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79 August 14th, 2017 Steve Burton Back To Work At GH!

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On Monday, the official General Hospital social media accounts announced that two-time Daytime Emmy winner Steve Burton has reported back to work at the ABC daytime drama series.

Burton, who previously played the role of Jason Morgan before his decision to leave the series after 22 years, and then sign with The Young and the Restless for the last four years, is back in Port Charles.

Now, just who will he be revealed to be playing when the story unfolds in the coming months?

GH Twitter teased: “You guys aren’t even ready for what’s to come. @1SteveBurton #GH #BackToWork,” is how the show captioned the pic..

So, excited to hear Steve is back in the house, and soon will be seen in upcoming episodes of GH? ? Comment below!

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  1. Jimh says:

    But Julian is the real Jason Morgan…cant wait for Sonny’s reaction-lol

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    Tomas Torquemada replied

    ROFL

    Fun fact: Sonny is the real Heather!

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    Jimh replied

    Get him a BLT NOW!!!!-lol

    Rebecca1 replied

    Ava is the real Julian! (once she gets his face after the surgery!) hahaha! Then Julian (the real Jason ala jimh) will have to get his original face back…ala Steve Burton…and Billy, who is the real AJ…well, if Sean’s not coming back…Billy can keep his own face!

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    Jimh replied

    and Carly is really Ava-lol

  2. Steve says:

    Guess this means we’ll have to wait 4-6 weeks before he shows up on screen.

    On Monday’s episode, Miller (in his scenes with Sam) had his styled very much like Burton’s. I’m assuming those were shot after the July hiatus. In his scenes with Julian, his hair was the way it’s been all year (which were probably shot in June, just before WdV’s contract break started.

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    Kevin replied

    That same thought crossed my mind, as well: his hair reminded me of the old Jason, wondered if it was to play into the upcoming storyline – or just playing with my mind, LOL!

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    Soaphound replied

    I caught the hair switch also and can only say, “Stop cutting that gorgeous hair so Short! Leave the crew cut look to SB.”

  3. Jimh says:

    Ok Micheal Fairman…i seen your music video…now you and Kathleen Gati(GHs Dr.Liesel ) must do a duet’-I Got You Babe!’…for the Nurses Ball 2018!!!…all fans gotta agree-sign here!!!

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    Shay replied

    A duet between Dr. O. and Mr. Fairman??? Oh, I like it, jimh…the possibilities are endless!!!! “I Got You Babe” is just the start…..

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    rose replied

    Absolutely Jimh…Sign me up!!! Also what a great idea to have MF at the Nurses Ball.

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    Sly replied

    I agree.

    I would love to see Michael Fairman perform at the GH Nurses Ball.

    Pass it on…

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  4. Jimh says:

    Steve Burton’s new doctor character is also connected to the return of Nicholos Cassidine(played by the actor-forgot his name-who replaced Tyler)…he is the doctor who has been treating him!!!

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    Jimh replied

    Nick Stable

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    rose replied

    Jimh..Like this way of getting Nik back…I really liked Nik Stabile, especially with Ava.

    jeanine girard replied

    That’s the only scenario with SB coming back that I could be OK with. If it were to mean Nick Stabile coming back on the canvass, bring SB on for a very short arc. Then he can move on to Days, LOL!

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    dmr replied

    I would love for Steve Burton to be playing a doctor! That would bring another doctor on the canvas at General HOSPITAL, and that would solidify his past as a Quartermaine, while in medical school (before the accident).

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    Dawn D replied

    ITA!!

    Tim replied

    Actually there have been 3 actors to play Nicholas,Tyler,Nick Stable and Tyler’s first replacement Colton Scott aka Stephen Martines.

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    Aria replied

    It will be the same doctor who gave valentine his makeover and the same one that eventually Ava will also use to make her all pretty again.

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  5. Aizlyn says:

    I’m beyond thrilled that he’s back. What I worry about is the writers to give him a good storyline with a real payoff.

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  6. Karen Clark says:

    The announcement comes on the anniversary of the NOP. Hope it’s a good sign!

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    Mark Y replied

    NOP?

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    Karen Clark replied

    NOP , stormy night Liz climbed 40 flights to Jason’s ph. The night Jake was conceived. (night of passion)

  7. MB says:

    “Now, just who will he be revealed to be playing when the story unfolds in the coming months?”

    If he isn’t Jason Morgan, there’s no point to his return. Steve is Jason, Billy isn’t. Steve on canvas as a different character and Billy running around trying to be Jason? That will be a disaster.

