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GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini Speaks On Kimberly McCullough's Exit, The Silas Mystery & If Julian Will Accept Lucas Being Gay!

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With February Sweeps upon us, the upcoming departure of Kimberly McCullough (Robin), the launching of the mystery in Silas’ (Michael Easton) past storyline, the arrival of Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) back on the Port Charles canvas, and it being Emmy submission time, we had the opportunity to catch up with General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini to fire off a few questions to him during the ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Cocktail Reception.  Here now is what the Port Charles chief had to say on a myriad of our “quickie” subjects!

Kimberly McCullough’s getting ready to exit GH, and you have to write her out.   What can you say about how you are positioning the story?  And now in story, Sabrina’s pregnant, because Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) is pregnant in real life, which seemed to work with your plans … the timing of it all!  That was convenient!  (Laughs)

FRANK:  I told her husband, it’s time to have a family! (Laughs) And he’s a good guy, Shane.  I like him. (Laughs)

The show has gotten a lot of pushback from fans on the how the Robin and Patrick (Jason Thompson) reunion story was told.  Some have commented that the whole thing was told the way it was to prop up the character of Sabrina.

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FRANK:  Pushback is an interesting thing.  I think our fans are so incredibly invested and passionate about our show.  I welcome that and I love it.  The only thing I would say is … just wait and see.  The entire writing team, and especially Ron, work so incredibly hard to make it satisfying.  I am watching the shows for February Sweeps that are in the can, and I am watching them in post and scoring.  They are really fantastic.  It’s a great month, and it’s a month that pays off day after day, which is what we have been doing for the last six months.  So, we just ask that fans understand that Kimberly came back for a limited amount of time.  That was her choice, not ours.   We love her, and if it was our choice, we would have her back forever.  But, she is on track to become a director.  That is what she wants to do, and I have actually been helping her with that.  She and I have become really good friends, and I know a lot of people in the business, and I actually got her hooked up with Grey’s Anatomy, so it all could be great for her.  But that doesn’t mean that General Hospital ends, and it does not mean that there is no more joy in Port Charles. There will be plenty of excitement, plenty of joy, and plenty of romance and heartache, and tears and happiness, and all that good stuff.

Michael Easton finally has a story of his own as Silas that we are seeing play out on-air.  Were you in search of an “umbrella” story for him since he transitioned from John McBain to Dr. Clay?

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FRANK:  Well, he always had a story … it’s just the way a story develops. What Ron does, and something I think we do really well on GH, is that we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat.  We had to reintroduce these characters, and we took time to make sure the audience knew who they were, felt comfortable with who they were, and that they felt they were important to the GH legacy, and Sam (Kelly Monaco) is part of the GH legacy.  Silas always had this secret.  He was always married from the get-go that was not something that we just came up with.  Ron had that planned 8 months out and now this story is affecting Sam, it’s affecting her mother, it’s affecting her son, and it’s really great, and it’s kind of cool.

Will mobster Julian Jerome (William deVry) be an accepting father to Lucas… in terms of his son being gay?  

FRANK: I think that meeting your son for the first time when he is his late twenties, is kind of interesting, because he is a fully formed human being and he will have his own ideas and own point of view in his own way.  And for Julian, who is kind of a dark character and is a mobster, it’s about how are those two going to mix?  It will be interesting to see what happens.  Ryan Carnes, by the way, is a fantastic actor.  It is fun to have him back on the show and it’s really exciting.

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Big question; with so many wonderful episodes of GH in 2013, have you figured out which episodes you will submit for the Outstanding Drama Series category for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys to land a nomination?  And, I heard from Kimberly McCullough that she had the production team help her decide on what work of hers to submit?  Is that true?

FRANK: As far as our Best Show submission, we are still deciding, but definitely one of them will be one of the Nurses Ball episodes.  As for Kimberly McCullough’s Emmy submission, she had so many great performances she had a little trouble selecting, so she saw the list and we sort of whittled it down for her.

So what do you think about Frank’s comments on Kimberly McCullough’s upcoming exit?  The laid out plans for the Silas storyline?  And, how Julian and Lucas might have quite the stormy father/son relationship?  What episodes do you hope GH submits for Outstanding Drama Series for this year’s Daytime Emmy race?  Weigh-in below!

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dinah
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dinah

God I hope Silas leaves ME don’t know how act anymore..

Monica
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Monica

Silas is dull. He needs to be around Ava and Britt who lights him up.

SUSAN M.
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SUSAN M.

I like Silas and don’t find him dull one bit…I like him with Sam… Ava & Britt have the guys they are in love with already…I don’t think I would like either w/Silas…

babs
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babs

Way to dance around the question of Patrick and Robin’s story being crap, Frank. You are correct, you had Kimberly for a limited amount of time. That has nothing to do with the crap story. Scrubs fans waited for two years for this reunion and all that they got was Patrick telling Robin he wasn’t sure what to do. Now you are apparently going to trash Robin to once again prop your princess. I ain’t waiting around anymore. You strung me along for two years. I gave you and your team the benefit of the doubt and all I got… Read more »

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Sorry you feel that way, but its viewers like you the show can do without. Its not all about one couple! The tone of your post is accusatory calling Sabrina his princess and Sparklepony, a bit juvenile if you ask me. They cannot please all the people all the time. You got your Robin & Patrick back together and a renewal of vows with Emma officiating. Again like Frank said they can help that Kimberly wants to leave..the show must go on!

GH50
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GH50

Suzanne, I don’t understand your comment back to babs about it not being about one couple. And how you say “you got your couple back.” The problem with the Robin return story is that it was terribly written. To say someone is being accusatory regarding a fictional character and calling her names is also a bit out there. Sabrina is a very one dimensional character and her story, from frizzy hair and glasses to princess of the Nurses Ball was contrived and silly. babs didn’t just call her princess sparkle pony, the writers created that. And yes Frank can’t help… Read more »

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Very well said Suzanne! I wish Kimberly was staying. She’s not. People need to get over it and let Patrick move on. This isn’t the Robin Scorpio show. It’s General Hospital. Many of my favorites leave. Other favorites remain. New favorites appear. People who quit watching because one actor leaves make absolutely no sense. If everyone left every time Kimberly left the show would be canceled and there would be no GH for her to return to. Do you think she wants her fans to stop watching GH? She grew up on the show and loves it. I loved the… Read more »

Suzanne
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Suzanne

GH50 – have you watched her exit story yet? No I didn’t think so so how can you comment on how they wrote her off until you do. All your hearing is speculation until it air on screen or is confirmed then it’s just conjecture! Kimberly hersel tweeted herself yesterday that she was having fun at work and was going to is it. You may think Sabrina is one dimensional but I and many other fans do not think so! As to my comment about getting your couple back, you at least got that the writers could have had him… Read more »

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Thank you Cynthia ! Love and agree with your post,

Lois
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Lois

I couldn’t said it any better. You didn’t really pursue Patrick and Robin. It was all about Sabrina.

Tali
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Tali

I agree!

moshane58
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moshane58

People want to criticise but they never think about what the writers and producers have to go threw. I would love for Robin to say but she doesn’t want to and I like Sabrina. But if everyone was happy on a soap he damn show would be boring. Its the downs that keeps the shows exiting. Think GH has improved so much. We need to realize these people work their butts off to entertain us and stop gripping. I have never gotten over losing AMC and never will. So I’ just grateful for GH to fill that void for me… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Suzanne, there are spoilers pertaining to how Robin will exit. Moreover, Kimberly has indicated strongly in interviews that fans will not be happy with Robin and the end result will be that fans will grow to love Sabrina. That is what GH50 is basing her opinion on.

