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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
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
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
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)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Lin Herz
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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
Margie-Rose

Agree

Mo
Mo

su, Nashville is in Tennessee.

Soaphound
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
shelglass

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

Max Daddee
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Laurie H

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

Timmm
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
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
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 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
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 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!

AJ
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, 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
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
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
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)
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
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 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
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; 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
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 Corinthii as their personal concierge of criminality. However, I certainly hope I’m wrong about that last suggestion!

Patrick
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
Cynthia

We will have to just agree to disagree

rebecca1
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. 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
Ww

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

Soaphound
Soaphound

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

Carla E
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 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.

mike
mike

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

Maureen Lynch
Maureen Lynch

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

Tomas Torquemada
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
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
Ww

YES! Exactly!

Julie
Julie

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

Timmm
Timmm

No body mumbles better than Billy Miller!

Shay
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
Carole

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

nancy dillingham
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
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
Sal Piscioneri

agree 100 %

Soaphound
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ted

OLTL did two Todds and it worked…

Charlene
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
Remy

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

sassysdreams
sassysdreams

No. Just no no no!!!

Tristan
Tristan

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

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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
Tomas Torquemada

We need more Qs!

Kathy
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
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
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
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 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.
Kevin O.

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

dzzdee
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
Junie

Love Steve as jason!!

Patricio
Patricio

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

Franny
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
Richard

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

Steve
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
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
Janice

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

PennySoap
PennySoap

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

Steve
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
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
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
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
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
loretta

Now I understand why people quit watching programs.

Alan
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 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
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
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
JK

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

mark
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
gh'er

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

linda
linda

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

Shay
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)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

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

Timmm
Timmm

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

Celia
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
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
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 Rebecca Budig go – a decision definitely worth revisiting.

Patrick
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 , 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

Damien
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
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
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
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.
Kevin O.

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

Soaphound
Soaphound

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

Patrick
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 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

Lisa
Lisa

Snoozefest. One Jason is boring enough…

Scott5
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
Lucky

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

aria
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
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
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
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 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

Barbara e t
Barbara e t

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

Lin Herz
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
Soaphound

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

Barbara from Atlanta
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
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
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
Timmm

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

Deelo
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
heidi

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

Miriam Fitzgerald
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.

General Hospital

GH’s James Patrick Stuart Talks on Valentin’s Downfall and Potential Rise to Power

After all his bravado, machinations and lies to keep the woman he loves, and believing he was the rightful heir to the Cassadine fortune, suddenly it all came crashing down for Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart) on recent episodes of General Hospital.

Payback can be a bitch, but for Valentin; who’s past has been fraught with numerous physical and emotional tribulations since his childhood, he now finds himself at the lowest point in his life; losing Nina (Cynthia Watros) who’s now taken up with Jax (Ingo Rademacher), realizing he is the biological son of the evil Helena Cassadine (Constance Towers), and not Mikkos, and having all his best laid plans and misdeeds backfire.  (Remember, he shot and “killed” Nikolas, and set up the ruse that led Sasha to pretend she was Nina’s bio-daughter.)  Now, enter Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier), who could very well hold the ticket, to Valentin’s rise to wealth and power all over again.

Michael Fairman TV chatted with James Patrick Stuart to get the lowdown on: those heavy and emotional scenes opposite Constance Towers, working with Cynthia Watros as his newest Nina, if Valentin might really kill Jax the next time he thinks about it, and what about a potential relationship between Anna (Finola Hughes) and Valentin?

Not many can play bad as good as James in this industry.  He does it so effortlessly and still brings out the humanity in the guy that has t-r-o-u-b-l-e written all over him.  Here’s what James had to share about all of Valentin’s recent dramatic moments, a tease of what’s to come, and much more.

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Valentin’s world has imploded at the moment.  When did you initially find out that he was going to turn out to not be a true Cassadine heir?

JAMES:  Well, there were some clues dropped by Frank Valentini (executive producer, GH) back when we did the gallery auction where Helena’s portrait went up in flames.  Frank looked at me and goes, “Hey, Jack Nicholson it up.  Have some fun!  You’re not going to be feeling pretty good for a while.”  (Laughs)  I’m like, “Oh … what are the plans?”  He pulled me aside and goes, “Yeah, you’re going to lose Nina, but you’re going to try to take over ELQ.  That’s when I started to go, “Wait a minute!  That sounds to me like Valentin’s losing his money.”  (Laughs)  With the character of Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) coming back; it’s pretty great.  I think the writing was on the wall there.  I put it out on twitter the other day.  I said, “Look what they’ve done to my boy.”  Somebody chimed in, “They gave him a storyline!” (Laughs)

Who doesn’t love to see you, James Patrick Stuart, play tortured soul?  They audience loves to see you get the opportunity to go to those depths in your performances.

