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Sasha Gilmore
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General Hospital
Portrayed by Sofia Mattsson
Current status Contract[1]
Duration 2018-present
First appearance September 18, 2018
Created by Shelly Altman
Chris Van Etten
Introduced by Frank Valentini
Profile
Ethnicity American
Gender Female
Born February[2]1992
(Revised to 1993[3][4][5])
Age 26

Sasha Gilmore is a fictional character on ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital. She was thought to be the daughter of the late, Dr. Silas Clay and his ex-wife, Nina Reeves. However it was later revealed, that she was hired by Valentin Cassadine to pretend to be Nina's daughter.

She has been portrayed by Sofia Mattsson as of September 18, 2018.[6] Mattsson left the role on December 12, 2018 but returned in the new year on February 5, 2019.

Background

While attending Columbia University, Nina started dating Dr. Silas Clay and eventually married him after they graduated from college. Silas started cheating on Nina with Ava Jerome and got her pregnant (she gave birth to their daughter, Kiki Jerome in 1993).

Around the same time, Nina found out she was pregnant with Silas' child, and Madeline wanted to kill her baby to sever any ties between Silas and Nina. In order to do so, she gave Nina an overdose of antidepressants (believed to cause a miscarriage), but her plan backfired when Nina slipped into a coma. Madeline then framed Silas for the crime, until he was cleared years later.

On August 20, 2018, it was revealed that Nina's baby with Silas wasn't miscarried and that she gave birth to a girl and that Nina's mother Madeline put her up for adoption.

On November 2, 2018, it is revealed that Valentin hired her to pretend to be Nina's daughter. On September 16, 2019, it was also revealed that she agreed to pretend to be Nina's daughter because she needed the money to take care of her grandmother who was sick, but since she died, Sasha considered Nina to be the only family she had left and she felt really bad about lying but knew she was in too deep to get out.

Storylines

On September 18, 2018, Curtis meets with a woman who might be Nina's daughter. Although Sasha doesn't believe she was adopted but agrees to a DNA test just to prove Curtis wrong. On October 1, the results confirm that Sasha is in fact Nina's daughter.[7] However on November 2, it is revealed that Valentin hired her to pretend to be Nina' s daughter.

Kiki and Sasha meet and they become close quite fast. Kiki offers her a place to stay at her apartment and she accepts. When she is there she is trying to make moves on Griffin because Ava told her that Kiki and Griffin were just casual. A few days later Kiki goes to Crimson while Sasha is working and tells her that her relationship with Griffin more than casual and that t is best that she moves out. She tells her that they moved to fast with the whole sisters thing and that it was best for both of them. Sasha is later seen at The Metro Court and she confronts Ava and tells her off. She then orders soup up to her room. Ava sees the soup and puts the sleeping pills she just got from "Kevin" to drug Sasha. Ava goes up to her room and goes it to find Sasha passed out. She takes off her clothes and puts her in the bed. She takes her phone and texts griffin telling him that her and Kiki are working things out and to come to the hotel. Griffin shows up and Ava hits him over the head with a vase. He gets knocked out and she takes off his clothes and puts him in the bed with Sasha to make it look they slept together. Ava leaves and she calls Franco telling him that she saw Sasha and Griffin go into a hotel together. She tells Franco he needs to say something to her because Kiki wont believe her. Franco tells Kiki and she goes to the hotel and sees them together. She gets mad and leaves. Griffin is able to see that Sasha was drugged and he goes and tells Kiki.

After Kiki is killed by Ryan, Sasha and Nine move in with Valentin to be safe fro the killer. Valentin also tells Sasha that she needs to leave in order to make the plan work. Sasha tells Nina that it is time for her to go back home. Nina doesn't want her to go but she accepts and Sasha leaves.

Sasha comes back after Valentin tells her to because him and Nina had just gotten back together. Sasha tells Valentin that she is charge of how this goes now. Nina sets up Michael Corinthos with Sasha and they seem to hit it off well. They continue to run into each other and when they are both at The Floating Rib, Michael tells her he likes her and she says she does too, which is why she has to leave. they are both seen days later at Volonino's gym and they talk about what happens. After Michael told her that he wanted someone who doesn't have secrets, she got scared. She says she wants an uncomplicated friendship. He agrees and they are seen seconds later kissing, and later having sex.

Sasha goes into work with a cold and its seems to be pretty bad because she had gone unconscious. Nina forces her to go to GH and Michael shows up with the same symptoms. After Michael goes back to Sasha's exam room and she is drowsy from the medication she was given. Michael hears her murmur that she wishes Nina was her real mother.

On June 28, 2019, Sasha reveals to Valentin that she has decided to make Port Charles her permanent home due to her relationship with Nina and her new relationship with Michael. Valentin doesn't like this because she was only supposed to stay until his and Nina's September wedding. For her to stay longer, it would make the risk of the secret being revealed greater.

