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Steve Burton Teases His GH Return: "There’s Going To Be Lots Of Surprises!"

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Viewers of General Hospital and Steve Burton got some inside dish and teases from Burton himself following the announcement this week that Steve is headed back to his old stomping ground of 22 years! During a facebook live chat and answering questions from inquisitive fans, Burton expressed some key points.

As to if he will playing Jason Morgan, now that Billy Miller is in the role, the two-time Daytime Emmy winner related “You know I can’t say anything about the story. All I know is it’s going to be real soon and there’s going to be a lot of surprises. So stay tuned. We’re going to have a lot of fun!”

When the events transpired behind the scenes to bring Burton back to Port Charles, he would not be more eager: “I can’t wait. It’s been my home for so long. It’s like my family there. We’re just really looking forward to reuniting.”  He called the turn of events, “Amazing.”

Steve revealed that it was Maurice Benard’s (Sonny, GH) agent, who recently became his agent which precipitated talks with ABC and the show to bring him home to General Hospital. Burton had not had agent representation in years as he noted during the live chat.

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When asked how long he will be in Port Charles, and if it’s a short visit or long term stay, Burton promised: “I’ll be there for a while.”

So, what surprises to you think are in store for viewers of GH with Burton’s imminent return? Are you betting on him playing the real Jason, a faux Jason, a whole new character?  Share your theories in the comment section below!

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Patrick
Patrick

“… He called the turn of events… “Amazing ” ”

oh joy luck club – who can bear this

” I’ll be their for a while ” no such luck on the Guest Star arc

“we’re going to have a lot of fun”

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Scott5
Scott5

Steve’s return gets this response from me. ZzzZzzz. Too bad the agent didn’t tell Maurice and Steve to retire.

Terry
Terry

He has to be a twin. When Robin had Jason in the lab, it was supposed to be pre plastic surgery (SB) Jason. That is why Robin recognized him as Jason. That’s also why we only saw below and behind his head, and since SB was already on Y&R. So either he is a twin or a Casadine henchman who has pre-plastic surgery Jason face.

So Billy Miller is the real Jason.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Who cares anymore? The story’s so convoluted! (Double yawn)

MB
MB

If they are twins, Burton doesn’t have to be the twin and shouldn’t be, Miller should be.
Steve is Jason Morgan, if he’s not, there’s no point bringing him back. If lapsed GH fans would come back for Steve, it would be for Steve to be Jason, not another character.

GramS
GramS

Pffffft…..I’m over this guy. His monotone voice put me to sleep. No energy in the character he was responsible for. Put him back in the cryogenics lab.

Taelyn
Taelyn

I love his voice. It played in to the description of “Stone Cold”. So in truth I love both versions of Jason.. it took awhile for me to accept the obvious difference. But over time he adopted some of Jason’s traits.. Either way if BOTH are Jason and BM Is a replicant who is innocent and knows no other life Well Then it gets interesting because Sam loves Both, and will have to accept she has a CHILD with Both.
So regardless it will make an interesting story as all parties find their place in Point Charles.

(UNLESS THEY PLAN TO LET BILLY GO. ) ~shrug~

Soaphound
Soaphound

Me too, gramS. Enough of the phony exit stories and bouncing around. Billy Miller can act rings around SB.

jen i bowman
jen i bowman

I feel terrible for Billy. Everyone saw how popular Billy is and how loved Billy and Kelly are. They do not need to take a 3 year long love story away from us. Give Steve another character.

Phyliss
Phyliss

I agree..Billy Miller is Jason Morgan,and he is well loved by his fans ..viewers at GH.Steve quit.I do hope that Steve is not being brought back to GH and role of Jason taken from Billy Miller..Would be so wrong,and many would stop watching GH

Taelyn
Taelyn

Agreed to a point….. IF Billy is not the O.G Jason, Sam could still choose to stay with Replicant if he is in truth a victim as well, and as the Mother of his child. Along with the fact that she’s loved him for the last 3 years.

