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What Did You Think Of How Steve Burton Was Written-Off General Hospital?

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Today for all intent and purposes was the given final airdate and episode of Steve Burton’s more than two decade run as Jason Morgan on General Hospital!  

So how did it all play out?  Duke (Ian Buchanan) who clearly can’t be our Duke, but an imposter, unless he’s gone totally insane, went gun-happy!  Shooting Jason in the back, and then pushing him in the waters of the docks, Duke tells Jason, “You shouldn’t have interfered!” Meanwhile, Duke also shoots poor mob accountant Bernie and kills him to keep him quiet!  He then turns his rage on Joe Jr. (who has already been shot by Jason), and almost plugs him too, but Joe Jr. (Richard Steinmetz) escapes to Tracy Q’s, where he wants to see his son Trey (Erik Valdez) one last time before he dies, and not before he misleads his son in to believing Sonny is responsible for his shooting.

Sonny (Maurice Benard) arrives at the pier after a phone call from a dying Bernie who tells him Jason was shot and is in the harbor!  Sonny tries to go after Jason in the cold deep waters, but can’t find him.  Later, a police dive and rescue squad arrive on the crime scene and deduce that Jason was dragged out further by the current of the waters.  At the end of the episode, Sonny comes to tell Sam (Kelly Monaco) the news on Jason!

So soapers, how do you feel about the way the powers-that-be are writing off Jason?  Are you giving it thus far a thumbs up, because it can be left open-ended, in case Steve Burton ever decides to return to GH? Or, are you thus far giving it a thumbs down, since it looks like the body will not be found?  Or, do you feel you need to see how the rest of the week plays out to give it a proper assessment?  Weigh-in!

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DidjaNoit
DidjaNoit

My friends and I were talking about how it seemed rather symbolic that Jason was shot in the back and kicked off the pier into the water. Kind of like what we feel has been done to us as GH only fans. Steve Burton deserved a much better story after giving 21 years to this show and the Jason fans deserved better too. But I guess only the OLTL characters matter now. JMO

Brian
Brian

OLTL all the way !!

Jan
Jan

rediculous

Kara Anderson
Kara Anderson

I what one life to live come back please

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

Ridiculous

rebecca
rebecca

Bitter much? One Live To Live characters have been woven into the GH tapestry just as any new characters would be….and…many fans of OLTL have been loyal viewers of GH as well. I’ve watched and loved both for years. GH was tanking for a while. One of the reasons for the shock that OLTL was given the ax was because it was doing better than GH. Grow up…it’s the best of “both worlds.”

Jennifer
Jennifer

Where is the “like” button for this? I am also and have been a OLTL AND GH fan and think the show is much better with the addition of the OLTL people. GH was beginning to get pretty boring before they moved these characters over. They have given GH a new life which was much needed.

To answer the original question, I will have to see how the week plays out, but right now I am not happy with what they did with Jason.

Gazoo987
Gazoo987

I don’t think it’s all abut the OLTL characters at all! Story lines are laid out months in advance. STEVE deciding to leave when he did caused the writers to come up with something in a limited amount of time. Re-work the story line to include who/what is prevalant on the canvas today. I am going to miss Steve B and Jason. The whole he is living is huge. I think it’s so funny how ppl are still all up in arms about 3 characters getting a contract w GH. What if the 3 characters were brand new, that would be OK? I think the 3 they have on have brought layers to the existing characters. Anyone who thinks Roger H as ‘Todd’ isn’t brilliant must be watching a different show? I had stopped watching OLTL for MANY years, just didn’t have the time. But when it was announced that the show was ending I wached the last 9 mos or so. They are talented actors who uprooted their lives & their families lives to move to CA for a job.

GH hasn’t been this good in I can’t recall how long! The new PTB have done an amazing job paying homage to the past., and a someone whohas watched GH for 36 yrs, it’s great! Was Jasons exit a bit rushed, yes. But overall I give GH a standing O!

DidjaNoit
DidjaNoit

@Gazoo987….Since we all knew that the negotiations were not going well between Steve and ABC/Frank at least a month before Steve made his final decision in August, why didn’t RC have time to craft a better exit story? I’ve read that the November scripts were pulled in September to write in AJ/Sean K., so while TPTB may have had limited time, it’s not like they didn’t have advanced notice. And I’m sorry if it offends anyone, but I do think this story symbolizes the way Frank and Ron feel about General Hospital and it’s characters. As to the OLTL situation, I absolutely would have felt differently if the actors were brought in as new characters. I loved Roger H. on OLTL and ATWT, and yes, he is brilliant as an actor. My problem is that Carly’s story is about Todd, the baby switch story was about Todd and John as much as Sam and Jason, Sam’s story is now about John, and we never see Michael without Starr. It’s not about the number of characters from another show, it’s about the GH characters playing supporting roles to them ON General Hospital.

@rebecca…..no, I’m not “bitter” and find it amusing when having an opposing opinion is met with a “grow up” comment. I watched and enjoyed OLTL almost as long as GH, over forty years. I liked both shows for what they were, but they were vastly different in both the stories and tone. GH was floundering a little, yes, but that could have been fixed with good, competent writing, without changing the entire fabric of the show, or attempting to merge two soaps. That is just my opinion.

We were asked what we thought of how Jason was written off and I posted my opinion about it, maybe I should have left out the OLTL comment, so I apologize to Michael Fairman for that.

