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GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Real Jason Is Revealed … Let The Fallout Begin!

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On Friday’s pivotal episode of General Hospital, viewers learned the identify of who is the real Jason Morgan, and who is his twin, Andrew.  Now that Dr. Andre Maddox (Anthony Montgomery) has been caught and brought into the PCPD, everyone involved, their loved ones, and friends have gathered at the station to get the 411 on just what the doctor did, and to whom!

Leave it to legal eagle, Diane Miller (Carolyn Hennesy) to keep the proceedings moving along for all of us to get to the truth.  Andre says it was all about his research and discovering a breakthrough in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Diane questions the doctor.  He admits he was financed in his research by a mysterious backer.  Andre reveals several years ago both twins were brought in together and they were already unconscious for his test.  However, Andre was told to map memories for both men and place Jason’s into Drew’s brain.  He then says that Andrew believed he has lived Jason’s life, and he knew which one of the men was Jason.  Andre says he lost track of the men, until he was summoned in 2015 to monitor the situation in Port Charles. Sam (Kelly Monaco) has had enough of explanations, and wants Andre to tell everyone who’s who!

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Andre looks at Jason and says, he was sent to monitor to Andrew Cain (Billy Miller), which is him, and then turns to Six and tells him he is the real Jason Morgan (Steve Burton). Diane asks for proof of this revelation as Andrew is shocked and devastated.  Andre says he does not have proof, but Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) pipes up that he does.

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He goes on to say that Sam’s husband is Navy Seal Andrew Cain!  We next see a photo of Andrew with his old face as a decorated officer. Spinelli reveals that Andrew went AWOL three months prior to Jason being “killed” and thrown in the waters of Port Charles. Curtis (Donnell Turner) tries to get his good friend, Andrew, to believe in these facts.

There is also more proof available.  Spinelli requests Jordan (Vinessa Antoine) look into fingerprints from the Navy records. She pulls them up, and they are a match. Meanwhile, Jason thanks Diane, Spinelli and Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard) for believing in him. In an emotional moment, he says he knew if he could get home to Carly and Sonny everything would be OK.  In the interrogation room, Sam tells Andrew he is a hero, but he says he has no connection to Andrew Kane.  Next, Andrew becomes unglued as he is desperate to hold on to the life and the family he has built, as he feels it’s all now slipping away from him.  He storms out and confronts Jason saying, that no matter what the DNA tests say they are not brothers. Andrew feels betrayed by everybody.

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We have got to give major props to Billy Miller for this episode for his work upon learning he is Andrew, as well as the whole GH ensemble, who made this an emotional and riveting reveal with very human elements to it.

What will happen next?  Is Andrew’s true family with Dr. Kim Nero (Tamara Braun) and her son, Oscar (Garren Stitt)? Will Sam stand by Andrew? Will Jason just let Sam go forever? Watch the moment where Andre reveals the news about the twins below!

So, what did you think of the big reveal? The back-story of how the memory mapping occurred? The performances on Friday’s GH, and ultimately, who do you think is the mysterious backer that wanted to derail the twins lives? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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Carrie Nauseda
Carrie Nauseda

All is right in the world of PC again! There could be no other Jason Morgan. Steve Burton baby!!

joniG
joniG

W R O N G ! ! !

You’ll see, when this story ends, Billy will come out the Victor. He will continue playing the role he created as a family man and let go of Sonny and Carly for good.

joniG
joniG

Correction, no cap on victor

Rhonda
Rhonda

Hey Joni, I don’t necessarily see you disagreeing with Carrie. I think it’s best that Burton turned out to be the real Jason Morgan, a role he made his own.
This gives Miller a chance to step out and be his own man as Andrew and yes, he will be the victor in that he will manage to forge ahead without Sonny and Carly.

Patrick
Patrick

“…and let go of Sonny and Carly for good. ”

it’s been an amazing ride… in the context that… Sonny and Carly have been marginalized

they are not even relevant to the show

it’s been gobsmacking fun to know this

1. Sonny has been – HE MAN’ing – it… i’ll go their… back in the drivers seat? you’d think this mob has gone soprano back in the saddle again.. me thinks – sharing the spotlight.. will get you their… longevity and mantra. OK? GH –

2. Carly is trotted out for her altruistic emotive SPEECHES. if Carly doesn’t agree .. then whats the point ? her little speech at Josslyn .. for going over to BM Jason and Sam place w/ Oscar…. caused – our – Carly to go off the rails and tracks … SCREECH… oh well.. what’s the point ? TPTB and Frank and SHelley are so enamored by THEIR star… that all we see is lackluster

every part of this storyline is generating enough

thank the heavens for Leslie Charleson

i’m certain if the camera pans long enough @Steve Burton.. his script will include words

BOFFO – on less is more… Sonny and Carly

Carrie Nauseda
Carrie Nauseda

LOL To each is own~ This fan LOVES (no correction, meant the caps) Steve Burton, imo the 1 the only Jason Morgan. 21 yrs vs 3 yrs. Until I see different Steve is Jason Stone Cold.

Jillie
Jillie

I agree Carrie.

Satan
Satan

Dragon-roasted crow is now available in Hell’s cafeteria to all of the folks who were pushing the ridiculous fan fiction stories about Frodd being a triplet, the twins being switched at the point of the accident (despite Jason having dashboard fragments from AJ’s car in his head in 2012) etcetera etcetera……

Despite the retcon of a twin being a bit ridiculous to begin with, I would say the reveal itself was well done. And a nice touch with Curtis being the one who finally got Andrew to face reality. After all, he’s the only friend that Andrew really has in Port Charles, since all of his other relationships were based on the falsehood of him being “Jason”.

That’s not to say that all those other folks won’t be able to relate to Drew as himself (provided he stops pushing them away) but Curtis arrived in Port Charles after 2012, so he never had the real Jason as a reference point.

Anyway…. time to move on with the stories of the abductions and who bankrolled the whole thing. Or in other words…… do we see Faison before February sweeps?? Because you can bet your soul he’s behind it all.

Boop
Boop

I don’t care if I discover the person that I thought was my long lost friend turns out to be someone else, I wouldn’t stop being that person’s friend . As for me, when these so called friends decide to rekindle the relationship with me , it’s over . The closeness will never be the same.

Celia
Celia

I don’t do well with betrayal myself, Boop. I know we should be more forgiving….kind of hard when the knife coming straight for our back blindsides us.
Some actions are just too unforgivable. I would never trust such a person again.

Taelyn
Taelyn

What could they have done? They expressed how much they cared about him.. Admitted he was a great friend.. But they couldn’t LIEand say he was Jason when they knew he wasn’t.. They didn’t turn their backs on HIM as a person and friend. But he thought they did because they wouldn’t feed the falsehood that he was Jason Morgan. Drew just didn’t want to hear it and took it as betrayal when they were just being honest.
What else could they have done?

Celia
Celia

LOL, Satan….sorry to dispel your euphoria….I was the one to suggest the triplet theory in jest……beside the fact that it was in question mode. I am very selective as to whose post I read. You are one of them….enjoy your writing.
These sites are in place to elicit speculation….and, let’s keep in mind it is a soap.
As I said, the entire “scenery ” went too smoothly.
I will not eat crow because, at the risk of repeating myself, any ‘triplet’ theory was suggestive.
Alas, I grant you the theory is debunked—I never believed it myself….it started as a joke….hahaha???? Su and I engaged in the Franco Q tentative theory….jokingly.
However, do not count your chickadees before they hatch…….Steve as Jason is still presumptive .
I shall throw in the towel, lay down my sword and shield if Steve is the true Jason, and bow to you and all others.
Never uttered with certainty that Billy was The Jason . Gof forbid Steve, the Lord, God is not. This story is looking very fraudulent. Brought us up just to let some of us down. Obviously not you, LOL. You are Satan; already down there.
And, although Steve will be Jason, I still need more facts and explanations that make sense.
Billy Miller has been thrown under the bus. He deserves better…..thus, the navy seal theory looks very attractive to me.
That is not to say that IT is the big twist. If Steve is Jason, then the story will fall flat. But, I will accept it…I really like Steve; now.
No suspense, no satisfaction in my mouth to be tasted…..in the words of the mighty Timmm, ” don’t fluke it up”. Yet, it seems to be going in that direction.
If this is another Fluke/Luke story…..what can I say?!?! Shame on the PTB.

Satan
Satan

If you wanted to see Steve be Drew, you might still get your wish….

I don’t see Drew’s story developing without some fake “flashbacks” of his back story being seen. And Billy Miller can’t play those flashbacks, because this would have been when Drew looked like Jason…..

So there you go…. Steve Burton will play Drew…. just not the Drew of the present day.

What I’d really like to see is Drew put aside his misplaced anger at his brother (who has done nothing to him) and work with him to bring down Faison and/or whomever else is involved in this whole series of crimes committed against both brothers.

joniG
joniG

Satan: I like your suggestion of the twins working together to kick the crap out of Faison and anyone else involved in the memory swap.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Celia, I agree with your assessment of Billy/Drew being thrown under the bus, at least by the “friends” like Sonny, Carly, Spinelli, etc. I was relieved when Billy was Drew until the AWOL business. Can’t we have some relief from the anxiety even for a short while? I want to see the Oscar story develop as well as Aurora, not military prison nightmares.

Shay
Shay

Hey there, CeeCeeGirl! Not only do I harbor serious doubts that Franco shall ever be proved a “Q.,” but I am wondering if he is even a real Baldwin??? You see, I’m firmly convinced he is actually the love child of the just departed Johnny Hallyday! All one needs to do is take a gander at a recent photograph of this French musical icon and it’s like fast-forwarding to the future Franco! His resemblance to RoHo is absolutely uncanny!

Celia
Celia

@Soaphound.
Not too many feel as we do, Soaphound. I think it depends on one’s perspective….or, our personal feeling for an actor/character.
As I gleefully ( LOL) announce, ad nauseam, Sonny and Carly have no right to pass judgment on ANYONE!!
Nevertheless, did you notice, by yesterdays episode, how the language between this “can-do-no-wrong” couple, has changed? I think the writers must be reading our comments/complaints over “Drew’s” lack of commiseration from the Incredible Duo.
Suddenly, Carly has developed regrets over the fact that poor, poor “Drew” is still loved and appreciated, as a true friend, by them!
Sonny “ain’t notin’ but a hound dog”, and Carly a “stampeder”. Ha!!

Harry
Harry

I loved how this all played out in the police station. But you know who or what I loved the most? Diane. Jordan continues to look inept as a police commissioner, so much so, that the brilliantly sharp Diane takes over with the questioning. As Diane pieces it all together with her expert questioning of Andre, Jordan sighs and mumbled,”Oh Andre.” Really? Then Diane and Spinelli instruct Jordan to go over to the police computer to compare Andrew’s finger prints and she’s kind of like,”Right here? Like this?” She comes off as a confused office temp, not a competent, self assured police commissioner.
I really enjoyed how Curtis got his friend Jason (Andrew) to face the truth and to stop blaming Jason by saying,”You both got screwed.”
I completely understand Andrew’s anger but it is somewhat misguided. Being mad at Jason, who has also suffered and lost so much, is irrational. However, it makes sense psychologically speaking.
I could have done without Carly’s self -righteous and gleeful smirk. This was not the time to feel triumphant.

