Anna Devane is use to being in the middle of mob wars in Port Charles and the actress who plays her loves the excitement and action. In a recent interview with Soap Opera Network published on Jan. 23, actress Finola Hughes talked about the current and future mob drama happening on "General Hospital".
Although there are fans who don't enjoy the mob element to the show, part of the responsibility of executive producer Frank Valentini and headwriter Ron Carlivati is to find a balance. Over the years, that is all fans have asked for. Hughes feels there is a "rhythm to the show" under their leadership and is enthusiastic about what the duo has in store with the upcoming mob war.
"I think it was a sink or swim kind of mentality, and everybody just knuckled under and we pushed forward," Hughes told Soap Opera Network. "We have a great leader with Frank Valentini, and a fantastic headwriter, Ron Carlivati, and it all just pulled together. Maybe in the beginning it was bumpy, and we were all trying to find our feet, but they've got us into this wonderful kind of show rhythm. We keep surprising the fans, and it's tune-in-TV."
It's the kind of surprises that once propelled the show to the top of the soap opera word in the 80s and perhaps the same kind of rhythm that has drawn fans back into the 50-year-old soap. Finola Hughes teases that there will be a lot of twists and turns involved in some police action.
"I'm going to be doing a lot of police work, which is great. I love it, and I love working with Dominic [Zamprogana, Dante]. And I think there's this huge mob war that is brewing, and somebody that I care very deeply about is involved in it."
The person she is referring to is Duke (Ian Buchanan) and it will be interesting to see how it challenges their relationship both as a couple and as two individuals on opposite ends of the law. Of course, they have been there before.
But beyond the action, Anna will have some personal turmoil approaching as Port Charles will once again say goodbye to Robert Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) and Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough). It has not been determined on how either one of them will exit, but Hughes said there will be tears.
"It was so sad [having to say goodbye to Tristan]. And Kimberly is leaving soon, which is going to be hard. I'm really not looking forward to that!"
Neither are fans. Tristan Rogers will last be seen on air January 30. Will his departure have something to do with the WSB or the current mob war? You'll have to tune in to find out.