As General Hospital’s Sam Steps Up Her Quest for the Truth, We Tell All About Drew — With Photos to Back It Up (’Cause Who Would Believe This [Bleep] Otherwise?!?)
Spoilers for Friday, September 3, have the private eye filling in her confidant about the one that got away.
Gotta hand it to General Hospital heroine Sam: She. Is. Intrepid. And now that she has even an inkling that there’s still a pulse in the “late” Drew — aka the guy she believed was Jason long enough to marry him and have his daughter — she’s like a dog with a bone.
In other words, she won’t let go.
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Spoilers for the episode airing Friday, September 3, reveal that on this day, she catches up Curtis on her investigation. But if she really wanted the whole story, she might consult the below photo gallery below.
We do, after all, know more than she does. So does Cameron Mathison, who is stepping into the role originated by Billy Miller. Though he’s joked to Soap Opera Digest that “it’s been very easy for me to tell people I have no idea what’s going on — because I literally have had no idea what’s going on!” he is keenly aware that his new alter ego “is different [from All My Children character, Ryan] and also, in some ways, has aspects of it that really play to my strengths, too.”
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While we wait to see how that manifests itself in the, in the timeline you’ll find down under, we revisit Drew’s confusing introduction to Port Charles, the identity crisis that made him extremely in-demand among the womenfolk, and bring you more up to date than even Sam may be.
Wanna see what our dossier on Drew contains? Just click on the photo gallery below. But if your head starts to spin, don’t blame us; the guy’s history will do that to anyone!
<p>Oh, we’re not condoning infidelity. But if <em>General Hospital</em> cad Alan Quartermaine hadn’t stepped out on wife Monica — seen here having none of it (or whatever is less than none of it) — Jason Morgan would never have been born, and with him, we wouldn’t learn until decades later, his twin brother, Drew Cain.</p>
<p>Clueless as to his byzantine origin story, little Drew (originally Billy Miller as an adult) was raised by Nurse Betsy Frank, who was theoretically only looking after him until Mom returned to claim him. What with being murdered and all, Susan Moore never went back. So during Drew’s formative years, he connected big-time with the son of his mother’s loco cousin, Heather Webber — Franco Baldwin.</p>
<p>After Lil’ Franco pushed Lil’ Drew down the stairs, or so Betsy said, she sent the latter away for his own safety (and lied that he’d not only danced around but kicked the bucket). But, in fact, the tykes were bonded for life. Franco even painted the two of them to commemorate their past, fraught as it might have been.</p>
<p>In 2018, Franco remembered that he’d been molested by Jim Harvey and had only given Drew that game-changing shove — <em>accidentally</em>, it bears mentioning — to save him from the same fate. That very year, Drew served justice as best he could by putting an end to Jim in order to protect Franco. (As you can see, he needed some protecting!) But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. When first we met Drew in 2014, neither we nor he knew that he was Drew. Everyone thought that they should be saying…</p>
<p>Elizabeth Webber was the first to draw the conclusion that her heavily bandaged new patient wasn’t so much Jake Doe as he was her lost love, the Mob hitman known as Stone Cold. Seeing a chance to obtain for them the future they’d been denied by his criminal lifestyle, she remained mum about his identity — hey, his “widow,” Sam McCall had moved on — and made plans to marry him posthaste.</p>
<p>As so often happens, Liz’s big secret came out, and Drew, upon stepping into the life that he came to think was his — Jason’s — “reunited” with Sam. And when we say “reunited,” we mean reunited in such a way that nine months later, they welcomed into the world a daughter, Scout (who technically was named Emily after the twins’ late sister).</p>
<p>When Jason was resurrected — because let’s be real, no one ever <em>really</em> dies in Port Charles — Drew was sent reeling. If he wasn’t Jason, um, who <em>was</em> he? Jason’s heretofore-unknown brother, it turned out. <em>That</em> was gonna take some getting used to.</p>
<p>In no time, poor Drew’s marriage to Sam evaporated, and he wound up entangled anew in the life of his (surprise!) babymama, Kim Nero, and their terminally ill son, Oscar. Don’t jump, kid; you don’t have long as it is!</p>
<p>As if Drew’s life weren’t complicated enough… ! Following Oscar’s demise, and Kim’s attempted rape of Drew (how better to create a replacement son, she thought), he had to try to save Franco from having his memories implanted in his brother of choice’s head by the evil Shiloh. (One name is enough for him; he was as bad as Cher is cool. Also of note, Drew didn’t succeed, and for a while there, Franco was wandering around with his buddy’s thoughts in his head and old flame in his arms.)</p>
<p>In 2019, Drew was on his way to Afghanistan by way of an elevator at General Hospital when last we saw him. We were told that he never arrived at his destination, that the plane disappeared. It was assumed that he was dead. That is, it was assumed by folks who weren’t regular viewers of <em>General Hospital</em>. The rest of us, we bided our time until we were served up…</p>
<p>In the summer of 2021, Drew was revealed to be alive and… well, not <em>well</em>, exactly, but alive. And on the plus side, he looked a lot like Cameron Mathison, who had previously played Ryan Lavery on <em>All My Children</em>. As you’d expect, questions immediately presented themselves. Foremost among them: Since Sam had split from Jason, would she gravitate away from new boo Dante Falconeri and toward her ex?</p>
<p>As unfinished as the business between Drew and Sam may have been, she remained committed to Dante… even as fundamental differences between Sonny Corinthos’ firstborn son and his ex-lover began to reveal themselves. So where did that leave Drew?</p>
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