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229 January 24th, 2014 GH Executive Producer Frank Valentini Speaks On Kimberly McCullough’s Exit, The Silas Mystery & If Julian Will Accept Lucas Being Gay!

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With February Sweeps upon us, the upcoming departure of Kimberly McCullough (Robin), the launching of the mystery in Silas’ (Michael Easton) past storyline, the arrival of Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) back on the Port Charles canvas, and it being Emmy submission time, we had the opportunity to catch up with General Hospital’s executive producer, Frank Valentini to fire off a few questions to him during the ABC TCA (Television Critics Association) Cocktail Reception.  Here now is what the Port Charles chief had to say on a myriad of our “quickie” subjects!

Kimberly McCullough’s getting ready to exit GH, and you have to write her out.   What can you say about how you are positioning the story?  And now in story, Sabrina’s pregnant, because Teresa Castillo (Sabrina) is pregnant in real life, which seemed to work with your plans … the timing of it all!  That was convenient!  (Laughs)

FRANK:  I told her husband, it’s time to have a family! (Laughs) And he’s a good guy, Shane.  I like him. (Laughs)

The show has gotten a lot of pushback from fans on the how the Robin and Patrick (Jason Thompson) reunion story was told.  Some have commented that the whole thing was told the way it was to prop up the character of Sabrina.

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FRANK:  Pushback is an interesting thing.  I think our fans are so incredibly invested and passionate about our show.  I welcome that and I love it.  The only thing I would say is … just wait and see.  The entire writing team, and especially Ron, work so incredibly hard to make it satisfying.  I am watching the shows for February Sweeps that are in the can, and I am watching them in post and scoring.  They are really fantastic.  It’s a great month, and it’s a month that pays off day after day, which is what we have been doing for the last six months.  So, we just ask that fans understand that Kimberly came back for a limited amount of time.  That was her choice, not ours.   We love her, and if it was our choice, we would have her back forever.  But, she is on track to become a director.  That is what she wants to do, and I have actually been helping her with that.  She and I have become really good friends, and I know a lot of people in the business, and I actually got her hooked up with Grey’s Anatomy, so it all could be great for her.  But that doesn’t mean that General Hospital ends, and it does not mean that there is no more joy in Port Charles. There will be plenty of excitement, plenty of joy, and plenty of romance and heartache, and tears and happiness, and all that good stuff.

Michael Easton finally has a story of his own as Silas that we are seeing play out on-air.  Were you in search of an “umbrella” story for him since he transitioned from John McBain to Dr. Clay?

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FRANK:  Well, he always had a story … it’s just the way a story develops. What Ron does, and something I think we do really well on GH, is that we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat.  We had to reintroduce these characters, and we took time to make sure the audience knew who they were, felt comfortable with who they were, and that they felt they were important to the GH legacy, and Sam (Kelly Monaco) is part of the GH legacy.  Silas always had this secret.  He was always married from the get-go that was not something that we just came up with.  Ron had that planned 8 months out and now this story is affecting Sam, it’s affecting her mother, it’s affecting her son, and it’s really great, and it’s kind of cool.

Will mobster Julian Jerome (William deVry) be an accepting father to Lucas… in terms of his son being gay?  

FRANK: I think that meeting your son for the first time when he is his late twenties, is kind of interesting, because he is a fully formed human being and he will have his own ideas and own point of view in his own way.  And for Julian, who is kind of a dark character and is a mobster, it’s about how are those two going to mix?  It will be interesting to see what happens.  Ryan Carnes, by the way, is a fantastic actor.  It is fun to have him back on the show and it’s really exciting.

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Big question; with so many wonderful episodes of GH in 2013, have you figured out which episodes you will submit for the Outstanding Drama Series category for the 41st Annual Daytime Emmys to land a nomination?  And, I heard from Kimberly McCullough that she had the production team help her decide on what work of hers to submit?  Is that true?

FRANK: As far as our Best Show submission, we are still deciding, but definitely one of them will be one of the Nurses Ball episodes.  As for Kimberly McCullough’s Emmy submission, she had so many great performances she had a little trouble selecting, so she saw the list and we sort of whittled it down for her.

So what do you think about Frank’s comments on Kimberly McCullough’s upcoming exit?  The laid out plans for the Silas storyline?  And, how Julian and Lucas might have quite the stormy father/son relationship?  What episodes do you hope GH submits for Outstanding Drama Series for this year’s Daytime Emmy race?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. dinah says:

    God I hope Silas leaves ME don’t know how act anymore..

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    Monica replied

    Silas is dull. He needs to be around Ava and Britt who lights him up.

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    SUSAN M. replied

    I like Silas and don’t find him dull one bit…I like him with Sam… Ava & Britt have the guys they are in love with already…I don’t think I would like either w/Silas…

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  2. babs says:

    Way to dance around the question of Patrick and Robin’s story being crap, Frank. You are correct, you had Kimberly for a limited amount of time. That has nothing to do with the crap story. Scrubs fans waited for two years for this reunion and all that they got was Patrick telling Robin he wasn’t sure what to do. Now you are apparently going to trash Robin to once again prop your princess. I ain’t waiting around anymore. You strung me along for two years. I gave you and your team the benefit of the doubt and all I got was the Sparklepony shoved down my throat time and time again. Good luck.

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    Suzanne replied

    Sorry you feel that way, but its viewers like you the show can do without. Its not all about one couple! The tone of your post is accusatory calling Sabrina his princess and Sparklepony, a bit juvenile if you ask me. They cannot please all the people all the time. You got your Robin & Patrick back together and a renewal of vows with Emma officiating. Again like Frank said they can help that Kimberly wants to leave..the show must go on!

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    GH50 replied

    Suzanne, I don’t understand your comment back to babs about it not being about one couple. And how you say “you got your couple back.” The problem with the Robin return story is that it was terribly written. To say someone is being accusatory regarding a fictional character and calling her names is also a bit out there. Sabrina is a very one dimensional character and her story, from frizzy hair and glasses to princess of the Nurses Ball was contrived and silly. babs didn’t just call her princess sparkle pony, the writers created that.

    And yes Frank can’t help that Kimberly is leaving, but that doesn’t mean that they have to destroy her character in the process, having her go nuts, putting her child in danger, having her question whether Patrick loves Sabrina. A good creative writing team could facilitate her exit in a way that is respectful to the character and her fans and come up with story line that would have Robin leave, not wanting to, but having to, without making her crazy or the bad guy.

    And honestly, given how they shoot, and the fact that characters are not on for long periods of time, but still live in Port Charles, I don;t know why it would be out of the question for Patrick and Robin to stay together, for her to remain in Port Charles and at times we don’t see her. Patrick is a brain surgeon. Focus on his hospital work for a while, we don’t need to see him in a relationship.

    Or why couldn’t Robin be given a grant and a research position out of state or in France? she could be away for a few months. Emma could spend some time with her and with Patrick. We could see her on skype etc. So many possibilities.

    I really don’t think Frank and Ron understand how GH fan feel about the show and certain characters. Their style is not to develop characters within story lines that are plot driven. But the GH that existed for 48 years before them did develop characters and fan loyalty. If Robin gets trashed, especially to prop a character like Sabrina, they are really playing a dangerous game.

    Cynthia replied

    Very well said Suzanne! I wish Kimberly was staying. She’s not. People need to get over it and let Patrick move on. This isn’t the Robin Scorpio show. It’s General Hospital. Many of my favorites leave. Other favorites remain. New favorites appear. People who quit watching because one actor leaves make absolutely no sense. If everyone left every time Kimberly left the show would be canceled and there would be no GH for her to return to. Do you think she wants her fans to stop watching GH? She grew up on the show and loves it. I loved the reunion. I was hoping Kimberly would be there longer. I hope they give Patrick some break where he can be with someone else and not pine for Robin for 2 more years or however long Kimberly is gone. The show has revolved around her return for 2 years. It is very disappointing to have her leave so soon. Too much hype for her return to have her leave again. I love GH and will watch it as long as it is on! I don’t have to agree with everything to enjoy it and be grateful for it!

    Suzanne replied

    GH50 – have you watched her exit story yet? No I didn’t think so so how can you comment on how they wrote her off until you do. All your hearing is speculation until it air on screen or is confirmed then it’s just conjecture! Kimberly hersel tweeted herself yesterday that she was having fun at work and was going to is it. You may think Sabrina is one dimensional but I and many other fans do not think so! As to my comment about getting your couple back, you at least got that the writers could have had him choose Sabrina. Robin is leaving Patrick is leaving not fair to limit his storyline possibilities.

    My suggestion is wait it out watch the story unfold and by all means stop watching if you wish. I’ll tell you one thing though I’ve hated a lot if stories that my favourite characters we’re given but I watched on and am glad I did!

    Suzanne replied

    Thank you Cynthia ! Love and agree with your post,

    Lois replied

    I couldn’t said it any better. You didn’t really pursue Patrick and Robin. It was all about Sabrina.

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    Tali replied

    I agree!

    moshane58 replied

    People want to criticise but they never think about what the writers and producers have to go threw. I would love for Robin to say but she doesn’t want to and I like Sabrina. But if everyone was happy on a soap he damn show would be boring. Its the downs that keeps the shows exiting. Think GH has improved so much. We need to realize these people work their butts off to entertain us and stop gripping. I have never gotten over losing AMC and never will. So I’ just grateful for GH to fill that void for me five days a week.It’s hell when their gone..

    Harry replied

    Suzanne, there are spoilers pertaining to how Robin will exit. Moreover, Kimberly has indicated strongly in interviews that fans will not be happy with Robin and the end result will be that fans will grow to love Sabrina. That is what GH50 is basing her opinion on.

    Tom replied

    Well said Babs! And to add to that FV saying, they don’t shove anything down the audience throats. What about his pet nurse that got shoved down our throats by making Britt so evil, viewers had no choice but to pick the nurse. They used Robin and Emma to do it. Add the NB which was NOT about Robin but about a coming out party for the pet nurse. I will always want Robin and Patrick. I resent that Patrick NEVER asked about what Robin went through and then made it seem like it was off screen yet we heard every sob and crying of the poor poor nurse. I don’t see Patrick with anyone but Robin but a better story would have been Patrick and Britt since Dr O is Britt’s mother. Then you add more insult calling out Scrub fans with RC in an interview with MF. How about FV and RC being fair and if your calling out Scrub fans you need to call out the Purina fans with their vile comments to Kimberly. I am sick of the interviews with the favoritism of the Sabrina character and actress and their pushing her on myself a viewer. When Kimberly leaves, I leave. I am not watching Robin be ruined and so Patrick can move on with the pet nurse or anyone NOW. NO WAY would Robin ever leave her family or do something vile to her husband and child. Don’t tell me FV couldn’t work something out with Kimberly.She could be recurring. He worked with the Tea actress to do both theater and OLTL. Others might buy FV excuse and blame Kimberly they way they drank the kool aid of RC’s with his comment in the mags that we WILL LOVE HER, meaning his pet nurse. Obviously not everyone feels that way and it is NOT just Scrub fans as FV and RC stated.

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    Debbie replied

    I APPLAUD YOU TOM. You said exactly what I feel. KMc and JT were thrown under the bus to CONTINUE to prop their Disney princess. TPTB could have written Robin out like you said, getting a grant somewhere and Patrick & Emma could go visit her. If they have Robin going crazy and committed, that is an insult to her character. I can understand her having PTSD after what she went through being held captive for 2 years, but she can get counseling w/o being committed. I am ticked also that we NEVER saw Patrick asking Robin what she went through. That is also insulting. It should have been focused on. Like others have written, I will NOT watch GH after KMc leaves. We’ll see how great their princess is then when the ratings go back in the toilet.

    mj replied

    okay, who here is forgetting Robins post partum depression? Or how about her leaving Patrick and a very tiny Emma to go be a dr without borders? Robin hasn’t been the doting mamma you people have portrayed. Sabrina has come across as very sweet, there are people out there like that in the real world. would you rather see Robin get full blown aids, waste away in a hospital bed for months? Remember that Robin comes from a family that comes in and out of the picture. happy ever after has never been in their lives. Mac raised the girls while Felicia ran around the world. Anna also dumped Robin on Mac. while she ran around the world. For people who have been fans for 40 or 50 years you sure have short memories.

