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254 July 17th, 2012 GH’s Steve Burton Chats On Jason’s Complicated Life With Sam, Elizabeth, and Franco!

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For Jason Morgan, there have been many shocking developments in recent months on General Hospital.  The woman he loves Sam, gets raped by Franco!  Then she is pregnant, and has a baby, that Jason can’t deal with because it’s his twin brother, Franco’s!  But fate and Todd and Heather intervene and that baby ends up in the hands of Tea Delgado, and Sam grieves the loss of her child. However, little does Jason know he is the true bio-dad!   As Sam and Jason’s marriage starts to unravel, she turns to John McBain, who Sam has some kind of magnetic pull towards.  Sam kisses him. Jason then kisses his old flame, Elizabeth and we are off to the races in the complicated life of one of the all-time most popular characters on daytime television.

But even more popular than the loveable hit man Jason Morgan, is the Daytime Emmy winning actors who portrays him day in and day out, Steve Burton.  On-Air On-Soaps chatted with Steve at the General Hospital on-set Emmy victory celebration.  We checked in with the soap superstar to get his thoughts on GH’s new regime, JaSam’s perils, the lip-lock with Elizabeth, and Franco, who even though he is not on the canvas still haunts the cast of characters!  After the jump, read what Steve had to share on the myriad of subjects!

Has it been a big adjustment for you having the new GH regime come in under EP Frank Valentini, and seeing the old regime under former EP, Jill Farren Phelps go away?

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STEVE:  Change is always difficult for everybody.  For Frank’s crew coming in, for our crew, and for the crew leaving.  There is always a period of feeling everybody out and if everyone is jellin’ and vibin’.   Some people lose their jobs.  Some people get new jobs. We got though that and it’s good.  It’s great that the show won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.  To win ten Emmys considering where Daytime is, that is amazing!  All around everything has been good.

Do you think head writer, Ron Carlivati gets Jason Morgan?  Have you seen a change in the way Jason is written?  Former GH head scribe, Bob Guza was so integral to so many of Jason’s stories and so much of his history.

STEVE:  Yes.  I think it is difficult when new writers come in who haven’t written for you before.  There is going to be that period of talking to Frank, or talking to Ron, and saying, “Hey we need to try this, and this is where I would kind of go here.”  They have been open to it.  Frank wants to know.  He has said, “You know the history better than we do.  So, let’s talk about it.”   They have been open that way, which is great.   It is what it is, and you move on and do your thing.

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Has it been hard to play this recent beat in the story with Jason kissing Elizabeth, Sam finding solace with John McBain, and the baby-switch drama?  Do you think the powers-that-be really needed to attempt to break up Jason and Sam at this point?

STEVE:  Listen, most writers don’t like couples happy.  So for us, we were like, “Oh we are going to get a week of happiness!” And then, that ended so quickly.  I understand why they did it.  But for me, I would love to not play dead baby, break up, kill myself or someone story.  I would rather have a week or two of happiness.   It’s just a new show now at GH.

How has it been getting to work again with Becky Herbst (Elizabeth)?  There is such passion from all the fan bases right now involving Jason’s gals!

STEVE:  It’s good drama working with Becky.  I love it.  People are going crazy right now because of everything, and that is what they want.   They want people talking.

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What did you think of the Franco reveal, when lo and behold, he turns out to be Jason’s twin?  Did you know about the story was ultimately going to unravel this way?

STEVE:   No, I didn’t know!  That was made up the new regime, I believe.  I had no idea. I was like, “What?”   It was difficult to get the words out of my mouth, “My bro!  You are my twin?”  I think I am ten years older than James Franco!  (Laughs)  That was hard to say.  I guess, I could have a worse twin that James Franco, right? (Laughs)

What can fans look forward to coming up with Jason?

STEVE:  For Jason, Sam, and Elizabeth, it’s just beginning from what I hear!  And I yell, “How can it be just beginning?”  As I punch myself! (Laughs)   We don’t even expect the twists and turns that are coming.  I don’t read my scripts till the night before I shoot.  So when I look at it I go, “Oh! Wow! OK?  How are we going to do this one?”  So there are always surprises for all of us.   I think it’s been good for the fans.  They are engaged.  They care.  That is what you need.   Whether they like it or not, you want them to have an opinion, if they have no opinion, than we suck! (Laughs)

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When you and Kelly Monaco (Sam) saw in the scripts that the baby “died” and there was going to be a baby-switch, what went through your minds initially?

STEVE:  Well, it was more that we both thought, “Just give Jason and Sam their baby and let them relax for awhile and then do something.”  Let them be a family. We have been going so long to get to this point to have it ripped out.  And for me, I did not want to have to play: divorce, dead baby, cheating on me, cheating on you.  It’s drama, but that is what we do!  That is what you got to do if you are on a soap.

So soapers, what do you think about Steve’s comments on the happiness of JaSam, the future of the story between Sam, Elizabeth, and Jason, the baby drama, and the new GH?  Let us know your thoughts!

 

 

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  1. sandra says:

    Stelly are in sync with JaSam fans we would have liked some Morgan family time and happiness before they ripped them apart to play with hardly no screen time alone! EC/FV need to balance and fix this!

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  2. Lory says:

    I see both you and Steve left Mcbain off of the discussion. Should we read into that?

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    sarah replied

    I agree with Steve. Jason and Sam deserved more happiness then just a week!

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    april replied

    yes give them there baby back. this would be a good time where every one is getting sick. make them back in to each other arm and please help them get there baby. the truth should come out.

  3. BornSoapStar says:

    I just hope Steve Burton renews his contract. I can’t get my Elizabeth and Jason reunion without Jason! I’m loving what Ron and Frank have given us with Jason and Elizabeth so far. Now if they really want to hit it out of the park and get people talking then they need to bring back Jake!!!

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    To bring back a dead baby would be senseless. Ron and Frank have been hitting it out the park over the past several months. We’re moving forward.

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    BornSoapStar replied

    Not senseless…great soapy storytelling. Killing Jake, a character tied to three legacy families, was senseless and cost GH probably close to half a million viewers.

    I would love to see Jason and Elizabeth go in search of Jake, get trapped together, have a long overdue fight about Lucky and Sam, make love, and rescue Jake. I agree with Steve…Jason needs more to smile about and nothing made him smile more than Jake!

    kay/kay replied

    Guza fixed that with killing off Jake he did not like the character of Liz. That is why as much chemistry as Jason & Liz have Guza made sure that ship sailed. I would prefer RH not be used as a prop for Sam & Jason. I would prefer RH having her own storyline, I had my closure with those characters on the bridge months ago on Jakes birthday.

  4. Atropos22 says:

    Love it! Mr. Burton is totally right. Introducing Elizabeth into the story and back into Jason’s world totally has people talking. Shaking things up, getting people invested and talking and watching to see what happens next… isn’t that what we all want when we tune into any show? I know this is THE story I’m watching. I can’t wait to see what happens next and I’m thrilled to hear it’s just the beginning.

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    su0000 replied

    I hope Jason and Liz get it going! :)
    I can not tolerate another scene of Jason and Sam, I can not stand that awful couple.

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  5. Jamie says:

    Jasam BOMBED. Bury those losers before the show is cancelled.

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  6. CJ says:

    The writers ruined the history of JaSam! The Jason and Sam I have loved all these years would never have broken their vows. I can’t even watch anymore I am sorry to say. My favorite couple are destroyed.

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    tchrof6th replied

    I have to agree…Jason and Sam are so out of character for each of them and together…but her rape by Franco has yet to be dealt with and I think Heather holds the key…I think she is so crazy that Franco could trust her to carry out his plan. At least this is what I am hoping for! I finally like Liz enough to tolerate her…she had moved on and still points Jason to Sam…Please keep things as exciting as they are but move Jason and Sam back to finding their son…and maybe two weeks more of happiness.

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    april replied

    i love the show but if Jason and SAM are not together i don’t watch it every day. i have watch this show for over twenty five years and i want to watch it more but if you don’t give Jason and SAM there happens then a lot of people are going to be mad. Liz need some one she can be with not Jason because she does not like his work and SAM is the only one that is all for it.

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  7. Abby says:

    Love how you can tell that SBu isn’t into the crap they are trying to sell with regards to JaSam, just like the fans aren’t! Here’s to hoping RC realizes it too before it’s too late. I would love to be able to watch GH again…

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    su0000 replied

    Many many are happy to see Sam and Jason part..
    Their popularity has dwindled..
    Thye both need something new, that couple has died a little everyday for the last year.
    Kill off Sam and Jason and I will be happy as will as will numerous others :)

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    Tammy replied

    I so agree with your statement!!! I will be so happy when Jascam is killed off.. Most boring couple in GH history… So sick of watching and hearing about them.. Let them move on.. The most out of character thing on GH was Jason forgiving Sam… that would of never happened, if Guza didnt hate Liz/Liason… He only wanted to write for Scam/Jascam.. And it is so clear that couple wasnt helping GH ratings at all..

    slapintheface replied

    There are also many many people that disagree with this comment. I personally would not try and speak for others as you did, but to say many many for one side, there is sure to have many many for the other side. The couple IMO, has only gotten stronger over the years, a lovestory that has been almost 9 yrs in the making, it took its time, its bellievable and worth exploring more. Their story was chnanged up in mid air as Steve said. Making comments like Kill of Sam to make another couple work???? IDK.. THis tells me a lot..

    Jasamforlife replied

    Do us all a favor and don’t try to speak for the rest of us. It’s tacky and annoying. Not to mention totally off base.

  8. Jules says:

    *Sits back, relaxes, grabs some popcorn and waits for the jabs from both sides to fly*

    SO relieved I never bought into the awful Jason character or any of his pairings so I wouldn’t feel emotionally let down by this enormous tug-of-war-with-no-winner Ron is capitalizing on right now.

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  9. Mary says:

    Elizabeth deserve better what they writers are do now.they writers said Elizabeth story was come what go on now we watch and wait enough already now buy this let see what happy next on GH.

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  10. Rachelle says:

    I am on the side of wanting some change on GH. Sam and Jason had 3, close to 4 years of being together, in a commited relationship, with out relationship problems. So freaking what if they break up now. It’s about dang time! Can’t wait for some good ol soapy drama!

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  11. Amanda says:

    I wont be watching anything Jason/Liz. There is nothing new or interesting about inserting Liz again into JaSam when they are falling apart. Been there, done that.

    Nobody is talking about anything – have you seen the ratings?

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Word!

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    CTwildheart replied

    The ratings were up…what are you talking about?

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    Christi replied

    The ratings are absolutely not up… Tues was a 1.5 and Thurs was higheset at 1.8, averaging a 1.7……. GH lost viewers in last ratings report while Days GAINED viewers… so it can’t be blamed on the fourth of July… sad that this is happening to GH.. hope RC and FV can/will fix this…. I would start with bringing back RC Cates….. and I would also fix JaSam…..

    slapintheface replied

    The ratings are nott up overall. Check again.

    Tammy replied

    yes ratings are up!!! And I hope Liason is back jascam is over done

    MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK on facebook replied

    OH YEA alot are talkin bout it so sorry your wrong there. AMANDA.
    alot of talking alot of boards,old board,and new ones and lots of fans!

    for mcbain HOTTIE wit sam mc call

    i can’t wait for jason to be with liz,ANY 1 he is best with than sam,they were so clearly force,and boring as a slug crawling on the sidewalk. They are boring and most know it.

    DEATH TO JASAM!
    finally
    and i am happy for mcbain and sam= GOLD in soap land

    and STEVE BURTON your awesome!

    he know jasam are over,and i am loving how he was adaging in a round about way
    again on the future of the worst couple in daytime HISTORY JASHAM,JASCAM,
    and JASUCK.

    he know they are THROUGH.

    i love it!

    adios!

    LOVE JOHN MCBAIN and SAM MC CALL 2012-2013 and beyond!

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    april replied

    i like Jason and SAM together but if they are not going to be together i think you should put SAM with john McCain they are really good together.

  12. Laura says:

    Jasam need to be reunited ASAP. This Jason Sam and Liz thing has been done write something new !! Give jasam some happiness Rc through the sink at them it’s just overkill

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  13. Soapy says:

    People are talking but are we watching? For me Jason Morgan /jasam overload is one of the reasons I stopped watching the show. I think he’s right when he says they needed to wait “a couple of weeks” before destroying jasam because during that time of soap couple happiness jasam could be backburnered and the fans might be brought back with our fave character front and center. unfortunately (even with the oltl cast) the show is still all about jasam and that has proven to be a ratings killer. I for one tune out when Jason and sam are on my television and clearly I’m not the only one. Gh needs a refresher.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    I stopped watching BECAUSE they broke Jason and Sam up. The only refresher I need is for Sam to find out her baby is alive and for Jason to find out he is the Father. Give them some happiness before all this terrible writing. Whatever happens between Jason and Liz is what it is. But not at the expense of a couple that is beloved by thousands of fans.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Jason and Sam. What morons can’t see that Liz isnot WOMAN enuff for Jason. Jason is a bonified man. Elizabeith is a little girl compared opposite of Jason.

    Thank you Steve Burton for not trying to cell us that everything is ALL peachers and cream over at gH.

    Zinnia Miller replied

    Totally agree with you Carol! I stopped watching because of the same thing.

    Tammy replied

    Agree Jasam needs to end it has been long enough… and you are diffently not the only one,Jascam 24/7 has help put GH in the toliet

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    slapintheface replied

    How has it proven to be a rating killer. If I remember back in 07 ratings dropped, I could blame that on the Jasam breakup, and Liz and Jason hook up. But I wont, because there are many reasons for ratings. The fact that you feel the ratings are droping because of Jasam tells me you are not seeing the full picture. Maybe people are tuning out because these new writers clearly don’tknow the characters of GH, including Sam and Jason. OR the storylines are being repeated as if they are picking up where OLTL left off. Otr maybe its plain and simple that people are tuning out because GH is no longer the Gh we know and love. To blame the ratings on one couple or character tells me just how narrow minded people can be. I love Jasam, but I don’t really watch anymore because the writers clearly don’t know the characters. Carly is a big example.. Where is the Carly that we all love or love to hate? There are no connections anymore. Jason and Spin, SOnny and Jason, the Q’s, Liz is thrown into the middle once again for more hate. INot to mention Mac? Anna taking over, Dante and Lulu. I thought Dante was the cop of PCPD. ME has taking on that role. Todd is, well Todd.. Heather is ridiculously written and way over the top. There are no connections anymore. So if your going to blame the ratings on one couple, maybe you should look at what couple really is breaking the ratings. I personally feel that over all, as Steve said, its a different soap now.

