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200 May 21st, 2015 Rebecca Budig Exits General Hospital! But Since Hayden Holds A Big Secret Will She Return?

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This week on General Hospital, viewers saw that conniving Hayden (Rebecca Budig) took a bullet to the head, thanks to Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!

With the knowledge of Jake’s (Billy Miller) true identity to be Jason Morgan and what that could mean for him and his wife Sam (Kelly Monaco), that bullet put Hayden into a coma after Patrick  (Jason Thompson) tried his best to save her during delicate brain surgery!  And that, put’s an end to the short term run of Rebecca Budig on General Hospital!

But since Hayden holds a vital secret and if she were to wake-up she could completely wreck Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Nikolas’ plans, (since they are in collusion now keeping Sam and Jake from knowing who he truly is) we wouldn’t be surprised if she wakes up just when the time is right!

In this week’s Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Budig reveals if she would also be very interested in a return to Port Charles.   Rebecca answered, “Yeah, totally! I feel like there is more to learn about Hayden and I would love to figure out who she is, where’s she’s coming from, what her whole back-story is.”

So, what do you think about the departure of Rebecca Budig for now? Would you like Hayden to wake up and become a more permanent fixture on the GH canvas?  What do you think about Nikolas ordering the hit on Hayden to keep his lover and blackmailer silenced? Comment below!

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  1. Jake from NJ says:

    Sad…love Rebecca!!

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    karen replied

    never like her

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    Pat replied

    I always liked her acting. Would love to see her stay and become a good person.

    karen replied

    bring haden back!she brings real drama to gh…she is a great actress!

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    Michael replied

    I agree! She has quickly become one of my favorite characters on GH. Would rather keep her and lose Elizabeth and Nicholas.

    karen replied

    nik has went to his dark side.haden brings the wild out of nick.she tells him.thats what ratings are made of…

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    Sammy replied

    Bring Rebecca Budig back to GH! She is a great addition to the cast. We want her to stay in Port Charles.

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    Christine replied

    l love Rebecca find a way to keep her. Not liking Nicks dark side though. Always glad he was the one good Cassadine.

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  2. Sandy says:

    Hayden needs to return permanently. I just love Rebecca Budig and I loved her on AMC as Greenlee.

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    mary replied

    I agree. Rebecca is fabulous. Frank should give her a long term contact,

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    CeeCee replied

    Ah, AMC….my heart hurts, I miss that soap so much!!!!
    Greenlee/Rebecca first appeared as the real quintessential bad girl, just like Hayden. Greenlee was finally reformed due to the love of her life Leo, who later died.
    I truly hope Hayden comes back to GH for redemption. Let’s give her Patrick…well, he did save her life. They fall in love while Sam and Jake find each other.
    Hayden is in a coma….Rebecca will leave temporarily. When Hayden wakes up, Rebecca will return, for sure. She is too much of an asset to lose….love her.

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    Cory replied

    Totally agree!!! Yes!!!! Bring her back!! Give her a real story on her own! Tell her backstory and let her become a part of PC!! Please!! Please!!

  3. Helen Conboy says:

    I would love to see her back again & bc more involved with people like Carly. Also hope Jason finds out who he is before May ends. Needs to be with Sam & Danny & Liz & Nick need to be exposed!

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    Tonya replied

    Agree!!!!

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  4. Rod says:

    YES YES BRING HER BACK
    LOVE Rebecca and her being in GH brings so much to the canvas

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    KansasGuest replied

    Hayden’s a little spitfire. I’m hoping her coma will bring some of her relatives from Beecher’s Corners out of the woodwork, and turn Elizabeth & Nik’s lives upside down. It would be hilarious, after all of her subterfuge, for Liz to ruin yet another chance w/Jason because of all her lies & plotting w/Nik. She’ll be skulking around with a worried look on her face for as long as Hayden’s in that coma instead of enjoying her time w/Jason. Also, it’s never a bad thing to watch Carly be proven wrong. If Hayden reveals that Jake is Jason, Carly will probably become her BFF because she’ll get her best friend back. Frankly, I think a Hayden-Carly duo would be hilarious, especially opposite Ric & Nina Lansing.

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  5. David says:

    That really was a short term stay, hopefully she will be back and they can delve more into her as a person and her backstory. I just wish they would hurry up with the reveal that Jake is Jason. This has carried on far too long getting close to a year since Billy Miller joined the show, it is long past time for it to come out that he is Jason

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    Erick replied

    Not quite… He debuted on October 1st… but he was in bandages for what, a month? So it’s more like November.

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    David replied

    That is still over 6 months closer to 7 since when he had the bandages the viewers already knew he was Jason. It still has dragged on for far too long and its time for the reveal to come out.

  6. Torqumada says:

    I thought she fit in pretty seamlessly.

    I suspect the coma clears up during fall sweeps.

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  7. Lizzy Diaz says:

    Please consider bringing her back….R.B. is an amazing actress,I think she proved that coming to GH….I loved her when she was on AMC also….please find a way to bring her back and keep her!

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    Diane replied

    I would like to see Hayden stay long term. She seemed to fit in well with the cast and storyline. And she’s a great actress. Would bring some of AMC fans to GH.

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  8. Shari says:

    Well he lost a piece of bootie but,the takeover of ELQ is more important to Nik! That’s the only reason why he’s keeping the secret!

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  9. CB says:

    Wait! Hold up! Did I miss something???? Nikolas ordered the hit? I know I missed a couple of days due to illness, but I watched & THOUGHT I caught up! Guess not. Thought Shawn actually shot Hayden. Guess he missed, huh? Then, they’ll be able to confirm Shawn’s innocent. I know Sean is leaving the show, but isn’t his character, Shawn, being written off & going to prison for Hayden’s attempted murder??

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    shrona replied

    It was revealed at the very end of the second live show, just before the Spencer Cassadine Dance Party. I too am sad to see Rebecca go. I don’t suppose there’s any way we can keep her and lose nuKiki, is there? ;)

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    SZima replied

    Shawn DID shoot Haayden. Nicholas’ hit man told Nic that someone got there before him.
    Jordan is the one who caused Shawn to miss his target and hit Hayden rather than Jakson.

    Not sure why the author didn’t mention these vital facts!

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    BreckRoy replied

    Not quite. The hitman specifically said that he did the job. But Shawn Butler was the perfect patsy to take the fall, didn’t he? Or am i missing something.

    CeeCee replied

    Hmmmm, I don’t know. Nik’s hitman specifically said that Shawn thought he missed Jake and accidentally hit Hayden because of Jordan. It went so in favor of Nik’s minion. Stroke of luck? Shawn probably did fire, but the bullet went wild/astray and is most likely embedded somewhere. Sounds confusing, but it seems pretty clear. Then again, the writers will fix it any way they want it fixed. Things could change at their whim….
    I did mention earlier that there should be an investigation…too easy? Yeah, the so-apt police department will figure out the trajectory of the bullet in maybe…… uhmm, two years?

