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78 September 28th, 2012 It’s A Wrap For GH’s Steve Burton! On His Final Tape Day He Tweets Message to Cast & Fans!

After wrapping up 21 years as Jason Morgan yesterday over at the set of General Hospital, Daytime Emmy winner and fan favorite, Steve Burton posted a short video on his Twitter account of him driving away from his ABC Studio, his former home away from home, an image of the cast and crew having Black T-Shirt Day in honor of Steve’s last episode, and a farewell parting shot which we have posted here.

In addition, Burton send out the following tweet to his fans and colleagues, “One of the toughest days I’ve had. I am truly blessed to have spent time w/the cast and crew of GH. Amazing people . I will deeply miss u.”

“To you: the fans, thank u for enriching my life.  I am humbled by your love and support.  I appreciate all that u do for me. ”

As well, cast mates, Nancy Lee Grahn, Haley Pullos, Rebecca Herbst, and John J. York, all took to Twitter to say their goodbyes as well, and as we have previously posted, so many others earlier in the day.

So, it’s a wrap for Burton.   How do you feel now about his exit from the series?  How do you think the show will write Jason off the canvas?   Weigh-in!

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  1. Debi says:

    On the ‘run’

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  2. JR says:

    I’m pretty neutral on his leaving. Tired of Sonny, Jason and the mob. Would have liked for him to stay IF they would have done a return to Jason Quartermaine storyline.

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    Vanessa replied

    I agree, enough of the mob.

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    MK replied

    ITA, The mob story is Over! They had many opportunities to bring back as Jason Q but they never succeeded. Also it isn’t Like he hasn’t left before. He Left in 2001 and came back about a year later. Even Sonny has left and come back.

    Marisa replied

    Sick of the mob as well especially Sonny. I am not saying eliminate Sonny but give him less air time. He is not the heatthrob he used to be in years past. His love scenes make me want to vomit his acting has gotten so bad.

    Rusty replied

    the problem with the mob story line is that they are no longer scary or threatening. How many times has Sonny pulled a gun on someone, only to put it away unused? When was the last time an enemy of his actually disappeared after he threatens to make it happen? The writers have made Sonny an impotent leader. Where’s the story lines where he does something terrible and the current love of his life has to decide if she can handle his lifestyle? Remember when there was a dispute on the docks and Carly (played by Sarah Brown) jumped right into it and called a strike using Sonny’s name? That’s what I want to see. More conflict and action with the mob instead of a bunch of empty threats.

    SARAH replied

    sorry debi and vanessa but maurice benard and steve burton along with
    tony geary are GH, the quatermaines are old news love them but they cannot
    carry the show, with steve burton gone it will be a big loss for gh he is loved
    by millions of fans including me. so sorry you feel that way but you are just 2 people and its your opinion.

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    Janice replied

    Sorry Sarah but MILLIONS have silently spoken out about how much the mob, Sonny and Jason suck by turning off their televisions! GH used to be #1 and it’s never reached those heights under MB and SB. Sorry you can’t recognize that but your just one person with an opinion.

    MORGAN FARANTINO-CLARK. replied

    jr:
    us at soapactressspotlight,and http://www.soapactresscentral.com feel same way if he had stayed do more than just the whole BORING JASUCK crap….boring jasuck i mean jasam,are over done now.

    and if he would’ve had more as JASON Q would have been better.

    so long steve i won’t miss ya!( NOT jason morgan with sam who i hate the jasam crap but i will MISS U STEVE as jason period…excluding a relationship with sam.

    just bore me to pieces,with sam and i wish STEVE well now that he is gone from gh

    from morgan farantino.

    moderator, at http://www.soapactresscentral.com
    GH Forum

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  3. Mark says:

    Did he take Sonny with him?

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  4. Manny says:

    It’s a sad day for us fans, still hard to grasp. if this was hard for us (the fans) imagine what he must of felt. I don’t think he realized the magnitude or the impact he has made on GH. I only wish the best in his new journal, and here’s hoping that until the final curtain call for GH happens, he may yet again grace us with his presence.

