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GH Recap: Luke Faces Off With Fluke!

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Anna's former protégée and current agent at the justice department, Kyle Sloane, was gung ho about prosecuting her for Faison's murder, and Obrecht was eager to help. There was, however, a crimp in their plan. "Faison is alive and I can prove it," the commish said. Although O wanted desperately to believe it, she couldn't and wouldn't get her hopes up, only for them to be dashed.

Anna told them the whole story, how she and Robert confronted Faison the night of Nikolas' engagement party. Aching to put an end to Faison's reign of terror, Anna was prepared to kill him. "I wanted to put my hands around his throat and squeeze," she said, adding, "I was this close... but I didn't do it." Anna would prove that she was telling the truth by taking Sloane and Obrecht to the place where she and Robert had held Faison captive all this time -- in a cell on Spoon Island that could be accessed through the Wyndemere stables. When they got there, Anna lifted a mat off the floor and revealed a trap door. When they opened the entrance to the underground dungeon, it was empty!

While Lulu distracted Larry at the Quartermaine mansion, Patrick and Sam posed as husband and wife to get into Larry's safe deposit box at the bank. With a lock pick and a duplicate key, she opened the box, only to find another locked box inside! Their investigation was cut short when Larry showed up to get into the same container. When he opened the inner box, he smiled, as if his mission had been accomplished. After he left, Patrick and Sam went back in to finish their task. She opened the inner box and couldn't believe her eyes. Inside was a photo of, you guessed it, Cesar Faison!

Alexis' arrival to see Julian in a PCPD cell put a smile on his face. She, however, was as cold as ice. Her only reason for being there was because Lucas made a good case to do so. Julian confessed his undying love and said, "I'm ready to name names." He went on to say that he worked for Luke, but also that Luke was not really Luke!

In a padded room at Miscavige, a straightjacket Luke laid dozing on a cot. An orderly came in and popped a pill in his mouth. After the orderly left, Luke spit it out and sat up. He flashed back to his encounter with Fluke calling him helpless. Completely lucid, Luke said out loud to himself, "Not anymore." This was the day he was determined to break out of this joint and find the snake that put him there! Thinking of Fluke's assertion that he bedded Tracy, Luke went crazy, tugging and pulling at the jacket. Then, like King Kong breaking free from the chains that bound him, with one last guttural scream, the jacket flew off! Using the buckle from the jacket as a lock pick, Luke opened the door, only to find an angry Fluke staring back at him!

On Monday's GH, Anna is puzzled by Faison's disappearance, Jordan is confronted by a familiar face, and Julian has even more shocking news for Alexis! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Sexypants Is One Of People's Sexiest!

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People Magazine has named actor Chris Hemsworth Sexiest Man Alive for 2014, but quite a few familiar daytime faces made their other hot lists!

Over on the "Sexy At Every Age" list, GENERAL HOSPITAL's Ryan Paevey (Nathan) joined lots of other hunks including Mario Lopez (ex-Christian, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL). Over on the "Hottest Guys From Around The World" list, they included ALL MY CHILDREN alum Mark Consuelos (Mateo) under Spain and Nathan Fillion (Joey, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) under Canada.

And on the "Men of the Year" list, you'll find AS THE WORLD TURNS' Billy Magnussen (Casey), AMC's Michael B. Jordan (Reggie), OLTL's Teddy Sears (Chad) and GUIDING LIGHT's Matt Bomer (Ben).

It's no surprise that daytime has the sexiest men out there! Who do you think should've made the list? Sound off in the comments!

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GH Star Expecting!

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Congratulations to Lisa LoCicero (Olivia, GENERAL HOSPITAL), who has something extra-special to be thankful for this holiday season! The actress and husband Michael Patrick Jann are expecting their second child! The couple already have a son, Lukas, who is 13.

The actress announced her exciting news as part of the cast's Happy Thanksgiving video posted today at ABC.com. Best wishes to the happy family!

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Franco's Mom Returns!

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James Franco is no longer playing Franco on GENERAL HOSPITAL, but his mother, Betsy Franco, is still going to be playing the character's mom! The soap has confirmed that the actress will be returning as Betsy Franco/Karen Anderson, although at this time we don't have a first airdate or any idea how long her stint will be. How do you think Betsy will react to Franco's latest crimes?

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Making A BOLD Move?

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Is Kelly Thiebaud jumping ship as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Britt to tackle the role of Steffy on THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL?

While ABC does not comment on actor contracts, sources tell Soaps In Depth that Thiebaud had opted not to sign a new deal with GH, and has been on recurring status with the soap until her character could ultimately be written out. Rumor has it that B&B swooped in and made the actress an offer she couldn't refuse!

