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CONFIRMED: Steve Burton Returning To General Hospital!

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Everyone can finally take a deep breath! It has been confirmed by none other than ABC and General Hospital themselves in a promo that aired following Wednesday’s episode of the ABC daytime drama series that indeed, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Steve Burton is returning to his old stomping grounds where for over 22 years he played the character of Jason Morgan.

The question is, what role is Steve going to be playing when he returns to Port Charles?  The new promo teaser does not give fans a clue, but leaves it open for much speculation.

Currently, Billy Miller plays the role of Jason.  Could the series be setting up a two Jasons storyline, or is something else a brewin’?

Back in December of last year, Burton exited his role of Dylan McAvoy on The Young and the Restless which he played from 2012-2016.

So, excited that Steve is coming home to GH? Who will he play? Comment below. But first watch the promo heralding his return after the jump.

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  1. Lin Herz

    June 28, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    I don’t feel he has any loyalty. He left GH saying he was not going to be working far from home. i hope they don’t have him the role of Jason. Billy Miller does a great job. Whatabout a distantly related Q. That way he can be a Q but when he decides to leave a major figure will not be leaving.

    • su0000

      June 28, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Steve walked out of GH because he wanted to live in Kentucky and be a family man/whatever.
      He then went directly to Y&R.

      Bringing Steve back is a ratings ploy without much punch.
      A curiosity for a month.

      Only story that will work;
      Billy/Jason was created by Helena and Real Jason was on ice..
      Now the Real Jason is returning and Helena’s Jason is totally screwed ..

      I do not like it..

      It has to do with loyalty to fans
      screwing over Billy and Rebecca.

      and– without a mob Jason/Stone Cold has no purpose .

      • su0000

        June 28, 2017 at 1:11 pm

        And ask yourself this;
        What can Steve bring to GH ??

        After walking out going to Y&R as Dylan and now returning to GH just what purpose does his return have?

        He was Stone Cold/Jason for 22yrs.
        Steve has to be returning as Jason or he has no purpose.
        There is no other character Steve could be but Jason.
        And, without Sonny and the mob Steve’s Jason would be a huge fail.

        And that is a total screw over on Billy Miller.

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        June 28, 2017 at 1:57 pm

        ya,,,stone cold was probably on ice-lol

      • Lin Herz

        June 28, 2017 at 2:17 pm

        I will be very mad if they get rid of Billy. I actually like his Jason more than Steve’s. Of course part of that is the writing. The more Jason stays away from being “stone cold” the happier I am. I hope your guess is not right su0000 but it sounds like something the writers would do. I would hate it.

      • su0000

        June 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        It is impossible for Steve to any other character than Jason..
        Steve was Jason, Stone cold for 2 decades 22 years.
        Jason is who he is and Stone Cold is what he is Sonny’s hit man..

        There is no other character for Steve to be than Jason, none that would be accepted.
        There is no way Steve as another character could be around Sam and kids Michael and Sonny and Moana as a different character, it would fail.

        Without a doubt Steve will be Jason and Billy/Jason will be out as being a Hellena creation.

      • Harry

        June 28, 2017 at 2:33 pm

        Ha ha! Suoo, you crack me up but you also make some good points. I love Miller but he never seemed like Stonecold to me. His natural effervescence just bubbled to the surface which warmed up the cool exterior.
        Here’s a crazy thought–make Billy Miller turn out to be AJ. He’s already had re constructive plastic surgery. Moreover, his DNA might match Jason’s. Helena brainwashed AJ after brining him back to life.
        That way, we’d have the Q brothers back and Billy Miller gets to stay

      • rebecca1

        June 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm

        Hey Harry!!!! 🙂

        The Billy Miller as AJ has been mentioned before. LOL…Sam would be a tad freaked out. But, I don’t see it. And I don’t think Burton’s going to be on for long. They just love to promote these things to get fan reaction/ratings. Not to say I’m not curious. I am, and I’ll watch. But I think Miller’s here to stay; or at least I hope he is. I like him even though he’s not THE Jason Morgan that Burton played. I really don’t care. I just like the guy, “Jason” as he is now.

        Deviating somewhat, I can’t believe that he’s never once asked about AJ…that he still barely has a relationship with Monica (who we’re seeing more of lately; she looks great!) and his closeness to Michael has gone out the window. They started buddying him up with Curtis and that, too, seems to have been dropped. They need to get some charts going to keep track of who is supposed to be in the other’s circle. They really fail at family/friend relationships…

        And I DETEST Sonny and his “disappointment” that the “new” Jason won’t sacrifice his life, the one he just got back…complete with a newborn baby, wife and two other sons…to take over the mob. I mean…Sonny’s gotta go. Maybe Burton’s new character can take him out. Too much to ask? hahahah.

      • Celia

        June 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        You make me laugh, SuzieQ. Steve, the poster, not Burton, LOL, is on the same brain wave as you. He has an excellent theory, and yours isn’t far from that.
        I think it could prove interesting to see how TPTB will “finagle” their way around this one.
        As far as Burton….does he need the money? Maybe, his family business in Nutrition was a big flop?

      • Celia

        June 28, 2017 at 4:19 pm

        Ps, su….I seem to remember some fans moaning and groaning over Steve B leaving and Billy M taking his place. They were not happy campers….neither did we, Y&R fans, want to lose BM as B Abbott…phew—confusing, LOL.
        Now, I see that most are not on board with his return. I don’t know what to think as I was not too familiar with Steve as Jason.
        Could be a short stint?

      • Margie-Rose

        June 28, 2017 at 7:23 pm


      • Mo

        June 29, 2017 at 7:37 am

        su, Nashville is in Tennessee.

      • Soaphound

        June 29, 2017 at 12:49 pm

        Oh, suooo, I am so upset about this.. if this disloyal actor snaps his fingers, producers come running. If they screw over Billy M., I’m not responsible for my actions (permanently giving up GH). Hopefully they’ll accommodate both. I need comfort.

      • shelglass

        June 30, 2017 at 6:31 am

        I totally agree why bring him back stupid if you ask me.

      • Max Daddee

        July 2, 2017 at 7:42 am

        I have no enthusiasm for his return. Never cared for him as an actor. Billy brings some humanity to his acting which Steve doesn’t express. Certainly hope this doesn’t mean Billy is leaving.

    • Gail

      June 28, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Sonny is stepping down. So I think he is going to be the real Jason but Sam will choose Billy. He will take over for Sonny and Sam won’t want that.

      • su0000

        June 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        Steve Burton most likely will have something to with Sam’s rotting brain..
        Perhaps he’s part of Helena’s curse in a hulucation..

      • Harry

        July 2, 2017 at 11:18 am

        Rebecca, I think we ought to believe what Burton does rather than what he says (like another person we all know). It’s hard for me to fathom that Burton is coming back on a temporary basis but we will see. I always thought Burton was an underrated and understated actor and yet, he can bring forth a smoldering intensity like no actor I have ever seen. He’s good. I respect and admire both he and Miller as actors and would really prefer it if they could both stay on without it being awkward or without it turning into a “who wore it better?” contest. I completely agree with you about how selfish, narcissistic and immature Sonny is being as far as needing Jason to forfeit his basic civil right to pursue happiness with his family. But the day Sonny decides to act like a selfless grown up is the day a seventy-one year old man decides to act presidential. In other words, it’s not going to happen.

