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116 July 31st, 2015 Back and on Contract: Rebecca Budig Returns To General Hospital!

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Watch out Liz, Nikolas, Sam, Jake, Patrick, and the gang, Hayden Barns is about to wake up out of her coma and spring back into action, which is great news for Rebecca Budig fans, and those of General Hospital.

The former All My Children star who received rave reviews for her first-go round in Port Charles a few months ago, is back with the ABC soap opera and on contract!

In story, Hayden took a bullet from Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) hit man after coming to tell Jake (Billy Miller) that he is really Jason Morgan! But with her about to wake up, will her memory be foggy? Will she pick up where she left out? Will she still hit the sheets with Nikolas while blackmailing him? Or, perhaps could she end up being Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) love interest, if Sam (Kelly Monaco) winds up back in the arms of Jason after all is said and done?  It’s an intriguing romantic twist to ponder.

Budig told Soap Opera Digest on her return in this week’s issue on newsstands now: “Now we can develop Hayden more, and I’m excited to find out who she really is and all of that kind of stuff.”

Glad to hear Budig’s back and on contract?  Who would you like to see Hayden paired with romantically: Nikolas, Patrick or someone else?  Comment below!

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  1. JasonIsAlive! says:

    Yes! Yes! Yes! I adored Hayden and i’m so happy to have Rebecca back on my TV screen. I hope the writers make her a Quartermaine. Tracy’s daughter anyone?

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    Timmm replied

    OMG that would be great!

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  2. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    She shouldve been Sarah Webber or a recast Britt…i find Hayden a rather undeveloped character…and i hope she isnt the one who tells Jason who he is…let someone else like Sam or Monica figure it out or have Laura, Liz or Nik tell him!!!…Off topic: had a cancer scare and learned im doing fine and cancer free…still feeling somewhat unwell so there are more follow ups to come…

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    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Jimh(leave it to beaver),

    I am so happy for you that you are cancer free. I hope everything else comes back negative. I can kind of relate to what you are going as I get older myself. One nagging ache and pain turns into something else and you think you have something worse when oftentimes it is something less severe. The body and the mind really has a way of messing with us in the form of stress and phantom pains.

    I love your commentary and wish you the best of luck. Your posts are always so mature and well thought out. :-)

    PS – I agree she was miscast. They should have utilized the characters they already had fleshed out and cast her as one of those instead of another new character. Cest la vie.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks…

    vinman replied

    Great news!!!!well wishes to you!

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    su0000 replied

    Jimh !!
    great news !! you go! :)

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks su and vinman…so far so good…hope follow up also brings good news!!!

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    Lew S. replied

    jim, That is always a good move. I will keep you in my prayers.

    Lew S. replied

    Great news!! Congrats!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks Lew and Fanny…to be on the safe side im still going for a second opinion…

    CeeCee replied

    Awww, sorry, jimh….scary stuff, my friend. Chin up ….feel better…glad you’re cancer free. I have a hard time saying the word.
    As you say, it would be great if Monica figured out that Jake is really her son….her mother’s instinct gives her the power to sense ‘something’. It’s a fait accompli….Liz be ‘darned’ !!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Thanks CeeCee…i think i might get a second opinion…my throat has been soar for over two months plus other concerns…but im staying positive!!!

    CeeCee replied

    @jimh.
    Yes, jimh. We will pray…life can be a B.

    Fanny replied

    Mazel Tov jimh….. I will say a little prayer.

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    Timmm replied

    Godspeed Jimmy!

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    Shay replied

    Best wishes for a continued clean bill of health and full recovery from whatever ails you, jimh! You are a treat and a treasure here at MFSoaps, and we need you around for the long haul! Take care!

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  3. Kathy says:

    Really we needed another writer pet newbie instead or focusing on vets?

