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Teresa Castillo Chats On Her Return To GH & If There Is Any Future For Patrick and Sabrina!

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On today’s episode of General Hospital, Sabrina Santiago came back to Port Charles and so too did her portrayer, Teresa Castillo (Sabrina).  As GH fans know, Teresa had been on maternity leave, and getting to know her new little bundle of joy, daughter Victoria.

When viewers last saw Sabrina, she was having some sort of a psychotic break over the death of her baby son Gabriel. She even thought she was getting married to Patrick (Jason Thompson) and put on the wedding dress she wore on that fateful day for her … when Robin (Kimberly McCullough) walked back into Patrick’s life at their wedding.  While Sabrina was getting some r and r in Puerto Rico with her family, Patrick and Sam (Kelly Monaco) discovered Rafe (Jimmy Deshler) ran the car Patrick was driving with Sabrina and Emma (Brooklyn) off the road that ultimately led to the death of their premature born son.  On today’s GH, Patrick finally had the chance to tell Sabrina what he knew thus far.  But as we know there is more to the story … Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis)!

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Teresa Castillo at the recent GHFCW 2014 where we asked her; what the mindset of Sabrina is coming back to Port Charles, does she see any future for Patrick and Sabrina in the romance department, what does she know about the rumors that Sabrina will be paired with another man on the canvas, and how has it been getting back into the swing of things with the demands of an actress on a soap and being a new mom. Here’s what Teresa shared with us.

So when you went back to begin taping new episodes of GH, after your maternity leave, was it hard for you?  Were you like, “What am I doing here?  I need to be home with my newborn daughter!” (Laughs)

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TERESA:  No, no, no. (Laughs)  I was able to bring Victoria with me to the studio.  My husband Shane took some days off from work. He was able to come with me and so she was in my dressing room while I was upstairs working.  It’s been interesting trying to juggle it all!

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When Sabrina returns; is her psychotic break going to rear its head again?

TERESA:  She has recovered and that psychotic break is gone now.  I think Sabrina needed that time to go home to Puerto Rico, and be with her family, and all of that.  So now she’s “mentally stable”, but still recovering from the death of her son.  You can expect some scenes where she gets filled in on what transpired while she was gone, and you see some stuff with Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel).  You see that their friendship is still there.

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The rumors out there are that there will be a new man for Sabrina.  But, could it actually be her former, currently imprisoned flame, Carrrrlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise)? (Laughs)

TERESA: Honestly, I don’t know.  There are some things happening where I go, “Whoa” that’s kind of cool!  But the show has not told me what is going to happen.  So far, I have not seen her being with a new man.

You took a lot of hits and a ton of fan bashing for being the love interest for Patrick (Jason Thompson), and it still goes on.  Do you think Sabrina would entertain the notion of wanting to get back together with Patrick, after everything that has happened between them?

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TERESA:  I think so much has happened that it isn’t even on her radar.  I think there is a bond between Patrick and Sabrina that will always be there, because they shared a son, and they shared this traumatizing experience of losing him. I think her guard would be up if they started to get back together.  I don’t think that could be easy anymore.  Her relationship with Patrick is not a blank canvas anymore.  There is a lot of baggage.  I mean, Patrick chose Robin (Kimberly McCullough).  So how can you just walk back into that and go, “OK, let’s try this again.”   Sabrina knew that Patrick choosing Robin was the right thing to do, no matter how much he loved her while they were together.  So, I don’t know.  I don’t know if there is ever any coming back from that.

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What does Sabrina see is there for her in Port Charles after all that transpired?  Why does she come back at all?

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TERESA: She sees Port Charles as her home, and where she has chosen to be and live. She wants to go back to work and that’s huge for her, and to get back to normal …kind of like me in real life. (Laughs)

Watch the scene from today’s GH when Patrick tells Sabrina about finding out who the driver was that ran them off the road and eventually led to the death of baby Gabriel below.  Then weigh-in: do you see a future for Patrick and Sabrina down the road?  Who do you think Sabrina should be paired with romantically?  Do you think we will see a stronger and more determined Sabrina who will seek more answers until she uncovers the whole truth about what happened that caused the death of her son?

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davlestev1
davlestev1

I’m sorry just UGHH…UGHHH…and she came back with a bit of an attitude…the character has run her course…she should have rebuilt her life somewhere else.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Sabrina is back for a reason, I am sure of it. There is most likely an affinity; an affiliation, if you will, with one of the main characters. From what I understand, Sonny has a history with Sabrina’s mother? Am I wrong? I did not watch at that time. But, as with all the other soaps, I have familiarized myself with most storylines, either by reading up on them or through family members who have been watching for years and years. So, my theory is that there is a definite link between Sonny and Sabrina. His daughter? Maybe? I hope I won’t end up eating my words.lol

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

If Sabrina is Sonny’s daughter, and having lost her baby, i hope she turns into a cold hearted blood thirsty female dog(sorry, im trying to give up cussing including the ‘B’ word…lol)…and becomes ‘Serial Killer Nurse’ with a bad donkey(sorry again im trying not to use the dirty ‘A’ word too…lol) vengful attitude and goes on a murdering spree killing half the cast who first become ill from a virus called ‘FrankenRon Fever’ that the evil Victor Cassidine unleasehed unto an unsuspecting Port Charles…everytime one of his victims with ‘FrankenRon Fever’ shows up at GH, Killer Nurse Santiago finishes them off…just joking around…or am I…LOL!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Jimh, I knew it was you even before I found out whose post it was. You completely crack me up…ever and always…love it!

Shay
Shay

CeeCee….Shay here. I hope you received my lengthy reply to this post. I had a fine rebuttal outlining why I’m so vehemently opposed to your blood-tie proposition. However, since it didn’t make it online, I just wanted you to know it came from me in the event it wasn’t devoured by the moderating monster….and actually materialized in your inbox!!

Shay
Shay

Oh, CeeCee….I truly hope that you are incorrect, even though you are certainly not the first to suggest such possible lineage for this non-entity, problem child of a character….(As if Sonny hasn’t already sired enough darn offspring!) The very notion that after nearly two (long) years on the canvas there is still clamoring and speculation to create an identity for this lame, lackluster lass reveals exactly why she is completely unnecessary to the fabric of GH. The showrunners have yet to make a case for her existence, despite bending over backward to champion her with an almost constant presence leading up to her (far too brief) hiatus this summer. She has never had a true purpose or reason to be in Port Charles…there is nothing unique or special about her…she is quite common and replaceable, and during her barely noticeable absence, she was hardly missed. She should have never been brought back in the first place! And yet, there continues to be this herculean effort to obtain character credibility from forcing her into the inner-circle of GH society ala latching her onto any kind of specious tie to a legacy family. What that tells me is that even now she doesn’t fit in…she sticks out like a sore thumb and will remain an interloper and outsider no matter what ridiculous lengths are employed to make her more palatable and acceptable. Why bother? Although this is not the only instance in which an individual completely alien to the Port Charles landscape has failed miserably, it is perhaps the most illustrative example of stubbornly not throwing in the towel when the show has created an epic dud. To further impose this deservedly maligned miss on the show is simply inexcusable and unforgiveable!

Shay
Shay

Bravo, davlestev1!!!!! You are a man after my own heart (well, at least on this matter!) The only thing I can possibly imagine as being worse than the “sugary sweet, cavity-inducing “Sappy” is the new, not-improved “Sabzilla” with an attitude. Oh, spare me!!!!!

notafan
notafan

I agree she has run her course they should have her leave again

Lara
Lara

Thank you for this interview. Want more though 😉 So glad Sabrina is back and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her!

rebecca1
rebecca1

she already seems like a stronger character. i think the writers are going to show us a tougher girl into woman Sabrina…looking forward to see where her storyline takes her.

Jammi
Jammi

I agree. She already has a tougher exterior. I like it. She seems a lot more secure too. I think the time away did her some good. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for her.

Shay
Shay

rebecca1….You state in another post that “everyone loved Emily”……WRONG! I couldn’t stand that one either! Up until the time Sappy was introduced, I thought Ems was the most grating, atrociously saccharin, one-dimensional character I had ever witnessed on GH, and I was delighted when she was finally killed off during that serial killer storyline. Of course, my joy was short-lived when her doppelganger was brought on, and once again, we were subjected to Natalia Livingston’s sub-par portrayal. But the fact that you mentioned her simply reminded me of how much the two of those insufferable ladies have in common. Neither handles heavy, demanding scenes with any kind of aplomb, as both display extremely limited ranges when it comes to emoting. The only difference is that Livingston’s Emily at least had a reason to be there….as a de facto Quartermaine, she had a place and purpose in Port Charles, even though they were nebulous at best.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Actually, I did say “everyone” but, LOL, “I” didn’t like Emily. Correction: I didn’t like Natalia Livingston’s version. Something about the way she spoke just grated on my nerves. I liked Amber Tamblyn…but they took her from tomboy to tiara. Just a whole different persona. I also resented how they had her favor Jason over AJ. Ugg! Even back then I was ballistic at how the entire Q clan, with the exception of Skye, berated and belittled AJ. Even Emily, lil, sweet, sugary, saccharine Emily always took Jason’s side over AJ’s. So, no, couldn’t stand her. But my point is it seemed like I was in the minority. And thus my comparison to Emily/Sabrina. Why one seemed beloved and the other controversial.

