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On World AIDS Day, Kimberly McCullough Shares Heartfelt Message On The Powerful Story Of GH's Robin & Stone

With the recent passing of soap opera scribe, Claire Labine, who created the love story of Robin and Stone on General Hospital back in 1995, this heartbreaking storyline was once again brought to the forefront of soap opera viewers minds.

But today on World Aids Day, December 1st, 2016, it was none other than Robin’s portrayer, Kimberly McCullough, who touched so many people via social media with her heartfelt message on the importance of this day, and to those who lost their fight to AIDS and those living with HIV.  Making it all the more powerful is that Kimberly has played Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake, a doctor living with HIV for decades with such dignity that her series of tweets were all the more impactful.

On this important day McCullough shared: “In 1995 I had the privilege of playing out a storyline on GH revolving around a young man who died of AIDS. Today I am proud to still be playing a character who is living with HIV, has a healthy daughter and a career as a doctor. The story of Robin and Stone enlightened and educated many through an emotional plot line. Let’s not forget the love and Acceptance those two characters showed us through how they loved each other. My heart goes out to anyone who has lost someone from this disease. Love and progress always #WorldAIDSDay”

Watch below the key scenes in which Stone loses his battle with HIV, with Robin there to comfort him and as those who love him find out the news of his passing.  Then share your thoughts, remembrances for this story, and those we have lost in the comment to AIDS in the comment section below.

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k/kay

Best soap opera telling in forever KM shined so did the actor who played Stone our state up 7,000 in aids/HIV positive and yet we ignore and make sex just a passing thing wake up America lease!!!!

Tom
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Tom

This story continues to grab me by my heart and my eyes cannot stop crying.

su0000
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Hollymooly ! That sexy handsome young guy was Sonny! I could tell by his voice.. Whoooa I had to take a double look at him. That goes for Luke and Carly, too. HIV a serious subject, it has broken hearts of millions. A cure will come. My heart goes to all that suffered from HIV .. Not only the victim of it but the friends, families, loved ones that suffered . Heartbreaking. thankful that we’re all more informed and understanding of AIDS. But– the scene was pure heavy campy campy sappy soap drama.. Old days campy soap (I like Ron’s… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

That’s what I said to Timmm on the other thread. I could not believe that’s Sonny. W O W…..H O T !!!!!!

su0000
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su0000

heeeey CC
yes! Maurice was a hunk of everything sexy hot!!
He still is awesome.. a very handsome man in great shape too.

000hh lordy, I never want to age, physically !!

Celia
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Celia

I admit it, su; Sonny was a looker!! We all age….unfortunately. When will someone discover the real fountain of youth? I hope I will be able to age gracefully, and not resort to plastic surgery. But, who knows??
Do you stand in front of the mirror and look for wrinkles yet? I do!!!!! I am afraid of crow’s feet. LOL.

Lisa
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Lisa

I’m sitting here just bawling my eyes out – I had forgotten how powerful that storyline was.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I remember watching these scenes and breaking down. Still chokes me up to see this all over again. It really was a wonderful story that hit all the right notes.

Timmm
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Timmm

These writers today couldnt touch this story with a ten foot pole!

Kelly Publicover
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Kelly Publicover

21 years later this storyline still makes me cry. Beautifully done by Kimberley and Michael Sutton.No other story has even touched this kind of heart strings.THANK YOU KIMBERLEY & MICHAEL!

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Ghlover

What an amazing story it would be if it were to be revealed that the girl that slept with Stone actually wound up pregnant and never told anyone. I dont remember if the show adressed what happened to that particular escort (at least i think she was an escort)…. Stone’s child could now come back and he too could be living with HIV (he may have gotten the disease at birth). He could become a realy strong character for the show, especially if Robin would be back. Plus, with the recent death of Morgan, this character could bond even more… Read more »

Jenny
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Jenny

I remember Stone told Robin the girl he slept with was a drug addict who swapped needles and she eventually died of a drug overdose.

Addison
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Addison

Why is this scene incredibly sad without being depressing? Yes. there is a difference, abject sadness has a resolution and sense of motion which depressing scenes leave the viewers feeling bored and unsatisfied as in the case of the endless, badly paced Mourning Morgan story. The reason this scene is so sad and so well done is that it incorporates beauty, dignity and integrity into it. In addition, you see that Stone’s death had a ricocheted within the Port Charles community leaving a lasting impact on the characters’ lives. The acting was stellar and the writing was poignant, respectful and… Read more »

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GH’s Parry Shen Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

How many of us have lost, or had to say goodbye to our best friend? Somehow fate or illness intervenes and cuts short someone you share so many memories with.

