Valentin Cassadine, isn't it time!?

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With the new regime now hopefully turning GH around, wouldn't it be the perfect time to bring in Valentin Cassadine. We've first heard of him over two years ago. Back then Helena told Luke the story of another Cassadine, who wants to ruin them all, Spencers and Cassadines. Even a casting was made back then ... but the story never came to light.
Now that Frank and Ron are handling GH, I hope we get some closure here and something better than Irina, a woman who perfectly could by Helena's granddaughter but is hard to believed as her daughter. After this story was finished today with Helena killing supposedly her own child, I think it's time for a new Cassadine story to help fans get over this one.

I guess it maybe takes time since with Nikolas and Lucky, to of the most important members of both families, aren't anywhere to be seen at the moment, but I wish we could get to the point where both families have to face Valentin. It could also include Alexis and finally bring her and her children - who are Cassadines as well, which was forgotten for most years by the revengeful Helena - back into the Cassadine family history.

I hated that Bob Guza gave up on the idea back in 2009 for the disaster that was Franco. So here is hope that it's finally time ... maybe with Jonathan Jackson, if he doesn't get through pilot season and if GH gets picked up, that Ron and Frank work something out here. Of course it would be great if this might even be the time where we get Genie Francis back as Laura. Tongue Come on, now THIS has to happen.


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I agree with you, now perfect

I agree with you, now perfect casting as Valentin Cassadine would be Vincent Irizarry as a re-cast for Valentin Cassadine taking over for Matt Borlenghi the original actor who was cast as Valentin

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Oh Matt Borlenghi worked fine

Oh Matt Borlenghi worked fine with me. So if he would do it again under the new regime that would be great. Otherwise, Vincent Irizarry sounds good too.

As long as it isn't another former OLTL actor.^^

I'd love this story to finally play out. Specially after the current storyline, which has been my least favorite Cassadine storyline ever.
And I think the writers finally should put Alexis back in her family's orbit. I loved the Helena/Alexis scenes back in the day and wonder why we never got to see this interaction with Alexis being a mother of three girls.

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I'd be curious how RC would

I'd be curious how RC would deal with/get around the fact that both Kristina and Molly have mob ties via their fathers. Ric Lansing has been off the canvas (I believe they have the character in LA-would love to see
Rick Hearst back in the role) and, depending if they write the bully Corinthos off as may be a possibility, would RC "drop" this aspect to concentrate on the Cassadine side solely. Sam is a Cassadine but her husband is the enforcer for the Corinthos mob. I can't imagine that the mob would mix with the Gothic flavor of an aristocratic Greek/Russian family. (If it was Guza or Wolf, they'd just have Jason put a bullet in him and be done with it. Puzzled ) Off the top of my head, I can't recall if I've ever seen Helena (CT) interact with either Jason SBu) or his boss (MB). I may have missed them... Innocent

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Oh I totally forgot about the

Oh I totally forgot about the mob for a moment. LOL Got so caught up with Alexis and her girls, I forgot about their background or who they are involved with. Well it's right Helena would be shot by Jason or one of Sonny's men and that would be it.
I think I never have her seen share a scene with one of them either.

Well at least it would be nice to get some family connection there. I mean Helena doesn't necessarily has to threaten the mob-involved-girls, but at least acknowledge that they are of Cassadine blood.^^

Anyway, I would like this Valentin story to happen. The Cassadines deserve better as to what they got in the past few years. And this Woman in White storyline was just stupid.

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And with Valentin I would

And with Valentin I would want to see him target Alexis his half-sister and his nieces Kristina, Sam, and Molly involving them in the Spencer/Cassadine war but then Valentin would make an enemy of Jason Morgan because Jason is married to Valentin's niece Sam, and she is pregnant with Jason's baby, so Jason's baby would be a Cassadine, so Valentin would also go after that baby as well

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I am all for a Valentin

I am all for a Valentin Cassadine S/L. The trouble with writing for the Cassadines is that their story is rooted in Greek myth. It has to be psychologically paced and intensely dramatic. Watch Claire Labine's writing of them on you tube from the '90s. In this fast-paced world, I don't think many viewers have the patience to sit around and watch a good build-up of this type of S/L. The writers who write for them have to be good at dramatic, gothic, greek-myth, psychological writing. If the current writers on GH staff can do this then they should.

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I have trust in Ron Carlivati

I have trust in Ron Carlivati that he could pull it off. The Cassadines have always been special and the stories with them have always been somewhat out of the ordinary. I'd wish they do it ... but I guess if this is happening it's not going to before GH's fate is decided. Like you said a Cassadine story needs a good build-up and patience. Smile

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They need more Cassadines and

They need more Cassadines and they can take over Port Charles again.

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And with Valentin he can be

And with Valentin he can be the new evil in Port Charles, hell he can be even more crazier than Helena and Anthony Zacchara but underneath his crazy streak is a really evil, maniacal streak just downright mean to the bone

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I love the idea of Valentin

I love the idea of Valentin being played by VI and it be that he has been running around as David Hayward for years! What a twist would that be. A new doctor comes to town to save hmm....I would have said Robin but we know Faison has her so whom then? Perhaps it could be the flash that Emily is still alive and oh wait so is Alan and AJ. I mean Greenlee did say others were there. Cue Ryan and Greenlee to GH to usher in VI. Oh yes! I would love this! AJ and Carly scenes again. AJ working with Johnny and Todd to bring down Sonny would be classic soap!

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I would love this scenario,

I would love this scenario, it would spike ratings

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My Valentin role

As saddened as I am to here about getting screwed again, I need to try to smile about it. First, I got Franco'd. Now I guess I'm getting Frank'd...
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GH needs some hot sexy

GH needs some hot sexy younger men in the 30 to 40 age bracket.

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The 30 to 40 age bracket is

The 30 to 40 age bracket is lacking on GH, I agree. That's why we can only envision certain characters with other characters. There is little variety to liven up the mix.

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I would love to see Michael

I would love to see Michael Sutton be cast in this role (Stone). Since they can't bring back the character of Stone, this would be a fun way of bringing Michael Sutton back. Just my opinion.