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Y&R Alum Robert Adamson Temporarily Replaces Chad Duell As General Hospital’s Michael

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Beginning on today’s episode of GH, look for former Y&R cast member, Robert Adamson (Ex-Noah Newman) to step in for Chad Duell in the role of Michael Corinthos.

Adamson appeared on The Young and the Restless from 2012-2020. The role of Noah is currently being played by Rory Gibson.

In story, Michael and Willow are battling Nina for visitation rights to their son, Wiley, which has taken several twists and turns and aired some dirty laundry.

Cameron Mathison (Drew, GH) told SOD on Adamson’s performances: “He came in to some big, heavy days and Robert did a great job. He’s a fun guy with a really good attitude.”

Look for Duell to be out for several episodes.  On Instagram live, Chad revealed his temporary departure was Covid-related expressing: “I’m good.. I’ll be back filming next week. Was covid related. Robert did great.”

So, what do you think of Adamson coming to bat for Duell as Michael Corinthos on GH? Comment below.

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Well, I’ll be happy to see Robert again; he was a very likeable Noah on Y&R. I do wish he had a nicer character to play. Michael has become a spiteful, judgmental, hypocritical jerk, and he’s dragged Willow down to his level.

Nope! Bring back Chad Duell! Chad’s performance as Michael is vastly underrated. He is Michael, the complex son of three crazy families. Chad and Katelyn have amazing chemistry and I love their love story. Temp recasts have been a thing with covid, but hope this one is very short.

He is coming back. No need to wish it. Hint. It’s in the article

Too bad. I can’t stand Michael,and Chad’s portrayal makes him seem even more like a self-entitled spoiled brat. Robert brings an air of affability to the role.


I agree, there’s only one Michael. I wish Chad a speedy recovery.

This is getting out of hand. It’s bad enough that Parasite Nina is eating up the whole show, but with all these temp hires, it’s hard to know who she’s stealing the air time from one day to the next. I don’t see how GH is going to get any Emmy nominations next year when the temp hires are playing out all the storylines that would normally go on their nomination reels.

No need to worry about nominations as it’s highly unlikely the Duell, Monaco, Coloma or Wactor would score a nom. Similar to Lindsay Hartley, Adamson made me pay attention to Michael for the first time in a long while.

How is Nina eating up the whole show while Carly is the monster who ate Port Charles? She’s inserted into every storyline.

She has a huge appetite, she never gets her fill!

Another temporary replacement? Is it because of Covid, substance abuse problems or bad behavior? They are really having a rough time over there.

He should still be playing Noah on Y&R… I’m not sure why they recast the role, but the new actor playing Noah is boring, one-note and the writing has been terrible for the character. Plus, Robert looks like a young Joshua Morrow, and fit the role perfectly.

I agree completly,

I agree, Jimmy. NuNoah looks lost all the time, as if he doesn’t belong. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him smile—So melancholy– he belongs in an Emily Bronte’s novel.

Now Celia, I’m holding out hope that if Noah finally gets a story with Jack’s granddaughter, we’ll see more of his gorgeous smile. I really like the actor; the scripts are burying him. Not that he’d be a bad Heathcliff either, though I’ve grown unpopular in my book club when saying that Cathy and Heathcliff are actually both destructive villains in WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Different strokes, eh? That’s the fun of a free country!

“Wuthering Heights”— one of my faves in High School—I always thought Heathcliff was hot!! His morose, savage-like attitude, who held disdain for “what is/was” was such a break from the norm— the Dark Prince made his own rules, civility be damned!!
I absolutely agree that Noah is gorgeous—no doubt about it. But, thanks to the writers, he mopes around with nowhere to go. So far, he serves no purpose. Nonetheless, as yourself, I do hope we will see some action with a storyline worth his mettle.

Celia, have you seen the PBS version of WUTHERING HEIGHTS, from about 2009? A faithful adaptation starring Brit actor Tom Hardy. He’s cold as ice but exudes a real raw sexuality as Heathcliff. Not exactly handsome but perfect casting. Worth a rental..

