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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Patrick to Robin: "Goodbye … Good Luck With Your Corpses!"

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Is it finally and truly curtains for GH’s Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Robin (Kimberly McCullough)? Well, after yesterday’s episode of the ABC soap opera, it seems like Patrick as painful as it is, finds himself with no choice but to walk out on his wife!

After Robin tells Patrick that Jason died, he can’t believe she still stayed behind at the clinic to work on reviving the evil Cassadines instead of returning home to he and Emma(Brooklyn Rae Silzer)!

Claiming this is groundbreaking and a potential medical breakthrough in saving lives, Robin says she needs to finish what she has started in her research, and pleads with the doctor side of Patrick to understand.

Heartbroken and fed up, Patrick finally realizes he has to let Robin go and move on with his life.  Next, in a very touching moment played by Jason Thompson, with tears in his eyes, Patrick tells Robin, “Goodbye … good luck with your corpses!”

Watch the break-up scene after the jump! Then let us know, do you think Robin is hiding something? Are you glad Patrick walked out on Robin?  Do you think Jason Morgan is truly dead? Comment below!

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dmr
dmr

I honestly do not care. I think this storyline is beyond ridiculous-unfreezing corpses. Shame on the writers. I want to see core, historic families-Quartermaines, friendships, relationships, supercouples, cliff-hanger Fridays. Tired of the “Sam” show, too. It saddens me that this is what has become of the show.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Amen.

Rodd
Rodd

dmr, I appreciate and agree with the underlying sentiment of your comments, but I also think you’re a bit off base. Frozen corpses were all part of the Gloria Monty hay-day of the 1980’s when the Cassadines were in PC. Remember the Ice Princess? It was far out there and yet GH was riding the top of the ratings. I don’t care for storylines like that, but this isn’t something new to GH history.

harry
harry

Rodd, the stories you mentioned were ridiculous, yes. But they demanded from the viewers suspension of disbelief. We followed Luke, Scorpio and Laura into the Ice Princess Journey because we loved these characters .The only way suspension of disbelief can work is if the characters remain true to themselves. Robin’s story is not working because she has been acting out of character, The writers seem to be writing her story as the go along. It’s also important to note that during the whole Ice Princess fantasy there simultaneously other, realistic and grounded storylines transpring such as Traci trying to win her father’s favor, Alan and Monica’s marital problems and subsequent make up sex, Heather stalking Nurse Anna, Joe Kelly mourning the death of his Irish father and so forth.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Harry…Each TV show we watch…each film…we, the audience, suspend out disbelief. Otherwise, we wouldn’t get emotionally invested in fictional characters in a fictional world. So, for me, the Robin storyline isn’t such a stretch. I see no difference in what they’re doing now to the story lines you cited. I actually welcome fantastical stories interspersed with the more “realistic” ones. Actually, even the realistic ones are usually way out of the norm so it’s a matter of degree!

Daytime soaps (at least GH and OLTL) have often incorporated some type of science fiction or other worldly occurrences, people back from the dead, ghosts, vampires, aliens…and yet again, we, the fans, go along for the ride.

I’m looking forward to where they take this latest tale. It’s also a great way to bring back some characters that otherwise would have stayed dead. Not everyone wants to see the return of these or other characters, but for those of us that do it’s a fun way to execute it.

GB
GB

yes, let’s go back to the classic days of GH stories about human relationships: weather machines… freezing the world… aliens… where have THOSE stories gone?

Christy
Christy

bwahahahahaha

I loved that Casey the alien story!

rebecca1
rebecca1

@Christy…

I loved Casey too! Sigh…where has all the magic gone… 😉

Harry
Harry

Rebecca, I always respect your opinion. My stance is that the law of suspension of disbelief will not work if the characters are plot driven.
Nothing about Robin’s actions as of late are character driven. Not only that, her actions negate all the events leading up to her deciding to not confide in her mother or Patrick about why she is leaving the very family she fought so hard to come back to. I don’t buy anything about her motivations as the writers seem to be making it up as they go along.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Harry…thanks! Respect back to you! But, in this case, I disagree. Robin is a character who is moral, loyal, true to her family and friends…yet always goes with what she thinks is right. Back in the day, when she was part of the inner circle with Sonny and Jason…she still went against them to tell AJ he was Michael’s father. It didn’t mean she loved Jason any less, but she did what she thought was right, fair and the decent thing to do for all concerned. The fallout was harsh.

In the current scenario, she had to put aside her love for her husband and daughter to save the life of her friend. I don’t know the percentage of GH fans across the board…not just here on this site but the fans in general who’ve voiced an opinion…who thought it was out of character for Robin to leave…or who thought they ruined her character…but I didn’t feel that way. I felt it made perfect sense for a person to be torn in the way she was. In my opinion, she had no choice. It’s not like she chose a side (as Sam did in not trusting/believing Silas, a man she was supposedly in love with). She LITERALLY had Jason’s life in her hands. I don’t know how anyone could go on living knowing she/he could have save a life but didn’t. In her mind, as excruciating a choice that she had to make…she’d have all the time in the world to go back to Patrick and Emma.

Now we find her at the clinic. For me, there’s consistancy here. Once again, you see the longing in her eyes…and you hear the desperate plea for Patrick to take Sam and leave. It was obvious she was trying to warn him, to save him from imminent danger. Again, it’s Robin being loyal, loving, protective…but this time we learn Patrick and Emma ARE in danger if she doesn’t follow Victor’s orders…and he has already caused their car accident and the subsequent death of Rafe (as fallout).

So again, nothing has changed in Robin’s character…for me. I know there are plenty who disagree but I think the writers handled Kimberly’s on/off time as best they could while staying true to who the character is.

Nikki
Nikki

You, dmr, are clearly not a longtime fan of GH. If you were, you’d know that unfreezing corpses is one of the LEAST ridiculous General Hospital storylines. In some of the most popular years of the series, there were weather machines, freezing the worlds, Casey the Alien, etc. If anything, out-of-this-world stories, like unfreezing corpses, balanced by real-life dramas like breakups, death, love stories, is really taking GH back to it’s roots.

Mama
Mama

If I don’t see Robin Drake for 20 years, it will be too soon!

harry
harry

But Nikki, what the stories lack now is good character writing/development. Suspension of disbelief is only possible when the characters are well written–currently that is not happening. That is why GH is failing.

