With Steve Burton Leaving, How in Port Chuck Will General Hospital Resolve Liason vs. JaSam?!





Arguably the most polarizing and heavily-debated daytime soap opera love triangle of this millennium (Give or take any combo of Sami Brady's 30 pairings on DAYS), has been Liason vs. JaSam on General Hospital. Fans of both pairings have stormed soap magazine polls, message boards and the comments of blogs like this one, to show their unyielding support for either #TeamJaSam or #TeamLiason.

Even bloggers got in on the fun. Yep, I'm biased. Sue me. Get yo' man before he leaves town, Nurse Liz (Rebecca Herbst). Climb those stairs!

Soon fans of Steve Burton's (Jason) enormously popular onscreen pairings with Herbst and Kelly Monaco (Sam) will have to come up with something else to fight over, as the actor and his character are leaving the soap opera.

In the Sept. 10-16 issue of TV Guide, Burton discusses how bad his timing is, considering the pair of broken hearts SuperJase will leave behind. Said Burton:

"There's a whole lot to wrap up quickly,' he admits. 'My timing isn't the greatest, but I can't control that. I gotta live my life." 


 

While Jason leaving Port Charles will definitely be a blow to many a diehard JaSam lover, at least Sam McCall has already embarked on an insanely-hot flirtation with moody cop John McBain (Monaco's Port Charles leading man Michael Easton). Heck, I'm even a McBam shipper, but what about Liz? Her most recent beau, Aussie hunk Dr. Ewen Keenan (Nathin Butler), turned out to be quite the nogoodnik, which netted him a fatal slug to the chest.

Liz's other great love, besides Jason, Lucky Spencer (Jonathan Jackson) is off in Nashville, panting after Hayden Panettiere. Here's hoping Ron C. has an amazing post-Jason love story for my Lizzy Beth, one that is just as scorching as the sultry saga he's started for McBam!

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  1. Profile photo of josser
    josser

    Jason admits his true feelings: he’s been in love with Sonny for years. Because he can’t take his unrequited love for Sonny, he must leave town.

    End.

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    No Daisy

    Jason leaving town will not effect my level of Sam hate. I hated the character long before she started sniffing around Jason. They glossed over why with their explanation of the dead mans hand this week. I say bring on Natalie and start the fun. I’ve been waiting for that showdown since John showed up in that church. I only hope she brings her shotgun.

    I don’t have high hopes for an Elizabeth-centric story. She will probably waste away in the background until JJ frees up for a day to usher her off screen. Bleck. What do I hope for Elizabeth in a man? Not a cop, not a lawyer, not a doctor, not a dealer. Hmm. That doesn’t leave me much to work with. I could actually see Elizabeth in a relationship with a blue collar type, but they don’t have those in PC. Maybe a nice engineer who is brought in to redesign the PC water system? This sucks, I can’t even come up with a good made up story for Liz. If the show can’t do better, I say let her leave with Jason on a quest to find their very alive son Jake.

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    GHFan777

    Liason is what brought me back to being a faithful viewer of GH, after a self imposed sabbatical from soaps…. few years back…I truly loved the chemistry of this couple. Now I am left to wonder if there is anything left for me to love on GH, with so many of my favorites now gone. Jason, Jake, Alan, Robin, Jax, Lucky, Nikolas, Emily, Ric & Georgie. I know soap characters come and go…but we have lost so many that I really loved, I am now left with ones, I only sort of liked LOL.

    I still have my Lizzie, Patrick and Maxie, now that KS is back, but I think her coming back may end up to be a mixed blessing. I have a feeling after today they are going to stick her back in Spixie…yuck. They ruined Johnny for me by putting him with Carly…I do love Anna…but there again she is with Luke who I can’t stand….

    I need a couple to root for…Is it possible for GH to give us one? I really hope so.

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    liason4real

    A story for Liz? It’s time for the man that raped Liz to be released from prison. What about the list of stolen organs that Steve gave to Johnny? Liz could accidentally stumble upon a copy of the list and decides to investigate which leads to Jake being alive.

    Liz needs a hot and sexy new man! RC should have never killed off Ewen, because the guy was smoking hot!

