Will Jake’s Death Impact Your Viewing of General Hospital?


With the latest SPOILERS hitting fans of General Hospital hard, are we ready for Jake Morgan to meet his maker? Is it ever okay for a child to get killed off one of our shows? How do fans really feel about the latest move to distance Jason (Steve Burton)  from Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)? Does the pairing even matter when it comes to the life of a beloved, fictional child? We want to know what our readers think!

Will Jake's Death Impact Your Viewing of General Hospital?

  • Liason fans will never get past this! It's just evil! (15%, 680 Votes)
  • I hate killing off kids, so no matter who I root for, this is not ok! (25%, 1,179 Votes)
  • I may love JaSam, but Jake's death is not cool! (15%, 696 Votes)
  • I'm a JaSammer, this is fine by me! (7%, 336 Votes)
  • I hate it, but I'm still going to watch. (15%, 690 Votes)
  • I'm so upset, GH is off my DVR! (23%, 1,082 Votes)

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56 Responses

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    soapjunkie88

    It beyond cruel. It’s like they need to break this last tie between Liz and Jason to tell anyone: “Just forget it! There will never be a Liason again.”

    The biggest tragedy, Jake was being kept away from Jason to protect him to be in the end killed off in a hit and run!? Sounds so unreal to me and I still hope that Jake doesn’t end up dying … but hey Guza put a bullet in one of Michael’s kid … yeah, Liz’ Jake hasn’t even a chance in his play book.

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    cokeyloveshersoaps

    Well i don’t watch GH live anyway i only watch on yt certain scenes i have been through with this show that hates women and kids for a few years now so i will probably stop watching altogether not because of one character but i am just so damn tired of the show as a whole.

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    kgbmc

    For years I was a Liason fan but no more.There is no future for character of Elizabeth with the never changing Jason. Both of whom need to evolve in a bad way and far away from each other.

    This is not about Liason but rather just bad timing and unnecessary killing/manipulation of children and cheap ratings. The killing of Jake doesn’t make sense right now because 1) the show is getting better, 2)the ratings are good, 3) they are taking Ingo off contract and he would be a necessary player in Joss’ cancer, 4) Rebecca may be still there but we have yet to see any recovery from the 3+ years of character annihilation, and 5) it will destroy and make cynical the support of Jasam that they have slowly built up in people and may have even succeeded in achieving most recently by putting Sam in a combustible vehicle and in the hospital.

    In short it is counterproductive to the show right now.

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    alstonboy4315

    I won’t stop watching the show, as long as they give me OTHER intersting/entertaining stories to compensate for what they are taking AWAY from the canvas, which is a cute little boy who did have tons of storyline potential. GH is going to have to REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY step it up in the upcoming months to make this show more watchable.

    I remember times in the past when GH was the ONLY show in daytime that interested me and when I was wishing that Bob Guza could do consulting work for Y&R and other soaps, but those days are gone. GH these days is a solid C (on a good day!). It just doesnt’ have the same magic that I had grown accustomed to.

    I am not the type of viewer to stop watching because a soap breaks up my favorite couple or because they ruin a certain character, but if you take away something great, you can’t replace it with something mediocre, and you sure as hell can’t replace it with something bad!!!

    Bottom line: GH needs to return to the soap it was not too long ago and earn my loyalty back by telling COMPELLING stories that will glue me back to my screen again!! Cause right now, I am kinda unglued!!!! :( :(

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    Kelly8970

    I hate this! I will watch this tragedy for the sole reason that Steve Burton and Becky Herbst are phenomenal together. But once this tragedy is over…my GH viewing days most likely will be coming to an end. I hate the agenda driven storylines and the propping of couples and/or characters.

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    maxsmom

    I voted I hate the killing of kids, Max is not yet 3 and I still haven’t been able to shake the weepiness of pregnancy and I have always been the sensitive cry at the long distance phone call commercial type mixed with the kick— Brooklyn girl so…this rumor is really upsetting. I boycotted GH during the news of RH’s firing so I am going to keep watching as long as I can to see where this goes…but I hope that this story is being rewritten now that RH is staying.

    By the by, did Fruzelps think that the GH audience wanted to see Jake die, Liz leave and what? Lucky and Siobhan raise Cam and Aiden?

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    daisychains7

    Same shit, different day.

    I haven’t watched GH religiously in years. I get sick of Quartermaines, Webbers and Scorpios being cast aside in favor of newbies NOBODY CARES ABOUT in recycled storylines. Where is Monica, Luke, Tracy? Thank god we still have Scrubs, and the fabulous acting by Jonathan Jackson, Laura Wright, Nancy Leigh Grahn, etc.

