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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Trading Places With Kevin and Ryan; Oscar Has a Seizure

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On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers learned the identity of which twin was in a straight-jacket at Ferncliff, and which was out and about in Port Charles,  But is there yet a twist on a twist on this coming?

Through flashbacks from Felicia (Kristina Wagner) recounting how she was terrorized by Ryan (Jon Lindstrom) years ago, and then the showdown scene between Ryan and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), which led to Ryan’s “demise”, the stage was set to move this present day storyline of the twin brothers along.

We cut to everyone’s worse nightmare mental health facility, Ferncliff, where the patient in the straight-jacket claims to nice-guy orderly, Gordon, that he is the real Kevin Collins and his brother Ryan switched places with him, which is what most viewers who have been watching the story unfold would tend to believe has happened.  He wants Gordon to help him by loosening his straight-jacket. Gordon says he will alert those in charge and exits.

Later, the psychiatrist twin arrives and has some choice words for his brother for stirring things up.  The patient spouts: “Nice to see you too, Kevin.”  Kevin says he knows Ryan has been claiming to be him … yet again!  Kevin reminds Ryan that when he found out he was alive he brought him to Ferncliff to treat him and rehabilitate him, rather than turn him over to the police for a lifetime jail sentence.  Ryan, who has major homicidal tendencies tells his brother he can’t be cured and rather likes who he is.  Kevin won’t give up and wants to help him.  Ryan mentions Felicia.  Next thing you know, Kevin’s cell phone rings and he turns his back for a second, and Ryan is able to get out of the straight jacket and attacks his brother.

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Elsewhere, Jason (Steve Burton) is getting ready to take Oscar (Garren Stitt) on his motrocycle to meet up with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) after their talk about the teen’s relationship with Carly’s (Laura Wright) daughter.  When Jason tells Oscar let’s get a move on, Oscar suddenly goes into an all-out seizure!

GH will be airing a series of encore episodes for the next several days with the pick-up  of new episodes after Labor Day.

So, what do you think is going on between Ryan and Kevin?  What will be the next twist in the storyline?   And … what is happening to Oscar? Share your theories via the comment section below.

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Jimh
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Jimh

Kim adopted Oscar…he is really Margauex’s son with Drew…Elizabeth Hendrickson resembles a young Denise Alexander in some scenes, especially in the eyes-imho!!!…i believe the original double story was on Edge Of Night in the early 60s…Phil Capice was replaced by a double who wouldnt sleep with Phil’s wife Louise…The double’s face may look exactly like Phil but from the neck down is a different story…some crooks had the double(forget the reason) to pose as Phil,,,but this double story was more clever then todays versions…those crooks had the double in an accident to keep Louise from noticing the difference!!!…why is GH… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I think Elizabeth Hendrikson resembles Finola Hughes. A bit of a younger version but to me the resemblance is pretty strong. What say you?

Jimh
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Jimh

She does in some scenes too…the eyes remind me of Denise,,,and she does have some resemblance to Finola as well!!!

Satan
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Satan

I can’t believe Ryan escaped Hell! After I let his mother go up and greet him at the funhouse and everything. I really need to get better security down here…..

Harry
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Harry

Ha ha!!! Satan, I always figured you’d be a real knee slapper.

Harry
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Harry

I am delighted that Ryan is back! Ryan is one of the classic villains–he’s up there with Billy Clyde Tuggell. Ryan and Kevin are intelligently realized characters and both are brilliantly played by Jon Lindstrom.
Kevin may be an insane serial killer, but he’s a brilliant one. I appreciated that he pretended to the orderly in the asylum that he was really Kevin and Ryan was out in the real world impersonating him. That way when he did make the switch, the orderly would not believe Kevin.

Shay
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Shay

All you said, Harry, although aren’t you at least a bit disappointed and/or disturbed that wasn’t actually Ryan who was so clearly fascinated with what was purportedly Faison’s “brain in a jar?” That moment when the doc was clutching his prized specimen was deeply creepy….makes one wonder if his twin is not the only one still in need of psychiatric help!

