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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Patrick and Sabrina Expecting A Bouncing Baby BOY!

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On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Sabrina (Teresa Castill0) finally made the decision with Patrick (Jason Thompson) by her side to find out the sex of their baby … and it is … a boy!

As expected and predicted by many, and us, it seemed likely that since Patrick was betrayed by Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) when he was expecting to be father to “their” son, and since he already had a daughter, that the powers-that-be intend on making Patrick a father to his first son.

Now the question is: Will this truly end up being Patrick’s bio-son? Will there yet be a twist coming and he is duped again and it is actually Carlos’ (Jeffrey Vincent Parise)?

And, where do you think the story will go from here? Will Patrick and Sabrina end up back together raising their son and little Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer)? Or, do you think soon Patrick will go down a dark path after the devastation at Robin  (Kimberly McCullough) leaving to go help Jason?  The good doc has not seemed happy in the least in the last several episodes we have seen him in.

Watch the clip of Patrick and Sabrina receiving the news about the sex of the baby after the jump! Then, let us know what you think lies ahead ?

 

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Sally
Sally

I won’t be watching.

MegB
MegB

This s/l is as contrived and predictable as they come. Patrick clearly doesn’t seem as enthusiastic about this baby as he was about Emma. I get the feeling that TC’s real life mat leave is going to be a turning point in the story. They probably have her as being Sonny’s long lost sister, daughter, cousin, whatever, and so when the revelation unfolds, she and the baby will be in harm’s way, which will explain her temporary leave of absence. (side note…I know it’s wishful thinking, but I’m hoping TC’s absence won’t be so temporary…:) It will be a total disaster for all involved if the writers put Patrick and Sabrina back together again. That will only make the characters look completely foolish and pathetic and the writers even more so. However, I’ve come to expect asinine decisions when it comes to Ron and Co., so I’m not holding my breath.

dmr
dmr

I was thinking that Sabrina would be Sonny’s long lost daughter with Lily from years ago, too. Too many coincidences with Sabrina being from Puerto Rico and Carlos having mob connections, and Sabrina being related to Juan. I just hope that Obrecht didn’t somehow implant Sabrina with Dante and Lulu’s embryo. That would be another lengthy, terrible storyline to have to suffer through. A waste of time!

KylieB
KylieB

I think the baby will end up being Carlos’s.!

Mama
Mama

LOVE Patrick and Sabrina!!!

They’re about the only couple worth rooting for on this show here lately.

dmr
dmr

I love Alexis and Julian; but, hate that Julian is helping faux Luke traffic drugs.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I’m starting to think that faux Luke has something over Julian…is controlling Julian in some way. Julian, who was at first portrayed to be a tough guy….someone you didn’t cross…seems to take his orders for “Luke.”

I think they’re trying to make Julian somewhat more redeemable in order for the saga of Alexis and Julian to continue…Julian obviously doesn’t do drugs…traffic or partake in…he objected to it initially, he refused to try out the stuff…he is obviously as put out as we are at “Luke’s” womanizing…

I’m lovin’ Julian more and more!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Once again…without edit button…let me clarify:

“from” Luke, not “for”

And, yes, Julian is controlled in so much as “Luke” is putting in some big bucks…but why does the powerful Julian Jerome need to be bankrolled; wouldn’t he have his own cash?

FAS
FAS

Hmmm…something’s rotten in Port Charles…and, yes, rebecca1 , I think Julian is sexy…that’s a real feat for me…considering he’s old enough to be my dad . But, he has that certain
Je ne sais quoi? …male magnetism.
No, Julian does not do drugs. The writers need to show some redeeming quality about him, I think. Perhaps this is one of them…are there any more? He has become a very likable character, so he is being prepped to transition into a good guy? Maybe?
Luke is really starting to p__s me off. I never liked him as the real Luke, I like him even less now. His eyes are so rheumy and he does look like a perv.
Also, I am really enjoying Spenser, “Le Petit Prince”. What a cutie..lol.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey FAS! Yes, I agree…I LOVE lil Spencer! I know some fans were put off by him but I thought he had just the right adorable arrogance to play the prince-in-the-making. And I love the relationship between he and Nicolas. That’s some of the best writing there…small scenes between a boy and his dad who, in the midst of wealth and privilege, tries to teach his son good values. The exchanges between them are endearing and oh-so-charming.

I’m very impressed with Tony Geary. He’s pissing me off and grossing me out…which means he’s doing a great job!

FAS
FAS

True enough, rebecca1, Anthony Geary is doing such a fantastic job that sometimes I forget it is not reality. You are absolutely right…it shows.
Little Spencer is a wonder to watch…he is as precocious as my little brother. And, yes, the relationship between him and his father is so believable and effortless. I appreciate the fact that his care and discipline are not left for the nannies. The writers are doing a super job showing how hands-on Nikolas is.

rebecca1
rebecca1

First, my grammar sucked in my last response. To put it mildly…egads! LOL.

The more I watch Spencer, the more I fall in love with the little guy. He is the epitome of adorability…and his “attitude” is hilarious. I find myself laughing out loud…(there is NO way I was going to write LOL for that one ;))…

tenblde
tenblde

I am sorry – I just can’t watch Patrick and Sabrina be happy and have the writers write this happy story of being a happy family — when they destroyed a 30 year legacy character with the most disrespectful and poorly written exit. They made Robin hated by so many people and those same people directed their insults at KMc — who has dedicated so many years to GH. It is actually painful to watch. I just can’t get on board of Patrina when Robin was destroyed.

su0000
su0000

Most all were OK with Patrick moving on, after Kim/Robin left GH the first time and most all wished her well….
since she came back for a short stay, now they can’t get over it.. lol
So silly ..

