Oh boy, I suspect that a whole bunch of General Hospital fans nearly lost their minds yesterday when a photograph of Jason Morgan was purposely shown on camera. Any longtime soap viewer knows that these things don’t happen on accident and that reminding viewers of the character portrayed by Steve Burton was a purposeful move, one intended to make people like me speculate about what is going on. I’m seeing two possible scenarios here so roll with me for a minute and then tell me what you think is happening.
First off, the powers-that-be are ready to bring Jason back to the GH canvas or else they wouldn’t want you actively thinking about him right now. The timing is perfect because Kimberly McCullough is about to exit and it seems that the only thing that can possibly tear her away from her family would be her 20 bond to Jason, right? So something huge is brewing and we have heard rumors about GH recasting Jason, perhaps with Michael Muhney who certainly would do well in Port Charles. But why show viewers a photo of Steve only to insist that fans immediately accept a recast? That doesn’t make much sense because in truth Jason has been off the canvas to make viewers forget about Steve’s portrayal. They aren’t about to flash him onscreen now, unless perhaps he is on his way back.
Think about it. He has pretty much completed a full year at The Young and the Restless right and the working environment over there is a hot mess at best. No one trusts anyone, the fans are dropping off and the backlash is heard loud and clear everywhere. Just because he followed Jill Farren Phelps there doesn’t mean he’s willing to stay in such a hostile environment- especially when he did love GH and the character of Jason! Plus if the fans boycott and Y&R’s ratings dive then the advertising will disappear and no one’s job is secure and let’s not forget that Steve and his wife are expecting a third child. He needs stability and a peaceful work environment and neither of those things are a sure bet any more at Y&R.
Perhaps Steve will really be returning to the role of Jason and GH producers will hit the jackpot and have him bring Muhney with him as a new sidekick of sorts. Can you even imagine the fan reaction? GH would truly be sitting high atop the Neilsen ratings then, right? Is Steve about to come home to GH? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!