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Jeffrey Vincent Parise Cast As Man From Sabrina's Past On General Hospital! Will He Break up Sabrina and Patrick?

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ABC

Photo Credit: Getty Images/ABC

Watch out Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)! There is trouble ahead for you and your boyfriend, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) when a new resident to Port Charles appears on the scene!

Today according to General Hospital, actor Jeffrey Vincent Parise will play the new GH character named Carlos.  What we do know about Carlos is, he is a man from Sabrina’s past, who shows up in town just as things are going so well for the nurse and her boyfriend, Dr. Patrick Drake.   Carlos will shake up Port Charles and become a new threat to the couple’s blossoming romance.  Looks like someone will be trying to break the duo up … and it won’t be just Britt!

But another big clue to his character was also revealed by Access Hollywood, in that. “Carlos ties are beyond his connection to Sabrina but also into the murky waters of the Port Charles underworld!”

Parise is set to make his General Hospital debut in mid-to-late September.  He just began filming his first scenes on Tuesday.  Jeffrey has previously appeared on Days of our Lives in 2007 and the ABC hit series, Castle!

So, is Carlos the boyfriend from Sabrina’s past that she left behind? Is Carlos tied into the Jerome crime family? Do you think with Carlos on board this could be part of a way to break up Sabrina and Patrick to make way for the returning Robin?  Share your thoughts on the casting news!


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  1. Rod

    August 28, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    Yes ruin Patrick & Sabrina and take Sabrina out of Port Charles!!! ZZZZZZZZZZ

    • Shay

      August 28, 2013 at 8:13 pm

      Alas, I fear our dreams will not be realized…it appears like “she” will be sticking around PC…..with or without Patrick! So, will we have yet another “older man” to make a complete fool of himself with Miss “Disney Channel?” Today’s display with Patrick and “Sappy” at the hospital was cringeworthy….looked like a high school couple stealing some kissyface between classes….as if they should have been making out underneath the bleachers instead. YUCK!!! >: p

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

        Why do you watch it if its so cringworthy? Sabrina looks younger than her years. So do a lot of other people btw, must be the California air!!! Get over it!!!

    • gemma

      September 12, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      Why are you guys so cruel?

      • Shay

        September 13, 2013 at 3:01 am

        Not cruel, just blatantly honest! When you feel that a certain “element” is ruining an otherwise enjoyable program, you feel compelled to speak out….particularly when you can see that you are not alone in your convictions. Long before I posted here, I constantly read (not just at MF, but in many different places…) the extreme frustration many loyal GH fans were feeling about this particular person and her storyline. The majority of comments were overwhelmingly negative, and yet the ptb’s ignored our feelings and just kept forcing this character on us….they still refuse to listen! That is why I am so strident and determined in my message, although it is by no means the only issue I discuss regarding this soap.

    • kara anderson

      May 17, 2014 at 11:39 am

      Take her and run

  2. Fire Cartini

    August 28, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Come on MIchael. As if Sabrina stands a chance when Patrick sees Robin. Even you know that even if it would kill you to admit it.

    • mikey

      September 2, 2013 at 10:21 am

      the show has picked up fan’s except you of course because of you amrchair directing or writing

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm

        Thanks Mikey! Hells yeah!!!

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

      Sabrina stands an incredible chance. Patrick loves her. It’s not going to be an easy decision when Robin returns!

  3. Mind Bloggler

    August 28, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    He will probably be playing Sabrina’s adoptive father

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 8:55 pm

      What? He is 9 years older than her!

  4. su0000

    August 28, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    There are a few ways it could go, all we can do at this point is speculate..
    And there will be tons of speculations by the Speculators lol..
    I’m out of the waste of time of speculation, and will wait to hear/see what will be..
    However; I know I will be a fan of the handsome Jeffrey Vincent Parise / Carlos. 🙂
    ((( wow )))

    ( hope he will be a bad boy )

    • mrmr

      August 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

      You got that right girl. That guy has it going on. And here’s your plot twister… I think Patrick may even fall for this Jeffrey Vincent Parise guy.

      • Shay

        August 30, 2013 at 10:37 pm

        More likely, it will be Felix and/or Brad….LOL.

    • E.S.

      August 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

      I can’t wait to watch this hottie! I’ve seen him on CSI:NY!! My guess is he will be a bad boy! Thank GOD!! Sabrina would be lucky if Patrick and Carlos fight over her! Or as “mrmr” eluded, maybe it will be Sabrina and Patrick fighting over HIM!!

      • Angie B.

        August 30, 2013 at 1:24 pm

        If Patrick really does love Sabrina and isnt just using her as a play thing, temporary barbie stand in then I want to see him fight like a man against Carlos! I want to see some s#%^$! go down! Btw this Carlos is looking really suave.:)

    • FL

      August 30, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      FInally….a manly and handsome antagonist!! This will be a reason to start watching this show again!

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

        Yes he is, JVP is fine!!!

      • Lynn

        November 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm

        Carlos is why I’m watching.

