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64 October 16th, 2012 Jason’s Final Farewell! As The Final Episodes Of Steve Burton On GH Draw Near … Watch the Promo!

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This week on General Hospital, Sam and Jason are finally reunited with their son, Daniel!  After all the twists and turns, can JaSam finally find some happiness and be a family?  That is the question as we go through this pivotal week on compelling episodes of GH!

However as many know, the time is drawing near for us to say goodbye on-screen to the beloved Steve Burton whose final episode as Jason Morgan is said to be airing on Monday,  October 22nd.  How do you think it will end for Jason? For JaSam? How do you think head writer, Ron Carlivati and his team plan to handle Burton’s exit on screen?

For clues on Jason’s exit, or perhaps a red-herring, watch this week’s promo from ABC for General Hospital after the jump!  Then let us know your thoughts!

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  1. stephie says:

    If they kill him- as much as I want to support soaps… I’m gone. I thought if they were smart he’d leave for a while to try to get out of the mob, and then he could come back with another face in time or whatever. Or maybe Steve would decide to make occasional appearances. If he’s dead or presumed dead, I don’t think I can watch anymore.

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    DORIS replied

    please dont let him die recast his role sam was so happy and he needs to raise the baby togethter after everything they have been though recast steve role gh wont be the same the rateing will go down bring back a jason role dont let sam go this way they looked so happy this would be a good rub in the face for elizbeth seeing sam and jason together with their baby and i know u could bring more story line involing the baby and sam and for john they need to bring natalie to port charles not him and sam please bring in a nother actor to replace steve if thats what it has to be but dont let jason die

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    Barbara replied

    I agree with you.

    GB replied

    turns out you were wrong. the ratings kept climbing after steve burton’s exit. and they’re higher than they’ve been in years.

    Sue replied

    I love GH and will always watch it although Steve Burton’s character was the main reason I keep watching. I love the Sam/Jason story line. After seeing the movie Savages…….it’s clear to me that they should recast with actor Taylor Kitsch. He would make a great Jason.
    It took time…………but the new Carly fits the role to a tee.

    No pretty boys please………..need hardcore ………..tough and good looking man!

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  2. vanessa says:

    There are a million different ways to let this end.Whatever they decide to do there needs to be a recast.There’s lots of unemployed actors from the soaps no longer on air to pick from.Could give this character a whole new twist.

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    susan M. replied

    I agree with you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    susan replied

    no way no one can replace steve burton, and i am sorry for all the soap actors
    who have no jobs but so do the rest of the good ole usa

    just cause they are soap stars it makes no difference

    i support all soap that are still on air

    but there is only one person for the role of jason morgan and that is steve burton
    sorry only my opinion

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    Lavetta replied

    I agree with u. No one can take his place. Have watched gh when it was black and white

    Marisa replied

    I agree with you completely. I don’t think there is an actor out there that can fill his shoes….. Especially when it comes to his relationship with Sam. The love they share and the chemistry they have together on screen is irriplaceable . They just can’t kill him off. And as much as I no he has a family and life we need him on the show

  3. Jules says:

    Boo hoo and good riddance!

    Enjoy semi retirement Steve.

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    susan M. replied

    What do you mean “GOOD RIDDANCE”?????????????????

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    susan M. replied

    That isn’t very nice if that is what you are trying to say………

    Jules replied

    The JASON character has eaten up more screentime than any single character on GH. Month after month, year after year, he has been the beloved pet of the show. Women worship him on the show while men cave to him. The favouritism TIIC have shown for this character has rotted most of the stories and I have been sick to death about it to the point where I shut it off completely a while ago and haven’t looked back! Ever the benevolent hero, never the violent, emotionless, criminal he really is, I am A DECADE past sick of the ass kissing and licking he’s received- to the detriment of other characters no less!- and am SO READY for a GH without the robot being the center of the universe in Port Charles. High time!

    My comment wasn’t about Steve. It was about JASON. JASON sucks and needed to go years ago if for no other reason than to give the audience a bit of a reprieve. It just so happens that if one goes, the other goes too. If it had to happen, so be it. I’m happy for Steve that he was able to do it on his own terms and for a good reason, but I can’t help but feel giddy for me at the prospect of a Jason-less show for the first time in nearly 20 years.

    I stand by it….GOOD RIDDANCE!!!!!!! Sayonara!

  4. Elhu says:

    I am not looking forward to Jason/Steve’s departure, but I was hoping that they would have him involved in some mob thing, and to keep his son and Sam safe, he would leave the country, but if his last air date is October 22, 2012, I don’t think there is much time for that to play out. I honestly do not want to see him killed off, and while in my mind, there is no one who could play Jason as Steve Burton has so pefectly for the better part of the last 21 years, I would rather they recast than have him die, and I am thinking Sean Kanan is going to be the replacement. Out of all of my possibilities, the one thing I truly want for sure is that he and Sam find out that Jason is the baby’s dad before Steve leaves, but I am hopeful that will happen.

