|Jason and Sam Morgan|
| Billy Miller and Kelly Monaco as|
Jason and Sam Morgan
|Marriage/relationship dates|| 2005 - 07 (lovers)|
2009 - 11 (lovers)
Sep 2011 - present
|Married by||Robert Yi|
|Age at wedding or meeting|| Jason (37)|
|Couple residence|| Metro Court Hotel|
1420 Quartz Ln, Rm 357
Port Charles, New York (Jason)
122 Harbor View Dr, PH #2
Port Charles, New York (Sam)
Casting and MusicEdit
The role of Jason Morgan was played by Daytime Emmy award-winning actor Steve Burton from 1991 to 2012. Burton made his debut on December 19, 1991 and portrayed Jason on General Hospital for a total of twenty-one years. After leaving the show in 2000 to pursue other interests, Burton returned to General Hospital full time in May 2002. Burton exited the show again in 2012 after ten more years with the soap.
In 1998, Burton won a Daytime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Jason.
On September 2, 2014, after months of speculation, executive producer Frank Valentini announced on Twitter that actor, Billy Miller, formerly known for his roles 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 debuted on October 1, 2014, which also coincided with the eleven year anniversary of Monaco's first appearance on the soap as Sam.
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.
The role of Samantha McCall was originated by former Baywatch star and Playboy's April 1997 Playmate of the Month, actress Kelly Monaco, who debuted on October 1, 2003.
In 2006, Monaco was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her portrayal of Sam.
The couple's official song is "Just You and Me" written by musicians Rie Sinclair and Bob Harty and performed by Jayson Belt. In 2009, after guest starring on General Hospital, American Idol contestant and tenth place finalist Chikezie Eze, covered the couple's theme song on his YouTube account. Also in 2009, a new instrumental version of "Just You and Me" was composed for the couple's reunion. "Just You and Me" was played for the couple when they finally wed in September of 2011, but the couple shared their first dance as newlyweds to Ray LaMontagne's "Hold You In My Arms." On their wedding night, "Better Man" by James Morrison was played for the couple when they made love.
Jason and Sam have been involved on and off since 2004. Amidst turmoil, separation and heartache, this couple continues to have a strong bond and always manage to find their way back to one another. The couple was an instant success when they began their romance back in 2004 and have maintained their popularity throughout the years. Over the years, certain sources, both critics and fans alike, have deemed them a supercouple, a power-couple and a fan favorite couple. In 2009, the couple was named one of the best soap opera couples of the decade.
Jason and Sam are both adrenaline junkies who enjoy a good fight and have always excepted each other for who they are. They are also very unconventional so unconventional that he proposed to her with a lug nut because Maxie lost the real engagement ring. They also exchanged Alan's ring and Lila's ring during their wedding ceremony. Jason is the dragon and Sam is the phoenix. They also gave each other the figurines for their first Christmas as a married couple.
After two prior engagements, Sam and Jason were finally married on September 22, 2011 in a small and intimate ceremony at Noodle Buddha, a Chinese restaurant. They share a son named, Danny, who was born in June of 2012. In October 2012, Jason was presumed dead when he was shot the back by Cesar Faison, who was masquerading as Duke Lavery.
In 2014, Jason returned with amnesia as "Jake Doe" and he and Sam had no idea that they are husband and wife. They do not have an immediate connection with each other, but they become friends. On their four year wedding anniversary Sam and Jason (aka Jake) run into each other at Noodle Buddha and Mrs. Yi mistakes Jake for Jason. She insists they renew their vows, so Sam and "Jake" agree and unknowingly, really do renew their vows.
In November 2015, they both find out that Jake is really Jason, although he still has no memory of his life with Sam or anything from before his accident in 2014. They are currently separated and have begun divorce proceedings. While she is still in love with him, he currently doesn't have romantic feelings for her but they are getting closer as he is regaining his memory.
Jason Morgan first met Samantha McCall in the PCPD interrogation room. They both had been arrested for aiding and abetting Sonny Corinthos and Scott Baldwin stuck them in the room together in an attempt to pit them against one another. But Sam and Jason turned the tables on Scott when Sam refused to testify against Jason and Sonny and to show his gratitude; Jason offered to cover all of Sam’s legal expenses. Sam later became involved with Sonny and in an attempt to protect Sonny’s family with Carly Corinthos he offered Sam a million dollars to leave town. Insulted, Sam refused the offer and decided to stay in town with Sonny, who she continued to have a relationship with. During her relationship with Sonny, Sam witnessed someone putting a bomb in Sonny’s car. As a result of what she saw, she was stabbed and Jason was assigned to protect her until they could find the bomber and her attacker. During their time together, Jason and Sam fought a lot and did not get along at all, at first. Sam believed that Jason disapproved of her, and Jason wanted Sonny and Carly back together, so he continually pushed for Sam to end her relationship with Sonny. This conflict caused a great amount of tension between them.
