HomeTVGeneral HospitalGeneral Hospital: Perkie’s Observations Perkie August 2, 2013 General Hospital, TV Recap 65 Comments Carly demands to know why Sonny would allow Morgan's marriage to happen, especially when he said he would take care of it. Sonny tells her Morgan loves Kiki, but Carly informs him Kiki has feelings for Michael. Sonny updates Carly on his earlier conversation with Morgan, and his need to prove to Morgan he truly loves him. Sonny feels he has to support the marriage. Carly is trying to protect Morgan, and can’t let him make a mess of his life. Sonny feels Morgan should make his own mistakes, and figure stuff out on his own. Carly doesn’t agree with Sonny. Silas tells Sam and Alexis that Franco is not an option to save Danny, because some cells may be cancerous. It would be too dangerous to give Danny the marrow. Silas tells her to look elsewhere for a donor, and he’ll recheck those who have already been tested. Dante is surprised when he finds out Morgan and Kiki are getting married. Morgan assures him Sonny has given his blessing. Michael claims to be happy, so Morgan tells him to prove it by agreeing to be his best man. Michael finally agrees, and Morgan’s happy they have each other’s backs. Morgan and Kiki head to the hospital to see Franco. Duke finds Ava at the Quartermaine mansion, and comments on her loss at ELQ. Ava’s not thrilled he’s in her face, but Duke tells Ava he’s done research on her and her gallery. Apparently, it appeared out of nowhere. Ava has a silent partner, and Duke wonders if they’re silent because they are criminal. Ava is not happy Duke is prying into her life. He still thinks she’s part of the Jerome crime family that wreaked havoc on Port Charles, and his life with Anna. Ava tells Duke he’s wasting time on her. Connie tells Derek to leave her office, and mentions she co-owns the hotel. She reminds him they had an agreement, and threatens him with Sonny. Derek doesn’t take her threat seriously, and asks about the story at ELQ. Connie admits there is a story there, but she promised not to spill the beans. Derek tells her to break her promise, and get the story. Otherwise, she will be unemployed. He gives her a day to decide what to do. Anna tells Dante she’s receiving pressure from the mayor to close Olivia’s shooting case. The mayor wants to blame Sonny. Dante doesn’t think it was Sonny, but has a hunch Carly ordered the hit under his name. The two discuss the second shooter, and how it clearly wasn’t an amateur. Anna suggests they should look at someone who’s recently come to town, and would have a grudge against Franco. Sam is upset Danny keeps getting sicker, and she can’t do anything about it. She asks about her father again. Alexis will hire a PI, and has the idea to start a donor drive to find a match in town. Silas finds Kiki’s donor sample, and takes his own mouth swab to run a DNA test. Connie runs into Michael, and sees he’s upset. Michael assures her that he’s accepted Morgan’s marriage to Kiki. Duke tells Anna what he’s found out about Ava. Anna wants to know if Ava is related to the Jerome's of Port Charles' past, so she can deal with her. Derek summons Ava to his office. When she arrives, she addresses him as Julian. 65 Responses Perkie August 2, 2013 Too bad Ava and Julian-Derek are related because yowza there was heat coming off of that scene. Also loved the red dress Ava was wearing. I took a break from GH during the Jerome years, is this Julian part of the original family or would he be a child/grandchild of the original recipe? I laughed when Connie invoked Sonny’s name and Derek was all, “ppffft whatEVAH” Morgan’s quite the manipulative little snot, isn’t he. About time Silas thought of checking Kiki’s DNA. Log in to Reply The_Moustache August 2, 2013 so is Julian the father of Sam or what?? Log in to Reply Phoenix Tremayne August 2, 2013 Morgan is written very uneven to me; just when I start to feel sorry for him he goes and ask Michael to be his best man. Prediction: Morgan marries Kiki, She cheats and has sex with Michael one time and then doesn’t know who the father of her baby is; just like Carly, AJ and Jason. I think that’s why we got a trip down memory lane on Wednesday. So why is Derek/Julian using two names? Also he’s already Michael Cambius-ing Maxie and terrorizing all the Port Charles women he comes in contact with so who’s going to be his love interest? Alexis? Tracy? Who… Carly not bargining in on Sonny and talking to him like she has some sense for the first time instead of blowing up… “Could it be because he threatened to kill her and meant it in the moment?” lol Connie is about to make the wrong decision; if she just waits a few more days Silas will blow the secret and she is free to do the story; but