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THIS WEEK ON GH: Felix Demands to Know, "Is Britt's Baby Patrick's Or Not?"

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DNA doesn’t lying, but his EX does! That is the voice over for this week’s ABC promo for General Hospital! Although, sometimes, and most times on soaps, DNA samples have a way of not being correct!

So what is the case for GH’s Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson)?  Is he the baby daddy to Britt’s (Kelly Thiebaud) unborn baby?  What other tricks do Brad (Parry Shen) and Britt have up their sleeves, since they are  in cahoots? Is  Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) getting fed up and considering dumping Patrick, or will she stand by her man?

Sabrina’s bff Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel) wants to get to the bottom of the truth,and he exclaims,  “Is Britt’s baby Patrick’s Or Not?”  But who is he talking to?

Watch this week’s promo from GH after the jump! Then let us know, who do you think is the father of Britt’s baby? Are you fed up with the storyline and want it to end? Do you want the truth to be exposed already? Or, do you want it to continue and are hoping for more twists and turns along the way? Weigh-in!

 

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randy
randy

OMG I CANT BELIEVE NO ONE HAS FIGURED THIS STORLINE OUT,,,,,,MAXIES LIES WILL COME OUT LEAVING LULU AND DANTE DEVASTATED AND HATEING MAXIE…UNTILL IT COMES OUT THAT BRITT USED ONE OF LULUS AND DANTES EGGS AND HER BABY IS ACTUALLY THERES ,,I SAW THIS THE MINUTE BRITT SAID SHE WAS PREGGERS

su0000
su0000

I thought that maybe it would be Dante’s baby..
But- RC is the master of twisting, turning, surprising so I do not think it will be that simple/Dante’s.
well, we will know soon..

Go get the Brtich, Felix, take her down!!!!!

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

I believe Britts baby is Lulu and Dante’s

Dani
Dani

I think you’re right. I think she took one of the eggs. Good detective work and I hope this storyline wraps up soon.

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

Maxie was trying to do a selfless for Dante & Lulu and to let Spinelli go be happy, she knew the baby would be a snag for all and she didnt want to dissappoint anyone; she loves them all. Where is her love, support and happy ending. Get your baby Maxie and be happy, screw them all. Britts baby will be hers and Dante’s watch complicating things for Lulu

Rosalynn
Rosalynn

I totally saw this the moment Brad acted weird and said he has NO ties to that baby. He KNOWS he’s not the father and it’s obvious. But how will it come out?

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

Nicholas will be the key to the unreavealing due ti Fasion and Britts mom…I am so ready for the end of this story bcus I am going to hate to see Maxie & Lulu do irreconcilable damage…

Lawrence
Lawrence

yawn

missellie
missellie

Yes…this!

Barbara Weaver
Barbara Weaver

Please end this storylines . I’m not happy abut this storyline. Patrick has Sabrina I enjoy seeing them together.

Shay
Shay

Getting really sick of this prissy busybody always doing the bidding for his pathetic pal “Nurse Santiago!” Both characters make me want to hurl and the nauseating, mega-contrived romance of Sabrina and Patrick is enough to make me root for Britt to prevail. Sooo….even though the odds are against this being the straightforward pregnancy that Dr. Westmore is presenting to the world, I would love to see Felix and his overbearing roommate proved wrong in their assertion that this baby’s father is not Drake Jr.!!!!! Anything that puts the end to the disastrous coupling of the babysitter and her doctor boss is fine with me!!!!!!

Judy
Judy

i kinda was hoping it was Dr. Drakes baby but I doubt it because you know how soaps can be. and Nurse Santiago is too Good too be true

Shay
Shay

Meant Dr. Westborne….my bad! Anyway, have really been enjoying Britt, particularly when she goes off the “pc” reservation…the girl is a hoot!!!! Must get it from her mama. Wonder if she can dance as well as Dr. O.???? LOL. Whatever…just hope the two of them get together to eliminate SABRINA. Cannot stand her…she totally ruins the show, and I cannot understand the ptb’s devotion to this bland and sorry character. She really does spoil every scene in which she is featured, not to mention Patrick’s status as a cool dude…he seems so henpecked now with that that pathetic albatross hanging on to him for dear life!!!!!

heidi
heidi

Promos make most things much more exciting than they really are! I am getting ready for this storyline to move forward.

debbie
debbie

Really need to end it and the baby’s not Patrick’s baby either. It’s going to be Lulu”s and Dante’s. Maxie’s baby is theirs too.

