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General Hospital's Jason Thompson Chats On Patrick's Paternity Pickle With Britt And More!

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Oh what a tangled web we have weaved …. Britt (Kelly Thiebaud)!  On today’s General Hospital, events go down that seemingly bring Britt and Patrick closer.  What’s a good man and good father like Dr. Drake supposed to do when faced with the prospect that he is a “father” once again?  That is the subject of part of our chat with the popular Emmy-nominated actor, Jason Thompson (Patrick Drake) who has had quite the plethora of young ladies to work with during his recent times on General Hospital!

Following the departure of fan favorite, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) Patrick hooked up with Britt, and then ended up falling for Nurse Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo).  After an emotional and heart-tugging 2012, when Thompson was carrying the story of Patrick’s grief over “losing” Robin, now GH had to open up Patrick’s life somewhat to allow the character to move on without Robin.  In the process, we have Sabrina, and bestie Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) digging up proof that Britt is lying about the paternity of her baby, and evil Dr Obrecht (Britt’s mom) lurking around Port Charles, too … and who has been integral to Robin’s captivity and inability to return to Patrick and their daughter, Emma!

So how does Jason feel about Dr. Drake’s latest plight?  How does he make the scenes believable where the audience knows what’s going on, but his character, Patrick, is in the dark?  Read on for some insight from Mr. Thompson!

Does Patrick still truly believe that Britt is carrying his child?  Do you at all think he is being a complete doofus? (Laughs)

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JASON:  The only way I can justify it is … Patrick doesn’t see all the other stuff.  So, he sees her being pretty cordial with him, and he sees her being compassionate with him.  And, I think Britt really felt bad when that whole baby barbecue thing happened.  I think the way that I have to connect with it is that I am more worried about the baby than anything.  If I take the test that says it is my baby, then that’s enough information for me to make sure that everything calms down.  Personally, I feel very frustrated with Felix and Sabrina running around trying to do all this stuff to prove he is not the father, and at the end of the day, it’s none of their business.  I bite my tongue every time these scenes happen.  Inside I feel like, “Leave it alone.  It’s none of your business.”   It personally makes me want to believe it, and prove them wrong.  (Laughs)   I know that might not make sense for some people, but I can only go off of what my gut feels.  I try not to bring myself into it, but in my world, if I can kind of connect to the material and what Patrick is going through, then I would tell them to butt out … and in less words than that!  (Laughs)

Patrick seems to warm up to Britt at moments, much to the chagrin of many fans!  (Laughs)

JASON:  Well, Patrick is not aware of all the shenanigans going on behind the scenes.  I still believe Patrick and Britt had a couple of nice moments.  But he is not sure she is the beast that everyone says she is.  We will see!  I am sure I will be proven wrong.  I always am! (Laughs)

Recently, Patrick operated on Franco’s (Roger Howarth) brain tumor, and we got to see Dr. Drake spring into action!  Do you like playing the doctor material when it gets to happen? You are quite convincing as a neurosurgeon, I have to say.


JASON:  I love the doctor stuff, and I love that kind of character.  I can have all the other things running underneath, but I still have to be professional and a doctor, and it is the same in real life. You can have all these crazy things going on in your life, good or bad, but you still have to do your job, and be professional about it.  I love it, because I could have one scene where Felix might be in the room. I might not have one line, and I might not say anything to Felix, but I will look at him knowing that he is doing something behind Patrick’s back.  So they can write whatever they want, but I don’t have to feel what is being written.  I try to bring that sometimes to the character, because it’s fun for me to play something else. For me, I can get frustrated when I play exactly what is on the page, and I know it.  I can get caught up in that.  So, I have to say to myself, “I have to find something else to play,” or I can get frustrated as an actor.

You had such massive story in 2012, up till the spring of 2013 with the Nurses Ball.  Is it hard going from Robin’s death, and the fallout with his drug problems, and falling for Sabrina, to not having as many emotional stakes to play currently?

JASON:  I just feel there was so much depth for a year, like we talked about previously.  I absolutely trust that we will get to those moments, and there are always those middle areas where you ask yourself, “What is going on?”  And it takes awhile to build, and so it’s hard.  I was so there, and in-tune with what I was doing at work.  So to go home and have so much work to do and to learn, and then to go back and perform it, you kind of let it all purge. When there was all that heavy material, it still feels wonderful, as an actor, to go there, and to those places.  It is a really great release.  For me, of course, you always want to do that caliber of work.  I always have to try and find something interesting to do when it might not be quite as heavy, or I am not doing my job.


Do you think Sabrina and Patrick are working as a couple?  I know you have faced a lot of pushback, as has Teresa Castillo (Teresa) because many GH fans long for Patrick and Robin, and knowing all the while, that for all intent and purposes, Robin is alive somewhere out there!