  5. Mary SF

    August 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Well since they have brought in the Jerome crime family it wouldn’t be much of an outfit if the only guy in it is the guy running it– Julian. My guess he will be Julian’s enforcer like Sonny’s Jason was.

    • KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

      August 29, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      could be?

      He could be Julian right hand man

      Julian will use him to break up Sam and Silas

    • Elizabeth

      September 19, 2013 at 7:12 am

      It has already been posted in the spoilers that he is the enforcer for the Jerome’s and also said he is Sabrina’s brother.

  6. aria

    August 28, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    he’s hot, so much for nerdy sabrina scoring with patrick, she already had her own mchotty. okay so why did we feel sorry for her? was it because she wore glasses? now thats stupid!

    • Elizabeth

      September 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Saw this new guy today he is not even a little bit good looking or hot , Jim Caveizel of Person of Interest is good looking.

  7. fd

    August 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    There is nothing to break up since I never bought them as a couple. They are a forced contrived pairing and I never drank the kool aid. Sorry but it is insulting to even post this since the only thing important is Robin and hopefully Patrick grows a brain and finds her. No way would Patrick look at the childish nurse let alone making a choice between the nurse and Robin. It will always be Robin for Patrick. There is no competition not even withRC heavy handed writing . GH needs to cut their losses and keep the nurse far away from Robin and her family,

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:23 pm

      Apparently, you haven’t seen Sabrina lately, what a brain, and a killer bod, I might add, nothing childish…Patrick loves Sabrina…won’t be an easy decision…betcha!!!

      • ms Blackwood

        December 7, 2013 at 4:34 pm

        I agree sabrina is beautiful

    • ms Blackwood

      December 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

      Sebrina may look young but she is beautiful even with her glasses. She and Patrick makes a good couple Robin is old news now. But carlos is my man for sebrina

  8. Debs

    August 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I sure hope so. Sabrina never belonged with Patrick…such a mismatch. He needs someone who will challenge him. Sabrina won’t stand a chance against Robin anyway.

  9. Jules

    August 28, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Sabrina and Patrick could be ruined even BEFORE Robin comes back??? I’ll be tuning back in sooner if this happens!

  10. jimh(leave it to beaver)

    August 29, 2013 at 5:32 am

    He’ll probably be some sort of relative to Sabrina…maybe another old love interest for Ava…But itll be Robin who breaks up Pat and Sab…unless Robin turns out to be an imposter from one of crazy Dr.Os experiments…or maybe Robert finally wakes up from his coma, rescues Robin, and they arrive in Port Charles just as Pat and Sab are to wed but Patrick is kidnapped by Dr.O and brainwashed to believe he is in love with Britt and not Sabrina or Robin!!! Meanwhile, Connies bloodwritten AJ could mean A.J., Ava Jerome or Connies warning to Sonny that Ava and Julian are part of the Jerome mob that was in PC years ago…other possible suspects in Connies shootings could be Morgan, Alice, and even Monica…Monica couldve went there to confront Connie for destroying A.J., grabbed the gun from a drunken A.J, the gun accidentally went off shooting Connie…Monica panicked, took A.J. home and completly blocked out from her mind what happened but will suddenly remember when A.J. is sentenced to the death penalty but Monica will go free when Diane gets her off with an accidental shooting caused by temporary insanity!!!

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:26 pm

      Interesting…

  11. Lawrence

    August 29, 2013 at 8:41 am

    Good news is this storyline is imcluded so Patrick can be with robin. bad news is sabrina is staying with another unneeded new character.

    • Li

      August 29, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      I agree. Another character added to the numerous unnecessary ones. GH has too many people and too much going on. I am just not interested in Sabrina or Felix, Felix’s sister, even some of the “older” characters Lucy, Scotty, etc. If they are going to be on the show, then have a decent story for them. They do nothing for my interest level at GH. I miss the storylines with the originals – Carly, Sonny, Sam, Elizabeth, Maxie, etc. All the “newbies” are stealing time away, although I do think the Jeromes will be a fun twist– I like Derek and snobby Ava.

      • Shay

        August 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm

        So right….it’s about time for “Cartini” to “cull the herd,” so to speak. Maybe with another epidemic, a natural disaster, some other major catastrophe or even a serial killer???? There are just tooooo many peeps overpopulating PC now, and it makes for some very boring filler episodes between the days of action and excitement with the a-list performers. But where to begin?…Such a huge group of expendables!!! Definitely, Sabrina, Shawn, Taylor, TJ, and probably even Brad once his role in “Babygate” is revealed. While I am not a big Felix fan, I do think he could be interesting if he just cut the “Sappy” strings and did his own thing. Always thought he and Epiphany could have had a mother-son type vibe if they had gotten to work together more. Would be nice for both of them…especially since she lost her only child. Also agree about Lucy and Scotty…can we send them off together and bring back some better, big name legacy characters in their place? Kevin can go, too, along with Mac and Felicia…they have had their little star turns for the 50th…now let’s move on, please!!!!

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm

        They are not the originals, Monica, Leslie, Luke, Laura, Scotty, Scorpio, etc. are…even, they are not the originals, Dr. Hardy, Audrey, Lucille, Phil & Jessie…whatever!

