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GENERAL HOSPITAL: "I Would Know You Anywhere" … Laura Wright & Steve Burton Serve Up Emotional On-Screen Reunion!

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Bring out the hankies! Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it the highly-anticipated reunion of Carly and Jason (AKA Patient Six).

Played to perfection by Laura Wright (Carly) and Steve Burton (Jason/Six) the moments brought the feels, and illustrated their undeniable on-screen chemistry as bff’s forever.  Alone at Sonny’s house, Jason/Six shows up.  Carly apologizes to him, and takes the blame herself for believing that the man who was at first “Jake Doe” was the real Jason Morgan.  Carly did have a major hand in convincing everyone that “Jake Doe” was Jason and involved Spinelli with his computer program, as well.  Carly admits there was a huge hole in her heart when Jason/Six died, and she feels guilt for thinking the current man running around town as Jason (Billy Miller) was him.

Jason/Six tells Carly a bit about where has been for the past five years … held against his will in a Russian Clinic, getting help from a patient to escape (Wait till Carly finds out that was Ava, and wait till Jason/Six finds out Ava’s part in Morgan’s death!), and a priest to get back to Port Charles to reclaim his life.  However, Jason/Six doesn’t have any recollection of the last five years, or how it got to be 2017!

A still regretful Carly asks Jason/Six if some other woman was in Port Charles with a different face, but had her memories, would he believe it was her?  Jason/Six answers with a “no”, because “I would know you anywhere” to which an emotional Carly says, “And I would know you anywhere” and that she knew it was her best friend the minute he walked through the doors with Sam (Kelly Monaco) in his arms.

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Jason/Six asks if the “other guy” is a good man and a good husband to Sam.  Carly says he is.  She pleads with him to go to the hospital and see his wife.

The emotional encounter also becomes sad when he tells Carly he knows Morgan died, and he visited his grave. Carly opens up to Jason/Six that Morgan had bipolar disorder, but did not want to give him the details at that moment of how he died.  Jason/Six also tells Carly while he lost five years, he gained two people back in his life who he believed were dead: Robin and Jake. After the tear-filled reunion with Carly, Jason/Six heads to Sam’s hospital room where a more lucid Sam looks up form her bed and sees a Jason with his original face.

So, what did you think of Carly and Jason’s reunion?  Based on the latest intel from Andre’s (Anthony Montgomery) admission to Franco (Roger Howarth)  …. that he invented a program that puts one person’s memories into someone else’s, and he began his test project give years ago on twin brothers  – until the WSB backed out of the project so he jumped at the chance to get funding from another source  -who do you think is really Drew and who do you think will turn out to be Jason? According to Andre, there is no way he knows of to get one of the twins memory back.  Therefore… there are two men who believe they are the same person. He leaves key information for Franco, who now will be armed with the truth!  Comment below!

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Jimh
Jimh

I think they just conceived a child…lol

Celia
Celia

Aha, Jimmy. My advice for Six is: STAY AWAY from Carly and Sonny, PLEASE!!
And, forget Sam….I like you just the way you are….she will just turn you into the boring, one-dimensional, she-( Medusa) turned-me-into-stone-again, with her inaudible, inane mumblings.
Turn into Hermes/Mercury and fly away into the arms of someone else.

Jimh
Jimh

But is he really Jason or the twin…what if he is someone else=an imposter???

dmr
dmr

HAHAHA, Jimh, YUP! Celia, Monotone Sam serves up the same scene whether she is comatose in a hospital bed or at a launch party-as boring as they come!

Celia
Celia

I amend that, Jimmy….I had not watched Carly and Jason interact before I posted. Actually, I think Carly and he belong together.

Stanley
Stanley

love your interpretation!

Fanny
Fanny

Honestly their chemistry is undeniable…some things never change!!!
Anyone who’s really familiar w/ Jason & Carly’s background story,
will say the same thing….the moment Jason told her to “take a deep
breath and count to 10”. My heart sang!!! He would always say that to
her. Jason like no other could reason with her, calm her, make her see
the light.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Fanny,
I am not familiar with Jason and Carly, but I sensed the chemistry; the connection between them, as soon as their eyes met …..in slow-mo, now ( lol) across the room.
I felt a shiver …..I get nothing when Sonny and Carly come together.
I do not like Carly, the character….but, I love Laura Wright …..she is a very sensuous woman—what a gift I had today—Burton and Laura fit like a glove……they should be paired. Imagine Sonny’s outrage?….
Sputtering and stuttering while having a conniption.

Shay
Shay

Personally, my favorite part of their conversation was when Carly attempted to regale “6” with tales of how Sonny seduced her away from Franco….and he promptly put an end to it by saying he didn’t want to hear about it!!!! Yeah, me, too!!!! I knew exactly how he felt!!!! (TMI….)

Celia
Celia

Well, Jimmy, Jason asvan imposter is a possibility. However, if his memories have been transmitted into his brain by Dr Klein, and/or Andre, Jason will be unaware of that fact.
Either Jasons could be an ‘imposter’, I think.

Jimh
Jimh

Dr. FrankenKlein and Patient6 just might be his monster…

Celia
Celia

You know what, Jimmy?….Jason2 is trying very hard to convince Sam he is the real Jason Morgan.
I saw an icy glare in his eyes, today, which I had never seen before ( Ahhh, Billy….such a good actor).
Has he fooled everyone?
I am so frustrated, I want to scream, Jimmy.

K/kay
K/kay

Well BM/ Jason said I would never leave your side even if Sonny told me too stay with him wear your high heeled boots just keep Liz out of it leave her alone

Patrick
Patrick

“…Ahhh, Billy….such a good actor ”

after all the introductions and welcome back… sans who “Sam” chooses

so be it

it’s on to the mob

WHO – what character will fly

rise above – the heralded one

this is the opportune time for @GH / TPTB to just let go and lease on life

Billy Miller

he is the reason i’m watching

WAIT – PLUS w/ Steve Burton

please some one – any one

tell me.. that the connection with Liz is undeniable

especially.. with .. the renewed HEART that his first born son – lil Jake – IS

palpitation

Jimh
Jimh

I keep thinking of The Terminator when Jason is on…i expected him to say,”You should had known..i be back!!!”….

