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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Emma Runs To The Loving Arms Of Robin!

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It was a “Frank and Ron Special” on Monday’s episode of General Hospital!  And for those fans of both One Life to Live and General Hospital, who have followed the plotting and execution of major payoff points in storylines under these two creative gentlemen, you know what we are talking about!

While many GH viewers sat with angst for the first 55 minutes of yesterday’s important episode, questioning why on earth would Robin (Kimberly McCullough) literally sit by and watch her husband marry another woman, and not stop the wedding earlier in the episode … well, then it would not have been a “Frank and Ron Special”, now would it!

And looking back at it, with having Robin standing at the doorway to the church watching the whole ceremony go down, the viewers experienced her heartbreak every single moment, and even moments of joy, when she Robin saw Mac (John J. York)  for the first time from afar, reading a verse in honor of Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) pending union.

There were some truly unforgettable performances and moments in Monday’s episode!  And tops among them, when  little Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer) sees her mother, Robin before anyone else knew she was hovering in the church.  Emma breaks free of being held back by Sabrina and Patrick’s joined hands at the altar, and it played to the audience in slow-motion for maximum effect!  Next, Emma runs into the loving arms of her mother.  The brilliance of this: Valentini and Carlivati took two generation of Scorpio women and mirrored the past and the present… little Robin running into the arms of Anna decades ago, and now Emma running into Robin’s loving arms.  Kimberly McCullough and Brooklyn Rae Silzer were truly breathtaking in that scene, and for many across America tuning-in, it was certainly a five-hankie moment and most would agree, well worth the wait!

Other notable moments came from Jason Thompson as Patrick, who played the beat of  doubt and conflict before saying the words, “I do” to a loving Sabrina.   In addition, Sonya Eddy, who as Epiphany performed the song that brought Patrick and Sabrina together with Emma as a new “family unit of the future “during the Nurses Ball, “You’re Not Alone”, provided another emotional wallop as Sabrina and Patrick lit candles signifying their union.  Eddy knocked this song out of the ballpark!

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But the performances and drama was not all going down in the church!  For it was Finola Hughes as Anna Devane rationalizing to Robert (Tristan Rogers) why they need to kill a captured Faison (Anders Hove) at Wyndemere once and for all that was truly spectacular.  The anger, hurt, frustration, and years of torture on her and her family by this evil madman, just became too unbearable for her!  She enlists Robert to please join with her to get rid of Faison on this earth!  The question is, did the duo really kill him or not?  Whatever they did, the viewers did not see it on camera!

And Kelly Thiebaud (Britt) also delivered some emotional moments as a conflicted Britt almost came forward and told Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) the truth, that her baby’s father is not Brad, but changed her mind.  She is once again harboring a huge secret which will eventually wreak havoc on her new relationship.  Britt, in tears, is also struck by Nikolas’ kindness and affection towards her when she knows she doesn’t deserve it.  Later, when she tries to lay down next to Nikolas, she is awaken suddenly.  Did she feel Faison (her father) had just been killed in the most eerie way?

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So, we ask you, what did you think of yesterday’s episode?  Did the scene where Emma finally sees Robin again live up to your expectations and more? Did Kimberly McCullough and Brooklyn Rae Silzer pull at your heartstrings?  Were you throwing things at the TV wanting Robin to walk in earlier and bust up the wedding?  Were you moved by Sonya Eddy, Robin seeing Mac for the first time, and Finola Hughes’ performance in yesterday’s episode?  Weigh-in as this huge story continues today!

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Lynn
Lynn

I watched the Robin/Emma scene five times and cried every time. While I wanted Robin to walk in one minute into the show, it was worth the wait.

Lisa
Lisa

Any show that leaves you wanting more is the best. It was all so good, but I think the shows coming up with all the fallout of what has occurred will be even better. It was a true game changer. Can’t wait for more…..

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

The last two minutes had me, personally. As someone who lost a parent young, what I wouldn’t give to see them even one more time. And Emma’s reaction of just seeing someone from the back and KNOWING it’s her mother, was so amazing. I’m happy mother and daughter are reunited.

However, I do hope Patrick picks Sabrina. I want Robin to move on and find someone else. Something about her and Patrick has always been off to me. I cannot wait to see the outcome of this storyline. It’s been dragging for over a year.

Becky
Becky

I thought I was the only one who didn’t get what the big deal was about Robin and Patrick! Now I’m going to contradict myself though and say I want them back together.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I want the back together also. And not with Sabrina…

Harry
Harry

Gemma, you don’t get it. Sparkle Pony looks up to Patrick as a dewy eyed school girl looking at her teacher–it still seems like a school girl crush and it lacks maturity. There doesn’t seem to be a sense of mutual respect. And as Ferris Bueller says,”You can’t respect someone who kisses your a–.” It just doesn’t work that way. Even had Robin not come back, this marriage was doomed to fail.

Harry
Harry

NO! Patrick was so much better with Robin–he respected her and she constantly challenged him. Sparkle Pony is insipid, silly and idolizes Patrick as if he were a prince from a fair tale. Those two just have no chemistry and it doesn’t help that the actress who plays Sparkle Pony is just HORRIBLE!

gemma
gemma

What’s up with this challenged thing? Why would a grown man always needs to be challenged? He is not remedial…whatever. It’s like they say, an opinion is just like an a**hole, everyone has one. I personally love TeCa, the actress who plays Sabrina.

Rebecca
Rebecca

‘Sparkle Pony’ is hilarious. I’m sure the actress is a nice person :). Robin and Patrick together is just so awesome. Agreed that there is ZERO chemistry between SP and Patrick. For all the time Robin was gone, Patrick longed for her and at times thought she could still be alive in a true sole mate kind of way. I would be very disappointed in the writers if they didn’t have a magical reunion. I keep saying (okay, hoping) that their reunion takes over as ‘The Best Moment In Daytime History’ replacing Luke and Laura’s wedding (I was 3 years old, Robin is more my speed).

