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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Sam Confesses Why She Can't Move On: "Maybe It's Because Deep Down I Believe Jason Is Alive!"

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On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Sam was hanging out at the Noodle Buddha reminiscing about Jason on their fourth wedding anniversary … in the very place they tied the knot.

But who should also be at the restaurant then Jake, who is getting some food for Sonny (Maurice Benard) and his family.  So, what do you know?  Jake and Sam spend some time together at the very place they wed, but either neither of them knows it!

Jake then has a vision, and a blast from the past of Sam coming towards him to get on his motorcycle, but he dismisses it as the more recent time she hitched a ride with him.

When the conversation turns more serious as to why Sam cannot move on and put Jason behind her, and why she turned down Patrick’s (Jason Thompson) marriage proposal, it is Jake who asks her a key question:  “Why are you holding on to a ghost?”  An emotional Sam struggles with admitting the truth, and even saying it out loud to herself, but she finally comes forward with the answer to his question.  Sam relates:  “I can’t believe I’m going to say this out loud.  OK, maybe it’s because deep down inside I still think Jason is alive.”  Next the episode fades to black!

So, what did you think of the scenes between Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller?  Are you glad to know that Sam has the hope that Jason is alive ?  Do you want Sam to say “yes” to Patrick’s proposal?  Do you want Jason AKA Jake and Sam back together?  Share your thoughts on the key moment as the story looks to be heading into some major moments come November sweeps, since Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jake set the date and are supposed to say their, “I do’s” on none other than November 6th!

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Marlin
Marlin

I am so ready for JaSam to reunite and be a family with Danny. There are so many people that love Jason Morgan, his wife, his son, his friends, his family, and his mother who has lost so much family including all her kids. JaSam scenes have just been a joy to watch and I was so excited when I heard their song yesterday, Just You And Me. I can’t wait to see him remember who he is and destroy those that have kept them apart and to have him fight for Sam’s love. JaSam always.

JUDY
JUDY

TOTALLY AGREE….JASON ….BILLY MILLER…..IS THE REASON TO WATCH THIS SHOW. HOPE HE REMEMBERS SOON…FINALLY!!!!

Bertha
Bertha

Enough let Jason come out and decide for him self who he wants . i really think he belongs with Sam And Danny thats his family

Kalle
Kalle

Yes, move on with the story, make the truth come out!
Here some reasons for that:
1. the year of amnesia is almost done
2. Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco do their job very convincing on canvas
3. save the ratings!!!

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

Totally agree that the pace of this storyline needs to fast forward. Hoping it won’t be dragged out until Nov 6 and then at the alter Jason’s memory comes back. That would be a pretty tired and over-used storyline. Bring the truth out now; let he and Sam rightly reunite. Let Liz’s character have an interesting and unexpected storyline of her own- maybe she has a tough time with Jason/Jake breaking up with her and gets into alcoholism or ? However it evolves, bring out the truth fast. In the meantime, if someone starts a BLT channel run by Heather Webber, I’m with Darren below.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I agree, Kalle. I think we have been ready forever for Jason to emerge. Billy and Kelly have been convincing, yes, but, I wish Kelly would put a little more oomph in her speech, and put a little more effort in her acting. I suppose one may lead a horse to the river, but cannot make him drink….as the old cliche’ goes.No expression whatsoever, except for the constant touching of her hair and her eyes welling up here and there. Well, not even welling up…I would call it ‘wet eyes’. I have yet to see Sam have an honest-to-goodness cry.
I think the revelation is close. The fact that Sonny is having some kind of episode; a stroke?….( Who knows?)…is very telling. This is a contrived setback; a ploy, if you will, by the writers, so that Michael can continue to head the Corinthos’ ‘interests’ within the crime families. Thus, lo and behold, Jake remembers he’s Jason and partners with Michael by resuming his tough, rough exterior of stone cold.

Darren
Darren

This storyline has been dragging for over 1 year, enough already. I would rather watch Heather Webber making BLT sandwiches at Kellys LOL.

su0000
su0000

I do not want to see Billy/Jason with Sam..
I know in real life they are together but I do not want them as a couple on my screen..
I don’t like Sam with Jason or Patrick/awful couple..
I would love if Sam went off to be a high heel saleswoman in the deep Amazon..

what would be totally bad- if Kelly & Billy had a bad break up in real life and still had to play a love couple on GH ahaa!
now, that would be really forced. That could be a fun to watch..

I prefer; Having Billy/Jason as the handsome bachelor in Port Charles …
that would be awesome!

Lin
Lin

Although I want Patrick to be happy so much, I really don’t think Sam is a good enough match for him. On the other hand, I agree with you that Jakeson/ Jason being a bachelor would be very interesting.

Dylan
Dylan

What makes you enjoy misery so much, Su? We kind of get to know other posters on here, and develop relationships. I feel really bad that you just revel in and thrive on violence and misogyny. I am all for happy endings.

kaffen
kaffen

I rather have him with Sam..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Sam is fast becoming one of my favorite characters. I’ve always liked her…always…but even more so in these last few months. Some viewers complain that she’s rather flat, monotone in her delivery. I like her style. There’s no over acting…she’s just mellow, sincere…I find the dialogue given her for the most part very believable when it comes to love…romantic or family. Just like her!

I love her with Jake. They just fit. They’ve been given great scenes together, even if nothing happens. There’s an easy rapport between them. As it’s written, there’s not really a fair comparisonbetween the couple’s because they haven’t given Sam and Patrick much to work with other than attraction and their blended family. I think IF they had written more compelling scenes between the two Patrick and Sam would make a great couple as well.

So, I’m torn. I find myself loving Sam and Jake/Jason together, but at the same time hate to see Patrick hurt. He’s truly in love with her…yet he’s wise enough to acknowledge her love for Jason. I think a part of him, even if it’s way back in his.mind…suspects Jake might be Jason.

Looking forward to FINALLY seeing the reveal and the fallout as it effects so many characters. Elizabeth is going to be hard from so many…beware the wrath of Carly!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Lol!

Correction…Elizabeth is going to be ‘hit’ hard…somehow that word went over in invisible ink and thus…well…lol….

Couples, not…couple’s

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

I agree with you Recbecca1! I love Kelly. I love her with either Jake or Patrick. I like her style too. No over acting.. I like her mellowness too.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hi Abruzzfan…thanks! Glad you agree. Sam just emanates warmth in her cool, little way. Happy she’s been given so much airtime…

Kimmy
Kimmy

I love Kelly too! It is going to be so interesting to see how this all plays out.

Patrick
Patrick

I cannot believe this thread

ABC / Disney / GH

have expectations

that Kelly Monaco’ Sam… : can deliver ?

with Billy Miller.. that they are the next incarnation?

it’s hard to swallow.. that .. unbenownst… to the audience… that “Jason and Sam” are “reunited” after 4 years of bliss

at the very same restaurant.. they wed

that Billy Miller and the audience would distend believe.. and go their

i can’t even FF, this

heck.. i’d gather up muster for “jason” and Carly… her new BFF

if capturing and regathering… Sonny and his brood for feature is on the horizon

yikes

and wow

what a dismal end

CeeCee
CeeCee

Patrick, my dear friend….soooo well depicted with a twist of sarcasm. You slay me.

srephanie
srephanie

Can’t wait for the Jasam reveal. Love Jason and sam . They make the most loveable couple. Elizabeth needs to get what she deserves. How dare her keep such a secret. Jason has a wife and son. Always was a big fan of Jasam.

MissySnow
MissySnow

Liz is lying and unlike Sam, she did not watch Danny being kidnapped by a psycho or hire armed thugs to terrorize them in the park.

kaffen
kaffen

But Lizzy my dear been lying along..take it your a Liasonfan

Angela Lemke
Angela Lemke

No, But Liz lied to Jason about who Danny was and allowed him to be kept from both his parents, TWICE! So same difference! Now, she is deliberately allowing the Quartermaine’s, Corinthos and Morgan families grieve for Jason, while pretending to be a Saint. So she is actually worse than Sam ever was. Sam never lied to keep Jason, and let’s be honest, Saint Liz set the whole thing in motion with sleeping with Jason and lying about Jake’s parentage for months. She destroyed Lucky and Sam and Jason’s relationship for a good time.

mary lou glines
mary lou glines

I don’t know that reuniting JaSam is the point here. He DOES have a son with Liz from a while back and was starting to connect with him as well. The point is that he’s been haviing flashes and the restaurant is the PERFECT place for it ALL to start flooding back. I can see him not wanting to upset Liz, since she’s been on an emotional roller coaster. (Yeah, of course he doesn’t know it’s because of her knowledge of his true identity that is causing that issue.) But they can deal with the explosion of THAT reveal down the road. I’d like to see him get a BIG revelation about his past come Monday!

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

I want Jason to remember who he is and reunite with Sam and Danny. I always felt cheated that they never got the chance to be a family with Jason actually knowing that Danny is his biological child.
I have no words for what Liz and Nik have done. Good luck redeeming them. I just hope GH brings Monica back for the reveal. I want to see her confront Liz last!

MissySnow
MissySnow

Why should Sam and Jason be a family with Danny when Sam did every nasty trick in the book to keep Jason from being with Liz and baby Jake? Karma, baby, karma!

Jenny Brooks
Jenny Brooks

Because it’s what I wish for. That’s why I wrote it.

kaffen
kaffen

Still living in the year 2007..get over it

MissySnow
MissySnow

@kaffen, really? This is exactly why I don’t give a fig that Liz is keeping Sam away from Jason and the replacement kid, because karma is a b……!

Angela Lemke
Angela Lemke

Actually, it was Liz who prevented them from being a family, but wanting to ALWAYS change Jason. She couldn’t accept the person he was like Carly, Sam and Michael. Even now she freaks out if he does ANYTHING for anyone but her. She is a self righteous ninny who deserves the beat down I pray the writers let Carly and Sam give her. Danny was never a replacement, he was a very wanted child BTW, unlike the condom whoopsie for the womb!

MissySnow
MissySnow

@Angela, When one child has to die (Jake) in order for Sam’s swiss cheese uterus to magically work and the replacement is an EXACT replicate of the dead child, then yes, he IS a replacement kid!

Liz always wanted Jason to see he was more than just HIS J.O.B! Yes, Sam fit Jason’s lifestyle, because she is a con artist that becomes whatever it is her latest mark (Nico, the five men that she married and stole from, Jax, Sonny, Ric, Lucky, Jason, McBain, Silas and now Patrick) need for her to be at the time!

Carly, Sonny, Michael, Sam and the CarSon spawns sucked the life out of Jason to the point that he became a Manny cleaning up their lives and messes!

Joanne
Joanne

I am looking forward to Jasam reconnecting. I remember the times when Jason did not have his memory or was trying to leave the business and we saw his lighter side I think that is what Billy M can bring out in the character along with some of the action stuff. I will be nice to see Jasam and Danny connect as a family and see where it leads as I do not think Jason will be back in the mob the way he was.

