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What did you think of the return of GH's Robert Scorpio?

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On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital the drama continued in the wake of Robin’s death as Anna, played by beautifully by Finola Hughes tells a returning Robert, (Tristan Rogers) why she summoned him back to Port Charles.

When Anna tries to tell Robert that his daughter had perished in the hospital laboratory fire, at first he is in denial insisting he needs to see the burned and charred body, even though Anna warned against it.   But Robert heads to the hospital morgue anyway, and that is where we last saw him before today’s episode.

It has been quite awhile since daytime fans got to see a treat of having both Tristan and Finola together on-screen and playing such high emotional stakes scenes, but that is just the tip of the iceberg!  Look for Robert to cross paths with Luke (Anthony Geary).  And as we know, con artist Holly (Emma Samms) revealed that Ethan (Nathan Parsons) is really Robert’s son after all, (as we all originally thought), but is that true or another con?  Or just to get Helena and her blade away from them?  We shall soon find out!

What do you think of Tristan’s return?  How would you like to see Robert deal with Robin’s death, and the fallout from the Luke/Holly/Ethan story?  Let us know!

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kay killgore
kay killgore

I loved his return Tristan was one of the reasons I watched GH. Wouldn’t it be funny if Ethan was neither one of them’s!

Sassy
Sassy

No, I want Ethan to be Robert’s as he should have been.

Brian
Brian

GH is getting good again, and love the blending of some of the OLTL cast.

Sassy
Sassy

I like the OLTL cast coming aboard because I thought we’d get our favorites back for the long haul, and they’d mix it up, but if we keep the OLTL for a long term while our GH favorites come and goes at a blink of an eye doesn’t enticed me to stay with the show once my favorite is gone. Just being honest.

Brian
Brian

That’s a very fair comment.

Maybe my ultimate hope could be that “The Mannings” presence keeps OLTL alive in the viewers mind until ABC can see the wrong in cancelling it, and thru this blending with GH, OLTL can one day, re-emerge.

Debi
Debi

LOVED LOVED seeing Robert!! Holly I could do without. I ff her stuff. Hopefully she will take Ethan and be gone soon.

I enjoyed Wednesday’s show. I can’t lie, I did FF thru ALL Helena, Holly, Luke, Ethan.

And the Kate story, I could write myself since being such a long time viewer of OLTL and the multiple personalities. However, I think at Sonny’s trial…she is going to ‘come out’. Like Karen Wolek did back in the day at trial. So it will be good…in time.

Piffy who I NEVER cared for I fell in love with on Wednesday. Her ‘talk’ to Jr Drake was heartbreaking.

barbara t
barbara t

debi,dont you like ethan? I was hoping he would stay.

Debi
Debi

I like him more than I did in the past.
I see no sense to the character. So if he left I wouldn’t cry. lol 🙂

Sassy
Sassy

I don’t mind Ethan being Robert’s… I’ve always wanted Robert to have a son..So, I hope if he is Robert, then I hope they recast the character since the actor want to leave and Robert & son can have a story together. If Daniel Goddard wasn’t on Y&R I’d prefer him to play RXS jr.

Debi
Debi

Oh yea, IF he was Roberts we are talking another story!
I don’t like him as a Spencer. What is his last name?

Janice
Janice

Robert has a son…Lucas! ;p

LisaZee
LisaZee

To Debi….Ethan’s last name is Lovett. He was adopted.

Sassy
Sassy

Yep, Lucas was Robert until they changed it at the very last minute. I watched that entire storyline live and it was no doubt that Lucas was Robert’s.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Sorry, Lucas is not Robert’s son either…Lucas is the adopted son of Dr. Tony Jones and nurse Bobbie Spencer. They named him “Lucas” after his uncle Luke Spencer. His biological parents were mobster Julian Jerome and Cheryl Stansbury, both deceased. Bobbie adopted Lucas as a baby and later lied to keep him when she found out it had been an illegal adoption. She eventually had to give Lucas back to his birth mother, Cheryl Stansbury. When Cheryl died a year later, she named Bobbie and Tony as Lucas’ guardians. Bobbie and Tony battled for custody of Lucas against Cheryl’s sister, Tiffany Hill Donely and her husband, Sean Donely. The judge awarded custody to Bobbie and Tony. Tiffany and Sean eventually left town.

gloria
gloria

I have loved Scorpio since day one. The flashback he had of when he met Robin was precious. I remember watching that day!

Marisa
Marisa

I remember watching all those years ago too!!!! The flashback had me misty. This is the GH we love and want back. I am so happy Robert is back. I wish Tiffany would come back as well.

Debi
Debi

I do too!

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

I remember that when Robert met Robin for 1st time when Robin told her what’s her name was I will never forget that show.. what’s great memory!!!! 🙂

barbara t
barbara t

Im loving it ,would love to see him hang around for a long time with anna and holly,they were always on interesting adventures back in the day,nothing like the garbage that general hospital has been shoving down our throats for almost a decade .port charles is getting interesting again,wow, there are more people living in our little soap community other then sonny and jason and even though I like her carly.the whole world evolved around those three people ,while the rest of the cast just popped up when those 3 characters had all the stories ,ron and frank are doing a beautiful job in bringing back the oldies and creating stories for the ones the other writers didnt care for.Its a shame that robin couldnt have stuck around a little longer ,maybe she would have gotten a better send off,I still cant believe she is dead.

dinah
dinah

I loved it, can’t wait to see more of him with Anna/Luke/Holly

Sassy
Sassy

I can’t wait to see Robert with everybody..It’s sad that his time is so short..Bring this gem back!!