    • Joelle

      June 28, 2017 at 6:09 pm

      I bet he’s just back for some flashback scenes when Helena kidnapped him. That way they can show what Jake ‘saw’ Jason do on the island.

      • rebecca1

        June 29, 2017 at 8:58 am

        I think he may just be a flashback, too. In Sam (and maybe) lil Jake’s mind. I’d be really surprised if Burton was planning on coming back for the long haul.

      • Laurie H

        August 28, 2017 at 9:45 am

        He signed a long term contract according to the head writer so he’s back for the long haul.

    • Timmm

      June 29, 2017 at 8:12 am

      Loyalty? He spent TWENTY TWO YEARS on the show! Give the guy a break, he wanted to try something different! I FOR ONE AM GLAD HE IS BACK.

    • cheernana

      June 30, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Bill is an ok actor but he does not have that rough edge about him like Steve Burton does. In my opinion he made Jason seem whimpy…

      • Carla E

        July 24, 2017 at 5:29 pm

        I agree 100% . My mom watched Gh since the 60s. Seen slot come and go but when they took Burton off she gave Gh Up and still refuses to watch it. Gh has fans returning cuz of Burton. He’s always been The Best Jason hon. Billy is ok for a choir boy but not as Jason Morgan. I’d like them to get Kelly Monaco back to the show she came from. She’s had Jax Sonny Jason Silas, Oh and was dating Lucky when he had drug issues! He was still a married man. Slept with step dad Rick. I mean her role is stale stale stale! She’s cute good figure but augmentation has been done since her pirating days meeting Jax. Too big for her petite body size.

    • Laurie H

      August 28, 2017 at 9:44 am

      To those thinking Steve is only back temporary, he’s not. He’s back for the long term according to the head writer. He’s signed a long term contract. Billy has also just renewed his contract so he’s not leaving either. The head writer said that the 2 Jason’s storyline won’t be complete for 9 months! Gahhh talk about dragging something out! I’m elated the “real” Jason is back, but truly hope Billy keeps a front burner storyline which it seems he will. This should be interesting. Just wish it wasn’t going to be drawn out for 9 months before we get definitive answers. The “new” Jason has just never bonded with the people the “real” Jason was close to. That speaks volumes on who will end up the real Jason. Him and Carly were very best friends and Michael was like his own son, the new Jason has barely had any interaction with either. Welcome back Steve Burton!

  2. AJ

    June 28, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    PLEASE be a good story. It seems clear that SB will be Jason and BM was brain washed to believe he was Jason. Regardless of who BM is, the change of appearance is explained easily because of the surgery. But to me, who BM is is the key to the story. BM can’t just be Jake Doe (or some other person with no PC connection). He needs to be someone who has a history in PC. The first person who pops to mind would be AJ (2 on screen deaths be damned). Another name that came to mind was Nik, but that would require way too much history changing since BM and TC shared many on screen moments. Lucky comes to mind as well, but wouldn’t Laura realize her son was missing? Just a few thoughts. Anyone else have any theories?? One thing I fully believe is that SB is not replacing BM. I’ve seen so many posts where people believe that to be the case. I just don’t think that’s even remotely possible.

    • Sal Piscioneri

      June 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Robin saw Jason in the freezer therefore BM should not be brainwashed. He ws hit by a car I believe by someone on show and needed surgery at GH rendering him with amnesia.

      • AJ

        June 28, 2017 at 1:24 pm

        He was hit by Ava I think. You’re right about Robin and now that you mention it, I think she saw SB Jason (with his face never shown on camera). However, i don’t think that’d stop the writers from going this route.

    • Celia

      June 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm

      What a stroke of genius, Alan. BM as AJ. That presumption is exquisite. Many of us would be so happy, albeit it would not be SK.
      I don’t think anyone can top that theory, Alan……then again, I am the last to make any suggestions, as I am not well-versed in GH history.

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        June 28, 2017 at 4:10 pm

        Sonny is going to be confused…he will have to sniff them to see which one is his real true love…lol…however, i hope there is a reasonable explanation because Robin was involved and seen Jason(Billy M,) and knew he was Jason before the plastic surgery…they will have to rewrite this..

      • Shay

        June 28, 2017 at 11:52 pm

        @CeeCee…Orrrrr….how about conversely, Steve Burton as AJ??? Since Sean K probably has a snowball’s chance in Hades to ever reprise his role on GH, if we do get this beloved character back to the canvas, it shall have to be in the guise of another actor. During their shared times in Port Charles, the striking resemblance between these two guys was always remarked upon….hence I suppose this would be a somewhat palatable and authentic way to bring back AJ. But there are a number of other scintillating possible scenarios as well: First of all, what if that initial porkypie Heather told about Jason having a twin were really the truth, only, of course, it hadn’t been her actual son Franco as she once vehemently insisted, but an honest-to-goodness identical who has been roaming the earth for all these years unnoticed? Then again, perhaps Burton will be an Helena homegrown Jason “clone” courtesy of the Cassadine Island lab shop of horrors, or simply a miracle of plastic surgery she designed to be a Jason doppelganger to still sow seeds of doubt that Billy Miller’s character is indeed the genuine article (which I prefer to believe, since I totally accept this actor as the real Jason, no reason to upset that applecart at this late date….) Lastly, Burton could simply be a completely unrelated stranger who stumbles into Port Charles unaware how his uncanny looks relate to original recipe Jason, a long lost generic Q (Maybe of indeterminate issue?) or more specifically, another product of Alan’s wandering loins….hey, it’s happened before, it can happen again! At any rate, I hope this will be a well-done and logical event that will prove absorbing and enjoyable for new and vintage GH-ers alike, although it’s way past due for this show to return to its storied roots and legacy players for which longtime loyal fans have been clamoring for an absolute age!

      • Celia

        June 29, 2017 at 8:22 am

        Remarkable….the possibilities!! You and other fans are so chock-full of plausible ideas. I cede the floor to you all, since you are the experts.
        Yes, Burton can certainly be AJ, and, yes, the resemblance is striking.
        This topic is, certainly, generating more interest than I thought. Good sign.
        I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade, by any means….but, I don’t know if I have the temerity to hope ……
        Burton’s Jason could be a figment of Sam’s imagination….so real and lucid in her deluded perception that she may have an honest-to-goodness conversation with him.
        Perhaps he’s her cure-all; her salvation. He reasons with her, in her head?
        Either way, I never thought any storyline involving Sam would hold my attention….this one does. LOL.
        Yes, agreed….for once, let us have some amusement within the logic .

      • Shay

        June 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm

        Thanks, CeeCee! I’m also liking your hallucination angle for Sam….another great idea! Then again, if Burton is making only a short-term guest appearance, then perhaps his tale will be told with that lame old chestnut of a device of flashbacks….And what if this whole storyline will end up having little or nothing to do with Sam, nuJason or the Q’s?….Maybe this is another showboating spectacle scheme for Sonny (God forbid!) and he’ll be experiencing visions of his beloved Jason as he waxes nostalgic with Carly about how this character’s once primary purpose for living was to serve and protect the Corinthii as their personal concierge of criminality. However, I certainly hope I’m wrong about that last suggestion!

