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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Are You Rooting For Patrick and Sam To Take Their Relationship To The Next Level?

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This could be a game-changing week in the lives of Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco), if these two decide to pursue what seems to be a burgeoning relationship between them.

In this sneak peek video scene from General Hospital, Patrick and Sam discuss their Christmas kiss and that they do both want to move forward romantically.  However, Sam points out that she doesn’t want to lose the incredible friendship and bond they have built.

Sam also points out that she is is not willing to go back to Silas Michael Easton), thanks to all of Nina’s (Michelle Stafford machinations.  Patrick says that he know that thing could get messed up between them if a romance doesn’t work, but the good doc also tells Sam there is a chance that it could work out as love match between them.

So, GH fans, what do you hope happens? Are you Team Samtrick?  Do you want to see Patrick and Sam become a solid couple?  Or, do you think it would only be just a filler pairing once Sam learns that “Jake” is Jason (Billy Miller)?  Can you see Patrick finally moving on and forward from a life without Robin (Kimberly McCullough) in it one hundred percent?  Watch the clip after the jump, and then weigh-in!

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

Id like to see Patrick and Sam take it to the next level…hopefully its the roof of GH and Krampus pushes them both off…lol…kidding aside, id like to see Jason becoming a doctor…a triangle with Jason, Sam, and Patrick…if done right…could be as interesting as the one involving Alan, Monica and Rick Webber from GHs glory days…but for obivious reasons i doubt itll ever get that smashingly good…1978 to 1985 were my favorite GH years!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I wish I had been around during that era, jimh. Those must have been the good ole days for you….nostalgia is so bittersweet !!!!
Let me tell you, Jimh….I just relish your idea of GH’s rooftop ‘drama’.
But, yes, let PatricK and Sam have at it. I dislike them both, so I have no vested interest in these two. Sam has no morals; so, I doubt her code of ethics or lack-there-of compels her to observe any sort of sexual ‘level’. Patrick doesn’t know east from west….he merely exists. Why is he on this show, again? Waiting for Sam to shed her boots? Oh, pardonez-moi, she never takes those off….in or out of bed….ask Su. LOL.
Yes, I agree that a triangle may stir a little dust; rustle a few leaves….I just can’t see Billy/Jason with Sam. The thought makes me choke with the bitter taste of bile. He’s so alive…Sam will bring him down. He needs Theresa from Days, LOL. HAPPY NEW YEAR….later.

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

Sam and Patrick are a bore mainly because of Sam…Jason and Theresa would be hot…if only Days and GH could do crossovers or bring Jen back to GH as Maxie…lol…Happy New Year, CeeCee!!!

dmr
dmr

jimh: I could not agree more: let Krampus push Sam off of the hospital roof-top. I would like to see Jake(son) also become a doctor-continue to resurrect the Q’s. “If done right-” the problem is: most storylines are not given the opportunity to be done right nowadays. I miss the Claire Labine and Wendy Riche era in the 90’s.

Harry
Harry

JIM! I vote for you as a story consultant. I love your idea of having Jason become a doctor as originally planned by the character and then involving him in a love triangle with Patrick, Lizzy and maybe Sam.
I have no problem with Patrick being couple with Sam. He can’t be waiting around for Robin forever and he seems to have chemistry with Sam.
Anyone, but Sparkle Pony.

Reba
Reba

Absolutely! I think they both need to move on, a fresh start.

STORMIE
STORMIE

I’ve been wanting Sam & Patrick to be given a chance for sometime now. I love these two chemistry, Jason Thompson & Kelly Monaco have over the years shown a great onscreen connection. They’ve done some really good high emotional drama & some really good flirting through out their years as Patrick & Sam. There’s this great history already there, with their past romances Jason & Robin aka JnR also having theirs. There is so much really good built in soap drama just waiting to explode with Jason reveal & Robin return. Plus Sam & Patrick creating their own great pairing that I think could really give Jasam & Scrubs a good fight for top couple love story. Looking forward to all the loving, romance &’drama these two paired as Samtrick will bring to General Hospital in 2015!

madluv4u
madluv4u

GH doesn’t rwally give us couples to root for anymore. They don’t stay together for any significant amount of time. Sam and Patrick would be great. Why wont they give Elizabeth a romance we can root for. This touch and go thing between her and Nikolas is tiresome. Put her with nuJason and call it a day!

dmr
dmr

I agree-there is no investing in a “supercouple” anymore…

lori w
lori w

No way !!! It needs to be Sam and Jason !!! I hate this mixing up partner crap ! Sam and Jason all the way ! Let get on with Jason’s identity coming out already plzzzz !

lori w
lori w

No Sam and Jason all they way !!!

Divia
Divia

Rooting for Samtrick! Love their chemistry, and scenes together!

Lem
Lem

Sam and Patrick all the way!!! The best relationships starts off as friends.

Melinda
Melinda

I am fine with either Samtrick or Jasam I am just head over heels that Sam and Silas are over! Thank you Lord!

Melinda
Melinda

I am thrilled Silas is out of the picture! Hallelujah thank you Lord! I am fine with either Samtrick or Jasam

Lew S
Lew S

Not a supporter of the couple. Jason (Jake) is back and that relationship has to be revisited, I think before she moves on to anyone. And, as much as Patrick beats his chest and says he’s over Robin, I am sure he still has feelings for her and anyone that comes into the picture at this time, is just rebound. I love Kimberly McCullough, but I think the character of Robin needs to be recast, in order to continue or truly complete the love story between Patrick and Robin.