I know she will do it first and then everyone will hate her; so I hope her exit story is Sonny not forgiving her and she does a Brenda and leaves town; I really hope they don’t kill her off. Who was Duke looking at in the mansion; when Ava walked away? Nice seeing the vets get some screen time today; I hate that they only get dragged out here and there now; We haven’t seen Mac or Felicia or heard anything about their wedding since the fourth of July; but Seeing Anna and Duke today will have to do. I don’t remember the Jeromes either; they probably were on around the time I switched to Santa Barbra because that’s the only time I remember me stop watching General Hospital for any long period of time. Never new Anna and Duke had a baby that died but good story telling gold. Finola Hughs looked ready for it. Log in to Reply GHteenybopper August 2, 2013 Finally Anna and Duke were on! All I have to say is that Maura West is a badass. She has chemistry with EVERYONE. She’s one of those actresses on daytime that make you wonder why she’s not in movies or on primetime tv. She is fantastic, even though she is on a lot, it doesn’t bother me. Are they setting up Michael and Morgan to be the new Jason and AJ? Which brother is going to become an alcoholic and which one will become a Borg? I hope this Julian character isn’t Sam’s dad, but maybe an older Jerome is, Alexis said he was a older dude and this guy looks younger than NLG (no offence to her). I get that Sam is dealing with a lot with Danny, but why couldn’t she be the PI who finds her dad? Give her something else to do besides whine and cry for a change. I also wish we’d see Liz and Carly there for Sam more, it’s like certain characters are restricted to only being in scenes with certain characters. I love both Liz and Sam and I enjoy scenes when they’re cordial with one another. Carly should be more focused on Danny than worrying about Francoma. I hope RoHo kicks so much ass on Californication that they offer him a contract and he leaves GH. Log in to Reply Peterascal August 2, 2013 Julian was part of the original Jeromes. He’s the father ( unless Robert was lying when he looked at the DNA results ) of Bobbie’ s adopted son Lucas. Which could be fun if they brought him back. The Duke/Ava scenes were fun. Could she be his daughter with Olivia? I thought when Olivia arrived in town back then, she had a past relationship with Duke. I guess we’ll get a clearer picture today. Hopefully the Jeromes will pull in other people they have a beef with, like Lucy ( Jerome patriarch swallowed some gem he got Lucy after she rejected him, choking to death). Log in to Reply katehhoward August 2, 2013 Ava and Duke was intense. Anna thinking about what the Jerome’s did to her and Duke was intense. GH is on fire and that is all I can say. I have watched everyday and so far this week has been sizzling. Luke returns today with Laura and Holly in tow. I can not believe this Morgan and Michael storyline. I have a feeling Morgan will be the Sammi Brady of GH. Morgan is more like his parents and Michael is more like a Quartermaine. The differences between the two brothers is so obvious. But Michael is a murderer and has that anger issue he spoke to with Jason about. If Morgan pushes Michael too far, Michael will retaliate. If I were really Carly and Sonny I would make Kiki disappear,,,,LOL. I hope Silas does find out about Kiki. Connie, Connie, Connie, all of a sudden your more like Kate than Connie. Why is it Kelly Sullivan is now pulling the off a good Kate persona before they kill her off?? This is the Kate I would of been invested in. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 2, 2013 Another thing Kelly Sullivan has wrapped up shooting at GH. I was never a fan because I loved Kate Howard portrayed by Megan Ward. But I think Kelly would be a perfect substitute Kristen on Days of our Lives, while Eileen takes a break. Who else thinks Kelly would make a good Kristen Blake? Log in to Reply Lucy D. August 2, 2013 Like Perkie, I didn’t watch during the Jerome years. Was Julian presumed dead? Who was responsible for the death of Anna & Duke’s unborn child? Did Sonny ever have anything to do with the Jeromes (trying to sort out PC’s crime families.) Assuming the Jerome’s are filthy rich. Why does Ava need Quartermaine money? Does this mean Lucas is headed back to PC? Could he be Kevin’s mystery patient? Log in to Reply DisillusionedGHfan August 2, 2013 This new “Julian” Jerome cannot be the actual Julian, he’s to young. It would have to be a son [half brother to Sam, maybe?]. Otherwise he should be about Anna and Dukes age, not Carly-Sonny-Sam age. That would be weird! I’d prefer a new generations of Cassadine’s over a new generation of Julians, but if it gives Duke and Anna screen time, I’ll work through it! It’s to soon for me to decide if I’m on or off the train here. As for FrankenTodd, well. that Elvis left the building forever ago! Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 2, 2013 This dude isn’t old enough to be Sam’s father unless he has been kept on ice by Helena beside Stavros in her walkin freezer of dead people. Log in to Reply gslam August 2, 2013 All this talk about the age of actors and whether or not someone can play someone else’s parent on shows that SORAS children/characters all the time. So actors playing roles can only play roles their age? I don’t get it. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 2, 2013 It has only been one day and already the Jerome haters come out. For christ sake can we just wait a few weeks before we begin to judge the story line. I swear some soap viewers are just anal ocd types. Log in to Reply angrierblackerman August 2, 2013 Well, Alexis had Sam when she was a teen (14 I think), and I would imagine that Julian Jerome also had to be fairly young if he is indeed Sam’s father. So, I could totally buy William Devry as a man in his 50’s. Soap casting and recasting requires a certain suspension of disbelief to make things work. If the actor is good, they can sell it. Although I still can’t see Emme Rylan as Lulu…but I digress… Log in to Reply gslam August 2, 2013 [quote=angrierblackerman]Well, Alexis had Sam when she was a teen (14 I think), and I would imagine that Julian Jerome also had to be fairly young if he is indeed Sam’s father. So, I could totally buy William Devry as a man in his 50’s. Soap casting and recasting requires a certain suspension of disbelief to make things work. If the actor is good, they can sell it. Although I still can’t see Emme Rylan as Lulu…but I digress…[/quote] THANK YOU, abm, although I disagree with your Emme Rylan comment. :p Log in to Reply Santa_Barbara_4Ever August 2, 2013 Even though she is a little too young for the role, I can see her as Kristen. I love ED dearly, but DAYS needs the role of Kristen IMO. That character does so much for that show. It obviously is a very emotionally draining, full throttle, pedal to the metal role….so it would take a very strong actress to recast it successfully. Others: Cynthia Watros Anne Heche (i know i’m dreaming here) Michelle Stafford Maura West (after what I’ve seen on GH……which is totally different than her Carly on ATWT) Log in to Reply Santa_Barbara_4Ever August 2, 2013 I’ve Got It! Stacey Haiduk (spelling- sorry) that played crazy Patty on YR. She could probably deliver an exceptional Kristen Blake IMO… Log in to Reply samIShot August 2, 2013 You guys really need to stop focusing on the actual age of the characters. I think I read yesterday that this Julian Jerome (Derek), is only 8 years younger than the original actor. I was too young during the 80s, but didn’t I read Julian was presumed dead? He is definitely Sam’s father. They already confirmed that on twitter last night. They can justify the younger look with plastic surgery. Maybe Julian needed surgery after he ‘died’ and decided to take a few years off. Looks like September will be a month of the vets like the month around the Nurses Ball. Hopefully everyone will be happy! This show is 1000% better than it was under the last two regimes. Log in to Reply mipeony August 2, 2013 Please let there be more Duke/Ava scenes. I would love to see a triangle with Anna also. I find Ava much better dealing with Duke than involved in the whole Franco/AJ/Tracey mess. So Ava and the new dude are related…. does Julian/Derek know Silas then? I can’t wait. I’m interested in seeing how ME plays off against his character. This guy looks so familiar to me… Is this the guy who played Bianca’s rapist on AMC???? Morgan has turned into a little punk. Ulgh, they totally did a 180 from who Morgan was before he was sorased. I can’t stand him now at all. I totally agree with Perkie’s comment about Connie invoking Sonny’s name and Derek/Julian’s reaction. LOL! Log in to Reply Lucy D. August 2, 2013 Word,samIShot, word!!! People have to have something to complain about and blame Ron C. for. So now it’s ages on the soaps. Something that’s existed forever. The guy looked old enough in his scene with Maxie to be Sam’s dad. Log in to Reply GHFan777 August 2, 2013 What I don’t understand is with all the out of work actors out there, why do they have to cast someone that doesn’t fit age wise? I have less of a problem with him portraying this back from the dead Julian, than I do of him portraying Sam’s father. Kelly Monaco is 37 years old and looks it. Sorry but she does. She can’t pass for late twenties or 30. Before people get mad, I do happen to like Kemo, I am just keeping this real. This new guy is only 8 years older than Kelly. Why cast him of all the actors out there to be her dad? They couldn’t find a guy age 55 out there for the role? I just don’t understand casting that tests the characters reality unnecessarily. Log in to Reply Samantha Capwell August 2, 2013 I can’t believe I’m excited about a mob storyline (never thought I would be post-Guza), but Ava and Julian are compelling characters and I can’t wait to see what havoc the Jeromes wreak on Port Charles. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 2, 2013 ^^ Exactly, GHFan. There is no way this guy could realistically be the original Julian Jerome or Sam’s father. The original Julian was last seen in 1990, and the actor was then 29 years old and looked about 33. So the character would now be at least 53 years old. Now, I guess it can be thought that this is a very youthful 53 year old – but why! It’s exactly like GHFan said, why not cast someone who looks to be in the Anna/Duke age bracket? How can any fights between Duke and Julian be taken seriously now? (And there had better be those fights) Also, wasn’t the baby that Anna & Duke were supposed to have a miscarriage? Not a still-born. Having said this, I’m glad they are beefing up the Jeromes. Now there is a real family from the show’s history who need to be on the canvas. Log in to Reply giogio August 2, 2013 could it be this Julian is her brother from the father Julian, and maybe the father is dead or on his way but this Julian could be a match for Danny? Log in to Reply GHteenybopper August 2, 2013 [quote=GHFan777]What I don’t understand is with all the out of work actors out there, why do they have to cast someone that doesn’t fit age wise? I have less of a problem with him portraying this back from the dead Julian, than I do of him portraying Sam’s father. Kelly Monaco is 37 years old and looks it. Sorry but she does. She can’t pass for late twenties or 30. Before people get mad, I do happen to like Kemo, I am just keeping this real. This new guy is only 8 years older than Kelly. Why cast him of all the actors out there to be her dad? They couldn’t find a guy age 55 out there for the role? I just don’t understand casting that tests the characters reality unnecessarily.[/quote] Co-sign! It was just like when we were to believe that Sarah Brown’s Claudia could be BBarash’s Johnny’s mom. Log in to Reply Perkie August 2, 2013 Is this Julian supposed to be original recipe Julian or a decendant? If original Julian was “allegedly” killed, could this Julian be his son/grandson? I’m assuming that Ava is a daugher/granddaughter of someone and he’s supposed to be her brother? I’m actually surprised to hear that WD is only 45, because I thought he could pass as mid 50s, and I could easily see him as Sam’s dad. Log in to Reply louilou86 August 2, 2013 I agree with you completely Log in to Reply Daniel St. John August 2, 2013 This was such a good episode! The cat and mouse exchange between Duke and Ava was delicious and I loved Anna’s reaction to Duke’s suspicions about Ava. Anna should be wary of even the possibility that the Jerome Family is trying to make a comeback and her declaring that she wanted to deal with Ava herself was perfect. Can’t wait till Fiona and Maura share some adversarial scenes. And since “Derek” is really a back from the dead Julian I think it is pretty much guaranteed that he is Sam’s dad. They can explain his youthful appearance on the extensive plastic surgery I am sure he underwent to hide his identity. I wonder if this means that Lucas will be returning to Port Charles? I can’t see Julian being too forthcoming with the bone marrow so it would be left to Uncle Lucas to be the last resort donor. Now that Morgan’s motivations have been made clear all of his actions now have more meaning. As someone already mentioned Morgan and Michael are set up to be a new generation AJ and Jason. I just hope that parallel does not go unnoticed by Carly and Sonny and that they both realize that Morgan is filling the AJ role in that rivalry. That act should make their heads explode. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 2, 2013 I totally agree about sam/julian. Sam looks middle 30s – maybe not quite 37 but close. (I would have put her at 33/34.) When you add 16 to that you are talking 50. Too, julian was suppose to be a little younger than robert when he bedded tiffanys sister. If lucas shows up and he is 25 doesnt that make julian somewhere in his late 50s or am i now suppose to view robert as in his late 50s. its just silliness. Log in to Reply giogio August 2, 2013 EET it amazes me how you remember all these details. There are so few details I remember. Tiffanys sister. A blast from the past. I have to call my sister to see if she remembers that. Log in to Reply liason4real August 3, 2013 Julian looks more like a love interest for Sam, Carly, Olivia, Kate/Connie, Liz, Maxie, Lulu, Britt, Sabrina, Lucy and Laura! Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 Sheryl stansbury or something like that. They thought Robert was maybe the dad. Julian was in that same age range Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 3, 2013 The way these writers love themselves some incest, I will not be surprised if Sam and her Daddy have a little flirtation before she finds out who he is. . Log in to Reply liason4real August 3, 2013 [quote=GHvetfan]The way these writers love themselves some incest, I will not be surprised if Sam and her Daddy have a little flirtation before she finds out who he is. .[/quote] ===== LOL. Sam already rode Molly’s Daddy, why not go buck wild and put the moves on her own! :Sp Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 Did it ever occur to anyone that Sam is Ava and Julians half sister???? And Alexis slept with the original Julian Jerome!!!! Log in to Reply GHvetfan August 3, 2013 It doesn’t occur to me because I saw the ABC ad on facebook that said Sam was going to meet her father. Log in to Reply FaisonFanInTexas August 3, 2013 Sam was born on Mothers Day 1980, which makes her 33. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 Julian is supposedly 54 so about dukes age. Here is cheryl talking to the gravestone back in the day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDqf5dxm_I0 I dont see how alexis could have been with papa jerome. papa jerome was decently older than julian. if we assume this guy if 45 and is the son, that means that alexis hooked up with a guy who was aobut 30 ish when she was 16 and still called him a “boy” No, i think its pretty clear we are suppose to believe julian is in his mid 50s Liason you never miss a chance to get a dig in on sam do you. Not sure why you think sleeping with the spouse of a mother you hardly know is somehow worse than all the relatives we have watched carly, liz, laura, lucy and alexis do the nasty with. In fact, wasnt lauras first big gh story killing her moms lover, who was also HER lover. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 Wait wait wait….I watched GH in the 80’s and Julian was in his late 20’s when he was on. I hope we are talking about Lucas’ father? If we are than it is very likely that Alexis could have hooked up with Julian sr. Alexis is in her late 40’s early 50’s if Julian was 28 back in the 80’s it could be possible he was with Alexis when he was a teen because they would be around the same age now. Jason Culp was the original Julian and if you go to his website that is the men who could of been Samms dad….He and Alexis would be around same age range. http://celebslists.com/7945-jason-culp.html Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 In 1986 Julian Sr. was 27 years old only. Watch this video. On the tombstone it says Julian was born in 1959…it is totally possible for Alexis to have been with Julian Sr. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDqf5dxm_I0 Samm may be Ava and Dereks sister. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 In that same video he has long hair…..Alexis today said he moved his hair away from his face…..IT WAS JULIAN SR!!!!! Not this Julian. It has to be. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 Julian was 27 years old only. ten years earlier he was a 17 years old. Alexis is not in her freaking 30’s she is in her late 40’s early 50’s of course she could of gotten with Julian sr.?????? Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8xR1rFd1c Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ideLemKyH1U Anna vs. Olivia Jerome. Anna was gangster…lol. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 kate thats the same video i posted. are you saying that you think derek wells is really julian jerome JUNIOR and he is what 30 something too. i suppose but unlikely. Log in to Reply Daniel St. John August 3, 2013 Ok you guys are confusing me. The original Jerome family was Victor and his 3 children: Evan, Julian, and Olivia. Victor and Evan died onscreen and Olivia has been presumed dead for years. Julian is currently alive and well under the new identity of Derek Wells. Ava is a heretofore unknown sibling. So who the hell is Julian Sr.? Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 DSJ no kate howard has me confused too. i think she is saying evan and olivias brother julian might be this julians father, making him sams brother, not her father. Log in to Reply Daniel St. John August 3, 2013 [quote=EricasEvilTwin]DSJ no kate howard has me confused too. i think she is saying evan and olivias brother julian might be this julians father, making him sams brother, not her father.