    CeeCee replied

    No, SZima. Nik’s evil-doer had no idea Shawn would be there. That’s what he was referring to. The hitman said he shot Hayden. Shawn THINKS he shot her.
    As I said, an investigation will prove all this…if there is one……if I were there? Every piece of the puzzle would be in its place. I think I’m in the wrong profession……LOL and triple LOL.

  10. samantha Fournier says:

    I want her to tell all and bust Elizabeth out ……

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    CeeCee replied

    I know, Samantha. What really disturbs me is that Jake is missing so much precious time with his son. A shame, really. These are a boy’s formative years, and Danny deserves to know his father. Sooo, C’mon, writers.

    By the way, Samantha? I’m sure you are aware that Fournier literally means ‘oven keeper’, or ‘tender’. Later, it was Baker or Boulanger. Don’t mind me…..name-derivation fascinates me, especially Italian, French, English and Castilian Spanish.

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    CeeCee replied

    @ Timmm.
    Hi,
    Hmmmm….pick whom? Impossible for me. I love them both. So, if they should come back, I hope it would not come to that, Timmm. No cat fights over Nik…not worth it. The Prince has put a few dents in his crown. Please do not let there be a Britt versus Hayden scene of any kind…LOL.

  11. tweets says:

    good bye!

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  12. brian says:

    Well truth be told, I am finding that like Britt Westbourne, I hated her at first and am now warming to her….but there are many other characters who need some focus and airtime.

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    Ces replied

    Yeah, I kinda wish Britt would have visited with Nicholas. It was fun to see her back and I never thought I’d say that!

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    Timmm replied

    Brit-vs-Hayden!

  13. Frank says:

    I hope they bring Rebecca Budig back as I would love to see more of her character Hayden.

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  14. carolyn says:

    Think it would be great. Always loved her.Great actress.

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  15. Nancy says:

    please ler her wake up SOO N,

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  16. Robin from East Tennessee says:

    I love little (Peanut) her nick name that Cameron (“Ryan”) gave her on All My Children, but yeah, I think Rebecca is a great actress and could be an asset to General Hospital. She plays a bad girl well, but she also plays a good girl well too.

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  17. nicole says:

    I would absolutely love love love for Rebecca budig to stay!! I really hope she returns love Hayden’s character !!

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  18. Jenny Brooks says:

    I’d like to see her wake up and totally blow Liz and Nikolas out of the water! In just a short amount of time GH made Hayden a more compelling character than they have yet with Nina.

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    Timmm replied

    Amen Jenny!

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  19. Bonnie says:

    Yes I would! Was this just choice to leave. She never got a back story

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  20. Eileen Hargis says:

    I get so really tired of Elizabeths always lying. Why cant she be straight up for once and then she might have a chance in a relationship. But, oh no, knowing hes Jason, married to Sam and a father to a baby he doesnt know, she takes him to bed. Of course, she will lose again!

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  21. Alice Robinson says:

    Wake up, Hayden!!!! Wake UP!!! Then go kick Nikolas’ butt all over that island.

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  22. Ces says:

    i like that gh is cleaning house. Can we unload kiki next? Her character is such a wast of time. Also, i love roger howarth and michelle stafford as actors but what is their purpose on gh? The cast needs to shrink.

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    shrona replied

    Ces, you’re reading my mind. I love Roger and Michelle too but they are not getting the storyline their talents deserve. And maybe it’s because I’m such a huge Kristen Alderson fan, but I can’t stand nuKiki.

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    SZima replied

    Wow, do I ever agree about Kiki! Right now the most annoying and unnecessary character on the show!
    I also agree about RH and MS…love them but they’re totally NOT needed.

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  23. Janice says:

    Sad that it was only a short term gig.
    I thought they put her on contract.

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    shrona replied

    I’m hoping she has a short term project she was previously committed to ( like a Lifetime movie) and will return to GH after to wreak more havoc!

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  24. TMJ says:

    Excellent actress. Terrible storyline. I feel bad for her, but I’m glad she is gone.

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  25. Carolyn says:

    I hope Rebecca Budig comes back! She was one of the biggest shining talents during the #GHLive shows and adds intrigue and humor, coupled with drama and great timing to Hayden.

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  26. Rose M says:

    She can come back but ONLY if she lets loose with that secret before she leaves. I’m way tired of waiting for this thing to come out! Good News/Bad News: Good – Jason Morgan Recast. Bad – He doesn’t find out for 2 years who he really is. RESULT – Nobody tuned in to see it happen.

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    BreckRoy replied

    Lol, Billy Miller has been on th show about six months. Soaps used to keep secrets like paternities and infidelities for years.

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  27. kelly says:

    I would definitely welcome Rebecca Budig back to GH. Any character that doesn’t like Elizabeth and puts her in her place,is a character I want in Port Charles. Plus Hayden was actually an interesting new character, unlike say Kiki.

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  28. Carol says:

    I would like to see her back but not to upset the apple cart.

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  29. Brenda Kay says:

    YES BRING REBECCA BUDIG BACK!!!!! Let her tell the truth and keep her on GH! She is a brilliant actress and would bring so much to the show. Please please keep her on GH!!!!! I will be so disappointed if this is it for her. GH writers need to get a grip on their stories and stop bouncing all over the place with loose ends everywhere. Can we please tell Jake the truth once and for all and can Elizabeth just get her own man for a change. Frustrated!!

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  30. Terri Capraro says:

    YES, I want her to stay on GH. I loved her as Greenlee and I feel she could be an awesome character as Hayden. Give her a chance. She wasn’t on long enough to show what she can do. Really disappointed that she is leaving so soon.

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  31. Sarah says:

    I have enjoyed seeing Rebecca Budig back on screen. I don’t totally like her character, but I will miss seeing her on GH.

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  32. su0000 says:

    well,,
    Hayden (Rebecca Budig) is recurring..
    And-
    FV and RC know the great acting talents of Rebecca, they will not let her go..
    I will be looking forward to her return, she is a spit fire, very spicey, an awesome type of a soap character..

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    Timmm replied

    Maybe putting her in a coma was a way for Frank to measure her popularity and decide if they should put her on contract?

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Timmm..
    that could be..
    I believe Rebeca will have a great future on GH..
    She fits in very will..
    GH and Rebeca= great match ..

  33. aria says:

    I love Hayden, i hope Rebecca decides to come back, and i’m glad the character wasn’t killed off, i knew she only came in short term but i hope GH’s RC/FV ask her to come on board and stay longer, she was so good, so keeping my fingers cross. As for Nikolas, oh boy, i’m not sure how to feel about this, I think if prince nik is taking a shot at the dark side then he for sure needs his mom Laura, so i’m so glad Genie Francis is coming back, hope her return is for more then just Luke goodbye..

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  34. Christine says:

    I hope the writers keep Rebecca on the show. I would love to see her and Carly go after Elizabeth and Nicholas for keeping Jason from her (Carly)….. GH need another spicy woman with a backbone like Carly,
    Let her stay around and cause trouble for Nicholas and Elizabeth. Find a man for her, better yet put her with Rick Lansing to make Elizabeth sooooo unhappy!!!!!!

