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GH's Jason Thompson talks, "Is there hope for Scrubs?"

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On-Air On-Soaps caught up with General Hospital’s, Jason Thompson (Patrick) at yesterday’s GH Fan Club Weekend Main Event 2010, to ask him, what he feels about his alter-ego’s slip up by hitting the sheets with ex-gal pal Lisa (Brianna Brown) while his wife, the loyal Robin, (Kimberly McCullough) was out of town.  And, what could be the possible fallout from long time Scrubs fans, and where the story is heading.  Here is what Jason had to say!

Is there plenty to be worried about here for Patrick and Robin?   This does not bode well that Patrick strayed from his devoted wife!

JASON: “I think there is enough to be worried about.  You know what?  I think, and I have said it before, it’s a lot if you are a scrubs fan, and it’s a little difficult, but at the end of the day, its story. We have not done much in this last little bit besides the postpartum depression material, and it’s a big change and a good change. I think its going to make them, Robin and Patrick, stronger in the end.”

How is working with Brianna Brown (Lisa)?

JASON: “She is great, and she works really hard. It’s the first time she has done the soaps, and we all are kind of working together on a story that is difficult to tell.”

Are you worried it’s going to be a difficult story for Scrubs fans to swallow, and of the pushback?

JASON: “I hope it’s difficult for them and there is some pushback.  We have our fan event Sunday, and I don’t look at anything on the internet, so I am kind of excited to see how people are responding…negatively or positively, or right down the middle.  If I get heckled I am ready for it, and I am good with it! “(Laughs) 

Is Kimberly McCullough OK with the story?

JASON: “Yeah I think she feels the same kind of thing. It’s story and it’s something to play. You know we were both saying that we can only go so long doing what we were doing for awhile, and that is there is nothing behind what we were portraying on screen for a good amount of time.  Now there is something behind every single scene we have, and it does not matter what we are taking about… there is something underneath it.”

You’re really involved in what looks to be a quadrangle with Steven, Lisa, you, Robin , and I am wondering where Olivia is going to fit into this? (A romance with Steven?)  There is going to be more fallout.

JASON: “Yeah, there is a lot more to every single scene now and a lot of people involved. Robin does not know, but Carly knows. Laura Wright (Carly) is so great to work with, and I love being on screen with her, and the process of working with her.  I am glad she knows, and the way she feels about Robin, and their history, it certainly adds another wrinkle to the story.”

Will Patrick sleep with Lisa again? What if she psychotically blackmails him to do so, or something like that?

JASON: “No. I don’t think so.  Even if she were to somehow try to blackmail Patrick, he would basically do anything to NOT sleep with her again.  I think the word “mistake” is maybe not the right word for it, but it’s the worst mistake he has ever made. I truly think he is sorry for it.”

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Kelly
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Kelly

Cool interview. I am interested in how this storyline will play out. As long as the usually male slanted writing doesn’t have Patrick blaming Robin for his cheating (her being in Africa, her issues, competing with her old and dead loves,etc) and Robin apologizing then I’ll remain a Scrubs fan.

BJ
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BJ

Great interview. Can’t wait to see how this storyline plays out!

Kristin
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Kristin

Good interview! My favorite part the picture of Jason and Kimberly! As for the article itself my favorite parts are him saying Robin and Patrick will be stronger in the end (heck yeah they will be) and “No. I don’t think so. Even if she were to somehow try to blackmail Patrick, he would basically do anything to NOT sleep with her again.” I also agree with him about finally getting a story. I may not like how this all started but I am interested to see the fall out and the ultimate rebuild/reunion!

semaj
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semaj

i love scrubs im a long time scrubs fan scrubs endgame they are soulmates

Dee
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Dee

This storyline like no other since I started watching GH has me riveted and invested.I definitely think Robin and Patrick can work through this.It just will take a lot of time and rebuilding of trust.

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Kelly Monaco Back To Work As Lindsay Hartley Thanks GH For Her Time Playing Sam

General Hospital fans have been watching soap veteran, Lindsay Hartley fill-in for Kelly Monaco in the role of Sam on recent episodes of the ABC daytime drama series.

