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Ignacio Serricchio Casts On The Young and the Restless As New Undercover Cop!

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Add this to the list of more changes at The Young and the Restless – casting side!  TV Guide is reporting today that Ignachio Serricchio, best known for his role as the text-message killer, Diego Alcazar on General Hospital, and more recently for his portrayal of Manny Ramos on  the hit web series, The Bay, has been cast in a new role on the number one soap!

Serricchio is now set to play a new character named Alex, a streetwise undercover officer who comes to Genoa City from the Big Apple with a big secret.  A representative for Y&R informs TVG that the actor is expected to begin work in late October and will hit the air in December.

The casting of Serricchio looks to be a part of a previously announced initiative from new Y&R executive producer, Jill Farren Phelps and head writer, Josh Griffith, of bringing a prominent Latino contingent to the top-rated soap!

What do you think of the casting of Ignachio?  Let us know your thoughts!

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Robert
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Robert

love it. the soap needs diversity

Terry
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Terry

Love all the hot young people coming in! I hope they are not all immiature and disrespectful like Abby,Summer,Fen ,and Kyle. We need young people who act right not throw tantrums.

Terry
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Terry

Noah also needs a spouse so he stops disrespecting Sharon. She is his mother and far from wrong. He should be mature enough to know the town has treated Sharon bad and wrong!….

candy
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candy

I just love the new writers for putting Sharon and Adam back in love. I love all the new hot young meat men 🙂

mike
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mike

Always liked Ignacio.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Well, I guess the budget is no longer an issue.

candy
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candy

They needed to get rid of all the older people they hired to make room for the Young and the Restless and hot! The show was becoming the Old and decrepit with Victor Nikki and Tucker yuck

JustSaying
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JustSaying

I guess that’s one way of looking at it. HA!!!

z.erica37
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z.erica37

The Old and the Decrepit? That is an awful thing to say.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

It is true Genoa city was in desperate need of ethnic diversity. And they were running out of eligable men to pair with existing female characters. So as long as they write a good story for these new characters and don’t put all the core players on the back burner I will be willing to give this new character and others a chance

SZima
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SZima

Well, with all the firing/hiring going on, the ratio is way off balance.
There will be 13 women vs. 20 men.
How do you figure they are running out of men?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was thinking of eligable men, characters who are not married or seriously involved with anyone at the moment and I could only think of Jack, Tucker and Neil. I wasn’t counting the boys, like Noah, Kyle or Fen. I didn’t count the cast members literally, because I was thinking of male characters available to have a romance with available female characters– characters that they haven’t all ready been paired together before, in my mind the potential for a new romance between exitsting characters seem slim and new male leads would widen that relationship pool a bit. Does that explain… Read more »

Shawn
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Shawn

Here’s a quote from the interview head writer Josh Griffith gave to TV Guide about recent firings: “We looked at the characters that didn’t have long-reaching history and connection to the heart of the show and made the tough call to cut them loose so we can focus on the core.” Sooo…I’m asuming these three new guys are recasts of old favorites? JT with a sunburn? David Kimball found a better plastic surgeon? It seems pretty obvious that these are new characters with no “long-running history” with the show. We also heard about Y&R having too many characters. So the… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

Does this mean we solve a case and we get rid of the dirt bag Ronan? Then heck yes I am all in.

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I know for a hot shot FBI agent this guy has a hard time putting 2 and 2 together. And why is the Micheal the DA doing the job of the police? Didn’t these folks ever see Law & Order, first the police gathers the evidence, then you arrest the suspect, then you go to court. In Genoa City they arrest you then they try to find the evidence sometimes as the trail is progress. It is so sad, poor Genoa City PD was never the same after Carl Williams left.

kay/kay
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kay/kay

First we need a DA’s office and Michael would never be the DA he is a convicted felon only by the grace of Christine did he get his law license back you know the one where we do corporate law, custody law, murder. Only on a soap.

Jared
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Jared

Another unnecessary cast addition. Does not make sense.