I think Sabrina has much more personality than Emily…and she delivers her lines more powerfully. I don’t see Sabrina as a saint…just a genuine person in contrast to the manipulative, underhanded ones.

Once again, long day. Can’t articulate. Just wanted to get back to you…

rebecca1
rebecca1

And by the way, paleeeeez don’t refer to Emily Q as Ems….that’s reserved for Nolan and “Ems.”

aria
aria

i’m glad to see sabrina back, love the character, and yes, love Robin too, its possible to love two characters even when those two are “rivals” for the love of one guy, but i guess now neither will be with patrick so no reason for the haters to hate on sabrina, i don’t know who i want to see he paired with, just glad she’s back.

Shay
Shay

Guess again, aria…..as a proud member of the anti-Sappy faction, I have often tried to explain that the antipathy felt for this character has very little, if nothing, to do with Robin, or even by extension, the ill-advised pairing with Patrick. It’s simply a real dislike for the whole persona…changing partners or other various aspects pertaining to the “Sobby One” won’t make a whit of difference. I just cannot abide HER…..period!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

That is exactly how I feel about Sam and Sonny, Shay. So, inasmuch as I disagree with you about Sabrina, I get it. You express your antipathy toward the character well and I am grateful for that…you did not use the word “hate”.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, CeeCee!…I firmly believe that good people can disagree without being disagreeable and that there are far more preferable ways to express disapproval than with the deployment of the hackneyed terms of “hate”/”haters.” They are so completely over-utilized these days that they have lost their punch anyway and are now simply empty words for those who cannot defend their views with more intelligent vocabulary choices. Incidentally, I can truly appreciate your point of view regarding Sonny….I’ve never been one to fancy the greasy wiseguy either, although we part company on Sam. While I understand the criticisms often leveled at her character, I still like her….particularly if one compares her voluptuous charms, versatility and viability to the GH canvas with those of the much less successful and appealing topic of this thread.

Samantha Marie Morgan
Samantha Marie Morgan

Great comment!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Agreed, aria!

su0000
su0000

yahhhhh!
Sabrina is back!!! 🙂
Wonder what they have planned for her..
she will not be with Patrick, and anyone who believes she will be with Patrick again had better reboot their brain because it isn’t working correctly.. lol

I like Carlos!! I hope he returns to be with Sabrina..

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I just think he looks a little too old for her…they don’t look good together… I always thought there was a special bond with Felix… yes they are platonic friends but THEY LOVE EACH OTHER VERY MUCH…. love is complicated so maybe there could be a chance….and yes I know he is gay, but life sometimes is complicated and you never know where you find true love! Keeping an open mind…

rebecca1
rebecca1

Elite? Just as you said…Felix is gay. They’ve never portrayed him as bi. Not going to happen. As for Carlos if they do decide to pair these two together I don’t see age as an issue. Teresa is in her 30s in reality…not sure how old she’s supposed to be as Sabrina but it’s not like Fluke chasing Kiki! LOL Now THAT was an age difference. Aside from that, even if there was a discernible one (which I don’t see)…soaps have been pairing all ages together for a long time…

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right…Carlos and Sabrina? Noooo!!! Felix and Sabrina? Not sure. I am no expert, but I doubt homosexuality is a state of mind. One cannot switch a button on and off saying, ” I think I’ll be straight today and gay tomorrow”. But, I like that idea. I absolutely love Felix…one never knows what could happen on a soap.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Awwwwwww…Carlos loves Sabrina with all his heart. I’d like to see him win her back…and see where it goes. The man’s got passion and he’d kill for her. Literally.

lovesgh
lovesgh

So happy TC is back as Sabrina!! My fave character on the show..<3

CeeCee
CeeCee

Glad to see Theresa back. She looks as pretty as ever. I’m looking forward for Sabrina to be given a storyline which will do her acting skills justice…..only not with Patrick. She needs to stand on her own two feet without having Patrick or Felix as a crutch. And, Sabrina needs a guy all her own who will complement her, not drag her down. Billy Miller as Jason Quartermaine is just the right age for her….I’d love to stick it to Sam. I know, I know…wishful thinking.
Those posters who dislike Sabrina? Please keep your not-so-nice comments to a minimum. Be kind. Thanks.

Alliboo
Alliboo

CeeCee you are right on !!!!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

CeeCee…I like Sabraina; always have. Am glad she’s back too. But I also like Sam…a lot. For me, I’d have no desire to see her hurt…

As for Jason, I don’t think he’s going to know he’s Jason…and I don’t think the citizens of Port Charles will know who he is either. Courtesy of Victor Cassadine…

kevin
kevin

Yes – bring on the new Jason with plastic surgery, resuming his life now as a Cassadine-brainwashed doctor at GH. He falls for Sabrina, while Patrick falls for Sam. Then the big revelation & watch the chips fall where they may.

Jennifer
Jennifer

I believe there is a way back between Patrick & Sabrina but it going to be a lot of hard work plus Sabrina is going to have her guard up with Patrick because all of there baggage they have and it not going to be easy as it was the first time they was to together And of course Sabrina is going to have her guard up if she get with Patrick she will be worry that if she love Patrick and Emma that Robin will come back and Sabrina will get her heartbreaking a again

CeeCee
CeeCee

So, after all that, Jennifer, you think Sabrina and Patrick belong together? Nah, I think not, albeit Patrick feels comfortable enough with Sabrina to confide in her. Sabrina has shed her girlish fantasies…I hope…and, I doubt she is a masochist . I’ve been wrong many times before with my predictions …so… Uhmm.

Marisa
Marisa

Very happy Sabrina is back!

getzyr
getzyr

I am so glad Sabrina is back. I am hoping there will be a future for her and Patrick I sure miss Sabrina and Patrick together &
best couple on GH.

Beth CP
Beth CP

Apologies. Not a fan of the actress nor the character, which I find superfluous and on the order of excess baggage. While I’m glad that TeCa had a safe delivery resulting in a lovely little girl, I’m one of those in the camp that have not missed her since she went on maternity leave.

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

Same here. Sabrina was a nice enough person. But, I haven’t missed the character’s presence AT ALL. There is plenty going on without her. I don’t see what Sabrina brings to any of the current “A” storylines rotating right now. She’s not a factor in Fluke’s plans, in the Sonny/Carly/Franco triangle, in Maxi & Lulu’s kidnapping, in the Cassadine resurrection, in the Jerome’s travails, or with any of the Q’s. Sam & Patrick do fine investigating the crash without her. Over in B-storyland, there is the Britt/Nikolas/Liz triangle, Jordan exposing Fluke, Nina plotting to win back Silas – how does Sabrina figure into ANY of this? And, most importantly, WHY should we care? Right now, I care more Rick getting back his reputation & being reunited w/Molly than anything about Sabrina.

liz
liz

I agree!!! Not a fan at all. I think a good fit for her is another show!

Patrick
Patrick

I truly wish the actor, Teresa Castillo , the best

as for, Sabrina: that’s a tall order.

I would love to see Carlos and Sabrina make a go of it.

they were and still are: A fun couple

Carlos was FUN to watch…. and he endeared Sabrina, for the audience

he teased her
he was playful with her
he showed tenderness, and I truly believed he loved her

that’s a lot in my book

let alone… he was protective of her

all the trappings, of longevity

Carlos is Sexy

and dang didn’t I believe Sabrina wasn’t second guessed and acted right along side

Carlos is the perfect foible, henchman, sidekick, for, whomever, he mixes
he’s got a comedic timing and light , and swag thats dynamic

OK

KansasGuest
KansasGuest

You are not alone. Carlos would be an excellent addition to the cast. Sabrina is much better with him than by herself. PLUS…he and Rick really need to get their names cleared.

Lori
Lori

I really want Carlos to come back too. There’s also a back story behind their romance that I would like to see. Personally, I would rather see Carlos than Sonny. Let the tape be found, and Sonny goes to jail and Carlos is exonerated.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I like that idea, Lori (my sister’s name). Anyone is better on screen than Sonny, who called Franco scum or derelict, or some gross name along those lines. That’s a hoot coming from him whose conscience doesn’t even bother him. Sonny has no qualms whatsoever having someone else rot in jail in his stead. Yeah, really cool guy!!

jaybird369
jaybird369

CeeCee…YES…THANK YOU!!!!! I (for one) am SO SICK of Sonny…G-A-G!!!!! To me, Sonny is nothing but an arrogant and self-righteous HYPOCRITE!!!!! Yikes.

