their little encounter on the pier had far more sizzle than all of his sleazy sexual escapades with Ms. Davis combined! (Oh….loved Liv’s catty little comment about Alexis… go, girl! Hah.) At any rate, you are so correct about how—chronologically-speaking—the numbers simply don’t credibly jive when it comes to the initial hook up between these two characters, not to mention that the entire scenario beggars belief—a cheap, backseat, one-night stand between two nameless strangers decades ago that suddenly blossoms into this supposedly great romance after a one-in-a-million chance meeting years later???? Yeah, like THAT happens all the time! (Especially when said previous activity leads to an illegitimate child…..) Even for a soap opera, that’s really stretching it!

I’m not a huge Robin fan since she was a kid…she just was soooo serious and ernest. And Kimberly’s comings and goings the last few years haven’t helped. Reminds be of how ABC/GH bent over for Tony.

But I do agree with other commenters that Anna and Robert would never have stopped searching high and low for Robin, kicked b*tt with Faison and the Cassidine’s, and got Robin back home to her family. Like when they teamed up to free Duke from O’s clinic.

On the other hand, I would have expected more from an obviously smart and enterprising Robin, the daughter of Robin and Robert after all, to get home on her own. Never sure if she really wanted to on a long term this way she may be like Anna and Robert when she was growing up.

Don’t mind Anna finding another MAN, eventually. But it will have to be a really strong story and guy to pull it off for me.

If she hadn’t cold bloodily killed Carlos, I might have been over the moon about her return. The actress I love but, now the character is no better than the other murderers on the show.Why did TIIC allow this ?

Rumor is Carlos is alive and well.

That’s what I’ve heard…. Frank V. wants him back on the show
short term, so Anna can be free from believing she killed him.

I hate all the gummybear moobsters with the fire from a thousand suns. but I liked Carlos. I hope the rumor is true because right now. Fin is the only actress on this show I like. The rest of the Sonny arse kissers make me ill. Anna should not ever be a cold blooded killer. . If she didn’t kill Faison for what he did to Robin, to kill over Duke the dummy , was stupid. I guess it had to looked at through the eyes of R C.

Hi, Harry.
Aria’s response to Nancy does jive. No matter what the conversation, Nancy is so obsessed with Tony Geary, she can’t let him go. Ergo, Aria’s comment to , ‘let it go’.
Geary was never my favorite player, but he is gone. I would think Nancy , as Timmm says, IS happy. Right, Nancy? He’s gone!! I do admire Nancy’s stamina, though…LOL.

@CeeCee…Hi Sweetness…
You R right, Nancy still harbors some resentment towards Anthony Geary.
I do understand the reasoning behind her words…on many levels he should
have known better, that said….he left, he’s gone as Aria said time to let it go.
Moving on…Michelle/Nina has been nothing if not BRILLIANT these past few
weeks giving us outstanding back to back performances… Starting with lying
down by Silas’s lifeless body, holding on to his hand as she says her final
goodbye to him… Or when she’s having a one way conversation with her
lobotomized play mate at Shadybrook. When Franco tells her Madeline
was the one who killed Silas and let her take the fall for his death…
Finally coming face to face with her unrepentant mother was heart breaking,
I cried for her and with her…. Tell me your thoughts…

Hello, my good friend. Long time no hear…LOL.
I love what you just wrote …..stating exactly how I feel.
If you go on the ‘KIKI’ site, just below this one, you will see my very boring, long comment to Shay, concerning this very subject. I do not want to subject any of you with more of my commentary….. You know, Fanny, some of us admire Michelle/Nina, some of us completely dislike her. Disagreeing and debating is a very good thing. Exchanging thoughts, whether we agree or not, is what gives these sites pulse. And, as you know, Shay’s writing thrills me to no end, regardless of our sometime difference of opinion.
Yes, Nina’s vulnerability grips my heart. But, Fanny, I have a girl-crush on Michelle….for fifteen years….LOL. So, I sort of look up to her.
Furthermore, this tenderness between her and Franco is so pure…a love so innocent (albeit their age) ….it’s a thing of beauty….so endearing to watch. It’s like being in love for the first time…fresh, new and wonderful. Remember those days? In love for the first time? ( well, I only had one boyfriend….my husband…LOL). ….When everything around us looked surreal and beautiful? Ahhhh, Fanny!!!!!
Avec beaucoup d’amour, mon amie….a bientot!

You are correct CeeCee. Lets move on and concentrate on who is on the show and not what anyone said or thought they said. And one again, I said bitching and I shouldnt have. People have the right to express themselves BUT it seems some will NEVER let things go and be happy. I’m Happy! Are you?

I am extremely happy…..I have you in my corner, Timmm; how can I not be?

LOL. I just had to tell you that you crack me up. I am laughing so hard right now…”…gummybear mobsters with the fire of a thousand suns.”
Look what all that fire did for ‘SUNNY’? Do you think our sunny Sonny will survive?

