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REPORT: Contract Talks Break Down Between William deVry And General Hospital

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Courtesy/ABC

Not good news Julexis fans, if this holds true. A report on Monday that has made its way around the web has that William deVry’s (Julian Jerome) days with General Hospital may be numbered due to a breakdown in contract negotiations for the actor’s new deal with the series.

According to Soap Opera Digest,  “Barring a last-minute change, the scenes deVry shot before GH began its three-week summer hiatus on June 30 will be his last in Port Charles.”

deVry has been with GH since 2013 when he came on to the canvas as Derek Wells and was revealed to be the very much alive Julian Jerome.  Along with Nancy Lee Grahn (Alexis, Will formed one of the most formidable and impressive fan bases on all of social media, “Julexis”.

As to how this will end, remains to be seen.  Could there be a last minute reprieve and Will signs on the dotted line with GH?  Stay tuned.

Share your thoughts in the comment section below on this developing story.

 

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Charday
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Charday

Well, he’s a good actor and I wish him well, but I’m really over the mobsters on GH. How about goodbye to Sonny and company, too?!?

Patrick
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Patrick

Omg. William DeVry has more acting ability in all his fine form than sonny has in his no lips. Carly and sonny have clearly run their course with nary a blip in the ratings. Its time for them to be shown the door.

Wifefour
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Wifefour

Maurice Bernard is one of the best on daytime. It’s SB’s return that is shaking this soap to it’s core.p. Keep him out!

Boop
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Boop

I love DeVry, too! I say Amen to your comments.

Joe
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Joe

Amen!

Jovin
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Jovin

That was going to be my exact reply! Thanks for showing up, thanks for fathering half of Port Charles, thanks for being a cowardly wimp to your many “bosses”, thanks for ruining the character of Alexis, now take Sonny with you!

Shay
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Shay

I’d say Alexis went there all too willingly! Julian was not her first dip in the sexpool of criminality….the women has a habitual tendency for shagging those bad boys….Sonny, Ric, Jerry, Shawn….have I missed anyone?

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Jovin. It’s not quite fair to say Julian “fathered half of Port Charles” unless you include, Sonny, Jason, our dearly-departed Alan Quartermaine, Rick Weber, and Alexis, Olivia, Carly, Liz, Sam (though her baby with Sonny died…so many of the “people” in Port Charles have children from different people!

I don’t think he ruined Alexis; I think he gave her the love she’d been searching for a long time. Granted…the path kinda took a far off turn…but Alexis fell and made her way back.Just makes her stronger….

Love Julian.

Justin
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Justin

Yes! The mob has run it’s course. Sonny and his mob have been holding GH captive for decades.

Boop
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Boop

I agree with you.

Steve
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Steve

While he and NLG undoubtedly have chemistry (and at one time a large fanbase) it’s time to let the character go. The knife (same one that killed her mother) to the throat was the final dagger, lol. Alexis did nothing to deserve that treatment. Add Carlos and the hit on Duke and there has never really ever been any remorse. Years ago, Alan tried to kill Monica, but it was because she was cheating on him with Rick. I’m not going to give any Sonny/Carly examples, because those two despicable characters deserve each other. Coming out of this, let’s see… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

I do agree with ‘rebooting’ Alexis, Steve, but this process could be done without firing William.
The Alexis/Julian relationship was a destructive one. It seems that his presence obfuscates Alexis’ mind to the extend where we see how she struggles not to give into her feelings for him……thus, for that reason alone, this is not a redeeming couple.
Each is greater and more productive without the other.
I heard that Michelle Stafford ( sigh and weep) , Dominick Zamprogna, and Anthony Montgomery may, also, be out the door. Is this all to give Burton a wide berth? Sad!!

Steve
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Steve

Celia They aren’t really “firing” DeVry, he just doesn’t like their offer (granted, we don’t know how low it is). If they really wanted him gone, there would have been no offer. I’ve hear the rumors about DZ. while I’d hate to see him go, he’s a great actor who could seize this opportunity for greater things. Staff might be wishful thinking by disgruntled viewers. Montgomery wouldn’t be a major loss, as his character doesn’t have much presence. Yes, Burton is one reason. I’ve also heard they want to free up additional money to use more of the large recurring… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I have never … seen the smart independent woman for the ages. where does she get all this ? I do know.. that when she’s in a court room story… she is capable to see her cower and be usurped by her own daughters… makes me gag to see her struggle with her virtue and moral code of top tiered ethics ? she supreme court robes every thing. Alexis ! get up off your high horse. LIVE a little… HAVE some FUN. run naked . OK.. I truly get when you say… it’s obvious that we can see her inner… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Oh, CeeCee! Do I dare to hope???? It’s like my long-dreamt-upon wish list for departing GH characters is being granted, one by one! (Save for Dr. O., of course! Liesl’s leaving is an absolute travesty!) Then again, if I had my druthers, Alexis would also vamoose with that loser lover of hers and we would no longer be subjected to her neurotic need to bed the bad boys! I other words, I prefer her character’s “booting” to “rebooting!” Time to start afresh in Port Charles with a return to the show’s more traditional premises and people….perhaps Steve Burton’s arrival will… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’ve loved Alexis, Steve, through the good and the bad. Just as in life, people have different sides. They also go through triumphs and tragedies. I didn’t see her as weak when she fell apart; I saw her as human. Very real. And, she’s back. Her entire emotional breakdown was way justified. I think Nancy Grahan loved having that rich an arc to play…never losing sight that Alexis is still the brilliant lawyer, doting mom and wise woman she always was. Her feelings for Julian? He seemed to be the love of her life. With his explanatory letter, his desire… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Rebecca,
You and I will have to “agree to disagree” on this topic. Natasha Cassadine would never need an ice cream sundae to get her through the day. For support, we should see her talking to Kevin or Andre to help her get her strength back.

I’m sure you were disappointed to see Stella get her groove back the other day 🙂

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL, Steve! Don’t you remember how neurotic Natasha always was? She had commitment phobia…she broke off her engagement to Ned…she always joked about herself…she posed as a butler to steal her baby (Kristina back), she fell for Sonny and was insecure in the relationship, she confronted Alcazar about her sister’s murder, pushed him out the window in self-defense but had to pretend to be more loopy than she actually was over the whole horrible chain of events from her sister’s death to Alcazar’s and was committed…to beat the murder rap, I believe. Point is, Alexis WOULD have eaten the ice… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Thanks, Steve. I thought Julian was being fired. ….did not realize they were re-negotiating his contract.
I appreciate you taking the time to explain anything and everything to me. You’re a really nice guy!! I mean that!

Steve
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Steve

Celia
Always happy to help – especially a great fan of the show like you

Celia
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Celia

@Steve.
Thank you, Steve.

Suzie rm
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Suzie rm

He can go. I’m so over the mobsters too. The show needs to be restructured. So over the Mob and Sonny

Boop
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Boop

I don’t want him to go.

Jimh
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Jimh

Good actor but im so done with some of these characters who do all these evil things and nothing happens to them…he tried to kill Alexis-and i wish he succeeded-sick of her characters still in love with the slime who tried to murder her…Julian should be sent to prison…lets move on!!!

su0000
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su0000

Hi Jimh ,,
I have to say this, again.
well to be fair-
Julian was near killed, stabbed by Alexis with Helena’s dagger.

They are even up, they both tried to kill each other with a knife.
Julian was simply more dynamic about it ..

Celia
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Celia

Hi, su, I have mixed feelings about Julian, as pertaining to the knife ‘thing’. I still cannot reconcile myself with , “Oh, my looney-tooney sister made me do it.” There was so much he could have done to bypass her “orders”. But, TPTB sort of put together a patched up story ……last minute decision/creation. I would like the character to stay, but within a different landscape altogether. If I had to choose between him and Sonny, I think you know whom I’d pick. LOL. After today, Sonny may join Satan—I did predict that Sam would ‘harm’ him or Carly. One… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

@su….Sadly, Sam is not too young to have dementia…there is such a thing as “Early onset,” and it is now occurring with alarming regularity amongst the later Baby Boomer/Gen X crowd…However, having said that, I would certainly hope that Sam will not befall to this terrible affliction…especially when there are enough other already witless GH-ers who would be far better prime candidates for such a storyline!

