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GH Preview – Week of March 25, 2019

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All roads lead to Shiloh (Coby Ryan McLaughlin), and you can put Willow (Kaetlyn MacMullen) in the mix now that it has been revealed she used to be in Dawn of Day and as she confesses to Chase (Josh Swickard), that she had Shiloh’s baby.

That would mean that Willow believes the baby Brad (Parry Shen) and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are raising is hers with Shiloh! Willow finally admits the truth to Chase, but says that she must leave town as to not jeopardize the safety of her baby.  Chase tells her he will keep her safe and to stay in town.  Will she give their romance a fighting chance?

Meanwhile, all of Port Charles is reeling from the news that Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) knew that his serial killer twin brother, Ryan was alive and that he was treating him before his escape from Ferncliff and trading places with him.  Will Laura (Genie Francis) ever take Kevin back?  Will Ava (Maura West) continue to hope that she can end Ryan’s life herself, if he survived the fall from the bridge in Niagara Falls?

And ,something is not right with Dante’s (Dominic Zamprogna) homecoming.  We saw that he has scars and marks all over his back, which leads one to believe he was tortured while in captivity and on his mission.  Will anyone see that Dante needs help desperately?

Check out these teasers for this week’s GH’s and the latest promo for the soap below.  Then, let us know what storypoint you are looking forward to seeing the most via the comment section below.

MONDAY MARCH 25

Shiloh pushes his limits.

TUESDAY MARCH 26

Dante is startled.

WEDNESDAY MARCH 27

Sonny is discouraged.

THURSDAY MARCH 28

Anna admits the worst is possible.

 FRIDAY MARCH 29

Julian compels Ava to seek help.

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I gotta say;
The Dawn of Day is a Fail..
It is boring and totally not interesting..
There is no deep sense to it, it’s weak very weak..

Here’s hoping April will actually have some drama.
And perhaps some gripping suspense.. bwahaa what am I thinkin yah sure! haaa!

Celia
Celia

Yes, SusieQ….Dawn of Day is missing the mark for me. However, I am beginning to like Willow….she isn’t so wishy-washy, afterall.
I think someone other than Coby Ryan should have been cast.
He has neither a magnetic personality, nor does he have the looks to match. He is ineffective, in my opinion.
Shiloh is shallow—-he needs a shower and a shave—I like short beards on a guy, but “Shilow’s” looks like an unkempt lawn with bald/dry spots.
Never have I wanted Jason to punch someone out as I do Shiloh.
Then, there’s Dante. “I must complete the mission.”…

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

SuOOO,
Actually Michelle Stafford leaving to go back to Y&R was drama and a shock to me. The suspense will be, whether they will re-cast, and who will it be.

Denise A Daniel
Denise A Daniel

Only thing I look forward to on this show are Franco/Elizabeth, Finn/Anna, Ava, Laura, Kevin/Ryan. The rest is garbage.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

You hang in there Denise. It’s got to get better, as things progress , things will get worse at Drones Of Despair, until they bring down Shiloh. I just hope Jason doesn’t cut his own throat, by taking him down.The SL with Willow and Nina, should really be good, and the ones with the SL’s with the ones you mentioned, except for Anna who is getting on my very last nerve!

Celia
Celia

So, do you agree with me that Willow is really Nina’s daughter, Violet?
What would truly give this story life would be if Sasha and Willow ere twins—-Nina’s babies!!
I can’t wait for Dawn of Day never sees another dawn.
When will Michael embrace the Big Reveal? That Wiley is Jonas? Or is it Jonah?
Such repetitive storylines hold no interest–overly-used. No anticipation.
Laura Wright is pregnant—according to scuttlebutt—as soon as Carly announced her pregnancy, I did say that Laura must be pregnant. No way would a Carly pregnancy be introduced at this stage.
Oh, Lordy Lord, Miss Violet—-Anna? You too?. Anna has fallen from grace for me, for a while now—both she and Finn are puppets–stupid romance; stupid twin-storyline; stupid circumstances.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

