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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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CeeCee

Rhyme or reason..lol

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Mister Media
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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su0000

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

Ally
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Ally

Lol too funny.

Layla Kalich
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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… Read more »

Doug
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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
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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… Read more »

Shay
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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… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

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

Patrick
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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
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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)
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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
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Shay

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

Shay
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Harry 1
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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
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Phil

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

Harry 1
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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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
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Timmm

Jason Thompson couldnt get to Genoa City fast enough!

Wil
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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
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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
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SW

Preach!!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

CeeCee
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CeeCee

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

Harry 1
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Harry 1

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

Patrick
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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… Read more »

kellwoohoo
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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… Read more »

Justin
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Justin

I completely agree. You summed it up nicely.

Jen
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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… Read more »

kimberly
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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
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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… Read more »

Rose
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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… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Ditto.

Justin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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… Read more »

Allen saint james
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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
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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… Read more »

Harry 1
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Harry 1

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

Sara Skywalker
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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)
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Patricia Nolan-Hall (Caftan Woman)

Another Canuck on the show! Hooray!

Shay
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Shay

Oh, joy….another newbie.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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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
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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… Read more »

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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