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Tyler Christopher Clarifies While Not Official Yet, He Thinks His GH Return Will Be September!

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This afternoon at the GHFCW weekend event with Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and Rebecca Budig (Hayden), the reigning Daytime Emmy-winning actor for Outstanding Lead Actor informed the crowd that he will be returning to General Hospital.

While other soap opera outlets including On-Air On-Soaps first received reports coming out of the event that Tyler would return in September, the actor sent out a follow up tweet to clarify what he said during the fan event and to make sure the media and his passionate fans were all on the same page with him. Tyler related via a tweet:  “Slow down every1 I said I THINK Sept. will b my return 2 #GH. Nothing official yet. Thanks for all the love 2day though.”

The popular star left GH back in June citing “personal reasons”, and was temporily replaced by Nick Stabile since Nikolas’ storyline was front burner. Stabile held down the fort, and then in a recent episodes Nikolas was shot, crashed through a glass window and fell off a balcony on Cassadine Island, thanks to Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart).  That signaled the end of Stabile’s run as the dark prince.
So, happy about the news of an imminent return by Tyler Christopher?  Glad he clarified the situation for all? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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DropOut

Missed Tyler so much! I hope he comes back asap.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Would like to have had more clarification as to just why he left/was absent. If it’s “contract troubles,” why not just say so? If the “personal reason” is illness (his or a family member) why not just say so. This nebulous reason just leave us wondering, speculating, etc.

clh
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clh

Why is it anybody’s business? Just because they have a job as an actor doesn’t mean they have no right to privacy.

Rita
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Rita

I know from looking at his Facebook account page that his mother died a few months ago. That could certainly qualify for wanting/needing time off.

Drake
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Drake

I certainly wouldn’t feel compelled to tell a stranger the intimate details of my life. It’s not our business. His job is to entertain as he’s done wonderfully for many years. Beyond that, no explanation is needed.

curacaoman
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curacaoman

I am afraid of the kind of story that will explain his long absence. I do not trust the current regime. They have the Reverse Midas Touch, everything they touch turns to kaka!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

That’s what I was thinking-not that I don’t believe the actor is entitled to his privacy (as intimated by Clh’s rely to my post). I just think it is ominous when TBTB are less than transparent about THEIR comments. Why the secrecy? I’m with you–long story short–“I do not trust the curent regime.”

su0000
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su0000

yeah know..
I like Nick Stabile as Nikolas, I really do..
I will miss him..
However;
I am happy Tyler is returning, it’s rightful…
A bit of bitter sweet …

((I really really like the Maxie substitute, too .. much better, actually)

conniemac
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conniemac

Su, I actually agree with you!! Who knew!! Well, at least 95 % anyway. I thought Nick did a great job; however, nobody can replace Tyler Christopher. And as for Molly Burnett, I absolutely love her in this role. If Kirsten Storms had never played it, I would say Molly owns it. But in my heart, there can only be one Maxie Jones and nobody does it better than Kirsten Storms.

I am glad they were able to come up with two great replacements. Makes the absence a lot easier to tolerate.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I like her too…but she’s so different in demeanor that it’s like watching a different character. She actually looks very good with Nathan and Griffin. But I like Kirsten so much….problem is some understudies take so long to get used to or we never do…but Nick and Molly caught on quickly. They should find a place for them all!

Patrick
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Patrick

“if” any – one – should be eating crow… and foot come forward in my defense… ie: Molly Burnett she has been on “DAYS” three times her original debut… which… I did not mind at all… she came she rang she did she made two returns after her original debut I could not stand her last two returns in my defense… I’m certain all three times.. she’s been @DAYS… have been with THREE differing writing “teams” so their you have it I am stunned by her rebirth … @GH if GH wanted to take “Maxie” in a whole nother arena…… Read more »

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

It’s about time!!!

Lauren
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Lauren

Ecstatic! The sooner the better!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I would rather Nick Stabile assume the role of Nikolas Cassadine, permanently. He suited the role much more and has a better chemistry as the character than Tyler has.

clh
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clh

Totally disagree. Tyler is Nikolas and always will be. Yes Nick has great chemistry with Ava but she doesn’t belong in this story at all it would make zero sense that her and Nikolas would pair up for any reason.