Gotcha; Soaphound–I wasn’t aware there even was an adaptation of that stellar novel—–sometimes looks aren’t everything,albeit that’s what firstly attracts….

It’s a pleasant change–I do not like Michael, nonetheless, it is odd not seeing Chad—-we become accustomed to a certain actor, I guess.
Aside—Esme is a pro femme-fatale. Creepy girl. She wanted to break him and Ava up and she succeeded!! But Nikolas? Weak man!! I said it way back when this would happen–voila’!! Can’t keep it in his pantalone. Another Cassadine has been created, mayhap? Esme is set for life.
Also—I felt so badly for Nina—what happens now? Nina will get in a car accident and Willow shares here rare blood type?
Will Carly disclose the truth or spitefully repay Nina tit for tat?

Agree about Esme (evil) and Nikolas (weak). I don’t feel sorry for Nina – she’s had many chances to do the right thing, and didn’t; Sonny bears some of the blame as well, for siding with her time and time again. I think whatever made Willow pass out previously will come back as some disease needing a blood transfusion, and Nina will be the only one able to donate.

Yes—I had intimated the same thing when Willow fainted ( weeks ago) . Now, either Willow will get worse or Nina will get into a car crash. One way or another, a blood transfusion will be in order.
You’re right, I should not feel pity for Nina, but albeit this is a soap, the reality of losing a child is omnipresent for me. To Nina, not being able to see her gradson, her dead daughter’s child, is a death sentence—-especially for the fact that she never “knew” her daughter as her child.
As far as Carly ( I resent and dislike her with a passion), is she any better than Nina? She is playing God. And, her background “ain’t” so pristine—considering her criminal acts and soul—let’s not forget her mother was a prostitute. So, calling the kettle black is soooo misplaced.
Sonny is a joke; not worth or worthy to be discussed.

Hey, PDR–as an after-thought, Esme will sleep with Spence—what are the chances she’ll get pregnant as a result? Who’s the baby daddy?

Celia, my friend, here’s my problem with this. First, what Nikolas did is EXACTLY WHAT Sonny just did. If you’re five minutes late, he’s gonna boink someone else. Nikolas is OVER for me now. Next, I like Rory for Trina but I think she’ll choose Spencer when all is revealed. A baby? Of course and who cares right? So..I’m just gonna get frustrated over this entire setup. Or…maybe heartbroken Ava will console herself with heartbroken Rory..she does like ’em young and well-built. More power to her!

You are a breath of fresh air–as usual, you put a smile on my face. Right you are, “who cares?”.
Esme plays the evil witch well, but she “ain’t no siren”.
I have always said this about both male and female actors—couples bicker ( or whatever) and the next thing, he, she or both will indubitably end up in someone else’s bed. Mamma mia!!
Who hasn’t slept with whom? They all know each other in the biblical sense. Daughters/stepfathers and vice versa—sisters-in-law–brothers-in-law—etc.
The most ridiculous premise of them all is heartthrob, Sonny!! NOT!!

Celia, what astonishes me is the brainwashing the writers perform regarding Sonny’s “appeal” to women. Chase, Dante, Drew, Curtis…are all decent guys and don’t just sleep with anything with a pulse. But Sonny Corinthos, THE MAN, is just irresistible to the ladies and will mate with ANYONE, even Ava! What nonsense.

Soaphound, oh judicious one!!—Sonny is passe’–his persona, his social status, his virility and everything else which molded the pernicious Sonny Corinthos, is now a nonentity scrambling to break out of his very fragile and useless shell.
So, if I may give my opinion, I think the writers are running out of plots to keep him relevant.
However, in the long-run, said writers only make Sonny look like a fool.
Surprisingly, considering his lascivious lifestyle, Sonny has not incurred any sexually transmitted diseases. Just sayin’.

Good to see Robert Adamson, but what’s up with the cast of GH?

Nice to see Robt.Adamson today but glad he’s not 0laying Michael full time. It would be hard to despise him , he’s such a cutie.
It will really drive Mikey nuts when he finds out that Nina is Willow’s real mother. I wonder how the visitation thing will work? Will Nina get to see Wiley automatically or will they have to go before a judge again?

