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General Hospital Reveal: William deVry's "Derek Wells" is Actually Julian Jerome! What Are Your Thoughts On The Twist?



On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, the background and the truth came to light of just who is this mysterious guy, “Derek Wells”, who showed up in Port Charles this week and took over Connie Falconeri’s Crimson!

It all happened when soap favorite and heartthrob, William deVry in key scenes with two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Maura West (Ava) was revealed to be none other than Julian Jerome, brother of Ava, and son of Victor Jerome, the crime boss who spread terror though Port Charles in the 80’s and early 90’s!

As many know and was reiterated in the episode, the Jerome clan caused terrible trouble and heartache for Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) and Duke Lavery (Ian Buchanan)!  Anna even lost her and Duke’s child at their hands!

Fans also learn the gambling connection with the Jerome family and Morgan Corinthos (Bryan Craig), and that Ava and Julian have a master plan to bring down Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and take back the territory that once belonged to the powerful Jerome family!

Elsewhere, Alexis ((Nancy Lee Grahn) gets hypnotized by Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) to try to recall who Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) father is, so she can help save little Danny! And as she recalls the night she met this handsome stranger, we come to learn that the man she is making out with in a car was named “Julian”!

Quite the story entrance for Mr. deVry!  He is Julian Jerome with a whole agenda to take down the Corinthos Clan and he has no idea he has a daughter, who just happens by the Crimson office at the end of Friday’s episode and comes face-to-face with dad! 

So what do you think of all the groundwork that has been laid to make William deVry’s emergence on General Hospital have plenty of impact? Do you like the idea “Derek Wells” is really Julian Jerome?  Do you see the long term story potential for Anna, Duke,  Sonny, Ava, The Q’s, Alexis, Sam, and more with deVry’s Julian on the canvas? And one more thing, Julian has another child out there!  Do you remember that Lucas Jones  (Bobbie’s adopted son with Tony)  is really the bio-child of Julian too?  Could that come into play here at some point in the future? Let us know your thoughts on the reveal!



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FInally, a hot storyline. I remember the Jeromes and looking forward to the storyline continuing to unforld.

I whated to know about Jerome family

I like William Devry But am on the fence about Derek/Julian. I didnt like my intro to the man when he grabbed pregnant Maxi by the arm roughly. I love Maxi she is my favorite GH female character and that move left a bad taste in my mouth. We have to see where this goes but it does look like we have a new bad guy in Port charles who WILL have a big impact on lots of lives.

well it was obvious he was some sort of criminal element as soon as he grabbed Maxie. he’s not supposed to be all warm and fuzzy…and we’re not supposed to, at least at this point, like him or “his intro.”

your right about that

I whated julian jorme go

you should read about the Jeromes and Julian… they’re nasty mobsters. Julian and his sister Olivia kept trying to kill each other… and others! 🙂

Julian was presumed dead. He was in a firefight with “Duke Lavery”. He was actually in the gun fight with Jonathan Paget who was posing as Duke Lavery.

The Jeromes were battling with the McKays, which was Duke Lavery and Duke’s father Angus.
Olivia St. John, Julian’s sister, had a thing for Luke and well, let’s just say she wanted to get rid of Anna so she could have Luke.

The other baddies –
Victor Jerome (deceased) – the original founder of the family
Julian Jerome – Victor’s surviving son and presumably the current mob boss
Olivia Jerome (St. John) (presumably deceased) – Victor’s daughter
Evan Jerome, Sr. (died 1983) – Victor’s son
Dino Antoinelli – Victor’s son with Dimitra Antoinelli, half-brother to Julian, Olivia, Evan Sr., and Ava.
Evan Jerome, Jr. (deceased) – Evan Sr’s son with his wife Veronica.
* Ava Jerome – Victor’s daughter. She may be co-mob boss with Julian. She may or may not be the same person as Olivia.
Jonathan – cousin to the Jeromes

other children of theirs – Lucas Jones – Julian’s son with Cheryl Stansbury; adopted by Tony Jones and Bobbie Spencer.
Sam Morgan – Julian’s daughter.

my bad! that should read that Olivia had a thing for DUKE, not Luke. silly fingers! 🙂

long story

lots of words to read

Your right blair cramer about maxie me too

that is so right answer about that

This is an incredible twist and umbrella story that will affect nearly every character on the canvas. The writers are doing a fantastic job of using the entire cast in important and significant ways. Between this story and the inevitable baby-drama that will ensue between Ellie/Spinelli/Maxie/Dante/Lulu/Patrick/Brit, I am hooked on GH like I’ve never been before!