Cathy
Cathy

Disagree!

The nurse needs to move on since they gave her Robin’s life and tried to make her work. Patrick doesn’t love her and never did. it was all about everyone forcing him to move on saying Robin would want it. Robin and Patrick were never off and the reason they got a nighttime show about them. Kimberly and JT have a naturalness and chemistry you can’t copy and that was RC biggest mistake thinking this girl can take over for Robin. NEVER!

Scrubs is the outcome now and always.

gemma
gemma

I guess Patrick is remedial after all…allowing people to force him to move on even though he loves Robin so much. JT and KMc are about as natural as ten toes in a sock.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

DITTO! Scrubs forever!

Patrick
Patrick

“…The last two minutes had me, personally. As someone who lost a parent young, what I wouldn’t give to see them even one more time.”

A heartfelt… can relate.

I lost one of mine… at the age of 15…. A part of me left with her.

I just can’t help but resonate and value… and love that relationship between parents and kids

Shay
Shay

Oh so beautiful, Patrick! Mothers are the greatest treasure in this world and whether living or departed, they forever occupy that special place in our hearts! This “Mama’s Girl” was also riveted by the Robin/Emma reunion scene, and those wonderful words, “Mommy’s here!”

Jules
Jules

Aw Scott. I’m with you so much of the time, but I guess our opinions had to diverge somewhere. There was no better couple than Robin and Patrick. They just had it, in every single fathomable way. I get the empathy for Sabrina, she is a pretty sad character after all (sorry, she just is to me). But make no mistake, Patrick will choose Robin. Ron has said so in a million interviews, this is the love story of Robin and Patrick. Some new sparkly chica won’t make any real impression in the long run.

Harry
Harry

Thank you Jules–well said.

jonboy
jonboy

Had myself convinced there was not going to be a reveal at the Church, so I was pleasantly surprised. It was very well done. BUT…let’s get real….Sonja Eddy was obviously lip syncing to a pre recorded track, Lucys presiding over the nuptials was annoying and Sabrina explaining her life story as her vows was stupid. That tired format of “I’ve got something to tell you” prior to commercial, as Britt did, and then coming back with a lame “cover story” made Nik look totally brain dead. And, cmon people, do you honestly believe Anna & Robert offed Faison? But, hey, anyone watching GH knows you’ve git to throw reality out the window and enjoy the cartoon.

Harry
Harry

Thank you–I thought Sanja was lip syncing too and not doing a very good job of it either. Sabrina’s speech was wince inducing. The girl seems too immature to get married as evidenced by the way she kept referring to Patrick as her Prince Charming and that she was living in a fairy tale. Awful speech delivered by an awful character and an even worse actress. Sparkle Pony has to go.

Shay
Shay

Harry….You are a man after my own heart!!! The horrible acting and hokey histrionics of “Sobby” just demonstrated yet again why she has to go….as if there should be any contest between Patrick’s real wife, and this pale imitation of a placeholder. She thought she had it made as Robin’s instant replacement, and it was sheer pleasure to see her find out otherwise!!!! Just the way Drake Jr. could barely choke out the words “I do,” should have been a clue to the insipid GBWB!!!! And little Emma’s priceless reaction to her mother’s return showed “Sappy” who was #1 with her affections. The nitwit nurse is now officially old news….put her out at the curb with yesterday’s trash and move on……

Giovanni Vitacolonna (@GiovanniVitaco)
Giovanni Vitacolonna (@GiovanniVitaco)

Thank you, jonboy, for putting it all in perspective. There was so much wrong with yesterday’s episode which was saved by the last few minutes.

deskyent
deskyent

This is why we call it Fiction, A soap opera, I think you were on the edge of your seat! I was yelling at the t.v lol.. Plus I was watching on dvr..lmao… could not fast forward 😉

leo
leo

sonja eddy is a terrific actress.

Rodd
Rodd

I absolutely agree! And I do not care if she was lip syncing or not. She has a beautiful voice.

Rebecca
Rebecca

I think Brit offed Faison. How fun would THAT be! I love GH but like to poke fun at the ‘soap-ness’ that it can have from now and again. You’re right about many points: Lucy, life story as a vow is not a vow. I would love to see what the writers could do putting Sparkle back with Carlos or a new character.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Sabrina needs to be with Carlos or someone else!

Harry
Harry

Shay, thank you for the levity–I needed that.

Shay
Shay

You’re most welcome, Harry! ; )

John
John

Pure Brilliance on every level !!! There are a few Emmy reels including Best Show in this episode and Finola is giving the performance of the year !!!

Max
Max

This show just gets better and better. It’s the first show I watch every night. Thank you for that beautiful moment in the church with Emma running toward her Mother.

Maggie
Maggie

Robert and Anna are even better in 2013. They have super couple written all over them. Such an intense, soul wrenching bond they have. Very special indeed. Their scenes are captivating. Sigh.

Emma
Emma

By “Frank and Ron special” I assume you mean the special way he likes to screw over non-OLTL and non-new newbie pets. Because there was no reason for that shit that RC wrote making Robin look like a pathetic fool.

missellie
missellie

THIS!

Patrick
Patrick

like i’ve posted…. the ship is still out on this one.

more than ever before… “i’m waiting the writing and executive producer mode to kick in”

I am waylayed… stumped… with… as to why… this reeled the way it has…

you have two powerful actors… KM and JT to give us the obvious… and LOVE

and… giving their child… sooner than not… parents… and parents who have all the tools for life….

why? but… these two are thee one couple on daytime… who share all their characters being

Jules
Jules

I’m trying to fanwank it and tell myself that he didn’t want Robin to do an un-Robin like thing. The character of Robin has been with us for almost 30 years, she was never one to make a spectacle of anything (unless it involved sharing a secret of Carly’s but I digress lol). Maybe they just wanted to keep what they felt was the integrity of the character in tact, while still finding a way to put an end to our misery and have the wedding be stopped. It was true suffering, I’m with you on that. But I’m trying, really trying, to give the benefit of the doubt.

