Today for all intent and purposes was the given final airdate and episode of Steve Burton’s more than two decade run as Jason Morgan on General Hospital!
So how did it all play out? Duke (Ian Buchanan) who clearly can’t be our Duke, but an imposter, unless he’s gone totally insane, went gun-happy! Shooting Jason in the back, and then pushing him in the waters of the docks, Duke tells Jason, “You shouldn’t have interfered!” Meanwhile, Duke also shoots poor mob accountant Bernie and kills him to keep him quiet! He then turns his rage on Joe Jr. (who has already been shot by Jason), and almost plugs him too, but Joe Jr. (Richard Steinmetz) escapes to Tracy Q’s, where he wants to see his son Trey (Erik Valdez) one last time before he dies, and not before he misleads his son in to believing Sonny is responsible for his shooting.
Sonny (Maurice Benard) arrives at the pier after a phone call from a dying Bernie who tells him Jason was shot and is in the harbor! Sonny tries to go after Jason in the cold deep waters, but can’t find him. Later, a police dive and rescue squad arrive on the crime scene and deduce that Jason was dragged out further by the current of the waters. At the end of the episode, Sonny comes to tell Sam (Kelly Monaco) the news on Jason!
So soapers, how do you feel about the way the powers-that-be are writing off Jason? Are you giving it thus far a thumbs up, because it can be left open-ended, in case Steve Burton ever decides to return to GH? Or, are you thus far giving it a thumbs down, since it looks like the body will not be found? Or, do you feel you need to see how the rest of the week plays out to give it a proper assessment? Weigh-in!