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Kimberly McCullough & Michael Sutton Reunite to Commemorate GH’s Iconic Love Story on the 25th Anniversary of Stone’s Death

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On November 29th, 1995, viewers of General Hospital watched one of the most heartbreaking, and iconic moments in soap opera history; when a young Stone Cates, who is dying of AIDS, sees his beloved Robin one last time.

In the scene, Stone asks Robin to walk towards the window, hoping that the light from it will give him the ability to see her, as he has lost his vision due to complications from the disease.  When he says, “I see you, Robin, I see you” right before his passing, it became a landmark moment in television history, and so did the love story of Robin and Stone.

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25 years later, the story and that scene still resonate as ever and to mark its recent anniversary, Michael Fairman reunited Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Michael Sutton (Stone) to share their remembrances of not only that scene, but the challenges and the joys of playing this young couple who would be forever changed by HIV/AIDS and what it meant to them, the audience, and to soap history.

 

In the mid-90’s, Wendy Riche was the executive producer at GH, Claire Labine was the head writer, and Francesca James was a director, who all crafted and executed all the right moves in this storyline, while Kimberly and Michael brought it to life on-screen.  Then, in 1996, Michael received a Daytime Emmy nomination for his work in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, while Kimberly received the Daytime Emmy that year for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

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While Kimberly and Michael discussed their experiences, and shared backstage stories, they also update the audience as to their lives now, where Kimberly is a successful television director and mother to her son, Otis, and Michael is successful in his real estate career, and how he has helped those impacted by Covid-19.

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You can watch the conversation below, which is also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube, along with more celebrity interviews.  Make sure to “Subscribe” if you have not done so, previously.

Then let us know your thoughts and remembrances on the power of Robin and Stone’s story via the comment section below.

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Cant do it justice without Wendy Riche…ok with this but Robin is rarely around ..give stories to those mainstays…

Such a great interview. I’m overjoyed to see Kimberly and Michael together again. What a wonderful way to remember their iconic story.

Love seeing you both. Miss Robbin

Mr. Michael Fairman; “Michael” ; Mr. Fairman’ God how you keep us all ticking… the lovefest fans alike have watched decades

you bring us a wonderful heart tug – come on… the love story of Robin and Stone… celebrating 25 years in the making

from one fan who has a pretty good read on decades of keeping up. These two actors are etched, are so beloved, is right at the top of the best of the best in ALL soap annul. Kimberly McCullough (Robin) and Michael Sutton (Stone)

two so young, who paired up, and did their best work, demanding WORK

Kimberly : she was so cute and right on , how she spoke of Michael as “her anchor”. I so agree with this one: how she teased Michael about being “Benjamin Buttons” he’s regressing with age… oh god.. this love story was filmed 25 years ago… yet today, he looks over 20 and barely 21. LOL

when Michael F. asked if Finola Hughes ever spoke to her of her work. Kim quipped… “well you know she’s british” she doesn’t hand out , but when you knows it, all is right with the world. THIS is one of the BEST mother/daughter… in all of soap history, any way… and we delight and celebrate and the emotional beat and ties are just their

Michael quipped about Kim… at the time of this story was already an actors actor…having started at 9 years of age. AND Kim , right back @Michael… well I had to mature up to you.

Michael Sutton: it was pure delight LISTENING to this man. he has amazing recall… the detail in summation… the enormity of the story… sharing the balancing act of the story, personal life, how much these two worked hand in hand

Michael F: i totally agree with you, that when Michael Sutton REELED… the sensitivity, the adoration he felt for Robin , how the love always shines thru. FROM TWO TEENAGER !!! how these two built this story

once again… it was fun, for me, especially when the male actors who never shied away from their profession… this was an acting gig… AND it was Michael Sutton , moment in the sun the care he put in to creating with Kim… and the thought process he shared … yeah, he’s an actor with that little bit something that will always resonate

Alas, Michael F., your care of; is always recognized and respected

“You are’ A lovely Man” as shared by Kim and Michael and me, plus fans

Thanking “You” for all that you bring to the table, it’s a delight to still be giddy

Michael Sutton turned out to be pretty handsome.

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Steve Burton’s ‘General Hospital’ Return Previews Jason Has Blood on His Hands

Monday, March 4th is the day that Steve Burton returns to General Hospital in the pivotal role of Jason Morgan. The story of Jason’s re-emergence on the canvas has been kept under wraps.

However, PEOPLE has a first-look photo, and in it, Jason has blood on his hand. Not only does he have crimson on him, but he is dressed in black and standing behind a dumpster.

When viewers last saw Jason it was back in November of 2021, when a tunnel collapsed on him as he was attempting to save his brother Drew (Cameron Mathison). For the past two plus years, every one in Port Charles has believed that Jason had died.

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Burton’s initial run as Jason was from from 1991 till 2012. After exiting and signing on with Y&R to play Dylan McAcoy, the actor eventually returned to the daytime drama that was his home in 2017. Later, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was let go from the series by the end of 2021 for not adhering to the Disney/ABC vaccine mandates at that time.

