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Robert Palmer Watkins Let Go At General Hospital

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Another actor is exiting the canvas at General Hospital!  This time it’s Robert Palmer Watkins who has been let go in his role of Dillon Quartermaine.

On-Air On-Soaps can confirm the exit.  No final airdate has been revealed for Watkins. But with Robert’s exit, the Quartermaine family continues to shrink.

We understand the actor was completely taken by surprise by the decision made by the show.

Robert has been with GH since 2015, taking on the role of Dillon Q, first played by Scott Clifton (now B&B’s Liam).  Daytime Confidential leaked the news.

Watkins had been away from the ABC daytime drama series for the last month filming a role in the upcoming feature, Last Three Days. 

What are your thoughts on the news of Robert Palmer Watkins being pink-slipped from GH? Comment below.

 

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Jillie
Jillie

WTH!!!

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Really, like what is up with these ridiculous casting decisions? First Rebecca Budwig, a huge loss to let her go. Now Robert. I was really looking forward to seeing his role grow over time. What’s all this about – to raise funds for Steve Burton’s salary? I never thought he was that great. Always seemed pretty lifeless to me. This is all absurd.

Willy Garza ( PartyWill )
Willy Garza ( PartyWill )

I deeply saddened by the latest casting & firing at Gh ..
Thanks alot for letting go of our beloved characters & actors !
You just lost a loyal viewer !

Suzie rm
Suzie rm

Sad. Now the leading men are all Mobster, murderers or rapists. What happened to the show I loved?

Justin
Justin

Right! And, what happened to my favorite family, the Quartermaines.

Momtude
Momtude

Yes, why are they getting rid of the legacy characters!? This focus on mob is a ratings killer- this isn’t the Sopranos- it’s a daytime soap-opera! I’m so sick of Sonny being shot, Sam falling off the stairs into fake Jason’s arms, Julian courting Alexis, mob mob mob and their mob mamas make for tired storylines. When fans said “lets get back to the hospital based relationship drama- we didn’t mean shoot up the mob and their gal pals and put THEM into the hospital! The core families and their exgtended characters should be the focus- it’s what works on the other Soaps—NOT Sonny and not Sam. If Soapsters want gritty street guys and gals they woudn’t choose to watch daytime TV! The Qs ( Monica, Ned, Dillon +) , the Webbers ( Liz and Laura +), the Baldwins/Spencers ( Scotty+ Luke+ ) — were all connected to//with hospital figures. That is why the Spencers/Scorpios/Cassidines worked. The Cassidine clan minus Nicolas is now a collection of mobbed up, criminal types. Horrible direction that is ratings suicide ( as shown BY ratings!) Bringing Steve Burton in to prop the mob-moll isn’t going to help since the core characters involved are just not interesting or hospital based- Steve’s connection to the story was his connection to Q’s and Webbers. THAT is what connected/endeared him to the viewers- the root of the affection to him. The emotional push/pull he always experienced, and we felt, to his past ( Monica/Liz) and the relationship to Sonny. . Sonny as one mob figure — fine- especially the family connection, but mob only storylines and Sam front and center is a snore. She doesn’t have the acting chops, she’s a one-dimensional mob- moll. Fine when she’s an ancillary character having an affair with Sonny/Jax/Lucky/Patrick but not main character material. She’s not a family type person and that is what SoapOperas are good at…sticking her in the Davis clan and then making the Davis clan mob isn’t working. You turn into a soap to see characters you can relate to navigating family situations. Most viewers can’t related to a con woman trying to play salt of the earth but continuing to dress in widow black and stilettos falling off stairs and eating at Noodle Buhhda. It’s too much focus on someone who can’t carry the load and with no real relationship to the core of the show’s origins.

Maureen R Hoeler
Maureen R Hoeler

my favorite soap is doomed for extinction …all our faves are leaving 1 by 1…bad bad bad choices by TPTB.

Robert L
Robert L

Ridiculous!!

tony
tony

All these decisions lately are good. He was wooden and interesting. Bad recast to begin with. Couldn’t match the acting chops of the other Qs.

Tracy
Tracy

Talented actor, always hate to lose someone that good, but they have not been utilizing him much lately. What does this mean for Kiki and the Quartermaines?

