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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Robin Finds Out Jason Is Dead Courtesy Of Faison!

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In another heart-stopping Friday cliffhanger episode of General Hospital, two major stories had some dynamic moments and they intensified.

First, alone with Faison (Anders Hove), Robin (Kimberly McCullough) is lamenting that her dear friend Jason (formerly Steve Burton) will come save her once he realizes she is alive and at Wyndemere!  Since Anna (Finola Hughes) and Robert (Tristan Rogers) are captive in the lab at Cassadine Island, Jason will eventually come and kill Faison and bring her back to Port Charles!

Only Faison hurts Robin in the worst possible way, revealing he shot Jason in the back and pushed into the pier and he is dead! Not believing him, Robin looks it up online that verifies that Jason is presumed dead.  Heartbroken and devastated over the loss of Jason, who willed her to live and move on with her life and towards the arms of Patrick (Jason Thompson), Faison and Robin have an emotional showdown.   Later, Robin is hit with another low blow when Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) and Nikolas (Tyler Christopher) return from a visit for Ben to General Hospital and Britt reveals that Patrick is engaged to be married to Sabrina (Teresa Castillo)! Big kudos to the performance of Kimberly McCullough for making us recall the deep relationship Robin shared with Jason.  Now we ask, how much can Robin take before she will just break?  It’s bad news after bad news for the young heroine!

Elsewhere, Sonny (Maurice Benard) finds out with conclusive evidence that Derek Wells (William deVry) is indeed Julian Jerome! And we also learn in a conversation between a locked-up Anna and Robert, that Robert knew and had a hand in Julian Jerome cutting a deal with the WSB to save his life.  Julian AKA Derek plans on killing Morgan (Bryan Craig) since he knows who he really is, but after Morgan gets riled up after seeing Sonny and Michael (Chad Duell) together as father and son, he tells Julian that he wants to bring down his father and he wants “in” on the destruction of Sonny!

So, what did you think of Robin learning the news of Jason’s death?  Did you expect that the powers-that-be would address it as this point in the storyline?  And, what of Sonny learning the identify of Derek Wells?  What will happen next?  Comment below?

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udhoop
udhoop

I recognize Robin, I recognize Faison, I recognize Anna but sorry I still don’t recognize Robert. I don’t think anyone has been able to write for this great character since the late Gloria Monty may she rest in peace.

Erick
Erick

Hi, I’m curious what aspects of Robert you’re citing from the past. I agree that he was written as a buffoon when he and Luke went on those adventures to the Markham Islands with the monkey. But I recognize this Robert, especially Friday when he was calling Duke “Lavery” like he always did and not believing that he had gone straight, and lamenting how a guy with the name “Jerry Jacks” got the best of them.
If you were going to mention that he’s not romancing Anna like he used to (personally I liked his romance of Katherine Delafield more, but I digress), well wait until they’re short on food and water and think they’re going to die soon….

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

Well I recognize Robert and happy he is back and out of his coma. Anna & Robert aren’t going to die soon at anytime. They will get out of the lab soon.

GhLover
GhLover

How much am i loving GH right now?? … VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brit and Robin as friends? Oh yeah !!!! Take that Sabwwwina 🙂 Love love love all of GH right now .. Robin, Ava, Morgan,Julian, Lucy, Anna, Luke and Tracy, all of it ! well except Sabrina.. she can go click boom

Shay
Shay

Right on, GhLover…..I also believe that Britt and Robin could become fast friends, as they share the same derision for Obrecht and Faison, not to mention what is obviously going to be the mutual goal for Patrick to reunite with his true love…..me thinks that this would be an especially beneficial way to rehabilitate and redeem Britt in the eyes of the viewers, not to mention the proper Prince Nicky!!! And it would be ever so delicious if the divine Dr. Westbourne were the one to put the tko on the GBWB’s barmy bethrothal!!! Poetic…..even Dear Mutta would be proud of her daughter for that fine feat! Go Britta!!!!!