JASON: I have not watched air shows of GH in a while.  I just don’t want to watch, because then I see the other stuff that is going on in the storylines and then it colors something different for me, and then I will look at a character differently.  Realistically, Patrick wouldn’t know that.  Most of the time as actors, we want all the information we can get about the story, and when it pertains to us.  Like if our executive producer, Frank Valentini says, “This is happening, and this happening…”  I want to know that because I like to gauge where I would like to be in a scene.  So, if I have to fall head over heels over somebody, and then have to marry them in a week, I have to be able to make that decisive choice of where it happens.  It might be the smallest choice; whether it’s Sabrina walking through the pub, or helping an old lady walk into the elevator, if that’s a moment that I can find that I can fall in love with her right there … then I need that information so I can make my character fall in love, so in a week from now that changes the characters’ life.

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You just know Robin will come back into this.   Patrick, by then, might be a polygamist with the way things are going with Sabrina and Britt! (Laughs)

JASON: (Laughs) He will be married to one, and one is living in the basement.  But the door is open.  She can come up whenever she wants, but no creepy shit!

So what do you think of Patrick’s reaction to Britt’s pregnancy?  Do you want him to wake up and smell the roses and get a clue? If you watched today’s episode of General Hospital you will see some news about the sex of Britt’s unborn child.  Do you think Sabrina and Felix have meddled to far into the baby business trying to catch Britt? Do you want all the lies to come out?  Do you think Britt is carrying Dante and Lulu’s child?  Share your thoughts on our interview with Jason below!

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I think that Britt is carrying Dante and Lulu’s child. I wish that Dr. Drake would get a clue. I am tired of all this manipulation that Britt and her evil mother are doing to him. I really want Sabrina and Patrick together. I think though that there will be heartache for Sabrina when and if Robin comes back to Patrick and Emma. What will probably happen is that Sabrina and Patrick will marry and she could end up pregnant when Robin returns from the dead. I have seen a storyline similar to this one on OLTL back in the day.

I dont like Britt but i am learning the girl does have a consciene. especially when she told her evil mother that she was not going to kill Sabrina, she is starting to feel bad that she lied to Patrick and I think she will tell he truth or something will be wrong with the baby that it has to have blood and the truth will come out

Wow he didn’t even answer the sabrina question!!!

Their entire coupling has been a complete disaster since day one, and for some reason, the ptb’s simply will not admit to this epic fail and cut their losses to correct this mess. The brightest moment of this week’s episodes (thus far….) was when Dr. Strangebourne proposed the elimination of “Nurse Santiago”…..yes, pleeeeze put us all out of this misery!!!! Every show that she appears in is ruined by her presence, and the addition of her nosy little buddy Felix makes the intrusion even more excruciating. Their constant surveillance of Patrick and his business is so childish, it is beyond belief…ever since that silly, insipid senorita got her hooks into Dr. Drake (via his obnoxious daughter) she has been pushy, possessive and dominating….it’s ridiculous that a grown man would submit to such immature high school behavior!!!! With each day this storyline has become more grating and preposterous…it simply needs to end NOW, with or WITHOUT Robin, it makes no difference, just make it stop already!!!!!

Yep, yep and yep. Sabrina keeps getting voted least favorite character of all time. She is an interesting as bowl of Cheerios and she has no chemistry with Patrick what so ever. Making her so one dimensional and perfect has made her boring as hell. She’s like a Disney cartoon blowing fairy dust out of her butt. Clearly, Jason doesn’t see Patrick with Sabrina either and that is self evident in their scenes. Patrick just doesn’t seem to be that into Sabrina.

Hey, at least Cheerios have a purpose in life….I am at a complete loss to explain what Sabrina’s is, except to unite most loyal GH fans in complete, utter hatred for her character and storyline!!!!!

I don’t know Why Jason thinks its none of Sabrina and Felix business, I mean Briitle is living under their roof. Come on his ex or whatever you want to call her is no living under your current girlfriend roof, that’s pretty much her business.

In a way it is ber business because she did everything to make it her business like proposing for Britt to live with her and Felix (ridiculous plot point by the way..) but in another way it is FAR MORE Patrick’s business and HE should be the one sleuthing/investigating Britt’s schemes, shenanigans..not Sabrina and her sidekick.while Patrick is the passive one. JT seems above all frustrated to be so passive in this story whereas he is in the center of it, he would like to have the proactive role..On soaps it is like for the ‘damsel in distress’ roles or the doofus male hero..which sadly the Patrick’s character seems to be in this story. I totally get his say the least..

‘by’ not ‘like’ sorry.

that’s none of your business

I’m more frustrated that Jason didn’t understand exactly what you (Michael) were asking about the backlash his relationship with Sabrina and that you (Michael) didn’t clarify whether Jason’s thinks the Sabrina/Patrick relationship is working!

correction: the backlash “regarding” his relationship with Sabrina…

I want TPTB to see that Patrick and Sabrina just aren’t working already! They’ve tried, but they just don’t have chemistry and look awkward together, they were much better as just friends!! Can we see more of Sam and Patrick, they look great together~ now that would be HOT!

i bet Jason Thompson would agree with you…

OMG – when asked at a recent fan event, Kelly Monaco said the person she crushes on the most is JT! But, she wouldn’t want to be paired with him on GH, because then she “couldn’t tongue kiss him”- and she REALLY wants to “tongue kiss” him (but then said that it would never happen because he is all “girlfriended up”). So there is REAL chemistry on Kelly’s end!

