General Hospital (GH) spoilers tease that the Jason (Billy Miller) saga is still unfolding. As of right now breaking news is that Billy Miller is not renewing his GH contract and is exiting Port Charles while Steve Burton is back to stay. There’s been plenty of info to wade through since the news broke about Steve Burton’s return. GH fans know that Burton portrayed Jason before Billy Miller took over. Naturally, everyone’s been wondering what Burton’s comeback means for Miller.
It looks like those who prefer Miller’s version may end up disappointed. According to Jamey Giddens of Daytime Confidential, Burton’s return won’t be short-term. General Hospital apparently wanted to lock him down for quite a while. Burton is a popular actor and he can undoubtedly draw some viewers.
Of course, Miller is popular as well. Many people will be upset if General Hospital acts like Miller’s version isn’t the real Jason. No one has shared any upcoming storyline details yet, but we can’t have two Jasons walking around indefinitely. General Hospital reports say it appears Billy Miller could be bowing out soon enough and exiting the ABC soap.
General Hospital buzz suggests that Billy Miller is choosing not to renew his contract. Perhaps he was miffed about the changes that would come once another Jason stepped on canvas. He could’ve wanted to pursue primetime roles anyway. There’s even a chance that General Hospital is simply letting him say that this is his choice.
You never know what’s really going on behind the scenes. It’s also entirely possible, even likely, that since Miller told TPTB at GH that he was leaving they ran and hired Burton to avoid another Tyler Christopher calamity.
Whatever the case, the show is certainly confident that this shift is what they need right now. They’ve already released a teaser about Burton’s return. General Hospital spoilers hint that Sam’s (Kelly Monaco) mental health battle may tie in with all this. Her current issues could somehow set up what’s to come with Burton’s Jason.
Some GH watchers have speculated that Burton could come in as a new character, but that’s not happening given that Miller is on his way out. It seems obvious that General Hospital wanted Burton back in the role that made him beloved in the soap world. A Jason swap makes the most sense.
Update: Steve Burton confirmed in a recent Facebook chat that he is back full-time! Burton said: “I’ll be there for a while” adding as far as details about his role “You know I can’t say anything about the story, all I know is it’s going to be real soon and there’s going to be a lot of surprises. So stay tuned. We’re going to have a lot of fun!”
It sounds like the fierce fan wars will continue! Are you bummed that Billy Miller may be exiting or are you just happy that Steve Burton is coming back? We’ll give you updates as other news comes in. Stay tuned to the ABC soap and don’t forget to check CDL often for the latest General Hospital spoilers, updates and news.
— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) June 29, 2017