Last week on General Hospital, perennial good guy Mac Scorpio (John J. York) was shot by none other than treacherous Levi Dunkleman (Zachary Garred), after Levi’s true colors were revealed! As Mac stood there witnessing Maxie’s (Kirsten Storms) wedding by Felicia’s (Kristina Wagner) side, the camera panned to a hilarious shot of Mac crossing his fingers hoping that the wedding would be stopped. Mac has never liked Levi, and always thought something was off about the guy, and that the professed self help guru was completely the wrong man for Maxie.
As the wedding played out, it was revealed that Levi was after Felicia’s Aztec jewels and had tied up our hero Nathan (Ryan Paevey) in the process. When Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) found Nathan, the hot shot cop went to save Maxie from Dunkleman, only in the process, Maxie and Lulu (Emme Rylan) were taken hostage and Mac got shot! The story continues this week!
On-Air On-Soaps caught up with one of our favorite all-time General Hospital stalwarts John J. York at the recent GHFCW 2014 to get his thoughts on: what if it turned out that Levi was Mac’s biological son … or if he thinks we are way off the mark? Plus, John tells us if he is digging the current story involving “Dunkleman” and his on-screen family, and we take a moment to discuss the long time relationship between Mac and best bud, Kevin (Jon Lindstrom)!
I love the fact that Mac cannot stand Levi Dunkleman (Zachary Garred) which leads me to believe … he could possibly be his son?
JOHN: I don’t thinks so, but it would be crazy if he was. How ironic if Levi is a little mysterious rogue kind of pirate like Mac was when he first came on the show.
And Mac had an Australian accent when he first came on the show, too!
JOHN: That’s right … Mac did too! So there are a lot of things that are going to be surprises coming up!
Do you like the current story? I always love checking in with you to get your thoughts on what’s unraveling on GH, since you always level with me and have great respect for fans of the show.
JOHN: I love the story, and I love Zachary. He’s great! You have to embrace the bad guy, and he got a lot of flack from fans at first. Many people for hundreds of years have gone through that. Some people didn’t like Susan Lucci when she played the more villainess side of Erica Kane on All My Children. So there is that love/hate thing, but Zachary is awesome.
I haven’t had the opportunity to tell you how much I liked the touching, albeit brief, moment between Mac and Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) at this years Nurses Ball when Kevin found out that Lucy (Lynn Herring) cheated on him with Scott (Kin Shriner). Kevin’s good bud Mac was there for him, as Kevin was walking out of the ball, and Mac walked out with him with his arm around his shoulder to support his friend. I think longtime fans of GH really understood that moment.
JOHN: Thank you very much. You know how I feel about Jon. I love him. I love him as a brother. We have had some really great memorable times: shaving our legs, smoking cigars, playing Norma and Eve, oh, my gosh. There has been so much great stuff. I always like when Jon comes back on the show. I really liked the scene after that, when it came out that Mac knew about the affair, and we had the fight. That was even more special to me, and then having a shot of whiskey and laughing about it afterwards. It was like two young brothers getting pissed off at each other and hamming it up.
It’s been 51 years of General Hospital and you are still here and beloved by the audience!
JOHN: It’s been 23 and half years for me. I am thrilled to still be a part of the show, I truly am.
So, do you think there is a chance that Mac and Levi are related? What do you think will happen next in the story as Mac is shot?
Have you enjoyed John J. York’s performance as Mac Scorpio over the last few decades? What do you think of the relationship between Mac and Kevin? Weigh-in on John’s comments in the interview below!