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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Carly Admits To Sonny She Was Falling Back In Love with Jason

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On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) finally had the “talk”.  You know, the one about what Sonny really walked in on the night he “returned from the dead” on Carly and Jason’s (Steve Burton) wedding night?  Yeah, that one.

Sonny has already had a conversation with Jason, where Jason admitted he was starting to fall again for Carly, even though they were originally getting married to show a united front for the five families.

Now coming to confront Carly, Sonny is at first greeted by her with “Mike’s” cowboy hat, where she says the man he was in Nixon Falls is a mystery to her. Sonny tells her he spoke with Jason and so Carly is compelled to admit that she and Jason would have slept together on their wedding night, if Sonny hadn’t shown up alive and in the bedroom!

Sonny’s clearly upset about his best friend and his wife getting so close and rekindling their old feelings. Carly tells Sonny that, at first, Jason and she were just going through with the wedding for show, but later, they decided to make it a real marriage, and were falling in love.

When Sonny poses the question to Carly, if she has any residual feelings for Jason, she says they have gone back to being best friends, and how much she loves Sonny.  Carly points out that Nina (Cynthia Watros) did this to them – she kept them apart for nine months – and so much has happened that it’s been difficult for them to be together as it was in the past because of it.

In the end, despite what Nina had perpetrated on them, Carly and Sonny come to an agreement that they need to rebuild their relationship.  But the cowboy hat looms as we fade to black.

Clearly, the Jason and Carly relationship and almost consummating it on their wedding night, is not sitting well with Sonny; plus Sonny seems to continue to not really tear into Nina for her deception as much as someone would if he didn’t also have feelings for her.

So, what do you hope happens next? Do you want Sonny and Carly to work things out? Do you hope Sonny sleeps with Nina? If he does, and Jason goes back to Britt (now that they are going on another adventure together to locate Liesl) is Carly ultimately the odd woman out?  Share your thoughts and theories via the comment section below.

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The story doesn’t work for me because of how much Sonny is overlooking the type of woman Nina was before Nixon Falls what she did to Ava regarding his daughter Avery, etc Sonny the family man should never want to be with a woman that kept him knowingly from his kids & Carly. Carly & Jason tried to talk themselves into being in love. Jason & Britt have tons of chemistry & I hope Carly/Sonny fall even more in love causing delusional Nina to finally go over the edge.

I can answer all these questions with a firm “I don’t care.” Yeah, I’d like Britt to get a break in the romance dept., but she deserves better than to play second fiddle to Queen Carly. And no, I don’t want Sonny or Mike to hookup with Nina either. This story is like a desiccated orange.. all the life was drained out months ago.

I want Jarly. They have been endgame since 1999. But if they do a Brittstop on the way to Jarly, I’ll just cross my fingers for an immediate death to Carson. Carly should drop the Corinthos name and start a Spencer revival. Go into business with Ms. Wu :):)

Carly confessing is the direction the story is going to have Sonny and Nina doing the nasty, finally.
I liked Nina and Sonny/Mike it was a breath of fresh air.
Carly and Sonny had worn out long ago. yawn–
About time for a great shake-up..
But the end game will be Sonny and Carly, no doubt about that happening, sigh..
* Out with the old in with the new.*
it’s desperately needed for my viewing pleasure ..

I don’t know how it will work out but I really don’t want to see Nina and Carly in an actual fight over this Napoleonesque man. I like Sonny, but God’s gift to women, he’s not. If I was forced at gunpoint to pick he or Mike, it would be Mike and the ladies that agree will know why.
Sorry if I didn’t use the word Napoleonesque correctly, so feel free to let me know.

Violet…I don’t know if you used the word right but I’m for team Mike. But let’s wait and see how “Mike” actually changes Sonny, who was never God’s gift to me. But as long as he is a mobster I want Nina to stay away from him. Don’t want her to try to “fix” him.

rose,
I do understand what you are saying, but let’s face it, Sonny is not going anywhere and I do believe he and Nina will see more of each other and he will most likely feel more like Mike when he is with her. Who knows, eventually he may just like it better being Mike and quit the mob altogether.

My theory about the whole “Mike” thing is that Sonny didn’t know who he was, but subconsciously, he was playing his own father.