Judy
Judy

Maxies babies is her own but I feel sorry for the 2 that she lying too she needs to start being honest because soon evertone going to be all mad. I can’t wait to all these babies are born and when the truth comes out, LOOK Out!!

clh
clh

I agree that I thought from day one that it was one of the eggs from Lulu and Dante. Aside from that I have never liked the Britt character or thought there was any chance of redemption (aside from a brain tumor, of course) , but I find that I am really liking the Britt – Nicholas pairing. I see a Britt’N in the future.

Judy
Judy

I agree with that pairing, maybe shes not all bad, we can only hope and look at her parents too.

Chris
Chris

Yawn, zzzzzz. Wake me up when this show actually has something fresh. I’m not holding my breath, sadly. Yes, Ron Carlivati did some good work for a while, but the arrow on his writing creativity fuel gauge is clearly pointing at EMPTY. What will it take for ABC to realize that?

Carol Bryan
Carol Bryan

This is getting so boring, let it be Dante and Lulu’s and the truth come out so that Maxie can keep her and Spinnelli’s child. For once, give the fans what they want.

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

Yes what u said Carol

janet
janet

I don’t know who the father or mother is for that matter. Dr O is behind this. She could have used Robins eggs and who knows what. This is a soap written by a guy who thinks he knows it all. I think Britt needs to get rid of the baby,and go on with Nick. Britt can be a mean girl but I don’t mind her with Nick, if and its a big IF she doesn’t know Robins alive. If she has a hand in that I am over this story. Robin is Nicks friend and she was the one responsible for him getting Spenser
back. Nick owes Robin and her family. Most viewers are really sick of the who’s the daddy storylines. I am. Maxie needs to come clean and we need to keep Ellie.I like Ellie.

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

Britt, carrying Lulu and Dantes child, and Maxi, carrying hers and Spinnelis baby, will go into labor on the same day. Maxi will want to keep the baby and will finally come clean, admitting she had Spinnelis baby. However, Lulu and Dante will demand d.n.a. testing and itll reveal the baby Maxi gave birth to is actually theirs. This is because Britt had Brad switch the babies, and now Britt is passing off Maxis and Spinns baby as hers and Patricks. Maxi is confused but believes she did have Lulu and Dantes baby after all. Meanwhile, Olivia has puzzling visions of Dante with Maxi, and Britt with Spinneli which is hint of the baby switch. Just a guess…lol.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Maybe Britt will get Sharon or Adam Newman to switch the babies since they are so darn good at it. LOL—Y&R fans know what I am talking about– As for your guess that is one too many baby switches for me– my poor head would be spinning. Kinda of hoping Maxi will find out she is having twins – ones her and Spinnelli– the other Lulu and Dante’s– oh wait that would be a Days of our Lives story— I’m so confused. Doesn’t anybody just have a regular baby on soaps any more?

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

lol…now having a regular baby on a soap would be a suprising twist.

Judy
Judy

i dont know I think thats too easy for it just being Dante and Lulus that Britt is carrying, but you never know, Do You?

bj anafan
bj anafan

I just hope the truth comes out soon. People lose interest when the storyline is only flashed on the screen every week or so.

Like most people I’m assuming the baby was created in the lab using one of Lulu’s embryos. I hope this is the case. I don’t want it to be Patrick’s. I’m sure Dr. O had her hand in it and we’ll probably be seeing her again soon.

I also hope the truth about Maxie’s baby comes out soon too. At least we’d get to see her on the screen for a little while that way. She always nails her scenes but they’re too limited and there’s too much time in between .

Go get her Felix!

su0000
su0000

The story is just picking up steam..
If in fact it is Dante’s seed, then Brit committed a crime and could a lot of time..
And her ”family” would not allow that lol

Also, the baby would have to legally go to the father, Dante.. would Lulu be ok with a Dante, Britt off spring..

There is more to come and I’m waiting for it 🙂

Christy
Christy

I figure Britt’s bump belongs to Dante & Lulu, and Maxie’s is her own with the Spin.

so in the end Britt with end up with nothing and no one.

