Rebecca Herbst STAYING With General Hospital?!




What a good way to wake up in the morning. I go on Facebook and I have a message from loyal DC reader Gush900 asking me if I'd heard the "big GH news". I wipe my eyes, yawn, then type back "What big GH news?" I start to wonder if maybe Genie Francis is returning to General Hospital as a dark-haired mob moll named Dahlia Concepcion? So then I go get a cup of coffee, come back and log into Twitter and what do I see, but this gem tweeted early this morning by ABC Soaps in Depth:

Breaking news: Becky Herbst (Liz) NOT leaving #GH? You heard it hear first! Details soon....

Looks like the fans, they have a' SPOKEN!


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troymcclure's picture
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Congrats to the Becky fans!

It's nice to see fans being listened too.

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Giogio- Funny you said that about Emily as I was JUST thinking that this morning. Helena could've given Emily the same drug that was used on Leslie when her death was faked years ago. Its slows the breathing and heartrate down to where it is barely detectable. Helena could have Emily stashed on one of the Cassidine Greek Islands.

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If GH really wants to do something interesting, find a way to bring EMILY and ALAN back. bring in Jason and Michael for more Q time, and write stories that dont revolve around one event. OLTL does this very well. Everyone has purpose and everyone is used right. (no one is on everyday all the time).

I would love for GH to find a way to fix the Quartermaines, meaning some Monica, finding some way to get Alan back from the dead, and Emily escaping from Helena. (maybe even with a kid for her and Nik since he is about to lose Aiden to Lucky).

it really isnt that hard to write good soap.

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I am so happy to hear this news. There appears to be hope for GH after all. They do listen. Now I am praying that they start to write for her...and in A GOOD WAY. Enough trashing this character and get back to who she really is. Also...they better not kill off baby Jake. The story line potential for this kid is amazing. They would be making a huge mistake to miss out on the opportunities that being Jason's true son means. Praying that now that she is staying, there will be major rewrites, and intersting story lines about to happen...Yay Becky...congrats to you and your family.

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If this is true good for her and good for us! A big thanks also to all who called and wrote in and made this happen! Congrats Becky! I hope its true!

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I'm not a Liz or Becky fan but i'm very happy for you guys and of course for Becky herself.

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Yes! This was a wonderful thing to long on to my computer and see. Becky is a GH staple and for every Jason and Liz fan there are at least three Elizabeth fans. I'm glad to see that GH came to their senses. Now give the woman a story. One that we want to see and not his mess with Prince Unisom.

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If this is true, it truly is the fan response. I heard that they just started taking responses seriously over there. Good for them, it can only help!

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I'm still hesitant but if Becky is staying full time, I am one happy camper. Every since the tptb pulled that stunt I have not been watching GH but I will once I hear BH is back full time. I have been hoping and praying for her family and only wish her the best. I still want to hear it from her though!

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jlafferty23 wrote:
I think GH is trying really hard to please the fans. They scarped the "brenda/dante" bullcrap.

Something tells me, and correct me please if I am wrong...that GH doesn't think they "scarped" anything having to do with Brenduh.

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I don't report on stunts. Vincent Irizary was a stunt. GH hasn't been invested in Rebecca/Liz for years. The budget cuts gave them their chance to cut her, but fans screaming to the top of their lungs saved her.

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Congrats to Becky! She tweeted on last Sunday that 3/18/11 was her final day at GH. I don't think this was a publicity stunt since Brittany Underwood was fired from OLTL and the other AMC actress chose not to re-sign.

RH deserved better treatment from GH since she has chosen over the last 13 1/2 years to stay with the show.

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Does this mean Jake LIVES?? I sure hope so!!!!!!!! Smile

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I really hope they give her a better storyline now. Because trying to compete with Brooklynn for Nikolas is terrible.

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This is such amazing news! I am so very happy for Becky!

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Well...stunt or no (my apologies for suggesting such), I'm grateful that RH is conveniently here to stay. There's a story to be told, and I can't wait! Looking back, I wish they had written it so that Nikolas switched the paternity tests. It would have have given them a wealth of storyline, avoided the scheduling and budget--and rewrite problems with Constance Towers, and provided a great vehicle for TC's exit, if necessary. Murder, anyone? Oh well, we got what what we got. I want this s/l to knock my socks off! One the subject of does RH's salary come at the expense of others, how do we know? But I'll say this: I will gladly part with BA, JY, TC, and even IR to keep RH and NLG.

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OK...I'm watching today...WITH the belief that things are going to get better very soon for Elizabeth's storyline.

I'm not 100% back...but now I'm at least considering it.

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I'm glad Becky is staying. GH to need to fix the mess with Lucky/Liz/Nik. I don't want Liz with either guy. Lets find out Helena kidnapped Emily at the B&W ball and kidnapped Elizabeth during the Biotoxin storyline. Helena makes Liz/Emily watch from their prison the person she sent to impersonate Liz destroy Lucky/Nik's relationship. That way NL can come back as Emily and the writers can explain Liz's behavior. Honestly, I'll take anything that would erase the last year and a half of Liz/Nik.

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I am happy for BH and I have said all along she has a lot of stories that could be written.

Now it is up to her fans to watch and help with the ratings other wise why keep her or anyone if the fans don't hold up their end of the bargain. just saying..