Timmm
Timmm

Amen. Jason and Sam will eventually be together and bond through Danny. Patrick use to be a playboy. Why the hell not have him just live it up, get into a dangerous relationship, have his girlfriend go psycho, let ROBIN rescue him and those two fall in love again. BTW, love Kim but if she is not interested in acting they need to recast. Sorry.

Di
Di

No way

Di
Di

Sam and Jason

su0000
su0000

I do not like couples..
couples become boring very quickly, same ol’ ..
I do not like to watch their love problems of love gone wrong ..
ALL couples are doomed from day one, there are no happy ever afters for soap couples..
They only become ”stay together” when they are too old too old for the drama.. lol

I would rather see them date, be sexy, and share the love..
We rarely see single men being womanizing casanovas, they are always tamed and trained LOL..

Ohh my neighbor just said there was one..
Tadd the cad .. that he was a soap womanizing casanova and she loved watching him do his thing on AMC…
OK– I want one of as him on GH .. (I will tweet RC..

Harry
Harry

Back in the day, Tadd the Cad was a thing of beauty in his leather pants. He was having an affair with his girlfriend Liz’s mother, Marion Colby.
But he is in his early fifties now–he’s grown up. However, Michael Knight is an amazing actor who infuses a lot of charm and humor into his acting. So Tweet away–I miss Michael Knight.
About your other point–I do like soap couples if the chemistry, writing and acting is there. If it’s forced, then no, do not bother. One of my favorite soap couples of all time was Jenny and Greg from AMC.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Absolutely concur about Tad the Cad. The triangle between him, Liza & Marion contrasted nicely with his sister, Jenny’s, saintly romance with Greg. I also loved watching Reva Shayne over on GL do her thing back in the day when she juggled both H.B. & Joshua Lewis, with ex-hubby Billy in there to add extra spice.

Loren
Loren

No!! They pushed it to far.. Before Jason returned, I wanted Sam and Patrick… when Robin and Jason “died” was the time to do Samtrick. Now that Jason is back, and that story comes out, it would make no sense for Sam to chose Patrick.. In the mean time, since we don’t know Jake is Jason, why not use the time to re establish Jason and Sam thru memory, flashbacks, Sam really taking the time to soak in the fact that she had a chance to see Jason (frozen or not) to say her good byes,, why is Sam not questioning what exactly happened at CC. It makes no sense to the character and the love she had for Jason. And why is Jake not trying to find out more, he has clues now, instead they are going to invest in 2 pairings that will probably go no where, Liason/Samtrick.. to actually being connected to a story doesn’t always have to be about couple angst. Taking them to the next level is only losing interest in the come back of Jason.. When Ron C said he wanted the most impact for Jason’s return, is when I knew samtrick and Liason is nothing but unecesssay angst. Liz is with Ric again, yessss something that makes sense.. Sam going all in on the gunman and trying to figure that all out would establish Sam again as the strong individual she is and fighting with her instincts.. Ron C is doing nothing but creating a mess. Much like tring to pair a couple for the umpteenth time, different characters, and making RH Franco, a character that was never meant to be a day player..

Timmm
Timmm

Thats a great idea. For us viewers to get use to Billy and Kelly as Jason and Sam, GH should do flashbacks with them.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

If Sam had a “flashback,” GH would just run an old scene with Steve Burton playing Jason – which would do nothing to establish any chemistry between Monaco & Miller. Burton’s face is still seen in pictures at Sonny’s house, Carly’s house & Sam’s house. Miller’s face in flashbacks wouldn’t make any sense.

Timmm
Timmm

KansasGuest, good point. Sorry, still weary from Christmas!

jaselovesam
jaselovesam

Jasam belong together, but obviously the writers will make the Jasam fans wait and wait for that to happen. Sam is investigating Jake to make sure he pays for holding her hostage while Faison (who killed her husband) made his getaway. Kind of an interesting situation. IMO, Jake knows deep down that Sam is no dummy. That’s why he refused to take Patrick’s advice about seeing a therapist. Sam and Patrick together are beautiful visually and have great on screen chemistry. I wouldn’t mind their relationship going to the next level, as long as they can maintain their friendship after Jason is revealed. Robin and Jason are Patrick’s and Sam’s soulmates respectively, and Sam and Patrick know that about each other. Neat situation.

Elyssa
Elyssa

Beautifully said! Sam saw Patrick Ho back to Robin when she returned from dead- sge encouraged it
and Patrick knows what Jason means to Sam- think about the surgery after Robin’s death and her heartbreak over Jason’s death. It’s a great situation that they each know Jason and Robin are their soul mates.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Sure I will root for them for no other reason than their mashed up name makes me laugh– Samtrick– what a hoot.

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

I prefer Spamtrick…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s sooooo funny and sooooo apropos, jimh…

su0000
su0000

Patrick can play with Sam for awhile, but-
As soon as Jason is revealed Patrick will be put to the curb..
You want that to happen to Patrick? It is inevitable..

