As previously reported, General Hospital Blog shared the news regarding Steve Burton leaving his role on CBS’ The Young and the Restless after only 3 years. Burton left his 21 year role as Jason (Quartermaine) Morgan in 2012, and joined Y&R as Dylan McAvoy in 2013.
In the midst of all the actor swapping drama that went on between ABC’s General Hospital and CBS’ Y&R, GH was able to snag up Billy Miller (ex- Billy Abbott, Y&R) to take over the role of the iconic ‘Stonecold’, Jason Morgan.
Fast forward to this Fall, there was much confusion once again caused by news revolving around Steve Burton, Billy Miller, and their respective daytime dramas. General Hospital rumors were swirling after news broke out of Steve’s departure from Y&R, and fans automatically started to speculate, wondering if Billy Miller was on his way out of GH, leaving room for Steve Burton to reprise his role.
When Steve left in 2012, it was one of the biggest upsets in General Hospital history. Fans were upset and angry, and many didn’t want to welcome Billy Miller (or anyone for that matter) into the role of their beloved Jason Morgan. Much to our surprise, General Hospital Blog conducted a poll, which resulted in fans choosing Billy Miller as Jason at 61%, leaving fans who chose Steve Burton to come back at a shocking 39%.
It looks like this time around, fans got what they wanted. General Hospital spoilers broke the news that Billy Miller has signed on for another year long contract with GH.
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It seems like the executives over at ABC’s General Hospital have been going back and forth on whether or not the iconic role of Jason Morgan would be recast after the departure of Steve Burton. Steve Burton played Jason Quartermaine (later Jason Morgan) for 21 years. After leaving General Hospital due to conflicts of interests with General Hospital executives, Burton soon after joined the cast of CBS The Young and the Restless as Dylan McAvoy. He has signed a 2 year contract with Y&R, therefore, has no intention of going back to General Hospital in that time.
Just because GH doesn’t have Steve Burton, doesn’t mean they can’t have the character, Jason Morgan. We have seen it done many times through General Hospital’s 51 years of existence, Amazing actors and fan favorites have been forced to be recast all the time. Edward Quartermaine, Carly Corinthos Jacks, AJ Quartermaine, Lulu Spencer, Nikolas Cassadine, Helena Cassadine, just to name a few. What makes Steve Burton any different? Although Steve Burton made the character of Jason Morgan who we all know and love today, there comes a time where the show must go on.
We have been hearing for many months now that the role of Jason Morgan would be recast, and the actor to play that role would be Billy Miller from The Young and the Restless. However, nothing has been confirmed or denied. Many credible sources have admitted seeing Miller around LA with GH cast members. When Miller was asked the direct question if he has joined the cast of GH to play Jason Morgan he danced around the question.
Due to many rumors circulating the media, fans were expecting to see Jason return to GH (in the form of Billy Miller), this August 7th-8th. After today’s SHOCKING episode of General Hospital fans are left with more uncertainty and confusion about this subject than ever before. Robin telling Patrick “Jason is dead,” is not exactly what fans expected to hear just one day before Billy Miller has been said to make his debut. It looks like Robin is willing to push Patrick over the edge just to be able to save him from Victor’s wrath. Robin denied that she is being threatened and being held captive. She assured Patrick that she is there because she wants to be even though Jason is dead. She is claiming that her research and work will be of the greater good and that she is helping terminally ill people in the future. What happens next? Is Robin lying to Patrick in order to protect her family?