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Greg Vaughn is OUT, Jonathan Jackson Is BACK

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There are so many things, or should I say shake ups in the daytime soap world this week I think my head is about spin. Let’s start with Greg Vaughn’s exit from General Hospital.

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Rumors came out a few months ago that Lucky Spencer is going to be put on a recurring character which was squashed right away by portrayer Greg Vaughn. Little did he know something else was going on elsewhere. In Greg’s twitter, he confirmed that GH has decided to take the Lucky character into a different direction. Jonathan Jackson, the original actor who played the character in 1993. It’s been 10 years since Jonathan left the role which has also been portrayed by Jacob Young (JR, /all My Children) until Greg took over in 2003. I’m really sad about this. Greg Vaughn has done a really great job wiht the role. His highlight was the drug storyline which she should have been recognized fro by the Daytime Emmy’s but oh well.

My love goes to Greg Vaughn and his family. I hope to see him soon on TV again. I loved him in Charmed and I loved him as Lucky Spencer in General Hospital so I know he’ll be alright and he’ll definitely make it out there.

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Jonathan Jackson has won awards (3 times) for portraying Lucky Spencer and he is a brilliant actor but he has been gone for so long so it’s kind of a bittersweet for me. It’s going to take a bit of getting used to. Jonathan starts taping tomorrow, October 1st and will air on October 27th. It’s going to be interesting to see him back spar with Tony Geary again. As well as Rebecca Herbst and Tyler Christopher that’s for sure. Maybe with him back, Lucky would finally reunite with his childhood sweetheart “Emily” thru Rebecca, while Liz hooks up with her “dream” Prince Nikolas.

Maybe now the writers will give Lucky his backbone back. He became such a wimp after the drug storyline, somehow. Well, we shall see.

(Source : Soap Central) (Images : Zuma Press, Bauer-Griffin)

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