Gh lover
Gh lover

Yeahhh Brita fans!!! Go team Brita 😉

Erick
Erick

You mean “clink boom,” lol. I agree with everything else though, especially Britt and Robin as friends! That would be great!

Shay
Shay

Oh you incorrigible guys with your “click BOOM!” And here I am the one who catches all the grief for my anti-“Sappy” screeds!!!! LOL….Seriously though, I think the only one who would have actually had the guts to barbecue the “Senorita Cinderella” would have been that glorious Gati creation otherwise known as “Dr. O.!” She is one ruthless mutter!!!!

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

Britts still a lair her baby is really Lulu’s & Dante’s watch what I say. Robin needs a friend right now but she needs Emma & Patrick more. ..

Stephen Parker
Stephen Parker

The writing has been seamless and the acting flawless. Kudos to all involved for dignifying the soap opera genre so superlatively! I have believed and maintain my belief that Robin’s efforts to reunite with Patrick may circuitously ebb and flow until the actual nuptials between Patrick and Sabrina. Given the underlying tenacity of Corinthos allegiance to family, I believe Morgan will travel a deadly course with Julian/Derek yet ultimately defer to blood allegiances and try and deter Sonny’s destruction.

emlons
emlons

You knew from the time Morgan hooked up with Ava and his insecurities toward Sonny that he would team up with the Jeromes

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

So true…

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

Morgan needs his butt beat.i guess Micheal proves water is thicker than blood. Morgan is a spoiled brat and a sore looser.. he is more like the young Carly

Gloria dodds Zimmerman
Gloria dodds Zimmerman

I thought the writing for all the characters has been good not great but close enough to how I think of them … I’m very fond of Anna / Robert they feel real .you know I was probably supposed to be sad for Robin learning about Jason but I found it rather compelling and exciting …Robin could have acted more convincing ly…….. By the way please keep Tony Geary in your arsenal of actors …..

Joshua
Joshua

I (and millions more!) was rather excited when Jason died, too.

🙂

Sonja Scott
Sonja Scott

I want Jason back….he is the key to all this madness..it will take them all to take the Jerome’s down. Now where is Alexis loyalties she has a child with rivals Sonny & Julian…

Dan
Dan

Another great week of GH!! I usually get caught up on an entire week’s worth of shows on the weekend, and usually I watch one or two episodes, then go do something else, and come back and finish later. Today, I started with Monday and I was glued to the TV, and before I knew it, I was finished with the entire week in one sitting, lol.

Excellent storytelling, I love when they bring a lot of characters together under one big umbrella storyline. And needless to say, brilliant acting from Kimberly McCullough, Anders Hove, Sebastian Roche, Finola Hughes, Tristan Rodgers, Kathleen Gati, Tyler Christopher, and Kelly Thiebaud, among others.

Between that storyline and everything with the Jerome’s and Sonny finding out that Derek Wells is really Julian Jerome, and the drama with Morgan and him offering to turn on his father to work with the enemy, everything on the show is coming together at the same time perfectly.

heidi
heidi

Loved Friday’s episode!!! Faison and Dr. O were fabulous as cranky… almost child like… relatives! Loved Faison with Robin… sorry to have her hear about Jason that way! Then about Patrick’s engagement… she is just not getting any good news! She’s so close to home and yet so far away! Can’t wait to get Anna and Robert out of the lab and back in PC. Looking forward to seeing Sonny and Julian’s showdown. GH is doing great!!!

Shay
Shay

Aren’t “Faibrecht” just the most delightfully dysfunctional duo of doom ever??? As the pompous Pied Piper of Perfidy to the Machiavellian Mutta, Cesar is one twisted and temperamental mister…what unmitigated gall he demonstrated by demanding his spurned suitor and co-conspirator “cook” him one of his favorite German delicacies….apparently he liked Liesl’s recipes in the kitchen, if not the insane inamorata’s “maskless” affections in the boudoir!!! And giving as good as she got, the steely superwoman responded with a requisitely ruthless retort! Oh well, you know how it is ladies….can’t live with them, can’t live without them!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Ratings might not say it but GH is the true no.1 soap in daytime!!!