Celia
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Celia

Hey, su,
Oh, I agree about Helena’s curse upon Sam’s head, as it were.
That was one of my suggestions, from the onset of this ridiculousness.
I did make a faux pas, LOL; I actually thought she had, indeed, stabbed Sonny with the scalpel….but, it was all in her head. She may still do it.
Again, su; you are usually right on the mark. And, yes, the writing seems to be penned by a 15-year old tyro giving this art a go, in my opinion.

Shay
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Shay

Thank you, jimh! Could not agree more! Of course, if Julian is sent to prison, it probably won’t be too long before Alexis shows up at Pentonville with a “permission slip” from some judge granting her unlimited conjugal visits! Hey, it’s either that or losing herself in that proverbial wine cellar again!

Celia
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Celia

Now, Shaybelle. ….that’s funny. And, I agree. Julian is an infection in Alexis’ blood.
Yet, I feel sorry for her. I know she brought her ‘misfortunes’ upon herself, but she’s really trying not to trip and fall into the carnal abyss.
Could be her addiction to Julian, as any other addiction is wont to affect a weak personality.
She needs a different kind of man, to say the least. The new doc?

Jimh
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Jimh

If he doesnt stay with the show, it could be a lengthy stay…broke my computer-dont get email at this time and getting on this site been difficult so i dont get to see all replies-doing this on an outdated system-think its a sign i should take time off once in awhile…i have been steadilly ill for a year and its been worse the last few months…havent mentioned it but if i dont make a comment or reply i didnt want others to wonder…nothing serious but bad enough-im hanging in there…i finally got to make this post after much difficulty.

Patrick
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Patrick

LOVE the “permission slip” part. When will Alexis run wild with abandon If ever ? I see this as her last call. I BLAME Shelley and Frank.

When alexis gives herself permission. I like her

What an enviable position
Two of the hottest men orbited

Stud muffin brother ; Valentin
Stud muffin lover ; Julian

The prognosis for Alexis does not look good

Shay
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Shay

@CeeCee…”Carnal abyss…” That is a fabulous way to put it!!!! And Alexis falls into it every single time she attempts to repeat her now-perfected pattern of playing footsie—and so much more!—with her amoral amores!!! Really, just how many instances of epically-failed life outcomes does it require for someone to see the error of their ways? Does it really take an Einstein to observe that “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?” Because this supposedly smart woman—well, according to some—is dumb as dirt when the subject of what constitutes a suitable mate… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

Be upset with the writers; not Julian.

su0000
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su0000

Never forget—

Alexis told Julian she hated him and the tried to kill him, she stabbed him.
Julian told Alexis he loved her and did not stab/cut her.

Julian would never kill Alexis and even tho she stabbed Julian Alexis would never kill Julian..

bottom line– they BOTH tried to kill each other, to blame one and not the other is not right..

su0000
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su0000

hey Celia!
you write;
”I don’t trust the writing team to have done its research. And, Sam is too young to have dimentia, I would think.”
…………….

Why I see it—
they are attempting to have Sam’s crazy be from Helena’s Curse..
I’d bet it has to do with the curse..

It is simply horrible writing, but still the curse………….

rebecca1
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rebecca1

suOOOO I always start with…”it’s a soap.” Sam having hallucinations? I like it. I’m interested to know what’s going on with her. I do think as many others do that it has something to do with “the curse” which I like…t back in the day (probably before you started watching) Helena’s curse fell upon Laura and much of the Cassadine story was centered on their evil, “out-of-the-norm” ways…much of their evil was “out there.” But even if Sam is just experiencing a real medical condition, I personally think it’s funny that the things she’s hallucinating about are actually very valid… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

No worries, jimh! We know you are always here in spirit, even when you are unable to check in for whatever reason(s)! But I understand your concerns….I often reply to people and when my responses don’t materialize online, I feel like some may think I am ignoring their remarks! At any rate, it’s more important that you feel better….just take care of yourself first and then hopefully your computer problems will be able to be addressed after that! Until then, hang in there….you have many friends at MFSoaps who will be greatly anticipating your return to regular posting, and it… Read more »

rose
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rose

Hi Jimh…(Hope this isn’t a duplicate.) Just catching up on MF and saw you haven’t been feeling well lately. And to top it off trouble with your computer. I can relate to that. But since you have been one of my favorite go-to commenters since I started MF have been missing your “interesting” take on the soaps. Hope you feel better soon. 🙂

Jimh
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Jimh

He would be good as Kristen Dimera’s brother at Days…Peter Blake!!!

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Wow that is really really true!!!!!!!

Jimh
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Jimh

and a new love interest for Sami if EJ remains dead!!!

Celia
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Celia

Good premise, Jimmy. As far as Sami’s new love? I doubt Alison’s is a long-term stay.
Hope you feel better, my friend.

Celia
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Celia

@Steve. Hey, Steve, Wow!!! Oscar is the scion of a crime family? It makes sense. Why intoduce him, if not for something ‘stunning’. Needless to say, Joss’s horizon needs to expand; but, this makes Oscar that much more relevant. I love Joss…smart, intuitive, recalcitrant, beautiful …..and, the icing on the cake? She detests Sonny and what he represents. I think, most of us expected Nik to return ( in the form of Tyler?), just as Morgan will…..eventually. It will be interesting to see the escalating confrontation between Nikolas and Valentin, albeit I have always believed his murder was staged. Valentin’s… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

GH can’t afford to lose any more fan favorites !
Alexis and Julian are a great couple, they are soapy complicated..
Also-
Julian is connected..
Ava sister
Sam’s father
Leo’s father
Lucas’s father
and he’s a grandpa
Importantly- I like the guy!
and he and Sonny are enemies (well, until J&S totally ruined them, that is)

It is not a good thing to rid of Julian, they should just give him the little he asks for.
It wouldn’t bankrupt ABC or DIsney..

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

Totally agree that Julian is a key character and I really enjoy his role. DeVry’s a really good actor and brings much better energy to the set than whoever plays Sonny. Bringing Steve Burton back means adding a lifeless actor back. Good grief, the show’s making some mistakes here.

Wifefour
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Wifefour

I agree w/you 100% He is part of a pairing w/Nancy Lee Grahn that is extremely popular. He is a very good actor. Maybe they need to stop the traitors from coming back. It seems as though too many heads are beginning to roll to accommodate this!

Timmm
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Timmm

Steve Burton is NOT a traitor! Its a business!

rose
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rose

Su…So agree with you. And least we forget Jeffrey Vincent Parise/Carlos, Richard Burgi/Paul Hornsby’s, and if rumors are right Kathleen Goti/ Leisl O. I’m also worried about James Patrick Stuart/Valentin.

Patrick
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Patrick

I truly do root for some thing – any thing Julian and Alexis fall in to this category. What other choice do we have. If they are NOT written? Go kiki and Dillon when we can. I was watching him today visiting Ava. He is as smolder as it gets. And the scene was ruined as soon as sonny walked in. Actors are not stupid knowing what is going on on the sets. Who is courting favor. Sonny and Carly will never go Down in the soap annuls as supercouple. Just PLAIN dull I can barely tolerate anything outside of… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Julian and Ava can go, su! Collectively, how many murders can a sister and brother commit and how many nefarious schemes can they plan collectively? One too many, from my point of view. Hey, while we are at it, why not count up all the murders and schemes that have taken place on GH? Dangerous place to be (and to view!).

Shay
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Shay

Agreed, Nancy! I just wish they would take the deluded Alexis with them. The only place left for this character to go now is crawling back into the bottle. Well, at least until the next criminal shows up in town to bed her…..I’m sure she already has called “first dibs” on him!

tott
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tott

Agree.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

I agree, su0000. The guy is hot, hot, hot. And we need core characters, not Nurse Amy and her mystery brother (yawn).

