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42 March 28th, 2016 Sean Blakemore Makes A Return To General Hospital!

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Last week, Sean Blakemore learned the news that he was nominated again this year for his role of Shawn Butler.

This is the second time Blakemore has been in the running in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category for his work on General Hospital.

Now Soap Opera Digest reports that Blakemore will be on the General Hospital canvas for a one-day appearance during the first week of April!

What will bring the imprisoned Shawn back into some key scenes?  The hit that he took the blame for that sent him to prison? Will Hayden (Rebecca Budig), Nikolas (Tyler Christopher), Curtis (Donnell Turner), or someone else visit him?  Will Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) or TJ (Tequan Richmond) need to see him?

Share your thoughts on what will go down when Shawn reappears in the comment section below! And let us know if were you glad Sean that scored a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work?

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  1. Frank says:

    I like him and glad he was nominated, hope he wins and glad he will be back, although like to see him regular but not working for Sonny.

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    Jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    same here

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  2. Timmm says:

    Great news. I like Shawn. I hope this means he breaks out of prison and kills that creep Curtis!

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    Jenn replied

    Why kill Curtis? Except for the fact that he has known Shawn did not try and kill Hayden! Curtis is not the reason Shawn is “in prison”

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    rebecca1 replied

    I like Curtis, Jenn. There’s obviously more to his story…and of course you’re right. No reason for Sean to kill him…I doubt Jordan would have the push-pull rapport with him if there was.

    CeeCee replied

    Or pick up with either Jordan or Alexis? One never knows with these recycled love affairs, or Alexis’s fidelity.
    I must say I like Sean, as well. Love him on CSI CYBER.

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    Timmm replied

    Ewww! Can you imagine if Alexis and Shawn got back together and Molly and TJ are humping like bunnies, what would it be like for the four of them to sit down at dinner time! Then throw Kristina and Parker in there and have Sam kick up her black boots and share a story or two!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    LOL. Timmmy. Well? Would that be such a drastic occurrence, considering of whom we are speaking?
    I think they’d feel right at home with said arrangement.

    KansasGuest replied

    Me, too! I thought I was the only who noticed Sean’s turn as Patricia Arquette’s boss on CSI: CYBER. Frankly, I prefer him in that role to his GH one because he has a very authoritative air about him that doesn’t jive with sacrificing his life for a mob boss.

    Shay replied

    Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! If Julian gets thrown in the slammer for putting the hit out on Duke, then in his absence Alexis will need a substitute to scratch her predictably insatiable itches……perhaps Mr. Butler’s famous “meatloaf special” will do the trick for her….you know, stolen sexual interludes above Kelly’s Diner, with Sean’s signature sandwich on the side!

    Shay replied

    Or in other words, the “Sean Combo Platter!”

  3. nancy dillingham says:

    Why?

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  4. maggie bruno says:

    love shawn! wish it was for more than 1 day. best of luck to him on his nomination, would be great if he won.

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  5. rebecca1 says:

    Glad to see him back, disappointed it’s not on a more regular basis.

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  6. penny says:

    Congrats SB. Stick around for a while, pleeeeeze!

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  7. Tracy Moore says:

    Yay!! he was a great actor and added to the show.

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  8. Phil says:

    Wish he would stay…I like him with Jordan!

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  9. Patrick says:

    I enjoyed seeing Shawn and TJ working at Kelly Diner

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

    I dig Sean Blakemore and liked his character until tptb made him a Soldato (soldier) for Sonny’s faux crime familia (there are only soldiers, no Underboss, no Consigliere (Diane ?) no Capos and Sonny isnt even an Italian) as a temp replacement for Jason. Now that Jason is back on the canvas perhaps the tptb could write Shawn to walk a more evolved path away from Sonny and becoming a success doing good work.
    I am definitely not a person who cares about being politically correct- I just wish a story could be written for Shawn, Jordan, and T.J. to finally establish a core black family in Port Chuckles.
    In all 53 years of tuning in, (I would watch with my Mom when I was a tyke) I’ve yet to see a black family or any stand alone family of color become established on the show, or families of who are of different religious faiths.
    I really like Sean Blakemore, Vinessa Antoine, Anthony Montgomery and Tequan Richmond as actprs. Thoug I don’t know if Sean B left G.H.of his own accord, I believe Tequan is involved with another project and is probably on recurring status until his obligation runs out – As long as Jordon is a viable character on the show, I assume the character of T.J. will eventually be recast especially if Tequan’s new project is a success and he moves to green pastures.
    Whatever the future holds, I will be glad but a bit sad to see Sean Blakemore back on G.H. if it’s just for one day.

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    Patrick replied

    Thank You… and I believe the operative word is “token”

    black family or character

    it cuts me to the core… GH DOES feature Latino… and has the “fuller” cast of color

    DAYS is full now with the Hernandez family

    you know.. forget it.. I will laud and feature how DIVERSITY needs serial.. and that includes… Lesbian GAY Bisexual and Transgender…

    it’s ALL relative

    all being a part of
    all relating life experience
    all fully aware of outside our realm
    all welcoming the tread and welcome mat

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    Dave M replied

    The only place for tokens should be the adult video stores.

