General Hospital News and Spoilers: Steve Burton Reveals That Jason’s Storyline Deviated From Original Plans

Jason Morgan’s storyline changed course
Jason Morgan’s storyline changed course

Steve Burton’s return has been nothing short of incredible for the majority of General Hospital fans. Based on GH fan reactions across social media, Steve Burton’s return debut continues to receive raving reviews.

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Over the past 13 years we’ve had the pleasure of engaging with fellow General Hospital fans on a daily basis. That said, GH fans express their ideas, thoughts, and options on all things GH. Yesterday, Steve Burton received the warmest of welcomes when he debuted as Jason Morgan. According to GH news, Burton was hired to play Jason Quartermaine in 1991. Fans were drawn to his portrayal of the preppy- rich-kid-turned mob enforcer. Unfortunately, Burton left GH in 2012, but returned in 2017. Then, he was let go from the soap opera in 2021 due to a covid vaccine mandate. Needless to say its been one big roller coaster for GH fans.

Steve Burton Reveals How Jason Morgan’s Storyline Changed Course

Thankfully, prayers were answered when his surprise return was announced. Fans immediately began to speculate about how Jason would be reintroduced to the canvas. According to the latest GH news and spoilers, Burton revealed the decision for Steve to return came before the recent writer switch. As a result, Jason’s storyline took a different direction.

GH spoilers reveal that Burton opened up to Soap Opera Digest about his storyline. “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).” Burton disclosed to the news outlet.

“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.”

It sounds like Steve is just as excited about his comeback as the rest of us! His faith in the new writing team gives hope for an exciting future at General Hospital.