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Patient Six Reveals Himself As Jason To Sonny & They Hug It Out, As Steve Burton and Maurice Benard Bring Their Undeniable Connection Back To GH!

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For decades, General Hospital viewers watched the dangerous escapades of best buds, Jason and Sonny.  In real life, Steve Burton (Patient Six) has always mentioned in interviews and in social media, how much Maurice Benard (Sonny) has been an undeniable force in his life as a mentor and good friend.

On Wednesday’s episode, and after five years, Burton and Benard shared scenes together, as Patient Six/”Jason” and Sonny. In story, Sonny and Patient Six are armed and hold guns on one another at Sonny’s safe house.  Sonny asks him who he is, and Patient Six claims he is Jason.  Sonny asks where he’s been if he’s Jason, because five years is a very long time to be away from his loved ones.

That is when Patient Six reveals it hasn’t felt like five years to him, and that all he knows is he woke up in a Russian clinic after being drugged and held captive.  He feels it’s been just a few months since he is been away from Port Charles, yet when he came back everything has changed. Six reveals that the clinic is where he met Ava Jerome (Maura West), and that he attempt to reach out to Sonny by calling him.

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Six explains to Sonny he has no idea who kept him captive, and who perpetrated all of this on him, but that Ava did help him escape. Next, an emotional Six reveals he came back to Port Charles only to find Sam (Kelly Monaco) with another guy who is going by the name of Jason Morgan (Billy Miller).  He goes over all his moves once he got back to Port Charles, including finding out Sam is married to some guy that everyone thinks is him.  Six goes on to say that he was filled in by Ava that the guy had reconstructive surgery. Sonny informs Six it is more complicated. There is DNA proof and scans from before “Jason’s” surgery showing his old face.  Six pleads to Sonny that he is the real Jason!

Things get emotional when Six begs Sonny to believe him.  He goes so far as to say says that he would never have left Sonny willingly, or turned his back on him to start a media company.  He disappeared after he was shot in the back and was presumed dead.  Sonny puts down his gun, and says he believes he is Jason, and extends his arm for a handshake.  Next, Sonny and Jason share a hug; both with tears welling up it their eyes.

So, what did you think of the “Jason” and Sonny reunion? Do you think Six will be the real Jason or will he be Drew, the twin? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Ann Marie
Ann Marie

The reunion was great ! He HAS To be Jason.. I Don’t think fans will accept anything else. I like the current Jason too but Steve is it !

Steve
Steve

Jason is the true love of Sonny’s life.

I’m sure many commenters here threw up just a little bit when Six called Sonny his brother. He’ll find out off screen what Sonny did to his actual brother, as if that matters.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

AND….they should just go there FFS a d leave Carly and Mumbles out of it.

Let them open a B&B, maybe a Tapas bar and live the life they were meant to live. Jason is the only one who can stabilize St Sonny from his moods and So NY is the only one who doesn’t mind the thirty year parade of black tees.

You do you, boys! You do you!

k/kay
k/kay

Jason hated AJ I thought he was the one who killed him when Billy Warlick was in the part! The real Jason only cared about Lila he might throw Monica a bone now and then but he never showed affection after the accident.

Celia
Celia

Awwww, was Six ‘cold’ to Monica, Kay? Did he show affection to everyone else? ‘Stonecold’ is a harsh word, and since I did not know Jason1, I assumed he was icy to everyone.
I am not seeing that frigidity in Six. All I see is pain in his eyes…..a man whose emotions are kept at bay through contolled will-power.
But, human, nonetheless. I like Six….I like what I see; even his loyalty to Sonny, albeit I don’t like it, I admire that in a person.

Steve
Steve

Initially after the accident, Jason bonded with Ned, but that went away after he found out Ned covered for AJ. Jason also maintained a close relationship with Emily.

Francesca Bruno
Francesca Bruno

I don’t think Jason was so black and white.
I agree with Shay when she described him as not registering.

I never thought he lost all feeling, but that he was caught up in a distorted view of himself and his role on life due to his trauma.

Celia
Celia

Oh, yeah, Steve. The irony stings. Brother, my, uhmm ….backside.
Did I not say it eould be puke-worthy.
Of course, the first meeting, after five years had to be with Sonny. Oh, wait….I can answer that. Six is protecting his womenfolk?? I guess it does make sense to see Sonny first, considering Fric and Frac are after him. Six needs the savior’s help.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….As far as Jason’s regards for Monica, I wouldn’t go so far as to call them cold, so much as “non-registering.” He came off like a cyborg, just a total blank slate where feelings should have been present, but they hadn’t been programmed in…it’s as if there were a “vacancy” sign flashing in place of his emotions.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Right again Celia. Plus it gave Sonny a chance to trash newJason with barbs like, “this guy may have good intentions but he just isn’t you.” THIS GUY? Would that be the guy who’s saved your life or risked his own for you how many times? Sonny is both ignorant and ungrateful.

Celia
Celia

@Soaphound.
Hello, Soaphound,
I just want you to know that I did answer you….a lengthy paragraph….I guess, the moderators did not think it appropriate. LOL. I was pretty graphic at one point. Naughty of me…oopsies?!
So, I will give you the precis form:
I said thst I found it strange that Sonny or anyone did not question New Jason’s voice, his eyes ( no two organs are exactly the same) etc….not even twins…..And, mostly, how can neither Liz nor Sam not be aware of certain nuances and differences when intimate??
I am not buying this, albeit I have a new respect for Burton….his acting, his persona, his devil may care attitude with a twist—-emotion.

Shay
Shay

My, oh my, you are SO naughty, CeeCeeGirl! (Well, you may count yourself in fine company as I responded to your “king-sized bed” comment of the other day with a saucy quip about a “Sam sandwich,” and it didn’t go down a treat either! LOL.) However, the good news is that your (here unseen) post from this thread landed in my inbox earlier today, and yes, I completely concurred with your observations…here we go again, indeed! Plus ca change, plus ca change!!!! I actually commented a day or so ago regarding your very remarks in reference to the age discrepancies of a number of GH couples….Anna/Finn, Ava/Griffin, and yes, the most obvious example, but, alas, my sentiments never made it online…Seems that only those who breathlessly champion and vigorously applaud May-December romances featuring shamelessly indiscreet sexcapades (ad nauseam…) get to endlessly pontificate on this subject…no matter how unrealistically and ridiculously they are portrayed. After this week’s beautifully touching engagement scene between Laura and Kevin, my great hope is that in the future we’ll be seeing more classy representations of adult relationships in the Port Charles sphere like their charming love story (emphasis on the word, “love”…not to mention, the notions of mutual respect and admiration….) and much less of the repetitious, randy rumpy-pumpy of the perpetually adolescent Alexis and Julian…(Lordy, Lordy, can you just imagine the carnal combustions that will be unleashed between those sex-starved libertines once he is sprung from Pentonville??? Mothers, lock up your kids, because those two can and will be going at it with their x-rated excitations anytime, anyplace, considering their complete lack of self-control…guaranteed!!!!) Having said that, at least we’ll have Laura and Kevin’s upcoming wedding, the compelling “Q a Deux” mystery,and Steve Burton’s riveting turn as “The Individual” to keep our attentions diverted from the aforementioned atrocious amorous activities of Port Charles’ oldest pair of teenagers!!!!! Thank goodness for that!

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Oh, and yes….as I said on my invisible post ( LOL), Laura and Kevin; class exemplar. She looked stunning. Kevin? Hot !!
I love this couple to pieces.

Jovin
Jovin

I gagged a little during this scene. Maybe it’s because we just had the same scene play out when “Jason” returned as Billy Miller. I don’t know why countless regimes think that viewers love and appreciate these two and the “bond” they share. Sonny robbed Jason of his life!!! I wish ONE single writer with any sort of clarity or moral compass would be allowed into the writers room at GH so us LONGTIME, REAL fans of this show could get some pay off too! Sonny took a brain damaged kid, capitalized on the fact that he was estranged from his family, willingly and even gleefully made that estrangement bigger, and turned a kid with a promising future as a doctor into a cold blooded ruthless killer. He murdered Jason’s brother in cold blood. Through his mob activity, Sonny is indirectly responsible for the deaths of most of Jason’s family. Sonny did Jason no favours. Sonny would turn his back on Jason in a heartbeat, while he expects ultimate loyalty. Sonny did NOTHING for Jason other than ruin his life and the life of his family. This is what the show acts like is such a grand bromance, or whatever they write it as. It’s disgusting is what it is, to watch two middle aged men crying and hugging it out when they are both unrepentant murderers!! Where’s the rooting value?? Sonny sat there telling Jason who was still alive, but failed to mention someone who has returned but since been brutally murdered….that would be Jason’s brother AJ. Jason, in all ways, should hate and despise and loathe Sonny for destroying his life! My fantasy GH is Jason waking up one morning, putting on a cardigan sweater, and reporting for work as a doctor at GH. Jason wanted to be a doctor and save lives! Jason should be the de facto Steve Hardy of this show! Not running around playing Jason Bourne and murdering people! All my Sonny hatred aside, I am VERY impressed with the long term, umbrella plotting of this story! These writers must have sat down with a LARGE story board and really meticulously wrote this out! Kudos!!