On last Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Dr. Britt Westbourne’s (Kelly Thiebaud) family and friends gathered for her memorial at the GH chapel.  However, viewers knew of the special connection between Britt and her bestie, Brad Cooper (Parry Shen).

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Devastated at losing Britt, upset that she never told him she about her diagnosis with Huntington’s Disease, and mourning her death, Brad comes to her former office, where Britt was the Co-Chief of Staff at the hospital. After exchanging heartfelt moments with Britt’s mother, the grieving Liesl (Kathleen Gati), and Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Brad (with a paper bag in hand) spends some time alone in Britt’s former office, which has now been cleaned out.

Next, Brad takes out a carton of ice cream (for those who know the back-story, Britt and Brad would sit together each with ice cream and watch the red carpet at the Nurses’ Ball on TV and hoot and howl at the residents of Port Charles), and thus begins a very emotional and five-hankie moment, where Brad recalls all the key moments in their friendship.

Parry Shen was so touching in this scene, that if you have been a fans of Britt and Brad’s friendship, we are sure you shed some tears.

Later, during the memorial, Brad is pained listening to the others eulogize Britt, and when it is his turn to speak, he does his best to get through it and pay homage to his best friend.

We will miss the Brad and Britt friendship as will many GH viewers for it was one-of-a-kind on the soaps – two originally, not so nice people, doing bad things and finding common ground with each other, and eventually turning their lives around and being there to support each other.

For all of these scenes mentioned above, Michael Fairman TV names Parry Shen’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.  You can check out a clip featuring Shen below.

Now, let us know, what did you think of Parry’s Performance during Britt’s memorial episode? Comment below.

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Marcus Coloma On His GH Exit: “I Don’t Know Why That Decision Was Made, But I Don’t Feel Any ill Will and I Didn’t Feel I Got Fired”

This week, GH fans saw Adam Huss returning to the ABC soap opera as Nikolas Cassadine to finish out the rest of the scenes originally intended to be played by Marcus Coloma who ended his three-year run on the show a tad early.

As has been previously reported, Coloma came down with Covid-19 as his final tape days neared, and a decision was made for him to not return to finish off his last run of episodes.

With all the rumors and stances taken by everyone involved, Coloma was the special guest on this week’s episode of the That’s Awesome Podcast hosted by Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson and discussed his departure from the long-running daytime drama series.

Marcus expressed that when he took the role on GH, he was excited to be in that kind of environment (working on a soap opera), and only signed on for three years.  However, as time went by it became more difficult to reconcile leaving when his contract was up, sharing: “You fall in love with the crew and everybody along with it. So, two and a half years in, this decision that was so clear in the beginning is getting complicated.”

The actor added that while, “I knew the end was coming, it wasn’t like GH was saying, ‘Hey, Marcus, we want you to stay.’  There was no negotiation … and all I can say to that is I don’t know why that decision was made, but I don’t feel any ill will and I didn’t feel like I got fired. It just felt like … there was maybe an understanding that I was going to be there for three years. The big surprise is how much it hurt. Even though I knew I was going to leave.”

In the end, Coloma reflected that this may have concluded as it should, adding, “I really do have some big goals and those goals would have never been realized if I would have stayed. That’s not to take anything away from GH because I admire everything about it.”

Watch the episode of That’s Awesome featuring Coloma below.

Then weigh-in, what do you think of Marcus’ thoughts on his exit as GH’s Nikolas Cassadine? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Adam Huss Back to GH as Nikolas Cassadine

With Marcus Coloma’s last appearance as Nikolas Cassadine on last week’s January 26th episode of General Hospital, the soap opera brought back Adam Huss to finish out the dark prince’s storyline.

According to Soaps.com. Huss aired today on the January 31st episode of the ABC daytime drama series and will finish out the scenes that were written to be portrayed by Coloma.

Adam previously subbed for Coloma back in September 2021 and again in November 2022.

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After it was announced that Coloma was leaving GH, the network and the series agreed that it would be best that Marcus did come in to tape his last episodes since he was recovering from Covid-19 at the time.  Thus, we are seeing those episodes featuring Huss now airing in early February.

So, glad to see Adam back to wrap Nikolas’ current storyline? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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