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  35. Mary SF says:

    Not surprised, they wrote her character into a corner and the character had no real ties to Port Charles. It’s unfortunate that GH hires all these big names from daytime and prime soaps, only to use them for short stints at a time. For me one of the joys of daytime is having the chance to get to know a character, to see them evolve over time, but when they come in and out of the canvas so fast, I can’t really empathized or care about them. Hayden taking a bullet meant nothing to me, because she meant nothing to me. Her existence was another example where instead of the plot revealing something about the character, the character was only there to further the plot.

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    Jeremy replied

    Yes, Mary SF, I hear you, and agree. As much as DAYS is not well balanced storyline wise, the fact that their contract players are all on mostly on a regular basis, I care so much more for the characters on DAYS compared to GH. GH has so many recurring characters, like that of Rosalie (who I love), but like you say, it’s hard to empathize and care about the recurring characters on GH, the cast is so large, and now that Monica is no where to be seen, or Kevin, or Brad/Felix/Lucas, I don’t care as much about them, and it’s a crying shame. I like Hayden, and hope she returns, and hopefully as the cast is now trimming down, hopefully the EP will look into reducing the short stints.

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  36. lisa says:

    Yes that would be very interested. And ut needs to be real soon.

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  37. Penny andrews says:

    I would really like her to stay. Loved her in all my children awesome actress

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  38. Jayson says:

    Are TPTB out of their minds???? Rebecca Budig has brought sexiness, sassiness, and humor to this role like only she could. I freaking adore Hayden, and i’m crushed that she’s not on contract. Who do I contact to bring her back to the show? Make her a long-loss Quartermaine. Now that Tony is leaving, Jane Elliot needs a storyline. Make Hayden her daughter, or Carly’s adoptive father’s daughter. Make her pregnant with Nicholas’s child. For heavens sake, BRING HER BACK!

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    Tivette replied

    I would LOVE for Rebecca Buddig to wake up at the right time to spill the beans AND to find out she is preggers with Prince Nik’ s baby! She has the strength to manage Nik and his crazy grandmother. What great potential stories could be had with Rebecca as a matriarch in the making! Oh my, if only…

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    Karen replied

    AMEN! LOVE THAT IDEA! A QUARTERMAINE SHE MUST BE! AND PREGNANT WITH NIC’S CHILD! I LIKE BOTH IDEAS!
    REBECCA HAS TO STAY

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    Timmm replied

    Hayden as a Q, excellent Jayson.

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  39. Candace Profit says:

    I would love to see Hayden return. She was a good character and she brought a good energy to the show.

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  40. Debra says:

    I hope she wakes up and explores the character . Rebecca Is an amazing actress. Look what she did with Greenlee on AMC. I think that was a character short term until she created an amazing love to hate. I think Hayden is what PC needs.

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  41. Patrick says:

    I was hoping she would have short-term amnesia… at least with the JakeDoe reveal

    I haven’t been this gobsmacked with such a natural… in a very long time…

    I was hoping Britt was returning to help stir up the pot… w/Nikolas
    and MS’ Nina sure could use a friend… COUSIN to carry story with

    Britta intertwined with Nikolas and Hayden
    Britta mixing with cousin Nina, Franco, Ric, Dr. O., Nathan, Brad, Liz, Spence… she’s endless in her presence with all of GH

    ie: Nikolas… where does he go from here? with Britta and Hayden gone
    and… for him to see Liz wanting “desperately” to move on with “Jake” certainly is a slap in the face / realization…. that Liz is NOT interested in Nikolas

    hopefully, the writers will continue to gung ho… NIkolas , no holds barred…. surge for power… and all the excitement he is generating

    Rebecca Buddig, : surprise, surprise

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  42. mama22 says:

    There is a lot of potential for this character. She brings energy and excitement to the canvas. Bring her back.

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  43. Shay says:

    I’ll be glad to see Hayden gone….I couldn’t warm up to this character, whatsoever. I only wish that that more unnecessary roles were dispensed with as quickly….like Nina, Sappy, Felix, Jordan, Kiki and Val-Chops. There’s something to be said for such expediency when there is no valid long-term reason for a character, and having one hang around simply for the sake of being there is not only foolish, but a waste of time and space better utilized by old favorites. And speaking of, will someone please get Britt back on a more regular basis? I know KT left to seek other work, but her brief return was a true breath of fresh air, and she is badly needed is on the GH canvas. No other female has captured the spark, humor and villainy of that sexy minx, Dr. Westbourne!!!!

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  44. Ginger says:

    I’m very disappointed. I really want Rebecca to stay. She is a terrific actress. Bring her back! With so many leaving, this is just what we need now!

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  45. Patricia Herndon says:

    Yes I want Hayden to stay,,she is a great actress an she plays mean good ,but then in the long run kid want to see the good side of her

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  46. Erika Litton says:

    I love Rebecca Budig. She was my fav on AMC. Would ore than love for her to stay. Exellent actress. Nik is unreal. He better have a reason behind is evil doings. Let saving or protecting somebody.

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  47. Joe says:

    If that stupid lawsuit between ABC and Prospect Park ever gets resolved, maybe ABC can get back the AMC and OLTL rights and bring her back, and say she’s been Greenlee all along, posing as Hayden.

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  48. Monica says:

    Yes keep her on to blow Elizabeth up

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  49. Andrea says:

    Bring Hayden back

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  50. louisa says:

    GH is crazy. They need to bring Rebecca Budig back any get rid of Valerie, Kiki, Julian, Ava, Nina…the list goes on.

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    Anita replied

    You said a mouth full

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  51. Nick D. says:

    I can see her returning right around the time Liz and Jake get married! That would be classic GH. Liked the actress and the character. She fit in well.

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  52. Lynetta taylor says:

    I was just getting around to liking RB. I was happy that she was trying to set things right with Jake and Sam. I would love for her to stay once she sets Elizabeth and nick strieght. She had a story line. Just don’t drag this out. Have her tell Jake and Sam. Then we could use her in town she’s a great actress and let Elizabeth go she’s got nothing to bring anymore.

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  53. Annie says:

    Yes, keep her on GH. Her character has such potential. Plus love Rebecca. Liz needs a nemesis now. One that could bring Liz to her knees and grovel. Nik needs a nemesis too. One to take him down a notch or 500.

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  54. Tom says:

    Beautiful, funny, smart, spontaneous, edgy, and (oh yea) a good actress. Bring her back permanently please.

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  55. Michael says:

    I love Rebecca Budig, but can’t stand Hayden.

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  56. Cgrep says:

    Rebecca is an awesome actress, and it would be a waste to not bring her back. Too much story line to come from this, and she had terrific chemistry with everyone. I’d love to see her blow the whole Jason storyline to bits.

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    Patrick replied

    the thing about Rebecca Buddig : Hayden

    it was so “real” to see a “story” line about “a” character, from the start…. acting

    it wasn’t about hurry up and wait

    Fluke
    Nina
    Jake

    this was … and kudos to RB’ acting ability to carry excitement and generate potential

    FUN to watch !

    i was imagining…. Britta coming back and mixing it up and arch nemesis with a strong trio : Hayden, Nikolas, and Britta

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    Patrick replied

    ps: Nikolas can stop grandstanding and come off of his perch…

    Britta is not near as bad ad Hayden

    given the currents of Nikolas whereabouts now ?