Always liked him on restless hard to take on a high profile role but gh aka the Maurice b show is the only soap I don’t watch but can someone explain what in the world is going on over there

Apparently some on Twitter were hoping that Robert would take over the role permanently.

Off subject I watched y &r today and well I am done will never watch again I was embarrassed with the acting of a certain actress it was horrible! Kudos to bringing Susan Walters back she looks great and her acting is understated! Keep her ! Wish them well but I can’t watch this show implode

I’ll say it, Phyllis, the slut of Genoa City. I wouldn’t ordinarily say this, but poor Jack!

Phyllis was as awkward as someone trying to dance to a drum solo. But yes, love Diane. That actress is aging naturally and beautifully. She has a great smile.

I would have been so embarrassed for her if she was someone I knew, and awkward would be too kind for her. She’s pathetically desperate to show Diane she has someone that wants and loves her, how sad. She scared Jack the way she yelled and screamed, back at his house, I wished her daughter could have seen her in action.I am liking the “new” Diane if she’s being sincere, but I remember the old Diane. Yes, she is looking good, puts someone else to shame no matter how far she sticks her chest out.

I love Michelle; therefore, as unreasonable as I may sound, Phyllis is one spucy character, even at her age—I hope to still keep my spunk, personality and attraction at her age!! More power to her. She plays her part superlatively.
Jack? He’s suddenly the holier-than-thou man!! He was dispicable back in the day, as my grandmother puts it. He was BAD–so bad he made Phyllis look like Alice in Wonderland. People also forget how ” pungent” Lauren was—especially towards Traci.

No nobody has forgotten MS has forgotten whatever she learned in the day she was great now she phones it in and PB has never been Jack for this viewer go back and see tapes of Terrry Lester he took no prisoners he was Jack Abbott ! Yes Lauren was the bad girl she has been side lined but whatever they are paying Stafford is way too much

We are strictly talking about the character of Jack. Not the actor. Jack was a questionable dude. He actually left Victor, in his office, for dead. I will admit it. I do not like the character. Stafford follows a script, I’m assuming—and she’s acting it to the hilt. My opinion , and I do respect yours, Kay.

Oh Celia, I agree. Michelle is the only life on that show right now. Everyone else seems to be on “depressed” mode. And Diane is singlehandedly ruining every episode for me. Do we really need her AND Ashland Locke? They’re basically the same character, aren’t they? And both Jack and Kyle are falling/going to fall for her molasses-drenched apologies. Can’t tolerate her!

Couldn’t agree with you more, Soaphound. Believe it or not, I have been watching this show since pre-school, while my grandmother was babysitting me and my siblings.
I don’t remember much of it, until Nick and Sharon became an item. I was so infatuated with Nick—
Those were the days of soaps—When Michelle joined the cast, she was not a very likable character, yet I loved her from the onset.
Finally, she was “baptized” and redeemed. I’ve never liked the idea of her with Jack–he’s a dork. Surprisingly, Stafford is not appreciated as the talent she really is.
Furthermore, as much as nuNina appropriated the character well ( It took me a long while to accept her), Michelle’s representation of the “many facets of Nina” is insurmountable.

If you think screaming yelling and slinging hands is acting then ok but I am done with her over paid and awful I am heart sick over a actress I once respected and it is not personal ! Walters was Dianne she was the right age etc ! Just please put Sharon and Nick together they are the future

As my husband says if you have to try that hard to be sexy then you have a priblem

Bergman is a nice guy but he was and will never be Jack Abbott ! Now could they get back to Sharon and Nick the couple that should have been leading this soap ! Their love should lead story!

I like him better.

Me too, Michaela.

Turns out it was Covid related.

I hate it, I mean I get why they unfortunately have to do it, and I’m sure money is behind it. Its funny but not funny but almost half the cast has had to be recast for one thing or the other, and in certain cases ruin the story, as was the case with when Alexis had to be replace just as Harmony went all crazy and tried to kill her. its hard to keep count especially with GH who seems to need to this a lot. Its ironic that the show with the largest cast in daytime has to resort to this. spread the love give other people air time or more airtime if that’s the case but stop already with this temp recast, whose next ? Laura? Sonny? Caryly? Anna? would GH even try to temp recast them?? I know money is the culprit but damn figure something else already.