Christy
Christy

well… maybe Nik after the whole thing blows up in her face and he knows the truth…

and if Helena is alive, I’m sure she’ll enjoy torturing Britt for being with Nik

if Helena and Britt’s momma aren’t working together, they sure would make a great pair of enemies to watch.

Michael
Michael

I love this storyline. I especially love the actors that play Britt and Felix. It looks like there is some chemistry between Britt and Nicholas. (I hope they bring back the actress that played Britt’s mom- loved those over-the-top scenes.)

JEM
JEM

I think someone forced Ellie to lie. Blackmailed her, threatened her, knows something about her, etc. Ellie has virtually no backstory. I like her, and I hope not…but she could be a master manipulator/psycho…pulling all the strings and wreaking havoc from her position in the lab. It is nice that she is such a blank slate…because she could BE anyone, be related to anyone, have an axe to grind with anyone, etc.

su0000
su0000

I have always believed Ellie is the missing Q heir ..

((turned out Loren/Kiki is not the missing heir, if there really is one..

donna
donna

i like your thinking jem.had never thought about that. i was thinking that the baby if there is one was gonna actually be patricks and robins because of her being hiv.

Tsuds
Tsuds

I think the baby is really robins and Patrick’s. an old egg laying around in Robin old office at the hospital.

su0000
su0000

Robin is no longer with GH.,
It will be an active cast member that they can create a story for the future for .

Judy
Judy

don’t worry Robin will be back just wait and see to wreck more chaos then there already is

susan M.
susan M.

Britt is a liar! Itis not Patrick’s baby.. She has her self all padded up to appear that she is pregnant… That’s my opinion..

Carly
Carly

Well I hope that Britt is carrying Dante and Lulu’s baby?? This story needs to finish soon!

Wilsnana
Wilsnana

Brit will become a good person with the help of Nick. It would interesting if Felix actually fell for the lab tech that is Brit’s accomplice.

Judy
Judy

I agree this story line as been going on for far too long, they need to either end it or spill what the truth is

Jo Rice
Jo Rice

I am thinking Brit is carrying Dontes and Lulu’s Baby!

General Hospital

GH Preview – Week of July 16, 2018

This week on General Hospital the fallout from Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) nuptials will change the course of several lives including Carly’s (Laura Wright), who has come to bust up of the wedding, by busting out of Ferncliff!

Meanwhile, after those close to Drew (Billy Miller) encourage him to try to date again after his divorce from Sam (Kelly Monaco), he ends up in a surprise encounter with Marqaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson).  Will sparks fly?

Check out these other teasers for this week’s GH below, and you can watch the tease for Monday’s episode here.

Let us know in the comment section below what storyline has you most intrigued.

MONDAY JULY 16

Michael is torn.

TUESDAY JULY 17

Valentin puts two and two together.

WEDNESDAY JULY 18, 2018  

Curtis offers Liz an explanation.  

THURSDAY JULY 19, 2018 

Carly faces the consequences of her actions.

 FRIDAY JULY 20, 2018

Obrecht encounters an obstacle.

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Breaking News

GH’s Vinessa Antoine Lands Primetime Series Will Make Canadian TV History!

Fantastic news for General Hospital favorite, Vinessa Antoine (Jordan)! The talented actress had landed the leading role in the primetime Canadian series, Diggstown!

The legal drama is scheduled to air this fall.  In Diggstown, Antoine will play Marcie Diggs, a top corporate lawyer who decides to dedicate herself to a legal aid office in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

This casting news will make Vinessa a part of Canadian TV history as the first Black Canadian actress to star in a prime-time drama on legacy network television, CBC.

Antoine spoke to the Toronto Star about her starring role, “When I first read the script I was really attracted to the notion that she was a corporate lawyer and she believed in the system. And when that crashed for her, life nudged her to do something extraordinary. And because I’m a woman of color, so many things connected. She’s complex, not stereotypical, and that’s refreshing.”

However as suspected, and according to the Toronto Star: “General Hospital fans will not be happy to learn that Antoine, who has been with the show since 2014, will no longer be a series regular when she starts shooting Diggstown in August.”

So, excited to hear Vinessa has been cast in a leading primetime series?  Comment below!

