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Jason Thompson Relates To GH Scrubs Fans: "You Kept The Fire Stoked For Many Years. I Hope You Enjoy The Next Month Of Story."

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

Photo Credit: Sue Coflin/Max Photos

This past week saw major casting news confirmed in the soap world.  Five-time Daytime Emmy nominee Jason Thompson, who just wrapped his ten-year run on General Hospital, is indeed headed over to CBS’ The Young and the Restless as the new Billy Abbott.

But before he hit the airwaves in Genoa City, it looks like GH Scrubs fans may be in for a long awaited treat!  “Scrubs” is the name for the enduring and passionate fan base who have stood by the coupling of Patrick and Robin (Kimberly McCullough) all of these years. With Kimberly McCullough back on-screen in upcoming episodes the stage looks to be set for some major emotional drama for this long-suffering du0.

After it was revealed that his new soap home will be Y&R, Thompson took to Twitter to first acknowledge the General Hospital fans for their unwavering support.  Jason related:  “I will forever cherish my time at GH. Again, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your support. #LifeLongFriends”.   Next,  he followed up with a tweet that previewed what may be to come:  “A special shout out to the #Scrubs fans!! You kept the fire stoked for many years. I hope you enjoy the next month of story. @whitewatercrew”

So, how do you hope the story ends for Patrick and Robin?  Are you encouraged by Jason’s tweet that Scrubs fans will get to see their beloved duo together and in a happy place …  or …  could it be that things will be left in an ultimate cliffhanger?   Share your thoughts in the comment section below?

 

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Melissa
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Melissa

Ugh…too little too late…The Robin story is
a mess..and leaving like Steve for the competition
Boo….yep I’m bitter..

carrie
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carrie

I totally agree Melissa! I am not happy either. I think they want us to give the new writers a chance the actors should do the same.

Renee
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Renee

Feel so sorry for Emma!! I don’t want her to leave. But Geez a horrible experience with her so called parents. I was never a,scrub fan.
I watch Young n Restless too. They should Billy A. die. Don’t see Jason Thompson as Billy A at all. Not excited at all. The X GH producer Jill Farren Phelps who lured Steve Burton away has now hired Jason. She should have made a new character for him.

Linda
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Linda

I agree, Renee, they should have just have Billy Abbott die, way too many tries and it just does not work..I watch both of the shows also and Jason just does not fit with the Billy character, IMO..I hope that fans are kinder than they were to Burgess tho..They were down right cruel at times with him..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I hope this is their last attempt at finding a facsimile of Billy A, Linda…..one who can carry the character through, and be accepted. He does not have to be a replica of Billy Miller, no comparison here; but enough of a personality to put his own spin on the character for us to assimilate some of Billy A’s characteristics. I think Thompson can do that. We have all seen it as he portrays Patrick, albeit I am not liking him right now. He is not being fair to Sam. And, although Sam can be quite distasteful to me, she… Read more »

Debi Morris
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Debi Morris

Hopefully GH will send Patrick and Robin off in say witness protection happily with each other. The fans deserve that if they are both leaving. Please leave Emma with Anna, she is an awesome little ray of sunshine and a talented actress. Patrick and Robin will be missed.

Penny Sullivan
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Penny Sullivan

I agree, Debi!

su0000
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su0000

The reason Patrick was not set free from Robin, after she left was because of the Scrub Fans still wanting them together.. It killed off the Patrick character. he should have reverted to is first years without Robin, a start over- a vivid dating Patrick, then Patrick would have been a really great character.. The scrub fans are the fault of Patrick’s demise, and the fault of the writers for catering to the scrub fans.. Robin/Kim wanted, by her request, to be killed off, go out in a bang.. It was a mistake to keep her alive/bring her back because… Read more »

davlestev1
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davlestev1

su0000 i’m READY to see the new BillyAbbot..JT can cry with the best of female actresses and feel a moment just as well..CONGRATS Y&R..GH stole some good ones..you know how to replace them..LOL

Jules
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Jules

If what you say is true, I, a Scrubs fan, would like to be FIRST in line to take the blame.

