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Troy Ruptash Cast As General Hospital's Mysterious Dixon!

Photo Credit: Nathan Barbour and Gigi Deleon

Photo Credit: Nathan Barbour and Gigi Deleon

Ah, Dixon! Just who is this guy?  That’s what fans of the ABC soap opera General Hospital have been hoping to find out. Well, it looks like they are about to get some answers when Dixon first appears on the Port Charles canvas on the Thursday, February 18th episode.

Actor Troy Ruptash has been as Dixon, the man Paul Hornsby (Richard Burgi) has been reporting to during his mysterious phone calls.  One thing is for sure, Dixon is a bad guy.  His timing for arriving on the GH canvas looks to tie-in to some major story devlopments that kick-off this week.  But, just how long Dixon sticks around remains to be seen.

A Canadian-born actor, Ruptash’s other TV credits include: Maron, Chuck, NCIS: Los Angeles, Justified, and The Mentalist to name just a few.

So, what do you think of Troy Ruptash taking on the role of Dixon?  Is Dixon going to be one helluva badass mobster, or something else? What do you think will go down when Dixon appears? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Mister Media
Mister Media

All the mob bad-guy stuff is too convoluted to capture my interest. This character is just another in a never ending series of baddies who come on to challenge the Corinthos business and attempt to make Sonny and his mob business look sympathetic in comparison. At this point it’s all tedious. No matter how much Sonny loves his family he is an underworld criminal. GH is my soap and I love it, but why is it so boring, tedious and slow these days? The show has the best cast in daytime and the least interesting story lines. Long live GH!

su0000
su0000

He is not of the mob, he is Cartel which will have WSB involved, of course..
Dixon has nothing to with Sonny, Sonny will be shown as the good guy by stopping the Cartel gun running..

Mister Media
Mister Media

Thanks for the clarification. I’m sure you’re correct, but those distinctions don’t really change my sense that the story is convoluted and tedious. I appreciate you weighing in with the details. I’ll have to get up to speed with the Cartel before all heck breaks loose!

Ces
Ces

I agree. The mob stuff, sleazy Paul, and Ava with the Raj guns are not interesting stories. . It is more like a cheap version of a Mission Impossible movie that I can never understand. Really, I just don’t care to understand. Unlike the article says, I didn’t even realize or CARE about some Dixon character.
I am much more interested in what is going on with Tracy.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ahh, Mister Media.
As I keep repeating….almost verbatim to what you said….it is a ploy, contrived to make us ‘accept’ Sonny…embrace him even, as the all-American mob boss, family man. He is ensconced in his own world of coffee beans and a fleet of brigands working with and for him.
As yourself, I love all my soaps…lol, all three of them. So, no matter the slowness, no matter the tedium, I’ll stay put.
Great post. Mister M.

Patrick
Patrick

Sonny can man up all he wants… it just grates at me… how revered they prop themselves

Sonny and all those affiliated with the Corinthos’

blech!

so long as Ava is not incriminated… she must retain sole custody of Avery

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Patrick,
You bet, my friend. Sonny is a walking, fire-breathing oxymoron; along with his family and henchmen. No ideals….and those ‘moral codes’ he follows, have no rhyme or rhythm.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Rhyme or reason..lol

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes. And you are right; Sonny is an underworld criminal.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought when the two females writers were hired we were told less mob, more hospital?

Mister Media
Mister Media

It seems that every time new writers are brought in they make that same promise. It buys them some good will with fans for a time but they never really deliver.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

So agree with folks on this about Sonny and his morals. So, what is he selling? Drugs? We got to see people say oh I draw the line at guns. BS. GH hints at his nefarious deeds but what are they? Drugs or prostitution or extortion or illegal gambling or arson for hire or?

I’m so sick of Sonny and the mob. Now Morgan is Guido Jr….. ugh

Amber Fayez
Amber Fayez

I agree that the show has terribly boring. At this point I don’t know what they could do to make it better. I know that the new writers had to finish some of the old story lines and also wanted a chance to make these storylines their own. Unfortunately I think most are fast forwarding or simply not tuning in as much they used to.The simply fact that they post spoilers daily and you know who is going to be on the next day doesn’t help much.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

i still think Paul is Haydens father unless this guy is suppose to be…maybe he is Mitch Williams Trays ex…no, too young…just one in a revolving door of baddies to come in and create some trouble…then move on to the next…been there done that…nothing new and inspiring…yawn…past my beddy time…nite…nite,

su0000
su0000

Dixon had better put me on the edge and bring me out of my coma..

