General Hospital Weekly Preview: After a Violent Confrontation, Anna Is Close to Discovering Exactly What Happened to Peter!
Several secrets are poised to be exposed.
In the preview for General Hospital for the week of July 19 – 23, the truth always comes out. Read on for the scoop!
At the hospital, Austin says a casual hello to his cousin BLQ, who is there with her baby. Well, Maxie’s baby. Maxie worries to Brook Lynn that Austin delivered Louise and could blow their plan sky high!
In the park, Liz tries for what seems like the millionth time to reassure Finn that they very well could be in the clear when it comes to getting away with Peter’s murder. However, nearby Jason is lurking, and he already knows Peter isn’t a problem any longer thanks to Liz saying too much to him before. Will he figure out where Peter is?
And up in New York at Ryan’s Bar, Anna and Valentin confront the helicopter pilot that Peter hired to whisk him, Maxie and the baby away from Port Charles. Of course, everything went very wrong for Peter. The confrontation with the pilot turns violent, and Anna demands to know what happened to Peter. Even though he didn’t fly Peter away, could he have seen what happened on the rooftop with Finn?
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<p>In 1974, ABC wanted another soap like <em>General Hospital</em>, so Claire Labine and Paul Avila Mayer created the network <em>City Hospital</em>… which went on to be called, as you well know, <em>Ryan’s Hope</em>. But ABC still got its hospital; conveniently located across the street from the Irish pub run by the Ryans — Maeve (Helen Gallagher) and Johnny (Bernard Barrow) — was Riverside Hospital.</p>
<p>… was quickly abandoned as another possible title for the new soap. Nonetheless, the love story of Johnny and Maeve’s strong-minded daughter Mary (Kate Mulgrew) and hotheaded reporter Jack Fenelli (Michael Levin) soon became all the rage.</p>
<p>When after two years, fan favorite Mulgrew left to pursue other opportunities (which turned out to be everything from <em>Star Trek: Voyager</em> to <em>Orange Is the New Black</em>), Labine and Mayer wanted to kill off her character rather than let it be played by anyone other than their muse; ABC wouldn’t hear of it.</p>
<p><em>Ryan’s Hope</em> tried to recast Mary over and over again — here with Kathleen Tolan (right). But she was never the same. Luckily, other Ryans stepped up to fill the void, among them Mary’s siblings, feisty Siobhan (the splendid Sarah Felder) doctor Patrick (John Blazo) and would-be politician Frank (Daniel Hugh-Kelly).</p>
<p>Finally, in 1979, ABC threw in the towel and allowed Labine and Mayer to dispatch Mary (by then Robert Goulet’s daughter, Nicolette). When the character later appeared in ghostly form, you can guess who was once again playing her!</p>
<p>For pretty much the entire run of the show, Patrick and fellow doctor Faith Coleridge (Karen Morris-Gowdy) tried to get — <em>and</em> stay — together. And it should’ve been easy, given how madly in love they were. Yet it was anything but, largely thanks to…</p>
<p>Desperate Delia Reid (Ilene Kristen) was so eager to be a part of the Ryan family — though probably any family would’ve sufficed — that she suckered first Frank and then Pat into marriages that had shorter shelf lives than avocados. </p>
<p>The man with whom Dee (Randall Edwards here) really belonged was a fellow schemer, Roger Coleridge (Ron Hale), the doctor brother of Faith and… keep scrolling…</p>
<p>In court, legal eagle Jillian Coleridge (Nancy Addison Altman) was a force to be reckoned with. But in her personal life… yikes. There weren’t enough scissors in the world to cut her free of the tangled messes she made with true love Frank.</p>
<p>Long before Labine introduced dimpled don Sonny Corinthos to <em>General Hospital</em>, she was mining the criminal underworld for story on <em>Ryan’s Hope</em> via Joe Novak (Roscoe Born), the reluctant mafioso whose wife Siobhan (here Ann Gillespie) chose, of all professions, law enforcement.</p>
<p>Whether Gillespie, future primetime mainstay Marg Helgenberger (pictured) or anyone else was playing Siobhan — the character was recast a <em>lot</em> — her heart always belonged to Joe.</p>
<p>After Labine and Mayer sold <em>Ryan’s Hope</em> to ABC, it struck pay dirt with a love triangle involving wannabe starlet Kimberly Harris (Kelli Maroney), her extramarital lover and her mother. As you can see, Kim didn’t take it terribly well when she learned that her boy on the side was two-timing her.</p>
<p>… you realize that you’ve been shot mid-tussle. Michael Pavel (Michael Corbett) was frantically trying to appease his sugar mama — and Kim’s actual mama — Rae Woodard (Louise Shaffer) when he was filled with as much lead as nerve.</p>
<p>The soap’s last great pair of young lovers were future cop Rick Hyde (Grant Show, years from <em>Melrose Place</em>) and Jack and Mary’s daughter, Ryan Fenelli (Yasmine Bleeth, years from <em>Baywatch</em>). Of note: They weren’t <em>always</em> this serious.</p>
<p>Alas, Ryan and Rick’s marriage lasted only about as long as it took pigeons to scoop up the rice that was thrown in their direction. But at least her dad finally found a post-Mary love interest with some staying power in wealthy Leigh Kirkland.</p>
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