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GH's Steve Burton Chats On Jason's Complicated Life With Sam, Elizabeth, and Franco!

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For Jason Morgan, there have been many shocking developments in recent months on General Hospital.  The woman he loves Sam, gets raped by Franco!  Then she is pregnant, and has a baby, that Jason can’t deal with because it’s his twin brother, Franco’s!  But fate and Todd and Heather intervene and that baby ends up in the hands of Tea Delgado, and Sam grieves the loss of her child. However, little does Jason know he is the true bio-dad!   As Sam and Jason’s marriage starts to unravel, she turns to John McBain, who Sam has some kind of magnetic pull towards.  Sam kisses him. Jason then kisses his old flame, Elizabeth and we are off to the races in the complicated life of one of the all-time most popular characters on daytime television.

But even more popular than the loveable hit man Jason Morgan, is the Daytime Emmy winning actors who portrays him day in and day out, Steve Burton.  On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Steve at the General Hospital on-set Emmy victory celebration.  We checked in with the soap superstar to get his thoughts on GH’s new regime, JaSam’s perils, the lip-lock with Elizabeth, and Franco, who even though he is not on the canvas still haunts the cast of characters!  After the jump, read what Steve had to share on the myriad of subjects!

Has it been a big adjustment for you having the new GH regime come in under EP Frank Valentini, and seeing the old regime under former EP, Jill Farren Phelps go away?

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STEVE:  Change is always difficult for everybody.  For Frank’s crew coming in, for our crew, and for the crew leaving.  There is always a period of feeling everybody out and if everyone is jellin’ and vibin’.   Some people lose their jobs.  Some people get new jobs. We got though that and it’s good.  It’s great that the show won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.  To win ten Emmys considering where Daytime is, that is amazing!  All around everything has been good.

Do you think head writer, Ron Carlivati gets Jason Morgan?  Have you seen a change in the way Jason is written?  Former GH head scribe, Bob Guza was so integral to so many of Jason’s stories and so much of his history.

STEVE:  Yes.  I think it is difficult when new writers come in who haven’t written for you before.  There is going to be that period of talking to Frank, or talking to Ron, and saying, “Hey we need to try this, and this is where I would kind of go here.”  They have been open to it.  Frank wants to know.  He has said, “You know the history better than we do.  So, let’s talk about it.”   They have been open that way, which is great.   It is what it is, and you move on and do your thing.

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Has it been hard to play this recent beat in the story with Jason kissing Elizabeth, Sam finding solace with John McBain, and the baby-switch drama?  Do you think the powers-that-be really needed to attempt to break up Jason and Sam at this point?

STEVE:  Listen, most writers don’t like couples happy.  So for us, we were like, “Oh we are going to get a week of happiness!” And then, that ended so quickly.  I understand why they did it.  But for me, I would love to not play dead baby, break up, kill myself or someone story.  I would rather have a week or two of happiness.   It’s just a new show now at GH.

How has it been getting to work again with Becky Herbst (Elizabeth)?  There is such passion from all the fan bases right now involving Jason’s gals!

STEVE:  It’s good drama working with Becky.  I love it.  People are going crazy right now because of everything, and that is what they want.   They want people talking.

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What did you think of the Franco reveal, when lo and behold, he turns out to be Jason’s twin?  Did you know about the story was ultimately going to unravel this way?

STEVE:   No, I didn’t know!  That was made up the new regime, I believe.  I had no idea. I was like, “What?”   It was difficult to get the words out of my mouth, “My bro!  You are my twin?”  I think I am ten years older than James Franco!  (Laughs)  That was hard to say.  I guess, I could have a worse twin that James Franco, right? (Laughs)

What can fans look forward to coming up with Jason?

STEVE:  For Jason, Sam, and Elizabeth, it’s just beginning from what I hear!  And I yell, “How can it be just beginning?”  As I punch myself! (Laughs)   We don’t even expect the twists and turns that are coming.  I don’t read my scripts till the night before I shoot.  So when I look at it I go, “Oh! Wow! OK?  How are we going to do this one?”  So there are always surprises for all of us.   I think it’s been good for the fans.  They are engaged.  They care.  That is what you need.   Whether they like it or not, you want them to have an opinion, if they have no opinion, than we suck! (Laughs)

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When you and Kelly Monaco (Sam) saw in the scripts that the baby “died” and there was going to be a baby-switch, what went through your minds initially?

STEVE:  Well, it was more that we both thought, “Just give Jason and Sam their baby and let them relax for awhile and then do something.”  Let them be a family. We have been going so long to get to this point to have it ripped out.  And for me, I did not want to have to play: divorce, dead baby, cheating on me, cheating on you.  It’s drama, but that is what we do!  That is what you got to do if you are on a soap.

So soapers, what do you think about Steve’s comments on the happiness of JaSam, the future of the story between Sam, Elizabeth, and Jason, the baby drama, and the new GH?  Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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Stelly are in sync with JaSam fans we would have liked some Morgan family time and happiness before they ripped them apart to play with hardly no screen time alone! EC/FV need to balance and fix this!

I see both you and Steve left Mcbain off of the discussion. Should we read into that?

I agree with Steve. Jason and Sam deserved more happiness then just a week!

yes give them there baby back. this would be a good time where every one is getting sick. make them back in to each other arm and please help them get there baby. the truth should come out.

I just hope Steve Burton renews his contract. I can’t get my Elizabeth and Jason reunion without Jason! I’m loving what Ron and Frank have given us with Jason and Elizabeth so far. Now if they really want to hit it out of the park and get people talking then they need to bring back Jake!!!

To bring back a dead baby would be senseless. Ron and Frank have been hitting it out the park over the past several months. We’re moving forward.

Not senseless…great soapy storytelling. Killing Jake, a character tied to three legacy families, was senseless and cost GH probably close to half a million viewers.

I would love to see Jason and Elizabeth go in search of Jake, get trapped together, have a long overdue fight about Lucky and Sam, make love, and rescue Jake. I agree with Steve…Jason needs more to smile about and nothing made him smile more than Jake!

Guza fixed that with killing off Jake he did not like the character of Liz. That is why as much chemistry as Jason & Liz have Guza made sure that ship sailed. I would prefer RH not be used as a prop for Sam & Jason. I would prefer RH having her own storyline, I had my closure with those characters on the bridge months ago on Jakes birthday.

Love it! Mr. Burton is totally right. Introducing Elizabeth into the story and back into Jason’s world totally has people talking. Shaking things up, getting people invested and talking and watching to see what happens next… isn’t that what we all want when we tune into any show? I know this is THE story I’m watching. I can’t wait to see what happens next and I’m thrilled to hear it’s just the beginning.

I hope Jason and Liz get it going! 🙂
I can not tolerate another scene of Jason and Sam, I can not stand that awful couple.

Jasam BOMBED. Bury those losers before the show is cancelled.

