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Jack and Kristina Wagner | Hallmark Channel Photo
Jack and Kristina Wagner at Hallmark Channel’s TV Critics Association Winter Press Tour | Copyright 2015 Crown Media, Inc./Michael Simon

If you grew up in the 1980’s, most likely you spent a few hours watching “General Hospital” or other soap operas after school. Back then cable wasn’t prevalent and there were a limited number of channels available.

“General Hospital” introduced us to John Stamos, and it seemed everyone watched the wedding of Luke and Laura. The mid ’80’s also introduced us to future supercouple Frisco (Jack Wagner) and Felicia (Kristina Wagner – though back then she was Kristina Malandro). Felicia, disguised as a boy, was in Port Charles to steal back an Aztec ring that Frisco had recently purchased. Upon discovering she was not a boy, Frisco found himself attracted to her. Through the typical menagerie of soap opera roadblocks (evil fiance, other interested parties, etc.) the two finally found love and each other.

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Jack Wagner and Lori Loughlin on “When Calls the Heart” | Hallmark Channel Photo

Of course, it is soap-opera-land and the two don’t remain together for very long. Not so much for the stars who played Frisco and Felicia. After years of dating, Jack and Kristina finally married in real life and have two kids. Even though they eventually divorced, the two remain friends and co-parents.

Jack landed a recurring role on Hallmark Channel’s “When Calls the Heart” last season as forensic inspector Bill Avery (think of his role as “Little House on the Prairie” meets “CSI”). The show has already commenced principal photography on Season 2, and it was announced that Kristina Wagner would be joining the cast. So Frisco and Felicia fans can rejoice! Sort of.

Her role seems to be clouded in mystery. Will she play a city friend of Elizabeth’s? A former (or maybe current) paramour of Avery’s (though Avery has been sweet on Lori Loughlin’s character, Abigail, since he arrived in town)? Or maybe an acting buddy of Rosemary – Jack’s former fiancee and current thorn in Elizabeth’s side?

WHEN CALLS THE HEART SEASON 2 - In the exciting return to Coal Valley, Elizabeth and Jack are closer than ever after their first kiss, but their budding union barely has time to begin when Elizabeth receives a distressing telegram from home requesting her return.  As Jack gains a new understanding of Elizabeth's high-society family life, Abigail remains in Coal Valley where she nervously awaits the mining disaster trial, and finally confronts investigator Bill Avery about a shocking discovery that could put their own romantic future on hold.  Photo: Kristina Wagner  Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter
Photo: Kristina Wagner Credit: Copyright 2015 Crown Media United States, LLC/Photographer: Eike Schroter

In the exciting return to Coal Valley — “When Calls the Heart” Season 2 — Elizabeth and Jack are closer than ever after their first kiss, but their budding union barely has time to begin when Elizabeth receives a distressing telegram from home requesting her return. As Jack gains a new understanding of Elizabeth’s high-society family life, Abigail remains in Coal Valley where she nervously awaits the mining disaster trial, and finally confronts investigator Bill Avery about a shocking discovery that could put their own romantic future on hold.

Jack teased Frisco & Felicia fans (there are still a lot of them out there!) with this tweet from the Hallmark Channel’s Winter TCA party:

Then later showed proof they were working together with this tweet:

Are you excited about the reunion of Jack and Kristina Wagner on “When Calls the Heart”? Sound off below! 




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21 COMMENTS

  1. I am delighted that Kristina Wagner is joining When Calls The Heart for season 2. I watched the two episodes in which Jack appeared last season, but will become a regular viewer this season because of the roles of both Wagners. As a die-hard Frisco & Felicia fan it’s more than an answered prayer to see them work together in another context. Their conclusion as F&F on GH was a bitter disappointment to most who love them, so this is something of a redemption, even if the show has other romantic plans for Jack’s “Bill Avery.” The combined alchemy of Jack & Kristina Wagner has always been undeniable and still is to this day. I am living to see their new alter egos interact.

