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For months, General Hospital has been slowly laying the groundwork for a love story between singled widowed father, Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and now graduated nurse, Sabrina Santiago.  The series was faced with a very complex situation on how to move the character of Patrick forward without the love of his life, Dr. Robin Scorpio Drake, whom Patrick believed had “died”.  But as we know in soapland, seldom does anyone die for good!  When fan favorite, Kimberly McCullough (Robin) decided to depart the ABC soap to concentrate more full-time on her burgeoning career as a film and television director, it opened the door to propel new story for Thompson.  Enter actress Teresa Castillo in the role of Sabrina.

Teresa’s portrayal of the quirky, nerdy nursing student with a heart of gold draws comparison to the lead character in the beloved TV series, Ugly Betty!  What has been most intriguing to watch, since Sabrina’s arrival on the Port Charles scene, is how she was carefully placed into the Drake family sphere by having her be the one woman in town who has a very special and loving connection with Patrick’s little girl, Emma (Brooklyn Rae Silzer).  And, as Sabrina fell head over heels for dashing Dr. Drake, the minute she laid eyes on him, she couldn’t admit her feelings to him, until recently when she finally mustered up the courage.  Now the question is: will Patrick finally have the opportunity to tell Sabrina how he feels about her?  And as the Nurses’ Ball draws near will Sabrina, Patrick and Emma become a united front?  Will the very much alive Robin show up and finally be reunited with her family and destroy Sabrina’s happiness, or will Sabrina’s arch enemy, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) accomplish the feat?

On-Air On-Soaps sat down with Teresa Castillo, who has slowly but surely been winning over the hearts of many fans of General Hospital, for this refreshing, entertaining, and informative conversation.  Now while some GH fans will never want to see Patrick with anyone else but Robin, there are still some that want to see him move on.  Castillo reveals she is very aware of the fans feelings.  Chatting with Castillo, we knew she relished playing the underdog who triumphs against all odds, and what it was like for her, and will be for the audience, when soon Sabrina comes out of her shell.  Here now is the delightful, Teresa Castillo!

MICHAEL:

What was the behind-the-scenes audition process to land the role of quirky Sabrina?  How did you learn you had won the role?

TERESA:

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I auditioned a year and half before for a different role.  General Hospital’s casting director, Mark Teschner, found me when he was watching Franklin & Bash.  So he found my representation, and I came in to addition for the role of Delores Padilla.  I got all the way to the test and I wasn’t right for the role, but they were strongly considering changing it.  Then they decided to go with their original plan, and so they stuck with Rebecca Montoya.  I actually did test with Jason Thompson for the Delores role.  Several months later, I think April or May of last year, I went up for the role of “Maya”, and of course, they are not going to tell you the real character name.  I don’t think they even decided the character name till the day before I started shooting!  So this would be my second time testing with Jason!  They ended up reading 900 girls for Sabrina and an extra 50 for Britt and Elle.  So that was pretty cool.  I had not heard anything for months and months, so I thought they must have found someone.  Then, I get a call in May saying that they wanted me to come in and read for the executive producer.  I went in and read for GH EP Frank Valentini, and then went in for the test in late August.  I started shooting on August 31st.  There were 9 girls that were being tested.  We all had to get pretty, but most of the scene was being this super nerd girl where she would then switch in to this fantasy, where she is beautiful telling Patrick that she loves him, and that he should be with her.  So we got dolled up first, and then we would run downstairs to take all of our make-up off, and then we would come up and do the rest of the scene and then they cut it together after.

MICHAEL:

Oh, my God!  So you had to go from pretty to nerdy in lickity-split time?  What did you do to stand out from the rest of the gals auditioning for Sabrina?

TERESA:

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Since I thought it was going to be 4 or 5 girls and it ended up being 9, I thought, “Great! What are my odds now?  How am I going to stand out?“  So, I just decided to have fun.  I had them give me a half up party pony.  I had them draw a unibrow on me, and they had this tray of glasses so I got the biggest set, and I was hunched over!  Then, I am in the elevator, and what you are supposed to do is that when the elevator opens, you are supposed to step out and trip.  And there he is … Patrick… and you start talking to yourself and he is right behind you.  I had looked at myself in the mirror going, this girl is so ridiculous right now, and I thought naturally, she should have a lisp.  So they are counting it down and I think to myself, “OK, I am going to take a risk here.  And they are either going to love it or kick me out for not taking this seriously.”   So I just did it with a lisp.  And nobody stopped me!  And the scene was with Jason, and I could see it in his eyes that he wanted to burst into laughter.  At the end when they cut, I just heard Frank’s voice over the loud speaker going, “That was awesome, Teresa.”   I was so pleased with what I had done.  I told my husband, “If I don’t get this, it’s OK.  I got to play this girl for that day.  I was bold and I was proud of what I did.  And there is nothing I would have changed.”  The rest is history.

MICHAEL:

What happened when you met up with Jason Thompson again, after your first round of auditions for the role of Delores Padilla?  Did he remember you?

TERESA:

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Jason came around to all of our rooms and did little rehearsals with us.  When Jason came to my room, I said, “I am Teresa and I have met you before.”  And he goes, “That’s right!”

MICHAEL:

Were you, at first, intimidated about playing scenes with Jason?  You would be stepping into some major fan backlash, in that Sabrina would potentially become Patrick’s new love interest!

TERESA:

I feel like the writers were very merciful, because they wrote her terrified the first day, and guess what I was feeling?  Terrified, and at a loss for words in front of this guy and so it wasn’t a stretch.  Jason is always very nice and kind to me.  I asked him for advice the day I was testing and he was like, “Oh wow.  People don’t usually ask for advice on what to do.”  So he was happy to be asked and to give it, and I was happy to receive his advice, because he has been here at GH for quite some time.  Jason is fantastic!  I was definitely intimated at first, and I still am, sometimes.

MICHAEL:

Then, you came to learn the magnitude of Patrick and Robin, or as they are lovingly called, “Scrubs”!  How did you learn about this uber-popular soap couple, and how much they mean to the fans?

TERESA:

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The fans let me know on Twitter!  They were saying, “How dare you! You have no right! He belongs with Robin and Emma, that is his family.”  I am just trying to do my job! I honestly had no idea what I was walking into.  He belongs to one woman and one woman only, in the fans eyes, and I can respect that.  But at some point, I will get that kind of loyalty in my own way, I hope.

MICHAEL:

Would you say, coming up with the Nurses’ Ball, the fans should be on the lookout for some major moments to play out?

TERESA:

Oh yeah! You are going to see some major changes!  I think many fans will be very pleased.  You’re going to see soap opera to the max!  Michael, you may need a hankie, or two!

MICHAEL:

Obviously, the fans are looking to witness the big reveal, when Sabrina is going to let her hair down, get rid of those glasses, and come out as this beautiful woman that everybody knows she is underneath all of that “garb”.  When you played those moments, was it freeing for you – the letting her hair down – and seeing herself – “uncovered”, if you will?

TERESA:

Yeah, it was really interesting, because this whole time on this set I have been with a filter.  I have been doing scenes with everyone with glasses on my face.  So the first time I was seen without them, I didn’t expect to have this feeling, and have this reaction of ‘there is nothing between us now.’  It was strange and shocking, but interesting.  Everyone else in my life knows me the way that I am, but everyone in the soap world knows me as this Sabrina girl.  It’s always funny to me when people who are working on GH don’t recognize me.  I feel like I am looking at myself now, as opposed to this other girl. 

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MICHAEL:

Did you feel pressure as an actress to make sure that moment, and others along the way, had the payoff and impact it has to, to make the storyline connect and believable to the audience?

TERESA:

There was the pressure of the moment and the payoff, and those are the times that Jason Thompson really helps me out, because I start panicking.  She has these major moments, where she confessed everything to Patrick.  That day, for some reason, was really hard for me to play, because all this time I had been leading up to … tell him, tell him, tell him!  So now I have all this weight on it.  Suddenly, I started panicking and Jason said, “OK take a breath.  Feel your feet and just talk to me.”  He eased me, and it did not have to be so big this reveal of hers.  That is why I am so thankful to work with Jason.   He is really caring, and knows how to reel me back in from the psychosis.  (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

When you watched back the moment when Sabrina admitted to Patrick that she loved him, were you happy with it?   Did it meet your expectations?

