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139 October 10th, 2013 Y&R’s Steve Burton Chats On His New On-Screen Mom, Dylan’s Emotional Scenes, and Missing Maurice & The Gang at GH!

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This week, fans of The Young and the Restless have learned that Daytime Emmy winner, Steve Burton, has become more firmly implanted as an integral part of the Y&R tapestry, when it became clear that his character Dylan McAvoy is in actuality the long-lost son of Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).   However, as of today’s airshow, Dylan still does not know that key bit of info, and Nikki has not been able to bring herself to tell the man, “I’m your mother!”

Exciting drama and story is no stranger to Burton, who recently received raves for his performances when Dylan, a war vet dealing with PTSD, discovered he had been duped by Chelsea (Melissa Claire Egan) into believing baby Connor was his biological son!  When the truth came out it provided some meaty material for this fan favorite.

On-Air On-Soaps caught up with Steve at this week’s CBS Daytime After Dark event to benefit Stand Up To Cancer, to talk about what’s going down in Genoa City, his hot new tune, “You Killed Romeo”, if he caught former GH cast mate and long time friend, Maurice Benard’s recent star turn as Sonny Corinhos, and if he misses his extended family in Port Charles!  Hope you enjoy this “quickie” chat with Steve!

How do you feel about Dylan turning out to be Nikki’s (Melody Thoma Scott) biological son?

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STEVE:   I feel great about that.  I love working with Mel.  She is so great.  It’s so strange, because I always had this connection with Leslie Charleson (Monica, GH) as her son.  And, I almost feel this same way with Melody in scenes. There is vulnerability there between us, and it’s not on purpose.  It’s just something that is there.  It was actually kind of there before it happened that we were on-screen mother and son.

You had some very dramatic scenes of late when Dylan took baby Connor away (well basically kidnapped him) when he learned the truth that Chelsea lied to him about being Connor’s biological father.  When you knew those heavy scenes were coming up, did you have a lot of trepidation going into taping them?

STEVE:  Yes, there was a lot of trepidation. Michael Muhney (Adam), when he read that script where Dylan had to act like Avery is a solider, said, “I looked at that stuff and I am glad that it is not me doing it!”  I am like, great! (Laughs)  So I prepared for it as much as I could, and committed to it as much as I could.  Honestly, it was the most challenged I have been during that three week stretch.   It was just so emotionally draining for me.  On General Hospital, I got to do that stuff, but there was never a stretch of it.   It might have been a day or two days, and it was OK, because Jason did not have to show so much.  You saw when that character hurt, but this was completely different and I had to carry it around for weeks.  I hated it and I loved it, because it was a challenge for me.

Can you believe the success of your collaboration with Jonathan Jackson (Avery, Nashville, Ex-Lucky, GH) on the tune, “You Killed Romeo”? The song worked perfectly with the montage of scenes from Y&R!

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STEVE:  I always had the idea for the song and the lyrics, but then going through Dylan’s story on Y&R I thought this would be a perfect fit.  Like I have said previously, I gave the lyrics to Jonathan, who always writes his own stuff and I said, “Would you try?” And he said, “Absolutely!”  The guy is amazing and he sings like an angel, and it’s unbelievable!  I played it for someone at work today and this girl went, “I think I am going to pass out!”  (Laughs)  We got so many hit on iTunes! We were #34 on the first night we released it.  I went, “What?  We’re not even on the radio!” (Laughs)  But it was so cool.

So you and all your buds …  Jonathan, Scott Reeves …  are in Nashville.  I guess I should move there next!  (Laughs)

STEVE:  C’mon to Nashville! (Laughs) We just spent time with Scott and Melissa Reeves (Jennifer, DAYS) last weekend.  We spent time with Jonathan Jackson and his wife Lisa the other night!  It’s great, and it’s like I have a life!  Michael, it’s amazing!

And … you’re not running around in a black t-shirt anymore on Y&R!

STEVE:  No.  Now I am running around in a blue one.  That’s in my contract.  (Laughs)

GH’s Maurice Benard recently turned in some stellar performances when Sonny when off his meds for his bipolar disorder.  It’ odd seeing Shawn (Sean Blakemore) now as Sonny’s henchmen and sidekick, and not Jason.  Do you ever check in and watch an episode or scenes from General Hospital, and see what they are up to?

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STEVE:  Yeah, I know it’s odd about seeing Shawn there with Sonny.   I honestly have not watched GH, but I hear Maurice has been doing amazing stuff.  I talked to him the other day for an hour as soon as I landed in L.A.  I called him in his dressing room and I said, “You taking a nap, dude?”  That is what he always does there.  Maurice always takes a nap!  So we talked and caught up, and it was so nice.  I miss him, and of course, I miss all the people at GH.  That is the hardest thing for me.  That was my family.   I will call crew people now randomly and go, “Hey, wassup?” (Laughs)  I will text people out of the blue, too!  (Laughs)  I miss everybody over there … but it is what it is.

Tonight, we are here for Stand Up To Cancer, what can you say about supporting this cause?

STEVE:  It’s a great cause!  I know everyone knows someone who has been affected, I sure have.  I have had a really good friend of mine pass away from cancer, and you know the thing is; we are out here tonight for awareness so people write checks and raise money, and that is what it is about   I think they are doing great things research-wise.  Organizations are not competing anymore … they are trying to work together.   So we are here to have some fun and have some laughs… hopefully!  (Laughs)

So lot’s to discuss soap fans … what do you think about Dylan being the biological son of Nikki Newman?  What did you think of Steve’s recent performances when Dylan learned the truth and the deception of Chelsea?   Do you like seeing Steve wear blue instead of black on Y&R?  What do you think about his comments on his former cast over at GH?  Weigh-in below!

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  1. Chaz says:

    UGH. Saw this coming and hated even the thought of it. Sorry, tying Dylan to a legacy character is not going to make him more compelling.

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    Chaz replied

    Another note….I know soaps muck around with characters ages all the time but, if Nikki had this son at 17 he would be significantly older than Nick. So, that is another FAIL in this story.

