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173 January 21st, 2014 Say What? Dr. Liesl Obrecht Named Chief Of Staff At General Hospital!

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How on earth will the GH writing team explain how the treacherous Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati), a renowed criminal, who in fact kept Dr.  Robin Scorpio Drake (Kimberly McCullough) captive for two years and tortured the poor woman has been named the Chief of Staff at General Hospital?

On yesterday’s episode, as Patrick (Jason Thompson) and Robin, Silas (Michael Easton), Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Monica (Leslie Charleson) all were present to hear the hospital board’s decision, one by one each was told they were not given the post.

Since everyone was told they did not get the job, Britt was the last one who hadn’t been told she did not get it, either.  So, as she started to get excited that the board chose her in walked her mother, Liesl Obrecht, who announced to the doctors and her daughter, that she was the new Chief of Staff!

OK, so what is going on here?  Is this Liesl a doppelganger?  Did Liesl threaten the hospital with some kind of lawsuit or give them a big wad of cash to get the job?  Or, will we find out in upcoming episodes that she really isn’t the Chief of Staff? Or, if she is the Chief of Staff it would certainly up open lots of drama for the resident doctors!

So the question we posed to you is, what did you think when Liesl announced she was the new Chief of Staff? What do you want to happen next? Comment below!

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  1. desskyent says:

    I’ve watched for 25 plus years, this will be the end for me, Kimberly is smart for leaving

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    Tali replied

    Agree – How Stupid!

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    rachie replied

    beyond ridiculous make the soap a little more convincing please. Between heather and lisa my family is about to stop watching. people complained about mob wars how about these unrealistic plots. the kids are more fun to watch than that ignorance.

    Harry replied

    I think she was willing to stay but she was not asked. We watched Robin grow from an adorable little girl into an independent, intelligent young lady. We watched her grieve her parents’ death, grief her fist love’s death, deal with her HIV status and fight to get back her family. Now Ron and Frank are ready to tear her down in order to prop up their own Disney monster– The Super Sparkle Pony from Hell. I quit watching GH after watching Robin’s very disappointing return with nary a look back. It’s not only not entertaining to me, it’s painful to watch and after awhile of banging my head against the wall, at some point I just have to just stop.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I know how you feel. I’m not ready to give it up, but I don’t know how many more legacy characters must be sacrificed at the alter of “Cartini”

    Elle replied

    Since just finding out that Robin’s return was only for a limited time, I am not surprise Ron and Frank did not give her a good return storyline. I’ve concluded her sole purpose back was to prop other storylines and bring back viewers like myself. No wonder KMc did not disclose her contract terms when she was interviewed by various media outlets upon her return.

    Your sparkle pony comment gave me a good chuckle. The character of Sabrina is one dimensional and dead weight. Scenes with her are not engaging because she has no chemistry with anyone on the show.

    rebecca1 replied

    errrrr…wrong Harry. Where have you been for the last few years. Kimberly has said on her own personal Twitter account, as well as in interviews (including one here too I believe) that she wanted to leave to pursue directing. The powers that be chose NOT to kill her off and leave the door open for her to return…she’s decided to leave again…in two more weeks…but according to her she’ll be back. It’s going to be on and off with her it seems. Nothing to do with Ron/Frank or boistering any other actors/story lines.

    SUSAN M. replied

    I am still watching GH..I find GH entertaining and it keeps my attention every day…I will always support this soap..Can’t wait to see it tomorrow..

    Harry replied

    Rebecca: Kimberly was open to negotiate but Frank, as he did with Tristan Rogers, failed to negotiate. You have to learn to read between the lines.
    We know we lost Scorpio because Frank dropped the ball and he did so again here. And now they’re going to write an F U Robin storyline to prop up that insipid Disney princess while making Robin suddenly look bad.

    Anne replied

    “Disney monster– The Super Sparkle Pony from Hell” … I can’t stop laughing!! Thanks Harry!! Every time she is on the screen, I want to fast forward to a better scene …

    Nan replied

    So well stated. I was excited as the vets came back! But every time from JW to KM these talented actors were made into carnival side shows. I think Dr.O character was well played by the actress but I’m sorry the way to keep this character on if tptb wanted to was not such a far fetched plot. There have just been too many of these scenarios yes it’s a soap but I miss the romance and the integral relationships being played out.

    Kathy replied

    I’m a little late to the party Harry. Who is the sparkle Disney princess?

    Aurora replied

    I know how you feel. :(

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    moshane58 replied

    Kimberly is going next door to shadow the directors of Grey’s then producing movie in May. Its her choice. She wants to pursue a career in directing. Not Ron and Frank’s fought. They are the one who don’t want to kill her off hoping for her to return. I’m loving the shock and awe of GH. Never a dull moment.

    B2S replied

    Agreed. The GH target audience clearly is viewers with single-digit IQs. Can’t remember when a show has ever so badly insulted my intelligence and sunk so low so quickly. Goodbye to the stinking, putrid corpse of GH.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I don’t think there are any lines to read between Harry. If you read Kimberly’s interview with Michael, or any of her tweets…she is the one that wanted out from the beginning….and agreed to come back as it fits her schedule.

    rebecca1 replied

    And B2S…if you don’t like the writing of GH…don’t watch. But don’t insult the intelligence of ANYONE you don’t know. It’s kinda STUPID on your part. Just sayin’.