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    Jimh replied

    I hope neither one is Jason…

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    davlestev1 replied

    After the way Ron Carlivati publicly treated Sean Kanaan (AJ) I don’t care one way or the other. I’ll always add my viewing percentage to the ratings but he could have stayed gone as far as I’m concerned. He does NOT define GH!!

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    dmr replied

    It seems as though there are a lot of people who like Billy Miller as Jason with Sam (I have no preference, since I am not a fan of Monotone Sam). It would be funny to see if Steve Burton is finally paired with Rebecca Herbst. Jason and Elizabeth have always had a strong following. Again, I don’t really have a preference. I find Elizabeth dull and boring. I would like Steve Burton to return as a doctor. That would give a shout-out to his Quartermaine roots. Jason Quartermaine went to medical school before the accident. I actually like Steve Burton. I just grew tired of the mobcentric storylines, and Sonny, Carly, Jason and Sam on every day, practically.

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  8. Melissa says:

    To answer your question if I am excited that Steve Burton is back? Nope.

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  9. James R. Poissant says:

    Is there any way Susan Moore had another child? I can’t figure this one out so this would be the only guess i can give.

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    Steve replied

    Since it’s been a few months, I’ll post my wishful storyline here.

    Susan could have had twins as Heather alluded to when it was believed Franco was the twin. Steve Burton would come back as the child who was born and grew up as Jason Quartermaine. Shortly after the car accident with a drunken AJ, Jason Q was switched with his birth twin. When this guy awoke from his coma, he had no memories of his previous life nor those of Jason Q. This twin didn’t relate to the quirks and demands of being a Quartermaine — thus creating Jason Morgan, whose face was reconstructed (Billy Miller) after Ava run into him in yet another car accident.

    Burton returns as JQ who has been either held or in a coma for over 20 years. Miller is JM who is the father of both of Sam’s kids. Burton would connect with Monica and Ned as the only family he remembered. In my wildest dreams, he would detest Sonny for what he did to AJ.

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    James R. Poissant replied

    Hey, you—now that Ron is long gone from writing for GH, do you think you could take over the post as head writer? I love the way you think and I bet you could spin some good stories!!! You had me with the story you just pitched to me!!!

    Timmm replied

    I love this idea Steve but this writing team could NEVER pull this brilliant idea off!

    Aria replied

    They tried to pass Franco off as his twin but they are only second. Cousins I think so who knows .

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    James R. Poissant replied

    I had to think strongly on that one because my mind is going on me. I remembered that Heather and Scotty are Franco’s parents. Gotta be a case of turning 51 in a few days!!!

    Steve replied

    Thanks James and Timmm. I also have game changing storylines for Maurice Bernard and Chad Duell as well.

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  10. su0000 says:

    I see Steve as a deserter..
    and he lied about leaving to be with family but went to Y&R.
    I could careless that he back or whom he will be.
    If it were my house I’d tell him to get out.

    for those that are happy he is back, enjoy .. I hope you won’t be disappointed..

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    robbie replied

    Su, I think this the first time I have agreed with one your posts wholeheartedly

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    dmr replied

    His character, Dylan, over at The Young and the Restless, was so boring…very robotic.

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    Jamesj75 replied

    su0000, you expressed specifically how I feel! Thank you!

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    Susan replied

    I agree with you 100% and hope that this does not mess things up for Jason aka Billy Miller I love Billy Miller in the role as Jason just my opinion though

    su0000 replied

    I’m more excited about this, than Steve’s return;

    Actor Wayne Knight, known for his role as Seinfeld’s postal service worker, Newman, is heading to The Young and the Restless.
    Wednesday, September 20, and Thursday, September 21.
    Now, that will be fun and interesting..
    Hello Newwwman !!!

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    Timmm replied

    You mean HELLO VICTOR NEWMAN!

    Rhonda replied

    Suoo! I did not know that!
    Hello Newman indeed! You just know they’re going to have him say that to Victor

  11. Alan says:

    GH can’t develop a storyline for Genie Francis in over a year but they manage to find one for Steve Burton the second he says he wants to come back?

    Unbelievable.

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    Mark Y replied

    Excellent point.

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    dmr replied

    Genie’s “storyline” has been as insipid Lulu’s sounding board. Laura must wish for deafness. I know that I do whenever Lulu is on screen.

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    Rhonda replied

    Me too! Lulu gets on my last nerve and is not worthy of being Laura’s daughter let alone being allowed to upstage her all the time/
    I so miss Julia Berman.