Sassy
Sassy

Loving it, I love Robert thinking like a cop/spy from the getgo, And when said Patrick is a civilian..It was also so Robert like to want to to see a body, even if it’s his baby girl and seeing her that way will literally destroy him. Omg, why can’t he stay longer? He has such a strong presence & so charismatic, he add so much to the simplest scenes. His acting style is so natural it as if he really isn’t acting at all. I LOVE this guy. Once Robert get over the shocked/grief/denial I’d want him to investigate, he’s an investigator by nature, I want Ethan as his son, Can’t wait for R&H scenes I know it would be very intense with the Ethan’s business and R/A has a real nice vibe and last but not least Robert&Luke (thud )best bro mance in
daytime. All the more reason why Robert really need a long, long stay.

Trish Raley
Trish Raley

“Trish Raley
General Hospital took us back to the Glory Days of GH (80’s) with Robert, Anna, Luke, Holly and Helena and Little Robin!!! I’m in Love, only 2 other people stand in that catogory for me Nancy & Lane!!! Loved it” on We Love Soaps’s timeline. Since Robin death there has been one great rocken scenes after another and surprises. With all the come back I think GH has done the impossible by getting all of these beloved character together again. And the surprise of Holly announcing Ethan is Robert’s son no Luke, I for one hope its true!!! More Please!!!

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

I like Ethan being a Luke’s son, and the brother to Lulu and Lucky, but playing the child most like Luke…. But leveling the field of BOTH Laura having a child outside of the Spencer marriage (Nickolas) as well has Luke, Ethan.

heidi
heidi

Love it!!!! Want Finola and Tristan to stick around for a long time! Please keep Tristan and Finola on our canvas!!!

Janice
Janice

Yes!

Susan
Susan

I want Robin to be Robert’s only offspring. Don’t want Robert to deal with yet another “deadbeat dad ” senario with another offspring that may or may not be his. Both Holly and Helena could be lying. They are both evil con artists.

Love TR’s return. At least this time his focus is on Robin and little Emma.

SISSYLEE
SISSYLEE

LOVE TRISTAN FINOLA KIMBERLY I WATCH RERUNS THIS WEEK I 31 THIS MONTH I REMBER WATCH GH IN 80’S I THINK ROBIN STILL ALIVE I LOVE LITTLE EMMA HER GRANDPARENTS SO SAD

Emily
Emily

Wow!!! Another great episode. Loved seeing Mac and Robert tog. They fought when they 1st met up all those yrs ago too. I think Robert took a swing at Mac when he 1st came to town? God that scene w/robin and robert tog, the hairs on the back of my neck were standing up. Started when he was going to pull up the sheet. Then her ghost appeared….When he said my baby…. Then Patrick telling Emma, well Liz helping him tell Emma. They really have to take the friendship route for awhile w/that teaming, nothing else would make sense. Would b callous.

Really dont care about Sonny and Kate. i don’t see any chemistry and don’t care about her having DID.

Ethan is a Spencer, that’s settled. Better off flipping a coin for that matter. More reliable than the DNA tests.

So next week is Robin’s funeral and the Mannings hit town. Then after Robins’s funeral next week McBain hits on the 13th. So it’s moving along.

It’s nice to have a forum like this to share our emotions and thoughts about our soap. It’s a great outlet for me, as i’m on my own w/this interest in my household. I enjoy reading every1’s take & opinion, whether i agree or not. It’s been fun and interesting. Feel like there’s still life in being a soap fan.

Have a headache now, trying to process all the drama. Good job FV and RC:)

sue a.
sue a.

I like seeing Robert Scorpio back!!!!! And Anna ,Holly…….. Can’t wait to see Michael Easton(Det. John McBain)!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe he can whip Sonny into shape…. I enjoy seeing these people on GH………Sad about Robin!!!!!!!!!!!! Like seeing a few of the OLTL crew on GH!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s my main reason for watching GH…..I miss seeing them at 2:00pm………….I wish GH would not have so much revenge & violence in their stories….They should change that up a bit… Helena still on I rememeber her years ago…Her character hasn’t changed one bit!!!!!!!!!! Still trying to kill people & get revenge…They should bring back the good old days when GH was SMOKIN!!!! It was really cookin then!!!!!!!!!! Like to see more of that.. Less killing & revenge stories… Don’t care for Sonny & Carly…………There are so many new faces… Tghere are still some of them I remember….John McBain to the rescue…Maybe clean up Sonny’s act…The good old datys with Sean Doneely, Anna, Holly, Luke, Robert S. , Etc……..

Sassy
Sassy

I’d have killed for some Scorpio and McBane solving a case.

laurie
laurie

Tristan is amazing. It’s wonderful to have him back. This is such a sad story – many of us watched ‘Robin’ grow up.

Sassy
Sassy

Ditto

Debi
Debi

SWEET NEWS… Maggie was FIRED and off GH!!!!!!
I mean really, what does she do besides bounce around showing her teeth and tallking about some dumb past with Steve for the past 8 months!

About Robert & todays show:

Johnny in his underwear. SWEET!!

Robert was awesome. He has a huge scene coming up with Luke. I look forward to that. Hopefully tomorrow, but with this show, who knows.

FF thru Luke & Holly.
I don’t care about any of you.

Carly I told you to go home last week. You want to go with Johnny, I understand. But its time to go home to your daughter now. Remember Jossie? She shouldn’t wake up in the morning asking for you.