I do have a few questions, though:
1. I remember reading that Julian’s sister was named Olivia. I wonder if Olivia is “Ava” or if “Ava” is simply a newly created sister and character since Olivia is “dead” and since we already have an Olivia on canvas who is of no relation.

2. I would love to learn more of the backstory on Lucas. Who is his birthmother and how did Bobbie come to adopt him. Does Lucas know that he is adopted and does he know that his father is Julian Jerome? The possibilities of Lucas, who came out several years ago, and the current openness toward strong gay male characters on the show has me very excited as well!

I didnt watch during the Jerome era so i liked reading your comments…it helped me know a little more about the Jerome family. Reading Bobbis connection hopefully means she could possibly return for a brief story arc.

Most of your questions are answered on the Lucas Jones Wikipedia page. Just Google “Lucas Jones” and it will come right up. I would copy and paste, but credit where credit is due, and I am not sure if a link would be flagged as spam.

holy crap sam is relatied to lucas, he would be her younger brother!, damn sam hit the family lotto, she’s almost related to the entire cast. oh and to answer one or two of your question, Ava is a younger sister, and cheryl is lucas mother, she was tiffany hill sister, and at some point they thought Robert Scorpio was lucas father. i think lucas does know he’s adopted but i don’t know if he’s aware he’s a jerome. that story never played out.

Maybe Lucas or one of the Jeromes can save Sams baby if not Franco…

From what Tonja Walker (who played Olivia Jerome) was saying on Twitter, she talked to the writers and Olivia is dead dead. So looks like Ava is another sister.

I don’t remember if Lucas knows he’s adopted. I remember when he was a teenager both Maxie and Georgie were drooling over him and each wanted a kiss from him (what is it with this show and kissing cousins?).

Personally I love this story-it’s a great way to tie in the old and the new. And I’m still crossing my fingers that somehow the Jeromes are tied to Faison/Robin/Olbrecht/Jerry Jacks. Any of the Jeromes medical whizzes?

maxie and georgie were not cousins with lucas

actually… there are no kissing cousins at all, as Kiki and Michael aren’t related… and Maxie and Georgia just kinda grew up with Lucas around. Maxie had Lucas’ sister’s heart. (Actually, BJ was Tony’s child from a previous marriage and Lucas was adopted.) so as Lucas and the girls got older, well, he was getting kinda cute to them.

Lucas’ mother was Cheryl Stansbury, Tiffany Hilk’s sister, Cheryl died when Lucas was a baby,.

she left baby lucas for tony and bobbie to raise in her will.she was killed in a car accident. yes he knew he as adopted

Toooooo “Six Degrees of Separation” ( make that one or two…) for my taste!!!! I love the current trend of connecting the present to the best of the past of GH, but I don’t know that this plot fills that bill……the Jerome storyline was not one of the most interesting or intriguing chapters of the show’s history.

Awesome! My first answer about Olivia/Ava would be “No, Olivia died on screen.” But now we have A.J., Duke, and Julian on the canvas, so that answer doesn’t work. I guess I’d say she isn’t, if for no other reason than there already is another Olivia on the show. 🙂
As I recall, the Lucas’s dad story was dropped pretty quickly when Gloria Monty returned in late 1990. Cheryl was obsessed with Robert and claimed the child was his, and that was the big secret at the time, when will Robert find out that Bobbie’s son is his. Then when Monty took over, she cleaned house, killed off Cheryl, and ended the story by saying Lucas wasn’t Robert’s. The only other option was Julian, but he was dead, Cheryl was dead, and Bobbie kept custody, so the story died.
Pretty sure Lucas knew he was adopted, because Bobbie couldn’t have kids anymore at the time, wasn’t that the deal?
Anyway, really stoked about the return of the Jeromes. I’m gonna conveniently forget that (both Duke and) Julian died on-screen, just because I was so mad that the story ended because they (again) changed producers/writers. Why kill people on-screen all the time? That’s why people make fun of soap operas, convoluted and often stupid story explanations when the actors choose to come back….

