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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Julian’s Life Implodes As Bomb Explodes

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Friday’s episode of General Hospital left viewers with an explosive ending, literally, that left fans on the edge of their seats of just what will be the ramifications for those inside and outside the Floating Rib, and on the docks of Port Charles.

At the epicenter of the story is William deVry (Julian Jerome), who delivered a top-notch and emotional heart-tugging performance within the hour installment of the ABC daytime drama series.

As it went down, Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober) wants Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) dead and has Julian doing his bidding; that includes Julian walking around with a bomb in a backpack. Renault meets Julian on the pier, and Julian lets the drug lord know that he will not target a restaurant full of people, since Jason is currently at the Floating Rib, playing pool with his son.  Cyrus tells Julian not to worry that the bomb will not be an issue until Jason is alone. He then hands Julian a burner phone to call him when the job is done.

As the two are talking, a drunken Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) stumbles upon the conversation, and that sets up what would have very well been the final scenes of the former couple known as “Julexis”.  When Alexis and Julian begin to talk, Julian shows his concern for her drinking, which she does not want to hear about.  Then in a key moment, Julian apologizes to Alexis for all the pain he has caused her.  It was in this line of dialogue, “Alexis, you have been such a positive light in my dark life” that viewers and possibly Alexis, felt the weight of what Julian was trying to convey, as he feared his life could be coming to an end, or feeling racked with guilt for the things he finds himself unable to extricate himself from.  Alexis wonders why he sounds like he’s saying goodbye to her.

Later, Julian shows up with the bomb at the Floating Rib as he flips through his phone and pictures of his children and loved ones knowing he must do what Renault has ordered to keep everyone safe.  He leaves the backpack with the bomb in it under a table.

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At the Floating Rib, we have a major set up that could also lead to dire consequences.  Lulu (Emme Rylan) has summoned Dustin (Mark Lawson) to meet her at the bar to discuss the status of their relationship, now that Dante (Dominic Zamprigna) is back in town.  Dustin pulls out a ring and gets down on one knee to propose, just as Dante is outside the bar coming to talk to Lulu.

Meanwhile, Dev (Ashton Arbab) discovers the backpack and goes to tell the bartender about it.  In addition, Jason, Danny, Cameron (William Burton), and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) and Franco (Roger Howarth) are also there.

At  the end of the episode, Julian is back on the docks and pulls out the burner phone Cyrus gave him.  Julian says, “You better pick up”, but unknowingly when he hits Cyrus’ number, he sets off the bomb to explode in the bar.  Fade to black.

So, what will be the upshot of the bomb explosion?  Will Julian, in the midst of the turmoil, make it look like he perished in the explosion to facilitate William deVry’s exit?  Will something happen to Lulu, since we know Emme Rylan has exited the show as well?  Will everyone be saved?  Share your thoughts and theories and what you thought of Will’s performance via the comment section below.

 

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I’ve always felt like Julian was a weasel but now I really feel sorry for him not only that but renoult is finally turning into a psycho creepy villain.

Yes, a weasel and worse–he attempted to murder Alexis. That should have spelled his demise. GH loves to hang on to its villain to its great detriment.

GH has been “on fire” as of late. Ever since the return of soaps since layoff, it has left the other 3 shows in the dust. It’s all about the writing, and great actors able to make us care about their characters. William deVry (one of soap’s hottest hunks) has been particularly strong as of late, his farewell (?) to Alexis was brilliant. That entire scene was a highlight reel for both actors. Dustin and Dev are probably dead, maybe Sam and Jason’s son 🙁 I just can’t believe LuLu is dead, maybe she disappears. What about Elizabeth and Franco?! I cannot wait to see what unfolds … THANK YOU, GH !!

I’m guessing Lulu goes into a coma, is sent to Crichton Clark for long-term care and wakes up (Julie Berman) sometime in May sweeps.

Danny might also be heading to a coma. This should definitely be the end of “Jasam” as they no longer work as a couple. Really can’t see them killing another Quartermaine. What if Danny gets brain damage like his dad, but insists on going to live with “grandma Monica”?

Dev could be a goner, but killing another teen less than 2 years from Oscar? The character wasn’t drawn out and wouldn’t be missed in a few months. Killing him could complicate the Cyrus/Brando situation, so that may be a reason for his survival.

