This past TV season, former General Hospital star Bryan Craig wowed audiences as Javi Mendoza on the Eva Longoria-helmed Grand Hotel for ABC. Well, news came down Tuesday afternoon that the awesome guilty pleasure wasn’t getting a Season 2 (boo!). Could that mean his character, the late Morgan Corinthos, could get a reprieve?
Another Run For Bryan Craig?
After all, the body of the youngest son of Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Carly (Laura Wright) was never really found. It was assumed he blew up when the car he was driving, which he stole from Julian Jerome (William deVry) — the true target of the hidden bomb — exploded as a helpless Drew (Billy Miller), who thought he was Jason (Steve Burton) at the time, watched.
It would be easy enough to write Morgan back in. While girlfriend Kiki (Hayley Erin) was killed, her mom, another former girlfriend — Ava Jerome (Maura West) — is still very much in town and has a lot to answer for since it was her switching his bipolar meds that caused his meltdown. But while there’s a way to get Morgan back, is there a will?
When told several months ago that Morgan is still referenced on GH and asked if that’s flattering, the actor responded, “It is flattering. I can’t believe that character made the splash it did. The creator of Grand Hotel tells me that when he posts something about me my fans come running. I had a really good role [in Morgan] and I had a lot of fun [playing him].”
Keeping In Touch
Of course, that doesn’t mean the actor would be willing to make a return but at least he has fond memories and appreciates that he has such a healthy fan following because of the soap. He greatly admires his onscreen father as he and Benard, along with former onscreen brother Chad Duell (Michael), still engage in fun banter via social media.
Bryan Craig has had a pretty full post-GH life, so while it seems a longshot that he would return to the soap anytime soon, never say never. General Hospital (GH) airs weekdays on ABC. Check your local listings for airtimes.