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Brytni Sarpy Cast On General Hospital As Valerie Spencer!

Photo Credit: Dana Adams

Photo Credit: Dana Adams

You probably noticed that there is another member of the Spencer clan on General Hospital! 

Today on March 20th, fans saw Brytni Sarpy as Valerie Spencer, the daughter to Luke’s (Anthony Geary) and Bobbie’s (Jackie Zeman) sister, Pat (Dee Wallace).

GH head writer Ron Carlivati told Soap Opera Digest on casting Sarpy:  “Brytni  is great.  She auditioned, actually, for Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) and just seemed too young for the part but really caught our eye, so she was someone that we kept in mind and then we brought her back for Valerie.”

So, will the role of Valerie just be short term while the truth about Luke’s past comes to light?  Might she be on longer?  How will she figure into the story?  Comment below!

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jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

She seems ok so far…better having her tied to one of the iconic core families like the Spencers instead of starting another newbie family…as for Jordan id like to see a shocking twist for her…let her not be the goody goody she presents herself to be to Anna…have Jordan secretly using Anna in helping her destroy both Sonny and Julian because she is really working undercover for Helene Cassidine, and Jordan is really Jordon Cassidine, Helene’s granddaughter!!!

juls
juls

I read some where that she will be leaving, don’t know if it’s true.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think i read that too now that you mentioned it-if true, she’ll probably be killed off!!!

nme
nme

I hope so.

Patricio
Patricio

Your comments regarding keeping core families alive and growing is key to this or any soaps success.

Casadine said and Spencer klans should rule with non-mob Corrinthos should push story.

Robert
Robert

She is beautiful and so far she did very well in her scenes today with Tracy and Lulu. It annoyed me a little bit the way Tracy reacted to Valerie being Patricia Spencer’s daughter. Tracy has mixed heritage blood relatives in her precious Quartermaine family.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, this girl is very pretty, Robert.
But, I don’t think Tracy meant any harm here. Her comment was a natural reaction; an innocent remark without any malicious intent.
I wonder how old she’s supposed to be? Patricia is older than Luke, right? I guess she could have had Valerie in her forties…or she could be adopted. I’m intrigued.

Shay
Shay

Despite the fact that Tracy is a true “woman of the world,” one must realize that this entire Luke/Fluke nonsense has really thrown her off her game. As much as she has become nonchalantly accustomed to all sorts of unsavory shenanigans within her own Quartermaniacal clan through the years, this insanity with the Frankenspencer is a whole new level of depravity for this lady. Hence, I can give her a pass on this one…she was not exactly in her natural milieu at the time, and I can only imagine the trepidation she was feeling whilst treading in such unfamiliar waters….of course, she was shocked at this revelation, and I strongly suspect it won’t be the last time Tracy makes a discovery that knocks her socks off….surely there’s going to be all kinds of sordid and tawdry things to come in this salacious storyline……

Barbara
Barbara

I think Tracy was just very surprised, nothing more. Not reading anything into that surprised look.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think Tracy was referring to race because when ard Valerie indicated Pat was her mother…Tracy said there must be a mistake…or something to that effect…to which Valerie answered something about her mom being white. Regardless, Tracy was not being racist or disapproving, just initially surprised.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

ENOUGH with the new characters… someone needs to fire Ron before this gets taken out of hand. Focus on the bloated cast you ignore when you get bored with what you’re writing already.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree. It’s endless torture. The focus and purpose of any storyline gets lost in the shuffle. The Fluke story needs to be stitched up and knotted. The last thing it needs are more characters to make the story even more convoluted.

Patricio
Patricio

A 40 year plus GH VIEWER. I agree that Fluke story is insane!

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

I don’t think firing him is the problem…… The easy way to fix this problem is to tell him he can’t hire anyone else. It’s that simple. But I don’t think it’s Ron. Frank does a lot of the hiring, Ron just writes the characters. They BOTH need to be told that they aren’t allowed to hire anyone else for a long time.