Harry
Harry

Excuse the mixing of present/past tenses. I should have proof read my comment before posting.

Mari
Mari

Well said Harry. Diane kicks ass and Jordan is ridiculous as commissioner. Why is she still there? I guess the same reason Nelle, Nina and Amy are. Anna or Mac or even our beloved Bo Buchanan are appropriate commissioners. Curtis was also great in this scene.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….Diane rocks!!! She’s one large and in charge lady! And Mari, amen!

Timmm
Timmm

Robert Scorpio stays away from PC out of that embarrassment because of the women who calls herself a police commissioner!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I think Diane has been a biatch through this entire thing. She was friendly with “Drew” when she thought he was Jason, she knows how he risked his life for Sonny and Carly…and yet she gave him the complete cold shoulder when Steve Burton’s Jason came back. She didn’t even give him the courtesy of telling him gently and warmly that she felt a need to represent his brother due to personal reasons…no…she dismissed him like one would swat a fly.

So, no, I wasn’t impressed with her smug, know-it-all attitude in the police station. I WAS impressed by Spinelli’s sleuthing skills which he managed to deliver with accuracy and yet compassion at the same time. Big difference.

Celia
Celia

I think we have our wires crossed, Satan, LOL. I did not say I want Steve to be Drew. ….what I said was that we could not be sure the true Jason is Steve, in answer to your emphatic assumption thst he was. Am I making sense? And, it serms that we still do not know, regardless what the facts or Spinelli ( ugh) say.
You said ( correct me if I misread) that it was, indeed, Steve, otherwise his return to GH would have been for naught.
I said that the great twist would be; we were led to believe that Steve WAS Jason; but, ultimately he turned out to be Drew ( speaking in the conditional sense, here)…….especially if Steve’s tenure is a short one. Hard to keep tenses in order , LOL….
Perhaps he, Kim and Oscar will get on the yellow brick road and leave PC?
As far as the misplaced anger? You are absolutely right—-but, it’s both of them. Easily fly off the handle…..men with such insecurities, as to not tamp their anger, turn me off. I find a ‘controlled’ man soooo sexy!!
My wish?! I could care less who is who….whomever it is, I do not want BM to be short-changed.

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Ohhh, Shay…as much as I like Diane; she, too, is a hypocryte. I, truly, do not get these writers….they cannot seem to discern between what’s fair and what’s distorted.
So far, the only good advice, she seems to have given, was to Alexis—that is, stay away from Julian.
Spinelli? Why does everyone trip over himself/herself whenever he speaks? Is he some kind of “magus”??
I cannot tell you how much he gets on my nerves.LOL. I know, I know…..EEEEverybody loves The Thorn!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Well. Satan. I, too, thought (at the beginning of this tale), that Franco might be either one of three or one of the Q twins. I then pushed the possibility that Billy was the original Jason Q…kidnapped during the AJ car accident…woke up with no memory and thus Jason Morgan was born. Though originally Drew. It would have made perfect sense. As for head fragments, hahahaha..I must admit I have no recollection of that but ya know…during one of the thousand brain surgeries they were subjected to they could’ve stuck a few pieces in the other twins’ head to cover their bases!

Though it’s easy to go with history and just assume everything will fall into place (as it has), with Steve Burton returning to the role he held for so many years, the fact that it’s a soap and not always a very-true-to-life “drama” made speculation fun and the story intriguing. Because, truly, all possibilities are on the table with soaps. So I don’t think anyone is “eating crow”…Personally, I’m not disappointed. Said all along I was/am enjoying the story and would be fine with how ever it played out. I wasn’t sure which way it would go..but it seems they went the safe route. Too many fans would start crying “history!!!!”

It’s all good. I think everyone involved has brought their A game and there’s more to come. Too many lives involved…

What I’m not looking forward to is Steve Burton/Jason kissing Sonny and Carly’s butt again. Putting his life on the line…again. And the very fact that Sonny’s already asking him to do so, after now getting him back for the second time…is insane. Sonny supposedly had a much stronger conviction to leave the life, which he found was impossible without putting everyone in more danger. But he didn’t skip a beat sucking Jason right back with him. I truly hope Sam stays with “Drew”…risking losing Jason AGAIN…putting her life and her children’s lives at risk again (after her breakdown where she couldn’t bare the thought) would again be, insane. But then again there’s Kim. And Drew.

The story is one without limit at this point. So good, that I’d rather they focus on it every day for a while and let their other characters take a vacation. (LOL…I DO love so many of them…but this “saga” is must-see soapy right now.)

Maybe Faison will come along with Britt…but hide in the shadows….

Daisy Willow
Daisy Willow

If Sam could have her way, she would keep both! If not just to stick it to Elizabeth!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Oh, Rebecca, I’m already “over” the Jason/Carly/Sonny menage a’twits. Did you see their faces st the station? Utter, complete rapture over Jason and looks of disbelief and confusion cast over at Drew, as if this were all his fault. And even though it wasn’t true, Drew’s accusation that Sonny was seeking payback over his refusing the mob life didn’t seem as ridiculous as it should have, since Sonny has ZERO loyalty. Anyway I’m glad about the Drew reveal or I was until this AWOL business. It makes me anxious and I pray it’s short-lived. What do u think?

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey Soaphound… “Menage a twits”…hahahaha…I sense a new soap in-the-making! Ugh. Well, as said I detest Carly and Sonny. More so Carly And the fact that Jason jumped right back on the saddle to do Sonny’s bidding conveys to me that he values Sonny and Carly’s friendship and his position with them more than he does his life with Sam and their kids. You would think that after several near-death experiences he would, as Billy/Drew decided, leave “the life.” It’s never even a consideration with him. I actually DO like Sam and Steve Burton’s Jason together. Watching their scenes these last few days, the love was palpable, the longing, the loss, etc. And Jason KNOWS her so well. When he saw her on the pier and she was obviously distraught from the truth…torn between her love for both…he just looked at her and said, “it’ll be okay.” Those few words for me packed a wallop. It was just full of love, support, understanding and like he was holding her in his arms without touching. And yet… I love Billy’s Drew. You know I’ve agreed with you all along about how devastating all this has been for him. I never felt he “whined” as some, LOL, whined that he did. I thought he was/is justifiably distraught, confused, fearful, rejected, dejected…and yes…Sonny, Carly, Diane, Robin were horrible to him. Thankfully, Sam, Monica, Curtis, Liz and even Spinelli didn’t turn their backs on him. This AWOL thing was quite the surprise! I really wasn’t expecting that and haven’t been reading spoilers so, ya, it was something I hadn’t considered. Another great twist by the writers…they’re following up one dilemma with another which keeps the story moving and yet not too predictable. I think when Sam goes to Jason for help in exonerating Drew, it might bring her closer to Jason. So far she’s avoided him except for a bit of chat. They haven’t even hugged. I can’t imagine that she hasn’t run into his arms. She loved Jason with everything she had. And he, her. And yet, to find out he’s alive, with the same face that she thought (and had accepted) was gone forever…I don’t care how much she loves Drew it’s got to be completely beyond her wildest imaginings to have him standing there…and yet is taking everything she has not to allow herself to feel what she must be repressing. Drew? It was a bit ridiculous that he thought Sonny was messing with the proof…but he’s more reactive than his brother and he’s up against the wall. He just lashed out and understandably so. I’m still wondering about Kim. I can’t tell if she really loved/loves Drew. She seems too calm right now. If she thought him dead, and there he is, new face and all…strange that we haven’t seen her in private moments where she’s freaking out or calling a friend or having a flashback of the two of them in love…Unless, she had something to do with his… Read more »

JONNYSBRO
JONNYSBRO

Can i say how much better GH has been since they dumped Jean Passanante as co head writer for Chris Van Etten. GH used to be a chore to get through and the show was so dull. Now its exciting, interesting and this whole 2 Jason story has been great. Interesting Shelly Altman is doing much better work with Van Etten versus Passanante. Anyone else notice a different in GH since the co head writer change.

Mister Media
Mister Media

I have definitely noticed the difference.

toscanti
toscanti

I 100% agree, she needed to retire much like Jill Farren Phelps. GH is watchable now.

Steve
Steve

FYI, JFP never retired, she was dismissed from Y&R.

Sal Piscioneri
Sal Piscioneri

me too sorry to say but I agree.

Timmm
Timmm

Spot on!

Remy
Remy

Story is moving wayyyyyy faster than the John Doe disaster that introduced Billy Miller to GH.

I know in some way, Billy Miller feels cheated knowing that the man he’s been familiar with for 5 years is now a imposter.

But this story has introduced new exciting characters that I hope will stick around after the “Real Jason” reveal.

GH played this out really careful and made sure that Billy had story beyond the reveal.

We may have gotten back Steve, but Billy will now creating the magic in good storytelling.

AJ
AJ

Billy is the better actor, so I have no doubt he will continue to be the “star” of the story!

Soaphound
Soaphound

Thank you, AJ and Remy. Billy needs a chance to really let go and let his talents soar, like it did on Y&R. This will hopefully be it. Well, after this AWOL nonsense.

Celia
Celia

……And, AJ, once he meets a happy-go-lucky woman, who lights up a room when she walks in, his ‘stardom’ will soar. Leave glum-glum Sam behind. ( Unless she finds some ingredient/star-dust to get her out of her perpetual doldrums. She is trying—lately).

Taelyn
Taelyn

I’m looking forward to Drew finding himself and his past. I also hopes he shaves that dreadful beard.
I know e has put on some pounds but the beard makes it worse,especially since Billy is really good looking.
Also the Drew story line will give him so much room to create his own personality and so much to discover while still setting his roots in PC.
I am excited also for the Drew/Oscar story.. it should be fun..

John
John

Great Episode! Billy Miller has been fantastic !

Sue M.
Sue M.

Ditto!!!

Steve
Steve

One of the highlights of the week was Billy Miller’s character telling Carly to go to hell. He’s really come alive in his scenes now that he doesn’t have to play the Stone Cold vibe.

Satan
Satan

For the record, Carly is welcome in Hell any time. Well at least three of them are. That briefly existing train wreck of Carly 3.0 can go to Heaven and let my Former Employer be tormented for once!

Boop
Boop

I enjoyed that scene ,too Steve. I want Miller’s role to maintain its oppositional attitude with Sonny and Carly ; plus, any other characters who have been turn coats.

Celia
Celia

Ohhhh, yeaaahh, Steve…..very satisfying, that!!!!!! Carly can go the the devil, any time, any hour, any minute!! You said it, my friend!!

Daisy Willow
Daisy Willow

I love Carly.. All 3! LMBO

MB
MB

Miller never played the Stone Cold vibe. He was terribly miscast and that’s why Steve Burton is Back.

joniG
joniG

Who cares, Billy Miller’s portrayal of Jason far exceeds the robot Jason as portrayed by Steve Burton. Billy is more handsome and believable in his acting. He is playing the role of Jason who no longer needs Sonny, but wants his family and a fulfilling lifestyle.