    I love his STAR turns… he has propelled his part stratosphere

    so … to see him with Britta or Hayden… is sizzling draw and on fire

  57. Rose says:

    Rebecca as Hayden brought a type of strong, independent female character to Port Charles in comparison to most of the other immature, whiny, insecure, hissy-fit prone, Barbie Doll (hate to use the term) females on the show. And for me, especially Liz who has never been a favorite for me.

    Hayden’s a survivor. Yes she started out as a fraud, but she sure could carry it off. And up until the bullet that GH uses to put many stories in limbo, or end them, she showed down deep she had a heart and compassion. Even though part of the almost disclosure was to spite Nik and Elizabeth.

    Like a lot of others on this page would like them to come up with an interesting backstory for Hayden. And am very, very tired of GH bringing on great actors and screwing them around like Roger, Michelle, Ned, Duke, Jeffrey, Shaun, and Ava. They get turned into cartoon characters, or given storylines that mean nothing or go nowhere compared to what we know they are capable of.

    And now we have another baby story! How original.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Again, I agree with you and that last paragraph, particularly.

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  58. The_Moustache says:

    I hope she comes back in 2016 as Greenlee Smythe! the rights to the All My Children & One Life To Live characters will expire and Disney/ABC will own them again!!

    bring back The Real Greenlee!

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    Timmm replied

    If thats true I cannot wait to see Todd Manning again!

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    Fanny replied

    Sign me up, Timmm.

  59. JLH says:

    RB did a great job. She’s a keeper, GH!

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  60. Barbara says:

    Let Liz tell Jake he is Jason and he will ask her not to tell anyone.

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    Barbara replied

    That way he can save ELQ for mikey

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  61. scatlett says:

    HAYDEN NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND SPILL THE BEANS ON LIZ AND NICK. . LIZ HAS BECOME TO WHINY AND NEEDY ANYMORE. IT’S GETTING OLD !! WHAT TO SEE SAM AND JASON TOGETHER

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  62. Marcy says:

    I would like her to stay on the show for good!! She is such a great actress, not to mention she has a sweet side that people didn’t know she had!! Very spunky. She’s gonna be missed if she goes.

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  63. Rodd says:

    Rebecca is very talented. I never watched AMC, so I wasn’t familiar with her work until she came onto GH. I really liked the energy she brought to the scene as Hayden and think it’s a loss for the show. Hopefully, they will bring her back when the story requires it.

    GH is getting rid of so many actors/characters at once that is kind of jarring. I hope it doesn’t back fire on them in the ratings.

    On the other hand, since most of the characters being written off were related to the mob in some way, perhaps that will mean the end of the mob wars story line…One can wish.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Appears that the writing team is not interested in writing anything but disjointed storylines with underdeveloped, evil characters who are really caricatures or stereotypes. That’s not, historically, the way classic dramas woo and hold an audience. It’s just so very frustrating to attempt to watch GH–but I am holding out to see how Genie Francis’ Laura is written this time around. And I am hoping, against all odds, that they can write mature, arresting dialogue for the Luke and Laura scenes as they try to put back together a semblance of the character of Luke that this last 52nd anniversary fiasco left in tatters and take TG’s Luke out with a shred of dignity that the once-revered character of Luke deserves. Genie, stick to your guns! Don’t let them violate the character of Laura and the great love story we watched between Laura and Luke. Take it home, Genie, with the power and magnetism that the two characters always conveyed on screen!

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  64. mike says:

    Never been a fan. I remember liking her replacement on AMC more than her.

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    CeeCee replied

    ….And look how that turned out, Mike. When Greenlee was recast, I remember the fans were up-in-arms. All of us would have preferred to just let Greenlee go, without a recast. Sabine Singh did her best ‘trying’ to BE Greenlee. Unfortunately for her, she did not pass muster. As soon as TPTB saw an opening, they grabbed Rebecca as she again reprised the role she had originated and owned.
    We all have our faves, I guess…..to be honest, there have been so many characters I did not like, at first….but their acting and a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ sometimes win me over….such as Ava, Britt and Greenlee. I do not like the Hayden character, but I love the actress. Sadly, as soon as I started softening toward Hayden, at the point where she decided to come clean with Jake and Sam, Hayden was shot.
    There is no way Budig would be brought for such a short stint. I think Timmm is right….perhaps TPTB are testing the waters.
    If she does come back, Mike, maybe you’ll develop an attachment……no, no…..don’t ever say never!!!! LOL.

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  65. Bonnie says:

    you know reading this article again, does it really say she is leaving?/ How was it left, just that the surgery left her in a coma? Did we learn what next happened?? Hummm something fishy here.

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  66. Patricia says:

    I think she should wake up but be a catch she will not know anybody even her

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    Timmm replied

    Oh please not another Jake/Jane Doe!

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  67. PGP says:

    Oh please bring her back and put her on contract! She should be revealed to be a missing Quartermaine or something. Love her and Nikolas together.

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  68. Timmm says:

    This news makes me ill. I loved her! She was an interesting character who was tied to Ric, Nick, Jake, Carly and Liz. Why send her away? I love GH but these past two weeks have been tough to handle. You have Duke, Carlos and Hayden who ALL can act and have connections to major characters and you “Kill” them off but you keep Nathan, Kiki, Michael, TJ, Jordan and Valerie who SUCK and remain on the show!

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    Shay replied

    You forgot to add Sappy to that latter list, Timmm! I know not how that glory of a vexing mediocrity remains on the GH canvas, but there she is, still hanging on for dear life, once again being shackled to some poor fool so as to make her seem significant. It won’t work. If the hot shot surgeon Patrick couldn’t turn this sow’s ear (of a character) into a silk purse by means of his much contrived relationship to her, then the underwhelming Quartermaine, nee Corinthos, Mikey has no earthly prayer of doing so. It shall be yet another exercise in futility.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Sorry Shay, but i see Sap and Mikey bringing a new Q heir into the world…this will get Kiki to show her jealous side…hey, im laying here misreably ill…didnt mean to make you feel the same…maybe its my delirium overworking and hopefully my latest prediction wont come true…lol

    Timmm replied

    How could I forget the SAPSTER! How about her, she rolls into PC and lands a surgeon and hooks up the the head of a major corporation! Sappy got the moves!

    Shay replied

    @jimh….So sorry to hear of your ongoing maladies….sending good thoughts your way for a rapid recovery!!!! As for your possibly fever-induced gift of clairvoyance for the annoyance otherwise known as “Sappy,” all I can say is no, no, a thousand times, NO! Oh, please be wrong on this one, my favorite soothsayer! I simply cannot abide the notion of that witless wonder being the vessel of convenience which ushers in the next generation of Quartermaines. (Hasn’t that clan already suffered enough indignities? LOL….) I swear whenever I see the exasperating epal entering a scene, all I can think is that she should have a permanently-placed neon “vacancy” sign blinking above her head!!!! And since Mikey went into his snotty little snit-fit over “La Famiglia Corinthos,” I’ve thought the same about him. Perhaps these two clueless, insipid creatures really are meant for each other! (I say only in complete jest…..) However, God forbid they should ever actually reproduce! I beseech you to revise your prediction, great sage, and say it ain’t so!!!!

