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General Hospital's Jason Thompson Chats On Samtrick, Robin & Part Of Patrick's Story He Would Like To Tell!

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On General Hospital, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) has taken his friendship with Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) to the bedroom, and now the duo is seemingly headed for love.  But the relationships they are trying to put behind them (so they can move forward with each other mind, body and soul completely) are actually still active and key part to their story: Sam has no idea that Jason (Billy Miller) is still very much alive and roaming Port Charles as the person known as “Jake”, and Patrick has no idea that Helena (Constance Towers) is pulling the strings right now and is responsible for Robin (Kimberly McCullough) not reuniting with Patrick and their daughter Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer).

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Jason Thompson to ask his thoughts on: the state of Dr. Drake at this point in time where he has taken his relationship with Sam to the next level, how the good doc must still be hurt, bitter, and angry about being put through the emotional ringer by his once beloved Robin, and where he hopes his story will go from here.  Fans of the ABC soap opera know that Thompson is one of the MVP’s of the daytime drama series with his raw and authentic emotional performances, and that when given the story he delivers time and time again.  So, here’s what Jason T. had to say about the current life of Dr. Drake!

How has it been working with Kelly Monaco (Sam) now in an on-screen romantic relationship … known to the fans as “Samtrick”!

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JASON:  First of all with Samtrick, I am so pissed off that her name is first! (Laughs) I know, it’s Kelly Monaco, I get it! (Laughs)  It’s great working with Kelly and we have been friends for a long time.  It’s great to work with her in a different capacity and to be able to use stuff against her, (laughs) for example, “Remember four years ago?  Think about that right now, and now just say the line!”

Many viewers are worried about Patrick and where he is ultimately headed, especially after the whole Robin (Kimberly McCullough) story where she leaves him seemingly in the dust twice, and he had no true clue of what is going on.   It’s been a hard few years for Dr. Drake with Robin’s “death”, her return as he was about to marry Sabrina (Teresa Castillo), Robin leaving him and Emma, losing a baby son, and on and on. 

JASON:  I am totally worried about Patrick in a lot of way, but I also want him to continue to keep doing what he is doing, so he has sort of an epiphany at why for the last three years of his life, it has been a seriously crazy mess!  I want him to have that realization and be like, “What is going on?”  I want to keep going down that road, and I feel like I am talking him into making these decisions and whether they are right or wrong it’s more of, “OK, well nothing has worked so far, so just keep going, and keep going, and we will see what kind of fallout happens, if there is one.”  When I think back through the last couple of years and how much has happened, I want Patrick to have a relationship with a psychiatrist where he can actually say all the things that he has been feeling.

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Patrick has never delved into his true pain in all of this, other than when he was pill-popping speed when he believed Robin was dead, and that was a coping mechanism at the time.

JASON:  He just keeps dancing down this road, and I want those moments where he sits back and somebody gets him to talk for once, and he is not reacting-mode.

Do you want Patrick to have an emotional breakdown?

JASON:  I don’t know if it has to be a breakdown, but yeah, whatever that might mean.   When I see “breakdown” I see a typical soap opera breakdown, and I really wouldn’t want to do that.  Patrick is still a father and he knows what that takes, but I don’t think he has given himself time to try and look at himself in the mirror, and try to understand what the last couple of years have meant.  I would like do to that.  I feel like that would be fun, and I think the show would have a good time writing it too, because I want him to be talking about things that he has gone through, and not just what storyline is happening, to some extent.  I do understand that, because that is what we are there for.  But, after nine years, there is a lot that this guy has to talk about, and especially the last three, which have been completely traumatic!

Being a dad to Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer), I would think would remain top on Patrick’s list of things he has to keep it together for, and that he knows no matter what he is going through his daughter is all-important, especially raising her solo without a mother at that moment.

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JASON: Absolutely!  Personally, as a man hoping to have kids one day, I have always felt it is your job to create a better human being than you are, and I feel the same way when I think about Patrick and what I want him to do.  I want him to create a better human being in Emma, and I hope we can have more stuff like that to play and illustrate that point.

What did you think of the beat of the story being revealed, at the time it did, that Patrick knew at one point Jason (Billy Miller) was alive and did not tell Sam about the Intel?

JASON:  I wasn’t necessarily worried, because I knew it was going to come, but I didn’t know it was going to come so quick.  I read it and I was like, “Oh, this is happening right now?”  I had no idea, because it was a big secret and I didn’t know we were going to play it until two days before we shot it.  One of the directors mentioned it was happening to me, but it’s just the way we go now.  We work fast.  And at the same time, I really enjoy Billy Miller (Jason) being there.  He has obviously been a welcome actor and he is a great actor.  And so I feel, General Hospital just added another great actor to the reservoir which I always love.  Patrick and Jason didn’t get along so well, but this time, who knows?  Obviously, he has changed a little bit, so it doesn’t mean that they can’t have a different relationship than they did before.  As of right now it seems they may both be in “love” with the same person, maybe.  I am excited to see what happens.  It’s been fun working with Kelly, but at the same time I always want that person named Kimberly McCullough (Robin) to come back too, because it’s always so much fun.

There is so much drama left to play out between Robin and Patrick that would also impact Sam and Jason.

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JASON:  It’s always something, and I enjoy working with Kimberly, obviously, and it’s always something we can do.  Robin can come back in and there are so many ways to go. Patrick and Robin haven’t’ talked.  There have been a couple of phone calls here and there. And, I know stuff happens off camera, obviously, but there are a lot of interesting things that could happen on-camera, too: If Patrick was with Sam and Robin returned, and actually, he doesn’t need to be with anybody for fireworks to go off between them!  There has been a lot of lies and deceit, in a way.  I think one day Patrick will know the truth, and whether that’s fitting to him or not, we will see!

If Patrick knew the truth about Robin is being held against her will and all that she suffered at the hands of Helena (Constance Towers) and the Cassadines, don’t you think it would be a game-changer in their relationship?

JASON:  Yeah, but at the same time even if he knew the truth, there would be some dramatic thing that would happen where Robin couldn’t possibly say “no”, but in his mind, maybe she could have said, “no”.  So, we shall see!

So, are you rooting for Samtrick? Do you want Robin to return and come back into the picture to see if Patrick and her can work things out?  Would you like to see the series delve into the toll three years of trauma have impacted the emotional side of Dr. Patrick Drake?  Share your thoughts below!