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  5. Rod says:

    This is a horrible & sad day. I wish Steve well! It will be sad for Carly & Sonny to not have their best friend. I will miss that so much. Get over the Mob thing people. It’s not even as bad as it was and HELLO it’s part of the canvas for years just like other soaps have even more ridiculous back ground stories. LOVE GH AND ITS THE BEST EVER RIGHT NOW!! Minus what they are doing to poor Dr Patrick with these horrid new Drs. & Nurse

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    Patrick replied

    I didn’t look at it this way…. nice post… especially… what with Carly and Sonny missing their best friend.

    I’m sick of this “new” regurge story with Patrick…. the mousy cinderella with the “hot” feme fetale… so obvious… Dr. patrick doesn’t deserve this…. oye… it’s going nowhere fast. it’s a waste of good talent.

    did elizabeth have something to do with the dna results? kinda took the thunder out of our sails… when Carly told Liz… get over it… Jason is not yours… LOL. and liz is still holding on to “nothing”.

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    SARAH replied

    i agree patrick jason will be missed and sonny will seek revenge and the mob
    storyline will go on , heck he is great (maurice) by himself and those dimples
    man women love them me too. patrick needs robin back asap

    and dump duke lavery asap

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  6. Rod says:

    Whatever they do,don’t kill him lol. He will ride off on that Motorcycle I’m thinking

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    SARAH replied

    sorry rod i think they may have today but hopefully he will return soon

    will miss jason/steve burton he is and will always be the hero of the show
    and save the day, gh will not be the same without him

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  7. rebecca says:

    I personally loved his character and feel he was central to most everything on GH. Thought his character showed strength, incredible loyalty, compassion…subtle humor, HOTNESS! ;) …took Spinelli in when he would have been mocked by most…

    So for me his character is a great loss. Sad to see him go but wish him well in his future endeavors.

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    Carly replied

    I agree …his character is a great loss to both Carly, Sonny and Sam storylines … I am so sad and depressed ….

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    SARAH replied

    yeah carly i feel the same way, great loss for GH and all the characters on the
    canvas, he was our hero on gh

  8. Sheryl Postin says:

    I hope they don’t kill him maybe he will just go somewhere to decide who he was to be with. that would Steve time to decide if he wants to come back or if someone is going to replace him. Whatever Steve decide I wish him the best of luck he is a fantastic actor and many people will miss him very much.

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    brenda replied

    i think he will catch sam in bed with john or he will catch them saying i love you, thats what i think, they will never kill jason off because he is a golden boy and steve might come back in the future .

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    kay/kay replied

    I think he needs to ride off in the sunset with the famous reindeer sweater on! Lol!

  9. Debbie Harris says:

    Makes me sad. Will miss the Jason character. :( (

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  10. Eileen Hargis says:

    I am just scared that are actually goung to bring Sean Kanan in to try to be Jason, a definite huge mistake. cannot play romantic or tender, something Steve could switch to at a drop o

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    Carly replied

    That would be really bad ……… you can’t recast someone after 21 years ….

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    brenda replied

    Yes u can if the star won’t come back at all

    MARYELAINE replied

    I TOTALY AGREE THAT WOULD NOT BE WISE

  11. dionne says:

    What will it take for GH writers to listen to the fans when we say that we are tired of the mobster sl. I don’t watch it regularly anymore. Only from time to time, but when I do check in nothibg has changed – except they bring in more mobsters. Grow up already GH!

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  12. Christine says:

    Such beautiful, touching words from a guy who plays a hitman. Love it. I hope he had a great day and that is future is just as blessed.

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  13. toscanti says:

    Best of luck to you Steve.

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  14. Ashley says:

    I HATE IT!!! I loved Steve Burton. I have watched this show since I was about 6 years old with my mom and I have always liked him. I loved that they were making his character more real and him and Sam together was amazing. I just really hope that he decides to come back. :(

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    Michelle Miller replied

    I totally agree ! I have watched Jason since i was small like 4 and still watch. But Steve and Jason makes the show! When Jason is no longer on the show I will stop watching!!! If and when he comes back I will start watching again…..