Patrick
Patrick

“…she was never one to make a spectacle of anything (unless it involved sharing a secret of Carly’s but I digress lol).”

LOL… absolutely hilarious… AND, doesn’t that tramp Carly deserve a good dig… and/or cat fight… she doesn’t need every man… to want her….

I love the implications of what you said…. Ta-Da! it was Robin… who was loved by Jason…. sorry Carly!

LOL… Robin… be that as it may…. and I mean fan spectacle…

I am so endeared by her… and what is hers alone… and that’s to be a Drake… and a pivotal… beacon… with her mother Anna… for GH

I will always cheer for her… root for her… and applaud her inner strength and resolve…. she persevered.. throughout her whole… life….

her parents on the lam.. WSB…
raised by Big Mac… and I love him for that
contracting hiv… and her lover… her partner… dying…

and so on and so on… and i’ll continue to press how much this story means to me.

it gave so much meaning… to combating… hiv… with the right regiment… and living….

Robin is a stoic individual…. so, she’s not Carly… who purrs her hot kittens.
KM ran with her show… from the onset of her debut…. and like fans have said… 30 years later… it’s her presence… alone… and with Patrick and Emma… that she’s full of life… for what she attained… and fights for.

I don’t see her as the altruistic being… she’s vulnerable… capable… and fights her own battles… she loves her parents… and dang! isn’t it THEE BEST FAMILY… ON THE AIR… and that includes all the cast that’s attached to her family tree.

I don’t think by championing… why I love this story… that we end up repeating… why… but… it’s a current… 21st century love story… that means so much to this genre… that the ratings are through the roof…

Harry
Harry

Well, I am going to be the shallow one and say I wish they had dressed up Robin in some nice clothes before having her enter the church. That blouse was dreadful! Because as loathe as I am to admit it, Sparkle Pony looked beautiful and the dress was stunning, and I felt that set up Robin for a dis advantage. I felt so sorry for her as she watched her husband say those vows to the dewy eyed Sparkle Pony! At least they could have put her in a fetching dress as her heart broke.

Liz
Liz

It was pure genius! There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Emma went running into Robins arms yesterday. I too kept rewinding and replaying that scene over and over. And yes, the first thing I thought of was that scene where Robin goes running into Anna’s arms…perfect! Those of us loyal GH fans were wondering how this was going to play out and it was awesome! Bringing back the whole WSB spy days of Robert, Anna and Luke have been magic. And as we saw in the previews…who will survive the fall off of the GH heliport ? Heather did….will Luke and Jerry? For sure someone will end up paralyzed or on life support for awhile. Now, do we ever find out that Faison and Jerry kept Jason alive for some sick and twisted reason on Casadine Island? Stay tuned… I will!

Cathy
Cathy

Loved loved loved and still watching the amazing scene with Emma and Robin. Kimberly makes it look so easy and BL was sright there with her, I felt their joy and I still can cry thinking of it.

However,it is ridiculous at the thought that Patrick would pick anyone but Robin. They went through hell and back and nothing will keep them apart then and it certainly shouldn’t now.

Patrick does not love this girl and the fact that he was all about Robin and hesitated told me she is nothing more than a place holder or sloppy seconds. . Robin is his heart and soul and no woman can ever take her place.

They need to keep Kimberly and work with her schedule. Kimberly as Robin didnt need to utter a word just a look and her eyes convey more than any words. Some actresses she watch and see how it is done. Scrubs is and was always the story and they belong together. Scrubs and the viewers followed this couple for over six years and you cannot compare to this forced pairing of six months. I didn’t mind waiting until the end yesterday but Patrick having to choose is absolute nonsense. And the fact that the immature babysitting nurse tells him to choose is more insulting. Not everything is about her. ROBIN and PATRICK is the only outcome. Let the babysitter find her own man and family NOT Robin’s.

Patrick
Patrick

“…Kimberly as Robin didnt need to utter a word just a look and her eyes convey more than any words.”

ditto! OK… i’m losing it again.

and he with him… if you look at the other headline… feature… previews

with Dr. Patrick Drake… looking… an empty shell-shocked… lost love’r… he loves her.. he loves him not…

it’s OK… a treat… to see JT.. act.. how a man would act… lost without that centerpiece in his life… to fill his heart… and will… finally…rest, take comfort and love his family and return to his vibrant self…

gemma
gemma

You sound crazy as hell!!!

Shay
Shay

Well said, Cathy…especially the part about “sloppy seconds.” We have suffered through a year of this contrived couple of convenience, please don’t insult our sensibilities with a stupid ultimatum when there is really no contest at all. JT has served his jail sentence with the inane Disney-dusted “Sapperella” storyline, now Patrick should be set free to resume the family life he thought he had lost forever. In true soap fashion, it won’t be smooth sailing, and nobody expects it to be, but at least “Cartini” should respect the history of the Scorpio-Drakes and stop trying to equivocate the doctor’s superficial fling with the silly babysitter with the mature relationship he shared with his wife. They never were comparable, and even in Robin’s absence, that pathetic pairing should not have culminated with a trip to the altar.

Cathy
Cathy

Robert and Anna are amazing together and GH blew it letting TR slip away. They kept their OLTL people and should have gone all like they did for the OLTL people and made sure they
gave TR a contract. Robert Scorpio is GH not the Livers.

missellie
missellie

Completely agree…what was the real reason that TR was not on contract. I believe that he said that he had to go where the work is…GH apparently didn’t do anything…meanwhile…we had to sit through months of rehashing of stories for the OLTL 3.

Ces
Ces

I agree. Duke & Anna are nothing compared to Anna & Robert!

Mark
Mark

I am still bawling after yesterday’s GH !!! So good!