It’s Finola, of course I’m glad she’s back! She’s fantastic. Anna has so many possibilities….she deserves happiness! I hope they give her someone new,I didn’t like the couple of years in the 80’s she was with Duke, and the attempt to rekindle that relationship years later fell way flat. I’m thinking Paul may be the guy!

I agree Lauren. I loved Robert! Either Sloan sucks. Someone new would be cool. Paul is too rich and him and Anna would have zero in common! She needs a spy like boyfriend. Perhaps someone from her DVX past who she needs to reform OR what about Frisco?

Not hearing anything about Robin is as frustrating as them never mentioning Robert. He’s supposedly off in another country sick as a dawg…and I think they mentioned him once. Out of sight out of mind…to the writers.

Where is Robert waiting on him to come know that we love robert scorpio and anna foung what they do the best love each others and have the other back.history history is what we waiting on .they hav err all of that chemistry together what up with bring him back

Thrilled Finola has returned! I miss McCouch cause this dude playing Sloan, currently, act his way out of a paper bag.

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51st Annual Daytime Emmy Award Nominations: CBS Soaps Score Most, Eric Braeden, Dick Van Dyke, Guy Pearce Receive Nods

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) have officially announced on Friday, the full list of nominees for the 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards.

While Thursday brought with it four reveals of the nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama, Talk Show Host, Lead Actor and Actress categories (as presented by various entertainment news programs), today’s nominations include all the other categories not previously announced.

The Daytime Emmy Awards telecast is set to be presented live on Friday night, June 7, at 8 PM EDT /delayed PT, on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. This will mark the 18th time that CBS has broadcast the Daytime Emmys.

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In addition, The Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards will be presented on Saturday, June 8 at t9 PM ET/6 PM PT and streamed on The Emmys apps and at The ceremonies will take place at the Westin Bonaventure Los Angeles.

Television icon, Dick Van Dyke has received his first-ever Daytime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Performer category for his touching portrayal of Timothy Robicheaux on Peacock’s Days of our Lives. The nomination makes Van Dyke the oldest Daytime Emmy nominee in history at 98-years-old.  In addition, motion picture and TV star, Guy Pearce, is also nominated as Guest Performer for his longtime role as Mike Young in the reboot of Neighbours.

Speaking of Neighbours, the Australian soap opera also received its first ever Daytime Emmy nomination for Daytime Drama Series now that its a revival can be streamed on Amazon Freevee. In addition, The Young and the Restless iconic, Eric Braeden (Victor Newman) received his first Daytime Emmy nomination in more than 20 years in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category.

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In the Daytime Drama series categories, CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless each scored 12 nominations more than any other show. Leading the acting nominations was B&B, who landed 7 performers in the various categories, a first in its 37-year history.

In a statement, Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS expressed, “We are happy to once again honor the creative talent both in front of and behind the camera of America’s favorite Daytime programs. We look forward to celebrating the icons who enliven the days of audiences across the country.”

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Brent Stanton, Head of Daytime, NATAS added, “Producing the Daytime Emmys is a labor of love for all of us at NATAS. The huge popularity of these shows continues to be must-see viewing for their fans.” NATAS also revealed that Lifetime Achievement Honorees, Hosts, Presenters, and Silver and Gold Circle honorees will be revealed at a later date.

The Daytime Emmy Awards recognize outstanding achievement in television programming honoring work in a variety of categories, including daytime dramas, talk shows, instructional programming, hosting, culinary, and legal/courtroom programs. In 2021, NATAS and the Television Academy jointly announced plans to realign the Daytime and Primetime Emmy Awards to be organized by content genre, as opposed to program airtime.

The 51st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be produced once again by NATAS and Associated Television International (ATI). Adam Sharp and Lisa Armstrong are executive producers from NATAS, while David McKenzie executive produces from ATI.

Congratulations to all the men and women in front of the camera and behind the scenes for their recognition as we take a look at who will be going for gold come June. Here are the nominees below starting with the Daytime Drama Categories.

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital


The Young and the Restless


Tamara Braun, Days of our Lives

Finola Hughes, General Hospital

Katherine Kelly Lang, The Bold and the Beautiful

Annika Noelle, The Bold and the Beautiful

Michelle Stafford,  The Young and the Restless

Cynthia Watros, General Hospital

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Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless

Scott Clifton, The Bold and the Beautiful

Thorsten Kaye, The Bold and the Beautiful

Eric Martsolf, Days of our Lives

John McCook, The Bold and the Beautiful

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Jennifer Gareis, The Bold and the Beautiful

Linsey Godfrey, Days of our Lives

Courtney Hope, The Young and the Restless

Allison Lanier, The Young and the Restless

Emily O’Brien, Days of our Lives

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Robert Gossett, General Hospital

Bryton James, The Young and the Restless

Wally Kurth, Days of our Lives

A Martinez, The Bay

Mike Manning, The Bay

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Linden Ashby, The Young and the Restless