totally agree GH is back. Last week was a great soap week very well written


did you see Michael scream at morgan yesterday

long story about that

that too much to read

I am loving it!!! I have to say I knew most of it was coming… sort of predictable… but still loving it!!! He is a baddie… but maybe he will be a bit reformed before it is over. Loved Thursday and Friday’s show especially because of who was on our screen. I like RH but how nice was it not to have to watch more of him as Franco. We got Anna, Duke, Lucy, Luke, Holly Carly, Sonny, Tracy, Alexis, Sam, Kevin, Ava and Julian… what a great few episodes!!! I may watch them again!!! Love to see Ava and Carly and Tracy do battle. Love that Luke is back! Love Anna and Duke going to Sonny… loved it!!!

there are awsome

Love Devry, he’s quite the talent but he is a only a few years older than Kelly Monaco. He is 45 while she is 38. If we apply reality’s hand here and subtract the nine months of Alexis’s gestation period (who was sixteen at the time of conception) then Julian was about 7 when he impregnated Alexis. That is rather creepy to think about. I realize that time is irrelevant in soap land, however, when age conflicts with a characters’ timeline, there is a problem, and Houston, we have one. But don’t tell Ron this–he can’t handle even the gentlest, most constructive criticism.

um actors don’t play their real age, duhhhhhhhh, everyone knows this!

I think you must know actors do not have to play their own age, but the character age, which on soaps is usually a range rather than a set date. KM is 38, but her character Sam was born in 1980, which would make Sam 33. Alexis had Sam at 16. The man she had the one night stand had to be at least legal drinking age, so lets say he was 21. 21 add 33 years would make Sam’s father 54. If Julien was her father, then back in 88 when Julien first came on the scene he would have been early 30’s, which seems to fit the right age range for the character then and to be Sam’s father. So even if Devry is 45, he is obviously playing a man who is in his early fifties, which isn’t that big of a stretch in the looks department for him to pull it off— I find him playing over fifty more believable than the some of the cast of Glee who were in late twenties playing high school students. But it is call acting for a reason– and if they are good at it, they will convince us they are the character’s age not their own.

Well Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) and Lisa LoCicero (Olivia) are nine years apart, and DAYS’s Alison Sweeney (Sami) and Chandler Massey (Will) are fourteen years apart, and I’ve never heard people complaining about them….

And John McCook is only 8 years older then Ronn Moss and he played his father for 25 years on Bold & The Beautiful. JM use to joke about it and say from the get go he was told to put grey in his hair.

Sam being a Jerome and a Cassadine is a great twist! Can’t wait for the family reunion.

It is time for Lucas to come back and be in a triangle with Brad and Felix

For the life of me, I cannot understand the breathless anticipation voiced here for the character of “Lucas.” He was at best, a “back-bencher” role (no pun intended….) in his previous incarnations, and this endless desire to match him up with those two pathetic, stereotypical characters before he even arrives is just beyond irritating! Such constant badgering only serves to give me the fervent desire that when “Lucas” finally does appear he is a conservative, “Log Cabin Republican” type who cannot abide such flamboyance…and that he will be far more invested in his career and family as opposed to all the gossipy, petty and underhanded behavior displayed by Brad and Felix!!!!! Not to worry though…Richard Simmons is on the way…perhaps he can do a “threesome” with the boys!!!!!!!!

“breathless anticipation”

jesus h christ…..

my life is on televison… and I couldn’t be happier.

“…pathetic stereotypical” characters… who are elevating men 4 men.

A Big Yum!

Why “Richard,” is that YOU????? C’mon…fess up, you’re really “Mr. Simmons” under the nom de plume of “Patrick,” right?????? Haha…VERY FUNNY!!!!!

Not interested in the Jerome’s.Ava is boring & so is kiki.

Absolutely agree with you….Ava the Android has gotten old real fast, and “Kiki” is so not an enduring or endearing character, which is sad for KA….my only hope for her is that once she discovers her true parentage she becomes “Lauren Clay,” has a tasteful makeover and rises above her tawdry family background. Just the current name alone conjures such a tacky, disgraceful image….makes me think of a stripper or hooker!!!! (I realize there are actual socialites with that moniker, but it simply doesn’t apply here…) And being forced to hear Morgan’s constant utterances of it makes it even worse…time for another big change for KA.