Did anyone notice when Kate said to Sonny about his 3 kids? Doesn’t he have 4 & counting?? lol

When there was a knock on Patricks door, was anyone really surprised their stood Liz?
I know she came over as soon as she heard. She did right. However, having grandma Anna leave and Liz stay for Patrick telling Emma was weird. Anna should have been there. Liz should not have been.
Either way, I can see where this is going, and she will play a vital role in Patricks life going forward. Her kids can play with Emma, and keep Emma’s mind busy.

When is everyone going to be together? When is Maxie going to meet up with Mac? When does Alexis comfort Mac? Still loose threads..but the show is coming along slowly..

Avelina
Avelina

I absolutely LOVE Tristan Rogers and his character Robert Xavier Scorpio. Tristan, Finola and Kimberly are the BEST on-screen trio on a soap EVER. I love them and I am so sad about Robins death. This is a great storyline for Tristan and he is an amazing actor. This is the GH that I love. I am happy that Frank and Ron are bringing back the vets that we all love and I hope that Tristan stays on for a long time. He was great on Y & R but Port Charles is his home. Go Tristan and Finola!!!!

Sassy
Sassy

I love the way the man walk, I love everything about Tristan Rogers. He really need to be a permanent fixture on gh.

Debi
Debi

ditto

1loaveabcsoaps
1loaveabcsoaps

Sassy, I love that walk too. Most people don’t notice that. But I notice unique things about people. His walk is not often seen. In my lifetime I have met ONLY one person who walks like Tristian Roger’s, and that is my former pastor of a church I use to attend growing up. The pastor is about Tristians age, and when people speak about him, they said, ” Oh, I saw Rev, and you know you can’t mistake him because of that walk…” The Tristian Roger’s walk! And YES, he iwas a handsome man earlier on in life, and is STILL quite handsome, with lots of chrisma like Tristian. What a walk…… LOL

Janice
Janice

double ditto

Michael S
Michael S

Loving it! Wish they would keep him around longer. There’s so much more story to tell about Scorpio!

Sassy
Sassy

Ditto because he’s a great draw.

anna freeman
anna freeman

Love Tristan and finola , pure daytime gold, and solid performances by all. What a treat to watch …going to need another box of tissues for tomorrow.

Sassy
Sassy

There’s plenty of story to tell with all the Scorpios.

anna freeman
anna freeman

Hell Yea!! there is 🙂

heidi
heidi

just saw Thursday’s episode and Tristan and Finola and Jason and Becky were fabulous!!! Please keep Tristan and Finola for a long while. The whole episode was awesome with the exception of the Kate scenes. Please get her into a clinic somewhere far far away from Port Charles. Finally we are seeing more appropriate scenes about Robin!!! Kudos to Maurice too! I love Kimberly as he former self… love angels, spirits and ghosts!!! Well done GH!!! Michael you asked how we would grade it and after this week we are getting to an A!!!

Sassy
Sassy

I really LOVES thursday show TR really killed had me bawling.

Sarah
Sarah

Tristan Rogers has been amazing! Robert Scorpio has been sorely missed on GH. His scenes with Finola were phenomenal, and I can’t wait for Monday to see him with Anthony Geary. I haven’t been this exited to watch GH in a very long time.

Robert and Tristan need to stay in Port Charles! How can we made this happen?

Cori
Cori

Luke’s facial expression when Anna told him Robert knows about Robin and is here in town, broke my heart. Reminded me of the good ol days. One of the best friendships of all time. Luke looked so concerned about his friend. This is the Luke I remember and loved.

I love having Robert Scorpio back and want him to stay! Having Robert back makes me even like watching the other storylines going on…knowing the next scene could be a Robert/Anna, or Robert/Mac or Robert/Luke scene.

We need Tristan to stay!

barbara t
barbara t

Isnt it nice to see all of them? I wish they would all stay.

Sassy
Sassy

But Why can’t they stay? That’s the part I don’t understand, if they’re bringing back lapse viewers(I am one of them) Then they’re doing their job..On the norm I wouldn’t be watching GH, the show has gotten so bad and it certainly wasn’t the show that I grew up watching..So, I gave it up and now they bring back Tristan Rogers/Robert Scorpio the best character ever, Emma Samms/Holly although the story for Holly has been atrocious but I love seeing Emma/Holly and crossing my fingers that when she finally has some scenes with Tristan/Scorpio we get the old magic back and hopefully a Scorpio jr.I love these vets, they’re the reason most of us are coming back is to see them..So, why can’t we keep them?

R&HFan
R&HFan

I love seeing Robert, Holly and Anna back. I’ve been watching GH since 1977 and I love these characters. Having been screwed out of a R&H kid before, I can’t wait for it to be revealed that Ethan is the son of supercouple Robert & Holly. They deserve it. Bring back Laura for Luke and Duke for Anna. Those are the supercouples: Luke & Laura, Robert & Holly and Duke & Anna. Hopefully Ron will reunite those 3 supercouples in the end.

KayRS
KayRS

DITTO to every single word! I know it’s now November and they said that Ethan is Luk’es but I REFUSE to buy it. I’m with you– Luke and Laura, ROBERT and HOLLY, Duke and Anna. PLEASE!

rhda8386
rhda8386

Love Robert Scorpio, have been a TR fan since he first appeared in 1980 and watched almost every minute of his run thereafter. I do have to say, though, that I am HATING the way Holly is being dumped on once again. As somebody who also saw ALL of her 80’s run and most of her 90’s time onscreen, lying, cheating, and tramping is NOT her. It’s as if somebody *heard* about her debut in 1982 and *maybe* her exit in 1993 and then made all sorts of assumptions about the character without ever bothering to watch her most popular stuff from 1983-1985.