    • Shay

      August 29, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Bad news indeed! I simply cannot fathom “Cartini’s” obstinate fixation with the beyond dull and boring “Sapprina” character….she’s a complete and utter failure!!! It’s time to cut their losses and just let this one GO! And the problem is not just with how the role is written…the girl can’t act!!!! Today’s scene with Ellie perfectly demonstrated that fact: TC’s “performance” was contrived, amateurish, totally egregious!!! So, in addition to having no chemistry with Dr. Drake, there is this ongoing talent void no matter where or with whom the “teenage babysitter” is situated. There is just no ability there….PLEASE recognize this and do the right thing….say “adios” to “Nurse Santiago,” por favor!!!!!!

      • Patrick

        August 31, 2013 at 3:40 pm

        Sabrina is pretty much…. “devoid” of human emotion.

        she’s “reacting” in her mind… to what she likes… but.. just doesn’t even come across as believable…. no matter where you put her.

        I thought the same thing…. like she was going to help Ellie through a crisis… and I just watched …getting bland and dull with… till the scene changed… and i’m like you…. Sapp’ina. OK…

        its like her mind… her body… and her thought process…. aren’t in sync.

        she needs to be more direct…

        i fear too much has lapsed… gone too far to retrieve all that they envisioned for Sabrina.

        it’s no longer even cute with Felix… Dr. Patrick is so tired of these two.

        saw that much on Thursday’s epi.

        for the sake of twist and turn…. get her with Mylo asap… at the floating rib… lets see them get some unrequited romp…. lost lovebird land…

      • Shay

        August 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        Patrick…..You are much more generous and optimistic for the prospects of rehabbing “Sappy” then I will ever be. While she has a small, devoted cadre of admirers, it would seem the majority of GH fans just want her gone already, and I am soooo one of them. Nothing is going to change that fact. I simply don’t see the point of her, or even her purpose, at least not anymore. Other than initially serving as an obstacle to Britt’s romance with Patrick, providing daycare services for Emma and keeping Dr. Drake’s bed warm (until his wife returns) exactly what does she have to offer??? Quite frankly, I cannot fathom any plot devices that can be incorporated to make this “problem child” character more palatable. From the beginning, the role was ill-conceived and its casting an epic fail. All things considered, it would be best for Cartini to just cut their losses and bid Nurse Santiago a long-awaited adios!!!! And oh….Mylo (or is it Milo???) deserves so much better than her…maybe he can court Ellie…something tells me she is going to be available for the foreseeable future!!!!

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 7:39 pm

        Ok, lets get rid of all the people of COLOR, yeah, that will make it better…f%%king NOT, wtf? I don’t understand your utterly hatred for a young woman who is simply reciting scripts given to her, no matter how contrived. I hate the character Britt, but, I do not wish the bitch to be gone, because, that would mean that Kelly T would lose her job. Wtf is wrong with you Shay? BTW, obviously, you have no clue just how many fans Nurse Santiago really has. GAGB!!! STOP the hating NOW!!!

      • Shay

        September 12, 2013 at 3:50 am

        @Vimoda!….Just because I have no love for your favorite character, that’s no reason to try to play the “ethnic card” with my critiques. If you are at all familiar with my postings, you would know that I have frequently reamed the roles of Kiki, Morgan, Michael, Lucy, Kevin, Mac, Scotty, Felicia, Ava, etc. as being either virtually useless or completely annoying, and the last time I looked, these peeps were whiter than white!!!! In reality, what I cannot tolerate is an overcrowded soap with too many cast members possessing only marginal talent that really offer no great benefit to the show by elevating the plotlines…and right now GH is top heavy with that element. When someone has a well-defined role and the acting chops to own it, then I do not care who or what the person playing it is in terms of their background. That being said, I also do not desire the addition (or subtraction, for that matter…) of actors based upon affirmative action….it’s all about their ability and what that person can bring to the show. A shining example would be SE as “Epiphany.” That lady is absolutely awesome and everything she does is executed with great aplomb! I would much rather see her role/storyline/family ties expanded than simply bringing on a bunch of other “newbies” just to meet a “quota system.” I have even proposed a mother-son type relationship with Felix to get him away from that God-awful mess he’s mired in with “Sappy” as a way to save his otherwise predictable and rather stereotypical character, but apparently you have failed to notice these suggestions. Enough said……

  12. Iakovos

    August 29, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Seems there is a resurgence in organized crime in Port Charles. Mr. Parise is handsome and will add more eye candy to the landscape. I am sure Robin’s return will put the Drakes back together again, and it should (at least eventually). I like Patrick and Robin together as a couple, a solid unit, and want them to have that. There is so much drama WITHIN the hospital they can face and remain interesting without this outlandish spy caper stuff. I would like the hospital in GENERAL HOSPITAL to be more front and center with more GREY’S ANATOMY or ER touches. I do not mind Sabrina but I want her — and others newer to the canvas — to have more purpose that one story point.

