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144 August 15th, 2013 General Hospital Pays Homage to LOVING While Giving Us A Twist As To Robin’s Wherabouts!

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On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, the very clever team of executive producer Frank Valentini, and head writer Ron Carlivati, came up with a unique twist that brought several stories together, and also paid an homage to the ABC Daytime soaps of the past!

While Holly (Emma Samms) and Luke (Anthony Geary) were hot on the trail of Jerry Jacks, they landed in the Pennsylvania in the town of Corinth, and the house they came upon for their search, Luke recalled was the same place where the notorious “Loving Murders” took place years ago, to which Holly held up a picture of the murderess Gwyneth Alden (Christine L. Tudor) who was the Corinth Serial Killer.  Holly related the story of  why Gwyneth went on a killing spree,  “She wiped out pretty much all of her friends and family in some twisted attempt to wipe away their pain.”   Luke then said how the survivors moved to The City (which was Loving’s spin-off when ABC tried to salvage the show).

But this all dovetailed into the major story of the MIA and believed dead Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough), when Dr. Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) recalled to her daughter, Britt something she had done. Next, we see a flashback of Robin in a wheelchair with her wrists tied to it, being wheeled into the same abandoned mansion that Holly and Luke are at now by Dr. O.  Then,  Dr. O asked someone , “What should they do with Robin now?” 

Luke and Holly also found a locked closet door behind a bookcase that Luke was determined to open! The duo also found pictures of Cabot Alden (Wesley Addy) and Tricia Alden (Noelle Beck) ! So now the question is who, or what, is on the other side of the secret door?  As ABC Daytime fans recall, Faison (Anders Hove) made an appearance and crossed over to Loving in 1993.   Has GH come up with a shocker to propel the story of Jerry/Faison/Dr Olbrecht/Luke/Holly/ and Robin?

What did you think of the nod to Loving today? And where things will lead now that we know Robin was in Corinth? Comment below!

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  1. Enrique Buenrostro says:

    I wonder if this means something else like they will include old characters from Loving and tie it together into this storyline

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    BTripp replied

    I would love to see Noelle Beck show up as Trisha. Tracy was on Loving at one time too.

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    BTripp replied

    Oh sorry it was called “The City” when Tracy was on it.

    Carolyn replied

    I would love to see Christine L. Tudor return as Gwyneth Alden!!!! She was awesome!!!

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    Patricia penn replied

    I agree Christine Tudor is a great actress as Gwyneth Alden.

    Karen replied

    I agree that Christine L. Tudor should come back as Gwybeth Alden

    Christle replied

    @MichaelFairman: General Hospital Pays Homage to LOVING While Giving Us A Twist As To Robin’s Wherabouts!: I agree with Caroln lease bring back Christine Tudor as Gwyneth Alden

    c.barrack replied

    I think Gwyneth Alden should make a come back. Christine did such a great job with the that character

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    Michele replied

    Couldnt agree more! I want to see Christine L Tudors come back to ABC!

    Barbara replied

    Gwyneth would not be the same without Christine Tudor playing the part!, she was the main reason I watched Loving. Would love to see her again. Bring back Christine,,,

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  2. MikeT says:

    Love it !!

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  3. curacaoman says:

    In all this, where is Laura?

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    Toni replied

    Well, Laura is back in France for a “check up”.
    Please… Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentni
    Bring her back!!! We love Laura forever!!

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  4. curacaoman says:

    Also, now that they can’t use AMC and OLTL characters, they delve in Loving’s? Not enough characters in GH’s history?

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    TheHugoBoss replied

    Damn, why be so bitter. It was a scene starring vets, dealing with a plot with other vets, paying homage to another old soap that was in all rights, connected to GH. It’s like nothing is ever good enough for some. Just HAVE to find SOMETHING to complain about. Damn. lol.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Had to reply here…hope your right about Laura…she’ll show up at the right time…also agree with your above comments…lol

    susan M. replied

    Disagree curacaoman comments! I agree with TheHugoBoss comments!

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  5. Anthony O'Reilly says:

    “What did you think of the nod to Loving today?” I loved it.

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    Susan replied

    I watched Loving and The City, and I remember that when Tracy was on The City that was when she was married to a mobster and used the mob money in ELQ which has been mentioned a lot in her battle for control over ELQ

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  6. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I never watched Loving/The City but i think it was clever how RC using it in GHs storyline…love the mystery, and suspense, and how its tied in to Robin!!! This has become cant missed tv!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    And where is Laura?

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    TheHugoBoss replied

    I can’t help but hope that by not showing Laura, theyre involving her into the story undercover. Holly and Luke are going to be trapped or in a life or death situation, a situatuon, and Laura’s gonna turn out to be the one who saves them. OR even better, Luke gets so sick and Laura shows up just in time and she and Holly are forced to work together to save Sean and Luke.

    Erick replied

    Am glad Laura and Genie are back, JFP and Guza gave her the shaft for sure, but honestly never missed her during this week’s episodes.

    susan M. replied

    Didn’t Laura go to find Luke? Laura told this to Scotty when she found out that Luke was dying, right!

  7. aria says:

    i loved it, since oltl and amc can no longer be mentioned then why not show a litllte love to soaps of abc past and tie them to GH. i think its clever.