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

It shouldve been Patrick and Sam years ago instead of adding an unnecessary character like Sabrina…Patrick and Sam shouldve originally came together as she mourned Jason and he mourned Robin…dont bring back Robin if she is just going to disappear again unless KM decides to stay and can work it out with tprb or try recasting with Elizabeth Hendrickson ex Y&R…i hope Jason stays with Liz but as Jason Quartemaine…us QuarteMAINIACS need our Qs…lol

su0000
su0000

hi jimh..
Patrick needs a hot sexy career woman..
Sam and Patrick are a gimmick..
there is no one else for poor Patrick to hook up with besides Sam, and they are not a good couple..
Patrick needs to turn casanova and sleep around like any newly divorced man..
He needs to go to a dating site and hook up..
Patrick does not need to be tied down with anyone, let him date and not be so serious..

FREE PATRICK !!!

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

Sam is just the begining…Patrick and Sam wont last…its rare if couples do last on soaps…su u will get your wish!!!

brenda
brenda

What Jim said. ^^

dmr
dmr

I would love to see Jason Quartermaine-have him be a doctor, move into the mansion, banter with Tracy and Luke. Not sure what even happened to Sabrina?! I think the actress who plays Sabrina is absolutely lovely. But, the character never really took off.

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

Sabrina was too forced on us from the start…she shouldve been a small recurring character at first and gradually grew from there…she shouldve kept her Ugly Betty look a little longer and had a crush on someone like Micheal(not a favorite of mine as well) and that might have worked better…she couldve also had a hopeless crush on Patrick but no relationship with him other than as Emmas kindly babysitter…jmho!!!

Cathy
Cathy

Kimberly McCullough is the only Robin. GH doesn’t need EH who doesn’t come close to KIMBERLY in many ways. Besides Y&R along with OLTL took over enough of GH. FV Wasted money on MS no matter how they try and prop her and others.

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

KM got the same kind of contract TG got where he is there for months and takes a few off, id be fine with it but Robins return for weeks and then disappearing for months because of yet another kidnapping by Helene or whoever is absolutely ludicrous…if both parties cant find a way to keep Robin around more steadily lke they do for Luke and saying she took off for a few months to take care of a medical crisis exc. in another country, then replace Robin or write her out completely!!!

Lynn
Lynn

SamTrick are a plot device to stall JaSam and nothing more. Sam will throw Patrick under the bus once she finds out Jake is Jason

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

Sam will probably get pregnant by Patrick before she learns Jake is Jason and that will be another plotline tptb will drag out for months…at least nine of them…lol

Julz
Julz

Robin deserves to come back as long as she wants. There are other ways that this could have been written to save the character and couple

lovesgh
lovesgh

If anyone is unnecessary its Robin, she is a deadbeat MOM.

Timmm
Timmm

Nail on the head! Robin would do anything to be with Emma. We all know Kimberly is unavailable. Thats fine BUT it hurts the show and hurts the character of Robin. RECAST! Sorry Kim.

Shay
Shay

Exactly, jimh!!!! I’m just so relieved that Patrick finally escaped those insipid Sappy shackles…that chapter in Dr. Drake’s life was absolutely excruciating to witness. It’s been a true pleasure to see a relaxed and smiling Patrick enjoying his romantic journey with Sam….even if it took a deplorable detour into Disneyland before arriving at this demonstrably better destination.

Fran
Fran

Except PATRICK isn’t enjoying anything but looks like he is going through the motions. That isn’t happy and the scenes come off forced. Scrubs have history and real love story on GH that people thought they were datiing. it was NOT plot point forced love like with Sam and Sabrina.

Tracy
Tracy

I believe that Robin and Patrick should get back together. They are a great couple.

aria
aria

well like jason said theres so many possibility and direction they can go and when you think about it, its a win win situation as far as storytelling go. i wish they would play out more of the emma and patrick angle, as well as tell a story of robin at some point returning to the picture and maybe not reuniting with patrick per say but at least try having a relationship with her daughter.

Julz
Julz

I absolutely have said that I thought a good storyline would be patrick going through his emotions talking to Kevin. He needs to befoe jumping into another relat that will end badly. They need to show patrick and emma dealing with Robin not being there alone not with anna coming in. Just father and daughter. They are great together. I think Robin and patrick need to talk it out. He needs to listen to her and stop worrying about him and she needs to hear his worries as well. They will overcome this like they have overcome things in the past. They need to try not just for them but for emma

Joni
Joni

Scrubs forever and always. SamTrick a contrived mess. No drama since the writers took away Patrick knowing Jason was alive and Sam now knowing where Robin went.

Julz
Julz

I totally agree. Once they paired them as a couple they turned from a fun non forced friendship with tons of chemistry to nothing!! There is no chemistry and is so forced and uncomfortable. Patrick is acting like a selfish hypocrite. He needs to get his head out of his butt and realize what Robin was trying to tell him. He never asked Robin about her ordeal but he can flip out at her for this. The secret he’s keep from sam and from himself is only going to end badly. Robin needs patrick and patrick knows he needs and still wants Robin. It will take time but I believe they will find their way back to one another.

su0000
su0000

lol
Julz,
Robin and Patrick will never ever be together again..
there is no longer a Robin/Kim with GH, to even mention….
KM has a career directing, that is what she wants to do and she left GH to it..
she will pop her head in here and there but that will eventually end..
Patrick and Robin will never be, they are kaput !

Life moves on people move on.. so should the fans 🙁

Lisa
Lisa

Are you kidding? What is this? The Poor Poor Put Upon Patrick Show? It was obvious Robin was terrified the last time they were together. Patrick overlooked it because his head was up his Sammy’s rear. Robin would NEVER leave Emma because she wanted to and again he chose to ignore that. Patrick doesn’t DESERVE ROBIN anymore. Let him wallow in Samtrick. Bring Jagger back for Robin.

harry
harry

HA! Lisa, your post is very amusing–thank you.

Fran
Fran

Actually Lisa’s post is spot on and ITA!

