General Hospital's 50th Anniversary is quickly approaching and ABC has launched its 50 days of GH leading up to the big April 1, 2013 bash. SoapNet will also air 50 hours of General Hospital beginning March 30 to April 1 to honor the legendary soap.
Oh what a difference a year makes! The show has done a complete 180 and long-time fans are once again excited to tune in every day.
With the returns of fan favorites Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Lynn Herring, Jon Lindstrom, Jack Wagner, Kristina Wagner, Kin Shriner and Genie Francis, the glory days are here again! Earlier this week it was announced that Rachel Ames, who originated the role of Audrey Hardy in 1964, will return for the Nurses' Ball. In addition, Rick Springfield will make an appearance, as well as Jackie Zeman. Don't be surprised to hear Antonio Sabato Jr., as well as Jonathan Jackson and Tyler Christopher on the return list soon. If Executive Producer Frank Valentini can work around JJ's & Tyler's schedules on Nashville and The Lying Game, it will be the first time since 1999 that Jonathan and Genie have shared the screen together.
Not only are veterans returning in droves, but the storyline fans have been clamoring to bring back is FINALLY here! Cue up the Spencer-Cassadine War! That's right, the ICE PRINCESS is back baby! On February 18 Lulu received a black rock on a stick for Valentine's Day. Alarm spread across Luke and Laura's faces as they explained the diamond called the Ice Princess was supposed to be locked safely in Switzerland. Interesting that all roads seem to lead to Switzerland...Robin was being held in a clinic there, along with Duke Lavery by Faison. We know Helena was working with Faison, so can all of this be connected? My guess is a resounding yes! With Cartini in charge of this vintage storyline, I think we're in for one hell of a rollercoaster ride!
Luke and Laura finally met face to face and fans were in a Twitter frenzy over the flashback to when Luke saw Laura across the lawn at the Mayor's Mansion.
"Jen @JenLilleyRocks Oh look at that smile on Luke's face when he saw Laura! EEEEKKKKK"
"GHFansUnite/R♥Net @GHFansUnite I'm sorry, but u CANNOT have an Ice Princess" storyline w/o Robert Scorpio. Seriously. @carlivatiron , yeah, I'm talking to u buddy. Just got a major pang of nostalgia having Luke, Laura The Ice Princess all on my screen at the same time. I'm 11 yrs old again. THE ICE PRINCESS IS BACK BABY!!!! WOOT WOOT!!!!! BRING IT ON!!!!My BODY IS READY!!!! #GH"