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

But is Jason really dead…

su0000
su0000

I am thrilled with GH !!
The stories are mysteriously spellbinding!!
The acting suburb..
love the humor and suspense, GH offer variety, love it!!!

(I am among those who can live without bland Robin)

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

I am happy she is back. Will be reunited with her parents, Patrick & Emma. And Sabrina will be out of the picture as far as Patrick goes…Enjoying the stories a lot also…

Beacon
Beacon

LOL! I laughed! Faison owned that punk.

Mary SF
Mary SF

Well I did like the scene between Faison and Robin. The minute I heard Faison say Robin reminds him of her mother I got a chill up my spine, just thinking this guy might transfer his obsession for Anna to Robin. As for Morgan, one has to wonder if the gun in his back was the reason for asking Julian if he could join them. My guess, Morgan is only pretending to join them to save his neck and to find a way to save his father Sonny– but even I am wrong and he is really joining forces it should make for an interesting story, one I am willing to invest my time into watching.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Let me preface this by saying I LOVE GH and I hope it continues for many years to come. And I find EACH storyline compelling….I do like the Jeromes a lot…and I’m looking forward to how they work Morgan into the plot; I love Lucy 😉 and Scot…ISam/Derek/Alexis…Nicolas/Britt…Anna, Robert, Duke.etc, etc…BUT!

I miss AJ…I don’t like how they built up his story and then dropped it/him out of existence…I don’t like how they’ve underused Duke, Mac, Felicia., Lucy…all four get just a few lines every few weeks…it’s insulting to them and disappointing to those of us who looked forward to their return.

I don’t like how they underplay the romance between Duke and Anna…if they’re truly back together let’s see it. Give them passion…adventure…something! Nor do I like how Robert lay in a coma for a year and was never mentioned.

As for Robin…I tend to think that she underacts. She just learned that her first love and one of her best friends is gone…I didn’t “feel” the devastation…especially after all she’s been through.

I think that the characters need to be interwoven more…I’d like to see more people running into each other at the old diner…Kelly’s which is now run by Sean…more Quartermaine gatherings…which is why I thought the latest escapade that had Nicolas, Brit, Faison, Anna, Robert, Robin, Dr. O…worked so well!! It was great seeing an ensemble together!

As for Sonny, he’s going to be walking a fine line between the Jerome’s and Morgan…and as for Ava…I always suspected she had affection for Morgan. Not necessarily in a romantic sense…but I was glad to see her protective side come out.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

A.J. is supposed to be back for Nov. sweeps…i too would like to see them interwoven more, especially Luke who should be showing Lulu some support during the baby custody storyline…Duke and Anna should be more romantic…currently they just seem like friends…Robert, Duke, Anna triangle would be nice…id like to see Duke and Alexis as a couple!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Reallly? I was hoping for Alexis and Julian…though she did dump Sean because of his mob involvement…but if I remember correctly was dumped by Sonny or she would have stayed with him. As for Duke…I’d like to see them give him much more story…and to amp up the Anna/Duke love affair…

Shay
Shay

It would seem in terms of “maturity” that Duke and Alexis would make an appropriate couple…he just isn’t quite matched in the “youth genes” department for the “Divine Devane” at this point! Anna and a revitalized Robert (aka, “The Silver Fox!”) have such cool chemistry this time around, so a rekindled romance should not be out of the question for them, particularly if they are trapped in “captivity” for very long!!! On the other hand, locating the right man for Ms. Davis is quite honestly an almost impossible task….NLG has never found another one like Lane Davies as Mason Capwell when they were paired to perfection on Santa Barbara….I think now she needs an older, well-established multi-millionaire gentleman to sweep her off her feet…you know, one of those old-fashioned, conservative business types, like a Donald Trump….definitely a “Republican!!!!” That would provide a real acting challenge for the uber-lib, Grahn….I think her head would actually explode with a storyline like THAT! LOL…..

