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27 May 9th, 2012 Jason Cook Set To Exit GH! Would he return to DAYS as Shawn-D?

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Jason Cook’s time at General Hospital is apparently almost up!   The actor who has played Dr. Matt Hunter since 2008 has been informed that he will exit the series sometime next month.  But would Cook return to Days of our Lives if the opportunity presented itself to reprise the role of Shawn-Douglas Brady?

Tonight at the Days of our Lives Paley Center For Media Panel discussion, members of the DAYS cast were asked by emcee, Alison Sweeney (Sami), what person do they miss the most from the cast?  Kristian Alfonso (Hope) said she missed Jason Cook and the character of Shawn-Douglas, her on-screen son.   With the new writing regime in place, and Cook becoming available, maybe the timing could be right for a return to Salem!

Cook, on the other hand, spoke to Soap Opera Digest about his GH departure, explaining that even before his upcoming exit, he was planning on doing some of his other projects and was going to ask for time off anyway.  Jason stated, “I was going to have to take several months off the show for all these other things I’m working on.  One would have been this summer, to do LifeCHANGE (his project with Arianne Zucker, Nicole, DAYS] and other shoots, as well as my new cooking show, Chop This.  It’s an on-location cooking show with a different restaurant chef showing us a couple of recipes each week. It’s going to start online at www.chopthis.com.  If Genreful (his short film with GH co-star Bradford Anderson) gets funded, I have that to do, too.   So, I am stepping away for the time being.  There is no talk about me coming back, but I was going to have to take time off anyway.”

So what do you think of Jason being written-out as Matt on GH?  Would you like to see him back on DAYS as Shawn-D? Let us know!

 

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Would love him back on Days, but only if Belle, and Claire returned with him.

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    Avelina replied

    Please say it is so. I love Jason Cook as SHawn D!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Debbie MacDonald replied

    I would love for Bell and Claire to return and Jason Cook . Jason Cook and Bell made a good pair. I would like them to come back as a couple. Maybe have them get married on the show. They don’t seem to get many young couples getting married on the show. They need to get rid of all the action and get back to more romace sceens.

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  2. Margie Dalton says:

    I’m new at watching DOOL since OLTL left. Really enjoy him sounds like a good idea. Hate to be losing Matt.

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  3. nancy says:

    Sorry to see this Character depart. But the writing was on the wall, something has to save Maxi! Wish Jason best of luck in his future plans!

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  4. Heather says:

    GH and Days could do a switch. GH gets Sarah Brown and Days gets Jason Cook.

    BTW, what I just said wasn’t met to be pejorative or anything. I have a great amount of respect for both soaps. I just think that the switch could be a great idea that mutually beneficiate both soaps.

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    barbara t replied

    Good Idea Heather.

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  5. david says:

    Matt should have hooked up with Elizabeth or at least been given a decent storyline instead of twisting in the wind. Poor Patrick, what is he going to do without his brother? Does this mean Matt is guilty of murdering Lisa and Maxie is going back to Spinelli? Yes, Shawn should return to Salem; Days could use all the help it can get.

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  6. ethel says:

    his character was not written well from the beginning – it is a shame because there was much potential there for him……………….
    i am so happy that he has some major projects lined up!

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    David replied

    I agree his role was not fully developed.

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  7. heidi says:

    Sorry… Jason Cook… but I am Spixie all the way! If your leaving means you are going to jail for killng Lisa Niles and we get Maxie back and back with Spinelli… well than everytthing is great!

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  8. R.P Johnson says:

    I would like to see Shawn-Douglas, Belle, Chloe and Phillip come back. I think they are more interesting than Billie, Austin and Carrie. I think Kim and Shane’s son, Andrew, would be a good addition to the scene. Also, I would like to see “Days” revisit the Nicole and Eric romance. Nicole has become such a great character and it would be fun to actually see her smile again.

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    Dmitri replied

    I hear Chloe is returning, or at least in the talks. I would love to ese Shawn-D. Maybe it would stop Peter Reckell from leaving and give Bope something else to focus on other than Stefano.

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  9. barbara t says:

    If Matt goes to jail, for being drunk as a skunk and he accidently sent lisa flying overboard Thats wrong, the pcpd knows what lisa did , He should get a award of some kind for finally taking her down she was crazy. If he goes to jail I hope john mcbain goes ballistic and starts throwing every one involved with the mob behind bars that have been in jail for a second then diane or alexis gets them out. He doesn’t remember, He was at a party, In a boat, in the middle of where ever, she was up to no good, oops she goes over who cares, we saw what she did to patrick and robin , He wasnt in a car, he was at a dumb party it was a accident , case closed. And finally Lisa niles is GONE. So let matt leave town not go to jail.

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    Amber replied

    ITA. Besides, Sonny and Jason should pay for their crimes…NOT MATT!

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    barbara t replied

    I don’t think Sonny and Jason will ever pay for their crimes, Matt will, the good guys always do , doesnt make any sense does it? Lisa niles tortured patrick and robin, So matt did every one a favor and the pcpd know it, Matt being the good guy that he is will turn himself in. Guess we find out today.

  10. aria says:

    well, this sucks, hope he comes back down the line.

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  11. Janet says:

    I really thought he was wasted on GH. He has a lot of comedic talent ,is charming, great looking and simply delightful. I really wish they had invested in him. The hospital staff is shrinking fast! WHY???

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    Patrick replied

    Nice Read! charming, great looking and simply delightful…. doesn’t he man up and then some…. if given the chance.

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  12. MBmomof3 says:

    I liked the character Matt on GH, but figured he was going to be heading out when I assume he killed Lisa. I really like Jason Cook and loved him on DOOL. It would be smart of DOOL to bring Cook and Kirsten Storms back as Belle and Shawn if Kirsten is well enough to work. Loved her as Maxie, but it seems her time at GH is over.

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    Tim replied

    You’re right. It would be smart of DOOL, but they seem to be doing some dumb things with the veterans that they do have over that. How do you bring back characters like Jack, Carrie, and Austin, then turn around and let the actors go just months later?!? They’ve totally destroyed the character of Carrie to the point that I hope that they kill her off when she leaves. They’ve gotten Jack and Jennifer back together to just to tear them apart again when Matt Ashford exits. Jason would be better served trying to get fully immersed into prime time/big screen.

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    MBmomof3 replied

    I agree. I love Jack & Jennifer and Matt Ashford. I’m to the point where I wish Carrie had been blown up in the cabin (no offense to the actress) because they’ve destroyed her character. And I am not loving this version of Austin either. I read on another site that apparently Jason Cook has so many different projects going on that he was going to ask for time off of GH. I doubt he’ll return to DOOL in the near future due to his busy schedule.

  13. Michael says:

    This sucks. Jason was SO GOOD with Kirstin on Days, and they just wasted him on GH. I was hoping that the new team would utilize him more on the show. I hope he goes back to Days.

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    Tim replied

    If he goes back to Days, I believe he would end up being underutilized. They’re wasting a lot of talent at DOOL these days too!

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  14. T.S. says:

    I don’t care if he comes back.. Days just needs some good writing.. it has been many, many years since they had any good writers..

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  15. SS says:

    His closest thing to a story line was what Matt had with Elizabeth, and it was actually pretty decent but RC was clearly not pursuing that so he would have continued wasting away with Maxie, who’s become intolerable and can’t stop saying the word “selfish”. Way better to quit.

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  16. Since 86 says:

    Where is Shawn D, Belle, and Claire Its been way to long

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