Tom
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Tom

Well said Babs! And to add to that FV saying, they don’t shove anything down the audience throats. What about his pet nurse that got shoved down our throats by making Britt so evil, viewers had no choice but to pick the nurse. They used Robin and Emma to do it. Add the NB which was NOT about Robin but about a coming out party for the pet nurse. I will always want Robin and Patrick. I resent that Patrick NEVER asked about what Robin went through and then made it seem like it was off screen yet we heard… Read more »

Debbie
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Debbie

I APPLAUD YOU TOM. You said exactly what I feel. KMc and JT were thrown under the bus to CONTINUE to prop their Disney princess. TPTB could have written Robin out like you said, getting a grant somewhere and Patrick & Emma could go visit her. If they have Robin going crazy and committed, that is an insult to her character. I can understand her having PTSD after what she went through being held captive for 2 years, but she can get counseling w/o being committed. I am ticked also that we NEVER saw Patrick asking Robin what she went… Read more »

mj
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mj

okay, who here is forgetting Robins post partum depression? Or how about her leaving Patrick and a very tiny Emma to go be a dr without borders? Robin hasn’t been the doting mamma you people have portrayed. Sabrina has come across as very sweet, there are people out there like that in the real world. would you rather see Robin get full blown aids, waste away in a hospital bed for months? Remember that Robin comes from a family that comes in and out of the picture. happy ever after has never been in their lives. Mac raised the girls… Read more »

Tom
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Tom

mj you do know PPD Is a disease and Robin didn’t purposely leave her child . She also paid a price for having PPD and missing time with her child something she had NO control of. if you watched you would also know that Robin Is not like her parents and refuse to do to Emma what her parents did to her. Her parents were spies and Robin is a doctor. Robin did not go to doctors without borders that was Noah. Robin went to Africa because of Aids research. Robin suffers from HIV and it was to help others… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Thank you Tom. What I always appreciated about Robin is that she was always a flawed character. She could be a control freak which drove Patrick to distraction and rendered forth some humorous scenes between the two. Yes, she also had PPD, which is a real disease. When she pulled out of it she was a nurturing and wonderful mother to Emma. And yes, she was sweet and nurturing to Baby Ben not to mention Baby Michael all those years ago. It’s her imperfections which make her an interesting character. Sabrina has no imperfections, no complexity which makes her dull… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

@mj. liked how you stated, that… it was big Mac… who raised those girls…. Robin, Georgia, and Maxie….. I’m heartsick about how this story unfolded… upon KM return…. I knew, going in: that the writing was suspect….. and, alas…. I ended up backburner’ing this story…. and… all i’ve stated… is that the writers give SCRUBS fans a little respect… and DO NOT pair…. Patrick with Sabrina…. leave us that much! just change Patrick’ course…. give him a new direction… without Sabrina! puhlease as for KM exit… I have no clue… I certainly hope.. she’s not going to nut up… that… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

And…. the ratings DID divebomb. I wonder I RC is going to continue to tweet to people saying “goodbye and good riddance” if GH continues to lose viewers by the hundreds of thousands week after week like they have in the last two weeks. Seems viewers have figured out the bait and switch scheme.

Guest
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Guest

Yup GH is not like it used it be………. it is 150,000000% WORSE!!!!!!!! So disappointed…. They bring back all these great Vet returns and do nothing with them… they are often backburned weeks/ months at a time! The cast is just too HUGE stop adding more characters! Finish s/l let the characters go and then maybe add more….. How about bring back The Outback, Luke’s place or Port Charles Grill/ Metro Court Grill….. That is a great way to ultilize a huge ensemble cast. The editing and writing need to be done better!! Been faithful and loyal for 40 years… Read more »

j&rfan
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j&rfan

I’m not happy with the way they wrote Robin’s return and wasted what time they had her back. This whole interview seems like there is an agenda to it to me coming directly after Kim gave one basically telling us about the bus Robin’s about to go under. I get the feeling that Robin’s exit is written with the same lack of respect her return storyline was given. Waiting almost 3 months with her onscreen to see her reunite with her husband only to have him basically show no interest in anything she went through for 2 years because he’s… Read more »

Sharonda
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Sharonda

IA! They wasted Robin’s return. Sabrina is a wasted character. The breakdown writer is writing her very poorly, and I could care less if she’s killed off. In fact, I would tune in just to see her die and go back to PR. Too many cast members and not enough Talent! They should give Liz a damn storyline all about her for a change!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Oops should of proof read.. Patrick s not leaving so why limit his storyline potential?

Tom
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Tom

Same could be said for ruining Robin a Legacy character who never should have “died” in the first place. Robin shouldn’t be ruined so Patrick can move on and certainly NOT for the pet nurse who couldn’t stand on her own from the beginning which is why the nurse got slanted writing.

Julie W.
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Julie W.

Right now I’m wondering why they even bothered bringing Robin back. Just to spike the ratings? The whole story is pointless. And I hate Sabrina now, I used to like her but as usual the character was rammed down our throats. And look how they ruined Elizabeth. She used to be a strong character now she’s a whiny little tattle-tale who can’t keep her knickers on. After watching a show for 50 years it’s hard to give it up, but they don’t make it easy to stick with it. I love Roger Howarth. The more airtime they give him the… Read more »

jimh(leave it to beaver)
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I think Silas’s lookalike brother…Stephan Clay…will be the one revealed who is responsible for Ninas coma! Stephan was in love with Nina and when she rejected him he tried to kill her…he posed as his Dr. brother to write the prescription and get the drug. Stephan injected Nina and made it look like a suicide attempt. Wish Kassie Depaiva played Nina!!!

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

Because Silas and Stephan are lookalikes, this is why Mr. Nakumara mistook Stephan for the Silas…could the vampire also return? lol

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

O.K., i know…if the vampire returns that would suck!!! (but maybe they’ll go to Collinsport and find him there)…lol

Elhu
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Elhu

Very smart thinking jimh, and you are probably spot on correct!!! As for the vampire storyline, I am not a fan of that. I adore Michael Easton and his acting, but please do not re-hash the vampire story.

Harry
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Harry

Judging by the acting, it would seem that they’re heading toward a zombie storyline.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Ohhhh, that would be a good twist. I like your thinking. I actually didn’t hate the whole vampire thing at the time and I wasn’t even a regular viewer of Port Charles. I really like your twist of them going to Collinsport. DS was my first soapy love when I was just a wee tot. Love it.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey JimH…did you “borrow” my theory on Silas/Stephen Clay the forged prescription, etc…and my thought that maybe he slept with Ava (pretending to be Silas)…and…that maybe Kiki is actually the “vampire’s” daughter!? (I posted all this a couple of hours before this post on the Maura West nterview page!) Or…do we just think alike…

Hmmmm…. 😉

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

I know they’ll probably not show Collinsport but if they did it would be nice if a few of its former stars made a cameo…DS is my all time favorite soap and tv series!!!

