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Steve Burton Talks His Return To GH: From Patient Six, Contract Status, Billy Miller, Maura West, To Reuniting With His Longtime Pals!

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This week, during his Satellite Media Tour for his return to General Hospital, Steve Burton chatted with Michael Fairman on how things are shaping up being back to his old stomping grounds on the ABC daytime drama series, and playing out the storyline of “Patient Six”, (or is he the real Jason Morgan returned from the dead?), which has fans anxiously waiting to see how the story unfolds. All of this on the heels of the reveal that Jason had a twin brother, Drew. With Billy Miller still at this point inhabiting the role of “Jason” and Sam (Kelly Monaco) in love with her man and their trip to Manhattan on the way this week, the drama continues to take some twists and turns.

Here are some excerpts below from the video interview, where Burton clarifies that he has signed a contract with GH for three years, what it has been like to return and if there was any trepidation in coming back five years later, what it was like to work with Maura West (Ava) for the first time, and how things shook out with Billy Miller when he told him he was coming back to GH, and more.

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As to what Steve thinks of the storyline that has been plotted out, he expressed: “The way the story is rolling out is exciting for me.  Before, I would only read my scripts the night before. Now, I am reading ahead to see what’s happening.   As an actor, there is so much rich story to tell with going back and seeing what’s happened with everybody’s life with Sam (Kelly Monaco), Carly (Laura Wright) and Sonny (Maurice Benard), Michael (Chad Duell), and Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), and all these people that I had great connections with to see what’s happened, and if they have moved on, or if they are still around, and to figure out what is going on in Port Charles when I get there”

When clarifying for the fans just what is his contract status with GH, Steve revealed:  “I signed a 3-year contract.  So, I am here for 3 years.   I would like to be here longer, but obviously you go year by year, but I have no intentions of it being short term.”

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Coming back to GH 5 years later, since Jason was so connected and key to the canvas, Steve shared if there was any trepidation, or concern that the return might not go as one would hope: “Obviously, that is in your head.  There is huge emotion tied to me coming back for me, personally because of the cast and the crew, and being there for 20-plus years. Then you want to tell the story right. You want to do it justice.  You want to serve everybody who’s involved.  I think it’s playing out great from what I am hearing from the fans.  People are excited to see the next day, and that’s what soap operas are.  That’s what we want to do … we want to tune-in, and just keep watching.”

Since Steve returns imminently means he could be revealed to be the real Jason Morgan, he shared how things went down when Billy Miller found out Steve was coming home to the ABC daytime drama series:  “When Billy first started playing Jason Morgan, obviously there are a lot of things that go on behind the scenes that people don’t know about.   Billy was gracious enough to call me when he got the role.  When I found out I was going back, the first thing I did was call Billy.  We got to work together on The Young and the Restless.  We were friends, and at one point we had the same manager.  So, there is not going to be this big face-off of Steve and Billy.  Everything is good, man.  We have been working together a lot.”

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Since Steve’s first scenes back to GH were with Maura West, someone he never worked with previously, he had nothing but kudos for the fan favorite actress:  “Maura has been in the business a long time.  She is incredible to work with, and I am glad I got to work with her first.  She was someone I had never worked with, and it was cool.  Obviously, I did not say a lot in the first couple of episodes, which was probably better for me (laughs) so I can get warmed up instead of being thrown right back into it, and figure things out.  Maura is great!  I hope I get to work with her more.  Ava did help “Patient Six” escape and so that’s a big one.

When pressed to how long fans might have to endure Sam, Jason, and Patient Six not truly running into each other, Burton said, “It’s sooner than later ….  It’s going to be very soon!”

Now below, watch the full video interview of Steve Burton on his return to GH.  Make sure to also subscribe to The Michael Channel on You Tube for more upcoming celebrity interviews and more! Let us know what you thought of Steve’s remarks after you check out what he had to share via the comment section below!

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Timmm

WOW! I didnt realize he signed a 3 year contract? Thats great! Also happy to hear that he will see Sam soon and his reappearance wont be drug out for a year! Great to have Steve back!

Celia

T, I made such a complete turnabout with Steve. I have really come to admire him as an actor. Those last few werks at Y&R ingratiated him to me. I respect him and his craft.
Furthermore, so far, he has impressed so much dispelling any doubt I had.
The only hitch is his meeting with the Three Musketeers. ( Sonny, Carly and Sam).
I know you like Sam…… I tried…hopeless!! LOL.

Timmm

I knew you would eventually catch Stevemania! Dylan was a brutal Y&R character BUT when they wrote him off, he got to show his acting chops! Steve has been great with Ava and even Huxley has been palpable. I do not look forward to him seeing Sonny and Carly. It will be too sweet and too many bro moments! MY Third Musketeer is Spinelli! I cannot stand him and he will blow a gasket when he sees Stone Cold! Sam, there are TWO reasons I like Sam, no just kidding, I like her. She is more tolerable to me than Liz.