LisaZee
LisaZee

Yes! So totally agree! Her family were a bunch of cons and she broke away from them and changed completely. I can see her doing a con on Helena to try and save Ethan, but as a rule no. Love Holly & Robert together! Don’t get all the Anna/Robert love because all she did was act superior and sarcastic and even mean to him. It was disgusting. I remember here getting all fake romantic to him once and then getting him tied up to a pole and walking out and leaving him that way. Someone did that to me and they would be so gone from my life.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I have loved having Tristan, Emma, and Finola back on GH even if it is under such sad circumstances. Tristan and Finola have done some outstanding work as grieving parents. I have always wanted Robert and Holly to have a child together so I am all for Ethan being their son. Robert should have a son to carry on the Scorpio name. I just wish the story was being told a bit differently. It can’t be an easy transition to play the loss of a child and introduction to a new child. I can’t wait to see how the Robert, Holly, Luke scenes play out this week. I hope we are given the opportunity to see the real Holly. I hope TPTB bring Tristan and Emma back very soon! Characters like Robert, Holly, and Anna are an asset to GH and I hope they are used to their full potential.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

” I hope TPTB bring Tristian and Emma back very soon..”

what’s TPTB?

Sassy
Sassy

I hope they’re brought back soon, too, GH feel so right having them back..I can’t get enough of Tristan Rogers..Why do all these soap keeps giving us lil doses of him..He’s a gem , signed him to something long term, and viewers will come back(I did)It’s time to make the Scorpios a prominent fixture again esp if Ethan is a Scorpio, too..

LisaZee
LisaZee

TPTB is The Powers That Be. Those in charge of the show.

Mike
Mike

Loving it so far but I really cannot wait for Tristan to share some screentime with Emma Samms ! Robert and Holly are so incredible together. I can’t wait to find out the truth and I sure hope Ethan is his son !

KaShi
KaShi

I think Tristan and Finola were outstanding. I think Holly is lying to save Ethan’s life. While i have nothing against the actress who plays Helena, the character has become ridiculous, like Cruella Deville. The character needs to be jettisoned. I don’t want Robert to become self-destructive, but I would expect him to be very emotional. I’d like to see Anna and Robert help eachother- and Patrick to get through this. I’d like to see him be loving to his granddaughter. I hope that this is not Robert and Holly’s son. This is not the time for that or for them to get together. I’d like to see him with Anna. Also, I love finola, but she needs to gain weight. She looks too thin. I am worried.

LisaZee
LisaZee

About Helena, it is ridiculous that she would wait all these decades, yes decades to avenge her son’s deaths. Lucky was around all that time and she even kidnapped him and messed with his mind. Why not just kill him then? Not that I want her to. but if that was her goal. So that part of the story is kind of silly. Suddenly one of Luke’s son’s must die and Ethan is the lucky winner because Lucky left town. Lulu is “lucky” she’s a girl.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

Thank you for the ” head’s up ” on TBTB!

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

If you remember when she kidnapped Lucky….everyone thought he had died in a fire…so this isn’t sudden.

lynne albritton
lynne albritton

Love seeing all of them back so far its great !!!!

cajungirl
cajungirl

Anybody else intrigued by the parallel of Luke’s son “dying” in a fire, his charred remains being ID’d by his dad, only to have Lucky alive in the hands of Helena… and now here’s Robert and Robin in an eerily similar situation.

Sassy
Sassy

Yes, I am really intrigued by this.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I was thinking the same thing. That Luke is one person who truly can understand…

Janice
Janice

How do we get “ol buddy” Sean Donely back? I know Robert and Luke were considered “best friends” but I always preferred the friendship of Robert and Sean! Plus Sean is/was Robin’s godfather…he would want to be there!

Sassy
Sassy

I loved Sean and Robert friendship too.

Cher McDevitt
Cher McDevitt

yes i agreee! I love Robert ! I love Finola!

Denise
Denise

Phenomenal! These scenes with Robert, Anna, Mac, Patrick have been amazing! What fine acting, & writing, & drama. Loved it. Scenes were just heartbreaking.

Sassy
Sassy

Ditto!!

Casey
Casey

I was over the moon when I heard Tristan and Emma were coming back, even if it was only for a few episodes. Robert and Holly were my reason for watching GH back in the 80s. I’ve hated how Holly has been written lately, as an evil con-artist. She was a heroine who would never have lied to the people closest to her. I’m hoping Ethan is Robert and Holly’s son and hope they will continue the character, even if it means recasting the role when Nathan Parsons leaves the show.

LisaZee
LisaZee

So glad someone else remembers the REAL Holly! Her family were a bunch of con artists and that was all she knew. When she fell in love with Luke she changed. Which also points out that what has been written about Like being this big con artist was and is crap. He only did it if the family was in danger and he would scam their way out. Anyway then when Robert & Holly got together it was awesome. He was Police Commissioner and she was NO con.

Sassy
Sassy

The Holly I remember wanted to be a wannabe detective not some loser con..Holly best & most popular years on GH were as this wannabee detective.She and Robert were the epitome of romance. I wished they would get back to that with Holly..Focused on what made her popular to beginning with Robert and Holly the pair.

Val
Val

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that RC and FV were smart enough to bring Tristan back to GH. Getting these vets together was brills. The brilliant part seems to stop there though, because RC only wrote for Tristan to stay 6 eps. I haven’t watched General Mobspital in decades. The ratings show that I’m not alone in leaving and staying away. Keeping Tristan means that we get something fresh and would have a reason to keep watching, even if the Sonny & Jason show continues. If RC isn’t wise or creative enough to bring Tristan back, then GH will remain a show that has nothing to offer me.

