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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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sandra
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sandra

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!

Lory
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Lory

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

sarah
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sarah

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

april
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april

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.

BornSoapStar
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BornSoapStar

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!!!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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.

BornSoapStar
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BornSoapStar

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!

kay/kay
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kay/kay

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.

Atropos22
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Atropos22

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.

su0000
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su0000

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.

Jamie
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Jamie

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

CJ
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CJ

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.

tchrof6th
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tchrof6th

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.

april
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april

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.

Abby
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Abby

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…

su0000
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su0000

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 🙂

Tammy
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Tammy

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..

slapintheface
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slapintheface

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… Read more »

Jasamforlife
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Jasamforlife

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.

Jules
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Jules

*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.

Mary
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Mary

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.

Rachelle
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Rachelle

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!

Amanda
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Amanda

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?

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

Word!

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

The ratings were up…what are you talking about?

Christi
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Christi

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…..

slapintheface
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slapintheface

The ratings are nott up overall. Check again.

Tammy
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Tammy

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

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MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK on facebook

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… Read more »

april
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april

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.

Laura
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Laura

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

Soapy
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Soapy

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… Read more »

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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.

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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.

Zinnia Miller
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Zinnia Miller

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

Tammy
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Tammy

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

slapintheface
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slapintheface

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… Read more »

tani
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tani

agreed well said!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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… Read more »

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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… Read more »

Zinnia Miller
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Zinnia Miller

Definitely well said.

Mary
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Mary

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.

Christi
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Christi

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… Read more »

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slapintheface

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… Read more »

tani
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tani

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

susan M.
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susan M.

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….

Christ
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Christ

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.

su0000
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su0000

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.

tricia
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tricia

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

su0000
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su0000

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

tricia
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tricia

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

RJ
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RJ

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..

Zinnia Miller
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Zinnia Miller

Agree.

Angela
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Angela

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.… Read more »

soapfan
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soapfan

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.

Rebe
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Rebe

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!

bren
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bren

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… Read more »

Maria
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Maria

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… Read more »

Pat
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Pat

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.

Christi
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Christi

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

Pat
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Pat

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.

CTwildheart
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CTwildheart

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

Dawn D
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Dawn D

ITA!!!

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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… Read more »

Tammy
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Tammy

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

Abby
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Abby

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!

Ina
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Ina

@ 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.

Tammy
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Tammy

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

alex
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alex

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.

slapintheface
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slapintheface

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… Read more »

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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.

Shannon
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Shannon

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!!!!

Christi
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Christi

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..

Tammy
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Tammy

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

shirley
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shirley

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… Read more »

lei
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lei

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.… Read more »

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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,… Read more »

barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1
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barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1

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… Read more »

Mary
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Mary

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.

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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.

slapintheface
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slapintheface

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… Read more »

doodleynoodle
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doodleynoodle

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… Read more »

Dawn D
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Dawn D

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.

sarah
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sarah

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… Read more »

Tania
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Tania

@ sarah well said

Manny
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Manny

@ Sarah. I second that well said !!

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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;… Read more »

watchghsometimes
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watchghsometimes

The Jasam show needs to end.

Denise
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Denise

AMEN!

Dawn D
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Dawn D

AMEN!

Cyndi
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Cyndi

AMEN!!

Sharon
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Sharon

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 !

Melody
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Melody

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!

Tammy
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Tammy

yes they deserve their chance!!!

Mira
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Mira

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!

Tina
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Tina

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… Read more »

Zinnia Miller
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Zinnia Miller

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!

sallah
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sallah

the interview was one big yawn

Fernanda
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Fernanda

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

Maria
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Maria

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… Read more »

Tammy
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Tammy

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

May
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May

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.

sarah
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sarah

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 ………….

Tania
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Tania

sarah … you are reading my mind!

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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… Read more »

stina
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stina

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

Mary
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Mary

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

nikki
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nikki

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

MaryBeth Walsh
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MaryBeth Walsh

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… Read more »

Cindy
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Cindy

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.

Lola
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Lola

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…..

tricia
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tricia

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… Read more »

sarah
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sarah

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… Read more »

Tania
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Tania

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.

Tania
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Tania

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.

Brandy
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Brandy

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.

Monique
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Monique

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.

Scott
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Scott

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 &… Read more »

Tammy
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Tammy

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

sarah
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sarah

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……..

