Soap News: Rebecca Herbst Staying At GH! Plus: Will Steve & Kayla Run Away on DAYS?


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— Finally, something positive for General Hospital fans! On Friday (March 11) it was announced the Rebecca Herbst had inked a new deal with ABC to stay on as Nurse Elizabeth Webber.

The veteran star, who’ll celebrate 20 years on the soap next year, gave an interview to TV Insider and thank her legions of fans. “They literally got me through the contract [talks]day by day. When I was doubting myself, and thinking that I might not be able to stay on Gh, I would read their comments on the Internet and feel so secure in whatever decision I made. I knew I was going to be okay, no matter what.”

While Herbst didn’t specify she was on her way to NBC’s Days of our Lives, fans of the genre may want to give a listen to the latest Daytime Confidential podcast over here for that tea… As well as how the stars of GH weren’t aware they were shooting a new promo to usher in the return of Michael Easton. It’s a good listen.

— Here’s that promo, which is still pretty nice… But could you imagine them welcoming back an actual GH fan favourite like Vanessa Marcil’s Brenda or Ingo Rademacher’s Jax?


— Coming up next week on General Hospital (City/ABC): Carly’s (Laura Wright) actions tip the scale in the breastfeeding debate case on Monday (March 21) while Monica (Leslie Charleson) tracks down information in hopes of helping Tracy (Jane Elliot).

Tracy receives encouraging news about her condition on Tuesday (March 22) while Liz (Rebecca Herbst) believes that she may have a way to unlock Jake’s memory.  Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Billy Miller) opt for a fresh start in an unusual way. Spinelli uncovers a lead about Hayden’s (Rebecca Budig) true identity. Nina (Michelle Stafford) continues her quest to start a family.

Liz’s investigation of Hayden turns up some shocking results on Wednesday (March 23). Anna’s (Finola Hughes) conversation with Griffin (Matt Cohen) leaves her wondering about his intentions.

Laura (Genie Francis) and Lulu (Emme Rylan) unearth some mysterious clues that lead to Scott on Thursday (March 24). Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Griffin bond over a shared connection. Paul (Richard Burgi) makes a move to cover his tracks. Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) struggles with her feelings over Parker (Ashley Jones).

— Here’s what’s coming up next week on Days of our Lives (Global/NBC): Ciara (Vivian Jovani) shares her pain about the rape with Hope (Kristian Alfonso) on Monday (March 21). Dario (Jordi Vilasuso) learns the truth about his father’s grim history on Tuesday (March 22).

On Wednesday (March 23), Steve (Stephen Nichols) and Kayla (Mary Beth Evans) consider going on the run. Dario encourages Summer (Marie Wilson) to take advantage of Maggie’s (Suzanne Rogers) riches while Eduardo’s (A. Martinez) return causes havoc in the Hernandez household on Thursday (March 24).

Philip (John-Paul Lavoisier) tells Claire (Olivia Rose Keegan) about starting a record label and showcasing her talent on Friday (March 25).


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