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71 February 5th, 2016 GH’s Rebecca Herbst Shows Appreciation To Her Fans: “Thank You For Taking The Time, On A Daily Basis, To Make Me Smile.”

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General Hospital’s nurse Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) certainly has had her share of problems in her personal life over the last year.

First, trying to hold on to the man she loves, Jason (Billy Miller), without telling him who he really is, and now facing for the second time, her young son, Jake (James Nigbor) fighting for his life!

Actress Rebecca Herbst who has been receiving kudos from many GH fans, took to Twitter today to thank them for their unwavering show of support for her performances. Many were also recently vocal that Becky did not receive a Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination in the Lead Actress category from her peers.

Herbst shared to all the fans this message:  “Thank you for taking the time, on a daily basis, to make me smile. Your kind messages always fill my heart …XOXO”

So, what did you think of Becky’s acknowledgement of her fans?  What have you thought of her performances of late in the latest twist and turns in the Elizabeth and Jason saga, and now Jake saga?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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  1. tim S says:

    Good Actress… When I watch her.. I never think of her as she is action.. she is a class act… she just needs to stop doing the bad things.. get with Franco.. I like them together!!!

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    Rose replied

    Actually I want Franco to stay with Nina. But maybe he could rekindle Liz’s interest in art as therapy or a hobby. At one time when she was with Lucky she wanted to study art and had her own little studio. I think this could be good for her.

    Also, since one day we will get past this Jake/Jason storyline one way or another, since she is Steve Hardy’s granddaughter, I’d like to see her “stature” in GH society reflect that. Maybe ask her to help coordinate the Nurses Ball adding in a GH founders memory skit, along with more of a star-studded cast than last year.

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    Harry 1 replied

    I want Phyllis to stay with Todd, too. Opps, I mean I want Franko and Nina to remain together as they fly off to Timbuktu forever and ever.
    They have got to be the most pointless and boring couple in daytime history.
    Clearly some executive suit harbored some fantasy of a Todd and Phyllis coupling.

    Patrick replied

    “…one day we will get past this Jake/Jason storyline one way or another ”

    too funny

    rolling… LOL

    to think … i’m still heavily vested in this… ???

    fandom

    hey just making the cheering section full

  2. su0000 says:

    Rebeca.. big luvs !!
    Now- Liz. Stop being a self pity wimp and go get your man..
    Sam is a fly on your shoulder, slap her off !

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    Mary Ann replied

    Your comments are laughable to say the least …. Liz Has absolutely nothing over Sam!!!!!

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    Patrick replied

    the thing that bothers me… is at the end of Friday ep:

    Jason is at the hospital with Liz and little Jake

    yet before you know it…. he’s at Liz house in the basement… as ????

    a lovelorn figurine ?
    a messiah ?
    a bold machismo willing Sam to get UP and fasten her HOT boot strap and dig into herself… and steel that much more of her sure self
    a sexually charged deity of such magnitude…
    a “ghost” love story yet to unfold

    I hate when serials do this…

    as we muster up more courage for Kelly Monaco

    ACT

    maddiehayes replied

    I would like to see Liz stop chasing Jason. Let him chase her. He pursued her when he was Jake, he’ll come around again. And if he doesn’t, who needs him? There are plenty of guys who’d like to be with Liz, that new doctor hottie maybe. k One thing I’ve noticed, Jason has never had to chase Sam. She’s always been ready, willing and available whenever he wanted her.

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    Harry 1 replied

    Maddie, I don’t understand why either Sam or Lizzy, who are both beautiful in their own rights, think Jason is the ultimate door prize.
    I think Jason (no matter who is playing him) is about as exciting as a cold bowl of porridge and he is really much ado about nothing.

    CeeCee replied

    OI think Liz has seen the error of her ways and eased on the chasing. Sam picked up where
    Liz left off. Sadly, those boots cut the race short.