Billy Miller will be found to be the real Jason in the end!

rebecca1
rebecca1

He was never supposed to be “Stone Cold.” It was said repeatedly that he wasn’t the same since he’s been back. Not by the viewers but by Carly, Sonny, Michael…even Sam. He wanted out of the mob, he was more affectionate, was more tolerant of Franco in that he didn’t pound on him like Steve’s Jason just did, etc. These weren’t the actor’s decisions to not have the “Stone Cold vibe.” He was a different man in demeanor because that’s how he was written. Differently, a man more oriented toward family than Sonny’s business. A man who is strong, tough, fierce…but not lacking emotion.

Thus, I don’t think he was miscast; just portrayed differently as per the direction his character was given/written.

MB
MB

Miller far exceeds Burton and is more handsome and believable? Lol!

Miller mumbles his lines and has an inaudible voice. He can’t project at all. Imagine him as a stage actor, you can’t, he wouldn’t get hired.

Burton embodies the character he plays, he makes you believe he is Jason Morgan. That is the job of an actor. To be believable as you say and that’s Burton as Jason. As for handsome? Please…

rebecca1
rebecca1

Burton embodies the character Jason Morgan because it was his portrayal that has been portrayed all these years until his departure. So, of course he makes you “believe he is Jason” because long-time viewers are used to his voice, his expressions, his mannerisms, etc. They didn’t clone Billy’s character. They just imprinted memories. So, of course he wouldn’t be an exact replica…emotionally or characteristically. Which is why he was different. Again, not the actor but the way each of the two were written. Steve Burton as Jason was written exactly as it was in the past..stoic, few words, pragmatic. He is sticking by Sonny because he IS Stone Cold. Billy’s character, on the other hand, didn’t seem like “Stone Cold” because he wasn’t written to be. He wanted out of the mob, he actually left, he had a curiosity and a desire to start a new line of business, he was more tolerant of Franco, etc.

So Burton embodies it because he’s the same as we remember. Billy’s character was never the same; not in demeanor, temperament…he was more “kissy-kissy” with Sam, he was buddy-buddy with Curtis, he was always more open with his feelings.

Shay
Shay

Anytime anyone tells Carly where to go, it is a true treat. Ditto for Sonny. And yet, those two have the unmitigated audacity to be appalled that any person should ever dare to be so bold.

Taelyn
Taelyn

Well in truth he never did. He never played Stone Cold..Though he did do an altered version of Jason.

But I see the friendship rebirthing…He may not be Jason but as they have said,they still care about him and know he risked his life for Sonny. But they shouldn’t have to lie to him that’s not doing him any favors.

Diane
Diane

I have really enjoyed this story arc with Steve Burtons return. Glad Billy is getting really good material, actually the whole group is Thankful the reveal was made incredibly quickly in Soap time! Looking forward to where this goes long term.

Yvonne
Yvonne

Well that was all too convenient…. which tells me Steve Burton is Jason for now… until he starts having memories about being Drew! We all know Helena is behind this and it’s oddly strange that not one person has thought of that or mentioned it, especially Dr. Robin! I like that Billy Miller is Drew because it allows him to use his range but I think down the road he’ll wind up being Jason… or at least Jason Q and not Jason M.. There’s definitely more to this story. No matter what, Carly and Sonny have their guy/robot, one that will always put them first.

Carrie
Carrie

I agree Yvonne.

Celia
Celia

Those are my feelings, as well, Yvonne….for now, I accept Steve as The Jason.
There is more to this story—-too smooth, as I said, also.
Since when does a soapy plot not have a hitch? A twist?
Awaiting with bated breath…..
Neverthelees, this turn of ‘veiled’ events have sent some into a gloating frenzy. LOL.
We shall see….the door is ajar, for me.
But, seriously, Billy is better off as Drew, albeit, as I said early on ( actually called both Neanderthal), he has anger issues just as Steve displayed when attacking Franco.
Was it a tactic to confound us? Keep us guessing?
Furthermore, Franco’s ‘work’ is (yet) not done. It’s coming…..

Celia
Celia

@Steve.
Haha…great play-on-words!!
More importantly, Sam should have known who was whom just by the ‘fit’ of those drawers….inside-out! Ha!!….. A wife/lover does know every inch of her husband’s/lover’s body, doesn’t she??

Yvonne
Yvonne

Right on Celia!

joniG
joniG

Celia: I said the same thing. I don’t care how long my husband was gone, when and if he returned, I would definitely know him by his capabilities, feel, and physical attributes.

Timmm
Timmm

No, I think the end game is what we saw Friday. Steve is Jason. His story now will be focused on Sam. Billy is Drew. He actually COULD have a bigger story now since he has Sam to consider AND he needs to rediscover who Drew is.

Mateo
Mateo

So Steve Burton is Jason Morgan. We knew that from the beginning. Now what can he do? Let me see….ummm mutter incessantly, stare into space without uttering a word or ummm beat someone up? *Sigh* I don’t really care that he’s back on the canvas because he is the most snoozy of all of them. This story was a complete waste of time. Billy Miller has carried this show storyline with how he has reacted to it all. He is just stunning at the reaction scenes. Kelly Monaco is really projecting some strong emotions with having to make her choice. But let me say that if she choses Jason her character will fade into the woodwork because they have ZERO chemistry together. Billy and Kelly have chemistry. I root for them. But I know what they are going to do. It’s just sad that they wasted so much time with a story that had zero pay off. I’m glad we’re all back in the 90’s with Steve Burton wearing a jacket that has never been washed and acting like he is so bored reading his lines. I nominate him for a Razzy award this year. I know all the h8ters are going to come for me about Mr. Burton but I don’t care……He is a snooze on screen. Meanwhile Ava and Griffin are awesome together. Here’s to a great story with them.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Who’s underwear has Drew been wearing for the last couple of years? This is what we need to know.

Steve
Steve

One would have thought with her husband being dead for two years, Sam would cleared out his drawers, so to speak.

joniG
joniG

I don’t know bout yall, but I am absolutely positive that I would easily identify my husbands abilities and physical attributes in our bed, no matter how long he had been gone.

Celia
Celia

I have been saying this litany since the entire mess started, joniG….not just Sam, but, also Lizzie, who should have known the difference when “Jake” first slipped between her;…uhmmm, sheets. LOL.
This fact alone makes me think Jake is Jason Morgan.
I know my husband’s attributes, as you put it, by touch and feel….blindly by memory.

Daisy Willow
Daisy Willow

Maybe she thought he was “different” bc he “forgot”

Timmm
Timmm

I know, they duplicated Jack on Y&R and the same argument came up. Did they duplicate his privates? NO!

Celia
Celia

I, absolutely, follow you, joni……your post is exemplary….best so far in in how this mix-up could have happened. I think everyone knows I am less than well-versed in GH history; but, as Shay’s, your words dance before my eyes.
Thank you—You are very straight-forward, uncaring who agrees or not—I like the way you phrase your thoughts on paper ( as it were)……
…….”I like it like that”.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Well, I don’t think Sam is too bright.

Timmm
Timmm

Okay, you dont like Steve Burton. BUT you must not have watched when he was Patient Six and the great job he did just acting with his eyes. Then his scenes with Ava. They were great! I will agree with you on one thing or state an obvious fact, when Steve is with Maurice or Laura, it does become old hat.

Celia
Celia

Hey, Timmmy,
I don’t know if you are talking to me, LOL….I do like Steve; a lot. He truly showed his stuff….what he’s made of. ….never thought I’d cross that bridge until his ‘end’ at Y&R.
And, as you say, he loses that gravitational pull when around Sonny and Carly—-hovering like the black plague; death!!
Wuv-ya!! LOL.

Soaphound
Soaphound

You’re so right, Mateo. I LOVE when characters say Jason is “solid, quiet, etc.” Yeah, try catatonic. Billy and Kelly have been the emotional touchstones for me during this reveal, and I can’t wait for Billy to get to sink his teeth into a new character, not a recast. Jason, Carly, and Sonny should kick Joss out and move in together. At this point, they deserve each other.

Taelyn
Taelyn

As a viewer who has always been a fan of Jason Morgan. I’m beyond thrilled to have Steve Burton back because as much as I love BM he never pulled off the feel of Jason Morgan. I accepted because I felt it was due to his accident but also I had no choice. And I liked him

This often happens when main characters get replaced. I adore Laura as Carly, but I have to say Sarah Brown who created the role is maybe my favorite. I loved her raw edge.
I know many prefer TBs Carly.. I despised her at first but tolerated her over time because the character grew into something else, something more elegant and mature.
And for me Laura’s Carly is a mix between the first Edgy Brave ballsy Carly And the elegant also brave and fiery Carly TB brought.
She is elegant and strong and street smart all in one. So while Sarah is my favorite Carly she originated the role, it’s her creation.

But I also was thrilled when she returned for Olivia Zacchara… Again I adored her raw character.. Great actress and I hated she died

Lin Herz
Lin Herz

I wish they would have had Billy as Jason Quartermaine before the accident with AJ, and that they were switched and Steve would have been Jason Morgan- Jason after the accident. That would have been a much better story, and everyone would have been somewhat satisfied and Billy/Jason would have had less to be upset about. I feel so sorry for Billy and his character. I can see GH eventually deciding to get rid of the character, though I love him more than Steve’s Jason. Not because of Steve, but because he’s more of a normal, feeling person, and not a killer. Don’t count on Steve sticking around , though. He made up a reason he was leaving and in no time flat he was on another soap. he’s a great actor, but I’m not going to get invested in the character. I hope Sam doesn’t break “Andrew’s” heart.

Jacob
Jacob

I didn’t see anything on Friday’s episode that would negate the (fabulous) fan theory that Andrew is Jason Q before the accident. In fact, that the motives for the memory switch and the people behind it are still a mystery, I’d say that it’s still on the table as an option. This isn’t me reaching here… they’re putting all of those pieces in place (specifically reaffirming Monica’s love for Andrew and the acquisition of the media empire ie something in his brain is bringing out his inner Quartermaine). I’d also not be surprised if we found out soon that part of his military service was medical. I don’t think we’re done with the evolution of Andrew into Dr. Jason Quartermaine.

Even if this doesn’t come to pass, for the first time in a long time, I find myself having fun watching this show and trying to figure out where it’s going. The show is also going out of it’s way to have its cake and eat it too all the while allowing both fanbases to get what they want. It seems to me that under past writing regimes, specifically Guzas reign of terror (which eventually got me to drop this show for many years) it seemed as though the fans would suggest/request something and the writers would do the exact opposite just to piss us off. I never understood that. We’re the ones keeping the show alive and while no writer can please everyone, killing this or that character off just to spite the fans seems to be counter productive.