oh good lord….

thank you…. i’ve been relishing these thoughts… for so long now.

they both have so much in common…

both… soul mates…. MIA and/or dead. Jason/Robin.

both single parents.

both… languishing without their respective mates….

they are kindred spirits… that it would be heartwrenching to see these two meet in the middle and see two actors playing the heck out of their parts…

Patrick needs to get a clue and find Robin and get away from BOTH losers. Robin belongs with her husband and child. Not interested in the forced propped immature nurse Sabrina. I don’t anything about her no matter what RC does to force her on viewers. That is ROBINs HUSBAND AND CHILD not anyone else. I don’t want Robin coming back and getting screwed by these writers again. Reunite Scrubs and Emma. Work with Kimberly’s schedule like they were supposed to do from day one. Robin doesn’t need to be on all the time even part time would work. I want to see Robin and Patrick with another child not a child nurse or Britt. They should have made Britt with Patrick until Robin returns and then Patrick finds out Britt knew about Robin. Patrick looks like a dope with a child nurse and her idiot friend Felix who is also ruined around her.

The problem..the REAL problem is not Robin’s absence..imho.. it is just that this Patrick/Sabrina pairing doesn’t work and this story is totally a boring, contrived plot point and cliche mess.. If they find the right gal (and actress..chemistry need to be here) and a good story for Pat everything would be fine..from this interview..i am pretty sure JT would agree with me…

they are working with dont see her there,do you? they are giving her what she asked for.sabrina is far from an immature ,child nurse and fits well with patrick.

Judith is absolutely right while Donna is absolutely wrong–Sabrina is a little immature busy body who is devoid of conflict–I have had paper dolls with more life in them. Since Sabrina is one of the most hated GH characters of all time, I don’t see her with Patrick in the long run and I doubt they are going to renew her contract either. Sabrina and Patrick are a bust.


that’s a classic line.

“I have had paper dolls with more life in them.”

Finally! Someone who likes Patrick with Sabrina! I think the months of him being clueless to her crushing hard on him. We waited so long for the makeover. She and Emma are so sweet! For Patrick this relationship is not just about Patrick, but it is about the three of them. I hope they will stay together and get stronger.

Patrick needs to wake up and see that Britt is lying about the unborn baby I believe that Britt is carrying Dante and Lulu Baby it would be a great storyline to have Robin come back and Patrick have marry Sabrina and she was having his child and to watch Patrick be in love with both ladies to see what he would about both ladies. Can’t wait till Patrick find out the truth That the baby not his.

JT looks miserable on screen. Patrick and Sabrina are a major fail. So, even taking into account Britt is lying, at least Patrick seems awake with her. And really, this is what the story should have been: Patrick having fallen for Britt, unaware of her parentage.

Then Robin returns only to find her husband is with the daughter of her parents’ arch enemy.

Sabrina is a waste and is pointless, and was never needed here.

I agree Jason does look miserable onscreen. He has no fire with the Sabrina actress. It’s sad that he never gets any material beyond that bland & boring Sabrina. I remember when he came on, he was great from day one. That actor no longer exists on GH. He’s sleeping through his scenes.

Yep this idea would have been more interesting..still the Patrick/Britt option is not much more interesting as we saw at the beginning of the story.. i don’t know.. another female character would have just been better (Sam, Lulu, Maxie, Liz, another gal..take your pick all just better than these two Sab/Brit ladies) although i agree the idea of him falling for the daughter of his love’s parents worst enemy is really soapy.

ROBIN is who Patrick should be with. There is not one woman on GH I would want to see him with. NONE of them can compare to Robin.

It is a soap, Patrick can’t stay a monk all his life because Robin disappeared and the actress playing her left ! Get real..even in real life people don’t stop living (well the majority) when their significant others are gone. Patrick should just be with an interesting character in an interesting and exiting story, that is all.

I love that JT is as annoyed with Sabrina and Felix as many of us are.

yep..poor guy..this storyline is not his cup of tea it is pretty

I want all the lies to come out. I love Sabrina and Felix,but Patrick should be the one figuring all this out. He is a smart man and he sure hasn’t acted smart where Brit is concerned. I’m glad someone is investigating it because he isn’t doing anything. I hope Sabrina/Teresa gets to stay on the show even after Kimberly finally decides to return. She and Felix have a great relationship and I am sure the writers can give them another story. I am tired of waiting for Robin, however. I’m glad Patrick still has a story.

I agree with you. I’m getting sick of the whole thing, it has been going on for so long, that it is time it stopped. I feel the same way with the Maxie story too. Maxie should tell the truth and be able to keep her baby, that you can tell she wants to keep. Then they should figure out that Brit is carrying lulu and Dante’s baby, and they get to keep that baby. Also do not take three weeks to have it all happen. Then PPPlease move on to another story line. When things are dragged out for too long, you do not feel like watching it.