Celia
Celia

“I’ll be back!!”…..

Celia
Celia

@Patrick.
Patrick….I, absolutely, agree with you. Anna and Finn create no BOOM…..nothing, niente, rien, nichts, nada.
Just as bland as Billy’s Jason and Sam . ( speaking of Jason2—could he be an ally of Klein and Andre?…. just a suspicion.)
Now, Laura and Kevin? The sexual undertones are screaming to be heard. Ha!! Love, love, love this couple.

Jimh
Jimh

Patient6 is Oliver’s father and Tamara Braun-Dr.Kim(ex Carly) is the mother!

Celia
Celia

You may be on to something, Jimmy. Six could, very well, be Oscar’s father….Andre did say that the Patient was out there thinking certain people were his family ( paraphrasing). Makes sense.
I assumed Tamara would be his mother and Wes or whoever of the Jasons Drew is, the fsther.

Shay
Shay

@jimh…..All I know is that the best reaction to “Jason’s” return—-at least, thus far—–has been Epiphany’s! Wasn’t she just priceless??? So nice they finally brought her out of storage for that momentous occasion!!!!

Jimh
Jimh

Im still wondering what happened to Alice???

rebecca1
rebecca1

Alice? Olivia Falconeri Quartermine vanquished her with all of the OTHER PEOPLE, TRADITIONS, AND ASSORTED MAINSTAYS that are House Quartermaine!!!!!!

Or…she was booted for budget.

🙁

John
John

It has been must see TV ! The writing and the performances have been top notch and I have to also include the Kevin and Laura engagement as well ! Genie Francis is still stunning !

Sissy
Sissy

I agree! I don’t remember when I’ve looked so forward to watching it every day!

rose
rose

John…I really, really liked the Laura/Kevin engagement interlude. Both looked “stunning.” Just the kind of romance many viewers like. Even Anna and Finn have some romantic potential, but also the adventure we associate with Ana and Robert. And agree the writing and performances have been worth waiting for. But I would hope guns become less of the GH story. Way too many in real life news everyday that are not being dealt with…don’t need them in our soaps. Especially one with a hospital name.

Patrick
Patrick

I do not think.. there is any chance of Anna and Dr. Finn –

even Mac telling Felicia – ” he’s an uptight guy”

just not any where near Anna personality. the knowing looks are not enough … they do not communicate on any level.

TRY AS THEY MIGHT @GH / TPTB

as they are doing with Roger Howarth; Michael Easton. it’s time to pull the plug

cya

Debra m
Debra m

Agree. The acting has been superb through out this whole crazy two Jason story. I am surprised how interested I really am in how the story is going to involve. Steve Burton’s return has been a plus for the show. His acting and just the emotion he shows in his eyes has been a stand-out.

Steve
Steve

The show is riveting to watch these days. After Jane Elliott left, until Steve Burton came back, GH seemed to be treading water. Even the storylines I’m not crazy about have some good elements as Maxie was finally back when she ripped into Amy.

Patrick
Patrick

Maxie finally had her cute back on –

this ask man landers thing… a spoof on and for ” the wooden dream boat” to showcase his finest stud

dag! it doesn’t matter… he’s a keeper.. and I know.. women will charge if he’s any less

I truly wish… @GH would spend the dime plus to get Ellie Trout back on the telee.. that’s where Nathan is so natural…. and dream boated extra

Ellie Trout completed his beefcake

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

A beautifully played scene; Genie was a complete knockout.
And as one (!) person who happened to view that “other” wedding that Laura alluded to, I couldn’t help noticing the parallels: a lovely red velvet in the same color family as the dress Laura danced in at Wyndom’s department store, the “dance” she and Kevin had. I thought it was someone’s (maybe Genie’s?) to somehow pay homage to that iconic scene but to show that Laura is a not that same young woman as she was then–gave depth and poignancy to the scene. Loved it!
And I long for more unhurried, lovely scenes like that with great dialogue–sorely lacking for the most part. Made me long for “classic” GH scenes that I must watch on Youtube now because there’s as scarce as hen’s teeth on the current GH.

And I just wanted to say that I had posted earlier that the scene where Sonny comes upon Jason in the same house and the subsequent “reconciliation” scene was not so dramatic as the first scene between them should have been. I think Jason’s (“6”) very first appearance should have been the scene where he burst in the room carry Samantha–THAT was dramatic and made the impact that Steve Burton’s first scene SHOULD have made.

rose
rose

Nancy…Nice reminder about the red velvet. And I so agree it was great to see vintage, unhurried, dare i say “adult” courting…if there is such a thing anymore…leading up to the engagement scene. Sigh!

Patrick
Patrick

Nancy – i’m so w/ rose

“vintage, unhurried, “adult” courting ”

dashing beautiful alluring heart fly pulse whetting .. all the charge complete

I love these two… LOVE THEM

Karen
Karen

What an amazing Emmy performance Laura Wright! It was absolutely stellar. ” It’s know you anywhere.” What more could I say? Welcome back steve.

Daisy Day
Daisy Day

The best General Hospital in years.
Jason was always there for Sam, Sonny, Carly, Michael and Morgan. Stone Cold is back! I can’t wait for Sam to realize her Jason is back.
The acting is Emmy reels. Steve Burton is the best!

aria
aria

i have enjoyed it myself, although i’m not a fan of the original foursome,( carly,sonny, sam and jason) and how they were always so high and mighty w/ everyone else, its still a great storyline and i can’t wait for the way it will play out , its interesting to note that poor andrew/jaosn is quickly feeling left out by sonny and carly, and soon sam, he’s going to feel like everyone else feels when the holler foursome “reunite” but theres still more to come, i can’t wait for Liz part in this storyline especially given the fact she knows jason/andrew are twins. Let the must see tv begin.

