On Feb. 14, longtime GENERAL HOSPITAL fans got a Valentine's Day treat with an extra bonus added to the end when the soap shared a clip from the April 24, 2017, episode that ended with Ingo Rademacher revealing he is returning to GH! In the scene, having just split with Sonny, Carly asked Jax to give her time to process everything before jumping back into a relationship with him. Since she wouldn’t leave with him, Jax kissed her goodbye and walked out the door. But then the camera cut to a man watching the scene on TV. “Oh, come on,” he exclaimed as he paused the clip. “That can’t be the end.”
Then the camera swung around to show that it’s actually Rademacher himself watching the last scene he shot for the soap. “‘Cause it’s not,” he continued with a sly smile. “I’m coming back to GH. And Jax’s legacy is going to continue in a big way. See you soon!”
On March 20, the actor shared a photo of himself outside of the GH studio where he shared a little more information about his big comeback. “Won’t be long now,” he teased. “Just had my fitting. All new look for Jax. Start shooting next week. No air date yet. Stay tuned. Can’t wait!” Given the show’s shooting schedule, if he’s beginning to shoot at the end of March, then look for Jax to return somewhere around the end of April or beginning of May. Just in time for sweeps!
The last time Jax was seen in Port Charles was in April of 2017 when he came to visit Josslyn and break the news that Lady Jane had died. (Actress Barbara Tarbuck had passed away four months earlier.) And when Carly told him about Nelle Benson’s scheme to ruin her life, Jax confessed that he’d paid Frank Benson to buy Nelle’s kidney for Josslyn. Furious that Carly had slept with Jax, Sonny tried to have him deported but Jax left of his own volition.
By November of 2017, Rademacher had joined the cast of CBS sudser THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL as a recast Thorne Forrester, although they reached a mutual agreement to part ways in December of 2019.
What could bring Jax back to Port Charles, and how will his legacy continue "in a big way?" Carly is back with Sonny and they are expecting another child together. How will the Aussie’s return impact their lives? The soap still hasn't announced Rademacher's first air date back, so stay tuned for more information as it is released. And for more GH casting news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine!
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