Take care, CeeCee. XOXOXOXOXO

Haven
Haven

Cee,Cee,

I agree..I thought I was going to spit my lunch out when Sonny started going off about Franco! Pot, meet Kettle…Wow! Plus, Sonny didn’t even look for Carly when she was missing..not one bit. Franco did. Sonny all but raped Carly in the office the other day. Very aggressive, like back in the Karen days.

Anyway, Sabrina is a bit boring and she forgets her lines often. Still I like her better than Robin, but Patrick needs someone with moxie. There’s just so many people on the show right now, so it seems if she was going to make an impression she would’ve by now. Maybe she’ll get some backbone though. Who knows?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Haven…I thought the same thing! Sonny, for all his love, history and co-parenting with Carly, barely looked anxious when she was missing. (I refuse to say “went missing.” the most overused jump-on-the-bandwagon “cool” expression. is it even English? ugh! but I digress…) I could not believe that the writers didn’t have him in a frenzy…calling in all his men, calling up his contacts…etc. The only thing we saw was when Morgan or Michael came to him concerned…’don’t worry about your mother. I’m sure she’ll be okay” or some such bull shite.

Let’s not forget he also threatened to kill Carly when he thought she shot Olivia.

So, after all this, he calls Franco, who adores Carly and risked his own life and jail to find her…and DID find her/save her…a psycho?! And Carly goes along with it…She falls into his arms again and betrays the man that moved heaven and earth to rescue her???!!!

Franco has become Sonny’s new AJ. He insinuates (and believes) these guys are “pieces of scum” as he so eloquently puts it…and Carly goes along with it.

I had hopes Carly had evolved; guess not. As for Franco, loving him. They’re giving Roger better material to work with…and he’s kickin it!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, rebecca. Carly is no better than Sonny, tiny little reptile that he is. She is his co-conspirator in AJ’s murder, and convinced Franco to keep silent, dragging him down with her. As misconceptual as the reason for keeping quiet may be, at least he is doing it for Her and Michael. But I question Carly’s motive. ….her son, or her lover, Sonny. I guess a lot of people without a conscience live a happy-go-lucky-life in Port Charles without thinking twice about their misdeeds, to put it mildly. This thing with Sonny will happen again. What a balancing act! Sigh. I had posted something about Viagra, but the posting police arrested my comment. So, I will desist from further desparaging remarks about a certain vile character. He is very much protected.
Someone on the Y&R site posted that Eric Braeden thinks he is Victor Newman…well, same thing here.
I jus wish that Sonny , for once,would stop stumbling on his words and complete a sentence without searching the air around him for the next word. Why is he so valuable to the ‘keepers’ of the soap?
And, oh yes, rebecca. When was the birth of the expression, …’went missing’ ?… Same as…’take a listen’…lol

rebecca1
rebecca1

Patrick…

Totally in agreement with your views on Carlos! Hope they bring him back!

Kim
Kim

Happy that Sabrina back and I hope Sabrina will finally get a story about Sabrina but that probably wont happen since she is not coming out of an egg. Just added GH to my DVR again and will see how long it will actually stay there this time.

Jenny
Jenny

Sabrina should have stayed gone. The character has run is course.

Cathy
Cathy

Sabrina should have been gone a while ago.

Omar
Omar

I disagree…I think the character of Robin and the actress that plays her has REALLY run its course…Kimberly IS the most over rated actress in daytime tv!! Its time to move forward and write this character off.

lovesgh
lovesgh

Totally agree, Omar. Robin and Scrubs have been over rated for years. Time to move past them and onto some new stories, especially for Patrick and Emma., Hope Robin leaves for good.

shrona
shrona

I don’t dislike Kimberly as an actress but she has made it clear that she is NOT interested in returning to GH full time. Since the storyline actively involves her daughter, they need a death or a great recast (Elizabeth Hendrickson, anyone?) I think Sabrina/Teresa is a decent actress who has been unfairly maligned by rabid SCRUBS fans. Face it, folks, Kim is NOT returning and GH needs to Keep Calm and Carry On. We already know we’re getting a nuJason- why not introduce a nuRobin as well?

Shay
Shay

Well, there goes my briefly blissful Sappy-less summer!!!! (But how utterly divine while it lasted!!!…..) As we sadly knew it would, today that glorious idyll came to a sudden, sick-inducing halt the moment that second-string, scorn-inspiring she-me with the magic stethoscope and smug mug once again strutted onto the GH canvas—immediately high-tailing it over to Drake Jr.’s habitat, no less—-and with an emboldened, self-righteous attitude, to boot!!!! (Gag me with a spoon!!!!! “Sabzilla” is born!!!!) Hopefully, it was a mere pit stop on the fast track to her next victim, er hookup, but I cannot even hazard a guess as to which poor sap the showrunners will attempt to stick with this stupendously insufferable miss…. however, the unsuspecting male in question has my deepest sympathy in advance. Taking on this banal burden will be just as much of a thankless task for him as it was for her previous partner in pointless procreation, Patrick. Therefore, if only to spare the fine men of Port Charles from suffering the same stupefying fate that befell Dr. Drake for those oh so many interminable months, I nominate the nauseating nurse’s former “melodramatic mister,” Carrrrrrr-LOS!, to bite the bullet and fill the void as the prospective beau (I mean, target) in the Sobby crosshairs (He’s already been there, done that, so he’s best prepared for the fresh h#!! that awaits him!) Needless to say, it would also be a most welcome development, not to mention an immensely appreciated public service, if somehow said hot-headed hitman could arrange to escape from prison and flee the country with his old/new squeeze in tow, never to be seen or heard from again…a most satisfying (and expedient) solution to the question “How do you solve a problem like Sa-breeeee-na?” (Think about it, Cartini!!!! Pleeeeeze?????)

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Sounds like you dont like Sabrina…lol…Seriously, i want her to go mad and become a serial killer killing off half the cast!!!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

ShayShay…I think Sabrina’s made you craycray! Whenever I see you wax poetic in a negative, nitpicking soliloquy…I feel a compulsion to respond.

I can understand not liking characters that are evil. Those who have hurt characters we love; those who are soooooooo creepy ala Fluke that there is mass revulsion… But you seem to lay blame at Sabrina/Cinderella’s (she’d make a great Cinderella by the way!!!!) feet…for the most innocent of deeds. Let’s see:

She dared love Patrick.

She dared be too nice.

She dared to be a great maternal figure to Emma.

She dared to care.

She dared to be honest.

What else did she dare to do/be?

Hmmmmm…Let’s see: In this latest infraction of justice she:

Dared to visit Patrick, her ex-fiance, father of her child with whom she grieved with.

She dared have a more defiant attitude

She dared show interest in finding out the truth about the accident of her child

I “dare” say it’s an irrational…or shall I say…perhaps a wee tad too much of a disdain for a character that is just, at this point anyway, one of the good guys.

Now, are you and those who agree with you entitled to feel that way? Yep. Maybe people think the character’s boring…hasn’t contributed much to the canvas…who knows.

You say it has nothing to do with the Scrubs thing for you but I “dare” say…I think it did for a lot of people.

You say toe may toe…I say toe mot toe. Do you think we’d be throwing them if this were a live debate? 😉

CeeCee
CeeCee

I know, I know, rebecca. Sabrina is one of my faves. But, you gotta love Shay’s knack of putting things in writing. She entertains me…I laughed at this post so much, tears were streaming down my face. Both of you are great entertainers…let’s not forget jimh,……he is out there also cracking me up, as does su0000.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Haha CeeCee. The thought of you cracking up…complete with tears rolling down your face…made ME crack up!

I think this whole concept of connecting with each other…totally anonymous (sight unseen) is hilarious and fascinating in and of itself. We read each other’s words and conjure up images of each other….like we do when reading a book. And our words come to life and evoke emotions…we’re sort of like the soap within the soap!

See ya on the next post!