      • Patrick

        June 30, 2017 at 9:01 am

        “Jason” is adopted, right? I don’t know if his past was spelled out. so who’s not to say he has a twin?

        oh this is angst.. because of how strongly I feel about the mob connect with any character involved with the Corinthos pie @GH.

        but… I’d love it if Billy Miller was Jason Quartermaine who wants to be a Q and a doctor.. AND gets Liz. and lives at the Manse… and Monica has a son close to her heart… and Steve Burton’ Jason… will come around and it’ll be one big happy Quartermainia.

        once we find out just how long SB “guest STAR arc”

        LOL – i’m sorry have to go their… but … i’ll use @su post… with Sam brain rotting ; much ado about nada. what’s the point? her personality isn’t changed she’s just acting out. nut up Sam. go their. sanitorium … it’s a long vacate’ ion

    • Soaphound

      June 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Oh, AJ, Thank You! I needed to hear that. I’ve already vowed to give up the show if Billy isn’t on. I just hope whatever TPTB decide is fair to everyone, especially us fans.

  3. Cynthia

    June 28, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Ughhhh after all this time? He deserted us, we finally got Billy who is awesome and in my opinion NOW Jason Morgan, so why now????? No! Let him be AJ or someone else!

    • dzzdee

      June 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      Billy does not play a tough guy, He is too timid for the job of Jason Morgan. With cry baby Sam the story does not fit the Billy- Jason role.

      • Celia

        June 28, 2017 at 6:12 pm

        You know, dzzdee, you do have a point. Does Sam, in her dazed state see Jason as aweakling, only a shadow of what he used to be?
        After all these speculations and scenarios, Burton may simply be part of Sam’s bout with ‘lunacy’.
        Perhaps, in her confused, delusional mind she sees Jason as he was physically and then turning into Jason as he is now.
        The more I think about it the more laborious the process will be for TPTB to get a handgrip in manipulating two Jasons.
        I am impressed by Steve’s, Allan’s and su’s theories. …..very credible, if one is to follow Helena’s path of kidnapping, body-snatching and mind-altering shenanigans.
        I just wonder, now, if we are all jumping the gun. Could the “old” Jason be all in Sam’s head; just as Sonny hurting Jason is?
        I said this before; I think Sam will hurt someone. Her target seems to be Sonny, in her head.
        But, what if she hurts Jason (BM) instead when in her mind’s eye she sees the other Jason (SB)?
        Her hallucination will compell her to think new Jason is an imposter who is a threat to old Jason?
        Gee, I’m starting to confuse myself. LOL.

      • Cynthia

        June 28, 2017 at 6:13 pm

        We will have to just agree to disagree

      • rebecca1

        June 29, 2017 at 8:55 am

        I disagree. Billy as Jason is still a “tough guy” much to my and others dismay. That’s all he’s done since he got back is go into dangerous situations. He almost lost his life trading places with Robin in the elevator while a bomb was ticking, he investigated the “mysterious woman” which turned out to be Olivia Jerome, he’s gotten into innumerable fights or threatened to do so since he’s been back, he investigated who really put the bomb in Sonny’s car that killed Morgan and he just jetted over to Puerto Rico to face a would-be assassin of Sonny. LOL. He may not officially be “the enforcer” but there’s no difference in his job description.

        As for Sam, I think her worries are actually rational. They may not be typical for HER…and yes, she’s seeing hallucinations so we know something’s off…but objectively, who wouldn’t worry about a husband you finally got back from the dead who was brainwashed, tortured…and now is back to putting himself in life-threatening scenarios. Not only does she run the risk of losing her great love yet again…but they’ve got a little boy and a newborn! There’s nothing “cry baby” about that. It’s normal. Again, it’s obviouis there’s something going on but her fears are valid. And long overdue.

    • Ww

      June 28, 2017 at 6:23 pm

      I Agree! Love Billy! Steve left… too late to come back now.

      • Soaphound

        June 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

        Right on, Ww. Whatever plot soaphopper Steve Burton lands in, let it not interfere with our wonderful Billy.

      • Carla E

        July 24, 2017 at 5:48 pm

        Bully too whimsy to play Jason even after his change. Before they showed his face all bandaged we lifers of Gh that watched Burton grow up on show. U could tell little Billy wasn’t height, shoulders near as muscular as Burton. Years ago before drunken AJ jr. Wrecked Burton and caused brain injury our enforcer Birton was a resident dr at GH. Very smart then the accident. Jason & Liz has tried to get together for years. Kelly Monaco feels acts like her 2 with Jason should take a more important role than their Liz & Jason’s boy Jake. Sam plays crazy well. If she succeeds which she won’t killing Sonny. Well nobody would want her on the show! Baby Girl that’s in cementary is SAMs and Sonnys small time romance baby. That baby helped Sonny and Alexis girl Christina live. At that time Sam didn’t know her Mom. Wow she’s slept with both her sisters bio daddies. Just realized that! Yeah I’m a lifer with GH. Love Burton Sonny & mob roles. It keeps the show going. Btw what happened to Maxie’s disappearance in Utah or wherever. Nate needs his pretty wife back not thick beefy Amy not a good match.

  4. mike

    June 28, 2017 at 12:38 pm

    No, don’t want him back. One note actor who can not hold a candle to Billy Miller.

    • Maureen Lynch

      June 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      I agree with you. I just hope GH and ABC don’t screw Billy Miller.

    • Tomas Torquemada

      June 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      (ducking) I totally agree.

      The Jason character was painted in to a corner years ago. When SB joined Y&R I hoped we’d see something different. Nope. SB doesn’t have much for range.

      Sam Jason fans are real and probably quite happy. The rest of us would rather see their screen time given to other characters like Laura.

      • Phil

        June 28, 2017 at 3:04 pm

        I am a Sam and Jason fan, but I agree Burton is one note. How he won an Emmy on Y&R is beyond me. Billy Miller is a much better actor. I like him as Jason and I still say Sam and Jason are better with him in the role. I am hoping Steve Burton is NOT Jason. I am hoping that he is a pawn that Helena put in place before dying. Maybe Helena is alive after all. I don’t know… do we know how long Steve Burton has decided to return for?

    • Ww

      June 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      YES! Exactly!

    • Julie

      June 29, 2017 at 5:10 am

      So long Billy Miller. What a total slap in the face by Frank and ABC.

    • Timmm

      June 29, 2017 at 8:17 am

      No body mumbles better than Billy Miller!

      • Shay

        July 1, 2017 at 1:06 am

        Nobody mumbles better….
        Makes me feel sad for the rest….
        Nobody mumbles half as good as you….
        Billy, you’re the best!!!

        Hence whilst I welcome back Steve Burton as ???, I still view Billy Miller’s Jason as the “genuine article” now. Hope this new storyline keeps that distinction intact…wherever else it may lead.

  5. Carole

    June 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    Dreams do come true! But, will it be brief? New character I hope.

    • nancy dillingham

      June 29, 2017 at 3:54 am

      I read it will be brief–Sam will see him as “Jason” while she is ill. So much for that, eh?

  6. Kimberly Stamness

    June 28, 2017 at 12:42 pm

    I hope he will not be playing Jason. He was great in the role before,but Billy Miller is Jason now. I love him as Jason. If Steve comes beck,I hope it is as a different character. Please tptb,do not mess with a good thing.