    How long till there are no core GH characters that built the show in favor of newbies with HW’s that will shove them down our throats

    Ava
    Kiki
    Franco
    Silas
    Hayden
    Nina

    Shaking head-this show is going to be no better with these writers than it was with RC

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    Justin replied

    Sadly, you’re right Kathy. This is not a good sign of what’s to come if the new writing regime wants a new character with no ties put on contract. I’m so disappointed.

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    Kathy replied

    Me too I was hoping for more focus on vets not the pets

    I will say though the new writers continuation of RC’s pets isn’t going to raise the ratings or demos & I will be ticked off if the soap I’ve watched for 20+ years is cancelled because of it

    Sheri replied

    This storyline is still Ron’s! The new writers don’t take over until August 11. For pete’s sake be patient!

    Justin replied

    Ok thanks Sheri. I didn’t realize that. I just assumed that since Ron was gone and they’re giving Rebecca a contract, it was a definite thing.

    Chrystie Delancey replied

    Well “Silas” will be gone soon (sad for Michael Easton, but I think a window is opening here for him).

    Franco, the character, and the “actor” that originated the stupid character in the first place is just an abomination. Ever since the Sony leak and the callous remarks by the wealthy James Franco and Seth Rogan poking fun at the employees whose information was hacked (I am one of them), I have lost ALL respect for these two who only care about themselves. If anyone doubts this, just read about the emails wherein Rogan refused to change the script to that stupid movie that started the whole thing.

    Moreover, this got me to thinking about how James Franco all but ruined GH because HE wanted to be on a soap and how that regime bent over backwards for this person at the expense of a great show and cast.

    The character of Franco needs to be decimated once and for all!

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    Timmm replied

    I hate James Franco. I hate Franco and I hate Seth Rogan. All that JF did was make a mockery of the show!

    Christy replied

    Only liked him on the first spiderman…

    However I love our current Franco!

    Tim replied

    The new writing team doesn’t take over until Aug 10,so putting Rebecca on contract was probably Ron and Frank’s idea.

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    Harry replied

    It was Frank’s doing. Frank is like a kid in a toy store and he wants to buy it all.
    The problem is that it’s hard to write for so many characters.
    GH needs to exercise birth control.

    su0000 replied

    Most all the old vets are gone, left or retired..
    This is what is actively left of the veteran cast;

    Tracy- had a major story /recently /ongoing with Dillion & Paul
    Lulu- is in a upfront story / ongoing
    Dante- is in a upfront story / Ongoing
    Elizabeth- in a major story / ongoing
    Nikolas- in an upfront story / ongoing
    Sonny- in a story / ongoing
    Carly- in a story / on going
    Patrick- in a story about to get upfront
    Sam- in a story about to get upfront
    Maxie is on weekly
    Michael and Morgan in stories
    Monica simi retired in again with 2 Jakes
    Anna is on her way back
    Alexis and Julian are on off time..

    It is obvious the vet cast are all active..

    Newer cast;
    Jake/Jason .. most All the vets in the story
    Felix and Brad.. not much screen time
    Valery in the story with 2 vets
    Sabrina in with vet Michael
    Nathan in with vet Maxie
    Ava in with vets Sonny, Morgan, big baby Avery story upcoming
    Julian is with vets Alexis and Sonny
    The newer cast are giving the vets stories and vis versa, in with them, same screen time.

    Nina and Franco my favorites/magic !

    other come in and out, no big deal

    Matilda replied

    Well that’s the thing, not much has changed and it won’t. Frank is still here and the first piece of news since RC got fired is that another supposed “soap star” has been given a contract on GH, playing a character that has no ties to the canvas or history. Just more of the same.

    Yes the writing has been awful; all plot, ooc characters and holes you could drive a truck through. But it isn’t the only problem. GH fans want GH. They aren’t interested in these actors from other soaps and ratings have backed that up time and time and again. The only time ratings have ever shown a significant surge in the last three years, it was due to vet returns, nods to history and some polar vortex.

