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98 January 22nd, 2013 Jack Wagner Back To General Hospital And Already Taping Scenes!

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On-Air On-Soaps was dissecting pieces of a puzzle that started back on January 1oth when soap favorite, Jack Wagner tweeted a few statements that consisted of:   “Going 2 bed early…Big Day 2moro.”  Then on Friday he tweeted,  “Caught up with an Old Friend of Ours 2day”   Later, he was tweeting about former wife and on-screen co-star Kristina Wagner’s new documentary project.   A source was telling us that they think Jack Wagner was already back at GH secretly taping some scenes for perhaps a handful of episodes.

Now comes word today via TV Guide that it looks to be true! The outlet is reporting that,”Wagner had already struck a deal and he’s already on the set secretly shooting.”  Wagner, who played GH cop turned spy Frisco Jones, during the ’80s and ’90s, heyday of GH, and was last seen in 1995.

TVG also mentions that Antonio Sabato Jr had taken a meeting with GH, and that so many of the big names of GH are coming back back that John Stamos, Demi Moore, and Richard Dean Anderson are three enticing holdouts. Wonder if those three would even consider a return?

So soapers, what do you think of Jack’s secret return?   Who else do you think should absolutely be part of the returns for the big-50? Let us know!

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  1. mo says:

    Miss him on B&B. Glad to see others appreciate him.

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  2. heidi says:

    It’s Great!!! Love to see Frisco again and have Maxie have both of her parents there!!! Soon they will be grandparentsand hopefully it will be SPIXIE time!

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    Patrick replied

    I didn’t know Frisco was Maxies’ father.

    ie: the Spixie storyline….. SpinELLIE/ellie/Maxie. i have to agree.. with a post i read… that when you can’t agree with whom He should be in… ie: true TRIANGLE …… spinelli and maxie…. or spinelli and Ellie….

    this has been spot on…. LOVE…. and he’s doing such a good job… with both of his gals/Ladies…. it’s endearing…. touching… and both of them…. Maxie and Ellie deserve LOVE.

    for a newbie… I have to give props to Ellie…. she’s caught on… at least with me, anyway. it’s a treat and fun to watch Spinelli have something all his own…. you know… no family…. or siblings… now he’s got two of them….

    aside from… and I WILL WAIT… for KM… Robin to come back and re-unite with Patrick…. the greatest and best love story….

    watching Maxie and Spinelli, w/ellie…. comes pretty close to ….

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    Wendelyn Sullivan replied

    I am looking forward to Frisco Jones coming home to Port Charles and reuniting with his daughter, Maxie. I want to see some Father/Daughter scenes where Maxie gets into his face for being an absentee Dad. Also seeing Felecia’s face when he shows up in Port Charles.

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  3. skp53 says:

    John Stamos would be a dream come true!

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    Christy replied

    and I’d love to see Richard Dean Anderson! I watched him for years on Stargate SG1 and Atlantis, but always saw him and thought – of General Hospital and his crazy wife Heather!

    he was funny on abc’s Young Doctor’s in Love movie too.

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  4. Terry says:

    It great that Frisco is back. We will have to see how Maxi reacts to his arrival.

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  5. Jules says:

    I’ve made my thoughts on all this casting nonsense…..I mean, news…..clear. Bait, hook and catch. After April 1st, where will they all go and what will it all mean? You want to have faith and be optimistic? Gesundheit. Me, I subscribe to the philosophy that sometimes too much is not a good thing. And I am not confident each of these returns will be met with satisfaction, or the ignoring of other characters will appeal to fans either. Just do good work with what you have, and then bring on the big names. Don’t use familiar and beloved faces to cover up mediocre work.

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    CTwildheart replied

    I’m thinking most of them will just be around for the Nurse’s Ball (50th anniversary)…

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    heidi replied

    Agreed… I am certain they are bringing back as many of the character from the past to celebrate the 50th anniversary. That’s a smart thing to do to celebrate the show and all of it’s years and all of it’s great characters and talented actors and actreses. Yes… it’s too bad we can’t have them stay longer but we get them back for some time that we wouldn’t have gotten before. The talent gets to work and in this economy and with what is happening to the genre… a very good thing! I am loving it! Writing for short stints and massively complex storylines is hard to do and I think they are doing a fabulous job with it!