    • Sal Piscioneri

      June 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      agree 100 %

    • Soaphound

      June 30, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Well, Kimberly, I’m with you. I will not recover the loss of Billy, though I secretly think they’ll keep both. I refuse to accept anything less.

  7. Tomas Torquemada

    June 28, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Dear GH,

    DROOL did a Two Roman Brady storyline that was an epic fail.

    Please avoid digging this hole. Two brain whacked dudes is one too many.

    A fan.

    • Mary SF

      June 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      OMG you are so right about that, and my first thought when I heard this news. I feel so sorry Billy Miller if he becomes the next John Black, changing identities every time a new writer decided he should be someone else— the best way to make this work is to have SB be the Fake Jason– otherwise they will fall into the same pit DOOL did with the John Black character

      • Harry

        June 28, 2017 at 2:39 pm

        Yes, Mary and that led to poor John Black becoming hopelessly addicted to Ancestry. com. Marlena could not get him to leave the computer and he was a real drag at social gatherings blabbing on and on about his ancestry. “I thought I was one quarter Scottish but it turns out I am only 1/5 Scottish and I am 1/9 Cherokee Indian and blah, blah, blah……” “For God’s sake man,” exclaimed Bo Brady, “give it a rest. Nobody cares!”
        Please don’t let this happen to Billy Miller’s Jason Morgan.

      • Veronica

        June 29, 2017 at 5:16 am

        Billy Miller has delivered on all levels as Jason, but I guess Frank wants Steve Burton back….why? He’s not needed. I guess Billy Miller is getting the Tyler Christopher treatment by ABC & GH.

        Good luck Billy Miller. You’ll be missed. I’ll be watching you on RAY DONOVAN in August on Showtime.

    • Steve

      June 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      As bad as the Days story was, OLTL’s Tale of Two Todds was exciting and somewhat believable (in a soap world, that is).

    • Ted

      June 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

      OLTL did two Todds and it worked…

      • Charlene

        July 9, 2017 at 11:27 am

        The reason the two Todd’s worked was because Roger Howarth and Trevor St. John are both powerhouse actors. There would only be one powerhouse if GH decides to do the tale of two Jason’s and that would be Billy Miller.

  8. Remy

    June 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    Hopefully, a revival of the “Real Greenlee” campaign isn’t in the cards, you saw how that played out.

  9. sassysdreams

    June 28, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    No. Just no no no!!!

  10. Tristan

    June 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Dreadful news! Now we will be subjected to not just one, but to TWO brain-damaged mob robots!

  11. Jimh(leave it to beaver)

    June 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    He will be awesome playing Robotic Jason-lol…they will probably repeat the two Todd and Jessica/Natalie twin story line done at OLTL !…i have mixed feelings here…hope BM is another Q at least!!!

    • Tomas Torquemada

      June 28, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      We need more Qs!

  12. Kathy

    June 28, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    I was very upset when Steve Burton left GH but I have grown to really like Billy Miller as Jason. So, it would be really weird having two Jasons.

    • Grant Putnam

      June 29, 2017 at 10:55 am

      I thought it was a missed opportunity when they could have used Stevie B in the island flashbacks when he was being brainwashed/trained as Helena’s soldier recently during the Nurses Ball leadup.

      • Shay

        July 2, 2017 at 1:14 am

        Burton’s contract with Y&R no doubt stipulated a waiting period before he could appear on another soap, and that particular event you described most likely fell within that time-restriction. He is probably appearing on GH as soon as he is legally permitted to do so….

  13. Steve

    June 28, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    This could be the shot of adrenaline this show needs!
    Here’s my theory (pardon me if you saw it on another thread)

    Burton will be playing Jason Quartermaine while Miller plays Jason Morgan. At time of the car accident with drunken AJ, Jason Q was captured. In his place, his unbeknownst twin was dropped in. When he woke, the twin had no memories of any childhood, and thus had no bond with the Q’s (except Lila). Everyone just accepts the memory loss and severe personality change as a result of the accident. In 2017, Jason Q (Burton) either wakes up from a coma or breaks free from his captors to return to PC to claim what’s his. Jason M (Miller) starts to research his childhood, starting with Heather (who always knew Susan had twins)

    • Kevin O.

      June 29, 2017 at 3:39 am

      This is the ONLY storyline guess I have heard that would remotely keep my interest.

  14. dzzdee

    June 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Yes! Steve Burton is back. He will be the new Sonny-mob boss in town. Since Sonny is quitting there you go, A new mob boss or the new/old Jason. Out with Billy as Jason. He is too wimpy for the mob world.

  15. Junie

    June 28, 2017 at 1:35 pm

    Love Steve as jason!!

  16. Patricio

    June 28, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Ugh. Billy has added a softer more multilayer side to Jason. Can’t go back to one note acting again!

  17. Franny

    June 28, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Steve is a really nice guy, I don’t mind that he’s returning but I hope they don’t mess with Billy Miller, he has been fantastic as Jason…..please let Steve be another character, even a revived AJ!

  18. Richard

    June 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    What a twist it would be if Billy Miller was actually a presumed dead AJ!?

    • Steve

      June 28, 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Billy is about 12-15 years too young (even with plastic surgery) to be AJ.

      As much as I miss the character, unfortunately, AJ is a permanent goner.

  19. Bronte

    June 28, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    SB is one of the most boring actors to grace soaps why does GH feel the need to come back just because he has his travel routine down it’s ok to turn up again like a bad penny??? Not like liking forward to seeing what storyline is drummed up

  20. Janice

    June 28, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Sounds like it might be a re-do of the OLTL story of two Todds. 🙁

  21. PennySoap

    June 28, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Is he coming along with Jill Phelps? I am always up for a good story!

  22. Steve

    June 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Have no respect for him now as he is a soap hopper. Pick a soap and stay there. Please, Y&R don’t rehire him. (Funny how the Emmy he earns comes from the soap he left.)

    • Steve

      June 28, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      ^^ in case anyone is confused, that is not me (the frequent Steve poster).

      Maybe I should modify my screen name. I’m fine with actors finding work wherever they can.

  23. gh'er

    June 28, 2017 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t mind that Steve is coming back as long as they keep Billy as well.
    I really like Billy. I never ever watched an episode of Y and R so my intro to Billy was on GH and I really like him.

    As long as they are both/still Quartermaines.

    The more Quartermaines, the merrier.

  24. Chrissy

    June 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Well they will probably drag the storyline out and what is really wrong about this whole thing is that Billy Jason has already been confirmed through facial recognition and through DNA to be Jason. Furthermore what does that do to J Sam? That’s crappy it just as crappy it’s kind of like what they did on One Life to Live with Todd and Victor

  25. Phil

    June 28, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Not a fan! We lose Hayden for this? Wow! I have a feeling I will be enjoying DAYS more than GH by the end of 2017!

  26. loretta

    June 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    Now I understand why people quit watching programs.

  27. Alan

    June 28, 2017 at 3:38 pm

    I can’t think of any news that would make me less interested in tuning in to GH.

    If GH is thinking of ripping off The Tale of Two Todds from OLTL, they need to remember that storyline was a success thanks to a combination of two very strong actors (Roger Howarth and Trevor St. John) and Ron Carlivati’s carefully plotted story which respected the show’s history. The Todd storyline was a game changer for so many characters on that show — Blair, Tea, Starr, Jack, Viki, Dani, Sam — because they were allowed to grow/evolve and the revelation made them re-examine everything they had believed for so many years. GH, on the other hand, never allows its characters to grow; every storyline seems to end with a reset leaving the characters in the same place where they started with no insight as to how their actions have consequences.