Ally
Ally

Lol too funny.

Layla Kalich
Layla Kalich

I know they need more in the mob than just Sonny. Who knows what they are doing with Julian these days. I believe he needs to be more than just the other half of Julexis. Every week they seem to add an additional cast member or two. Which means we hardly see those that we really want to see. How many cast members are too many cast members?

There have been so many really great cast members that have been killed off or just written off that this all just doesn’t make sense. We have Ian Buchanan that could quite literally come back as Duke’s brother to avenge his death. Come on this writing team is no stranger to crazy writing. There is Robb Derringer. I know people are going to say he was hardly on. Or he was recast and then brought back for a limited time. However at least he can act and isn’t some pretty boy model that just looks good on the screen. Yes they brought back Jeffrey Vincent Praise but the writing is so crazy on that we don’t know which way poor Carlos is going. Tristian Rogers is worth more than just being Finola Hughes side kick. Give him a good strong storyline and maybe he will stick around. The list goes on and on, yet GH seems to think they need to send out a casting call for more and more people. Can you imagine at this point what main cast at fan club weekend will consist of? Hell at this point who is exactly main cast, considering the main cast is hardly ever seen anymore.

I hate to be all negative but where the heck is this soap going??

Doug
Doug

This soap is heading towards cancellation, sorry to say this. But that’s how I feel . GH sucks right now, and Days with the rape storyline. What can I say. Very turned off by Days. I will not watch Days, until it improves there storylines.

HeatherCaskey
HeatherCaskey

Yes, I agree, I couldn’t believe having a rape storyline on Days. It made me sick. I watch Days and GH.
I thought Michael Easton was going to be Dixon. They want to make Rebecca Herbst Abigail on Days, No! Everything is going nuts. I love all these actors but finish the story with Carlos and Anna, tie the loose ends.

As far as Rebecca Herbst leaving on GH, going to Days, make a brand new character for her.

If Michael Easton is coming back, make him a new character. Sorry but I hate looking at Chris Cositcheck and accepting him as Roman on Days.

I hope I made a point.

Shay
Shay

@Layla Kalich….Very well put! The last thing this show needs is another generic baddie….especially if Julian would simply abandon his full-time job of sexing up Alexis, then he might actually have something to contribute to the present-day GH mobwar! You are exactly right about needing Tristan Rogers back……pronto! Making him central to the plot along with Anna can maybe save the day for both Port Charles and this hideously overcrowded, underwhelming soap. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again….there is absolutely too much deadweight associated with today’s GH….most of us skip through entire episodes because the characters—mainly those insufferable newbies added over the past few years—being pushed to the forefront are uninspired, unwelcome and utterly boring. At this point, there are about three-quarters of the cast for whom I don’t give a fig….and that cannot sustain any program, let alone one that’s hobbling along as this one currently is. The notion that RH’s Liz may be the next to walk the plank on this already sinking ship is particularly disturbing….her departure would only serve to further alienate the many fans whose loyalty she has engendered through the years. Have the showrunners learned nothing with the Michael Easton fiasco? Quite frankly, were it not for his own upcoming return, I would probably be about ready to tune out for good. I’m hoping his character will revitalize the extreme ennui that has taken over Port Charles….if he is indeed the famously-mentioned Valentin Cassadine, then that would be a wonderful start. Finger crossed.

Harry 1
Harry 1

Love you, Shay.
And thank you for saying it so much better than I could.