Kaffen
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Kaffen

I think I’m Going to like the Silas/ Stephen storyline too….I love Port Charles with Livvie/ Caleb……….They would probably go to CollingsPort

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

Kelly Monaco should also play Nina…this would also explain why Stephan was obsessed with Sam…because she also reminded him of Nina but then why wouldnt Ava and Silas or the newbie cop notice the resembalance…hey, not everything makes sense on this show…lol

Christy
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Christy

that is just what I was thinking. and try proving that to that cop since he’s dead.

and who is this young cop? someone’s son they don’t know about?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I think you’re right, I was thinking the same thing when the pharmacist on Fri. show ID Silas as the one who wrote the prescription. ” Silas has a twin guys– put two and two Sam”– I yelled at my TV, but she didn’t hear me LOL.

Tali
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Tali

I was hoping for Melissa Archer as Nina!

johnny
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johnny

what about richard simmons, as nina. lol.

Jenny Brooks
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Jenny Brooks

I love this theory too! And I also wish Kassie could have played Nina, so they could have eventually hooked her back up with Todd….oops, I mean Franco!

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

lol. That would have been great IMO. T&B are my all-time favorite soap couple 🙂

aria
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aria

i like the idea of Kassie playing Nina, that would of tied her to silas, kiki, and eventually franco down the line, to bad she went to dool, what a bad choice, damn timing is everything. to bad she went to days, if this storyline develop faster they prob could of had her joing the show, opportunity missed cause we all know the character of nina will show up. and melissa acher is to young in my opinion to play the part.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

I am tired of everybody thinking that the entire cast of OLTL should end up on GH. Nothing against actors moving around but GH is barely hanging onto its own essence as it is. And there is NO need for more new cast members, NO need to anyone to be playing a brain dead patient.

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

rebecca1, i didnt see your post under Maura west…great minds do think alike…but ill give you credit that you beat me first to posting it…lol…however, my ideas are slightly different…i still think Kiki’s is Francos daughter and i now believe Nathan is Ninas half brother and this is why he is obsessed with the case!

BTripp
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BTripp

I was thinking the same thing that it will be his twin brother that did this.

Nightingale
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Nightingale

I am glad he’s excited about all the upcoming storylines!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I see Julian not being okay that his son, a mob heir, is gay. I think Ava will adore it, she seems like she’d have a GBF. But I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.

As for Kim’s exit, it’s disappointing and kind of upsetting, since she just fully returned. I would’ve rather her stay gone. But it is what it is.

Charday
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Charday

He’s tight-lipped on the upcoming storylines!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Anyone else notice how he completely avoided the question about using Robin to prop Sabrina?

Tom
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Tom

I noticed it Elizabeth.

I was thrilled Robin/Kimberly returned and will always welcome her back. I am thrilled I am not alone since ratings reflected many happy to see Robin return. I just wish FV and RC respected viewers and the Robin character and stop trying to ruin her for the pet nurse. There was no need for a pregnancy since we had just had one with Britt and Patrick. REAL life pregnancy doesn’t mean REEL pregnancy. Robin/Kimberly is the legacy character and they need to remember that.

aria
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aria

why does the character have to leave? why can’t Robin still stay in town but not be seen on air till they can get Kim to come in here n there. We all know Audrey is still in town even though the actresss retired years ago. I would prefer that then whatever they will come up with to justify her not being there anymore.

john
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john

if it’s the same people that picked the reels for oltl, get them out of there.
they never won anything.

Beth
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Beth

There are certain cliches in the soap world, and “wait and see” is an oldie and not a goodie. I “waited” during the Robin and Patrick reunion story and what I “saw”, I didn’t like. I get that he wants fans to tune in, and I can almost understand him because what else is he going to say? “Yes, Robin fans will be disappointed, and Sabrina will come out of this smelling like a rose”? But whether or not I believe the EP of GH remains to be seen. So far he hasn’t given me alot of reasons to trust… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Sabrina was always a “rose.” No matter whether some fans like her with Patrick or not…she’s always been a kind, intelligent, humble character. If Kimberly wants to be gone…I’m all for them expanding upon Sabrina’s character…they need to give her a bit more personality, LOL, I’ll be interested to see where it goes…

On the other hand, as I’ve said on other posts…I like her with Carlos too…if they keep him.

Kimberly’s choice to be gone…fans should move on!

Tom
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Tom

Kimberly choice was to do both if you read her interview. She also came back and they didn’t give her much since she had to prop the nurse. I have no interest in a propped forced pairing like Purina.

If the nurse is so great let her stand on her own and not be given Robin’s family and life like she was.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

You are so right! I liked Sabrina and Patrick but wanted him with Robin when she came back. Now I really like Sabrina better with Carlos. She has a lot more fire. Either way. I like Sabrina. Just because someone is a fan of Robin it doesn’t mean they can’t like Sabrina. I am a fan of them both. Sabrina never did anything wrong. She didn’t kidnap Robin. All this talk about the writers ruining Robin is bull. Kimberly chose to leave. Let Patrick move on with someone else. Tired of him waiting for Robin. We waited for her for… Read more »

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

rebecca1, had to reply here…honestly, and i’d swear on mother’s grave, i didnt see your post under Maura West and your theory too about Silas/Stephan…i dont always go back on previous subjects unless someone replys to me or when i see someones comments on the main page that interest me and i go back to see what they are saying…so yes great minds do think alike, even my sister had the same thoughts about Silas! Had i seen yours before i written mine i wouldve replied to yours there…i still believe Kiki, however, is really Franco’s….!

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

posted more to you but under mine by mistake where i say ill give you credit for beating me first to post our simliar ideas ideas about Silas/Stephan, lol…also, dont you think Nathan’s gotta be Nina’s half brother and this is why he is so determined to solve this case?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh jimh…thanks for replying. yes, I saw your reply to me on the other page as well. thanks! funny how we want credit for our “theories.” it’s always fun/interesting hearing your take…that’s why I keep coming back to this site. Fun to mull around the silly soaps which we all seem to get in to so fervently. Intellectually I think it’s hilarious how invested we are…but sigh…it’s the fantasy, fictional “other reality” of it all. Hmmm…not sure about the Nina/Nathan theory. He would have been about 5 when she went into the coma…and way older than him. Could she have… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Tom…yes, Kimberly said she’d do both. But even Frank said in his interview that her goal/drive is to direct. Acting on GH is a filler for her. It’s a “second home”…something she can fall back on in her downtime. So don’t blame the writers or the Sabrina character…when an actor moves on…so does the story. I don’t think diehard fans of Robin/Patrick would have approved on anyone! The venom spewed at this mild, sweet nurse (hahaha…note to self..she’s not real…she’a a character in a soap…) ahem…but the venom is ridiculous! On another note…if I didn’t want to see Liz back… Read more »

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

I like your idea that Nathan could be the son of Silas and Nina…Micheal went on the show originally as a cop and now his Silas character would have a son who is a cop…does sound like something Ron would write…i do love it when some of us fans come up with identical or similiar ideas for our soaps…now if we could only get tptb to think the same way…sometimes they do gives us what we want but not often enough!!! lol

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

By the way Nathan could have a much older sister…my sister is 13 years older than me…she got married when she was 17 and made me an uncle when i was 5…i also know of people who have siblings way older…look at Hollywood actors who have grown children and remarry and start a new families so it is possble to have a much older sister or brother but i still like your idea that Nathan is the son of Silas and Nina!!!

