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Wally Kurth Returning To GH As Ned, While Also Staying Recurring at DAYS!

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Tracy (Jane Elliot) is having a health crisis and so it would seem a perfect time for her son Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth) to come back into the picture to help take care of his mom, and to help figure out exactly what is going on with ELQ, Hayden (Rebecca Budig), and who may be trying to hurt Tracy!

Enter, Wally Kurth! The fan favorite who was recently taken off contract by DAYS, but remains recurring with the NBC soap opera as Justin Kiriakis, can now also be recurring with General Hospital, and so that allows Wally to venture back to GH from time to time.

Kurth told Soap Opera Digest of his impending return to Port Charles which begins on March 28th; “I am ecstatic to return to Port Charles… I’ve really missed being there and look forward to seeing all my friends.”

So glad to hear Ned is coming back to GH? Do you think he will help Tracy, and figure out what is happening to her, and why?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Jeremy
Jeremy

Sounds good to me, though I would have preferred DAYS to have kept Wally on contract, to really explore the Justin & Adrienne situation, with Eve (Kassie DePaiva), but that ship has unfortunately sailed. Hopefully, adding Ned back into the Quarermaine mix will help, and a reunion with Olivia, will hopefully be in the works, I want to see more movie and popcorn nights with Ned & Liv.

Dan
Dan

Great news, always good to see Wally back home on GH where he belongs. There’s plenty for Ned to get involved in, with whatever is going on with Tracy and the whole ELQ story. Not to mention the budding romance with Olivia that was just starting to gain a little steam on his last visit. I thought they had the makings of a good couple. This is the best of both worlds for him. He gets to appear on both shows, and the fans of GH and DOOL are the ones that benefit the most.

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

Good news…i watch both shows…perhaps Ned will learn Rachel is his half sister…thought Paul was her daddy but i guess Aston will be the lucky(sarcasm) pappa instead.

clhj
clhj

They should KEEP him and have him get back and run ELQ!

mollie
mollie

Yes! I’ve always enjoyed WK on GH. With Ned helming ELQ, a business story-line can be front burner and would make sense. Some intrigue, some romance, some competition, some dirty-dealing, some humor…lots of Quartermaine’s. Much more interesting than stupid arms dealing. Ugh.

Love Wally 🙂

Rose
Rose

Yea!!! If recurring is all we can get in the brave new world of soaps I’ll take it. It’s also given us Scorpio, and maybe Jax in the future. And who knows maybe Lois to rein in Brooklyn, her daughter with Ned, when Quinn needs a place to run and hide from B&B. I still wish they would do more fun, non-hospital stories with some other favs…Monica, Felicia, Mac, Frisco, Lucy…

su0000
su0000

Good! Wally/Ned will be back!
I’m sure he will put some omph into the ELQ takeover !

I’m enjoying Tracy..
my take;
Tracy got brain parasites in Mexico..
Some type of parasites in her .
(it is not rare, it happens and would mess her up like she is)

Melissa
Melissa

Oh yay! Was totally hoping this would happen once the Tracey health scare started.

Phil
Phil

Love DAYs, but their loss could be GH’s gain…sign him to contrace GH!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I do have to agree with you, Phil—while I do like him as Justin on DAYS, I do prefer him as Ned on GH and his scenes with Jane Elliot as Tracy are always outstanding. Maybe GH will get the hint and sign him.

Phil
Phil

Oh, I NEVER said that I liked him better as Ned, in fact I don’t! I prefer him as Justin. DAYS just screwed up by ditching him and Judi Evans and then firing Kassie DePaiva…. I was suggesting GH cash in on DAYS stupidity!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Best news I’ve heard all day!
Come home, Ned–and figure out if your father poisoned your mother Tracy (yeah!).

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

I agree Nancy! Can’t wait!

NELLIE
NELLIE

So happy that Wally can make a return to GH.

knitter 1
knitter 1

Yay! Great news!! Can’t wait!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Excellent news! I absolutely adore Wally Kurth! And Ned!

Charday
Charday

Awesome! More Quartermaines; less Corinthos!

Timmm
Timmm

I like both families BUT would hope that Morgan room with Heather!

Rodd
Rodd

Glad to have him back on board!

Sarah
Sarah

Really happy about this news!!! Ned will be needed for whatever is wrong w Tracy, he can help w ELQ n maybe try again w Olivia!!!

Donna M
Donna M

is this permanent? I keep thinking of how they did Robert. He kind of just disppeared. love ned so I hope so, but have to admit. never could stand olivia.
but then again there aren’t many on GH now that I care for ..was the 80’s 90’s fan and to me, Sonny and Alexis who also I don’t care for are new. like to see more of laura, thought she was supposed to have s real Story, not just a filler role.
Big Frisco fan, would love him back even part time. Maybe he and laura could hook up.
sorry don’t care if ever see Mac, he is so one diminesinal, predictable and boring. He could have been good in beginning but they turned him into such a full of himself, I am so great saint. think it woul d have been fun if he did something wrong once it a while.

Kevin O.
Kevin O.

I love the Ned character. He really is the “glue” that pulls a lot of storylines together.

DW
DW

I felt so bad for Wally when DOOL took him off contract; felt like it was such a slap in his face. However, as soon as I heard the news, I began hoping it would mean he could and would come back to GH. This is such great news for all his fans and for the show. Welcome home, Wally!

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

I thought I clicked reply, DW, but I must not have. Please read my comment meant for you.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

If you felt like DAYS slapped Wally in the face, DW, does that mean GH continues to slap Wally in the face? GH doesn’t have Wally on contract either. He’s free to go back and forth until he’s offered something better.

Some people may argue that his contract with DAYS caused him to lose work where he would have been used more at GH, but there was no guarantee. Plus, little work at DAYS under contract meant he was still being payed for a certain amount of episodes even if he didn’t appear.

GH has their chance to sign him or they risk losing him to DAYS again. If he’s an actor who appreciates his craft more than money, then it may be best to work without a contract, which could allow him more work between the two soaps and even elsewhere.

DW
DW

I was happy for Wally when he was offered a contract at DOOL. I wished GH would have done it first, but he deserved to have a contract somewhere and DOOL got there first. I felt it was a slap in the face to offer him a contract, giving the impression he would be working steadily for a long period of time (granted, no one knows what the length of the contract was) and then just a few months later, he was dropped to recurring again. Selfishly, I am happy as a fan of GH that he’ll be able to come back & play Ned. And, again, he can do both as long as he’s not offered another contract at one of the shows. I’m happy for him either way. I just didn’t feel DOOL treated him very well. My opinion, I could be wrong. They all know how the game is played, and I’m sure he’s fine.

Timmm
Timmm

EP Frank at GH has a lot to do with who comes and who goes but he listens to his HW to and Ron didnt care for the vets. The lady writers do and they will sink their teeth into the character of Ned and the viewers will be the ones who reap the benefits!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

Love Wally as Ned. Glad he’s back in Port Charles.

Alan
Alan

Would be more excited with different writers. Wally is an asset to this show but since his character has no mob ties I doubt he will get much in the way of story.

Timmm
Timmm

AMEN! Wally is one of my all time favorite GH characters and he is a Q! What I like most is he is back on GH now and he should be. Too many times we’ve seen characters deal with major issues and GH wont or cannot bring someone back. We’ve seen this a lot in the past with Laura when Luke needed her or her kids needed their mom. Tracy is ill, Ned should be by her side and he will be! Whomever is responsible for this, god bless you! I cannot wait for Ned and Hayden to nip at each others ankles over EVERYTHING!

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