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  8. Diane Dunn says:

    I was a bit confused but now that you’ve explained it better, I love it. (pun intended) Lots of twists and turns, keeps us on our toes. I started watching GH in the 80′s so I am thrilled with all my faves coming back. Especially Lucy! GH needs her.

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  9. Li says:

    I like the show a lot yesterday! I can’t wait to see how this is all linked together and how long it will take to start peeling some layers…

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  10. Georgia says:

    I really hope we don’t see any more new characters on the show. There are way too many people now. Thank you for the run through on the story because none of it meant anything to me. It now makes a little more sense now.

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    jon replied

    Agree 100%.

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  11. mike says:

    Leave it to Frank and Ron to come up with something unexpected and unique. I love that they use the past history on GH , now using the history of Loving is a great bonus to longtime fans.

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    Lawrence replied

    Yes I agree

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  12. Matt says:

    SO AWESOME! A real treat for ABC daytime fans and a reminded that character crossovers between ABC shows is not new!

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  13. thomas says:

    i loved it .. this was unexpected .. i love hoe the producers and writers give a heads up to soap history while moving forward .. i cant wait for today and most next weeks shows

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  14. RichCD says:

    I never watched “Loving” or “The City”, but found this to still be very cool, and surprising. GH really needs more surprises – the plots now are very predictable and the twists seem to be telegraphed many days in advance.

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  15. JEM says:

    ABC only has one remaining soap, but the network still retains ownership rights to many of their cancelled shows. I think it is a very cool idea if the show could incorporate characters and storylines from long defunct shows. However, GH is a show with such awesome veterans that viewers are wanting to see, and many newbies have already taken over and dominated much of the action recently. I have always crossovers as it is neat to see familiar characters in different circumstances. I would love to see characters from Ryan‘s Hope, or Loving, or Edge of Night.

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    JeffyJC replied

    Edge of night is owned by Proctor and Gamble so they cannot be used. It makes sense Luke and Holly had to go to an abandoned house somewhere looking for Jerry, at least it is a house that has some history to some.

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    Shay replied

    Tooooo baaaaad….I REALLY loved “Preacher” from EON!!!!! Followed his career to other soaps, then primetime. I believe he has since left the acting business…..

  16. Ryan says:

    Just want the mystery person to be someone other than Jerry. We already know he is involved so it would be a letdown. All n all, this storyline has gelled very quickly and is so much fun.

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  17. Libby says:

    brilliant… so many alumni that are familar faces to GH, AMC. Would love to see ABC forfeit one of their talk shows and initiate a re-boot of the Agnes Nixon-Douglas Marland soap. We can dream.

    It would be a positve to have a show with characters still wholely owned by ABC. To be able to leverage the lessons learned from the PP licensing fiasco that has left this fan exhausted and ready for Monday, Aug 19 and then to move onward- would be a blessing to cast, crew and fans, imo.

    A quasi- pilot could be culled from GH. THink of the potential of the twin brothers, the eccentric matriach….and think of the alumni…(did I already mention that..well it is worth saying again.)

    Noelle Beck, Debbi Morgan, Darnell Willians, Rena Sofer, Catherine Hickland, Sebastion Roche, Ted King, Laura Wright, Lisa LoCicero, Jessica Collins, Amelia Heinle, jane Eliott ( Who also served as a producer.)

    I could see Frank Valentini as Co- EP with Jane Ellott on this.. GH cast is heavy now… could give a better chance for more work in NYC for a soap. One that production could be well managed. Oh, the opportunity..the hope..

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  18. DopeySoapFan says:

    Honestly, some actors really personify their characters, and Robin is one of them. Jason is another. But, their legacies have lasted in almost every major storyline without being seen in forever. I am not opposed to a Robin or Jason recast, at this point, so long as the actors chosen do the character justice. I never thought I would warm up to another Carly after Sarah Brown left, but I thought Tamara Braun did an outstanding job. I was not a fan of the third Carly, Jennifer Bransford, but I love Laura Wright. If Carly can have four faces, Robin and Jason can have two. Not to mention Lucky, bring back one of the three Luckys, lol. I’m going to stop talking now. But, yes, I hope this storyline FINALLY leads to paydirt and brings Robin back to Port Charles. BTW, I’m assuming the intruder in Mac and Felicia’s wedding is friggin’ Richard Simmons, by Lucy’s reaction.

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  19. Jules says:

    I bet this will be another bait and switch….they’re making the audience believe they’re closer to finding Robin, only for this to lead to nowhere. Then whenever they do really and truly get a commitment from KMc and Robin returns for more than a pop in, they’ll reveal how and why all this is so important to the “mystery” of Robin being held captive. I won’t be fooled into thinking any of this means anything today, when really it’ll be put on the backburner and kept there until G-d knows when while fans speculate and beg them to give more info. When they have something to share, they’ll share it, and not a moment sooner. And as far as I’m concerned, they won’t get me back as a viewer until then.

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  20. udhoop says:

    I’m okay with the nod to Loving but I sure hope I don’t see any of their characters on my screen before I see my Robert Scorpio alive and saving Robin with Anna & Sean!

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    gloria replied

    You said it. Robert cannot get home fast enough for me! I LOVE him, have since his very first episode of GH. He will save the day!