    It seems like Guza refuses to write good story for any of the characters and VETS we love… Unless it’s pumping bullets into their chest during sweeps time. Tired of plot plot plot, violence, mob, and Frons’ agenda.

    Is it ego, or do Frons & Guza just hate women?? The mothers, grandmothers and daughters who watch soaps do not want to see pregnant women being slung down stairs, a pregnant woman being shot in the head, a baby with stage 5 cancer out of the blue , or a baby being run over by a car!!

    I don’t care about Jasam or Liason — I love Liz & Lucky. I feel like they were never given a real shot this time around since tptb were more concerned with destroying Liz to prop Jasam, instead of writing LL2 well. The Lucky/Liz/Jason/Sam quad could have been storyline potential for YEARS. I don’t get why Jake needs to die for Jasam to get a miracle baby. WTF?

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    kgbmc

    I don’t think this benefits Jasam’s miracle baby at all. I think they could have achieved that with support and not done this. Sonny’s children have not been killed off to make way for other children.

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    Ness

    Where is the option for it won’t impact me at all because I don’t care? Alan died, Georgie died many have died. The show will go on and I hope for some watchable scenes.

    The question that should be asked is how does sloppy writing that is not cohesive, uncreative story-lines, poor editing and not utilizing vets have on my impact of watching GH. At some point, I wish bloggers and magazines would start dealing with the REAL issues.

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    GlitterGlamDiva

    I am a Jasam fan but I just love Sam so I support Jasam for now. I have zero attachment to Jake but I don’t think that kids should be killed off. I really don’t look forward to being ripped apart simply for being a Sam fan. I think far to often people take things to far when they attack the actors or other fans. I’m not a fan of Elizabeth but I like the actress so I would never wish anything bad for her. Civility isn’t commonplace in the fanbases and that’s sad.

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    keanna

    I don’t care whose child it is, killing off any kid or doing any harm to a kid is unnecessary and disgusting. Listen I have other reasons why I don’t tune in like I use to but this will be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

    I am not a Liason or a JaSam fan, but this is going to take the rivalry between the fanbases to another level.

    I think their plan all along was to let Rebecca go, kill off Jake, have Liz go crazy, give the boys to Lucky and Siobhan, and let JaSam have their kid.

    But they didn’t anticipate, the backlash from letting Rebecca go and this will create a HUGE backlash and people will tune out.

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    truthtakestime2000

    shouldn’t there be a voting option that says:

    “It’ll be sad but it will make for some crazy good drama and power performances”.

    Threatening to stop watching because you’re mad about something sad is rather petty. Is it necessary to kill Jake? NO. Is it interesting? YES. We don’t have to like it but it’s not BORING television. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a JaSam or a Liaison fan.

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    96meimei

    [quote=cokeyloveshersoaps]Well i don’t watch GH live anyway i only watch on yt certain scenes i have been through with this show that hates women and kids for a few years now so i will probably stop watching altogether not because of one character but i am just so damn tired of the show as a whole.[/quote]

    I feel the same way–I stopped watching at the end of ’08 and only YT scenes with EW in them occasionally. No other characters hold my attention like she does most of the time. I do like Scrubs, big JT fan but he’s being shuffled to the side now also. I thought the scenes of EW and PD at Shadybrook were excellent but I digress.

    Jake should not be killed to satisfy an agenda. Lazy, redundant writing and a total propping of jm a man that has had no more than 1/2 hr contact with his son since ’08. I hate that they would use the death of a beloved child to do such an idiotic thing. if he dies and I hope he doesn’t, it should be about his mother and his older brother with LS and jm as side notes not front and center because as has been shown they are losers.

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    Retro

    I was on maternity leave with my daughter when Jake was born and she’s exactly the same age. This will be so hard to watch. I still cry when I watch Brad Maule’s last moments with BJ on you tube. I always felt like her death “broke him”.

    This.sucks.

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    mecasey

    First, thank you for the beautiful pic of Jake. That kid is adorable. As much as the show pushes how much he looks like Jason, the kid actually looks a mix between both Jason and Liz. Casting did a wonderful job with this one.

    I hate the killing of kids on soaps, so that was my choice. I am very
    disheartened by the confirmation of this upcoming storyline. I will watch because I want to grieve with Elizabeth. She’s my priority in this story. She’s Jake’s mother. She was the one to spend the most time raising this little boy. I’ve always felt the love she has for all her children. She is going to be devastated. I want to give my full support to her as she experiences the worst pain any woman could ever know…the loss of a beloved child. My heart is already breaking for her.

