What were your First Impressions of Anna (Finola Hughes) and Duke’s (Ian Buchanan) gunpoint reunion on General Hospital?
Finola Hughes is PURE GOLD. I already loved her, but after yesterday's monumental reunion with Duke, I simply adore her.
Anna and Duke were my favorite couple back in the 80s when I first started watching GH. When the two of them were together, it was magic. I always thought Ian Buchanan's dark hair, foreign brogue and sophistication made him the perfect complement to Finola's striking beauty and electrifying charisma.
As typical, she hit every beat yesterday in her performance. Loved the flashbacks, equally for those of us who watched them when they originally aired and for newer viewers so they could see how the two of them looked back then.
At the end, of course, I felt the joy along with her the moment she realized it really was Duke. It was so sweet!
I loved it so much. Finola Hughes rocked those scenes. I was so impressed that this worked so well because I thought after over a months of not seeing Duke he revealed himself to Anna rather quickly.
And then with all the flashbacks and him wanting her to believe him ... and she crying - like really crying - oh it really got to me.
The most amazing thing is that Ian Buchanan and Finola Hughes still have this chemistry.
Anna & Duke reunion ...
Ohh I love this couple and these actors together!!
I just WISH I would have never seen Day's Ian McCallister - he keeps popping up in my mind throughout these scenes which kind of ruins it for me just a bit. But during time I'll get over it, I hope.
Simply amazing! Finola Hughes is my favorite character and actress on this show right now. Can we get this woman an Emmy ASAP? Her reactions were honest and true and so sweet when she realized it was Duke. I remember when I was little, my mom used to watch GH with Anna and Duke and I vaguely remember them, but they were so distinct back then to stay in my memories.
And I LOVED the flashbacks and the fact that Duke used a lot of the same dialogue. Beautiful!
Not looking forward to the day Duke has to tell Anna he's stashing Robin away in a that hospital. It's gonna be awesome and awful at the same time.
Loved the scenes, but time or the makeup and lighting dept. have been kinder to some more than others. Finola looks great! Just wish that "Anna" was paired with someone a bit younger and sexier (i.e. McBain)rather than Luke and Duke.
Am I the only one that sees a mid-life pregnancy coming for Anna? She was dizzy yesterday so I'm expecting that she is preggers with Luke's baby.
I actually watched it more than once this is the best, the acting was superb! They could have devoted an entire eppy to this.
The rest of the eppy was the JaSam show every character dialoging about that damn baby storyline which is boring me to tears...(thus far) Anna's storyline w/Duke has nothing to do with the (now kidnapped) baby drama so its a plus.
"I'm late two decades to be exact, aren't you glad to see me?"
Anna back in kick-A mode...I'm not sure why Duke is doing what he's doing re: Robin at this point don't care if this is a rework... a Tale of two Dukes or whatever. If they bring a character from the dead its always a hard sell for me but sometimes just glad their back...so I stretch my imagination.
"Anna just kiss me, just one kiss and you'll know exactly who I am."
ITA that Finolas's Anna has chemistry up the Wha-Zoo with John she actually animates him from the low energy scenes he usually has with other one note actors on the show. These writers will never unleash him from their selected pairing its pretty clear who he is going to unfortunately. Training is in session...you are trained to accept the pairing they want but I did wish for something different for at least a min.
Loved every minute!
That's how you reunite a supercouple. Days and the rest, please take note.
Finola Hughes looks great, period but she is 52 just 3 years younger than Ian Buchanan. If Anna pregnant was in the hands of Agnes Nixon or Claire Labine than bring it on but RC, please no.
maxsmom-Love(! ) the new avitar featuring KeMo with RH's children. What a kind and thoughtful shout out...
KeMo had a gun on the little one when that pic was taken.
I rarely, if ever, call other posters out on what might be interpreted as questionable commentary. Nor do I get in the way of them expressing their opinions. That's not my style. But if you, bishbay, are insinuating that KeMo would intend violence toward RH's children in anyway, that is incredibly rude and cruel. It's one thing to take shots at a character and their actions within the fabric of their stories. But to make this kind of statement, be it joking or not, is just wrong. That you would go there, knowing the animosity between the respective fan bases is at a fever pitch right now is upsetting enough. If I am wrong in my thinking about what you meant by this comment then I apologize...
Couldn't help but smile watching these scenes today. I wasn't a regular watcher during the Duke-Anna days, but those flashbacks were great. And I love the fact that two men are going to fighting over 1 woman ... a nice change on this show!
FFIT-Just being honest. Thank you...
My vote goes to Duke even though he kidnapped Robin. Luke is just too sleazy for me after seeing him in that brothel last year surrounded by whores and he killed a four year old kid!
I LOVED IT !! This kinda surprises me since I didn't like Anna & Duke, mostly because I loathed Duke. I may become an Anna & Duke fan yet. This is making my GH 80's fan heart happy!
Swan - bishbay makes these kinds of comments all the time. S/He is not a fan of either Liz or Sam. S/He is just being funny and quirky and is never serious when making those kinds of comments.
Swan~ I agree, it's not cool. We're not talking about Sam, he's referring to KeMo. I know bishbay posts like this all the time, I usually think it's pretty funny but this is overboard, IMO.
I follow Rebecca Herbst, NLG, and Kirsten Storms on Twitter and they are so enthusiastic in their support of KeMo on DWTS that it's infectious. I had a favorite going in but this week in particular, KeMo is winning me over.
Ethan and Emma Saucedo are so cute(and KeMo looked great too); according to their mom both are now insisting on attending all DWTS tapings so this may be the first in a series of DWTS Avi
Just to be clear...with my response I was in no way, shape or form agreeing with or condoning bishbay's comment. I was just explaining bishbay's style. I don't think it's funny to imply that Kemo was doing anything inappropriate with the Saucedo kids.