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GH’s Brook Kerr and Tabyana Ali Talk On: Trina’s Trial, Spencer and Rory, And Their On-Screen Mother/Daughter Relationship

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Currently, General Hospital fans are awaiting the verdict in Trina’s trial and just what lengths her mother will go to in order to secure her freedom! With the story playing out on-air, Michael Farman chatted in a new virtual interview with the two women central to the story; Brook Kerr (Portia) and Tabyana Ali (Trina).

As viewers know, Trina was set-up by Esme Prince (Avery Pohl), to make it appear that she taped her best friends, Cameron (William Lipton) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) having sex, and then posted the video from her phone, so it went viral.

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During the conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel, Tabyana and Brook weigh-in on what’s gone down at the trial including; how Spencer Cassadine came forward with an alibi for Trina, plus how Portia may put her medical career at risk if she brings Esme’s partner in crime, Oz, out of his coma to get the evidence they need to point the finger on Esme.

 

In addition, Tabyana and Brook share their thoughts on the men in Trina’s life: Spencer Cassadine (Nicholas Alexander Chavez) and Rory Cabrera (Michael Blake Kruse), and how the #Sprina has a life of its own on social media.

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Brook also shares dishes on Portia’s romantic relationship with Curtis (Donnell Turner), plus the recent noteworthy scenes between Portia and Stella (Vernee Watson), where GH shed light on a mother’s concern; that racial injustice could factor in to the jury’s decision in Trina’s case.

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Tabyana also discusses working alongside GH co-stars, Maura West (Ava) and Carolyn Hennesy (Diane), and what it was like taking over the role of Trina from popular fan favorite, Sydney Mikayla.

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Check out the full chat with Brook and Tabyana below.

Do you want Trina to end up with Spencer or Rory? (You can also cast your vote in our poll below!) Will the jury exonerate Trina? What was your favorite part of the conversation with Brook and Tabyana? Let us know in the comment section.   

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richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

This was such a great interview!!!!! While I wish Sidney was still playing Trina I do think Tabyana is doing a great job with the role. I really hope they don’t turn Rory into a shady character – it is something that soaps often do when they want us to root for a particular couple, in this case Spencer and Trina (Sprina) – but for me Rory is the better choice for her and Spencer needs someone new. I do have a concern that the verdict will be ‘guilty’ and that Spencer and Trina will be in prison at the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Richard—-I ‘ve had that same thought since day one of Rory’s introduction. I can’t form a clear opinion yet. So, I won’t jump into any speculation at this point. We shall see.
I am still very interested in Esme’s outcome—would it not be ironic is she were indeed to be found in the south of France?!

Harry
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Harry

Rory is an unnecessary character played by a bland actor. When you couple that with the vivacious and intense Spencer, Rory becomes background.

Satan
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Satan

There has to be a purpose for the Rory character, and I’m not buying that he’s just a do-gooder rookie cop meant to come between Trina & Spencer.

Still say he’s a relative of one of Sonny’s old mob rival families, planted in the PCPD. Either an Alcazar or Rivera, most likely.

Alana Erickson
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Alana Erickson

Better yet Sonny and Brenda’s son maybe?

Satan
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Satan

Brenda only has one kid, and that was from Teddy Balkan’s dead son, if a Devil remembers correctly. If Rory was to be Sonny’s kid, about the only way they could pull that off is to say that he was Lily’s kid and they both somehow survived the infamous “clink boom” limo explosion. Now of course, that was one of the most epic GH scenes ever, and they’re so fond of it that they have copied it themselves twice (most recently at the Carly & Jason wedding) so it’s not likely they’re going to throw that away at this point.… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Absolutey, Satan—there is something about Rory that really bugs me—he just happens to be right there at the opportune time—Too creepy, and too good to be true. I’m not familiar with either Alcazar or Rivera—but what you propose makes a lot of sense. Are all the men from these mob families ( on GH) tiny?
I can see Rory and nuTrina as a couple. I definitely do not see her with Spencer. Nope!! Let’s introduce a new girl. Too bad Esme is/was such a badass, psycho—

Lucy
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Lucy

I agree it’s something about Rory that bothers me. He shows up when Trina was arrested and instantly navigated towards her. This relationship is moving too fast. I do not want to see Trina hurt.