Well Maxie and Brit have to give birth soon as big as they have them now. It just depends on how much longer they drag the mysteries out. I hope they get them over with. I’m ready for Anna, Duke and the Jeromes.

I just want Robin back. I want Scrubs reunited with Emma.

Yeah yeah yeah…Kimberly’s directing….blah blah blah…..It’s her choice. I know. If someone writes some condescending reply with this gist I won’t hesitate to respond back in kind, only not-so.

I would love to watch GH again. I think I’d even teeter on being ok with being a fan again. But I simply will not turn back on until I know that Patrick will lay eyes on Robin and they can be a family. I will not accept anything else. I know FV and RC want it. I think even KMc wants it too. But I won’t stand for the garbage they’re feeding the audience now with Sabrina and Britt. My heart will just not allow for it.

Other than the first answer he gave, which I really liked and even agreed with coming from the position he/Patrick is in, I didn’t particularly understand some of his others. I wish JT was more straightforward because instead of answering the q’s I felt he beat around the bush a lot. I liked the q’s you asked, Michael. I wish I could understand the points he was trying to make in the answers. Maybe it was just me….?

Well I watch every episode and it is very good, even when I don’t like every storyline or things don’t always go my way. If everyone did like you and quit watching, there wouldn’t be a show now would there?

I’m not advocating for anyone to stop watching. I said nothing of the sort. After I was burned so badly time after time in the Guza/Phelps era, my last remaining thread holding me to GH was Scrubs, and they held onto me good. Yes now there are more likeable reasons to watch again, but that’s what the power of the couple did to me. I was more a fan of the couple by 2005-2012 than the show itself, so there’s no part of me that feels compelled to tune back in again. I will not even toy with the idea of watching again knowing Patrick is with someone else while his wife is being held captive. My heart will never let me watch in peace until it’s resolved. This is just what it is.

If you aren’t watching you don’t know if you are a fan of the show or not. I was a big fan of Kimberly too, but she left. There are plenty of other people to watch. I won’t let her leave ruin my enjoyment. A lot of people who left that I wish were back, but it was there choice and there is nothing I can do. I don’t understand how a whole show can depend on one couple. I like Patrick and Robin, too but it isn’t the Robin show. The show must go on. Thank God it is still on the air and entertaining me every episode. I do get irritated at some stories but it is still compelling and interesting. To each his own.

No. I DO know I am NOT a fan of the show. I turned in that card YEARS ago and have never asked for it back.

Good for you. You still enjoy and watch. I’m not asking you or anyone else to stop. Please read my posts. Your arguments in response to me are incongruent with what I’m actually saying.

The only reason they had my viewership at all during the last Guza years/short Wolfe era was because of the couple. So yes, MY show depended on ONE couple. Like it or not, understand it or not. There was so little to draw me in during those years I only had them to rely on. Frankly, they should be thankful they had that one reason at all otherwise they would have lost me 7 years sooner. And now, there is still a substantial hole missing in the show, not by Robin’s/KMc’s absence alone, but by the fact that there has been absolutely no movement forward in her story, other than Robert finding her only to be put into a coma, essentially stunting the story once again. The show must go on? How about this story move SOMEWHERE!? You don’t even need KMc on screen to do it- send Patrick a mysterious note. Give Olivia a vision. Make Anna’s spy/cop intuition better, who already had doubts, maybe by tracing the call Emma received from Robin in “heaven” and seeing something is awry. I will not sit back and watch “in the meantime” when my heart knows it’s being fooled around with while my brain has to sit through watching another couple get stuffed down my throat. I can not enjoy the rest of the show knowing a plot so big for me is STILL unresolved and no signs of it ever happening (though I am aware that FV/RC want it to happen, there really has been nothing on screen to indicate it to the audience that they do…which as I’m trying to explain is the crux of my problem). If they’re waiting for KMc to have more time available to give the story more weight for her return, fine. But there will be no “until then” for me. I will continue to gripe and vent and show no support.

I hope my point was made clear.

Well said Jules and I totally agree. Bring Robin back to Patrick and Emma.

You know what phone calls have or have not been made? You sure know a lot for somebody who doesn’t watch this show!!! Obviously they are planning for her to come back eventually or they wouldn’t have showed that she was alive and kidnapped. have a good day.

Not that I owe you an explanation, but knowing what’s happening because I come across articles, headlines, reviews, comments by fans and youtubing clips knowing they will involve Robin/Patrick/Emma is NOT the same thing as committing one hour of my life every day at the same hour to watch firsthand. Coming across information ≠ watching the show.

I’m more or less abreast of what’s happening with those 3 whether I watch or not because I have some interest still, but I haven’t followed Patrick’s debacle with Sabrina or Britt, or know what’s happening with the OLTL 3, or any other character for that matter. I literally could not tell you a single thing that’s happening and would rather not know and leave that space in my head for things that matter and that I care about. But thank you for your concern.

And thanks fd!

Jules, totally get your point–I feel exactly the same way. And I too get tired of the plaintiff wail,”If you no longer watch the show, how do you know it’s horrible?” The answer is as you said, you read GH fan’s complaints, articles and maybe you tune in from time to time just to reaffirm that it’s still awful. That’s what I do, anyway.