Patrick
Patrick

shucks. I truly loved Dillon and Kiki…. I thought this was the perfect match for Kiki… when she finally made it out of the Corinthos orbit. this had all the making of true love. yeah, it was even a knight in shining armor . yes, I agree, what is so wrong with having a nice guy on the show ? even if he is a Q ? . nada , right?

I could always depend on RPW Dillon. when he’d show … it was with such a relaxed feel… that I’d never want to think I took advantage of his character and just assuming he’d always be with. argh!

ANYWAY: @Tracy .

Griffin is finally going to let loose ? when Ava asked him… do you ever feel temptation ? being so perfect ? etc… and Griffin responded , “who says I don’t? ”

that bee sting is more telling than we know. heat steam and then some just flew between Ava and Griff. It occurred to me that Griffin is going to get involved with the Jerome women…. this is, FINALLY a way for Matt Cohen, to break out.

FINALLY… there may be a lot of nay say… so be it.

i’ll take any thing.. just to see Ava out of the Sonny and Carly show.

i’m equally excited to see matt Cohen stretch his acting wing

hang on, Maura West is just starting it all up again.

rose
rose

Patrick…Agree about the sweet” relationship between Kiki and Dillion. Sorry to see him go. Would have liked it if they had also built more on his artistic side since he doesn’t seem to be the corporate type Q.

I can see the attraction between Griffin and Ava, even though I don’t want it to develop into a full fledged thing. I’m sure Griffin sees the good part of Ava’s soul, and wants to heal and nurture that. But I wonder if flawed humans can attract. And we know Griffin seems to feel continuing guilt over being priest or doctor, and having broken his celibacy. Matt did show he could breakout during his scenes with Olivia Jerome and Anna in GH underground basement. Would like to see more of that also.

And finally, I know you like Liz, but just don’t see her with Franco. Especially since his return from NYC. She always seems to have a history of picking the wrong guy. But Franco! And then exposing “her boys” to to these revolving door relationships.

Patrick
Patrick

@Rose.

hope you read this – i’m just not going to be jumping on the bandwagon with Franco and Liz this go round.

have I figured it out ? finally …

Roger Howarth does indeed have that it factor for smolder and take you in and off guard. yep i’d tango

HOWEVER: once he started right in with his own mumbo jumbo and his talkie talkie about chocolate brownies or what not ? and talking in the 3rd person… I just jumped off and decided who needs this ? certainly NOT Liz. I hope Franco gets lost in his art studio

SO…. TPTB can dispose of this … lauded pet. cya

time for Liz to return to her sophistication and dress her to the nines.. glammed up Liz needs to ready herself for a new man.

NOW… if he was like his premiere.. Todd + Roger Howarth .

otherwise… this is a lot of cache to WASTE

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is absolute B.S. to me. Robert Palmer Watkins stepped into the role of Dillon Quartermaine, and absolutely made the role his own. Connecting the character with those from his past and then mixing it up with those currently on the canvas was a great way to bring him back to the Port Charles canvas. The pairing with Hayley Erin’s Kiki was great and provided some really great potential for a long-term pairing, but it’s apparent TPTB at Disney ABC Television Group do not know what they’re doing.

First, they fire Rebecca Budig and now, they’ve gone and fired Watkins. He deserved better, the fans deserved better and the character deserves better than this right now. If people could get Rebecca Herbst rehired, when she didn’t even have a storyline, then we can definitely get both Budig and Watkins rehired. I do wish him the best and am ultimately believing he would be an excellent recast for Kyle Jenkins on The Young and the Restless; his familiar similarities to the Abbott family would be excellent, and he would bring a lot to the Genoa City canvas!

Kevin C
Kevin C

I agree with you Scott that Robert Palmer Watkins would be a great addition to Y&R…I really like RPW and his dismissal from GH is a great loss…I know better things will come along for Robert and hopefully he will be picked up by Y&R…

Kevin C
Kevin C

BTW, I liked Dillon and Kiki as a couple…I no longer watch GH full time and I only check in from time to time…

jeanine girard
jeanine girard

LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea for RPW as the new Kyle on Y & R!! Trade Tessa in for him, heck I’ll even throw in a few more dullards FREE!!