Sheila
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Sheila

I have to laugh at Frank saying with a straight face (if he was) that Silas wasn’t forced down the fans’ throats.

MC
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MC

Sabrina (dear Lord EVERY DAY FOR MONTHS), Star, Kiki, Todd, Kiki ( on the list twice, just because she’s on all the time) John McBain (didn’t mind him) Vampire guy (hated him), Franco (biggest waste ever), Brad, Britt, Dr. Obrecht, Connie/Kate, now Ava & Morgan. The pacing of this show is horrific. Characters are featured then they disappear for months but never the new ones (think AJ, Elizabeth, Nikolas, Tracy)

Chris
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Chris

I think that Fran Valentini should submit the episodes of Robin’s return to Port Charles during Patrick and Sabrina’s wedding, not the Nurses’ Ball episodes!

Wendelyn Sullivan
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Wendelyn Sullivan

I agree. That would be the best choice.. When Emma saw Robin and ran into her Mommy’s arms, that was the best scene ever…It gave me chills…and then Patrick seeing Robin, and going to her, and realizing it was her, and the kiss. Not a dry eye in the church…. Awesome…

Mark
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Mark

Why did I think kimberly had signed a two year contract I am sure I read that somewhere. Let’s sabrina takes a long long long LONG maternity leave

Lois
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Lois

I couldn’t agree more. Don’t let her come back. She needs acting skills.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I thought the same thing, but I went back and reread Michael’s interview with her in the interview section of this site and she said– She signed a contract but could not comment on how long it will be– so obviously they knew from the beginning her stay would be brief and didn’t want fans to know in case some might not bother tuning in for a reunion that wouldn’t last more than a couple of months.

John
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John

I really think they should submitt the scene at the church with Robin and Emma and the scene with the Anna and Robin reunion.

I’d like to know when we get Genie back !!

swag
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swag

From what I have read, Genie’s mom is ill and she is taking care of her, so she will not be doing any projects until her mother is better.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

That was one of about six different rumors as to why Genie is out of the picture. No one has a clue as to why she was written out in such a blatent re-write….

k/kay
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k/kay

Bottom line: If he wanted to write for Genie Francis RC would & FV would support it give it up they have their own agenda just like JFP did they have a problem with Genie Francis as does ABC. Remember when she told about her drug abuse years ago networks do not like that. Honesty is something they highly disapprove of. That ship sailed with Scotty and Luke let it be the hottest romance she had in years was in the nineties with Stefan/Stephen Nichols they put the smolder back into TV! Go Genie!!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Totally agree with that.

Jessica
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Jessica

Although Robin was back for a certain period of time it still didn’t mean he had to make Sabrina look like an angel and down Robin. That is total crap and he knows it. These guys are supposedly great writers and all they could come up with is to try and make us hate Robin (a fan favorite for all of these years!!). He certainly danced around that question.

Jen
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Jen

I hope KM never returns. She was one of my favs but the way she left and then decided to return and go again….we don’t need another AG. Patrick and Emma deserve better and I think Sabrina is it. I hope Robyn takes Morgan and Spencer with her.

Tom
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Tom

Sorry Jen but you don’t sound anything like a Robin fan. ROBIN/KIMBERLY was always coming back. Her coming and going was due to her importance as a legacy unlike the propped nurse. Kimberly isn’t anything like AG but if they work with TG and others they can work with Kimberly and MANY would have loved to see Robin back when ever she can and with GOOD writers it would work. GH was smart they would work to use Robin when she is available. Patrick and Emma have better Robin, even on her worst day Robin is better. I hope the… Read more »

MC
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MC

Submitting the Nurse’s Ball for Emmy consideration is a bad move. They were terrible episodes as far as writing goes. They were great for nostalgia’s sake, but the caliber compared to past years NBs was lacking. If they are desperate to use something special, I would go with the 50th Anniversary show instead.

angie
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angie

But that wouldn’t showcase the pet. LOL

aria
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aria

totally agree, he’s crazy if he thinks his nurses ball episode hold up to the old ones. I found his nurses ball epiisodes dreadful and cheesy.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I am so sick of all the Sabrina hate. Sad state of the world that so many people hate someone that is a good person. Seems that the evil characters get more love. Listen I was and still am a Robin fan but I also like Sabrina.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I totally agree with you! People act like if you are a Robin fan you must hate Sabrina. That is not true. I like them both. Sabrina is a good person and never did anything wrong. It’s not Teresa’s fault Kimberly has to leave again to follow her dream.

Georgette
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Georgette

Suzanne, I would like to point out to you that Sabrina is not a real person, LOL (“so many people hate someone that is a good person”). I am not a Scrubs fan. I tried to like Sabrina, I really did. She was indeed shoved down the throat of the collective audience and propped by just about every character imaginable. She seriously Skyped with Noah Drake and Patrick didn’t know? Almost every characer has talked about how great Sabrina is and telling us why we should like her, instead of showing us why we should like her. I have a… Read more »

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Seriously? I am well aware that Sabrina is a character. When I referred to someone and didn’t realize had to spell it out that it was Sabrina since she was the subject of my post I’m sorry you feel like she was shoved down your throat but I quite enjoyed her and found her refreshing! I was Robin and Patrick fan but I did not let that cloud my judgment of Sabrina.

Sharonda
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Sharonda

I would have preferred if she was introduced as being homeless or having suffered physical abuse from Carlos and ran away to PC or maybe she was homeless. I still want her to have an eating disorder, or cutting. Anything that would make here relevant. Because if she’s on here-I would rather have Patrick leave town to try and get his brother out of jail.

Harry
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Harry

Goergette, you’re spot on here.

Georgette
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Georgette

“What Ron does, and something I think we do really well on GH, is that we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat.” Frank Valentini

Oh. Frank, you are just too funny for words. 🙁 Is he serious?

GH50
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GH50

They certainly don’t shove things down our throats. Especially not Franco. It’s not like they had Lucy talking about what a great guy he is…oh wait.

Tali
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Tali

I thought this was funny also. Silas also told Sam “she looked pretty” – that was what John McBain always told Natalie Buchanan – didn’t like the coincidence, Silas isn’t suppose to be like John McBain in any way and Sam McCall is no Natalie!!!

aria
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aria

she doesn’t have to be no natalie, their both beautiful in their own right, don’t turn this into a whose prettier thing because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and neiher of these girl is ugly!

Tali
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Tali

Has nothing to do with beauty………don’t like the coincidence of Silas and John McBain. McBain and Natalie are too be totally different than Silas & Sam, yet RC can’t seem to differentiate the two couples – that was my point!

SZima
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SZima

Hahahaha…ROTFLMAO 😉

Kaffen
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Kaffen

Amen…….thank you Aria…..

tenblade
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tenblade

I am glad that he likes Kimberly so much and wants to help her achieve her dream of being a director. It shows that he has respect for her as a person and a professional. It would be helpful he had the same amount of respect for the character of Robin that Kimberly has created for 30 years. That character has been the heart and soul of GH for so long and should also be respected. She deserved a better storyline with her return to Patrick and deserves a great exit with love and compassion.

Nance
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Nance

FV claims he tried/is trying to help KMc with her directing career, yet she requested to direct an episode of GH and he said “No” in no uncertain terms. With help like that who needs enemies?

