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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian & Sonny’s Showdown Ends Tragically; Cyrus Reveals His Past; Curtis & Jordan on the Rocks

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Friday’s General Hospital left viewers in a free fall, literally, following the conclusion of the long-awaited final confrontation between arch enemies; Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Julian Jerome (William deVry).

Sonny tracks down Julian to the footbridge with gun in tow. He tells Julian the only way for him to get out of this alive, and for all his crimes, is to help him take down Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) and implicate him as the person behind the bombing a the Floating Rib. Julian says if he talks Cyrus will kill him, anyway.  Sonny says Julian will finally have some redemption if he does the ultimate sacrifice in order to bring down the drug lord.

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Next, Julian seems to agree and then collapses, and we are to believe, at that point, that he has died, but when Sonny reaches down to check his pulse, Julian lunges at Sonny! Then a fight ensues and the gun goes off.  We don’t know whether it was Julian or Sonny who was shot.

 

However, it is Sonny who is alive and Julian has been shot dead in the stomach.   Next, Jason (Steve Burton) comes across the two on the footbridge.  As Sonny and Jason see each other, the bridge collapses underneath Sonny and Julian … and they go overboard!  Jason yells “Sonny!”

Back in Port Charles, Curtis (Donnell Turner) is hurt and betrayed by Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry), because she hid the truth from him that Taggert was alive.  She says she is sorry, but she did not want anything to happen to her husband, so she kept him out of the plans and to not let him in on what she was doing to protect Taggert.  Curtis says she never gave him an option and it is not OK about her consistent lies when comes to Taggert and her feud with Cyrus Renault.  There looks to be real trouble in paradise here.

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At the long-term care facility in Vermont, Laura (Genie Francis) is an for an earful once Cyrus enters Florence’s room and he and his brother Martin (Michael E. Knight) go at it, reliving old wounds about their father.  Cyrus admits to Laura he figured out she was his half-sister and knew if he fed her bread crumbs she would make it to Vermont and figure it out.

Next, things get heated as we learn Cyrus was the odd man out in his relationship with his father, Gordon Gray.  Martin tells Laura that Cyrus intentionally ran down their father with a car.  Cyrus says it was accident.  in these scenes,  Jeff Kober delivered a top-notch performance revealing not only Cyrus’ inner pain and past, but leaving the audience and Laura still not trusting him and still fearful of him.

This episode seemingly marked the end of William deVry’s run of Julian Jerome who throughout his time in the role gave viewers memorable performances. William showed us the complexities of man caught up in the mob, but who loved his children in his own way, even through countless mistakes, bad decisions, and criminal moves.  And let’s not forget, Julian was one-half of the former fan favorite duo, Julexis with Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis).  Kudos to Will for a job well-done.

So, what did you think of the ending of Friday’s GH?  Will you miss Julian? What do you think will happen next to Sonny? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Steve
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Steve

Kudos to deVry, but Julian stayed long past his expiration date. deVry made the most of what the writers gave him and a lesser actor would have departed the role years ago. Directly responsible for numerous deaths and indirectly for quite a few others, there was no other way out but to (finally) kill off the character. When you think about, sure, Sonny killed AJ, and should be admonished for that. But AJ’s (final) demise started with Ava killing Connie to protect Julian’s identity. Of course, stupid Connie didn’t help by writing “AJ” in her own blood instead of “AVA”… Read more »

Tamara garon
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Tamara garon

I’m going to miss Julian. It’s sad how that ended to a try hard to do his best character. Pls bring him back.

Glyceria Ingram
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Glyceria Ingram

General Hospital is; as they say off the chain, awesome !! I will miss Julian but all the stars are great, I record it daily, and GH is the only recording I can watch more than once, Thank you!!

Nik
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Nik

Cyrus is still a slimball and always wants to show he has the power but Laura will be one of many to take him down. I still do not believe Julian is dead and I hope he has a part of taking Cyrus down. The Police commissioner has made so many bad decisions in this Cyrus fiasco it makes my head hurt and I do not blame Curtis for being angry with her.

Patrick
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Patrick

William DeVry : “Julian” I did not expect this MUCH tease sensational delight he’s a good actor, solid imagination whet and senses checked I’m certain Julian was kept around because Message Board LIGHT UP ! Thank YOU for that. when any arch nemesis for Sonny and Carly have run their course… well you can imagine the obvious… Julian caught with every cast member. YES he caught on with all triggers sensored. one of the sexiest … of all cast members… AND that speaks VOLUME. HE never reached over the top , over kill, was always on ready, stand by, and… Read more »

Nik
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Nik

Tru Dat

rose
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rose

Happy Holidays GH viewers! Sarcasm meant here. Sorry great actors have to deal with the writer’s stories whose idea of drama keeps getting uglier and uglier over the last few years starting with fluke. Now we have a narcissistic bad guy who thinks it’s okay to make a living addicting people because of daddy issues. And “oh” let’s do it through the hospital. Then there’s Sonny (also step daddy issues), and Jason, who is more loyal to Sonny and Carly than to his own wife and kids. Not sure what they do but are less bad because they don’t deal… Read more »