Satan
Satan

The only two people who ever robbed Jason of his life were:

1) AJ the drunken idiot – when he bashed Jason’s head into a tree in a speeding car, forcing him to lose all memory of his previous life.

2) Faison – when he shot Jason, kicked him into the harbor, and then apparently fished him out and shipped him off to Russia where he was drugged and held hostage for the past five years, during which an impostor took over his life.

Trey
Trey

BTW – this is a soap opera… it’s not real. stop trying to understand why they act differently than real people…

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Good post, Jovin. I agree with most of what you said.But I’ve had a love/hate relationship with Sonny and Jason. If I DIDN’T know their history I’d say it truly was a great BRO romance. But knowing the history, watching them together from the beginning of their journey for years…it is beyond despicable how Sonny molded Jason’s devoid-of emotional-attachment, rebellious mind (after the accident) into his right hand man. In a sense, what he did was no different than what Helena did to “Jake”…programming him to be a hit man. The irony is Sonny and Carly actually love Jason yet don’t think they’ve screwed up his life. That’s the maddening part. Nor does Sam. The woman who loves him should have sided with the Qs all along, should have tried to bring Jason back to the Quartermaine’s and encouraged him to get to know his family again. But, she too, was portrayed as rebellious (was so much so with Alexis at the beginning, but eventually gave her mom a chance and developed a very loving mother/daughter relationship.) But Sam was all about adventure and the con game when she fell in love with Jason and lived for the adventure and the rush of danger, too. I do think GH is firing on all cyclinders! The story has been exciting and emotional for many of us who have been watching for years and feel the power of Jason’s emotions as he rediscovers his life. Today’s episode (when he burst through the ceiling, was soap opera gold in my opinion). The look on Jason (Steve Burton’s Jason) face when he saw Sam being drugged…his instinct to protect her at all costs was fantastic…and crashing through the sky roof was a great way for the returned Jason to “make his entrance.” But I do hate that he has every intention of going back to Sonny and Carly; that he will be their “enforcer” again. No doubt he’s great at the job…but it’s a complete letdown that he’ll be back to putting his life on the line for these two selfish beings (Sonny and Carly) who claim to love him but welcome his protection, knowing that he risks his own life each time he does. Sickening. LOL. I don’t think it matters that they’re “middle-aged” men crying and hugging it out. In spite of it all I liked their reunion. Very well done. One of these “twins” is the real Jason Morgan. But,is the “real” Jason who was going to be a doctor or the “real” one who was in the car accident? One might have been Jason; the other Drew. Both under the same name. When all is discovered, will Jason Morgan go back to Sonny and Jason/Drew continue to be the family man…will he go back to the Q fold? Did he ever know them or was he programmed to think he was raised by them? The latter seems to be straddling both worlds; he longs for stability and a peaceful, less… Read more »

Soaphound
Soaphound

Agreed, Jovin. And how about Sonny’s disloyalty to new Jason, referring to him as “this guy” who “just isn’t you”. Didn’t Billy/Jason just risk his life for Sonny again on the bridge, for the umpteenth time? Does anyone ever question Sonny’s ingratitude and disloyalty?

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Soaphound…I couldn’t agree more! I noticed that too…”this guy”, etc. Whoever Billy Miller’s character is…he’s risked his life for Sonny over and over again since he’s been in their lives. The man was just in a coma because he accompanied Sonny to a meeting…and he went with him AGAIN when Sonny got the note, ready to put himself at risk again, AFTER saying he was done with the business and could no longer take any risks…

Although it’s been said over and over again that all three, Sonny, Carly and Sam felt that Jason was “different” than they remember him, they all supposedly love him. To brush him aside like Sonny did, even though I GET that he’s shocked and thrilled to have “his” Jason back, he should have still showed more empathy/friendship when speaking of Billy’s Jason.

To top it off, Sonny will welcome back Jason Morgan as his “enforcer”…with no regard once again to putting his life at risk…even though he was thought dead…killed…working for Sonny.

I know you don’t like this story or Steve Burton’s return, but even with my “dismay” at certain aspects I just wrote I still think it’s been fantastic and I do look forward to it. I think Burton’s been doing great work! (And I’m loving Anna and Finn!)

Jacob
Jacob

I am really enjoying this story, but it would really truly suck if Patient Six isn’t really Jason. And I don’t even particularly like the character. 🙂 Let Jason be Jason and let the other one be Drew. I’ promise as a fan to hand wave any inconsistencies from what we know about Billy Miller’s Jason and just move on.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Seems like the “reunion” should have been more dramatic somehow.

Jimh
Jimh

‘.I can feel the love tonight’-lol

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

ROFL!!

Well it is enough for this wide eyed wander who cleaned and loaded two guns as his way of saying “I missed you”

jaybird369
jaybird369

Jim…HA HA…LOVE IT!!!!!

Softjohn
Softjohn

I knew the “new Jason” was an imposter from minute one. Now that the real Jason has returned home, it time for every wrong to be right once again and to see how the rest of the Port Charles community will react to the news!

Mickey
Mickey

I sobbed. I’m so loving Steve Burton’s return. Though I do hope Sam chooses Billy Miller’s Jason in the end. lol It’s certainly going to bring some good storylines with it. Especially since Sam has a child with each of them.

aria
aria

i hope the show doesn’t try to complicate things and do a switch out and have steve burton be drew and billy miller the ‘real’ JASON, lets just have it play out as it is right now, as for the reunion with steve and maurice, i felt both actors were so real in that embrace/hug, you could tell it was real, i feel the show is on a roll right now. great job everyone.

Celia
Celia

I thought the same thing, Aria. It would not surprise me for TPTB to hit us with a sudden, last-minute switch. It’s their Modus Operandi.

Shay
Shay

Well, it was certainly Ron C.’s “m.o.,” CeeCeeGirl! He couldn’t abide it when we unspun his tangled webs before the bitter end, so we know he often changed them up midplotline just to stick it to clever viewers who were already ahead of the game. I should hope such will not be the case this time around though…in order for this tale to truly resonate, it must be logical and plausible…not tortured and completely nonsensical like the “Clusterfluke” debacle proved to be….

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Hey, Shay….really quickly, here….going “trick or treating”..,,..
Are we to believe that Patient Six is an experiment? Did I understand that correctly?
Also, by today’s episode, Andre and Klein are not killers….they have a heart? No matter….they are still doing something illegal.
Perhaps, I wasn’t too far out when I said Valentin was involved or knew something? Is Patient Six Nicholas, afterall, as I, and others thought?
The Experiment: reconstructive surgery and transplantation of original Jason’s brain into Patient Six? Alas…I don’t know what I’m saying. LOL. Getting frustrated, amica cara.

Soaphound
Soaphound

It’s just as I feared. Burton is the almighty Jason and Sonny will make Billy Miller’s Jason an enemy and interloper, despite his saving Sonny’s life multiple times. We know the facts don’t support that, as Jake Doe had no desire to be Jason. But they’ll probably forget that and shaft Billy just so the favorite child Burton gets his way. I’m one step closer to abandoning this mess, but I hope–faintly–that someone will keep a cool head and place the blame where it belongs…Andre or Helena or whoever. Maybe that sexy Dr. Klein could even be redeemed. I just feel bad for Billy M. and his fans right now. But, hope springs eternal.

Patrick
Patrick

“…Maybe that sexy Dr. Klein could even be redeemed. ”

yeah, Anna needs a lover… it can’t be Finn

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Nor Dr. Klein.

Celia
Celia

Yes, Patrick…agreed. Anna needs a man, a lover….not a son. Gene Farber is 38, I think?
At the risk of being called ageist for the umpteenth time by Lord knows “whose name” will object ( and I don’t care), Anna is getting up there with Alexis—exactly my mother’s age. It’s a soap, yeah….a dash of reality is appreciated now and then.
Methinks the child-play is ‘discordant’—Grow up, I say. Silly.
I am not into that much age difference between lovers, married or not. And, yes it is my opinion….
Anna is a very vibrant woman, and these shenanigans between her and Finn aren’t even cute….pathetic, actually.
I cannot see either playing adolescent fools. Maybe Anna…yeah, I can see her joking around….Finn? Hmmmm.
I love ME, but, Finn is a stiff. His bones do not bend…..I cannot see him in a comic stint.
You are right about truncating this abstract concept of him and Anna coming together by sheer accident, chasing stupid, nonsensical, fabricated circumstances. I FFed through all their Paris scenes, and then some.
I don’t see all the swooning over Dr. Klein, either. He needs to go back to ‘Redland’ …..there’s a spot for him next to Ivan the Terrible.

