First Impressions: Robert Kelker Kelly Returns to General Hospital as Stavros Cassadine (PHOTOS)


What are your First Impressions of Robert Kelker Kelly’s shocking return to General Hospital as Stavros Cassadine?  I think the expression on Luke (Anthony Geary) and Laura’s (Genie Francis) faces said it all.

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    nysam

    Sadly it wasn’t that shocking since it had been spoiled everywhere. The old days of soaps were better when viewers were actually surprised.

    He looks good, but I never found him to the strongest of actors. I always wondered whatever happened to the first actor to play the part. I think he dated Genie after being on the show.

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    soapjunkie88

    Oh yeah, these bastards at DC ruined it. It’s not my fault because I go to sites like this where I should know that they report on things like that. No it’s that Jamey Giddens that made me realize we don’t have 1950 anymore. :tired: :tired: :tired:

    Anyway, back to the topic … I LOVE that he’s back. He still looks hot and I hope that he stays for a while and is not killed off after a few weeks like in 1983 and 2001. Would be a shame.

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    mfarris70

    RKK could be the worst actor in the world (he’s not) and I would still tune in every day to see that gorgeous mug!

    Re: the spoiler. It’s not that the bloggers posted a spoiler, it’s that it was made unavoidable by putting the actual spoiler in the headline. Seemed like the bloggers cared more about breaking the news than anything else. Since Frank Valentini has put such a tight lid on surprises, I don’t think anyone expected to see a spoiler when they looked at DC or any other blog. If I had known there would be a major surprise blown, I would have waited to look at the web.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Seemed like the bloggers cared more about breaking the news than anything else.
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    Only problem with that logic is, the bloggers didn’t break the news. We pulled a quote from TV Guide, which broke the news and ran it in the headline. Had we not posted this damn story, someone would have made a thread about it in our Daytime Confidential forums, or in the comments on the message board.

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    nysam

    @soapjunkie…I didn’t direct my comment at DC or anyone in particular. As for the 50s, 60s & 70s I couldn’t tell you what life was like back then. I wasn’t around. If you say so though…

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    mfarris70

    Jamey: In my opinion, you did break the news to DC readers who hasn’t seen TV Guide and you misused the term “spoiler alert” which is supposed to give readers the chance not to read the news.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Jamey: In my opinion, you did break the news to DC readers who hasn’t seen TV Guide and you misused the term “spoiler alert” which is supposed to give readers the chance not to read the news.
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    Go find the words “spoiler alert” in that post. It isn’t there, nor was it ever. The headline always read “SHOCKER”, not spoiler alert. We only say spoiler if it something we break ahead of an air show. This wasn’t ahead of an air show, nor our spoiler to break. This was aggregation of content from another reliable source.

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    harlee490

    LMAO.. I can’t believe still some of the other posts are bleeding into the new one about “spoilers”…the magic of the web. To millions of ppl it was surprise, there are millions of ppl that aren’t soap junkie(s) (no disrespect soapjunkie) like we are here at DC. We come here to find news which spoilers are news. I waited way too long to see the headline ! >) MAB was fired!!

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    mfarris70

    Jamey: Look, I’m not trying to have a long, drawn out argument here. I’m a loyal DC reader and I’m voicing the same opinion that many others readers have. I find your cavalier and argumentative attitude rather surprising.

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    Jamey Giddens

    Jamey: Look, I’m not trying to have a long, drawn out argument here. I’m a loyal DC reader and I’m voicing the same opinion that many others readers have. I find your cavalier and argumentative attitude rather surprising.
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    Please, mfarris70, I just deleted nasty comments you made about the podcast co-hosts the other day. Don’t play that “I find your attitude” blah blah blah mess with me. Ninety-nine percent of what you have to say about what we do on this blog and podcast is nasty, yet you come here day after day. You are more than welcome to be here, post and be constructively critical, but you and I both know that is usually not the case.