Patrick
Patrick

@Layla Kalich

Rolling… LOL

YES… so be it… what she said… about all the men folk MIA

Ian Buchanan
Rob Derringer
Jeffrey Vincent Parise
Tristan Rogers

Wonderment and behold…. GH… Layla ‘ your go to

Shay… I just knew without reading your response.. that you were applauding this

You rightfully; add in Michael Easton

I’m still happy with seeing Carlos… just need more

PS: thanks for prodding…

“… The notion that RH’s Liz may be the next to walk the plank on this already sinking ship is particularly disturbing….her departure would only serve to further alienate ”

we need some good news for Rebecca Herbst

Timmm
Timmm

Generic baddies are usually brought in to prop up the baddies that are on contract! Also, generic baddies are used to help the PCPD actually make an arrest or kill someone! Robert Scorpio should be signed to a lifetime contract!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

ME should be Valentin…that works for me…i am terribly missing our beloved mutter Dr.O…im glad Monica is at the hospital but i need my Dr.O…its like being addicted to a drug that has been taken away and now i am suffering from horrible withdrawal symptoms…sweating profusely , sleepless nights, barely able to eat and nervousness…i cant take it much longer…lol

Shay
Shay

@Harry 1…..Thank you, my dear Harry. The feeling is absolutely mutual!

Shay
Shay

@jimh…. Yes, yes, yes, we need Dr. O. back stat…. and in spades! The mirth, the merriment of the maniacal mutter is most, most missed! It’s long past due for Kathleen Gati’s hysterically hilarious and haughty Liesl Obrecht to resurface and finally reveal Nathan’s paternity…..if his bloodline were to trend Cassadine with Michael Easton’s Valentin, that would make for a most excellent storyline!

Shay
Shay

@Timmm….I’m not looking for another generic baddie….what GH needs is ar marquee-named, specific baddie to surpass all others, and nobody would fill that bill better than Valentin Cassadine, as portrayed by Michael Easton!

Shay
Shay

@Patrick….Oh yes, dear Patrick, we need a reprieve for the lovely and luminous Liz, so she will stay in Port Charles for many years to come….along with a permanently relocated from “Wisconsin” Robert Scorpio! Throw into that comfy combo of old favorites Michael Easton’s Valentin(?) and let the alchemy begin!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Haydens father…i still think it will be Paul…its Mith Willams Tracys ex????…no too young…..just yet another baddie in a revolving door of baddies to come in and cause trouble then we move on to the next…been there, done that…yawn…past my beddy time…nite…nite…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

I think so, too, Jimmy. I have been saying it from the get go. But, I also said Kiki was Nina’s and Sabrina was Sonny’s daughter. I was wrong. But, you are usually on the money, as su0000 is.
Today, after Paul left Anna’s house, she picked up Susan’s picture to look at it; the scene automatically changed to Hayden……is that a sign? Oh, well. We shall see.
I am not sure Paul was telling Anna the truth. Are we to believe he’s been on the right side of the law all this time? Is he playing bad cop, good cop? Then, is Ava being set up? Is he really in Port Charles to rid it of all the baddies?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I kind of believe Paul might not be one of the bad guys but working undercover to get rid of the baddies…i could be wrong but thats what i think…i think he only slept with Ava to get info on her…maybe im wrong there but i still think im right about Paul being Hadens father.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@jimh.
I tend to agree with you, on all counts, Jimmy. I must admit I’m sort of stumped on this one. Paul seemed so sincere today. He is hard to read. He’s got that kind of face that scrambles my brain….is he? Or is he not?
Anna, also gave the impression she believed him. But, things may change in a New York. It is Port Charles, NY, afterall. Lol

Patrick
Patrick

Hi Ceec:

Nice read, on Paul… is he? or is he not?

it’s not so much that he’s walking a line on being good or bad… it’s just that he’s intriguing

OK stimuli loose

LOL.. I painted him a sophisticated henchman… there’s more though

I’m with Tracy

Shay
Shay

@CeeCeeGirl….It would be a refreshing development were Paul to be revealed as an actual good guy, although his behavior up until now has been so sleazy, that it may truly beggar belief to suggest we could forgive and forget his already sullied reputation were it to be revealed as a mere cover for infiltrating the underbelly of Port Charles and its criminal element. I’m particularly loathe to see him permanently attached to the likes of Hayden as her father….they have been trying every which way to concoct a palatable scenario to logically justify this guttersnipe’s ongoing existence and ingratiate her to the audience, hence I do so hope this is not the unimaginative plan devised to attempt just that. I really harbored high expectations for the character of Paul Hornsby when he first resurfaced in the form of Richard Burgi, and thus far, his oily dealings have left a huge feeling of disappointment for me. Having said that, he does generate a great deal of heat with Anna, and if Robert Scorpio is not fated to return to Port Charles for their ultimate reunion, then I could envision her in a realistic coupling with Paul should his honest nature be that of a white-hatted hero.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Patrick.
New York second….sentence not finished.
Dig your philosophy, Patrick.
So, you think Paul as a henchman? In that case, he must be working for someone above him in the mob hierarchy, if he is, indeed, a baddie. You don’t think he is the top cat? Hmmmmm. Food for thought, my friend.