    • Patrick

      June 28, 2017 at 6:41 pm

      thank you, for the genius

      “…GH, on the other hand, never allows its characters to grow; every storyline seems to end with a reset leaving the characters in the same place where they started with no insight as to how their actions have consequences. ”

      it’s an empty feeling … EMPTY

      containing nothing; not filled or occupied:

      of words or a gesture) lacking meaning or sincerity:

      having no value or purpose:


      remove all the contents of

      that’s GH

    • Celia

      June 29, 2017 at 9:07 am

      I follow you, Alan…could get tedious. But, I do want to see where TPTN take this story….or how far.
      I, actually, have no faith that it will follow the logic Shay hopes….I doubt she does either. We shall see.
      So far, since I have been watching, I have yet to see a ‘logicallly’ satisfying conclusion to any storyline. No ending, at all, really.

  28. JK

    June 28, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    POOR BILLY MILLER!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. mark

    June 28, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    I dont really care for him but he IS Jason to me and I just liked him in the role a lot. I didn’t like him on y&r at all.

  30. gh'er

    June 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    I wonder if this will be a contract roll for Steve or just a quickie.

  31. linda

    June 28, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Perhaps, he will take over Sonny’s territory, now that the plot line is leading that Sonny wants to leave the mob?????

    • Shay

      June 28, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Sonny leave the mob? How about Sonny just leaving Port Charles, period???? Now that’s a plotline that I would support…..

      • Jimh(leave it to beaver)

        June 29, 2017 at 8:13 am

        no such luck…i would have better luck getting struck by lightning…twice!

      • Timmm

        June 29, 2017 at 8:25 am

        How about Sonny heading to Y&R and playing a businessman and going up against Victor? Sonny and Ashley?

      • Celia

        June 29, 2017 at 9:12 am

        Yes, Shay. I commented to that on another site, out of context, to Patrick.
        Sonny promised that very thing to Carly during their inane conversation…baby talk—jibberish.
        I, more or less, said something similar.
        I am sooo taken aback with this inspiring news, I could choke. Ha!

  32. JasonLovesGH

    June 28, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Welcome back to where you belong, Mr Burton. I am looking forward to seeing what is in store for you. I think you are a very talented actor and enjoy your performances. This can only be considered as a win for this wonderful program.

    Long live General Hospital! 🙂

  33. Sam

    June 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    I was a huge Steve Burton as Jason fan, but have really grown to love Billy Miller in the role. He’s so much more versatile a performer and I have no interest in re-watching the old Jason again.

    The ret-con job that would have to be pulled off to make SB Jason again is boring and unimaginative; I much prefer the SB as Jason’s twin/new character angle.

    All of that being said, I’d rather keep Hayden and Finn than just about 1/2 the cast (including SB). They charismatic, engaging, and fun as hell to watch. I cannot believe they’re letting Rebecca Budig go – a decision definitely worth revisiting.

    • Patrick

      June 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      “…I much prefer the SB as Jason’s twin/new character angle. ”

      you read my mind.

      I thought as much.. thanks to someone else post.. that BM character started out in PC as a hit and run victim. therefore, this would allow , both “Jasons”

      1. as the original “Jason” wallah Steve Burton to continue his creation


      2. Billy Miller as the twin nuJason QUARTERMAINE !!!!! YES YES YES

      that way .. with BM talent.. he can LEAVE the orbit of sonny and carly and SAM

      and just move on… makes his return to LIZ that much more palpable, exciting , and anticipation! he becomes the dr. Monica dreamed about

      and we get Jake and Liz together… living @The Q . love it

      whatever it takes to steal this show away from : Sonny and Carly and STeve B

      and showcase Jake and Liz
      and showcase Valentin and Nina
      and showcase Kiki and Dillon
      and showcase Ned and Olivia
      and showcase Kevin and Laura
      and showcase Brad and Lucas
      and showcase HECK – Ava and Scotty

      something anything… MORE

      this is going to be so telling… what Shelley and Frank have in store

      get the Kool-Aid ready

  34. Damien

    June 28, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    As long as billy miller stays at GH because Y n R is fine without him
    Jason Thompson is portraying Billy as more adult and layered than millers version. Towards the end of millers run he was phoning it in..but Thompson is always on it
    plus he has so much chemistry wth tognoni and heinle

    • Soaphound

      June 29, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      I totally disagree about Jason Thompson’s snarky, hateful interpretation of Billy Abbott but I agree I don’t want Billy Miller back on Y&R. Once a role is recast, it’s hard to put someone back in the role again. If they would start giving GH actors more worthy, deeper storylines, a lot of problems would be solved.

      • Celia

        June 30, 2017 at 3:57 am

        True, that, Soaphound. I have mourned the loss of Miller’s Billy Abbott as much as Muhney’s Adam.
        I did say, many a time, if the essence of a character would ever be recaptured once he/she has left…….it remains to be seen what we will “feel” once Muhney is back.

  35. Yvonne

    June 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    Don’t want Steve Burton back. He is a one-note actor that got lucky and then became ungrateful, lied and said he was leaving soaps but was really following his pal, soap killer Jill Pharrsn Phelps to Y&R, where he was a totally boring chatacter. No loyalty to GH. Hopefully it’s a short term role.

    • Kevin O.

      June 29, 2017 at 3:40 am

      I totally agree on the “one-note actor” thing. He has been employed so long solely due to his looks.

      • Soaphound

        June 29, 2017 at 12:59 pm

        Thank you, Yvonne and Kevin. Billy can act circles around soaphopper Burton and, apparently, is far more humble and agreeable on set.

  36. Patrick

    June 28, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    I will be happy to just see Jake Doe again… thereby giving Billy Miller a whole new lease on character evolve.

    geezuz … get your cajones … the art of acting is your forte

    I am more excited about seeing Billy Miller act again… WITHOUT Sam / Sonny / Carly

    he simply has got to get out of that orbit.

    GOD ! why doesn’t any one see this? Yes I know.. you do… it’s frustration

    for Steve Burton to return… to crap writers and back to the mob… won’t be anticipated… my only thought

    WILL HE ACTUALLY TALK… ( that was an epic fail at Y&R )

    if GH intent is to prop that much more so… w/ Sonny and Carly.. well *uck it. so be it

    C’est la vie

  37. Lisa

    June 28, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Snoozefest. One Jason is boring enough…

    • Scott5

      June 29, 2017 at 5:41 am

      Exactly!! Burton sleepwalks through his scenes and stares off into space. He does his best at his Maurice Bernard style of acting. The only difference is that Burton can say his lines without stammering and stuttering like Maurice.

      Both actors and characters are sleep inducing.

  38. Lucky

    June 28, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I’m thrilled he is returning. He made Jason into the iconic GH character that he is.

  39. aria

    June 28, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    oh god here we go again, hope this doesn’t turn into the jason 1 jason 2 sonny , carly, and sam show. i could of tolerated his return if it wasn’t at the expense of other talent like Rebecca Budiig, so i’m not happy bout this right now..