The writers ruined the history of JaSam! The Jason and Sam I have loved all these years would never have broken their vows. I can’t even watch anymore I am sorry to say. My favorite couple are destroyed.

I have to agree…Jason and Sam are so out of character for each of them and together…but her rape by Franco has yet to be dealt with and I think Heather holds the key…I think she is so crazy that Franco could trust her to carry out his plan. At least this is what I am hoping for! I finally like Liz enough to tolerate her…she had moved on and still points Jason to Sam…Please keep things as exciting as they are but move Jason and Sam back to finding their son…and maybe two weeks more of happiness.

i love the show but if Jason and SAM are not together i don’t watch it every day. i have watch this show for over twenty five years and i want to watch it more but if you don’t give Jason and SAM there happens then a lot of people are going to be mad. Liz need some one she can be with not Jason because she does not like his work and SAM is the only one that is all for it.

Love how you can tell that SBu isn’t into the crap they are trying to sell with regards to JaSam, just like the fans aren’t! Here’s to hoping RC realizes it too before it’s too late. I would love to be able to watch GH again…

Many many are happy to see Sam and Jason part..
Their popularity has dwindled..
Thye both need something new, that couple has died a little everyday for the last year.
Kill off Sam and Jason and I will be happy as will as will numerous others 🙂

I so agree with your statement!!! I will be so happy when Jascam is killed off.. Most boring couple in GH history… So sick of watching and hearing about them.. Let them move on.. The most out of character thing on GH was Jason forgiving Sam… that would of never happened, if Guza didnt hate Liz/Liason… He only wanted to write for Scam/Jascam.. And it is so clear that couple wasnt helping GH ratings at all..

There are also many many people that disagree with this comment. I personally would not try and speak for others as you did, but to say many many for one side, there is sure to have many many for the other side. The couple IMO, has only gotten stronger over the years, a lovestory that has been almost 9 yrs in the making, it took its time, its bellievable and worth exploring more. Their story was chnanged up in mid air as Steve said. Making comments like Kill of Sam to make another couple work???? IDK.. THis tells me a lot..

Do us all a favor and don’t try to speak for the rest of us. It’s tacky and annoying. Not to mention totally off base.

*Sits back, relaxes, grabs some popcorn and waits for the jabs from both sides to fly*

SO relieved I never bought into the awful Jason character or any of his pairings so I wouldn’t feel emotionally let down by this enormous tug-of-war-with-no-winner Ron is capitalizing on right now.

Elizabeth deserve better what they writers are do now.they writers said Elizabeth story was come what go on now we watch and wait enough already now buy this let see what happy next on GH.

I am on the side of wanting some change on GH. Sam and Jason had 3, close to 4 years of being together, in a commited relationship, with out relationship problems. So freaking what if they break up now. It’s about dang time! Can’t wait for some good ol soapy drama!

I wont be watching anything Jason/Liz. There is nothing new or interesting about inserting Liz again into JaSam when they are falling apart. Been there, done that.

Nobody is talking about anything – have you seen the ratings?

Word!

The ratings were up…what are you talking about?

The ratings are absolutely not up… Tues was a 1.5 and Thurs was higheset at 1.8, averaging a 1.7……. GH lost viewers in last ratings report while Days GAINED viewers… so it can’t be blamed on the fourth of July… sad that this is happening to GH.. hope RC and FV can/will fix this…. I would start with bringing back RC Cates….. and I would also fix JaSam…..

The ratings are nott up overall. Check again.

yes ratings are up!!! And I hope Liason is back jascam is over done

OH YEA alot are talkin bout it so sorry your wrong there. AMANDA.
alot of talking alot of boards,old board,and new ones and lots of fans!

for mcbain HOTTIE wit sam mc call

i can’t wait for jason to be with liz,ANY 1 he is best with than sam,they were so clearly force,and boring as a slug crawling on the sidewalk. They are boring and most know it.

DEATH TO JASAM!
finally
and i am happy for mcbain and sam= GOLD in soap land

and STEVE BURTON your awesome!

he know jasam are over,and i am loving how he was adaging in a round about way
again on the future of the worst couple in daytime HISTORY JASHAM,JASCAM,
and JASUCK.

he know they are THROUGH.

i love it!

adios!

LOVE JOHN MCBAIN and SAM MC CALL 2012-2013 and beyond!

i like Jason and SAM together but if they are not going to be together i think you should put SAM with john McCain they are really good together.

Jasam need to be reunited ASAP. This Jason Sam and Liz thing has been done write something new !! Give jasam some happiness Rc through the sink at them it’s just overkill

People are talking but are we watching? For me Jason Morgan /jasam overload is one of the reasons I stopped watching the show. I think he’s right when he says they needed to wait “a couple of weeks” before destroying jasam because during that time of soap couple happiness jasam could be backburnered and the fans might be brought back with our fave character front and center. unfortunately (even with the oltl cast) the show is still all about jasam and that has proven to be a ratings killer. I for one tune out when Jason and sam are on my television and clearly I’m not the only one. Gh needs a refresher.

I stopped watching BECAUSE they broke Jason and Sam up. The only refresher I need is for Sam to find out her baby is alive and for Jason to find out he is the Father. Give them some happiness before all this terrible writing. Whatever happens between Jason and Liz is what it is. But not at the expense of a couple that is beloved by thousands of fans.

Jason and Sam. What morons can’t see that Liz isnot WOMAN enuff for Jason. Jason is a bonified man. Elizabeith is a little girl compared opposite of Jason.

Thank you Steve Burton for not trying to cell us that everything is ALL peachers and cream over at gH.

Totally agree with you Carol! I stopped watching because of the same thing.

Agree Jasam needs to end it has been long enough… and you are diffently not the only one,Jascam 24/7 has help put GH in the toliet

How has it proven to be a rating killer. If I remember back in 07 ratings dropped, I could blame that on the Jasam breakup, and Liz and Jason hook up. But I wont, because there are many reasons for ratings. The fact that you feel the ratings are droping because of Jasam tells me you are not seeing the full picture. Maybe people are tuning out because these new writers clearly don’tknow the characters of GH, including Sam and Jason. OR the storylines are being repeated as if they are picking up where OLTL left off. Otr maybe its plain and simple that people are tuning out because GH is no longer the Gh we know and love. To blame the ratings on one couple or character tells me just how narrow minded people can be. I love Jasam, but I don’t really watch anymore because the writers clearly don’t know the characters. Carly is a big example.. Where is the Carly that we all love or love to hate? There are no connections anymore. Jason and Spin, SOnny and Jason, the Q’s, Liz is thrown into the middle once again for more hate. INot to mention Mac? Anna taking over, Dante and Lulu. I thought Dante was the cop of PCPD. ME has taking on that role. Todd is, well Todd.. Heather is ridiculously written and way over the top. There are no connections anymore. So if your going to blame the ratings on one couple, maybe you should look at what couple really is breaking the ratings. I personally feel that over all, as Steve said, its a different soap now.

agreed well said!

