Supposedly “big” returns are in the works for ‘General
At least according to Frank Valenti.
This is on the heels of Sebastian Roche’s return as Jerry
Jax and Ingo Rademacher’s announced return as Jasper Jax.
While I consider Rademacher’s return significant – Jerry Jax
has never been a favorite of mine.
I think my problem with the character is that Julian Stone’s
Jerry Jax was something of a bumbling fool that fell into bad situations while
Roche’s Jerry is a cold-blooded murderer and sociopath.
I think GH would have been smarter keeping Roche – who is
talented – as Mr. Craig than trying to make familial ties when there shouldn’t
have been any. But I digress.
It was revealed this week that Jerry Jax is behind Robin’s
kidnapping and forced ECT – and that Jerry is suffering from some sort of
ailment. I still think there’s more to the story – and since they’re hanging
out at the Cassadine mansion I’m guessing it’s that Helena is somehow involved.
So what’s bringing the super villains together?
This is GH, so I’m sure it will be some convoluted plot. Internet rumors (read: fan fiction) claim that Jerry and Dr. Ewen are holding a
lot of former Port Charles denizens captive – kind of like David in the waning
months of ‘All My Children.’
I think that would be a ridiculous story – if that’s the way
they’re headed – but it’s always fun to speculate about faves coming back.
Just a note, I don’t believe all these people are coming
back – I’m not deluded enough to believe that GH has the money for it (so save
the emails). I just want them to come back.
Here’s my short list:
Alan Quartermaine: Of all the deaths under Bob Guza’s reign
of terror, this is the one that bothered me the most. Alan needs to be home,
spicing up the Quartermaine mansion. That place is like a tomb anymore.
Robert Scorpio: His return for his only daughter’s funeral
was too short and too ridiculous. Sending him off after an errant Ethan was a
mean thing to do to longtime fans.
Laura Spencer: She’s been off the GH canvas far too long.
She and Robert should come back as a couple to really shake up Luke and Anna.
That would be the ultimate quadrangle (sorry Tracy fans).
Emily Quartermaine: I love Amber Tamblyn’s Emily more than
life itself. Natalia Livingston’s wasn’t my favorite, but the Quartermaines are
in desperate need of bolstering their ranks. That being said, there’s no reason
to bring back Emily if we can’t have Nikolas, too.
Nikolas Cassadine: I know that Tyler Christopher is busy
with that ABC Family show, but I miss the prince of darkness. He and Emily had
an epic love story – and the show is definitely lost on the romance front. When
the only pairing generating any heat is Sam and John – you know you have
Lucky Spencer: I’m sure we’ll see Jonathan Jackson before
the end of GH – even if it is just to let him and Liz ride off into the sunset
together. I bet the GH writers are kicking themselves for letting Jackson go
now – especially since ‘Nashville’ is the only new show on ABC getting any
Brenda Barrett: The writing for Brenda was bad – really bad –
last time. I want her to come back, reunite with Sonny, and have the two of
them ride off into the sunset together. I don’t for a second believe this “everlasting”
love between Sonny and Kate.
A.J. Quartermaine: this would be a chance for GH to right
the terrible wrongs that they did to poor A.J. That guy had his son stolen from
him and somehow he was still the villain in the scenario. I’d like to see him
take on Jason – and win.
What do you think? Who would you like to see return?