    Budig is signed, the show now is chock full of Franco, Nina and Ava. It is the definition of insanity; keep doing the same exact thing and expect a different result. New writers are not going to dramatically change things if they are writing for these characters and actors. GH fans aren’t coming back for them and new viewers are not tuning in for them.

    Shay replied

    @Kathy….”Vets not pets!” Superbly put!!!! I’m so glad that I’m not alone in my revulsion for the return of this mouthy, meddlesome minx…she’s totally unnecessary and unwelcome as far I’m concerned. May she be the last remnant of the “Ron C” era to curse Port Charles! (August 11th cannot come soon enough……)

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    Timmm replied

    SHAY, how dare you! You will fall for Hayden, just you wait! Hayden is better than Sappy and Val chops combined!

    Michael replied

    Did anyone consider that Rebecca Buddig was put on contract and brought back to the show long before RC was given the ax and certainly before the new head writer’s were hired by ABC? You all have to realize that the show is taped 6-8 weeks in advance, which means that RB could have already been taping her scenes by the time ABC ax’ed RC and hired the new writers.

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    Kathy replied

    Hmmm how shall I put this-I don’t care when she was put on contract

    I care that yet again a newbie is coming on AND that newbie already has an in with a writer that shoved her down the AMC viewers throats-I don’t care for that to happen again

    I would just like better story telling for the over bloated cast we already have

    And to all telling me they don’t take over until Aug 10th I am aware but surely you remember Jean has been back at GH for a while overseeing scripts so if you think she’s not already putting her stamp on things you’d be wrong

    Also they at most film 8 weeks out-but after 3 weeks dark they’ll be at 3-4 this is per the actors from an event I attended-in fact they said the most they think they’ve ever been is 6-7 weeks out

    So I’d say that coming back off a dark week where RC had already been let go but no announcement had been made changes are already occurring & will continue for a while until their vision & stories take hold

    Timmm replied

    Kathy, a lot of characters had to start out new. I see what your saying but Rebecca is a mega talent and I see her being around for years if thats what she wants. The others you listed can jump in the harbor!

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    Shay replied

    Me thinks not, Timmm! Moreover, to say that Hayden is better than Sappy and Val-Chops combined is certainly damning her with faint praise, indeed!!! Like WHO isn’t???? LOL. I just think RB’s return is very poorly timed….enough people already know the truth about Jason’s true identity, hence, her contributions are hardly needed at this point, and I, for one, am not enthralled by her vulgar vixen act…Her return simply rubs salt in the fresh wound of losing Michael Easton…it’s like the casting merry-go-round continues without a break to see what the new writing team is about to unveil. (I really want to see them as unencumbered as possible with the Ron C leftovers that just didn’t take.) What’s really needed is a serial killer or epidemic storyline to clear the decks so that this soap ship can finally be righted!!!!!

  4. Erick says:

    Awesome! Breath of fresh air amidst all the seriousness.

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  5. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    Not only is it excellent news that Rebecca Budig is back at General Hospital, it is even more incredible that she’s back and on contract this time! What was likely meant to be a short-term role, turned into something that is meant to be explored more than it has been! And I think Rebecca is a great addition to the cast, and I cannot wait to see how the new regime settles into developing Hayden Barnes as a vital part of the cast!

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    Justin replied

    at the expense of how many characters that we actually know and care about. Nothing against Rebecca, I think she’s great, but just not a character I want to see.

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    su0000 replied

    Hayden will bring Nikolas and Patrick upfront..
    She will be involved with vets therefor they have more screen time too ..
    of course we don’t know how the 2 new writers will write her.. maybe they will make Hayden a big snore..

    rebecca1 replied

    Su…vets don’t need and shouldn’t need newbies to give them more screen time. A soap centered around core friends and famies…their lives, entanglements, adventures, romance, crime, ect..,is all it takes. In my opinion soaps draw us in because we form an attachment to these people while we suspend our disbelief. GH is a carousel…keeps bringing people on and kllling them off. I have fictional, emotional whiplash…”oh! Im so happy he-she is coming to GH”,,,”I’m so upset he-she is leaviing!” Repeat ten times…a month.

