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|Billy Miller as Jason Morgan|
|Portrayed by|| Quinn Carlson (1982)|
Bryan Beck (1983–86)
Steve Burton (1991–2012)
(baby Jason; 2012)
Unknown Actor (2014)
Billy Miller (2014-present)
|Duration||1982–86, 1991–2000, 2000, 2001, 2002–12, 2014-present|
|First appearance||1982 (on GH)|
|Created by|| Thom Racina|
|Introduced by|| Gloria Monty (GH, 1982,1991)|
Wendy Riche (GH, 2000)
Jill Farren Phelps
(GH, 2001; NS 2007)
Frank Valentini (GH, 2014)
|Book appearances|| Robin's Diary|
The Secret Life
|Spin-off appearances|| General Hospital: Night Shift|
|Previous legal name(s)||Jason Morgan Quartermaine|
|Namesake(s)|| Morgan Corinthos|
Jacob Martin Spencer (initials)
Jason Morgan Jr.
|Nickname(s)|| Jase |
Stone Cold (by Spinelli)
Soldier Boy (by Fluke and Helena)
|Born|| September 14, 1981|
(revised to 1974)
New York, New York
|Residence|| Metro Court Hotel, Rm 749|
Port Charles, New York
|Steve Burton as Jason Morgan|
He is one of the longest-running characters on the show, having been played by various actors since the character's first appearance in 1982. The role was most notably played by Emmy award winning Steve Burton from 1991 to 2012. It was announced, on September 2, 2014, that Billy Miller would be Burton's replacement.
The role was originated in early 1982 by Quinn Carlson.
Child actor Bryan Beck stepped into the role from 1983 to 1986.
Carmel Fainbaum played Jason as a baby in 2012.
On December 19, 1991, Burton stepped into the role on a contractual basis as a SORASed Jason Quartermaine. In November 1999, ABC confirmed that Burton had decided not to renew his contract which expired in December to pursue other opportunities. Burton last appeared on contract on January 27, 2000. In June 2000, ABC confirmed that Burton would reprise his role for a six week stint starting on August 25, 2000 last appeared that fall. In December 2000, it was announced that Burton would return to the series once again and began airing on January 29, 2001.
In January 2001, Burton announced that his return was only temporary due to his commitment to film a pilot for his DreamWorks Television development deal. Whether he returned to the role full-time would depend on whether the series was picked up. The pilot was not picked up, Burton landed a role in a major motion picture leading to his departure on April 29, 2001. Burton returned to the series on contract in 2002 during May Sweeps.
In late 2008, Burton's contract expired and forcing to make a decision on re-signing with the show. After months of speculation, he announced in a public appearance that he re-signed with the show. Burton stated that he would be willing to take a pay cut because he understands that money is a lot tighter now than it has been in recent years and stated that he is blessed to have a job right now.
In 2011, rumors began circulating that Burton could depart from the series due to contract negotiations. However, in May 2011 Burton announced via Twitter that he had re-signed with the series again. On August 23, 2012, Jamey Giddens of the website Daytime Confidential reported that contract negotiations were not going well and Burton was close to walking away from the series. On August 28, 2012, Burton confirmed in an interview with TV Guide's Michael Logan that he would exit the series and agreed to stay long enough for the producers to write his character out properly.
His last appearance was October 30, 2012.
During his time as Jason, Burton was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actor in 1997, won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 1998, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in 2000 and was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in 2005.
On September 2, 2014, after months of speculation, executive producer Frank Valentini announced on Twitter that actor, Billy Miller, formerly known for his role on All My Children as Richie Novak (2007-08) and The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott (2008-14), would join the cast as Jason.
Miller is a three-time, Daytime Emmy award winning actor. He won twice for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2010 and 2013 and once for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series in 2014, all for his work on The Young and the Restless as Billy Abbott
Even though Jason has been back on canvas since August 11, 2014, Miller didn't make his first appearance until October 1, 2014.
Jason was conceived out of his father, Alan's, affair with Susan Moore. When Jason was born, Alan supported him financially, but was fighting for custody over his other son A.J. Jason lived with his mother and step-father Scott Baldwin up until her death. He briefly lived with Susan's aunt, Alice Grant until Alan came to get him. Then he moved into the Quartermaine mansion with Alan and Monica. Monica was initially displeased at having her husband's illegitimate offspring in the house, but eventually came to love Jason as her own, and adopted him. Jason and A.J. were raised in the Quartermaine mansion, until they were sent off to a boarding school in Switzerland as children.
Personality and traitsEdit
Within the show's storyline, Jason is the biological son of show icon Dr. Alan Quartermaine, from an affair with Susan Moore. Originally a bright and ethical teenager whose main ambition in life was to become a doctor, the character would be revamped into a organized crime family enforcer and hitman in the Corinthos Crime Family, after sustaining a massive head injury that resulted in permanent brain damage and substantial memory loss. Prior to the car accident, Jason was depicted as a kind-hearted and affable young man. Since then, however, Jason has been largely depicted as taciturn and largely emotionless, and has largely severed his ties with the Quartermaine family. However, Jason is quite a complex character and has his own set of morals.
Even after his accident, Jason displayed several acts of compassion and love, comforting Robin after the death of Stone and helping her to realize that she could live a normal life with HIV. Though no longer romantically involved, the two remain good friends to this day. Despite his high-ranking position in the Corinthos mob, Jason is somewhat of a vigilante and has often helped to bring down criminals worse than he and Sonny. He frequently displays loyalty and compassion to his loved ones and friends, and can be roused to phenomenal fury whenever they, especially his longtime lover Sam McCall, are harmed or endangered; for example, he yelled at and manhandled Alexis Davis when her actions caused the stillbirth of Sam's daughter. Additionally, upon discovering that Sam had been terrorizing Elizabeth Webber since she discovered that Jason was Jake's biological father, Jason was outraged and threatened Sam's life if she tried anything again.
He has a great deal of kindness and affection towards Sonny's children, particularly Michael and Kristina, and has shown to care a great deal for Molly Lansing despite his history of enmity with her father. Because of the circumstances of Michael's upbringing, Jason has vowed never to get children involved in the mob again; when Molly approached him and requested that he kill Warren Bauer when he began to harass the Davis family, Jason turned her down for that exact reason and told her that she shouldn't try to get involved with the mob because she was "too good." Jason is also surprisingly perceptive and shows an impressive deductive streak; for example, when Kristina was beaten and hospitalized by her boyfriend Kiefer and told everyone that Ethan Lovett was her attacker, Jason was the first to realize she was lying when nearly everyone else in Port Charles, including Kristina's own parents, were completely fooled.
When Jason and A.J. returned from boarding school, Jason, who was a successful student and athlete, was treated as the family favorite while A.J. was failing and dealing with alcoholism. Jason had relationships with Karen Wexler, Brenda Barrett, and Keesha Ward, who A.J. also loved. Jason had supported Monica through her health crisis and adored his adoptive sister, Emily Quartermaine. In December 1995, an intoxicated A.J. ran his car into a tree. Jason, who had been attempting to stop A.J. from driving, was in the passenger seat and hit his head on a large boulder after being ejected from the car.
To spare A.J., his cousin Ned Ashton claimed responsibility for the accident. Jason suffered brain injuries that resulted in total memory loss. Upon waking up from his coma, Jason had no recollection of his past and resented all the Quartermaines except his grandmother and Emily. He moved out of the Quartermaine Mansion and changed his last name to Morgan, to honor his grandmother, Lila Morgan Quartermaine. He became Sonny Corinthos' enforcer in his mob business and began to date Robin Scorpio. Due to the fact that Robin was HIV-positive, Jason began to sleep with Carly Roberts but Jason chose to be with Robin instead. Jason and Carly still remained friends. Jason, working for Sonny, discovered that drugs were being imported, which caused his sister, Emily to collapse. Due to the fact that the mob was too much for Robin, the couple split up but Jason held a promise never to be romantically involved with Carly.
To help Carly, Jason pretended to be the father of her baby so that neither of the two men that she slept with could take her baby away. Robin returned to Port Charles and Jason confessed that the child was A.J.'s according to a paternity test but would still like to be the child's father until Carly can take care of her son.Jason and Robin reunited and made love for the first time. After Robin was almost killed in an explosion, Jason left the mob. Carly was released from the hospital and began to put a strain on Jason and Robin's relationship. Robin told AJ that he was Michael's father in an attempt to free Jason and the baby from Carly. This sent Carly into depression and she left town. Jason and Michael bonded over this time but Jason temporarily lost custody of Michael. AJ and Carly married, and a judge awarded joint custody to Jason, Carly, and AJ. Jason feared his hatred of AJ would hurt Michael and signed away all his rights. He remained a big part of Michael's life and they are very close. Jason began comforting Elizabeth Webber over the death of her boyfriend. Carly misunderstood their relationship and slept with Sonny. Jason was unable to deal with the betrayal of Sonny and Carly, and left town. Sonny and Carly began a real relationship, which Jason eventually accepted.
