General Hospital fans are about to see a lot of drama play out in Port Charles, as Rebecca Budig is back as Hayden Barnes. Though Budig and the show had initially indicated back in May that she was gone for good, it’s been clear via recent discussions on the show that Hayden was on the brink of a recovery. What General Hospital spoilers are available regarding Budig’s return?
Rebecca Budig shared the news via Twitter noting that she can finally tell everybody she’s officially back on the show. She is clearly quite excited and she thanked fans for all of their support. Budig first showed up in Port Charles in March, brought in by Ric to try to keep Jake way from Liz. That didn’t play out all that well, but Hayden and Nikolas connected. However, as Hayden threatened to tell Jake that he’s really Jason Morgan, Nik tried to take her out.
At the time that the character of Hayden went into a coma, Budig did interviews and talked about being done with the role. Hayden was supposed to be a short-term gig, and Rebecca talked about her love for daytime and interest in scoring another daytime role. It didn’t take long, however, for word to get out that Hayden’s story wasn’t over quite yet.
Fans have loved Budig since her All My Children days as Greenlee Smythe and everybody seems thrilled to know she’ll be back on General Hospital. Spoilers from Soap Central tease that there are big plans for Budig in the role of Barnes, as Rebecca will now be on a contract.
The actress told Soap Opera Digest that she was surprised to get a call from executive producer Frank Valentini about returning to the role. She did think she was done, but it seems that she loved being with the show and Valentini sees a place for her on the canvas.
Just what will happen with Hayden Barnes in the shows to come? That much isn’t known yet, but it seems there is a big plan for her. With Ron Carlivati out, there’s a new team writing for the episodes that will start airing in mid-October or so. Jean Passanante, one of the new co-head writers, has already talked about how fabulous it is to write for Budig again, as the two worked together during their AMC days.
There’s been a lot of buzz about when the big reveal will come that Jake Doe is really Jason Morgan. General Hospital spoilers have teased that it may well take until November sweeps for this all to be revealed, though fans don’t want to wait that long. Now that Laura, Nikolas and Elizabeth all know that Jake is Jason, and Hayden is coming out of her coma, it’s hard to imagine that the secret can stay hidden for that much longer.
How will Rebecca Budig’s character of Hayden Barnes shake things up in Port Charles once she recovers? What do the writers have in store for the character to ensure she sticks around for a while? Fans won’t know much for a bit yet, but they’ll definitely want to stay tuned for more General Hospital spoilers as things come together.
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