    Since you know so much, and have so much advice about our “business model”, as you posted the other day, then go start mfarris70soaps.com. We are not in the business of keeping nobody who don’t wanna be kept.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=harlee490]LMAO.. I can’t believe still some of the other posts are bleeding into the new one about “spoilers”…the magic of the web. To millions of ppl it was surprise, there are millions of ppl that aren’t soap junkie(s) (no disrespect soapjunkie) like we are here at DC. We come here to find news which spoilers are news. I waited way too long to see the headline ! >) MAB was fired!![/quote]

    None taken harlee. Always enjoy your comments. :)

    And you are right, we come here to find news … something new, something exciting. Well at least we two are. ;)

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    mfarris70

    Jamey: WHAT?! I didn’t make any comments about Podcast hosts and have never in fact watched your podcasts. Is it possible for someone to jack my account? At the very least you have me confused with someone else. I make an effort to post positive comments every time! I absolutely love your sight and your work, I’m just trying to express my opinion on the RKK matter.

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    TV Gord

    So far so good with RKK, but his scenes were contrasted by what a jackass A.J. was today. His glee and gloating over the havoc Michael sleeping with Brenda would cause Carly and Sonny was disgusting. He almost completely ignored the anguish it was causing his son, and continually went back to how happy it was making himself. Today’s scenes alone prove to me that A.J. is no father.

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    mfarris70

    My apologies, I misspoke when I referred to this RKK business as a “spoiler alert.” Don’t want to drag it out any more, I got caught up in the drama which is never a good thing online.

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    stoney07

    “not in the business of keeping anybody that doesn’t want to be kept”

    I watched Poetic Justice just the other night, and that line stood out to me for some reason. Now I know why…the LORD was dealing with me. LOL.

    As for RKK, never saw him on GH before…didn’t watch him on Days. But he’s good…at least I think.

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    SoapyBitch

    I was actually thinking a similar thought when Luke and Laura woke up in bed: I wish they could dispatch Luke (or send him to Shady Pines and hire a day player to where that toupe in a rocking chair) and just give us some solo Laura.

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    GHFan777

    LOVE Starvos…He is a magnificent Whackadoodle…So fine to look at…and crazy enough to think nothing was wrong about trying to kill his own son. He is going to be very entertaining. :-D

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    IheartGH

    I read the article before I saw the show and I was so excited to get to the end just to see him….I was just a touch upset that I knew before I got to watch but the payoff was worth it. RKK is hot hot hot!!!!! I am loving my show right now!

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    JASAMMABBY

    Thank you for all your hard work Jamey!! I love coming on here and reading everything!!

    So excited for his return. Excited to see what stories might come out of it!!

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    1titanman

    I had to do some homework on Stavros and them crazy Cassadine family along why Brenda and Carly hate it each other? I love to hear the DC Crew break down on the Cassadine family and Brenda vs Carly-

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    DisillusionedGHfan

    It just goes to show you, put a Cassadine on ice for awhile and when they un-thaw, you get a whole new level of crazy! I don’t think any other actor has cornered the market in reinvention of a role than RKK’s Stavros. No matter how many times we get him, it’s never tired! He always returns a tad more unhinged each time. I guess that comes with the Dain Bramage!

    Helena laying stiff on that table was creepy! Like, awesome sauce creepy!

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    THEBEST

    [quote=TV Gord]So far so good with RKK, but his scenes were contrasted by what a jackass A.J. was today. His glee and gloating over the havoc Michael sleeping with Brenda would cause Carly and Sonny was disgusting. He almost completely ignored the anguish it was causing his son, and continually went back to how happy it was making himself. Today’s scenes alone prove to me that A.J. is no father.[/quote]

    Considering the HELL that Sonny & Carly put AJ through over Michael years ago, it was totally in character for him to take joy in what happened. We all did, because its good soap. If the shoe was on the other foot, believe me, Sonny & Carly would be grinning like Cheshire cats over AJ’s anguish. If AJ wasn’t a good father, he wouldn’t have warned Michael about his drinking.