Patrick
Patrick

@shay

LOL

great write up of the lovelorn within reach but too laden with tantalizations she’d quip and whip in to a frenzy

honest to god Alexis – it doesnt ‘hurt’

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

I see good chemistry between Duke and Alexis…it seems there might be a Carly, Franco and Julian triangle…maybe? Alexis could still be paired with Duke but have feelings for Julian who she’ll probably end up with eventually!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Unless Julian “falls”…he’s only using Carly to get to Sonny.

By the way, Julian Jerome is actually only eight years older than his “daughter” Sam. (in real life.) Gotta love soaps…

Zoe
Zoe

I absolutely love the character of Robin, having watched her grow up from a smart, strong-willed, resilient little girl to a smart, strong-willed, resilient woman. Kimberly does a superb job! Her acting on this episode was especially great. The death of Jason was one blow and then she was hit with Patrick’s engagement. Bam! I can’t wait to see how she reacts next week.

Rose
Rose

Love that Britt is supporting Robin. Most unlikly friends but it makes sense cause she hates Sabrina. I like that Brit may help bring robin back to Patrick. Crazy twist!

DomSmythe
DomSmythe

Kimberly McCullough is a fantastic actress: very real and very natural. She killed those scenes — and even made me remember that time (a year ago?) when Jason was “killed”.

As for Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini, or “Cartini”, I have mixed feelings about them. Surely, they’re a vast improvement on the last regime. They’ve brought more balance to storylines and arranged for the return of some beloved vets. However, they are ignoring couples with real chemistry like Franco & Ava, Nikolas & Elizabeth and Sonny & Brenda. (Brenda’s not on canvas, of course, but when she was it was a complete waste of Vanessa Marcil’s considerable talent and chemistry with Maurice Benard.) Also, I’m not sure Cartini corrected fully the deeply misogynist streak of the last regime. Why can’t Ava have equal footing in the Jerome crime family? Why is so many female characters still focused on getting men, rather than having individual story lines? Finally, Ron Carlivati demands so much suspension of belief in his writing that it’s distracting me from really getting into the story lines, e.g. time jumps, smart characters spilling their secrets without caution etc etc.

Yay to Robin’s return; it’s truly the most exciting story of the last couple of years. But I do wish Cartini would ramp up their game!

Beth
Beth

Wow………………….As a 50+ yr vet, I can honestly say the team of Carlivati and Valentini is the BEST thing to happen to GH since the irreplaceable Gloria Monty. What they have done in a year, is leaps and bounds over what JFP did in a decade. The way they have brought back characters from years past, is sheer genius, and the future looks nothing but promising. I have not enjoyed this GH for years. And for those trained actors pointing out the negative aspects of Kimberley McCullough’s Robin, obviously have not watched “Robin” grow up. The character has never been a highly emotional character. Robin has always had a serious side to her, and KM has always told the story through her face, and that being said, she has not missed a beat with the story of Robin, as KM is the only person to have told the story. Thank you RC and FV for bringing back the General Hospital that I have been obsessed with for fifty years.

Gh lover
Gh lover

Amen. Gh is the best its been since GLoria Monty! Its a magical time 🙂 New and old characters being developped in such a rich way, like Britta being Faison’s daugther! Congratulations Ron and Frank, i simply cant say it enough. Thank you for Robin’s return, the casting of the divine Maura West and Britta of course!! Loving Gh its no longer a guilty pleasure, its a must watch pleasure 😉

Jules
Jules

DAYS had a fantastic week with Nicole/Eric, Kristen/Brady and Theresa/Jennifer/JJ. How come they don’t get a page dedicated to that great work? Why must GH get one after nearly every episode? I’m starting to watch GH again, and yes, the direction is good (obvious, frustrating, but good) but it feels like there is favouritism. Not a mention for some outstanding work by DAYS? How could that possibly be?

And frankly, I was hoping Robin was talking about Duke. When I started to realize she was glorifying Jason I did what I always did when she sang the praises of Jaseface during the Guza years, I rolled my eyes and let my mind wander.

jimh(leave it to beaver)
jimh(leave it to beaver)

Days was good this week too…

Shay
Shay

“Jaseface”…..most excellent moniker there, Jules!