I’m getting the ending I wanted 3 years ago. I don’t care what happened in between- “killing the character of Patrick”, as you so believe. I’m letting all that go. finally, my favourite couple will be safely off screen where I get to fantasize a happily ever after. I had 7 great, albeit rocky at times, years with them. It’s time.

And no, KMc never wanted Robin to be killed off. That is completely untrue.

su0000
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su0000

hi Jules.. Robin did want to be killed off; snipit- TVSource Magazine; ”In an interview with The Daily Beast, McCullough revealed that after deciding to depart the show in the fall of 2011, she suggested to then-executive producer Jill Farren Phelps, that GH kill the beloved character.” Kimberly McCullough (Robin) Daily Beast; After attending a prestigious directing workshop for women at the American Film Institute, McCullough asked Phelps to write her off so that she could pursue her directing career. Wanting closure for herself and the character, McCullough suggested that Robin die because it wouldn’t make sense for the surgeon… Read more »

Jules
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Jules

I can’t post the link here because it’s not permitted, but you can see on youtube in 2012 at their (with Jason) Brokerage event that Kimberly specifically says she would have been devastated if they would have permanently killed Robin off. She always wanted to feel like she could come back and that the tie wasn’t permanently severed.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So that’s the reason: “The Scrubs fans wanted them together.”
I’m remembering (in my nightmares! lol) that certain of us fans wanted the Laura and Luke together–we got Fluke (and the disastrous 52nd anniv. show) instead.
So much for THAT theory, I guess, huh?

Linda Sterbuck
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Linda Sterbuck

I hope they replace Patrick with another actor. If they don’t replace him then let Emma stay with Anna. I would hate to see Brooklyn lose her job. She is such a sweetheart.

mary
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mary

I would like to see the robin part just be done with. Jason and Kimberly have moved on from GH and time to let them go. But not Emma she is one hell of an actress reminds me of Kimberly when she was little

Harry
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Harry

I agree, Mary and I love Robin. But her constant comings and goings have taken a toll.
Celebrity Laundry is posting that there is a rumor that Michael Muhney will be a Patrick recast. This is only a rumor and I won’t believe it until I see it here first.
But that would be amazing casting. Michael Muhney would not play Patrick like a big giant sponge.

Martha
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Martha

Scrubs going off together would be wonderful but please oh please figure out a way to leave Emma on the show. She and Anna are pure gold.

Joe
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Joe

Jason now can go play with the woman who almost killed GH jFP have fun as she burns that house down before Sony steps in.

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

Pat and Rob will leave with the help of Robert Scorpio-witness protection program like i said before…Emma should go with them…some scrub fans cried Robin would never abandon her child so if she stayed with Anna you would have both parents abandoning her this time…but if Helene is really dead there would be no need for the witness protection program…so my next guess is some health type epidemic in some other country and this time Robin and Patrick leave together to help but leaves Emma with Anna so not to risk her getting ill?

Dawn
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Dawn

They better leave together. 3 years of getting screwed is enough.

tim S
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tim S

Amen… it will be a good happily ever after. .they deserve it.. I trust the writers will be true to both of these characters.

su0000
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su0000

hi..
Soaps never ever have ”happy ever afters”
I think no happy ever after’s is the soap opera’s #1 rule– no happy endings..
We will see ..

((soaps are dramas of tragedies, after all )) LOL 🙂

lisa
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lisa

too much damage. if they are not going to recast Patrick should be killed off saving his wife and child. Emma please stay. love that actress!

nyca81
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nyca81

I hope Robin & Patrick stay together even if they have to disappear leaving Emma behind with Anna

Lex
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Lex

So glad Robin and Patrick are getting their happy ending.

Sam and Patrick never grabbed my attention like Scrubs did.