Robert Adamson is a handsome man plus–
I will enjoy looking at him 😉
I have a wish–
Get rid of Cameron Mathison/Drew–
I can’t tolerate him, a stomach turner-
hhhmmm I hope we won’t have to wait until Christmas
for Willow to find out Nina is her Mother–
Silas is her father???
A vampire father?????
if so cool–

Long time, SusieQ—you took the words right out of my mouth . I do not like Mathison from his hair down to his toes and back again to the sounds coming out of his bouche, called a voice.
Speaking of Willow—can’t stand her either, albeit I do believe the writers are giving her this virago-personality to create tension and suspense until the storyline reaches its climax–that is, finding out Nina is her mother.
Willow is a cheater and I abhor every kind of cheater. Everywhichway!!!!!

Celia, tell me how you REALLY feel. And Amen to it. I used to like Willow and now she’s as intolerable (and intolerant) as her Malice Mike. I can see Michael down the road, haranguing Diane into “unparenting” Willow because of the Nina connection. And Carly! Still berating Brad for withholding a child’s parentage while she crumbles the DNA report on Nina & Willow? I can’t even look at her anymore!

I never liked Carly, Soaphound—As I said to PDR above, Medusa-Carly is playing God—it is within her character to be maliciously spiteful, after-all. All this fury over Sonny? Oh Lordy Lord. Heaving….
However, regardless of what Nina did, Wiley is her grandchild and Carly is dictating this little boy’s life and everyone else’s close to him. I hope Carly gets hers–stomp, stomp!!
Aside—about the new guy Cody–Please, oh please–he needs a bra–with underwire– Poor Britt!! LOL.

Thanks for saying it, Celia. I wish I had! The guy looks like the short, stocky type, thin-lipped, lousy hair, grungy beard…what are they thinking? Are these the same folks who hired Josh S. as Chase? Britt deserves so much, well, more.

I KNOW, Soaphound!!! I guess we’re too spoiled? Our guys are too gorgeous to be true? LOL.
seriously, why show the actor’s torso? Are they blind? So wrong for Britt—because this is where the theme is headed. She is so pretty and statuesque–why stick this gnome on her? Bring Jason back. At least, he looks hard!! Now, now, Soaphound—calm down. No pun intended. I’m a bad girl!!

Speaking of bad, Celia, on Thursday’s episode when Chase was gazing at BrookLynn and he smiled that angelic smile while the lights picked up his gorgeous hair, I got weak in the knees…while lying down. Now THAT’S a leading man, not Dante’s stunted buddy. That beard should have a health warning attached.

Oh, I know, Soaphound!!–Chase is what a peferct man looks like—no one has the right to look so good—that face, that hair, that body!! Perfetto!!

Now, now. We are just assuming they are going to sic him on Britt. He’s got this competitive thing with Dante who already knows this and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him pursue Sam, who’d knock him on his ass….I hope!

Celia- Soaphound —
I have one thing to say- lol
Carly and Micheal have destroyed Nina for not telling them Sonny was alive–
Carly is doing much the same by not telling Williow that Nina is her mother–
It’s an even-up…
But that will most likely be ignored–
And–Willow has a hidden evil in her–
Nel and Willow are offspring of Silas a vampire, correct???

Silas wasn’t a vampire. His twin brother Caleb was a vampire. And yeah, that’s about all I remember about that stupid story.

Nina’s a parasite, but not a literal bloodsucker…. at least as far as I know.

Satan..yes! thanks for straightening that out for me.
I now remember..
I like Nina..Carly is way more irritating lol
I believe you will be seeing Willow down there–
she has a silent evil, yup..
Esme has way overrun her vengeful story-
I hope that story is soon to end.
I still think Nikolas is playing a game on her, and
I’d like Victor to get involved to pick up the lagging story.-

As Satan said, Silas’ brother was the vampire, SusieQ—no matter, I guess ; it’s in their genes/DNA–
Since Carly has this super-swelled head/ego, she should be the better person and fess up!! Do as I say and not as I do. That’s Carly and most of the ‘elite’ in Port Charles. If truth be known, they are all bourgeois with no morals. Neanderthals did not last, right?