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

Good interview. Great questions, but Mr. Valentini sure knows how to sugarcoat the whole Robin’s Return v. Sparkle Pony Propping. I guess I can always FF through Sabrina. (And this is coming from someone who is Robin/Scrubs neutral, not a superfan.) KMc is far and away the better actress and JT has so much more chemistry with her, and just about anyone BUT Sabrina IMO.) I didn’t hate Sabrina when she first came on, but grew to detest the character due to the propping and screen-time overkill. Get a clue Cartini. Balance is everything.

Harry
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Harry

Oh nicely said, MBmom–you nailed it here.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I find it funny that now two mobsters on the show (julian jerome and Kim Wu?) have long-lost gay sons. Where on earth can GH go from here, I ask you? This show is turning into a parody of itself.

Johnny
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Johnny

Talk about character propping!!! Using Lucas to talk about Brad and declare how hot he is, etc. Um, yeah ok. However, I do appreciate the fact that the show does an accurate portrayal of gays ..Brad the sexual predator, Felix the effeminate busy body, Lucas the sexually promiscuous confident guy. These are well written and well drawn characters.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

not a fan of the gay stories, but at least GH isn’t shoving it down our throats like DAYS did, with their incessant PREACHING. Hopefully RC learned his lesson from OLTL, when he just went overboard with the gay stuff – and ratings dropped!

angie
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angie

Yeah….. way to not admit Robin and Patricks reunion was not all about Sabrina box of pain. And he wants me to stay tuned to what? Watch him screw Robin so Sabrina looks like a saint? No thank you. This 25 year vier days adiós Frrrrrrrrrrrank.

angie
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angie

Ugh. Viewer says adios.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Oh that makes so much sense. Stop watching because Kimberly CHOSE to leave. If everyone stopped watching every time their favorite left, there wouldn’t be a show for her to keep coming back to. You really think she wants the show that she loves and that she grew up canceled or her fans to stop watching?? There are plenty of other characters and couples.

GH50
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GH50

Cynthia you miss the point. It’s not about a character leaving, it is about the writing and the treatment of the character.

Nance
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Nance

I’m not jumping ship because KMc is leaving. I’m out because of all the bait & switch done just to up the ratings. Very few of the vets they brought back even have a storyline. Robin returns, so do we hear her relate everything she suffered in those 2 yrs? That’s a big fat “NO”! Does anyone (besides we the viewers) even know she had electro shock therapy while held hostage? Another big, fat ‘NO”! In fact, on Twitter, Carlivati had the nerve to say “Robin didnt have it that bad. Three hots and a cot (I’m paraphrasing)”. She never… Read more »

Lois
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Lois

I just want Robin/Kimberly McCullough to return. It won’t be the same without her. Please beg her to stay.

GB
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GB

yes, please, force her to give up her dream of becoming a director to satisfy the selfish needs of some fans, because that’s much more important than what Kimberly McCullough might want for herself. Who does she think she is? Her own person? We own her! Oh… wait..

MissyLady
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MissyLady

Why? KMc wants to become a director.

lois
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lois

I know she wants to be a director. I thought she signed a contract. They could have played this out all different than they did. It was all about Sabrina. You could give Robin and Patricka happy ending. It isn’t looking that way. Very disappointed. You bring vets back and than they leave. I know it helps the ratings. I think the writers and directors could be doing a better job.

Donna
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Donna

I am so glad Patrick and Robin will be over!!! That story is so over!! Patrick can finally get away from that control freak called his wife!!! Sabrina is the one for Patrick!! Sabrina is the whole packagefor Patrick, beautiful, smart,caring and much more. So excited for Sabrina to give Patrick a healthy happy baby boy!!!!

Tom
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Tom

Patrick needs a woman Robin not a childish immature nurse.

Rae
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Rae

Personally, I don’t think Patrick and Sabrina have any chemistry. Sabrina is a nice person, but she is not the one for Patrick. That would be Robin. Sadly, so much of Kimberly’s return was spent with Robin being in captivity. It would have been nice if Patrick and Robin could have had more time together. Patrick’s “love” for Sabrina is nothing compared to his love for Robin.

Jen
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Jen

Couldn’t agree more Donna!

SuZ
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SuZ

“we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat. ” Bwahahahahahaha — absolutely priceless. That has to be the best printed lie to date. Hey, I’ve got a bridge for sale cheap for anyone who believes that whopper.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

No kidding! LOL. I almost spit my water out when I read that line.

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ROFLMBO!

Shawna
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Shawna

Kimberly has deserved nominations she never got for years now. I hope she is finally recognized again. As far as Frank basically excusing how Robin leaves by saying it’s Kimberly’s choice to leave, ours is that she stays is laughable. I don’t blame Kimberly for pursuing her dreams, I do however blame the writing if they try to ruin a character who I have watched grow up on the show, lose her parents, be told she is HIV+ & have her 1st love die of AIDS then face an uncertain future. In facing the future, she found the courage and… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

I will watch as long as I’m entertained. With Robert and Robin both leaving, I’m running out of reasons to watch. But it wouldn’t hurt me to take a break from the show, I’ve done it many times, the most recent was the entire summer of 2013. Something (or some ONE) always brings me back eventually ..

Cynthia
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Cynthia

The only time I have ever taken a break was because I couldn’t watch. I have never chosen not to watch. I am grateful the show is still on. All my others are gone. You just assume the show will always be there when you get around to tuning back in. They need viewers every day. IMO

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

Hey Cynthia, I agree, and I am a fan of the soap genre .. but that doesn’t mean I won’t leave a particular soap if the storylines are no good. I’ve been watching GH for almost 30 years now and I loved the romance and adventure of the ’80s. The police and the WSB were my heroes. But I hated it when the mob took center stage and turned my heroes into idiots. I only watched sporadically once that happened. Now there’s more balance on the show, and the police are competent again. I like the good guys. I like… Read more »

Cookie
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Cookie

Michell Stafford as Nina Clay???? Amazing potential with Nina/Ava confrontation. I love love love Lucas!!!! Best addition ever!! Loved Lucas and Brad flashback. It was very very real. The connection was amazing…im thinking Victor Cassadine could be Brad adoptive dad….

MissyLady
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MissyLady

Frank? Are you serious about not slamming characters down viewers throats? What about Connie/Kate, Sabrina, Sonny, Franco/Todd, and Starr/Kiki?

metalhead684
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metalhead684

You forgot Heather and Ava

Cynthia
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Cynthia

You act like every character they show was slammed down someone’s throat. I don’t even know what that means. Patrick was a big part. Was he slammed down your throat? What about revolving around Robin for 2 years? Is that not slammed down someone’s throat? Is it just because they aren’t your favorite characters? You only want to see 5 actors on GH? No one new can join? Everyone was new at some point.

