So now there’s talk of John McBain becoming the new Jason. The three stars of OLTL will be back as new characters. Please let them be new characters and do not try to make McBain into Jason!
Jason hasn’t been gone very long and he is still loved and missed. McBain hasn’t been gone very long and he is also loved and missed. But it’s just wrong to have him play Jason. Let Jason remain
dead, or whatever he is for now- do not try to replace him with McBain. McBain deserves his own new character. Maybe the wanna-be vampire could come back rehabilitated. Some of us didn’t care for the vampire storyline but McBain did make a good vampire. We just can’t see him as Jason.
We’re happy to see Alderson and Howarth return also as they fit in well with the General Hospital family. They should develop their own characters too, not takeover anyone else ‘s. If Robin decided she wasn’t coming back, why not Starr play her? Or Howarth play Alan Quartermain? The whole idea is so absurd. Lulu is being replaced and we hate to see this happen but people move on. Could Starr be Lulu? I think not!
These three stars are going to have a hard time making us believe they are different people but I’m sure they and the writers are up to it. It will be interesting watching the new characters from OLTL interact with the people of Port Charles who will surely remember them. McBain coming back as Jason – I would only think “Huh?”
Maxie being replaced while she was sick made many Maxie fans unhappy. However many of us accepted her replacement without a lot of fuss as she took the character of Maxie on while imparting some of herself into the character. So does this mean we think McBain could not do the same thing with Jason? Maybe in time but we weren’t asked to believe Maxie dead as in the matter of Jason sinking in the harbor. Easton doesn’t have a choice upon his return, but it is doing him a huge disservice to put him into the role of Jason. In the soap opera world it is possible for Jason to return. It has happened many times before with not only the character of Jason. What becomes of McBain if Jason miraculously returns from the dead?
Another scenario: McBain as Monica’s son? As AJ’s brother? I can’t see this. I don’t want to see this!