    Christy replied

    I don’t think of it as casting mumbo jumbo… I know their 50th anniversary is coming up and they’re building up to the Nurses Ball as well, so I love they’re trying to get as many old faces to come back! How long have we wanted those people to come back… and now it’s just so fun that hey, they’re doing what they can to make this a special year for longtime fans and for General Hospital!

    now if only Richard Simmons could get an exercise class going for the GH staff to get in shape for their Nurses Ball performances! :-D

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    Melissa replied

    Now that would be perfect to see Richard Simmons

  6. Brian Tripp says:

    OMG! I’m loving this so much. Please keep the good news coming.

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  7. Don says:

    Sound like good news to me!

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  8. MBmomof3 says:

    Exciting! Brings back the “good old days”. Weeeee!

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  9. Decker Moss says:

    Yes…..Jagger Cates…….please!

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    Christy replied

    ….. ooooh Decker Moss! I remember him too! :-D

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    Christy replied

    Well speaking of Jagger Cates… this weekend was cold and pouring rain, so I dug out some old VHS tapes – unlabeled of course – to see what was on them. Watched a lot of old StarTrek TNG and then oh, surprise, surprise! An old episode of GH…. from 19 years ago!

    It was Karen and Jagger’s impromptu wedding at Kelly’s – in attendance were Monica, Alan and Jason Quartermaine (long before his accident), Tony & Bobbi and Bobbi’s Aunt Ruby, Sean and Tiffany, Lois and Brenda and Miguel, Jagger’s siblings – Stone and Gia, Mac and Felicia and Robin, and Audrey and Steve Hardy.. little Maxie was in the hospital and Kevin (or was it Ryan) was watching her while Felicia was at the wedding. wow, that was fun to see!

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  10. Salimah says:

    it’s absolutely tremendous news that Frisco and Felicia fans have waited for for 18 years. Just to see them interact on screen together again will have been worth the wait. About time!

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  11. MissyLady says:

    RDA? Heck, yes! I would love to see Liz/RH have scenes with her onscreen Daddy as played decades ago by Richard Dean Anderson. It is time for Dr. Jeff Webber to come home, even for just a few short scenes with his youngest daughter.

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  12. Ces says:

    Well, if he’s back, hope it’s a longer stint and gets some airtime, not just sitting in the background like Tristan Rogers & Kristina Malandro. Even Ian Buchanan seems to be bumbling around. I was also excited when Rick Springfield came back but then he was gone. So, not a huge fan of bringing fan favorites back for a minute….. leave them gone if they’re not going to be utilized properly. Bloated cast.

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    Robbyrob replied

    Oh Ces, live a little. BTW, Kristina has done away with Malandro about 20 years ago! What if most of the returnee’s don’t want a contract? Isn’t it nice that the show is paying tribute to it’s legacy characters and showcasing them? Sharing scenes again? Wouldn’t that be FUN? For once? GH had been so dark the past decade that most of its legacy characters were killed off or so horribly written, they should have been bumped off. Rick Springfield is more into his music anyway so he couldn’t devote more time even if GH wanted him to. At least GH keeps his character in Patricks life. Well, your not going to enjoy GH now, then move over because judging by the ratings, we are coming back in droves.

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    Ces replied

    I didn’t say I wasn’t enjoying the show. I love the show actually!! I just don’t think these short stints are necessary for ratings. I do love seeing these actors return, but not if they don’t plan on sticking around. Take for instance Kimberly McCullough, she can’t commit to the show and yet Patrick is still idle. Even if he’s moving on, he really can’t, because fans now know that Robin is alive. Sometimes the past is best left in the past. The show has a lot going for it right now regardless!

    MK replied

    Anna being back full time has been the Best we have seen her since 1991! She has returned many times but as cartoon. I am sure some will end up being a contract down the line

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    Ces replied

    Yes, I agree with that! Love Finola Hughes and I’m glad she IS back full-time! :) Wish Tristan Rogers would get a contract!

    heidi replied

    Agreed!!! We can only hope that Anna/Finola is there for a long time! She’s AWESOME!