Maria
Maria

I love Jason’s role in GH. It is not going to be the same without him. He made the show very interesting. They should bring him back just like they bring his dead brother back, just much faster. He belongs to the show that is all.

stef
stef

Maybe this is where the saying ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’ comes in. AMC and OLTL are gone for good. GH was teetering on the edge of cancellation too for a LONG time…GH may STILL be in danger of cancellation….but the ratings have gone up since 3 OLTL characters joined GH…Todd, Starr and John. (Blair and Tea pop in here and there and who knows if we will see Tea again now that the baby storyline has ended) This is a win-win situation for everyone…the OLTL fans still get a piece of their beloved show, the GH fans have new , fresh storylines with the addition of the OLTL people AND ratings have gone UP which will hopefully keep GH on the air. For YEARS GH has basically been the Sonny Corinthos/mobster soap opera…and while I like Sonny, it’s WAY past time the show (IMO) puts other characters front and center. GH is back to being the kick butt, must see soap again thanks to all of the changes with the OLTL characters, new head writers for the show, etc. It’s been than it’s been in a LONG time and the OLTL people are part of that reason! And really…3 OLTL characters have joined GH full time…that HARDLY makes GH the new OLTL show!

DidjaNoit
DidjaNoit

Unless you and some of the others who claim to be so knowledgeable about GH’s status actually work for ABC and are privy to inside discussions, I have no reason to respond to claims about cancellation, because it’s just speculation on your part and mine too. The ratings have increased about 100,000 from GH’s all time lows last year in September/October, so that’s no great increase by adding OLTL viewers.

A win-win situation would be if OLTL were back on the air and GH was being written well without adding stories and characters from another show. I was a GH viewer, and I don’t feel like I’ve won anything, because I lost the show I loved, including the character of Jason. I agree that there was too much focus on the mob, and that the stories were too centered on Sonny. But trading in the Sonny focus for Todd and John didn’t help GH, IMO. And the fact that nothing is taken seriously on this show anymore is not GH to me. DID, man-rape, baby switches, and now death, are all being treated as sight gags and jokes. And that’s no win for any soap fan who now has to be ashamed of watching a show like General Hospital has become. That is why the entire genre is in trouble, and why people make fun of soap viewers. But this is just my opinion, I’m not trying to speak for others.

Deb
Deb

Sad about losing Jason, but maybe he has just been misplaced for a while. I just cannot believe he will NEVER be back. We can’t lose hope……

Opinion
Opinion

I liked the story, but am really hopeful for a Jason and Sam reunion one day.

Judi
Judi

I hate that they wrote him out. He was a main player and so un fair that he will not find out that Danny is his son. Sam and Jason, that was a real thing. Not right with the ending of Jason!!!!!

barbara
barbara

they should not kill him off, so he can come back later if he wants to, this is so sad…..and no recast either, no one can replace him as jason morgan….i hope they leave it open for him to come back,,,plz god…..

Mary H
Mary H

I think they did a good job writing Jason off. It truly does leave the door open for his return especially because there was no body found yet. And no one every truly dies on a soap. I am a fan of both show OLTL and GH. When is it evey going to become a unite front to save the one and only soap left? I think the writers are doing an awesome job as they did on OLTL..Come on GH fans stand behind the new regime and give them a chance. They are trying to save “your ” soap. I would love to see OLTL back on the air and truly love the crossovers. The only thing I didn’t like is Joe Jr. blaming Sonny. I would have like to seen the Joe Jr. storyline play out.

Tina
Tina

Maybe that is some of the problem, many General Hospital fans feel as if it is not their soap anymore. Some of the characters of General Hospital are never seen/or playing supporting role to One Life To Live stars. Michael has been dumbed down since Starr came on the show. When Robin was assume to be dead all we saw was Starr and her grieving over Cole and Hope. What about the once in a week we see Patrick. John and Todd all over the place. Of course this makes One Life To Live fans happy, they get to see the characters they love watching, and some General Hospital fans who thought the show was boring, but what about the other fans of General Hospital who hardly ever she the characters they love. If any General Hospital fans who looked at One Life To Live as I did for years, the writers are recycleing these stories on GH.
Don’t blame some GH fans for being unhappy. I loved One Life To Live but the writing didn’t save my soap and I understand how some GH fans feel. I feel that the writers should write stories for other characters on this show and not the same 7 or 8 people.
I will miss Steve Burton/Jason. I agree he is not dead and one day will be back.
I had no problem with his exit story because he was a Mobster. This is what can happen when you are in the MOB.

Miranda
Miranda

He is not dead…..They are never. He will return one day.whether it is after his kids are grown, or this “project” he is doing with JFP and Franco is either done or falls through. JMO

Minnie
Minnie

Jason(Steve Burton) needs to come back if only long enough for him to know that the baby is his!! Just for that brief time would be excellent. He can then be gone on some kind of case? The writers & producers surely do not know what they have done letting him go. He was the one bright spot in the show & not to mention, the best looking. Enough of OLTL cast offs on GH!!!!!

MK
MK

This made me dislike Duke. Duke was never a cold-blooded killer.

Sharonb
Sharonb

I did not like it much. I hope the writers keep it open in case he decides to return. It is too sad for him to be dead after getting the baby back. He did not even find out he was the true father!! Too bad Joe was still lying abiut Sonny. Bad end.