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  21. Rick says:

    Brilliant!

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  22. Iakovos says:

    I loved LOVING. Admittedly though, I loved it a lot more at the start when Patricia Kalember, Susan Walters, and friggin’ awesome Bryan Cranston (BREAKING BAD) were on and the Vochek family was very much on the front burner as were the Aldens. I am afraid the series did lose steam and interwest for me, but I never wandered too far away. I thought the way the series was allowed to end with the serial killer storyline was a smart one. I even moved along with the survivors to THE CITY, vut that never really gelled. To have this surprise shout out to the past is wonderful. I wish the webs could develop new serials. It was always a treat to hear of something new in development.

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  23. carla says:

    Gh has won me back. I stopped watching during the franco episodes.I watched loving and the city so i was on cloud nine.

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    Iakovos replied

    I am with you on the Franco episodes, particularly the James Franco era. I think Roger Howarth will redeem the character and we will forget the craziness Franco wrought. When LOVING began in 1983, I was so intoit and loved the class struggles between the Aldens and Vocheks. I sense alot of that was Douglas Marland’s work and he left the show and with him, apparently that foundation. Still, Agnes Nixon did give us a serial with class and smarts. I miss it and RYAN’S HOPE. they seemed — for the most part — based more in real life and every day living.

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  24. Avatar610 says:

    I’m convinced that when is all said and done, Robin will not be the ONLY P.C. resident held hostage by Jerry Jacks and Co. Get ready for the return of Alan Quartermaine! Nice “Loving” tribute, though.

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    Paul replied

    I agree. Dr O has more than just Robin in Corinth. Can’t wait to see who. I hope Heather Webber somehow plays into it.

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  25. Rodd says:

    I LOVED IT!!! I have always thought that there should be more references to other soap-towns to create a synergy amongst the network soaps. Now that GH is the only one on ABS, doing so doesn’t create that synergy, but it does give that warm shout-out to fans of the old shows.

    I think it’s really wise to use history, even if it isn’t from the same show. Most soap fans have watched more than one show over their lifetime; most of those soaps are gone. When someone on a current show mentions Bay City, Springfield, or Oakdale, it brings back a warm feeling and makes me feel as thought the writers/producers care about all soap fans. It is an easy value-added writing tie-in that reaches out to the fans. In our imaginations, our shows continue long after they’re off the air. When mentioned on a current show, it only winks at us and let’s us know someone else agrees.

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  26. Tori says:

    I loved the twist by having Loving’s major storyline mention as well as the town because I was a fan of the show and sad when it was canceled. Frank and Ron are doing a great job and I love that they have respect for Daytime dramas that once aired on ABC. I would love it if they can work in somekind of easter eggs about other shows, like Edge of Night.

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    DakotaCelt replied

    I agree, it would be nice to see a reference to Ryan’s Hope and Edge of Night.

    Now it would be really interesting if Alex Masters should turn up.

    The character appeared on Loving, The City and a cross-over storyline with OLTL

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  27. Trudy says:

    Some of it is good, but too much junk is being put in. I’m still waiting for the supposed great year, right now it’s just flat.

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    Brenda replied

    Amen to that Trudy.

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  28. Samantha says:

    Simply clever! Love the twists and how excited to see what is on the other side of the door. Keep showing all our fav vets mixed in with the newer characters – keep a bit of the old and the new! Loved that Sonny was no where to be seen :)

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    Shay replied

    Agreed! Anytime we are spared “The Three Faces of Sonny C Saga” it is a great day. Ever notice, there is but a trio of emotions MB possesses? There’s “Sunny Sonny,” where he’s all smiles and dimples, “Sulky Sonny,” where he’s got the stony, silent glowering thing going (default setting) and then (watch out!) there’s the “Simmering Over Sonny,” when he explodes in this “off-his-meds” madness!!!! Just way tooooo predictable after these oh so many years…..

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    Samantha replied

    LOVE your characterization of the few faces of Sonny! But lets we forget there is also the – Supreme Sonny! You remember him, the one where he can do no wrong but everyone in town can do no right? Talk about no moral compass or compassion or really anything beyond I am right and if you do not agree, well, here is my gun, let’s see what happens.

    Shay replied

    “Well, here is my gun, let’s see what happens…” Priceless, and oh so true!!!! You nailed it….have a feeling that one is going to be the prevailing “Face of Sonny” very soon….

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    Samantha replied

    I believe there were at least three instances of it last week alone……I feel this should be a trend soon, how may times per week sonny “threatens” with his gun – because we all know, that is the only power he truly has, he knows how to use a gun!

    Shay replied

    I will defer to you on that matter, Samantha….quite frankly, I pretty much zone out whenever Sonny is on these days, my eyes glaze over and I temporarily depart from my usual rapt attention…due to MB’s boring and predictable portrayal.

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  29. Christy says:

    I never watched those other two shows, so I didn’t get any reference, but I’m sure that those who did watch them got a kick out of the references.

    but I’m enjoying GH! I was watching it yesterday wishing it would go on for hours! :-)

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    heidi replied

    I agree!!! I wish it were at least 2 hrs!

