GENERAL HOSPITAL star Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) and his wife, Brienne, have a second child on the way! "Thank you all for the great baby wishes!" the actor tweeted. "Coming in May." The couple are already parents to son Greysun James, who celebrates his 5th birthday tomorrow, October 3. Congratulations!
Ever since Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati took over as GENERAL HOSPITAL's executive producer and headwriter, there have been a slew of classic characters returning to the soap. We've seen folks like Lucy and Kevin return to Port Charles, as well as those believed to be dead like Jason, Helena and Stavros. But while there have been lots of returning favorites, there are still plenty that fans are still desperate to have back on the canvas.
So who would make your personal wish list? Do you insist on having the original actor back in the role, or do you have a suggestion for a recast? Sound off in the comments!
Get ready Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, GENERAL HOSPITAL) fans She's got something cookin' that should tickle your funny bones! "We are bringing the funny into daytime TV," she announced to her followers on Twitter. "My new abc.com digital series is called GENERAL HOSPITAL NOW. It's SNL-ish mixed with SOAP. Coming soon in digital near you."
If you've ever attended one of Grahn's fan gatherings, you'll know one of her co-writers, funny man Kaore Bonell, who frequently entertains the crowds. And there are others involved, too. "Hate to name drop but my new ABC sponsored show includes [CHELSEA LATELY's] Sarah Colonna and CONAN O'BRIEN's Jimmy Pardo," Grahn revealed.
As far as other surprises, Grahn tweeted a photo of herself with apparent guest Justin Chambers from GREY'S ANATOMY and noted that her show had wrapped shooting and was in post-production!
Grahn's daughter, Kate, threw in her two cents to promote the project. "[Please] watch my Mom's new show on abc.com in October," she tweeted. "Maybe then she'll sign my lunch program card so I can eat." Yep, she's got Mom's sense of humor!
We'll let you know exactly where and when you can catch Grahn's new Web series as soon as the information is announced!
GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tracy already has her hands full with Fluke, but as we broke last night on Twitter, ABC has confirmed that Hugo Napier is going to be returning to Port Charles as her ex-husband (and Ned's pop), Lord Larry Ashton!
Back in the day, the cad proved he was no prince (heck, he wasn't even really a lord!), and his and Tracy's relationship was anything but a fairytale. At this time, there's no information on when Napier will first air, or how long his stint will be, but we'll let you know as soon as we find out!
How will the fake royal's return impact Ned and Tracy's lives this time? What do you think brings him back to town?
Thirty-seven hundred miles away and Luke Spencer was still the talk of the town... but not in a good way!
Relieved that Lulu was safely home, Tracy threw her arms around her and then almost immediately asked if she had seen Luke. Lulu saw right through Tracy's claim that she and Luke were "better than okay." If that was true, why didn't she know where he was? The more Tracy said, the less Lulu believed. Finally, Tracy admitted the truth -- she hadn't seen Luke since their honeymoon. "It's as if he's become a complete stranger," she mourned.
Dante stepped in, saying he might know what's going on with Luke. "Anna thinks Luke could be the head of the Jerome crime family," he revealed. Tracy was stunned. Then, she was hit with a memory. The night of Nikolas and Britt's engagement party, she saw Julian and Luke together in the Wyndemere stables.
Meanwhile, Patrick and Sam told Alexis they were following a lead about the person who might have put Rafe up to running Patrick's car off the road. They told her their theory about Luke and how Spencer's story fit in. Like Tracy, Alexis remembered something the night of the Wyndemere party. Julian had gotten a text from someone who wanted to meet him right there and then. An hour later, she ran into Tracy looking for Luke, who, like Julian, was nowhere to be found.
Julian was worried sick about Ava, unaware that was hiding out with Morgan at the brownstone. Morgan couldn't wrap his head around the idea that Sonny would kidnap her, drag her off somewhere to have the baby and then kill her. "He can and he will," she shuddered. Although she was determined to get out of town as quickly as possible, she had no plan. Morgan, however, did. "Stay with me! I don't want you to go, Ava!"
Before answering the knock at his door, Julian grabbed a gun. It was a big bruiser of a guy named Kobe, who was sent by Fluke to find Ava. Kobe tried to intimidate Julian into revealing Ava's whereabouts, but Julian really didn't know. He ordered Julian to sweep up after his sister and not only get the goods on Sonny, but also kill Michael! Kobe flashed his brass knuckles like he was going to punch Julian's lights out. Julian, however, was the smarter of the two and got the upper hand!
