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Patrick and Sabrina FINALLY Have Sex On General Hospital! – What Was Your Reaction?



On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, amidst all the  dramatic action, there was  time for some lovin’ when Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) and Sabrina Santiago (Teresa Castillo) finally made love for the first time.

In the scenes, we also learned that Sabrina had a former high school and college sweetheart whom she left to go to nursing school and start a new life.  Might that bit of info be a key bit of casting down the line to break up Patrick and Sabrina. We think we should keep that in our back pockets for now!

But back to the big moment, finally Patrick and Sabrina hit the sheets, and shared a tender exchange after.  Now, the big question is, are GH fans now also finally on-board with Patrick and Sabrina as a couple to root for? Are you still having a hard time seeing Patrick in bed with anyone but his “dead” wife Robin?

Watch the scenes starring Jason Thompson and Teresa Castillo after the jump, and then let us know what you thought of it all?

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I threw up.

I refuse to acknowledge it actually happened.

Scrubs forever….I don’t care what anyone says. Robin WILL inevitably return and this chick will be a distant memory.

Don’t be so sure. I think it definitely has to do with the status of Jason’s contract and whether or not he’s leaving or staying. From everything I’ve seen and heard, Kimberly doesn’t want to come back full time and seems to be having success in her directing career.

for what it’s worth…..

what really hits home and resonates….

Hiv positive – aids relationships. do happen… and are in and around our lives.

this was televised – and, SO WELL DONE. Love and Romance with EVERYTHING inbetween these two FINE actors…. speaking about Patrick and Robin.

so… as we’ve all been watching for generations…. and NOW Decades….

I’ll wait for Kimberly McCullough to make her return to GH… and see her and Emma… with or without JT’ Patrick….. ideally this family re-unites.

it’s that white picket fence/snow globe aura and effect. it was magical.


I like this couple and not since EJ and Sami or Will and Sonny on Days have I liked another soap couple. Why did Sabrina have to bring up Felix afterwards?

She’s pretty-just kinda funny lookin without her glasses.

She’s a lot better looking then that ugly Starr/Kiki! I don’t get why anyone would be attracted to her!

Too soon on the first date. They are moving to fast. It was sweet but way to fast.

It’s not like they just met; they’ve known each other for a good year. I’d hardly qualify that as “moving too fast”. *snort*

I agree, Sab on the scene last September. Technically was a first date, but they have known each other a while. I am sure Patrick was more then ready. Sexy…hum she is not.


I am def on board. Truth is I was getting sick on the Robin/ Patrick storyline after she left. I get that the fans loved them together but she has “died”.. so Patrick thinks. I hope this storyline will be a good one with both of them happy!

Ditto. It’s really nice to see a sweet, romantic kind of courtship and relationship; not everything has to be sturm, drang, angst, and intensity. It’s good to show different kinds of relationships, and I really enjoy these two together.

I still think it was too soon.

I love them. Jason and Teresa have a delightful chemistry on-screen. The scenes this week were great.

I’m with you on this one and i hope there having a Love Child …

Robin is alive and that’s her husband and child. .Perfect nurse can go find her own man. she never fit with a adult man. Enough said.

Disagree. I think they are delightful together.

Finally? It was the first date. And eww…they have no chemistry and creep me out.

They just dont fit for me for many reasons i.e he moved on too fast, they look strange together, she acts like a preteen, etc… mainly their lack of chemistry

No chemistry, in my opinion.

Chemistry is subjective. What you don’t see, I and many others definitely do. I really enjoyed their scenes this week.

i like them together & hope one day they’ll end up married with babies of their own.

It’s about time. I love them toogether as a couple. Hopefully GH will keep it that way……for a while at least.

Me too! Love them together as a couple.

I love Patrick with Sabrina. I think its about time he moved on him and Sabrina fit in away him and Robin didn’t. With Sabrina Patrick seems easy going and with Robin he seemed to always uptight.

He was never uptight with Robin . Robin challenged him and made him a better person. Unlike now where he looks so ridiculous and doing this probably because everyone forced him into it.