Jules
Jules

Hey Shay! My brother’s name is Jason, and he once had a girl come over. Being the absolute twit that she was, she called him “Jaseface”. To this day, many years later, I still tease him with the name and will use it against him when I want to torture him even more. Works everytime :).

Patrick
Patrick

I know, right ?!?!

I liken it to…. the little engine that could. Leave well enuf alone… NBC/Sony/DAYS

it’s fine where it’s at…. I guess, cause, if it’s not lauded…. near enuf… I’ll take over the soap box

1. I’m dreading the eventual exit: The much deserved, lauded Eileen Davidson
2. where is Blake Berris… need ME so much Nick.

soap box chatter

sometimes, I wish evil deeds, bad behaviours ‘should’ WIN

you can see the writing on the wall… as it were… and yet… I continue to root for Kristen, Theresa, the DiMera’s… LOVE Nick. hell… bring back Vargas

I was nonplussed… Livid… blindly flailing about… when Jenn light in to Theresa.. and vented her holistic rant at Theresa… telling her to stay away from her son. dang! I so wish Abbi had in fact just moved out of Jenn’s house as well… Abbi telling her mom as did JJ they would never speak to her again…. Oh Jenn was Haggie Maggied out… forlorn and askance… clearly unable to deal with… let alone ACT her way out of ALL her broods hormonal rages

oh… it’s draining to go there…. don’t get me started … it’s daniel

saint… the pillar of the earth… supercharged with goodness… the superhero who will right the wrongs of “his” friends… ALL his friends…. Daniel cares about everyone… all the women are at his feet and all the men are appreciative of his godlike …. OH…. forget it

course the writers can’t seem to

daniel has the: kristens “infamous BLUE flash drive” drool – it’s Father Eric… and Kristen/Nicole…

I just didn’t appreciate that it seems like Theresa is taking all the “blame” for daniel and Jenn’s mt. Sinai, bible thumping, virtuous, sainthood… yawn

the writers’ need to clip their wings… banish them

I don’t know… what do you think?

currently… on DAYS…. it’s high stakes drama unfolding…. and one can’t help but know the outcome… yet reel your gut for fun… otherworldly shenanigans forthright to camp it up… and see the righteous flail about

and toast the artists’ who we revel in… that drive how good DAYS continues to be

Jules
Jules

It’s my little soap too. I know many consider GH to be because it’s been on the brink of cancellation and “needs the love”, but DAYS is in just as much peril! It’s now being renewed year to year, and those years go by fast.

I hope after ED exits they can keep the momentum going. The writers seem to be doing a good job with almost every story on canvas- making them interesting, connecting many characters, giving great hooks and allowing them to organically spawn other stories. So I have hope it will continue. But if it doesn’t, then it stinks even more if DAYS isn’t receiving the love it so richly deserves when they ARE doing amazing work. I mean the stuff this past week with Ari and Greg were as perfect as it comes.

I hope they give Blake Berris more to do. He’s more than proven what an asset he is. And he can do so much.

Thanks for your thoughts Patrick.

Patrick
Patrick

“…How come they don’t get a page dedicated to that great work? Why must GH get one after nearly every episode?”

Days of OUR Lives… may be 4th in the ratings…

but… I know fans know…. it should be 2nd… heck… GH deserves ONE. THE “1”.
DAYS deservedly so… near the TOP.

you can’t go their…. cbs’ shows are sunk

Patrick
Patrick

at the “bare’ minimum…. (wink, wink, hint, hint) Scandalous behaviors surmount … reach climatic levels….

Father Eric… you are in judgment of yourself…. time to rip the cloth and cloak and dagger your white collar imprisonment

Nicole is wanton baren and has needs

after Kristen is exiled, JJ see’s the light, and Theresa is familial bonded… IE: Shane and Kimberly…

we need to turn the page… for MORE

Patrick
Patrick

Justin Kiriakis’ uber talent Wally Kurth

could this be THE ‘time’ to trot out the turbulence that Justin could reel… and bring to the forefront intelligence, hard knocks delivery we know he’s capable.

it was intriguing to see Justin and EJ side by side and once at odds… to revel in… the Kiriakis and DiMera Empires going at it….

the eventual exits of Kristen and Chandler Massey hasten their heed (days production) to further along… how much the cast currently has….