JorgeAnn
JorgeAnn

I like the fact that there may be a possibility that SB can return….Kudos to GH for giving ths veteran actor a decent exit with the option of returning. Very unlike a soap I will not mention that has recently booted off a vet and given him a lame and disrespectful exit. I am not a fan of this actor,just think he deserved better.

Brenda Shott
Brenda Shott

I agree with you wholeheartedly, I believe SB will be back though as he did before.

Hillary
Hillary

+1
It was a believable thing to have happen. Haven’t we all wondered, a million times and even vented about it in this forum, how in the world Jason and Sonny are -still- alive?! Completely logical and feeds into other major story lines. I’m good with it. What I’m leery of, is a depressing couple of weeks coming up. Ugh.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Everything was well done UP to shooting Jason and him sliding into the water. That was a cheesy, easy out for the wtiters but I expected no less! Frank was unhappy at Steve’s decision to quit and lives in hope to lure him back.

SZima
SZima

If Frank is hoping to “lure” Steve back, shooting him in the back and unceremoniously dumping him in the harbor is NOT the way to do it.

Kimscharms55
Kimscharms55

I agree Steve saw the handwriting on the wall months ago when these two fric and frac who are turning G.H. into one life to kill. I was a fan of One life for over 43 years day 1 until its murder that fateful day. . Many G.H.characters/actors are getting kicked out of the way for the like of Roger H. Kristen Alderson. Micheal Easton, Kassie De pavia Anfd florencia. And now with the foamimg at the mouth Valenti wanting Jerry ver dorn to come and Melissa Archer. Doesn’t matter that a beloved actor and life long character John Ingle/Edward has died. they’llpush him into the river along with JAson. Its an utter slap to all G.H. fans who jhave stayed withthis show since day 1 .In july I coyldn’t stand the total disrespect of a beloeved soap I watched over 46 ,being tossed away like yesterday’s trashi favor of One life to live characters and their fans. Its like let’s get rid of G.H. anbd give us back our soap.That has beent he staple of mentality since Jan. Case in Point Kate/Connie redo of the Tess thing exact copy baby switching again. These aren’t G.H. history thats one life’s and to rucify G.H. and her fans because one life was canceled is well down right disgusting and even Fric and frac said its going to be another One life. Well many G.H. fans are now leaving and are writing, calling.emailing A.B.C.D. to cancel G.H. Because its no longer G.H, are characters are just tossed in helter skelter to make sure her “trueFans” don’t leave . well that ship has sailed. All I can say is Fric and frac have murdered another soap.All the innuendos that One lifer invaders saved our show is allot of baloney . If A.B.C.D. wants to cancel the show they will with or with out the invaders and fric and frac. The only reason they didn’t was they had such flack when they canceled one life and didn’t want it again so soon. I wish they had the balls to do it. Because its no longer G.H its One life to Kill (penned byI ngo Rademacher) . So take that to bank .

BMonika
BMonika

Eileen – Jason didn’t slide into the water – Duke pushed him with his foot

Laura F.
Laura F.

I’m torn on Steve Burton’s exit. I didn’t like it because it gave us no chance to really watch him give one of his stellar dramatic performances and was anti climatic. On the other hand I realize it had to be that way to give him a way back if he chose to return. Either way, I’ll miss Steve Burton and GH won’t be the same without him.

Satan
Satan

There is a VERY warm place in Hell awaiting Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini for what they have done to General Hospital.

And my dragons cannot wait to meet them.

boes
boes

Hey Satan! Who knew you were a soap lover?

Now why haven’t you used your Dark Powers to save the shows we’ve lost??

Inquiring Lost Souls want to know.

Allison
Allison

Wow, hateful. I think Ron and Frank have done an incredible job with GH. I give them a lot of credit for breathing life into the soap I’ve always loved. Always thought it was much better than OLTL and AMC, and now it is freakin unbelievable – Must see TV!!
Sad about Jason not getting more airtime to die, but like the idea that he could come back some day. Respect Steve Burton’s decision, but hope he does return later on. However the next few weeks and the sorrow and aftermath of his disappearance is going to be emotional enough, specially with baby now. After today and Sam’s discovery, we’ll see how far it goes. Lots of people have lived after falling into, being blown up, etc. that harbor. Water must have magical powers. Oh, BTW, I adore how Ron and Frank have intertwined and woven the OLTL characters into the show. It needed more good characters besides the same ones over and over again. Now there are no less than four or five storylines going on at any one time. It keeps things moving and although some s/l’s get long and weary, they are almost All good!!

Jess
Jess

It was horrible! First they rush putting Sam/Jason back together in a way that makes zero sense. Then he just gets shot and kicked into the harbor while Bernie (who I actually don’t mind. The actor has put in years and played two characters) and Joe Junior get long drawn out death scenes. It really felt like Cartini are mad he decided to leave so they decided to write/produce this dreck to punish him. But I don’t know what I expected from writers that clearly can only recycle the same few storylines. The only good thing about this is that there’s no body so far so he can always come back.

mariella
mariella

I didn’t like it. It was a cheesy way of a great character to end. I wish the writers could of come up with a more respectful ending than shooting him in the back.

Allison
Allison

Respectful!? He was a mobster for heavens’ sake! Being shot in the back is perfect! Nobody can ID his killer and when all the forensics are done and bullets are pulled out, they’ll have a murderer running loose and won’t know who it is! This is Classic soap stuff!!!