The biggest mistake in soap history was FV/RC bringing Robin back for her very short stay knowing she was leaving , again..

Another mistake RC made was not keeping her dead, as Kim wanted when she left the first time..
He should have killed her dead this time to avoid another mistake of her coming back, to only leave again..

anyways.. Patrick and Sabrina were a couple after Robins first exit, and most all were ok with it then while believing Robin was dead and Kim moved out and on, and not returning..

dmr
dmr

I agree. The same happened with Vanessa Marcil. She was brought back for a year. Brenda was written as a victim, lost her fire and spark. Married Sonny, only to divorce him a couple of months later. I was so disappointed. My favorite supercouple of all time is Sonny and Brenda. Such a disservice to the fans. The way Robin exited, up and leaving her family to save a frozen Jason-ridiculous. Would have been better if Robin didn’t return.

Ang
Ang

Don’t agree with “most all were OK with Patrick moving on…”

Definitely an untrue statement. The biggest mistake the writers made was pairing Patrick up with a character like Sabrina. He needs an equal–someone that will challenge him both in and out of the bedroom. Not a doormat that worships him and is okay with any scraps of affection he doles out.

And let’s not forget that Patrick is still MARRIED to Robin. Please don’t tell me the angelic Sabrina is going to commit a sin?

Are the Sabrina fans okay with this storyline for their heroine?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I could care less if Patrick moves on…I like his character a lot and I’d like to see him and Emma in more scenes/story lines.

This is a fictitious world people…as was stated so many times before the actress Kimberly decided to move on with her REAL life…so fans should be able to move on in their fiction ones.
And I don’t think the writers “ruined” Robin or the couple. She decided to leave the show…and saving her best friend from certain death was as good a reason as any for her to leave. Most of you are like,” I can’t believe she left her family “just” to save her friend/one-time love’s life! How dare she!!!” LOL…C’mon…if they’re going to give her a reason that’s a pretty damn good one!

As for Patrick and Sabrina; I like them together. However, the only reason I wouldn’t want them getting back together is because I’d find it difficult to believe that a woman left at the alter on her wedding day…discarded after her fiance’s wife returns…has the knowledge that he chose to leave and loves another woman…would be able to forget all of that and lead an emotionally secure life with that same man.

I do hope the baby is Patrick’s. It would be beyond ridiculous to do that to Patrick again, it would go against Sabrina’s character to lie about it…she said she didn’t sleep with Carlos and therefore it could only be Patrick’s. Unless…Carlos made love to her while she was sleeping, unconscious or drugged….

Hope not.

pat
pat

Its not that Sabrina told a lie she do not know what happen. That is not her fault but common sense should know if you wake up in a man s bed naked what do you expect. Carlos loves Sabrina likes he says do you think if he had a opportunity to slept with her he would not. Come on. I think Carlos remember he just do not want to tell her because she will be disappointed.
They did ruin her, why do you think her fans some say thinks about her leaving. The fans did not think that until that happen. Fans are really believing that. But Sabrina bless her heart can not do anything wrong. Now why would you think you can come to a married man house because you were invited by the daughter. You should have met them there at the Metro court. Now you are looking crazy. I do not watch it now because I know it soap opera but please let have some logic in the story.

pat
pat

I happens all the time .Person has to be chosen and Robin was get over it.

pat
pat

I agree with you 120%. I have stop watching GH because of that reason. Throwing Robin under the bus. Some viewer are to crazy to realize that it Robin.
To let the writer do that to her.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I do think the show is going to keep the baby Patrick’s but with everything else going on in his life he may not be as happy about it as he should be.Plus with Teresa Castill going on maternity leave soon it should be interesting to see what happens with Patrick with neither Robin or Sabrina around.

su0000
su0000

It was a given that RC would give Patrick a son..
Patrick and Sabrina will be happy for 2-3 months then they will have big problems..
It is a soap.. and there are no happy ever afters, we all know that..
So, in time Patrick and Sabrina will part..
There are no forever’s on soaps, all couples part.. it is the way it is 🙂
When that happens I would like for Patrick to be alone, he needs that..
Sabrina with someone new or Carlos and that would pull Sabrina into the mob action..

((hmm wonder what will happen to this baby? ALL babies are drama, that is what they are for; Parent drama makers …. lol 🙂

dmr
dmr

I don’t see any appeal with the actor or character who plays Carlos. Are we really supposed to believe that Carlos was interested in Sabrina pre-makeover, with bushy big hair and glasses and that they had tons of sex? I don’t think so.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL…true… but on the other hand if they did have “tons of sex” he knew what she looked liked under the big hair and glasses…and maybe liked knowing that the way she portrayed her old self in public wasn’t a man magnet.

Shay
Shay

Hey, as Olivia once pointed out in all her Bensonhurst wisdom, “Every pot has a lid.” Ours is not to reason why…..

