Holy Moly! That was quite the entrance on Friday’s episode of General Hospital by Rebecca Budig!
The former Greenlee Smythe of All My Children has returned to the daytime soap fold in her new role as Hayden Barns. But as things were left on cliffhanger Friday, Budig’s appearance put a wrench into Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and “Jake’s” (Billy Miller) plan to move their relationship to the next level! Nothing like doorbell interruptus, right?
“Jake” AKA Jason and Elizabeth decide they want each other, and as they are about to go upstairs to seal the deal, the doorbell rings at the Webber house and lo and behold who is standing there, Rebecca Budig. When Elizabeth questioned who she is, Budig’s character replies she is looking for a man calling himself “Jake Doe” and that she is his wife. Oh, yeah? Doubtful!
Enter Budig whose new role as Hayden Barns was revealed in an interview with Michael Logan at TV Insider where the chat was quick to point out that “Jake” is Jason and there is no way he had a relationship with Hayden. Budig replied, “Oh, right. Well, you will find out about Hayden’s motive very soon. (Laughs) I just don’t want the fans to hate me! Soap fans get very passionate.”
Many are betting that none other than Liz’s jilted ex Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) may be behind this sudden emergence of this woman throwing a huge wrench into Jake and Liz’s life whose timing was letter perfect.
Were you shocked at Budig’s entrance and who she will be playing? Do you think Ric is behind her showing up in Port Charles … or someone else is? Comment below!
And, make sure to check out the new ABC promo featuring Budig to the tune of Hall & Oates’ classic “Maneater” in TV Insider, and get ready for more Budig on GH in the weeks ahead, and below check out the final scene from Friday’s episode, and the sneak peek pick-up of it to air on Monday!