For those who ever wonder why Maurice Benard has endured as General Hospital’s central character, look no further than his performance during Wednesday’s episode of the daytime drama series.
It’s been over a year that fans have waited for Sonny to know that his beloved enforcer and best friend Jason (Billy Miller) is alive! On Wednesday, that moment finally happened. And even though it’s not a full fledged reunion of sorts, becasue Jason doesn’t remember his past life, it still was quite memorable played brilliantly, and emotionally by Benard.
After losing custody of his baby daughter Avery and while confined to a wheeelchair, Sonny could definitely learn some good news. Carly (Laura Wright) begs Jason to come with her to help Sonny and to confirm that he is indeed Jason.
In touching scenes, Carly explains to Sonny how she figured out that “Jake” was their dear friend Jason. Sonny believes eventually that it is true. He asks Jason to come over to him and holds his hands. Jason wants to pull away, but Sonny does not want him to let go. He says in tears, “My God, you came back.”
Billy Miller and Laura Wright also were excellent in the scenes, supporting Benard and Sonny’s reaction to the news through their characters different viewpoints. Watch the moment where Sonny and Jason come together after the jump. Then, let us know what you thought of the performance of Maurice Benard … and the key scenes?