Vanessa Marcil and Ingo Rademacher RETURN for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary!



 



Slip into a pair of satin pajamas and start giggling, General Hospital fans. My girl, Vanessa Marcil (Brenda) is BACK! Oh and she's bringing Jasper "Jax" Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) with her.

Entertainment Weekly is reporting two-thirds of one of GH's hottest triangles ever will be back in time for the 50th anniversary. Here's hoping my dear, darling Brenda gets a story worthy of her legend this time (SAVE SONNY FROM CONNIE!), which means no mentions of Balkans, and/or working with any stray children in foreign lands!

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alstonboy4315's picture
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No comment. Sad

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YAY for Jax....as for Brenda s...unless she's gonna somehow ruin Skate and turning Kate into a useless character, I don't give two long sleeves about Brenda after her last botched return

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IR is an always welcome addition. VM not so much. But that's me... Innocent

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I once loved them but in the hands of this GH team I don't believe they will be written well. The ball has already been dropped on AJ, Duke, Lucy, Heather, Kevin & Frisco's returns. I don't have hopes for Scotty and Laura either.

As I have said before, I would prefer 1 or 2 good stories for the vets and about 3 vets' returns rather than 20 vets back within 6 months and NO story for them.

All of this is for press and buzz, but there is no long term story. Frisco's limited run is almost up as well as Lucy and Kevin's and they haven't done squat.

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Brenda had better not show up wearing weird sleeves, giggle like a horse or spend months in town without realizing that Jason had a son named Jake.

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Cackles is back!

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I like that Lucy is keeping those long sleeves warm. Get Brenda to model for CoeCoe. I don't like the vamp stuff, but I hope they reset Lucy back to the corp sphere when it's done. It's so much more easy to be superficial and eww'ing when not slaying.

I still cannot believe Brenda was saddled with a son of a never seen character? Or maybe we just saw his dead body. Can we pretend that was also caused by mass hypnosis. Give that kid to Caleb and let's call it a day.

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I need Jax in my life. He is so needed for this show. When Todd met him and said all those great things about him and that he even had a great handshake, that's when I realized how much Guza and Co. dumped on Jax just to make Sonny the hero.

Bring back Jax for Liz. Liz needs a white knight. Although she does great with bad boys, I want to see Liz swept off her feet.

Now as for Brenda, there is no point for her return unless she's there to get rid of Konnie.

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Don't HATE on my Brenda!!! Her last return was a disaster and flop ONLY because of Guza and/or Frons. The Balkan storyline was one of the WORST I've ever seen on GH. Brenda is LEGENDARY and one of the best characters in the history of this soap. I have full faith in Frank and Ron that they will deliver classic Brenda back to us. Vanessa Marcil knows how to BRING it when she's given good material. SO excited about this!

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Love Vanessa. Love Ingo. Cartini don't fail me now!

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Love it!! I am a total happy camper. I would love them to pair Jax and Liz. Such a wasted storyline if you ask me.

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I once loved them but in the hands of this GH team I don't believe they will be written well. The ball has already been dropped on AJ, Duke, Lucy, Heather, Kevin & Frisco's returns. I don't have hopes for Scotty and Laura either.
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Frisco's been back for a whole week. AJ hasn't been dropped. Heather has been one of the best things on this show for the last year. Kevin wasn't brought back to be an integral character.... I'll give you that they spent too long on the Caleb story, and Duke hasn't gotten a real story.

Stop looking for things to complain about.

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Hopefully it it a quick painless return.

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Hmmm....Is it too much to hope that these two will be back as a couple this time and bring some (much needed) romance to this show (like Jax provided for Brenda in the late 90s)? One can only dream!

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@Samishot.....I'm not complaining. I'm critiquing. As for Frisco, Jack Wagner only signed for 10 episodes so the clock is ticking after the 5 we have already seen him in. They thrust the character back into PC with no reference to his dead brother, Tony; nephew, Lucas; friend, Anna. They didn't even play Maxie's anger toward her father. The team dropped the ball big time on Frisco's return.

If Kevin isn't going to play a part on the show then don't clutter the canvas. Take time to develop other characters and stories.

As for Heather we can agree to disagree. Robin Mattson is a talented actress but if you remember Heather's hey-day in the early 80s she was a femme fatale and manipulative. Not a cartoon character as she is written by Re-Ron Cartooni. He continued the characer assasination that Guza did to the character when he made her marry and obsess over Luke (which Heather never cared about Luke in the past). They haven't played Heather with her former leading man, Scotty which is also a missed opportunity.

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nysam ... I completely agree about the Heather character. Heather was sexy and manipulative in the 80's (like you said, during the hey-day) with Joe Kelly and Scotty Baldwin. She wasn't a whacked out crazy loon. I would like to see that original Robin Mattson version of Heather.

I have also been wondering if Scotty and Heather are going to come into the same orbit at some point. Maybe he could help her legally? And with Lucy and Heather having gotten to know each other, it would be great to see Lucy realize that Scott and Heather were once an item!

