Is it Time For General Hospital to Recast Jason Morgan? (POLL)



Since the presumed demise of Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) on the Port Charles docks, the Quartermaine heir-turned-mob enforcer’s ghostly memory has haunted General Hospital. Now Jason's twin brother Franco (Roger Howarth) supposedly believes he's the black T-shirted one, due to a brain tumor. 

Is it enough to have FrankenJason roaming around Port Charles with a peroxide mop on his head, or is it time for General Hospital to recast the real Stone Cold?

Should General Hospital recast Jason Morgan?


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No doubt some Y&R fans are voting for the third option. Smile

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I hate to say this, but I would've been content with a Jason recast even before Steve Burton left. His performance on Y&R is not helping his case in anyway!!!

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There should be a 4th option in this poll to be fair:

No. There should not be a recast and RH should not be FrankenJason. Steve Burton can stay on Y&R.

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None of the above. 1) The GH canvas is more balanced without Jason. 2) Roger Howarth deserves better than this hybrid-character. 3) Steve Burton needs to stay gone.

I could not vote...

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Patchworks wrote:
None of the above. 1) The GH canvas is more balanced without Jason. 2) Roger Howarth deserves better than this hybrid-character. 3) Steve Burton needs to stay gone.

I could not vote...

WORD. NONE OF THE ABOVE INDEED

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No offense Luke, but you left out a 4th choice. Those choices above kind of bait us into accepting we need some varied Jason Morgan at all.

We don't need the character on canvas, should be some kind of option. I would prefer not see Burton back at GH -ever. I'm burnt out on Sonny, Carly and any variation of Jason. Most people are. A few months away Isn't enough to undo a decade of awful.

While I'm a huge fan of RoHo, I don't like FrankenTodd, FrankenJason, FrankenFranco... whatever he is to be honest. I think GH did a bad job rewriting these 3 OLTL stars into new roles. I liked them as the characters they were, but was willing to work with the issues faced. The end result isn't cutting it. I wish it did, I want GH to succeed.

I'd like to see GH use the talent they have to do greater things. With the vets we have at the disposal of the show, they could be utilized better.

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DisillusionedGHfan wrote:
No offense Luke, but you left out a 4th choice. Those choices above kind of bait us into accepting we need some varied Jason Morgan at all. We don't need the character on canvas, should be some kind of option. I would prefer not see Burton back at GH -ever. I'm burnt out on Sonny, Carly and any variation of Jason. Most people are. A few months away Isn't enough to undo a decade of awful. While I'm a huge fan of RoHo, I don't like FrankenTodd, FrankenJason, FrankenFranco... whatever he is to be honest. I think GH did a bad job rewriting these 3 OLTL stars into new roles. I liked them as the characters they were, but was willing to work with the issues faced. The end result isn't cutting it. I wish it did, I want GH to succeed. I'd like to see GH use the talent they have to do greater things. With the vets we have at the disposal of the show, they could be utilized better.

FRANKENCO-SIGN

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I picked Option #3!!! Please, please, please take Steve B's over-tanned bod and constipated face back to General Hospital!!!

This Y&R fan has had enough of his lame "acting" to last a lifetime.

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I would wish Steve Burton could come back, but if not. How about Thad Luckinbill (EX. JT Hellstrom on Y&R) as a temporary recast?

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How about LET JASON STAY DEAD?

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DisillusionedGHfan wrote:
No offense Luke, but you left out a 4th choice. Those choices above kind of bait us into accepting we need some varied Jason Morgan at all.

We don't need the character on canvas, should be some kind of option. I would prefer not see Burton back at GH -ever. I'm burnt out on Sonny, Carly and any variation of Jason. Most people are. A few months away Isn't enough to undo a decade of awful.

While I'm a huge fan of RoHo, I don't like FrankenTodd, FrankenJason, FrankenFranco... whatever he is to be honest. I think GH did a bad job rewriting these 3 OLTL stars into new roles. I liked them as the characters they were, but was willing to work with the issues faced. The end result isn't cutting it. I wish it did, I want GH to succeed.