Patrick
Patrick

i’m going to shout from the mountain top

Liz and Drew

all the rest be damned

the current day Bonnie and Clyde and everything hotted out

this is passion trigger

what could : Sonny / Carly / Steve Burton / Michael Easton / Roger Howarth possible offer .. that includes @Michael and Nelle. so staid and lackey

Steve
Steve

When Burton said something like “there’s only one you”, I yelled at the screen, “there’s actually 4 Carlys”.

As emotional as they got, Carly reverted to typical pushy form coercing him to go see Sam at GH. In the car, she probably reminded him not to see his mother while he was there.

Still waiting for Burton’s character to ask “Where’s Connie?”

Satan
Satan

4 Carlys??

Even Jason has probably forgotten about the literal trainwreck that was Carly 3.0

Thank all that’s unholy that they pulled the plug on that mess and brought in Laura Wright, who has played the role well ever since. (As did SJB & TB, but I really didn’t think Claudia was necessary, and I’m not convinced that TB is going to work that great as Oscar’s mommy – and probably Drew’s long lost wife)

Shay
Shay

@Satan….I’ve never understood the romance some viewers seem to have with the character of Carly….I’ve always found her eminently unlikeable, regardless of her portrayer, although Laura Wright is the only one who has made her even occasionally bearable. The other two notable actresses who played the role both managed to turn me off big time, and, as such, bringing them back to the GH canvas in alternative guises has never seemed like a sensible prospect to me. Claudia was an ghastly disaster and I have no expectation that TB’s Dr. Nero will prove to be any more of a welcome addition to Port Charles than was that highly abrasive Zaccara mob princess.

Jimmy
Jimmy

I had forgotten about Connie! Well, not the character, but the connection between her and Jason. It will definitely be interesting to see Jason’s reaction to learning that Ava killed Connie and was partly responsible for Morgan’s death too. After her acts in Russia that helped save him, will Jason forgive her? Will he help Sonny and Carly reach forgiveness too?

Harry
Harry

and I am still waiting for the Burton character to ask,”Where’s AJ?”

Satan
Satan

Why would he? As far as he knows, AJ has been dead since the last time he was a short guy with dark hair.

The last Sean Kanan appearance didn’t begin until after Jason’s alleged “death” in 2012.

I’m sure eventually somebody will eventually mention it to him though. If they bring up the subject of what happened to Connie, it would be kind of hard NOT to mention AJ.

Steve
Steve

Actually, Burton’s character would think AJ died years ago when Billy Warlock left the show. Sean Kanan returned as AJ the week after Jason went into the harbor. Since we’ve never seen Billy Miller’s character mention AJ, I doubt Burton will.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

AJ came back from the dead the day after olJason was shot on the pier by Faison (masked as Duke).

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yes, when? If?

Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

She’s such a liar!

Chrystie-Delancey
Chrystie-Delancey

My comment got cut off.

I meant to say that Carly is a liar because Sonny tried to explain to her that it was Jason and he had been talking to him, but she was a doubting Thomas. She flat out believed him. Now, she says, the minute she saw him, blah blah blah. LOL!

I love the friendship. I think something is to be said about male-female platonic friends like this. My best friend is a guy too and it is like having another brother.

Celia
Celia

Hi, Chrystie,
You’re right, of course…I thought the same thing. But, Carly had not seen Jason in person.
It was a shock, I guess. Diane, Sonny and Carly are very adamant denying him….especially Carly. There was no doubt in her mind.
And, as we saw today, Diane is not one to be easily fooled…there are always tell-tale signs about someone one knows well. Nonetheless, this is a soap and ‘facts’ may change at any given moment.
Agreed, my friend….love Carly and Jason together….the relationship should go further than platonic. I see/read so much more in their look; their touch.
And, yes…other than my siblings, my best friend is a guy; but he’s gay….

Soaphound
Soaphound

Well, Laura hit it out of the park with the Burton return. No surprise there. What DID surprise me was Carly’s acknowledgement of how great Billy/Jason has been to them and how devoted he is to Sam. Quite a difference from that ungrateful Sonny, who seems ready to forget about Billy altogether. I’m waiting for him to try and put a hit on Billy/Jason any day now, with only Carly to stop him. I know I’m in a minority here, but I’m already re-bored with Mr. Burton’s limited bag of acting tricks, though the story does interest me, primarily because Franco and new Jason (if he’s this Drew) may be able to rekindle their friendship. Those 2 actors onscreen together are the real fireworks, not Sam.

Timmm
Timmm

Being “Re-bored” is your right but you must be awfully hard to please! Steve has done an amazingly emotional job!

Soaphound
Soaphound

You may be right Timm. We all have our faves. And I admit some of my frustration with the powers that be may unfairly trickle down. I just don’t connect much with Mr. Burton, but right now I’m so angry with Sonny and his treatment of new Jason that I’d take a full hour of old Jason instead of that ingrate Corinthos. I think the 2 Jasons should become friends (if not brothers) and kick Sonny to the curb! CHEERS, Timm.

MB
MB

Limited bag of acting tricks? How ridiculous. He has shown more range of emotion, more intensity even in the scenes when he was not talking than all the other big stars from other soaps combined. Burton is an actor who takes on a role, stays in character and commands attention.

Miller has zero expressiveness in his face and garbles his words with a voice that is barely audible. Howarth just squints, makes the “I smell garbage” face, blinks, stutters and flails around. He’s a tick actor who chews the scenery and steps on other performers.

The scenes with Carly were great but also look at the scenes with Sonny & Jason last week , theywere intense with each actor giving the other room and allowing each to hit their beats. Howarth at the same time burst into Andre’s office, flopped on the couch, waved his arms, jumped up and down, the actor who plays Andre had no chance. Then you see Andre in scenes with Dr. Klein and they are compelling because the actors give each other room and advance the story. They are in character and serving the story. Howarth is just doing schtick so his fans can talk about how great he is. He isn’t.