Jimmy
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Jimmy

GH has been firing on all cylinders for weeks now! The acting and writing have been top-notch, especially the scenes between Laura, Cyrus and Martin. Jeff Kober is fantastic in this role, Michael E. Knight is as charming as ever (even with the heavily put-on southern accent), and Genie is Genie, need I say more? She shines no matter what material she’s given. The writing in those scenes was great, and I look forward to seeing more of this new family dynamic. As for Julian, I’m really sad with what the writers have done to him this year. His downfall… Read more »

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Hi Jimmy
I don’t think we’ll ever see Julian again since Sam identified his body but what I thought was pretty rotten was her telling her brother that their father got exactly what he deserved. He was not a good father but he loved them in the only way he was capable of. I guess if Julian and Alexis didn’t act as she thought they should then they weren’t worthy of her love. God, what a hypocrite!

Celia
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Celia

WOW! WOW! WOW! Amazing Julian-transformation. Bravi, makeup artists—and, bravo William!! A true thespian!
Sonny needs to rest—such a put on. Plus, the entire deal with Jason, the arresting cop and Diane was such a forced scene—-nonsensical words from a nonsensical attorney. Really?! A farce!! Just sayin’.

Su000
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Su000

Hi Celia 🙂
Good to see you are alive well and sassy 🙂
They actually did, it!!! Julian was actually killed off..
How he would be brought back would now need miracle writing.
Wonder if he’ll be cremated– burying people is gross.
You take care- be safe !!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!!

Celia
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Celia

Thank you, sir—and, thank you for “getting” me. I am frequently told I think on a different plane.
Merry Christmas to you, as well.❤️

MamaDee
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MamaDee

I can’t bear to lose Sonny or Julian. Carly,Ava,Alexis,Tracy,Monica,Epiphany and Diane are irreplaceable. At the same time I am so sick and tired of the Michael,Chase,Sasha and Willow story. Anna has become tiresome with her obsession about Peter. Jordan has become a real pain in the butt. She needs to leave Port Charles as soon as she can Her character is soooo repetitive and redundant. My biggest complaint is the writers. So many things that happen are simply not realistic. A shoot-out in an unoccupied bus terminal? Teenagers hacking into hospital records and no one knows? None of the PCPD… Read more »

Jeffrey
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Jeffrey

Well stated. I share these sentiments exactly exactly.

Marcy
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Marcy

I’m pretty sure people are doing their own hair and makeup during covid

Celia
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Celia

Hmmmm….I doubt William D is proficient with eyebrow pencils and highlighters—His makeup was professionally “painted”. A true Michelangelo?? LOL “Julian” looked like he had one foot inside Satan’s fiery domain.

Su000
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Su000

MamaDee,
Truth be- soaps stories are ”simply not realistic.”
They are fantasy fiction and weird dumb stuff LOL
It’s all makebelieve– gotta luv the soaps 🙂

Timmm
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Timmm

Top to bottom, GH has been great since coming out of the initial Covid shutdown. Connecting a current storyline with Laura’s past and making her related to Cyrus and Martin, BRILLIANT! Three top notch actors chewing up good dialog. A positive treat in a not so positive year!

Su000
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Su000

Hi Timmm —
goes to show that being on lock-down with time
on hand you can create awesome stories
out of boredom and isolation..
And– it gave time to recharge../reboot oneself.
Looks like covid jump-started the brains of the writers.

Celia
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Celia

Right-on, T–Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year. Luv-ya, my friend!!

Timmm
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Timmm

Love you, miss you, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kay
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Kay

Please tell me did you miss all the episodes that the character Sonny treated women with absolutely no respect? I can’t stand the character !

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Kay
Hi! Iam having a hard time remembering exactly which women you are speaking of. Just for hoots, would you name a few?

Celia
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Celia

Right??!! TPTB expect the viewer to give a blind eye and a deaf esr to Sonny’s criminal activities, machinations and male superiority. I’ve only been watching for six years, but his sexist intonation has reared its ugly head many a time..
The hypocrisy by both the show’s elites and the character is quite ironic..

bob
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bob

Man, TPTB really wanted to make a point to/about deVry, didn’t they? It’s a shame they took their gripes with the actor to the screen and made him run around like a rat for weeks before jumping off a parapet, being shot, then shot again, then falling off a bridge, and then dragged around the set around in a body bag. DeVry is a damn good actor & I’m sad to see him go. The whole thing reminded me of a story told by the character of Moira on Schitt’s Creek about her soap persona being killed 7 different ways… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Agreed. Yet Sonny ‘lives” on.—–I guess talent is not a requirement.

Su000
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Su000

Hi !! Celia 🙂
Sonny hasn’t committed crimes, he has other people do what’s needed..
And- he’s never coldblooded killed anyone, that’s Jason..
Actually, Sonny is quite clean..
Carly & Sonny have become boring eeehhhh
Their relationship has outlived its time.
But it seems that there isn’t anyone else for the characters.
So- if they break up for the 10000 time they will remarry for the 10000 time.
I still have’t figured out the reason for them, at their age, to have a baby/Donna- makes no sense, nope..

