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44 December 1st, 2014 Brandon Barash Returning This Week To General Hospital!

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General Hospital fans were excited to hear a few weeks back that Brandon Barash would be making a return to General Hospital as Johnny Zacchara, who was shipped off to Pentonville when we last saw him.

Now in a tweet this morning from Brandon himself, it would appear that this is the week that Johnny Z makes a comeback!  Barash tweeted:  “Wait. What? Johnny’s back this week?!”  So, just how will Barash’s return play into the current story? Will it be to make Sonny’s (Maurice Benard) life miserable since he is now in prison orange?  Or, will Johnny be involved in the “Who is Fluke?” storyline?  Or, could it be something else that brings him back on screen?

In the newly released promo for GH this week, at the very end this image above of Barash from a new scene from the series is shown where Johnny utters the line: “Long time, no see!”

Are you looking forward to seeing Brandon back on GH? How do you think he will fit into all the mysteries going down in Port Charles? Comment below!

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  1. dmr says:

    Unfortunately, as I am with DOOL, I am completely uninterested. The Fluke storyline has gone on for far too long that I have completely lost focus. The storylines either drag on and on that they just get lost in the shuffle. Could care less about what happened off-screen between Jordan and Shawn. I forgot that Ric was alive. I’m just bored and disappointed. I do like how Michael is now a Quartermaine. I hope that Jake remembers his Quartermaine roots and goes back to medical school to become a doctor. Other than that, tired of the “villains-”overly cartoonish. Nina Clay is more scary than Faison or Helena.

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    Laurie replied

    Aw dmr, I am quite uninterested in the Fluke s/l now as well, but I don’t blame the writers since I know Mr. Geary has been unable to return to finish the s/l up for months! He’s been quite ill, and although I haven’t had to deal w/such yet, I hear back problems are the worst!! I’m sure they all planned on being in a different place right now. Hopefully they will wrap it up soon & move on.

    I always love me some Johnny Z. I wish he was still on regularly. I’ll take him any way I can get him though. I was so hoping he’d break out of prison long enough to knock Olivia up! They were hot and steamy at one time! I’d be thrilled if he was her baby daddy. Lol.

    OT- Where or where are our 11/17-21/14 soap ratings? The Nielson folks are dragging their heels…TGiving’s over. LOL.

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    SZima replied

    I agree dmr! I am sooo over the whole Fluke thing and all the creepy characters that go along with that story. I know AG was gone longer than usual because of his surgery, but now that he’s back, I hope this load of crap story gets resolved immediately! Enough!!

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  2. GH50 says:

    Great to have him back. Johnny Z is an all time great GH character and it has almost everything to do with Brandon. He is an exceptional actor with unbelievable range who always makes great acting choices. He is a real talent and is sorely missed. His presence will immediately elevate the quality of today’s GH.

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    su0000 replied

    Luv Johnny!
    GO Johnny Zacchara !! :)

    I’m a fan of ‘all’ the Zacchara’s ..
    they were great characters that made for great stories…

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I so agree about the talent BB as Johnny Z…

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    Rockefeller replied

    LOVE <3 Brandon Brash! Love This storyline! Love how everyone is involved one way or another in this ENTIRE STORY ARC! Way to go GH! <3 So happy to see Luke return home for Thanksgiving also!

    Harry replied

    Please let him play Chopin on the piano. I want him making music, not making war.
    Johnny was at his best when he was the romantic pianist trying to play his daddy’s demons away. I also really liked him with Lulu.
    They ruined Johnny in the end by having him take advantage of Katie/Connie (which is sexual assault considering she wasn’t in her right state of mind) and also having him be responsible for the death of Starr’s baby and fiance –a crime for which he tried to frame Connie. These actions, brought to you by Ron, ruined the character of Johnny. The Johnny we knew and loved would never had committed these acts–this was the most horrendous example of a plot driven story which goes against character that I have ever seen.
    Maybe they can fix their horrendous mistakes and redeem this character as well as themselves. Brandon deserves this and so much more.