    Tom replied

    mj you do know PPD Is a disease and Robin didn’t purposely leave her child . She also paid a price for having PPD and missing time with her child something she had NO control of. if you watched you would also know that Robin Is not like her parents and refuse to do to Emma what her parents did to her. Her parents were spies and Robin is a doctor. Robin did not go to doctors without borders that was Noah. Robin went to Africa because of Aids research. Robin suffers from HIV and it was to help others and research because she has HIV and Patrick was exposed to AIDS from April. I don’t care about Sabrina, the pet who was handed on a silver platter, Robin’s life, while they made Britt so evil people had to like Sabrina. I personally didn’t fall for the slanted heavy handed writing for Sabrina. No one tells me who to like. . I care about. Scrubs and Emma . Sabrina isn’t so sweet with calling a baby a monster when she thought it was Patricks baby, whereas Robin nurtured Ben thinking it was Patrick’s which tells me sweet and kind is Robin as well as class.

    Harry replied

    Thank you Tom. What I always appreciated about Robin is that she was always a flawed character. She could be a control freak which drove Patrick to distraction and rendered forth some humorous scenes between the two.
    Yes, she also had PPD, which is a real disease. When she pulled out of it she was a nurturing and wonderful mother to Emma. And yes, she was sweet and nurturing to Baby Ben not to mention Baby Michael all those years ago. It’s her imperfections which make her an interesting character. Sabrina has no imperfections, no complexity which makes her dull to a majority of fans.

    Patrick replied

    @mj.

    liked how you stated, that… it was big Mac… who raised those girls…. Robin, Georgia, and Maxie…..

    I’m heartsick about how this story unfolded… upon KM return…. I knew, going in: that the writing was suspect…..

    and, alas…. I ended up backburner’ing this story….

    and… all i’ve stated… is that the writers give SCRUBS fans a little respect… and DO NOT pair…. Patrick with Sabrina…. leave us that much!

    just change Patrick’ course…. give him a new direction… without Sabrina! puhlease

    as for KM exit… I have no clue… I certainly hope.. she’s not going to nut up… that doesn’t bode well… for all the character has lived…. gone through and endured…

    gosh…. i can’t even speculate… just how much I LOVED this couple… it’s sad to even go their… the demise of

    anyway… I just hope… that the exit… gives Robin… the lauded end… with big Mac… let’s show his side of this story…. he’s the one who took her under his wing… nutured her… and the rest is history…

    we all know… what Finola Hughes is capable…. of… but… since this return of SCRUBS is SO SHORT LIVED…. it would be refreshing to give Robin and Mac a shared story…..

    ???? is Maxie even going to be back?

    Elizabeth replied

    And…. the ratings DID divebomb. I wonder I RC is going to continue to tweet to people saying “goodbye and good riddance” if GH continues to lose viewers by the hundreds of thousands week after week like they have in the last two weeks. Seems viewers have figured out the bait and switch scheme.

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    Guest replied

    Yup GH is not like it used it be………. it is 150,000000% WORSE!!!!!!!! So disappointed…. They bring back all these great Vet returns and do nothing with them… they are often backburned weeks/ months at a time! The cast is just too HUGE stop adding more characters! Finish s/l let the characters go and then maybe add more…..
    How about bring back The Outback, Luke’s place or Port Charles Grill/ Metro Court Grill….. That is a great way to ultilize a huge ensemble cast. The editing and writing need to be done better!!
    Been faithful and loyal for 40 years but my patience with this regime is wearing thin!!!!!!!

    j&rfan replied

    I’m not happy with the way they wrote Robin’s return and wasted what time they had her back. This whole interview seems like there is an agenda to it to me coming directly after Kim gave one basically telling us about the bus Robin’s about to go under. I get the feeling that Robin’s exit is written with the same lack of respect her return storyline was given. Waiting almost 3 months with her onscreen to see her reunite with her husband only to have him basically show no interest in anything she went through for 2 years because he’s so confused and torn about a girl who babysat & developed a teenage crush on him. Seriously, then we were given a reunion that we couldn’t even enjoy because the girl-child was rolling on the floor crying her eyes out because her fairytale wedding had been ruined. What a joke. The propping of the Sabrina character is ridiculous. RC gave Patrina fans the baby they were crying for while calling Scrubs fans out for being mean when those very same Patrina fans have attacked Kim on a daily basis with mean/nasty comments,they’ve twisted her words to suit their own mean agenda in an attempt to cause trouble and twist things to look how they wanted ( to which both RC/FV actually went to their level themselves). It’s sad when someone gives as many years as Kim did to this show can’t get a respectful return/exit for her character even if it was for only a 6 month stay. Writers need to do their jobs and stop with the pets before vets failing project and respect the history and the legacy characters.

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    Sharonda replied

    IA! They wasted Robin’s return. Sabrina is a wasted character. The breakdown writer is writing her very poorly, and I could care less if she’s killed off. In fact, I would tune in just to see her die and go back to PR. Too many cast members and not enough Talent! They should give Liz a damn storyline all about her for a change!

    Suzanne replied

    Oops should of proof read.. Patrick s not leaving so why limit his storyline potential?

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    Tom replied

    Same could be said for ruining Robin a Legacy character who never should have “died” in the first place. Robin shouldn’t be ruined so Patrick can move on and certainly NOT for the pet nurse who couldn’t stand on her own from the beginning which is why the nurse got slanted writing.

    Julie W. replied

    Right now I’m wondering why they even bothered bringing Robin back. Just to spike the ratings? The whole story is pointless. And I hate Sabrina now, I used to like her but as usual the character was rammed down our throats. And look how they ruined Elizabeth. She used to be a strong character now she’s a whiny little tattle-tale who can’t keep her knickers on. After watching a show for 50 years it’s hard to give it up, but they don’t make it easy to stick with it. I love Roger Howarth. The more airtime they give him the happier I’ll be.

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  3. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    I think Silas’s lookalike brother…Stephan Clay…will be the one revealed who is responsible for Ninas coma! Stephan was in love with Nina and when she rejected him he tried to kill her…he posed as his Dr. brother to write the prescription and get the drug. Stephan injected Nina and made it look like a suicide attempt. Wish Kassie Depaiva played Nina!!!

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Because Silas and Stephan are lookalikes, this is why Mr. Nakumara mistook Stephan for the Silas…could the vampire also return? lol

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    O.K., i know…if the vampire returns that would suck!!! (but maybe they’ll go to Collinsport and find him there)…lol

    Elhu replied

    Very smart thinking jimh, and you are probably spot on correct!!! As for the vampire storyline, I am not a fan of that. I adore Michael Easton and his acting, but please do not re-hash the vampire story.

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    Harry replied

    Judging by the acting, it would seem that they’re heading toward a zombie storyline.

    MBmomof3 replied

    Ohhhh, that would be a good twist. I like your thinking. I actually didn’t hate the whole vampire thing at the time and I wasn’t even a regular viewer of Port Charles. I really like your twist of them going to Collinsport. DS was my first soapy love when I was just a wee tot. Love it.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Hey JimH…did you “borrow” my theory on Silas/Stephen Clay the forged prescription, etc…and my thought that maybe he slept with Ava (pretending to be Silas)…and…that maybe Kiki is actually the “vampire’s” daughter!? (I posted all this a couple of hours before this post on the Maura West nterview page!) Or…do we just think alike…

    Hmmmm…. ;)

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I know they’ll probably not show Collinsport but if they did it would be nice if a few of its former stars made a cameo…DS is my all time favorite soap and tv series!!!

    Kaffen replied

    I think I’m Going to like the Silas/ Stephen storyline too….I love Port Charles with Livvie/ Caleb……….They would probably go to CollingsPort

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Kelly Monaco should also play Nina…this would also explain why Stephan was obsessed with Sam…because she also reminded him of Nina but then why wouldnt Ava and Silas or the newbie cop notice the resembalance…hey, not everything makes sense on this show…lol

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    Christy replied

    that is just what I was thinking. and try proving that to that cop since he’s dead.

    and who is this young cop? someone’s son they don’t know about?

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    Mary SF replied

    I think you’re right, I was thinking the same thing when the pharmacist on Fri. show ID Silas as the one who wrote the prescription. ” Silas has a twin guys– put two and two Sam”– I yelled at my TV, but she didn’t hear me LOL.

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    Tali replied

    I was hoping for Melissa Archer as Nina!

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    johnny replied

    what about richard simmons, as nina. lol.

    Jenny Brooks replied

    I love this theory too! And I also wish Kassie could have played Nina, so they could have eventually hooked her back up with Todd….oops, I mean Franco!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    lol. That would have been great IMO. T&B are my all-time favorite soap couple :)

    aria replied

    i like the idea of Kassie playing Nina, that would of tied her to silas, kiki, and eventually franco down the line, to bad she went to dool, what a bad choice, damn timing is everything. to bad she went to days, if this storyline develop faster they prob could of had her joing the show, opportunity missed cause we all know the character of nina will show up. and melissa acher is to young in my opinion to play the part.

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    Elizabeth replied

    I am tired of everybody thinking that the entire cast of OLTL should end up on GH. Nothing against actors moving around but GH is barely hanging onto its own essence as it is. And there is NO need for more new cast members, NO need to anyone to be playing a brain dead patient.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    rebecca1, i didnt see your post under Maura west…great minds do think alike…but ill give you credit that you beat me first to posting it…lol…however, my ideas are slightly different…i still think Kiki’s is Francos daughter and i now believe Nathan is Ninas half brother and this is why he is obsessed with the case!

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    BTripp replied

    I was thinking the same thing that it will be his twin brother that did this.

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  4. Nightingale says:

    I am glad he’s excited about all the upcoming storylines!!

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  5. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

    I see Julian not being okay that his son, a mob heir, is gay. I think Ava will adore it, she seems like she’d have a GBF. But I look forward to seeing how it all turns out.

    As for Kim’s exit, it’s disappointing and kind of upsetting, since she just fully returned. I would’ve rather her stay gone. But it is what it is.

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  6. Charday says:

    He’s tight-lipped on the upcoming storylines!

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  7. Elizabeth says:

    Anyone else notice how he completely avoided the question about using Robin to prop Sabrina?

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    Tom replied

    I noticed it Elizabeth.

    I was thrilled Robin/Kimberly returned and will always welcome her back. I am thrilled I am not alone since ratings reflected many happy to see Robin return. I just wish FV and RC respected viewers and the Robin character and stop trying to ruin her for the pet nurse. There was no need for a pregnancy since we had just had one with Britt and Patrick. REAL life pregnancy doesn’t mean REEL pregnancy. Robin/Kimberly is the legacy character and they need to remember that.

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    aria replied

    why does the character have to leave? why can’t Robin still stay in town but not be seen on air till they can get Kim to come in here n there. We all know Audrey is still in town even though the actresss retired years ago. I would prefer that then whatever they will come up with to justify her not being there anymore.

  8. john says:

    if it’s the same people that picked the reels for oltl, get them out of there.
    they never won anything.