Steve
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Steve

Julian is not a core character. AJ and Nikolas were core characters

rebecca1
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rebecca1

AJ and Nic are gone, Steve. At least for now. Julian has been linked to many key players and has become a core character…or at least he was before he took time off. Core characters on a show this old are becoming obsolete…time to make room for others…

Steve
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Steve

Rebecca Core characters are what keep a show going. While the Jeromes do have some history in PC, Julian is linked to core characters (the Cassadine and Spencer branches) but is not core himself. Every few years, TPTB bring a different crime family to do battle with Sonny. We’ve gone through the Smiths, Scullys, Alcazars and Zacharas. The Jeromes are just part of that lineage. Speculation is that Oscar (Joss’ new beau) is connected to one of those families through his unbeknownst father. Before this show ends, Nikolas will return. AJ is permanently gone. But the Cassadines, Quartermaines, Scorpio/Jones, Webber… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Steve…I do agree with you here. But whether they brought Julian and Ava back for a short stint that or intended for them to be long term…both characters were popular from the get-go. They weren’t doing short arc like Helena or Faison. So, they’ve been weaved into the tapestry. Perhaps moreso then when they were first introduced years ago…as I mentioned I don’t know if I was watching then or when Julian Jerome first made an appearance, and I’m not sure Ava ever did. Is she a new character? But, as you said they are connected to core characters…to the… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

@rebecca1

While we don’t always agree on characters and direction, I must say I admire your passion for the show and your thought-out, well-written comments.

And Ava is a “new” character with Victor Jerome (who died choking on a necklace he gave to Lucy) as a father and Ryan’s Hope’s Delia as her mother. Julian and Olivia Jerome were both on from around 88-90. You might get a kick out watching some of those scenes on YouTube. TW was especially gorgeous then with those piercing eyes.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thank you, Steve. I feel the same about you and your well thought-out, very informative, detailed posts. I always say this; when it’s a good discussion it’s almost like a book club! You and I, even with our different views at times, always manage to sum them up with a smile or a laugh.

I”ll check out those scenes on YouTube. I am familiar, though, with how beautiful Tonja Walker was (still is) in her “yute.” (ala Vinny Gambini.) I watched her on OLTL…but I must have stopped watching GH for a bit and then came back to it.

Boop
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Boop

Love your words about Julian’s role; I want him to stay.

Celia
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Celia

I also want Ava to stay. I pray she will recover…..
Maybe both Morgan ( different casting) and Connie dhow up. Thst’ll put a wedge between Scummy and Carly.

free spirit
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free spirit

I really hope ABC keeps this talented actor on GH. I have really enjoyed the Jerome family, and hope to see them reunite, along with Alexis and Julian.

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

I completely agree, free spirit!

Karen Clark
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Karen Clark

He held a knife to his so called love of his life’s throat . His days were numbered then. GH needs the money for Steve Burton’s flights to Nashville. Bye, Julian.

Carol B
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Carol B

I love his character and hope he is able to stay. Quit getting rid of all the characters just to bring back Steve Burton. Yes Steve was a great ” Jason” but Rebecca Budding and William Derry have great storylines! I’m ready to throw in the towel on GH. Tired of great characters getting killed off.

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

So well said, Carol!! I don’t even want to know who is ‘next’ on this list to make room for SB!

tott
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tott

And they should have found enough $ to have Tyler Christopher back or replaced by now, not Steve Burton because SB will always be associated with the character Jason. That’s why Michael Easton has never worked out for me either; McBane was the character that stuck on me…Finn and Dr. Clay, not so much. He and Hayden were ill-fitting, more like brother/sister. Definitely keep Julian and Valentine around just for me though! 🙂

Celia
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Celia

Agreed. I know it’s a soap, tott….but, even so, what twists my heart so, is Spencer, and how he is struggling with his father’s death. He hides it well, but his body language tells a different story. Gets me right here. This kid is one heck of an actor….refined, for one so young. And, so handome, cute and adorable……and, well-spoken. For the longest time, I thought he knew his father was alive and that they had been in-communicado. Nikolas Cassadine should return, even at the risk of recasting, if Tyler and the ‘biggies’ cannot come to an agreement. Nonetheless, Burton… Read more »

Linda Z
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Linda Z

I agree! If they are dumping William and Rebecca to get Steve Burton, that is à bad deal.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

So right, Carol. This SB nonsense is really getting me angry. At the rate we’re going, he’s gonna have a one-man show. Maybe that’s the goal?

Celia
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Celia

I hope not, Soaphound!!! You know what that would mean, right?!?! More Sonny.
I keep wishing for this stint to be temporary. But, what if Sonny passes the buck to Jason, as in Steve B?

Ghlover
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Ghlover

That is now 3 that go for Steve Burton. Next will probably be Jordan and sadly Maura West.

Shay
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Shay

Sounds like a fair trade to me…Burton may not be all that in many viewers’ eyes, but at least he is an original GH player…If his return causes the elimination of many superfluous characters that have never really belonged in Port Charles, well, that’s just the icing on the cake!

Timmm
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Timmm

Lets pray you are correct!

Celia
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Celia

Hope not Maura, Ghlover. Why not Sonny?? I would think Maura makes more of an impact than Maurice, as far as acting goes. But, I must admit, you are probably right.
All I see is a once ferocious beast ( or so depicted by all. Really?) turned kitty-cat who puts on a nice-guy face. Turns me right off.
Perhaps this ‘technique’ the writers are employing ( testing the waters?) may work for the Sonny lovers, but it “ain’t” working for me.
Old Italian adage/proverb….. “il lupo perde il pelo ma non il vizio”.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh noooooooooo……..I LOVE “Julian”, whether he’s with or without Alexis. One of my favorite characters. Pay the man!!!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Well said, Rebecca!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Thanks, Abruzzfan! Haven’t “seen you” around “here” lately. Always enjoy your comments!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

@Rebecca1 – I applaud you for “trying” to defend some of these actors, which takes courage. It is much easier to ignore these mean comments from posters, as I usually do.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Abruzzfan…I just thought about you. It’s been months and you haven’t posted. Just decided to send you this under an old post…maybe it’ll wind up in your email. Hope all’s okay and Happy Holidays!

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Thanks, Rebecca! I have been crazy busy lately, so I have been too busy to check-in. Things are starting to settle down now, so I should have time again! 🙂

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

And…you’re back! Bravo to your comments on the “other” page. You made us proud. 😉

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Hey Rebecca! It is so nice to hear from you! XOXOX How is my fearless leader doing? How are those mean posters treating you?? LOL … kinda kidding! 🙂 NOT! I have been really, really busy on the home front … just finished a major kitchen remodel! My husband can’t handle all of the construction and flips out, so I had to keep him calm when things went wrong (as they always do) and attempt to take charge. 🙂 Holy cow! It took months, and I have no clue. I am still dealing with the post-traumatic stress from the whole… Read more »

Rissa
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Rissa

I’m am so upset by this news. I loved Wil, Julian and Julexis. I don’t want him to leave. If this is true, GH has lost a longtime viewer for good. I no longer have faith that GH can recognize a great thing when they have it.

Patrick
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Patrick

Please oh please @Days

William devry is the next peter Blake. Has all the sensual to mix with
kassie Depaiva and Eileen Davidson

Perhaps

Mari
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Mari

I like it!

Boop
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Boop

I don’t like the idea; I love it!

Rodd
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Rodd

I really like him as an actor, but the writers killed any chance of Julian ever being redeemed in my eyes. It was an idiotic mistake that can’t be undone with their ill-conceived story twist. So maybe writing Julian off is the only way to go. What a waste! Best wishes to Mr. deVry.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

It’s a soap; it can always be undone. Personally, I’m more than willing to get past the last mistake they made by taking this character so “out of character”…or from the man he had become…to keep DeVry on. I absolutely adore Julian. I can rationalize that he never would have gone through with his threats…as brutal and “in her neck” as they were…but was doing so because he knew Olivia had eyes everywhere. I’ve finished the scenario by adding that if Sonny hadn’t swept in, Julian would have whispered something to her to “go along with it” until he thought… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi Rodd
Why would Julian need to be redeemed?
Julian is Julian and he doesn’t need to be redeemed he is what he is and that is what makes him who and what he is, Julian the way he is.

