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70 October 21st, 2016 James Patrick Stuart Returns To General Hospital As Valentin Cassadine!

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Now that Charlotte has been revealed to be the bio-child of Griffin (Matt Cohen) and Claudette (Bree Williamson), is that truly the final word on who’s the daddy?  Perhaps, but with Maxie (Kirsten Storms) being wrongly kidnapped and with what appears to be Valentin’s henchmen looking for Charlotte, the stage is set for James Patrick Stuart to finally be back on the GH canvas as the evil Cassadine!

Stuart, who got his feet wet in the role over the summer during the Cassadine Island adventure and Nikolas’ subsequent death, will be back with much more story to tell this time.  During his break from GH, James has been appearing in a play.

He told Soaps In Depth, “I didn’t know I’d be coming back.  Then all of a sudden, a few weeks ago, GH said, ‘We’ve got a ton of stuff for you to do!”’  Stuart added on Valentin’s agenda: “He has much to say. He’s been wronged and he needs to make sure that you understand that. He has a specific agenda!”

So, are you looking forward to the return of Valentin Cassadine? What do you think will happen this time when he hits the canvas? Comment below!

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  1. Rose says:

    Yea for Anna and Valentin’s return! Let the games begin!

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    Loulou replied

    I think Claudette was Charlottes’ surrogate and not her bio-mother and that Loulou is the real mom with a Cassadine daddy.

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  2. davlestev1 says:

    I have to Say I much prefer a traditional villain over mob bosses any day! A campy catty female antagonist (Obrecht)…a body freezing havoc wreaking (cassadine) …loopy (Niña)..I can even take Franco..just end the entire mob that isn’t a mob for now for ever more !!!

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    davlestev1 replied

    Just watched that whole trial fiasco and the dismissing of the jury… two heads and two people walking off scene….bwahahaa

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    Omar replied

    You are so right!!! But even with writing and EP regime changes, the mob is still GH..Enough!! All this so called mobsters just get away with all their crimes..it just ran its course..The Jeromes need to finally pay for their crimes to give the audience some satisfaction..They can still keep the actors in the show by using some creative writing, just punish them finally for their crimes. Take Sonny out of the mob and give him a new direction in the show.

    I am so sick and tired of knowing before hand, that there will be NO hell to pay for the Jerome’s!! Bring back the traditional villains both psychotic and trouble making ones.

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  3. Soaphound says:

    Oh boy. Another evil creep. Just what the show needs. We don’t have enough with just Ava, Julian, Paul, Claudette. Let’s have more unsettling, violence-oriented tales. Just gives me less reason to stay interested.

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  4. Iakovos says:

    Stop the baby drama trope now! Not that it cannot be effective, it is just overused. And it holds no deep concern for me when the characters are so new to the canvas, despite connections. It is difficult to care.

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    Ces replied

    agreed!

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  5. Patrick says:

    He; has revved up – all – our – senses

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  6. Patrick says:

    stimulus package near

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  7. su0000 says:

    ok—-
    Valentin; the worst of worst villains, the devil incarnate, the one feared above all.
    Well folks, hate to mention this but-
    J&S will have us all feeling sorry for him, a pity party. The great Valentin will be pussified.
    Sooner than later the Feared One will no longer be feared.
    ((( wait for it …. sigh.

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    Ces replied

    weakest Cassadine yet.

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    Patrick replied

    well… he’s already done the two Queens

    Ava lets in
    Nina chalks another notch

    top draw mix

    Nicholas

    where’s the man you need

    mixed hot

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  8. Maggie says:

    I think Charlotte could actually be Lulu and Stavros’ child. Remember the embryo story? Charlotte could have been the surrogate mother. Valentine wants Charlotte because she is a Cassadine. Laura may be the first to recognize a resemblance to Lulu as a child.

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    Celia replied

    Yes, Maggie. Aria has proposed that also, a few weeks ago. Makes a lot of sense, right?

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    Tim S. replied

    hmmm maybe.. i kind of like that…

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    k/kay replied

    And why do they need another kid just where is Rocco or whatever that kids name is

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    Christy replied

    I think you mean Claudette was the surrogate mom… not Charlotte. But the idea that she’s Lulus child would be great! I dont think Claudette is the birth mom… she seems to eager to leave the girl.