Kathy
Kathy

Well not thinking it would ever happen but did at the last moment; the Emma running into Robin’s arms was a tear-jerker for sure!
And then the Robert and Anna scenes; did they didn’t they kill Faison; and let us viewers speculate, was mind boggling.
Also, Britt; she had her chance to come clean with Nikolas while he still trusted her and not sure what stopped her but its not the first time she wanted to tell him about her baby? But, to us; the reveal of whose baby is it will be truly time to do it! And then; soon..we will see the reunions with Robin and other family..and can’t wait til she talks to Uncle Mac and goes to find Maxie,too..(whose been harboring this guilt for causing the explosion that supposedly killed Robin).
Great show and hope more to come in the following day!
GO GH!!

Rebecca
Rebecca

We all know Britt gave birth to Lulu and Dante’s baby. Put those poor yet adorable people out of their misery.

judy
judy

Loved, loved Emma’s scene it brought tears to my eyes. Wanting Robyn to stop the wedding….. no I like Sabrina and Patrick together much more. Faison …. well I hope he’s dead but I doubt it. Great job writers looking forward to todays show.
Cheers!

Rebecca
Rebecca

Like how Stavros fell into a bottom-less hole years ago, but he returned. Gotta love soaps!

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

I guess no one will be eating any wedding cake today…lol

Shay
Shay

So much for “Sobby’s” magic wedding dress….wasn’t so lucky after all, was it???? LOL….

ricardo
ricardo

i agree with you. lol.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I want Patrick and Robin together. Love the idea of a power couple in the hospital. Sabrina is a nice character but Robin is legacy. Patrick and Robin’s stories are not as dark or nasty as Alan and Monica’s but I would like to see a long-term couple again and this is the one.

Steven
Steven

I loved the Robin/Emma scene. Of course Sonja was lypsyncing. That’s how they do it on tv shows. It’s not live while they are filming.

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

Your right…thats how many shows do it…the singing is prerecorded to avoid flubs and added in during the editing process…saves on having to do costly retakes. Lypsyncing…is how theyve always done it!

Walter
Walter

What bothered me most about the lip syncing was how woefully mismatched the ambience of the recording was to the ambience of the church acoustics. That drove me nuts lol

Ces
Ces

Only part of yesterday’s show that I’m so over is stupid Jerry Jacks!! Wish he’d take that Lisa Rinna-lookalike and throw her over the wall.

Loved Emma running into Robin’s arms!!! Take that Sabrina!

Gh lover
Gh lover

Hahahha Lisa Rinna or hunter tylo loll

Ces
Ces

Right? Do Chipmunks really look better than aging gracefully?! 😉

Patrina Fan
Patrina Fan

Yeah take that Sabrina? You sound special. Trust me, it’s not going to be that easy for Patrick!

Ces
Ces

lol!!!

Diana Hernandez
Diana Hernandez

I loved that to it was sad.

smoochie
smoochie

I dig Sebastian Roche, but can’t stand the Jerry Jacks character . He’s way beyond redemption.
I believe you are referring to Jackie Zeman (Bobbie Spencer) as the Lisa Rinna type you’d have liked Jerry to throw over the wall. While I do agree that Jackie has had to much work done and now has a plastic rubbery look as so many other knife happy, fillered up , boxtoxed actors do, I’ve got to speak up on behalf of Jackie, I been a watching GH since the get go and Jackie Zeman was an integral part of GH for many, many years starting with the Luke and Laura era- She was once one of the highest paid soap actresses in the business. Although she wasn’t on my top ten lists, as a true devotee of GH, I would never refer to her like she was some unknown actress who didn’t count on the show. No one else ever replaced her, and without Bobbie, Maxie Jones wouldn’t have received her life-saving heart replacement.
I always felt bad about the way Jackie was treated by the PTB Not long after a much hyped campaign and $$$$ to get her back on the show after she’d left when her contract ended, they dumped her- first they put her on recurring and then threw her over that wall- not for lack of popularity but because she wasn’t aging gracefully. Not nice.

Kim
Kim

I didn’t watch anything except for the last few seconds of yesterday’s show. It was well worth the wait to see Emma break free from Patrick and Sabrina and run to her mom. Then when Robin lifted Emma into her arms, it was pure magic. The tears were flowing as Robin looked back at Patrick who stood there as he saw the one person he didn’t think he would get to see again; his one true love, his wife, Robin.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I agree about Robin being his one true love. Patrick may say he loves Sabrina but the love he has for Robin is the once in a life time kind of love which endures…And is rare..

Harry
Harry

Agreed. I never saw any build up between Sparkle Pony and Patrick. She just trotted right into his life without conflict, without chemistry, and we are supposed to be believe he is in love with her. I don’t buy it.

Chris Henderson
Chris Henderson

This wedding scenario had just as much impact as the Luke and Laura Wedding. I taped it and will save it only to play it over and over again. Hats off to these brilliant gentlemen for letting us experience such beautiful emotion and storytelling and also to the brilliant actors on this Soap. May it live on forever! Kudos and many thanks to you!

peace2speak
peace2speak

Robin & Emma’s moment was epic to me. Having Emma run to her Mommy the same way young Robin ran to her Mommy was perfection. And the Robin/Patrick gaze-swoon. That episode had my stomach in knots and eyes overflowing with tears. I was feeling Robin’s suffering while behind that door probably thinking Patrick had ignored her phone message and just happily “moving on”. I could cry now just thinking about her playing all the misinformation she got from Jerry, Obretch, the Halloween stuff and things overheard in the lab. Not knowing that she still held Patrick’s heart.

Gh lover
Gh lover

Sabrina can go clink boom bye bye

su0000
su0000

1st..
Emma was way way down the isle..
Robin had her back to Emma..
How on earth did Emma know it was Robin seeing her from behind in that baggy top and after her weight gain.. lol

I felt for Sabrina.. but! much more to come..
This story has just begun and Patrick will not know which way he will go until late Dec or into 2014 …

Lenore Boyle
Lenore Boyle

I feel very sad for Sabrina. I like Patrick and Sabrina together,he seems happy with her. Robin and him always fought. I am not liking Robin much and I don’t know why.I am happy For Emma, she is so happy that her Mommy’s back.

