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

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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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Christy Livingston

I like Coby. DOD story would have been good if Drew was involved but once again It’s all about Jason saving the day. Coby said it himself the writers won’t let him beat Jason. So just another reason why I don’t watch.

Bernie Sanders 2020
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Bernie Sanders 2020

Dullard Drew couldn’t make anything more interesting cause Mumbles Miller is still phoning it in on GH. A boring newbie character played by a lazy disconnected actor isn’t a recipe for story success. He hasn’t even been trying anymore ever since he left Y&R. Miller is miserable still being stuck in daytime and bitter the primetime career never happened. Just might explain the lack of effort in his acting.

Harry
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Harry

Hey Bernie! What are you doing here? I kind of feel sorry for Miller–he’s been given a raw deal as far as stories are concerned. He is capable of so much more. I don’t know what it is about GH–they take bright lights like Miller, Stafford and Hendrickson (Margaux) and extinguish their light with a dreary mist.

Fanny
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Fanny

Terrible storylines…by unimaginative writing teams. So a good many of the
actors are simply dialing it in.

Patrick
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Patrick

can “you” say the same thing about … Michael Easton AND Roger Howarth? LIGHTS OUT – along with ^^^^ are drearier’ God forbid any one say any thing about the actors Sonny AND Carly thee oh so humbled one AND his enthusiastic sidekick. LOVE TO BITS how they always say they are hired to act out the scripts. I am hanging on to “things” Shelly AND CHris channeled all their energies behind Jon Lindstrom, every thing else faded by the wayside. no surprise their. that last UPTick , as it were… being Max Gail, Mike. it was riveting stuff getting… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I never thought I’d agree with anything Bernie Sanders says but yes, you are correct, Miller just mumbles his way through his scenes and we have NO reason to root for him.

Harry
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Harry

Fancy seeing Bernie Sanders and Satan in the same place. Hmmmm

Satan
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Satan

Most people assume the Devil is Republican, especially after they flipped the stars on their elephant to the “satanic” position in 2000.

But the fact is that we were “Feelin’ the Bern” here in Hell in 2016. It’s ironic that I would support the one candidate who will probably never see my Unholy Kingdom, but what can I say, I like the guy.

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rebecca1

I disagree; love Billy Miller and I think he’s been knocking it out of the park (for the unfortunate little screen time he’s been given) as the grieving father. You can see his pain in every flicker of expression..bowed head, sad eyes, mournful stare. My heart breaks for him. At the same time he can light up the screen with that broad, warm smile. I’m not even biased because I didn’t watch Y&R; I have no prior loyalty/like for Billy. I just instantly took to him. To each his own…

Harry
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Harry

I agree with you about Miller. I swear, if actors don’t sink to their knees while shrieking and rubbing their temples, people think they’re phoning it in.

Helyn
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Helyn

Wholeheartedly agree!

Michele
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Michele

Shiloh is an Interesting character. At times you find his character sexy and yet he’ll turn around and evil is emitting from him. There are so many faces of his character showing, including charisma and kind, you have to give the actor kudos.

rebecca1
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Agree, Michele! I find Shiloh very interesting; intriguing, and Coby seems just the right actor for the role. He’s wonderful at being sexy, magnetic, empathetic (falsely) and I love the way he goads Jason with that cocky tude. Delusions of grandeur perhaps? Feels untouchable, ahem…violently speaking. I’m with you; kudos!

Helyn
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Helyn

Oh yeah – Coby is doing an amazing job as Shiloh!

Ros Dinkins
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Ros Dinkins

I do not like the s/l at all. I hate Shiloh and wishes him dead at the end.

