In Depth Cover Story
Find out what’s in store for all your Port Charles favorites!
When we asked GENERAL HOS- PITAL co-headwriters Shelly Altman and Chris Van Etten for a peek into 2019, they gave us all the scoop… which we’re passing on to you!
Sonny Needs A Miracle!
“As the new year begins,” says Altman, “Sonny will have to take a good, hard look at the situation with Mike. It’s been hard for him to separate the reality from the emotion.” Sonny’s hope has been that he and his dad will find a way to reconcile their issues from the past, but now, says the scribe, “time is running out!”
Ryan Gets Desperate!
As another murder rocks Port Charles this week, fear is running rampant in Port Charles. And with good cause, as it
is clear that Ryan’s crime spree is esca- lating! The question on everyone’s lips as we head into the new year: Who will be his next victim? “Ryan is getting both more emboldened and a bit more desperate at the same time,” says Van Etten. And every day, the list of potential victims grows, especially as questions are raised regarding the odd behavior being exhibited by “Kevin” over the past few weeks! “Protecting his identity by any means necessary is becoming Ryan’s No. 1 priority!”
If there’s one person he should work hard to keep in the dark, it’s Ava. While Altman agrees that if and when the truth comes out, Ava will “be in for the shock of her life,” that could also result in the tables being turned! After all, he’s not the only one in their relationship who knows how to commit murder!
A Reunion For Jason & Sam?
The mystery bubbling up
from Sam’s past could have a major im- pact on her future! And while that sounds like trouble, it could also be a good thing! “Over the years, Jason and Sam have often been at their best when they’re working together toward a common goal,” previews Altman. And what of the unfolding mystery they’ll team up to solve? “Sam will learn that this has a far greater reach than she thought. It will affect more people than she could have imagined!”
Big Baby Drama
“There’s a long road that will be followed in the baby-switch story,” says Van Etten, and it will involve a wide swath of the canvas, including characters one might not expect. It will also have repercussions that impact other storylines. For example, “Julian’s knowledge about what happened the night Nelle gave birth will impact his relationships with others.” That includes Kim, who is slowly getting closer to
Drew as they deal with Oscar’s continu- ing health crisis, as well as Alexis, whose continued exploration of her past (and the bad decisions made there) could lead in an unexpected direction.
Then there’s Willow, who we now know to be the mother of the child Lucas and Brad actually adopted. She will also see her life turned upside-down… and at the worst possible moment! “She and Chase are finding their way toward a nice, healthy relationship,” says Altman, adding that Willow is also bonding with Michael. “Things could get very messy!”
They’ve declared their love, so what’s next for Finn and Anna? “They’ll continue to face challenges,” teases Van Etten, “especially as a result of Anna’s career, which continues to put Finn in unexpected positions!” And of course, “the ghost of Hayden is certainly always present between them. She is out there, somewhere… ”
“The ghost of Hayden is certainly always present!!”
In Other News
Although Elizabeth and Franco’s last two weddings were called off, Altman assures us that “there is a marriage in their future.” Meanwhile, look for Franco to deal with the fact that, for the first time in his life, he’s “part of a family and everything that that means.” • Kristina could find herself in danger thanks to her new pal, Daisy!
Dare we hope that they’re crying from laughing really hard?
“Like a normal person, I enjoy expressing obsession, Ava. Imean affection.”
“I know you’re busy saving lives and all, but I need you to put on a German accent and help me crack a case!”
When told that Sam and Jason will be workingvery closely together in thefuture, this is what we picture.
Had Franco known that having a family meant nightly cuddles, he’d have gotten one sooner.