Diane
Diane

I know who Steve is coming back as. His twin brother, that is the little boy in the picture with franco…Jasons Twin

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Yeah, his return was the surprise, especially since he vowed that he wanted to grow his business, etc., rather than work on GH. Oh, well . . .whatever . . . (Yawn)

Soaphound
Soaphound

Me too, Nancy. Why can’t anyone be honest and say, “I’m bored and unless they pay me a boatload of more money, I’m going over to bore YOUNG AND RESTLESS viewers now”. One thing about Billy Miller…he never used a “business” excuse. Anyway, I adore BM and pray they don’t mess with him…or us!

dmr
dmr

The character he played on the Young and the Restless, Dylan, was incredibly boring!

jaybird369
jaybird369

Soaphound…EXACTLY!!!!! To me, Billy Miller is a WAY BETTER ACTOR than that Steve Burton dude. Oh…and I think that SB does nothing but CONTRADICT HIMSELF!!!!! BEYOND LAME!!!!!

Later.

Ivy
Ivy

Super excited to see him return! HE NEEDS TO COME BACK AS JASON MORGAN!!! NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE HIM! THIS IS ALL HELENA’S DOING!!!

Celia
Celia

That’s what I said, Ivy—Helena did it, LOL.

Shay
Shay

Yes, most probably Helena did it, CeeCeeGirl! (Doesn’t she always? LOL.) But having said that, I really cannot understand the brouhaha over Burton’s return, as long as Billy Miller retains his place on the GH canvas, as well. I was generally pretty neutral on SB’s Jason whilst he was around and when he left, I was okay with that, too. It made for good drama, which probably never would have happened if he stayed for that regime change which saw most of the beloved legacy characters downgraded and/or discarded like yesterday’s trash in favor of numerous insipid newbies and “vet gets” from other soaps. We most likely also wouldn’t have gotten the all-too-brief treat of a resurrected AJ either, since his “return from the dead” was predicated upon Monica’s inconsolable grief over Jason’s demise…I also believe Sean Kanan’s last stint was largely—-if not totally—made possible in order to placate disappointed longtime Burton fans who fondly remembered the days when these two portrayed a virtually-identical pair of Q half-bros. Just a thought…At any rate, I’m hoping we will get an interesting and—at the least, somewhat plausible—explanation for this actor’s return to Port Charles with a character and storyline that shows both imagination and fealty to the background of Jason Quartermaine/Morgan as he was originally presented. If those two issues are approached with respect and forethought, then this “big event” may just help GH turn around its deplorable state of disarray and overdependence on too many uninspired nouveau characters that simply are not working!

Sue M.
Sue M.

I like who is playing Jason now! Steve Burton left GH to do other things. To be on another soap opera.
Why the turn around? Thought he wanted to be done with GH.. As I said I like the one who is playing Jason now!

MICHELLE
MICHELLE

My thoughts exactly! He left…following Jill Farren Phelps to YR and saying he wanted to live in Tennesee, I think it was. Now, he’s back…so Rebecca Budig, Michael Easton and Kathleen Gati are out of a job. I was just starting to root for Finn and Hayden, also the growing relationship between Hayden and Elizabeth as sisters. Also, what’s gonna happen to Billy Miller? I’ve accepted him as Jason.

I don’t know if anyone remembers this, but it looks like turnabout is fair play for Rebecca — in a way. A popular actor returning to a role has lead to her ouster. The same thing happened to the actress, who took over the part of All My Children’s Greenlee. Rebecca wanted to return and TPTB were so hyped about that, they unceremoniously dumped the new actress in the part, just as she was finding her see legs.

What was so egregious about that was ABC ran promos touting Rebeccs’s return, saying
” ‘the real” Greenlee is back” — while the new actress’ work was still airing. I know it’s “the business,” nonetheless ABC’s actions were sooooo tacky and disrespectful! I’m not saying any of this was Rebecca’s fault; it’s just ironic how things play out sometimes…

Soaphound
Soaphound

Oh, Michelle, how unfair is all of this? Who decided the show rises and falls on the presence of Steve Burton? All these first rate actors have to suffer (not to mention the audience) because some soaphopper decides he needs a regular paycheck. Well, if Billy goes, so do I. Hope it’s worth it to them.

dmr
dmr

I’ve just never been a fan of Rebecca Budig. I remember her as Greenlee, I wasn’t a fan then, either…as for Steve Burton’s return, I’ll hope for the best, and well, you know the rest..