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    k/kay replied

    Chaz the character of Victoria was born on screen in 1982 & Nick was born on screen 1988. It seems the cult storyline was 1978 or 1979 so yes he should be at least 10 years older. But Victoria & Nick were grown when Adam was born in 1995. Gotta remember it is a soap! You knew JFP was going to connect him sooner or later with a veteran character. Personally for me I got over my anger at this as SB says it is what it is. He is an FOJ and nothing e can do about it he will more then likely eat the show up he has already but I do not have to work under those conditions so I do not care. I have had employees that have accused me of playing favorites in the past and as I look back on it maybe I have.

    Fox replied

    Just so ya know, the cult story was for three-four months in the summer-fall of 1980 and Nikki was no less than 20-years old at the time. She was already (and actually still) married to her first husband Greg Foster when she joined the cult.

    Joshua replied

    DULLAN is so not needed on this show.

    Then again, neither is show killing witch Jill Farren Phelps.

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    frances replied

    I for one like Dylan. I can easily do without Chloe, her purpose on the show is questionable. Dylan being Nikki’s son will be something else.

    k/kay replied

    Thanks Fox was not sure about the dates on the cult storyline but she did join it with Paul I would have preferred they had went the route of Paul being the Dad oh well I guess they needed a reason for Nikki to give up her baby so they made the Father a creep but they could always be wrong and have it turn out to be Paul’s. Nothing is ever a sure thing concerning soaps!

    Tracy replied

    He is needed to get me to watch. So he is neeeded

    Sherry Nestleroad replied

    Dylan is fantastic. He has significantly contributed to Y&R and I couldn’t be happier! They can have him on every minute as far as I am concerned. Add for reasons why he came to Y& R, what connections he has and what his terms arreally doesn’t matter. And just as an aside, I’ve never understood nasty comments on message boards. I guess its the way I was raised …..if you can’t say something nice, keep your mgouth shut.

    Tracy replied

    they didn’t have to for me. I love the character. Can’t wait to see more.

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  2. su0000 says:

    I knew Dylan would be Nikki’s son..
    He is intertwined with people in Port Charles and having Nikki as his mother connecting him to the Newman clan, will bring hopefully good stories..

    ((I knew it would not be Stitch, he is not involved in Port Charles, so no big story with him being the son)

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    jimh(leave it to beaver) replied

    Dont you mean Genoa City?

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    su0000 replied

    haa! yes!! I did .. ooops on me!

  3. Loving says:

    Stay where you are please ;) Gh is doing just fine without Godjason

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  4. DawnL says:

    Loved this interview. Steve Burton is a truly amazing addition to Y&R. No doubt in my mind he should be nominated for an Emmy for his performance showing Dylan’s PTSD. Amazing performance and absolutely love that he is Nikki’s son. I can’t wait till Dylan actually finds out on screen.

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    Dawn2 replied

    So agreed…the PTSD storyline was crazy good….and he and Avery..you can almost feel the heartbreak…

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  5. Charles says:

    The writers may have a storyline with some teeth for MTS, and SB…..plus the drama that Eric Braden brings to the table, this could be great acting…Kudos to the writers for coming up with this one…. .can’t wait

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  6. Jewell says:

    Well gets the cat is out of the bag now, they haven’t even revealed that Dylan is Nikki’s son.. I was so hoping it would be Stitch..

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    Gloria replied

    Oh me too! I was sure it was Stitch because they look alike & he seems older than Dylan. But like my mother & I were talking about today age means nothing on a soap. Just don’t even go there, ha!

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  7. harlee says:

    This is sickening how he’s plow his way onto the canvas, I turned it off today because I couldn’t stomach him with Nikki. He’s not the best thing to come to YR but just agenda planned by JFP. Sad so sad.

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    Chrissy replied

    I totally agree with you. It it’s so funny how much he praises YR and acts like GH was so awful. That show made him. His luv for JFP is ridiculous . She ruins every show she takes over

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    eileen hargis replied

    Chrissy, Steve has NEVER acted like GH. was,awful.What a terrible thing to say say about him. He has said nothing but good things about the show, the cast and how.much he enjoyed his 22 years there. Dont come on here spouting lies, get ur facts,straight. GH wouldnt accomodate his taping scedule so he left when his contract.ran out.

    Jessica replied

    He does too. I’ve read so many interviews where he calls it “The Other Show”. Plus, once again GH not accomodating his taping schedule is bull. He probably didn’t keep up on them like he keeps saying. He got out because he wanted to go to YR where JFP is. Wherever JFP goes, he goes.

    jaybird369 replied

    Chrissy…VERY, VERY WELL SAID!!!!! And, yep…Steve Burton’s luv (or whatever) for Jill Farren Phelps is TRULY RIDICULOUS!!!!! And, of course, that’s what JFP does…she ruins soaps (in general) with her arrogant, insufferable ways. Chrissy…I have NO RESPECT for Jill Farren Phelps AT ALL!!!!! And I never will. No.

    Tracy replied

    You bitter people need to get over it. geeez and let the real fans talk.

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    harlee490 replied

    Who’s bitter? There is a difference between “bitter” & “dislike”….I’m not bitter but that doesn’t mean I have to “love Steve Burton”…he’s not YR type of actor and he’s been pushed on longtime fans because why…he knows JFP.

    Now, they know the dislike and continues to push Dylan forward by connecting him to a vet in Nikki…another Tucker story and it will prove so…watch.

    Who are you to tell people when to talk, please? I expressed my opinion and ppl responded and you have strange way of deciding whom the real fans are…

    I been watching YR since it debut and this character is not beloved by fans as he was on GH.

