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Michael Blake Kruse Joins the Cast of General Hospital

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There will be a new cop at the PCPD and on General Hospital with the casting of actor Michael Blake Kruse in the role of Rory.

Soap Opera Digest confirmed the news after online speculation that Cruse has been added to the canvas in Port Charles.

Michael recently appeared on Grey’s Anatomy and the series Everything is Fine.

Kruse is on-contract as GH so viewers will see a lot more of him

How do you figure Rory will figure into the current storylines? Who might he be romantically linked to? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

 

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Well…. if they pair him up with Maxie, we know he won’t last long. Just ask the last three cops she hooked up with.

You’re definitely deserving of your “name.”

I’ll take that as a compliment. Are you enjoying my work on Days??

Loved your work on DAYS at first, but I think you have overstayed your welcome.

Poor Maxie!! Too soon to make any predictions–Nonetheless, will new cop, Rory, be the good cop or be under your spell, Satan, as the bad cop?
Methinks, he is developing some feeling for Trina….Unless, he is working for Ryan or Victor, as a spy.

Fantastic casting choice, I love when GH adds more diversity and inclusivity. I’m not sure of the name Rory, however, I approve of this casting choice. What will Chase do…? Will he finally re-join the cop squad with Dante and Nu-Jordan? Where’s Valerie???? She just vanished…. a new recast would be important, to keep the Spencer family dynamics in play.

I agree! Where is Valerie? GH needs to strengthen their police force!!

I don’t want to see less of Officer Chase…

Chase is a detective, the new guy is a uniform officer.

Story wise, it looks like they may be heading down a Frisco route with Chase – cop by day, singer by night.

Sorry Steve…i used “officer” as a generic term..but you are correct.

I noticed this new “officer” in the interview room gaurd when Trina was being held.

No need to apologize.

Rory’s soft intro is very unusual which makes the character even more intriguing.

Also, per Friday’s credits, Robert Gossett is now on contract which means the Marshall storyline will be kicking up.

Thanks Steve… lol..it’s Canadian trait…

It’ll be interesting to see what he brings to the table. Maybe another long-lost Wu relative that could spark some spice with Britt Westbourne? Or maybe awaken Mikey’s true sexuality?

Michael isn’t gay

Here we go again — more unnecessary characters brought in. We already have Chase and Dante…or are we filling up the police department to handle the upcoming crime resurgence? We can see Madame Wu pulling Brad’s strings and Sonny will have to refocus energy on his syndicate. I resist new characters when existing ones are underused. So, hopefully this young man will offer something special.

Yes, let Sonny wake up and reclaim his place…this whiny person he’s become is a . and lose the Nina connection. Selena Wu cannot take over, please let Brad get some “grit in his craw” and tell Auntie that “enough is enough”.

He has a little Asian look going. I hope he’s not a plant of Mrs. WOO

Hey why not? If Sonny can have a son in the PCPD why can’t she, right?

I spoke too soon. Looks nothing like his picture. This young man is adorable and hope he’s a good guy.You can tell he likes Trina, and she needs someone as good as she is and nothing like that spoiled, two-faced Spencer.

Oh, my gosh!! By his picture, my first thought was that he’d be an addition to the College crowd—That’s how young he looks to me. LOL—
Welcome—

Maybe Esme will use him to help her. Or maybe he is her secret brother. Or Victor hired him for no good?

It definitely can’t hurt ‍♀️ So many of these story lines are going know place. I don’t really care for the New Trina either she seems robotic to me . doesn’t have that real effect as the other Trina did .

Right

It can’t hurt. Many of the story lines are going No place. I don’t even like this new Trina she seems robotic Doesn’t have that real feel to her like the original Trina did.

It always takes a while to get used to new characters. Give her a little more time to get comfortable. I’m sure she’ll be great : )

CeeCee ( derivative of Cecelia) has been my nickname from birth!!—WOW!! I switched to “Celia” because my account was hacked. It’s weird seeing it here. I have never ever encountered it before now. I’ve seen “Cece”, “Cici” and “Cicci”, but never as “CeeCee”….Hmmmm….
And, I agree with Doris. NuTrina has not grabbed me yet. However, you’re right. Let’s wait and see.

