On Monday’s General Hospital, the ABC series delivered a standalone episode set to have lasting ramifications. Director Bill Ludel, who just received a Daytime Emmys for his work of last year’s 52nd anniversary episode, was at the helm of this one which was billed as the “Jason-centric” show.
And Jason-centric it was led by Billy Miller (Jason) as Jason tries to survive a horrific accident where the van transporting Carlos Rivera (Jeffrey Vincent Parise) has smashed into his motorcycle. Jason also needs to help save the life of Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) who is bleeding from a stab wound, and dangerously close to the van.
Bleeding, disoriented, and with yet another head trauma, Jason starts to hallucinate and first sees Robin (Kimberly McCullough) who tells him he knows what to do in the form of taking some risks to save Dante. Between the hallucinations of various characters in Jason’s life, Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking about Jason in scenes juxtaposed against the Jason moments. Now Carly (Laura Wright) has “visited” Jason, and clues him on that in order to save Dante he must move the van. But then as Jason stumbles with his headache getting worse and worse, he sees the van is leaking which means it could soon explode.
Next, it’s Helena’s (Constance Towers) turn to mess with Jason’s head as he starts to fight out of the mind control, which has locked away his memories. Helena lets him know he will never regain them and calls him once again her, “Soldier Boy.”
She advises Jason to just get on his bike, ride away, and leave town. Jason finds a broken route marker and decides to use that to lift the van away from Dante. But it’s Sam, who visits Jason next. She tells him to not let Helena win and have his memories. Then in the touching moment in the episode, played by Miller and Monaco, Jason tells Sam that he loves her, and is so worried about losing his memories again, and so he wants to make sure she knows how he feels about her right now.
Next, Jason gets the vision of Sonny, and it’s a key one to the story, as Jason is about to get on his bike and give up. But then Jason recalls the night he and Sonny met that changed his life course forever. Jason remembers Sonny helped him learn to survive and that “actions have consequences.” Through Sonny’s word’s, Jason gets off the bike and does the superhuman feat – he forces the lever and somehow manages to lift the van. Jason gets Dante out of the way just seconds before the van explodes, and the episode fades to black.
So, what did you think of the Jason-centric episode? What did you think about the performance of Billy Miller? Are you glad Jason is FINALLY getting his memories back? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. But first watch the moment between Jason and Sam where he confesses he loves her.