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  30. Joel says:

    Seeing pics of Gwyneth, Cabot and Trisha was priceless! Christine Tudor was dynamite.

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    Carolyn replied

    Right on, Joel!!!

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    Patricia penn replied

    I agree please bring back Gwyneth Alden AKA Christine Tudor she is great!!!

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  31. Paul says:

    Fantastic twist. Since they can’t use Llanview or Pine Valley; glad to see Corinth.

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    DakotaCelt replied

    Glad but surprised as Loving was also an Agnes Nixon creation.

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    Shay replied

    Perhaps a very thinly-veiled swipe at “Prospect Park??????”

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  32. heidi says:

    Another great episode!!! I didn’t watch Loving or the City but knew a little about them. I think it’s great that they are using crossover type references. Could this mystery person just be so evil that they had to borrow from another show? Could the connection that ties all of our known villians just be that this is someone that all of the villians go to get their poisons from? Is this person someone who creates and tests poisons and genetic mishaps on villians and their nemesis’s? I thought it had to be a Cassadine or a Jerome… but now I am stumped and intriqued! GH is must see!!!

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  33. k/kay says:

    Can someone sorry I do not get it what is the point of Emma Sams/Holly. TG needs to retire the man is 66 and he is way long in the tooth for these silly escapades. I saw 10 minutes of the show today and turned it off I was embarrassed from Richard Simmons and Lucy Coe’s stupid overacting.

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    Shay replied

    Here, here on your comment regarding the walking embarrassment called “Richard Simmons.” That tragic ensemble he sported made my eyes hurt, but not as much as my ears did from his shrieking diatribe….now that all has been forgiven, may we please dispense with any further return appearances from that deluded nutcase? His ill-timed antics completely put a damper on the occasion, as did Lucy’s usual attention-grabbing behavior…..their little brouhaha made such a mockery of the event, which was already pathetic enough, given it was a bargain basement bar wedding. That being said, the flowers were gorgeous, as was Maxie’s dress and choker…(not so much the hair though…) Hey, did anyone else notice that when she was seated during RS’s temper tantrum that her necklace was missing??? Did I miss her removing it, or was this just a continuity flub? It magically reappeared in time for the nups and her labor to commence….just asking. Lastly, while we are talking frocks, does anyone better demonstrate just how bitchen and becoming basic black can be as our beloved “Dr. O?” The “Duchess of Darkness” always seems to get it oh so perfect, right down to her jaunty chapeaus, stunning scarves and rocking-croc tote (Large enough to conceal a change of identity and a bottle of”MJ Juice,” but not so immense as to be obtrusive.) Somehow, this “Valkyrie”-loving vamp finds time to put her best fashion foot forward no matter what pressing evil-doing is on her agenda. Gotta love the woman!!!!! P.S. The “Divine Devane” also made quite the style statement the other day with those kick-ass stiletto boots…wonder if she and KM shoe shop at the same place????

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    gloria replied

    I cannot for the life of me, figure out why Richard Simmons should EVER be back on this show. I mean, someone explain it to me! Lucy gets on the very last nerve I have (although her haircut looks great) Maxie’s hair was hideous at the wedding-otherwise (without Richard) the wedding was fine. Dr. O is crazily awesome & Anna, well, what can I say? She is just IT. Love her. As for Tony Geary being too old, NO. He is NOT. He still has it in spades. Will love him forever & Holly is totally a part of things because of her long history with Robert, Sean, Tiffany, etc.

    Shay replied

    @Gloria….It was one thing to have RS on as a part of the 50th Anniversary….he is a memorable legacy character, so I was not opposed to his appearance, per se. However, anyone who recalls him from GH back in the day would describe him as sweet, caring, a tad eccentric, but basically a very nice person. Problem is the demented, campy loon that he returned as this year bears no resemblance to his role of yesteryear. It’s more like the real life RS who has repeatedly shown up on the David Letterman Show displaying increasingly bizarre antics, not to mention playfully begging the host to take him fishing(?)….just really off-the-wall stuff. It’s quite painful to watch and really not even funny because you truly doubt the sanity of the man….I haven’t watched The Late Show in eons, but I definitely saw my fill of that shtick. To feature Richard in this state on GH once was more than enough… twice was simply unforgiveable!!!!! As for Luke, he is GH…and as resident super anti-hero, he will never retire, just eventually fade away on his own terms. Although, I must admit that worn out junta look he was rocking on Friday’s episode was not his best…and oh, what was up with Holly’s eyebrows? I mean, what was UP with them, as they never moved down???? She seemed constantly surprised…other than that, glad to see her back, too. Most of the vintage cast members have been really great this year…still need more Frisco, Robert and Noah, and please, a lot less Lucy. I know I catch much flack for my critiques of her, but at least you (and k/kay!) back me up on this. Thanks, ladies!!!

    Dan replied

    That’s a shame that you turned off the show, k/kay, because Richard Simmons was a very minor background player to what was an otherwise tremendous Friday cliff hanger episode. Personally, I don’t care for Richard on the show either, but I understand what they were trying to do. A little light-hearted comedy to balance out all of the drama.

    As for Tony Geary, sure he’s getting older, but aren’t we all? He’s still awesome in my book, and I love seeing him do the adventure/mystery type of storylines. He’s a GH institution and I hope he’s around as long as he wants to be.