Celia
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Celia

Hey, Susie Q—- Great “seeing” you. Hope you had a joyful Christmas—no large family gathering? LOL Donna is a menopause baby. Realistically, it does happen. My grandmother gave birth to my father at forty-seven years of age. We call my dad an “oops” baby. However, I don’t know what point the writers were trying to make when they decided to give Carly and Sonny a baby. Was it to show that Sonny is as virile as ever and Carly still hot to trot?. I suppose TPTB are running out of bright ideas to keep this couple relevant. BTW—-Sonny is definitely… Read more »

Dawn Kochel
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Dawn Kochel

Thought Julian would survive. he never found out he has another baby. why did they kill him off, still a lot of stories for him? Can’t they have his death be a plot to help him escape for a while?

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart in the Cast of Disney Channel’s Super-Villains Pilot ‘Amy From Amarillo’

Casting news was recently announced for the Disney Channel’s upcoming half-hour live-action comedy pilot with a working title of Amy From Amarillo.

According to Deadline, while the series has named actress Isabella Pappas in the title role of Amy, none other than General Hospital star James Patrick Stuart (Valentin Cassadine) is also noted to be a part of the cast.

In story, the project follows a family of super-villains who must go on into hiding in Amarillo, Texas when they fall afoul of the League of Villains and are about to be liquidated.  Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.

Those joining Stuart and Pappas in the cast include: Hilda Spellman, Patricia Belcher, Kayden Muller-Janssen, Malachi Barton, Reed Horstmann and Lucy Davis will plays Amy’s mom, Eva aka Spark, a feisty supervillain who shoots electrical current out of her hands.

Production on the pilot is set to begin this month.  Stuart will be continuing his role on GH as per usual.

Furthermore, James took to Twitter this morning to clarify for inquiry GH fans who were concerned about the status the project might cause for his role on the ABC daytime drama series: “I am currently working on a Disney Channel comedy pilot. We film 15 minutes from the GH stage so, should the show get picked up for series, and while it would create scheduling headaches for some very cool people, I have no plans to hang up Valentin’s dancing shoes any time soon.”

So, intrigued by this pilot and what role James will have within it? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GL Alum Kimberly J. Brown Joins the Cast of General Hospital

Another daytime favorite is coming to General Hospital.  This time its Kimberly J. Brown (Ex-Marah) of Guiding Light fame.  She last appeared on the soaps during her from 1993-1998 and then a brief return in 2006

According to Soap Opera Digest, she will make her GH debut next week in a mystery role.

Kimberly worked with two GH powerhouse actresses during her tine on Guiding Light. 

She noted to SOD about her time in Springfield: Cynthia Watros (Nina, GH, Ex-Annie Dutton, GL) was my stepmom for a bit, and Laura Wright (Carly, Ex- Cassie, GL) played my aunt.”

Brown has appeared in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures over the last few decades.

Now the question becomes, who will Kimberly play on GH? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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General Hospital and ‘H.R. Pufnstuf’s’ Billie Hayes Dead at 96

She was one-of-a-kind, and now actress Billie Hayes has passed away at the age of 96.  Hayes’ family announced her death from natural causes on April 29th at Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

Hayes was best-known for her unforgettable role as Witchiepoo on the 1969-70 Saturday morning live-action children’s classic H.R. Pufnstuf from Sid and Marty Kroft.

However, daytime fans will remember that then General Hospital executive producer, Gloria Monty, hired Hayes to play the recurring role of the street-smart international spy, Brighton O’Reilly, back in the 80’s series hey day.

GH’s Tristan Rogers (Robert Scorpio) took to Twitter to mourn the loss of Hayes on Monday sharing; “My dear wonderful Billie Hayes has died. Sadly I only got to work with her on GH but it was a magical relationship. Right away Gloria Monty saw something unique and ran with it. I cannot tell you how her passing saddens me.”

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In story, Brighton O’Reilly was shot and killed by Victor Cassadine back in 1981. Billie told Soap Opera Digest back in 2003 about her time as an agent on GH, and her exit from the series: “I asked Gloria why she killed me off, and Gloria said, ‘To tell you the truth, Billie, we really hemmed and hawed at it. But I decided to do it for selfish reasons. I knew if I killed O’Reilly there’d be such an abundance of sympathy and love for Scorpio that his stock would go up. And he’s my new leading man!’ I understand why Gloria knocked me off, but I would have loved to have gone on with it because I feel it could have been developed into a fascinating character.”

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Sid and Marty Kroft also took to Twitter and expressed:  “Margaret Hamilton (Wizard of Oz) once told us that Billie Hayes was “one of the best witches ever” We couldn’t agree more. Rest in Peace dear friend.”

Billie’s career spanned decades including Broadway, television, motion pictures and voice-over work. In addition, she founded the Los Angeles-based animal rescue nonprofit organization Pet Hope, a cause she had championed since adopting a puppy abandoned in the basement of Broadway’s St. James Theatre during the run of Lil’ Abner in which she was featured in the role of Mammy Yokum.

Share your remembrances of Billie Hayes and your condolences for her family and loved ones via the comment section below.

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