Jason was forced to protect Sonny's sister, Courtney Matthews, when she was being stalked by A.J. Quartermaine. Jason and Courtney began a relationship which they had to keep secret, fearing Carly and Sonny's disapproval. Carly was overjoyed once discovering. After Luis Alcazar was murdered, Brenda and Jason became the prime suspects and were forced to wed to refrain from testifying against each other they divorced soon after, and Sonny discovered Courtney and Jason's affair which led to him firing Jason. Sonny eventually gave his approval and Courtney and Jason became engaged. However, on the night of their wedding, their best friend Carly was kidnapped. Courtney was pregnant, but lost the baby when trying to escape from Lorenzo Alcazar. Eventually, she and Jason married in France but due to the mob lifestyle, they divorced.
Jason and Sam McCall were arrested for aiding and abetting Sonny. Jason offered her a million dollars to leave town when he discovered that Sonny and Sam had had an affair while he was married to Carly. Sam refused and moved in with Sonny. Sonny and Carly reconciled, but Jason discovered that Sam was pregnant with Sonny's child. Jason prevented her from having an abortion and when she was planning on leaving town, Jason convinced her to stay, with Jason pretending to be the father of Sam's baby in order to protect Sonny and Carly's reconciliation. Sam moved into the penthouse with Jason althought the two have tension over their predicatment they begin a friendship. Jason convinces Sam that they should marry to make everyone believe they are having this baby and although they did make it to the altar, their wedding did not go through.
When Sam's violent ex-boyfriend attempts to kidnap her, Jason rescues her. When it is believed that she was responsible for burning down her mother's house and killing her, Jason discovers that Sam is protecting her disabled brother Danny who was actually responsible. Jason has Danny sent to a school out of state to protect him. When Sonny and Alexis Davis' daughter Kristina is ill, Sam is asked to provide the stem cells but before she could come to that decision she gives birth to a stillborn baby girl which Jason gets to hold. Jason is there when she awakes and is forced to tell her that her baby died. Jason and Sam return to the penthouse and mourn the death of the child that would have been theirs. Jason and Sam share their first kiss after his sister Emily's wedding. After their second kiss they agree to just be friends only and Sam leaves the penthouse. Eventually Jason asks her to return and live with him. Sam asks Jason to help her raise a little girl she has been given custody of, and although they make an initial attempt at gaining full custody, it falls through and Sam leaves Jason in hurt and anger. When Sonny's daughter Kristina is discovered missing, Jason is shot in the belly attempting to rescue Sam who was accused of the kidnapping. When all three of Sonny's children were eventually kidnapped, Jason and Sam worked together to discover that A.J. Quartermaine and Faith Rosco were the kidnappers. When Michael was believed to be killed Sam helped Jason discover he was still alive and being brainwashed by his father A.J.. Jason and Sam worked together to help Michael get the psychiatric care he needed in the aftermath of his kidnapping, however Jason learned that the doctor treating Michael was the same doctor who treated him after he awoke from his accident years earlier.
Jason takes an experimental drug which helps him remember Dr. Asher Thomas tried to kill him on A.J.'s orders. After Jason lost his memory again, Jason fell in love with Sam again and they move to Hawaii when Jason decides he wants nothing to do with his old mob life. Jason and Sam are forced to return to Port Charles when the Ruiz family vows revenge on Jason. In late November 2005, after weeks of debilitating pain, Sam convinced Jason to go on an experimental drug that Robin Scorpio founded that would help him regain his memory. The drug worked but this caused a brain aneurysm and they moved back to Hawaii where they planned to spend the last days of Jason's life. Although Jason initially refuses, Robin and Patrick Drake operate on him saving his life, when he comes to the decision that he wants to live in order to stay with Sam.
Jason and Sam later discover that Sam's mother is Alexis Davis. Although Sam and Jason wanted to have children, she was shot with a bullet meant for Jason, resulting in her inability to become pregnant again. Due to his guilt and under the influence of her new mother, Jason broke up with Sam in the hospital when she woke up from her coma. After months of hurt and rejection, Sam slept with her mother's husband, Ric Lansing, to cause her mother grief but Jason discovered them instead. Jason slept with Elizabeth Spencer, which resulted in a pregnancy. Jason and Sam admit their infidelity to one another and agree to work on their relationship when it is later discovered that Elizabeth is pregnant. Eventually a DNA test is completed and all believe the baby to be Elizabeth and her husband Lucky Spencer's child. Jason and Sam reunite and attempt to try for their baby. Jason also had to come to terms with Sonny dating his sister, Emily. The relationship drove a wedge between Jason and Sonny, and Jason took over Sonny's business entirely without Sonny's consent. This resulted in a fist fight between the two that a teary-eyed Emily had to break up. Jason's estranged father Alan died in early 2007 during the Metro Court hostage crisis, just as they were beginning to rebuild their relationship. Jason took his death hard, and privately confided to Monica during the memorial service that he had flashes of good childhood memories of Alan and that he regretted all the years he pushed him away.
Elizabeth gives birth to a son, Jacob Martin Spencer, in May 2007. Jason had recently discovered that the baby was his son, but they agreed to let Lucky believe he was the father in order to protect their child from the mob. Jason lies to Sam about the baby's paternity pulling away from her emotionally, but when she discovers their lies she spirals out of control. When Sam watches and says nothing when she sees Jason and Elizabeth's son, Jake, being kidnapped. Jason and Sam's relationship ends, and Jason recovers his son with the help of Amelia Joffe. Jason and Elizabeth admit their love as her marriage dissolves. Jason reveals Jake's paternity to Lucky at the Black and White Ball. Lucky and Sam agree to keep the secret, and Elizabeth and Jason begin to meet secretly. They become engaged but on the same day of their engagement, Michael is shot, and Jason ends their engagement. A war with the rival Russian mob began to escalate in November 2008. Jason agrees when Lucky proposes sending Elizabeth, the boys, and Sam, to hide in a cabin in the woods. During a shootout with Russians who had followed the women to the cabin, Jake is kidnapped once again. Sam goes with Jason to search for Jake, where she rescues Jake and they return him safely to Elizabeth. Jason and Elizabeth once again vow to never see each other again for the safety of the boys.
Jason denies Sonny access to the organization when he wants it back. In order to regain his power, Sonny becomes head of the Zacchara organization by marrying Claudia Corinthos. Jason is later offered a blanket of immunity by Agent Rayner if he informs him on Sonny Corinthos and Anthony Zacchara's business but he refuses to give up Sonny. After Spinelli was set up by a geeky undercover agent named Winifred Leeds, he was arrested for his illegal activity. Jason is forced to agree to Rayner's deal to gain Spinelli's freedom. Jason asks Sonny to quit working with the Zaccharas, but Sonny refuses. Spinelli is freed from the FBI's hold when Sam, with the help of Winifred, destroys all the evidence against him. Jason and Sonny reconcile, and Jason is more than happy to give Sonny back the business. In May 2009, his nephew Michael Corinthos wakes up from his year-long coma, but due to brain damage he is now an aggressive 17-year-old. Jason refuses to allow Michael's request to join his father's business and agrees with Carly that Michael should live at the Quartermaine Mansion for his own good. Jason resumes a friendship with Sam, who has partnered with Spinelli in her quest to start a private investigation firm.
Jason depends on Sam's skills to help him with an issue involving Dominic Pirelli, a new mob soldier who was trying to make his way into Sonny's organization. When Michael and Kristina run away because both teenagers each believed themselves to be the driver responsible for Claudia's car accident that resulted in the loss of her unborn baby, Jason and Sam take off to Mexico after them, recapturing some of their former closeness along the way. A resurfaced Jerry Jacks manages to capture Sam, luring Jason into a trap. During the ensuing shootout, Jason is pinned beneath a pile of rubble and Jerry taunts Jason with lies about Claudia's innocence before shooting him twice and leaving him for dead. Sam escapes and returns just in time to rescue Jason and nurse him back to health, and then they make love. On August 28, 2009, Jason and Sam find Michael and Kristina in Cancun, Mexico, and bring them back to Port Charles a few days later. Jason tells Sonny about his altercation with Jerry and about Jerry's claims of Claudia's innocence in Michael's shooting.
