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Is James Patrick Stuart About To Bring Villainy To New Heights On General Hospital?

Photo: James Patrick Stuart.com

Photo: James Patrick Stuart.com

Circle you calendars for Friday July 8th. That is when former All My Children villain, James Patrick Stuart (Ex-Will Cortlandt) returns to daytime soaps in his new role.  And that role is turning out to be quite the humdinger!

In this week’s issue of Soap Opera Digest, Stuart revealed that his entrance as mysterious newbie known as “Theo” will be very exciting for soap fans who took to social media in support of the actor when this bit of casting news originally broke. James expressed on his upcoming on-air GH debut: “There were a lot of people who were very generous and I don’t think they are going to be disappointed.  I think they are going to realize that I’m not sneaking in to Port Charles – I’m coming in loud and serious.”

Then came the news Friday from Daytime Confidential saying that their sources are hearing that Stuart is actually coming on board GH as Valentin Cassadine, the role that was originally slated to be Matt Borlenghi’s, who also appeared on AMC.  In 2009, that storyline was scrapped and never got back up on its feet till now.  When reports of the never-before-heard-of Cassadine hit the media 7 years ago, he was being primed as the most evil of the whole clan!

GH has made no official comment or confirmation on Stuart’s role, but all signs indicate that Stuart will turn out to be Valentin. 

So, is James Patrick Stuart about to shake-up Port Charles?  Will Valentin be pure evil?  What is he coming on to the canvas to do?  Is their trouble ahead for Nikolas and Laura? Share your theories in the comment section below!

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Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm. A mean, ole Cassadine? Nathan’s Daddy?

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Possibly…they are 16 years apart in age but it could still work…mutter did warn Nate’s father was someone very evil….

Celia
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Celia

Of course it could work, Jimmy, my friend. It’s GH where Nancy G is 10 years older than William deV, yet Alexis is 4 years younger than Julian…LOL.
I can still remember Liesl saying how much worse Nathan’s father was than Victor Cassadine.

Celia
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Celia

We shall see by Dr. O’s reaction when she comes face to face with Valentin if he is, indeed, Nathan’s father.

Shay
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Shay

Now that would be something worth tuning in to see, CeeCeeGirl! “Frankenjelly’s” recent obsession with pushing their latest pet, Hayden—and her so-called backstory—has been such a turnoff for me, I’ve been abstaining from GH for months now….as if Nina, Val, Jordan, Nurse Amy, the sadly-returned Sabs and all the other insipid newbies weren’t already enough to drive me away for good!!! But seeing Doctor O encountering Nathan’s “daddy” ala Valentin would be worth the price of admission, indeed!

Timmm
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Timmm

I just think Valentin is too young to be Nathan’s father. Plus, do you really think Valentin and Lisel had sex? I think Valentin is way out of her league!

Timmm
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Timmm

Cee, will FINALLY get our Valentin! He looks VERY evil. He might make Helena look like a pussy cat!

Celia
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Celia

Tee-hee with delight, my Timmmbo. I hope so! I want a meanie on stage. I wish we could get Faison back as a double treat. He bedevils me in the most hilarious way. Plus, Anders Hove is Nordic—-my people!! LOL.

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm…..Given Dr. O’s terrified reaction to the mention of Nathan’s “real” father, I’ve always surmised that her son was a product of a sexual assault, not a romance. If Valentin was lurking in the shadows of the legitimate Cassadines’ lives, he may have felt a good way to take down Victor was to force himself upon his intended ladylove, Liesl. At least that’s the vibe I’ve sensed from her…this is a woman who doesn’t scare easily, and yet she is obviously totally spooked by the evil truth about Nathan’s paternity.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’ll have to see the proof of his promise to come in “loud and serious.” Hasn’t happened with Bree Williamson. And Laura and Kevin? Just a brief peek on Tue.–why start the Nikolas “story,” the Bree “story” (with Nathan), when the potential is there for the very best actor–Genie Francis is languishing–and Genie–with full contract–twisting in the proverbial wind? Can’t figure TPTB out at all. They let so much slip between their fingers while peppering the screen with so many new characters/actor replacements that we can’t keep up? Bad planning, bad timing–makes for bad “drama” (read “no drama at all”).… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

Yes! I hope it is true that Stuart will turn out to be Valentin. I have always wanted to see the man who terrified Helena Cassadine. What would even be better would be the revelation that Valentin killed Helena.