TERESA:

It always come off and looks different than how I feel in the moment, when playing the scenes.  It felt a lot stronger than what it appeared.

MICHAEL:

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I understand Kimberly McCullough gave you words of advice!  At what point did she reach out to you, and have you been in contact with her?

TERESA:

She was on set a couple of weeks ago at the GH 50th anniversary cast photo shoot.  Kimberly came up to me and told me she is a big fan, and that she watches the show every single day.   She loved how my character was growing and saw me settling into the world of it, and saw a major difference from the day I first stepped on set to now.  She is a very kind person.  Kimberly told me to not be so hard on myself, which was really nice to hear.  She is very encouraging.

MICHAEL:

So to set the story straight, in case there is any confusion, Patrick and Sabrina had a near kiss, not a real kiss on New Year’s Eve, right?

TERESA:

Yes.  So Sabrina has this fantasy on New Year’s Eve of them kissing, and then at the stroke of midnight, they have this “almost kiss”, and then the phone rings, and it’s Britt!

MICHAEL:

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Well, obviously we can now see that Patrick has feelings for Sabrina.  It all sort of came flooding to him (in a video montage!) after he watched the DVD video message from Robin, telling him, “It’s OK to move on with another woman.”

TERESA:

Right?  (Laughs)  He can’t deny that!

MICHAEL:

Tell me about working with Sabrina’s public enemy number one, Kelly Thiebaud as Britt, or as fans like to call her, “Britch”! (Laughs)

TERESA:

Kelly and I have a lot of fun.  We get excited when we get to work together.  The day that I had to pull her hair and throw oatmeal in her face was our favorite day ever on the set of GH! (Laughs)  I was apologetic to her saying, “I am sorry, I had to pull you hair so hard.”  And Kelly goes, “No. Pull harder!  And throw oatmeal in my face really hard.”  Maybe we will switch roles sometime, and record it on our own, or do a fantasy of that where Sabrina actually plays the bitch tormenting Britt!

MICHAEL:

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Well, Britt certainly tried to screw up her chance at a nursing career!  And as we have learned, it means everything to Sabrina to become a nurse!

TERESA:

She wants to be a nurse more than everything.  Her mother used to be a nurse, and she wants to make a difference in the world.  Sabrina truly cares about people.  In terms of Patrick, she wants to be with him, but over that, she wants the best for him and Emma.

MICHAEL:

The scenes between you and Brooklyn Rae Silzer are so amazing, and the scenes where Emma hated Britt were perfection!  And then, how hankie-filled was the moment when Sabrina finds a runaway Emma on the docks and brings her back to Patrick?  Britt’s plot foiled yet again! (Laughs)

TERESA:

Brooklyn loved those!  I asked her, “Do you like being mean?”  And she said, “Yeah!” She likes to play a brat, and she loves that.  Brooklyn and I have so much fun, and she is the sweetest little thing, and honestly that is the best part of my job there when I get to work with her.  I got to see her five days the other week, and so that was real treat.  I have to admit, I do look forward to working with her more than anyone else, and she is so smart!  She will ask me before we shoot a scene, “What do you think if I did this?”  Her logic is so right on, and Jason works with her a lot, too.

MICHAEL:

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There is something about Jason Thompson and Brooklyn’s scenes that are so endearing, as a father/daughter duo trying to cope with the loss of the central woman in their lives, through a myriad of life circumstances.

TERESA:

Jason works through things with Brooklyn.  The other day we were having a conversation with her and she had to say something like, “Yes, yes, yes” with lots of explanation points.  And we were going over it and Jason said, “What if I took you to the Taylor Swift concert?”  And she said, “Really?”  And he said, “That’s it!  That’s the feeling in the lines.”  So she got it.  It makes sense to her.  Having no training and being a child actor, it’s a lot of weight on your shoulders, but it’s really cool, and she gets it.

MICHAEL:

What have been your favorite scenes between Sabrina and Emma?  Or, haven’t they aired yet?   I feel there is something big right around the corner that is going to happen at the Nurses’ Ball!

TERESA:

There is something coming up that is really cool with Emma!  It’s absolutely one of my favorite scenes with her.  My other favorite is when we were getting to blow those whistles on New Year’s Eve!

MICHAEL:

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GH told a heart-tugging story of this little girl who lost her mother, and the baby sitter who comes to love her and care for her.  And what they did make very clear to the audience at home was that Sabrina was not trying to take the place of Robin as her mother, in fact, Sabrina told Emma that she could never replace Robin.

TERESA:

I think Emma was needing a female figure in her life.  I don’t think it ever was Sabrina’s intention to replace her mother.  But Sabrina relates to Emma, because she lost her mother when she was very young and knew what it was like to not have someone braid your hair, or play with you, or play dolls.  Sabrina doesn’t want her to miss out on what she missed out on.  That is how they connected.

MICHAEL:

I envision when the Nurses’ Ball happens, Patrick and Sabrina get together and share a kiss, and Robin shows up, or, Robin is looming!  This sets up a huge story with Patrick falling in love with Sabrina, and then Robin returns!  BAM!

TERESA:

I think the audience is in for some big surprises, and that is all I can say.

MICHAEL:

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What has it been like working with Lynn Herring (Lynn) who was the champion of many a Nurses’ Ball?

TERESA:

Lynn is such a pro!  I just sit and watch her.  We all go up on lines, because we move so quickly, and so for any of us, it’s hard to get all the lines perfect.  But when Lynn goes up on a line, she doesn’t say, “OK stop. Let’s do that again!”  She will keep talking and find her way back.  That is because she is so certain of what she is talking about that she can ramble.  She will keep elaborating and improvising until she finds her way back.  Lynn does not do her rehearsals on script.  We are all on script!   She is always positive.  I have never heard her complain once.  Her body is out of control!  She does not work out but she is on her horse and feeding the chickens and the cows.  So she is very active, but Oh, my God!

MICHAEL:

I loved those first scenes with Lynn, when you Sabrina and Felix went to CoeCoe Cosmetics and ran into “Millionaire’s” Meredith Vieira as Bree Flanders, before getting to see the mighty Lucy!

TERESA:

It was such an honor to work with Lynn.  I was truly star-struck by this point.  I had watched Lucy’s transition scene over and over again on You Tube, where she is the librarian and suddenly the hair comes down, and the skirt, and the lipstick goes on.  It was seamless!  So, I walked in to those first scenes with her with stars in my eyes, and whatever it is I was feeling as Sabrina, once again I was really feeling in those scenes.   I did not have to act at all; I am just enamored with this woman.  She is such a treat to work with, always.

MICHAEL:

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So Felix, Sabrina, and Elizabeth have been busy at work determining the talent and the acts for the Nurses’ Ball?

TERESA:

So Felix, Sabrina and Elizabeth are involved in the planning.  Fans are not going to know who is performing with who, and it is going to span over three episodes.  I think fans will be very pleased!

MICHAEL:

GH looks like it’s telling a Cinderella and Prince Charming story between Sabrina and Patrick as we head to the Nurses’ Ball.  What does it feel like to be so front and center in this amazing time during the 50th anniversary of this iconic show, which means so much to millions of people who watch everyday?

TERESA:

It’s nerve-wracking, and it’s a lot of pressure.  I feel like I don’t deserve it, because I have just been here since September!  I know it feels like I have been here a year, because the story has been dragged out so long! (Laughs)  I am completely honored.  I keep waiting to wake up.  I just hope I can do the story justice.

MICHAEL:

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Teresa, you are able to go from seamlessly navigating through comedy to drama in your performances.  Is that easy for you to do?

TERESA:

They are very different, in that comedy it’s all about the timing and the beats.  As far as the weight of the scene and everything, it’s the same.  You have to have those deep feelings to do comedy, or else it’s not funny.  It has to be rooted in something that is real. That is what makes it funny … those extremes.   I have always been able to do both, and I understand the differences in them.  Sometimes I am better at one than the other.  But I love them both equally.