Sheri
Sheri

The only thing I can say at this point in the week is that though poorly written,at least it does leave the door open! I too consider “Duke” an impostor and considering they had him “do away with Stone Cold” I dislike him even more then I did on Friday!

Allison
Allison

Don’t like Duke. Didn’t know him in the past but have a feeling he was bad then too, nobody knew it though. But really think he’s a sleaze now. Cheesy. Can’t believe Anna is buying this.

SARAH
SARAH

allison you are so right however did watch gh yrs ago when he was on
could take or leave him

but now after killing off jason( shooting him in the back) f valentini and r c suck
for that storyline, jason should have went out in a blaze of glory

get rid of duke asap, and the only reason I am sticking with Gh is
because of MAURICE BENARD period

fv and rc better get steve burton back no matter what it takes
i think they just want more oltl people on gh

SARAH
SARAH

amen sheri i agree 100 %steve burton deserved a better send off than he got

no way to end his run as jason i think the writers screwed up ron c and frank v
evidently do not care or know about jasons history on gh and his loyal fan following, sorry did not like the way he was written out
it could have been a much better storyline given his 20 or so yrs with gh

hope steve knows how much he will he is loved and will be missed and
hope he decides to return, pls STEVE COME BACK!! and did not like
that sonny(maurice benard) did not have more air time with jason in his last
few months on the show.

SHERI
SHERI

i thought the whole thing was very well done and symbolic because someone like jason morgan gets “killed” this way after years of doing the same to other people on the waterfront of port charles. it leaves the possibility open for SB return someday and opens new storylines for other residence of port charles

janice
janice

I don’t think I would have been happy with any ending. I just hope he considers coming back after a well deserved break. I adore Steve Burton and love the character of Jason

SARAH
SARAH

i gree janice 100% love steve/jason gh will never be the same

sandra
sandra

I think it’s fine and leaves the door open for Jason to show up alive and learn that Daniel Edward his his son!

That is the only disappointing thing for me that we didn’t get to see and of course more JaSam family scenes with their son.

Someone explain to me why RC/FV were so mean in the first place and didn’t give us any payoff at the time the baby was born?

Oh yeah they wanted to insert John McBain…..kind of like today.

Report card for RC/FV? Must do better.

Joanne
Joanne

Well considering what Jason did for a living………it was appropriate…….maybe not for a fan fave like Steve…..but since no body was found……..that means it’s open for him to return. I hope he is not recast.

Allison
Allison

Agreed – nobody can do Jason but SB.

Daisy
Daisy

It was Steve Burton’s decision to leave and the writers really didn’t have much time to write a good ending. I think they did a fairly good job. I’m glad it will leave the door open for him to retrun at some point.

KatR
KatR

I thought it was fitting, considering Jason was a hitman.

Christine
Christine

Kind of like the movie, ‘The Professional.” I get your point.

Betty Dennison
Betty Dennison

It just didn’t seem realistic that Jason would turn his back in that situation, he is too smart for that and then boom, he is down and gone. I think we would of liked a Sam and Jason goodbye scene, not lost in the water again. It needed a more meaty story line, they had way enough time to do that so Sonny also could be involved more. But glad Steve is moving on, as we will too.

Allison
Allison

No, a Sam and Jason goodbye scene would have been too painful. Thought his exit was appropriate since he was an “enforcer”.

jenny
jenny

A bit distasteful but necessary. It would have been nice to have a slow motion of Jason falling to the dock, remembering all the people he has loved (and not just Sam or Carly LOL) then he fell into the water.

But at least no body is being found so we all know if SB changes his mind and returns to GH, the door is wide open.

curacaoman
curacaoman

He went just like Jerry Jax! Will he also come back with radiation poisoning?

SZima
SZima

I was underwhelmed with the write-off. Not well done at all and very disrespectful of a long-term character.

Of course they could show a scene in a few days, ala Robin Scorpio, that he is still alive “somewhere” so the door would be open for a return, but I really don’t care to be reading online, daily, about “when is Jason coming back?” either.

SZima
SZima

BTW…NOT a Jason fan, so I’m glad he’s gone and I don’t want him back.

SARAH
SARAH

sorry but we all want jason back love steve burton

susan M.
susan M.

I’m not…..Sam & Jason just got back together & finally resolved their problems
concerning the baby.. I agree w/Sarah & others…I think he will be back some day . They never found his body!!!!

SZima
SZima

SARAH…Sorry, but we ALL don’t love Jason. I’ve read on many sites how happy people are that Jason/Steve is gone.

I have nothing against SB. I like the person, just not the character.

Lynn
Lynn

I thought it was crapy that while he is being written off dying they are having John and Sam talking about their non in my opinion connection friend or whatever talk and I’m not even a Jasam fan I am indifferent to pairings on GH I was a OLtl viewer only watched GH on the side but any long term character/pairing deserves better. I thought the John Sam Convo over shadowed it . On a side note WTH is up with the Natalie line she wasn’t about money or johns job. RC/FV need to get it together this is just crap to make these fan bases bitter to create their one . I don’t see yesturday a epi is going to help ratings those fans have long bitter memories

BOnnie
BOnnie

It was ok, but I was hoping more dramatic and sad. Knowing he could easliy come back did not make it sad. Now Robin’s death was very sad, mostly because of the actors that mourned her.

