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95 February 25th, 2014 Donna Mills Reveals Her First General Hospital Airdate!

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It’s almost “Donna Time” on GH!  Knots Landing favorite Donna Mills is coming to Port Charles for a what promises to be a very special role!

The actress tweeted today her first airdate stating: “Let the countdown begin! My first appearance on @GeneralHospital is fast approaching! Tune in March 14 at 2pm on ABC Network.”

Mills also spoke to Soap Opera Uncensored in their latest issue, where she offered up how GH executive producer Frank Valentini, and head writer Ron Carlivati lured her to the ABC soap opera.

According to SOU, the creative team informed Mills that they handpicked her for this upcoming GH role:  “It was really nice.  They offered it to me, and I said, ‘Oh, I don’t know.’  Then they said, ‘Can’t we get you on the phone and tell you about the role before you decide and how much fun it’s going to be.’   I mean, they really did a sell job on me!  And they’re really nice and fun.  They talked me into it.”

So, just who is Donna Mills playing?  That is what everyone wants to know!  Let us know in the comment section … who do you think she will play on GH?  And, are you excited to hear that Donna will be debuting in in Port Charles in just a few weeks?

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  1. M Baptiste says:

    I was gonna joke and say Donna will play a younger more glam “Mauve” to Ilene Kristen’s Deliah…but bingo, could she be playing Rae Woodard?!? Nah…but I bet it is a “re-envisioned” role! Bless you and all the stars.

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    Mama replied

    Joan Collins couldn’t handle all the memorization on “Guiding Light” back in 2002 and the same thing for Donna Mills’ co-star from “Knots Landing,” Joan Van Ark on “Young and the Restless,” so my hunch is that Mills will be very short term.

    And I freakin’ hate that possibility! :(

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    davlestev1 replied

    I agree @mama..hee hee love that handle…mama. It will be short term and just a vehicle to get her back in the minds of primetime honchos. She will most likely take a roll on Dallas if they’re at all smart over there on TNT. My new favorite drama by the way. She will be Helena and probably with ConstanceTower’s blessing. Hey if I can get through an episode of The Have and Have Nots on OWN..I can watch ANYTHING AND ANYONE..CUZ THAT SHOW…GOOD LORD IT’S SO BAD IT’S ALMOST GOOD!!!!

    Barbara from Atlanta replied

    Mills was on a daytime serial at the start of her career. I’m sure that she was well aware of the work involved with one of these shows when she agreed to this role.

    I agree that Mills likely will be short-term on the show. However, that likely will be due to her choice rather than an inability to handle the work as your post seems to imply.

    Mitchell1660 replied

    Wasn’t Donna Mills on “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing”? I think she can handle the memorization because she’s done it before and knows what she’s getting into. I do think it will be a short-term thing and I DO think she will be Helena Cassadine.

    Mark replied

    I read on another site Donna Mills was going to be Elizabeth’s Grandmother on her maternal side and have other ties to the cast. After I read that I thought maybe She is related to Audrey Hardy. Anne Logan’s Mother. The Mother/Sister we never saw on the show. (I can only hope)

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    davlestev1 replied

    Ummm @Mark..in the words of HomerSimpson…DOH. No writer in their right mind would EVER expand on a boring families family. Trust me DonnaMills is not coming on GH to play a LesleyWebber/AudreyHardy type character.

    Mark replied

    Who said she had to be boring… It’s Donna Mills. I know the caliber performance she brings. I can wish can’t I?

    peasoup replied

    cant weight!!!!

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    SZima replied

    I can’t WAIT eigher.

    Patty replied

    I think she’ll be Nina (Clays wife who’s been in a coma for 20 years)

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  2. Randall Cassidy says:

    Olivia Jerome. She’s the one Julian was talking to when he said “Speak of the devil.” He and Ava were just talking about his other crazy sister Olivia a few scenes before on that episode.

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    Willow replied

    She’s much older than the role calls for. Not gonna happen.

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    nanna braun replied

    @willow who is ever the real age on soaps? So it might happen. DM looks great for being over 70

    su0000 replied

    Julian said he killed her/the other sister… yes?
    And threatened Ava with- the same could happen to her ..

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    melador replied

    If it is Olivia, I would think Frank and Ron would have made sure Tanja Walker reprised the role who last played her especially with her OLTL connection to them.

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    Christy replied

    yeah, if she was available…. but Julian killed Olivia back in the day. They’d have to explain two deaths in the same family that weren’t really dead.

    I keep thinking she will be related to the Silas story — like his mother in law, working with the hot new cop.

    Teresa D. replied

    I agree completely Randall. I’ve been thinking Olivia Jerome since I heard Donna was coming on and when Julian said that, it solidified my opinion. However, Ron and Frank love to surprise us. I’m hoping she is Olivia. I’m bummed though that she’s only signed on for 12 episodes, maybe a couple more. I guess Olivia isn’t long for Port Charles!

