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Willam deVry Lands New Contract Role on General Hospital!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

He played twisted Michael Cambias on All My Children for all he was worth and then some, and let’s not forget raped Bianca (Eden Riegel), and then played Storm Forrester on The Bold and the Beautiful, whose demise meant life for his on-screen sister, Katie (Heather Tom).  Of course, we are talking about the talented William deVry who just finished taping his first scenes at his new soap home … General Hospital!

TV Source Magazine broke the news by relating, “I have confirmed with a General Hospital rep that deVry will play the role of Derek Wells. Derek is Connie’s (Kelly Sullivan) boss.”  TV Source originally reported that deVry’s first scenes were with Maura West who plays Ava Jerome, from their sources.

Then just a half hour ago, deVry took to his own facebook confirming TV Source’s story while relating:  “Finally!!! I just got word I can tell you I just finished my first day of work on General Hospital. It is a contract role. Very rare these days indeed. And I come to town as the character of Derek Wells. Derek has an agenda, let me tell ya!!! First air date is July 30th. Very excited to finally be able to say it out loud!!!”

So this begs many a question!  Is Derek Wells really “Derek Wells”, or is he really related to another family on the Port Charles canvas?  Perhaps, he is a Jerome too?  With William deVry able to play bad so good, what kind of character do you think he will be?  Is Derek on hand to bring on the exit of Connie Falconeri, since Kelly Sulllvan is exiting the show?  Share your thoughts!

 

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

He looks more like he shouldve played Franco…anyway, GH needs another newbie like i need another hole in my head, and there is no more room in my head for another hole…lol…but i wont judge til i see his performance first…he could hurt or help the show…have to wait and see. Just wish the show remembers what it did with the missing Scott Baldwin, improve Lauras wardrobe and get Scorpio out of that DAMN COMA!!! Also where is Monica???

rebecca
rebecca

ditto! (‘cept the Franco thang…though I prefer James Franco I think Roger’s doing a great job!)

Patti V
Patti V

Roger is still Todd…..not even remotely like Franco, that stupid twist was the one that pushed me over the edge and made me change the channel on GH for the first time in 49 yrs.

I almost left when Jason was killed off the way he was, and the fans & Steve Burton was spit on. But I thought surely they wouldn’t leave it this way.

Once they threw Frankentodd in the mix…among the cheap shots at AJ’s weight, all the silly dialog that only a teenager would like, all the gay speak, and the corny dead lines our vets have to deliver, that are totally out of character for them. They have killed all the macho from the show and up’d the tight body young naked men to a level of uncomfortable discrimination. I shudder to think what is next.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I like RH as Franco…was just saying this actor looks more the part…

Patrick
Patrick

ooh! nice take on he coulda been a great Franco.

LOL. love your take on “…there’s no more room in my head for another hole.”

that’s me as well.

it’s a lot of misfits, mishits, and deluge of soap talk… and we’re in the thick of it.

yah… where’s my Scotty Baldwin?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Thanks Patrick…we on this message boards could use some humor here somtimes…

Jules
Jules

I laughed out loud at your post Jim! Thanks!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Your welcome…like the soaps…these message boards need some humor once in awhile…lol

Mary SF
Mary SF

I have only been watching GH since November, so they all new to me. But just a general observation- all the characters that everyone call the vets on any soap– they all were at one time the newbie on their show. Just think in 20 years people could be complaining GH isn’t giving their old fav’s Franco, Kiki or Britt air time for some newbie named Zandoff — that said— all soap writers like to write their own characters and stories– so yes they do try to honor history, but I found after every shift in head writers there is an influx of new characters on any soap—and once they get that out of their system and the brass cracks down on them they get back to basics.

Rod
Rod

STOP ADDING CAST!!! It’s over crowded and I’d rather Kelly Sullivan stay!!! But I do like DeVry he’s a great actor!! It’s just enough is enough

mari r.r.em
mari r.r.em

agreed!! i like connie she could work with him!!

Rod
Rod

Connie has a boss??? I thought she was the boss!!

Patti V
Patti V

She is….they are changing history yet again, to fit their ridiculous ideas.

clh
clh

He may be Connie boss, but I wonder if he will also be Sam’s dad? I know he’s supposed to be coming too.

