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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Jason-Centric Episode Filled With Hallucinations & Memories!

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On Monday’s General Hospital, the ABC series delivered a standalone episode set to have lasting ramifications.  Director Bill Ludel, who just received a Daytime Emmys for his work of last year’s 52nd anniversary episode, was at the helm of this one which was billed as the “Jason-centric” show.

And Jason-centric it was led by Billy Miller (Jason) as Jason tries to survive a horrific accident where the van transporting Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) has smashed into his motorcycle.  Jason also needs to help save the life of Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) who is bleeding from a stab wound, and dangerously close to the van.

Bleeding, disoriented, and with yet another head trauma, Jason starts to hallucinate and first sees Robin (Kimberly McCullough) who tells him he knows what to do in the form of taking some risks to save Dante.  Between the hallucinations of various characters in Jason’s life, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking about Jason in scenes juxtaposed against the Jason moments.   Now Carly (Laura Wright) has “visited” Jason, and clues him on that in order to save Dante he must move the van.   But then as Jason stumbles with his headache getting worse and worse, he sees the van is leaking which means it could soon explode.

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Next, it’s Helena’s (Constance Towers) turn to mess with Jason’s head as he starts to fight out of the mind control, which has locked away his memories. Helena lets him know he will never regain them and calls him once again her, “Soldier Boy.”

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She advises Jason to just get on his bike, ride away, and leave town.   Jason finds a broken route marker and decides to use that to lift the van away from Dante. But it’s Sam, who visits Jason next.  She tells him to not let Helena win and have his memories.  Then in the touching moment in the episode, played by Miller and Monaco, Jason tells Sam that he loves her, and is so worried about losing his memories again, and so he wants to make sure she knows how he feels about her right now.

Next, Jason gets the vision of Sonny, and it’s a key one to the story, as Jason is about to get on his bike and give up.  But then Jason recalls the night he and Sonny met that changed his life course forever.  Jason remembers Sonny helped him learn to survive and that “actions have consequences.”   Through Sonny’s word’s, Jason gets off the bike and does the superhuman feat – he forces the lever and somehow manages to lift the van. Jason gets Dante out of the way just seconds before the van explodes, and the episode fades to black.

So, what did you think of the Jason-centric episode?  What did you think about the performance of Billy Miller? Are you glad Jason is FINALLY getting his memories back?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.  But first watch the moment between Jason and Sam where he confesses he loves her.

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Mister Media
Mister Media

Let me preface this by saying that GH is my soap and it has the best cast in all of daytime drama. I think I understand what the writers were trying to do today, but they did not accomplish what they had hoped to. I found the writing cringe-worthy. It did not ring true on an emotional level and descended into gimmickry. Despite all of the hoopla that went on there was no core of truth that was explored or revealed. I guess it was all just a means to an end, that of having Jason recover his memory. I can’t think of another actor who has been more ill-served by a show’s writing than poor Billy Miller. The only facet of his story-line to which he has been able to forge a deep emotional connection has been that of his relationship to his Quartermaine family – and I have the feeling that’s about to go to hell in a handbag as he is once again drawn into the Sonny / Carly orbit. Too bad – this has been a wasted opportunity and one long, unsatisfying story arc that seems poised to deliver the character right back to square A. Long live GH!

aria
aria

well said, mister media!

Lana
Lana

I’m also a long term GH fan and won’t stop watching but Jason getting sucked back into Sony’s delusional world is awful.

su0000
su0000

I believe; that finally, people are realizing that Jean & Shelly are not the correct writers for GH..
GH is not a traditional soap, it never has been and never should be traditional..

GH needs new writers, the correct writers for GH are badly needed before GH can not come back from J&S’s dismembering of all that made GH great/different/unique and awesome!

Note; Since J&S- I have NOT laughed once, not even a chuckle..
I used to have a good laugh every now and them over whatevers, I miss the laughs !

Timmm
Timmm

ANOTHER day and they just drag us along with this memory bullshit! What a waste!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

So good cop Nathan leaves a seriously injured Dante, an unconscious Jason and the cars driver who might not be dead yet at the crash scene to search for escapee Carlooser-dumb storytelling again!!!