MICHAEL:

Everyone knows that the character of Sabrina is based off the lead character in the beloved series Ugly Betty.  At one point, did you come to realize you were daytime soap operas version of Ugly Betty?

TERESA:

I knew it pretty instantly.  I was struggling and trying to find my way and not sure where they were wanting me to go.  I talked to Mark Tescher again and he said, “Watch Ugly Betty again.”   I re-watched the first episode and I went, “That’s right. This is what it is.” You see the moment where Betty is being walked all over, and then suddenly she stands up.  She is not a push over, and that was really cool to see on Ugly Betty, and really cool to learn from.  That made playing Sabrina a lot clearer.

MICHAEL:

Why was Sabrina unable to say for months, “Listen Patrick, I love you!”  Why has it been so hard to get that out of her mouth? (Laughs)

TERESA:

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I think because of Emma.  She values her relationship with Emma more than her relationship with Patrick, and does not want to ruin that.  There has been that fear of if Patrick pushes her away Sabrina won’t be able to hang out with Emma, and they have developed a really good friendship, as well.  Ultimately, that mattered more.  I think she never really thought she could have anything more with Patrick.  Realistically, if she is being honest with her self, she feels it’s always going to be one-sided.

MICHAEL:

Now an important question and set-up: Before Sabrina turns into a beautiful swan, will Patrick truly realize he cares for her?

TERESA:

What I really like about how they have written this is Patrick realizes he cares for her before he sees her new self, which I think is really important!

MICHAEL:

Me too!  Otherwise, it could just come off as Patrick is now lusting after some hot babe!

TERESA:

They wrote that right, and he comes to a moment of realization and they keep missing each other.  Sabrina starts hanging out with Milo, which is a lot of fun! (Laugh) But Patrick realizes what he feels for this girl, while she looks the way that she has always has looked.   I think he was distracted by Britt, because at one time he was a womanizer, and that is what he knew.   I think you can chalk up his sleeping with Britt to his despair, and being confused, and being inside a dark cloud after having lost his wife.  I don’t think Patrick has been thinking clearly this entire time.  He comes to the realization that he now can think clearly, and he is ready to move forward.

MICHAEL:

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And now there’s Milo (Drew Cheetwood) thrown into the mix!  He has taken a liking to Sabrina!  What happens there?

TERESA:

Well, Sabrina and Felix end up graduating.  Felix is in love with Milo and so he invited him to the graduation.  We have a conversation there, and Milo falls for Sabrina and he takes her out.  Patrick shows up at the graduation to say, “Can we talk about this?  I want to let you know that I actually feel the same way.”  But before he can say anything, Milo asks her out, and then we just keep missing each other.

MICHAEL:

How is working in scenes with Marc Anthony Samuel?  The on-screen banter between Felix and Sabrina is fun to watch.  I also felt bad for Marc for that initial backlash on GH’s representation of a gay character, when he had only aired in one episode!  It was so unjust to Marc, and head writer, Ron Carlivati.

TERESA:

Marc is fantastic, and we have so much fun.  The relationship Marc and I have on-screen is what we are like off-screen together.  We hang out and we are really close.  He expected to get that flack, first of all being a gay character, and then being a black gay best friend.  He was not blindsided by it, and he is very much aware that prejudices still go on to this day.  Somebody tweeted, “I love Felix and Sabrina.  I hope that he turns out to be straight so that they can be together.”  I am very careful.  I really want to say stuff back, but you have to bite your tongue.  It made me so upset, because also in the fans mind they love these characters, but if only Felix would be “fixed”, or whatever, was the message I took from that.

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MICHAEL:

What has been your favorite scene, thus far, acting opposite Jason Thompson?

TERESA:

The day that Sabrina tells Patrick that she can’t baby-sit anymore.  That was a good day, and I felt we were really connected.  Jason and I went over what is really going on here. So in the scenes both of our characters started to speak at the same time, and then letting each other speak, and then the switch of Sabrina putting up a wall going, “You know what?  We can’t hang out.”  And the look that he had after that!  I know Jason really felt that, too.  I also felt we connected in the church scenes.

MICHAEL:

How does it feel to go into GH hair and makeup, and wardrobe, and get “frumped -up” everyday, and see Sabrina’s “get-up” for the day?

TERESA:

I am all about costumes!  Costume parties, I am all over it.   I love Halloween.  There was one day I had these mustard yellow tights on!  I loved it.  I felt like a Fraggle.

MICHAEL:

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Did you watch General Hospital before you were on it?   Do you have family who is into the show?

TERESA:

I actually have an Uncle in his late 70’s, and he is a huge fan.  I knew GH, but I did not watch it or follow it.  I knew who Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth) and Kirstin Storms (Maxie) were, but I didn’t watch a ton of TV.  Now, I watch it all the time.  It’s funny.  I was learning the GH history through him.  He is like, “That is a really good hospital, because Maxie had a heart transplant, and she wears these low cut shirts and you don’t even see the scar!” (Laughs)

MICHAEL:

As we close, it’s an exciting time for fans of GH with the 50th anniversary next week.  And for fans of Patrick and Sabrina, it’s been a long time coming for them to get together!  How do you think the fans will react to what happens at the Nurses’ Ball?

TERESA:

I think the fans will be proud of Sabrina and they will see what they have wanted to see, because it has been dragged out for a while. She was kind of doting over Patrick for quite awhile.  You just have to watch it, and you don’t want to miss it.  I can say that definitely you will be seeing a new Sabrina after this!

MICHAEL:

So once Sabrina takes off her ball gown, she won’t necessarily slip back into mousy Sabrina garb the next day, will she?

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TERESA:

Not necessarily.  Her core will always be wanting the best for people, but I think now she is learning her value, and learning to stand up for herself.

MICHAEL:

Wait one more thing! (Laughs)  Britt is not going to ruin Sabrina’s dress at the Nurses’ Ball, a la the movie Carrie?  Tell me it isn’t so!

TERESA:

You mean Pigs Blood?  Ah no, Britt does not ruin Sabrina’s dress!

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Jenn
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Jenn

I understand Patrick moving on but doing so while at or around the Nurses Ball that is honoring Robin is a slap in the face to Robin fans.

Carole
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Carole

Just wait ande see…..remember Dr. Obrecht has something up her sleeve.

Gina
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Gina

I hope they bring Robin back soon. I can’t take this story much longer. I miss Scrubs and Robin/Emma 🙁

jim
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jim

I keep thinking Dr. O will reveal a duplicate Robin(maybe Brit in a Robin mask like Faison used as Duke.) to keep Sabrina away from Patrick, and so her daughter can have him? Maybe that sounds silly but you never know what RCs plans are?

Carole
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Carole

Or maybe the real Robin, Jim. We all know that Jerry Jacks has her.

susan M.
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susan M.

I miss Robin also!!!!!!

susan M.
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susan M.

If Patrick tells Sabrina he loves her at the Nurse’s Ball is the wrong place and the wrong time! I hope he doesn’t tell her. He won’t get a chance this is what I think that Robin will show up at the right time & be with Patrick & Emma !

Ang
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Ang

Didn’t Patrick tell Elizabeth that he still loves Robin? I guess he could love both but it seems like he has been browbeated by both Elizabeth and Epiphany into believing that he needs to be with Sabrina.

lulu
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lulu

Sabrina and Patrick should finally get together. Let Robin R.I.P., This interview was awesome. I am rooting for Sabrina.

Babs
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Babs

How can earth is Robin R.I.P. when the viewers see her being held captive and tortured? So, continue that, so Sabrina can have her family? Um, no thanks.

lulu
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lulu

i know she is not gone but if she’s too busy directing then give sabrina a chance with Patrick. If she staying full time then ok, but why make the fans wait so long for Patrick and emma to be happy. I want a storline with him and Sabrina. I like them already.

Cr8z13
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Cr8z13

Loved this interview!

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

Me also!

Dimples02
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Dimples02

Great read!

Ann
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Ann

I too loved the interview! And I am one who liked Sabrina from the start! And I like Sabrina and Patrick together. Of course Patrick believes Robin is dead. So I don’t blame him for moving on, as Robin herself in the video told him to do. I can’t wait to see the transformation of Sabrina into the beautiful woman we know Teresa is! .