I'd like to see GH use the talent they have to do greater things. With the vets we have at the disposal of the show, they could be utilized better.

I agree with you all the way around it.

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UGH! Today's episode totally sucked! We do not need Jason back. IMO Steve Burton was not a good actor on the show and he is not delivering on Y&R either. The character of Jason is not needed on the show.....in fact, I ff through all of his scenes when he was on there. I've only been watching GH since GL went off the air, but was so happy when he left the show.

I like RH as Franco and Ron/Frank should have left it that way and went on with the Ava Jerome/Franco storyline vs what Shit was on my screen today. Instead of soapy drama they chose campy shit that was difficult to sit through. In fact, I'm done. I will not watch GH tomorrow and that is really sad because I love LW and MW, NLG and want to see the crazy end of Connie/Kate (as much as I think they should have kept her.)

If a show upsets you to the point that you take a Valium because of it...you know its just better to move on. I'm sticking with DAYS and will probably now include B&B instead of GH. Bad bad BAD....that's all I can say about this storyline. Is it too much to ask for the powers that be behind the show to fucking think when they put this together? Do they actually like this story? The Tale of Two Todds on OLTL was excellent.....this Jason shit is just.....SHIT!

just my 2 cents.

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That picture. LOL! I gotta admit, I'm open to the idea of a recast. Without Sbu in the role,who didn't want to play a boring nice guy, they could take the character in a different direction--especially now that AJ is back. Maybe Jason could even get his personality back.

Steven Burton is happy at Y&R, so let him stay there.

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He won't come back to GH. His EGO won't let him.
Don't really miss him. Time to move on.

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GH doesn't need his character at all!

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ok honestly...here is my opinion...

While this whole FrankenJason SL is interesting. GH has done ok without Steve Burton and Steve seems to be Happy on Y&R.

Though If they decided to bring Steve Burton back...Then Make it that Roger Howarth really is Jason, and Brign Steve back as Franco. Or Bring Steve back as a different character entirely.

But truthfully I'm quite interested in seeing where this Frankenjason story is going.

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Option #4. As a diehard Liason fan, what drew me to the couple was the chemistry between Becky Herbst and Steve Burton.

SBu is happy at Y&R, so let Jason Morgan stay dead. TPTB need to write for the vets on screen and just let Jason stay dead. Liz and Sam both need to move on.

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Why is the option add a new comment not listed on this thread? I would really like Steve to return to his roots and come back to gh.

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I want Jason Quartermaine to come back

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Patchworks wrote:
None of the above. 1) The GH canvas is more balanced without Jason. 2) Roger Howarth deserves better than this hybrid-character. 3) Steve Burton needs to stay gone.

curacaoman wrote:
I could not vote...
WORD. NONE OF THE ABOVE INDEED

This one has my vote: NONE OF THE ABOVE, please!

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I love Steve, but he didnt want to be there anymore and wanted to be on Y&R so later for him. I agree with Sly - John Paul Lavoisier (looked up the spelling of his last name cause I didnt know) who was Rex Balsam on OLTL. He was really good, handsome and loveable. Id like to see him in action with Sam. As far as Steve goes, he is where he wants to be apparently. I really miss him but I like the character Jason, I would go for a re-cast.

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NONE of the above for this soon-to-be former viewer.

The mere fact that Jason is now suddenly mentioned all over the place is baffling. If he was really this big of a character, why was there no on screen memorial service for him then??? THEN is when fans cried out for the lack of Jason mentions. And you're doing it NOW? Hello, word to the wise, Steve Burton is NEVER coming back to GH. So you can just forget about it, Cartini. And why on earth would they even want that??? I thought the whole point of SB leaving was that he felt they weren't going to give him the presence he wanted anymore. Why should that have changed? I really hope the rumours about Cartini thinking that SB would just simply "return" after a few months abscence are just rumours. They can't possibly think and/or *want* him back?! When they have miraculously succeeded in getting back GH LEGENDS, such as Lynn Herring, Genie Francis, Tristan Rogers, Finola Hughes, etc. etc.