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General Hospital

Dominic Zamprogna Speaks Out On His Decision To Leave GH, His Final Scenes With Emme Rylan & How Dante Exited The Canvas

A few weeks ago, General Hospital fans watched as one of the series beloved stars, Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) exited the show in scenes opposite his longtime on-screen love interest, Emme Rylan (Lulu).  For nine years, Zamprogna brought authenticity, emotion, and heart to the son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) to life.  While Dante’s journey started out with a bang, literally (thanks, Sonny!), over the years it appeared he was taking a backseat in meatier storylines.  All the while, Dante and Lulu remained one of the more popular duos with the viewers.

After much reflection, Zamprogna decided it was time for him to walk away from a place that became his second home.  His desire now shifted to play different characters in different projects, but it was not without taking many things into account with his life-changing decision.

Michael Fairman TV talked with Dominic to glean more insight into: if there was anything GH could have done to make him sign on the dotted line again, what went down to make those final scenes seem so rushed, how it was to say goodbye to his co-workers in front of the camera and behind the scenes, if he would consider a return at some point, and how would he feel if GH now planned on recasting Dante, and much more.

For us; we recall meeting Dominic for the first times just six months into his time at General Hospital for our first interview together.  We were instantly struck by his sincerity, humor, and his eagerness to learn from some of the best in the business.  Now exiting as a “soap vet“, per se, it is a full-circle moment that we had the time to conclude his GH journey with this conversation.  Here’s what Dom had to say about it all.

What were the factors that contributed to your decision to exit GH?  Was there a pivotal moment where you were feeling, and recognizing, that you were underutilized that you felt you needed to make a change? 

DOMINIC:  When you named me the “Most Underutilized Actor of 2017!” (Laughs) Well, my plan was never to stay forever.  But half-way through my second contract,  Emme Rylan (Lulu) and I were approached by our producer on set, who said words to the effect of: you guys have been on the sideline, time to get you into the game.  That led to the Dante cheating storyline, which gave us story for about a year … which was great!  But as that ended, so did any subsequent storylines, it seemed.  In the year that followed, I started entertaining thoughts of leaving.  By the next year, I started talking about it with my wife, Linda, who had started to notice that maybe I wasn’t happy anymore, and I wasn’t.  That’s not a good feeling, especially if you’re bringing that energy home with you.  Then, I made the mistake of going on social media, which is a terrible place to go sometimes.  But fans were saying the same sort of things I was feeling.  Was it all due to story or lack-thereof?  No.  I was starting to crave playing other roles, and that’s hard to do when you’re under contract.

Were discussions even had with Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and the powers-that-be about your feelings of dissatisfaction over not being utilized more in storylines?

DOMINIC:  The discussions happened late.  Not until the negotiation process, actually.  I’m no squeaky wheel I guess, but I also don’t feel it’s in my job description to be one.  I did put out a few ideas here and there, but they didn’t happen.  I know other actors have tried the same and it didn’t lead to anything for them, either.  I was a creation of Bob Guza (former head writer, GH), and maybe I was spoiled by the amount of great writing I received while he was there.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

There had to be some sadness in walking away from GH.

DOMINIC:  Oh yeah… it was sad.  I built that character, and now here I was walking away from it, and essentially my second family.  That’s been the hardest part.  Lifelong friendships were made, and memories.  However, it’s been over a month and a half since I’ve been at GH and I feel happy.  I’ve been up in Canada shooting Tin Star, which has been a great experience.  I’ve stayed in touch with everybody and I miss everybody, in fact, I just spoke to Mo (Maurice Benard) yesterday, and I’m in class with Emme (she won’t leave me alone).  But, I feel like I made the right choice for me at this moment.

To clarify; were you actually trying to work out a deal to stay put, but both sides just could not hammer things out to a satisfactory conclusion?

DOMINIC:  We did try to work out a deal.  After more talks and conversations, I felt maybe we were going to get things done.  I was being told things would change and maybe shift things in the direction we wanted to go.  But at the end of the day, it’s gotta be in writing.  I feel like I’d been told similar things in the past which hadn’t come to fruition.  I was also reminded that it was me who needed to sign my name on that dotted line and live with that decision, and I chose not to do so.

If someone would have said to you: “We have an “A” story for you, and you are going to be driving it,” would you have been more apt to stay?   