I like them and the story is getting very interesting with Julian & being Sam’s dad who could be a life saver for the baby! Ava’s secret will come out that Silas is kiki’s real dad and so on…

Well I don’t know the history since I only began watching last year, but years of soap watching has given me enough experience to know– this is good twist– it brings in some new, with some history– it seems to affect a number of characters– and has long term potential. Also there will be a Romeo and Juliet kind of thing happening with Micheal and Kiki when the truth comes out that she is part of one crime family and Micheal is part of the other. I like the possibilities — can’t wait to see it all unfold in the days to come.

what really makes this interesting…

if you watched him on AMC… and yes… writing has so much to do with delivery.

but… intelligent actors who have meaty material…makes this all the more intriguing.

plus… he has that it sexual factor, in spades… and we’ve got alluring story… to tell.

jeez… going by posts…. and I do like Ava… she’s captivating… was stunning on ATWT. so.. throw in her brother, Jerome… and… all the historical connections.

finally… this will be good for Alexis… as I always thought she was intelligent…. ie: remember her from Santa Barbara… ? Yikes… she was so good.

alot of good actors to play this stuff out… and I hope this is the resurgeance for GH.

NLG was so good on “Santa Barbara” because she had “Lane Davies” as her leading man…she has never recaptured the magic that was” Julia and Mason” since…

I agree! Such great actors, I can’t see anything but greatness coming from all of this.

I agree with you about NLG.

Santa Barbara was on it’s own… plateau.

Alexis is the definition of Strong…. and she never found that on GH.

till now?

bbbwhen they announced he was coming on the show I said he has to be Sam;s dad.

Everyone seems to have overlooked the fact that if Julian is Sam’s father, that makes Carly her pseudo stepsister, since that would make Lucas their mutual half brother!

sam and lucas would be blood but carly would be lucas sister by adoption

Ava and Julian Jerome.. Sonny Corinthos .. Lavery… Devane.. The Q’s… Alexis… Sa
(a perhaps Lucas Jones )

SMOKIN!! a power house !!!

It doesn’t get any better than what is upcoming in Port Charles! EXCITING!!

Deja Vu ; GH that gave me suspense, thrills, plots, on the edge programing!!!!

what surprise? Everyone who can read knew who he was . Does this mean double the mobs again?
What a shame FrankenRon came on made the show watchable for a couple of months. Now here we go again with All Sonny all Mob? Of course when its not all Mobs its all OLTL.

Great casting!!!!!!!!

If he is suppose to be Sam Mcall father, he and Kelly Monaco favor a lot!!!
I wonder who side Sam is going to take?


finallly gh is rocking again, fridays episode was so good all around, i enjoyed everyone who was on and their storyline, loved Holly surprise with luke, and ava and Duke going at it on thursday, and finally anna was on, it was just so good, hope it keeps playing out like this.

He’ll obviously turn out to be Sams daddy.

I have been critical of the writing and direction of show. I am the first to admit that this story ha some teeth….

Do we really need another freaking mob story? Hell no!
I wasn’t watching when the Jeromes were on originally, and I have zero interest in them now.

This story will be very involved and rotating around many top stars,,
It will be so much more than mob, it is about secrets, revenge and power..

(( there is no longer a mob for anything to be a mob story…
have you not noticed that fact.. lol

Amen to that notion….wish they would just pack it in right now and “Jerome Around the World”….LOL.

Wow, the character of Julian Jerome is certainly going to impact just about everyone in Port Charles! Even though I’m not usually big on the mob stories, I like the fact that Julian is not a one-note cartoon kind of bad guy, and that the writers are mining GH’s rich history. So poor Sam is half Cassadine and half Jerome? That’s quite a pedigree! Lol!

We know its gonna be good!!
William deVry/Julian Jerome has signed long term contract,,
The Jerome’s, Ava and Julian are in Port Charles for the long run!!!! 🙂
wonder who else who is connected to them will join in???

Love it. Finally an interesting mob storyline.

GH no longer has a mob.. The mobs are long gone.
Sonny and his sidekick are nowhere near being a mob, nor are 2 Jerome’s..

Sonny use to be head of mob that no longer exists.
Now he is simply a tuff guy who holds on to his old ways, and a loner.

Ava and Julian are not a mob either..
This story is about revenge, money, power.

((have people not noticed the mobs are no longer, they are gone?
I have not seen a mob in Port charles for a very long time..
Sonny is not a mob he’s just a use to be mobster without a mob to lead.. LOL ..

Amazing job that Ron has done to create a storyline with so much rich potential. It has deep ties to the past while incorporatung the new characters even deeper into the whole show. It is going to be an incredible fall watching this story develop. I think we are finally getting to see the talent and vision that Frank & Ron have for GH now that the pomp & circumstance of the nurses ball/50th anniversary is over and the push/pull with Prospect Park and the OLTL characters is done. Loving my soap!