The name “Mike” is an obvious clue, of course. But he was also happy being a bartender…. as the real Mike was most of his life in Port Charles. And when Lenny & Phyllis were in financial jeopardy, “Mike’s” first impulse was “hey, where’s a card game, I’ll get you the money”. Gambling, was the real Mike’s favorite past time, of course. Though he wasn’t always successful at it.

Of course, Sonny had some of his own instincts intact, even without his identity. Like when he knew instantly that Elijah guy was a scumbag criminal. Or when he had reactions to meeting Jax or Whiny Heiny, even though he didn’t consciously remember them. At least this is consistent with past GH writing, like when Jason occasionally relies on the med school training he had before AJ scrambled his brains, and he can do an emergency tracheotomy or deliver a baby by C-section in an elevator.

Violet, Rose, I don’t know how long you’ve been watching the show; Sonny’s handsome now, but back in the day, he was FINE! And “Mike” was always a part of Sonny, it’s just with years of terrible writers we didn’t see him very often. But the “Mike” part of Sonny was the romantic that made good women like Brenda, Alexis, Connie/Kate and Olivia fall for him and the loving, generous, heartfelt “Mike” is why good girl Robin will always love and be loyal to Sonny. “Mike” is the one that took a kid of the street, gave him a home and a legit job, then supported him when he became HIV+ and paid for all his bills when he was diagnosed with AIDS. Mike’s the Sonny that kept his promise to Stone to look after Robin; he’s the one that dedicated and funds the Stone Cates AIDS Research center at GH. “Mike” is just that part of Sonny the writers have ignored for over a decade! But now that Sonny’s whole, he shouldn’t act any different, really. Whatever he shared with Nina for 9 months, should not compare to what he an Carly have shared (even when involved with others) for almost thirty years. And I can’t see chemistry with Nina, especially since she’s NUTS!

I can understand Nina being upset that Jax and Carly didn’t tell her about Nellle. But what did that knowledge change for Nina? Nothing. No one knew until after Nelle was dead, but Nina’s acting as if Carly’s the one that took her from Nina in the first place and not her mother. She’s upset because she thinks Carly let Nelle die, totally ignoring that Carly would have had every right to do so since about 5 minutes before Nelle fell, she was trying to kill Carly! Nina should be glad that Carly actually tried to pull Nelle up, I’d a let that bitch fall! And the excuse that she tried to tell Carly but Carly started yelling and telling her that she’s not going to let her see Wiley, so Nina got mad and decided to say nothing about Sonny being alive is, again, Nina seeing herself as innocent victim. She forgot that there was a very good reason Carly was so pissed off, because Nina went and told a 2 year old that the only mother he remembers, Willow, was NOT his mother and he got very upset! A normal person wouldn’t have done that. All she had to say was that she was his grandmother, he’s two, explanations aren’t necessary at this time! But, no, she tried to explain about Nelle (the “daughter” that, in reality, tried to kill his father, his grandmother, and his mother, Willow) as though Nelle was just a misguided youth and not a scheming psychopath!

This is just a wonderfully acted, terrible storyline, one of far too many over the years. If they wanted to give Sonny amnesia, let him forget his history with Carly and let he and Olivia get together. Much more drama because of their personal history, her friendship with Carly, and his history with the Q’s. But instead, as usual, boring won out.

I forgot to say that I really couldn’t believe Carly today when she told Sonny how long and hard they searched for him. For what, all of a week maybe,?

I was glad Carly and Jason admitted where their feelings were taking them on their wedding night to Sonny in record time for a soap instead of dragging this part of the story out. I want Jason with Brit. Not sure about Sonny and Nina because I think it has to be Mike to make them work. But I think there is still room for some kind of relationship. As for Sonny and Carly, they might stay together, but they will never be the same. And as Diana said, “there was always three in our marriage.”

This is definitely NOT the most interesting storyline on GH right now.

With the Drew and Liesl abductions, they’ve somehow snuck in a compelling umbrella storyline that involves at least a dozen characters. This should be the lead story right now. Cameron Mathison (and his abs) are a welcome edition as Drew.

The end of the stalker storyline is also more interesting. Maura West has helped elevate Nicholas Chavez’s performance. Mark Teschner (as usual) did a great job casting Spencer and Esme.

