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44 July 28th, 2016 Finola Hughes Has Extended Her Time Away From General Hospital!

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Anna Devane will be off the Port Charles canvas for a bit longer than expected!  New today out of ABC Soaps In Depth has that Finola Hughes is taking some additional time off from her enduring role on General Hospital.

Finola last aired at the beginning of July and took a summer vacation from the soap. But word is from GH that Hughes has extended her time away, and actually will not return till later this fall.

In story, Anna was finally able to get some sort of closure after trying to get Julian (William deVry) to confess for his crimes.  Julian had murdered Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) and was responsible for the death of the love of Anna’s life, Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan).   What will happen when Anna sees Carlos’ twin, Joe?

When Anna returns to Port Charles it will be intriguing to see just what crimes, suspects, and evil-doers are inhabiting the town, so we can get Anna on the case once again.

What do you think about Finola’s extended leave from GH? Comment below!

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  1. su0000 says:

    0ooh geez. hope she’s not messing with a facelift.. lol
    I really have not noticed that she has left.
    Anyways- it will be good to see her again when she gets back.

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    Lou Piikes replied

    I know right. Some celebrities don’t know when to stop and they wind up looking like a mannequin.

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    Charday replied

    I hadn’t even noticed, either. Too bad Sonny doesn’t take an extended leave (like ten years or so).

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    Shay replied

    And take Carly with him!

    nancy dillingham replied

    Don’t tell me there is yet ANOTHER contract dispute! GIVE HER THE MONEY–LOL!

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    Timmm replied

    She is already signed long term.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Timmm, wish “signed long term” really meant something. You and I know that any actor can be let go by the suits–even with a longterm contract, so called.

    Phil replied

    I really haven’t watched, but would totally notice her not being on the show! She is my favorite.

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  2. curacaoman says:

    It seems people just want to be away from GH. At least this way they can’t make Anna do things OOC

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  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Too long to have a great actress off the canvas…hope she has a better storyline when she returns…maybe Carlos lookalike Joe will be attracted to Anna-that would be something!!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    and what if they did do the twin switch and he really is Carlos and only Anna suspects this?…will that psychiatrist guy-Andre?-think Anna is off her rocker-lol

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Oh—PU-L-L-EEEZ! Let Carlos go–they took him too far. Let the new character remain “new.”

    nancy dillingham replied

    Good point, Jimh. That’s something TPTB would pull.

    Soaphound replied

    Jimh, from your words to the writer’s keyboards. Anna deserves so much better than what she’s been getting. A pairing of Finola and Jeffrey VP would be TOO great for words. But I’m gonna hope anyway.

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Nancy..
    It’s not about Carlos or now Dr. Joe..
    It is about the great extraordinary acting abilities of Jeffrey Vincent Parise that bring any character he plays to vivid life ..
    I am looking forward to JVP’s Dr. Joe because Jeffrey will give it his best!
    And— he doesn’t need a woman to hold him down!

    ((he is very good!)

    RVenter replied

    It would be great if Anna is off finding out that Duke had actually staged his death (again) to save her. I love Anna and Duke. I won’t watch unless they bring Duke back. Such chemistry!!!!

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  4. SZima says:

    As long as she IS coming back, then good for her.
    I always wonder, though, why an actor takes an “extended time away.” Hope it’s not like Tyler’s time away.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yeah, like I said earlier! Seems suspicious, indeed!

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    Patrick replied

    now that Nick Stabile has ended his run

    GH / ABC whats the long and short of Tyler Christopher

    I would like to know when he will be returning

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    Sheri replied

    Tyler said today that he will start taping in August and will be onscreen in Sept. He announced that at the GH weekend.

  5. Duke of Jersey City says:

    this Duke will be waiting… Anna… my dear…

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  6. aria says:

    this sucks, i miss seeing her on the air!

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    Soaphound replied

    I know, aria, me too. I find myself smiling like a fool whenever I see Anna scheduled. We need her back.

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  7. Tony says:

    I want her in a Charmed Reunion!

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  8. robbie says:

    I’d stay away too, and await new writers

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  9. Allen saint james says:

    Please bring her back via a classic wsb tale. Why waste her rich double agent history by having her work as some thinly drawn special investigator.

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    Rose replied

    All the more reason to get Robert Scorpio back to GH.

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  10. Allen saint james says:

    Genie Francis should be given front burner icon status in story while Finola is away.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes–please!

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    Rose replied

    So far she’s no disappointing GH fans, and giving us her A game.

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  11. rebecca1 says:

    She had a lot of air time in the last few months. Perhaps she just wants a vacation, or perhaps she’s directing in or working/acting on another project. Off to England to see family? Whatever the reason…good for her! Looking forward to her return whenever that may be.

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  12. Timmm says:

    I bet Tristan wraps up that god awful character over at Y&R soon and Anna brings Robert back with her in the Fall.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    What a treat that would be!

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    Timmm replied

    He has not done ONE thing on Y&R that is memorable!

    Rose replied

    Love to see him back at GH, and especially with Anna.

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  13. Omar says:

    She is one of the few actors that always brings her A game even with poor writing, love her!!

    GH is getting better lately but still kind of predictable..I am seeing Elizabeth and Hayden becoming sisters..Seems Jeff Webber had fling with Hayden’s mom and Hayden was their baby and Heather has been blackmailing her for years or there was a baby switch and Liz is actually not a Webber..Hayden is!! Predictable and not original..I hope I am wrong and that the writers surprise the heck out of me!!

    Hopefully when Finola comes back, she will get a great storyline..No more tears, just a more kick butt and take no prisoner Anna with some new romance..Enough of the Duke funeral!!

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Always “brings her game,” yes, even with meager material.

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  14. DropOut says:

    Anna needed the time off tbh. She was beginning to kiss Sonny’s behind.

    When she comes back I hope she builds a friendship with Laura. It’s stupid that they aren’t friends!!!

    Love Finola and looking forward to her return in due time.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Wouldn’t she and Genie be a power team?

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  15. Rodd says:

    I wonder if these times away from the show that many of the actors have been reported as having this year are due to financial more than personal concerns? FH is a huge asset to GH, a wonderful actress! She brings class and dignity to everything she does, so, of course, I’m anxious to see her back in PC.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Bring her back–like yesterday–:)

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  16. Betty says:

    I’m hoping her leave has been extended so that she will finally be on Dancing with the Stars! She is an accomplished dancer and the timeline for her return seems to fit.

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    Shay replied

    @Betty….Whilst I agree Finola would be an absolutely phenomenal addition to DWTS, it would seem that she would possess a beyond unfair competitive advantage over the other contestants. Not only does she have extensive dance experience, but she was a professional on both stage and screen for years, as her appearance in “Staying Alive” attests! I recently re-viewed that film and was amazed by Finola’s acting and dance performances (circa 1985) all over again!!! Let’s just say that unlike her many contemporaries on GH, the soap didn’t make her because she already was totally impressive in her own right, but her Anna Devane definitely made the soap….and still does!!!

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  17. JMER says:

    I look forward to seeing her in the Fall. If I have my way, with good writing and a Duke return just around the corner. I doubt I’ll be watching much of GH while she’s gone but I do like some of the things the new writers are doing this year with the focus on the hospital and on vets like Anna, Laura and Tracy.

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