MSN TV: You mentioned the great story lines, but what else can you
attribute to the longevity of "GH"?
Jason Thompson: I
think it gets back to the fan base. They are dedicated. They believe in the
characters and support us as actors and characters. Beyond that, it's a cast
... morethat really loves what we do and takes it seriously, and a crew that loves what
they do and take it seriously. All of our writers and producers keep churning
these out on a daily basis, which is very difficult to do. And the work that
goes into one script, let alone 46 years of it, is quite phenomenal.
What's next for Dr. Drake and your story lines?
Lots going on. My wife is going through post-partum depression and she's
going into therapy. We don't know for how long or how she is going to come out
of it. There's a lot of changes. We didn't really have a honeymoon stage and we
haven't had any of that yet. I think there's a lot of changes in the Drake
household, along with the hospital, but personally I don't know how it's going
to go. I know they'll drag it out a bit and take it as serious as possible. I'm
sort of in the dark as well.