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    tani replied

    agreed well said!

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Tell it like it is, slapin the face and while Ur at it, tell that to Saop Lover to when U see her/his post. She/he got mad at me because I commented and posted back when someone, “barbara t” said, that OLTL fans deserved a slice of Port Charles. I responded, OLTL fans don’t deserve….. OLTL had its moment in time and GH still has their’s. Soap Lover responded to me saying that I had a sense of entitlement by saying that Onelife DIDNOT deserve to be on GH. But yet, Saop Lover was defending that OneLife DID “deserve” to be on gH. Obviously Soap Lover isn’t an educated person, because its CLEAR that “deserves” means entitled/ entitlement, duh.

    Yeah, and those connections relationships I never see anymore, and I’m not watching as daily as I use to and I noticed that myself.

    Carol Byrd replied

    Very well said. How can anyone with common sense say that the ratings are low because of Jason and Sam when we have all of these stories and couples on GH; but it is low because Jason is with Sam. Who watches or does not watch just because Jason Mogran is with Sam McCall? there are many reasons why fans watch or stop watching Soaps, but believe me, if they stop because their fav couples is not together then the writers definately are NOT doing a great job of story telling. No matter how much I would love it, it is NOT the Jason Morgan and Sam Morgan show.

    Zinnia Miller replied

    Definitely well said.

  14. Mary says:

    They writers notice that everybody is talk about Elizabeth and Jason need to bring back Jake the story never make sense in first place.find out who have him.Hey Steve we don’t notice Steve renews contract.

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  15. Christi says:

    Great interview!! Absolutely LOVE Steve Burton. Love that he mentions the old and new crew too…. I understand Steve and the cast have adjusted and accepted, but I think part of the difference I feel in GH has to do with the loss of the old crew. Especially RC Cates the background music guy… he was PERFECT for GH and FV really NEEDS to get him back. This is the one thing FV could do to INSTANTLY improve General Hospital right now.

    I hope hope hope JaSam will get back together.. they BELONG together. Hope Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini feel the same way.

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    slapintheface replied

    I agree. Over all the show has lost the look and feel of Gh. Im not exactly sure how RC and FV feel about Jasam, but I do feel they are abusing his couple for a reason. I feel that they are using this popular couple to bring in for acceptence, Michael Easton. I personally don’t feel this characters has any place in GH, other than to create a what if, that FV loved so much. The more I read from fans, the more I reallize the human nature will be to tune out. I love Jasam as well, but I would not blame people tuning out because they will or will not be together, but over all the show has lost what it once was.

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    tani replied

    its no longer GH, its a soap thats all I know just not the GH i’ve known for years…

    susan M. replied

    Do like those constant mob stories that have been on for years ?? I know I don’t..That’s why I lost interest and now getting back into it…I like GH best years ago with Dr. Hardy, Jessie,Audry,Lucille & the baldwins ..At this time GH was booming……At that time it was heart-warming…They got away from those kind of stories for quite a while now….And this is what made GH such a success…………………..I miss these kind of stories ….They need a blast from the past…This is what made GH popular….

  16. Christ says:

    So many people have turned OLGh off no longer invested we were robbed of Jasam story.Lizabeth and John suck we know RC and FV love ME.Havent watched in months nor will IHope GH is cancelled.

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    su0000 replied

    They tuned out from Jason and Sam overkill of boring and a month of Sam crying to irritate everyone.
    It is best RC moves on without Sam and Jason, too many are turned off by the couple.
    It is their time to part.. they can not stay together forever, now is their time to end.

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    tricia replied

    Maybe you don’t like the storyline but to say you want GH canceled is sacrilege. Shame on you. You are sentenced to a life life of Chew Revolution GAA and Katie and the rest of the insipid dreck that ABC wants to foist on us

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    su0000 replied

    I never said a about wanting GH canceled, perhaps you should reread and correct yourself..

    tricia replied

    su0000 so sorry – I meant to reply to the comment above yours – to “Christ”

  17. RJ says:

    Not really liking anything about the show now..I have watched GH for well over 30 yrs religiously and have waited 8 years for Jasam to have a family..What a let down..I hardly watch live any longer and don’t bother to DVR..I pretty much rely on the internet to decide if it is worth watching..What I am seeing on GH now is OLTL stories being played out by GH actors..I didnt like OLTL in its final years and I dont like it on GH.There is absolutley no love in the afternoon anylonger..Just godawfull despair and depression..

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    Zinnia Miller replied

    Agree.

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  18. Angela says:

    Well I am a huge Jasam fan and I can tell you that its really sad what RC has done to them. Jasam have been hit with all kind of drama for so long, there is nothing to root for Jasam. RC has given all baby moments to mcbain, an actor that most of us do not give a shit and now there is also Elizabeth involved with this whole bull shit story. I don’t recognize Jasam at all. RC can stir up all he wants and have fan base in roar but viewers are just tired and fed up. I want to see love in the afternoon, I want to see anxiety, adventure but no sleaze. Ive stopped watching gh since RC came on and destroyed gh with his oltl peeps that were on a cxx show. Everybody that watches gh could see the hard on RC has for ME. I can go on and on.

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    soapfan replied

    I agree with you. I have loved Jasam from the very beginning and even the first breakup didnt bother me all that much because I figured they would get back together as I am pretty sure they are end game this time. I do not think these knew writers know the background of this couple or they wouldnt have them cheating on each other especially since they are married. It makes me sick and when Sam kissed John and Jason kissed Liz, I turned the channel.

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    Rebe replied

    I agree with you 100%. I don’t think these new writers know the characters
    well at all. They especially don’t seem to know the real JASON AND SAM
    characters. Hope they don’t turn GH into OLTL! That would destroy the
    show most definitely. GH has always been far better than OLTL. And
    OLTO was cancelled. So writers do well for the General Hospital fans!

  19. bren says:

    I have fond memories of watching GH as a child, unfortunately, I’m not enjoying GH any more. I find it very difficult to get through the show. Since FV & RC came, they have broken up every couple, all the characters seem to be saying & doing things that are not true to how we, as fans, know them to be. There is so much angst, cheating, disloyalty, lying, killing, it’s just all too depressing. Why does everyone on GH have to be raped as a jumping off point for a new storyline? I feel bad for the actors because of how much of themselves they have given & put into developing these characters, just to watch them be trashed. They’re doing JaSam baby switch is one thing, but they didn’t have to let a baby die and dragging it out so long is horrible. I guess the last straw for me is breaking up JaSam, having them cheat on each other. JaSam fans don’t recognize the Jason & Sam that we’ve been seeing. I don’t understand why FV & RC would continue to tear GH down, watching ratings drop daily. Jason & Sam cheat “kisses” with John & Liz had some of the lowest ratings ever. My fear is that if this continues, GH will be canceled sooner rather than later. Please fix this mess!

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    Maria replied

    FV and RC are breaking Jasam up because THEY brought in “the lowest ratings ever.” 170, 000 more viewers actually watched McBam kiss than they did Jasam reunion sex in 2009, despite both episodes garnering a 1.7 rating. Except Jasam didn’t have a public holiday as an excuse for their poor ratings. If Jasam was profitable they’d be together. RC and FV are now trying something new. If given the time I think both McBam and Liason could do very well. Sticking with the status quo is boring. What are Jasam going to do, eat Chinese food all day? They’ve been played out! Time to move on.

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    Pat replied

    The John/Sam cheat kiss was on a Friday and had the highest ratings for that week. And that’s saying something considering there was supposed to be a boycott by Jasam fans on that particular Friday and Monday for the “cheat kisses.” The ratings for the Jason/Elizabeth kiss aren’t due out until this Thursday or Friday.

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    Christi replied

    Actually that is COMPLETELY untrue… John and Sam kiss only got a 1.7… thurs show was the highest with a 1.8.

    Pat replied

    Christi you’re absolutely right;Thursday was the highest rated day. However, Friday, the day of the John/Sam Cheat kiss had the most viewers for the week. 2,488,000 and only garnered a 1.7 compared to Thursday, a 1.8 day which only garnered 2,301,000.

    CTwildheart replied

    I disagree! I feel they took the crap they were given and have turned GH around.

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    Dawn D replied

    ITA!!!

    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Well I do agree that Gh is a better show, but I don’t like the break up of jason and Sam, whom are long overdue for some happiness. I don’t mind OneLifer’s being on board, ‘ here and there ‘, perhaps for short term roles from 3 to 5 months. That gives us time not to get sick of them, and the writers to routate other OneLifer’s visits, and perhaps some from AMC as well. What I don’t like is that some of them have been placed on contract. They could come and go 3 to 5 months, which gives them the chance to be availble for auditions elsewhere, but it would be nice if OneLifer’s visits that they had short stories, drop ‘in” and drop “out “, and keep rotating, No longterm contracts. And where are the invites for the AMC cast. ABC/d playing favoritisim with the soaps. We ALL are waiting for Dr. David Haywood. I started that campaign months………ago!!! Now David Haywood would be an addition to the show/ GH, if there ” EVER ” was an additon. Much more of an asset than that face of Todd Manning. ugh!

    Tammy replied

    sorry but the kisses had much higher ratings, the Jascam wedding and baby had very low ratings… and soap weddings usually are great, but not theres, they barely got a 1.7

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    Abby replied

    Way to make stuff up and try to sell it as truth… The ratings were in the 2.0s for the wedding. They haven’t been that high since. And ratings since RC started writing have been the worst! The whole show sucks!

    Ina replied

    @ tammy after I read your post I checked the ratings for the wedding it happened Thursday 22 September 2011 and continued throughout the next week. For the week of the wedding the ratings were 1.9, 1.9, 1.8, 2.0 & 2.0 respectively. Please check your facts before you post I can’t tell you the last time GH got 2.0 ratings.

    Tammy replied

    sorry but everywhere I have checked ratings for the wedding were 1.7!!!!!
    If my information was incorrect sorry, but thats what I found….

    alex replied

    really wow you sound stupid as f**k! the jasam wedding hit a 2 month high in the ratings! the ratings hadnt been that high since jason proposed to sam! and the baby switch reunion brought in a 19 month high in ratings!!!!! claerlly people want jason and sam together!!!!! i know i do! check your facts before you post.

    slapintheface replied

    I agree!! Im not sure where people are getting the ratings were higher. They were not exactly higher, and over all, it was not. But IMO, who cares about the ratings for one show. They definately robbed the story from Jason and Sam after all they hav gone through to get to that moment, as Steve B said. Liz and Jason were never a couple really. The love story between Jason and Sam has so much more substance and dialog, and was played out on our screen for 9 years. Like you, i have been watching this show for over 25 years. Its sad what they have done to it. Its sad that the fans, or so called fans are not looking at the full picture bbut rather they will accept all this bad storylines, character assassination, etc, because they feel they will finally get a Liz and Jason. Something that has never worked no matter who they try. They will take a Liz and Jason no matter what the rest of the show is. Sad really. I love Jasam, but overall, I love GH. Well the old GH before the new OLTL writers got a hold of it.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    kinda sad that fans will throw ratings out there and have not even check the ratings.which goes to show they are just parroting what they “heard” or hope that others will just accept what they say as the truth. c’mon people.

  20. Shannon says:

    As a long-time fan of the Elizabeth/Jason pairing, I am thrilled with the new direction! The Liason fanbase literally got 30 seconds of happiness after the engagement so I, for one, am not crying for the Jasam fans! I want soapy goodness and chemistry and Liz/Jason are giving me that in spades!

    Bring back Jake and we are really talking!!!!

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    Christi replied

    I have been on the bring back Jake bandwagon too, only because I thought it would be good for ratings.. but someone pointed out to me that they saw his body AND his organs were donated… :/ I had thought it would be fun to have Claudia have him , a gift from Franco lol … I can just Claudia raging after Jake is taken from her and given back to Liz..

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    Tammy replied

    totally agree we deserve a real story for Liason…. Jasam has had more than their fare share of time together…. and IMO are boring as hell

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  21. shirley says:

    i know there is still hope for sam and jason angain jason sam don’t know about what heather did to them jason don’t know his son is life right now them won’t be togther but i know soon them will be back togther because them belong togther.still love each other hope todd tell sam about her baby and jason. sam will found out about everything what todd and heather did to her know that was worry sam kiss john macbain jason kiss liz but liz was tell jason his marring to fight for it im a big fan of jason and sam

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  22. lei says:

    We had waited for so long for Jason and Sam to be married and have a child of their own, then finally it happened, and it’s ripped away from them. It’s awful, Steve and Kelly have done an amazing job bringing their best in Jasam. I love when they add comedy to their scenes, and I missed the playful scenes also. What’s hard for me to grasp is that the old Jason and Sam would never do the things they are doing now to each other, but I’m glad to see so much love in their eyes for each other. I’ve never seen Jason this heartbroken before, he loves his wife so deeply and he is totally lost w/o her. It’s great to see the role reverse, but at the same time I want my Jasam back together being happy with their beautiful baby boy.
    The writers should give them other s/l, but not cheating on each other, or back to Elizabeth, we’ve been there done that, we want new storylines. Give them the PI business, there should be a lot of storylines there.

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Yes lei, I agree with you. There is so much storyline going on in Port Charles right now that the writer’s didn’t have to break up Jason and Sam. I would really like to see these two happy. They have gone through allot, and they wasn’t even happy going on their honeymoon which Sam thought she was rapped or was rapped. The baby switch was bad, but worst is that they have broken up and are falling for other people. Liz, I wish she would just leave the canvas. I have never seen what that actress brings to the table, other than the role she played as the first love of Lucky’s way back when. And still, she wasn’t a character we had to have EVEN at that time. All she is, is a familiar face with history on General Hospital. To me, like a Amy Vinning (Laura’s half sister). But that’s my opinion.