Best of luck to JT on Y&R. I’m sure he’ll do great.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

So am I–it’s about time!
PS Loving that Mac showed up–it’s a no brainer–Anna and Mac working together–and finally TPTB (read writers) gave Anna her brain back. And Finola and Mac looked hot and ready to rock, didn’t they? Now I am waiting for Robert to show up!

su0000
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su0000

ohh gee.. Of course Patrick & Robin will walk off into the sunset with Emma, after somewhat kind of drama of survival., they survive.. During that time Jason will get his memory back, due to being involved with Robin and Scorpio/ the action will bring him back. Anna will be happy to have Drake family back together. Sam will be sticking her nose into everyone’s business and totally annoying me, to get Jason to love her, again. Liz and Jason will be ok.. Jason will understand why Liz did what she did because even when he finds out and gets… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Please, everyone- enjoy the ‘autocorrect’ have a laff or 2 at the ”smart” of it 🙂

Patrick
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Patrick

“Jason” and ELQ shares. the one thing that pissed me off; when Jason blurted out to Nicholas… that his 12 shares will be ( i think ) returned to Tracy and the Quartermaines… and therby giving the Q’s the majority back in the fold. so… it’s now here nor their… for Nicholas Cassadine Empire? I hope not! and yeah, i’m in the minority… Tyler Christopher as a bad boy is FUN period I am so annoyed tho… (will Nicholas ever get his chance to one up or bring them down a peg or two) Sam and her super sleuthing… snore… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hey Patrick,, you are right on ! I miss RC’s humor !! I miss RC’s mysteries, the whodunit I miss TC intrude I miss Rc, the Master of twist & turns, the on the edge suspense I miss RC’s surprise shocker – the WOW moments.. The love and kiss kiss and nosey people of J&S have offered no, no intrigue none at all SNOOOOZE ,, — RC would be kickin azz with Nicholas and the Q’s/ Jason Helena would have never be withering weak with tubes up her nose, she would have been delivering some hard drama, some dangerous thrills,… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Did I read that correctly? Did you say “Nina and Franco will bring the only excitement”?
Well, bite your tongue–yet again!

Shay
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Shay

@nancy dillingham…..Apparently, some people’s definition of “excitement” varies greatly from ours!

Harry
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Harry

Patrick once was a character who made things happen but through terrible writing he became a character to whom things happened. I totally understand why he’s leaving.

Jen R.
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Jen R.

Have the reunion,have them go off for awhile,recast Patrick,think up a reason Robin cannot return,then Patrick and Emma come back to town. As stated earlier Emma could stay with Anna while Patrick and Robin go off on that long awaited trip/honeymoon.

I like Emma and Spencer,it’s cute to see them together.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Just read Soapzone’s news and gossip for the week. Looks like Emma WILL stay back with Anna
PS You’ve got it just right, Harry, per usual, re what should happen to the characters.

aria
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aria

my wish is for little emma to stay, can’t believe we have to loose her too, hope they find a way to keep her around, but its doubtful, so i’ll miss her, as for jason thompson, just like steve burton, adios, see you never, unless you return to GH.

su0000
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su0000

hi aria..
I highly doubt the writers will split up the Drake family..
The 3, the family belong together..
Emma is hardly ever seen, anyways..
Anna can not play mother to Emma and have Emma in her
whirlwind dangerous life.. not a good place for Emma to be and turning Anna into a do nothing grandma would kill the Anna character..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“The three belong together,” eh? Well, I thought Luke and Laura “belonged together,” as you say–what happened there? They were ONLY the most romantic, exciting couple that ever was written on GH–and they “saved” the show from cancellation to boot (along with Gloria Monty and the writers, of course).

Fanny
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Fanny

My wish as well…Anna & Emma R perfectly paired…
As I mentioned before…Anna has too large a home
to live in it alone.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

And, a large heart, my sweet lady.