Couldn’t disagree with you more. I didn’t pay too much attention to Patrick when he was with Robin because I’m not a fan of that character. To me, he was much more watchable in the aftermath of her ‘death’ and now with Sabrina. I enjoy their storyline and their chemistry is delightful.

Loved it! Loved the scenes before and after the sex. Those were the best!

This is… Not a good look. On anybody.

I just saw it as a stupid s/l. for so long they played her like a HS girl with her first crush and now we’re to believe she’s 27 and had a long term boyfriend. It just makes her look dumb. I don’t really see any chemistry between them and I got the feeling it’s like he used her to just satisfy a need–who talks about their gay roommate while having sex with the man you’re supposed to be in love with

It was BEAUTIFUL. I loved it. I thought it was sweet and sexy, I also thought it very respectful of patrick’s feelings for robin, I hope this couple last for a long time. I think they would be a great super couple now that things have changed between luke and laura.

Horrible. They have no chemistry.

Chemistry is subjective. What you don’t see I, and many others definitely do. They are adorable and I loved their scenes this week.

LIke you said Kate…suibjective…but I noticed you rebut everyone that doesn’t agree with you. Maybe you should just enjoy them for now, I really don’t think they are going to last much longer.

it took a year for them actually get together , they were friends first and even then anyone with eyes could see he cared about her , KM isn’t coming back . Let Patrick be happy

Actually Kimberly is coming back and Scrubs are still the story. I saw him treat her like a little sister. He wouldn’t be dating her if people didn’t tell him to.

How do you know that Scrubs is still the story? How do you know that Kimberly is coming back? Everything I’ve heard and read is that she is having success with her directing career and doesn’t want to come back full time. I think it definitely has to do with the status of Jason’s contract and whether he leaves or stays. Either way, I have never seen Patrick forced into anything concerning Sabrina. He cares for her and definitely not as a little sister.

no she isn’t cause she busy through 2014 directing thank you , no one told him to . Patrick is grown and can make his own decisions

Suckbrina is too immature for Patrick. She acts like a damned immature teenager with a childhood crush. Why show us Robin being alive if she wasn’t going to eventually return? Suckbrina and Britch can take a long walk off an extremely short pier. Robin needs to return and get her family away from these two childish bitches.

A big disappointment…Patrick, Robin and Emma are the Super family and no one can take their place….please please bring them back……

Welll, aren’t you sweet! LOL

It was pure perfection. It was sweet, hot and passionate. Can’t get enough of Patrick and Sabrina! One hot good looking couple!

I loved their scenes this week. They are adorable together. 🙂

I found it pretty disgusting. Patrick has been reduced to banging the babysitter. Sabrina is so immature that it actually seems perverted. When she blurted out that she was 27 and has has ‘lots of sex’, I had to wonder if TPTB had finally realized how poorly they were writing this story and tried to correct it. However, images of Sabrina and Emma dressed in the same nighties at the Nurse’s Ball, and the images that conjures up, as well as other scenes like Sabrina falling asleep in the sofa wearing a princess crown and Patrick smiling down on her as if she were another child of his are seared into my brain forever. This story has a very creepy “Lolita” element to it. I wonder why TPTB have chosen to give JT such a horrible story, He had unprotected sex with a co-worker and as far as we know, she is pregnant with his child, but sleeping with another co-worker who is/was his babysitter and has been plunged into newbie hell with Felix and Sabrina.”Uncle Felix” (what?!?!?! What about Uncle Mac and Aunt Felcia, Grandma Anna, Liz. etc) teaches Emma to be disrespectful and nasty. Just awful.

Lol…. ie: banging the babysitter.

I appreciate bluntness and candor.

it’s time for this story to be what it has become…. without Robin. ie: my take is down farther.

JT’ Patrick has diminished in our eyes….? what happened to him? The writing was awful… I was cringing for this syrupy epi to go away. eat another cupcake.

anyway – to wrap it all up…. ie: I’m betting that Brit is carrying Lulu and Dante’s child…. and Maxie does in fact have hers’ and Spinellis’. Lulu has a boy… and Maxie has a daughter…. so you see… their future is set.