Sassy
Sassy

I could deal with any story lines or characters on this show just along I got to see what I want to see..I want Tristan Rogers signed to something long term and I want to see the Scorpio’s made prominent again, if every other fan bases are getting what they want why can’t we get what we want? The show already feel 1000x better with him being around now. But how can I continued to stay with the show when the character/actor that brought me back will be gone? I hope they’re working on something long term with Tristan’s now.

LisaZee
LisaZee

Love Robert, have since the first episode he appeared in. Holly and he were an awesome couple when hey were married. She had totally given up being a con. TPTB that brought her back in 2006 and made her this heartless chic and that was not true at all. To the person that said Lucas is Robert’s son, no he isn’t. He is Bobbie & Tony’s son.

Valerie
Valerie

I love it that Tristan and Emma were brought back. Robert and Holly were always my favorite GH couple. They were absolutely fabulous, with chemistry that was off the charts! But why are they continuing the lying con-artist persona for Holly? The Holly I watched in the 80s was the nicest person ever and a true blue heroine. She left Luke behind in 1983 and never looked back. I’m hoping that Ethan is Robert and Holly’s son and looking forward to seeing the scenes with Tristan and Emma.

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I have not been looking forward to watching GH like I am now in years! Tristan/Robert’s return has been heartbreaking so far, and I can’t wait to see more!

Sassy
Sassy

I find myself counting down his episodes and thinking oh, boy he only has a few days left. I I wished his stay was longer and he got to mingles with his family more.

pris ruth
pris ruth

I am so happy and excited to see Tristan and Emma back on GH. I have not been so excited about watching GH since the 80s when Holly and Robert were the most amazing supercouple ever! I can’t wait to see them in scenes together. Robert and Anna were somewhat good as parents, but I could not enjoy them as a couple. Their relationship as a couple seemed forced!

Jennifer
Jennifer

This was pure & complete crap. I quit watching GH after the early 90’s. Am only back (on youtube) to see Anna and Robert whom I LOVED together…Why am I bothering… they are making Robert act like a complete idiot. We are supposed to believe that he would commit suicide, leaving Anna and Mac to deal with a double funeral. We are supposed to believe that he also would not care about his grandchild or his daughter’s funeral…only to chase after a “son” that really isn’t his (but even if he were, they would pretty much be strangers…). Totally bogus. And, I admit that I’ve always detested Emma Samms, but why does she always seem to come back when Finola and Tristan do? Just to ruin the show. GAG.

Stephy
Stephy

Nostalgia is nice but TR should be back on #YR as Colin. He and Jill were magic with nowhere to go but up. No ancient history needed their chemistry is of this decade and smoking hawt.

Carrie
Carrie

I loved seeing Robert again. He looked great, and Tristan did a fantastic job, as did Emma Samms. I hope that they bring them both back and we get to see more of these two. It was like old home week on General Hospital. Sadly, you can’t make every fan base happy so you will have the detracters, but I loved seeing them back.

Sassy
Sassy

I just love seeing them back but the writing was horrible for Robert Scorpio.

Diana
Diana

I haven’t watched GH in over 15 years, with exception of an occasional peek to see what was going on. I was so suprised when I came aross the Soap Opera channel and watched Finola Hughes, today, speak in one scene and Tony Geary in another. It was like old times, . I remember Luke and Laura’s wedding, it was actually played on ABC’s 6 pm news the evening it aired. It would b wonderful If Robert, Luke, Anna, Holly, Mac, would be included in the cast on a regular basis.
~Diana, Mount Dora, FL

Tierney
Tierney

I wasn’t happy at all with how Robert was written in his return. I don’t care how heartbroken he was, Robert would NEVER have abandoned Anna or their granddaughter Emma. And he certainly would not have blown off his daughter’s funeral to go after his long-lost “son.” I tuned back in to GH to see my former favorites Robert and Anna mourn their daughter’s death. I had the chance to be such a powerful story. Anna was great as usual – but in a blink of an eye, my Robert was gone – uh, before mourning his daughter. Not cool. Epic fail.

1loveabcsoaps
1loveabcsoaps

The church should of been filled, and what would of really been like old times would of been Anna, Robert, Holly, Luke, in the church at Robins funeral. Robert and Anna there to support one another with Holly standing in the wings offering comfort to Robert, and even remininsing about what a future would have been like with him. Naturally, Luke would be there to support ALL his friends, as he actually was with Robert, and is with Anna.
Jason should of found out in the 10th hour, before the body left the church, and he got a cab over to the church in shock to everyone there. Sam either could have been at the church paying her respects OR at the hospital (perhaps in the cafeteria getting Jason something to drink) only to come back to his room and discover he has left the hospital and naturally she would follow.

*Jason in his hospital room wth a black shirt (work ready) oppose to having on a white shirt, and a bandage over his head, (even if he was ok) he still should have had a white bandage over his head for support, and still make his hospital stay believable. He was in the hospital after a major operation, dressed in black/ no bandage on head, up walking around looking just fine. FAILED, with Jason and Robert’s story.

General Hospital

GH Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on General Hospital the fallout from Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) nuptials will change the course of several lives including Carly’s (Laura Wright), who has come to bust up of the wedding, by busting out of Ferncliff!

Meanwhile, after those close to Drew (Billy Miller) encourage him to try to date again after his divorce from Sam (Kelly Monaco), he ends up in a surprise encounter with Marqaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson).  Will sparks fly?

Check out these other teasers for this week’s GH below, and you can watch the tease for Monday’s episode here.

Let us know in the comment section below what storyline has you most intrigued.