As for Dustin, we never knew his background story, and with Lulu gone, there’s no need for him on the canvas.

Finally, kudos to Jeff Kober for making Cyrus a villain to truly fear.

On second thought, I now foresee Lulu slipping into a catatonic state like Laura did. Julie Berman will “wake up” in the role just as Dante is prepared to marry whomever his new love interest is.

Best outcome would be Dustin (completely useless character from day one) Dev (long outlived his usefulness) and Frodd (geezus, do I even need to spell this one out?) all dead, nobody else injured seriously at all.

Unfortunately, we already know Lulu is gone, as the Valentini regime seems determined to carry on Garin Wolf’s mission of completely destroying the Spencer family. (Ironically the very people who saved GH from cancellation in the 1970s). So Lulu is a likely causualty. Though one can hope she’s merely injured with facial injuries so bad that she’ll wake up in the hospital with her old face again (as in JMB).

No way in Hell that Danny Morgan dies, but just the fact that he was in the building at all will certainly lead to Julian’s impending demise. Just a matter of whether Jason or Sam finds him first. Or maybe even Alexis…. especially if she’s drunk. (which she usually is lately)

Worst thing is that Whiny Heiny was nowhere near the Floating Rib at the time, so sadly there’s zero chance of him being dead.

The writers suck. In this miserable time we are going through why are you getting rid of characters we love. Get rid of Dustin, boring Willow, Brad, Lucas, Ryan, Cyrus, and Anna’s twin, the police commissioner, bring back Liesel she is too funny keep my favorite Franco, and Billy Miller’s character. Dont let Sasha die.

I REALLY don’t like what they’ve done to the character of Julian. Ever since he cut the brake lines on Lucas and Brad’s car, it’s been all downhill. Why would he marry Nelle? Why would he do Cyrus’s bidding? They worked so hard to redeem Julian in the eyes of his family as well as Alexis, and now with Kim out of town and Neil dead, it was the perfect opportunity to reunite “Julexis.” What a waste of story potential, a great character, and an equally great actor. I just hope Julian doesn’t die, and can return in a few years as a truly redeemed person.

I love William deVry. His talent is immense, however Julian is written Mr.deVry owns the screen. Extricated out of the Mob, trying desperately to become a “good man” for his family. No matter how he tried – always trying to save his own bacon, his relationship with Alexis, save Ava or keep his relationships with his kids safe- Julian ties the end of his rope in a slipknot. Boyfriend to Kim (loved the dynamic of what could have been between a – not grieving but feisty Kim and a little bit bad Julian. (uber talent Tamara Braun) I hope IF the PTB at GH REALLY are foolish enough to lose William deVry that they just send Julian on the run – that he runs a untraceable pattern(for now) to Kim. That somehow we get a glimpse of a future where Mr. deVry really DOES return.

I have not always been a Julian fan but like the actor. I did like him and Alexis but they deemed to ruin that relationship despite nothing good coming to either character since. That bomb was like throwing spaghetti at the wall and watching to see which one sticks. In this case, which one or ones will die. I do not believe they all will live. .I had read a while ago that Lulu leaves town, and certainly Laura will be saved, so don’t know about them .I can’t see them killing off Jason and his innocent son. Since they’ve started a new SL with Franco, he seems safe but if he is injured they could find something new about his brain tumor. To me, the only one really expendable is Dev. Do not think he is needed anymore in PC. Can’t wait for next week!

I really hate how the writers dismantled Julian’s character piece by piece. They have done everything in their power to make him un redeemable. I feel like it was deliberate. I especially hate how they destroyed Julexis. They had so much potential but the writers and EP blew it! They had the perfect opportunity to reunite Julexis after Kim left town and Neil died but again they refused to do it!. Instead they destroyed Julian and let William deVry go! I really hope that Julian doesn’t really die and that they decide to bring WDV back. He’s one of my favorite actors on the show! Horrible decision on TPTB’s part to let him go!!