Aria
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Aria

well at least he’s connected to a major family on the show so hopefully Laura will have major airtime. V

Shell
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Shell

True it would be nice to see Laura have more air time. But heaven forbid Laura have something non-Cassidine and non-Luke related to do. (Beecher’s Corners, Campus Disco) I wish they would give her a story line that didn’t involve them or her health. Her character shines best in the stories where Laura was allowed to have a job or a project. As a young woman she worked for ELQ. In her 30’s she had a job she loved. Or at least show her with Kevin more and let it eventually branch into another hospital job for her….anything. If they… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

And maybe Laura will become a stripper for Sonny! Everything you dont want her to do, THATS what she is known for! She will ALWAYS be connected to Luke! If she wasnt she wouldnt be back on the show! I like her and Kevin’s story but the writers just dont know anything they can do to make it interesting! I love Genie but its over!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Your are echoing my sentiments exactly–GIVE GENIE/LAURA SOMETHING TO DO. All of your suggestions are GREAT!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

Let the games begin!

Celia
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Celia

Yes, Tomas. I like that! Let the games begin.
I bet Valentin is hiding out in Greece, at the Cassadine ‘hold’.

k/kay
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k/kay

Oh my god the man is drop dead gorgeous! Ouch l Lordy I have never seen this man act but God almighty he is drop dead in yourbtracks

k/kay
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k/kay

So good luck to you bud whoa

Celia
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Celia

WOW!!

k/kay
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k/kay

Sorry Cee but the man turns my toes up God he spells sexuality he is just a turn on now can he act? Lol

k/kay
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k/kay

As for Laura that ship sailed their is a issue with her and ABC

k/kay
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k/kay

He reminds me of my husband not a pretty boy just has that sexual thing going on! I like it

Harry
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Harry

Kay he’s also a good actor. He was really good as Will Cortlandt.
Good choice. What do you know about Genie and ABC? Come on, spill!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Kay….I get it !!!!! That’s why I’m “wowing” you. More power to you…you go, girl !!!!

Patrick
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Patrick

forthright is best

LOL

I saw your post and wanted to thank you foremost… that he’s a handsome guy… this thread curled something else

I know… he can act… he was the end result of a big story on AMC… he was a good act on AMC

Celia
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Celia

Yeah, Kay….what Harry said….SPILL.
I seem to remember you saying, way back, that your brother-in-law worked at ABC. Was that you, or another poster? Enlighten us!! C’mon, Kay!! LOL.

Shay
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Shay

@k/kay…..Just so they keep him away from Alexis…..he fits her typical “turns up her toes” template, too!!!!

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

He is quite the competent actor. He would’ve, also, been an excellent Julian. Imo. He’ll knock it out of the park. I’ve seen his work before. Mostly prime time gigs.

su0000
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su0000

ok- ”’Is James Patrick Stuart About To Bring Villainy To New Heights On General Hospital?” No. Jean and Shelly are weak writers and could not a ‘villain’ justice. If he is indeed a Cassidine that will be a very good thing, I would like that. But- He can only be as treacherous as the writers can make him and to create a great dark villain can not be done by all writers. Great villains are layered and play in many directions, to keep all on gard. It will be interesting.. (most likely Finns medical dealer or to take over Nikolas… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

All very excellent propositions, su. I really want him to be Nathan’s father. I want Valentin to be an unscrupulous devil, who knows not he has a son.
But, when he finds out that Nathan is his son, he will make a complete transformation.
Oh, yeah! Pipe dreams. LOL.

Timmm
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Timmm

I agree Su, can these writers write a good Cassadine villain?

