“General Hospital” (GH) spoilers for this week’s episodes reveal that Anna Devane (Finola Hughes) will soon come at Griffin Munro (Matt Cohen) furious that he’s been lying to her since he hit Port Charles. But what would set Anna off that way?
A secret gunshot wound would not upset her like that – neither would the prevailing theory that he was once a priest. And while Griffin may have been a priest – the secret that has Anna foaming at the mouth is likely something so much WORSE.
Let’s look back at GH history really quickly. Back in the day, Anna was pregnant with Duke Lavery’s (Ian Buchanan) child at the same time that Julian Jerome’s (William deVry) sister Olivia Jerome (Tonja Walker) was in love with and totally obsessed with Duke.
Olivia ended up institutionalized with a traumatic brain injury but later came back to make more trouble. Julian was working with Olivia but they disagreed over Duke. Olivia rigged an elevator, intending to hurt Duke (as far as we know) but Anna was in it.
As a result, Anna lost the baby she was carrying. Julian supposedly killed Olivia and then Duke also “died” (but had really been kidnapped) and it was 20 years before he returned after spending two decades held in a Turkish prison. That’s the history.
What if Griffin is Duke’s son with Olivia Jerome? General Hospital spoilers say that would make Anna absolutely livid because Olivia is the reason that Anna lost her chance to have a child with Duke. If you go back and do the math, though, the years don’t allow for Griffin to be the age he is now.
But remember you have to do “soap math”… Lucas Jones (Ryan Carnes) was born around the same time on GH and he and Griffin are the same age. Lucas was hit with SORAS (soap opera rapid aging syndrome) and that’s why he’s the age he is even though the timelines don’t align.
So in terms of the wonky Port Charles kid-aging timeline, Griffin is absolutely the right age to be Duke’s kid with Olivia. And if Olivia Jerome is Griffin’s mother, that’s something Griffin would not tell Anna because his mother might have told him about the miscarriage.
There’s also a chance that Griffin’s mother is NOT dead and he forged the letter he showed Anna… Or Olivia may have finally died and that’s why Griffin felt like he needed to come to town to check out these people.
But since Griffin likely knows the Corinthos-Jerome-Lavery history, he might have kept that piece of his parentage secret. When Sam Morgan (Kelly Monaco) mentioned she was Julian’s daughter, Griffin had a visceral reaction.
That could be explained by him knowing Julian had Duke killed. Or it could have been doubly shocking because Julian killed Duke and tried to kill Olivia back in the day. Anna would be furious to know that Olivia was able to have a child with Duke but robbed her of the same chance.
That would explain perfectly why Griffin came to town under less-than-honest circumstances. Griffin being shot, whether by Nathan West (Ryan Paevey) or not, being a priest, and possibly committing adultery with Claudette are not worthy of the fury in Anna’s eyes.
But him being a Jerome would be. Plus, if Griffin had come directly to Anna and told her that he was the child of Duke and Olivia, she never would have let him in her front door – or her life – and Griffin obviously wanted to get to know Duke’s true love.
Will it be Duke’s spectral visit to Anna on Wednesday May 11 that prompts her to do the math on when Griffin was born and align it with Duke’s relationship with Olivia Jerome? Perhaps the truth is tickling Anna’s subconscious and getting knocked out made her realize it.
Griffin looks ashamed of himself when Anna comes to confront him and she looks like she just came out of the cooler because she’s all banged up. Did Anna have a revelation about Griffin’s origin story while conked out and came to test her theory?
What do you think GH fans? Will this secret-keeping cost Griffin any shot at having a friendly relationship with Anna and Sonny? And if Griffin is Olivia’s son, how will Julian react to that news? Finally, do you think Olivia Jerome might still be alive?
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