Harry
Harry

Well, for me age is all relative. Sometimes it really does matter and sometimes it does not.
For instance, I just feel Ava is too old for Griffin. This isn’t based on any knowledge of Maura West’s chronological age, but on the way the woman carries herself–mannerisms, boxy body language, her over all presence.
But here’s the rub–I don’t think Anna is too old for Griffin or for Finn for that matter and Finola Hughes is about ten years older than Maura West. I think it’s because Anna has this eternal sense of coolness about her. I can’t really put it into words and of course this is just my opinion so it’s subjective.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hahah…Really, Patrick? I LOVE Anna and Finn! And they’re starting to have feelings for each other! Honestly…they’re fast becoming my favorite couple even though they’ve barely begun.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I also love how art imitates life more and more in soaps. FINALLY women are dating younger men…as men have always done. And soaps are reflecting it. Ironically, Will DeVry and Alexis .have a similar age difference with his real life relationship. He’s 49 and his long-time live-in girlfriend, actress Rebecca Staab, is 56. And now Laura Wright, 47, is dating 40-year-old Wes Ramsey. Now let’s solidify the ties between Finn and Anna! (he’s so much more alive and attractive with her than Hayden; never felt the chemistry between those two.)

Celia
Celia

You are entitled to say anything you you feel, Patrick….it is your opinion, my friend—-express it without reservation.
I go off the perimeters, unabashedly, at times, but I am cut off at the knees—and so I should be. But, nothing you say crosses any boundary.
I love your comments–whether I agree or not.
However, I agree….Finn and Anna are a wash for me……nonetheless, you know the soap gods are going there.
I am waiting for the day Hayden returns with Finn’s kid.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey, Harry. I agree with you in theory. I don’t think it’s that Maura (the actress) looks older…it’s her Ava persona. Very sophisticated, the way she holds her drink, that femme fatale aura. It’s also the way her character dresses. Anna’a always seen in very casual clothes..very hip, casual. Ava’s always in a tight dress (who wears those anymore??? So, it’s more the “image.”

Where I DO think the actual look of the two people involved was really too difficult for me to get passed is Kristina/Parker. Not because of the years between them. It’s just that Lexi looks 12. Same thing with Kristen Alderson. Can you imagine her being Parker’s lover? But then you take Kelly Thiebaud (Britt). When she first appeared on GH she was the same age as Lexi/Kristen are now. She was in her 20s. I could see her with Parker because it didn’t look like child/adult. (I mentioned this on Lexi/Parker exit page.)

In the end, it doesn’t matter what it looks like to anyone, as long as the two people are of legal age and they connect. They don’t need anyone’s approval in real life…LOL…they need it more so in fantasyland if enough viewers protest and it effects ratings.

What’s great about love and infatuation and that flirty thing you feel when you meet someone new, or reconnect, or feel something that wasn’t there to begin with someone you’ve known… is that you can feel it til the day you die. At any age. It’s one of the best feelings in being alive.

Harry
Harry

Yes, Rebecca, the martini swirling Ava presence–that’s it exactly. She’s kind of a throwback to the 1940’s cinema dame. Think Barbara Stanwyck meets Lana Turner. I have grown to appreciate Maura West.
I do love Finn and Anna. They look like siblings and Finola Hughes is such a gifted actress she pulls of looking confused and surprised that she’s actually experiencing real attraction for the man.
I swear Finola Hughes would have chemistry with a Chia pet.

su0000
su0000

Waiting to see Helena and Nikolas, again.

All the crazy hypothesis , some irrational, as to who is Jason/twins has become overwhelming tiresome.
The board, subject lines read like the National Enquire/cheap tabloid Sensationalism headlines ahaaa!
(like 300lb woman not fat she’s carrying 52 babies stuff bwahaa crazy stuff … Much the same as some of the 2Jason board stuff gone crazy)

Nothing is as it seems at this point in time, we’re being lead into a false directions.
We’re being lead into believing that stone cold is Jason and Franco is not relevant as to being the twin, all so they can give us a huge twist the big whopper shocker.

The fans are the pawns in this game ..
Fans calling Billy’s Jason Drew, really they care calling him Drew– they are being so trolled bwahaaa!
Bottom line; It has just begun, nothing is as it seems ..

And.. they have sooooo much cement make up on SBu that his face would crack if he laughs. It looks really bad on a 6o” tv, whew!

su0000
su0000

To add;
This time Helena is Not involved..
People need to think out of the box.
Too many are holding onto history what was, not what now is.

Helena never gave Sonny or his people a thought and that includes Sam’s husband Jason. They were nothing to Helena.
What/who was in the Cassidine clinic on ice was not Jason, but to be a Jason.
Why? a Cassidine soldier, a he-man, but most likely not actually Jason.
Helena and the Cassadines could give a crap about Jason and the Cassadines not involved Jason, and that is thinking out of the box; an example 🙂
Again; nothing is as it seems ..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

That’s not true, su0000. Sam is Alexis’s daughter. Helena hated Alexis because she is the daughter of Helena’s husband (who cheated on her with Alexis’s mother).. She then, if you recall, put a curse on Sam and smiled knowingly…as if she was keeping a secret. And Helena is the one who likes to play mind games…so…you never know.

If everyone recalls Heather Weber mentioned (not sure WHO she mentioned it to or if she was talking out loud) … that there was another Quartermanine out there that nobody knew about. She announced that in the Q living room when Edward died. Perhaps Helena had one of the twins all along…or took one hostage at another time and used her mind control so that both twins think he’s Jason.

Still think it’s a cool story line (whether it’s been done before in various forms on other shows or not.) I’m “diggin'” it!

su0000
su0000

hi Rebecca1 ..
No matter who knew whom and were involved back when..
Helena never gave notice to Sonny’s people including Jason..
I doubt Helena is involved in this one.

Helena always had bigger game than Jason would be.
She cursed Sam but piddly stuff still never gave her notice of Jason.
This is whole different game and not Helenas..

ppsssstttt c’mer, secret- Franco is a twin 😉

su0000
su0000

OK–
Hear Ye hear ye !!
I proclaim;

SBu is Not Jason or a Quartermain nor the twin. he is Drew.

Billy/Jason Is a Quartermain twin.

Franco is a Quartermain twin.

Helena is Not involved.

AND–If I am wrong you can give me a nuggy LOL ..

Me, and 3 friends have passed the word, Franco is a Quartermain twin, we are the Only ones that have come to that conclusion, the only ones that believe it, and we are telling it. eventho nobody believes us LOL !

OK– that’s my hypothesis and I’m sticking to it ..

su0000
su0000

0ooh I needed a correct button..
ment to say..
SBu IS stone cold but he is not a Quartermain nor a twin..
(( he is odd man out , suspect he is Drew))

Satan
Satan

Let me state, for the record, that Helena Cassidine is back in Hell where she belongs. We’re not letting her escape again. Now that doesn’t mean she didn’t collaborate with Faison and/or her former brother in law Victor at some point during the last 5 years, because they were holding Drew as a popsicle in that other clinic, and told Robin that he was Jason in order to thaw him out, along with Helena & Stavros.

But when the investigation into the Russian clinic begins, they won’t find Helena at the end of that road. And they won’t find Victor, as he’s busy in Salem these days. But Faison’s fingerprints are all over this.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Hey su…I think it’s a good theory…and I would have loved Franco to have been a Quartermaine back when he and everyone else thought he was. But, Steve Burton’s Jason and Billy Miller’s Burton have the same DNA and when Spinelli did a facial recognition (or whatever he did to try to reconstruct Jake/Jason’s “before” look) he came up with Jason (Steve Burton’s face. I think.) So, to say it again…it’s a soap, LOL, so maybe all these things were tampered with and the DNA and the face really belongs to Franco. Could be. I’m open to all possibilities! I think it’s been great so far! Lovin’ it.

Celia
Celia

Hey, su,
Thanks for the synopsis. You were the only one to agree with me…or vice versa…when I/ we said Franco was one of the twins. Drew was not his little childhood frien, but his brother.
His character is too enmeshed in this story, for Franco not to be a very significant part of the plot/story.
On the other hand, am I to understand that Jason1and Jason2 ‘were’ identical, when switched?
Therefore, because of Billy’s Jason altered face ( reconstructive surgery), he looks different.
I think this makes the most sense because of the DNA match ( the variable is miniscule)…unless Helena ( Satan’s explanation is robust–Helena did her dirty work before joining Satan in Hell) or whomever, either fudged the results, or Billy’s Jason was infused with Six’s blood, way back when.
If truth be told, I am not putting any faith or stock into TPTB, as their premise changes with each breath they take.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Hey Su…

I have another theory…see at bottom of page under Rose’s comment.