Shay

@Timmm….So then, exactly what, pray tell, are those two reasons you like Sam??? Her immense intellectual prowess and awesome ability to emote? Yeah, I thought NOT! LOL…(Just teasing, Timmmbo! I’m actually pro-Sam, too…) Still, your sentiments regarding the roles Sonny and Carly will be playing ala the “Q a Deux” scenario are certainly not unique….most of us seem to be dreading those two taking front and center during the telling of this “twinning” tale. However, as for Spinelli? I am excited to see him reunited with his old pal, “Stonecold” since theirs was a genuine friendship and yes, “bromance” that was both heartwarming and sincere, even if it frequently took a backseat to the ongoing melodramas which ensued at “Casa Corinthos!”

Jimh

Patrick McGoohan played Number 6 in The British tv series The Prisoner..is this where they got the idea for calling Steve Burton’s character?…seems that way!!!

Jimh

Number 6…Patient 6???

Shay

That’s an intriguing theory, jimh! I never watched “The Prisoner,” but I am aware of its premise! However, you are certainly not alone in your efforts to infuse GH’s current storylines with such a creative and logical aspect, since a number of us have previously sought inspirational clues from classic dramas, literature and world history to explain various mysteries, even though I suspect probably none of our breathless suppositions will actually bear much, if any, fruit.

rose

Good call Jimh. Loved The Prisoner series. The Brits have such a captivating way to tell good stories. Other ones I’ve liked are The Avengers and Tinker,Tailor, Soldier Spy. Maybe Steve’s character is a pickup from this Patient 6, and it would be nice to know the newer generation of writers even know about some of these older series and would borrow from them. I would like to think so.

Shay

By the way, jimh, your mention of this iconic series was downright prescient! I just happened upon a new RadioTimes article which celebrated the show’s 50th anniversary and shared news of a documentary (“In My Mind”) being released about this still-unforgettable program, which includes rare interviews with its notoriously press-shy (and now sadly departed) star/showrunner, the late Patrick McGoohan. Having said that, I am definitely going to have to check out “The Prisoner”…its idyllic Welsh seaside village looks like my kind of place and actually reminds me of Doc Martin’s “Portwenn!” (Which is rather ironic, when you consider he often conveys the notion he feels like a prisoner amongst all those local yokels residing in his own backwater burg!)

Patrick

“Burton clarifies that he has signed a contract with GH for three years,”

WOW… I was happy knowing that his “for awhile” was perhaps 6-9 months

THREE effing years

me

You think GH is still going to be on the air in THREE “effing” years?

Patrick

you made me laugh…. rollingly so

it just took me by complete surprise.. that GH is THAT ( fargone ) to invest so much time in Steve Burton

already his eyes look tired

David

Let’s hope the show lasts that long!

Gertie

I’m one of five people I know that’s been watching GH for the last 30 years or more. We don’t have any concern that it won’t be around for the foreseeable future.
What’s the matter, did somebody steal your lollipop?

Kim

I’ve been watching for 54 years, I think it will still be goung in 3. However; recycling actors as different characters does stretch the limits of what even loyal fans can endure. Steve Burton IS Jason, period.

Brandi M Charlson

I’m getting excited too! Because like Steve said it can go anywhere! Grateful for you coming back!

David

Gertie, what does watching the show 30 years have to do with anything? Ratings are in the basement and the show has not been renewed yet for another year. So that is a legitimate concern. I work for ABC and GH is not their top priority.

3rd

Harry

David, I appreciate your input.
I guess this is a case of killing the messenger? Or maybe more like cursing the weatherman who gives a forecast one doesn’t like?

lynn harrison

I’m very excited that Steve Burton is back I will I’ve watched him ever since he began playing on General Hospital I’m so glad he signed a three-year contract but I hope it goes on for another 30 more years.

Florene Little

Yayyy. I’m so glad your back.

Florene Little

I love u Jason. So glad your back. You and Sonny are the best.

Becca

That remains to be seen

Connie Rains

He left the show for “greener pastures” so I really hope he is NOT returning as Jason. He deserves to be allowed to return, but not as Jason. If he turns out to be Jason, I will stop watching.

Elaine

So agree.The character of Jason is already on screen with Billy Miller.I personally do not want Burton on or anywhere near GH

Stephanie Minton

Steve Burton IS Jason Morgan…aka stone cold. He perfected that character! I’m thrilled he’s back! Billy Miller is a great actor… IMO he’ll make Drew an amazing character out of this storyline. Steve always got results. Billy makes things worse! He doesn’t have the instincts. But he plays the family man(when the kids are there! ). He’s the attentive husband..I’m glad Billy’s staying,I like him… Butt Steve HAS to be ??!!!