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    susan M. replied

    I don’t want him to be killed off either…….I would rather have a re-cast also…. Don’t
    kill off this character completely…That woudn’t be right…..He better not be killed off
    that’s the wrong way to go…Sam & Jason &son should ride out in the sunset together………………………………………….

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    pamela replied

    i cant remember watching general hospital & not seeing steve burton on the screen. if the kill off jason i & my family will no longer watch it

  5. Brian says:

    Once again “the uploader has not made this content viewable in Canada”

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  6. kay/kay says:

    Everybody knows the outcome of this come on nothing original he appears to die in gunfire. What other option you are not going to recast no one would want that and this leaves him with the option to come back if he wants. I saw today’s episode I must say a little disappointed but not surprised at the lack of compassion for Tea this was not her fault but then again I have never been a huge Sam and Jason fan I do feel they deserve each other two of the most selfish self-centered people on this soap.

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    Kira replied

    How was there a lack of compassion? Sam actually said she feels bad for Tea. She even let Tea say goodbye and told her thank you for being a wonderful mom to my son. Why else do you expect?

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    kay/kay replied

    That maybe i might get lucky and they write off Sam!

  7. MaryAnne says:

    REALLY ??????????? This is soap opera land, No one dies in soaps :) Hey look, Duke is back !!! Really hope they don’t kill him off thou !!

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  8. Joanne says:

    I don’t think they’ll kill him off………..I think he’s going into the witness protection with John McBain’s help. Then he’ll be able to return if he so chooses down the road. Will he be missed? Absolutely !! The show will go on………but he leaves a huge hole. GH is very good right now……..the new writers have done their homework…..kudos!

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    Marisa replied

    Duke could also keep him hostage the way he has robin that way when Steve burton is good and ready he can return as Steve burton because I don’t think anybody could fill Jason shoes after 21 years he isn’t just a character in the show he is Jason Morgan the one and only

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  9. Kelly says:

    K why can this not be available to us die hard fans in CANADA!!!!

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    lisa replied

    Yeah I feel the same way…..
    Fellow Canuck !!

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    Kate replied

    All the promos are not visible to Canadian audiences and they should be since it is a large audience>

  10. Lynn says:

    I’m trying to remember what Gh was like without SBU (jason)? I’ve watched since the 80′s and watched him be created! This feels like losing something big not as bad as OLTL but kinda as we are counting the days down like we did OLTL! I know I will not be able to watch GH if they put Sam with John just a bitter fan on that one pairing, as a Jolie and a Jasam fan…..They brought John over and inserted him right in the middle of Jasam’s long awaited story and totaly trashed Jolie in the most horrible way possible and with Sam….I want to support the soap but that Pairing was so unwatchable for me and I hate to admit it but just down right painful.

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  11. heidi says:

    I am going to miss the character of Jason very much, but I am also going to miss Steve Burton. He is Jason and so much more and while I do not want him to die… I don’t want a recast. Let him come back again like Tony Geary does… please!

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  12. lisa says:

    After watching today’s episode,and the dastardly Duke telling Joe Jr. after his botched attempt at killing Kristina – some one else must die…..
    I’m hoping that’s NOT how they’re going to exit Jason….. :(

    On another note I hope they resurrect Sean Kanan as AJ Quartermaine,
    since he is returning to the show.

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  13. susan M. says:

    Gh will go on when Burton leaves..The saying goes: The show will go on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Like him but he decided to exit……………..That baby is sooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!

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  14. lizzing says:

    Please don’t leave the show.First Robin now jason. They both have to be there for the 50 years episodes .

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  15. brenda says:

    I’m gonna miss that big hunk of sexy hitman:(

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    susan replied

    brenda right on sister friend what a hunk, sexy blue eyed 100% man

    women only dream of and see on soaps

    maurice (sonny and those dimples) rocks my world and I am 52 girl!!

    and some one calling him a robot, (jason) and glad he is leaving gh

    they must need glasses to see, hey my opinion but you cannot
    get any better than jason or sonny

    i wonder if the robot comment ever saw jasons 6 pack abs!!
    what do you think? love them too with those blue eyes

    girlfriend brenda rock on!!