I think Julian will either take off and leave town or Dante will catch him and hold him till the PCPD comes, they haul him to the police station, because he’s a suspect, they later find out that he planted the bomb, he goes to prison for however long they bring him or his replacement back. Somebody had said that Lulu might be in a coma, maybe for a while, till they replace her and Elizabeth will contact Dr. Drake to do surgery on Franco, everybody else just got knocked out, but will be alright….my opinions…lol

I sure hope no one dies but I am ready for Julian to exit

Really didn’t want him to go out as a bomber. Even if he was being forced to by Cyrus. Why couldn’t he just fake his death without planting that bomb!! I love William Devry and his character Julian. They should have left it so this amazing character could come back to the canvas someday…

I wish that was not the way it worked out. Cyrus tricked Julian and now no one knows that Julian didn’t want to do this. He should’ve thrown the bomb in the harbor, and gone on the run or better yet, gone to Sonny with the truth. I could not believe Kim was avoiding him in NY after all he did for her..William Devry is a great actor and my favorite GH hunk. Wish he was not really dead, but if so, hope we see him on TV again soon!

Julian is a snake and he will have to answer for his deeds he planted a bomb once before and killed the wrong person

For someone who has been affiliated with the mob Julian acts like a Simple Simon and doesn’t know how to get himself out of this situation.F

As if there isn’t enough death, dying, drugs, destruction going on in real life. Is this the best GH writers can come up with for “entertainment?” Especially before Thanksgiving! And even commenters adding their own “pleasant” two cents. How the once mighty GH has fallen from love and adventure in the afternoon.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, it doesn’t look like we’re getting a Quartermaine pizza episode this year.

Steve…Oh No! No Q pizza!

The official Thanksgiving episode will actually air next Monday, which seems a little ridiculous, but they’re going with an Xmas rerun on Thursday, and they aren’t airing anything on Friday (preempted for football, most likely).

Given the bombing and the aftermath of that, they probably didn’t think they could go from that to a Thanksgiving episode on Wednesday. If they throw in a 4 day weekend before they start carving up the turkeys (or ordering the pizzas, as the case may be) they can at least give the illusion of some time between the death & carnage, and a bunch of people standing around singing “We Gather Together” (or whatever that song is called. I’m the Devil, so I’m not exactly an authority on hymns, you understand.)

GH might not get the #1 spot in the ratings BUT it is the best soap on TV! The writers are doing such a wonderful job. Friday’s show was old school, a cliffhanger in a ratings period that was done perfectly with several actors performances standing out. On Monday, here is what I think will happen.

1.Julian must run and run far far away!

2. Franco dies saving Danny. Franco will go out a hero. Plus, we know, unless there is a recast, Patrick is not coming to PC to operate on Franco’s tumor. Franco out, Todd in!

3. Lulu will not die. She will go into a coma and be off camera in a long term care facility. They just wouldnt kill her off. She is a Spencer and the role will go back to JB. Plus, if Lulu died, Luke would have to be there for the funeral and he isnt coming back anytime soon.

Casualties: Dustin and Dev.

I just don’t get why they have gotten rid of Julian or lulu!! to bring back an idiot like brad who is nothing but an idiot
they could have changed the story without losing 2 great cast member’s so disgusted!

Parry Shen (Brad) is not on contract. They only pay him when he airs. William deVry and Emme Ryland are contract performers with guarantees and other associated fixed costs. Sadly, budget continues to be a driving force for soaps.

I am angry that they finally brought Dante back only to kill off Lulu. They needed to be reunited. Also, the same with Julian and Alexis. I am tired of all this Cyrus crap. There is so much heartache in the world right now it would be nice to see some hope. I am 66 years old and I watched GH with my mom after school but I am done with it until they are done with this horror.

I just want Franco, Elizabeth, and Cameron to be safe. If the writers had the guts to go for poetic justice, Danny would be injured due to his father’s and grandfather’s continued mob ties and loyalty.

In what world does “poetic justice” include a supposed serial killer, who never paid for any of his crimes walking away, while an innocent child pays for his grandfather’s idiocy?

Just wondering, because we’re looking for “poets” like that at Hell’s “Open Mic Night”

In a world where Franco has a legitimate medical reason for behavior and has CHANGED and Jason continues to put Sonny and the mob ahead of his children’s safety.