[/quote] That would make no sense. This Derek guy is the Julian Jerome from the 80s that fathered Lucas with Cheryl and who somehow faked his death when he took that bullet that was meant for Duke otherwise there would be no point to his aging faked us death and gotten a new identity. Like I posted earlier, they are going to chalk his youthful appearance up to his plastic surgery. Plus I think that the show is playing Alexis as being younger than Nancy Lee Grahn actually is. So NLG may be 55 but Alexis is more in the 45-47 range. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 To be clear I wasn’t laying out the sr and jr theory that was Kate. I’m just the one saying wdv being 54 is silly Log in to Reply jeremy in chicago August 3, 2013 WD is definitely playing the original (and only) Julian. It is a bit confusing because Devry looks 40 and Nancy Grahan is in her mid-50’s. He looks much younger than her. And yes, he looks only ten years older than Sam at the most. So we do have a problem with casting here. I don’t think that’s being unreasonable or bitchy… it plainly doesn’t make sense. He does not look old enough to be Sam’s father. Not at all. When the talk of casting Peter Reckell started up, I thought “that would be perfect.” I’m not even a big fan, the man looks the same age as Alexis (he’s actually in his 60’s and looks amazing!!!). If Alexis got pregnant when she was 14, then Sam’s baby daddy cannot be significantly younger than Alexis. That is … distracting, to put it nicely. If Julian had plastic surgery, that might help explain it. Is it possible that Ava is not a Jerome by blood, but by marriage? Could she be married to Julian? They had major chemistry. I also thought Devry had great sparks going off with Lisa LoCicero. As for Alexis, I still want to see Rick come back. I f’n loved them. As long as he stayed far far away from Elizabeth. I thought they were one of the worst couples EVER. Some sad news: I had a friend at GH Weekend last week and people were talking that when John Reilly filmed his scenes for Mac and Felicia’s wedding, they had to give almost all of his lines to Tiffany, because he seems to have Alzheimer’s. Isn’t that horrible? We will see them, at least. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 OH NO, that is horrible. I was hoping he would at least be able to call her princess. Sean and Felicia were always so close. He protected her like she was his daughter. I have heard rumors that Tiffany and Sean will come to town with their daughter. OMG Tiffany will probably run into Julian. Log in to Reply katehhoward August 3, 2013 New Julian makes no sense. He is obviously too young to be Sam’s father. I was really hoping that it would turn out that this Julian and Ava was Sams brother and sister. Julian was around Olivia’s age back in the day. If they brought Tonja back to GH it would be obvious that she is older than this gentleman. I am loving this Jerome mob story. Sonny will not be able to take Mr. Jerome down easily. And another thing Julian and Luke were at odds constantly. How can Duke look so old and Julian looks so young? I do not see how this guy can be Sam’s dad. Log in to Reply Perkie August 3, 2013 Maybe my eyesight is off but to me, Devry looks like he could be early 50s and KeMo looks early 30s, so it works for me. Unless come Monday, they’re standing side by side and it looks different. Having said that once Julian shares scenes with Duke and Sonny, that could change because he does look younger than both of them. To me actual actor age doesn’t matter so much as how it looks onscreen. Some actors (BH, KeMo) look younger than they are and others (DZ) look older. I think if we’ve accepted DZ and LiLo as mother/son than pretty much anything works. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 Perkie i really had to stretch to get to dante and olivia but i will add this – dante and olivia came in as brand new characters so there was a greater leeway IMHO. Julian is a character we have seen and he was of the same age as duke/anna/tiffany and maybe just a little younger than robert and sean. I dont buy hes old enough to be sams dad but i really dont buy him as a love interest for alexis or that he is older than she is. Peter Reckell – he wouldnt have been my first choice for sams dad but he would have been a great choice for julian jerome (I STILL want her dad to be robert) Log in to Reply Perkie August 3, 2013 I think the reason I’m okay with Dante/Olivia is because she had him at 15 so they would grow up looking close in age. I was shocked to see that Peter Reckell is 58. Maybe it’s because I haven’t watched DOOL in years and so my memory of him is of a younger