Julz
Julz

I agree to a point. Robin should understand what this was going to do to him and emma. That being said patrick knew who he married. Hes being incredibly selfish. He never once asked Robin about her ordeal but the first thing was let’s have a baby. He was so needy that he couldn’t see what she was telling him. He’s being a hypocrite now too. I think they still are each others soul mates. They will get back together in time but Robin needs to make him grovel a bit first. Scrubs are endgame just like jasam

ellenewland
ellenewland

Agreed! Additionally knowing Helena is alive and well after she was assumed dead you would think he would have questions concerning his last conversation with Robin.

When Robin is back for a longer arc yes, bring Jagger back or Michael Sutton as a long lost cousin or twin brother of Stone.

RIP Scrubs!

Julz
Julz

I agree with both of you but its possible down the road that Kim will come back and still direct they will be together. Not saying now but it could happen. Whatever happens now happens. It’s fine but I always say never say never especially in port Charles. Lol

Timmm
Timmm

No Michael Sutton. Stone was a great story and should NEVER be monkeyed with.

Julz
Julz

Agree Timmm. You can’t mess with stone storyline. That was as classy as it gets if you can call it that.

Kim
Kim

No we don’t want Robin stay Away

sam
sam

samtrick are love, so pretty and sparkly 🙂

Julz
Julz

Patrick and sam are a mess. Not sure why they put them together as a couple. They had much better chemistry as friends and adventure buddies. The relationship feels so forced and uncomfortable to watch. It’s more of a lust/lonliness/rebound for both.
Patrick has lost his mind. There’s a big secret he’s keeping from sam right not not to mentions he’s being a hypocrite. He’s always been selfish but not its out of control. If he cared about someone other than him he would see what Robin was telling him more than once. When she came back he never once asked her to sit down and discuss her ordeal, he wanted a baby. That’s not patrick when it came to Robin at all.
I believe in time they will find their way back to one another. They were/are a real life couple in a soap world. They were and are endgame. Patrick knows it too that’s why he’s sprialing out.

Julz
Julz

Don’t see love at all just lust and lonliness. They looked great together and had great chemistry before they slept together.

harry
harry

Let’s face it, Patrick and Sam are (blank) buddies.
Not that there is anything wrong with that!

Christy
Christy

Not lovin’ it. just weird she didn’t wait for Silas’ situation to clear up and a few months later it has all changed. I liked her and Silas, don’t like her with her friend Patrick. I liked that they became friends after not really liking each other – remember when Jason was in for brain surgery and when Robin “died” at the same time.

just feels weird for them to more than friends.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Silas didn’t believe her when she had suspicions about Nina. I don’t necessarily blame him; his emotions were all over the place. Sam was willing to wait for him…she gave him space…but unfortunately Silas was manipulated by the wife he loved and grieved for, felt guilt about for so many years…the relationship couldn’t sustain itself once the trust and loyalty was broken.

Emma
Emma

Leave Robin out of this crap Samtrick story. Patrick doesn’t care enough about Robin to even see how she’s doing. Let Robin find a man who really loves her. That man is clearly not Patrick Drake.

Julz
Julz

Patrick needs to know the truth and what he was too blind to see. That’s part of this samtrick story too

Timmm
Timmm

Patrick doesnt care about Robin because the writers chose not to write about his real feelings because they know Kim is not available. They are giving him something else to do with people who chose to stay on the show. Patrick cannot run around the hospital all day looking at charts!

Julz
Julz

Like JT said he would like them to do it too. He doesn’t need Robin to be there. He can talks about his crazy last 4 years and work through it. The writers could have him care it’s called being creative. That’s what they get paid for instead of ruining the character. This is not patrick at all.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Why isn’t it Patrick? He’s a young, hot doctor who’s been grieving and reeling far too long. Hrs gone through despair, loss, guilt, depression…he’s attempted to fall in love again…he was reunited with Robon only to lose her again…then suffered the death of his son. For whatever reasons he’s drawn to Sam it makes perfect sense…as Streisand sings…people needing people…he needs love and has formed a close bond with Sam. It’s natural…i like them together. Whether it lasts or each eventually go back to their original loves, time will tell….

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

I like Samtrick because it removes Sam from Jake/Jason, which I feel is best for the show rather than rerunning the Jasam dullness, and at the same time allows for conflict when and if Robin manages to return. All of the Jasam conflict was in Sam’s mind and running out of her mouth. My major beef with Sam is that she talks to damn much and says nothing at all. Other characters have meaningful dialog, but not Sam. She just talks and talks and talks. I am all in favor of putting her back with Sonny and letting her bore him to death.

MARY GHUSEIN
MARY GHUSEIN

I would love it if they keep Robin on the show! Robin and Patrick belong together. It is so great to watch them on GH as the best couple!

Julz
Julz

Agree 100%. Never say never. It may not happen right now but I believe down the road it will happen and she will be back

barb
barb

Loathe samtrick. They don’t belong together. It is so forced. I want Patrick to open his selfish eyes and see that his wife is on trouble. Sick of Robin suffering so Patrick can play house with other chicks.

Julz
Julz

Yup!!! Agree!! Lots more to say about them but you nailed it

Ferrygrl
Ferrygrl

SCUBS! Period…. Thank you!

Ferrygrl
Ferrygrl

Dang phone… SCRUBS!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

Jason Thompson is consistently one of the best actors on GH and maybe in all of daytime. I love the character and those truly gut-wrenching, emotional scenes are played to perfection by JT.

As for Samtrick, I love them together. I agree with the comment above that Sam and Patrick should have happened a long time ago, when Jason was thought to have died, instead of bringing in the useless character of Sabrina. But, without her, we wouldn’t have gotten the mega talent Jeffery Vincent Parise as Carlos, who I find WAY more interesting than Sabrina.

As for Robin, I don’t even want the character back anymore. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Patrick and Robin together, but so much has happened in the past few years that I can’t see them ever getting back together and everything being okay. And with KMc’s directing dreams and unavailability for a long term commitment, I don’t want to see the Robin revolving door happen again. If they want to bring her back permanently, they should look into recasting unless KMc can commit long-term.

Julz
Julz

I agree with most of what you said. Except you never know. I believe in time they will be together. Patrick needs to know what she’s going through again and not ignoring it like last time. In soap world and in PC crazier things have happened. Maybe she will come back and direct when she needs to.