Ann
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Ann

Oh and I love Sabrina and Emma together! But then I love Brooklyn no matter what Emma does! She is a better little actress than some adults!

Sammy
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Sammy

Sorry, she seems nice, but I can’t stand her character. And I hate the way the writers use Robin’s little girl to manipulate the audience into liking her. Not working for me

Gina
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Gina

I hate that we only see Emma now with her ‘replacement mommy’. GH should have actually told the story of a little girl losing her mom. But they are ignoring that and using Robin’s child to sell another character. Just seems so wrong.

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

It was Robin/Kim who decided to leave, & her decision to come back! They’re not using her little girl to sell Sabrina, I liked her from day 1! Robin wanted Patrick to find some 1 for him & Emma, & Emma loves Sabrina, that’s what I would want for my child

J Hicks
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J Hicks

Why are you going around policing people’s comments? All because you like her doesn’t mean others aren’t entitled to their opinion of her and this storyline. Not everyone has to like it and not everyone has to agree with you. Arguing is pointless because it’s not going to make them say “Oh, ok, you’re right. I like this character now.”

olivia
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olivia

my..Patrick should not chose a gal to spend his life with just because she is ‘nice’ and a good nanny for his daughter..come on..your partner of course has to love your child it is a no brainer but all the relationship should not be based on that..it is pathetic. It is like two people being together because they have a child together but they don’t even love each other..there is a problem here..you have to be in love and having your child happy : BOTH otherwise you move on and you co-parent when you share a child.

Mitchell1660
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Mitchell1660

How can anyone hate a 7 year old girl? That is so sad…

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

Excellent interview, Michael. I really enjoy Teresa Castillo and especially love her bond with Brooklyn. I can’t wait for the Nurses’ Ball.

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

Love this comment!

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

🙂

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tasneem

Oh my Gosh Sabrina actually grew on me. As a Scrubs fan it was great seeing Kim give Teresa her blessing. I wish for more Jason Brooklyn and Teresa scenes sad as I am that Robin is gone . It is time for Patrick to move on but not 2 fast. Oh I love Felix he tells it like it is and I love him. Oh I can’t wait for these scenes where she becomes a beauty. Thanks Michael for the interview

Cathy
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Cathy

No where did it say Kimberly gave her blessing. Seems more like throwing out Kimberly,s name to get Kimberly,s fans to accept her. That doesn’t change my mind.

Hope to see some scenes of Patrick and Emma without her for a change.,

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

The video Robin made, she gave her blessing, its what she wanted! People need to pay more attention to the show b4 they comment!

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Cathy,

What part of Kimberly saying “she watches every day, and loves Teresa’s character” don’t you understand? If that’s not giving someone your blessing, what is? Personally, I’m glad to see that-MAYBE this will stop the Sabrina-bashing. Now, as far as Kimberly coming back…

susan M.
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susan M.

The Video Robin made about Patrick moving on. We will see about that . The Nurses Ball is upon us and anything is possible ! Robin could suddentely appear at the Ball! We need Robin back ASAP! Emma needs her Mom back & Patrick needs his beloved wife Robin! Sabrina can hook up
with Milo or someone else!

Kristin
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Kristin

I have apparently been watching a different feed of Patrick/Sabrina scenes cause a Cinderella and Prince Charming story, it is not. More like an almost 40 year old man with a very immature girl who acts like she is 12. I love Patrick; always have, but man this story does him no favors. He just comes across as a perv IMO. And don’t get me started on having their “big” come together moment at the Nurse’s Ball, the event in honor of his “late” wife Robin. As a viewer of GH since Robin/Kimberly first graced the screen over 25 years… Read more »

Sammy
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Sammy

Those videos were awful. Such blatant manipulation on the part of the writers. “Oh look, Robin is telling him to move, so he must” GMAFB.

Cathy
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Cathy

My girlfriends and I felt the same way. What a slap in the face.

Cathy
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Cathy

ITA! Unfortunately they already used Robin, Emma, the NB and everyone they could to get this nurse liked. They even used Robin’s enemy Carly, that’s how forced this character is. They are trying to make her Robin and that is why I don’t like her and never will. If you have to take everything from a character rich in GH history like robin to get a nurse liked or accepted then the character doesn’t work for me. All I see when I see this character is slanted heavy handed writing. The only woman Emma needs is her mother Robin. With… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

AMEN!! AMEN!! AMEN!! I really need the writers to stop with the teases and ‘bait and switch’ of Robin returning. Bring her back or stop using her to sell this story.

Kristin
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Kristin

WORD to this entire post!

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

First of all, Anna & Felicia didn’t take care of their own kids! Emma loves Sabrina, & its up to Kim M to decide if she is coming back, not the writers!

jim
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jim

Anna wasnt always there 4 Robin…so i dont expect her to always be there for Emma…id like to see Patrick with Elizabeth and Sabrina with Milo…the writers only mistake was showing Robin alive…AGE, as long as its legally, isnt a problem for me, my late grandparents were like the same age difference as Sabrina and Patrick…you constantly bash this show without one postive word to say so why are you even watching…maybe you should just check out of the hospital if the docs havent found a cure to get you to like them.

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

Looks to me like they r leaving it open for Kim/Robin to decide if she wants to come back! I feel the same about Steve Burton!

susan M.
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susan M.

I have a feeling Robin will show up at the Nurse’s Ball! Plus I think she will show up for Gh’s 50th Anniversary! Need Robin back in her rightful place with Patrick & Emma!

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

I enjoy everything about this storyline. I love the friendships of Sabrina, Felix, and Elizabeth; and I love Epiphany standing up for her nurses. Of course, I love Patrick and Emma. I even love Britch, and I actually even feel a little sorry for her now that I know who her mother is. LOL

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

Awesome comment!

Sarah White Sees
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Sarah White Sees

Thanks again. 🙂

Bren
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Bren

Nice interview. I think the character is too young and immature for Patrick. Maybe pair her with Milo or Michael. Patrick needs someone with fire, passion and more personality.

olivia
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olivia

Agree i don’t care if the woman is not Robin, get real Kimberley is moving on she wanted to leave, Patrick/Jason needs to have a story so his character has to move on and find a new love (of course he will not forget Robin but he can’t stop to leave because she is not here, even in real life it happens so imagine a soap..please..lol) but this Ugly Betty story is ridiculous and so corny moreover the actress (although pretty nice in this interview) is too young for Patrick/Jason, she could be a little sister to him not a… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

Ugly Betty i meant..lol (played by the beautiful and fun America Ferrara)

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

I think Sabrina is beautiful, & we r watching GH, not Ugly Betty, & what does age have to do with it?!

olivia
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olivia

I said ‘age’ was ONE of the issues because on-screen this make this pairing awkward and dull, you see much more a big brother with his nerdy little sister than a love story worth watching between two adults..but the ‘age’ issue is not even the major problem..the major problems are the chemistry free scenes between these two actors and the really ridiculous premise of this ‘storyline’. Find me a great female character opposite Jason/Patrick with a well written story and i will be totally into it ! Here it is just not the case and make me want to stop… Read more »

jim
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jim

First of all age shouldnt be a problem as long as its legal…my late grandparents age difference is almost the same as Patrick and Sabrina but i do see better chemistry between Liz and Pat which i feel Robin would strongly approve of…once Sabrina gets her makeover im certain she’ll emerge out of her shell and be stronger, more confident and maybe edgier. I like her better with Milo and i hope Rafe turns out to be related to Sabrina: his mother Alison did have an afair with Sabrinas cousin Juan so maybe Juan is Rafes real daddy which would… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

As for the Ugly Betty comparison i did it because they did it and talked about it in the interview. Eyeroll.

Gina
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Gina

There first kiss is at the NB which is honouring his wife? WTF? A little disrespectful of the writers to go there. Anyways TC seems sweet.

moshane58
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moshane58

I love the cinderella story.I miss robin but when someone wants to leave we have to move on until she one day may want to return.Glad there leaving the storylines open for robin.Do believe whe Sabrina and Patrick fall in love she will return.It always happens like tht on soaps.