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    No Daisy

    I stopped watching GH years ago. This storyline will certainly not draw me back into the fold. As a long time Liason fan, I do not want to watch Elizabeth lose another child, and I don’t want to watch Jason grieve for 5 minutes before he forgets Jake ever existed. For what? Do you think we didn;t already get the message that GH is not doing Liason again? Is it really necessary to kill this child to prove it?
    GH is all but over creatively,and they need more than a heart breaking story to save it. Lets see the latest ratings to show that last weeks jump was a one time deal because they fianlly gave SnBers what they’ve been waiting for for years. I bet GH will be at about AMC levels again by next week.

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    bklyn729

    I certainly won’t be watching this show anymore. I don’t consider this being petty but me just being damn tired of watching ABC/Disney/GH feature another storyline where the women & children are placed in a violent situation. I expect my soap to entertain me not depress and frustrate me everytime I turn it on. This is just too much to stomach. Honestly, currently nothing Guza & his minions are scribing is compelling enough for me to watch.

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    Cyberologist

    If I thought that as an Elizabeth Webber fan the material they give her will be emmy worthy maybe I would watch it but already rumors/spoilers show she’s being written like crap and minimized to not star in her own story about her child the pets will hijack it; I haven’t watched a full eppy of GH in years so I’ll take a pass…I have no doubt the audience will tune in for this disaster they usually do.

    However the emmy reels will probably be written “for” the usual suspects. The mens will dominate this story. I’m tired of this show it no longer entertains me its too dark for my taste and IMO (against women) morbid and morose. As long as Frons has Guza holding the pen its the same agenda preferential type of writing going down. Just glad I’m no longer interested in what they write so I’m good I just don’t care apathy set in a long time ago.

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    tamela

    I am a Liz/Lucky, LiRic, Liason, LL2, wee little bit of Niz fan. I am also a later day Jasam fan, which is harder for me to invest in because Jason puts Sonny first. I don’t believe Jake will die. But if he does, and Jason does NOT change his life; if GH does not give my viewing eyes what I want to see: a wakeup–either take control of Sonny’s empire or walk away–I will tune out.

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    ecradduck

    I don’t like it, but it won’t make me stop watching…Jake is a Webber, Spencer, AND Quartermaine…why they think killing off a character like that is beyond me. I fear the day when those familes don’t even grace our screens anymore, when it’s all Corinthos and friends (or enemies) from the old neighborhood.

    On the other hand, I remember being appalled when I heard Days of Our Lives was going to kill off Bo & Hope’s little boy, Zach, but it remains one of the stories that remains with me the most. I remember moments from those episodes vividly, what I was doing, how I was feeling. And while I was too young & wasn’t watching GH at the time, the story of BJ’s death seems to still touch the viewers who do remember.If they can pull it off & make this an incredible story that will resonate for years to come, then bravo. But if not, then what a shame and waste of a character with great potential.

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    GHfan-4now

    1st speaking as a Liz fan, she’s getting screwed all around. Let me count the ways… or you can just watch them all play out onscreen.

    2nd speaking as a Liason fan–aside from Scrubs, they are the only couple on this show that I have consistently rooted for through good times and bad. That said, I hate the brass. I don’t care if it’s fictional. I don’t care if it happens in real life. I don’t care if it happens all the time on soaps. We’re talking about a show that recycles storylines more often than environmentalists recycle cans and bottles, and NEVER treats them with the same amount of care or respect. PLEASE. IMHO, this regime cares nothing for the fans, for or against whatever if it’s not what THEY want to see play out onscreen.

    3rd speaking as a general fan of the show, I’ve said time and time again that I am sick to death of death and of the dark turn this show has taken. It’s on a black street with no lights guiding the way along. I know people have tried telling me it is the way it is and it wont change. Guess what? I don’t care, I’m sick of it. Hey, I like mob flicks like anyone else. I own many of them on DVD. I know what I am getting when I willingly watch Michael Corleone going after an enemy. I know if I’m watching Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci in a movie together, more than likely, someone is getting wacked, sleeping with the fishes, or being stabbed, chopped up, or beaten to death in a shallow grave and buried. I know what I’m putting myself in when I watch those movies.

    But that’s not what General Hospital is supposed to be about. Death is life. We get that. I get that. And given that this show WAS supposed to be centered around a hospital, it’s more than evident that people were going to die on this show. But CHILDREN every other week??? And for the sake of plot??? Shot in the head. Kidnapped. Killed in the womb! Mowed down by motorists unwilling to STOP for a child!!! This show has been centered on dark, heavy drama for TOO MANY YEARS and folks are fed up. I am fed up. The ratings spiked during the week of that wedding! Why??? Not because all were Sonny/Brenda fans, I can tell you that. It was because for the first time in I don’t know how long, the show was NOT rooted in dark heavy drama five days in a freaking row! I’m sick of being spoon fed bullshyte that I’m forced to put up with because I‘ve been a loyal fan of this show for over 20 years. Where are the accolades for putting up with Fronz and Co. for all these years???

