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General Hospital Has Found Their New Dillon Quartermaine! Robert Palmer Watkins To Make Debut!

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Dillon Quartermaine (last played by The Bold and the Beautiful’s Scott Clifton) is coming home to Port Charles and General Hospital! 

However this time actor Robert Palmer Watkins takes on the role of Tracey Quartermaine’s (Jane Elliot)  youngest son beginning next week on all-new episodes of the long running ABC soap opera.

Watkins, who has appeared in the motion picture Frat House Musical, Safari and the supernatural web series Last Life among other projects, is set to bring Dillon back with some major sex appeal.

Emme Rylan (Lulu, GH) told Soap Opera Digest on the casting of Watkins: “I love Rob.  He is so much fun to work with. He is so prepared every single day and so freakin’ into it. They couldn’t have found a better guy.”

Excited of the news that Dillon Q is going to be back on the canvas?  Who do you think he will be romantically linked with?  Share your thoughts below on the casting of Robert Palmer Watkins!

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Scott (ATWT Fan)

He looks promising and is not bad on the eyes. While there are other options I would have chosen for recast in the role of Dillon, I only hope Ron does not tarnish the strong history Dillon has within the series, as both a previous character and as a Quartermaine. Look forward to his returning next week.

Ren
Ren

Dillon was born a year or two after Maxie so he should be a good 30 to 32. Please don’t put him in teen storylines.

Those days are over.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Maxie character skills be 28. The article says nothing about teen, but he would fall in the Micheal age range. Also Lulu/Maxie group. But would need to be a bit matured

AJQ
AJQ

“He looks promising and is not bad on the eyes. While there are other options I would have chosen for recast in the role of Dillon,I only hope Ron does not tarnish the strong history Dillon has within the series, as both a previous character and as a Quartermaine. Look forward to his returning next week”

I just did a search and there were some pictures of him without a shirt. He’s ripped. Unfortunately, I think a great legacy character is destined to become slimy eye candy. The fear of being tarnished will become reality.

richard
richard

I think you are so dead on, Frank and Ron love hiring the next piece of eye candy instead of scouting authentic talent. I guess Nathan will be old news!!!!

Jeff
Jeff

Bring back Scott Clifton; his talent is wasted on the B&B!

toscanti
toscanti

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carol
carol

I just hope this will mean we get to see a lot more of Jane Elliot.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

He’ll like Val, Maxie, Kiki, or Sabrina….who else is there…..oh, Lulu because of a possible Vante pairing….lol

Jimmy
Jimmy

Never heard of him before, but I’m willing to give him a chance. I’m excited that Dillon is finally coming back, his return has been long awaited. I was hoping they would cast Tom Pelphrey in the role, but I’m hoping for the best with Robert. Hopefully he’s a better actor than Ryan Paevey, Brytni Sarpy and Hayley Erin. Can’t stand any of them!

su0000
su0000

WHOA!!
I never heard of Dillon Quartermaine..
Tracy never mentions him, nobody did..

It great to have anoth Q .. hope he kicks Michales azz to the curb !

I bet he will be with Lucas !
his wedding to Brad isn’t going to happen- family problems..
(aha Brad’s parents are mobsters, cool)

Laurie
Laurie

Dillon Quartermaine

Ned’s brother, Tracy’s son, Jason’s cousins. Ex-husband of Maxie’s deceased sister, Georgie. Lulu aborted his child-HATED THAT S/L!! Lots of history here!! Worked for Ned’s record label. Always wanted to work in entertainment industry. Couldn’t hang in w/ELQ shenanigans. Wasn’t his speed from what I remember. I liked the character, didn’t like the HW, Guza during his stint!

Always loved Scott Clifton. Not familiar with Robert Palmer Watkins. He’s a cutie. Bring it on!!!!

su0000
su0000

Thanks Laurie ..
I don’t recall of him even being mentioned..
He sounds like a good comeback for the Q’s…
gotta check google and see how old he is..

Aria
Aria

Dillan isn’t gay plus the characters already know each other. So nay on a romance..