Celia
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Celia

Ros-Ditto❤️

Linda
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Linda

Wrong, Shiloh is a sexual predator, it is not consensual, if the woman is drugged, that is rape. Jason, taking Kristina from the DOD house is the only thing that kept Shiloh from raping her. Personally, I can’t wait for this whole boring ass cult story to be over with and we get a who killed Shiloh murder mystery? Look how many people would be suspects, Jason, Sam, Kristina, Alexis, Sonny, Willow, Brad, etc. but in the end it will turn out to be one of Shiloh’s followers, either Harmony or Daisy.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Linda
I agree with you. Knowing how these girls are drugged, I don’t know how Willow can say that they aren’t being raped. Also her mom being Harmony, egging her on to do everything he asks, is disgusting. Lastly, I have read that Ryan may kill Shiloh at the nurses ball. Hope that rumour is true!

Harry
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Harry

Kevin better not fall for Ava!!! I mean I know she’s a goddess and all, but his heart belongs to Laura- an earthy and real woman.

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s a stretch that needed to happen , for Kevin character. if Shelly AND CHris want to keep him active… since he’s done emmy worthy stuff… and this story is the only part of the show worth mentioning. was any one else taken aback… SURPRISED. when Laura and Kevin were talking at the hospital… and that Kevin shared with Laura that right along with Ryan – they both have this GOD complex !!!! AND just what nugget have we hear. IN any case, for me it is hope… that no matter how fan zeal is.. over Kevin/Laura at last consummating… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

This story, Violet, is getting darker and darker. I wouldn’t be surprised if Shiloh’s devil-horns make an appearance. He’s scuzzy and disgusting. I do applaud the actor–he does the script justice. But, the story is twisted and puky!! Sleeping with Satan is not an appealing prospect.
The writers are going too far—they need to keep in mind that it is daytime programming and some children do watch; especially this past week. Promoting rape? A mother pimping her daughter? Not palatable.
Is Willow adopted?

su000
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su000

heeeyyyy Celia.
Talking of man with horns-
I’m still waiting for my main man, Mr, Morningstar, Lucifer to get going on Netflix!
He’s gonna be darker for sure..
heh talk about sleeping with the devil, yyuppers 😉

Celia
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Celia

Ahhhhhh, Lucifer!! That’s a Satan of a different color–SusieQ….yummy!! Shiloh does not stir the nerve endings for me…..
But, Lucifer? Lucifer, Lucifer…where art thou, Lucifer!!!

su000
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su000

OK-
I will share Lucifer with you.
We can work out a schedule lol
It’s fine because
”whats love got do with it” (nothing-
this is lust of the finest kind!
bwahaaa! 🙂

Celia
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Celia

Oh, gee…I don’t know, SusieQ—-to me, love has everything to do with it!! Lust is great!! But, best with the one you love!!
You are talking about physical gratfication. Some of us cannot have one without the other!!
You’re a naughty girl, you know that?? LOL—
Do you know if “Lucifer” will return to grace us with his presence? ❤️

Satan
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Satan

I’m right here!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia
I feel the same way, especially about your last few sentences. I don’t know if Willow was adopted by Harmony, but I’ve heard that the new Shrink may be her dad.
Now, all this leaves me wondering if Nina is really her birth mother after all? Or, did Nina’s child really die. What a mess. I don’t know what to think anymore.

Celia
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Celia

I know, Violet….it’s a mess. But, I never lise sight of the fact that the PTB manage to always throw a left-field ball. The Harmony/doc/Willow/Sasha/Nina story is soooo rife with “tease”, it could turn into a pitentially strong and interesting storyline. That’s the stuff into which I can truly get!! The writers simply need the pen to flow in the right direction. I do not like Shiloh—( I like the actor). I do not like the story. I do not like the fact that Sam is always in my face. Can’t take her strange whispers. I eish she eould speak… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Please pardon the typos—-I apologize—in a hurry and did not spell-check…..
I just got home….and checked my mail–Wow!! Did I ever fumble this one.
Anyway, LOL….my sister was telling me that Billy Miller may go back to Y&R as Billy Abbott. Thompson has accrued many fans as Billy. I don’t know if this is just rumor—I will keep my peace; in fear of getting bombarded by said fans.