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  9. Beth says:

    There are certain cliches in the soap world, and “wait and see” is an oldie and not a goodie. I “waited” during the Robin and Patrick reunion story and what I “saw”, I didn’t like. I get that he wants fans to tune in, and I can almost understand him because what else is he going to say? “Yes, Robin fans will be disappointed, and Sabrina will come out of this smelling like a rose”? But whether or not I believe the EP of GH remains to be seen. So far he hasn’t given me alot of reasons to trust that he and Carlivati can write for the Drakes in a way that doesn’t make me scratch my head and pull out my hair. And whether or not KM stays on GH long-term, I think he owes fans a story that makes sense and that is respectful of all the characters on the show, even those played by an actress who is not staying past the next few weeks. JMO

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    rebecca1 replied

    I think Sabrina was always a “rose.” No matter whether some fans like her with Patrick or not…she’s always been a kind, intelligent, humble character. If Kimberly wants to be gone…I’m all for them expanding upon Sabrina’s character…they need to give her a bit more personality, LOL, I’ll be interested to see where it goes…

    On the other hand, as I’ve said on other posts…I like her with Carlos too…if they keep him.

    Kimberly’s choice to be gone…fans should move on!

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    Tom replied

    Kimberly choice was to do both if you read her interview. She also came back and they didn’t give her much since she had to prop the nurse. I have no interest in a propped forced pairing like Purina.

    If the nurse is so great let her stand on her own and not be given Robin’s family and life like she was.

    Cynthia replied

    You are so right! I liked Sabrina and Patrick but wanted him with Robin when she came back. Now I really like Sabrina better with Carlos. She has a lot more fire. Either way. I like Sabrina. Just because someone is a fan of Robin it doesn’t mean they can’t like Sabrina. I am a fan of them both. Sabrina never did anything wrong. She didn’t kidnap Robin. All this talk about the writers ruining Robin is bull. Kimberly chose to leave. Let Patrick move on with someone else. Tired of him waiting for Robin. We waited for her for 2 years and look how short it was. It was great but a lot of fuss for nothing if she is just going to leave again that soon. I’d rather focus on the actors that are on the show and want to be there.

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    rebecca1, had to reply here…honestly, and i’d swear on mother’s grave, i didnt see your post under Maura West and your theory too about Silas/Stephan…i dont always go back on previous subjects unless someone replys to me or when i see someones comments on the main page that interest me and i go back to see what they are saying…so yes great minds do think alike, even my sister had the same thoughts about Silas! Had i seen yours before i written mine i wouldve replied to yours there…i still believe Kiki, however, is really Franco’s….!

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    posted more to you but under mine by mistake where i say ill give you credit for beating me first to post our simliar ideas ideas about Silas/Stephan, lol…also, dont you think Nathan’s gotta be Nina’s half brother and this is why he is so determined to solve this case?

    rebecca1 replied

    Oh jimh…thanks for replying. yes, I saw your reply to me on the other page as well. thanks! funny how we want credit for our “theories.” it’s always fun/interesting hearing your take…that’s why I keep coming back to this site. Fun to mull around the silly soaps which we all seem to get in to so fervently. Intellectually I think it’s hilarious how invested we are…but sigh…it’s the fantasy, fictional “other reality” of it all.

    Hmmm…not sure about the Nina/Nathan theory. He would have been about 5 when she went into the coma…and way older than him. Could she have been pregnant (can Nathan be their son?) There’s obviously something deeper than just a cop’s tenacity on solving a crime…dunno. I’m stumped!

    See you on the next post! ;)

    rebecca1 replied

    Tom…yes, Kimberly said she’d do both. But even Frank said in his interview that her goal/drive is to direct. Acting on GH is a filler for her. It’s a “second home”…something she can fall back on in her downtime. So don’t blame the writers or the Sabrina character…when an actor moves on…so does the story.

    I don’t think diehard fans of Robin/Patrick would have approved on anyone! The venom spewed at this mild, sweet nurse (hahaha…note to self..she’s not real…she’a a character in a soap…) ahem…but the venom is ridiculous!

    On another note…if I didn’t want to see Liz back with AJ….which I do…I thought Liz and Patrick might be a good match. Or Sam and Patrick…though I like her with Silas. Even though I think Jason (with a different actor) will be back…

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    I like your idea that Nathan could be the son of Silas and Nina…Micheal went on the show originally as a cop and now his Silas character would have a son who is a cop…does sound like something Ron would write…i do love it when some of us fans come up with identical or similiar ideas for our soaps…now if we could only get tptb to think the same way…sometimes they do gives us what we want but not often enough!!! lol

    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    By the way Nathan could have a much older sister…my sister is 13 years older than me…she got married when she was 17 and made me an uncle when i was 5…i also know of people who have siblings way older…look at Hollywood actors who have grown children and remarry and start a new families so it is possble to have a much older sister or brother but i still like your idea that Nathan is the son of Silas and Nina!!!

  10. Sheila says:

    I have to laugh at Frank saying with a straight face (if he was) that Silas wasn’t forced down the fans’ throats.

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    MC replied

    Sabrina (dear Lord EVERY DAY FOR MONTHS), Star, Kiki, Todd, Kiki ( on the list twice, just because she’s on all the time) John McBain (didn’t mind him) Vampire guy (hated him), Franco (biggest waste ever), Brad, Britt, Dr. Obrecht, Connie/Kate, now Ava & Morgan. The pacing of this show is horrific. Characters are featured then they disappear for months but never the new ones (think AJ, Elizabeth, Nikolas, Tracy)

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  11. Chris says:

    I think that Fran Valentini should submit the episodes of Robin’s return to Port Charles during Patrick and Sabrina’s wedding, not the Nurses’ Ball episodes!

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    Wendelyn Sullivan replied

    I agree. That would be the best choice.. When Emma saw Robin and ran into her Mommy’s arms, that was the best scene ever…It gave me chills…and then Patrick seeing Robin, and going to her, and realizing it was her, and the kiss. Not a dry eye in the church…. Awesome…

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  12. Mark says:

    Why did I think kimberly had signed a two year contract I am sure I read that somewhere. Let’s sabrina takes a long long long LONG maternity leave

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    Lois replied

    I couldn’t agree more. Don’t let her come back. She needs acting skills.

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    Mary SF replied

    I thought the same thing, but I went back and reread Michael’s interview with her in the interview section of this site and she said– She signed a contract but could not comment on how long it will be– so obviously they knew from the beginning her stay would be brief and didn’t want fans to know in case some might not bother tuning in for a reunion that wouldn’t last more than a couple of months.

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  13. John says:

    I really think they should submitt the scene at the church with Robin and Emma and the scene with the Anna and Robin reunion.

    I’d like to know when we get Genie back !!

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    swag replied

    From what I have read, Genie’s mom is ill and she is taking care of her, so she will not be doing any projects until her mother is better.

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    Elizabeth replied

    That was one of about six different rumors as to why Genie is out of the picture. No one has a clue as to why she was written out in such a blatent re-write….

    k/kay replied

    Bottom line: If he wanted to write for Genie Francis RC would & FV would support it give it up they have their own agenda just like JFP did they have a problem with Genie Francis as does ABC. Remember when she told about her drug abuse years ago networks do not like that. Honesty is something they highly disapprove of. That ship sailed with Scotty and Luke let it be the hottest romance she had in years was in the nineties with Stefan/Stephen Nichols they put the smolder back into TV! Go Genie!!!

    Elizabeth replied

    Totally agree with that.

  14. Jessica says:

    Although Robin was back for a certain period of time it still didn’t mean he had to make Sabrina look like an angel and down Robin. That is total crap and he knows it. These guys are supposedly great writers and all they could come up with is to try and make us hate Robin (a fan favorite for all of these years!!). He certainly danced around that question.

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  15. Jen says:

    I hope KM never returns. She was one of my favs but the way she left and then decided to return and go again….we don’t need another AG. Patrick and Emma deserve better and I think Sabrina is it. I hope Robyn takes Morgan and Spencer with her.

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    Tom replied

    Sorry Jen but you don’t sound anything like a Robin fan. ROBIN/KIMBERLY was always coming back. Her coming and going was due to her importance as a legacy unlike the propped nurse. Kimberly isn’t anything like AG but if they work with TG and others they can work with Kimberly and MANY would have loved to see Robin back when ever she can and with GOOD writers it would work. GH was smart they would work to use Robin when she is available. Patrick and Emma have better Robin, even on her worst day Robin is better. I hope the nurse goes out of town and never returns. Robin deserves her daughter and husband and a HEA!

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  16. MC says:

    Submitting the Nurse’s Ball for Emmy consideration is a bad move. They were terrible episodes as far as writing goes. They were great for nostalgia’s sake, but the caliber compared to past years NBs was lacking. If they are desperate to use something special, I would go with the 50th Anniversary show instead.

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    angie replied

    But that wouldn’t showcase the pet. LOL

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    aria replied

    totally agree, he’s crazy if he thinks his nurses ball episode hold up to the old ones. I found his nurses ball epiisodes dreadful and cheesy.

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  17. Suzanne says:

    I am so sick of all the Sabrina hate. Sad state of the world that so many people hate someone that is a good person. Seems that the evil characters get more love. Listen I was and still am a Robin fan but I also like Sabrina.

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    Cynthia replied

    I totally agree with you! People act like if you are a Robin fan you must hate Sabrina. That is not true. I like them both. Sabrina is a good person and never did anything wrong. It’s not Teresa’s fault Kimberly has to leave again to follow her dream.

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    Georgette replied

    Suzanne, I would like to point out to you that Sabrina is not a real person, LOL (“so many people hate someone that is a good person”). I am not a Scrubs fan. I tried to like Sabrina, I really did. She was indeed shoved down the throat of the collective audience and propped by just about every character imaginable. She seriously Skyped with Noah Drake and Patrick didn’t know? Almost every characer has talked about how great Sabrina is and telling us why we should like her, instead of showing us why we should like her. I have a really hard time finding anything to like about her. And its not the actress, she’s fine. Its the writing. Ron and Frank simply do not know how to create characters and introduce them to the audience slowly to give us a chance to get used to them and like them. I really think this is a fatal flaw of theirs. They do not build characters or tell stories, everything hs choppy, horribly paced and not fully developed. I think more people would like Sabrina if she were written differently, by a more competent writer. We are pretty much told what to think instead of being shown why we should think it.

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    Suzanne replied

    Seriously? I am well aware that Sabrina is a character. When I referred to someone and didn’t realize had to spell it out that it was Sabrina since she was the subject of my post I’m sorry you feel like she was shoved down your throat but I quite enjoyed her and found her refreshing! I was Robin and Patrick fan but I did not let that cloud my judgment of Sabrina.

    Sharonda replied

    I would have preferred if she was introduced as being homeless or having suffered physical abuse from Carlos and ran away to PC or maybe she was homeless. I still want her to have an eating disorder, or cutting. Anything that would make here relevant. Because if she’s on here-I would rather have Patrick leave town to try and get his brother out of jail.

    Harry replied

    Goergette, you’re spot on here.

  18. Georgette says:

    “What Ron does, and something I think we do really well on GH, is that we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat.” Frank Valentini

    Oh. Frank, you are just too funny for words. :( Is he serious?

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    GH50 replied

    They certainly don’t shove things down our throats. Especially not Franco. It’s not like they had Lucy talking about what a great guy he is…oh wait.

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    Tali replied

    I thought this was funny also. Silas also told Sam “she looked pretty” – that was what John McBain always told Natalie Buchanan – didn’t like the coincidence, Silas isn’t suppose to be like John McBain in any way and Sam McCall is no Natalie!!!

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    aria replied

    she doesn’t have to be no natalie, their both beautiful in their own right, don’t turn this into a whose prettier thing because beauty is in the eye of the beholder and neiher of these girl is ugly!