Time to move along the Portia/Curtis and Brando/Sasha stories. Although they come across nicely as a couple, Brando and Sasha could leave town without a mention and the show could seamlessly continue.

The new Spenser is a find, for sure but I still cannot feel comfortable with NuNick. Esme is fantastic. This actress owns every scene she is in! Personally, I think she is Ryan’s daughter.

Definitely Ryan’s daughter. Now they just have to make a plausible case for who her mother would be. I’m guessing Alex Devane. Since both she and Ryan once worked for the “DVX” (the GH version of the KGB) they probably knew each other. Esme could easily pass as Finola Hughes’ daughter.

Unfortunately this would also make her Whiny Heiny’s half-sister, and the last thing that idiot needs is more family ties.

I think Peter pecked his final pepper!

Timmm
I think Peter packed his peppers, not pecked, but your version is funnier.

Steve
I wouldn’t miss them either, but they better take that horrible Gladys with them. I’d never leave her alone with my baby , grandmother or not.

Gladys should have been in the Limo when it went bye bye!

I’d like to see Gladys and Carly trapped in a limo for an hour with Gladys constantly getting on Carly’s nerves. That’s the only reason to keep the character on.

Love or hate her, Bonnie Burroughs as Gladys definitely has presence.

The same people like Sonny , I like Gladys.

I want Sonny and Carly to work things out! Simply that! I realize there are people who dislike them, but they are by far my favorite couple on the show.

I am glad that they’re your favorite couple.

I loved how honest Carly and Jason were with Sonny about their feelings and their intentions. This rarely happens on a soap. What was really cool is the stories were told separately and they matched. These three are close and anything other than being honest to each other wouldn’t have jived with who these three are. Its a soap and Nina is also included in this variable so something bad is bound to happen. I just want Jason to be with Britt. Sonny and Carly will always find their way back to each other.

I love this story! I think they are playing all the beats and mining it for all it’s worth instead of “Oh, Sonny’s back. Now we can return to normal.” No you can’t. Normal was shot to pieces when Nina kept her secret all those months ago. There’s nine months of story for these characters to process. That doesn’t disappear in two days. I think everyone is doing a great job playing the fall out. And as a bonus, I’m so happy Phyllis is in PC. Hope she stays.

I do and have always loved Olivia. I’ve never seen her turn away from a problem or compound one as she has been lately. First with Ned who has been bending over backwards to make amends for his indescretion with Alex. I understand why she doesn’t want to accept the idea that her child could be Autistic, but she has to be blind to not see that her son has a problem. She is such a smart and insightful woman, but I want to just shake her. Also, why hasn’t Monica noticed anything strange about Theo, especially in contrast to the three other older kids living there, not including Wylie and the baby. I understand why she doesn’t want to believe Austin but Monica would be different. Also beside the other adults living there, why hasn’t Willow noticed this kid, she’s a teacher for goodness sake.

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General Hospital Co-Stars Share Their Grief and Mourn the Loss of Johnny Wactor

There has been an outpouring of grief, sadness and remembrances for former General Hospital actor, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin 2020-2022), who the world learned was shot and killed on Saturday in a senseless theft and act of gun violence.

As previously reported, Wactor was only 37-years-old. The incident, as told by Wactor’s mother to TMZ, which ultimately took his life, occurred when three individuals attempted to steal the catalytic converter from Johnny’s car. Once alerted to the situation. Wactor did not try to stop or interfere in the theft but the unidentified suspects shot him anyway and then got a way.

Many of Johnny’s former GH castmates took to social media in the last several hours with heartbreaking and touching words on the loss of Wactor. Here are just some below, and Michael Fairman TV will continue to update these remembrances as they are posted.

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Sofia Mattsson (Sasha) – My heart is so utterly broken… Johnny was the absolute best. So genuine. So caring. Incredibly hard working and humble. With a huge heart that spread so much kindness and joy. He always made sure everyone around him felt seen, heard and loved. I admire the man he was so much and I’m a better person for having known him. We shared so many special moments, both on and off screen, and I will forever cherish them deeply in my heart. You will be so incredibly missed Johnny… I’m sure you’re already busy taking care of everyone up there.”

Chad Duell (Michael): “Some POS scum taking the life of someone who’s making something of themselves, and an amazing person. So disgusting and infuriating. Don’t know what else to say.. just so wrong.”