Redeeming everyone destroys great characters….
The world is full of unredeemable people perhaps because the world needs balance; the good and the bad.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“The world needs balance”? “:The good and the bad”? But, su, we ARE the good and the bad–each of us. But we are not all “bad.” Thus, we want to view people who are like us, made up of both good AND bad–not evil caricatures, nor “saints.” (Btw, I haven’t viewed any “saints” on GH! ) LOL! But I would like to see characters who possess conflicts with that quality of verisimilitude–people I can identify with. See the difference? I want to see more “flawed” characters, if you will, who are struggling with moral choices, like the great characters in… Read more »

Rhonda
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Rhonda

This is true, Rodd. The writers painted him into a corner. Olivia Jerome came into clean up the mess they made of Julian but did they ever really explain why he tried to kill Alexis after framing her for killing Carlos? No they did not.

su0000
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su0000

hi Rhonda,
well to be fair-
Julian was near killed, stabbed by Alexis with Helena’s dagger.

Even up, they both tried to kill each other ..

Patrick
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Patrick

the writers had the perfect opportune time… to dump all the “said” crimes against Julian and Ava….

the devil made them do it.

wasn’t that how Olivia was painted ? to have let Olivia be the one behind the scenes take responsibility and thereby setting Julian and Ava “free”

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Rhonda, you are right.

“Painted him into a corner” –sacrificed character for sensationalism. That’s what TPTB have been doing for the longest time now. That’s precisely what has caused the demise of once-classic soapdom.

Sue M.
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Sue M.

Not a fan of his. Oh, well! He probably wants too much money !!!

Mateo
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Mateo

This is alarming. Only because great actors are being let go to make room for a sub par actor like Steve Burton. Jane Elliot retired. Tyler Christopher was let go — due to contract talk. Rebecca Budig gone. Probably Michael Easton as well. We never see Ryan Carnes any more. Perry Shen as well except for his pouting over not getting his way. I don’t like all the Sonny Carly hatred here. They are important characters but none of these fine actors deserve to be let go simply to make room for a plot device like Steve Burton. They have… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Mateo, man crush aside, Steve Burton can act circles around “Mumbles Miller!” And I remind you, GH was ALWAYS a gimmick type of soap. It separated itself from Y&R. Besides Burton, they need to rehire Burgi and cut Easton and West now!

Boop
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Boop

You have great words and I agree with some of them. However, I don’t believe that Ron is using gimmicks for Days ; I think that he is trying to right some wrongs that were done by the last writers. If Ron can do for Days what Sussman and Young are doing for Young and Restless, look out! I think that it was Tyler’s substitute who had the chemistry with Maura; I would love for him to return.

dmr
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dmr

Hi, Mateo, I agree with some of what you wrote, especially about the need to focus on story-telling, not the cartoonish, gimmick drivel the viewers have been subjected to over the past few years. I, myself, was a fan of Claire Labine’s writing in the ’90’s. We had storylines that had a beginning, middle, and end. Also, in order for the writers to focus on the great actors that we have on the show, they need to entirely clean house of the “filler” cast. In my opinion, that includes nuAmy, Aunt Stella, Kiki, Nelle, etc. and please, oh please, do… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Mateo…great post and very well written! I agree with much of what you said but for a few points… I think the actress who plays Joss is quite good. She’s perfectly cast looks-wise. She actually could be the daughter of Jax/Ingo. I think she’s the epitome of the pretty, trendy, good girl with growing pains and a natural resentment of Sonny…as well as a wonderfully acted portrayal of a teenage girl having problems with her mom’s choice of partner. I think the actress is a natural! I also love Nina. I thought she played cray-cray to perfection…LOL…and I understood… Read more »

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Thanks Rebecca! (Had to reply here since no reply option above.) I immediately regretted my comment once I hit the send button. There is no delete button as we all know! Haha! Since I usually ignore the comments I don’t agree with, I thought to myself … WHY did I engage? FYI. My son has a nack for always being in the middle of any trouble that happens at school. He is rarely the instigator but moves to any new action as soon as anything starts up! Of course, this makes him very popular with his friends sine he gets… Read more »

Connie Womack
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Connie Womack

Please keep William DeVry on at GH
He’s one of my fav actors. At least think bout it
I really love him and Alexis together

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Such a warped story. Any believeability in that one?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

These items are usually leaked in order to rile up the person’s fan base– it gives them the push they need to try to convince the brass they are worth what they are asking. The tactic can back fire like it did with Christopher Tyler– lets face facts, there are like maybe five or six soap stars on today who can ask for the moon and still get it– maybe, because soaps aren’t big money makers for any network– in his case it depends on the issue– if they are asking him to take a pay cut, I would hold… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

He is a good actor but I wouldnt cry if he left. He should just accept the contract they offer. Where would he go otherwise?

Celia
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Celia

I like the way you phrased your post, Timmmy.
I do like William, but when you put it that way? I guess I feel the same as you. I wouldn’t mind if he stayed ( without Alexis); by the same token, I would not mourn him if he left……
……though, it merits this thought—to whom will Ava be tied? Kiki? Well, now…..she’s Nina’s daughter ( lol) ….then what!?!? There’s always Leo, Sam and Lucas. LOL.

Gayle
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Gayle

GH needs new writers!! The show is way out of control! Getting rid of all the great actors and changing storylines every other day is getting ridiculous!! Steve Burton is a good actor but not so good that the other actors on the show have to be compromised!! Hayden is gone (stupid move) and now William Devry?? I have been watching GH since i was 12 and i am now 66 and i have never seen such confusion. Everything is going to backfire on these writers and producers and GH will be no more. Very sad!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

In agreement!

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I already posted but this is seriously wrong. William DeVry is one of the best things about GH! He’s got a great story with Alexis, Sam, Olivia, Ava, Son (cough, splat) ny, Crimson magazine, Danny, Leo…he’s hot, sexy, smooth…loving, conflicted, mellow but strong…he’s just got a charm that just jumps off the screen.

ABC…do not F this up!!!

rose
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rose

Rebecca…I am tired of all of the gangster story lines on GH, but why is it okay for Sonny to be a badass for years with no consequences, and not Julian? Plus as you mentioned, he has a lot more dimensions to him than Sonny. And sister Olivia provided an interesting interlude with great acting from Olivia, Anna, Robin and Griffin. But I would like to see more stories focusing on the never ending soap inventory of the Cassidines and Q’s. And more Jax, Laura and Kevin, quality doctor stories since it is GH, even Spencer who can sometimes drive… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Rose… By the way, did you ever get my message with this lil fyi…Chad Duell (Michael) is dating the actress who plays Sally Spectra on B&B! They’ve supposedly been together for a while! They give off such a different image…it’s one couple I would never have guessed! But they seem really happy (from the little one can glean when reading entertainment “news.”) To answer your question…it’s not okay. For some reason the character Sonny Corinthos took center stage a long time ago and he’s now a fixture. I don’t mind the gangster aspect of the show if it’s interesting…but… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

hit send while typing by accident…hate that!!! I was going to say I don’t remember Julian from whenver…I just know him as DeVry. He was a double-sided coin/character from the beginning. Tough, and yet he donated his bone marrow to Danny without knowing he was related. There was something right then and there to show you he had heart and was redeemable. Sonny always seen as the aggressor who never admits to wrong; Julian comes off to me as on the defensive. Even when they were in jail together it was Julian who “played nice” first. And then there’s Carly.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

hi rose .. there has not been an actual mob story since beginning of 2012 and some 2013.. The mob stuff has been fleeting incidents not stories, noting much to even mention. Julian and Sonny is not mob it is personal.. they are 2 mellowed out retired mobsters both without a visible mob .. ahaahaa! There are No mobsters in Port Charles , once in a blue moon a call to an invisible mobster.. for a very long time- There are No ”gangster story lines on GH,” None 🙁 There are no actual mobsters or gangster stories.. (( its 2… Read more »

rose
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rose

Rebecca and su…You are both right…there has not been a “good” gangster story on GH for quite a while. And I think you could still have a lot of story without a lot of guns and killings. There are always territories to hold onto, head games, grudges and revenge, personal relationships, egos to stroke. But like the Q’s, the Corinthos don’t have mob heirs either to continue their legacy either. And since we can “suspend our belief,” I’m sure there are still some of Q and Cassidine stories that could be invented. And when I said more stories revolving around… Read more »

