Throughout the years of this pleasantly long soap life, General Hospital has made history time and time again with it’s iconic storylines. Due to our nation’s current situation with the Covid-19 Pandemic, those creative and legendary stories won’t be able to tell a new story as of now, or even in the near future. Although this won’t be forever, it is still difficult for the cast, crew, and fans alike to wrap our heads around the reality of it all. While we sit and wait for our world as we know it to go back to normal, we can reflect on the happy and fond memories we have from our favorite Daytime Drama.
As fashion trends and TV show reboots from the 1990s have begun to resurface, it seems fitting to put focus on one very memorable General Hospital storyline from the 1990s. In the early 1990s I personally, got sucked in and swept away when I started watching GH with my mom and sister and the story that was front and center revolved around Jason Quartermaine- now Jason Morgan- (Steve Burton), Jagger Cates (Antonio Sabato Jr.), and Karen Wexler (Cari Shayne).
Romance, drama, and adventure followed these three wherever they went- even on a deserted island! After being shipwrecked, they were stranded on a deserted island, making things very awkward for everyone involved since Jagger and Karen were a couple, Jason was annoyed, and the two men weren’t too keen on each other. This love triangle was secondary to that of Jagger, Karen, and Brenda Barrett (Vanessa Marcil), but developed as Jason Quartermaine was basically a third wheel when he, Jagger, and Karen were stuck on a deserted island.
Tension was thick between Jason and Jagger, and since Karen was the reason, there was tension and awkwardness all around. In one climatic scene, Jagger walked up as Jason embraced Karen from behind. Of course, Jagger was angry and jealous, but it wasn’t what it looked liked. Jason was comforting Karen after being by the attempted rape. Jason Morgan has always been a savior to women. He is a natural protector, quick thinker, and a fighter for what’s right. Jason Quartermaine never lost that part of himself, even after the car accident with his brother AJ (Sean Kanan), leading him to change his name from Quartermaine to another family name, Morgan.
At some point, Jason and Jagger had to put their pride and differences aside in order to work together to survive. Jagger was the muscle, while Jason was both the brains of the operation along with being strong and resourceful. Karen was resourceful in her own right, but definitely played the role of damsel in distress very well.
Do you remember Jason Quartermaine before he became Jason Morgan? Take a look at the clip below of young Jason, Jagger, and Karen, while stuck on the island in the early 1990s. For me personally, this is where it all began… welcome to the 90s!
Marie is an avid General Hospital fan. Her passion for writing and the compelling nature of the storylines is a perfect equation for writing a GH blog. Micki has a Bachelor of Science degree from Oakland University and spends time writing poetry and song lyrics.