AJQ
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AJQ

Well this is just huge. I mean when you think about what will raise GH ratings and bring GH fans back to the show, first thing that comes to mind is a guy who was on AMC and who played Todd Gack on Seinfeld twenty years ago playing Valentin Cassadine, another new character. I mean it worked so well with Howarth, Stafford, Budig, they have really done wonders for ratings. And of course the recent must return of Michael Easton and that huge fan base of his that just raise GH to another level. Now Todd Gack playing a new… Read more »

Erick
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Erick

Your points are valid but what would raise ratings? I’m not sure anything would do it at this point. It is what it is….

AJQ
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AJQ

GH may be too far gone. But what is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result… Ron is gone a year, ratings are just about the same and Frank continues to bring on new characters and new actors as he tries more and more to make the other failed newbies like Howarth and Budig work. Friz is “huge”, just huge, so much “Buzz” on three soap sites and twitter, the majority of which come from the same handful of posters and accounts and what percentage are accounts associated with GH/ABC, working… Read more »

Sigrid :)
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Sigrid :)

FYI: James Patrick Stewart didn’t portray Todd Gack on Seinfeld. He portrayed a character named Brett. The actor who did portray Todd Gack is named John D’Aquino. 😉

Sigrid :)
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Sigrid :)

Oops! I misspelled James last name……should be Stuart not Stewart. Sorry!!!

AJQ
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AJQ

Wow, my Seinfeld memory is starting to fade. I knew he played the guy Elaine dated who loved Desperado and thought it was Gack. Gack was the guy who kept making bets he knew he would lose to date women.

Timmm
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Timmm

All true but AJQ, this character may be a Cassadine and THAT could make a difference!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Yes…Valentin-he will cause trouble for Nik and take over Windmere…and he is obsessed with Laura which will also put Kevin’s life in danger and will also reveal he had a child with Laura while she was in mental ward and unbeknownst to Laura-their son is already in PC-the guy who pretends to be interested in Kristina who is really trying to get info on Sonny for his father who is plotting against Sonny to takeover everything Sonny owns including Corinthos coffee-i smell something brewing there-lol….just kidding-lol

Celia
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Celia

Okay, Jimmy. I’ll buy that! It can’t be weirder than Fluke and all his strange trimmings.

Timmm
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Timmm

You miss Tony!

Timmm
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Timmm

Get your butt to L.A.! That is good stuff there Jimmy!

Celia
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Celia

This is said from a professional point of view; regardless of the rumors about him and Genie, that circulate. After all is said and done? I love Genie more. I am so enjoying the bits and pieces of her scenes with Kevin and Spencer….craving for more. LOL.
Talent is talent, and Genie is a powerful talent, as well.

Celia
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Celia

So clever, Jimmy. LOL. I can smell that coffee brewing, myself….with Baileys.
I, also, do smell a rat, though. Christina’s new beau is very iffy to me.

Timmm
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Timmm

And Cee, try snacking with pretzels while drinking your coffee and Baileys!

Aaron is connected to someone who is trying to get inside info on Sonny’s business. Not a bad job with Kristina being included in his “Inside” job! Feel sorry for her, though!

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm. Lol. I am sooooo NOT into this guy, Timmmy, that for a sec I didn’t know who you were talking about….forgot his name. I agree, Aaron struck me as a baddie from the get-go. I am starting to really get into Kristina…..I liked the other one much more. But, this girl is starting to win me over. She is really good. I saw her in an episode of LAW AND ORDER:SVU. i hope I am not confusing the show. Nevertheless, her acting moved me….stellar. I feel for her quandary, as well. It is obvious she’s not over Parker. And,… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I think Valentin’s introduction will be an instant success — how could it be anything else coming from the head writing team responsible for such “memorable” plots as Rachel Berlin (daughter of Raymond Berlin, master of the off-camera Ponzi scheme); Claudette, the green-card lovin’ French Canadian; the Weeping Nyad; Valerie walking her beat on third floor pediatrics just in time to arrest Finn; criminal mastermind Julian being stupid enough to believe that his menopausal wife is pregnant; and a two men fighting over Kiki of all people.

Paging Ron Carlivati stat…

Brian
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Brian

I love it lol. Not everything has been bad though. I do prefer Ron’s writing style to the current writers.