Amy Thomas
Amy Thomas

theyre lazy & redo stories over & over & theyre almost always bad. They dont care about depth & good storytelling the only good “couple” are Spencer & Joclyn

CeeCee
CeeCee

You bet, dmr. To paraphrase jimh, this is the most stupid and dumb storyline, but, not too far-fetched for GH. Are we supposed to hang on, with bated breath and listen to what ridiculousness comes out of Robin’s mouth? I personally am glad Jason is dead, if he truly is. I hope he stays dead and Robin spends the rest of her life trying to bring him back. Now, if it were Helena (sp) Cassidine being brought back? Well, then we’re talking. At least, she would create some havoc for Port Charles…it has been dormant for far too long. Nina’s little stints don’t measure up to the caliber of what GH can do. I will always watch, but give me a storyline that will make me want to keep tuning in. The only Jason I will accept is Billy Miller, but as Jason Quartermaine.
Does anyone miss Jason Morgan? For whom is he being brought back? Sam? She’s off chasing rainbows existing only in her head with Patrick, the Faithful….for Sonny? Who needs another mobster invading my screen? Monica? Well, maybe…but, still as JQ. For Robin herself? Dull, dull, dull.
The last scene I remember as Robin’s last departure was imminent, was with Patrick, having had boring sex. As Nanci indicated, where was the excitement when they accidentally met at the clinic? Where were the kisses and the hugs and the words of passionate love? Huh? That was sort of weird. If I hadn’t seen my husband for that long, I would have kissed him from head to toe. As a mother myself, Robin didn’t even ask after the well being of Emma. I could never leave my babies, come hail or high water. They come before anything and everything.
But, as I said, GH is part of my routine…I will always watch. I love seeing familiar faces…I love Alexis and Julian…and as much as I love Roger(Franco) , I do not like him with Carly. My feelings are tepid for Carly. Can you imagine Franco and Nina as a couple? I hope the writers go that way.

rebecca1
rebecca1

@CeeCee…

Many fans would love to see Jason back. I also think it’s a response to the dismay at having the Qs die one by one and the backlash for killing off AJ. I think Ron et al are trying to rebuild them…Monica will be back, Tracy, Jason, Alice, Michael coming into the fold, (Morgan and Kiki by association) and Ned. Actually, I guess I hadn’t been reading any spoilers, comings/goings because I had no idea Wally Kurth would be reprising his role for so long. I, for one, am thrilled with his return. Love the character and the actor!

aria
aria

clearly robins got some explaining to do, i’m thinking she probably did try to get in touch with her family and thats when Patrick and Sabrina were run off the road. Victor is clearly “threatning ‘ her. theres nothing the show can do or the new group of haters that will ever make me not like Robin. I’ve heard the complaints about the actresss/character ect.. but nothing will sway me. So thanks GH and Kim for coming back when you do. i’ll take you in small doses or long ones no matter what.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

I think Robin is protecting her family too, otherwise it would be totally out of character for her to behave this way. The dismantling of Scrubs is disappointing after all the build up for the reunion but I have come to accept that Patrick has to move on if KMc is not going to be on the show full time. Luckily, I’m really loving SamTrick at the moment and hope it goes somewhere.

Jill
Jill

Patrick doesn’t deserve Robin. He has always held her to a higher standard than anyone else. When Princess MarySuebrina lied about being knocked up…poof swept under the carpet. When Lisa was terrorizing Robin there was no proof. Screw the fact that Robin may be suffering from the effects of being held prisoner for two years, it was obvious she was terrified about something, but Patrick was too obtuse and wallowing in his own box of pain to really see his wife.

This is Cartini’s way of cleansing Patrick and Sam thinking Jason is dead so they have a pass to start their thing. I am sick of Robin being dirtied for Patrick’s pleasure. Said it before and I will say it again. They have trashed a beloved character for their own purpose. It is disgusting.

Patrick doesn’t deserve Robin.

Ang
Ang

In total agreement with you, Jill. I always thought she could do better, even when he nearly begged her to marry him.

But I do understand why they used Robin as a plot point to move Patrick along. It’s been over two years and very few viewers bought his love for Sabrina (that quickly disappeared when Robin reappeared) so the writers had to find a way to break them up for now.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Be that as it may, I care for neither character. Patrick and Robin, that is. However, you are absolving Robin way too easily. You are giving her a pass for abandoning her child. Everyone seems to forget that. The writers do not even acknowledge that or address it. Yes, it is a soap, but some of us would like to hear Robin give a plausible explanation. Whatever she explained away is pooh-pooh. The fact is there is no explanation for leaving one’s kid to go chase an idiocy. Writers, end this one way or the other. There is no other way to express it. If that is trashing Robin? Well, then…sobeit. I know it is not real life, but it happens every day…children abandoned by their mother/ father.
Also, Jill….I must have missed that episode when Sabrina faked her pregnancy? Her character is so sanctimonious, I can’t see her doing that. I am being neither sarcastic nor facetious . Enlighten me, please.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I sincerely hope Robin isn’t trying to clone Jason, or worse trying to transfer his brain into another body in order to explain why nuJason won’t look like old Jason. But knowing RC he already did vampires maybe nuJason will be GH’s version of Frankenstein.

As for Patrick, yes it was time to put Robin behind him. If they want the actor to stay they will have to develop his character apart from Robin, otherwise he is just one half of a super couple that doesn’t exist anymore. Not sure this was the best way of ‘consciously uncoupling’ this couple, but it is done and lets hope they make Patrick more interesting because for me, he is one of dullest characters on the show right now.

Jill
Jill

You can blame Cartini for Patrick’s dullness. Two years stuck in Disneyland sucked the life right out of him. Gone is the cocky doctor and instead some bad variation of Prince Charming evolved. Patrick’s story should have been one where he spiraled out of control when he thought Robin was dead….just like the one person he never wanted to become his father. He could have met another woman to help him comeback. I will never understand why they thought Patrick goes to Fairyland was a good story for him.

Nick D.
Nick D.

Jill, Patrick spiraling out of control when he thought Robin was dead, then meeting another woman who helps him come back…. that is exactly the story they gave to Patrick.

harry
harry

Jill, I think Patrick got stuck in “It’s a Small World” Exhibit. You’d act like a dazed zombie too after going through what he did,

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

Kim has signed a contract and returns in the fall…hope that means a bit of a longer stay in stead of this coming and going!!!