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Jon Lindstrom (Kevin): “When the tears slow down, I am literally sick to my stomach at this news. Johnny was one of those rare young men in this business who was kind, unassuming, humble, and always thought about other people. A talented young guy who just wanted to share that talent with the world. I wish I had enough love to fill the hole that his loved ones must feel right now, but I know that’s impossible. Johnny will be missed on this plane. For a long time to come. R.I.P.”

Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis): “An absolutely inconceivable, enraging & senseless tragedy. Johnny was a lovely man. Condolences to his family & friends. May they find eventual peace & may his memory be a blessing.”

Finola Hughes (Anna): “Gutted…. 🕊️ sending my deepest condolences to his family 🤍 I feel I must add to this post. The shock is so terrible, for such a genuine young man to be taken so violently. I am incredibly sad for his family. He was a very hardworking person, kind and extremely respectful to his fellow cast members. I am so sorry for his loss 🤍 Johnny Wactor xxx”

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Kirsten Storms (Maxie): “I’m in a state of disbelief and complete sadness. I don’t typically do posts like this, but Johnny was such a special person and it feels important (for me) to put these words out there. To Johnny’s mother and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Johnny was one of those rare “real individuals” that you almost never come across. I was fortunate enough to have some really good conversations with him where we discussed things I don’t typically open up about. For some reason, we talked about the deep stuff. He was a safe space for those conversations and, in turn, he would talk about his life. He genuinely cared about people and their journeys in life. During his time on GH I witnessed him work hard and truly have respect for every single person in our building. I just cannot believe that his life was stolen from him the way it was. My heart hurts. RIP Johnny”

Bonnie Burroughs (ex-Gladys): “I am heartbroken and sickened by this terrible loss. Johnny I love you. My heart breaks for your real mom and your whole family. The world is darker now.”

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Ashton Arbab (ex-Dev): “Absolutely heartbroken while typing this. Johnny Wactor was not only my tv dad for more than 25 episodes on General Hospital but he was a great human, a kind soul, an inspiration and a one of a kind actor. May your soul rest in peace. Heaven gained an Angel.”

Perry Chen (Brad): Johnny Wactor was a beautiful, beautiful soul. So talented. As you can see from the promo clip, always up for anything. Funny as all heck. Fit as all hell but also loved ice cream and ate all the junk I did as well. We all were cheated of many years with him.

Kelly Thiebaud (ex-Britt):  “Johnny Wactor, you were one of the good ones. I’m so sorry this happened to you. RIP”

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William deVry (ex-Julian): “Honestly, words can’t begin 2 express the sadness with which 2 convey my feelings towards losing another GH Alum. The senselessness of this lose is beyond description. Johnny was such a good guy. Really horrible. RIP Johnny Wactor & much love & comfort to those who loved him.”

Laura Wright (Carly): “In shock. My heart breaks for Johnny’s family. You were an incredible man.”

Kathleen Gati (Obrecht): Another talented, kind and generous General Hospital colleague gone too soon. Deepest condolences to the family, friends, colleagues and fans of Johnny Wactor.”

Cynthia Watros (Nina): “What a kind soul. We lost an amazing man.”

The official General Hospital social media accounts on X and Instagram shared: “The entire General Hospital family is heartbroken to hear of Johnny Wactor’s untimely passing. He was truly one of a kind and a pleasure to work with each and every day. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this difficult time.”

What do you think about some of the remembrances of Johnny Wactor as shared by his former GH co-stars and friends af learning he was shot and killed? Comment below.

 

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‘General Hospital’ Favorite Johnny Wactor Dead at 37

Former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin), has died. Wactor’s mother, Scarlett confirmed to TMZ, that her son passed away early Saturday morning on May 25th. He was 37-years-old.

The details surrounding Johnny’s death are harrowing. He was reportedly shot and killed in downtown Los Angeles after three unidentified suspects were allegedly seen trying to steal a catalytic converter from his car,” shared Scarlett. She was also told Johnny didn’t try to fight or stop them. However, the men shot him anyway before taking off and fleeing the scene of the crime.

According to police reports, the paramedics rushed to the scene just after 3 AM PT, but Wactor died on his way to the hospital. At this time, police have not shared the description of the three suspects, but Johnny’s mother, is hoping they will be found soon.

