‘General Hospital’ Interview: Jean Passanante And Shelly Altman Reveal ‘GH’ Summer Spoilers – Talk Temporary Maxie And Nik Recasts – The Future Of JaSam!

‘General Hospital’ Interview: Jean Passanante And Shelly Altman Reveal ‘GH’ Summer Spoilers – Talk Temporary Maxie And Nik Recasts - The Future Of JaSam! ‘General Hospital’ spoilers are already teasing that this summer will be full of mystery, love found and love lost and so much more. Michael Fairman recently spoke with both co-head writers Shelly Altman and Jean Passionate to get the scoop on what ‘GH’ viewers can expect.

The writers revealed that there will be some interesting additions to the ‘General Hospital’ cast. The co-head writers also discussed the temporary recasts of Maxie Jones [Molly Burnett] and Nikolas Cassadine [Nick Stabile] and how this will affect the storylines. It’s time to talk the summer of 2016!

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Michael Fairman asked how difficult it was as writers to face a recast they may not have anticipated as is the case with Nikolas and Maxie. Jean responded that in her experience, as well as Shelly’s, when an event occurs that takes an actor of the canvas usually the writers will decide to write the character out until the actor can return to the role.

However, there is a point where the writers find themselves unable to write around a critical point in a storyline, especially when there are many other characters involved in the plot. That’s what happened when it came to temporarily replacing Kirsten Storms and Tyler Christopher.

When asked if ‘GH’ viewers will continue to see more of Brad and Lucas, Shelly Altman replied that yes, viewers will see more of the characters both individually and separately. Jean reassures fans that Brad and Lucas are “very important to the canvas because they are connected to the main characters.” There was concern that Brad and Lucas would merely be “trotted out for a few episodes.” This is definitely not the case the co-headwriters’ confirm.

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Bree Williamson will bring Claudette – Nathan’s ex-wife – to Port Charles by the end of July. Bree is currently on recurring status. The character was actually written specifically for Bree. Altman and Passanante reveal that when executive producer Frank Valentini asked them what kind of character they saw as Claudette they both answered “Bree Williamson!” and TPTB were lucky enough to snag the actress for the role.

The big question on everyone’s mind is what is going to happen with Jason Morgan [Billy Miller] and Sam Morgan [Kelly Monaco]. What spoilers can Jean and Shelly share about JaSam?

Shelly Altman revealed that Jason and Sam are “going to be on their big adventure together. They are together.” The co-headwriter says they do not want Jason going back and forth between women – just yet. The writers believe it’s time to give Jason and Sam some happiness at least for now.

So ‘General Hospital’ fans, are you as excited about Summer 2016 and the upcoming storylines as we are?  How do you feel about the temporary recasts?  Share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to check Soap Opera Spy daily for all of your ‘General Hospital’ spoilers and news.

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6 Comments

  1. Regina says

    Please do not split Jasam up they have been through enough let them stay together with Danny and be a family. If Jason and Sam break up I am through with GH for good

    1. Ibrimi Ojie says

      There not going to do that I am I Sam fan first so I love her and jasamiel the family unit then jasam lol. Jason and Sam have been tied to eachother for many years so obviously they are end game I will let this round of love story finish first jasam deserve there time. But after the jasam love story is finish I want my girl Sam to be explored with open possibility. How ever jasam have children so whether apart or together they will see eachother time to time but I expect something new in there love story and after there love story.

  2. Kevin Pham says

    break them up… JASAM is annoying and boring and we all know this.. give JASON some independence for once he’s a man RIGHT… so let him be one instead being tied down to sam a cling machine

  3. Kevin Pham says

    (((The writers believe it’s time to give Jason and Sam some happiness at least for now)))
    please the JASAM FANBASE has had to see SAM and JASON happy for years..over freaking 15 years of making the role of LIZ be used as PUNCHING BAG just to make SAM white wash here charater of all her crimes to LIZ.. and thus putting ….. we actual GENERAL HOSPITAL TV SHOW FANS.. (((not the only watching JASAM tv audience FANS look at the raiting for crying out loud..))))… are sick and tired of having to see that relationship of JASAM all over our tv set… it’s really frustraiting to watchi this show now
    look at the raitings.. as it has plummeted behind DOOl as of early June 5th-7th 2016
    General Hospital’ had a significant decrease in viewership across the board for the week of June 6p-1. Total viewers equaled 2,522,000, which represents a loss of 276,000 viewers. This puts the ABC daytime drama in jeopardy of dropping from the number 3 spot to the number 4 spot if ‘DOOL’ continues to gain total viewers. ‘GH’ had 412,000 women viewers 18-49 which represents a loss of 30,000 in this all-important demographic.