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    Janet Viceri replied

    That is the best point so far.

    Vet from the Get (abc soaps) replied

    I also think that Charlotte could be the result of Lulu’s embrlyo and Stavros’ seed and that Claudette could be the surrogate.However the idea that Laura would be the one most likely to see the resemblance to Lulu is not as probable as you might think. Lulu was originally played by Tessa Allen who was dark haired, before she was aged 10 years.

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  9. brian says:

    super looking forward to his return !

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    Madeline replied

    I like the way you think do far. It would be good to have him back and maybe an answer of Nicholas I still think
    this character is not completely gone.

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    Violet V Lemm replied

    I hope so too. I did like the actor that was his replacement when they all went to Greece. I thought he did a real good job of interacting with the other actors, especially Ava.

  10. Maggie says:

    Meant to say Claudette could have been the surrogate mother of Charlotte.

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    JK replied

    AGREE……NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WHOLE BABY-MESS STORY
    LINE AGAIN!!!

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  11. Jimmy says:

    I knew Valentin would be back eventually, there was no way his story in the summer was it for the character. I hope he and Nina hook up again and she becomes pregnant with his baby, because that would solve a few issues. First, it would tie Nina to more characters. Second, it would solve her baby issue that’s been playing out for months. And third, it would expand the Cassadine family which has been woefully whittled down.

    I also hope they have plans to bring back Nikolas, hopefully with Nick Stabile, because the show is much better when we have him as a leading man.

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    Tim S. replied

    I agree.. there is no way that he really thought that his time was done on GH. It really makes you not believe him in his interview when he said he did not think he was coming back to GH… hmmmmm ……

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  12. Celia says:

    I must give credit to Timmm. He did say Valentin would soon show up, and I agreed.
    As I suspected since Claudette said she was involved with Valentin and since Charlotte became an issue.
    He is in PC for his daughter. I hope I am wrong because Valentin would be toxic for this child.
    By the same token, I do not believe Griffin is Duke’s either.
    Nonetheless, Valentin, Nathan, Griffin and Charlotte are all blood-related. Nathan for sure, as Shay and I have maintained from day one.
    Now, it seems that Anna is in for a zinger! Well, quelle surprise? Not much of a coincidence, that Valentin ( the photo) seems familiar to her. It eill be battle worth Anna’s mettle. Anna vs. Valentin.
    Somehow he is involvd in her past. Is Griffin hers and Valentin’s son? Hmmmm!!

    Ok, so who will save Maxie at the eleventh hour? Ava? Wasn’t she in the alley, on the phone? Why are these women always in the alley, alone, talking on the phone or having a soliloquy? Is that wise with all the hoolums in PC?
    Ava needs redemption….saving Maxie would help her on the path to righteousness. LOL.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Nathan and Griffen could actually be brothers…the actors do resemble each other…even some of their expressions are the same…i so much want Dr.O and Valentin to come face-to-face on a Friday cliffhanger!!!!

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Nathan and Griffen could be faternal twins separated at birth…Griffen’s adopted mother could have been involved with Duke at one time…maybe she was a nurse and Duke was her patient…she fell in love with Duke but he did not reciprocate those feelings…later discovering who his father is-the evil Valentin she never told Griffen he was adopted and Valentin and Dr.O his real parents…instead she told him Duke was his father!!!

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    Celia replied

    A bunch of possibilities there, Jimmy.
    My guesses or presumptions aren’ t taken seriously because they tend to be off the wall. LOL. But, this is a soap.
    The first thing I said, when Griffin first appeared, was how much they looked like each other. Could they have been brothers? I have learned from you, Jimmy…..my ‘wild’ imagination?
    Obviously, if what you say is true, and Dr. O is Griffin’s mother, then it reinforces the fact that Duke cannot be the father, right?
    What I proposed could also be true…..I don’t know how; but, Valentin and Anna could be Griffin’s parents….or either of Anna’s sisters ( AMC).
    At the same time, we can’t put too much stock in what these writers think or do from one day to the next. Depending on their mood a story could change with the rising sun.