CeeCee
CeeCee

OMG, Mary…you’re right !!!! Never even paid the moniker any attention until you pointed it out…it is a hoot. ….that’s the best pun, ever!!!!

sara
sara

NOOOO I LOVE PATRICK AND ROBIN ALWAYS. I AM SO MAD THAT THE WRITERS TRASHED ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVE SUPER COUPLES. IT JUST TICKS ME OFF THAT IT CAME TO THIS. I WILL NEVER ACCEPT PATRICK AND SAM AS A COUPLE NO CHEMISTRY AT ALL. SCRUBS CHEMISTRY WAS SO REAL AND NATURAL NOT FORCED.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

The writers didn’t “trash” Scrubs. They did the only thing they could do short of recasting Robin – make her departure a coerced one; not voluntary. What do you expect Patrick to do? Become a monk? Kimberly McCullough doesn’t want a long-term commitment. In some ways, she’s as impossible to recast as Laura Spencer because she’s been in the role since she was 5 years old.

sam
sam

i am always scrubs fan definitely NOT a samtrick shipper Patrick has been the worst lately i remember when he was the best father and husband. I like sam and patrick as friends I want robin to reunite with emma and patrick.

su0000
su0000

Robin and Patrick will not reunite.. Kim has moved on and out into her new life.
Patrick needs to move on..
If the Robin lovers don’t let the couple go. well then..
Patrick might have to hire prostitutes, men have needs, yah know!
If patrick doesn’t get a woman where and with whom will he be getting his jollies off? huh? You Robin lovers going to deny poor Patrick some good sex, huh?
Patrick needs to play the field and doctors are noted for one night stands.

sara
sara

noooo I love Patrick and Robin always. I am so mad that the writers trashed one of my all time fave super couples. I just ticks me off that it came to this. I will never accept Patrick and Sam as a couple no chemistry at all. Scrubs chemistry was so real and natural not forced.

R Pasch
R Pasch

I’m with you on reuniting Patrick and Robin.

k/kay
k/kay

KM/Robin is like Elvis she has left the building let Patrick have a grown up romance. What is with all this Robin/Patrick love she is a cold bossy self-righteous fish!

aria
aria

they don’t look like or act like they are falling in love with each other, if anything they both act like two horny teenagers around each other, so why not just get it over with. they are not romeo and juliet, or luke and laura, so let them go at it..

Debbie
Debbie

Exactly..I just don’t see them as a couple falling in love. there are no special moments…nothing! It’s awful!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly my point, Aria. Sam should get to it and stop pretending modesty. She has nothing to lose; her virtue has been beaten to the ground (ahem, the hay) long ago……it should be an easy ‘F’eat.
As for the redeemed, domesticated Don Juan, He is still a randy dog at heart. (I’m just too naughty)….LOL.

Shay
Shay

Hey, CeeCee….After slowly suffering through that sophomoric Sappy saga, Patrick has earned a racy little romp with Sam before the highly-anticipated Jason-interruptus strikes…and speaking of that nitwit nurse, in the event anyone could have possibly forgotten how painfully puke-inducing the pairing of Putrina truly was, I point out the Sapster’s ludicrous lunch/apology tour episode with Drake Jr. ….why is that waste of a character even taking up space in Port Charles anymore????

jaselovesam
jaselovesam

Ummm….Kimberly left GH. She’s in and out infrequently. What are the writers supposed to do? Fire Jason Thompson? Really? Patrick thinks his wife chose another life, and the writers are writing them to be divorced. I think everyone knows that Patrick and Sam love Jason and Robin, but now they are single (as far as they know). It’s a soap. I’m sure Robin and Patrick will straighten out their relationship and so will Jason and Sam when everything surfaces.

Ces
Ces

I agree. People need to get over the Robin thing. Jason can’t have a decent storyline with her popping in & out all the time! I like Sam & Patrick together for now … we’ll see how Jason mixes it up; quite frankly, I think NuJason has more chemistry with Elizabeth!

Timmm
Timmm

Recast!

Harry
Harry

I love Robin but I am over it.
But I do wear a T Shirt which reads,”Anyone but Sparkle Pony.”

Jeremy
Jeremy

I would really prefer to see Patrick meet someone new. I’d like to see him play the field a bit, have fun dating a few ladies. There is really no need for Patrick to be partnered up right away. Why not show a man dating, seeing who works for him, and who doesn’t. Clearly, Robin is out of the picture. I’m not sold on Sam and Patrick. I’d like a few new characters catch Patrick’s eye. I believe a new character named Ivy may be a new doctor…maybe she’s a possible new love interest? Really, let’s see Patrick with someone new…not recycled…musical chairs stuff with Sam.
Clean slate for Patrick. New girl for Patrick is my vote.

Tena
Tena

Robin wanted a life with Patrick and Emma more than anything and fought to get home. Patrick acts like Robin never existed. I don’t care about Patrick anymore. Can we PLEASE see Robin happy. Robin deserves emma and a life. Writers are making is so hard to stay a fan

carol
carol

No, but it doesn’t matter how I feel…

karina
karina

Goodness, no….wil fast forward through that one….

Debbie
Debbie

Absolutely not!! I am still baffled as to why they are even trying to force this pairing. It all seems to be for the drama of Jason’s reveal and Robin’s return. I hate this story line!! They were so much better as friends I really don’t seee any romantic chemistry between them. Not sure why a man and a woman can not just be friends without having to take it to the “next level”!!!!

jackie aka Siamangel
jackie aka Siamangel

Ok not a fan of Sappytrick, GH was so much better with a Silas and Sam romance. Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco explode with passion and love on the screen dont want sappytrick, i ff all their scences breaks my heart to watch.

Timmm
Timmm

Funny thing, her and John did but her and Silas, not so much.

kaffen
kaffen

No way when Patrick had the opportunity to be with Sam back in 2006..But Lucky (Greg Vaugan) was there ..
And they had plenty of chemistry… I like Jason Thompson and Kelly Monaco characters as friendONLY…

I would like it be a choice of Silas Clay and Jason NMorgan…that’s better ..jmop..

