On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, Patrick and Sabrina’s premature baby, Gabriel passed away at the end of the episode!
And throughout the show, Gabriel’s impending death gave dramatic material for cast members: Jason Thompson (Patrick), Teresa Castillo (Sabrina), Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) and Marc Anthony Samuel (Felix) to sink their teeth into.
Jason Thompson as Patrick, the grieving father, faced with an impossible situation of having to be strong for the baby’s mother while she valiantly tried to deal with the final moments of baby Gabriel’s life, while he then falls apart outside the NICU in front of Epiphany, illustrated once again while Thompson is one of the finest actors in the genre.
Teresa Castillo at the time of the shooting of these scenes was pregnant in real life! We can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to play the death of a newborn baby for her. She also brought the drama in her scenes trying to give her son some kind of acknowledgement of his short time on earth while being baptized, and holding him in her arms and hearing his heart beat until it began to fade.
As for Sonya Eddy, we couldn’t have loved her, and her portrayal of Epiphany more, trying to be there for her friend Drake Jr., and later giving kudos to Felix for being a good nurse, but ultimately breaking down in his arms over the sadness of the loss of Gabriel. Marc Anthony Samuel as Felix was there to do anything to help Sabrina have her final moments with Gabriel and as the supportive and brokenhearted best friend a girl could have was also extremely touching.
So, what did you think of the performances yesterday? After all the speculation of what would happen to Patrick and Sabrina’s baby, with this being the end of the line, what do you think will happen next? Will Patrick seek revenge and the truth on who was responsible for the car accident? Is Sabrina heading to Puerto Rico? Weigh-in below!