  3. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Here is another great actor whom GH should use more often if he is willing…too bad Kelly Sullivan is no longer available…she couldve been a long forgotten Connie lookalike cousin Frankie and Johnny uses her to taunt Sonny…Frankie and Johnny couldve met as penpals and become lovers(until he does her wrong…lol)…just an idea i wish couldve happened…

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    Timmm replied

    ELVIS LIVES!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I guess you know of that movie with Elvis and Donna Douglas…lol

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Hey, was that FAIKEson in todays episode…the real Faison wouldnt have chosen Liesal over Anna!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    OMG: THERE ARE TWO FLUKES IN PC!!! Fluke no.1 is really Faison…he is the Fluke with Tracy at the Q mansion…Fluke no.2 is Jerry Jax and he is the one holding a gun on Julian…earlier Jerry Jax was FAIKEson(Faison) in scenes with Dr.O and fooled her into believing he cared about her!!! So, dont be fooled too…lol

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Or Anthony Z. is Fluke with Tracy at the Q mansion…Jerry Jax is the Fluke holding the gun on Julian and Jerry was also FAIKEson with Dr. Liesl while Faison was at the Q mansion pretending to be Larry!!!

  4. jonboy says:

    Nope. Less screen time for someone else.

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  5. carol says:

    I never thought he fit the role of a mobster. He looked too much like a college kid acting like a crime boss.

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  6. jeremy says:

    Happy fan here :)

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  7. Timmm says:

    Please bring Anthony back from the dead or have a twin out there. Bruce Weitz is fantastic! BTY, could Rosalie be Claudia’s sister? I know they are different nationalities but still, they look alike. Remember, Rosalie is connected to someone in PC. Nina has her secret.

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    rebecca1 replied

    That’s actually a great thought, Timmm! Maybe that’s Rosalie’s secret. (Though she was very freaked out by Sonny and mob violence…) By the way, I see a resemblance (if you disregard the hair color) between Rosalie and Katherine Heigl.

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    dmr replied

    I loved Bruce Weitz! Loved Anthony’s scenes with Tracy-so funny!

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  8. Patricia says:

    Wish they would get back to ‘General Hospital’ instead of the mob and villians all the time. Glad Johnny is coming back, hope it is a good story line and he is not one of the ‘bad guys’. Hope they keep Ned around and that Michael stays a “Q”. Time someone got the best of Sonny and Carly. They would not be missed if they left.

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    dmr replied

    I can’t agree with you more, Patricia! I miss the adventures/excitement of the 80′s and the romance and sizzle of the 90′s! Today, it’s just too cartoonish. The masks are completely overdone and ridiculous. I do love seeing the Q’s more often, love having some humor back (The Q’s, Larry, Liesel, Madeline, Nina, Franco, etc) in-between all of the darkness. The cast needs to be shortened-too many fillers without “real” storylines-Brad, Lucas, TJ, Kiki, etc., etc.

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  9. Mark says:

    Note to costume department: no shirts allowed for Mr. Barash.

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    Claudio replied

    Lol I agree with you, Brandon is one hot hot masculine man.

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  10. Jane says:

    Happy to have Johnny come back. Story lines for the last year or so have been ridiculous! More characters from DOOL than GH. Bring back the GH gang and story lines. All this business with the doubles is crazy. I don’t even know why I watch anymore.

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  11. Phyllis Guinn says:

    I can’t wait! Love him!

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  12. Jeanne says:

    im glad he is coming back, it’s about time

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  13. su0000 says:

    I’m happy..
    I can’t wait to see Johnny/Brandon, again..
    I have missed him.. He was awesome..
    I wish he would stay on and not be a short stint..
    But– I will take what I can get if luved Johnny Zacchara !!!

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  14. Linda Terry says:

    Y E A H !! Love Brandon Barash – Welcome home Johnnie !!

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  15. Nick D. says:

    So excited to see Johnny in any way shape or form. I would have been quite happy to see him for 5 minutes every episode twiddling his thumbs in jail… so no matter what storyline they give him I’m sure he’ll knock it out of the park like Barash always does.

