JASON A to Z
Once upon a time, GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Jason was a peppy preppy eager to follow in Alan and Monica’s footsteps by becoming a doctor. But a car accident changed his mind — literally. In the wreck’s aftermath, instead of graduating from med school, Jason swapped the surname Quartermaine for Morgan and joined the Mafia as the stoic hit man who could make (ahem) bad mobsters shake in their cement shoes. Along the way, good lord, what adventures he’s had! In the pages that follow, we recall 26 of them, from A to Z. Adopted: Though Jason is the product of Alan’s affair with the late Susan Moore, Monica came to love their illegitimate son so dearly that she adopted him. Brenda: Jason married his former Port Charles High classmate so that they couldn’t be compelled to testify against one another after they were arrested for Luis Alcazar’s murder.
Carly: Jason’s long-ago hookup has become his BFF.
Duke: The Scottish mobster “murdered” Jason in 2012 — or so it appeared. The culprit was actually Faison in a mask that disguised not only his face but his voice and height.
Emily: Jason was so ticked when Sonny began an affair with his adopted sister that he stole the “business” out from under his boss.
Franco: The famous artist whose favorite pastime, prior to having a pesky brain tumor removed, was tormenting Jason.
Gun: In Jason’s lethal line of work, he never considers himself fully dressed without one.
Helena: Before settling on Jason’s brother, Drew, the Cassadine matriarch had hoped to make Sonny’s muscle her personal assassin. Ian: After Jason shot the doctor/hit man — now there’s a dual profession you don’t hear about every day! — he croaked before revealing that he’d been hired by Claudia to do away with Sonny.
Jackal, P.I.: The alternate personality of Jason’s lovable sidekick, Spinelli, is an old-fashioned gumshoe.
Warm up to GENERAL HOSPITAL’s Stone Cold with an alphabetical rundown of the Mob enforcer’s life story
Karen: Jason lost his high-school sweetheart — Scotty’s late daughter — to Jagger. Liz: Jason’s former flame gave him his firstborn, son Jake (who, just like his daddy, once came back from the dead). Morgan: After the car wreck that transformed Jason from a good boy to a hit man, he exchanged his father’s last name for paternal grandmother Lila’s maiden name.
Noodle Buddha: This Chinese restaurant was the setting of Jason and Sam’s 2011 wedding.
Oscar: Speaking of Jason’s twin brother, when the Mob thug’s family tree grew, it extended to include a nephew, Drew’s son. Patient 6: While believed dead, Jason was locked up and drugged in a medical facility, and referred to only by number.
Quartermaine: Had Jason not forsaken his clan to join Sonny’s “family business,” he’d probably be negotiating corporate mergers today instead of constantly dodging bullets.
Robin: Jason’s old flame tried to — but couldn’t for very long — help him keep up the charade that he was Michael’s father, not half brother A.J. Sam: Jason’s former wife — and for a while, awkwardly, his sister-inlaw! — is the love of his life… unless you ask a Liason fan. Tin Man, The: So shaken was Robin when this baddie shot Jason during one of his typical Mafia workdays that she implored Sonny to can her beau to get him out of the line of fire.
Uncle: Jason has — or had — two: the late Bradley Ward Sr. and Jimmy Lee Holt (who hasn’t set foot in Port Charles for more then 30 years!).
Vote: Whether he wants to be a Quartermaine, Jason still gets to have his say at ELQ — he owns 11.5 percent (and controls 18 percent) of the voting stock. Winifred: This undercover FBI agent destroyed evidence to prevent Jason from having to become a snitch. X-ray: Between the brain surgeries Jason’s undergone and the gunshot wounds he’s gotten, it’s safe to say that he’s been X-rayed so often that by now he oughta glow!
Year Of The Dragon: That’s 2012 for those of you without a takeout menu in front of you — and also the year Jason and Sam welcomed to the world their son, Danny.
Zacharra: This crime family was nothing but trouble for Jason and his crime family. If Claudia wasn’t putting Sonny in the crosshairs, Johnny was sliding Carly between the sheets. Disasterville!
Jason does own other shirts. We think. Probably.
“I now pronounce you hit man and wife.”
“C’mere, ya sweet bastard!”
“Guys, we’ve been over this. It’s not Jackal and Hyde. It’s never been Jackal and Hyde.”
Franco got a great idea when Jason called him a “disaster artist.”
Aw, back when Jason smiled sometimes…
“Jason, come on. Who told you that ‘Just add water’ was part of the babymaking recipe?”
“Weird. I’d never had a misfortune cookie before, either.”
“When do I get to meet my doppelganger, Dad?”
Robin fell for Stone Cold after losing Stone,
The look JaSam give when it’s suggested they wear a cheery gray.
“That’s not how you check for a pulse, Claudia.”
“I spied… ”