Thanks Sarah! I hear it all the time! I may have never in my life watched an episode of the Real Housewives of Whatever, but if I go on entertainment or gossip sites (which I have been known to do), I will learn about their shenanigans through osmosis whether I intended to learn about them or not. The same goes for soaps, where I visit multiple sites to get information, read interviews etc and just naturally pick things up. Is that really difficult to understand, or is just much easier for people to think “we’re lying” about not watching when we supposedly really are?

I think he’s reaction to her pregnancy has been non-existent . Only in the last few episodes has he shown any kind of feelings towards this baby. He has been sleep walking through this storyline so far. I certainly see why he would think/want Patrick to let Sabrina/Felix know to mind their own business. He has accepted this baby as his own and other than Sabrina assuming Britt is up to mischief, there is really nothing showing their motivation for trying to catch Britt in a lie. But on the other side of the coin, Patrick has asked Sabrina to be there in his life to support him and the baby. I have a strong hunch that Britt is carrying my Lante baby! I would like to hear more of his thoughts on his relationship with Sabrina. He rarely mentions anything regarding this in any of his interviews. As a Patrina fan I would like to hear what his thoughts are on his current partner on screen. Without discussing Britt and her baby all the time.

His thoughts are pretty clear, he has no interest in Purina or Patrick being turned into a shell of his former self for a newbie he has zero chemistry with. You couldn’t get the man to shut up about his love for Scrubs & KMc. Read between the lines, it ain’t that hard. LOL!

I kind of agree..i think he really enjoyed the Scrubs pairing and working with KMc but also doesn’t mind exploring other relationships for Patrick ..the problem the pairing (s i guess with Britt) the show chose for his character after Robin’s exit suck and he is frustrated by that.


high five.

oh… it’s painful to ‘watch’…. Patrick and Sabrina… are about as dullsville… and It pains ‘me’… to say…. and this couple is just as bad… as DAYS, Daniel and Jennifer….

I don’t get the writers… it should be required to watch the daily’s… and keep up with fan attention span.

YES… I LOVE – bubble – Net – Protective … etc…. the Drake Family.

they’re unlike any day time couple… they were their own show.

if they’d just give Jason Thompson some other story line… to keep him interesting… and he’ll always have that interest… but… sometimes it’s too draining to bear… the demise of his character.

anyway… this topic has been mulled over to the gills… and then some… back and forth… fan epic.

This baby drama feels like its gone on for 9 months…lol…Meanwhile, why cant Patrick at least be a wee bit suspicious, and Sabrina and Felix trying to prove Britts lieing…imo…is written more like two school children trying to prove another student has cheated on a test…its gotten old fast. This part of the storyline is a bit boring and predictable…and in this day and age it would be easy to prove paternity…all they had to do is take the tests at a different hospital where Brad couldnt change a thing. But the rest of the show is real good again. I thought Dr. O was funny and the best part of GH today…also Maxi was good too…need more Mac and Felicia.

it may seem like 9 months but if you remember britt only announced her pregnacy in april at the nurses ball. babies will be coming soon. hang in there

i know…i was joking around…GH is real good again.

Right, and Britt was suddenly HUGE! She was way to here when she was only in her first trimester. I think someone on the GH set needs a lesson on the human gestation period.

I want the truth to come out about the baby not being Patricks and want Britt to move on or out! I would love to see Sabrina and Patrick get together permanently.

I agree with Marcia. This sounds logical.

I think Jason fully understands the scope of the fans reaction regarding Sabrina or as I like to call her the #DisneyPrincess but chooses to be diplomatic which speaks volumes to me where his opinion lies. He understands that his character is being under utilized and being thrust into a storyline which makes no sense what so ever. My hope is that when KMC does return everyone will see what fans of scrubs have always known Jason and Kimberly are pure magic on screen. It is not forced it flows so effortlessly that it is a joy to watch unlike the forced scenes with Patrick, Sabrina & Britt that are being forced down our throats. As a long time viewer my hope is that this injustice is fixed before it does damage to both GH and the character of Patrick Drake.

At least he still has a story. I’m still glad to see him.

He doesn’t have a story. Playing a cardboard cut out to Sabrina ain’t a story.

He has a story with Brit as well and he could never be a cardboard cutout.

Well It has been over a year! Hope it comes out soon.. Waiting for one person to return is crazy, they knew Kimberly was directing. This show was always 6 weeks behind.I’m sure it’s 6 months now 🙁

Jason never seems to want to talk about his Purina pairing. He goes out of his way to avoid answering or even talking about them. I guess he’s trying to go with the old adage “if you don’t have anything nice to say…don’t say anything at all.” When are TIIC going to realize this pairing is beyond boring? Patrick has turned into a shell of his former self. He can’t seem to go to the bathroom without Sabrina there to wipe his butt. Where is the Patrick that thought he was god? I loved him. This Patrick bores me to tears. Bring back the real Patrick!

I agree! I felt like he just doesn’t connect with the pairing of him and Sabrina.

