General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) is not the real Valentin as some GH fans already suspect. With Vincent Irizarry done on Days of Our Lives as Deimos, he’s the best actor to join the GH cast as the REAL Valentin. Spoilers tease Vincent might be considering GH and he’d be the perfect choice for many reasons.
Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers) was trembling in her Louboutins when his name was mentioned. Think about the things we’ve seen Valentin do. Other than that stunt where he shot Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher), when is the current Valentin terrifying? Plus, we still don’t know if Nikolas is really dead and even so, Nikolas was acting out when he was shot.
As for the shooting of Dr Kevin Collins (Jon Lindström), that truly was an accident. Valentin was aiming high above Laura Spencer (Genie Francis) and Kevin jumped in the way. That incident didn’t have to happen either. And as for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), even though she’s recounted Valentin’s mercenary crimes, she has since discovered he’s a bit of a pussycat.
Even when Valentin caught Anna in his house planting a bug, he didn’t rage at her. He offered to fill in the gaps in her memory. Then, when Anna collapsed, you could see how scared and concerned Valentin was for her. He scooped her up and carried her to the helicopter and had her flown to GH – that was heroic, not villainous.
The flashbacks of Valentin as a speech impaired hunchback do not inspire terror. Helena was genuinely scared of Valentin – and this guy is a tender fuzzball. Valentin is married and has affection for Nina Cassadine (Michelle Stafford), cares about Anna despite her betrayal, and adores Charlotte Cassadine (Scarlett Fernandez) – plus, he’s a wonderful daddy.
None of that sounds terrifying. It makes sense that Valentin is likely an imposter. Perhaps the real Valentin is imprisoned and waiting to break free. And Vincent Irizarry would be a much more convincing villain. As Deimos Kiriakis, he is dangerous and edgy and would bring the same dark spirit if he showed up as the real Valentin.
There’s also the fact that Vincent Irizarry and James Patrick Stuart bear a passing resemblance. They are similar enough to believe one is an imposter of the other. Days of Our Lives fans know how disturbing Irizarry can be. Wouldn’t it be great if he brought that evil energy to GH? That would be a welcome twist.
When Valentin was introduced, GH fans hoped he’d be the new “big bad” worthy of the name Cassadine. We’ve been hearing about Valentin for years from Helena. Stuart’s version of Valentin is interesting but he’s not the vile uber-villain Port Charles needs. Helena’s death left a void. GH needs an uber villain.
Maybe Vincent Irizarry can come wreak havoc on the ABC soap! Share your comments below and tune into CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, news and updates.