Great episode all around!! Way to go guys!!

I haven’t seen any of William deVry’s previous work, although I do remember hearing his name a lot when he was on AMC. I like what I saw from him this past week. Looks like this Julian Jerome/Derek Wells character is gonna be a real bastard, and I love that.

It’s nice to see a new villain on the show. I love all the GH villains from the past, Helena, Faison, Jerry Jacks, and so on, but it’s good to see someone new and fresh. Sure, most of us could see this storyline coming as soon as the Jerome name was re-introduced on the show, but just cause you know something is coming, doesn’t mean that you still can’t enjoy it.

I’m definitely very intrigued to see where things go After a lackluster few months following the Nurses Ball, GH has really been picking it up again over the past few weeks. Which I knew it would, cause every show goes through their slow periods.

Leave it to Cartini to introduce a new character. This freak roughed up a pregnant woman his second day on the air. The misogyynistic violence against women on this show amazaes me!

The show on Friday was excellent. I am so excited for this story to unfold. Maura and William are excellent actors and I am sure with Ron’s excellent writing we are in for quite a ride. This storyline gives so many cast members storyline potential. So who do you think Derek/Julian will romance…Carly…Olivia…or someone else.

We know it won’t be Connie/Kate..
I think Julian will be a loner/no woman for a long while then sometime down the road he and Alexis will hook-up..
It would not be in Julian’s character, at this point in time, to have a woman in his life..

Hate it…..absolutely despise it!!!! Probably mostly due to the “whom” as opposed to the “what.” You have two really unlikeable, despicable and morally-reprehensible usurpers stepping into the major fray of GH: the oft-aforementioned artificial and affected Ava who annoys to no end, and a creep-inducing Julian who totally lacks the leading-man looks and sex-appeal required for such a powerful role…. he is sleaze personified….yuck!!!! I am beyond sick that he is going to be Sam’s Daddy…all the luscious possibilities out there, and we end up with this mess???? The ludicrous storyline is just plain wrong on so many levels….and it looks to be the dominant theme for many, many months to come. I only hope that all the legacy characters will come front and center to save us from this obnoxious duo’s bidding to take over not only PC, but the show, as well….there is only so much of Ava’s scene-stealing strutting and smirking and Julian’s dark demeanor and (foreshadowed) dastardly deeds that one can tolerate. Makes me wish for “RoHo’s” coma to be very short-lived…we are going to need his comic relief pronto!!!!

Save yourself, read a book..
You are not being forced to watch GH 🙂

GH is on fire! It’s rockin!!

What a mature suggestion…(I read plenty, thank you very much!) I don’t recall feeling the need to make likewise remarks to those who have been endlessly complaining about Franco and Silas for the past few months, but whatever…..all I was indicating was a real displeasure with the casting choices for these new characters….I don’t find them appealing AT ALL, and that serves to ruin the whole plot. Furthermore, using a moldy old storyline-family that was actually pretty mediocre the first time around simply dampens my enthusiasm for what I had hoped would be a very exciting late summer and autumn of GH drama…and there seems to be enough other people who agree with me, not only here, but on other websites, as well. Just saying…..

were you around the the Jerome Family member the first time around in Port Charles? I would just wait… they are trouble with a big scary T!

I go back as far as the early/mid ’80’s heydays….Frank Smith, the Cassadines, etc. Loved those storylines….and my most favorite time was with Frisco Jones. He should definitely be in on the current Luke and Holly caper….his skill set would fit right in!!!! ( Especially since they are rolling out Sean Donely….was never a fan of his!!!!) Loved the heart to heart Luke had with his “English”…we need more moments like that!!!! So much better than the silly, tacky stuff with Lucy and Scotty….Sam was really good today, but I still hate the thought that she was talking with her “father.” Just had much higher hopes for the guy they chose to be her daddy….and as usual, Ava was a sheer nuisance….I just don’t understand why she is so highly valued. Another more talented actress could have made that role interesting and intriguing, instead of just annoying. Oh, and glad to see “FranQ” was conscious…I thought they were going to keep him in a coma for awhile!