Nk3play2
Nk3play2

I’m very happy to see another person of color. I’ve heard rumors that she’s Nathan ex-girlfriend.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I love Nathan and Maxi and am rooting for them. But should the writers put her back with Spinelli, I think Brytni and Ryan Paevy would be great together…looks-wise…have to wait and see how they’ve drawn her personality.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Really? WOW. Now, you’ve got my attention, Nk3play2. I perked right up. I think they will look good together. No more Maxie…Hallelujah!! …enter Spinelli.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

And i suppose if its true that Valerie is Nathan’s ex, she’ll probably have his kid that he never knew he had-doesnt anyone ever ask for child support?…lol

jimh(leave it beaver)
jimh(leave it beaver)

Now who is Valerie’s father…deep sigh!!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Sean’s older brother?

Michael
Michael

I’ll take over bloated casts for $1000.

Shay
Shay

Good one, Michael!…..(More like “The Daily Double” with the dual addition of this actress and then RB, too.)

Aria
Aria

She’s a real Beauty hope that RC remembers though that Michael and Morgan are related to her and not have her as their next potential love interest I say this because early on when Luke was starting to ” act” all weird and hit on Kiki, the show made it look like luke was just this distant family member especially with Morgan when in fact he’s their grandmas brother, it was strange how he interacted with Luke yet was fine seeing lullu as a relative. If theres one thing I do wat to complaint about is how the Spencer’s cassadine and Jerome and Corinthos continue to expand yet we hardly have any webbers or devanes . In my mind anna has a child out there with robert whom she had when they both were assumed killed back in 1992 and then separated anna doesn’t remember though because she ended up having amnesia and no memory when in2002 she showed up in pine valley and found by her twin Alexandria. I know the show can’t mentioned alex because of the lawsuit but anna should at least have more relatives . I’m so tired of how many characters Sam and Carly are related to . Same alone is related to the cassadines and jeromes and has a quatermaine child, and how bout more hardy or webbers , ok I’m done with my little venting .

CeeCee
CeeCee

I’ll take over your venting, Aria…LOL.
Who can compare with Sonny?? He has been blessed with such energetic and fertile seed that he puts other much younger men to shame…..like a rabbit (buck).
Furthermore….Rocco is older than his unborn uncle/aunt….a Jerome to boot. When will it end!!!!
Soon, PC will be overrun by so many Corinthos’ progeny, in-breeding will be “thing”.
I agree with your reasoning all the way.

vinman
vinman

Whole heartedly agree.More Hardy’s (GH first family)and Webber’s would mean they would actually need to write about a hospital. Sarcasm intended.

Timmm
Timmm

She is stunning AND can act so I hope they keep her on the show.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Be careful what u wish for, Timmm. She may have close ties to your un- beloved, Nathan. Lol…they would make one stunning couple!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Val will probably will suprise Nathan with his long lost son who will grow up suddenly next year and marry Maxi’s grown daughter Georgie…lol

Timmm
Timmm

Dont you know it. Nathan is GH’s number one star. WHY?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

By the way, Timmm…if I remember correctly you had mentioned to me Stephan Nichols was in retirement and probably wouldn’t be the surprise return. Now I see he’s going back to B&B…so disappointed. Was really hoping for the return of Stefan Cassadines.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Cassadine

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Stephan N. is going back to Days not B&B-and i believe its short term…

Chrizzz88
Chrizzz88

I think she’s GORGEOUS first of all. But I’m tired of the Luke/Fluke storyline, I mean come on its been dragging waaaaay to long. Now back to Valerie I would love to see them bring her to Port Charles and put her in a Nathan, Spinelli,Maxie, love square.

su0000
su0000

yippie!
I luv luv luv new characters!!
they bring new direction to the older vets and brings them up front in new story comeing out of new characters..
It the soap moving and keeps it from becoming stagnate..

this is so good!
Another Spenser!
Valerie Spencer will indeed bring the Spensers to life !!!

I can’t wait for this action to begin!!

Dan
Dan

Cue the hand wringing about the “huge and over bloated” GH cast.

As I always say whenever that’s brought up, the only people that should be concerned about the size of the GH cast are Frank Valentini and ABC, since they have to manage the budget and pay the bills, and they seem to be doing a fine job managing everything very nicely.

Liked what I saw of Brytni in her debut scenes. Pretty girl, and she seems like she can act, which she’s gonna have to if she’s gonna be going toe to toe with the likes of Tony Geary, Jane Elliot, Jackie Zeman, Dee Wallace and company! Another piece of the puzzle in putting this story together. Very intrigued to see where it all leads.