Hi CELIA! Yes, nuTrina is competent and seems dedicated to the role. I think what’s happening here is that every so often, a performer has that special quality that just can’t be forgotten. Sydney Mikalya is one. It’s no one’s fault. I have my list of daytime performers who just can’t be replaced…Maura West, Billy Miller, Jane Elliot, Jeanne Cooper. Makes you appreciate when shows find that special talent (like Josh Swickard).

Maybe he’ll get involved with Amy. Her name came up a couple of times this week.

he was really nice to trina today i knew he was going to be important to the show.

Yes, Brenda, I thought he seemed wary of how badly Spencer was treating Trina and then…the most romantic can of soda I’ve ever seen. He won me over right away with a can of pop…not sure what that says.

Soaphound
Oh, I agree, she seemed surprised as well.

Oh Violet, I am SOOOOO mad at that tool known as Spencer Cassadine. How DARE he trot down to the station just to tell Trina that he believes that she-witch Esme is innocent. “Oh Trina, I wanted to believe you but…” Bull Puckey! The only “butt” is him! He’s a spineless jellyfish with good hair. I hope this sweet new cop is genuine. I’d love to see Spencer jealous and squirming in Esme’s evil cauldron!

Soaphoud
Tell us how you really feel, you go girl! My sentiments exactly. I’d add more if I could think of it. That girl is the worst. Thought Ava would have a coronary when she saw her sitting there. I’ve been trying to remember ever gating a character as much as this one.

I was thinking someone for Trina

I think there already is a connection between Rory and Trina. Some of the looks he’s given her are already stoking the fire…he will prove to be the one to get the “goods” on Esme and Ryan. Yes, there is a romantic thing going on with Spencer and Trina, and she is good for him, but Roy will cause Spencer to wish he’d made a better decision than staying with Esme. Perhaps he’s just lying low until he gets proof that Esme is guilty and NOT pregnant…Don’t wait too long Spencer!!!!

Answer me this;
Why does every male or female that enters GH (all) soap need to be hooked
with someone from near day one..
There are millions of men and women that are single.
Is it a sin to be single on a soap, it is not realistic, not even close.
There are a tremendous number of single people who love it.
I want single people that love their lifestyle.

SuOOO
Love your question and it’s true. The minute a new guy or gal enters the show, a lot of us and I do it too, are already trying to figure out who they might pair well with. I have only two theories to offer. One, they are helpless romantics or is the other thing that the Soaps are the only place they find love, very sad.

Agreed on the single character front. On GH, I appreciate Britt’s not being desperate to find someone new.

However, actors know soap job security comes with being part of a popular couple. Brando and Sasha, two characters who have little purpose on the canvas make a rootable couple which justifies keeping them around. While Scotty and Liesl are both popular characters, pairing the two was a brilliant move that showcases each character’s softer side.

With soap economics the way they are, we’ll likely never see another Amy Vining, on contract for nearly 20 years with maybe one relationship.

Well said, Steve. Soaps are basically fantasy, right? I guess most of us enjoy a love story that works. Same with movies; even mismatched lovers make great movies, like THE WAY WE WERE; GONE WITH THE WIND; CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD; CASABLANCA; etc.

I can’t agree more!

I wonder what he was up to today listening in on Jordan and Dante. He seems very interested in Trina’s case and her. Hope it’s in a good way.

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Daytime Stars We Lost Remembered in 2024 SAG Awards In-Memoriam Tribute

On Saturday night at the 30th annual SAG Awards streaming on Netflix, several stars from the world of soap opera were remembered in a very moving In-Memoriam segment.

Honoring those actors we lost this past year, and set to the song “How do I Say Goodbye” by Dean Lewis, the screen was filled with so many heartbreaking losses.

Those who were remembered in the tribute included: Bill Hayes (Doug, Days of our Lives), Ellen Holly (Carla, One Life to Live), Nicolas Coster (Lionel, Santa Barbara et al), Tyler Christopher (Nikolas, GH, Stefan DAYS), Billy Miller (Billy, Y&R and Drew, GH), Sharon Farrell (Flo, Y&R), Arlene Sorkin (Calliope, DAYS), Kamar de los Reyes (Antonio, OLTL), Jeffrey Carlson (Zoe/Zarf, AMC) and Mark Goddard (Ted, OLTL).