Becca
Becca

No! The Sam I know and love would never dismiss Silas and her relationship with him the way she is in this preview. Either TPTB are destroying the character of Sam for some reason or it’s a case of Invasion of the Body Snatchers! Nothing about Sam and Patrick has made sense because they completely dropped Sam’s relationship with Silas which was a REAL love story. Patrick loves Robin and he always will. This just does not make ANY sense. Sam should be with Silas. However, if this new version of Sam is the real deal then Silas is too good for her at this point.

tina
tina

No! Sam belongs with Silas and Patrick belongs with Robin, maybe Sabrina!

Suzie2013
Suzie2013

I am all for Samtrick… Love them!
I like nuJason/Jake as long as he is far away from both my girls Sam and Liz are better off without Jason new or old!

Jennifer
Jennifer

NO I am not rooting for Samtrick can’t wait to see them blow up when they find out that Jason is a alive Plus I want Patrick to know what it feel like to be real hurt to have Sam husband back after what happen with Sabrina getting her heart broken thing she was going to be with him. I really like Sam and Patrick relationships as friends hope to see their romance end bad to see what would happen to their friendships after it was over and I would love to see Patrick tell Sabrina he was sorry for how things end with them.

Alliboo
Alliboo

Perfect, I could not have said it any better.

Rena
Rena

Sam and Patrick are boring together. I want Patrick with Robin or bring a new character on for him. He and Sam do not fit. Sam belongs with Jason or Silas.

patty
patty

Patrick & Sam together makes me ill!!!!
Patrick is way better w/ Sabrina, they never got a fair chance b/c Patrick was either grieving over robin or shecame back from the dead. Patrina needs/deserves another chance!!!!!!

brenda
brenda

Although I am a JaSam fan, I’m really liking Sam and Patrick. KM and JT have great chemistry. Kim moved on and is not coming back full-time so Patrick needs to move on. With a new Jason I’m in no hurry to see JaSam revisited. If it was SB it would be different.

Ann
Ann

No to Patrick and Sam. Okay, Jason is back although Sam doesn’t know that yet but will eventually. That has to be dealt with if the possibility exists for her to reunite with her husband. That would make more sense. He is her husband. If they bring Silas back in the mix, the Jason factor still has to be dealt with first. And, has Silas been divorced? There is still too much to deal with before any SIAM reunion takes place, if it does at all. But, if Sam is reunited with Jason (and Danny’s father) eventually, that makes a whole lot more sense than Sam and Patrick. Is Patrick divorced yet? There is a lot to be sorted out for Sam and Patrick.

Jeannie
Jeannie

Disagree. The soapy route is to have her fall in love with Patrick without knowing her husband is alive. I want to watch her give Jake stink eye while falling hard for Patrick. And just when they think it’s totally perfect – BOOM – the Jason reveal happens. Sam is not WRONG for falling for someone else – Jason is ‘dead’ as far as she knows. But when she discovers that Jake is Jason she will not only have to deal with the fact that her beloved has a different face and confused memories – but that she’s head over heels for someone else. And maybe Jason will be in love with Carly or Liz at that point – further confusing the situation. It’s got ripple effects for months!

Shay
Shay

Jeannie…..I was good to go with your scenario until you arrived at the part about nuJason mixing it up with Carly…….good lord, please don’t allow the adorable Billy Miller to become entangled with that marauding maneater….I have really had enough of “Carlysaurus Sex” and her predatory libido to last me a lifetime. How I wish she were still stuck in the slammer, where she deserves to be….sans any pleasure of male company.

Patrick
Patrick

there certainly are a lot of players, coming out of the woodwork. LOL

that’s a lot of menfolk to juggle

Liz : Ric, nuJason, Nikolas?

Sam: Patrick, Silas?, nuJason

FOR the record : please, absolutely, NO mismatching nuJason with Carly. she’s made her bed with Sonny.

I realize that Billy Miller is BACK with a vengeance… force to be reckoned

my first gut instinct

Liz : Liz is living… has someone… Ric Lansing… it’s so much smolder
find your way back Liz

Fridays ep: mistletoe action

Sam and Patrick kiss
almost their, Liz and Jake till Ric happened on the scene and Liz ran in to his arms…. and KISSED… that was just ooh la la

i’m more invested

1. Liz and Ric
2. Billy Miller… find yourself… please let him be a doctor at GH… or… double duty as henchman… that was FUN… LOL dare I say that… with over the mob… but BM would do both so well…. keep that part a mystery…. and focus on him remembering the Quartermaines… and going back to work … establishing himself… to see him putzing swagging stud muffining it up would be tease

3. Dr. Patrick Drake

4. i’m putting Sam last… for my reasons… she has to factor in to this because of Daniel Edward… at this point. i’m not feeling any Sam/nuJason connect

Patrick and Sam are beautiful to look at together… dang it! does it take a lot for all the fans of Dr. Drake…. to see him happy…. perhaps they really do need to bring someone totally new…. give him more reach with his talent

THIS is my biggest soapbox beef !