MONDAY JULY 16

Michael is torn.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Valentin puts two and two together.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018  

Curtis offers Liz an explanation.  

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018 

Carly faces the consequences of her actions.

 FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018

Obrecht encounters an obstacle.

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GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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Dominic Zamprogna Speaks Out On His Decision To Leave GH, His Final Scenes With Emme Rylan & How Dante Exited The Canvas

A few weeks ago, General Hospital fans watched as one of the series beloved stars, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) exited the show in scenes opposite his longtime on-screen love interest, Emme Rylan (Lulu).  For nine years, Zamprogna brought authenticity, emotion, and heart to the son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to life.  While Dante’s journey started out with a bang, literally (thanks, Sonny!), over the years it appeared he was taking a backseat in meatier storylines.  All the while, Dante and Lulu remained one of the more popular duos with the viewers.

After much reflection, Zamprogna decided it was time for him to walk away from a place that became his second home.  His desire now shifted to play different characters in different projects, but it was not without taking many things into account with his life-changing decision.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Dominic to glean more insight into: if there was anything GH could have done to make him sign on the dotted line again, what went down to make those final scenes seem so rushed, how it was to say goodbye to his co-workers in front of the camera and behind the scenes, if he would consider a return at some point, and how would he feel if GH now planned on recasting Dante, and much more.

For us; we recall meeting Dominic for the first times just six months into his time at General Hospital for our first interview together.  We were instantly struck by his sincerity, humor, and his eagerness to learn from some of the best in the business.  Now exiting as a “soap vet“, per se, it is a full-circle moment that we had the time to conclude his GH journey with this conversation.  Here’s what Dom had to say about it all.

What were the factors that contributed to your decision to exit GH?  Was there a pivotal moment where you were feeling, and recognizing, that you were underutilized that you felt you needed to make a change? 

DOMINIC:  When you named me the “Most Underutilized Actor of 2017!” (Laughs) Well, my plan was never to stay forever.  But half-way through my second contract,  Emme Rylan (Lulu) and I were approached by our producer on set, who said words to the effect of: you guys have been on the sideline, time to get you into the game.  That led to the Dante cheating storyline, which gave us story for about a year … which was great!  But as that ended, so did any subsequent storylines, it seemed.  In the year that followed, I started entertaining thoughts of leaving.  By the next year, I started talking about it with my wife, Linda, who had started to notice that maybe I wasn’t happy anymore, and I wasn’t.  That’s not a good feeling, especially if you’re bringing that energy home with you.  Then, I made the mistake of going on social media, which is a terrible place to go sometimes.  But fans were saying the same sort of things I was feeling.  Was it all due to story or lack-thereof?  No.  I was starting to crave playing other roles, and that’s hard to do when you’re under contract.

Were discussions even had with Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and the powers-that-be about your feelings of dissatisfaction over not being utilized more in storylines?

DOMINIC:  The discussions happened late.  Not until the negotiation process, actually.  I’m no squeaky wheel I guess, but I also don’t feel it’s in my job description to be one.  I did put out a few ideas here and there, but they didn’t happen.  I know other actors have tried the same and it didn’t lead to anything for them, either.  I was a creation of Bob Guza (former head writer, GH), and maybe I was spoiled by the amount of great writing I received while he was there.

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There had to be some sadness in walking away from GH.

DOMINIC:  Oh yeah… it was sad.  I built that character, and now here I was walking away from it, and essentially my second family.  That’s been the hardest part.  Lifelong friendships were made, and memories.  However, it’s been over a month and a half since I’ve been at GH and I feel happy.  I’ve been up in Canada shooting Tin Star, which has been a great experience.  I’ve stayed in touch with everybody and I miss everybody, in fact, I just spoke to Mo (Maurice Benard) yesterday, and I’m in class with Emme (she won’t leave me alone).  But, I feel like I made the right choice for me at this moment.

To clarify; were you actually trying to work out a deal to stay put, but both sides just could not hammer things out to a satisfactory conclusion?

DOMINIC:  We did try to work out a deal.  After more talks and conversations, I felt maybe we were going to get things done.  I was being told things would change and maybe shift things in the direction we wanted to go.  But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be in writing.  I feel like I’d been told similar things in the past which hadn’t come to fruition.  I was also reminded that it was me who needed to sign my name on that dotted line and live with that decision, and I chose not to do so.

If someone would have said to you: “We have an “A” story for you, and you are going to be driving it,” would you have been more apt to stay?   

DOMINIC:  There was talk about us sitting down and talking about storylines, but that didn’t end up happening, not sure why.  And even if it did, I don’t know that it would’ve changed my mind about leaving, anyway.   But just to be clear: I have no anger towards anybody.  It’s all a business at the end of the day.  Both sides did what they felt was right.  For me, I just felt this chapter had come to an end.

Photo: ABC

When, and how did you tell on-screen scene partner, Emme Rylan that you were leaving?  Was she happy for you and your decision?

DOMINIC:  Emme knew really early on.  Once January rolled around I was like: “I have been thinking for the last six to nine months that I am going to go.”   I wanted her to know, because we have been a couple for five years on the show.  Emme was very happy for me.  I went, “Wait a minute!  Don’t be this happy.  I’m leaving.” (Laughing)  

What happened when you told your on-screen mom, Lisa LoCicero ?