In any event, regarding Steve’s reason for leaving, I think that he and the former head writer (Ron) had disagreements over how the character was to be handled and Steve (from what I’ve heard) decided to jump ship citing family reasons rather than work with him any longer. Ron was infamous for having Twitter wars with fans and stars which is, I think, what ultimately got him removed from the show. You can’t piss off that many people and keep your job (unless you’re the president of course, but I digress). Bottom line is – I don’t see Steve going anywhere as long as the show makes him Stone Cold and able to be the tough gun toting guy and nothing else. (And don’t even get me started at the INSANE conversation about Franco being a ‘bad’ serial killer and Jason being a “good’ hit man because avoiding THAT is the only way that I continue to watch this show and like these characters).

Steve
Steve

Unless they have Billy Miller’s character regain the childhood memories of Andrew, that double switch theory remains a possibility.

MB
MB

Lol! The ridiculous fan-fic started months ago that BM is Jason Q switched at the accident won’t go away. The writers are smart enough not screw with the character that way. It has nothing positive to offer and only kills a great story.

If Miller can’t make it with this character as laid out, a former Navy Seal, then he should go wait tables or something until his “big break” in prime-time comes through. I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Jacob
Jacob

Oh, like this show hasn’t screwed with iconic stories?? I could name at least a dozen off the top of my head within the past decade alone. lol Every show does it all the time. 🙂

rebecca1
rebecca1

Great post Jacob and I agree with everything you wrote. I voiced the same opinions frequently.

When fans have theories that not all agree with they’re not “ridiculous.” This has been fun to try to figure out and the “switched after AJ accident”was/ is quite plausible. Will it come to be? Perhaps not. But if it wouldn’t ruin anything in my book. So far, they’ve done a great job. Looking forward to its continuation….

joniG
joniG

Nobody is paying any attention to something physical here. When Jason was injured and dumped into the water and thought dead, he had facial injuries. Those injuries could be why his face was so easy to change when his memories were also swapped. This further places Billy as Jason, unless Andrew was swapped as a child and lived the life of Jason from age 3 until the injuries and presumed death 5 years ago. Follow me???

Timmm
Timmm

Great post! I agree, we the fans of GH are spoiled, to have Miller and Burton, TWO Emmy winners who have tremendous fan bases on the same show is a treat! Plus we have Finola, James Patrick and Maura! Also, I think Kelly Monaco has elevated her game on the show!

Aria
Aria

Billy Miller looked llike he was in so much pain, I could feel it through the screen, and Sam damn she looks like she’s always sizing up the two Jason’s probably trying to figure out who she had more fun in bed with, the real JASON was giving us that condescending/dear in the headlights look that he’s mastered. Diane is all she care about how much she can charge her dumb clients? Talk about being money hungry! Earlier in that same episode it was disgusting/disturbing , and sad to see sonny telling his trained pet Jason that he’s gotta take care of some shady business in Puerto Rico , like hell yeah it’s called hurricane Maria!! Is sonny going to send jason to help the country? Doubt it sonny really is one selfish sob! Sonny n Carly are so clueless that they haven’t once questioned dr Maddox bout the so called help he provided to Morgan. They probably forgot bout him now that their pet JASON is back. GH is good agian so I’m happy !!!

Jimh
Jimh

Im surprised it wasnt Sonny sizing them up trying to figure which one he loves the most…Carly too,,,now they can each have one-lol

Celia
Celia

Good one, Jimmy. Leave it to you to make me giggle. They need more than a king-size bed.

Harry
Harry

Alan and Jim–ha–ha! you both made me chuckle. I realize I am in the minority but I find Kelly Monaco’s approach to Sam to be predicated upon a one note platform. I honestly got the feeling that she didn’t give a damn if Andrew or Jason goes home with her. I fully expected her to say,”Jason or Andrew, one of you come home with me and let’s eat Chinese food in bed–I’ll leave it up to you two to decide. I don’t care.”

JasonLovesGH
JasonLovesGH

lol 🙂

Shay
Shay

As long as “The Noodle Buddha” enters into the equation, Sam is good to go!

joniG
joniG

LOL

Taelyn
Taelyn

Well Sam already knew who was who.. She just never admitted it to Drew.
She loves both men but it’s been 5 years since Jason was home and in that time she fell in love with Drew. She will Ofcourse choose Drew for now but will she be able to stop longing for Jason?
I think over time she will go back and forth before her heart decides..

As for everyone else I don’t think anyone acted badly to Drew.. And Dianne is always just earning her money with only small shows of emotion. Drew was the one being an ass to Carly, Carson tried to tell him they cared for him but he wouldn’t hear it because they didn’t think he was Jason. Well he isn’t and he was still rude, to Carly and Jason who simply came home…He hasn’t tried to storm the home and claim what’s his.. He rescued his wife/Love from being kidnapped and drowning. He hasn’t asked Drew to move out of his home and get away from his kids or even his wife.. He came HOME and reclaimed his name. And Drew acts like an ASS and tells him he isn’t his brother. Well thanks to that brother he gets to go home and be with Sam and his daughter for Christmas instead of court martialled. So he is an Ass but I understand to a point but I don’t like it. But I also can’t wait for all the stories to come.

Jimh
Jimh

Billy was a snooze until recently…he is better off not being Jason…his son being Oliver ties Oliver to the Qs…but i think Nelle should later be revealed as Tamara’s daughter-they kind of look like each other imho!!! …Why should Sam suddenly go back to Jason now that her feelings are for Andy…she did think he was Jason but now that he isnt should not change how she feels for him…Jason belongs to Sonny and always will-no one can break their love bond!!!!-lol

Harry
Harry

I concur, Jim. I do not understand why the “Killy” fans think Miller was thrown under the bus. I feel like having to play Jason Stonecold Morgan’s was hindering Miller’s natural effervescence and now he can break free and flesh out his own role.
I have always enjoyed Miller, thought he was terrific as Billy Abbott, but let’s face it. he’s been sleep walking as Jason Morgan. It’s time for him to wake up and start the party as Andrew Caine. Now, if only Andre can give him back his memories.

Jimh
Jimh

Sam puts him to sleep…and me too!!!

Steve
Steve

The kid’s name is Oscar.

Jimh
Jimh

My bad…but it does start with an O-lol

Celia
Celia

Yes, Jimmy, albeit BM was given a one-two punch ( as I said, thrown under the bus), meaning, it was unexpected ….left him breathless. But, he can live out the rest of his years with honor, reconciling himself with the fact that a future as Drew is a better, healthier and more peaceful life….no anger, please!! LOL.

Jimh
Jimh

This will give him a chance to develop his own character and have a background we fans still dont know of…playing Jason was so wrong…a tried character…Billy gets a fresh start with Drew!!!

Celia
Celia

That’s right, Jimmy. Well said….. Billy should be Drew ….the part fits him well–focused and honest.
I guess the return of Steve ( obviously) was not in the works when Billy picked up the role. I just wonder who made the earth move so powerfully, to impact and shape a complete reversal of a new, ‘remodeled’ Jason.
Was it Steve who decided to return and upset the PC universe this way? Or was it the PTB’s idea? LOL.
Be that as it may, I truly did welcome Steve—–as much as it does hurt everyone; Billy, as Drew, will come into his own, as you so eloquently stated, my friend.
I, also, had the opportunity, throughout this travesty, to see Kelly Monaco demonstrate her acting ability. Sam is hot and cold….but, when she puts the effort into the mix, she’s all in. ….hasn’t said much, but, what she does say hits the spot, nonetheless. Her face has been an open book, thus far. So, speechifying her feelings is superfluous for her character…the old adage is still alive, Jimmy….. “A picture paints a thousand words.”

jeffrie
jeffrie

Great reveal….it just makes me dislike Carly and Sonny more!How do thy stop caring for Andrew in a minutes notice!!!!Couldn’t some one blow them up>>>>who is it rooting for them?

joniG
joniG

Please see my response to this below. I don’t know why it was separated from your post.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Ugh. I agree as does Soaphound, who’s been lamenting that very fact since Burton’s return. The way the characters treated Billy’s “Jason” was so hurtful it’s beyond repair in my opinion. It’s one thing to be thrilled, elated, joyous to feel the “real” Jason, the man you loved and missed for so long is back; it’s another to completely turn your back, act as if you don’t know, react without compassion or support, for the man they’d supposedly come to love as well, who sacrificed for them and risked his life for them more than one time. Really hideous. I truly hope”Drew” won’t forget too easily or too soon about their betrayal like Michael so completely did after Sonny killed AJ and Carly covered it up. Time doesn’t heal ALL wounds…

Sue M.
Sue M.

Will the brothers ever get close? Brotherly love! They are family now…

Steve
Steve

That might take a while. Although MF spelled it differently above, the last name of Cain has biblical references to a not-so loving brotherly relationship

Celia
Celia

Of course! Cain and Abel…..bad brother, good brother. ….although I was not under the impression that either Jasons was evil. Must ask Satan.
Would one kill the other, as in Genesis?

Shay
Shay

The same thought occurred to me, Steve, but you beat me to the punch! And CeeCee…What if the angelic Billy Miller’s Drew turns out to be the “Goofus” to stonecold Steve Burton’s “Gallant?” (Shades of “Highlights” magazine…not my own descriptive words there….)

Timmm
Timmm

One will save the others life or need a bone marrow donation!

Rhonda
Rhonda

Please do not let them make Andrew the new AJ, everyone’s favorite scape goat.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Don’t worry, Rhonda. Franco already has that honor.

K/kay
K/kay

You think Carly might quit laying all over SB and we pay this guy how much to stand their with no emotion god can it be over BM please show your acting chops and KM come out of your coma and show your stuff! Yep they pay big bucks for SB to play a robot

Timmm
Timmm

If it were not for Steve’s return this show would suck! What else is going on that is not tied to Steve? MAN LANDERS!

K/kay
K/kay

Since it’s the same storyline as the two Todds in OLTL does RC get a check?

Jacob
Jacob

SO much better than the Two Todds (and I liked that story)…. I just wish Roger H would turn to the camera at some point and muse to himself that he feels deja vu with the Two Jasons. 🙂

Celia
Celia

Yeah, Jacob….I’ve yet to settle the Franco involment with myself in this imbroglio.
My dad always, teasingly, said I was/am the bane of his existence…. LOL. He willingly gave me away, to my husband.
I like to go deep…..delve into the pit until all the snakes are out…crawling on their bellies.
Su has a point….Franco is a Q? Is he?
From the onset I suggested that Steve and Roger were the twins….that went nowhere, HaHa.
Yet, I feel it in my patella ( especially in inclement weather, LOL) that Franco holds a major clue.
Franco will experience deja-vu, for sure. When that happens, it will be everyone’s undoing.
Faison’s coming to town, Ho Ho Ho…..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

@Jacob…LOL!

Steve
Steve

If this was a redo of the Two Todds, Susan Moore would be revealed to be alive and working for the DVX. She would be the mastermind behind the whole swap.

K/kay
K/kay

Yes just keep singing the praises of that bunch I heard Giza was in the building!!! Yawn

K/kay
K/kay

Guza

su0000
su0000

OK–

Andrew;
Chief Special Warfare Operator Navy Seal.
A Navy Seal served that with honor.
He has a distinguished service record and received multiple medals and commendations.