So please with people taking shots at Burton.

Patrick
Patrick

Soaphound : let’s bond and hand tricks out

I too fail to see the relevance of kick off and much ado about

this battle of wills between Jasons over Sam.. after all the shock absorbers fail

his eyes speak the same dramatic effort

Sonny and Carly are cray cray

this has got to stop

FOCUS on the rest of the denizen

so it’s said to be a 9 month penetration.. and 3 year contact … contract ?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Great performances as has been during this entire story. And to anyone who knew Jason when Steve Burton played him, it leaves no doubt that he is the Jason they’ve all known and loved. Yet, it’s so obvious that perhaps it’s not him.

Two twins, same “before” face, same DNA, same memories. Yet, Billy’s Jason doesn’t act like the original Jason. Even to us viewers (who knew Jason before.)

The question is, is there a Jason Morgan that we all knew who married Sam…but was always Drew? Or, did the experiments on one of them (and his memories ) only begin a few years ago? How was Helena involved? Did she know when she was programming Jason that he wasn’t the original?

Great story! (Can’t help but feel bad for Billy’s Jason. While Steve Burton is exemplary at playing his part, so, too, is Billy as he starts realizing those he’s been close to seem to be abandoning him.)

Patrick
Patrick

I am keenly back… watching Billy Miller performance

every since; the Media Party. it’s a little tough watching him with Sam… like Sonny , these two drag

watching his expression and body language as he’s told Sam that every one is believing SB IS Jason.

i’m holding fast that Billy Miller launches himself OUT and , as we all know, BM fighting spirit will

kudos , at last, that Billy Miller is getting material to let us know .. he’s not lost his skillset. mindset… dang !

when Sam awoke @hospital…. and their they were standing side by side…

YIKES ! who could you not take your eyes off

rebecca1
rebecca1

glad your enthusiasm is back, Patrick! 😉

Soaphound
Soaphound

Yes, Rebecca, I agree the story has been compelling and better than I anticipated. And thank you for highlighting my pet peeve — the cruel, ungrateful abandonment of Billy/Jason by Sonny. The way he just shrugged his pompous shoulders when Billy was begging for help finding Sam? Unforgivable! Even Patient 6 acknowledged that Billy is a victim also. But not Sonny! Let’s hope our Billy is treated fairly in coming storylines. And a bonus…that sexy Dr. Klein (Gene Farber). That’s one scientist I’d like to ‘experiment’ with.

Celia
Celia

Naughty, naughty, naughty, Soaphound. LOL.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Soaphound…you crack me up! You and Dr. Klein…he’s a cutie. Can act, too. But not sure we’ll be seeing much more of him.

I completely agree with you as you know regarding Sonny’s dismissal of Billy aka Jason…especially after how many times he’s put his life on the line for him. But I do disagree with you regarding Steve Burton…I think he’s been superlative since he’s been back. I’ve been riveted and I’ve felt for both Jasons. I don’t like how Burton’s Jason is back in the Corinthos fold, though…for BOTH Jason’s to put their lives for Sonny/Carly is beyond nauseating.

LOL…but GH is on fire! This board hasn’t lit up like this since its inception!

Patrick
Patrick

“..And a bonus…that sexy Dr. Klein (Gene Farber). That’s one scientist I’d like to ‘experiment’ with. ”

I’m envious that you can say that with such relish

he’d be perfect for Anna…

it left me wondering

when both Dr. Klein and Andre were both adamant that this was a complete negligence from the get go

who will rise above this audacity

I VOTE Dr. Klein… he’s IT

su0000
su0000

He is not Jason, he is Stone Cold but not Jason, most likely Drew.
It has never been said the twins are identical, never.
And– they were seperated at birth and Heather sold one to the nurse.
((the DNA was switched by the people that had stone cold for 5yrs, of course))

At the end of 9 months it will be revealed that Franco is indeed a Quartermain twin as Heather has proclaimed him to be.. ahhh how sweet it will be 🙂
(( gotta love Heather and her notorious switcherooos ))

The Huge Earthshaking KAAABOOOM! promised will be– Franco Quartermain 🙂

Satan
Satan

Dragonshit….

Frodd isn’t a Quartermaine. It’s ridiculous enough that they call him a Baldwin. Lee was rolling over in his grave about that before he was even actually dead.

Shay
Shay

Thank you, Satan! (There are words I never thought I’d utter…..)

Patrick
Patrick

there is so much disconnect , no matter that they are brought in to prop.. this dullard conniption

Ava and Franco.. are still in disconnect.. no matter that both of them are fully aware of what’s going on

I hate that Roger Howarth is not written as strongly and astute as Todd form OLTL. why does he continually have to REEL with oddities and emotionally wrenched and no one cares ? outside of Liz.. she certainly doesn’t need this junk.. to be trapped to prop for Roger Howarth.. GH WRITERS STINK !!!!

they will give Ava for the time being.. at least a romp in the hay with Griffin.. altho.. I am LIKING very much this twosome. go against type… YES.. and let the chips fall where they may…. Anna tried… at least he wont’ be beholden to Sonny for any thing.

Harry
Harry

The two Jasons make me crave Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, and I finally figured out why.
Jason Morgan’s nickname is Stonecold and Drew’s nickname is Chubby Bunny.

dan
dan

I think Laura Wright has sometimes been given very difficult material to play at times, and Sonny and Carly are not always likeable characters. That being said, this woman never phones it in! She always brings it – the full range of emotions and I teared up during this episode because it was honest, heartfelt, believable and authentic. Whether you prefer another actor in the role from the past or not, she is a soap veteran for a reason – she can act with the best of them! I am enjoying the show more than I thought I ever thought I would again and give credit to everyone involved. ALL of the performances have been stellar. And Laura Wright as Carly has been incredible! The whole show is on fire. Congratulations GH. Can’t wait for more!