H Ceia
Let’s start from the bottom, OK? You said “stupid SL”. Well what’s even stupider, is Peter and Robin being twins, and Rbt. Scorpio being the father. We know he doesn’t like Peter, so it makes sense.
I thought L.W might be pregnant, since she has been carrying something over her belly, for a while now. I really liked Anna, I just don’t know why the writers don’t. With M.S leaving, what will happen to Nina and Willow discovering each other? I would think they will re-cast, can’t just dump this SL which I am really getting into. Keep waiting for that half of the heart to appear.
You speak of DOD. Well tonight, I saw the Jim Jones Doc. about his cult, Jamestown, etc.Back in the 70’s I was raising my family, not paying attention to any of that, and what I knew of cults was Nicki and Paul’s time spent in one. This is told, in part by his two sons, which escaped the massacre. Scarry stuff, to say the least. The man really believed he was God.
I don’t think Michael will find out about his son, until Willow, Brad, Lesiel, or Nelle spills the beans, in some way.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Violet,
Getting ready for Sunday Mass…..always in a hurry…
So, I apologize for typos in advance. I should get into the habit of looking below where autocorrect appears—-yet, even autocorrect gets it wrong, sometimes, LOL.
I know all about cults—part of my studies in modern Humanities, as it were.
However, most are impressionable kids—to target people in their forties, as Shiloh tried with Jason, Sam, Brad etc….is definitely off course….unless, said adults are of feeble mind….
Nonetheless, it is a soap, therefore, reality becomes part of the abstract.
Peter and Robin being twins iwith different fathers is a soap-bubbles-fare…eg. Sami , Lucas and EJ ( DOOL)….
But, Miss Violet, I have said, in the past, that Peter is actually Alex’s kid—considering the “borrowed” memories, and all that unrealistic brainwashing—now, Dante has fallen prey? I must say that Emme ( Lulu) came through for me—so underestimated for so long; I appreciated her step-up.
You cannot imagine how happy I am the Michelle Stafford is coming back to my home-soap!!!!!!!! Love my Y&R, regardless of the fact that I give some actors and plots a thumbs’ down. It will always be home to me.
Yes, I would like a re-cast, as well….this is just about the only story I can get into…..baby and all.
Michelle was soundedly put in a corner where she could look neither here nor there. Now, all we need is for Jeff Branson to come-on-over, and make himself at home. Those two have the most sweltering-steamy chemistry—making the audience pant!!
I never took to Gina..she made the “bestest” Kelly ( OLTL), LOL…..I was pretty vociferous about that—my opinion.
Happy Sunday….❤️

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Celia,
Thanks for taking a little time for me before church.
I know what you mean about twins with different fathers. You may be too young to have seen GL years ago, when Blake had the honor. Anyway, what I referred to in my previous comment was Anna supposedly gave birth to twins, both of them fathered by Scorpio, with Peter being given to Faison. I am not sure how reliable this info is, but if it’s true, we know how Robert feels about Peter.I know what you’re saying about Alex being Peter’s mother, but do we know this for a fact yet? Gosh, what a mess!
Wouldn’t it be funny if Gina came to play Willow’s mom? She’s already told Chase she had a bad childhood, and that she subsequently landed up in the cult. As you said, most are young people looking for something missing in their lives, and are so taken in by these vultures, literally.
Yes,yes, to Jeff Branson coming back. My daughter and I always refer to their desk and dumpster scenes needing the fire extinguisher.

Celia
Celia

OOOO, I love that idea, Violet!!…Gina playing Willow’s mom. …there could, potentially, be a lot of story there….
Scorpio is really Peter’s father? Oh, I missed that episode, I guess—I didn’t know. WOW!!
I cannot remember the story too well of how Alex and Anna became estranged. I “knew” both from AMC; but it was Dr. Alexandra Devane Marick with whom I was most familiar.
I am just speculating about Peter being Alex’s son….who knows?
When the time is convenient for TPTB, they may take advantage of it—it would add shock, mystery and attraction to the plotless story–
As it is, Anna ( especially since her association with Finn) has become a prop for me. No direction. All I see are ill-gotten tears. That’s the best part of her acting. She can easily bring on the waterworks.
I’m so happy you feel the same way about Michelle and Jeff!! Best chemistry ever!! If only the soap gods could hear us??
While I think Josh Morrow is a hunk, I never found him sexy–Good looks do not guarantee sensuality!!
And, Peter Bergman hasn’t what it takes…..no match gor Jeff!!