    CeeCee replied

    @Harry.
    Gee, Harry. How do you know how exciting Jason is? Lol…….I would think both Liz and Sam have had a taste of him. He must have something satisfying to offer. I like cinnamon in my porridge.

    maddiehayes replied

    Harry, I quite agree! He’s a good looking guy, but most soap guys are! But his connection to Sonny all these years makes him quite the loser. Maybe if he pulls away from Sonny’s orbit and goes more the Quartermaine route, he will be interesting. But what I’ve seen so far is same-old, same-old. CeeCee, LOL re: Sam’s boots. I had to laugh when she tripped over them and then proceeded to flounder all over the basement floor for a week, seemingly unable to find the stairs.

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, there, my friend.
    I know, right? Poor Sam. We may poke fun, but it’s not so funny when accidents like that really happen. I mean well, Maddie. But, sometimes my twisted humor rears its ugly head. It’s not real, so, in that context, we may have a little fun kidding around.
    I must agree with Harry, to a degree. Billy Miller in Y&R mode is a completely different person in GH mode. I never realized how unintelligible his speech was. Yet, I like him so much. I overlook many flaws.
    I honestly think Jason should get a fresh start, but, as you say, a Quartermaine. I have always believed that. And his ‘discourse’ with Monica sinched it. Nonetheless, he should be free of any romantic entanglements, at this point. I think TPTB are making us vacillate a bit. We see Jason working a good relationship with Sam and we say to ourselves, ‘oh, ok, this could work”…. But, by the same token, we are now presented with a tragic situation shared as Jake’s parent; Jason and Liz. This, too, sort of pulls us toward a renewed affection/relationship between them.
    It could be this is the hierarchy’s intention….see our reaction and then decide what route to take?
    I don’t know, Maddie. At this point, I can actually see Jason with either women.
    I could go on forever, LOL…..snow day…no school. Later, my friend.

  3. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    Jake has got to be a clone…somehow he is not the real Jake…or he has been brainwashed by Helene and her goons.

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  4. Aria says:

    Nothing can make stop being a Liz/Rebecca fan I simply love the charater and the actress I m so happy she’s on more and I hope it stays that way.

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  5. Abby Setzer says:

    Wish she would retire……..

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    Tristan replied

    Becky is very classy. ThIs comment is not.

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    Harry 1 replied

    What Tristan said.
    Yes, of course I was disappointed with Miss Lizzy’s actions regrading the Jason reveal. However, she let us know her motivations and what drove her to such desperate actions. Moreover, those of us who have loved Lizzy since the day she unexpectedly appeared in Grandma Audrey’s house, wearing short shorts and ordering pizza on Granny’s credit card, have loved her since she first crossed the Port Charles threshold. We watched rebellious Miss Lizzy play second fiddle to her inferior and most insipid sister, Sarah.
    We also watched her waiting in the park in her red dress for Lucky to show up in the park before the Sadie Hopkin’s dance only to be raped. This led to one of the most touching and sweetest romances in daytime history–that is, the subsequent romance which transpired between Miss Lizzy and Lucky.
    We stand by Lizzy despite her transgressions because we know she is going to punish herself worse than her nemesis ever could. But we also stand by her because Rebeca Herbst is an amazing and nuanced actress. Over-the-top scene chewing actresses (not going to mention names,lloking at your, Michelle Stafford) could learn a lot from Miss Rebecca as far as the art of subtlety is concerned.
    And finally, and forgive me for dwelling on the external, but RH is positively ageless and continues to glow henceforth with her youthful and ethereal beauty.
    It’s almost scary how this actress does not age without showing any signs of having any work done.
    All I can think is that that portrait in the attic is not looking too well.

    Tristan replied

    Love Becky and Liz. Consummate, subtle actress. Often maligned on other boards because of the ludicrous “fan war” that GH keeps stoking. And really, does anyone think Jason is worth it? No matter who is playing him, Jason is a character I cannot abide. The most one-dimensional, endlessly propped character in GH’s history, bar none.