    Bottom line, I’m tired of this show killing children. I’m tired of the plot contrivances. I’m tired of making excuses and hearing other people make the same and telling how I should feel in regards to this storyline and my feelings on Liason. I’m tired of the negativity. I’m tired of the darkness. I’m just tired. There are currently five characters on this show that I care about:

    1. Liz
    2. Ethan
    3. Robin
    4. Patrick
    5. Johnny

    Pretty sad for such a large ensemble, no??? I’m over it, GH. I’m just over it.

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    daisychains7

    What I’m getting from these comments is that we are all tired of not being heard. This is bigger than Liason vs Jasam… It is about Frons and Guza’s refusal to give fans what they want. Their “agenda” is what will run this soap into the ground creatively.

    I’m wondering if all this bitching and moaning will even make a difference though… Ratings go UP during violent stories that most online fans hate. Lol.

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    katclaws

    [quote=GHfan-4now]1st speaking as a Liz fan, she’s getting screwed all around. Let me count the ways… or you can just watch them all play out onscreen.

    2nd speaking as a Liason fan–aside from Scrubs, they are the only couple on this show that I have consistently rooted for through good times and bad. That said, I hate the brass. I don’t care if it’s fictional. I don’t care if it happens in real life. I don’t care if it happens all the time on soaps. We’re talking about a show that recycles storylines more often than environmentalists recycle cans and bottles, and NEVER treats them with the same amount of care or respect. PLEASE. IMHO, this regime cares nothing for the fans, for or against whatever if it’s not what THEY want to see play out onscreen.

    3rd speaking as a general fan of the show, I’ve said time and time again that I am sick to death of death and of the dark turn this show has taken. It’s on a black street with no lights guiding the way along. I know people have tried telling me it is the way it is and it wont change. Guess what? I don’t care, I’m sick of it. Hey, I like mob flicks like anyone else. I own many of them on DVD. I know what I am getting when I willingly watch Michael Corleone going after an enemy. I know if I’m watching Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci in a movie together, more than likely, someone is getting wacked, sleeping with the fishes, or being stabbed, chopped up, or beaten to death in a shallow grave and buried. I know what I’m putting myself in when I watch those movies.

    But that’s not what General Hospital is supposed to be about. Death is life. We get that. I get that. And given that this show WAS supposed to be centered around a hospital, it’s more than evident that people were going to die on this show. But CHILDREN every other week??? And for the sake of plot??? Shot in the head. Kidnapped. Killed in the womb! Mowed down by motorists unwilling to STOP for a child!!! This show has been centered on dark, heavy drama for TOO MANY YEARS and folks are fed up. I am fed up. The ratings spiked during the week of that wedding! Why??? Not because all were Sonny/Brenda fans, I can tell you that. It was because for the first time in I don’t know how long, the show was NOT rooted in dark heavy drama five days in a freaking row! I’m sick of being spoon fed bullshyte that I’m forced to put up with because I‘ve been a loyal fan of this show for over 20 years. Where are the accolades for putting up with Fronz and Co. for all these years???

    Bottom line, I’m tired of this show killing children. I’m tired of the plot contrivances. I’m tired of making excuses and hearing other people make the same and telling how I should feel in regards to this storyline and my feelings on Liason. I’m tired of the negativity. I’m tired of the darkness. I’m just tired. I’m over it, GH. I’m just over it.[/quote]
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    ICAM & May I please just co-sign my name to this eloquent, well-thought out post. I’m sick of all the violence on GH. I don’t want to see ANY of the children killed or hurt.

    Mostly I’m sick of the Frons/Guza Vision that has ruined this show for me. Why should I continue to watch a show that continally dissappoints? I’m done.

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    tvlover01

    This sucks soooo bad as a liasion and jasam fan this is bad. I really hope jasam and liasion fan team up to keep jake alive it could be benifical to both couples. I hate the TPTB keep shitting on becky and liasion fans .