    Timmm replied

    Hayden may be newer but she already is connected to main characters. Her and Nick were explosive together! I love this news!

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  6. Timmm says:

    CHRISTMAS IN JULY!

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    CeeCee replied

    Yes, Timmm. I am so happy about this. All I can say to Rebecca is: you go, Girl !!

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    Timmm replied

    Her and Nick tearing it up in bed was WOW! Plus, she has connections with Jason, Ric and maybe her and Patrick will connect?

    CeeCee replied

    Rebecca and Nik sizzled in bed. Those are the kind of love scenes that make one salivate…LOL.
    Too bad he had a hit on her…I don’t know how the new writers will rectify that? They’re great together.

    Elyssa replied

    Me too! I love Rebecca Budig. And I understand there are a lot of characters, but she is already tied to so many, and I like the Hayden character, there is a lot to explore. I personally would like to see her with Patrick, but I know that I am in the minority. I LOVE Scrubs, but Kimberly is not coming back for good reason, and Jason Thompson deserves a juicy and fun storyline.

    If not Patrick, then back to Nicholas, they had a ton of chemistry. I was a fan of Nayden, which is what I refer to them.

    Also another person said how about her being a quartermaine. That would be super awesome. I really think there is a lot they can do with her character. she is way better than some of the other newbies-Valerie springs to mind.

  7. Justin says:

    Nothing against Rebecca, but why, why, why? Who is this person and what possible ties does this character have to anyone on the canvas? We get further and further away from what is a recognizable General Hospital. This is yet another reason why this show is bleeding viewers.

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    Joe replied

    AGREED!!!!

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    Timmm replied

    I see your point but you have to hit the refresh button at some point. I would love if the show still had Rick Webber, Alan, Monica, Amy, Edward, Lila, ect but it just isnt possible. Hayden is a great foundation to build from and we dont even know her background yet?

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  8. Chris says:

    I would like her to be in romantic triangle with Patrick and Nicholas. Since Sabrina is pregnant in real life so if they write into the storyline Sabrina would be pregnant with Michael child and I hope they do.

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    Elyssa replied

    I like the way you think. I thought from the first mention of RB coming to GH that she would have great chemistry with Jason Thompson. The idea of a romantic triangle is awesome!

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  9. Aden says:

    So we dont have enough stupid women sniffing around Jason….Sam, Liz, Carly, etc…we need another nobody circling too? I hope this was one of Ron’s last “brilliant” ideas, and this character and story will be kiboshed.

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    Sandy replied

    Sorry to disagree that she is a nobody. She is certainly an accomplished actress whom I have watched on AMC for years.

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    Robyn replied

    Get over yourself soaps need the best talent they can get at this point and Rebecca Budig is just that.

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    Elyssa replied

    Excellent point, and I totally agree!

    CeeCee replied

    Stupid women???? C’mon!

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    Timmm replied

    Rebecca has talent and class. Calling someone stupid would exclude you!

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Lol…he was referring to the GH women ” characters”…not the actresses. Although I must protest, too… Sam is far from stupid! Lol….relax, people.

  10. Engrady Pind says:

    Giving Hayden amnesia can give the writers the opportunity to redeem this blackmailing bad girl and make her palatable. I thought the actress would have made a marvelous recast of Robin Scorpio.

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    Elyssa replied

    I also thought that would be a great move, but I think no actress would be accepted as Robin re-cast. Kimberly is that character and I think there would be a huge backlash, and the network knows it. Smart to move on having Patrick with another, rather than recast Robin.

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  11. Sandy says:

    My prayers have been answered, Rebecca is back. If she was paired up with Patrick it would be a deep relationship. If she was with Nicholas, she could be his evil partner. Either man she ends up with, Rebecca will knock her scenes out of the park if she is given good storylines.