Patrick
Patrick

the full range of emotions – she does NOT possess.. anything of the like

@GH thinks they have the IT girl.. to trot out and speak with her presumed presence and almighty john deer tractor fully loaded with dung

dan
dan

I do not post here to criticize actors or other fans who disagree with me. You are entitled to your opinion but do it on your own – not a reply to my posts. Your negativity and silly John Deer metaphors are not needed.

Harry
Harry

I concur, Dan,
I am not a Carly fan by any stretch of the imagination but man, that Laura Wright always brings it. She has my utmost respect.

JK
JK

SOAP WATCHING DOESNT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS! LAURA WRIGHT HAS BEEN TERRIFIC…I SEE ANOTHER EMMY IN HER FUTURE!

Patrick
Patrick

@GH stomped all over the Emmy process.. trying .. and failing.. in exasperation to finagle a rigged emmy reel.. and LOST ( with the death of Morgan )

this year is going to be Kassie DePaiva @DAYS

Karen McEachern
Karen McEachern

Steve Burton is Jason. Andre took his memories and put them into Billy Miller. I love Billy Miller , but there is only one Jason and Steve Burton proved it when he burst back into GH as no one else can do. The writing is fantastic and everyday leaves us waiting for the next one. Thank you GH writers and Frank V.

Timmm
Timmm

You know any of you Steve Burton naysayers who thought he was “Stone Cold” only, I hope you are impressed with Steve’s amazing performance since returning to GH. Case in point, if you watched Jason’s reaction when Carly told him Morgan was bi polar, you could see Steve show his character being taken back by the news and then those eyes sealed the scene. What an amazing job. He has made Carly express her admittance to being wrong, guilty and vulnerable with her feelings and not her usual shouting and snootiness! Great job by both actors!

Celia
Celia

You bet, T…….I am thoroughly impressed with Steve and his role. This story is sooooo unrealistic, it is better told on Mars….that’s how fantastical it is…but, Steve makes it believably real.
I am completely floored by his talent.
Right now, his is the only story which keeps me mesmerized.

Darnell
Darnell

Although this storyline is awesome and the writers are twisting and turning to make us think that the Jason car accident back in the 1900’s was when the switch took place, it’s not gonna change my mind the SB is the real deal. I get it. If they want to prolonge this story, they have to make everyone think it’s a possibility and piss you off. Kudos for that GH. BUT…….BM is Drew. Why? The real Jason don’t react like he does. BM acts like his brain is about to explode when he’s angry. Not to mention the dashboard head injury during the car accident. Plus, I don’t even think Helena was even in the picture at that point. BM is definitely ripe to take over ELQ. This character will give BM’s acting chops a challenge. He and Sam have become boring.

Patrick
Patrick

Darnell : thank you for sharing

if this storyline.. extradites Billy Miller OUT of the Corinthos’ Orbit.. it’s all I’ve asked for. he’s an incredible actor.. that @GH cannot write for ?

is this Shelley and Frank time for redemption ?

I realize that @GH at one time.. had HOT talent that the audience accepted.

I’m not going to sit here and drool and whet myself over :

Sonny / Carly / Steve Burton ?

seriously

GH showcase your talent.. the rest of the cast is ready to turn

Darnell
Darnell

There’s another take to this situation that can be explore red. Over the past few months, there’s been speculation about AMC character David Haywood coming to GH. AMC fans know that David performed similar experiments and would fit perfectly here. But James DePaiva character is a must go. This character is horrible and not even believable. GH need to turn him into a killer whose targets women with issues like Kiki due to mommie issues. And furthermore, Amy should go into a Fatal Attraction kind of thing with Nathan and Maxie.you’re on an upswing GH, keep it going!!!!!!!

Shay
Shay

@Darnell….I’ve long predicted that beneath Nurse Amy’s perturbingly perky exterior beats the heart of a bonafide psycho, so I’m with you all the way on the “Fatal Attraction” storyline suggestion. I also quite like your notion of the unsettlingly creepy Dr. Bensch as a serial killer, not for the least of reasons being that the GH canvas needs an efficient manner in which to clear the decks of its many annoying newbie femmes, and this odd duck of a doctor would make a most compelling cleaner-upper!

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Since Jason has no recollection of Robin post-lab explosion, we now know it was Drew that she broke out of Crichton-Clarke and they he was there for memory mapping cleanup and programming by Helena and Victor.

k/kay
k/kay

Oh Lordy the big liar Carly you were dying to marry Franco and it wasn’t because of Jason. I know I am not going to be able to stand it this constant laying all over Jason. Sam even if BM is not the true Jason stay with him because the other one is more in in love with Sonny & Carly then he ever was with you. Ugh!

Satan
Satan

Carly having anything to do with Frodd was completely out of character. It was also ridiculous to pair her up with Todd Manning before they had to change his name for legal reasons, but even more so when we were supposed to believe that Todd had become the serial killer who arranged the prison rape of Carly’s son and terrorized her friends Jason & Sam (among his many other crimes).

Carly would never have anything to do with that person… It was all about ReRon & his vanity compelling him to tie his OLTL pets to core GH characters, even after the Prospect Park lawsuit forced him to rename those characters. Turning Todd Manning into a dead serial killer was completely stupid. They would have had better luck claiming he was Blackie Parrish, fresh out of prison. (or just about any long lost GH character really, except possibly Casey the Alien)

Yeah, Roger Howarth doesn’t look a thing like John Stamos, but he doesn’t resemble James Franco in the least either, and we’re supposed to buy that dragonshit.

rebecca1
rebecca1

ahahhahaha!!! “dragonshit?” never heard that one. I LIKE it! lol…

Roger as Casey the alien. Again…points to you! 🙂

Howeva…I’ve said it before. I like Roger as Franco. I don’t even think of James Franco’s Franco because he’s become such a different character. As for Carly, you’re right. They did have to tie in the characters…but..since she DID fall for him and he DID save her life and loved her to pieces and was nothing but good to her…which she repaid him by cheating on him…it is beyond ludicrous that she has amnesia about all that and paints him as this horrid thing.

rebecca1
rebecca1

That pissed me off, too, k/kay! On the one hand, Carly DID get close to Franco when she thought he was Jason’s twin. I do remember that. But she always really fell in love with him! She believed that his dangerous actions were because of the tumor and she defended him against anyone who didn’t believe it! He also risked his life to save her when psycho Heather kidnapped her! Sonny didn’t lift a finger to find her. It was Franco who was frantic, it was Franco who wouldn’t give up searching for her and it was Franco who found her and took a bullet for her! The ONLY reason he backstabbed her was because he was devastated when he found out she was cheating on him with Sonny…just as she had cheated on Jax.