    What I love about Becky is that she totally sold this awful story, despite the assassination of her character that resulted, and despite her own belief that the storyline was totally OOC for Liz.

    The internet hate for her has been fierce and unrelenting, with many of the “Jasam” fans actually calling for Becky herself to be fired. I think this “thank you” to the fans is because she is receiving support from them, despite the calls for her firing and the hope that Liz’s last scene will show her being burnt at the stake.

    Patrick replied

    @Harry 1

    I want to give you a hug, smile, and toast Rebecca Herbst – ageless – endeared in our hearts… Liz

    I was only going to post… as it’s so late…just how much I love my Liz.. and more to follow

    as I’ve recently posted… this character REELS with the whole cast

    2015 was Liz STAR banner turn… I can’t imagine , from here on out.. she’d be any different… just that much more

    Dylan replied

    AWESOME post Harry!!!!! Every word true!!!

    Harry 1 replied

    Thank you Patrick and Dylan.
    And Tristan, you are right about those misguided JaSam fans.
    There does seem to be disconnect in their minds which makes it so they cannot distinguish between reality and fiction. These are the sorts who give us soap viewers a bad name.
    And here is the rub–Kelly Monaco and Rebecca Herbst are friends.
    KM does not appreciate the bashing of her friend in the name of Sam. In fact, she hates it as does Laura Wright who also has had to call out some rabidly angry fans on Twitter. Some folks really need to get a grip.

    MissySnow replied

    I am sure there are strangers calling for you to lose your source of income.

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    CeeCee replied

    Liz has done some nasty things…….only proves how good Rebecca is at her craft. And, she’s beautiful.

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    Melita Pitts replied

    I am a Jasam fan-however,I respect the job that Rebecca Hearst has done with this difficult storyline!!! In fact,back in the 1990′s somewhere I believe,there was talk of firing Rebecca Hearst!! I was one of numerous fans that talked them into keeping her-and I’m glad I did!!! I wished she had gotten nominated for the Daytime Emmys-I think she got robbed!!!! I’m mad at Elizabeth,but I love Rebecca Hearst!!!

  6. Lana says:

    I love RH! I haven’t always loved the story line but she has been phenomenal in it.

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    CeeCee replied

    Exactly, Lana. Not a favorite character, but, boy, can she act!!

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  7. Shannon says:

    Becky is a class act! Her graciousness is only surpassed by her talent & beauty! Wish we could give her a well-deserved Emmy but our loyalty & devotion will have to do!

    And her scenes today at Jake’s bedside & with Carly show, once again, why she is the crown jewel of GH

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  8. Scoma60 says:

    I adore Becky and Elizabeth is my favorite GH character. Liz has been needlessly thrown under the bus so many times. Regardless of the writing Becky never fails to sell whatever she’s given. For 18 years her talent has turned a flawed character into someone endearing and relatable.

    My dream is for GH to probe Liz’s abandonment issues.IMO they are the root of her bad choices.She doesn’t feel truly lovable. After getting to the bottom of that I’d love for her to find a strong stable and loving relationship. Lucky & Jason are toxic for her. Would love a love story with the new doctor. Dr. Griffin Munro & Elizabeth Webber,RN could be the Steve & Audrey .

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    Trudy replied

    Great ideas.

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  9. B&B Fan says:

    She knows without her fans she has NO job. Got her job back many years ago because her Fans rally for her.

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    Harry 1 replied

    Why is this comment even necessary? I mean, really?

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    Tristan replied

    Why, Harry? Because people seem to love the thrill of being mean, while also being anonymous. The internet seems designed to allow our worse selves full expression, with no “personal” consequences.

    Dylan replied

    It’s not necessary at all!

    Michael (not Fairman) replied

    Truly, Harry–especially since the fact that she almost lost her job had nothing to do with her performances or her popularity and everything to do with ABC’s underestimation of both.