Am I the only one who thinks that the reveal was just a little too quick and easy? I don’t think Derek/Julian IS Sam’s father. There must be some other twist to it.
And did I miss something? Did one of the characters mention Lucas? Cause I don’t get why everyone is so concerned with that character when technically Sam stull doesnt even know who her father is…Alexis still doesn’t know who her baby’s father is…No one knows the Jeromes are even for sure back……ect…just seems tobne there’s a bunch of stories currently going on to be worrying about characters and stories that havent been mentioned yet. lol

Lucas is the son of Julian Jerome and Cheryl Stansbury (Tiffany’s sister). He was adopted by Tony & Bobbi.

oh, meant to add in… if Julian is Sam’s father, than he and Lucas could be bone marrow donors.

Well I get who he is, and why/how he could be important. Im just saying I don’t buy that he’s Sam’s father yet. LOL. I feel like there’s another twist.

Hope you’re right, “Hugo”….I reallllly wanted Sam’s dad to be much dreamier. More the tall, dark and handsome type, if you what I mean….

Maybe you should go watch Y&R then cause most of us are loving Gh right now and that includes the Jeromes ! The show is rocking

Been there, done that…..gave up on the hackneyed Bell shows more than a decade ago. GH has remained the only go-to guilty daytime pleasure (on and off) since then….too busy for anything more. Usually I’m drawn back when there is a streak of legacy role appearances, since there are so many great characters from the past…meaning the REAL thing, not the reconstituted ones, like these Jeromes!!!! That’s why I’m so passionate about the storylines and casting choices….I have such fond memories of GH’s grand history.

I thought it was a bit predictable when Alexis mentions the name “Juiian” while hypnotized just as Ava says my brother Juilan and Sam strolls into Crimson…Come on.
I hope that he actually is not Sam’s dad. I am ready for a mob to come back and I wonder how Sonny will deal without Jason (who I still miss terribly!!) The Jeromes will be bringing some interesting stuff for sure! Maybe the Zaccharas will return (Johnny can get out of jail) and it will be a wild ride in PC.
I am ready for Jerry Jacks to come back- he always adds delight and disgust!
I am tired of Danny being sick- poor kid has had a horrible life and he not even 2 years old. I hope GH gets better, I have not been into Morgan, Kiki, Michael, SIlas, Franco, etc. I do like Ava- she is one creepy lady!

Will Julian save Sam’s babies life? Do you think? Sam went into Crimson Fri. and there was Julian! Little does Sam know that he is her dad.. Will Alexis recgnoize Julian after all these years & will he rememeber her?????? WOW!!!!!!!!!!! GH is so ROCKIN!!!!!!!

yah ,, He will save Danny, RC will not kill-off Danny, so Julian would be the one..
this is getting sooo exciting!!

Does Julien know Lucas is his son?

Good job mining the rich history of a rich show. That’s what these show-runners do better than any of their contemporaries. Not always a hit, but when it works, great story ensues.

I agree with Scotty that this is an incredible twist and umbrella story that will affect nearly every character on the canvas. This is great! I hope Julian can save Danny!?

I loved Friday’s episode, so many great scenes. Anna and Duke with Sonny, don’t recall if Maurice Benard has ever worked with Ian Buchanan before, but it felt like something special. It’s always a hoot when Tony Geary plays Dr. von Scheemerman, and it was nice to see Emma Samms again. Same for Jon Lindstrom back as Kevin, Scotty and Lucy, and Ava and Julian giving some background on the Jerome family and where they’ve been, and foreshadowing their plans to take down Sonny’s empire.

Great work from all the actors, and a lot of well written scenes. It’s good to see GH starting to pick up again.

Who cares, he’s hot.

Let’s see – Sam is part Cassadine, part Jerome and her son is a Quartermaine who was like a brother to a Corinthos! Sam is now connected to every powerful family in town!

Love WDV as Julian! So looking forward to how this plays out across all families and how this obviously interacts with the Luke / Jerry Jax storyline which brings us back to Robin and Dr. O (who clearly is trying for retribution against Anna for having Faisons heart STILL after all these years)! (side note – loving watching Britt be redeemed!)

Lucas does know he’s adopted…..Julian Jerome please….Julian Jerome should be in his 50’s she looks younger than Alexis….Julian never knew Lucas was his son.

not a surprise… I figured he was one of the Jerome boys and they (with Ava) are indeed part of THAT Jerome family.

I think we’re in for some fun in Port Charles! 🙂

KM and WD was wonderful acting


They do look like Father and Daughter


Very Good EPiSode!!!!!