Tell it like it is, slapin the face and while Ur at it, tell that to Saop Lover to when U see her/his post. She/he got mad at me because I commented and posted back when someone, “barbara t” said, that OLTL fans deserved a slice of Port Charles. I responded, OLTL fans don’t deserve….. OLTL had its moment in time and GH still has their’s. Soap Lover responded to me saying that I had a sense of entitlement by saying that Onelife DIDNOT deserve to be on GH. But yet, Saop Lover was defending that OneLife DID “deserve” to be on gH. Obviously Soap Lover isn’t an educated person, because its CLEAR that “deserves” means entitled/ entitlement, duh.

Yeah, and those connections relationships I never see anymore, and I’m not watching as daily as I use to and I noticed that myself.

Very well said. How can anyone with common sense say that the ratings are low because of Jason and Sam when we have all of these stories and couples on GH; but it is low because Jason is with Sam. Who watches or does not watch just because Jason Mogran is with Sam McCall? there are many reasons why fans watch or stop watching Soaps, but believe me, if they stop because their fav couples is not together then the writers definately are NOT doing a great job of story telling. No matter how much I would love it, it is NOT the Jason Morgan and Sam Morgan show.

Definitely well said.

They writers notice that everybody is talk about Elizabeth and Jason need to bring back Jake the story never make sense in first place.find out who have him.Hey Steve we don’t notice Steve renews contract.

Great interview!! Absolutely LOVE Steve Burton. Love that he mentions the old and new crew too…. I understand Steve and the cast have adjusted and accepted, but I think part of the difference I feel in GH has to do with the loss of the old crew. Especially RC Cates the background music guy… he was PERFECT for GH and FV really NEEDS to get him back. This is the one thing FV could do to INSTANTLY improve General Hospital right now.

I hope hope hope JaSam will get back together.. they BELONG together. Hope Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini feel the same way.

I agree. Over all the show has lost the look and feel of Gh. Im not exactly sure how RC and FV feel about Jasam, but I do feel they are abusing his couple for a reason. I feel that they are using this popular couple to bring in for acceptence, Michael Easton. I personally don’t feel this characters has any place in GH, other than to create a what if, that FV loved so much. The more I read from fans, the more I reallize the human nature will be to tune out. I love Jasam as well, but I would not blame people tuning out because they will or will not be together, but over all the show has lost what it once was.

its no longer GH, its a soap thats all I know just not the GH i’ve known for years…

Do like those constant mob stories that have been on for years ?? I know I don’t..That’s why I lost interest and now getting back into it…I like GH best years ago with Dr. Hardy, Jessie,Audry,Lucille & the baldwins ..At this time GH was booming……At that time it was heart-warming…They got away from those kind of stories for quite a while now….And this is what made GH such a success…………………..I miss these kind of stories ….They need a blast from the past…This is what made GH popular….

So many people have turned OLGh off no longer invested we were robbed of Jasam story.Lizabeth and John suck we know RC and FV love ME.Havent watched in months nor will IHope GH is cancelled.

They tuned out from Jason and Sam overkill of boring and a month of Sam crying to irritate everyone.
It is best RC moves on without Sam and Jason, too many are turned off by the couple.
It is their time to part.. they can not stay together forever, now is their time to end.

Maybe you don’t like the storyline but to say you want GH canceled is sacrilege. Shame on you. You are sentenced to a life life of Chew Revolution GAA and Katie and the rest of the insipid dreck that ABC wants to foist on us

I never said a about wanting GH canceled, perhaps you should reread and correct yourself..

su0000 so sorry – I meant to reply to the comment above yours – to “Christ”

Not really liking anything about the show now..I have watched GH for well over 30 yrs religiously and have waited 8 years for Jasam to have a family..What a let down..I hardly watch live any longer and don’t bother to DVR..I pretty much rely on the internet to decide if it is worth watching..What I am seeing on GH now is OLTL stories being played out by GH actors..I didnt like OLTL in its final years and I dont like it on GH.There is absolutley no love in the afternoon anylonger..Just godawfull despair and depression..

Agree.

Well I am a huge Jasam fan and I can tell you that its really sad what RC has done to them. Jasam have been hit with all kind of drama for so long, there is nothing to root for Jasam. RC has given all baby moments to mcbain, an actor that most of us do not give a shit and now there is also Elizabeth involved with this whole bull shit story. I don’t recognize Jasam at all. RC can stir up all he wants and have fan base in roar but viewers are just tired and fed up. I want to see love in the afternoon, I want to see anxiety, adventure but no sleaze. Ive stopped watching gh since RC came on and destroyed gh with his oltl peeps that were on a cxx show. Everybody that watches gh could see the hard on RC has for ME. I can go on and on.

I agree with you. I have loved Jasam from the very beginning and even the first breakup didnt bother me all that much because I figured they would get back together as I am pretty sure they are end game this time. I do not think these knew writers know the background of this couple or they wouldnt have them cheating on each other especially since they are married. It makes me sick and when Sam kissed John and Jason kissed Liz, I turned the channel.

I agree with you 100%. I don’t think these new writers know the characters
well at all. They especially don’t seem to know the real JASON AND SAM
characters. Hope they don’t turn GH into OLTL! That would destroy the
show most definitely. GH has always been far better than OLTL. And
OLTO was cancelled. So writers do well for the General Hospital fans!

I have fond memories of watching GH as a child, unfortunately, I’m not enjoying GH any more. I find it very difficult to get through the show. Since FV & RC came, they have broken up every couple, all the characters seem to be saying & doing things that are not true to how we, as fans, know them to be. There is so much angst, cheating, disloyalty, lying, killing, it’s just all too depressing. Why does everyone on GH have to be raped as a jumping off point for a new storyline? I feel bad for the actors because of how much of themselves they have given & put into developing these characters, just to watch them be trashed. They’re doing JaSam baby switch is one thing, but they didn’t have to let a baby die and dragging it out so long is horrible. I guess the last straw for me is breaking up JaSam, having them cheat on each other. JaSam fans don’t recognize the Jason & Sam that we’ve been seeing. I don’t understand why FV & RC would continue to tear GH down, watching ratings drop daily. Jason & Sam cheat “kisses” with John & Liz had some of the lowest ratings ever. My fear is that if this continues, GH will be canceled sooner rather than later. Please fix this mess!

FV and RC are breaking Jasam up because THEY brought in “the lowest ratings ever.” 170, 000 more viewers actually watched McBam kiss than they did Jasam reunion sex in 2009, despite both episodes garnering a 1.7 rating. Except Jasam didn’t have a public holiday as an excuse for their poor ratings. If Jasam was profitable they’d be together. RC and FV are now trying something new. If given the time I think both McBam and Liason could do very well. Sticking with the status quo is boring. What are Jasam going to do, eat Chinese food all day? They’ve been played out! Time to move on.

