Thursday December 12, 2013
The word is that Ryan Carnes, the second-last Lucas Jones, will be back in his role when the character reappears.
The thirty-one year-old actor played Lucas from 2004-2005. Ben Hogestyn followed him in the role for nine months.
Carnes went on to guest star in many prime time shows and played Julian on Desperate Housewives for two years. His films include Eating Out and Letters from Iwo Jima.
Lucas is a gay character and a doctor, so he will undoubtedly have some interaction with hospital workers Felix and Brad.
Photo: Ryan Carnes as Julian on Desperate Housewives/ABC, Inc.
Wednesday December 11, 2013
Well my, my, it didn't take Robin long for that edge of hers to come back. On Wednesday's General Hospital, she put pressure on Sabrina to drop Patrick in a hurry. Sabrina refused. This confrontation followed a discussion with Felix, who urged Sabrina to fight for her man.
Sabrina is right not to tell Patrick it's over. The decision has to come from Patrick, when he's ready to make it. We all know what's going to happen, including Sabrina. But it has to be on Patrick's timeline.
We had two characters wake up in horror today: Franco dreamt about burying Heather, and Lucy woke up with Scott and seemed to have no knowledge of it for a few minutes. When she realized it, she went ballistic.
We also had two eavesdrops: Lucy overheard Kevin singing her praises to Scott and saying he wanted to save their marriage; and Britt overheard Nikolas tell Elizabeth that they're a couple. Elizabeth had her claws out today, too.
Robert and Anna discuss what happened to Franco though they never do say. They've sworn each other to secrecy. Duke and Robert have a confrontation about the way the entire Julian situation, going back years, was handled by Robert -- badly, according to Duke.
Lulu explains to Carly why she's angry with Dante.
Sonny is sure that Dante can save his marital situation.
Robin tells Maxie that she did something stupid -- and we know what it was.
Lucy wants to be friends with Scott. Is this high school?
Franco goes to Kevin for psychiatric help.
Wednesday December 11, 2013
Singer/songwriter/actor/author Rick Springfield made a tremendous splash when he appeared on General Hospital as Dr. Noah Drake for the first time in 1981.
Around that same time, the future Grammy Award winner signed with RCA Records and released his seventh album, Working Class Dog. This gave Springfield a #1 hit, "Jessie's Girl," and, coupled with his work on General Hospital, tremendous popularity.
Thirty-two years later, the ever prolific and handsome Springfield and his legion of fans, are the subject of a feature documentary, Affair of the Heart. Released in 2012, it is now available on DVD and Blu-ray.
The documentary explores some of the reasons for fandom: the ability to connect with others who have the same interests (much easier today with the Internet), and the importance of remembering an earlier, happier time in one's life and bringing those memories into the present with new activities. It also looks into the vibrant connection that Springfield has with his fans and what it has meant to him personally and to his music.
Affair of the Heart is the inspiration of Melanie Lentz-Janney, a diehard Springfield fan, who serves as coproducer with the documentary's director, Sylvia Caminer.
The Blu-Ray bonus footage includes Jackie Zeman, Kimberly McCullough, Jason Thompson, Linda Blair and Corey Feldman.
Springfield has returned to General Hospital over the years. (I had the pleasure of interviewing him a few years ago when he returned to the show, and he jokingly remarked that after spending a few minutes with Ingo Rademacher, he found his Australian accent had returned!)
A new lookalike character was added for him, rock star Eli Love. Eli served as a love interest for Anna Devane, but upon learning that she was about to be a grandmother, he rejected her.
At the 2013 Nurse's Ball, Springfield appeared as himself and sang "Jessie's Girl."
All three -- Springfield, Noah Drake, Sr., and Eli Love have some things in common. They're all ever-youthful, have major talent, and are always welcome to viewers of General Hospital. And, as Affair of the Heart clearly demonstrates, his fans love him in any role and singing any song.
Tuesday December 10, 2013
Heather isn't dead, even though she was wrapped in a sheet, thrown in the ground and had dirt shoveled on top of her. Her hand moved! If anyone can unwrap herself and claw her way out, it's Heather.
While Franco was wheeling Heather around in a laundry bin, Lucy stopped him to say that Heather is bad news. And she wants him to get to know Scott. As she finds out later, Scott is not enthusiastic.
Carly cannot believe that Sam said something about Lucas to Julian.
Julian is still bothered by the reference to Lucas, while Ava is worried about Carlos. She should only know.
Carlos distanced himself from the Grim Reaper by claiming to be Lily Rivera Corinthos' illegitimate brother.
In major news, A.J. Quartermaine is found not guilty, to the shock of just about everyone. The jury didn't think they had enough evidence. People have certainly been convicted on much less. Also, how could they have decided so quickly?
Felix wants Sabrina to fight for her man.
Robert tells Anna what happened to Faison will remain between them. So I guess there's no point in asking what happened.
Elizabeth is afraid that Britt will hurt Nikolas. I'd say she should mind her own business, but she won't.
Kevin knocks on Scott's hotel room door with Lucy inside.