    Tali replied

    Has nothing to do with beauty………don’t like the coincidence of Silas and John McBain. McBain and Natalie are too be totally different than Silas & Sam, yet RC can’t seem to differentiate the two couples – that was my point!

    SZima replied

    Hahahaha…ROTFLMAO ;)

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    Kaffen replied

    Amen…….thank you Aria…..

  19. tenblade says:

    I am glad that he likes Kimberly so much and wants to help her achieve her dream of being a director. It shows that he has respect for her as a person and a professional. It would be helpful he had the same amount of respect for the character of Robin that Kimberly has created for 30 years. That character has been the heart and soul of GH for so long and should also be respected. She deserved a better storyline with her return to Patrick and deserves a great exit with love and compassion.

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    Nance replied

    FV claims he tried/is trying to help KMc with her directing career, yet she requested to direct an episode of GH and he said “No” in no uncertain terms. With help like that who needs enemies?

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  20. MBmomof3 says:

    Good interview. Great questions, but Mr. Valentini sure knows how to sugarcoat the whole Robin’s Return v. Sparkle Pony Propping. I guess I can always FF through Sabrina. (And this is coming from someone who is Robin/Scrubs neutral, not a superfan.) KMc is far and away the better actress and JT has so much more chemistry with her, and just about anyone BUT Sabrina IMO.) I didn’t hate Sabrina when she first came on, but grew to detest the character due to the propping and screen-time overkill. Get a clue Cartini. Balance is everything.

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    Harry replied

    Oh nicely said, MBmom–you nailed it here.

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  21. maddiehayes says:

    I find it funny that now two mobsters on the show (julian jerome and Kim Wu?) have long-lost gay sons. Where on earth can GH go from here, I ask you? This show is turning into a parody of itself.

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    Johnny replied

    Talk about character propping!!! Using Lucas to talk about Brad and declare how hot he is, etc. Um, yeah ok. However, I do appreciate the fact that the show does an accurate portrayal of gays ..Brad the sexual predator, Felix the effeminate busy body, Lucas the sexually promiscuous confident guy. These are well written and well drawn characters.

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    maddiehayes replied

    not a fan of the gay stories, but at least GH isn’t shoving it down our throats like DAYS did, with their incessant PREACHING. Hopefully RC learned his lesson from OLTL, when he just went overboard with the gay stuff – and ratings dropped!

  22. angie says:

    Yeah….. way to not admit Robin and Patricks reunion was not all about Sabrina box of pain. And he wants me to stay tuned to what? Watch him screw Robin so Sabrina looks like a saint? No thank you. This 25 year vier days adiós Frrrrrrrrrrrank.

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    angie replied

    Ugh. Viewer says adios.

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    Cynthia replied

    Oh that makes so much sense. Stop watching because Kimberly CHOSE to leave. If everyone stopped watching every time their favorite left, there wouldn’t be a show for her to keep coming back to. You really think she wants the show that she loves and that she grew up canceled or her fans to stop watching?? There are plenty of other characters and couples.

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    GH50 replied

    Cynthia you miss the point. It’s not about a character leaving, it is about the writing and the treatment of the character.

    Nance replied

    I’m not jumping ship because KMc is leaving. I’m out because of all the bait & switch done just to up the ratings. Very few of the vets they brought back even have a storyline. Robin returns, so do we hear her relate everything she suffered in those 2 yrs? That’s a big fat “NO”! Does anyone (besides we the viewers) even know she had electro shock therapy while held hostage? Another big, fat ‘NO”! In fact, on Twitter, Carlivati had the nerve to say “Robin didnt have it that bad. Three hots and a cot (I’m paraphrasing)”. She never got a medical checkup and no one even asked if she had her meds during those 2 yrs and that was Sonny (of all people) after she’d been home probably close to 2 weeks. The NB was all about propping Sabrina, had very little to do with HIV/AIDS. They brought back Tristan Rogers, which we ALL know upped the ratings, but they couldn’t give him a contract so we lost him to Y&R. They brought back Heather, but made her a cartoon. C arlivati can write plotlines, but building a character, giving them layers, which in turn gives viewers a reason to like or even dislike a character seems to be out of ability. Thought we weregonna get some semblance of the Q’s back, but that was bait & switch too . I could go on for hours, but those are just a few reasons why this long-time (36yrs) viewer has abandoned this sinking ship. Funny thing is, as of last month, my household becs me a “Neilson” family. There will be no more GH going thru their little box.i’d rather than show be cancelled than have GH earn the reputation as the worst written soap left on daytime.

  23. Lois says:

    I just want Robin/Kimberly McCullough to return. It won’t be the same without her. Please beg her to stay.

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    GB replied

    yes, please, force her to give up her dream of becoming a director to satisfy the selfish needs of some fans, because that’s much more important than what Kimberly McCullough might want for herself. Who does she think she is? Her own person? We own her! Oh… wait..

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    MissyLady replied

    Why? KMc wants to become a director.

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    lois replied

    I know she wants to be a director. I thought she signed a contract. They could have played this out all different than they did. It was all about Sabrina. You could give Robin and Patricka happy ending. It isn’t looking that way. Very disappointed. You bring vets back and than they leave. I know it helps the ratings. I think the writers and directors could be doing a better job.

  24. Donna says:

    I am so glad Patrick and Robin will be over!!! That story is so over!! Patrick can finally get away from that control freak called his wife!!! Sabrina is the one for Patrick!! Sabrina is the whole packagefor Patrick, beautiful, smart,caring and much more. So excited for Sabrina to give Patrick a healthy happy baby boy!!!!

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    Tom replied

    Patrick needs a woman Robin not a childish immature nurse.

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    Rae replied

    Personally, I don’t think Patrick and Sabrina have any chemistry. Sabrina is a nice person, but she is not the one for Patrick. That would be Robin. Sadly, so much of Kimberly’s return was spent with Robin being in captivity. It would have been nice if Patrick and Robin could have had more time together. Patrick’s “love” for Sabrina is nothing compared to his love for Robin.

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    Jen replied

    Couldn’t agree more Donna!

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  25. SuZ says:

    “we don’t shove anything down the audiences throat. ” Bwahahahahahaha — absolutely priceless. That has to be the best printed lie to date. Hey, I’ve got a bridge for sale cheap for anyone who believes that whopper.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    No kidding! LOL. I almost spit my water out when I read that line.

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    maddiehayes replied

    ROFLMBO!

  26. Shawna says:

    Kimberly has deserved nominations she never got for years now. I hope she is finally recognized again.

    As far as Frank basically excusing how Robin leaves by saying it’s Kimberly’s choice to leave, ours is that she stays is laughable. I don’t blame Kimberly for pursuing her dreams, I do however blame the writing if they try to ruin a character who I have watched grow up on the show, lose her parents, be told she is HIV+ & have her 1st love die of AIDS then face an uncertain future. In facing the future, she found the courage and strength to live and chase her dreams. She became a doctor, met the love of her life, had a child…Robin knows how precious and valuable family and love is…what a gift it is to be Emma’s mother. She knows the value of a day and to have her character thrown under a bus for Sabrina or Patrick is sickening. I will not watch the show anymore, I don’t care who they bring back, reunite, what happens…if they ruin a legacy character that I love and adore like no other character in the history of GH, I am DONE with the show for good forever ~

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    maddiehayes replied

    I will watch as long as I’m entertained. With Robert and Robin both leaving, I’m running out of reasons to watch. But it wouldn’t hurt me to take a break from the show, I’ve done it many times, the most recent was the entire summer of 2013. Something (or some ONE) always brings me back eventually ..

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    Cynthia replied

    The only time I have ever taken a break was because I couldn’t watch. I have never chosen not to watch. I am grateful the show is still on. All my others are gone. You just assume the show will always be there when you get around to tuning back in. They need viewers every day. IMO

    maddiehayes replied

    Hey Cynthia, I agree, and I am a fan of the soap genre .. but that doesn’t mean I won’t leave a particular soap if the storylines are no good. I’ve been watching GH for almost 30 years now and I loved the romance and adventure of the ’80s. The police and the WSB were my heroes. But I hated it when the mob took center stage and turned my heroes into idiots. I only watched sporadically once that happened. Now there’s more balance on the show, and the police are competent again. I like the good guys. I like love stories. if it becomes “all mob all the time” again, I’m out.

  27. Cookie says:

    Michell Stafford as Nina Clay???? Amazing potential with Nina/Ava confrontation. I love love love Lucas!!!! Best addition ever!! Loved Lucas and Brad flashback. It was very very real. The connection was amazing…im thinking Victor Cassadine could be Brad adoptive dad….

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  28. MissyLady says:

    Frank? Are you serious about not slamming characters down viewers throats? What about Connie/Kate, Sabrina, Sonny, Franco/Todd, and Starr/Kiki?

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    metalhead684 replied

    You forgot Heather and Ava

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    Cynthia replied

    You act like every character they show was slammed down someone’s throat. I don’t even know what that means. Patrick was a big part. Was he slammed down your throat? What about revolving around Robin for 2 years? Is that not slammed down someone’s throat? Is it just because they aren’t your favorite characters? You only want to see 5 actors on GH? No one new can join? Everyone was new at some point.

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    GH50 replied

    A character is slammed down people’s throats when they come on the show and the audience is immediately told how fantastic they are and their storylines and screen time dominate.

    Franco came on and he had a DVD and tumor to explain that he was really a great guy and he was on everyday. Then they get Carly, a person he victimized along with her son and best friend, and cousin, to suddenly, within days of trying to kill him, talk him out of killing himself and then eventually crawl into his bed, twittering around like a doe eyed schoolgirl. Even Lucy said he was a great guy.

    Silas come on, and he is the greatest, smartest, bestest doctor in the world and he’s on all the time and now how has a major storyline.

    Kiki, comes on, and she is so irresistible, that two brothers are fighting over her. And she’s on all the time. And now she will be the one who gets to the bottom of Heather’s comings and goings from the mental hospital, because she’s smarter than Anna, Scotty and everyone else.

    Sabrina, we’re told is the bestest, sweetest, greatest, most caring person in the world. She’s also the smartest, being the only one to ever get a perfect score on the nurses exam, and so selfless that she doesn’t tell Patrick she’s pregnant for the sake of his relationship with Robin. There isn’t a character on the canvas, remotely involved with her that hasn’t propped her by singing her praises. From Felix to Liz, even Anna and Robin. And let’s not forget, they brought back the Nurses Ball after years and it wound up being her coming out party and all about her, and she got all the credit for restoring it, getting a shout out and thank you for making it happen.And of course she’s on all the time. Oh and let’s not forget that Robin’s return was about her pain, not Robin’s.

    Nobody wants to see only 5 characters on GH, but many are tired of seeing Franco, Silas, Ava, Sabrina, Julian and Kiki dominate. All characters who have come on in the last year or so.

    Harry replied

    Cynthia, Robin was introduced to us when she was seven years old. we watched her grow up, saw her fall in love with Stone, and then later suffer the loss of her first love due to AIDS. We watched her face her own HIV status and mourn the loss of her believed to be dead parents and so forth. Sabrina is suddenly on the canvas, instantly in love with Patrick and those two are hopping down the bunny trail to nuptial bliss. With Sabrina, there was no introduction and her coupling with Patrick had no build up, no conflict, no peak and no resolution. It broke every rule of Storyboard 101. Ron visualized her to be the love of Patrick’s life and he damn well was going to make them fit that role. It reminds me of when I could not finish a jigsaw puzzle and I smashed that puzzle piece in just because I wanted it to fit.

