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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
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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
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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)
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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
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clhj

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

mollie
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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
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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
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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
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Melissa

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

Phil
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Phil

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

James R. Poissant
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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
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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
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nancy dillingham

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

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I agree Nancy! Can’t wait!

NELLIE
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NELLIE

So happy that Wally can make a return to GH.

knitter 1
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knitter 1

Yay! Great news!! Can’t wait!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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

Charday
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Charday

Awesome! More Quartermaines; less Corinthos!

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Rodd
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Rodd

Glad to have him back on board!

Sarah
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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
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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… Read more »

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

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

DW
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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
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4ever DAYS

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

4ever DAYS
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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… Read more »

DW
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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… Read more »

Timmm
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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
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MBmomof3

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

Alan
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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
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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… Read more »

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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