    Violet V Lemm replied

    Nathan will save Maxi, have no doubt. Does anyone think that basement she is being kept in looks like the one Fluke and Dante were kept in?

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    Celia replied

    Hello, Violet,
    I looked at the basement scene by rewinding…..and, yes; it does look like Luke’s basement. But, from a different angle . And it isn’t as dingy. New coat of paint? HaHa.
    With Luke’s, the staircase faced us; with this one, it is away from us. So, the chair is in the opposite position.
    Do I make any sense??

    Timmm replied

    The thug brought her food. Maybe it is below Kellys?

    Patrick replied

    he also intimated that perhaps … Valentin could be taking care of Nicholas…

    it would have made for very good story… Valentin and Nicholas forged a bond and vim and vigor for the Cassadine Empire

    no such luck for me

    BUILD the Cassadine back @GH

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    Timmm replied

    I agree Patrick, if they wont do it with the Q’s, build the Cassadines!

    Timmm replied

    Thank you Cee Cee.

    I like the actor who plays Valentin BUT he was supposed to be the worst ever Cassadine? I didnt get that impression. I would have brought back Valentin with Michael Muhney playing the part. He is delightfully devious!

    Do you think Anna fell for Valentin or will fall for him?

    What if Faison is wearing a Griffin mask???

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    Celia replied

    That’s rich, Timmmy. Faison in a Griffin mask. He would have to wear a body-suit, too. LOL. No way can Faison own Griffin’s body. But, again, everything goes.
    I would love to have Faison back. I’d choose his nutty, shlapstick , mad-scientist antics over Griffin’s forlorn, hurt mind, body and soul any day.
    Yes, James Stuart’s angelic face isn’t the ultimate look of Rasputin, but, I think that boyish look allows him to get away with murder, literally!!
    He played the bad guy/brother/nephew on AMC, as well. He’s good at it.
    On the other hand, MM would kill it!! Pardon the pun, LOL.

    I think Anna may have been involved with Valentin in the past…or at least, as I said the other day, their paths have crossed. But, Anna is a seasoned ‘warrior’ ….not in the throes of girlish, or younger love where one can fall prey to passion and love so easily.
    So, if anything develops between her and Valentin; will be a put-on. She will try to use him in any way possible for the better good.

    I like your ‘ teenager embryo’ showing up at the Falconeri’s doorstep. This couple may be the worst parents since Adam and Eve ( Chelsea)……HaHaHa!!
    And, although I do think that Charlotte is Valentin’s and Claudette’s, we really cannot be sure with soaps. What many of the other posters are saying is as valid as anyone else’s.
    We shall see.

    As far as Nikolas; I do believe that since his body was never found, Valentin has him prisoner. Falling out the window, for the hundreth time, was fake….again!!
    We agree that there is no way he just ‘ up and died’. We heard the shot, but….
    I even joked about the fact that the river is mighty strong and magical; where Morgan has joined the valley of the (un)living.
    Later, my Timmmy.

    Celia replied

    Greater good, not better good. LOL.
    How did Valentin get out of jail. Was he ever in a Greek prison? Did he get there in the first place, Timmmy. Hmmmm.
    Is Nikolas hiding somewhere in the catacombes of Wyndemere?
    Was Nikolas shooting and consequent death staged?
    Are Nikolas and Valentin working together? To what end?

  13. Melissa says:

    To answer your questions in the order asked:

    No.
    Based on their style of writing, even Jelly doesn’t know what will happen since they appear to plot very little in advance and mostly make things up as they go along.

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    Celia replied

    Yes, Melissa. I realized that, and have been saying all along that TPTB never really have a plan….remember Fluke? The most imbecilic story ever told….going no where.

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    Steph replied

    You are so right!

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  14. JasonLovesGH says:

    Finally!!! :)

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  15. Ces says:

    I SO don’t care about this stupid storyline and if Lulu is going to get intertwined in it, I’m even less excited about it. I loathe the Character Claudette and her musical chair return with Nathan/Griffin. The whole story has stunk from day 1. FFWD material.
    I would rather see RKK defrosted and back as Stavros any day!