    Tracy replied

    and you know all the fans? Doesn’t matter what you like or not like. A lot of people do like. I just don’t get the nasty bitter people who insist on spewing their venom and just can’t let other enjoy. Michael and Kiki are hated on the boards but the focus groups love them. You don’t know what offliners like. So speaking for others is wrong. This was a nice interview til bitter people need to leave nasty comments and not allow others to enjoy it. Most comment on soap board are nasty which is why i don’t go on them anymore. Why can’t people just say what they like and let others like what they like. He clearly is a Y&R actor because not just JFP wanted him but Sony. If the show doesn’t add new character then the show doesn’t grow. You don’t know who loves him or not onliners who spew venom don’t speak for all fans.

    harlee replied

    no I don’t know all fans and never claimed to I had, but you are mixing soaps together, Burton is beloved on GH and I don’t have a problem but he’s not beloved on YR because of how he was PUSHED on viewers and that goes straight back to JFP….

    Most (majority) CBS viewers of the character of Dylan are not fans because of the handling of situation. He has push longtime vets to side to make room for him and this is unacceptable, only to me.

    Tracy replied

    No you don’t liked him because you don’t know the over 4 million people who watch but you think you can speak for them. He has not pushed anyone to the side that complete BS. I watch the show so I see what is going on. He’s not even on everyday but u have a few calling it the Dylan show. That called sour grapes and bitter GH fans, because the man hasn’t even been on in a week. I don’t give a hoot JFP is there or what u think of her. All I know is not just JFP wanted Steve but CBS and Sony did. That’s clear from everything I have read. I know a lot of people who love him on Y&R so again you speak for yourself a few others not the entire fan base. GH fans and bitter JaLame fans need to get over themselves. The man has a right to take a job anywhere he wants. He not tied to GH or that boring pairing for the rest of his life. CBS loves him on Y&R many others do too. So you will just have to get over yourself. Y&R is even better with Steve and I and many others are loving it.

  8. rebecca1 says:

    I think it’s odd that he woudn’t watch an episode of GH since he left. I think if I’d been on a show that long, and felt as connected to the people there as he does…I might want to catch an episode every now and then. Yes, that’s just me…but I still find it rather emotionally removed. Maybe he really IS Jason! ;)

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    Gloria replied

    I know what you mean but I have noticed in many interviews with people that leave soaps-they just DO NOT watch the soap they left. I always thought it was weird but this is way not the first time I’ve heard this. They just don’t go back. Maybe it is too hard or they are just busy or they are not TRUE soap fans like us, I mean it is their job, not their hobby!

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    rebecca1 replied

    Yes. I too have read that from others, although there was one or two whom I honestly can’t remember who said they catch up every now and then. I think from a psychological viewpoint you watch these shows, allow yourself to suspend your disbelief…invest in these people…and then the “real” people behind these characters don’t even have an interest in what’s going on with their “old town” or storylines. Then I kinda feel like…LOL…well if he can’t be bothered to watch it or finds it so absurd, why am “I” watching it!
    ;)

    eileen hargis replied

    Steve didnt say he couldnt be bothered to watch it or that it was,absurd. He merely stated he hadnt seen any of it. He works, stays with an actor friend,while in L.A. and then flies home to Tenn. It might just be a time thing, u know?

    Kim replied

    Actually I read interviews when he was still on GH saying that he didn’t watch. He said when he’s at home he’s doing things with his family and just doesn’t take the time to watch the show. Also, I saw an interview with Josh Morrow and he said, “I don’t watch my show, so don’t ask me about a story that doesn’t involve me. I won’t know about it.”

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    Gloria replied

    Yes, you are right. I remember all of this. It seems insulting/weird to us that they would say that but, it IS THEIR WORK-they leave work at work, like I try to do-I can’t see them coming home & plopping down on the couch & catching up on their shows! My biggest worry each week is keeping up with all my shows, how crazy is that? I work Wed, Thur & Fri-3 days a week-sometimes can watch at lunch at work on my computer but most times I get off at 5 on Friday & I have 10 1/2 hrs. to catch up on, it is daunting but God I love my shows! I watch every one on the networks.

    gloria replied

    I guess we have to remember that being on the soap is their job, it is work to them to provide us with such excitement every day! I know there are some soap stars who also watch soaps but they are at “work” & thank God they are, right? I cannot imagine life without soaps.

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    Tracy replied

    most actor don’t watch the show they are on. That’s nothing new. The bigger question is why people insist on spinning people words into something they never said?

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    rebecca1 replied

    I don’t think anyone, including myself is spinning people’s words…I know my comment…in which I said if he finds it so absurd…meant that obviously it’s a fictional town with a fictional story and people…and he doesn’t seem to have any interest in following any of it since he’s no longer on. And then I thought, “hmmmm…here I am invested in a character and the guy who played him for so long could care less.” Sorta brings a bit of reality to the non-reality! (and to the obvious.)

    I also find it interesting that somr actors have no clue what’s going on in their fictional town other than in the scenes they’re in…they just have no interest.

    I’ve been thinking lately that in all forms of entertainment…film, primetime…all these interviews with the actors…seeing them, reading about them, following them on twitter, facebook, etc…kinda breaks that fourth wall. If I don’t him or her as a person…it’s difficult to suspend disbelief and believe in their character.

    Back in the day…when my mom was watching film…they didn’t have access to the actors…and the air of mystery added to the mystique and the glamour. Now it’s just someone doing a job.

    rebecca1 replied

    and that should read, “If I don’t LIKE him or her as a person…”

    Tracy replied

    We need to just watch and enjoy and not worry about the rest. Most actors btw hate watching themselves. I think i would too.

    Lissa replied

    Perhaps if more actors actually watched the shows they perform on they’d get a better view of where fans are coming from. Often what they perceive as good work/stories don’t come off that way to the viewing audience.

    Steve has never watched himself on GH. I loved Jason Morgan and his relationship with Sam is what brought me and kept me at GH. When Steve left GH so did I. I already watched Y&R and while I think he’s doing a fine job, I don’t get all clenchy for Dylan like I did for Jason.