Tonytiger
Tonytiger

It hard to say, I think Patrick will eventually get tied of Robin fly by night actions and ask for a divorce. He will realize Sabrina is the one he really wants to be with, but Carlos will continue to butt in where and when he is not wanted. The only one who can put a stop to that is Sabrina, but I think he likes when Carlos gets under Patrick skin. But the baby is Patick’s.

andrew hass
andrew hass

I agree.Patrick may eventually realize he can’t put his life or Emma’s on hold waiting for Robin to return.Now i’m not saying he will want to immediately reunite with Sabrina but as they spend time together his old feelings for her might resurface again.However even if Patrick wants her back Sabrina may not be so willing to run back into his arms because she could worry what will happen when Robin returns again.So she could be afraid that Patrick will go back to Robin again or he only wants her because Robin is not there.With Carlos Sabrina may know she comes first

Sharonda
Sharonda

That’s not news. It’s a devastation that this is storyline worthy. If poor Jake can have a funeral off screen, surely Sabrina can have her pregnancy storyline off screen too!

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

Im sick of all the baby drama on GH…next Nina will show up with Silas’s young son Silo…Nursery Hospital is GHs new name…well, i still like most of the show anyway but lets not make this baby Dante and Lulu’s…been there, done with that…let the beanie baby be Carlos’s and pair him with Sabrina because they do have better chemistry together than Sabrina and Patrick and it would be a little nice to see more ethnic families in daytime!!!

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

And i know if Silas’s son does show up he’ll be around 20 unless Kiki really is Nina’s!!!

Patrick
Patrick

It wouldn’t surprise, me, if Kiki… was Nina’s…

aren’t we all, just over… and tired… of Michael and Kiki

letting go of characters… ie: AJ, Connie, …. and, i’m not even venturing… on who else…

because… the writing is so mishap…. why… do they continue to force, viewers… to like… “love” , root for dullsville… dare I say… boring… pair, couple, item, duo… that they are so uninteresting….

Michael.. is on a rampage… “who killed my father” i’d do the same thing.. so as not to watch snooze fest… Sonny and Michael… Carly and Michael, Kiki and Michael… sorry to see that even Olivia has been strapped with comforting, and caring for Michael….

Kiki… has shown not one iota of respect and bonding with Ava… I don’t care at this point

heck… Luke can HAVE her

———–

MAN! isn’t Wally Kurth handsome ! will Luke sign the pre-nup? caught him red handed…

already… convoluted and unbelieveable…. AG’ Luke is not drawing in

let alone.. TJ and Sean’s new mom… working at the gallery… TELLING Julian… that she want’s in …. and that she’s in the know… about moving product… give me a break… she doesn’t click or move me

Michael Easton’ Silas… has so much going ON… first it was Rafe… then he got involved with Sam and Daniel… then it was Kiki… now he has a whole nother family to contend… Nina and child ARE alive… ??? they need to steer clear of all this family/personal stuff…. give him some good story at the hospital… with his JOB…

ummh…

OH… that’s right… Kathleen Gati’ Dr. O : continues : to STEAL the show

dmr
dmr

Ugh, can’t stand Kiki. What a waste of air-time! I was over Michael and Kiki when they were Michael and Starr. Totally boring and dull. I cringe each time Kristen Alderson is on, with her smug Kiki look. Send her back to Llanview, please! I wish we got to see Monica and Tracy kick Kiki and Morgan out of the Q’s boat house. That would have been a great scene to watch! Instead, we heard about it off-air! Both characters are so despicable and such moochers!

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

Why does Spenser call Luke ‘Uncle’…wasnt Luke his StepGrandpa? I hardly watched in the late 1990s and early 2000s but i know Nik is Laura’s son and Spenser her grandson so i thought Luke was his stepgrandaddy and not his uncle…who was his mommy???

rebecca1
rebecca1

Courtney, Sonny’s sister is Spencer’s mom…and since Lulu is Nic’s sister…she’s Spencer’s aunt…hence Luke (Lulu’s father) is Spencer’s grand uncle? Uncle once removed? And yes, he is also the step granddaddy on Laura’s side as well. I think. Errrrrr…confusing!

Mika
Mika

Are people who post comments fans of the show? It seems like no matter what the topic or whatever soap, all commenters are negative and complainers.

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

Thats what these message boards are mostly for…to discuss what we like and dislike about our soaps…not all comments are negative and complainers…the world we live in isnt %100 percent perfect nor is our pretend worlds we live in five days a week…lol

pat
pat

I agree. What do you think the message board is for Mika

dmr
dmr

I think a lot of us are just annoyed with the show, right now, and the direction it has taken. It’s sad, because so many of us are long-time viewers and we feel slighted; yet, it’s hard to just stop watching because we all have our favorite characters and couples.

Shay
Shay

Agreed…we do have our favorite characters and couples, yet they are systematically being replaced by largely untalented usurpers who really don’t fit into the Port Charles landscape at all….that is the frustration that those of us attuned to GH’s rich history feel and find to be so offensive. It’s one thing to add a new character here and there when they have a very real and plausible link to the past great families, so there is continuity and clarity in their presence. (Like Britt and Dr. O….they make perfect sense in the scheme of things, and I am even finding Nathan to be a bit more bearable since being revealed as Mutta’s offspring…and probably a Cassadine, as well!) It’s those stubbornly out-of-place peeps like Sabrina, Car-LOS!, Felix and now, Jordan, that seemingly make no sense and have no purpose. (The verdict is still out on Levi….on first impression, I absolutely cannot stand him, as he is bizarre and off-putting, but I am suspecting he has some ulterior motive and hidden rationale to be visiting “Maxiland.” Hopefully, it will soon be revealed because he certainly does not appear to be going down a treat with viewers.) As for Kiki, who you previously mentioned, I also consider her to be a truly failed “Cartini” experiment, but it is more the creators’ fault than KA’s….I did not mind her as Starr, but the new role was never a good fit for her. That being said, I thought she comported herself (and held her own….) quite ably in yesterday’s scene with AG’s beyond creepy, predatory “FLuke” ….when she launched her knee into his “Long John” and “Dunkin’ Munchkins,” (a bit of donut imagery there…) I thought “You go, Girl!” Apparently “Mama Bear” Ava taught her well…..LOL.