Celia
Celia

You were right, su. Helena is not involved.
BUT—I was right about the memories. If you read my comment, way back when….I said Helena transferred Jason1’s memories into Jason2.
….only difference–it was not by Helena’s hand but by Andre’s.
Satan said Helena is in hell—always trust Satan, LOL. If that’s not the best example of an oxymoron, I don’t know what is.
No brain transplantation, as I recently claimed, I guess. Just memories, as I originally thought.
Another mistake we both made, was thinking Franco was the twin. So, is Franco who he really is, or “something” else?

Harry
Harry

Suoo, you know what really cracks me up? Whenever a character has to explain something implausible or inexplicable, they say one word, “Helena.”
The other day Sonny tried to explain to Jason how it is Jake is alive.
Basically Sonny said,”Helena” to which Jason responded,”Oh. Say no more.”

Celia
Celia

Key word there, SuzieQ: Irrational !!

Dee
Dee

Steve Burton is the real Jason Morgan and was Drew as a kid.
Billy Miller is imposter Jason Morgan and was Jason Quartermaine as a kid.
Their personalities totally match that scenario.
They are identical twins with Alan Quartermaine being their father, their dna will prove that.
Sam will choose Jason Quartermaine (Billy Miller) cuz he’s safest for her family.
Franco is of no relation but shared a few years as a kid with Drew (steve burton).
I can’t see how people think Helena has no involvement with jason.
She had him, we saw that in scenes with Robin, we saw the scarecrow scenes, she kidnapped Jasons son jake for years, she cursed sam who is the daughter of a Cassadine.

su0000
su0000

Hi Celia ..
haaa! No, not at all Irrational ,, detective work lol ..
Steve was not brought back to be Jason ”Quartermain”. he was brought back as a different/twisted character a character that is not ‘Jason Quartermain Morgan’ but he is Stone Cold and will remain to be the Stone Cold character.
Most likely he is Drew and his name changed to Jason.

The twins will be Franco and Billy/Jason.
Heather was deeply involved with the Q’s and her cousin Susan and the babies, including her baby born near in time with Susans twins, and it was Heather working her baby switching that notoriously she excels in when giving baby to Betsy.
Heather has long said Franco is a Q .. And Scotty doesn’t want Franco to go there.
Susan was seeing Frank Smith the ruthless mob guy and it’s his DNA in stonecold that gives him his stone cold skills..

I/we do not see Helena in this one, nope.
She is the usual suspect in every plot as this one, but not this time, for once.

Steve is Stone Cold but not a Quartermain not a twin.
Billy is Jason a Q twin
Franco is a Q twin.

0ohh well, time will tell .. I’m ready to get a noogie haaa!!

su0000
su0000

Hi Rebecca-
About the DNA match.
Carly had B/Jason’s sample run against Stone cold’s DNA in the criminal records database from when Jason was arrested back before he died.
Whomever went to all trouble to have everyone believe their Jason was thee Jason so they most certainly would have erased Stone Cold’s DNA and inserted Billy/Jason’s DNA in the criminal records database .
They knew a DNA test would be requested, of course.
LOL it’s not Helena ..

Harry
Harry

My hair hurts.
Will the real Jason Morgan please stand up? Dee, if one of the Jasons starts sporting a Christmas sweater around the holiday season, I guess we will have our answer as to which Jason is Stonecold and which Jason is Jason Q.
I think your theory will turn out to be true. That is, Burton’s Jason is Stonecold and Miller’s Jason is Jason Quartermain and they were switched after AJ wrapped their car around the tree.

su0000
su0000

hi Celia..
Here is thing lol
Nobody knew Susan had twins but Heather and the nurse she sold one to right after delivery..
Alan never knew Susan had twins and Susan didn’t know she had twins..
After Susan delivered the 1st twin she passed out and then the 2nd baby was born, she never knew she had twins..
As for them being identical twins, they were never together to know and even Heather wouldn’t know if identical because hard to see/know with just delivered newborns ..

ahh yes! Heather is way into this one! I like that LOL
Helena is not involved in this tale..nawww … you think???

Dee
Dee

All the fuss Sonny was making to Burton that they had the DNA test done on Miller and it was a match for Jason. You know everyone will say the same thing.
New DNA tests will prove Burton & Miller to be identical twins.
Then they will say they don’t know who Jake and Danny’s father is, cuz they’re both a match with the same DNA , with apparently similar brain damage.
I think they need to start lookin at bullet wounds. How many times has Burton been shot over the years, surely they can’t have matching bullet wounds.
And then to prove Burton was Drew as a kid, it will come down to that broken rib he sustained as a kid when Franco threw him down the stairs.
And Harry, you’re totally right that the proof of Billy Miller being Jason Quartermaine will come down to the Christmas sweater he sports at Christmas (ROFL).,,,

Steve
Steve

When Burton was announced as coming back to the show, I suggested the switch took place after the 90’s car accident with AJ. What makes sense (I know this is a soap) is are two switches, first with AJ, then after the Faison incident.

Frank and Shelly have said there would be nine months of story around Burton’s return. Everyone could assume Miller is Andrew, but after some therapy with Kevin, he’d start to regain childhood memories of Jason Quartermaine. Burton, who is Andrew, gained his defense/fighting ability after being bullied as a toddler by Franco.

Shay
Shay

@CeeCee….The only thing that gives me great pause to consider for a fraction of a second that Steve Burton’s character may not be the original Stonecold is the intensity with which the actor is playing his role. One can see the raw emotion in his eyes and palpably sense the deep anguish in his soul, and that was so not a part of Burton’s original repertoire when he previously played Jason. Then there was a flatness and almost complete lack of human warmth or passion with his character, even around those he loved. Whilst he was nearly automaton-like in his quickness to anger and appetite for revenge, there was never any softness or lovable vulnerability attached to his persona. That’s not to say that he didn’t care deeply for Sam, Liz, his sons, Spinelli and egads, yes, Sonny and Carly, because he always came through for those with whom he developed a kinship and had a demonstrably strong desire to protect, but it was a very emotionally-detached sort of love and commitment which was always explained away by his so-called brain damage. I guess you had to see it to understand it….hence I’m not sure if what we are witnessing today is a concerted effort by Steve Burton to differentiate his before and after Stonecolds or if he is purposely playing this character as an ambiguous being who will leave at least some vestige of lingering doubts as to his true identity down the line despite all indications now being that he is who he seems to be. Then again, perhaps all this really comes down to is that the actor has simply matured and is more skilled at his craft now than he was during his previous GH stint, meaning his time in Genoa City stretching his acting abilities was well spent and has something to do with his obvious change for the better in his current “Jason” portrayal. Stay tuned…

Celia
Celia

@su0000.
Hi, su,
As you know, I learn much of GH’s history from all of you…..I do have a few ideas and theories…but only from what I see myself presently.
I don’t think Helena had anything to do with the baby switch….’howevah’, I think she is neck-deep in this switch ( which, by the by, there must have been more than one…I count three)
I do believe Robin had a hand in this, as well ( unaware there were two Jasons).
I am sure Robin tried to help, in whatever capacity.
But, I have learned in these three years that you are hardly ever wrong. I respect your opinion, SuzieQ.

Celia
Celia

@Shay.
Amazing post, Shaybelle….your words come alive, as you speak of Steve’s Jason.
Automaton is the perfect description–robotic, detached…..lack of human warmth, as you say, is an apt illustration of his persona as old Jason, and to a certain extent, Dylan.
Yes, this change from stonecold to affable demeanor could very well be due to a newfound skill of emoting from within, thus displaying his artistry genuinely and connecting with the viewer.
But, if Jason1 is not exhibiting the characteristcs of the true, “unmoving” sort of thug; then neither is Jason2.
I have yet to see Billy’s Jason not show true emotion and/or compassion.
Is it possible that neither is the real Jason? Stay tuned is right….

Shay
Shay

Thank you so much, mia amica! You know I am a very tough customer when it comes to truly being moved by any soap performance these days, so when one actually merits such praise in my estimation, it certainly isn’t going to be of the faint variety! Compared to his waning moments as the classic anti-Q when many a poster here opined that Steve Burton was merely “phoning it in” and going through those old, familiar Stonecold motions, this newly-minted version of “Jason Morgan?” has been incredibly and forcefully emotive, yet still suitably restrained, in his evocation of those barely-below-the-surface feelings. My guess is that what we have here is both a more seasoned and re-energized actor who is immensely glad to be back on his home turf and is giving this character (and the fans…) his absolute all…whether it be knowingly as the genuine article Jason or in a more nuanced performance playing an ongoing man of might and mystery. Perhaps it will take unraveling the past five years to ascertain exactly what sort of metamorphosis this enigma has undergone before we can say with utter certitude which it shall ultimately be!

Harry
Harry

I sort of enjoyed watching Burton’s Jason peer through the sky lights at his loved ones like lonely Spiderman.
Steve Burton was born to play that guy peering through the window with longing– so close and yet so far.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I like your Spiderman analogy, Harry! The Flash has those moments, as well! Seriously? I LOVED that scene! Burton’s face when he saw Sam being drugged…that love and, his protecting her at all costs…it truly was a super hero moment of a damsel in distress that packed an emotional wallop….