    And need I point out that she’s hardly the only performer on soaps with a large and vocal fan base who contribute to keeping her employed?

    Shay replied

    @Harry1….Is that a rhetorical question? There are a lot of comments that strike one that way….especially when deranged soap fan syndrome comes into play….some people are simply far too invested in certain characters, and it does appear that the line between reality vs fiction becomes blurred. The Liz and Sam advocates are a prime example of this, even though we fortunately don’t see their ongoing war here so much as on other websites. (Most posters at MFSoaps appear to be pretty even-handed and fair-minded when debating the individual merits of these two ladies.) Personally, I like both RH and KM in equal measure….each brings something special and unique to their roles and rather represent the yin and yang of Jason’s romantic desires. Their decade-long love tug-of-war over this enigmatic character’s heart is an eternal struggle that seemingly shall never reach a definitive end, and that’s what keeps things interesting, especially if one is impartial and can see the positive aspects to Jason’s relationships with both women. Having said that, I’ve never understood or condoned obsessive fandom for any soap character or actor….particularly when one dares not ever criticize another’s precious beloved. Believe you me, I absolutely adore (with a capital “A”….) Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary and Dowager Countess Violet…to me, they are utter perfection, yet that doesn’t mean that I’d throw an unhinged hissyfit were anyone to besmirch them or disagree with my rose-colored views of them….I mean, that’s just bat guano crazy, isn’t it???? Quite frankly, whenever I see anyone defend their soap pet too vociferously, I envision their home bedecked with a shrine to that character, and all I can think is just light another candle already, be done with it and spare me the histrionics! LOL. At any rate, I replied to your query at the Michael Easton thread, even though it didn’t make it online….and I said, please, by all means, do join in! Your remarks are always a joy and delight, my #1 Harry! (No offense intended to the “Other Harry”….)

    Tristan replied

    Possible problem for we Liz fans. Another site is reporting that — from multiple sources — BH’s contract negotiations with GH have hit an impasse. And yet, and yet…Michael Easton’s 4th new GH character, all the non-starter characters brought in by this regime…What goes on??

    BH’s Liz is the last link on the show to Dr. Steve Hardy, and they would let her go????? If they do, after treating Jason Thompson so cavalierly, I am not sure how I can continue to invest in a show that is so poorly managed.

    CeeCee replied

    What?????!!!!! Rebecca has fans because of her stellar acting . She is not a favorite because of her fans….just the opposite is true. This woman can convince anyone blue is red and white is black; and vice versa. That’s because she is talented; not because of how many fans she has. Bah!!

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  10. Monygrl says:

    Rebecca Herbst has been doing a phenomenal job with the material this past year. She had brought it every single day, with a subtle acting style that shows everything she is feeling with just a look. Do I feel she was overlooked for an Emmy nod? Absolutely. But the gracious way she congratulated the ones who did, and the way she acknowledged the fans show her class and innate kindness

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  11. Melody says:

    Met her and her husband several years ago and she took time to talk and take pictures with everyone.Great actress. Beautiful inside and out.

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  12. cc says:

    She is, without fail, a class act. I adore how she communicates with fans, but above all I love her for always putting in the work.

    I’m happy to be seeing her character front and center- I hope it continues. I am grateful to these writers for acknowledging the character’s many layers- good and bad- and for establishing new relationships for her as she says good-bye to old ones. I would be lying if I said I didn’t hope for a sexy slow-burn relationship with the new doctor. I think a well-built hospital romance is exactly the next thing this team should pursue, and she needs a well-earned change of pace!

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    Trudy replied

    Yes, Liz needs a romance and making it a hospital romance would go a long way toward resurrecting GH.

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    CeeCee replied

    How about the new doc; Munro? They are both stunning…..

    Trudy replied

    Cee Cee
    They really are stunning. Liz and Anna are my faves. I want Liz to star in her own story and not just prop Jasam.