  40. James R. Poissant

    June 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    I am torn over which way this could go and should go. I don’t want to see Billy Miller getting fired but at the same time, I am a little excited to see Steve Burton coming back. i know i couldn’t buy Steve as a new character but to have him come back as Jason would be upsetting to Billy Miller’s fans. I guess I wait and see how this plays out before I bitch about something. And I know something will run me the wrong way!!!

  41. Linda

    June 28, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    they could be long lost cousins or GH could do a who is the real Jason like OLTL did with the two Todds. I dont really care if Burton returns as I am used to Miller who is a good actor.

  42. Rose

    June 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    SB has to come back as Jason. Otherwise, they could have hired anyone to be that “someone else”. But why has he decided to disrupt things. His word is tough to believe as he never did what he said he would when he left GH the last time or Y&R either for that matter. He’s always claimed to want to leave to spend time with his family on both soaps. He never did that – what are we to believe? I find him to be truthful for the moment and that’s it. Now having said all that, I do believe that BM is no Jason, but he is a great actor. There has never been a JASAM since SB left. BM is a great character, but he is no Jason. SB & KM are the only ones to make up JASAM. OK I’m done now. LOL

  43. Barbara e t

    June 28, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Sooooo excited!!!! So much potential. Love Billy but also love Steve. Make room for both

  44. Lin Herz

    June 28, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I think I’d be done if Steve will be Jason. I love Billy’s Jason and am sick of mob stories. Or I’d fast forward all the jason stories.

    • Soaphound

      June 29, 2017 at 1:06 pm

      I’m with you, Lin. It’s Billy or bust!

  45. Barbara from Atlanta

    June 28, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    As a Y&R viewer, this is GREAT news!!! This means the chances of Burton returning as DULLan are very slim.

    GH should make it an easy transition: Let Billy Miller go so Burton can slide into his old role. Miller can then return to Y&R as Billy Abbott. Both actors would be where they belong.

  46. Darnell

    June 28, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    How exciting would it be to find out that Billy Miller was AJ. What a crazy storyline especially having a child with Sam. Billy Miller could take AJ to new heights. As Stone cold, there’s no where to go in my opinion. This storyline, if written right could blow the hell out of daytime. And who was behind all this mess……..Helena. It’s all part of her curse on Sam.

  47. Elise Kiefer

    June 28, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Don’t want him back, I agree with “Steve walked out of GH because he wanted to live in Kentucky and be a family man/whatever and then he went directly to Y&R.” He lied to us and I found it unforgivable. Really like Billy Miller as Jason now. Don’t want any change there. I can only see maybe Helena is at it again and is trying to mess with Sam and Jason not realizing the real Jason had his face changed due to that crash. Hope SB works without a contract because he’s unreliable.

    • Timmm

      June 29, 2017 at 8:28 am

      He didnt lie! A business opportunity arose and he took it. Have YOU ever took advantage of a good opportunity?

  48. Deelo

    June 28, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    Billy Miller has done an excellent job of bringing a new vibe to Jason character – he did not play him as ‘stone cold’ rather played him as a guy with no memory and trying to make things work. Steve Burton may come back in Sam’s dreams but I hope not as a character that does away with Billy Miller’s Jason.

  49. heidi

    June 29, 2017 at 2:03 am

    I welcome Steve back in any role! He’s great!

  50. Miriam Fitzgerald

    June 29, 2017 at 3:48 am

    I think he’ll be the old Jason in Sam’s confused mind. She’s already hallucinating so many things, this would make sense, and would keep Billy Miller in the role of Jason now. Can’t see Steve Burton coming back for too long.

  51. Tamara

    June 29, 2017 at 5:00 am

    Hmmm. I am thinking SB is coming back temporarily and he will be in dream sequences to Sam. I am thinking he will be the “Jason” to help Sam thru whatever she is going thru with the hallucinations and eveeything. If you think about it, Sam’s past revolves around SB’s Jason and I think because she thinks Sonny is trying to take him from her, her hallucinations will involve the old Jason. I really think BM is fine, believe his contract goes yr to yr and is up in October. Also believe from going to SB events and doing his burtonnutrition, he is happy with that. Don’t think it will be two Jason’s on screen. Unless BM is not resigning this year, I don’t think it will be a problem and I really don’t think SB wants long term. I am a SB fan and I have watched him morph from preppy Jason Q to stone cold Jason M and loved it. BM Jason M is different because he came on not knowing who he was and therefore his behavior is completely different so he plays the part differently. He plays Jason M as Jake Doe. Even when he got his memories back. I actually like them both. So does not really matter to me who plays the part. But I really believe SB is only back temporarily to help Sam. My opinion.

  52. Timmm

    June 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

    This is great. I wonder if Jill Farren Phelps is far behind? What brought Steve back? JELLY is NOT capable of writing for Jason Morgan/Quartermaine. Speaking of, make Steve the real Jason Quartermaine, be endeavored to his mom Monica and let Billy Miller BLOW in the wind! Remember this, when Steve was on Y&R, Dylan sucked UNTIL his last story. ONE thing that did work with Dylan was his relationship with his mom, Nikki. They same could happen with Jason, his great bond with Leslie Charleson. I am so happy Steve is coming back. I hope Tyler is next. In the meantime, cut Hayden, Finn and Freako! Reboot OLTL and AMC online, leave GH alone! [Coca Cola Classic makes its triumphant return!]

  53. Li

    June 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

    I think he will be a totally new character. He was tired of playing Stone Cold and supposedly wanted a change. It’ll be fun to see him as a new character. Billy Miller is GREAT as Jason. He adds humility, kindness, and humor to this Jason. He is very sweet and caring with Sam and his family. It took a while to get to used to him but now I like him better.
    As for Burton, I hope he is a Q and is totally different from his former character. The show is a tad boring right now as summer gets like this. Maybe with him coming back and Maxie and whomever else, we will get some more excitement and engaging story lines.

  54. k/kay

    June 29, 2017 at 5:36 am

    The role of Steve Burton will be playing a politician one who speaks out of both sides of his mouth! The reason he left Y&R was because Mal and. Sally were not going to pay for his flights anymore. MB wanted him back so he is back or maybe it will be a short term role where he is just Sam’s hallucination. I am just surprised at people thinking it’s ok for him to say he is a family man blah blah blah and four months later here he is again. I am just counting how many actors will exit to pay for his salary ?

    • Tristan

      June 29, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Rebecca Budig has already exited, probably to pay for his salary.

  55. Angel

    June 29, 2017 at 6:07 am

    He’s gonna be AJ

  56. Iakovos

    June 29, 2017 at 6:28 am

    GH is a bit of a mess to me right now. It is not the show I loved once upon a time. Am so over the fantastic over-the-top storytelling involving the Cassadines and nefarious doings of the mob. I would love to return to a bit more humanity and reality in tales told.

    The idea of a resurrected AJ, as one suggests, or another character who had radical plastic surgery, or some forgotten twin, is just too much.

  57. Eric Buchanan

    June 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I have been less and less interested in watching this show as the recent months have gone by. TOO much Sonny….doesn’t seem like even one day he is not on screen…now if we add Steve Burton’s emotionless Jason…I think it’s time for me to stop watching…like I did in the early 2000’s for the same reason.