The John/Sam cheat kiss was on a Friday and had the highest ratings for that week. And that’s saying something considering there was supposed to be a boycott by Jasam fans on that particular Friday and Monday for the “cheat kisses.” The ratings for the Jason/Elizabeth kiss aren’t due out until this Thursday or Friday.

Actually that is COMPLETELY untrue… John and Sam kiss only got a 1.7… thurs show was the highest with a 1.8.

Christi you’re absolutely right;Thursday was the highest rated day. However, Friday, the day of the John/Sam Cheat kiss had the most viewers for the week. 2,488,000 and only garnered a 1.7 compared to Thursday, a 1.8 day which only garnered 2,301,000.

I disagree! I feel they took the crap they were given and have turned GH around.

ITA!!!

Well I do agree that Gh is a better show, but I don’t like the break up of jason and Sam, whom are long overdue for some happiness. I don’t mind OneLifer’s being on board, ‘ here and there ‘, perhaps for short term roles from 3 to 5 months. That gives us time not to get sick of them, and the writers to routate other OneLifer’s visits, and perhaps some from AMC as well. What I don’t like is that some of them have been placed on contract. They could come and go 3 to 5 months, which gives them the chance to be availble for auditions elsewhere, but it would be nice if OneLifer’s visits that they had short stories, drop ‘in” and drop “out “, and keep rotating, No longterm contracts. And where are the invites for the AMC cast. ABC/d playing favoritisim with the soaps. We ALL are waiting for Dr. David Haywood. I started that campaign months………ago!!! Now David Haywood would be an addition to the show/ GH, if there ” EVER ” was an additon. Much more of an asset than that face of Todd Manning. ugh!

sorry but the kisses had much higher ratings, the Jascam wedding and baby had very low ratings… and soap weddings usually are great, but not theres, they barely got a 1.7

Way to make stuff up and try to sell it as truth… The ratings were in the 2.0s for the wedding. They haven’t been that high since. And ratings since RC started writing have been the worst! The whole show sucks!

@ tammy after I read your post I checked the ratings for the wedding it happened Thursday 22 September 2011 and continued throughout the next week. For the week of the wedding the ratings were 1.9, 1.9, 1.8, 2.0 & 2.0 respectively. Please check your facts before you post I can’t tell you the last time GH got 2.0 ratings.

sorry but everywhere I have checked ratings for the wedding were 1.7!!!!!
If my information was incorrect sorry, but thats what I found….

really wow you sound stupid as f**k! the jasam wedding hit a 2 month high in the ratings! the ratings hadnt been that high since jason proposed to sam! and the baby switch reunion brought in a 19 month high in ratings!!!!! claerlly people want jason and sam together!!!!! i know i do! check your facts before you post.

I agree!! Im not sure where people are getting the ratings were higher. They were not exactly higher, and over all, it was not. But IMO, who cares about the ratings for one show. They definately robbed the story from Jason and Sam after all they hav gone through to get to that moment, as Steve B said. Liz and Jason were never a couple really. The love story between Jason and Sam has so much more substance and dialog, and was played out on our screen for 9 years. Like you, i have been watching this show for over 25 years. Its sad what they have done to it. Its sad that the fans, or so called fans are not looking at the full picture bbut rather they will accept all this bad storylines, character assassination, etc, because they feel they will finally get a Liz and Jason. Something that has never worked no matter who they try. They will take a Liz and Jason no matter what the rest of the show is. Sad really. I love Jasam, but overall, I love GH. Well the old GH before the new OLTL writers got a hold of it.

kinda sad that fans will throw ratings out there and have not even check the ratings.which goes to show they are just parroting what they “heard” or hope that others will just accept what they say as the truth. c’mon people.

As a long-time fan of the Elizabeth/Jason pairing, I am thrilled with the new direction! The Liason fanbase literally got 30 seconds of happiness after the engagement so I, for one, am not crying for the Jasam fans! I want soapy goodness and chemistry and Liz/Jason are giving me that in spades!

Bring back Jake and we are really talking!!!!

I have been on the bring back Jake bandwagon too, only because I thought it would be good for ratings.. but someone pointed out to me that they saw his body AND his organs were donated… :/ I had thought it would be fun to have Claudia have him , a gift from Franco lol … I can just Claudia raging after Jake is taken from her and given back to Liz..

totally agree we deserve a real story for Liason…. Jasam has had more than their fare share of time together…. and IMO are boring as hell

i know there is still hope for sam and jason angain jason sam don’t know about what heather did to them jason don’t know his son is life right now them won’t be togther but i know soon them will be back togther because them belong togther.still love each other hope todd tell sam about her baby and jason. sam will found out about everything what todd and heather did to her know that was worry sam kiss john macbain jason kiss liz but liz was tell jason his marring to fight for it im a big fan of jason and sam

We had waited for so long for Jason and Sam to be married and have a child of their own, then finally it happened, and it’s ripped away from them. It’s awful, Steve and Kelly have done an amazing job bringing their best in Jasam. I love when they add comedy to their scenes, and I missed the playful scenes also. What’s hard for me to grasp is that the old Jason and Sam would never do the things they are doing now to each other, but I’m glad to see so much love in their eyes for each other. I’ve never seen Jason this heartbroken before, he loves his wife so deeply and he is totally lost w/o her. It’s great to see the role reverse, but at the same time I want my Jasam back together being happy with their beautiful baby boy.
The writers should give them other s/l, but not cheating on each other, or back to Elizabeth, we’ve been there done that, we want new storylines. Give them the PI business, there should be a lot of storylines there.

Yes lei, I agree with you. There is so much storyline going on in Port Charles right now that the writer’s didn’t have to break up Jason and Sam. I would really like to see these two happy. They have gone through allot, and they wasn’t even happy going on their honeymoon which Sam thought she was rapped or was rapped. The baby switch was bad, but worst is that they have broken up and are falling for other people. Liz, I wish she would just leave the canvas. I have never seen what that actress brings to the table, other than the role she played as the first love of Lucky’s way back when. And still, she wasn’t a character we had to have EVEN at that time. All she is, is a familiar face with history on General Hospital. To me, like a Amy Vinning (Laura’s half sister). But that’s my opinion.

Come on, Leave poor Liz alone they have to find someone for her to love, she is always getting pregnant then hurt by the jerks she gets with. As far as jason and Sam go I do like them together, BUT, If I was Sam I would not take Jason back at least not now, He wanted her to put her baby up for adoption, When he thought that Sam was Raped and he still does know that, he didn’t care about Sams feelings he was bent out of shape because Crazy franco was his twin brother and franco was the father of her child If he loved her that wouldn’t matter, Also When Sam did have the baby Jason set it up that John would get beaten up and that made Sam go out in the woods looking for help because John didn’t show up to drive her to the hospital, Jason knows he is wrong but for her to forgive him for everything he has done to her would be foolish, At least for right now, And no I do not want Sam and John together either.