Dylan
Dylan

What an absolutely on point assessment!!!! What most fans want, and have for decades now, is for Jason to return being the golden boy, the doctor, the leading man, the hero, not a heartless brain damaged murderer for hire. I get that it’s obviously a mandate from above that Sonny has to be the epicentre of all things, but that is where the hypocrisy ends any chance of the show having ANY kind of emotional core of truth. I cannot relate to murderers, and therefore, trying to present them as heroes just kiboshes and ruins the show for me! Jason’s return was badly scripted from the start, dragged on way too long, new headwriters came into an utter mess, and are doing their best to clean it up and give the story some life and truth. Former writers have thought of Jason as not a person, but some kind of prized entity…a Superman, a hero, a marksman, a murderer but with a glowing aura of goodness and light surrounding him….in other words, Jason has become a self-parodying cartoon, a mind altered blank slate. He is a legacy character on General Hospital…he was going to be a doctor. He should be Chief of Staff, disgusted by what he became after his accident. This show has introduced no less than three characters as doctors with no ties or relationships to anyone, when Jason has been there to lead the way all along. Unlike the absolute farce with Obrecht being named Chief of Staff after kidnapping and torturing Dr. Robin, and shooting Nurse Elizabeth, I could WILLINGLY overlook the fact that multiple murderer Jason could somehow retain his medical license because it would right a lot of wrongs made over the last 20 years in regards to this character. I know it’s wishful thinking, and has been for 20 years now, but the show took what should have been a 2 year story arc at best and stretched it out over twenty years, and compromised the integrity of all the characters and the show itself.

Beth
Beth

I would LOVE to see Jason become a strong GOOD man again and not a glorified thug and killer.

aria
aria

the episode did not deliver, its overrated, its going to be satisfying to those who love him as stone cold, w/ sam, and his friendship w/ sonny or is it bromance? and bff carly. so that half of the audience is going to be thrill, yet, the other half it completely leaves us out and uninterested because this new team is doing exactly what the old team did, wish is just concentrating on the awful 4some we had to endure and watch bully their way with other characters, its sad because the audience at least a great part of us have beg for a fusion between the original jason, that remember being a Quatrainmaine and remembers loving Liz and Robin not just sam, but theres nothing “new or original” to what Altman and Passamante is bringing back, and this is just a side note but ini the episode, w/ michael and sam, sam tell little danny to say hi to his uncle michael, to me this is very telling, considering they are cousins, and what it tells me is that ataman and passionate or who ever wrote the episode is not doing their homework, if you can miss this obvious mistake, then your also overlooking a bunch of other small things that add up to big things, so i give this episode a big O F+ because they overlooked a lot for a suppose jasoncentric episode.

Julie
Julie

YES! The “Uncle Michael” line irked me too. Sigh.

Elyse M Worth
Elyse M Worth

Just because Danny and Michael are cousins, with the age difference I can understand Sam tell Danny to say “hi” to uncle Michael.
I come from a big Italian Fanily and have cousins in their 70’s to 100 years old, I’ve always called auntie or uncle. It’s a sign of respect.

Wpbpatfl
Wpbpatfl

Despite the good acting, the appearance of Helena, whom I love, and my desire for Jason to get his memories back, I didn’t think it was a particularly interesting episode. Too much time spent trying to rescue Dante, and I kept wondering why Nathan would go off and leave his partner in such a bad predicament..

Marie
Marie

I too was thinking Nathan would never have left Dante stranded like that.

Greg Lynch
Greg Lynch

I found this episode very frustrating mainly because of Billy Miller’s mumbling through his lines. The background music didn’t help. I had to rewind each scene with Miller at least once to try and make sense of what he was saying. Billy is a terrific actor but his poor enunciation in my opinion is holding him back.

My partner who watches GH with me rather reluctantly has often complained about Billy’s mumbling in fact today he said “I think he needs some voice coaching”. Again, I genuinely like Miller and am not meaning to cast him in a bad light but today’s episode was very frustrating for me to watch.

As for the writing I thought it was an otherwise good episode. I am anxious to see the fallout from Jason regaining his memories.

jeremy
jeremy

what kind of episode was this.. OMG, Mondays episode was unwatchable and DUMB!!!!! Sorry, I had to FF through some scenes. It was indeed

Timmm
Timmm

I couldnt FF because I thought, stupid me, something significant would be revealed!

Marie
Marie

Agreed. I like Billy Miller but I always need to turn on subtitles for his scenes.