JAMES:  It’s been really interesting for me.  I’ve had a lifetime of playing bad guys because the line was always shorter. (Laughs)  Everybody wants to be Tom Cruise, but the Alan Rickman’s of it all, to me, were what was so interesting.  Early on, you play one dimensional kind of twisting of the mustache, tying a woman to the train tracks.  After a while, you start to watch the truly great actors.  They start to take you on a ride.  If you’re paying attention, you start to feel what it would be like to be that damaged, and that’s why you do it.  Then you start to see the vulnerability. To me, I thought, “This is a great time in my life because I’m ready to do that.” A lot of people say, “I don’t understand.  I feel like that makes no sense. because why would I root for a person who behaves like this?” and that to me, I feel is the greatest compliment of all.

So much happened recently to Valentin in one fell swoop; he overhears Nina telling Ava (Maura West) she kissed Jax, then he envisions shooting Jax and then he is drinking himself into oblivion and he gets a “visit” from Helena!  But … the scenes between Valentin and Helena really summed up the bitter truth for him, wouldn’t you say?

JAMES:  Yes.  In the “Helena” scenes, it all basically is revealed.  It all comes down in a moment where he “sees” her.  I think he realizes with the DNA test; he’s not the person he thought he was, but he certainly had no idea that he had her blood in his veins.  The truly tragic moment of the evening is when it dawns on him that he has a daughter with Helena’s blood in her veins.  Now, he would kill her a thousand times over in that moment.  He can’t do it.  He’s fighting phantoms.  That’s the bottom below the bottom, and things got worse than he ever thought they would get.

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Does Valentin have any idea then, who his biological father could be?

JAMES:  I don’t think so.  I don’t believe so.  I know I don’t.  I think once he realizes that Helena is in fact the mother, I think he’d rather just go into oblivion.  I think at that point, he’s out of answers.  Enter Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) …which is wonderful because I think the world of Nancy, and she saves the day.   Alexis basically talks him out of hurting himself, telling him to count his blessings that he is not a Cassadine, etc, which was a really sweet moment.

I assume, when you have this kind of material to play, it must be exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time?

JAMES:  I think that’s exactly right.  As an actor, I think you want to do this stuff.  Maura West and I compare notes all the time.  I think it can be kind of emotionally draining.  You do feel it, and I felt it when I had spent a lot of time with Nina and Valentin, and when the actresses changed, and we brought Cynthia Watros in.  I worked twice as hard to make sure that Cynthia’s landing was as easy as possible, and I really grew attached to the Nina and Valentin connection.  So, when Jax steps in, Cynthia’s love life means nothing to me, I don’t care about that, but Nina’s love life means a lot to me!  And it bums me out, and I don’t know that I’ll actually be watching any future love scenes between them as much as I love them both!  I have a deep attachment to the Valentin connection to Nina.  So, the lines get burred because we just play these characters so long.

Photo: JPI

What was it like sharing those tough scenes with Constance? No one can play icy, evil villainess like her … and yet in real life, she is such a gracious and kind-hearted woman.

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JAMES:  In real life, Constance is such a sweetheart, and she’s so grateful to be there.  She was so ready to work, and rehearse, and play, and find the stuff, and she was great.  I’d been in scenes with her before.  Last time, we didn’t really talk to each other.  I was with the hump.  I was being Valentin pre-surgery.  It was some sort of moment in a graveyard, but this time we actually got to interact with each other.

You look at Valentin, and he’s not had the greatest life.  Do you bring his entire back-story into your performance; such as when he was deformed with the hump and how he had to literally reconstruct his life both in the physical and in emotional ways for many years?

JAMES:  Absolutely.  It’s the brokenness that he’s making choices from.  He was never truly and authentic person to begin with which is why his love fell apart.  He’s always been faking.  He’s always been putting on a show.  That’s not sustainable in matters of the heart.  It was unbelievably easy for Jax to swoop in, because it was inevitable that things were going to fall apart.  Of course, that anger and that brokenness were what lead him to want to kill Jax.  There’s no question.  He was prepared to do that.  If you look in the eyes in the fantasy sequence in the shooting, he just wanted to watch him die.  He wanted to watch the light go out in Jax’s eyes.  He was so furious … and even more tragic is … that was all he could think of, and somehow, he realized in that moment that wouldn’t work, because he’d lose his daughter.