I was going to say “this isn’t your grandmother’s soap” but, in a sense, it is! GH is back (if even for a brief moment) to its “swashbuckling” days of adventure, intrigue, fun… ( if we could JUST get rid of Sonny & Carly) while the tale of Jason/Drew/Franco plays out.

Shay
Shay

That was a truly satisfying and moving moment, Harry! As the ultimate “outsider” who was watching another man assuming his life— complete with his wife!—the stark solitude of Burton’s character lurking above the merriment, along with his painful realization that the long 5-year battle to reclaim what he unwillingly left behind was not yet over but has really only just begun, was unbelievably poignant and heart-rending, although at the same time, hopeful and exciting, as we viewers were left filled with anticipation for come what may….

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

I don’t see the “undeniable connection” indicated in the headline. But I might be biased in the other direction because I burnt out on Sonny and “Stone Cold” about 8 years ago!

Celia
Celia

I am biased right beside you, sonniorsolita, but only for Sonny ( persona non grata)—I was burned-out within the first week; along with Carly.
Believe me, it has been a laborious process for me watching these two day in and day out. I have acido on a daily basis, LOL.
I cannot say the same for “Stonecold” because I do not know him, yet. Perhaps none of you does either, since the aspect of his character was not perceived favorably, by some. In other words–Six may have dropped the one-dimensional countenance of old.
So far so good for me…..awaiting with bated breath to see how he “ambulates” within society.
One drawback….Sam; the damsel in distress who’s not so virginally innocent ( a malaprop would have used quite a different word)…nor of the world. She’s been to Timbuktu and back…
Do people really change that drastically?……Alas…it’s a soap!!

Timmm
Timmm

A BROMANCE GONE WOLD! It was nice. Sonny and and Jason had tears in their eyes. I know exactly what will happen. Jason will lay low in the safe house and Sonny cannot say anything to Carly or Sam because they are in danger. So far, so good!

Timmm
Timmm

Correction: A BROMANCE GONE WILD!

Harry
Harry

For years I have been lamenting about the Jason and Sonny bromance and how it swallowed up the show. So who would thunk I would be all giddy with excitement upon seeing the Sonny and Jason reunion? They do have a powerful chemistry, something I never saw before.
But I have one question–did Jason lift up his right foot when Sonny embraced him?

Jimh
Jimh

Well, i did notice Jason was very happy to see him…lol

Harry
Harry

Jim, I thought that was the gun in his pocket.

Celia
Celia

Oh, my gosh!!!! Your comment just registered with me. I must be slow…..I always skim-read when in a hurry, LOL.
You, my Jimmy, are getting to be as naughty as I. You’re a bad boy!!

rose
rose

Harry…Not so sure I was giddy, but touched. Like you I saw the powerful chemistry between Jason and Sonny, and probably the spillover between Steve and Maurice as friends and actors. And once again Steve was able to show he can be more than a monotone actor, just like he did when he ended his run on Y&R.

Just a thought…if Steve B/Jason/Patient 6 is the real StoneCold Jason, it was his money that Billy/Jason used to buy out what is now Aurora. It must have been a huge amount that he stashed away at least 5 years ago. Forgot how he accumulated this much.

Harry
Harry

Well, Rose, I wasn’t really giddy. I just like the word giddy.

rose
rose

Giddy does have a nice ring to it! 🙂

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hmmm, Harry! I see that smile! 🙂

Shay
Shay

@Harry…I’ve never really envisioned you as the “giddy” type!!! To me, that word is best exemplified in all those “Julexis Junkies” who are over the moon and besides themselves with unfettered glee that their sex-obsessed golden couple is apparently primed and ready for a new round of unremitted ruttings. You know, whilst squeeing with rapture all the way??? Now THAT’S giddy! (And so not you….)

Harry
Harry

Ha–well, I am not, nor have I ever been, a member of the Julexis-Giddy-Junky Club.
On another note, I was really irritated with Nina trying to insert her awkward self into the Jason story last Friday. Lizzy gets shot and is stoic and brave and Nina is marching around trying to make it all about her.
She still doesn’t fit and as to paraphrase OJ Simpson’s Dream Team, if she doesn’t fit, she must quit.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Harry…just the fact that you quoted ANYTHING OJ you lost credibility! Nina was a “tad” freaked, but then again Liz has a lot more experience in hostage situations, Cassadine kidnappings, boyfriends and friends getting kidnapped and has seen quite a few gunshots. Nina, by comparison, has only ripped a child from its womb. LOL. And she was obviously very worried for Liz and tried to help. Go easy on Nina… 😉

Julexis-Giddy-Junky Club? Don’t lump over-zealous fans of this couple in with us “moderates” who simply like the two together. Many don’t see passion between two consulting adults as a bad thing. RIding with unbridled passion…to use the negative animal analogy above (unremitted ruttings), hahahahhaa…is a fantastic thing! Doncha think???

k/kay
k/kay

SB is Jason just his statement would I buy a media outlet ?

Alan
Alan

I can’t wait for the big November sweeps Sonny/Jason wedding.

Tomas Torquemada
Tomas Torquemada

I think they’re both “winters” so they need to avoid pastels and creams. As long as they stick to rich jewel tones they should be fine!

Can Heather officiate? (Any reason for pages for Heather works for me.). Luke could give away St Sonny and Cousin Ned do the same for Stone Cold.

I suggest the weeding party wear bedazzled black tees.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Me too, Alan. lol.

sonniorsolita
sonniorsolita

Alan wins the Internet!

Celia
Celia

You’re the best, Alan…too funny.
I wonder which of them will wear white?

conniemac
conniemac

Gee, I don’t know. If my best friend had been thought dead for five years, and then showed up one day, I’m pretty sure my reaction would be just a little more in depth than Sonny’s. What, no tears??? just that little dinky hug??? Not impressed.

Steve
Steve

Agreed! Don’t know if it was an acting choice on MB’s part, but it was also the first scenes shared by these real life friends in 5 years. While I’m not a fan of the Sonny/Jason focus of the show, let’s give it all we’ve got in those scenes.

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

this was great for a soap opera “back from the dead” moment! LOL…no one blinked twice when Finn walked in with Silas’s face…barely anyone flinched when AJ returned from the dead…Robin returned from the dead…(Elizabeth and Robin were great friends and I don’t even remember if they went for coffee! LOL). It’s just a “hey, wow! you’re alive? wow! glad you’re back!” kinda thing. I don’t recall anyone dropping dead from shock and awe when they all thought Billy Miller as Jason returned.

At least this reunion got to me emotionally…thanks to Steve Burton’s fantastic rendering of a lost man found. For a man (Jason) who has trouble expressing himself he’s wearing his heart on his sleeve (on his face/in his eyes) to perfection.

Josephsaunders@live.com
Josephsaunders@live.com

As a LONG time fan you COULD see thr undeniable connection. My mom and I were bawling out heads off! This is the biggest supercouple reunion in a decade! It was so good and GH hasnt felt this much like GH in years. I didnt even realize how much I missed Steve Burton as Jason and his chemistry with Maurice until this week! Great job GH! And while Im at it can we get some scenes with Jessica Tuck and James DePaiva!!!

Joe
Joe

As a LONG time fan you COULD see the undeniable connection. My mom and I were bawling our heads off! This is the biggest supercouple reunion in a decade! It was so good and GH hasnt felt this much like GH in years. I didnt even realize how much I missed Steve Burton as Jason and his chemistry with Maurice until this week! Great job GH! And while Im at it can we get some scenes with Jessica Tuck and James DePaiva!!!

Jason
Jason

Awesome, GH is bringing me Drama, Triumph, Intriguing Romance, Love, Deception, I’m on the Edge of my seat All Week. Wow, WoW, THANK YOU ‘GH’ to the Cast &Crew 😉 So Loving my General Hospital ♡♡♡♡♡ ☆☆☆☆☆ 😉

John
John

The show is on fire !

Fanny
Fanny

Decades of History has its advantages, Sonny and Jason have always
had a strong and abiding bond….Touching moment !

Shay
Shay

You are so right about that one, Fanny! Drawing upon decades of (soap) history definitely has an advantage when it comes to winning over the hearts and minds of viewers—especially those of the longtime variety—and given that concept has been in such seriously short supply for far too long on GH, this storyline is something that has actually resonated for many of us who have been emotionally-starved with all the newbies and nonsensical plots of the past few years. It’s exactly what we’ve been requesting for seemingly an absolute age, and finally our wish has been granted, well, at least as far as Steve Burton’s return to the Port Charles canvas is concerned. (Apparently, the very vocal messages about endless unnecessary character introductions and shameless castings of ABC soap vets at the expense of legacy players remain to be unheard and addressed….) Still, ’tis a real shame that in order to ultimately experience such a fulfilling scenario it had to include the ubiquitous Sonny….in other words, no matter the improvements we are now witnessing ala the “Q a Deux” tale, alas, some things will never change!