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    Elyssa replied

    I could not have said this any better. I think that it would be fun to explore Patrick and Hayden!

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  12. Loretta Corrine says:

    I agree with the fans,Why are they putting new faces on, they have no meaning to GH. We’re never going to see GH back the way it was.this Nina/Franco/Kiki story.At least we’re getting Christina Corrintos back an we have Laura too. At least u have Sunny an Carly together finally. I really hope these new writers do something.

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  13. Dan says:

    I love Rebecca and Hayden. but just to make it better they should make her Macs daughter. tie her into the canvas AND give Mac a storyline.

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    CeeCee replied

    I like that, Dan. …kill two birds etc…..use a newbie and a vet…..everybody happy? LOL.

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    Dan replied

    Yes, exactly! LOL. We will get a Felicia in there too…she’s shocked but supportive and treats her as her own. I would love it.

    CeeCee replied

    @Dan.
    See? Everybody HAPPY!!!!

    Timmm replied

    Luv it!

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  14. carol says:

    The existing actors are totally underused. I absolutely am disappointed in this decision to bring in yet another character with no history.

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    Ces replied

    I agree.

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  15. jeremy says:

    I love Rebecca, welcome back and may you destroy some lives :) this town needs a Baddy Girl!!

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  16. Robyn says:

    YES, YES, YES…..thrilled Rebecca is back to be a part of a wonderful ensemble of actors!! Would love to see her involved with either Nik or Patrick. Nik might be tricky given the fact he thought nothing of killing her…..but they are good together. Patrick needs someone who will kick ass and let him know it!! This is great news and ALL GH fans and those wanting to see soaps survive should welcome such a pro and wonderful actress as Rebecca Budig!!!

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  17. rebecca1 says:

    Meh. Not thrilled. Wasnt intrigued by her or her character. Would rather they had used the salary they’re going to pay her to keep Michael Easton with a better storyline.

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  18. Cranco an no no says:

    Hey, I think Hayden is actually Robin with a new face and that she was going to reveal who she was when Shawn or someone else shot her!

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    Fanny replied

    I like the way you think!

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    CeeCee replied

    Hi, Fanny.
    Those of us who are familiar with Rebecca Budig, love her and her style. Again, TPTB ‘threw’ her into a vapid storyline…..how can anyone seriously take a liking to her? She wasn’t even on that long for her to use those honed skills. My point? I hope that this time around She will be given the role, this beautiful and talented actress, deserves.
    Fanny, I would like to take this opportunity a’ dire au revoir . Demain, je vais partir pour des vacances, en Europe.
    I will be chatting with you again in a few weeks. Stay cool, ma chere. A’ bientot.

    CeeCee replied

    Good one, Cranco! LOL.

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    Fanny replied

    @CeeCee…Your so right about Rebecca, she’s everything you said & more.
    CeeCee, passé de tres bonnes vacances toi et ta famille❗️

  19. Cranco an no no says:

    Maybe Hayden is actually a recast Robin with a new face!

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  20. Aria says:

    I’m so glad she’s back she really impress me and on contract even better.. Now I want to go on record and say I’ve been watching GH all my life since I was a little girl I remember watching before KM came on as little robin, I think it’s safe to say I’m a veteran GH viewer and I’ve never missed and episode and if I did it was cause of preemption or vcr didn’t work. I bring this up because I’m so tired of reading so many so call fans who just keep on whinning about the newbies taking up space or hating them just because they came from another soap , or hating the 3 oltl vet, enough already the oltl vets have been on GH for 3 freeking years they are no longer newbies or transfer or pets whatever the f*ck u wanna call them they are GH stars now and GH has plenty of GH vets, not everyone can have a storyline or be on contract so shut up already!!! And before you start with we are entitled to our opinion then let me just say ok but so am I and I like a lot of the newbies granted I know not everyone works but stop making it look like every GH vet viewer only wants to see GH vets …

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    Wil replied

    Thank you Aria! People seem to forget that Monica, Laura and even Elizabeth were newbies once. Let the writers write. Try to enjoy the ride. GH has to survive past the vets!