Celia
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Celia

PS… Violet, I forgot to comment about Willow’s mystery father and Harmony. Is Neil part of Nina’s past? If we are to assume that Willow is, indeed, Nina’s. There are so many rumors floating around. I’m not one to follow much on the internet, but my baby sister ( in College, and contrary to popular belief, many students do watch soaps) is a font of information. Not only did she say that the doc may be Willow’s father, but that Kim Nero is not Oscar’s bio Mom; that Margaux may be. The DA has a plethora of secrets where Drew… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia I responded the other day to your remark about Sam and her whispery voice, guess it didn’t get posted. I’ve always thought it was meant to be sexy, as the men actors, especially the ones on Days, like Eric and JJ. I’m always saying, speak up already, what’s your problem? I too have read all the rumours or spoilers your sister speaks of, some if which are on Utube. A lot is farfetched to say the least, but I like to read them and draw my own conclusions. Surprisingly, quite a few turn out to be true. I also… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Violet, Your comment may still post……I think the moderators sent replies in “batches”. The sottovoce affected by Sam is not sexy, but rather annoying. For some reason, her voice cracks…..Yet, she sounds just fine when speking in her normal voice. “Ted”, on Days, is another example of “I-want-to-smack-him-upside-the-head”. So irritating!….his voice drives me absolutely batty….can’t wait till he’s gone… It’s “donor”, Violet, LOL. I wouldn’t worry too much about your spelling….I make so many typos, it’s pathetic. It’s the misuse of grammar which I find inexcusable. Typos are simply a slip of the fingers. LOL. As far as Margaux?… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, again, Violet,
I just finished watching today’s ep….got home early, LOL
You may be right, afterall, about Ryan ‘donating’ ( indirectly, LOL) his kidneys.
We learned Kevin is a match…..thus, it’s within reason to assume Ryan, too, will be a match.
My interest is piqued, somewhat, at this point.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Celia I missed somewhere that Kevin was a match for the kidney donor. Everyone seems to think that Kim would have donated Oscar’s kidneys, but I don’t think that can be done with someone who has had cancer, I may be wrong. The thing with Kim not being Oscar’s real mom is kind of crazy. She even mentioned the fact of them being together, from the minute he was born. Loved your comment about Ted/Pepi LePew. I hate that sleaze, and Hope as well, for not being able to see him for what he really is. Who do you think… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hi, Miss Violet, Out of the blue, Kevin showed up at the hospital ( Jordan’s room) because, I think, he was summoned by Finn. I guess Kevin volunteered? Unless I heard wrong? I’m starting to think Kim not being Oscar’s mother is nonsense. As you said, she and Drew discussed the fact that she realized she was pregnant after he left? Sometimes we should not believe what we read…..or, Kim has someone else’s memories? HaHa…. I could never understand how anyone found Marini hot, Violet. Ted’s greasiness gives me the creeps. So slick….He reminds me of a cartoon character, Dishonest… Read more »

Harry
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Harry

Linda, you are absolutely right. I think Coby is trying to get inside the head of Shiloh–how this character thinks and operates. I don’t believe the actor himself was saying it would be consensual.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

We have no idea if the woman is still drugged when they have sex. I’m not even sure if that’s when they have sex. They may just be initiated and then, from that day on, feel such a loyalty and attachment that they willingly sleep with him. They WANT him because they’re true followers/believers. I like the story. Finally something different on GH; bad part is I read Carly will come stomping into it pretty soon.

Nana611
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Nana611

Sorry, but don’t like his character. He is a cult leader! With all of what’s going on in the news about them. Sex slaves,human trafficking,branding,bullying. You just can’t sympathize with him. Sorry,I can’t wait until he’s busted and it’s over. We have several different groups, and not one person likes Shiloh. They want him gone! We’re are looking for a ‘Who dun it’. Murder mystery. The count is up to 12 citizens so far! Lol,But he is a great actor, though.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m on several other sites and I like the story and am not the only one. You can see even on this page that there are some of us who think Shiloh’s an intersting character and the actor fantastic. Problem is you only get people who complain in many of those groups. On EVERY story. I can’t count how many stories/characters they want done, over, before it barely begins. Stories about Ryan, Nell, Ferncliff, Michael’s baby…complaints are endless.