DOMINIC:  She was sad, but she is also said, “You’re in your prime, go see what’s out there!”   I wouldn’t have done this move if I did not get support at home.  My wife is the rock and the one that makes this household go.  Some things outside the show were starting to happen; I had a nice screen-test for a pilot, and then I booked these four episodes of Tin Star.  When you have choices in life; you have power and control over your future.  I think Emme and Lisa as actors realized that.  That’s what made them happy for me … for the future.  The last nine years were exciting.  However, when you can have a little bit more say in what you are doing on a day to day basis, that is empowering.  So, in saying, “no” to something, and saying, “Thank you, but that’s not what I am looking for right now,” that can feel good.

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It was a shame that through all the regimes that they rarely wrote any scenes between Dante and his father, Sonny.  What was Maurice Benard’s reaction when you told him you were leaving?

DOMINIC:  It has been pretty publicized that he and I were dissatisfied at the lack of  storyline, or scenes together.  Maurice asked the powers-that-be, “Why aren’t we working together more?”  We never had a clear answer as to why.  He didn’t know from one day to the next what was happening with my contract talks.  Mo saw me smiling one day and asked, “So does that smile mean you’re staying?”  And I said, “No, that smile is because I’m leaving.” (Laughs)  I said that more to mess with him, and make him sad.  He said, “As long as you are good financially, then I am all for anybody getting out of here and seeing what else is out there.” Really, Mo talks people into leaving so he can get more screen-time. (Laughs)

Let’s talk about the final airshow, and the story that came out of left field to facilitate your exit.  Was that written quickly to accommodate a shooting schedule or contract completion?  It felt rushed to the viewing audience.

DOMINIC:  Left field is right!  I still had a week and a half left of work when they found out I wasn’t going to re-sign, and within twelve hours I had six exit scenes written.  So, it wasn’t done to facilitate anything but a set (Lante’s house), I think.  My final tape date was May 18th, and Emme and I had scenes on the Wednesday or Thursday before that.  I guess they wanted my last scenes that aired to be with Emme, and that might have been the only scheduling day that worked for the set and the actors, and maybe that’s also why it felt so rushed.  All I could assume is that they didn’t think I was really going to leave so they didn’t plan for it, or they chose to protect themselves in this way, by not making a big deal about it.  I had another week of scenes in the PCPD with Chase (Josh Swickard) and Michael (Chad Duell) that was shot afterward.  But they had nothing to do with Dante’s “secret mission!”

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I thought, “Wait!  Is that it?  Is this Dominic’s final show?  Dante doesn’t say goodbye to his mother… his father … or his son, Rocco?

DOMINIC:  Yeah, that was tough for me.  After 9 years you think you’re going to get a little bit better of a send off.   You also, hope they’re going to honor the character.  Dante wouldn’t leave to go to the 7-eleven without saying goodbye to his mother and kids.   Maurice and I talked about that.  He said, “I guess, they don’t want people to feel really sad.  You and me doing some goodbye scenes, people are going to be devastated.”   I agree with that.  However, I also think it’s a soap and that’s what fans want … good, ole drama.  I would have loved to have had scenes with Sonny, Olivia, and Dante’s kids, but when you make a decision like this, how you leave on-air is not up to you.  Both parties are going to handle it how it’s best for them.   I was very grateful they gave Emme and I something to seek our teeth into. 

They were very sad scenes.  You are one of those actors that can take the material and connect with it while delivering it in a very subtle and heartfelt way.  How was Emme after your final scenes?

DOMINIC:  She was kind of crying the whole time, going “Damn you! Damn you.”   I was having fun with it, because I love making Emme cry.  It’s not a very difficult thing to do.  (Laughs).  We were both pretty teary-eyed, actually.  Then, when we finished the scenes and I looked over and I saw how upset the crew was, that’s what really got me.  Barbara, one of the camera operators actually jokingly apologized; suggesting that if my last shot was blurry it was my fault!  As an actor, when you make the crew feel something it kind of gives you some extra good feels. That was always the best feeling, talking to Craig (our stage manager), or Donna (head of makeup department) after a scene to get the honest truth on how you did.  I’ll miss them.

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Viewers, watching Dante have this flashback about the guy who was responsible for Lulu going overboard the Haunted Star a few years ago, probably needed a moment to connect the dots.  Some viewers were going, “What?  Dante is going after the guy that tried to drown Lulu from two years ago?”

DOMINIC:  When I read that in the script even I went, “What?” Who’s that?”  I had no idea, either. (Laughs)

Then there was this:  Dante was so hard on Lulu for her pursuing her dream as a journalist and how it inadvertently got Nathan killed.  Then all of a sudden in your final scenes, Dante has a line to Lulu in which he says something to the effect of: I understand now – you got to do, what you got to do.  In story, prior to these scenes it was leaning more towards Dante and Lulu were going to break-up over what had recently transpired.

DOMINIC:  Which, who knows?  If Dante had stayed in Port Charles it could have been the direction they were going in.  It certainly looked like they were building toward conflict, conflict, conflict, but with me leaving it was much sweeter to leave on the note that we left on, instead of Dante leaving, because he can’t deal with being around Lulu. This all leads me to believe that they didn’t want to do anything too permanent to give them time to make the proper decisions.

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What was the last day of shooting like for you?  Was it hard to get through?

DOMINIC:  It felt like a regular day, and my final scenes were up towards the end of the tape day. They had a cake afterwards.  Frank briefly spoke and introduced Maurice; who said a bunch of sweet words.  That meant a lot to me.  I said “goodbye” to everybody and took some photos, and that was it.  I already had my room packed up.  Once you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Afterwards, I went out with Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Ex-Carlos) for some beers and wings at the bar down the street.  It wasn’t until everybody came back after a two-week break that it felt real, because then I was receiving text messages from people saying, “We’re back.  Why the hell aren’t you here?”

The door has been left open for Dante to return.  Would you ever come back?

