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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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Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

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
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su0000

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
and
screwing over Billy and Rebecca.

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

su0000
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su0000

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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

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
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su0000

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
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Harry

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
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rebecca1

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,… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

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
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Celia

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
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Margie-Rose

Agree

Mo
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Mo

su, Nashville is in Tennessee.

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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
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shelglass

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

Max Daddee
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Max Daddee

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
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Gail

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
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su0000

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
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Harry

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… Read more »

Joelle
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Joelle

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
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rebecca1

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
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Laurie H

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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
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cheernana

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
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Carla E

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… Read more »

Laurie H
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Laurie H

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… Read more »

AJ
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AJ

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,… Read more »

Sal Piscioneri
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Sal Piscioneri

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
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AJ

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
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Celia

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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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
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Shay

@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… Read more »

Celia
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Celia

@Shay. 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;… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“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… Read more »

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Cynthia
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Cynthia

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
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dzzdee

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
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Celia

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… Read more »

Cynthia
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Cynthia

We will have to just agree to disagree

rebecca1
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rebecca1

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.… Read more »

Ww
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Ww

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

Carla E
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Carla E

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… Read more »

mike
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mike

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

Maureen Lynch
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Maureen Lynch

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

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

(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
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Phil

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
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Ww

YES! Exactly!

Julie
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Julie

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

Timmm
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Timmm

No body mumbles better than Billy Miller!

Shay
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Shay

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.

Carole
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Carole

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

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

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

Kimberly Stamness
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Kimberly Stamness

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
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Sal Piscioneri

agree 100 %

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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.

Tomas Torquemada
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Tomas Torquemada

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
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Mary SF

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
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Harry

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
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Veronica

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
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Steve

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
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Ted

OLTL did two Todds and it worked…

Charlene
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Charlene

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.

Remy
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Remy

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

sassysdreams
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sassysdreams

No. Just no no no!!!

Tristan
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Tristan

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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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
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Tomas Torquemada

We need more Qs!

Kathy
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Kathy

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
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Grant Putnam

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
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Shay

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….

Steve
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Steve

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… Read more »

Kevin O.
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Kevin O.

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

dzzdee
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dzzdee

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.

Junie
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Junie

Love Steve as jason!!

Patricio
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Patricio

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

Franny
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Franny

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!

Richard
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Richard

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

Steve
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Steve

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.

Bronte
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Bronte

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

Janice
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Janice

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

PennySoap
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PennySoap

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

Steve
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Steve

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
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Steve

^^ 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.

gh'er
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gh'er

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.

Chrissy
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Chrissy

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

Phil
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Phil

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!

loretta
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loretta

Now I understand why people quit watching programs.

Alan
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Alan

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

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

AJECTIVE
containing nothing; not filled or occupied:

of words or a gesture) lacking meaning or sincerity:

having no value or purpose:

hungry.

VERB
remove all the contents of

that’s GH

Celia
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Celia

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.

JK
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JK

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

mark
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mark

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.

gh'er
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gh'er

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

linda
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linda

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

Shay
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Shay

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)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Timmm
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Timmm

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

Celia
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Celia

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!

JasonLovesGH
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JasonLovesGH

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! 🙂

Sam
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Sam

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… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

“…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 and 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… Read more »

Damien
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Damien

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
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Soaphound

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
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Celia

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.

Yvonne
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Yvonne

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.
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Kevin O.

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

Soaphound
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Soaphound

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

Patrick
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Patrick

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… Read more »

Lisa
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Lisa

Snoozefest. One Jason is boring enough…

Scott5
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Scott5

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.

Lucky
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Lucky

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

aria
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aria

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..

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

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!!!

Linda
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Linda

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.

Rose
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Rose

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… Read more »

Barbara e t
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Barbara e t

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

Lin Herz
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Lin Herz

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
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Soaphound

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

Barbara from Atlanta
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Barbara from Atlanta

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.