Fanny
Fanny

Hi Shay,
I will readily admit to being frontline and center in wanting to rid GH
of “it’s useless baggage”. It took Frank Loooooonnnnngggggg enough
to finally listen, read & hear “US”. Don’t get me wrong… GH still has
some dust bunnies hiding in plain sight that need to be swept away….
Hopefully in due time……before it’s too late… Frank can honestly assess
what and who is working for the better good of the show…
Steve Burton is a GREAT start ‼️‼️

Shay
Shay

Hello again, my “Fair Fanny!” So nice to see you back here with such vim and vigor, although “dust bunnies” is far too kind a description for much of what still currently clutters the GH canvas! However, I suppose one must take the good with the bad and the sublime with the ridiculous! And how sweetly sublime has our Mr. Burton’s return been? Quite! Kudos to the thrills and chills this actor has brought with his much-heralded and welcome return to Port Charles! As for the ridiculous? Well, I’ll just leave that to everyone’s own individual imagination since that is a purely subjective matter!

Celia
Celia

Hey, she’s my “Fair Fanny”…. must we fight about this, my lovely, Shay? LOL.
Vous deux etes mes cheres amies.
I still cannot believe how far I’ve come where Burton is concerned. I am completely under his spell….to think that, not too long ago, I couldn’t stomach him as Dylan.
I’ve come undone, ladies….

Shay
Shay

C’est vrai, CeeCeeGirl!…Not to worry, mon amie…I consider the felicitous Miss Fanny and you as two peas in a delightfully-chic Francophile pod as I blissfully peruse your beautifully-expressed posts! I simply wanted this lovely lady to know that she has been well and truly missed here at MFSoaps…and I’m so glad that she has at last returned! As for the “Burton Effect” upon your personage??? Steve is delivering the thrills big time and outdoing himself episode by episode…you are most certainly not the only one to notice his amazingly transformational qualities as he is becoming much less “Stonecold” and more “Hot Stuff” with each passing day! He’s sizzling!

Fanny
Fanny

@CeeCee…Sweetness, you R so special ‼️
So very glad you’ve become a Steve B, fan
he is quite delicious.

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay.. Thank you, such kind words.
Your right Shay, The “Burton Effect”
has us mesmerized ‼️

Shay
Shay

@Fanny….You are sincerely welcome!…Both CeeCee and you are absolute treats and such lovely people…I always enjoy your posts whether I’m part of the conversation or not…but since we all seem to be on the same page when it comes to how Steve Burton is killing it with his deservedly-heralded return to Port Charles, well, that just makes it all the better! Isn’t it amazing how this one character and storyline has truly turned around this soap??? GH feels more like the “real thing” again…of course, I am still put off by the excess of extraneous creatures roaming the canvas, but one can live in hope that shall soon pass. Now that the show is finally finding itself again by concentrating upon its legacy players, maybe a much needed housecleaning of the too many uninspiring newbies of the past few years is also right around the corner…Fingers crossed!.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Next stop for Sonny and Jason: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN!!!!!

L-O-L

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

🙂 🙂

Justin
Justin

It is so touching to see a mob king pin and his hitman reunite. They are the good guys, after all, at least that’s what’s been shoved down our throats for decades now. So heartwarming, I mean, that’s why I’ve always watched soap operas.

Iakovos
Iakovos

I know it is soap opera. I get that. But GH has coasted on extreme contrivance for too long. All this just does not pull me in emotionally. These characters are too flawed and have committed so many crimes. I just have no heart for them.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Is anyone else totally sickened by Sonny’s statement to Burton/Jason yesterday? Oh, the new Jason (“this guy”) ‘has good intentions but he isn’t you.’ That would be the guy who has risked his life repeatedly for you (just the day before, in fact) and for Carly and who saved your life when you were shot two years ago? And Carly with her “Jason’s just not the same” whining. Is ANYTHING enough for the King and Queen of Port Charles? God forbid Jason is tired of being target practice for Sonny’s enemies. I’m up to here with the insulting way they refer to the kind, caring man who’s done nothing but protect their ungrateful butts and shown loyalty to them at every turn. Just another way to exalt Steve Burton, I guess.

Shay
Shay

You said a mouthful, Soaphound! Isn’t Sonny and Carly’s typically self-centered way of looking at everything awfully precious? It always comes down to how it affects them and their needs, desires and convenience….forget about the “other people” involved. They simply want what they want, when they want it, and that’s the end of the story….not having their own “personal concierge/protector” version of Jason over these past five years has been such a heavy burden for them to bear! No wonder Sonny is elated to have his “real” Stonecold back after all the tough sacrifices he and the spouse have had to suffer whilst “FauxJason” found a life of his own sans being at the constant, 24/7 “beck and call” of this conceited couple.

Celia
Celia

What if Sonny’s ‘Stonecold’ is not Stonecold?
I know….I know…. I absolutely, do not have a clue about Susan’s/Heather’s backstory, and, as you said, Shay, ‘you hadda be there’ (paraphrasing)… but, many weeks ago, when Franco started obsessing about the other kid in the picture, I wondered if Heather and Scott were really his parents.
One of our fellow-posters said that was definitely unlikely….so, I shut up about it.
I also remarked on the fact that Franco must have a very significant part in this ‘web’, which seems to be expanding.
Is it possible for Susan and Alan to be Franco’s bio parents? Too simplistic?
It would explain so much. Triplets?
Wasn’t Edward Quartermaine a lascivious womanizer? Maybe, Susan was playing pat-a-cake(s) with both father and son?

dmr
dmr

Exactly Soaphound and Shay, to hell with anyone that stands in the way of the Dimpled Don and his sidekicks. NuJason risked his life and the sake of his family, just the day before, on the pier. Now, that the real Jason is back, Sonny is urging him to go and break-up Nu’s marriage and family. The Dimpled Don and all of his sidekicks are text book narcissists. Furthermore, the PCPD are all made to look like idiots during these crisis episodes. It’s laughable.
As much as I like Steve Burton, I am not looking forward to his reunion with Monotone Sam. Can’t the kidnappers just keep her? LOL.

Shay
Shay

Oh yes, dmr!…We are sure to be treated to plenty of Sonny and Carly’s supremely-skewed view of their own self-importance during the coming months of the “Two Q’s” twin mystery. Whilst the true victims of this tale, Jason and “Drew,” will be coming to terms with their own evolving future roles in Port Charles society, you can be rest assured that every minute development will be thoroughly examined through the prism of how it will affect “The Corinthi.” First and foremost….always and forever! As for Sam, I’ll take her monotonous whisperings any day over Carly’s constant bellowing and Sonny’s glazed-over glares of contemplation.

JasonLovesGH
JasonLovesGH

I thought this episode was tremendously entertaining. It was very well written and executed. It ranks as my favorite episode of the show in a very long time. General Hospital is fun, fresh and exciting again. Long live GH! 🙂

rose
rose

Since it’s anybody’s guess with good theories abut who is who, I’m going to offer up mine. And after all the brain, facial surgeries, accidents and Helene’s brainwashing over the years it would seem reasonable to me that nothing’s “carved in stone” forever. Especially in soaps.

Did Sonny originally help shape Jason Q into the StoneCold we all know. Yes..He was the “right man” at the right time to do this, and it was not an evil thing in his line of work. But I’m thinking Patient 6 Jason has new influences, kindnesses, and helping hands in his life this time around…Ava, Griffin, Greek priest, the lady bartender in NYC. Just like Sonny at one time. Then there’s seeing Sam and his son and their interaction with his other Jason namesake. I feel both of these will alter him from just being a one dimensional enforcer, but still allowing him to be StoneCold and jump through the window.

As for Sam’s Jason. Even with reconstructive surgery I still think he is a Q. Thus Patient 6 Jason’s brother. Maybe he doesn’t want to be a doctor, but he still picked up the Q’s loyalty to family (however it is tested), and their corporate business interest by buying what is now Aurora.

I’m having a harder time figuring how Franco fits in. Obviously there is a very strong connection between him and the other boy in the picture. But just can’t figure him as a brother or Q. So for the time being his best friend.

And like all things moving on, I also think Cassandra has a connection to Helena and will continue the female Cassadin legacy. She shares a striking resemblance to Helena, and the first letters of her name are the same as Cassadin. And where is Nik since others seem to be coming back figuratively from the dead?

Oh well for now, and like others, looking forward to what is next. Just hope less Carly and Sonny, but probably no chance. And I do like Anna and Finn. As unusual as their “relationship” may be, it offers both characters a chance to loosen up. And ties up together the Patient 6, Russian clinic, Cassandra and Valantin.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I”m wondering a few things…do you remember because I don’t…

Did Heather, Scott and Franco have DNA tests to prove they’re actually mother, father, son?