In early 2004, Sam found out that she was pregnant with Sonny’s child. Sam was scared and wasn’t sure if she wanted to be a mother, or if she even wanted to tell Sonny. Jason found out about the pregnancy and began pressuring her to tell Sonny. Sonny reunited with Carly and Sam decided to have an abortion, but realized that she couldn’t go through with it, just as Jason ran in the clinic to stop her. Sam finally told Sonny that she was pregnant, but the baby also could have been Jasper Jacks', a man whom she had a relationship with before Sonny. Jax and Sonny began arguing over the baby, but Sam decided to give the baby up for adoption and ran away to a convent in South America. Jason followed her and eventually convinced her to return home. Jason offered to let her stay at his place to avoid the fighting and Sam agreed.
Jason offered to marry Sam and pretend to be the father of her baby in order to protect his nephew Michael Corinthos and Sonny and Carly’s marriage. He switched Sam’s paternity test without her knowledge and everyone thought that he was the father of her child, except for himself, Sam and Sonny who all knew the truth. Over time, Jason and Sam began to bond, trust, and care for each other. They continued to grow friendlier as Jason protected her from her abusive ex-boyfriend Nico Dane and helped give her mentally handicapped brother Danny McCall a better life at a specialized school in Hawaii. When Jason's grandmother Lila Quartermaine died in the summer of 2004, Sam and Jason decided to name her baby, Lila Morgan in honor of Jason's grandmother. Sadly in November of 2004, Sam’s daughter, Lila McCall was stillborn. Jason grieved with her and helped her make the choice of donating her child's stem cells to save the life of Sonny’s other daughter Kristina Corinthos-Davis, who had leukemia. By supporting each other through this tragedy, Jason and Sam slowly began to grow even closer as their bond grew stronger.
Jason and Sam realized they had strong feelings for each other, but Jason did not want to start a relationship with her for fear of her safety. Jason and Sam reconnected after Sam helped a young woman, named Bridget give birth to her baby. Jason and Sam became happily engaged and planned to adopt their foster daughter, whom Jason named Hope Morgan. Bridget's grandmother later came into town to take Hope, and this put a strain on Sam and Jason's relationship because Jason believed that if Hope had family that was willing and able to care for her, then she should be with her family. This conflict caused Sam to leave Jason for a few weeks, but eventually they slowly worked through their problems and reconnected. However, while they were apart, Sam broke into Sonny's house, stole $100,000, and tried to buy a baby off the black market. In her grief over losing Hope, Sam wanted to give Jason a baby that no one could ever take away from them.
Her plan failed when the lady that she gave Sonny's money to, conned her and skipped town. Sam then found herself in even deeper trouble, when she was arrested for kidnapping Kristina, who had recently gone missing. Michael Corinthos and Morgan Corinthos also later went missing. Jason was the only person who believed that Sam was innocent and the two of them worked together to discover that A.J. Quartermaine and Faith Rosco were the real kidnappers of the Corinthos children. They tracked down the children and were able to bring Morgan and Kristina home safe, but Michael was presumed dead. Jason however refused to believe he was dead and with the help and support of Sam, they were able to track Michael down and bring him home safe and alive. Michael had been brainwashed and Sam along with Micheal's aunt, Emily Bowen-Quartermaine were very instrumental in helping him get therapy and deal with the trauma of his ordeal.
When things cooled down, Jason and Sam went on a romantic vacation on Sonny's yacht, but they were kidnapped by phony police. They were taken to a private island and met a woman named Allegra Montenegro who wanted Sam’s help. They also met her daughter Alicia Montenegro who looked identical to Sam and was being held captive in the basement of her home. Allegra needed Sam to impersonate her daughter Alicia, and marry her rich fiancé named Andrew Olsen in order to keep the rich lifestyle that the Montenegro's were accustomed to. Sam reluctantly agreed to her plan in order to save Jason and herself. Jason and Sam eventually escaped after Andrew was killed but Allegra kidnapped them again and Sam was arrested as Alicia for Andrew’s murder. Allegra helped Jason break Sam out of jail, get the real Alicia arrested, and got them both off of the island.