Patrick
Patrick

“… we wouldn’t have gotten the mega talent Jeffery Vincent Parise as Carlos, who I find WAY more interesting than Sabrina. ”

Jeffrey Vincent Parise : Carlos !

I LOVE him : he brings so much to the cast.. canvas… scripts…. ENIGMATIC

I read the latest issue of SOD today : JVP was sharing some funny quips

he shared when he first did a scene with Billy Miller : ie: they didn’t have a fight coordinator… JVP said : “perhaps we should have… Billy Miller is so excitable” LOL

he went on to share how intense and awesome it was to share a scene with Anthony Geary.. albeit a short scene… but that AG presence IS what it is : not verbatim here… his eye for an eye scenes are like 1000 foot yardstick… so deep it reaches the spleen

LOL

I just love his dynamic presence… it’s apparent that he’s well liked… Maurice Benard can’t say enough good things about him as well

GH production HIRE him contract

CARLOS is a MUST have

i’d like to see him with Carly

Shay
Shay

@Jimmy….I beg to differ about Carlos. He was fully functional as a GH character through his association with the Jeromes….thus, he didn’t need Sappy as a reason to exist. However, Mr. Parise was definitely utilized as one of many cast members whose frequent purpose often seemed to be nothing more than to prop the glorified babysitter. In other words, Carlos could have been present without that nuisance of a nurse………he just wouldn’t have been known as “Car-LLLLLLLLLLOS!!!!!” LOL. (I also still believe he should have had a backstory with Ava….it would have made much more sense to have had them as an ex-couple than to have suggested a past “Romper Room Romance” with Sappy……)

Laurie A McRae
Laurie A McRae

Since I can’t have the Stelly version of JaSam, Samtrick is my 2nd choice. You can totally see & feel the trust, respect & friendship Jason T & Kelly M share offscreen when they work together onscreen.

Julz
Julz

As friends only. They are so blah as a couple!! The fire that they had as friends has left

Anne
Anne

I am enjoying Patrick on screen more and like Samtrick, but really, just as closest of friends. I love my Scrubs and I think even Ray Charles would have been able to see Jakes walk back to Jason is leading him back to his Jasam. As a Robin, Patrick and Emma fan, I’m good with Samtrick sitting as a pretty plot point before returning to their true loves and children. I would like Samtrick to keep a bond post Jasam reunion. Kelly and JT are fun.

Julz
Julz

Yes they are fun as friends only. Once they crossed that line it changed. They are childish and she’s beyond annoying when she’s in his presence. They could have remained friends gone out but didn’t need to sleep together. I too hope when the dust settles and everything is as it should be they still will be friends.

kaffen
kaffen

I don’t like Sam and Patrick together.

When they seperate they do fine..

And I don’t buy the switch…She was

With Silas and they changed it fast.

I prefer Sam and Sila’s..instead of Sam and Patrick..

Note that Baby was wonderful with Silas

Too bad they didn’t get Sam pregnant in 2014..

Melinda
Melinda

Ha yeah like that needed to happen! Thank God it didn’t.t.

Julz
Julz

Exactly ladies!! The “love” chemistry between pat and sam is so forced. They were a lot better as friends and adventure buddies

Anna
Anna

Since Jason is alive and at some point will end up with Sam, I am not feeling the love connection between Patrick and Sam. I agree that Patrick should know the truth about Robin and that can go every which way, however Robin should definitely reunite with Emma and have her in her life even if split custody. This way if Robin doesn’t stay, she can still be a great mom to Emma. 🙂

Dee Dee
Dee Dee

Patrick and Sam are boring together .Patrick and Robin boring together . Patrick Drake is becoming to be a hard character for me to like again. I started to like Patrick when he was with Sabrina. Patrick is better with Sabrina than he ever was with Robin and Sam.

Julz
Julz

I agree. I used to be a big drake fan. Not liking him so much anymore. He was always selfish but now it’s out of control not to mention he’s being a bit hypocritical as well.

Fran
Fran

Patric is best with Robin. The forced pairing of Sam and Sabrina ruined Patrick. Robin and Patrick are equals not some Ugly Betty or Mob woman story. They completely destroyed PATRICK with Sabrina and Sam

lissab
lissab

Sorry Jason you’re never gonna get the story you want of delving into Patrick’s psyche. RC’s not into stories that actually have depth and the script writers lack the talent to write any meaningful dialog.

Robin should be written off or recast since Kim’s not interested in returning. Her appearances are disruptive and annoying.

IMO Billy as Jason is a huge fail as is his entire return story.

IA with with Jim that Sam and Patrick should have gotten together sooner to spare us from the dreg that was Siam and Patrina both couples again another RC failure.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I like Patrick and Sam…a lot. More than Patrick and Robin. If Jason wasn’t back in the picture I’d like them to continue on. Not sure how I want it to go….Sam and Patrick or Sam and Jason. Could care less if Robin came back.

Fran
Fran

Could care less about Sam. Robin has RICH history and. So do Scrubs over the forced pairing of Sam.

su0000
su0000

I never want to see Robin, again..
Let her go!
She has moved on so should her fans..
Kim knew she did not want to return because she herself wanted to be killed off..
every time she returns and leaves her fans get upset..
I do not even notice there is no Robin, she is not needed..
This has to end / her returning and leaving has to end..
Kim will never return to GH , she has a new demanding career..
Robin is not needed and I do not miss her lol ..

(she is much better at directing than acting.. and it seems she knows that too)

Julz
Julz

Sorry, she deserves the eighth to return as do others like her. She is part of GH history. It’s not her that pisses people off. If they gave her a better storyline I bet more people would be accepting of her coming and going . She’s only acting what they write. I have no problem doing what she’s doing. If anything she progresses a storyline . Anytime she comes for however long she comes I’ll enjoy it. Might not like the storyline but again that’s not her fault

Lisa
Lisa

LOL This is nothing new.

The problem is that far more people want Robin on than not…soo…..