Timmm
Timmm

He had the same damn problem on Y&R, mumble, mumble, mumble!

su0000
su0000

hi Mister Media
Quote you—
Let me preface this by saying that GH is my soap and it has the best cast in all of daytime drama. I think I understand what the writers were trying to do today, but they did not accomplish what they had hoped to. I found the writing cringe-worthy. It did not ring true on an emotional level and descended into gimmickry ““““““end

As I said; the dialog is horrible- robotic ..

Robot = no emotions, nothing deep, No Life..

su0000
su0000

Also;
again–
I believe; that finally, people are realizing that Jean & Shelly are not the correct writers for GH..
GH is not a traditional soap, it never has been and never should be traditional..

GH needs new writers, the correct writers for GH are badly needed before GH can not come back from J&S’s dismembering of all that made GH great/different/unique and awesome!

Note; Since J&S- I have NOT laughed once, not even a chuckle..
I used to have a good laugh every now and them over whatevers, I miss the laughs

su0000
su0000

ooops! to be ”dialogue” ..

Georgia
Georgia

I loved this episode! It’s so good to see Jason with the people that have mattered the most in his life. It was even better to see Sam and Michael interacting and talking about Jason. The two people that he loves unconditionally. Can’t wait to see what else Jelly have in store for Jason and Sam!

Liam
Liam

Definitely more May Sleeps than May Sweeps. I do not think I’ve seen a GH show so boring in quite some time. It’s sad because while I’m happy they brought back Robin and Helena, it was a wasted effort. Maybe it’s about time for people to really rally around the idea that Jason-centric episodes (or a show centered primarily around Sonny/Carly/Jason/Sam) is really not in the best interest of the fans and the show (even though some of us have been rallying around this for years). I understand that there should be leads who drive story, but how many more stories need to be rehashed by the same characters the same way?? GMAFB.

Timmm
Timmm

May SLEEPS. Liam that is great!

su0000
su0000

hey Liam ..
Good One !
”May Sleepers” — Jean and Shelly’s sleeper sweeps .ahaa!

Now, we, I have no doubt J&S were ‘rightly’ fired from Y&R after putting everyone in a coma !

Rose
Rose

I liked this episode. It wasn’t just Jason’s breakthrough with the past…but some of the positive things about himself from his relationships with key figures in his life… Robin, Kelly, Carly, Sonny (yes, even Sonny, but that doesn’t mean he has to fall into his criminal orbit again)…that gave him the extra push he needed to free Dante. And a chance to break Helena’s “Soldier boy” mind control spell over him. But I do wish the writers would find other ways to have big stories happen than accidents on the dark roads around Port Charles. And I’m not going to fixate on being Michael’s uncle or cousin…in a way he is both.

Rose
Rose

I’ve noticed that many comments to this article and the previous one about Robin appearing to Jason seem to think just because Sonny “offered his advise” that Jason was back under Sonny’s wing.

If you listen to what Sonny actually said it was “how to survive, and actions have consequences” among other things. Nothing wrong with that, no kissing the ring from Jason.

I don’t want Jason back in the mob, but I’m going to hope that he takes some of the good from wherever he got it and moves on with his new life. For me, hopefully more Quartermaine, Sam and Danny as a start. Let’s give him a chance before we pounce.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Rose, I loved this episode. Billy Miller moved me very deeply, especially in the exchange with Sonny. He looked up at Sonny like a lost son; it was a heartbreaking moment. And the next episode he was so kind and gentle with the injured Dante. I know I’m biased as a Billy-addict, but it does not diminish the greatness of his work lately. Maybe all these months of torture are about to pay off?

Sean
Sean

Due to the hype my expectations were high for this Jason-centric episode. They were not met. This time last year GH had their “Best show” Emmy episode in the can. I hope they don’t submit this one. Yawn. With the exception of Laura Wright and Constance Towers the acting was not on point for me…..and this is from a lifelong GH super fan.

aria
aria

yes, i hope they don’t try to submit this for an emmy, they got lucky they won for last year, thanks to the anniversary show. because what they submited for a second episode did not win them the emmy, thats for sure…

Wil
Wil

I’ve said this before, but Sonny, Carly, Jason and Sam are legacy characters–vets. I do want Jason to connect with the Quartermaines. But I want him to connect with the Corinthos’ too.