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    barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1 replied

    Come on, Leave poor Liz alone they have to find someone for her to love, she is always getting pregnant then hurt by the jerks she gets with. As far as jason and Sam go I do like them together, BUT, If I was Sam I would not take Jason back at least not now, He wanted her to put her baby up for adoption, When he thought that Sam was Raped and he still does know that, he didn’t care about Sams feelings he was bent out of shape because Crazy franco was his twin brother and franco was the father of her child If he loved her that wouldn’t matter, Also When Sam did have the baby Jason set it up that John would get beaten up and that made Sam go out in the woods looking for help because John didn’t show up to drive her to the hospital, Jason knows he is wrong but for her to forgive him for everything he has done to her would be foolish, At least for right now, And no I do not want Sam and John together either.

  23. Mary says:

    It’s about time someone shook up this show and its all too predictable characters. I’ve loved what RC and FV have done so far, and a quad with John/Sam/Jason/Liz would certainly get people talking! I like the idea a lot, and have enjoyed everything so far. Happiness for any significant amount of time on a soap is boring.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Not Boring for the fans who Love Jason and Sam Morgan. Inserting Liz back with Jason because she doens’t have Lucky to fall back on is boring to this fan.

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    slapintheface replied

    You can make a show interesting without lying, cheatting and breaking up couples. If your a good writer anyway. WHile people had problems with Guza, mostly because of Liason, IMO, because thats when it all really started, but at least he knew how to connect the whole gh cast, and not every couple was broken up, kissing others, etc.. he knew how to put a story together without all that and I probably am the only one that would love to see him come back. Him and wolf can make this the GH we knew and loved. I thinks its bull shit when people say, a couple can’t be happy on soap. its ridiculaous. If they were a good writer, they coule make things interesting wiithout all the drama of a couple.

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  24. doodleynoodle says:

    Steve and Becky are stellar together and I ultimately want them to be the endgame but I agree with Steve…I would like for the couples to get a few moments of happiness. We’ve had enough whiplash over the last 10 years with couples getting jerked around. The real drama would be allowing Jason to be HAPPY for a little while. How would he reconcile happiness with his dark world? As a Liason fan…I’m hoping TPTB will make the investment with them but either way. I’m truly tired of all the dying babies and regurgitated, tired storylines. Let’s go with real chemistry between couples, rebuild family & friendships and see where that takes us for awhile.

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    Dawn D replied

    ITA Becky has grace and beauty I have never figured out why she is not more main stream s/l’s. Her and Steve have a natural chemistry that shows in every scene they do yet have not been given for 4 yrs. Now there is hope! Maybe even Jake can come back.

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    sarah replied

    who said that just because two characters had sex or a child together they are owed a love story. So many soap characters have slept with so many and even had kids and at some point declared love to eachother but that does not mean they are the story or are owed a story just by virtue of that. I think NLG and MB have mad chemistry, they created christina but that does not mean the are owed a love story, heck in real life married couples stray, maybe even have kids out of wedlock but that does not mean they are a love story. And yes Becky has grace and Beauty for all that we see in public but she wasnt hired for grace and beauty, she was hired to do a job. Patrick swayze and Jenifer Grey as we later found out did not get along while shooting dirty dancing but when the camera’s were rolling they delivered, so did dean cain/terry hatcher, sybill/bruce…….., so what if they have natural chemistry, if the story is not there its not there, as an actor you are supposed to act, not come to work to be yourself, maybe she is limited because of her obvious need to sell a story that is not being told than to actually act out what is given to her. The public has acces to the daily transcripts and when you read them and compare them with what was acted on screen, just doesnt mesh……………………

    Tania replied

    @ sarah well said

    Manny replied

    @ Sarah. I second that well said !!

    Carol Byrd replied

    I couldn’t agree more..never said “Becky” doesn’t have grace and beauty..but we are talking about Liz Webber here..not Becky. If I wanted a man to be with a women because she has “grace and Beauty” I certainly would not be watching a Soap. Sam has her own “grace and Beauty” and it works very well for her. Fortunately this is not a beauty contest but who Jason loves and has the best chemistry with. Fans will never agree; JaSam have their wants and Jiz fans have their wants for their fav couples. What’s boring to some is exciting to others; what’s played out to some should last forever to others.
    What I don’t want to see is contrived bull shit which is exactly what I’m watching. You don’t change your characters to the point of being unrecogonizable and write them OCC just to create your own agenda.

  25. watchghsometimes says:

    The Jasam show needs to end.

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    Denise replied

    AMEN!

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    Dawn D replied

    AMEN!

    Cyndi replied

    AMEN!!

  26. Sharon says:

    I think it’s time for Jasam to break up and get new partners! They have been together too long! It’s time to shake it up! That’s what makes it soapy! I love the direction! A couple on for years is boring! I’m watching again and if they want me too keep them broke up! It’s been too long with Jasam ! I think they have had happiness and enough time! Other soaps have ended couples do its about time !

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  27. Melody says:

    Love Steve! I want to see Jason paired back up with the lovely Elizabeth. They have soooo so much history and they honestly were never given a true fair chance at a story. They were never given a decent shot IMO. They’ve been friends for so long fell in love, had a child. Their story was left unfinished. I want to see them given a another chance!

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    Tammy replied

    yes they deserve their chance!!!

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  28. Mira says:

    I agree with Steve, Sam and Jason should have been allowed some happy times with their son! They need to reunite Sam and Jason soon! They are so amazing and sparkly together and Steve and Kelly have incredible chemistry!

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    Tina replied

    Why should Sam and Jason have happy time with their baby when Liz/Jason didn’t have happy time with Jake? Jake was killed off so Sam could have here baby with jason and he would not have to split time with both of his kids. Sam fans hate the fact that Jake was even in the world. Only Sam is suppose to have Jason’s baby.
    And people who talk about Sam is Jason’s true love, i’m sorry that would be Robin.
    But it shows you can love another person in different ways. Jason has had many loves in his life so lets not say it’s just Sam.
    As for someone saying Liz need to just leave, I would say the same about Sam. Liz has fans on this show also and Sam is not that special to them or me, but she is to you, so we have a right to love our character as you do.
    The best thing I have seen on GH was Sam feeling the lost of her baby the way Liz felt when her baby was being watched while he was kidnapped. Sam’s baby is not dead nor should he be, but pay back is a B—–. She knows how Liz felt.
    I have also wondered why Sam wants Jason to leave the MOB, when said she could live in this life with Jason. She was trying to throw Sonny under the Bus when she had a baby by him. She tried to tell Liz she and her children couldn’t live the life but she could now she wanted Jason to change be cause she was having a baby. What happened to the gun in one hand and a baby in the other during shoot-outs with Jason and the bad people. She is a hypocrite.

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    Zinnia Miller replied

    Many characters on GH has children with different characters. Jason splits him time with Carly’s kid really well, he could manage to split his time with Jake and his son with Sam so I don’t think that is why Jake was killed off. Liz and jason didn’t have happy times together because that is what they wanted. They wanted to keep Jake out of Jason’s mob life. So stop hating on Sam!

  29. sallah says:

    the interview was one big yawn

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    Fernanda replied

    What do you expect? It’s with Steve Burton, of course it’s a snooze.

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  30. Maria says:

    I’m really tired of Jasam, and I think a lot of offline viewers are, hence the ratings being in the toilet (even BEFORE McBain and Liz were inserted into their story). They’ve been played out and are boring. Even Steve recognizes this which is why he’s noted that Jasam weren’t allowed to remain happy for too long. It’s because there is no story there or excitement. Jasam cannot bring in viewers without other people being involved in their story. I really hope Sam and McBain are given a real chance, because I’m enjoying them so much. They have amazing chemistry and Kelly Monaco really gets an opportunity to flex her acting muscles around Michael Easton. Steve Burton sounds like he wanted an easy story with no drama. Well that’s not what soaps are about, as he noted. McBain and Liz bring a ton of drama, and I’m lovin’ it! I think it would be a huge mistake for the writers to revert back to tired, stale Jasam.

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    Tammy replied

    agree Jasam have never been able to bring in the ratings… and Guza just kept shoving them down our throats…. Liason has alot more chemistry… Jasam are just alike, she has to do everything he does, what is interesting about that

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  31. May says:

    Well I am enjoying the show again for the first time in a long time. I Like Jason and Liz together and never thought Jasam should be back together. I think the writing to put them back together and write for them for the many yrs they have been on has really been hard on GH. I hope they decide to move them on and keep the baby as Franco’s for the good of the show.

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    sarah replied

    how can they keep the baby franco’s when they have already shown more times that its Jason, heck even the interview that is bringing in these comments has already comfirmed that. Now if there is a child whose paternity should be looked into, it is Jake, no one ever saw that result except Liz and she works at the hospital so alot of loopholes ………….

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    Tania replied

    sarah … you are reading my mind!

    Carol Byrd replied

    I never thought Jake was Jason’s and always beleived that’s why he was killed off. I was hoping they would do a dNA on him and that would be confirmed.
    Regardless if he is or isn’t I never wanted him Killed off..I don’t belive in killing off kids for a plot point. It made no sense to me and Liz (as much as I can’t stand her) did not deserve to lose her son that way. With that being said, neither does Sam deserve to have this happen with her son. It would not bother me in the least that both these women had their children with them. I honestly beleive that Jason and Liz never should have had a child together but since they did, that child should still be on canvas. Liz and Jason for me are horribly boring, mostly because Liz is a one-note character that smirks her way thru her lines. I find nothing iinteresting about her at all and I feel it would be the death of Jason’s character to be paired up again with Liz. None of Liz’s pairings have worked for me,,,none of them.

  32. stina says:

    I want jasam and their baby together. I want jasam to go searching for him to rekindle their love for one another after they find out he’s alive. Once jason proves to sam he loves the baby then they find out he’s jason……..jasam

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  33. Mary says:

    I am watching GH again for the first time in a long time. I am liking all the story lines and best of all I am liking that there is no Jasam on everyday, now if they would have the characters stop talking about them so much it would be great

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  34. nikki says:

    I love that you can tell Steve hates this as much as the fans do

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  35. MaryBeth Walsh says:

    As I read Steve’s comments, I felt that he was feeling the samethings that I have felt all along. That the new headwriter, RC, doesn’t really know or give a damn about his character his Jason Morgan. If he did know Jason even the tiniest bit, he would never be writing him in the way that he has. He has single handedly destroyed every ounce of Jason’s loyalty to Sam. He would never have abandoned Sam because he thought that the baby was Franco’s. That just isn’t Jason. The fans aren’t happy and I suspect that Steve & Kelly, and probably Becky as well, aren’t happy with they way this is all being played. Thank you, Mike, for once again giving us another great interview!

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  36. Cindy says:

    I don’t like the current story line at all and so for now I’m not watching GH. I agree with Steve let JaSam be happy.

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  37. Lola says:

    I for one can’t wait for jasam to be reunited with their baby. I want jason to fight for his wife more tho. He gave up rather quickly. I want him to fight for her and then find their baby together…..

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  38. tricia says:

    Not a huge fan of JaSAm but have always loved Jason (Sam, not so much). I hate the way Jason is being written. The old Jason would never have turned his back on Sam and the baby no matter whose baby it was. Having said that, the switched baby story gives Heather and Todd a platform that I am absolutely loving. Just please wrap it up soon and get the baby back. Please give us back the Jason we love
    PS – I HATE Liz and Jason. The character of Liz is abhorrent to me. I really dislike women like her

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    sarah replied

    this is the thing, only the liason fans think this is the real Jason, every Jason fan even those who are not sam fans have expressed how wether or not they like Jason with sam, the way he behaved towards sam these past few mths that Liason started hanging out was so out of character for him. I actually do enjoy heather and todd on Gh because even though they are causing so much pain for my couple, they are just being in character with who they are, John Mcbain on the otherhand, yes being a sucker for a damsel in distress is in character for him but kissing up to any random woman is just not him not especially when he is in a commited relationship, but my biggest gripe with him is that he is being written into GH at the expense of one of our own. Jason hasnt been able to do anything right, things that he does in his sleep, since John Mcbain came to town its ridiculous. These are some of the things that are turning GH only veiwers against the OLTL transplants. Intergrate them but not at the expense of our characters and certainly not one as intergral to GH as Jason. You can hear the frustration is SBu’s interview even without him expressing it explicitly.

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    Tania replied

    John Mc bain is being written as the hero of all heroes, & I definitely agree it comes at the expense of Jason. At first I didn’t like the integration of OLTLers I thought it could have been done differently but I have come to accept them … to a certain degree. I can’t stand the fact that I see Todd on everyday more than GH characters themselves & of course Jason being the sacrifical lamb for John Mc bain.

    Tania replied

    I am a jasam fan I am fully aware that TPTB think that happy couples = boring (I beg to differ) However, having said that I could have accepted it if Jasam broke up but if it were done in a natural way, the way it is done with them being out of character so badly I think its bs agenda based writing, JUST MY HUMBLE OPINION.

  39. Brandy says:

    I don’t watch this “magic” shit as Ron and Frank call it. I stopped before Sam and Jason cheated. Nope sorry not supporting trash. I didn’t watch during the SOS shit when Jason screwed the uterus and I’m not watching now. If only it was good soapy drama and not depressing crap used to prop Cartini’s pet, ME/McSuck.

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  40. Monique says:

    IA. I think its time for Jasam to go their separate ways as well. Been there done that like 3 times already. Enough!! Its repetitive & boring. No soap stays together forever. Its a soap. They have come full circle-engagement, marriage, & a baby. GH is the only soap that beat their couples into the ground & keep them dragging on forever. I hope TPTB ends this farce of a couple & go in a new direction even after their lame baby is back.

