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Jason Thompson, Rebecca Herbst & Ryan Carnes will play Steve, Jessie & Phil for 52nd Anniversary of 'General Hospital'

Jason Thompson as Steve Hardy, Rebecca Herbst as Jessie Brewer and Ryan Carnes as Phil Brewer. Photo Credit: Rick Rowell/ABC
General Hospital is celebrating its 52nd anniversary on Wednesday, April 1, with an episode that pays tribute to the original medical team that launched the show in 1963.

According to TVInsider, Jason Thompson (Dr. Patrick Drake), Rebecca Herbst (Nurse Elizabeth Webber), and Ryan Carnes (Dr. Lucas Jones) will appear in flashbacks as the iconic Dr. Steve Hardy (originally played by John Beradino), Nurse Jessie Brewer (Emily McLaughlin) and Dr. Phil Brewer (Roy Thinnes).

"It's really captivating," Carnes says of GH's very first episode. "The aesthetic, the music, the mystery—everything draws you in. It's easy to see why the viewers would get into it and want to come back tomorrow."

The episode will finally reveal why Luke Spencer (Anthony Geary) developed a split personality and tried to kill off half of Port Charles. TVInsider called the revelation a "double shocker."

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