The employer always sleep with the help.

she’s not the help , Grown up

I am so on board with Patrick & Sabrina as a couple it was real sweet watching them Have there First date to see them take there time & not to rush to Have sex Patrick made Sabrina feel want & love I am a big fan of Patrick & Sabrina

I loved it! It was nice that they talked to each other before and after. Just really, really liked that Patrick and Sabrina got together. There is chemistry between these two characters. It is time for Patrick to move on. Thank you GH…very tastefully done!

I truly like them as a couple, and am rooting for them. I look forward to their relationship blossoming, even amidst the obstacles in their way (which I am sure will at some point include the ex-boyfriend mentioned yesterday), but that is all par for the course in soap opera land. I really think Sabrina fits well with Patrick and Emma.

Robin is alive and is his wife and Emma is Robins child. Sabrina doesn’t fit at all.

Patrick and Sabrina had sex? All I seen was ,, they were kissing and and then in bed maybe naked maybe not..
If it was supposed to be hot and sexy, it was not..
It a not much of anything that seen, just kissing, no heat no passion no sex…

AMC; Pete & Colby’s sex scene (oral sex) the before play and after was HOT and I had no doubt they had some wild sex (Pete to climax)

Patrick and Sabrina sex … 2 thumbs up
Patrick and Sabrina sex/whatever it was .. 2 thumbs down


I don’t care for them as a couple. It’s miss-match in my opinion. I guess Robin isn’t coming back anytime soon? They make a much better couple! For one instance I thought Robin would appear all of a sudden and see Patrick in bed with Sabrina. That would have been something to see!

Sabrina should move in with Patrick and let Felix deal with Britch.

For me….it was just meh. It was sweet though.
For those of you who think this was too soon being their first date…think again! While it may have been their first “official” date – they have known each other for a year now AND they have been a together as bf&gf for about a month now.

It has not been a year at all and she was crushing for the first few months which make it worse.

Fine, it has been nine months since Sabrina joined GH – not a year. Her crushing on him shouldn’t make it worse!
The nurse’s ball was in early April, so they have been a couple for two months now.

If they were a real life couple maybe the issue of timing wouldn’t matter, but for me, the point of a soap is to get your audience emotionally invested into the story line. And in this point, it was too fast.
If you think of some of the greatest soap love scenes over the years, it was usually between a couple whose pairing took years to build. We watch them go through all the ups and downs, the chemistry builds and so does the sexual tension. But in this case they went from a student nurse who should be in her early 20’s having a crush on an older doctor- to him suddenly realizes he was in love with her and now she nearly 30, which makes no sense.
That is why a lot people feel it was too soon, as a viewer I never got a chance to care about them as a couple- to understand why they are in love, to experience the process with them, so I don’t care if they had sex or not- it wasn’t a love scene- it was a sex scene– and sex scenes are not why I watch soaps. But sadly that all we get now a days. Not a prune- just like a bit more romance before the steamy stuff that’s all.

I definitely agree Mary, it was too soon based on your argument. I thought we would see more romance between them before they hit the sheets.

I like Patrick and Sabrina as a couple, and I thought the scenes were very well done. Nice to see some love on GH every once in a while.

Zero chemistry!!! So unrealistic that Patrick would go for her…

Couldn’t disagree with you more! Chemistry is subjective. I think they have tremendous chemistry. Love them together.

Considering most soap spouses wait a few weeks to a few months after the death of a spouse to move on, I think this was really great. And I don’t count the one time with Britt. Patrick needed to move on, and he has a really nice girl who has no connection at all to Robin.

She might not have a connection but they are propping her using Robins family and friends. She is a girl and Patrick is a man with a young child. Patrick looks like a perv

Sabrina is a child! this story line is beyond revolting. In the GH group i’m apart of 98% of the people hate sucky and just want robin back. and if we can’t see her yet then let Patrick be alone. or put him with Sam until Jason gets back.

How is 27 a child?