It’s about time someone shook up this show and its all too predictable characters. I’ve loved what RC and FV have done so far, and a quad with John/Sam/Jason/Liz would certainly get people talking! I like the idea a lot, and have enjoyed everything so far. Happiness for any significant amount of time on a soap is boring.

Not Boring for the fans who Love Jason and Sam Morgan. Inserting Liz back with Jason because she doens’t have Lucky to fall back on is boring to this fan.

You can make a show interesting without lying, cheatting and breaking up couples. If your a good writer anyway. WHile people had problems with Guza, mostly because of Liason, IMO, because thats when it all really started, but at least he knew how to connect the whole gh cast, and not every couple was broken up, kissing others, etc.. he knew how to put a story together without all that and I probably am the only one that would love to see him come back. Him and wolf can make this the GH we knew and loved. I thinks its bull shit when people say, a couple can’t be happy on soap. its ridiculaous. If they were a good writer, they coule make things interesting wiithout all the drama of a couple.

Steve and Becky are stellar together and I ultimately want them to be the endgame but I agree with Steve…I would like for the couples to get a few moments of happiness. We’ve had enough whiplash over the last 10 years with couples getting jerked around. The real drama would be allowing Jason to be HAPPY for a little while. How would he reconcile happiness with his dark world? As a Liason fan…I’m hoping TPTB will make the investment with them but either way. I’m truly tired of all the dying babies and regurgitated, tired storylines. Let’s go with real chemistry between couples, rebuild family & friendships and see where that takes us for awhile.

ITA Becky has grace and beauty I have never figured out why she is not more main stream s/l’s. Her and Steve have a natural chemistry that shows in every scene they do yet have not been given for 4 yrs. Now there is hope! Maybe even Jake can come back.

who said that just because two characters had sex or a child together they are owed a love story. So many soap characters have slept with so many and even had kids and at some point declared love to eachother but that does not mean they are the story or are owed a story just by virtue of that. I think NLG and MB have mad chemistry, they created christina but that does not mean the are owed a love story, heck in real life married couples stray, maybe even have kids out of wedlock but that does not mean they are a love story. And yes Becky has grace and Beauty for all that we see in public but she wasnt hired for grace and beauty, she was hired to do a job. Patrick swayze and Jenifer Grey as we later found out did not get along while shooting dirty dancing but when the camera’s were rolling they delivered, so did dean cain/terry hatcher, sybill/bruce…….., so what if they have natural chemistry, if the story is not there its not there, as an actor you are supposed to act, not come to work to be yourself, maybe she is limited because of her obvious need to sell a story that is not being told than to actually act out what is given to her. The public has acces to the daily transcripts and when you read them and compare them with what was acted on screen, just doesnt mesh……………………

@ sarah well said

@ Sarah. I second that well said !!

I couldn’t agree more..never said “Becky” doesn’t have grace and beauty..but we are talking about Liz Webber here..not Becky. If I wanted a man to be with a women because she has “grace and Beauty” I certainly would not be watching a Soap. Sam has her own “grace and Beauty” and it works very well for her. Fortunately this is not a beauty contest but who Jason loves and has the best chemistry with. Fans will never agree; JaSam have their wants and Jiz fans have their wants for their fav couples. What’s boring to some is exciting to others; what’s played out to some should last forever to others.
What I don’t want to see is contrived bull shit which is exactly what I’m watching. You don’t change your characters to the point of being unrecogonizable and write them OCC just to create your own agenda.

The Jasam show needs to end.

AMEN!

AMEN!

AMEN!!

I think it’s time for Jasam to break up and get new partners! They have been together too long! It’s time to shake it up! That’s what makes it soapy! I love the direction! A couple on for years is boring! I’m watching again and if they want me too keep them broke up! It’s been too long with Jasam ! I think they have had happiness and enough time! Other soaps have ended couples do its about time !

Love Steve! I want to see Jason paired back up with the lovely Elizabeth. They have soooo so much history and they honestly were never given a true fair chance at a story. They were never given a decent shot IMO. They’ve been friends for so long fell in love, had a child. Their story was left unfinished. I want to see them given a another chance!

yes they deserve their chance!!!

I agree with Steve, Sam and Jason should have been allowed some happy times with their son! They need to reunite Sam and Jason soon! They are so amazing and sparkly together and Steve and Kelly have incredible chemistry!

Why should Sam and Jason have happy time with their baby when Liz/Jason didn’t have happy time with Jake? Jake was killed off so Sam could have here baby with jason and he would not have to split time with both of his kids. Sam fans hate the fact that Jake was even in the world. Only Sam is suppose to have Jason’s baby.
And people who talk about Sam is Jason’s true love, i’m sorry that would be Robin.
But it shows you can love another person in different ways. Jason has had many loves in his life so lets not say it’s just Sam.
As for someone saying Liz need to just leave, I would say the same about Sam. Liz has fans on this show also and Sam is not that special to them or me, but she is to you, so we have a right to love our character as you do.
The best thing I have seen on GH was Sam feeling the lost of her baby the way Liz felt when her baby was being watched while he was kidnapped. Sam’s baby is not dead nor should he be, but pay back is a B—–. She knows how Liz felt.
I have also wondered why Sam wants Jason to leave the MOB, when said she could live in this life with Jason. She was trying to throw Sonny under the Bus when she had a baby by him. She tried to tell Liz she and her children couldn’t live the life but she could now she wanted Jason to change be cause she was having a baby. What happened to the gun in one hand and a baby in the other during shoot-outs with Jason and the bad people. She is a hypocrite.

Many characters on GH has children with different characters. Jason splits him time with Carly’s kid really well, he could manage to split his time with Jake and his son with Sam so I don’t think that is why Jake was killed off. Liz and jason didn’t have happy times together because that is what they wanted. They wanted to keep Jake out of Jason’s mob life. So stop hating on Sam!

the interview was one big yawn

What do you expect? It’s with Steve Burton, of course it’s a snooze.

H8 Jason this is Robert hershberger nice leather jacket

I’m really tired of Jasam, and I think a lot of offline viewers are, hence the ratings being in the toilet (even BEFORE McBain and Liz were inserted into their story). They’ve been played out and are boring. Even Steve recognizes this which is why he’s noted that Jasam weren’t allowed to remain happy for too long. It’s because there is no story there or excitement. Jasam cannot bring in viewers without other people being involved in their story. I really hope Sam and McBain are given a real chance, because I’m enjoying them so much. They have amazing chemistry and Kelly Monaco really gets an opportunity to flex her acting muscles around Michael Easton. Steve Burton sounds like he wanted an easy story with no drama. Well that’s not what soaps are about, as he noted. McBain and Liz bring a ton of drama, and I’m lovin’ it! I think it would be a huge mistake for the writers to revert back to tired, stale Jasam.

agree Jasam have never been able to bring in the ratings… and Guza just kept shoving them down our throats…. Liason has alot more chemistry… Jasam are just alike, she has to do everything he does, what is interesting about that

Well I am enjoying the show again for the first time in a long time. I Like Jason and Liz together and never thought Jasam should be back together. I think the writing to put them back together and write for them for the many yrs they have been on has really been hard on GH. I hope they decide to move them on and keep the baby as Franco’s for the good of the show.

how can they keep the baby franco’s when they have already shown more times that its Jason, heck even the interview that is bringing in these comments has already comfirmed that. Now if there is a child whose paternity should be looked into, it is Jake, no one ever saw that result except Liz and she works at the hospital so alot of loopholes ………….

sarah … you are reading my mind!