Timmm
Timmm

Your too young! Dillion was born in 1992, and is the son of Paul Hornsby and Tracy Quartermaine. Scott Clifton played him from 2003 to 2007. Lulu had a thing for him so maybe thats his angle or hers? Scott is not available but this recast shows promise.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oh no… Just googled this actor to check him out and Robert Palmer, the British musician…Addicted To Love…came up in my search. Sadly, he passed today of a heart attack at the age of 54. RIP to a very talented guy…

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oops! Brain freeze alert! I must have read the date re something else…he passed in 2003!

Laura
Laura

Rebecca…Robert Palmer, the musician, died back in Sept 2003.

Liam
Liam

I thought Robert Palmer died in 2003.

AJ
AJ

While totally off subject, Robert Palmer died in 2003, not today.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

AJ…we all occasionally deviate from the subject…most of us have that conversational rapport here whether someone reveals something personal about his or her life, talks about a prime time show, what career they’re in, etc. I specifically stated that the musician’s name came up because the first two of the new Dillon’s name is the same…so it hit me and I just thought to mention it. Albeit 12 years off…

Jay
Jay

Robert Palmer died in 2003

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol! I know, I corrected myself…see above! I have no idea how how I forgot that…and I could have sworn what I read today had today’s date. Dunno… I’m scaring myself… 😉

Timmm
Timmm

If Robert Palmer Watkins can act anywhere as good as Robert Palmer could sing, we are in for a treat! I still cannot believe Robert Palmer is gone! Great singer.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Tim…agreed! Thanks… 🙂

rebecca1
rebecca1

lolololol…brain freeze still in effect. that would be Timmm…not Tim. sigh….

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

The more Quartermaines, the better! I don’t care about any romantic entanglements. There just need to be a few more Q’s of both sexes to fend off Nikolas & Franco. Hurry up and remember your identity, Jason!

su0000
su0000

I just want Michael, now a Q, to get a run for his position at ELQ..
I want to see a power play for CEO..
Hopefully Dillan will become CEO of the Quartermain company..

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

I don’t mind a little sparring for control of ELQ. That’s what made DALLAS after all. But, IMO, it should eventually be Michael. That’s who Edward wanted. I think Michael & Sabrina should takeover where Edward & Lila left off.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Completely agree with you, Kansas Guest!

Timmm
Timmm

Crychael couldnt even run a Starbucks let alone ELQ! Bring on Dillion!

Rodd
Rodd

I glad to see any Q back on the canvas. My biggest wish would be for Monica to come back. She’s always talked about but never seen. What’s up with that?

Charday
Charday

Finally, a Quartermaine returns. Now, where’s Monica???? Where’s her confrontation of Sonny for murdering AJ????

su0000
su0000

Monica’s last tweet and Facebook post was in February, nothing since on either..

Timmm
Timmm

He is a good looking guy. I watched a demo reel of his acting and it was very good. Scott Clifton is unavailable so this is what you do. Its a shame Ned wont be around. Lets see how this guy is. I’m all for filling up that Quartermaine mansion. I hope he comes in and unseats Michael at ELQ.

su0000
su0000

his picture that Ron Carlivati put up on his twitter look much different than one here..
I like RC pic of him better, recent..
He wears glasses looks smart ..

Timmm
Timmm

su0000, so your telling me if I wear glasses I’ll be smart? I am calling my optometrist ASAP!

Jeremy
Jeremy

hey Timmm, Robert’s demo reels are okay. I think he’s probably very likeable, definitely interesting, and I see the potential in him for landing a soap role. I hope he fits the role of Dillion, he’s got tough shoes to fill, however with the years that Dillion’s been off the canvas, it may work out really well for Robert. I’m glad GH is bringing back a Quartermaine, and give Jane Elliott some worthy material.

Hopefully, Monica will pop in and welcome Dillion. WTH is MONICA???
I have to say, I’m really disappointed in how the show continues to leave her out of the scenes, especially with Jason nearly back, and she was nowhere when Ned was about. As I recall her last episode was on the Christmas episode, or maybe mid-January. Hopefully, Monica returns to the Quartermaine mansion and we actually SEE her.