And then add to all this Jason worship the Whatever-character RoHo is supposedly playing. It is so disinteresting to me, that I don't even want to read about it anywhere. I can't even look at that picture of RoHo. I'm so thoroughly disgusted.

GH is sinking into a mudhole, and more and more I'm not sure I'm interested in going down with it anymore. Even with the new girl, who will probably be revealed to be Anna Donely later on, doesn't excite me, knowing that she too will be a part of the insipid Kaka/Borgan mess. And now with rumors (some that have been recanted, though) about all the people leaving who should STAY doesn't excite me at all.

And then we have RC giving out statements like "It's because of KT that Britt has become a character that people love to hate". These kinds of assumptions just make me worry about how out of touch he must be with the audience. I don't "love to HATE" Britt, I just simply LOVE her. Yes, not everyone does and that's fine. But realize this - people do not LOVE Sabrina just because the show is force-feeding her upon us. And no matter how much they try to convince that she and Patrick are a wonderful pairing, Sorry. It just ain't gonna work. Sabrina is a child bride.

As far as the "Three" go, it's really a shame, because I didn't mind them when they transferred to GH as their OLTL characters. Then it felt natural, like they glued in and found their own place on GH. This isn't the case with these new characters. They are either horribly recast, like RH, or conjured up from thin air to amount to nothing, such as Silas.

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Patchworks wrote:
None of the above. 1) The GH canvas is more balanced without Jason. 2) Roger Howarth deserves better than this hybrid-character. 3) Steve Burton needs to stay gone.

Couldn't agree more....NO Steve Burton (sorry,Y&R viewers)...no more Jason or Frankenjason...Franco is bad enough. (What was Carlivati thinking??!)

And please, for the love of the soap gods....NO to JPL/Rex new, recast or otherwise on GH. E V E R.

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Please take single expression Stevie back ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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The Jason obsession is tired. The character isn't necessary.

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Lawd. I had enough of JPL's facial ticks and mugging on OLTL, so do not bring the actor over to GH! Sick

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Dear lord, you know all those FOR Burton votes are Y&R fans trying to pawn that blond buffoon back on us! I'd slap each of you for doing it, but I feel your pain! Burton cannot act from the eyebrows down and we all know it.

Seriously, the idea of him, the suggestion of him, just stick a dagger in my ticker and end me! As unfortunate as things are on GH right now, they are still better than they were, just nowhere close to where it SHOULD be!

We know Cartini CAN do this, I just don't get why we aren't.

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No need for Jason! Keep him off the canvas! Dang, if Brad Bell has successfully moved forward without Ridge, Stephanie...and now Taylor, Stephie...GH can let Jason STAY SUNK at the bottom of the river! And don't bring him back like his cousin Jason Vorhees!

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How about a fourth option like let Jason stay dead...

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Such a twisted topic at this point. I still have a smidge of affection for Burton; he will forever be one half of Jason/Robin, which (until Guza butchered it), was definitely in my Top 5 couples of all time for GH. I also enjoyed Liason at times. But I do agree that Burton probably should not return. Mostly, because having to watch Jason/Sam's lame relationship and listen to that torturous theme song of theirs ("Baby!" - UGH) would really suck.

My deepest fear is that Guza will have RoHo on double duty, since they are twins. He loves to rewrite any history he can get his hands on - so why not make them identical twins?

The ironic truth is that RoHo would SUCK as Jason. He is incapable of portraying a stoic character. He plays "goofball" no matter what they give him. As FrankenJason, he can still have some of Franco's Howardisms while also attempting to spoof Burton.

Which is why - in a strange way - I like the choice to have Franco turn into Jason. It's sort of forcing Howarth to simmer the hell the down for awhile. I know he is a popular actor, but next to Bradford Anderson, I find him the most annoying on all of daytime. When either of them start speaking (despite their talent), I just start fast-forwarding or saying out loud, "Shut up shut up shut up shut up..."