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  16. Jamie Shannon says:

    He dies n a explosion I bet it coming

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    Jamie Shannon replied

    That s how it’s gona happen an explosion that’s how Jason dies then they’ll bring all these washed up actors back lol that a why YnR beast them every year lol

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  17. Ewingoil says:

    Jason, Sam and the baby have their moment as they agree to salvage their marriage. The two adults recommit themselves to having a honesty and loving marriage. The phone rings interrupting their union. Its Carly who says she needs him now (she found out about Johnny attempt on Sonny’s life and Todd’s role in baby Daniel’s kidnapping). As Jason hangs up the phone, he looks at Sam and he fills her in on the conversation (Carly’s hysterical). Jason says that he’s not going, but he was staying put with his family. Sam sees that Jason is serious, but in her new attitude, she encourages him to go check on his friend and that she will have surprise when he returns.

    Flash forward to Jason walking towards his car and as he puts his key in the door, he is struck from behind and assaulted by three men. They put a dark bag over his head and forces Jason into the back of a van which just sped up and stopped before the group.

    Inside the van, Jason hands are tied behind his back and the mask remains. Jason inquires about who they are… one of the abductors speaks. “Mr. Morgan, I hope you enjoyed your goodbye because you were a power chess piece that has been removed from the board. Checkmate, Mr. Morgan. Checkmate.

    TThere’s an outside shot of the van driving off and the scene fades to black.

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    Erick replied

    …and it’s a Scottish voice saying that. Very cool…. Would not be surprised to see Kanan playing Jason tho’. They do freakily look like brothers, although he’d have to dial down the temper his characters have always had.

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  18. Martha says:

    What upsets me , is this Steve’s desires or GH. If its GH., I’m pissed. I love Jason. I’ve been watching this
    Show since Jesse and Steve in the 1960′s. Please consider the fans more than money.

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  19. Robert in Jersey City says:

    Steve and Jason had a good long run. Good for him to want to get his kids to a nicer place to live. Good luck, Mr. Burton. I wear black t-shirts in your honor, lol. Even though I’m better looking.

    My guess is Sam gives the baby up for adoption to Tea. Can’t weigh down and action character like that. As for Jason. We’ll see what happens.

    I also am feeling a Trevor St John vibe….all the use of the name Victor…..something’s bubbling.

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    susan M. replied

    I don’t think Sam will give her baby to Tea for adoption…I think she will keep the baby…………………Sam will her keep her child as close as possible to her..She won’t let that baby get out of her sight ever again…………….They will be attached at the hip……………………………………………………Again Sam will keep her child as close as possible…………………………………..The baby belongs with his real mother……That’s what I think on this subject….

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  20. Iakovos says:

    I could accept a Sean Kanan recast but it will take time, but it would allow for the Quartermaine thread to continue. I am guessing GH employs the chestnut Jason turns up missing to save his wife’s and child’s lives. Or he has to go undercover a la witness protection to escape death. The possibility for return — other than resurrection — is necessary with this legacy character. We already have one aked death — Robin — on the canvas.

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  21. Judy R. says:

    I’m hating to see Steve go, but I don’t hthink he’s going to be killed off the show; perhaps he will be assumed dead so that he can return someday. Probably will be some storyline about him leaving in order to protect Sam and baby Daniel. Just hope he gets to know that the baby is really his instead of his brother, Franko.

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  22. kathleen johnson says:

    he will proably die in a explosion just like robin maybe duke is in control of jason now to him and robin will be togethe r i will miss my enforcer

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  23. My3sons says:

    I think it sucks. Everyone should wish him the best. As long as gh doesn’t replace him. You can’t replace that man! Don’t kill him off either. That would really blow

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  24. FAY SCOTT says:

    I will definitely miss Jason (Steve). I was hoping that this was just stunt for more publicity, but, I too will not be watching the show. I am a JaSam fan til the end. This is what make fans want to leave daytime and thsi is why GH is going down because he is a big part of the show and I believe they will see it soon….first Robin and now Jason. I believe they will haul him off to,prison for pushing Heather off the roof….time will tell….Fay

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    z.erica37 replied

    So, what show were you watching? Jason didn’t push Heather off the roof on the show I was watching…

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  25. BARBIE DOLL says:

    Sam, Jason and baby Daniel are all leaving the show together to protect the baby from a violent life. Sam will return later with her son deciding that they couldn’t make things work. This gives Kelly a break from the show…hmmmmm.

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  26. Kaitlyn says:

    I will be so upset if they kill off Jason’s character. I would rather see them recast for the part. General Hospital will not be the same without Jason!!!

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    Donna replied

    i don’t think a recast would ever work. Steve is Jason and a recast would be a mistake, but they could have him fall into the water. That way if Steve decides to return he can. That way we know he is alive and well somewhere ! If they kill him i will not watch again.

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  27. mustangmike says:

    thirty years watching. Myself and a lot of friends and a lot of there friends, we were looking for a reason not to watch GH anymore. You just gave a lot of us a good reason. Good by GH, it was a nice 30 years.