Soaphound…Carly has been so angry and vindictive over Nina withholding info that Sonny was still alive in Nixon Falls. Yet it’s okay for Carly to withhold the DNA report on Willow, which takes away what Nina wants most…her bio child. Especially since Nina blames Carly for Nelle’s death. Carly is a self serving hypocrite amongst other of her “charming” attributes,

Rose– right on! I agree with you 100% – you nailed it 🙂

Oh Rose, I can’t even look at Carly anymore. What a phony! No wonder where Michael the Malicious gets his twisted outlook on life. But..I can’t wait for Willow to unravel and see Mikey kick her to the curb. Let’s just hope she steers clear of Chase; she had her chance.

If Satan or someone hasn’t already told you , Silas was not a vampire. It would take forever to tell you the history of him when he was on their other show Port Charles, and a little carried over to GH when they canceled that show. There’s loads of history if you can Google it.

What’s rather annoying is Silas Clay, barely a blip in GHs long history, has more bio children (3) than:
Steve Hardy
Lee Baldwin
Robert Scorpio
Mac Scorpio
Tony Jones
Ned Quartermaine

What’s more ridiculous is all three of his spawn have been in relationships with Michael. His curse has already killed 2 of them. We’ll see how long Willow survives.

Right you are, Violet dear. And might I add…all incarnations, vampire, Silas Clay, Finn…are equally dull.

As far as I’m concerned, if Chad ever had to leave the role for whatever reason, Robert could take over very easily. He had me won over just watching his portrayal of the character on his first day!!

I agree, James. So much more human and likeable…not just making silly-tough poses.

I get that soap fans are passionate and loyal but this idea that everything has to be perfect all the time is unreasonable. I’m just glad to see GH hanging in there. They’ve weathered through COVID and rise to the occasion with excellent recasts when needed. All the endless dragging of the show should stop. Either roll with the temporary changes or take a break and tune out.

I was never a fan of Robert Adamson. BUT, Y&R never wrote any good stories for him. Chad will be back. Keep Robert and have him play Morgan.

Now there’s an idea I like, Timmm.

Please let Morgan remain dead.

Duell looks like he could be Sean Kanan’s son.
Adamson looks like he could be Billy Warlock’s son.
Both AJs are covered.

Chad Duell’s return today makes me miss R.A all the more. I don’t care how badly some people dislike Sonny but for this man brat to sit there, calmly telling Drew how he wants to “kill” his father, knowing full well that Sonny would kill anyone for him or one of his siblings. God, when did they decide to make Michael such a rotten person, if anything he’s been worse since he’s been with Willow.
Another thing, please can someone tell me horse stables are really like that these days. I saw no straw or whatever in the “stall” for the horse’s use. At first I thought they had the animal in the living room.
Thirdly, speaking of horses, did Carly’s hair look even worse than usual? Looked like someone had dumped a pile of straw on her head and called it a day. Someone that dislikes her.

Violet, that horse “stable” was a real trip. I kept waiting for Mr. Ed there to start griping about horse abuse. And Michael? He just casts a pall of hatred and depression over the whole proceedings. He and his mother have a special place in pariah hell reserved for them. And Willow is soon to follow.

Kind of feeling sorry for Ned these days, but if he’s going to get stomped on, I guess he’s in the right place, ha.

Violet…Coincidentally noticed Michael/Chad has really changed since the end to his real life, quickly marriage, and long relationship before that to Sally Spectra/Courtney Hope.

Maybe you are right. I never noticed the change until you brought it to our attention. It makes sense how someone’s private life can effect your professional life, especially acting.

Boy must be lack of news that we keep getting all this old stuff. I just read that Robert Adamson will be back again the middle of July. Maybe Chad had a relapse.

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