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    General Hospital Possibly Recasting Jason Morgan Role?

    Tuesday, February 04 2014


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    Is Burton being recast or is this Victor Cassadine's way of getting Robin to do his bidding?

    In a jaw-dropping exodus, Steve Burton left General Hospital after 21 years as Jason Morgan. The actor revealed the reason behind his departure to TVGuide saying, "I've been through 21 years of ups and downs with 'GH' — regime changes, cast and crew changes, budget cuts, shakeups of one kind or another, and it's been nothing but a huge positive in my life and for my family. I have no complaints, no negative feelings at all. But it's time to go. I'm going to take some time off and do nothing but relax, just enjoy life a little bit with my wife and kids. I've bought a home in Tennessee, way out in the country outside Nashville. [Laughs] Probably too far out in the country! I've been talking about leaving 'GH' and moving there for the last seven years. The timing was never right and then the economy crashed and I couldn't sell my house in California. I went there many years ago when I did the movie 'The Last Castle' and loved it. Tennessee reminded me of growing up in Ohio. The people are nice, it's family oriented and, now that my kids are 6 and almost 9, I want to get them planted. My contract was coming up at 'GH' so we put the house up for sale again and it went in, like, eight weeks. That opened the door for me to leave 'GH'.

    The actor and the studio could not come to an agreement to have Burton flown in for episodes so the actor left and turned up on "The Young And The Restless" a short time later to portray Nikki's (Melody Thomas Scott) son, Dylan McAvoy. One show's loss turned into another's gain, and fans moved on but in yesterday's "General Hospital" episode, Victor Cassadine (Thaao Penghlis) held up a photo of Jason and asked Robin (Kimberly McCullough) to help save him, alluding to the possibility that Jason is still alive and cryogenically frozen. From today's "GH" recap, "Faison knew Jason would be an asset one day so he had some colleagues in a boat nearby drag Jason out of the water. They took him to the clinic in Switzerland, where Robin was. When Robin’s family came to rescue her all hell broke loose and Obrecht knew she had to move the most valuable patients. She dropped Robin off in Corinth, and Helena and Stavros went to Cassadine Island, along with Jason, and all three are now in suspended animation. Victor tells Robin that if she agrees to help save his family, she can save Jason too." If Victor is serious, this could mean a recast for Jason Morgan. Soaps.com wonders who you'd like to see play the part? Feel free to comment on the possibilities.



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    USER COMMENTS

    Posted by jorie at Tuesday, February 04 2014 01:39 PM

    IF MICHAEL MUHNEY COMES TO GH ,I WOULD WATCH, I THOUGHT I DIDN'T LIKE JASON ,BUT NOW SEEING SB ON Y&R ,I KNOW IT WAS HIM,I'D JUST FF FRANCO/RH SCENES,

    Posted by jorie at Tuesday, February 04 2014 01:59 PM

    SB IS ONE OF JFP'S PETS ,HES NOT COMING BACK TO GH.

    Posted by Janice1957 at Tuesday, February 04 2014 05:32 PM

    If Robin must leave, please recast her leaving the door open for her to return. We were in suspense for two years and I know for whatever reason she is leaving the story again, it is devasting for the fans and what about her husband and Emma. Sabrina is having Carlos baby and a heart break for Patrick an Emma again.

    Posted by kwyant at Tuesday, February 04 2014 05:32 PM

    Leave Steve Burton where he is on Y & R. He is a good character on that show as Dillon McAvoy. Don't put him on back on General Hospital.

    Posted by Axl Rose at Tuesday, February 04 2014 06:05 PM

    Michael Muhney as Jason Morgan

    Posted by aqua-sheep at Tuesday, February 04 2014 08:04 PM

    I would watch GH if Michael Muhney came there. I am heartbroken over losing him from Y&R but if he went to another soap, I could definitely learn to love another character he played.

    Posted by diamond1972 at Tuesday, February 04 2014 08:20 PM

    While I would like to see Steve Burton back as Jason, he has moved on and so should GH. I feel this way about the Robin character as well. Kimberly McCullough is moving on to direct a movie. Why did they go through all this mess only to have her leave to go bring Jason back to life. Robin needs to be recast as well. Then if after Kimberly McCullough wants to come back after she is finish then fine.

    Posted by gammonje at Wednesday, February 05 2014 09:06 AM

    Ex OLTL Trevor St. John or ex Y&R Micheal Muhney.

    Posted by gammonje at Wednesday, February 05 2014 09:07 AM

    Meant to write this also if SB doesn't come back which I don't think he will.

    Posted by Adam Love at Wednesday, February 05 2014 02:27 PM

    I Want so bad for Michael Muhney to come to GH, But not as Jason. I was never a real fan of the character or the actor SB. Michael Muhney has more layers of character in him, he can pull off anything.

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