Patrick

as … long … as “Drew” ( Billy Miller ) breaks OUT of the dullard Corinthos orbit… then I wouldn’t give a damn what … Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco… do

there are enough – uninteresting – characters on GH.. that adding back in .. SB and KM … does not matter.

THE WRITING SUCKS

just , for the love of God, make Drew the missing twin… get his memory back… and lo and behold … he’s a doctor. he’s been missing all these years.. and yes, playing Jason

we can let that go… and it will have to mean a break up of : Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco. so she can go and hide behind Steve Burton.. who made her a star. gave her longevity at least.

IF , I F , if … GH has any smarts left

they will – bank – on Billy Miller as the reigning Quartermaine and give BM the free range to ACT .. as we all know he can. GOD , enough comments have been made… that he’s just not their. he’s trapped with Maurice Benard and Laura Wright… he’s more than a pretty boy toy… he’s no fool ? no? he wants to act… and recall his rise to the top @Y&R . GOD

let Steve Burton and Kelly Monaco.. go back

let them toil squander and WEAR the matching black outfits.

let’s watch a renewed vim and vigor at the GH hospital… and yes.. it’s going to be a reckon… with “Drew” Liz and Griffin.. and Dr. Bensch.

where are all the women @GH hospital… ok bobbie is enough.. still ?
GH simply has to fire Micheal Easton. Finn is a nonessential.

Cheryl

I agree. Steve is Jason and Spenilli gave him the perfect nickname of stonecold. He made that role and plays it to perfection along with Maurice as Sonny. I am glad he is back!!!❤❤

MB

LOL! Burton has the “right to return” but not as Jason! He IS Jason. The idea that Miller is somehow owed the character when he’s totally miscast and a total flop is absurd. He also only signs one year contracts and would leave for “greener pastures” in a minute if he could. That’s unlikely though as his “great acting” is a figment of superfan imaginations. Maybe he was good on Y&R, I don’t know, never saw him. But Miller swallows his words, mumbles his lines and has no range of expressions. He’ll be at GH for a while and not as Jason Morgan.

Patrick

@MB –  Yes yes Yes – thank you

I’ve posted oft enough –  I haven’t seen Billy Miller – since – Y&R

your post reads “perfectly”

“… his “great acting” is a figment of superfan imaginations. Maybe he was good on Y&R, ”

if GH doesn’t give BM at least a try @Drew as a doctor? just to get him out of … the Sonny and Carly show.

perhaps BM superfans may never get that want. I’m at “last” feeling this way now, about Nina. they are so close yet so far.. because of the friggin stinking writers.

I’d like to see Michael Easton on the chopping block.

I wish Sonny and Carly dead

i’m certain we can all agree on a right turn.. somewhere… the clueless Shelley and Frank, know by now their poop stinks

In any case … “LOVE YOUR last few lines”

“But Miller swallows his words, mumbles his lines and has no range of expressions. ”

is this not close too ? Stone Cold ? two for the price of one set of twin

what is Monica to do ? Robin Christopher for the heat and sensation

Patrick

in any event : how far does Franco the nut up get with his new found lings ?

it’s always an interesting “charge” when a superfan gets another shot

I never watched Roger Howarth on OLTL. when he showed up @GH as Todd…

WITH Connie. this turned everything for me. I knew what fans meant. naturally, I fell in love

when a soaphopper scores. and it’s vanquished because of that law suit.

this is a great opportunity to flesh out and give Billy Miller and Roger Howarth some new tunes… dance

it really stumps me that @GH writers … give Franco these quirks and oddities… like being so afraid of losing Liz.. and acting jealous. at least this is the last reel we know. I like that “twin” portrait. it’s adding dimension to what could be RH . give him something to hold on to. so that other characters can appreciate him . show him building and gaining character.

if I never get to see BM outside of Sam. what a LOSS.

as for Steve Burton. all I know is his quiet masculine stature. and carrying out order.. and romancing Sam just enough to keep them

oh god.. heres to seeing that mortorcycle back. LOL

this trio of ; is at least far better without Carly and Sonny

Geri

Great that Steve is back. I am enjoying the exchanges with the man on the freighter.(sorry, I haven’t picked up his name) Great story lines will be going on I’m sure.Off to a good start!

rose

I’m enjoying having Steve back so far as well. Like how it started with Ava who I’m sure will play a part on his return to Port Charles. And yes Huxley. Sometimes these unexpected encounters can provide some of the most fun. Wasn’t Huxley also the one who held Nick and Ava captive in his english estate?

su0000

If Steve’s return screwed with Billy then it’s war !!!