Harry
Harry

Naw, he acts like he had a lobotomy when he is with Sabrina–she depletes his spirit.

Shay
Shay

“She depletes his spirit”…..rather the same effect she creates for the majority of the viewing audience!!! Watching Sappy over this past year has been a truly draining experience! ( Particularly during that public spectacle of a meltdown….it was all me, me, ME!)

Susan
Susan

Oh my! All of this on a Monday. I didn’t know bombshells were released on Mondays! Gives a true meaning to Mondays to me! I can’t wait to get home to watch that is if my fiance will let me because he is a sports fanatic. It was an awesome show!!! Great Job. Beats Y and R right now!!!

Diana Hernandez
Diana Hernandez

I like sabrina but I love robin and her and patrick belong together with nomore set backs.

ricardo
ricardo

oh my god, i cried so much between the reunion of emma and robin. i loved the slow motion effects. i have never cried so much in a long time. this was worth the wait, for all soap fans. bravo to frank valentini.

Angie Lopac
Angie Lopac

Bad news! If the writers made Anna and Scorpio shoot Faison in cold blood – they really were wrong! No one has the right to murder anyone – not even a police officer! Plus Anders Hove is such a great actor. Surely the writers could have come up with something better! He was such an asset to the show!!!
AND, the scene with Robin and Patrick reuniting in the Church was poorly done too! No one went over to Sabrina. They just let her stand there in her wedding gown ALONE!!! Where was everyone’s compassion?
Very poorly written!!!
Better luck next time!

Shay
Shay

Given that with the exception of Felix, nearly every single person in that church was a long-time friend or family member of Robin’s, why on earth would their first concern be for Sobby? These people had just found out that someone they dearly loved and thought had been lost to them forever was still of this earth! Can you not imagine the overwhelming magnitude of their immense joy? Who in their right mind would be primarily concerned for a silly newbie in such circumstances? That collective demonstration also magnificently drove home the notion that there is no doubt for whom the denizens of Port Charles will be cheering on when it comes to Patrick’s so-called decision, even if they have to feign impartiality.

Jake NJ
Jake NJ

Robin and Emma scene was awesome…so worth the wait. I definitely look forward to how this plays out. I definitely feel that Robin & Patrick have better chemistry. I just never got the vibe of Patrick & Sabrina.

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Me too!

aria
aria

oh wow, this episode had me so anxious, and the last 5 minutes had me in tears, it was just so beautiful. Robin and Emma nailed it. as did patrick face expression. I felt so sad for Robin in the beginning and then sorry for Sabrina. Regardless, its going to be some classic soap watching. bravo to all.

Susan
Susan

love GH. So glad Emma got her Mom back. Love Robin, Patrick, Emma, Anna, Robert, and Mac great shows

heidi
heidi

I loved the episode!!! We saw Kimberly go through suc heart break throughout the ceremony! I so wanted her to interrupt… yet she wanted to see what Patrick would do… the pause before his I do’s was… great! Kudos to KM and JT!!!

Loved all the scenes with Robert, Anna and Faison!!!

Adored seeing Emma run into the arms of her mommy and the expression on Mac’s face was heart breaking!

Well done GH!!!

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Patrick and Robin are the complete package….The perfect fit… They belong together.. They have so much history between them..

Carol
Carol

I thought Robin and Emma gave an Emmy performance; I dislike the idea that Robin and Patrick did not get back together;

smoochie
smoochie

I thought the best acting and saving grace of the whole wedding scene debacle was done by Brooklyn Rae (Emma) and JT. How JT hasn’t gotten voted an award yet is beyond me. He has been one of the best actors on GH from his debut no matter what he’s given. He’s literally looked haunted since Robin’s death, and doesn’t have to say a word in order for his emotions to be so wrenchingly and poignantly expressed- it
seems as though he’s lived this and his tears and expressions are elicited from what appears to be the depth of his heart and soul. I always cry along with him.
What really bugged me, was the reaction of the wedding guests who knew and loved Robin, and especially Mac- They, just stood there like a bunch of mannequins. I mean, I understand the initial shock of seeing Robin alive, and all about giving space, but the scene wasn’t done well from my perspective. in true Mac character, he would have been all over Robin right along with Emma and Patrick. I fault the script and direction for that. As much as I don’t care for the actress who plays Sabrina, I felt her crying and sobbing was a good piece of acting. she actually felt genuine to me for the first time. Its as though she dug real deep in herself somewhere. That being said, I the preview showing Patrick telling Sabrina he still loves her, didn’t go well with me. I am also perplexed and vexed as to why Maxie wasn’t at the church. It would have made my day for her to see her beloved Robin again and to have some relief from all the guilt she’s been carry around. and, My oh my. I mean how many more people are going to survive swan dives from hi-rise buildings.

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Ryansss12

Honestly i think patrick and robin will stand together against anything. Secondly, i think britt’ s baby is neither brads or hers because their were still 3 embrios left from lulu and when maxi asked for one they said no ( because it was inside of britt). So those r my thoughts. Also, sanrina should just leave a family alone ( patrick, robin, emma) and go back out with carlos. He seems to love her very much i mean he did come all the way to port charles to win her back!!! He also tried to warn her about robin! Any way, she knows she and patrick rushed things and shouldve waited until the wedding . Yes she has heled patrick, but doesnt belong with him!

Bearabull
Bearabull

I just think of the Emma/Robin scene and get tears

Kimberly
Kimberly

Does anyone know the music used in the scene when emma runs into robins arms?

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GH’s Roger Howarth Chats On Shifting From Franco To Drew & The Stunning Story Twist

In one of the most intriguing plots of 2019, General Hospital’s Franco Baldwin was morphed into Navy SEAL Andrew Cain following a harrowing mind-mapping procedure. In all went down thanks to Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and Dr, Cabot (Time Winters), taking the life and memories of Drew (Billy Miller) from his flash drive and transferring them into Franco’s brain, wiping out his past and his present.  That followed the tearjerker moment, when Franco sacrificed himself to free his kidnapped stepson, Cameron (William Lipton) from the twisted procedure; that could have left the teenager with Drew’s memories or even in a vegetative state.