GET over YOURSELF Alexis! once again… she’s nixing Julian… because she can’t be associated with any one in the mob…

ugh barf puhlease, she walks frigid… i’m over her…

LOL I enjoyed the Krampus tete-a-tete of sorts betwixt Leisl and each child … as only she can …. Leisl sings to her son…. that caught

CeeCee
CeeCee

Great post, Jeannie…..except , I beg you never say Carly and Jason in the same sentence, thought or idea….LOL….Not with Billy…..Happy New Year.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Ann. All snide remarks aside, Sam and Jason are husband and wife….I do believe that should be resolved. It remains to be seen if these two ignite a spark and then some.
But, my personal opinion, knowing Billy’s ebullience , I just can’t see the passion. I do not know what Sam’s and oldJadon’s relationship was like, but it would be a sad day if nuJason and Sam came together.

Steve Burton has no personality on Y&R….I am assuming he was a stick in the mud (with a gun) on GH as well. So, I can see their so-called chemistry. I wonder what they used to talk about ? How shiny Sam’s boots were or how hard oldJason could beat his rock-hard chest?

Oh, yes…no snide remarks. Sorry!! I feel that once Sam discovers Jake’s true identity; and, he hers,
then and only then should they walk in whatever direction they decide. Let’s not forget they have a child together. Jason may be too far gone with Liz and by the same token, Sam with Patrick.
I really don’t mind Sam and Patrick together. I’m sure they will find some common ground other….as long as it is not Jason and Sam.
I feel as everyone else about Robin….recast, if need be. No more cat and mouse.

jan
jan

I like Patrick and Sam together. The one thing everyone seems to forget is that experiences change people. What you are willing to put up with, wants and needs, change when you go through hard times. Sam, Jason and Patrick are all very different people than they were a few years ago. Robin, well she chose to leave Patrick and her daughter, to help Jason. If Patrick had done to her, gone off to help a past love, would she forgive him? She may have been held against her will once she got there, however she made the original decision.
Sometimes love especially past love just isn’t enough. Let all of these people explore who they are now. Do you really think that once the happiness of finding a lost love, wears off, that pieces can be put together long term. New personalities and changes in attitudes would make it very difficult and maybe impossible, no matter how strong the old love was. Personally I found Sam annoying, always crying when she was with Jason, needing him to make her ok. Now she stands on her own. What’s wrong with that?
It would be nice to see the complications, of those thoughts and feelings play out on screen. That would give fans a chance to see actual emotions and struggles and allow us be invested in the out come.
It is much more likely that there will be an explosion or something that will magically bring couples together, happy forever, or until the next challenge, without all the messy stuff. And let’s face it Sam will wind up with Jason they will be a couple and probably go back to the same old patterns. It would be nice to see growth.
With the way Liz magically fell back into a relationship with Rick, on his reappearance before the Nurses Ball, I doubt that there will be any of that on this show.

Jeannie
Jeannie

Liz didn’t ‘magically’ fall back in with Ric. He wooed her pretty hard and she was feeling vulnerable due to the failure of her romance with AJ and her conflicted feelings for Nik. I think that she’s glad to see him back but I’m hopeful that we’ll see her still thinking of Jake and possibly watch that be the dividing piece that breaks up the Liz/Ric relationship. I really want to see Jake/Liz happen.

R Pasch
R Pasch

No way to Sam and Patrick. We need Sam back with Silas. Maybe Silas can help Sam find Jason the way she helped with Nina.

Jeannie
Jeannie

Sam and Patrick have INSANE chemistry. And there is already so much built in angst. This is THE root for couple in my opinion. I know people are attached to JaSam and I’m sure the writers will feel compelled to re-visit that in some form.. but SamTrick is just light years better. And honestly? Against my better judgement I actually am rooting for Liz and Jake/Jason. I know Ric is there.. but c’mon! Becky and Billy BLOW THE ROOF off with their chem!

Patrick
Patrick

“… but c’mon! Becky and Billy BLOW THE ROOF off with their chem! ”

THIS , IS, what, I’m waiting for…. do not let us fester too long with “Jake” amnesia… giving Liz too much time to vacillate between waiting for “Jake” and the real love she and Ric shared

1. I want Liz with Ric
2. I’d rather see Liz with “Jake” if it doesn’t work with Sam…. I’m hoping this

Rebbeca Hearbst ‘ Liz has all the qualities, traits, men, like, “jake” and Ric would be drawn to, moreso, than Sam

Liz : feminine allure, captivating
Sam: ???? umh ? she wears black boots and jiggle : runs with sensual

some one is going to be left out

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

Sam is boring with everyone. As a character her purpose is to analyze absolutely every thing that happens, every emotion she might experience, and then yak, yak, yak and/or cry, cry, cry. Lately she has demonstrated an unnatural ability to plug the universe into her navel and come up with some amazing conclusions, her detective skills notwithstanding.

Patrick is a shallow man who still feels he should be able to have his cake and eat it too. When he is in a scene with Sam I feel free to fast forward (just as I do with Sonny) because neither he nor Sam have anything to say that I want to hear. I do think Sam and Patrick might make a good couple to raise Emma and Danny.

I want to barf every time someone raves about how prophetic it is that Danny, a two year old child whose time with Jason Morgan was measured in minutes, has this almost supernatural connection to Jake. The little boys playing Danny are as cute as a button and both seem to prefer to be held by men rather than by women, especially by Kelly M who plays Sam. Look at how they have reacted in scenes with ‘Patrick’ and with their ‘Grandpa’.

I am looking forward to the temporary return of Robin who just might slip up and mention that she brought Jason back to PC. I do not want a Robin-Patrick reunion of any meaningful magnitude.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Funny, Engrady. You know, people always ask me why I chose to teach such a boring subject as High School Physics. I find it so much more interesting and fascinating than Sam….at least I get results…..LOL.