Celia
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Celia

Hi. Lucy—-For some reason I smell a rat—-Rory is definitely a nice guy—but….
He’s either in PC for nefarious reasons or he served as Spencer’s foil, to create friction between Trina and Spencer ( which does not bother me in the least), or as indicated by Satan, put there by badfies.

richard w griffin
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richard w griffin

I absolutely love Rory and do not find him in the least bit “bland”! The actor is terrific in his role too. I am rooting for Rory and Trina and believe that Spencer needs someone new.

Violet Lemm
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Richard w griffin
I absolutely agree with you. Nothing bland about this boy! I just hope he doesn’t turn into a “plant” as Satan suggests.

Soaphound
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Normally I would agree, Harry. But this (so far) sweet young man has won me over. It’s such a relief, especially after Esme and Nikokas’ disgusting little romp, to see a genuinely nice character. Yes, I think there’s a story there and, yes, Nicholas Chavez is such a dynamic spellcaster that Rory may seem dull by comparison. But I’m gonna stick with him for now. We may have some pleasant surprises coming our way!

Violet Lemm
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Soaphound
So nice that you agree with me. I love Rory and will be very upset if he turns out other than the sweet guy he’s portraying now.I’m also disgusted with Nickolas and his whole persona, is that the right word? If I was Ava I’d have dumped him a long time ago no matter who/what he was doing. He’s such a loser. Just because they changed actors, they didn’t have to change his whole character.

Timmm
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Timmm

Has anyone else noticed that this trial has gone on longer than the OJ trial!

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Yes, Timmm, I’ve noticed. Boy, have I noticed! I keep thinking I see the judge doing a crossword puzzle. And last week, I was surprised that the “unexpected” witness was Spencer…I was half expecting Kato Kaelin to stroll in.

Timmm
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Timmm

Ha ha ha, thats funny! And look at her legal team, it is tops! Trina has Curtis, Nicholas, Sonny, Portia and Rory in her corner. Damn what could go wrong? You know she will still take the fall. Her and Nicholas will be at Pentonville together. Awww! Cory is a bit wooden but the rest involved in the story are good. Having said that, its time to wrap this story up!

Violet Lemm
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Timmm
Don’t you mean Trina and Spencer will be in prison together? Spencer give up his lousy Uncle for helping him get out to go to the cemetery that day.

Timmm
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Timmm

Thanks Violet, yes Spencer and Trina in jail. Nicholas will has his hands filled with Victor. I just love Charles Shaughnessy’s portrayal of Victor. And I hope he puts Nicholas through the ringer. I dont care for Nick. I havent seen anything good in that character since he was with Emily! [Natalia Livingston]

Celia
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Celia

Hellooo, Timmmy—long time no see, my love!! WOW!! Miss the good ole days–you, Shay and I—remember when….?
Ok –so, I know many will vehemently disagree with me, but I am not digesting nuTrina well—I honestly can’t explain it. I am trying really hard to like her—I remember feeling the same way about nuNina, whom I looked upon as an interloper. That is, she could not walk in Michelle Stafford’s shoes, in my eyes.
Now, I’m completely taken by her.
Stay safe—Ciao❤️

Timmm
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Timmm

Too long C! I miss the good old days, fore sure. Time goes by but you and I are still riding down the same road! 100 percent agree with you on your opinion of the new Trina. She doesnt have the energy and glow that made her and Spencer a good couple. This new girl can act but she has no chemistry with Spencer or Rory. And Rory, to wooden. He needs to have a bit more experience before he gets into a role on a soap. And Nina, spot on, Michelle is Nina BUT I am so glad she… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Yes!! NuTrina emanates neither spark nor sparkle —perhaps she’s still green? And, Rory? He seems a little too old and mature for these barely-out-of-High School-kids.
More than that, though, T—there”s a tiny hint of something sinister about him. My imagination? Maybe—but, it I’m right, he’s a pretty good actor for demonstrating that quality.
We all want for character we love to remain on screen forever—but, sadly, in life, nothing lasts forever–I have the Momday morning blues!! LOL
Cuao, my love!!❤️

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Celia, I’m ambivalent here. I don’t mind nuTrina but the original Trina was unique. She had a fire and a conscience that the new one doesn’t seem to have the energy for. That said, she meshes with Rory much better than Spencer. NuTrina and Spencer would look like Mutt and Jeff, just no spark. And I am SO TIRED of Carly’s self-righteous anti-Nina screed. Someone needs to toss her in the shallow end of that cheesy pool!