  58. Mister K

    June 29, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Wow…lot’s of thoughts…and lot’s of emotions over this announcement. Personally, I would like for Steve to play Jason again. When OLTL did the two Todd’s story it was pretty epic. Both actors loved, as they both are now. That said, I wouldn’t mind a two Jason story, of course it would involve a Cassadine thread, but honestly that’s what keeping the show going right now. As for Steve playing AJ I would hate that…but right now in the writers room at GH they are masterminding something epic, or so we hope.
    If I might divert a bit….a few things that race through my head….. Currently love seeing Spencer on screen. I couldn’t stand the kid a few years ago, but wow. He’s got acting chops and plays a fantastic brat. He’s awesome. I am wondering what Anna has been doing for the past few weeks. I’m a big fan of having a real big Asian quarter story again as long as its written well. An Asian gang that puts the squeeze on Sonny..what a world it would be. Anyway, that’s all from me! have a great day everyone and welcome back Steve!

  59. Timmm

    June 29, 2017 at 8:32 am

    What amazes me, and I am not singling out anyone in particular, is how critical people can be about Steve Burton returning. How many people hated/criticized Miller’s portrayal of Jason and wanted Steve back and now that Steve is coming back, most want Miller as Jason! What a mess!

  60. Steve

    June 29, 2017 at 10:18 am

    Let’s just hope they don’t pull a Sarah Brown/Claudia Zaccara move by having Burton play an unrelated character who’s similar appearance to Jason is never mentioned.

  61. Gail

    June 29, 2017 at 10:34 am

    Sonny is leaving the mob and Billy/Jason is not going to replace him. I think this may be leading up to a Steve/Jason being real and Billy/Jason not. Sam might have to choose. I think she will choose Billy/Jason for her family.

  62. Jimmy

    June 29, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Is it sad that even though Jason Morgan is Steve Burton’s most well-known character, I liked him better as Dylan McAvoy on Y&R? Especially towards the end of his run, he was great – and he won an Emmy to prove it. His scenes with Paul and Nikki, and his relationship with Sharon (before she screwed it royally) were highlights of his run.

    I have mixed feelings about him returning. I’ve never been a huge Jason fan because no matter who has played him, he’s often come off as a pompous, one-note, monotone character that rarely evolves or changes. Even Billy Miller, a phenomenal actor, hasn’t made Jason a much more interesting character, though for me he is more likeable now thanks to Miller. Regardless of what happens, I do not want to lose Miller, even if he turns out to be a different character.

    I have a feeling that Billy Miller will turn out to be A.J. who never really died when Sonny shot him, and was instead brought to Crichton-Clark just like Jason was. The real Jason will be Steve Burton who has been kept in another facility or on Cassadine Island all this time. Either that, or BM will play Jason’s unknown twin, because I can’t see Burton playing any other role than the real Jason. Which is sad, because I like Miller better in the role, but if we can keep both SB and BM on, I’m all for it.

    • Steve

      June 29, 2017 at 4:33 pm

      AJ never should have been killed off 3 times. Yes, this is soap world, where even a decapitated man can be brought back (Soap Dish). However, Carlivati kind of sealed AJ’s coffin with a nail gun by showing AJ ascending up the stairs with Emily, Edward and Lila.

      • Shay

        July 1, 2017 at 1:16 am

        @Steve….The only “out” I can imagine to that scenario is if it were retroactively treated as a “near-death” experience, as described by many real-lifers who have clinically “died,” but survived to return to the earthly plane after going through something very similar with meeting loved ones from the “great beyond,” and seeing white light, etc.. Sure, it would beggar belief, but then again, the desire to have AJ back amongst the living in Port Charles is highly palpable, so I think it is a fairly reasonable possibility….I mean, as you have observed, this is a soap opera, after all!!! (Especially if somehow Dr. O’s or Helena’s fine hands were attached to AJ’s clandestine resuscitation efforts….)

      • Steve

        July 1, 2017 at 9:51 am


        I’d buy the out-of-body experience you suggest to get AJ back, but not for Miller, who’s too young for the character.

        As much as I’d love to have AJ back, I’d really like to see Jason Quartermaine again

      • Shay

        July 3, 2017 at 4:46 am

        Heym Steve! I’m with you on Billy Miller not being AJ….that really wouldn’t work for me. It would have to be Burton or bust at this point for that role….although I do really like your theory about the “original” Jason Quartermaine, too. I could accept either scenario at this point. Just hope whatever goes down is reasonably logical and faithfully adheres to the past history of these characters as we remember it. I don’t believe that is asking too much!

  63. TheTroz

    June 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    It’s possible that Burton only agreed to return if he could play a new character,we will have to wait and see.

  64. Joe

    June 29, 2017 at 4:08 pm

    I love Steve but he walk away 5 years ago. Now Billy Miller is doing a fantastic job at playing Jason. The role for Steve to play is a new character or A.J.


    June 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    Love it! I personally haven’t scene a story like this since Days brought Wayne back in 91. Wayne, Drake and Diedre played it well. GO Steve and Billy!

  66. Dan S

    June 30, 2017 at 6:01 am

    Has potential but so did a lot of other storylines – Fluke, the Paul Hornsby disaster, The return of Olivia Jerome to name a few. As always, I am sure the actors will bring it while the viewers suspension of disbelief is tested beyond soapy reality. Maybe this will actually be interesting and well written?!

    • Shay

      July 1, 2017 at 1:19 am

      We can always live in hope that this time will be the exception, rather than the rule, to that too-often letdown feeling we’ve come to know in reference to previously highly-touted “big” GH storylines!

  67. Jacob

    June 30, 2017 at 7:48 am

    For Burton to play anyone other than Jason would be a huge disservice to the fans and waste the opportunity to do a good story. Sure, it’ll be convoluted, but whatever. It’s easily hand waved that Helena brainwashed Billy’s Jason into believing he’s the real Jason. End of story. As far as Robin escaping with RealJason all those years ago, I doubt that the show remembers and will just hand wave that away too. This will set up a huge conflict particularly for Sam who will now have to choose – realJason or fakeJason?

    As far as Burton’s original departure – he was at war with Ron C (head writer for you newbies) and I think the “I want to live in KY” was a ruse to save face. They’ve been hinting for months about this, let it play out and enjoy the ride.

    I guess it would be too much to ask that he’s spent these past few years studying medicine (yes, while being held against his will) and will return to PC not to be a mobster but to be a doctor… lol if I was writing the show, that’s what I’d do because.. why not?

  68. Bren

    June 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    send Steve Burton back to y & r he has great chemistry with Sharon Case
    Or give him a part other then Jason because the Chemistry between Kelly Monaco and Billy Miller is undeniable. Please let Billy Miller stay in the role of Jason. This doesn’t mean I don’t love Steve Burton as an actor, he was fantastic as Dylan McAvoy. Now I like the twin thing but please keep Kelly with Billy as Jason

  69. Anthony

    June 30, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    GH needs Burton back like it needs a cracked test tube rammed up its “Emergency Room”!! Guess Johnnie-one-note can moan, groan and stare through every scene. And for him GH has to write out other characters, whereby other actors/actresses lose their jobs! Burton left GH to get out of soaps – so stay out!!!!

  70. Steven

    July 1, 2017 at 2:58 am

    I’m sorry most of you commenters here……ok Billy Miller is good but definitely not better than Steve Burton. Steve and Sonny awesome together. Steve and everyone else awesome together. He brings out the talent in others, not miller. Facts.