Shay
Shay

Uh, no, rebecca1, I “dare” say we are both far too civilized to participate in such unbecoming behavior, however, I do think that your inexplicable yen to rebut my slams of the “Sobby One” is just a classic knee-jerk response….you cannot ignore the impulse to do so any more than I choose to in continuing to compose my prolific posts of derision for this enervating character. Does that make us co-dependent? LOL….Perhaps you should form the “Sappy Defense League”—-along with the delightful CeeCee—because the two of you provide the most eloquent and heartfelt challenges to my opposing observations of this insipid creature. I always enjoy reading your well-meaning efforts, even if they never will serve to deviate me from the immense ennui inspired by this irksome and impertinent interloper. While you see a source of all that is good and right in the world, I view an annoying appendage of banal blandness that embodies the most time-worn clichés and predictable “Perils of Pauline”-like predicaments. That is not charming, just obtuse! It was quite one thing to be subjected to this nymph-like nurse the first time around…she came, she saw, she wept…(I mean went…..)…..that should have been the end of the “fairytale,” but to bring her back now for no discernible, defensible reason is simply tedious. There are far more deserving and complex characters that should be co-opting the time and space that this unnecessary usurper utilizes ….whatever supposed “loose ends” of her “saga” that possibly warranted “tying up” could be accomplished much more efficiently off-canvas via phone or even Skype. Whether this ultimately would be done to pave the way for a Patrick and Robin reunion or a prospective parting of “Scrubs” once and for all, is of no consequence to me….my only desire is to see the last of this loathsome lass!!!! Her presence is no longer required……

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I like that she’s coming back, seeming to be stronger. I hope this new level-headed and strengthened Sabrina sticks around; loving the natural curl in her hair and curve to her body. Hope this exact Sabrina stays for a while, could be better for the character.

Cathy
Cathy

Death would be better for the character. She should have been gone a long time ago.

Shay
Shay

Now THAT would be EPIC!!!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ouch !!’

Shay
Shay

Quite frankly, I have never understood the fuss over this extremely ordinary girl, particularly with all that “fairytale farce” tossed in, when GH already had two porcelain doll princesses in the forms of Liz and NuLuLu. (Both with flawless complexions, beautiful, expressive eyes, fabulous heads of hair and perfect petite frames….plus, for variety’s sake, there was a blonde and a brunette…take your pick!) Either one would have been far more worthy of and preferable for the “royal” treatment than the oh-so-average nurse. In addition, Port Charles also possessed two very earthy beauties in the characters of Sam and Britt. Ms. Morgan as the sexy little minx with the smokin’ hot physique and Dr. Westbourne as the fire and ice vixen with the fierce eyes and temperament to match. Each of these luscious ladies presented much more inviting “total packages” (with well-defined personas) than that mousy miss ever could!!!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Shay, you have described me to the letter…petite, light complexion, blond, endowed and all that other stuff…lol. I, however do not consider myself a (mindless) porcelain doll. ….kidding, Shay…bit of levity.
Seriously, I completely see what you are saying, Shay. I can only speak for myself. Sabrina was first portrayed as a mousy, and in your words, ordinary girl…..perhaps that is the reason I was so drawn to the character. I always had a weakness for the underdog. I can tolerate Liz and nuLulu, but I absolutely love Britt, who is the complete opposite of Sabrina. Why is that? I don’t know. But, I love these characters equally.
Why the fuss, you ask? Perhaps it’s because Sabrina exudes a certain gentleness and purity while Britt has that come-hither countenance about her…albeit that trait has taken another path of late.
Needless to say, I have said this before…every “good” character needs a foil. Good versus evil. And, Britt’s actions, at one point, made Sabrina look like an angel. I, too, have questioned the need for this character and why she’s back, as have you. The writers must have a plan. The poor girl has gotten so much flack from GH fans, it is a wonder she came back. I am keeping my fingers crossed in hopes that she and Patrick don’t end up together again, as that ship has sailed. The idea that Sabrina could take Robin’s place in Patrick’s and Emma’s life failed miserably. So, where will the character go from here? If Sabrina is to stay on the canvas, then she will need a strong storyline and an equally strong persona.
As for Sam, I do not see her through your eyes. She does not come off as sexy to me….was she a sex-kitten in the past, or something? I find her most annoying. There is no inflection to her voice; her facial expression stays the same, and, in my opinion, she is definitely no beauty. Her time has come and gone…in other words, she is a has been and she is the one being “propped” now. Her investigation into Rafe’s accident is laughable. Is this what the “Sam” character has been reduced to? A Silas chasing yenta? She is being made to work on the periphery of this soap. By the same token, I will retract every word if Sam can prove that Rafe took off at Nina’s urging.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….For some reason, my response ended up at the bottom of the page when I submitted it….hope it makes it to post or at least it lands in your inbox!

Shay
Shay

Scott….Since you obviously are an ATWT aficionado, I wonder if this character and her far-fetched, fairy-dusted storyline at all reminds you of the one with Marisa Tomei’s downtrodden Marcy and the oh so dishy Lord Stewart played by Ross Kettle? I found that tale as equally exasperating and hard to swallow as the “Cinderbrina” one.

Tsuds
Tsuds

hmmm I am ready for a crazy revengeful Sabrina… come onnn….. They killed your daughter. you been treated unfairly for a long time.. You been wronged……….. find a new best friend in Nina and start your revenge…

Tsuds
Tsuds

meant killed your son…

soapbaby
soapbaby

I don’t think Sabrina faced “fan bashing” because she was paired with Patrick. I think many viewers felt that she was front-burnered immediately with zero character development. Sabrina has been nothing more than a collection of character traits and no character. I think Teresa Castillo is an average actress but it’s been impossible to overcome the terrible writing of the character. Sabrina has been propped by virtually every other character on the GH canvas and made out to be completely good, saintly really, and lacks any substance or textures. She has constituted a massive waste of space and I resent that, not being with Patrick.

Beth CP
Beth CP

Exactly. Patrick, as a character, as originally written, would not be one to fall for such a stuffed to the gills cliche.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Correct…but, I think she has proven herself. I am confident she will be coming into her own and won’t need any “propping”. …she has already shown her growing maturity and independence even within those few scenes with Patrick. I simply like her a lot. I suppose, because we were pregnant at the same time, I identified with her.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I want Patrick to have time alone with his daughter. Romance on the back burner after all his disappointments is normal. Give him a storyline in which he is faced with a professional crisis or an issue as a father.

Cathy
Cathy

Exactly! Since when do you need every story to have a pairing. How about a smart Patrick unlike now after a forced ex pairing and a forced friendship. Sorry RC is dumb. Many want Sam away from Silas and Sabrina away from Patrick. How stupid is Patrick to not see what is in front of him. Forget that he did the same thing ignoring phone calls from Robin. Now he is ok with Sam who is technically a mob person but not with Jason who gave his wife her life back. Patrick is written like an idiot since he can’t have it both ways. Sorry JT you can try like RC and others to spin it but it doesn’t work with my intelligence. And they wonder why GH doesn’t get Emmy nominations. It’s because the writing, like all of GH production is low budget and it shows.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

I welcome a change in her character… she is no longer a blank slate with no baggage and heartbreak…. Life has happened to her and for that we all change and grow. our perfect little world is not so perfect when you go through that pain. I hope to see her character develop into a stronger woman and let us watch her journey…

Anne
Anne

Sabrina is needed as a bright light among a lot of dark characters. Welcome back. I like her with Patrick. Sonny connections? I don’t think so.

Cathy
Cathy

Sabrina’s light went out a long time ago. Time for her to move on and be gone for good.

dmr
dmr

I actually don’t mind the character of Sabrina. I wasn’t a big fan of the character when Theresa first joined the cast; but, I think she does a good job at portraying Sabrina-who is very different from Robin-not righteous or sanctimonious. It’s a nice change because Sabrina is not vicious or vindinctive (at this time) like Ava, Carly, even Nina. I also like Britt and Sabrina scenes, as well as, Felix and Sabrina scenes. But, I get why people would think the character is boring and lackluster. I think that will change over time.

Cathy
Cathy

Sabrina is Miss Perfect and self righteous is Carly not Robin. Carly is and has slept with a man who was involved in her sons rape and never admits her mistakes. Robin admits her mistakes and apologizes.

Sabrina was being made into Robin but viewers saw it and didn’t accept it. So saying she is a nice
character is wrong, we don’t know a thing about her character.

lovesgh
lovesgh

Lol, Sabrina was never made to be Robin or replace Robin, she is a thousand times better. She genuinely cares about people and isn’t selfish like Robin at all.

Omar
Omar

I totally agree with you dmr, 100%..Teresa is a solid and good actress and she plays this character very well..I hope she gets a good storyline, that has nothing to do with Patrick..I am very happy she is back on the show..I been saying this for the longest, I hope she is Tracy’s long lost daughter..Over a year ago, it was mention that there was a another Quatermaine out there..So if the powers that be fallow their protocol like they did in OLTL (Latina and young Adrianna is Dorian Lord’s daughter from an old fling with a Mob boss), why not make this happen again at GH.