    CeeCee replied

    @Shay.
    Hello, there, Shay-Girl.

    Okay, then….firstly, I must again, compliment you on your impeccable writing……no, no….hold your Thank-Yous….LOL, LOL, LOL.
    Secondly, I understand that you feel Sabrina took PC by storm and ingratiated herself amongst its upper crust…yes?
    I especially loooove the play-on words in this sentence…”I simply cannot abide the notion of that witless wonder being the vessel of convenience which ushers in the next generation of Quartermaine’s.”……. Wow…a Santiago-Quartermaine baby! Imagine that….tainted blood…LOL. Furthermore, the blinking neon light over Sabrina’s head, signifying a vacancy, had me in a fit of laughter.
    I have been up for three hours….finally sitting down with my coffee, actually spitting it out all over the place as I read your comment….and here’s my husband patting me on the back thinking I am chocking.
    But, never mind that! I was under the impression that the Quartermaines brought the ‘suffering indignities’ onto themselves. Does this so ‘functional’ (not….!) and distinct clan, not bring most of its misfortune upon itself? I am not so well- versed when it comes to GH history, but , boy, Shay….this family has produced and cultivated a few humdingers and lunatics all on its own, without outside interference.

    Ohhh, Shay….you have just committed a mortal sin pertaining to all famiglie italiane (the adjective ‘Italian’ is not capitalized in said language, in case you’re wondering) . One must be authentically ITALIAN to be within the circle of La Famiglia…..LOL. I believe Sonny is Hispanic?

    Seriously, Shay……if the writers find a marital alliance between Michael and Sabrina convenient, then that’s what will happen. I saw it coming, but, I do agree with you. At first, I was okay with it, but the more I think about it, the more I see huge problems down the road, (albeit I really, and truly like Teresa/Sabrina)…..especially if Sabrina turns out to be Sonny’s daughter. You’re right, I haven’t given up on that subject…or that Kiki is Nina’s.
    …..And, speaking of which……this Kiki really must go. Timmm had commented a few weeks ago that Kiki looks like an M&M peanut……well, look at her, she really does! She is pretty in a very odd way….her personality sucks…oops! Am I allowed to write that?…..Lol. However, her appearance is basically beside the point….she is not a very effective actress. She was okay on Y&R. I really liked her. I suppose it was because she was so young and one forgives much at that age, but she is now an adult. Her acting skill is the victim of ‘arrested development’…..LOL. Are we going to be bombarded with sex scenes between her and Morgan? I hope she is not kept on the stage just for that….will that be her main function? What else does she do?
    …must go, now….
    Later, Girl.

    Shay replied

    Excusez-moi for that phenomenal “la famiglia” faux pas, CeeCee!!!!! I only “capitalized” because of the use of the Corinthos name proper, but now I know far better…thank you for your friendly, gentle chastening, as well as your lovely compliments! (Oh, and by the way, you are most correct about Sonny’s ethnic composition….he is half-Cuban via his mother and one-quarter each Irish and Greek on his paternal side. I looked this up awhile back when someone here mistakenly pegged him as being of Italian extraction!) As for my views of Sappy, why yes, I do consider her quite the antagonizing arriviste….she has been my unabated bête noire since first she darkened Port Charles’ doorstep! I’ve always dismissed this mediocre miss as much ado about nothing, and as such, simply cannot understand her continued, contrived presence on the GH canvas. It would have been quite one thing to have kept her around as Carrrrr-LOS! gangsta-galpal for a brief duration, but she has way overstayed her welcome what with one failed social climbing attempt– and now yet another stab at it—utilizing wholly unsuitable and illogical mates. I am particularly aghast at her current desperate pairing with Mikey—it simply makes no sense, given his recent embrace of the “QClan.” He needs a fresh start with an upscale young lady possessing at least a modicum of respectability, class and breeding—instead of goofing off with “Gormless Grizelda.” I realize that AJ’s son also emanates from the low-brow lineage of “I, Carly,” (who was conceived in a brothel…..) but all the more reason for him to seek to inject some quality genes into the next generation of Quartermaine kids….LOL! Furthermore, while it is true that this dynasty has had its share of rogues and rapscallions in the past, not all of their misfortunes have been self-inflicted. More recently, the deaths of both Alan and AJ were true tragedies, and the beloved matriarch Lila was a gentlewoman with a sweet, noble heart. Most of the romantic and business misdeeds were courtesy of Edward and Tracy, and it is pretty indisputable that both suffered dearly for their lapses in decency and good judgment. (Ditto for Alan and Monica…theirs was a rocky road to relationship redemption, but they ended up as devoted partners before his untimely demise.) Hence, while there have been plenty of screwball chapters in this family’s checkered histoire, I should like to see them begin anew in a more genteel manner. If I had my druthers, I would usher in the next crop of Q’s from previous characters, like Celia’s chip-off-the-old-debutante daughter and maybe even black sheep Jimmy Lee’s not so-similar son, say a dashing doc or self-made mogul who’d do the ELQ brand proud???? In other words, not every Quartermaine need be a reprobate or far-flung, ragtag relative of questionable repute, as has been the tradition for far too long. At any rate, I hope that your long-held assumption that the “Sapster” could be yet another product of Sonny’s fruitful loins is a non-starter…..if anyone is the next addition to the diminutive don’s fishing village full of illegitimate offspring, it will probably be Grossalie, not that I care to see her added to the Corinthos family roles, either. Lastly, how do you solve a problem like nuKiki? I agree that the actress who plays her has a unique sort of beauty….as a brand new character, she might have worked….someone more snobbish and upper-crust, like a “Gossip Girl” type. (Then Mikey and Morgan could have fought over her….perfect!) But to accept her as the recast for KA has been a tall order, indeed. (No pun intended….) Physically they are far too different, and the total about-face in personality has been both inexplicable and inconsistent to make any kind of sense. However, it seems that we shall be stuck with her and her saucepot antics for the foreseeable future….or at least until the mystery of Ava is solved. Anyway, I must be off now….I just did an all-nighter to catch up on numerous tasks, and made it a point to respond to you. Thanks again for the kudos and correction….I always like to know when I’ve erred! Have a great day….and please don’t spew that coffee again!!!!!! Later!