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  28. Maketha says:

    Leave it as to where jason can come back and be reunited with sam and daniel I love jasam and baby daniel

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  29. Donna says:

    Steve Burton will be missed. Good luck in tenessee.

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  30. Sandi says:

    Are they killing Jason Morgan that would be the dumbs
    Thing ever to do.He should stayed with his family
    Instead of going out to see what was going on.This
    Stupid idea to do that what if someday Elbe wants to
    Come back to General Hospital.

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  31. Elizabeth says:

    I gradually stopped caring for the Jason character after sending Brenda out of his apartment and it was like he abandoned her after that Brenda’s character seemed to get attacked and destroyed. I hate the Sam character that is so evil, self centered, and intellectually stunted with her puffy baggy face trying to take Brenda’s place all the time. Sam’s supporters are so rude and violently predisposed that they are hard to stomach, living in their own world by re inventing the story lines that did not even happen. They skip scenes because they only like the violent parts and moon over puffy faced Sam, their hero, who is so illiterately speech impaired it makes me ill. Replace Jason with Sean and put him with Liz, she is more mature, intelligent and moralistic advantageous.

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  32. Rhonda says:

    I am so disappointed in the writers of General Hospital. I can’t believe they killed Jason off the show without him finding out that Daniel is his son. I am a big fan of General Hospital but I’m not sure if I will continue to watch it after Steve Burtons exit.

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  33. Ali Wick says:

    I WILL MISS MY DOSE, OF JASON. ON THE SHOW. But I do give Steve Burton, gratitude of putting up with. The fans of the show. And I feel he wants to, accomplish the other things that he has started with music, the diets plan, and making those detailed t shirts. And of coarse of being the, number 1 daddy. To his Girls. That’s all he thinks about now. Are his daddy’s woman , in his life. And his wife. On his return to GH: I feel the way that he will , be going off is the way that Robin left. Of being presumed dead. And now one will know that he’s alive. Just like Robin. And let’s not forget, that offscreen is where the most action. And emotion is. So maybe Duke or Monica, will find him to take him to recover. Where Duke has Robin, and Alan, and Emily are and Duke is treating them. To recover to get back to, their families and friends. When the 50th show, comes around next year. And Monica will have her, family back. Of the Quatermaine family can be, rebuilt. Again. And robin can go back to, her daughter Emma and Patrick. And her mom Anna. Like they OFFSCREEN IS WHERE THE MOST ACTION IS.

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  34. Joanne says:

    You will certainly be missed, really won’t be the same without you but you have quite beautiful experiences ahead of you and I wish you well.

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  35. kristen says:

    I think Ryan formerly of AMC would be good

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  36. susan lynn says:

    Well, I cant say that I will still continue to watch GH. I DO NOT think he can be re-cast because no one will ever be as good or be able to replace Steve, it will not fly with the audience. This storyline with Jason and Sam is one of the MAIN reasons I have watched GH aside from Sonny and it was one of the BEST, it was GH. Bringing back old faces are a plus…but not the same and will never be as good as they once were,,,example Duke. His acting is horrible and he is not the Duke we knew and loved @ one time, same for Robert. The storyline has been dead for so long, its just not important or good any longer. GIG mistake letting Jason go. Offer him the moon what ever it takes try harder to get him to continue even if it is only part time…he shouldnt leave.

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  37. Mike B says:

    This is crazy and has to be because of a contract break down. That is to bad because Jason and Sonny have been what has had me a man watching a daily soap opera and now your going to let him go…Are you crazy or what?? Let him come back on the shore or something in critical condition and let him live and continue to do a role he has masterfully done. He was there I believe when I started watching @ 10 or more years ago. I really hope you bring him back. I think loosing Bernie, and Jason was a big mistake for General Hospital to have made. If you are trying to create yesteryear, no body knows who Duke L is and frankly the less I see of him the actor the better. I he is to come in and take over a command lead in General Hospital I believe it will desperately hurt the show and I would hate more than you could think to see General Hospital enter into the world of ending the show because of a lack of audience. What you have had is a true bread and butter situation with GH that has made it get to # 1 in daytime soap and your going to blow it, I don’t understand. If this is the actors choice to leave, I would like to wish him luck and for sure stay on the screens…Your a natural !!!

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  38. Linda says:

    Well – when will we know if Jason is returning. Hopefully they will finally continue with some FAMILY values

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  39. latredai kimbrough says:

    i reaaly missses seeing the actor steve playing as Jason.I think that he really played his part.I relly hate that he have lefted & hoping that he will return one day

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    latredai kimbrough replied

    I misses seeing the actor that had played Jason

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