The recipient of this storyline – and who would be taking on another persona in his storied daytime drama career – is none other than Roger Howarth.  The Daytime Emmy- winning actor is no stranger to changing fictional identities on GH.  Howarth, played OLTL’s Todd Manning over in Port Charles, later switching to Franco (previously played by James Franco) following the legal dispute between ABC and Prospect Park.

Last week, viewers got their first glimpse of Howarth taking on the traits of Drew circa 2012, and in short order, it has caused emotional upheaval for Franco’s wife, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Drew himself, Jason (Steve Burton), and Kim (Tamara Braun)… and that’s just for starters.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Roger as he started his journey transforming his work from playing Franco to Drew and the challenges it presents, plus the ripple effect the change will have on the canvas for many of the characters.  In addition for One Life to Live fans, Roger chats about his appreciation for his time on that iconic series in a candid, self-effacing, and special conversation.  Here’s what Howarth shared:

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When you were told that they were going to put Drew’s memories into Franco, what was your initial reaction to learning that news?  Did you think it was a great twist?

ROGER:  Yeah, I think it’s a great idea.  I really do.  Good story needs a lot of things, and this checks a lot of the boxes.  It brings people together; it provides obstacles.  There are a lot of places this could lead to.  I just think it’s really smart and interesting.  I look forward to it a lot, and I can already tell by what I have shot thus far that it’s going to be fun.

If this story is written well, what has happened to Franco will be life-altering and crucial to so many people’s lives in Port Charles.

ROGER:  What I like about it, and this isn’t lip service, is that it’s a great story because it affects a lot of people.  Those are the good stories.  Elizabeth has got to deal with this, the boys have to deal with this, Scotty’s (Kin Shriner) got to deal with it, Jason is confused by this information, and now this person in interacting with Drew, and Kim, and Shiloh.  All of the sudden, the canvas is interacting completely differently.  So, I think the writers are having fun with this as well.

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Then, there is also the character of Kim played by Tamara Braun, who Drew shares a past with.  It will be interesting to see how that relationship plays out, we already witnessed Franco’s Drew instantly smitten and attracted to her.

ROGER:  Yes, the person in this body is running under a certain set of assumptions that no one else shares.  So, yes, it’s confusing to everybody, I am sure, including Kim.

Do you see Franco eventually flipping back and forth, and having personality traits of both he and Drew?

ROGER:  No.  One hundred percent, no, and that provides a real obstacle with a couple like Franco and Elizabeth.  They are always looking for obstacles to prove to the audience that these two people really do care about one another, and that’s the purpose of a story like this.  I’m guessing and hoping that it will provide the character of Elizabeth with a particular objective because it would be nice to see Becky be able to play all of those beats.

Right, and to have to fight for something…

ROGER:  Yes, it’s very tragic.  This is a character that is accustomed to tragedy, and to see Becky play the role of Elizabeth dusting herself off, trying to get what she wants is going to be really cool.

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The tragic twist had Franco saving Cameron from winding up with Drew’s memories and being the vessel for Shiloh to use.  What did you think about how Franco sacrificed himself in order to protect Elizabeth’s son?  It was quite heroic.

ROGER:  I think the other beautiful part of this is that this was motivated by love.  I don’t see it as heroic.  I think as an actor, you’re always looking for the heart of the story, and the writers made it really simple.  He does this because he loves this kid.  Yeah, they’ve had their ups and downs, and they are struggling to figure out how they can get along, and they have a lot of things that they feel about one another, but push actually did come to shove, and I think that the character of Cameron is going to be deeply affected by that.

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This now puts Franco deep within Shiloh’s storyline and past with Drew, because Shiloh desperately wants a key piece of information locked in Drew’s memories.  So, in theory, this kind of ranks among one of the better stories you’ve probably ever gotten to tell in your daytime career.  Everyone is hoping that it lives up to its expectations in the execution of it on-air.

ROGER:  It is certainly a high concept story.  It’s asking a lot of the audience.  So far, we’re all in.  It’s a good cast.  I work with really good actors, so I’m not worried.  It is asking the audience to suspend disbelief for sure.  The good stories do.  I think Erika Slezak (Viki) on One Life to Live, getting to play Dissociative Identity Disorder as Niki and Viki that was a large ask.  She never blinked.  She did everything that was asked.  I’m trying to follow her example.

Exactly, and she played more characters.  She had more alters after that.

ROGER:  (Laughs)  Yeah!  She’s better at this than I am.  I’m having trouble with the one. (Laughs)

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What do you think about how Scott and Franco’s relationship will be affected, now that he is in essence “Drew”?

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ROGER:  There’s no part of that relationship that hasn’t changed because there is no Franco.  Franco is not around … Franco has left the building.

He is a completely new person for all intent and purposes.

ROGER:  For sure.  This soldier doesn’t appreciate being called by somebody else’s name.  He is not compassionate to the people who mistake him for this somewhat tortured art therapist that he no longer is.

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What is also interesting is that this should put you right into conflict and scenes with Steve Burton, because now you are essentially playing Jason’s twin.

ROGER:  Yes.  For me, as an actor, to get a chance to work with Steve, and to play a like-minded person, is intimidating frankly, but it’s exciting.

Also, the audience knows how Franco and Jason are such enemies, and now, he is really in his mind his twin.  

ROGER:  Yeah, Franco sees in many shades of gray and other colors, and from what I can tell, Franco as Drew sees the world much simpler.  He thinks more clearly, he finishes his sentences, he thinks before he speaks, he knows what he is going to say.  His point of view does not waiver.  He is determined.

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That’s got to be so exciting for you to get to play after all of Franco’s psychological baggage and issues.