Fran
Fran

I TOTALLY DISAGREE. su0000! the fact that it upsets you and you keep repeating her fans need to let go tells me people and her fans want her back. Otherwise you wouldn’t have to tell her fans and others to get over it. They are here complaining to get heard. There are plenty of GH people not needed and DO NOT have Robins rich history. ROBIN has MANY ties unlike most of the now GH cast. KIMBERLY, is willing to do both and stated it many times in interviews. Just like Roger H, ME, MoB, MS, BM and others who do other many other things besides GH and are allowed time off and get GOOD story on GH while doing other things. Kimberly a GH Vet should Be allowed. She is excellent at acting which is why that makes her a good director. JT even stated many times. He would look at KIMBERLY and follow her lead because she was that good. Kimberly is a very talented lady. If they brought Robin back and worked with Kimbeely like they do others GH might get the viewers they seem to be losing each week back.

Cathy
Cathy

Samtrick are as forced and a plot point just the same as Patrick and Sabrina. They don’t work and neither do Samtrick. PATRICK has become a hyprocrite since he hated the mob but now Ok with the mob because of SAM. He investigates everything with SAM but ignored and didn’t investigate Robin staying in Paris when he and Anna know something is up with Robin since they questioned Robin about PTSD and then ignored it. Patrick did the same thing with phone calls Robin made before she returned the last time. He ignored the phone calls. RC doenst know Patrick nor do the other writers since they killed the character. Would have been a better idea to write Scrubs and Emma as a HEA and if the actor Jason Thompson wanted he could come back as a new character. Instead they purposely choose to ruin Robin a legacy for Patrick and Patrick looks so dumb and stupid. Guess it’s only Robins fault when she leaves EMMA yet PATRICK can leave her and go play with SAM and that is OK. Again Patrick is a hypocrite. There is No win win but a contrived plot point with terrible writng and the reason many left/stopped watching GH because of it.

Julz
Julz

Right on!!!!!! Enough said

kristin
kristin

JT always wanting to work with his friends doesnt say much for his acting skills or goals. Diversity in experience and acting partners broadens one’s skills and expands opportunities. All this guy talks about his working with people with whom he has long term friendships. BORING. I think this guy should stop doing interviews; every time he does, I have less and less respect for him as an actor.

Shay
Shay

After coming off an absolutely disastrous storyline that dragged on for over a year and co-starred someone who was so obviously not an “FOJ”—(Friend of Jason)—I have no problem with Thompson’s desire to work with Kelly. Their off-screen friendship clearly translates to the screen with an easy-going, playful chemistry. As someone who practically gagged every time Patrick was in one of those forced scenes with Sappy, I welcome and relish this current coupling. JT more than served his time with that nauseating nurse character glued to his hip….he more than earned the right to select Dr. Drake’s next romantic partner…and he chose well!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Brace yourself, Shay. We agree! I love Patrick and Sam…plenty of chemistry, they look great together and I find their playful, flirty banter totally realistic.

Alliboo
Alliboo

Agree

Fran
Fran

Where was Patrick when Robin called 2 times and he ignored both phone calls listening to Ugly Betty who didn’t know squat about Robin?”PATRICK still hasn’t asked Robin what she went through missing two years of her life being held against her will and tortured when she returned. She forgave that and is a better woman than I for doing that. I don’t blame Robin for helping a friend, Jason, who helped her and gave her a life with PATRICK and EMMA she wouldn’t have had. Robin even told Patrick she wasn’t doing this for just Jason but for Sam and Danny to which he replied that he didn’t give a dam about them. Yet it’s perfectly fine for him to sleep with the mobs wife, and their contrived friendhsip, without giving Robin a second thought. He knows something isn’t right or he must be the biggest idiot if he didn’t. She forced him and Sam to leave. After two years of Ronin neing kidnapped he should question something.

When Patrick finds out that Robin was not in charge when she tried to protect he and their daughter, if he doesn’t fogive her and doesn’t go back and try and win Robin back then PATRICK should be tortured like Robin was. Maybe then he would understand all she has been through.

As for Samtrick, they are the most ridiculous pairing. Patrick will always belong with Robin. Their love story was epic not a plot point like his last two pairing. Sad what this show did to Robin and Scrubs all for their pets.

Julz
Julz

Agree again!!! I always said what JT said in the interview. I would love for patrick to be by himself to work through his feelings over the last few years before he jumps into anything again. Patrick has been put through the ringer and they need to explore that along with emma. JT shines when he is alone and not up anyone’s butt. I think that would be a great storyline for him.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

It wasn’t so epic. They were cute together. No biggie…

Fran
Fran

Robin and Patrick were and are epic with a beautiful LOVE story unlike now with Sam and Sabrina which falls into failure, forced, plot point.

Julz
Julz

I loved the friendship and chemistry of patrick and sam. Once they slept together everything changed. The chemistry they had felt more like a lust/lonliness/rebound chemistry. It was so uncomfortable to watch. I ca barely watch them together or separately anymore. Sam was great with jason and acting like the thought Independant Pi woman she is all the time. With patrick she turns into this sleezy mumbly teenage girl. It’s beyond annoying. Patrick is no better with his ridiculous come ons
I always said patrick needed to talk to someone and get his life in order before heading into another relationship. I think Robin is only one that can keep him in line. He’s turned into this selfish hypocritcal person. I believe they will find their way back to one another.
Sam and patrick can’t last with the secret that’s he’s keeping along with jason beig revealed. It’s not going to happen. Jason and sam and patrick and Robin. That’s how it should be and will be. Both couples are a real life couple in a soap world

Cathy Borruso
Cathy Borruso

I will always have a special place in my heart for Scrubs… Like Jason said lots more story to be told… Let Sam n Patrick be friends!

Julz
Julz

Totally agree!!

Carol
Carol

Robin and Patrick have so much to work out but they will.love # scrubsforever

harry
harry

I don’t have a dog in this fight but find this couple slightly revolting. Today Sam asked Patrick to kiss her boo boo and last week in the shower she mumbled breathlessly, “You are Superman.”
But he needs to move on and I guess if it has to be someone other than Robin, Sam will do.
It’s just Robin was so intelligent and Sam thinks it’s a trick question if someone asks her.”How’s tricks?”
I am really worried about her son too. Today she told Patrick, “I’m a lot smarter than Danny.” THUD!

Julz
Julz

Yup they are beyond childish. It’s naueseating

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I wouldn’t downplay Sam’s intelligence, Harry. She’s got street smarts, innate intelligence. She may not be a doctor, researcher, etc…but she’s got a sharp mind and is great at deduction. As far as kiss my boohoo…lol…yeah, thAt was a little cringe worthy but they were both speaking the “let’s play doctor” thing. Sam is way more sexy than Robin so their flirty banter works for me. Oh, and the superman comment, which I barely remember hearing…but, hahaha…wasn’t said like Olive Oil buttering up Popeye…she was just being deliberately, teasingly wry.