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I have not heard this news, but by a contract, it may not mean what many of us would like it to…. we all know she is not satisfied acting, so I don’t want to get my hopes up…unless you have more news??;)

Cats
Cats

What is your source, because it was made clear in an interview with EP Frank Valentini that Kimberly will only be appearing on GH as her directing schedule allows, she’s not returning full-time.

Kaleesi
Kaleesi

What I read was Robin would be in and out throughout the fall. I think it was in one of the mags.

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

Kaleesi, i read it online…S.O.D., to confirm Kim’s length of stay…glad someone else seen it too!!!

GH50
GH50

Even if it turns out that there is more to the story, which I assume there is, and if Robin has no choice, watching her constantly berated, turned into a punching bag and begging Patrick is just hard to watch. There are so many more interesting ways for these scenes to play out with better story and dialogue. I just find everything about the show these days to be of poor quality. It is like watching a spoof of a soap opera.

Back in the day, competent and skilled writers would flesh out a story and write interesting and dramatic dialogue. They would also give more interesting and complex explanations as to what the characters, doctors especially, were doing. Patrick is a neurosurgeon, why is Robin talking about her work using dialogue that you would expect on Nickolodean? Why is there nothing scientific about the conversation. “If I can unfreeze people we can save lives.” That is brilliant stuff.

Smart writers, who valued and respected their audience would do better to explain the science and make the dialogue and the story mature and intelligent. Given how low brow the writing in general is and how many stories we have seen that are convoluted, illogical and full of holes, it is obvious that they are not capable. And it is shame that GH has been reduced to this level.

Stephanie
Stephanie

Lol GH50, the show isn’t scientific enough for you? Give me a break. It’s a soap opera, if you want science, watch the Discovery Channel.

GH50
GH50

I said it wasn’t intelligent enough for me. Great if it works for you Lol!
I don’t need it to be The Discovery Channel but I don’t want it to be Nickolodean either.I guess The Big Bang Theory, a show about scientists, should have no realistic references to science because it’s a sitcom.

Timmm
Timmm

Go Stephanie!

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree with you GH50. Some of us do want an explanation to some dialogue that is introduced. ….especially those of us who have a hard time swallowing what is fed to us if the flavor isn’t too savory. You are expressing an opinion and you do not need the sarcasm. Good grief, this site is not there for angry posters or for abasing people.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s uncalled for.

harry
harry

Go GH50!

Stephanie
Stephanie

CeeCee,

You’re the only one here that seems to be an angry poster, sweetie. My comment to GH50 was meant in humor, which is why I used “Lol.” No need to be so defensive. GH50 does perfectly fine talking for herself and defending her own positions.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, Stephanie…adding lol does not lighten the intent…..Anger is not part of my life. ….waste of time and energy.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I explained to you the intent, so hopefully we’re clear on that.

Anger is not part of my life, either. Something we agree on. That’s why, while I respect people’s right to express their opinions, I don’t spend time getting angry about a TV show. Life is too short. Watching GH is an escape for me, something fun to catch up on at the end of a long work week. That’s what it is for me, I know it’s different things for different people. You take the good with the bad.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Shay
Shay

There is a lot more than proper medical nomenclature missing from GH these days….where is the imagination, the creativity that used to give this show its spark? The summer has been a totally dreadful one in Port Charles….boring and derivative with practically no exciting moments. The few highlights that did make it to the screen were far too brief, like the deliciously ditzy dithering of Delia Reid Ryan Ryan Coleridge Crane Coleridge (especially her “Roger/Mike” moment and “gorilla” storyline reference with Sonny, even though Ilene Kristen actually never participated in that King Kong farce, it was Randall Edwards….) and the clever insertion of FLuke Skype-Talker to keep AG onscreen during his convalescence in Amsterdam. Other than those minor bright spots there has been precious little worth watching….even the latest Robin return fell flat and offered no satisfaction to Scrubs fans during her much-awaited reunion with Patrick! P.S. It would seem that all the writers have been doing is binge-watching old primetime programs, what with the references to The Golden Girls and Knots Landing, not to mention “Selma Diamond!” Are we to assume that “Night Court” was another Ron C. fave??????

Harry
Harry

Thank you, Shay. Yes, yes and yes and if Ron is going to emulate an old comedy, why not emulate Arrested Development where each character either utters”I’ve made a huge mistake” or “There’s always money in the banana stand” at one point or another.
AnD CC? I hear you about LOL’s. I put them in the same category as smiley faces. Someone writes something slightly evil and they think a smiley face or a LOL makes it all right.

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

Lets see Robin bring her marriage back from the dead…lol…what if Robin is somehow trying to revive baby Gabriel or Rafe and thats what she doesnt want him to find out…i think Levi Dumbkindork is behind the drugs and Patricks accident and son of fluke…still wish fluke is somehow David Lockert…TGs first soap role from Bright Promise but he could still be Jerry or Bill! Why cant Monica be part of the fluke storyline…maybe the Q mansion is haunted…Monica hears footsteps in the hall at night, eerie whispering and laughter coming from behind Edwards portrait, sees Alan leaving the Qs crypt, blood oozing from the shower…Monica thinks she is going mad until one day Tracy hears strange noises too…Ned disbelieves house is haunted until he himself feels an unseen hand touch his shoulder when all the lights go out…all unaware fluke is behind the haunting of the Q mansion and all this time living in a secret room and lurking in unknown passageways throughout the mansion…fluke wants the mansion and hopes to drive out the Qs including Tracy so he can take it over!!!!!

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

My lousy editing: meant to say Tracy feels the unseen hand and Ned is pushed down the Quartimaine stairs by a dark figure as all the lights go out…

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

Im wrong…it was Victor…i shouldve known…lol

CeeCee
CeeCee

Whatever you say, jimh. Everything you write is gospel to me. I am your biggest fan. Plus, sounds good to me.

harry
harry

What Cee Cee said. (I am also really wanting to edit my posts, Jim). Anyway, great post.

curacaoman
curacaoman

What is the big deal with unfreezing the corpses? Didn’t they just turn the machine off with LuLu?