    • mikey

      September 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

      why don’t you watch greyy’s anatomy then?

  13. Christy

    August 29, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    looks too old for an old boyfriend of hers… I’d think he’s better at hooking up with the Britch especially if he’s in the Jerome gang and a baddy… and if he had anything to do with Sabrina, that would drive her nuts.

    • Shay

      August 30, 2013 at 12:21 am

      Keep the swarthy gangsta away from Dr. Westbourne…she’s already taken as PC’s next “royal-in-waiting,” all set to dethrone the fake Disney princess (so sorry, “Sappy,” NOT!) Her name will be Britta Cassadine,” wife of Prince Nicky!!! Hopefully, even “Mad Meany Mutta” will give her seal of approval to such a union once “Schatzi” gets past her present Patrick peccadillo.

  14. su0000

    August 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I must be one of many who dose not believe Robin and Patrick will be reunited, no more than Luke and Laura were..
    I believe if they are to someday reunite it will be way down the road..
    It is a soap .. so do not expect instant anything ..

    • mikey

      September 2, 2013 at 10:08 am

      I totally agree with you finally someone on this blog post that make’s sense

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      I SO hope you are right!!!

  15. Patrick

    August 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    “Britt & Nicholas”

    i’m instantly smitten and charmed by the on-screen dance of Britt and Nicholas…

    the way they regard each other, so naturally… and warm… and it’s just heating up.

    Nicholas is something else… this isn’t an insult… but a capturing of love, romance, and his ease with women…. Nicholas is the Kevin Costner of daytime…

    Britt is a whole nother person… outside of Patrick/Sabrina/Felix…

    • Shay

      August 29, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      Was never a “Prince Nicky” fan, but I must admit that together he and Britt just shine…and in a manner that he never did with the sappy Emily! I love the way he has become her “knight in shining armor,’ as girl sure needs one, plus he can totally empathize with her lunatic pedigree….cannot wait for the truth regarding Britt’s parentage to be fully revealed to all. “Brick” certainly creates a visually stunning pair…not to mention, their complicated emotional makeups also offer an opportunity for these two “kindred spirits” to bond! All in all, a very intriguing and attractive coupling with amazing chemistry…the complete opposite of the disastrous “Patrina” debacle!!!!

      • Patrick

        August 30, 2013 at 9:24 am

        I like the play on words…. “…lunatic pedigree”

        it seems to me that Britt… may not entirely know all the machinations Dr. O and Faison have wreaked havoc throughout.

        altho… the last scene yesterday… had her screaming at Patrick… “it’s not your baby!”. here we go the fallout.

        ————–
        this is neither here nor there….

        but.. I’ve always rooted for the underdog… and this time it’s the other woman.

        Ellie and Britt.

        I did not like and/or appreciate the wounds… LOL… these two fun women were subject to… as Spinelli and Patrick ran roughshod….

        Spinelli needs to lay out Maxie… moreso…

        and Patrick, saying.. he’s seeking full custody… if I was Britt… I’d have told him to get the expletive out and hands off me…

        which could be a moot point as seeing how Britt spilled the beans… anyway.

        Britt and Nicholas… dang! it’s searing and electric what these two reel are.

        and one “criticism”….

        ie: nuLulu. she isn’t quite cutting it for me…. as the married and now mother of… does she come accross to you like?

        trust me.. I absolutely loved her on GL and Y&R… however… she wasn’t married on either or and or with child…. perhaps it’s just something new… me thinks Julie Berman would have that better take.

        LOL… Alexis low cut… bosom ba da binged out tangerine sweater was full out on display for Derrick/Julian at the hospital.

        I have to agree with a poster… if I was Sam… i’d be all over the place.. with finding the new bone marrow… Sam, like Jason… doesn’t emote much… it’s like.. for her to show emotion… ??? how? what’s it going to take! your baby is going to live…. hooray! for Daniel Edward.

      • gemma

        September 12, 2013 at 3:01 pm

        Ok, Brick is a handsome pair (stupid name). You are half right, Nikolas is very handsome. On the other hand, Britt looks like a beaver. Patrina is a gorgeous couple, Patrick and Sabrina.

    • Shay

      August 31, 2013 at 12:17 am

      Nobody puts things quite the way you do, Patrick, and for the most part, I concur with your keen observations!!!! Per Alexis….yeah, that’s pretty much what I think whenever I see her, but my reaction is not quite as positive as yours: I am tired of having her heaving cleavage pushed into our faces everytime she is on…it simply is not becoming at her um, “level of maturity,” shall we say? We already get quite an eyeful on a regular basis from Sam (like mother, like daughter….) but at least she falls into the “still youthful enough to get away with it,” category!!!! Just have been wanting to get that “off my chest” for the longest time, no pun intended! Thanks for bringing up the subject…LOL! As for “NuLuLu,” I’m still not feeling her as a “Spencer,” either. She’s cute enough, but probably too sweet and pleasant for her own good….she simply lacks the edge and snark that made that role belong to Berman…I really don’t see how she can remedy the situation either…it’s as if the character has been totally redefined to accommodate Rylan’s persona instead of what should have been vice versa. Lastly, I am totally on the Britt “lovefest express…” From her earliest days, I admired the foxy doctor’s fire and ice, dry wit and steely perseverance, and really hated seeing her shoved aside in favor of the loathsome little babysitter in the Patrick plotline….particularly since he showed more emotion and engagement in his latest scene with his “babymama” than he has in all these past months with the “sappy senorita.” Like you, I do not believe that “Schatzi” knew the full extent of her maniacal mutta’s madness….it should be very intense when she realizes the true depths of depravity that the woman employed in her quest to fabricate the Anna/Robin/Faison scenario. Looking forward to the high drama when all of that is revealed…. as long as Britt is given enough leeway in her own culpability to be able to rehabilitate her image….and win her prince. She deserves a happy ending after such a torturous childhood!!!!