Jason;
Sonny’s hitman/killer ,

And— Andrew being a Navy Seal could kick Jason’s ass in a heartbeat, and a Navy Seal is phantoms above a hitman.
Jason should never ever mess with Andrew ..

su0000
su0000

0ooh and—
Jason is a butt-wipe in comparison to Andrew !

Celia
Celia

Hey, su,
Yeah, I know neither of them is Monica’s bio son, but she did love , whom she thought was Jason, as her own. It must be such a blow to be faced with such a dilemma. ….for all involved.
Nonetheless, I think that even if nuJason turns out to be Drew, Monica has had ample time to develop a motherly love for him. She can love both. As a mother, I know I would.
As far as liking ( which is different from love) Jason2 more? Yeah, I guess you may be right….personality-wise, maybe?

Celia
Celia

Exactly what I said on another site, SuzieQ…..I’d much prefer an American hero, who served his country with honor; than a Sonny murdering underling, “concubine”…. HaHaHa and LOL.

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

Oscar is a Quartermaine. That is all.

su0000
su0000

I think Monica likes Andrew much better than Jason..
Neither are her sons (1 adopted) but Jason has not by any means been a good son.. She will be proud of Andrew, very proud to have him as a Quartermain.

Monica is a Q by marriage.. neither of the twins are of her blood.

Celia
Celia

@Grant Putnam.
Hi, Grant…again, LOL,
I’ve said this before ( and I am probably wrong), I will say it again…..the “twins” may turn out not to be brothers. It could be all a ruse. It is a soap, where the unbelievable and the ridiculous happens. The miscreant who put this all in motion has a target (s) in mind. Those whom he/she thinks have done him/her wrong. The Jasons are the weapons, as it were.
PC is the stage and the targets “merely players” ( Willy Shakespeare).
Transfusion? Plasma transfer? There may be a ‘cell’ working at the lab playing with the bloodwork/DNA…..just a thought.
…..a complete ‘mise en scene’.

Timmm
Timmm

Hey Cee, I was talking to Mateo about the negativity he directed towards Steve, not you my love!

Celia
Celia

@Timmm.
Hi, T,
I figured that ….thanks you for clearing it up…
I have nothing negative to say about Steve. I guess those who favor Billy resent him? After leaving the show for so many years, Steve may be considered as the usurper……intruding on Billy’s space.
I do not feel this way; as long as Billy stays put. LOL…..
…..All I expect is for Billy to be given as good a story as it gets…..
I know I keep harping on this, but, I am still not so sure this story is so cut and dry….
Later, Timmmy….

rebecca1
rebecca1

su0000…I don’t know how long you’ve been watching GH but Monica ADORES Jason Quartermaine aka Jason Morgan. She raised him. Though she was upset that he joined forces with Sonny, he was always a good son to her. She was one of the few people in the family (along with his grandmother Lila and sister Emily) that he remained close to. She would NEVER care for him any less. He is the one she raised. So if I HAD to choose, I’d say she’d choose Jason Morgan over Drew. With that said, she won’t have to choose. She’s come to love Drew and has thought of him as her son for the last few years. So, she’s the real winner in this story. She doesn’t have to make a choice and she never abandoned either one when identities were in question. Considering Monica has lost everyone to death…including her biological son AJ, her adopted daughter Emily and Jason (twice) before he suddenly appeared alive..again…well…now she has two for the price of one! Monica now has “twins” who she considers her sons.

Rhonda
Rhonda

Rebecca is right. Monica loves Jason and that love doesn’t negate her love for his twin brother, Andrew.

Timmm
Timmm

It would be a good fight. Just like Peter and the chicken on “Family Guy!”

Harry
Harry

Hey Suooo, in theory I think you’re right. With a NAVY Seal background Andrew would really be able to make mince meat out of Jason.
However, as executed by Miller, I don’t see that happening. He was never quite adept at playing those action scenes. The only physical test I see that cuddle bug Andrew winning is the race to the refrigerator.

Iakovos
Iakovos

Great acting but I do not care for the story. I wonder if the fantastical elements soaps have taken in recent years is a reason why the genre is weaker in audience and popularity. Don’t get me wrong, I try to keep up with all four remaining legacy soaps. But when they require such a level of suspension of belief, it is difficult to stay on board.

Celia
Celia

…..know exactly what you mean, Iakovos!!

Jacob
Jacob

The fantastical elements have been a part of soaps since the weather machine in the 1980s. Before that, there were twins of dead people showing up (All My Children’s Kitty and Kelly in the mid/late 70s) and Vicky going to Heaven on One Life to Live (the 80s). Don’t forget about Marlena’s possession also in the 80s (90s?). While it may be true that the fantastical elements have made the genre weaker, it is nothing remotely ‘recent’.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Jacob…again, agree!

James R. Poissant
James R. Poissant

I love Billy Miller but after the story got heating up, I realized there was no other way to go. I do want Billy to stay on the show and make us understand who Andrew is. This could be a good journey for the actor to bring a new character to life.

joniG
joniG

I think that job should go to Steve Burton. He should eventually prove out to be Andrew.

Carrie
Carrie

Not happy about Obrecht being back.

Shay
Shay

Well, plenty of us are glad to see Liesl back to doing what she does best….pining for her beloved “Cesar” and doing whatever lethal bidding on his behalf she deems necessary! Now that her “family” is returning to Port Charles, things are really on a roll again for Dr. O….if she can just break into song, the holidays will be truly complete!!!!!

Celia
Celia

You go, girl !! Frohliche Weihnachten!!!!!!

Fanny
Fanny

Most DEFINITELY THRILLED Dr.O is back on the canvas… Frank V.
should offer her a contract…She’s truly brilliant!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I – love – dr. O

I hope GH gives Dr O and her daughter Britta some tender scenes together

AND I like some one post that Faison is actually, in hiding, with Britta back to check up on “things”

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

Sounds like the “Tale of Two Todds” from One Life to Live.

Fanny
Fanny

Loved seeing this impromptu gathering at the PCPD… Quickest case solving
that police station has ever had!!! Writing was spot on, all major players got
a chance to shine. Great sudsy Friday reveal.

Jacob
Jacob

It was a total ” we’re going to hand wave this all away because honestly, let’s just get this over with because it’s too ridiculous to dwell on”. I am OK with that. At some point, just get over the hump and on to the relationships. the sci fi mumbo jumbo is necessary but forgettable.

rose
rose

I enjoyed the story up until Jason 6 jumped through the roof window, no matter how good the acting or not.

After that…Jason6 has shown no empathy for what his presence in PC, Jason Drew’s turncoat friends, (except Sam at least for the time being), and further reveals on who is who is doing to Jason/Drew. He is really STONECOLD.

And Jason Drew while, having all kinds of reasons to be upset, is behaving like a loose cannon all of the time. And again, like Jason6, not looking at what his brother has been through with any kind of empathy. You wouldn’t think a Navy Seal who has seemed to retain many of Seal instincts and training, and with all kinds of accolades would be so out of control.

And then there are the turncoats. Just beyond shame on each and every one of them for how they have behaved towards a “past friend,” Jason Drew.

Wonder if there is still a wild card role for Franco to play? So far I think Roger has done a good job with what he has had t work with.

But I’m sure the writers have set us up for all of this. So I will be watching to see what’s next. The Jason’s become BBF’s? I know, that’s pushing it.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I LOVED Jason jumping through the window! In that single moment, all of Jason’s instincts to protect Sam (even if she’s married to someone else) came rushing back and it was a true love moment! LOL…I actually got a rush! Seriously, Steve Burton was fantastic in that scene. Like a predator, he lay in wait, observing the scene below as people were being held at gunpoint. You could see him considering, perusing…and then…BAM! he sees Sam’s at risk and instinctively leaps through the window without a concern for himself. True superhero moment. The subtle flicker, the change in Burton’s expression when his character sees Sam being injected…wow!…

I agree with you about his lack of concern for Drew. At least he’s not gloating or throwing it in his face. He’s understandably relieved to be verified and in true Jason Morgan fashion, is weighing everything methodically even though his emotions are involved. His love for Sam is as great as Drew’s…he’s willing to sacrifice being with her and reclaiming his life if she’s happy with his brother.

And, yes, I’ve empathized with Billy’s Drew the whole time. He got the worst part of the deal. His own life stripped away, the life he believed was his isn’t, the sons he has aren’t his, the wife he loves still loves his brother (even if she’s repressing it.) He can’t empathize with Jason now. His own life is too threatened; his identity a compelte mystery to him. He really is lost.

The turncoats? LOL. Great description! Yeah; they’ve been despicable.

Love Franco. I’d like him to have a good life with Liz and stop being the AJ substitute for town punching bag.

rose
rose

I didn’t say it right. I liked Jason6 up until after he jumped through the window. I too liked this instinctive move to save Sam. It’s how he’s acting towards Jason/Drew, or not acting, that is bothering me.

One more episode for Outlanders. I haven’t really enjoyed the 2nd season since Claire and Jamie reconnected.

rose
rose

Also, I don’t think Kelly and Sam are getting her their due here. Talk about confusing, but so far Sam has been loyal and supportive to Jason/Drew, but at the same time open to Jason6. Not sure where it’s going to end up, but I hope with the Billy/Jason. And I really liked when she told Andre no sympathy for him, and further, where to go while at the police station. Too much undisclosed money going on in the world for the “right” or greedy reasons.

And love how Monica is handling having both of her two sons back. Way better and classier than anyone else.

Then there’s the Kim and Oscar equation. How long is Kim signed up for? But if we are to have a retro newbie back in PC, I think she is doing great. Plus she has a job at GH.

Also love Leisl back. Love how she is portrayed. Was never a big Brit fan, but we’ll see.

And “no” to the old Morgan for at least right now if not indefinetly, and all the drama-overload we would get from the already drama-overload of Carly and Sonny.

Alan
Alan

It is beyond me as to why Billy Miller’s Jason would want to fight for the identity of a career criminal wth over 50 arrests. If I were him I would be relieved I wasn’t that person and forever connected to Sonny and Carly — and I’d dump Sam to save myself months of having to listen to her “process” everything. If you ask me, Drew is the big winner in this whole thing. Now he just needs to sue for custody of Scout so at least one of those poor kids has a chance at living a life not tainted by continual criminal activity and violence.

My partner (who hasn’t watched in months) said that every scene with the crowd in the police station looked like an episode of THE CALIFORNIANS with the multiple shots of the cast waiting for Andre to parcel out the next nugget of the story before they went to commercial.

Celia
Celia

LOL, Alan,…..your partner, pretty much, said what I said about that scene…..with different words. What a joke, eh?!

Grant Putnam
Grant Putnam

When is Jason going to find out that AJ was alive and that he was killed by his bestie

Celia
Celia

@Grant Putnam.
I doubt he’ll care, Grant…..I don’t know much about the brothers’ relationship (Jason and AJ), but I gathered they weren’t close? Sonny is the whole package for Jason and vice versa. LOL.
Happily ever after??