Vicki
Vicki

Amen she’s gone. Her character was convoluted in the first place. No one will miss Hayden. As far as Steves return goes GH apparently to be worried about RC at Days and what’s up there. I think that’s why they have him back. I hope it can all be worked out. Hey maybe Liz can get rid of Franco now…lol

Gadys
Gadys

JASON MORGAN!!!!! YES I do like Billy….he’s a good guy… BUT THERE’S ONLY ONE JASON…. and Billy’s NOT HIM!!! Give Billy another Character…… and let JASON BE JASON!!! I’M SOOOOOO FRICKEN HAPPY HE’S FINALLY COMING HOME!!! I waited… never gave up believing and it paid off!!

Heather Roberts
Heather Roberts

I couldn’t agree more. I like Billy a lot just not as Jason. Steve Burton will always be Jason in my eyes. I am very curious to see this all play out especially since Sam just gave birth to Scout. I can’t imagine SB playing anyone but Jason Morgan.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Billy is a great actor but no one can play Jason like Steve. I’m glad he is coming home I have missed him.

Shelly Kidwell
Shelly Kidwell

Jason has a twin , Billy Miller is Jason’s twin . Remember when they tryed to pass Franko has his twin . Just as long as Billy stays on show . Billy will be the Dr and him and Sam will stay together in the end . It is a good thing cant wait to see jason and sonny back together but it will be short jason will take over and sonny will leave the mob after he takes out a couple of people lol

fginaspy
fginaspy

I prefer Billy Miller in the role as Jason. I can live without Steve Burton on my TV screen. I agree with GramS about his voice. How he wins Emmys I don’t understand. I hope his story is better written than the two Todds story when Roger Howarth returned to OLTL.

Celia
Celia

Agree with your thinking. I am not familiar with Burton’s Jason ( wasn’t watching during his tenure), but many an actor/actress wins an award because of one scene, popularity or an existing bias for said performer.
For me, the beat example is Gina Tognoni. I can’t think of anything outstanding she did, as Phyllis, to merit an Emmy…….not when Nancy Grahna and/or Laura Wright were in the running.

Taelyn
Taelyn

You say you’re not familiar. You might want to catch up on you tube. He played the part for like ’22’ years.And has a very different personality and an ingrained loyalty to Sonny, Carly, and Michael. Billys version IS Different, not bad just different. He does not have these loyalties or even closeness.. And Sam always understood his loyalty. I love Billy M. And don’t want to lose him. So if SB IS the real Jason. I hope they can find a way to keep Jason2/Jake around.

Soaphound
Soaphound

Well, Celia, I agree. Laura Wright was especially awesome this year in that Nelle debacle. Gosh, I wish you had seen her first Emmy win years ago for the storyline where Michael got sent to prison. I will never forget her look of horror and disbelief when the judge gave him a 5-year sentence. It was both breathtaking and heartbreaking. As much as I like Gina Tognoni, she’s never affected me emotionally the way Laura Wright has.

dmr
dmr

Celia, I think that Nancy Lee Grahn deserved to win this year. Her portrayal as a woman coming undone, unraveling, feeling tortured, and numbing herself with alcohol was outstanding. She took that material and made it her own. She was incredible and deserved to win!

su0000
su0000

ahaa yah sure——
”Steve Burton Teases His GH Return: “There’s Going To Be Lots Of Surprises!”

That is bs promotion speak..
J&S couldn’t write an actual Suprise if they were forced to by threats of torture..

A big build-up that will ppppfttttt as all the other surprises.

Anyways.. the promotion may will be more exciting than the surprise..

Thing is;
GH is so totally boring that the slightest upbeat moment will seem like a WOW because the standard has dropped so terribly low that not much of anything above the low standard will be surprising .. LOL

Crystal
Crystal

Love Steve! I was super upset when he left and although I was disappointed when he joined YR, I was still happy for him. It was hard for me to accept Billy as Jason at first when he was with Liz but, when he got with Sam, all was well. The chemistry they share is amazing and I believe he’s done a fantastic job. As much as I always wanted Steve back, I feel that this will push Billy out and that upsets me. What the heck will they do? I can’t see the writers doing a good job with this. What, have Billy’s Jason be an imposter? So, Scout and all of what they shared is a lie? Have Steve play Jason’s twin? Stupid! So then that opens doors for the whole jiz/jasam crap again? I’m over that. I think they should’ve brought him back in Sam’s hallucinations. Kelly has great chemistry with either men but, Billy took that role when Steve left.