Bren
Bren

I’m so ready for the truth to come out and for those who have deliberately lied to be called out. I don’t expect Jason to be the same as he used to be, I’m okay with that. Sam has changed over these past 4 years as well. I’m excited to see them rebuild their relationship and for Danny to finally have his daddy. I love watching Kelly Monaco and Billy Milller together, they have great chemistry. Give us JaSam scenes. Bring it on GH!

Beth
Beth

I am ready for Jake to find he’sJason and jasam refall inlove.Let it be a jasam story now

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

This show has become unwatchable what with Sam having to take weeks to “process” all of her emotions every time she thinks of Jason; Morgan acting like a complete buffoon for weeks, and then being the one to be the voice of reason to Carly when Ava arrived with her court papers to take Avery; and, of course, all things Sonny. This show used to be fun. Right now, Ava, Nina, Franco, and Spencer are the only reasons to watch. You can definitely tell Ron’s influence has left the show, even though his name is still on the credits.

lovesame1122
lovesame1122

Truly I am torn because I love both couples. I certainly don’t want to see Sam drop Patrick and run off to be with Jason, a man who has never put her first. I would need to see some change in this man. Some of the convo with Corinthos family give me cause to hesitate in wanting to see Sam with Jason, first of all no mention of Sam, it was all about poor Sonny. Patrick is the only one who understands the struggles she is going through

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

I just want the story to move on…

Ryan
Ryan

This is a perfectly normal reaction for Sam. The thing is, she has been in this holding pattern for 3 years. Such is the reaction when one loses a spouse (not that all reactions are exactly the same). She’s acted out in the manner that is allowing her to cope the best and it hasn’t always been the best choices she’s made. She lost Jason to ‘death’, then turned to John McBain to cope. Neither consummated their relationship when they ended their intimate relationship. She jumps into a relationship with Silas Clay after Silas and the staff at GH were able to place Danny’s cancer into remission, which comes to an end after Nina Clay drove enough wedges into their relationship (Sam even stayed with Silas upon learning that Nina was very much alive). Then the latest turn was her entering a relationship with another man who had to cope with the loss of a deceased spouse (and another spousal resurrection) in Patrick Drake. And again, the doubts show themselves again.

The best thing the writers at “GH” could have done would be for Sam to see (long-term) a grief councilor. Clearly with all that has happened to her from what happened before Jason’s ‘death’ (when she thought she’d been raped and impregnated by Franco) to present day, she’s dealt with so much stressful matters and even taking a few questionable actions as the ghost of Jason continued to loom over her. This would have been a perfect opportunity to utilize Kevin Collins as one to help Same come to complete terms with what has transpired and helped her to move forward with her life (and it would have been wonderful to see the pair who’d played father and daughter on “Port Charles” work together again in such a context).

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Ryan.
What a concisely written synopsis of Sam’s life since being a widow, you have expounded.
I am not ‘into’ Sam at all. I can take her or leave her, un, deux, trois. But, that is beside the point. The point is that Sam has been struggling with herself in finding a place to rest her head. It is obvious she has not gotten over Jason’s death….we can see this because she appears very distant, at times.
I think her recent behavior; that is, all these memories that are suddenly flooding her mind and body is because Patrick’s proposal has given her pause. She was never in this position before since Jason’s death. She was just happy how her life was with Patrick ….just going on as they were. I think she has always been haunted by his death…and, realizes she cannot let go. She was just going through the motions of living….of life, but not truly happy….at least, not the same fulfilling and satisfying happiness she had with Jason.
Nonetheless, Patrick has a point…..the restaurant thing? So ridiculously coincidental and amateurishly written.

Mister Media
Mister Media

Poor Billy Miller has been kept in character limbo for over a year while this story has become more and more convoluted. The potential for a story-line more grounded in reality has been squandered. While I have no doubt that there will be some amazing scenes coming up, I think that in years to come the resurrection of Jason as played by Miller will be looked upon as one of the all-time great missed opportunities in soap history. My fantasy scenario would have had “Jake” regaining his memory as Jason Quartermaine, with the personality and sensibilities of the pre-Jason Morgan character. His journey would have been one of his disgust and horror at having become a cold-blooded enforcer and killer and his antipathy for his former circle of allies, especially Sonny. Then we might have seen him struggle with any Jason Morgan tendencies as he sought to establish a place in the Quartermaine family. It would have been great to see him display indifference toward Sam while embracing Elizabeth, who would be a much more suitable partner for a Quartermaine. Sam could have become the interloper as she tried to win Jason away from Elizabeth. A story like this would have played much better to Billy Miller’s strengths. As it is, Miller has done a heroic job of playing out the current story but this really could have been so much more deeply satisfying. General Hospital has the most talented cast in daytime and it’s time for the writing to match their skills. Long live GH!

Dylan
Dylan

You are preaching to the choir…the choir being me! What a well written , thoughtful post!! I have been writing the same thing for 15 years, in both print media and on the Internet. Back in 1996, when Jason became a cold blooded murderer, it was a story that could have MAYBE been sustained for a year. Sadly it went on for 16 years!! The constant reverence for Jason is both appalling and disgusting. Brain damaged or not…he chose to murder people for a living and thoroughly enjoyed that job. People talk of his unwavering loyalty…we in reality he was ONLY loyal to fellow murderers and mobsters. He was not loyal to ANY of the people who were his former family and loved ones. That includes the Quartermaine’s and even Robin whom he threw completely under the bus when she told AJ that HE was Michael’s father. ..not the kidnapping murderer who hung him on a meat hook!! Billy Miller is too talented and charismatic to be saddled playing a one-note, stone cold murderer.

Mister Media
Mister Media

Thanks for your kind words. I think the recent scenes with “Jake” and Monica bear out what we are saying. There is a rich vein of material to mined over there at the Quartermaine mansion!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Yes, Mister M…..perfectly said, “There is a rich vein of material to be mined…..”. No sooner had Jake’s visit with his mother come to an end, I, more or less, said the same thing. Their connection; the vibe; the splendid easiness of their interaction was palpable. I also think he felt something. Too bad the writers did not see fit for Jake to spend more time a’ la maison Q…..it would have been quite a revelation. As you say, “a rich vein” of knowledge.

Linda
Linda

Too bad NYC didn’t get to see it. ABC7NY cut off the last 2 minutes of GH for coverage of Pope Francis’ ride thru Central Park which didn’t happen till after 4pm. ABC7NY is always cutting off GH minutes before their 4p newscast starts!!

Dan
Dan

You’re so right, Linda. I hate when Channel 7 does that! So annoying. It seems like they’re always looking for reasons to interrupt GH. Like something is so important it can’t wait a few minutes until the 4:00 news comes on. It’s times like this that I really miss Soap Net.

Timmm
Timmm

Y&R was interrupted where I live because of John Boehner’s retirement plans! BULL SH! If you care, tune to CNN or Fox! These networks could care less about soap viewers!

Kimmy
Kimmy

I am looking forward to watching this story unfold…..love my GH in the afternoon!!

Ces
Ces

I have a toss up situation here, on the one hand I love Sam and Jake/Jason; because I love Billy Miller in the role and I HATE Elizabeth. I see chemistry there with Sam.
On the other hand, I really like the Sam/Patrick pairing because they have a nice calm loving connection and both have had it rough with their partners. I really want Patrick to find happiness; of course, karma is a b*tch and he did leave Sabrina to be with Robin again, so maybe this is payback for him when Sam goes back to Jason?
Anyway, I like the triangle — notice, I said triangle and not quadrangle because Elizabeth has no place in this mix. She needs to GO.

Tim S.
Tim S.

hmmmm this storyline is getting old( am so am i)………. I am starting to fast forward through many of the scenes… I really don’t care anymore… Days has switched to fast moving storylines and now GH is moving sloowwwwww… I am watching less of GH these days and more of Days…

MissySnow
MissySnow

Yes, Sam, Jason was alive when you were playing tonsil hockey with McBain, bedding Silas and Patrick! Give me a break. Sam was told that Jason was alive at the clinic over a year ago and she did NOT a darn thing and this from the show’s so-called PI!

su0000
su0000

San & Jason are 3 years past and should stay in the past..
It is way way over sappy campy to attempt to reunite Jason with Sam after all the years have past.
Sam is not good, never has been, She runs on one key=monotone.
There are a ton of great stories for Jason without Sam. Exciting stories.
Jason being tied to Sam will just bring a pile bore lol ..

LET JASON LIVE FREE!!
A handsome charismatic bachelor in Pine Valley is desperately needed.

Many a pairing, couple humdrum has killed a vibrant exciting character..
Proof; Patrick.. he was once awesome, exciting, vibrant man before they tied him down. Look at him now/wallpaper.. 😉
being in a couple will suck the life out of an exciting character, every time.

Couples have an expiration date and then after they are separately worn and yawn..

MissySnow
MissySnow

Single characters end up on the backburner or worse, so Jason will need a love interest, but does not have to be Sam!

Dylan
Dylan

Pine Valley?

Patrick
Patrick

just

please….

make him a Quartermaine

w/Liz, Jake, and her other son(s)

and they show up at the “Q” Manse

ready made family ; “home” to Monica and aunt Traci

some thing

different !

gawd… please don’t fill it all up with and for; Sonny

CeeCee
CeeCee

Isn’t it pathetic how Sonny is the center of everything. Eye of the storm, is what he is. He sees and hears all.!! I have been having nightmares lately…Sonny is always the main character in my nightmare…front and center, Patrick. LOL. What to do, what to do….

Timmm
Timmm

I hope you dont end up like Connie!

CeeCee
CeeCee

DOUBLE LOL, Timmm. Now, that is FUNNY.

aria
aria

i hope the new writers go the route your suggesting, already with RC writing still airing it looks bad, they have michael acting all gangster what a major disappointment .

Timmm
Timmm

Check that. Michael COULDNT run a security detail at K mart!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Truly is a major disappointment, aria. What in the name of Corleone are these writers doing? Are they christening Michael as head of the C family, as I have already mentioned? This is not drama….neither is Sonny’s epileptic attack!!
Michael? A mob boss? I am speechless. His eyes remind me of Goofy. Who believes this? Michael is in over his head. He acts tough to Ava, but he is not convincing . He’s in a little boat vacillating between two majestic oceans…life of crime….or……saving his legacy as a Q. His boat will capsize and he will drown…..while I hope Sonny’s ’empire’ will come tumbling down like the walls of Jericho.

SW
SW

I want this reveal as much as anyone else, but please don’t make Elizabeth the whipping boy!!! I’m so tired of that!