Denise A Daniel
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Denise A Daniel

The actor is fantastic but the storyline is a huge fail for me It’s boring & built around characters I for the most part either hate, don’t care one way of another or are newbies. GH should’ve never done this dreadfully yawn of a story.
The actor is wonderful & should’ve been cast as the new Nikolas. Then we’d have a ball game. Nikolas is a vet character with deep connections across the canvas. He’d come back pissed as hell & ready to reclaim everything that’s his. Killing Valentin & reclaiming Wyndemere would be agenda number one.

Harry
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Harry

I agree, the actor is powerful–he has this creepy, drowsy, almost somnolent look in his eyes–and he always has that ominous half smile. He has nailed this role. He would have made an excellent Nikolas but I am kind of hoping that Tyler Christopher comes back. What’s not working for me is that I don’t care about Kristina Ferret Davidson. That young woman has zero redeeming qualities and seems to be a in perpetual state of rage. And Kelly Monaco is growing more and more tired–I half expect her to fall asleep while in the middle of delivering her lines.… Read more »

Sharon Sims
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Sharon Sims

I think its the storyline that’s making Sam sleep through the scenes

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey, Harry. I like Kristina more than ever! Lexi is soooo nailing it as the hurt, vulnerable searching soul..and it’s not out of the blue. “Kristina” has been lost and searching for years; physically abused, always felt in the shadow of her siblings, thought Sonny didn’t love her…and for this character to be the one lured into the cult makes perfect sense. Lexi has been heartbreaking in this story; could be partly because she’s so petite and cute but when she looks adoringly at Shiloh or looks hurt or jealous…scared to lose favor with him…she breaks my heart. When she… Read more »

su000
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su000

I like Shiloh. I wish they’d kick it up a bit it’s sorta dull. I can’t get into the cult stuff because it’s hard for me to believe people can be so lamebrained to follow a person as Shiloh, it just seems too stupid / then again there was Jim Jones and Manson, more recently trump, but still I can’t grasp it. I’d like Shiloh/Coby Ryan McLaughlin to stay on he’s a good presence and good actor but he is short lived. GH hasn’t any hard drama, gripping, on the edge stories as it once was famous for. It has… Read more »

Davy
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Davy

Although I am not crazy with the storyline, he is a very good actor and interesting to watch.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Oh my! Very interesting to say the least. This may sound silly, but what impressed me more than anything, was Cody’s not owning a TV. How amazing and interesting a life someone must lead, to not need the idiot box for their entertainment, and how sad that some of us need the TV, computers, cell phones, video games and the like to keep us happy. I should be able to relate to that, when back in the day we had none of that growing up, and got along just fine, with all the other things life had to offer. I… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Wow, Violet; I love your comment. Very true and touching at the same time.

Hope all is well! 😉

Michael Teale
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Michael Teale

Coby was only on Y&R for a very short time and there just wasn’t really any time to get to know the actor and his background and his credits. But having seen him on GH, he is really playing Shiloh to the hilt and downright creepy. If he continues playing this role the way he has been, he’s going to be one popular guy to cast in future shows whether daytime or primetime.

I am looking forward to what he does with the character of Shiloh from here on out.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Totally agree. He’s fantastic!

Kay
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Kay

Billy Miller even involved in this storyline?

Satan
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Satan

Barely so. Drew supposedly knew Shiloh back when Drew was a Navy SEAL and Shiloh (then calling himself “Hank”) was a mercenary and likely war criminal. You can bet your soul that Drew probably witnessed Hank’s war crimes, but – as it is with all of his other memories at the time – that only exists on a flash drive and not actually in his head at the moment. Drew obviously has other things occupying his time at the moment, with a kid who seems to be dying and all. But once that situation resolves itself one way or another,… Read more »

Kay
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Kay

Millers contract is up in May and it would not shock me if he walked I think what little I have seen of this show he looks bored . He use to always have such energy.