Cathy
Cathy

lovegh, you obviously don’t know the Robin character. She is trying to protect her husband, daughter, Sam and others and that is NOT selfish but selfless. And the Disney Princess was to replace Robin since they made Britt so evil you had to like the nurse. They handed her EVERYTHING of Robin’s including her daughter, husband, friends and family. RC used Robin and the NB to make the Disney Princess makeover while trying to say it was about Robin. RC propped her from day one and I am so glad many didn’t buy into it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ya know…Emily…played by Natalia Livingston, was waaaaaaaay more a “saint” than they’ve made Sabrina, yet everyone loved Emily.

GH has always had a few “angelical” characters on to balance the manipulative narcissists…and Sabrina, up to this point, is one of the aforementioned.

I remain in Sabrina’s camp. I’m rooitng for the character; she’s one of the lights in the dark…. She’s grounded. I think we’d all be lucky to know someone like Sabrina (and Felix) in real life.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hmmm, okay, Omar…good scenario. Did Sonny ever sleep with Tracy? Lol……Still trying to affix Sabrina on Sonny.

lovesgh
lovesgh

Sabrina is way more popular than some give her credit for. Her biggest sin is that she messed with” Robin’s” man Too funny.

Cathy
Cathy

NO Sabrina fans are more vocal not more popular. There is a difference.

lovesgh
lovesgh

Then you must not read the polls in soap magazines. 😛

Debbie
Debbie

Agree with you Cathy. And they vote over and over in those polls.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, if Robin’s man did not want to be messed with, then it would not have happened. Takes two to tango, as the saying goes. Also, Patrick’s manhood went a few rounds in the rink and has been knocked down more than once. So, unless he picks himself up and stops whining like a schoolgirl, he will never recapture it. Move on, Patrick.!!

lovesgh
lovesgh

Cee Cee, I also agree. Patrick has slept with Lisa, Britt and Sabrina, I would say he is doing more than okay!

Cathy
Cathy

If the mag polls meant anything, Scrubs would be together now. Scrub fans won many polls and RC didn’t care. Scrub fans stopped voting on them a long time ago. There are only four soaps. They mean nothing,

Shay
Shay

Soap opera publications do not present an accurate barometer of public opinion. Fan clubs buy up the newsstand copies and send in votes en masse….that used to be why DOOL constantly swept the viewer awards, as they had the best organized fan support….PR companies also have a huge hand in these efforts. There is nothing grassroots about the feedback you see in those magazines!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Cathy…would you and other diehard fans be happy with a reunited Scrubs if there was a new actress playing Robin? Because as you know….KM is not coming back full time. So, regardless of who’s doing what polls where with how many votes there would not have been a Scrubs “back together now.” Not as along as they’re keeping RM on a recurring (when she can find the time) basis.

As for popularity, Teresa has 30-something thousand followers on her Twitter account. That’s not bad for a relatively new character who took months off to boot. I think the naysayers are more vocal, not the other way around.

Elite Advisors
Elite Advisors

There’s not a lot to choose from…. Carly is now with Sonny, Julian with Alexis, Fluke / Tracy, Michael and yucky kiki, Franco possibly Nina as they have fun chemistry…, silas with Sam, Patrick with ???, Elizabeth with Nickolas? Britt with ? Guess Monica gets nothing, Maxie with sexy pants, lLulu with dante, Shawn with Jordan, then of course the kids of the show. Ava is loveless at the moment and now so is Sabrina.

Where Johnny Z when a girl could use a hottie like him?

Cathy
Cathy

Would still like to know why ONLY Scrub fans get called out for supposedly giving this actress Teresa a hard time? It isn’t, and wasn’t in past, just Scrub fans who didn’t like Sanrina. GH would know that if they read the boards and knew how to read them without falling for the agendas. Yet these same people who blame Scrub fans don’t call out Patrina fans for what they do to Kimberly not just as a character but as an actress. What about calling out other fan bases who do the same thing? .Seem unfair to me. And for the record, all fanbases give interlopers a hard time. That’s has been happening on soaps for a long time. So don’t get the problem. Soap Fans are passionate about their couples and favorites. Many talented actors embrace it and give it their best shot.

Shay
Shay

Amen to you, Cathy. For a considerable duration of the Scorpio/Drake romance, I was most definitely not a self-described “Scrubs” aficionado….I was rather a “take them or leave them” sort of viewer, actually pretty neutral. I became much more of a champion for the couple after the commencing of the Robin kidnapping storyline, and most especially, due to the imposing interjection of that grating, gimmick-laden girl nurse onto the GH canvas. Her constant presence and propping by long-time and far more talented cast members was beyond exasperating and annoying. Even after suffering nearly two years of her nauseating nonsense, so many still cannot seem to fathom the notion that this character is immensely despised on her own merit….my only explanation is that they are quite simply (and hopelessly) thick and thus, will not listen to reason.

Ghlover
Ghlover

I have to admit im liking Sabrina since she came back. The hair, the attitude…hmmnn i say put Sabrina in Nicholas’s orbit….wow Britt and Sabrina back at it 😉 me like! Liz should be with new Jason anyway

Charday
Charday

I’m glad she’s back. I loved the wacked-out scene in her wedding dress with Patrick before the actress left for maternity leave. I had to watch it several times. The look of shock on Patrick’s face was hilarious.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

I can’t understand why the character of Sabrina is needed unless it is to bounce off the character of Felix (I love Felix). She is boring and little-girl like. The only persons she has any chemistry with are Felix, Emma and Carlos. Felix is gay, Emma is a child and Carlos is in jail…what possible storyline can she possibly have unless it is to double up on who caused the car accident and Sam and Patrick are already doing that. I get really restless any more when I am watching GH because they start a storyline and then leave the characters in limbo forever…like Lulu and Maxie being kidnapped…why aren’t we searching for them? Because Sabrina returned and a whole week are used to reintroduce her and the other half of the week is dedicated to Nina and her crazy rampages? Boring!!! Poor Rafe caused the accident because he confessed to Molly and he is dead now, why could the show possibly need three characters searching for clues? Why don’t they do the heart surgery for Alice now that they have a heart (how long does a heart last) and stop making her suffer. She needs to get up a kick Tracy’s butt for being in cahoots with fauxLuke. I get it, the writers are trying to fill in space awaiting the return of fauxLuke but must the viewers suffer with long drawn out storylines. The other characters are important too. I love Carly and Sonny, Kiki and Michael, Morgan, Alexis, Ned, Maxie, Nathan, Lulu, Dante, Nichols, Sam, Felix and even Ava and Julian and Britt and others who don’t get much air time but characters like Elizabeth (unless she is with Ric or Lucky), Sabrina, Nina, Franco (I love Roger Howarth but not as Franco. ABC ruined his best character of Todd Manning) and FauxLuke.

Lori
Lori

Dawnhaze, you must have missed that episode last week when Alice had the transplant. She’s okay now. I get annoyed too, when we have to wait a week to see what happens in another story line. But it’s because there are WAY too many characters on GH right now, they should trim the cast down a bit. I think that the Luke story will be over by October. Isn’t Tony Geary is supposed to be retiring, before the end of the year?

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think the reason there are so many characters is that they’re experimenting with the “mega” soap. It’s an interesting concept to me…and I like it. With the loss of so many shows…and so many soap actors who were left unemployed, I think it’s fun to see familiar faces (and new ones) popping up. It’s a gradual shift from a core smaller cast, but I think they’ve been juggling things rather well. The only time I noticed a real incredibly infuriating lag was when they had AJ languish in jail…with nary a mention of his name. Michael barely mentioned his name the whole time he was off-canvas…just when I was beginning to love their FINALLY father -son love. THAT bugged me.

I seem to get used to new characters pretty quickly. I love Nathan…I like to hate Levi…I hated Britt and Dr. O at the beginning but I love them both now. My point is, they’re all new at some point, and they either mesh into the canvas or they don’t. And that seems to be subjective…the skill is in connecting them to established characters…which I think they do well…