  2. Cindy says:

    Totally insane but should be lots of fun.

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    su0000 replied

    I am going to laugh, scratch my head, grin, snicker, smile and enjoy this !!!!

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    Patrick replied

    definately, “insane”

    be that as it may…. with the current regime… and the realm of serial, in this day and age….
    i’ll take this… and channel my imagination… with Ms. Gatti

    i’m with you… going to laugh, LOL… scratch ??? , grin, smile, and RIDE!

  3. Rodd says:

    OMG! Can’t wait to see this play out.

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  4. Barbara Weaver says:

    With all the commotion with the chief of staff. I don’t think it was Dr Obrecht. She wants to get even with some of the nominees up for chief f staff.

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  5. Sharonda says:

    All I can say is smart move. This should be hilarious! lol.

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    ricardo replied

    I agree smart move. I love dr.o. Let the games begin lol. I want dr. o, to sing again. she has a sexy voice. lol.

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    B2S replied

    Smart? No smart person would ever buy this – much less enjoy being treated like a moron as the writers have done to every viewer. I expect even my soaps to make an attempt not to offend and insult me. GH has obviously shifted its target audience and left out me and every other viewer with at least the IQ of a sea sponge. Enjoy!

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  6. Leslee says:

    I am so looking forward to the fun times ahead! One thing about GH…it’s not boring!!

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    SUSAN M. replied

    I agree!

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  7. Mel says:

    Monica gets axed because her son committed crimes, but yet Liesl gets the job when she herself has committed crimes. So either she has been found not guilty which is impossible since Robin is clearly proof, insane which certainly doesn’t make her a good chief of staff or the writers have just gone nuts. I’m waiting to see their explanation, but so far, I’m not liking it.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Totally agree. How can they possibly explain this? Has potential, but Monica should be CoS. Love the Q’s!

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  8. boes says:

    I’m losing internet and tv for a week, and with this news it feels like a blessing.

    I wish Ron C. would realize that there is more to GH -and soaps in general – than camp. Things like actual human feelings…..and characters with heart.

    Bye, GH!

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    SUSAN M. replied

    I will continue enjoying GH…

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    Harry replied

    I know and he writes as if this was an adaptation of a comic book. This isn’t even a movie adaptation of Batman, it’s more like the TV adaptation–ridiculous and campy. I fully expect Sonny and Julian to start dancing the Bat dance together.

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  9. JUDY VLCEK says:

    really crazy. Just out of nowhere. Thats the soaps .

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  10. John says:

    I think they totally jump the shark if this is the case and I am a loyal fan for 35 years !

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  11. jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

    An identical twin…good way to keep her around?(i did once suggest a twin) I’d be happy with two of them! Meanwhile, i thought Carly would be buried alive in the grave that Franco buried Heather in that originally was meant for Carlos, and thats what Shirley Jones tells Dante about but he probably doesnt believe her? Or will it be Luke? Maybe im totally wrong?

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Would love to see her and Epiphany go at each other…lol

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    WHAMO BAMO! SHE’S NOT A TWIN!!!

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    Patrick replied

    I liked your idea, better.. that she and Anna, are some how… related… sisters

    I’d love to see Britta… as Anna niece… and a cousin to robin

    AMAZING

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Yeah, i did like that idea better…hey, it still could happen!!!

    Shay replied

    What difference does it really make who or what she is???? That divine diva of darkness, our fantastically ferocious frau, Miss Kathleen Gati is baaaaaack and looks to be as deliciously devious as ever! Me thinks she must be linked with Victor Cassadine, which makes it all the better!!! Best line of yesterday was when she surreptitiously slithered up on “Febrina” and make a thinly veiled threat about making people “disappear!” Yes, yes, yes!!!!! If anyone can (permanently) downsize that overcrowded nurses station, it is the “Queen Bee of Evil” herself!!!! Please dear mutter, do it, just do it NOW!!!!!

  12. Iakovos says:

    Not liking this turn of events. I am all for the fun and insanity of daytime drama but I like some realism, too,. Enjoyed the festive 50th but hoped for some more human and reality-based stories as the glitter settled. This actress and character have been interesting but really, now she is chief of staff?

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    MBmomof3 replied

    Ditto.

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    Fabia replied

    Can’t you see the absurdity of all of this? The farce?…I love it!

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  13. Rob says:

    Seriously stupid.

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  14. Tim says:

    When you have an actor who is as talented as this, you find a way to make it work and be believable. Same with Robin Mattison, Heather needs to be on the show so you ask fans to go with the flow. I would much rather have these two women on than watching stiffs like Molly, Rafe, TJ, Kiki, and BOREgan!

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    Elizabeth replied

    When you have an actor as talented as these you drive them into the ground with such absurd twists that people are perplexed and insulted for being treated like brainless morons? There you go, every actor’s dream I’m sure.

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    Tami replied

    Funny you should say that, Elizabeth. My husband does not understand why I love soaps so much. I tell him I don’t get what the fuss with football is all about. He laughs, but once in a while he sits with me and watches my soaps with me. He finds it humorous and unrealistic how the men are sometimes portrayed as really stupid….that they can’t see the forest for the trees. These are some great actors, but TPTB hardly ever gives them the opportunity to show their true talent; to show their true colours and shine. Pathetic, isn’t it ?

