For a long time, Lynn Herring and Jon Lindstrom’s Lucy and Kevin were a popular couple on not only General Hospital but also on sister soap Port Charles, which ran from 1997-2003.
Lynn Herring and ‘Port Charles’
Viewers saw in classic episodes that Scotty (Kin Shriner) told Lucy that she’d made the wrong choice to go with Kevin all those years ago. Many fans agreed with Scotty, but there’s also plenty of support for Kevin, too. Herring recalls Lucy being torn over which man she wanted to be her true love and how the trio got even more air time when they were spun off (as the leads) to Port Charles.
“I remember how excited we were when Port Charles started,” Herring recently shared with TV Insider. “We were so pleased with the triangle we had on GH. Lucy is passionate and wacky and she had fallen for the very safe Kevin but she still had this pull towards wisecracking conman Scotty. Lucy was torn between these two impulses – feel safe and being excited.
“When Lucy [was] caught kissing Scotty, I remember feeling how really sad it was – almost the end of an era with this triangle. I think things like this happen in real life in that Lucy’s indecision resulted in her being alone.”
General Hospital History
GH made its debut in 1963 and is the second longest-running daytime soap opera in American history. The longest-running sudser is Guiding Light. While it’s not the longest-running sudser, General Hospital is the longest-running soap opera currently on air.
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Bringing the Drama
More than five decades of gripping drama has kept the daytime sudser on the air as other soap operas were axed. It is one of only four remaining soap operas currently on the air. The other three daytime dramas include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). GH airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for air times.