Harry
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Harry

I know Kay, it makes me sad! Miller used to have this bubbling effervescent energy–he was a bottle of Seven-Up and GH let him grow flat.

Kay
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Kay

He just looks very unhappy I know he is close to Kelly but when I was watching on a regular basis the chemistry between he and Becky was great ! Yes we all know he wanted to do nighttime and or movies sometimes it just does not work out maybe he should leave I feel he is very unhappy you make decisions about your career in professional not personal I personally quit watching because I feel Burton all of them are sleep walking. Yes Billy is lazy acting but most of them are doing the same thing . They do… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

He looks unhappy because he’s playing a man who’s son is dying. And he’s playing it perfectly. “Lazy acting?” How would you expect a man whose son has terminal brain cancer to act? A lot of you remember him in another role as a different character with a different personality. He’s Drew on GH. And Drew on GH has a dying son.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rebecca 1
Thanks for your other reply also. I was thinking the same thing here. The man is grieving for a son that isn’t even gone yet, and has had for such a short time. I don’t think he should be expected to walk around all happy go lucky, right?

Celia
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Celia

Agreed, rebecca. Billy Miller is on cue!! I think many, who do watch Y&R, have forgotten that Billy Abbott ( Miller) went through the same pain Drew is experiencing when his daughter Delia died. His pain was tangible!!
Sadness is in the air—I don’t know how a grieving father is supposed to act? I think Billy is killing it!! ( in a good way, LOL).
And, your description of Drew’s expressive nuances says it all.

su000
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su000

IF, GH were to clean house and bring in new writers then perhaps Billy/Drew would be brought upfront in good stories for him to strut his stuff !

Shay
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Shay

Well put, both Kay and Harry! As a Billy Miller fan, it makes me feel blue that his character has become such a disinterested sad sack! It seems that once this formerly charismatic actor was revealed not to be “Real Jason,” he has been given one aimless storyline after another, and none has been befitting of his immense talent. Romantically speaking, “Drew” was best with Liz and Sam, so introducing other so-called partners for him has been an epic fail, as has the willy-nilly contriving of a disjointed “backstory” to explain who he really is and from whence he came.… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I was uncertain about the DOD story when it first started, but I’m really enjoying it now. Coby is a fantastic actor and plays Shiloh perfectly. He’s a great villain because he is malleable; he changes and adapts and has different motives depending on who he’s with or what the situation is. He doesn’t just want total domination or to ruin everyone’s lives the way Helena or Faison did. The writers have done a good job humanizing him and tying him to the important people in town. I find it kind of funny that he screen-tested with Laura Wright yet… Read more »

Elle758
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Elle758

He has really great insight into the story and his character…among some of the best I’ve read from actors. Unfortunately, GH is no longer a character-driven show, and spends little time focusing on really fleshing out all those important character details and motivations. We’ll never see half that stuff floating around on his head.

Fanny
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Fanny

I detest this storyline & it’s supporting cast of misfits. GH’s content is dwindling down to nothing, so poorly written it’s been difficult to watch.

jlbw
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jlbw

When I thought it was going to be a Drew getting his memories back I was excited, but like everything else,Jason and Sonny hijacked it. Coby seems to be an amazing actor. He described working with Kelly as jazz ,the exact same way Billy did. Interesting…Let me know when this becomes Drew’s storyline ,if it ever does.

Jackie Chandler
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Jackie Chandler

love him and the show but the statute of limitations for manslaughter in NY is 5 years, so Alexis can’t be prosecuted for running over Lexi’s abuser.

