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85 May 10th, 2017 Cosntance Towers Returns To General Hospital!

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Who doesn’t want a little Helena Cassadine in their soap lives to jazz things up? Now, General Hospital has revealed this week that none other than Constance Towers is reprising her role as the most evil Cassadine of them all!

But how? Didn’t we see Helena get poisoned to death via an assist from her grandson Nikolas in 2015?

In a new video teaser from the ABC daytime drama series, Towers is seen being very mysterious as Helena reveals, “You never know who’s going to come around”.

Watch the video teaser after the jump. Then let us know if you are excited to see how Helena makes an appearance in story in the comment section below.

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  1. su0000 says:

    LOVE !!!
    Cosntance Towers !!!!

    I knew she was not dead..
    C’mon, really did anyone believe she was dead??

    The Cassidines do not die, they are alians!

    Now, if one is alive bring back ALL the Cassidines!

    GH despertely needs suspense, intruge, excitment, adventure !
    One true thing about the Cassidines, they never ever bored me and even had me on the edge!
    The Cassidine Family are amoung the best of the best of GH families!

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    Abruzzfan replied

    Yippeee!!! :)

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    rebecca1 replied

    I’d love for her to be alive…actually thought (probably a lot of us did) that she didn’t die. But…maybe she did! Her scenes so far are flashbacks.

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  2. jaybird369 says:

    Sorry, but Helena is W-A-Y TOO UNWATCHABLE, CREEPY AND ONE-DIMENSIONAL for my tastes!!!!! NO, NO AND MORE NO!!!!!

    N-e-x-t……….

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    Anne replied

    Helena Cassadine one dimension? In my opinion she is one of the greatest villains created on daytime. Watching her go up against Luke Spencer was priceless. I can’t wait too see what Helena does to Lulu.

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  3. Jenny says:

    DONE. TO. DEATH!! Seriously…enough! Love the actress but the character is just a ridiculous cartoon. 85 year old women are more concerned with hip replacements and angina than they are with slitting people’s throats.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I guess you never met my crazy Aunt who could slit your throat with her eyes-lol

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    Shay replied

    Oh, jimh, you’ve really been on fire lately! So good to see you back here with your trademark humor fully intact!!!!

    Patrick replied

    JimH. “another, classic” I echo Shay; post

    I was in hysterics… who hasn’t received those steely looks… no words needed

    oy

    LOL… you were transfixed… immobile… didn’t know if you could run or stammer… quake in your boots.

    whew

    Anne replied

    You have not met by 85 great aunt who takes tango lessons, is in a bowling league, walks 1.5 miles every day and swims 5 days a week.

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    Shay replied

    Well then, Jenny, I guess you never witnessed the magnificent “Dowager Countess Violet Crawley” of Downton Abbey fame! Dame Maggie Smith’s formidable character could cut anyone down to size with just her famously rapier-sharp wit….(and tongue!)

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  4. Omar says:

    Constance is just a solid actress…Love Helena and glad she is back either alive or whatever..Would love to see a “Witches of Port Charles” storyline featuring Helena Cassadine, Heather Webber and Dr Liesl Obrecht joining forces!!! Image the horror and the delicious comedic relief!!!

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    Shay replied

    What a “Terrifying Troika” that would be, Omar!!!! I like it….

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  5. nancy dillingham says:

    Wh–aa-t-t?! She was on today (Wed.)–and what was that cheesy set all about?? ):

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  6. Celia says:

    What a sight for sore eyes!!!!! Welcome, Grande Dame of mystery and deviltry!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    i knew that isnt Anna…as i asked Shay earlier below…maybe its her twin???

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    Celia replied

    Hey, Jimmy,
    Well, I knew from the first meeting between Valentin and ‘Anna’ ( we do not really know who is who, at this point) that something was off. The puzzled look on Anna’s face spoke volumes….as their eyes locked, I sensed a story there.
    I did mention Alex, as she had a prominrnt presence in Pine Valley. Valentin may have had an affair with Alex, not Anna. I mentioned the evil aunt Charlotte, who, at one point, pretended to be the Devane sisters’ mother, which proved not to be true.
    She is supposedly dead, but is she really? I think Griffin is the profuct of that affair, and evil Charlotte holds the key.