Darnell
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Darnell

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.

Elise Kiefer
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Elise Kiefer

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
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Timmm

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

Deelo
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Deelo

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.

heidi
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heidi

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

Miriam Fitzgerald
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Miriam Fitzgerald

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.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: What’s Up With Elizabeth?

Friday’s episode of General Hospital, finally moved the story of the haunting of Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) along a bit, after it has been a very slow build for the audience. As it turns out, and with the new developments, it appears that Liz has been going in and out of a catatonic state, while sleeping walking.

With a tip from Violet (Jophielle Love), Finn (Michael Easton), who is chatting with Gregory (Gregory Harrison), recalls Liz was having trouble sleeping and was that she given a sleeping aid. He thinks he may be on to something so he decides to go to Liz’s house to talk to her.

Meanwhile, Liz comes to her house and tears Finn and Violet out of the picture that Violet drew, and then gets a scissors and starts cutting pieces off of the drawing, bit by bit.

Cameron (William Lipton) comes home and see his mother.  She does not respond to him and appears in a trance-like state. He is getting more upset by the moment, and then Finn arrives on the scene.

Finn is able to get the scissors from Liz, and also get her to snap out of her trance.  Liz talks with Finn and wonders what is happening? She doesn’t even remember how she got home.  When Cameron fills Liz in on what she was doing … cutting up the drawing and all … Finn tells Liz he believes she is the one who is haunting herself.

In tears, if what Finn is claiming is true, then it is she who is responsible for slashing her dress, setting fire to Franco’s studio, and hitting Chase over the head.  In that moment, a teary-eyed Liz recognizes that something is terribly wrong, saying, “What’s happening to me?”

Finn promises Liz they will get to the bottom of this as Cameron looks on.

So, what is happening to Liz and why? Is this just a case of another sleeping pill storyline on soaps, where someone does not recall their actions or where they are going in the middle of the night a la Nighttime Hope on DAYS? Is someone controlling Liz to make her do these things?  Is something else physically wrong with Liz causing her behavior? Share your thoughts on this storyline … and where you think this is all heading via the comment section below.

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GH Alum Sydney Mikayla Talks On Her Daytime Emmy Nomination, Decision To Exit & Her Former Co-Stars

It’s been quite the banner year for Sydney Mikayla (Ex-Trina Robinson, GH) thus far, and she topped it off with her second Daytime Emmy nomination, when a few weeks ago she landed in the Younger Performer in a Drama Series category.  That means, Mikayla will be vying for the gold statuette, but also against some of her dear friends and former co-stars from General Hospital.

Back in March, Mikayla revealed she was leaving the ABC daytime drama series to focus on college full-time where she is a freshman at UCLA. With Sydney’s departure came recasting the role of Trina and the part went in to the capable hands of Tabyana Ali, who is currently appearing on the soap and carrying on the Trina Robinson torch.

As the 49th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are just around the corner (they air live next month on June 24th on CBS), Michael Fairman TV caught up with the very busy Mikayla, to get her take on all things Emmy including: the scenes she chose for her nominated reel, working alongside with Nicholas Alexander Chavez and creating what would become the popular “Sprina”, the factors that led to her departure and more. Here’s what Sydney shared below.

 

Your former co-stars and fellow ‘Younger Actor’ nominees, William Lipton (Cameron) and Nicholas Alexander Chavez (Spencer) appeared on my Daytime Emmy Nominations livestream special, and both share how thrilled they were that that you got nominated.  I know you’re friends with them, but they just could not have spoken more highly of you.

SYDNEY:  That’s so sweet!  I’ve loved working with them for so long.  It just feels so great to know that they said that.

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What was on your Emmy reel submission that landed you the nomination?