GH50
GH50

Yes, nothing is explained. Lulu was frozen, she was revived. Stavros was unfrozen by Helena years ago, now he’s waiting to be unfrozen again. Everything is just so thin and written like the audience is a bunch of eight year olds (which would explain all the story and screen time for Spencer) although kids shows that I have seen actually provide information and fill in holes. The show, the writing, is a joke and it is treated like a joke by the writers and the Network.

I wonder how the hundreds of people who worked on General Hospital over the course of decades, building a legacy, providing exceptional, groundbreaking entertainment, advancing a genre and creating countless wonderful memories must feel when they see what has become of this show.

curacaoman
curacaoman

You have read my mind. Very well said.

su0000
su0000

GH50-
GH is awesome and modern..
ALL tv shows and movies do not explain everything, it moves on..
On night the man is in the hospital dying the next scene he is riding a bike lol
soaps can not stay formatted as in the 70, 80, 90’s they need to get into the 21st century media and be fast paced (the 21st century is fast fast fast and not many has time or want to watch hours of explanations, they want things to move on as the tv series and movies…. ..
GH is as it should be … 🙂

GH50
GH50

Su0000 I have no idea what your point is. The point that Curacaoman and I were making is that Robin is spending her days trying to figure out how to unfreeze three people. However, people on the show have already been unfrozen, Lulu and Stavros. It has already been done. Are we supposed to forget that? Should there be an explanation as to why this situation is different and the previous methods of unfreezing can’t be used? The answer is yes and it would take very little dialogue to do so.

Your explanation of soaps not being formatted like the 70’s or 80″s has no relevance to this conversation.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Hey… how about bringing the character home to stay and let Robin (recast if you have to!) and Patrick rekindle their romance and love and marriage and family… as the leading doctors at General Hospital where they are involved in stories about patients there, Port Charles citizens and mob family members, among them. Where they may be caught up in professional challenges and family crises. And honest human relationships that do not involve selective resurrections and impossible-to-believe science. I like a little reality on the menu, too, please. GH, when the Cassidines were first introduced crossed a line that weather control machine!) and I am not sure the series ever recovered its heart. The dark mob stories and unpunished crimes also have yetto be corrected. We have top talent in all sectors. Please find a way to center on what made GH so engaging. It was not the stunts and supernatural goings-on. I want romance. I want mystery. I want family. As much as I like the team members, I find it increasingly difficult to remain a die-hard fan.

Timmm
Timmm

The girl who left Y&R who played Chloe would make an excellent Robin. Cast her now!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I’m just really tired of Robin coming up with reasons and excuses for not being there for Patrick when he’s needed her. The writing for her character recently has made her unrecognizable. And I don’t blame Patrick for finally ending his relationship with Robin, but I really hope that doesn’t mean he’ll be paired with Sabrina when she (unfortunately) returns.

I assume there is more to the story, and that Jason isn’t actually dead, especially with the rumors that Billy Miller is joining the show. I think it would have been much more dramatic that Sam run into a very much alive Jason instead of Patrick at the end of yesterday’s show.

But the hands down worst part of the show yesterday was that employee guy telling Sam he’d rather her “fatten something else.” Good lord he was mega creepy! I swear, are he and Mickey Diamond related? That would totally be something Mickey would have said.

GH50
GH50

The “fatten something else” line was so ridiculous and emblematic of how low brow this show has become and how it appeals to the lowest common denominator.

Sexual innuendo is fine and funny when done well. That line was nothing more than frat boy humor with the maturity level of a teenager. Similar to when Nathan said that Maxi enjoyed his meat. Seriously, just so crass and not funny. This crew can’t write drama, they can’t write comedy, seriously who are these people in the GH writing room and how do they have jobs?The show has sunk so low and the writing is just so amateurish. I really have just about had it.

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

When Sam was offering him the cash for info on Nina, he should’ve something like ‘I havent had a raise in years, and im not talking about the money!’ that line wouldv’e been more acceptable…imo…kind of like something a funny Mae West might have written…just a thought!!!

Shay
Shay

I’m so glad someone else was as appalled as I was about the “meat” line delivered by Nathan…..I actually felt embarrassed for Ryan Paevey having to utter such a grossly off-color double entendre. Despite my disgust, I did not even want to dignify that comment with a response at the time it occurred. But that follow-up the other day with Sam and the techie freak was beyond the pale…..it was sophomoric and deplorable. Added to the ongoing sexual innuendo that Fluke spouted for these oh so many months, it simply demonstrates how totally bereft of talent and creativity this bunch of buffoon writers has become.

CeeCee
CeeCee

My thoughts exactly, Jimmy. That is a facsimile of what I have been trying to say. It is not the fact that we are hating Robin…that word is very foreign to me anyway, but the way her character is being written . Yes, there could be extenuating circumstances as to why she appears so remote….so distant. But, the fact remains that she could have given Patrick a sign of sorts. Not to say that Patrick was gushing with love either. The accidental meeting struck me as rigid and the atmosphere cold….the dialogue forced….rigid…stilted. I suppose this is an indication that this marriage is finally over. Married people do not normally act this way toward each other, no matter how long they’d been apart..just the opposite.. Right?
The employee at the clinic? Wow! He was beyond creepy. I’m surprised Sam didn’t punch him out. However, there is no way anyone will find anything untoward about Nina….not at this time.

Harry
Harry

Good Lord, you all are making me so happy I am not watching this middle school drivel.
Remember when AMCs Aiden used to speak about his “spotted dick”? Get your minds out of the gutter, folks! Spotted Dick is a British dessert. But my point is that Aiden spoke of his spotted dick with wide eyed innocence. The writers did not feel compelled to inject middle school conversation into the dialogue. They left that up to the viewers.

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

The August 7th show will answer many, many questions….and leave you with a few new ones! Great show today!

CeeCee
CeeCee

For shame, jimh….very fitting pun…Lol

MissyLady
MissyLady

No, it is not curtains for Scrubs. Happy people on a soap means zero story, so this is just angst for Scrubs and nothing more.

Omar
Omar

This silly storyline will actually be great if she can revive Alan and Emily Quatermaine and her first love Stone..How about Lili, Sonny’s wife that died in the car explosion..Lili, Carly and Sunny in a romance triangle..Now that is a great storyline..If they can unfreeze and bring people back from the dead, why not them.??