harry
harry

Mika, the fact that a majority of the comments are negative might tell you something. And you should also know that many of the commentators have been ardently loyal fans of GH for many years (Like that Leave it to Beaver person).
The fact that the usually positive commentators are finally complaining is indicative to the choppy writing .

rebecca1
rebecca1

Mika…I don’t think everyone is complaining all the time. I think one person likes a character and another doesn’t; one person likes a storyline and another doesn’t, one likes or doesn’t care about a character being killed off, another doesn’t…etc and so on…..

That’s when the debates begin, the “team sides” battle and the troops rally! LOL.

There’s also different interpretations of characters motives…rationales why he/she does or says something…etc.

“It reminds me of that old joke- you know, a guy walks into a psychiatrist’s office and says, hey doc, my brother’s crazy! He thinks he’s a chicken. Then the doc says, why don’t you turn him in? Then the guy says, I would but I need the eggs. I guess that’s how I feel about relationships. They’re totally crazy, irrational, and absurd, but we keep going through it because we need the eggs.” … Woody Allen

FAS
FAS

Thank God for people like you in our world, rebecca1…. I don’t know you, but I love you. You simplify the human mind and the goings-on in soaps with finesse. I thought my mother was the only one who perfected that quality.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Oh FAS…that was such a nice thing to say! Thank you for your appreciation. I look forward to more soapy analysis with you and others here in this microcosm of our unreal world…” People like you are what makes this site fun!

JENNIFER
JENNIFER

THIS IS PATRICK BABY IT IS HIS FIRST SON AND SABRINA DIDN’T HAVE SEX WITH CARLOS BUT IT IS FUN TO WATCH CARLOS AND PATRICK GET INTO EACH OTHER FACE OVER SABRINA AND THE BABY I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN SABRINA HAVE THE BABY AND PATRICK AND SABRINA GET BACK TOGETHER AND TO SEE PATRICK TIRED TO KEEP CARLOS OUT OF THERE LIVES BUT I SEE IT LIKE THIS IF SABRINA DEAL WITH ROBIN THEN PATRICK HAS TO DEAL WITH CARLOS BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO BE A PART OF HER LIFE

Patrick
Patrick

I totally. agree… about watching… Carlos and Patrick… getting it on.. and stewing… over lady Sabrina… with child

if all else fails… at least have these two men… stalwarts… worth the audience time… to catch these two MENS duelling it out

MegB
MegB

The idea of Carlos and Patrick fighting over Sabrina is almost as preposterous as Michael and Morgan duking it out over Kiki…give me a break.

Patrick
Patrick

@MegB

I agree, 100%

for lack of better story

Carlos and Patrick… are good actors who intrigue

this beats watching the Sonny, Carly, Olivia, Michael, Kiki, Luke, mishap

and, who knows… where Dante and Lulu will end up
and, who knows… where Nick and Britt will end up

I hope Kathleen Gati, Dr. O doesn’t flounder

there’s so much going on… with many on the canvas… with Ava and Julian…

and… Silas, and Sam/Daniel

that it sems a crap shoot

I’m wishing the best

JENNIFER
JENNIFER

BUT I WOULD LOVE FOR CARLOS TO HAVE A GIRLFRIEND IN HIS LIFE LIKE A GIRL FROM HIS PAST

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

This better be Carlos’ baby!!!

FAS
FAS

It is !!!!!

Aria
Aria

If they do a twist on this storyline then it will be insulting to the character of Sabrina, not every storyline has to have a twist that would be to predictable and tiring . Just let the baby be Patricks and move on with them either together or sharing custody but enough with cartoon twist….

FAS
FAS

Lol, Aria. That’s too easy.

pat
pat

agree. Its too easy Sabrina need some dram in her life. After all when Britt said that it was Patrick baby Sabrina did all she could to prove that it was not Patrick now the table is on her.

pat
pat

There will be no fun it is not a twist. Remember Sabrina is not prefect. Everyone of her fans want to be. It ok to trash Robin so trash her. The Princess

Shay
Shay

That definitely rated as a “lost my lunch” moment…….

pat
pat

A agree. That was good Shay.

Amanda
Amanda

I think now that Patrick is finally excited about the baby, the writers are going to destroy Patrick by making the baby die. It seems they like to heap emotional pain on Patrick. I don’t see why the show can’t let Patrick at least have his son to give him some happiness, they don’t have have to pair him and Sabrina back if the majority doesn’t want it. People can co-parent without being romantically involved.

pat
pat

making the storyline interesting. Go head on RC, write your story. Patrick can take it. he is a men. That is what soap is about.

Kimi
Kimi

Awesome scenes! I thinks it’s amazing was Teresa and Jason can do with no build up and just 3.5 minutes. The scenes were heart felt and sincere which in my oppion is one of the things that makes this couple so special. Happy that it’s a boy and looking forward to finally getting a story that is about Sabrina and Patrick.

