Ever since Elizabeth and Jason’s son, Jake, died on GENERAL HOSPITAL and his kidney was given to Carly’s daughter, fans have been wondering where the heck grandmothers Monica (played by Leslie Charleson) and Bobbie (Jacklyn Zeman) have been hiding out… especially since both ladies work at the hospital! Half of that mystery will be solved next month when Charleson returns to the GH canvas next month. “Monica’s back! Look for her to stir things up in July!” the actress tweeted. “AND she is MAD! Once again secrets have been kept from her. Remember all those things you all have been mad about her not knowing?? Well, NOW she KNOWS!”
Charleson tells Soaps In Depth that within days of Garin Wolf being named headwriter of the show, she received a phone call asking her to return. “To get that call to be asked to come back happened really quickly. Really quickly. In a heartbeat,” she reveals. Charleson adds that she reports to the set today to tape her first scenes, and some questions that fans have had about her absence will be answered. “I am pleased because there is an explanation of why she has been away… and now she’s cranky,” Charleson laughs. And at last, Monica will learn that Liz’s middle son had Quartermaine blood. “She discovers about Jake [being Jason’s son] and she confronts Jason and Elizabeth.”
For more of our interview with Charleson, check out the next ABC issue of Soaps In Depth.
UPDATE: A GH rep confirms that Charleson will return the week of July 25, which is the same week that Wolf’s episodes begin to air.