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think Stavros, Helena and Jason were kryogenically frozen right when they died, and therefore their bodies were preserved. Alan and Emily both died 7 years ago and Lilly died 18 years ago… their bodies have definitely already begun to decompose and having been dead for so long, I don’t think it would be possible to bring them back now.

harry
harry

Maybe Ted Williams’ will be de thawed and he can whack the hell out of the Cassadines with his baseball bat.

su0000
su0000

Yah She should reanimate all the dead and GH can have a Walking
Dead story, that would rock..
Zombies in Port Charles!! love it!

Or Jason can be like a frankenstein.. ..

Zombies are very popular!

harry
harry

Evidently all of your friends are Zombies which would make you the life of the party.

CeeCee
CeeCee

It is 8:45 PM in the east coast, su0000, and I’m still cracking up….your imagination slays me.

Nikki
Nikki

I have never been a huge Robin fan. She’s had moments where I root for her, or really enjoyed her (usually with her parents or with longtime friends like Sonny). I’ve also never been a huge Patrick fan, especially after Guza had him cheat on Robin.

That being said, especially with these recent episodes, I was SO Team Robin, I should’ve had a shirt made. Honestly, Patrick has been so inconsiderate and selfish, it’s unbelievable. I understand being upset that your wife, who you just got back, is gone, but she’s not on vacation. She’s SAVING LIVES. Especially the life of a man who meant a lot to her, who was one of her closest friends, practically family. As a doctor, your main objective in life is to put others first, to save others. She didn’t leave forever and, obviously, she has access to a phone. As she mentioned in this episode, it’s also not just about Jason anymore. If she succeeded, this could be (in this fictional reality), a lifesaver for SO many people. Young people with terminal diseases could be frozen and then brought back when there is a cure found and knowing Robin’s history, Patrick should accept this decision. Robin has a horrible disease that caused her first love’s death at a young age. Stone never really got to live a full life and experience the things everyone should. Robin doesn’t want her daughter, who, at Emma’s birth, was at risk of HIV due to a cut on her ear, to ever have to fear never living a fulfilling life.

Also, Patrick keeps saying “You weren’t there when my son was dying!”. Um, Patrick? You BARELY cared about Gabriel until that accident. You hardly gave Sabrina the time of day and you never made a sincere effort to be there for your unborn child. CARLOS stepped up more than Patrick ever did.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Nikki!!! I, too, have found Patrick’s condescending and nasty attitude toward Robin extremely misplaced and unreasonable. Excuse me, but what wife on earth would care to be present for the birth/death of her husband’s illegitimate child by someone who so pales to her in comparison? To even suggest that she should have shown overwhelming concern, not to mention, actually turned up for those events takes unmitigated gall on Drake Jr.’s part!! How many other women would choose to do that, let alone under Robin’s circumstances, which truly prevented it? Only a self-absorbed jerk would put those kind of demands on his spouse….I could understand if Emma had been injured in that collision and needed her mother, but beyond that situation, I see no justifiable reason for Patrick to harbor such outlandish expectations of his wife. He has behaved deplorably and needs to get over himself….the sun didn’t rise and fall around him, nor his ex-chippy and her offspring, so to act as if it should for Robin, particularly after all the trauma she has faced in these past few years, is simply revolting and truly uncalled for.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree with what you mostly say, Shay. But, I believe a child needs her mother at all times, not just during an injury or illness. I keep repeating myself here…there’s no good reason for a mother abandoning her child unless said mother was protecting said child from hard. If that is the case, that Robin is forced to behave so erratically and irrationally, then I will take a step back…or two.
Patrick? I don’t even know what to say about this character anymore. His role needs to be edited and rewritten, if it is to be without Robin, sobeit….as long as he and Sabrina do not get re-acquainted either. I had previously stated that he has been emasculated….stripped of his virility and manhood. All he does is cry. I have never seen a man “invoke” tears so readily …on the spot….so emotional…lol. It seems that he is now Sam’s cohort on her quest to find out anything villainous about Nina. He does not need to be Sam’s puppy. Please writers, do not push this character into obscurity.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….Actually we are in agreement on that issue, as well….I strenuously voiced the same opposition and reservations to Robin up and leaving her daughter when this particular arc began, but unfortunately, that ship has now sailed, thus, Dr. Scorpio-Drake is currently looked upon as a woman who willingly abandoned her child, despite our knowing the truth behind her seemingly inexplicable “choice” to go and rescue Jason (et al) from their frozen limbo. The thing that is beyond belief is that even though Patrick knows some of the backstory, he still doesn’t seem to “get” that Robin is hiding the reality of her situation. All he had to do was take a moment to look in her eyes and see her desperation and fear…..there right before him was the true window to her soul and what this sad saga is really all about, but he was too blinded by his constant anger at her to even absorb what was so apparent to anyone with a brain. That’s what I find to be so unbelievable and unforgiveable about his reaction….there should have been some tenderness, some relief at seeing his spouse for the first time in months, but instead he just launched into more of his unreasonable nonsense at her. It was false and unrealistic…no chemistry or love there on his side at all. It’s as if he couldn’t even consider for a moment that his better half has been through hell and back for years now, and yet it was all about him and his dead son, with only a bit of Emma thrown in for good measure….as if Robin had no concern whatsoever for her own child. To say the confrontation was disappointing and disheartening is an understatement. But then, that has been my opinion of what Patrick has become since the day he (supposedly) lost Robin and particularly after he met up with that unnecessary nurse….the entire episode of those two and their absurd association has been appalling in how it transformed Drake Jr. into first a weeping eunuch and now p*$$y mister. (And incidentally, this is by no means a criticism of either JT or KMc….they are only performing the material as it has been dictated by the showrunners….just wanted to make that clear!)

CeeCee
CeeCee

Gotcha, Shay. Clear as a bell. You are very expressive with your words.
Let’s just hope that when Sabrina comes back, her place will not be with Patrick. As you say, his character will not move forward but remain in frozen limbo.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I think the show could really improve on dialogue, but in terms of storylines and direction, it’s gotten much better from the Guza/Wolf & Phelps days. RC knows how to add excitement and fun to a show, and the suspense and true drama has increased considerably since he and FV took over. With that said though, some of the stories have been pretty ridiculous and the dialogue between characters has gotten worse.

But if you really want poor writing, watch Y&R. Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman are not fit to be head writers. There is no excitement, thrills or gripping drama on Y&R anymore, and with so many beloved actors gone (Jeanne Cooper, Michelle Stafford, Billy Miller, Michael Muhney, Elizabeth Hendrickson), the show is barely recognizable now. The pace of the storytelling is deathly slow, the stories themselves are boring, and while the dialogue has improved, without interesting storylines that doesn’t mean much.

