First, expect a major shake up in storylines now that Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman officially have their hands on the tiller – Ron Carlivati’s last writing, according to IMDB, aired on August 18th – so it’s all about the new co-head writers from here on out. Even if you were a Carlivati fan, we can all agree that the plots have been stale recently, so this is great news for GH fans.
For starters, there will be a lot more of the grown-ups in Port Charles and a lot less of the little kids who will be back seated into ancillary roles. Second, the five big PC families – Quartermaine, Spencer, Cassadine, Corinthos and Scorpio – will be part of one big plotline that will launch in the coming weeks that will be mob and law enforcement centric.
Plus Kiki Jerome [Hayley Erin] and Maxie Jones [Kirsten Storms] can expect to see their characters beefed up and Morgan Corinthos [Bryan Craig] will be getting more screen time. There are also some new and familiar faces headed back to Port Charles. Vincent Irizarry is rumored to have been cast as Nathan West’s [Ryan Paevey] mystery day – Valentin Cassadine – the most evil of the Cassadine clan.
Kristina Corinthos-Davis [Lexi Ainsworth] is headed back to PC in time to see her dad Sonny Corinthos [Maurice Benard] get re-hitched to Carly Corinthos [Laura Wright]. Three more returns include Robert Scorpio [Tristan Rogers], Anna Devane [Finola Hughes] and Kyle Sloane [Robb Derringer]. Sloane will be back just long enough to wrap things with Anna and be killed off.
Robert may be back in Port Charles’ law enforcement – remember he was chief of the PCPD – if Jordan Ashford [Vinessa Antoine] is fired, Scorpio could helm the ship again. Anna is going to try and get the Mayor ousted while exposing Sloane and Nikolas Cassadine’s [Tyler Christopher] involvement in the rigged mayoral election. Anna and Robert also have concerns about their daughter.
Morgan will spiral into mental illness and end up hospitalized, but Michael Quartermaine [Chad Duell] will be a source of strength for him. Sonny and Jake Doe [Billy Miller] will share some screen time and may start bonding despite Sonny’ initial reservations. Jake and Sam Morgan [Kelly Monaco] will grow closer as they continue to work against Nikolas. They will find a way to get ELQ back to Mikey.
Nikolas continues his evil arc and, rumor has it, will accept Hayden Barnes [Rebecca Budig] as his queen and they will be the next PC power couple. Helena Cassadine [Constance Towers] is headed back to PC for a brief stint to reveal some secrets. What will she think of Hayden? Hmm… Helena may have two spies in town – Spencer Cassadine [Nicolas Bechtel] and Jake Spencer [James Nigbor].
Looks like little Jake may not have emerged unscathed from Helena’s custody – in fact, she may have sent him to town to be her little droid. Interesting… Look for Brad Cooper’s [Parry Shen] parents to show up, both adopted and biological. Looks like neither may have a clue that Brad is gay and he’ll have to facing losing Lucas Jones [Ryan Carnes] if he doesn’t come clean.
Ric Lansing [Rick Hearst] will not stay put as DA since he will be arrested by Nathan for gaslighting Nina Clay [Michelle Stafford] and trying to steal her money. Ric’s co-conspirator Madeline Reeves [Donna Mills] will be locked up for killing Silas Clay [Michael Easton]. That leaves Nina all alone with Franco [Roger Howarth] and they can finally explore their relationship.
Lulu Spencer [Emme Rylan] will get way too close to Dillon Quartermaine [Robert Palmer Watkins] and Dante Falconeri [Dominic Zamprogna] will get justifiably jealous. Wild rumors persist that Valerie Spencer [Brytni Sarpi] will turn up pregnant and Dillon will offer to pretend the baby is his – at least for a while until he gets closer with Lulu.
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