Gregory Chase on GENERAL HOSPITAL has a new look so it’s understandable if some fans might be a little confused. When the character first appeared in June 2018, he was played by actor James Read, who had a memorable turn as the villainous Clyde on DAYS OF OUR LIVES. He resurfaced again in September of the same year, departing in October, but when Gregory returned to GH in November 2020, veteran television actor Gregory Harrison had taken over the role.
Dr. Hamilton Finn was surprised to run into his father, Gregory Chase, while in California with Anna Devane. Gregory attempted to apologize for the rift that had come between them, but Finn couldn’t get over the fact that he felt his dad had moved on too quickly with Chase’s mom after his wife had died. Gregory wanted to try and put the past behind them and move on, but Finn wanted nothing to do with his father and walked out of the cafe.
In September, Gregory traveled to Port Charles and met with his other son, Harrison Chase, as well as Finn and Anna at the Metro Court. Eventually, he admitted that he was sick and Finn reluctantly agreed to treat his father. Later, Finn discovered Gregory was suffering from PTLDS, Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome, and advised him how to recover. Gregory remained upset that his son still wouldn’t forgive him and tried to convince him that he and his stepmother are actually quite a bit alike and would make a great team.
Gregory returned again in November 2020 when Finn was shot and had barely survived surgery. He assured Chase that he and his mother, Jackie Templeton, were going through a rough patch but would work it out. He also managed to have a civil conversation with Finn about his granddaughter, Violet, and later even got to meet the little girl and read her a story. However, Gregory also confided to Finn that he and Jackie were separating but that he would be sticking around Port Charles.
Gregory was stunned to overhear Jackie talking about her attraction to Finn and the entire family was shattered when it came out that Finn had an affair with Jackie the night before she and Gregory tied the knot! After a DNA test proved Finn was Chase’s biological father, Gregory was heartbroken, but when Chase fell deathly ill and only Gregory’s blood could be used to formulate an antidote for the poison, it was revealed the results had been tampered with and Gregory was Chase’s real father.
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