SYDNEY:  I was a little bit nervous this year, more than last year, because last year was the first time that I ever had a storyline.  So, for this year, I was definitely like, “I’m not really sure how this is going to go,” because there’s just so many new elements that were happening with everything that was going on, for example: Trina getting a more acclimated relationship with her mom, and then we had Cyrus (Jeff Kober) come in for a little bit.  I chose the best moments that really showcased my acting, even though it wasn’t a cohesive storyline from start to finish on my reel.  I’m really glad it worked!  I was a little more on pins and needles for this one, and ultimately, it turned out great.

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Was Nicholas Alexander Chavez in any of the scenes you submitted?

SYDNEY:  He was! I got to show that soft side of Trina, which I really didn’t think we got to see, especially in my first Emmy reel, and her being vulnerable.  We never see Trina really make a mistake, so that was really fun.  Not that her relationship was a mistake, but more that we never get to see her slip up or say the wrong thing, or just put herself out there, and put her heart on the line. I enjoyed being able to play that and then being able to put it in my reel.  Nicholas just made it so easy … what an amazing co-star.  He just made me feel so comfortable.  It was just really fun to do and to include.  I also had scenes with the teen scene …there’s five of us! Of course, I had to include Trina’s standoff with Esme (Avery Pohl).  I think, it was actually the last clip I put in on my reel.

Which was a great scene!

SYDNEY:  Yes, and Avery is so sweet, but she plays evil so well.  So, that was also so incredible to do, just that standoff of: ‘Who’s going to win!?  Trina?  Esme?  What’s going to happen?  What’s going to go down?’  No one knew, so that was really fun, too.

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Did you include scenes between you and Eden McCoy (Joss) as bff’s Trina and Joss on your Emmy reel?

SYDNEY:  Oh, of course, of course! It was some of those heartfelt bestie moments of her just kind of consoling me, and making sure everything was okay between Trina and Esme. I like those heartfelt moments that Trina had with one of her closest friends on the show, and a great friend in real life, as well.

When you found out you were nominated, who was the first person you called … or was your phone blowing up and you were receiving lots of congrats?

SYDNEY:  This year, with being on a college campus and being in person for the first time, it’s really easy to get sick.  So, I was not feeling too great. I was sleeping in my dorm when the nominations came out.  I still keep in contact with my makeup artist from the show, Ali, and she’s so sweet.  We were texting, and she was like, “By the way, congrats”, and kind of kept texting me, and I’m like, “Congrats for what?” I looked, and I was like, “Oh my gosh!  I got nominated!”  So that was pretty funny, and I screamed through my whole dorm!  I posted a video on Instagram because I wanted to keep everyone in the loop, and I really do feel so grateful.  I feel all of the support from my friends, and family, and the fans of the show. I always try to make a video every year to try to just be grateful, or say ‘thank you’ because I really want to key everyone into this journey.  It was a little bit of a shock, but definitely in the midst of not feeling too well, it was the highlight of my day, for sure!  Now, I am feeling that heat of finals at school, but I am so excited. The Emmy definitely breaks up the stress a little bit, so I’m very grateful.

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Was there somebody you called to let them know you were nominated, though?

SYDNEY:  I actually called Nicholas and William, first, to say congratulations.  William had called me before I had woken up, and then I called him back, and then of course, I called my mom and dad.  It was also a surprise to them.  I think it was just because I had been so laser-focused on school that looking at the Emmy nominations really wasn’t the priority this year.

Could you believe how popular ‘Sprina’ became so quickly?  They weren’t even a bonafide duo yet!

SYDNEY:  I could not!  I was really shocked, but I was excited to see how much the fans loved it, and how much the fans kind of lived through it. That in turn, gave us more of that ammo to really build that story and build that tension, and to always kind of play those moments in between.  Nicholas did a really great job of that, and of challenging me to always have that subtext, under the lines.  I was really shocked to see how quickly the popularity of Sprina blew up, but I’m grateful that the fans loved it for as long as they.  I hope that they continue to love it with Tabyana Ali playing the part.  She is such an incredible actress and powerhouse.