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee…Sweetheart, how true that is… She’s pure of heart &
as much as Emma,Patrick & Robin belong together…I sincerely
wish she stays in Port Charles with Anna.
Hope you and your family had a blessed thanksgiving..happy &
healthy as it should always be.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Thank you, Fanny….likewise, mon amie.

Rose
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Rose

Fanny…Anna and Scorpio had their times they were MIA when “sweet” Robin was Emma’s age. However, many times when you are the grandmother, you do a way better of parenting than when you were the Mom. It’s not the perfect family scenerio, but until Patrick and Robin do what ever they are going to do, I’d like very much to see Emma stay with Anna if she’s going to stay in Port Charles. Besides Anna, Emma has a community of people who care about her. And I’m sure Spenser will never leave her alone in the park again. And who… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

@Rose…. This would be a perfect scenario for Anna like a
“Do Over” of sorts….

Beth
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Beth

I like Robin and Patrick, though I can’t say I’ve watched GH regularly over the years, and I thought Jason Thompson’s tweet was very sweet. When you’re a fan of a couple and your soap has messed with them in some pretty stupid ways, you appreciate one of the actors in the pairing cheering on the couple and appreciating the fans. I thought it was classy, and I might even tune in just to see Scrubs if GH does right by them.

Wilda Kerney
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Wilda Kerney

Beth, you said that very well. My understanding is that little Emma will be staying on with Anna. What gets me is that everyone with their “opinions” haven’t realized that what ever happens to Patrick is already done, written, and in the can! Which means that anything we write or argue about can’t change what has been already done. Jason Thompson has shot his last scenes, we just have to wait and watch how it plays out.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey Wilda, I think the majority of us DO recognize that “Patrick is already done, written, and in the can.” However, we like to share our opinions, don’t you?

Candy Lou
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Candy Lou

i hope they get back together and if he is leaving then the two of them should go off happily ever after. Emma should be with them too, but i love the little girl on GH. but they are a family

joann
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joann

Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

joann
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joann

I hope she explains what happened and that he will be willing to listen. She was tryig to protect her family. Hope they all leave together.

Anita
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Anita

I’d like to see Patrick & Robin reconnect, even if they don’t leave Port Charles together. I’d love to have Robin back, and tho I hate to think of the family split up, I really want Emma to stay !!!! She’s a precious one & should be part of Port Charles well into the future !!!

luisa
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luisa

don’t really care recast him, he’ll be back

Walter
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Walter

If we lose Emma, maybe Brooklyn could come back as a new character?

Jeannie case
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Jeannie case

Can’t wait to see a HAPPILY ever after if he’s gotta go at least give us a SCRUBS ending worth waiting for!!! I love Jason Thompson but I can’t see him as Billy Abbott Jill Faren Phillips Ruined Billys character along time ago GH couldve made a good storyline for Patrick without another woman SCRUBS will forever be my favorite COUPLE so let’s hope the writers give us what we want!! Good Luck Jason but you should’ve never followed Jill she’s gonna mess you up just like she has everyone else’s character on Y&R look at poor ole Sharon &… Read more »

Jeannie
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Jeannie

Hopefully they find away to keep Emma on the show! Great little actress!

Judy R.
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Judy R.

I have never been a “Robin” fan….I think she was a better actress when she was 5 years old ! However…Jason Thompson has been one of the best GH adds in decades…very talented actor and “Emma” is an absolute doll and has a very promising career, she is extremely talented !!!!!! I’m having trouble understanding why Jason Thompson would leave GH for another soap ?? I could understand if he was moving to prime time which would be easy for him because he can really act !!!!!

sonniorsolita
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sonniorsolita

It’s funny that there seemed to be such a huge fan outcry against the storyline in that many felt Robin would never leave her daughter, Emma. And now there seem to be a lot of calls to have Robin and Patrick leave town — but leave Emma behind. I get that there’s affection for the young actress, but storywise I really don’t think it would satisfy.

