General Hospital fans this week learned the shocking truth that it was Johnny Zacchara who shot out Anthony’s tires which caused the deaths of Cole and Hope, leaving a devastated Starr Manning seeking revenge in Port Charles. But if that wasn’t enough, Johnny then kills his evil grandfather, Anthony! And believe you me, many people would have citizens of Port Chuck would have loved to do that, too!
But with the killer twists came some fantastic material to play for Brandon Barash (Johnny) and more is on the way. However, it meant the end of Bruce Weitz’s run as Anthony of the living! We hear Weitz is not done quite yet, as viewers will soon see how he appears in upcoming episodes.
Barash opened up to Soap Opera Digest in the latest issue (on newsstands now) to discuss the plot machinations with him at the epicenter! “It was something of a shock. But as an actor, I was pleased. It means a lot in terms of where my journey goes as Johnny. It’s one of those things that fundamentally changes a human being, and Johnny will never be the same as a result.”
However, Brandon was less than thrilled that Johnny was responsible for murdering Anthony. I was very upset when I found that out. I think I have been lucky to have spent the amount of time that I have had with Bruce Weitz. It’s been almost like five years. So I was bummed out when I first found out he was leaving. But it’s one of those things like the shooting of the tires that is a fundamental event that happens that changes who he is. It’s going to be a fun journey for me to go as an actor. So it’s very bittersweet. I hope I do the story justice!”
So what do you think of the reveal that Johnny was the culprit who shot out Anthony’s tires that in turn killed Cole and Hope? Were you suprised? And, what did you think of having Johnny kill his granddad? Let us know your thoughts!