Shay
Shay

Oh, CeeCee….That could possibly be too much personal information…you may soon be receiving some unwanted fan mail…..LOL! But I get what you are saying, although I would never attach the word “mindless” to either Liz or Lulu….to me, they are not. I certainly do not necessarily associate being a delicate, doll-like beauty with lacking an intellect…..au contrairel!!! These two ladies are feisty, resilient and smart. I was simply commenting on their physical attributes, which I do view as rather princess-like. That’s all! As for Britt….I love her, too (particularly when she goes toe-to-toe with her maniacal mutter…) so, no debate there. In terms of Sam, well, that’s another story. Yes, I like KM…I have followed her since the days of “Port Charles” when she was lovely “Livvy”….a spunky, smoldering spitfire with a bite (no pun intended) who along with Michael Easton, comprised a gorgeous “goth” duo, so when that show ended and she moved to GH, I accepted her in the new role as Sam, too. Although there have been many vicissitudes in Ms. Morgan’s life, I have actually enjoyed her the most over the past few years as she was finally emancipated from her Jason shackles to move on with Silas.—-Or not….stay tuned….—- ( I also immensely enjoyed Monaco’s last appearance on “DWTS,” as she proved a very hard-working, versatile and formidable competitor. I was truly impressed.) But yes, it’s true that Sammy has her days when she is not at the top of her game…those too casual, over-revealing tee-shirts that seem ready to give way to a wardrobe malfunction at any given moment are not her most flattering look….(She must have inherited her tendency for exhibitionism as a genetic trait from Alexis, but I digress……) yet when she is dressed up, I think she can look quite fetching. Plus, I am amazed at her natural ease with the males she plays against….they all seem to have a relaxed, playful chemistry with her, especially Patrick….a marked difference to the tension-fraught and suffocating, frustrated vibe he gave off every time he was stuck in a scene with Sappy. However, I do concede that at times Sam is just too laconic and laid-back….she needs to add some heightened animation and better enunciation to her repertoire…she can actually appear bored at times. but then again, perhaps she is!!!! (Her storylines definitely could be better written, particularly her detective caper, but I cannot blame her for looking foolish in the execution of it anymore than the manner in which Anna now appears to be as clueless as a Keystone cop in her PCPD’s bumbling reactions to all things criminal….it comes down to the scripts!) I do like that the private eye in her is extremely skeptical to Nina’s put-on fragility and demureness act….so I at least give her a thumbs up for that. (I also cannot wait for her to bust Mrs. Clay for all of her bogus antics.) Hence, in a nutshell, that’s my estimation of Sam and my explanation for why… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Exactly, Shay. You can certainly write and have so eloquently expressed what I want to say but can’t quite verbalize ( this case write). I am afterall, a mere Physics teacher of no consequence….lol.
Anyway…I have nothing against Ms Monaco, as a person. I do not know her. Nonetheless, her character , as I see her now, has no flavor….she is stagnating. Granted, it is the writing that is pushing her into obscurity. She may have been a spitfire in the past, but I am not familiar with any other work she has done. I can only comment on the present…..Well, DWTS, yes…does that count?
It is a matter of perception and opinion. Wouldn’t this be a most boring world if we all thought the same thought and saw the world through the same eyes? Or, if we were all made of the same ilk? Variation feeds the imagination, yes? I like debating, especially with someone as challenging as you….you stir my brain, Shay…and, that’s a compliment !

Shay
Shay

Once again, thank you for your flattering comments, but don’t sell yourself short either, CeeCee….to have a grasp of an extremely difficult subject like Physics (along with the skills to impart that knowledge upon a class full of students) is a HUGE thing….you should be very proud! Also, you must never underestimate your own writing ability….you have a wonderful way with words! In fact, your observations regarding KM and her character of Sam are quite well-put and not unfounded! Ms. Morgan has had a very checkered past, no doubt in large part to her lack of a proper upbringing….why, some of her nasty deeds are legend in Port Charles! However, since becoming a mother (something to which you can no doubt relate…) and then unfortunately, a widow, Sam has gradually become less hardened, more open and loving in her approach to life. By no means does that absolve her of her former sins or make her a nominee for sainthood, but I have liked her much better as a “person” since the dramatic exit of Jason. That doesn’t necessarily say that these changes have provided her with a greater sense of excitement or a scintillating personality, but I still enjoy her presence in Port Charles. However, I also agree with you about defending the institution of marriage, and now that it is a known fact that Silas is an actively married man— with a wife fully awake and present in his life—-Sam should back off in terms of her romantic intentions toward him. At the same time, neither do I want to see her abandon her canny instinct to reveal Nina as the complete, utter fraud and mentally unfit shrew that she is!!!! Hopefully, in the end, she will be one of the major players to call Ms. Clay’s bluff. Having said that, I also don’t necessarily disagree with you that it often seems that Monaco is simply calling in her performances….perhaps she is just weary of the scripted “stagnation” of her character, or maybe her well-publicized real-life love of partying is catching up with her, but there has definitely been a marked difference in her level of enthusiasm over this past year…it has visibly waned. While I haven’t yet given up on Sam (or rather, KM) after watching her through the years in two separate soap roles and a successful and refreshing stint on DWTS (which proved a pleasant surprise in that it showed her to be a fierce competitor and graceful dancer with a true sense of fun….) I can most certainly appreciate your less than elated response to her. Oddly enough, I have often commented (just as you have) that the world would indeed be a boring place if we viewed it with a single vision, so there is an opinion we undeniably do share, CeeCee. Lastly, I just wanted to tell you not to be dispirited when you get the occasional upbraiding on this website….many of us have “stepped into it” here—-more than once, and particularly… Read more »

CeeCee
CeeCee

Thank you, Shay, for welcoming me. I will be on maternity leave for a few more months. But , I will be tuning in , albeit sparingly, after my “forced” sojour is over. I am hooked now.

Shay
Shay

You are more than welcome, CeeCee….it has been a joy and a kick to “converse” and debate with you!!!! Although I am sure your students will be happy to see your return, I hope that you will still grace us with your presence when time permits. While you can always get your soap recaps online to keep you “in the loop,” visiting this website may prove a bit more of a difficult habit to break. It is often remarked that this little corner of the cyber world is our “fifth soap,” and as such, possibly even more entertaining and additive than the “real” thing!

Shay
Shay

CeeCee….I’m glad that my comments have provided you with the gift of laughter. Sometimes I actually crack up as I write my remarks, so it’s nice to know that I’m not the only one who finds them to be amusing! : )

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi Rebecca1:…. I respect your fondness for the Sam character. Perhaps I employed poor word choice. I did not mean to sound so vicious and vindictive. What upsets me about Sam is the fact that she calls the kettle black. She is on this mission to prove that Nina is a barracuda. Agreed, Nina is not mentally stable, but she is still Silas’s wife, and this couple should be given the chance to see if this marriage could still be viable, even after all this time. Sam should understand and respect where Nina is coming from by giving them some space.
Sam should distance herself from this private matter and allow Silas to make up his own mind…he is a married man whether he vocalizes the fact that he is in love with Sam or not. At this point, I personally think he himself doesn’t even know anymore. Yes, you may say that Sam has given Silas space, but she finds every excuse to show up at his place, aware of the fact that Nina is there. I am not defending Nina by any means, but, as I said before, in her head, Nina has not gone through a twenty year separation from her husband. It’s as if she went to bed one night and when she woke the next morning, her husband was gone for good. I am defending THAT fact….the institution of marriage.
Sam is way too sanctimonious…does she seek Silas out for her own selfish needs or is she really trying to solve the mystery of Rafe’s death? Plus, how much of an upstanding person is she? Really? She was and is still married to a murderer for hire…a mobster. Unless I am missing something, she knew it, right?
I do not appreciate hypocrasy and Sam is one of the biggest yet. Not so saintly, is she? She also has this affectation of lowering her voice to almost a husky whisper which I find so irritatingly grating on the nerves. Is that supposed to come across as sexy? Where are the sensual sidelong glances? She has one permanent expression on her face….never changing. Facial expressions speak volumes; especially for an actor/actress. My husband KNOWS I’ve had it with him with just a glance….he’s wise enough to stay away..lol. Do men find her sexy? I’m not a guy, so I don’t know.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi CeeCee… Let’s see. Do men find Kelly Monaco (Sam) sexy? A resounding YES! She was a Playboy Playmate (if you google her you’ll see her smokin’ pics) and has retained that body all these years. As Shay pointed out, she was on Dancing With The Stars….actually twice…and she worked those skimpy costumes to perfection. LOL..And the girl can dance! As Sam Morgan, she’s the girl with the tough childhood, forced to grow up quick fend for herself and take care of her emotionally challenged brother. She became a hustler, a scam artist…and romantically involved with the dashing Jasper Jax, Lucky Spencer, Sonny…until she found her way to Jason. She was good girl/bad girl…she hated Alexis…much animosity…until she found out Alexis was her mother! And then proceeded to sleep with Alexix’s then-husband, Rick. So,Sam has had quite the life exdtraordinaire on GH! I like her role as loving sister, loving daughter and new mom. She was also great when she worked with Spinelli, who unfortunately has left town… So. All of her escapades are gone. All of her wild days are past. Her grief finally lightened…and she found new love with Silas. For all these reasons, I’m loyal to Sam. Just like Sabrina and Patrick, Sam didn’t know Nina was alive. She fell in love with him thinking he was a widow, never dishonoring his wife’s “memory.” It must be a very difficult thing to have happen…a man (or woman) with two simultaneous loves. When Nina came back, it was Silas who was mad about Sam. Silas who proclaimed his love. Silas who secretly yearned for Sam to take off her wedding ring. Finally, after so long in grief, Sam allowed herself to love in return…only to have her new love’s wife back from the grave and into the apartment Sam and Silas so openly displayed their love. I honor marriage. Yet, at the same time, love is love. You don’t love someone more because it’s legal. It’s a feeling. It’s a shared life. Nina and Silas didn’t have that for twenty years. It was/is ancient history. Not to mention even when she was “alive” he cheated on her. So, in essence, for me, Nina was the intruder. The present day life was Sam and Silas. They’ve spent months bonding…he saved her son’s life. They shared the responsibility for Rafe. They had a life, together. If Silas had been emotionally unattached when Nina came back, if there was no Sam, I could see that maybe his feelings would reignite. But why should Sam stand back and watch that happen? When all is said and done, I don’t think Sam did intrude on them in any way. She actually broke up with him so that he could play out what could be his not-quite-dead feelings for Nina. Sam walked away. I don’t see anything wrong or contradictory about her going to his place to get much-needed clues that may lie with Rafe’s belongings. I also don’t think it’s unreasoable to ask… Read more »

Barbara
Barbara

Ok I think Jason or nickolas would be a good match for Sabrina.