    Wendelyn Sullivan replied

    I love Anna. I hope we get to see her interact with Frisco. Maybe they can team up and rescue Robin, since Robert is in a coma, and isn’t able to tell anyone that Robin is alive..

  13. Robbyrob says:

    OH MY Goodness!!!!!!!!! I’m about to pass out! Frank Valentini is THE MAN! How anyone could think he and Ron don’t appreciate GH history is beyond me. Every actor/actress who meets with him are so impressed by both his excitement for the show and his story ideas….well…except for Steve…um…er….whatshisname. In any event, we will have Frisco & Felicia back and sharing scenes with Duke & Anna and maybe an awake Robert. Also add in Luke & Laura! Scotty & Lucy & Kevin! Now Jagger is a possibility….I’m seriously having heart palpitations. I’ve heard nothing from Vanessa Marcil and she LOVES GH so it should be interesting if she is back. Since Kin Shriner is back, he’s best buds with John Stamos so that may work out. Demi Moore and RDA, I don’t know. Thank you Frank and Ron for caring so much. Either ABC gave them more money or Frank is one heck of budgeter!

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  14. KA says:

    Blackie needs to get out of jail and visit Port Charles! That would be awesome.

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  15. Justin says:

    Bring back Bobbie and Audra Hardy (is the actress still alive?) I know Jackie has new lips like Leslie does, but what the hey! Luke needs his sister. How about Scotty’s mother. Just bring back some of the faces from the Glory (or is it Gloria (Monty) Days!

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    Violet replied

    Yes! Bobbie and Audry Hardy!

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  16. Bette says:

    Sean Donnelly and Tiffany Hill

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    Violet replied

    Yes! And Bobbie and Audry.

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    Christy replied

    oooh yeah – Sean and Tif!

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  17. Lynette says:

    How about Tiffany?

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  18. Barbara Atchue says:

    Bring Robbin back and Nicholas and Lukes bartender son, can’t think of his name, and of course Lucky , all the oldies except Heather,( enough of her antics ). Make Maxi tell the truth.

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  19. Barbara says:

    I’m so looking forward to the return of the GH alumni. Since the original family was the Hardy’s, I truly think members of that family should be seen. That would mean the return (even if only for a guest appearances) of Rachel Ames (Audrey Hardy), Matthew Ashford (Tom Hardy), Richard Dean Anderson (Jeff Webber) and Scott Reeves (Steve Webber).

    Genie Francis is returning. It would be so nice to see other members of the Spenser family. Luke and Laura’s sons: Tyler Christopher (Nikolas), Jonathan Jackson (Lucky) and Nathan Parsons (Ethan), Denise Alexander (Leslie Webber, Laura’s mom) and Jackie Zeman (Luke’s sister Bobbi).

    The Nurse’s Ball is returning because of the efforts of Sabrina Santiago among others. Sabrina’s cousin is Juan Santiago (Michael Saucedo). Juan’s biological father was L&B artist, Miguel Morez (Ricky Martin). Wouldn’t it be cool to Michael and Ricky return for a guest appearance? The Ball will need entertainment, Ricky Martin could perhaps perform. Also to perform could be other alumni, such as L&B artist Eddie Mann/Ned Ashton (Wally Kurth), his on-screen daughter Brook Lynn (Adrianne Leon). Eli Love/Noah Drake (Rick Springfield), Haunted Star headliner Starr Manning (Kirsten Alderson), her on-screen mother Blair Cramer (Kassie DePaiva), the should be out-of-jail by now Blackie Parrish (John Stamos) and his friend the former singer at The Outback, Dusty Walker (Shaun Cassidy).

    Kin Shriner, Antonio Sabato Jr and Demi Moore are being mentioned as possiby returning, What about Sean and Tiffany Donely (John Reilly and Sharon Wyatt) perhaps Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst), or back from the dead Stefan Cassadine (Stephen Nichols)?