Steve
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Steve

Rose, you’re correct, there are lots of stories to tell still regarding the Cassadines and especially the Quartermaines. Kevin and Laura are one of the best couples on the show. We just need one or two more doctors on contract to enhance that area. Like Sonny (for AJ) Julian has shown no remorse for killing Duke and Carlos. Could you imagine Sonny saying he killed Jason just because a back-from-the-dead Courtney told him to? Of course not! And, I say that as someone who has significant contempt for the character. The “sister made me do it” plot is equivalent to… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Steve…actually, I do think Julian showed remorse for killing both Duke AND Carlos. More than any remorse I’ve ever seen Sonny show. I think Julian seeing Carlos’s ghost was his guilt…and I think he felt guilt for killing Duke (and I may be remembering this incorrectly but I thought it was Carlos who talked him into it in the first place). But he seemed genuinely sorry at several points and most recently when he tried to make amends with Griffin. Five more years of GH? I’d be shocked. Seriously. Happy…but shocked. But I agree with you…AJ will never get… Read more »

Boop
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Boop

I agree, Rebecca1. I don’t want them to foul it up either.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi Boop (Betty?) LOL. Ever watch old b&w classic Betty Boop cartoons. Very cool!

DeVry/Julian? Yes; let’s hope…

Piston
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Piston

Wil made a big presence on this soap. I don’t care about some other soap or sudden new interest in getting him on other soaps with other actresses. He and Nancy made Julexis themselves on General Hospital with a magnetic chemistry that can’t be translated anywhere else. GH better not let him slip away. He has suffered through the worse writing on this show in years and still garnered love and support on General Hospital…nowhere else.

Patrick
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Patrick

I fail to see the big picture.

Sonny / jason / Michael / Finn / Franco do NOT hold a candle to Julian expertise and drool.

This is a lost show

The blame solely lies with Shelley and Frank Valentino

Deelo
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Deelo

hope he stays on though his storyline seems to have hit a snag; hopefully, the writers have something stupendous in mind – the Dr. Finn storyline with potential baby story and interactions with Liz had potential …GH seems to be in trouble and floundering –

Patrick
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Patrick

I – am loving the Andre and Anna move

enticing their and smack on let’s go their

Patrick
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Patrick

I was completely taken – ( d – I – s – c – o )

an unexpected treat filled with FUN

they looked so good

like they truly enjoyed the dance

Boop
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Boop

They were looking good!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Yes, Patrick, that was fun. And we had a bit more fun with Olivia today, didn’t we?:)

Celia
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Celia

Right, Patrick….pretty avant-guarde of Anna. I have no clue as to Anna’s demeanor/behavior when it comes to men….but, does this ‘forward’ action, toward Andre’, fit her personality? This is her moment, after being on the shelf for so long.
What grabbed me was her sexy, yet dulcet tones ( powerful combination) as she invitingly and freely ‘opened her door’.
Mamma mia!!!! You go, Anna!!

Celia
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Celia

Oops….avant-garde.

rose
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rose

Oh Patrick…The DANCE…probably my favorite show in a very long time. It really put a smile on my face, and had me tapping to the music. I will truly never look at Andre the same way (you know a bit of a stuff shirt). He can really move. And as for Finola/Anna…she was orginally a song and dance girl in her career. And she’s still got it. I remember her starring with John Travolta in the movie “Staying Alive.’ And loved her in “Charmed” before she came to Port Charles. Also liked her teaching Griffin how to dance, and doing… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yes! I loved the dance between Andre and Anna. Those two were attracted right from the beginning, which is where I thought it was going before Andre started dating Jordan. If you remember Anna seemed jealous and Jordan seemed threatened. I still think they’d make a great couple; I’ve said that before. Andre’s a good-looking guy; they just haven’t let him loosen up til now. The dance was so fun…and yes, Rose. I remember Finola on “Staying Alive,” too. I was thinking they were giving a nod/wink to it because Andre’s opening moves are so “disco” from back in the… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Bull’s eye, Patrick! I have a newfound ‘admirarion’ for Andre’s hips….LOL. Golly gee!! Who would have ‘thunk’, that I would actually witness the ‘bore’ dance its way right out of Andre’s system? Double LOL!! (Still catching up—-breathing a minute, here). Well, now…who knew Andre could shake, rattle and roll with those moves? ….that backside!! Just when I had remarked on his ‘dud’-self?? Shiver me timbers! Spoke too soon, I did….. ARGH!!! There was a 4th of July parade, here on MV, Patrick, with this huge Pirate Float where the swashbuckling buccaneers were dueling….a parade of manly sinew and muscle. Ha!… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

for wonders – ???? this was a startling surprise… and I will prop for the moment ; either Jean / Shelley / or “nonetheless” frank

it was so a·vant-garde, je ne sais quoi ? No ?

since it happened so near the closing of the days ep… and we were given the next days sneek peak.

there was Anna… INVITING Andre to her home.

I didn’t think it was THAT relaxed and easy going feel.

hot to trot just don’t run so fast. Anna ! wait

Timmm
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Timmm

Its was great Patrick but I hear Andre is going to snap and its Valentin to the rescue!

aria
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aria

goodbye, and bring Rebecca Budig back.

AJ
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AJ

He’s a good actor. He was a good character. I just can’t get past the knife to the throat of his wife and now the possibility of said victim going back to him. I like Alexis as a strong woman, not running back to someone who was on the verge of murdering her. Yes, the writers may have written all that poorly, but what’s done is done. I still don’t like Franco but at least they (lamely) explained his change (tumor). How has Julian changed that anyone can accept him?

Celia
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Celia

Exactly, AJ. The knife scene is hard to digest and forget. Yet, Julian can be redeemed, but keep him away from Alexis. As I always say, the soap gods have the power to ‘fix’, ‘change’, and ‘manipulate’ situations, at will. I suppose it, also, depends how we, as fans, favor the actor/character. If we love him/her, we overlook certain ‘stuff’, to compensate for his/her lack of integrity. If Sonny, who is pathetic, in my opinion….no offence to the actor and with all due respect; the acting is not up to par—. The lisping, the muttering, the mumbling and the poor… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Redeeming Julian is Killing the character..
Julian is Julian and not a love-in guru..
He needs to be who and what he is, Julian..
He is like Sonny 2 sides of the coin..
GH has one wayward priest and doesn’t need 2 more.

Celia
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Celia

@Steve.
Such a good point, Steve.
Shouldn’t Nathan be abreast of all things “police business”? I must say, though. I enjoy looking at him, regardless.
And, yes….very disappointed about Ms Gati’s exit. TPTB have completely shut all doors to the character ( Liesl). Such a jem …..to be treated so shabbily, leaves much to be desired.

Celia
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Celia

Correction: gem
@Steve.
Re: Kathleen and Rebecca—I have no idea why these actresses have been eliminated….
However, if it were, indeed, done to make room for Steve Burton, why get rid of multiple characters? Wouldn’t one suffice? Is Burton sooo dear that TPTB would jump through hoops just to accommodate him?
It seems unrealistic to me. How much pull does this actor have?

Shay
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Shay

Shabby doesn’t begin to adequately describe the treatment Kathleen Gati and her magnificent Liesl have been handed by the GH showrunners. Here was a highly original character—so extremely rare in Port Charles these days—-portrayed by a truly gifted and multi-talented actress who was unceremoniously shelved for far lesser players and storylines time after time. It was absolutely infuriating! And now the ultimate indignity….Dr. O. has left the building! Totally unforgivable!

SZima
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SZima

Buh Bye! Please take your sister with you!!
Two unredeemable characters played by wonderful actors that were ruined by horrible writing!

Timmm
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Timmm

The BEST comment right here!

SZima
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SZima

Umm, thank you?!?!!!

Jan
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Jan

Seriously, what is going on with the writers? Please listen 2 us fans, don’t let William D., go he is a great actor, just dont pay Steve B, soooo much so u can keep the good actors & actresses, Get rid of Jocelyn, Nelle, Amy & Orbrecht, they have no use in any story lines, Writers try 2 work something out with W. D., & Rebecca H.