Cathy
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Cathy

No one said Patrick shouldn’t move on. He could have been with Britt then when Robin returns finds out Britt knew about Robin. More intelligent n story and exciting than this forced story and pairing..

Robin used again to prop this nurse and Patrick gets to move on while Robin suffers again.

I wanted to see the real Patick not giving up on Robin and work with Robin’s parents to find her. They didn’t even need Kimberly to do it.

Sad when I cant even watch Emma scenes since she can’t think of her mother only ths nurse.

ghfan4evr
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ghfan4evr

I happen to love the character Sabrina Santiago and have become quite a fan of Teresa Castillo. Thank you to Michael Fairman, for another great interview.

jim
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jim

Micheal thats funny you should mention ‘Carrie’ thats one of the things i recently commented on, and now that you mentioned it too i almost really want it too happen. Sabrina and Felix make great friends, and goofy Milo is starting to grow on me. Teresa is a smarter actress than some people give her credit for, and shes nothing like nerdy Sabrina. I dont feel Sabrina and Patrick are right together because i dont see too much chemistry together but that could eventually change…i kinda like her better with Milo but not because of hers and Patricks age difference,… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

The age difference is a problem here imo, she looked like a little sister, i can’t take that seriously and above all there is NOT any romantic chemistry between the actors, find another love interest for Patrick and a better story..please !

jim
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jim

I do agree with you somewhat…the lack of chemistry is definately the problem…Sabrina and Milo work better together for me…im going to see if the makeover which i hope includes personality( i mean if Sabrina becomes more mature/less awkard) makes a difference. My late grandfather was over 10 years older than my grandmother who was 22 at the time, and he already had two young children from his first wife who died…so me its kinda like watching them. Now i heard actor Bradly Cooper who is in his late 30s is dating a 20 year old! A kinda Patrick and… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree Sabrina does look like Patrick’s little sister..

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

by the way-Teresa is 32 years old-not that it matters to the haters

Jen
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Jen

I am sooooo ready for Robin to come back! Scrubs forever

susan M.
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susan M.

Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cathy
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Cathy

Bring back Robin and the real Patrick and Emma. This story is ridiculous and insulting.

At ths rate, Scrubs could have divorced and Robin left town with Emma. Hate using Robin to prop RC latest pet using Robin. Then Patrick can be with whoever he wants. Ths is vile and after he Lisa garbage. Robin deserves her daughter the hold SHE always wanted.

Does RC think we are all stupid and can’t see this NB is for his pet nurse not Robn.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

and yet-it doesn’t matter that Kim likes Teresa. Unbelievable

Melinda
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Melinda

Kimberly is directing, which she loves now. I noticed yesterday that her Twitter account no longer lists her as an actress, just discusses her directing. I love her as Robin but respect she wants to do different projects. I don’t want them to recast Robin and u don’t want her killed off. What other choice does Ron have? I wish people would stop blaming Ron and Frank and instead understand that actors have the right to persistent other endeavors. I’m happy watching the story unfold knowing that eventually Robin & Patrick will be end game. I’m also happy that Kimberly… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

other choice ? I have one : a BETTER storyline for Patrick/Jason with a BETTER fun love interest played by an actress he has chemistry with ! Not hard.

Casey
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Casey

Nice interview. Teresa is lovely. I like Sabrina however her character isn’t right for Patrick. Emotionally, she’s a teenager. Patrick is an experienced, adult male with a child. He doesn’t need to be raising two. Also, I haven’t seen Patrick falling for Sabrina. Many characters are pushing him into returning her interest – that’s not love. Patrick still loves Robin. It’s okay if he’s not ready to move into a new relationship. It’s only been a year since Robin’s ‘death’.

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with you! She seems childlike & sweet. Sabrina to me doesn’t see mature enough for Patrick..I don’t know how old her character is suppose to be?
To me she seems around 19 ! They need to change her look to make her look
a bit more mature. Do something with her hair . Perhaps cut it and give it some
style. And get rid og the glasses that seem to go off to one side of her face…. And Patrick belongs with Robin in my opinion.

Caroline
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Caroline

What heart tugging story was on GH recently?

Doe R
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Doe R

Gheez .. go ahead people, keep complaining and stop watching GH if you are so inclined. Give ABC more reason to drop the axe on it’s last soap. I just started watching GH again when John, Todd and Starr came on last year. I am a diehard AMC/OLTL fan and I hate to tell you this but if they bring those actors back as different characters then I have a feeling you will lose a huge chunk of the audience you gained last year. So that coupled with all your moaning and groaning could very well bring an end to… Read more »

jon
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jon

Right on!

Dimples02
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Dimples02

Thank you!!

Keisha
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Keisha

thanks for posting and enjoy read it, love it… I enjoy Sabrina scene with everyone and Patrick and Emma…

louisa
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louisa

Sorry, she may be a nice girl but I am so tired of her character. I feel like they are shoving her down our throats when there are so many important characters I’d rather see. She is on way too much, and when she is not on we have to sit through the endless scenes with Patrick and Elizabeth discussing Sabrina. Two strong actors wasted. A MUCH better story, as others suggested, would have been a little girl dealing with her mother’s death and Patrick trying to date Elizabeth or Maxie or (somebody we know) and really struggling with it… Read more »

jim
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jim

Patrick and Elizabeth would make a better couple but with her now paired with A.J. and Nikolaus back i doubt liz and pat will happen…4 now. I do like Sabrina with Milo, and i cant wait to see Brits face when Sabrina has her makeover.

Cate
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Cate

They didn’t pair Patrick with Elizabeth or Maxie, I believe, because Robin is still alive. There isn’t a future for Patrick & anyone but Robin. Elizabeth lost Jake, Jason and Lucky in different ways – having her fall for someone who will eventually go back to his wife would be cruel to a character who had lost so much already. As for Maxie, she & Robin are cousins. That would have really torn her relationship with Robin apart and, after losing Georgie, she couldn’t bare to lose another sister-influence in her life. Especially after Robin returned from the dead. Sabrina… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

I think Lulu could have been a good choice, loved Lulu and Patrick scenes during his addiction phase, the actors had chemistry and that although Julie Marie playing Lulu is younger than Jason, it works here because chemistry, connection and not over-propped, cheesy writing was there. Of course Lulu being in a pairing popular with Dante and the writers loving, wanting to write for Lante (Lulu/Dante) you knew it would not happen…But now with the recaste of the Lulu character maybe it could happen..maybe Marcy Rylan and Jason Thompson could have chemistry at first sight..i don’t know..we will see. Like… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Thank you for pointing that out. All things being equal, Patrick/Liz would have been the ideal coupling, But, all of Liz’s fans (of which I’m one) would have screamed bloody murder once Robin is found alive. But, for now, I like Patrick and Sabrina, even though I know that Robin will eventually return. Kimberly has given Teresa her blessing, that should be enough for ANY GH fan

susan M.
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susan M.

I like Sabrina but not with Patick.. The Nurses Ball I am hoping Robin shows up
& Patrick,Emma are reunited !

jim
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jim

That could happen..but i still would like to see Sabrina with Emma…i wish when Noah returns he reveals Sab is Patricks half sister…shed then be Emmas aunt!

6535
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6535

Thanks to both of you for a great insightful, informative interview!
I love Sabrina more than any character on GH or any other daytime show.
Her glasses do not detract from her inner and outer beauty.

Jen
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Jen

Give me a break. You’d be hell bent to find a dozen people who have been waiting for this for a long time. I know you are just doing your job Michael, but some of these questions just make the Sabrina character more important then she is. I would like someone to please write an article about how royally screwed fans of the Robin character feel as well as fans of scrubs. Gotta move Patrick on, fine, but via the Nurses Ball? Come on….

sandra
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sandra

I am looking forward to Sabrina’s transformation in looks and confidence. I have enjoyed the story or Patrick, Emma and Sabrina so far.