DOMINIC:  There was talk about us sitting down and talking about storylines, but that didn’t end up happening, not sure why.  And even if it did, I don’t know that it would’ve changed my mind about leaving, anyway.   But just to be clear: I have no anger towards anybody.  It’s all a business at the end of the day.  Both sides did what they felt was right.  For me, I just felt this chapter had come to an end.

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When, and how did you tell on-screen scene partner, Emme Rylan that you were leaving?  Was she happy for you and your decision?

DOMINIC:  Emme knew really early on.  Once January rolled around I was like: “I have been thinking for the last six to nine months that I am going to go.”   I wanted her to know, because we have been a couple for five years on the show.  Emme was very happy for me.  I went, “Wait a minute!  Don’t be this happy.  I’m leaving.” (Laughing)  

What happened when you told your on-screen mom, Lisa LoCicero ?

DOMINIC:  She was sad, but she is also said, “You’re in your prime, go see what’s out there!”   I wouldn’t have done this move if I did not get support at home.  My wife is the rock and the one that makes this household go.  Some things outside the show were starting to happen; I had a nice screen-test for a pilot, and then I booked these four episodes of Tin Star.  When you have choices in life; you have power and control over your future.  I think Emme and Lisa as actors realized that.  That’s what made them happy for me … for the future.  The last nine years were exciting.  However, when you can have a little bit more say in what you are doing on a day to day basis, that is empowering.  So, in saying, “no” to something, and saying, “Thank you, but that’s not what I am looking for right now,” that can feel good.

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It was a shame that through all the regimes that they rarely wrote any scenes between Dante and his father, Sonny.  What was Maurice Benard’s reaction when you told him you were leaving?

DOMINIC:  It has been pretty publicized that he and I were dissatisfied at the lack of  storyline, or scenes together.  Maurice asked the powers-that-be, “Why aren’t we working together more?”  We never had a clear answer as to why.  He didn’t know from one day to the next what was happening with my contract talks.  Mo saw me smiling one day and asked, “So does that smile mean you’re staying?”  And I said, “No, that smile is because I’m leaving.” (Laughs)  I said that more to mess with him, and make him sad.  He said, “As long as you are good financially, then I am all for anybody getting out of here and seeing what else is out there.” Really, Mo talks people into leaving so he can get more screen-time. (Laughs)

Let’s talk about the final airshow, and the story that came out of left field to facilitate your exit.  Was that written quickly to accommodate a shooting schedule or contract completion?  It felt rushed to the viewing audience.

DOMINIC:  Left field is right!  I still had a week and a half left of work when they found out I wasn’t going to re-sign, and within twelve hours I had six exit scenes written.  So, it wasn’t done to facilitate anything but a set (Lante’s house), I think.  My final tape date was May 18th, and Emme and I had scenes on the Wednesday or Thursday before that.  I guess they wanted my last scenes that aired to be with Emme, and that might have been the only scheduling day that worked for the set and the actors, and maybe that’s also why it felt so rushed.  All I could assume is that they didn’t think I was really going to leave so they didn’t plan for it, or they chose to protect themselves in this way, by not making a big deal about it.  I had another week of scenes in the PCPD with Chase (Josh Swickard) and Michael (Chad Duell) that was shot afterward.  But they had nothing to do with Dante’s “secret mission!”

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I thought, “Wait!  Is that it?  Is this Dominic’s final show?  Dante doesn’t say goodbye to his mother… his father … or his son, Rocco?

DOMINIC:  Yeah, that was tough for me.  After 9 years you think you’re going to get a little bit better of a send off.   You also, hope they’re going to honor the character.  Dante wouldn’t leave to go to the 7-eleven without saying goodbye to his mother and kids.   Maurice and I talked about that.  He said, “I guess, they don’t want people to feel really sad.  You and me doing some goodbye scenes, people are going to be devastated.”   I agree with that.  However, I also think it’s a soap and that’s what fans want … good, ole drama.  I would have loved to have had scenes with Sonny, Olivia, and Dante’s kids, but when you make a decision like this, how you leave on-air is not up to you.  Both parties are going to handle it how it’s best for them.   I was very grateful they gave Emme and I something to seek our teeth into. 