Jen
Jen

Honestly, General Hospital has an already bloated cast. They shouldn’t be creating new characters when they should be focused on the veterans and the heart of the show. They should be focused on keeping veterans, in fact. I’m beyond tired of mob characters and how new ones are constantly introduced. It’s a joke at this point.

Samantha
Samantha

GH is slowly dying, enough with this mob crap. I want more romance and more Robert Scorpio. If this mob crap stays on, GH will be a goner cancelled in the grave yard.

su0000
su0000

hi Samantha..
during the past 6ish months, Jean and Shelly have not written mob anything to mention..
They have fully focused on couples/love in the afternoon..
They have given a great amount time writing their version of romance/couples, that was their goal..
To say you’re tired of the mob when there has been no mob anything, then you are stuck in the Guza era..
I would be so dang happy if during the past 5 months there had been one, just one mob story, there has not..
mob talk of nothing much or an incident, but no real mob stuff..
I want the high drama back..

Mister Media
Mister Media

I respectfully disagree. Everything having to do with Paul Hornsby is mob related. Everything having to do with Carlos is mob related. Ava’s story line is mob related. Julian’s story line is mob related. Ana’s story line is mob related. Morgan’s story is mob related. Johnny’s appearance was mob related. Sonny’s motivation for hiding his condition is mob related. The gun running story is mob related. I agree that there have been no “mob war” outbreaks of violence and that there has been a greater emphasis on couples, but the mob theme permeates the show. If there was a really well-written mob story instead of the same hackneyed tales it would be great, like the epic stories of years past which brought the mob to Port Charles. They are missing an opportunity right now in that they have mentioned that Brad comes from the Asian mob family and he is in a romantic relationship with Lucas from the Jerome mob family. Exploring this would tie the crime story to a romantic story and could be interesting. Still, GH has the best cast in daytime. Long live GH!

Harry 1
Harry 1

Right, Mister Media.
Moreover, Sonny has made it clear again and again that he cannot get out–he will always be a Kingpin.
The other day I almost blew a gasket when Michael spoke glowingly of how Sonny was pardoned for murdering his father in cold blood. Then he apologized again for doing the right thing by taking Avery away from him.
We wait for Sonny to get his comeuppance for so long–we wait for justice and then we finally get it only to have it snatched away. It was nice having Michael Quartermaine back for two minutes. I miss him.

Phil
Phil

The mob will not kill GH, the writing will. The mob had deep history on GH!

Harry 1
Harry 1

Phil, GH may have a mob history, however, since Sonny started dominating GH under Bob Guza, the mob has become centric, hence, mobcentric and worse yet, Sonnycentric. And it just keeps getting worse.
Mobsters used to play the good guys and gave the good guys someone to fight.
Now we have killers such as Sonny, Julian and Ava leading the good life while the bodies of their victims grow cold in their graves.
Yes, I know I cannot look to soaps as a moral compass, however, seeing some kind of justice and vindication realized in the name of the fictional victims might give viewers some kind of satisfaction.
And herein lies the problem with GH–that appetite for satisfaction through vindication is never realized.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Harry 1.
Dearest Harry,
I simply had to tell you what a satisfyingly, all-encompassing post you have composed. I only wish I could expound on Sonny’s delinquent brain, AND, the lack of satisfaction the viewer receive from the writers, the way you just did. It’s a great, calming feeling I get when we have a meeting of the minds, my friend. Especially with you!

Timmm
Timmm

Jason Thompson couldnt get to Genoa City fast enough!