Alas, the rumor is exactly that, and nothing more. A spokesperson for the CBS soap tells In Depth that there is no truth to it, and that Thiebaud will not be joining the cast of B&B as Steffy Forrester.

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Sonny Faces The Music!

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Miss Friday's GENERAL HOSPITAL? We'll catch you up. Read on...

Carly and Sonny always made the best of their alone time together. It usually included some kind of heart-to-heart conversation, which would, invariably, lead to their bodies doing the talking! This time around, only half of that was possible, as two sets of jail cell bars separated them. "I lost him, Carly. I lost our son," he mourned. "He has every right to hate me."

Sonny listened attentively as Carly recounted the look on Michael's face when he saw and heard Sonny's taped confession of killing A.J. And then there was that hideous necklace with the hidden camera that Franco gave her as an engagement present. If only she trusted her sense of fashion and hadn't worn it every second of every day, Franco wouldn't have had the documented evidence used to destroy their family.

"It's not really Franco's fault. It's all my fault," Sonny lamented. He knew that pushing Franco was like poking a stick at a caged lion, but he did it anyway. "I was just too headstrong, too arrogant and too afraid to lose what we had," he said of his and Carly's relationship. It was now over between the two of them, not because he wanted it that way, but rather because the devastation was too great. "I love you, Sonny," she said softly. "I love you, too," he answered, "but sometimes love just isn't enough."

Despite knowing everything Franco had already done and was capable of doing, Carly defended him until the moment he showed the video at their wedding. For that, she apologized to Sonny, and he accepted. Now they had to worry about Duke and if he'd give Scotty Baldwin the ammo needed to seal Sonny's fate. At the PCPD, Duke conferred with Alexis, his attorney in the matter, courtesy of Lucy Coe. Alexis told him that the way to get the charges against him dropped was simple -- testify against Sonny. Duke adamantly refused.

While Duke was refusing to roll over Sonny, Michael was just about to roll over Rosalie... again... and in a much more pleasant way! Kiki, however, let herself into Michael's apartment and walked in on them about to the do the nasty. Rather than march out horrified, she stuck around.

"We'd like to get back to what we were doing, so if you don't mind," Michael said, shooing away his girlfriend and snuggling up to his bed buddy. Awkward! Rosalie gathered her clothes and made a hasty retreat. Michael was in no way about to forgive Kiki for keeping it from him that Sonny killed A.J. "I don't love you. Not anymore," he said coldly.

While Jake was finding something oddly familiar about photos of Alan, Edward and Lila on a wall of honor at GH, Nikolas and Britt were visited by Agent Sloane, an investigator with the justice department looking into corruption at the WSB. One file they found while Victor was in command was on Faison. As it turned out, Obrecht was right. Faison was not at Steinmauer. In fact, the file suggested that Robert and Anna murdered him! The only way to prove that case required Britt's assistance!

Monday on GH, Michael has a request of Sonny, a look at a photo of Jason brings up new questions for Jake, and Patrick learns his future at the hospital! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Johnny's Back! Is Britt Out?

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As first reported by Daytime Confidential, Brandon Barash will be returning to GENERAL HOSPITAL as Johnny! A rep for the soap has confirmed his appearance, but with no details. But it would seem to be a short arc, so it's more likely someone will be visiting Johnny in Pentonville instead of the mobster being released from prison!

We're also hearing that Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix), John J. York (Mac) and Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) are being dropped to recurring status with the show. This isn't terribly surprising, as GH does have a lot of contract players — more than it can find time for on-screen. However, there is additional buzz that says that Thiebaud is actually on her way out of Port Charles permanently. We'll keep you up to date on any new information as we get it! Stay tuned!

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Congratulations, Dominic!

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Great news for Dominic Zamprogna (Dante, GENERAL HOSPITAL) and his wife, Linda! It looks like they'll be welcoming their third child into the world right around May 14th of next year! The actor says "it feels great" to find out he's going to be a father again, admitting with a smile, "It was a bit of a surprise!"

The family will be welcoming another daughter into the fold, which means that Zamprogna will be the only guy in a house filled with women! But he reports that daughters Eliana and Anbilliene are both "very excited" at the prospect of having another sister!

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Anthony Geary Is Back On Set!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL welcomed back star Anthony Geary (Luke) in style as you can see from the video that the soap's executive producer Frank Valentini posted online. Following his six-month absence as he recuperated from two back surgeries, Geary's return to the set was marked by thunderous applause from the cast and crew of GH wearing "Tony's Back!" T-shirts.

And now that the Emmy winner is back in Port Charles, the Fluke/Luke mystery can finally be solved. How do you think it will wrap up? Sound off in the comments!