I saw let’s see how the week plays out. But I think they should have made the Sam and Jason and Danny reunion more emotional

Claudia Kurzyna
Claudia Kurzyna

I felt that this was not the way to pay final homage to a character who has graced our TV screens for so many years. Not a fitting end to Jason Morgan.

SARAH
SARAH

claudia you are so right, steve burton should have been given a better send off
very disappointed with the whole storytline and also feel like

sonny (maurice benard) should have been more involved with the whole ending
of jason storyline, and duke do not like him and when possible will not look
at him anytime

and cannot wait for SONNY TO GET ON DUKE LAVERY i will be able to
tolerate him then I SAY GO SONNY GET REVENGE ON DUKE ASAP!!

Verona
Verona

Classic “He isn’t dead, he’ll wash up somewhere and be nursed back to health by a kindly Sasquatch,” type of write-off. He’ll probably stroll back into town with fresh black tee and jeans with not a hair out of place in a few months. Though I’d love it if he’d ditch the out-of-date hair style and wear something other than black – maybe express his inner surfer dude? I’d love it even more if he’d been eaten by a shark, never to return, since I haven’t liked the saintly hit man who only kills people who REALLY deserve it, for years.

Emily
Emily

Amen!

Joan faist
Joan faist

I’m not happy with this ending at all. SB was willing to give them a few more weeks and they turned it down. We as fans deserved seeing Jason and Sam with their baby and happy before they left and not for just one episode. Come on folks someone made the wrong decision here.
With all the secrets Bernie aluded too Jason could have for now just gone undercover to find out what was going on. That would have given Sam a while to enjoy her Baby without having to grieve for Jason. I know it’s just a soap but one episode of happiness doesn’t cut it.

Robert
Robert

It was crap. Steve Burton was totally disrespected. I am never watching GH again.

SARAH
SARAH

i agree robert fv and rc said the “hell with the fans and jasons history with gh)

just get rid of him asap!! boy were they wrong it will come to bite them in the
butt later on

gh will not be the same without jason, and he was totally disprespected
but i will continue to watch for I am a huge sonny fan and cannot tune out
but i know they will see in time getting rid of steve morgan was a HUGE LOSS
for gh and ABC will see it as well

cheryl horner
cheryl horner

I say oh well, I like Steve, but how he treated some of his fan base is uncalled for, he knew exactly what he was doing!!! So good bye Steve, hope you come back, but you have disappointed alot of people!! ! I say SK should replace him and have a great love story with Liz!! And bring back Jake, YOU remember him Jason????

Ces
Ces

he disrespected his fan base how? Because he chose to leave the show? We all leave jobs at some point and I’d say giving 21 years to GH is plenty. He didn’t disrespect anyone, he’s moving on. It’s called “life.”

Emily
Emily

He did disrespect his fans who have been supporting him for 14 years (as opposed to the 9 or so).

CTwildheart
CTwildheart

I am happy there is the opening for Jason to return (whether Steve Burton or another) as we all know the waters of Port Charles harbor have magical properties and no one seems to die in there. 🙂
BUT, I really think they could have given us a bit more. His reunion with Sam was very short and we were not able to truly enjoy it.

Christina
Christina

I was so happy it’s open ended. He will be back in a couple of years and what a reunion it will be. And If Kelly ever decides to leave it might be sooner than later.

MK
MK

Disrespectful to the story, the actor, and the fans.

SARAH
SARAH

agree100 % could have been written better

Laurie
Laurie

I was surprised how quick it was. As Steve Burton said, the door has been left open and he wants time to enjoy his family now. Well deserved after 21 years I say! There will always be some things we dislike in soaps, but to support and move on and look to the next fun story is key. I am intrigued about the “arc” the GH writers have in store as all is not what it seems I keep hearing. Duke..AJ..this is very interesting. Keep hope GH fans its gonna be a great ride…and I am sure Steve will come again someday!

Maya
Maya

I agree, he will come back again and by then maybe Sam will be gone? who knows but he will be missed by many ! at least they left the door open for him to come back. As for the OLTL characters? if it wasn’t for them i honestly wouldn’t be watching , they have been a great addition, especially for those of us who watched OLTL !

Robert in Jersey City
Robert in Jersey City

It was a perfect soap exit. Bad guy gets killed doing what he does then there’s no body. We’ll see Jason again in a few years. He’s a superhero. He swam, bleeding out with amnesia to an island where Erica Kane nursed him back to health. It was quick and simple, a band aid ripped off.

GH is off the hook now, great show. These guys clearly worshiped these shows as kids like we did and are treating GH with all the memory and love they can. Old and new characters. Having characters exit with grace.

Now, can we gloat about the latest ABC disaster? Katie’s bombing. She’s doing as bad as Magic Johnson did in the 90s. Too bad she still gets paid the budget of two of our soaps.

SARAH
SARAH

robbert agree with some of you comment katie is bombing ah!!! so sad about that we lost out other 2 soaps because of her ABC deserves what they paid her
for nothing. but robert i wanted jason to go out in a blaze of glory you know what
i mean

cannot wait for sonnys revenge on good old duke!!
duke is such a loser!!

susan M.
susan M.