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  41. Scott says:

    I think the TPTB are on the right track with this couple & the soap. A soap should not be built up around one couple or cater to one fanbase. A soap should cater to ALL its viewing audience. Not every viewer is a fan of this couple. The mistake the previous regime made with Jasam is they tried to build them up as the be all that ends all & they did nothing for the ratings or the show. We’ve have been Jasam overload for 3+ years. We’ve 2 other writing regimes try to keep this couple front & center with a major story & still the ratings were awful. The engagement, wedding & even the baby’s birth didn’t even a garner a 2.0 or above in ratings for those days & they were heavily promoted. I think its refreshing to what other options the writers have in store for this show. So, I’m going to sit back & enjoy the ride.

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    Tammy replied

    Amen!!! It is pathetic that their wedding couldnt even get a 2.0 all soap weddings bring up ratings, and they just aint got it

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    sarah replied

    and once again going on with the selective recollection. if you want to play the ratings game, first of all their wedding pulled in a 2.0 check your sources again, but regardless, when Jasam 1.0 were together ratings were in the 3.0 and above, all of Liason tenure, not once did they crack 3.0, they hovered around 2.7s on good days so if we want to pin that blame somewhere……..

    Tania replied

    Sarah I was looking for liason ratings last night can you point me to where I can get these? after reading here I did see the ratings for the wedding which were 2.0 indeed, I really want to see liason ratings so I can know for myself that some of these people keep making ratings up in their heads!

  42. Samantha says:

    IA wih Steve. Its a soap & drama is what the writers do. Soap couples don’t stay together forever. This is one couple that I hope is over for good. We’ve suffered them for 3+ years & they are BORING!. They needed Elizabeth & John inserted in their story to add a little spice to the otherwise boring baby switching storyline. The fans are now becoming interested in this quad. I hope that it goes somewhere & doesn’t lead back to this stale couple because they have run their course. Let’s move on to something else. To all those that won’t watch because their couple isn’t together, I say do it because as long as Ron & Frank can bring better stories to the canvas-they will eventually get back some of the viewers GH has lost over the years.

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    Tammy replied

    I really dont believe the ones who say they arent watching, they sure know whats going on… but even if not its not hurting the ratings, so Jasam isnt as great as they try to let on

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  43. Jasamforlife says:

    Jasam is totally awesome, Sam never asked jason to change, I love the fact that people are soo into Liason it’s sad, Who The F- want jason changed, don’t see the chemestry in liason at all, if you have to give up everything cause she can’t handle it PERIOD, pluse all that lizzard does cheets on everyone she get in contact with. soo who she cheet on lucky for jason to Lucky for Nikolas only to go back to lucky again, who next will she go after IT’s SAD JASAM IS the UlTIMATE COUPLE STREIGHT UP

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    Carol Byrd replied

    LOL! gotta agree..even if they put Jason back with Liz, she will end up cheating on him cuz that’s what she does. She will be unhappy about something, someone and she will always be jealous of Sam, the real deal Morgan! Liz didn’t prop anyone’s story..she was a non-factor in JaSam story and at GH, so they had to put her somewhere and where else..but back in JaSam’s story so RC could pimp ME..everything that is causing Jason and Sam to be apart is an illusion..Sam was not raped, the baby is not dead, Franco is not Jason’s twin, and Jason IS the father..so let Liz think she has something special with Jason if that makes her day. In the end, the truth will come out and Liz already knows that Jason loves Sam cuz he told her over and over, so if she wants to throw her self in that Man’s mix with her wife and his true love..then she deserves everything she gets. The End!

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  44. kay/kay says:

    I am sure they will get the baby back in time for it to be a good hit man like Daddy!!! LOL!

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  45. Christie says:

    I agree with Steve that we are tired of the baby switch, dead baby storyline. He didn’t want his character to get a divorce and go this route but he has a job to do. I really am looking forward to having Jason and Sam see that their son is alive and that he is Jason’s. This will ease both of their minds.

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    2546 replied

    Amen!

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  46. louise says:

    I for one don’t like the direction the new writers have gone with Jasam , that was very cruel the way they (GH writers) stole Jason @ Sam baby away from them. I watch GH for over 30 years and I’m all for change but this is just TERRIBLE the way you guys have ruins this beautiful couple and stilling their baby. And to all you crazy fans that want Liz @Jason back together is really DUMB we all saw Jake die, he’s not coming back ASSES.

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    louise replied

    DUMB ASSES the baby died hate it but baby Jake is dead

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    Praise the Lord, Louise…! I just replied on a page last night:
    ” To bring back a dead baby would be senseless. Ron and Frank have been hitting it out the park over the past several months. We’re moving forward “, to a person who wrote: ” I’m loving what Ron and Frank have given us with Jason and Elizabeth so far. Now if they really want to hit it out of the park and get people talking then they need to bring back Jake!!! ”

    What the */o7,,,,are people thinking? When they kill off a baby on a soap, it is usually NOT to bring them back…!! Duh…. the child was hit, taken to the hospital and have no excuses for being taken away fending for themselve ALL this time. And where is the chemistry people see with Jason and Elizabeth? kay/kay on here wrote:
    “Guza fixed that with killing off Jake he did not like the character of Liz. That is why as much chemistry as Jason & Liz have Guza made sure that ship sailed. I would prefer RH not be used as a prop for Sam & Jason.”

    Well, I for one don’t see for one, the chemistry that people see in Jason and Liz. As I stated, (last night),” Liz, I wish she would just leave the canvas. I have NEVER seen what that actress brings to the table, other than the role she played as the first love of Lucky’s way back when. And still, she wasn’t a character we had to have EVEN at that time. All she ” is” , is a familiar face with ” history ” on General Hospital. To me, like a Amy Vinning character (Laura’s half sister). That’s my opinion. ” I think Elizabeith the character has so much history tied into the show, with Lucky, and the grand-daughter of the Hardy family (although Liz is a Webber) and ALSO Rebecca,( is perhaps ) one of the nicest people on set, which is why she has stayed on the show for so long. Otherwise, I for one don’t see her contribution, outside of Lucky ties, and the Hardy grand-daughter.

    Good to know some folk on here are not ‘ soapy ‘ senseless. : )

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Amen! and the comments that “Liz knew Jason before Sam”..LOL..so what! some women knew my husband before me..she’s not with him now..I am!
    doesn’t matter who know who first, just matters who makes that person happy and has that amazing chemistry with that person…that’s what makes a couple too root for and that couple is Jason and Sam Morgan. On a Soap..everyone was with someone else First.

    tani replied

    @ carol love ur comment! lol

  47. Carol Byrd says:

    Steve Burton is wrong. Some of the JaSam fans have tuned out because they no longer care. The writing for Jason and Sam is horrible for us and just not worth watching. Our couple has been destroyed and they are both being written way to OOC to enjoy any of this horrible mess. No Love, no committment, no scenes shared showing them even caring for each other, total strangers now and once again we have the Jiz and JaSam wars. Sam is being trashed for the sake of Jason running to Liz. Sorry, not what I want to see again. Saw this in 2007, been there done that. JaSam and Sam have had no happiness with their baby. It’s been one obstacle after another and I will not be watching as long as this horrid mess is on.

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    Beth SIms replied

    I love what you wrote!!It is a horriable mess and RC i get my ratings.I will watch next Thursday and Friday to watch JASAM scenes and I will them my rating for those days!!

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    Patrick replied

    @ Carol Byrd. Spot On! I love what you wrote as well.

    “No Love, no committment, no scenes shared showing them even caring for each other, total strangers now and once again we have the Jiz and JaSam wars. Sam is being trashed for the sake of Jason running to Liz.”

    My last post… about this couple, Sam, telling, Maxie? that she hasn’t recognized this Jason, for a very long time.

    after, Robin and Patrick… it was Jason and Sam… now, “sadly”, ??? and i say this, cause, even I can’t see, how this couple can be reunited… writers fault? Jason, told, Liz,as, he’s holding his wedding ring, that his and Sam’s marriage ended, the night, Sam’s baby died. it’s downright, sad, in my opinion… it’s like Sam is the lone character, who’s still searching, for her child? with, Heather, and Todd, playing their cat and mouse mind games? i just read, that, it’s been 8 years for Sam and Jason to get to this point… but? we’re supposed to move on and accept that all this is for naught? so, now, I’m waiting, patiently… for Sam to be reunited with her, never could have… miracle baby.

    I have to agree, also, that Liz character, hasn’t really acted Jake’s passing… I posted this… it wasn’t till Anna came back, that she truly connected with any one… playing 2nd fiddle, filler, hurry up and wait… ie: Lucky and/or Jason? that’s why, i thought she was lovely… with someone her own… with no history.. and they caught my attention,,, Liz and Ewan.

    what if Jason, went backburner… dag! regroup… his silent, brooding, longings… with so little regard, for how he treats women. i’m starting to agree with many of the posters. Snap out of it… go home… to the Q’s. if he’s going to have 2 women, dangling in front of him… give him some back bone… and fight for them. Let’s say, it’s all his fault… leave the women catfights alone this time around. course, i always thought, that Sam and Patrick could find their way to each other… Liz and Ewan… to see her back in charge with her OWN self… and not 2nd fiddling… and Jason, with Sarah Brown… ie: Johnny’s “mother”.

    I can’t even whole heartedly agree with my own posts… LOL… as the writers, don’t see things my way… hence, i still have to post my take on Serials.

    lastly, for now…. the big reason… the jason, will he or won’t he,,,,with liz and sam… can wait. it’s all been too much combustion? convoluted?

    I’m tuning, in for Patricks fate…. and with baited breathe… hoping that Heather, hasn’t been written in to the corner… with Luke’s kidnapping.

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  48. Cyndi says:

    Totally enjoying the new direction that RC is taking with Liz and Jason. It is time that they write the love story of Liason without exception. Jasam has become boring and stagnant.

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  49. Beth SIms says:

    You can totally tell from this article Steve Burton isn’t happy with this S/L just like the rest of us!When I watch GH I feel like we are watching OLTL!! JASAM had a love like no other soap couple!!Rc has destroyed GH and JASAM!Please RC give them happiness and reunite them!!JASAM fans have waited 8 years for JASAM baby!

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  50. SZima says:

    I, for one, have never been able to figure out why all the fuss about Jason. He’s a killer, people. Why would you want him with any woman, screwing up her life, putting her and her children in danger?

    And what exactly makes Jason “one of the all-time most popular characters on daytime television”?? Again, he’s a killer. Is it his looks? I don’t find him particularly attractive…there are many others on the soaps who are more handsome AND charming. His acting ability? There are many much more talented than he.

    So I’m baffled as to what makes this character/actor so popular. I don’t really mean to criticize Steve, as I’m sure he’s a very nice person. I just really don’t understand.

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    Fernanda replied

    Wow, you took the words right out of my mouth. Neither the actor or the character is a winner, they both suck hard IMO. He can’t act worth a damn. Wooden as they come with no expression whatsoever. And I really despise Jason, he’s so not worth any woman on this show – let alone two women being interested in him.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Actually I totally respect your opinion. I am one of the fans that is always fighting for Jason to be with Sam but in retrospect, Jason Morgan is a Killer, a Mob Enforcer, and hired gun for Sonny. It makes me laugh when I read comments that Sam is not “good enough” for Jason and he “deserves better”then her. Really, seriously? And the way he has been portrayed this last go-round, he has come off as very weak and not good enough for any women at this time. I love him with Sam because Sam loves HIM and they finally have their baby. but honestly this whole business of two women fighting over him is just stupid.

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  51. Carol Byrd says:

    Liz Webber is a waste of time. She has no pariring that has ever worked because she is boring. Her fans want her with Jason because she has been paried with every other man and nothing works for her. Even now in scenes with Jason she sucks the life out of him. Put her in a convent so she can finally find some happiness and people who want to listen to her talk.

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    Tammy replied

    liz brings out the best in jason, and she has a huge fanbase…

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    Rebe replied

    Sorry, Liz does not at all bring out the best in Jason.
    SAM is the one who brings out the best in Jason. Just
    watch the old shows over the years and you will see
    that. Liz is nothing but a poor little VICTIM of the show.
    She belongs with Lucky. I don’t even know why she is
    still on GH when so many other great characters were
    killed off???

    Samantha replied

    Haha!! this is funny to me!! The character of Liz has had 3 major successfully pairings. Unlike Sam, who’s only pairing has been Jason. This character is so unrootable( & only liked by her fans)-that TPTB & the ever changing writing regimes keeping trying to reinvent her backstory & character to make her likeable & evidently it just doesn’t work. Jasam is not a supercouple, they haven’t done any thing for the ratings. They have been the most propped, pimped, promoted couple in daytime & still no skyrocketing results happened to the ratings. So, more power to the powers that be that’s ending them. It’s time they have had 3+ years to stink up our screens & bore a majority of us to tears.

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    Katelyn replied

    AMEN and AMEN Again.

    sarah replied

    ha thats funny too, for all of Liz’s successful pairings what exactly has she gained from them, its always about the men, and when they are not in her orbit she is insignificant. Backburned, on set prop, that is where she belongs. Yes the new writters have pulled her off from the shelf but what have they given her that is significant, nothing more than the prop that she is, so far how many writers later and non of them can find better use for Liz’s character than the fallback girl or the “angst tool” . If she is that great of a character, write a story around her, for her that doesnt involve being a support player in other people’s story. Look how quickly they writers, yes the new writers took her out of Patrick’s story and are moving more important characters into it. The character is a complete waste, she is just there.

    Tania replied

    Even the death of Jake was about Lucky & Jason, she supported them.

    Carol Byrd replied

    OMG Sarah..I totally agree..Liz is such a Prop! Take her off the shelf, dust her off and stick her in someone’s story..again and again.

  52. Mary Fergen says:

    I love what Cartini have brought to GH and I’m happy to see some of the much-missed characters from OLTL! I am a Liason fan from way back, so I’m hoping to see Liz and Jason have a real chance of a lasting romance. Let Sam have her baby back, but have Jason choose to be with Elizabeth! Their story was cut short before Sam even came to town. Thanks, Michael, for the interview with Steve!