EJP
EJP

This its amazing news. #GH

Kitty
Kitty

Laura needs a stylist. 🙂

BR
BR

That is the darn truth. I have no idea how Laura ended up so frumpy. It’s like they don’t know how to buy cute clothes for anyone over a twig size and so they just quickly grab a little of whatever and go. She’s a beautiful woman in a size that is in line with the majority of American women, so cute and beautiful stuff is out there. They just need to find it and put it on her…that IS their job.

Carol
Carol

well ,a NEW contract Charecter, huh ?? SOON GH will jsut be another poorly scripeted show, soon to be canceleld. (But I do believe that was the agenda all along) Ron Carlivati & Frank Valentini are bent on destroying anything that resembles what GH once was. Since they have taken control there has not been near as many awards given to GH & it actors. If it were not for recorders (so I can fast forward thru most of the show) I would have stopped watching long ago.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Curious…what keeps you watching? Just asking…

su0000
su0000

There are those that are habitual complainers and watch to find something to complain about, there are more than a few of them.. lol ..

jon
jon

I understand this viewers frustration. I personallyhave decided to cut down on my viewing time.

maria
maria

Frank valentini is playing with our emotions. we have had just enough of franco. who bloody cares about franco. we need changes now to gh. or it will face cancellation again. where is monica anna duke and laura. we don’t want anymore new characters shoved down our throat. fire kiki morgan and britt.

Dan
Dan

So Frank and Ron are purposely tanking GH is that what you’re saying, Carol? Sorry, but that’s one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard in a long time. I’ll be the first to admit that the show is going through kind of a lackluster period right now, which is something that all shows go through. But to suggest that there is a hidden conspiracy and agenda to see GH canceled, I’m really at a loss for words.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

i agree with you…gh…like most soaps have their ups and downs…a few months from now gh could be getting praise again…its how these shows work…i complain about a few things myself but most soaps fan do…however we dont believe its a conspiracy to get a show cancelled when we dont like something and if we dont like the entire show we simply change the channel until they do something we like that might draws us back again…plain and simple.

BR
BR

What do you mean “since they have taken control there have not been near as many awards given to GH and its actors?” That makes no sense. They’ve only been there a little over a year and their actors won 2 out of six acting Emmys this year–33% of them when GH was only 25% of the soaps on the air that year. So they beat the average. They were also nominated in 4 out of the six categories, and in one category, GH was nominated twice over. So they won 50% of the categories they were nominated for. And the show itself, while not winning some other key awards, was recognized with a nomination while other shows were shut out entirely from those categories. It’s not true that GH has taken a steep dive (or any dive at all) in the acting categories, but even if it were, it would be impossible to tell from one year of data. There have been plenty of years that GH has walked away with less–less nominations, less wins, and sometimes no wins in the acting categories. I’m clear on the fact that you don’t like Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati…crystal clear on that..and that you think they are bad at their jobs. But with all the evidence you could use to argue your point you picked one–that GH is not getting “near as many” awards for the show and its actors–that doesn’t hold up. One year is not enough data and in that one year they’ve done quite well for themselves by any standard. Now did other shows do better this year? Of course. But GH hardly did poorly and certainly did not precipitously dip below it’s average haul for the past 50 years.

Dawn
Dawn

Just what GH needs…another newbie on contract while Anna , Laura, Scotty, Felicia, Mac and Duke are MIA and one of the greatest daytime characters ever, Robert Scorpio, is rotting in a coma in far off Switzerland…I wasn’t expecting all vets all the time when they started to “bring back” vets. But what I was expecting was vets being fully integrated in front burner stories that contained newbies with historic ties to PC. I was expecting attention given to vet history and past relationships.I was hoping for a light to be shined on unfinished stories waiting decades to be told like Duke/ Anna. Redemption to be given to deserving characters that had been ruined by past regimes, like Frisco and Robert. Acknowledgement of deep love and commitment between legacy characters like Robert/Anna and Luke/Laura.I was hoping to see families reunited and friendships reignited among legacy characters. But unfortunately we’ve gotten almost none of that. A few token scenes here and there to try to appease the masses of longtime fans and that’s pretty much it. A whole lot of time and energy has been dedicated trying to force a Franco redemption story down our throats, and integrating these newbies and OLTL actors. Sad that a rich history and amazing actors and actresses have been taken for granted. And you know what…the fans love and dedication to GH is being taken for granted too.