man, but when it was first mentioned that he may be playing Sam’s dad, there was no way I could picture that. I do agree that Julian looks too young to be with Alexis, but Rick Hearst is about 10 years younger than her and it seemed to work. Log in to Reply Yoryla August 3, 2013 Peter Reckell would have been perfect to play Julian. Absolutely perfect. He even looks like the previous portrayer, Jason Culp. Log in to Reply EricasEvilTwin August 3, 2013 Its not about actual age but the age the actors look. Julian is suppose to be in his mid 50s. I dont see that when i look at WDV. great actor, good looking but not that old. Rick Hearst looked like he was of similar age and really all he had to look was younger than sonny (which he does). Log in to Reply liason4real August 3, 2013 nuJulian is under the age of 49 which is very important to the bean counters. Log in to Reply soapcrazy August 4, 2013 The writers at GH (current and previous) have always said that Alexis was 16 when she got pregnant and she got pregnant by an OLDER man. I think people are expecting Sam’s father to be older than Alexis always (past and present). William Devry doesn’t look older than Nancy Lee Grahn. He looks Younger than her. If you say Alexis got pregnant by a older man, then when he shows up, he has to look OLDER than her. I am sorry but NLG looks Way Older than William Devry. I think the visual appearance of NLG, KeMO and WD is what is jarring and causing confusion. I can see why some posters are saying there is a Julian Sr out there. And that Sam and Julian and Ava could be siblings rather than Daughter/father/Aunt Log in to Reply noway August 4, 2013 Sorry posting and don’t watch, but watched her on ATWT and YR, why does she look possessed in every picture since coming to GH? Log in to Reply noway August 4, 2013 Sorry posting and don’t watch, but watched her on ATWT and YR, why does she look possessed in every picture since coming to GH? Log in to Reply Crystal_Ann August 4, 2013 [quote=Lucy D.]Word,samIShot, word!!! People have to have something to complain about and blame Ron C. for. So now it’s ages on the soaps. Something that’s existed forever. The guy looked old enough in his scene with Maxie to be Sam’s dad.[/quote] Age is a valid complaint and there nothing wrong with expressing that complaint. It may have existed forever but many TV writers are able to make it believable. Age is important, for example if Tracey turned out to be Duke’s daughter19 or Sam was Liz or Sabrina’s mother, would you find it believable? He did not look old enough to be Sam’s dad to me. I like William DeVry but I can’t buy him as the father of Sam. To me, he looks the same age as Jason and her current love interest. I’m a fan of the Jerome family but in my opinion, Julian was seriously miscast. I have nothing against RC but I wish he would he would stop his annoying habit of making actors and actresses who look close in age, on screen parent and child (he did the same thing on OLTL, the Ford Brothers mother looked the same age as her oldest son). It’s distracting. Log in to Reply Cornfed August 6, 2013 EET and liason4real are freakin CRACKING ME UP on this thread! Great reading seeing everyone debate the age factor. Glad to hear that Devry is clicking onscreen with everyone. IMHO, he looked older (and crappy) in the casting news photo here on DC, but on screen from the promos etc, he looks fantastic and sexy! I’m not a total Sonny lover (except with my beloved Brenda), but glad to hear Ron C. is building possible future story with him in mind. Log in to Reply Cornfed August 6, 2013 [quote=Crystal_Ann][quote=Lucy D.]He did not look old enough to be Sam’s dad to me. I like William DeVry but I can’t buy him as the father of Sam. To me, he looks the same age as Jason and her current love interest. I’m a fan of the Jerome family but in my opinion, Julian was seriously miscast. I have nothing against RC but I wish he would he would stop his annoying habit of making actors and actresses who look close in age, on screen parent and child (he did the same thing on OLTL, the Ford Brothers mother looked the same age as her oldest son). It’s distracting.