‘General Hospital’ Fans Think Jordan Went Too Far

As one of the longest-running and most popular medical dramas on television, General Hospital has been entertaining viewers for well over forty years. Although the show has gone through numerous changes in the format and casting over the years, one thing has remained consistent – the characters of General Hospital all thrive on drama. Jordan Ashford is one character, in particular, who always seems to be involved in some sort of scandal. Recently, she took it to another level, involving several other characters in the process – and fans were none too thrilled. 

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When did General Hospital premiere?

General Hospital first premiered on television in 1963 and has been running ever since. In fact, the show has made history as the longest-running daytime drama that has ever been produced on the West Coast. Although the show has experienced its fair share of ups and downs, it has consistently been able to return to form and recapture viewers. 

General Hospital has enjoyed a number of high-profile guest stars over the years, including Elizabeth Taylor, Roseanne Barr, and James Franco. The show itself has been awarded numerous accolades, and somehow, producers manage to reinvent the series every few years, finding new ways to keep storylines fresh, relevant, and entertaining. The creative minds behind General Hospital also know how to keep fans engaged, involving them in the show through extensive social media campaigns, contests, and celebrations. Still, none of these tactics would work to maintain viewers unless the characters featured in the show weren’t entertaining and well-written – and General Hospital boasts some of the best character development on daytime television. 

Who plays Jordan Ashford on General Hospital?

In 2014, the character of Jordan Ashford was introduced to General Hospital. Jordan Ashford, as originally played by Vinessa Antoine, was first introduced to fans as the Commissioner of the PCPD, and the mother of TJ Ashford, another prominent character on the show. Jordan’s troubled past has frequently led her to have conflicts within her own family unit, as well as with the other characters on General Hospital.

After four years of starring as one of the leads in General Hospital, Vinessa Antoine left the show in late 2018. She was replaced by actress Briana Henry, who has continued playing the character of Jordan Ashford to this day. Several years ago, Jordan went through a difficult time as it was revealed that her son’s father is not who TJ thought he was – which in turn led to Jordan acting out and exposing several other character’s flaws in a big way. 

What was Jordan’s recent drama about?

One of the most popular recurring characters on General Hospital is Molly Lansing, as portrayed by actress Haley Pullos. Molly and TJ Ashford have been romantically involved in the series, which has led Molly to have several unpleasant confrontations with Jordan Ashford, TJ’s mother. Needless to say, Jordan does not approve of Molly and is notoriously critical of anyone that her son gets involved with. However, in a recent episode, Jordan took things a little too far when confronting Molly, and fans aren’t happy about it.

Following TJ’s mysterious disappearance, Molly goes to Jordan’s apartment to talk to her about what might have happened. Jordan was not at all receptive to Molly’s questioning and turned the blame around on her. At one point during the heated exchange, Jordan tells Molly “You did this!” Fans took to social media to express their disappointment with Jordan, commenting on one of the show’s Tweets that “nobody treats Molly like that!” and that Jordan was far too harsh with the young woman. 

Fans of General Hospital will have to stay tuned to see what happens next between the two women and whether or not they are ever able to resolve the tension between them.