I was livid when I heard her bad-mouthing him to “Jason.” But then again she’s been doing so since their broken engagement…which was her fault. It was all her fault. She treats him the same way she treated AJ. I can’t stand her!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

second sentence: always should be “also”

Patrick
Patrick

salute.. because I’ve always said.. aint nothing wrong with a discerning eye to eye

this fait ac·com·pli is just that… after all the climax

this show is right back @ Sonny and Carly with dead Michael

Christy
Christy

Both guys are Jason Morgan, in the way they’ve both lived in Port Chuck as Jason Morgan, one for real and the other brainwashed by Maddox and Helena Cassadine. (Burton) This guy grew up with Betsy and Franco as Drew until the pushing down the stairs bit (bet it was Drew who pushed Franco, probably caused the tumor) . When the real Jason was i the car accident with AJ, the switch was made. Now Jason conveniently didnt remember who he was, who anyone else was, was was out of sorts with his Quartermaine family, joined Sonny and became a hitman) Later he was shot and squirreled away by H. Cassadine and then Valentin Cassadine – no coincidence that he ended up in the same Russian clinic that Valentin went to… V probably put him there after finding him at Cassadine Island. The real Jason (or the first) was at the Crighton Clinic (another Cassadine lab) and Robin thought he was the one and only Jason. He comes back to town, but by a car (ava), loses his face and memory – except gets planted memories of what the other guy was doing while he was in Port Charles. Elizabeth knew this Jason (Jake Doe) a long time ago before his car accident, same for Robin. His soldier like qualities like the other one were courtesy of Helena, remember she called him her soldier…..
I believe (burton) he’s Carly’s, Elizabeth’s, Robin’s and Sam’s “Jason”… But he’s not Jason Morgan.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Takes On Role Of John Gotti In Upcoming Lifetime Movie

Who better to use their mobster experience playing the iconic role of Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, and put it to good use, when taking on the role of a real-life mobster than Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard?

As revealed over the past weekend, Maurice Benard is hard at work filming a Lifetime Movie based on the life of Victoria Gotti called “The Victoria Gotti Story”.

Sharing the news via his social media, Benard expressed: “Thank you lifetime and everyone involved 4 a Beautiful opportunity.”

Recently, John Travolta played the notorious New York mobster in the movie Gotti released earlier this year.

The infamous Gotti, had a wife and a daughter both named Victoria.  So as to which point of view the film is focusing on is yet to be released.

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General Hospital’s Max Gail Opens Up On Portraying Mike’s Battle With Alzheimer’s & Making A Difference In People’s Lives

“What happens the day I wake up, and you guys are the strangers,” says Mike to his son, Sonny and his wife Carly (Laura Wright). “I left you before to my everlasting regret, but it’s going to happen. I’d do anything if I didn’t have to do it again, but it’s going to happen – one way or the other.  At least this way I could leave some good feelings, instead of disappearing before your eyes.”  Those words were said during a gut-wrenching scene on Friday’s episode of General Hospital, as Mike tries to come to terms with his deteriorating mental state in his battle with Alzheimer’s, and the hard realization that he may be better off in a care facility, instead of at his son’s home.  These scenes, as all the scenes in this storyline, have been exquisitely played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).

When Max Gail arrived on the GH canvas as the recast Mike Corbin in a role made soap-famous by Ron Hale, viewers did not know what to initially expect.  What they did know was that Max is an accomplished actor with a body of work from primetime dramas and comedies, film, and the stage, and that if he is coming to GH, he must be coming on board for something major.  Before GH, suffice to say, Gail is most remembered for his role as “Wojo” on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller that aired from 1975-1982.

In story on GH, Mike, who abandoned Sonny as a child, once again re-enters his son’s life, but soon we learn that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that the soap is tackling a story that is an important medical, social, and familial issue of our time.

Gail has been a revelation in this role.  A clear frontrunner for an Emmy, playing the facets, the levels, the characteristics, and the heartbreak of a person who is slowly losing everything they know near and dear to them, as in the end they are ultimately stripped of their dignity from this most horrific of diseases.

On a personal note, and as part of this conversation with Max, it was important for him and for me to share, that I lost my mother at the end of April of this year to Alzheimer’s.  So his work hits close to home, this story hits close to home, as it has also resonated for many viewers who have shared their stories on social media and when Max makes personal appearances.

Here now is this very special interview for Michael Fairman TV with an actor whom we can all agree is touching all of our lives.

You’re portraying a person suffering from Alzheimer’s and play the progression of the disease.  Do you feel pressure as an actor to get it right for those who have loved ones, or person’s afflicted with it?

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MAX:  It’s more like an urge, or a calling to find some kind of truth in it that I can connect with.  One of the things I’m inclined towards showing is someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia often just drifts off somewhere else.  “Where am I going?”  This has happened to me many times in life.  For instance, when I was a youngster, I can remember getting in my car, and I’d driven a long way from some party or something like that, and I’d been drinking, and I didn’t remember it.  I knew I’d gotten home somehow.  So, it’s not out of my realm.  I’ve learned that there are no set behaviors really… other than that it usually ends up being really difficult for caretakers, and seemingly really painful for many, if not most people suffering with Alzheimer’s, and losing connection and losing the ability to just function.  We are kind of on the cusp of that in story at GH.  I think it was originally proposed that I would play the part for just a few months, and to give me an out if it wasn’t working.  Maybe, there was a placeholder idea to ship Mike off to a home or something, but the storyline has touched so many people that it has been continuing.