Harry

I don’t think Steve’s return will hurt Miller. If anything, his return might enhance Miller’s performance.
As others stated, Burton IS Jason Stonecold Morgan. Miller never felt like Jason to me and this comes from a huge admirer of Miller’s.
There is room for both men I think.

rose

I think there is room for both Steve an Billy as well. The only problem is that Steve IS Stonecold which could put him back into the sphere of Sonny and Carly. And I have just had enough of their dominating GH. But what else can a Stonecold do? Just can’t see him going back to pre-accident days and becoming a doctor,

Becca

He did to me and Billy is a great actor on his own. Three Grammy’s to prove it. Doesn’t need Steve to help improve his acting. It’s all about the writers and how good the story is. Both he and Steve work well together.

Steve

Normally, ABC does not comment on contract issues, but they let it slip out that Miller signed a new contract so fans wouldn’t think Burton was forcing him out.

Becca

If he leaves it will not be because Steve forced him out. Steve said that Billy was awesome actor. He always signs a one year contract everytime because he’s interested in primetime and if something comes up he wants to make sure he’s tied down for too long.

Cynthia Gibbs

Great to see him back. Cannot wait till he see Sam and Carly.

Becca

Hope Billy’s Jason stays with Sam

PennySoap

Very, Very Happy!

Gloria G.

omg now can’t wait to watch general hospital every day Steve Burton makes the show ! He is the true Jason Morgan!!!

Becca

No he doesn’t. Everyone makes the show.

JasonLovesGH

Excellent interview! I am so happy to see him back on the show. Equally exciting is the zest that Mr. Burton is exhibiting regarding his return. As soon as I get home from work I turn on the television to see where this story is taking us next. Very good stuff!!! 🙂

Angela M Hoppe

I can’t tell you how crazy Happy I am that Jason I mean the real and only Jason as far as I’m concerned is Back. We Love you Steve!!!

Becca

I love Steve but I love Billy too.

Susan presley

I am so happy Steve is back. I can”t wait for him and Sonny to see each other. I don”t care what anyone says Steve Burton is Jason. I like bully but I love Steve as Jason.

Catliver

Maybe Elizabeth can have Jason(Steve Burton) since they have great chemistry and since Kelly Monaco an Billy Miller have great chemistry everyone could be happy for once

deb

i agree I love sam with Billy let Liz have him and keep billy…

Harry

Works for me but that leaves Franco out in the cold.
On another note, am I just tesy and cantankerous or does Kelly’s manner of speaking get on anyone else’s last nerve?
She mumbles in a monotone so badly that I sometimes need to put on the subtitles feature.

Stephanie Syck

Seriously people first off Steve coming back is the best thing that’s happened to General Hospital in years!!!!! And really…..!? Sam belongs with the real Jason….so let them be together and Liz if something happens with Franco ( I love Franco by the way) let her be with Billy Miller!! I love Billy Miller also!

Becca

Yes. Except I don’t want Liz with Steve either. Tamara Braun is coming on. Let him have her she is connected to the storyline.

don

I think patient 6 will be revealed as THE JASON MORGAN and Miller’s Jason will be revealed as twin brother Drew. It will be interested how it will affect the others.

Becca

Hope not

Luzcelenia Rodriguez

I think patient number 6 should turn out to be Nicklas

Steve

Nikolas is the yet-to-be-seen Patient 7

jeanine girard

I didn’t watch GH when Mr. Burton was on. Always thought he was kinda dull on Y&R until his ‘swan song’ and really was impressed with his performances when given something more substantial to do. I am keeping an open mind about his return. I thought he had great chemistry with Ava, would like to see more of that going forward. Can’t stand Sam, now talk about boring! Really enjoyed the scenes he had with Trent Dawson this week! (Can we keep him, too??)

Celia

I like the way you think, jeanine. I didn’t watch GH at thst time either. I have come to like Burton after Y&R, as well.

Sha walker

Get on with the exposing of the storyline the plot is dragging out too long is he Jason or is he not?

Becca

A matter of opinion. Nothing boring about them

su0000

Steve and Billy can’t be the twins..
Steve is much older and looks much older than Billy..
Their height and age is way off for twins.

CincyMom

Thank you. Finally someone other than me noticed it. There’s nearly a 10 year age difference in them and it’s obvious.

Satan

Except Billy supposedly had his face entirely rebuilt after Ava ran over it in a stolen SUV. So they will use that as a reason to explain why Drew (Billy) looks younger than Jason.

It’s probably the most believable part of this whole twin story actually.

Celia

Su, I’ve said this from the beginning, remember? I concluded Jason 1 and Franco were twins. I think you agreed?
However, some fans pointed out the fact that Jason/Billy had plastic surgery after his accident, which accounts for his youthful appearance.
As far as height, not necessarily true. I have an identical twin and she’s, at least, an inch taller than I.
But, the point is, I agree that the two Jasons are not THE twins….enter Franco.
Hey, you never know, Russia-Jason may still be Nikolas. LOL.