  15. rebecca1 says:

    didn’t see yesterday’s episode yet…could it be she has a twin? is she the REAL Obrecht..and the evil one her sister who stole her identity?

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    rebecca1 replied

    okay…let me try that second part in English… LOL…maybe the Obrecht we know…is actually the evil twin….

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    My Sherona replied

    I’m with you.

    rebecca1 replied

    haha My Sherona…you’ve been with me all day today! And while I’m glad to have the company…the posts are a few weeks back! We now know that she’s not an evil twin…but instead got a pass from the WSB when she traded info on Helena and Stavros to what’s-his-face Cassadine.

    My Sherona replied

    I stand corrected. I have missed a few episodes….my daughter had a healthy baby girl.

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    rebecca1 replied

    no worries! Congratulations!!!!

  16. Harry says:

    Ron lives in a comic book world which is not applicable to the soap opera genre. I like Dr, O in small does, but too much of her is not a good thing. She reminds me of a character Mel Brooks dreamed up and I fully expect to hear horses neighing hysterically when her name is mentioned. What’s next? Heather will be elected the mayor of Port Charles? Oh, and let Franco take Anna’s place as police commissioner. Oh, and Ron can bring Faison back from the dead and have him elected as the state governor and then he can order the Port Charles bridge to be closed down. Wait, something tells me that has been done.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    exactly.

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  17. Omar says:

    It will hard to explain it, but probably it will turn out that she is her long lost twin sister, who is just as deliciously insane, LOL.

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  18. Aurora says:

    I was feeling bad about taking GH off my DVR schedule and also after being a fan for 50 years but now I am happy not to be watching as this debacle continues. I guess ABC/Disney really wants to be out of the soap business altogether. They have done everything possible to ruin GH, errode the fan base and make a mockery of GH. GH will soon join the pile along with All My Children, One Life to Live and Soapnet.

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    David replied

    How is ABC Disney doing that when GH has been seeing its biggest ratings in over 7 years. THey are behind the show and some people will just never be happy. Love this move keeps the talented actress that plays Dr Obrecht around. Cant wait to see how this plays out

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    Elizabeth replied

    Wrong. I was happy when Garin Wolf was at the helm. I was happy for at least half of Guza’s tenure. I have given GH the benefit of the doubt all year. Finally lost it at the Heather/Cranco crap. And am grateful that I’m not wasting my early afternoon hour on the show now that I have read about the Chief of staff dreck. I’ll keep a distant tab on the show to see what transpires with Victor Cassadine but if it starts off in this stupid direction I won’t look back.

  19. Luke says:

    What???????? still trying to figure that one out – has to be either a twin or Obrecht was an under cover agent – either way it’s nuts – but they sure got me tuning in again today to find out.

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  20. Kaleesi says:

    Although I would’ve liked it to be Monica or Robin, Obrecht as COS should be tons of fun! I love this actress.

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  21. David says:

    A total Tootsie Moment. Classic soap fun. in the words of Bill Murry “thats one nutty hospital”

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  22. Shirley A Miller says:

    I thought “WTH” is happening now? The evil Dr. O can’t be the new Chief of Staff. What does she have on someone on the Board??? Or is it a mean joke RC is playing on us GH fans. How could Anna, Commissioner, let this happen? Has Anna or someone at FBI Headquarters struck a deal with Dr. O, and if so, what are the terms of such deal. This is really a freakin’ GH nightmare……from which I hope to awaken soon!!!!!!!

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  23. dmr says:

    I was wondering what happened to Obrecht. I absolutely love the actress and the character! I am looking forward to more air-time for Obrecht!

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  24. bj anafan says:

    This show has really jumped the shark with that one.

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  25. Aria says:

    Love GH, but with that said its a double edge sword, if there’s one thing I hate is when the show turns cartoonish with plots like this one or the other like half the cast has come back from the dead ect , sooner or later these type of plots wear out and we can’t stay in the honeymoon phase forever with RC & FV. If they ever expect to win an Emmy for GH UNDER their regime they gotta drop the cheap cartoonish plots…

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    SUSAN M. replied

    I don’t see anything cartoonish plots…Any thing is possible with the soaps..

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  26. carol says:

    I love the actress so I’m looking forward to this. Should be very entertaining even though it makes no sense whatsoever.

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  27. pj says:

    Now I know the writers have lost their grip and mind.. I did NOT like Patrick chose Robin, and that Sabrina lied about her pregnancy…now this? I will not be watching GH. This is how soaps go off the air………..poor writing!

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  28. BTripp says:

    I think it’s great and it will create drama for everyone involved. The writers will explain it to us in the next couple episodes.

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  29. ilona says:

    Sadly, GH is jumping the shark again – lst w/ RH coming back as Franco, making him, and now Carly, fastforward material… And now this, making the hospital fastforward material. What a shame… I am please Lucas is back and do like the Jeromes, tho.

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    David replied

    You are in the miniority as the episodes with Franco and Carly lately have been some of the highest rated ones. So the numbers speak for themselves

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    Elizabeth replied

    What are you talking about? The day of the polar vortex? Don’t you find it peculiar that NO data for the remainder of that week has been made public? When it usually is for every day of every week? I bet the numbers dropped hugely when the weather normalized and the show became all about Cranco and Heather.

