GH's then head-writer, Bob Guza at first wanted to focus more the reality of many real life kids Michael's age who ended up in situations similar to his.
Fellow soap operas, All My Children, The Young and the Restless, and One Life to Live all featured storylines alluding to prison rape in the 80s, but GH is the first of the genre to actually address the reality in full.
Michael is unable to control the way he reacts to certain situations, and he how several angry outbursts and does not understand why.
"That is what really perpetuated the trouble, because I don’t know. I know what fuels it, the lack of information, and that they are evading my questions.
Skye Quartermaine (adoptive) Ric Lansing (adoptive) Dawn Winthrop Jason Morgan Sam Morgan Courtney Matthews (adoptive) Emily Quartermaine (adoptive) B. Jones (adoptive) Lucas Jones (adoptive) Robert Frank Michael Corinthos III is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera, General Hospital.
Born on-screen on December 29, 1997, Michael has been portrayed by actor Chad Duell since April 2010. Michael was portrayed by child actors, Blake & Dylan Hopkins from December 1997 to 2001.
Though there was nothing too revealing, [Bob] Guza wanted to make sure those watching noticed the visual and physical similarities between the attempted rape on Abby, and Michael's actual rape in prison. Carly and Sonny marry for the last time in 2007, but they divorce soon after and Carly marries Jasper Jacks who becomes like a second father to the boys.
Not only is Michael able to admit to his own rape, and save Abby from experiencing the same thing, but with Abby's help, he learns how to trust again, which is something he had a lot of trouble with after the rape. soon releases Kristina and Morgan, and fakes Michael's death; A. In the fall 2007, Michael and Morgan's longtime nanny, Leticia Juarez, as well as his aunt, Emily Quartermaine are murdered by the Text Message Killer.
A young boy admiring his father is quite normal and most of the time approved of, except when said father is a mob boss.Chad Duell describes Michael as having a lot baggage, but always being pure at heart.Michael loves his family and wants to make them proud, but it's difficult for him due to the environment he's grown up in and what he's experienced since waking up from a coma, like killing his step-mother."I remember the day we sat down and I was pitching this idea to [ABC Daytime chief] Brian Frons, and we were all going, "We love Michael! " But that was the very reason to do it — because it's real, because it would happen to a character like him under those circumstances. Uproar from the audience was to be expected, but the only honest way for us to tell the story is to really deal with the reality of prison life.We're doing all the proper research and handling the aftermath as responsibly as possible." TV Guide's Michael Logan compares the storyline to Oz!