General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that the ABC soap has a special tribute episode coming up in memory of John Reilly (Sean Donely), who died back in January. As part of this exciting tribute show, Reilly’s real-life daughter will take on an important GH role.
Caitlin Reilly will portray Annie, who was previously known as Anna and was last seen in August 2013 when Courtney Halverson was playing the part. In a case of art imitating life, Reilly will play the daughter of her father’s character as well.
Annie’s parents were Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt) – two characters who were recently mentioned thanks to Peter August’s (Wes Ramsey) poisoning plot and his reminder to Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).
Peter jogged Anna’s memory about the time Cesar Faison (Anders Hove) poisoned Tiffany to manipulate Sean.
The antidote was designed to control the symptoms rather than offer a complete cure. Anna remembered the story and was horrified over Peter mimicking his own twisted father’s sinister behavior, but the story itself serves as a great setup for the Sean Donely tribute show to come.
This mention of Sean and Tiffany is preparing the way for Annie’s upcoming reappearance.
Caitlin Reilly is an actress as well as a writer and producer who’s been featured in several projects, but most of her fans know her as a comedian who does impressions.
Caitlin’s become a TikTok star with two million followers who enjoy her comedic work, but she’ll be taking a dramatic turn in her latest General Hospital role.
Caitlin confirmed the GH news through her interview in Variety and admitted the idea of playing her dad’s daughter on the show is beyond words. “I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him,” Caitlin said.
Caitlin felt confident that her father’s spirit would be on set cheering for her.
We’ll pass along updates as John Reilly’s spring tribute episode gets closer, so be sure to stick with us.
General Hospital spoilers say there’ll be plenty of hot drama in the meantime, so stay tuned to see how Anna and Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) deal with Peter. Be sure to make CDL your go-to source for fantastic General Hospital spoilers, updates and news!