SZima
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SZima

I’d rather have Ignacio than two unknown “models.”

ashlee
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ashlee

Why not bring him on as a recast Raul? That character already has an established connection to core characters

Mysterio
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Mysterio

I Think that he will turn out to be the real Ricky Williams that was switched at birth.

mo
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mo

Why do we need a cop? I was hoping the cop stories would fizzle out. I just don’t understand what’s going on at Y&R.

Chaz
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Chaz

True…if they wanted to beef up the Latino population they already have Raul. Oh, wait…Raul would be Latino AND gay….one too many minorities for Y&R.

z.erica37
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z.erica37

For a minute there, I thought you were talking about Raul from back in the day – Raul, Mac, JT…et al…

wendy
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wendy

i’m happy he’s there — i actually had the privilege of meeting him at my workplace yesterday. he couldn’t have been sweeter [or cuter]! he’s a doll and i hope he stays on the show a long time!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sonny Remembers Carly Just as She Is Marrying Jason

After nine months of being “Mike”, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) had a major breakthrough as his memory is all coming back to him now (as the Celine Dion song says), and in the process the Tan-O has burned to the ground, signaling the the probable end to the Nixon Falls arc of the story.

As the story picked-up on Thursday, Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) plot to keep Sonny for herself and away from Carly majorly backfired on her.  Not only does Phyllis (Joyce Guy) now know that Nina lied about “Mike’s” identify the entire time, but Peter August (Wes Ramsey) is running wild and free heading back to Port Charles to claim his baby and Maxie (Kirsten Storms), after setting fire to the building.

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Since “Mike” ran in to save Nina and got hit by a beam in the process, he is alone in the burning Tan-O enveloped by flames, but that triggers the beginning of his memory coming back.

Meanwhile, back in Port Charles, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) are at their wedding, with the five family mob bosses present with a plot of their own and everyone wondering if Jarly will say “I do'”.    The two light a candle together for those loved ones no longer with them … ah, Sonny!

Back the burning Tan-O, Sonny is visited by the vision of the real Mike (Max Gail) who tells him it’s time for him to go home now.  A conflicted Sonny tells Mike he is very happy in Nixon Falls with Nina, but Mike tells him he needs to know his past in order to move forward.  When Sonny has flashes of his violent past it frightens him, and he says whatever family he has is better off without him in their lives.

Jax (Ingo Rademacher) tries to text Maxie while still in Nixon Falls with Nina to watch out for Peter, but she is attending and managing Carly and Sonny’s wedding, so she doesn’t pick up the phone!

Inside the Tan-O, Sonny sees a vision of woman, who when she turns and faces him is Carly. While Sonny is lying on the floor and is engulfed in flames and trapped, Mike tells Sonny he can die as “Mike” or live on as the man he truly is, Sonny.  It is then Sonny calls out “Carly!”

So, what did you think of the episode? Do you think Carly and Jason will get married? Will Sonny tells Nina he remembers? What will Nina’s next move be? Are you glad Sonny seems to have his memory back? The episode featured another strong performance by Maurice Benard.  Share your thoughts below.

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Briana Nicole Henry on Her Decision to Exit GH: “I Decided It Was Time to Move On”

On Monday’s episode, GH viewers learned that Jordan will need to start dialysis and treatment at a specialty clinic in Albany from kidney damage and suffering renal failure.  But on Tuesday, fans of the ABC daytime drama series learned that Briana Nicole Henry has left the show, all her decision, according to her post on Instagram.

A Daytime Emmy nominee this year in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category, Briana shared the news on her departure expressing: “I suppose it is that time isn’t it. As I celebrated my third year of being on General Hospital yesterday, I also watched my last episode as Jordan Ashford air. People kept asking me how it felt to have ended my time on the show, and it wasn’t until yesterday that it really sank in, as I watched Jordan’s goodbye to her family and knew the tears you saw were real tears between not just colleagues but friends. I decided it was time for me to move on from @generalhospitalabc and I got nothing but love and support from everyone involved. Not to mention was given the most beautiful send of that left me quite literally shaken.  I’d like to take a second to thank every single person in my @generalhospitalabc family that helped me make GH my home over the last three years, especially @fvalentinigh . From the crew, to my cast mates to our security guard Emma, there were multiple people on any given day that brought such a smile and warmth to my heart.”