  9. whitney williams says:

    LOVE THAT DYLAN IS NIKKI’S SON AND I KNEW THAT HE WILL BE. CAN’T WAIT UNTIL DYLAN FINDS OUT ON SCREEN. HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE NEXT WEEK. LOVED STEVE BURTON ON GH AND MISS HIM AS JASON BUT GLAD THAT HE IS ON Y&R. STEVE BURTON IS THE REASON WHY I STARTED WATCHING Y&R. LOVED HIM AS JASON ON GH TOO. MISS HIM ON GH AS JASON BUT WE DON’T KNOW WHAT WENT ON BEHIND THE SCREENS AND WHAT LEAD UP 2 THE REASON THAT HE LEFT GH.

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    eileen hargis replied

    Yes, Whitney, we DO know why he eft. It was in all media. He moved his family to Tenn. and,wanted,a two/three day babk to back taping schedule so he could be in Tenn. the,rest of the week.. Gh said no, so he left instead of,signing another contract. Y,,and,R said yes to his schedule.

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  10. MissyLady says:

    Steve looks great and sounds really happy with his new role on Y&
    R. Good luck, Steve!

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    Joshua replied

    He obviously hasn’t nixed the steroids from his diet.

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    CG replied

    hmmmm… a little jealousy there?

    Jessica replied

    Could not help but to laugh at this.

  11. ethel says:

    i knew dylan would end up being niki’s son – the executive producer had to tie him to a legacy character so i saw that move coming……..

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    Gloria replied

    I would have bet money that it was Stitch! Ha

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    Tracy replied

    I am so thrilled he is. Can’t wait for the story

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  12. Brenda says:

    Those scenes with Dylan experiencing PTSD were great. I like seeing this storyline because it is so relevant to what is happening in the world today. Good job YR.

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  13. Laurie McRae says:

    AWESOME interview with Steve Burton, as always, Mr. Fairman! I’m thrilled that it turns out that Dylan is the son Nikki gave up all those years ago! 1) I can totally see the “connection” between Steve & MTS that he’s talking about & I can only imagine the heart wrenching scenes were going to be treated to between Dylan & Nikki going forward! 2) The more ensconced Dylan becomes in Genoa City, the more likely it is that Steve Burton will be on the show for awhile (decades, if I have my way…LOL)!

    There is no one who portrays emotion more giftedly & genuinely than Steve Burton (in my humble opinion). The PTSD scenes & the scenes where Dylan learns & struggles to accept that Connor is not his son are Emmy worthy…as will be the scenes when Dylan learns he is Nikki’s son & has to come to terms with the fact that his entire life has been a lie!

    As for Steve’s/Dylan’s shirt color (if he has to wear one), I agree that blue is his color…but he looks equally awesome in olive/army/dark green. ;)

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  14. Debbie says:

    Love him as Jason! Getting used to him a Dylan. I make sure I tune in on his days :)

    On a side note: HATE the Delia storyline 1. hate stories about kids dying 2. BTDT on GH with Jake/Joslyn storyline

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    Tracy replied

    the difference is Frons want the Liason baby dead to give Sam a brat.

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    Debbie replied

    I don’t really understand your comment. No difference. Dead kids suck.

    Jessica replied

    The comment about Frons was, he was a big JaSam shipper. So, he killed Jake.

  15. Kathy H says:

    Great interview Michael. I loved Steve at Jason Morgan on GH and miss my Jasam but I am first and foremost a Steve Burton fan and I’m really enjoying his new role as Dylan. Had no problem at all with the black T-shirts but he looks really good in blue. I thought he did a great job with the flashbacks when he took Conner, as well as when he found out Conner wasn’t his. Was actually surprised Dylan is Nikki’s son, thought it was going to be Stitch. Looking forward to when he finds out. I don’t remember it ever being mentioned that he was adopted so can’t wait to see how he reacts to the fact his parents never told him. I think it’s just common sense that Steve would miss the cast of GH since he was there for a very long time, but he has said many times that he misses them and I see him tweet them every now and then and think it’s great that he calls them to check in and catch up.

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  16. Mary SF says:

    There was no surprise here, it was almost laughable they way they try to throw in at the last minute the red herring that Stitch was a contender– but only those who rarely watch the show or know about the behind the scenes deal with JFP, might have believed that fake attempt at suspense. No wonder Josh Griffith quit he was probably embarrassed to death to put his name on that nonsense.

    That said since it seems Dylan is a fixture for the time being, then I am all in favor in giving him real stories to act. The whole phase of super bland nice guy who believed everything Chelsea was telling him was painful to watch.

    Don’t hook him up with Avery- the two of them together would be too much sweetness to take at one time– it might give me cavities just watching them. Put him with Sharon and let us watch Nikki’s head explode over that one. LOL

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    Dee replied

    Dylan has been slated to hook up with Sharon since day one. I would rather him with Sharon then Avery. Sick of Sharon revolving around the Newman men for too many years. Love the idea of Nikki freaking out over her son and the much despised Sharon. Let the cat fights begin with these two again. :)

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    Debbie replied

    NO NOT SHARON! That will seriously ruin Dylan. I know Chelsea has lied, A LOT but I really like her!

    Lissa replied

    YES to Dylan and Sharon!

    AveryCupcake is hard to watch on her own, she and Dylan together are yawnsville.

  17. mary jonas says:

    love him and was hesitant about this story but they got Nikki on a lot and i think the dramas gonna be great. #cultbaby

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  18. heidi says:

    Great interview Michael!!! Steve is a favorite of mine!!! I am happy he is getting some great storylines to play with! Still wish he was at GH… but I am happy for him! He sounds happy and he has a better schedule and good work… a great family and wonderful friends… sounds pretty great to me!

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  19. Michae says:

    Well, this sucks 1,000,000 times over. Just what we need, a horrible actor tied to the canvas at Y&R with a legacy character is NOT going to make me like him anymore than I already don’t! ALREADY!!!!! And while you’re at it, Fire Jill Farren Phelps too please!\

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  20. Chris says:

    Dylan is not a character that is necessarily working. He was brought on in a mediocre envisioned role and the show has been pimping him in every direction since then to see where he’ll stick. I hate the story because the character has been pushed on the audience like a 900lb boulder. Once again these scribes are re-writing history and in a months span Nikki has been able to locate and find her son of over 30 year ago. Please!