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    GHfan-4now

    [quote] What I’m getting from these comments is that we are all tired of not being heard. This is bigger than Liason vs Jasam… It is about Frons and Guza’s refusal to give fans what they want. Their “agenda” is what will run this soap into the ground creatively. I’m wondering if all this bitching and moaning will even make a difference though… Ratings go UP during violent stories that most online fans hate. Lol. [/quote]

    AGREED, daisychains7! That said, I think they will go up too, but I’m wondering if eventual backlash from what plays out onscreen will be what drops them. The higher they climb, the harder they fall. Especially in this case, I think.

    And thank you katclaws for the compliment! :) Totally agree with what you said in regards to this as well:

    [quote] Mostly I’m sick of the Frons/Guza Vision that has ruined this show for me. [/quote]

    I’ve come to realize that those men live in a big fat bubble. Apparently, we’re not allowed to pop it.

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    JaSamLover

    I don’t have a problem with children being injured/killed on soaps. Unfortunately, kids are tragically killed in hit and runs everyday. THIS particular death just seems pointless to me, though. Jake is a child tied to two legacy families and his paternity is a secret. IDK it just seems odd. And on another level, I’m also kind of annoyed that we had to go through all of the shit that was his conception/birth/paternity for nothing. Like, really? That’s unfair to Liason and JaSam lovers.

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    tamela

    My point is this: If Jake dies, he dies never knowing his father. Frons/guza can put all the people they want in cars, and put them on the road at the same time. They can pit mother against mother and fan against fan. But they will not be able to maintain the staus quo of Mob Inc., and not have viewers want to puke their guts up every day. The execs ARE painting themselves into a bad corner. How could Jake die, Jason listen to Michael’s daily mantra about wanting in on, “the life,” Sam want to bring yet another baby into mob life–and have Jason pull another gun on behalf of Sonny. The ONLY way I would buy it to further vilianize (sp?) Sonny’s character (great actor MB), and redeam Sbu’s.

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    troymcclure

    I hate it but I will watch it to see Steve Burton get to do some actual acting for once. I don’t mean that in a snarky way, I think SB is way underrated and he will most definitely break my heart.

    I will once again say how effin’ STUPID it is to kill of this sweet little boy who is beyond a legacy character. Effin’ show.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    Tamela thats the 69 million dollar question…is this two days of emmy reels for best show and the various actors heavy in this story and then it disappears like apparently michaels rape has or does it impact others. One thing hit me yesterday in that they just brought on basically a second jason morgan in shawn right down to the attraction to Carly. Michael said yesterday why is it good enough for Jason and not for me. Who knows, maybe jason makes some changes. Maybe shawn becomes the enforcer and jason becomes the guy that handles the legal shell companies – which still lets the writers keep him mobbed up while showing him as distancing himself. They still have their action because just like lucky and dante are always involved in mob stuff now and they are COPS, jason could still be involved since franco is still an issue. When theo leaves, it looks like Johnny is looking to step up – certainly there has to be some ramifications from him being the guy that blew up the limo (I think I saw someone mention that was on todays epi??) so either johnny is going bye bye (which leaves his org up for claim to another big bad or johnny is going to make his move and will have some way of staving SaSon off. Jason would never leave sonny unprotected, so he would still have that action, he just wouldnt be involved in decisions. I will keep saying this until this story airs…I am going to wait to bash whats going to happen until it AIRS.

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    RockiDreams

    This really does not impact me at all as a fan of GH. Love the show and will watch it no matter what. I even watched when they had what I consider the suckiest couple alive – Jason and Liz, but that is just me. I am hoping they make it compelling and a decent storyline for all involved in it. Unfortunately this happens in real life every day, every hour to the sorrow of many parents so this happening in a soap is not really a surprise. Hard to comment on something I have not seen yet to see how the writers handle it.

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    Lzssyi

    [quote=Regan Cellura][/quote]The question and the choses are inapproiate. Children do die everyday, and who said it was to distance Liason?I really think whoever asked this queation have a problem. I did not vote for any of this mess because JaSam, or Sam(why you are showing her picture, is crazy. This question and this voting, you want fans to check is hating, nothing but hating. Why would you imply that the Jason, Sam fans wants Jake to died? This is doing nothing but already making a hating group of fans hate more. Who runs Daytime Confidental and why throw out a hateful poll such as this??????

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    EET–yes, thank you! If all this yuck is just for two days, then what’s the point? If the dynamic between Sonny and Jason doesn’t change, then mob stories are kaput. ITA with you about Sean, and love the emerging level-headed buddy thing with Jason. Besides, I don’t see budget for huge gangs of outside bad guys to keep Sonny and Jason on the same side. Bring on the internal drama with a few key players, and have Jason go in a different direction.