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You were so popular in the role of Trina, and now Tabyana is bringing her take on the role.  Do you check in on GH? 

SYDNEY:  Don’t cancel me, but no! (Laughs) I don’t have time to watch TV!  I’m very serious.  I’ve just had so much going on here.  I’m also part of clubs, and leadership is also something that’s very important to me.  I love planning things, and when you’re planning things, that also takes up your time.  So, doing that along with school and just trying to keep my GPA up, I just don’t have the time to check in on it.  I think that was kind of part of it for me too.  On a spiritual level, I always believe that you can’t receive other things in your life, great things, acting or otherwise, until you are able to let things go, and so for me, I knew when I was leaving, I really would have to leave mentally and physically. As much as I love General Hospital (and I really cannot wait to see everyone in person, I really can’t wait to have that big reunion!), I really don’t feel like any part of me is still clinging on to General Hospital. I’m so grateful that the audience has also received Tabyana so well, because that’s exactly what I’ve always wanted.  So, I’m really happy for her, and I’m really happy for both of us.  I think we are both in a great place.

Was making the decision to leave GH a difficult one for you?

SYDNEY:  Honestly, no.  I always kind of knew in the back of my mind that it would have to come at some point because as much as I love General Hospital, I’d really been working for college for all of my life.  I wish someone had told me that colleges really don’t look at anything past high school because I was working really hard in elementary and middle school too!  But that’s my point, I’ve always had this dream of, “I’m going to go to college.  I’m going to get that second education.  I’m going to do really well.  I need to get my degree, and possibly even get my doctorate.”  We’ll see if I even want to go that far, but I know for sure that going to college and getting that bachelor’s was really important for me.  So, I knew that took precedence over anything else in my life.

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What are you studying?

SYDNEY:  Right now, I’m studying sociology.  That might change.  Honestly, as a freshman it’s just been really general classes, still kind of general science, general math.  We’ll see as time goes on if I still want to stick with sociology. So, that’s also been really fun, and just meeting people, and experiencing the college life.

You’re in a gender-neutral acting category at the Daytime Emmys …   Outstanding Younger Performer. How do you feel about that because you’re actually competing against your former castmates, Nicholas and William, in the same category?

SYDNEY:  Coming to college, you meet a lot of people who are non-binary. I’ve always wondered how that would work when we are going to have more actors who identify as non-binary as our generation starts to get older and as we start getting cast in these movies. I actually think we are kind of moving towards the future and in the future, it will all be smooshed together for all of the categories.  We are going to eventually do away with the Best Actor and Actress because a lot of people don’t identify as either.  I think either way, whoever wins is going to win.  I’m just really glad to be nominated, and it works for me!

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If a role came up in a movie or project that interested you, would you do it, or are you just only concentrating on your studies?

SYDNEY:  We’ll see kind of where life takes me.  It would definitely depend on so many things, of course, but if an opportunity were to present itself, it would definitely just be by a case-by-case basis.  Of course, I’m definitely open to doing things in summer too. During the school year, like I mentioned, it’s really important for me to get this degree.

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Is there any favorite moment you had from your time on General Hospital as Trina that you wish you could have included in your Emmy reel, but didn’t?

SYDNEY:  There were so many good moments!  If I could include any moment, I would include one of the blood scenes.  I had never worked with fake blood, and it was sticky, but ultimately a good experience.  I was acting, but there wasn’t much of me talking.  It was more everyone being concerned for me, like, “Why is she covered in blood?  What’s going on?”  So, I don’t think I included that as much, but if they just wanted me to include amazing makeup, then I could have put it in there!  So, it’ll always be in my heart.  It’ll always be in my personal reel, and I hope that counts for something!

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I’m assuming you like picking out a dress, and then walking the red carpet?

