General Hospital Fans: Get Your Phil Once More!

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Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when I was living in a pink-shag-carpeted box of a dorm room at the UW Eau Claire, my beloved roommate Puz and I fought about just one single thing — the superiority of General Hospital versus Guiding Light and which would lay claim to the 2pm time slot on our single TV.

She — and GL — won the argument on the lure of the Beth/Phillip/Lujack love triangle alone.

Eventually my passion for daytime drama was thwarted by the necessity of daytime job.

Still, some 20 years later, my heart did a nostalgic little pitter patter when an email appeared in my inbox sporting the subject line “Daytime Drama Star Grant Aleksander Ressurrects His Role As Phillip Spaulding on Guiding Light Monday, Feb. 9 on the CBS Television Network — straight from the network’s cyber-mouth.

And so he is.

When I die, I would like to come back as a daytime television star — and here is why. You’re never really gone; you’re just waiting on a better storyline. In this case, Phillip (and three cheers to the network for NOT bringing back the venerable character with a who-the-hell-is-that-guy new actor) was shot and not killed by his father Alan (the also venerable Ron Raines) some five years back. That’s real time, not necessarily Springfield time.

And on Feb. 9, whenever your local CBS affiliate shines the Light, he’ll resurrect himself when he learns that his daughter’s former beau is looking for him — and discovers dear old dad about to marry Beth!

Awwwww. Phillip! Beth! I wonder what Lujack would think about all of this.

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