They were very sad scenes.  You are one of those actors that can take the material and connect with it while delivering it in a very subtle and heartfelt way.  How was Emme after your final scenes?

DOMINIC:  She was kind of crying the whole time, going “Damn you! Damn you.”   I was having fun with it, because I love making Emme cry.  It’s not a very difficult thing to do.  (Laughs).  We were both pretty teary-eyed, actually.  Then, when we finished the scenes and I looked over and I saw how upset the crew was, that’s what really got me.  Barbara, one of the camera operators actually jokingly apologized; suggesting that if my last shot was blurry it was my fault!  As an actor, when you make the crew feel something it kind of gives you some extra good feels. That was always the best feeling, talking to Craig (our stage manager), or Donna (head of makeup department) after a scene to get the honest truth on how you did.  I’ll miss them.

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Viewers, watching Dante have this flashback about the guy who was responsible for Lulu going overboard the Haunted Star a few years ago, probably needed a moment to connect the dots.  Some viewers were going, “What?  Dante is going after the guy that tried to drown Lulu from two years ago?”

DOMINIC:  When I read that in the script even I went, “What?” Who’s that?”  I had no idea, either. (Laughs)

Then there was this:  Dante was so hard on Lulu for her pursuing her dream as a journalist and how it inadvertently got Nathan killed.  Then all of a sudden in your final scenes, Dante has a line to Lulu in which he says something to the effect of: I understand now – you got to do, what you got to do.  In story, prior to these scenes it was leaning more towards Dante and Lulu were going to break-up over what had recently transpired.

DOMINIC:  Which, who knows?  If Dante had stayed in Port Charles it could have been the direction they were going in.  It certainly looked like they were building toward conflict, conflict, conflict, but with me leaving it was much sweeter to leave on the note that we left on, instead of Dante leaving, because he can’t deal with being around Lulu. This all leads me to believe that they didn’t want to do anything too permanent to give them time to make the proper decisions.

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What was the last day of shooting like for you?  Was it hard to get through?

DOMINIC:  It felt like a regular day, and my final scenes were up towards the end of the tape day. They had a cake afterwards.  Frank briefly spoke and introduced Maurice; who said a bunch of sweet words.  That meant a lot to me.  I said “goodbye” to everybody and took some photos, and that was it.  I already had my room packed up.  Once you’re ready to go, you’re ready to go.  Afterwards, I went out with Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan) and Jeffrey Vincent Parise (Ex-Carlos) for some beers and wings at the bar down the street.  It wasn’t until everybody came back after a two-week break that it felt real, because then I was receiving text messages from people saying, “We’re back.  Why the hell aren’t you here?”

The door has been left open for Dante to return.  Would you ever come back?

DOMINIC:  Of course, at some point.  But it might not be my choice, they might recast.  They told me they won’t, but who knows what’ll be done.  Do I think you can just recast a role?  No, I think it’s always a tough sell, but they’ve done it with bigger names/characters than mine.  I would be a little surprised, only because there hasn’t been much story for Dante in the last three years.  For me, as of now, I’ve moved on, and I’m very happy with my decision and my life.  It’s sad in other respects, don’t get me wrong.  I’ve read things that people have said on Twitter, and I want everyone to know I’ve seen it all and it means a lot to me.  People have been beautiful to me.  I’m truly overwhelmed by the love.  I thought there would be more of, “Who cares?” when fans found out I left.   I must have done something right during the years I was at GH.

Did you think when you made the decision to leave they would kill-off Dante? 

DOMINIC:  No, not at all.  I don’t think killing off Dante would be a good idea, especially after they killed Nathan, and also because of the climate we live in with police involved shootings and violence, in general.  In a perfect world as an actor, you crave the opportunity to have one last moment with the other characters that have been important to your character over the years.  That’s all I would have wanted for myself, and Dante.  I’ll take what I got though.  It was extremely meaningful because of what Emme and I had and built.  I feel we got to the heart and soul of those two characters in a pretty short amount of time in our scenes.

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Speaking of Nathan, I think thus far those funeral scenes, which you were wonderful in, and the story arc revolving around his death, are GH’s best bet for an Emmy in the Drama Series category next year. 