  29. anita says:

    i love Robin always have ,but i like Sabrina as well . And as for Silas’s wife i think it would be great to be his brother who signed the papers to make it look like Silas did it but nasty brother did it for Ava , because Ava wanted Silas not just for her boy toy but to be the mob dr … i also want to know when Lulu is getting her baby back ,,,,,,, and as for Lucas and his mob daddy Julian he was never around and should be glad Bobbie and Tony took very good care of him and as for him being gay ,,, if Julian wants a life with his son he will get use to it ,,,,

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  30. Dee Dee says:

    I can’t wait for Kim to leave not a fan of hers nor scrubs.I hope Ron and Frank hurry up and put Patrick and Sabrina back together. I am excited to see how Silas situation turns out. I am hoping Lucas gives Julian a chance and I hope Julian can acccept Lucas for who he is. Looking forward to see whats coming on GH.

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    Cynthia replied

    Glad someone is looking forward to things to come instead of griping!

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  31. su0000 says:

    geezus
    Seems some do not have a working brain..

    Kimberly McCullough (Robin) was a very short stay, there never was going to a happy ever after for the couple, an dunce could figure that out..
    Robin should have been kept dead, she not going to be on GH, Kim left and wanted to be killed off, she had no plans of returning..

    If not the Sabrina JT/Patrick would have gotten a pink slip, what in hell would they do with him?
    show him in the halls of the hospital..
    OIf not for RC writing
    Patrick and Sabrina he would most likely be gone..
    FV and RC knew Kimberly McCullough (Robin) would be a flash in the pan back and had to make it so Patrick would still be a working character..

    damn some people knock off the spoiled childish bitching..
    GH has ”many” great stories..
    Robins return was nothing all that important, it was doomed form day one, she was not staying.

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    Emma replied

    Actually Robin’s return is what brought up ratings, and for that Frank and Ron are going to trash her character for the insipid twit Sabrina that they created. Robin fans have a right to be pissed.

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    Cynthia replied

    Her character isn’t trashed. That is what I don’t understand. We haven’t even seen her exit yet.

    mark replied

    Condescending much? Some of us have a perfectly fine brain. And we see the Bs a mile awhile. You ask what were they going to with Patrick? What could they possible do with him with Robin gone. A hell of a lot more than they have done with the Sabrina character. (who really can’t exist on her own with the characters of Robin(propping her among the rest of the cast) Patrick and Emma she would have NO Story. Meanwhile the Patrick character could have hooked up with Liz, Lulu,Maxie (oh that would have been juicy) Sam, Britt (which actually made sense and would give Emma story as well) Carly. Hell throw him at Alexis..He could have had a really addiction story not one that totally played off screen. He could have had a story about how he recovered. But like usually RC excels at giving us story off screen and then saying
    “what you didn’t see it?” oh it happened like this off screen. So yes in a better writers hand there would be plenty of story for the Patrick character and his daughter away from Robin and you wouldn’t need sabby for it. But it is what it is because they had to prop there pet. In the meantime they alienated more than just the scrubs fans doing so. But keep blaming the scrubs fans for her failure. I think its fans like yourself who ” can’t see what they would do with him” I also have to laugh at your statement “Robin’s return did nothing all that important” Nope raising the ratings is not all that important to Gh and its staff..good to know we can keep Sabrina and watch Gh ratings decline..that will do wonders for the future of Gh I tell you.. Keep telling yourself that Robin isn’t important to Sabrina getting story lol.. Like her return was all about Sabrina getting story so will Robins exit be. But Gh doesn’t “pushback’

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    Cynthia replied

    I guess you just wanted to watch Patrick cry for 2 whole years. I’m so glad we got to see Patrick have a life while he was mourning Robin.

    Shay replied

    Excuse me, Patrick would have gotten a pink slip without “Sabzilla?” Ohhhh pleeeze! We are speaking of an established role portrayed by an actor with a substantial body of work behind him….a major player on the show. As such, it is the place of the writers to build stories around him, not sacrifice his reputation and gravitas with his long-term fans in order to provide a “Prince Charming” to some worthless little newbie waif that wandered into GH off the mean streets of Port Charles!!!! Talk about blowing out of proportion the importance of such an unnecessary and over-emoting waste of space!!!! It’s not as if there weren’t ample other options to give Dr. Drake a fresh start and new partner….there were plenty of attractive and acceptable alternatives…there still are, since the showrunners see fit to cast aside his current relationship with his wife. Fine, so be it…but that still does not mean that he has to return to the default setting of that ludicrous coupling of convenience, illegitimate baby or not. (The “Saplet” should belong to Carlos anyway….it’s the only means of not permanently ruining “Drake Jr.” not to mention alienating his loyal fanbase once and for all…..)

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    Harry replied

    Because some people disagree with you Miss SU, they don’t have a “working brain”? This poster is constantly insulting people who do not agree with her and yet her posts are allowed to stay.

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  32. natalie says:

    It is an interesting choice of words he used by saying they don’t force characters down our throats yet that is exactly what they have done with the Sabrina and it has been at the sacrifice of Kimberly. There are 100 different ways this story could have been told yet everything and I mean everything revolves the character of Sabrina. The constant propping of her by every single character on the canvas was overkill & the exact reason why fans of Patrick and Robin will NEVER accept are as anything other than the babysitter. Even a family Christmas morning moment was ruined by Emma opening Sabrina’s present and gushing how it was what she really wanted, just another slap in the face to Robin. She endured so much it would have been nice to allow her happiness with her family without the constant injection of Sabrina. I have watched GH for 50 years seen the highs and lows and I dare say the propping of Sabrina by each and every established veteran on the show was completely unnecessary and done to to point of nauseam. It is my opinion the GH sun does not rise and set with Sabrina.

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  33. Daisy Day says:

    I was never a fan of Robin…glad she’s leaving. I like
    Sabrina with Patrick and Emma. Yes, Silas, Kiki and new Franco were shoved down our throats (gagging as I type this) – worst actors on the show. As someone pointed out on another board, their idea of acting is one-note, like they’ve had too much Botox. Their scenes I almost always FF through them! Also FF through Lucy, Scott, Bobby, Lucas, Felicia, Mac. Poor Felix, when his relationship was just beginning, they throw in a one-night stand – seriously? Was Lucas always gay or was this “let’s throw in another gay man to screw up Felix’s love life”?
    Big mistake in submitting the Nurse’s Ball for the Emmy reel – worst shows to represent GH. Looking forward to Rich Hearst returning….have him hook-up with Alexis again!!

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  34. Diane says:

    I understand that Kimberly was only on for a short time, I will be sorry to see her go. I have never liked the three OLTL characters. GH has enough actors that we go weeks without seeing, we didn’t to see three new story lines develop. Thanks God for DVR’s, I FF anytime those three are on!

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    su0000 replied

    duh.. the 3 three are not OLTL characters, get over it,
    they are actors in new rolls, they are not OLTL, again, get over it, the ”actors” need to move on into other characters and so should their OLTL fans….
    RH and ME brought a hell of a lot of seasoned talent with them to GH..
    Fact; OLTL is dead and gone the ”actors” have to move on, they are extremely talented and not OLTL character..

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  35. Brandy says:

    Why does Frank think its ok to lie to fans? We aren’t stupid. Actions speak louder than words and yet Frank and ReRon wonder why fans are so up-in-arms… Many, many, many, MANY characters and things have been and continue to be showed down our throats. We shall see if the upcoming month is as great as he claims….

    So what if it is Kimberly’s choice to leave, that doesn’t mean its ok to trash her character to prop a character that many fans do not like and are back-lashing vigorously over, hogs airtime, cannot cry yet she cries or whines every episode, and is a pet of Frank and Ron’s. We thought it was bad when the show was all about Sonny, Jason, and Carly for years and every other character was trashed to prop them, it became worse when the OLTL pets came on because those same characters were trashed even further with no remorse or growth to prop the new agenda.

    And this whitewashing of Franco…. the absolute worst. I get that LW and RH have amazing chemistry together and had great potential as Carly and Todd but Carly is no longer Carly, she’s a pod now. Trying to redeem Franco and trying to force fans to accept Franco is a major turn off. They should have cast RH as a different character or an entirely new one. Franco was and is one of their worst decisions and hinders the show on being even better than it is now.

    This forcing of ME/KM is ridiculous as well. They played a couple over ten years ago that Ron still has a hard on over and forcing them as three new couplings is just not working. What Ron is trying to achieve is just not happening and its annoying to keep trashing Sam’s character to prop the pet and force the coupling that is just not working. I’d like to see Sam, backbone feisty attitude intact, not this shadow shell who is just around for absolutely nothing.

    Oh and then there is Liz. Why can no one write for her? Like I seriously hate the character but she is a vet and a fan favorite. She is more vital to the canvas than Sabrina, Franco, Silas and Kiki combined. Rebecca wasn’t saved just to pop up once a month to prop Sabrina’s whining. Give her a story, something.

    And before anyone jumps on me, I don’t own any brown nosing kneepads nor do I drink the juice that Ron hands out. I am allowed my opinions and I am allowed to watch, particularly since I’m a loyal lifetime viewer of 28 years (I’m 30.) Does TPTB not understand that lying and leading on fans doesn’t make them more interested, it pisses them off, especially when the truth comes out?

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    su0000 replied

    And yet you still watch..
    Why would you still watch when you are not forced to watch..
    You must like GH or there is something very wrong with watching a soap you hate ..
    LOL at the irony….

    It’s just not logical to suffer through it.. where has logic gone…. sigh..

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    Monica replied

    Well said, su0000

    MissyLady replied

    I’m always amazed to see comments from non Liz fans around the various GH sites that think it stinks the veteran character and actress has been reduced to pimping and propping Sarina! GH fans, soap magazines and soap bloggers all rallied to support Rebecca Herbst in 2011 and TPTB still can’t seem to buy a clue to write this woman a story and give her a new male pairing, but Sabrina comes on (yes, I know newbies are cheaper than vets) and is immediately shoved down our throats for two years and is still getting story while Liz is off screen with her boys.

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  36. Lisa says:

    How can someone say Michael Easton can’t act anymore! That’s ridiculous. He’s brilliant!

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    Johnny replied

    Okay Michael!

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    Rodd replied

    Agreed!

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  37. Jared says:

    Frank and Ron have done a miracle, saving this show. VERY talented show runners. Congratulations on a job well done.

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    Rodd replied

    Absolutely agreed!

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  38. Cynthia says:

    I am so sick of people who want to quit watching of their favorite actor leaves or their favorite couple don”t get together. Favorites leave all the time. New ones come in. If an actor chooses to leave and has an open invitation to come back, why quit watching? So the show is canceled and she has nothing to come back to? She the show she loves and grew up on gets canceled because she left? Grow up!! You don’t have to love everything about the show to enjoy it. I am grateful to be able to watch GH everyday and enjoy it. I don’t agree with everything. All my other soaps are canceled. I will never stop watching GH as long as it is on. The ratings are higher than they have been in years and everyone is working hard. I’m so glad so many people are watching and enjoying it and not throwing temper tantrums when things don’t do their way.

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    aria replied

    well put, i’m frustrated that they won’t give Rebecca Herbst a storyline but i’m in no way giving up the show, this people who say that are so predictable.

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    Cynthia replied

    I hope Rebecca gets a story, too. She may with Ric coming back. Either way she has a job and she is on screen and I am grateful for that. Robert is one is my favorite characters, but if I quit watching every time he left, I wouldn’t get to see much.

    rebecca1 replied

    Agree Cynthia! All well said.

    GH50 replied

    Again. For most people who are mad and on the verge of not watching, it is not because the actor is leaving, it is because of the writing. Fans of KMC would like her to stay of course, but the reason they are mad is because of how terribly her return was written and because now it looks like her character will be trashed on the way out. Why is that necessary? it’s a slap in the face to fans, to the history of the show, to the character, and to the actress. Good writing and respect is what people would like. That’s all. And I too am a fan of Liz and wish she had a real story line. I still hope that will happen. The difference between her and Robin is that although the character of Liz has been pushed aside, she has not been disrespected and destroyed.