  30. Michele says:

    Totally terrible story line. I’m done. Same with Heather. Boring.

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  31. Avatar610 says:

    Dr. Steve Hardy is turning over in his grave (as is John Beradino)!

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  32. Elizabeth says:

    I finally have concluded that FV and RC were hired to destroy any and every longtime GH fan’s love for the show so that when the end was announced no one would care anymore. That is the only explanation for this abomination. When nothing matters but the shtick then it isn’t worth the time of day. Glad I found Downton Abbey for my soap fix. Maybe I’ll follow Tristan Rogers to Y&R.

    And yeah, I know, the only thing that TPTB have to say is goodbye and good riddance.

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    Harry replied

    Elizabeth, I could not have said it better myself. DA is my new soap opera fix as well.

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    Sharleen replied

    I left Y&R to come to GH. Believe me as a viewer from almost the start of Y&R it has gotten really bad. They have lost some of their best actors and the writing is horrible. When you find yourself FF because the stories don’t hold your interest it was time to leave. Maybe all the soaps have suffered the same fate. Right now the only one I can say I really enjoy is DOOL. I have only watched GH about a year, but for me I like it better then Y&R. jmho

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    Elizabeth replied

    Agree with your comment on DOOL.

  33. Grace says:

    I am loyal to the show, will always go on the ride with my GH family. Crazy, drawn out, nutty, funny, heart wrenching, punch you in the gut, smack you over the head story lines…for it all, I will be there.

    Watching todays (Tues) now and curious what info she shared w the WSB that they dropped her charges. This story line should bring the HOSPITAL back front and center to the show!

    Been watching 38 years, will be here another 38!

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    SUSAN M. replied

    Me too!

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    MKramer replied

    Me too!

    I Say replied

    Ditto

  34. Patrick says:

    LOL

    “OMG”

    is all I can muster up…. right now

    this is – what the fans – have wanted… more air time… and stunning reel from Kathleen Gatti

    LOL

    WOW!

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    Shay replied

    Precisely, Patrick!!!!! Our beloved high priestess of horror and hilarity, “Dr. O,.” is back for more hysterically heinous hijinks…and not a moment too soon. Now if she could just rid the GH premises of that annoying Sobby and Felix infestation…..

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    My Sherona replied

    Why can you not ever call the character Sabrina by her name? What is wrong with you? You need to be psychoanalyzed…she is a human being, for Pete sakes.

    Shay replied

    Actually, no…she is a FICTIONAL character, and a deplorably defined and acted one at that! In other words, she doesn’t really exist! Hence, I am not the one in the need of psychoanalysis…I totally recognize the difference between fantasy and reality, no matter how I choose to label “her!!!!!”

  35. Mary SF says:

    There has to be some more to the story because it makes no sense. They fired Monica because of her association with AJ who was up on murder charges, but they would hired an international criminal who had her medical license revoked years ago for performing unethical experiments? Don’t get me wrong, I love Dr. O and would love to see her stay on the show in some capacity, but I can’t wait to watch later today and see how they explain this one.

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    Tami replied

    Maybe they are trying to redeem her? It looks like she has acquired many fans and TPTB realize that she is an asset to the soap. One never knows…..I do hope Dr. O will stay. We may hope for a positive transformation on her part, but then she would not be the same crazed Dr. O I so enjoy watching.

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  36. CTwildheart says:

    Love Dr. O. Love Kathleen Gati. This makes no sense. I hope it will as time goes one…

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    Harry replied

    I love her as well, but Dr O is like red pepper flakes, a little bit goes a long way, too much and you become burned out

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  37. Mark says:

    Makes no sense my patience is wearing thin

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    su0000 replied

    We have no idea what and how RC and team will do this, I can’t wait to see it develop!!

    Nobody should ever take make-believe soap writing as serious, soaps should also be fun, at times ! ..

    Dr. O. is a loved and prized character!!
    However she can be kept, I’m for it !!

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    MKramer replied

    Dr. obrecht is a breath of fresh air to this legend of a soap

  38. su0000 says:

    ahaha haa!1 love it !!

    to have Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) on my screen will be awesome!!!!

    RC and writing team once again have given us a huge surprise!!

    I am so ready to shee how RC and team have worked this !!!

    Never a dull moment on GH and …. a lot of fun ..!!!

    GH has has great variety !!
    from the deepest drama, to a WTF !!! ..! love it !!

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    Harry replied

    You’d have to be insane to love this, er, wait…um…sorry.

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    Tami replied

    Apparently, there are a bunch of us I that state of insanity….go Dr. O

    SUSAN M. replied

    DITTO!

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  39. Margie says:

    Hated the Dr. O scenes. Mad at the miss use of Robin and Robert. I thought the kids today were annoying. I guess I’m close to giving up my 30-year 2:00 habit.

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    Christy replied

    oh, don’t give up GH so “soon”! :-D te he he

    I’ve been watching all time they’ve been on and there will be times when you’re not loving it, but you’ll be glad you stuck with it.

    You don’t want to miss Donna Mills and Shirley Jones… and everything else they have in store for us down the road!

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    Margie replied

    I watched AMC for years, but then after months of ridiculous stories I just quit. How I feel about GH is like that. Waste of time, not interesting, stupid, feeling like the writers are flipping off the characters and actors I love. I might follow Tristan to Y&R.