Boop
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Boop

I like Orbrecht for her treachery ; plus, she needs to inform us as to who Nathan’s father is. Also, I liked Amy at the bringing.

dmr
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dmr

Another dropped storyline, who Nathan’s father is…

Celia
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Celia

Love, Liesl, Boop…. you are so right. It would be nice to give us some closure to many stories. This is so typical of GH; as I become more familiar with this team’s style of writing. As dmr pointed out, the stories are struck down mid-stream….a shaky beginning, a senseless middle, and no end. It’s no wonder the viewer expounds his/her disappointmend. We may never find out who Nathan’s father is. TPTB just teased the viewer with Liesel’s cryptic words. They have no clue to whom they will bestow that title LOL… Faison and Victor are out, it seems…. at… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Disappointment

Steve
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Steve

Does Nathan even know his muttah was arrested? He didn’t mention it with the Man Landers dribble that was on Friday. Dante found out his mother was brought in almost immediately. But nothing from Nathan. Would have been fun to see Olivia & Liesl in adjacent cells talking with their sons. Blown opportunity. With the NB snub and this, they really are not treating Kathleen Gati well on her way out.

Steve
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Steve

Heck, if we’ve never found out in 40+ years who Monica’s parents were, I guess the wait for Nathan’s father is not so bad.

Shay
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Shay

@Steve…Tell me about it! Jimh more than once suggested that Monica would have made a great additional sis for Liesl Obrecht, especially after Magda was sent up the river! I certainly could have gone for that highly-comedic scenario….Imagine how much hilarity would have no doubt ensued over such a revelation! Can you not picture the gleeful mirth that would have emanated from Tracy had a shameful secret of this magnitude emerged over Monica’s long-mysterious origins????

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

Good. I like William but TPTB wrote his character into a corner, and Alexis looks pathetic hanging onto him. “GH” needs a major shake-up.

Carol Dimuro
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Carol Dimuro

He is a great actor GH is going to regret letting people go . There is hardly anyone left. GH better wise up

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

GH could “run” for a long time with Laura and Kevin and Ned and Olivia! More, please! Those four seasoned actors give lessons every time they are on screen.
And, we like them; we really like them! 🙂

Shay
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Shay

And Anna, don’t forget Anna, who I would love to see reunited with Noah or Scorpio, perhaps even romanced by a returning Frisco!!! There are too many great legacy characters that need to revisit Port Charles! I’m hoping Steve Burton coming back to the GH canvas is just the beginning of a parade of “old, familiar faces!”

JMER
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JMER

I know Nathan Varni has said recently this show is about bad characters, and we explore why these characters do some of the bad things they do. He calls this type of writing multi-layered. Mr. Varni, perhaps because they’re mentally ill and raised in a violent environment such as a mob family? I’m not saying it cannot be interesting in a horror film or serial killer TV movie kind of way or even a niche show on some subscription network but never would this type make it in real life as a romantic lead or even survive into middle age… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Excellent post but I have a different take. Julian Jerome and (Ava) ARE multi-layered..and while I wouldn’t be rootng for these people in real life they’re two of my favorite GH characters at the moment. Perhaps it’s because they’re written with, at times, humor…angst…compassion, as opposed to Sonny and Carly whom I just find smug and obnoxious. DeVry has the ability to give Julian an intelligence, a vulnerability (I can fee the hurt when he’s rejected by his kids…when he’s hurt by the realization of what his life is, when he’s denied access to Leo, when Sam looks at him… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

To be honest, I think you’re confusing your love for the actor with your love for the character which is clear in the way you word your post. And if you were aware of GH history, you wouldn’t be saying most of the things you’ve said. I get that the show is so lacking in romance that you feel you need to cling to a story and couple that is much less than it should be. We’ve reached a time in GH’s history where we can either move forward or keep moving backward. When this show is more about actors… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

JMER To be honest, you’re wrong. If you didn’t understand my extremely long post explaining why I loved the character, as well as Ava, then so be it. I LOVE Michael Easton but I haven’t been thrilled with any of his GH characters yet. Granted, I wouldn’t want him to leave the show..but I think his character needs to be less quirky. I DO like DeVry…nothing to do with the fact that I really like Julian. I also am not attached to Julian and Alexis. I’ve said before I’d be willing to suspend my disbelief if they get back together… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

JMR…one more thing. I like Julian. LOL. I don’t need to justify it.

JMER
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JMER

Rebecca, No you don’t need to justify it but you should know who and what you are rooting for. As you have said a couple times above and I quote, “Perhaps moreso then when they were first introduced years ago…as I mentioned I don’t know if I was watching then or when Julian Jerome first made an appearance, and I’m not sure Ava ever did. Is she a new character?” So clearly you can’t have a conversation with me about Julian’s past when you are unaware of his 80s history. I can cite their many, many crimes–they are an evil… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hi JMER I started out replying to your post with a compliment. I wrote, “excellent post” but then I explained why I didn’t share your view. You chose to answer me with a rather snippy reply. You said…”you don’t know GH history” which I do. A lot of it. IF you said “perhaps you weren’t watching when Julian Jerome was introduced years ago” I would have said you’re right. However, I like THIS incarnation of Julian. If you read the comments here…many do. I’ll say it again. I like Julian Jerome. No…I LOVE Julian Jerome. If I had a rooftop… Read more »

Rebecca1
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Rebecca1

oh, and JMER…I think you also assumed wrong when I mentioned that I wasn’t familiar with Julian from years ago and asked if Ava was a new character. I wasn’t talking about today’s Julian and Ava…since WDV and Maura West joined the cast. I was referring to the 80s/90s…whenever Julian Jerome first appeared. I didn’t watch then. I’m well aware of Julian’s criminal history (and Ava’s) since they’ve “been in town.’ Love em both.

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Varni actually said that about the bad characters? So presumably that’s ABC’s “vision” for this show? Yikes. Most of us sort of suspected something of the sort, but to have an executive actually say it! Wow! My biggest problem (on a long list) with that approach–which you’ve suggested in your post, JMER–is that the show doesn’t really portray the bad characters as bad. Sonny, Ava, Julian, Franco, et al. more or less function as accepted members of Port Charles society, rather than being called out for their behavior (in anything more than token fashion) and treated like pariahs as they… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Amen to your thoughts, Michael (not Fairman!)….”Warped” is an excellent word to describe the totally out-of-whack, upside-down values and mores of present-day Port Charles. Whilst it was quite one thing for a few mob miscreants with clearly sociopathic tendencies to become a soap staple through the years, at least they once came with the caveat that their less-than-acceptable conduct was treated as such by the rest of a presumably upstanding cast of characters, however, this has not been the reality on GH for far too long. Ditto goes for the copious assortment of other major players with a multitude of… Read more »

JMER
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JMER

Michael (not Fairman), Yes, NV said that in the June 8, 2017, Daytime After Dark Blogtalk interview at around 39:00-ish. Listen for yourself and let me know what you think and if your interpretation is different. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/daytimeafterdark1976/2017/06/08/daytime-after-dark-welcomes-nathan-varni Thank you for expressing this in these words and may I add that the genre itself is not itself when the moral center is absent. “Moral ambiguity is one thing; abandonment of any recognizable moral perspective is entirely another.” Viewers end up siding with and feeling the rage of characters who are vengeful when really these characters don’t have the right, most of… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

Shay, JMER and Michael….. How eloquent are the three of you !!!!!!!! I only wish I could express my thoughts as you have. You speak for me. I have been watching soaps since I was a tot, yet I am still very green compared to you. GH is still a ‘foreign’ concept for me….nonetheless, the ferocity of idolization shown for certain characters by some; where the line between reality and fiction becomes obscure and confused is not so remarkable in other soaps that I watch and have been watching for the past twenty-five years. It seems that GH has gone… Read more »

aria
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aria

the julian character is a weasel plain an simple, how he became this romantic figure i’ll never know, don’t count me as one of those who thinks julian and alexis are this super couple, no way jose, sorry, love alexis, but she always looks desperate when she wants julian.

