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Above: On the cover of the June 26, 2007 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

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Thorsten Kaye (Ian Thornhart, PORT CHARLES)

Soap Opera Digest

Published December 17, 2002

Ian is a typical soap hero: noble admirable and constantly trying to do the right thing. In a place where the supernatural causes other characters to spin out around him, Ian makes it believable that Avatars and vampires could really threaten the citizens of P.C. He is the town’s rock – which is why it was refreshing to see the good doc shake things up and release his suppressed feelings for Lucy.

Lucy and Ian share an undeniable connection. But if either of them were to verbalize the love that they feel for each other, there would be no turning back. Leave it to Ian, honest to the core, to blow Lucy away with his awkward confession: “I love you…I don’t mean I love you. I mean, I have fallen in love. I’ve fallen in love with you.”

Thorsten Kaye’s sweet, stammering sincerity makes us buy that he’s madly in love with Lucy, even though a year ago he felt the same way about Eve. “If I learned anything in the past few years, it’s that there are moments, very rare moments in our lives, when we connect with someone, when we look in their eyes and we can see ourselves,” Ian stated passionately.

As Lucy gently replied that she would always love Kevin, Kaye kept Ian’s machismo in check, holding back his tears and fighting his emotion. But this time, no matter who it hurt, Ian couldn’t do the right thing. “What I can’t do is let you slip away without a fight,” he revealed to Lucy. “I know I’m not alone in this.”

Whether or not Ian gets the girl, we take comfort in knowing that Kaye will offer a safe and interesting port in the storm that is literally PC.