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AMC's Jill Larson Gets Taken!

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If you're a soap fan who's also fond of horror films, then Jill Larson (Opal, ALL MY CHILDREN) has got the movie for you! The actress stars in The Taking Of Deborah Logan, a thriller in which she plays the title role, a woman who's diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. Alas, poor Deborah's situation gets even more complicated after she starts to experience strange things that aren't consistent with the debilitating illness!

"I'd never even seen a horror film before," Larson tells Soaps In Depth. Initially, the fan favorite actress was hesitant about taking on a character who has Alzheimer's because her late mother suffered from the illness. "I'm very glad that I ended up doing it. It was a great experience and the people I worked with are fantastic in it."

As you can see from the DVD art, Larson undergoes quite the transformation in this film! "There were four stages of makeup," she says. "They had prosthetics attached to my face. My skin was badly beaten up by the end! I spent many hours in the makeup chair."

The film is both a horror flick and an examination about the devastation of Alzheimer's. "The filmmaker made this film because his grandmother had Alzheimer's and he loved her dearly," Larson says. "There's a lot of love invested in this character and I brought my own experiences to my portrayal."

The Taking Of Deborah Logan, which also stars Anne Ramsay (A League Of Their Own), is available on DVD and VOD (Video On Demand) starting Tuesday, November 4. It's also available for streaming on Netflix. To order on Amazon.com, click here, and to watch a trailer, click here!

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And The Wedding From Hell Begins!

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Did you miss Friday's GENERAL HOSPITAL? No problem. Here's a blow by blow of all the excitement!

Franco promised Carly a wedding day she'd never forget, and that's what he served up! She was already p.o.'d at her groom by the time he showed up, and it wasn't because he was a tad tardy. No. Spencer's arm was twisted until he blabbed that Franco tried to access Carly's E-mail to get the goods on Sonny. When the smiley-faced schemer finally arrived, his greeting of "Show time!" was not received with applause. Carly pulled him aside and confronted him.

Franco admitted that, yes, he was looking for the recording of Sonny confessing that he killed A.J., but it wasn't for himself; it was for Ava. That was the truth, actually. Just not the whole truth. He professed that his suspicion of her relationship with Sonny was a thing of the past. "You never did anything to make me not trust you, right?" he asked. "No," she whispered. Good thing she was wearing a dress because liar, liar, her pants would have been on fire!

Finally, the ceremony began. Carly reemerged looking absolutely gorgeous in a white gown. Yes, white. No comment. Flower girl Josslyn walked down the aisle and threw the rose pedals like she was throwing out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Lucas extended his arm to Carly and escorted her to her husband-to-be.

Eyes wandered to the others guests when Lucy, who was officiating the ceremony, gave her "speak now or forever hold your peace" speech. Joss spoke up but Lucy immediately cut her off. After Felix read a Shakespearean passage, then came the "I do's." Carly's mind wandered off to Sonny before saying those two tiny words. Franco, however, responded with an icy, "Hell no. Why would I marry a lying, cheating whore?" Ouch.

Across town, Morgan's persistence made Sonny final blurt that the reason he wanted Ava dead was because she killed Connie. Morgan, of course, didn't want to believe it but he had to when Sonny played him the recording. Morgan not only understood his father's reasoning, he felt guilty that Sonny had to deal with that reality alone. Sonny said he had to do everything he could to protect the baby, but he didn't know where to find Ava. Morgan, putting on his most adorable puppy face, said that she was at the brownstone.

Ava was at the brownstone all right, but so was Nina, who greeted her with a Franco-esque, "Buckle up, bitch! It's show time!" Nina was there to settle the score in a most disturbing way! Ava tried to make it to her cell phone to call for help, but Nina grabbed a syringe and shoved it hard into Ava's back. It was filled with a muscle relaxant that would render her completely paralyzed!

Ava quickly grew limp and immobile. Nina put her hands on Ava's bump and smiled, "This baby is mine." She then took out another syringe, one containing the labor accelerant, and said, "We are about to bring a new life into the world."

And there was more! Obrecht handed Jake his bill and his discharge papers. Plus, Anna walked Dante through her theory that Sonny killed A.J.!

On Monday, Anna interrogates Duke, Nina takes her plan further, and the wedding from hell continues! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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The 2015 Daytime Emmys Are In April!

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Mark your calendars: The ceremony for the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards has been scheduled for Sunday, April 26! The deadline for performer pre-nomination clips to be submitted will be Friday, November 28, and the final nominations will be announced on Tuesday, March 26.

There have been some new categories added, one of which is Guest Performer in a Drama Series, which should include high-profile-but-short-term actors like GENERAL HOSPITAL's Donna Mills (Madeline) and THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Ray Wise (Ian).