Despite their denials, Jason and Sam's renewed closeness is apparent to everyone, especially after they are caught kissing by Maxie and Spinelli. Jason is given a lecture from both Carly and Maxie on how he should treat Sam if he wishes to stay with her. Jason listens to Carly's advice and refuses to let Sam back out of going to the carnival with him. The carnival takes a chaotic turn when Jason's grandfather Edward Quartermaine has a drug-induced heart attack and passes out behind the wheel, plunging his car down the carnival midway. Jake is injured at the carnival, and Jason turns to Sam for comfort and reassurance multiple times during this ordeal. While at the hospital, Jason witnesses Nikolas and Liz kissing, and ends up at Sam's apartment where he reveals that he missed their closeness. After some initial reservations on Sam's part they end up making love again at his penthouse. Believing themselves to be alone, they are caught by surprise the next morning when they come downstairs in each other's arms only to find Spinelli and Maxie's wedding party planners in the living room.
In October 2009, Jason and Sam find evidence that Claudia orchestrated Michael's shooting over a year ago. Jason then goes to Sonny's office to tell him about what he's discovered and asks Sonny what he want's to do about it. Sonny it seems in a state of shock doesn't say much and leaves heading to Claudia's birthday party at the Metro Court Hotel. At the birthday party Sonny publically rips Claudia to shreds about what she did to Michael and attempts to have his bodyguard's get rid of her. In defence, Claudia kidnaps Carly at gunpoint who goes in to labor with her baby. Michael who was supposed to be leaving town, comes across a nearby cabin where Claudia's stealing Carly's newborn daughter, so he grabs an axe and bludgeons her to death. Jason then finds them and after he see's what happened he takes the necessary steps to cover up the murder.
In November, Jason is tormented by an artist named Franco who is interested in causing Jason's downfall. In January 2010, Franco kidnaps Lulu and Sam and straps them both to bomb, placing them on the opposite side of Port Charles. Jason saves Sam while Dominic saves Lulu. Franco leaves town soon after. Jason and Lulu are named godparents to Carly's daughter, Josslyn Jacks, on January 29, 2010. On that same day, Dominic is revealed to a be an undercover cop named Dante Falconeri, who is also Sonny's son. Although Jason wishes Dante was dead, Sonny asks him not to kill him. When Sonny is arrested for Claudia's murder, Jason moves Michael over to Sonny's island to prevent Michael from confessing.
When Kristina is abused and hospitalized by her boyfriend Kiefer Bauer, Jason is the first to see through her lies to protect him and convinces Dante and Lucky to investigate further. Eventually, Kiefer's abusive nature, and thus the truth about Kristina's attacks, becomes public knowledge after he beats her a second time; however, Alexis accidentally hits Kiefer with her car and kills him while taking Kristina to the hospital that same night, causing his father, Warren Bauer, to become obsessed with getting revenge on Kristina and Alexis. In response, Jason is approached by Molly, who desperately begs him to "make Mr. Bauer disappear." Jason turns her down, explaining that he doesn't want to get children involved in the mob after what happened to Michael.
Sonny is put on trial for his alleged role in Claudia's death, and the prosecutor, Claire Walsh, does everything in her power to ensure that Sonny is convicted, going so far as to make Johnny Zacchara falsely testify that Sonny routinely physically abused Claudia and force Morgan Corinthos onto the stand. However, just as the jury is about to reach a verdict, Dante enters the courtroom and surrenders Michael as Claudia's true killer. Once Dante's allegations are proven, the judge unfairly sentences Michael to five years in Pentonville State Prison as a message to Sonny and Carly, leaving everyone present shocked and upset. On May 20, in order to protect Michael, Jason makes a deal with Claire and is sent to Pentonville as well. Jason was regularly visited by Sam, who at one point posed as his ex-wife, Brenda Barrett, in order to get a conjugal visit. He is also visited by Alexis for advice on how to handle the increasingly rebellious Kristina, who is now in a relationship with Johnny (it is later revealed that Kristina was only pretending to date Johnny to spite Sonny). Dante, Claire, and Jax, guilt-ridden over their roles in Michael's incarceration, eventually convince the judge to release Michael on parole, while Jason remains in Pentonville.
On June 30, Franco returns to Port Charles with the intent to resume his feud with Jason; in response, Jason makes a deal with Dante and Claire and is released from Pentonville to draw Franco out of hiding. In July, Jason and Dante go to L.A. to find Franco. In late July/early August, they had thought that Franco had died (from his fall off the roof), but it was someone else. Franco revels that he had Carter beat and 'mess' up Michael. Franco also has a nurse named "J. Morgan" take Aiden Cassadine, the newborn son of Elizabeth and Lucky Spencer, because he had the number 66 on his ID bracelet. Franco was obsessed with the number 66 and wanted his mom to have the "perfect" son. Aiden is found and returned to Elizabeth by Lucky. Franco eventually escapes, and Jason is sent back to prison only to be released a few weeks later after Sonny and Claire find a loophole in his plea bargain.
On September 16, 2010, Jason went to Rome, to serve as a bodyguard to help protect Brenda from the Balkan. This is the first time they have seen each other since she went back to Paris in early 2003. Jason and Brenda return to Port Charles in late September. Brenda moved into the Penthouse with him because it was the best way to protect her from the Balkan. Jason's relationship with Brenda is that of a love/hate or brother/sister relationship. Jason finds her irritating and a pain in the ass, and Brenda finds his unemotional facade aggravating. With Brenda living with Jason, he and Sam barely get to spend anytime together. He briefly asks Sam to move in but she says no saying that it is not right timing. Jason and Sam continue to work on protecting Brenda and finding out the identity of the Balkan. During this storyline Michael finally admits to Jason that he was raped by Carter in prison which hits Jason really hard.
In early 2011, Sam finds out that there is a fertility construction surgery and she thinks this might give her the possibility of having a baby. She and Jason discuss the possibility of her having the surgery. They soon agree that their lifestyle's are not the best for raising kids. At one point she even thinks she is pregnant but results prove that she is not.
Jason and Sam discovered that Brenda's defense attorney, Theo Hoffman, was the Balkan, and immediately went out to stop him; in the process, Jason was caught in an ambush and barely escaped. After the reception, Brenda was seemingly killed in a car bomb. When the authorities managed to get through the wreckage, everybody was shocked to discover that Sam was in the limo, with no sign of Brenda. Fortunately, due to bomb-proofing, Sam survived the explosion with only a concussion and temporary hearing loss. Though it was believed that the Balkan was the one who planted the bomb, Jason received a call from the newly returned Franco, who hinted that he was the one who planted the bomb.
In the meantime, Jason interrogates Shawn Butler, a mercenary who had previously worked for Theo, for information. Shawn insists that he does not know where Theo and Brenda are and he wants Theo taken down just as badly as they do, but Jason does not believe him. Shawn says that he has access to records on Theo that may help them, but they are contained in a biometric lock that only he can bypass. After much persuasion, Jason agrees to let Shawn get the information, and also asks him to check the records to see if Theo has any connection with Franco.
Later, Jason discovers from Michael that he had gone after an assassin hired by Theo to kill Shawn and apprehended him with Dante's help. Jason is anything but pleased that Michael risked breaking his parole and got "too close to the business," only for Michael to snap and shout that he wants to help and is sick of people not believing in him. Jason explains that he gave up a lot of choices when he went to work for Sonny, revealing that he is Jake Webber's biological father, and tells Michael that he merely doesn't want him to make the same mistake.
Eventually, Jason, Sonny, and Dante manage to track down Brenda, finding her near-death after being injected with a neurotoxin. Sonny rushes her to the hospital while Jason and Dante attempt to stop Theo, who escapes. Jason and Dante quickly begin to butt heads over their differing opinions regarding apprehending Theo; Jason is perfectly willing to kill him for hurting Sam, while Dante is determined to arrest Theo despite Jason's insistence that Theo, being a lawyer, would easily find a way out of it.
While Brenda is recovering in the hospital, Jason has Spinelli surf the Web to find out if Theo has any connections in Port Charles, discovering that he did indeed have one with a family aligned to the Corinthos organization. Jason immediately departs, vowing that anyone who hurts Sam needs to be dealt with. In the ensuing confrontation, Theo's contact insists that he has no idea where the Balkan is now, and explains to Jason that he put Theo in contact with Johnny Zacchara. The contact declares that it was a mistake to help Theo and doesn't do business with people who attack women.
