On Friday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers are introduced to Dr. Griffin Munro played by the ABC daytime drama’s latest casting acquisition, Matt Cohen.
In his first scenes, we find Griffin in the hospital chapel, where Sonny (Sonny Corinthos) also come to visit to say a prayer for Jason (Billy Miller) and Liz’s (Rebecca Herbst) son Jake (James Nigbor), who is recovering from surgery. Griffin and Sonny share an exchange about those who suffered from the plague in bibilical times and in modern times, relating this to the AIDS epidemic.
Sonny relates he knows something about losing someone to AIDS, which would be in reference to Stone (Michael Stone) who died back in 1995. And it seems Griffin, also has lost someone to the disease. This has prompted many to speculate that Griffin is related to Stone, and especially after Sonny seems to have a understanding and affinity for the guy.
Later, Griffin comes to the GH nurses’ station hub and finds Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes), who he went to school with and who gave him the tip on his new job! Yup, as it turns out Griffin is General Hospital’s new neurosurgeon replacing Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson). When Lucas hands over Dr. Drake’s patient files, who should be the top chart? None other than Michael “Sonny” Corinthos!
So, what were your first impressions of Matt Cohen and Dr. Griffin Munro? What do you think is the bond between Sonny and Griffin? Were you surprised that the series made Griffin the new neurosurgeon replacing Dr. Drake? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!