ROGER:  I’ve got to say, it’s been a bit of a challenge for me to play someone with a different set of speech patterns and who stands differently.  Because Drew thinks and feels differently about everything; his body is the same, but his body is behaving differently, and it speaks differently, and he thinks at a different tempo.  They’ve been very patient on set giving me chances to do it badly, so far. (Laughs)  It’s not uncommon for me to get halfway through a scene and to have to start over.   I am essentially figuring it out as we go along.   I am very appreciative of the fact that they have been giving me a few extra takes to try and figure out how this guy stands.  He relates to people with a different set of space and time.  It’s cool.  It’s a cool set of puzzles.  It’s been really fun.  I’m a lucky guy.

When I first learned of the story twist, I was like, “Oh! Roger will be great in this.”  

ROGER:  I don’t know, man.  I could be stinking it up pretty badly. (Laughs)  I think there’s a trap as an actor who has been asked to play twins, and the trap is that this guy is only acting the way that he acts.  The trap is frankly to act too much because the audience is being told that he is a different person.  If I go too far to try to demonstrate that he is a different person, then it slips into parody or overacting.  Over the years, I have definitely been guilty of overacting, so, I’m a little frightened of it. (Laughs)  I don’t like the way it feels.  I know how it feels to go too far.  I have been getting notes like, “You could pull it back a little bit.”  (Laughs)  It’s pretty funny.

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In the past, I have heard you say you’d rather go to work and feel unsettled about what you are asked to play.  Does that still hold true?

ROGER:  For sure!  I’d rather go to work and leave my job knowing that it was terrible and that I get to come back the next day and make it a little better.  The best thing about daytime is how much it will stretch you and pull you and ask as much of it as you are willing to put in.

Now speaking of Franco, what did you think about the wedding reception on the yacht with Elizabeth?  Did you think that was a nice payoff for Friz fans? 

ROGER:  Yes, for sure.  I thought it was a really sweet culmination to a sweet story about these two people finding one another.  I’m glad they incorporated a large part of the cast.  It was a really good idea.

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What did you think of how all of Elizabeth’s boys (Cameron, Aiden and Jake) performed a song for Franco and their mom at the reception, and how Franco relates to all of them?

ROGER:  I think it was a really important story point, and it was nice, and it was easy to play.  They’re really good kids, and they’re also terrific people.

Franco really stepped up as a stepdad to Aiden, who had been bullied at school.  I loved the cooking scene, where Franco was baking with Aiden.  What do you think about their relationship?  I love that Franco is being very understanding.

ROGER:  I think he’s trying to be understanding.  I don’t think he’s really great at it.   I think he’s a human being just trying to figure out how to make the best use of his time here, just like the rest of us.

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General Hospital needed a big jolt with an umbrella story like this that turns the canvas a bit upside down.  How does it feel to be at the epicenter of it?

ROGER:   I really don’t think I’m the center of the story.  I’m not even kidding.  The story is that this piece of information is worn on the shoulders of Franco, but the people who are most effected by that piece of information are Kim and Elizabeth.

It will be interesting to see what the reaction is like from the GH audience.  You’re not on social media.  Will you check out what they are saying … or the feedback?

ROGER:  I’m not on social media.  But, I believe there is a guy whose job it is to track that initial criticism/support.  I think it is kind of cool that we will get real-time reviews, you know what I mean?  I actually thought about that because with the character of Franco, it took us a while to figure out who the guy was.  There was a lot of blonde hair and some missed cues, and we weren’t sure which relationship would be featured, whether it would be Franco and Ava (Maura West), or whether he would wind up in Carly’s (Laura Wright) arena again.  It took a while to figure out the best way to put that guy in the canvas, and I imagine that it will happen again.  I didn’t dye my hair for this, but I did cut it. (Laughs)

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How was working with Billy Miller in this storyline twist?  Were you there on his last day on set?

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ROGER:  Yes, I worked with Billy not on his last day, but on his last show.  He was remarkable with dignity and with class, and I wish him all the best.  He did a great job.  He is a good actor.  I’m sure he will find somewhere to go be an actor.

Throughout your soap career, has there been a story that you initially pooh-poohed, but when you did it, you thought, “Oh, this is great!”

ROGER:   There was a story when Carly and Franco were together, and they wrote a story where Franco gave Carly a gift that wound up being a camera…

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The evil-eye necklace!

ROGER:  Yes, this small seeing rye.  I just thought, every time Franco would come in and say something like, “Oh, you’re wearing the necklace.  It’s so beautiful,” while we were doing it, I was like, “Wow.  The audience is really going to hate this.” (Laughs)  However, my real-time Twitter is the subway, and while it was airing, I got on the train and sat next to this really amazing fan, who just told me how much she loved that story, and I was honestly surprised and pleased.  I am often wrong, and it doesn’t surprise me now when I am wrong  … because I was really wrong then.

You mentioned Franco with Ava which was a potential pairing. I think you and Maura West have always had great chemistry together on screen.

ROGER:  Yes, she’s a pretty great actor.  She’s great with everybody.

She is.  You knew Maura’s work first when she was at As the World Turns, while you were there, also?

ROGER:  I didn’t know her well at As the World Turns, but I knew who she was.  She’s a hard worker, and Jack (Michael Park) and Carly always had a lot to do.  She was pretty focused when she was there, but I spoke to her.  I didn’t feel like I got to know her until I got to work with her on GH.

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Last month on July 15th would have been the 51st anniversary of One Life to Live. I saw a lot of people commenting and remembering the show on social media that day. I put together four photos on a post I made about that show featuring some of the remarkable actors who were a part of it.  From there, I received hundreds of comments of how people were just missing the series, the characters, and actors they loved in it, including you.  When you look at the list of people from yourself to Judith Light, to Robin Strasser, Bob Woods, and of course Erika Slezak – it’s such an unbelievably talented group who spent time in Llanview.  Do you ever think about what an incredible experience that was, and how the fans still miss that show so much?