Charday
Charday

Monica’s last episode was the “Krampus” Xmas episode—so many missed opportunities since then. Do you think Ned will be re-cast?

Jeremy
Jeremy

@ Charday, I doubt the show will recast the role of Ned.

Timmm
Timmm

Jeremy, great post! Your right, with Dillion being off the canvas for so long he can make the character his own. Not having Monica on is a sin! I ASSume we will see her when Jake becomes Jason? Just like Bobbi, we will see her more now that Luke is leaving the canvas.

Fanny
Fanny

Ditto on dethroning Michael.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I don’t know why anyone’s against Michael. He’s always been a great guy…loyal to his family, gave AJ a chance and came to love him even after all the horrific brainwashing he was subjected to by Sonny and Carly against AJ. Michael’s perfectly in his right to have disowned Sonny and Carly…and I think it’s great he’s finally in the Q fold. I’d like to see the irony…the victory… of AJ’s son taking the position at ELQ that AJ was robbed of. I also think lil Avery/ AJ is in great, loving safe hands with him…

Fanny
Fanny

What I meant is that Michael simply is not ready to run ELQ, like some
Lone Ranger,without the benefit of Tracy’s WISDOM and knowledge
backing him up and while we’re at it through Dillon in the mix. Now
that starts to make sense. However HORRIBLE some of Michael ‘s
past has been and it Has, Sonny and Carly have ALWAYS loved &
adored him.

Shay
Shay

Here, here, Fanny! Mikey has become insufferable and obnoxious…plus, he has shown highly questionable judgment involving himself with the likes of Sappy. Hence, he needs to be taken down a few pegs and Dillon being “Tracy’s Boy” could be just the one to do it. I’m actually glad that this pivotal role has been recast because I couldn’t stand Scott Clifton’s pudgy punk filmmaker with the hurricane-forced hairdo….he was just an off-putting mess. Also, couldn’t stand him with the “precious” Georgie….he was far better with Lulu—then played by the much superior Julie Marie Berman— but their ill-fated hookup and resulting pregnancy storyline was absolutely tragic.

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay
Whatever possessed Michael to HIRE not one but two former nurses to help
him out… One of them is bound to have a script pad laying around, watch UR back.
Questionable judgment indeed, he’s the one who is in dire need of Parental
GUIDANCE. The courts ruling was RIDICULOUS giving him custody of Avery
when she has a maternal grandmother perfectly capable of raising her.
He’s needs to stop juggling all these things at once, caring for Avery as if he’s
her sole living relative, Commencing a relationship with sappy Sabriiiiina
WHY now & WHY her there’s no magic,no spark… finally saving ELQ.
Boy does he need HELP.

Fanny
Fanny

@ Shay..I couldn’t agree with U more about Julie M Berman, if they Insist on
Keeping the current actress in the role of Lulu, Julie could play another
character, like maybe a federal agent taking Anna’s place in her absence
since Finola is taking the summer off… Hence she “MEETS” Dante and
a HOT STEAMY Love affair takes place…….

Fanny
Fanny

Anyone but VAL-chops!!!!!

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I still maintain that it was a gross error in judgment not to cast the popular and ever-missed JMB as Val. The contrasting visuals of old and nuLulu alone would have made for great viewing. Plus, there would have been an existing built-in chemistry between the characters of Dante and Val, should the showrunners choose to go the infidelity route…which I am certainly hoping is NOT the case! For the life of me, I simply cannot understand the value of the actress selected to portray “Val-Chops.” She’s not very good and highly annoying, and if she is intended to play the Falconeri family homewrecker, then she will be absolutely despised. As for “Mikey,” I also cannot fathom why this young, green whippersnapper of a hapless half-wit is supposed to be the saving grace of the dwindling Quartermaine dynasty. He’s done nothing in his life to demonstrate his worthiness to be in charge of ELQ other than denouncing his “parents,” Sonny and Carly, and attempting to build some sort of social-do-gooding shrine to his late bio-dad, the lovable but luckless AJ. How does that translate into having the right stuff to run a multi-billion dollar corporation???? Especially when this clueless trust funder is more about playing Daddy to an unrelated infant and with said child’s glorified babysitter….it’s patently ridiculous, any way you slice it! (And, you’re spot on when you say there are no discernible sparks between Sappy and Mikey….it’s just another failed, contrived attempt to link that wet-blanket of a nitwit nanny to another wholly unsuitable male!)