27 is not a child. She is younger than he is but why is that wrong? Just because she took care of his child, doesn’t mean that she is a child herself. I think Patrick and Sabrina are great together and look forward to seeing them more in the future.

I’m not entitled to post a reaction, as I stopped watching GH almost 2 months ago. Boring and forced.

I still like watching GH…I don’t find it boring . I hope you change your mind you are missing some good stories.

It was painful to watch, they have made Patrick a douche. When he asked her “whats a lot of sex” I wanted to throw my remote at the TV.

He knocked up Britch and he is concerned about Sabrina?!?!?

BRING ROBBIN BACK AND SEND THEM OFF INTO THE SUNSET, then get rid of Sabrina. She acts like a high school girl, its just gross.

It was disgusting. Patrick looks like a predator. And suddenly having dialogue that she is 27 and has had a previous relationship doesn’t negate what we have watched for months. She couldn’t even look at his naked chest a few months ago.

Sabrina is just like Britt. Using a child to get close to Patrick. She just goes about it differently.

And I have to feel bad for Jason T. He goes from most likely winning an Emmy to this childish story where he is attracted to a babysitter who acts about as old as Emma.

There was a way to do a Patrick moving on story but this wasn’t it. I hope one day Robin rides back into town to save Patrick from GH: High School Musical.

I thought they had chemistry when she was first crushing on him but this pairing now seems really forced and awkward.
What was all that foundation and glitter she was wearing on her eyes? Or is it bronzer? Too much – probably stained Patrick’s sheets.
I also could have done without the porn music in the background.
Idk … This match is NOT hot, it’s just sorta lukewarm.

A miss-match!

yeah, awkward, forced and really — what man wants to hear over & over & over again “I never thought you’d go for a girl like me” Geez, have a little more self-esteem.

I have to agree. I thought it had potential, but it has stalled since Patrick realized he had feelings for her.

Yes, that is exactly where it lost it’s oomph – that night of the Ball. That exact moment he said he had feelings for her, the whole thing just fizzled. Crazy.

#1. The first time….. should never have happened in Patrick and Robins’ house. let alone… their wedding picture… which Sabrina picked up and looked at.

#2. the shared cupcakes…. oye! too much sweetness to go along with her effervesent pre-pubescent…. demeanor…

#3. the dialogue was too much…. him asking if she was a virgin…. she’s in la la land.. everything is new again…. beautiful…. yikes! tread softly with this one.


yeah, the show must go on!

for Romance’ sake… and their were a few moments…. thankfully… they’re only a fraction of what the show is.

Puhlease… more Connie and Olivia! These two cousins’ rock it for me.

I must add…. thank you Duke… you had me laughing out loud… with Emma.

Duke and Emma were the only good thing for me .

Thumbs up on the Patrick/Suckbrina comments!!!!

I cannot believe that the show went to all the effort to get Ian Buchanan as Duke and his most um, notable scenes in the last 3 months have been stealing a jar of relish and cross dressing for no reason. I would not be pleased if I was him.

Oh Mr. Fairman- has all the romance left your soul? In the old days, one would have said Sabrina and Patrick finally make love or they finally gave into their passion for one another. Now it’s they FINALLY had sex- as if the actual act was more important that the reason for engaging in it.
In the old days, some soap couples would be together for years before they made it to the bedroom. And when they did the whole thing was better because there was some build up of the chemistry and sexual tension. If this short time from the Nurses Ball to now seems like a lengthy time for a couple to hop in the sack, well, I might give up on daytime television because obviously everyone has forgotten what real romance and love is about.

Imfeel the same way and that is why I don’t buy it was love. I see Patrick still in love with Robin and trying to move on becauseof Emma. If it was love NO one would have to tell Patrick to move on.

No one has said he’s in love with her. The quote was that Robin told him in the DVD to find someone to love, who loved him and loved Emma. And he felt as if he’d found her. He never said, “I love you.” to her. I think the potential is there…. not yet but on it’s way.