Dylan
Dylan

Hi Wil. Just wondering…what do you consider to be a legacy character? I would DEFINITELY not consider Sam a legacy character! She has only been in town for 12 years. She came on as a con woman with ties to NO ONE, and was eventually shoehorned into the Cassadine family through Alexis after several rounds of rewriting her so-called history. Carly, okay, but only because she is Bobbie’s daughter, and Bobbie has been on the show for 40 years. Sonny….sorry, I just can NOT correctly call him a legacy character. Yes, he has been in town and on the show for 23 years, but him too…he came on with ties or connections to no one, he turned Karen into a stripper, he was brought on as a short term villain. One regime saw some sparks with Vanessa Marcil, so they ran with it, and well, the rest is history. Jason is definitely a legacy character. To me…a legacy character is one who has familial ties and connections dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. Families that were on air at that time who gave birth to kids who had kids that we watch today. Like, the Webber’s, Hardy’s, or Quartermaines. Like the Horton’s on DAYS. Like the Matthews or Cory families from Another World. Every show had those core families that still have a presence in the town. Also, for me, a legacy character is one that is generally loved by the fans, or in some cases, love to hate. I will try to use a character as an example to explain what I mean. Take the character of Kate Roberts on DAYS. Yes, she has been on the show for 23 years. Yes, that definitely makes her a vet, or veteran character. She has given birth to some children who are now legacy characters..Phillip and Lucas. Yet, I don’t consider her a legacy character, because legacy implies that there is a past there. We all know Mizz Kate has a past….a lot of it involving her being a High Priced Ho….some of it she needed to overcome with antibiotics….but when the character Kate came onto the show in 1993, she was a nobody, had no family connections to anyone, so she had no legacy to build on, other than what the writers have written or re-written since then. It is through her connections to the Horton’s, and Kiriakis’, and Brady’s that have given Kate her longevity and staying power in town. She is a long term character, a valuable veteran, but the way I look at it, not a legacy character. This is a line of discussion TOTALLY open to interpretation, and I would really like to hear how you, and others, define legacy characters on soaps. I think we could open up a VERY interesting conversation about this! 🙂

Rose
Rose

Legacy characters for me are those who were introduced first year, their relatives, and offspring. The rest, like Anna, Sam, the Cassadines and Corrinthos, have made enough of a presence and mark on the stories that they become supporting legacy. Sort of like Henry VIII through to current Queen Elizabeth. But you can’t ignore Diana, Camille and many others that have woven into the fabric over the years and have had some staying power. Just too bad the Q’s didn’t leave as many heirs. This may not work for everyone, but it’s good enough for me unless the writers really mess it up.

Wil
Wil

I think that requiring ties back to the 70s is a little extreme. LOL. Sam, to me, having been on the canvas for 12 years straight, was with Sonny, who’s been on for 23 years, has kids with a legacy character, adopted Michael, a legacy character. A combination of time on the show, and how deeply they’ve become invested into the Port Charles canvas makes a legacy character.

The Quartermaines, who I love, have been decimated by previous regimes. I’ve been waiting for the writers to resurrect some of them, but they’re not interested in that it seems. New characters must be brought in, or GH becomes stale; some work, some don’t. And finally, Sonny and Carly are a super couple for the ages. I cannot get enough of them. Legacy characters are in the eye of the beholder.

Patrick
Patrick

@Rose

“Just too bad the Q’s didn’t leave as many heirs. ”

the expectation levels were at their BIGGEST EVER… for fans of

General Hospital… to bring alive… Jason QUARTERMAINIA was welcomed

@Dylan, post above…

“…What most fans want, and have for decades now, is for Jason to return being the golden boy, the doctor, the leading man, the hero, ”

he goes on to further state: “… He is a legacy character on General Hospital…he was going to be a doctor. He should be Chief of Staff, ”

THIS alone… with ONE character… would have added volumes of complete

makes one tear up with all the history we’ve bore witness to

to add further insult… is the way Frank Valentini is propping Laura Wright and Maurice Benard

the writing for their characters…is demeaning and damning this show… it’s as if they are laughing at what they do in Port Charles .. blasphemy

GH features Carly and Sonny… all giddy and nonchalant… talking how Jason isn’t “their” Jason

