Leave it to Laura, (as played by GH icon, Genie Francis) to gently bring up important facts so people might listen and not take offense, while she is actually telling them that they are doing the wrong thing!
On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Laura visits with Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), where she tells her that Jake AKA Jason (Billy Miller) should know the truth of who he is prior to the two of them tying the knot. She tries to reason with Liz to come forward and tell him before he finds out some other way, and this whole plot to make Jason her husband, once and for all, combusts on the dedicated nurse.
Elizabeth takes in it, but just doesn’t want to go there. Even though Laura puts forth that Jason has a wife and two sons. One of which is living with them (Liz and Jason’s bio-son, little Jake). She also related to Liz that their marriage would be invalid, because Jason is already married to Sam (Kelly Monaco), and essentially gave her a laundry list of why this sham is a bad idea, including that Jake doesn’t even know he’s a Quartermaine!
Next, little Jake (James Nigbor) comes home. Laura, a seasoned mom and seasoned victim of the Cassadine clan, looks at Little Jake who has a cut to the head, and who tells Liz and Laura, he tripped. A concerned Laura asks him, how was life different on Cassadine Island? She ponders his reaction. Little Jake runs upstairs, but stops on the steps, and is listening in on his mom and Laura, but they are unaware of his presence. Laura asks Elizabeth if Little Jake has gotten any professional help since he has returned to life in Port Charles. Liz says he has not.
This week marked the first airshows under new GH co head-writers: Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman. Have the scribes decided to look more deeply into the little Jake story that was glossed over when the kid returned-from-the-dead in a reversal of storyline history? Could little Jake not be who we think he is … or, will little Jake end up with deep emotional troubles? Time will tell!
What dd you think of the scenes featuring Genie Francis? Is it nice to see her back as a moral center of GH? Do you wish she would march right over and spill the beans to Jake and Sam, or do you like that she is protecting the wrongdoings of her son, Nikolas (Tyler Christopher)? Do you think she pointed out to Liz some very important points on how her plans may go up in smoke? What do you think is happening with little Jake? Could Helena have programmed him? Share your thoughts and comments below!