[/quote] Bring it on Crystal Ann! EXACTLY. Jessica Leccia barely looked a day older than David Gregory… So have Sam and hottie dad had scenes yet? Wait til the sexual chemistry explodes onscreen LOL Log in to Reply Yoryla August 12, 2013 Not everything is, and/or has to be romantic. I don’t get why some people aren’t happy with just a family relation. Siblings can have good chemistry aswell without it having to be anything more than that. Also, the same applies with Sam & Julian. Why can’t people just be happy she finally has her father on screen? Why must there be all this talk about “oooh, major chem, major chem” Ewww. Isn’t it bad enough that there are these cousins attracted to each other (btw, please, that would never ever happen in real life. Cousins don’t mix and that’s just the end of it.) And this show really doesn’t/ didn’t need to go to such lengths to make Michael & Kiki happen. I’m sorry, but the character of Kiki is still horrible, the name is ridiculously bad, and KA is not a good actress. Also, I would think it’s very weird and irresponsible for a real-life couple to be acting as a couple on screen. Also, why on earth is the show going by real-life events? It’s this kind of thinking that puts the entire show into jeopardy. The same way as with TG demanding who to work with. Sorry, he may be the star of the show, but when actors start to demand storylines and couplings it VERY rarely goes right. So what if CD and KA break up off screen? How awkward will it be to portray a couple at that point? Or will the show cave in to the actors demands again, and break them up? What happens then? What if the on screen coupling has a load of fans at that point and they just have to break them up because of the off screen relationship failing? At this point the couple could already be married, have a child, etc. on screen. Have any of these people seriously thought about this?! Anna’s new hair-do is NOT flattering. More length, and bring back the highlights, pls. Loved the Duke/Ava scenes. I hope Anna can really bring this bitch down to her knees. I’m getting a little sick of her now being in every storyline. I hope she doesn’t become one of these people who win all the time. Because I love MW and/but wouldn’t want to start hating her character. At this point I can still be interested a bit. I will say, even though I do think the show is now better, and they have picked up the pace on MOST of the storylines, I still hate the fact that these storylines’ *focal point* is the wrong one. The Sam’s father storyline should be told mostly from Sam’s point of view, and secondly from Alexis’, NOT Julian’s or Ava’s povs. Also, the ELQ battle should be told from Tracy’s, AJ’s and Monica’s pov (Monica wasn’t even THERE at the board meeting!!!!!! Omg!!!) NOT in reference to some Kiki person who is not even a Q. Why did the newspaper headline have it that “Kiki sided with Uncle AJ” as the headline??? That’s not what broke the vote – it was Alice! It should have said “Q maid breaks the vote”. This is exactly what I’m talking about. Even these things that have nothing to do with Kiki, are somehow made to be about her. Why??? Also, the Jeromes storyline should be ALL about Anna and Duke, which I do think there’s still a chance of happening, but it hasn’t been that way thusfar. Now I can agree with Sam included, and hopefully Lucas in the future. But please, USE the legendary characters you HAVE of Anna and Duke. They are the only one of the legendary supercouples you have left, don’t botch it! Log in to Reply Cornfed August 13, 2013 [quote=Yoryla]Anna’s new hair-do is NOT flattering. More length, and bring back the highlights, pls. Loved the Duke/Ava scenes. I hope Anna can really bring this bitch down to her knees. I’m getting a little sick of her now being in every storyline. I hope she doesn’t become one of these people who win all the time. Because I love MW and/but wouldn’t want to start hating her character. At this point I can still be interested a bit. I will say, even though I do think the show is now better, and they have picked up the pace on MOST of the storylines, I still hate the fact that these storylines’ *focal point* is the wrong one. The Sam’s father storyline should be told mostly from Sam’s point of view, and secondly from Alexis’, NOT Julian’s or Ava’s povs. Also, the ELQ battle should be told from Tracy’s, AJ’s and Monica’s pov (Monica wasn’t even THERE at the board meeting!!!!!! Omg!!!) NOT in reference to some Kiki person who is not even a Q. Why did the newspaper headline have it that “Kiki sided with Uncle AJ” as the headline??? That’s not what broke the vote – it was Alice! It should have said “Q maid breaks the vote”. This is exactly what I’m talking about. Even these things that have nothing to do with Kiki, are somehow made to be about her. Why??? Also, the Jeromes storyline should be ALL about Anna and Duke, which I do think there’s still a chance of happening, hey are the only one of the legendary supercouples you have left, don’t botch it![/quote] DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER! Please bring back Finola’s highlights, her hair couldn’t have been more adorable Nov thru Jan! WHY is Kristen Alderson on the cover of the PC Press? Do they WANT us to hate this charater and this actress? Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.