I’m sure as soon as they ‘get together’ something will be there to threaten it and with Robin alive would never invest in them. So just along for the ride,

Elizabeth Edgington
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Elizabeth Edgington

I love Sabrina, & I hope her & Patrick do get together! Some people need to understand, these actors have a life outside of Soaps, & enjoy the show, & quit whining or quit watching! Keep up the good story line, & keep GH alive!

Dimples02
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Dimples02

I so agree! Patrina is happening! 🙂

susan M.
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susan M.

Robin will explode Sabrina out of the picture when she shows up at the Nurses Ball!

lisa
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lisa

I really like Sabrina,I would like to see her happy with someone – but I don’t think that someone is Patrick.
She will get her heart broken if she pursues him.
He belongs with Robin – his true love.
Nevertheless I’m looking forward to the upcoming scenes.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

I think some of you take this WAY too seriously! 🙂

Alley
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Alley

I don’t hate Sabrina. I like the actress and think Sabrina could shine as a supporting player. And while I’m enjoying Elizabeth and A.J., I think a more poignant story could have been told if, in the past year, Liz and Patrick grew closer out of their grief over losing Robin and then fell in love. Many viewers love Liz and Robin so when Robin shows up alive then you’ve got a triangle where people could actually be torn over whether they want Patrick and Robin or Patrick and Elizabeth. With Sabrina as a part of the triangle, I think… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

i don’t disagree..although i am not sure about Elisabeth and Patrick..i don’t know i am not too fond of the new Elisabeth/Aj pairing either..i like Elisabeth (although sometimes she can really really hypocritical) and BH has chemistry with her screen-partners pretty easily but i don’t know who i would want with her..right now i am not very fond of any of her actual pairing (Aj) or potential one..well Nik..yep she had some chemistry with him..so maybe..i think writers will develop a Nik/Elisabeth/Aj triangle and poor Patrick will be stuck with Princess Ugly Betty..lol I am not so fond of any… Read more »

Jen
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Jen

This is about more than people just wanting Scrubs. There are people that aren’t even Scrubs fans that can see how GH is using Robin’s history and Scrubs daughter to try and sell this character. We get it. She is perfect in every way. Perfect nurse, perfect babysitter, perfect little friend, perfect everything….how annoying. In order to compete with Robin, they really went on and created a character that’s ‘perfect’ in every way, she basically has no personality.

Dimples02
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Dimples02

She’s not perfect by any means! Just a sweet young woman who is kind and compassionate. I’m a Sabrina fan and I see faults. She can be a bit self-absorbed sometimes, kind of oblivious as well! LOL But just because she has more good traits than bad doesn’t make her perfect. (and I wouldn’t say her faults are all that bad — just human) She’s refreshing!

olivia
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olivia

major flaw : BORING and CORNY ah and SPINELESS yep you are right she is far from ‘perfect’ just not perfect in an annoying way and other characters portray as ‘perfect’ whereas she is not…

jim
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jim

Yeah she is perfect in every way…and since Disney owns abc she shouldve been called Mary Poppins who was also perfect in every way…lol

jim
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jim

P.S. i do like Sabrina but i prefer her with Milo or even Micheal now that Starr is gone…made more sense if Patrick was with Liz but Satrick may work out…so ill wait and see.

olivia
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olivia

oh i loved Mary Poppins, Sabrina could dream to even be at Mary Poppins’s shoes level..lol

Trayce
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Trayce

This story is like a bad lifetime movie. And the problem with Sabrina is not her appearance, it’s the fact that she acts like a preteen. I don’t understand how a former player, current father and widower is attracted to someone that acts like she belongs on a Disney after school special. And as all the posts mention, the issue of how hard the writers are trying to sell her is so over the top. She’s the centre of the Nurses Ball and the 50th anniversary and has done absolutely nothing to deserve that. Why is so much of the… Read more »

jim
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jim

Maybe im in the minority but i dont resent her at all…she’ll be a different person inside and out once shes got her makeover. Shes really a good actress to convince you shes a preteen twit…shes just overly shy and akward which i feel will come to an end once her makeover emerges her from her shell.

Stacy
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Stacy

I resent her. I don’t care about the stupid makeover. And no the preteen vibe we get from her is not from great acting, it’s from horrible storytelling.
But the biggest reason why people resent her is because the writers are constantly using ROBIN to prop her. Why do we need those stupid videos? Do they really need to bring Kimberly in and waste her time propping their pet project? Why can’t they let this character sink or swim without using Robin?

olivia
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olivia

Great post Trayce, it is exactly that and i was even not a big scrubs fan, i found them just ‘there’ most of the time but this Sabrina story is the worst. Poor Patrick character, he should be better off coming back being a player at least it could be somewhat entertaining.

Char
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Char

I’m not reading preteen at all. I’m reading someone who doesn’t have to more than herself, and values what matters. Maybe you are seeing that it comes off as niave, because people often lose themselves to the vision of how they want to appear to others. I’m not saying I have a psych degree, but I’m saying that it would have never crossed my mind that she is anything but real, with the ability to be humble and accepting, all the qualities that I like about a person. I like my bad boys and girls too, but so hard to… Read more »

jim
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jim

Well said Char!!!

olivia
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olivia

It is not the problem : she is just corny, boring and yes shallow and all the propping from the writing and the other characters doesn’t help !
Other great female characters who were NEVER femme fatale type of characters but more girl next door kind like Robin or Liz or Brenda or Lulu or Laura ect..did pretty well and had lot’s of popular pairings so Sabrina not being a vixen, sex kitten is not the problem !

Dimples02
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Dimples02

Excellent post!!!

Stacy
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Stacy

The writers just giving the finger to the Robin/Scrubs fan base. First, it was the stupid videos that Kimberly had to come back to tape. Robin pimping Sobtrick…..so lame and insensitive. Then it was Emma propping Sobby and asking her to be her new mommy. And now, the Nurses Ball is supposed to be honouring Robin but it’s where Sobtrick share their first kiss. Gag. Gross. Disgusting.

olivia
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olivia

Soon she will call her ‘mommy’..Robin who ?! lol

jim
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jim

YES, I GET IT!!! And ive seen many in these threads DO go on about Sabrinas age and repeat over and over again other issues too and as long as they repeat it i have the right to repeat myself as well. like you said we can agree and disgree and thats exactly what ive been doing and youd know that if youd read all my comments under different replies. IV disgreed on the age difference and iv agreed and disagreed on other issues concerning Sabrina! My reply under this one suggested she or he not watch this one paticular… Read more »

jim
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jim

If you think its that bad…(gag gross disgusting)…then dont watch the nurses ball! But any of what you say might not happen…now i would prefer Patrick with Liz who have great chemistry together…and Sabrina with Milo but in any case im going to enjoy the nurses ball and see what really happens…age difference isnt a problem with me…the same thing happen with my late maternal grandparents who were years apart just like the soap couple and it was not disgusting at all.

olivia
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olivia

We get it jim with your grandparents story..lol the age issue is not the major issue in this ridiculous story, get it ?! After that you have the right to enjoy it, and we can agree to disagree, to each his own.

jim
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jim

And for your other comments how is showing Kim M. videos wasting her time if the actress agreed to do them?

Kelley
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Kelley

The video was made before Kim / Robin left, she left it in her stocking for Patrick to find at Christmas. It was when her HIV status changed and she thought she was going to die from it. I, myself see the chemistry Patrick and Sabrina have. Give them a chance to evolve. I read in a current magazine that Robin is not coming back anytime soon.

Chuck
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Chuck

I don’t care if I’m the last man standing with the following view: Sabrina is stunningly beautiful as is. Teresa must act the role/character GH dictates, but iny opinion Sabrina will not “learn her value and learn to stand up for herself ” by changing her look which only serves to once again subliminally hammer home the immoral, all too often portrayed message that only physically made up (saying it nicely here) can have and KEEP their dream guy. Why can’t GH get this right? Why can’t Sabrina learn confidence from within? The answer is the same to both questions… Read more »

jim
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jim

I agree with you…well said!!!

