General Hospital Legends Take Fans With Them as They Flash Back to Bygone Days in Port Charles
Get ready for not just a trip, but a whole vacation down Memory Lane.
Maybe there’s something in the air, maybe it has to do with yearning for the times of old while the year’s still young. Or maybe the loss of Luke is making everyone yearn a bit more for simpler days. Either way, a trio of General Hospital‘s veteran superstars took to Twitter recently to re-share clips from the show’s halcyon days and tickle our nostalgic bones in the process.
Lucy has always been a trendsetter, so of course Lynn Herring kicked off this spate of flashbacks by re-sharing a short clip of the first time Scotty ever laid eyes on Ms. Coe.
“Thank you,” Herring replied when she retweeted the scene, “love this!! Kin Shriner, little did we know, ‘Oh, the places we would go.'”
— Lynn Herring (@TheLynnHerring) January 15, 2022
Next up came Anna and Felicia from their aerobic-tastic buddy days, shortly before, one fan pointed out, the former double agent tied Robert up on Valentine’s Day! It’s a delightful glimpse at their friendship with what has to be the best line we’ve heard in ages.
Actually, Finola Hughes seems to agree with us as Anna’s portrayer couldn’t help but retweet it!
“’Underneath this body lurks something similar to that,'” she quoted. “‘I’ve just forgotten where I put it!’ Classic!”
“Underneath this body lurks something similar to that. I’ve just forgotten where I put it!” Classic! 😉 https://t.co/NBPA224Bww
— Finola Hughes (@finolahughes) January 18, 2022
And finally, Kin Shriner jumped in on the fun with his fatalistic humor towards Scotty when a fan shared a clip from the Campus Disco days when a jealous Luke interrupts Laura and Scotty “in the cruelest way possible.”
“Yeah,” Shriner quipped, “he did that a lot!!!”
Yes, yes, he did — which is why we can’t imagine Scotty’s shedding too many tears about Luke being gone! Notice how he was not one of the mourners at Luke’s memorial?
Yeah he did that a lot !!! https://t.co/iP2AoqCLPd
— Kin Shriner (@kinshriner) January 20, 2022
So now that we traveled back to the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, as an added little bonus, we’ll let Wally Kurth (Ned) and a slew of daytime friends sing you out with this flashback video of “Eyes of a Child.”
As Kurth noted, “this was a well intentioned music project. We performed it on Oprah too.”
And though we couldn’t track down the Oprah performance, here’s the video in its entirety. Trust us when we say there are far more soap stars performing this song than we could possibly list!
Yeah this was a well intentioned musical project. We performed it on Oprah too https://t.co/zhYXltiB0C
— Wally Kurth (@wallykurth) January 16, 2022
Well, now that you’ve flashed back a few decades and enjoyed the sweet serenade of daytime voices, why not take a look back at the life and times of Finola Hughes as we trace the woman who’s played both Devane sisters back to her days before Port Charles!
<p>After appearing as Victoria the White Cat in the original London production of <em>Cats</em> and starring opposite John Travolta in the <em>Saturday Night Fever</em> sequel <em>Staying Alive</em>, Finola Hughes took her career in a whole new direction.</p>
<p>In 1985, the London-born actress accepted her first daytime role — and it was a doozy. <em>General Hospital</em> cast her as Anna Devane, the long-lost wife of Robert Scorpio — <em>and</em> a major spoiler in his mega-popular relationship with Holly Sutton.</p>
<p>Once Anna and Robert had unpacked the baggage of their yesterdays, <em>General Hospital</em> capitalized on the sparks that flew between Hughes and Tristan Rogers by pointing their characters toward a new lifetime of tomorrows. In the end, however, everyone seemed to realize that the Scorpios were probably better off as the best of exes and sparring partners.</p>
<p>Not only did Hughes have mad chemistry with Tristan Rogers as Robert, she and Ian Buchanan turned Anna and Duke Lavery into one of the greatest supercouples in <em>General Hospital</em> history.</p>
<p>By 1992, Hughes, Daytime Emmy in hand, was ready to try her luck in primetime. And her luck, it turned out, was fantastic. She headlined the short-lived <em>Jack’s Place</em> with Hal Linden and became Mayim Bialik’s stepmother on <em>Blossom</em>.</p>
<p>After starring on Aaron Spelling’s too-brief <em>Pacific Palisades</em> with Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, <em>The Young and the Restless</em>), Hughes began recurring on <em>Charmed</em> as the ill-fated mother of the series’ sibling sorceresses.</p>
<p>In 1999, Hughes relocated to Pine Valley to play Anna’s twin, Alex, on <em>All My Children</em>. Eventually, the character was sent packing — and she wasn’t even a villain yet! — and her portrayer reprised her role of Anna.</p>
<p>Following Hughes’ 2012 return to <em>General Hospital</em>, Anna was paired with a surprising partner, Anthony Geary’s roguish Luke Spencer. Mind you, the biggest shock wasn’t that they were hooked up but that it worked so well.</p>
<p>It seemed as if no sooner was Duke resurrected — and, as you’d hope, reunited with Anna — than he was revealed to be the nefarious Cesar Faison in a <em>crazy</em> elaborate mask. Then, almost as fast as the real Duke turned up, he was gunned down!</p>
<p>Did we mention that, at turns, Anna and daughter Robin both believed that the other had passed away? ’Cause they did. On and off, “grave matters” were kinda their thing.</p>
<p>Recruiting handsome M.D. Hamilton Finn to help her on a case yielded a most unexpected result for Anna: The flirtation that they started off faking soon became real… as did the deep love that they felt for one another.</p>
<p>During a particularly confusing stretch of storyline in which memories were exchanged like glances, Anna was led to believe that she’d gotten it on with Faison as part of a WSB mission and had wound up bearing his child. (Spoiler alert: She hadn’t.)</p>
<p>Once Anna learned not only that the nefarious Peter August wasn’t her son but that he was every bit as evil as dad Faison, she made it her mission to see him brought to justice — which was easier said than done, slippery as he was!</p>
<p>For ages, the relationship between Anna and Valentin Cassadine was adversarial at best. But once they reached a new understanding of their past, it totally changed the tone of their present, resulting in a future that seemed far more romantic than either of them could have imagined.</p>
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