GH50
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GH50

A character is slammed down people’s throats when they come on the show and the audience is immediately told how fantastic they are and their storylines and screen time dominate. Franco came on and he had a DVD and tumor to explain that he was really a great guy and he was on everyday. Then they get Carly, a person he victimized along with her son and best friend, and cousin, to suddenly, within days of trying to kill him, talk him out of killing himself and then eventually crawl into his bed, twittering around like a doe eyed schoolgirl.… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Cynthia, Robin was introduced to us when she was seven years old. we watched her grow up, saw her fall in love with Stone, and then later suffer the loss of her first love due to AIDS. We watched her face her own HIV status and mourn the loss of her believed to be dead parents and so forth. Sabrina is suddenly on the canvas, instantly in love with Patrick and those two are hopping down the bunny trail to nuptial bliss. With Sabrina, there was no introduction and her coupling with Patrick had no build up, no conflict, no… Read more »

anita
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anita

i love Robin always have ,but i like Sabrina as well . And as for Silas’s wife i think it would be great to be his brother who signed the papers to make it look like Silas did it but nasty brother did it for Ava , because Ava wanted Silas not just for her boy toy but to be the mob dr … i also want to know when Lulu is getting her baby back ,,,,,,, and as for Lucas and his mob daddy Julian he was never around and should be glad Bobbie and Tony took very good… Read more »

Dee Dee
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Dee Dee

I can’t wait for Kim to leave not a fan of hers nor scrubs.I hope Ron and Frank hurry up and put Patrick and Sabrina back together. I am excited to see how Silas situation turns out. I am hoping Lucas gives Julian a chance and I hope Julian can acccept Lucas for who he is. Looking forward to see whats coming on GH.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Glad someone is looking forward to things to come instead of griping!

su0000
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su0000

geezus Seems some do not have a working brain.. Kimberly McCullough (Robin) was a very short stay, there never was going to a happy ever after for the couple, an dunce could figure that out.. Robin should have been kept dead, she not going to be on GH, Kim left and wanted to be killed off, she had no plans of returning.. If not the Sabrina JT/Patrick would have gotten a pink slip, what in hell would they do with him? show him in the halls of the hospital.. OIf not for RC writing Patrick and Sabrina he would most… Read more »

Emma
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Emma

Actually Robin’s return is what brought up ratings, and for that Frank and Ron are going to trash her character for the insipid twit Sabrina that they created. Robin fans have a right to be pissed.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Her character isn’t trashed. That is what I don’t understand. We haven’t even seen her exit yet.

mark
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mark

Condescending much? Some of us have a perfectly fine brain. And we see the Bs a mile awhile. You ask what were they going to with Patrick? What could they possible do with him with Robin gone. A hell of a lot more than they have done with the Sabrina character. (who really can’t exist on her own with the characters of Robin(propping her among the rest of the cast) Patrick and Emma she would have NO Story. Meanwhile the Patrick character could have hooked up with Liz, Lulu,Maxie (oh that would have been juicy) Sam, Britt (which actually made… Read more »

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I guess you just wanted to watch Patrick cry for 2 whole years. I’m so glad we got to see Patrick have a life while he was mourning Robin.

Shay
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Shay

Excuse me, Patrick would have gotten a pink slip without “Sabzilla?” Ohhhh pleeeze! We are speaking of an established role portrayed by an actor with a substantial body of work behind him….a major player on the show. As such, it is the place of the writers to build stories around him, not sacrifice his reputation and gravitas with his long-term fans in order to provide a “Prince Charming” to some worthless little newbie waif that wandered into GH off the mean streets of Port Charles!!!! Talk about blowing out of proportion the importance of such an unnecessary and over-emoting waste… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Because some people disagree with you Miss SU, they don’t have a “working brain”? This poster is constantly insulting people who do not agree with her and yet her posts are allowed to stay.

natalie
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natalie

It is an interesting choice of words he used by saying they don’t force characters down our throats yet that is exactly what they have done with the Sabrina and it has been at the sacrifice of Kimberly. There are 100 different ways this story could have been told yet everything and I mean everything revolves the character of Sabrina. The constant propping of her by every single character on the canvas was overkill & the exact reason why fans of Patrick and Robin will NEVER accept are as anything other than the babysitter. Even a family Christmas morning moment… Read more »

Daisy Day
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Daisy Day

I was never a fan of Robin…glad she’s leaving. I like Sabrina with Patrick and Emma. Yes, Silas, Kiki and new Franco were shoved down our throats (gagging as I type this) – worst actors on the show. As someone pointed out on another board, their idea of acting is one-note, like they’ve had too much Botox. Their scenes I almost always FF through them! Also FF through Lucy, Scott, Bobby, Lucas, Felicia, Mac. Poor Felix, when his relationship was just beginning, they throw in a one-night stand – seriously? Was Lucas always gay or was this “let’s throw in… Read more »

Diane
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Diane

I understand that Kimberly was only on for a short time, I will be sorry to see her go. I have never liked the three OLTL characters. GH has enough actors that we go weeks without seeing, we didn’t to see three new story lines develop. Thanks God for DVR’s, I FF anytime those three are on!

su0000
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su0000

duh.. the 3 three are not OLTL characters, get over it,
they are actors in new rolls, they are not OLTL, again, get over it, the ”actors” need to move on into other characters and so should their OLTL fans….
RH and ME brought a hell of a lot of seasoned talent with them to GH..
Fact; OLTL is dead and gone the ”actors” have to move on, they are extremely talented and not OLTL character..

Brandy
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Brandy

Why does Frank think its ok to lie to fans? We aren’t stupid. Actions speak louder than words and yet Frank and ReRon wonder why fans are so up-in-arms… Many, many, many, MANY characters and things have been and continue to be showed down our throats. We shall see if the upcoming month is as great as he claims…. So what if it is Kimberly’s choice to leave, that doesn’t mean its ok to trash her character to prop a character that many fans do not like and are back-lashing vigorously over, hogs airtime, cannot cry yet she cries or… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

And yet you still watch..
Why would you still watch when you are not forced to watch..
You must like GH or there is something very wrong with watching a soap you hate ..
LOL at the irony….

It’s just not logical to suffer through it.. where has logic gone…. sigh..

Monica
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Monica

Well said, su0000

MissyLady
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MissyLady

I’m always amazed to see comments from non Liz fans around the various GH sites that think it stinks the veteran character and actress has been reduced to pimping and propping Sarina! GH fans, soap magazines and soap bloggers all rallied to support Rebecca Herbst in 2011 and TPTB still can’t seem to buy a clue to write this woman a story and give her a new male pairing, but Sabrina comes on (yes, I know newbies are cheaper than vets) and is immediately shoved down our throats for two years and is still getting story while Liz is off… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

How can someone say Michael Easton can’t act anymore! That’s ridiculous. He’s brilliant!

Johnny
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Johnny

Okay Michael!

Rodd
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Rodd

Agreed!

Jared
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Jared

Frank and Ron have done a miracle, saving this show. VERY talented show runners. Congratulations on a job well done.

Rodd
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Rodd

Absolutely agreed!

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I am so sick of people who want to quit watching of their favorite actor leaves or their favorite couple don”t get together. Favorites leave all the time. New ones come in. If an actor chooses to leave and has an open invitation to come back, why quit watching? So the show is canceled and she has nothing to come back to? She the show she loves and grew up on gets canceled because she left? Grow up!! You don’t have to love everything about the show to enjoy it. I am grateful to be able to watch GH everyday… Read more »

aria
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aria

well put, i’m frustrated that they won’t give Rebecca Herbst a storyline but i’m in no way giving up the show, this people who say that are so predictable.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I hope Rebecca gets a story, too. She may with Ric coming back. Either way she has a job and she is on screen and I am grateful for that. Robert is one is my favorite characters, but if I quit watching every time he left, I wouldn’t get to see much.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Agree Cynthia! All well said.

