INTERVIEW: Finola Hughes on General Hospital’s Mob War, Robin’s Exit and Why Anna Needs a Home

It’s going to be a rough month for General Hospital’s Anna Devane. As Port Charles’s police commissioner, she’s got to stop a mob war. Her daughter will soon be leaving town and her boyfriend went behind her back to bring down his mob rival.

At the ABC TCA party, Finola Hughes shared her thoughts on the departure of Kimberly Mcullough, the futility of being a police officer in Port Charles and her surprisingly domestic wish for Anna.

Daytime Confidential: What was it like filming the scenes where Anna learned Robin was alive?

Finola Hughes: It’s amazing to work with her. I love working with her. She is my heart. I just love being in the same room with her.

DC: Since you have worked together for so long, do you feel like Kimberly actually is related to you?

FH: Definitely. I’ve known her for 28 years.

DC: How is Anna going to support Robin when she inevitably figures out that Sabrina really is pregnant with Patrick’s child?

FH: Sabrina’s not going to be in the picture. I guess she’s going to be with Carlos for a while.

DC: What did Anna and Robert do to Faison?

FH: What do you think?

DC: I think they did something to put him out of commission, but didn’t actually kill him, because they are just too good to kill anyone unless it’s self-defense.

FH: I don’t know. It’s going to be very hard not to have him around. But I believe that Anna believes that she did shoot him. They talk about it, she and Robert, and they say don’t tell anyone, so who knows?

DC: Is Anna actually going to be able to stop the mob war?

FH: I want us to be able to be that strong. We could come down on the mob. We should be able to. But here’s the way I look at it, the problem is they’re so good to watch. There has to be times that they slip through your hands, so they can continue to play. If you get rid of one set of villains then you’re going to have to bring in another set, so they always have conflict. But I worry about the mob war.

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    I love Finola and Anna. She was quite the diplomat in her interview. She is always so sweet. I wish she could really let us know how she truly feels.

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    [quote=nysam]I love Finola and Anna. She was quite the diplomat in her interview. She is always so sweet. I wish she could really let us know how she truly feels.[/quote]

    Uhh….yup, exactly. RP (Nathan), “He’s quite good.” Very diplomatic…. 0:)

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    Are people actually embracing Nathan West (Ryan Paevey)? I think he’s boring and dry. Really doesn’t share chemistry with anyone. If they are embracing him it’s only because he’s your boring stereotypical “good looking guy” which even that doesn’t make him interesting!

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    @meltstuff — Unfortunately, Cardboard Cop is the LEAST of this show’s problems right now. It took me roughly 5-10 mins each to get thru the 1/29,30,31 and 2/3 episodes, w/the only memorable moment being Tristan kissing Kimberly goodbye. Too many OTT villians on the canvas right now and very little to invest in. Ron C. has become James Reilly, as many others have stated. Hell, The Edge of Night did this stuff way better, i’m gonna get depressed if i recall all the great soaps of the 70s and 80s! EON also ran a show on a shoestring budge and was 10x more watchable than this crap!

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    Daniel St. John

    It is kind of crappy that Anna is still living in that damn hotel. Give her her own set, dammit!!!!
    And I am still holding out hope that GH snaps up Vincent Irizarry to come on as Dr. David Hayward and tries to come between Anna and Duke.
    A David/Anna/Duke triangle would be great!

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    I thought PP still owns the licenses for AMC & OLTL, so David Hayward would not be able to come to GH. Otherwise, we would see Kiki, Silas, Franco turned back into Starr, McBain and Todd.

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    Watching how dreadfully awful Alderson still is (those scenes at the cop shop on 2/3 being prime examples), i dreamed for a brief moment that she could still be F-I-R-E-D one day, and hopefully sooner rather than later!

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    Anna makes a great cop, but would make a better spy. She needs to go head-to-head with Victor Cassadine. Give Mac his old job back. I miss Mac being somewhat relevant on this show.

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