Leslie Charleson

First Impressions: Soap Icon Denise Alexander Returns as Dr. Lesley Webber on General Hospital!

Watch out, Scotty (Kin Shriner) and Monica (Leslie Charleson). Dr. Lesley Webber is BACK in Port Charles, and she's feistier than ever! What were your First Impressions of the return of Laura's (Genie Francis) mama on General Hospital?

Chris Robinson Returns as General Hospital's Dr. Rick Webber?!

Forget The Sopranos; the new cable hit General Hospital appears to be aping is The Walking Dead! TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan is reporting Chris Robinson is returning as Dr. Rick Webber, just in time for the sudser's 50th Anniversary.

Fans will recall Rick died in 2002, with his stepdaughter Laura (Genie Francis) believing she'd done the deed. As it turned out, it was ex-hubby Scotty (Kin Shriner) who ended the life of the man Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Lesley (Denise Alexander) spent the late 70's and early 80's fighting over. According to Robinson:

I could never have predicted I'd be rejoining the group but I guess anything is possible on a soap, even when you've been dead 10 years!


Who Should Run ELQ on General Hospital?

Beloved patriarch Edward Quartermaine (the late John Ingle) has joined Lila (the late Anna Lee) in Soap Heaven on General Hospital. Now the question remains, who will lead the Quartermaine family into the next generation?

Daughter Tracy (Jane Elliot) seems a likely choice. She's certainly as ruthless as her late father. For years, Tracy's son Ned (Wally Kurth) served as the gatekeeper for both the Q family, and their Fortune 100 corporation ELQ. Perhaps ol' Eddie Maine will give up his Rock & Roll ways to stick around and head ELQ yet again?

Back from the dead grandson AJ (Sean Kanan) may not have as successful a business track record as Tracy or Ned, but he's just as ambitious. Plus, we're sure Monica (Leslie Charleson) would vote her shares in favor of her son.

Edward always had an affinity for scheming, self-preserving Skye (Robin Christopher). Might he put everything in the hands of his adopted granddaughter?

Although he only learned Baby Danny was his biological great-grandson on his deathbed, would Edward have provided provisions for Jason's (Steve Burton) heir in this will? Sam McCall (Kelly Monaco) ending up with control of a block of ELQ stock would likely cause her in-laws more than enough reason to bicker in Monica's living room!

Then there's Michael (Chad Duell), AJ's son, who is gingerly making steps back into the Q fold, after growing up a Corinthos. Maybe Grandfather wanted to infuse ELQ with some younger blood?

Considering Edward's potential last requests for his empire might prove for naught, as unhinged ex-wife Heather Webber (Robin Mattson) tampered with his will. Could cuckoo Heather walk away with control of the family business? You tell us:

Who Should Run ELQ?

Let General Hospital's Ladies Lead

Now that most of Garin Wolf’s storylines have wrapped or are evolving into something new, GH no longer feels like it's jumping from one thing to the next. We’re beginning to see umbrella storylines immerge. Before, I rarely watched General Hospital live. Now, thanks to storyline hooks, I’ve found myself watching it live more and more. With Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini firmly in place, it's time to infuse Port Charles with what made them so great in Llanview, their leading ladies.

At One Life to Live Carlivati excelled at driving storylines by capitalizing on the struggles, rivalries and love lives of its female characters. To me it was his biggest strength. Who didn’t enjoy his writing for Dorian (Robin Strasser) vs. Viki (Erika Slezak)? Blair (Kassie DePaiva) and Tea’s (Florencia Lozano) frenemy status was often more enjoyable to watch than in their opposite sex romantic pairings. Natalie (Melissa Archer) took on any woman in her path, even her sister. We may have called Jessica (Bree Williamson) “Messica" on the podcast, but even the men in that crazy character’s life revolved around her, not the other way around.

The men of General Hospital have led the pack for years. It's time for the ladies to take the lead and let Carlivati play up one of his strengths.  READ MORE

Monica Dreams of What Jason Could Have Been on General Hospital

General Hospital fans, are you curious to know what Jason's (Steve Burton) life would have been like if AJ (Sean Kanan) never turned his brain into scrambled eggs? TV Guide's Michael Logan has the first peek at Monica's (Leslie Charleson) dream about what her son could've been like, if he never became the second in command of the Corinthos mob. A fan favorite also makes an appearance, *coughs* Alan (Stuart Damon), in Monica's fantasy. Watch the clip after the jump! READ MORE

Leslie Charleson Checks Back Into General Hospital

Look for a much-missed Quartermaine to reappear on General HospitalLeslie Charleson tweeted the good news that Monica will is back on June 13.

Well, it's confirmed...Monica returns!

...AND she is MAD! Once again secrets have been kept from her. Remember all those things you all have been mad about her not knowing?? Well, NOW she KNOWS! Look for her to stir things up starting in July! SHE IS BACK!

According to Soaps In Depth, Charleson's return will take place the week of July 25.