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    Cynthia replied

    Kimberly doesn’t seem to have a problem with the way the story was told. They being extremely supportive and doing everything to help her pursue her dream of directing and leaving the door open for her. Just because things didn’t go exactly like you wanted, it does not mean it was bad. I liked the way the story was done and I am a Robin and Patrick fan as well. No they are not the only reason I watch GH. There are MANY characters and couples that I enjoy and they are not my absolute favorite. It’s a soap. There has to be drama. Maybe we should wait and see how she is written out before you conclude that the character is RUINED. Either way, we all know that there are always twists and turns. Anything could happen if she returns again. No idea how long she will be gone this time. I don’t think the show and fans should be held hostage for another two years waiting for her. This time I hope she goes and then comes back and we can move on in between. Like Jax is in Australia right now. If he comes back, that would be great but we don’t have a story involving him while he is gone. I want to see how her exit goes. I still think it was too much hype for such a short return. I thought she was staying longer. They knew she was leaving when she came back, so they should have already had the story worked out unless she left sooner than expected. We will see.

  39. Becky says:

    I think they are going to lose alot of long time fans between this Robin/Patrick/Sabrina crap and the stupid storyline with Dr O being Chief of Staff. Yes we all know they knew from the start Kimberly was short term but they had time to write a satisfying ending, from what it sounds like they are going to ruin Robin’s character by making her leave Emma behind. That is what is bothering everyone not necessarily that she is leaving but Robin is leaving her daughter again but this time voluntarily because that is what Kimberly is hinting that people will hate her, I hope everyone realizes that yes it was her choice to leave but she didn’t write this ending. Best of luck to Kimberly though, I’m sure she will be a great director.

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    Cynthia replied

    She didn’t write the ending, but it was her choice to leave. You don’t even know what the ending is yet. This isn’t the Robin Scorpio show. I love Robin. Kimberly is following her dream. GH is supporting her doing it.

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    Jo replied

    Anna had to leave Robin for most of her life and now she’s back and still loved. At least they’re not killing her off.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Good point about Anna.

    gemma replied

    So you prefer that my sweet little Brooklyn loses her job. Please just let KMc leave in peace. No matter how she leaves, some people are just not going to be happy!!!

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  40. Ohwellthen says:

    It was Kim’s choice to come back for a short time. It was their choice to write the reunion the way they did, and make so much of the focus be on sabrina. I am very tired of so many high quality actors reduced to propping her. She is, as a character, hard for me to like as she is so so weak needing every person around her to stick up for her. I have never disliked a character as much as I do her. Yes, I’m one (ex?) fan, and I don’t expect to be happy with everything on the show. But, this build up was nearly two years long and it was such an enormous let down. Then to top it off with (another) pregnancy coming into play, which was leaked and very predictable, and the focus being on sabrina and her heartache over them reuniting was a SLAP in the face. So, my only way to show my displeasure? Stop watching.

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    su0000 replied

    Sabrina and Patrick were a couple all the way to marriage, well before Robin returned..
    Robin was the intruder..
    Patrick and Sabrina were a couple and Robin coming back for a quick stay with all knowing she would be leave shortly they had to write her out, her leaving will not make Robin and Patrick a couple, it can not be done..
    Patrick and Robin being end game was never ever in the writing because with Kim leaving there can be no Robin and Patrick,, sigh..
    Therefore Sabrina and Patrick were always destined to be a couple/together..
    And her being pregnant in real lief it was written in..

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    rebecca1 replied

    agree su0000

    Elizabeth replied

    Sabrina and Patrick would not have been anywhere near the alter if it hadn’t been for KMC’s return. In my mind that was the ridiculous part of the story.

    Cynthia replied

    I’m so tired of people whining about Sabrina being propped. She was Patrick’s new love and he fell in love with her. He thought Robin was dead for almost 2 years. It was logical for him to fall in love again. I’m glad he wasn’t just using Sabrina and actually loved her. Teresa was a new actor and the show and deserved support and still does. Everyone was new at some point.

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    rebecca1 replied

    agree again with Cynthia…and I really have no idea what people are talking about when they say Sabrina was being propped up. Also…her “heartache over them reuniting was a slap in the face?” WHAT are you talking about. She was Patrick’s fiance…minutes from becoming his wife…step-mom to Emma whom she loved. She SHOULDN’T have been heartbroken? Was it her fault that her fiance’s wife was presumed dead…should she not feel devastated that at the last minute her entire world crashed? Would someone in REAL LIFE not be just as devastated?

    Suzanne replied

    I too am tired of it Cynthia. I am also tired of all the Sabrina hate :(

  41. Jeff says:

    Unbelievable nastiness on this post!! Are you people all fans of GH?? You could’ve fooled me.

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    Harry replied

    Jeff, maybe it’s because THEY are fans that they complain. When you love something you want it to be the best it can be.

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    su0000 replied

    I think some are simply burnt out life time soapers who believe the soap is their personal property, that it belongs solely to them, and it should be how they want it to be and if it isn’t they will trash everything and everybody that is not doing what they want them to do in their own private make believe GH
    //and yet they watch it everyday.. (senseless ..

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    gemma replied

    Totally agree su0000

    David replied

    I know, Jeff. Sometimes I wonder if we are all watching the same show. Hey, I may not like Roger Howarth as Franco or watching Laura Wright scream her role of Carly or any number of things, but the show is fun to watch and I can overlook the stuff I don’t like because the stories are fun and the pacing is great. I just don’t get this slavish devotion to Kimberly McCullough. She was a cute child actor but she is lacking as an adult actress. I actually DID prefer Patrick with Sabrina and never felt she was shoved down the audience’s throats. So now I am going to sit back and watch the shitstorm of these “devoted” fans attack me like they attack poor Ron and Frank. I’m glad those two have a sense of humor about the whole thing. Yeah, these fans are not passionate – they’re insane.

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    SuZ replied

    You do realize that GH is much more than just what FV has produced in his ~ 2 yrs on the job? The show does have a history beyond just that two year period, specifically the 48+ years from April 1, 1963 to Jan 2012. People can be long time fans of GH and absolutely express their dislike FV and all that he and RC have done to GH. They can express that dislike here.

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    Cynthia replied

    Frank draws on the history every day and does a much better job of it than the previous, most recent PTB that acted like they forgot everything that happened before. Frank and Ron have brought the show back. It was about 5 minutes from being canceled and I am very grateful. I don’t have to agree with every little thing. I will enjoy GH as long as I can and as long as it on it. I’m glad so many people are enjoying and appreciating it instead of griping continually. True fans of GH stick around, even if everything isn’t to their liking. You aren’t supposed to agree with everything. Everyone has different opinions. I guess you would have preferred GH to be canceled instead of Frank bringing it back to life?

    Rodd replied

    You said it, Jeff. I think I’ll stop reading posts on this site since the “fans” are getting more and more nasty about almost any topic. It’s a shame we can’t express different opinions without the vitriol.

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    lll replied

    I know. There is always going to be something you don’t like. You don’t leave because of it. You stick with it and hope it gets better. And it usually does.

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    su0000 replied

    We all know it is very rare that someone will stop watching because of a character or whatever their gripe is, they are all mouthing off and still continue to watch mainly to complain about what does not go how they want it to be .. LOL

    People who complain, piss whine and moan over most everything are very unpleasant people to be around.. :)

    Mother always said; stop your whining and grow up..
    If you do not like it leave it go, whiners are unpleasant people. LOL :)

    Elizabeth replied

    Unfortunately for many of us one cannot be both a fan of GH and a fan of RC/FV. They are too diametrically opposed. That’s the problem. And by the way, if all the long-time fans who hate the current writing stopped watching it would be fairly traumatic for the ratings I think…. I would be all for that, but for those of you recommending it at this point…. be careful what you wish for!

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    Cynthia replied

    That makes no sense. Frank and Ron brought it back from the brink of cancellation and the ratings are up? You would prefer it canceled, it seems!

  42. Shari says:

    I didn’t love the way the Scrubs reunion was handled but I am not going to allow that to stop me from watching GH. Ron and Frank decided that Patrick has become the kind of person who couldn’t just walk away from Sabrina after the close relationship that they formed. I appreciate that but, especially with Kim’s limited time, I wanted to see them get together faster. My next problem is to read that Robin
    will be leaving in a negative way. I don’t believe for a second that she would leave Emma again. Also, I was hoping for Genie Francis to stick around and have a real story line and I’d like Liz paint and display her art at Ava’s gallery or even have a storyline where she finds herself liking Franco as a friend.
    Other than that, I have no complaints. I rarely fast forward anymore (there was a time where it would only take me 10 mins to watch the show) i find myself crying and laughing, looking up spoilers and hating weekends.

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  43. KM says:

    I’m getting a whiff of damage control here.

    I get that KMc was only willing to return for a set amount of time and that’s her prerogative. However the fact that she felt the need to warn her fans that they wouldn’t be happy with the way her stint ends speaks volumes. Why destroy what was a very poignant, tragic end to a story for nothing?

    I also take issue with Frank Valentini’s claim that they don’t shove characters down viewers’ throats. Sabrina might not come out smelling lika a rose at the end of this story but from day one the Disney-esque Cinderbrina fantasies along with her personal army of halo polishers has been painfully ham fisted. If that isn’t shoving a character down viewers’ throats I don’t know what is.

    I’m all about story as opposed to any actress/actor, character or couple. I’m just fine with moving on. All I ask is that they move me on with a GOOD STORY.

    I’m not getting that from the show in general.

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  44. PAX587 says:

    3 things I am SICK TO F’N DEATH of hearing in regards to KMc and her character of Robin:

    1) LEGACY CHARACTER – No such thing in this day and age of new era soap operas! Move with the times, accept ENSEMBLE CASTS and never place singular importance ON ONE CHARACTER! If I was to call Legacy Character for GH it would go to someone who DESERVES IT like Leslie Charleston, Tony Geary, Jane Elliot. Not someone who refuses to acknowledge herself as an actor!

    2) PROPPING SABRINA – Sabrina doesn’t NEED propping however it seemed that this go around ROBIN needed it every day in every freaking scene! Glad she is leaving! Hope to never see her on my screen again!

    3) KMC DESERVES BETTER – how about people acknowledge that she cut and ran when things were tough on the show and it looked like it would be cancelled! She left – MANY STAYED! They are the one’s that deserve better! She doesn’t want to act – GO DIRECT! Leave the show to continue to rise and stay on the air!

    Thank you Frank and Ron for bringing this show back from the brink of cancellation. You will NEVER please everyone but you are pleasing the majority of fans which is evident in the ratings. I would not worry about the few Scrubs fans who claim they are not watching anymore, you have gained NEW FANS and the TRUE GH Fans will stick with you as long as you keep telling the story!!

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    su0000 replied

    !!!! Excellent .. I applaud you!!

    ((KMC was cute as a young actor, but she is not a great actress, not at all, and her finding her niche in directing is the right move for her.. wish her the best..

