Who ever thought we would see the day where Ilene Kristen would have the opportunity to resurrect one of soap operas all-time classic characters Delia Reid Ryan Coleridge of Ryan’s Hope?
But on General Hospital under the pen of Ron Carlivati and his ode to ABC Daytime history, all things are possible.
On yesterday’s episode of GH, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Silas (Michael Easton) wander into Ryan’s Bar in New York and lo and behold who is serving the coffee … Delia! After a very cute ode to One Life to Live where Delia looks at Silas and goes, “JOHNNY”, leaving him confused, Delia reveals he reminds her of Johnny Ryan! Of course, OLTL fans know that “Johnny” is the name that Roxy called John McBain! Oh, the irony!
Later, it is clear that Delia knows something big about the Jerome family and is freaked out when Sam tries to jog her memory! What is Delia hiding? Will Sam and Silas figure out what is going on with Sam’s bio-daddy?
Ilene Kristen spoke to Soap Opera Digest about returning to playing Delia and related, “I made up a little back-story for myself that a lot of her dreams had not come true, that she was working over at Ryan’s and had to go back to a place that maybe she didn’t want to go back to. The most important thing that I believe that I did when I did General Hospital, was show her vulnerability, because that is what Delia always had, a tremendous amount of vulnerability.”
What did you think of the return of Delia? Happy that Ilene Kristen was back on? Does it make you miss Ryan’s Hope? Or, does it make you love General Hospital even more? Are you ready for round two of Delia on today’s episode of GH? Let us know!