On July 31, Sasha and Michael went to Puerto Rico on vacation and they met a woman named Sandy Lance, who was actually Cassandra Pierce. Sasha told "Sandy" that she was Nina's daughter which took "Sandy" by surprise. "Sandy" invited Sasha and Michael for breakfast at 8:30 the next morning and they accepted her invitation. Before they went to meet her, Cassandra drugged a grapefruit half and had Sasha sit by her. Sasha ended up eating the spiked grapefruit before "Sandy" got a selfie with them and said it was a pleasure meeting them before leaving the island.

On August 7, Sasha started getting sick and she eventually fainted and lost consciousness from being drugged although no one knew why at first. She was taken to the hospital where it was revealed that she has been infected with a virus called Influenza. Dr. Hamilton Finn advised Sasha's loved ones that they should be tested in case it was contagious and Sasha had to be moved to isolation. On August 26, Sasha learned she got sick with Avian Influenza A also known as bird flu plus she and Michael eventually learned from Nina and Valentin that "Sandy Lance" was actually a drug kingpin named Cassandra Pierce. Eventually, Sasha showed signs of improvement and she started getting better.

On September 16, Sasha confessed to Michael that she is not Nina's daughter and that she was hired by Valentin because she needed the money to help take care of her sick grandmother, who died from complications. She also confessed that she's grown to love Nina and said she was the only family she had left after losing her grandmother. Michael was upset at first and as Nina and Valentin entered and asked if they were interrupting, Michael said they were finished and left. However, later on at the Metro Court, Michael visited Sasha and apologized for how he reacted and acknowledged that she was nothing like Nelle Benson since she was only trying to help her sick grandmother.

On October 2, Sasha tearfully told Liesl Obrecht that she didn't know how much longer she could keep up the lie and Obrecht said that Nina could never know the truth and Lulu Spencer overheard. At Nina and Valentin's wedding, Lulu eventually stopped the wedding and revealed that Sasha isn't Nina's daughter. Nina didn't believe Lulu and told Sasha to tell everyone that it wasn't true, but Sasha teared up and revealed that she was not Nina's daughter. Nina didn't believe it initially but realized that it was true and all a con and she was heartbroken and angry by the deception. Everyone was suspicious that Valentin had something to do with the con but Sasha never confirmed it. Michael stood by her and took her out of town after Nina stormed out of the wedding and after Maxie and Lulu berated her.

On October 11, Sasha told Nina that her actions were her own and tried to convince her that Valentin and Liesl were not involved but Nina didn't buy any of it and threatened to call security if she didn't leave the crimson office. Michael eventually told Sasha at Charlie's Pub that the way she told Nina about Valentin not being involved was wrong, but he understood that her motives were good. He did explain that the way she went about it means she is waiting for another lie to be exposed, however he is still standing by her. On October 16, Sasha was arrested for her mistake so Michael hired Alexis Davis to represent Sasha and Alexis wanted to know what part Valentin played in the scam. Alexis called Nina to the PCPD and asked her if she would accept the offer for Sasha to pay everything back that she gave her but Nina refused. After Nina left, Sasha asked what happens next.

On October 21, it was revealed that Sasha got out of jail and she and Carly had a chat. At first Carly called Sasha a con artist and voiced her disappointment that she was wrong to think Sasha was different and Sasha didn't blame her at all but insisted she really cared about Michael. Eventually Carly admitted that she made mistakes too and that she came to town to destroy her mother's life and by the time everyone found out who she was that she had someone to stand by her during the fallout. Carly said that we all make mistakes and that the important thing is to learn from them and grow. Carly gave Sasha a second chance and told her to make the most of it and when Michael came back Carly said that she and Sasha came to an understanding.

Crimes Committed

  • Fraud; pretended to be Nina Reeves' daughter under the orders of Valentin Cassadine [Oct 1, 2018-Oct 8, 2019; revealed Nov 2, 2018; arrested on Oct 16, 2019 and released (presumably on bail) on Oct 21, 2019]

Health and Vitals

  • Drugged by Ava Jerome [Nov 16, 2018]
  • Got sick with a fever [Apr 26, 2019]
  • Drugged and poisoned by Cassandra Pierce [Aug 2, 2019; was sick with Avian Influenza A from Aug 7-Sep 13, 2019; diagnosis revealed Aug 26, 2019]
  • Lost consciousness and was hospitalized due to being drugged [Aug 7-Sep 16, 2019]


References

  1. As of the June 28, 2019 episode, Mattsson is listed in the credits with the contract actors.
  2. Nina gave her an amethyst as a memento of their time together. Amethyst is a the birthstone for February.
  3. It was stated by Franco that she is 22 ... http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3u2xvb_general-hospital-2-24-16_tv ... Franco: She's a 22-year-old female ... http://tvmegasite.net/transcripts/gh/older/2016/gh-trans-02-24-16.shtml
  4. On August 20, 2018, Madeline confirmed to Valentin that Nina has a daughter ... http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/recaps/27400/madeline-tells-valentin-about-ninas-child
  5. Ava and Nina were pregnant at the same time and Kiki’s birth year was changed to 1993.
  6. http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/comings-and-goings/2053/sofia-mattsson-joins-general-hospital-as-sasha-gilmore
  7. http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/recaps/27520/mike-remembers-where-the-gun-used-to-kill-scully-is
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