Patrick
Patrick

RPW ; as a newbie

is a competent actor, and that’s saying alot in this day and age

he perfectly blended himself wholly in the cast and production

whats not to like?

@dmr.. he’d be a great Kyle

he would gell completely with Peter Bergman.

i’m getting heartsick about the Q and this show

I wish this man the BEST

Shelley and Frank : bitch slap

Mateo
Mateo

I hope the Steve Burton hiring is worth knocking off solid cast members. Rebecca Budig and now Mr. Watkins. Robert Palmer Watkins has grown substantially as an actor. I am actually equally bummed about it. It’s time to focus on keeping the quality. I am glad that Will DeVry is able to stay and glad to see Roger Howarth back on the screen but it bothers me that solid talent such as Robert’s is being set free. I wish him well in his future endeavors but I would like to see him stay on the show.

Jimmy
Jimmy

To me, Robert never connected with the role the way Scott Clifton did. I didn’t take to his pairing with Kiki, probably because of the disaster of a character Kiki had been when she was paired with Morgan and that tainted her for me. I hope Hayley Erin is on her way out too.

I too am happy Will is staying because Julian is an important character tied to many stories. Roger, on the other hand, is a very talented actor but Franco is probably one of the worst characters daytime TV ever created. I wish they had cast him in a different role because I still can’t stand Franco.

As for Rebecca, I’m torn. While she is a fantastic actress and made Hayden a somewhat likable character, the writing was always either terrible or boring. She didn’t really pop until the last few months when her stories became interesting. Thankfully the door was left open for a return, but Hayden was also a fringe character with no ties beyond Liz and Finn (another fringe character), so I’m not terribly sad to see her go. It just sucks having to lose Rebecca.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I agree, Mateo. And we all know why he and Rebecca Budig were let go. This “biblical” return of Steve Burton sure has caused a lot of bad blood already, whether it’s the actual cause of the other firings or not. The timing is just too suspect.

MB
MB

How much money does anyone think that Steve Burton makes? So let me get this straight, he gets Budig’s money, Watkins money, the money freed up from Tyler leaving, Jane Elliot’s, all that money that Geary made. Burton is one rich dude.

This Burton narrative is ridiculous. And yeah he gets paid, so does everyone else. Howarth bolts for three months and they chase him, why? Oh yeah, big star, huge fan base. Except last he was on during May sweeps, GH was averaging 2.3-2.4 million viewers and a demo in the 370-390 range. The ratings this summer during the “big star’s” absence? The exact same.And ratings should be lower in July, beginning of August than May sweeps. I wouldn’t just say Howarth has no impact, I’d say that since Summer ratings should be and always have been lower than May sweeps, the fact they are the same means ratings have improved without him.

But let’s pay Howarth instead of Tyler and other vets and get rid of legacy Quartermaine’s, and let’s keep DeVry and Stafford as well when they have no positive value on GH.

Rhonda
Rhonda

To be clear, Budig garners a steep price too but yeah, MB this totally sucks.
Bryan Craig is coming back (hopefully he doesn’t stay) and Steve Burton is coming back and that means more Sonny, Sonny, Sonny.
GH has become the Sonny station and I am sick to death of it.
I liked Kiki with Dylan and look how she is thriving without that albatross around her neck. In addition, we need more Qs, not less! I call foul on this one.

Charlene
Charlene

Howarth did not bolt, he was in contract negotiations and GH policy is to take the actor off the canvas during those situations. Howarth settled just before the summer break and returned to filming after the break.

Lew S.
Lew S.

Mateo, I was about to write that! Possibly to pay for Steve Burton’s salary, which I am sure is hefty!!

Momtude
Momtude

maybe that was their goal– bring back SB to spike ratings, dismiss actors to fire up the fans and when the SB storyline fizzles out ( he’s NOT the real Jason) and he goes fans won’t be too disappointed and will start to watch and appreciate the Billy/Kelly pairing. I don’t see their pairing helping the ratings at all- dismissing the past for Jason as Miller plays him/writers write him is keeping the ratings stagnant. Jason is a Q and his connection to mainstream characters and his personal respect for the past and his relationships are the core. It’s what pulled the heartstrings and kept us tuned in.