OMG… seriously ? this is REALLY happening

I can’t help but post Vehemence… if you will… criticizing this beloved genre…

Jean and Shelley … woah… were fired before… as a team… GH hired them… time for them to walk the plank…. see ya

this sting… turning point… in where GH is heading… is alarming… and disturbing… that GH production is faltering

once again… I have to point out… the executve producer mindset…. just like @Days… Ken Corday

ahem Frank Valentini… what’s happening

telling much

@Rose… your post made me tear up… the “Q’s” have promise… Billy Miller has a much better chance… to act.. being a doctor and a Q… that’s what made him a vulnerable endearing… tugged at all person’ heartstrings… and you LOVED him, (Billy Abbott) balk he was the man (w/Michael Muhney) and Jean and Shelley do not know this…will they trot out. this joke of mobster sidekick… so done…

heck! lets’ go their… with all the politics and world run amock… and it disturbs me… what is happening in Europe Russia China Jappan… Iran… oy! it makes you wonder… world peace it’s not

to have a little peace harmony with real humane issues….

mobster just does not apply here

Patrick
Patrick

the funny thing of it is… as actors

who “play” male leads… what’s their shtick…. doing stunt scenes… playing with guns ??? showing old dimples… grinning near ear to ear with that almost puppy dog leap

it has to become lost art

where’s human emotion… man up buck up… get near women and children… fight for “world peace”

love LGBT youth…

care about healthcare

focus… emotion that’s relative

Rose
Rose

Patrick…I’m finding holding on to legacy anything is hard,,even 20 years out. We can all have our ideas about who should be with whom, what profession, crime lords or not, etc., but regardless it’s especially comforting for our soaps to keep to their roots as much as possible…using my real life example Queen Elizabeth, family, Tudors…even with their scandals over the years which can rival any soap.

As far as real world stuff, I’m sure we both have a lot to say…but not for MF.

JK
JK

I LOVE BILLY MILLER AND SHOULD BE THE THE LAST TO CRITICIZE, BUT THIS EPISODE AND THE ENTIRE STORY IS NOT WORKIN!G…..

Mary SF
Mary SF

Personally because of the recast and the fact that no matter how much Billy Miller tries we will never be Steve Burton’s Jason I think it is a big mistake to have Jason get his memories back. As Jason with no little memory to his past, this version of Jason had a chance to go where the old Jason character could not. I realize some fans of the old Jason might be thrilled that the character will get his memories back, but frankly I think it would have been better for the long term development of the character that he was free to explore himself without the burden of history chaining him into a new little box. As for the episode I thought Days stand alone episode with Aiden far more compelling – I don’t know if the two shows timed that, but by comparison Days stand alone episode was brilliant compared to GH that same day.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I was hoping GHs episode meant i was hallucinating…Steve Burton’s Jason as Sonny’s sidekick worked when it begun and lasted longer than it should had-the well run dry and i was glad when it was over…Billy is soooooo different in the role and he doesnt fit well with the Corinthos-the writers shouldve took his Jason in a different direction whether he became a doctor or involved with ELQ…i liked Billy in the beginning now im hoping his Jason turns out later to be an imposter and not Jason at all!!!…You are correct, Days was far better with the return of Aiden and i wasnt bored at all but i am tired of Hope acting like Rambo-ette even if she is an officer of the law!!!

su0000
su0000

ooops I posted this wrongly below;
problem is;
Jean & Shelly should have never put Billy/Jason with Sam; not working.
I believe RC had no intention of reuniting Sam and Jason, that is why he put Liz in Jake/Jason’s orbit.

Sam and Jason are no longer, without Steve B there is no Sam and Jason..
RC had it right- J&S messed it up forcing Billy/Jason with Sam..

Timmm
Timmm

As I have stated more than once, when Jason picks a memory and goes with it as his character, Billy Miller’s contract will be up and we will all have wasted 3 years on this story and have to replace our speakers on our TV’s because we had to turn them up so loud when Billy was on screen!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I just put on my closed captioning…but sometimes that doesn’t even work when the words don’t show up correctly…one time a character said,”Why bother?” but on closed captioning it came up as, “Wine Obama!”..lol

Timmm
Timmm

Mine said “President Trump!”

Pat
Pat

I did not care for that episode at all. Went on way to long. I miss the writing on Ron Carlivati

Alan
Alan

I miss the good old days of soaps when real stories were carefully crafted with emotional payoffs instead of these ridiculous “very special episodes” that the writers think will gain them an Emmy.

As for Sonny pointing out that “actions have consequences” — what a joke! Sonny murdered AJ Quartermaine and then served twenty minutes behind bars before having his sentence commuted for an “act of bravery” he committed after HE ESCAPED FROM PRISON. Oh wait — maybe Sonny meant that actions have consequences if you’re not a Corinthos…

Andy G.
Andy G.