    CeeCee replied

    Thank you for that, Vet. Sonny is definitely not Italian….thus, TPTB should not take any liberties with Sonny’s faux crime family ( falsa famiglia criminale )…. You are correct….no consiglieri, no capi , or sottocapi; only soldati. (All in the plural form).
    I agree with your indulgence of having a core black family. I am all for that. Sean is an exceptionally classy guy, and his talent should not be wasted as Sonny’s foot-rest.
    A noteworthy post you have there, Vet.

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  11. Jenny Brooks says:

    It’s silly that he’s still in prison for a crime he did not commit. I heard he got a new acting gig, so congrats to him. Wish he could come back to provide evidence to send Nikolas to prison for the attempted murder of Hayden Barnes. Or whatever the heck her name is now! Lol!

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  12. Robert says:

    No offense, but how was he nominated? Fine actor, just no quality work to justify a nomination.

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    nancy dillingham replied

    Agree!

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    CeeCee replied

    Yup. Go figure!

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    Dave M replied

    A way of righting racial wrongs of which I am most certainly against but I like talent awards to based on performances and this actor I feel got a raw deal in his character on GH and do not see why they don’t right this as he is not unredeemable whatsoever.

    CeeCee replied

    @Dave M.
    I agree. Sean should come back, and, at least, give closure to his story, if he ‘visit’ is cut short. I think he is one of the best on soaps, and Tv, in general.
    However, I must go along with Robert about Sean’s nomination.
    As great as he is as an actor, I do not feel his work was so spectacular to deserve an award.
    It certainly wasn’t his fault….he was not given a long enough time to showcase his best. Just my opinion.

  13. Peggy says:

    One day is not enough. Fingers crossed for Emmy win and bring him back to GH. I would also love to see Sean on DWTS and why aren’t GH actors getting their turn in the ballroom? Ginger Zee from GMA is quite talented – she is a definite contender for the mirror ball, but please ABC, give some GH cast some DWTS slots.

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  14. Liam says:

    Do not care (sorry fans). He was OK, but in the greater scheme of all great GH things, he’s a blip on my radar. I’d much rather see more Mac or Robert. I guess I’m just over every character being somehow tied to Sonny and Co. Why couldn’t Sean have been cast as a relative to Brian and Claudia Phillips or be the real Tom Hardy Jr.??

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    Liam replied

    Better yet, why can’t they make Jordan one of Brian and Claudia’s twin girls? Certainly it would be nice for Laura and Scotty to interact with her differently as they were friends of Brian and Claudia back in the day.

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    Peggy replied

    wow great memory, Liam,- (except when it comes to Quinn on B&B) I could not remember the names and it was Brian and Claudia. Ok now was Angie Hubbard on GH or just on Port Charles? I miss Debbi Morgan and feel she is superlative and under-rated and would so love her on GH as Dr. Angie Hubbard or a new character.

    nancy dillingham replied

    Yes, more Mac and Robert! And, of course, Genie Francis!

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  15. Currie says:

    He is one awesome actor that should definitely win the award and he should come back to GH permantly

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  16. Brenda says:

    I like him he should come back permanently , I also liked him and Sonny together , but he needs a new girlfriend not Jordan …

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    CeeCee replied

    Alexis, then, Brenda? LOL.
    Julian’s span is almost up, according to Sonny and Anna. So, Alexis needs a consolation prize; and, it’s familiar territory.

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  17. Brett says:

    I doubt he’d come back full time with his prime time gigs and we don’t another damn recurring character we see once a month.

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    CeeCee replied

    I think you’re right, Brett.
    Perhaps he will be a witness against Julian, once Carlos is captured?

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  18. rebecca1 says:

    Interesting you brought up religion too in addition to race because I’ve been aware there has barely been any Jewish characters on soaps. There was Nora on OLTL…cant think of another. To top it off GH is a hospital! Not one Jewish doctor? Lol…Matt Cohen is Jewish…if Griffin’s mother is not Anna…and not some character from the past…then she could have been Jewish…perhaps his step father if he had one. But nope…only place in America with no Jewish doctors. Or any Jewish person in any profession it would seem…

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    Vet from the Get (abc soaps) replied

    OLTL’s first Jewish character was David Segal,who appeared on the show from t’s inception in 1968., and the soap was amongst the first that had an interfaith marriage (Dave Segal married Eileen Riley, an Irish Catholic.)Nora Hannen Gannon, who was added to the canvas much later on, was married to Hank (a divorced interracial interracial couple) and Mother of Rachel. She was the show’s token Jew who was very assimilated – We were reminded she was Jewish visa vis a couple of Jewish Holidays she seemd to be observant of, but which were really for lack of a better word, homogenized.
    OLTL also had important black characterson the show from it’s first air date. Al Freeman Jr. who portrayed Detective Ed Hall for 15 years solid, (appeared here and there later on) was the first black actor to direct a soap.(OLTL)

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    rebecca1 replied

    Thanks Vet from the Get. I do remember Hank but I think they were divorced when I started watching. He was a great character; was disappointed when he left the show. And if I recall Nora also had something with his less-than-lawful brother who was a great character too. But yeah, “token” would be the spot on description for Nora regarding her Judaism.

    rebecca1 replied

    Vet…Al Freeman Jr. as Ed Hall was so likeable. I was sad to read that Mr. Freeman passed away a few years ago…

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