At this time there have been no details released regarding how the 2015 Daytime Emmy Awards will be broadcast, but it will likely be via the Internet as they were this year. (Although hopefully with a better pre-show!)

So who do you think should start putting together Emmy reels for a nomination? Sound off in the comments!

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Franco's Staying Put!

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Although Roger Howarth recently booked a part on The CW's new hit THE FLASH, it looks like his GENERAL HOSPITAL alter ego, Franco, won't be going anywhere! The soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini, says that everyone at the show was "thrilled for Roger and this opportunity." As for how the actor would juggle both, the exec explains that "the timing for this role worked out so that he can shoot during our current GH hiatus." Meanwhile, get ready for the social event of the season as next week, the countdown to Franco and Carly's wedding kicks into high gear!

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Geary Back On GH For Sweeps!

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For the GENERAL HOSPITAL fans wondering when Luke would be returning, we've got some good news for you! Executive producer Frank Valentini shared at an ABC press junket held earlier today that "fans will finally get to see Anthony Geary back on air for November sweeps!"

Of course, that just means the actor is back from his sabbatical following back surgery. He'll mostly likely be playing "Fluke" for a while with the real Luke following eventually. Are you excited to see Geary back on air? How would you like to see the story conclude? Sound off in the comments!

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OLTL's Underwood Strikes GOLD!

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ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Brittany Underwood (Langston) breaks out the big hair and the spandex for an upcoming guest spot on ABC's THE GOLDBERGS. And Soaps In Depth has the scoop on the actress' time warp back to the '80s!

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GH Alum Ties The Knot!

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Congratulations to GENERAL HOSPITAL's Lindze Letherman (ex-Georgie), who married Adam Etchegoyen this past Saturday, October 18! The couple tied the knot at Stolpman Vineyards in Santa Barbara, CA in a lovely ceremony. Click here to check out a couple photos of the newlyweds! Best wishes to them both!

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GH's Howarth Joins THE FLASH!

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Roger Howarth (Franco, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has landed a recurring role on the new CW primetime series THE FLASH! According to Deadline, Howarth will be playing Mason Bridge, a reporter who will no doubt stir up some trouble when he begins investigating Dr. Wells, who is mentoring Barry Allen/The Flash, but also has a secret agenda of his own. Wells has been known to off people who get in his way, so here's hoping Howarth's character can avoid that same fate! We'll let you know as soon as an airdate for his first appearance is available.

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Crazy Schemes Abound On GH!

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It's safe to say that it was Crazy Lady Friday on GENERAL HOSPITAL! In one corner of Port Charles, we had Nina going off the rails with Momma Madeline, giving her the impression that she was about to be snapped in half like a twig! On the other end of town, the institutionalized Heather laid into Franco with "you never call, you never write" guilt. Little did either mother know that the children they brought into the world were going to make them offers they dare not refuse!

Franco went to Ferncliff prepared to sweet talk Heather into doing some dirty work for him. He endured her endless barrage of insults about being a bad son and feeling as if he sacrificed her on the altar of Carly. Aware that he was dealing with a woman who was "two sandwiches short of a picnic," he brought with him the perfect bribe -- a Kelly's BLT.

Heather enjoyed two healthy bites before choking on it when he mentioned he was marrying Carly. "You're breaking my heart with your stupidity," she said. He was there to tell her she was right about Carly all along. She cheated on him with Sonny and he was prepared to punish her by settling the score. "Momma dear, that's where you come in," he said. Heather lit up like a Christmas tree just thinking about putting Carly out of her misery! Little did they know, Heather was the first person that came to mind when Sonny was looking for a fall guy in his plan to kill Franco!

Madeline tried desperately to get Nathan on the phone to warn him about just how dangerous Nina really was. As she was wrapping up a message for him, there was an anxious knock on the apartment door. When she opened it, there stood Nina. Nina looked confused and Madeline, she looked scared to death! It was the first time they had spoken or seen each other since Nina woke from the two-decade coma that her mother put her in.

Madeline tried to explain what happened all those years ago. She apologized profusely, asking her daughter what she could do to fix their relationship. Like an off-the-charts crazy person, Nina shouted, "Repent! Repent! Repent!" Slowly putting the chain on the door, Nina told Madeline about The List. She grabbed a pair of antlers off the wall and went after her! Petrified, Madeline begged her to forgive and forget. "I would do anything, anything to make things right, but I can't give you a baby," Madeline shook. Nina calmed as an idea popped in her head, one that involved her mother... and Ava Jerome!