Celia

@Steve.
Hey, Steve,
When I brought up the age difference between the two “Jasons”, you sort of nullified my comment by saying that Jason’s 2 youthful appearance was due to his plastic surgery?
Have you changed your mind? Do you now think that Jason 1 and Franco are twins?

Steve

@Celia

No, I’m sure that Franco is the spawn of Scott and Heather. I just found Harry’s theory to be funny.

I do wonder what was in the Moore family background to give both Jasons their innate ability to fight. It didn’t come from the Quartermaine side. Yes, Alan tried to blow up a house on Monica and Rick, but he wasn’t a fighter.

nancy dillingham

And why did he have to be brought back in with Ava’s “help”? Don’t know why TPTB keep pushing Ava on us? She should have been gone a long time ago–she was written in the proverbial “corner” and trying to “redeem” her has become just as tiresome as the “redeeming” of Julian (and now he’s out of prison and returning–egads).
And the scene today with the “renegade priest” had me sickened (double egads!). BTW, how did the character become a priest and a doctor: how many years would that take??? And the “priest” is young–could pass for Ava “child” (triple egads!!!). Sigh! Whew! Crazy-making. I mean, one can only stretch credulity only so far, right?

Shay

Correct on all three counts, Nancy! I’ve repeatedly noted that Ava has overstayed her welcome in Port Charles…there’s too great a sense that this character has already run her course, so it truly does beggar belief that she should experience yet another shot at redemption regardless of her most dastardly past deeds. Ditto for the cougar-themed rerun in which she is now co-starring with Griffin….her May-December rumpy-pumpy with the witless man-child Morgan was certainly bad enough, but this soulless creature sinking her unholy teeth into a lapsed padre’ of “The Church”—especially one so obviously her junior—is downright distasteful at best, and utterly disgusting, at worst. (If Griffin had to fall for an older woman, it should have been Anna…at least their connection would have been emotionally and romantically satisfying, not to mention, understandable!) As for Dr. Munroe’s seemingly simultaneous career paths in the medical and religious fields, I can only surmise he must have been a child prodigy who enjoyed a most youthful running start on his college education.

Harry

I do agree. I know twins are sometimes born minutes apart from each other but ten years apart? Poor Susan!

Steve

That’s hilarious. Add to that, she gave birth to the second twin 9 years after she died. If Soap Dish can bring back a deccapitated character, why can’t a dead woman give birth 9 years later?

Harry

Steve, I tend to visualize things too much, maybe you do as well.
I just pictured the doctor telling Susan,”Okay, your first baby boy is doing great and the other one is on the way.” Nine years later……………..

Becca

Their height is the same in real life. Both are 5 11. Their is 9 year’s difference in their real life ages. Since Billy’s Jason had plastic surjery they are saying that’s why he looks younger.

Pat

Please bring SB back as himself Jason .Sam story line will not be so boring there is no chemistry like SB SM. Billy Miller should be with Elizabeth.

Becca

Heck no. Way more chemistry with Billy and Kelly. Don’t want either with Liz. Especially my Billy. Tamara Braun is coming as new character. She’s involved with Patient 6 storyline.

Sharon

So glad to see Steve back really missed him as Jason hope he goes back with Liz welcome back Steve

Nancy Mojica

Glad he’s back. Welcome back Steve!

Betsy hack

I was not happy when Steve Burton left GH but when Billy took the role of Jason wasn’t too sure of him but I love Billy as Jason I hope Billy doesn’t lose his contract because of Steve because he decided to come back and alot of good characters were let go because GH goof up and did the kiss ass thing to pay Steve Burton more money to come back to GH not cool at all why hurt and confused the kids with this nonsense poor Sam who will she turn to Jason or Dean

Becca

Billy. They are so hot together. They show more skin too.

Joanna

Steve Burton’s interview was awesome <3 <3;-)

Jen

Love that he is back !!! I’ve watched GH for nearly 40 years !!!

Rochelle Ahearn

I actually stopped watching soaps when Carly’s son died. It was to close to home for me but my mom called and said Jason Steve Burton was back and I have been watching again. I have seen Mr. BURTON IN OTHER MOVIES HE HAS BEEN IN. LIKE WITH ROBERT
REDFORD. TRULY ENJOY HIS ACTING.

nancy dillingham

Have to say I missed him with Redford. Enlighten me please.

Rhonda

I can’t think of the name of it, Nancy, But I think Steve Burton was in a prison drama movie. He was good in it. always thought Burton was a good actor and really underrated.

k/kay

Brubaker done in 1980 filmed around Tennessee where SB eventually moved it starred Robert Redford and the late James Gandolfini SB was a priso guard I think.

