By Marlena De Lacroix a.k.a. Connie Passalacqua Hayman
One of the bad things about General Hospital is that it grows so unbelievable at times. For example, how many would-be killer psychos can one town have at a time? Right now, we have four: Heather, Dr. Obrecht, Franco and Ava.
But unbelievably, the unbelievability gets worse: there are ham-handed hints that Robin is about to be written out. What? She just got back, right? And, in one of the best soap storylines in ages, laid claim to the husband and daughter she left behind. Now, Victor Cassadine has returned as the new head of the WUSB and wants Robin to leave her family to help him resurrect three cryogenically frozen people: Stavros, Helena and possibly Jason.
Again, WHAT? Why in the world would Robin want to leave Patrick and Emma after two long years away from them? True, Sabrina is pregnant. But so what? Robin is too major a character for GH to contrive such a careless and improbable second exit for her.
Will smarter heads prevail? Let’s hope so.
FOUR TO WATCH IN 2014
One of the joys of soap opera is the introduction of new talent that constantly goes on as new actors are hired to play new parts. It’s a pleasure to see how well soap casting directors do their jobs and how well actors fit into the roles. Here are four relatively new actors who have worked out quite well.
Ashlyn Pearce — Alexandria “Ali” Forrester, The Bold and the Beautiful. Beautiful and a bit understated, Pearce is the perfect actress to play Ali, the new Forrester grandchild. She even looks like Ali’s father Thorne (actor Winsor Harmon). Recently Aly has expressed interest in Liam. Can she can wrest him away from Hope, to whom he appears hopelessly attached?
Sean Carrigan – Stitch Rayburn, The Young and the Restless. When Dylan needed a former Army buddy confidante, hunky Carrigan was cast as his now doctor friend. Carrigan is an all-around good actor who fills that role nicely, and at the same time has nice chemistry with all the women on the show, especially Amelia Heinle, who plays Victoria.
Ryan Paevey — Nathan West, GH. Detective West came to Port Charles on the trail of Silas, who supposedly murdered his wife twenty years ago. Paevey is quite good looking, can act well and plays a police detective quite believably.
Ryan Carnes — Lucas Jones, GH. Carnes who plays Lucas Jones, who has just returned to Port Charles, isn’t new to the show. He played the role last in 2006. He is a good actor and showed his stuff mightily in recent scenes in which Lucas told his biological father Julian Jerome (William deVry) that he is gay. Lucas has recently Felix’ boyfriend Brad.