CeeCee
CeeCee

There is no doubt about it, SW. Elizabeth WILL be the ‘whipping boy’. I do not know these characters well, but I fell in-like with Liz as soon as I saw her. Everything about her reeled me in.
If the writers are aiming for a Jason-Sam reunion, then where else can the story go? TPTB need to pit the audience against Elizabeth. She needs to be the bad guy. The only way I, personally, could forgive Lizzie, at this point, would be if she comes clean; tell Jake the truth….face the music, come what may. This doesn’t mean I want him with Sam either.
The Billy Miller I knew is nowhere around. Where is that happy-go-lucky guy with the mischievously boyish smile? He is not Steve Burton, so, I hope ‘they’ will not try to fashion Jake/Billy in Steve/Jason mode. The same could be said about Michelle S and Roger H….not to mention Michael Easton. Ahhhh, the pain in my heart. It seems to me that all these fine thespians ‘gathered’ by the GH biggies are out to pasture, chewing their cud, waiting for another insipid scene or some sort of flashback. Are we to float in air for this new mob development to come to a head?…..or await the custody hearing; or Morgan’s bipolar disorder; or Ava’s flash-drive drama to see the culmination of the Jake reveal? Bah humbug!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Correction…fashion into, not in.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

I agree with Patrick and MissySnow. All of a sudden she thinks Jason’s alive. After being perfectly fine to have relationships where she wasn’t thinking about Jason, now all she does is constantly mourn him. I really liked Patrick & Sam. He respected he & treated her far more nicely than Jason ever did. But they’ve ruined that. Patrick deserves better than this version of Sam.

As for Jason, if he comes back as a Sonny-worshipping borg, I’m done. Bilyy Miller has too much talent to be stuck with that character. And I’m sorry I still see no chem with BM & KeMo–and, I think her delivery is often monotone & flat. I know it has to happen, but I am not looking forward to the reunion.

Christy
Christy

Sonny-worshipping borg

bwahahahaha

I can’t think they will return him to be the same ole mobster Jason. This version seems more connected with non-mobster people than Jason 2 (Jason 1 being before Jason was in the accident with AJ). That being said, I don’t think they’ll join Sam and Jason, at least not the same as before – kinda like what happened with Robin came back from the dead, or Nina.

Total disruption for sure, but not going back to be exactly the same.

Tim
Tim

Would someone wake me when its over? Thanks.

Mary SF
Mary SF

What is frustrating the hell of me is that Jake is acting so much like Jason, they know Jake is connected to Helena, Sam knows Jason was alive at the clinic but then takes Patrick’s word that he died there– why didn’t she try to track down Robin to confirm that news? Then, Jake shows up the day the clinic blows up, yet Sam can’t put two and two together and think maybe Jake is Jason– but NOW she has a feeling he is still alive—come on people it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck– it’s a DUCK– so if a mystery guy shows up acting like Jason, connected to the people who last had Jason– has memory flashes that are Jason’s —then it’s Jason yeesh. Maybe everyone needs to go on morphine like Sonny to see what is staring them right in the face.

CeeCee
CeeCee

That’s so funny, Mary. And, true. They’re all walking around with their eyes ‘wide shut’, while everything that was Jason is glaring at them so brightly. This is definitely definitely a DUH moment!!!!!
Even Monica, who has felt a connection with Jake, should have put two and two together. If Jake kisses Sam, they will both realize who he is…..it will be a wake-up call for both of them. Right?
Here’s a guy who comes out of nowhere, with visible Jason-like characteristics, albeit a bit rusty, but everyone ignores what’s staring them in the face.
I wish the morphine would permantly invade Sonny’s brain, making him somnambulantly sluggish forevermore.

Oh, Wow…lunar eclipse happening!!

Timmm
Timmm

IF they would have EVER had another scene with Billy and Leslie that worked so well last time, Monica could have looked into Jakes eyes and said “You remind me so much of my son Jason.” It would have meant everything without revealing his identity yet. A mother knows!

Timmm
Timmm

She couldnt track down Robin because GH is too short sided to realize that they need the character of Robin on the show! Kim wants to direct. Good for her. Follow your dreams. Move on GH, RECAST the freakin role!

CeeCee
CeeCee

You’re right, Timmm; about the eyes, I mean. How could anyone who knew Jason so well, not recognize his eyes? If I were to only see my loved ones’ eyes, or the eyes of friends I know really well; I would pick said people just by their eyes. To me, eyes are like a fingerprint.

Rose
Rose

Not sure, since it’s been a while, but aren’t there also medical charts/scars from Jason that match up with Jake’s? Patrick, Monica where are you?

CeeCee
CeeCee

Even after death, one never forgets the eyes. NEVER. My baby’s eyes are imprinted in my brain….never to be forgotten.

aria
aria

omg, why is the show trying to make sam and jason this heartbroken couple that has been kept apart by the forces of evil? they mostly been kept apart because not even combine can they solve a puzzle.
she spends more time heavy breathing then anyone i know, and jason prefers to solve other peoples problems, like save elq for michael, or impress his new bff carly and or go and save Sonny and kill 3 guys then to take the time to go see a doctor help him remember who he is. The show has taken to long and even though i wanted jake/jason with Elizabeth, he’s starting to act to much like his old self by being sony/carly go to bitch, that i honestly think elizabeth needs to let him go, he’s not worth it..

Tina
Tina

Yes I am glad to see Sam has hope that Jason is still alive no I do not want her to take that proposal of Patrick’s yes I want to see Sam and Jason back together his family and friends need need him and miss him it’s not fair to to Sam what elizabeth is doing elizabeth is being selfish and it will come out that she knew and she will lose that friendship forever even though she has one of his sons elizabeth is dead wrong Elizabeth needs to tell the truth all the truth and let Jason be back with his family he is already married to Sam

Dylan
Dylan

Unintentional comedy…Sam telling Julian what a great P.I. she is! LMAO!! To be fair, it is not only her who has been written as a complete moron for the last year. It is the entire cast who for some reason have been unable to pick up even ONE of the 738 clues that Jake is Jason…starting with his memory of and choice of the name Jake!! It will be SO nice once all vestiges of Carlivati’s writing are gone from this show forever!! I just pray that the Sonny/Jason adoration goes away!! 20 years of that crap is MORE than enough!! More comedy….Carly claiming she is a better mother than Ava and calling Ava a murderer. Carly is not only engaged to the biggest murderer in town….but around the same time as Ava killed Connie…Carly ordered a hit on Franco! Then she got engaged to him!! It would be nice if these characters had some recognizable self awareness…even for a moment!!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Absolutely. How a’ propos, Dylan. I have been chanting the same litany since I started watching this soap.

Dylan
Dylan

Rule and unusual punishment is the only way to describe and justify Elizabeth keeping the truth about Jason’s identity secret. Elizabeth knows the grief of losing a child, and the fact that Jake is now alive does not erase that searing sadness she experienced. Monica is now a frail woman in her 70’s who has lost ALL of her children, adopted and biological, in brutal and horrific ways!! Long ago her daughter Dawn was bludgeoned to death. Her son AJ was murdered not once but twice. (Only on a soap can you be murdered more than once.) Her daughter Emily was strangled to death. And she lost her son Jason first to amnesia, then to seeming death when he was shot and kicked off the pier into the water. I know soaps are fiction but even fiction has to have some element of truth to it. This storyline resonates with me so much because I was the youngest of 4 boys. In 2011, I lost my oldest brother to cancer. Exactly a month and a day later, I lost my second oldest brother to cancer. For the next year and a half, I watched my poor mother go numb with heart shattering grief at the unimaginable loss of her two first born sons within a month. After a year and a half she peacefully passed away in her sleep. I lost half my immediate family within a year and a half and I have had many dark times in the last 4 years. So to see Elizabeth being portrayed as a desperate weak willed moron is neither realistic nor entertaining. What would be a better storyline would be similar to what Monica did for AJ. She kept the truth of his death to protect him. Elizabeth should tell Monica the truth and together they could keep the truth about Jason so he wouldn’t return to Sonny’s orbit and keep being a murderer for hire. That would be the ultimate F U to Sonny who stole brain damaged Jason away almost 20 years ago. I have said it before…Altman and Passanante have one hell of a job to write their way out of the devastation that Carlivati left behind. As a writer, even though I think I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes, I would actually love to be!!! Frank Valentini is often praised for his ability to bring the show in on budget. I do NOT see how, considering there at LEAST 15 superfluous, pointless characters roaming around town whom NO ONE would miss if they left. Ron Carlivati also received praise for bringing back vets. Not only did he trash most of them, decimating beloved characters and couples with reckless abandon, he seemed to enjoy doing it!! He told a story about Felicia running for mayor….without even using the character of Felicia in the story!!! That’s how much respect he had for the history of the show!! Hopefully brighter days are ahead for GH. The cast and the… Read more »

Dylan
Dylan

Cruel and unusual punishment I meant. Auto correct changed it to rule.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Ryan. My heartfelt condolences for your sorrow. Only I and other women in our plight can understand what your mother holds in her heart….the pain and anguish never lessens…it only gets numb….but, it remains a constant companion. Everything we see, feel, touch are reminders of what was and what could have been. Losing a child IS the most debilitating, the most cruel, the most devastating tragedy a parent can withstand.
Therefore, the writers should have tread carefully when dealing with all the losses thrown at Elizabeth. I would dare to go one point further and plead momentary insanity, in that, after so much torment in her life, Elizabeth wanted to hold on to Jake, a part of her lost past. The writers must think of something if they do not want her thrown under the bus.
I hope what you hope for the soap, Dylan. But, if the new team is presently writing, I am not too keen on what I am seeing….starting with Michael in such an exalted position overnight. What I see is not credible. It’s a joke !!!!

Timmm
Timmm

Dylan sorry for your losses. Your poor mother. I hope things are better for your family. I agree with you, soaps are an escape but why not have some relevance? You have an excellent idea, Liz should have told Monica the truth. Let the chips fall down the road but in the meantime let Monica get acquainted with Jake until his memory comes back.

Dylan
Dylan

Thank you Timmmm! Your words are kind and your posts are enjoyable!!

Rose
Rose

Dylan…so sorry for you and your family. Life can be unpredictable and short. All the more reason for Liz to tell the truth, and not deny Monica, Sam, Danny and even Carly the chance to see Jason again. It’s cruel and selfish.

tlove
tlove

This whole woe is me and Jason is the be all and end all for sam is disgusting. I have never been a Sam fan but i had more respect for her when she was a con and doing deplorable things. I have always maintained that sam is a basic kind of chick. A beginning and end no middle. No substance. She wouldn’t have a POV if it summer saluted and landed on her head. Lets face it jason has been sam claim to fame since she couldn’t get sonny or jax. To Say she has grown is laughable. Curious to know how she spent her last engagement post Jason “death” i went to YouTube and on 9/24/13 sam was trying to have sex with silas at the penthouse. Only reason she didn’t was because silas got a call from the hospital. This whole J/s reunion is forced. I never liked her with Jason for obvious reasons but even more so she is to contrived. She has never been a believable character. She was forced on the viewers and they tried to hard to make her likeable. Gave her a brother that explains away her resulting to being a con and marrying rich men in order to care for him. Attached her to the Cassadines so that she is deeply rooted to the canvas. It is interesting to see fans say that Jason will not ever forgive Elizabeth. When he in fact married the woman who basically assisted in watching a deranged woman kidnap his son. I’m still livid over that one! I rewatch the scene in 2012 when Elizabeth confessed to Jason what she had done in regards to switching the paternity and i was so glad and appreciative that RC had her finally Express that she had never forgiven Sam for what she did.That was honestly the 1st time she got to say it in a way a Mother would feel about the woman who did that. But then she had to go and apologize to Sam for trying to keep her and Jason apart. But that is who Elizabeth is at her core she is selfless and incapable of inflicting hurt and undo pain on anyone. She isn’t perfect but always want to do the right thing and sometimes doing the right thing gets muddy in that it benefits someone else and not necessarily her or others who are a part of the scenario. She is feisty but she doesnt like conflict but isnt afraid to stand her ground and fight in support of those she loves. I know i am rattling on here but I’m pissed at the way she has been written. I can appreciate that it doesn’t seem as bad a fallout as was originally anticipated as she is rightfully afraid for Jason and she does have a son just returned from the “dead” that she has to think about as well. I can understand how he should be traumatized. Not to mention Elizabeth.… Read more »

MissySnow
MissySnow

Liz told a lie, she did not kill someone like Jason, Sonny, Sam, Alexis, Ava, Michael et al.

