Fans wonder if Julian Jerome’s leaving General Hospital. Will William deVry exit the ABC soap? Now, Julian’s decision to move to New York City with his love interest Kim Nero (Tamara Braun) is a cause for concern among viewers. In 2017, contract negotiations between the actor and GH hit an impasse.
Then, the soap struck a deal in August of that year and the actor stayed, to the delight of his many fans. That places his contract renewals in August of each year – the month we’re now in. So, with that in mind and the current storylines, will Julian Jerome exit GH?
Julian Jerome Exits General Hospital? Storylines Look Tense for William deVry
Before coming to GH, William deVry was no stranger to daytime. Some of his most memorable roles were Michael Cambias in the now-defunct All My Children. Plus, he played Storm Logan on The Bold and the Beautiful, a guy who gave up his heart so his sister would live. But he is best known as mobster Julian Jerome, a role he assumed in 2013 and continues to play. At first, on GH, he was media mogul Derek Wells but his true identity came out as did his past with Alexis Davis (Nancy Lee Grahn).
He learned he is Sam McCall’s (Kelly Monaco) father and Lucas Jones’ (Ryan Carnes) biological dad. Leo Falconeri (Aaron Bradshaw) is his youngest child. Between his children and grandchildren, there are compelling reasons to stay in Port Charles. Not to mention his sister Ava Jerome (Maura West) needs her brother in the aftermath of her daughter’s murder. But now, fans are asking if William deVry – and Julian Jerome – are exiting General Hospital. The current plot makes it look possible.
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GH Spoilers: Julian’s Family Ties Strengthening – Worst Time to Leave?
Although on General Hospital, Julian Jerome’s attempted murder of Alexis didn’t sit well with Lucas, Sam, or her sisters, things shifted recently. Sam put her animosity aside recently and worked with him to shield Lucas’ son from rotten DoD leader Shiloh Archer (Coby Ryan McLaughlin). And now, Lucas lets Julian see his grandson. Plus, Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero) softened on letting Julian spend time with little Leo. So, things in Port Charles are going well for Julian Jerome.
Of course, there’s still the blowup coming if the baby Wiley truth comes out – and Julian’s role in that. Today, Julian’s in a good place with his kids and things are getting better by the day. Right now, Julian Jerome’s got his bar, Charlie’s Pub, up for sale. Kim’s selling her apartment and they’re packing for New York City. But this might not be the right time to leave. In fact, this week, Kim offers to leave him behind and tells Lucas if he wants his dad to stay, she’ll do it, according to General Hospital spoilers.
William deVry Leaves General Hospital?
Despite where the plotlines are pointing to Julian leaving Port Charles, it doesn’t seem likely. In fact, William deVry signed a three-year contract in August 2017. That carries him for another year from now. So, given that, it seems doubtful that Julian or Will are exiting the soap. However, any soap can release an actor from their contract. But that seems highly unlikely. In fact, this exit story’s about to unravel – for Julian Jerome, at least.
Plus, many General Hospital fans are clamoring for a Julexis reunion despite him moving on to Kim. He also gave up his criminal ways so it’d be nice to see that pay off in a full reconciliation with his family. How would it be possible if he left town? Plus now that Franco Baldwin’s (Roger Howarth) got Drew Cain’s (Billy Miller) memories, that entangles Kim with that storyline. So, it’s doubtful she’s leaving either.
Of course, there’s still trouble ahead for Julian Jerome and his family if the truth about Lucas’ adoptive child comes out. But for now, remember psychic Chelsea Lambas (Jen Ray) assured Ava that her brother was not leaving. She hasn’t been wrong yet. So, don’t expect William deVry to walk off the GH sound stage at ABC. Looks like he’s sticking around – so wait to see where this goes.
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