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    Ian Buchanan Back To General Hospital.

    Monday, August 27 2012


    Ian Buchanan (Nikki Nelson/WENN.com)
    Back from the grave.

    Ian Buchanan just wrapped up his stint as evil Ian McCallister on "Days of Our Lives" last week, but he's already leaped to another place on the Daytime schedule. The actor has returned to the role of Duke Lavery on "General Hospital." Buchanan originally played the part from 1986-1989. After that it was taken over by Greg Beecroft.

    The character's surprise return was revealed on Monday when he popped up as a doctor at the Swiss clinic where Anna (Finola Hughes) was searching for Robin (Kimberly McCullough). For the sake of confused fans who were under the impression that Duke had been dead for years, executive producer Frank Valentini explained to TV Guide Magazine, "We will eventually find out that the Duke Lavery we saw die all those many years ago was an impostor. This is the real Duke."

    Don't expect to see any more of the returning character for about five weeks.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by Zulu at Monday, August 27 2012 06:03 PM

    I had to watch the episode twice today to be sure it was really the real Duke Lavery. I had goose bumps. Oh...the possibilties with Duke and Anna again, this could shape up to be a really good year. I wonder why he took Robin? Mr. V you are my favorite person today....please accept my sincere Thank you it was totally worth it!! The real Duke...you are sweet. Wait until Anna finds out, oh...the stories with Finola and Ian they will forget about losing Sonny and Brenda:) and totally forget about having no Luke and Laura..but I don't think we can forget about not having Carly and Jax but you made up for it with this! Please forgive my English I am a French Canadian I Am still working on my English:)

    Posted by Dexdon at Monday, August 27 2012 07:58 PM

    Love it! Shocker! And Jax and Jerry too! Keep them all. This is GH at its best.

    Posted by madley2012 at Tuesday, September 25 2012 06:46 AM

    why does he have robin????????? is it to get anna back??? has he been the head person all this time?? why now???

    Posted by raylit at Thursday, October 25 2012 07:21 PM

    Why now? He hates Sonny is one reason why!!!

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