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Other notable stars who passed away and were included in the tribute were: Chita Rivera, Andre Braugher, Suzanne Somers, and Matthew Perry.

Before the video package was played, actress Naomi Watts took to the stage and shared, “We have lost so many extraordinary actors in the past year, but because they touched the world with their talent, we all share their loss. To those of us who worked with them, alongside them, we feel their loss and their absence deeply.”

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She added, “Of course their memory will live on in our recollections of the precious time we shared together — and through their work, their performances captured in countless frames of images, ever ready to dance across the screen and come to life again, if only for a while.”

What did you think of the In-Memoriam Tribute at the 2024 SAG Awards and seeing a lot of familiar faces being included who represent the soaps? Comment. below.

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David Gail, Former ‘Port Charles’ Star, Cause of Death Determined; Mother Speaks Out on Dangers of Pharmaceutical Addiction and Fentanyl Epidemic

David Gail, who played Dr. Joe Scanlon on Port Charles (1999-2000), and who also appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, cause of death has been revealed. The actor passed away on January 16th at the age of 58.

According to the toxicology report, Gail died of anoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, which is a brain injury caused by a a lack of blood flow, following resuscitation from cardio pulmonary arrest due to the drug intoxication. The report also revealed that drug intoxication with amphetamines, cocaine, ethanol and fentanyl, were also involved.

Gail’s mother, Mary Painter, spoke to Deadline on the findings and opened up to what led to David’s ultimate passing. Gail was found unresponsive by emergency personnel who attempted to save his life. Eventually, he was put on life support where he remained for several days till his death.

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In her statement, Painter shared, “It breaks my heart to learn that my son died this way. David became reliant on medicine many years ago, after multiple surgeries on his hands and wrists. He lived in enough pain to prevent him from working for almost a decade, with relief only achieved through full disability, physical therapy and pain medicine.”

She then added, “He struggled to stop taking pharmaceuticals and did before turning toward a more Eastern pain management including acupuncture and natural medicines. I can only assume that his former opioid dependence played a part in self-medicating from uncontrolled sources.”

David’s mother expressed a very important social message for our time about addiction that she hopes other parents remain aware of: “David’s death shines a light on the countless innocent victims of pharmaceutical addiction and the fentanyl epidemic that has taken so many of our sons and daughters. Please keep David and others battling pain or dependence, in your thoughts and prayers.”

Gail’s other TV credits included parts on: Savannah, Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, Doogie Howser, M.D., and Perfect Opposites.

What do you think about the poignant statement offered up by the late David Gail’s mother, Mary Painter? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Spinelli Serenades Maxie Then They Kiss! Are you in Favor of a ‘Spixie’ Reunion?

Spixie fans finally got their wish, sort of, on Thursday’s February 22nd episode of ABC’s General Hospital.

While Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms) have been each others orbit and married to other people, have had children, and been each other’s best friends, it’s apparent that they belong together, or do they?

In story, Spinelli took to the stage on Karaoke night when he, Maxie, Cody (Josh Kelly) and Sasha (Sofia Mattsson) went out together.  When Spinelli sang, it featured a touching solo performance by Bradford Anderson, where Spinelli wears his heart on his sleeve for Maxie.

Maxie is all smiles watching Spinelli sing, and afterwards he walks towards her. The two talk about his living situation and how he would do anything for her. Maxie says she always knows she can count on him. She admits she loves listening to him sing to her, and she loves having him around. Spinelli says he considers her more than a friend. The two eventually share a kiss, but Maxie runs away.

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The pick-up of the story happens on next week’s Tuesday, February 27th episode when in teasers, Maxie and Spinelli get closer.

Looking at the history of Spixie: they first got together from 2008-2010 when they were engaged. Then, in 2013 the duo had a one night stand. Next, they dated again in 2015, and flash-forward to 2024, and it looks like Maxie and Spinelli might be willing to try their romantic relationship one more time.

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So, do you hope Spixie gets back together, or do you want Maxie and Spinelli with some other characters on the Port Charles canvas? Let us know. But first, check out the scene where Spinelli sings to Maxie below.

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