The story has been so effective.  You’ve done such an amazing job, and the fans love Mike and what you’re doing with the character, and they’re on board on this journey.  It’ll be interesting to see how far they will take this with Mike.  Will we actually see him not being able to communicate anymore?  How far will the writers go to show the horrific aspects of Alzheimer’s? 

MAX:  I’m not sure.  You know, I’ve had times where I’ve got the scene, I get the writers, and I get the heart of it.  Other times, I find where that transition is from where Mike is lucid and clear, and other times what that state of mind is and that switch is, and what that is in behaviors and energy level.  I think there’s an ongoing downturn for Mike, and for me as an actor finding something in the moment and finding how it works with things that he does remember.  They’re trying to find a place for Mike within all of the interwoven drama of General Hospital.  I, frankly, had no idea how complex the range of storylines was.  Mike doesn’t really have control over his story.  I don’t want that as an actor.  Mike has some intentions that are really important to him.  I’m trying to find that balance where there are times when he has a pathetic, very sad remorse about what he has missed.  I think that underlies his feelings for his son, who he never could quite reach, because of his own failings as a father.  Sonny’s formative experiences growing up were then with his abusive stepdad.  Finding all of that is really important to do in a way that doesn’t make Mike just this sweet older man with Alzheimer’s.   It’s a wonderful challenge to be presented with.

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You brought up that Mike is seemingly very sweet in his demeanor now.  My mother, who I shared with you died a few months ago from Alzheimer’s was a strong-willed, feisty woman.  As the disease took hold of her, she became very sweet.   She became almost childlike.  The fire had gone out of her eyes.  You knew she didn’t know who you were, and so, all of that, as you know is so tough to witness as her son.  In terms of Mike and his ultimate care, everyone says they love him and want what is best for him, but that he needs to be taken care of because he gets confused, doesn’t know where he is sometimes. etc.  Sonny has been grappling with putting him in a care facility to be looked after, or to keep him with the Corinthos family under their roof.  However, Mike has come to a realization that he may need to be in facility all on his own, and doesn’t want to burden his son by living with him anymore.  That was a poignant moment, and another one of the best scenes has been when Mike couldn’t remember that Sonny was his own son. 

MAX:  Right and he doesn’t know if he’s around friends or around enemies.  This can be true of Alzheimer’s patients.

I had that happen with my mother when she came out to Los Angeles to see me for the last time.  She was out of her element, she was confused, and she broke down and cried in the hotel room.  She asked my father, “Why did you bring me here?” and he told her, “We came to see our son.”  It was heartbreaking.   Later, she had a moment of clarity and realized more of what was going on.  I think it’s those in-and -out moments that you portray so well on-screen.  I feel that they are very realistic to what I, and others, have experienced.

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MAX:  I appreciate that and sharing that with me, because you never know as an actor.  That place of “Where am I?  What is this?” makes me think of that “Summer Wind” moment from the Nurses’ Ball when it wasn’t just, “I’m embarrassed.  I don’t remember the words.”  It was, “I don’t know where the f**k I am.  I thought there was a band there, but there’s not.”  So, in a way, I just had to be there on this big soundstage and just feel this big space around me.  I could barely see that there were people out there.  It’s kind of a terrifying thing to a lot of people, but I think Mike has something in him that makes him want to be okay with all of this.  He doesn’t have to freak out and get accusatory.

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What has it been like working with Maurice Benard as your on-screen son?  Do you watch back your scenes together and ever go, “Oh, that was great!?”

MAX:  Yes, there have been a lot of those!  There are some scenes that are so emotionally focused, and we get a lot of delight in each other.  He has been playing this character in this situation for so long, so it’s just kind of in him.  Maurice has presence.  I think when I went in to read for the part of Mike, I had gone through pilot season and had gone in for some interesting pilots.  I didn’t feel like I was really connecting in the readings, because most things are by tape these days, anyway.  When this part came up, a soap hadn’t really been on my radar.  I knew I’d be going in to read with the actor, so I said, “Okay,” and I looked at the material, and then I checked out Maurice on IMDB.  One of the things that got my interest was that he has been diagnosed and takes medication to deal with bipolar disorder, and that’s become a part of his life, and it’s become part of his character.  I thought, “Wow, that’s really interesting.  This is a survivor, and he’s risen to something that takes a certain kind of balance and courage.”  I watched some clips, and when I went in for the reading of this kind of an amalgamation scene of what the story elements were going to be, I felt like we connected before we’d even started the dialogue.

Well, Maurice certainly loves working with you! He has been very supportive and vocal about that.

MAX:  It’s mutual.  We can take really little simple moments, and we can find something deeper in it, and it doesn’t have to be an, ‘I’m going to start crying now’ moment.  Although, I would love for Mike to have a moment of self-observation where he goes, “Gee.  I cry a lot more than I used to.”  I think there are people who are like that, and it’s okay for certain people to cry, and for other people it is not.

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There was a part of my mom that knew something was wrong.  She’d go, “Why am I crying?  I don’t know why I’m crying.”  She got confused as to why she was feeling that.  She couldn’t connect it all, and at times she kept saying, “I don’t understand.  I don’t understand.”  Those were the things she would try to express.

MAX:  I have a feeling that Mike has those moments too, but he finds a way for it to be okay.  There may be a point where someone with Alzheimer’s can’t pull it off anymore, but how we find those and those specifics, I don’t know.

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Working on a classic sitcom such as Barney Miller is vastly different than working on a daytime soap opera.  While now being at GH, have you found any commonality within the experience?