    Bill Bell used to build and build upon story so when big revelations happened they packed punch AND were rooted in character. Today’s writers know nothing about that style of writing. Y&R is a mere shadow of its once great self.

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    lm cee replied

    Couldn’t agree more. Dylan has been shoved down our throats since day one. They have some many better Vet actors that aren’t being used. I love how he said he left GH to spend more time with is family but it seems like he is on everyday. He should of been honest way he was leaving GH. I don’t blame him for leaving though. Ron & Frank ruined his character all for there pets Michael Easton. Now Jill is using her’s.

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    eileen hargis replied

    He tapes two to three days and is home four. GH had,him working 5 days a,week. He is,coachin his sons football team, and taking his,daughter to her activities. None of this he could do when he,was on GH.

  21. Tammy Cushion-Wessler says:

    Steve (Burton),
    I watched you everyday on GH…and I miss you so bad on there. You were the main reason I watched it. I really hope that they never replace the character just in case you decide to go back. It is my hopes that you do. It just seems so empty there without you. I know you wanted something different for you and your family…but you will always be Jason Morgan to us fans. I really miss you everyday on there. Lots of hope left for us that one day you will come back to GH.

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    CG replied

    DITTO!!!
    Maybe Y&R writers “push him” in hopes of bringing all of us who miss him on GH to watch their show. I miss him/Jason but I do not watch this show.

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  22. Charday says:

    Well best wishes, I’m sure, on your new show or whatever, but please never return to GH and keep that hood, Jason, dead.

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  23. Robbyrob says:

    ‘It is what it is’….pretty much sums it up to a tee! Correct me if I’m wrong but Steve seems to be working MORE at YR than at GH…especially when he was publicly complaining he had no life anymore. Now his character is the long lost son of Nikki! I also heard, I don’t know if its true, that he bolted GH when ABC wouldn’t pay for his travels back and forth from Nashville. Can you guess who did? Yep, Jill Farren Phelps! Trust me, I’m not bitter AND GH is in a much better place not having Jason around 24/7. I just don’t like how he played this and I can’t help feeling this way.

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    donna replied

    you havent seen nothing yet,he was on the screen more then any other character ever was, almost everyday for a long,long time
    and its gonna happen on y&r especially if jfp is there. imo

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  24. kaffe says:

    1. I am glad Mr Burton is getting a story with Y&R

    2.I guess they are going to make him part of the Newman clan

    3.I’m glad he is out of that Chelsa “who’s the Daddy story line, it was dragging him down!!!

    now if he wanted to come back to GH………

    RON AND FRANK should have come back when Sam and Silas are getting married, and he
    screams SAMMMMMMMMMMMMMM NOOOOOOOOO
    Right in the church

    just kidding……..Sam is doing fine, Daniel is doing fine, and guess what she has a father
    whose mob boss!

    LOVE YA SBU

    BUT SAM AND SILAS IS WHAT WE WANT

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  25. Jessica says:

    It’s amazing how much he’s changed since he went to YR. Not a good change, either. He acts like GH never existed to him. If it wasn’t for GH, he wouldn’t be where he’s at today. All he does is constantly suck up to YR. I’m a fan, but my respect for him is diminishing. The way he handled things when he left GH for family but then 3 months later to head to YR, I don’t care what he says, he planned that. Him and JFP are the best of friends. Of course she would accomodate him. He worked with Leslie Charleson almost all of his life, and he hasn’t worked with Melody Thomas Scott that long, and he’s aready comparing them? Are you kidding me? All he does is suck up to YR and complain about GH. Hard to support someone like this.

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    eileen hargis replied

    Jessica, u r so uninformed.

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    eileen hargis replied

    When u see Steve on 3, 4 and 5 days a week, he isnt,working all those,days,at the,studuo. He works about 2 and,a half days back to back and then flies home to Tenn. Y AND R edits,his,work and outs him in,several days episodes. He is,working half,as much as he did,at GH, and loves it.

    Jessica replied

    Haha, right. You want to buy that load of bull he feeds you, go ahead. I’m not. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that this was planned as soon as JFP got the EP Position at YR. He does nothing but kiss YR’s ass all the time. He’s a hypocrite. Forgive me for not buying the load of bs he says all the time.

    Debbie replied

    I really don’t care if it was planned or not. I just like to see him on my screen. And if they were trying to get more viewers? It worked! At least for me. I have always been a ‘sometimes’ watcher of Y&R, now I just watch a little more.

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    Jessica replied

    My honest opinion, his character is beyond the point of boring. But, to each it’s own, I guess.

    jaybird369 replied

    Jessica…in more ways than one, you are so RIGHT ON!!!!! When Steve Burton was on GH, all he did (behind the scenes and all) was CONSTANTLY kiss Jill Farren Phelps’s arrogant ass 24/7. Also, I think that SB and JFP (on purpose) plotted and plotted to move to Y and R together. And, he has NO RIGHT AT ALL to compare GH’s Leslie Charleson and Y and R’s Melody Thomas Scott. I mean…THE NERVE OF HIM!!!!! As far as I’m concerned, GH’s Monica and Y and R’s Nikki are 2 different characters. I’ve always thought so. Most of all, over the years, I’ve always thought that SB has ALWAYS had a cocky way/cocky attitude about himself during soap interviews. With him, it’s like BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH ON OVERLOAD!!!!! And, Jessica you PERFECTLY nailed it dead on the head…it’s only gonna get W-O-R-S-E!!!!! GUARANTEED!!!!!

    Jessica…take care and have a good one. XOXOXOXOXO

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  26. Jared says:

    Hasn’t Y&R tried to bring multiple “stars” from other shows over to this show, only to mess it up time after time? I’m not digging this long-lost-son story either. It’s been played too many times in the soap genre.

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  27. aria says:

    don’t miss him on GH and don’t want his character re cast, just don’t miss him at all, glad he’s off my screen and my show, because GH is doing great without him.