    Shay replied

    She’s certainly got something, Timmm, but I’m at a loss to explain what it is!!!! It’s most defnitely not what could pass for an actual personality, flair for fashion or gift of gab….Sappy is so utterly drab, dull and ordinary that it’s mind-boggling! And yet, for whatever inexplicable reasons, the showrunners seem to cling to this non-entity as they push her into one man’s orbit after another….all unsuitable for this insipid interloper. She should have been gone when Patrick dumped her….then when the “Rubberino Bambino” bit the dust….and most certainly when she pulled that murderous stunt with Ava’s unborn child, but noooooo….still she remains, and keeps turning up like a bad penny. At any rate, you hit the nail on the head when you talked about the “Sapster” landing those wealthy, eligible types…I ask who needs online dating when you can just come to Port Charles and worm your way into these unsuspecting dupes’ (I mean, males’) lives via the babysitting method? Between that and having everyone and their uncle propping you up and declaring you as the greatest thing since sliced bread, it certainly beats actually having to scratch out a living, especially when you’ve already been fired for gross misconduct! I sure hopes Mikey wakes up and smells the coffee before it’s too late…..LOL.

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  69. Linda says:

    I hope Budig returns. She is perfect for the role of a female seductress!

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  70. adrianne says:

    She needs to be permanent! She is a great actress and it is nice having a new character. I like how she was trying to set the record straight w/ Jake (Jason) and Sam. This truth needs to finally come out and Elizabeth needs to be exposed.

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  71. Jackie says:

    I would love for Hayden to stay on GH permanently. She needs to tell Jake/Jason and Sam the truth about who he is and who’s been keeping that info from him. Sam and Jason needs to get their family back and Nicholas and Liz need to be ousted for what they’re doing. Don’t like either of them right now

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  72. Bree Wozniak says:

    Yes keep her. Where did she come from? Another plot :0

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  73. Robyn Cooper says:

    I can’t believe GH will not bring Rebecca’s Hayden Barnes back and put her on contract status. RB is way too talented to just let her go and she says she loves the show. Soaps need all the talent and fan favorites they can get these days and Rebecaa Budig is definitely a wonderful actress and Fan Favorite!! Her character needs time to develo so give her the time and a history to build on…….Come on GH recognize what you have and make this happen for Rebecca and GH/soap fans!! There are a few characters who could depart PC immediately and not be missed but Hayden is a breath of fresh air and a spark GH needs!!!
    We LOVE and want to see Rebecca Budig on GH………YES!!

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    su0000 replied

    I do not believe RC & FV wrote her out..
    She is reoccuring..
    She is not dead- she is in a coma and a key character to the Jason story..
    She will come out of the comma and return..

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    Robyn replied

    ICAM!!! She’ll be back but wake her sooner than later she is missed by a LOT of us and GH needs more strong willed female characters to go tot to toe with Carly!!:)

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    Timmm replied

    Robyn you stole one of my thoughts. The guys on soaps often get the headlines and now we have a women here who is getting all this love. Thats great! I didnt know her from AMC but heard she was a good actress. The rumors were true, she is VERY talented and I am in love with Hayden! I really think she will sign a contract and raise a lot of hell in Port Charles!

  74. Barbara Algarin says:

    Hoping that Hayden becomes a permanent fixture in Port Charles!! And PLEASE!!! Sam & Jason back together!!!!!!!

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  75. Jenn says:

    I really enjoyed Hayden and Rebecca’s portrayal of the character. Glad her character wasn’t killed off so she can come back later.

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  76. Iqar says:

    Whatever will Rebecca’s/Hayden’s fate in GH before anything will happen pat least she should just tell the truth anoit Jake/Jason and tell Sam and Patrick about it because the new Jason talks too much, yapping nonsense, that’s the reason why Hayden didn’t have the chance to say it.

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  77. Luana says:

    I definitely want Rebecca to stay permanently on GH.I love her,she brings life to the show. I think she should wake up and blow everyone out of the water with what she knows about Jake’s identity. Elizabeth needs to go on and get a life,preferably with Nicolas,they deserve each other..

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  78. Toni says:

    I love Hayden she plays loose with the rules but has a moral line she is spunky and fun love her we need a character like her

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  79. Aden says:

    If ANYONE can tell me what the point of this character was…….I’d love to hear some theories. I just can’t fathom what goes on in the production room….”Hey! Let’s create a completely pointless throwaway sketchy whore character! Because we don’t have nearly enough of those!! And let’s get Budig to play her!! Let’s have her be connected to NO oNE on the canvas, and then we will have her get shot in the head! Write it up Ron!”.

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    Rebecca1 replied

    Well…I can think of several reasons…

    We have seen once again how far Rick would go to keep Elizabeth
    We have seen how Elizabeth would dump Rick for his deceit…and then turn around and do the same thing..actually worse
    We hacpve seen how far Nicolas had gone to his Cassadine side. keeping Jason’s identity was bad enough; ordering a hit on Hayden was his all time low and perhaps point of no return…unless he’s been programmed by Helena
    We also see how eager Liz is for Hayden not to recover…thus putting her character several tiers down as well….

    None if this could have revolved around an established character…so in retrospect I think the character warranted a presence…

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    Harry replied

    Rebecca, you make some excellent points. I do think, however, we’re suffering from cast bloat.
    I think Rebecca Budig could have played Sara Weber, Lizzy’s sister and would be rival.
    I will say this for Hayden–she was a lot of fun, and at least she was honest about being a liar! (if that makes sense).

    Timmm replied

    Good recap Rebecca!

    nancy dillingham replied

    Aden, my sentiments exactly. You say it so well! Brava!

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    CeeCee replied

    I believe Aden is a guy? So, it would be ‘bravo’…..masculine ….LOL….

  80. Joan Rawson says:

    Yes Rebecca should stay she is a awesome actress

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  81. casey says:

    “puts” not “put’s”

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  82. beth says:

    I love Rebecca Buding and hope she returns as a regular on gh

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  83. Lynne says:

    So sad that they killed her off so fast! I loved her on All my children and was happy to see her once again. Sooo sad. Great actress

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Lynne..
    They did not kill her off..
    She is in a coma and will return, wait for it :)

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    Timmm replied

    Was Rebecca fired? JUST KIDDING su0000!

  84. Donna says:

    I want Haden to wake up sooner rather than later. I am getting tried of Jake/Jason almost knowing a n d then something happenss. I am ashamed of Elizabeth right now and is Nick going to become all Cassidine? He and Liz should get together, their love has always been off and on. Sam and Danny need Jason. I’m getting bored with “almost” and Michael’s attitude.

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  85. Pam says:

    This whole Jake storyline is getting to be very boring, hopefully, somebody will find out so Jason and Sam can move on.

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    su0000 replied

    I am fine with the story..
    I am luvin Jake !!
    I would rather have Jake than Jason, actually .

    Anyways, I doubt Jake will Jason..
    He has been Jake too long to go total Jason..
    Jake when revealed to be Jason will never be written as Stone Cold..
    He will become a hybrid mix of Jake and Jason..

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    CeeCee replied

    Exactly, Pam. One way or the other, please!! Whether they move on as a couple or go their separate way, Jake’s and Sam’s future should not rest in the capricious minds/hands of the writers…LOL.

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  86. Pamela Crist says:

    Rebecca Budig is such a good actress and I loved her as Greenlee on AMC. The character of Hadyn has a lot of room to expand and I would love to see her stick around.

