Let's get right to the point... is GENERAL HOSPITAL's "certifiable" surgeon, Dr. Lisa Niles, dead or not? Truthfully, it looks like "not." Now, before Scrubs fans get their panties in a bunch knowing that the woman who attempted to both destroy and end Robin's life isn't roasting marshmallows in hell, there is a lot of storyline still playing out from the Robert Guza Jr. arcs. That said, with new headwriter Garin Wolf steering the ship, whether Lisa's coma is permanent or not remains to be seen. Will she wake up? If she does, will she still be "bad" or will she be redeemed? So many questions and, unfortunately, not many answers just yet.
What Could Have Been
"There's definitely a part of me that thinks there could have been some really fun stuff had they kept her with Johnny," says Lisa's uber-talented alter ego, Brianna Brown.
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"But when I originally signed on, what I was so excited about and why I decided to take the role in the first place was because it was a Fatal Attraction storyline. So I loved the idea of getting to play that. I loved the idea of getting to play a villain because I normally don't get cast as a villain. It's been so much fun. Jumping in front of cars and then blaming someone else for it and drugging people. Who gets to play that? It's so out there!"
A Cast Of Characters
Even if this is the end of Lisa, Brown is still counting her blessings. "I didn't expect it to go beyond a year and it's been a year and a half," she says. "Getting to go play with such talented, hard-working, good-looking folks every day was great. I adore the entire cast. I adore Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) for taking me under her wing when I first started. And Jason Thompson (Patrick) for helping me get acquainted with the character and how everything works. Scott Reeves (Steve) for being such a sweetheart to play with. Kimberly McCullough (Robin) for just being an awesome woman. I really adore Kirsten Storms (Maxie). And, of course, Brandon Barash. They're all just so wonderful, so hardworking. It's been a lot of fun. I'm so thankful for the experience and so thankful for the fans that rooted for Lisa and loved to hate her."
Meanwhile, Brown already has her next gig lined up: she's booked a guest-starring (and possibly recurring) role on Showtime's CIA drama HOMELAND, starring Claire Danes, Damian Lewis and Mandy Patinkin, about the rescue of a soldier presumed dead in Iraq, and the CIA's suspicions that his reappearance is part of an Al Qaeda plot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Brown will play Lynn Reed, a former Miss Ohio who spent two years in the harem of Prince Farid Bin Abbud and now works as his procurer. Lynn does not view herself as a prostitute, but as someone who is setting herself up for a secure life. HOMELAND will premiere on the cable network this fall.