“Purina”….love it!!!! That says it all……end of story!!!!!!

Great interview Michael! I thought one of the more interesting answers was about why he doesn’t watch the show. I actually never thought about it that way. He can’t really answer all the questions about his castmates/characters. I thought he did the best he could. Yes… agree the baby thing needs to end soon. Of course I would rather have Patrick with Robin… but Sabrina is doing a fine job in the mean time and yes she will be the casualty.

Patric. Wake up and listen to Sabrina and Felix, That baby is not yours,

Oh brother


hit me over the head… my brain hurts….

it’s a real travesty… i’m sorry… me too…. wake up!

it’s one of those stories that’s on and all GH fans are in transition with.

hold on JT… and KM….


I knew from near day one that the Britch would be turned into a decent character and all would at some point in time pity her, feel for her, understand her, and then love her..

but- this story is going on and on and on and on and on and on and on..
…….. nuff already!!!

geezus RC, just get it over ….

I would like to see Patrick with Sam or Elizabeth. He is a hottie!!! He is a great actor and is stuck in a dumb storyline that is taking toooooo long!! I am losing interest. He is also always awesome with Emma- those moments are priceless and well done! Bring back Robin- get rid of Sabrina and Felix (they are pointless).

They can’t bring back Robin until Kimberly is ready to come back unless you want her replaced and someone new to play Robin. I like Felix and Sabrina. I hope they get another story.

Kimberly has said time and time again that she’s ready to come back. Look at her Twitter and video posts on Instagram. You can even see a video that MF posted from the Paley Center event. JT said in another interview that they’ve been in talks for a while to bring her back. It’s these hacks for a writer and EP that are keeping her away.

TOTALLY POINTLESS!!!!!! And they have been since the beginning….it’s about time to correct this egregious mistake and clean house. Believe you me, the applause will be deafening, and apparently, not just from the audience! Sounds as though the castmembers will be celebrating, as well….

Sabrina is such a boring chemless drag of a character. Even Jason can see that. It’s why he talks so much about Britt and the baby. At least they are semi-interesting compared to the complete bore that has the emotional depth of a piece of cardboard. Please TPTB, as a longtime Jason/Patrick fan, I am begging you to get him out of this dull pairing.!!!

Yes it’s not Patrick’s baby

Well one thing i can say : from this interview Jason Thompson is not really a fan of his current storyline ( i totally understand Jason by the, not sure he is fan either of this Sabrina/Patrick fairytale..lmao..Poor guy, even during his interview with Kristen Storms he did somewhat express some interest for a potential Maxie/Patrick pairing whereas Kristen was not really into it, did not even think about it..almost like he wants everything, everyone else in order to get out from this storyline..
And don’t get me wrong i kind of neutral in Patrick pairings or potential pairings although this story as a whole just bores me, it is just the vibe i got from JT’s interviews..

Patrick belong with his true love and soulmate Robin. I just want Robin back with her hubby and baby girl. She should come back to Patrick waiting for her not him with another. There is NO one on GH That Patrick belongs with except Robin. After six years this couple Scrubs has been through hell and back and they deserve happiness. Besides I don’t care what woman RC tries to out Patrick with, No one has the chemistry that Robin and Patrick do. Kimberly and JT are amazing together and you can’t match that. I don’t even recognize this Patrick. I bet GH would get all the viewers they lost with Robin leaving and with how RC is botching Scrubs story,

Ron had to do the best he could after Kimberly left. If she hadn’t left, we would still have Patrick and Robin. it’s not Ron’s fault she left or Teresa’s (Sabrina’s). She has done the best she could with the story she was given.

I wouldn’t be to confident in that when it comes to Ron. If Robin was here she would be in a triangle with Sabrina just like all the other couples on this show, Luke/Laura/Scotty, Laura/Luke/Tracy, Anna/Duke/Dr. O, Patrick/Brina/Britt, Sam/Silas/Ava, Connie/Sonny/Olivia, Michael/Kiki/Morgan, Ellie/Spinelli/Maxie, Molly/TJ/Taylor/Rafe, Nick/Liz/AJ, AJ/Carly/Liz…………., so far the only couple who is not tangled in a web is Lante thanks to the removal of Milo/Stavros…..RC doesn’t do romance,he like them messy….

Either way, if she were there, we would have a totally different story and I doubt there would be a love triangle, but maybe so. There has to be some drama. One good thing is that Brit and her mom were introduced.

Interesting it’s like Jason doesn’t really care for the Sabrina/Patrick pairing or having Sabrina and Felix all up in Patrick’s business, seems like he really would love for Kimberly to return

britt needs to come clean and not be like her sick mother even thur britt is as bad like Sabrina and patrick

Thank God JT realizes that his character has been a non-presence in this Disney fairy tale since day one.

I’m glad he also realizes that Felix and Sabrina are completely out of line. Those two losers should be hanging out with Morgan and Kiki in the wading pool, because they are two of the most immature, tedious characters I’ve seen in a very long time.