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  87. Mary M says:

    One thing I can not understand about Liz. She hated Rick lying to her about thing and now she is holding a secret about Jake coz she wants him as her own. Isn’t that the same thing Rick did to make Liz his own. So where is what she doing any better than what Rick did to her?

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    Timmm replied

    Liz is a troublemaker!

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    CeeCee replied

    Not only that, Timmm, but Elizabeth has detatched herself from reality. She has cocooned herself in her own little world where nothing else matters but her holding on to Jake in any way possible.
    I don’t understand why she is being written so selfishly and inconsiderately…so disappointed in Liz!!!

  88. Jimmy says:

    Just like all the other comments on this thread, I totally agree that Rebecca Budig is a fantastic actress and really shined in this role. She played Hayden, who admittedly is not a very likable character, excellently. Her chemistry with Tyler Christopher was off the charts, and I loved watching spitfire Hayden bicker with the queen spitfire, Carly. RB was also one of the brightest spots of GH’s 2 live episodes, showing how natural and comfortable she is, making her a great actress.

    GH needs to bring her back ASAP and delve into her back-story. Just like RB, I would love to know where Hayden came from and what her life before Rick was like. I think it would also be a great idea to tie her to the show somehow, like maybe a long-lost Q or something. If and when they bring her back, she needs to be put on-contract!

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  89. Yvonne says:

    Excellent Actress, Who Gives Elizabeth a “run” for her money. Yes, let Rebecca STAY. Her character brought mystery, swagger and POP!

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  90. GH Obsession says:

    I LOVE Hayden! I wish she stayed awake and stuck it to Liz and nik! Hayden is great she’s bad with a twist of goodness which makes it impossible to hate her! Rebecca Budig is gold! Please bring her back SOON!

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  91. Julie merritt says:

    Anything in Soap Land is Possible.

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  92. Lucie Mondesir says:

    I love Rebecca Budig ,she’s a talented actress I would like to see her to stay on General hospital.

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    su0000 replied

    Rebeca is recurring..
    She has not been let go..
    Hayden is in a coma, not dead…
    She is a key character in the Jake story..
    Hayden will return..
    I love the Hayden character.. an awesome created character for GH, great casting..
    Rebeca fits into GH very well / perfect match..

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  93. Francene says:

    what is wrong with GH??? Rebecca is a fabulous actress and they were fortunate to have her!!!
    Change her character like they did on AMC…. And give her a chance!!
    Duke, Anna, Luke are all leaving… And so will you GH if you don’t do something!!

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  94. Valerie Boyce says:

    I am a huge fan of Rebecca Budig’s and loved her portrayal of Hayden Barnes. She was always one of my favorites as Grenlee on AMC. I hope they will bring her back soon on a permanent basis on GH. I would be very interested to see the storyline in which Hayden reveals to Jake (Billy is another of my AMC faves) and Sam the truth about who Jake really is. I definitely don’t like him with Elizabeth now that she has kept the secret about his past from him. I am anxiously awaiting Genie Francis’ return as Laura. I was a big GH fan when Luke and Laura married.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, writers could better spend their time on Genie Francis’ beloved character Laura and bring her back with strongly written scenes, true to the character we are all waiting to see back on screen in the luminous presence of Genie Francis.

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  95. Cory says:

    Love Rebecca! Please come back!! Full contract Frank!!!!

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    su0000 replied

    Hi Cory..
    Both FV and RC could want Rebeca on contract…
    However;
    It is ABC who will keep her or let her go, not RC or FV.
    They can request to keep her and to put her on contract, and that is about all they can do..
    ABC is the hire fire power..

    (that is what I was told and also read)

    I’m sure she will return and I’m excited about that!!

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  96. Anne says:

    Hayden should become a regular. She is terrific! I want her to be paired with Silas. He needs 1. To have screen time , 2. To have a leading lady.

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    Timmm replied

    Why would you do that to poor Hayden. Silas has about as much life in him as Duke has right now!

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  97. sandie says:

    Silly question,,OF COURSE she needs a full time contract!! A very loved actress from AMC ,,a soap that in my opinion should have never gone away!!! I don’t care if she stays as Hayden,,she needs to spill the beans or if she is our Greenlee!!!

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  98. Jennifer says:

    Love Rebecca bring her back give her a full time contact !!!

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  99. Nicole Brown says:

    I absolutely loved her in All My Children. I think she should wake up… Give her a chance to turn herself around. Just like Carly, Sam & many others… Bring on her spice!!

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  100. Ghlover says:

    Ron if you are reading all these comments you Know that you must bring her back ASAP. She is a keeper!! Endless possibilities!

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  101. Allen saint james says:

    I really enjoyed the character! The sexual chemistry between she and Tyler Christopher was fantastic, showing the darker side of Nikolas ‘ s sexuality which highlighted how much like his father he really is (minus the psychotic nature) Rebecca reminded me of why she was a powerhouse as Greenlee. Bring her back there is more story to tell.

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  102. nancy dillingham says:

    No, do not bring her back. She is just another of the underdeveloped, evil characters that have been trotted out by the current PTB that no one cares about nor can they empathize with or even remember. Certainly not a memorable character like the golden age of soap writers created for the viewer. Say good-bye, Hayden!

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  103. nancy dillingham says:

    It appears that Tony Geary and Maura made the case for evil characters winning Emmys, alongwith over-the-top performances by the actors.
    Now TPTB have done it with the character of Anna. Guess the think Finola Hughes will now win an Emmy (and lose her loyal fans).

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    Aria replied

    Finola already has an Emmy for playing Anna, and surely a charater who was once a spy and even accused of being a trader is gonna have a checkered pass and just cause she murdered that sleazbag Carlos it doesn’t make her evil, some good people have killed for less .

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    CeeCee replied

    I agree….Anna snapped. She did a bad thing…..now, the guilt is haunting her with images of that loco bandito. She is definitely not evil. Her departure is imminent. I hope the writers will come up with a plausible excuse….I want Finola back …like, today!!!!

  104. nancy dillingham says:

    Forgot to say that I guess TPTB (and perhaps the actor!) think by making Nikolas evil (violating the character), they can win another Emmy. And lose more viewers.

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    su0000 replied

    Nik is not violated lol
    He is a Cassidine.. being dark is in his DNA..
    I have been hoping and waiting for Nikolas to take his place at the head of the Cassidine family..
    He has Helena under his control and Helena is lovin seeing Nik strut his Cassidine self, I’d bet ..
    Finally the great Tyler Christopher as Nikolas is being brought alive and becoming an intriguing character!! Luv the Cassidine Nik..