Barbara
Barbara

She could be Jason’s nurse and they fall in love.

Shay
Shay

Or better yet, same scenario, except with Liz! Given her history with Jason, it would be really interesting for her to fall in love (again) with the “mysterious stranger” that Morgan is supposedly going to be when first he returns to Port Charles.

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Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall Talkers Debut With Strong Ratings; Hall On GH Friday

The newest talk shows in the daytime arena premiered on Monday and their initial ratings were quite strong. First up was the premiere of Grammy-winner, Kelly Clarkson and her new series The Kelly Clarkson Show.

According to Variety: the NBCUniversal new daytime series scored a 1.9 household metered market rating and a 6 share in the 56 metered markets. That is the highest debut for a new syndicated show since 2012.

Elsewhere, Disney’s Tamron Hall posted a 1.4 household rating and a 5 share, and with that Tamron scored the highest other debut other than Clarkson in the past five years.

Nashville was the most successful and predicted market for Clarkson, the show scored a 5.97 household rating on its premiere day which climbed 7% to a 6.41 on Tuesday.

Hall will be promoting her show with a cameo appearance on this Friday’s episode of General Hospital where she appears in scenes with Ingo Rademacher (Jax).

In a tweet Tamron also promised that on Friday’s episode of her talker she will talk about her “longgggggg #GH love and history.”

So, have you checked out the new Kelly Clarkson or Tamron Hall Shows? What do you think of them? Comment below.

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The General Hospital 16-Episode Collection: ‘All Sonny’s Children’ Debuts

General Hospital fans know that Sonny Corinthos  (Maurice Benard) has fathered a lot of children in Port Charles and then some, and there is even another Corinthos baby on the way.

Now, available on ABC.com and the ABC app (no sign in required) comes a new collection of past GH episodes entitled, ‘All Sonny’s Children’ featuring life-changing moments in the mobster’s life.  The collection is available for viewing today September 9th through December 1st.

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Included in the the 16-episode collection is: Sonny learning the truth about Dante, Michael’s devastating confession, Morgan’s heartbreaking struggles with mental health, Sonny’s unconditional love and support of daughter Kristina, as well as the hesitation and joy that comes with knowing a new baby is on the way.

So, check out the collection and let us know which episodes are your favorites? And, who is your favorite kid of Sonny’s of all-time? Weigh-in below.  But first watch the just released promo for the collection.

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GH’s Michael Easton Talks On Finn’s Hayden-Less Story, Finola Hughes & Favorite Soap Roles

It was a pretty wonky summer for General Hospital’s Dr. Hamilton Finn (Michael Easton), especially concerning the women in his life.  After proposing to Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) she exits to go deal with her twin sister, Alex, thus facilitating Hughes’ summer break from the series.

Meanwhile, another great love of Finn’s life, Hayden (Rebecca Budig) re-emerges on the canvas during Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco’s (Roger Howarth) wedding reception, and is now clearly involved in some story with Jasper Jacks (Ingo Rademacher).  But what about the unresolved feelings and story with Hayden and Finn? After all, she left him and Port Charles and had his child (who is apparently alive) but is not letting her ex know that little fact.

Meanwhile as a doctor, Finn has had to deal with numerous medical infectious disease crisis’, with the latest being what happened to Sasha (Sofia Matteson) at the hands of the evil Cassandra Pierce (Jessica Tuck), who Finn would love to put behind bars for all of her nefarious drug-related crimes and for what she previously perpetrated on him.

Michael Fairman TV recently caught up with one of our favorite gents in daytime, Michael Easton, to get his thoughts on the on-screen developments in Port Charles, what he hopes is ahead this fall, a look back at some of his favorite soap roles (from One Life’s John McBain to Port Charles’ Caleb Morley), why One Life to Live was such a gem of a soap and a special time for him and his enduring soap career, and much more.  So, here’s what Michael shared in our irreverent entertaining, and candid chat.

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Hayden has been back.  But you and Rebecca Budig have not thus far shared many scenes together.  Do you think we will eventually circle back to their story?

MICHAEL:  First of all, it is amazing having Rebecca back.  I’d like to say that I had forgotten how beautiful and talented she is, but I didn’t.  She stays with you, and her performances resonate.  So, coming back to work with her is like falling back into it.  For selfish reasons, I am somewhat disappointed that I thought when Hayden came back; she would completely turn Finn’s life upside down.  So, to be honest with you, I don’t know much more than what you are seeing is going on.

I don’t understand why the show is keeping that apart.  That’s what people wanted to see when Hayden came back, because many fans loved them together.

MICHAEL:  I’ve taken a hit anytime I’ve run into fans because I think (any fans that follow that couple), when they left, are a little disappointed in what they are seeing in that the girl who left is not the girl who has come back.  I think that has been the difficult thing for Finn.  It’s almost like she has reverted back to a character she was a few years prior to that.  In terms of having his life upturned, it hasn’t been upturned because she has been rather cold to him.  So, it probably isn’t the way I would have told the story, but maybe they have some great stuff up their sleeve.  I think the stuff that we have had together has shown promise.  Hopefully there will be more, because I enjoy working with her so much.

So, there’s a baby.  Does Finn ever think the baby Hayden said died, could be alive?

MICHAEL:  I don’t think he does.  I think he (just from Finn’s nature) would believe that she would never to that to him.  I imagine his thought would be, “What did I ever do to you?  You would do this to me,” because he was clearly in love with her, and she broke his heart.  I don’t think he ever sees that coming.  I know it’s hard because the audience all knows that, and it’s hard to play the person who is not in the loop when everybody else knows the truth, but you have to play that.  You have to play that you don’t watch the show.  I think Finn has to come from that place that she would never do that, and I think that will probably take it to a place (if that is the case) that will just make the fall that much grander, but again it is incredible having Rebecca back.

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Has Rebecca said anything to you like, “What’s going on?  I’m barely talking to you on the show?” (Laughs)

MICHAEL:  Yes.  I don’t want to speak for her, but I think she probably thought it was going to be more the character that left who was coming back.  I think we’ve all been a little surprised, but maybe the writers have some great surprises up their sleeves, and this will play out.  It’s just different than I thought it would play out.

Finola Hughes had gone off on her summer vacation for awhile which put a pause in what’s next for the Anna and Finn romance, as well.

MICHAEL:  Well, you work with me long enough, and then you need some time off, right?  It’s like PTSD, right?  You need a three-month treatment plan to make it back.  So, I don’t blame her for taking some time off. (Laughs)

Finn proposed to Anna with this impromptu-at-her feet-moment at the Nurses’ Ball.  Did you like the proposal?

MICHAEL:  The only thing that I would have done differently is that I originally thought she said no, just because I love playing uncomfortable, embarrassing moments.  I would have had a lot of fun with that because being embarrassed in front of groups of people is something that I would like to play.  I do that quite often in my own life. (Laughs)  I didn’t watch it back, but in the moment, it felt really nice.  She’s lovely.  Who wouldn’t propose to her?  So, there wasn’t a great deal of difficulty in doing that.

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Do you sense the on-screen magic between Finn and Anna?  

MICHAEL:  I hope we both bring each other out of our comfort zones a little bit.   I think Finola embraces that, and I embrace that.  I think we both sort of pull each other a little bit.  When the writers write it that way, especially early on, there was a lot of great dialogue and banter, it was like a very adult-type of movie for a while, and I really enjoy that.  It is like Sullivan’s Travels or something like that.  That’s a really dated reference.  Who else do you know that is going to pull out a reference to Preston Sturges movies?  (Laughs) How about Moonlighting?  Even that might be dated now, but it’s closer.  (Laughs)  I think that’s it.  She’ll go with it.  Sometimes just in the flow of it, stuff comes out, and nothing goes by Finola.  There is no ad-lib or gesture that you can make where she won’t go with you on it.  She’s such a pro, and she is so good at that.

