On Thursday’s episode of General Hospital, Jason (Billy Miller) brings the Quartermaine family some good news. He has wrestled control of ELQ away from Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher)!
How he did it he won’t reveal exactly to the family, but as viewers know Jason has some mighty explosive information that would put Nikolas behind bars if he didn’t sell over all the stocks. Those stocks combined now give controlling interest back to the company that the late Edward built.
Jason with Sam in tow (Kelly Monaco) stop by Tracy’s (Jane Elliot) hospital room to inform her of the latest developments, and with Monica (Leslie Charleson) and Michael (Chad Duell) all gathered around explains that he bought the shares of ELQ from Nikolas. With a mighty assist from Diane (Carolyn Hennesy), the shares are now back along with Edward’s wishes and instructions to run the company. When Tracy questions Jason and if he plans on running the compan, Jason says he has decided he is putting Michael in charge. Michael is elated, and so is Monica.
And in the most touching moment of the episode, and played by the brilliance of Jane Elliot, Tracy softens for a moment. With tears in her eyes, she says to Jason (as he is about to exit her room): “Jason, wait! When you rejected the Quartermaine name you turned your back on the family, and you broke your grandfather’s heart, and I am not sure he ever really got over that. But, I am fairly certain that at this exact moment he’s smiling at you.” Jason is touched by Tracy’s words, but remains stoic.
Later, Michael meets up with Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright), and fills him on the ELQ transaction, and that he is going to be in charge of running the company. He tells his parents that he is happy that the Quartermaines have their company back, and promises he is not going to denounce the Corinthos name this time around. When alone with Sonny, Michael tells him he is proud to be a Corinthos, too. Sonny also informs Michael that they captured Carlos (Jeffrey Vincent Parise), but Sabrina (Teresa Castillo) and her baby were nowhere to be found. Michael seems to not be able to shake Sabrina and let it go, even at Sonny’s urging to do so.
So, are you happy that the Q’s have ELQ back? What did you think of the moment when Tracy finally had some kind words for Jason? Do you think Michael should be running the company? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.