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    Fanny replied

    BRAVA❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️❗️

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    Rebecca1 replied

    I’m somewhere in the middle, Aria. I like most of the characters, vets and “newbies.” I loved when the OLTL 3 came aboard, and was sorry to lose Kristen…even sorrier to lose Michael. With that said, I DON’T like killing off one vet and replacing them with someone new. It was unnecessary to kill AJ, Duke…And though Michael isn’t a GH vet he’s a seasoned actor with a huge following. He uprooted his family from NY to join GH…they haven’t given him good material since he stepped foot in Port Charles. Felicia, Mac, Ned, Lucy, Monica, Scott..they’re either gone or barely on. So, no…I don’t think there’s a good mix and I do think they’ve short changed the core people of GH to write for new ones.

    As for telling posters to shut up…lol…I think there’s a nicer way of putting that. Cause them are fighting words…don’t need them. So, dear, sweet, Aria…peace, love and rock ‘n roll. Etc…

    Abruzzfan replied

    Thanks Aria!

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  21. Ricardo says:

    Yes yes, I am so happy Rebecca is coming back to General Hospital. I did say, a few months ago put Rebecca on contract. My prayers have been answered. Rebecca is a wonderful actress. I loved het as Green Lee on All My Children.

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    Ricardo replied

    I meant, I love her. Lol.

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  22. Ghlover says:

    Im happy about this! I think the ones that should go are Rick, Madeline, Valerie, Olivia, and Dante. Recast Ned with Christian Leblanc and lets have fun guys!! Having Hayden back is good for Nick’s and Patrick’s story if they go there!
    i also want Nina and Franco to stay because together they can be a good comic relief! I just dont want GH to go back to 2004 era (the Sonny and Jason show) No one can deny we saw more people on the show with Ron as head. Just saying!

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    Fanny replied

    Let’s definitely keep Nina, Franco, and Dante (sorry,GHLover) the rest can exit.

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    Ghlover replied

    Hehe i think you are actually right Fany, letsbkeep Dante (after all a hottie is a keepy ;) )

    Timmm replied

    Christian LeBlanc as Ned brought a tear to my eye!

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  23. Rod says:

    BEST NEWS EVER!!! Can’t wait to see her again at FCW next wknd whoohoo
    She should be paired with Nicholas LOVE them together great chemistry all though she could have chemistry with a blanket

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  24. su0000 says:

    Rebecca Budig /Hayden is a good addition to GH..
    Ron has written her as a spit fire trouble who will rattle cages..
    This last month of RC stories will include some of Hayden..
    No telling how the new writers will develop her..

    This past week, after Luke, has been really good!!
    RC was back on track and bringing it :)

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    Fanny replied

    @su0000…. I have to give you credit… You were right ! I must also
    commend you on speaking out recently, most of us are guilty of too
    much complaining, it’s become overly negative and downright ugly.
    Thank you for pointing it out.

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Fanny :)
    I really enjoy GH ..
    It is a variety of good stuff.. Ron gave me mysteries, left me baffled figuring out his mysteries… I cried and laughed .. He gave the actors great material to show their talents..
    It was a good ride, many twist and turns and surprises, I like them! lol
    I guess I want everyone to know GH is the best of the soaps, not perfect and at times in a dup but always a great comeback, as now..

    I know– this coming month, RC’s last month will be RC back and bringing it RC style !!

    Negativity is catchy and it does no good, there is always the good things to praise..
    GH has many good things :)

    CeeCee replied

    Merci, Fanny.
    ….so glad I am not the only one who appreciates su…’gotta’ love her.
    And, talk to you soon, also, su0000, and all my fellow-poster friends….LATER!!