    Celia replied

    PS, Jimmy,
    I was very young, at the time, but I remember that the evil aunt Charlotte brainwashed Alex and programmed her to kill Anna. I asked my grandmother and she said most of the ‘happenings’ took place in Hungary. It’s a bit fuzzy for me….
    I wonder If the hospital or ‘detention’ fortress we saw with Ann/ Alex is in Hungary. Is Anna/Alex being held prisoner by Charlotte or Helena?
    Alex also has a son Aidan; but that fact is also questionable. He could be the son of a third sister, Lindsey.

    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I did not watch AMC faithfully back then so some of the story is fuzzy to me but with VI leaving Days i hope he pops up at GH…his David Hayward had a past with Alex and i wouldnt mind him coming to town as a new doctor with some shocking secrets…he is a Q…Alan, before arriving in PC had an affair with David’s mom and left her unaware she was pregnant…David also had an affair years ago with Dr.Lisel and Nathan is their son…David also knows Monica’s true identity…she is another sister of Dr. Lisel who is unaware Monica is her sister!!!…Change history?-i wouldnt mind this!!!

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    Celia replied

    Wow!!!! That mind of yours kills me each time, Jimmy. I love it….and, I love VI. We can only hope he comes to GH after Days.
    I would not mind your scenerio either.
    Later.

    Celia replied

    @Mary SF.
    Hi, Mary,
    Absolutely, great comment, and explanations, Mary.
    On the other site, Steve mentions the subtle differences between the ‘twins’, which only reenforces Finola’s superb acting.

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  7. Steve says:

    I’ll watch Constance Towers read the phone book.

    That might actually be more interesting than the current storyline with all its retconning.

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  8. Dan says:

    The Queen returns! The great villains never die. Or maybe Helena is dead and she will be appearing in flashbacks for the Jake storyline. But the incomparable Constance Towers is certainly still with us, and looking as elegant as ever. God bless her, we can all only hope to look as good at soon to be 84 years old as she does.

    Always intrigued by what they have in store for Helena. Would be wonderful to see her work with James Patrick Stuart, as Helena dealing with Valentin, another one of the bastards of her beloved Mikkos. The possibilities are endless. Welcome back, Queen!

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  9. Anne says:

    YES!!! This is the best news yet. One of the greatest villains, if not the greatest, ever created on day time has returned. Long may Helena Cassadine aka Constance Towers reign. Think of the wonderful possibilities for story lines. Helena creating havoc during Lulu and Valentine’s custody fight for Charlotte. Helena making life miserable for Alexis once again. Then there is Helena’s grandson Spencer.

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  10. Charday says:

    Hope Nikolas, Spencer, and Britt Westbourne come with her!

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    Shay replied

    Especially Britt!!!! We need her—and her “Freaky Fa Faison!”—- to make return engagements to Port Charles!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    yes, me miss my Britt…would like to see Monica turn out to be another sister of my GH favorite Dr.Liesel…thought Valentin was going to turn out to be Valentin’s son…and is that really Anna-she seems a little strange-maybe a clone???-lol

    Shay replied

    @jimh…Maybe Dr. O. pulled out that trusty Anna mask of hers for another round of impersonation?

    Celia replied

    All together now: Britt; Britt; Britt…..come home.

    Shay replied

    @Celia….Britt, Britt, BRITT come home!!! (And bring “Daffy Daddy” Faison along for the ride….)

  11. Mary SF says:

    Love Helena– dump story line, but it is always a ggod day when Helena is on–and am I the only one that thinks the Anna making moves on Valentin is an impostor and the real Anna is being held captive somewhere?

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    rebecca1 replied

    I mentioned from the first when Valentin kept hounding Anna about their past and Anna couldn’t remember…that it might be Anna’s twin that he had a past with…who was posing as Anna. (I’m not familiar with her twin but I know she had one on another soap.) Not sure if she was supposed to be evil…maybe they’re triplets and there’s one we didn’t know about.