Keffen
Keffen

I will accept SB..he is the true Jason Morgan!

Fran
Fran

I agree 100%. there are much better story lines for SB. I f they push out Billy for Steve, and that stupid twin story line I’m done with GH. I’m 62 and have watched since I was a kid. tired of these stupid stories.GH has been sooo good latetly, why mess it up ,because SB wants back in / shame on GH !

Donna
Donna

I’m really not crazy about this idea. Steve wanted to leave, and now he wants to return? Sounds like he can’t make up his mind. And Billy Miller is doing a fantastic job as Jason, and he has incredible chemistry with Kelly Monaco, so I’m hoping there won’t be any changes made there. If Steve must return to General Hospital, I hope that he will only be around for a while. (I’m thinking that Sam will have some kind of dream or flashback and see Steve Burton’s face as Jason. But I am still not crazy about this idea. I just don’t see the point of bringing him back at all).

Steve
Steve

Actors leaving on their own accord and returning a few years later is commonplace. Among GH’s current cast, the following have all CHOSE to leave and return:
Sonny
Laura
Felicia
Lucas
Scott

Donna
Donna

As long as Billy Miller stays on as Jason, it won’t matter to me. But if he is removed to bring back Steve Burton, who decided to go, then I won’t be too happy about that.

Stacey
Stacey

Helena had him and changed his face to look like jason. Valentine took over when she died and released him now that hes in prison!!!

Soaphound
Soaphound

I agree with you Donna. Either they’re desperate for a ratings boost (which I understand on a business level) or they really believe SB’s wishes/demands are the most important thing since the invention of the wheel. THAT I will never understand. But l’ll try and stay hopeful they will keep our beloved Billy…or they’ll be losing me. Not that they care…but I do.

Donna
Donna

Thank you Soaphound. Yes, I will be very upset if they remove Billy Miller over this. I really hope that Miller stays on GH and as Jason no matter what they do.

SZima
SZima

This is going to be terrible! No matter who/how/why SB comes back as, it’s going to be a convoluted mess and these writers CAN NOT BE TRUSTED to write a decent storyline.
I predict SB will be bored in less that a year and be gone, leaving a mess in his wake.
I can’t believe GH and ABC are this stupid!

Carrie Nauseda
Carrie Nauseda

Cannot wait!! I am so excited and thrilled! I love Steve! He has fabulous chemistry with everyone he works with! Even the bad guys lol Welcome Home Steve!

downtownla
downtownla

The only way I’ll be happy with his return is if Billy Miller turns out to b AJ. I am sure it won’t happen. I haven’t even worked out in my head if the timeframe makes sense, but just looking for a way for them to rebuild the Q’s.

Howard
Howard

I m still trying to put grasp it all. Billy Miller–has delivered amazing performances in the character.I hope he continues in the role. 1 of 2 things.. Hopefully with Steve Burtons return,it could mean that Heather knew all along of twins or….Helena and the Chimera are behind it. But I can bare to watch right now watching Sam crumble. Going to be interesting. If they are twins, that neans more Quartermaine aires. Or….they need Doctors at GH..all sooo very interesting.

Daisy
Daisy

I’m not going to say who I prefer in the role, because who cares. I don’t know how to feel about this news. I suppose if the writers handle it well, it could be good. If they decide to make BM Jason’s twin, then I think what is happening to Sam now could really play into that story. You know, maybe not wanting a husband who is in the mob ISN’T a sign of mental illness, wouldn’t that be radical? What do you think writers? I know, b itches be crazy and all, but it’s something to think about it.

If they decide to keep BM as Jason, maybe SB could be either be the twin, or someone who had plastic surgery to make himself look like Jason, to mess with Sam. Either way, good writing is a MUST.

As long as Miller has agency and isn’t Greg Vaughan’ed, bygones. If not…

Lynne
Lynne

If he comes back as the person to take over sonny ‘s business than it opens up a lot of storylines to explore with a lot of the characters

Delores
Delores

Finally the REAL Jason is returning. I quit watching GH for awhile after he left and started watching Y&R just to see him. Billy Miller was a total bore as Jason Morgan. Can’t wait for StoneCold to return. Missed you Steve.