    Rose replied

    I’m not ready for Liz to have a new romance as a consolation prize after all the lies and chaos she has caused. Hasn’t she had enough “romances” and kids over the years with different guys? And certainly not with the new doctor. As far as I’m concerned she has a lot of redemption to go through, along with some self esteem building.

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    CeeCee replied

    When you put it that way? Yeah, Rose. I think that because Rebecca is up there in the stars for me, I forget Liz’s despicable actions. Yup, she foes ned to go through some sort of Devine transformation. Her son is in hospital; plus, she thinks he started the fire and tried to kill Sam. That is punishment enough for any mother. Soon.

  13. Melissa says:

    The most solid actress on daytime. If GH EVER thinks of letting her go again they should be DEEPLY ashamed.

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  14. Tracy says:

    Becky Is unfailingly gracious, positive and respectful, regardless of the nature of the feedback she gets on social media. Her professionalism is inspiring. Elizabeth’s story this past year has taken the character through the wringer, but as always, the actress has been shining. She portrays every good, bad and ugly moment of Elizabeth’s life with such conviction, I’m completely invested in the journey she’s on, and I’m looking forward to seeing what her future holds. (I’m surprised at how much I’ve enjoyed the Elizabeth and Franco scenes we’ve had. The characters make the strangest bedfellows, but Becky and Roger and the writers make their interactions both truthful and entertaining.)

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  15. Shan says:

    She is the best in daytime and most under valued!

    She alone keeps me watching GH. Love you Becky!!!

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  16. Maryann Stenzel says:

    Rebecca has always been one of my faves……….she is an awesome actress and she deserves a daytime emmy,

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  17. Susie says:

    Liz is everything to enjoy and the drama she brings is the reason soaps have 50 Year fans! Liason forever! Rebecca does it so well! She was robbed of an award!

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  18. maggie glass says:

    BECKY HAS DONE an outstanding performance and and receive an award. All
    The hard knocks unhappy moments she has. I am a diehard fan since the mid sixties .My heart goes for you. Hopefully 2016 will bring you love and happiness.

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    Patrick replied

    “…All the hard knocks unhappy moments she has ”

    I certainly agree… and I think this.. is because GH “knows” that as an actress she can beautifully play this out… time and again

    yet… we nonstop root for how much her character pulls at our heart

    may as well rip it out in fact

    how tortured we ( LOL ) are for her in fact

    I guess that’s the ride… because we’d have seen her happy ?

    she carries the fans with

    she won’t let up if we don’t

    what a ride.. what a treasure… double treat… actor and audience feast

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    Tristan replied

    Patrick, be prepared…Another site is reporting that Becky’s contract negotiations with GH are at an impasse. I bet they want to put her on recurring, after ruining her character. After what happened to JT, I am really not prepared to lose our last link to Steve Hardy.

  19. Babygirl says:

    I have been watching Lizard since I was Jake’s age and I have
    always loved watching her. She had grown so much over the
    years, and she is an amazing actress. Keep going strong and never give up. Liz fan faithfully…

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  20. Terri says:

    I love this actress and character. Not crazy about her storyline but very few actresses could keep me watching like she does with her tortured portrayal.

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    CeeCee replied

    Believe me, Terri. I know exactly what you are saying. Rebecca is a very captivating personality. As I always say, the fact that Liz can make me ‘despise’ her actions so much, proves what an excellent actress Rebecca is. I can’t sing her praises enough. Why was she not nominated? Shame, right?