Timmm
Timmm

Victor is running the show so we know that at least one or two dastardly Cassidines will be revived. I also think Fluke would be a Cassidine in disguise but the problem with that theory is Fluke hates Sonny and Sonny really has never dealt with the Cassidines.

mfarris70
mfarris70

Ugh, so much hatred here from fans. No show is perfect but GH is damn good and I never miss it. I have my quibbles, too but they are never as important as what is so right with GH and the great work that Valentini, Carlivati and company have done to keep this show on the air.

I’m not saying that we don’t all have the right to our opinions, but why do so few people have anything positive to say? Why are comment sections used as a verbal vomitorium? You spread negativity, you get it back.

Janet
Janet

Totally agree with you mfarris70. Valentini and Cartini brought GH back to its former glory. Sure, it’s not perfect (it never will be). But it’s way better than when Guza was around and the ratings proves it. And no, I’m not a former OLTL fan (never watched that show except from some random episodes here and there).

mfarris70
mfarris70

Janet, thanks for taking the time to read my comment. As you can see, my positive attitude about GH is not much appreciated here.

CeeCee
CeeCee

What you say is true. It is’t fair to regurgitate upon the writers or the characters. But, what if what we are fed gives us indigestion?
Imagine a la-di-da conversation…as I said, this site is here to discuss, with pros and cons. I will agree that there should be a modicum of respect. Plus, there are plenty of us who applaud the show. There is a balance, if you take the time to read ALL the posts. I love GH…I disagree with the way some of the storylines go, but I, for one, am a faithful watcher of all my favorite soaps. Are you related to Levi, perchance?

mfarris70
mfarris70

I do read the posts and there is not a balance. Simple arithmetic proves that.

CeeCee
CeeCee

No one said anything about not appreciating GH and its writers. We discuss what we feel positively and negatively. You should not be so insolent, especially to harry, who is such a fan of the soap. Please be nice and express yourself without being disrespectful.

harry
harry

MFarris–here you go again, reducing fans’ disappointment to hatred. Once again, hate is not the opposite of love–indifference is. If fans didn’t give a damn they (we) would not be here voicing what is wrong with GH.
The love it or leave it mantra is a bit outdated and reminds me of the days of the John Birch society.

mfarris70
mfarris70

And there you go again putting words in my mouth that I never said.

su0000
su0000

I love GH, none better..
2 things I do not care for are Olivia and Robin..
I need to tolerate Robin and FF the irritant but I do not ‘hate’ her..
The soap characters are not real people to hate, they are fictional ..
Hate is a very strong emotion that stays in the real world with real people..
Anyone who can actually hate a fictional character needs help, run do not walk to the nearest therapist..

Harry
Harry

Su00, the only people who use the word hate here are folks like yourself and other rabidly defensive GH defenders. Please stop throwing around the word hate or haters–it’s extreme and only makes you look foolish.
And as far as your last sentence is concerned, there is so much wrong with it, I do not even know where to start. First, there is nothing wrong with hating a fictional character. Nothing. As you like to remind us time and time again, it’s not real life, hence not real characters. As long as people can distinguish between fiction and reality, as most here are capable of doing, there is absolutely nothing wrong with hating a soap character. Second, this coming from you, a person who has redundantly said time and time again that you not only hate Robin, you hate the actress who plays her, makes it seem like you are being willfully obtuse when it comes to the message you redundantly keep conveying. AND the fact that you have wished her (Robin) dead time and time again to such a point where it is disturbing, serves as an example of hypocrisy at its greatest. I find you telling people that they need to seek therapy to remedy this pattern to be both laughable and disturbing.
Doctor, please heal thyself first.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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The General Hospital 16-Episode Collection: ‘All Sonny’s Children’ Debuts

General Hospital fans know that Sonny Corinthos  (Maurice Benard) has fathered a lot of children in Port Charles and then some, and there is even another Corinthos baby on the way.

Now, available on ABC.com and the ABC app (no sign in required) comes a new collection of past GH episodes entitled, ‘All Sonny’s Children’ featuring life-changing moments in the mobster’s life.  The collection is available for viewing today September 9th through December 1st.

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Included in the the 16-episode collection is: Sonny learning the truth about Dante, Michael’s devastating confession, Morgan’s heartbreaking struggles with mental health, Sonny’s unconditional love and support of daughter Kristina, as well as the hesitation and joy that comes with knowing a new baby is on the way.

So, check out the collection and let us know which episodes are your favorites? And, who is your favorite kid of Sonny’s of all-time? Weigh-in below.  But first watch the just released promo for the collection.

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GH’s Michael Easton Talks On Finn’s Hayden-Less Story, Finola Hughes & Favorite Soap Roles

It was a pretty wonky summer for General Hospital’s Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), especially concerning the women in his life.  After proposing to Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) she exits to go deal with her twin sister, Alex, thus facilitating Hughes’ summer break from the series.

Meanwhile, another great love of Finn’s life, Hayden (Rebecca Budig) re-emerges on the canvas during Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco’s (Roger Howarth) wedding reception, and is now clearly involved in some story with Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher).  But what about the unresolved feelings and story with Hayden and Finn? After all, she left him and Port Charles and had his child (who is apparently alive) but is not letting her ex know that little fact.

Meanwhile as a doctor, Finn has had to deal with numerous medical infectious disease crisis’, with the latest being what happened to Sasha (Sofia Matteson) at the hands of the evil Cassandra Pierce (Jessica Tuck), who Finn would love to put behind bars for all of her nefarious drug-related crimes and for what she previously perpetrated on him.

Michael Fairman TV recently caught up with one of our favorite gents in daytime, Michael Easton, to get his thoughts on the on-screen developments in Port Charles, what he hopes is ahead this fall, a look back at some of his favorite soap roles (from One Life’s John McBain to Port Charles’ Caleb Morley), why One Life to Live was such a gem of a soap and a special time for him and his enduring soap career, and much more.  So, here’s what Michael shared in our irreverent entertaining, and candid chat.

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Hayden has been back.  But you and Rebecca Budig have not thus far shared many scenes together.  Do you think we will eventually circle back to their story?