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    Bo replied

    I believe the role will be contract, not twelve episodes.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Im hoping Silas runs into her and shes Ninas vengeful mother…who may be responsible for her own daughters coma and is framing Silas…unless Silas’s lookalike vampire brother is returning and is responsible…even if Donna did sign on for just 12 episodes it wouldnt stop her from doing more if she is willing, just saying!

    Mitchell1660 replied

    Isn’t Donna Mills a little old to be Julian’s sister, Olivia? She’s gotta be in her 70s by now!

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I think she’s Silas’s wealthy scheming mother in law and Ninas mother…also hope she has scenes with Leslie C.(Monica)…they once played sisters in love with the same man on the old soap ‘Love Is A Many Splendored Thing’…hope they have a similiar storyline here or at least like feuding Dorian and Vicki of ‘OLTL’!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    If Silas’s lookalike vampire brother isnt framing him, maybe Ninas mother is…maybe she is responsible for Ninas coma and frames Silas for it?

    Connie Mac replied

    I am so glad you posted that! I’ve been racking my brain trying to remember what soap those two were in together many moons ago! Thanks!

    Mama replied

    Girl, I like that idea!

    eliteadvisors replied

    Jimh… you have some pretty great story ideas…so maybe you can shed some light on WHAT IS HAPPENING TO LUKE SPENCER?’ He looks like he just crawled out of the grave…. what on earth are they doing to him?

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Is Luke really Luke…or an imposter? Jerry Jacks or someone else with a Luke mask….or maybe a relapse from his illness? Something new?

  3. MARY ARSENAULT says:

    Can’t wait for this….!!!!!!!!!

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  4. maria says:

    I love donna mills, she will play olivia je.rome that’s my prediction

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Me thinks shes Ninas vengeful mother…so watch out Silas!

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  5. Christine says:

    I think she’s going to be another Cassidine

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Maybe shes the new and improved Helene Cassidine…removed from her cryogenitic chamber by now mad Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake (mad from being a captive again and forced to watch old Richard Simmons exercise videos!) who has thawed out Helenes frozen form by using a human size microwave oven manufactured by Cassidine Ice Princess Manufacture Co.! This could be a great nod to Donna Mills early 1970s movie ‘Live Again, Die Again’ where she played a frozen woman brought back to life after over 30 years in a cryogenitic chamber!!! There really was that movie with Donna Mills but the part i wrote about with Helene im just joking around with you …however, knowing Ron he might write something like that…lol

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    Marci replied

    I think it’s gonna be Silas’s wife!

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    aardvark replied

    Not Olivia, but not sure why. Probably Nina (Silas’s wife in case I got the name wrong). That could really stir thing up and be a lot of fun. Donna Mills is great, and if it is a fun role she will do it well. I was an old Knotts fan. As for Julian’s financer, Jasper Jacks is my guess.

  6. kelly irons says:

    Off the wall yes

    Probably is Olivia, also bankrolling Julian. Heresone odd idea, Alexis mom not dead. Just saying

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    Mark replied

    Odd idea ; Yes. Why would they bring her back to life. What purpose would that serve?

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  7. Sannod says:

    I think she’s going to be the Mother of Sila’s comatose wife

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    Tim replied

    I agree. They said that Sila’s comatose wife’s family is wealthy and has her locked away in a private facility so Silas cannot see her. I hope because this would bring in a whole new family to the show that could head Port Charles financial empire since GH has AGAIN put the Q’s on the back burner!

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    Mitchell1660 replied

    Would Silas actually have married a woman who’s clearly in her 70s now? I don’t think so…

  8. Anita says:

    Hope she will be a Q

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  9. Chaz says:

    Maybe she will be a defrosted & refreshed Helena.

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  10. Lew S. says:

    Maybe Helena Cassadine?

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  11. heidi says:

    I am still hoping she is playing Alexandria Quartermaine!!! The possibilities are endless!!! If not she could be Julia and Brenda’s mother who was married to Harlan and he did something to her. She could still be Nina’s mother married to someone else. The possibilities of being a married Barrett are endless too! Faison was tied to Harlan and Barrett Enterprises back in the day… that’s fabulous for a Faison return.

    She is too old for Julian’s and Ava’a sister. She could be Victor’s relative or maybe Julian’s real mother?

    Still hope she is Alexandria Quartermaine and if she has since become a Barrett or whatever Nina’s mother’s last name is would be great!!!

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    heidi replied

    Something I was hoping not to happen was she could be a recast for Helena Cassadine. I say this only because I am a huge Constance Towers and Helena fan and would love to have her back as Helena and have the benefit of having her and Donna playing their respective characters. Of course I will welcome Donna as a recast for Helena if Constance was unable to return… but I will keep hoping we get to see both lovely ladies!!!