I never thought Jake was Jason’s and always beleived that’s why he was killed off. I was hoping they would do a dNA on him and that would be confirmed.
Regardless if he is or isn’t I never wanted him Killed off..I don’t belive in killing off kids for a plot point. It made no sense to me and Liz (as much as I can’t stand her) did not deserve to lose her son that way. With that being said, neither does Sam deserve to have this happen with her son. It would not bother me in the least that both these women had their children with them. I honestly beleive that Jason and Liz never should have had a child together but since they did, that child should still be on canvas. Liz and Jason for me are horribly boring, mostly because Liz is a one-note character that smirks her way thru her lines. I find nothing iinteresting about her at all and I feel it would be the death of Jason’s character to be paired up again with Liz. None of Liz’s pairings have worked for me,,,none of them.

I want jasam and their baby together. I want jasam to go searching for him to rekindle their love for one another after they find out he’s alive. Once jason proves to sam he loves the baby then they find out he’s jason……..jasam

I am watching GH again for the first time in a long time. I am liking all the story lines and best of all I am liking that there is no Jasam on everyday, now if they would have the characters stop talking about them so much it would be great

I love that you can tell Steve hates this as much as the fans do

As I read Steve’s comments, I felt that he was feeling the samethings that I have felt all along. That the new headwriter, RC, doesn’t really know or give a damn about his character his Jason Morgan. If he did know Jason even the tiniest bit, he would never be writing him in the way that he has. He has single handedly destroyed every ounce of Jason’s loyalty to Sam. He would never have abandoned Sam because he thought that the baby was Franco’s. That just isn’t Jason. The fans aren’t happy and I suspect that Steve & Kelly, and probably Becky as well, aren’t happy with they way this is all being played. Thank you, Mike, for once again giving us another great interview!

I don’t like the current story line at all and so for now I’m not watching GH. I agree with Steve let JaSam be happy.

I for one can’t wait for jasam to be reunited with their baby. I want jason to fight for his wife more tho. He gave up rather quickly. I want him to fight for her and then find their baby together…..

Not a huge fan of JaSAm but have always loved Jason (Sam, not so much). I hate the way Jason is being written. The old Jason would never have turned his back on Sam and the baby no matter whose baby it was. Having said that, the switched baby story gives Heather and Todd a platform that I am absolutely loving. Just please wrap it up soon and get the baby back. Please give us back the Jason we love
PS – I HATE Liz and Jason. The character of Liz is abhorrent to me. I really dislike women like her

this is the thing, only the liason fans think this is the real Jason, every Jason fan even those who are not sam fans have expressed how wether or not they like Jason with sam, the way he behaved towards sam these past few mths that Liason started hanging out was so out of character for him. I actually do enjoy heather and todd on Gh because even though they are causing so much pain for my couple, they are just being in character with who they are, John Mcbain on the otherhand, yes being a sucker for a damsel in distress is in character for him but kissing up to any random woman is just not him not especially when he is in a commited relationship, but my biggest gripe with him is that he is being written into GH at the expense of one of our own. Jason hasnt been able to do anything right, things that he does in his sleep, since John Mcbain came to town its ridiculous. These are some of the things that are turning GH only veiwers against the OLTL transplants. Intergrate them but not at the expense of our characters and certainly not one as intergral to GH as Jason. You can hear the frustration is SBu’s interview even without him expressing it explicitly.

John Mc bain is being written as the hero of all heroes, & I definitely agree it comes at the expense of Jason. At first I didn’t like the integration of OLTLers I thought it could have been done differently but I have come to accept them … to a certain degree. I can’t stand the fact that I see Todd on everyday more than GH characters themselves & of course Jason being the sacrifical lamb for John Mc bain.

I am a jasam fan I am fully aware that TPTB think that happy couples = boring (I beg to differ) However, having said that I could have accepted it if Jasam broke up but if it were done in a natural way, the way it is done with them being out of character so badly I think its bs agenda based writing, JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION.

I don’t watch this “magic” shit as Ron and Frank call it. I stopped before Sam and Jason cheated. Nope sorry not supporting trash. I didn’t watch during the SOS shit when Jason screwed the uterus and I’m not watching now. If only it was good soapy drama and not depressing crap used to prop Cartini’s pet, ME/McSuck.

IA. I think its time for Jasam to go their separate ways as well. Been there done that like 3 times already. Enough!! Its repetitive & boring. No soap stays together forever. Its a soap. They have come full circle-engagement, marriage, & a baby. GH is the only soap that beat their couples into the ground & keep them dragging on forever. I hope TPTB ends this farce of a couple & go in a new direction even after their lame baby is back.

I think the TPTB are on the right track with this couple & the soap. A soap should not be built up around one couple or cater to one fanbase. A soap should cater to ALL its viewing audience. Not every viewer is a fan of this couple. The mistake the previous regime made with Jasam is they tried to build them up as the be all that ends all & they did nothing for the ratings or the show. We’ve have been Jasam overload for 3+ years. We’ve 2 other writing regimes try to keep this couple front & center with a major story & still the ratings were awful. The engagement, wedding & even the baby’s birth didn’t even a garner a 2.0 or above in ratings for those days & they were heavily promoted. I think its refreshing to what other options the writers have in store for this show. So, I’m going to sit back & enjoy the ride.

Amen!!! It is pathetic that their wedding couldnt even get a 2.0 all soap weddings bring up ratings, and they just aint got it

and once again going on with the selective recollection. if you want to play the ratings game, first of all their wedding pulled in a 2.0 check your sources again, but regardless, when Jasam 1.0 were together ratings were in the 3.0 and above, all of Liason tenure, not once did they crack 3.0, they hovered around 2.7s on good days so if we want to pin that blame somewhere……..

Sarah I was looking for liason ratings last night can you point me to where I can get these? after reading here I did see the ratings for the wedding which were 2.0 indeed, I really want to see liason ratings so I can know for myself that some of these people keep making ratings up in their heads!

IA wih Steve. Its a soap & drama is what the writers do. Soap couples don’t stay together forever. This is one couple that I hope is over for good. We’ve suffered them for 3+ years & they are BORING!. They needed Elizabeth & John inserted in their story to add a little spice to the otherwise boring baby switching storyline. The fans are now becoming interested in this quad. I hope that it goes somewhere & doesn’t lead back to this stale couple because they have run their course. Let’s move on to something else. To all those that won’t watch because their couple isn’t together, I say do it because as long as Ron & Frank can bring better stories to the canvas-they will eventually get back some of the viewers GH has lost over the years.