Chuck
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Chuck

Thank you Jim and welcome to the minority, and respectfully humble, view!!!! Be interested if Michael Fairman and/or Teresa chimed in and replied with their opinions/perspectives. @Chuck4444444 on twitter.

jim
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jim

I like how Milo and maybe Patrick are attracted to Sabrina for just being herself…i find her beautiful inside and out. I wish shed just stay as she is…ive seen women who looks like her and they had boyfriends and husbands and didnt have to barbie doll up to just attract them. I dont mind Sabrina getting a makeover but it should be something she does for herself and for herself only. I dont care if anyone doesnt like how i look because thats their problem not mine. But then again i could really use a makeover myself. lol. But… Read more »

Bruce
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Bruce

Love anything Sabrina!!

olivia
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olivia

lol

Chuck
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Chuck

Typed too fast — sorry 4 above spelling mistakes

Bonnie
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Bonnie

saw a photo of you Micheal at the Nurses Ball, how fun that must have been!!

Yvonne
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Yvonne

I love Sabrinia. I loved Robin also but Kimberly decided to leave so this is what it is. If you don’t like it than don’t watch it. You make it sound as if you are being forced to watch something that makes you so unhappy. Geez…. Theresa you are doing an awesome job and I can’t wait until the NB to see how it all plays out. Congrats on the role and the great job you’ve done thus far!!

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

You couldn’t have said it better

jim
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jim

Well said

Char
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Char

I feel like everyone wants airtime for all their favs, and forget how a nice mix with new characters is a great infusion. I couldn’t have picked more interesting characters than Sabrina and Felix. I have a huge grin when either one is onscreen. I don’t understand why Emma warming up to Sabrina doesn’t make sense because it was written so well that it made sense, and Sabrina is so clearly a goofy girl that a kid would love to be around. I need a smile in the middle of all the tragedy and heavy investments, and even though life… Read more »

jim
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jim

Char you got me loving Sabrina even more, and Felix too. Patrick was always a ladies man. Why wouldnt women young and old be attracted to him? Makes sense to me!

Beth
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Beth

Well said!

Ncee
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Ncee

Well said Char. Well said.

Babs
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Babs

Please. This chick has been on this soap for less than a year and she is eating the screen. The real Patrick Drake has been replaced with some shell of a soul in order to prop her character. Now he is falling for her but they have never been on a date? Laughable. The most classic crap thrown on Scrubs fans was last week was Robin having to give a soliloquy of Patrick finding a new woman while visions of Sabrina danced on the screen. I am sick of the bait and switch. If RC wants them so bad. Free… Read more »

jim
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jim

She not the first newbie to be on screen in less than a year and eat the screen, and why would any woman 18 to 88 not be attracted to Patrick? You dont go on a date first then find your attracted to someone or is this some new thing? You usually are attracted to someone first then you ask them on a date! Patrick truly loved Robin but didnt he also cheat on her? So i rather have him fall for Sabrina while believing Robins dead than then just cheating on her when he knew she was alive. And… Read more »

Babs
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Babs

Patrick is a grown man who has lost his wife and raising a daughter. He used to be a manwhore. There is no way he is going to fall in love with the babysitter without even dating her. It took him months to admit he had feelings for Robin. She may not be the first newbie to eat the screen but I have never seen an entire town propping her. She has literally been referred on this show as a Saint. This character has no layers. This is no soap opera anymore it is camp with a bunch of plot… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

Despite this ridiculous Sabrinyawn story ratings will still be great imho these next months with all the vets coming back, lot’s of action and of course the anniversary. After that..time will tell..There are lots’ of characters right now on the canvas, maybe too much, the pacing is fast which is good imo but the stories have no real fallout..that is a problem..and sometimes the plot points are pretty ridiculous with lot of plot driven stories instead of character driven..to sum up GH right now is a quite entertaining soap although often too campy, silly for my tastes..more balance would be… Read more »

jim
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jim

People, its a soap opera…in a soap opera there is no such thing as a happy ending so its far from being a sugary sweet Disney tale!!! Maybe a spoon full of sugar will some of your bitterness and ignorance go down in a most delightful way!

jim
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jim

will help…dang!

Babs
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Babs

I also am insulted that because I do not care for this story I am somehow bitter. I simply point out what I deem are the holes. I don’t have to like it. I am not the only one that refers to it as a bad version of a Disney story. In fact, the writer of this interview did. It is a badly executed version of a Disney Story with the made over beautiful princess and the evil Britch and the handsome neurosurgeon doctorly prince.

olivia
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olivia

Yep totally a bad cheaper serie zzzzzzzzzzzzz daytime soap in its worst way version of a corny Disney Fairytale..totally that..lol..sorry it is not riveting tv..even the other versions of Ugly Betty on prime time in USA or other countries were more fun and layered than that ! Here it just doesn’t work at all for me, it is just silly.

Beth
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Beth

I really enjoy Sabrina, and I enjoy her with Patrick. Theresa seems like a sweet person as well. However things turn out for Patrick or Sabrina (and I have a feeling something will happen to complicate matters), I will remain a fan of Sabrina.

Emme
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Emme

I don’t believe this “love story” between Patrick and Sabrina at all. It’s like everyone is bullying him into liking her. Liz and Epiphany with their nagging and Robin with that blatant re-recording of the video to push Patrick towards Sabrina. This story is completely disrespectful to Robin and to Patrick’s characters. Sabrina hasn’t even been on one date with him, practically knows nothing about him, yet I’m suppose to believe they love each other? Give me a break. Patrick and Robin were sleeping together for months before they admitted their feelings to each other. I was all for Patrick… Read more »

babs
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babs

The real story that should have played out and was screaming to be told was Patrick becoming that which he feared most….his father after his mothers death and watching him comeback from that. Instead they stick him in typical RC instalove Cinderella. Lame. JT has the acting chops. They should have let him use them.

olivia
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olivia

Yep a gal who could challenge him, an edgier version of Robin who can go toe to toe with him would have been the perfect direction for a new Patrick’s story not a corny romance with a goodie two shoes version of ugly Betty !! Not hard to get Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati, you are supposed to be some good writer and producer for daytime tv !

jim
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jim

I had to reply to here…i agree with you about the campy stuff. GH and DOOLs always employed campiness in its stories since the 1980s…somtimes it works to attract viewers but too much campiness does wear thin after awhile and some of those who tune it just for it will eventually tune out and those who dont like will get tired of it fast and some of them will also tune out. Dark Shadows relied on this type of storytelling which worked for it in the beginning but it also backfired on it as well and this is why it… Read more »

Chuck
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Chuck

Will GH “s story line with Sabrina cause more,already insecure young women to think, “I must drastically change my physical appearance to be happy in love?” GH would argue Sabrina”s change provides her self-confidence. I respectfully disagree on a multitude of moral based levels. Truth is Glitzeramized Sabrina’s, in th real world, all too often (not always) but all too often sacrifice their long-term physical and mental health, in order to achieve and maintain socially dysfunctional standards. Again, Sabrina is perfect as is in physical appearance. Wisdom is developed via life experiences, lasting love includes having the wisdom to stay… Read more »

babs
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babs

Great point Chuck! That is the problem with this character. There are no layers. Now she will perfect inside and out. The only angst in this story is Sabrina not getting what she wants. Patrick. Now what? It is ridiculous to even think these characters know anything about each other. The audience hasnt seen it. The only thing that has been shoen for months is her whining she wants Patrick.

jim
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jim

I couldnt reply…so i have to do it here. I do somewhat agree with on what you replied to my comments. She does need more layers…i think she shouldnt been shown too perfect…i feel it hurts her from being more accepted by the viewers. I wouldve had her the own who accidentally gave Patrick the med bottle when he tried to save that cop instead of having Maxi involved or at least didnt get a perfect score on her nurses exam. I also originally said some time ago why cant she just look like she is now. ive seen women… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

Most of the time Laura is written as the ultimate helpess victim..which before she was not always..Laura should be written as tougher, with some backbone, even Genie Francis finally was tired as this characterisation and she decided to left GH..The ‘good girl’ ‘heroine’ who is the one who can’t breathe without a man saving her..puke..Laura should be much more than that even if she is the ‘heroine’, after all she killed more than once and chose the ‘bad guy’ Luke over at this time the ‘good guy’ who did support her Lucky…she is not perfect and can speak for herself… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

oups meant Scotty not Lucky..my bad !