Soooo true!!! Whenever one of those annoying characters is on, I pray that they will soon be written out….particularly Sabrina and Felix. They have been useless since their debut, and really are a waste of space. Ditto for Taylor, TJ and Shawn. It’s time for all of them to go….would like to see Morgan leave as well, but alas, we are probably stuck with his whiny, pathetic, self-centered personality for quite awhile. Kiki honestly has yet to make her mark…..thus far she has only served as an object of desire for the Corinthos Bros and a cashcow for her mother…..she needs to develop her own niche and persona. I keep thinking if she could just become a bit more high-maintenance, spruce up her wardrobe to something more respectable and change her hair to blonde, she would be a lot more appealing…the brunette look really doesn’t work for her! Oh, and a name upgrade would definitely help, too…..I’m sure “Papa Silas” would agree…..

OMG – you just described KA’s former character on OLTL, Starr Manning! High maintenance, well-dressed and blond. There are a lot of OLTL fans who wish she would go back to Llanview and resume her role as Todd and Blair Manning’s daughter.

I like that Jason Thompson said in defense of his character….

“at the end of the day”…. Patrick cares about the baby… and that it’s really none of Sabrina and Felix business.

you know… if I had that busybody mixing in with my relationship… ie: felix… i’d bop him some and tell him … i’ve had it… would never have that in my relationship…

it must boggle JT’ some.. that his character has to act this….

i laughed at your comment… ie: sabrina and felix belong in the kiddie pool…. with the most boring story of the summer…. kiki, michael, and morgan. they can take this teen angst and go back burner…. and stay!

I have to give props to DAYS teen story… JJ… he’s far more interesting than these three combined.

@kat….Close but not EXACTLY. Maybe a hybrid, a happy medium between the charmless, unkempt Kiki and the blander but much superior Starr???? I feel sorry for KA being burdened with her current GH character, she’s just not likeable, attractive or well-developed. It’s really not the actress’s fault, as I don’t see her as having been handed much to work with. The fact that Cartini is already changing the nature of her biological makeup indicates that another direction may be in the works for “Kiki,” perhaps that was the intention all along, just enough of a departure from Starr to permanently divorce her from our memory, not to mention satisfy the ProspectPark peeps? I would simply like to see the current role transform into a bit more classy and becoming one, and be christened with not just a glossier look, but a proper name that doesn’t sound so sleazy!!!! “ReStarr” doesn’t have to be a singer, an unwed mother, and she won’t have RoHo as her daddy, so there are enough basic changes to give her the necessary reboot, particularly if Michael is her endgame, and he probably is. (Can you just imagine how priceless it would be to see his…and the rest of PC’s…. doubletake if she were to emerge with that new/old style?) As for OLTL, sorry, don’t watch it, don’t care. Think the ptb’s over there shot themselves in the foot by tangling with the GH gang. None of this disruption was necessary for either soap, and now viewers of both are paying the price….and the actors are, too!

Britt is definitely carrying Dante and Lulu’s baby. (A boy for the Falconieri’s!)

I really liked the beginning of the Patrick & Sabrina story – but once they actually ‘got together’ they fizzled. I like their friendship better. And the baby really is none of Sabrina or Felix’s business – but I am SO glad they’re sticking their noses there anyway!

And Jason…you are an actor – so even if you don’t like where the story is going, you still have to play it as well as you can.

I don’t want Patrick to be a waste of a man, I want all the lies to come out, I want Patrick to get ENGAGED to Classy Lady Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), and BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR FOR 2014 Daytime Emmys: Felix DuBois (Marc Samuel) but, at the end of the day RATING MAKES THE DECISION.

Classy Lady Sabrina? Ba ha ha!
It’s clear the Patrick/Sabrina storyine is not working but it’s not working because their love story was badly told and the two actors have no chemistry. Sabrina was thrown at the viewers with no introduction, not character build up and we were expected to deeply care about her. Most viewers did not care about this Disney cartoon come to life.

wow, that’s it! you just hit the nail in the head: sabrina is a disney cartoon character!!!


this is the time for Jason Thompson’ to redeem his character, for HIS Fans…

and believe me… he has so many.

course, it may be too late… but… knowing that GH films only 6 weeks….

him… getting back with Britt… would give Patrick back…. somewhat… at least showing the Patrick of old. back to his single wanton lustful, partyboy, i’m single… and down for my own needs….

you know… he just gets tired… of the safe Sabrina…. and Britt offers some sexual distraction… and reminds him… ie: the child…. the son… he thinks is his… of his former life… ie: Robin and Emma…. that he falls all the way in to Britt’s clutches…. and Patrick plays the part…. and… further down the road… the truth will come out..

and…. PRESTO… Patrick loses it… becomes what we know him to be… that single guy again….

and… KM will be ready to come back to port charles…

Euh No, Patrick being totally gullible and falling even more he already does for all Britt’s schemes and lies would not be great either for the character, as for the ‘lust’ ‘sexual’ factor sorry but although Britt is the vixen, schemer in this story the chemistry between Patrick and Britt is flat..almost in the same level as with safe and nice princess NO THANK YOU for your scenario.