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Anna and Finn (Michael Easton) just kind of busted up.  Do you think Anna and Valentin will hookup? There is a connection and a history between the two of them whenever they seem to be in proximity of one another.

JAMES:  Personally, I’m waiting for that.  I hope so!  There is a finesse and elegance to that woman, and not only that, there is an effortless to the connection between Valentin and Anna, if one can say that about one’s own coupling.  I love to look at it!  I think we go together like a wink and a smile.  I just find that chemistry really great.  I think that’s mostly Finola, though.  She can probably have chemistry with most anything.

Valentin was going to leave Port Charles with Charlotte (Scarlett Fernandez), after Nikolas revealed all and the fallout began.  Interestingly enough, it was Anna who came to Valentin’s side and tried to talk him down from fleeing with his daughter and showed such compassion for him!

JAMES:  Wasn’t that great?  She was the one who got him.  She was the one who was able to calm the beast.  There was no one else he would have listened to.  In the moment in the police station, after Charlotte had been kidnapped, and there is that moment where Anna has that bruise, I thought it was such a tender moment.  I just said, “If I kiss my finger and touch your wound?” and she’s like, “Do it.”  It was just this moment where we had been bitter rivals and enemies for so long, but he just adores her so much it’s undeniable that he sees her wounded and wants to make it better.  It’s floating out there waiting to be done.  I know that everybody knows it.  It’s just a matter of what the right away to go about in the writing would be.

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So, you’ve worked opposite two acting dynamos in the role of Nina – Michelle Stafford and now, Cynthia Watros.  Was the transition difficult for you when Cynthia came to GH?

JAMES:  It wasn’t.  It was scary because Michelle Stafford wasn’t just one in a million, I mean, she is one of a kind.  The last thing in the world that I would ever want to consider doing myself was recast that actress.  So, my deal was (and I’ve said this to Cynthia) I said, “I have no control over this.  All I can do is make the landing as easy as possible for Cynthia.”  We did a lot of photoshoots together, and I had flowers waiting for her, and I did everything possible to make sure that she knew that she had a friend and that she had somebody that was going to make it as easy as possible.  It was rough because a lot of the trolls on social media were just awful to her… just brutal, and she goes, “I have thick skin.  I can take it,” and then a week later, she goes, “I’ve closed all my social media accounts!”  (Laughs)  It’s been fun to watch those guys turn around and go, “You have a really special person.”  That wedding stuff was just incredible!  She came so prepared and she knocked it out of the park.  Cynthia has been wonderful.  I love them both.  I love her the reddest, and I love Michelle the bluest, and together I love them the purplest.  (Laughs)

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It’s interesting that all the women in his life such as Anna and Nina, all have a soft-spot for Valentin; even though they don’t necessarily want to be with him.  These ladies are just drawn to this dysfunctional guy.

JAMES:  Don’t you think?  Is it that you want to help him, you want to fix him, you see the potential, you want to help him despite himself?  I think that’s what it is.

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Do you think Valentin’s still going to try to win Nina back, or is that done? 

JAMES:  I don’t know.  I do know that the Valentin I know will never shake Nina, and when he loves, he loves forever.  He can be simultaneously in love with Anna whenever she’s near.  I don’t believe he ever truly got over Nina hearing his story and his brokenness and still loving him twice as hard.  Years ago, there was a moment where he said to her the stuff that he’s never said, and Michelle beautifully kissed my tears away and said, “You’re beautiful” to me.   I think in that moment his fate was sealed.  I think he knew that this was his woman forever.  So, I just don’t think that that goes away.  I think he will always carry a torch for Nina, for sure.

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Do you see Valentin becoming darker and darker now that he had found out he is Helena’s offspring?

JAMES:  Well, yes and no.  I remember watching these scenes and we’ve done a lot of this stuff, and you know how easy it is to sort of go, “Let’s go dark, let’s go dark, let’s go more dark,” and after a while, I go, “You know, maybe he does learn something.  Maybe there’s hope for this guy after all.”  Of course, more bad stuff will happen to him, and he will do more bad stuff, because that’s just who he is.  A leopard can’t change his spots, and those are his survival instincts, but there are some new colors, and it’s all a direct result of all of just these horrible things that have happened to him… mostly learning that he is part Helena and he can’t undo that.

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We saw that Nelle (Chloe Lanier) called and then goes to see Valentin, because she wants to sell her shares of ELQ.  So, obviously he has the potential to become really rich here which is what would give him his power back.  How do you think that will go over with the rest of the Quartermaines? (Laughs)

JAMES:  (Laughs) A lot of the Quartermaine actors have been asking me that in the hallways of General Hospital!  Isn’t that interesting how he’ll just sort of switch families? (Laughs)

Of all the people, just as Valentin’s life is in the gutter and he is at his lowest, who should show up with a sort of lifeline, Nelle! How will he go about attempting to gain control of ELQ?

