On General Hospital, this week has begun with Jason (Billy Miller) seemingly getting most of his memories back and letting the important people in his life including: Sam (Kelly Monaco), Carly (Laura Wright), Michael (Chad Duell), Monica (Leslie Charleson), and with Sonny (Maurice Benard) coming up on Wednesday’s episode, that he recalls their histories together.
This occurred after Jason suffered yet another head trauma following the police van carrying the late Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) crashing into Jason and his motorcycle. In last week’s Jason-centric episode, he fights the will of Helena (Constance Towers) who had blocked his memories, and this time Jason came out victorious.
It has been a very long run and endurance test for General Hospital fans, who have stayed with the story since Billy Miller debuted on GH in the fall of 2014 as amnesiac Jason, who became “Jake” and was integrated back into the Port Charles canvas. Miller took over the role from Steve Burton who had played Jason for over 20 years, before departing to The Young and the Restless to take on the role of Dylan McAvoy.
Now on Tuesday’s episode of the ABC sudser, Jason and Sam go to GH to have his head check from the accident and run into Monica. He then tells her he remembers his father, Alan and what happened at the Metro Court hostage crisis, and his memories have returned. Jason later visits Carly (Laura Wright) who is overcome, as Jason recalls the time they were in Florida together with a baby Michael, and that the moments they share throughout their lives has come back to him. And then in a touching moment played by Chad Duell and Miller, Michael gets the man that looked after him growing up back in his life.
Was the reveal of Jason’s memories and the reconnections so long overdue that the scenes did not play to their full emotional impact, or did you find yourself pulled into the scenes and the moments between key characters and needing hankies? Is the jury still out on this one? Share your thoughts on Jason’s memory returning and the key scenes in the comment section below!