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    maxsmom

    [quote=GHFan777]Liason is what brought me back to being a faithful viewer of GH, after a self imposed sabbatical from soaps…. few years back…I truly loved the chemistry of this couple. Now I am left to wonder if there is anything left for me to love on GH, with so many of my favorites now gone. Jason, Jake, Alan, Robin, Jax, Lucky, Nikolas, Emily, Ric & Georgie. I know soap characters come and go…but we have lost so many that I really loved, I am now left with ones, I only sort of liked LOL.

    I still have my Lizzie, Patrick and Maxie, now that KS is back, but I think her coming back may end up to be a mixed blessing. I have a feeling after today they are going to stick her back in Spixie…yuck. They ruined Johnny for me by putting him with Carly…I do love Anna…but there again she is with Luke who I can’t stand….

    I need a couple to root for…Is it possible for GH to give us one? I really hope so.[/quote]
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    :) another great post, just so you know, that odd sensation is me cyber hugging you right now :)

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    engradypind

    While I think Spinelli is too good for Maxie, and should be intelligent enough to see what a nincompoop she is, Maxie needs Spinelli to keep her alive. I don’t remember another character on the show with the propensity for wrong decision that Maxie Jones has demonstrated time and time again.

    I wouldn’t worry about Lizzie; she will come out all right. I have always liked Liz with Jason. The two actors sparkle when they are in scenes together. I can’t say that about Burton with Monaco. I can’t say that about Monaco with anybody. She is something of a big, deep pot hole for me. Maybe they should pair her with Johnny Z.

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    rebalove7

    today’s episode is what it should have been like for Jason & Sam. Total happiness with their loved ones around.

    All i can say about Liason vs Jasam is thank goodness I am a Jasam fan, because we got almost 10 years of happiness. yes, i am not including that damn summer, in my mind, it never happened :)

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    RockiDreams

    Jason and Liz have about as much chemistry as a wet f**t. She is constantly mooning over someone she can’t have, crying, begging – enough already. Put her with someone that just might make her smile for a change. I have always pictured her with Patrick. More her speed.

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    blackjack21

    liz has had plenty of opportunities to make it work with jason, lucky, and nik, but she never has. i’ve looked for the chemistry w/ jason and can’t see it. she had lucky and ditched him – repeatedly. i even liked her with nik – and she didn’t stick with that either.

    jason got caught up in a relationship with liz based on friendship, drunken comfort, and a cute little boy – who by the way i wouldn’t mind still being alive.

    however, jason has chosen sam over and over even when he was ticked at her. no matter how they end story with SBU, my personal fanfick will have sam and jason together forever.

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    lizluvr

    I’ll always be a Liason fan but I don’t want them together anymore. I am happy with watching old clips and remember the good times. I liked Jasam also but I like McBam (is that the name?) way more. Let Jason go off alone or something. I want a new doctor or an artist to come along to mix it up with Liz. I think she deserves some good and happy lovin’ for a bit.

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    BornSoapStar

    The hope for a Jason and Elizabeth reunion and Jake being found alive are the only reasons I tuned back into GH when Ron and Frank took the reins from the prior morons-in-charge. No soap pairing has more onscreen chemistry than Steve Burton and Rebecca Herbst. May Brian Frons one day rot in hell for the time that was lost. My only hope now is that Frank and Ron go BIG and give the Liason fans at least some of what we’ve waited for before Steve Burton leaves. I would love to see him do another project with Rebecca Herbst outside of GH. I wish him all the best and look forward to watching him in other projects…but he’s right…HIS TIMING SUCKS!

    As for the rest of GH…not many characters left that I care to watch- so many great ones gone…and I agree with the previous poster that pointed out that the show is sorely lacking in rootable couples.

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    JASAMMABBY

    I am a lover of Jasam for sure. Just watching them together has always made me love this show. That being said I also love RH.. I hope to see her in a brand new story- I would prefer Patrick, Nic or Jax. However if it is someone new I would like to see her with an artist or musician.. I was on some random site and was surprised by how many posters were saying when SB leaves they are done with the show. It did not seemed like a lot of them cared for just RH being there- I thought it was odd that these viewers would only tune in just for Liason. With SB leaving my Jasam heart breaks but I am a Kemo FF- so I will love watching her new story.. I think if you are only watching for one couple you will be displeased most of the time..