Celia
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Celia

Too funny, Alan. Every storyline is flawed with a myriad of inconsistencies.
From what I remember of Greek Mythology, a Nyad or Naiad, is a water nymph….so, it would be fair to say she was always wet….thus, weeping. LOL.
This must be one of the most stupid names ever given to an inanimate object since Naiads are well known to be femmes fatales……perilous, and simply do not cry. I suppose this particular piece was a phenomenon?

Alan
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Alan

Here’s hoping that ridiculous Weeping Nyad doesn’t become GH’s version of Y&R’s Grudgeon Reliquary (anybody remember that mess…?)

Celia
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Celia

@Alan.
Yup…..or that calamitous elephant (DOOL).

Omar
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Omar

Very talented actor and it is great to have the legacy of the Cassadines back..This is probably tie to the Laura storyline which features Kevin, helping find the riddle that Helena left her..Laura and Kevin have great chemistry. Hope they get more screen time!

Most likely the head writers will drop the ball and make this another anti climatic storyline! GH does not “WOW ” anymore like the previous head writer did!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

WE are all hoping for more screen time for Laura and Kevin–but what’s this about ABC and Genie Francis? Are they so small-minded that they can’t let bygones be bygones –if Genie was willing to come back after all they–and TG–put her through–blacklisting her, etc.,–why can’t they give their viewers what they obviously want? Genie is just waiting to break loose and let it rip–I saw it again today as she interacted with “Spencer”–her quizzical expressions and her sparkling smile–and that great laugh of hers. But, alas, TPTB seem determined to extinguish any spark of her original character. Can’t believe… Read more »

Erick
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Erick

Theo was the Balkan’s real name. Thanks, I really wanted to be reminded of that story.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Nathan go meet your new daddy.

Celia
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Celia

Ah, Lou; you think he is Nathan’s Dada, too? I have been saying this for so long now. No one ever pays attention to what I say, though. LOL.
Kidding aside, I don’t feel so ‘alone’ with my views, now.

lou piikes
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lou piikes

Don’t worry Celia I got your back. If he isn’t Nathan’s I’ll buy you a lollipop. Lol

Timmm
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Timmm

You shouldnt say “No One” my little firecracker!

Celia
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Celia

I love watermelon flavor, Lou. Thanks.

Celia
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Celia

@Timmm.
You’re right, my champion. You’re always there when I need you. XXOO

Belle
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Belle

These ladies are really weak writers. We need strong writers for these soaps!

Letemeatc8ke
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Letemeatc8ke

Yes!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m volunteering! Any other takers? Harry, come on! 🙂

curacaoman
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curacaoman

I am sure the story will be underwhelming

Ces
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Ces

lol! I’m with you.

GH1980
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GH1980

Some of these comments really crack me up. Every GH comments section for months, years in some cases, was full of people complaining about how they needed to get rid of Ron Carlivati as head writer, cause he had ruined GH, blah, blah, blah, and all the other nonsense. Now we have people complaining about the current writers, and asking for Carlivati back. What’s next, asking for Bob Guza back? Another guy that people were looking to run off the show for years. You can’t make this stuff up, lol. And then of course if they brought back Carlivati, Guza,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Hello, GH1980. I have only been watching for two years. I, among most, am not complaining ……we/I are critiquing. You must be so proud to be a long-time viewer and fan; and, yes, you are so correct…..I have said, myself, many a time that I’ll take all soaps with all their flaws than not have any shows at all. If this forum had been available decades ago, I am sure the same ‘complaining’ as you put it, would have also been going on. ‘Tis human nature to react to what we see. I have been watching soaps with my Gran… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

Thank you for your response. I agree with your sentiments. I think it’s legitimate to critique and I think people on this forum have also been good at saying what they like about he show too.