I really dont believe the ones who say they arent watching, they sure know whats going on… but even if not its not hurting the ratings, so Jasam isnt as great as they try to let on

Jasam is totally awesome, Sam never asked jason to change, I love the fact that people are soo into Liason it’s sad, Who The F- want jason changed, don’t see the chemestry in liason at all, if you have to give up everything cause she can’t handle it PERIOD, pluse all that lizzard does cheets on everyone she get in contact with. soo who she cheet on lucky for jason to Lucky for Nikolas only to go back to lucky again, who next will she go after IT’s SAD JASAM IS the UlTIMATE COUPLE STREIGHT UP

LOL! gotta agree..even if they put Jason back with Liz, she will end up cheating on him cuz that’s what she does. She will be unhappy about something, someone and she will always be jealous of Sam, the real deal Morgan! Liz didn’t prop anyone’s story..she was a non-factor in JaSam story and at GH, so they had to put her somewhere and where else..but back in JaSam’s story so RC could pimp ME..everything that is causing Jason and Sam to be apart is an illusion..Sam was not raped, the baby is not dead, Franco is not Jason’s twin, and Jason IS the father..so let Liz think she has something special with Jason if that makes her day. In the end, the truth will come out and Liz already knows that Jason loves Sam cuz he told her over and over, so if she wants to throw her self in that Man’s mix with her wife and his true love..then she deserves everything she gets. The End!

I am sure they will get the baby back in time for it to be a good hit man like Daddy!!! LOL!

I agree with Steve that we are tired of the baby switch, dead baby storyline. He didn’t want his character to get a divorce and go this route but he has a job to do. I really am looking forward to having Jason and Sam see that their son is alive and that he is Jason’s. This will ease both of their minds.

Amen!

I for one don’t like the direction the new writers have gone with Jasam , that was very cruel the way they (GH writers) stole Jason @ Sam baby away from them. I watch GH for over 30 years and I’m all for change but this is just TERRIBLE the way you guys have ruins this beautiful couple and stilling their baby. And to all you crazy fans that want Liz back together is really DUMB we all saw Jake die, he’s not coming back ASSES.

DUMB ASSES the baby died hate it but baby Jake is dead

Praise the Lord, Louise…! I just replied on a page last night:
” To bring back a dead baby would be senseless. Ron and Frank have been hitting it out the park over the past several months. We’re moving forward “, to a person who wrote: ” I’m loving what Ron and Frank have given us with Jason and Elizabeth so far. Now if they really want to hit it out of the park and get people talking then they need to bring back Jake!!! ”

What the */o7,,,,are people thinking? When they kill off a baby on a soap, it is usually NOT to bring them back…!! Duh…. the child was hit, taken to the hospital and have no excuses for being taken away fending for themselve ALL this time. And where is the chemistry people see with Jason and Elizabeth? kay/kay on here wrote:
“Guza fixed that with killing off Jake he did not like the character of Liz. That is why as much chemistry as Jason & Liz have Guza made sure that ship sailed. I would prefer RH not be used as a prop for Sam & Jason.”

Well, I for one don’t see for one, the chemistry that people see in Jason and Liz. As I stated, (last night),” Liz, I wish she would just leave the canvas. I have NEVER seen what that actress brings to the table, other than the role she played as the first love of Lucky’s way back when. And still, she wasn’t a character we had to have EVEN at that time. All she ” is” , is a familiar face with ” history ” on General Hospital. To me, like a Amy Vinning character (Laura’s half sister). That’s my opinion. ” I think Elizabeith the character has so much history tied into the show, with Lucky, and the grand-daughter of the Hardy family (although Liz is a Webber) and ALSO Rebecca,( is perhaps ) one of the nicest people on set, which is why she has stayed on the show for so long. Otherwise, I for one don’t see her contribution, outside of Lucky ties, and the Hardy grand-daughter.

Good to know some folk on here are not ‘ soapy ‘ senseless. : )

Amen! and the comments that “Liz knew Jason before Sam”..LOL..so what! some women knew my husband before me..she’s not with him now..I am!
doesn’t matter who know who first, just matters who makes that person happy and has that amazing chemistry with that person…that’s what makes a couple too root for and that couple is Jason and Sam Morgan. On a Soap..everyone was with someone else First.

@ carol love ur comment! lol

Steve Burton is wrong. Some of the JaSam fans have tuned out because they no longer care. The writing for Jason and Sam is horrible for us and just not worth watching. Our couple has been destroyed and they are both being written way to OOC to enjoy any of this horrible mess. No Love, no committment, no scenes shared showing them even caring for each other, total strangers now and once again we have the Jiz and JaSam wars. Sam is being trashed for the sake of Jason running to Liz. Sorry, not what I want to see again. Saw this in 2007, been there done that. JaSam and Sam have had no happiness with their baby. It’s been one obstacle after another and I will not be watching as long as this horrid mess is on.

I love what you wrote!!It is a horriable mess and RC i get my ratings.I will watch next Thursday and Friday to watch JASAM scenes and I will them my rating for those days!!

@ Carol Byrd. Spot On! I love what you wrote as well.

“No Love, no committment, no scenes shared showing them even caring for each other, total strangers now and once again we have the Jiz and JaSam wars. Sam is being trashed for the sake of Jason running to Liz.”

My last post… about this couple, Sam, telling, Maxie? that she hasn’t recognized this Jason, for a very long time.

after, Robin and Patrick… it was Jason and Sam… now, “sadly”, ??? and i say this, cause, even I can’t see, how this couple can be reunited… writers fault? Jason, told, Liz,as, he’s holding his wedding ring, that his and Sam’s marriage ended, the night, Sam’s baby died. it’s downright, sad, in my opinion… it’s like Sam is the lone character, who’s still searching, for her child? with, Heather, and Todd, playing their cat and mouse mind games? i just read, that, it’s been 8 years for Sam and Jason to get to this point… but? we’re supposed to move on and accept that all this is for naught? so, now, I’m waiting, patiently… for Sam to be reunited with her, never could have… miracle baby.

I have to agree, also, that Liz character, hasn’t really acted Jake’s passing… I posted this… it wasn’t till Anna came back, that she truly connected with any one… playing 2nd fiddle, filler, hurry up and wait… ie: Lucky and/or Jason? that’s why, i thought she was lovely… with someone her own… with no history.. and they caught my attention,,, Liz and Ewan.

what if Jason, went backburner… dag! regroup… his silent, brooding, longings… with so little regard, for how he treats women. i’m starting to agree with many of the posters. Snap out of it… go home… to the Q’s. if he’s going to have 2 women, dangling in front of him… give him some back bone… and fight for them. Let’s say, it’s all his fault… leave the women catfights alone this time around. course, i always thought, that Sam and Patrick could find their way to each other… Liz and Ewan… to see her back in charge with her OWN self… and not 2nd fiddling… and Jason, with Sarah Brown… ie: Johnny’s “mother”.