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  34. BETH says:

    It was all lost on me. Didn’t watch Loving or The City. So all of this is new to me. Could be interesting to see where the storyline would/could go.

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  35. teresa says:

    Love It, I Loved Loving!

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  36. Lynne says:

    I keep thinking is it possible somehow britt is Anna’s daughter

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  37. Phil says:

    I think it was clever! I liked the nod at Living/The City… I think they ought to bring in some of those characters if only for an arc! Perhaps this could lead to a rebirth of Loving online????

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  38. Blake says:

    That’s really cool that they did that for Loving/The City!

    I got into the show when that story was happening and when they changed to The City, I thought that was bold and really cool.

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  39. susan M. says:

    Lucy’s hair is shorter! I liked her hair longer..That’s my opinion.. She has gorgeous hair! Thick!

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  40. susan M. says:

    GH is SMOKIN HOT!!!!!! Who is locked in that room when Luke opened the door? Could it be Robin or someone else??? We will all have to tune in on Mon. to find out! So suspenseful!!!!!!!!

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  41. Roger says:

    I really got excited when holly mentioned being in some small town in Pennsylvania. I knew exactly what was coming next. The set doesn’t compare to the original Alden living room. That was perhaps one of the most beautiful best constructed sets ever made for a daytime drama. I think the scene designer won many Emmys for his work. I could see how GH was trying to imitate it, and I understand that budget is always an issue these days, but I was distracted during these scenes because this faux Alden living room sucked compared to the one from Loving. Also, wasn’t Deborah Brewster the last inhabitant of the Alden mansion when the show went off the air? Why would she have photos of gwyneth (?!), Cabot , and Trisha lying around? And the photos weren’t distressed enough if they had been in some abandoned room for 18 yrs.

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  42. JOYCE says:

    WELL I think its is faision, or it might be ROBIN, OR JERRY JACKS. BE hind that door.OR THIS MIGHT JUST BE AWAY THAT , THE WRITER ARE TRYING TO BRING JASON BACK IN THE PICTURE. FASION might have pull him out of the water thats why they have notfound his body.

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  43. Jared says:

    It was a fun week on GH. Frank & Ron obviously respect and love the soaps and enjoy throwing in some nods to daytime’s history. There’s also enough comedy to counterbalance the drama. They take the show seriously but at the same time aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves. It’s all about the entertainment, folks. Y&R show runners could use some advice from these two men.

    Some random thoughts about GH:
    1) I’m sad that Connie’s going, and I’m sad that Sonny is still on the show. No offense to Mr. Benard, but that character has been played out. Unless he’s going to finally grow up, I have no use for this character. Maybe an interesting twist would be for it to be revealed that he was in law enforcement the whole time, like CIA or something like that. Anyway, I’m glad that Frank and Ron have the wisdom to not overplay this character, so I guess I can deal.
    2) Where’s Laura? She lights up the screen, and this new stronger incarnation is a delight. I think the people want to see Laura. She’s adored, and she brings more fans to the show.
    3) Still not digging Franco/Silas/Kiki, and I wish the two shows could have reached an agreement. It would have been best for the fans and the actors, who are the ones who suffered, not the idiot executives who run these networks and studios.
    4) I’m LOVING (pun or no pun intended lol) the Britch, Dr. O, Felix, Anna, Duke, Luke, Holly, Mac, Felicia, Maxie, Sabrina, Patrick, Little Emma, Tracey, AJ, etc. I also love how the vintage characters come and go as needed. It’s a lot of fun, and always something to look forward to. Who’ll pop up next? hehe

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    Patricia penn replied

    I hope it is Christine Tudor as Gwenyth Alden!

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    Michele replied

    Me too! She is the best actress to ever be on day time TV and her fans want her back! Make it happen GH

    Samantha replied

    I agree – So over the Sonny issues and glad Frank and Ron realize that the show other people on it, some terrifically amazing actors and deep wonderful characters that need to be explored further, that need to be embraced fully and shown much more often!

    I am curious of about Sam and Silas, I like the changes in him so far, mostly due to him and Rafe. Kiki I feel they are trying to force a Michael/Kiki pairing and as much as the chemistry is there, the S/L is lame so far. Franco – I like how Carly can see something better in him, especially given how horrible she was (you know stealing her mother’s husband but now they have a great relationship)

    I LOVE Felix. Sabrina is running thin on me, but I absolutely love how they have redeemed Brit! Best move ever having Dr. O as her mother!!!!!! More Emma please :) Hating Tracy just baiting AJ, come on – own up to the family member in trouble and don’t goad him to fall off the wagon when he has worked so freaking hard. He paid for his sins and feels deep remorse for his actions – move on Tracy, find another enemy (how about another corporate to take down……maybe run by someone’s long lost child – I feel Mac needs one of those)

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  44. Garrett D. says:

    I didn’t watch Loving/The City when they were on but have watched clips and episodes on youtube. I can’t wait for Monday or whenever we get to see what’s behind the door Luke opened.

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    Patricia penn replied

    I hope it is Christine Newman as Gwenyth Alden

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  45. DakotaCelt says:

    The thing that would tie this all into a nice and tidy package is to have Alex Masters (Randolph Mantooth) turn up. He was aware of Tracey Quartermaine’s activities on the City.