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  28. Cynthia says:

    Hate the character. Tying him to Nikki won’t help. Also, tired of him on my screen 4 days out of 5 days a week!!!!

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    Jessica replied

    It’s only gonna get worse. I can guarantee you that much.

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  29. karen rinehart says:

    i think the story line with steve and nikki will turn out to be a great but sad , the tears will fall , ya are doing a good job on this….. KAREN RINEHART,,

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  30. Beacon says:

    The SORAS on this show is totally F*cked up! Adam was born in 1995 for christ’s sake! And how old is Lauren’s son Scotty Grainger supposed to be now?

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    Mary SF replied

    Well according the history for the character on soap central website Scotty was born in 91, which should make him 22, but in 2005 when he was on the show for a bit they said he was 24, which would make him today in his thirties, but in 2010 Lauren remarked to Nina that her son Chance and Scotty were the same age, but Chance was born in 88 which would make him older than Scotty– however at that time Lauren said this Chance was in his early twenties, which mean Scotty would be mid twenties now– so you got your choice of ages to chose from— but it is like you said SORAS has really screwed up the time line on this show that it is best not to think of character’s true ages because it would drive you crazy—

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  31. Kathy says:

    Steve belongs on GH, not Y&R! Stopped watching Y&R after Jeanne Cooper died. Watched some episodes and found Steve’s character of Dylan boring — like Nikki but just can’t bring myself to watch Steve in this show.

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  32. Sally Christman says:

    It should been stick he looks like her

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  33. Lois MacLaren says:

    As far as I am concerned, this is just another nail in the Y&R coffin! The current story line about Delia in Danger is such an obvious attempt to repeat FAILED General Hospital story lines that it is beyond boring. The whole bit about Dylan being Nikki’s son has, so far, been so ham-handed and obvious that it is boring as all get-out. As far as I am concerned, it is time to give up on Y&R because Y&R is now repeating all of the gross stupidities which drove me away from GH years ago!

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    eileen hargis replied

    Goodbye, ur obviously not a soap fan, and u wont be missed.

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  34. Mo says:

    Gotta admit–didn’t see it coming. Maybe he’ll interest me more, because he’s pretty much been a dullard since he came on and pairing him with Avery who is Miss Dullard, doesn’t help.

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    Debbie replied

    I totally agree about Avery! I watch because I like him. Always watched Y&R a little, but now a little more. I really hope they don’t put him with Sharon. I’m so tired of her!

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  35. Barbara O'Dell says:

    I love Steve….watched him on GH & watching him on Y&R! I’m thrilled w/ his connection to Nikki! It’s all good! Plenty of story lines there! GH had the option to replace him, they opted not to, & they’re moving on! That’s a good thing! As far as the age thing w/ the “kids” can’t dwell on it! I’ve watched soaps forever & when a certain age is reached kids have the rapid aging syndrome! It’s an adjustment, but I’ve never seen it not work out!

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    daring sally replied

    I love Steve Burton as Dylan. I love the fact that he is Nikki’s son. I loved the episode when his PTSD flared up and he thought he was back in Afghanistan. He blew it out of the water. I think he is an excellent, well-rounded actor as well as a blue-eyed cutie pie. I love it that he is NIkki’s son. I can’t wait to see Victor’s reaction to this. Nikki is very defensive toward ole blue eyes. I love it when she defends him. I only hope that the writers do him justice. I love his sensitivity. This is one time Victor will have to take a back seat. Nikki will defend her son to the bitter end I am loving this. Thank you, Y&R for giving Dylan a powerful family. He now has a brother and sister as well as other family members he can go home to. He was all alone and dealing with PTSD he needed someone in his life to lean on. I think it is was well thought out and I am loving it and I know that Steve Burton will not let us down. He gets to show his softer, sensitive side. Thank you so much Y&R for giving us this fine actor.

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  36. su0000 says:

    Why do so many have need to stick their nose in Steve Burton’s business and life, geezus..
    he is an actor, that is his job/career and he will go to wherever the pay, perks, convenience, suitable agreements are offered to him and where he gets what is best for his life and family..
    It is nobodies business what he does with his life..
    Let it go..
    I am lovin Steve Burton in Y&R!!
    He made a great decision to join CBC/Y&R..

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    eileen hargis replied

    U r correct!

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    Debbie replied

    So true! I still want him back as Jason, but I will watch him as Dylan too.

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  37. eileen hargis says:

    GH knew for 7 years,that Steve,was ultimately planning to move his family to Tenn. They thought be denying him his requested taping schedule, they could keep him on the,show. They were wrong.

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    k/kay replied

    No offense Eileen but when did any show revolve around an actor he left GH because he knew JFP was setting a place at the table for him at Y&R it was already planned etc. etc. I have accepted that he is on my favorite show Y&R do I think he is the second coming NO ! Do I think he will eventually run the show in the ground NO because no daytime show is ever about one actor/character!

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    Joshua replied

    Obviously you did not watch “General Hospital” from 2001 to 2011 during Phelps’ regime.

    It was all about Sonny Corinthos and Jason Morgan.

    Jessica replied

    I agree with Joshua. You can see that Y&R is becoming the Dylan show. This is what happens when JFP and her crew are in charge. GH is so much better now than it’s ever been. I’m not a hater, but again I’ve been losing alot of respect for Steve.

    k/kay replied

    Joshua & Jessica that was hope in my words because I don’t think it should be about one actor it is an ensemble and yes I watched GH from time to time and I too got sick of the Sonny & Jason hour. I know what JFP is doing and I can’t stand it and now that the head writer is her true buddy it will only get worse.

    Jessica replied

    Kay, I didn’t mean anything bad about what you said. Sorry, if it sounded like that. You’re right, it will get worse.

    k/kay replied

    That’s cool Jessica just needed to clarify my statement sometimes it is hard for me to explain my thoughts my brain is racing faster then I can type.

    Jessica replied

    Haha, I know exactly what you mean. The same happens to me. You have it all figured out in your head with what you’re gonna type. Then when it comes time to type it, your brain freezes and whatnot.