FAS
FAS

Oh, Patrick will enjoy “his” new son….until the writers decide to make the baby Carlos’s….one can only hope.

Shay
Shay

From your lips to God’s ear, FAS! This farce is getting really unbearable…..we’ve been there, done that with these two and it didn’t work the first time. Why must we be subjected to “Chapter Two?” As Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. That is the perfect word for this awful mess of a coupling….”Insanity!”

Sheri Graydon
Sheri Graydon

Let them get married and take care of their two children.
Please no more BABY DRAMA.The baby is Patrick’s. They are a handsome couple.He is handsome and she is pretty.Why can’t the writers make this couple be the exception. Let them be happy and loving. I wrote this same thing a year ago. I love Patrina.

Sheri
ear ago. I love Patrons

FAS
FAS

You are right as usual, rebecca1…….It would be against Sabrina’s principles to fabricate a story like that. She would never pass someone else’s baby as a Patricks. However, your last sentence explains it well. I have been harping on this since the onset. It does not mean I’m right, but I think Sabrina was drunk out of her mind that night….she may have gotten frisky and euphoric…enough to encourage Carlos….and, there you have it…Sabrrrrina + Carrrrlos = niño.

Bev
Bev

The thing I am unhappy about is how stupid you are making Sonny look.

FAS
FAS

Okay, so, I get this weird feeling that Sabrina, Patrick and Emma will get into a car accident. They will survive, but Sabrina will lose the baby.

FAS
FAS

Oh, it would be a real plot twist if Sabrina needed plasma…a blood transfusion; but her blood type was rare……enter Sonny. I had posted the fact that Sabrina may very well be Sonny’s daughter a while back….no? It’s possible in soapland.

FAS
FAS

The question is…was this a real accident, or did Luke and Ava , unbeknownst to the other, do a double whammy? Please, writers. Don’t kill anybody off…I hate that…I do not like to see death…real or not.

E.S.
E.S.

I sure hope the baby is Carlos’! That would mean we’ll see more of him! I LOVE watching Jeffrey Vincent Parise. He is KILLING his scenes!!!

General Hospital

GH’s Coby Ryan McLaughlin Talks: Shiloh’s ‘Dawn Of Day’ Followers, Playing A Cult Leader, And His Co-Stars

Ever since the arrival in Port Charles of the mysterious “David Henry Archer” (Hank) now better known now as “Shiloh” (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), the minds of several members of the community have been revealed to, or have fallen under his spell.

For Shiloh is the cult leader of the group “Dawn of Day”.  He wields his manipulative skills to entrap unsuspecting people in his quest for power and control.   And make no mistake about it … he certainly has a target for Sam (Kelly Monaco), and an ax to grind with her.   For in her past, “the con-artist” Sam apparently swindled Shiloh’s father leaving him with next to nothing.  In addition to that, it has been noted, that Shiloh shared combat time in Afghanistan with Drew Cain (Billy Miller), before changing his name and coming to the town, where says he owes Drew for saving his life.

In story, one of his most loyal followers, Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) was to be initiated in the inner-circle of the cult, and after drinking from the cup as part of the ritual which drugged her, she was saved by Jason (Steve Burton ) who got her out of the “Dawn of Day” house and to a secret location, leaving Shiloh infuriated and needing to cover his tracks.  As the story has played out, we learn that Brad (Parry Shen) has also been bitten by the “Dawn of Day” bug and believes in Shiloh’s musing.  So much so that he wiped the evidence from the cup Krisina drank out of that Jason provided to Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) for testing in the hospital.  The GH audience has also learned that Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) was one of Shiloh’s favorite former members of the cult.  She has revealed she had a child with the guy (the baby she thinks is being raised by Brad) and needs to make sure he never finds out.  But, does Shiloh secretly know?

When we last saw Shiloh on Thursday’s episode of GH, he went into the files of the “Dawn of Day” followers and found Kristina’s.  He opened it, and we finally learn her “pledge” – a deep rooted secret from her past that one must share as part of the journey with the cult.  It revealed, that Shiloh knows that Kristina was abused by her former boyfriend Kiefer and that her mother, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) ran him down and killed him with her car.  Kristina knows about it first-hand, because she saw it happen as she was in the car with Alexis.  What will Shiloh eventually do with this Intel?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Coby Ryan McLaughlin, who has been the catalyst for much of the latest trouble brewing on-screen on GH about: the complexities of playing such a dynamic, and yet terrifying character, what has it been like mixing it up with the stellar cast of the ABC daytime drama series, and what he thinks Shiloh’s next move might be.  Here’s what Coby had to say about all and more!

What do you think about the reaction of the GH audience to Shiloh?  Is it what you expected?

COBY:  I’ve never really played a bad guy like this.  It’s interesting playing a villain because they love to hate you.  I’ll go on Instagram every now and then and throw elbows at the fans.  It’s really a trip.  The thing I like about this guy is that he’s not completely diabolical.  There are other things going on with this guy; he has other agendas as well.  It’s interesting seeing people react to what it is that I am doing while I have a storyline that is playing out.

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It’s is a bit of a trip as you say; because you have to, in many ways, be subtle in the manipulation as a cult leader would do.  Did you do any research on cult leaders before stepping into Shiloh’s shoes?