A Jason-centric episode on GH? In other words, it was a day that ended in “y.”

Dylan
Dylan

LMAO! You spoke VOLUMES in a very brief post!!! Kudos to you, bro!!!!

Ces
Ces

I love Billy Miller but feel bad that he has to say the same lines over & over. He’s becoming the John Black of GH. Actually was bored to tears on Monday’s episode til his seen with Kelly (which I wish wasnt a hallucination!) . Nathan leaving Dante makes zero sense! Thumbs down to this episode.

Ces
Ces

*scene*

Ghlover
Ghlover

What did he remember? Do we know if he remembers the Q’s?

dmr
dmr

As I began watching the episode, and knowing from the spoilers that it was about Jason getting parts of his memory back, my hope was that he would remember his medical training (way back when, while a Quartermaine) and attempt to save the lives of those hurt in the accident (with his past knowledge/use of medical skills). A few minutes in, and it became the Jason, boring/monotone Sam, Sonny, Carly, and Michael show and I was completely turned-off by the episode. I had it on in the background as I cleaned my kitchen, barely paying attention to it. Then, I got on the phone and just ended up shutting it off, mid-episode. #boring

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Curtis proposes to Jordan. Alexis overhears Finn tell Anna he hasn’t stopped caring for her. Sam finds Faison’s lighter in Peter’s office. Musical performances include: Everyday People by Sly and the Family Stone performed by GH Nurses’ – Epiphany Johnson, Felix Dubois, Bobbie Spencer, Amy Driscoll & Deanna and Feel It Still by Portugal The Man performed by Harrison Chase.

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So, with this being week two of previous Nurses’ Ball episodes being rebroadcast on ABC, what has been your favorite musical performance of all-time in the ball?

Check out this week’s promo from GH below, and Josh and James’ performances that will also air again this week.  Then, l

et us know your thoughts via the comment section,

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GH’s Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Deliver “The Power Performance of the Week”

Last week, as General Hospital aired the final episodes they had in the can, prior to the coronavirus TV production shutdown, viewers of the series were left with a one-two punch of gut-wrenching performances from Daytime Emmy winners, Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny)

Burton, also received great news last week, when he found out he was again Emmy-nominated in the Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Benard, told fans he did not submit himself in the competition this year, when they were wondering where his name was in the list of the finalists in the category.  However, Maurice won last year for the second time in his career, for Outstanding Lead Actor.

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Now on last Tuesday and Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series, Jason was trying his best to break it to Sonny that Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail) is not going to get any better as he continues to decline from Alzheimer’s disease, and that Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.  Sonny is devastated sitting with Mike watching him being completely unresponsive.  He tell Mike he will be back to see him tomorrow, as he leaves Mike reaches out his hand slowly.

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Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) has just told Jason that she believes the signs are all there that Mike is on his final decline and battle with Alzheimers. Mike is unresponsive, not eating. and slipping away quickly. She believes he wants to let go, but is holding on for Sonny’s sake, something that tears through Jason.  Knowing Jason was told something by Elizabeth, Sonny asks what it is.  That is when Jason tells Sonny he thinks Mike is waiting for Sonny to let him go.

An overcome Sonny tells Jason that he worries that Mike might still want to fight, but for what? He is a shell of himself and has no memories.  It is then that Burton as Jason, in a touching performance, tells Sonny what he’d want if he were in Mike’s place. Jason reflect that he wouldn’t want machines keeping him alive or his kids having to go through what Sonny is having to deal with right now   Jason goes on to say that even when Sonny put walls up between himself and Mike through the years, that Mike never stopped trying to break them down.

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Once Jason leaves, with tears running down his cheeks, Sonny sits with Mike trying to come to terms with what he must do now.  Will Sonny let Mike die and spare his father any further misery … or will he try to prolong whatever time Mike has left?

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These scenes for anyone who has endured or lived through losing a loved one battling through Alzheimer’s and having to make a life and death decision, and the emotional turmoil and sadness it causes a family, could feel the pain and heartbreak played  by Burton and Benard. That is why Michael Fairman TV gives Steve and Maurice the honors of The Power Performance of the Week.

Watch a few scenes from part of Steve and Maurice’s ‘Power Performance’ below

Then let us know, what did you think of Steve and Maurice’s performances in the Alzheimer’s storyline? Comment below.

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