Oddly, I'm enjoying this twist. It's clearly RC's way of allowing the canvas to accept Franco and lead toward Franco/Carly (GROSS). But I'm just happy to watch Howarth not be as obnoxious as usual. And it's one of those stories that involves the entire canvas and changes things up for awhile.

As long as AJ is on canvas - Jason really isn't needed. Besides, if he saw Carly and Franco together, or Michael this-close with Pappa AJ, or for heaven's sake, Elizabeth dating AJ (!!!), his head would explode and he'd die all over again.

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NO! Come back for what?

I don't trust this regime to write for Jason Morgan they can't even get AJ right.

Most vets just serve as proppers for the Pet3 and newbies, Patrick/Elizabeth stuck with Sobby now nearly a year then they plop her with newbie #2 in yet "another" triangle where she may or may not get the writing to go toe to toe. Michael stuck to Starr then KiKi.

Patrick can't shake Sabrina enough to get another storyline outside of her, Sam is another trooper going through ME's four characters...these vets can rarely/barely have scenes without them scene sitting..the rarity of when they don't they're "usually" dialoging about them with other characters.

The vets should be up front/center driving story; instead its the other way around...they're standing around kissing the asses of three characters whose actors are refugees from a cancelled out show in story. Its beyond obsession now, its just down right weird and its killing the show.

...I don't think Steve Burton is on their list of proper pets and that's not a good thing. I don't blame him as a 20 year vet "use to getting his way why" would I come "back" ...its easy to see a whole new show is being built on the bones of GH and vets aren't important to this vision so unless its about a buck, he'd be insane to return.

Besides that unproven theory, re: this raging hubris, its rumored he wanted benies and GH just wouldn't give it to him...eg his relocating his family to Tennessee he wanted down time for that, able to commute...I know if I find job with better incentives I'd bounce...this is a "job" for these actors.

I've watched soaps for well over thirty years I do not believe characters e.g. Jason, Victor Newman, Sonny Corinthos, "have to be on the canvas" this is fiction you create what you want to happen with good stories, that's the draw for me.

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Okay then, let's just leave SB and JPL where they are.

I think Roger is a great actor. The GH writers can really turn this Jason/Franco story around. Hang in there everybody. GH has been on for 50 years and believe me, they have had some really bad stories but they have had some fantastic stories. So hang in there. Jason on not, GH will continue to rock on.

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Sly wrote:
I never watched OLTL but there was a guy on there that can play Jason if he bulks up. I think his name is John-Paul???

BITE YOUR TONGUE and step away from the keyboard! I don't EVER -- and i repeat EVER -- want to see JPL on my screen again as long as i live. The campy quotient will be 1,000 fold if JPL ever gets within 1,000 yards of Port Charles!

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Yoryla wrote:
NONE of the above for this soon-to-be former viewer. GH is sinking into a mudhole, and more and more I'm not sure I'm interested in going down with it anymore. Even with the new girl, who will probably be revealed to be Anna Donely later on, doesn't excite me, knowing that she too will be a part of the insipid Kaka/Borgan mess. And now with rumors (some that have been recanted, though) about all the people leaving who should STAY doesn't excite me at all.

Yoryla, you are hitting your stride girl! (Guy/girl/whatever lol) I LOVE THIS POST! ANOTHER new character? Are you shitting me?

DOOL rocked again last week, every single day, and i can't believe it! GO DOOL!

Cyberologist wrote:
I've watched soaps for well over thirty years I do not believe characters e.g. Jason, Victor Newman, Sonny Corinthos, "have to be on the canvas" this is fiction you create what you want to happen with good stories, that's the draw for me.

EXACTLY! And as i said before, GL FLOURISHED with Kim Zimmer off the show. Yes, La Zimmer still rocked and always will, but GL was on FIYAH when she was off for 5 years. ALL of these shows can survive w/out overly propped-up characters. Now speaking of, one could argue that a show DOES need a Viki Buchanan or Katherine Chancellor on the canvas. Those characters were intrinsic to the identity of the show, and that point could be argued.