Sabrina panicked about the meds she gave Ava to induce early labor and feared the consequence it would have on the unborn baby. She realized that what she did was criminal and she wanted to clear her conscience by turning herself into the cops. When the opportunity came and went to confess to Nathan, she, at the very least, tried to make things right for someone else -- Carlos. "The truth is," she told Michael, "Carlos didn't kill A.J. Quartermaine."

Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Michael learns the surprising truth, Nina gets a partner in crime and Sonny moves forward with the sting. Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Win A Role On GH!

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If your dream is to have a role on GENERAL HOSPITAL, then you don't want to miss this opportunity: The soap is auctioning off a nonspeaking, walk-on role for one lucky winner! The auction will benefit GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, and bidding is open at CharityBuzz through Thursday, October 23. Learn more about GLSEN here.

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GH's Eddy Plays Lunch Lady!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL's Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) drops by the Disney Channel teencom GIRL MEETS WORLD tomorrow night. In "Girl Meets The Forgotten," when the kids are assigned a special lesson on appreciation, Riley and Maya are forced to work in the school cafeteria -- and things don't go too well while the girls are filling in for Eddy's lunch lady! (Does anyone else hear Adam Sandler singing in their head right now?) Tune in on Friday, October 10, at 8 p.m. EST.

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Chabert Explores The Single Life

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In real life, Lacey Chabert, who began her career playing a young Bianca on ALL MY CHILDREN, is a happy newlywed. However, in her upcoming film, Christian Mingle, she'll play a career woman taking on the challenge of finding an honest relationship. "It's about a girl who's unlucky in love and decides to go online and try [dating Web site] Christian Mingle, even though she's not a Christian," Chabert reveals. "I've never done it personally, but I think it's a great way for people to meet. We do everything else on-line, why wouldn't we want to meet someone?"

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Sonny And Carly: Busted!

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In Carly's world, love means never having to say, "Did you keep the receipt for this oogly necklace?" If only she had said what she was thinking, her and Franco's day would have gone so much better!

Everything looked to be going Franco's way as he and Nina spied on Carly via his phone app and the nanny cam necklace he gave his bride-to-be. She was alone in Michael's apartment with Sonny, who had his fingers crossed that she was going to tell him she was leaving Franco. But he wasn't even close. "What I wanted to say..." Carly said, speaking slowly and deliberately, "... is that you're a son of a bitch." Not quite what Sonny was hoping for, but the afternoon was young!

Nina grabbed Franco's phone and told him, "Carly passed the test. Stop obsessing." She offered to take him to lunch but he had to leave the phone behind. He whined about being phoneless but ultimately agreed. While they were away, the tone of Carly and Sonny's conversation shifted. Drastically! Sonny poured out his heart to Carly, and it worked. She stepped closer and they kissed. And they did other things, too. Right there on Michael's sofa.

When Franco and Nina returned from lunch, he picked up his phone and turned off the video feed. Unfortunately, Carly spoke, and Franco heard something he didn't want to hear. "I spent the afternoon in my son's apartment having sex with you and my fiancé has no idea." She was wrong.

While Maxie was getting advice from Lulu about her hesitation to meet Nathan for a date that evening, Nathan was filling in Dante. After the Levi debacle, Maxie wasn't ready to trust her heart again, even if it meant losing Nathan. Lulu was not going to side with her BFF on this one. Instead, she encouraged Maxie to go for it. Later, Nathan sat alone at a Metro Court table for what seemed like forever. Certain he was being stood up, he was about to leave when Maxie arrived looking gorgeous.

Sam and Patrick were on their way to Amsterdam, but the flight was the last thing on her mind. She couldn't stop thinking about Danny's pull to the John Doe in ICU. She and Patrick talked about their dislike for each other when they first met, about Jason and, finally, that he received Robin's signed divorce papers. He went on to assure Sam that he got the message loud and clear that they're just friends and not to worry, he wouldn't kiss her again. Bummer.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth sat tirelessly at an unconscious and bandaged John Doe's bedside. Unaware she was talking about Jason, Monica popped in to say "John Doe" had a healthy heart. She and Liz talked about A.J. and, yes, Jason. A nurse came in later and told Liz to take a break. But the minute Liz headed for the door, the monitor beeped and Jason began to move. He was coming to!

Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, it's date night for Maxie and Nathan, Franco freaks out and Silas finally learns the surprising truth! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Sneak Peek: Benard On OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

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Take a minute right now and be sure you set your DVRs for this Sunday, October 5, because GENERAL HOSPITAL star Maurice Benard (Sonny) is one of the celebrities featured on the new episode of OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Along with his family, Benard will appear on the popular Oprah Winfrey Network series as a follow-up to his 2004 interview with the queen of all media herself, discussing his daily struggle with bipolar disorder.