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    Mary SF replied

    Today’s episode showed the real Anna in some hospital bed–so looks like the twin thing or impostor is correct— either way FH acting is great, just enough difference in the character that one wasn’t sure at first if it was Anna or not, but you knew she wasn’t acting herself, but as time went by it was obvious this wasn’t Anna — not usually a fan of these “evil twin” stories either by birth or by plastic surgery– but in this case, the performance is so masterfully simple and complex that I’m intrigued — it is not the big dramatic scenes Emmy reels are made of– but it is performances like this one that keeps me hooked to Daytime

  12. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I like the actress and character but im bored by these repetitious storylines of back from the dead characters…it spoils the suspense knowing a character who dies suddenly isnt dead…kind of stagnates the story…no moving forward …we go backwards and start the process all over again…and i thought Valentin was suppose to be the most feared Cassadine-why he is more like Prince Charming who should fear that witch Nina-lol

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    dmr replied

    & the constant rewriting of old storylines from TPTB. Sick and tired of it. I hardly watch the show. I catch-up by coming on here and reading Michael’s updates and everyone’s comments.

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    Carrie replied

    A lousy writer’s strike in 1981 and we have been paying the price ever since. I like Constance and I liked Liz Taylor. But I was never a fan of the “curse” story line introduced by Liz Taylor and then all the curses following. If they wanted to introduce Cassadines and Helena all of those years ago, fine. But I could have done without the Ice Princess weather machine, curses and cryogenics. Some things should have died with the writer’s strike. I’m glad Nikolas, Stefan and Alexis came along as a result of the original 1981 story, but I can do without the other stuff.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I don’t know if she’s “back from the dead”, jimh, or if she’s going to be on in flashbacks. But I don’t necessarily think it’s going backwards because the story regarding lil Jake and what happened to him (and Jason) on that island was never addressed. So, to me they’re getting back to something they started, unlike some other stories which they never seem to finish.

    As for Valentin…I’m loving this character. So emotionally complex! I love his back story…lots of pathos injected into Valentin. I think it is a story about a man with two sides…the suffering hunchback who was hurt emotionally and physically and the man he’s become…both on the inside and outside since his operation. But…the hurt, humiliation, anger is still on the inside…waiting for just the right catalyst to set him off. The fake Anna just pissed him off…Nina just left him. Now…rage. The story begins!

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  13. James R. Poissant says:

    Yes!!! The queen bitch is back!!! Any chance she’ll bring her grandson Nikolas with her so we can see he really is alive? And won’t it be good to watch her go up against Valentin? I can’t wait!!!

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  14. Tomas Torquemada says:

    She’s back in a flash back.

    I love the actress but the character has run her course. Let’s move this along. What happened to Jason four years ago is of very limited interest.

    MORE Laura, more Qs , please.

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    Patrick replied

    MAJOR applause for this ^

    Frank Jean and Shelley have spiraled almost every story

    so long drawn out… snooze fest

    1. the Anna story out to get Valentin ? whatever the heck for? at this point ? because of her guilt for working @WSB? isn’t that to be expected from all WSB employees?… or was she betrayed by Valentin ? who .. as dashing handsome and sexy as all get out… is SOMETHING… but we all know it’s with Nina and Charlotte he belong. MOVE Anna… Puhlease… it’s making your character ??? weak ? get a life .. if she doesn’t remember herself… it’s not like she’s suffering or harboring feelings . the writers must be drawing this out… because of the high caliber actors… and that’s all good and well… leave the Cassadine alone already

    2. this coloring book story of what happened to too cute and not enough character… of little Jake. he’s just not that catching… blah blah blah on all the characters … save for Liz. enough of Jason and Sam… ( doing anything ) along with Franco . go to Cassadine island …. what a big mystery build up. this all just stinks.

