First Impressions: Ian Buchanan Returns to General Hospital!



General Hospital’s Frank Valentini promised a “huge” surprise and Monday’s episode certainly delivered. Longtime GH fans were treated to the return of Ian Buchanan . Is the mysterious man we saw Duke Lavery, or a doppelganger? What are your First Impressions ofBuchanan’s return? 


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this was a surprise but not really since people were expecting him to show up any week now for months.

i don't think he's evil but there's got to be a big reason why he is making Anna think that Robin is dead.

like the nurse said, it must have been painful for him to watch Anna believe he daughter was gone all over again.

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I thought it was great I love how they are actually bringing a character back from the 80's.

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Honestly? Not surprised, people were already speculating it was him. Personally I don't really care for it. I have zero investment in Duke. The 80s were 30-ish years ago. I would much rather have the reveal of the girl in the insane asylum be Emily. That would've shocked me.

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Wake me when robert is back on the canvas.

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SO. Freaking. Excited! Been waiting for this for 23 years. Now I just hope Cartini don't plan on doing what Guza did to Holly! Duke was a hero, he best not be the mastermind.

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hmmm, maybe he is not Duke but is instead the vampire James from Port Charles???

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It wasn't really a surprise anymore. But I have to say it would have been nice if it was.

I'm excited to have Duke back and can't wait to see how this storyline develops. It's just kind of freaky to know that Duke must be working with Jerry and Ewen.

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I wasn't overly impressed with the dramatics of him, per se. FH got to me more so when she didn't find Robin. Still, it's good to have IB back... Innocent

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I guess they are going to gloss over the Jonathan Paget business?
Those who watched in the early 90s know what I mean by that.

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Ryan-Scott wrote:
I guess they are going to gloss over the Jonathan Paget business?
Those who watched in the early 90s know what I mean by that.

Actually, Frank Valentini just gave an interview to TV Guide saying that Duke's plastic surgery story will be explained!!!!

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I love that Duke is back!

However I must admit I will need time to bleach my brain from the memory of Ian McCallister.....

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I will check that out Nk3Play2. Thank you.

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I just cant believe we are talking about a triangle for my all time favorite soap character with not one but two ICKY choices. Im going to keep saying it until someone listens...paging robert (and vincent irrizary for an alexis/VI/anna/robert quad). Duke who?

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I enjoyed it!!!! Although im only 24 I enjoy seeing the vets over the young crowd and im thrilled to see Duke Lavery. I look at alot of you guys comments and half of you are NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. Give the story a chance at least before passing judgment. GEESH!!!!!

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I like him in small doses, but I hope it's short-term. (I agree with you, lady-jae, but that's my first impression.)

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lady-jae wrote:
I enjoyed it!!!! Although im only 24 I enjoy seeing the vets over the young crowd and im thrilled to see Duke Lavery. I look at alot of you guys comments and half of you are NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. Give the story a chance at least before passing judgment. GEESH!!!!!

Well said lady-jae! They could have raised Alan, Emily, AJ from the dead and people would still be complaining because "Such & So" wasn't brought back. Let's just be thankful that it wasn't Franco Quartermaine in that bed...see you just have to find the silver lining Smile :)

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Jaydis09 The girl being Emily would of also been awesome heck I would take her back played by any decent actress just because I love the Q's. I think I mainly enjoyed the reveal because I didn't know who it would be...I had forgotten how fun not knowing things (like spoilers) was.

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Hey I hope y'all arent referencing me - i like most of whats on my screen these days - I just wish i had a dog in this fight given how much I love anna and how blah I am about these two dudes. I dont think either are good enough for her. bring back robert and give me a robert/anna/duke triangle to settle the love of her life question once and for all and I would ship scorpio-devane all day long and be one happy camper. It just feels for me like the story lacks punch as long as tristan is off the canvas.

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OMG,finally DUKE LAVERY is back yes, amen thank u GH! what a great episode and scenes between luke and anna.. Anna u totally rock!

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Luke? Duke? Puke!!!! Can't Anna have more options. Finola Hughes looks great and the ukes look so old compared to her. Finola should be someone like McBain, Jax or even Sonny.

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I like it! Laughing out loud

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Duke's back?

I would have been more excited to see Sigmund the Duck.

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Duke's back?

I would have been more excited to see Sigmund the Duck.

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jthawk wrote:
lady-jae wrote:
I enjoyed it!!!! Although im only 24 I enjoy seeing the vets over the young crowd and im thrilled to see Duke Lavery. I look at alot of you guys comments and half of you are NEVER satisfied with ANYTHING. Give the story a chance at least before passing judgment. GEESH!!!!!

Well said lady-jae! They could have raised Alan, Emily, AJ from the dead and people would still be complaining because "Such & So" wasn't brought back. Let's just be thankful that it wasn't Franco Quartermaine in that bed...see you just have to find the silver lining Smile :)

Exactly!!! If they would had brought back all them plus Lucy Coe, Bobbie, Kevin, Sean, Tiffany, Katherine Bell etc. they would still complain. I think GH is better than its been in a long time and ill take Frank and Ron's work over Jill's work ANYDAY. Im 24 and i remember the very first episode i watched was Lily blowing up in that car and ive been a fan since and ive done my research on the show about the vets and i would love to have more back but i will not complain. Im satisfied

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I thought it was cool to see him- however with all the Alan drops I thought it would be him.. So that was kind of a bummer. Duke is cool- interested to see where the story goes.. But please let me see Georgie and Alan. Those are just the characters that would give me a big emotional punch. I want to see Mac getting his girl back and Edward, Tracy and Monica getting all sappy on Alan.!!!

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Shocked! Though must say I am thrilled. Have missed Iam on GH. Have been watching Days and had no idea he was coing back to GH. This was through a twist for Luke and Anna though,however in the end if this story brings Kimberly(Robin) back I welcome it!

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Shocked! Though must say I am thrilled. Have missed Iam on GH. Have been watching Days and had no idea he was coing back to GH. This was throw a twist for Luke and Anna though,however in the end if this story brings Kimberly(Robin) back I welcome it!

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Shocked! Though must say I am thrilled. Have missed Iam on GH. Have been watching Days and had no idea he was coing back to GH. This was throw a twist for Luke and Anna though,however in the end if this story brings Kimberly(Robin) back I welcome it!

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EricasEvilTwin wrote:
Wake me when robert is back on the canvas.

So with you. I really like Ian B - and Duke was decent. But, I'm underwhelmed.

Now if Robert was coming back, I'd have my DVR prescheduled as far ahead of time as technically possible, for each and every day him and Anna shared a scene together. Sure, it would be fun with Duke battling it out for Anna too.

I don't get it. The last time Robert was on the GH canvas, fans were thrilled - for like the two, character-destroying milliseconds he was on our screen. Anna and Robin are now both back. Robert should be there too. Where is he? Tristan Rogers is out there people! Can Ron and Frank not find him? Is he in witness protection or something?

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Honestly? Not surprised, people were already speculating it was him. Personally I don't really care for it. I have zero investment in Duke. The 80s were 30-ish years ago. I would much rather have the reveal of the girl in the insane asylum be Emily. That would've shocked me.

Spoken like a fan of the GH that's about mobsters.

This is what GH is about, characters like Duke

People have been clamoring for Duke to return for 23 years. Emily wouldn't be a shock and unless it's AmTam no thanks on Dumily returning. Natalia is horrid as an actress.

I personally believe Duke is protecting Robin and has to hide her to protect her