He never seemed like Nikolas to me at all and just seemed like a new character in a story with Ava. If they brought him on as an interest for Ava that would be great, but he’s not Nikolas and definitely not a Cassadine

vinee
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vinee

Nick should be added to the canus,as he is a better actor than some regulars.

vinee
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vinee

I should lear to spell canvas.

Dan
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Dan

I couldn’t disagree more. Nick Stabile did an admirable job, but I never bought him in the role. It never clicked for me. It was too forced. Maybe they’ll find another role for him on the show. Tyler is the best and only Nikolas Cassadine, and has owned the character for almost 20 years. He and Maura West had undeniable chemistry in the few scenes they shared together, before he left the show, so I look forward to them hopefully picking up with that.

Patrick
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Patrick

this “forced” relationship with Hayden is a bust

it had all the steam required.. “when” they first met… pent up desires

the writers did way too much “war of the roses” over money

bye bye Hayden… the romance has dulled

it’s now Nicholas and Ava turn

it would be a magnanimous decision to let the characters of Ava and Nicholas be.

and, YES, the bigger reason is it gets Maura West OUT of anything Carly and Sonny.

imagine how high brow and elevated these two would reign supreme

Nicholas / Ava / Spencer / Kiki / Avery

IT

Shay
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Shay

Agreed, Scott! Tyler well-served the role of Prince Nicky for many years, but over the last 12 months or so, I just wasn’t feeling him as the formerly good Cassadine gone bad. Nick Stabile captured that essence far better, and given he successfully settled into the character fairly quickly, it wouldn’t have gone amiss to keep him.

Celia
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Celia

Say it again, Shaybelle. I know everyone will resent me for saying it, but Nick Stabile conquered that ” princely”, unassuming demeanor and hauteur so intrinsically aristocratic like sweet, sweet creme on a crepe. Was he born to the role?
Nick Stabile has a refined aura about him. I am not into barrel-chested, oafish men…..I will definitely miss that quiet charm of his.

Shay
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Shay

I hear you, CeeCeeGirl!!! I like that sort of silent mystique/cool aloofness in my aristos, too!!! Don’t get me wrong, even though TC was never personally my “cup of tea”—-Shades of Helena there…..no pun intended!—he portrayed his character in an oh-so-polite/good prince manner through the years, and I appreciated his efforts. But once he surrendered to the darkness in his bloodline and began behaving like a real Cassadine, I just didn’t find his Nik either palatable or believable….he suddenly became an inelegant slob! Not so with Stabile…..he nailed that insouciant royal aura with skilled subtlety and an innate sense of… Read more »

robbie
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robbie

Completely agree! Nick nailed it

Edythe Edwards
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Edythe Edwards

Really miss Tyler on GH. I was hoping he would soon be found wandering around the island or hidden on the plane that Jason incredibly could fly. Come back soon Tyler.

Soapnexis
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Soapnexis

Happy he should be back . Falling out of a window so high up twice on 2 different continents will be a mighty hard act to pull off!

davllestev1
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davllestev1

This time with a BULLET… so Valentin must have him healing in one of their deep freeze cryo chambers. .otherwise he’s stiff as a board in some very thick hedges. .or they’ll find an outline of his body and a deep hole in the earth like loony toons ..I swear they should put a diving board over a cliff for characters to practice how to survive a fall from great heights. ..I bet there’s a hidden one on Cassidine island. ..YEESH!!!

john
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john

Still have to wait another month.