    3. gosh darned it already… Sonny and Carly … I want them to divorce.. let’s see what these characters can REAL…. lets see what these actors can bring to the table. even tho i’d rather they be given the heave ho… it just riles that the vision that Frank Jean and Shelley THOUGHT … would WIN GH … by featuring Sonny and Carly as a sure bet… NOT waste of air time… the ratings and emmy winless prove a lot.

    ps: absolute on more Laura and and the Q’s

    had to put this out their

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  15. davlestev1 says:

    When Ron Carlivatis material begins to air on DAYS they’ll bring back original Jason..Robert..Leslie..a not so dead Alan..or his ghost with an evil spirit mistress..Jeff and Heather..original Carly..Mark and Gina Dante..Terry Weber and who ever else they can think to dig up..boo…surprise…surprise my foot. Oh .please.
    ..

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  16. Patrick says:

    argh! Constance Towers deserves to come back.. because she is a great actress for this genre and much to my dismay … is GOOD for GH.

    the thing that I’m not looking forward to is… once again… Frank Jean and Shelley are going to trot out Jason and Sam….

    God.. it’s painful to watch Jason Sam and even Franco… attempting to bring life to the story of what happened to Jake. how I miss James Nigbor… this recast is such a toothache. this story is so dull… thankfully Liz helps our attention span.

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    Patrick replied

    this, reminds me of Tyler Christopher… simply put… at or very near the top of GH best leading men.

    I miss Nicholas Cassadine….. imagine him and Valentin leading

    these two men have it in spades… all the sensual plus to keep tuned in

    Jason, Finn, and Sonny are forgettable

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  17. Newmanwins says:

    No Helena…No GH.

    ABC broke in again for a press conference.

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  18. heidi says:

    YES… adore her and everything that she brings to her role and to the story and to the cast! So happy to see her back again!

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    Abruzzfan replied

    I completely agree, Heidi!

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  19. Timmm says:

    Helena was poisoned and she lives to tell so I think she has Nicholas and is punishing him for his betrayal. Now we need someone to play Nicholas.

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    Celia replied

    Good thinking, Timmmy! …… I think you mentioned this before, and I agreed that Helena had Nikolas ‘stashed’ somewhere. So, does this mean that Valentin and Helena were in cahoots on their Greek-island-get-away?
    Again, all these new developments beg the question: is Helena still alive?

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    Timmm replied

    C, there are so many good story possibilities out there. I hope they dont mess it up! Roger signed a new contract. I hope Jason kills Franco on CI and Roger goes on a long vacation and comes back as Todd. Also, I want Finn to OD and leave the show and come back as McBain and go back to Sam. Try fake Jason with Liz and see what happens. Bring back somebody to play Lucky and create a triangle! Bring back Nick and Britt. Sign Wally Kurth to a multi year deal! Love him!

    Celia replied

    @Timmm.
    I agree with every word you said….signed, sealed, delivered.

  20. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Although this is not exactly a surprise–we all said at the time that we knew Helena wouldn’t really stay dead–and I do think Constance Towers is a pleasure to watch as Helena, frankly, no, I don’t need another Cassidine around, thank you (unless it’s Nik, who I’m sure is also not really dead). It’s better than more mob characters, but that’s about it. Given the per capita quota of pure evil that runs loose in Port Charles, why does anybody decent continue to live there? I get that every soap needs villains to help drive the storylines, but GH really does need to try something new.

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    Patrick replied

    seems like they had a great opportunity to make Valentin, a villain. he never stood a chance once he stepped foot back in Port Charles. because of his “murdering” Nicholas . dang it tho… I’m hoping with many posts that Valentin , heck even Helena.. is nursing Nicholas back to health… and perhaps is being held captive… whatever the case… we need Valentin out of the clutches of Anna and every other denizen of Port Charles… Valentin and Nina are being wasted as well.. with this long drawn out story.

    it’s been a constant Anna WILL Or WONT she captivate the audience and let alone Valentin.

    what is the payout supposed to be? it’s just not interesting enough.. especially knowing Valentin already has a wife and child. seems like the writers don’t know what to do any way… so they are stretching out this story … with Finola Hughes

    it’s almost too much Anna… listening in on conversations… waiting for that one big break. the story certainly didn’t pay out when it was revealed Valentin was what? the elephant man ? who after plastic surgery… is now one of the sexy as all get out leading man, GH must capitalize on?

    another leading vixen … GH faltered on… was Michelle Stafford Nina. every one knows what a dynamo MS is capable of. I wanted more than anything… for Nina to FIGHT Anna … and w/Valentin … FIGHT Lulu. neither of these two ladies stood a chance… yet the writing is spun and turns so lamely.