Timmm
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Timmm

Tuesdays “Friday” say was great! Jon Lindstrom is FINALLY being used! They are including Kristina Wagner! And Laura will be sleeping with Ryan soon!

I thought for sure Jason and Oscar would wreck on his motorcycle and Drew would have a fit!

PS: If Mike had a daughter Sonny didnt know about, could Mike have another son?

Shay
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Shay

Well, if Mike‘s propensity for spreading his seed matches Sonny’s, previously prodigious efforts, then anything is possible, Timmmbo! Maybe the apple didn’t fall far from the tree!!! Lol… As for Ryan and his great escape? How wonderful would it be if he went on a vast killing spree and cleared the GH canvas of its extraneous cast members??? I’d begin with all the annoying femmes currently cluttering Port Charles: Alexis, Nina, Lucy, Kristina, Margaux, Nurse Amy and yes, Aunt Stella! I suppose it would be asking too much to see Carly get the old heave-ho, too…but I could go for… Read more »

Jimh
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Jimh

What if Laura has a late life pregnancy and Ryan is the father????

su000
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su000

hey Jim..
A pregnant grandma,, well, it could be interesting haa!

Jimh
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Jimh

Ada back on AW in the 70s was a pregnant granny…

Shay
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Shay

If she did, that would have to rank right up there on the GH incredulity scale with Alexis and her contention she could have been pregnant by Julian many years after her big, bad menopause storyline!

su000
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su000

Perhaps Ryan will kill Laura!
Whatever, I can see this story playing out for near 2 months..
I’m liking this guy Ryan and I hope he is crazy creepy, a real deal madman of terror!
GH needs a good shot of mayhem that will hopefully keep us on the edge of our seats ..

Shay
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Shay

Or perhaps Laura will kill Ryan! She has past experience in such righteous paybacks to those who have harmed her! Ryan may just reawaken that dorment fury!

su000
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su000

hi Shay ..
Well, someone is going to kill someone. lol

ahh ha I hope Laura and Ryan have sex, that would be a hoot.

Looking forward to a story that will be dark and creepy!
And!! a Cassidine in play, that’s a long awaited for, a diabolical Cassidine.

Shay
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Shay

Well, we can certainly hope so, su! Parting with characters who have long outlived their usefulness—-if they had any in the first place!—-is not GH’s strong suit! As for Laura and Ryan meeting up in the boudoir, yes, I should expect that would be an eye-opening experience for her…me thinks Ryan would be quite the “wild man!” Hah! And yes to a Cassadine in the mix! Anywhere, anytime…can never get enough them, as along as they are full-strength, old-school types and not some modern, diluted version like the very disappointing Valentin…still holding out hope that Cassandra is one of them…at… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

How in the blue hell did “Aunt Stella” win a freakin Emmy?

Soaphound
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Soaphound

Timmm, by sheer obnoxiousness. I remember a nasty critic’s quote of years ago that could easily apply to her: “If she were to collide with a Mack truck, it’s the truck I’d feel sorry for.”

Steve
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Steve

The Guest Performer category typically doesn’t have much competition. Whether one likes Stella, or not, Vernee Watson puts it all into her character. The past Monday’s group therapy was a prime example.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I never thought Ryan was the one walking about Port Charles. To me he was Kevin; the only thing out of character was him leaving to visit Laura without telling Carly he was leaving. So, I wasn’t surprised that Ryan was the one locked up, trying to convince the guard that he was really Kevin. (would be funny though if their memories were swapped and they really are the other but think they’re not.) As for Oscar, my how that boy has grown! He was a lil whipper snapper when we first met him and now he’s taller than his… Read more »

su000
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su000

rebecca !
I believe that Jason is Oscar’s daddy..
Their is still something unsettled with Drew, Jason and at one time they were identical twins, anyways something isn’t right to my satisfaction.. more to come.

As for Laura, I am not thrilled, nope ..
The mystery Cassidine (ring man) hopefully is Nikolas..And, they/he want Laura taken out .