MARY DITANNA PENDRAK
MARY DITANNA PENDRAK

AND AGAIN I’VE ENJOYED THE INTERVIEW WITH JASON THOMPSON. HE’S SUCH A DOWN TO EARTH, GOOD HEARTED, SMART, GOOD LOOKING, TALENTED, AND A WONDERFUL ACTOR ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. I LOOK FORWARD WATCHING HIM WHEN HE’S ON GH, AND HOPE THAT BY FEBRUARY, WE’LL KNOW WHAT HAPPENS TO JAKE/JASON, SAM, ROBIN, SEBRINA, AND HIMSELF AS TO THE STORYLINES THAT WE’VE ALL WAITED FOR WILL AGAIN HOPEFULLY ENDING THEM ALL. ALL NEW STORYLINES WILL BE COMING TO GH. PATIENCE MAKES PERFECT, AND IT’S MY WAITING THAT IS SO PERFECT. TOO MANY GUESSES. HOPE ALL GOES WELL IN FEBRUARY.

Julz
Julz

Putting sam and patrick in bed was a big mistake. The chemistry was so much better when they were just friends. Now it feels forced and uncomfortable. They act like childish not like adults. Patrick is being a huge selfish hypocrite and keeping an important secret from sam. It can’t end well. It’s a relationship of lust lonliness and rebound. Patrick needs to open his eyes and figure out what Robin was trying to tell him. He also need to stop making it all abor him (never once asked Robin about her ordeal jumped right into having a baby).
Sam and jason and Robin and patrick will all end up together again. Both couples are real life couples in a soap opera world.

Patrick
Patrick

there’s so much angst goings on and on and on

about Patrick and Robin…. I rank right up there as their biggest fan(s)

I don’t see them ever getting back together

I also at one time… wanted to see if story between Patrick and Sam was possible… because of MIA spouses, single parenthood…. both too easy on the eyes… and now it’s happening… and I don’t mind it per se

the sore spot in all this…. ie: @Harry…. love your post…. it’s Kelly Monaco acting choices. She is ALL over the screen these days…. that’s a lot of gumshoe to put forth (and the GH writing )

I’ve always said…. KM and Steve Burton were excellent together… as they didn’t have to say hardly any thing . his strong stoic solid less expressive speaks only when necessary and PROTECTED Sam…. was all that was needed. Sam just went along…. but it was LOVE at first sight… who didn’t love Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco…. now : with two affable intelligent funny guys…. Jason Thompson and Billy Miller … side by side ????

I dunno

LOL

it’s all intriguing stuff… and that’s because of Billy Miller and the possibilities that abound

GH production needs to lay low and NOT pair up BM so soon….

let Liz and Ric belong…. dont’ they? I just love Rick Hearst
let Carly fester become bitter and find new acting choices as she waits for Sonny
let Sam question everything… and feel safer with Patrick… but he’s anxious as well

the best acting of the above

Liz, Ric, “Jake” , Patrick

so that leaves Carly and Sam on the edge or cusp

Oye!

the fact that GH production have a wealth of opportunity going on

and this doesn’t even include Ava, Morgan, Franco, Nina… Tracy, Monica, Ned

GH has all the element … actors. any production team can only dream of

LOL

it’s ok to get giddy

Patrick
Patrick

heck another acting troupe that’s sizzling

Johnny Z…. WITH Lulu and Mixie… satiating… desire (LOL)

good to see Dante in the mix… wary

Nathan… I’m OK with him part of the canvas… he needs to mix it up much more when Nina is OUT and with Dr. O

I’d like to thank the soap gods for opening up the heavens and sending Johnny Z BACK permanently

Patrick
Patrick

all I (we) need now :

Skye (for Julian)
Carlos (for Carly)

Charday
Charday

Wondering where he thinks Patrick is with Sabrina.

Shay
Shay

Oh, I think his silence on that subject spoke volumes…..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

I think it speaks the fact that he wasny asked about her in this interview and it’s not a current story nor was she the live of his life…first, second or third. But that doesn’t me snd phenomenon didn’t enjoy the actress or the pairing. He didn’t nap mention Britt either…

I think, if we look back at Patrick and Sabrina’s story her place in his and Emma’s life was perfect at the time. Emma needed a wRm, nurturing mother figure and Oatrick needed a calm, sweet, caring woman who, unlike Britt at the time was easy to be with, understanding and down to earth. It might have been interesting to pair him with Elizabeth but how many widows of her friends could she be with…she already fell for her brother-in-law/ best friend Emily’s husband Nicolas…nope. Sabrina was good for Patrick and Emma…just iso sad Sabrina got so destroyed in the end.

sandra
sandra

It really bothers me that Patrick has no sense of anxiousness or fear about Robin and her safety. She deserves better. Patrick should have to fight for Robin.I want Robin to walk away with independence and strength she has always had and to get a new love interest and drive Patrick nuts. My issue with Sam is that she’s whiny,boring and lacklustre character. If Robin coming back, writers PLEASE unite Jason and Robin, It’s long overdue. Jason, Liz and Jason, sam are redundant and boring.

Julz
Julz

I agree with you except for sam! She’s a strong independent doesn’t take crap from anyone woman when she’s in her PI mode. I live that sam. Whe she’s in patrick mode she’s a mumbling ditzy horny teenager. She wasn’t that way with jason. She was herself and that’s another reason why I don’t like them as a couple!! Robin and jason are more like a brother sister relationship now. Their lives are too different now. They will always be the best of friends but I can’t see them being anything more. Sam and jason and patrick and Robin (after some hard ball by Robin)

tina
tina

JT has chemistry with everyone but he has something special with KMC. A special magic and you can fell the real life friendship and respect that they have come through on screen and they always deliver 100% Scrubs 4ever

Julz
Julz

Exactly!!!! Agree 1000%.

