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Jason Morgan… RECAST with a Y&R Star?

The latest and largest rumor circulating the soap opera scene is that the legendary character of Jason Morgan is set to be recast. Steve Burton left General Hospital after playing Jason Quartermaine (Morgan) for 21 years. After the actor left GH, he soon signed a contract with The Young and the Restless.

Fans have been missing their beloved Jason for a little over a year now. We have mourned his loss right alongside his wife Sam, his family, and friends. When Jason was shot and kicked off the docks at Pier 52 by Cesar Faison, it left it sort of open ended for the actor and/or character to return to the canvas. Now that Sam has been trying to move on with Dr. Silas Clay, would this be the time for Jason’s return? Sam had been talking to Patrick about his miracle in getting his wife Robin back, and she seems to be accepting after all this time, that Jason is not going to come back to her. She said to Patrick, “There’s only one miracle to go around.”

One source suggests that perhaps the role of Jason will be taken over by former Y&R actor Billy Miller. Miller has been recently replaced by David Tom in his role on The Young and the Restless. This leaves Billy Miller open to the role. Nothing has been confirmed and there is no story line in place as of yet.

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General Hospital’s 50th Anniversary: What GH Means to Me

General Hospital is the longest running television drama in history. For 50 years this outstanding show has been hitting our airwaves. I wasn’t around for it’s first episode on April 1st, 1963, I wasn’t even around for it’s 10 year anniversary in 1973. As a matter of fact, I was only 1 year old when the show hit it’s 20 year mark in 1983. It wasn’t until a little after that 3rd decade that I could actually start to really understand what was going on. In the early 90′s I was a pre-teen/teen with a Mom and an older Sister who watched religiously. I too, began rushing home from school to prepare a snack and wait for 3 O’clock for what would become my most favorite show of all time.

To many kids my age in the early 90′s, flannel shirts, Nirvana, Tupac Shazur, and Guess Jeans were huge. In my world, Jagger, Brenda, Karen and Sonny were my main focus when it came to extracurricular activities. I remember when Jagger, Karen, and Jason got stranded on the island. I can still recite lines from those scenes. I can still hear Jagger’s authentic Italian accent taunt Jason with sarcasm while trying to figure out survival tactics, “Oh I think um, we can order take out, whaddaya say?” And in response to Jason wanting to make spears to kill fish Jagger says, “Why don’t we make a gun, and shoot ‘em?!” Those lines play in my head as if it were yesterday. But we all know it wasn’t yesterday. It was almost 20 years ago when I got hooked on General Hospital. 20 years of laughter, excitement, drama, tears, anticipation, and falling in love with my favorite characters and couples. 20 years of bonding with my Mom, Sister, girlfriends and husband. My husband has been watching with me now for about 10 years. I got him interested when Ric Lansing had Carly chained to a wall in a panic room in the house he shared with Elizabeth. That may be one of my favorite story lines still today. Not just because of it’s intense excitement and unpredictability, but also because during that time GH formed yet another bond between myself and someone else who could share in the show’s greatness. Not long after that my husband really got into the Sonny story lines with the mob. A guy in his late teens to early 20′s watching General Hospital? Well when the mob is involved, why the heck not?!

A few years later introduced the couple that would change my view on soap opera super couples forever. In case you don’t know who my all time favorite couple is, it is Jason and Sam. Or as we fans like to call them, JaSam. Jason and Sam were like no other couple on TV. Sure they had their typical break up, make up, and love triangle issues as every good daytime couple did. But they had something more. First of all, they were the epitome of “badass.” Excuse my language but that word bests describes the adventurous side of Jason and Sam’s relationship. Even though Jason was Sam’s protector, Sam could hold her own and as a team they got things done. Aside from JaSam being completely “badass,” many aspects of their relationship felt real, as if it hit close to home. Their laughter, their nights in ordering take out Chinese, they way he protected her, the star necklace he gave her, and near the end when he gave her his Grandmother Lila Quartermaine’s ring as her wedding ring. Those are things the real life couples do together. I will never forget the way these two actors/characters touched my life, and the memories of watching them grow on screen will forever remain in my heart.