Did anyone catch Julian’s chemistry with Connie? Seriously. They should keep her character! It would be a great twist to have nuConnie fall for Sonny’s enemy while Sonny’s with her cousin.


More like “killer chemistry,” make that rage…can just imagine the explosion when she saunters into that office with Kiki’s birth certificate in her hands…..

Kelly Sullivan is uber talent… I definitely caught this.

I thought… how lucky that, Julian’ intro to Port Charles is with Connie. I especially… loved Connie’ scenes with Tracy… when Connie told Tracy about Kiki not being a ‘Q’.

Kelly Sullivan is an amazing actor…. and it’s GH’ downfall to let her go.

She’s mesmerizing… made for Serial.

So far I am loving Derek/Julian. Something about him is fascinating. I love that they are bringing the Jerome’s back and I love how they are doing it. The Jerome’s are connected to multiple story lines right now, it’s so intriguing. I am looking forward to watching it all unfold. The Jerome family has so much history and connections in Port Charles, just imagine all the potential story lines that could come out of this. (Sam is a Cassidine AND a Jerome, can you imagine what they could do with that!)

I am loving this s/l and the fact Derek/Julian is Sam’s father. Those two played off of each other so well today, I just absolutely loved their scenes. I am loving the fact we are going to see some more mob stories also and Julian going up against Sonny which will cause conflict for both Sam/Alexis.

Shocker today on GH!!!!! Luke and Holly looking up who took the money out of Jerry Jaxs account and guess who’s picture comes up Sean Donelly. He’s a blast from the past! Last time I saw Sean Doneely , Tiffany was taking him out of the country to a hospital! Shocker to see his face on the computer! Haven’t seen him in such a long time…WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Holly mentioned she visits Robert everyday!

Am loving Will deVry’s portrayal of Derek/Julian. And am enjoying the story and how all the pieces of the puzzle are being put together

Hells to the yes. Laverys v. Jeromes was one of the best stories in GH history. So much emotion there without even adding any new conflict. I actually am quite impressed how the Qs and Sonny & Co. have been woven in as well. But, truthfully, ANYTHING to get more air time for Finola Hughes and Ian Buchanan. They need to be front and center… William deVry and especially Maura West have been great additions. But, this story’s heart is Duke and Anna. That’s why the story took off on Thur & Fri’s episodes. Because the Laverys were involved as well.

William DeVry is the perfect person to play Julian and Sam’s father. Kelly Monaco and William even look alike. I am loving every minute of this story line. I want more of this story line ASAP 🙂


Today Episode Was Good!!!!!

August 6, 2013

Silas and Sam was yummy!!!!
Alex and Derek was good too! !! OPPS ( Julian Jerome)

They were the only thing good on GH!!!


I agree!

Love the reincarnated Jerome family saga. About time another family rattled the Corinthos clan. What if “Kiki” is really Duke and Anna’s presumed dead child? Wouldn’t that be a twist? Just think of the emerging storyline, in time for Robin’s return.

I love Gh….the storylines are spellbinding.Julian jerome is hot,he feels connected and attracted to Alexis.He figured out he is Sam’s dad,and he is quite emotional about it.Ava scares me more than Julian…Julian was alexis first love,can’t wait to see her reaction,when his identity will be revealed.

Danny is a Morgan Cassadine Jerome

I enjoy the way derek/julian flirts with alexis,he makes her nervous and speechless!lots of sexual tension…they will make a handsome couple…move over Shawn!to top it he is her “baby daddy”and he is going to save Danny’s life…
Julian is hot and sexy in his tight shirts and jeans or suits!no wonder alexis is flustered.

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WGA and AMPTP Reach Tentative Deal to End Writers Strike

Looks like we are close, very close, to the writing teams at your favorite soap operas returning to their jobs with news on Sunday that finally the WGA and AMPTP have reached a tentative deal. What remains is the fine print, and having the WGA vote to ratify their contracts.

This is welcome news to the television, streaming and motion picture industry that after five months of a strike has put the 2023-2024 TV season in deep water.

In a statement, the Writers Guild shared, “We have reached a tentative agreement on a new 2023 MBA (Minimum Basic Agreement), which is to say an agreement in principle on all deal points, subject to drafting final contract language. We can say, with great pride, that this deal is exceptional — with meaningful gains and protections for writers in every sector of the membership.”

As the deal goes through its final stages, the writers are still technically on strike, but picketing outside studios and shows has now been suspended.