Ncee
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Ncee

Great interview! I love Sabrina! I love Teresa!

Mar
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Mar

So HOPING that Robin does not return….Her character is SO overrated! Let Patrick, Sabrina and little Emma be a new family! Tired of KM coming / going / originally trying to “kill off” her character…See a lot of arrogance w/ KM.

babs
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babs

TPTB are the ones that talked her into staying, she wanted to let Robin die so I wouldn’t consider that arrogance. I don’t see a character who has been part of this show for over 20 years overrated. She is far more valuable than some newbie who has been systematically handed Robins life on a platter for no explicasble reason other than she has become the newest pet project of Ron.

Mar
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Mar

True about TPTB “talking her into staying” but before that she was ADAMANT about having GH “kill her off” so that no one could play her role ever again…That is sheer ARROGANCE! Because of her 20 year stay on GH does not mean that everyone appreciates her…Many of us don’t. She was a cute little girl but then grew up. I wish KM all the best of luck in her production endeavors, don’t get me wrong. Just wish she’s stay gone from GH and let Patrick and Emma’s story go on.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Mar,

I have to agree with you here-Kim has Frank and Ron over a barrel, and she knows it. They can’t force her to return, or else she gives them the back of her hand and stays gone. As much as I respect Kim’s choice, she needs to make a final decision-one way or the other. That’s the only way this will stop. GH fans deserve better…

Patrick
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Patrick

if you read the latest… SOD… KM is interviewed.. she has grown up on GH…. she gets what Serials ARE. ’nuff said… she embodies what characterization is about. She relates to the audience … WE grew up loving her. from the start…. her life on GH… was fraught with high level drama for years… what with HIV…. could be….. she had the “white picket fence”…. that “snow globe” mystique. she left GH twice…. 1st… to go back to school… 2nd… currently… in the ABC directorship program… and is busy – full-time, THROUGH year 2014.. so… if we’re ever to see… Read more »

Mar
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Mar

But don’t you kind of see the arrogance of the actress with her “hold my spot until I make up my mind” ? With KM sitting on the fence regarding her return, she’s keeping the story line from unfolding properly.

Tracey
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Tracey

I so love The Patrick and Sabrina storyline fan let Patrick move on love it he dose move on hopefully with Sabrina like it or not There are a lot of fans who are loving Sabrina and Patrick storyline love her with Emma

Katie
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Katie

I thought this was a very insightful interview. All GH fans know that there was obviously a huge Patrick and Robin fan base. The reality of the situation is that even with Robin being alive Kimberly chose to leave GH. Having her alive and a reunion with Patrick must mean one of two things, either Patrick leaves the show with Robin or they recast Robin. It is inevitable that Patrick would have to move on at some point if that character was to remain on the show. I understand alot of people dislike the pairing of Sabrina and Patrick, however… Read more »

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

This is the best post I’ve seen on the matter, thank you

olivia
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olivia

I am not fan of Scrubs (did mind them but that is all) and i think the Patrick’s character has potential and his portrayer Jason Thompson is a good and charismatic actor..so or and i just want a better story and a better love interest for Patrick, Robin being dead, never coming back or not ! Not hard to get.

Patrick
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Patrick

i think… Jenn Lilly was outright – and by far – “hated”… from the get go…

so… this pales in comparison….

Sabrina… isn’t “bad”… acting… just obviously, not right.. for Dr. Drake.

the maturity, heartbreak, history of his life…

to disbend belief that he’d close his past and open his heart up for this?

AJ
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AJ

I didn’t realize Teresa Castillo was the same nerdy nurse on GH.. I’ve been scrolling past that article/picture the past week or two. HOLY COW.. Teresa Castillo is GORGEOUS.. she’s such a knockout.

C
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C

The actress seems nice, but, ugh, I can’t stand Sabrina.

I too think the initial blacklash about Felix was hasty (I kicked myself when the lipstick thing was explained a few episodes later), but the problem is that Felix is still just the sassy best friend to Sabrina with a little lusting over straight guys on the side. I know RC can do better than that (still heart my Kish) so I hope the little hint that Lucas might be coming to town soon happens.

janet
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janet

Kim wanted to leave she wants to direct. She comes back when she can because GH is part of her history .She has been on the show for a long time. frank didn’t want to come here and immediately kill of a character that was loved.Kim wanted the character gone but she did as Frank asked and the two of them work together to make the fans happy. Lets give the show a chance. If the unholy three had stayed ,we wouldn’t have a show just the mob running everything. Robin has always been a character I liked even when… Read more »

olivia
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olivia

She is ‘doing her job’ so everybody should like the character and the storyline ?! Okkkkkkkkkkk…eyeroll..hey let’s sing ‘kumbaya’ and like ALL characters, all storylines, all tv programs, all commercials because after all they only do their job..lolllllll lol lolllll

Patrick
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Patrick

LOL. thank you Olivia. don’t stop chanting “kumbaya”…. it’ll all be over soon… just a dream…. the one heart thumping, heart pounding, ripping it out… and leaving us ALL dangling…. oh how the writers erred.. in holding Robin imprisoned.. KM clearly made it understood… that when she decided to leave GH.. to PERSUE DIRECTING.. the new rigime came on board… and asked her to stay, alive… so… KM… agreed. —————- i’m not ready to smash that white picket fence… that snow globe mystique… that’s what serials are about… and they have a history here.. that shouldn’t be tampered with…. we’ll… Read more »

Chuck
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Chuck

Well, the episode I knew was coming aired today. GH’s makeover justification script 4 Sabrina (representing every nice, honest, pure-hearted girl hoping to fall in love with, and receive love from, “the one”). Sabrina: “I like the way I look. It’s who I am. It’s me”. The scene should have ended right there and then. Patrick (who GH has representing the “desired American man”) likes her the way she is NOW. Neither Patrick nor any other red blooded American needs X-Ray vision to see that Sabrina is stunningly beautiful WITH the glasses, WITH whatever clothes she has on, WITH minimum… Read more »

Chuck
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Chuck

Two quick edits from above 1. Felix’s line was “Wouldn’t you like to show Patrick (I mistakenly typed Felix here) what he’s missing out on”. And 2. Please disregard the last 2 lines mistakenly not deleted (found directly below the last sentence)

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s just so hard to believe that Patrick… would relate to Sabrina…

her “confidence”… her “struggle” or lack thereof…:

geez! he’d been through so much… the gamut of every emotion…. with Robin….

geez! Sabrina hasn’t even shown us FEAR… of reaching out for LOVE….

it magically happened… after her “make-over”.

heidi
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heidi

Great interview Michael… as always!!! Missed this one and am late to the party! I think Teresa is doing a great job with a tough situation. She is doing very well with the acting and with conveying the right emotion or lack of. The story line is what it is… the good, the bad and the ugly! Luckily we all have found that the bad is also the ugly (Brit) and the good is not the ugly!!! I have never been a die-hard SCRUBS fan… but I love both Patrick/Jason and Robin/Kim and most of all Emma! I have always… Read more »

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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Gregory Harrison Is The New Gregory Chase On General Hospital

General Hospital just got hotter as it beef’s up its storyline featuring Kim Delaney as Jackie Templeton.  Now comes word that TV veteran, Gregory Harrison has come to the ABC daytime drama series as the recast Gregory Chase.

The character of Gregory Chase was previously played by DAYS James Read, who plays the treacherous Clyde Weston now and then on the NBC soap.

With Harrison taking on the role of Finn (Michael Easton) and Chase’s (Josh Swickard) father, that makes things a little juicier in the romantic department.

According to EW.com who broke the casting news, Harrison begins taping today Wednesday at the ABC studios for General Hospital and fans can look forward to his debut on-screen in a few weeks.

As to the storyline: “Fireworks could be on the horizon for Harrison’s character.”

TV fans remember Gregory from the hit series Trapper John M.D., then later on Falcon Crest, Judging Amy, One Tree Hill and more.  He also has frequently appeared in Lifetime and Hallmark Channel movies most recently.

So, what do you think about the Gregory Chase recast with Gregory Harrison? Intrigued? Comment below.

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