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay…That would have been brilliant on their part, casting JMB as Val,
It would have been a match made in heaven. Obviously the writers don’t
READ these posts RC & FV should reconsider that oversight. It could
potentially increase their VIEWERSHIP!!!

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….As much as I have been bandying about the notion of JMB as “Val,” I cannot take credit for it. I previously read a spoiler that she was possibly headed back to GH in a new role described as a cousin of the present-day Lulu, and that idea really struck my fancy. Hence, when “Val-Chops” showed up and was clearly NOT Ms. Berman, I was quite disappointed! If the viewers were simply provided a rhyme or reason for the character and the particular actress cast in the role, it would be helpful toward accepting her. As it stands right now, it looks like just another whim on the part of the showrunners. Too often, they seem to choose someone they take a shine to, and then try to place them on the canvas accordingly. Needless to say, that is not a very effective means for ingratiating a new character to the public.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Fanny…Once again..Disagree.

Dillon, if they keep him true to character…has ZERO experience and ZERO interest in running ELQ.

Regarding Michael, Carly and Sonny…doesn’t mater how much they loved him. They STOLE him from AJ…they BRUTALIZED the man. They poisoned Michael against him. The point is…though he was raised in love, and I don’t deny that he was…he was lied to his whole life. He was kept from AJ who was his biological father…who WANTED a relationship with him.

Michael, as Sonny’s son, had to kill to protect his mother and sister, was shot and put in a coma, and went to jail and was raped. I’d say he has enough knowledge, wisdom and experience to realize Sonny’s home is not the ideal place for his baby sister. Nor, for that matter, is Ava’s. As much as I love Maura West…and Ava…she, too, is a murderer and involved in a life of crime.

Maternal grandmother? LOVE Delia. She’s a nut! She works in a bar. She’s a single woman. Best place for AJ/Avery? No.

Michael? He’s a young, healthy man. He’s wealthy…has the means to provide for her. A good, safe home. The Qs might have their “ways”…but it’s still a much healthier environment than any of the other choices.

Nurses? I’d say that was a wise choice in hiring…not a poor one. Sabrina is an excellent nurse…a very moral, maternal figure. Rosalie? At this point Michael has no idea she’s duplicitous.

I’m in Michael’s corner. All they way… That said, I look forward to the return of Dillon. And while I loved Scott Clifton…this actor might bring an edgier vibe to the role. All in all, great that they’re (hopefully) trying to rebuild the Qs in some way.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh, as for casting JMB as Valerie…I think it’s a ludicrous idea. Beyond distracting! JMB is sooo identified with the role of Lulu…there were so many fans clamoring for her return in the role (which by the way SHE decided to leave) that it’d almost be a parody. Would totally break the fourth wall…

Fanny
Fanny

@ Rebecca
With all due respect… AJ had never sprouted wings on my watch, far from
being angelic. Sonny,Carly,Monica,Alan,Jason,Edward….none of them were
responsible for him picking up a drink or ten, he became a raging, jealous
angry alcoholic all on his own. All that self hate spilled over dragging
JASON along with him… And all Jason wanted was to help AJ,whom he loved.
How about his connection/partnership w/ Faith Roscoe together they were evil
Incarnate. Given..Carly & Sonny were hellish towards him but AJ wasn’t a day
at the beach either. I’ve always really liked Michael he’s decent, fair and good.
I certainly don’t expect him to forgive everything that’s happened, but perhaps
entertain the possibility that his parents did what they did, as misguided as it
was…because they love him. Sabrina and Michael will be short lived..she won’t
hold his interest for very long, he’ll out grow her. I still believe Morgan will end
up being Avery’s dad solving that problem. As far as ELQ is concerned let’s
not rule Tracy & Son out completely, Luke is leaving town after all she’ll need
to occupy her time constructively.

rebecca1
rebecca1

And with respect back, Fanny…AJ was an alcoholic. He had a disease. He also showed remorse and was devastated by the accident that caused Jason’s brain damage. On the other hand, Carly and Sonny are just selfish, egotistical, self-righteous people that hurt people that they believe deserve it. There’s no disease to blame. Just their whim.