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  15. BMonika says:

    I am tired of the Jason and Sonny haters. There has been no mob stuff lately. I will miss Steve Burton (Jason) so very much. I so wanted to see him with Sam one more time with their new baby. See Jason putting the baby in Sam’s arms and renewing their vows. The show will never be the same without him. I hope Steve will come back someday to GH. I am saddened by his departure. I am a huge fan of his. I wish him the best and hope to meet him one day. I so wanted Jason and Sam to be back together. I am sick of Elizabeth.

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    Carly replied

    I agree completely!

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    MARYELAINE replied

    I FEEL YA THEY NEE T GET OVER IT MOB STUFF IS ON THE BACK BURNER RIGHT NOW.AND MISS ELIZABETH HOME WRECKER WEBBER NEEDS TO GET OVER HER SELF.

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  16. Joanne Allen says:

    Love always Steve you will be greatly missed ! Hope you return soon it won’t be the same gh. Boohoo please don’t go. Gosh I can’t beleive it. Thanks for 21 fantastic years see you soon wish wish!!! :(

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  17. steve says:

    Steve I wish You & Your Family the greatest , now maybe You Guys can take that long over due Vacation ! Steve keep Us posted about Your latest Projects lol !

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  18. lisa says:

    21 really great years….you’ll be missed Steve Burton,hopefully the door will be left open for you to return.
    I really hope they don’t do a recast….can’t imagine anyone else in the role.
    Best of luck !!

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  19. Gayle says:

    Sucks!!!!! He will be missed!

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  20. su0000 says:

    SB/Jason .is awesome andit’s sad to see him leave GH..
    I wish it were Sam that is gone, that character should now leave too ..

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  21. Tina says:

    This is gonna be devastating for the fans – and for GH. So sad!

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  22. Doe says:

    Well, we all knew this was coming. When you think about it, 21 years is a long, long time. And he is still a young man. I don’t think he will have to worry about the next thing in his life. I believe it will find him! The baby issue will be solved either with Heather or Todd or Johnny. They will all crash. Or maybe the baby issue will never be solved unless when the child gets older, he or she will go looking for his parents. What ever happens, I will miss Jason….Good luck..Steve…

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  23. heidi says:

    I love the character of Jason and he is so much more than just a mob hitman and that is due to the writing and to Steve Burton. I will miss him… but wish him all good things… but please come back every now and then. He could be off trying to find Robin…

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    Tali Smith replied

    I agree with you Heidi. Jason & Sam belong together, hope they ride off into the sunset with their son and Sam can come back later after Jason has disappeared!

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  24. Beacon says:

    Thank god for that. Jason and Sonny have been a parasite on GH for years. One down, one to go.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Beacon, ur lites burned out, goodbye. Too bad you’re dim!

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  25. Rodd says:

    I’m rather new to GH (came over when OLTL was pulled), so my perspective may be a bit different that those who have history with the show. Someone said Steve didn’t show any emotions, that his expressions never change. I watched a few episodes off my DVR yesterday and couldn’t disagree more. He’s a fine actor IMHO. I think “Jason” plays a big part in the story and will be missed. I don’t see all the fuss about the mob storyline because it doesn’t seem to infuse the show as the dominant theme. Sure, there are alot more characters on GH who are tied to the mon than other soaps I’ve watched, but it isn’t like there are shootings or mob hits on every week like I heard it used to be. Mobsters are on but it’s no different than the multiple corporate take-overs on other shows. In all, I think GH is well written, produced and acted. Steve Burton and “Jason” will definitely leave a gap when he last airs. JMHO.

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    Carly replied

    I agree!!

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  26. TruthTeller says:

    BRING BACK LUCY COE
    BRING BACK SCOTT BALDWIN
    GET RID OF SONNY
    RECAST SERENA BALDWIN, KRISTINA CORINTHOS AND KEEP TRACY AND JOE TOGETHER!

    there that would make my day !