But then again, I rarely get my wishes so no need to get grindy about Laura she will be just fine LOL 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I thought of that , su0000, but I hope not. Drew has had too much taken away from him already. His “identity”, lil Jake and Danny who he thought were his sons. That would be horrible if they took Oscar away from him, too. And, I love the relationship between them. It was such a great landing place for Drew; in a time when sons he loved turned out not to be his he found Oscar. If you’ve read my comment you know I didn’t miss Laura and I like Kevin so much better without her. But, she IS a… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I hope so too, rebecca1. I’m so tired of Jason being savior man. Now innocent Oscar seems enchanted by him! Can’t we give Drew a break? Such a better, more affectionate dad than Jason. Here’s to an exciting Laura tale also!

Kat lee
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Kat lee

So Drew lost everything and Jason is the “Savior man”. Seems to me that Drew has gained a family, living in the Q’s mansion. With Jason’s family. Jason’s sons still see him as a “father figure” and he gained Oscar. He has a business that he bought with Jason’s money and a daughter he bore with Jason’s wife. Jason came home (how dare he). His marriage is gone, his children were And are being raised by a man pretending to be him and a man who tortured him and his wife (including rape, even if it was just mental) and… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Kat lee. First, Drew DID lose everything. And, you seem to be blaming the character as if it was his fault, like he deliberately came to Port Charles and took over Jason’s life. He’s a VICTIM. Can you even imagine what it must be like to be kidnapped, strapped to a table, some lunatics going into your brain, extracting your memories, implanting someone else’s, getting hit by a car, having what amounts to is a face transplant, not knowing who you are, becoming Jake Doe, falling in love with Elizabeth, being told you’re Jason, your “new” memories making YOU think… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

The Kevin/Ryan storyline will probably run through the fall. It might only be featured 2 days a week (expensive vets) but hopefully they’ll be powerhouse days. Are these two brothers patients 1 and 2 with the Devane sisters being 3 and 4?

Before the seizure, I thought Oscar was going to say “thanks Uncle Jason”. Also, if Felix was in the house wouldn’t Stone Cold yell for him?

Alecia carr
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Alecia carr

Sadly I think Oscar has a tumor

Steve
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Steve

He hasn’t murdered anyone yet, which is a requirement for brain tumor on this show.

Linda C
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Linda C

Seriously, didn’t we have enough of the twins trading places years ago? Boring. Please writers try and come up with something other than a rehash of an old story line.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What Will Happen When Port Charles Finds Out What Happened to Jason? (PROMO)

This week on ABC’s General Hospital look for the news of Jason (Steve Burton) being buried under the rubble in the cave explosion on Cassadine Island to have a ripple effect for his family and loved ones.

In the latest promo, Drew (Cameron Mathison) looks to deliver that news to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and her new beau, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna).  Then, Anna (Finola Hughes) delivers Jason’s fate to Sonny (Maurice Benard) as food goes a-flying! Finally, Britt (Kelly Thiebaud) has the task to report to Carly (Laura Wright) what happened to Carly’s bestie and almost husband!

How will Carly get through losing Jason and as she gets closer to the truth that Nina (Cynthia Watros) and Sonny had a romantic past and lingering feelings for each other, while the two were in Nixon Falls?  Will it all be too much for her to bear?

What will happen with Sam, now that Jason is gone, Drew is back ,and she is a new relationship with Dante?

Then, who will become Sonny’s hitman with no Jason around?  These are major questions left to be answered with the departure of the character of Jason from the GH canvas.

So, let us know what you think the fallout will be when Jason’s loved ones learn what happened to him? Do you think GH plans to recast the role, given that the pandemic is not going away anytime soon? Let us now via the comment section, but first check out ‘said’ ABC promo below.

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Steve Burton and Bradford Anderson Share Disagreement with Each Other Over Vaccine Mandate; Will Continue ‘Stone Cold and the Jackal’ Shows In 2022

On the latest episode of their That’s Awesome podcast with Steve and Bradford, released over the Thanksgiving holiday, General Hospital’s Bradford Anderson (Spinelli) and Steve Burton (Ex-Jason Morgan) took some moments to address how Steve’s decision to not adhere to the ABC and GH Covid-19 vaccine mandate (which caused the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star to be let go from the show) would affect their live shows, podcasts, content moving forward, as well as if it has caused a riff in their friendship.

