Soap Opera Weekly: 2/04/10

The truth about GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Dante is finally out after months of secrets and lies, so I asked Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) if she thought the climax of the story fulfills expectations. “I don’t think we could have made it any bigger or truer, so yeah, I really hope so,” she declared. “I think people are really going to like what we did.”

One aspect of the story I really liked was LoCicero’s performance as the grieving mother. She told me why she made the acting choices she did. “You can’t always think; sometimes you fall apart,” she explained. “Initially, of course, it’s just shock. As an actor who never experienced something that enormous it’s impossible to know what that would really do to you in the moment. As it played out I tried to stay true to what that would be.”

LoCicero pointed out that Olivia feels even worse because she had an indirect hand in her son’s shooting by deciding not to tell Dante or Sonny about their connection. “She said all along, there’s no way to know how Sonny would have reacted if she said he’s your son and he’s an undercover cop,” LoCicero noted. “He might have shot her in the head right where she stood. I mean, there’s really no way to tell with Sonny how that kind of information — and betrayal — was going to affect him.”

Clearly, he did not take it well…

Originally published on SoapOperaWeekly.com

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