In the fall of 2005, Jason began to suffer from life threatening headaches, seizures and amnesia. He quit working for Sonny and got a job on the docks. He also quickly fell back in love with Sam, even though he had no memory of their life together. Jason’s condition was fatal, but he refused treatment. Jason and Sam decided to move to Hawaii because he wanted to start fresh and wanted nothing to do with his old mob life. During this time, Manny Ruiz became a serious threat. He tried to kill Jason and repeatedly tried to kidnap and rape Sam. Sam, determined to save Jason’s life, learned that Robin Scorpio had developed an experimental treatment for the disorder Jason had. Sam and Robin met in New York City and Robin agreed to help Jason. They were both on a train on their way back to Port Charles when Manny caused a train collision and both became trapped. Jason suffered from another seizure but escaped the hospital in order to save the people he loved.
Jason stayed behind in the tunnel to find Carly, and defuse the bombs Manny had set to explode. He was believed to be dead but eventually found an escape tunnel. When word got out that he had survived, he was joyously reunited with Sam, and proposed to her again, admitting that he had been carrying her engagement ring with him the whole time that he was trapped in the tunnel. After the train crash, he agreed to allow Robin to become his doctor and Robin treated Jason with her experimental drug treatment. Robin’s treatment managed to help Jason regain his memory but did not cure his disorder. Jason and Sam moved back to Hawaii to live out the last days of his life because he initially did not want the surgery, but he decided to have the surgery to stay with Sam. Robin tracked down renowned surgeon Patrick Drake and got him to operate on Jason. Jason’s surgery was successful and Jason credited Sam for saving his life by convincing him to have the surgery.
In 2006, the encephalitis virus invaded Port Charles and Sam became deathly sick. Jason and Carly teamed up to investigate the illness. They rescued a kidnapped Lucky Spencer and found the antidote in the fictional Maarkam Islands. They returned to Port Charles with the antidote. Unfortunately, they were not in time to save Courtney Matthews or Sam’s brother Danny. Danny told Sam before he died that their parents had picked her especially for him. Suspicious of this statement, Sam had a DNA test which confirmed that Danny and Sam were not biologically related. Sam was convinced she was adopted and Jason helped her investigate the truth about her past. Jason and Sam were stunned to learn that Alexis Davis was Sam’s biological mother. Jason remained supportive of Sam, but both of them decided it would be best for them to keep Alexis in the dark.
Although Sam wanted to have children, she was shot by Manny Ruiz resulting in her inability to become pregnant again. Alexis was told that she was Sam’s mother and convinced Jason to break up with Sam for her own safety even though they were still very much in love. After months of trying to win him back and not succeeding, in her grief Sam slept with Ric Lansing who is one of Jason's biggest enemies and was at the time her mother’s husband. After seeing Sam and Ric together, Jason was tormented and went back to the penthouse to drown his sorrows in alcohol. Elizabeth Webber showed up during a blackout needing a shoulder to cry on after seeing her husband with another woman. Jason and Elizabeth slept together, which resulted in a pregnancy, but Elizabeth initially said that her husband Lucky Spencer and not Jason, was the father of her child.
Jason and Sam reconnected in late 2006 after having many emotional fights where they worked through their problems. Ric in an attempt to get revenge on Sam and Jason, framed Sam for murder and had her arrested. Sam broke out of jail and she and Jason went on the run to find the evidence they needed to clear her name. They tracked down Lorenzo Alcazar’s computer hacker Damian Spinelli who had fabricated the evidence against her and had the ability to clear her name. Sam was eventually cleared when Spinelli explained how he fabricated the evidence against her and Jason and Sam were free to continue on with their lives together and in the clear.