  71. jaybird369

    July 2, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, JFP started all this. Remember…she FLAT-OUT REFUSED to give Billy Miller any outs (or whatever) where his then Y&R contract was concerned. Of course, that’s why he left Y&R. Yet…JFP bent over backwards to accommodate her GOLDEN BOY Steve Burton during his time at Y&R. Oh…and I’m happy about ONE THING here: At least JFP won’t be returning to GH. TPTB wouldn’t be that stupid to let that woman come back to GH. N-o-p-e.

    Just saying……….

  72. Keffen

    July 4, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    I want t to see his reaction to Danny and Sam’s baby

    Scout Morgan!!!..

  73. Sonjia Huston

    July 6, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I absolutely love Steve Burton and don’t know how anyone could prefer Billy over Steve. Billy has always made Stone Cold Jason a too emotional person and I for one can’t wait for Steve Burton to be back in whatever role they choose to place him in

    • rebecca1

      July 7, 2017 at 4:52 am

      Jason “Morgan” not the Jason he used to be as a Q…was not emotional in public. But even after his accident and his transformation from goal-oriented preppy boy to “stone cold”…he showed much emotion with his friends and love. He showed love, compassion, empathy to Sonny, Carly, Michael. He was IN love with Sam…he still joked with Robin…he was completely loyal to Spinelli and you could just feel his affection for him. While Sonny constantly insulted Spinelli, Jason defended him. So, underneath that steely exterior many moments of emotion came through.

      With that said, I think Miller is playing it with even MORE emotion because of his near-death experience, kidnapping and latest car accident. Between his experiences, programming and concussion, his personality shifted again. Not as much as many of us had hoped. He STILL hasn’t been seen to return to the Quartermaine fold, neither with family or in the business, or pursued his original interest in medicine, hasn’t asked about his brother’s death, hasn’t even renewed his close relationship with Michael. In many ways, I think they’ve made Miller’s Jason more remote and uninvolved.

      I’ll be curious to see what Burton’s return means…but he’s certainly not worth losing William DeVry or Michael Easton or any other cuts they may have to make to accomodate his return.

      • rebecca1

        July 7, 2017 at 4:55 am

        Let me add…not worth it to me. I think we all have our favorites and so there’s bound to be different opinions. I guess what it will come down to are ratings…will his return, or other cuts, increase or decrease ratings.

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GH’s Mark Lawson Fuels At-Home Workout With Soap Opera Competition: “Dante, Dante, Dante, Dominic, Dominic, Dominic … But What About Dustin?”

As fans and colleagues of General Hospital and former One Life to Live star, Mark Lawson (Dustin, GH) know, he often posts on his Instagram account at-home workouts from his garage including: exercises with: kettlebells and free weights. In real-life, Lawson is a fitness guru, as well.

In one of his most recent posts over the holiday weekend, Mark used the constant chatter of a potential return of Dominic Zamprogna to GH to reprise his role of Dante Falconeri (which would pit Mark’s school teacher alter-ego Dustin at-odds with Dante, for the love of Lulu (Emme Rylan)) to charge up his workout routine! So what’s a guy to do?  Bicep curls!

Next, fueling his workout in a hilarious send-up, Lawson, as he is curling dumbbells remarks: “You want Dante back? Dante, Dante, Dante … Dominic,Dominic,Dominic … It’s all you talk about.  It’s all you care about, but what about Dustin?  What’s up with Dustin?  Where’s good guy Dustin? School teacher Dustin, who never shot nobody.  Never hurt anybody and all he wanted was a girlfriend.   All everybody talks about is Dante, Dante, Dante. Dominic, Dominic, Dominic.”

You can watch Mark’s IG post below!

Then let us know, if you hope there will be some healthy soap opera competition for the love of Lulu down the line between Dustin and Dante, if Dominic returns to the show.  If he does return, would you be Team Dustin or Team Dante? Share your thoughts via the comment section.


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GH’s Michael Easton Posts “Ask Me Anything” Part Two

Over the coronavirus pandemic General Hospital star Michael Easton (Hamilton Finn) has been answering several fans questions posted to him in a series of posts on his official Facebook page. 

This week, Easton posted part two of his “Ask Me Anything”, and the fan favorite said he he will do his best to get through everyone’s questions and thanked those who made donations to America Health Care Workers and food banks during COVID-19.

In part two; questions ranged from: his connection with his on-screen brother played by Josh Swickard, if he would ever consider a return to Days of our Lives to reprise the role of Tanner Scofield (his first soap role), what is his favorite part of playing Hamilton Finn, and the casting of his on-screen daughter Violet played by Jophielle Love and more.

One question posed to Easton revolved around the just completed Daytime Emmys, when he was asked: “How many times have you submitted yourself for the Emmys? Some actors seem to put a real emphasis on being nominated but you don’t seem to care that much?”

Michael responded: “I’m pacing myself. I’ve maybe submitted three or four times in twenty years. It’s a lovely honor but not something I focus on. Everyday I try to give the best, most truthful performance I can and as I long as I can do that…I live with myself.”

Make sure to “Like” Michael’s official Facebook page, if you have not already to see more of his “Ask Me Anything’s”

So, what are your hopes for Hamilton Finn when Michael returns to taping new episodes of General Hospital in the future?

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WATCH: 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Winners Virtual Interviews

This year’s 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were back on television for the first time since 2011, and back on CBS.  Due to the times we are living in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the usual kudofest, honoring the best in daytime programming, had to move from its originally scheduled live event to a virtual one.

That also means for us at Michael Fairman TV, the usual backstage “Winner’s Walk” interviews conducted immediately following some of your daytime drama favorites big wins also had to altered for this unique year.

So we had our own, if you will, “Virtual Winner’s Walk” albeit without the walk and without the glitz and glamour.  That being said, it all felt much more intimate as we spoke immediately following Friday night’s broadcast with these newly crowned winners:  Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Jason Thompson (Billy Abbott); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s Heather Tom (Katie Logan Spencer); who tied One Life to Live’s Erika Slezak (Ex-Viki) with the most wins by an actress in Daytime Emmy history with 6,  Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’ Bryton James (Devon), and Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series winner, The Young and the Restless’, Eva Larue (Ex-Celeste).  All four of these conversations were emotional, candid, and touching.

Over the weekend, we caught up with Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner, Tamara Braun (Ex-Kim Nero, General Hospital) for another heartfelt chat on her second all-time win in the category, and Outstanding Writing Team in a Drama Series winner, The Bold and the Beautiful’s executive producer and head writer, Brad Bell, who won this award for the fifth time in his career as he shared how much he learned from his late legendary parents and Y&R and B&B co-creators: Lee Phillip Bell, who was part of the In-Memoriam tribute on the telecast, and the late Bill Bell.

Each of these interviewsare also posted on The Michael Fairman Channel on You Tube.  Make sure to “subscribe” to the channel for more celebrity interviews and features.

Now watch the reactions, thoughts and emotions of this year’s major Daytime Drama Emmy winners below!  Then let us know, who you were most excited about being honored with the Emmy, and more via the comment section .

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B&B’s Heather Tom talks with Michael Fairman immediately following her record-tying win in the Lead Actress category during the 47th annual Daytime Emmy Awards.  Heather and Erika now hold the most wins for an actress with 6! Leave A Comment

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