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    Celia replied

    LOL, Ces. You bet!!
    The thing is, I think the girl isn’t either Nathan’s or Griffin’s. Why else would Valentin come back? He comes to collect his daughter.
    Unless he has unfinished business with Claudette …..retribution? ( it breaks my heart to say it because I love Bree; but, her story is insipid ….not dramatic, suspenseful or interesting in any way).
    I think the fact that Anna’s and Valentin’s paths may have crossed in the past, will contribute a compelling twist to this fiasco.

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    Ces replied

    Happy Saturday Celia!
    So, I’m not sure when LuLu had that damn embryo but could Claudette have carried this child with it and maybe Valentin is the dad as you say?
    Poor Anna… don’t bond with that kid yet, because pretty certain it doesn’t belong to Griffin either. I’m just glad they released Nathan from this.
    Still…this story has started off so terribly boring and predictable that I can only hope they kill Claudette off and have it more about Anna since Finola needs something new to sink her teeth into! I agree with you.

    Patrick replied

    so funny Ces – “…I would rather see RKK defrosted and back as Stavros any day! ”

    ie: @Celia – “…I love Bree; but, her story is insipid ….not dramatic, suspenseful or interesting in any way ”

    Bree Walker certainly has that – it – factor… it’s her leading men… that’s the problem as well. THIS could be salvaged… if any one is still interested

    The GH WRITERS ; need ; to make a man out of Griffin

    Matt Cohen , the actor is most definitely able to MOVE this along… should they stop his character from vacillating between his priesthood and doctor mentality and start living for himself

    Ces replied

    Ha! I agree Patrick – I’m still not sure what Griffin is all about but he seems so weak. He yells a lot but then gives in. Is he Priest? Doctor? Sex Slave? Do the writers know what this character is about? Is he even REALLY Duke’s son? It would actually be nice if he wasn’t Duke’s son because I quite like his chemistry with Finola ;) Younger man … Thorn Birds .. lol!! What is Griffin’s story?

    As for Claudette, she is despicable & not in an Ava despicable way where you still care about her (of course that is MW’s fabulous acting skill) but just despicable in that I want her dead & gone.

    Celia replied

    Lol, Ces. The embryo stuff is so obscure. Aria’s idea of ‘it’ being Lulu’s egg, but whose semen fertilized the egg? It’s not an embryo unless the two meet in a petrie dish.
    Stavros had Lulu prisoner for so long; it does make more sense. But, Valentin? I don’y know about that.
    I think Claudette is Charlotte’s real mother and Valentin the father. Charlotte was created the natural way.
    Claudette and Valentin were, at one point, lovers and Charlotte was the result. Claudette realized Valentin was synonymous to Svengali and took off with Charlotte, trying to protect her.
    I think she loves her daughter, so much so that she is willing to leave her behind if it guarantees Charlotte’s safety.
    That’s probably the reason she wanted Nathan to believe Charlotte was his—for protection, since he’s a cop? Maybe?
    Well, it backfired. So now it’s Griffin’s turn.
    By leaving, Claudette thinks that Valentin will follow her ‘scent’ leaving Charlotte behind, safely tucked away with Griffin and Anna. And, to a certain point, with Nathan, as well. Knowing Nathan, he would not abandon this little girl, albeit she is not his daughter.
    Whew…..I sound winded. LOL.
    ‘Nite, Ces.

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    Ces replied

    haha, idk Celia ….. there is so much talk about LooLOO’s huevo that Charlotte is probably hers. The goldilocks could be hers or Claudette’s; child certainly doesn’t look like Griffin that’s for sure. Maybe Valentin found it and fertilized it? This all sounds so gross but it’s either Valentin’s or Stavro’s child I’m guessing. It’s like that “be careful what you wish For Lulu & Dante, you just might get it – but at what cost?”
    Hopefully the writers do something to make this story interesting and FAST!