  38. su0000 says:

    ”CBS”

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  39. Joshua says:

    He just phones it in day in, day out. And that deer caught in the headlights blank stare he perfected on “General Hospital.” He is completely an eternally terrible.

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    Debbie replied

    Did you watch the scenes with PTSD? When he found out Connor wasn’t his kid? I thought he did a great job.

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    Mary SF replied

    I agree Debbie– at first- I couldn’t understand all the hype around SB because most of the scenes they were writing for him were bland, he came across as bland– but the minute they gave him a real story– realizing Connor was not his, and the fallout including the PTSD scene– I thought he did a great job with it too—

  40. eileen hargis says:

    Jessica, they r friends, have been for many years. Is every friend of urs, someone whos ass YOU have kissed? U see a great conspiracy cause it makes u feel better. Obviously u need this feeling so Ill just leave u alone with it.

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    Jessica replied

    I’m not the only one feels like this. It does not take a genius to figure out the real story. Again, you want to believe every word that comes out of his mouth, by all means go ahead. I don’t. I stopped kissing his ass a long time ago.

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  41. eileen hargis says:

    And K/kay, I didnt say GH revolved around Steve, just that he was a major character who had been on 22 years. And I agree no show is just one character. I was jus trying to set the record straight against a.poster who obviously doesnt like him and wanted, no delighted n running him down on here. Haters will believe whatever makes makes them feel better about themselves. The,rest of us get no pleasure in running folks down!

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    k/kay replied

    Eileen the point I was making was a show that starts accommodating everyone’s schedule just because they choose to live in another state is crazy. An actor works for them the fact JFP has moved mountains to bring him over and cater every little whim is not fair to the other actors who have been on there for years you can’t tell me there is not some major heartburn with some of them. Any actors he is working with may have to work late hours just to film his scenes so he can fly back home. I do not have a personal dislike for him if he had been brought on gradually and I do think his acting has improved since January.

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    eileen hargis replied

    k kay, a lot of the actors have perks in their contracts that the,fans know nothing about. . This is their leverage when it comes to negotiating a new one. Anthony Geary at GH has six weks twice,a year for vacation to go home,to Holland.

  42. PatF says:

    The problem a lot of the fans of the show are having with the character is the way Phelps has insinuated him into every aspect of the show, and he’s only been on 10 months.

    I don’t find his acting any worse than a lot of the ABC “talent” that has come to other soaps, but I don’t want to see this new character on my screen almost daily when other characters we care about barely are seen once a week.

    I think Phelps is getting back at the audience a bit since a lot of people were crying that MTS was never on. Well, she “heard” us and shoved Burton into Nikki’s story so the audience would accept him.

    Ain’t gonna happen.

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  43. Jessica says:

    My final post on here and I’m done. I’m not bitter towards Steve nor do I even dislike or hate him. That is far from the truth. I’m a fan and always will be. However, that does not mean that I have to agree with everything he does and says. You can still be a fan of somebody without agreeing with everything they do. Not that I have to explain myself. But, felt this was needed.

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    Mary SF replied

    Hi Jessica– Mary SF here– not defending Steve by a long shot, but just a general observation, most actors rarely tell the real truth when giving interviews. Those that do usually live to regret it and the longer they are in the business the more they learn to spin their answers to make themselves look good. They know their bread and butter is in their fans, so they give the answers they think the fans want to hear. That is why I generally avoid learning about the actors and just enjoy their work on screen. They are just people like the rest of us– so it perfectly acceptable to appreciate their work, but not want them for your bbf in real life. So I hope when you said you were done, you meant just discussing this particular topic because I have always enjoy reading your comments; try not to take any negative responses to your opinion too personally– I know it can be hard at times not to, but it is a way to stay sane on message boards, this one and any others you might visit. Take care

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    Jessica replied

    Hi Mary,
    Thanks so much for the advice. I really appreciate it. Yeah, when I said I was done. I did mean this post. Sometimes, I think it’s better to just go back to the old days where we like you said, appreciate their work. When people get too involved with the actor’s life, it creates nothing but drama. Thank you for the kind words and the advice. I will do my best in ignoring things.
    You Take Care As Well.

  44. eileen hargis says:

    Jessica, why did u EVER kiss his ass? He neither wants or expects his fans to do anything more than watch the show. Obviously you know a lot more about his personal business than HE does so I wont,argue anymore. But a LOT more fans feel like I do than u seem to think, we just arent on here slinging mud like u.

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    Jessica replied

    Eileen, there’s a lot of fans who feel the way I do. Please quit responding to my comments. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Last time I checked. I don’t buy the bs he keeps spewing to everybody. I used to. But, I don’t anymore. Again, it does not take a genius to figure out the real story.

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  45. Jessica says:

    Eilleen, we’re all entitled to our opinions. Some of us don’t like Steve Burton, others do. Some of us buy that bs he says, some don’t. We’re all not gonna have the same opinion and feelings as you do. Again, I don’t dislike nor hate Steve, I just lost respect I had for him. Again, please don’t respond.

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  46. jaybird369 says:

    YIKES!!!!! Dylan being revealed as Nikki’s long-lost son?!?!? Y and R has really and truly HORRIBLY FLIPPED OUT now!!!!! And, this has that insufferable witch Jill Farren Phelps’s horrid handiwork (or whatever) written all over it. Come on now…it’s pretty much common knowledge that JFP is shoving this absurd-as-hell plot twist of Nikki and Dylan as NU mother and son in our faces because Steve Burton is Jill Farren Phelps’s current soap opera golden-boy. More and more, it’s like SB follows JFP around like an obedient and lovesick puppy. YUCK YUCK YUCK YUCK!!!!! And, Mr. Steve Burton, fella…enjoy being Jill Farren Phelps’s current golden-boy/soap-puppet for however long it lasts. Trust me, dude…it WON’T last. Jill Farren Phelps has a LONG-ASS HISTORY of treating soap opera hunks like golden boys. As an example, just ask A Martinez (aka Cruz Castillo of the Santa Barbara days). YEP!!!!!