Fast forward to this week’s 50th Anniversary celebration. I have to express how outstandingly well everything came together. Not only were the surprises like Ethan, Alan, Emily, and Rick Webber enough to send fans into excitement induced hyperventilation, but the over all emotion of the show was positively overwhelming. Dr. Patrick Drake was the perfect person to talk about the history of General Hospital. A strong, brilliant doctor much like Dr. Steve Hardy was, Dr. Drake has become a legend and anchor at General Hospital. His relationship, marriage, and life he built with the great Dr. Robin Scorpio reminds me of those that came before them, Steve and Audrey and Alan and Monica, and set the stage for this wonderful American tradition to continue.

Throughout the years I have stuck by GH’s side as a devoted fan. I am a lover of the history and all it stands for. I cherish the characters old and new and hold a special place in my heart for something that I was able to share with my Mom for so many years.  I know that if she were here today to see General Hospital turn 50, we would be celebrating together and reminiscing of all the characters and stories that have come and gone.

I want to congratulate each and every person who has ever been a part of General Hospital on this monumental milestone and thank them for finding a way to move in and take up residence in the hearts of their truest fans. Happy 50th anniversary General Hospital.

Enter the General Hospital Blog Contest!

General Hospital Blog will be giving away 3 #JaSam T Shirts! All you have to do is head over to Twitter and follow @lolasmommy08 and retweet the tweet featured below. You will then be entered to win and 3 lucky JaSam fans will be chosen at random. The contest ends Wednesday at Noon Eastern/Standard time. This contest is for the US only.

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Sam Believes Jason is Alive!

Sam has great instincts. Her women’s intuition was spot on when she felt in her heart that her son was not gone, and it turned out he was healthy and safe and is now back in her arms. Whens he finds out the truth, that Jason is the true Father of Danny, she will know she was right about that too. We all know that Steve Burton is on a new life journey and has no plans or indication of returning any time soon. But that does not mean a thing in the soap world. Jason Morgan’s body was not found and he could very well be alive and just unable to contact Sam for any reason. Sam has made it clear to her loved ones that she really believes Jason is alive. She looked to her P.I. partner and best friend, Spinelli for help along with her new friend John McBain. John is supporting her instinct and wants to help her keep the hope alive and find Jason. I love this. I love that they have made Jason have a dramatic exit, yet open for the character to return. Whether it will be Steve Burton himself to reprise the role sometime down the road, or a recast sooner than later, either way, I am with Sam. I believe Jason is alive.

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General Hospital’s Laura Wright Tweets ‘Hints for Today’

WOW! I am so excited I can hardly stand it! So I just woke up and checked Twitter as I usually do because my phone is beside my bed… I was surprised to read a Tweet from Laura Wright (Carly) regarding today’s airing episode. Today is the cliffhanger Friday for the Jason Morgan/Steve Burton exit. So fans, tell us what you think all these hints from the beautiful Laura could mean?!

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Will Jason Morgan Die?

Steve Burton QUITS General Hospital

I am in just a shock as EVERYONE else. I haven’t even finished reading the full article as I am typing this blog post. I am almost in tears actually. Thoughts are racing through my head such as, “What will happen to The Morgan’s? What about the baby? Jason Jr.? How will this end?” I am terribly heartbroken by this news. I honestly thought it was a sick joke when I briefly read the tweet. Not until I opened the article did I know it was true. I have to cut this post short and post a link for you all to click on because I can’t even write right now… Click here.

GH Sizzles as McBam Kiss and a Liason Kiss!!! GH Promo!

Wow! This Summer is really sizzling on General Hospital! JaSam kissing other people? This makes me uneasy! I am glad Sam confesses right away, and to be honest, I don’t even blame her. Jason has been a jerk throughout this whole thing. So hopefully they will both realize nobody is more important to one another.

 

Sam and McBain Kiss FOR REAL

This is no longer a rumor!!! It has become reality that Sam and John McBain share a kiss… watch the preview video here!

 

McBam Kiss…

When Will Sam Find Her Baby?

Since the moment the audience found out there was going to be a baby switch story, we have been wondering, “When will Sam find he baby?” As anxious fans, the rumors that claim she will find him at the end of Summer seems like eternity. Lately, all the rumors and speculations that are circulating claim everything is going to happen at the end of Summer, or Summer is used as the longest case scenario. It was said that John McBain would be gone until the end of Summer, but now, new news states that he and Sam will spend time together on the forth of July. I have also read that Liz and Jason get closer this Summer… Summer, Summer, Summer! This leads me to believe that the show is going to keep us on our toes for the next few months. Even though it seems like a long time, I think the JaSam baby story will be worth the wait.