You're hearing it here first: GENERAL HOSPITAL alum John Reilly (ex-Sean) is headed to THE BAY! Tomorrow, the popular actor (who also appeared on PASSIONS and SUNSET BEACH) will report to the set to begin taping scenes in his new recurring role as the Garret's gentrified butler, Mortimer. Much like Nigel on ONE LIFE TO LIVE, Mortimer will be both the voice of reason in the chaotic household and the glue that holds it together. "Mortimer is to the Garretts what Jiminy Cricket is to Pinocchio!" offers showrunner Gregori J. Martin. Season 2 of THE BAY returns with all new webisodes on Thursday, April 26, at www.thebaytheseries.com. Look for Reilly to debut in mid-May.