Katie show gets our beloved soaps budget…ABC can afford the money for her failing show…I knew this would happen..That her show would bomb like many of her
other shows did..Sonny will get Duke and put him in his place…I don’t care for Duke….They could have done it a different way….Duke will pay dearly for shooting
Jason in the back…Sonny will make sure of that…Anna has her doubts about Duke. Jason will be back someday.That’s what I think.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

The writing was ill-formed and staging of Jason’s death was dumb. I would’ve been okay with Jason being killed out, but this is the coward’s way of writing him out. It could have been much more well written and staged.

SARAH
SARAH

yes, scott i agree he was a hero/villan/mob hit man/ but we loved him anyway

hope he comes back soon huge loss for Gh

and i loved atwt also

kim delmotte
kim delmotte

I LIKED IT UP TO THE SHOOTING THEN IT WAS DONE GOOD FOR STEVE AT ALL HE SHOULD OF GOT A BETTER SEND OFF FOR SURE

susan M.
susan M.

Ditto!!

Rodd
Rodd

It’s what I predicted it would be. I think it leaves it open-ended for Steve to return later, if he wants to. I don’t see how else you can write the exit of one half of a show’s significant couple other than by death separating them. Would “Jason” have left “Sam and Danny” for any reason after just getting them back in his life? Sending “Jason” off on a mission for “Sonny” would only have lasted for a few believable weeks. This s/l gives them more time.

I dispise this “Duke” character. I hope the long-time GH fans are right and that this isn’t the real “Duke”.

AS for “Joe” saying it was “Sonny” who shot him, I don’t like it, but it adds so much more drama for so many more charaters (and is true to “Joe” wanting to “get” “Sonny”).

andrea
andrea

Luke and Tracy told us last week Nobody dies in Port Charles!!!!

susan M.
susan M.

You said it….

lisa
lisa

This is how it should have went down franko should have been watching the whole thing from a boat and when he see’s jason falling of the dock he come’s and get jason .. it should have gone off with him pulling jason in the boat.. also i dont like the new cast members comeing on bring back the older cast .

Aria
Aria

I like it, surprise that duke did it but I’m ok with duke trasitioning into a villain .

Satan
Satan

Considering the unrecognizable train wreck that these fools made out of Robert Scorpio during his brief appearance, and the Star Trek like bizzaro universe version of “Duke Lavery” now appearing on our screens, does anybody really believe that AJ isn’t going to be similarly destroyed by these buffoons?

Oh, by the way….. I’m still wondering who signed his parole paperwork to let him out of Hell. Somebody forged my signature.

Elhu
Elhu

I am happy that the storyline played out leaving it open for Jason/Steve Burton to return, if he chooses to (but it would have been foolish not to do that). As for the final scene, I was not a big fan of his being shot in the back and being dumped into the harbor (which was so obviously coming). I felt that someone with Jason’s “expertise” in his craft, would never have turned his back on the entire scene, he would have gone on the other side of Bernie, with his back to the wall, as opposed to leaving himself exposed. On the other hand, I did like the fact that Sonny went right into the harbor looking for him, which puts the human sentiment (and their friendship) into the dark side of the mob. I certainly hope they give Jason due respect by showing all of those close to him grieving (Sam, Carly, Sonny, Michael, Monica and Spinelli to name a few) at the loss of him, and celebrating his life. He was a very integral part of many storylines.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

My point wasnt HOW Jason slid in the water, but that he ended sliding in rhe water. We should have had at least a week of reunited scences with Sam and his son, learning the truth about the paternity. And then the family leaving! After all Kelly wants to do other things, look at all the time she is spending on Dancing With The Stars! The writers had ample time to write a good exit s/l. A week and a script can be written. It isnt rocket science!

Elhu
Elhu

While I would love to have seen Sam, Jason and the baby ride off into the sunset together, I do not necessarily agree that Sam/Kelly Monaco has to leave the canvas, because Steve Burton wanted to exist. There is still plenty of story to tell with her character going in other directions. But I totally agree that the biggest injustice to this storyline is that Jason did not find out that the baby was his prior to his leaving. From the minute we all heard about Steve Burton’s departure on this website, that was what I had hoped most of all, that he would find out that the baby was his. Missing those beautiful baby blue eyes fill up with tears of pride and joy, as he and Sam together find out, to me, is a bad decision. I understand that it can now be used as a source of comfort for Sam to be told and know she still has a part of Jason, but imo, I would have loved both of them to find out happily together.

Kat
Kat

I think, and this might be wrong BUT I think that’s also leaving the door open so Jason/Steve has storylines when and if he comes back. When he comes back, he gets to find out that he’s a father, and he gets to learn little things. I wasn’t happy with the ending just because like many other fans I wished that we could have spent more time with the family, seen more scenes such as with Carly, and Sonny but at the same time…I think we got that in a way. Sonny and Jason talked and gave each other advice, Jason gave Carly the support that she needed as she did the same, and Sam and Jason…Unlike other couples we didn’t need a sexy scene or lovely dovey…they were together and it was natural. I hope Steve comes back, and if not steve than someone who can play the role of Jason. Might not be perfect, Might make us cringe BUT Maybe, just maybe we’ll be able to sit back and go: Yay the story can continue.