    As for the “spoiler” thing, some of y’all need to chill TF out. When I live tweet GH, I do it from my mentions, THEN I go back & view everyone else’s tweets about the show. Besides, when a show is on FIRE like GH, I wouldn’t give a damn if the next 3 months was spoiled, I’m still gonna watch every day & get my life. You don’t wanna be spoiled, stay y’all nosy asses off the Internet until the episode is viewed.

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    soapjunkie88

    [quote=GHFan777]LOVE Starvos…He is a magnificent Whackadoodle…So fine to look at…and crazy enough to think nothing was wrong about trying to kill his own son. He is going to be very entertaining. :-D[/quote]

    And he scared me right away today. When Stavros was shouting at Laura and she started screaming – wow, what an amazing emotional moment. Genie Francis and Robert Kelker-Kelly did a great job there because in those few seconds I saw Laura being held captive by Stavros against her will all those years ago.

    I hope that the writers find a way to keep Robert Kelker-Kelly around. Stavros makes for a really good villain that I don’t want to lose again soon.

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    tori87dec

    I so hope the powers that be have him back for an extended stay just so he can off Luke for good! Laura needs to be free to stand on her own without always having to play second fiddle to him and please make her blonde again,she’s not ancient of days like Mr. Geary!)Ahh now back to Robert,he is a wonderful actor and I’ve enjoyed all his work ever since his days on “Another World” many years ago. Now all I dream for is the return of his brother the oh so fine Mr.Stephen Nichols/Stefan:)

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    Yoryla

    It was HOT, hot, hot! :crown:

    First of all, I was shocked! What a great surprise.

    And RKK is like HE hs been kept on ice for the past 10 years, he is looking very good. And that SMILE! Swoon! :D

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    LeiLei

    I’m loving it! RKK is so campy as Stavros but it’s perfect for a man who has been on ice for a decade or so.

    Man, his skin is amazing looking! I’m jealous!

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    tmac

    I used to live for the episodes of Days when Robert Kelker Kelly was shirtless. What a fine piece of man meat. And I enjoy his acting, too.

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    jpp1975

    He seems to really be nailing the creepy/handsome thing that is central to being a Cassadine. I used to love him on DAYS and was disappointed that he fell down that hole and just haunted Nic a little last time. That island is fantastic! That’s where evil-aristocrat supervillians ought to live. And did you notice that they finally provided a half decent reason for Helena switching the DNA tests? I love when they tie up loose ends. I’m almost surprised that Helena didn’t have Jake too, maybe wanting to raise the Spencer grandchild as a Cassadine, and then, finding out he’s not actually a Spencer, making him Cassadine island’s stableboy or something. :)

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    Katt

    Who played Starvos before RKK, didn’t watch GH back then, but now for the last 2 years or so, I enjoy it very much.
    Used to watch way, way back with Jessie, Steve, Audrey and of course Nurse Lucy…

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    Transfigurationjc

    Robert KK is adorable and he’s hamming it up in this story. After seeing his work on Days I know he can to better. I get why Cartini is revisiting the Cassadine popsicle days-because the Ice Princess story ratings were huge.
    But seriously freezing the world and people in a freeze chamber was stupid then and its stupid now. In the Gloria hedays fans winked at a lot of weird stuff because we loved Tony and Genie.
    He sat still for Laura’s rape being re-spun into a seduction. We may have rolled our eyes but we loved the chem between these two. I loved the Ice Princess story because of the spy elements, the romance and the fabulous remote location shoots. But most everyone in my 10th grade class in highschool who watched GH with me thought GH crossed a line of credibility with this story. And we are all 15/16 at the time. That should tell the writers that adults now are not gonna all like the taste of Cassadine Frozen Custard, lol.
    But I always say that Carlavati writes this stories on a very adolescent, immature, escapist level and most of his plots lack any credibility so what else is new? As for spoilers I didnt hear any about this story but its still no surprise because its how this regime thinks. Big whoop.