      • Patrick

        August 31, 2013 at 4:08 pm

        well said… on the nuLULU impression. can’t fault that in the least.

        it’s just that.. i’ve posted before… she really needs to start ‘HER’ acting skill.

        she proved it above and beyond on GL and Y&R.

        first…. I hope she and Dante have a fallout… Lulu needs to get mad… angry… passionate… you could see julie berman as much… then… reaching out to family… and back to Dante.

        physically… they’re worlds apart… and Julie Berman physically fit the part moreso.

        nuLulu… is a small wisp of a thing… diminutive character.. small in stature.. and she needs to straiten out her locks, less make-up.

        ie: i hate those skinny actresses… she desperately needs to gain some weight… think Cara on AMC. those blouses… lulu wears to camouflage her thinness… and fluff out her upper region… is obvious… just gain weight… it will help… “flesh” out your character more than you know.

      • Shay

        September 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm

        @Beth CP….Cannot quibble with any of your excellent and in-depth analysis of the character of LSF as she is now portrayed! About the only amendment I will make to my own review is that I may have been overly generous in my estimation of the grace period that ER has been given for her less than stellar transition to GH….over at “Daytime Confidential,” (Am I allowed to say that??? LOL….) the postings after Friday’s episode absolutely reamed Rylan. I have never read such an overwhelming number of negative comments about her at one time…such scathing comments in both intensity and quantity are usually reserved for “Sabrina.” (Really! And I TOTALLY agree with them, even though I do not contribute there…) Sooo…it seems the public is on the warpath regarding NuLuLu after all….

      • gemma

        September 12, 2013 at 9:28 pm

        She deserves more torture. She knows the difference between right and wrong. She could have chosen the high road…didn’t have to follow in her mutta’s footsteps and/or commands.

      • Shay

        September 14, 2013 at 11:54 am

        @gemma….You try being descended from that freakish parental gene pool and see how well you turn out!!!! That Britt can even function as a semi-normal person speaks to her personal strength and determination…perhaps with some love and guidance from her “prince” she will be able to overcome her obviously affection-starved childhood as the product of two brilliant but seriously flawed people: a cold, distant mother and scary, maniacal father who was obsessed with a woman other than the one who gave him his daughter.

    • Shay

      August 31, 2013 at 10:19 pm

      ER is too much of a wide-eyed innocent to play the “street-smart” Lulu….everything about her fine-boned appearance and mannerisms belie the history of Luke’s little girl. JMB had the whole package downpat….the snappy remarks, cool, sassy attitude and none-too-polished backstreet style, not to mention a really hot, playful chemistry with on-screen hubby, DZ. In comparison, NuLuLu comes off as a cossetted, soft, fluffy princess with very little grit or personality….let’s just say this was not a successful recast and leave it at that. Luckily for ER, there are enough other glaring annoyances (i.e., Sabrina, Kiki, etc…) that whatever shortcomings she has displayed have been shuffled aside because there are much more serious complaints to address at present. Hence, in essence, she has received a reprieve from viewer displeasure with her interpretation of the role….However, I don’t know how much longer she will remain in the good graces of the fans….there definitely needs to be a drastic reframing of her character or GH risks losing the legacy aspects of Lesley Lu Spencer forever! Maybe the baby fiasco will unleash a more ferocious Mrs. Falconeri????? Having never seen any other work of ER, I cannot speak to her abilities overall, but it would seem that she has displayed the dramatic goods in past performances (from what I have read.) P.S. Thought your remarks on “skinny minnies” was funny. Being petite myself, I have nothing against the size zero ladies….it’s just the fashion of the day, but it is always interesting to hear a male perspective on the issue. I tend to favor the tiny ladies on GH….KM, KS, and the always fab, FH, aka, “Slim!!!!” Good things come in small packages….LOL.

