General Hospital Executive Producer Frank Valentini revealed some fascinating tidbits about what’s ahead for the return of Steve Burton as…well, we’re not totally sure still!
At a recent ABC-hosted bash at the Television Critics Association event, Valentini said that Burton’s return will have seismic effects in Port Charles, reported our friends at TV Line.
“Jason’s life affects, like, thirty people on the show. There is almost nobody who won’t be affected by his return,” Valentini said.
So, we know Burton’s return will affect Jason’s (Billy Miller) life. However, Valentini still wouldn’t confirm that he’ll be part of a Tale of Two Jasons storyline. It kind of seems like he will, though, right, dear Soap Cities readers? Read on!
After all, Valentini did say that at a minimum, Burton’s physical resemblance to the “original” Jason will throw people for a loop.
Add to that the fact that TV Line asked him if he was including in Burton’s comeback lessons learned as EP of One Life to Live when Roger Howarth came back as Todd while Trevor St. John was still playing him, and Valentini said that yes, he was. Hey, if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck–it is a duck. And that duck is both Burton and Miller as Jason.
The GH EP renowned for a BTS intensity that makes for compelling drama and high ratings, had a message for those sassier viewers among us. To those who think TPTB at the ABC sudser are simply sitting around “making things up as [they] go along” and that fans have figured it out in all online back-and-forth buzz about Burton already, he had a rascally retort!
“No one has guessed right. They think we’re making it up as we go along, when it’s all been laid out,” the EP said.
He also said Burton’s return will be a major Port Chuck storyline for at least nine months, until the next soap-y one takes over.
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