As Jason Morgan, Steve Burton is known as one of the main cast members of General Hospital. His character was the result of an affair of Dr. Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon) and Susan Moore (Gail Ramsey). Despite his high level of intellect, he pushed his family away and turned away from a promising career in medicine to become a mob enforcer in the Corinthos crime family.
Even though he is a hitman, many consider him as a hero. And with the current storyline of General Hospital, fans will soon see mobster Jason as he takes an emotional hit.
Warning: May contain spoilers.
After his adoptive little sister Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) was strangled to death, Jason was deeply devastated since he had a close relationship with her and was very protective of her. Full of remorse, he turns to Elizabeth Webber (Rebecca Herbst) for comfort, especially after hearing his ex-lover’s moving eulogy for his sister.
“He goes to Elizabeth’s house because he doesn’t know where else to go,” Steve Burton said. “She comes in and sees him. They hug and she leads him upstairs.”
As Jason and Elizabeth give in to their emotions and eventually make love, another question emerges: Is Jake safe with his mobster father?
“That’s been the sticking point this whole time,” Burton explained. “Elizabeth thinks Jake would be safer if Lucky [Greg Vaughan] was the father. The danger is real, something could happen. Especially now with Johnny Zacchara [taking over the mob] and watching what his dad has done. He’s a nut job. Jason says, ‘Do I want my kid to be in that kind of life?’ He starts thinking about all that.”
Though Jason is Jake’s biological father, he ponders on the fact that police officer Lucky, Jason’s legal father, wants everyone to keep thinking he is Jake’s dad to protect him. And given that Lucky has the child’s best interest at heart, he can’t disagree with that.
“He has to take the emotion out of it, which is hard at this point, because his sister just died. Jason finally said that Jake is his son, and that he loves Elizabeth. The next logical step would be for them to get together. But Jason’s business is always in the way,” he said.
Find out what’s in store for Jason in the next few weeks as the mob war escalates on General Hospital.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Daily News
(Image courtesy of TV Guide)