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  12. Robert says:

    I am excited to see her soon on G.H. but I fear to be letdown by all the secrecy of her role, the character may not live up to the hype. I believe I read she is playing a new character and if so, why not tell us the character’s name? I also read a rumour (possible spoiler alert!!!!) that her first scene is with Silas. I was let down by Shirley Jones earlier guest appearance, thinking a actress of her talents and history was there to play a major guest star on the show, considering she did the same thing on Days and her character turned out to be of great importance to the wrap up of a major storyline. I was let down big time by her G.H. guest appearance. I really want to believe G.H. will do Donna Mills justice but i am not holding my breath!

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  13. Francine says:

    She will be comatose Nina’s mother…

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  14. Chuck says:

    She will playing Julia barret , Brenda sister … That’s is my thoughts …

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  15. Marc says:

    Sydney Chase

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    Mark replied

    Morgan Fairchild’s Character from the City? She was murdered.

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  16. dina says:

    Maybe she will be playing Brenda Barrets sister?

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  17. Joe says:

    I’m thinking she looks so similar to Helena and now with the return of Victor, she’s Helena’s sister. I agree…Olivia would be perfect but Tonya Walker would be back in a heartbeat if and when they bring her back. Nobody but Tonya should play that role because she was BRILLIANT at it :)

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  18. Ann says:

    Nina Clay’s mother

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  19. Mia Denise says:

    Donna Mills will be coming on in a new role not an existing character. Maybe as Nina Clay’s mother or Julian & Olivia Jerome’s mother.

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  20. BTripp says:

    She must be connected to the Silas mystery. So either she is Nina’s mother or Silas’ mother. I heard a rumor she might be related to Liz somehow too! Now wouldn’t that be fun. :-)

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    Mark replied

    I heard she was rumored to be Elizabeth’s maternal Grandmother with ties to other established characters.

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  21. Lia says:

    Olivia Jerome would be perfect. She would be ah-MAZING in that role. A lady king pin, I love it.

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  22. Max says:

    I’m just so happy I can’t wait!!

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  23. Amy says:

    I have a feeling she is playing the older Barrett sister

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    Sal Piscioneri replied

    Ms. Mills maybe too old for that character.

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  24. Mo says:

    Don’t watch GH, but good luck to her!

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  25. mikedespo says:

    Hard to believe but it’s true… Donna Mills is in her 70′s. Impossible to be Julia Barret. She’s too old. Plus Julia was also involved with A.J. back in the day. Donna Mills playing Julia would go from being A.J.’s age to being Monica’s age. Not going to happen. Also, too old to be Olivia. Again, Donna is Victor Jerome’s age almost … not the other way around. Donna looks great and in no way looks like she’s in her 70′s, but she is … plus Frank/Rob would almost surely use Tonja to reprise the role since they have a history with her on OLTL. As for Julia/Brenda’s mother comment … they had different mothers. Brenda’s mother already appeared on the show and while Brenda’s mother died while on the show (she drove herself and Brenda off a cliff if I recall) … Brenda did come back from “the dead,” but without Brenda on the show …. makes no sense to brng back her mother now also.

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  26. Sal Piscioneri says:

    I hope she is Momma Jerome……and she has the money backing the Jerome organization.

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  27. Mark says:

    Love Donna and excited about her coming to gh but there are too many characters and loose ends on this show and it is getting hard to watch. I used to think 5 shows a week were great now I think maybe two are. Unlike days which is 5 for 5 and b&b which is 4 out of 5 usually. lol

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  28. Edward says:

    She will be Brenda’s and Julia Barretts Mother… Harlans ex wife… who remarried? not sure who the Liz connection though…. and that’s been throughout

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  29. Anne says:

    Nothing against this actress, but I want to see more of the great actors already on GH, not new faces. Please stop inflating the cast.

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  30. aardvark says:

    On second thought she is probably too old for Nina, so how about the mother of Jerry and Jasper Jacks, or for that matter, who is Sonny’s mother? Mrs. Jacks would be a great role for her since we know Jerry will be back sooner or later, and Jasper is a big money guy that hates Sonny. Lots of potential fun here. I should write these things.

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    Aria replied

    The role of lady jax already is around n doubtful she would play a role that already exist plus it sounds like RC n FV created something new altogether.

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  31. Gloria E says:

    If she is going to Olivia they will have two Olivia’s??