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  21. jeremy says:

    Love Ya Becky, you are Awesome :)

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  22. Jeanne Meurer says:

    Liz Webber has been awesome in every scene during the last year. She must be placed in the Emmy nomination category.It would be a total insult to us her fans, if she is left out.
    Are the people in question blind or deaf? She has been the backbone of GH since she first aired, and has only grown awesome with time.What are the PTB waiting to see from her?
    Howe much more is she expected to give? All I can say, is they favour less talented actresses in her category and are propelling them forward.. If Liz Webber fails to win her emmy this year, it will be biggest travesty of justice, the Soap World has eery seen. Shame on the PTB.Becky Herbst belongs at the very top. Keep your personal feelings aside, and give her, her just due. – Thanks

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    Patrick replied

    “… Howe much more is she expected to give? ”

    I know, right ? I get fed up! I can’t go politically correct all the time !

    seriously! fandom be wary

    the writing is on the wall… the camera KNOWS

    it’s pulling show

    Jason / Liz / Sam

    argh!

    I can take peace … that posts… if GH isn’t giving Liz firsts… no 2nds no 2nd fiddle.. no left over

    Liz will reign… be it Franco… or the new doc, in town…
    Rebecca Herbst generates magnate and generates TUNE IN…

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  23. MissySnow says:

    Kudo’s to BH for taking an OCC writing of her character over the last year and selling it day in and day out!

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  24. Lease says:

    Rebecca herbst is why I watch gh. her character is a representation of what life is today. A single working mom struggling with everyday life and Rebecca delivers that flawlessly. Rebecca has chemistry with all the male characters she has worked with. She was also part of a super couple that gh never considered a couple. Rebecca has recently been working with Billy Miller and has had amazing chemistry with him even through a year of her playing a role that was untrue to her character.Rebecca won an Emmy for her portrayal of a rape victim and has many more nominations through the years and I believe she will have many more. She will always be a Emmy winner to her fans. God bless you Becky.

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  25. Patrick says:

    1996; Days of Our Lives; Dana Winthrop Role;Jan 1996 -Dec 1996

    “I” had … no idea… she was on DAYS !

    I love these little nuggets

    I adore this lady… ( her character portrait)

    Rebecca Herbst imbues an innate sensibility … a humane travel that shares a heart to heart

    I don’t know how else to define

    I do not think she’s dependent on men… I do not think she uses men… I’ve never seen her character use men for her own draw

    you’d think she was flawless

    you’d think she would hurt more ?

    but we don’t want to see that….. ever

    she poignantly paints a mesmerizing enchanting person relative

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    Patrick replied

    OK

    OK

    she shared with Nicholas , at the last Nurses’ Ball

    she was so consumed with fell in love… with Jake

    even after she was told… it was Jason

    her heart was full
    her heart with soul knew nothing more…. she loved with all her being

    I will share ; @Maddie Hayes ; “… He pursued her when he was Jake, ”

    what a scene and setup… this nurse… doing her job…

    was she weak ?
    was she vulnerable?
    was she sure?
    was she being a player?

    she had no ulterior motive, other than feeling

    woah… to watch a beloved character

    it was captivating ! ? ! ?

    MORE

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  26. Lauren says:

    Becky is very classy. She did a good job this year playing the crazed Liz. I personally have never been a fan of the character, but I cant say a bad word about Becky.

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  27. melissa volz says:

    love Elizabeth on general hospital she’s doing such a great job thank you so much .please lrt have lucky back he makes her happy and she deserves to be happy and please don’t …send her to Fairview

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  28. Mari112 says:

    Love Rebecca she’s an amazing actress, as for Liz hate the character what she has done this past year is pretty unforgivable

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  29. k/kay says:

    Her co star Kelly Monnaco said it best girl you were robbed! The daytime Emmys are stuck on stupid!

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    jaybird369 replied

    k/kay…oh, I agree!!!!! And it just gets WORSE every year!!!!! Dumb as hell.

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  30. Elizabeth says:

    I hope this isn’t related to the rumored impasse in her contract discussions.

    Seriously can they PLEASE JUST get rid of Frank Valentini and give the job to someone who actually wants GH to succeed!

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  31. Tammy says:

    she amazing actress hope she don’t leave I wont have to watch show anymore ,

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