su0000
su0000

New characters bring new life/stories!! ..
It was awesome that GH could get Derek, he is great actor!!!
I’m excited for the stories ahead with a new player in town..

aria
aria

great point Dawn, i totally agree, and i don’t mind the new characters, just wish the vets would be given the respect they deserve and be integrated with the newbies. once again GH has everything going for them as far as cast and history goes, it just doesn’t seem to have the right person to executed. It sounds so simple right? can we just get someone who can execute storylines, with the vets, and like dawn said unfinished storylines. Isn’t there someone who can do all this? theres got to be, obviously RC isnt up to the task.

heidi
heidi

well said… Dawn!

GRANTLOVER!!
GRANTLOVER!!

I totally agree with you. GH was one of the best now I feel when I watch it’s like srambling eggs in a pan. Stories begin but go nowhere. The new characters are not worth holding my attention. I prefer watching classic GH on youtube than waste my time watching the crap on now.
If GH does go with the who’s your daddy in Sam’s case I think the fed agent Thomas Rayner would be a good choice. Bring back Mark Pinter who had great chemistry with Nancy’s Alexis role. GH dropped the ball on that one a few yrs ago.
Get it toghether GH or you to will be looking for a new home on the internet.

jon
jon

Couldn’t have said it better.

Ces
Ces

DITTO. Well said!

Dawn
Dawn

Thanks! 🙂

BR
BR

Remember multiple vets did not want to return full time (TR mentioned in interviews at the time that he was only available for short bursts this year–with his obligations to his family, Y&R, his web series, and producing requirements). He’s also in his 70s if I recall. Not to mention that he is very expensive vis-a-vis story potential that doesn’t involve Robin or breaking up Anna and Duke (which would be a very islanded story). A similar story with Finola Hughes, who, if I recall correctly, at the time of her signing, mentioned that the fact that she would be getting long stretches of time off and not be working at a daily front burner pace was a deciding factor in being willing to sign a long-term contract with the show, which she hadn’t been willing to do before. Her children are still children, she has directed and released (and traveled to promote) a feature film, and has several other irons in the fashion fire. She was not looking for a full time main-character job and would not have signed on if that’s what was being asked for her. Felicia and Mac are now supporting characters. I don’t like it since I came to be a huge GH fan in the 90s when they were front and center, but that’s sort of how soaps work–characters between 20 and 40 dominate and there are only a few slots for those older (Luke, Tracy) to stay front burner. I’m quite certain people in the 80s and 90s had a lot of thoughts (too bad there were no message boards then) on characters like Lesley, Steve, Audrey, Jessie, Lee, and Gail being pushed aside for young, glamorous newbies like…Laura, Luke, Anna, Felicia, Frisco, Lucy, Mac, etc. In fact, think of how most of those characters were introduced–as young things in characters who became immediately front burner with few, if any, connections to the existing canvas–exactly the thing we rail about today is exactly what someone would have thought about how Felicia was introduced, or Mac’s sudden younger brother, or how Laura suddenly takes over the show when her mother was the main character just a few years beofre. It’s the soap opera circle of life. Its how things work. In 20 years you won’t have the “new” Lauras or Felicias or Lukes if you don’t introduce them now. Now do I think GH is overcrowded and needs to thin the herd? Absolutely. But am I also aware that you can pay Sabrina, Felix, AND Britt (combined) for the price of one of the more expensive vets per episode? As you gain seniority, your salary goes up even as your ability to bring in and hold younger viewers (who are key to advertisers) goes down. That’s why soaps since the 70s have always gently slowed down the airtime for vets while promoting younger, cheaper talent–who often grow up to become the vets of the future. And to be fair–GH is a treasure trove of… Read more »

