When GENERAL HOSPITAL's new headwriter, Garin Wolf, said, "Sometimes they come back," he meant it! A show spokesperson now confirms what we've been hearing all along, that Stuart Damon is returning to the show by late summer as the long-dead Alan Quartermaine! Damon begins taping next week.
Last time Damon's character "came back from the dead," he was not a ghostly apparition, but rather his sister Tracy's conscience. You know, that voice of reason on her shoulder, always pointing out when she was being more devil than angel. This time around, GH is keeping the secret of his "appearance" close to the vest, and the theories abound! Is Alan's presence, again, divine intervention for Tracy? Or is his otherworldly encounter to ease Monica's broken heart and help her move on, the way Stone's "visit" helped Robin? Or will he be there for Jason, as he contemplates becoming a father? Or, will Alan usher his aging father, Edward, to the "other side"?
What we can tell you is that fans are screaming for more Quartermaines and even hoping for a reversal of history's fatal blow to that popular family. In fact, some have suggested a Bobby Ewing/DALLAS twist where the death of this clan was just a really bad dream. Now there's an idea we can stand behind!