This blog is about 4-5 months early. Cameron Mathison will be joining the show in the fall. GH has been very coy about what character Cameron will play. Is it coy or do they just now know yet? Either way, the fun has begun and we get to start speculating who he will portray. Will it be a recast? Someone new? Casey the alien? Here are a few of my thoughts, followed by who I really think that he will portray.
Drew Cain - so far, this has been an overwhelmed guess. I'm going to pass. When Billy Miller was introduced, the storyline was convoluted and constantly changing. The writers didn't have this spelled out from the beginning. (Do they ever?) I'm afraid it would be confusing and require too much brain power to get through it.
Steven Lars - I like this idea. But one condition. They have to find a reason to let Heather out of D'Archam Asylum. Steven is boring as hell without Heather. Hell, the show is too. Heather always made a great showing when she was on screen and Steven just really had no role without her.
Miguel Mores - I'm sure Cameron still looks great without a shirt on and that is pretty much the only requirement for this part. Well, that and speaking Spanish.
Peter August - Everyone hates this guy. I'm talking the fans here. What if the fans were given a reason to like him? Get rid of the actor. Have the character crash his car, then experience an explosion, and give him a new face and suddenly Peter has a new look and new actor. Would the world like him then? Would you root for the character with a new actor? What kind of storylines can he be given?
Jackie Templeton - Hear me out on this one. I thought Kim Delaney was a spectacular recast. She was very believable and natural in the role. Unfortunately, she was only on screen for 5 minutes. Maybe they would give the character more screen time if Cameron played it.
So... what would I do if I was a member of TPTB and could do something with this character? I would bring him in as a psychiatrist. Full time at GH so he can interact with the staff on a constant basis. I would also have him be bisexual. I can see him flirting shamelessly with both Liz AND Lucas. And pretty much everyone else for that matter.
The one storyline I would like him to be a part of is Michael. Michael will have "issues" in the romance department if you catch my drift. He goes to see Cameron and Michael realizes he has unsolved PTSD issues from his incident in jail. There will be scenes between the two, in the office, which rarely happens on this show. Michael can have some breakthroughs about his rape and confront it with some really good acting scenes in the psychiatrist's office.
What a fun idea. And I struggle with this one. First of all, do we NEED another male character who's this bland and at this age? Nope. We have Tad Martin/Martin Gray. Get that going--and we have Roger coming back as well. So-- who could he be?
New Character: I'll name him Tristin McConnor. He's the new anchor for WPCX the local channel. Sort of like our Tiffany did back in the day. Media outlet run by Sam from Aurora.
Steven Lars- Obvious choice. Liz' brother. Right age, doctor at the hospital. I still have the nagging Hayden thing. If BB comes back, they'd want to pair them. If they are siblings that's a no.
Number One: RYAN LAVERY: Um.. well, it writes itself doesn't it? He's already a known character from AMC and probably could be related to Duke. Comes in as a Five Family figure? Or, just a guy looking for his Uncle's fortune he buried somewhere in PC? We'll think of something!
It's Tuesday. You know what to do. If you can, comment on what character
you might see Cameron as in the fall.