Dawn
Dawn

I can appreciate and understand what you’ve said about budgets and newbies being less expensive and necessary to the genre. I get it and I agree…I too remember newbies like Frisco/Fellicia! But that explanation falls short when RC and FV continue to bring in expensive, high profile talent from other shows instead of using the expensive, high profile talent that already exists at GH…our beloved vets. If you’re spending the big bucks, spend them on characters/stories we care about and want to see. Yes, they’ve jammed a smattering of aimless scenes in with vets we love…but there is no satisfaction in that for viewers. We want well told stories and a balance of vets and newbies. Not aimless scenes and dropped stories. As far as vets like Finola and Tristan choosing this type of back-burner direction for their characters…I’d love to read or see those interviews to get confirmation on that. If that’s true, that would explain the unexplainable to many fans….why Anna is barely being used and why Robert isn’t on at all. I know that is a huge source of frustration for me. I don’t envy FV and RC. I know it’s a crazy difficult job they have to do…I will continue to hope that things improve. I still care about GH and hope that it still has a lot of life left in it! Thanks for your reply. Always interesting to read other perspectives…

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well said– there is no way to write any soap that will please all the people all the time.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

BR, your thoughtful analysis is the most intelligent piece of writing that has been posted here in ages. Well said, and 100 percent accurate.

Tali
Tali

Well said Dawn!

Bren
Bren

Well stated! As for Frank & Ron ruining GH on purpose, I believe they are too arrogant to believe that their work could be anything other than brilliant. Just shows that they ignore the fans.

christy
christy

could he be Connie’s doctor? could he be kiki’s real dad? or Sam’s dad? could silas be kiki’s real dad…. or could silas be Sam’s dad? who knows? 🙂

Tali
Tali

I think you hit the nail on the head. I don’t watch GH, but just reading some bits and pcs of information I think Silas will be Kiki’s father. I guess Sam & Silas aren’t much on chemistry because I don’t read anything about it. My views of ME being “Silas” must be a fact – “Epic Fail”! Keep bringing on newbies tho’ so Silas gets lost in the shuffle like Robert Scorpio and just maybe we’ll get to see him return to OLTL as John McBain – a much better soap and a family waiting for him there – lol!!!

Brenda
Brenda

I think he should be KiKi Daddy so she’s not Michael s cousin problem solved !

Mary SF
Mary SF

Oh I am pretty darn sure KiKi and Micheal are not really related. No soap has gone down the incest road very long without either characters finding out they are related before they have sex, or characters finding out they are not related so they can. My guess Silas Clay is her real father.

Patrick
Patrick

With William deVry able to play bad so good,

Truth.

he’s all masculine sensual… reels imagination. let loose!

I remember him well from AMC. he penetrated your senses… you were on guard and wary of your inhibitions.

david
david

he is masculine. i would love to get on my knees and suck williams big fat cock.

su0000
su0000

Derek is an awesome actor!!
He will be a great addition to GH, and his character will bring us very exciting stories!!

Looking forward to what he will bring the canvas; he will rock it !!! ..

samantha
samantha

Great news he is one hot man. he is a terific actor. Gh needs to bring back robert scorpio.
_

mari r.r.em
mari r.r.em

AGREED !! WE NEED ROBERT BACK!

robin fletcher
robin fletcher

He is a welcome addition to any show. He is one of the best actors in TV history. Shame on all of you haters above. The vets are there and they get plenty of time, but a soap survives on a mix of vets and new blood. Boo.

Sandy
Sandy

Good boy, bad boy?— please make it as bad as you can be. It will raise the bar for so many other actors/actresses. Can’t wait for the evil deeds to happen.

Patti V
Patti V

No new contract characters needed, try using the established ones you already have, that have been with GH forever.

Yet another excuse not to show the characters that MADE GH to begin with, and turn them all into supporting recurring status characters.

RC & FV…why didn’t you just create a new soap since you hate GH so much you want to change it all. Obviously you can’t hear or don’t care what the fans want.

Here you go changing the history again. Now Connie has a boss? She has been her own since the beginning. I think you guys were hired to tank GH and get it cancelled. I can’t even watch the stupidity anymore, thanks for ruining almost every story on the canvas and turning it into a teen fantasy repetitive fairy tale that no one can even remotely believe.