Jason immediately confronts Johnny, who insists that he had no idea that Theo was targeting Brenda and had nothing to do with Sam's kidnapping. However, Johnny does admit that he lent some muscle to Theo and killed the man who was following Sam. Johnny even declares that he could have easily killed Jason too, and for that, Jason owes him a life debt.
On March 18, 2011, Jason's son, Jake runs out his mother's house, into the street and gets hit by a car. Jake is rushed to the hospital, and Patrick and Robin Drake operate on him to try and save his life, but there was just too much damage, and Jake dies on the operating table as Jason watches from the observation window. Jason later had to break the news to Lucky, who then went and broke the news of Jake's death to Elizabeth. Carly, who was also at the hospital because her daughter Josslyn had just been diagnosed with kidney cancer, found Jason at the hospital rooftop and told him of Josslyn's illness. She felt horrible for Jason's loss, but wanted him to consider donating Jake's kidneys to Josslyn in order to save her daughter's life. Jason approached Elizabeth about helping Carly, but Elizabeth was furious at first and didn't want to hear it. Later after some convincing from Lucky, Liz and Lucky made the decision together to give Jake's kidneys to Josslyn and donate the rest of his organs. Josslyn was taken into surgery and made a full recovery.
Jason continues to grieve over the loss of Jake while also dealing with Luke Spencer, who was revealed as the person who hit Jake with his car and was determined to have Jason kill him. Jason later discovers the extent of Carly and Jax's marital problems, and that Jax is trying to take Josslyn away from Carly. He begins to help Carly keep Josslyn when she gets into a custody battle with Jax and has Spinelli dig up dirt on Jax. During a trial recess, Jason, Sonny, and Carly realize that Jax bribed Grace Yang, the mediator, to falsely paint Carly as unfit. Sonny subsequently goes behind Carly's back and blackmails Grace into framing Jax in a hotel room for her attempted assault after drugging him and planting illegal narcotics in the room. As a result of this incident, the judge gave Carly full custody of Josslyn.
The custody battle concluded and Jason re-focused on his life with Sam. He and Sam realized you can't protect a child by giving them away. Sam has a fertility reconstruction procedure, and the results are successful. Sam will be able to have children again. Jason also comes to realize that he never wants to live without Sam, and on July 21, 2011, Jason proposes to Sam, and she accepts.
Carly comes by when Jason and Sam are planning their wedding, asking for Jason's help to stop Jax from taking Josslyn. On their way to Carly's house, Jason and Carly get into an accident with Elizabeth and Lucky's wife, Siobhan. Jason is rushed to the hospital, and subsequently has to undergo surgery. Jason comes out of the surgery and begins to experience seizures. Patrick discovers a piece of nonorganic material shifting in his frontal lobe. It turns out to be a piece of the dashboard from the original accident in 1995 caused by his brother AJ that flew into his nose. Jason has to have another surgery to remove the inorganic matter and the surgery is a success.
While Jason is in recovery from the surgery, he and Sam continue to plan their wedding. One disaster comes after another, as all of Maxie's wedding plans turn into disasters. The wedding planning begins to overwhelm Sam, and Jason takes her on a bike ride to calm her nerves. The end up at a Chinese restaurant in the Asian Quarter and learn that the owner is also an ordained minister. On September 22, 2011, Sam and Jason get privately married in a garden on the restaurant's property. Earlier in the day, Edward had given Jason his grandmother Lila's ring to give to Sam, and Monica had given Sam her late husband Alan's ring to give to Jason. Jason and Sam exchanged these rings as they wed in a small and intimate ceremony. They go to the "wedding" the following day and tell their loved ones that they already got married but have a reception at the church's courtyard.
After the reception Jason and Sam leave for their honeymoon. They spend a few days in Hawaii before, Shawn and Carly interrupt with the news that Franco had returned. Jason has his men do a thorough investigation and they track Franco to Toronto. Believing that they were in the clear, Shawn and Carly returned home and Jason and Sam stayed in Hawaii to finish their honeymoon. On their last night Sam and Jason were both tricked into drinking an open beer not knowing it was drugged by Franco. Jason woke up trapped in a room with a TV showing Franco carrying an unconscious Sam into their bedroom. As he watches, Jason begs to be let out and threatens Franco. When Jason is finally freed he runs to a sleeping Sam. Because of the amnesia-like effect of the drug the only thing Sam can remember is that a man was in bed with her. Jason then tells her what he saw and they are both led to believe that Franco raped her.
They return to Port Charles and Jason begins losing his temper and searching for Franco. He is tormented by visions of what he saw on the TV and the guilt of not being able to protect his wife. He is powerless to take Sam's pain away which intensifies his anger. He has several outbursts including attacking the former mayor. Finding Franco and making him pay become an obsession to Jason. His anger causes everyone to become concerned.
Jason finally locates Franco in an undisclosed studio and sets off to confront him. Franco taunts Jason upon his arrival, but Jason ends the confrontation quickly by shooting Franco twice in the chest -- killing him. He later returns home to tell Sam that the Franco ordeal was over and they could move on with their lives, however Sam cuts him off by telling him that she is pregnant. They discus their options and decide to have an early paternity test done to determine the baby's paternity. Jason tells Sam that he will support her no matter the outcome of the test. Meanwhile as he and Sam await the paternity test results, his headaches worsened. After running more tests, Robin told Jason that his outbursts are caused by a cerebral edema as a result of the surgery.
Jason and Sam later receive the results of the paternity test and Jason learns that he is the father of Sam's baby. He and Sam go away and spend a couple nights at their wedding night cabin. When they return home, they inform friends and family of their happy news. Jason later collapses in the PH and Sam insists that he see a doctor. At the hospital, Patrick runs more tests and has to break the news to Jason that his condition is inoperable. Determine to save him, Robin begins working on a drug protocol to cure Jason. Robin comes up with a medicine to save him, but tragically dies in a lab explosion. Patrick, grief-stricken and angry refuses to give Jason the medicine or even operate on him. But after Sam begs him for his help, he decides to do the surgery because it is what Robin would want. Patrick operates on Jason and administers the medication successfully.
After learning about Robin's death, Jason becomes angry with Sam for keeping the truth from him. They argue but Jason eventually forgives her and they reconcile when he learns that she was trying to protect him and acted out of love. After he is recovered from the surgery, he and Sam decide to figure out what the DVD that Franco left behind meant. Sam goes to the Ferncliff mental institution where she meets with Heather Webber who tells Sam that Franco is Jason's fraternal twin brother. Sam runs another DNA test and is devastated when it says Franco is the father. She tells Jason and he has a hard time accepting the news. Jason and Sam decide to separate for a little while to work on their marital issues.
When Jason realizes that he can love and accept the baby as his own, he goes to the motel where Sam was staying to tell her, unaware that she had gone into labor and given birth to a baby boy. A torrential rainstorm prevented Sam from getting to the hospital and she was forced to give birth in the motel with the help of John McBain. Jason was jealous of Sam's growing friendship with John so he sent two guys to beat John up and convince him to go back home. This action prevented John from getting Sam and the baby to the hospital. Sam leaves the motel with the baby to look for help and after placing the baby somewhere safe, she passes out.
Jason finds Sam and the baby and is forced to tell her that her baby is dead. They are unaware however that Todd Manning and Heather switched Sam's son with the late newborn son of Téa Delgado. Sam says that she wanted to name the baby Jason Morgan, Jr. It was later revealed that Heather switched the paternity results and made it appear that Franco was the father of Sam's child when in reality, the baby is truly Jason's biological son, but this truth remains unknown to everyone except Heather and Todd.
Jason then tries to comfort Sam over her loss and make things right between them again. But when she finds out that he had John beat up, she refuses to forgive him, and pushes him away. Jason still tries to reconcile with her, coming to the baby's memorial and asking Sam to come home with him. She still refuses. Jason tries to fix his marriage, but when he sees Sam kissing John on July 4th, he decides he and Sam cannot repair their relationship. He runs into Elizabeth after seeing Sam and John, and impulsively kisses her. But he later regrets it, telling Elizabeth he was angry.
The next day, Jason takes off his wedding ring. However, when Elizabeth's brother, Steve, finds out, he tells Jason to stay away from Elizabeth, which Sam overhears. When she confronts him about kissing Elizabeth, Jason confronts her about kissing John. They both make it clear to each other that they believe their marriage is over, as Sam tells Jason that Elizabeth is welcome to him. Jason also tells Elizabeth that their marriage was done the night Sam's baby "died."