GH50
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GH50

Again. For most people who are mad and on the verge of not watching, it is not because the actor is leaving, it is because of the writing. Fans of KMC would like her to stay of course, but the reason they are mad is because of how terribly her return was written and because now it looks like her character will be trashed on the way out. Why is that necessary? it’s a slap in the face to fans, to the history of the show, to the character, and to the actress. Good writing and respect is what people… Read more »

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Kimberly doesn’t seem to have a problem with the way the story was told. They being extremely supportive and doing everything to help her pursue her dream of directing and leaving the door open for her. Just because things didn’t go exactly like you wanted, it does not mean it was bad. I liked the way the story was done and I am a Robin and Patrick fan as well. No they are not the only reason I watch GH. There are MANY characters and couples that I enjoy and they are not my absolute favorite. It’s a soap. There… Read more »

Becky
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Becky

I think they are going to lose alot of long time fans between this Robin/Patrick/Sabrina crap and the stupid storyline with Dr O being Chief of Staff. Yes we all know they knew from the start Kimberly was short term but they had time to write a satisfying ending, from what it sounds like they are going to ruin Robin’s character by making her leave Emma behind. That is what is bothering everyone not necessarily that she is leaving but Robin is leaving her daughter again but this time voluntarily because that is what Kimberly is hinting that people will… Read more »

Cynthia
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Cynthia

She didn’t write the ending, but it was her choice to leave. You don’t even know what the ending is yet. This isn’t the Robin Scorpio show. I love Robin. Kimberly is following her dream. GH is supporting her doing it.

Jo
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Jo

Anna had to leave Robin for most of her life and now she’s back and still loved. At least they’re not killing her off.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Good point about Anna.

gemma
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gemma

So you prefer that my sweet little Brooklyn loses her job. Please just let KMc leave in peace. No matter how she leaves, some people are just not going to be happy!!!

Ohwellthen
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Ohwellthen

It was Kim’s choice to come back for a short time. It was their choice to write the reunion the way they did, and make so much of the focus be on sabrina. I am very tired of so many high quality actors reduced to propping her. She is, as a character, hard for me to like as she is so so weak needing every person around her to stick up for her. I have never disliked a character as much as I do her. Yes, I’m one (ex?) fan, and I don’t expect to be happy with everything on… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Sabrina and Patrick were a couple all the way to marriage, well before Robin returned.. Robin was the intruder.. Patrick and Sabrina were a couple and Robin coming back for a quick stay with all knowing she would be leave shortly they had to write her out, her leaving will not make Robin and Patrick a couple, it can not be done.. Patrick and Robin being end game was never ever in the writing because with Kim leaving there can be no Robin and Patrick,, sigh.. Therefore Sabrina and Patrick were always destined to be a couple/together.. And her being… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

agree su0000

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Sabrina and Patrick would not have been anywhere near the alter if it hadn’t been for KMC’s return. In my mind that was the ridiculous part of the story.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

I’m so tired of people whining about Sabrina being propped. She was Patrick’s new love and he fell in love with her. He thought Robin was dead for almost 2 years. It was logical for him to fall in love again. I’m glad he wasn’t just using Sabrina and actually loved her. Teresa was a new actor and the show and deserved support and still does. Everyone was new at some point.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

agree again with Cynthia…and I really have no idea what people are talking about when they say Sabrina was being propped up. Also…her “heartache over them reuniting was a slap in the face?” WHAT are you talking about. She was Patrick’s fiance…minutes from becoming his wife…step-mom to Emma whom she loved. She SHOULDN’T have been heartbroken? Was it her fault that her fiance’s wife was presumed dead…should she not feel devastated that at the last minute her entire world crashed? Would someone in REAL LIFE not be just as devastated?

Suzanne
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Suzanne

I too am tired of it Cynthia. I am also tired of all the Sabrina hate 🙁

Jeff
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Jeff

Unbelievable nastiness on this post!! Are you people all fans of GH?? You could’ve fooled me.

Harry
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Harry

Jeff, maybe it’s because THEY are fans that they complain. When you love something you want it to be the best it can be.

su0000
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su0000

I think some are simply burnt out life time soapers who believe the soap is their personal property, that it belongs solely to them, and it should be how they want it to be and if it isn’t they will trash everything and everybody that is not doing what they want them to do in their own private make believe GH
//and yet they watch it everyday.. (senseless ..

gemma
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gemma

Totally agree su0000

David
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David

I know, Jeff. Sometimes I wonder if we are all watching the same show. Hey, I may not like Roger Howarth as Franco or watching Laura Wright scream her role of Carly or any number of things, but the show is fun to watch and I can overlook the stuff I don’t like because the stories are fun and the pacing is great. I just don’t get this slavish devotion to Kimberly McCullough. She was a cute child actor but she is lacking as an adult actress. I actually DID prefer Patrick with Sabrina and never felt she was shoved… Read more »

SuZ
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SuZ

You do realize that GH is much more than just what FV has produced in his ~ 2 yrs on the job? The show does have a history beyond just that two year period, specifically the 48+ years from April 1, 1963 to Jan 2012. People can be long time fans of GH and absolutely express their dislike FV and all that he and RC have done to GH. They can express that dislike here.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Frank draws on the history every day and does a much better job of it than the previous, most recent PTB that acted like they forgot everything that happened before. Frank and Ron have brought the show back. It was about 5 minutes from being canceled and I am very grateful. I don’t have to agree with every little thing. I will enjoy GH as long as I can and as long as it on it. I’m glad so many people are enjoying and appreciating it instead of griping continually. True fans of GH stick around, even if everything isn’t… Read more »

Rodd
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Rodd

You said it, Jeff. I think I’ll stop reading posts on this site since the “fans” are getting more and more nasty about almost any topic. It’s a shame we can’t express different opinions without the vitriol.

lll
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lll

I know. There is always going to be something you don’t like. You don’t leave because of it. You stick with it and hope it gets better. And it usually does.

su0000
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su0000

We all know it is very rare that someone will stop watching because of a character or whatever their gripe is, they are all mouthing off and still continue to watch mainly to complain about what does not go how they want it to be .. LOL

People who complain, piss whine and moan over most everything are very unpleasant people to be around.. 🙂

Mother always said; stop your whining and grow up..
If you do not like it leave it go, whiners are unpleasant people. LOL 🙂

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Unfortunately for many of us one cannot be both a fan of GH and a fan of RC/FV. They are too diametrically opposed. That’s the problem. And by the way, if all the long-time fans who hate the current writing stopped watching it would be fairly traumatic for the ratings I think…. I would be all for that, but for those of you recommending it at this point…. be careful what you wish for!

Cynthia
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Cynthia

That makes no sense. Frank and Ron brought it back from the brink of cancellation and the ratings are up? You would prefer it canceled, it seems!