Briana finished her post with, “When I started GH it was my first opportunity as a series regular, and to get the opportunity to throw myself into Jordan for the last three years and work with some truly incredible actors has been an honor. Thanks for holding space for me to grow. I am a better actor because of the time I spent within those walls and will forever be grateful for the way the show nurtured and challenged my ability.  To the fans, it took me a while to win you over, but once you saw my heart you made me feel so much love. I hope I brought something unique and honest to your beloved character of Jordan Ashford, she’s one helluva woman. Until next time loves 👋🏾.”

This will be the second Jordan to exit General Hospital.  The role was originated by Vinessa Antoine, and Henry took it over for the last three years.

So, sad to see Briana leave GH? Should the show recast? Comment below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason asks Carly to Marry Him and She Responds “With All My Heart”

The stage is set now for General Hospital’s Jason/Carly/Sonny/Nina story to explode as things heated up between longtime friends and former lovers, Jason (Steve Burton) and Carly (Laura Wright) just as Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is in Nixon Falls pleading with Nina (Cynthia Watros) to come clean and tell “Mike”(Maurice Benard) that he is indeed, Sonny Corinthos.  Here’s what went down on Friday’s episode …

Back in Port Charles, at the demolished former “Jake’s”, Carly and Jason’s old stomping grounds, Carly and Jason share a kiss. Carly says she can’t believe this is happening after letting him know that all of her old romantic feelings for him are starting to come back. Apparently that is true for Jason too, as the ABC daytime drama series finally reaches back into the history of these two characters who were in love, before Carly slept with Sonny.  Back in the present day, Jason asks Carly to marry him, and she responds, “With all my heart.” But now, Carly is starting to feel more excited about what started off as a business arrangement between the two of them to retain the Corinthos family hold over the five families and the territory in Sonny’s absence.  Carly says she wants their wedding day to be about them, and later they can come to Jake’s just by themselves.

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In Nixon Falls, Jax (Ingo Rademacher) is trying to get through to Nina, who has admitted her duplicity to him and how she has fallen in love with “Mike”.  When Jax informs her that Carly and Jason are getting married, she thinks that’s great then she and “Mike” can have a future together.  Nina wants Jax to just forget this conversation, and seeing Sonny, and do this for her; after all she went through in losing her child, Nelle, and her relationship with him. Then Jax asks her to think about Donna and Avery and Wiley, his children and grandchild, who don’t know he is alive and will never get to know him. Nina cries that Jax has won, and that she will tell “Mike” the truth in private (but something tells us, she is going to make “Mike” walk-in on Jason and Carly’s nuptials, so that she has a shot of keeping him all to herself by the betrayal he will witness).  Jax says he is not leaving Nixon Falls till she tells Sonny the truth, but she somehow she still got him to leave through her pleading to let her do this alone.  As Nina thinks “Mike” is walking in the front door of the Tan-O, in walks Peter (Wes Ramsey)!

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Meanwhile, Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is rushed to General Hospital unconscious with Portia (Brook Kerr) not far behind, after being trapped together.  More bad news is revealed when Austin (Roger Howarth) gets the blood results back for Jordan and tells Curtis (Donnell Turner) that Jordan’s levels of carbon monoxide are 58% which is not good for someone with one kidney.  Austin relates that if Jordan’s kidney function doesn’t improve, they’ll have put her on dialysis.  TJ (Tajh Bellow) comes to see his mom, and sits by her bedside in tears.  Later, Curtis breaks down in tears holding Jordan’s hand to come back to him, and she opens her eyes, as Portia walks in on the scene.

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Three of the five families plan to take over Port Charles and split the territory after their secret meeting, where they plan to blow up a warehouse while Carly and Jason are distracted and at their wedding; the families also received a message from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) while in prison.  Who will stop the “hit”?

So, what do you think of Carly and Sonny getting close? What did you think of the performances of Laura Wright, Steve Burton, Cynthia Watros, and Donnell Turner within this episode? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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