    Sheer brilliance….

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    Shay replied

    Or Jonathan Matalaine, aka “The Devil!” Remember that storyline with John O’Hurley???? Would explain a lot with all these nefarious members of this mysterious league of evil…Maybe even Roger Howarth as yet another character…he played “Kent Masters” on the show. Does anyone remember him?????

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  46. I'mSmartYou'reNot says:

    I am not watching GH any more, but I watched Loving/The City and it’s very cute that they did this. I think it could be very exciting to tie in Loving somehow. I’d definitely tune back in. I tried to give GH a shot but after the Nurse’s Ball I lost interest. If they use the vets more, I’d reconsider.

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  47. KM says:

    LOL. I didn’t watch Loving or The City so I had NO idea what they were talking about until someone on another board explained it to me.

    I don’t know if these nods to never especially popular and eventually cancelled soaps is such a great idea. From other responses here it was obviously appreciated by some who watched but for others like me who didn’t can be a little off putting. Instead of actually telling me a coherent story I feel like I must have missed an episode…or a hew hundred.

    So who (or what) is in the basement? Caleb Morley? Barnabas Collins’s cane? Delia Ryan? I mean, really…is this stuff actually leading somewhere storywise or is it just stuck in the past?

    And speaking of stuck in the past, I’d actually have laughed if it were Richard Simmons tied up in the basement :) Stupid but at least a joke accessible to everyone.

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  48. Marc says:

    It would be wonderful to see more of Loving in any fashion. It was such an underrated show . God knows I need a reason to into this show has it is

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  49. Dan says:

    I loved it! I thought the entire week of GH was fantastic. When Luke opened the door and went into the secret passage way, and the show ended without us finding out what was in there, I was disappointed. But in a good way, lol. As in I can’t wait to watch on Monday and find out what happens next. What a great cliff hanger!

    From the return of Sean Donely after all these years, to the hilarious Tuesday episode with the karaoke, complete with Dr. Obrecht singing, and Mac and Kevin bringing back Norma and Eve, to all the twists and turns with Luke and Holly, Duke getting drugged, Britt getting arrested, and everything else, GH is on fire again!

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  50. Darnell says:

    Sensational!!!!! This could be a huge story line that could tell the tale of all tales. If they are smart, they could use Corinth as the town Obrecht and Faison used to experiment and test their dangerous plan. They can use the Alden’s as a family who had ties to Faison. I would love to see any alive characters pop up. Is Gwyneth still alive? She would make an awesome addition to GH if her family ties are traced to PC. Remember, she married into the Alden’s.

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    Carolyn replied

    I agree with you, totally Darnell. I think Gwyneth is alive. We never saw a dead body. It would be the best if Christine L. Tudor came back and reprised the role of Gwyneth Alden!!

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    Samantha replied

    Fanstic idea!!!!!

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  51. Darnell says:

    Just remembered….Gwyneth poisoned herself with an injection before the cops could catch her. There it is people. All the more reason to bring her to the show. Faison, furious with the Alden, used Gwyneth to wipe them out. Once Corinth presumed Gwyn dead, Obrecht went to work and presto chango- Gwyneth is held at the Swiss Clinic. Here is how it can be told:

    * Duke could start having memory lapses and goes to Kevin for help. During one of his sessions, he
    recalls another prisoner of the Swiss Clinic- Gwyneth Alden.
    * The road, when concluded, Corinth was the test city for Faison’s diabolical plan. He could have been
    Cabot’s illegitimate child and wanted revenge for not acknowledging that he was an Alden.
    *Gwyneth was given a mind drug that propelled the town of Corinth into a murderess pool.
    * Gwyneth’s family could be traced to Port Charles. Could it be the Barringtons? What if she was the
    presumed dead mother of Alexis. That would pull Helena and Obrecht even closer together.

    Just saying…..The ideas are limitless!

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    Carolyn replied

    Darnell, you are very clever. Your ideas are great.

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    Ellen Berkowitz replied

    Christine Tudor should reprise the role of Gwyneth Alden. What great ideas Darnell has for a story line. Surely the writers at GH could come up with something equally as good.

    Ellen B

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    Michele replied

    Darnell should be the writer of the show! these are ideas are absolutely fabulous and having Gwyneth ( Christine L. Tudor) back would be the icing on the cake. WAKE UP GENERAL HOSPITAL! This is an amazing story line and should be taken off paper and put into action! As a big fan of hers, I would definitely start watching General Hospital again. This is the spark they need. Bring her back!!!

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    Carolyn replied

    Every day since August 15th, Gwyneth Alden’s picture (Christine L. Tudor) has been strategically placed in full view on the table behind the couch in the Alden mansion!! What about it GH, bring Christine back live and in person!!!

    Dave replied

    Why aren’t you writing for soaps? Start applying now…or better yet, start your own show so that we can have more than just four on the air.