MICHAEL:  First of all, it is amazing having Rebecca back.  I’d like to say that I had forgotten how beautiful and talented she is, but I didn’t.  She stays with you, and her performances resonate.  So, coming back to work with her is like falling back into it.  For selfish reasons, I am somewhat disappointed that I thought when Hayden came back; she would completely turn Finn’s life upside down.  So, to be honest with you, I don’t know much more than what you are seeing is going on.

I don’t understand why the show is keeping that apart.  That’s what people wanted to see when Hayden came back, because many fans loved them together.

MICHAEL:  I’ve taken a hit anytime I’ve run into fans because I think (any fans that follow that couple), when they left, are a little disappointed in what they are seeing in that the girl who left is not the girl who has come back.  I think that has been the difficult thing for Finn.  It’s almost like she has reverted back to a character she was a few years prior to that.  In terms of having his life upturned, it hasn’t been upturned because she has been rather cold to him.  So, it probably isn’t the way I would have told the story, but maybe they have some great stuff up their sleeve.  I think the stuff that we have had together has shown promise.  Hopefully there will be more, because I enjoy working with her so much.

So, there’s a baby.  Does Finn ever think the baby Hayden said died, could be alive?

MICHAEL:  I don’t think he does.  I think he (just from Finn’s nature) would believe that she would never to that to him.  I imagine his thought would be, “What did I ever do to you?  You would do this to me,” because he was clearly in love with her, and she broke his heart.  I don’t think he ever sees that coming.  I know it’s hard because the audience all knows that, and it’s hard to play the person who is not in the loop when everybody else knows the truth, but you have to play that.  You have to play that you don’t watch the show.  I think Finn has to come from that place that she would never do that, and I think that will probably take it to a place (if that is the case) that will just make the fall that much grander, but again it is incredible having Rebecca back.

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Has Rebecca said anything to you like, “What’s going on?  I’m barely talking to you on the show?” (Laughs)

MICHAEL:  Yes.  I don’t want to speak for her, but I think she probably thought it was going to be more the character that left who was coming back.  I think we’ve all been a little surprised, but maybe the writers have some great surprises up their sleeves, and this will play out.  It’s just different than I thought it would play out.

Finola Hughes had gone off on her summer vacation for awhile which put a pause in what’s next for the Anna and Finn romance, as well.

MICHAEL:  Well, you work with me long enough, and then you need some time off, right?  It’s like PTSD, right?  You need a three-month treatment plan to make it back.  So, I don’t blame her for taking some time off. (Laughs)

Finn proposed to Anna with this impromptu-at-her feet-moment at the Nurses’ Ball.  Did you like the proposal?

MICHAEL:  The only thing that I would have done differently is that I originally thought she said no, just because I love playing uncomfortable, embarrassing moments.  I would have had a lot of fun with that because being embarrassed in front of groups of people is something that I would like to play.  I do that quite often in my own life. (Laughs)  I didn’t watch it back, but in the moment, it felt really nice.  She’s lovely.  Who wouldn’t propose to her?  So, there wasn’t a great deal of difficulty in doing that.

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Do you sense the on-screen magic between Finn and Anna?  

MICHAEL:  I hope we both bring each other out of our comfort zones a little bit.   I think Finola embraces that, and I embrace that.  I think we both sort of pull each other a little bit.  When the writers write it that way, especially early on, there was a lot of great dialogue and banter, it was like a very adult-type of movie for a while, and I really enjoy that.  It is like Sullivan’s Travels or something like that.  That’s a really dated reference.  Who else do you know that is going to pull out a reference to Preston Sturges movies?  (Laughs) How about Moonlighting?  Even that might be dated now, but it’s closer.  (Laughs)  I think that’s it.  She’ll go with it.  Sometimes just in the flow of it, stuff comes out, and nothing goes by Finola.  There is no ad-lib or gesture that you can make where she won’t go with you on it.  She’s such a pro, and she is so good at that.

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You’re both smart actors, in a way.  

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MICHAEL:  She’s smart.  She’s really smart.   She’s extra smart, and I’m a little bit under, (laughs) and she balances us out.

Do you think Finn will finally help apprehend Cassandra?  How is it when you get to work with Jessica Tuck?

MICHAEL:  Yeah.  I would imagine.  I love Jessica.  I think she is fantastic, and I always like when the “bad guy” doesn’t know they’re the bad guy.  I know when I played Caleb on Port Charles; one of the things I liked about him was that he never thought he was the bad guy.  I think that is always the right way to play a bad guy, and Jessica certainly doesn’t play it that way.  She plays it like she is just really devious.  She is lovely. I sort of look at it like a team, and anytime you lose good players, your team is not as good.  So, anytime someone says something about someone coming back who is a really good actor, it’s great when they come back.

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How does Finn feel now about his brother, Chase (Josh Swickard)?  He just can’t seem to get himself to show his affection towards his younger brother.

MICHAEL:  He does love him, and that’s right.  That’s the conflict, but it’s hard to be mad at Josh because he is the sweetest kid.  He looks at you with those big brown eyes, and you go, “Why am I being such a jerk to this guy?  He’s just too nice, but it’s good.  I think we’ve slowly developed a rapport, and it’s just one of those things that I think every so often, daytime gets right where you can almost tell something in real time.  It wasn’t rushed.  It’s taken a year, and they are sort of coming around to one another, but there are still a lot of secrets.  That’s coming up.

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Where would you rate Finn in the scope of your characters?  I mean, for me, McBain will always be #1.

MICHAEL:  Is McBain 1?  (Laughs)  You and Steve Burton (Jason, GH).  I’ve never sat and ranked them. Obviously, I played McBain the longest, and it was probably the character who was the most like me I did ride-alongs with cops in New York City for like a month.  So, I was able to ground him in some reality for myself, and I was able to stick to that.  We had a great adviser on the show for over a year who was a former New York City detective, gold shield guy.  Someone once asked why the police department was so good at One Life, and that was it.  They really embraced it.  We didn’t have people sneaking out of the jail-cell with a bobby pin picking the lock. (Laughs)

It was a bit grittier on One Life.

MICHAEL:  I enjoyed that.  McBain not saying “I love you” for 10 years, being on daytime and being able to do that – now that is quite the accomplishment!

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I remember when McBain FINALLY told Natalie (Melissa Archer) “I love you.” I lost it, but then again, I am sucker for soapy goodness like that. It was a big moment.