Sam and Jason decided that they wanted a family and began trying to conceive. When Sam didn't get pregnant quickly she went for a check-up and was told that she could never have kids and Sam was devastated. Jerry Jacks took the Metro Court Hotel hostage and Jason helped Sam escape to warn the police that the lobby was wired to explode. While stuck in an elevator, Elizabeth admitted the truth to Jason and told him that he was the father of her baby. Jason wanted to tell Sam the truth, but Elizabeth wanted to keep it a secret and pass the baby off as her husband’s. Jason agreed to keep the secret and not tell Sam, allowing Elizabeth to pass the child off as Lucky’s. Sam was seen as a hero for her actions during the hostage crisis and was given a new job as the host of a television show called Everyday Heroes. But the show turned out to be a set up by a woman named Amelia Joffee who wanted revenge on Sam because years ago Sam killed her father Bill Monroe in self-defense. Sam’s new job and the secret Jason was keeping caused them to drift further apart and Amelia’s manipulations caused them to spend less time together.
When Sam was out of town, Elizabeth gave birth to a son, whom she named Jake Spencer. Sam returned and went to congratulate Elizabeth and was shocked and devastated when she overheard Elizabeth mention that Jason was Jake’s real father. Sam tried to get Jason to tell her the truth but his guilt caused him to pull away every time Sam tried to get him to tell. Their relationship suffered from the weight of the lies, secrets, guilt and the manipulations of outside parties. Jason was arrested for the murder of Lorenzo Alcazar and soon his son Jake was kidnapped. At this point Jason and Sam’s relationship began rapidly deteriorating. Sam saw the kidnapping and did nothing to stop it, and Jason found out when he rescued the baby. When Amelia told Sam that Jason knew the truth, Sam asked Spinelli to help her get into the prison to see him. At the prison they had a heated fight, laid all their cards out on the table and Sam broke up with Jason.
Sam and Jason were no longer on speaking terms, having already done too much damage to one another and Sam in true Cassadine fashion, started to spiral out of control. She hired Elizabeth's husband Lucky as her bodyguard to seduce him and make Jason jealous. She slept with Lucky and later hired two crewmen from her Everyday Heroes set to scare Elizabeth and her two sons with guns in the park so that Jason would stay away from them for their own safety. Unfortunately, Sam's plan worked too well, and when Jason discovered Sam's involvement, he was furious and threatened her life if she tried anything again. Despite the threat, the very next day when Sam called Jason claiming that her life was in danger, he rushed to her aid. Jason found Sam at her apartment and she told him that she was going to seduce Lucky. He was visibly upset but left without a word. After this point, Sam and Jason continued on with their separate lives and avoided one another, too hurt and angry to face each other. They made an exception during the Black and White Ball, when they put their hurt feelings aside to rescue Carly from Anthony Zacchara, who was terrorizing people at the ball.
In 2008, while still living their separate lives, Jason and Sam began to soften to one another again. In early January, a man named Joe walked into General Hospital with a bomb strapped to his chest and demanded that his pregnant wife get treatment. Joe and his wife had previously been turned away from GH because they didn't have health insurance, but Joe would only accept the best for his wife and forced the doctors at the hospital to treat her. During the lockdown, Elizabeth ran into the hospital with Jake, needing to see a doctor because Jake had been in a house fire. Joe initially refused to let any of the doctors help Elizabeth and Jake, but Sam managed to convince Joe the Bomber to allow Jake treatment. Soon after, Jason arrived at GH and he and Sam fell back into their old pattern and worked together to stop Joe and get the hospital off lockdown.
In February, the Text Message Killer's attacks on Port Charles residents increased. Sam found her mother being strangled on the docks and managed to fight the killer off, saving Alexis. This angered the TMK and a few days later, he retaliated by attacking Sam. Sam fought him off, but as she was running away, she was struck by a car, driven by a drunk, Monica Quartermaine. While Sam was recovering in the hospital, Jason came to visit her. The encounter was a bit hostile as she snarked at him and he tried to get information on the TMK and her attack. Their conversation took a brief thaw, when Jason shocked Sam by being the first and only person to truly believe her when she said the TMK was still alive and wasn't Cooper Barrett as the whole town believed. Before Jason could ask anymore questions, he was kicked out of the room by Sam's doctor.
Sam was released from the hospital and went home. The TMK was lying in wait for her and attacked her again. The TMK revealed himself to be Diego Alcazar and he targeted Sam because of her relationship with Jason and the fact that she shot him back in 2006. Meanwhile, Jason sent two of his guards, Max and Milo Giambetti to Sam's apartment to check on her and make sure she was safe. They discovered that Sam was taken, along with Elizabeth, who arrived at Sam's place just as Diego was kidnapping her. Jason called Lucky and they both rushed off to Hangman's Bridge, where Jason dumped the body of Diego's father, Lorenzo Alcazar, a year prior. When they arrived they found Diego's car about to go over the side of the bridge with Sam and Elizabeth inside. Jason and Lucky worked together and were able to rescue them both before the car went over the edge. Diego later died by accidentally hanging himself during a confrontation with Nikolas Cassadine.
