As all “General Hospital” Fans know, when Steve gave his reasons for not renewing his contract with the show, to continue playing the role of long loved and lusted over, Jason Morgan, he said it was to leave the SOAP world and Los Angeles, to live on a ranch in Tennessee with His family.
Now comes word, only a month or so after We last saw Jason on screen, that this just is not the case. In fact, Has Steve not only been less then honest about his future plans, and true reasons for leaving the SOAP that made him so famous, it has been reported by several sources that He has signed a contract with the”Young and the Restless” to play a major role. Ironically, “Y&R” is another SOAP which is also filmed in Los Angeles, and not even close to Tennessee. Naturally this new revelation has been met with confusion, heartache, and even anger by all those Fans of Steve and his character of 21 years, Jason!
Now all us Fans of “General Hospital” are left to wonder, will the role of Jason now be recast with a different Actor or will Jason be left in his present state of limbo, or just be killed off once and for all? I for one, think for the sake of storyline dictations, that there needs to be some resolution and soon! I mean this leaves so many of the other characters across Port Charles without any closure whatsoever.
The problem with a character like Jason, who has been front and center in the lives and storylines of so many other characters on “GH” for two decades just left M.I.A. is that these other characters DO need some type of resolution even if that does mean killing off Jason, to give the others that needed closure, and freedom to move on. First and foremost being Monica Quartermaine, Jason’s Mother. Granted, Monica is not Jason’s biological Mother, since She did adopt Jason at a very young age, but that does not in anyway make her any less his Mother. Then there is Jason’s wife, Sam, who refuses to give up hope that Jason will return to her and their son Daniel Edward. Not to mention those who have been so close to Jason like his best friend Carly, his Nephew Michael, who thinks of Jason as more than an Uncle, since he did play a major role in Michael’s life since birth. Then there is Jason’s business associate, Sonny Corinthos, and so many more that love Jason, like Elizabeth Webber, Spinelli and Robin Scorpio.
Now that leaves the Fans, who have supported both Steve and his “GH” alter ego, Jason for so many years. What are we supposed to think now? Those of us who were sad to see Steve depart “General Hospital,” but understood his desire to retire from the business and spend that much needed time with his family away from Hollywood. Now that we learn that his “excuses” for leaving are most likely not true, where does that leave us??? Now, I am sure that I am not the only one feeling blindsided or even lied to, so I would like to know what the rest of you “GH” Fans are thinking and feeling about this new development? Please feel free to leave any and all thoughts and comments.