    But really I think its sad because the Nurse’s Ball rebounded the show back after the stupid Lucy the Vampire Slayer crap and now we have to contend with the Cassadine Frozen Custard with Lulu as the sprinkles, lol. Very very dumb. Back to the FF button. Sorry Tony and Genie I love you guys. When Cartini creates a good , believable story for you ( Hello, Luke, Scotty Laura triangle with Heather and Bobbie thrown in for good measure) I may watch. Until then I keep it on DVR but ff to the Carly/Brenda catfight. That was the only thing worth watching this week. Very sad.

    PS…wouldnt it have been better to finally introduce Valentine Cassadine? We were waiting to see him since Helena gave that grave warning. He even had the old Dragon Lady shaking in her boots. Or if you want to go back to thawing Cassadines why not get the grand daddy of them all Mikkos? I mean if Stavros can survive being beaned upside his head with part of a bedpost and falling down the mayor’s mansion stairs in the 80s, then thaw from a cryogenic freezer in the 2000s and then also survive falling into a supposed bottomless pit under GH, why couldnt Mikkos thaw out of the freeze chamber alive and kicking? Just saying. This is all ridiculous!

    In high school my teacher called TV the idiot box and regimes like Cartini continue to see to it that stereotype will never die, lmao.

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    SAtlanta

    I must admit to a guilty pleasure.
    :love:
    Robert Kelker-Kelly a.k.a Stavros Cassidine is one fine looking man. His voice is just as sexy. Oh how I have missed him onscreen. So, however long he will be on GH, you better believe i’m not going to miss an episode. Perhaps when his stint at GH is over, he’ll bring Bo Brady back to the canvas.

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    angrierblackerman

    I found a lot of people on messageboards complaining about RKK’s grey beard, but I think it makes him look even more distinguished! Also, they had to give him a little grey, because otherwise he would look the same age as Tyler Christopher’s Nikolas…who is giving me Norm Macdonald sometimes.

    Also slightly off topic – I was watching old episodes of GH and forgot how wacky it was in the 80’s. All my complaining about it being too cartoonish are kind of unfounded when I see the scenes and stuff the show used to pull. I can admit to being wrong.

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    beans4metoo

    Brenda and Carly hate each other because they love all the same men and it started back in the Sonny/Carly/Jason days. Brenda had been the love of Sonny’s life and Carly was obsessed with her best friend Jason when Jason first became Jason Morgan and was working for Sonny and sleeping with Carly on the side. Brenda and Jason never got along and Brenda used to give Jason mouth over his blind loyalty to and following of Sonny. Carly of course defended Jason. Then Brenda and Carly really started to hate each other over Sonny and eventually carried it to fighting over Jax. Carly has always been very territorial over Sonny and Jason and that is why she has no women friends in Port Charles. She hates Brenda for the same reason she hates Elizabeth, Robin, Sam and Alexis. because they have all loved and been loved by either Sonny or Jason. Carly doesn’t get along with any women other than her family members. The one exception was Courtney (ah, to correct my other post COURTNEY is the soap character that I can’t stand the most, and trumps my dislike of Lulu). Anyhow, Courtney was the exception to the Carly girl-hate. I’m assuming its because she was Sonny’s sister so he couldn’t sleep with her (one would hope) and I really have never understood why Carly was okay with Courtney/Jason but Courtney was the one woman that Carly approved of Jason being with and was really the only woman unrelated to Carly that she has befriended. I had hopes for a Carly/Olivia friendship but Carly eventually turned on her too.

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    Lady Sinjin

    OMG! If I’d have known RKK was on this show I’d have been watching all this time! Good Gawd he’s HOT! If he’s ever free again..B&B should snap him up. Lord knows that show need some men.

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