Jason is talking to Carly, who is trying to convince Jason to go back to Sam, when he hears Sam is working for Todd Manning. Jason wonders why, when Sam already has a job, when he realizes she's investigating Todd. He goes to see Sam, and asks her if she's investigating Todd. When Sam asks why he cares, Jason says because she is his wife, and he's worried she could get hurt because Todd is dangerous. Sam tells him she is investigating Todd because he hired Heather Webber under suspicious circumstances. When she tells Jason she's trying to break into Todd's safe, he offers to stand guard while she does that, and Sam accepts. Todd comes back before she can get in, but she & Jason are cordial to each other afterwards, showing kindness to each other for the first time since the "death" of Sam's baby.
Jason and Sam decide to get a divorce in August of 2012. They share a heartbreaking goodbye and kiss. Their plan to divorce gets put on hold, however, when Alexis and Josslyn are kidnapped and end up in the hospital with a mystery illness. Jason teams up with John to find out what the mystery illness is. When Jason & John go to Wyndemere, the last place Alexis and Josslyn were, they find Dr. Ewen Keenan there. Jason is suspicious and thinks he is involved, but doesn't have anything to prove it. Eventually, it's revealed that the perpetrator is Jerry Jacks, who has poisoned the Port Charles water supply, and injected Josslyn and Alexis with the antidote for the poison. Jerry demands a large sum of money in return for the antidote.
Jason believes Ewen is working with Jerry, but Spinelli and Elizabeth, who is dating Ewen, do not believe him. However, his suspicions prove to be correct, and Ewen kidnaps Elizabeth. Jason has Spinelli track them down, but when he gets there, Ewen is holding Elizabeth at gunpoint. He shoots Jason in the leg so he can escape, but Elizabeth manages to escape and Jason shoots and kills Ewen. Elizabeth brings Jason to the hospital to treat his leg. While they are there, Sam and John come in after she fainted to make sure she hasn't been infected with the poison.
When they both are left alone, Sam shares with Jason a fantasy she had where her son survived and what their life would be like. Unable to bear Sam blaming herself for her son's death, Jason asks Patrick to clarify what happened to Sam's baby for them. Patrick brings the autopsy report, and tells Jason & Sam that the baby had hemophilia and died of respiratory failure. When Jason asks if he could have been saved if he had made it to the hospital, Patrick says the baby couldn't have survived because his lungs weren't developed. Jason & Sam realize that it wasn't their fault the baby didn't make it.
Jason takes a look at the autopsy, and realizes that something doesn't add up. The baby's blood type is different from both Sam and Franco's. Elizabeth tells Jason it's probably just a hospital error. Jason later brings it up to Spinelli, who tries to find a way to clarify the information. Spinelli finds out Sam donated the baby's tissue to the hospital, and it's still stored there, which means they can run a test to see if the blood type was recorded correctly.
Jason goes home on his birthday, and finds Elizabeth there decorating the penthouse for the occasion. Jason is not in the mood to celebrate, and Elizabeth asks if he's still divorcing Sam, which Jason confirms. She ends up kissing him, but Jason stops her, saying they don't have a future, but Elizabeth isn't convinced. Before they can discuss it any further, Spinelli comes back with the results. He tells Jason the baby's blood type wasn't a mistake, and Jason realizes the baby that died wasn't Sam's. When Jason retraces what happened to Sam and her baby the night of the storm, Spinelli realizes Heather was involved in the switch. Jason decides to go to Ferncliff to talk to Heather, but Spinelli gets a phone call from Steve, Heather's son, and informs Jason that Heather escaped from Ferncliff.
Jason talks to Steve about where Heather could be, and when Steve asks why, Jason tells him he thinks Heather took Sam's baby. Steve doesn't believe it, but when Jason lays out the facts, Steve is shocked at what his mother did. When Jason tells him he's not sure where the other baby came from, Steve reveals that he treated Téa Delgado and her newborn son the night of the storm. He gets Téa's medical file, and the baby is revealed to have the same blood type as Sam, as well as beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that runs in Sam's family. Jason realizes Sam's baby is alive, and living with Téa.
Jason calls John and shares his suspicions. John reveals that Téa was with Todd the night of the storm, and starts to believe he was involved in the switch, as well. To clarify his suspicions, Jason asks John to get a DNA sample to confirm everything. After John leaves, Jason lets Elizabeth know what he found out. When John comes with the DNA sample, Jason asks Elizabeth to run it against Sam's. When he gets the results back, though, the results are negative, and Jason is disappointed. Spinelli, though, encourages him to keep digging. However, the night of Sonny's wedding, Elizabeth comes over to Jason's house and reveals that she switched the DNA tests. When Jason asks if she has the real results, she hands them over, which reveal that Téa's son is actually Sam's baby. Jason asks why Elizabeth would do that, and Elizabeth says it was because of what Sam did to Jake, but also because she wanted to be with Jason, and was trying to separate him and Sam. She apologizes for what she's done, and Jason is understanding and forgives her.
Jason calls John over and shows him the real results. John goes to tell Téa the truth, and Jason leaves to tell Sam. When he goes there, he finds out Elizabeth came over and admitted to Sam she was trying to split them up. Before Jason can say anything more, Kristina comes in with her husband, Trey Mitchell, and tells Jason & Sam she was almost killed by Joe Scully, Jr., Trey's father and Sonny's nemesis. Dante comes over to get their statements, and after the three of them leave, Jason gets a call from John that the baby has been kidnapped by Heather.
Jason again goes to Steve and reveals that Sam's baby was switched with Téa's, and Heather has kidnapped Sam's son. He asks Steve to keep an eye out for his mother. Steve asks if Sam knows, and Jason reveals he didn't tell her because she would worry. Steve tells Jason she has a right to know, and asks Jason if Sam would really want to be protected like this. Jason realizes he's right, and goes over to Sam's house and reveals her baby is alive. When Sam is about to leave, Jason reveals that Heather has kidnapped the baby while she was posing as a nanny. Meanwhile, John comes over to give them an update on the investigation. While he's there, Spinelli calls Jason and tells him Steve came in to the hospital after being attacked by Heather.
Jason and Sam go to the hospital, and find out from Steve that Heather is looking for a second chance at motherhood and has taken the baby to raise as her own. Sam is worried, and Jason promises her they'll get her son back. When Sam comments on how she doesn't remember what her son looks like, Jason goes to Dante and gets copies of pictures that the PCPD has of the baby. He shows them to Sam, and she's overjoyed her son is strong and healthy, and Téa has taken care of him well. Jason promises her she'll hold her son again. Dante leaves when John and Commissioner Anna Devane get a lead on Heather. While they're waiting, Jason and Sam hear a noise. They find Olivia hurt in the stairwell, and she tells them Heather pushed her, and is in the hospital with the baby. When Jason asks where she is, Olivia says she went to the roof, and Jason & Sam run to the roof, cornering Heather and the baby.
Both Jason and Sam plead with Heather to give them the baby. Heather says Jason will never love the baby because he's Franco's son, but Jason says that it's his son, and he wants him back. Sam then asks for the baby, and in exchange, she'll help Heather repair her relationship with her son. However, when Anna calls out to Heather, and tells her the police have surrounded the building, Heather realizes she's trapped. She goes to the ledge, and says if she can't have the baby, no one can. She topples off the ledge, and Jason runs towards her, trying to get the baby. Heather hits the ground below, but Jason manages to grab the baby out of her arms, and saves his life. Afterwards, he gives the baby to Sam, happy that Sam is finally able to hold her son again.
Jason and Sam go back into the hospital with John to get the baby checked out. Before they can, though, Téa runs in with Todd and tries to take "her son" back. John has Jason & Sam taken away so he can explain to Téa the truth. Jason & Sam have her son checked out, but he is determined to be in perfect health. Afterwards, Sam tells Jason how she's not sure what to do next, but Jason tells her she'll figure it out as she gets to know her son. Téa later comes by the room, and tells them she knows the baby isn't hers. She asks to say goodbye, and though Jason is hesitant, Sam lets her hold the baby. When Téa gives the baby back, Sam thanks Téa for taking good care of him. Téa leaves, and Sam tells Jason that in her fantasy, they named her son Daniel Edward, which is what she names her son.