Now that you have your DVRs set to record the episode (airing at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST), Soaps In Depth has two sneak peeks for our readers!

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Baby On Board!

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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!

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Grahn's New Show!

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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!

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Tracy's Ex Returns!

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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?

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All Roads Lead To Fluke!

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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!

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Is Victor Really Dead?

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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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The Clock Is Ticking For Ava!

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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!

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GH's Parsons Goes To War!

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Fans of GENERAL HOSPITAL's Nathan Parsons (ex-Ethan) may have been disappointed when his role as James on TRUE BLOOD came to an end with the finale of the HBO series. But the talented actor is set to be the lead in POINT OF HONOR, a new family drama pilot for Amazon set during the Civil War from LOST producer Carlton Cuse, reports Deadline.

But that may not be the in-demand actor's only project! Judging from his comments during a podcast interview with E.J. Scott, Parsons may also be returning for Season 2 of The CW's THE ORIGINALS, where he recurred as Jackson, a brooding werewolf. "After my couple days in New Orleans, I'm going through Atlanta to Virginia," he says. (THE ORIGINALS is filmed in Atlanta, and POINT OF HONOR shoots in Virginia.)

As soon as more details on either are released, of course we'll let you know when you'll be able to see him on your televisions again!

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The Secrets Of Helena's Return!

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Who out there really thought that GENERAL HOSPITAL's Helena was dead? Anyone? Bueller? If mere mortals like Jason, Robin and Duke can come back from the dead, surely the Dragon Lady of Port Charles wouldn't find death anything more than a temporary inconvenience.

"I'm just so happy to be back," Constance Towers (Helena) tells Soaps In Depth exclusively. "[Headwriter] Ron Carlivati and [executive producer] Frank Valentini are both wonderful. They've said if they could ever find a way to bring her back, they would. But I thought, 'They shot me through the heart!' There was blood on that beautiful jacket. They ruined it. When your wardrobe goes, you think, 'Maybe they're really serious this time!'"

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Firearms And Choke Chains And Syringes... Oh My!

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On Friday's action-packed GENERAL HOSPITAL... 

Just an hour outside of Port Charles in what seemed to be the epicenter of everything that was evil, Crichton-Clark Clinic, Stavros burst into Victor's office with a "someone just keyed my car" look on his face. In his best imitation of a hissing Lord Voldemort, Stavros wanted to know if it was true that Lulu's embryo "implantation wouldn't bear fruit" unless she was administered hormones. Just a teeny weeny detail Victor left out. Smoke was all but coming out of Stavros' ears, and he went ballistic. After cooling his jets, he realized it was just a minor setback in his plan for Lulu to have his baby. Nothing he couldn't handle... immediately!

Stavros confidently waltzed into the room where Lulu and Dante were chained. This time, Stavros brought someone with him -- a doctor to administer hormones! Lulu called him a "psycho freak," to which he replied, "You really do not... want... to fight me on this. If you do... your husband will receive an injection... (whispered) of the bullet variety." Dante didn't want her to do it. She, however, caved to save her husband's life. They brought Lulu to a bed, as Stavros smiled, "One little prick and my little Lulu will be filled with everlasting joy." (Showtime "at night" dialogue, yes?) Lulu cried and Dante screamed! Stavros had one more surprise -- Lula was leaving with him!

Levi paid Nathan a visit and saw that Maxie was gone. He pointed a gun at Nathan's chest and demanded to know where she was. As if Nathan would tattle on Maxie. Levi left and, instead, went in search of her. Moments later, a guard came in. Rephrase, a stupid guard came in. Nathan got the best of the guy, choked him with his chain, took his door access card and used his keys to take off his handcuffs. Nathan then picked up the guard's gun and headed out to find his damsel in distress!

Maxie found her way to a patient's room. He stared at her with creepy eyes and whispered, "Felicia," and then he grabbed her arm! Needless to say, she was freaked. She ran for the door, and ran smack into Levi! He introduced her to his father, Peter Harrell Sr. The bedridden man said, "Thank you, son, for bringing her to me. Now it's time for her to die."

Anna planted a listening device on Obrecht and told her to get info about the hostages' location from Victor. When Dr. O arrived to see Victor, she told him what he wanted to hear, that Nathan was his son. Nathan burst in and pointed the gun at Victor, demanding to know where Maxie was. Victor calmly said, "Oh come now, Nathan. You're not going to kill your own father."

Monday on GENERAL HOSPITAL, Anna comes in with guns blazing, things heat up between Sam and Patrick, and Maxie and Nathan are reunited! Don't forget: 3:00 ET and 2:00 PST/CT on ABC. Be there!