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Jax and Brenda were the reason I got hooked on this show back in the day, and continue to be my favorite GH couple. As the name implies, I have never been a fan of Sonny, and that was the case long before the unholy trinity of Jason/Carly/Sonny ate this show. The decimation of Jax and Brenda began with Vanessa's return after Jax had married Skye and their aborted wedding/her abrupt departure. Vanessa's last return was a clusterf*ck from day one. My hope is that during this return Cartini can right the wrongs of the past and give Jax and Brenda the happy ending they deserve. The tiny, tortured mobster and his portrayer-who, btw, can no longer even hide the fact that he is looking at cue cards taped to various props-will hopefully be a non-factor. As for Carly and Jax, that ship has sailed, and that one-note shrew needs to be back-burnered for a while.

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I am beyond thrilled and I so hope they are back together..that will make this fan so happy. Even for a short time it is great to see them back

I would love to see Cartini write for Brenda - I mean Fruza destroyed the Brenda I loved with he last visit. I want Brenda to tell Sonny she is married to Jax just to watch his and Carly's heads explode

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I do look forward to seeing Jax back. I'd trade Jax for Sabrina, Britt, Spinelli, Shawn, Molly, Kristina, Starr, Konnie...

Brenda's last stint was so disappointing on so many levels, the story was atrocious but there was Vanessa Marcil's poor acting. That fact coupled with how mixed the bag of returns has been, I'm not going to get my hopes up. Robert was wasted. Frisco is smug and unappealing in an insta-reunion with Maxie with no angst. Duke is AJ's lackey. Lucy was shrieking about vampires. Anna has only made out with a rubber mask and Luke (not sure which is worst.) Laura showed up for three episodes and Sabrina has been on EVERY DAY. GH has been really bad most of January and all of February. Both DAYS and Y&R have been fantastic in that same time. I hope GH can get back on track...

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So glad Ingo is coming back. I would love to see a triangle between Carly, Jax and Brenda. Although I really could do without Brenda altogether. I an also see Jax paired with Liz. If it were up to me Tracy and Jax would take control of ELQ away from the hole in the foot gang.

I am glad that Carini is working so hard to bring back fan favorites, but I agree that Frisco doesn't have a story, we have been subjected to ugly Betty adnauseum and I haven't heard the nurses ball mentioned in weeks.

All in all, there is still much to be done, but this time last year we were waiting for the cancellation notice. I'll take this much improved but less than perfect GH than the crap Guza and company fed us for years.

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Ravennite613 wrote:
I am beyond thrilled and I so hope they are back together..that will make this fan so happy. Even for a short time it is great to see them back

I would love to see Cartini write for Brenda - I mean Fruza destroyed the Brenda I loved with he last visit. I want Brenda to tell Sonny she is married to Jax just to watch his and Carly's heads explode

The thought of Sony & Carly losing their sh*t over Brenda & Jax being married makes me laugh. Bring it on! Party

But please, no Pod Brenda, and definately NO to a retcon making Dante the father of Brenda's baby after all. *shudders*

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Meh...I have always hated Jax and haven't liked any Brenda storyline since the 90s. Yay for their fans though, hopefully they are given a satisfying storyline while on the show.

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Not familiar with early Brenda stories and did not like her returns. I did not like her at all. Jax also bored me but I would be glad if he came back and then took Carly with him where ever he returns to .

I am anxious to see him on dwts.

I prefer Sonny with Kate/Connie. I just think the scenes with her goes quickly because she is so amusing at times.

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Love Great news I love them both❤

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Personally I love them both. I agree Brenda's last return was complete crap...However I am keeping my fingers crossed that this new regime will write a story more befitting for one of the most popular and legendary characters from GH's past. Jax/Ingo I have always loved... and hated the way he was sacrificed to make Sonny look better at times in the past. I have never been a Sonny fan...but I have always loved Jax. One of the few people that actually made Carly bearable for me.

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Well. I knew this was announcement many were expecting. For some reason, I didn't think VM would be interested in returning this time around. I'm not sure why but I just had the feeling. I have never been any particular fan of VM/Brenda, I'm mostly indifferent toward her. However I am glad for her fans and the show overall, because she does have a special place in its history.

And Jax also should be in the 50th, so that is also good.

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So glad Jax is coming bask. GH needs a romantic leading man. I hope, this time, Brenda is written better. That Balken story was the WORST! I wish Brenda and Sonny could be written "the way they were", when they first became a couple. They had smokin' hot chemistry back then. I just hope Ron C writes a good story for her return because lately, I am having doubts about his writing. Bring on the romance please!!!

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omg i'm soooo excited!!! i love jax and brenda and i really want them to give them a good storyline after wasting their talents the last times they were both on screen.

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Her again?!?! VM is so overrated and the character is played out. Move on already.

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Nysam and iowainmn --both on the money. Robin Mattson, i remember her well back in the day snuggling with Kin on the sofa while Paul Davis's "Cool Night" played in the background. She went on to even MORE fabulousness on Santa Barbara. Her acting has been good this time around, but the writing too elementary. Only yesterday did we see something wonderful, but that was more Mattson's doing than the writers'.

I actually do count myself as a big Brenda fan, but i also didn't like the cackle. I loved their wedding, i thought VM was FABULOUS. I tuned in the entire year she was on, then i tuned out shortly after LOL