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His next stop had better be Sport Clips.

But hey, his return also coincides with Dr. Obrecht's latest rise from the ashes, so I'm good.
 

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So GH has recast the role of Finn and Chase's father, who was previously played by James Read. They snagged Gregory Harrison for the role, which surprised me until I remembered they already had Greg Evigan on the show for a role last year. Obviously someone in the casting department has a thing for well-kept 1970s/1980s heartthrobs.
 

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I remembered that James Read was cast in that role previously and wondered about the recast, I missed those episodes, I don't know if I was sick that week, or they coincided with summer vacation one year
 

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He was on briefly, on two separate occasions--probably a week or two each time, with the two appearances happening months apart. I think the first time was just to establish the prickly relationship Finn had with both his father and Chase (and why). They also had him visit Finn "professionally"--Gregory had some mysterious symptoms that Finn eventually diagnosed as the after-effects of a bout with Lyme Disease. I think both visits were to give Easton something to do while Finola Hughes was on one of her vacations.
 

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He was on briefly, on two separate occasions--probably a week or two each time, with the two appearances happening months apart. I think the first time was just to establish the prickly relationship Finn had with both his father and Chase (and why). They also had him visit Finn "professionally"--Gregory had some mysterious symptoms that Finn eventually diagnosed as the after-effects of a bout with Lyme Disease. I think both visits were to give Easton something to do while Finola Hughes was on one of her vacations.
With Dante back, I wonder if Mark Lawson is planned to stick around
 

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I k know that Covid has obviously impacted what kind of story we can see onscreen, but most of the current stories seem kind of tepid, like they are trying to figure out how to actually tie loose ends together
 

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Every soap I've sampled (all but Days) has that same tentative, not-quite-sure feeling...but GH is doing the best job of staging the show as if the scenes were pre-Covid. There isn't intimate contact, but the distance between the actors isn't so blatant (like it is at Y&R) nor is there the static staging of B&B. I recently watched Dina's death scenes on Y&R and the entire thing was upstaged by Covid rules. The family matriarch was dying, and the family members were scattered around the living room watching her die from a distance. Nobody held her hand, no one comforted her or fellow family members. I feared Dina would slump over and fall out of the chair she was sitting in....but if she had, the Abbotts probably would have continued to stand there staring at her as if she had some contagious disease (she had Alzheimer's).

In comparison, while watching GH I keep forgetting all the hoops they're having to jump through, which is nice. The stories might be in a lull simply because they're building up to Sweeps.
 

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Every soap I've sampled (all but Days) has that same tentative, not-quite-sure feeling...but GH is doing the best job of staging the show as if the scenes were pre-Covid. There isn't intimate contact, but the distance between the actors isn't so blatant (like it is at Y&R) nor is there the static staging of B&B. I recently watched Dina's death scenes on Y&R and the entire thing was upstaged by Covid rules. The family matriarch was dying, and the family members were scattered around the living room watching her die from a distance. Nobody held her hand, no one comforted her or fellow family members. I feared Dina would slump over and fall out of the chair she was sitting in....but if she had, the Abbotts probably would have continued to stand there staring at her as if she had some contagious disease (she had Alzheimer's).

In comparison, while watching GH I keep forgetting all the hoops they're having to jump through, which is nice. The stories might be in a lull simply because they're building up to Sweeps.
I guess I just want more details about the Cyrus storyline
 
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