Alan
Alan

I’ma say never, Grant. This show seems dedicated to making sure that Sonny’s myriad crimes are given the weight equivalent to jay walking.

Ashland22Cripton
Ashland22Cripton

Grant Putnam, yes it is true that Sonny shot and “killed” A.J. “in cold blood”, but it’s not just a one sided situation here. A.J. was seen , by Sonny himself, strangling (I believe it was) Ava Jerome. And so he naturally doesn’t like seeing a woman / female getting abused. So, he shoots him. AJ honestly deserved what he got, and if Sonny’s bestie Jason ever decides to place blame on Sonny himself. But Jason I think knows how Sonny has felt with wanting to “do A.J. in”, so-to-say. Remember that Jason and A.J. both did not have the best sibling relationship. It for sure had it’s turmoil.

Celia
Celia

@Ashland22Cripton.
With all due respect, Ashland, I do not see Sonny as the upstanding person you describe.
He is the last to judge anyone. Sonny has a dark soul without contrition and undeserving of any redemption. He made a choice to kill…and, he did….not out of noblesse for women, but as the brute, that he is.
Sonny does not like seeing a woman getting abused?….from what I understand he shot Carly, did he not? He abused and affronted the heavens by having sex on holy grounds ( he and Ava both). Lord, and GH long-time fans, only know how many other women he abused.
AJ deserve it? Oh, good grief….wasn’t he shot by Sonny, point blank, without hesitation in cold blood. It is that intense hate which makes a murderer a murderer. And, Sonny is not a prophet, not a judge, not a jury, not an honorable human being….mostly, he’s not God!! Just a feral animal , and a wannabe He-man, with his tail tucked between his legs, who is presently being led by the nose by a He-woman, his wife.

rebecca1
rebecca1

No way did AJ “deserve it.” AJ was abused by Sonny and Carly for years! They stole his son, prevented him from seeing him, tied him to a meat hook, made him sign away his rights by threatening him. They’ve ridiculed him, demeaned him, made him look horrible in his son’s eyes. Carly doused him with alcohol and made him think he was drinking again (that’s why it GALLS ME when she talks about what Ava did to Morgan!)…they were completely disgusting to AJ. For Sonny to walk around and dote on Michael…having stolen him from AJ…all the while he’s stealing yet again Avery from Ava. While the circumstances are different and this time he is the bio father…what right does he have to keep Ava away from their daughter? She’s no worse than him. And AJ had an illness…alcoholism..which he was conquering. And yet they thought Michael needed to be kept away from him??? So Michael could what? Be shot and be in a coma? Shoot someone, get arrested and raped in jail? Yeah…AJ as a father would have been sooo much worse. Please.

It’s also infuriating that the writers keep omitting mention of AJ from the canvas. Yes! Jason should know Sonny killed his brother and Carly covered it up! He should have some sort of reaction, loss, sorrow, conflict. There was a time when AJ was originally thought dead that Jason went to the Quartermaine crypt and apologized to AJ…if I remember correctly he said he knew now what it meant to be a father and he was sorry that he took Michael from him. Something to that effect. So, yes, Jason should know and should be angry. Sonny and Carly have already turned him from Ava because of what she did to Morgan; what they did to AJ was multitudes worse. And yet he cherishes them. It’s truly a maddening point in the story for many.

Alan
Alan

I couldn’t agree more, rebecca1.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Maddening, Alan. You would think ONE of these writers would right (write) the wrong (s)!

Harry
Harry

Ashland, your post concerns me. You feel AJ deserved to be killed in cold blood? I truly hope you never serve as a juror in a murder trial.

Shay
Shay

@Harry….Sounds like he may have been one of those who served on the jury for the Kate Steinle murder case!

Shay
Shay

@Ashland….Are you sure you’re not Ron C posting under an assumed name? I recall you did say you were a writer who enjoyed penning soap opera-oriented material.

Ashland22Cripton
Ashland22Cripton

I am not Ron Carlivati. I am Connor Chown, who is a free-lance soap opera writer. Unlike writers like Ron Carlivati, I am presently at the very least not getting paid for it.

Shay
Shay

Well then, my bad!….And a sincere good luck to you in your chosen endeavor, Connor Chown! I hope you were not offended by my quip, as I only meant to mildly rib you on your rather unique AJ perspective…I’m sure you have realized by the numerous other responses here that yours is not a popular view, yet one which would undoubtedly concur with that of Mr. Carlivati—hence my understandable error!

Jimmy
Jimmy

The reveal was great, but I was disappointed that Monica wasn’t there for it! You’d think that she would want to know for sure who was who, because they are both Alan’s sons and she has grown to love Andrew like her own even though she didn’t raise him. I also wanted to see her rip Andre a new one for using her hospital as a base for monitoring the Jason/Andrew and duping everyone in the process.

I also laughed when Andre said he has the best of intentions when treating Jake. Sure, he might not be an inherently malicious or evil person (like Helena or Faison) but someone who’s willing to bend their moral and ethical code to the extent he did should not be allowed to medically treat anyone, least of all a child. Plus, he intentionally manipulated and misled Franco, not only compromising his oath as a psychiatrist, but also the mental health of a patient with a long history of mental illness. I have no respect for the guy moving forward.

Steve
Steve

Once the Jason brain mapping settles, let’s hope they don’t have Andre return and revisit his treatment of Morgan. Please, no.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Despite his obvious deception Andre does have a good heart. What he did to the twins is unforgiveable; how he rationalized it, probably as I said the hurting the few for the good of mankind theory…his desire to cure those with memory deficit…perhaps he thought if he did reach some conclusion he’d be able to restore Drew’s memories. Perhaps he still can.

I also believe he sincerely wanted to help Morgan and was crushed when he “died.” (or didn’t die.)

Andre’s a good man gone bad, for what he thought were good reasons. Horrific crime, to steal a man’s life as he did to Drew. Many horrors done in real life, too, that we’re probably not aware of. Not to mention the horrific experiments they conduct on animals…

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Convenient storytelling strikes again.

Yeah, that is pretty nasty. Mental Illness is a fragile thing and you can lose it so quickly. I understand that more than ever this year now that I have developed anxiety that I never had before. Even the smallest interactions can make you paranoid and lower your self esteem. I can only imagine how this story would have played out in REAL life.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I feel bad that they made Andre a “baddie.” LOL..I always liked him and found him a calm presence in Port Charles. I do think they used his back story so that it makes sense but it’s a shame he used his brilliance and what I believe was truly his intent…to help people with memory-robbing ala alzheimers condition…by destroying the lives of other human beings in the process. The old…sacrificing the few for the good of mankind syndrome.

I don’t think though that Franco has a “mental illness.” I do believe his actions were the result of his tumor as well as his obviously yet-to-be revealed early childhood trauma. It’s likely that Drew was the uncontrolled child; perhaps it was he who threw Franco down the stairs. Either way, all their lives have spiraled (staircase pun intended!) out of control.

jaybird369
jaybird369

rebecca1…Y-E-S…THANK YOU!!!!! At this point, it gets BEYOND OLD watching those SMUG HYPOCRITES Sonny and Carly POLLUTE my poor TV screen. BEYOND YUCK!!!!!

Happy Holidays, Rebecca.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey jay….I think your comment got re-routed; I’m guessing it was my rant about what Sonny and Carly did to AJ.

Yep; hypocrites as you say! Epitome of! Ugh!

Thanks, jaybird369. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Violet Lemm
Violet Lemm

I agree as much as disagree with everyone. I love both actors and their characters as well. The future possibilities are endless, so let’s get on with the show!

su0000
su0000

OK—-
I had high hopes the writers would think BIG and roll out of their safe box.
Franco being a twin a Q would have made for years of phenomenal stories!

The writers thought too ordinary.
Franco at odds with his twin Jason and in the Quartermain realm how perfect it could have been..
Roger going through changes with his Franco character would have been gripping.

But, once again the writers had an opportunity they screwed up.
I’m disappointed 🙁

Timmm
Timmm

I HATE the character of FRANCO!

Harry
Harry

I hate that Franco has eaten up Lizzy’s identity. I think Lizzy is an interesting, nuanced character but her only role seems to be to prop up Franco with his insatiable need for love and validation.
Rebecca Budig is an amazing, albeit underrated, actress, and I think Lizzy is worth about 100 of Sams. Give this character a story which doesn’t resolve around needy Franco!

su0000
su0000

hey Timmm ..
I luvs Franco, he is not carbon copy he is unique and a GH character that is one of GH’s best characters ,,
Long Live Franco !

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

I just have to wonder how long term Franco is meant to be. I think this engagement to Elizabeth will be just that. I don’t think they will get married. I think Elizabeth and Steve Burton’s Jason will finally get together. I see Roger leaving at some point. There is NOTHING going on with his character and he hardly has any interaction with Scott — who has ZERO interaction with his off the canvas daughter, Serena.

I don’t believe Steve Burton’s Jason and Sam are endgame any longer because she has a child with Billy Miller’s Jason.

Celia
Celia

I must agree, Chrystie……if Steve is Jason, he will end up with Liz…if Billy is Drew, he will stay with Sam. But, is it too simple?
There was crescendo, no doubt….but the landing did nothing for me, due to the fact that from the get-go most assumed the outcome—Steve is Jason.
So, this story, if left as is, went nowhere…fell flat on its face. Gimme something tangible, writers!!!!

rebecca1
rebecca1

I love Franco and I’m hoping that Liz doesn’t leave him when she ultimately finds out he lied to her about knowing which was the real Jason. In typical soap opera fashion she’s ecstatically happy…until it all blows apart. I’ve been saying this all along but she really should give him some slack; she lied too many times to hold it against him. And, in his defense, he’s insecure (rightly so) and he did try to tell her but, like the “twins” he’s afraid of losing the one he loves.

I’m rooting for Franco and Liz. As for Sam? I feel torn. When I see her with “Drew” they’re perfect together and she’ll have a safe life with him. When I see her with Jason…it’s heartbreaking. She’s been in shock since he’s been back…seemingly not letting the truth surface that he’s “her” Jason…denying that the man she currently loves, never was. When I saw her comforting Drew and telling him how much she loved him and wasn’t leaving it seemed so right; so poignant. And then she sees Jason on the pier and he utters, “it’ll be alright,” and I, myself, melted. LOL. I don’t envy anyone loving two people at the same time. I’m waiting for Sam to run into Jason’s arms; I’m afraid it’ll be all over for her and Drew when she does. And, maybe it should be. Over.

Then there’s Kim. Perhaps she and Drew will reestablish a relationship if, indeed, Oscar is his son and they once loved each other. Unless, she’s evil. Rumors have been that she had something to do with the switched identities which would, of course, ruin any chance of romance.

It’s all up in the air. Which makes it interesting…but no one’s secure at this point. Kudos to GH for keeping us guessing.

By the way, though Ingo is no longer on the canvas, “Joceylyn” couildn’t look anymore like him than if she were actually his daughter in real life. Down to her very expressions!