GHFan
GHFan

I like Patrick and Sam, but not as a couple; it’s been so forced and painful and both of their characters have acted out of character and very sophomoric in order to make this pairing happen. I wish they could return to the friendship they used to have. And, speaking of friendship, how I wish they would focus on Patrick’s friendship with Elizabeth. His friendship with Sam is interesting, but his friendship with Elizabeth is dynamite.

I would like to Patrick and Sabrina find their way back together. I think Patrick has been through a rough few years and I think Sabrina has the strength and kindness to see him through that. They are wonderful partners and have great chemistry.

As for Robin, I know that offscreen Jason and Kimberly have a great friendship and I’m happy for them about that, but it doesn’t translate into a relationship I want to see onscreen. Helena may be holding Robin against her will now, but Robin had many, many choices along the way and she chose other things over her relationships with Patrick and Emma. She chose to lie to Patrick and to Emma. She chose to hurt them. I don’t want to see any reconciliation for Patrick and Robin. If Kimberly comes back, I want to see Patrick let Robin go for good and sue for and win full custody of Emma (so that Emma does not have to continue to live in Robin’s selfishly created roller coaster) and have the show focus on Robin’s relationships with other characters and what Robin learns from the consequences of the actions.

Julz
Julz

How can sabrina go back to patrick after they way he treated her?? She was 2nd or 3rd in his heart. Robin was always first then emma. He wasn’t in love with her. If he was he would have chosen her. It was always about Robin. She (sabrina) was more in love with him then he was with her. He loved the idea of her being so into him and she can care for emma. Even when she was carrying GAbriel he was there but not really. Felix and Carlos showed more emotion and excitement than he did. He’s basically forgotten about her. They are more like acquaintances now. There is no going back for them. She deserves to be loved first and foremost.

lovesgh
lovesgh

Patrick and Sabrina are perfect together and with Emma, they are the true meaning of family…and LOVE.

Jill
Jill

That so has sailed. JT never even mentioned the Disney Princess. LMAO that you think she deserves robin’s family

Julz
Julz

Please!!! She might of but it wasn’t going to happen for them. Not saying he didn’t love her but he was never in love with her like she was with him. That’s was a horrible pairing. She was way to young and fairytale princess for him. She bowed down to him and that’s what he loved

Alliboo
Alliboo

Sam doesn’t deserve her family as well!

lovesgh
lovesgh

Sabrina was a better Mom to Emma than Robin, she protected her from Britt and opened up her heart to her, when her “real” Mom couldnt be around. Oh, and lets not forget Robin put Emma in a tree and left her alone and unattended in her stroller, so crazed Lisa could kidnap her. LMAO 2.

Dan
Dan

I always love Kimberly McCullough, and as someone posted earlier, Jason Thompson is one of the best on GH. But Patrick and Robin were boring to me. I like Patrick and Sam together. Jason and Kelly Monaco have undeniable chemistry on screen. I really noticed it when they did the storyline at Crichton-Clark. That was when it dawned on me the potential they could have as a couple.

When you think about it story-wise, Patrick deserves some happiness. He’s had a rotten past couple of years. He watched his wife die, or so he thought, he grieved for her, then she came back and left town again, then he lost his son with Sabrina. Who can blame him for wanting to hop in the sack with the nearest available piece of ass? Lol honestly?

Sam is in the same boat after losing Jason, she too deserves some happiness, even if it’s only temporary. After what they have been through in their personal lives, it’s natural that these two people would be drawn to each other. Is Sam his forever soul mate? Definitely not. But for the time being, it works, and I’m intrigued to see where they go next.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

What secret is Patrick keeping from Sam? He thinks Jason is dead. Sam knows that now.
I am a BIG SCRUBS fan, but that ship has likely sailed. I really like Patrick and Sam together–and let’s face it–there will NEVER be a Patrick & Sabrina. That ship sank.

Julz
Julz

The ship has not sailed I think there is more to what her is saying but can’t. They will be back in time! Patrick told Robin that he didn’t care if jason died and never saw Danny or sam again!! That’s pretty big to me. I think more of a revenge relationship. He hated jason because of his friendship with Robin but also because of his association with the mob. Look what he’s doing. Hypocrite

Fran
Fran

The only ship that sailed is Patrick and his last two pairings, Sabrina and Sam. Scrubs have a love story and history and are the supercouple never forced or propped like with Sabrina or Sam. I also don’t buy someone saying they are a BIG SCRUB FAN but that shipped sailed. Story is still Scrubs with Patrick propping first Sabrina and now Sam makes Patrick look stupid AGAIN.

ALSO WELL SAID JULZ about Patrick being a hypocrite. ITA!

Julz
Julz

I agree and have always thougjt exactly what JT said. I would love to see a storyline just centered around patrick and emma (sometimes) about working through his feelings. They have never touched on theme he’s been put througj the ringer the last few years and rather than him get involved in another relationship that’s going to go bust have him have a breakdown of some sort and have him in therapy to discuss those feelings. JT is amazing by himself I find. The scenes after Robin dies and then his drug dependency were crazy good. They need to show that again and explore him getting his life back on track. That’s would be great. I would probably like him again seeing that than jumping sam.

Timmm
Timmm

Heres the thing, Patrick and Sam, cannot invest in this because Patrick will run back to Robin and Emma wants them to be together as a family.

Sam and “Jason.” Nope, cannot invest my heart in this because you know that deep down Steve Burton is still out there and Jakeson is really just a Helena soldier boy.

So, it doesnt matter what roller coaster you want to ride on. In the end the results will be what was always intended and Steve and Kim will return and make two couples happily ever after.

As for Billy Miller, great actor. Michelle Stafford, great actress. Go home to Y&R where you belong and are sorely missed. Your wasting your time at GH!

Julz
Julz

Steve isn’t coming back nor does he want to come back! It’s time to let it go and move on! BM is rocking jason right now and he isn’t jason yet. MS had to grow on me and she is! It’s y & r’s loss

Timmm
Timmm

I let it go. I really am not a fan of Steves. I’m just saying, he signed a new one year deal at Y&R, if in 2016 he wants to leave and GH wants him, hes back on the show and they have to figure out what to do with Billy Miller. Which by the way is great, I just dont like how they are writing his story with Helena.

Patrick
Patrick

IS ?!?! it possible… that Sam and Patrick… will make a go of it

depending on how long GH writers curtail the inevitable… that a reunion of some sort has to happen…. between Sam and “Jake”

when this happens… will Sam and Patrick declare their love for each other ?