    I couldn’t believe when Anna had Nina in a headlock… down on the table… OK

    I will actually give prop to Lulu… for her first court appointed visit with Charlotte , Lulu did not mamma smurph herself… and actually made me a believer that Charlotte could actually enjoy her company… just never as her mother… that’s Nina

    so.. yes… GH had every opportunity to villain either or … or both.. as the reigning couple of Port Charles… GIVE THIS COUPLE POWER.. and it’s a no holds barred cinematic feast. Valentin + Nina + Charlotte.

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    Patrick replied

    I got it !

    Robin Christopher … RETURNS as Skye Quartermaine… with Lilia Rae and she becomes the new queen bee bitch… imagine the hot talks and banter between her and Monica … and the arch nemesis with Carly.

    Robin Christopher is sexy as heck… it’d be a FUN FUN FUN time with Ned and Dillon, as well

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    Patrick replied

    Maura West has been stuck, as Ava.

    she would have made a great villainess. she’s become a supporting character to Kiki… and is backburner with Sonny… over Avery.

    this is downright mad. with all their focus … Frank / Jean / Shelley STUCK on ;

    sonny / carly / Jason / sam / finn / Hayden / Michael / Nelle.

    I have repeated often… I can imagine GH without the above characters. really?

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    Patrick replied

    “QUARTERMAIN’IA”

    I just finished the May 4th eppi ( last night ) ; when Jane Elliott bade farewell.

    it’s amazing… when an actor and character are so well fused together… become one in the same.. hence, our imaginations take on these feelings . when all the personalities meld together… and the screen – just – LIGHTS UP

    I cried about Tracy relationships… with Ned, Monica, and Dillon… in this order.

    especially with Ned as Tracy looks him right in the eye and tells him ” You, are, MY rock “…. the dam spilled and broke wide open when she rushed back in and ran in to Monica arms…. tears… and it was a group hug with HER sons.

    SO MUCH RICH HISTORY is going to be missed for Monica. GH simply has got to keep this lady going… for however long she wants to be.

    Ms. Jane Elliott… had a ready arsenal… a quip.. a wit that never quit… a humane spirit… all the while , genteel .

    you just know there’s a lighthouse out their and it’s Jane

    Shay replied

    @Patrick…Always loved your clever coinage of the term “Quartermainia!” It simply slips off the tongue is such a supremely silky way. Kudos!!!!

    Celia replied

    I agree, Patrick. Ava seems to be vacillating between earth and limbo.
    Firstly, I thought she had custody of Avery. I am somewhat confused as to how Sonny,now, has the upper hand….soooo covoluted….borders on boredom.
    Secondly, the pill story is driving me up the wall….end it, one way or the other.
    And our favorite resident, Sonny, will get away with his machinations and mal-functioning brain. Again!! He really should join Heather.
    It’s a soap!!! Observe and absorb? LOL.

  21. SW says:

    Love Helena/Constance Towers, but DAMN could the production quality be any crappier!? Camera shadows?

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  22. Shay says:

    Finally, the “Ice Queen” cometh! Welcome back to Port Charles, Helena Cassadine and welcome back to GH, Miss Constance Towers…you’ve (both) been missed!