    Suzie rm replied

    Exactly. I’m about done.

    I have a sickening feeling she will be gone at the end of her contract.

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    Timmm replied

    Send her back to Y&R, they know how to write for her and Cane needs his mom right now!

    Tomas Torquemada replied

    PREACH, my brother. PREACH!

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    Timmm replied

    Just like Luke, he was always more interesting and easier to write for. IF Genie were to become the Godmother of PC and take Sonny down, she has a chance, other than something that ridiculous, her days have past her by because of her character, not her age. Maura and Nancy have done quite well.

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  12. nancy dillingham says:

    Don’t care. Not interested.

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    Timmm replied

    Close minded are you?

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  13. Tomas Torquemada says:

    I hope they blast through the two Jason’s in less than two weeks. Oh well. November Sweeps reveal here we come.

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    Timmm replied

    This writing crew doesnt blast through anything and THEN once they get to the end it leaves the viewers asking WHAT?

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  14. Mollie says:

    I agree. He has to be Jason. What is the point of SB playing another character? Nope….though he may *portray* a different character at first and the story eventually reveals that he is Jason.

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  15. Satan says:

    The real Stone Cold is back. Bet your soul on it!

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  16. Kevin O. says:

    Whoopty-frickin-doo. If this is TPTB’s plan to save “GH,” might as well say our goodbyes now.

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  17. jeanine girard says:

    He could be Dylan McElvoy’s witness protection identify, starting over his ‘new life’ (again)!!

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  18. Mo says:

    Just kinda confused why he left Y&R and then back to doing a soap.

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  19. Jamesj75 says:

    Ughh…

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    jaybird369 replied

    James…my thoughts exactly, Brother!!!!!

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  20. Timmm says:

    Ah, the planets are realigned, welcome back Steve! I am not a fan of Billy Miller’s Jason BUT I do think Steve should play a different character AND I bet Steve would also like a different challenge. I like him being the real Julian Jerome BUT he may be too young AND I couldnt and wouldnt want to see him locking lips with Alexis! BUT, the real Julian wouldnt have a current relationship with Alexis. BUT Steve would be Sam’s father and that wouldnt fly! I bet one thing is for sure, him and Maurice are boys so it has to be a character that is connected to Sonny Boy! Maybe a whole new character that is coming to PC to take over the crime scene? Either way, theses writers are not cable of handling strong characters. LOOK OUT!

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    Rhonda replied

    Timm, I pretty much agree with you.
    I love Billy Miller but think he was completely miscast as Jason. He should have been some long lost Q.
    The way I look at Miller is the same way I look at Roger Howarth who was also miscast and what followed was writing unworthy of his talents.
    I am a fan of both Billy’s and Roger’s but I am afraid when they are on the screen I am not paying much attention

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    Shay replied

    @Timmm…..I honestly fail to see why so many have their knickers in a twist over Steve Burton’s return to GH….at least there is some sense of mystery and intrigue over who he will portray, and given that he is originally a GH actor simply coming back to the home roost, I find this overblown brouhaha regarding him to be really rather pointless. Before having a collective hissyfit, shouldn’t we see what his storyline is all about? I realize GH has a truly deplorable recent track record on such matters, but I’m willing to take a wait-and-see-attitude before automatically giving his upcoming Port Charles arrival a thumbs-down. As for his connection to “Sonny Boy” and, by extension, Carly? If it were to prove non-existent this time around, I would give brownie points to the writers on that basis alone!

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  21. kmayne says:

    Burton basically left GH for Y&R to follow his favorite producer Phelps. When she was dismissed some speculated that Burton would leave Y&R when his contract was up. And here we are……GH has some great actors on the canvas that they could not seem to do anything with and yet they bring back Burton and let go Budig to help offset the cost of having Burton back.

    I hope that Miller does not loose his part on GH a few weeks into Burton return.

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  22. Iakovos says:

    Is it too much to ask that we accept Mr. Burton as a popular actor in the GH universe, and he returns to the cast in a new role or as a recast in a legacy role long written off the canvas (Tommy Baldwin, Steven Lars Webber). I, for one, cannot stomach more mystery, plastic surgery, resurrection stiff. Any more only serves to make the whole enterprise seem foolish. That all said, I am sure the desired end game for current fans is he is Jason returned but what does that mean for nuJason and all those who believed it was him. It is all too much lately. One more thing… I liked Mr. Burton as Dylan on Y&R and I thought his work in the last year was very good. Dylan as Paul and Nikki’s son provided a vital tonal and moral counterpoint to the rest of the Newmans who, thanks Victor, always seem sour and unhappy.