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    brenda replied

    I used to like sonny don’t know why they change him,if lily was alive I know he would not be like this sonny

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  27. krktoday says:

    I wish he would have posted who he did his last scene with. I hope it will be with Sam and his son. I think he will leave town to protect his son. I can’t imagine any other reason he would suddenly leave town upon finding out he has a kid.
    I guess if we see him on the set in the black short sleeve shirt we will know it is his last day.
    I think this show has enough sexy men to carry on without him but I still will miss him.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Steve wears a black shirt every day, hows that gonna help u.know its his last day? Lol

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  28. kay/kay says:

    Over the years they saved a lot on wardrobe! Lol!

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    1loveabcsoaps replied

    True that!

    What a way for a guy to come to work, I know he loved it, not having to put on those stuffy suits ALL the time.

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  29. Sharon ouka says:

    I had the pleasure of meeting Steve on the set of GH back in 2008. What a gentleman! I have to be honest, he was the main reason i cintinued watching GH. Now hearing that Nancy is leaving, theres not alot of reasons ill continue wattching. I cant Even I MAGINE Sam ending up with John. That will do it for me.

    jason, a heartfelt thank you for bringing entertainment into my home. Youll be missed!

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    Where did u hear Nancy is leaving, nothing has been said about that?

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  30. brenda says:

    for the younger fans i remember steve back in 1986 or 1987 he was on this show call out of this world ,boy he was so sexy , i love his long blond hair need to see it on youtube

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  31. Sharon ouka says:

    please, Please, PLEASE…..dont bring back the old Jason back. Just wondering what will happen with Sam now??? To pair her up with someone else would be an upset. Like someone posted earlier, the ideal thing to do (and i think most fans would be happy)…..end it with sam and jason together With the baby…

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  32. CINDY says:

    So very sad that Steve..aka: Jason has “Left the building” :(
    I hope they don’t kill him off!!! Please leave the door open, just in case!!!
    Steve you are an awesome actor/person and I will miss you very much <3

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  33. brenda says:

    Steve is thinking about his family ,I think he should go to CBS after they get rid of Victor

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  34. MARYELAINE says:

    THE SHOW WILL NOT BE THE SAME AND IF THEY ARE CONSIDERING RECASTING THE PART THEY NEED TO THINK TWICE.NO ONE COULD PLAY JASON MORGAN BUT STEVE FANS WOULD NOT STAND FOR THAT STEVE HAS PLAYED JASON FOR 20 YRS OR LONGER I HAVE WATCHED THE SHOW SINCE FOR 20 PLUS YEARS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT GH IS HOW THEY ALWAYS KEEP THE SAME CAST FOR THE MOST PART.I HOPE HE LEAVES LOOKING FOR SAMES BABY OR JUST UP AND LEAVES ON HIS BIKE HURTING OVER HIS AND SAMS DIVORCE.AS FOR STEVE HE IS A GREAT GUY I WILL TRUELY MISS HIM,BUT I WISH HIM AD HIS FAMILY ALL THE BEST.MUCH LOVE TO YOU STEVE BURTON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOUR FAN MARYELAINE SHIPLEY

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  35. BARBARA FINKENBINDER says:

    I am personally upset that Steve is leaving GH but know he is a fantastic actor whatever his endeavor(s) come , in the future, will be the great actor he is. Love you Steve and best of luck…………hugggggggggggs!

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  36. janet says:

    Goodbye.Don’t let the door hit ya ,where the good lord split ya.
    I am so sick of the mob,I have shut the show off numerous times..I love my DVR,so I never have to watch the unholy three .FF city.
    I will not miss him at all,I just wish he had taken the other two with him.
    Wonder how long before he shows up on Y&R?