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    TheCreamTeam

    I am a LIASON fan all the way… I stopped watching in 2008 with an ever present eye on what was going on in Port Charles. I hoped for something to draw me back. AND THEY DID IT!!! :) with the re-hiring of Rebecca Herbst I was so proud of TIIC I felt a reward was required and POOF they went back on my Tivo list. Then I heard Jake was being killed… not hurt, not dire… (which would be painful enough) but DEAD. I have NO desire to watch that. I don’t want to come back to the show and have my first reintroduction be the death of Jason and Elizabeth son!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Beyond that, Jake and Joss are destine for each other in the future… maybe GH/ABC doesn’t think it has a future? Well, if they keep making choices like this… I’ll have to agree with them #SaveBabyJake

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I am going to keep saying this….because I think its important long term for both the show and the actress. LizFFs that campaigned SAID to tptb you fire becky, we’re gone. TPTB heard you and kept her. Now they are killing off Jake. Once he’s gone, he’s gone and as I understand it, its a done deal at this point since its been filmed – no amount of campaigning is going to change things. I am not saying that was the right storyline choice or the one I would have made if I were writing the show, just that this is the one tptb have gone with. Given that reality – or lets just assume that it goes the way it almost certainly will go for the sake of argument – Liz fans can choose to a. mourn Jake, bemoan guza, but continue to watch in support of becky and her acting or b. mourn jake, demand guza and frons be fired and continue to urge Liz fans to “vote with your remote”. If you do campaign for “vote with your remote” for a decision that once written cant be unwritten (meaning we arent going to see liz wake up to find jake in the bath tub giggling and realize the whole story was just a bad dream) then if I am an exec. I am going to ask say to myself hmmm….we justified keeping becky on salary because she had this huge fan base that was going to watch ONLY for her and that justified her salary (bang for the buck) and yet even after we kept her they arent watching over a decision we cant undo…why then am I keeping her? Do I really want to lose lets say BBa to make up the budget gap and lose his fans who actually ARE watching, further eroding the ratings. Turning off your set in private is one thing because that will be seen as gh fans not liking story, but if execs see that the people active in Beckynation “won” and then they still are waging this “vote” CAMPAIGN, you guys (the ones that keep actively hammering away at this) may just make yourselves so much of a pain in the butt that you end up sending Becky back to the unemployment line. Isnt that the thing you MOST wanted to avoid?? I am just trying to follow the logic here.

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    baycity

    [quote=JaSamLover]…. I’m also kind of annoyed that we had to go through all of the shit that was his conception/birth/paternity for nothing…..[/quote]

    This is my take on the whole thing. I was heavily invested in that whole storyline and to see them simply kill off the catalyst for reasons known only to Bob Guza is beyond frustrating.

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    TheCreamTeam

    I wasn’t watching anyway…. In fact that momentary jump in rating I think was, at least partially, caused by people like me. I was so tickled they rehired Becky I started watching again. To get caught up I look at spoliers only to find my first big story is going to be the death of a child I adore. Not only that, it’s going to feature Jason, Sonny and Carly -SURPRISE- RME. If I thought for one minute the story would focus on Elizabeth and especially Cameron… then MAYBE I would endure it. — life is hard, times are tough, I don’t find escapism in the death of a child. BeckyNation won…. but GH is still loosing. They take one step forward and then three back… I almost feel sorry for them. Maybe if Jake doesn’t die or if they come up with a good story that brings Elizabeth back to the woman her fans love… I might come back in the future. GH needs to use all it’s resource and THINK about how something like this would affect their fans.

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    got2luvmel

    [quote=ecradduck]I don’t like it, but it won’t make me stop watching…Jake is a Webber, Spencer, AND Quartermaine…why they think killing off a character like that is beyond me. I fear the day when those familes don’t even grace our screens anymore, when it’s all Corinthos and friends (or enemies) from the old neighborhood.[/quote]

    THIS!!!

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    EricasEvilTwin

    I am not defending the choice to kill jake or arguing for it, but I dont see why you would anticipate that a story about the death of her son wouldnt at least somewhat focus on Liz. We know that she has scenes with Jason, with Carly and with Lucky and I have heard she also has scenes with maxie. My deeper concern would be that they seem to be rushing things, which wont make for good writing.

    But you didnt answer my question…if BeckyNation ends up calling for a boycott again officially and I am say this because thats what it sounds like is happening here…if i am an employer and I need to make payroll when money is tight and can only afford to keep one of two employees and I have to chose between salesman a. who I pay lets say 100K per year because A. has the worlds biggest rolodex of contacts but none of those people ACTUALLY buy my product and salesman b who I pay lets say 50K per year because while B has only ten names in his rolodex every one of those ten purchase my product, which employee is more valuable – the one that costs less and closes sales or the one that costs twice as much and has a ton of potential sales none of which come to fruition.Isnt the answer obvious?