Now comes word via GH’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) via a Facebook live with Steve Burton (Jason) that Monaco is back filming new episodes. Burton added: “She’s good, she’s healthy and she’s back!”

Meanwhile, Hartley took to social media on Thursday and shared her gratitude for the chance to step in to the role for Sam for a bit, expressing: “Thank you General Hospital for the fortunate experience to play Sam, and especially during this moment in time. It was a fun ride.”

So, glad to know Kelly is back taping new episodes?  Let’s give a round of applause to Lindsay Hartley for a job well-done in Kelly’s absence. Comment below.

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Soaps Get Mainstream Media Covers With Being Back to Work During COVID-19 & Returning With All-New Episodes

It’s so rare, but so welcome, to find the hardest working people and the hardest working genre getting some love from the mainstream press.  Now, next week’s upcoming double issue of TV Guide Magazine will feature all four daytime dramas and some of their current iconic couples on the cover!

The covers are a special edition and four different versions went to print.  Inside the magazine details some previews from the head writers and EP’s of the series as well of what’s to come in Genoa City, Port Charles, Los Angeles, and Salem.  Look for the edition to hit newsstands tomorrow on Thursday, August 12th.

The Bold and the Beautiful cover features Thorsten Kaye and Denise Richards as Ridge and Shauna.  Days of our Lives is represented by John and Marlena, played by Drake Hogesytn and Deidre Hall.

Meanwhile, The Young and the Restless has Victor and Nikki, played by Eric Braeden and Melody Thomas Scott, and General Hospital has Maurice Benard and Laura Wright as Sonny and Carly,

The TV Guide Magazine double issue dates are August 17th-30th.

As fans of the soaps know, Y&R returned with new-episodes this Monday, B&B starred airing new ones a few backs, GH was back last week, and DAYS had new episodes in the bank till mid-October and is set to return to taping September 1.

In addition, it should be noted that The Bold and the Beautiful was the first American broadcast television show that went back into production during the coronavirus pandemic.

So, glad to see the soaps getting these collectible covers? Comment below.

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GH Faves Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan, Brooklyn Rae Silzer, Marc Anthony Samuel In New IGTV Series, ‘Enter Exit’

This week, General Hospital’s Finola Hughes (Anna) and some very good friends and acting partners debuted in a new IGTV series, directed by Hughes amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s a thriller! What else would we expect from the woman who plays super spy Anna Devane on the ABC daytime drama series.

The IGTV (Instagam’s longer video application) series is called, Enter Exit, and there are 11 episodes, and the first one dropped on Monday.  It is  written by TV scribe Matt Boren, and also stars some of Port Charles’ longtime favorites that include: Ian Buchanan (Ex-Duke), Brooklyn Rae Silzer (Emma) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix).

Hughes told SOD how she was inspired to come up with the concept for the show:  “I started to think about, if you’re in lockdown, what would be a narrative where you could act in a vacuum, basically? I first started thinking about what my character would be — a retired (government) agent. And then there’s some reason that I’m retired. And I started to think about stationary shots and walking into your closeup and all those kinds of things. I left (the rest) with Matt; it was basically, ‘Whatever he writes, we’ll do.’ And I just sort of concentrated on how, feasibly, we could do it.”’

Boren, who has been an ardent viewer of GH from its hey day, shared on working off Hughes seeds of an idea to what Enter Exit is about: “In a sense, it’s a local detective thriller that starts out small — and understandably so as season one takes place during the pandemic. However, what we seed throughout these first 11 mini-episodes hints at a show that longs to be on a much larger, more global scale. We were absolutely inspired by ’80s GH — the WSB, the espionage and larger than life stories that were so thrilling, and through Devane/Scorpio/Lavery/Donnelly/Jones, so grounded. Throw that in with some Killing Eve, X-Files and (this will make sense down the line) Stranger Things, and you have a recipe that might be pages away in our cookbook.”

Now check out episode 1 below featuring Hughes and Silzer and make sure to follow Finola’s IG account for all-new installments of Enter Exit.

So, what do you think about the concept of the series? Excited to see more? Let us know via the comment section.

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