The General Hospital LIVE episode last Friday left fans in awe with just about every scene. From Nikolas, Elizabeth, and Hayden, to Sam and Jake, Anna, Sabrina, and Carlos, to Nina and Franco… but at the end of the episode, fans got a huge shock! It was a blast from the past to see General Hospital’s Lily Rivera (Lilly Melgar) roll the credits of Friday’s show.
Lilly Melgar played Sonny’s love interest, wife, and mother of his unborn child, Lily Rivera. Sonny (Maurice Benard) lost his wife and unborn child to a car bomb that was set up by her own father, Sonny being the target.
The death of Lily had a huge part in making Sonny’s character who he is today. The tragic event has toxified his love life, causing him to resist with all serious relationships, fearing the worst. The whole reason Sonny left Brenda (Vanessa Marcil) at the altar is because he was afraid that everyone he gets close to will die.
Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo) and Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise, coincidentally with the same last name as Lily), have been romantically involved for many years. Sabrina came to Port Charles with the story that her mother was a nurse, but has passed away. General Hospital rumors are floating around, claiming that Sabrina’s story about her mom is untrue, and that she is actually the daughter of Lily Rivera and Sonny Corinthos. Did Sonny’s wife and child actually die that night in the car bomb, or have they surfaced, alive and well, decades later?
Check out the tweet from GH actress Lilly Melgar, as she uses the hashtag #wearefamily
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.