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    CTwildheart replied

    I LOVE your imagination! :)

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    MK replied

    Dusty never played the Outback. The OUTback did not open until 1991. Dusty and Teri played at Duke’s in 1987. Must be thinking of Sean’s Son (Christian) that played the outback.

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    Barbara replied

    Sorry MK, it might have been Duke’s. Forgive me, it WAS a long time ago. lol Not sure I remember Christian.

    heidi replied

    Love it Barbara!!! All great suggestions! Frank and Ron… listen to Barbara!!! Please! It would be so much fun even if they were there for only a few shows!!!

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  20. mamabear says:

    I would like to remember them when they were young although Anna looks great and Luke is always hot. What are we going to do with all these people?

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    Ces replied

    Exactly!

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  21. mj says:

    I would really love to see Jason back in General Hospital this show is not the same without him. He and sonny are the best part of General Hospital pleaseeeeeeeeeee bring back Jason back!!!!!!

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    heidi replied

    Agreed MJ… I would love to have SB back as Jason… but this time have him come back as Jason Quartermaine and the storylines are unlimited. Also a great opportunity to bring some characters from the past back.

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    Helen replied

    Please bring Jason back-he and Sam deserve alittle hapiness.

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  22. Bobbie Lynne says:

    Jack Wagoner and John Stamos back now that will make fans like me smile. I have watched GH for the past 30 years.

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    MK replied

    They can perform Sneak Attack! ;)

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  23. Laura Brodie says:

    I am a die-hard GH fan and I always loved Frisco. Now it seems like anyone who was ever on the show is coming back for a final swan song before they cancel the show. Too bad.

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    MK replied

    It is for the 5Oth, not a swan song

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    heidi replied

    Laura… think for the 50th Anniversary and not the other!!!

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  24. donna says:

    LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVE IT:)

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  25. jess says:

    Rick Springfield!

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  26. CTwildheart says:

    I am looking forward to all the returns! I believe most will be coming in for the Nurse’s Ball (in honor of the 50th anniversary) and not staying long.

    I agree with most everyone else here, but would like to add that Felix’s last name is Dubois – and I for one would LOVE to see Billy Dee Williams return as Toussaint Dubois. Relation to Felix?: uncle, cousin, father, whatever! :) Liked him and Epiphany…

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    Violet replied

    Ooh!! Good catch on the Dubois name. Billy Dee would be great for a few episodes to make that connection.

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    Barbara replied

    Agree with Violet. CTwildheart, I didn’t catch the name similarity, so glad you did. Hope they are related and Billy Dee can join the cast for the 50th Anniversary, maybe get a little something going again with Epithamy and stick around.

  27. lucille says:

    great news, hope they write a worthwhile story line and not unbelieveable story.

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  28. bc says:

    demi moore is talking abt a gh return? that would generate a lot of press for gh and daytime soaps and even primetime soaps but how does this benefit moore? she already is attacked by the hollywood entertainment press as it is. wouldn’t guesting on a soap make them mock her some more though? it is mysoginist how hollywood and the entertainment media chastise moore for her youth obsession. hello? that’s every hollywood actor and actress! moore obviously has issues w/ aging. but that’s exactly how it is w/ george clooney! moore is made fun of for her penchant for being w/ younger men. but clooney is praised for his revolving door of much younger gfs. he’s proclaimed as a “bachelor” and a “prize” and there’s speculation abt w/c gf is going to be the woman who marries him while moore is the pathetic woman clinging to her looks! clooney’s never mocked for how ridiculous he looks as this old lothario w/ 1 new gf after the next but moore is mocked for being an older woman w/ a younger man. typical hollywood patriarchy bec older men who are white like clooney must be preserved as the “ideal”. clooney looks stupid and he’s compensating for being old way too much whenever he shows up on the red carpet w/ a new gf.

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    TAMI replied

    well said.

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  29. Patrick says:

    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHH ! For the LOVE of God…. Bobbie Spencer… ALREADY!

    Seriously? Just Saying….

    All the Hoopla about GHs’ – 50…. wouldn’t be a complete Tribute…. w/out Jackie Zeman.