Celia
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Celia

Everything you said, Soaphound–the original Trina had that certain je-ne-sais-quoi thing going. In your face, without regret—that’s moi. You bite me? I’ll bite you back a million times more, with words—I may be petite, but I don’t cower!! Ergo, that’s what I believe made her unique. Spencer!! Ahh, Spencer!! If I were only ten years younger!!–. HaHa!! Seriously, I am truly into his acting and his persona. He is so alive, no matter the scene or situation. And, he is so sexy–I bet he doesn’t even realize it. And, that is exactly what gives him the allure. Carly? The purest… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I’m right with you on Spencer, Celia. Only I’d have to turn the clock back to the 80s to be in his ballpark. Even watching him THINK is sexy. Chase is still my favorite heartthrob but I’m glad to have them both, since they’ve ruined Nikolas for me. Esme? Really? Did he delouse afterward? I wanted to myself!

Celia
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Celia

Yeah–Chase is Adonis reincarnate—but, Spencer is the quiet, pensive and brooding Romeo and his unrequited love for Giulietta!!
You’re too funny—Esme was a parasite, but i assume Avery is versitile—had she been introduced as a good girl with sass, she would have made a better match for Spencer—NuTrina is simply a garden variety of “good” girls.

Celia
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Celia

Stepping out a bit, Soaphound—but there’s no other site to post this.
Who do you think stabbed Ava? I think it was Esme..

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Anyone interested in Michael Blake Kruse who plays Rory can Google and find a whole lot of photos of him, his beautiful wife and baby girl. I was very surprised at his extensive background and experience before GH. I thought he looked a little mature for Trina who’s supposed to be 18-19, right? Well he is 32.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

So glad he’s going to Chicago P.D if only just to visit. I hope he’ll stay and take over Jay’s part who will be leaving. Good news to he and his family with new baby coming.

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GH’s Nancy Lee Grahn Shares Excerpt From Her Upcoming Memoir

In celebration of beginning her 27th year as Alexis Davis on General Hospital, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, decided to mark the occasion by revealing to her longtime fans an excerpt from her upcoming memoir due out in 2023.

Taking to her official Facebook page, Nancy shared the excerpt starting with contained some of the back-history of her soap opera alter-ego : “I play the role of Alexis Davis. I am a public defender, prosecutor, personnel injury, civil, malpractice, tax and family attorney. I am the bastard child of Mikos Cassadine who died after being thrown into his own weather machine which he designed to freeze the world. My mother, Kristen Bergman was a famous opera singer whose throat was slit by my father’s wife, Helena. Unhappy with the turn of events, I hurled my frail 75 year old stepmother off a five hundred foot parapet slamming her onto jagged rock only for her to walk away unscathed. Even more determined, I shoved her off a thousand foot cliff into the frigid subzero ocean. Helena not only survived unscathed, she apparently scaled 1000 feet up the cliff and continued to wreak havoc on Port Charles.”

Nancy closed the excerpt with some special acknowledgements: “Always so grateful to have an ongoing contract, my own parking space and people I’ve never met who come up to me regularly and tell me how much younger I look in person. It’s a gift that I have been able to and still get to do what I love to do for such a gloriously long time. I love my job the most because it is the job that gave me the security I needed to greenlight Kate as a single mother, raise her while being able to give her the things I dreamed of giving her, put her through school all the way through college, and will hopefully allow me to spoil my grandchildren. The enormous love & gratitude I have for ABC and Disney for allowing me the privilege of working for them is immeasurable. But the real truth is without the support from all of you, this day would not be what it is. As always, I see you and thank you.”

Make sure to read the entire excerpt.  Now let us know, are you looking forward to what Nancy will share in her upcoming memoir? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Diane Poised to Be Attacked by the ‘Hook’; Elizabeth Knew Finn’s Late Wife, Reiko?

On Friday’s cliffhanger of General Hospital, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) looks to be the next victim of the mysterious ‘hook’.  We won’t know till Monday how it plays out, but things are not looking good for the legal eagle in a preview for the airshow.

