Although the rumors were out there, the writing was on the wall, and we knew it was coming, watching Sabrina die today on General Hospital was more heartbreaking than we expected.
A beloved character for the last four years, fans were thrilled when Teresa Castillo returned from her long maternity leave in May. NOBODY expected by September she’d be gone. We looked forward for her chance to reconnect with Michael and possibly become the supercouple they were meant to be.
They were headed there before the writers wrote in Castillo’s pregnancy, an off-screen tryst with Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), and made Sabrina pregnant with the hit man’s child. It was a story that never had to happen, but we accepted it because it added another layer to the Sabrina and Michael relationship. A dead Sabrina only a few months after her return is utterly cruel.
For a few minutes, we thought GH was going to go the full Days of Our Lives route and have us watch Sabrina’s last breath from her point of view as Paul (Richard Burgi) strangled her. For now, we can only assume he used his hands, but he was wearing that telltale necktie that gave serial killer Ben away on DAYS last year. Will also happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and paid the price–just after leaving a voicemail to patch things up with his husband. On GH, we wept as the camera revealed Sabrina’s cell phone with a loving text from Michael–who plans to propose.
It was enough to watch Monica (Leslie Charleson) on the brink of death, a character we have loved for decades. Sabrina managed to save the day one last time before she lost her own life–forever a nurse dedicated to helping others.
An Orphan…Or Not?
What will become of Baby Teddy now, the little boy Sabrina longed for after losing her first son, Gabriel? Will Michael (Chad Duell) and Joe fight for custody? Might we learn Michael is the father after all as one last gift to fans?
Whatever happens in the future, we know GH will never be the same. Sabrina may have only been in Port Charles for four years, but they were four memorable ones.
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