ashlee
ashlee

So they had to “kill” another Quartermaine legacy character at the same time as the patriarch Edward? How about a novel idea…Jason just moves away!! Or goes into hiding? These presumed death storylines have watered down dramatic impact to the point it is almost obsolete. I love Steve Burton but have hated the character of Jason since he woke up in 1996 as a brain damaged murderer. I thought it was a plot twist that would last 6 months…maybe a year. The fact that it went on for 16 years has done tremendous damage to the fabric.of this show. The powers that be at the soaps CLAIM to listen to what the fans want…but then they deliver the exact opposite! Upon taking over in February…the fans were loud and clear aboit what they wanted from Ron and Frank and what would save their GH. Fans wanted less Sonny. We got more Sonny than ever. Fans wanted the mob to go away. We have gotten more mob than before. Fans said no more.dead babies or baby switches…we got more.dead babies and a baby switch. Fans said bring back the fun and romance…there is no fun and no romance. Fans said bring back favourites we know and love. They bring back Holly and Robert for a few pointless episodes. When you REALLY look at it, this regime is doing NOTHING different than Phelps and Guza!! It is STILL about mobsters and the women who sleep with them. I had such high hopes for this regime. The show is as dark and misogynistic as it ever was under Guza’s pen. I don’t understand why the fans are raving about the new GH. It is the same.old thing.

kay/kay
kay/kay

I agree and I am sorry I know this board is full of big OLTL fans but this is a different show and Todd, John and Starr look out of place.

susan M.
susan M.

I disagree with you…I don’t think they look out of place at all !!! I like seeing them on GH a lot……Yes it is a different show but they do blend in….If it were
reversed & GH charcters came on OLTL, I wouldn’t mind at all…OLTL Fan forever…..GH fan too….

Anthony R
Anthony R

Couldn’t agree more! I too am sick of the mob, sick of Sonny and sick of mobster Jason. I really liked Steve Burton as a doctor-in-the-making Quartermaine. Each time Jason Morgan got a head injury I had hoped that Jason Quartermaine would wake up. I’ve only closely followed 2 soaps through the years – GH and OLTL – and had it been up to me, I would rather have seen GH cancelled. Throughout the GH mob years I’ve always rooted for the other mobsters to kill Sonny and Jason; alas the Alcazars to Faith Roscoe to the Zaccharas have all failed. It would be great if Duke Lavery could succeed – but Jason isn’t even dead; even if they find a lifeless body, Jason won’t be dead and sadly someday will return to Port Charles. I am happy that the OLTL characters have come to GH – we need many many more Llanview residents to move to Port Charles.

heidi
heidi

I hadn’t thought about the loss of another Q character… but you are right! I wouldn’t mind if when Jason comes back he comes back as Jason Q. That could be a very fun arc for them. I would miss the Jason M relationships… like with Spinelli and Carly. FV and RC consider when Steve wants to come back to have him be Jason Q and tell him his son is his!

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

First of all, it was Steve’s choice to leave. Next, John Ingle is dead, that just hasn’t caught up in the script yet to where Edward will die as well-so noone “killed off” Edward. And Steve himself said in TV Guide that he’s open to a return if the situation calls for it-I’m just hoping that his return isn’t attached to a cancellation notice. All you whiners and crybabies need to shut up and watch GH like good little children-I’m sick of it

Kat
Kat

>.> Can I get a cookie if I watch? I have to agree blaming a producer for John Ingle not being the show anymore is like blaming the weather man for not being able to go to the beach ’cause it’s raining. Steve will hopefully return once he gets his well deserved break and sorry unless John Ingle decides to come back as a zombie (Which would make for a good soap episode), or they get someone to play his character….they have to write it in the script and figure out how to tell another twist.

DidjaNoit
DidjaNoit

@Troy T….Oh, you mean the same way the whiners and crybabies did during the Guza years? It’s interesting that so many who find it necessary to call others names for voicing disapproval of Frank and Ron’s vision of GH, are the same ones who say they stopped watching GH when the mob stories began. Yet the fans who don’t like what’s on the air now are just haters? How about the whiners and crybabies who can’t seem to tolerate people disagreeing with them, just shut up, watch the show, and stop trying to berate and bully others on this site?

Christine
Christine

Does Anna not count as a beloved character? What about Felicia? Or Duke Lavery? I say give Duke’s story a chance to see where it goes.

I agree they messed up Holly and Robert’s returns BIG time, but Heather Webber has been amazingly sadistic.

Writers and producers are not miracle workers. They do the best they can and it takes time to get rid of the mob just as it did to create it.

Christine
Christine

I would rather his “death” be like JASON BOURNE’s wherein we see him shot, but then swim away. It would have been a good comparison.

As for Duke, I believe he is the real deal, but obviously he is one of the victim’s of that mind control rumor that is going around – probably due to Helena and/or Faison.

Kat
Kat

But than the question would be why didn’t Jason come back for Sam and Danny? What would keep him away? Which I’m sure would have brought a bunch of other stories about how the producers ruined Jason by making him a cold hearted meanie for leaving his wife and children right after getting everyone back together

Christy Hitchings
Christy Hitchings

I think all you haters need to enjoy this soap… Sb went out with the door open for a return…. he has left before and i didnt see this much hate for the writers then.. yeah it sucked but its a soap what more do you expect.. I dont like duke or the actor and i hope he gets his due very soon and i believe Luke will figure it all out. The current writers are doing a great job and i am also a fan of OlTL and GH for years, since i was old to enough to watch TV. So quit being haters and enjoy