Celia
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Celia

@Melissa. The thanks should go to you, Melissa. I speak my mind, and I perceive myself as being quite fair when I discuss anything on these sites. Needless to say, it is demoralizing when the few who think to admonish our writing in subtle ways , what they say goes in one ear and out the other. If I am not leaning anything by what they say, they, then there is no point. Obviously, many of us derail but, when it is done with a sense of humor; ‘all is well that ends well’. I appreciate the fact that you… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I agree GH1980. All critics all the time. Tedious…

Melissa
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Melissa

When Ron first came to GH he saved it. He brought back veterans we all missed; loosened the grip of the mob and reinstated the Nurses Ball. I think most of us were vocal then about what a great job he was doing. But he did go off the rails eventually, especially with the Fluke storyline. The pacing of stories was really off and he brought back two major characters only to kill them off again. Storylines faded for weeks or were dropped all together. But I always appreciated that he revived GH and brought it back from the brink… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Count me in also as a 36+ viewer! And, we are on the same page (of course!) re Genie–agree fully: “if it gets Genie onscreen more, it’s all positive for me” also.
We know a great actress when we see one–and we’ve seen plenty of proof over these 36+ years, haven’t we?

GH1980
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GH1980

Hi Nancy, always good to hear from another longtime viewer! We’ve certainly seen GH through the ups and downs, the good, the bad and the ugly. I’ve been a huge fan of Genie since the first time I saw her. Such a beautiful, radiant, classy woman, and a great actress on top of it, which she’s shown so many times over the years when given quality material. Sadly, she hasn’t been given much this time around. I’m liking the storyline possibilities of Laura and Kevin together, it’s been wonderful to see Jon Lindstrom back in the fold again, as well.… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

That was a very sweet reply GH1980. Thank YOU for being such a pleasant person. 🙂

Rodd
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Rodd

I guess I should be excited. This character could mean more air time for Laura, Nic, Dr. O, and Nathan.

But as I look over the GH canvas of Characters, I’m looking for who the hero in supposed to be in this cast; someone over 35 as the lead.

Aren’t soaps suppose to have a leading man who is the hero? Heck, I’m not even sure who the lead heroine is supposed to be.

And now a definite villain is coming on; yet, another one.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

You said it!

janet Byrnes
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janet Byrnes

Every character on this show is a villain. WTH is so different about him ?

The more we complain about the evil mob, now even Anna a killer albeit one who is now in bed with the mob. We get Another evil Cassidine ?

I for one will NOT be coming back to see this. Even Laura couldn’t get me to do that.

Timmm
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Timmm

See ya!

janet Byrnes
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janet Byrnes

bye bye!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Proving my point once again–we beg for Laura–STILL don’t get her–though she has a “contract.” Where’s the logic in that? None whatsoever.

jeremy
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jeremy

Awesome!!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

It really amazes me how ungrateful SOME soap fans can be! Not all, but SOME. I mean, here we have this handsome actor who can ACT who may be part of the Cassadines and will draw major front burner talent to the forefront and what do we get here, people threatening to quit watching the show, people bashing the writers or saying how Genie BETTER be involved! If I were a waiter in this restaurant I would QUIT! Kudos to GH1980, who said it best, he or she is just happy GH is still on. Amen!

su0000
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su0000

hey Timmm !
I am luvin him 😉

Tivette
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Tivette

Ditto!

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

PREACH.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

The operative word here is “can.” I say prove it.

Allen saint james
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Allen saint james

The show needs a villain who is a villain while multi layered he still a dastardly villain who is evil. Every character doe not have to have redeeming qualities. It’s been far too long since someone the whole canvas could get together against came to town. Thanks. Bring it on

su0000
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su0000

Valentin Cassadine is the previously unknown son of Mikkos Cassadine and an unknown woman. According to his step-mother, Helena, he is more treacherous than any other Cassadine. He was disowned by Mikkos years ago and hadn’t been heard from since. Helena sought him out thinking she could control him, but she was very wrong.
Helena made a confession to her grandson, Nikolas and Luke that Valentin was a major threat and he wouldn’t stop until he destroyed both the Cassadines and the Spencers.

On July 1, Soap Opera Digest confirmed that he is set to debut on July 8.

Celia
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Celia

So then, su, when Dr. O said Nathan’s father was so much worse than Victor…..the worst, in fact ; do you think she meant Valentin?

su0000
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su0000

Hi Celia..
that is the way it looks..