Sam will play it safe? because of Daniel Edward. not wanting her son… albeit his, anywhere near the “mob”

just saying….

there are so many outlets avenues : this is rich with story

do I want to see Dr. Patrick Drake “shafted” again? resounding NO

even I don’t want to see him hurt and or cry again….
be strong ! get mad ! take leave of your senses…. ( we all know his love for Emma, will never be torn) just this lovable guys heart mind and may as well be his soul

all because of “Jake”

what a conundrum

Jake with Liz with Ric
Jake with Carly with Sonny
Jake with Sam with Patrick

Jake alone… or with family…. time for the Quartermania to start…. wow… just to think of Billy Miller ACTING with Jane Elliott, Leslie Charleson, and Wally Kurth… even Alice… Michael , not so much

go back to work at the hospital Jake

anyway… true love doesn’t “die” I don’t want this to happen per se… as I’ve yet to see even a remnant of being anything between “Jake” and Sam

Jake and Daniel Edward : YES
Jake and the Q’s : without doubt when it happens
Jake as a doctor at the hospital : would be a hoot…. could be edgy with Patrick

Rose
Rose

Kimberly as Robin…either she is with GH or not. The Robin character is always on hold until K has the time or urge to come back. Wonder how the character of Robin would have developed if she hadn’t been held “hostage” by your comings and goings, or they had recast. My vote is if you really want a Robin, recast. Maybe Anna, Robert and even Patrick could have put their heads and skills together to find/free you? This could have made for an interesting, exciting story. But it’s not all K’s fault. ABC and writers are letting Kimberly get away with it.

Sam & Patrick…as many have suggested, an interlude to fill the loss and pain. Fairly ambivalent as to who their true soul mates end up being…until the next catastrophe.

Patrick…No we never saw Patrick do the mental work to get through the Robin stuff, at least at times. Especially since he is a doctor and should know the signs of needing help. And we never saw him really try to find and save her either. He could have confided in, and asked the help of Anna who has been in the business for most of her life.

Just know what I will be glad to see the end of…the Fluke storyline.

Julz
Julz

Really!? Just so you know the show doesn’t wait for her. She was supposed to be back already. GH pushed her back so they accommodate fluke. Not her fault she was already! Next time she’s back its for a long period of time. She has earned the right to come and go and much as she wants. People in her position do it all the time. It’s creating a problem because of the storyline. If it were written differently there wouldn’t be one

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I like Jason Thompson as an actor. I think he is pretty talented. I have never liked the character Patrick, other than a few brief moments with Emma. I kinda like Kelly Monaco (thought she was engaging on “Dirty Soap”) but I’ve never really liked the character Sam much, except when she is in scenes with family members. So SamTrick doesn’t work for me and I FF through pretty much all their scenes. I did enjoy them as friends, though. Don’t even get me started on Patrina…hope Sabrina is gone for good. I like Robin just fine, but I think Patrick should be allowed some REAL closure so he can move on. Right now he just looks like a huge Dbag to me.

Julz
Julz

I thinks that’s the point too. His words make me think there’s more to it and he’s not or cant say anything. I agree with you 100% on all of what you said

Rena
Rena

Patrick and Sam have no chemistry. They were better as friends. I prefer Patrick with Robin, Sabrina or bring on someone new.

Frances
Frances

Anything for Scrubs!

Greta
Greta

I’m loving the chemistry between Patrick and Sam. It feels very natural. I think I’ll probably want Sam back with Jason at some point, and KM does have great chemistry with BM, but I’m going to enjoy Samtrick while I’ve got them.

madluv4u
madluv4u

Wouldn’t it be interesting if the writers would truly mix things up. For instance put Patrick with – oh I don’t knowwwwww, Carly! When Jake/Jason is released from his mind control allow him to regain his memory from when he was a Q. Let him renounce the whole mob enforcer life style. Let Helena die. I mean the actress who portrays her has to be pushing 100 (no offense -she looks great). This show has soooo many characters and writers who dont know how to write properly. They underestimate and devalue the attention span and intelligence of its’ target audience. We are starving to be “taken on a ride” but they just don’t know how to make those adjustments and deliver a better product. I have had to “suspend belief” in order to watch this show and I’m just about ready to toss in the towel. I can only dummy myself down for just so long and wishing, unfortunately doesn’t change a thing.

Eileen
Eileen

Patrick and Robin belong together.

General Hospital

GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

Photo: JPI

On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

Photo: JPI

What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

Photo: ABC

Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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Happy 57th Anniversary Today to General Hospital

ABC’s daytime drama, General Hospital turns 57 today, and remains the current longest-running soap opera on the air.  GH debuted back on April 1, 1963.

The show was created by the husband-and-wife team of Frank and Doris Hursley.  Originally, the soap was not given a name of a particular town in which the drama of the hospital was set in.  However, that all changed in the 1970’s when GH was set in Port Charles.

GH expanded from a 30-minute show to a 45-minute show on July 26, 1976 and eventually went to a full-hour where it has remained back on January 16, 1978.

Throughout its decades on the air, GH was the impetus for two spin-offs; Port Charles, (which aired from 1997-2003) and primetime’s GH: Night Shift (2007-2008),

The show went through many ups and downs over its history, but things changed dramatically for the better, when by the end of the 1970’s and facing cancellation, ABC brought in executive producer, Gloria Monty to steer the ship.  Monty created supercouple Luke and Laura played by Tony Geary and Genie Francis, and opened the show up with exciting location shoots, and from then on GH has remained a firm mainstay in the daytime line-up.

Today, Frank Valentini is the series executive producer, and the soap is co-written by the head writing team of Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten.

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As 80%, as of now, in the US are reported to be homebound due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in the latest ratings for the week of March 23, 2020, GH drew 2.57 million viewers,- its strongest week since March 19, 2018.  So, more eyeballs are tuning-in to the drama in Port Charles.

Share your congratulations and well-wishes to the cast, crew, and creatives at General Hospital for 57 years of drama, romance and intrigue via the comment section below.

But first, vote in our poll for your favorite storyline or moment of all-time on GH.  If your favorite is not one of the choices listed in the poll, let us know in the comment section which is your favorite, or if you voted for one of the selections, let us know why, too! 

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