Tania
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Tania

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!

Samantha
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Samantha

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… Read more »

Tammy
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Tammy

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

Jasamforlife
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Jasamforlife

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

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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… Read more »

kay/kay
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kay/kay

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

Christie
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Christie

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.

2546
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2546

Amen!

louise
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louise

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 @Jason back together is really DUMB we all saw Jake die, he’s not coming back ASSES.

louise
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louise

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

1loveabcsoaps
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1loveabcsoaps

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,… Read more »

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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.

tani
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tani

@ carol love ur comment! lol

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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.… Read more »

Beth SIms
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Beth SIms

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!!

Patrick
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Patrick

@ 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?… Read more »

Cyndi
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Cyndi

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.

Beth SIms
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Beth SIms

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!

SZima
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SZima

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… Read more »

Fernanda
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Fernanda

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.

Carol Byrd
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Carol Byrd

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… Read more »

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General Hospital’s Halloween Week Promo Touts Wicked Surprises

Looks like everyone will be on edge this week as Halloween comes to Port Charles.  In the newly-released ABC promo for General Hospital, it reveals that this spooky week of episodes will be a rollercoaster ride, featuring wicked surprises, and killer costumes.

After Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) scolds Franco (Roger Howarth) for having his hand in the candy jar, Anna (Finola Hughes) or is it? … is donning a black witches hat. Jackie (Kim Delaney) is seen opening her door, juxtaposed with Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) saying “trick or treat”. But, is he actually at the door of someone else?

Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) asks Ava (Maura West), “Darling, what are you holding behind your back?” That is revealed to be a knife, but is it Ava who truly has the knife?

 

Meanwhile, Jason (Steve Burton) is looking around in the dark.  Elsewhere, Peter is jumpy.  So much so that Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) utters, “Looks like you’ve seen a ghost.”

Add all that to last Friday’s episode of GH where Carly(Laura Wright) thinks she saw Nelle’s (Chloe Lanier) hand come out of her grave and attack her! Is Nelle (Chloe Lanier) going to be proven to be alive? And if so, will she pop up on Halloween and scare the hell out of Carly?

Watch the promo below, then let us know what you think will happen this week on General Hospital via the comment section.

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ABC Previews General Hospital’s Halloween Episode

Fight Night will definitely have an impact on the lives of the citizens of Port Charles, on the upcoming Thursday, October 29th episode of the ABC daytime drama series.

Announced by ABC today, along with primetime’s Dancing with the Stars, The Conners, Supermarket Sweep, and America’s Funniest Home Videos, GH is having some ghoulish goings-on for the trick or treat holiday.

According to the GH preview: “As an impending storm approaches Port Charles, Trina and Joss decide to meet up with Cameron and Dev at Charlies before heading off to a Halloween party for the night. Unbeknownst to them, Julian notices the kids are being watched a little too closely by a masked individual. Uneasy and unable to shake the feeling that something is off, Julian confronts the man. Meanwhile, Carly is stunned when Cyrus brings a familiar acquaintance to dinner at the Metro Court. And elsewhere, Finn and Anna’s plans to take Violet trick-or-treating are hampered when Finn is called back to GH, leaving Anna alone, unaware that a particularly evil threat awaits her.”

So, excited to see what goes down on Halloween on GH? Comment below.

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GH’s Ingo Rademacher Shares Insight With His Son On Parenting & Anger On Maurice Benard’s “State of Mind”

Maurice Benard has brought his State of Mind  to You Tube, and his guest for this week is none other than Sonny Corinthos’ longtime nemesis Jasper Jacks, Ingo Rademacher.

Rademacher decided to appear on State of Mind along with his son, Peanut, to talk about the incidents of parenting and anger when raising his children, and the effects discipline can have on the kids.

There are some very emotional moments within the segment, as Peanut opens up about his feelings when his dad was upset with him and how he dealt with  it

Ingo also shares how over the past few years his relationship with his son has approved, while Maurice offers key moments from his past with his father and his own son.

Per Maurice on the concept behind the show and his ongoing website: “State of Mind to me means being 100% present, feeling completely at peace inside of you, not letting your thoughts control your life and always looking for ways to be the best that you can be.”

Watch Ingo, Maurice and Peanut below and then let us know what you thought about this heartfelt conversation via the comment section below.

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