Johnny Zacchara: The Prince of Darkness

Brandon Barash has returned to General Hospital and he is taking his character to a whole new level. In the past, Johnny Zacchara was called The Prince of Darkness, but honestly, he didn’t quite live up to that name. Compared to his (grand)father Anthony Zacchara (Bruce Weitz) and sister, Claudia, Johnny (Sarah Joy Brown) was a walk in the park. He always had a soft spot for the special ladies in his life. Kristina Corinthos (Lexi Ainsworth), although he used her to get a rise out of Sonny and make him vulnerable, he genuinely cared for the young girl. There was also Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero), Carly Corinthos Jacks (Laura Wright), and real life wife, Maxie Jones (Kirsten Storms) to name a few. Johnny wasn’t as ruthless and calculating as the rest of the Zacchara clan. Then one day things changed, Johnny had turned into someone we hadn’t quite seen before. We always knew he wasn’t squeaky clean, but when he killed Anthony, his own father, it was obvious that Johnny had changed.

Johnny went to Pentonville and is currently serving time for his crimes. It doens’t seem like his punishment has had any positive effect on his conscience that’s for sure. If anything, being in Pentonville has hardened the once kind-hearted, son of a mobster. He has already encounterd his arch enemy Sonny Corinthos, as Sonny is in prison for the murder of AJ Quartermaine. Johnny introduced Sonny to the head of the Mexican cartel, and Heavy gave Sonny a taste of prison life. Johnny sat around and watched Sonny get the crap kicked out of him.

Johnny isn’t going to stop with just roughing Sonny up in the slammer. Johnny wants Sonny to take care of the crime in Port Charles, but on his orders. Johnny told Sonny that his brother Ric Lansing (Rick Hearst) is alive, and that Johnny has Ric. He told Sonny that if he didn’t do what he wanted, he could have Ric cut up piece by piece. Johnny really has taken his role in the mob to a whole new level. Prison life has hardened him to the core. What will Sonny be facing in prison at the hands of his long time enemy, Johnny Zacchara?


The Truth Comes Out! What’s Going to Happen to Bad Boy Johnny Z.?

Well yesterday’s GH was simply fantastic. With all those twists and turns in the plot I almost thought I was on some huge Cedar Point roller coaster despite my fear of heights and the simple fact that I have never once been on one, haha. But needless to say GH got me all turned upside down in a roller-coaster exciting rush sort of way. At first I was so confused watching Connie and Johnny go back and forth and tell their stories. I thought, how could they both think they did it? Then Johnny made it all clear, and even did the unthinkable. Anthony Zaccharra is now dead and the blood is on his own grandson’s hands. I am sad to see Bruce Weitz (Anthony) leave the show, I have loved his villain portrayal since his first day on GH. Who would have thought, a main character monster would actually go through with killing another main character on this show? And his own flesh and blood nonetheless. Johnny has always had a soft sweet side, unlike his ever so cold Grandfather, Anthony. Yesterday he shocked us all by coming out with how he plotted to shoot out Anthony’s tires, and convinced Connie to take the blame. What is going to happen to Johnny now? Dante looked like he was on Johnny’s tail in the preview, but that doesn’t mean it won’t take forever to come out. How long will Johnny be able to hide Anthony’s body? I don’t see how this man won’t be spending some time in jail. From shooting out Anthony’s tires and inadvertently killing Cole and Hope, to convincing Connie to lie, and then ultimately killing Anthony, how can he NOT end up in jail? Anything can happen on GH though. Brandon Barash confirmed that he is not leave GH, so maybe we will get to see him in lock up for a while. Oh boy, Carly is NEVER going to take him back once all this comes out. She put her trust in him not only┬áromantically, (which he failed her miserably), but also as a person. She defended him to everyone and swore up and down Johnny wasn’t the one to shoot out Anthony’s tires. After all, she was his alibi. They were together that night, but she was fast asleep when he slipped out. Carly won’t take this lightly, she isn’t one to be made a fool of. If you’re a Carly and Johnny fan, I fear there isn’t much hope for┬áreconciliation. I just can’t wait to keep watching.