Harry

Kay, Brubaker was a great movie but Burton was ten when that movie was released. Redford was in another prison drama movie called,”The Last Castle” which I think came out in the mid 90s and also starred James Gandelfino and Steve Burton.
The late and great Gandolfini praised Burton’s acting prowess which was really high praise coming from him.

K/kay

I know Harry I have both movies n my files! sorry ! Thx for correcting me ! As for the character of Jason the only reason I would want Billy to really be Jason is to see egg on Sonny’s face he has treated BM on and off screen classless!

Sonia Dominguez

I’m so excited as Stephen is coming back patient 6 I like Bill but I would love to see patients 6 as our Jason Morgan

Becca

I love BILLY!

Melanie Pruitt

I am so happy Steve is back, Missed him since the day he left. But now I keep hopes that either Nicholas will be found alive, Just like a Chasidine, or even Morgan as I remember their bodies was not found. They have both been mentioned over and over again so storylines can still come up. Msybe Luke can make a cameo appearance of finding Nicholas or Morgan with nomemory, and bring them home. That would be a miracle story for Christmas. That would be the biggest dream.

DeMeir Jones

So glad he’s back at first from the storyline I thought he was going to be Nikolas cassadine but I realized it was Jason not to be mean but I never really connected with the other Jason kind of irritating character he just never seemed believable. Toodles for bringing this character back now bring back

Gthomas

They can be twins…it TV. I want Steve to play Jason. Nothing against Miller but he didn’t play a good Jason and the storyline that Carly and Sam and Micheal says something is off with the fake Jason makes me believe that SB will come back as himself and Miller will be Drew. GH write some good stuff. Please. And will ya’ll get Shawn out if jail for a,shooting he didn’t commit. Julian has killed a million folks gets in and out of jail. Shawn doesn’t hv to appear on the show for him to get out. And what happen to the line that Brad parents maybe mobsters. Is his mom Ms Woo. Now that would be something.

Steve

Shawn is in prison with Blackie Parrish, Matt Hunter and Steven Lars Webber. All relatively minor criminals. Meanwhile, Sonny (and soon Julian) stayed on the “just visiting” portion of the “go to jail” space.

Scott Bilotta

“Drew ” or Jason. Just glad Steve Burton is back. I am hoping he’s Jason….but happy either way
been watching the show for 35 years

Angelic

Im.so glad the real Jason is back cause GH was not the same without stone cold so hopefully Sam will know the difference. This is a long awaited I stopped watching GH because Jason wasn’t on there now I’m watching hopefully everything goes back the way it is was I’ve been watch since I was little grandma got me started so GH is a family air loom let’s keep it

Miss Ella

Great to see the Real Jason come back. Will we know where his twin Andrew has been since he was 5 living with Franco and presumed to be imaginary? What an aweful thing to do to a child. I love GH

Sheila Stigall

I am so excited that you are back!! I have watched GH for 40yrs. When you left I was so peee o’d at you, I never thought I could forgive you. LOL I feel as if Steve Burton is the one and only Jason Quartemain – Jason Morgan – JaSam … I loved Luke & Laura but Jason & Sam I love more!! I hope you 2 get to stay together & Billy Miller is a twin that Helena has had and he finds his TRUE self and this is going to be so interesting!! I am exited about tuning in just like I was yrs. ago WELCOME BACK!

patty

Jason Jason, Jason !! What about the other characters on GH. Thrilled that James DePavia is on GH !!! Hopefully, the writers will NOT make him a hated character. GH could really use another Steve Hardy like doctor …Dr. Bensch is perfect !! He has a fantastic soap opera history … already loved so much !!! Loving Kristina and Parker’s love story !!!

Patrick

I’m just so excited to see another post.. loving, James DePaiva.

I don’t know what… he’s about… it’s giving me the heebie jeebies

Dr. Bensch… needs to be on this show.. in his few scenes.. he’s already kicked to the curb.. Michael Easton ‘ Dr. Finn . how dull is he

there is a mystique intrigue and whet the senses

nancy dillingham

Would have loved prisoner 6 to have been Nikolas–what a rich story that would have offered Genie Francis–now THAT’S what the viewers would have loved–at least this viewer and the longtime viewers of classic GH characters–and admirers of Genie Francis and her acting skills. But TPTB appear to be dedicated to NOT giving the viewers what they want.
And I’m putting it out there: I think Julian should just go away and let the sleazy doc and Alexis pair up–chemistry there and who doesn’t love James DePaiva–another good actor. Guess TPTB won’t give us that either. Another sigh. (And the doc can keep his paws off Kiki–but sexual predator would be a timely story to do given the Weinstein horror story, Bill Cosby horror story, and Trump man horror story.)

rose

I haven’t given up on Nik making a return. Better story than Laura holding a gun on Valantin. And there are other rating cycles. And Spencer coming home form school. Plus, like the Q’s, we need more Cassadines. Don’t think I’m ready for a sexual predator story. Too much of that in the real news. But I am curious about doc/DePavia’s intentions. But wasn’t he also a little shady on OLTL? But not completely?

nancy dillingham

Like you, I haven’t given up on Nik’s return.
And, yes, Max was a bit shady on OLTL–but not completely. And I’m hoping he will have shades of gray on GH. More interesting that way.