Shari
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Shari

I didn’t love the way the Scrubs reunion was handled but I am not going to allow that to stop me from watching GH. Ron and Frank decided that Patrick has become the kind of person who couldn’t just walk away from Sabrina after the close relationship that they formed. I appreciate that but, especially with Kim’s limited time, I wanted to see them get together faster. My next problem is to read that Robin will be leaving in a negative way. I don’t believe for a second that she would leave Emma again. Also, I was hoping for Genie… Read more »

KM
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KM

I’m getting a whiff of damage control here. I get that KMc was only willing to return for a set amount of time and that’s her prerogative. However the fact that she felt the need to warn her fans that they wouldn’t be happy with the way her stint ends speaks volumes. Why destroy what was a very poignant, tragic end to a story for nothing? I also take issue with Frank Valentini’s claim that they don’t shove characters down viewers’ throats. Sabrina might not come out smelling lika a rose at the end of this story but from day… Read more »

PAX587
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PAX587

3 things I am SICK TO F’N DEATH of hearing in regards to KMc and her character of Robin: 1) LEGACY CHARACTER – No such thing in this day and age of new era soap operas! Move with the times, accept ENSEMBLE CASTS and never place singular importance ON ONE CHARACTER! If I was to call Legacy Character for GH it would go to someone who DESERVES IT like Leslie Charleston, Tony Geary, Jane Elliot. Not someone who refuses to acknowledge herself as an actor! 2) PROPPING SABRINA – Sabrina doesn’t NEED propping however it seemed that this go around… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

!!!! Excellent .. I applaud you!!

((KMC was cute as a young actor, but she is not a great actress, not at all, and her finding her niche in directing is the right move for her.. wish her the best..

Cynthia
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Cynthia

Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wendelyn Sullivan
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Wendelyn Sullivan

I have always loved Robin, since she came onto Gh when she was 6 yrs. old. I do love Scrubs and have tried to like the pairing of Patrick and Sabrina. For me, I never felt the love between them, Sabrina seemed so childish, like she had a school girl crush on Patrick, and all he saw Sabrina as was Emma’s babysitter. It had nothing to do with Robin, it was I didn’t see the chemistry between Patrick and Sabrina. Whenever she was with Patrick, she always agreed with whatever he said, she had no voice. Patrick was in charge.… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

“We don’t shove anything down the audiences’ throat…” And denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!!!!!

Shay
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Shay

Moreover, even if Valentini truly believes this to be the case, and let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, how can he possibly deny that such is the widespread perception that this is exactly what has transpired???? Perception IS reality, and therefore, for a preponderance of viewers, this is the reality, and he should have the courtesy to address (and not simply brush aside…) their concerns, try to correct the actions that are leading to said perception and not dismiss the question altogether. The fact that so many people have reached this same conclusion means that there is some… Read more »

gemma
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gemma

Guess what? I love Sabrina, really look forward to seeing all of her scenes! So what, she is a newcomer, gotta start somewhere. I LOVE HER!!!!!!! By the way, there is a lot of love for her character, and I am obviously not the only one! Good luck KMc on you new endeavors.

Jo
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Jo

Not much was revealed but…I’ll be tuning in for sure. The submission for Best Drama, I don’t feel should be from the nurses ball at all. There have been way better Nurses Balls. I think When Emma first saw Robin, in the church, was fabulous; or an episode where our mouths hung open, like Connie being shot or even Heather’s hand coming out of the grave. If you want to win, that is. Keep thinking.

metalhead684
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metalhead684

Seriously the Kim hate is ridiculous. The hatred for her is no different than the hatred The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) got for leaving his profession and doing something else. It’s okay to branch out and do other things.

The problem is the writing. Robin’s return was used to prop Sabrina. If Ron spent more time developing Teca’s character maybe we wouldn’t hate her so much. Sabrina has NO TIES to ANYONE in Port Charles.

Ron did a good job at destroying every COUPLE that Guza built.

gemma
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gemma

If I see the word “prop” one more time…

gail
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gail

i like to see dante/lulu have their baby back

janet
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janet

he kept Kim Robin alive. He could have killed her off originally he used her return to keep his job. he made sure it took forever to actually see the reunion. he then helped Re-Ron ruin that also. Patrick didn’t know if he wanted his wife back. ? He gave us the reunion with Sobby in the background sounding like she was dyeing. Someone needs to teach the actress to cry on screen. We get Robin two years trying to escape , first we see her getting things on her head and electrodes ,then we see her drugged and tied… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

The characters are not real, their situations are not real.. some people take a soap fantasy make believe story as real to them, that is not good to get involved in frictional peoples lives… soaps are for fantasy entertainment about all kinds of drama which none are real people, just actors who play a part in a story for us to enjoy, laugh, cry, be shocked, be thrilled, and when it over for the day we leave it behind and look forward to the next day “) .. When one takes soaps overly seriously they should perhaps take a step… Read more »

carolinagirl
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carolinagirl

I don’t really think it’s necessary to be condescending with people who are expressing their individual viewpoint on the show or a storyline. People know it’s “not real”, and it seems a little ironic to see someone try to school them on how this is a fictional show and not to take it so seriously when they’ve posted 7 times in this one thread. Who’s taking things a little too seriously again?

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B&B’s Heather Tom Throws Lead Actress Nominee Luncheon

This year, saw the return of the annual ladies lunch were as is tradition, last year’s winner of the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, throws a luncheon for this year’s nominees.

The reigning women’s champ, now six-time Daytime Emmy winner, Heather Tom (Katie) got this year’s nominees in the category together for a celebration which included: General Hospital’s Genie Francis (Laura), Finola Hughes (Anna), and Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis), along with B&B’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) and Y&R’s Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea).

On Friday, both Francis and Grahn shared pics from the event on their social media accounts.  You can check them out below.

Then, take our poll below: Which actress do you hope takes home the gold next Friday night on the 48th annual Daytime Emmy Awards on CBS? Let us know via the comment section, as well.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Peter’s On Ice, But Is He “Dead” Dead?

Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital provided more to the back-story of what Finn (Michael Easton) and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) did with Peter’s (Wes Ramsey) body after Finn tussled with the guy and Peter fell down the stairwell and hitting his head on the wall, to his supposed death.

In story, Liz became worried when thinking back to how she suggested to Finn – and that they carried out –  putting Peter’s body in a freezer in the sub-basement of the hospital.

As she recalls their plot (to keep Peter’s body from being discovered until they have time to move him permanently), Anna  (Finola Hughes) is on the move of the hospital and uncovers a hidden service elevator that might just take her to the sub-basement, where she could discover Peter’s lifeless body.

But hold the phone! While we know it was revealed that Wes Ramsey departed GH, could it be that Anna could discover the freezer with no sign of Peter in it? Do you really think his reign of terror is over given that he is Cesar Faison’s bio-son?

Share your thoughts: Do you think Peter is really dead, or will the character come back to haunt everyone and try to get revenge on all who tried to stand in his way of Maxie and his child? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Sofia Mattsson Reveals Pregnancy

Well, the cat is out of the bag, sort of speak.  GH’s Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) took to her Instagram to finally reveal that she is pregnant in real-life!

That comes on the heels of General Hospital fans watching the story unfold on-screen where Sasha learned she was pregnant with Brando’s  (Johnny Wactor) child.

Mattsson shared a photo of herself with her baby bump expressing: “BIG things happening!! 🙈 So happy and excited to finally share this (almost ready to pop) bump with everyone!! 🥰❤️.Kept it a secret for a while to not spoil anything for GH viewers, but now that miss Sasha Gilmore’s pregnancy is in full force I can finally share that I’m so grateful to be sharing this pregnancy journey with her! ❤️”

Sofia is married to actor Thomas Payton.  This is the couple’s first child.

So, share your congrats to Sofia and Thomas for their baby on the way via the comment section below.

 

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