I love this interview and I love Jason Thompson’s replies, even if some didn’t appreciate them. The truth is his storyline SUCKS and he’s being honest (in a diplomatic way) about it. Sabrina is a flat character. I’m sure the actress is nice, but she’s one of the more boring characters to ever be on screen. I love Patrick and was deeply invested in his story, even after Robin’s “death”. But his scenes with Sabrina and Felix and even sometimes Britt make me wanna tune out. His scenes with Robin, of course, were great. But to stay int he present, I adore any scene between Patrick, Anna and Emma. I don’t know why the writers are killing Patrick’s watchability. FREE PATRICK!!!!!

When it comes to knowing what’s going on around him, Patrick has all the sense and awareness of a drugged up mannequinn. An 8 year old could pull the wool over his eyes quite easily. He just doesn’t see the whole picture which makes this story and other GH plots very frustrating to watch. Patrick is a very likeable character, but his stupidity really ruins him.

As far as his chemestry with Sabrina goes, I feel there is none. However, in my opinion, Sabrina is a very likeable character!

I absolutely love Sabrina and Patrick together,tey ae so beautiful and amazing together.ive read all theae negative coments about them,well I love them,and I know when robin comes back Sabrina will get her heart broken and that’s just sad.sabrina is so beautiful and amazing.i hope Sabrina apatrick together forever I hope they get married and have a baby of their own and he needs to quit being so naïve when it comes to britt,shes lying right to his face.dnas are messed with all the time,i love Jason and Patrick but he needs to open his eyes.

I believe that Britt is carrying LuLu and Dante baby not Patrick – this way Patrick can have a life with Sabrina – they are great together.


I see what Jason is saying in all his answers. Bottom line: Kimberly is returning and all is right with the world!

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Writers Strike Comes to an End; Leadership Votes To Conclude Work Stoppage

It’s over! After 148 days, the 2023 Writers strike will go down as the second longest in WGA union history, only a labor stoppage in 1988 was longer.

The strike will officially come to end on Wednesday at 12:01am PT.  This was due to a vote from the guild’s leadership that now has authorized its over 11,500 members to return to work.

That means: pitching and selling scripts, taking meetings, responding to notes, writers’ rooms opening up again, and more, can now restart.

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The WGA committee shared that the vote, “Allows writers to return to work during the ratification process, but does not affect the membership’s right to make a final determination on contract approval.” However, WGA East and West voted unanimously to lift the “restraining order” on Tuesday.

As the negotiators shared, the end of the strike doesn’t mean that the tentative agreement that the union reached with producers on Sunday night is a surefire thing: Union members still need to vote to ratify the contract. Union leadership announced on Tuesday that will take place between October 2nd and October 9th.

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However, SAG-AFTRA still remains on strike. So, even with the writers returning to work, many productions can’t move forward without their principal actors and performers.

So soap fans, how do you feel about this news for your favorite shows? Glad that the head writers and their writing teams will be back at work as soon as this week from Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Bold and the Beautiful? Y&R’s Josh Griffith, who previously had gone Fi-Core during the 2008 strike, remained at the top rated show during the last several months.

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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General Hospital Alum Richard Simmons ‘Not Interested’ In Biopic with Pauly Shore Portraying Him

Former General Hospital guest star and fitness guru, the reclusive Richard Simmons, has come forward and addressed actor and comedian, Pauly Shore’s wish to play the 70’s and 80’s pop culture icon in a biopic about his life.

Shore previously took to social media and on X shared a side-by-side of him and Simmons. Accompanying the post, Pauly expressed: I’ve noticed the reactions to me playing #RichardSimmons in a biopic. I heard he’s living in Big Bear. We’ve been playing phone tag (yes, he has a phone). I’m trying to make it happen, you guys. In the meantime, hit up all the big producers. I’ll see you at @TheAcademy 2025!”

However, TMZ’s sources are reporting on Saturday that Simmons is not in favor of Shore playing him in a film or anyone else, or any biopic on his life.

The outlet shared that Richard’s reaction was that he was aware of the effort behind a biopic, mostly spear-headed by Pauly. but that he just doesn’t want to be involved. Simmons also added that he likes Pauly a lot, but he’s not biting, despite the public’s urging on social media about the idea of a movie on his life.

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Born Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons, he became part of the public conscious back in the 70’s and 80’s with exercise studios and the ability to help his clients lose weight; many of them were celebrities. Simmons himself, admitted to at one time to being overweight, and getting into fitness helped him maintain a healthy living style and he wanted to help others.

Later, he began a four-year recurring run on General Hospital playing himself from 1979-1983.  Simmons returned to the show in 2013 for the Nurses’ Ball to taunt Lucy (Lynn Herring). He also was host of the Emmy-award winning, The Richard Simmons Show, which focused on personal health, fitness, exercise, and healthy cooking.  Over the last several years, Simmons has withdrawn from public life.

What would you think of a Richard Simmons biopic and if it included some moments in front of the camera and behind the scenes of what went down when he appeared on GH? Do you think it will ever happen given Simmons current position on the matter? Let us know in the comment section.

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