I really really really hope J&S don’t turn this magnificent Cassidine into a powder puff as they did poor Sonny..(they castrated my Sonny and are carrying his cojones in their purses 🙁 🙁
I hope they can write the dark cassadine evile! put some oomph into the devil himself..LOL

Vicki
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Vicki

Love this new blood if it gets the vets more screen time. This may not be the most popular choice but I would like to see Valentin v Nicholas w Liz mixed in. I will say the writers need to back off this Webber family history redux. While Franco and Liz may be interesting I want Liz and Sam’s story’s away from each other. Enough is enough and if they have Liz w Franco we will have Jason telling Liz he will take Jake away from her.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

I’m waiting for the “ooomph”–been waiting SO very long. 🙂

jen
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jen

That’s the Despardo guy from Seinfield…and Guy from Fraser

Christy
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Christy

Why does he keep being referred to by three names…. like criminals? Ha

I figure he is yet another uncle to nicholas. We’ve already seen his fathef a few times… how many times has he “died” now?

The Nicholas temp reminds me more or one of the AJ replacements in the past. Either way, Nik kissing Ava…. blech

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Sad news to report. Ben Jorgensen who played Kevin Sheffield on All My Children has past away at 51 years old. My understanding is it was suicide. I have heard he suffered from Bipolar disorder but as I have not spoke to him in years I do not know all the details. I just want to remember the good times we had on the set of All My Children 24 years ago. He was a good guy and had the courage to play a gay teenager on tv back when it was nowhere near as common to have representation as it is today. He was part of an award winning storyline…but mostly we just had some good times back then…my condolences go out to his friends and family. Please everybody hang in there and reach out for help if you need it. #Actor #Filmmaker #BenJorgensen #BenMonk #Life#Death#AllMyChildren #Suicide #sad #rest

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Chadwick Boseman passed away late last week at the age of 43 from colon cancer – a battle he kept silent about for the last four years of life.

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No one could be more intertwined with Boseman’s career than that of his fellow Black Panther star, Michael B. Jordan.  For Jordan took over the role of Reggie Porter on All My Children from Boseman after the late actor lasted one week, following standing up to, and addressing concerns, of racial stereotypes in the way that the part was written.  Reggie was introduced to Pine Valley as a gang member in 2003.  As previously reported it was Boseman who helped the soap opera improve the role that Jordan took over with some recommendations.

Now Michael B. Jordan has written a heartfelt remembrance of Chadwick that he shared on his Instagram, and what he has meant to his life, including how he showed him how to be better, to honor purpose and create legacy.

Read below Michael’s post:

“I’ve been trying to find the words, but nothing comes close to how I feel. I’ve been reflecting on every moment, every conversation, every laugh, every disagreement, every hug…everything.

I wish we had more time.

One of the last times we spoke, you said we were forever linked , and now the truth of that means more to me than ever. Since nearly the beginning of my career, starting with All My Children when I was 16 years old you paved the way for me. You showed me how to be better, honor purpose, and create legacy. And whether you’ve known it or not…I’ve been watching, learning and constantly motivated by your greatness.

I wish we had more time.

Everything you’ve given the world … the legends and heroes that you’ve shown us we are … will live on forever. But the thing that hurts the most is that I now understand how much of a legend and hero YOU are. Through it all, you never lost sight of what you loved most. You cared about your family , your friends, your craft, your spirit. You cared about the kids, the community, our culture and humanity. You cared about me. You are my big brother, but I never fully got a chance to tell you, or to truly give you your flowers while you were here.

I wish we had more time.

I’m more aware now than ever that time is short with people we love and admire. I’m gonna miss your honesty, your generosity, your sense of humor, and incredible gifts. I’ll miss the gift of sharing space with you in scenes. I’m dedicating the rest of my days to live the way you did. With grace, courage, and no regrets. “Is this your king!?” Yes . he . is!  Rest In Power Brother.”

What do you think of Michael’s tribute to Chadwick and how they have been interconnected dating back to 2003 and All My Children? Comment below.

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