It wss too boring

Why should’nt Patrick not be with Sabrina, his wife is not coming back,Britt impregnate herself with Dante and Lulu sperm and Sam is stupid. To me
Sabrina is the only sane one to be with Patrick right now, everyone else is
insane, mobster ex-wives, order hit man and so on and so forth, get my

Kimberly was always coming back and FV confirmed it and she recently said story not over.

From what I’ve heard, any return Kimberly makes would not be long term. She’s having success with her directing career. I think it has to do with Jason’s contract and whether he stays or goes.

I am not a Sabrina fan…she is boring. I think Patrick should be with a better character that can act. I think the girl that plays Britt plays that part well. This is only my opinion.

Loved the entire week! Beautiful, loving, funny and sexy! It’s time for Patrick to move on and he has found someone who will love him and Emma like they should be. Those who don’t get it, well that’s your thing.

This was just another hookup. patrick was into it with Britt and stupidSabrina and Felix thinking Britt forced him. Sorry but their is no chemistry which is why it is forced and propped. How many times are they going to say Robin would approve. sad what has happened to Patrick just to be with a childish nurse.Sorry Patrick’s heart will always belong to Robin and can’t wait for her to return.

PERFECT CHEMISTRY, BEAUTIFUL, PURE PERFECTION, SEXY, SWEET, HOT & PASSIONATE everyone is watching GENERAL HOSPITAL because, of Patrick and Sabrina. Massachusetts and I like this couple.

WE WANT MORE Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina, Patrick and Sabrina!!!!!!!!!

I am disgusted with Patrick sleeping with Sabrina. She is too immature and young for him.

If the show wanted me to root for Patrick to move on they should have never showed Robin alive.

I didn’t like it at all. I don’t like Sabrina. Even though they said she was 27 and experienced she doesn’t act like it.

Maybe her and Britt should hook up and free Patrick and JT from the mess of a storyline.

One word: Gross

Hated it. Patrick is no longer Patrick. He is playing a bland, boring character to fit in with Sabrina. He has no passion, no life, no nothing since Robin died.

Bring Robin back. She is the love of his life no matter what Ron Carlivati tries to say.

And quite frankly I am tired of the many soap journalists who refuse to call out the pimping the show has done with Sabrina, yourself included.

They have absolutely no chemistry and this is the worst pairing they could have picked for Patrick. All of a sudden Sabrina is now 27? You can’t rewrite 9 months worth of story where you have her acting like a junior high school kid and turn it around with two lines of dialogue because you know that is a big problem for the pairing.

Also, what do they really even know about each other? Can either of them name 10 things they know about each other? The whole thing has no depth. When Patrick dated Robin, there were long conversations about their lives. Their first date had Robin telling him about Stone, he told her about his father and mother. That went on for months as they learned about each other before they finally slept together and you could tell that it meant something to both of them even though they were not ready to admit it. The story built, you had time to get invested. Why would I invest in this pairing for Patrick? Just because she is nice and likes Emma? Nope.

Also, how do you have a pairing with two perfect people? Sabrina is so sugary sweet, she is totally boring. I would have much preferred a pairing for Patrick with someone of age like Sam or even Elizabeth. Both of those would have made much more sense than the insipid Sabrina. I really need them to free Patrick from this story. His story looks like an episode of Saved by the Bell.

Jason Thompson is too talented to be wasted like this. It drives me absolutely crazy. He needs a good story that is actually about Patrick.

I have been pleading to the “heavens” – inherently… anyway… for a Patrick/Sam pairing.

these two have so much in common… ie: husband/wife MIA… supposedly dead…
both… with child…. Emma/Daniel.
both… sensitive and definately passionate… at least that’s what we remember.

and YES… Adult.

loving romance tender hearted – both of them.

Im not a fan of Patrick and Sabrina



Loved the Patrick and Sabrina scenes the past four days! Have always wanted them to be a couple and I think that they set the whole storyline of them up great. Cannot wait for more of them! They have been a fresh air, GH has been lacking romance for awhile. Hope they keep them together for awhile!

I like them…but it was too fast. They will be great together given the chance to be together more. tHey have only been together a few minutes as two people dating. It was handled much better than AMC’s recent sex scene.

