In Depth Answers
Q. In GENERAL HOSPITAL’s 55th anniversary episode, they showed a scene in which Jason prevented Monica from killing someone, but they didn’t show who. What’s the story? Rhonda S. via E-mail
The gentleman that Jason prevented his mom from killing was named Pierce Dorman — and he was a real piece of work! Monica began an affair with the hot new surgeon after her and Alan’s marriage became strained following her mastectomy. When Monica reconciled with her hubby and broke things off with her lover, Pierce refused to let her go, even going so far as to threaten both her and Alan. When that didn’t work, he sought revenge by suing her for sexual harassment and, as he was also running heroin, getting Emily addicted to drugs! When Monica found out, she drugged and kidnapped her former lover, declaring him guilty after holding a “trial” by gunpoint. Jason arrived just in time to stop his mom from carrying out a death sentence, which allowed Mac to swoop in and arrest the villain. The dastardly doc was played by Tuc Watkins (later ONE LIFE TO LIVE’s David), who we catch up with in the Old Friends section on page 54!
Q. I recently binge-watched the mocumentary Netflix series AMERICAN VANDAL and am pretty sure I saw THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Aly in one of the interviews. Was that really her?
Wanda Lancaster, PA
A. Good eye! That was B&B’s Ashlyn Pearce (ex-Aly) playing Abby Whitehead, one of many high school students in the hilarious series that investigates a fictional crime committed on school property. THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS’ Sean Carrigan (ex-Stitch) also has a prominent role as the school’s football coach who is potentially connected to the case!
Q. The girl who plays Francesca on GH — the nurse who went on a date with Michael a little while back — seemed really familiar. Has she been on a soap before?
Miranda via E-mail
A. She certainly has! In fact, she’s been on GH before! That’s Celesta DeAstis, who you probably recognized from when she played the grown-up version of Avery during Ava’s dream episode. It’s far from the first time a soap has brought back an actor who had a brief role for something new. Outside of Port Charles, you may also have seen DeAstis guest starring on shows like HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LA TO VEGAS and THE GOLDBERGS!
Honestly, Pierce was kinda into it, though he did feel like the hammer was going just a tad too far.
Pearce graduated from B&B and went straight to high school!
“You look so familiar... “