I can’t even whole heartedly agree with my own posts… LOL… as the writers, don’t see things my way… hence, i still have to post my take on Serials.

lastly, for now…. the big reason… the jason, will he or won’t he,,,,with liz and sam… can wait. it’s all been too much combustion? convoluted?

I’m tuning, in for Patricks fate…. and with baited breathe… hoping that Heather, hasn’t been written in to the corner… with Luke’s kidnapping.

Totally enjoying the new direction that RC is taking with Liz and Jason. It is time that they write the love story of Liason without exception. Jasam has become boring and stagnant.

You can totally tell from this article Steve Burton isn’t happy with this S/L just like the rest of us!When I watch GH I feel like we are watching OLTL!! JASAM had a love like no other soap couple!!Rc has destroyed GH and JASAM!Please RC give them happiness and reunite them!!JASAM fans have waited 8 years for JASAM baby!

I, for one, have never been able to figure out why all the fuss about Jason. He’s a killer, people. Why would you want him with any woman, screwing up her life, putting her and her children in danger?

And what exactly makes Jason “one of the all-time most popular characters on daytime television”?? Again, he’s a killer. Is it his looks? I don’t find him particularly attractive…there are many others on the soaps who are more handsome AND charming. His acting ability? There are many much more talented than he.

So I’m baffled as to what makes this character/actor so popular. I don’t really mean to criticize Steve, as I’m sure he’s a very nice person. I just really don’t understand.

Wow, you took the words right out of my mouth. Neither the actor or the character is a winner, they both suck hard IMO. He can’t act worth a damn. Wooden as they come with no expression whatsoever. And I really despise Jason, he’s so not worth any woman on this show – let alone two women being interested in him.

Actually I totally respect your opinion. I am one of the fans that is always fighting for Jason to be with Sam but in retrospect, Jason Morgan is a Killer, a Mob Enforcer, and hired gun for Sonny. It makes me laugh when I read comments that Sam is not “good enough” for Jason and he “deserves better”then her. Really, seriously? And the way he has been portrayed this last go-round, he has come off as very weak and not good enough for any women at this time. I love him with Sam because Sam loves HIM and they finally have their baby. but honestly this whole business of two women fighting over him is just stupid.

General Hospital

Elizabeth MacRae, ‘General Hospital’s’ Meg Baldwin, Passes Away at 88

Veteran actress, Elizabeth MacRae best-known as the third Meg Baldwin on General Hospital and as Gomer Pyle’s girlfriend, Lou-An Ann Poovie, in Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C has died at the age of 88. MacRae passed away in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she grew up.

On General Hospital, Elizabeth played Meg Baldwin who had a young son, Scott (Kin Shriner) from a previous relationship and who married Lee Baldwin (Peter Hansen). The role was originated by Patricia Breslin from 1965-1969. Breslin was temporarily replaced by Jan Shepherd for three weeks in the summer of 1967. MacRae took over the part from Breslin full time from 1969-70 and again from 1972-73.

In story, the character of Meg suffered a nervous breakdown and Lee had her committed to an institution. In 1971, Meg was released and came home, but suffered from severe hypertension. In 1973, Dr Lesley Webber was assigned to her case. Meg became jealous of Lesley and began to think that she was trying to get to have sex with Lee. During an argument with Lee, Meg died of a stroke and soon after Lee adopted Scott.

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MacRae also appeared on other notable soaps, having roles on Another WorldDays of Our LivesGuiding Light, and Search for Tomorrow.  Elizabeth’s career spanned over two and half decades having also appeared in classic TV shows and countless movies such as: Route 66Surfside 6RendezvousThe FugitiveJudd for the DefenseGunsmokeBonanzaI Dream of Jeannie, and The Andy Griffith Show.

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She is survived by five stepchildren, Terry Halsey, Peter Halsey, Hugh Halsey, Cate Halsey, and Alex Halsey Topper.

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LAPD Continue to Seek Johnny Wactor’s Killers Who Remain At Large; Asks Public for Tips and Leads

The Los Angeles police department is ramping up its search for to the whereabouts of the three thieves, who got away after one fatally shot former General Hospital cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 26th in downtown Los Angeles.

Law enforcement sources told the LA Times that police are trying to pull fingerprints from Wactor’s vehicle and are looking for video from the area. They also are checking to see whether there are any connections to other nearby catalytic converter thefts.

The thieves were attempting to steal the catalytic converter from Wactor’s car at the time of his death. Sadly, the LAPD investigators shared they have seen an uptick in violence when these types of thieves are confronted.

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Catalytic converters contain precious metals in which thieves can make hundreds of dollars selling them to auto parts suppliers or scrap yards, where they can be melted down and the valuable metals extracted.

In addition, on Tuesday May 28th, the LAPD shared more on the incident that took Wactor’s life, stating, “Without provocation, the victim was shot by one of the individuals. The three suspects involved were wearing all dark clothing and driving a dark-colored sedan. The suspects fled northbound on Hope Street. Central Bureau Homicide is investigating this case and is requesting the public’s help.”

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If you have tip: y0u are urged to call LAPD Detectives Gonzales or Martinez at Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 996-4142. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

In addition, Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go to http://www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Wactor played General Hospital’s Brando Corbin from 2020 to 2022. According to the LA Times, “Wactor recently had been exploring opportunities in screenwriting while working as a bartender.”

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Nicholas Chavez Speaks Out on the Death of Friend and Former GH Castmate Johnny Wactor: “I’m Beside Myself with Sadness”

It has been another rough go for the General Hospital family following the news surrounding the shooting that killed beloved former cast member, Johnny Wactor (ex-Brando Corbin) over the weekend.

Since that time, there has been an outpouring of grief, shock and sadness, and remembrances for the actor who died at 37-years-old.  Many of Johnny’s castmates have spoken out about the loss and shared heartbreaking tributes.

Now, Nicholas Chavez (ex-Spencer Cassadine) who is soon-to-be-seen in Ryan Murphy’s limited series on Netflix, Monsters: The Lyle and Erik Menendez Story, has also shared his sentiments. With heartfelt words, along with a photo of himself and Johnny, and another former GH co-star, Marcus Coloma (ex-Nikolas), Chavez explained the difficulty he is having processing Johnny’s death and the unbreakable bond they shared.

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Nick began, “Johnny — I’m beside myself with sadness. The last time I saw you, we ran into each other by accident in Los Angeles. When we recognized each other your face lit up and you ran essentially across the room to give me a big and tight hug. You were a strong and kind person”

He went on to say, these heartfelt words to Johnny, “You were a phenomenal friend and you always made me feel welcomed and loved. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been a part of your life and I’m praying for you and your family. I will miss you very much.”

Johnny Wactor run on GH lasted from 2020-2022, while Nicholas Chavez appeared from 2021 till early in 2024.

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