Tim
Tim

Since GH has never had a major lesbian character,maybe Valerie will turn out to be the first.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

She’s beautiful and in the little we’ve seen of her she seemed a natural! Think she’ll fit in well…

Ces
Ces

Tired of newbies. And since there is no post for it, really tired of the returning-wife syndrome!! How totally Unoriginal to have REbecca Budig playing “Jake’s” long lost wife. I’m sure it’s a Helena trap but still, could they not think of something else that we haven’t just done with Nina & Silas? I didn’t even like Rebecca Budig on AMC, ,why, why, why must she come here?

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Me thinks Sonny sent her to break up Liz and Jake so his bro Ric can have her…lol

Ces
Ces

lol! Or Carly? So she can have him.

Shay
Shay

Good question, Ces. And while we’re talking “unoriginal,” how about RB’s character dubbing her “husband” as “Jake Barnes?” What is that all about? Is Ron C entertaining Hemingway-esque delusions of literary grandeur? And will anybody observe that Port Charles’ favorite amnesiac shares a name with the narrator of “The Sun Also Rises?” Certainly SOMEONE should notice such an odd coincidence? I mean, there seems to be a fair number of supposedly well-educated, sophisticated people populating the town….hello????

RichCD
RichCD

What happened to Rosalie? She was going to ‘spy’ on Michael for Helena. I guess she’s hanging out at the New Deception Spa.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Are you not caught up? She is working as Michael’s asst / receptionist and rigged the phones. She’s already been shown spying on him…and reporting to Nicolas who’s trying to steal ELQ.

CeeCee
CeeCee

This is the beginning of yet another convoluted and stupid storyline that will never catch on, RichCD.
As I keep repeating, the writers come out with so many bedazzling ideas out of the blue, which eventually all fizzle out. Look at how many storylines are left open.
Why is Rosalie spying on Michael anyway? Was that ever revealed? Of course not…..not interested. No real beginning, no middle and no sensible ending.

Shay
Shay

Exactly, CeeCee…..GH is the soap written by—and for—-those afflicted with ADHD….why create cohesive, complete storylines and develop characters with some depth when you can always just spin a new dead-end yarn or add yet another flavor-of-the-month club newbie? I will say I would have been far more welcoming to the concept of this latest role had it had panned out to be the rumored vehicle for the return of Julie Marie Berman, aka “Old Lulu.” I had read that she was being wooed back to the show, not in her original incarnation, but as the current Lulu’s cousin, which sounds suspiciously like who this girl is purported to be. Hence, unless Patricia has another daughter stashed somewhere, we have missed out on the chance for a Berman encore appearance.

Ces
Ces

I agree CeeCee. I don’t even know why the Cassadines what Q money. I thought The Cassadines were more powerful than anything? Lame.

Ces
Ces

*want* Q money

CeeCee
CeeCee

Furthermore, I do not buy into this spying business. I must have missed some episodes because I don’t remember any conversation between Rosalie and Nik until the other day. I do remember Helena’s threats at the house on Elm Street, though….so scaaaary….shaking in my pumps. I cannot see Nikolas in “concert” with Helena….somethin else is up. And, I really do not care to find out. TPTB “build me up, just to let me down…buttercup” . LOL.

su0000
su0000

I know exactly what is going on and it is awesome..
ok..
how many are doing other things while watching GH to miss it all lol
Rosalie is spying on Michael/ELQ for Helena who knows her ”secret” and is blackmailing her, the Cassadines want ELQ .. very simple … lol everyone knows that ..

Cassadines want ELQ for more power and money, they lost money when their billion dollar clinic of horrors blew up, of course… and it makes for a good story..
All is well and as it should be 🙂

Timmm
Timmm

She was supposed to be connected to someone in Port Chuck?

Michael
Michael

I really hope she stays. Does anyone remember the name of Judge Walters daughter? Is it possible Valerie is her? Could definitely see her with Nathan, Nickolas (remember him and GIA), or she could be the Girlfriend of Serena Baldwin. So much they can do with this Character….