I hope the story with Kate, Jordan, and Rafe… (yes, Rafe is TOTAL EYE candy.. but worthwhile) i still hope… but… I like what someone else who posted… Jordan could be the offspring of John Black and possibly Kristen…. hopefully this avenue will lead… as jordan can… and keep Kate and Rafe on their ‘big’ toes

better late than never… it totally nonplussed me… why did they so diss Jack… ie: with the 18-20 years ago… jack sexually assaulted Kayla… which pissed me off that once again.. Daniel was in the mix… god… doesn’t he lack the vitality to contribute… anyway… it seemed unnecessary to bring up past fault/hurt to give JJ his comeuppance and make it seem like this will boost overkill Daniel image.

Shay
Shay

Great story behind the “Jaceface,” Jules! (Guess your mom liked names that started with a “J” then?) I simply surmised that you came up with it to dead-right describe the single stony expression that SB wore throughout his stint as Mr. Morgan….little did I know! Thanks for sharing…. ; )

JR
JR

I hope that bringing back the dynamic of Duke & Anna with Robert via the Derek Wells reveal is used as major story. There is nothing that would make me happy to tune in more. So much history there and Friday’s ep was all the more captivating due to that thread tying the ep together.

Jeff
Jeff

Okay here’s where I have a gaping plot hole question. If Robin can get online, why the heck can’t she send an email to um… I don’t know… her hubby? Was that explained earlier or is RC just being his usual sloppy self?

SUSAN M.
SUSAN M.

RC is doing a great job on GH. I have no complaints on RC at all. He rejevinated Gh..And it is so much better now.. I am happy I have this soap to watch.

su0000
su0000

Robin could not send an e-mail with Faison watching.. He was watching her, ya know..
and it would take Robin a bit of time to create an e-mail account or accesses one and Faison would not allow that to happen, we all know that.

kaffe
kaffe

OK I LIKED KIMBERLY M. return even though Im not a fan………..

I’m glad Sam and Silas are going a rode trip!!!!!!!

I hope they get BUSY ( you know what I mean)!!!!!

I would like RC to write a (PREGANCEY STORY) for Sam

Melissa
Melissa

Didn’t she just have a disastrous pregnancy and who is the daddy story? Ugh

Engrady Pind
Engrady Pind

I love the days on GH when I do NOT have to see Sonny or Carly or Franco on my screen. The Dimpled Don and Company make it a chore to stay tuned in. In terms of the Jeromes, I’d rather see the Alexis and Sam side of the potential story than anything to do with Sonny, Morgan, Michael and Kiki. I just don’t care enough about them to follow what they know or do.

Let’s get back to the Robin story and all it entails, even if it means Sabrina and Felix on my screen.

su0000
su0000

I and many others love to see Sonny, Franco, Carly, Morgan, Michael!!
GH gives to all ….

(I for one have no interest in Robin anything)

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LISTEN NOW: Soap Nation Live! With Jon Lindstrom, Beth Maitland, Freddie Smith & Linda Dano

Tonight on the November episode of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman, get ready for a dynamic line-up of some of your favorite soap stars.

Join Michael and his special guests: GH’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin), Y&R’s Beth Maitland (Traci), DAYS’ Freddie Smith (Sonny) and soap icon, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia – AW, ex-Gretel – OLTL, GH, AMC, Port Charles, and ex-Cynthia, ATWT) for this 90-minute broadcast, plus you never know who might pop up during the show!

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a Days of our Lives goodie/swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture from our guest, Freddie Smith.

To call-in and pose a question, or a comment to any of our guests, dial the exclusive listener-line at 818-295-2130.  

The season premiere begins its stream-live at 7PMPST/10PMEST.  You can also head on over to the Soap Nation Live! page at Spreaker.com, if you have any trouble listening to the show here.

