On today’s episode of General Hospital, Sabrina Santiago came back to Port Charles and so too did her portrayer, Teresa Castillo (Sabrina). As GH fans know, Teresa had been on maternity leave, and getting to know her new little bundle of joy, daughter Victoria.
When viewers last saw Sabrina, she was having some sort of a psychotic break over the death of her baby son Gabriel. She even thought she was getting married to Patrick (Jason Thompson) and put on the wedding dress she wore on that fateful day for her … when Robin (Kimberly McCullough) walked back into Patrick’s life at their wedding. While Sabrina was getting some r and r in Puerto Rico with her family, Patrick and Sam (Kelly Monaco) discovered Rafe (Jimmy Deshler) ran the car Patrick was driving with Sabrina and Emma (Brooklyn) off the road that ultimately led to the death of their premature born son. On today’s GH, Patrick finally had the chance to tell Sabrina what he knew thus far. But as we know there is more to the story … Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis)!
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Teresa Castillo at the recent GHFCW 2014 where we asked her; what the mindset of Sabrina is coming back to Port Charles, does she see any future for Patrick and Sabrina in the romance department, what does she know about the rumors that Sabrina will be paired with another man on the canvas, and how has it been getting back into the swing of things with the demands of an actress on a soap and being a new mom. Here’s what Teresa shared with us.
So when you went back to begin taping new episodes of GH, after your maternity leave, was it hard for you? Were you like, “What am I doing here? I need to be home with my newborn daughter!” (Laughs)
TERESA: No, no, no. (Laughs) I was able to bring Victoria with me to the studio. My husband Shane took some days off from work. He was able to come with me and so she was in my dressing room while I was upstairs working. It’s been interesting trying to juggle it all!
When Sabrina returns; is her psychotic break going to rear its head again?
TERESA: She has recovered and that psychotic break is gone now. I think Sabrina needed that time to go home to Puerto Rico, and be with her family, and all of that. So now she’s “mentally stable”, but still recovering from the death of her son. You can expect some scenes where she gets filled in on what transpired while she was gone, and you see some stuff with Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel). You see that their friendship is still there.
The rumors out there are that there will be a new man for Sabrina. But, could it actually be her former, currently imprisoned flame, Carrrrlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise)? (Laughs)
TERESA: Honestly, I don’t know. There are some things happening where I go, “Whoa” that’s kind of cool! But the show has not told me what is going to happen. So far, I have not seen her being with a new man.
You took a lot of hits and a ton of fan bashing for being the love interest for Patrick (Jason Thompson), and it still goes on. Do you think Sabrina would entertain the notion of wanting to get back together with Patrick, after everything that has happened between them?
TERESA: I think so much has happened that it isn’t even on her radar. I think there is a bond between Patrick and Sabrina that will always be there, because they shared a son, and they shared this traumatizing experience of losing him. I think her guard would be up if they started to get back together. I don’t think that could be easy anymore. Her relationship with Patrick is not a blank canvas anymore. There is a lot of baggage. I mean, Patrick chose Robin (Kimberly McCullough). So how can you just walk back into that and go, “OK, let’s try this again.” Sabrina knew that Patrick choosing Robin was the right thing to do, no matter how much he loved her while they were together. So, I don’t know. I don’t know if there is ever any coming back from that.
What does Sabrina see is there for her in Port Charles after all that transpired? Why does she come back at all?
TERESA: She sees Port Charles as her home, and where she has chosen to be and live. She wants to go back to work and that’s huge for her, and to get back to normal …kind of like me in real life. (Laughs)
Watch the scene from today’s GH when Patrick tells Sabrina about finding out who the driver was that ran them off the road and eventually led to the death of baby Gabriel below. Then weigh-in: do you see a future for Patrick and Sabrina down the road? Who do you think Sabrina should be paired with romantically? Do you think we will see a stronger and more determined Sabrina who will seek more answers until she uncovers the whole truth about what happened that caused the death of her son?