    Timmm replied

    I agree with you Cee about Charlotte’s parents. I think Lulu and Starvos’s baby will not appear until the child is much older. Remember, Lulu and Dante went on that Cassadine Island caper and poor Rocco was left behind for days! Who does that? No, I just think if GH can stay on the air for the next five years, you will see the “Embryo Teenager” appear!

    Celia replied

    At this point, my dear, Ces? Anyone could be the father….even Rocco, whom we never see, and is in his 20′s by now. HaHa.

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    Ces replied

    Or Danny for that matter… these people all want kids but you never once see them with them. Hell, Nina would probably make a great mother to all of the above. Crazy lady in the shoe with her kids in tow..

  16. eileen hargis says:

    Good bad guy, hes probably Charlotte’s daddy.

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  17. Dan S says:

    Maybe now we can have the actual villains commit murder and other heinous crimes instead of good characters who are sacrificed for story like Paul H and Julian J. Pretty much everyone on this show is a murderer!

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    Celia replied

    Dan…LOL. Your last sentence hit my funny-bone.

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  18. k/kay says:

    In the early years writers had what they called their bible they pretty well had a six month storyline planned out they knew where they were going these days they shoot from the hip it is exasperating I am not watching right now because I think once again we lt actors hold the show hostage! Whi is in charge here?

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  19. gig58 says:

    What happened to the story line of the Mayor? We all know that she rigid the election and Maxi mother Felicia was supposed to be the Mayor. I would like you to at least finish that story line, before you start another!

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  20. Violet V Lemm says:

    We have never seen confirmation on GH that Valentin is Charlotte’s dad. So far it’s only been Nathan and Griffin. I would say that he and Claudette make a good pair, both rotten people. Is Claudette the real mother though? Could LuLu be her bio mom?

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  21. Joe says:

    Need a pro at being evil back on the canvas! So glad he’s back!

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  22. Barb Harnedy says:

    Really no point trying to figure where the story is going…
    Writers probably don’t even know. I miss the days when soap writers assumed their audience were intelligent people who might actually be interested in the where story went. So many great stories back in the old days. Back then writers loved & respected the fans. Now not so much…

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    Celia replied

    Right, Barb? Maybe it’s a spoof? A satire?

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  23. louisa says:

    Love him!

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  24. Rodd says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing what they do with him. Valentin has been mentioned time and time again as being the worst of the Cassadines. His first appearance wasn’t that bad so I hope they can pull something out of their hats to show us why he’s worse than the rest. I’m sure JPS can deliver it.

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    Ghlover replied

    I cant wait to see him with Heater!!!! On All my Children, RM killed his character, will Cortland

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  25. Ghlover says:

    I hope this will end up with Lulu lesving with her kids for their safety. I am convinced that Dante needs to be a leading man on this show. Let this be their end story and move on with a Dante and Valentin feud, have Dante enlist the help of Sam and/or Carly and give us a real adventure story!!

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  26. Vet from the Get (abc soaps) says:

    JMS was the heinous Will Cortland on AMC. I anyone can play the devil incarnate it’s him. I would like to mention as I did earlier in my reply to someone who wrote that Laura of all people, should be able to see in Charlotte a resemblance to Lulu- However when little Leslie Lu was first introduced on G H she was portrayed by a beautiful little actress Tessa Allen, who had dark hair – Lulu stayed that way until the character was aged 10 years.

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  27. Linda says:

    I am tired of this Cassadine-Claudette-Griffin baby drama. What has happened to GH? I liked the drama with activities centering around the hospital. The Maxie kidnapping was also stupid.

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  28. Patricia says:

    Just when we thought that we were FINALLY DONE with the Cassadines, we get Valentin !!! Hate the Valentin , Charlotte, Claudette story line. So sick of the “who is you daddy “,story lines. Let the Cassadines go and move on GH !! Hoping that Griffin is really Charlotte’s dad. Love the chemistry between Griffin and Nina !!! Love having Charlotte being Duke’s granddaughter !!!!! It keeps the family continuity going on GH.

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  29. Fan since '75 says:

    If writers can’t honor what occurred six months ago why would it matter to today’s writers what a character looked like 20 years ago.

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