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    Tammy replied

    Steve and becky are so much better together, Guza wanted rid of Becky, and since her fanbase went nuts, and he had to hire her back… He tried to keep Liason apart, I hope these writers have the balls to give them their chance

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  53. sarah says:

    the show needed a shakeup unfortunately this is not a shakeup, this is destruction and for right now the only people enjoying the show are the Liason/Mcbam fans. Caution to them, dont get to overjoyed with this so called “reunion”. Remember Natalie and Brody and Natalie and John and John and Evangeline. RC is writing Jasam the way he writes his endgame couples, and thats by throwing all kinds of shit at them while having them hookup with everyone but eacthother, but at the same time professing their love for the other to other people, while for the intermediate couples, they will get the sex scenes and story, it just wont be a love story, if you dont believe me, like i said, lookup John/Marty, John/Kelly, Natalie/Brody. John and Natalie were banging everyone but eachother and yet for all the banging, the real love story was John and Natalie, their other patners were just there. So far he has managed to make it clear that Jasam Love eachother regardless of who they are kissing and I have not doubt that the other relationships are going to happen, but at the same time he has set the premise for those relationships happening, Jason turning to Liz because he thinks Sam has chosen John and Sam with John because she thinks Jason has chosed Liz. These new relationships are founded on missunderstandings and lies and once those lies start to unravel, watch the new relationships unravel, and knowing RC for being notorious for repeating storylines, watch either John or Liz turn into Marty, I have a feeling it wont be his pet John so watchout Liz, ………………..

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    Tammy replied

    Liz and Jason started way before Sam ever existed, and the writers are finally going to fix the mess the others made by having Jason forgive Sam… And as for McBam the writers love there chemistry so think they will be there for the long haul

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    Dawn D replied

    Yea we have been waiting 13 yrs.

    sarah replied

    and from you own mouth you shoot the long held conspiracy theory amongst liasonfans that Liason didnt happen because of Jasam/kelly. Liason had two starts before sam ever showed up on Gh and yet what happened each time, Jason always chose someone else over Liz. That is vindication right there, lol. I like when people work hard to dissprove something inadvertently shoot themselves in the foot. sometimes Jasam fans need to sit back and Liasonfans debate back and forth because eventually they support that which they dissagreed with, without even realizing it, they stand with one leg on each side of the fence and eventually forget which foot they were standing on, lol………………………………..
    while at it, in that time that Liason was starting before sam ever showed on canvaas?? Jason from his own mouth told one of the other women he chose and married over Liz, he had never loved Liz and even told Liz herself if she had a problem with him because of who he chose, to confront him and leave his woman alone, lol. and please 13yrs, okay!!! whatever makes you sleep at night I guess……….

    Kori replied

    @Tammy – Sarah is spot on. Whether you want to hear it or not this is RC’s way of writing his endgame couples. You may want Liason and you may be optimistic with what you’re seeing at this point but trust me when I say RC is not changing his “writing spots”. He got the job because TPTB likes his style. Enjoy Liason while you can…..

    Tania replied

    @ Tammy Sarah is right, Liz has always been a prop Jason chose every other woman beside her.

    Carol Byrd replied

    Again Liz and Jason never worked because each and every time..she bored him into a coma!…whine..whine..danger..danger and more whine..the man needs a life, not a Liz

    tani replied

    @ sarah agreed… jasam s/l looks is so familiar bcuz it was the same the natalie/john, totally agree with your post.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Absolutely! the only fan base that loves Liz is her fan base. Sam has a large fan base also and her fans love her very much. If the ratings for GH depend on one couple to boost it; then the writers are definately not doing their jobs. GH has Scrubs, Carly and Jax, Olivia and Steven, Dante and Lulu, Maxie and Spin, but the ratings are down because of Sam and Jason?? how stupid is that. Jason is only the man that he is because he fell in love with Sam. He laughs and shows true emotion when he is with Sam. he holds her and loves her like he has never loved any women like her. Helll he even told her he has NEVER LOVED ANYONE like he has loved her. Liz had her chance with Jason and could not accept him or his life. Liason story is boring and always has been because Jason only runs to Liz when he is having problems with Sam. Liz has the stank of desperation on her once again. Jason and Sam have a child and were happy before all this shitty writing and if fans hated it, it was because Jason was happy with the women he truly loved and that women was Sam. I don’t want to see that comatose story once again with Jason looking miserable and Liz looking pathetic.
    Give me my JaSam again and if you were bored then speak for your Liz fans and not for the JaSam fans.

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    Tania replied

    agreed, liz never accepted his lifestyle and at least with sam he can be himself, he does not have to hide out in motels or in the pink room! Jason’s first love … Robin, He married Courtney & Liz was supposed to replace Courtney in Jason’s life but guess what … Samantha Mc call came in & it was Liz who!? They tried it in 06/07/08 & it didn’t work with a baby in tow. Jason’s great love is Sam plain & simple, History shows it.

    Tania replied

    & from past interviews Sam was supposed to be angst for Sonny & Carly never was she ever written for Jason’s character but with their unexpected chemistry the wrtiers then wrote sam for jason.

    Tammy replied

    Jasam fans are just as blind one sided!! Liz has plenty of fans, what happen when Guza tried to fire her!!! and Liason has a huge fanbase… And Jasam does have a dwindling fanbase, they are boring!! sorry truth hurts… As for the bs about accepting his life, Scam accepted til she married him then she was all bout control… And he just settled for Sam, dont care if she is in danger or not!! Also I dont understand why Sam fans want her with someone who treats her the way Jason does, like trash!! Lol, Just way I see it.. He treats Sam like something he wipes off his shoe

  54. Annick says:

    Well, Steve’s comment of “Change is always difficult for everybody.” is a welcome comment to hear. It was difficult in the late 90s/early 2000s seeing GH being changed to Scarface lite after Jason brain injury & him becoming a jokable Manny to Sonny’s poor man’s Tony Montana imitation & every core family & character of the golden years sacrificed almost 10+ years later.

    Liz & “dead baby” should not be used as a prop for Jasam because Jasam does not deserve happiness just like AJ, The Baldwins, Sean, Tiffany, Holly, Lorenzo, Ric, TB Carly, Skye, The Quartermaines, GV Lucky, Jax, Emily, Cassadines, Liz, The Webbers, the set which was General Hospital, Ned, Alexis, Lois Robin, Patrick, Robert, & the longgg list of people who were thrown under the bus for this puke worthy happiness goes on and on.

    Jasam has always been a hyprocritcal coupling for me because Jason left Carly for sleeping with Sonny & I agreed with him at the time until he hooked up with the sleaziest character of the century Sam who was pregnant with Sonny’s child & the trick had the nerve to want to name the baby Lila, ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    I am not FV & RC biggest fans but they are not ruining or changing this cesspool of a mess which is GH, they inherited this decade long GH Sonny, Jasam, Carly, their spawns & Brenda travesty. Like SB, I understand what they are doing & that takes time and unfortunately they do not have it.

    So again welcome to my world SB “Change is always difficult for everybody.” I am glad FV & RC sees the change are needed, dang, these two are the last people I want to agree with….uggghhhhh

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    kay/kay replied

    Annick right on target a great post!!! Only wish I could take credit. LOL!

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    Tammy replied

    agree!!

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  55. yasmine675 says:

    Good interview. I know this unpopular opinion, but I preferred Guza/Phelps’ GH to what is airing now. At least they could produce good drama for a few weeks or make their events exciting. I am bored by the show and I don’t like DID stories and crazy ladies running all over town. And baby switches are the worst! Plus, I haven’t seen one compelling event under this new crew yet. Every single story plays the same dull way. And there are characters being featured heavily now that I have not one shred of interest in — I just don’t care. I wish that I did because maybe I would enjoy the show more.

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    brenda replied

    Agree. I used look forward to GH every day and now I watch very seldom. GH is just a rerun of what was on OLTL last year.

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  56. Penny says:

    Thank you Steve and Michael for the interview. I always enjoy reading the thoughts and viewpoints that actors have about the show and their storylines.

    I have enjoyed watching the show under the new regime. They have definitely come in and shaken things up – in a good way. I love Heather and her wack-a-doodle “logic” and the effect her character is having on the rest of the canvas. She is adding much needed humor and levity which has been absent for far too long at GH. I was not a OLTL viewer but I love Todd! He has had some terrific scenes with a variety of characters in the show.

    As far as the characters of Jason/Liz/Sam, the show should NOT be held hostage to one couple’s fanbase! The JaSam fans who have been tweeting threats to Frank and Ron have given even more credence to the “crazy soap fan” stereotype. It is beyond over-the-top. Whining and threatening to boycott a show just because you aren’t getting your desired story is a sure way to get this show cancelled. Then guess what? It guarantees that you won’t ever see your couple or even know if they had a chance to reconcile down the road because you’ll then be crying and whining because GH got cancelled!

    I am and have been a fan of Jason and Elizabeth since before Sam even came to the show. I feel they should have been given the opportunity to be a couple and yet I have been let down more times than I can count. Liason fans are loyal. They have hung in there and hoped and prayed Liason would get a real story for years. So for the JaSam fanbase, I have very little empathy. For a couple to be together for the better part of 8 years, is more than any fanbase couple could ever dream of. So, please stop with the angry and vile threats and try to enjoy other aspects of the show at least for right now. Because it is a soap, there is a good chance your couple will find their way back to one another at some point. This is not the first time a couple has been broken up on a soap and it won’t be the last. But none of that will matter if the show doesn’t survive.

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    Sondra replied

    IA Penny. Well said!!!

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    sarah replied

    Lies lies lies, Liason fans and loyalty to the show doesnt even sound right. Go to any of their meeting grounds and read though all the tantrums they threw when Jasam were reuniting, when they were getting married there was a call for a blackout, sorry but hypocrisy doesnt work well in todays world where alot of what we do is accesible to so many. and as far as tweeting, dont even go there, not one fanbase can claim to be innocent of the crazy tweets, to FV/RC even to the actors,, not one, but yeah go ahead and call out the Jasam fanbase. Suddenly because there “appears” to be a Liason redo and then you want to worry about the show being cancelled and all……….. I

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    tani replied

    Haven’t liason fans boosted of tuning out of GH when liason broke up & jake died? Can you say hypocritical? Yet they always seem to call out jasam fans as crazies, give me a break. Jolie fans were mad as hell when mcbam kissed, their couple was 9 years in the making and have had a lot of ups & downs like jasam (IMO jasam s/l now is a rewrite of jolie). Not to mention Todd/Blair fans when they get a whiff of carly/todd pairing. Right now they are sending out signals to make sure not to vote for the carly/todd pairing on SID. So please liason fans don’t go claiming to be saints when you and ur fav character are so far from it!

    Carol Byrd replied

    absolutely true..I never read so many posts from Liason fans who “weren’t watching”until they put Jason back with Liz.,.or were on a “letter writing campaign” to reunite Jason and Liz..or were sending cards, and fan mail, and calling and screaming and whining about they have turned off GH or not watching, until they got their couple back. so don’t accuse the JaSam fan base of doing exactly what the Liason fan base did and did for YEARS!

    Tammy replied

    I am sure some Liason fans threatened to boycott, and if so plain stupid.. Liason does not make the show anymore than Jascam does

  57. cejaycee says:

    I just find it interesting how the characters of Sam and Jason alone are blamed for the poor ratings. Must make the other twenty or thirty players on this show so happy to know that not only did they not contribute to their show in any way, they might as well not even have been featured in any of the story lines they WERE featured in. It was all Jason and Sam for thirty-eight minutes a day, five days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. Now that other players seem to be getting more of JaSam’s airtime, what is the excuse for the continued, seesaw ratings?

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    2546 replied

    So true!

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  58. Danielle says:

    You know all I can do is laugh, when I read it’s Jasam’s fault the ratings were/are so bad. They’re broken up, Liz and Jason are back in each other’s orbits, and we have McBam guess what..the ratings still completely suck. RC/FV have turned this show into a crapfest, imo. Hell, I can barely make it through a whole ep now. I watched them pull crap like this for yrs on oltl, don’t know why I’m surprised. I agree w/ everything SBu said about Jasam.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    I always find those comments about the poor ratings for GH are solely because of JaSam laughable. . Again if that is true someone is not doing their job. As for JaSam fans “threatenning and boycotting” not sure who is doing that, but this JaSam fan has been watching everyday and again, the ratings are still suck worthy. How many times did we read that “Liaason fans weren’t watching until they put Jason back with Liz”.. And it always amazes me that Sam always has to be all types of nasty names when she is actually no better or no worse than any of the women on this show.

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    Zinnia Miller replied

    Agree

  59. barbara t. Loves one life to live # 1 says:

    ,,,

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  60. SS says:

    “A week of happiness” is he EXTREMELY forgetful or something they had a 6 year I mean week mind numbing boring honeymoon not to mention 3 almost 4 years of relative stability. The couple itself when brought back together has put up horrible Franco story lines and just the act of them getting back together has caused lower ratings. Neither actor in the Jasam pairing has been nominated for an emmy in years, nor scenes that characters were in. He should be grateful as an actor to be free of Jasam and challenged.

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  61. Nancy says:

    I have been a fan of Jason and Steve Burton since he first came on GH. I have not been faithfully watching the show since the new regime. I have been upset with the casting of the OLTL characters at the expense of our veteran GH characters. If I wanted to watch John McBain I would have turned on OLTL.
    I just want my old Jason Morgan back.!!!

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  62. Anna says:

    I think Jason & Sam had two years of happy couple time. Jason and Elizabeth barely had any and as a Liason fan, I felt cheated. I thought, once Jason is revealed as Jakes father, Jason and Elizabeth will finally be out in the open. That didn’t happen. I thought once they got engaged, they will live together as a family. Less than 5 minutes into the engagement, Michael got shot. Then later, Jason went back to Sam, who is the woman that let his son get kidnapped and said nothing to anyone about it. When she couldn’t get them apart, she then hire goons to harrass Elizabeth, with her kids, in the park. The Jason I have watched, for a long time, wouldn’t have forgiven that woman. It also never made sense that Jason will fall for a woman who he said he will kill. The biggest kicker of all and one of the worst thing GH has done, they killed off Jake. As a Liason fan, that was the last straw. I just couldn’t take it anymore. I stopped watching. I honestly don’t know what GH can do to win back fans they had lost. I think there is no trust between the fans and GH writers. As a Liason fan, I am glad that Jason is interacting with Elizabeth again. In normal soap, I would so enjoy this because I could feel the possibility of them falling in love again. But since this is GH, it could just be a big tease that would result in nothing. I don’t know if I have the energy to invest on my couple again when most likely, it will be pulled from under me again and again and again.

