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General Hospital Spoilers: Everything Steve Burton Had To Say About Jason Morgan’s Epic Daytime Return

General Hospital (GH) spoilers reveal that on Monday, March 4 Steve Burton made a triumphant comeback (his second return to the ABC soap) as Jason “Stone Cold” Morgan.

The comeback news stunned fans when Burton himself announced the news on the show’s prime-time special in January, delivering the line “Happy anniversary, General Hospital. Stay tuned — big things are coming to Port Charles.” He talked to SOD about this epic soap comeback and we have the deets for you here!

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Fans last saw Jason in 2021, at which time Burton declined to get the network’s mandatory Covid-19 vaccine.

He told SOD “I’m super-grateful for the opportunity to come back and share myself as a new person,” noting that the set “always felt like home.”

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He added “Obviously, I had to leave and all those things, but I’ve changed a lot in those two years myself.”

After his on-air announcement social media blew up, and Burton said of that spot: “I think it was a huge surprise for everybody and the timing couldn’t have been more perfect.

Jane Elliot [Tracy] and I were talking in the makeup room. She goes, ‘Can you believe they still call me?’ And I go, ‘Can you believe I’m 53 and they’re still calling me?!’ We’re so grateful, you know? It’s pretty cool.”

General Hospital Spoilers – Steve Burton Back As Jason

Burton also noted that he has three of Jason’s signature black t-shirts in his backpack “new fresh ones, all the time. So I’m ready wherever I am. And now, especially, with the comeback, there’s no hiding in public anymore.

With people, it can be out of sight, out of mind a little bit, maybe someone will recognize me [when I’m out and about] but now that [my return] has been in the press and everything, it’s, ‘Here comes the guy with the spiky hair and black T-shirt. That could be Jason. Oh, it is!’”

Burton also dished on reconnecting with his GH co-stars, including Finola [Hughes, Anna] and Willow, as Kate MacMullen (Willow Tait). He joked that “Chad Duell [Michael] and Josh Swickard [Chase] are like my two sons, apparently.

They’re such great guys and such kids at heart, still, and I see them as kids even though they’re, I don’t know, 30-something. We just had Josh on our podcast over at Daily Drama.

Big Labrador Retriever, like every time I come in the building he’s like [adopts excited tone], “Hey, Steve! Hey Steve!’” He added that Maurice [Benard, Sonny] came in my first day and it was amazing.”

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GH Spoilers – Steve Burton Returns As Stone Cold

Coinciding with Jason’s return, GH had a switch in head writers.

According to Burton “So apparently there was a whole different story planned and then the head writer switch happened and then they kind of rebooted [the story arc]. I know Patrick [Mulcahey, one of the new head writers] a little bit, but I really know Elizabeth Korte [who was promoted to co-head writer].”

“There’s no one in the building that loves that show, knows the history of the character, and is invested in it 100 percent than Elizabeth.

There has never been a more deserved promotion, ever. Once I know that she was [one of the head writers], I was like, “Oh, this is gonna be good! I cannot wait.” And it has been exactly that. Everything has been amazing.”

Burton also commented on how he’s changed since his last appearance saying “Without getting too into the weeds about the personal work [I’ve done], I feel that when you come to a place when you have internal peace, which is really what everybody wants, right? It’s not even to be happy, it’s really to be loved and to have internal peace, and not let everything external dictate the internal … I’ve done this work over the years and I’m at peace.”

“I’m at the most peace I’ve been in my life, the happiest I’ve been in my life, the most secure I’ve been in my life. And I’m not talking about [secure] financially, I’m just talking about as a human being and it just gives you this power and focus that you didn’t have before and you can’t really understand it until you do it, until you put the work in and you go, “Oh, I get to control so much. I control what I do. I control my day. I control my habits. I could set myself up for success.”

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Burton went on to say “I’m not gonna leave anything on the table in my life anymore. I always say, “We have one life, don’t settle.” And that goes across the board. With acting, I’m just gonna leave it all on the table and hey, if it’s awesome, it’s awesome.

And if it happens not to be that day, then it’s not. But I always wanna go the extra mile in anything I do. I’m just gonna give it 110% every day. That’s why I do what I do daily and I don’t miss a day because really you’re training for life, and life is gonna throw things at you. You’re gonna go through adversity. It’s always about how you handle it”.

Today Burton was featured on the ABC sudser, with the show choosing to go full throttle and reveal Jason as being involved with the attempts on Sonny’s life.

Surely there is more to the story, but fans loved every minute of the big reveal and were surprised and happy the show did not draw out the agony of waiting to see their favorite character.

Burton addressed the incredible fan love and support he’s received over the years by saying “I want to say thank you for your support over the years. It’s an exciting time for me in my life. It’s exciting time to be back on General Hospital and I can truly say that they’re not gonna be disappointed by this story.

And that’s a big thing to say because a lot of times you can’t! And a lot of times you don’t know! But from what I’ve shot, the scenes I’ve shot already, no they’re not gonna be disappointed. So I’m excited. I’m super-excited to see what the response is going to be.”

The response was overwhelmingly positive, tell us GH what did you think of one of daytime’s biggest comeback stories?

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