Patrick
Patrick

ditto Engrady

how do they say

the apple doesn’t fall far from the cart?

and perhaps it’s not all of Sam fault

mother and daughter duo : Alexis and Sam EXASPERATE me to to end

this duo suck up so much air time… and the end result is the same…. alone

“… I do think Sam and Patrick might make a good couple to raise Emma and Danny.”

give us all a break already and pair these two… Sam has “made” it clear there’s no going back to Silas with his nutted up ex wife , Nina

Sam’ character is plot support and entangle… as best she can
Alexis : i’d like to smother and bury her in supreme court black robe . enough

thank goodness they orbit with Daniel edward and Molly

Silas_FTW
Silas_FTW

Silas i too good for Sam. He needs someone better who does not blame him for his wife waking up after a 20 year coma and needing his help. Sam wanted Silas to roll Nina out on the porch and when he didn’t do that fast enough for her, she bailed. He does not need a woman like that in his life. Nor does he need to try and help her or Danny. Let him find a new doc and let Silas walk away clean, on to someone new.

Jeremy
Jeremy

Hear we go again…Robin returns!

Msrie
Msrie

No I want Jason and Sam back together it’s been way too long can’t stand Elizabeth and him together

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GH’s Steve Burton & Bradford Anderson Give The Lowdown on Their New Series ‘7 Questions’ & Their Creative Partnership

What started out as an unlikely on-screen pairing and friendship several years ago on the daytime drama, General Hospital has flourished, and become something even much greater than that. Knowing they struck gold with their characters being the antithesis of each other – one’s a hit man for God sakes, and the other an awkward computer geek, Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) began to conjure up how they could parlay their on-screen and off-screen friendship into other creative avenues.

As fans of the popular soap stars know, these guys travel around the country performing their comedy act, Stone Cold and the Jackal to packed houses. They have a weekly podcast, now on the Podcast One network, That’s Awesome and have also been concentrating on delivering even more content to their audience via their You Tube page, with their latest collaboration 7 Questions with Steve and Brad; where the two take on some questions and answer them with some clever elements wrapped up inside of each installment.

Not a week can go by without Steve and Bradford releasing something new to whet the appetite and keep engaged their enduring fan base. While everyone is facing together the disruptions in our normal everyday lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, Steve and Bradford are using this time wisely to expand their reach while creating even more fun content within their wheelhouse.  So, who know what could be next, right?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Steve and Bradford to get the Intel on their success, their new You Tube series via their page, and more.  And of course, we couldn’t let this opportunity go by without putting them in the hot seat and asking our own ‘7 Questions’.  Check out what they had to say below.

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How did the idea originally come about for 7 Questions with Steve and Brad?  What was the inspiration behind it?

BRADFORD: We want to put out as much content as we can and as much entertainment as we can for people, especially during this time.  We’ve done a lot of work on our Facebook page, and we realized that we make so many videos, why the heck aren’t we putting them on our YouTube page?  With that, Steve kind of had this idea. Steve will talk about his inspirations for the visual component of it, and it was kind of a no-brainer.

I just also would like to know whose idea it was to have the MTV-ish voice-over gal for the interstitials of ‘7 Questions’.  That’s one of my favorite parts, by the way!

STEVE:  That’s me! I’m a kid of the 80s.  I love the 80s.  It’s what our brand has been.  We use a lot of colors that are 80s, and that’s our demographic. They relate to it.  With ‘7 questions’, I had no idea what it was going to be, really.  Bradford and I talk multiple times a day, and we are always thinking of ideas. We do our podcast, “That’s Awesome!” and then, we do a bonus podcast now every week that is 15-20 minutes, and that we put it up on YouTube as well.  With the way things are, we want people to laugh and have fun.  Now, usually Bradford does all of the heavy lifting with the technology.  He edits the podcast, he uploads it, he does all of that stuff, and I’m like, “Let me just try it.”  So, I do the sound effects and graphics in these.  I’m laughing while I do it, so I’m hoping people laugh, too.

BRADFORD:  In the beginning, Steve kind of wanted to make it like a morning show, and it my head, I thought he meant like a morning TV show, so I was a little confused by that! (Laughs) What he meant was like a disc-jockey from the 80s on the radio – the kind of show where they use the silly horns when there is a joke, or a lot of ‘whiz-bang’ sound effect, and stuff like that.  It’s fun to see Steve’s creative self come out and play.

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STEVE: The ‘7 questions’ episode out now with Josh Swickard (Chase, GH), is amazing.  Well, it’s amazing because of the sound effects I put in of course, but it’s also amazing because Josh Swickard is on it. (Laughs)

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You guys have been able to get along so well it seems from your podcast, to your YouTube videos, to your regular on-screen relationship at GH, and then, you do comedy clubs appearances around the country together.  Why do you think it works so well between the two of you? 

BRADFORD:  That’s a good question.  I think we have very similar goals.  We understand each other’s instincts a little bit.  So, we can navigate.  Sometimes, I can tell when something is going to frustrate Steve.  I steer that around him, and he certainly does the same thing for me.  He knows what frustrates me, and he’ll take care of that.  The cool thing about us is that neither of us are combative people.  We never bring our outside crap into our relationship.  We’re not that kind of people.  We are very positive people, and I think that really helps.