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  16. Linda says:

    I would like to see BB come back as Johnny as I was sad to see him go. He is such a great actor!

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  17. Elite Advisors says:

    LOVE HIM! Thanks Brandon for coming back…even for a short time…. would love to see you back for good…..looking forward to the scenes with Sonny!

    And speaking of Sonny, who is coloring this mans hair? OMG….it really does look like shoe polish….???????? my first thought was maybe he is in another role somewhere that has him more gray because whatever that stuff is on his head is gross! LOL!

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  18. rebecca1 says:

    I like Johnny. It’d be great if they brought him back…at least recurring. Either he and Sonny will bond…or he’ll be instrumental in bringing Sonny down.

    And, when did Brandon start looking like Bill Pullman?

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  19. Michael S. says:

    Happy for his return. Too bad that it’s only for a short stint…but oh well. I’ll be thankful for any Johnny Z time!

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  20. Christine says:

    Happy to have Johnny back! He would be a great access to come between Maxie & Nate…. If someone over at the writing table has any pull, please stop with the Helena, Fazion story line . How many times can you come back from the dead? We don’t need Helena, Fazion or Nicholas father. Ben there sooooooo many times, please stop. Focus on other actors please…..

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    su0000 replied

    Most all GH fans love those characters!!
    We really like that stuff lol ..
    Faison and Helena.. love ‘em !!

    GH has a ton of variety.. something for everyone..
    there is sooooo much more happening in GH/ Port Charles than ”villains”
    ((… Patrick and Sam.. Jake and Liz.. Michael and the Q’s.. Ava on the edge..
    Sonny in prison.. Duke taking over.. Anna in big trouble .. Tracy getting Luke back ..
    Franco and Nina.. Morgan might be a daddy.. Alexis and Julian getting hotter..
    TJ finding out about his father.. Britt going to be busted, and the ”’non” villain” list goes on ..

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Tracy did NOT get Luke back…that is Fluke no.2(Anthony Z.) at the Q mansion…Fluke no.1(Jerry Jax) is holding a gun on Julian…Jerry was also FAIKEson with Dr.O while the real Faison was disguised as Larry Ashton at the Q mansion…also, the Cassidine have programmed ‘Jake’ to think he is Jason Morgan…the real Jason and the real Luke are still missing while the real Larry Ashton is being held somewhere too…lol

  21. Joany says:

    I love Brandon & I’m glad he’s back! Please make the
    Fluke story wrap up soon…….

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  22. Megan L says:

    excited for Brandon to be back on the show,he will be good no doubt. but I am over the Fluke storyline.. I know we couldn’t do much with it while Tony was out on medical leave but it lost its kick. I could care less about who Fluke or Faison is. Faison is ehhh and boring and has been overdone so much now. reminds how they’d overuse the villians on OLTL…

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  23. Elite Advisors says:

    With johnny coming back…I am just worried that this could mean that Sonny is locked up for a long while. He has not signed a contract yet… so that could mean anything….and I would love to see him redeemed.Perhaps he wants the same deal as Anthony Geary….6 months on and 6 months off to pursue other things?

    Kinda down to the wire as I hear his contract expires now in dec. :(

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  24. blkkalel975 says:

    I love the original johnnie..now that Mcbain is a non johnnie. Wishing it was 4evah he was back. ..but i will take BB anyway i can get him

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  25. Jeffrey Anderson says:

    Welcome back,my old friend

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  26. shay says:

    I am so very ready for Johnny’s return. Yippee!!!!!

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  27. Lizzie says:

    So was reading thru threads…I am thinking Rosalie is Fluke’s daughter…& the real Fluke could be…Bill Eckert? Or a not-so-dead Damien Smith. I am still trying to figure out who could be Rosalie’s mother, tho. Also, very little has been shown about lab-tech Brad Cooper’s heritage. I recall him mentioning he had a ‘mafia’ type father…who could that be? Wondering if that storyline will ever be revisited again.

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