Jason later tells Sonny that he's hoping Sam and Danny will come home with him, because he wants to be a father to her son and take care of both of them. Sonny tells him to fight for his family. Later, Jason brings Monica by to introduce him to Daniel. When Monica asks Jason & Sam what the baby's last name is (McCall or Morgan), both of them become awkward and admit they haven't figured it out. Just then, Alexis, Molly, and Kristina come in, and start fawning over Daniel. Meanwhile, Jason steps out with Monica, who tells Jason that he and Sam should repair their marriage now that she has her son back. Jason tells her that it's up to Sam if they get back together. Jason comes in and hears Alexis telling Sam that they have set up all the baby equipment at her house, and it will be ready when Sam and Danny come home.
After they leave, Jason asks Sam to bring Danny home with him. He tells her that he's sorry for all the pain he has caused her, and he wants to prove it to her by loving both her and her son as a family. When Sam reminds him of how he expressed doubt about loving the baby, he says that went away and he loves Danny more than he ever thought possible and he wants to be his father. Sam leaves to get Danny's bottle, and Carly comes by, having just heard the news. She's thrilled for Jason, and hopes he's getting back together with Sam. Jason tells her that's up to Sam. When Sam comes back, Carly encourages her to get back with Jason. After she leaves, Jason tells Sam that she makes the final decision. Sam decides they've waited long enough, and tells Jason she and Danny are coming home with him, and the two of them reunite.
After Sam, Jason and Danny go home, they take a family picture, and then Jason leaves when Bernie frantically summons him to Pier 52. When Jason arrives at the pier, he sees Joe Scully, Jr. hovering over Bernie, whom he has just shot. Jason pulls his gun on Joe and commands him to surrender. Joe then moves to shoot Jason, but Jason fatally shoots Joe first. Jason then rushes over to Bernie, who says he needs to tell him "about the money;" but before Bernie can finish, Cesar Faison, disguised as Duke Lavery, appears from behind and shoots Jason. Faison then kicks Jason's bleeding and dying body into the harbor. Divers go into the harbor, but are unable to recover Jason's body, and he is presumed dead.
Jason's disappearance hits the town hard, especially Sam, who refuses to believe Jason is dead, despite everyone else saying there's no chance of him coming back. A week after Jason disappears, Sam finally finds out Jason is Danny's biological father. She sees Jason walking through the door, only to be disappointed later when she realizes he was never there and she imagined him. When Faison is captured and arrested by John, he confesses to also shooting Jason and throwing him into the harbor. John comes back and tells Sam about this and Sam finally begins to accept that Jason is gone.
In early February 2014, Victor Cassadine arrives on Robin Scorpio-Drake's doorstep and announces that he is the new head of the WSB. He wants Robin to bring his sister-in-law, Helena Cassadine and nephew, Stavros Cassadine back to life, as they are not completely dead and their bodies were being preserved in the Cassadines cryogenic lab. When Robin asks Victor why she should help him, he goes on to tell her that if she helps Helena and Stavros, she would also be helping Jason. Victor explains to Robin that Faison wanted control of Sonny's territory and to do that, he knew he had to get Jason out of the way. So he shot Jason and kicked his body into the water. Despite this action, Faison knew Jason could be a valuable asset to him in the future, so he had a group of men waiting offshore and they pulled Jason's body out of the water. After Jason was pulled from the water, Victor claims he was taken to the same Swiss clinic, where Robin, AJ Quartermaine, Stavros Cassadine and Duke Lavery were all either held against their will or treated.
When the clinic was raided in late 2012 and Duke was found, Victor says Dr. Liesl Obrecht arranged to have their most valuable patients transported elsewhere. Jason was put into Helena's care along with Stavros, and Helena put Jason into a cryogenic stasis. Victor goes on to say that Jason was healing from the gun shot wound, but was still debilitated which made him easier to manage. Robin doubts Victor's story, but Victor is adamant that he is telling the truth and Jason is not dead, only in a cryogenic sleep. Robin demands to see concrete proof that Victor has Jason, citing that is the only way she will consider his offer. Victor assures Robin he will give her the necessary evidence she needs in due time, but Patrick and Emma were on their way home, so they would have to meet at another time. Before Victor leaves he warns Robin that she cannot tell anyone about his project or else she will fail in saving Jason. Victor returns a day later with a DVD that he shows Robin as proof that Jason is still alive. After watching the DVD, Robin seems to believe that Jason is alive, but is still torn at leaving her family. She is unsure of her decision until she meets Jason's son, Danny in the park. After meeting Danny, Robin decides to accept Victor's offer and bring Helena and Stavros back, so she can also save Jason. On March 4, 2014 Robin confirms that Jason is alive.
On August 12, 2014, Victor injected Jason with a new medicine that Robin had invented. At first it appeared Jason was recovering, but then his vitals started to drop. Robin used a defibrillator on Jason, until Victor's goons held her back. Victor assumed Jason was dead and went to close the lid on the cryogenic capsule, but Jason's hand grabbed Victor's wrist, confirming he is alive and awake. Victor then revealed his plans to use Jason for his own agenda. On September 12, Jason is seen struggling to gets free of his restraints. On September 15, he breaks free and knocks out William Eichner.
On September 16, Jason finds Robin chained up and uses a gun to shoot the chain and free her. They then embraced and Jason reveals that he can't talk. They prepare to leave the clinic, but they are stopped by Helena Cassadine. Helena says she has big plans for Jason and Robin, and she tries to take them, but Jason kills Helena's goons and they escape the clinic just before it blows up. Jason and Robin steal a car and get on the road back to Port Charles. Robin fills Jason in on some things, including telling Jason that Danny is his biological son. When they near Port Charles, Robin decides it would be too dangerous to their families to go straight home, because Helena could still be on their tail. Instead, Robin heads to The Metro Court to find her mother and fill her in, and Jason goes to Sonny's house. Jason makes it to Sonny's front door but is kidnapped by Helena's goons. He is then seen in a car with them but manages to jump out of the moving vehicle.
Jason finds the road and while on the road Ava Jerome runs him over. Ava got out of the car she wanted to call 911 but if she did Sonny would find her she calls Jordan Ashford. Jordan tells Ava that she will take the blame since Ava was driving her car for the accident and let Ava get away. Jason is rushed to the hospital. Elizabeth is one of the nurse working on him but she doesn't recognize him because of injures. Jason flat lines, but they got him back and he goes into surgery. Jason was in surgery for over 36 hours and had to have several reconstructive surgeries, including facial reconstruction to repair all the damage. On the same day that Jason got out of surgery, Sam was at the hospital taking Danny for a check-up. As Sam and Danny are leaving the check-up, Danny wanders into Jason's room and grabs his father's hand.
Sam chases after Danny and finds him in the room with Jason. She tries to get Danny to let go of the "stranger's" hand, but he refuses. Elizabeth arrives a little while later and gets Danny to let go of Jason's hand by offering him candy. Sam and Liz talk about the "John Doe" patient and his accident. Sam spends some time holding Jason's hand and talking to him. She tells him that she doesn't know what it is about him, but she wants to see him get better. Right after Sam asks him to get better, Jason's vitals spike momentarily. Liz says Sam can stay with the patient while she goes to get his doctor, because Sam talking to him was doing him good. But Sam was unable to stay, because she had to go to Amsterdam for a case she's working on. Liz leaves to get the doctor and Sam and Danny say goodbye to "John Doe," unaware that it was Jason they were talking to the entire time. When Jason wakes up he has trouble remembering what happened to him. He remembered the accident but cannot remember his own name. His has memory flashes of Liz and Jake, which leads him to believe that his name is Jake. On October 13, Jason's bandages are removed.
In December, Helena tells Jason that she is his boss and orders him to kidnap Sam and help Faison escape. He then goes to the police station wearing a mask and a black suit. He abducts her at gunpoint, but is stopped by police who command him to let Sam go. He refuses unless he gives him the keys to Pentonville so Faison can escape. Jason shoots Det. Nathan West and the police hand him over the keys. Jason knocks Sam out and evades the police in the Pentonville van. Later, Helena helps Faison flee the country with his daughter. Weeks later, Sam suspects Jason as the gunman, but he denies it and suddenly forgets what he did to Sam.
On Christmas Eve, Jason almost kisses Liz under the mistletoe, but Ric Lansing (Liz's ex-husband) interrupts them. On New Years Eve after talking with Ric, Jason decides to move out of Elizabeth house so he can start to find out who he is and also to find a better job. After he leaves Elizabeth house he goes to the Metro Court Hotel to see if Carly Jacks can give him any job so he can pay rent. Carly asks why he needs to pay rent and Jason tells her that he moved out of Elizabeth's house because he might have family out there somewhere and also because of Ric. Carly tells Jason that Ric isn't a good person and she tells him she doesn't like Ric because of things he did to her in the past. Jason as says that he doesn't like him either. Ric and Elizabeth showed up because of the New Years Eve party and Elizabeth was shocked to see him there. Carly tells them that Jason works at the hotel as a bartender. Carly gave him the drinks to pass around he runs into Sam and Patrick. Sam ask does he work here he said Carly hired him. He say's will miss her accusing him holding her hostage at gun point. At midnight, Jason watches everyone kissing and feels sad as he looks at Ric and Elizabeth kissing. Carly comes over and kisses him to comfort him.
