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Wishful Storytelling: How General Hospital Can Bring Lucy Coe and Serena Baldwin Home!

Lynn Herring, Meredith Hagner, General Hospital, As the World Turns

Soap-opera-sexpot-turned-rancher Lynn Herring hasn't forgotten about Lucy Coe, the insanely popular minx she played on General Hospital and the GH spinoff Port Charles on and off from 1985-2003. In last week's Soap Opera Digest, Herring talked about the "tricky" logistics involed in bringing Lucy back to the almost 50-year-old serial. Said Herring:

"It's tricky, because I know I would love to be back on the show, but in the same breath, I can see the struggles we have in this climate right now with trying to entice the audience back, and bringing in a lot of the One Life to Live people, and bringing back some of the old people who still have kids there."

Oh, is that all that's keeping my Lucy Coe from coming home? Easy fix!

Wishful Storytelling: Bring back Scott (Kin Shriner) and Dom's (Shell Danielson) daughter Serena Baldwin (Wishful Casting: Meredith Hagner)! Lucy carried the kid to term and eventually became her mother in every way that counts.

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Maybe Serena dated Trey (Erik Valdez) at Yale? Once she reads about his involvement with that mob princess Kristina Corinthos (Lindsey Morgan) on, Serena makes a beeline to upstate New York to get her man back!

What if Ms. Baldwin was the Queen Bee of the hive of Ivy League mean girls who treated Kristina like poop on the soles of their Pradas, once they learned how Sonny (Maurice Benard) got her into the prestigious school?

Perhaps as part of the ginormous Taub trust Dominque established for Serena, the young woman now controls a block of ELQ stock? This would lead Tracy (Jane Elliot) to blackmail her son Dillon (Wishful Casting: Josh Kelly) into leaving Hollywood to return to the Q fold. Tracy wants Dillon to romance Serena in order to get that stock back in Q hands where it belongs!

The Quartermaine battle axe could secretly buy the rights to the production company that just optioned Dillon's groundbreaking indie film. She promises to release the flick once Dillon has his hands on Serena's stock. Spanky hates to go to such lengths against her own son (Who am I kidding? No she wouldn't!), but with corporate raider Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher) snooping around an all-grown-up Serena—lusting for both the young woman's ELQ shares and possibly 50 shades more—Tracy has to think fast!

Having tangled with the Q's herself, while married to the late Alan (Stuart Damon)—in a red wedding dress no less—Mama Lucy could come back to lend her girl a hand, not to mention a scheme. While back in Port Chuck, Lucy takes a meeting with publishing mogul Todd Manning (Roger Howarth). Following a recent encounter with Kate Howard (Kelly Sullivan), who name-dropped Lucy, Todd has become very familiar with Lucy's work for Deception, Jax Cosmetics and hunting vampires. Hey, he does own a tabloid!

Todd wants to rebrand Manning Enterprises' struggling Crimson magazine brand as, a Port Charles-based take on The Huffington Post, only focused on fashion, cosmetics and gossip. He offers Lucy the editor-in-chief job, a seven figure salary and a seat on ME's board. Meanwhile, when Scotty gets wind of the Q's, Jax and Lucy all being interested in his daughter's massive inheritance, he returns to stake his claim.  Come on, Cartini, make it happen!