BR
BR

Connie hasn’t owned Crimson since Manning Enterprises bought the loan she’d used to leverage her magazine.

jon
jon

This failing show does NOT need yet another new character! Down and down it goes…

k/kay
k/kay

A question for anybody who has the answer didn’t Tony Geary make the comment in an interview with TV Guide that the writers or whoever make a percentage off of creating a new character instead of writing for the vets? Or was I dreaming that? Because all the last 4 soaps seem to be doing that. I think it was the interview Michal Logan/TV Guide did with Geary, Jane Elliott and Kin Shriner.

BR
BR

Tony Geary did say that, but it’s not true. I work in the industry and am in the writer’s union (though I don’t work in soaps and never have). I checked out this rumor years ago–with the union that sets the terms for writers, their residuals, etc. which cannot be deviated from and it’s not true. It’s been so widespread that apparently even some actors believe it, but I can promise 100% that this is not true. Residuals work a very specific way and you get money only for the episodes you write when they air and a very few other circumstances. You do not get paid forever for episodes people write that have characters you created in them unless you still have some sort of official writers credit. I wish this rumor would go away since it is very destructive. Anyone inside the writer’s union can verify this by simply asking the right people, and a lay person could as well, probably, simply by contacting the right people at the union.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I did read that interview. & yes, not sure if it was that interview, but I remember that the writers, etc, do get a royalty for every new character they bring on canvas. Such a waste. General Hospital has a lot of great talent that are hardly involved in a storyline or that are on-air maybe once or twice a week.

Jackie Barton
Jackie Barton

It stinks/ Why not just give Spinelle and Johnny more air time and keep Connie…These are proven characters…… No wonder soaps are leaving the air.

BR
BR

Both actors who played Johnny and Spinelli have voluntarily gone off contract…Brandon Barash voluntarily left the show (his choice) and Bradford Anderson went off contract (his choice) to be able to test the waters to see what else is out there. And since both were in front-burner storylines at the time they chose to leave, I don’t think their issues were air time but being in their 30s and wanting to know if there were any other opportunities out there in film or primetime. That’s a reasonable thing for those actors and I won’t hold it against the show or even the actors for doing what’s right for them.

natalie
natalie

one more problem GH has losing two very great actors and bring on these others really, did the writers or who ever lose their minds Todd ,Franco and the other twisted ideas they have. Robin was coming back now what sge is not …we all know that if a body is not founf on a Soap that the chances of them alive is good BRING BACK JASON AS JASON!!!!!!!! and BRING BACK ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! these story lines are out of left field thats why the ratings are dropping!!!!if they are so bad then cancel the show NOW!!!!!!!!!!!! been a big fan for years and then things were not right on it anymore so I do not watch!

Iakovos
Iakovos

Please GH, reassur em that despite the excellent additions to cast of late — Maura West, William deVry — that there will be a post-anniversary stabilization of characters and plot. I understand the new economies and need to tell stories new ways but… we enjoy consistent plots with regular appearances by our core characters. These long absences with dangling story threads makes it unpleasant and not as interesting to watch each day. I love GH. It was the first soap for me back in the 1970s. With the anniversary, I was pumped to see so many past characters but either give them finality (of sorts) or use them. And please, do not follow the B&B formula of hiring top talent for cameos.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

Absolutely in agreement with you, well-said. Three days were spent having to watch Molly and Rafe dancing in the park in their prom attire. Really? Cute kids. But, I’d much rather see a story unfold that I can relate, too, not kissing cousins, not embryo implantation (Britt), not seeing someone get pregnant the night they miscarry, etc.

AJ
AJ

Wow you folks like to complain.

Linda Dowell
Linda Dowell

I LOVED him as Michael Cambias – I was sorry he was a bad guy on that one. Hope he’s not completely bad on GH – and I hope he’s Sam’s father – and I hope he ends up with Alexis – if he’s a good guy.

The thing that makes me sad – that he has to be involved with the departure of an excellent actress’ character.

Yes – Kelly Sullivan. I’ll never understand that decision – and I’ll never forgive it, new writing team.

The one little thought in the back of my head – is the new process of recreating GH into something completely new – with completely new people? I’d be nervous if I was the old guard.

L

mari r.r.em
mari r.r.em

YES ALEXIS NEEDS A NEW MAN SINCE SHAWN IS A HIRED KILLER IDONT UNDERSTAND WHY SHE HAD 2 KIDS WITH SONNY .. ICKK I LOVE KELLY(CONNIE0 I HOPE SHE STAYS

GRANTLOVER!!
GRANTLOVER!!