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  52. Shay says:

    Although it’s just too much fun pondering the puzzle of whom is hiding behind “Door Number One,” (not to mention all the delicious possibilities of a Corinth-centric criminal cabal) the truth is that it’s the what that is more important at this point: that is, the info that Luke and Holly will glean from said unsub….whomever it is, they will hopefully know that Robin was there and is still alive!!!!! (That being said, my first guess is Laura, since she is currently MIA, runner-up pick is Ethan, as he always seems to be the default choice to surprise Papa Luke. What about Lucky?—Is JJ on hiatus from “Nashville” at the moment???—Of course, we would all love it to be either Robert or Robin, but that seems like asking for too much at this juncture…and I cannot believe that Jerry Jacks, unless on his death bed, would be the one to be confined anywhere, as he is historically always the jailer, not the prisoner. But if the person to be revealed is a true shocker, then bring it on!!! The scintillating choices are quite endless and intriguing….) At any rate, the news that Robin is residing on Terra Firma has to be revealed and soon. In some ways, it would be even better and more suspenseful if the fact is brought to light, yet her whereabouts remain unknown. (In the event KM can still not presently book a time to explore her story arc…) Just think about how that juicy tidbit would shatter the lives of PC denizens. First and foremost, it would totally decimate the sorry “Suckbrina” saga, which needs to be put out of its misery, asap. (It’s done, overdone, stick a fork in it already….) That silly senorita is getting more out of control and possessive as each day passes….it’s bad enough that she is already acting as if she were Patrick’s de facto wife, but now she’s decided she’s Emma’s new mother, as well. It’s borderline obsessive, and her round-the-clock, “Every Breath You Take” surveillance of her object of desire is reaching new heights of insanity. (Just wondering, do Felix and she actually schedule whose turn it is to “watch her precious Patrick,” or do they simply wing it???) Once Dr. Drake knows the real “love of his love” is alive and well somewhere out there, all bets are off with the babysitter…can’t wait!!! As for the “Wagnerian Wicked Witch of the West(bourne)” keep it coming..PLEASE!!!!….we will never get enough of the enchanting empress of evil, Dr. O.!!! In her own words, “Karma is a delight!” And so is she!!!!

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    Shay replied

    P.S. Meant “love of his life!” My bad…. Also, it could be Heather as Corinth’s “Hidden Dragon….” The mere sight of her is always certain to set off Luke’s DEWS!!!! And he was pretty nonplussed by whatever he had encountered! ‘Bout time the “BLT Queen” gets sprung from the nuthouse…she is supposed to be making another appearance this month, although from what I gathered, it is related to her current fave obsession, “FranQ.”

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  53. Carolyn says:

    I loved it. I would love to see GH bring back Christine L. Tudor to reprise the role of Gwyneth Alden. She was fabulous!! Let’s not forget that we never saw a dead body, so Gwyneth could still be alive!!! Let’s bring her back!

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    Ellen replied

    I agree. Bring back Christine Tudor!

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  54. Patricia penn says:

    I would love to seeChristine Tudor Newman once again she is a wonderful actress and I miss her . I was sorry to see her go Hope they find her alive and we will once again see this wonderful actress perform. Come on bring Christine Tuder Newman back to our TV screens

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  55. Patricia penn says:

    I would love to see Christine Tudor Newman on my TV screen once again she is a splendid actress and I miss her.

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  56. Patricia penn says:

    I think this is a wonderful twist the writers are so smart to tie this in and I hope they find Gwenyth Alden,
    Aka Christine Tudor Newman in the mansion alive. I always loved her in the role she is a very good
    actress.

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  57. Gail says:

    Get Christine Tudor back as Gwenyth! She was fantastic and what a great storyline it would be!!!

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  58. Joey says:

    I say Gwenyth is still alive!! Bring back Christine Tudor!!

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    Carolyn replied

    Joey, pls visit the Too Much Drama Facebook page to sign the petition to bring back Gwyneth Alden/Christine L. Tudor. Thanks very much.

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  59. AMY WEXLER says:

    Christine Tudor IS Gwyneth Alden! What a hoot that would be to see her reprise her Loving role on General Hospital!

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  60. Eric says:

    What if Gwyneth and Dr. O were one and the same.

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    Carolyn replied

    That would be a real hoot, Eric!

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  61. Dave says:

    Just watching Thursday now and love the references to Loving. Bring back Trisha as well as Gwyneth. Or Ava Rescott! Yeah! Love me some Lisa Peluso!

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  62. Carolyn says:

    I will be calling General Hospital to ask them to bring back Christine L. Tudor to reprise the role of Gwyneth Alden. Who is with me??

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    carrie replied

    I am Carolyn. Ill be callin thanx to ur post giving me a phone number to call.

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    Carolyn replied

    Thanks a lot, Carrie!!! Spread the word. General Hospital is sure to heat up when Christine L. Tudor brings back the one and only, Gwyneth Alden.

  63. Carolyn says:

    The ABC “General Hospital” comment line is 323-671-4583. Let’s all call to get Christine L. Tudor on General Hospital portraying the one and only Gwyneth Alden.

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    Patricia penn replied

    Along with Christine Tudor Newman as Gwyneth Alden why don’t you bring back. Randy Mantooth
    as Alex Masters he respected Gwyneth and would not let them lift the sheet that covered the
    body so maybe she was not on that bed and therefore not dead. I would love to see these
    characters return because they were both very good actors. We need the addition of good
    actors to General Hospital. Some of the newer additions do not know how to act.