Scott was married to Susan Moore at one time. Susan is Jason’s mother. Maybe Franco is Susan and Scotty’s son? It also dawned on me, after reading the history…that Heather Weber and Susan Moore were cousins. So if Franco isn’t the twin to be revealed, he is still Jason and Drew’s cousin! (It was never mentioned that they’re related!)

So, Scotty has been with Heather and Susan…maybe Scott’s the father of the twins and they’re both Baldwins! LOL! And Franco is really Alan’s son…which would make him the true Quartermaine!

rose
rose

I wasn’t watching back in the Susan Moore days so I took your lead and did a history search on her. She really got herself involved with key players, any of whom could be related to the Jasons…Scotty, Alan Q, Monica, Heather. Then there’s the lady who Franco thinks is his real mom. She’s a mystery. Not sure how she fits in, but she still seems afraid of repercussions after all of these years, and is still withholding info about who belongs with who. Even Scotty seems to know more than he wants to talk about. And even eluded to some of his missteps (which are many) without being specific when his dad died. But I just don’t think Franco is a Q.

Well I’ll sigh off here…time to watch “Outlander.” Another head scratcher in it’s own way. But at least Claire found Jamie and they are together again.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am SO freaked out by Jamie marrying Loaghair (name?). In my opinion that was the stupidest thing the writers could have done. I haven’t read the books…my understanding is that in the books Jamie never finds out that she was behind Claire’s “trial”…but in the show????!!!! For him to marry the insane woman who tried to have his great love burned at the stake? How ludicrous was that..how dumb did Jamie sound with that inane dialogue…”you told me to forgive the lass”…

It totally ruined their bond for me. I’m trying to block it out as it’s one of my favorite shows…their romance one of my favorite fictional couples. I adore them…

Season three better step up to the first two seasons. So far, not even close.

rebecca1
rebecca1

Rose…just in case this doesn’t fall under your comment…I sent you an Outlander comment.

rose
rose

I feel much as you do about Jamie and the “other” wife. Lordy, she is such a b*tch. I thought he was more savvy than that, and since he didn’t live with her how did he think he was going to be a good father figure for her girls? Am also disappointed with 2nd season so far.

Thank goodness GH has it’s good moments right now. An some interesting, timely stories. I really, really disike drugs almost as much, or the same as guns. Coincidentally I was playing “The Pusher Man” by Steppenwolf the other day. Funny how many of the 60’s-70’s lyrics are very relevant today. Just wish Cassadra wasn’t the bad girl in this story. I like her as an actress.

Tammy J Heckerman
Tammy J Heckerman

I loved the reunion of Jason and Sonny. I can’t wait for the reunion of Jason and Spinelli.

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Brandon Barash Replaces Tyler Christopher At DAYS

According to reports from Soap Opera Digest and Daytime Confidential, former General Hospital favorite Brandon Barash has temporarily replaced Tyler Christopher, in the role of Stefan DiMera at Days of our Lives.

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Brandon played mobster Johnny Zacchara on GH from 2007-2016.

Because DAYS tapes well in advance; look for Barash to hit the air sometime in early 2019.

What are your thoughts on Brandon as temp replacement for Tyler as Stefan O? Comment below.

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GH’s Maurice Benard Takes On Role Of John Gotti In Upcoming Lifetime Movie

Who better to use their mobster experience playing the iconic role of Sonny Corinthos on General Hospital, and put it to good use, when taking on the role of a real-life mobster than Daytime Emmy winner, Maurice Benard?

As revealed over the past weekend, Maurice Benard is hard at work filming a Lifetime Movie based on the life of Victoria Gotti called “The Victoria Gotti Story”.

Sharing the news via his social media, Benard expressed: “Thank you lifetime and everyone involved 4 a Beautiful opportunity.”

Recently, John Travolta played the notorious New York mobster in the movie Gotti released earlier this year.

The infamous Gotti, had a wife and a daughter both named Victoria.  So as to which point of view the film is focusing on is yet to be released.

So what do you think of the casting of Maurice as John Gotti? Intrigued to see the Lifetime Movie when it debuts? Comment below

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General Hospital’s Max Gail Opens Up On Portraying Mike’s Battle With Alzheimer’s & Making A Difference In People’s Lives

“What happens the day I wake up, and you guys are the strangers,” says Mike to his son, Sonny and his wife Carly (Laura Wright). “I left you before to my everlasting regret, but it’s going to happen. I’d do anything if I didn’t have to do it again, but it’s going to happen – one way or the other.  At least this way I could leave some good feelings, instead of disappearing before your eyes.”  Those words were said during a gut-wrenching scene on Friday’s episode of General Hospital, as Mike tries to come to terms with his deteriorating mental state in his battle with Alzheimer’s, and the hard realization that he may be better off in a care facility, instead of at his son’s home.  These scenes, as all the scenes in this storyline, have been exquisitely played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).

When Max Gail arrived on the GH canvas as the recast Mike Corbin in a role made soap-famous by Ron Hale, viewers did not know what to initially expect.  What they did know was that Max is an accomplished actor with a body of work from primetime dramas and comedies, film, and the stage, and that if he is coming to GH, he must be coming on board for something major.  Before GH, suffice to say, Gail is most remembered for his role as “Wojo” on the ABC sitcom Barney Miller that aired from 1975-1982.

In story on GH, Mike, who abandoned Sonny as a child, once again re-enters his son’s life, but soon we learn that he is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and that the soap is tackling a story that is an important medical, social, and familial issue of our time.

Gail has been a revelation in this role.  A clear frontrunner for an Emmy, playing the facets, the levels, the characteristics, and the heartbreak of a person who is slowly losing everything they know near and dear to them, as in the end they are ultimately stripped of their dignity from this most horrific of diseases.

On a personal note, and as part of this conversation with Max, it was important for him and for me to share, that I lost my mother at the end of April of this year to Alzheimer’s.  So his work hits close to home, this story hits close to home, as it has also resonated for many viewers who have shared their stories on social media and when Max makes personal appearances.

Here now is this very special interview for Michael Fairman TV with an actor whom we can all agree is touching all of our lives.

You’re portraying a person suffering from Alzheimer’s and play the progression of the disease.  Do you feel pressure as an actor to get it right for those who have loved ones, or person’s afflicted with it?

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MAX:  It’s more like an urge, or a calling to find some kind of truth in it that I can connect with.  One of the things I’m inclined towards showing is someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia often just drifts off somewhere else.  “Where am I going?”  This has happened to me many times in life.  For instance, when I was a youngster, I can remember getting in my car, and I’d driven a long way from some party or something like that, and I’d been drinking, and I didn’t remember it.  I knew I’d gotten home somehow.  So, it’s not out of my realm.  I’ve learned that there are no set behaviors really… other than that it usually ends up being really difficult for caretakers, and seemingly really painful for many, if not most people suffering with Alzheimer’s, and losing connection and losing the ability to just function.  We are kind of on the cusp of that in story at GH.  I think it was originally proposed that I would play the part for just a few months, and to give me an out if it wasn’t working.  Maybe, there was a placeholder idea to ship Mike off to a home or something, but the storyline has touched so many people that it has been continuing.

The story has been so effective.  You’ve done such an amazing job, and the fans love Mike and what you’re doing with the character, and they’re on board on this journey.  It’ll be interesting to see how far they will take this with Mike.  Will we actually see him not being able to communicate anymore?  How far will the writers go to show the horrific aspects of Alzheimer’s? 

MAX:  I’m not sure.  You know, I’ve had times where I’ve got the scene, I get the writers, and I get the heart of it.  Other times, I find where that transition is from where Mike is lucid and clear, and other times what that state of mind is and that switch is, and what that is in behaviors and energy level.  I think there’s an ongoing downturn for Mike, and for me as an actor finding something in the moment and finding how it works with things that he does remember.  They’re trying to find a place for Mike within all of the interwoven drama of General Hospital.  I, frankly, had no idea how complex the range of storylines was.  Mike doesn’t really have control over his story.  I don’t want that as an actor.  Mike has some intentions that are really important to him.  I’m trying to find that balance where there are times when he has a pathetic, very sad remorse about what he has missed.  I think that underlies his feelings for his son, who he never could quite reach, because of his own failings as a father.  Sonny’s formative experiences growing up were then with his abusive stepdad.  Finding all of that is really important to do in a way that doesn’t make Mike just this sweet older man with Alzheimer’s.   It’s a wonderful challenge to be presented with.

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You brought up that Mike is seemingly very sweet in his demeanor now.  My mother, who I shared with you died a few months ago from Alzheimer’s was a strong-willed, feisty woman.  As the disease took hold of her, she became very sweet.   She became almost childlike.  The fire had gone out of her eyes.  You knew she didn’t know who you were, and so, all of that, as you know is so tough to witness as her son.  In terms of Mike and his ultimate care, everyone says they love him and want what is best for him, but that he needs to be taken care of because he gets confused, doesn’t know where he is sometimes. etc.  Sonny has been grappling with putting him in a care facility to be looked after, or to keep him with the Corinthos family under their roof.  However, Mike has come to a realization that he may need to be in facility all on his own, and doesn’t want to burden his son by living with him anymore.  That was a poignant moment, and another one of the best scenes has been when Mike couldn’t remember that Sonny was his own son. 