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There were very few times that I enjoyed JPL's Rex. Early on he was paired with a blonde who died. I do not remember the character's name but he didn't suck. I also liked his relationship with Bo but I loved Bo so that is what it is. No JPL!!

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IOWA, Thanks, hon!!!

The new girl's rumored to be Anna Donely, daughter of Sean and Tiffany Donely. God knows what other newbsters are a-comin, at least this one has ties to the canvas!

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I think the ur link is all html coding?

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Its time get all these new people off my Gh, they don't belong.

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he is unrecastable.

why isn't there a poll to recast Tracy or Luke then??!!!

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So I was vote 1060 for option 3, which means the other 1059 are also YR fans. Evil

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IOWAHAWKEYE wrote:
I think the ur link is all html coding?

I saw. Shit!

I kept trying all the options to make it into a gif on this message, like The Moustache always has, but did not succeed.

It was Nicole giving Kristen air-kisses! Laughing out loud

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First of all, this is not your site and I have the right to voice my opinion. So, I will not "step away from the keyboard". That was very rude of you.

Anyway, GH fans, we have seen a lot of good and bad with this show through the years. Let's continue to show our support and encouragement to the writers and the actors so we can have another 50 years of GH.

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SLY - I guess I have to step away from the keyboard also. I agree with you. I am almost sure IOWA even has stopped watching the show but keeps up with it here. He/she should step away. if its not good enough to watch why all the hostility. Just forget about the show. pfft

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Hey, you can both go whole hog for JPL as much as you want, but that mugging cheeseball can stay off-screen whereever he is, IMO. We will never ever need another Lanview resident in Port Charles as far as i'm concerned. That's why we're in the big mess we are now, besides Ron's affection for non-stop camp. Heck, we saw better acting from Crystal Hunt and Stripper Amanda than we EVER got from JPL, who's actually Polish IRL, Ilene Kristen jokingly mentioned to me one day when we chatted on the street, LOL! (Actually the area of NYC where i work i've ran into the actress who plays Dani, Ron C. (we talked about Florencia and other stuff), AND Ilene, plus saw RoHo on his bike in the park hanging out talking w/a few others. This was all w/in 2 years!)

Yoryla, sorry i couldn't see that gif, please keep trying! Smile

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Obviously, there's some miscommunication going on here. I never saw JPL act a day in my life. I think what I said was misunderstood. I saw jpl in person many time at Super Soap Weekend and some of the girls there said that he could play Jason if he bulked up. That's all that I was saying. From some of the feed back, it's very clear his acting pretty much sucks.

Gio, thanks, from one GH fan to another Smile

IOWA what the heck is whole hog? Did you just insult me? LOL Smile

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GH is looking good today.

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No hogs here! Yeah, JPL rocked his boxer briefs but his acting sucked donkey balls! But love all the feedback and suggestions, sorry if i came on a bit too strong! Puzzled

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Everything's cool. Let's move on. Love

Does any one know what C077X means? Was it ever revealed on the show? If so, I missed it.

Please reply, if you know.

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JamieQuartermaine wrote:
Though If they decided to bring Steve Burton back...Then Make it that Roger Howarth really is Jason, and Brign Steve back as Franco. Or Bring Steve back as a different character entirely.

I agree with you; this is a crazy idea that I think can work but; bitter online fans would have massive coronaries. I like Jason, SB did a good job but GH has so many characters that there is no room for him now; with or without Franco. I believe given more time people will warm up to Franco including the haters, I love having RH on my screen especially since OLTL has been shelved; if I can't have Todd; I'll take Franco, his chemistry with LW is on point; we saw that when he was Todd/Carly combo, so just like Sam/Silas took a minute getting used to the magic is back and Sam/Silas fit. I think just before RH had to leave and take Todd with him; I was on the edge of my seat with Todd/Carly pairing. Now slowly but surely the Franco/Carly pairing is moving forward and it will work once we get past all the Franco semantics.