I enjoyed the scenes with Emma, Duke and Anna more!!! That little Emma is too cute and I wish we saw more of her!!! The looks on Duke’s face were priceless!

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Dante is Shot as Jason Reveals Himself

Just how was General Hospital going to reintroduce the character of Jason Morgan to the canvas with the highly-anticipated return of Steve Burton in the pivotal role? Well, why we don’t have all the answers, the show wasted no time, and Burton first appeared at the beginning of the Monday, March 4th episode.

In story, while Sonny (Maurice Benard), Selena (Lydia Look) and Ava (Maura West) are at the warehouse, they are facing off with the FBI and the PCPD when John (Adam J. Harrington), Anna (Finola Hughes), Dante (Dominic Zamprogna), Chase (Josh Swickard) et al show up.  Meanwhile on the roof, a man kneels over a skylight window who pipes up with, “it appears they are late to the party.” It’s then revealed just who the man is talking to, and it turns out it’s JASON!

Meanwhile, John and Anna are questioning Sonny and Selina on what they are doing in the warehouse. Selina says they are planning a poker game. Next, the man with Jason aims his gun at Sonny. However, Jason messes up his shot, but the shot rings out. Inside the warehouse everyone scatters about. They realize the show came from the skylight.

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Jason tells the other man they’ve been compromised and need to leave the location. Below, in the warehouse, Dante thinks that he and Chase can get onto the roof since the shooter didn’t see them. So, Dante takes off with Chase to find the culprit. In the meantime, John orders a CSI unit. Next, Chase returns and says the building is all clear and Dante is pursuing the suspects.

Now on the pier, Dante catches up with Jason (who’s back is to him) and the other man. Dante orders them to freeze. While the other man gets away, Jason stays put and Dante orders him to turn around slowly with his hands up. Dante is shocked to see its Jason. Confused, Dante says, “What the hell?” Next, the other man returns and fires two shots into Dante’s chest.

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As Dante goes down, Jason runs over to him. The other man calls Jason “Jacobs” and tell him to leave the cop to die. Jason tells the other man to go to the planned site and he will find another way out. Next, the man attempts to fire at Jason who is hovering over Dante, but Jason shoots at him first and takes him out.

Back at the warehouse, Ava sees a bullet hole in Sonny sleeve, as John says that it confirms that Sonny is the intended target. John and Sonny stare each other down due to their dark past.  It’s clear that Sonny doesn’t trust John and vice-versa.  Anna tells Sonny she is not out to get him and doesn’t want him to die. She adds that Sonny, “Must have had an angel on his shoulder because she doesn’t see how that sniper missed from this range.”

Chase returns to the warehouse having dropped everyone off at the PCPD, but says Dante hasn’t checked in with him. Sonny looks very concerned, as Jason is looking very concerned over Dante’s body.

So, what did you think of the first episode back for Steve Burton as Jason Morgan? Will it be revealed that he has been infiltrating this organization to save Sonny? Does Jason not know his true identify? What do you think is going on?  As for Dante, will he pass out from his injuries and not identify Jason was even there on the roof with him? Comment below.

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Steve Burton Confirms ‘General Hospital’ Head Writer Switch Changed Jason’s Comeback Storyline

General Hospital viewers will see today, Monday, March 4th, the beginnings of the return storyline for Steve Burton and his character of Jason Morgan.

Just how did the recent head writing regime change at GH alter the plans for story for Jason’s comeback? As had been rumored, seems plenty. Back on January 22nd, it was revealed that Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor had been replaced by Patrick Mulcahey and Elizabeth Korte. At that time, Burton had already signed-on to return to the daytime drama for the first time since being let go towards the end of 2021.

Speaking with Soap Opera Digest, Steve confirmed that what we will see on-air is from the new head writers and that the direction of the story changed, “So apparently there was a whole different story planned and then the head writer switch happened and then they kind of rebooted (the story arc). I know Patrick (Mulcahey, one of the new head writers) a little bit, but I really know Elizabeth Korte (who was promoted to co-head writer).”