Wil
Wil

The best couple on GH is Julian and Alexis right now. Also, I love my Sonny & Carly back together. Sonny is a veteran, as is Carly. Jason and Sam too; their chemistry is great. Brad’s Asian mob family would be a great addition. The mob is a GH staple, and has been for 30 years. GH practically invented action storylines on soaps. Long live GH organized crime!

Liam
Liam

Thank goodness TPTB are not seeing more value in Rebecca Herbst. Otherwise, how would the show be able to pay for all of these new and interesting characters??

It’s all ridiculous…

SW
SW

Preach!!

Timmm
Timmm

Liam, having Anthony Geary off the books could easily pay Rebecca’s salary. I think she is gone.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Liam, I, for one, get your sarcasm. How, indeed. Lol.

Harry 1
Harry 1

Good one, Liam. You almost had me going and then I just smiled and exhaled.

Patrick
Patrick

wel….. at least Ava is looking out for herself.. and has hinted to her brother Julian… and she mentioned to Scotty.. she’s being blackmailed… and is in a business deal she can’t get out of

… if this Dixon… is the 3rd mob man to hit it big in Port Charles

argh! to see Julian flitting to and fro… from Alexis to Crimson… and sitting with all his daughters… Sam to Kristina, to Molly to Ava to Avery to Olivia to Leo

he’s a changed man… and not all the better for it

Sonny is as regal as ever… willing his legs to fight for him… what a surprise

Dixon the man about town

kellwoohoo
kellwoohoo

Yeah, nothing against this guy but I am over the mob stuff. It is the same old, same old. And the show in general is losing my interest FAST. It is too focused on new characters and new families. I don’t care about the Hornsbys or the Jeromes. Add the West family to that as well. They could blow all three families up in a terrorist bomb story and I’d blink, well maybe flinch but that’s it. Not a tear shed though. And if the show is dumb enough to let Becky Herbst go, that’ll be the last straw for me. I only like Liz, Nik, Laura & Anna. That’s about it. Not enough to keep me watching if Liz is gone especially since Nik seems to be stuck in the same dumb story over and over again. Seriously, this show went from deathbed, to revived, to on fire, to flaming out, to nearly comatose. What a mess!

Justin
Justin

I completely agree. You summed it up nicely.

Jen
Jen

I agree. The show was going well, but suddenly the crime stuff is taking over again. I don’t care about the Hornsby’s or Jeromes or other new families. The show is called “General Hospital”, with an emphasis on Hospital. The previous core families like the Quartermaines, Cassadines, Hardy-Webbers should be focused on, not treated as side characters. The one new character I’m interested in is Griffin Munro, but that’s because he’s a doctor. I feel like when they start reverting to the crime stuff that they’re trying to be like a primetime show, but this is daytime and the focus should be different. Also, I can turn on Days or Y&R after not watching for a while and recognize most of the cast, which means veterans are being used regularly. GH is obliterating that tradition of long-standing families/characters. It’s sad.

kimberly
kimberly

i hope it’s as gritty as justified. maybe they’ll write an authentic criminal rather than underworld light. Two prime time actors should be able to create something out of nothing, hopefully.

Dan
Dan

I actually like that they’re bringing in a new villain. I love all the established long time GH villains, Helena, Jerry Jacks, Faison, and so forth, but they’re all kind of played out at this point. There’s only so many times you can go to that well. New character, new actor, hopefully some intriguing stories to play. Count me as interested.

I’m not one of the people that complains about the mob stories. Yeah, there was a time when GH was way too mob-centric. But they haven’t really done a story focusing on the mob in quite a while. It’s a part of the identity of the show. It has been for 30 years. I have absolutely no problem with it. If written well, they usually bring a lot of drama and action, and that’s what we want from our soaps.

Rose
Rose

I way prefer Raj in Big Bang Theory…to Raj the gunrunner in GH. Actually there’s no contest.

In fact the crime/mob stuff is getting to be too much on GH anyway, and has changed the spirit that many of us feel is GH. But gunrunning?…in a world and country having to deal with guns, or not, depending on you perspective.

But please not on my romance and adventure escape in the afternoon. Leave it to ABC’s Shondra-types for nightime.

And now a rape on DOOL. And I don’t want to hear about “the beginning of a beautiful friendship” for Laura and Luke. When you really look at it, it never ended happily ever after.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ditto.

