Lily’s Return: Is Sabrina Really Sonny and Lily’s Daughter?

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

Sonny Sees Lily

There is never a dull moment in the life of a high powered mod boss. It seems like every time he turns around there is another threat, another mob family out to get revenge, or take his territory, steal his latest love interest, or kidnap his kids. Sonny can never turn his back because there is always someone behind him waiting for that one moment where he is vulnerable.

One of the earliest of Sonny’s enemies on GH was his own Father in law. Lily’s father was a dangerous Puerto Rican crime Lord who eventually made the biggest mistake of his life. A car bomb that was actually meant for Sonny, ended up killing his own daughter, Lily who was pregnant at the time. After the death of his wife and unborn child, Sonny never forgave himself and this traumatic incident would shape Sonny Corinthos into the man he is today. Sonny was highly effected by the death of his wife which was meant for him. From then on, he constantly lives in fear that the ones he loves will end up getting hurt. This is why he left Brenda at the altar. Even in more recent times, with Kate/Connie, Sonny feared that the ones closest to him always get hurt, and he is usually right.

After killing AJ, then finding out Ava was the one who actually killed Connie and not AJ, Sonny has been under a lot of stress. The last thing he needs before he is done dealing with Ava and her pregnancy is more complications in his life. Apparently, there is a rumor that Sonny comes across an old Port Charles newspaper featuring the story of Lily getting killed. Why is this coming to the surface now, about 20 years after her death? Could Lily still be alive? Her son Juan has been back and forth to Port Charles from Puerto Rico a few times since his cousin Sabrina arrived. Currently, the two are in Puerto Rico and Juan is supporting his cousin while she grieves the loss of her baby boy. When Sabrina returns, will Juan come along with her? He may have a reason, and an agenda that involves Sonny.

What’s to come of Sonny coming across this paper? Weigh in with your thoughts and theories by commenting below.

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.

Will Sonny’s Discovery About Carlos Put a Wrench in His Plans?

Sonny wants to take down Julian Jerome’s operation. Since he can’t target Julian directly, because he is little Daniel Morgan’s life line, he has to go after his organization, starting with Carlos Rivera. Sonny asked his associates to do some digging and find out who Carlos Rivera exactly is. When Sonny finds out he is a relative of his late wife Lily Rivera (Lilly Melgar), will this put a wrench in his plans to take Carlos out? Will this discovery make peace between Sonny and Carlos or start a brand new war?

Sonny and Lily back in the day!

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.

Michael Saucedo to Reprise GH Role of Juan Santiago

General Hospital actor, Michael Saucedo, who is the real life husband of GH’s Rebecca Herbst (Elizabeth Webber), will be returning to Port Charles to reprise his role as Juan Santiago.

Last name ring a bell? He is related to Sabrina! Also, there may be a connection between Juan and Sabrina’s ex boyfriend, Carlos. Rivera. Juan is the son of Lily Rivera, played by Lilly Melgar, and Miguel Mortez, played by Ricky Martin. ┬áHe was last scene on the GH scene back in 2001.

This news has been reported and confirmed by Soap Opera Network and Soap Opera Digest.

 

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.