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    CeeCee replied

    I do not quite grasp what you are saying, or trying to say, nancy d. Are you suggesting that the only reason Emmys are won is if the actor/actress assumes the role of an evil-doer, and not his/her acting ability? I hope I have misread your intent.
    Maura and Anthony deserved that Emmy because of their superlative skills….par excellance, no less….not because their respective characters were villains, but due to HOW they played their roles.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    I think the two actors won because they were way over the top in their portrayal of evil characters–and apparently the academy of voters liked that for whatever reason. Not in my eyes. You did not misread my intent; I’m saying, now that TG and Maura won, other actors appear to want to “jump on the bandwagon ” (or the writers or TPTB are wishing for another Emmy for these evil characters) thinking/hoping they can draw enough attention to copy TG’s and Maura’s performance. It’s easier to portray an evil, black character, apparently, than a nuanced one–the one TG used to play when he honed and defined the character of Luke who was a complicated mix of good and bad, with the good winning out. Thus, I, as a viewer, could identify and pull for the character’s redemption; I can’t identify in any way with the so-called “FLUKE” character nor the evil killer Ava. If other viewers (and voters) can do so, have at it.

    CeeCee replied

    And, I forgot to say, nancy, that I sooo love your poem CLEARING THE CLUTTER…I may not be a woman of a certain age, but I am able to identify with the idea. I mostly appreciate the fact that you are not necessarily talking about just the ‘clutter’ in one’s surroundings, but also ‘the clutter’ in one’s mind. Am I right, Nancy?
    …I wish I were back in Lit class…LOL.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    So glad you like my poem “Clearing the Clutter,” CeeCee. As you might imagine, the poem was a lot of fun to write. And, yes, you got that right–not just physical clutter, but, metaphorically, “mind clutter,”
    I loved my lit. classes; even in high school, when we were first issued books, I took the lit. books home to read right through them though the teacher always concentrated on grammar more than lit, it seemed to me. I did love the grammar also. Thanks again, for reading, and loving my poem–music to any writer’s ear to get positive feedback for something he/she writes.

    CeeCee replied

    @nancy dillingham
    No need to thank me. I should thank you….I love poetry and prose. I speak the truth. I know what I like…lol.
    I found the poem profoundly wistful in its simplicity……simple, evocative words that mean so much…..right up my alley, as it were.
    I have a few unpublished poems. ….not for public consumption. I wrote most of them during a very dark time in my life. Expressing my feelings on paper helped my healing….to a point.

    I understand your intent, now. You feel that villainy is ‘en vogue’, if everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. So, what happens to all that is good, as we know it? I get your intent.
    I never liked Fluke, but I admired the acting, albeit the audience was, more or less, forced to accept Fluke’s behavior as mental illness due to a traumatic childhood. As I saw it, Fluke was like a piece of torn fabric where TPTB tried to mend without success. Do I make any sense?

    Inasmuch as Maura was, indeed, the villainess, she magically found a place within my arms. I do believe she should pay for her crimes, but, the fans and TPTB want Ava back with a vengeance. What to do, what to do? Pin Connie’s murder on someone else, as I have previously mentioned.
    So, with all due respect, I must disagree with your premise that playing Svengali and Saccubus , respectively, Fluke and bad-Ava would have won regardlessly, on their own merit, whether playing a good or bad character.
    I cannot speculate on Luke because I do not know that character.
    But, I will concede that, as yourself, I do not….cannot, rather, identify with dark characters either. Again, what to do? Port Charles is a virtual snake pit….and, we still watch, yes? LOL.

  105. Joyce says:

    GREAT!! The sooner the better! Never liked her on ANYTHING!

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    su0000 replied

    Rebecca/Hayden will be back, for sure..
    She is the key player in the story..
    Rebeca is a great actress,, ya love her or hate and both are a very good thing ..
    I’m anxious for her return to blow the Jake story outta the water!

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  106. Vicki says:

    I think that the show does not need her. They have enough talented actresses on the show now who are characters that fans love (or hate depending on the camp you are in) that should have and get good storylines more than they are right now. They probably will bring her back again for a sweeps stunt. I would love to see Hayden VS Britt. 2 ladies with questionable backgrounds and ethics vying for Nik.

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  107. Jane says:

    I don’t approve of Liz doing what she is doing but she and Jake heat the it up for me.
    There’s just something sweet and tender about them. My question is where was Liz when Jake returned home on Friday???? Also Sam must be out of touch with her instincts or is she that in love with Patrick???? I mean Jake is dressing so much like Jason etc. like as Nicholas said it’s ridiculous funny.

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    su0000 replied

    Jake is wearing jeans and t-shirt..
    normal ware all men, they all wear jeans and t’s ..
    I do not see Jake when Jason reuniting with Sam..
    He has lived and now loved as Jake, can’t just turn that off, it is who he has become..
    He will be mixture of Jake and Jason but never Stone Cold..

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  108. Ghlover says:

    I think she is just off for a few weeks the time to build the reveal of Jason. She will wake up and reveal all. Hopefully Liz will then leave! Hayden will want revenge for the hit…hummm imagine Hayden and Helena going at it… Of course she will forgive Nicholas, the sex was too good

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  109. amylicious says:

    I Luv Hayden she brings life to gh hope she comes back she is such a natural

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  110. Sandra Virk says:

    I liked her as Greenley but don’t like this role for her. If they brought her back after her brain injury as a nice girl I’d like her there.

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  111. Sandra Virk says:

    Oh hey by the way writers!!!! Maybe quit dragging on this Jason thing to the point I actually considered NOT WATCHING ANYMORE. They’re IS a point of too far. This Hayden thing about bored me off the show. Give this one up already please.

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  112. Danielle says:

    If you ask me, they are getting rid of the wrong Rebecca.

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  113. Christina says:

    Please bring Rebecca Butig back. She is a great actress. Have her and Elizabeth go at it for a while and have her run Elizabeth out of town, sick of her and her self righteous attitude. Should have left her with rick, thats where she belongs. Reveal Jason already. This story line has been dragging long enough just like the fluke one did….This used to be my favorite soap but I have been watching Young and the restless more and more……

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  114. Lori says:

    I say yes!!! It would be great to see Hayden back in GH. She can spice it up with a lot of the unknown. (-:

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  115. Lori says:

    It would be great if they remove Rick he dose nothing for GH. It would be great if they can bring in Thorsten Kaye he is a great actor and would fit in perfect.

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  116. Deborah says:

    I would love for Hayden to come back & finally put an end to Elizabeth & Nicholas lies. I hate what Elizabeth is doing to Jason & Sam and I want Sam to just find out and knock her out. How would she like it if someone kept her kids from their father? Eluzabeth has gotten on my last nerve and the fact that she always seems to be so meedy & have to have a man, someone else’s man, she’s putiful and I’m ready for this whole storyline to end & for Sam & Jason to finally be back together.

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  117. Yvette says:

    I would love to see Rebecca Budig return as Hayden I’m sick of Elizabeth she is such Ho
    You would think she could get her life together for the sake of her kids and stop chasing
    Everyone’s man. And boo Nicholas I’m disappointed In him.

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  118. Pat says:

    I would like Rebecca Budig to return to General Hospital. She is an excellent actress. I’ve followed her acting career since Guilding Light and All My Children.

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  119. kay Elliott says:

    I would love to see Rebecca stay on GH. Loved her on OLTL. Hope she stays.

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  120. nelda says:

    Wrong Elizabeth. Get rid of Elizabeth who is a liar

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