Justin
Justin

Let me guess, he’ll come on and cause trouble for saintly father of the year Scummy (oops, Sonny), then Jason and Sonny will save the day because you know, they are the ‘Good Guys’. It’ll be exciting because it’s something this show has never done.

Timmm
Timmm

I thought Dixon may have been Michael Easton. I’m glad he is not. I want Michael to be Valentin Cassadine, a mix of good and evil. Anyway, Dixon, hey as long as the dude can act, welcome! Oh, hopefully Mr. Dixon will dump Ava into the harbor! Good riddance!

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s what I thought, as well, Timmm. And, as yourself, I’m glad Michael is not playing Dixon.
I want Michael to be the hero, defender of the innocent, destroyer of evil and protector of all that is good. Too much to hope for? LOL.

Timmm
Timmm

Thats a tall order you have there Cee. I was thinking good/evil because Michael was on the show as other types of characters and I was thinking it would be a change up for him. Bye the way, speaking of good/evil, looks like they are trying to smooth Paul’s corners a bit? I LOVED the scenes with him and Anna as he came clean.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Timmm.
Yes, ‘they ‘ are trying to enhance Paul’s ‘goodness’. I said as much. It is so typical, such standard fare for GH to do this…..For whatever reason, TPTB changed their minds mid-way, making Paul the good guy.
Needless to say, I hope, Anna stays out of his orbit, romantically. Inasmuch as I, also, enjoyed his painfully personal tete-a-tete with her, I do not really like Paul; that’s not to say I do not admire Richard….he is a creditable thespian.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….I agree we are most fortunate to be welcoming Michael Easton back to Port Charles—in any way, shape or form—but if he is indeed to be the most formidable of all Cassadines, the infamous Valentin, then he shall be undeniably evil….unless there is going to be yet another case of revisionist history perpetrated by the writers. Never say never…..

Shay
Shay

I’m with you, Timmm…..I would love to see Michael Easton as Valentin….but if that is to be the case, then unfortunately, that would probably preclude him from being heroic. Sorry about that, CeeCeeGirl!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, gee, Shaybelle. No worries. I do not know Valentin’s persona or personality; therefore, I cannot form an opinion. But, I do trust your judgment….I am just glad to have Michael in any shape. Later.

JANET
JANET

So he is a bad guy. Big surprise NOT ! Everyone on this show is a bad guy. Murderers calling other murderers evil. Killing characters in cold blood, This show has left us NO ONE to root for. Scummy wants to kill Avery’s mother, and uncle I read. sort of like he killed Michaels father. They are so evil, and Scummy is not ? Do TIIC really expect us to watch this poop. New guy , old guy. who cares. Someone needs to tell TIIC they have gone tooo far. I will read the blogs and see if I want to watch again.

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

Please have this dude be a part of a bigger nefarious plot by real bad guys, not mobsters. Why can’t they bring on a real villain or two who the entire cast has to join forces against? Why can’t the wsb be front and center? What are the powers that be so afraid of? A summer adventure better be on the horizon. The show is a snooze fest outside of the Tracy/ Hayden scenes.

su0000
su0000

I want the caertel, the crime lords to come into action..
but-
after witnessing hoe J&S wrote Anna as being as dumb as dirt, they can wtite hard drama..

Poor Anna.. use to be a brilliant involved with spies and the WSB, very intelligent, a herion, a very apt woman, in controll..
When she took the call from Mac… walked away without out offing the call/keeping it on her screen was stupid for an experienced woman she is… then she throws her game at Paul, telling him ”I know you killed Sloan etc, just giving it all up to him then the silliest thing she could ever say ”’so, are going to kill me now” to Paul..

J&S I put a curse on you BWA! that was more than terrible…
They are not the correct writers for GH, thay can not write on the edge intriguing drama, it’s not how they write… and That is what will kill GH ..

Harry 1
Harry 1

I do agree, Suoo. I hate that they are now writing Anna as being stupid and gullible.
Not my Anna!