      • Beth CP

        September 1, 2013 at 10:33 am

        Shay-Excellent overview of the shortcomings (no pun intended) of the recast in the part of Lulu Spencer-Falconeri. I despair of anyone coming close to what Julie brought to this role, pyhisically, emotionally and in terms of sheer acting ability. I can’t help but have the distinct feeling that RC is in the process (through his writing, the directorial instructions and the actress’s own choices), of dismantling the character of L to suit his plot point vision of who and what she is supposed to be. If he is attempting to refashion her as more “Laura like” I would say that even in her heyday, Laura was more gritty, determined and had her own streak of “p**s and vinegar” when it was needed.This didn’t negate the tender heart and strength that was the core of her character. Julie was able to find a balance between those polar opposites of the legacy parents that Lulu was born to.Sadly that balance is being erroded to where I fear the character of L, as I loved and cherished her,will be completely eradicated, with the exception of her name.

        As for the recast’s abilities, I watched her on both GL and Y&R and, being honest, never was impressed with what I observed. I kept waiting for something to knock me back in my chair about her and it didn’t happen. I’m still waiting….and I really don’t expect anything to happen having given her as many chances as I have. My views about this aspect of her in the role have nothing to do with who she is as a person outside of the parameters of the show. I’m just being honest as I don’t know how else to be. She will never be L fo me.

      • Karen

        September 2, 2013 at 11:41 am

        Shay & Patrick – as well I couldn’t agree more. But Beth. I think we give too much credit to RC if there is some “attempt” to rewrite Lulu. IMO he really doesn’t care that much about the character. And think much of the same narrative would have been written if Julie was still Lulu. But – it goes back to the heart and talent of Julie, that the same dialog would have been executed in an entirely different manner- with passion, edge, humor. Very much missing from ER’s delivery. I think this “Lulu as Laura’s” daughter writing is nothing more than a excuse drummed up to compensate for ER’s anemic acting abilities..

      • Patrick

        September 2, 2013 at 12:39 pm

        @Beth.

        i know… isn’t “shay” good at writing nuanced acting. keep that up.

        @beth… like your perspective on the dynamics and balance between two who’ve made the totempole…. and Julie Berman was right their. what a real to live up to… the dna to compliment Luke and Laura… is hot to handle…

        and Julie Berman did it with ease.

        the nuLULU needs to overcome her porcelain doll like “innocence” we need to see some fight and spirit course through her….

      • Patrick

        September 2, 2013 at 12:48 pm

        @shay.

        forgot to retread…

        “I hate those skinny actresses.”

        think Cara, AMC. think Susuan Lucci, AMC. you know those skinny arms that support breast enchancement?

      • Shay

        September 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        @Patrick…..Okay, I will give you that some of those too-thin actresses/models appear ridiculous, especially when they have out-of-proportion implants that more closely resemble “flotation devices,” but I think it all comes down to one’s given body type…some people are naturally tiny, and even a few extra pounds make them look zaftig…..particularly if they are already of petite stature. LaLucci is very small, so her “look” has never bothered me…at her age, I say it’s awesome that she has maintained such an enviably slim figure. The same for Finola Hughes, although she does not look to have been artificially enhanced, she just has a dance/Pilates-honed bod. Kelly Monaco also has a fab frame, as evidenced on DWTS….despite being a little wisp of a thing, she showed great strength and stamina in all of her routines…and while she may be a bit “top-heavy” I’m not so sure it was not God-given, as she certainly had a lot of buoyancy when she moved! She even joked about it with Val, her partner. Kirsten Storms is another itty, bitty miss who always presents a fine line in her high-end garb, although I will admit she did seem a bit sickly-slim there in the past. Still, all things considered, I would rather see someone a bit underweight than overweight, because there’s tooo much of that out there and on GH, as well! (I won’t even start with that subject, though….no naming names.) Being a fashionista myself, I recognize that clothes simply look better worn on a more slender body, so I guess I am as guilty as the next gal when it comes to the skinny craze, but I know guys have a very different perspective on this issue…..I’ve heard all about it!!! Guess we will have to agree to disagree about this one…LOL!

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm

      F Britt, Nikolas is HOT!!!

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm

        PS: Not an excellent view, Beth, this woman, Shay, is out to get TC fired from the show. Me think shay needs to get a life!!!

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 9:10 pm

        No, Patrick, shay is not. She is too one-sided, and full of hatred for Sabrina, I might add!

      • Shay

        September 12, 2013 at 3:17 am

        Hey, Vimoda!!!! You’re the one who is obsessed….with “Sappbrina!” She is almost all you ever post about, except to slate me (and others) for our intense dislike of her lame character and the terrible actress portraying her!!!! However, you are correct that I do criticize her more than anyone else on this particular soap, simply because she deserves it!!!! That being said, if you are truly familiar with my opinions, you know that I write about much more than just that…..I enjoy commenting on many different aspects of GH and its denizens….Lastly, thank you for your concern, but I have numerous interests and passions outside of PC!!! I wish the same for you….. ; )

  16. davleestev

    August 29, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    su0000
    August 29, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    I must be one of many who dose not believe Robin and Patrick will be reunited, no more than Luke and Laura were..
    I believe if they are to someday reunite it will be way down the road..
    It is a soap .. so do not expect instant anything ..

    I don’t agree with you on this. The connection will be instant and undeniable. Leave it to little Miss Emma to make sure NOTHING goes wrong with this reunion. My fear is that this will be a LuLu redux of forced memory loss. Forcing Patrick to help Robin remember her past life. Either way they will be inseparable from day one. There can be no other outcome. Sabrina will be dropped and avoided like a black cat in Salem Mass.