Patty
Patty

I am so happy I can’t stand it I always hoped Steve would come back. I reallyyyyy love Billy as
Jason he has done a fantastic job. Stepping into such big shoes to fill with people not giving him a
Chance to show his talents was wrong and I felt bad. Billy has done such a great job beyond my
Wildest dreams I have grown to love him as Jason. He is so sweet and caring but I hate to say I love love
Steve as Jason I grew up watching steve as Jason. I feel so happy he is coming back but also sad
And conflicted about Billy. Should be great to see what happens I am sure GH can pull it off. Excited.

Charday
Charday

I want AJ Quartermaine to return to GH (whether played by Burton or another actor). I’m still waiting on Monica to confront Sonny for murdering her son. But since this scene never happened (on camera), makes me think AJ is still alive. Also, while you’re at it GH, bring back Nikolas Cassadine and Britt Westbourne.

Stefani
Stefani

Question to the Jasam fans.

Even if Billy stays on as Jason, do you seriously think that Jasam are never going to be split up and put with other people? Because if you do, you don’t know soap operas. Couples are split up and the characters are given other love stories all the time. Hell Luke and Laura, the most iconic supercouole of all time, didn’t end up together. Luke and Tracy pretty much got their happy ending with both of them off the show, and Laura is with Kevin now. Jasam is not immune to it whether it’s Billy or Steve in the role.

Dawn D
Dawn D

I truly hope he will be a doctor and be a Q again. WELCOME BACK STEVE!! you have been missed from a old time viewer!

dmr
dmr

I posted something similar below. I miss the Quartermaine Family. I always hoped that Jason would remember his family roots and remember that he went to medical school.

Judith
Judith

Please take Burton back to GH and give us Billie Miller at Y&R! We miss our Billie.

GramS
GramS

We have a wonderful Billy at Y & R. TPTB have said Jason is going nowhere. Billy Miller dumped us at Y&R for greener pastures so he can stay at GH.

JL
JL

Billy Miller was nerver Jason in my eyes… he just doesn’t have it. Like Steve, Billy Miller will always be “Billy” from Y&R to me. And Billy Miller is off to do a prime time show… so bring it on I have so missed Stone Cold!!! Will be great to see Steve back on the

Patrick
Patrick

CAN… any one; answer

since “Jason” is adopted… isn’t that a possibility… he really could have a twin ?

I can’t answer if GH has shared how much of “Jason” biological family is known.

any way : ” I will be here for a while” I guess that’s to see just how well he is faring in the role.

I truly can deal with either or ( Steve / Billy ) . it’s Kelly Monaco. her character is so uninteresting.

Jackie
Jackie

I really believe this is very low budget of abc to let an actor Billy Miller make the character his own and then since Steve Burton is available again take the rug out from under him. Three years Is a lot of
Time and to me is nough time. I do not want Steve Burton back and just think this is so unfair to Billy Miller

Soaphound
Soaphound

YAY, Jackie, finally another voice I agree with. Billy is a one-of-a-kind original actor. I saw that from Day One of his Y&R stint. I remember calling my friend at work telling her, “Wait till you get home and see this guy. He’s a REAL actor, such charisma”. I still feel that way. To me, SB is a more-or-less standard, bland soap actor. But I know many disagree. Let’s hope both men, and we, are treated decently and fairly in this potential disaster.

jaybird369
jaybird369

Soaphound…to me, Steve Burton (and his ONE-NOTE acting) are BLAND…PERIOD!!!!!

Later.

Glenn
Glenn

I think he is going to be a ‘friendly’ mob guy that buys Sonny’s properties.

Rita
Rita

Maybe Steve will be Jason and Billy will actually have been a resurrected AJ after all this time. Billy’s build is closer to Sean Kanan’s than Steve Burton’s, after all!

Steve
Steve

AJ is the older brother. Miller is 13 years younger than Kanan and 8 younger than Burton.

rebecca1
rebecca1

I don’t think anyone would or should care about the age difference of the actors. I don’t think that’s the way they’re going to go but if they did the age thing wouldn’t even be in my mind. They all look around the same age…

Steve
Steve

When it comes to romantic pairings, I see your point, but having the older brother be almost a decade younger would be obvious. Miller definitely looks younger than Burton.

When Franco was believed to be Jason’s twin, it made sense, because they looked about the same age. That story was retconned before Miller took over the role.

