GH Star Kathleen Gati to Return to Primetime Role, Celebrates Soap Anniversary

Kathleen Gati, who portrays Dr. Obrecht on General Hospital. Image courtesy of Soaps In Depth.

GH favorite Kathleen Gati is back on the primetime series after four years–but don’t fret, GH fans! Obrecht isn’t done yet!

A Fabulously Familiar Role

Gati fans can rejoice, because the actress has announced on Twitter that she is returning to the show in the role of Raisa, which she originated in the series’ 2012 pilot.

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“I am so happy to be home on Arrow,” she said. “I loved my Arrow family during the pilot shoot and it is a joy to work with Stephen Amell and the gang again. I am looking forward to working with everyone!”

Of course, we know and love Gati as the onerously officious Dr. Obrecht on GH. However, she also has been a longtime fixture on a variety of primetime shows, including a role the CW’s Arrow.

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A date (or dates) for her Arrow appearance have yet to be announced. Soap Cities will keep you informed!

Not Done on GH!

Now GH fans, hold your horses, because Gati isn’t done with her brilliant portrayal of our favorite Teutonic physician who’s fond of stirring up trouble just yet! Despite Obrecht’s dismissal from her position at the hospital for tampering with Finn’s (Michael Easton) drug tests, she tweeted, “I  will continue to recur on GH as long as they want me to.” Fans can breathe a sigh of relief!

Seasoned Actress

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Gati, of course, has been in the spotlight of late with her menacing yet always amusing portrayal of Obrecht. However, she has been a fixture on many television shows, including Being Mary Jane and Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462, to name a few.

We at Soap Cities look forward to seeing more of Gati’s formidable talent!

A Sweet Social Media Message!

Gati also took to Facebook to commemorate her five-year GH anniversary and thank the many people who helped it happen.

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Christine is a native New Yorker and freelance writer who now lives in southwestern Connecticut. She is a longtime, avid soap fan who has always had an affinity for ABC soaps, in particular her favorite, General Hospital. (She will even tell you she sleeps, eats and breathes that soap!) She is passionate about the soap genre, and in addition she enjoys traveling, attending plays and musicals, reading biographies and various pursuits in between. She was a political science/history major, English minor and has published a book of paranormal short stories under her nom de plume, Prudence MacGregor.

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