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Budig's Baby News!

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Congratulations are in order for soap alum Rebecca Budig (Greenlee, ALL MY CHILDREN; Michelle, GUIDING LIGHT), who just welcomed a baby girl into the world! The actress' husband, Michael Benson, revealed the news on Twitter, posting: "Welcome to the world, Charlotte Jo Benson. Mom and daughter are doing great!" And with that tweet came an Instagram photo of Budig and her first child proving him right that you can see by clicking here! All the best to the happy family!

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GH's Monaco Meets BABY DADDY!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL is going to get a little silly! Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the ABC Daytime soap will be crossing over with ABC Family comedy BABY DADDY, with Kelly Monaco (Sam) playing an exaggerated version of herself.

In the episode currently slated to air at the beginning of season four in 2015, BABY DADDY character Danny lands a role on GH and enlists best friend (and crush) Riley to help him prepare. But when they get on set, GH superfan Riley loses it and starts to drive Monaco (as herself) up the wall!

We'll let you know when Monaco's episode of BABY DADDY is set to air!

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Will Antonio Sabato Jr. "DANCE" His Way Back On To GH?

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Antonio Sabáto Jr. (ex-Jagger, GENERAL HOSPITAL) has taken on two highly demanding jobs — he's the host and active participant of the makeover show FIX IT & FINISH IT and he's learning to dance as a member of the celebrity cast of the new season of DANCING WITH THE STARS. Soaps In Depth couldn't resist asking the fan favorite hunk if, schedules permitting, he'd make time on his dance card (pun intended) for a return visit to Port Charles?

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GH's Christopher Explores His Heritage

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Shouting Secrets, a film starring GENERAL HOSPITAL's Tyler Christopher (Nikolas) as a former football player who finds himself trapped in his Native American community while his estranged brother (The Twilight Saga's Chaske Spencer) finds success outside, is debuting Friday, September 5, at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.

The screening will also mark the picture's official DVD and VOD release. The slice-of-life drama is centered on the failing health of the brothers' mother, which forces them to reconnect. "Tyler's character resented his brother for writing a supposedly fictional book about them," explains director Korinna Sehringer. "He also deals with some marriage troubles because he's having an affair with a minor."

For a soap star like Christopher, playing that kind of intense family drama in the film festival winner came easily. "[My character] struggles with [the affair] and the legal implications it comes with, as well as the embarrassment and shame to his wife and to his child," the actor offers. "He's trying to find ways to forgive himself and to get the relationship back with his wife he once had."

The film also features Christopher's former GH castmate, Ted King (ex-Alcazar). "Ted plays Dr. Matthews [the physician treating the brothers' mother]," Sehringer reveals. "He's in love with Caitlyn (Tonantzin Carmelo), the Native American doctor at the hospital." Visit the film's official site for more information or to order your copy.

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GH And AMC Alums Hit The DANCE Floor!

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The new celebrity contestants of DANCING WITH THE STARS were announced this morning, and there are two ABC Daytime alums competing for the Mirrorball trophy this season!

Antonio Sabáto Jr., best known to soap fans as GENERAL HOSPITAL's Jagger, will be performing with professional partner Cheryl Burke. She helped her partners Drew Lachey and Emmitt Smith come in first place in two consecutive seasons, so will she do the same for Sabáto?

ALL MY CHILDREN alum Jonathan Bennett (JR) is also one of the 13 celebrities hitting the dance floor, and he's partnered with professional hoofer Allison Holker. This is the first season of DWTS for Holker, but she's been an All-Star on FOX's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE for years.

Sabáto and Bennett will be joined by fellow contestants Tommy Chong, Randy Couture, Betsey Johnson, Lolo Jones, Bethany Mota, Janel Parrish, Alfonso Ribeiro, Sadie Robertson, Tavis Smiley, Lea Thompson and Michael Waltrip. Watch and see how they do when the 19th season of DANCING WITH THE STARS premieres on Monday, September 15, at 8:00 p.m. EST. (And be sure to tune in on the following Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. EST to see who goes home!)

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Billy Miller Is GH's New Jason!

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It turns out that the rumor was true: Billy Miller is about to join GENERAL HOSPITAL in the role of Jason Morgan! The buzz has been building for a while now that THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS alum (he played Billy) would be assuming the role vacated by Steve Burton (now Y&R's Dylan). The soap's executive producer, Frank Valentini revealed the news today on Twitter after a playful banter with headwriter Ron Carlivati about some "big" GH news.

"I am really excited to be working with such a talented and acclaimed actor as Billy," Valentini said in a statement. "Our cast is thrilled that he will be joining the GH family, and I know that he will be an amazing addition to our talented cast."