Granted, we’ve come to accept the small age differences in parental relationships (Olivia/Dante, Julian/Sam and Laura/Nik). Siblings are a different story.

Angel
Angel

He’s AJ

Ashlee
Ashlee

Just like when we all got excited when Jonathan Jackson came back as Lucky, didn’t like an aspect of the job & then quickly left again – ultimately killing the true character. So, what was the point then? What is the point now. I liked SB until he left for the country & a peaceful life, which actually was just another soap. Can’t believe this guy…

rose
rose

The big challenge is how writers can develop a plausible (tricky word to use in a soap) story with both actors and characters Billy/Jason and Steve/Jason. Hope they can pull it off. Will be waiting.

Patrick
Patrick

Steve Burton is not fooling any one. His press of his two emmy wins does nothing

How is it possible that he won over john anniston and “abe carver”.

Total sham he’s a waste of energy

He’s cashing in. He has a band /restaurant / nutrition fitness qvc that he has a vested interest. Epic fail and has only his blue eyes that mean anything

ScoobyDum
ScoobyDum

Remember when they did this same exact storyline on One Life to Live with Todd Manning/Victor Lord, Jr….or when they did it on Days of Our Lives with Roman Brady/John Black? Or when they did this story with….You can see my point hopefully 😉

Keffen
Keffen

I m glad he’s back..now write a story for Jasam

And there children Danny+ Scout

Sandie
Sandie

As far as I’m concerned I am SICK of all this crap going on . 1st They are letting Rebecca (Hayden) go,,which is beyond a completely STUPID decision. She is a extremely gifted actress,, plus she’s in the middle of a good storyline WTH ARE THESE WRITERS THINKING?
2nd So PISSED about WDV (Julian) ,, of course I didn’t like what he did to Alexis,,but they did try to correct it. Julian and Alexis are one of my favorite couples
3rd So all this havoc goes back to bringing back a one note BORING AS HELL Steve Burton. He has no talent,,sorry to those who like him. But his monotone, blank look on his face makes me cringe! GH has sunk to another level of LOW!
I’m done with GH! ABSOLUTELY DONE!

dmr
dmr

All I want is for the Quartermaine Family to be resurrected. I would love Jason to remember his Quartermaine heritage. Remember that he went to medical school. Respect his legacy. I miss the Quartermaine Family. I loved watching them in the 90’s. They were always so comical and had so much chemistry with one another. They were fun to watch. I am sick to death of the mob, sick to death of Sonny, sick to death of Carly-and their offspring. The show needs a new focus.

Dawn D
Dawn D

Jason is not adopted. He has a different mother but Alan was his father just FYI. After today’s epi I’m nervous Jason will be the new mob boss since Sonny wants to retire. However Steve is a great actor and if written well he will rock. Maybe update the “mob” from the Godfather days? Jason and family are as boring as watching paint dry.

Christy
Christy

I hope it’s Not the “I’m the real Jason and the other different looking one is my twin, brainwashed to think he’s Jason.

Hmmmm where have we and this same producer heard this before?

Hmmmm could be One Life to Live? when towards the show ending they brought back the original Todd (Roger Howarth) and we find out that they are indeed twins (the one that was in town for eight years had been brainwashed to think he was the real Todd and also had his face changed too) and then fake Todd (Victor) was shot and killed by, maybe the real Todd, or maybe by someone else… And then at the very last scene of the last ABC day of the soap, its revealed that Victor wasn’t dead but actually tied to a bed by another cookoo head.

Ahhhh, the memories! 🙂

PJ
PJ

He has to come back as the real Jason Morgan. Though the other guy has done better than anyone expected, he’s still not Steve Burton. It will be devastating for Steve to return as someone else. I’m sure the writers can find a way to let both remain on the soap but Steve needs to be the real, one and only Jason. Also he should be reunited with Sam and start working with Sonny again. Now those were the days!!!

Fran
Fran

back in the day ,I loved Steve as Jason, but sorry to say Billy Miller hands down is a MUCH better Jason. I like the possibility that Steve could be AJ. that would make a great story and lots of mahem !