Timmm
Timmm

Funny how November sweeps are around the corner and Sam suddenly has a gut feeling Jason is still alive! Thats okay, I really like how this is playing out. I imagine as a young man or woman who loses their spouse it would be tough if you really loved your loved one who suddenly were deceased. Your young, you can bounce back but in the back of your mind you have to wonder if he or she would ever return? What do you do if a body was never recovered. Especially in Port Chuck where “Dead” people show up ALL the time. Sam moved on and had two other relationships but even if its a soap, the character feels as if marrying someone is too much for the heart to accept. Having a relationship and intercourse are two things but sealing the deal with god as your witness might just be too much. I didnt mind Sam and McBain at all together and her and Patrick were cool for awhile but I love the pairing of her and Jake and obvious the actors do, as well. So much so that they have already consummated their relationship ahead of their characters! I think in the next month you’ll see Jake and Sam fall in like and then eventually fall in love after his memory comes back and he turns away from Liz once she is exposed. Sam will be there for him.

MissySnow
MissySnow

Consummated their relationship ahead of their characters? If this is about BM and KeMo being an actual couple there were news reports that this was all a publicity stunt and nothing else.

Timmm
Timmm

Hmm, if thats the case, what a waste, they are both hot! Publicity? I’m a big fan of both actors but who really knows Billy outside of the soap world? And Kelly, I bet she is more recognized because of DWTS than she is being on GH. Just saying.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Timmm.
Actually, Billy Miller has a few movies under his belt, with a sprinkle of several appearances on Prime Time shows, other than daytime.
Kelly Monaco would be better known from PLAYBOY, decades ago.
So, in my estimation, Billy is much more recognizable as an actor than she is. If you count her backside? Yeah, she is more recognizable in that respect….LOL. It wouldn’t be from her talent. She has none, except for dancing, of course. I know you love her, Timmm. Couldn’t resist.
Billy Miller was even more of a gorgeous hunk in his twenties. Later.

Timmm
Timmm

Well, well, well, what do we have here, Billy Miller’s publicist! [JK] Actually, you sound like su0000 rattling off all these tidbits! I’m impressed that you figured out I like Kelly! [Petite and sweet!]

CeeCee
CeeCee

LOL, Timmm. I wish I were as informed as Su. I did not do any research on Billy at all….or any celebrity. I care not. My husband cures all that which ails me. But I have a seventeen year-old sister who has a major crush on Billy Miller (a bit too old for her, but she loves him just the same), Nick Jonas, Justin Beaber etc. She knows everything there is to know about these guys.
So, Timmm….you like petite and sweet? Why, thank you!

tlove
tlove

And please free Patrick Drake! Sam doesn’t deserve him. If any man should be the glorified bachelor in PC its Patrick! Let him loose, Please! I want a Robin and Patrick reunion but let Patrick be free for a while. And by that i dont want to loose sight of him. After the reveal he deserves his own s/l.

And please have Elizabeth painting again. I would love for her to her paint all 3 (4 with Jason) of her boys. She is going to need a distraction and what better way then to give her studio back so that she can escape from time to time.

tlove
tlove

Thats i would love her to paint a portrait of all her boys together.

su0000
su0000

Billy Miller has charisma, he has that certain something.
Billy is a charmer.
Jason played by Billy will not be as SB stone cold…
and– Billy can hold the role of Jason very well without a woman to mess him up.
The best thing that could happen to Billy/Jason is keep him a charismatic batchlor, the guy who charmes women even loves them but does not get tied down with just one to suck the life outa him.

KEEP JASON FREE !! ..

GH desperately needs a charming handsome bachelor !!!
The women will fight over him and vie for his affections.
that ^^^^ is good soap stuff ..

Timmm
Timmm

Its a soap so everyone needs romance so they can be miserable! Ha Ha Ha!

Abruzzfan
Abruzzfan

Good one Timmm! 🙂

Dylan
Dylan

Su….no offense meant here….but why do you watch soaps? You basically….Completely miss the point of soaps. Why don’t you just watch violent, slasher, horror flicks all the time? You don’t like watching romance, which is the very thing that soaps were built around and made for. You don’t like nice, good characters, who are the ones who provide a show with rooting value. You enjoy when all the characters are mired in misery, you have openly posted that you enjoy stories about grim topics like rape, murder, mafia violence, etc. You mock and belittle all the rest of us who want some entertaining, uplifting stories to grace our screens. You make up facts about behind the scenes goings on and type them on here as complete fact. You repeat the same post, in marginally different ways, over and over and over, as if your life depended on you defending General Hospital. Freedom of speech is a great luxury and I would never try to take that away from anyone. But your posts are redundant, often hostile, and argumentative as if it your sole responsibility to turn the tide of negative viewer feelings about GH. When I post on here, I present my opinions backed up by what GH is now and what it has been. I am not trying to change anyone’s opinion…..whereas you will go so far as telling all of us to “fug off” when we dare to express an opinion that differs from yours. You continually claim that the mob has been a major thrust of GH for decades and that has truth to it. However, before the Guza Glorification of all things Sonny…the mob was presented as what they are….the villains….the bad guys….the murderers. They are not misunderstood heroes with hearts of gold. They are violent, selfish, manipulative, misogynistic, disgusting, hypocritical murderers who don’t give a damp about anyone or anything other than power and ego. In a limited run series like the Sopranos or Dexter….which air once a week….that kind of storytelling is sustainable. Five days a week for 20 years is sickening, exhausting, and depressing. I just don’t understand through SO many regimes….and VOCAL viewer discontent (if NO ONE in power at these shows read these types of message boards they are NOT doing their job)….and recently record low ratings….why they will not make a drastic shift in the writing style at GH. Every time a new writer is hired, fans cry out and scream for the same thing…..LESS SONNY AND LESS MOB!!! And EVERY time, we get the exact opposite of that. The last two weeks have been literally painful to watch with all the Sonny worship and adoration. He’s brave he’s strong and wonderful and great and kind and good and loyal and a great father and the sun rises and sets around his brilliance. Um…I’ve been here the whole time…and I have never once seen Sonny exhibit ANY of those qualities. I have watched him physically and emotionally abuse women continually…I… Read more »

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

I think I love you Dylan. Very well said

Timmm
Timmm

su0000 can speak for herself but romance is dead! It died in the 80’s. In the old soap days [60’s and into the 70’s] where a live organist would play on set, they were limited to what they could show. It was romance or a sick patient. There was no sex or violence. After Luke and Laura, Bo and Hope and so on, OJ reared his ugly head onto our screens. His murders DID affect the soaps. I’m no expert but many who work for TV or write about TV have agreed, soap fans left in droves! THEN, the internet. THE END!

Dylan
Dylan

Thanks Lucy!! I think I love you too!! And Timm as much as I like your posts, I just don’t agree with the OJ thing. I can concede that the Internet has obviously altered ALL forms of the entertainment industry notably in the area of music. But right now television is making yet another huge resurgence mostly with scripted drama. It is the writing, plain and simple, that is mostly responsible for soaps’ decline. Granted it is a Herculean task to produce 5 hours a week and is basically unparalleled in the entertainment world. It is the same recycled writers with no new ideas. The last time I recall a new writer being hired was Hogan Sheffer at AT&T and his initial run transformed that show into a critical, ratings, and Emmy darling. Soaps are unique because they were aimed mainly at a specific audience…mainly women who were at home during the day. They would watch with young kids who became hooked and were then the next generation of viewers. More women are NOT home during the day now. Life is busier and following a show 5 days a week is time consuming. But if it was well written, people would make the time, especially with so many different viewing platforms. And the conventions and soap-ism’s that were new and even surprising in the 70′ and 80’s have completely worn out their welcome. Back from the dead plots. Doppelgangers. Interrupted weddings. Who’s the father? Soaps have become SO predictable that I can usually forecast where a story is going a year down the road based on one or two scenes. The last two pregnancies I can recall where a married couple gave birth that did not end up with a miscarriage, paternity questions, or a baby switch were 23 years ago on Days when Abigail and Brady were born!! If soaps want young viewers….hire young writers!! Most of these writers have NO idea how to write for teenagers. Teens are either portrayed as angry and hostile, or as mini adults who are obsessed with having kids and getting married. One of the most realistic teens I have ever seen on a soap is Rory on DAYS. He is chill, funny, a slacker, a stoner, talks like a real teen and acts like a real teen. And then there’s JJ. The actor playing him is good, but he has been saddled with pretty much every teen soap cliche except for getting someone pregnant. I have to go. Talk later. 🙂

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Dylan.
I am not quite sure I understood what you said about Rory on Days; or teens, in general. Are you implying that this character represents the majority of teens? Not a very flattering notion.
If that is what you are imparting, with all due respect, I vehemently disagree. Rory is a waste of youth…a bum. He is not a realistic teen, Dylan. I would hope that most teens are not like him. My sister and brother are teens….far from whom Rory represents. Furthermore I have thirty-four first cousins….yes, no kidding; 34; half being teens. None of them is how you depict a typical teen.
Certainly, such teens exist, but it is not the realistic majority. Please forgive me, in advance, if I have misconstrued your intent.

tlove
tlove

I don’t see an instant reconnection for my fav pairing. I expect an uphill battle. You can’t have a couple and not expect angst. It is a soap staple after all. We all have different views an opinions obviously but turning Jason into a stud is taking him far from the core of who he was in any persona IMO. Who knows where this is going but it will circle back around.

kent
kent

Free Robin. Off screen. On screen. Just do it already.

Timmm
Timmm

The character of Robin would NEVER leave her daughter behind. AND, doesnt Nick have Helena on lock down on Cassadine Island? This is so stupid!

Rose
Rose

And Anna and Robert wouldn’t quit looking for Robin. Hope this will part of a new storyline for Anna. Better late than never. And a recast for Robin. Tired for Kim coming and going.