With the presumed-dead Jason's wife, Sam, currently getting involved with Patrick (who wasn't crazy about his own wife, Robin, leaving her family behind to go bring Jason back to life) let's just say that the character's return is going to turn Port Charles upside-down!

Valentini hasn't released details of when we can expect to see Miller first air, but we'll definitely keep you up to date as more information is announced. How do you feel about this casting?

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Who Is GH's Peter Harrell?

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Even the most schooled GENERAL HOSPITAL viewers may have heard the name Peter Harrell on today's episode and thought, "Who?" If that was your reaction to the man from Felicia's past, we're here to fill you in!

Thirty years ago, Frisco came across a ring at a charity auction. Thinking it simply a piece of costume jewelry, he purchased it... only to have Felicia Jones (dressed as a boy, by the way!) try to steal it from beneath his mattress! Almost immediately, sparks flew between the pair. When she injured herself after attempting to flee with the purloined ring, he took her to General Hospital and, thanks to some lurking thugs, realized that the blonde beauty was in danger! Eventually, between bouts of bickering, Felicia revealed that she was an honest-to-gosh Princess, and that the ring was part of a collection. In fact, when paired with a scepter, the ring would reveal the location of the entire treasure trove!

So where, exactly, was the scepter? In the possession of Felicia's ex-fiance, Peter Harrell! It also happened that former WSB big wig Sean Donely and his mistress, Cruz, were hot on the trail of the treasure, too. Turned out that not only was Sean a former WSB leader, he just happened to have an extensive knowledge of Aztec culture! Having been framed (by Peter) for a murder he didn't commit, Luke was laying low at Sean's hacienda while his good pal Robert Scorpio helped clear his name. Cruz eventually left to "care for her ailing mom"... but in reality, she was teaming up with Peter!

Eventually, Peter tricked Felicia into handing over the ring. For those keeping track, this meant the sceptor-bearing baddie was now in possession of everything he needed to claim the treasure! Peter and Donely managed to open the vault and find the treasure. Sean was all set to double-cross Peter. But in the resulting chase through the jungle, Peter fell to his death over a waterfall. Ever the sly fox, Sean made sure the hiding place was secure and acted like he'd never found anything. "Treasure?" he basically asked. "What treasure?"

Except, of course, this being Port Charles... well, who really thinks Peter died from the tumble? I'm gonna guess you're new around these parts...

Before long, Peter showed up in Port Charles again, luring Felicia to an abandoned railroad car. Despite being in love with Frisco and having no interest in her ex, Felicia couldn't resist going to his side after he promised that the treasure could be hers! Felicia called Tony to treat Peter, who revealed to his doc that Sean had the treasure. Unfortunately, before Tony could share this bit of news, he was shot in the head! As for Peter, he managed to escape, fleeing to Brazil!

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Another OLTL Star To DAYS

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Another fan-favorite actress from ONE LIFE TO LIVE is about to join DAYS OF OUR LIVES! Melissa Archer (Natalie) has been cast on the NBC sudser, and is reportedly already filming and should air in the fall.

Her former OLTL castmate Kassie DePaiva (Blair; now DAYS' Eve) gushed about the news on Twitter, posting a photo of the two of them together and writing "Welcome to Salem! Good times coming!"

UPDATE: Our friends over at TV Line have learned that Archer will be making her first appearance in Salem on Friday, December 5, as Serena. The character may be new, but she reportedly has ties to someone in Salem. Who do you think she's connected to?

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Real-Life Soap Couple Welcomes Daughter

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It's a girl! ABC Daytime alums Terrell Tilford (Greg, ONE LIFE TO LIVE) and wife Victoria Platt (Corinne, ALL MY CHILDREN) are parents! "She arrived... Our baby girl, Marley, was born Sunday eve, 24 August," the proud pop, who currently plays THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS' Barton, shared in a Twitter announcement complete with an adorable photo.

The couple met on the set of GUIDING LIGHT -- he played David and she played Vicky -- and married on September 29, 2001, in New Orleans in a ceremony that was documented for the TLC series A WEDDING STORY. Congratulations to the new parents!

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Mum's The Word For Penny

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On ALL MY CHILDREN, Sydney Penny's Julia had her fair share of trouble and angst as a young woman. Perhaps that experience will help the actress relate to her new role as Leona, the mother of tormented teen Mona Vanderwaal on ABC Family's PRETTY LITTLE LIARS. But how much does Leona really know about Mona's disturbing activities? "Leona is aware to the degree that mothers are aware of things," Penny chuckles. "I think that she sees her daughter in the way that parents see their children: in the very best light and in a protective way."

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