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  23. Fanny says:

    As lovely and elegant as Constance is…Nothing can save US from
    these LIFELESS storylines!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Unless ABC finally wakes up from
    the COMA these 2 HEAD WRITERS have put them in & kindly show
    them the EXIT…..TIME FOR SOME NEW BLOOD ‼️‼️

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    Patrick replied

    marquee – spotlight – gavel

    Jean and Shelley – started their spiral August 10, 2015

    and… got renewed September 16, 2016

    this being May 2017.. that’s near, two years in, to one of the biggest messes… ( OK I know, @DOOL has had it’s darkness )

    HOPEFULLY… fan rally … in 3-4 months time we get a lifeline

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    Celia replied

    Hi, sweet lady….missed you.
    And, yes, these stories are not grabbing me, either, albeit, I am intrigued by the Anna/Alex/Valentin, developing story. Valentin is the most enigmatic character, right now. Nevertheless, what happened to the monster he was purported to be? The transformation from the ruthless ogre to whimpy, whimpy, whimpy, is baffling, to say the least. And, I want him and Nina to stay together.
    I must say, though, that if it drags on indefinitely, my interst will wane with the moon.

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  24. dmr says:

    This storyline is just plain dumb! It’s uninteresting and it’s stupid. I don’t care about Jake’s drawings, Franco and Jason’s hunt thru the woods, or the time that Helena kept Jake and Jason hidden away. It’s beyond boring and stupid!

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  25. Shay says:

    She’s aliiiive!!!!!

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  26. Iakovos says:

    I may be done. Despite Ms. Towers’s wonderful talents, I am so weary of the back-from-the-dead trope. It has been done too many times and is no longer a surprise nor does it provide an element of suspense. An established daytime drama device admittedly, GH has done too much of this in recent years. As such, I think integrity takes a hit. Death is a part of the story, too.

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    su0000 replied

    hi Iakovos ..
    Soap 101 ..
    The dead are never ever dead , not in soap land.
    I believe it is a rule– no one ever dies in a soap with exciption of a real life death.

    So, when so or so dies he/she died but is not dead .. lol

    Helena did not come back from the dead she was never dead .

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    Steve replied

    It looks like she’s still dead folks. They’re not really flashbacks because they’re new scenes – but they take place while Helena was still breathing.

  27. mike says:

    She plays the role so well it does not matter how many times she comes back from the dead, she is always welcome.

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  28. JasonLovesGH says:

    Welcome back, Helena!!! :) :)

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  29. Chris Johnson says:

    Well I hope that her one appearance yesterday wasn’t the end…the rumors seem to still indicate she is truly back in the present…Chimera was mailed to Jake by a delivery guy that was Helena’s flunkie punching Jason back in the flashback…the rumors that she might show up at the Nurses Ball as well…I hope she is back in spectacular fashion…Long Live the Queen

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  30. k/kay says:

    Ok you crazies you do know she is married to John Gavin the actor he was Ammasordor to Mexico under Ronald Reagan oh god perish the thought

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    Shay replied

    I’ve mentioned that very fact before, k/kay!!! I absolutely love the classy, elegant Miss Towers and her highly-accomplished husband, Mr. Gavin…and their link to the Reagan Administration just makes them all the more beloved in my mind!!!

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    Celia replied

    John Gavin was hot, hot, hot!!!! Still is!!!!

    Shay replied

    @CeeCee….Yes, he is!…I was holding out hope that Mr. Gavin would grace the GH canvas as the elegant Helena’s “new squeeze!” He certainly would have been a far sight better than her creepy paramour, Fluke!

  31. Soaphound says:

    Constance Towers is simply great as Helena, no question. But that sickening display of sadistic violence on Wednesday’s ep makes me not care if she returns or not. Ooh, what fun seeing Jason beaten to a bloody pulp while Helena looks on gleefully saying MORE, MORE. Pathetic. If GH is intent on graphic violence, how about tying up a villain once in a while and letting them have it. I’m appalled and disturbed by what I saw on Wednesday’s show. Then having Franco smash Jason’s head in and punch him in the stomach to “help him”? Billy Miller deserves better. And so do we.