    If conversely candidate a and candidate b all put their sales orders in a tin drum and I dont know which ones go to which salesman and sales drop, I would probably start by asking myself if my product had become inferior.

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    Marezi

    Ness: Where is the option for it won’t impact me at all because I don’t care? Alan died, Georgie died many have died. The show will go on and I hope for some watchable scenes.

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    truthtakestime2000: shouldn’t there be a voting option that says:

    “It’ll be sad but it will make for some crazy good drama and power performances”.

    Threatening to stop watching because you’re mad about something sad is rather petty. Is it necessary to kill Jake? NO. Is it interesting? YES. We don’t have to like it but it’s not BORING television. It doesn’t matter whether or not you are a JaSam or a Liaison fan.
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    Lzssyi: The question and the choses are inapproiate. Children do die everyday, and who said it was to distance Liason?I really think whoever asked this queation have a problem. I did not vote for any of this mess because JaSam, or Sam(why you are showing her picture, is crazy. This question and this voting, you want fans to check is hating, nothing but hating. Why would you imply that the Jason, Sam fans wants Jake to died? This is doing nothing but already making a hating group of fans hate more. Who runs Daytime Confidental and why throw out a hateful poll such as this??????
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    I agree. I don’t like the answers. Totally bias.

    And why the hell is Sams picture with Jason, Jake and Liz. Why the hell isnt’ Lucky’s picture up there as he is the legal father?

    Sam has nothing to do with the death of that child. Sam told the big headed ding bat to claim his child. This is all about Jason, Liz and Lucky. Same as Aiden is all about Lucky, Liz and Nik, what will they throw the picture of Jason up there for that storyline?

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    shancy

    all these stories at general hospital seem hellbent on destroying soaps. the networks think there is more money with other programing but they are putting themselves out of business. blog theories, make believe stories and yes feuds are far more entertaining and have more loyal readers than the junk they are trying to force feed what actual network fans they still have the fantasy and escapism lives on the internet now not the networks especially afternoon television. sorry, angry at caliber of stories.

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    tamela

    Marezi–I agree with you on that point. Sam has nothing to do with this. Maybe I should clarify what I said about not watching. If the death of Jake counts for naught; If Jason in particular continues soldier behind Sonny, babysit him, raise Michael, and not effect a change, I would lose interest. I’m just one viewer, and one poster with no real voice. But if I could bump Sbu to to the starring role, and to the top in the credits right now, I would. And I would make him finally go legit. No offence to MB.

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    siomonstuart2003

    To kill Jake because Guza don’t like Liason is sick and wrong. Jake have a legacy history with Quartermaines, Corthinos, and Webbers and tiic wants to dismantled it by killing off Jake??? smdh. BJ’s death and Maxie’s heart transplant was one of the most compelling s/l of the history of soaps and to tried to compete with it is just crazy. Children died everyday, sadly matter of fact, but GH is all about death and despair and tragedy almost to the point that I want to drink before watching GH, LOL. How about balancing the canvas and stop playing loose with the characters we know and love. smdh

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    Beth

    Where is the option for it won’t impact me at all because I don’t care? Alan died, Georgie died many have died. The show will go on and I hope for some watchable scenes.

    The question that should be asked is how does sloppy writing that is not cohesive, uncreative story-lines, poor editing and not utilizing vets have on my impact of watching GH. At some point, I wish bloggers and magazines would start dealing with the REAL issues.

    This. Thank you, Ness. Why is this death any more heinous and depressing than Alan’s, or Emily’s, or Georgie’s? What about Michael getting shot and put in a coma? Where was the outrage then?

    I haven’t watched GH in months because the show has become a shell of its former self that’s being run into the ground by lazy showrunners with not the talent or the drive to make this show into what it once was. Why don’t you weigh that idea, before assuming that this particular death, which centers around a non-couple that this site obviously has a bias for, will turn everyone off.

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    jlafferty23

    I’m a JaSam fan and I dont agree with killing Jake off, I really don’t. But I aint gonna stop watching because of it….I have been watching GH for 30 years, and they have done some really STUPID stuff. I am with this show till the bitter end.

    I get that Liason fans feel slapped in the face, but you know what? Every fanbase gets slapped in the face. Even Luke and Laura’s fanbase got a good slap to the face.

    I feel for the Liason fans. But lets face it, if it were Cameron or another child, would the Liason fans care?

    People are more pissed that it’s a Liason baby rather than it being a child.