STEVE:  It’s always dangerous to get into business with friends.  That’s the first thing I can say because in the past that’s happened to me, and it hasn’t worked out.  I think Bradford and I just have a great mutual respect for each other.  I don’t want to say that it’s almost like a marriage, but it kind of is, because we are together so much.  We work together, we talk every day, and we are always collaborating on things.  There are always things that come up.  Most people wouldn’t even know the stuff that comes up with the podcast or with the live shows, and it takes a really special partnership to forge through that and still have fun.  That’s what the key is because I know plenty of people who are in business relationships who aren’t happy.  They’re just doing it for business.  If we ever get to that point, he and I just need to walk away.  It’s just a really great relationship where we are continually pushing each other, and where we are continually growing.  I never have to worry about what he is doing, and he never has to worry about what I am doing.

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BRADFORD:  That’s a really big deal.  I’ve never even thought about that because we’ve never had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment where it’s like, “Hey man, you’ve really got to start pulling your weight here.” (Laughs)

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Ok guys, I have a lighting round of ‘7 Questions’ for you.  Here we go! Question number 1! What one word describes your initial impression of each other when you first met?

BRADFORD:  “Muscle-y”

STEVE:  That’s not a word, dude!

BRADFORD:   It is.  I made it.

Steve, what’s your one-word initial impression of Bradford when you first met him?

STEVE: “Interesting…”  Can it have an ellipsis after it?

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Question number 2: When rehearsing your comedy show, which one of you has the most trouble remembering what comes next?

BRADFORD:  I’m going to say Steve, but there is a caveat.  The way that his set is designed, he does about 20 minutes of just talking.  Mine is song, talk, song.  So, there’s an order for mine… but for Steve, remembering half an hour’s worth of stories is hard.  That’s what I would say.

STEVE:  I would say me, too.  We are both pretty on it with our structure and what comes next pretty naturally, but there’re times when Bradford is like, “Hey, over here.”  What the audience doesn’t see is I go, “Oh yeah!  Hey!”

BRADFORD:  But we’ve been doing this for so long that we’ve both had our senior moments.  Neither of us is immune to a hiccup here and there.

Question 3: You both are super-high energy guys. After your performances, who has more trouble decompressing and coming down to earth after the adrenaline rush of playing in front of a crowd?

BRADFORD:  I can sleep anywhere at any time… so can Steve.

STEVE:  Usually, I can sleep anywhere, but after a show, I’m hyped!  I’m like, “Let’s go!  Where are we going?” Bradford’s like, “Give me a glass of wine, and a nice meal, and I’m going to bed,” and I’m like, “Oh, no, you’re not.  You’re not going anywhere near a bed!  We’re going out.”

BRADFORD:  Part of the problem is that we drink a Five-Hour Energy before the show, and our show is only 3 hours.  There’s that extra 2 hours. (Laughs)

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Question 4:  What do your wives; Kiera and Sheree think of your ‘7 Questions’ and your comedy show? 

BRADFORD:  I was nervous the first time my wife came to our comedy show, because she’s actually a pretty talented comedian.  She knows comedic timing really well.  The first time Kiera ever saw our act was when she helped us do a GH Fan Club Weekend show.  She told me afterwards, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I had kind of low expectations, and you guys are hilarious.”  You know, I was a guy who kind of waited for the phone to ring because that’s what the life of an actor kind of just tends to be, and now what’s been so wonderful for me is becoming a creator, becoming a collaborator, and how it has really just changed my approach to work in general.  So, my wife is proud of me, and thankful to Steve for that.

What does your wife think, Steve?

STEVE:  My wife saw 7 Questions, and she loves that.   She’s seen some comedy bits that I have shown her on my phone, but she hasn’t seen a full comedy show yet.

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Does Sheree like the comedic side of you?

STEVE:  Yeah, I don’t know if most people know that I may have a sense of humor because literally when we go to the shows, people are looking at me like I’m an alien like, “What the hell is going on up there?”

Right! It’s such a departure from what they envision as this image of you from your role on General Hospital to when they see you do something different. 

STEVE:  Right.  I’ve always kind of been kind of high-energy, and I don’t want to say funny, but I at least have a sense of humor and can crack jokes.  That was one of the first things that kind of connected my wife and me.

BRADFORD:  On stage, Steve’s a great storyteller, but what we’ve done over the last couple of years is really try to hone those stories in a specific way, like really make sure that the timing is there, that the setup is there, and all of that.  I think at the beginning, both of us were a little self-conscious about that because it was new to us.  I could sing a song and not be self-conscious about it because that’s what I did for most of my life.  This is new to us, and what I have loved seeing over the last couple of years, is Steve’s growth as a performer.

STEVE:  Thank you, buddy.

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Question 5:  Do your kids understand what you do for a living? What do they think that you do?

STEVE:  My kids aren’t sure.  My daughter who is 16, she gets it.  My son, he hasn’t seen a lot of scenes from GH, but I showed him once he was able to understand some and he was like, “What do you do?”  I said, “I’m the Fonzie of daytime.”  He said, “Who’s Fonzie?”  (Laughs)  My 5-year-old really doesn’t know.  She thinks I go on the road more than I go to work.  She’s like, “Oh, are you doing your thing with Bradford?” She sees me working on my stuff with Bradford, and she’ll be like, “7 questions with Steve and Brad!”  She’ll walk around the house and say that.