    • kae

      September 4, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      I agree so much. Can’t just go back to Robin. It won’t happen. She’s going to come back messed up anyway.

  17. jake r

    August 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

    This off topic but it is related to GH-did anyone else think it odd that when Britt was looking at pictures of Nicholas, they all had Emily in them, too? Soaps only show photos of former characters in two cases: they are deceased (a la Edward & Lila Quartermaine) OR if the character will be returning soon.

    Perhaps Helena Cassadine, who HATED Emily, had Dr.Obrect keep Emily alive and stashed away in Switzerland?

  18. mrmr

    August 30, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Jeffrey Vincent Parise is a painter too?! This is ridiculous, what doesn’t this guy do. Speaking of him doing things, put me on the list!

  19. karma

    August 31, 2013 at 1:16 am

    Wow..no matter what they do Sabrina character can’t catch a break from the audience. Personally I don’t know what the big deal with Scrubs.The only time they are interesting is if Patrick was cheating on her or she going thru an health crisis. JMO. As for Sabrina, whether u hate her character or not…based on the s/l Patrick develop feeling for her. Now based on the storyline alone, if that’s true,Patrick can not just let go of his feelings for Sabrina. There will be tension there, otherwise it was a waste of time and air space. My problem with Robin, she decided to leave the show , and the writer showed her alive, but yet TC and JT get the blunt of it . If she back for good then fine but if not ..then she should have stayed of canvas. As for the new man, I think it will be interesting to see how it plays out. It will give Sabrina character background history , and if Patrick feeling were genuine then he would fight for her. After Robin and Patrick reunite, then what ……….be a married couple raising a daughter, oh yea and have sex a lot……its not that exciting.

    • kae

      September 4, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      I agree. Patrick will not quit having feelings for Sabrina. I like her character.

      • Vimoda!

        September 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

        Thanks, Karma and Kae, totally agree!!!

  20. Shay

    September 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks to all for the kind replies!!! WOW!….Never thought a few brief observations regarding NuLuLu would elicit so much passionate commentary!!!! While I agree with most of your opining, I will say that I do believe that “Cartini” made some noticeable personal allowances for the transition of ER from JMB as LSF, and here’s why: Had Berman not left the show, I cannot even envision the whole Stavros kidnapping scenario….I think it was solely invented as a device to delay the introduction of NuLuLu, and had it not been necessary for that purpose, we would never have seen a victimized and catatonic Spencer daughter (ala Berman)…THAT would have been totally out of character for her ! Even if she had been abducted, she probably would have just kicked the Crazed Cassadine in his “family jewels” and escaped, or she would have figured out something clever to limit the extent of his power over her….no matter what threats were made, the old resourceful Lulu would have prevailed in the manner taught to her by Papa Luke. Hence, the storyline that we saw whereby ER came onto the scene was created especially with her in mind, so as to introduce a softer, more fragile and vulnerable persona to GH….and it would seem to be continuing to this day. For example, no matter how jazzed the Falconeris may have been about their impending parenthood, I simply cannot fathom Berman as playing so completely and naturally maternal as ER is….she would have required a learning curve, being a fish out of water dealing with a baby, particularly a sweet, precious little girl!!!! (Old Lulu would have been much better with a big bouncing boy!….) Also, I think Berman’s intuition would have told her much sooner that there was something really alarming with Maxie’s behavior regarding “Baby Falconeri,” and she would not have been nearly as nice and easygoing about the whole thing….it took current Lulu almost until the end of the pregnancy to even realize that there could be a problem there….Those are the most glaring examples which best illustrate for me the notion that there has been an intentional reframing of the LSF role for Rylan’s benefit, but on the other hand, I do concur that at this point, she is not of optimal importance to the ptb’s…they have much greater concerns now, and the two largest ones SHOULD be addressing the complaints regarding Sabrina and Kiki….I have seen far more consistently and continual negative reactions surrounding the both of them than any presently bad reviews about ER. Those two characters, plus the Franco and Silas roles, have garnered a higher number of gripes du jour from the past summer than any others.

    • Beth CP

      September 3, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      Shay-Thank you! (And thanks to Patrick for his kindness also!)

      What’s interesting (and ironic) is that this polarization regarding the role/character of Lulu is continuing and it’s now going on almost a full five months that the part is being done by someone else. Having said that, it’s now less (for some), about Julie and more about the “stripping away” of that Luke Spencer edge that made L so intriguing from the start. Where I am also having a problem is that now, in light of the recast having such a “difficult” time keying into the role, even with it being “tailored” for her, Julie’s shadow/”hold” on the character( to say nothing about complaints about those who won’t “let her interpretation go”), is being used as an excuse/crutch for the young woman not succeeding. The character is rich, vibrant, complex. But as penned by RC, there’s none of that “peeling away the layers”, just a slick, glossy veneer, wrapped in a cotton candy sweetness that bears no resemblance to what had been a fully textured individual. And sadly, some of that less textured writing has happened with Dominic Zamprogna’s Dante.