Patrick
Patrick

He fit right in with, the “Q’s”

that; is no easy feat

he has one of the BEST coupling for the younger set. Dillon and Kiki.

it’s fun right now watching him with Ned Quartermaine.

Robert Palmer Watkins fit like a glove… just an instant comfort level.. that will be missed.

as a newbie , he couldn’t have “cost” that much… when you mess with his place on the show… you mess with much more than the actor… it’s like the Q’s are now near complete dismantle

if this show , w/ Steve Burton is back for the Corinthos. wasteland

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

Agree on all points.

Where are my Quartermaines?!!

Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

agree too

Dave
Dave

It stinks. GH is moving the wrong way for sure!!!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy

To be honest, I never liked his portrayal of Dillon. He always felt very wooden, and seemed out of place with actors like Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson and Wally Kurth. Plus, he hasn’t had story for months now, so this isn’t much of a surprise. It is sad to see the Q clan continue to dwindle though. Ned and Monica are is the only ones left now, and they aren’t seen often. Maybe they will recast Dillon in the near future, or find a way to bring Emily or A.J. back – both characters should still be alive.

Hopefully he will take Hayley Erin with him, and Kiki can go off to med school. I’ve never liked the character or Hayley’s portrayal, and she is another fringe character that can be easily cut.

Soaphound
Soaphound

I wasn’t a big fan of Robert, but he was pleasant enough and a competent actor. He’s also quite easy on the eyes. Maybe that’s part of Mr. Burton’s return contract terms….no younger actor who’s better looking than he is can stay. Of course, the big stars (Roger Howarth, Billy Miller, Maurice Benard) wouldn’t be affected, but maybe they want the younger guys picked off. I’m sure SB can get just about anything he wants.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

DAYS should cast him as Alex Kiriakis. He’d go from playing Wally Kurth’s brother on GH to his son on DAYS!

Ray
Ray

Love this idea.

su0000
su0000

OK—-
Robert is a talented young guy with other projects..
It’s good for him to get out and explore the many opportunities awaiting him…

And–
Dillion has been horribly written..
A handsome talented young actor/character has never had a story, he has been written as somebody to keep Kiki viable..

Dillon is a Quartermain and he should have had great Q stories and at the least bump Michael out and take over and be involved in Quartermain stuff.. But he was horribly written.

What a shame he was written into an awful boring blah relationship with Kiki.
Robert/Dillon could have rocked !

Shame on the writers, just shame they dismissed a Quartermain with their lazy writing and destroyed a young Quartermain by tuning him into a do nothing go nowhere no purpose Quartermain.. shameful indeed..

jaybird369
jaybird369

The firing of Robert Palmer Watkins…Y-E-T ANOTHER boneheaded move by TIIC at GH!!!!! Clueless imbeciles.

Dawn Hennessey
Dawn Hennessey

I have not words. I’m just so sad, and shocked….

Chaz
Chaz

Gotta free up cash for $teve Burton to be paid. Who i$ next?

Steve
Steve

Unless the role is immediately recast (which I wouldn’t rule out), with Watkins departure, this would be the first time since 1977 that a charcter with the last name Quartermaine was not under contract on GH.

I don’t want to hear FV say the family still has a strong presence in PC, unless Steve Burton’s character has the last name Quartermaine. Milquetoast Michael Corinthos doesn’t count. Monica, Ned and Olivia are all recurring (and why is LiLo still in the opening credit mix?)

I’ll hold out hope for a big name Dillon recast. RPW brought out the best in Haley Erin. If there’s no recast, then what is Kiki’s purpose? The “fast track” medical school farce they mentioned recently? Please — the character could barely hold down a waitress job at the MC.

Charday
Charday

Hi. Didn’t occur to me that this is first time since 1977 that a Q has not been on contract. That’s too bad. I thought the same thing about Kiki and med school–GH will have her a doctor in two months…saving Sonny’s life, of course.

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

Someone is out to downsize the cast. I bet there will be more to come.