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Burton added, “There’s no one in the building that loves that show, knows the history of the character, and is invested in it 100 percent than Elizabeth. There has never been a more deserved promotion, ever. Once I know that she was (one of the head writers), I was like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be good! I cannot wait.’ And it has been exactly that. Everything has been amazing.”‘

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In addition, during an Instagram live on Monday with his podcast and comedy show partner, GH star, Bradford Anderson (Spinelli), Burton also commented on the upcoming story arc which brings Jason back to Port Charles. Steve expressed, “The story is not going to disappoint. The scenes are super deep. Frank (Valentini, EP, GH)  and the new head writers took some time to really think this out.”

Burton, being a longtime veteran of the soaps, said Jason’s return is not just isolated to be about him. “Great story on daytime should involve a myriad of people across the board and where it effects everybody,” he shared. The popular fan favorite feels that this story delivers on all levels.

So, what do you think about the head writer change and how it prompted the plans for Jason’s return? Comment below.


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Days Of Our Lives

Jason Cook Recalls Landing His Soap Roles as DAYS Shawn-Douglas Brady and GH’s Matt Hunter

Daytime fans remember Jason Cook when he became wildly-popular as Hope (Kristian Alfonso) and Bo’s (Peter Reckell) son, Shawn-Douglas Brady on Days of our Lives from 1999-2006. He later made a brief return in the role in 2015 for the series 50th anniversary.

After departing DAYS, Cook was offered a role on General Hospital as Dr. Matt Hunter, the younger brother to Dr. Patrick Drake (Jason Thompson) from 2008-2012. However, during his time on the soaps, and after, Cook has been focusing on his behind the scenes roles and passion as writer and a director of feature films.

Last week, the Michael Fairman Channel welcomed Jason, along with two of the stars of his latest film, Four for Fun, Brytni Sarpy (Elena, Y&R) and Jacob Young (ex-AMC, B&B, GH). During the conversation, Cook revealed his continued admiration for the soap medium and the actors who work in it, and how it came to pass that he landed his parts on Days of our Lives, and then on General Hospital.

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Cook spoke on becoming the on-screen son of soap opera’s most iconic couples, Bo and Hope: “I auditioned for Fran Bascom. She was the Days of our Lives casting director at the time. I was never a great auditioner, I don’t think. She made me feel really comfortable. I remember that screen test. And then, I remember when I got the part, I was actually working at a company at a desk job. I got the call at work and I just screamed, and at the time I didn’t quit my job. But then, I got that contract when I was 19-years-old and it totally changed my life.”

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But, was Jason aware how key to the show being Bo and Hope’s son would be? “Yeah, my older sister was a fan of the show. She definitely let me know that I better not mess it up, because I was gonna ruin her favorite couple,” he shared. “I remember she printed out the family tree and it looked like a physics diagram. It was so complicated. A lot of detailed work went into it. But, I was excited.”

After being a known entity with a large fan following, eventually Cook made his way to a new role on General Hospital. Jason explained, “GH was fun. That was a situation where Brian Frons (ex-ABC Daytime President) brought me over there. I just told him I didn’t want to be like or want to do Shawn. He’s like, ‘Well, what do you wanna do?’ I said, ‘How can I screw things up around here and shake things up?'”

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From that conversation things began to formulate. Cook revealed, “We started talking about the TV series House. I think in soaps, there’s an assumption if you’re going on a show that everybody wants to be the hero. I was like, ‘I don’t want to (be). I want to screw everything up.’ And then, they wrote it in that Matt Hunter burns the hospital down within like six months. I was like really proud about that. The other part that I loved about that character is that Matt, and his older brother Patrick (Jason Thompson), were both neurosurgeons. And if you (an actor) resigned your contract (with the show) you go to Patrick, you see Patrick. And if you don’t resign your contract, you see my character, because my character was going to kill you every time.”

For more on the interview, make sure to check out the replay of the livestream conversation below with Jason, Brytni Sarpy and Jacob Young.  Now let us know, did you enjoy Jason as Shawn-D and Matt on GH? Do you hope someday he might return on-screen to the soaps? Let us know in the comment section.

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