In April, when Jason's nephew Michael was shot and went into a coma, Sam went to comfort Jason at the hospital. She also helped him track down Ian Devlin, who was the man responsible for shooting Michael. Jason and Sam then went their separate ways for a few months, but they both maintained a mutual friend in Spinelli and this sometimes caused them to cross paths. In November of 2008, Jason and Sam crossed paths again due to their similar conflicts with Jerry Jacks and the Russian mobster Andrei Karpov. Sam was working undercover for Karpov to bring down his illegal drug ring that was making patients sick at General Hospital. Jason, who was at the time, boss of the Corinthos Organization was having territorial conflicts with Karpov. Sam was kidnapped by Jerry who wanted to use her for his get away, but she was rescued by Jason. After the Russian’s burned down Sonny’s coffee shop, Sam offered to help Jason bring them down. Jason was hesitant but Sam insisted and started to help him anyways.
Tensions heated up even more with the Russians after Jason and Sam were involved in a shootout in one of their warehouses. With Jason and Lucky’s blessing, Sam took Elizabeth and her boys to Lucky’s out of town cabin for their own safety. While at the cabin, Sam and Elizabeth were involved in a shootout with a few of the Russian mobsters. Sam did her best to fend off the gunfire but at the end of the shootout they discovered that Jake had been kidnapped again, this time by the Russians. Jason and Sam tracked Jake down together and Sam risked her own life to save Jake’s. Jason was very thankful to Sam for saving his son.
At this point, their relationship began to thaw even more. Later after overhearing the Russians talk about eliminating Jason, Sam is cornered by them and taken. Just as they are about to kill her, she escapes but falls into a pit. She tried to get out but injured her hip and as she began to suffer from the cold she dreamt of Lucky, Alexis, and a scenario where she stopped Maureen Harper from taking Jake in the summer of 2007. Jason found Sam, who was suffering from hypothermia and rescued her from the pit. Sam apologized to Jason for letting Jake get kidnapped that summer, and continued to express her remorse and sorrow over her actions. He reassured her that it was all in the past and encouraged her to hold on as he tried his best to keep her warm. With the past now behind them, Sam and Jason started to move forward and become friendly again.
In early 2009, Sam and Jason were inside General Hospital when it went into lockdown again due to an outbreak of toxic poisonous gas contained in tiny balls. When the hospital started to burn down due to an outbreak of fire, they stayed together and stayed behind to find Spinelli who was still trapped inside the burning building. Once they found Spinelli, the three of them escaped and were the last ones out of the hospital. A few weeks later, Jason called Sam and needed her help with locating Anthony Zacchara. She agreed to help him and they traveled to Florida together, following a lead that Anthony had been spotted there. They posed as a newlywed couple and checked into the resort Anthony was staying in. Jason was impressed with Sam when she got all the information they needed on Anthony from the house keeper. Jason and Sam came close to catching up with Anthony, but he left the resort and headed back to Port Charles before they had the chance to apprehend him.
In March, Spinelli ran into trouble with the FBI. He went on the run, and Sam, Jason, and FBI agent Winifred Leeds worked together to clear him. When the situation started looking dire, Sam was able to destroy the evidence against Spinelli and clear him of the charges. Both Jason and Spinelli were very grateful for her help. Once Spinelli and Jason were free, Sam began focusing on getting her PI license and setting up her business with Spinelli who was going to be her partner. Jason helped them get established through his accountant Bernie Abrahams, who is a licensed PI and Sam later received her PI license and began working on her cases with Spinelli.
When Michael Corinthos woke up from his year long coma, Sam supported Jason and was there for him when he needed her, encouraging him and giving him advice. They began reconnecting and rebuilding their friendship which was growing stronger every day. When Sam’s sister Kristina Corinthos-Davis caused Sonny's latest wife Claudia Zacchara to crash her car and lose her unborn child, Kristina and her half brother Michael ran away to Mexico. Sam and Jason tracked the siblings but a resurfaced Jerry Jacks managed to capture Sam, luring Jason into a trap. During the ensuing shootout, Jason is pinned beneath a pile of rubble and Jerry shot him twice and left him for dead. Sam escapes and returns just in time to rescue Jason and she takes care of him and hides him, while he is injured and near death. Sam helps him heal and for a while, Jason starts hallucinating that he is in Hawaii with Sam. Jason and Sam grow closer as Sam nurses him back to health and at the end of the ordeal, they end up making love. Shortly after they decide not to talk about it. They find the teens and return back to Port Charles. After they return, Jason and Sam remain drawn to each other, continue sleeping together and soon admit they have feelings for one another.