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    2546 replied

    What Liz and Jason fans seem to forget is that Jason does not love Liz. He wanted to be part of a family with her because of Jake. Sorry, but Jake died. He loves Sam, she is his true love. She is his “touchstone”, the person that keeps him grounded, she is “home” to him. Sam loves him unconditionally. If Jason was too dangerous for Liz when Jake was born, what has changed? Why would she want him around her other 2 boys? I don’t understand. Why don’t Liz fans want her to find true love, not a rebound affair.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    that also amazes me…Liz is a rebound right now..who the hell wants that for their character..doesn’t Liz deserve better than to just be there for Jason because he is angry and upset with Sam? I guess they think RC will write something for them that shows Jason never loved Sam the way he always loved Liz and Jake will come walking thru the door..not gonna happen folks..this is RC we’re talking about here..

    Tammy replied

    agree Jason would never have forgiven her, and IMO guza just hated the Liz character,and his firing didnt work so he ruined Liason!! And those who say Jason never loved Liz must of not watched the show… Sam is the one he treats like trash, and chooses everyone above her!!!

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    Carol Byrd replied

    don’t know what you consider trash but if the way Jason has loved and shown his love for Sam; then I hope he continues to treat her like “trash”
    the only fan base that feels Jason has treated Sam like “trash” is predictably the Jiz fan base. Not one of Sam fans would want her to be with Jason if that is the way they felt or would be fighting so hard to keep them together. Facts are facts and the fact is Jason loves Sam, married her, has a child with her and still loves her. Plain and simply, the facts.

  63. Iakovos says:

    I would like to see Jason find a measure of stability and happiness. I had such hopes for a change when Jason had the brain injury. I never warmed to the Franco storyline. Jason is such a rich legacy character and I think some new paths are good for him. I do not like Sam with him all that much, and I would like Elizabeth to find some strength on her own path before entering into retreads of troubled relationships. I always liked GH but recent years have been dark and depressing. We enjoy a lighter touch and seeing characters happy, at least working through some life problems less dire than chlid death, rape, extreme mental illness, or organized crime.

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  64. MCBAMJASAM says:

    Jason and Sam just together in 2009….
    Sam got pregant in 2011…..
    Jason and Sam got married in 2011

    So what’s gonna happen now?……

    Jason become a Q
    Lizze gonna get the ring
    Jason gonna fight for Baby J

    JASAM is gonna be 360 degree turn around…wtf!!!

    I.M TIRED!!!!!!

    RON CARIVALTI…….HAS SINGLE HANDLELY DESTROYED JASAM
    1. I will never like LIARSON OR LIZ
    2. yall got SAM baby out there somewhere
    3. I won’t be watching till JASAM IS REUNITED

    c-h-o-k-e o–n- t-h-a-t

    R-0-N

    JASAM + BABY

    I was Jasam Fan before John Mcbain came on to the show!!!!

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  65. casey says:

    I have never been a fan of Jasam. Don’t hate them – they are too boring to hate. It’s simply Jason’s worse pairing ever. Whoever thought it a good idea to put Jason with a woman just like him should have been overruled. Either way, Jasam have been on our screen for 8 years. 8 long BORING years. Please end them.

    I don’t need Jason with Liz. He’s too much of a waste when it comes to a leading man. Sonny, Carly, Michael always come first. Why would I want him with someone I like? I am interested in Liz though. She’s a single woman who has suffered numerous losses. She’s also made horrible self destructive mistake. I have watched her struggle and rebuild her life – on her own. I would like to see her given the chance at love. I’ve no interest in watching her in a race for do-nothing Jason. There is nothing there for her. He’s not worth her time.

    Let Liz move forward. Jason is stuck on stupid. He’s been there for the last 8 years.

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  66. Dawn D says:

    Well I’m loving that we are getting Liason. Since the beginning of these two I have loved them as friends and more as a couple. Then the drama they put us fans sucked and if Becky hadn’t come back I would have left the soap after over 40 yrs. Finally the big guy agenda was no longer safe and made a ray of hope was seen then getting Cartini even tho I loved OLTL came to GH. I put my hope again in these two and I’m finally feeling we can get the historical couple back and with a happy family. You have to layer the good, bad and the ugly. My hopes are on Cartini to give the masses something they have been cheated out of. by the old regime.

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    Scott replied

    I hope so too!

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  67. MBmomof3 says:

    Personally I would have liked to see Jason, Sam and their baby happy for a little while. I know many fans (and writers) think happy = boring, but I’m not one of those.

    Thanks for another great interview, Mr. Fairman.

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    2546 replied

    Well put! Jason and Sam can be more than just a married couple. They don’t have to be boring just because they got married & had a baby. Why can’t they be a family and have friends/enemies, action, adventure, romance, laughter? Just give them a good storyline. I’d like to see GH do another storyline that brings in all the cast, like 2009 GH explosion/fire. I laughed so hard when Sam shot Jason, it was hilarious in the middle of a very serious storyline – wonderful writing. We need that now. GH needs some stable families to carry the show, it’s part of it’s history.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    If Jason and Sam are boring because they got married and had a baby then millions of Americans are boring as hell!

  68. su0000 says:

    Jason and Sam have become dull very dull..
    They have no fire nor passion they are stagnate and what they had 3 yrs ago is gone, gone forever.
    I can not even imagine the worn out couple having sex or even a hot passionate embarrass, the fire is gone.
    Their time has come to part, they have fizzled out and now are an empty couple.

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    MCBAMJASAM replied

    the liarsons are out in full force,,

    anyway I got time for J-A-S-A-M…..

    John have bee wonderful…..but come on, but I am tired of

    MCBAM….IT WAS CUTE WHEN HE CAME TO THE CHURCH

    ON MARCH 26TH 2012…..BUT KNOW HE IS RIDICUOLS!!

    ……But I GOT TIME….!!!!!!

    MCBAM IS BORING ……calling NATALIE!!!

    PEOPLE ARE CALLING JASAM EVERYTHING….
    BECAUSE THE WANT LIARSIONS!!!!

    Jason+Sam+BabyJason=Love
    Liarsion is the couple who is boring dull….and Jake is dead!!

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    2546 replied

    Don’t understand how people are saying JaSam are boring – when did they have time to get boring? Just last year, Sam was blown up & almost died in Sonny’s car. Jason grieved for months over Jake’s death – the son he never knew. They got engaged, then Liz runs Jason off the road = brain injury & more surgery. They finally get married & Sam gets raped on honeymoon, then finds out she’s pregnant! Then it’s “who’s the daddy”, it’s Jason, no wait it’s Franco & he’s Jason’s twin brother. Enter John McBain and everything goes down hill from there. The baby is born alive, but is switched for dead baby. Then the great idea of Jason kiss Liz & Sam kiss John (sarcasm). When did this couple have time to get boring? I would just like a little romance & happiness for this couple.

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    tani replied

    I AGREE! I don’t what is boring, jasam gets literally 15 mins of happiness & then boom something happens. Liason is boring how much can you write for liz/jason. He is a hit man she doesn’t like his life style. what else can you write for them besides him saving her damsel in distress. Sam can still hold a gun properly have you ever seen liz with a gun? o lawdy… imo if u want to say Jason belongs with liz it WILL NEVER BE JASON MORGAN. I’d give you Jason Q for liz & even if Jason Q was paired with Sam it would be a good pairing. I just don’t see the chemistry with Jason/Liz they come off as siblings to me sometimes liz is the one who seems more in want of romance for a lack of better words/phrase. I was not so much a fan of Courtney/Jason but Courtney has way more chemistry with Jason than liz has.

    Carol Byrd replied

    It’s obvisious who feels JaSam is boring. Certainly not their fans. For me, I beleive Sam is the best thing that ever happened to Jasson Morgan and he stopped being boring when he met her. With everyone else, he was just there, not root worthy, nothing to conversate about, nothing exceptional or good about him; just a Mobster, hired contract Killer doing Sonnys bidding. Then Sam came into his life and there love story has been absolutely amazing and taken us for a ride we don’t want to get off of. It’s very clear why they want to put Liz back with Jason, the wormen is dull as hell, a one note character that all her men have to pop her up just to make her interesting. No one even cares what she is doing anymore unless she is with Lucky. that’s when she actually becomes interesting.

  69. jenna says:

    Happy is boring. I am loving all the new stories and the writing for GH. I love being kept guessing.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    “happy is boring” but Liason’s want Liz to be “happy” with Jason…

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  70. lm cee says:

    I stopped watching GH when Guza broke up JASAM. I just started watching again when I found out they got married. If JASAM are not reunited I will no longer watch and this time I won’t come back. Steve and Kelly have such amazing CHEMISTRY. I have NEVER witnessed anything like this pairing and I have been watching soaps for over 30 years. Luke and Laura comes close. Ron Carivalit has ruined Jasam and for what? He has written them so out of character. They would NEVER cheat. Liason were paired how many times before Sam came to town and they just don’t have it. Liz belongs with Luke. McBain belongs with Natalie.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Amen! I never found them boring..in fact, I only watch GH because of Jason and Sam. I find Sam the most interesting character this show has on it. Look at most of the gossip boards. If Sam is not on, they are slow with nothing to talk about. when Sam is on, especially with Jason, they can’t get their comments in fast enough..the women clearly is the best conversation piece that was ever on GH and her fans love to see her every day. Even the fans that hate her, have nothing to talk about if she is not on the screen. They come right out and say they are “bored”. RC and his destructive writing has done nothing for GH. If he doens’t want Sam with Jason, then at least give her her baby back and Jason can ride off into the sunset on his bike with whatever suffering female that RC wants!

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    Patrick replied

    @Carol…. oh ladies… this storyline… has me in angst! Turmoiled for Sam… course, it seems, like i’m always going to be saying the same things… till we see the end result, we fans, individually, want.

    for me personally, i have a vested 2 years running… watching GH, everyday. so, i still have my perspective. after, all that Sam has gone thru!

    I wholeheartedly agree….. I too, don’t think that Sam and Jason, would ever, commit adultry. ever cheat.
    for months, we saw that almost haunting, “blank” look… as Sam clung too? grasped for? holding herself together… for the sake of the baby…

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  71. GimmeJasam says:

    We’ve seen this all before and we know where it will all end up. Jason and Sam are still in love with each other. The rape, the news of Franco being the father, it all sent them for a loop. But in the end, they’ll turn back to each other as they always do because Sam is Jason’s home. He’ll always want to be home.

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    Patrick replied

    “…because Sam is Jason’s home. He’ll always want to be home.”

    simply said, simply stated. Beautiful. A contented man and or women, or significant other. keeping the peace at home… as best as we can… and there’s no reason to look elsewhere.

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  72. bella g says:

    i would love for them to bring back jake and fix the mess they made of liason, jason was way out of character when he took sam back, it took him years to forgive robin over michael a fake son, but he forgave sam like nothing, thats bull, liz and jason need a real chance they were in love with one another years b4 sam ever even came to pc and they deserve a real relationship, sam is a better person with john, and john shows sam more compassion then jason, they have great chemistry together, i for one think jasam are boring, i am all for LIASON & MCBAM

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    tani replied

    jason did not forgive sam like nothing, sam proved over & over that she was sorry she even risked her life to save jake’s & she was always encouraging jason to have jake in his life. Sam has paid the consequences for her actions but Liz never does.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    she certainly did..Jason did not forgave Sam overnight..it took time for her to regain his trust and respect..she started on that road when she saved Jake from burning to death and put that child in his Fathers arms..Jason did not save Jake..Sam did..Jason didn’t even go to Jakes’ funeral..Sam did..Sam said herself she “because someone she didn’t even know”..her writing since then has grown and developed into a root worthy character that her fans love..no character can stay the same..a character has to be developed and moved forward..or it’s like watching the same channel over and over..they become boring and stupid and dull..Sam has developed from being a grifter and con artist to being a wife and Mother and yes, Jason should have forgiven her because that is what loves does..forgive!

    slapintheface replied

    Jason did not love Liz way before Sam???? THey were never even a couple. THey knew each other, started something, that may eve have blossomed into something, but it was not Love?? SB then left the show. When he returned it wasnt a liz and Jason hook up, they tried, but there were other things going on, such as Carly, lucky returned, Zander, etc. You cant change history because that is how you want to see Jason and Liz, as some star crossed lovers. If I remember right, Liz threw Jason under the bus for Lucky and even Ric. They are friends they knew each other. Then Courtney happened. He told Courtney when she asked him if he loved her and he said no, he thought it could be something but he was wrong. What don’t people get about that. They hardly shared scenes together for over a year. They were completely out of each others orbit and when they did see each other it was not these long stares of oh I love you. Jason absolutely did love Sam before anything ever happened with him and Liz and that something was a one nigh stand that created a baby. That is not love!! and even after that happened and she lied to Jason and lucky and everyone else, there was no hook up and I love yous. They never even did it again until Emily died. Sam has changed and I love the way people are rooting for Mcbam because they beleive it will be a liz and Jason hook up. Have you guys watched those scenes, it was in no way about Liz and John. I also love how people always bring up Sam and the kidnapping without acknowledging the fact that both Jason (who IMO was out of character then as well as now), and Liz were lying for months??? Thats on them. They had a part in all of it as well. NOt saying it was right for Sam to do that, and IMO again, Sam was out of character. Jason didn’t forgive Sam the next day, it took months and when he did, I feel it was Jason that actually realized that it was because of all the lies and everything that happened that he did in fact have a part in it. SMH, love that people are now rooting for Mcbam after all the hate they have shown Sam over the years for being with Jason, in hope that it will bring a Liason hook up. If they end up together then so be it, but is this how you want them to end up together? The stoy is being driven by all the lies and antics of Todd and Heather,Franco, etc. Sam and Jason do love each other still people. hooking up with Liz again will be because she will try and comfort him because of Sam. Why would you want that???