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah. But, I want to get to know her first.

su0000
su0000

yes!!
so much they can do with the new character Valerie and all connected to her will get good upfront stories, great for the vets..
Same with the other new character, Haydon.. where she came from and why and what she will be doing will be fun to figure out..
that is why I love new characters they bring new and exciting stories that are always connected to vets giving them upfront stories 🙂
and never time to get bored ..

Timmm
Timmm

That was a good idea if they would have casted her as Judge Walters daughter. She would be tied to the Q’s if Monica and him were to hook up. But, since she is Pats daughter, I doubt Valerie is connected to the Judge.

dee
dee

yes i can see that too she be so good with nathan.

Satan
Satan

While I’m opposed to the current regime flooding Port Charles with newbies, as a rule, I could make an exception for this one.

We could always use more Spencers. Especially HOT Spencers.

Let’s keep Valerie and dump the NuTwitKiki, who is almost as useless as the old one.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@su.
Ah, my sweet, su. Unfailingly, you see GH and all its players through rose-colored glasses, skipping through fragrant fields of likewise-colored tulips, holding hands with Tiny Tim?….LOL. YOU are a true, loyal fan with many valid points, and I love you for never vacillating.
I, too, welcome new characters as long as the story they bring is fresh ….not recycled. Valerie is an extension of the Fluke storyline, one on which everyone has overdosed, and over-dozed…..so tiiiired, Su!
The only thing I will entertain is ; if Valerie and Nathan come together. Perhaps then, we will see a mature Nathan with ( that should make Timmm like him a little?) a mature woman instead of this vapid, mindless girlie girl Maxie, who gives blondes a bad name. (sorry to all blondes out there… I’m a blonde myself…lol.)
Keep writing, Su. I like it!!

su0000
su0000

Hey CeeCee 🙂
you should tippy toe through the tulips with me lol..
Valerie Spencer doesn’t even know who Luke is..
She seems oblivious to anything Spenser family wise..
There is another plan for her and it will be a surprise, RC is very good with surprises..

The Luke/Fluke story will be Tony’s exit, I feel that is what it is all about..
He wants to spend his later years in Amsterdam that is where his heart is..
so.. Valerie would have no purpose being overly involved with Luke..
Me, I love mystery characters ..

CeeCee
CeeCee

You know, Su. You might just have a point there. It didn’t even occur to me that Valerie is not at all a Spencer. Rheumy-eyed Luke , lurking behind the door with a gun, may just have threatened her to say whatever. So, who is she? Hmmmm!

Timmm
Timmm

Okay CeeCee, I will say something nice about Nathan. If him and Valerie were to get together and have children, they would be drop dead gorgeous!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You got that right, Timmm….LOL.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Shay.
Hi, Shay.
Thank you for taking the time and effort to reply. Sorry, your comments disappeared in cyber space. I’ve been so good…LOL. My posts haven’t gone kaput these last few days, albeit my fingers have been itching so badly, I hope I can control them. Ha!

I must say that , amidst all the screaming kids at the concert, I was pleasantly surprised by Ms Grande.
She is not the diva depicted in the tabloids. She broke down crying…humbled by the overwhelming reception and accolades….she was sold out. She said something like, “….I can’t believe I’m here!”.
We got home so late, I could not fall asleep.

Okay, then. Our favorite subject…Alexis. I think you’re right. She could be a great comedienne….even her facial expressions work well with her body language. Yeah, her clothes are the wrong size….I don’t understand why….so ill fitting. But, she does have nice hair? I am really trying to hold my tongue. LOL.

I wonder, Shay. If Nina was cast in a different role, one which was more to your liking; would she, then, be more endearing to you? The same goes for Sabrina…would you be more tolerant of her? I can’t wait for your answer…LOL. I suppose I understand your antipathy toward certain protagonists…I mean, I cringe every time I see Sam and Sonny…soooo…..
You already know I have a girl-crush on Nina, and I do like Sabrina…I just like her personality…I think she is probably as easy-going in real life. I don’t know, I think I’d like her as a friend…she exudes kindness …that’s how I see her.
I haven’t made my mind up about Rosalie yet. She is so inconsequential right now, I can’t really take her seriously. Am I making any sense?
Alors, Shay…doux reves!….