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    liason4real

    People are more pissed that it’s a Liason baby rather than it being a child.
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    No, I’m more ticked that we just had a bus accident three months ago with no lingering fallout. Michael telling everyone about his rape had fallout for two days and now he’s cured and dating his hooker/stripper/prostitute friend.

    The recent bus accident s/l with Cameron, Morgan, and Molly would have been a good way to have written in an organ transplant story. All three children are critically injured and there is a shortage of organs so who lives and who dies?

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    jlafferty23

    liason4real..

    that would have been an interesting story. Dont get me wrong, I don’t agree with the writers killing Jake either.

    But I hate when Liason fans down play JaSam and their fanbase. I would say Liason and JaSam have an equal fanbase. There is no way to determine that anyways.

    I keep hearing “Oh I blame JaSam for Jake dying” Huh? How about blaming TBTB! They are the ones deciding that they need to kill Jake to make the JaSam baby work, which I dont agree.

    I think Sam can have a baby without killing Jake off.

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    liason4real

    jlafferty23,,,,,I don’t want GH killing off any children, but the bus accident s/l would have been more realistic with Cam, Molly and Morgan being hurt while Alexis, Liz, and Carly all tried to make sure that their children received an organ. We could have had Sonny, Lucky and a recast Ric all battling it out to have their children saved no matter what. Now, that would have been an interesting story and not one that seems like an “agenda” in order to remove Liz/Jake from Jason/Sam being able to have a child.

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    jlafferty23

    liason4real

    I get what your saying…
    But I’m not going to stop watching GH because of this, I have been watching 30 years, I ain’t going to quit now…

    I get why people are saying they want to boycott it. But if it brings good acting, and good story, then why stop watching? Because as a fan you feel like you’ve been slapped in the face? Well damnn if every fanbase that got slapped in the face stopped watching, there would be no more soaps on TV.

    And when I say “you” I dont mean you specially, I just mean in general.

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    liason4real

    One last thing, the bus accident s/l could have shown the legal and not so legal methods used to obtain an organ. A group within the hospital could have been part of an illegal organ trafficking story and could have been discovered by Steven/Robin/Patrick.

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    jillybeanbaby

    I am sorry everyone I love soaps…but honestly I am sick and tired of this crap! Why do the writers have to write such horrific sad and already done storylines?? Can they not write something original for once? I am sure that any one of the million of soap opera fans could write something original so why not the writers?

    I am sick about GH killing Jake off and I said if they did it I would not watch again and I honestly haven’t been watching at all! I have taken it off my DVR and I just don’t care anymore…It seems to me that Soaps are dying off any ways (I MEAN THE DAY SUSAN LUCCI IS OFF AMC THEY WILL ALL BE WASHED UP…SERIOUSLY)and probably because of the horrible same old writing all the time… don’t the writers know that in real life and fake life that not everything has to be SO dramatic to be enjoyable!!!! If I want to see sad horrific things every single day I can turn on the news and watch TV…I would love an amazing love stories and mysteries and to spare a small child’s done again death just because they want to erase a writers bad past choice is simply ridiculous!

    As you can see when reading these heart wrenching comments people are hurting I would have been hurting but I chose to finally take a stand…I have said I would watch before but I had turn my attention to something else that makes me smile and feel good.

    I AM DONE WITH SOAPS FOR CERTAIN THIS TIME AND I JUST HOPE THAT BEFORE THEY ARE ALL GONE THAT THE WRITERS WILL START WRITING GOOD STORIES TO BOOST RATINGS INSTEAD OF DOING THE SAME CRAP OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!

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    mistyblu78

    I am not sure why so many are complaining. Yes it is very sad when children get killed but the story is so ironic and well played. I mean my goodness. Jason gives Jake up at first because Liz asked him to let Lucky be his father so he would be safe and have a family. Then when Jason was dating Liz he still never got to see the kid that often unless it seemed they might get married. But then the Russians kidnap him so Jason again walks away to protect him….only to have him get killed because he wandered out the house at night and got hit by a car. Totally random accident. Liz didn’t know he would just walk out of the house. But Jake wanders out the house at night, into a street that is not well lit, and they mentioned a bunch of potholes all around so the driver, who wouldn’t be expecting a four year old kid to be out in the street isn’t really to blame either. Yes Liz could have made sure the door was locked but Jake was old enough to possibly know how to get out of the house. It is so random and unexpected how Jake died. And I think that is the point of the story. Jason has always tried to control life….but it seems everyday he is learning that life is random and unexpected and even with your best efforts you can’t control the outcomes. I think this is a very sad but soapy story. I am enjoying GH these days… tears and all.

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