Jamie
Poetic justice is not a child suffering for his parent’s crimes. If you look up the meaning it will explain it better than I can. Poetic justice would have been if Julian had been killed by the bomb himself.

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General Hospital’s Adam J. Harrington Weighs-in On John and Carly, and How it’s ‘Starting to Get Very Complicated”

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GH fans also got their first glimpse of what may be a new romance for Carly, if she and John continue to bond.  If John and Carly were to have a relationship, it would certainly have a ripple effect with Jason (Steve Burton) and Sonny (Maurice Benard).

Adam J. Harrington shared his view on the scenes and what might be next between the two. Speaking to Soap Opera Digest, Harrington shared, “I thought it was written in a way where there’s an understanding and a respect between them both. I don’t think there was any moment where she was not aware that he’s an FBI agent, and there was no moment that he wasn’t aware of her history and relationship to other people in the town. I really liked it. I was really looking forward to shooting it with Laura and we had a really nice time shooting it.”

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When Carly and John part ways, it seems there were some romantic sparks, as Harrington puts it, “Isn’t that interesting that sometimes with people, the one moment they actually show how they feel is when they know there’s an escape hatch. They know they’re about to walk away. So, it’s almost safe in that moment to do it. I thought that was really special about how (the writers) handled John and Carly. Even the music in that scene was beautifully done.”

Where is this all heading? Conflict! Internally and professionally, and as Adam explains, “Who Carly was to John on paper as just a tool to be used as bait is starting to get very complicated.”

What would you think of a John and Carly pairing? Would you prefer him with Anna, or neither of them? Let us know via the comment section and take our poll below.

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General Hospital’s Steve Burton Reveals the Emotional Scene He Almost Could Not Get Through

On a recent episode of General Hospital, Jason received a message from his mother, Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson) via a note. The effect it had on Jason’s portrayer, Steve Burton turned out to be quite visceral.

As GH fans know, although Jason’s bio-mom was Susan Moore, he was raised and adopted by Monica. Speaking on his Daily Drama podcast with his co-host and GH co-star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Steve shared some insight on the difficulties he had getting through that scene.

Burton shared that in the key moment, “Brooklyn (played by Amanda Setton) came in and that’s where she gave me (Jason) the letter from Monica. That was a very hard scene for me to do. That was a tough one. That was the one time I was almost going to call ‘cut!’  It read ‘Jason, I believe in you.’ I was literally going to walk off the set.”

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To clarify and in the story, Monica was saying “I believe in you” and that she knows Jason didn’t shoot Dante (Dominic Zamprogna). Steve added, “It was tough, man. Emotionally, it was a tough scene. It was overwhelming in the moment.”

Steve went on to detail to Anderson, “She (Brook Lynn) pushed it to me and I read it and she was walking out and I had to stop her, but I was so emotional I couldn’t even get it out.  And at that point, I’m like, ‘Do I just keep going … or do I just walk off the set right now?’ But, I knew just to stay, because it’s so hard to get back there, once you shut it down. I knew, the next take wasn’t going to be the same.”

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It’s clear that Leslie Charleson is so missed on-screen as Monica by all of her castmates, and that Jason and Monica had a very special mother/son relationship throughout the decades on GH.

What did you think of the moment when Jason got a note from Monica that said, “I believe in you?” Were you touched as well? Let us know in the comment section. You can check out the latest episode of Steve and Bradford’s podcast below.

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According to casting news from the ABC soap opera, George Russo will take on the role. Russo will tape his episode next week on April 15th and will appear on the May 15th episode of the long-running daytime drama series.

If George looks familiar he has been in numerous primetime television shows and motion pictures including: The Offer. Winning Time, Grand Crew and Shameless.

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Longtime GH viewers will recall that Lois’ (Rena Sofer) dad, Carmine, was previously showed up in Port Charles on and off from 1994 to 1996 and was played by John Capudice.

Clearly, it seems that Carmine will be a part of Chase (Josh Swickard) and Brook Lynn’s wedding.  Will it go off without a hitch? Are you looking forward to it? Stay tuned.

Who else would you like to see attend the nuptials? Gloria Cerullo (Ellen Travolta), any other blasts from the pasts who should be present? Let us know in the comment section.

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