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  47. eileen hargis says:

    Stevekeeps n touch wirh the people of GH,, just not the characters. Most actors on the,soaps no nothing about the,storylines of their show that they r not in. For example Daniel G might work Mondahursand,Friday with Jill, Lily,, Devin and,Neil.. On Wednesdayand,Thursday, Victor, Nicki, Nick and,Sharon and,Jack,and,Kevin work. None see, each other and they have different,scripts. .

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    Jessica replied

    Once again, you’re telling us things that we don’t already know. FYI: They don’t tape on Mondays.

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  48. rachie says:

    steve burton used to be one of my favorite actors but this new character is overall boring!!!!! It doesnt give him the opportunity to show his talents. Y&R has went down hill I could do better storylines soaps are losing thier appeal because everyone of them are copying eachother. Also just because an actor is a favorite on one show dosent make them the greatest on another it takes alot to build a characters fanclub and Dylan isnt exciting enough to steal the show.

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  49. eileen hargis says:

    I know they r dark on Mondays, I was just,making an example. U would be surprised at how,little most fans know,about how tapings work. They have never been to the studio. They see Steve on Monday thru Friday for 5 days and dont know that he was edited into some of those episodes.

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  50. Jessica says:

    Also Eileen, you can keep convincing people that Steve Burton is telling the truth with every word he says. However, there are still going to be people who don’t buy it for one single solitary second. Including me. So please, just accept that and move on. We all have our opinions of him. So, once again, deal with it and please move on.

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  51. fanny says:

    I saw this coming the minute Steve Burton joined Y&R. They had to tie his character to one of the core families, to justify his presence on the show. I am NOT thrilled about this turn of events. Did not enjoy him on GH, like him even less on Y&R. Sorry!

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  52. Maria says:

    Miss Steve Burton on General Hospital, but glad that he’s happy and doing well.

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  53. PatF says:

    There are some fans who do like the Dylan character, but I am one who does not.

    Having Stitch be the son seemed to have more people energized about this cult baby story, but now it’s unfortunately fallen flat.

    It just gives MORE screen time to Burton, who has turned into the most visible character on YR in years. I can’t remember ever when someone was brought onto the YR canvas and crammed into the viewers faces this fast and this often.

    For those that don’t understand these feelings toward Burton and his character it’s surprising if you’ve watched YR and understand what the show used to be about.

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  54. M. Diane says:

    I will say this. Steve Burton is very easy on the eyes. Yummy!

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  55. Soapstix says:

    I have not posted here before, but I have been watching Steve Burton for a long time. I like Dylan, and am glad he will be tied to Niki. I just feel sorry for her, when she tells Victor and he gets on his high horse. Now there is a character I could do without most days. He is an egotistical bully and hypocrite. He didn’t raise a son of his own, and then wants to get to know his “new” grandson? Give me Dylan/Steve anyday over the likes of that old goat.

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  56. Beacon says:

    This guy has taken over the show. Jill Farren Phelps’ little pet.

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  57. blake says:

    Of course JFP had to find a way to give her golden boy/lap dog a lock into the show. Nikki’s missing son could’ve been more interesting and more drawn out. If they did it like Guiding Light did when Reva was searching for her sister Cassie it could have been really interesting.

    No wonder GH has beaten Y&R in the key demos. Sony and CBS are idiots to hire this show killer Jill Farren Phelps.

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  58. jaybird369 says:

    Check this out…in real life (as we know it), Melody Thomas Scott is ONLY 14 years older than Steve Burton. YEP!!!!! So…is this supposed to mean (or whatever) that Nikki was only 14 (or maybe 15) when she gave birth to Dylan??? Um…NOT BUYING IT AT ALL!!!!! In short…ANOTHER REASON that this is Y&R storytelling at it’s W-O-R-S-T!!!!! And the sad-ass F-A-L-L of Y&R continues………..

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    Jessica replied

    This whole storyline is stupid as hell. Only reason they did it was to make Dylan even more important. Hell, we all knew once Steve joined the show, that this was going to happen. Does it suck? Oh hell yeah, it does. But, Steve is JFP’s pet. So, they’re going to rewrite history just for him. It’s sad how we see more of him, instead of vets like Jill, Esther, etc.

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    jaybird369 replied

    Jessica…HELL YEAH the storyline is stupid as hell…MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY!!!!! But, you know what REALLY pisses me off…THE POWERS THAT BE at Y&R have forgotten that us longtime soap viewers are FAR FROM STUPID. I mean…we all know when we’re being conned and that we are N-O-T gonna stand for it. No No No No No. And, speaking of soap vets, my all-time FAVORITE Y&R characters are Jack and (ESPECIALLY!!!!!) Nina…HOLLA!!!!! BOTH Jack and Nina TRULY ROCK!!!!! Furthermore, BOTH Peter Bergman and Tricia Cast (aka Jack and Nina) are longtime, multi-talented and seasoned soap opera veterans A-N-D true fan favorites. HELL YEAH BABY!!!!! Unlike that BLAND AS HELL Steve Burton (aka Jill Farren Phelps’s lovesick puppy)!!!!! BEYOND PITIFUL!!!!!

    Take care, Jessica. XOXOXOXOXO

  59. chrissy says:

    Listen bottom line is steve burton is a phony, who probably in bed with Jill Pharr en Phillips on young and the restless… he’s not that great of an actor and no matter how many shirtless scenes he has it still won’t make up for his short comings as an actor and how he is now type casted after playing jason morgan for 20 years. With that being said if he was going to leave the cast and fans of gh high and dry like that to go to y &r and work “part time and now there cementing his character into the show after he told fans he needed a break and was moving to pretty much farm land. He’s going to bring the entire young and the restless down and come crawling back to general hospital and I hope one of the amazing actors that left young and the restless is the new jason morgan because “billy miller” for instance can at least act. Steve burton you hurt every general hospital fan by leaving to go to Genoa city u can’t expect people to jump on ur back Wagon and just assume because ur religious that people are gonna be okay with ur treason. Ur a phony

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