    Harry replied

    Margie, the kids reminded me of when Hanna/Barbera thought it was a good idea to give Pebbles and Bam Bam their own show. I never understood a word those two said to each other. How many times can Bam Bam say, Bam! Bam”?

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    My Sherona replied

    You never fail to draw a chuckle from me…encore, s’il -vous-plait.

    SUSAN M. replied

    I am not about to stop watching GH at all. I like my stories and not about to stop watching!

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    Shay replied

    Wasting Scorpio’s waning days on the GH canvas as a babysitter pondering his pint-sized granddaughter’s “love life” was beyond ludicrous! Despite a few good soapy developments, between the ridiculous “playdate” scenes and Sappy the Unwed Babymama squeaking out her lines with the omnipresent appendage otherwise known as Nurse DuBois, today was simply another installment of “Absurdity in the Afternoon.”.

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  40. Christy says:

    Did I miss something? the last I saw of her was her sitting in a jail cell singing o christmas tree (which was odd ) so how can they hire a known kidnapper (of own of their own no less) and someone who worked with faiso and Jerry Jacks, who caused all the deaths in town??? she must be blackmailing the board!

    but how did she get out of jail time?

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    I Say replied

    I believe it was through the machinations of one Victor Cassadine. He wants something from her…something not so noble. Keep watching Christy, you will see this storyline unfold clearly. I do not want to give it away, but, by the same token , I don’t know if I like the direction it is taking. I am, however, glad Dr. O is in the picture. She’s a great actress.

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  41. MBmomof3 says:

    Love the actress, love the character…in small doses. Watchful waiting on this turn of events before I chime in.

    My biggest concern is that I wanted Monica Q firmly in the CoS position. Sorry, but I can’t stand that the Q’s are on the backburner again. Don’t mind new characters. Many have been great additions (including Dr. O). But there needs to be a better balance in the writing of vets v. newbies. JMO.

    Overall, GH is pretty enjoyable to me for the most part.

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    My Sherona replied

    I agree

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  42. Ronni says:

    R u kidding me! Someone is smoking crack to come up with this major Bs. This woman is a known criminal and now she is chief ? So glad my ff button works on my remote. I can usually get a good 5 minutes out of this show. All I can say I P U

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  43. kaffe says:

    I have been watching consistenley this year…..But I didn’t watch it today…I watched it
    Yesterday….and when I saw the Britch and her wantbee Cabaret singing Mom, I looked at videos….

    I don’t care for Robin (she’s leavin)….But I swore Silas was getting the job, or Patrick
    why are they giving her all this power. Is she trying to get an Emmy????

    I got it….S&M for somebody!!!!!

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  44. Sharleen says:

    I admit I was shocked when I watched and have no idea how they will explain this, but I do like the actress Kathleen Gati.

    I find it interesting how people who have watched GH a long time are leaving. I have only watched about a year, but had to get away from the Y&R because it had gotten so bad. There were only a few actors left that kept me watching, but even for them the writing was horrid. It became a case of FF through the episodes. Since I had watched from almost the start I stuck with it hoping it would get better, but it never did. The s/l’s were so boring and it was not the soap it once was. Now the actors that I stayed for are gone as well. It seems like a lot of Y&R fans are coming to GH while a lot of GH fans are going to Y&R. For me DOOL is the best soap right now. That may change as well. Seems like soaps are not what they once were. jmho

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  45. Erica Bell says:

    I think Dr O is working with someone that has a lot of juice. I think that Dr O and the person that she is working for knows something and they are going after Anna and Robert. Remember they killed Cesar faison on the cassadine. island. Rumor has it one of the Cassdine’s is coming back. Also think about Jerry Jax. He also needs a cure now that Luke took it. Maybe that is the reason heather webber took luke. Remember she had two guys with her. Maybe they work for Jerry Jax.

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  46. Susan says:

    Hate Dr. O as new chief of staff. I too will be leaving…only so many times criminals can get a pass….do not dislike the actress and wish her well…just not on GH.

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    Alan replied

    Um, what about Sonny? He’s a criminal and the focus of the show for over a decade. A very long and boring decade…

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    Susan replied

    I have to agree with you about Sonny and there have been times that the ‘Sonny Show’ has been annoying…I just really dislike Dr. O.

  47. mfarris70 says:

    To all the people who say this is the last straw– if one plot point has made you decide to no longer watch, it’s your loss. I don’t think GH is perfect, no show is. But I enjoy most of it and will keep watching to find out how Dr. O got the job. Turning your GH fan card in before the story even plays out is just plain silly.

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Agree!!!

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    Margie replied

    You missed the point. The show has been on a downward spiral for months. Ron Carlavati promised that Robert would be given a great story. He wasn’t. Robin – ditto. Characters and stories are presented and then backburnered. We get Sabrina 5 days a week. It’s just no longer fun or interesting.

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    mfarris70 replied

    I understood your point perfectly. You not liking the plots isn’t the same as the show being on a downward spiral, in fact the ratings have been going up. I and a couple million other people think the show is fun and interesting.