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    rose replied

    Soaphound…You saved me from having to make a new post. Where are they getting these writers? I am a fan of Helena and Constance, but was really disturbed at the graphic, sadistic violence featured on her return during the flashback and other. Helena was more known for mind games, not what we saw on Wednesday, at least not on screen. Certainly not the kind of episode you would want you kids or grandkids to see. Even Sonny doesn’t come off that bad, and he’s a crime boss with enforcers.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I disagree, Rose. First, I know many people “grew up” on soaps but soaps aren’t written for kids. GH has also been about sex, crime, (unfortunately, “rape” ala Luke and Laura). This isn’t Bold and Beautiful as you and I, as new viewers, can easily see. Even that soap, which is full of beauty…from the characters to the costumes, locations, set designs, etc…has sex, sexual innuendoe, betrayal, etc.

    GH isn’t doing anything new. A punch to the gut? Knocks on the head? The Three Stooges have been doing that to “comedic effect” since forever. So do cartoons.

    I don’t get why and “children” are watching soaps. And, I certainly don’t want my soap to be written for their eyes. While we’re not used to seeing people get punched out…people get shot, mugged…held at knifepoint…etc. GH is very mob and villain oriented. People either love it or not but it’s definitely not B&B or Y&R.

    Just my opinion…As always, fan opinions differ.

    rose replied

    Hi Rebecca…Guess we have different tolerance levels when it comes to violence in daytime soaps. I can handle the more “innuendo/mild” kind. Even Sonny’s stuff isn’t that visually too violent. Then there was the Luke/Laura rape scene a longtime ago. And Todd/Marty on OLTL which was pretty bad as well. Thankfully I missed both. And I’ve never been a Three Stooges fan.

    For me Helena’s look and instructions were more than a punch to the gut, etc…there was something very sadistic and cruel about it. Helena was/is “classier” and craftier than that. Combine that with almost everything on tv now showing violence from news to drama, the scarecrow scene during the day, with Constance of all lovely ladies, really bothered me. But in all cases that’s just me.

    rebecca1 replied

    Hey again, Rose. Helena has always been sadistic…she slit Alex’s mom’s throat. We didn’t see it, of course. But as charming, sarcastic, amusing, sharp, flirty (with Luke) as Helena always was…there was no denying she was violent and evil. There’s plenty of violence in Outlanders and Poldark, too. I think it’s just that we’re not used to seeing it spelled out visually as much on a soap. So, while I was surprised and kinda winced for Jason, (and if it were reality Franco could have killed him with that rock to the head), I understood Franco was trying to recreate the scene so Jason would remember. Convoluted but at once comical. I laughed when Jason conked him back. I guess I just don’t take them that seriously. And, as said, I don’t think kids should be watching soaps…there’s nothing on a soap for kids. They’re all sex, betrayal, lies, crime, heartached, etc, etc. Late teens, college age? I guess many of us did that and that age is certainly fine with seeing whatever the soaps have to show. They’re nothing compared to songs/videos, video games etc. Light stuff!

    But, “in all cases that’s just me.” :)

    Celia replied

    I don’t think, as Steve points out, Helena is alive, Soaphound I, also, thought these visuals were flasbacks.
    What is more puzzling to me is Franco. He is getting weirder by the minute.
    I’m with dmr…I don’t even look forward to the show, albeit I won’t stop watching.

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    Fanny replied

    Hello sweet CeCe…. UR absolutely right about Helena, they R flashbacks.
    And I second UR emotions about GH…wish I didn’t, never thought I would
    feel the like this.

  32. Steve says:

    Could the surprising – yet wonderful news – that Jennifer Bassey is joining GH lead to my dream sophisticated lady connection. Regardless of whether Bassey plays Marian Chandler or another character, I’ve thought for a long time that she would play a good sister to Helena. As far as I know, they’ve never mentioned Helena’s pre-Cassadine past. Similarly, AMC didn’t dive into Marian’s background prior to marrying Liza’s dad.

    I look forward to the first “dah-ling” out of Miss Bassey’s mouth.

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    Celia replied

    Oh, Steve…I love Ms Bassey and her “dah-ling”…. could it be??

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    Celia replied

    PS.
    ‘Twould be even more wunderbar if Marian brought bad girl, Liza, with her.

  33. Tj says:

    I’m sooo friggin’ glad to see Helena …….She’s Baaaccckkkkkk !!!! Bring IT !!!

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