COBY:  I didn’t do much when I initially got the part, because I actually know some people like this.  I think as actors, one of the most interesting parts of our jobs is that we just get to sit back and observe things about people’s behaviors.  There are certain people who I have come across where my “Spidey senses” start tingling, and you think, “Well, I’m not going to get involved with this person, but what a fascinating individual.  This behavior is so fascinating.”  However, once I started this gig, yes, I did do research.   I’ll tell you, the one thing that a lot of these guys have in common is that they are extraordinarily exuberant.  They have just this energy about them, and they are seemingly humble.  They have these grandiose visions and these delusions of grandeur, but they do it in a way where you’re like, “Huh.  That almost seems kind of normal.”  In order to get a large number of people to follow you, you’ve got to be charismatic, you’ve got to be saying something that people really tap into and want to hear.  The behavior and psychology behind it are really interesting.  I watched this one documentary and these people literally had no idea … until they did.  They literally had no idea that they were in a cult until they woke up, and they were like, “Holy s**t.  This isn’t right.  This doesn’t feel right.”   Shiloh is an interesting role to play, and it’s written so straight down the line that I really don’t have to push anything, because the guy is written as what he is.   It’s really cool to be able to find all of the little things in that character, so I try to make him a whole bunch of different things to different people.

Did you know from the beginning that Shiloh would turn out to be this cult leader in the “Dawn of Day” storyline?  Who did you screen-test with that landed you the part?

COBY:  No, I didn’t know what he was going to be in the beginning.  I knew that he had an agenda, and when Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) told me that he was going to be a cult leader, I was like, “Oh, okay.  I know what I want to do.”   I have always had the opinion that cult leaders don’t come off bad… they’ve got to be likable.  You have to be able to relate to them in a way.  You have to be able to look at them and be like, “Ah well, maybe in certain circumstances what this guy is doing is okay.”  You have to be able to almost justify some of the behavior until you can’t anymore.  I screen tested with Laura Wright (Carly), and she is really fantastic.  We sit in the makeup chair and shoot the breeze all the time.

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So, is Shiloh infatuated with Sam?   What does he ultimately want from her?

COBY:  Yes, but he wants a lot. (Laughs) There’s a lot of backstory to him and what really brought him to Port Charles.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I have conversations all of the time about what this guy really is, and what his ultimate goals are, and that may change.  I think that Shiloh is a guy who has come to find his power, and the more powerful he gets, the more he wants.   You know, I’ve become a fan of General Hospital now.  I never watched the show before I got this gig.  I was a Days of our Lives guy years ago.  Don’t tell anybody. (Laughs).

Okay… we will not tell. (Laughs) Ah, sorry!  That’s got to be in the interview! (Laughs)

COBY:  All of  sudden, I will get a message from HR saying, “You’ve been great, but…” (Laughs)   But as to what Shiloh wants with Sam, you know I will read the scripts in advance, and I’ll start creating certain these things for myself in my own mind, such as: “What if he wanted to screw over Sam because of what she did to his father?”  What if it started like that, but all of the sudden he’s coming into some prominence and he wants to go after Sonny’s empire, and what if he wants to run the whole town and screw everybody…?”  I go through this whole thing.  It could literally go anywhere at any time, which is so cool about the soap world.

Without revealing what it is, do you have an idea of what the endgame is for Shiloh, or do you not?

COBY:  No, I don’t.  I think that it changes.  This is a really malleable medium, I’m coming to discover.  I think that nothing is set in stone.  I ultimately know what I want… just because I ultimately think that the foundation of the whole thing is rooted deep within this individual’s character: his emotional makeup, and how he was treated.  There is a lot of revenge going on with this guy, but there is a lot more than that.  He’s not just motivated by revenge.

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Something had to have happened to him, of course, because you know how it works in soap operas!?  If you’re completely evil or bad, and even if you do horrendous things, and they want to keep you on the show, they have to find a way to humanize the character.  Otherwise, you’re there to cause trouble for a time, and you’re killed-off.  Shiloh’s tentacles seem more far-reaching then viewers first suspected.  He has this thing for Willow, who used to be in the cult, and now he’s got Brad under this thumb. What did you think about how much Shiloh is intertwined with and affecting the Port Charles canvas right now?

COBY:  I think that he is an apex predator.  I think that he sees certain people, and he knows how to utilize them for what he wants.  It’s kind of like a chess game.  He knows where Brad is.  He’s always wanted Willow, because it’s the one that got away, so there are certain things he uses as a means to an end, and there are certain things that I think he wants just for himself.  I think the relationships that he creates with this “higher-ups” in the town are because he knows he can utilize them, and there are some personal relationships that he keeps personal.  Shiloh has his own reasons for doing what he does, especially with Willow.  I think he was grooming her to be something.  Just the fact that she left him … really bothers him.

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He doesn’t know that Willow had his child, or does he … hmmm? 

COBY:  No, not as far as we know.

If he was to know, what do you think he would do?

COBY:  Well …  you’re just going to have to watch and find out.

So, when you found out that there was this major initiation going on which included: the drugging of Kristina, the huge payment she made to be in Shiloh’s inner-circle, and how he was preying on her vulnerability, were you like, “Oh my, God! They’re really going all the way with this cult thing?”

COBY:  No.  We kind of alluded to it, and it has to go all the way.   I wasn’t surprised when I read that in the script.  This is this guy’s MO.  He gets what he wants.

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Shiloh’s s really upset that Kristina is missing and has figured that Jason kidnapped her.  He wants her back in the fold, correct?