Ashley Jones, The Bold and the Beautiful

Alley Mills, General Hospital

Guy Pearce, Neighbours

Dick Van Dyke, Days of our Lives


The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless

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The Bay

The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

The Young and the Restless


General Hospital

The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

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The Bold and the Beautiful

Days of our Lives

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade

The Kelly Clarkson Show


African Queens: Njinga

Days of our Lives

General Hospital

Start Up

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show

General Hospital

The Kelly Clarkson Show

The View

The Young and the Restless


African Queens: Njinga

The Bold and the Beautiful

The Jennifer Hudson Show


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African Queens: Njinga

The Drew Barrymore Show


The View

The Young and the Restless


“Shine” General Hospital

“Unexpected Truth”Unexpected

“We’re Home” Reconnecting Roots


The Jennifer Hudson Show

The Kelly Clarkson Show

Tamron Hall

Turning The Tables with Robin Roberts

The View

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Access Hollywood

Entertainment Tonight



Be My Guest with Ina Garten

Family Dinner

Selena + Chef: Home for the Holidays

Valerie’s Home Cooking

What Am I Eating? with Zooey Deschanel


Hot Bench

Judy Justice

Justice For The People with Judge Milian

The People’s Court

We The People with Judge Lauren Lake

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Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Sara Haines, Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, The View

Kelly Clarkson, The Kelly Clarkson Show

Mark Consuelos, Kelly Ripa, Live with Kelly and Mark

Akbar Gbajabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O’Connell, Sheryl Underwood, The Talk

Tamron Hall, Tamron Hall


Lidia Bastianich, 25 Years with Lidia: A Culinary Jubilee

Valerie Bertinelli, Valerie’s Home Cooking

Eduardo Garcia, Big Sky Kitchen with Eduardo Garcia

Emeril Lagasse, Emeril Cooks

Sophia Roe, Counter Space

Buddy Valastro, Legends of the Fork


Frank Caprio, Caught in Providence

Kevin Frazier, Nischelle Turner , Matt Cohen, Cassie DiLaura, Denny Directo, Will Marfuggi, Rachel Smith, Entertainment Tonight

Deborah Norville, Steven Fabian, Lisa Guerrero, Ann Mercogliano, Jim Moret, Les Trent. Inside Edition

Robert Hernandez, Star Jones, Divorce Court

Judge Judy Sheindlin, Whitney Kumar, Kevin Rasco, Sarah Rose, Judy Justice

What do you think about the nominations for the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards? Who do you think deserved to get in that did? Who do you think got snubbed? Who are you happiest to see receive a nomination? Let us know via the comment section below.

Make sure to be with us live starting tonight Friday, April 19th at 8pm ET/5pm PT for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th anniversary edition of its Daytime Emmy Nomination Special 2024, featuring some of the just announced daytime drama nominees. 







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51st Daytime Emmys: Outstanding Daytime Drama Series Nominations

On Thursday, the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards revealed nominations in several key categories via four entertainment news programs: Access Hollywood, E! News, Extra and Access Hollywood.

Three of the four announcements were major categories in the field of Daytime Dramas.

The nominees in the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series category are: The Bay, The Bold and the Beautiful, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, Neighbours and The Young and the Restless.

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General Hospital won this category last year, and has the most all-time wins for a series in this category. For the first time, the beloved Australian-based soap opera, Neighbours is now eligible for competition due to its reboot which streams on Amazon Freevee.

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The 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards will be handed out in ceremonies in Los Angeles and broadcast live on CBS and streaming on Paramount+ on Friday night, June 7th.

Previous categories announced tonight via the entertainment news outlet included: Lead Actor and Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

So, what do you think about this year’s nominee for the Outstanding Daytime Drama Series? Who do you think should win? Comment below.

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51st Daytime Emmys: Tamara Braun, Finola Hughes, Katherine Kelly Lang, Annika Noelle, Michelle Stafford, Cynthia Watros Score Lead Actress Nominations

The nominations were revealed for the 51st annual Daytime Emmys. in the prestigious Lead Actress in a Drama Series category by Entertainment Tonight.

This comes ahead of tomorrow’s full list that is set to be unveiled at 12noon/9am PST on Friday.

In the running for this year’s Outstanding Lead Actress are Tamara Braun (Ava, Days of our Lives), Katherine Kelly Lang (Brooke, The Bold and the Beautiful), Annika Noelle (Hope, The Bold and the Beautiful), Finola Hughes (Anna, General Hospital), Cynthia Watros (Nina, General Hospital) and Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, The Young and the Restless).

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Previous winners in this category include GH’s Finola Hughes, Cynthia Watros and Y&R’s Michelle Stafford.  Days of our Lives nominee had won in the Supporting Actress category twice in her career.

Earlier, the Lead Actor nominees were revealed and you can find them here.

Make sure to be with us Friday night, April 19th for the Michael Fairman Channel’s 10th annual Daytime Emmy Nominations Special beginning at 5 pm PT where we chat live with some of this year’s nominees.

So, what do you think about this year’s Lead Actress nominees? Comment below.

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