In January, Carly gives him hotel room. The next morning Carly comes to Jason's room and they end up having breakfast together. Later on, while Jason is talking to Carly she reads the newspaper about the gunmen that grabbed Sam. Carly sees that Jason upset and Jason finally tells Carly that the reason Sam doesn't like him is because she thinks he's the gunman. Jason tells her that he had a flashback of him grabbing Sam. He also tells her that around the same time the gunmen was grabbing Sam he was out looking for a job. Carly says maybe Sam getting into his head. Carly tells Jason to go see Dr. Kevin Collins.
Later on, Carly takes Jason to see Kevin and they ran into Sam. Sam and Carly talk while Jason goes to the office to see Kevin. When he gets there Helena is sitting in Kevin's chair and she tells him to sit down. Jason tells Helena the Sam suspects him of being the gunman. Helena tells Jason that it is true he did grab Sam. Jason says that he is leaving, but Helena tells him not too so he doesn't and can't. Jason asks why she doing this to him why not have stationed somewhere until his next mission. She tells him she does have another mission for him. Later on, Jason comes out of the office and tell Sam and Carly that Kevin says the flashbacks were nothing and that they were just planted there. Then, there is a flashback about Helena ordering Jason to kill his own wife. Jason doesn't know Sam is his wife and Sam thinks Jason is dead.
Later on, Jason is going through a bag when he finds gun as he picks it up, Carly knocks on the door so he quickly hides the gun. He opens the door and Carly hugs him. She is upset because Michael still hasn't forgiven her. Jason and Carly talk and he offers to talk to Michael for her but she say that it’s not the best idea because Michael actually likes Jason. Later on, Jason is seen on the pier having a flashback of Helena ordering him to kill Sam. Elizabeth comes by and she invites him to dinner since Ric and Molly were out of town. Jason tells her that it isn't good idea because he’s afraid that he won’t be able to stop himself from wanting more.
A couple of days later, Jason goes to Sam's penthouse and enters after Sam and Patrick go upstairs. He sees pictures of Sam and himself with his old face and he starts to her Sam’s voice in his head. Then Robin appears and Jason stands up to shoot her but she tells him that she’s not really here. Robin asks him why he doing this. He tells her Helena told him too, she asks him why he taking orders from Helena, just as the phone rings. It was Helena him if the job was done and he says no. Jason tells her there Sam has company so she tells him kill both of them. After the call Robin disappears, so Jason goes upstairs to kill Sam and Patrick. When he opens the door and sees them in bed, he starts to have flashbacks of him and Sam on the night he got shot, them putting their wedding rings back on, and fooling around in bed. Sam and Patrick head for the shower while Jason enters the room and has more flashbacks of Sam giving him the phoenix before he left. He hears Sam and Patrick coming out of the shower so he takes the phoenix and leaves. Jason goes to the docks, has more memories and then passes out.
The next day paramedics find him and take him to the hospital. Lucas and Elizabeth treat him for hypothermia and a laceration on his forehead. Elizabeth calls Carly, who arrives soon after demanding to see Jason. Carly talks to Jason and then she looks in the bag that was found with him and finds a gun. She asks him if he has ever seen it. He says no, then she pulls out a ski mask. Jason doesn't know where he got any of those things. He is starting to wonder if he took Sam hostage. Carly tells Jason that they are going to see Kevin again. Patrick and Elizabeth come back and Carly leaves with the bag because Jason begged her not to tell anyone. Later on, Carly and Jason are seen in Kevin office talking about his memories. Carly also finds a phone in the bag. Jason tells her that he has never seen or used it before. Carly check the phone to see if any calls or text were on the phone and there are but they come up as unknown calls. Jason is eager to get answers, so Carly goes to find Kevin.
Jason gets a call from Helena and she tells him to meet her. Jason leaves and goes to the graveyard. He sees Bill Eckert's grave dug up. Helena asked him why Sam and Patrick are not dead. Jason tells her a woman stopped him. Helena figured out that Robin was the one that stopped him in his head. So Jason asks why she hurting people and what Sam means to him. Helena tells him to forget about killing Sam, she has another mission for him. Later on, it is revealed in a flashback that Helena ordered Jason to put a bomb on the Haunted Star. Jason is later seen on the docks when a delivery guy comes along, he attacks the guy, drags him away and takes his place. Jason walks onto the Haunted Star and introduces himself to Lulu, who tells him where to put the drinks.
Meanwhile at the police station after Kevin revealed to Carly that he never had a meeting with Jason, Carly figures out that Jason lied but that something is wrong. She asks Nathan if Dante was there, he said no that he was called on another police matter. Carly tells Nathan she thinks that Jason was the one that broke Faison out of prison so she shows him the evidence.
Nathan finds the gun and has it tested against the bullet the doctors pulled out of him and the gun came back as a match. Meanwhile back on the Haunted Star, Jason plants the bomb in underneath behind the bar. Helena calls Jason and he tells her that the job is done. Maxie calls Nathan to see if he’s coming he says yes he just got held up on some thing. Maxie tells him to take his time because Jason is there. Later on, Nathan comes to the Haunted Star and arrests Jason. He is then taken into police custody where Sam wants to question him about breaking into her apartment.
- Has been involved in "unscrupulous" mob-related activities
- Committed Grand Theft Auto along with Jagger Cates and Karen Wexler to payoff a blackmail scheme 
- Stole from Edward Quartermaine's rare coin collection 
- Stole his parents checkbook and forged a check to payoff a blackmail scheme 
- Arrested for Train Surfing 
- Threatened to kill his father Alan Quartermaine after he brought up Sonny's dead wife, Lily 
- Threatened to kill Jasper Jacks after he broke up a fight with Sonny Corinthos 
- Threatened to kill Dr. Pierce Dorman on numerous ocassions 
- Put on trial for the murder of Luis Alcazar [Nov 2002 to Feb 2003; charges dropped]
- Arrested for interfering with the capture of Sonny Corinthos [Dec 2003]
- Defied a court order; along with Courtney Matthews, took Michael and Morgan Corinthos to France when a social worker arrived to take them away [Dec 2003]
- Kidnapped Lorenzo Alcazar and held him captive [Jan 6-19, 2004]
- Had Faith Rosco committed to a mental facility under false pretenses [Jan 2004]
- Offered Sam McCall $1 million to leave Port Charles [Jan 2004]
- Accused of shooting Brian (not guilty) [Feb 2004]
- Killed Andy Capelli in self-defense [Feb 2004]
- Perjury; signed a statement claiming that Andy Capelli killed Zander Smith during the P.C. Hotel fire to protect Elizabeth Webber [Mar 2004]
- Attempted murder; tried to throw Faith Rosco over the balcony of her hotel room [Mar 2004]
- Attempted murder; almost murdered Lorenzo Alcazar, but was knocked out by Courtney [Apr 2004]
- Tampered with Sam's baby's paternity test [May 2004]
- Killed Nico, who shot Sonny and attempted to kill/kidnap Sam [Jun 2004]
- Attempted to kill Faith upon her arrival back in Port Charles [Summer 2004]
- Broke into John Durant’s apartment [Summer 2004]
- Bugged John Durant’s apartment [Nov 2004]
- Helped Sam elude police custody to clear her name in Kristina Corinthos-Davis’ kidnapping [Feb 2005]
- Shot Faith Rosco and killed two of her men during a shootout [Feb 2005]
- Carried out a hit against the Sandoval family [Mar 2005]