Timmm
Timmm

Girls, may I jump in. Ms. Grande was recently in my hometown. I missed her show and I regret it now after reading the review. It said what you referred to CeeCee as being humble but also described her talents, enthusiasm and never ending energy! Nothing more sweet than a handsome guy or pretty woman who is humble. She is beautiful!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yeah, Timmm. Too bad you missed a formidable performance…and, she’s not only beautiful, but also down to earth, as most Italians are wont to be. Believe me, I live among many snobs , nouveau riches, who give themselves airs…..empty-headed…..airheads with new money.
You could see her on utube ( I think) as a guest of ‘ Late Night’ with Jimmy Fallon. She’s sweet …she was up to any challenge Jimmy asked of her…great fun- girl.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Well, it appears that randy granny Alexis has recovered from yesterday’s temporary case of the vapors, since she managed to show up for Nina’s hearing dressed in her usual unladylike manner….i.e., more appropriately attired for a streetwalkers’ convention than a courtroom procedure in that tight leather skirt and with her cleavage served up on a very visible platter. So much for her conniption fit where she fancied herself some horribly shamed paragon of purity….me thinks she doth protested far too much for it to be credible anyway….LOL. Having said that, I’m so disappointed to have missed your undoubtedly witty observations about “Mrs. Monchichi”….I’m sure they were totally priceless, as much as or even more so than your gran’s….she sounds like a wonderful and feisty—yet very decorous—woman! Please send her my regards……

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….I read about the Grande concert, and it was quite well-received…I’m glad you had such a fun time! By the way, I loved Ariana’s black Louboutin boots…too cute!!!! Having said that, she does exude a more wholesome, well-bred quality than many of her contemporaries….something this world, in general—and young ladies, in particular—need in the form of a role model. Good for her. As for Alexis, yes, I also prefer her in more of a character-driven comedic mode….her “hot (grand)mama” shtick is way overdone…..just wait until you see today’s scenes with Julian….completely ridiculous! Especially when she feigns such mortification that Patrick caught a naked glimpse of her favorite “accessories.” Yeah, right!!!!! I’ve never seen anyone so devil may care about parading her goods for all and sundry to behold, and yet we are supposed to buy that she has suddenly had a momentary touch of modesty? Give me a break….LOL! (Besides, when Dr. Drake has already enjoyed the sight of nubile Sam’s glorious figure, I would not expect that anything Alexis has to offer would make much of an impression upon him!) As for your query regarding MS, I cannot imagine any scenario in which I would find her even remotely bearable, since her performances all seem to be very one note to me….be it as Phyllis or Nina, there’s no discernible difference….hence, I can’t possibly fathom that a change of character for the actress wouldn’t produce identical results. It is rather the same case with Sappy, although my biggest problem with her is that I just don’t find her very skilled dramatically-speaking, so even though I do hold much derision for the actual character she portrays, I would have no positive expectation of enjoying TC in any other vehicle. Therefore, I guess that would have to be a nay on both of these ladies, regardless of the roles they play…sorry, just being honest! When it comes to taking to characters and those who portray them, I’m just a tough customer….right now the only person on GH that really sends me is Dr. O. I just love me that Kathleen Gati! (And she is one woman who I could watch playing other characters, but she’ll always first and foremost be Liesl Obrecht to me!!!!) Lastly, in terms of Grossalie….I’m just sort of mildly indifferent to her at present….she’s been in mothballs for so long that her return has yet to make much of an impact, so of course, your comments about her makes perfect sense to me. However, if she comes to fisticuffs with Sappy, then I’m all in for her to prevail! Quite frankly, I think I’m simply suffering from ennui with the monotonous happenings in Port Charles right now….there’s far too much emphasis on the who (more newbies…) and the what (unending storylines…) and not nearly enough attention paid to the why, where and how of the situation(s), which makes for a very incomplete viewing experience..I’m a detail-oriented type, and I require a lot of information when I process… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Right on , Shay….
Hello!!!! Well, I submitted a comment concerning Alexis unbecoming behavior today…couldn’t resist. There went my promise out the window…but, it did not make it. Yours did. How come? LOL.
Acting so coy, she was! Get a room! I really do not tune in to watch this. I was actually waiting for Jake and Liz to do “something”, instead I get bombarded with heavy breathing from a woman older than my mother, who sounded on the brink of having a heart attack. ….heaving and slobbering.
I can’t repeat what Gran said….censored. LOL.

dee
dee

oh god i hope she stays for while the second she opened that door i think we all fell in love with another spencer <3 michael thank you for the post.

mikey24
mikey24

I have NEVER disliked an actress more in my life. TERRIBLE!