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    tani replied

    @ slapintheface – love ur post, true to form. Hate that liason fans’ claim to fame is sam’s involvement in jake’s kidnapping. For their sake i hope they get their hookup & RC doesn’t screw them over lol

    Carol Byrd replied

    Great Post! well said and absolutely correct. Some will try to change history but some know better!

    Rebecca replied

    I agree with everything you said. It’s so sad ther after all these 8 years of Jason and Sam so
    adorable together and madly in love get ripped apart so horribly. They finally get married, and
    they destroy it with the stupid Franco story. Then Sam finally gets pregnant again, after losing
    her first baby girl, and they rip the baby from Jason and Sam. It’s so unlike how Jasam would
    respond! Do the new writers even know about Jason and Sam’s past 8 years or more together? Why can’t we have one happy couple on the show. The viewers like to see at least one or
    more happy couples together. And why rip the MOST POPULAR couple apart? It’s so sickening
    with the same old story lines these new writers are doing. OLTL was cancelled, and I hope these new writers don’t write these horrible storylines and get General Hospital cancelled. It’s all
    about the writing and story lines that destroy a show. Why couldn’t they let THE ADORABLE
    JASAM COUPLE have a fun as well as hot honeymoon and get to FINALLY have a baby together. It would have been so fun to watch Jason and Sam have fun together with their own
    precious baby. This is all they’ve wanted for years!!! We the fans have been also waiting for this
    for years. And Elizabeth and Jason never had a long romantic past at all. They were one night
    stands or short spurts. But no big love story. I’ve been watching this show for so many years.
    Elizabeth belongs with Lucky!!! They were adorable together. Finally Lucky comes back to the
    show and they give him a stupid story line then write him off the show. Elizabeth cried so hard when Lucky left. I don’t get it, they could have had a cute life together again. BrIng Lucky
    back and give him and Elizabeth their love story. That was real, not Elizabth and Jason!!
    Jason belongs with Sam. They are so great together in every way. So sad what is happening.

  73. Betty says:

    Michael and Steve are acting like what we are seeing on screen is a Jason/Liz/Sam story. They want us to believe it’s Jiz against Sam?

    It’s not.

    They are leaving out in their interview FV/RC’s pet on GH, the hero, John McBain. It’s a Jason/Liz/Sam/John story. Apparently Steve’s input to FV/RC about the character of Jason went in one ear and out the other. The writers have Jason looking like a complete jackass in this story. Their man, McBain, is the hero now on this show, but ME’s name is being left out of the interview even though he is part of this story.

    I wonder why……..

    It is what it is, Steve says…..Yes, I wouldn’t be happy either now that my best buds (Frons, Phelps, Guza) are gone and so goes SB’s pull and perks on GH.

    I think SB misses his mob action scenes with guns blazing instead of the dull, boring, “divorce, dead baby, cheating on me, cheating on you” crap they are trying to sell.

    Fans are engaged? People talking? They care? Then why are some fans tuning out and not watching this crap. And why aren’t the ratings reflecting their interest if viewers CARE so much? The ratings stink.

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    Kori replied

    ITA! While I am happy about the integration of the two shows there was never any doubt in my mind who the “pet” was going to be. RC loves McBain, Jason Morgan never had a chance.

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Rc’s agenda is McBam. No matter who it cripples or who it kills.

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    ~Sand replied

    After going thru everyone of these responses THIS IS THE ONE that I stop at to TOTALLY AGREE with everything you just said Betty…….

    Thank YOU Michael Fairman and Steve Burton for a wonderful and insightful interview!!!

    I am a REBECCA HERBST + STEVE BURTON FAN first and foremost – ELizabeth / Liason have become a staple for me with this soap because she keeps me connected to all the stories I loved from the past and almost every character on GH she has had powerful stories with – she is a VIABLE IMPORTANT CHARACTER to this show and shame on the ppl that want her to lose her job because they don’t get their raggedy ass, hap-hazard FICTIONAL couple! – she has children to feed, house and clothe!! ………Steve has also but he’s seemed to have changed his stance over the years – seen somewhat as a “YES” man to the Frons regime. So my opinion of him has changed a bit. Steve has said in the past that he never wanted to play Jason Q. because he found him “dull” and that as long as he was able to play Jason M. that he would stay. I pick up from this interview that they maybe changing Jason ….LoL – Steve doesn’t seem too happy with the changes going on.

    You have hit the nail on the head of this donkey Betty – (persay) – It’s all about “change”…..After watching this soap for 38 yrs, I’ve watched a many regime and writing tales for this show come and go. I’ve watched them as they toyed with the very first GH at Night many moons ago – THEN they gave us NightShift to offer us a different view of the original GH without the mob – we loved it and then they took that away……they should have kept the Night Shift platform going and moved characters around like they did when they first created the soap Port Charles from the GH arc…Night Shift was centered around the hospital (I assumed) because the original GH was taken over by the mob stories….The show wasn’t hospital oriented anymore.

    IDK where they get this mishap of ideas but it seems like they would want to continue to keep the fans happy by keeping the mob and hospital separate! if they want to retrieve the higher ratings they are looking for. WE hear that the cancellations come from people not watching the soaps anymore but the TRUE point to this is that the industry wants Soaps to go away for good. The writing for soaps is NOT WHAT IT USED TO BE to keep the audience ENTERTAINED – You can tell by the stories that are written – simple ideas slapped together with pieces picked up from the floor of old stories are not a good mix and then YES, fans WILL certainly turn you off! ….Don’t put the blame on a “dying’ genre when the industry itself is purposely KILLING IT…therefore upsetting the original Loyal fanbases that the original show seemed to maintain.

    This show is barely treading water right now and although I’m TOTALLY ENJOYING the OLTL merge along with the Liason interactions and JaSam breakup, I feel that we should have had the merging all along when they found that a change was coming to the genre. Lots of ppl don’t accept change very well and this is the outcome. They should have seen ALL of this coming and made preparations instead of firing and ending jobs and livelyhoods in an already strained economy.

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  74. michelle says:

    I totally agree with Steve!! I need my Jasam back asap. i have stopped watching it because of this new twist with Elizabeth. So, dumb to me….

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  75. Delsondra says:

    The Jasam fans truly slay me lol!! Frons/JFP/Guza surely did this fanbase a big disservice by giving you guys a sense of entitlement. Giving you the confidence to believe that you will always be catered to & that the new regime should fall in line with the previous regime’s agenda. Jasam is only together this long because of one man’s agenda. I think it was awfully foolish of the previous regime to write & produce this show around a select group of characters & ignore the rest of the cast. The show should be well balanced & entertain all of its viewing audience-not a select few. It has been said before, this is a soap & no soap couple last forever. Now, you know how the Liason fans felt waiting & hoping for 13+ years for Liason’s story to be told & it got derailed. Boo hoo, your couple isn’t together right now, but there’s always hope for a reunion in the future. I think 3+ years of this boring stagnant couple front & center on our screens is enough for now. So, quit boring us with the constant threats of boycotts, & the vile tweets to Ron/Frank because truly that’s not going to stop them from writing & producing their vision of the show the way they see it. If they continue to write interesting stories & shake up the canvas a bit they will probably get back more of the core audience that was lost over the years- that they won’t even miss the few viewers that are threatening to boycott because of their couple. I’m looking forward to see what direction their vision is going take & how the storylines unfold whether good or bad!!!

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    Kori replied

    The same way you mock their “sense of entitlement” I could mock your being over confident. The writing is on the wall regarding this new shake-up. THis is how RC writes his endgame couples, so maybe you should just enjoy what you’re getting now. Us OL viewers have been on this rodeo before and know exactly where its headed…

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    Carol Byrd replied

    JaSam fans don’t have a “sense” of anything..we like you, like what we like and want what we want. Just like you. Every writer has an agenda. Some good, some not so good and if we don’t like what we are seeing, we have every right, as you do, to speak out about it. We find Jiz just as boring as you find JaSam. This may come as a surprise to you but everything that you hate about JaSam, we hate about Jizbore! and yes, I agree, the show should be “well balanced and not just entertain a select group of people”. I can’ wait until that actually happens.

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    tani replied

    carol & kori I couldn’t agree with you more because when the tables are turned liason fans are all guns out, if this “reunion” does not go as they want it let’s see how long they will take to “tune out”/boycott/complain etc. Just can’t stand the hypocritical thinking.

    Beth replied

    Absolutely LOVE this comment!! You have written exactly what I have been thinking. IMO JaSammers who quit watching are NOT GH fans or even soap fans! Please..whining because your couple is not together at the moment. Reminds me of a bunch of spoiled children not getting their way! I have lived through many years of my fav couple being together for a minute then broken up, but I have never stopped watching. The way I see it, I have the anticipation of their eventual reunion to look forward to!

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    brenda replied

    Just like the 600,000 Liz fans that I keep hearing about that quit watching when Jake was killled. I guess those Liz fans are not real fans either.

  76. sarah says:

    You know what, I’ve stated my opinionn on this now i will just watch and read all these Liason fans going on about Jasam fans being whiners, wait 2-3mths from now, this is ron we are talking about, the one who in one of his interviews how can you write a love story that conquers all without giving them anything to conquer, the one who said we are going to throw everything we have at Jasam and watch then overcome, in otherwords no matter which way the story leads, the end is already set. Like I said before anyone watch John and Natalie’s transitional relationships and how they ended??? Brody and Marty went coo coo, now with any Luck no pun intended, Lucky might just show up and save Liz the walk down nutty lane otherwise dont be suprised to see her marty-ized, maybe even learning JJ’s paternity and keeping it, if indeed she ends up hooking up with Jason, then we’ll see the oh so nice fan base heap their praise to TPTB, just you wait……………

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    LT4bama replied

    No Sarah don’t stop. Enjoyed reading every one of your comments. You were so on point, especially love the way you showed the Sam haters that they were talking out two sides of their mouth and just making our case. They know what’s up, just rather stay in denial like their fav character Lizzy.

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    tani replied

    sarah your comments are on point, I too am sitting back & waiting for ron to give liason their “reunion” and if it doesn’t match the picture in their heads we will definitely see them kicking & screaming like they did years ago (something they completely have blanked out of their memory). I have watched Jolie & Jasam follows the exact pattern/ story line. So liason fans do enjoy while it lasts.

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  77. jen says:

    i hope the writers reunited jason and sam. they belong together. they have been miserable since november. time for them to get some happiness.

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  78. Shelley says:

    I can’t believe what RC has done to JaSam. They are the best love story in soap history. They have been put through more angst then any other couple. It’s time to reunite them and give them their baby boy and let them be a family.

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  79. MCBAMJASAM says:

    I will watch vintage JASAM…..

    From 2004-2011…

    Jasam will always be the couple for me!!!!
    They will always be the couple for me always!!!!!

    Jasam is the ONLY REASON I WATCH GENERAL HOSPITAL
    SO I WONT BE WATCHING!!!!!

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    Rebecca replied

    I also watch the vintage Jasam regularly for a fun , and so in love Jasam! I miss them
    very much. Sam and Jason always worked so well together out on adventures. They always
    had eachother’s back . Sam saved Jason as well as Jason saved Sam. How fun watching
    theur first kiss, the time they were paying domino’s and Sam got tipsy, all the times they
    together solved crimes together. Out finding Michael and Christina as small children and again
    when they were teenage runaways. Jasam were a great team together. Why tear them apart?
    Sam could shoot a gun as good as Jason. They were very adorable and madly in love! They
    are the only reason I love the show. Without them together, it’s so negative and discouraging.
    The fans waited for 8 years for Jasam to finally get married. I worry that the writers don’t know
    the real Jasam relationship, and will destroy General Hospital. Jason and Sam did not deserve
    such a pathetic storyline to tear them apart, as well as tear their own baby from them. They
    make eachother laugh as well as can get very hot and steamy love scenes together. I miss all
    that. They helped the show to stay afloat! Elizabeth belongs with Lucky! They need to bring
    thet love story together. Liz and Jason were never real long lasting lovers ever!!!
    I like some of the OLTL characters added to the show, but writers DO NOT TURN GH
    INTO OLTL. Remember OLTO was cancelled and didn’t have the great story lines GH had.
    Are the writers going to make Kate/Connie the next Vicky/Nicky Lord of OLTL?? Writers
    Come up with original storylines, not the ones from OLTL. I hope they have Jason and Sam
    work together and find their baby together! It needs to come out that Jason is the father.
    Jasam can forgive eachother just like they definitely would have done in the past. I really
    hope Jason and Sam do find their way back together and rekindle their love and deep passion
    for eachother. Their marriage was the shortest I’ve ever seen on the show. Not fair.
    Soooo many Jasam fans sad. PLEASE NEW WRITERS GET TO KNOW THE REAL JASAM
    characters and keep GH from being cancelled. Bring back some of the Quartermaines to
    the show ( Allen and Emily Q. ). Also Stephan and Nicolas Cassadine. And Lucky Spencer.
    We have faith in you.

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  80. Sallah says:

    the person that answered my last comment. i wasn’t referring to Steve Burton being a yawn but the questions being asked. Steve is an amazing actor and continues to blow fans away with his incredible acting and on screen presence. he always gives 100% in each scene no matter what the material he is given

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  81. Darcy says:

    I like seeing Jason & Elizabeth too but they are being written now they are allowed scenes together (without a third party)…All the scenes amount to is Elizabeth being a JaSam cheerleader…I’d like to see her in a front-burner storyline instead of once every couple of weeks related to Jason and or Ewen…the OLTL crossover characters & Heather are on nonstop it seems half the show is dialoging about Jason and/or Sam.

    What I do like?
    That this regime is making Elizabeth’s character “grow” and stay “grown” she’s stronger and supportive…just need to see her more. She isn’t included in promos (I can only count one I’ve seen all year) e.g. Summer Romance 2012 so I guess she won’t have a story.