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BRADFORD:  My 8-year-old, Juna knows that I’m on TV.  There’s been a couple of times when we have been watching the news over the last couple of weeks, and the California governor will have press conferences, and it will then cut right into General Hospital, and there was one time that it just cut into me.  It’s been a long time since they’ve seen me on the television.  So that was cool.  There are a couple teachers at their school who are fans of the show, so that gives the kids a bit of a chuckle.  Juna will say to my 5-year-old, Finola, “Hey, Finola, come over here.  We’re going to be on dad’s podcast.”  So, anything technical, any video, she calls “a podcast”.  She doesn’t quite get that part of it.  She probably thinks YouTube, and everything is a podcast. (Laughs)

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Question 6: If you guys could go on any late night TV talk show together, which show would it be and why?

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STEVE:  My sensibility would be The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

BRADFORD:  I would probably say Jimmy Fallon too, although I love Jimmy Kimmel because he’s on ABC.  Also, our sense of humor is pretty dumb, and Fallon’s sense of humor is pretty dumb.  So, I think our senses of humor match up with him better than anyone else, probably.

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Question 7: On soaps, do you think more comedy should be injected into them?

STEVE:  Let me answer this, because when Bradford came on as Spinelli, he turned it into the comedy relief in a lot of ways.  We didn’t have a lot of comedy on the show.  Back in the day, you had some people like Steven Kay, who played Reginald, and you had people who had some comedic moments, but Bradford really kind of came in and was that.  People knew that once Spinelli was on the screen, something funny could happen.  Just with his encounter with somebody, or how he was going to try to approach me, or hug me, or how he was going to try to figure something out and spaz out, and people love that.  I think there needs to be comedy on a daytime drama.  There is so much heaviness all of the time usually, and that’s why I think Bradford (obviously he is a fantastic actor) is able to stay on for so long because he brought something new, something different to the table, and that’s what made him so valuable.

BRADFORD:  Thank you, Steve!  I think the best way for comedy to happen in daytime is through the organic instincts of each individual actor because the times where soaps try to be funny is where it doesn’t work sometimes.  That’s kind of a rule anywhere!  The best comedy is where it is found rather than planned.  So, when you look at someone like, for instance, Steve, when he moved the fuzzy balls the other day, that is the best kind of humor in our show because that is something that his character would do anyway, it showed a little bit of Steve’s personality, which I love, and it was just a little moment of levity.  You look at actors like Roger Howarth (Franco), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), or Maura West (Ava, GH), everyone that finds moments in their performance to do something that maybe wasn’t planned; it lets the audience breathe a bit.  That’s where I find that the best comedy is in soaps.

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Bonus question 8! Surprise! Which comedians have influenced you … and which actors have influenced you the most?

STEVE:  Oh, I love Jim Gaffigan.  I love Sebastian Maniscalco.  There are a lot of guys out there.  Acting wise, I’m a huge fan of Tom Cruise, and I’ll tell you why.  From what I know the guy’s work ethic is like nobody else’s.  That’s what always inspires me.  I’m like, here’s a guy who has made 500 million dollars and still gives 120% to this day!  So, there’s a ton of actors that I could pick, but Tom Cruise delivers.  Every performance that guy has done has been amazing.

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BRADFORD:  For me, it didn’t occur to me until later, especially thinking about my comedic influences as a kid.  What I love about GH and the way that they film is that I really can use my whole body.  It’s not just a shoulder-up kind of show.  They have four cameras.  They can catch pretty much anything that you’re doing.  So, I realized that when I think about the way I use my body that I was influenced a lot by Don Knotts.  When you see something on his face (and granted his facial expressions were amazing and huge) you also saw it in his whole body.   Not only do I love Don Knotts, but I also love Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain.  Now as for an actor, I’ve always talked about Gary Oldman, because I love character actors who, if they weren’t playing a character and they were just themselves, you don’t know what that looks like. You only know them as the characters they play, because every character they play is different.  , If you look at Gary Oldman in The Professional, he is playing a villain there, but he’s this Russian guy with slicked back hair, and then, you see him play Commissioner Gordon in Batman with a flawless Chicago accent, and then, you hear him talk and you’re like, “Oh, he’s from England.  He’s a British actor.  I had no idea.”  That’s what I love.  His physicality, his voice, everything is built from the ground up when he plays a character.  A comic that I love to watch is John Mulaney.  Even though he’s like a preppy little guy that says crazy things, it’s very smart, and I just love his style.

In closing, here we are in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, what would you say to your fans, some of who, may feel lost, isolated, worried, etc?

BRADFORD:  I would say watch General Hospital!  At a time like this, routine is very important.  One of the great things about General Hospital is that it is part of peoples’ routines.  It’s not just a plug to watch our show, but it’s something that is comforting in that it is there.  Then, outside of that, you know, we try to provide not just entertainment but connection too.  That’s what we are there for.  We’ve been going live a lot on our Facebook page, on our YouTube page, and our reason for that is that we know people are available, and people can actually talk to us in real time, and as I said, we are trying to create moments of connection.

STEVE:  The best compliment that we get is, “We had so much fun.” or “Oh, you guys made my day.”  I try to answer all the You Tube comments we get, and many of them are similar right now like, “Man, I needed to laugh today.  Thank you for putting this up.”  Obviously, we are all dealing with something crazy right now with this pandemic, but just to give someone even 10 minutes on 7 Questions where they can laugh 3 or 4 times and then go back to whatever they were doing, that’s really what matters to us.

So, what do you think of Steve and Bradford’s new You  Tube show ‘7 Questions with Steve and Brad’?  Have you seen their live comedy club appearances, and if so, what did you think of it?  Do you enjoy seeing GH”s Jason and Spinelli in scenes and hijinks together in Port Charles? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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