While away from GH, he rejoined the cast of Days of our Lives in 2023, resuming his original soap role of Harris Michaels that he played in 1988 and the year prior on the Peacock limited-series Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem Chapter Two. With the tape schedule well ahead of streaming, Burton will be doing double duty for a short term, where fans can catch him on DAYS, and now on GH.

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Previously, Burton said on his upcoming GH storyline, “I got to talk to the head writers. This story is going to be sick. It’s gonna be awesome. So, make sure you keep watching, because the pieces of the puzzle are gonna be fit for when I return.”

Fans should also make sure to catch today’s Friday, March 1st episode of GH as Jason’s return story begins to unfold.

So, what do you think will be how Jason returns to GH starting next week on all-new episodes of GH? Comment below.

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‘General Hospital’ Reignites Scott’s Feud with Sonny Over His Past Misdeeds of His Late Daughter, Karen Wexler

In what now seems like many moons ago, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) was a small-time mobster who owned a strip club in Port Charles. He enticed a young Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne) to work as a stripper at the Paradise Lounge.

But things got worse from there! Sonny convinced Karen that stripping was her idea, and he eventually got her hooked on drugs and into his bed!

Karen’s father, Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner) has never forgotten what Sonny did Karen and for years wanted to take him down when he was the D.A. Fast-forward and on Wednesday’s February 28th episode of GH, Scott visited Karen’s gravesite on her birthday.

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However, Scott had a visitor at the gravesite when John “Jagger” Cates also showed up to pay respects to his ex-wife.  This was the first time Scott laid eyes on the new incarnation of “Jagger’ on-screen as played by Adam J. Harrington.

Scott realizes he might have an ally to put the screws to Sonny after John reveals the pain and sorrow he still has over what Sonny did to Karen. Speaking to his former son-in-law about the break-up of his daughter’s marriage to him, Scott pipes up that Sonny, “walks around like he’s the mayor.” Then, Scott shouts to John, “Make him pay! Take him out!”‘

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In Karen’s backstory: after getting help, Karen was reunited with “Jagger” and left Sonny. The two married and left Port Charles. Karen returned as medical student and had divorced “Jagger” in 1997, and the character landed on the General Hospital spinoff soap opera, Port Charles. Eventually, Karen was struck by a car and died. Three actresses played the role during Karen’s history: Cari Shayne, Jennifer Hammon and Marie Wilson.

Watch Scott and John talk about their vendetta against Sonny Corinthos in key scenes from GH below. Now let us know, do you think Sonny should pay for his manipulation of Karen Wexler many years ago? Comment below.

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General Hospital’s Kate Mansi on Her First Scenes with Eva LaRue: “It Was So Tense and Uncomfortable, Which Was So Fun For Us.”

This week, General Hospital viewers have witnessed the arrival of Eva LaRue as Blaze’s (Jacqueline Grace Lopez) mother, Natalia. When Natalia blew into her daughter’s life, she also caught Kristina (Kate Mansi) in bed. The next moment, Mansi and LaRue played the awkwardness of the scene.

In the story, and at that point, Natalia apparently didn’t have a clue that her daughter is gay, so finding Kristina is her daughter’s room was puzzling to her.

Kate Mansi spoke to Soap Opera Digest on her introduction to soap veteran LaRue, who has appeared on All My Children as Maria Santos and won a Daytime Emmy for her role as Celeste Rosales on The Young and the Restless.

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“She just came in like such a freaking pro,” shared Kate on LaRue. “She was so good. It was such a funny first introduction for our characters – it was written so well and it was so tense and uncomfortable, which was so fun for us.”

The two actresses instantly created a bond. As Mansi explained, “Right away, we were doing these funny one-liners back and forth (between scenes). Blaze said something like, ‘Kristina is more than my friend, she’s my partner,’ and then they’d call, ‘Cut!’ and Eva and I would look and each other and we’d be like, ‘She means writing partner,’ or she’d be like, ‘Yeah, yeah, she means producing partner, right?’ We were just dying laughing.”

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On Wednesday’s episode of GH, Natalia learned Blaze was gay, but isn’t quite believing her, thinking she had been somehow influenced by Kristina.  In the key scenes, Blaze tells Natalia that Kristina is more than her friend. She’s her girlfriend. Blaze asks if her mother heard what she truly said, and Natalia claims she did, but then starts cleaning up the place as a method of trying to cope with what she just heard.

Things get testy when Blaze says, “Kristina and I…” Next, Natalia cuts her daughter off, firmly saying, “There is no Kristina and you!”

So, did you enjoy the tension-filled scenes between Kate Mansi and Eva LaRue? Are you liking where GH is heading with the story of a disapproving and religious mother, trying to come to terms with her daughter and her girlfriend’s sexuality? Comment below.

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