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    Cynthia replied

    Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  45. Wendelyn Sullivan says:

    I have always loved Robin, since she came onto Gh when she was 6 yrs. old. I do love Scrubs and have tried to like the pairing of Patrick and Sabrina. For me, I never felt the love between them, Sabrina seemed so childish, like she had a school girl crush on Patrick, and all he saw Sabrina as was Emma’s babysitter. It had nothing to do with Robin, it was I didn’t see the chemistry between Patrick and Sabrina. Whenever she was with Patrick, she always agreed with whatever he said, she had no voice. Patrick was in charge. So I didn’t care about the couple. Now with Carlos, Sabrina suddenly has a voice. She tells him how she feels, and isn’t afraid to use her voice, to disagree with him.. Even when Robin does leave. I am hoping that Sabrina gives Carlos a chance. I still feel like the baby will be Carlos’s. but if not, and it’s Patrick, That will be fine too. I will continue to stay tuned into Gh even when Kimberly leaves the show. I will miss her, just like I will miss Tristan, and How I miss Jack , but have watched GH for 40 years, so I don’t think I will stop now. I do love my Sam, and I like that Lucas is back. I would like to see them bond as Brother and Sister. I would also like to see Lucas bonding with his nephew Danny as well…

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  46. Shay says:

    “We don’t shove anything down the audiences’ throat…” And denial ain’t just a river in Egypt!!!!!

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    Shay replied

    Moreover, even if Valentini truly believes this to be the case, and let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, how can he possibly deny that such is the widespread perception that this is exactly what has transpired???? Perception IS reality, and therefore, for a preponderance of viewers, this is the reality, and he should have the courtesy to address (and not simply brush aside…) their concerns, try to correct the actions that are leading to said perception and not dismiss the question altogether. The fact that so many people have reached this same conclusion means that there is some validity and credence to the notion….it is simply not the isolated reaction of a few. (And for the record, I really never felt that the Llanview Three were forced upon us….I can respect that signing them was an excellent business decision to attract OLTL viewers. Same with Maura West and William De Vry. They all had their established fanbases and it was an understandable choice to bring them to the GH canvas. All of these people were seasoned professionals with much experience and talent to offer the program. I have absolutely no quarrel with that…nor do I expect to love every storyline or character. It has never been about that for me. However, the situation with the “babysitter” was an entirely different matter…she was a marginal no-name who was treated like a star at the facetime and expense of many other far more capable cast members (both old and new, by the way)….too much effort and energy were spent on her from Day One and that continues to the present. She was most definitely shoved down the public’s throat…..and no amount of denial can change that reality. This is precisely what has stirred so much resentment against her character….NOT an overwhelming love of “Scrubs” or affection for “Robin Scorpio-Drake,” at least not from my personal perspective!

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    gemma replied

    Guess what? I love Sabrina, really look forward to seeing all of her scenes! So what, she is a newcomer, gotta start somewhere. I LOVE HER!!!!!!! By the way, there is a lot of love for her character, and I am obviously not the only one! Good luck KMc on you new endeavors.

  47. Jo says:

    Not much was revealed but…I’ll be tuning in for sure. The submission for Best Drama, I don’t feel should be from the nurses ball at all. There have been way better Nurses Balls. I think When Emma first saw Robin, in the church, was fabulous; or an episode where our mouths hung open, like Connie being shot or even Heather’s hand coming out of the grave. If you want to win, that is. Keep thinking.

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  48. metalhead684 says:

    Seriously the Kim hate is ridiculous. The hatred for her is no different than the hatred The Rock (Dwayne Johnson) got for leaving his profession and doing something else. It’s okay to branch out and do other things.

    The problem is the writing. Robin’s return was used to prop Sabrina. If Ron spent more time developing Teca’s character maybe we wouldn’t hate her so much. Sabrina has NO TIES to ANYONE in Port Charles.

    Ron did a good job at destroying every COUPLE that Guza built.

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    gemma replied

    If I see the word “prop” one more time…

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  49. gail says:

    i like to see dante/lulu have their baby back

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  50. janet says:

    he kept Kim Robin alive. He could have killed her off originally he used her return to keep his job. he made sure it took forever to actually see the reunion. he then helped Re-Ron ruin that also. Patrick didn’t know if he wanted his wife back. ? He gave us the reunion with Sobby in the background sounding like she was dyeing. Someone needs to teach the actress to cry on screen. We get Robin two years trying to escape , first we see her getting things on her head and electrodes ,then we see her drugged and tied to her bed,. Then we see and hear Jerry tell her *I die ,you die*.We see guns pointed at her. We see her parents in the same lab. Dr O uses a mask to make her think she was rescued,then gives her a child to take care of she tells her its patricks. We never see her explain what happened to her, We see so little of her with her daughter. Lets just remind him she took her life her hands to have this child. She was only on never with her family .Robert who? to those of you who think this is about robin or Sabrina it isn’t.If they had written the reunion the right way had her return, had her with her family ,she could have left and went to do some work,she said herself she was willing to recur,.I am like others, Sabrina and Patrick have no on screen chemistry. .want the Sabrina show fine. I can find something else to watch at 2 pm. I already have. In the past three weeks I have watched a total of 2 shows. On the DVR, between FF and not bothering at all. Plus Franks good for a laugh also. Not shoving stuff down our throats?? lol Don’t submit the NB for an emmy. That was the biggest piece of junk ever. Two mobs, every ones gay.ME I do like, but he is dead. I hated MW on ATWTs on GH she is ok. But where is AJ . I liked him and I was very disappointed he has now been pushed in the bottle. he actually made Michael watchable. Yea Dr O is rewarded and Robin is degraded ,.Yeah sounds like the show I want to watch NOT !

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    su0000 replied

    The characters are not real, their situations are not real..
    some people take a soap fantasy make believe story as real to them, that is not good to get involved in frictional peoples lives…
    soaps are for fantasy entertainment about all kinds of drama which none are real people, just actors who play a part in a story for us to enjoy, laugh, cry, be shocked, be thrilled, and when it over for the day we leave it behind and look forward to the next day “) ..
    When one takes soaps overly seriously they should perhaps take a step back., they become to emotionaly involved in a fantasy …

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    carolinagirl replied

    I don’t really think it’s necessary to be condescending with people who are expressing their individual viewpoint on the show or a storyline. People know it’s “not real”, and it seems a little ironic to see someone try to school them on how this is a fictional show and not to take it so seriously when they’ve posted 7 times in this one thread. Who’s taking things a little too seriously again?

  51. Geena says:

    They have really thrown Patrick under the bus. For 2 yrs we have seen his deep love and devotion to Robin while struggling to move on with his life for the sake of his daughter. Ok he found love again, I dont fault him for that. But for him to see Robin and be confused was utter BS!! I like Carlos and Sabrina a lot better and was hoping they’d go with that but now its back to Patrina barf. Can’t say I care at all about Silas but I like Lucas and Julian so we’ll see.

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  52. Charles E. says:

    Why wasn’t Sean Kanan’s status with GH asked about? He (and A.J.!) has his supporters!

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    rebecca1 replied

    count me in!

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Me too! More AJ please.

    GH50 replied

    I was thinking the same thing. What an absolute disaster AJ’s return has been. Frank said he wanted to rebuild the Quartermaine’s and fill the house with them Of course we found out that what he meant was Franco and Kiki, and when that was such a failed story line, (I wanted to break my TV when he had those two losers and Ava squatting at the mansion and disrespecting all the great history) he dropped it because it wasn’t about GH and the Quartermaines, it was about finding a prominent place for his favored friends Howarth and Alderson.

    AJ, Sean Kanan, served his purpose. His return was hyped and brought in viewers. Now they’ll show him the door and just bring in Ric and eventually another vet for some stunts, to keep people tuning in, but them push them to the back, while Franco, Silas and Sabrina dominate. It’s a formula, a game. Frank knows that the newbies are not what people tune in for, so he strategically places the vets to keep people from finally tuning out.

    AJ has a ton of fans and support. And people would love to see a real story for him and the Quartermaines, but it’s more important to put Howarth and co front and center. And btw. how awesome were AJ and Carly together? How much better were they then this Franco/Carly stuff? But again, it’s about Howarth and Frank’s friends at the expense of the best possible show. Anyone watching the show objectively would have pursued AJ and Carly after seeing it on screen. The chemistry, the tension, the history, what potential. But of course, it’s more about Howarth and what Frank and Ron want to happen, rather than what would work best.

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    Cynthia replied

    I like AJ, too. I hate that Liz abandoned him and he has fallen off the wagon again. He always wanted Michael in his life and he is there now and still AJ can’t get it together. Yes, he and Carly were hot. Laura Wright is hot with everyone. I hope they do something with AJ besides make us watch him drink. I hope he does remember he didn’t kill Connie. That would help with his guilt and maybe he could pull himself together.

    MBmomof3 replied

    well said. I couldn’t agree more.

    rebecca1 replied

    I’ve always hated how everyone turned against AJ…going years back…through the whole keeping him away from his son. I also didn’t appreciate how they had everyone favor Jason…even Emily who was always neutral…the only one they had batting for AJ was Skye.

    He’s so vulnerable, likeable…I always saw him as the misunderstood victim.

    Sean Kanan is amazing reprising the role and they gave him a lot of face time upon his return…then just dropped him for Kimberly’s return. Get him back on the canvas and bring some people around to his corner…

  53. Lola says:

    I know Kimberly M wants to pursue other things and I wish her success. That said, I’m over Robin leaving and coming back to Port Charles. The writers need to let her go in what ever way they see fit and make it for good.

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  54. FV is Funny says:

    “What Ron does, and something I think we do really well on GH, is that we don’t shove anything down the audience’s’ throat.”

    Funny, because Michael Easton has been plenty shoved down my throat, Frank. Three characters in a year, him in the same pairing regardless of the character he’s playing. A whole ‘umbrella story’ now with a comatose wife that a sizeable chuck of the canvas get to prop him? Frank you even bringing back Roxy, I mean, Delia. Hahaha. And the part of the canvas that is not propping ME, is either propping RH as Franco for his redemption story or poor oh my Sabrina.

    Not to mention I’ve had enough of Kiki and Heather.

    I hate to think what shoving stuff down the audience throat is like. Maybe ME as a 4th character and Franco elected as police chief. I guess even you, Frank and Ron have their limits.

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  55. Janet says:

    I’m a big fan of Robin and Scrubs:)!!! Very sad to see KM leave and wish her success as a director. I didn’t have high expectations for the “Scrubs” reunion b/c of the writing and limited stay. Ideally, they should’ve kept Robin off the canvas till JT was ready to leave and then give a great story, w/all the expectations and happy ending to boot. I felt the quick Robin appearance was more for ratings, then GH/Scrubs fans, so it wasn’t going to go down well, Sabrina or no Sabrina. Which I’m not a fan of either. Nothing against the actress, just feel she needed to be more of a supporting role till she got her acting legs stronger.

    I’m familiar w/FV/RC from OLTL and for me it worked. I’m not feeling the same on GH, the storylines are dropped, not compelling, the couples don’t work. THey know how to hit the climatic, emotional high beat, but weak w/the in between part of the storyline. I like ME, but not crazy about Silas and his s/l. The cold case/dead wife of 20 yrs, not sure if they’ll put a face to “Nina”, but it’s hard to care about the plot. I did watch more when Guza was at the helm & FF the mob stuff. Yes, way too much mob and centered on Jason, Sonny and Carly, but he wrote more fluidly and compelling and wrote couples better as well. Just had to ease up on the mob stuff.

    In short, it would be nice if RC could listen to the constructive criticism and tweak some things. But if not,l see how the ratings develop over time.

    Don’t blame ppl for still tuning in or getting fed up and not tuning in. It’s hard saying goodbye to a “old friend”. Soaps r a unique genre and it does feel like a neighbor or friend, in and out ur living rooms, daily.

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    MissyLady replied

    I, too, watched OLTL and thought RC/FV hit the jackpot at least 85% of the time, but I can’t say the same thing for GH. Of course, OLTL never had the same budget as GH which is probably why the cast was never bloated, stories dropped for weeks at a time, way TOO many back from the dead characters and romance dropped for way too much campy scenes of Heather Webber.

