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Wishful Casting: Pam Grier as Jordan Ashford's Foxy Mama on General Hospital


Ex-Fed Jordan Ashford (Vinessa Antoine) currently finds herself in a whole lotta trouble on ABC Daytime's General Hospital. After being cut by the DEA, the undercover operative risked her life to help mob hitman/lover Shawn Butler (Sean Blakemore) save Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) from the newly-aligned Zacchara-Jerome crime family.

Port Charles Police Commissioner Anna Devane (Finola Hughes), herself no stranger to danger, made Jordan an offer she couldn't refuse — go undercover for the PCPD to infiltrate the Corinthos organization. If anyone could use a little advice from a parent, it's Jordan. Why not bring on the original sexual chocolate femme fatale, Pam Grier, to prove Jordan got her moves straight from her mama?

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Who better than Grier, star of 70's blaxploitation classics like Coffy and Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown in the 90's, to provide GH viewers with a deeper glimpse into Jordan's back story?

Let's call her character Josephine Ross —after Josephine Baker and Diana Ross!  I bet Mama Jo loved herself some Thomas Ashford. Yes she did, Lord!

She probably thought the world of her late son-in-law, and has never forgiven her trifling daughter for stepping out on him with Shawn.  How would she react to news of Jordan having once again taken up with the man who destroyed her marriage?

Maybe Mama Jo is hiding secrets of her own? What if she once got a little extramarital side action with Judge David Walters (William Allen Young)?

It was recently revealed Judge Walters took such a hard line with Maxie (Kirsten Storms) because of his personal experience with a tragically irresponsible daughter. What if said daughter learned about her father's affair with Jordan's mother, leading to the girl's downfall? Better yet, what if Mama Jo is the long-time mistress of Fluke (Anthony Geary), making Jordan the daughter of the mysterious doppelganger who wants her dead!

Could you dig Pam Grier joining the cast of General Hospital? Slip me some skin, or call me a jive turkey in the comments!