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Vanessa Marcil and Ingo Rademacher To Return For General Hospital's 50th!

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Brenda and Jax are coming back!  Word this afternoon exclusively from EW.com has Vanessa Marcil (Brenda) and Ingo Rademacher (Jax) making a return for General Hospital’s 50th anniversary!  Look for their return date to the ABC soap happen before the April 1 celebration.

There is some additional news that the infamous love triangle between Sonny/Jax/Brenda will be reunited! Meaning Maurice Benard (Sonny) will get mixed up in their return too!

Ingo will be getting a lot of play on ABC these days with the Aussie heartthrob about to debut on the sixteenth season of Dancing with the Stars in two weeks and then returning as Jax on GH!  Good cross-promotion, wouldn’t you say peeps?

So GHers, excited about Vanessa and Ingo’s return to GH?  Let us know!

 

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Aaron
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Aaron

Lets see how Frank & Ron portray the Brenda character this time around. Vanessa’s last return was a total disaster.

Lin
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Lin

I agree. It was awful, a big waste.

Michael
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Michael

I’m sure that Ron Carlivati will do justice to Brenda because anything could be better than that awful storyline with the Balkan.

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree, and Michael is right, Ron Carlvati will do justice for Brenda, The last time she showed up in Port Charles it was awful.

Jamie
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Jamie

100% agree! She’s my all time favorite and last time the writers made me cringe when she was on screen being all weak, whiney and clingy…Something I would have never imagined I could feel towards her! I have total faith in the new writing crew though that they will do her justice since they seem to be kicking ass right now and Brenda will kick ass too just like she did back in the day!!! I wish this return was permanent for both of them!

Aaron
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Aaron

Let’s hope we don’t see any more of those ridiculously long armed sweaters she wore last time or that obnoxious fake laugh!

Jamie
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Jamie

Haha…well those sweaters are kind of in style…Anna wears them too, but I’m with you on that OBNOXIOUS, annoying and fake laugh. It was so bizarre!

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

You are right about those long sleeved sweaters, Whats that all about? I also agree with you about the laugh, maybe she was laughing at the stupid script she was given, Because her Time at GH was a waste of time.

jim
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jim

Sonny is already in a love triangle with Kate and Connie. lol

Christine
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Christine

I know, right, jim? 🙂

Lin
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Lin

Connie is gone.

jim
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jim

Connie isnt gone. shes just hiding 4 now.

Jamie
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Jamie

I kinda miss Connie…she was funny and entertaining! I always liked Tess on OLTL…Jess’s alter ego. She was hilarious!

Tee
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Tee

Only if they do it right. Not the whinny teenage Brenda who use to run after Jagger but the Brenda who got shot at in the shower and in a heart wrenching scene begged Sonny not to go and to forgive her. We want the grown-up Brenda and Sonny who know how to make decisions without destroying everyone around them. We want the Jax who we first saw when Louise first met him in his penthouse. Not the jerk who faked his death and tried to steal his daughter. That was never the real Jax. If the new team can… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

Agree completely! That horrible Jax is moustashe Jax… hopefully we get the Jax we know and love!

Jamie
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Jamie

Aw, 1995 was a great year of storytelling on GH….Loved it!

jon
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jon

Jeez, be grateful she’s back at all!

Aria
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Aria

OMG it’s on ,GH will be rockin!

ricardo
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ricardo

vanessa marcil very happy she is coming back to general hospital. give her a good storyline and sign her to a contract. when she came back 3 years ago it was a huge disaster. dumb writing and bad storylines. ingo welcome back to general hospital and good luck with dancing with the stars. vanessa marcil welcome back to general hospital.

The_HugoBoss
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The_HugoBoss

I adore Vanessa and Ingo. I hated that her last appearance was…..well, not the best storytelling. lol. In no fault to her own. But I think with Ron at the lead, he can make this a def story worth watching! And Ingo can do No wrong in my Eyes. I’m excited.

Beti
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Beti

Noo to Brenda

MK
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MK

As soon as I heard that Ingo was DWTS, i knew he would be there for the 50th, Jax most likely fund the ball like he used to.

Vanessa was a shock. I thoght she was gone for good as her resent disastrous return.