    Reba replied

    Agree Margie —

    The deletion of GH from my DVR after years of faithful watching has been a long time coming. Heather returning again and again, Dr O has chief of staff, Faison, stupid storylines for the veteran characters, Jason leaving…. We could write a book about the downward spiral. Sadly, GH is no longer on my “must watch” list.

  48. Charday says:

    It’s a krazy twist, but I’m lovin’ it. Dr. O is a hoot! Also, good to see Monica Q back on the show.

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  49. heidi says:

    I thought she was in jail? Not sure what is going on here… but Kathleen is great!

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  50. Jeff says:

    LOL, my God why all the vitriol?? I thought it was great:) Now we can look forward to more great and hysterical acting from Katherine Gatti! It is a soap so you can’t expect it to be like real life after all!!

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    Patrick replied

    Gavel this

    Ms. Gatti is in the house…. hey!

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  51. dawn says:

    DR O.?? seriously whats next heather webber beaing head nurse?? i have watched general for as long as i can remember but this is about the stupiest story line yet..

    and…
    victor is coming back,,, WTF?? if you are bringing back someone from the dead where is JASON???

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Victor wasnt dead…and having an alien named Casey(?) visit Robin back in the 80s was the stupidiest
    …imo

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    Shay replied

    Well, at least until the “Disney Princess” was foisted upon Port Charles by the evil “Cartini” from Planet Sparkle……

  52. ricardo says:

    heather webber and dr.o will be hilarious, if they have any scenes together. Both of them are crazy funny ladies. lol. i am so happy, dr. o is staying on general hospital.

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  53. ricardo says:

    bring kimberlin brown to general hospital as sheila carter. sheila dr.o and heather webber could become best friends. imagine them together, and causing trouble to many port charles residents. that would be fun to watch. lmao.

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  54. Dale says:

    I’m so done with GH!!!! WHAT R THEY THINKING!!! RON & THE WRITING STAFF R ASSHOLES DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!! THEY’VE PISSED OFF THE FANS WITH THIS CRAP!!! I’VE BEEN WATCHING GH FOR OVER 50 YRS & THIS BESIDES THE HEATHER CRAP THAT’S GOING ON IS GARBAGE CRAP OR WHATEVER U WANT TO CALL THIS SHIT!!!:(

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  55. Amara says:

    OK, I read all the comments here and I feel I have to say is this… Some storylines are better, some worse but seriously? Swearing to stop watching the show after something like this? WOW, I mean, really… WOW. Obviously it was meant to give everyone a WTF moment and I’m curious how they’re going to play this out but even IF it turned out to be silly, come on guys! It’s a soap, it’s entertainment, it’s a mix of everything, heart-wrenching moments, real-life issues, and.. soapiness, craziness, too. Don’t you guys have any distance, any sense of humour about it?? Well, I’m enjoying this and know many who are ready to enjoy the ride with me… :) (And again, this is not to say I love everything about the show)

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    Elizabeth replied

    Absolutely right. For people who hate the show, STOP WATCHING. If you complain and still watch it does nothing for your POV. RC arrogantly says “goodbye” on Twitter and Valentini ignores it. Seriously, the only thing that matters is the ratings, better to stop watching so they get the hint.

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    My Sherona replied

    Exactly…

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  56. jarrett says:

    If it wasn’t the Chief of Staff of General Hospital, too much of the legacy of Dr. Hardy, to be used as a cheap ploy. That said campy oversized storylines that is exactly the same as the Gloria Monty years that were the so-called Golden Age of GH. Sorry but they are keeping this show true to its legacy.

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  57. Jared says:

    How FUNNY! I love Ron & Frank’s campy take on GH. Throw out all the rules and have some soapy over-the-top fun! Wonderful writing!

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  58. Brenda says:

    I love Dr. O but this is just another one of RC’s ridiculous campy storylines. I’m on hiatus for awhile.

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  59. Johnny says:

    Absolutely not. We the viewers loved Gati as Obrecht in a limited campy over the top sense. To have her come on as Chief of Staff and not paying for her crimes…is just beyond stupid and ridiculous.

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    su0000 replied

    If you believe that Dr. O. is truly the chief of staff then haa LOL at that :)

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  60. Rob says:

    Wow…I’ve been watching GH on and off since I was a kid in the ’70′s (it’s one of the reasons I chose to study writing). I can’t believe so many people are so worked up. I was 7 or 8 and playing Matchbox on my Grandma’s floor when Heather (then played by Mary O’Brien) tried to poison Diana Taylor with the LSD and accidentally OD’d on the laced iced-tea. Yes, there have been ups and downs, but that’s what makes “soaps” great…it’s escapism; sometimes exciting, sometime joyous, sometimes sad. Kathleen Gati is great as Dr. Liesl Obrecht, and with Helena Cassadine no longer causing chaos, “Obrecht” is a breath of fresh air to fill the void of over-the-top villians. It is definitely great seeing Kimberly McCullough return, even if it is only for a brief run; she is a busy successful actress and has other creative obligations to complete. I’m sure we’ll see her again, with all her charm and energy, just when we need a good “Robin fix.” As for the writing lately, I’m actually impressed that the show has really been paying respect to it’s history in more recent story-lines (though with some liberties at times), where as some shows rather re-write or forget. Kudos to the writing team and the producers…and if you can’t have Helena C., why not have a little whacked out Liesl O. So fans, hang in there; or take a break…but you’ll be back for a peek and get hooked all over again. Just one’s opinion.