When addressing listeners of the podcast, Anderson shared the the two would continue on with their projects, but that he disagreed with Burton’s decision to not follow the GH vaccine mandate.

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Bradford expressed: “If you know us, and know are brand, if you will, it’s built on friendships, and like all friends, we have disagreements.  I disagree with Steve’s decision and he knows that. But over are years of friendships, we have had plenty of discussions about this and other topics, and sometimes we agree and sometimes we don’t, but at the end of the day we are still friends.”

Steve added: “We usually don’t get into decisive things on the show.  Look, I have a right to believe in what I want, and you have a right to believe in what you want, and that’s what makes this country great and we have never been about division.”  In addition, Steve was clear that he has not agreed to any interviews at this time on the subject of his exit, and that he is already moving on, sharing: “I am just grateful for my time at General Hospital and the people and the friendships I have made there, especially with the fans.  I have had an incredible life. Listen, I’m OK. I’m at peace. I ‘m moving forward and I am excited about it.  Like I said in my video, when one door closes, multiple doors open, and that’s what happened already.  I’ve gotten a lot of requests for interviews that I don’t want to do, because I don’t want division … that’s the bottom line.”

Look for Anderson and Burton to hit the road in 2022 and continue with their successful Stone Cold and the Jackal live comedy show and appearances.

What did you think about how Steve and Bradford addressed their disagreement on the vaccine mandate within the podcast? Will you be seeing Steve and Bradford live if they come to your town in 2022? Comment below.

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Breaking News

Steve Burton Confirms His Exit From General Hospital

Steve Burton has spoken and after so much speculation, the two-time Daytime Emmy-winning star has confirmed he is out as General Hospital’s Jason Morgan.

In his post on his Instagram account on Tuesday, Steve shared that he was let go by the ABC daytime drama series due to their vaccine mandate and that even though he applied for medical and religious exemptions those were denied.  Thus, he has to exit his role.

In story, viewers saw on Monday, that Jason is MIA from being under the rubble of the cave that collapsed in Jason’s attempt to apprehend Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

In his post, Burton shared the following: “I know there has been a lot of rumors and speculations about me and General Hospital and I wanted you to hear it from me, personally. Unfortunately, General Hospital has let me go because of the vaccine mandate. I did apply for my medical and religious exemptions and both of those were denied, which, you know, hurts, but, this is also about personal freedom to me. I don’t think anyone should lose their livelihood over this. But with that being said, you know me. I’ll always be grateful for my time at General Hospital I love it there. I grew up there. I grew up with some of you, so I will always be grateful and I believe when one door closes multiple doors open. That’s always been my perspective, so I am excited to see what the future brings. ”

Steve went on to say, “Maybe one day when these mandates are lifted, I can return and finish my career as Jason Morgan. That would be an honor, and if not, I am going to take this amazing experience, move forward and be forever grateful. I have got to say, that I am forever grateful for your love and your support over the years. It means so much to me. Thank you. I don’t know when my last airdate is. It may have aired or it might be tomorrow or the next day. I am not sure. I want you guys to have an awesome Thanksgiving. I know it is hard, maybe, in this type of situation to be thankful or grateful, but we have so many things to be thankful about. Being grateful really is the key. Love you guys.”

The popular actor began his run as GH’s Jason Quartermaine back in 1991. Later in 1995, after a car accident he had a major personality shift and became Jason Morgan. Burton went to Y&R to play Dylan McAvoy for a four-year stint from 2013-2017, before heading back to his home at GH.

A source close to the show told Deadline that Burton’s last tape date was October 27th.

You can watch Steve’s video announcement below on his GH departure.

So, how do you feel about Steve being let go from GH? Do you hope Steve can return at some point? Share your thoughts via the comment section below,

 

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