SYDNEY:  I do!  It’s actually funny because I don’t usually enjoy hair and makeup on a day-to-day basis, but I do think I enjoy the creativity of doing my own look for the Emmys.  I get to be somewhat a little different, like a super awesome version of myself.  I wonder, for celebrities who have to go to red carpets every week if they really like it, but for me to do it a few times a year, I really love it.  I love choosing the aesthetic that I’m going for.  This year, I’m definitely trying to do something classy and stylish.  I’m super excited for you guys to see because I’m beaming even as I talk about it now!

The Daytime Emmys are back to being in-person, after two years of being virtual.  Didn’t you have to tape an acceptance speech last year when you were nominated, in case your name was called?

SYDNEY:  Yes!  It was so funny, one of our producers, Nneka Garland, called me, and she was like, “Oh, it’s going to be in person,” and it just like, snapped for me: “Oh, this is going to be live!” I’m looking forward to that this year.  I’m looking forward to seeing everyone, giving everyone real, in-person hugs!  I can’t wait!

So, are you rooting for Sydney to take home the gold in the Outstanding Younger Performer category at this year’s Daytime Emmys? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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GH’s Michael E. Knight Chats On: Taking on the Role of Martin Grey, Friendship with James Patrick Stuart, and All My Children’s Tad

Last Thursday night during a livestream interview, General Hospital’s Michael E. Knight chatted with Michael Fairman on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel about returning to daytime in the role of legal eagle Martin Grey, and mixing it up with some of the most famous notables and actors that currently and historically have graced the screens on the ABC daytime drama series.

In case you missed it, the replay of the conversation with three-time Daytime Emmy winner is now available.  During the chat, Knight reveals what is has been like to play the on-screen half-brother of Genie Francis (Laura), if he enjoys the courtroom scenes in which Martin had to defend some of the most notorious in town including Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), and more.

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Fans of GH are also enjoying the romantic pairing of Lucy Coe and Martin, pairing Knight with another soap vet, Lynn Herring.  Michael shares that it’s nice to see, and appreciates, the writers creating a fun relationship for a couple that is middle-aged instead of always seeing the younger sets escapades all of the time on daytime TV.

All My Children fans, of course, recall Michael’s memorable performances through the years as Tad Martin, where he became synonymous with Pine Valley.  After AMC came to its conclusion in 2011 on ABC and 2013 with Prospect Park, Knight finally returned to soaps in 2015 in the recurring role of Dr. Simon Neville on The Young and the Restless before joining the cast of GH in 2019.

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During the interview, Michael shares behind the scenes stories of working with his on-screen parents, Mary Fickett (Ruth) and Ray MacDonnell (Joe), his enduring on-screen love story with Dixie (Cady McClain), and the heyday of AMC in story, with his on-screen sister, Jenny played by Kim Delaney. When Michael came to GH, viewers recall he actually got to share an inside moment with Kim and the fans, when Martin met Jackie Templeton, then played by Delaney.

During the livestream, Michael recalled several of Tad’s wives, and when one fan asked if Cady McClain might come to GH as Dixie, and that maybe she could be a woman from Martin’s past, Knight shared that it could be interesting.

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In a surprise appearance later in the livestream, James Patrick Stuart (Valentin, GH), who has an enduring friendship with Michael, and happened to be at Knight’s house, shared some memories of his time as Will Cortlandt on All My Children. Now decades later, things have come full-circle for the good friends as they share screen-time on General Hospital as Valentin and Martin.

Stuart is a Daytime Emmy nominee this year for the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category at the upcoming 49th annual Daytime Emmy Awards, and we took a moment to congratulate him on being acknowledged by his peers for the second year in a row.  Currently, James is pulling double duty shooting his Disney+ show, Villains of Valley View, while also taping GH.

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Watch the replay of the livestream with Michael E. Knight below.

Then let us know, are you enjoying Martin and Lucy together? What do you think of the idea of Cady McClain coming to GH? Do you want to see more Valentin and Martin scenes? And, what are your favorite memories of Michael’s time as Tad on All My Children? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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