Shay
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Shay

Alexis always looks desperate…period! That’s why I have never seen why this woman is held up as some great example of womanhood by certain viewers! She is the utter picture of a weak, ridiculous femme who lacks even a modicum of dignity or self-respect, especially in her repeated “romantic” exploits with lowlife criminals!!!

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Completely agree!

Boop
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Boop

I like Julian ; not because I’m fascinated with mobsters or evil. In that case, I would love Sonny . However, I dislike that guy because he is truly allowed to run rampant on the show without any consequences to his character and the citizens tend to love him. Plus, they have the nerve to call Julian a criminal and place Sonny in the good guy light. Am I missing something? No, I’m not ! There is no way that a man can kill my father, son, nephew , or any relative of mine , and I am okay with… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I’m with Boop! hahha..(sorry; that sounded funny.) 😉

rose
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rose

I like DeVey as an actor, and have to admit it clouds my feelings about his role as Julian on GH. I want him to stay. And I don’t mind a smaller % of crime stories. Just not GH revolving around them. One would hope there would be a moral compass in Port Charles that would win out more often than not. Not that the Q’s were always perfect pillars of society. They just committed their white collar “crimes” mainly in the boardroom or bedroom without killings or violence or Pier 54 (?). But I do have to agree with… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

I don’t honestly care about the “moral compass” of GH. I care about the moral compass of our country..,our leadership…and individuals who I have contact with. I care about the moral compass of doctors, the moral compass of how people treat the elderly, how they treat animals. Soaps have been a hotbed (no pun intended) of absurdity, twisted values, everyone sleeping with everyone, many marriages, divorces, children out of wedlock, prostitutes, etc. etc. I want justice for AJ and I want Sonny to pay. Not because I need a “moral compass” on GH…I’m just pissed! I can’t stand how Sonny… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

“Crooked morality compass”–yes, and, yes! What I said–have been saying. “There’s a glitch in the system.”

rose
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rose

Scandals, etc., okay. They make for drama. But ultimately I care a lot about moral compass anywhere, including GH. I think our stories have to reflect what we want to be as humans and to each other. Sadly in the current real life it is lacking in word, deed, spin, generosity, conflict of interest, respect for others, civility, truth, and on-and-on. Certainly with many politicians, make-believe politicians, and the 1-2%’s who directly or indirectly have great influence. And the NRA. Do love it when the “fake media” has their good news stories on the best of what we can be… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Nancy (this will fall under your comment.) Hope all’s well with your mom! @Rose…I understand what you’re saying about the “moral compass” but perhaps I’m not making my view clear…or I just view it differently. I guess what I’m trying to say is, and, again, I know I’ve repeated this but because it’s a soap, I differentiate it from other genre. Soaps have a history of being melodramatic, over-the-top, to the extreme and, loopy, etc. Which is why it always got a bad rap. As longtime viewers, we know that soaps offer so much more. There’s the (I’ve said… Read more »

Taylor
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Taylor

I think it’s outrageous that GH is willing to let this talented
actor. This on the heels of Rebecca Budig leaving. Count me
in as one who wanted Burton to come back, but not at the expense
of WDV and RB.

jeanine girard
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jeanine girard

Who is next on the hit list to make room for we-know-who?? Cut some of the peripheral characters like Amy, Nell, Joss to name a few. Keep Mr. deVry and Ms. Budig. A few fans wrote about Mr. deVry being a great Peter Blake! I can see that. My first thought was having him move to Genoa City and to mix it up with Ashley, LOL! He would be dynamite with ED either way!

mike
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mike

They spent too much on Steve Burton now they can’t afford real actors.

Timmm
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Timmm

Mike, you dont know that to be true. I applaud the show for cutting the cast. It was too bloated. I hate to see anyone out of work but they need to reboot.

Phil
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Phil

As much as I don’t want him to leave, I am still more upset over Rebecca Budig being fired! I am not liking these cast changes on GH. I am not at all excited about Steve Burton returning and Budig’s dismissal is as I said horrible! I won’t stop watching yet, but the moment Finola Hughes exits I am done!

aria
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aria

theres no way they would cut finola hughes, omg,, if that happens all hell would break loose.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

Are they losing their mind. DeVry is worth the money. Are they really going to lose him just to pay Steve Burton. deVry can act rings around Burton…so could Rebecca Budig. This is how they lost Tyler Christopher. What stupidity. I’m also so tired of the same old Sonny nonsense, with or without Carly. There are awesome actors there that should come to the forefront and deVry is one them. Besides his acting chops he has CRAZY CHEMISTRY with any one he comes in contact with, and that’s hard to say about the other good actors on the show. Great… Read more »

dmr
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dmr

Agreed, yet, we have to endure nuAmy, ughKiki, boringNelle, and yes, the Carson Show.

Boop
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Boop

Yvonne, DeVry does have chemistry with every character he comes in contact.

Alan
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Alan

I’m not surprised by this news — when I read that Steve Burton was coming back I knew that the show was going to have to make some cuts to afford his return.

Sadly, Julian was pretty much written into a corner with the whole threatening to kill Alexis thing. That was a mistake that these writers never should have made and were never going to be able to correct.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Yes they were…they already started. I was way past what he did; just love Julian.

Alan
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Alan

I like both the character and the actor but let’s be real — soaps are still viewed as a female medium with a predominantly female viewer base and stories about women forgiving a man who tried to kill them don’t go over very well.

There really is no valid story twist to excuse what Julian did. Jean and Shelly should have thought out the ramifications of Julian’s actions and how or if they would be able to redeem him before going ahead with the story.

dmr
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dmr

I wrote something similar, below, Alan. Ugh, I forgot about Steve Burton returning. You are right.

Steve
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Steve

I’m with you Alan, even if Julian were to get off with the lame “my sister made me do it”, there’s not much story for the character if he reunited with Alexis. The both of them would head to the back burner.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Hey Alan…who needs “valid” on GH? LOL. I mean…Michael forgiving Sonny, killing AJ off the show, Sonny threatening to kill Carly (when she accidentally shot Olivia and he didn’t now if she’d make it…he was vicious and quite menacing). Yet, voila! There they are. Franco and Liz…they REALLY stretched to redeem Franco; yet they did. Luke and Laura? Man! The guy for all intents and purposes raped her/forced himself on her…however it went down (I didn’t see it but so I hear) and they were THE couple of the day. So. Though none of this makes sense in reality but… Read more »

Alan
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Alan

I agree that probably the only way to salvage the Julian character is to pair him with another actress and perhaps revisit the Alexis/Julian pairing farther down the road. Alexis going back to the man who tried to kill her not only sends a bad message to female viewers but makes her look weak and plain stupid. Unfortunately, I don’t think that will happen because the show is putting all its eggs in the Steve Burton basket and is wiling to lose a fan favorite like DeVry because they think Burton is the answer to the show’s ratings problems.

Shay
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Shay

True enough, Alan, but I say let’s give these “Julexis Junkies” the happy ending they so clearly crave….send those two perpetual teenybopping-bonejumpers off together to parts unknown for a never-ending shagfest! Given Alexis’ well-documented tendency to allow her overactive libido to lead her astray, I say this is the perfect opportunity to keep her character totally consistent….she’ll be choosing the dangerous sexual thrills she always does over all else, including her three unfortunate daughters who have suffered the dire consequences of her shambolic love life time and time again. Good riddance….

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

If they give them the “happy” (!) ending–then BOTH must go. I was hoping for redemption for Alexis, however. But . . .

Shay
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Shay

That’s the point, Nancy! It’s time for both of these sex-crazed characters to take a hike…if they do so together, all the better! Honestly, as much as I love to endlessly jest about their physical activities in hyperbolic overdrive, I’ve never seen any soap couple—even younger ones in the throes of first passion—be portrayed as so erotically-obsessed with each other. My God, there were times when they barely came up for air during the height of their unquenchable urges…it was simply too much and seemed so utterly ridiculous that it couldn’t help but invite laughter and cheeky commentary to which… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

PS. I agree with your description of Alexis—desperate ( I think due to insecurity). I, personally, would never describe her as the perfect example of womanhood—that would be, not only an insult, but also, an assault to women, in general. Nevertheless, I do consider her as the epitome of emotional weakness. There are some women who do relate. I, therefore, appreciate the reality this character represents—-the good and the catastrophic. I agree with Alan, in that soaps cater mainly to the female audience. Even in these soooo ‘modern’ times, and the burning of our bras, as it were, women are… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh my G-d! An “older” body. People in their late 40s and 50s are soooo old that having passionate sex is just too much for their “old bodies?” Yikes! Did I ever think that way when I was 30? Don’t think so…maybe…naaa…don’t think so.