Phyllis Sizemore
Phyllis Sizemore

It’s a dang shame. TPTB need to hear the fans. There are a few characters
we’d rather see go and believe me Dillion is not one of them.

aria
aria

this sucks he is so handsome and talented, wtf is going on w/ this show? seriously all this for steve Burton? believe me he is not worth it…

Jamie
Jamie

Stop getting rid of characters we love! Are you trying to do away with GH. We don’t want the new characters you’re bringing to the story if it costs us ones who belong. Is this the price we pay for having Steve Burton back?
Let’s see, Nik, Morgan, Hayden, Sean, Sabrina, and now Dillon? Why are you destroying the show? How do we even like the new characters when you do things like this?
How about bring Lucky back, instead of him being a dead beat dad.

Heidi
Heidi

I personally do not like this decision. I like Robert Palmer Watkins playing Dilon he is a fantastic actor.I really wish the people that do the hiring and firing would listen to the fans. We are the ones who give this show ratings u take away all the good actors and actress u are not going to have any body watching the show. Please leave him wherected he needs to be on GH

mike
mike

Dillon and Kiki are a great couple. Robert is great as Dillon,this is a mistake.The Q’s go farther downhill. More cost savings for Burton?

Pockets
Pockets

Why watch the show at all anymore. The actors are dropping like flies. Nothing left to watch.

Laura
Laura

Done watching after 40 yrs. Ruined the show. Haven’t watched since spring. Sick of main characters gone or w stupid storylines. Next soap gone will be gh

Jimh
Jimh

Mixed feelings here…He was a Q…i would had liked a fight between Micheal and Ned over running ELQ and had both Mike and Ned stunned and surprised when they find Dillion had secretly taken over without their knowledge…sure, he doesnt seem likely Dillion would run the business but you got to have these twists and turns!!!

Sissy
Sissy

I want less mob, more Q’s!!! 🙁

Justin
Justin

Me too!!! But, that’s all this show and some of it’s viewers want, mob, mob, mob.

robbie
robbie

Shame to lose another Q. They didn’t really give him much to do tho. May as well 86 Kiki while they’re at it.

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am sad to see another Q character leave the canvas– but the truth is with the only Q’s left being the nice ones, (Micheal, Monica, Ned) the character Dillion is redundant — without one troublemaker Q to stir the pot– the Q’s will be the soap equivalent the Brady Bunch– (if you are too young to get the reference- google it)

If he is on contract and has been on back burner status for a while, I understand why the suits would want to use the money they are paying him toward paying someone who is on front burner status– yet I don’t understand why they couldn’t just put him on recurring status– which means they only pay him per episode not weekly

The fact they didn’t seems to suggest the show is continuing the focus to be on the mob families and the Cassadiines who are just a classier version of the mob

Jake
Jake

Who would you fire or not re-sign to keep RPW, SB, WDV, RH? I liked the character of Dillon, but I’ll take more MAC and Felicia over that character. Hire a cheaper Dillon to keep the Q on screen.

Timmm
Timmm

Never a fan, good kid, wish him well. Looks like Frank is totally dismantling GH. Lets just shut it down, its disgusting! Kim Jong-Valenti!

JMER
JMER

Right. He’s completing dismantling it. I haven’t been watching for months because I saw it slipping deeper and deeper into the bad but this confirms that the Qs are not important or a priority on this show.

What next?

RPW was young, promising, cute and a good singer–they could’ve easily let him sing regularly on the show to attract a young audience and it’s something older viewers could enjoy too. But no, that’s way too much of a Classic GH/Classic DT Drama idea.

Charday
Charday

Sorry to see another Quartermaine go. He was a solid actor, but never given much of a storyline.

Rita
Rita

Watkins has grown and filled in nicely with the part he plays. But maybe this is just a chapter in his book of life. Maybe bigger and better things are coming for him. The writers seem to give him a second place person to play. I am excited that Burton is coming back but I hope it doesn’t push Bily Miller out of his position. I have come to like Miller and Sam together. Maybe Burton can hook up with Liz. I don’t really like Franco. I didn’t miss him one iota.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I too am shocked at this news… I thought the chemistry with Kiki was finally starting to click. Poor decision, and maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with the return of Steve Burton, but boy the way they are shaving good actors, there better be an extraordinary story line coming with a HUGE payoff.

The way they left the character of Hayden is absurd. Here she is pregnant with Finn’s baby and she is written off as an attempted embezzlement and running away … awful.

Rodd
Rodd

I am seriously outraged by this decision!!! There is no good reason to get rid of a very talented young actor who also happens to portray a Quartermain!