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  23. Scott5 says:

    I’ll pass.

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  24. Patrick says:

    “…You guys aren’t even ready for what’s to come. ”

    Steve Burton, Indeed

    this is so charged and replete with : all hands on… no holds barred … any thing goes

    1. first and foremost… I’d like to give ALL posters a high 5 SALUTE

    this site IS General Hospital. LOL

    my mind truly draws blanks on the current state of OUR beloved GH

    of course their are glimpses of GH. Liz , Monica , Bobbi , Mac, Kevin, Laura, Felicia

    there is a long history. Your posts knock me out with your recall.

    whew – this is teary eyed

    OK I’ve gone over the edge on my constant dullard (s) . why is asking for BALANCE of the whole cast so trying.

    I feel insulted by his marquee… is there something we posters have forgotten . yeah, i’m going to slide in their… and stand with the audience.

    i’m not even mad that he is returning. i’m also, not even the least bit interested. if it turns out this is far more than we imagined… then I will step up to the plate. Steve Burton is generating his self worth with his proclamation

    “You guys aren’t even ready for what’s to come. ”

    barf. thank you @Shay for the bags

    I draw blanks and well up with emotion at the state of affairs @GH

    I watched Valentin and Charlotte having lunch when Ava comes in with Kiki and Griffin

    I am really enjoying this storyline. I hope this connection with Valentin Ava and Griffin and Charlotte and Kiki… get a nice long run with this stuff.

    that’s about it.

    what can Steve Burton acting skill be so far out their that we will never be ready?

    OH let me put out their that the NEW Doctor as played by James DePaiva. is some sexy isn’t he

    caught me off guard that he asked the commish (Jordan) for a movie and drink. Woah

    MORE PLEASE… of his presence and move.

    long and short of just how invaluable – we – are as the audience… TPTB will never not “hear” from me.

    so bring it on

    Steve Burton the messiah cometh

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    Shay replied

    Hah, you’re welcome, Patrick! .Hopefully, they won’t be required for this storyline….LOL.

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  25. dmr says:

    On the fence, as I like Steve Burton. Not a fan of the Carson/Monotone Jasam Show everyday, however. I loved Vanessa Marcil, and I thought her return back in 2010 was written very poorly, and the acting was terrible (and I was a die hard fan in the 90′s). Hopefully, Steve’s return will not be disappointing, like Vanessa’s, and like a sequel to a really, really great movie. We shall see…

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  26. Fanny says:

    Beyond THRILLED ‼️‼️‼️‼️

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  27. Jimmy says:

    Just to establish a timeline, Steve’s return was announced in June when Jean P was still with the show, so that means she helped create the story and helped write his re-introduction to the canvas. But now that he’s officially back at work, and she has been replaced by Chris Van Etten, anything written from now on is “Crelly” material. Hopefully the material is consistent given the writer swap.

    He probably won’t be back on canvas until late-September with how the show tapes about 6 weeks ahead of air. As for who he’ll play, I’ve said before that I can’t see him as anyone but the real Jason. I think Billy Miller is a brainwashed someone (my hope is A.J.) who was made to believe he’s Jason, while the real Jason was being kept on Cassadine Island or some clinic somewhere.

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  28. Rebecca1 says:

    Well u know jimh…dare I say it…Alexis is the real Carly!

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  29. Josh says:

    I pray I’m wrong but with all this talk about Nik lately, is this show stupid enough to have Steve playing Nik who has been made to look like the old Jason??

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  30. k/kay says:

    He is Jason I have not watched in a while but I did read the dialogue from the last two days obvious that e is Jason . I never thought Billy really fit Jason I liked him better as Jake Doe. I told you guys MB was going to get Steve back and he did .

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  31. Rebecca1 says:

    Todd Howarth’s Franco could be the real Jason. Burton could be Jason’s twin. Billy could be the real Franco! LOL…one guy had amnesia, the other had a tumor and neither had all their memores. Could be the epitome of Helena’s mind fu…errr…game!

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  32. patty says:

    Sorry, not looking forward to. yet another, Jason return, enough !!!! What I am excited about is Kristina and Parker, Carly the Mob Queen, Ava’s repaired face, and hopefully, a Hayden return !!!! All of which are SOMETHING NEW !!!!!!

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