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Celia
Didn’t mean to mislead but the thing I said about Scorpio being father to Robin and Peter is still rumour. Yes Anna can cry, almost as good as Victor Newman. I am not M.S biggest fan, but her scenes with Jeff B.were hot! I’ve loved Josh Morrow, since he was a kid. Always thought he was cute and sexy, and he can do no wrong. He just gets mixed up with the wrong women. I think the only one I approved of was Sage. Spoken like a mom, or grandma. I’ll settle for any title, if he’d have me. Just having fun, but I do like my Nick. Peter Bergman is a little old for my taste, ha,ha, and I always want to tell him to take out that stick, that holds him up so straight.
P.S hope your kids don’t pull any April Fool’s jokes on you.

Peggy Lapinski
Peggy Lapinski

The shiloh, willow and chase storyline. Not into the dante storyline one bit!!!

Arletha O Taylor
Arletha O Taylor

Love what’s happening on the show now. I hope the actor that plays Dante sticks around for the full reveal of what happened to him. Excited to see Jason choke Shiloh. Want more screen time for Friz and their family drama. Hope Micheal gets his son back soon and names him something other than Wiley. Ecstatic over how the writers are finally waking up and having Kevin feel the full recompense of his decision. I can’t wait until the writers have Jason and his brother Drew get into some trouble together. The skill set these two have should be explored. Love what you do. Keep It Up.

Davy
Davy

The Dawn of Day storyline became a bore for me when Sam, Jason, and Sonny became involved.

Michael
Michael

I despise this DOD storyline and wish they would kill it already.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Well it’s Wednesday. I knew Willow would stay. Jason has his work cut out for him. How to get rid of Shilo, without killing him. I wasn’t quite sure what Jordan’s little grin was about at the end today. Almost looked like she had that perverbial canary for lunch. I just have to say that when I saw Franco’s new doo, the words that came out of mouth were very unlady like. I wonder if it was by choice, or does someone hate him?

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

Wish Jason would pop Shiloh’s head like a giant zit! I know, yuk,eew, and all that, but that’s what that creep is. Can’t wait till they get him.

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Ingo Rademacher Returns As GH’s Jax Beginning In May

Things will get more interesting in the lives of Josslyn (Eden McCoy), Carly (Laura Wright), Sonny (Maurice Benard) and many others on the GH canvas with the arrival back in Port Charles of Jasper Jacks.  That’s because as previously announced, Ingo Rademacher is headed back to the ABC daytime drama series to reprise his signature role.

Circle May 7th for when you will see Jax back in action.  According to EW.com. “He’s back to see his daughter Josslyn and ex-wife Carly”   Jax will also share scenes with Steve Burton (Jason) and of course Maurice Benard (Sonny).

Looks like Jax may be back to help out Josslyn in her time of need as her boyfriend Oscar’s (Garren Stitt) final days seem to be drawing near, or does something else also bring his attention back to Port Charles?

It’s been a bit since Ingo played Jax on GH having last appeared on the soap in April of 2017.  Ingo eventually landed the role as the recast Thorne Forrester on CBS’s The Bold and the Beautiful, a part he played till December of 2018.

Back in March, the actor originally from down under shared on his Instagram account: “Won’t be long now.  Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!”

So, excited for some Jax on GH? What do you think will bring him back? What do you think will keep him in town? Comment below.

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

COBY:  No, not as far as we know.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cynthia Watros Replaces Michelle Stafford As GH’s Nina Reeves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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