Sara Skywalker
Sara Skywalker

As a long time viewer of GH I am finding it more and more difficult to watch the show. Sonny is not sympathetic. The mob stories have ruined General HOSPITAL!!! I fear it will be canceled soon. It is boring with many unlikable characters. Jason and Sam have ZERO chemistry. Sam is on way too much as is Sonny. Sonny and Carly reuniting was a huge mistake. Carly was so much better without him. They have no chemistry!! Numerous cast members we go weeks without seeing and storylines are dropped out of nowhere. It’s a hot mess.

Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)
Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

Another Canuck on the show! Hooray!

Shay
Shay

Oh, joy….another newbie.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

What is bugging me now is they will probably reveal Hayden as Paul’s daughter and yet Dr. Mutter never revealed who Nathan’s father is…a plotline totally forgotten like Laura’s letter from Luke…and if they don’t show Liesel soon i’m going to need to go into counseling…lol

Shay
Shay

@jimh…..I’m still hoping against hope that Hayden is actually a product of Paul’s loins….that idea simply doesn’t work for me. Besides, I have yet to hear a plausible reason for the name of the dude she ran into in Vegas, one Baxter Corbin….you know, like “Mike Corbin?” Coincidence? I should think not….of all surnames to select for this (un)important(?) character, why, oh why, would it be the same as Sonny’s bio-daddy???? Just seemed a strange notion if there were truly no link there….unless the lady writers are taking a page out of Ron C’s mind-twisting red herring clue-droppers that mostly never led anywhere! As if we need any further dead-end stories….I’m with you, jimh….still waiting for the contents of Luke’s letter to be revealed and discovering what man of mystery actually spawned Mutter’s boy, Nathan!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I did not pay attention to the man’s name…been a little ill so sometimes i miss things…i just hope she isnt related to Sonny-his Sister?…we need another Corinthos as much as i need another kidney stone…lol…i miss Britt.

Shay
Shay

Awww…so sorry to hear that, jimh! Do feel better soon. Yes, my first thought upon that particular name-drop was, oh no, not another gawd-awful connection to the already far too Sonny-centric world of Port Charles, but it does seem a curious choice, doesn’t it? As for Britt, I miss her, too. She and her “mutter” were the best remaining remnants of the Ron C regime, and substituting Hayden for the wildly wicked Dr. Westbourne in Nik’s bed and affections is but a pale imitation of the original’s chemistry with the Cassadine heir.

HeatherCaskey
HeatherCaskey

Did I miss something? I thought that Michael Easton, who left the show was going to be Dixon. Is Michael Easton not coming back to GH?

Debbie Hamilton
Debbie Hamilton

Well, here we go with another Mob guy. Like we need another… not! Then there’s Olivia her physic visions starting up again.Right on Juliun & Alexis Wedding.
I’m wondering if He gets killed, hope not. This is Friday so its going to be a big blow up to hold us till Monday.Michael Easton coming back. Hoorey but why kill him off to begin with.Thats a soap: Kill them off and bring them back. LOL

su0000
su0000

hi Debbie Hamilton..
you said ”Well, here we go with another Mob guy. Like we need another”
Gh has a cast of 37? and there are now;
Sonny
Paul
Raj rarely seen
and now pass-through Dixion..
4 out of 37… 4 is not even enough to qualify as a mob ……………. lol

HeatherCaskey
HeatherCaskey

I have to say this folks, but I think Gru on Despicable Me would be a better villain than all these new characters on GH. I loved that movie. Let’s bring some minions to Sonny, it would make the fans laugh! Just an off the wall idea folks.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

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The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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Chloe Lanier Making A Return To General Hospital

Look for naughty Nelle to be back on all-new episodes of GH, and that means fans will get to see more of Daytime Emmy-winner, Chloe Lanier!

According to Soap Opera Digest, Lanier will be back on-screen after leaving the show In August after two years with the daytime drama series.

When Chloe left the series, Nelle was carted off to prison for her deceptions and crimes, but according to her chat with SOD, she is back because she ‘has some unfinished business with some people.”  Lanier’s return stint starts next week.

So how will Nelle’s re-emergence impact Lucas and Brad who are raising Nelle and Michael’s son?  Will she seek more retribution on Carly?  Stay tuned.  After all, Nelle gave her baby to Brad in the now notorious baby switch, which we have since learned that baby “Wiley” has a heart condition that can be traced back to Michael’s side of the family,

Glad there will be more Nelle coming up on GH? Comment below!

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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