MICHAEL:  It was.  Then, he had to kind of retract it and said, “I was drugged.”

Yeah right, he had that “What did I do?” moment.

MICHAEL:  “What did I do?”  That’s right.  So, that was a challenge, and that was really interesting.  Port Charles’ Caleb was probably the most fun to play because that was just an incredible amount of freedom.  There was no grounding it in anything.  It was the biggest sandbox I’d ever played in.  If you wanted to walk over to the couch, you walked over to the couch.  You did whatever you wanted to, and obviously, getting to work with the lovely Kelly Monaco (Ex-Livvie, Port Charles, now Sam, GH) every day… it was just nice.  Caleb only had one intention.  He was in love with this girl, and he just wanted to be with her, and anytime you get one specific need as an actor, it makes it so easy. You’ll stop at nothing to be with this girl, and that’s so fun to play.

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Right, and Kelly Monaco and you have amazing chemistry when you have been paired romantically together in story.

MICHAEL:  Yeah, I think those things exist in a special place, and they probably belong in that special place.  Although, I thought it was an interesting dynamic for a period of time, it would have been interesting to see where that would have gone on GH with McBain, and Jason, and Sam, because there was something there that they could have built on very slowly.  I don’t know what would have happened, but I think that dynamic was the only dynamic that could have worked for a period of time.   I don’t think Fin would work, but that one dynamic would have been interesting when you have the cop, the outlaw, and the girl who comes between them.

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One Life to Live recently would have celebrated its 51st anniversary if it was still on the air.  Back in July, I posted these photos of major characters through the years.  I received so many “likes” and so many comments on social media such as, “I miss it so much. Bring it back!”  What can you say about those enduring One Life fans and being part of that one-of-a-kind show?

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MICHAEL:  They’re the most beautiful fans.  All of the daytime fans are beautiful, but I think it was a really nice connection with the One Life to Live fans, and we got to know so many of them working in New York on the streets, you came out of the studio, and people were right there.  So, you really got to know them.  You got to engage with people.  I love that show, and I miss it.  Otherwise, I still stay in touch with a lot of them.  I think that speaks to it.  I have lifelong friends who I met on that show, which never happens.  Usually, you walk out of a show on your last day, and you’ll never see anybody again.  You’ll all say, “Yeah, let’s exchange numbers.”  I walk out of there and I go, “Thank you, and I’ll never see you again.”  I don’t even lie to people.  Like, I know I’ll never see you again, and I never have except for that show, and I am still in touch with so many of those people.  So, I think that spoke to how close we were.

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Were you and Roger Howarth (Franco/Drew) always close on One Life, or are you closer now because you do all of the personal appearance events you do together?

MICHAEL:  Well, Roger and I have known each other; it must be going on… 25-30 years now.  So, it was pre-One Life.  I think at some point we both had long hair, and both had done daytime, so we were pretty interchangeable.  I think one time they called him about a part I did, and one time, they called me about a part when he left.  I actually know Roger because I did a series called 413 Hope St., and Jesse Martin was the lead in it.  It was a Damon Wayans series for Fox.  So, I had known of Roger, but I really got to know him at a New Year’s Eve party in like 1995/96.  Obviously, I’ve become really close to him now because we never did appearances or that sort of thing, but I think we have both sort of gotten over ourselves a little bit now. (Laughs)

Because you weren’t very visible before.  That goes for both of you!

MICHAEL:  No, and that’s by default.  I don’t think we ever discussed it.

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It wasn’t a conscious decision?

MICHAEL:  No, I just thought (especially when I came back to daytime to do Caleb) it was just more interesting if people didn’t know a lot about me because the character was that.  So, it took me a while to ease into it, and also, I just had to get over myself.  I had a fear of engaging with large groups of people for a while.  In a strange way, Roger and I have kind of gravitated to each other.  I think we are both similar types.  Between the two of us, we make up one real man, you know?  Each of us is like half a man. (Laughs)

Together you can conquer.

MICHAEL:  We are a good crutch for each other!  He picks up my half, I pick up his.  That’s the solution.

So what do you think GH viewers can look forward to coming up with Finn?

MICHAEL:  I’m assuming at some point he is going to get his world turned upside down when he finds out about Hayden and the baby, and how he is going to react to that will probably be interesting.  I hope that’s going to happen.

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If he became an addict again, how would you feel about that?

MICHAEL:  I think him struggling and getting over that would be interesting.  I would hope that wouldn’t be his reaction, but I guess that always hangs over your head.  Certainly, him falling apart would be interesting.  I think your faith in the universe would be crushed in that moment.  I don’t know how he would react.  I’m just really curious to see how that would shake out and to play that.  I think it would be a challenge.  I think you’re always looking for some way to turn everything … and I invite that.  I always think that sometimes in daytime we play the gimmick, but you should always play to the heart of the story.  What’s going to make you feel something?  If you feel something as the character, as the actor, I think the audience will feel something with you.  I think it is maybe one of the things that we have gotten away from a little bit is that emotional attachment.  When I watch shows that really move me, it’s still that emotional attachment between two people, and at the end of the day it should still be a love story … no matter what it is.   I think that is the heart of what we should be doing.  I think every poem should be a love poem of some sort.  I know they have to weave the other stuff, the science fiction, and the memories, and the missing babies, and the twins, but at the heart of it, it should really be about two people finding themselves in love.

Are you working on graphic novels, movies?

MICHAEL:  I’m always doing something, Michael.  It keeps me balanced, and it keeps me from losing my mind.

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Will you be producing and directing any new short films?

MICHAEL: Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd/Victor Lord Jr. OLTL) and I are always talking about doing a short film.  Every time we drink too much beer, next thing you know, we are going to be doing a movie.  We have many beers, and then we shoot a film.  Then, we call our friends like Kamar de los Reyes (Ex-Antonio, OLTL), and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri, OLTL), and Dan Gauthier (Ex-Kevin OLTL), and we go, “Now you guys, drink many beers, and you will join us on this film.”

See, now I get how movies are made!  

So, are you hoping that GH tells more of the story between Finn and Hayden?  Are you hoping that Anna and Finn make it to their “I do’s? What would you like to see happen to Finn? And finally, of all Michael’s soap roles which has been your favorite? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Stacy Haiduk as Kristen and Susan

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Airdates: 8-22/23-2019

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