Alexis only had one kid with Sonny (which was enough). The other was with Sonny’s bro Rick Lansing.Never saw any chemistry between her & Shawn.
She needs new love!

Ces
Ces

I wish this show would stop adding new characters and use the powerhouses they have.. where on earth is Genie, Finola, Ian ?????? GH Is failing.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was hoping with Lukes illness the writers would have brought back Jack Wagner…Frisco and Jackie Zeman…Bobbi, who would race against time to help Luke find a cure and then Frisco could stick around longer as Maxis baby story unfolds, keep an eye on Britt, irritate Mac with his presence in PC, and make a nervous Felicia once again think twice about how she feels about him days before she and Mac are to wed. Now that Tony G. is off on his hiatus from the show here is another possible great storyline that fizzled for me.

mari r.r.em
mari r.r.em

ISNT LUKE LEAVING FOR GOOD??

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I absolutely agree with you. Veteran fans do not care or want to see these new faces in or around Port Charles. Let’s focus on the core characters and families.

Christy
Christy

I have to disagree with you. These sideline stories help the main characters – give them new faces and situations to get involved in. Usually the sideline stories are short lived or else they create something else. If it was just a set group of characters all the time, , with never a new character or situation, it would be boring.

I remember when Anna Devane and Robin were new to Port Charles… Thank God they did and look how many other characters and storylines they became involved with. So sometimes these new characters that pop up become beloved characters… but I’m sure back then people complained about ‘these new characters’ showing up.

Margot
Margot

Silas is much too young to be Sam’s father.

Lawrence
Lawrence

Too many new characters already, I could care less about this character.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I absolutely agree with you. Too many unnecessary new characters being introduced at once.

Beth CP
Beth CP

I’m echoing what some have already alluded to on this thread. While I have no quarrel with Mr. deVry’s abilities as an actor, I do question the need (as well as the budget concerns), to bring on another contract player when there are 31 currently on the roster and 26 (?) on recurring. The cast is bloated beyond what the canvas should realistically be holding. These multiple umbrella stories are just the type of thing that has viewers tuning out because the varying threads are dropped then picked up after a period of time during which one has forgotten where they left off. It also wreaks havoc with continuity and pacing. This “addiction” this regimne has for new characters and signing actors is going to be what does GH in, to say nothing of the less than stellar storytelling.

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I wish that the casting and writing team of General Hospital would hear our concerns about such a large cast. Most viewers do not want to see any more new faces in Port Charles. Please focus on our veteran actors and actresses and relatable storytelling. It is hard to get invested with a character, couple, or storyline when the tween/teen/young adult scene are running around Port Charles practically every day.

carla
carla

He ia a great actor but if too many new characters keep being written the show will be un re cognizable.

Lisa M.
Lisa M.

Could it be Sam’s father. I know there is a storyline coming up regarding that.

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

Is he playin SAMMATHA MCCALL FATHER?

Or is he playing the love intrest of SAM?

Or is he playing the love intrest of CARLY ANNA or AVA?

leanna
leanna

general hospital is getting ridiculous. they should just cancel gh. i hate to say this. but thats how i feel. the ratings are fallen. viewers have had enough. cancel gh replace it with a talk show. meredith vierra has a new talk show in the works. we need more talk shows on abc. too expensive to produce soaps on abc. days of our lives is rocking. better ratings than gh. gh will be cancelled early next year. i know that for a fact. i know people close to me. that work for abc. they want gh gone. just end the soap already. days of our lives and bold and the beautiful are the only soaps, that are hot now. one life to live and all my children will be cancelled. sooner than you think. abc made the right call. in cancelling one life to live and all my children. sorry im honest. thats my own opinion.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yaba! Yaba! Yaba! Goo-ba! Doo-Doo! My comment makes as much sense as yours!!! You say they should just cancel GH then go on and say they are early next year! So, if its true? you wouldnt need to make that remark in your first sentence…i think you just like to stir up things to get some idiot to respond to you. Well, the jokes on you! Im the only idiot who will respond!!!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

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Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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