Sam and Jason begin to date and attend a carnival together, during which Jason sees Jake with his family at the Merry-go-Round. While Lucky and Elizabeth are distracted, Jake runs off. 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, but turns out fine and Jason and Sam are relieved. Jason later asks Sam to be his date for Spinelli's wedding to Maxie Jones, which they attended together. They spent the evening together and Jason asked Sam to come home with him. She did and they made love again.
Later that night they discussed their fear of discussing the past but Jason assured Sam that things will be better than okay between them. Sam and Jason continue to try and find evidence that Claudia is responsible for Michael’s shooting. They soon find the proof they need to bring Claudia down and when Jason brings the evidence to Sonny, Claudia is brought down in front of Port Charles by Sonny for getting Michael shot. She kidnaps Carly, who is pregnant and goes into labor just as Claudia escapes. Jason and Sam go looking for them, but Michael finds them first and kills Claudia. Sam takes Carly and her newborn baby Josslyn Jacks to the hospital, while Jason helps Michael deal with killing Claudia. Sam and Jason continue to grow closer in their relationship and admit that they are in love with each other right before Christmas time. On New Years Eve, they set up a date to spend time together, but Sam is taken by a crazed artist named Franco, who is obsessed with and stalking Jason.
Carly Corinthos and Lulu Spencer are also taken by the mad artist Franco. Jason rescues Carly and finally gets Franco to admit where he has Sam and Lulu. Jason goes to save Sam and calls Dante Falconeri to save Lulu. Sam was never in actual danger, as Franco was only toying with Jason, but Jason later feels bad when it is believed that the only bomb Franco set killed Lulu and Dante. He later reassures Sam that he does not regret coming after her first and thankfully Lulu and Dante survived the explosion. Jason was supportive of Sam and helped her deal with her own emotional pain over her past abusive relationship, when it was discovered that her sister Kristina was being abused by her boyfriend Keifer Bauer. Later when Keifer was killed in a hit and run, Jason helped Sam deal with the fact that her mother Alexis Davis had been the one to run him down. With Jason as her anchor, Sam was there for her sisters and mother, counseling and reassuring them throughout the ordeal.
Due to semi-doctored evidence Sonny was accused and put on trial for the murder Claudia. In an attempt to protect his father, Michael confessed to the murder and was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Jason made a deal with prosecutor Claire Walsh and had himself sent to prison to protect Michael. While upset at first Sam came to understand his decision and supported him protecting Michael. Before Jason turns himself in, they go away together and spend a few days at a cabin. When Jason finally went in to prison, Sam remained supportive and visited him regularly. Dante and Claire soon got Michael released, but Jason had to stay behind and was finally released as bait to catch Franco. The hunt for Franco ensues and Franco shows up at Jason’s penthouse to taunt Sam when she was there alone. Jason and Dante track Franco to California to stop him and once he is presumed dead, Jason is sent back to prison. However due to a loophole in his plea bargain, he is permanently released from prison and free to resume his life with Sam.
In late 2010, Sonny's old flame Brenda Barrett returned to Port Charles on the run from the Balkan, an international crime lord whose son was murdered by Brenda. Jason was appointed her bodyguard and she moved into the Penthouse with him. This left Jason and Sam with very little time to spend together. Jason asked Sam numerous times to move in with him, but she declined not wanting to move into his already crowded penthouse. Determined to get Brenda out of the penthouse quickly, Sam and Jason with the help of Lucky Spencer began searching for the real identity of the Balkan so that they could stop him and then Brenda would be safe. Searching for the Balkan was stressful, but with the help of Sam’s youngest sister Molly Lansing, Sam and Jason were still able to make time for each other and spend time together. At the end of the year, Sam and Jason spent Christmas with Molly and Michael.