DOMINIC:  Of course, at some point.  But it might not be my choice, they might recast.  They told me they won’t, but who knows what’ll be done.  Do I think you can just recast a role?  No, I think it’s always a tough sell, but they’ve done it with bigger names/characters than mine.  I would be a little surprised, only because there hasn’t been much story for Dante in the last three years.  For me, as of now, I’ve moved on, and I’m very happy with my decision and my life.  It’s sad in other respects, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve read things that people have said on Twitter, and I want everyone to know I’ve seen it all and it means a lot to me.  People have been beautiful to me.  I’m truly overwhelmed by the love.  I thought there would be more of, “Who cares?” when fans found out I left.   I must have done something right during the years I was at GH.

Did you think when you made the decision to leave they would kill-off Dante? 

DOMINIC:  No, not at all.  I don’t think killing off Dante would be a good idea, especially after they killed Nathan, and also because of the climate we live in with police involved shootings and violence, in general.  In a perfect world as an actor, you crave the opportunity to have one last moment with the other characters that have been important to your character over the years.  That’s all I would have wanted for myself, and Dante.  I’ll take what I got though.  It was extremely meaningful because of what Emme and I had and built.  I feel we got to the heart and soul of those two characters in a pretty short amount of time in our scenes.

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Speaking of Nathan, I think thus far those funeral scenes, which you were wonderful in, and the story arc revolving around his death, are GH’s best bet for an Emmy in the Drama Series category next year. 

DOMINIC:  I agree.  It was so well-done.  We’d all would like to go out like that!  Tragic, but it made for great TV and great soap.  It was phenomenally well-acted across the board.  Lots of Emmy reel stuff for Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), and Kathleen Gati (Liesl), and hopefully for our directors and crew, also.  They did an amazing job bringing that to life.

This now leaves Josh Swickard as the lone cop now by default on GH.   he PCPD is notorious for being the worst cop shop in the history of soaps! (Laughs) They can’t ever solve a crime.

DOMINIC: (Laughs) I know!  What is Josh is going to do?   Maybe between Chase and Jordan (Vienssa Antoine) they will solve crimes.  Maybe, they’ll bring on a new cop.  Josh is a great guy and I enjoyed working with him.  At the beginning, we had that contentious relationship between the two guys.  That would’ve been fun if it lasted longer, where they had this continual real dislike for one another.  Who knows?  With Dante gone, maybe they will start solving some crimes! (Laughs) Maybe now the PCPD will be the greatest police unit in the USA.

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Over your nine years at GH, would you still consider that your best storyline was coming on to the show and then having Sonny shoot Dante, only for it to turn out that he just shot his own son?

DOMINIC:  Yes, I think you have to.  That was my intro.  They had this story planned eight months before they even cast the role.  To get to that moment, was a classic soap cliffhanger.  I grew up watching soap operas with my grandparents, and if they had been alive for that scene they would have lost it, because it was something that ‘old school’ soap fans would really dig.  For me, doing that story felt so special.  ABC also pumped it with the promotion, and the promos, and the TV spots, and amped it up.  I didn’t feel it disappointed.  It was actually the audition scene that I had to perform to get the part!  Then six months later you get to say these lines that got you the part, and you hope you don’t whiff on the softball.

While putting together and producing the GH 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys, I included that moment between Sonny and Dante.  I remember watching the complete scene before editing it and the dialog was so good.  It still holds up to this day.

DOMINIC:  My manager was at the Emmys that night, and said what a great moment that was.  I meant to thank you for that, because I really appreciated it being in there.

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Are there any other scenes that come to mind that you are most proud of?

DOMINIC:  I also really loved the scenes with Max Gail (Mike). He is a special guy.  There was so much in our scenes; where Dante finds him with Avery in the stables.  Those moments are going to stick with me for a long time.

On June 28th, the airdate of your last episode, you posted a tweet to the fans that read: “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming.  It is I that must thank YOU!”  I thought that was extremely touching and very appreciated by the fans.

DOMINIC:  I was thinking, “Man, I have to thank you, because I would not legitimately be here if you hadn’t liked this guy, Dante.”  It was bringing tears to my eyes reading what people were saying, and seeing how much love I was receiving.

Tell me about your role in the British-Canadian production of Tin Star?

DOMINIC:  It’s a recurring role,  I’ve been working on it since March.  It’s something very different from what I’ve been doing the last 9 years.  Can’t give much away, but I play a hired gun type of guy.  There are some great scenes and moments, and I was lucky enough to work with Christina Hendricks, John Lynch, and the legend, Tim Roth.

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Do you feel now that you have had some time away now from GH, and have been playing another role, that the thought of playing Dante for you at this point is like: “Been there. Done that?”

DOMINIC:  I would never say Dante is done forever.  Right now for me, he is.  They left it open, hopefully they left it open for me, but every actor hopes that.  We want our cake and to eat it too!  I want to leave right now, but I want you to want me to come back some day.  No one wants their role to be recast.  But it’s an important character, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  Who knows what the future holds.  I left on good terms.  Just so everyone knows; I didn’t spring something on GH on the last day of my contract.  It’s important that I let people know that I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “See ya”.  This also wasn’t about money.  Sure, we want to be paid what we believe we’re worth.  But this in no way was about me asking for the moon, or I was going to leave.  It was a very, very difficult decision.

So, what do you think about how GH wrapped up Dante’s story for Dominic’s exit? Would you like him to return to GH sooner than later?  Do you think the role of Dante was problematic to write for?  What were your favorite scenes of Dom’s during his time at GH? Let us know via the comment section below.

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