Apart from her annoying appearance (that lower lip/jawline) her acting is absolutely atrocious! I get that her character is upset but does she have to “cry-talk” every line?

I really hope they do something here. What a bad choice

Tabitha
Tabitha

As pretty as Valerie is…I do not love her angry acting scenes..and I hope her and Dante do not get too close. AS FOR CASTING …I think Blair from OLTL should have been Nina. I think Jake is too young…

Debbie c
Debbie c

Gross,,,,,,,don’t like her, trying to steal lulu’s husband and she’s funny looking, go for it and kiss your family goodbye, and spinelli, sick of his pathetic ass, get over it dude you should be concentrating on the bags under your eyes and your severe case of the uggs. Yuck no brainer Maxie stay with Nathan he’s a hottie

Von
Von

I’m not trying to be mean, but Valerie does not look related at all to the Spencers. Not because she’s a mixed race but because she is just so unattractive. I hope she doesn’t get mixed up with Nicholas or Dante, If so she is so broke how did she come up with a gown to the ball? I’m sure she just went on stage and danced the whole routine she’d never seen before? I know it’s TV. I know it’s a soap, but try to be a little more reasonable. anyhow I am a GH fan since 79 woop woop!

Kathleen
Kathleen

Who knows who Valerie Spencer’s dad is or who was
Maybe it was Bradley or Justus Ward

Barbara Plotkin
Barbara Plotkin

What is the big secret about valerie spencr’s father ?

Rhonda
Rhonda

Valerie needs to leave town & never come back. Not a good actress. No depth to her!! Needs to become “real”. Not believable! She is annoying. Like she is late to the party. Never going to catch up or fit in!

Diane
Diane

You are sooooooo ! Right

kg
kg

valerie she can have the baby with dante but dante and lulu gets to the parents for valerie child

peggy finley
peggy finley

Valerie should leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breaking News

Natasha Henstridge To Play Opposite GH’s Departing Vinessa Antoine in DIGGSTOWN

More casting news from the upcoming Canadian legal drama series, Diggstown which will star General Hospital’s Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) in the central role of Marcie Diggs.

As fans know, Antoine will be exiting GH in the role of Jordan as she begins filming the CBC series.

However, Antoine is getting a co-star on her new show, in none other than Natasha Henstridge.  The actress has previously appeared in CW’s Beauty and the Beast and Secret Circle.

 

According to Deadline, in Diggstown, Natasha will play Colleen MacDonald, a single, no-nonsense, openly gay director of legal aid now headquartered in Halifax after being blacklisted by the legal community in Toronto. She hopes to one day work her way back home.

As for the premise of the new series, Diggstown is set in the gritty arena of legal aid.  It centers on Marcie Diggs (Antoine), a star lawyer who reconsiders her priorities after her beloved aunt commits suicide following a malicious prosecution. Landing at a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marcie is driven by one thing – to never again allow innocent lives to be destroyed by the justice system.  The team of lawyers that Marcie works with are a curious band of do-gooders, cynics and scrappers – messy souls struggling to keep personal disappointment and demons out of their practice as they work directly in the community to find justice for their diverse clients, exploring issues of racism, poverty and gender bias.”

Antoine is the first black actress to be cast as a dramatic series lead on iconic Canadian Broadcasting Company, CBC.

So, what do you think of the premise of Diggstown?  Sounds intriguing to us! Comment below.

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GH’s Kathleen Gati and Michelle Stafford Deliver The Power Performance of The Week!

A grieving mother and sister found themselves stuck in a revenge plot gone haywire, that provided the backdrop in which two accomplished actresses; Kathleen Gati (Liesl) and Michelle Stafford (Nina) were able to shine on episodes of General Hospital.