Patrick

James DePaiva is offering intelligence and trigger of sense’

are shelley and frank that daft

wouldn’t I like to kick them to the curb.

Carrie

I would be great if Nikolas returns for Laura and Kevin’s wedding.

mariemary

Franco finished come clean and tell Elizabeth the truth Jason have twice brother name Drew he not dead we note he is not death he is alive. Watch to see how Elizabeth will handle this wait see what will happen next.

k/kay

He should be Jason and pretty sure he is but I guess I am. Not getting the so called chemistry between him and Kelly or Billy and Kelly! I just still think he would be. Great in politics. Never have I seen an actor manipulate a fan base like he does! Hey guys selling juice hey guys I have a restaurant hey guys I have brewery’s hey guys I have health shakes hey guys I quit y & r to be with family! Blah blah blah

nancy dillingham

Thanks for info re Redford film. I did see Brubaker but didn’t remember SB.

Patrick

I remember now – it was with the Soprano’ the late great.. and sexy

James Gandolfini

admired and loved him

k/kay

@patrick JG has the kindest soul I ever knew and he was not fake I am watching the Sopranos I miss him so much!

K/kay

I was wrong see above Last Castle was the movie! Thanks Harry for setting me straight! Just got the movies confused but hey they both starred Redford !

patty

Burton is back . Now, Jessica Tuck is coming onto the GH soap. RIDICULOUS !!! Scrapping Kristina and Parker’s love story and taking two of GH’s best actresses (Lexi and Ashley) “off contract”, is a disgrace !!! They were the only new storyline. The writing on GH leaves much to be desired. Everyone bowing to the great Steve Burton. I stayed loyal when all ABC soaps were being canceled. They can cancel GH. I’m done !!!

Steve

Ashley was never on contract and Lexi has not been on contract since she resumed the role a few years ago. That two recurring characters got a storyline was actually pretty good. Someone pointed out that Lexi booked some film/tv work, so Kristina has to be written out. Kudos to her. Parker has no other connections to the canvas, so use that money for vets.

If Tuck turns out to be Helena’s presumed dead daughter, that would certainly be interesting. Would be great to see Cassandra bump into Bensch at GH.

Satan

Who the Hell came up with the insane idea that Jessica Tuck would be Helena’s mostly mute “daughter” Cassandra, who was running around Wyndemere half naked well into a NY state winter?

That girl was the dumbest plot point Garin Wolfe wrote, and that’s saying something, giving his sickening obsession with turning the entire Spencer family into chemically addled arsonists. But she was in her mid 20s at most, while Jessica Tuck is clearly in the upper 50s. There’s no possible way in Hell that they could be the same person.

BTW, they never did bother to explain how Helena would have had a child who obviously would have been born after Mikkos turned himself into a popsicle.

Sure somebody else could have been Cassandra’s father (Faison maybe?) but then, she wouldn’t have been a Cassadine, and wouldn’t have had any rights to be squatting at Wyndemere while Nikolas was out of the country, and Helena was a resident of Hell (in between her escapes… let’s just say we tightned up the security in the Cassadine compound after that last round of “vacations”)

Steve

@Satan
The concept of making Tuck Helena’s daughter was probably wishful thinking by some to try and connect another new character to a long term family. I agree “the lady in white” storyline was beyond dumb, but Wolf was let go before it wrapped. It was Carlivati who made her Helena’s post-menopausal daughter and killed her off all in the same episode. He obviously wanted to wrap it up quickly and clear the deck for his stories. Tuck would be believable as Helena’s daughter, unlike the original actress.

Wolf also made Monica a sudden alcoholic and was planning on permanently killing off Robin.

Patrick

Hi Patty

I agree with you

bringing back Kristina and Parker.. was an ideal situation.. showing maturity and relevant story to newbie audience factor

I was ready to be distracted.. and hopeful … for Kristina , Valerie, and parker. dang it.. I am so enjoying Valerie.