Sonny is a murderer. Pure and simple. His reason for taking Michael…so he claimed, was because Michael wouldn’t be safe around AJ. How beyond hypocritical is that? A mob boss…who has enemies that could wipe out his family on a dime, make his children a target…had the audacity to tell AJ…the BIO dad…that he wasn’t good enough, able enough, safe enough to be a father to his own son!

No, no one forced AJ into being an alcoholic. True. But addiction is out of one’s control…or at least a lifelong struggle to break free of. But no one forced Sonny into being a killer, Carly a selfish schemer who slept with her own mother’s husband…just one of her many destructive, hurtful acts. Let’s not forget the violence they perpetrated on AJ…from hanging him on a meat hook to dousing him with alcohol and leaving him in a huddled mess so that people would think he’d gone back to drinking.

“His ‘parents’ did what they did because they love him?” Sonny wasn’t his parent. He only became his adoptive father after he threatened AJ with his life if he didin’t sign over his rights. As proven by Michael’s life as I listed above, having to kill, go to jail and get raped is not any indication that he was better off a Corinthos.

AJ deserved to know his son…he deserved to raise his son and at the least have joint custody with Carly…even if he had to have supervised visits unless he got sober…and actually, I wonder how a judge granted custody to a known criminal like Sonny over AJ. As I also mentioned, they went one step further…the poisoned Michael against AJ. Not only did they denigrate him, they made him believe he didn’t even want him.

Michael is a good guy. A sensitive guy. Sabrina’s smart, also sensitive, compassionate…IF they keep her on the show I think they might do well together. I’m wondering if now that Carlos is out of the picture that Sabrina will follow. They haven’t allowed Sabrina to shine. She’s got all the right ingredients…pretty, smart, sweet, damaged, fragile, strong, moral, but she’s only been in the shadow of the men she’s loved. I like her…but if they don’t evolve her character she’ll be as dispensable as many think she already is. Who knows…maybe Dillon will have a thing for her and that’ll set up conflict between the two cousins.

I’m not worried about Tracy. I think they’ll find something for her to do. I just don’t see Dillon coming back to take over ELQ. We’ll soon see….

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….You bring up many excellent points! Although I was a huge fan of Sean Kanan’s AJ, you correctly pegged him as no angel….when he returned the final time to the GH canvas, I had hoped that his myriad demons and bad behavior were truly a part of the past. He had a fresh start in Port Charles, and I was most encouraged with it, but alas, the writers had other ideas for the hapless Quartermaine heir and it was back to square one with the boozing and bumbling….I was disappointed and outraged when the character was once again killed off (this time for good?….) but it is what it is….SK has moved on to better things, and so must those of us who had wished more for AJ. To see his petulant punk of a son carry on this childish vendetta against his parents, and especially using an innocent child to whom he has no blood ties to make his point is beyond pathetic. Mikey acts like he is taking the moral high ground, but his antics demonstrate nothing of the sort…he’s totally out of his league trying to play at the high-powered corporate level, and his silly schoolboy interest in Sappy—a failure of a nurse turned nanny-servant in his employ, no less—just goes to show what an immature young man he actually is. Nothing about his life is at all realistic, and he needs to be put in his place…first by his Q elders, as they wrest back control of their family firm, then by Avery’s true kin, when they reclaim the infant that he has no real right to be harboring. I am hoping you are correct in your theory that Morgan is indeed the authentic bio-dad of Ava’s daughter. When that possibility was first posited, the younger Corinthos was a willing prospective father, and along with Kiki, he cared for their little “sister” in a most loving and responsible fashion after she was rescued from the evil clutches of Nina…it wasn’t until Sonny stepped in to assume custody that all this musical baby bassinets nonsense began. It needs to stop….whether at the hands of “Denise,” or via some other surprise plot development….it matters none to me, as long as that little crumpet is permanently removed from ChezQuartermaine and the incapable and inappropriate care of Sappy and Mikey. (And speaking of Morgan, I was so hoping that he would have knocked his brother’s block off in that boxing ring today…..it’s about time he regains some dominance in their sibling rivalry. Soon, very soon, one hopes!) As for Tracy and son, I foresee them joining forces to restore the luster to the faded family’s fortunes….as you so correctly state, once Luke has departed, this former business dynamo will have plenty of energy to devote to her first real love….ELQ!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay
Hear Hear!!!