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Among the writers’ demands that they fought for are: higher residuals from streaming shows, minimum staff sizes to prevent the use of “mini rooms” and protections from the use of AI.  The hope within the entertainment industry is that the new deal for the WGA will move along a new contract for SAG-AFTRA (actors) with the AMPTP.  As of Monday, SAG-AFTRA is still on strike.

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As for your favorite soap operas, during the strikes, the shows were written by non-union writers or “fi-core” writers who gave up their union benefits in order to continue working.

The next steps in process will see the WGA negotiating committee vote on “whether to recommend the agreement and send it on to the WGAW Board and WGAE Council for approval,” tentatively scheduled for Tuesday.  Another vote by the board and council could lift the strike “restraining order”and allow scribes to “return to work during the ratification vote”.

So, are you happy to know that the writing teams from your favorite soaps are about to return to work and helm the scripts and the vision of the shows? Comment below.

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General Hospital Alum Richard Simmons ‘Not Interested’ In Biopic with Pauly Shore Portraying Him

Former General Hospital guest star and fitness guru, the reclusive Richard Simmons, has come forward and addressed actor and comedian, Pauly Shore’s wish to play the 70’s and 80’s pop culture icon in a biopic about his life.

Shore previously took to social media and on X shared a side-by-side of him and Simmons. Accompanying the post, Pauly expressed: I’ve noticed the reactions to me playing #RichardSimmons in a biopic. I heard he’s living in Big Bear. We’ve been playing phone tag (yes, he has a phone). I’m trying to make it happen, you guys. In the meantime, hit up all the big producers. I’ll see you at @TheAcademy 2025!”

However, TMZ’s sources are reporting on Saturday that Simmons is not in favor of Shore playing him in a film or anyone else, or any biopic on his life.

The outlet shared that Richard’s reaction was that he was aware of the effort behind a biopic, mostly spear-headed by Pauly. but that he just doesn’t want to be involved. Simmons also added that he likes Pauly a lot, but he’s not biting, despite the public’s urging on social media about the idea of a movie on his life.

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Born Milton Teagle “Richard” Simmons, he became part of the public conscious back in the 70’s and 80’s with exercise studios and the ability to help his clients lose weight; many of them were celebrities. Simmons himself, admitted to at one time to being overweight, and getting into fitness helped him maintain a healthy living style and he wanted to help others.

Later, he began a four-year recurring run on General Hospital playing himself from 1979-1983.  Simmons returned to the show in 2013 for the Nurses’ Ball to taunt Lucy (Lynn Herring). He also was host of the Emmy-award winning, The Richard Simmons Show, which focused on personal health, fitness, exercise, and healthy cooking.  Over the last several years, Simmons has withdrawn from public life.

What would you think of a Richard Simmons biopic and if it included some moments in front of the camera and behind the scenes of what went down when he appeared on GH? Do you think it will ever happen given Simmons current position on the matter? Let us know in the comment section.

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General Hospital’s John J. York Reveals Potential Transplant Donor: “I Believe They Found a Match”

Promising news for General Hospital’s John J. York (Mac Scorpio). The actor who went public with his health battle shared Friday on Good Morning America that a life-saving blood stem cell transplant donor may have been located.

An emotional York told GMA, “I believe they found a match, perfect match, which will make me cry.  So we’re going to start our testing and do all that kind of stuff coming up here in about a week, and then I believe the transplant will happen, fingers crossed, in November.”

Through his association with the Be The Match organization, York located the now potential donor to help in his fight against myelodysplastic syndrome and multiple smoldering myeloma, two blood and bone marrow disorders. “

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York went on to explain the difficulties he faced in trying to find a match: “Many of my family members were tested and most of them were 6 out of 12; apparently there’s markers that have to be reached. So they were on standby.”

When asked just what the GH fan favorite would want to say if given the opportunity to speak to the donor that appears to be a match, in tears, John expressed: “Thank you for saving my life. For letting me spend more time with my wife and my daughter and my son-in-law and my grandchildren and seeing this beautiful blue sky.”

John has played Mac Scorpio for 32 years and until recently had kept his battle with these two blood cancers private, but came forward to clarify why he is taking time away from GH, and how he is been trying to find a life-saving donor match.

Watch York’s segment from GMA below.

Now, share your thoughts and well-wishes as John awaits the test results from his potential donor, to hopefully undergo this life-saving transplant in November via the comment section.

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