In Depth Answers
Got burning questions? Lay them on us!
Q.I have watched GENERAL HOSPITAL for 45 years, and I’m confused by Sonny referring to Spencer as his nephew. Who was Spencer’s mother, and how was she related to Sonny? Margaret Koester
A.With 45 years of GH history in your head, it’s no surprise you need an occasional refresher on the past! Spencer’s mom was Courtney Matthews, who came to Port Charles in 2001 looking for her own mother, Janine, who was in town trying to run a con on the local Daddy Warbucks,
Edward Quartermaine. Also in town was Mike Corbin, the father who’d walked out on Sonny when he was a boy. Courtney immediately recognized Mike as her own father, whom Janine had claimed had died after he’d walked out on them! The reunion was a bit rocky, but Sonny enthusiastically slipped into the role of protective big brother. Courtney died of a deadly virus shortly after giving birth to Spencer, but Sonny has remained a loving part of his young nephew’s life!
“Counting the ways Mike hurt us may take more than 10 fingers. Have yours ready!”
Q.On DAYS OF OUR LIVES, Roman’s retirement from the police force left me in shock. It feels like he’d been a cop forever. Did he ever do anything else for a living?
Leslie via E-mail
A.You’re right, Leslie! Roman has spent his entire career enforcing the law in Salem. Of course, he wasn’t always the top dog there. Prior to becoming the police commissioner, he’d been the deputy commissioner, the chief of police and, when we first met him back in 1982 (when he was played by Wayne Northrop), a detective assigned to protect Marlena from the Salem Strangler!
Q.On the June 26 episode, what was the song playing when GH’s Michael was with Nelle?
Ty Cook via E-mail
A.We did a bit of digging to learn that the song playing under that scene in June was “What Is Love,” performed by Kat Kim.
Q.Is GH’s James Patrick Stuart fluent in French in real life… or is he faking it as Valentin? Elizabeth Snidman
A.When Stuart was asked this question during the GH Fan Club Weekend, he admitted that not only is he faking it, but so is his on-screen daughter, Scarlett Fernandez (Charlotte)! However, both of them do have parents who speak the language fluently. Stuart also studied French in high school, so he says that he understands the language better than he speaks it — which comes in handy when he needs to translate for his little co-star. For the record, Stuart doesn’t speak Greek, either!
Roman took his job of guarding Marlena’s body very, very seriously.
“Je na sais what?”