MAX:  Right and he doesn’t know if he’s around friends or around enemies.  This can be true of Alzheimer’s patients.

I had that happen with my mother when she came out to Los Angeles to see me for the last time.  She was out of her element, she was confused, and she broke down and cried in the hotel room.  She asked my father, “Why did you bring me here?” and he told her, “We came to see our son.”  It was heartbreaking.   Later, she had a moment of clarity and realized more of what was going on.  I think it’s those in-and -out moments that you portray so well on-screen.  I feel that they are very realistic to what I, and others, have experienced.

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MAX:  I appreciate that and sharing that with me, because you never know as an actor.  That place of “Where am I?  What is this?” makes me think of that “Summer Wind” moment from the Nurses’ Ball when it wasn’t just, “I’m embarrassed.  I don’t remember the words.”  It was, “I don’t know where the f**k I am.  I thought there was a band there, but there’s not.”  So, in a way, I just had to be there on this big soundstage and just feel this big space around me.  I could barely see that there were people out there.  It’s kind of a terrifying thing to a lot of people, but I think Mike has something in him that makes him want to be okay with all of this.  He doesn’t have to freak out and get accusatory.

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What has it been like working with Maurice Benard as your on-screen son?  Do you watch back your scenes together and ever go, “Oh, that was great!?”

MAX:  Yes, there have been a lot of those!  There are some scenes that are so emotionally focused, and we get a lot of delight in each other.  He has been playing this character in this situation for so long, so it’s just kind of in him.  Maurice has presence.  I think when I went in to read for the part of Mike, I had gone through pilot season and had gone in for some interesting pilots.  I didn’t feel like I was really connecting in the readings, because most things are by tape these days, anyway.  When this part came up, a soap hadn’t really been on my radar.  I knew I’d be going in to read with the actor, so I said, “Okay,” and I looked at the material, and then I checked out Maurice on IMDB.  One of the things that got my interest was that he has been diagnosed and takes medication to deal with bipolar disorder, and that’s become a part of his life, and it’s become part of his character.  I thought, “Wow, that’s really interesting.  This is a survivor, and he’s risen to something that takes a certain kind of balance and courage.”  I watched some clips, and when I went in for the reading of this kind of an amalgamation scene of what the story elements were going to be, I felt like we connected before we’d even started the dialogue.

Well, Maurice certainly loves working with you! He has been very supportive and vocal about that.

MAX:  It’s mutual.  We can take really little simple moments, and we can find something deeper in it, and it doesn’t have to be an, ‘I’m going to start crying now’ moment.  Although, I would love for Mike to have a moment of self-observation where he goes, “Gee.  I cry a lot more than I used to.”  I think there are people who are like that, and it’s okay for certain people to cry, and for other people it is not.

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There was a part of my mom that knew something was wrong.  She’d go, “Why am I crying?  I don’t know why I’m crying.”  She got confused as to why she was feeling that.  She couldn’t connect it all, and at times she kept saying, “I don’t understand.  I don’t understand.”  Those were the things she would try to express.

MAX:  I have a feeling that Mike has those moments too, but he finds a way for it to be okay.  There may be a point where someone with Alzheimer’s can’t pull it off anymore, but how we find those and those specifics, I don’t know.

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Working on a classic sitcom such as Barney Miller is vastly different than working on a daytime soap opera.  While now being at GH, have you found any commonality within the experience?

MAX:  If I can take a moment and reflect on Barney Miller, because it was a great experience and one that I found was not so easy to find again over the years.  One of the things that really resonates is that when we started shooting the studio audience laughed too easily.  We would end up retaking the scenes.  Sometimes, we didn’t have the end of the show written, because they tended to let certain things start to show up in the earlier parts of the script.  Danny Arnold who was the writer, creator and producer of Barney Miller would always take over the way Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) does in a way … looking to be respectful of the director, but still seeing things on his own.  Frank has a really wonderful eye.  He’s much more connected into the overall storylines, the motivations that went into the writing, and what he sees in the moment.  I always welcome him on the set because the directors, who have a range of talents and sensibilities, are tasked with coming up with a whole lot of shots to cover, a whole lot of tricky angles, and all of that.

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Vernee Watson has been amazing as Stella, who is also Mike’s social worker.  Does Mike have romantic feelings toward Stella?

MAX:  Vernee is wonderful.  I didn’t know Vernee had been on the show when I came on board.  She won an Emmy, and I’m not surprised.   She is so present and so specific, and she’s very bright and gets what all of these elements are, and so, I think they have a connection.  For whatever ways Mike has lived in his like, there isn’t some strange, exotic draw that she is black, and Mike is white.  I like that because both my first and late wife, and my second wife, with whom I’ve had children (and we’ve been separated for awhile, but have a great relationship) are African-American.  So, in my world that is not a big deal.   I think there’s an affinity there between Mike and Stella.  You know, he’s alive.  He’s old, but he’s not dead.  There’s an ease with women he likes.  I think there are a whole lot of reasons for them to not get involved.  One is just professional, and she’s a social worker.  We just shot something where I say something to somebody else about, “back when I still had all my marbles,” you know, he’s in another stage of life, which many people go into gracefully, while many don’t.

 

What do you think about how Mike knows about who was buried at Charlie’s Pub?  He was trying to keep the truth about Charlie Delaney from coming out, which turned into a gas leak that blew up the bar!  This storyline ties in to Sonny’s mobster dealings as well.

MAX:  Well, this is where they put this effort in the storytelling to connect Mike in some way and be intertwined with Sonny.  Of course, it reveals certain things about Mike that he’s never revealed to anybody before.  So, that’s kind of cool.  I think when he knows what and how much sometimes is not clear.  That’s why I started talking about Barney Miller because the other thing was a lot of times when we go together for the table reads, they didn’t have the end of the story.  They had a first draft, maybe. Dan would talk about it, and they’d say, “Next week, the main story is going to be this man in his fifties who is coming to terms with the fact that he is gay,” or whatever those underlying themes may be with the different characters reactions.  So, we knew elements going into it and that sometimes I  didn’t know what the writers are really intending.  In terms of Mike, he’s kind of back and forth in certain moments.  I have to resist the idea that they trap me by just being careless.  I’ve learned that just trying to fix the script often gets you into a place where you “rehearse yourself out of it,” as they say.

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You appeared on the morning show Good Day LA  a few months back with Laura Wright (Carly), and Maria Shriver, who has founded the Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.  What was that like meeting Maria, and helping get the word out about the effects of this disease and the work Maria is doing?

MAX:  It was great to do.  Maria had sent out a tweet that is was wonderful what was going on, on General Hospital.  On Good Day LA, she talked about her work, particularly focusing on the fact that more women are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s than men.  So, then Laura and I sat down and did an interview alongside Maria.  We actually had a nice conversation before.  They did a web interview also as a follow-up.  That was very cool, because Maria is very smart, and I’d never met her, but it was great to see what she was doing.  Whatever we are dealing with in the show is sort of my opportunity in the real world to bring awareness and shed light on the subject.  I’d love to see an ongoing conversation online amongst people who can share their stories with each other.  That’s a lot of what they’re doing.  They’re raising money for research, but people need to be able to talk to each other when you’re a caregiver.  Coming out of the early sixties and early seventies when I was playing a cop on TV, I never was a fanatic activist.  I certainly got the behavior of the Chicago police at a certain time in terms of the energy and conflicts of the time.  There was something to think about, but at the same time, I had opportunities to kind of share that all cops aren’t bad, just look at the show, Barney Miller.

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You were my favorite character on Barney Miller as Detective Wojciehowicz!  I think for many who watched the show you were, too!

MAX:  I think “Wojo” ended up being the heart of the show.

Max, you’re helping people through your beautiful performances including me.  Congratulations on that.   I’ll continue have to have a box of Kleenex handy as I watch how it all unfolds for Mike.

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MAX:  Well, I really appreciate your questions.  I’m just planting that seed.  That is really what I would like to do after talking to you and so many people.  That’s something I’d like to put out there.   We each have our own domains and responsibilities and all of it overlaps, and you can kind of get in touch with that; if you just go around the circle and share it, and then go around again.  I’m looking to help people out there in the world who are watching and are looking to share in the conversation.

So, what did you think about the heartbreaking scenes on Friday’s episode of GH between Mike and Sonny?  What have you thought of Max Gail’s performance throughout his GH run?  Have you experienced the loss, or are watching someone you love, or care about slip away from Alzheimer’s?  Share your thoughts via the comment below.

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