Although Peter’s kidnapping went on far too long, and fans on social media have their own viewpoints as to what they think of Mr. August aka Henrik Faison (Wes Ramsey), the final week of taking Peter hostage to torment him as payback for his part in Nathan’s death; gave Gati and Stafford scenes from the comedic, to the emotional, to the cray-cray, and more..

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On Thursday’s episode, Nina is trying to talk down Liesl from torching the place, but Liesl is becoming more unhinged and more grief-stricken.  She says to Nina, “I lost my son.  I gave Nathan up to protect him.  I spent my life not even daring to gaze in his direction for fear that Cesar would take him.  I never wanted my son to be like him, and now my beautiful boy is buried in the ground, while the other son is still breathing!  So, I must finish this my way, Nina  …  with or without you!”

Pleading, an emotional Nina responds: “Aunt Liesl, you are not the only one who lost time with Nathan.  I did, too.  I missed him growing up.  I missed his childhood, and seeing the incredible man he turned into.  I feel his absence and I feel the loss every second of every day.  I hate Faison, and I will for the rest of my life, and I hate Anna (Finola Hughes) just like you did, but that does not justify what I have done… being an accomplice in this crazy revenge.  None of that is going to bring my brother back.”   Nina goes on to say:  “I knew J would not want his mother grieving alone. This isn’t grief anymore … this is madness.”

Obrecht with rage and sadness in her eyes says, “The brightest souls like my Nathan are extinguished.”  And from there, as viewers know by now, Liesl sets the fire, which sets the stage for Nina’s rescue, and the Friday cliffhanger of Finn (Michael Easton) having to decide whether to go in the burning building and get Peter out, or not.

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Later on the pier, a stoic, but grief-stricken Liesl is arrested.  She spitefully tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) and Jordan (Vinessa Antoine), “Tell Anna something for me: ‘Now we are even!”‘

Earlier in the week, we saw how Kathleen Gati navigated the comedic yet dramatic moments as she had to knock Franco (Roger Howarth) out, while she was trying to get back to Spoon Island, as he realized Obrecht was the guilty party who took Peter.

Gati has made Obrecht, this one-of-a-kind character, come to life, no matter what the circumstances the writers put her in.  And as for Michelle Stafford, when Nina spoke of her brother and the loss she continues to feel, it was one of the most on-the-money moments for anyone who has lost a sibling that they looked to.

So, even through some of the absurdity of the circumstances, and as they were portraying two women trying to figure their way out of the mess they created,  Gati and Stafford never faltered as they committed to the material, and delivered this week’s Power Performance of the Week.

Share your thoughts on the performances of Kathleen and Michelle and what stood out to you via the comment section below.

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GH’s Billy Miller Lands Role In Apple’s Upcoming Thriller Series, ARE YOU SLEEPING

Exciting casting news for mutli-Daytime Emmy winner, Billy Miller (Drew, General Hospital).  Miller has been cast in the upcoming drama series thriller, Are you Sleeping to be on Apple’s streaming platform.

Are you Sleeping stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer along with Lizzy Caplan, and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) with another Oscar winner, Reese Witherspoon serving as one of the series executive producers with the project through her production company, Hello Sunshine.

According to Deadline: Are You Sleeping, is based on the true-crime novel by Kathleen Barber,and provides a unique glimpse into America’s obsession with true-crime podcasts and challenges its viewers to consider the consequences when the pursuit of justice is placed on a public stage.

Code Black’s Moon Bloodgood is also set as a series regular. Brett Cullen (Devious Maids) and Hunter Doohan, will recur along with Miller.

In story, Octavia Spencer stars as Poppy Parnell, a relentless investigative reporter who looks to uncover the truth behind a decades-old questionable murder verdict through her new podcast. Caplan plays twin sisters Josie and Lanie, whose father’s murder decades ago is examined on the podcast. Paul plays convicted murderer Warren Cave, whose guilt or innocence has remained a question in many people’s minds for the past 20 years.

Miller will play the role of Lanie’s husband, Alex Dunn.

Elizabeth Perkins, Mekhi Phifer, Michael Beach, Tracie Thoms, Haneefah Wood and Ron Cephas Jones (This Is Us) also co-star in the series.

So, looks like Billy will be a part of a star-studded cast! Excited to see him in this role? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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