  25. mfarris70 says:

    I’m going to reserve judgement until AFTER I see what happens. Who knows, maybe the new writers have got some talent we haven’t seen before. I was never a Greenly fan, especially the “hey, let’s run a business like for real” period on AMC, but maybe Budig will bring something new to GH. I’d rather hope for the best than assume the worst. EVERYONE on the show was a newbie with no history when they started!

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  26. Jimmy says:

    This is phenomenal news! Rebecca did a great job her first time around, and will no doubt knock it out of the park again. She’s a great actress, and even though Hayden can be a hellion sometimes, I love having Rebecca around, and playing her to the hilt!

    However, the character of Hayden right now serves very little purpose to story, in my opinion. After the truth about Jason comes out, I fear she will outlive her usefulness, and become excess fat that needs to be trimmed.

    So, my hope is that Hayden will turn out to be Robin Scorpio, after plastic surgery and some brainwashing by Helena. As far fetched as this story idea is, here is what I hope happens:

    Hayden wakes up with amnesia and forgets that she was hired by Ric to con Jason into thinking she was his wife. She doesn’t remember who she is or where she came from, but other characters tell her she’s Hayden. She begins to experience similar memory lapses as Jason has had (caused by her brain injury and coma), and pieces together that she’s Robin. Patrick and Robin find Helena on Cassadine Island, and she reveals that while she kept Robin in captivity, she underwent mental conditioning like Jason did, and was given the new identity of Hayden Barnes.

    Point being: Rebecca Budig should be Robin, because it gives her greater ties to the show, and it solves the issue of having Robin constantly absent, when she should be home with Patrick and Emma.

    Also, Patrick should have the love of his life back, because when Sam finds out that Jake is Jason, she’ll no doubt go running to him. And then, Nikolas and Elizabeth can get back together when everyone else shuns them for keeping the truth about Jason a secret to service their own personal agendas.

    Even if this doesn’t happen, I’m still glad that Rebecca is returning.

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  27. Sophia says:

    Long time Rebecca Budig fan here. I’m happy for her. She seems pleased to have gotten a contract with GH. I will watch because I’m a loyal fan. But personally, I think Rebecca belongs on a prime time show and in more film roles. It’s a sham

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    su0000 replied

    It is very possible Rebeca would like to be in films and primetime too LOL
    but- didn’t work out that for her :( not all make it there..
    GH will be good for her… ka-ching ! :)

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  28. Allen saint james says:

    I found Hayden the character exciting and dangerous, a real vixen quality about her. It’s a very soap opera character. I was never a Big Greenlee fan but in knowing that character enough I can say she brings all those beautiful things about the Greenlee character to Hayden but with a much more mature gusto. This is good

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  29. Allen saint james says:

    Oh and by the way I’m sick of the list of who should fired list everyday!! Valerie for example hasn’t been on long enough for anyone to really see what else she can do or become. Maybe the new writers are capable of adding some textures to her characterization.

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  30. k/kay says:

    Just how many actors in California is Frank trying to keep from selling real estate? Just remember though everybody at one time was a newbie on a soap.

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  31. Ces says:

    No offense to Ms. Budig, but GH does not need another useless character wandering around with no ties to anyone.
    I’m hoping with the demise of Silas, Kiki and Ava will be next. I don’t have anything against Maura West either; she’s a very capable actress, I just don’t care for the character and I don’t want to watch the Jerome clan anymore.
    I have a lot of hope for the new writing team in that we can rid of these lame current stories.
    Laura — please open the letter and share what is inside??? Really GH, you give Laura a letter from Luke and we don’t even get to read it? Props to Genie yesterday — another star I’d give 20 characters up for just to keep her around!

