It has been a heart-wrenching week on General Hospital, with Jason Morgan finally being revealed. It has been a long year of Jake Doe not knowing who he is or where he came from. Now that his true identity is all out in the open, viewers get to witness the fallout from the big reveal.
Everyone in Port Charles finally has Jason back, but it sure hasn’t been easy. While many General Hospital fans were hoping that all of his memories would come flooding back and his life would be back to normal with Sam and Danny, that hasn’t happened at all. Even the anticipated reunion with his best friend, Sonny Corinthos, was a bit awkward. Wednesday’s episode turned out to be an emotional moment for the PC mob boss, but for Jason Morgan, the only emotions were that of frustration and confusion.
Carly begged Jason to go with her to meet Sonny, hoping that being around his best bud would trigger some memories. However, that was not to be. Sonny, who just checked himself out of the hospital, was thrilled that his enforcer came back to him. He sat Jason down to spill his guts on how much he meant to him and pretty much gave the former Jake Doe a history lesson on who Jason Morgan is. He was Sonny’s savior in many ways, but Jake/Jason has so far not had any memories or emotional attachments to anyone, except for Elizabeth.
Jason told Sonny and Carly that he couldn’t do this anymore because he has no memories of who they want him to be. Carly tried her best to get through to him as she tells him that she and Sonny need him, but his statement to her before he walked off said it all.
“You need Jason but I don’t know who he is.”
However, once he got back home and looked at the photo of him with Elizabeth, it triggered a quick memory of a much younger Sonny Corinthos discussing the business a long time ago. He seems to be fighting them because maybe deep inside, Jake Doe doesn’t want to be Jason Morgan or have anything to do with his life.
Billy Miller is playing this General Hospital storyline so well. If he were to become Jason Morgan the hitman, it may not have worked as well since the character is still Jake Doe and is struggling to become the person everyone else wants him to be. Except for Elizabeth, of course. If Jason were to have his memories back, he would go straight into his wife’s arms and not hers.
The writers at General Hospital seems to have taken the character of Jason Morgan and twisted it into someone who will spend some time struggling and being confused. This is not the same guy who was shot and supposedly dead. Even though he has a few characteristics of Jason that his friends and family have been drawn to all this time, he is different, and that seems to be playing so well with bringing Billy Miller in after longtime General Hospital actor Steve Burton left the role.
There are going to be more emotional moments coming up soon. The previews for Thursday’s episode promises to be full of another reunion. Monica Quartermaine is about to find out that her son is alive. Monica thought she has lost both of her sons, but now one of them will be back. Maybe she will trigger a memory or two of him being a Quartermaine, or he may just struggle just as much with her as he did with Sonny.
Also on tap for Thursday’s General Hospital is an emotional Sam, who gets comfort from Alexis. It also looks like Sam is trying to figure out just how to trigger some memories from her husband, but will she end up pushing him further away?
Jason also confronts little Jake, who tried telling him that he was his real dad. The boy knows that his mom knew about his dad’s true identity before it all came out, and this would be an opportunity for him to spill that to Jason.
There is also a kiss between Sam and Jason, which may be Sam’s way of trying to trigger a memory from her husband. Robin Scorpio will be coming back this week as well. There is so much to look forward to in the coming weeks.
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