MAX:  If I can take a moment and reflect on Barney Miller, because it was a great experience and one that I found was not so easy to find again over the years.  One of the things that really resonates is that when we started shooting the studio audience laughed too easily.  We would end up retaking the scenes.  Sometimes, we didn’t have the end of the show written, because they tended to let certain things start to show up in the earlier parts of the script.  Danny Arnold who was the writer, creator and producer of Barney Miller would always take over the way Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) does in a way … looking to be respectful of the director, but still seeing things on his own.  Frank has a really wonderful eye.  He’s much more connected into the overall storylines, the motivations that went into the writing, and what he sees in the moment.  I always welcome him on the set because the directors, who have a range of talents and sensibilities, are tasked with coming up with a whole lot of shots to cover, a whole lot of tricky angles, and all of that.

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Vernee Watson has been amazing as Stella, who is also Mike’s social worker.  Does Mike have romantic feelings toward Stella?

MAX:  Vernee is wonderful.  I didn’t know Vernee had been on the show when I came on board.  She won an Emmy, and I’m not surprised.   She is so present and so specific, and she’s very bright and gets what all of these elements are, and so, I think they have a connection.  For whatever ways Mike has lived in his like, there isn’t some strange, exotic draw that she is black, and Mike is white.  I like that because both my first and late wife, and my second wife, with whom I’ve had children (and we’ve been separated for awhile, but have a great relationship) are African-American.  So, in my world that is not a big deal.   I think there’s an affinity there between Mike and Stella.  You know, he’s alive.  He’s old, but he’s not dead.  There’s an ease with women he likes.  I think there are a whole lot of reasons for them to not get involved.  One is just professional, and she’s a social worker.  We just shot something where I say something to somebody else about, “back when I still had all my marbles,” you know, he’s in another stage of life, which many people go into gracefully, while many don’t.

 

What do you think about how Mike knows about who was buried at Charlie’s Pub?  He was trying to keep the truth about Charlie Delaney from coming out, which turned into a gas leak that blew up the bar!  This storyline ties in to Sonny’s mobster dealings as well.

MAX:  Well, this is where they put this effort in the storytelling to connect Mike in some way and be intertwined with Sonny.  Of course, it reveals certain things about Mike that he’s never revealed to anybody before.  So, that’s kind of cool.  I think when he knows what and how much sometimes is not clear.  That’s why I started talking about Barney Miller because the other thing was a lot of times when we go together for the table reads, they didn’t have the end of the story.  They had a first draft, maybe. Dan would talk about it, and they’d say, “Next week, the main story is going to be this man in his fifties who is coming to terms with the fact that he is gay,” or whatever those underlying themes may be with the different characters reactions.  So, we knew elements going into it and that sometimes I  didn’t know what the writers are really intending.  In terms of Mike, he’s kind of back and forth in certain moments.  I have to resist the idea that they trap me by just being careless.  I’ve learned that just trying to fix the script often gets you into a place where you “rehearse yourself out of it,” as they say.

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You appeared on the morning show Good Day LA  a few months back with Laura Wright (Carly), and Maria Shriver, who has founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.  What was that like meeting Maria, and helping get the word out about the effects of this disease and the work Maria is doing?

MAX:  It was great to do.  Maria had sent out a tweet that is was wonderful what was going on, on General Hospital.  On Good Day LA, she talked about her work, particularly focusing on the fact that more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than men.  So, then Laura and I sat down and did an interview alongside Maria.  We actually had a nice conversation before.  They did a web interview also as a follow-up.  That was very cool, because Maria is very smart, and I’d never met her, but it was great to see what she was doing.  Whatever we are dealing with in the show is sort of my opportunity in the real world to bring awareness and shed light on the subject.  I’d love to see an ongoing conversation online amongst people who can share their stories with each other.  That’s a lot of what they’re doing.  They’re raising money for research, but people need to be able to talk to each other when you’re a caregiver.  Coming out of the early sixties and early seventies when I was playing a cop on TV, I never was a fanatic activist.  I certainly got the behavior of the Chicago police at a certain time in terms of the energy and conflicts of the time.  There was something to think about, but at the same time, I had opportunities to kind of share that all cops aren’t bad, just look at the show, Barney Miller.

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You were my favorite character on Barney Miller as Detective Wojciehowicz!  I think for many who watched the show you were, too!

MAX:  I think “Wojo” ended up being the heart of the show.

Max, you’re helping people through your beautiful performances including me.  Congratulations on that.   I’ll continue have to have a box of Kleenex handy as I watch how it all unfolds for Mike.

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MAX:  Well, I really appreciate your questions.  I’m just planting that seed.  That is really what I would like to do after talking to you and so many people.  That’s something I’d like to put out there.   We each have our own domains and responsibilities and all of it overlaps, and you can kind of get in touch with that; if you just go around the circle and share it, and then go around again.  I’m looking to help people out there in the world who are watching and are looking to share in the conversation.

So, what did you think about the heartbreaking scenes on Friday’s episode of GH between Mike and Sonny?  What have you thought of Max Gail’s performance throughout his GH run?  Have you experienced the loss, or are watching someone you love, or care about slip away from Alzheimer’s?  Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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ABC Names William Burton As The New Head Of Daytime

Over the years there have been several changes to ABC Daytime, and now comes word over the last 24 hours that William Burton has been promoted to Senior VP and Head Of Daytime, Sports and Syndicated Development/Production for ABC.  Burton starts in his new role immediately.

Deadline first reported the executive level move by the network.  Burton had previously been overseeing the business operations of ABC Daytime since earlier this year as SVP Daytime following the departure of former Daytime head Rebecca Campbell.

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Those duties have now been formalized in Burton’s expansive new role,  In terms of General Hospital, the creative aspects from the network are still being handled by ABC head of current programming, Vicki Dummer.  Burton has been behind the business operations of ABC Daytime including the daytime drama.

In addition, Burton will oversee the creation and production of syndicated programming across ABC platforms including the upcoming daytime talk show from Tamron Hall that is in development for a potential debut in the fall of 2019.

So, share your thoughts on Burton being named the new head of Daytime for ABC via the comment section below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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