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Wactor made his GH debut in 2020 as Brando and was the son of Gladys Corbin (Bonnie Burroughs). Brando fell in love with Sasha Gilmore ( got married and then the couple lost their premature son, Liam, which tore them both apart. In 2022, Brando was killed by the serial killer, The Hook, which turned to be Heather Webber (Alley Mills).

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One of Johnny’s first acting credits was in 2007 on Lifetime’s Army Wives. He later starred as Johnny in NBC’s Siberia, a supernatural drama filmed in the reality competition series vein. He also had several dramatic guest-starring roles in series such as: Criminal Minds, NCIS, Station 19 and more. As well, on the film side, Wactor had a featured role in 2016’s USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage, a World War II drama starring Nicolas Cage and Tom Sizemore. More recently (in 2024), he starred as Marcus in Dead Talk Tales: Volume I.  Wactor was also seen in several national commercials.

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Johnny is survived by his mother and younger brothers, Grant and Lance.

Share your thoughts and condolences for Johnny’s family, and please share your heartfelt remembrances of Johnny, who tragically is now gone too soon, via the comment section below.  Michael Fairman TV will continue to update this developing story.

 

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General Hospital’s Michael Easton Delivers the ‘Power Performance of the Week’

Last week over several episodes, General Hospital, handed the ball to one of their longstanding MVP’s Michael Easton (Finn), and he took it all the way in for a touchdown. The backdrop was the lead up to, and then the heartbreaking death of Finn’s father, Gregory Chase (played by Gregory Harrison), and its aftermath.

Through it all, Easton gave every scene its weight, made every scene compelling, and brought us, and we are certain many viewers, to tears throughout it. There is no question come Emmy-time 2025, this is one of the performances that must be remembered, and Michael has the scenes for his reel to back that up.

The set-up was coming off of Finn’s brother, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) wedding to Brook Lynn Quartermaine (Amanda Setton). Gregory asked the nuptials be a bit fast-tracked to ensure he could be present for it, for he was suffering from the illness for which there is no cure, ALS.  At the wedding reception, Finn slipped and took a sip of a glass of champagne, which began to break his seven years of sobriety.

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Once back from the reception, Finn and his dad, have the ultimate father/son talk, knowing they are on borrowed time. Finn and Gregory have also had a very strained relationship at one point; due to both’s involvement with Jackie Templeton. But with all that behind them, and in the present, Gregory was able to tell Finn how proud he was of him, and Finn said the same to his dad. There were tears, we all bawled, and then it was time to get Gregory ready for bed. Due to his symptoms from ALS, Gregory needs help getting undressed. Finn helps out his dad, before telling him goodnight. Gregory flashes back to his life and seemingly falls asleep, but he never wakes up.

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The next morning, Finn finds him cold and dead in his bed and sits on the floor at his dad’s bedside and weeps. Overwhelmed and alone, Finn pours himself a drink from the bottle left as a gift by the Cerullos. He has now lost his sobriety, completely. Things get even tougher for Finn when his daughter, Violet (Jophielle Love) comes home from school and he has to tell her that her grandfather died. He also had to call his brother, who was about to leave on his honeymoon, and tell him the bad news.

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After having a bit more to drink, Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) stops by and they have an argument over his drinking and his unwillingness to let her take Violet with her for the night, which puts a strain in their relationship. Later, when Chase and Brook Lynn show up they can both see that Finn hit the bottle. When Chase finally gets some one-on-one time with his brother, he is able to get through to him.

While mourning the loss of his father, Finn realizes he needs to get cleaned up and get to a meeting. For Finn, as he recounted, having to witness the paramedics taking Gregory’s lifeless body with them was something no son wants to see and was more they could bear.

It was all heart-wrenching, beat by beat. Easton gave us all the layers and complexities and took us inside what Finn was feeling and how he was trying to cope with this terrible loss and tragedy. For all of these reasons, and those cited above, Michael Fairman TV names Michael Easton’s work, the Power Performance of the Week.

Now let us know, do you agree with our pick of Michael Easton for his work on GH for ‘Power Performance’ honors? And what moment from the episodes discussed above really brought you to tears the most? Comment below.

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