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  32. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    HERE WE GO AGAIN. TRYING TO GUESS WHAT CHARACTER SHE’LL BE PLAYING. I HOPE SHE DOES A GOOD JOB, AS I WAS NEVER A BIG FAN OF HERS. MAYBE NOW THAT SHE HAS GOTTEN OLDER, MAYBER THIS PART WILL BE HER BEST. WE NEED TO SEE WITH OUR EYES, HEAR WITH OUR EARS, AND KEEP OUR MOUTHS SHUT UNTIL WE SEE WHATS UP TPTB’S SLEEVES. THANKS FOR GIVING US A CHANCE TO COMMENT.

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  33. swag says:

    Probably Nina’s mom and I hope she has scenes with Leslie C (Monica Q) her co star from Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

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  34. elite advisos says:

    I am intrigued by the idea of Brenda Barretts mom… they have been talking about Brenda and her sister an awful lot….names I have not heard in ages… I also heard thought Vanessa Marcil was coming back again … but have not heard any more rumors…anyone know?

    Lastly, I think Ric Lansing is working with Julian Jerome somehow….

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  35. Aria says:

    Julia and Brenda have different moms, so she’s either one or the other mom but not both, she’s not Olivia , because Olivia was in the same age range as Anna and yes the divine Ms. Mills looks awesome but I doubt it’s Olivia or Helena either. Or ms. Jax, or Julia . She will be a totally new character . The others just don’t add up.

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  36. leo says:

    Donna mills will play helena cassidine, let the games begin.

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  37. Tony says:

    Gh please bring back Todd and Frisco!

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  38. PETER says:

    Wow donna mills is 73 years old, she is gorgeous. I loved her as abby, on knots landing. The woman can act, she is a terrific actress. I hope she plays, the new helena cassadine. imagine her and luke spencer, getting it on. LOL.

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  39. Jimmy says:

    I was thinking Nina’s mother, who could also be a Cassadine by blood and married into the Jerome family. Imagine that? Triple whammy. The possibilities there are endless, because she could be helping take down Sonny as well as be a secret partner in Victor’s scheme to revive the other Cassadines, all while playing the vengeful mother of a coma patient. Love it!

    I don’t like the idea of her being a recast Helena because Constance Towers is amazing in the role, and she’s too old to play Olivia Jerome. Plus, Olivia was played amazingly by Tonja Walker so if they were planning to bring her back, Tonja should play her.

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  40. JBernardJones says:

    She’s the new Jessie Brewer.

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    Jonathan replied

    Or Lucille – she was blond-ish

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    Mark replied

    Or Audrey!

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  41. Sean says:

    Never watched the show & I don’t think it even airs In Australia, but I will be watching on the GH youtube channel just for Donna Mills. I’m really excited to see her back in a regular TV gig again. She’s beautiful & talented. Can’t wait!

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  42. dmr says:

    I was thinking either a recast of Olivia Jerome-imagine Donna and Maura West (Ava) cat-fighting?! Or, perhaps, Nina Clay’s mother. I think Nathan West is somehow related to Nina, as well. Why else would he care about a 20 year cold case from NY? Or Julia Barrett, Brenda’s sister-since Barrett Enterprises was just mentioned and was thought to be backing the Jerome’s.

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  43. mfarris70 says:

    My off-the-wall idea is that Donna Mills is Nina Clay! My idea is that Nina was a cougar, Silas was her boy toy she put through medical school. But DM is probably going to play either Nina’s or Julian’s mother.

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  44. Karen Maddox says:

    She’s gonna play Abby Ewing — in Port Charles looking for her EX-husband Gary Ewing

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    GINO SABATINO replied

    LOL not happening karen. wrong soap lmao.

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  45. Dina Carlson says:

    Donna Mills will be playing silas mother in law..i am so excited to see her on gh..wonder what she will do when she Silas with Sam?

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  46. Patti says:

    I think she will play either Cyrus’ wife in a coma or his ex-mother-in-law.

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  47. Allie says:

    She has to be Nina’s mother.

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  48. barbara says:

    I think she will be playing silas’s wife nina clay.

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  49. Darlene says:

    I really think Donna will bring a quality performance to the General Hospital set and her character will be around for a longtime.

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  50. Shirley says:

    I think she will be Siles wife or mother-in-law.

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  51. roseanne says:

    I think she will play either Silas’s mother in law, a Cassadine or maybe a member of the Jerome family.

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  52. Mickey says:

    I think Donna Mills’ character will be Nina Clay’s mother. I also think the new cop is Nina’s brother and her son, and that’s why he is sooo determine to nail Silas.

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  53. Nicole chitayat says:

    Hello Yes I m very excited she s a great actress. Not sure which role she will play!!

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  54. Jody Wilson says:

    sila’s wife,,,,

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  55. Lainey says:

    I don’t know they are doing Luke but his interesting Kiki but it is creepy and dark. How about Donna Mills being a unfrozen Helena Cassadine..they look very much alike.

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