JAMES:  Valentin knows he has to get the majority shares to gain a control of the company, and he has to do it fast before people see that he’s doing it.  So, that’s where Michael E. Knight (Martin Gray) has been.  He’s gallivanting the states rapidly accumulating shares.  (Laughs)

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It’s been so fun seeing you and Michael Knight on-screen and on a daytime soap together again, as so many remember you as Tad Martin and Will Cortlandt on All My Children.  How has it been getting the chance to work with Michael?

JAMES:  My God, are you kidding me?  He taught me!  He’s the guy who taught me.  I didn’t know how to do this.  Nobody instinctively knows… this is a very unique art form.  It’s more Jazz than anything else, and he showed me how to do it!  Walt Willey (Ex-Jack, AMC) showed me how to do my hair, and Michael Knight taught me how to break down a script!  And, what’s so funny is he is still doing it.  In a scene on GH, when he threw in that line, “From now on, you pay in advance,” I just about fell on the floor!  I thought, “There he is!  That’s the Michael I’ve always known and loved.”

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Who would have thought that you guys would get to share scenes like that again on soaps?  You just never know in this life who may be wind up back in your orbit.

JAMES:  It’s incredible.  That’s what we say all of the time… “Who would have thought?”  You could never plan something like this and that we’d still be doing it at this point.

Now with Lulu (Emme Rylan) learning that Valentin is not a Cassadine, and Nina apparently moving on to a relationship with Jax, what do you think it will mean for their relationship in raising their daughter, Charlotte?

JAMES:  I think in the short-term, Valentin’s shelved any ideas of getting her out of Charlotte’s life.  He’s sort of putting out the fires in his own personal life.  Charlotte needs a mother in her life, and he’s quite willing to share custody as they always have been.  She seems to be looking at this as an opportunity to paint him as an unfit father, and she wants full-time custody.  So, we’re back to that again.  It looks to me like Lulu is kicking Valentin while he’s down.

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It was so nice to see you, and some of your GH co-stars such as: Steve Burton (Jason) and Maurice Benard (Sonny) show up for Y&R’s Eric Braeden’s (Victor Newman) 40th anniversary on set celebration at CBS.  It was quite the event; speakers galore, and so many from our industry and beyond in attendance.

JAMES:  It was pretty profound.  Eric has always been kind to me.  I only worked with him on one movie, a western, called The Man Who Came Back, and that was probably 12 years ago.  He has been so complimentary of me in interviews and in his book.  So, if he does that with me, I can only imagine how many dear, dear friendships he has.  So, the fact that everybody showed up like that from the president of CBS Entertainment to local councilmen, and that they were willing to do be there for 2 hours was really proof of how much they love him.  Peter Bergman (Jack, Y&R), who I don’t even think was working that day, came in for it and spoke at the event. There was so much respect shown for Eric and what he has meant to this medium.

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Your album The Apple Tree was so well-received, and everyone always loves seeing you get the opportunity to sing on General Hospital as well.  Will you continue to put out more music in 2020?

JAMES:  Yeah, that’s the plan.  I have another one that I’m working on.  I have a bunch of songs.  I’m in no rush to get it out.  Unfortunately, I lost Glen Roven, who wrote the cello part for Book of Love, passed away right after the Nurses’ Ball where I played Book of Love, which is really heartbreaking, and then, Michael Sherwood, who helped me with a number of songs on the record passed away right after The Apple Tree came out.  So, I’m a little gun-shy.  But, I’m planning on having something out by December for Christmas.

In closing, what would you say the fans should look forward to in the weeks ahead from Valentin?

JAMES: Look forward to that moment where Valentin is so low that there’s nowhere to go but up!  The comeback is going to be one for the books.

So, what do you think of how Valentin’s life hit rock bottom?  Do you think he will ever win Nina back? Do you think he will takeover ELQ? Share your thoughts on James’ recent performances and his thoughts contained in this interview via the comment section below.

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General Hospital Delivers Super-Sized Promo: The Truth About Wiley To Be Revealed

This week, General Hospital is going full-tilt set to deliver the moment that fans of the show have been waiting for since back in September 2018, when on one fateful night  …

(Cliff Notes version here) Brad and Lucas’s adopted child dies, Nelle gives birth in the woods with an assist from Liesl. Brad and Nelle comes face to face on the road; the two switch babies and keep the long-held secret that Brad and Lucas are actually raising Nelle and Michael’s bio-son. Meanwhile, Willow thinks she is Wiley’s birth mother, having no idea, that her baby died with Brad.