- Shot and killed Asher Thomas in defense of his mother, Monica Quartermaine [Aug 2005]
- Arrested for the attempted murder of Manny Ruiz (never convicted) [Aug 2005]
- Controlled the Corinthos holdings during Sonny’s breakdown [Spring-Summer 2006]
- Staged a bust for Lucky to help his career [Jun 2006]
- Shot a suspect, allowing Lucky to take credit [Jun 2006]
- Killed Manny Ruiz during a struggle on the hospital roof top [Jul 2006]
- Adultery; slept with Elizabeth Webber while she was married to Lucky Spencer [Aug 14, 2006]
- Beat up Ric Lansing [Oct 2006]
- Helped Sam McCall evade capture after escaping from jail [Nov 2006]
- Impersonated a doctor [Nov 2006]
- Took Epiphany Johnson "hostage" at gunpoint [Nov 2006]
- Attempted to kill James Craig a.k.a Jerry Jacks after Metro Court Hostage Crisis [Feb 2007]
- Shoot out with Lorenzo’s men in The Cellar [Apr 2007]
- Engaged in a shoot-out with Jerry Jacks [May 2007]
- Murdered Lorenzo Alcazar [May 2007]
- Jumped bail to rescue his kidnapped son [Jul 2007]
- Falsely confessed to shooting Spinelli in the foot; given four months of community service at GH as janitor [Jul-Oct 2007; GH:NS]
- Threatened to kill Sam McCall after he learned she hired two armed goons to terrorize Elizabeth, Cameron and Jake in the park [Aug 2007]
- Shot and killed Ian Devlin in defense of Maxie Jones [May 2008]
- Burned down the Zacchara mansion [Jun 2008]
- Obstruction of justice; knew Lulu Spencer had murdered Logan Hayes and aided in the cover-up of his death [Jul-Sep 2008]
- Beat up two of Karpov's guards after they injured Spinelli [Sep 2008]
- Shot and killed three of Karpov's associates [Nov 2008]
- Shot Det. Dante Falconeri in the abdomen during an ambush in the woods [Jun 23, 2009]
- Obstruction of justice; covered up the murder of Claudia Zacchara [Nov 2009]
- Threaten to kill Lt. Ronnie Dimestico if he didn't provide information on Franco [Jan 2010]
- Ordered multiple times to kill Ethan Lovett under the orders of Sonny Corinthos [Mar-Apr 2010]
- Plead guilty to a class D felony in order to get sent to prison to protect Michael; released after Sonny and Claire found a loophole in his plea bargain. [May-Aug 2010]
- Stabbed and killed Carter - the man who attacked Michael - in self-defense [Jun 2010]
- Assaulted former mayor Prescott Floyd [Dec 2011]
- Shot and 'killed' Franco and burned down his residence [Jan 2012; Franco was revealed to be alive in 2013]
- Arrested for the 'murder' of Franco [May 2012]
- Ordered two men to beat up John McBain; this led to the kidnapping of his son, Danny Morgan [Jun 2012]
- Shot Joe Scully, Jr.'s associates [Jul 2012]
- Kidnapped and tied up Joe Scully, Jr. in one of Sonny's warehouses (under Sonny's orders) [Jul 2012]
- Held Jerry Jacks at gunpoint [Aug 2012]
- Shot and killed Ewen Keenan in defense of Elizabeth [Sep 2012]
- Shot and killed Joe Scully, Jr. in self-defense [Oct 2012]
- Knocked William Eichner and a doctor unconscious at the Crichton-Clark Clinic [Sep 16, 2014]
- Killed two of Helena Cassadine's goons [Sep 17, 2014]
- Held Helena at gunpoint until she simply pleaded "Don't shoot!" [Sep 17, 2014]
- Kidnapped and held his wife, Sam Morgan hostage at gunpoint [Dec 5-8, 2014; as Jake]
- Shot Det. Nathan West in the shoulder [Dec 8, 2014; as Jake]
- Knocked Sam out [Dec 8, 2014; as Jake]
- Stole the police van that Faison was being transferred to Pentonville in [Dec 8, 2014; as Jake]
- Assault; slammed Carlos Rivera's head into a table in defense of Carly [Dec 12, 2014; as Jake]
- Broke into Sam Morgan's apartment [Jan 16, 2015; as Jake]
- Almost shot and killed Sam and Patrick Drake under Helena Cassadine's orders [Jan 19-20, 2015; as Jake]
- Stole the phoenix statue from Sam's apartment [Jan 20, 2015; as Jake]
- Knocked someone unconscious [Jan 29, 2015; as Jake]
- Planted a bomb in the kitchen of the Haunted Star under the orders of Helena and Fluke [Jan 29, 2015; as Jake]
Health and VitalsEdit
- Suffered permanent brain damage following an accident caused by his brother, A.J. [Dec 1995]
- Almost killed by Asher Thomas under the orders of A.J. while in a coma [1996; revealed 2005]
- Shot in the abdomen by the Tin Man [Jul 1997]
- Shot in the side by Moreno's men when their mob meeting went wrong [Dec 1999]
- Injured in a car accident with Courtney while headed to tell Sonny about them [Feb 2003]
- Shot in the side by Reese Marshall, an FBI agent [Feb 2005]
- Held at gunpoint and almost killed by his brother, A.J. [Apr 2005]
- Injured his arm after falling from a balcony at Quartermaine Mansion [Apr 2005]
- Almost poisoned to death by Asher Thomas [Aug 2005]
- Began suffering severe headaches after taking an experimental drug [Fall 2005]
- Injured in a train wreck [Nov 2005]
- Began suffering extreme seizures as a side effect of the drug and required surgery [Dec 2005]
- Shot in the shoulder by Manny Ruiz while attempting to rescue Sam McCall [Jul 2006]
- Shot in the knee by police [Nov 2006]
- Hit over the head with tequila bottle by Lulu Spencer [Nov 2006]
- Trapped in an elevator with Elizabeth Webber following the Metro Court explosion [Feb 2007]
- Suffered burns to his hands while trying to save a women in a burning ambulance [Jul 2007; GH:NS]
- Injured his hands rescuing Elizabeth from Diego Alcazar and required reconstructive surgery [Mar 2008]
- Suffered a bout of Asian flu [Jun 2008]
- Accidentally shot in the shoulder by Sam McCall during the hospital bio-toxin crisis [Feb 2009]
- Knocked out and rendered temporarily unconscious by Sonny Corinthos [Feb 2009]
- Injured in a bomb explosion [Apr 2009]
- Developed an infection after Jerry Jacks shot him in the shoulder and the leg/knee and trapped him underneath the rubble of an abandoned church, leaving him for dead [Aug 2009]
- Used as bait to draw Franco out of hiding [Summer 2010]
- Suffered a head injury after a car accident [Aug 2011]
- Underwent brain surgery to remove a piece of dashboard from his 1995 car accident with A.J. [Aug 2011]
- Drugged and trapped in a room by Franco and forced to watch Franco sexually assault his wife, Sam [Nov 2011]
- Knocked unconscious after running into Michael while on his motorcycle [Dec 2011]
- Passed out in the hospital corridor [Jan 2012]
- Diagnosed with brain swelling [Jan 2012]
- Underwent surgery to relieve the swelling on his brain [Feb 2012]
- Experienced a fever after ingesting the toxin Jerry Jacks had placed in the Port Charles water supply [Sep 2012]
- Shot in the leg by Ewen Keenan while rescuing Elizabeth Webber [Sep 2012]
- Almost got shot by Joe Scully, Jr [Oct 2012]
- Presumed dead after being shot in the back by Cesar Faison (disguised as Duke Lavery) and dumped into the harbor [Oct 2012]
- Revealed to be alive and in a cryogenic state [Oct 2012; revealed Mar 4, 2014]
- Held captive at the Crichton-Clark Clinic against his own will by Victor Cassadine [Oct 2012-Sep 14]
- Suffered from bruised vocal cords rendering him temporally unable to talk due to the fact that he pulled out his ventilator [revealed Sep 16, 2014]
- Was trapped in a building about to blow up but got out before it did [Sep 16-17, 2014]
- Rendered temporarily unconscious after being hit over the head by Helena's goons [Sep 17, 2014]
- Had a fever [revealed Sep 22, 2014]
- Kidnapped by Helena's goons [Sep 23, 2014]
- Jumped out of a moving vehicle [Sep 23, 2014]
- Run over by Ava Jerome [Sep 24, 2014]
- Fractured his left arm [Sep 24, 2014; revealed Sep 25, 2014]
- Possible internal bleeding [revealed Sep 25, 2014]
- Underwent multiple surgeries including facial reconstructive surgery [Sep 25, 2014]
- Conditioned to follow Helena Cassadine's orders [Dec 2014-present]
- Had a hallucination; saw Robin Scorpio-Drake when she really wasn't there [Jan 19, 2015]
- Fell on docks and rendered unconscious; treated for a laceration on his forehead [Jan 20, 2015]
- Suffered from hypothermia [revealed Jan 21, 2015]
- Jason and Sam Morgan
- Jason Morgan and Carly Jacks
- Jason Morgan and Elizabeth Webber
- Corinthos mob family
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