Jordan marched right past Kobe and into Julian's apartment like she owned the place. Kobe recognized her as the woman who killed Mickey Diamond and, after a rather unpleased exchange of words, he left. Once alone, Julian asked Jordan about Ava. She filled him in on what happened the night before, and he filled her in on what happened with Kobe. "He was here for my sister," Julian began. "Ava was supposed to take out Michael Corinthos and she refused. Now I think he might be on his way there to do it himself."
Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Kiki learns that someone wants her mother dead, Michael's life is in danger, and Olivia has a close encounter with Ned! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
We saw Obrecht shoot Victor dead at nearly point-blank range. We saw him fall to the floor, only to later regain consciousness long enough to discuss their relationship and -- lest we forget -- detonate the explosives that destroyed Crichton-Clark. What we didn't see was a body, and you know what that means!
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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sonny and Jason are reuniting, and you can be there... without leaving your home! On Sunday, October 5, Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Steve Burton (ex-Jason, now Dylan, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS) will be participating in a live on-line Webinar to relive their days as GH's biggest bromance. They will also take questions from the fans participating in the live on-line streaming event, so make sure you think of good ones!
This special reunion event will be held on Sunday, October 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. PDT and reservations are $25 a seat (a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the actors' favorite charities, ourbravest.org and IBPF.org). For more information and to reserve your own seat, click here to visit the WebinarsOnAir Web site.
Can you believe Ava Jerome has only been in Port Charles 16 months? That's a mind-blowing fact, considering all the damage she's done to so many. Now, with Sonny's armed henchmen heading in her direction and Sabrina cursing the blonde baddie's unborn baby, it looks as if karma is sneaking up on her fast!
Ava was already on edge when her guard warned her that they caught someone trying to sneak in. Thinking that Sonny was testing their security, she insisted on seeing the intruder. When they ushered in Morgan, a cautious smile crossed her face. Although his tone was nonconfrontive, the conversation quickly got serious. In the end, she assured him that she and Sonny never had "those feelings" and never would. But why all the questions? Was he wondering if there was still a chance for them?
Morgan gently told her that there was no going back. "But," he added quietly, "there may be a way to go forward for me and the baby." He didn't want to get in Dad mode if he wasn't the father so he asked her to consider a paternity test. The fact was, she would not consider it. It was an evasive procedure that she didn't want to risk taking. For what it was worth, she wanted it be his and she wanted him to be a part of its life. "I hope that my mistake won't make you stop loving this baby the way it made you stop loving me," she said tearing up.
Meanwhile, Sabrina was lighting candles, praying to her dead infant son and remembering switching Ava's meds for those that would cause premature labor. "I don't want to sacrifice [Ava's] baby," she said, kneeling in the hospital chapel. "I don't want it to feel pain or never know a mother's love. I know that it's innocent. But so was Gabriel. I'm sorry, my son, but I had to do this. You deserve retribution. And so does Ava."
Franco was basking in the afterglow of a great morning with Carly that left him feeling loved and appreciated. He went on and on, telling Nina that he was never, ever going to doubt Carly again. Armed with knowledge that would have him thinking quite the contrary, Nina was bursting at the seams until she finally jumped out of her wheelchair. "I have something to tell you, and you're not going to like it," she squirmed.
Nina danced around the truth until she couldn't not tell him. "The thing that Rosalie overheard was Kiki tell Morgan that the last thing they needed was for you to find out..." she hedged, "that... Carly and Sonny slept together." Vowing to never be a victim of his paranoia again, Franco insisted that Rosalie misunderstood Kiki. Nina pointed out there was only one way to find out -- ask Kiki for himself!
Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Franco forces the truth out of Kiki, Lucy forces Scotty to make a choice, and Robin and Jason head to Port Charles! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!
This week saw not one but two GENERAL HOSPITAL pairs lock lips for the first time. Nathan and Maxie celebrated having done away with Levi and his pop by kissing, while fortune cookies declaring "Now is the time to try something new" led Patrick and Sam to make out on her couch! So... which smooch left you weaker in the knees? Sound off below!