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  82. B says:

    To have a real relationship between Jason and Liz is long over due. I never liked Sam to begin with, ever since she was basically to blame for Jax father dying(IMO). Bouncing off of one man to another. Where Liz and Jason actually had a friendship that blossomed into a romance.
    Part of the reason why us women watch soaps is because of the whole “fairytale” aspect. Dont we love to see the femme fatale get rescued by the misunderstood badboy?
    Jason and Sam have a great sexual chemistry, dont get me wrong , they are very similar in a lot of ways, but there is nothing “deep” about them. We need to see the characters of Jason, Liz and Sam more true to who they were when they entered the show.
    Sam- con artist
    Liz- dreamer
    Jason (after accident) – bad boy with a heart of gold

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    MCBAMJASAM replied

    YALL JUST RH TO GET A STORY!!!!
    SHE CANT ACT!!!
    YALL OUT IN FULL

    WAKE ME UP WHEN IS OVER~!!

    BY THE WAY KELLY MONACO CAN ACT,,,,,,

    YOU GIRL CANT!!!

    GUZA GAVE YALL LIARSIONS
    AND YALL STILL GOT A NASTY TASTE!!

    2006-2007 WAS THE WORST WRITING IN SOAP OPERA

    OH ,BY THE WAY I WONT BE WATCHING!!

    RC IS DOWN RIGHT DUMB!!

    SAM AND BABY FOR THE WIN!!!

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  83. Troy Turner says:

    Bitch, Bitch, Bitch-would you two fanbases just stop it already-we don’t have time for this. All this PAMming is just playing into ABC’s hands. Threaten to not watch, and it will be GONE-and you won’t have couples to worry about, and the complainers will all deserve The Chew, GAA, and Katie on a 24/7 loop. Watch the show, it’s that simple

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    Carol Byrd replied

    LOL!

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    Julie replied

    Don’t worry when they rant and whine about it, whatever they say it means they are interested and watch..TPTB want that, they want fans talking about, all these comments are not everything but it means something Burton is lucky to have such strong and passionate fanbases (although soap fans are sometimes really crazy and take this too seriously..)

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  84. Nancy says:

    I love Steve Burton and completely trust Frank and Ron having been a 43 year OLTL fan. I watched GH from the beginning and what is happening to daytime is the fault of ABC and no one else. I don’t know why they think we don’t watch soaps anymore. I love GH now and am so happy to have a little of OLTL back. Thanks for the great interview

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    Dawn replied

    ITA and Thank you for saying that!

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  85. MCBAMJASAM says:

    well, I ONLY watch bits and pieces….

    I NEED TO CHANGE MY NAME….

    MCBAIN A LITTLE TO OLD FOR MY SAMMY…

    the story is redudant….

    JASAM have been through too much for 1 year…

    1. Franco cruel joke
    2.A pregancey ..it’s a good thing
    3. Jason acting weird since FRANCO,,,What a mess…
    4. McBain comes to the show..
    5. Now Lizzie ass

    Jasam need some peace…

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  86. Trigger13 says:

    I know that you have to have some backstabbing and cheating but Jason & Sam have always loved each other so deeply and worked so hard at getting over what went wrong and getting back to what’s right. Now, the writers have totally just made it that much more difficult to get them back together. We the fans know that his heart belongs to Sam and that they’re truly soulmates. McBain or Elizabeth can’t come between JaSam. They accept one another and the writers need to remind JaSam for their fans that the bottom line is that they need to remember their love, respect, and devotion to one another. The writers really need to talk to Jason & Sam because the fans have been waiting for a very, very long time for Jason & Sam to start their family. Spinelli has put tracking devices on Jerry Jax and he couldn’t put one on Heather. Do the writers not remember this? Why didn’t Sam inquire about the babies being born on that night as her baby? Why didn’t she get Jason to help her investigate. He would have believed her. At least he would have put her mind at ease if there was no foul play. I just hate that the writers think we are so stupid and that Jason has very good instincts as well as Sam. I guess these writers just wanted more stupid drama from Crazy (Heather) and gullable Todd????

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    Carol Byrd replied

    Right. We know there is going to be some mess going on in their lives, that they are not going to be blissfully happy in their lives and marriage. But their history has been written in a way that the mess that is being thrown at us now is just stupid, contrived and being written for agendas’ again, some not so good. Jason could have problems with Sam or vis versa that did not have anything to do with outside parties. John is in love with Nat and always has been and he would not be kissing Sam due to some contrived stupid “connection”. Sam would not b trusting or having any feelings for John when she would have died to save Jason’s life and has been glued to his side in like forever. So give me angst and give me drama, hell even give me separations but don’t give me BULLSHIT! I don’t want to see “What if” I want to see “What IS”!

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  87. Rebecca says:

    I have to say I’m so unhappy with what the writers have done to Jason and Sam. They have been so
    adorable and fun together for at least 8 years! They are so in love and finally get together to get ripped
    apart!! Finally Sam has another baby, and they rip that from them as well!! How sickening. Same old story
    lines played over and over on every soap. It’s no wonder the fans get tired of everyone having to be unhappy. It’s great to have at least one HOT COUPLE LIKE JASAM stay together. They are like the modern day Bonnie and Clyde at times. They are fun, so similar, very very hot together and just really do
    love eachother. Here we go again, having to deal with Elizabeth!!!!! Can’t we get Lucky back. They were so great together in the past. They were another great coule ripped apart. Soooooooo sickening!

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  88. Stephanie says:

    I agree with Steve Burton about his interview and that the writers don’t really care about making anyone happy. I feel bad for him and perhaps he has had enough with the stupid drama of everyone breaking up Sam and Jason. Who by the way is not a boring couple at all. If anything they have dealt with too much angust and problems since they have been married, franco, baby death/switch, heather, john McBain, Todd, Liz and the list goes on How can you call this boring?

    . Just a bunch of stupid stuff that was unnessary. Now lets throw Liz. Heather and John McBain who is not to be trusted and ugly choice for Sam. What the hell is wrong with the writers? She doesn’t know anything about him. I heard he is a real sleaze as well. I don’t even like him at all whata horrible pairing. He looks WAY TOO OLD anyway. He looks like he could be Sam’s father.

    It is so old with the whole Elizabeth crap again. Bring back Lucky at least keep the story line with Ewen and Liz together. Why even pursure him saving her life on the ship if you make him evil and not trustworthy.?
    Jason needs to fight for his marrige and for Sam. Sam needs to come first. They need to work together to find their son and keep him safe from anyone. Then take care of the people who are responsible for screwing up their marriage. That is what they need to focus on. Not the stupid cheat on each other and find someone new story. So annoying. Jason and Sam are so OOC right now that it is sickening.

    I don’t want to see the same tired plot of Jason protecting Liz. Stupid story line with the same crap that was played over in the past. Have Liz move on without any attachments to Jason. Or at least stay as friends like Robin did.

    Let Sam and Jason have their family again and be happy without all the drama hitting the fans. Enough is enough. Stop testing their love for each other.

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  89. Rebe says:

    I agree that the writers don’t seem to know the character at all on GH. They need
    to go back and watch vintage on JASAM. They aren’t even closely portrayed like
    the people they have always been. Sam loved Jason with all her heart as did Jason
    with Sam. Jason even yelled out that he never loved anyone as much as he loves Sam!!!
    I hope they have Jason and Sam join forces to solve a mystery and find their way
    back to eachother. They are so adorable and hot when out on capers together.
    JASAM needs to find their OWN SON and find that Jason is the father. Come on
    writers (Ron) don’t destroy GH and turn it into OLTL! Remember OLTL was
    cancelled. Bring Lucky back for Elizabeth. They did really love eachother. Elizabeth
    doesn’t go well with Jason at all!! Jason isn’t the real Jason with the always victim
    Elizabeth!

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  90. Rebe says:

    I agree with everything you said. I also want Guza back to save General Hospital!!
    He knows all the characters so well and can reinvigorate the show with fun and
    steamy storylines for Jasam! He would never tear Sam and Jason apart like what
    is going on, nor would he rip JASAM’s baby from them. This is what Jasam have wanted
    for sooo many years. They wanted to get married and have their own baby and
    sweet family. Ron needs to get to know these characters and stop it with the ripping
    everyone apart. Don’t the writers get it that the fans LOVE HAPPY STORY LINES.
    You don’t have to have upset, cheating, breaking apart couples to have a great story
    line. Ron needs to review the fun capers Jasam would go out on together. Very fun,
    exciting and hot. Those times the ratings soared. Bring back the great characters that
    were killed off. Bring back Lucky for Elizabeth for sure. Bring back Emily Quartermaine
    and Nicholas Cassedine. Bring back Allen Q. And Jax needs to come back for Carly.
    I hope Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati don’t destroy this show. Don’t give us OLTL
    all over again! Learn about General Hospital and all the characters we all have watched
    for years!

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  91. Carm Marsillo says:

    PLEASE DO NOT BREAK UP JASON AND SAM, LET THEM FIGURE OUT ABOUT THE BABY SOON, AND START THE SEARCH. OR LET THE BABY GET SICK SO TEA HAS TO TAKE HIM BACK TO GH BECAUSE THAT’S WHERE STEVE TOLD HER ABOUT HIS RARE CONDITION. ALSO GET RID OF JERRY AND JOE SCULLY, NEVER DID LIKE JERRY….GET RID OF HEATHER PLEASE DO NOT BRING HER BACK WE HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF HER.
    THANKS
    CARM

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  92. jasmine says:

    I think Jason and Sam deserve a happy ending and Elizabeth need to stop being the little hoe she is and let them be happy, everyone who feels sorry for her are just like her,she should feel bad about what she has done she just looks pathetic,just cause she cant have jake back she didn’t want sam to have hers

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  93. da real #1 gh fan says:

    To me, I just want Jason and Sam to be happy no matter if they are with together and happy, or they are divorced because in the end Jason and Sam belongs together no matter what. Elizabeth is someon who Jason can come to for confront and nothing more. She thought that her and Jason would have a chance @ something, but yet she finally realize that her and Jason won’t have a future together because Sam And Jason will be each others no matter if they together or divorce. This would be Sam’s first child with Jason the biological father. Jason has a child with Elizabeth and I understand why she’s always with Jason and he’s gone (sorry for putting it like that). I know that Sam and Jason will get through it.

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  94. Jen says:

    When I first heard Steve Burton was leaving I was filled with pure anger as a faithful 2 GH fan & I honestly don’t know if I will still keep watching once Steve leaves. Fridays 10/19/12 cliffhanger and stunner basically ripped my heart out. Just as Sam & Jason decided to become a family and get settled in with their baby, whom Jason made it a mission to prove the medical records and stories of that ill-fated night, then managed to save the baby as that physcopath Heather tried to jump off the roof with the baby in hand, which was a heart wrenching episode, i was so grateful the always reliiable and dependable Jason managed to grab baby Daniel. It’s only too bad that freak show Heather didnt die, which is such a crock, after a fall that huge, as if i never thought i could despise any other character on GH or wish them die everyday, I pray the whackjob Heather rots in hell. I just broke my heart and also stunned me with this whole Joe Scully, Bernie, Duke & Robin scheme. What killed me today and made me realize one of my most beloved, favorite, amazing actors on the show is really leaving very soon after getting shot in the back by that pig Joe Scully, who Jason shoulve emptied every bullet he had in that rat, rapist, kidnapping and lying murderous scumbag. Now I can only pray Jason survies for a few days to say good by to his wife, find out the truth that Danny is really his son, say bye to the rest of his beloved friends & family. I just dont know if I wil remain a faithful viewer once he leavex, its sucked losing Jax, Brenda, Sonny and Jason before years ago and at that time I despised the writers & stopped watching the show for over a year. Its so true, why can’t any couple on GH get to have more then a week @ best to be in love and happy without some terrible tragedy happening???? It’s a major fstration and I get they need drama and intensity but they must so horribly and sadly destroy some of the best couples GH has had over the years??? Totally unfair, like killing off Robin and watching poor dear Patrick go thru such massive grief, i cried for@ least 2 wks, it again almost made me stop watching. Writers need to disting between drama and putting viewers thru PURE HELL & HEARTBEAT. Losing Steve Burton is a devastating loss, NO ONE could EVER fill his role, he was made to play Jason and I can only imagine how terrible its gonna to be for so many people close to him on the show to see him leave. I wish him all the best wit his choice and his family, but want to let him know he’s always been my #1 Actor/Hearthrob, as well as always managed to deliver some of the best sarcastically dark lines that made me laugh so much. I just dread Mondays episode, after seeing him laying in a pool of blood, pray Bernie’s call to Sonny does some good and most of all besides Jason finds out that baby Danny is really his, i pray that bastard Joe Scully dies or is already dead. I will be watching with my box of tissues in hand and go thru another massive depression of anger, grief and loss, like i did when we all thought Robin dies. Maybe they can do the same sort of storyline so if Steve ever wants to come back he can, as GH has lost way too many of its leading and most favored actors already. Id also like to know when they plan on addressing Edwards death….so sad, disappointmented and heart broken I’ll never get to see that gorgeous, laid back character Jason Morgan again!

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  95. vicki says:

    Did Steve Burton not sign a contract? that would be the most devastating loss on GH. I am also sick of this crap that the writers are either hiding or killing off some of their main characters. They will lose a lot of fan base!

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  96. Sunnee says:

    I think that they should wrap this Jiz stuff up. Either he is with Sam and make it very plain to Liz that he loves and want Sam, or the other way around. Sam/Liz need their own man and not competing over Jason. Sam is a very beautiful woman but they have her hung on Jason. Besides he made Liz relevant?Robin was his first love, and from there it was Sam, so who keep trying to ake Liz relevant?Come now folks in the real world Liz couldn’t compete with Sam, she couldn’t compete with Courtney.probably is a reason they never went Jiz, and one reason I can see is Liz can’t do a couple. She has no chemistry with anyone.She got a few fans with 500 email addresses and Ryan and Richard, he pimps the character.Gusa fired her and they calim her fans flapped, bullshit,JP hired her back,probably becausse SBu ased her to(her hubby and him are friends and they all are Juicers.Its time to stick Liz with Jason or please get her out of Sam orbit.

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