Dylan
Dylan

A glaring problem and one of many examples of Ron Carlivati’s writing….which was basically a 3+ year display of hostility, petulant childishness, vanity, arrogance, and character destruction . He told the same story over and over with Faison, Julian, Jason, Duke, Luke, Ava etc….all pretending to be someone else or not knowing who they were. The ONLY way to redeem Nikolas is to learn that Helena or Stavros ( not that I want to see either of them on screen EVER again) are holding Emily and/or Robin and threatening them and forcing Nik to do their evil bidding. The fact that Patrick or Anna…one time super spy…never mention Robin or inquire about her whereabouts or well being is beyond stupid!! It is a dangling plot point that needs to be addressed! Robin is day time’s only character living with HIV, and for almost 4 years she has been kidnapped, imprisoned, tortured, threatened and held against her will. It is a depressing discouraging aspect of the story and a complete FU to fans who watched Kimberly and Robin grow up.

su0000
su0000

GH is what it is and they won’t be changing it.
Robin is gone, the 80’s-90’s are gone, what GH once was is no longer; long gone.

The writers, producers, network have their plan for the direction for GH,
What a 100 people hate a 100 people love.
And that is why the writers do not care what some people want because others do not want it.

(( You can please some of the people some of the time, all of the people some of the time, some of the people all of the time but you can never please all of the people all of the time.))
🙂

Long Live GH (and the mob)

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

The only couple I have ever “shipped” is Robert & Anna. And I still do to this day. (Though I admit to a soft spot in my heart for Scotty & Laura.) So I don’t really understand the JaSam forever fans who decided that Jason & Sam have forever kind of love (which wasn’t really ever indicated on screen–he threatened to kill her & wanted nothing to do with her for most of her pregnancy) without really experiencing the actors acting together.

I think whatever this story was supposed to be in the beginning was perhaps derailed by the obvious chemistry between Becky & Billy. (And again I emphasize–not a shipper). As I said before, I know we’re headed there, but I am holding out a bit of hope that Jake is kind of repulsed by his previous life, the horrible way he treated Monica and Alan–and how Sonny reinforced (Carly too) that behavior.

While I hope he embraces his son Danny, I really want them to write a character up to the acting ability of Billy Miller. If it’s the old cyborg Jason, Miller’s better off leaving.

Dylan
Dylan

Wonderful post!! I never “got” Jason and Sam. He was a murderer for hire and she was a seemingly brain dead bimbo. Between the way Jason was written as Stone Cold, and with Kelly Monaco’s mostly monotone expressionless acting style, there was never any rooting value for them that I saw. They usually looked bored or pissed off with very little going on between. I find it ironic and amusing that Nancy Lee Grahn is supposedly such a feminist and activist for women….and yet both her and her on-screen daughter play vapid, vacuous mob molls who defend and champion murderers who abuse and kill people, women included. Having been a Playboy bunny, I don’t suppose it would really bother Kelly. Lol. That’s all beside the point though. When Kelly really needs to deliver during crucial emotional moments…she does!! She can even excel at them. But this great epic love story of JaSam was never apparent on screen. It exists somewhere in the minds of Guza and Carlivati (and many other writers and execs). Billy Miller is such a charming and charismatic actor and has been completely wasted in this stupid pointless amnesiac role. Him and Herbst have the kind of breathtaking chemistry that he and Amelia Heinle had on Y and R. If written right, and not going back to being a murderer, Jason could become the doctor he planned to be before!! He could be day time’s answer to McDreamy and McSteamy (stupid words, but any fans of medical dramas will get the reference). Instead of being adored and revered and loved for murdering people (???), he could be respected for saving lives!! Some of the hugest television hits have been hospital based…WITHOUT a mafia as heroes component. ER, St. Elsewhere, Grey’s Anatomy etc etc. As if there is not enough drama in a hospital and among the staff without the mob!! In my dreams, I envision a show with young doctors (Jason, Patrick) interacting with nurses (Liz, Sabrina), while working alongside respected veterans…Monica. I envision an intelligently written show about family, and romance. I have nothing against flights of fancy or action/adventure stories!! Gloria Monty turned the show around and rightfully deserves all the accolades she got. It is a shame that Ron Carlivati, in tandem with Tony Geary’s wishes, dismantled her greatest creation (Luke and Laura) but I digress. Under several successive regimes, the show was able to balance those stories while still keeping the hospital component vital . It is sad that viewers in the last 20 years have no idea why the show is even called General Hospital!! Seriously….the show has an actor with the range and talent of Billy Miller and they have him playing a brain damaged amnesiac with no purpose or passion!!! People faulted and mocked Steve Burton for seemingly sleepwalking through his scenes when all he was doing was what was asked of him and written for him. He won an Emmy!! Billy Miller appears equally bored and dazed playing the… Read more »

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Obviously, I agree with you. The deification of Sonny & Jason has always puzzled me (one of the periodic times I stopped watching GH was when Sonny & Jason put AJ on a meat hook–that was disgusting) and now it’s just getting worse.

I hope what you wrote is true, but I feel Jason is going to be attached to Sonny’s side again & everyone will be hating on Liz. To me, Sam has ONLY been palatable with Patrick & I agree, I hate they’ve made Alexis only attracted to bad guys.

There could be so much more to this show–and I hope we’re going to get there–but I’m worried the network is too attached to the Mob. I HATE what happened last week with Michael and I hope there are consequences to snap people out of it.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Oh, Lucy D. My sentiments exactly! I will say it again and again, I, too, see where this is going. And, you say it best……if Jason/Steve is to be replicated in Jake/Billy, Miller IS better off leaving…lots of discontented people.
Yes, this Sonny adoration gives me the dry-heaves. He, a mob boss, a murderous fiend with no respect for human life….a man without honor has been exalted to the level of Ra, the sun god. His evil light only radiates for Su, it seems. There is something fundamentally wrong with the words, “long live the mob”.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Thanks CeeCee–love the Ra reference. It’s so true though, Sonny worship is in full force. And it’s not like he learns lessons. After being shot, after almost dying, his first instinct is to have Ava killed for having the temerity to want to be with her daughter.

CeeCee
CeeCee

@Lucy D.
Hi, Lucy.
I am so glad there are a few of us who find the Sonny ‘worship’ almost as a sadistic joke.
Carly really has nerve. How is Ava any different from Sonny?…..how is Carly? Now, the writers are trying to raise Carly to the stars, as well. One of her sons called her a good mother? Since when? She keeps choosing the devil over them. A good mother would steer her children clear out of a murderer’s path. Go figure. Later.

dawnhaze
dawnhaze

Sam and Jason are married because he isn’t dead. I love that the writers had them do the thing at the restaurant. I’m looking forward to them getting on with their lives. They are so good together.

Timmm
Timmm

I really wanted Billy Miller to be Jason Quartermaine. It fits his personality better than Stone cold Steve Burton as Jason Morgan. I like Steve Burton. He is dull on Y&R but he is lighter and shows some sense of humor. He was probably glad in more ways than one to leave the character of Jason Morgan. But back to Billy Miller. He is better around people in the Q mansion that he would be in that gloomy mansion of Sonny’s . Billy as Jason Q would walk around the Q home and just bust on everyone. I would love to see him and Tracy go toe to toe! And back to Sonny. What did he ever do to revenge Jason’s “Death?” NOTHING! Faison was in PC and Sonny did NOTHING! Run Jason run!

Rose
Rose

Timmm…about “romance is dead” in the soaps. You have a point. But from what I see all around me at the bookstore it’s still alive and well. Couples of all ages hold hands, buy gifts for the guy/girl in their lives, meet for a latte at the adjacent Starbucks, and all kinds of girls/women still buy a lot of romance, probably the largest selling genre. Wouldn’t it be nice if the soaps could generate a little more of that again!

Timmm
Timmm

Rose, I am a romantic guy and I’m all for it but why I think its dead on daytime is because EVERYTHING we watch now has to be fast paced and there is no build up anymore because everyone wants everything NOW! Thats our cultural now to. We have so much information at are fingertips in record speeds! Soaps cannot afford to build a long romantic story anymore in fear of losing even more viewers. HOWEVER, they can drag a long Jake’s true identity for over a year!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Hi, Rose.
You are so right, Rose…and wise, as always. The first time my husband ever kissed me was on a Friday. I was sixteen. That was thirteen years ago, and, every Friday since then he has gifted me with a single red rose, red being my favorite color. That is very romantic, yes?
By the same token, Timmm does have a point. There doesn’t seem to be any build-up on soaps anymore, to a true love story. First, couples jump into bed; then, maybe or maybe not, they get to know each other. Then, again….that’s what’s done in reality.

Stephanie
Stephanie

I really hope when the truth comes out, that Sam smacks Elizabeth right in the face and Jason stands behind Sam! I am all for Jason and Sam to be together. General Hospital needs one stable relationship in that town. However, it is getting pretty old and the truth needs to come out soon.

Marianne
Marianne

Jason and Sam belong together, tired of waiting, get on with it. Elizabeth is a lying bit__ and deserves nothing. She has jumped from one man to another at the drop of a hat. This time it’s lie, lie, lie. Steve Burton was good with Sam but this Jason is a great match, move it along. Please let Carly and Sonny marry.

Ces
Ces

anyone absolutely BORED with today’s episode? the whole show was mob crap. BORING!

su0000
su0000

It is about the Corinthos family that is a family of a mobster, but so far not a big mob story 🙁
I am absolutely eager to have an actual mob story, a good one!..
GH is near gangsta free..
There hasn’t been a real mob story since Guzza, the good ol’ days! (long gone:(

The mob is mainly power business and seldom a shootout, and the mob needs to get upfront. Hope Paul will gives us a good ‘actual’ mob story, GH needs one badly!
It’s been a GH cornerstone for near 3 decades! I luvs it 🙂

Ces
Ces

Reall, you love it? The whole episode was about it. It isnt mob hospital* lol!! Also, if one more person mistakes jake for Jason I am going to scream!!

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

Seldom a shootout? Do you see what you want to see and not what’s on the screen. The MOB has dominated story for the last several weeks, ratings are down again and no one wants to see Sonny 24.7. Except maybe you. IF this keeps up you, MB and Nathan Varni will be the only onews watching.

Rose
Rose

Su…responding to your other comment “100 like, 100 don’t, you can please everyone all of the time, etc.”. To this I agree. But I think what many of us would settle for is somewhere in between where there is a little of this, and a little of that.

I know you love RC, but things are really out of wack. His influence has tipped the scales to the dark side, crime, bullets, crazies, betrayals, deceptions, no consequences for evil/bad deeds…all of these have crept into everything. Not that these elements weren’t always part of soaps, but there seems to be no let up, and the kind of dark has an evilness to it closer to Breaking Bad or Criminal Minds…not what many of us want to see in daytime. There is no balance anymore bringing in the lighter sides, fun, adventure, justice, romance, heroic, even “love in the afternoon” that were part of the traditional soap stories and GH.

So wouldn’t it be nice if there was more of a middle ground for all of us! You can like Sonny and the mob, and I can like…I just hopes it’s on the drawing board.