WTH is going on over there at GH behind the scenes? Are they being asked to deliberately sink the ship?

Of course, it’s only natural that many are going to blame these recent firings on SB’s return. It’s time for someone in authority to step up and speak up and let the fans know what’s happening. People will not remain loyal viewers when there’s a senseless bloodbath of very talented actors. Loyal viewers will become occasional viewers and then once-in-a-rare-while-viewers until they no longer watch at all.

This is such a shame!

JMER
JMER

They’ve chosen the niche audience they want to write for and I am not it. I thought it best to accept it and move on. I did that once before when I was younger with hardly any looking back at all–with age I have gotten sentimental but no more.

Stacy
Stacy

Horrible decision. Quality actor in a strong well-liked, popular couple on the show and a Q?? He and Wally have a great rapport – I don’t know what GH is thinking. First Rebecca Bud

Jennifer Mabry
Jennifer Mabry

Not happy that he is leaving. Robert is a great actor. This is a big mistake. The Quatermaine family is a staple of this show. Not a happy viewer one bit.

4ever DAYS
4ever DAYS

It seems he was let go playing a Dillon because of a return of someone who played a different Dillon…

Mister K
Mister K

This is quite a surprise, given the Q’s were just getting their family back w/ Ned and Olivia and Dillon and Kiki. Mr. Watkins has done a great job, although with very poor storytelling by GH. Also, I really love the actress who portrays Kiki now, she brings great depth to the role. If the GH team reads these comments, please reconsider your actions. This is a great actor and your fan base likes him.
If you don’t mind….a few more general thoughts on GH.
There are several great actors at GH who have the simplest story lines. Im thrilled Lexi Answorth is getting a good script and her complicated story with her professor will come up again. Hailey Poulos is underused. She’s a remarkable actress and she is such a beautiful young woman. I watched her in the Lifetime movie and wow..she was incredible. Give her a story line that is front and center…hook her up with an older actor, maybe a 2000’s much updated Luke & Laura story. Speaking of L&L, how about giving Laura some good material. Finally, the outdoor shots at the park. Maybe seeing the palm tree’s in the background are not seen by the editors?? Or maybe we’re supposed to keep imagining that this place is nice. It looks like shady place. I love outdoor shoots…but can you take the show to someplace different?? please!
Thanks all, I hope you have a great weekend!
-me

gh'er
gh'er

I have seen RPW on many interviews and he was always so proud talking about being a member of the GH family.

You don’t get rid of Quartermaines, for they are GH. (my opinion).

I don’t know what’s going on at GH, but they need to get it together, reel soon.

dmr
dmr

Why is a Quartermaine character being let go? Although, I didn’t care for Dillon’s reentry into Port Charles, and I could care about the Kiki character (UGH), I actually like RPW’s portrayal as Dillon Quartermaine. I think he has great comedic chemistry with Wally Kurth, and I think the character had potential. The only saving grace for me would be if Dillon took Kiki with him!

dmr
dmr

*could care less about the Kiki character*

dmr
dmr

I wish the insipid Lulu and her keystone cop/detective would be sent out of Port Charles-UGH, Michael and Nelle, too-boring! We were just starting to see a little more of the Quartermaine Family with Ned and Olivia just married…

Timmm
Timmm

Amen dmr. Dante is horrible and he ONLY rides one ass and thats Sonny’s! Why isnt he tough on any other criminal he arrests!

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch

I honestly don’t understand this move. Very frustrated with GH right now. I would love to see an actual soap opera contract, why have one if you can be let go at anytime?

Andrea Hofer
Andrea Hofer

This is truly unbelieveable. I see no reason to let go a young, talented, hot actor in a working couple story. This is GHs dumbest move yet. It is like they wanna deliberately scare away the viewer. Worst decision yet.

Michael
Michael

Besides for the fact that I HATE that the Q’s will see their ranks thinned out further…I think GH has completely missed the boat on this choice. He’s a great actor. He came on extremely strong and somewhere along the line, the writers chose not to focus on him. They’re getting lazy again … focusing primarily on Sonny, Carly, Jason. Every other character and storyline no longer matters. There’s a lot they could have done with the actor/character.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Very disappointed. Loved this guy from the beginning. He and Kiki are great together (if she’s single again I predict they pair her with Griffin…who seems to be interested in Ava… who will probably be paired with Nicolas when he comes back…thus freeing up Kiki for Griffin. Until Morgan comes back. Ah, soaps.