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You’re both smart actors, in a way.  

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MICHAEL:  She’s smart.  She’s really smart.   She’s extra smart, and I’m a little bit under, (laughs) and she balances us out.

Do you think Finn will finally help apprehend Cassandra?  How is it when you get to work with Jessica Tuck?

MICHAEL:  Yeah.  I would imagine.  I love Jessica.  I think she is fantastic, and I always like when the “bad guy” doesn’t know they’re the bad guy.  I know when I played Caleb on Port Charles; one of the things I liked about him was that he never thought he was the bad guy.  I think that is always the right way to play a bad guy, and Jessica certainly doesn’t play it that way.  She plays it like she is just really devious.  She is lovely. I sort of look at it like a team, and anytime you lose good players, your team is not as good.  So, anytime someone says something about someone coming back who is a really good actor, it’s great when they come back.

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How does Finn feel now about his brother, Chase (Josh Swickard)?  He just can’t seem to get himself to show his affection towards his younger brother.

MICHAEL:  He does love him, and that’s right.  That’s the conflict, but it’s hard to be mad at Josh because he is the sweetest kid.  He looks at you with those big brown eyes, and you go, “Why am I being such a jerk to this guy?  He’s just too nice, but it’s good.  I think we’ve slowly developed a rapport, and it’s just one of those things that I think every so often, daytime gets right where you can almost tell something in real time.  It wasn’t rushed.  It’s taken a year, and they are sort of coming around to one another, but there are still a lot of secrets.  That’s coming up.

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Where would you rate Finn in the scope of your characters?  I mean, for me, McBain will always be #1.

MICHAEL:  Is McBain 1?  (Laughs)  You and Steve Burton (Jason, GH).  I’ve never sat and ranked them. Obviously, I played McBain the longest, and it was probably the character who was the most like me I did ride-alongs with cops in New York City for like a month.  So, I was able to ground him in some reality for myself, and I was able to stick to that.  We had a great adviser on the show for over a year who was a former New York City detective, gold shield guy.  Someone once asked why the police department was so good at One Life, and that was it.  They really embraced it.  We didn’t have people sneaking out of the jail-cell with a bobby pin picking the lock. (Laughs)

It was a bit grittier on One Life.

MICHAEL:  I enjoyed that.  McBain not saying “I love you” for 10 years, being on daytime and being able to do that – now that is quite the accomplishment!

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I remember when McBain FINALLY told Natalie (Melissa Archer) “I love you.” I lost it, but then again, I am sucker for soapy goodness like that. It was a big moment.

MICHAEL:  It was.  Then, he had to kind of retract it and said, “I was drugged.”

Yeah right, he had that “What did I do?” moment.

MICHAEL:  “What did I do?”  That’s right.  So, that was a challenge, and that was really interesting.  Port Charles’ Caleb was probably the most fun to play because that was just an incredible amount of freedom.  There was no grounding it in anything.  It was the biggest sandbox I’d ever played in.  If you wanted to walk over to the couch, you walked over to the couch.  You did whatever you wanted to, and obviously, getting to work with the lovely Kelly Monaco (Ex-Livvie, Port Charles, now Sam, GH) every day… it was just nice.  Caleb only had one intention.  He was in love with this girl, and he just wanted to be with her, and anytime you get one specific need as an actor, it makes it so easy. You’ll stop at nothing to be with this girl, and that’s so fun to play.

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Right, and Kelly Monaco and you have amazing chemistry when you have been paired romantically together in story.

MICHAEL:  Yeah, I think those things exist in a special place, and they probably belong in that special place.  Although, I thought it was an interesting dynamic for a period of time, it would have been interesting to see where that would have gone on GH with McBain, and Jason, and Sam, because there was something there that they could have built on very slowly.  I don’t know what would have happened, but I think that dynamic was the only dynamic that could have worked for a period of time.   I don’t think Fin would work, but that one dynamic would have been interesting when you have the cop, the outlaw, and the girl who comes between them.

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One Life to Live recently would have celebrated its 51st anniversary if it was still on the air.  Back in July, I posted these photos of major characters through the years.  I received so many “likes” and so many comments on social media such as, “I miss it so much. Bring it back!”  What can you say about those enduring One Life fans and being part of that one-of-a-kind show?

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MICHAEL:  They’re the most beautiful fans.  All of the daytime fans are beautiful, but I think it was a really nice connection with the One Life to Live fans, and we got to know so many of them working in New York on the streets, you came out of the studio, and people were right there.  So, you really got to know them.  You got to engage with people.  I love that show, and I miss it.  Otherwise, I still stay in touch with a lot of them.  I think that speaks to it.  I have lifelong friends who I met on that show, which never happens.  Usually, you walk out of a show on your last day, and you’ll never see anybody again.  You’ll all say, “Yeah, let’s exchange numbers.”  I walk out of there and I go, “Thank you, and I’ll never see you again.”  I don’t even lie to people.  Like, I know I’ll never see you again, and I never have except for that show, and I am still in touch with so many of those people.  So, I think that spoke to how close we were.

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Were you and Roger Howarth (Franco/Drew) always close on One Life, or are you closer now because you do all of the personal appearance events you do together?

MICHAEL:  Well, Roger and I have known each other; it must be going on… 25-30 years now.  So, it was pre-One Life.  I think at some point we both had long hair, and both had done daytime, so we were pretty interchangeable.  I think one time they called him about a part I did, and one time, they called me about a part when he left.  I actually know Roger because I did a series called 413 Hope St., and Jesse Martin was the lead in it.  It was a Damon Wayans series for Fox.  So, I had known of Roger, but I really got to know him at a New Year’s Eve party in like 1995/96.  Obviously, I’ve become really close to him now because we never did appearances or that sort of thing, but I think we have both sort of gotten over ourselves a little bit now. (Laughs)

Because you weren’t very visible before.  That goes for both of you!

MICHAEL:  No, and that’s by default.  I don’t think we ever discussed it.

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It wasn’t a conscious decision?

MICHAEL:  No, I just thought (especially when I came back to daytime to do Caleb) it was just more interesting if people didn’t know a lot about me because the character was that.  So, it took me a while to ease into it, and also, I just had to get over myself.  I had a fear of engaging with large groups of people for a while.  In a strange way, Roger and I have kind of gravitated to each other.  I think we are both similar types.  Between the two of us, we make up one real man, you know?  Each of us is like half a man. (Laughs)

Together you can conquer.

MICHAEL:  We are a good crutch for each other!  He picks up my half, I pick up his.  That’s the solution.

So what do you think GH viewers can look forward to coming up with Finn?

MICHAEL:  I’m assuming at some point he is going to get his world turned upside down when he finds out about Hayden and the baby, and how he is going to react to that will probably be interesting.  I hope that’s going to happen.

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If he became an addict again, how would you feel about that?

MICHAEL:  I think him struggling and getting over that would be interesting.  I would hope that wouldn’t be his reaction, but I guess that always hangs over your head.  Certainly, him falling apart would be interesting.  I think your faith in the universe would be crushed in that moment.  I don’t know how he would react.  I’m just really curious to see how that would shake out and to play that.  I think it would be a challenge.  I think you’re always looking for some way to turn everything … and I invite that.  I always think that sometimes in daytime we play the gimmick, but you should always play to the heart of the story.  What’s going to make you feel something?  If you feel something as the character, as the actor, I think the audience will feel something with you.  I think it is maybe one of the things that we have gotten away from a little bit is that emotional attachment.  When I watch shows that really move me, it’s still that emotional attachment between two people, and at the end of the day it should still be a love story … no matter what it is.   I think that is the heart of what we should be doing.  I think every poem should be a love poem of some sort.  I know they have to weave the other stuff, the science fiction, and the memories, and the missing babies, and the twins, but at the heart of it, it should really be about two people finding themselves in love.

Are you working on graphic novels, movies?

MICHAEL:  I’m always doing something, Michael.  It keeps me balanced, and it keeps me from losing my mind.

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Will you be producing and directing any new short films?

MICHAEL: Trevor St. John (Ex-Todd/Victor Lord Jr. OLTL) and I are always talking about doing a short film.  Every time we drink too much beer, next thing you know, we are going to be doing a movie.  We have many beers, and then we shoot a film.  Then, we call our friends like Kamar de los Reyes (Ex-Antonio, OLTL), and Sherri Saum (Ex-Keri, OLTL), and Dan Gauthier (Ex-Kevin OLTL), and we go, “Now you guys, drink many beers, and you will join us on this film.”

See, now I get how movies are made!  

So, are you hoping that GH tells more of the story between Finn and Hayden?  Are you hoping that Anna and Finn make it to their “I do’s? What would you like to see happen to Finn? And finally, of all Michael’s soap roles which has been your favorite? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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