Jamie
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Jamie

Good call! Jax can fund the ball!!!

heidi
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heidi

Great to have them back!!! I wish Jax and Carly could get together! Would love to see Brenda and Sonny back together too with a better storyline this time!

Ces
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Ces

me too! Well, except I love Roger Howarth but looks like he has to do his time on OLTL so good time for Jax to return again.

Lin
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Lin

I’m so over Brenda and Sonny together. No way. I’m sure Brenda will only be back for a short time, so don’t ruin any current story lines for her.
Maybe she’s coming back to be a big act for the nurses ball.

Phil
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Phil

NO!!!! I like Carly and Todd together! Roger is only going to OLTL for four weeks and will be back at GH right after! Todd is one of my favorite characters on GH right now!

Lin
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Lin

I believe Roger will be back and forth. PP owns the Todd character. They can not have Todd on air on GH during a period he is on air for OLTL. So they have to coordinate that. PP may let him visit but they own the character and will not just let him be on GH all the time. That said, I like the writing for Todd much better on GH than OLTL. Roger Howarth has never looked better. He must have been working out at the gym a lot and eating well. If he’s reading it, keep up whatever… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

No! Roger is going to OLTL to get it started. OLTL does not even have Todd in its cast list. It also doesn’t list John or Star for that matter! PP is allowing Todd to remain a regular on GH!

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
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JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

RC……

Is good that you got Ingar he’s a lovely!!

But Vanessa is hog with her storylines! !!!!

Please don’t let her HOG the showxup!!

ps…….please put together John and Sam together and their children
with them also
And maybe through Jax in the mix with John and Sam!!!

Remember she was with Jax back in 2003

Welcome back IR!!!!!!

Vanessa Marcil could have stayed where she was at….or maybe she be saddle

With Sonny Corthios!!

RC is doing a wonderful job with the RETURNS!!!

Christine
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Christine

I started watching GH when Brenda and Sonny were flirting and it was very sexy. They were amazing together.

This last visit by Vanessa Marcil was horribly written. I came back for it, but ended up leaving when they threw poor Dante into it. What a mess.

I just hope they do the characters justice and really give the actors a reason to come back on our screens.

Phil
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Phil

I may be in the minority here, but I really don’t care if Vanessa Marcil returns. I never watched GH when she was on before, but I saw her on 90210 and was not a fan of her acting. I also really like Sonny with Kate. I know that is going to get a YUCK but I want people to know that there are some Sonny and Kate fans out there!

Lin
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Lin

I agree. I was never a big Brenda fan, but when it’s written well, at least it’s enjoyable. The last time it was dumber than dumb, made no sense whatsoever. I do not want it to break up Sonny and Kate. When they had her with Dante at one time that was interesting for a while.

Kevin
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Kevin

Personally, after getting to “know” Connie for so long, I kind of prefer her to Kate. The way she & Sonny were warming up to each other was a nice development. Watching Kate now seems so bland without the spark and comedy that the actress brought to the role of Connie.

Torrey
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Torrey

Kinda sick of her coming and going all the time. It’s just a personal opinion of mine, but I don’t like it when fan favorites come and go a million times over….Go away and stay away, or come back for good. To me, nothing makes me madder than to hear someone’s coming back, but then they’re only there for like a month. Why bother?

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

best news in a decade!!! vanessa returning WITH a good writing team. i hope she’s a core, central character with juicy, history-laden storyline.

Lulu
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Lulu

WOO HOO! Jax is back! Now, if we find out that Jax and Brenda have been off screen raising their son, I’ll be happy!

Priscilla
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Priscilla

Now thats whar im talkin about!

Jules
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Jules

Am I supposed to be excited that the whiniest, most overrated, over exposed and self-absorbed character ever to hit GH is returning once again to spray her magical fairy dust all over everybody? If this is the news that’s supposed to bring me back to GH, no thanks, I’ll pass.

Glad Ingo will reprise his role again.

Now where is the news of Kimberly McCullough’s return for the 50th? That’s the one I care about, and only if there’s FINALLY movement (“storylines moving at a quicker pace” my ass!) on locating her and reuniting with Patrick and Emma.