Timmm
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Timmm

First: There will be no recasting. Think about it, they left Robin off canvas for so long if they were interested in keeping the Drakes on the show it would have happened and it didnt. Second: If they were going to recast Patrick it would only be if Kim was staying and she is not. Besides, Jason Thompson was great and I’m willing to bet a new actor wouldnt please most of the GH fans. Let it go! Third: We love little Emma BUT she belongs with her MOM and DAD! we have been saying this for years! Let her… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Hi Timmm..
I agree.. there will be no recasting of Patrick..
Outside of sparse friends he has no ties to GH Port Charles, any longer..
There is nobody, there is nothing for him in Port Charles to even give him a story.
the Patrick character has been a placeholder since Robin left..
A recast would be a huge fail …

Yes, Emma belongs with Patrick oh and Robin too..

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey, how about bringing Greg Vaugh back as Lucky (a role he once played) now that he has left DAYS–THE SPENSER FAMILY BELONGS TOGETHER ALSO–LOL. (Is there an echo in the room?)

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm…..How right you are that Emma belongs with (both) Patrick and Robin! Today’s episode certainly made that abundantly clear! I realize that there are many viewers who are enamored of this little miss, but she has always come off as a bratty, whiny, overbearing annoyance to me…..hence I would love to see her off with her parents for a quintessentially “happily ever after” ending for the entire Drake family unit. As you say, Emmae can always visit Anna in the future if she is considered to be that indispensable to viewers….furthermore, I cannot imagine any suitable scenario that would leave… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Having said that Shay, MAYBE Emma is better off with Anna! Did you see the other day when Patrick sent Emma off to a sleep over? Mind you, the girl was just snatched a couple weeks ago in the park. Patrick opens up the door, says goodbye to the little angel and closes the door behind him! Why the hell, even if she had never been taken before, doesnt he walk her to the car OR at least watch her get into it safely? DUMB!

Sophie
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Sophie

Have been a gh fan for fifty years. It has been painful for me to watch the storylines deteriorate in the last few years. The stories have gone from fantasies to pure absurdity that I can’t follow or have little interest in doing so for the most part. I DVR regularly and find it tedious to go through them all. I’m just not enjoying them. The show is a part of my life but I’m so disappointed in it.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

A long-timer here, also, Sophie!

k/kay
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k/kay

My wish for 2016 is that GH & Y&R will use their casting department and quit running thru the parking lot poaching actors it has grown tiresome. FYI Just because your ratings our up does not mean the quality of the show is.

Jones
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Jones

Seriously Y & R get your own actors and actresses quit taking them from GH !!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Mark Teshner’s casting in days of old used to be spot on–not so much, anymore, I’m afraid.

JB
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JB

Does anyone know if the executives at GH have said anything about what will happen to Emma?

Rose
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Rose

I can’t see how they would keep her around if both parents are not on screen. But maybe if we are lucky they can have her visiting her grandma since Anna is still around.

Eileen
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Eileen

Yay! I knew JT loves his scrubs just as much as we do. Long love Patrick & Robin and their daughter Emma.

Elite Advisors
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Elite Advisors

If GH is smart, they should write the character off with Robin for a while….wait and see how things “shake out” with Jill & Co….

If he has a 2 year contract, he will be running back to GH by then….and then perhaps GH will get some good writers back and create a great story line for him to come back.

DomSmythe
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DomSmythe

Robin is a legacy character and KMc a phenomenal actress. She has survived thru various writing/producing regimes because of her talent, charisma and chemistry with all of her co-stars. She was part of three supercouples: Robin & Stone, J&R and Scrubs. In short, she’s a legacy character. Patrick and his portrayer JT was compelling as part of Scrubs, but otherwise uninteresting. There’s a reason Patrick was on screen less and less after KMc left in 2012. Frankly, Patrick is not important enough to recast. Scrubs fans got a few great years (2005-2009), but also some bad, OOC storylines. For e.g.… Read more »

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Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

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