Samantha
Samantha

Rose, I agree with you 100 percent. Everything you said. In addition, am really sickened that they ruined the Sloane character and got rid of him today. Totally ridiculous. The character Sloane was a multi-dimensional treasure (e.g., lots of potential story material with one) and so was the actor, Robb Derringer, who was actually able to act, unlike some soap actors who only look good. He brought different levels to his portrayal. I’m fed up with the show and how they allow so many of the characters to suddenly act out of character and then get thrown into idiotic story lines. The Sloane character, for example, was far more intelligent than the stupid story line they gave him today — with the drunk scene, the calling about Anna scene, the meeting with Paul… All so ridiculous and not in character. And, by the way, Derringer was just awarded the Gold Star for acting by SoapsInDepth Magazine — and I hope another show picks him up. But, of course, this is just a soap. It’s possible that the character was wearing a bullet-proof vest and that he’ll be back…at least to get some better scripts by the new writers in October. I know this is “just a soap,” but darn it — they’re being paid good money to do their jobs excellently. And they have failed miserably.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Of course not, Su. No shootouts with the mob. They do that and much more…..What crime families do is cut off the head of a member of a rival family and deliver said head, wrapped in newspaper to the unfortunate soul’s family. Or, just throw the body in the East River.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I’ll scream with you Ces. One, two, three…..SCREAM!!!!!

Ces
Ces

Lol CeeCee !! I have no words for that ceremony in Chinese Garden. And those damn toys she carries around. Even this Jason/Jake thinks she’s cuckoo with the toys! Glad she left them behind …

btw: how lovely that Tracy’s new/old potential man is a killer now. Way to go GH!
And I’m sorry another note … the Ava/Julian scenes are just creepy. I don’t remember the last time my brother put his hand on my knee. Oh wait — NEVER!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Lol, Ces. There is nothing remotely romantic about those Chines thingamajigs….or reminiscent of something so remarkable. A few marbles would have had more meaning….at least they could have played a game of street marbles. LOL. …or put a few back missing from her brain. I will never understand writers of this ilk. They make ok actors, if not outstanding, look moronic.

Yeah, I really was thrown by Paul’s turnabout. I wonder if that was the writers’s intention when Richard came on board, or if this is a last minute decision. Poor Tracy!! You’re right, GH made the wrong call again.
HaHa….neither one of my brothers EVER touched me that way either!!! Gross!!

Ces, I feel I can ask you this without getting blasted….but, but, but….is it my imagination or does Valerie have huge (Uuuuuge) hands for a girl? I find this hysterical. I just finished watching and noticed her hands, standing there talking to Dante, at the hospital ….simpering over King Sonny; what never-ending sorrow, Ha! How out of place her hands looked; more so with that white nail polish. They stuck out like a sore thumb…accidental pun…LOL. Later, my friend.

Mari
Mari

So sick of Elizabeth, they always make her out to be such a good person but what she is dispicable. Jason would be totally disgusted with her if he knew what she was doing. Jason and Sam were each other’s true love, that’s why she’s scared to tell the truth because she knows Jason loved Sam.

Ces
Ces

I’m with you. She is not redeemable. Wish she’d go away.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

First I think we need to concede the MOB we’re seeing on our screens right now is NOT from the pen (or computer) of Ron. When he took over he steered away from all Mob, all the time. This 2-week Sonny-worship- didn’t come from Ron–or he wouldn’t have been fired.

One of the problems with soaps is the industry, shockingly, doesn’t get how people watch these days. I grew up with a stay-at-home who watched her stories every day–or whenever she could. Soaps needed exposition and flashbacks to bring viewers up to date.

Today many (maybe most) people watch on DVRs. We don’t beed to be caught up. We don’t need to be explained to. Tell a story and move it along. Stop waiting for sweeps–make every month exciting.

The last few days Billy Miller looked so uncomfortable, like “what the hell am I doing here?” Sonny’s in danger again (yawn!)

As a long-time GH viewer I want to be surprised. I want to be delighted. And I’m not.

Lucy D.
Lucy D.

should have been Stay-at-home-mom

Ces
Ces

I have to agree with you on the Billy Miller scenes. He seemed very awkward in those scenes. The whole thing in the garden was lame so I have to feel for the guy to sit there and act out those scenes.

kaffen
kaffen

I just want Jasam back together

I want to see Julian reaction

And Monica reactiob

Annette jung
Annette jung

I wish the show would give the fans what they want. This story line is taking so long. The entire town like Michael morgan, and all Jason’s loved ones are all waiting for this to happen. Dying to see that he will return to sonny, and also have shawn to work with Jason.

Annette jung
Annette jung

As of friday Jason leaves port Charles, will he be coming back soon . All of the fans are dying to go on with Sam and jasons life. hit man for sonny , still be carlys best friends. Of course some things will change . But please not too mush all fans would like to see the Jason we all love and know.we all have been waiting for this. We are all suprisedthat he was brought back, we are all so greatful .I Know For Sure the ratings will go threw the roof, Love all of you’re fans .

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GH’s Steve Burton & Bradford Anderson Give The Lowdown on Their New Series ‘7 Questions’ & Their Creative Partnership

What started out as an unlikely on-screen pairing and friendship several years ago on the daytime drama, General Hospital has flourished, and become something even much greater than that. Knowing they struck gold with their characters being the antithesis of each other – one’s a hit man for God sakes, and the other an awkward computer geek, Steve Burton (Jason) and Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) began to conjure up how they could parlay their on-screen and off-screen friendship into other creative avenues.

As fans of the popular soap stars know, these guys travel around the country performing their comedy act, Stone Cold and the Jackal to packed houses. They have a weekly podcast, now on the Podcast One network, That’s Awesome and have also been concentrating on delivering even more content to their audience via their You Tube page, with their latest collaboration 7 Questions with Steve and Brad; where the two take on some questions and answer them with some clever elements wrapped up inside of each installment.

Not a week can go by without Steve and Bradford releasing something new to whet the appetite and keep engaged their enduring fan base. While everyone is facing together the disruptions in our normal everyday lives due to the coronavirus pandemic, Steve and Bradford are using this time wisely to expand their reach while creating even more fun content within their wheelhouse.  So, who know what could be next, right?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Steve and Bradford to get the Intel on their success, their new You Tube series via their page, and more.  And of course, we couldn’t let this opportunity go by without putting them in the hot seat and asking our own ‘7 Questions’.  Check out what they had to say below.

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How did the idea originally come about for 7 Questions with Steve and Brad?  What was the inspiration behind it?

BRADFORD: We want to put out as much content as we can and as much entertainment as we can for people, especially during this time.  We’ve done a lot of work on our Facebook page, and we realized that we make so many videos, why the heck aren’t we putting them on our YouTube page?  With that, Steve kind of had this idea. Steve will talk about his inspirations for the visual component of it, and it was kind of a no-brainer.

I just also would like to know whose idea it was to have the MTV-ish voice-over gal for the interstitials of ‘7 Questions’.  That’s one of my favorite parts, by the way!

STEVE:  That’s me! I’m a kid of the 80s.  I love the 80s.  It’s what our brand has been.  We use a lot of colors that are 80s, and that’s our demographic. They relate to it.  With ‘7 questions’, I had no idea what it was going to be, really.  Bradford and I talk multiple times a day, and we are always thinking of ideas. We do our podcast, “That’s Awesome!” and then, we do a bonus podcast now every week that is 15-20 minutes, and that we put it up on YouTube as well.  With the way things are, we want people to laugh and have fun.  Now, usually Bradford does all of the heavy lifting with the technology.  He edits the podcast, he uploads it, he does all of that stuff, and I’m like, “Let me just try it.”  So, I do the sound effects and graphics in these.  I’m laughing while I do it, so I’m hoping people laugh, too.

BRADFORD:  In the beginning, Steve kind of wanted to make it like a morning show, and it my head, I thought he meant like a morning TV show, so I was a little confused by that! (Laughs) What he meant was like a disc-jockey from the 80s on the radio – the kind of show where they use the silly horns when there is a joke, or a lot of ‘whiz-bang’ sound effect, and stuff like that.  It’s fun to see Steve’s creative self come out and play.

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STEVE: The ‘7 questions’ episode out now with Josh Swickard (Chase, GH), is amazing.  Well, it’s amazing because of the sound effects I put in of course, but it’s also amazing because Josh Swickard is on it. (Laughs)

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You guys have been able to get along so well it seems from your podcast, to your YouTube videos, to your regular on-screen relationship at GH, and then, you do comedy clubs appearances around the country together.  Why do you think it works so well between the two of you? 

BRADFORD:  That’s a good question.  I think we have very similar goals.  We understand each other’s instincts a little bit.  So, we can navigate.  Sometimes, I can tell when something is going to frustrate Steve.  I steer that around him, and he certainly does the same thing for me.  He knows what frustrates me, and he’ll take care of that.  The cool thing about us is that neither of us are combative people.  We never bring our outside crap into our relationship.  We’re not that kind of people.  We are very positive people, and I think that really helps.

STEVE:  It’s always dangerous to get into business with friends.  That’s the first thing I can say because in the past that’s happened to me, and it hasn’t worked out.  I think Bradford and I just have a great mutual respect for each other.  I don’t want to say that it’s almost like a marriage, but it kind of is, because we are together so much.  We work together, we talk every day, and we are always collaborating on things.  There are always things that come up.  Most people wouldn’t even know the stuff that comes up with the podcast or with the live shows, and it takes a really special partnership to forge through that and still have fun.  That’s what the key is because I know plenty of people who are in business relationships who aren’t happy.  They’re just doing it for business.  If we ever get to that point, he and I just need to walk away.  It’s just a really great relationship where we are continually pushing each other, and where we are continually growing.  I never have to worry about what he is doing, and he never has to worry about what I am doing.

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BRADFORD:  That’s a really big deal.  I’ve never even thought about that because we’ve never had a ‘come to Jesus’ moment where it’s like, “Hey man, you’ve really got to start pulling your weight here.” (Laughs)

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Ok guys, I have a lighting round of ‘7 Questions’ for you.  Here we go! Question number 1! What one word describes your initial impression of each other when you first met?

BRADFORD:  “Muscle-y”

STEVE:  That’s not a word, dude!

BRADFORD:   It is.  I made it.

Steve, what’s your one-word initial impression of Bradford when you first met him?

STEVE: “Interesting…”  Can it have an ellipsis after it?

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Question number 2: When rehearsing your comedy show, which one of you has the most trouble remembering what comes next?

BRADFORD:  I’m going to say Steve, but there is a caveat.  The way that his set is designed, he does about 20 minutes of just talking.  Mine is song, talk, song.  So, there’s an order for mine… but for Steve, remembering half an hour’s worth of stories is hard.  That’s what I would say.

STEVE:  I would say me, too.  We are both pretty on it with our structure and what comes next pretty naturally, but there’re times when Bradford is like, “Hey, over here.”  What the audience doesn’t see is I go, “Oh yeah!  Hey!”

BRADFORD:  But we’ve been doing this for so long that we’ve both had our senior moments.  Neither of us is immune to a hiccup here and there.