COBY:  He does want her back, but he wants her back for a variety of reasons … and not just the fact that she reminds him of Willow.  That’s part of it, but I personally believe that he wants her back, because as I mentioned earlier it’s all about chess pieces for him.  He sets up the prominent people in his organization, so he can set them up to expand his means and to expand his agenda … to motivate his agenda, because there is a bigger picture to all of this.  Kristina is a Corinthos and she is part of the most powerful family in Port Charles, so there is that as well.  He wants to be able to have that power hold over that towns that he is in.

Many in the audience are wondering if Shiloh having sex with Kristina was a key part of his plan.  Is that part of his ritual?  Having sex with women upon initiation into his “inner circle”… or is that a grey area?

COBY:  Here is the thing, everything is consensual with him … that’s where his charm comes into play, that’s where sense of power comes into play.  So, with these women, nothing is forced.  There is not coercion …  at all!   So, yes, its alluded that he sleeps with them, but we don’t necessarily know if that is true for all of them … or…. if it is just for the ones that he takes a liking to.   The other thing we know; is that this guy is also a megalomaniac, so it’s also an exertion of power as well.  What I tried to do with it was not make it so completely overt.   He is a bit of a jerk, but I don’t want it to overstep that boundary of being tasteless.  I think you can go too far with it, so that is one of the reasons that we alluded to the fact that it was always consensual, and people what to be with him for one reason, or another.

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That’s why there was an important conversation written into the script with Jason, Sam, and Michael (Chad Duell) about how there is no way to nail Shiloh for a crime because he is so cagey with every move he makes.

COBY:  Yeah, you could say cagey, I say smart.

Now, Jason is his target.  Would you say there are even more underlying reasons that the obvious of why he dislikes Jason so much? Does he really have an axe to grind with him?

COBY:  I think he likes messing with people, and I think if he is unable to exert his power, or his will, or his control, over somebody, it really annoys him.  The stuff with Steve Burton is rather fun!  Shiloh can’t manipulate Jason like he can manipulate these girls, or the way he manipulates Brad, because Jason just operates on a whole different level.  I think that Shiloh finds it fascinating that he can’t get to him.   Shiloh also wants to get him out of the way, because he can’t out-muscle him.  Even if I could, the writers wouldn’t allow it. (Laughs) So, that’s never going to happen.  As Shiloh, I have to out-think him, because I want him out of the picture.   Shiloh sees Jason as an obstacle and he wants him out of the way, and he will do it by any means necessary, via him or with his kids… anyway that he can, because he can’t get at him on his level, because the playing field isn’t equal.

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What about Shiloh’s relationship with Drew (Billy Miller)?  What does he truly feel about him? 

COBY:  I have this conversation with Frank Valentini all the time.  I think the relationship I have with Drew might be the only true relationship I have with anybody.  I think that Drew really did what Shiloh said that he did.  I think Drew really saved his life, and he does really want to pay that debt back.  I think therein really lies the contradiction with this guy.  It makes it difficult for him to operate.  I think he is conflicted on some levels because he is one guy to Drew, and he is a different guy to everybody else.  I think the way Shiloh is with Drew is real.  In his past, I think that Shiloh was completely fatalistic and reckless and didn’t care if he lived or died, and Drew did save his life, and he gave him a purpose.  However, I also think that he is such a damaged individual.  He needs that feeling of safety by exuding his power and control over others.  The writers have alluded to the fact that he has this other life, and that he was a broken individual, and turned his life around and came back from the brink of dying, of killing myself, of not caring.  So, with Drew, I don’t want to manipulate him.  I don’t want to use him.  I am truly just grateful for the fact that he allowed me another chance at life.  I love working with Billy, because that’s when I get to be human.  I’m not trying to gaslight him.  I’m not trying to get something from him – well, I’ll take that back, because I am trying to get something from him.  I’m just not trying to do it in a way that I go about it with the other characters.  There is a huge amount of respect between the two of us.

Unfortunately, Drew doesn’t remember anything about their past, which puts “pause” in believing Shiloh’s war stories.

COBY:  Yet.  (Laughs). Well, we’ve been alluding to the fact of, “What if he did this? What if he went back into his memories?  What if he were able to remember?  There are a lot of “What if’s …”  So, they keep a lot of balls in the air with this relationship.

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What has it been like working with Lexi Ainsworth in this story, because she has been the main character so far drawn into the cult? 

COBY:  She’s great.  I love Lexi.  She is so easy, fun, and safe, and just a really nice person.  We sit and chat all of the time and talk about what it is that we want from each other in the scene and how it’s going to work.   Everyone is great.   Kaetlyn MacMullan is so much fun as well as Willow.  As an actor, it’s really fun when you get people who really want to play and want to go.

And, what are your thoughts on working with GH favorite, Kelly Monaco, who is key in your storyline?

COBY:  Kelly is rad.  We talk about being able to “play jazz” all of the time, which means being able to go into a scene and just riff and have a good time, because there is so much dialog that you have to learn.  I mean, that dialogue is nuts, and sometimes you forget halfway through a page-long monologue when you are at 27 pages in.  That’s when it’s wonderful to have a really good dance partner who can pick you up.  There are times where I get so off script, and I’m like, “Holy s**t!  Where am I going with this?” (Laughs) I have got really good people like Lexi, Katelyn, or Kelly who have my back and that just makes it fun.

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Some actors like to watch back their work, while others don’t.  Do you check out your performances on GH?

COBY:  Yeah.  Somebody on Instagram, this wonderful fan, will take all of the Shiloh’s scenes and post them!  Shockingly, I don’t own a television, so I don’t watch the show that way.

