General Hospital actor Maurice Benard has been playing the character of “Mike” for months now, but spoilers hint a shakeup is on the horizon. Recently, the actor opened up about his current storyline and provided some insight into what’s ahead.
The ‘Jarly’ Wedding Plans Came As A Surprise To Benard
During a chat with Michael Fairman, Benard revealed the idea of Carly and Jason getting married was an unexpected one for him. “I didn’t know they were going to get married until I heard about it in the makeup room,” he noted. As General Hospital viewers know that this wedding has nothing to do with romance. Rather, it’s all about protecting the business Sonny spent years building.
Despite that, Benard thinks the marriage news will greatly upset Sonny once he learns of it. General Hospital spoilers hint the wedding will actually take place, likely toward the end of August or the beginning of September. When Benard learned of the wedding, he teased his first thought was “we are all going to be having some great scenes coming up.”
‘General Hospital’ Viewers Will See Chaos
General Hospital spoilers have not revealed when “Mike” will regain his memories as Sonny. However, it seems clear it’ll come after Carly and Jason’s nuptials. Benard expects Sonny will assume the worst and be furious with his wife and best friend.
“The thing about Sonny is that it’s what Sonny does best, or what I do playing him best, is betrayal,” Benard explained. He expects Sonny will not immediately presume that the marriage is specifically for the good of the business. Instead, Benard suspects the news will stun Sonny and as a result, “all hell is going to break loose.”
Benard Promises Fireworks
Viewers seemingly should not expect a rush of hugs whenever Sonny pops up again in Port Charles. “It’s going to be a great fight when Sonny returns,” Benard teased. It would be a very soapy move for General Hospital to have Sonny walk in on the nuptials as they take place. However, it may not happen quite like that. Benard promised that no matter how it unfolds, there will be fireworks to watch.
The General Hospital star also shared that what they have filmed already “has been really cool.” Unfortunately, he didn’t reveal any juicy timing specifics. Spoilers from SheKnows Soaps indicate the August 20 show is where Carly and Jason will set a date for their wedding. In addition, “Mike” embraces his life, and this likely means forging forward in his pursuit of romance with Nina.
General Hospital fans are quite eager to see Sonny regain his memory. It’s been a long ride up to this point, and spoilers suggest viewers will need to be patient a while longer. However, Benard seems to signal that the payoff will be worth the wait.