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On Thursday night, November 15th, Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman returns with a brand new episode beginning at 7PMPST/10PMEST.

Join Michael and his very special guests: General Hospital’s Jon Lindstrom (Kevin/Ryan), The Young and the Restless Beth Maitland (Traci), Days of our Lives Freddie Smith (Sonny), and beloved soap vet, Linda Dano (Ex-Felicia Gallant, AW, Ex-Gretel Rae Cummings, OLTL, GH, Port Charles, and AMC) who will be appearing with Alison Sweeney (Sami, DAYS) in Hallmark’s The Chronicle Mysteries next year, for this entertaining 90-minute broadcast.

Make sure to listen in for our trivia game show segment, when one lucky caller has the chance to win a very soapy prize, a Days of our Lives swag bag, and a personalized autograph picture of Freddie Smith.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Flips The Switch In Sonny-Centric Episode Featuring Standout Performances

On Monday, in honor of Maurice Benard’s 25th anniversary as Sonny Corinthos on ABC’s General Hospital, the daytime drama took a look at what life would have been like if Sonny had not fallen in to a life of crime and in the mob. The standalone episode featured the return of Dominic Zamprogna as Sonny’s eldest son, Dante.

But in the twist on ‘soap-reality’, Dante was now the ascending mobster in Port Charles, and Sonny was a sergeant in the police department in Brooklyn married to Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).  It all beings when Sonny remembers being 18-years-old and that fatal day when he shot Vincent Marino.  The young Sonny is played by Maurice’s real-life son.   Sonny then dreams of what would have happened to him if he never pulled that trigger.

Sonny is now a by-the-book cop, who visits his son Dante along with Olivia.  When they get there, Dante is now married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is his trophy wife.  Dante is working for the Jerome family – enter Julian (William deVry) and Ava (Maura WestO – and we quickly learn that “Jason Smith” is the hit man who works for them.  And, wouldn’t you know?  Seems like Ava and Jason have a “thing” going on … sealed with a kiss.

Now disturbed by his son’s life of crime, Sonny goes to the PCPD to talk to the police commissioner, who is now Anna Devane (Finola Hughes).  In the story, Anna is very inward, depressed, and more.  We find out that her daughter, Robin died of complications from AIDS in the 90’s, in which Anna has never recovered from.   We also learn at the PCPD that Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is the current District Attorney.

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Carly (Laura Wright) enters the scene, and she is still married to A. J. Quartermaine.  Sonny takes a liking to her and vice-versa.  We later learn that Jordan (Briana Nicole Henry) is back working for the DEA and Dante has gone undercover to bring down the Jeromes; so the entire territory is under his control.

Dante and Sam have a major falling out, as he is excited by the power he will have once he rids the Jeromes out of his business.  Sam has had it. She doesn’t want to dress like this, be his trophy wife, or have this kind of life. When Dante walks out, an upset Sam is alone with Jason, and the two connect.

In the conclusion of the episode, Dante shoots Jason on the pier, a scene which Sonny walks in on.  Sonny and his son struggle for the gun, and once again Dante is shot, just like in the original version of the story years ago, but with the twist of the struggle.  Olivia comes running onto the pier and sees Dante shot, and yells at Sonny the signature line, “You shot your own son!”

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At the end of the dream, Sony goes back to the mark in time where he decides whether or not to pull the trigger on Marino with Mike (Max Gail) and him looking on at the young version of himself.  In the end, Sonny still pulls the trigger.

The episode featured stand-out performances by: Dominic Zamprogna (how great was it to see him again, and to see him play Dante’s dark side), Maurice Benard (who illustrated the other side of Sonny, more reserved, and delivered a heartbreaking speech as Sonny to Dante about his life being abused, and the choices he made), Kelly Monaco (who showed a woman unhappy with the outward shell she had created and been a part of), and Finola Hughes,who gave us a different look  at what life would have been like for Anna had Robin been taken from her years ago.  Additionally, it was nice to see the entire cast deliver in support of making this episode work in the ‘flip the switch’ sequence of events.

So, what did you think of the Sonny-centric episode? Who was your favorite in it?  Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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