ROGER:  All the time.  I mean, I’m a lucky guy.  I think it really was a special building to work in, and the people who we are talking about: Erika (Viki), Bob (Bo), Robin (Dorian), and Phil Carey (Asa), and Clint Richie (Clint), and John Loprieno (Cord), the people who made it possible for me to work there set an environment and a tone that made it a really special place.  It was a really good cast, like you said, and there was a lot of opportunity for them to write a really cool story.  I wasn’t a part of the AIDS quilt storyline, but to realize that they told a story like that and incorporated that into our show was wonderful.

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Such an amazing story and One Life was telling socially relevant and important issues of our time, always.

ROGER:  I can’t say for certain, but I do believe that the original concept of the Todd, Marty (Susan Haskell), and Powell (Sean Moynihan) storyline was kind of supposed to be initially an effort to bring awareness to a horrible, violent crime.  That was a long time before the #MeToo movement.  I think it was a show where the writers had a social conscious as well and really brought awareness to a lot of different things.  That’s a great legacy and something that show should be very proud of.

Once the character of  Todd Manning took off on One Life, and how they found ways to redeem him, and how it spoke to how much the network, the show, and the audience responded to your performances, did you ever feel you had a bit of a safety net as an actor, or were you like, “I’m going to be fired tomorrow?”

ROGER:  This is truth: I am so grateful to have a job, and I don’t take anything for granted.  I don’t think anybody is safe in this business.  I just don’t.  I just don’t think anybody gets to say that they’ve arrived.  I just did a roundtable, and I shared this with people who have a lot more clout and opportunity than I do – that actors are by nature, the good ones, are aware that every day that you get to go to work is a privilege, and don’t waste it.

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In soaps, for the most part, when someone is stepping into someone else’s role as a recast, or actor who played one role is changing to another, there seems to be this reactionary period of adjustment, and then, there is acceptance from the audience over time … unless you really stink it up  … as you say. (Laughs)

ROGER:  Here’s the thing, and this is why I think this is such a great idea, it’s not about me playing this part, it’s about how Elizabeth, who has been on this show for twenty-something years gets to react to it, and giving her the ball.  It’s flashy that Franco is Drew, but it is really and Elizabeth/Kim story.  I may be the one overacting and stinking it up, but it’s theirs. Do you know what I mean?  It’s not my story.

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What do you want to say to the fans about this new “role” you are taking on at General Hospital?

ROGER:  I want to say that I really do appreciate the fans.  Here is the thing, they’re down for everything.  I hope they’re down for this.  It’s a big ask, but I really hope that they like it.

So, what do you think of Roger as Andrew Cain thus far and how the storyline is beginning to take shape?  Are you excited to see how Franco becoming Drew (through the mind-mapping procedure) shakes up the canvas? Do you hope Drew returns to be Franco sooner than later? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Franco Looks In The Mirror … And Believing He Is Drew Kisses Kim

This week on General Hospital, viewers have seen that when Franco (Roger Howarth) awoke from his mind-mapping implantation  (thanks to Shiloh and Dr Cabot) he woke up saying that he is “Drew Cain”.  Thus, as far we know, Franco now carries the life and memories of Drew from 2012 and back, and as of now, has no trace of Franco’s memories.

When Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Drew (Billy Miller) try to make Franco understand in his confusion what transpired,  Liz brings a mirror to Franco to see his face, which makes this all the more terrifying for him.  Liz insists to him that she is wife, but he tells her that he is sorry but he does not recognize her.  Franco insists he is going to leave town and Drew asks him to please stay put, as Liz promises that they can reverse what happened to him.  But can Liz really promise that?

Later, Scorpio (Tristan Rogers) fills Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) in on what happened and how Franco now was implanted with Drew’s memories, which leaves them stunned.  That means Franco, who is one of the people Jason loathes most in the world – now believes he is Jason’t twin brother.

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Meanwhile, as Kim (Tamara Braun) and Julian (William deVry) prepare to leave Port Charles for Manhattan and start live anew, (so Kim can not be haunted by her life in Port Charles from the recent death of her son, Oscar) things are about to make a shocking turn … for her.

Back at GH, Liz is upset when Franco decides he must get out of his hospital room.  Liz is scared he will just skip town knowing he feels he has no ties there.  Drew reassures her that because he is a version of him, the pull will be way too strong for him to exit Port Charles.

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Kim is now at the hospital getting ready to turn in her resignation letter and runs into Franco.  He recognizes her and calls her “Kim!” You can tell he is quite smitten with her.  Kim is not sure why Franco is acting that way.  She announces she is leaving Port Charles to which he says he is going to come with her. She sees he has a hospital ID bracelet on, so she thinks something has happened.  Just then, Franco tells her about the first time Drew Cain and her met up! This shocks Kim  … and the next thing you know … he moves in for a major kiss and lip-lock as Drew and Liz look on.

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So, what do you think of the story turn thus far that has Franco now with Drew’s memories and with no trace of Franco? Share your thoughts on the twist via the comment section below!

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Constance Towers Returns To GH As Helena Cassadine … But Just How Does She Appear?

Now, any General Hospital fan knows that if there is skullduggery and evil going down, Helena Cassadine (whether dead or alive) is usually somehow involved when it comes to the lives of certain people in Port Charles.

And … some major storyline news from TV Line reveals that on next Monday’s August 19th episode of the ABC soap opera, Constance Towers reprises her role as the evil one herself … Helena!

Apparently, look for Helena to appear in a flashback with none other than Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin) and about Drew Cain’s time in Afghanistan.  That scene might hold a key to just what Shiloh wants now that he has implanted Drew’s memories into Franco (Roget Howath), thanks to Dr. Cabot’s work.  But could what is revealed also relate to the story that will see Billy Miller (Drew) exit the canvas later this month? Stay tuned.

Viewers last saw Helena alive in story until November of 2016, but then she was part of Jake’s hallucinations that were a part of the chimera storyline that climaxed at the Nurses’ Ball back in May of 2017.

So what do you think Helena’s presence in a flashback will reveal? And, who is ultimately having that flashback? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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