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  30. MK says:

    Forget James Franco! The star they should have been getting has always been Richard Dean Anderson as Jeff Webber. I would like to see Heather, Monica and Lesley all fighting over him. He is also perfect to take on the Steve Hardy Legacy. Antonio, Yes Please, but only when Robin or Brenda return.

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  31. cindy says:

    I would love him to be back I miss all the old actors been watching for years

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  32. marlene says:

    sounds like these actors don’t have any other type of rules anywhere else. Sad, the economy hit the performing arts also

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  33. Claire says:

    Looking forward to see Blackie. Audrey should come back. Who is Scotty’s Mom?
    I will have my 50th anniversay also with the show. Started to watch it after my daughter was born. (1963)

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  34. Laura says:

    Would love for Tiffany and Sean, Blackie,Laura, Scotty, Bobbie, Louise, and Ned come back. Iam a huge Jack Wagner fan so happy he is coming back ! Want the show to bring back Jason and Robin and Robert

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    Linda replied

    Ned was back, today, 1/24/2013.

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  35. Rosemary Pfeiffer says:

    sure would be nice if Sean and Tiffany could bring Robert back to PC !

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  36. Angela says:

    I actually loved when brenda was originally on & with sonny. when they brought her back the writers gave her a HORRIBLE storyline that made her look whiny & annoying, & didnt keep her & sonny happy together for more than 2 minutes!!! but i would love her back together with sonny raising her son!!!

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  37. Sandy says:

    I think they should bring back Sean and Tiffany, Frisco, and where has Bobby been, Carly needs her?

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  38. Cassie Carneley says:

    I LoVE YOU I just wish you would sing

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  39. NG says:

    How many more people can they add? There are way too many people on already. They need to stick with the core characters and just build good story lines for them.

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  40. Karen says:

    I think it’s wonderful seeing these old faces and characters! I’d like to see Jacki Zeiman come back to the group!

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  41. TAMI says:

    i was a bit upset with all these characters showing up thinking they were spreading the storylines too thin, until someone said they are primarily back for the 50 years anniversary. And i think the writers have bone a great job incorporating them into existing stories or creating short new ones for them. Kudos to the writing teams, at least so far.

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  42. Jill Blackwelder says:

    WONDERFUL NEWS!

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  43. Donna McCusker says:

    I hope Jack Wagner is back. He and Christina were such a hot couple. My daughter will go wild.
    I don’t understand why they are going through all these people?

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  44. Kirsten says:

    Bring Back JASON

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    heidi replied

    Agreed… but I want it to be SB!

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    Kirsten replied

    me 2

  45. Anita says:

    I don’t care to see Demi Moore back. Her story line wasn’t much, and she wasn’t there for very long. She has no history with anyone. IE: she isn’t anyone’s parent,etc. Richard Dean Anderson would be awesome, as he is Elizabeth’s father, and also a doctor. Pairing him with Monica? Can you imagine. She needs a man! Also, I hate the way they just forgetting that Robert has another child besides Robin. He is Bobby’s son, Lucas’ father. (Robert and Cheryl, Tiffany’s sister, had a baby together and Bobby adopted him!) It bugged me that Luke had to make up a son to give him, when he should have mentioned Lucas. I wouldn’t mind seeing John Stamos, but only if he is just going to walk on and off..there is no need to build a big storyline for him. Jagger…eh…I would not want to see him with Brenda, so what would be the point? Now…if only Brenda would come back and REALLY be with Sonny….I’d LOVE that. But only if she plans to stick around, and only if they write her with some sense and give her a believable career. I also hate the way they are writing Lucy. I’d have like to see her come back with a successful business competing with Connie/Kate. Not STILL trying to swindle her way into everyone’s life. With all that being said…I’m loving GH!! Love the writers! And glad Steve Burton is gone. Y&R can keep him.