DOMINIC:  I agree.  It was so well-done.  We’d all would like to go out like that!  Tragic, but it made for great TV and great soap.  It was phenomenally well-acted across the board.  Lots of Emmy reel stuff for Michelle Stafford (Nina) and Kirsten Storms (Maxie), and Kathleen Gati (Liesl), and hopefully for our directors and crew, also.  They did an amazing job bringing that to life.

This now leaves Josh Swickard as the lone cop now by default on GH.   he PCPD is notorious for being the worst cop shop in the history of soaps! (Laughs) They can’t ever solve a crime.

DOMINIC: (Laughs) I know!  What is Josh is going to do?   Maybe between Chase and Jordan (Vienssa Antoine) they will solve crimes.  Maybe, they’ll bring on a new cop.  Josh is a great guy and I enjoyed working with him.  At the beginning, we had that contentious relationship between the two guys.  That would’ve been fun if it lasted longer, where they had this continual real dislike for one another.  Who knows?  With Dante gone, maybe they will start solving some crimes! (Laughs) Maybe now the PCPD will be the greatest police unit in the USA.

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Over your nine years at GH, would you still consider that your best storyline was coming on to the show and then having Sonny shoot Dante, only for it to turn out that he just shot his own son?

DOMINIC:  Yes, I think you have to.  That was my intro.  They had this story planned eight months before they even cast the role.  To get to that moment, was a classic soap cliffhanger.  I grew up watching soap operas with my grandparents, and if they had been alive for that scene they would have lost it, because it was something that ‘old school’ soap fans would really dig.  For me, doing that story felt so special.  ABC also pumped it with the promotion, and the promos, and the TV spots, and amped it up.  I didn’t feel it disappointed.  It was actually the audition scene that I had to perform to get the part!  Then six months later you get to say these lines that got you the part, and you hope you don’t whiff on the softball.

While putting together and producing the GH 55th anniversary tribute package for this year’s Daytime Emmys, I included that moment between Sonny and Dante.  I remember watching the complete scene before editing it and the dialog was so good.  It still holds up to this day.

DOMINIC:  My manager was at the Emmys that night, and said what a great moment that was.  I meant to thank you for that, because I really appreciated it being in there.

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Are there any other scenes that come to mind that you are most proud of?

DOMINIC:  I also really loved the scenes with Max Gail (Mike). He is a special guy.  There was so much in our scenes; where Dante finds him with Avery in the stables.  Those moments are going to stick with me for a long time.

On June 28th, the airdate of your last episode, you posted a tweet to the fans that read: “The love you guys have given me over the years and continue to give is overwhelming.  It is I that must thank YOU!”  I thought that was extremely touching and very appreciated by the fans.

DOMINIC:  I was thinking, “Man, I have to thank you, because I would not legitimately be here if you hadn’t liked this guy, Dante.”  It was bringing tears to my eyes reading what people were saying, and seeing how much love I was receiving.

Tell me about your role in the British-Canadian production of Tin Star?

DOMINIC:  It’s a recurring role,  I’ve been working on it since March.  It’s something very different from what I’ve been doing the last 9 years.  Can’t give much away, but I play a hired gun type of guy.  There are some great scenes and moments, and I was lucky enough to work with Christina Hendricks, John Lynch, and the legend, Tim Roth.

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Do you feel now that you have had some time away now from GH, and have been playing another role, that the thought of playing Dante for you at this point is like: “Been there. Done that?”

DOMINIC:  I would never say Dante is done forever.  Right now for me, he is.  They left it open, hopefully they left it open for me, but every actor hopes that.  We want our cake and to eat it too!  I want to leave right now, but I want you to want me to come back some day.  No one wants their role to be recast.  But it’s an important character, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  Who knows what the future holds.  I left on good terms.  Just so everyone knows; I didn’t spring something on GH on the last day of my contract.  It’s important that I let people know that I didn’t just wake up one day and say, “See ya”.  This also wasn’t about money.  Sure, we want to be paid what we believe we’re worth.  But this in no way was about me asking for the moon, or I was going to leave.  It was a very, very difficult decision.

So, what do you think about how GH wrapped up Dante’s story for Dominic’s exit? Would you like him to return to GH sooner than later?  Do you think the role of Dante was problematic to write for?  What were your favorite scenes of Dom’s during his time at GH? Let us know via the comment section below.

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