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    Elizabeth replied

    I would beg to differ…. what makes soaps great WAS their ability to draw viewers into another life, another family, another community. To expand one’s horizons and ability to care, engage, connect in other people even if they were characters on a soap. Yes, there have always been over the top storylines but the emotions of the people living them were real. Now those emotions are non-existent because the only thing that matters is that we get to the next plot point as fast as we can.

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    Rob replied

    Well put…I agree some what; but unfortunately audiences are continually changing, and that affects story pacing at times. Not saying the storytelling on GH is perfect in any sense, but I’m willing to see where it goes…the good, the bad, and the totally ludicrous (will agree with others the “casey the alien from lumina” story was probably the lowest…but my thoughts)

    My Sherona replied

    Your writing is not only exceptionally and vividly descriptive, but also very calming…I needed that.

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  61. Judy says:

    Another stupid story line what are the writers thinking…..A woman who lies is Chief of staff. Do you think the fans are happy…NOT!!!!!!

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  62. rebecca1 says:

    I’m throwing this in out of the blue but I was looking at the cast of GH on the abc site. When I read A.J.’s character history…it mentioned brother Jason…”presumed dead.” Hmmmmmmm ze plot thickens. I’m betting Jason’s alive and Obrecht knows exactly where he is…

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    My Sherona replied

    Maybe. Good thought. But now we are aware that Victor has Jason…..or perhaps, he is making Robin think that in order for her to do his bidding. I agree with you. Jason is alive somewhere in the clutches of the evil-doers Cassadines. Dr. O may well be aware of this.
    Steve Burton (Jason) is presently at Y&R ….so, if Jason is to be resurrected, he must be re-cast , unless Burton decides to return to GH. I hope the latter is not happening…I have had it with mobsters.

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    rebecca1 replied

    I posted my suspicions January 22; it has since been revealed (presumably that Jason is alive) and yes, on ice courtesy of the Cassidine’s. Steve Burton has since tweeted that he’s renewed his contract with Y&R, so if the character of Jason returns it will need to be a recast. Could be interesting…though I now like Sam with Silas.

    My Sherona replied

    Absolutely, Rebecca1. Victor gave Robin a picture of Jason (Steve Burton), so if the role is to be re-cast, then they must contrive something….plastic surgery, maybe? Isn’t that the usual venue taken?…..down the beaten path….again and again….and again!!!!!

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    rebecca1 replied

    yep! also mentioned that in another comment…Ron likes plastic surgery! LOL…Todd as well as Stacy Morasco had it on OLTL…Julian Jerome on GH…I’m thinking Jason is next. Ahhh…the ability to suspend our disbelief…

  63. rebecca1 says:

    By the way…Emily, Lila, Alan, they have as “deceased.” Jason” “presumed…”

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    Rob replied

    body, body, body…no body. Sure, he’ll be back…nice idea about Dr. O being involved….

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    rebecca1 replied

    if indeed that’s true I wonder who will be the new Jason…and how that’ll trickle down to the Silas/Sam relationship. I actually like them together and would like to see this pairing develop. What would make it even more interesting is if Stephen Clay comes back to the fold…

    The beginnings/endings/beginnings revolving doors of soaps is what makes the absurdity of it all so freaking fun!

  64. carol green says:

    I normally fast forward thru most of these scenes anyway, so why not another one. GH has continually gone downhill over the years with writers that are not necessarily the best in coming up with anything new and believable…..what a waste. I bet by the end of the year, it will be announced that GH will be going off the air…..and well it should. I’ve watched GH for well over 30 plus years and have watched it gone downhill rather quickly.

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  65. David says:

    People complaining about this story really annoy me. Soaps have always been known for the outrageous and crazy plots. That is what makes them soaps. That is what keeps people watching. The Heather stuff has shown good numbers so obviously something is being done correct with that. The actress who plays Dr. Obrecht is so talented that I am glad they found a way to keep her around. It will be interesting to see how it plays out and the explanation they give behind it. So far we have seen she had something to give the WSB that allowed them to make the deal so will be interesting to find out exactly what that is. Awesome job RC/FV keep things fun and interesting.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Please point me to the good numbers for the Heather stuff. I haven’t seen them and have been looking.

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    David replied

    Yes that whole week was good. There was a drop on Tuesday to Wednesday but not a huge one. And all soaps saw huge gains on Tuesday and slight drops on Wednesday. But this are still the best numbers GH has done in years. Over 3 million every day. So there are your numbers

    Monday: 2.6/3,489,000
    Tuesday: 2.7/3,553,000
    Wednesday: 2.3/3,104,000
    Thursday: 2.4/3,090,000
    Friday: 2.4/3,207,000

  66. Engrady Pind says:

    Is Liesl Obrecht even licensed to practice medicine in the US? I find this turn of events to be ridiculous to the point of being ludicrous. And in the near future we have a long forgotten Cassadine coming back. Enough already! Liesl and Heather should be sharing a straight jacket. There is no redemption here for either character or for Britt.
    The sooner this is backburnered the better.

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    su0000 replied

    Sorry, but you do not have a clue as to what is going to happen or how RC and team are playing you LOL..