    LETS all MOVE ON from this JASAM agenda relationship organization..

    give JASON some independence a role where he decides to not be with anyone for a full year to logically get in touch back with is roots he doens’t have to be in relationship to be JASON… NOTE… these are among the many reaons why.. STEVE BURTON LEFT GH… he left because his role lost it’s respect to it’s fans… due to the induced obessive writing to have JASON TIED DOWN to illogical ridiculous SAM…. =__=….

    and since then there has been so much modifcation and whitewashing to the role of SAM just to appease the JASAM audience and fanbase..to contradict and justify situationst o make SAM become and look like this fake mother of GOD ROLE in which this role never deserved that kind of HONOR in the first place… after the atrocious evil things that role SAM has done to so many countless others.. and not even brought up as they vividly insult the role of LIZ every year since 2003…

    as penance for this GARBAGE disgusting writing used for so many years… look at the karma reflecting through the ratings…
    look at the raitings.. as it has plummeted behind DOOl as of early June 5th-7th 2016
    General Hospital’ had a significant decrease in viewership across the board for the week of June 6p-1. Total viewers equaled 2,522,000, which represents a loss of 276,000 viewers. This puts the ABC daytime drama in jeopardy of dropping from the number 3 spot to the number 4 spot if ‘DOOL’ continues to gain total viewers. ‘GH’ had 412,000 women viewers 18-49 which represents a loss of 30,000 in this all-important demographic

    when the majority of the show is JASAM fans yes we now know that out of KARMA to the show’s raitings it’s all bad because for this JASAM OVERLY USED fanbase fan service fan scenarist writing storyline for the ALMIGHTY JASAM FANBASE.. and because of this .. it has proven in raitings that the only reason GENERAL HOSPITAL even has an audience is because of the JASAM fanbase… give the ROLE of SAM.. something more challenging to do… SAM shouldn’t be this CLING MONSTER FROM HELL.. when was the last time we saw SAM talk to KIKI she can’t even be grateful to honor SILAS’s memory… after all he’s the one man who saved DANNY from cancer and was there for SAM all that time when JASONw as presumed dead……. and SAM can’t even be bothered to be there for KIKI.. i mean SAM hasn’t been there to talk to kiki or counsel kiki or be a cousin step kinship AUNT or MOM to KIKI…. so what’s the deall.. does the actress KeMo not have enough emotiional raport to create with the illusion needed to show that KIKi and SAM are cousins.. i mean both Kiki Jerome because both (Hayley Erin)) and Kristen Alderson have no problems creatting rapport with whoever they encounter on this show as characters… so what is Kelly Monaco’s problem.. other than that give SAM a role of indiudluaity… her nose is so far up JASON’s arse.. its disgusting.. i love how gh audience ignores how much CLING SAM has with JASON.. but let’s not forget LIZ and JAKEJason had so much individuality and they were not cling they had there own places to go from place to place during 2014-2015… and there was less LIASON after all in the first place SAm was pretty much in every scene you cant even address 2014-2015 as an authentic actual legitmate liason year…. the liz fanbase weeps seeing such abuse but other than that you really can’t even call GENERAL HOSPITAL the actual show anymore.. it might as well be called the JASAM TV SHOW

    RIP to the real GENERAL HOSPITAL show from 1963-2002.. an era where the SHOW didn’t have to DUMB DOWN so much just to present the role of SAM to be looked upon as some kind of monoarch public society fake agenda character…. while the ROLE of many other character like LIZ have been dehumanized as an agenda to disrespect actual real HARD WORKING divorced women with children attemping to reclaim their lives…. the world has changed women are strong powerful creatures women should not be used as props as an agenda to showcase condesating situations that don’t even comply with the stories plots…. we have seen the role of LIZ abused this way.. overly since 2003.. and the worst of the role years were 2009-2015… but as far as LIZ goes that also includes the role of LAURA and especially carly and now even now HAYDEN and AVA…

    so enough is enough…..
    case closed..

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