Timmm
Timmm

Go to your corner su0000! I love Roger but hate Franco! I have said before, he should have stayed dead when James Franco left!

Shay
Shay

Exactly, Timmmster! The stain James Franco left upon his eponymous character can never be cleansed from my eyes or mind…he was utterly revolting, and no amount of storyline revisionism or even the recasting with a beloved soap vet like RoHo cannot sanitize this scoundrel’s sick, sick past .

Celia
Celia

I agree completely, su…..but, we should not be too hasty in dismissing Franco. He is one of the most exemplary baddie turned good—-amazing!! He is weird, but I like him; and, I do not know if it’s because he’s Todd’s crossover; or because I love Roger.
The writers did miss this great of opportunity….Franco as the twin would have been more challenging and, yes, more soapy.
Billy and Steve are just too obvious….I repeat–no suspense!!
Nevertheless, did you notice that glint of craziness in Franco’s eyes while hugging/holding Lizzie after her marriage proposal?!?! What does it mean? Is he telling one and all, “Ha Ha; I know something none of you does”?
All is not lost, SuzieQ—keep the faith, soldier!!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

The look in his eyes was because he was going to confess to Liz that he knew which twin was which (Andre told him in the letter). And, just as he was finally about to confess she proposed to him…so he chickened out…afraid he’d lose her…especailly now that she wanted to marry him. So, the look was concern…knowing once again he lied by omission.

joniG
joniG

I have to agree where others have said there is more to come on the 2Jason’s saga. I believe the story line is going to take Sam and Jason/Billy (JMBM) to the brink of separation. Not because she sways toward believing in Jason/Steve (JMSB), but that she continues to worry about what the right thing to do would be.

The ending of the JMBM situation is Monica proclaiming equal rights to both of Alan Qs twins financially and familiarly. This will stop JMSB from taking JMBM accomplishments over the past two years away from him and Sam.

The biggest problem will be in JMSB claiming his children Jake and Danny. Both boys are in an extremely precocious age group. They will start off confused by the twin story and memory swapping. Each of the boys will struggle in their own right. They will put their parents through hell with their questioning of the events that occurred. They will utilize the silent treatment and running away to divert everyone’s attention to their painful suffering in the JMBM vs JMSB trauma.

Many different events will twist and turn throughout the children’s array of behaviorall outbursts. This is where the story is going to culminate in the real Jason identity being outed. JMSB will slip up in a conversation with Danny that will clarify he is actually Drew
However, no one will put two and two together from the way Danny relates the conversation. This will lead to other twists and turns until the truth finally comes out, and Drew proclaims his real identity. He insists he came to the conclusion he is Drew through multiple flashbacks of his Navy Seal training and missions. And through his time with his family, Kim and Oscar.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I DO NOT want JMSB to be the real Jason Morgan. And speaking of the name Morgan, I think it’s high time we get Morgan C. back, even if they have to replace the actor portraying the role. They’ll find out that Morgan was held by the same people who plotted and carried out the memory swapping of the twins. Morgan has no memory and the only person capable of returning the memory of each of the men is none other than Andre. Let’s see him follow the court ordered memory resolution without him getting a cushy deal!

What do y’all think of my theory? Or is it wishful thinking?

Steve
Steve

Jake would be especially confused, as he’d have to get used to calling a third man daddy. Until a few months after he returned from Cassadine island, Jake only knew Lucky as his dad. Then, Billy Miller’s Jason and now original sperm donor Steve Burton’s Jason.

Poor kid could use therapy, wait that really hasn’t been a good idea so far.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Well now Sam has children with two men so it should not matter if she stayed with Billy Miller’s character. Her history with Jason is pretty much over. She will probably find a way to allow Jason into Danny’s life but I do not believe that Sam and Jason are now endgame because she has children with two different fathers.

Maybe now Elizabeth will get some respect since she isn’t the only one with children with different fathers, but … who am I kidding? She is the GH punching bag.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Franco and Scottie are the GH punching bags…used to be AJ.

As far as mulitple baby daddies…all the women have that on GH. Carly, Alexis, Olivia, Liz, Sam, Tracy, ( Lulu even though that was a” tad” outside the norm), Maxi, Ava…basically every single one of them!

Celia
Celia

Niiiice!!!! I like it, joni…

joniG
joniG

I am rooting for Sonny and Carly to remain the ridiculous mob couple that they are. When I say ridiculous, I mean it in the nicest of ways. Sonny does not remind me of a mob boss at all. He sways back and forth from being a marshmallow and a meatball. When mob bosses play the role of a kind and benevolent husband and father, they do so with a tone that would make one say, “Whoa, he is such a softee, NOT.” The most one would get from him would be to say he is a family man with the same tone he used when ordering a hit. His family would ALWAYS show their love and affection toward him.

Celia
Celia

Oh, my gosh!!!!! You know how many times I have painted that Sonny picture, joni? Forever and then some….
Sonny, the wannabe Vito Corleone—or his son, Michele Corleone —Sicilians at their best. LOL.
Oh, Sonny…he must have such a sour taste on his forked tongue!!

JK
JK

TERRIFIC EPISODE ON FRIDAY….BILLY MILLER SHOWED HIS REAL ACTING ABILITIES WHICH MADE US LOVE HIM ON Y&R!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS WEEK….

Softjohn
Softjohn

I knew it! I knew BM’s Jason was a phony from minute one. I mean, every plastic surgery storyline on a soap has the orignial “darrin” come back and eventually reveal the new face guy is a fake. Now they need to bring back Todd Manning on GH for this storyline. If anyone knows what its like to have your identical twin brother steal your life for years, it’s him.

Timmm
Timmm

Whomever disagrees, disagrees BUT I love how the Jason identities were revealed! First, they had all the pertinent parties gathered at one place. I know, Monica wasnt there BUT her scenes with Burton and Miller should be just the three of them. Secondly, Burton IS Jason. Miller couldnt do the character justice. Now, thats not a knock on Miller, its just that ONLY Burton gives that 20 year old and counting character justice. Now the good news, they can have Maddox deprogram Miller and he will became Drew and he will lighten up and become the Billy Miller we all know and love and still be a bad ass because he was a Navy Seal and proudly served this great country. GH, I tip my hat!

Harry
Harry

I completely agree with ypu, Timm.

Shay
Shay

I love the Navy Seal angle, too, Timmmbo! What can I say, there is just something so attractive about an All-American male in a military uniform! (Although I’ve always been partial to the Marines…but those naval officer whites are also quite smashing!)

Daisy Willow
Daisy Willow

Oh, I you know it’s Helena (whom I for the record, I do not for 1 minute increments believe she’s dead!) & Faison, which would make sense that Obtecht would be involved! I read the “Brich” is coming back for a limited time… LMBO… Love it!

Celia
Celia

That ‘fact’ ( Helena and Faison) was already put out there by a few of us, Daisy Flower……months ago.

Celia
Celia

Oopsies– I apologize, LOL. I meant Daisy Willow. I don’t know why I wrote Flower?

Daisy Willow
Daisy Willow

Well, as I just joined, I wouldn’t have known what was posted “months ago”…

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

I think if the mystery had proceeded that Billy Miller’s character would have eventually started breaking down — he was already not acting like Steve Burton’s Jason — he was angry, telling people to go to Hell, etc. Steve’s Jason had always had somewhat of a calm demeanor for a hitman (haha), but he seemed to take the higher road.

With Billy’s Jason seeing Oliver’s mom and having some sort of a reaction, I truly believe that this memory mapping was starting to break down which would not work for this Alzheimer’s/dementia plan.

What surprised me the most (and apologies if I was not paying attention), but the fact that NOBODY asked if Billy’s character could get HIS memories of being a SEAL, etc. back? That would be something I would want to know!!!!

Celia
Celia

Yes, agreed, Chrystie. I thought about that.
However, there are two obstacles. Billy may not be Drew; thus, he has no memories as a navy seal…..and, two: Steve is being overlooked as Drew, the navy seal.
Both of their memories should be jarred—put to the test.

Ricky
Ricky

Loving GH. I was expecting this turn out. I hope that Sam and Drew stay together. They have great chemistry. I hope that Jason is Oscar’s father and that will keep him away from Sam. I am disappointed with Carly and Sonny. They liked BM Jason but as sooooon as SB Jason showed up, they threw BM over, under and around the bus. They treat him like crap now. Especially Sonny. Anyway, great acting and great story going on right now. I do hope they can keep Andre in the picture and put him in a triangle with Anna and Finn until they bring back Hayden. They can git rid of Amy, Chet, Stella and the new doctor. Bring back Hayden for Finn and Elizabeth needs her sister.

Celia
Celia

I do like the story….have enjoyed it, immensely, Ricky….. Steve is a treat…..
But, ” I was expecting this turn out” is exactly why the story lost steam, at this juncture. No SURPRISE!!!!
I can only hope there’s something more here than meets the eye!!

Yvonne
Yvonne

As they say ” it ain’t over until the fat lady sings”… in other words until Helena shows up and reveals the real truth. Everything else is fake news until then!

Celia
Celia

Bingo, Yvonne! That’s what’s missing. A BIG BOOM!!!!!…..or boon, as it were, a thing called Helena or a facsimile.

Shay
Shay

Well, CeeCee, whilst I am with you on hoping that our beloved Helena makes a big and splashy encore appearance in Port Charles, today I had a real eureka moment….OMG! Could the just mentioned Jimmy Lee Holt—who we’ve discussed here in the past—be a part of this “Two Jasons” conspiracy??? This would make perfect sense since, at one time, he was thick as thieves with both Susan Moore and Heather due to his fallout with the Q’s regarding his huge resentment over not being included as one of Edward’s legal heirs—amongst other issues too numerous to discuss. He also loved little Jason and after Susan died, he (and Heather) tried to get custody of the tyke, along with baby’s tidy Quartermaine trustfund!!!! To say Mr. Holt had a bone to pick with not only his his father, but Alan and Monica, as well, for their various acts of skullduggery is an absolute understatement! Should this theory bear fruit. it would definitely qualify as a massive BOOM!

Lisa
Lisa

Team Billy Miller !
Rooting for Sam and Drew.

Shelley Dinner
Shelley Dinner

Why are some viewers calling Oscar by the name of Oliver?

dmr
dmr

As much as I like Jason (Steve Burton) and I like Billy Miller (solo, without Monotone Sam), I am just not too keen on this storyline. Maybe because it’s too far-fetched for me. I guess I think it’s just stupid! I am sick to death of Carly and Sonny. With friends like those, who needs enemies (poor Drew)! Monotone Sam-as boring as ever. She just drowns out every scene/storyline in my opinion. Where was Monica during the reveal? Babysitting? Once again, the PCPD look inept while Spins and Diane work their magic.