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My heart just leapt into my throat! I am so excited! Laughing out loud RH is a great actress and she deserved so much better than she got! Here is to hoping that they give her a great story and they stop writing this nonsense for her! Her character has been so OOC. I want to see the side of Liz we all love the character for! Not this petty jealous Liz.

Write some GREAT storyline for Liz and give the fans what they want! Big smile

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doodleynoodle wrote:
OK...I'm watching today...WITH the belief that things are going to get better very soon for Elizabeth's storyline.

I'm not 100% back...but now I'm at least considering it.

I hear that! For the first time in a long time I actually have GH on today hoping that things will get better for Liz!

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I am sure she will do a great job with the Jake dying story. I hope this takes the character in a dark direction - the show has carly for mischief, but once lisa buys the farm or is redeemed by Johnny, they dont have a true villainess. I bet RH would do great with that kind of material.

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GHFan777 wrote:
Enough trashing this character and get back to who she really is. Also...they better not kill off baby Jake. The story line potential for this kid is amazing. They would be making a huge mistake to miss out on the opportunities that being Jason's true son means.

I agree completely! The possibilities are numerous for a good storyline here!

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EET.WHY would Jake have to die now??

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Jaq...Jake doesn't have to die...in fact there is much more future story line potential if he lives....

EET as for Liz being a evil...I don't see that happening either. That is not the essence of the character. If they are keeping her, they will redeem her to a certain extent. They have only been dragging her through the mud, in anticipation of her leaving. Personally I always liked Sam as the bad girl. All her past actions caused by her insecurities and need for revenge, have made her a good bad girl. White washing her made her boring.

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Jake never "had" to die, but I didnt understand why they would fire the mother half of the story after killing off jake. If you kill off jake, to not have liz there to react to it seemed bizarre. I just hope as part of that story, monica finds out that liz was the one who said she couldnt know about jake. Thats all my monica/Q loving heart wants is a scene with monica reacting to that news.

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Fan777 - what dragging her through the mud did they do. the niz stuff was done a year or more ago and the investment stuff was before all this too. Since the news of her so-called firing hit the net, the only negative thing they had her do was use aidens ear infection to score face time with Nik - hardly an earth shattering evil deed.

Given the lengths Liz went to in order to keep cam away from zander, I think she is capable of being vicious and certainly losing her child would be a major life changing event.

I agree some of the sam story has been boring over the last few months but thats mostly because she and everyone aside from dante, jason sonny and carly were shoved aside for brendas return. I like sam best when she is out being heroic and independent, plus I am also looking forward to her supposed upcoming pregnancy. I have waited for a JaSam baby since poor lila was stillborn, so to me thats excitement enough.

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This is fantastic news. I am soooo happy.
And it proves that TPTB are so desperate that they now HAVE TO listen to what fans want. They look like fools for having under evaluated the backlash they would get and it just shows how disconnected they are from the audience.

However I hope it won't be at the expense of other actors/actresses being fired intead. This mess has to stop and they need to have a better grasp about how they are communicating because so far this is a pathetic failure.

I hope Liz will be redeemed because she is the typical good girl and good mother that I want to see. I will not dare to hope that TPTB saw the potential that a Jason/Sam/Liz REAL triangle would have. That would be too good to be true LOL But killing Jake, the storyline was already disgusting before and it still is. Write good solid stories that do not involve mob bosses, serial killers, explosion and cops being shot in the head and certainly NOT kids being killed.
Most of the audience is women. How do they think we could wish to see Jake dying. I know that if it happens, I won't watch that day.

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EET, The character of Elizabeth has basically been backburned now for quite some time. What little story she did have, reflected her in a bad light. Starting with Niz and proceeding on. They have portrayed her as jealous, deceitful, and petty consistently for quite some time. I am not going to go into details about her writing the last year or so...but I believe they were just setting the stage for writing her out. I think they figured if they wrote her so unflattering, her fanbase would diminish, and it would be easier to get rid of her. People wouldn't care as much....I guess they found out that was not the case, as the fans and media are both credited in saving RH's job.

Any character is capable of a dark side. Where there is light there is dark. Ying/Yang...etc...but the character of Elizabeth has never been the evil girl. Sorry....she would be more likely to breakdown over the death of one of her children.

As for Sam and a Jasam baby...I hope you get it..I have no problem with that...and possibly needing Jake's marrow down the line for some disease...See what I mean....A lot of potential for future story lines if Jason now has 2 kids in PC.

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I've always been a huge fan of Becky's (Elizabeth Webber). I adore her so I hope this is not just some awful rumor and it is in fact true because until we at Liason Finally hear the "official" announcement I'm hopefully optimistic it could be they are keeping her but on a "recurring" status..

Its that question mark makes me reluctant to jump for joy...especially the awful way she's been written...Her fans need a "storyline" for a strong Elizabeth Webber not this crap of the past few years. Otherwise I would like her to go somewhere else. I want her up front center and "marketed" just like they do the newbies otherwise its a hollow victory for me. Dragging her character through the mud with no redemption via whitewash speaks volumes in what they think of this character...I'm hoping the writing will be with a more positive focus and not the negative undertones of the biggest loser. And please "NO MORE TRIANGLES"
That's all she's had for "years" besides GH writes horrid triangles they just don't write them well...the (writing) deck is always stacked against her not "for her."

As her fan its ridiculous that I have to keep up with ratings that's up to the Powers that be...write a "good story" her fans will be there along with their other favorites I don't just like Elizabeth I like other characters as well.