Also, funny how viewers view and remember different things.

Alexis doesn’t and didn’t have a “sexual disorder.” I’m sorry, but I’m cracking up as I type this. Sexual disorder…too funny.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

oh and…”Hypersexual Disorder Syndrome?” Really??? Compulsive sexual behavior is sometimes called hypersexuality, hypersexual disorder, nymphomania or sexual addiction. It’s an obsession with sexual thoughts, urges or behaviors that may cause you distress or that negatively affects your health, job, relationships or other parts of your life.

THAT’S how you see Alexis; a woman who had great sex with her husband? No words…

rose
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rose

To all…Boy, some just can’t let their opinion of Alexis and Julian enthusiast, adult, consenting, lovemaking go. Wonder if there is a name for them since they kept belaboring this point. Same type of comments, with different spins. Now possibly HDS? Gotta be careful diagnosing and speculation…many ailments have similar symptoms that can apply to other things. On a personal note, I didn’t fit the demo’s (mainly younger men) for the “exotic” syndrome that put me in the hospital at the beginning of the year. But tests with great doctors figured it out. Really liked Alexis and Julian when the… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

LOL…hey, Rose! I have no idea where the comment went that “someone else” wrote about Alexis and her “older body” not up for that kind of sex…and that she suffers from “hypersexual disorder.” LOL! It was posted here which is what I responded to..and now it’s disappeard! I know that many of our posts don’t make the cut…but I’ve never read one on here that disappeared! hahaha… Yes; infuriating, isn’t it? The on and on and on about one character’s sex life and the emphasis on her age. Talk about obsession! Sigh…I guess it’s up to us 40-something ladies to… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@rebecca. Cut it out, rebecca. Grow up and stop spinning. Stop ridiculing other posters. Gosh Almighty, do you ever stop? The writers made Alexis look like a sex addict. A lawyer with criminal cases to win….leaves court to go do the hanky-panky in the middle of the day, in the middle of the living room where her daughter and boyfriend walked in on them. I am no prude, but who does that knowing anyone could walk in? Yeah, that’s really normal for a mature woman. Obviously, the writing changed. Had she been a sex addict, she would not be ‘cured’… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Oh CeeCee…same old, same old. You and Shay never cease to talk about Alex/her age and the fact she has sex. You somehow cannot wrap your head around a middle-aged woman have a healthy sexual life. I’m not twisting anything; just see Shay’s comments above and the never-ending, every-single-comment she can’t seem to post without talking about Alexis and her sex life. And then you chime in and we and it’s annoying. And you KNOW it’s going to get a reaction from me. It’s happened time and time again. I’ll repeat…I’m not defending “Alexis” (thought she’s one of my favorite… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Time for another “intervention,” I see…not that the last one had any real or lasting impact. But one can always live in hope the next shall do the trick….and stick!!!!

dmr
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dmr

I love William deVry and I love Julian Jerome! I love Alexis and Julian, too! Unfortunately, the writers did write Julian into a corner when he tried to murder his wife; however, I digress…Mr. deVry is very talented and shows so much emotion and passion while delivering his scenes. In order to come to contract terms, why can’t TPTB clean house of the recurring characters and explosion of new characters that we see one day, and then do not see for weeks…instead, we may lose a great actor and compelling character.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

yep. agree….

jaybird369
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jaybird369

OK…you know what: It’s BAD ENOUGH that (1) the TOTALLY UNWATCHABLE Sonny and Carly are STILL ON GH and that (2) that ONE-NOTE Steve Burton is on his way back to GH!!!!! To let the RUGGEDLY HANDSOME AND EVEN MORE TALENTED William deVry leave GH…THE WORST NEWS EVER!!!!! SHAME ON YA’LL, GH!!!!! MORONS!!!!!

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

jaybird369, you nailed it! I can’t add anything…

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I can’t believe they are cutting all of these really good and popular actors just to have enough money to hire back Steve Burton. Steve wanted to leave and now he wants back. Tell him to go back to Y&R

Steve
Guest
Steve

The show approached Burton’s agent and made the offer. If anyone has issues, they should criticize Valentini and Varni — not Steve Burton

Vicki
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Vicki

You are so right. This is a budget move and that’s it. I don’t disrespect Steve Burton and their right to bring him back. Several shown are doing this right now because the idea of cancellation is so big but cut the fringe cast…Amy, Jordan, Molly, Kristina etc. This sucks as his chemistry with N LG is off the charts. Hope they can fix it

Patricio
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Patricio

You are probably correct.

jaybird369
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jaybird369

Bonnie…H-E-L-L NO!!!!! 4 years of him on Y&R was QUITE ENOUGH!!!!! Steve Burton needs to go away…PERIOD!!!!!

Take care.

Celia
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Celia

Do we know, for a fact, that this is what truly happened? “Letting go” of multiple actors/characters , to make room for Burton?

Patricio
Guest
Patricio

Remember how great he was and “all my children? “

k/kay
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k/kay

The man will land on his feet this is the business they are in I never watched the scene with the knife to the throats but please Sonny has talked women down and treated them like whores and you people are going to attack Julian ? I have a psych chair just waiting for you !! Please you people need help Sonny is a sick character he needs to be squashed like a bug him and his cue cards!

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

the reason ( ? ) this is so distressing it’s the mere fact that more mob act’ion is on the horizon. I absolutely, agree that Steve Burton – is – Jason. Billy Miller, for the life of me.. it’s like he doesn’t know how to act… or more to the point.. he knows.. HES STUCK with a character that lacks any and all potential for MOVEment. I think he realized it right from the beginning.. and hates phoning it in. I want to believe it gnaws at him. gawd he is highly prized and lauded. HE IS… still I want… Read more »

Patrick
Guest
Patrick

I can’t wait for the deer stuck in headlights… Sam oh wait she has performance anxiety because she had to step up to the plate.. and was no longer hiding behind steve burton gawd.. I cant stand it.. or perhaps I should as the writers rightfully channeled James DePaiva.. as her doctor.. and it was so distracting . you wanted to watch him… because it’s that easy to forget Sam. YES so whatever is on the horizon.. it’s all lost .. because the actors just do not rise to the occasion.. or are in the same caliber as so many… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

*or are in

OR, ARE, not in the same caliber as so many others on the canvas that TPTB choose to forget.

Celia
Guest
Celia

Golly Gee, Patrick….reading your posts is a true joy!!

Christy
Guest
Christy

Well that is one fine shirtless cameo I’m going to miss! 🙂

Is this the end of the Jeromes?

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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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GH Temporarily Recasts the Role Of Marcus Taggert

Another temporary recast is coming to General Hospital.  This time look for actor Asante Jones to take over the role of Detective Marcus Taggert.

Taggert had been played by returning fan favorite, Réal Andrews. but rest-assured he will be back

Jones will be first be seen in the part come mid-December on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

No word yet as to what caused the temp switcheroo.

Asante has appeared on ABC’s Scandal and the popular Showtime drama Shameless,

Soap Opera News first reported the casting item.

So, what are your thoughts on a new temp Taggert? Comment below.

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THIS WEEK On GENERAL HOSPITAL: The Aftermath of the Explosion

General Hospital fans are eagerly awaiting Monday’s episode after the stunning Friday cliffhanger which had an unknowing Julian (William deVry) detonating the bomb he placed inside the Floating Rib on orders from Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

In the newly released ABC promo for the week, they ask as does Carly, “Who Died Tonight?”

Fans then watch a series of images of Port Charles citizens outside where the bomb exploded but who were not inside at the time it went off.  Those include: Dante, Laura, Sonny, Carly and Julian.

Watch the explosive promo below.

Then weigh-in .. will there be any casualties? disappearances? Share your theories via the comment section.

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