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay… I meant Here! Here!
I also enjoyed Billy Warlocks AJ, big personality,good actor.
Little crumpet (that’s so sweeeeet).Love the way “Denise”
made Julian understand he didn’t step up, when it came to
keeping Avery in the family. Basically that should have been
his first priority, announcing it wasn’t going to continue on her
“Watch” gave her away. Just in case we didn’t already know it
by how she kept longingly looking in KiKi’s direction every now
& again. The 15 second June preview looks like fun…

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….I missed out on BW’s AJ….just wandered away from GH in favor of “Santa Barbara” after SK’s abrupt departure, but I do know that he was very good as “Ricky Flyer/Driscoll” on “Capitol.” That’s where I first encountered Mr. Warlock and his charms. As for “Denise,” I am loving the way she is “giving the business” to those around her (Julian, Sonny, etc….) in her no-nonsense, hilarious “New Yawker” way….it’s been a fun departure from the haughty Ava, but I have a feeling that the character will wear thin in short order, so I hope that the show runners have a plan for returning Ms. Jerome to her original form in the very near future. She is too integral a part of the adorable Avery’s saga to keep her out of the loop on a long-term basis. As for Kiki, I have been looking at her for awhile now, and trying to think of whom she reminds me….she possesses such a unique look. Finally, it hit me…and it was actually quite close to home: with those long blonde locks, tall build and wide facial structure, she could pass for Heather Webber’s progeny! Too bad they didn’t leave this character as Franco’s daughter, because she would have been immensely believable calling the “BLT Queen” herself “grandma,” especially given the strong similarity between HE and a young Robin Mattson! Then again, there are those of us (CeeCee and myself, included) who are wholly convinced that Kiki is yet to be revealed as the devil spawn of yet another choice lunatic on the GH canvas, the much-despised Nina!!!! Stay tuned!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Well…there’s no “here, here” here! Wholeheartedly disagree with the assessments…for those few who have dubbed Sabrina “Sappy” there will be no clear sight. She, for those who enjoy or at least understand the psyche of the character…is portrayed as moral, competent, intelligent and compassionate. For anyone who saw her as otherwise simply didn’t/doesn’t understand the character. One might not like the actress; I do. However, that aside…Sabrina never had ill intentions, she loved with an open heart, gave love to Patrick, was maternal with Emma and suffered great loss…from Patrick to her baby. Still, after an emotional breakdown, she has come back stronger, just as kind and protective of those she loves…and I think she’s a great nanny to lil AJ…and would be a great maternal figure as well.

Once again, Sabrina, described above as “a failure of a nurse turned nanny-servant in his employ” couldn’t be more off base. Sabrina was/is an excellent nurse. She’s knowledgable and compassionate. Unfortunately, life’s circumstances overwhelmed her and she lost her job. Doesn’t make her less capable.

Michael does not have a “childish vandetta” against his parents. He has a very valid reason to turn against them; I think most people who found out they’d been lied to their entire life, whose father was badgered, battered and finally killed by his adoptive father…and his mother not only kept the secret but put down his dead father at every turn…has a tad of a reason to be ticked off. And I say that with full sarcasm…he has EVERY reason.

As for Michael not being related to Avery/AJ…I think that’s an insult to anyone adopted. He’s her big brother. Period.

Instead of seeing Michael as weak or immature, I think he’s portrayed as a remarkable guy who’s been put through a lot of trauma in his life…and yet has maintained his morality, his loving, kind nature…and is finally becoming a man in his own right by asserting his independence from Sonny and Carly, trying to give the Qs…a family he was taken from a chance…and trying earnestly to learn all he can about running a company. Let’s not forget before Wally Kurth/Ned was given a contract…he was assisting Michael along the way.