Sigh. Hate losing Robert Palmer Watkins! Thought they were filling the Q house back up; not depleting it. Might as well give it to Spencer!

Patrick
Patrick

some one posted they haven’t been utilizing Dillon. and I hadn’t thought about that… and it’s true.. after the Nurses ball when he and Kiki nailed their number.
it was so sexy as they were walking back to the hospital as she had to get back to work.

then it was goodbye to Mom Tracy. then we see him hamming it up with Ned and Olivia .

be that as it may: I depended on him… what an upstart nice good guy. who was never given a story . so what.. that just proves how much he gelled with the cast as a whole. the writers wasted a golden opportunity.

it’s been NEAT watching Matt Cohen mix with the Jerome women. and totally off guard, no? much to Anna chagrin.

I thought.. oh no.. it’s happening… he’s falling for Ava.. it doesn’t even matter what she looks like… it’s all about her spirit and energy. which is always full throttle.

dang it tho.. if this is the time for Matt Cohen to break through… so be it

I truly hope they don’t go the mother daughter MIX like they did with Morgan. altho it crossed my mind. Kiki does not need to be duped again by her own mother.

if the recast Nick returns… ( I don’t get that yet .. let go that easy of Tyler Christopher? ) oy! oh well… from what I’ve seen of Ava and Griffin… hotted out

I didn’t see that with the temporary recast of Nick.

so… that being said.. i’d MUCH rather see how Griffin and Ava mix.

I do not want to see Morgan return… even if he must just to shut up Carly and Sonny. as it would put Ava and Kiki right back in to the dullard Corinthos’ orbit.

it’s a slap in the face to the LONG TIME VIEWERS. what is happening to the Quartermainia. all we asked for is the longevity of the one core family. I adore Monica… as I’ve posted… she never lets the audience down. with Tracy gone.. TPTB thought it that easy to FIRE one ? they are not writing for so many

i’d say the audience as a whole is “waiting” with ready arsenal.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Patrick..by the way. There’s a petition going around online to keep Robert. They have almost 3000 signatures! If you want to sign just google for the petition. Every sig helps!

Shay
Shay

By the way, for anyone thinking of signing this petition to help Robert? I happily did likewise for Michael Easton, and was pleased with the eventual results, but keep in mind that if you don’t like spam, putting your contact information on such a petition will most likely spur on a plethora of emails from all and sundry other signature seekers in your inbox!..Iin my case, it was primarily crazy cat causes that clogged up my spam list for quite awhile before these people got the message that I was sooo not interested! Hence whilst I truly wish Robert luck, there is no way I will put myself through such a “cat-astrophic” ordeal again!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

@Patrick, or anyone else interested in signing the petition to keep Robert Palmer. Fear not, as another posted above, about spam if you sign a petition. Change.org is a great online venue to let your voice be heard, as many of you probably already know. There have been some wonderful petitions on everything from healthcare, charitable organizations, animal rights, etc. Runs the gamut. Sometimes it makes a difference, sadly, other times, not. But it’s nice to have a voice and the opportunity to effect change.

I think there are simultaneous petitions to keep RWP, one in the U.S. one in Canada which started later. You can sign both, I believe. The one started in the U.S. is almost up to 4000 signatures.

Just an fyi, if anyone would like to sign.

Shay
Shay

For the record, when I obliquely referred to “all and sundry signature seekers,” I was speaking of practically every leftist organization one can imagine and then some….yes, the kittycat nonsense was the absolute worst, but there were enough others of the usual suspects pushing their liberal agendas wanting the public’s money and support….so, if that is your thing, then have at it. But if you don’t, then YES! Be forewarned….and cybertread very carefully, because these groups and their propaganda are a gross imposition once they get your web address!!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I forgot to add; thank you for posting

about Parker and Kristina… it is in the news for “underage”

this is more than a distraction.. these are two GOOD solid actors

I am looking forward to this . altho I was already completely put off.. by Alexis telling her college aged daughter she had to drop her class… or however it played out.