GH went off track.. when they REELED him dim lost for word and blue eyed him all over the place

so friggin what

what a coup .. big Steve Burton

k/kay

They do not have the guts to tell a gay storyline on daytime they did on NBC but everybody else is scared

Mateo

I can’t with Steve Burton. He acts in every scene the same way. One note. He is boring. When they want to ratch it up a tad, they have him fight someone. YAAWWNNN! Three years. Way too long for me. Look General Hospital has one of the most amazing casts in the business. However, this guy is so limited. No wonder he signed for a 3 year run. No other show would have him. Y&R had him only because soap killer Phelps had a crush on him. And we all know what happened to her. It rhymes with MIRED. Look I want to believe that this addition to the show will add some spark but let’s face it. A world without Billy Miller is not a pretty world. I know he’s not going anywhere but can we please have a world where people know who they are? I mean seriously, one more unknown twin? Steve Burton needs to go to some online series with Phelps as creator and Pratt as the writer. They all go together. GH, you need to get your act together because if you don’t pull the rabbit out of the hat you could go the route of One Life To Live and All My Children. We need solid writing. We need to stop trying to relive the past and we need to be on par with Y&R and DAYS for good stories and consistent writing. I will never knock GH because of the talent on this show. I mean they are almost perfect but no matter how good the acting is, you have to have a good story to hold you. Stunts like Burton coming back from the dead just doesn’t work because he is a 3 in a cast of 9’s and 10’s.

Patrick

“… GH, you need to get your act together because if you don’t pull the rabbit out of the hat you could go the route of ”

of course.. Shelley and Frank are so dim .. daft.. and extra dullard

their shit stinks.. and they now know it

Steve Burton “eyes” are blind

Ashland22Cripton

On a bit of a side note, could Hamilton Finn be a spin-off of the classic Mark Twain novel book character, Huckleberry Finn? Could Hamilton be a long-lost relative of Huckleberry? Lolz. If not that, then my current hunch is that “Hamilton Finn” is a cover up name for what and / or with whom could very well actually be a facially-reconstructed and alive-and-possibly-well Mikkos Cassadine? Unless Mikkos character should be much older in age-wise right now, that is IF this character were to actually be really alive and on the canvas today and / or these days.

If not Mikkos, then he could be another Cassadine. A long-lost one, unless they end up pairing up both “Hamilton Finn” and “Cassandra” / “Irina Cassadine” romantically…. and since Cassandra / Irina is most likely a Cassadine figure of some sorts, that might get too close for them to without it being an incestial thingy-majiggy.

What about maybe pairing Anna Devane with Doctor Bensch? Both Finola Hughes and James DePaiva may very well have some really good on-screen chemistry and / or “pull”, so-to-say. Or have a Valentine / Cassandra / Doctor Bensch / Anna quadrangle going. Maybe Nina can get straddle herself more towards Hamilton Finn’s orbit (?romantically?). Then, come to find out, either Kiki or Nelle is Nina’s long-lost daughter.

Shay

Well, those are intriguing theories, Ashland! I like the notion that Finn really could be a Cassadine….he has that dark, romantic “look” that would work well for such a role. I’m not so sure about him being Mikkos, though…I do believe his character was well over 50 when he attained frozen status, and was most decidedly not a chick magnet in the physical sense….so much so, I don’t think even the most skilled plastic surgeon could have molded his possibly thawed being into a magnificent specimen like Michael Easton! But as yet another son, brother, cousin or otherwise resurrected member of this most cursed clan? Well, yes, I find that to be a most tantalizing concept! Perhaps he is even the “real” Valentin? That would be so cool in that he was actually present and hiding in plain sight in Port Charles all along as an imposter was doing his bidding….what a fabulous twist that would be! Your proposed pairings could also bear some very interesting fruit, although I’m getting the uncomfortable feeling that Dr. Bensch likes his ladies on the young side, ala Kiki, so there’s a standalone story unto itself! As for Nina “straddling” into yet another man’s “orbit” (and bed?) I’m truly tired of the gargantuan effort to bring this abomination of a character into so many different dramatic spheres when she essentially fits into none of them….she most certainly should have been gone once poor Silas assumed room temperature at the hands of her mother, given her extremely limited usefulness was basically almost nil even before that point.

Steve

It’s almost time for Michael Easton to switch characters again. Finn can join Silas Clay, John McBain, Caleb Morley and Stephen Clay in the character heap.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ryan Paevey Sends Out Touching Tweet On The Birth Of His TV Son On General Hospital!

On yesterday’s GH, viewers saw the tender moment when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered her baby, who is the bio-son of her late husband, Nathan West.

When Maxie finds out she had a boy to carry on the legacy of her beloved husband, she is overcome.

Ryan Paevey (Ex-Nathan), who left the series earlier this year, took to Twitter upon seeing the episode and the image of the little baby that is his on-screen offspring.

He expressed: “Welcome to the world, little one …. it’s a scary place sometimes, and i so wish i could have been there to show you all the good stuff. Your mother loves you,and will take care of you and teach you …. watch out for her her for me will ya?”

Aaawww.  So many GH fans have been touched by the gesture, and how nice it is that it makes the whole journey and end of Nathan’s West story heartbreaking and bittersweet.

Were you touched by Ryan’s tweet?  Missing him on GH? Comment below

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