    Here is hoping for some fresh new stories for these ladies…

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    shirls429

    :(( Wow,as a big fan of GH’s Steve Burton it is really hard for me to wrap my head around his leaving,what a sad day that will be. We fans will never forget,and want to thank Steve(Jason) for years of great performances and letting him know how much we love him,and hopefully one day he may return.

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    dellster

    It’s really sad that Steve is choosing now to leave. It seems as if Liason fans were just on the verge of finally, FINALLY getting the love story we’ve been waiting 13 years for. But I can’t begrudge him for wanting to spend time with his family. Now if he goes to Y & R all bets are off. LOL.

    As far as how he’s written off, I hope in the time left he and Liz get lots of good schmoopy moments and then they get some hint that Jake is alive and he goes off to find him. Then we can see her holding down the fort at home, maybe being pursued by a couple of hot guys, and then once Steve’s had a chance to get his family settled in TN he can come back on a limited basis and film every once in a while.

    And in my Polly-Anna heart Steve comes back for the 50th Anniversary and he and Liz have a wonderful tender, heartfelt wedding and right before he sweeps his family away to go live Happily Ever After in Italy. Then Steve can go work on his outside projects and Becky can go work in prime time.

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    liason4real

    When SBu left the first two times (2000 and 2001) the show was balanced, and I had other things to enjoy besides Liason and Liz. Liz has not had a serious pairing in years and I’m getting tired of it. I liked Liz/Matt, Liz/Ewen and Liz/Jason, but that has all fizzled out with JC contract not being renewed, NBs character being killed off, and SBu leaving the show. Liz needs a fun and sexy romance. I kind of doubt that GH will be on longer than 2013, but until then I shall enjoy the show.

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    EricasEvilTwin

    If Jason tells liz she has alway had a place in his heart and always will, Im fine with that because it would be the truth, as friends, but if the writing spits on the YEARS that jason and sam have been together and repays the loyalty the jasam fans have shown the show by ending him with liz or going to look for jake while danny is still missing, I have to say it will leave a sour taste in my mouth. I would continue to watch, the same way i did when the writers destroyed anna and robert but I wouldnt have the same affection for the show Ive had all these years (it was hard to keep watching when FH left the show back in the day because of the character assassination.)

    Liz should be paired with patrick. if the show ends, they could have robin come back and liz end with lucky. If the show doesnt end, they could play the triangle for a bit and then spin liz on to someone new at that juncture. Since I want to see maxie with johnny, maybe liz could hook up with spinelli and mourn stone cold together.

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    Kazy24

    I’m all about Jason coming back when the show is going to go off the air permanently and to have a happy loving reunion with Liz, get married,and ride off into the sunset together (after finding Jake alive). Until that time let’s get a good man for Liz! Not Lucky. I can’t take those two as a couple either. If Carly is going to stay with Johnny (hate that pairing as well) set up Liz and Jax. I like the idea of Liz/Patrick but I hate thinking about the way she would be portrayed once Robin popped back in. Or bring someone new. I am just going to desperately miss my beautiful liason. If only they were given a proper chance to be together! All of that history and they were never given a real chance!

    I hope that McBam will happen. I will more than likely never be a fan of sam, but at least with McBain I can tolerate watching her scenes.

    And of course I can’t stand jasam. They put me to sleep with their so called passion. If I were to grade their couple chemistry I would have to go with an F-. It’s just not there for me. Perhaps Sam will get a clean break from him and be able to move onto McBain.

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    Cyberologist

    Steve Burton was a Jason Morgan recast so I’m hoping the role of Jason Morgan will be recast again… the show must go on. However I wanted Elizabeth to kick Jason in the ass tell him to get the bleep out of her face. He was a douchebag Dad and the writers made her the heavy so Jason could look good…if they do go with Liason write them as fair as they did JaSam…make it a “balanced triangle” it never was…Liason never got the writing and were written to fail.

    As for Lucky No No No if she takes him back I’ll turn off GH for good. First off the wrote her horribly when JJ’s Lucky came back they trashed their fans of over a decade.. not that I’m entitled as some shippers tend to be but we waited patiently and got a lousy story with “no” payoff. Not that I expect to get one as many fans do but they “purposely” trashed them….Again.

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