Ashley Jones and Lexie Ainsworth. the best

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hi Patrick,

You’re welcome! I think people just see the teacher/student thing without realizing these are two consenting adults. Nothing inappropriate…other than the obvious which would be cheating on a spouse or influencing Krissy’s grades.

Howeva, dear one, 🙂 … we do part on liking this couple. I really don’t feel them. They just look like mother/daughter to me and their interaction still FEELS like mother/daugher or student/teacher. I think they’re completely mismatched and they don’t work for me at all. If they decide to keep this couple and develop their rapport, perhaps I’ll change my mind but right now I honestly cringe when I see them.

You know who I could see Krissy with??? Valerie! Ha! If Val was bi, I think they’d make a cute, fun, sexy/flirty couple!

kmayne
kmayne

I wonder how many more actors will be let go to compensate for the return of Steve Burton

Annalee
Annalee

Rob is such a kind person. He did justice to Dillon!! I don’t want to see him off the PC canvas
But….I think he is headed for more major career driven goals. I wish him everygood vibe out there!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Gives Wiley To Michael; While Willow Learns the Devastating Truth

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, brought the highly-emotional moments viewers had been waiting for all-week long; following the year and a half reveal that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Brad (Parry Shen) engineered a baby switch with Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) dead baby, Wiley being passed off as Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s newborn, Jonah, and Jonah being raised by Brad and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) as Wiley.  Now with the truth out, it was time for two of the heaviest beats of the story to be played out.

When Willow comes to at the hospital with Chase (Josh Swickard) by her side, needless to say she is dazed and freaking out that Nelle took Wiley.  Chase tells her he has some things to tell her and it’s not going to be easy to hear. Willow braces herself and then Chase tells her the story of the baby switch and how her baby died a SIDS death while at Brad and Lucas’ and then how the babies were switched.

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In a heartbreaking and powerful performance from Katelyn MacMullen (yes, she is our pick for “Power Performance of the Week”), Willow struggles to come to grips with the truth and starts to realize all of Brad’s machinations, as she thinks back to herself how could she do that to her son … to trust him with Brad, only to have the little infant die.  The devastation played by MacMullen, whose Willow, now must realize her baby never lived the full and happy young life she thought, was gut-wrenching.

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Meanwhile, in yet another top-notch performance, William deVry (Julian) showed the pain and the need to unburden himself as Julian talks to his sister. Ava (Maura West) and spills what happened.   He goes so far to admit to Ava that he knew what Brad had done. Ava cannot believe he did not go to Sonny (Maurice Benard) right away with this Intel, but Julian just could not do this to his son, Lucas and rip the baby from his arms.  Julian says he will face-off with Sonny and not leave town, if it comes to that.   Ava says they have to come up with a way to silence Brad … before Brad gives up Julian’s part in the whole baby cover-up.

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And in yet another masterful performance, we have to give it up to Chloe Lanier.  Who can play Nelle and spin stories and the tears so well, that if you did not know this pathological liar you would think she is telling the truth. When in opposing holding cells at the PCPD, Nelle lays it on about Brad so that the guard can hear them. She blames Brad for being the instigator in the baby switch and taking advantage of her – a distraught new mother, confused and dazed on the route where the baby switch happened.  It works! Brad is moved to a different cell and thinks look very grim for him.  Nelle smiles through her crocodile tears!

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Then, in what we all knew had to happen, and even so, was still as heartbreaking as ever; Lucas spends his final moments with Wiley as his father in the kitchen at the Corinthos’ along with Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright).  Lucas starts to tell his mother and sister, all the things Wiley needs and likes, such as having a story read to him.  All of this brings the tears as they know Lucas has to give the child back to Michael; who has been robbed of a year and half as the baby’s rightful father.

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Michael tells Lucas they will work this out, so Lucas remains a constant in Wiley’s life. He also tells Sonny and Sasha (Sofia Matteson) he feels so badly for Lucas, but they tell him to be happy for this chance to have the son he grieved for.   In the end, a tear-filled Lucas hands Wiley to Michael as everyone watches on in sadness for one father … and joy for the other.  Ryan Carnes was poignant in the scenes; as was Chad Duell.

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So, what did you think of the performances from Friday’s GH featuring Katelyn, Ryan, Chad, William, Chloe and Parry? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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