In story, Diane dropped by the garage that Brando worked at, looking for Sasha (Sofia Mattson).  At first, she bumps into Sonny (Maurice Benard) who is not pleased with Diane for trying to take him down on the witness stand during Nina’s hearing.  She shares she was helping her clients Michael and Willow as best she could.  Sonny says it was personal for him and he can’t forget what happened.

Next, Diane tells Sasha that she’s serving as her interim lawyer since Martin is unavailable and is there to discuss her guardianship. Sasha is scared that she’ll wind up behind bars now that Brando is gone.  Diane assures Sasha she will file a continuance to keep the process going to keep her out of jail. Diane asks where the guardianship papers may be, and Sasha tells her to check Brando’s office.

Dex (Evan Hofer), who is looking suspicious (but it has to be a red-herring, right?) is going to take Sasha home per Sonny’s orders, but Sonny also tells Dex to lock up when Diane is finished with her business.

Later, Diane in the dark, goes to Brando’s office to find the guardianship papers. Next, a figure appears in the doorway with the hook.  This time the ‘Hook’ looks to be of smaller stature leading many on social media that the person behind the violence could be Esme.

In other developments, Elizabeth Webber’s (Rebecca Herbst) convoluted storyline, just got even more convoluted.  Liz looks at the photo she’s drawn and suddenly has a flashback revealing the woman’s face at the bottom of the stairwell.  She then tells Finn (Michael Easton) that after her recent session with Kevin, she recalls seeing the woman’s face. Conveniently, Finn was just talking about his late wife, Reiko with Gregory (Gregory Harrison).  So, when Liz talks to Finn, she sees a woman’s face on Finn’s phone.

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Finn explains that the picture is of his late wife, Reiko.  He tells Liz he is working on a case that reminded him of Reiko, and he mentions being in the Mariana Islands with her. That makes Liz frantic and she decides to leave. Next, she heads home, where she locates a photo of her and her sister, Sarah. The photo is titled, “Elizabeth and Sarah, Mariana Islands, 1997.”

So, do you think Diane will perish or survive the attack by the ‘Hook’? Who is the ‘Hook”? What on earth is going on with Liz’s storyline? Share your thoughts and theories in the comment section below.  But first, vote in our latest ‘Michael’s Poll’ below by voting on which character is the culprit behind all of the bloodshed?

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Johnny Wactor on Brando’s GH Demise: “I Have Been Blown Away By The Reaction From The Fans, I Had No Idea That You Guys Cared So Much About My Character”

It’s been an emotional week for General Hospital viewers following the death of Brando Corbin; which meant that actor Johnny Wactor has wrapped his run on the ABC daytime drama series.

On Thursday, Wactor shared his ‘thanks’ to all the loyal GH fans who took the journey with him and his on-screen alter-ego via a video post on his Instagram account.

Johnny expressed: “It’s been a couple days since the demise of Brando Corbin in Port Charles as we know it.  And I have to tell ya, I have been so blown away by the reaction from the fans.  I had no idea that you guys cared so much about my character. I’m so grateful for the outpour of questions and support. I’ve always said, that the fans of General Hospital are the greatest fans in the world and I truly believe that and this is just further evidence of that.”

Social media was abuzz when Brando suddenly died following successful surgery after being attacked by the ‘hook’.  Some fans felt Wactor’s presence will be sorely missed; while others shared that they felt Brando was not a necessary character.

Wactor took all of the comments like a champ and in his video message added: “Whether you were excited to see Brando Corbin killed off, or outraged and have questions, man, I’m just so lucky to have been on this show, truly.”

As he concluded his ‘thank you’s’, Johnny let GH viewers know he does have some other projects that you will see him in very soon, sharing: “Thank you so much for letting me bring Brando Corbin to life.  Thank you for caring, and thank you for all the support and the well-wishes for my future endeavors, whether that’s back in Port Charles at some point, or another show, or other films … which there’s some coming.”

Lastly, Johnny added, “I’ll miss ya, and you enjoy the rest of the week.”

Watch Wactor’s heartfelt message below.

So, where do you stand with the decision to kill off Brando? Glad the character is off the canvas, or sad to see him go? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

 

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