Question 3: You both are super-high energy guys. After your performances, who has more trouble decompressing and coming down to earth after the adrenaline rush of playing in front of a crowd?

BRADFORD:  I can sleep anywhere at any time… so can Steve.

STEVE:  Usually, I can sleep anywhere, but after a show, I’m hyped!  I’m like, “Let’s go!  Where are we going?” Bradford’s like, “Give me a glass of wine, and a nice meal, and I’m going to bed,” and I’m like, “Oh, no, you’re not.  You’re not going anywhere near a bed!  We’re going out.”

BRADFORD:  Part of the problem is that we drink a Five-Hour Energy before the show, and our show is only 3 hours.  There’s that extra 2 hours. (Laughs)

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Question 4:  What do your wives; Kiera and Sheree think of your ‘7 Questions’ and your comedy show? 

BRADFORD:  I was nervous the first time my wife came to our comedy show, because she’s actually a pretty talented comedian.  She knows comedic timing really well.  The first time Kiera ever saw our act was when she helped us do a GH Fan Club Weekend show.  She told me afterwards, “I don’t want to hurt your feelings, but I had kind of low expectations, and you guys are hilarious.”  You know, I was a guy who kind of waited for the phone to ring because that’s what the life of an actor kind of just tends to be, and now what’s been so wonderful for me is becoming a creator, becoming a collaborator, and how it has really just changed my approach to work in general.  So, my wife is proud of me, and thankful to Steve for that.

What does your wife think, Steve?

STEVE:  My wife saw 7 Questions, and she loves that.   She’s seen some comedy bits that I have shown her on my phone, but she hasn’t seen a full comedy show yet.

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Does Sheree like the comedic side of you?

STEVE:  Yeah, I don’t know if most people know that I may have a sense of humor because literally when we go to the shows, people are looking at me like I’m an alien like, “What the hell is going on up there?”

Right! It’s such a departure from what they envision as this image of you from your role on General Hospital to when they see you do something different. 

STEVE:  Right.  I’ve always kind of been kind of high-energy, and I don’t want to say funny, but I at least have a sense of humor and can crack jokes.  That was one of the first things that kind of connected my wife and me.

BRADFORD:  On stage, Steve’s a great storyteller, but what we’ve done over the last couple of years is really try to hone those stories in a specific way, like really make sure that the timing is there, that the setup is there, and all of that.  I think at the beginning, both of us were a little self-conscious about that because it was new to us.  I could sing a song and not be self-conscious about it because that’s what I did for most of my life.  This is new to us, and what I have loved seeing over the last couple of years, is Steve’s growth as a performer.

STEVE:  Thank you, buddy.

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Question 5:  Do your kids understand what you do for a living? What do they think that you do?

STEVE:  My kids aren’t sure.  My daughter who is 16, she gets it.  My son, he hasn’t seen a lot of scenes from GH, but I showed him once he was able to understand some and he was like, “What do you do?”  I said, “I’m the Fonzie of daytime.”  He said, “Who’s Fonzie?”  (Laughs)  My 5-year-old really doesn’t know.  She thinks I go on the road more than I go to work.  She’s like, “Oh, are you doing your thing with Bradford?” She sees me working on my stuff with Bradford, and she’ll be like, “7 questions with Steve and Brad!”  She’ll walk around the house and say that.

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BRADFORD:  My 8-year-old, Juna knows that I’m on TV.  There’s been a couple of times when we have been watching the news over the last couple of weeks, and the California governor will have press conferences, and it will then cut right into General Hospital, and there was one time that it just cut into me.  It’s been a long time since they’ve seen me on the television.  So that was cool.  There are a couple teachers at their school who are fans of the show, so that gives the kids a bit of a chuckle.  Juna will say to my 5-year-old, Finola, “Hey, Finola, come over here.  We’re going to be on dad’s podcast.”  So, anything technical, any video, she calls “a podcast”.  She doesn’t quite get that part of it.  She probably thinks YouTube, and everything is a podcast. (Laughs)

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Question 6: If you guys could go on any late night TV talk show together, which show would it be and why?

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STEVE:  My sensibility would be The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

BRADFORD:  I would probably say Jimmy Fallon too, although I love Jimmy Kimmel because he’s on ABC.  Also, our sense of humor is pretty dumb, and Fallon’s sense of humor is pretty dumb.  So, I think our senses of humor match up with him better than anyone else, probably.

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Question 7: On soaps, do you think more comedy should be injected into them?

STEVE:  Let me answer this, because when Bradford came on as Spinelli, he turned it into the comedy relief in a lot of ways.  We didn’t have a lot of comedy on the show.  Back in the day, you had some people like Steven Kay, who played Reginald, and you had people who had some comedic moments, but Bradford really kind of came in and was that.  People knew that once Spinelli was on the screen, something funny could happen.  Just with his encounter with somebody, or how he was going to try to approach me, or hug me, or how he was going to try to figure something out and spaz out, and people love that.  I think there needs to be comedy on a daytime drama.  There is so much heaviness all of the time usually, and that’s why I think Bradford (obviously he is a fantastic actor) is able to stay on for so long because he brought something new, something different to the table, and that’s what made him so valuable.

BRADFORD:  Thank you, Steve!  I think the best way for comedy to happen in daytime is through the organic instincts of each individual actor because the times where soaps try to be funny is where it doesn’t work sometimes.  That’s kind of a rule anywhere!  The best comedy is where it is found rather than planned.  So, when you look at someone like, for instance, Steve, when he moved the fuzzy balls the other day, that is the best kind of humor in our show because that is something that his character would do anyway, it showed a little bit of Steve’s personality, which I love, and it was just a little moment of levity.  You look at actors like Roger Howarth (Franco), Michelle Stafford (Phyllis, Y&R), or Maura West (Ava, GH), everyone that finds moments in their performance to do something that maybe wasn’t planned; it lets the audience breathe a bit.  That’s where I find that the best comedy is in soaps.

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Bonus question 8! Surprise! Which comedians have influenced you … and which actors have influenced you the most?

STEVE:  Oh, I love Jim Gaffigan.  I love Sebastian Maniscalco.  There are a lot of guys out there.  Acting wise, I’m a huge fan of Tom Cruise, and I’ll tell you why.  From what I know the guy’s work ethic is like nobody else’s.  That’s what always inspires me.  I’m like, here’s a guy who has made 500 million dollars and still gives 120% to this day!  So, there’s a ton of actors that I could pick, but Tom Cruise delivers.  Every performance that guy has done has been amazing.

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BRADFORD:  For me, it didn’t occur to me until later, especially thinking about my comedic influences as a kid.  What I love about GH and the way that they film is that I really can use my whole body.  It’s not just a shoulder-up kind of show.  They have four cameras.  They can catch pretty much anything that you’re doing.  So, I realized that when I think about the way I use my body that I was influenced a lot by Don Knotts.  When you see something on his face (and granted his facial expressions were amazing and huge) you also saw it in his whole body.   Not only do I love Don Knotts, but I also love Donald O’Connor from Singin’ in the Rain.  Now as for an actor, I’ve always talked about Gary Oldman, because I love character actors who, if they weren’t playing a character and they were just themselves, you don’t know what that looks like. You only know them as the characters they play, because every character they play is different.  , If you look at Gary Oldman in The Professional, he is playing a villain there, but he’s this Russian guy with slicked back hair, and then, you see him play Commissioner Gordon in Batman with a flawless Chicago accent, and then, you hear him talk and you’re like, “Oh, he’s from England.  He’s a British actor.  I had no idea.”  That’s what I love.  His physicality, his voice, everything is built from the ground up when he plays a character.  A comic that I love to watch is John Mulaney.  Even though he’s like a preppy little guy that says crazy things, it’s very smart, and I just love his style.

In closing, here we are in the middle of this COVID-19 pandemic, what would you say to your fans, some of who, may feel lost, isolated, worried, etc?

BRADFORD:  I would say watch General Hospital!  At a time like this, routine is very important.  One of the great things about General Hospital is that it is part of peoples’ routines.  It’s not just a plug to watch our show, but it’s something that is comforting in that it is there.  Then, outside of that, you know, we try to provide not just entertainment but connection too.  That’s what we are there for.  We’ve been going live a lot on our Facebook page, on our YouTube page, and our reason for that is that we know people are available, and people can actually talk to us in real time, and as I said, we are trying to create moments of connection.

STEVE:  The best compliment that we get is, “We had so much fun.” or “Oh, you guys made my day.”  I try to answer all the You Tube comments we get, and many of them are similar right now like, “Man, I needed to laugh today.  Thank you for putting this up.”  Obviously, we are all dealing with something crazy right now with this pandemic, but just to give someone even 10 minutes on 7 Questions where they can laugh 3 or 4 times and then go back to whatever they were doing, that’s really what matters to us.

So, what do you think of Steve and Bradford’s new You  Tube show ‘7 Questions with Steve and Brad’?  Have you seen their live comedy club appearances, and if so, what did you think of it?  Do you enjoy seeing GH”s Jason and Spinelli in scenes and hijinks together in Port Charles? Comment below.

 

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GH’s Eden McCoy Chats on Tackling the Role of Young Carly, Josslyn’s love life, and Her Co-Stars

The rivalry between Carly (Laura Wright) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) has deep-rooted history in the past, not just the present, as viewers learn today on a special episode of General Hospital.  In it, we go back to the 90s, before Carly stepped foot in Port Charles.  This gave Eden McCoy, who usually plays Carly’s on-screen daughter, Josslyn Jacks, the chance to play a young Carly as fans of the ABC daytime drama series also see that the episode sheds come clues to a story that will play out in the present in the weeks and months to come.

McCoy got the opportunity to work with a different set of players than her normal scene partners in Port Charles in the episode – Cynthia Watros (Nina), James Patrick Stuart (Valentin) and young Willa Rose (young Nelle), who comprise the Benson ‘family’ in the flashbacks.

However, while Eden got the chance to travel back to the 90s, Josslyn is also in the dark in the present to that kiss shared by her best friends, Trina (Sydney Mikala) and Cameron (William Lipton).   If that lip-lock came to light to Joss, will that finally get her to admit she may feel more than friendship with Cam?

Michael Fairman TV chatted with Eden to discuss: the opportunity to play young Carly, having Laura Wright as her on-screen mom, and going to battle on-screen with her good friend, Chloe Lanier, plus if she would like to share more screen-time with Josslyn’s dad, Ingo Rademacher (Jax), and of course, the burning question, who has Josslyn’s heart? Is it Cameron? Find out when you read on as to what Eden shared below.

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On today’s April 8th episode of GH, we see you portraying a young Carly.  Tell me when and how you found out that you were going to play Carly, and what the experience was like for you taping those scenes?