Fran
Fran

although I have always loved Steve Burton, I would hate to see Billy Miller have to leave. I think he plays an awesome Jason ! please give Steve another role ( as was done with Michael Easton) Jason (Billy) really loves Sam and the kids ( one of which is his !) as for the possible twin thing, I hope they have Sam pick Billy !) Carly knows he is the real Jason, has from the get go , when no one else did.

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General Hospital to Air Encore Episodes On ‘Flashback Fridays’ To Help Stretch Out Originals During COVID-19 Shutdown

With the coronavirus changing our lives every today, and a return to production in the air for so many TV series, General Hospital will now air four new episodes a week to stretch out the remaining episodes they have banked before the COVID-10 pandemic forced soap opera production to come to a full work stoppage.

Now, starting this Friday, om the April 6th, the ABC daytime drama series w will air repeat episodes every Friday through May 22.

These encore presentations will be called “Flashback Fridays,” and each episode will feature an introduction from a  General Hospital cast member.

To kick things off, this Friday, the series will air a repeat of last year’s 56th-anniversary episode, with an  intro by Laura Wright. GH fans will recall that episode centered around the reading of the late Gail Baldwin’s will.

According to The Wrap:  :At the time of the production break, the ABC soap had enough episodes pre-taped to carry originals into May.”

Tomorrow on April 1st, will also mark GH’s 57th anniversary.

So what do you think of the plan to stretch out original episodes bu adding in one encore a week; until GH can get back to producing more episodes? Comment below?

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The Triumphant Return of Kelly Thiebaud As GH’s Dr. Britt Westbourne

When a shocked Nurse Felix Dubois (Marc Anthony Samuel) exclaimed “Dear lord, the Britch is back,” after seeing none other than Dr. Britt Westbourne with her lab coat hovering around the nurses station at “General Hospital”, you knew things were about to go down on the ABC daytime drama series.

Over the past few weeks, Kelly Thiebaud has been in action on-screen on General Hospital as the the trouble-making, complicated, Britt.   Since returning to the canvas, viewers learned that: Britt has been paroled from her previous crimes, seems to say she believes and actually likes her half-brother, Peter August (Wes Ramsey), has confronted her mutter in jail (Liesl Obrecht played by Kathleen Gati), whom Peter framed, and showed up at Brad’s (Parry Shen) hearing to be there for her bestie, who has been in hot water for the baby switch of Wiley.

But, there have been a lot more intriguing things than even that! Britt is now hitting the sheets with none-other than Julian (William deVry), and also let him know in no uncertain terms she knows his part in the whole Brad cover-up.   But what is her true motive?  We also learned in a run-in at GH, that Neil (Joe Flanigan) and Britt know each other from somewhere.  He is trying to put his finger on just where, but does Britt know? Probably!

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However, the best  and most entertaining moment on soaps last week was when Britt arrived in her lab coat to GH and revealed to both Felix and Liz (Rebecca Herbst) that she had worked hard enough to be able to get her medical license restored … and that Monica (Leslie Charleson) brought her on with a provisional acceptance as a temporary replacement for Dr. Kim Nero as an OBGYN for the hospital. Felix says give it two weeks and she will do something to mess things up.

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Just then, in our favorite scene of the week, Nikolas (Marcus Coloma) and Ava (Maura West) happen by, and when Britt, who is Nik’s ex, sees him she saunters over to him and slaps him hard across the face and spits out, “That’s for Spencer.”  She goes on to berate him for how he hurt his son; by letting him believe that his father was dead for three years!  Britt tells Nikolas it would serve him right if Spencer knew spoke to him again.

Next, Elizabeth chimes in and tells Britt to stop acting all high and mighty.  Britt fires back that she is not surprised that Liz, another one of Nik’s ex’s, would defend him.  Britt says, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.”

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Scene after scene, Kelly Thiebaud has lit up the screen and put the “feisty” back onto the ABC soap opera.  As an actress, Kelly can go from the heavy drama, to the comedic, to the sexy, all with ease.

In the March 30th issue of Soap Opera Digest, Thiebaud said of her return:  “Frank Valentini reached out to me the beginning of the year and mentioned that the writers wanted to bring me back for a bit.  I said,’Of course, I will,  I would love nothing more than that!”‘ I just really connect with Britt and have a blast playing her.”

So let us know, have you been enjoying the return of Kelly as Dr. Britt Westbourne, thus far? What do you think Britt is up to? Comment below.

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