Dan
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Dan

It’s hard to have movement on that storyline when Kimberly McCullough isn’t available. You kinda need her around to move the storyline, don’t you? That’s why this particular storyline has moved at a slower pace. They’ve worked around her schedule when she’s available, but I don’t think there’s any point in having Robin located and reuniting her with Patrick and Emma until if and when she’s able to commit more time to the show. That’s the way I look at it. Why do all of that if they’re only going to have to write Robin out again, because Kimberly isn’t… Read more »

jim
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jim

That would more have to be up to K.M. than the writers for her to return full time to the show because the actress chose to leave to do other things and agreed herself to appear occasionally. It wouldnt make sense to have Robin reunite with Patrick and Emma unless the actress agrees to return full time otherwise if shes there with her family on occasion she’ll look like a deadbeat mom who didnt care about her family. The writers mistake was showing Robin alive at all knowing the actress agreed to show up only on occasion and shouldve waited… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

Thanks both for your reply. I am aware of Kimberly’s work situation and understand the writers are in a bind. I know she has projects and dreams she wants to pursue. But as a fan, in my heart, I can’t help it. I want Robin reunited with Patrick already. In terms of what they can do in the meantime while KMc is unavailable, why not try keeping the storyline moving in other ways? Patrick getting a mysterious letter? Robert on the hunt for his daughter? Hell, a premonition from Olivia (she’s been having those, hasn’t she?)? My wish, which has… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

Jules, I have to agree with you about the whiniest, Overrated, Over exposed, Self centered Character coming back to GH, Brenda was never a favorite of mine either and Sonny and Brenda, Boring.

Tristan
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Tristan

They are both boring. But I do respect the fact that they are coming back to celebrate GH’s 50th anniversary. This anniversary celebration promises to be just amazing!

Eric
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Eric

I am excited! Have always loved the character of Brenda! Happy she’s back for the 50th…it seems appropriate especially since she was absent from both Robin & Edward’s funerals.

Lucy
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Lucy

I fell in love with GH back during the Sonny – Brenda- Jax love triangle and am thrilled to hear that Ingo and Vanessa will be back to resurrect it in some fashion. Brenda is always a blast to watch and I’m excited to see her back. Good job GH.

janet
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janet

If I have to watch Brenda with Scummy round 10003,I will barf, DVR the show so I can FF them, enough already. I am still angry at Jax for when he left Sky’s and his wedding bed to run back to Brenda. I guess he got his being put with Carley destroyed his character, what a wuss. All roads lead to Carley and when they do,DVR and FF. Right now I watch live, commercials and all but that can and will change. I am looking forward to the nurses ball , and all I can say is thank goodness neither… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I hope this visit she gets a better story then she did the Last time she showed up In Port Charles, She was boring, (The old writers fault) I am sure that this time around it will be worth it for her to come back.

Cartini
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Cartini

How about bring back Skye for Jax and Brenda can leave town with Jagger!!? ( i hear Antonio Sabato jr wants to return to GH)

Traci
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Traci

Great news! Hopefully they’ll both have good storylines this time. Would love to see Rena Sofer as Lois, and Ned loved the interaction between Lois, Sonny & Brenda in the old days and Lois could be a bridge to include Olivia and Connie/Kate since they were all from the “old neighborhood” I liked Jax’s most recent return with the new writers, hope he has more to do this time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Hopefully Brenda isn’t whiny and selfish. I hope to see Brenda VS. Kate, and maybe even temporarily Connie during her return. Hopefully she’ll stick around this time, too.

Happy for Jax’s return. Reunite him and Carly immediately!

Johnny
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Johnny

4 those who don’t care 4 Brenda because of her last return
& never saw the character 4 who she is, find it on YouTube.

Brenda is sorta a BIG thing & NO RECAST has EVER
been done because of fans adorations as VM as the only
Actress who can bring Brenda to life (writing is NOT her fault)

Dani
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Dani

I don’t think Brenda’s last return in 2o1o was all that bad. Brenda returned in 2oo3 after her death was revealed to be faked and she was alive. That scene of her and Sonny at the church when he was being shot is prob. hands down one of the best scenes in Daytime history. But Brenda left on a sad note after Jax left her at the church. When she came back in 2o1o my only issue as a die hard Brenda fan was the way her story ended with the aftermath after she married Sonny, and left yet again… Read more »

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