James Nigbor is out as Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Billy Miller) son Jake on “General Hospital.” The 9-year-old made his final appearance on Monday, February 29, 2016. The role is reportedly being recast.
If you tuned into today’s episode of ABC’s “General Hospital,” you probably took notice of a conversation Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason Morgan (Billy Miller) had with Jason’s mother, Dr. Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson), over Jason and Elizabeth’s son, Jake (James Nigbor), and the severity of his recent injuries. Monica suggested that their son’s orthopedic care be moved from General Hospital in Port Charles to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Philadelphia. The transition to Shriners marks the second consecutive year in which Shriners Hospitals for Children has teamed up with the daytime drama series to raise awareness and support for the expert care it provides to kids. Last year, the soap told the story of Spencer Cassadine (Nicolas Bechtel), who was severely burned following a fire at Wyndemere. In story, Spencer was treated at the Boston location for Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Poor Sam (Kelly Monaco) has been lying on Elizabeth’s (Rebecca Herbst) basement floor for days, after falling down the stairs while confronting Jake (James Nigbor) about orchestrating the strange events at his house. Concussed and cold, she crawled toward a space heater and plugged it. By the time it started sparking, she was drifting in and out of consciousness and her fate seemed sealed. But this week on “General Hospital,” Jason (Billy Miller) arrives to save Sam.
“General Hospital’s” Jake (James Nigbor) hasn’t been the same since he was rescued from the Cassadine compound. There’s something off and menacing about Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) and Jason’s (Billy Miller) son. What happened to the boy, while he was in captivity that caused the personality shift? And, more importantly, is Sam (Kelly Monaco) safe from ‘The Bad Seed’ Helena (Constance Towers) created?