Do you make changes or adjustments once you see your work?

COBY:  Not really.  I made a decision to keep it real low-key with this, and just try to play everything real.   The other thing is I had never done anything like this before in my career.  I was so intimated by this whole thing, that it was like, “Alright man.  Just get in and listen.  Listen to what your scene partners are saying to you.”  In my approach, I am trying to be as still as I can possibly be and let whatever that person is saying motivate my responses and my actions.  If I watch my work, I’m like, “Yeah, that makes sense to me; I like that.  That’s something that this individual would do.”  Shiloh controls every situation that he is in, and even when he is introduced to new characters, he doesn’t wait to be introduced, he’ll just walk up and say, “Hi, I’m Shiloh!  What’s new with you?  How’s it going?” (Laughs) He kind of disarms them in every scene he is in.

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Soap fans first saw you on The Young and the Restless in your stint as Andrew working alongside Eileen Davidson (Ashley).  How was that experience for you?

COBY:  Eileen was unreal.  She was really cool, because none of this phased her.  She had been doing daytime so long that it was just a thing to her.  I’d sit there and read my scripts over and over and over again, but she just knew how to do it.  It was so easy for her, that it made it easy for me.

In a broad stroke, what would you tells the fans to look forward to with Shiloh?

COBY:  Well, Shiloh is going to continue his agenda.  He is going to have to go about it in a different way.  There are things going down right now (and I won’t spoil it) that are going to change the way he operates, and he is going to have to get what he wants in a different way.  Some of the people who you would have thought that he trusted, have turned against him.  It just all makes it more fun for him because this is a huge game.  Even the stuff with Sam, you may think that you know where it is going, but it may not be.  So, as much as he is enamored by Sam, he has an agenda with her.

So, what do you think will be Shiloh’s next move?  Will he blackmail Alexis to get Kristina back at “Dawn of Day”? What is his plan for Sam? Is Shiloh connected to a key family in Port Charles, but it has yet to be revealed? Who else do you think might wind up in the cult? Finally, are you enjoying Coby’s performance on GH? Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below!

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Cynthia Watros Replaces Michelle Stafford As GH’s Nina Reeves

Another big name is headed to the cast of General Hospital on the heels of the upcoming departure of Michelle Stafford.  Daytime Emmy winner, Cynthia Watros had been cast as the the new Nina Reeves.  Fans of Guiding Light remember her star turn as Annie Dutton, and she was last see on on daytime in the role of Kelly Andrews on The Young and the Restless (2013-2014).

As previously reported, Daytime Emmy winner, Michelle Stafford is headed back to her old stomping grounds of The Young and the Restless to play her signature soap role of Phyllis Summer.  She will replace her own recast, Daytime Emmy winner, Gina Tognoni.  Both actresses are said to be finishing taping their current runs on their respective shows in May. Watros will begin her GH run in Port Charles in June,

GH’s EP Frank Valentini tweeted on today’s casting news: “It’s a bittersweet day. I love @TheRealStafford and wish her all the best. I’m also really excited about @watroswatros joining the #GH family and continuing Nina’s legacy.”

PEOPLE.com broke the casting change.  Stafford has been with GH since 2014.  As for Watros, she opted to leave her role on Y&R to join the cast of MTV’s Finding Carter.  She is also known for her run on the hit ABC drama, Lost and other notable primetime series and films.

Michelle Stafford’s on-screen GH love interest, James Patrick Stuart, tweeted on the news: “Cynthia Watros … Big fan.”

So, what do you think of the casting of Cynthia Watros as the new Nina Reeves? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Short Film ‘She & Her’ Starring GH’s Carolyn Hennesy Has Premiere Screening With Support Of Daytime Community

A very topical short film in the post-Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement made its debut recently.  The film, She & Her directed by General Hospital production associate Nate Hapke, and written and co-produced by Y&R script and story coordinator, Rosie Grace, explores the complicated friendship between three women as they attempt to find their voice and tell their own stories in Hollywood.

The short stars the one and only Carolyn Hennesy (Diane Miller, GH) in the role of Poppy Sinclaire, a jaded ex-actress whose past comes back to haunt her when a young up and comer encourages her to publicly share her story of Hollywood abuse.

Hennesy’s co-stars include: Gwen Hillier who now is in front of the camera after working as a casting associate at GH.  Gwen has appeared on Transparent and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and the other part of this trio is Mackenzie Breeden.

During its world premiere of She & Her (March 30th at the Harmony Gold Theatre in Hollywood) The Young and the Restless’ Brytni Sarpy (Elena) and Kate Linder (Esther) were on hand to lend their support; as was former GH star, Chloe Lanier (Ex-Nelle).  (Hapke is pictured below flanked by Lanier and Sarpy).

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Following the film’s screening, the cast and crew took to the stage for a Q&A.  The cast was engaged through a lively discussion about the making of  the film, and the ways in which the filmmakers tackled topics such as  sexual assault, without exploiting the sensitive issue..

Following this LA premiere, She & Her will be embarking on its festival run, screening at venues all over the world.

Screenings will be announced on the official She & Her Facebook and  Twitter pages.

The film is the work of P 1 2 3 Productions and Soza Productions.

It’s always refreshing to see those behind the scenes of the soaps, and those in front of the camera, coming together for an artistic project.

So, are you intrigued to see Carolyn and her co-stars in She & Her? Check out the trailer, and let us know via the comment section below.

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