After a lengthy absence, actor Michael E. Knight will be back in Port Charles during the week of May 2, 2022 as Martin Grey, brother of Laura Collins (Genia Francis) and the love interest of Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring). Upon his return, Martin and Lucy are forced to defend their relationship to Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), more specifically Martin must decide between his friendship with a Cassadine or his growing romance with the Deception powerhouse.
The show’s co-head writers Dan O’Connor and Chris Van Etten, and Herring teased the plot in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest, on newsstands now.
“Martin returns to Port Charles, and he must finally choose between his friendship with Valentin and his budding relationship with Lucy,” says O’Connor. “Or you could say, choose between love and money!” commented Van Etten.
Meanwhile, Herring reveals how she found out Knight would be back on the canvas. “I said to Frank [Valentini, executive producer], ‘Where’s Martin?’ And he told me, ‘Oh, I think you’re gonna like it! His first show back, you throw your dress on his head!’ I said, ‘Okay! This is good!’” Storyline-wise, however, Herring shares, “I think she [Lucy] needs to know if he’ll choose being with her over being Valentin’s lawyer.”
Regardless of the outcome, Herring has been enjoying her time working alongside Knight, telling Digest, “He is such a joy to work with,” and noted, “We bring so much history and I think we’re always winking at the audience – without even meaning to.”
Look for Knight beginning Tuesday, May 3.