Celia
Celia

Hey, dmr.
I can’t even go through any scenes with Sonny and Carly, any longer….it has gotten that bad for me. I either mute them or FF their insipid, idiotic, self-serving scenes. The hypocrisy has reached its limit when it comes to these two. Barf!!
….not that I like Julian, the character ( though I chuckled at his in-your-face ‘tude, as he posed for the pictures); but, the sanctimonious, almighty and perfect citizens affected by the superlative Corinthoses, threw me into a fit of laughter. All Carly has to do is blow on Sonny, and he will fall over. Ha!!
It is amazing to me how these writers push these freaks of nature down our collective throats. Intolerable!! Plus, now Avery calls Carly, “Mama”???? That is soooo WRONG, everywhichway!!!!!
The kid has a mother!!
I like Steve, but the stoicism is a bit overdone….my heart belongs to Billy, albeit I have a newfound fascination for Steve. Nevertheless, I think “Drew” will be the victor, as joniG stated…..no matter the outcome of his identity, or all the crises he has had to face….and still to confront.
This story, as I said, has lost its luster. No tongue-in-cheek.
Sam? She stepped up….I saw a spark….tiny, but there. I am assuming that is her best. I read her face….it spoke to me for a NY minute. She has not been as boring, except for the one-tone inflection in her voice—-thus, monotone. Perhaps, her ‘undertone’ ( LOL) is her appeal??
I like to see where the Two Jasons’ story goes.
In the meantime, I can do without the childish rif-raf executed by Maxie and Lulu….I find no amusement in their shenanigans. Dumb!!
When are the “luscious” characters coming….namely, Britt and Faison?….how about a little bit of Brad?
Now……What irked me the most, as banale and petty as it may sound, was that stupid XMas tree ‘erected’ by Olivia…..HUH??
I have been around Italians since I was six years old (in NY, Italy, and MA….and then some), and I have never seen a tacky Christmas tree such as that in any Italian home. What the…..????
The only tree I have ever seen like that, if memory serves me right ( as it was years ago), was in the Corey (sp) household on “Another World”…..talk about ignorance!!!! Has any one of them ever traveled to Italy?—class lives there….

Shay
Shay

Excellent list of grievances there, CeeCeeGirl! Nothing says “Christmas” like the loathsome Sonny and Carly waxing sentimental about the magic of the season….and their oh-so-huge greeting card list! So, St. Sonny plans to personally handle the one directed to “Sam and Drew”…..how very touching…NOT! I also agree that the luster of the “Q a Deux” storyline has tarnished…as soon as Jason resumed his typical arrangement with the Corinthii, I was pretty much done, although that’s not to say that I’m still not pleased to see Steve Burton back on the GH canvas….I simply would have preferred much more ambiguity about his real identity for a bit longer….it all seems a bit anti-climactic after the big build-up. As for Maxie and Lulu’s big caper? UGH! The less said, the better, but am I the only one who is wondering if KS is with child just like her character? She looks convincingly like an expectant mother. Also, I share your repulsion for Olivia’s tacky taste in holiday décor…so OTT gaudy and hideous…how could anyone be THAT clueless??? I mean, it’s not as if Liv hasn’t been out of Bensonhurst before, and as you said, her highly questionable choices for festooning the Quartermaine manse are hardly indicative of the typical Italian Christmas traditions, which I’ve only known to be quite religious, dignified and beautiful….not to mention, chock-full of fabulous food!

Shay
Shay

Oooops! Launched too soon, CeeCee!…Just wanted to add that I’m with you, mia amica! I’m also waiting with bated breath for Britt, Brad and Faison to grace Port Charles with their own special sort of twisted yuletide cheer! Liesl has already thrilled me to no end with her all-too-brief appearances and left me wanting more, more, more! (And, no, I don’t mean “Andrew!” Awww…poor Billy….so sad to see him in such sad sack mode….but I think his dilemma will bring out the fighting tigress in Sam!)

Dee
Dee

When Andre explained what he did with the mapping of Drew’s brain, he said that the first thing he did was copy Drew’s (Billy’s) memory as a “Baseline”, and then he copied Jason Morgan’s memories onto Drew after that. So…. If he truly copied Drew’s memories as a baseline, that means he has his (Drew/Billy’s) copied memories, so at some point why could he not copy Drew’s old memories back onto Drew?
I think down the road they will realize this, Billy Miller (Drew) will ask Andre to copy his Drew (baseline) memories back on…. and in this process, he may risk losing all his new memories with Sam — But imagine, if when his memories get copied back on…. that he now gets back his lost Jason Quartermaine memories also. That would be a cool twist…. he really is Jason Q …. and those lost memories come back, one his brain is re-shuffled and his Drew memories are re-implanted.
That will be how they realize Billy Miller was really Jason Q… because he’ll start to remember the Jason Q memories once everything is re-mapped. Kinda like a computer defrag moves everything in memory around and re-maps it….

Yvonne
Yvonne

I like that theory Dee.

morgan
morgan

I really want SB/ Jason and Sam to get back together. I get that becoming a mom changes priorities, but Sam and Jason together have always been hot and exciting, and anything but boring. Jason should be the father to both of his boys, Jake and Danny. He would also be open to Scout even though she is his niece. He has always been level head proving Burton is the REAL Jason. Steve Burton’s reaction to everything was true to 20 yrs of character. BM/Andrew can open up new story lines. He can be Oscars father. It could also open up new story lines, characters etc… Jason and Andrew should team up and find out who and why this was done to them. Doing so could possibly build a relationship between the two of them.

morgan
morgan

oh yeah, the way BM/Jason reacted to everything when P6/Jason came back showed how little he had control over his emotions. The real Jason never lost control in such a manner.

Nik
Nik

Well, good conclusion but “Drew” is such a crybaby, I am so sick of his whining.

Yvonne
Yvonne

And how many more years do we need for Lucky to recover. The writers have turned him into the worst dead-beat dad. He’s making Luke look like father of the year. Maybe he’s been kidnapped by Faison too… It’s been done before! Maybe that’s who has Nicholas and Morgan too!

Steve
Steve

Lucky still has aways to go before he tops Frisco in the dead-beat dad category. And although they’ve patched things up, Robert letting Robin believe he was dead for 15 years would top both Frisco and Lucky. Also in the Hall of Shame are Jeff Webber, Larry Ashton and Paul Hornsby.

Yvonne
Yvonne

You are right Steve!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Lucas Gives Wiley To Michael; While Willow Learns the Devastating Truth

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, brought the highly-emotional moments viewers had been waiting for all-week long; following the year and a half reveal that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Brad (Parry Shen) engineered a baby switch with Willow’s (Katelyn MacMullen) dead baby, Wiley being passed off as Michael (Chad Duell) and Nelle’s newborn, Jonah, and Jonah being raised by Brad and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) as Wiley.  Now with the truth out, it was time for two of the heaviest beats of the story to be played out.

When Willow comes to at the hospital with Chase (Josh Swickard) by her side, needless to say she is dazed and freaking out that Nelle took Wiley.  Chase tells her he has some things to tell her and it’s not going to be easy to hear. Willow braces herself and then Chase tells her the story of the baby switch and how her baby died a SIDS death while at Brad and Lucas’ and then how the babies were switched.

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In a heartbreaking and powerful performance from Katelyn MacMullen (yes, she is our pick for “Power Performance of the Week”), Willow struggles to come to grips with the truth and starts to realize all of Brad’s machinations, as she thinks back to herself how could she do that to her son … to trust him with Brad, only to have the little infant die.  The devastation played by MacMullen, whose Willow, now must realize her baby never lived the full and happy young life she thought, was gut-wrenching.

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Meanwhile, in yet another top-notch performance, William deVry (Julian) showed the pain and the need to unburden himself as Julian talks to his sister. Ava (Maura West) and spills what happened.   He goes so far to admit to Ava that he knew what Brad had done. Ava cannot believe he did not go to Sonny (Maurice Benard) right away with this Intel, but Julian just could not do this to his son, Lucas and rip the baby from his arms.  Julian says he will face-off with Sonny and not leave town, if it comes to that.   Ava says they have to come up with a way to silence Brad … before Brad gives up Julian’s part in the whole baby cover-up.

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And in yet another masterful performance, we have to give it up to Chloe Lanier.  Who can play Nelle and spin stories and the tears so well, that if you did not know this pathological liar you would think she is telling the truth. When in opposing holding cells at the PCPD, Nelle lays it on about Brad so that the guard can hear them. She blames Brad for being the instigator in the baby switch and taking advantage of her – a distraught new mother, confused and dazed on the route where the baby switch happened.  It works! Brad is moved to a different cell and thinks look very grim for him.  Nelle smiles through her crocodile tears!

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Then, in what we all knew had to happen, and even so, was still as heartbreaking as ever; Lucas spends his final moments with Wiley as his father in the kitchen at the Corinthos’ along with Bobbie (Jackie Zeman) and Carly (Laura Wright).  Lucas starts to tell his mother and sister, all the things Wiley needs and likes, such as having a story read to him.  All of this brings the tears as they know Lucas has to give the child back to Michael; who has been robbed of a year and half as the baby’s rightful father.

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Michael tells Lucas they will work this out, so Lucas remains a constant in Wiley’s life. He also tells Sonny and Sasha (Sofia Matteson) he feels so badly for Lucas, but they tell him to be happy for this chance to have the son he grieved for.   In the end, a tear-filled Lucas hands Wiley to Michael as everyone watches on in sadness for one father … and joy for the other.  Ryan Carnes was poignant in the scenes; as was Chad Duell.

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So, what did you think of the performances from Friday’s GH featuring Katelyn, Ryan, Chad, William, Chloe and Parry? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Michael Blasts Brad As The Truth About Wiley Comes Out

FINALLY! On Wednesday’s episode of General Hospital, Lucas (Ryan Carnes) memory is jogged just enough that he clearly remembers Brad’s (Parry Shen) shocking words before their car crash; where Brad confessed that Wiley was Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and Michael’s (Chad Duell) biological son.

At the Corinthos home, Lucas stands up and announces to Michael that Wiley is actually his believed to be dead son, Jonah. Carly’s (Laura Wright) mouth drops and then she takes over getting to the root of the truth of the baby switch.

Brad is cornered and left with no choice but to fess up. He explains how Wiley died when he was no longer breathing, and how he was driving with him, when he ended up on the route where Nelle left Michael to die in the car he was driving (Michael recalls this bit of Intel in a flashback).

Then, Brad explains how Nelle appeared with her newborn baby and claimed the whole thing was engineered by Nelle …  and how he was so upset and panicked, that he went along with her plan.

Michael lets Brad have it for all of his lies and machinations, and the pain it has inflicted on so many people for over a year and half.  How on earth could he do that? Carly also lays into him.

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Meanwhile, Sasha (Sofia Matteson) has urgently called Chase (Josh Swickard), who leaves “Wiley” and Willow (Katelyn MacMullen) behind, and heads to the Corinthos’ where he hears the whole sad truth about the baby switch.

With Chase gone, Nelle goes looking for “Wiley” who is with Willow, and the two get into a major throwdown catfight.  Nelle comes out the victor and goes to get her baby ready to leave town with her son.

So, what did you think of how the truth finally came out?  What did you think of Michael’s tirade on Brad? What do you think will happen next? Comment below.

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GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

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What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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