Julian has been in on the secret, and when Brad finally revealed to Lucas the truth about Wiley, it caused their car to crash (Remember: Kendra who in the other car, who was trying to kill Alexis) which has left Lucas with only fragmented memories of that night.

Realizing everything is getting too close for comfort for the truth to come out; Brad accepts a job in Portland and is moving with Lucas and Wiley, while Nelle is selling her shares of ELQ to Valentin to get out of dodge too, so she can follow them, we think.

But in one of the best promo’s we have ever seen for a daytime drama series, as you see below; will Lucas remember and reveal the truth to Michael?

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From the cast credits at the end of the promo, to the setting up of the tale, this is one promo not to be missed.  Check it out below.

Now, let us know, how you think the truth will come to light that Michael will find out he is Wiley (AKA Jonah) biological father and that their was a baby switch? Will it be as teased in the promo, or some other way? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Valentin’s World Crumbles; Anna & Finn Put On The Brakes

Yesterday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital featured emotional performances by James Patrick Stuart (Valentin), Finola Hughes (Anna) and Michael Easton (Finn) as it looks like a significant shift may be coming for their characters on the Port Charles canvas, or is it?

Valentin has overheard Nina (Cynthia Watros) telling Ava (Maura West) that she kissed Jax (Ingo Rademacher), which further sends him into a tailspin.  He is still reeling from the fact that the DNA results, that he had run, proved that he is not a Cassadine, as Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) had claimed and revealed.

When Valentin enters Ava’s art gallery, he gets a moment alone with Nina where he tells her he doesn’t know who he is anymore.  Nina tells him he is free now to start over and concentrate on his daughter, Scarlett, but that she will no longer be a part of his life.

You can tell Nina still has feelings for Valentin and cares about him, but is it more? Or, is she now going to move on with Jax? Well, after a pep talk, of sorts, from Ava, looks like she may just go after Jax and see where things may lead with him.

Later, Valentin is drinking and gets his gun and is ready to kill Jax, or so it seems.  He heads out to go confront Jax in his office.  Next, we see Valentin shoot Jax with Josslyn (Eden McCoy) and Dustin (Mark Lawson) looking on.  However, we soon learn that this scenario was all in Valentin’s mind, as we come back to present time and Jax, Dustin, and Josslyn are all talking and wondering what Valentin wants.  He covers and tells Jax he just came to tell him he wasn’t a Cassadine.  Still later, Lulu is filled in about Valentin.

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Meanwhile, Brad (Parry Shen) meets up with Nelle (Chloe Lanier) and tells her that he and Lucas (Ryan Carnes) are moving away from Port Charles.  He admits to her that he told Lucas before the accident, about baby Wiley being Michael and Nelle’s bio-son.  She is pissed.  Nelle realizes he wants to move Lucas and Wiley away to keep from triggering Lucas’ memory of the car crash.  Later, that prompts Nelle to leave Valentin a message that she is ready to sell her ELQ shares to him as she needs to leave town ASAP.

However, when Nelle places her call, Vakentin does not pick up; instead he is on the floor drunk, and opens a box with the Cassadine ring in it, and lo and behold, we see a woman appear, who by all accounts will be Helena (Constance Towers) since we know Towers is making a visit during February sweeps.  Will Valentin be talking to a dead Helena about the lies perpetrated on him … or is something else going on? Stay tuned for today’s episode.

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Elsewhere, Anna is angry that Finn betrayed her with confirming information to Jason (Steve Burton) and his stance on her son Peter’s dirty deeds.. Finn says she’s just so blind to the truth about Peter and he is a dangerous man; after all, Peter kept Jason locked up for years.  Anna says Jason will now retaliate and try to kill Peter.  She is overcome with terror and upset that no one will give Peter the benefit of a doubt.

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It’s clear she wants a second chance at being Peter’s mother and can’t see past that. With that, the duo is at a crossroads. Finn goes to get his daughter, Violet and packs a bag and moves of their place and heads to the Metro Court for the night.  He tells Anna he has to protect his daughter.  Of course, when they get to the Metro Court, they run into Peter (Wes Ramsey) and Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Finn is not happy.   Will Anna and Finn reconcile? Will Peter finally, finally get his comeuppance?

Share your thoughts on what you would like to see happen for Valentin, Nina, Jax, Anna, Finn, and Peter via the comment section below. But first, check out these scenes between Finn and Anna.

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