    • i am looking forward to season 2 of when calls the heart now that jack and Kristina wagner are on the show it will be nice to see them act together again and to see them bring their talent to something different they are what made F&F on gh so magical

  2. So excited to hear that the portrayers of my favorite Supercouple of all time will be reunited on screen. As a longtime Friscon& Felicia fan, I have long waited for the day I would see them together again. Great job by the Hallmark channel by getting these two special people together again. Congrats to both Jack & Kristina on their new roles.

  3. I was a casual WCTH viewer, my interest piqued with the addition of Jack Wagner late in Season 1. But the news of Kristina Wagner’s addition literally made me jump up and down with joy! I grew up watching General Hospital in its heyday, and seeing Jack and Kristina side by side recalls so many happy memories for me. Frisco and Felicia Jones remained my favorite tv couple long after their time on the show ended, and I’ve always wanted to see these two actors work together again. Their onscreen chemistry – romantic, dramatic, comic, and otherwise – leaves a lasting impression, and I am so thankful to everyone involved for something that feels nothing less than a gift. I hope to see more of them (how about a Christmas movie, Hallmark?!) Though I have no idea how their WCTH characters will be connected, the very fact that the Wagners are sharing the screen together again is enough to turn me from a casual to a dedicated fan of the show.

    And thank you for the photo! Though obviously attractive on their own, Jack and Kristina are simply stunning side by side.

  4. I am so excited about this! I am a huge fan of Jack Wagner and Kristina Wagner. I can not wait for the premiere! Thrilled to see them working together again. I also will be a regular viewer now.

  5. As a 30 yr fan of Jack & Kristina i am very excited to se them on TV again. I watched them as Frisco and Felicia through High School. Then when i started working i bught a VCR and taped General Hospial evdryday. When Frisco and Felicia got married back in 1986 it was the best thing ever. Also looking forward to seeing Kristina in something else besides Felicia. I haved watched When Calls The Heart fro the Beginning. Also looking forward to find out about Bill Avery’s past . #hearties

  6. I’m super stoked about the Wagners being together on the same show again!! General Hospital doesn’t deserve to have both of them on anymore as the head writer had no respect for the veteran actors and characters.
    I’ve never seen WCTH but I will watch it now! On a side note, it’s lovely to see this divorced couple so happy together & still be close friends.

  7. So excited to see Jack and Kristina together on screen again and for season 2 to begin. I’ve been a Frisco & Felicia fan since their beginning and to see them together again in different roles has been a wish for quite some time. Hallmark has made a brilliant decision bringing them together again…there’s nothing else like it!

  8. I am thoroughly stoked about the Wagners rejoining each other in a Hallmark presentation. I love the Hallmarkk station and both Jack & Kristina will be terrific together again. Can’t wait !!!!

  9. So looking forward to seeing the Wagners act together again. Especially in a period piece. These two are like Ryan and Hanks. They just mesh together well. I hope this will not be the last project they work on together. And congrats to Kristina on her documentory and history degree. And Jack, I hope you brought your six string. But I’m rooting for the teacher and the mounty.

  10. So glad these two are acting together again! I’m hoping that love will win out and they will reunite in real life bc they are such a GREAT AND MAGICAL COUPLE! I loved them as F&F on GH, but I want them to reunite bc I believe in true love.

  11. I as so thrilled to see these two together again. As crazy as it seems after hearing the news I went back and re-watched them as F&F. They seem to be two very remarkable and talented individuals and my all time favorite super couple. I love her spunk and independence and his attention to his one great love although they ruined the characters in the end. They just always seem so real and believable. Love you two!

  12. I like Jack and did watch him on General Hospital. However, I don’t want him not Kristen to come in and “take over” When Calls the Heart. The lead characters are perfect just like they are. That’s what I hate about some new shows, everything is perfect and then they start screwing around with everything and the show goes away.
    Don’t get me wrong, I really like Jack, he’s a very good actor.

  13. I have always held the belief that F&F fans rivaled L&L fans in numbers and the amount of comments on this article regarding, lets face it a smaller audience show on the hallmark channel, their reunion proves it. Too bad GH hasn’t a clue. And I’m not even an avid F&F fan per say but the show could truly use some help in the love, romance and adventure department. Way too much doom, gloom and horrid people in PC these days, so much so that I barely watch anymore.

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