    And never forget, it is a fairly tale soap, the writing is for campy entertainment, not to be taken seriously..
    some get way too involved in the fiction and want to compare it to real life which soaps are not.
    anyways, you and I have not an iota where RC is going with this to judge anything :)
    sometimes things are not as seen ..

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  67. Anthony says:

    Not to worry GH fans – having Dr Obrecht as chief of staff would be utterly ridiculous; it’s only Faison wearing a mask!

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    My Sherona replied

    I just ate this response up…lol…love it!

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  68. su0000 says:

    I do not care how it is done to keep Dr. Liesl Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) on at GH..

    Whatever roll RC and team can give Kathleen Gati, now that Faison is gone, I’m 100% for it !!
    She is Phenomenal !!!

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    Margie replied

    Clearly, you don’t care.
    Dr. O couldv’e returned in an interesting way, but this is a ridiculous cartoon story.

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  69. Lainey says:

    Maybe Lisel has been brought on to usher Robin off the show. I bet she is in cahoots with the actor who played tony Dimera on Days. I heard he was headed to GH

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  70. mk says:

    I was right up with Monica that Steve Hardy is spinning in his grave. However I know this is a Bigger story and it resembles back in ’96 when the Cassadines took over the hospital and was suspected of causing Steve’s death. It was great today to see Dr. O walking around and bark orders and I have a feeling that Victor is responsible. Victor and O might be a great pair! All and All Nik will eventually make it all right.

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  71. GHwatcher says:

    The story is so unrealistic but then again soaps take us to a fictional world mon-fri to get us out of our daily lives for a couple of hours. They could have done a better job by telling a story about Dr O getting out of jail and getting her license to practice medicine in the US. I’m a big fan of Kathleen Gati and I’m glad she is back on my tv. So I am willing to give the story time to unfold before I make any judgments. We sit here bitch and complain about soap storylines and threaten to stop watching. Will still be bitching when all the soaps are off the air. We should just keep an open mind and support the soaps if we like the current storlyline or not. I’m sure soon they will be a storyline that everyone will like.

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  72. davlestev1 says:

    DUHHH!!! IT’S THE JEROMES!!! ABBY MILLS character will explain this QUACKERY..KEEP WATCHING!!! CUZ You KNOW YOU CAINT STOP SO STUFF THE NEGATIVITY

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  73. Valerie R says:

    FIRING SQUAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  74. LinksMonkey says:

    “That is one nutty hospital!”

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    My Sherona replied

    All it needs is Jerry Lewis

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  75. Tami says:

    I agree with you, Susan M. I may not like some of the characters, such as Sonny, Olivia, Morgan and Michael, but I accept them. I find most storylines ( with the exception of these boring mob wars) very entertaining. I am particularly enjoying the return of Dr. Obrecht . I hope the viewers appreciate what a phenomenal actress she is ; with many accreditations backing her. This character is witty, funny and oh, so weird. You want to hate her, but you can’t….she presents not one boring second. I look forward hearing her speak and watching her interact with the rest of the characters….I simply love her……not her evil ways, of course, just her acting. I wish TPTB would turn her evil ways to good deeds, so we can enjoy her acting longterm. This is very possible in soapland. There’s a storyline for you, writers……make it happen!

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  76. My Sherona says:

    Are you kidding me? Sabrina may be a fictional character, but you are fixated with the actress. You want to pick on this fictional character? Fine. Why then do you use racial slurs and derogatory name-calling? You are sick, lady….or whatever you are.. . You need help. Just go back and read your posts and tell me if you do not say something offensive about her each and every time, whether it applies or not. Are you secretly in love with her? I have never read anyone else’s posts so doggedly hammering someone as such. Give it up now. When you attack Sabrina, you attack Teresa and all Puerto Ricans. I am not the only one who feels this way. You even attacked her unborn child. So what are you going to say now? The child is fictional? Well, it is not, you egotistical show-off. Do you think you are above everyone else? Methinks ( yeah, one word, smarty pants) you do not impress me. How lonely it must be to walk in your shoes. Do you wear stilettos or oxfords?Just once try to post a comment without attacking “the” fictional character. Are you horrific looking or something? Is that it? You are the fictional character yourself….you do not exist. No matter how hard you try to excuse the trash that comes out of your mouth, the fact still remains that you hate Hispanics. I will not lower myself by dropping to your level…just shut up…enough about Sabrina. I am done with you, wench.

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  77. My Sherona says:

    @ moshane58. Thank you.— I love Kimberly….choose her role any day opposite Patrick but it is her choice to leave. That is not to say I don’t like the Sabrina character. I think she’s wonderful . Soaps are like revolving doors…characters come and go. Some we love, some we don’t or even tolerate I just dislike the bashing and inferences to their ethnicity .

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  78. Fabia says:

    @Rebecca1: correct…everything you say makes perfect sense. Robin will be off chasing Jason to parts unknown. Of course, everything will be hush-hush and a plausible story will b concocted as to the reason of her leaving. Would it not be a twist of fate, as it were, if Victor were actually Britt’s real father? There seemed to have been quite a long and expressive , burning look exchanged between two of the many craycrays Port Charles has to offer; Victor and Liesl. It could also be Stefan! Oh, my! Imagine that! Britt and Nikolas brother and sister ?????. And, they’re sleeping together. Yuck !!!!!!!!!Mon-

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