Patrick
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Patrick

it reads to me… he starts shooting on the set , in September

so ??? would his scenes show up… on our telees ? mid October, 2016

Charday
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Charday

Can’t wait to see him back on GH. Wonder if they’re give him a new outfit to wear? He always wears those grey pants and dark purple shirt.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL

what about Sonny “Saturday night fever” suits

Becky
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Becky

Glad to know when you’re returning Tyler…. I love you and dislike you at times, but no one can play Nicholas like Tyler Christopher… I just wish that you would leave Jasam alone so they can get on with their lives, I’m sure there are other problems are ahead for them, because that’s how soaps work, so on that note Welcome Home where you belong.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Let’s just hope that Nikolas being back on canvas will mean that idiot Jordan can drop her weekly arrest warrant on Jason. ..or maybe not since did leave her “jurisdiction”. Ha! Her jurisdiction shouldn’t go any further than the local nail salon. Now I guess it’ll be Franco’s turn for every OTHER crime in town. I don’t see the Tyler/Maura chemistry myself yet, but I’m willing to give it a bit more time.

Timmm
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Timmm

Jordan couldn’t be a mall cop!

Shay
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Shay

Oh, Timmm, that was a good one!

Linda
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Linda

Both are good actors but I am used to Tyler and hope he returns asap.

Dan
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Dan

Great news, love Tyler! Hope he signed a new contract or whatever the hold up was, and we’ll be seeing him on GH for years to come. He’s the only Nikolas Cassadine, anyone else is just trying to fill his shoes.

j9
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j9

Doggone it! I really liked Nick S. when he was on our screens! I would love for them to find a role for this guy with so much to offer!

Timmm
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Timmm

Trim the fat and bring Stabile back as AJ Q.!

Sissy
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Sissy

I’m very excited for Tyer’s return! NS did a great job filling in and I agree he would be awesome as AJ!

Gin
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Gin

Really missed Tyler as Nik. Couldn’t get into the Cassadine story without Tyler in the role.

Beverly
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Beverly

When I saw Tyler in April @ the Atlanta Soap Opera fantasy weekend,He stated that nobody would be leaving GH. I guess this really was not planned. I am glad u are returning. You are Nikolas. I thank Nick for holding down the fiort. Hope too se u soon

Harry
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Harry

The actor who replaced him is owed a debt of gratitude–he was so good at keeping the story going while fleshing out this character as his own. He was really good ,and I think we should all applaud him loudly. That said, yes, of course Tyler is greatly missed. I am happy to know that he may not return to the screen until September comes (as Green Day sings, “Wake me up when September comes”). Because every time there is crack in the background and the characters wonder who it is, I will know that it’s always going to be… Read more »

Omar
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Omar

Agree all around Harry in everything you posted, especially how BORRRINGGG Jason and Sam are.

Sam was always one of my favorite female character but ever since she was paired with Jason, it has just been snoozefest galore..There is no acting chemistry between the two actors..When Billy’s Jason was with Rebecca’s Elizabeth, chemistry was oozing even with a dull storyline

Sam needs a Jasonless storyline and maybe Jason and Elizabeth can be pair up with a reborn psycho Franco as a love triangle.

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

I never get the actor is “owed a debt of gratitude” thing. He or she isn’t doing anyone a favor…they’re thrilled that they’re getting paid to do a craft the love! They’re actors…and I bet when they get the call they’re thrilled. With that said, Nick Stabile is quite the looker/charmer and I enjoyed his more playful Nicolas…though that’s not who Nicloas is at the present time. That’s another thing that’s strange to me.nehen an actor takes on a role…he or she is taking on a character…a fictional person whom the writer has created. So, unless the writer wants to… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

when, not nehen…Jason, not Jadon…

Timmm
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Timmm

Tyler will be back in the FAll. That exotic sweetie who assisted Kevin with antibiotic s will nurse Nick back to health and be his new love!

Elhu
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Elhu

So glad Tyler will be returning, and fairly soon. He was sorely missed!

LINDA ZELENSKY
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LINDA ZELENSKY

Tyler Christopher also known as Nicholas you must come back to GH you are the reason I watch GH. You are awesome one of my favorite actors on all my Soaps . Spencer and Laura needs you back as well.

Kitty
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Kitty

I told you all he was coming back and you told me I was wrong! I guess you believe me Now!

Satan
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Satan

Check the dates, Kitty. This article is from 2016.

Though everything in the recent GH storyline certainly suggests a Nikolas comeback, there has been no official confirmation from TC or anybody else…. YET.

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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Watch the entire conversation with Kin below.

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

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