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    Carolyn replied

    Patricia, I don’t agree. The actors on GH are wonderful! Gwyneth would add a lot of spice!!

  64. carrie says:

    Unfortunately I never got to watch loving. But I’ve been a great fan of general hospital since early 80′s back when Rick Springfield and Jack Wagner and the oh so sexy John Stamos we’re tearing up the scenes of it. Today I’ve been on the internet researching loving and I personally like Gwenyth Alden.

    Maybe someone out here can remember the name of the soap opera it was a spinoff of General Hospital on SOAPnet. I wish they would bring that back that was a cute little show. I also wish they would bring back porch Charles but I know that’s out of the question. I think I’m the only one who enjoyed that show. : )

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I think the spinoff was Night Shift?

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    carrie replied

    I think ur rite. I wish they wood bring that back. Ephiany finally was givin a love life. She’s the only character who never gets any lovin. Lol

  65. Ay says:

    I would love to see Christine Tudor or Christine Newman be brought to General Hospital as Gwyneth Alden!!

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  66. Darnell says:

    Agree. There’s a reason why Gwyneth picture is always angled toward the audience. I think GH may have something up there sleeves and they’re not talking. Gwyneht has to be in that mansion. If not now, later to be discovered when the Sh*t hit the fan when they realize Robin is alive. i still say, having Gwyneth the mother of Alexis would be an outstanding storyline. but Sad to say, I think they should’ntve killed Connie or her son. So much drama could have come from that and her multiple personalities.

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    Carolyn replied

    Darnell, I’m thinking the same thing. The angle of Gwyneth’s picture, the zooming in of the picture every time they show it is very interesting. The fact that it’s been front and center for so many shows, leads me to believe that a storyline with Gwyneth needs to happen. Let’s put Gwyneth (Christine L. Tudor) in that mansion. Please call GH (323-671-4583), send a note or a tweet (@carlivatiron) to Ron Carlivati, the head writer of GH. Please get your friends on board as well. Darnell, your ideas for story lines that you had in previous posts were outstanding. Pls send them to GH. I like it when you post here. Thank u!!!

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    Carolyn replied

    Darnell, if u go to the Ryan’s Hope Facebook page, u will find a petition to bring back Gwyneth/Christine. Thank u!

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  67. Carolyn says:

    Please sign the petition to bring Gwyneth Alden back, portrayed by Christine L. Tudor.

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  68. Linda says:

    Please have Christine L. Tudor return as Gwyneth Alden

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  69. Darnell says:

    Well I’m also still waiting for the explanation to WHY Laura’s been gone so long. We need to tie up some loose ends here. You think they need help? Let’s see here, the crazy doctor is knocking people out with a drug. Laura and her mother, if you can remember, suffered from the same ailment. Leslie was found in a chair near a window in a daze after being held by Helena after the car wreck that presumed her dead. “I LOVE GH” but let’s clean it up. The issue with Laura was chemically induced. Trace it to the Cassadines. Trace it to Scotty trying to clear up the murder Laura thinks her dad caused. Let Scotty be the killer of both and have Laura kill him when she finds out the truth. Scotty gotta go!!!!! Never liked him.

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  70. Dean Morgab says:

    I was thrilled my little “Loving” was referenced. I loved that little soap. I would love for Christine Tudor to return to daytime, but storyline wise I am wondering if it will be Faison, who also spent time in Cornith.

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    Carolyn replied

    Dean, we can get her back. Please go to the Ryan’s Hope page on FB and you will find the petition to bring her back. Please sign it. Thank u!

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  71. DakotaCelt says:

    I would love to see Randolph Mantooth turn up as Alex Masters. Masters was onto Tracey Quartermaine.

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  72. andreas says:

    I love Christine Tudor Newman. She’s a great actress
    I love Loving and I hope that Christine come back as Gwineth in GH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  73. andreas says:

    CHRISTINE TUDOR WAS THE BEST SOAP OPERA ACTRESS!
    loving is the best soap opera. a great idea will be a new soap opera with many storyline of past Loving

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    Carolyn replied

    Andrea, please visit the Too Much Drama Facebook group or other soap opera groups, to please sign the petition to bring back Gwyneth Alden/Christine Tudor, or contact me if u cannot find it. Thanks so much!

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  74. Carolyn says:

    Gwyneth/Christine fans, please visit the Too Much Drama page on Facebook to sign the petition to bring her back. Thank u very much!

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  75. Jonathan says:

    I know this is very far-fetched , given it is owned by P&G — but it would be incredible to include THE EDGE OF NIGHT into this somehow. Schuyler and Raven Whitney need to be brought out of retirement!!! 29 years after Monticello went dark, would be riveting for millions of fans who would tune in to see the fireworks. Regardless though, hats off to the GH powers that be for this clever scripting and homage to ABC Daytime’s illustrious past!

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  76. Jonathan says:

    ABC could simply license the EDGE characters for a short run from P&G… (though I believe they tried to do this with ANOTHER WORLD’s Feliicia and P&G refused at the time).

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  77. Susan Keith says:

    A 30th Loving Anniversary nod? Gone but not forgotten! We loved our little soap…and all the silly, fun times on set…and off! Break a Leg, GH! :-)

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