Satan
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Satan

Rewriting that whole scene is pointless. Alexis did NOT intentionally run over Kiefer… though there’s not a jury in the world that would have convicted her if she had, after what he did to Krissy. Would have been the most justifiable homicide ever… but in reality it was just a random accident where everybody involved just happened to know each other. Alexis no more intended that outcome than Drew would have intended to hit Jordan with his car and kill off her kidneys (because he suddenly went blind and passed out while driving) On the other horn, if somebody had… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

I give GH credit for trying something different and trying the cult story. The problem is thees cults all seem to revolve around money, recruiting and rape. I think they need to wrap this up and move on. As far as Drew and Shiloh, I wouldnt explore that relationship until after Oscar dies. I would have Drew exit the screen after May since Miller’s contract is up, recast the character with a new, clear speaking energetic actor and then let us meet the real Drew! Bring Shiloh back, the same actor, but currently locked away in a coffee warehouse courtesy… Read more »

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

Thanks for humanizing Coby, Michael! I hate Shiloh. I hate the storyline. But he’s pretty cool!

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Tina
I hate this SL too. It is very unsettling to say the least. I’d almost welcome Ryan back. We know why he committed those murders. He’s a psycho, then what’s this guy’s excuse? Does he think he’s God?

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

If you read the article, apparently there’s a method to the writers’ madness. It’s very clear that the fans are not enjoying this storyline, but I don’t want people to take it out on the actor. That’s why I’m grateful to Michael for the interview.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

There are fans who like the story line. I”m one of them; love it.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Violet…that’s part of the intrigue of this story line for me; not knowing YET what drives Shiloh. Hopefully they’ll get into that and more.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

rebecca1 I really can’t explain my feelings about this SL. I am just scared of the unknown I guess. Believe me I am a big fan of mystery and intrigue. So many novels, movies, etc starting with Nancy Drew as a kid, but this cult stuff, the things they do to vulnerable people, is just so unimaginable to me. It’s also like the proverbial train wreck. We were told by others what made Ryan act the way he did and what drives him, but with Shiloh it’s buried so deep, and hard to figure out what makes a person like… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@Violet…We also had the benefit of Ryan being a returning GH character whose well-defined backstory of utter lunacy was already well-written when such things were not unheard of on this soap. Hence having others describe his demented psyche and reasons for his actions was not such a tall order. However, as it now stands, what we continue to get on GH these days is a seemingly endless supply of cardboard cutout, one-dimensional newbies with no logical links to the canvas who we are simply expected to accept, along with the vague spoon-fed tidbits we are provided as far as their… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Great interview, Michael! Love Coby; he’s doing a phenomenal job in this role. I’ve enjoyed the story but am not looking forward to “Carly” getting involved. Can the writers not write anything without interjecting her into every story! But I digress.

Great job, Coby! Hoping you’re a fixture on GH; either as Shiloh or his long lost…dare I say it…twin!

Jim H
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Jim H

I hate this storyline. Shiloh is a sexual predator and he should not be glorified. The sooner he and DOD are gone the better WAKE UP WRITERS

Shay
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Shay

GH has outdone itself with the particularly distasteful “DOD” scenario! Given the public’s current disdain regarding sexual predators, one would think that a better choice of subject matter could have been selected. Instead of trying to make a splash with such a revolting topic, perhaps it would have been better to err on the side of propriety rather than going for sensationalism….especially when it’s being proffered by a daytime drama that is already languishing in fourth place. Most of us really didn’t need yet another reason not to tune in to this mess of a soap, but then along came… Read more »

SHARON SIMS
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SHARON SIMS

I agree with everything you said

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Fans are giving ABC the out they need to cancel the show. If it seems fans are constantly unhappy with every story then they’ll feel there won’t be much backlash if they cancel. Keep it up, guys, and they’ll be no more stories to “hate.”

The complaints on EVERY site (and all the remaining soaps) are rampant. The same fans will be crying if the shows disappear.

Jill krahel
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Jill krahel

My husband and I love Shiloh We think he is a superb actorAnd we so enjoyed watching him! General Hospital is lucky to have him!

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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