Michael’s great. I hope they evolve his character to be a strong, good man…and perhaps find his way back to Jason. As for Sabrina…I’m not sure of her future on the show. But I’ll always think of this character as one of the “good guys.” LOL…IF she stays, I hope they evolve her, too. The show needs balance. They need to find her some girlfriends, a strong relationship…but keep her in the same realm as Lila, Laura, Emily…she was written as such.

Sly
Sly

Google his full name to get more information and pictures.

“Robert Palmer Watkins”

Patrick
Patrick

“Quartermainia”

I wish an established actor “should’ have be cast

I’m certain Jane Elliott was screen tested with

so

I’m holding out hope.. that this young man… has the quips finesse flow and banter

to keep up

group hug: LOL that Traci finds the love of her life… a new venture… a new plight… a flight plan that the audience salivate and forward charge with this woman

Laurie
Laurie

Also view his cover of Millionaire by Bruno Mars with a couple of his friends on youtube. He has a really good singing voice. REALLY GOOD-guess he will be rotated into Nurse’s Ball 2016-lol.. Hope he sings on the show sometime. He looks like a soap actor. Nice speaking voice. Natural delivery from the acting videos I saw. He looks different on tape than in his photos. He should do well.

Dan
Dan

Too bad Ned won’t be around to explore their relationship as brothers. Would also Like to see the Q mansion filled.

Timmm
Timmm

I know Dan, what a sin loosing Wally!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Agree! Hate it…

Allen saint james
Allen saint james

A fight for power between Michael and Dillion?!!!

Karolyn
Karolyn

Please ship Spencer off to boarding school tiill he grows into a normal 18 year old. This precocious child is not needed in the script. The Prince has done a disservice to his son by spoiling him and turning him into a Brat with a big mouth. Please write him out for the next 10 years!

Maggie
Maggie

While I thought Michael Graziadei would have been a good Dillon Quartermaine recast I’m willing to give this guy a chance. GH usually has a good track record with finding new talent, especially the actors (Bryan Craig’s Morgan is a good example). Between Valerie and the recast Kiki though GH has lost some steam in finding new talented actresses. Valerie is not needed at all; and they should have had Kiki go off to school, or something, when Kristen Alderson left. At the end of the June 2 episode when the new Dillon showed up I was immediately like, Who’s that?! So my interest is peaked.

Matthew
Matthew

Dillon will not be paired with Lulu. True, they are within the same age range and have an established friendship, but their parents are to be married making them step-siblings. The pairing would only be possible if Luke were to return to Laura, who coincidentally is coming back to the show. As long as he is not romantically linked to someone like Rosalie or Hayden we’re good; no logic to those choices. Dillon would need to be part of a couple that wouldn’t bore us with possible sexual chemistry but no other appeal. I mean look how long it took GH to finally find the perfect girl for Michael, which they finally have in Sabrina. I just wish Dillon were gay — he and Felix could make gay couple #2. I mean there are more than two gay men in most mid-sized cities. 🙂

Debbie
Debbie

I would die if he were gay. But I would still love him as he is because no matter what preference he has he is super for this part. And he is gorgeous and a very nice guy. GH has some really great talented Actors and Actresses, they keep me intrigued each one of them. But Dillon is my babe on GH.

Debbie
Debbie

I think they should give Dillon a chance. He is a really good actor I can see, he plays his role very well. Who would not like watching him. He can act, sing and dance. I have been watching GH since I was 4 years old and I am addicted to this Soap and he makes it all much better, among other cast member’s such as Sonny, Carly, Michael etc. (Dillon, k/a Robert) keep up the terrific work. You are definitely eye candy and such a nice guy all my best. Debbie from Broolyn, NY

Debbie
Debbie

I think this is great, he is a really good actor. I watch and listen to everything he says and does and he is perfect for this role. In my next life I hope to be an actress so I have the pleasure of meeting and hopefully get to work with him. All my best, always.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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