Salesrep55
Salesrep55

That’s rude Christy Hitchings because we “G.H. fans disagree with how “Jason” went out. Wow talk about self serving know it all. I was a 46 year fan more than most of the posters here , So When Steve decided tol eave he saw the handwriting allot of G.H. fans did. The total rewrite of G.H. has been in effect since Jan this was what Fric and frac had planned to kill G.H. and turn it into On life to Kill.Isn’t enough that they murdered One life so they have to murder G.H. And for the love all stop calling posters “haters”: because we don’t see our G.H. lie you do. The invasion has no place on G.H. bringt hem inas new ? OK I can accept that but they brought them in as their characters from a defunct soap. To finish their god awful stories . And look how that turned out more days of endless crap of Starr and nd her god awful scenes when vet actress Kim MC got Diddly squat and the bull *** of Robert Scorpio? please this character and actor deserved more. and then rerun audacity of mimicking the D.I.D. think with that horrible Kate/Connie (sorry the actress isn’t all that and a bag of chips) the baby switch.heather all stupid now the murder of Jason by Duke and then added this stupid Joe and Try please its utter garbage . I agree maybe Guza over did with Mob stories but they brought in the fans of the show. Guza had his bad stories but he had award winning stories,characters ans actors. Has these 2 Fric and Frac won one dang thing? yep how to murder a soap I’ll give that to their name and their hell bent on doing it to G.H. and if these cross over fans want their show back then get on the horn and have G.H. canceled an give us our swan song. Because since Jan this hasn’t been G.H. its been how many more invaders they can toss onto G.H. and its apparent now with Steve gone and john Ingle a beloved actor and his character has died thes inept heartless fric and frac are going to have Jerry ver Dorn come on G.H.a and then in Jan Melissa Archer? That is a fact that Frac is foaming at the mouth to get her. So how many of G.H.characters/actors will be tossed under the bus? I see eventually the whole crew . So If you want your frigging defunct show back then write A.B.C.D and let us go out with dignity .Cause right now its a huge Disaster and a nightmare .

Gloknowsbest
Gloknowsbest

What? You don’t like Duke Lavery??! WHAT A HATER! I cant believe you would talk about him so badly. He is a long time GH character, a vet even and you are wishing him gone. Sounds like a hater to me. if it walks like a duck… You need to stop referring to those that disagree with the writing as haters. These writers suck. That’s why their original show TANKED! They are now tanking our show and YES, I HATE IT!

boes
boes

This seemed like such an obvious open-ended “death” to allow the character to return when and if Steve Burton decides to come back. I don’t fault the writers much since Steve Burton himself surprised them with his decision to leave rather abruptly. Several actors have commented on how storylines had to be changed to accomodate that.

Fans of his, and of Jason and Sam, of course feel cheated. I know I would if I were one of them. But I bet, if the show lasts, this isn’t the last you’ll see of either the actor or the character.

Rcraig
Rcraig

Too bad someone didn’t drive a stake through his heart to be sure he was dead. This character has been dead to me for many years. But SB fans do not worry. If this stupid mobfest show sticks around SB will be back. Just a matter of how long his money holds out.

Emily
Emily

I LOVE your comments! Hopefully this ridiculous show will end as of May 2013 (just shortly after they make the 5-0 mark).

GH SUCKS but at least Sponge Borg is dead (for now at least). I would have LOVED to see him getting a stake through the heart.

heidi
heidi

Thumbs way DOWN!!! Really a bad ending to my favorite actor and character on the show!!! Shame on FV and RC! They must not like Steve or the Jason character that they did this ending this way. I would rather have seen stupid Duke have him locked up somewhere than to shoot him n the back and dump him in the pier. Shades of Jerry Jax and it’s fitting for a villian.. but for a beloved character who just got his wife and son back… shame on them! Just watched the promo… Sean Kanan had better not be coming back as Jason! Steve Burton… please come back after you have a bit of time off… we love you in this role!

dionne
dionne

Is Sean Kanan replacing Steve as Jason? I only ask cause I notice Sean now sports the exact same haircut as Steve. I think SK is finishing up his gig on B&B and will become the new Stone Cold. Good choice. Keeps character in play, but jot sure abt chemistry with other actors..Kelly, Bernice..etc. I’m just speculating, so don’t get your panties in a wad.

Mark
Mark

I think Jason should have stumbled after getting shot and fell into the water. I think it would have had more an impact rather Duke pushing him in.

Kat
Kat

I think it made a impact that Duke pushed him in, It gave us a reason to actually hate the character and want Sonny to go after him, or even Sam for that matter. Think about it, Duke hasn’t really done anything that made our blood boil and go: Someone needs to kill him!!!! I think that’s exactly what they did.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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John Stamos Visits His Old Stomping Grounds At General Hospital

Social media was abuzz yesterday when photos surfaced on Twitter of none other than John Stamos (Ex-Blackie Parrish), who got his early career start on General Hospital, apparently making a visit to the set of the iconic soap opera.

Stamos posted photos of himself, along with Steve Burton, Maurice Benard, Josh Swickard and Kin Shriner.  He stated: “The studs of ! Visit to my old stomping grounds – thanks for the hospitality boys.

This fueled rumors that perhaps, just perhaps, Stamos was making a guest star visit to the ABC daytime drama series, yet there is also the fact that John has been developing a series about fame and excess of daytime soaps in the 1980s based off his time as a young teen star on GH.

So, what do you think John visited GH for? What did you think of the pics by Jim Warren that appeared on social media?  Is Blackie coming back, or is John shooting or doing research for his series in development? Comment below.

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