EDEN:  It was really one of my favorite experiences at GH, hands down.  I think if I had to choose favorite episodes, this would be this one for sure. My other favorites prior to this have been: the fight scene with Nelle, the dance scenes I did, and the fake drunk scenes with William.  Those were all so great.  I found out that I was going to do this episode and play a young Carly from Laura Wright.  I ran into her on set for blocking.  We weren’t even working together that day, and she’s like, “Oh, I’ve been told that you’re going to play a young me in an episode,” and then she literally walked away – because she had to work.  So, I was like, “What?”  It was kind of this thing hanging in the air, and I rushed to tell my mom, because I was so excited.  I didn’t get the script until maybe a month after Laura told me.  I didn’t want to ask more about it before then, because I kind of wanted to be surprised, too. Then, when I got the script and read it, I was completely blown away.  Then, when I got the news that Cynthia Watros was going to play Carly’s mom and that James Patrick Stuart was going to play Carly’s dad, I mean, I just about had a heart attack! Those are two actors that I’ve watched and admired so much and haven’t worked with a lot.  So, it was this perfectly gift-wrapped opportunity to get to know my fellow castmates and dive into a whole other character.  Everyone was so involved in that episode.  Look at the set design, for one thing.  You can totally tell that it transported us into the 90s.  Everyone did an amazing job with that style of architecture ….everybody had been researching it …everybody pretty much except for me as I lived through the 90s!  The wardrobe was one of my favorite things ever, because the 90s, for me, is my favorite era of fashion.  I feel like my own wardrobe is heavily inspired by the 90s.  I have vintage pieces; my favorite jeans are 90s Levis. I watched Friends and obviously was obsessed with it.  The wardrobe team did an amazing job focusing on all of the 90s trends with the cardigans and the clogs and the jelly shoes and all of that.  I have three outfits in the episode, and we literally named them “Monica”, “Rachel”, and “Phoebe” after the women on Friends.  It was so much fun.

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What’s your take on what happened in the episode; as we learn about Carly’s troubled-past with her adoptive parents, and her past with Nelle?

EDEN:  It starts as a look into a young Carly’s everyday life.  She gets home from a job interview.  She is looking for work, and she gets the job, and Virginia and Carly are talking.  However, the conversation turns into how Carly wants to leave home, and have a very different life than Virginia, but she needs money to do it.  So, she leaves her mom, Virginia, to go find Frank, her dad, who, by the way, is a complete turnoff of a dad.  She thought he was going to have some money, and she could be rich, and get it from him, and move to New York, and see the world because that’s her overall goal.  Carly is a very passionate, goal-driven person as we know, so she goes to see Frank.  It will be a heart-wrenching moment for Carly as a character; and you will see how Nelle factors into this.   All of this in the past shows the internal conflict that Carly has towards Nelle as a person and as a character.  It’s not just that Nelle came into her life and hurt her kids and hurt her family, but it’s because it’s that desperate need for validation that Carly had growing up.  I think, she has had this resentment towards Nelle, because of it.

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How old were you supposed to be in the flashbacks as young Carly?

EDEN:  I was playing like 18-19 years old, and Nelle was around 6.  Willa Rose was such an adorable little actress.  She and James were so cute together, and James was phenomenal.  He just went 110% on this, and it was so, so fun to work against that.  Every take was different.  James was walking at this pace, or he was eating in this scene, and he totally took it to the place that I knew that he would take it.  Same with Cynthia!  Cynthia was amazing.   I’ve watched them together since Cynthia first came on the show as Nina, and I’ve watched James forever, so I totally scored.

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Has Laura Wright seen your portrayal of Carly yet?

EDEN:  I’m super excited to see what she has to say about it.  Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) and I were discussing it day-of taping. We were kind of dissecting Laura’s mannerisms so that I could kind of plug them in to my performance. We used when Laura as Carly tucks her hair behind her ear, and Frank was like, “Oh, yeah!  Do that!”  I’ve grown up with Laura, and watching her, and acting against her, and people clearly compare us all the time and are like, “That’s insane.  Do you try to do that on purpose?” It’s like, “No, I’ve just been with her since I was 12, almost every day.”

You realize when working and talking with Laura that she truly gets and understands her art and acting in this genre.  She’s really one of the best there’s ever been in soaps.  She can dissect a scene and understand it from different points of view, etc.

EDEN:  Oh my God, I know.  She’s phenomenal to watch, and I am not immune to that whatsoever.  It hits me every time I see her act.   She’s just been the best teacher.  The comments I get the most are: how much I resemble her looks wise for one, but also acting wise.  So, I’m so excited to see what people have to say following the airing of this episode.

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What do you think about Josslyn’s combative relationship with Nelle?  I loved on today’s episode that we got to see the scenes where Josslyn clocked Nelle again!

EDEN:  I would love to slap Nelle again!  Chloe is one of my closest friends on that set.  Even though we haven’t worked together as much as we used to, we are still very close, and I learned a lot from her.  Scenes with her are always so juicy.

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Where do you think Josslyn is at this point in her love life?  Is she still really into Dev (Ashton Arbab)? Does she truly loves Cameron, but can’t admit it to herself? 

EDEN:  I think that’s it. With Dev, he was an intriguing character with a very different background than Josslyn.  They say opposites attract, and I think that goes along with this story a little bit.  He’s just something that’s new, and someone who she is intrigued by, and I think that’s realistic.  I know that’s happened to me in my love life before.  I’m not sure where it’s really going to go between Dev and Josslyn.  Then for Cam, I think she doesn’t want to admit the feelings that she has for him to herself because that’s a whole big can of worms. I think she feels that once she admits that it might – not necessarily ruin their friendship – but taint it.  Cam is such a safe place and such a home for Josslyn.  I feel like if she were to admit that to herself, she’d be like, “Oh, no.  I’m going to make this uncomfortable and weird, and I can’t lose Cam as a friend.”  That’s always kind of been where her head is at, but I think as she spends more time with him, her feelings become more and more clear.  You never really know what’s going to happen, and I don’t think she’s set on anything.  Teenagers are just all over the place with feelings, and one day they feel this and one day they don’t.  So, it’s always such fun to play because I know some fans are dying to see Cameron and Josslyn get together that and some people don’t want to see that.  It’s fun to hear everybody out and to hear everyone’s opinions on it.  For me, I just hope it can be something fun to watch.  That’s always the goal.

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So now Trina has shared a kissed Cam, and Josslyn doesn’t know that yet.  What do you think her reaction is going to be when she finds out? 

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EDEN:  It will be interesting to see how the writers do that when she does find out, because Trina has been a great friend to Josslyn, and Josslyn wants to be a great friend back, and of course, Joss is a great friend to Cam.  These are her two best friends.  She doesn’t really want to be anything but supportive.  I feel there is going to be a lot of internal struggle with that because I think that action is probably going to make her realize, and come to terms with some feelings that she has probably been avoiding, for sure.

Do you think that Josslyn has truly moved on with her life following her last boyfriend, Oscar’s heartbreaking death, so that she can welcome and accept new love into her life?

EDEN:  I think she’s moved on, at least I hope so!  That’s a pain that she’ll take with her for the rest of her life, and an experience that she’ll always have in her back pocket. That’s great as an actor … to have had a deep, influential experience because you can bring that into certain scenes and make them stronger.  Right now, I think she’s just trying to be normal and feel normal things, and that’s where I hope that her story will continue to go.  Life goes on, and we have awesome teenage characters that I’m happy to be a part of and working with.

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Whenever the fans have seen William Lipton and you together, they have noticed that you get along so well. What can you say about William?

EDEN:   We do get along so well.  William is the best.  He’s really like a sibling.

Would you like to see more scenes between Jax and Josslyn? Don’t you think he should be more involved with his biological daughter’s life?

EDEN:  Yes!  From day one of meeting Ingo five years ago, he just made it so comfortable for me.  We have had a complete connection.  We share so many similar traits.  For instance, we both love the beach and we have a similar drive.  I will say that our relationship outside of the scenes is what makes those scenes what they are and what makes them fun to watch, and why when you’re watching, you feel like, “How is this not real?”  So, that’s why he is one of my all-time favorite scene partners.

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Your mom was, and is, a big GH fan, right?

EDEN:  Yes, she grew up watching GH in her sorority house, and her two crushes were Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jax (Ingo Rademacher), and I’m their kid on the show!  I remember when I auditioned for Josslyn.  I was given a fake script with a fake character name on it, so, we didn’t really know what my family tree looked like, or anything.  When my mom saw Maurice and Ingo in person for the first time, and I remember her freaking out.  I can’t even imagine what it was like for her.  My mom was just as excited as me to have this opportunity.

Are you at home quarantining, and taking care of yourself during this COVID-19 pandemic that we all find ourselves facing together? How’s that been going for you?

EDEN:  It’s going good.  I’m not complaining about staying in bed. (Laughs)  No, it’s been fun just trying new things and spending time with the family. You know, I’m usually so busy that it’s nice to have a little down time for a minute, but I naturally like to stay present and connect with people on social media, et

What are the fans saying to you most on social media that they want for Joss? 

EDEN:  I am hearing a lot about Cam.  It’s a big, “Is that going to happen?  Is that not going to happen?  Team Cam/Team Not Cam.”  That’s always fun because I love to have rivalries.  That means that people are invested in the story.  I get a lot of Jax things, like, “Where’s Jax?  We need more Jax and Josslyn,” and I completely agree.  However my dream, (and I think what a lot of people want to see) is Josslyn’s rebellion and gearing away from the goody-two-shoes person she is for a minute.

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That would be in-line and typical for the daughter of Carly, right?

EDEN:  Yeah, that’s what I’m saying.  When I hear about what Carly had done at my age and in the past, I’m like, “I have that DNA.”   Carly had a very painful upbringing with not a lot of parental supervision and support.  She had no father figure growing up, and Josslyn has had two. That really shapes a person and makes them who they are, but I do feel like with all of the pain the Josslyn has gone through; some kind of off-the-rails moment would be fun to play and will be hopefully in her future.

So, what did you think of Eden’s performance of young Carly on today’s episode of GH? Do you want Josslyn to end up romantically with Cameron or someone else? Do you think Josslyn should display a more rebellious side given that she is Carly’s daughter? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Nina Has a Feeling She Has ‘A Daughter Out There’

The latest promo for this week’s episodes of General Hospital has been released and from the looks of it – and a key episode set to air on Wednesday April 8th – the mystery surrounding if Nina’s (Cynthia Watros) biological daughter is alive, and if so who is it, looks to be kicking into high gear.

There is that necklace that Nina is looking at in the promo, Nelle (Chloe Lanier) who seemingly now is being given an opportunity to work with Nina thus getting closer to her who notices the necklace, and then there is Willow (Katelyn MacMullen), who many have thought could actually be Nina’s daughter given their original tense relationship.

And coming up on Wednesday, look for a special episode where the show looks at Carly’s (Laura Wright) past with her adoptive parents Frank and Virginia Benson before she came to Port Charles in 1996.

Look for Eden McCoy (Josslyn) to play a young Carly, Cynthia Watros to play Virginia, James Patrick Stuart to play Valentin, and Willa Rose to play a young Nelle.  What will we learn from that episode?

Now below watch the latest teaser from GH, and let us know if you think Nina will finally figure out who her real bio-daughter is via the comment section below.

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