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  56. janet says:

    I certainly don’t think Kim is Robin. I can tell the difference. what I watch soaps for is entertainment. when I am not entertained. I just shut it off. Its insulting to have you tell me its not real. What is real is Kim came back She is Robin. She has been part of the show for a long time and I think she feels some loyality to it and to the fans who root for Robin,. If I didn’t look forward to the reuniting of the Scorpios family I would have had no reason to watch it. If I have to say this isn’t real, she isn’t robin ,she wasn’t held against her will .Why bother watching at all. I knew she was leaving and soon but I wanted to see a satisfying story. Not the crap they are feeding us. I don’t think MB is a mobster but I still cannot and refuse to watch Sonny. If I can’t watch and enjoy the show I pick something else to watch.I wish Kim the best, I want to see Robin on GH. Kim I don’t know and believe me, I know the difference.I am also not happy that you are accusing me of not knowing the difference.>If people didn’t get involved in these soaps they wouldn’t be on.

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  57. Connie Delle Donne says:

    Love Silas and Sam. I just hope Sam can get Silas out of the mess he’s in. I hope he gets inmarried somehow so he Sam have some kind of future together! Michael Easton is an amazing actor. Silas and Sam’s love story is like a great romance novel that gets juicer and juicer as you read on. Their chemistry is HOT. I really would like to see their romance blossom into a super couple!

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  58. Yo_ima_stem says:

    First of all scrub fans calling sabrina rc princess is not even true because if anybody has a role of a princess would be km . Her coming and going every time she feels like it the writers wouldn’t have to switch the story lines around. Maybe km should make up her mind on whet she really wants. Hating sabrina not gonna make km stay because all she does is shows that gh is just a stepping stone to something bigger for her. Really the name calling is for kids you should grow up and act like adults and stop taking this so serious it’s only a soap. To this tom guy shouldn’t you be watching UFC or any kind of sports instead on watching soap operas. The writers are doing the best that they can with your scrubs but it’s kind of hard when km leaves all the time.

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    Cynthia replied

    Very well said! I think they are bending over backwards to work with KM. Revolving the show around her for 2 years? She is far more of a princess than Sabrina will ever be. I like Robin but I am over it.

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    Elle replied

    It makes complete sense why the show would revolve around Robin for the last 2 years. Because she is the one with the ties to almost every single character in Port Charles. I believe the last GH regime was willing to let Robin die two years ago when KMc decided to leave the show. After Frank and Ron took over GH they (along with KMc) decided to keep the character alive because it gave them more stories to built off of like this last return. They were able to re-introduce characters from the past (Robert, Faison, Lucy, Felicia among others) and introduce new ones (Obrecht) onto the canvas.

    I know its not Sabrina/TC’s fault if the writing calls for propping her. What I don’t understand is why the writing has the other characters propping her when she has no ties to Port Charles. I have to agree with others that the character is one note and I find myself FF her parts because the acting is hard to watch. To me the Sabrina character brings nothing to the show. If she was to leave Port Charles, no other character would be affected with maybe the exception of Felix. Honestly, I can do without him as well. They could easily make Sabrina’s unborn child be Carlos’.

    GH50 replied

    Do you people realize that you are comparing Sabrina, a fictional character and KMC, a real life person? Viewers judge what they see on screen and that’s Sabrina and Robin. And while you seem annoyed at KMC coming and going, the reason she is asked to do that is for ratings. When she is on ratings go up. Sabrina and Patrick had six months to themselves from the Nurses Ball to Robin appearing back on screen, and it wasn’t exactly a ratings bonanza.

    Sabrina his a horribly one dimensional, whiny character who commands no presence at all on screen. She’s a total dud, yet she is propped profusely. The TPTB can prop her all they want, but she has no ability to prop the ratings and that’s why they work around KMC’s schedule.

  59. mj says:

    the episode that hit every late night talk show and I think it even hit Ellen during the day time. Where Kiki finds her new husband in bed with her mother. they have this colossal fight between Kiki, her mom, the rest of the crew was Michael, Eva, Kiki and Morgan. it was so out there that the talk shows picked it up from coast to coast. I loved it immensely as did numerous others.
    I mean , how often does daytime meet night time.

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  60. Carly says:

    Now that Robin came back, the fans will never accept Sabrina especially after Robin asked her to back off and she didn’t. You can’t force something like this.

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    rebecca1 replied

    She did back off…by waiting for his decision. She let Patrick make his own choice. When he did…she accepted it. When she got pregnant…she sooooooo backed off that she didn’t even want him to know the truth so as not to come between him and Robin.

    I think the writers have sort of divided our loyalties…not just Robin vs Sabrina but Patrick vs Carlos FOR Sabrina.

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    Shay replied

    Ahhhhhh, not really!!!! Many of us are rooting for Car-LOS! for the sake of expediency, not loyalty….he is simply the most convenient means to an end, i.e., to once and for all emancipate Patrick from the shackles of his sticky-sweet albatross!!!! Plus, since I cannot stand either Sobby or the greasy gangsta, I’m all for their pairing so they can leave together and permanently get the heck outta Port Charles! Just killing two annoying birds with one stone, so to speak! (I know, I know, rebecca1….you won’t like my response! LOL.) ; )

    rebecca1 replied

    And…you’re correct Shay! I don’t like it/agree… But at least you put it oh-so eloquently! ;)

    gemma replied

    Wrong, I accepted Sabrina from day one!

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    Shay replied

    And that is your prerogative, Gemma! But I truly believe that you are in an extreme minority….I would place her “fandom” at about 20% of the regular viewing audience….most found the character to be grating and very non-ingratiating from the start. She is looked upon as an interloper and usurper, and nothing is going to change that perspective no matter how hard the head honchos keep forcing her on us….at best she will be nothing more than a sloppy second, placeholder or bedwarmer for Patrick, child or no child, so it would be best to cut those ties to him once and for all. Even he said it best yesterday when he stated to his wife, Robin, that he wouldn’t let his impending fatherhood come between them….unfortunately, “Cartini” has other plans with the wild machinations they have in store to get rid of Scorpio-Drake once again, but I am still holding out hope that they finally quit beating that dead horse known as “Putrina” and move along….Patrick deserves so much better….like Elizabeth, who is the person that he should have been paired with after Robin’s so-called “death” years ago.

  61. Sylvia Fisher says:

    I find Sabrina very boring. I don’t think Frank and Ron wrote Robin’s return well at all. I wanted to know what Robin was thinking and feeling and how she was managing, being free after two years. Instead, we got Sabrina. I fast-forward most of her scenes. I just don’t care. Ron and Frank need to develop thicker skins and learn to take criticism, so they can “learn” from the viewers. Instead, they are babies, whining and hitting back at anyone who dares to share an opinion they don’t agree with or like. I feel very sad for GH. The show deserves much better writers. And I have been watching since the 1980s.

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  62. Monica says:

    I don’t see any connection or development between Sam and Silas. Silas is always chasing Sam around like a lost puppy. With Ava, Silas lights up and becomes a more interesting character. Heck, I even liked the spark between Silas and Britt. Can GH please put Silas with someone like Ava, Carly, Britt?

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  63. heidi says:

    I adore the character Robin and always have… I adore Kimberly too… she has made a career and life decision to be a director… not an actor. We want her back for… well forever… but we have to let her fulfill her dreams and have a great career as a director! Frank understands that and he is helping her realize her dream… that is huge!!! GH will continue to delight… surprise… and yes… sometimes disappoint… but it is our GH… I know I will continue to be a fan and delight in it as long as it’s on!!!

    As usual… Michael… great interview… great questions… and thank you!!!

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  64. JoJo says:

    I’ve been fast forwarding through the whole show nearly every day. WAY too many characters and storylines going on at once. You get involved in a story and then you don’t even see it again for weeks. I really don’t like this particular GH regime – just not my favorite. I might stop watching soon because I’m bored overall. And with KM leaving again, I just can’t take the silly “insta-family” of Patrick and Sabrina. And making Robin go crazy? I’m actually fine with Patrick moving on but would love to see him with anyone other than Sabrina. I don’t hate Sabrina herself but really find zero chemistry between her and Patrick. I’ve said it before but they just look and seem incredibly mismatched to me – she seems way too young for him. It would be awesome to see him with someone really interesting – who brings out his awesome acting potential. With Sabrina, he’s just so boring. It’s too bad – such a waste of JT.

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  65. Darlene Smith says:

    To Whom It May Concern: Michael Muhney would be a great candidate for an acting position at ABC GH. Reliable report says that there was a disagreement between Michael Muhney and Hunter but NEVER groping. CBS wrote latest story line regarding Michael Muhney’s Adam and released confidential personnel information so that fans would hate Michael Muhney. Michael Muhney and Eric Braeden had as poor a relationship off screen as on screen. Michael reported as being too overzealous talking about making improvements on Y&R, for example, let go poor actors and actors not able to memorize lines. Per reliable source Michael fired because of one too many clashes with Y&R. Jill Farren Phelps in process of bringing in her own actors, for example, Steve Burton who spent many years on GH. Everything printed in rags is being leaked by CBS management, not by Michael Muhney or Hunter King. Michael Muhney reports that he loves acting and he is a consummate professional actor. Best actor on a soap I’ve ever seen (and I’m not going to tell you my age).

    Michael Muhney has a large fan base that will greatly benefit ABC and specifically General Hospital. Take a chance on Michael Muhney; you won’t regret it. Michael likely learned a lot from this firing as he ruffled too many feathers, specifically Eric Braeden, who has longevity with Y&R. In my estimation, Braeden needs to retire; he has nickname of “Mumbles”. Michael Muhney was given specifically dark story lines with the last one being the alleged hit and run driver of a 7 year old girl. His last scenes air tomorrow and Thursday. It is/was a very insensitive and sorrowful story line that a lot of fans did not like. However, Michael Muhney handled the story line with precision. It must have been difficult for Michael Muhney to act this story line as he has a 6 year old daughter of his own. Story line was a very poor choice by CBS to have fans hate MM so they could fire him. It didn’t work. Fans did everything possible to have Michael Muhney rehired by CBS, including flying a banner over the studio; however, CBS executives ignored fans entirely and did not make any comments or address fans; only released negative information that only they would know and have, including a picture in the latest issue of CBS Soaps in Depth. Picture does not prove anything unprofessional as anything can be taken out of context and used to one’s advantage. Smoke and mirrors!!! Fans love Michael Muhney and many will follow him wherever he goes and no longer watch Y&R. I am one of those people. CBS has left such a bad taste in my mouth because they are purposefully ruining the career of a very talented actor. Take the chance!!

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  66. Cynthia says:

    How selfish can some “so-called” fans possibly be?? Would rather have GH canceled because you don’t agree with the way a story is going or how a character to was? All those people should lose their jobs because things aren’t going your way? For the record, GH is not a sinking ship. It has been rescued and is doing well now. Maybe try being a little open minded and know that things aren’t always going to go your way. That is life.

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  67. debbieolivieri@gmail.com says:

    I am disappointed that Robin cant stay longer. I feel like I waited forever for her to come back. If the writers are as creative as they think are they could have kept her in the storyline somehow as they know the fans adore her and were thrilled to have her back. They could have used a cameo here and there and filmed ahead until she has some free time to shoot more episodes. I really don’t like Patrick with Sabrina. This exit is too abrupt for us. We are just getting used to her back. Don’t like the other story lines. Brit needs to come clean and that;s about it. Don’t like the other mediocre characters: Franco, Carly,Lucy.Felix, Bobby, Michael and Morgan are all fillins. People want the true love stories like Jason and Sam or Liz and Jason , Luke and Laura and Patrick and Robin. Recast Jason with Billy Miller and give me something to watch for!!!

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    gemma replied

    I really don’t know why she accepted to come back under the circumstances, but I must admit, Patrick and Robin have loads of chemistry, kidding (LOL) all the forehead kisses, please…

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