      You are right also in the sense that TPTB have a less than vital interest in L and D when there are other areas that need to be addressed in the grand scheme of things.I’d posit the idea that there are too many characters on the canvas. But that doesn’t seem to be of any great concern either.

      • gemma

        September 12, 2013 at 9:40 pm

        I think they should get rid of all the characters with the exception of Lucy, bring back Richard Simmons and Caleb, the vampire, of course…bring in all new characters, ha ha ha. That should make the masses happy…can’t make everybody happy, but, most would be…lmfao

    • davleestev

      September 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm

      Who are you WEIRDO’S. SERIOUSLY stop HEE-HAWING all over this blog AND GET YOUR OWN. I quite concur…how nuanced…such a fashionista..WTF DUDES.

      • Shay

        September 5, 2013 at 11:25 pm

        And they say etiquette is dead!!!! By the way, I am NOT a dude, AND the plural of weirdo does NOT require an apostrophe….(English 101!!!!!)

      • gemma

        September 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        davleestev, don’t you just love shay and beth’s way with words, kidding, of course…call them guys, but not dudes. What were you thinking, dude?

      • gemma

        September 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        They would make Spinelli and Ellie so proud, ha ha ha…lmao

      • gemma

        September 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm

        On second thought, I think even Spinelli and Ellie would be quite perturbed and highly annoyed with those dudes, I mean weirdos; well, you know what I mean. lol

      • davleestev

        September 15, 2013 at 2:20 pm

        @Gemma The worst is @Shay patting herself on the back for eliciting such passionate responses. SERIOUSLY???

    • Vimoda!

      September 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      What, Shay…luv everybody but Sabrina, my girl, the best and most beautiful character on the show. Yeah, I said it! She is the reason why I watch. Can’t wait to see her with the new hottie, Carlos!!! ummmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!! Robin can have her Patrick!

      • gemma

        September 14, 2013 at 1:15 pm

        Aren’t they soooo polite and proper that is until you show love for Sabrina. I really think that they want Dr. Drake for themselves. I know that I wouldn’t mind having a Dr. Drake in my life. Yum!

      • ms Blackwood

        December 7, 2013 at 5:09 pm

        Sabrina is my favorite too. I love her character she is only reciting what’s given to her and her performance is great

  21. Dimples02

    September 4, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Excited to see what this new character is all about. Agree that there are way too many people on the show already but whadda ya gonna do! LOL

    As for Robin, glad she’s back to wrap this story up!… and that’s all I’m happy about! LOL

    FINALLY!…. Viva La Patrina 🙂

  22. simone

    September 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    I BET WITHOUT A DOUBT , THIS IS WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN. WITH CARLOS COMING INTO TOWN, THIS WILL BE AN EXIT FOR PATRICK TO BOW OUT AND ROBIN WILL BE COMING BACK ON GH. I LIKED SABRINA AND PATRICK TOGETHER, ROBIN HAS BEEN GONE TOO LONG, THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE HER RETURN. SHE COMES AND GOES TOO MANY TIMES IN THE YEARS OF GH. GOOD RIDDONCE I SAY ROBIN.

  23. Lynn

    November 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I say Carlos and Sabrina have an interesting past. The truth will come out soon. Dump Patrick go with Carlos. Happy couples don’t last on soaps.

  24. kimberly gubitosa

    December 6, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    yes carlos might have too break patrick and sabrina patrick needs too have robin back

  25. ms Blackwood

    December 7, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    I watched gh Friday and was very disappointed. I hope they are not killing carlos character off because I would stop watch the story. He is one of my favorite male actor also sabrina. Carlos is great with sabrina. Don’t kill his character off.

  26. Veronica

    October 8, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Please Let Carlos stay for while on General Hospital I adore his acting, He is one of the reason why I watching this program 🙂 ….

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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

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This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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47th Annual Daytime Emmys Draws Over 3 Million Viewers For CBS Telecast with Return to Network TV

Friday night was a good night for daytime!  With its first foray back on to network television since 2011, the Daytime Emmy kudofest, while for the first time held this year virtually, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, scored very well in its timeslot.

The CBS broadcast averaged 3.1 million total viewers and a 0.3 demo rating.  That is way up from the last time viewers saw the award show on TV when it was on cable network POP TV back in 2015 with just over 900,000 viewers for its initial broadcast.

According to TV Insider report: The first hour of the Emmys garnered 3.3 million viewers to top the hour by edging out a rerun on ABC”s Shark Tank, and then slipped to second place for the second hour with 2.8 million viewers.

These were strong numbers for Friday night, and hopefully CBS and the other major networks will now continue this, and serve up the Daytime Emmy Awards moving forward.

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The ladies of CBS’s The Talk hosted the event; each virtually from their homes, in an event filled with at-home acceptance speeches and presenters, and clip packages. The show was produced by NATAS and Associated Television International

So, what do you think of the ratings performance of this year’s Daytime Emmys?  Comment below.

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