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  32. CeeCee says:

    @ Shay.
    Good morning, Shay.
    I cannot leave tomorrow without saying good bye.
    So, I hope the rest of the summer will be enjoyable for you…..I shall definitely miss our chats….agree or disagree about characters/plot lines, you are always five steps ahead of me. I surely hope that by the time I get back, there will have been many favorable changes on GH……and Y&R, for many of us.
    I will say Hi to Tony G , if I see him in Amsterdam, LOL. one never knows…..
    Take care, my dear friend. Ci parleremo presto. Love, CeeCee …..or as Timmm is wont to call me, Double Cee.LOL.

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    Timmm replied

    Are you going on a holiday?
    Leaving the show?
    Retiring?
    I know you’ll come back if it feels right!

    I knew you and Tony had something in common! Be safe and look forward to chatting in the future, Timmm.

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    CeeCee replied

    Thank you, Timmm…..LOL. I will be back. We travel a bit of the world every August…last year I had a baby…we haven’t traveled in three years. Oh, yes, Tony and I are like this

    Shay replied

    Ah, dearest CeeCee!!! Grazie, amica!!!! Sadly, the past few of my posts to you did not make the cut, so I also must quickly bid you a fond adieu! Best wishes for a fabulous few weeks of fun across the Atlantic….have a wonderful time tracking down “Luke,” and please know your riveting contributions here at MFSoaps shall be missed during what will hopefully be but a brief absence! Buonanotte, arrivederci and buon viaggio! Later, “2CGirl!!!!”

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  33. Rapids says:

    Kudos to the lovely Rebecca. This is déjà vu, originally Greenlee was a short term character but Rebecca made it such a compelling character and the rest is history.

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  34. su0000 says:

    Rebeca is a very talented actress..
    Any time any soap can bring in great acting talent it is a very good thing..
    Hayden has just begun, there will much more to her and how she will be worked in RC has that/her direction planed out 6 months to a year ahead of time..
    IF the new writers will keep RC’s journey for Hayden going, dunno, they could will turn her into googy googy nun..

    Frank did well bring in Rebeca..
    Hayden will give Nikolas and others great stories / one hand feeds the other ..

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  35. k/kay says:

    Going to post this on this thread we are at friends hous on our road trip the wife is a agh wak job I watched two episodes I think they were last Thursday and Friday since no one else will say it ! Darlings Genie Francis is in the house those scenes with Alex were understated which a true actress does darlings she just showed you how it is done! Bravo Genie!

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    k/kay replied

    Liz I am done for a week typing too fast ! Apologize

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  36. Carla says:

    Whenever a former actor from A M C gets a role on a soap, it makes me happy. Honestly I’m happy to have a daytime soap to watch period.

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  37. Patty says:

    Happy to hear that Rebecca is back !! Hopefully, this ridiculous , “everyone knows who Jake is except Sam and Jason”, is over. Sad to see Silas gone, but I am sure that he had better things to do. GH ruins all of their best storyline : Nickolas and Brit, Sam , Jason, & Silas, Luke and Tracy, Kiki and Morgan…. and leave us with boring, Ava/Denise, Alexis, and Valerie. Thankfully, we have Franco and Nina !!!!!

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  38. Patty says:

    Would love to see that Robin and Hayden are fraternal twins, It would make for a great twist !!

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  39. Vicki says:

    I do NOT want Laura Wright/Nancy Grahn/Rebecca Herbst SACRIFIED for Rebecca Budig. This is GH NOT AMC and all 3 of these other actresses have characters in CORE GH families. I do not want GH to turn into the former Greenlee NOW Hayden show. If they wanted a baddie they should have kept Britt.

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  40. Roz says:

    i think rb is a good actress but let’s be real she didn’t bring gh any new viewers or help thier ratings neighter has any of the other soap stars from other soaps . Gh ratings wil soar with vet returns with out they will keep failing the Haden chararacter will be just as boring as she was when she debut more fans will get tried of theses constsnt newbies and kerp tuning out !! The real gh has been gone since the 90s!

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