GENERAL HOSPITAL - ABC's "General Hospital" stars Finola Hughes as Anna Devane. (ABC/Ricky Middlesworth)
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We last saw Anna on Friday, November 18, at the safehouse after saying goodbye to Valentin, who arranged to get her out of the country in order to ensure that Victor wouldn’t find her. Though some fans might have thought that this was General Hospital’s way of sending the character off so Finola Hughes could go on vacation, they couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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In fact, on Thursday, December 1, Hughes replied to one fan that thought as much and stated that she was “absolutely not on a scheduled break at all.”

She then made a Twitter post for all to see in order to clear up any misunderstandings…

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“Just to be clear,” Hughes stated, “since COVID 2020 I have had no scheduled breaks as it is imperative to be available in case there are changes at work.” In years past, the ABC soap actress has taken an annual summer break and even though it may have been a little late in the season, she did have some time away and explained, “I had one week off this September, okay?!”

So, while Valentin and Martin have teamed up and others in Port Charles are running around and trying to figure out a way to bring Anna back home safely — now that Holly confessed to Robert that she’d been wearing an Anna mask and had been the one ordered to shoot Lucy to frame Anna (whew!) — Finola Hughes is still on duty and filming scenes as her alter ego. Furthermore, we can’t wait to see what happens next and whether or not Anna can put Victor in his place once and for all.

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While we wait for Hughes’ character to resurface, take a look at others who have recently returned to General Hospital.