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    TilDawn replied

    Cheryl eventually set the record straight..Robert was not Lucas’s father. His biological dad was Julian Jerome. So Robin is Robert’s only child (that we know of)

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  46. ~Teagan says:

    I have waited many years to hear that he was coming back, many prayers. Now if we could just get Shawn and Tiffany, and get Robert ‘healthy’ and back on the screen. I think it would be awesome to see Robert & Anna, Shawn & Tiffany, Frisco & Felicia, Luke & Laura all together on the canvas. Some of my favorite parts of GH were when I was young and all these couples were there and together and all the spy work…just no Faison stories, please. Oh, and I think it’s about time Blackie Parrish was released from prison. This is a soap after all, they would never keep him imprisoned for life!

    One more thing while I’m at it…PLEASE switch Lucy’s crazy button to off. That vampire story was really boring and ridiculous when it was originally written and aired on the GH spinoff (the show name escapes me now), but for Lucy to relive it and go crazy calling Sam, Livvie and John, Caleb and worse yet stabbing him with a stake (broken chair leg), well, it’s the stupidest thing I have ever seen on GH and I have NEVER complained about storylines, EVER!! Just my humble opinion…..

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  47. Candy says:

    I would like to see him make a play for Felicia and have her tell him where to get off.

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    Sandie replied

    Oh yeah!!

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  48. debbie hillman says:

    You really need to bring Jason back. It was the worst story line and he needs to come back as Jason. He doesn’t need to be on the young and restless get him back plz.

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  49. wendy says:

    it’s pretty obvious…robin’s rescue, stones brother would be a great hero….friso there to help her save robert….and help maxie do the right thing since she’s pregnant by the love of her life..and when they all have happy endings they old crew can go after jerry and faison…of course with their base of operations in the penthouse with the secret room..luke,laura,robert,holly,anna,duke,mac,friso,felicia,jagger,sonny..all now protecting their little grandkids instead of their kids…sorry for rambling but i havent missed more than a handful of episodes since 1982!!! that’s my ideal senario

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  50. Christy says:

    you know, I would even like to see clips of favorites that can’t stop by for a scene anymore because their portrayers have died along with their characters

    Steve Hardy
    Nurse Jessie Brewer
    Ruby Anderson (Luke & Bobbi’s aunt that ran Kelly’s)
    Lila & Edward Quartermaine

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    Pam replied

    I agree. And what ever happened To Bobbie, I haven’t seen her on there in a very long time.

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  51. Pam says:

    Sean and Tiffany Donnelly should definetly come back!

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  52. Ellen Reaves says:

    If they really want to improve the show, get Jason back. Without him the show is doomed–may take a while, but it can’t last without him.

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    Ellen Reaves replied

    I’m replying to my own message above. When I say Jason, I mean Steve Burton, not a new actor playing Jason. I like the idea that someone else put forth that he should come back as Jason Quartermaine. That would be great!!!!

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  53. Sandie says:

    I’d LOVE to see Brian Patrick Clarke and Sherilyn Wolter (Grant and Celia) come back!!! LOVED THEM!

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  54. Ethel says:

    So excited to hear Jack Wagner is coming back. I’d like to see Ricky Martin back and perform at the nurses ball.

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  55. Paradiseworld says:

    I would like to see Ned’s wife come back. Also, I love Antonio Sabato Junior, Nikolas, Jason, Robin. These are must-haves. They need to come back.

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  56. Ethel says:

    I just saw that Steve Burton ( Jason) is now on Young and the Restless. Not good!! Come back to GH Sam needs you!!

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  57. Rita Lotta says:

    I think they all should come back and get rid of all your OLTL stars .Ive never since 1965 seen such a boring show and repeating Vicki’s sybil sickness on GH is disgusting..Ive watched this show since 1965 and now its about whiney crying children and split personality are you kidding thats why OLTL went off and I see you pushing my favorite show in the same direction and thats sad if you cant think of new things then maybe you need new writers..Theres thought ..

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  58. Cindy S says:

    Sean and Tiffany would be awesome too!!

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  59. CAROL FALEY says:

    THE ONLY ONE THAT NEEDS TO COME BACK IS JASON AND ONLY JASON PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  60. Tyler says:

    Bring back Sean and Tiffany and Jeff Webber!!!

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