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  37. Linda Boag Moores says:

    To be honest, if I was Steve Burton I would have left too. That being said, he has always been my favourite so it is the end of General Hospital, not only for me but I’m sure for others. I read the sneak previews each week but I have stopped watching GH because bringing all these people over from OLTL has totally ruined it for me. OLTL was cancelled, why bring actors over from a defunct show and try to make it theirs. Just doesn’t work for me.

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    Tony Allen replied

    If the actors from OLTL came over to GH, it is because ABC daytime made a huge mistake with the Revolution, we all know that. Forty three years and a show like that lasts less than six months. They deserve a chance to hone their
    craft. Dont blame them for the mess ABC daytime made. Good luck, Steve.
    Keep on rocking GH.

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    toney replied

    Don’t blame the actors from OLTL, they are just honing their craft because the ABC daytime people made a mistake after forty three years, they decided it was time for them to go and after less than six months, it was time for the Revolution to go too. So keep on rocking Steve, and good luck to to you and to GH.

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  38. Christy says:

    I’ll miss him. He was a nice guy, great actor too. There are so many that have story lines that tie into Jason, I think I’d like them to recast the role, rather than have him killed off — especially if Robin is still alive. I can’t think the Jason would never find out his close friend is still alive and being held “captive”… glad they tied up the finding the baby was alive, but he still doesn’t know it’s his child.

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  39. MPierce says:

    GH Will Never Be The Same With Jason Morgan Gone! We Love You Steve. Best Wishes To You And Your Family

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  40. Gsav says:

    Love Jason, I cannot believe he will no longer be on the show. You have one lucky family! You will truly be missed.

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  41. sheila says:

    He will most likely be shot. If not that then it will be left up in the air with no final outcome. We will just be guessing what happened to him for a long time to come.

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  42. sheila says:

    You will be missed greatly. I have been watching this show since 1963. I have seen a lot of actors come and go…. Hopefully one day you will return…Good luck in Tennessee and may you find happiness in whatever you do.

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  43. karen says:

    i hope he is not dead at the docks and he ends up on sonnys island working at the casino missing his family but being safe

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  44. Judy says:

    I can’t believe Jason is leaving! I’ve been watch GH for the last 16 years and I love Jason! Sam and Jason finally get back together and this baby is Jason’s will he ever no it before he leaves? GH won’t be the same without Jason, hopefully Sonny sticks around for a long time becuase if he leaves to, I think that will be the end of me watching General Hospital. Gonna miss Jason so much, good luck Steve!

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  45. DORIS says:

    wish u the best steve but we hope they recast a jason GH WILL NOT B THE SAME WE WILL MISS U MAYBE IF THEY RECAST JASON THE DOORS WILL B OPEN IF U DECIDE TO COME BACK

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  46. DORIS says:

    IM CRYIN I LOVE THIS SHOW ITS BAD ENOUGH THEY TOOK OUT OLTL BUT HAPPY JOHN AND STARR AND TODD R ON GH AND SOMETIME TEA LOVE THIS HOPE SOME OF OLTL ACTORS JOIN GH

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  47. DORIS says:

    GH NEEDS TO BRING IN A CHARACTER TO REPLACE STEVE THIS CANT STAY LIKE THIS SAM WAS SO HAPPY JASON NEEDS TO BE AROUND SO WHEN THE BABY GROWS HE IS THERE OR MAKE THE STORY THAT INVOLING JASON HELD AGAINST HIS WILL AFTER BEEN SHOT THAT LAVERY HAS JASON IN THE SAME PLACE THEY HAVE ROBIN AND THAT JASON SEES HER AND SAFES HER AND BRING HER BACK TO PATRICK AND EMMA AND ANNA FOUND OUT THAT DUKE HAS ROBIN AND HE ALSO HAS JASON……

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  48. Ms. Smith says:

    The story line should stay open…I think they need to replace Steve Burton. Jason needs to find out about the baby being his and see Robin return. Lavery needs to go DOWN and Anna should take him to he!! and back for all that he’s done. @ Doris…..check with the networks…you’ve got a heck-of-a-concept going. I love it!!!!

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  49. Ms lo says:

    JASON PLEASE come back!!!!!

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