In early 2011, Sam learns from Dr. Kelly Lee that she could become pregnant with the assistance of an experimental procedure called "fertility reconstruction". Sam returns to the hospital to talk to Dr. Lee about the procedure more. Jason later finds the pamphlet about the procedure and they discuss having children and what a family would mean for their lives. They ultimately came to the mutual agreement that their lives were too dangerous and hectic for them to have children. Jason and Sam later discover that the Balkan is really Brenda’ lawyer Theo Hoffman and they move to apprehend him. Jason is caught in an ambush and on the way to Sonny and Brenda’s wedding, Sam disappears.
After Sonny and Brenda’s wedding reception, their limo explodes after Brenda gets in and everyone thinks she is dead. However, when the authorities managed to get through the wreckage, everybody was shocked to discover Sam in the limo, with no sign of Brenda, and Jason was devastated to see Sam's body on the gurney. Due to their resemblance, Theo's henchmen had swapped Sam for Brenda and blown up the limo as a distraction. The bomb-proofing in the limo saved Sam and she survived with only a concussion. But, when she regained consciousness with Jason at her side, they discovered that she had lost her hearing. Jason was supportive and loving to Sam even using some of the sign language that they learned from Molly to communicate with her. When the tests returned they confirmed that her hearing loss was temporary. Sam regained her hearing and Jason took her home from the hospital a few days later.
In late March, Jason’s son Jake Spencer is hit by a car and severely injured. Sam is one of several people who were on the road at the time of the accident. When Jake dies on the operating table, Sam teams up with Dante Falconeri to discover who is responsible, motivated by guilt over what she had done to Elizabeth and Jake back in 2007. Sam helped Jason cope with the death of his son in the same way that Jason helped her cope with the death of her daughter. Jason leaned on Sam for emotional support to help him through this tragedy. Later, Sam and Jason revisit the idea of the fertility reconstruction procedure and Sam decides she wants to go through with it.
Sam meets with Dr. Lee about the procedure, and discovers not only is she an excellent candidate for the procedure, but if it is successful, she could get pregnant and carry a baby safely to term. Sam went in to have the procedure and it was completed without any complications. Sam later learns the surgery was a success and when she is fully healed, she will be able to carry a baby safely to term. This prompts Sam and Jason to revisit the idea of having children again and this time they both agree that they would love to have a child together. In mid-June, Sam suffers from stomach cramps while on a stakeout with Spinelli, who takes her to the hospital. Just as Sam is set up in a room, Lisa Niles, a crazy doctor, starts a shootout, and causes the hospital to go on lock down. Jason was on the phone with Sam when the hospital went on lock down and rushed to General Hospital to save both Sam and Spinelli.
Later on, when the lock down is lifted and Lisa is stopped, Robin arrives with Sam's test results and they find out that she isn't pregnant. Sam is a bit disappointed, but handles the news well. Sam later asks Jason how he would have felt if she did turn out pregnant, and Jason tells her that he would be happy if she was pregnant. Jason and Sam then begin to discuss marriage. Jason recognizes that Sam still has some fears, but nevertheless expresses his desire for them to take the next step in their relationship. After discussing marriage further and counseling Sam's little sister Molly on love, Jason decides that he wants to propose to Sam. He asks Sam to dinner and once she agrees, he calls over her close friend Maxie for assistance. When Maxie arrives, she helps Jason select an engagement ring for Sam and set up a romantic roof top dinner for his proposal. On July 21, 2011 they finally got engaged after Jason proposed with a lug nut (Maxie lost the actual ring) during their romantic dinner and Sam happily accepted his proposal.
A few days after the engagement, Jason is critically injured in an accident with another brain injury. Sam sat vigil by his bedside while he was unconscious and leaned on Monica and Edward Quartermaine for support. Robin discovered that a piece of AJ's dashboard from the original accident was lodged in Jason's frontal lobe and they had to remove it. After talking with Sam, Jason decides to have the surgery to remove the inorganic matter. While Jason is in surgery, Sam dreams about how her life could have been different with Jason. Sam sat by his bedside praying for him to wake up, but also fearing that he wouldn't know who she was when he awoke. Everyone was overjoyed when Jason woke up and still maintained all the memories of his life as Jason Morgan.
With Jason on the road to recovery, Sam and Jason turned their attention back to planning their upcoming nuptials. However one disaster comes after another, as all of Maxie's wedding plans go wrong. The wedding planning begins to overwhelm Sam so Jason takes her on a bike ride to calm her nerves. They end up at Noodle Buddha, a Chinese restaurant in the city's Asian Quarter and learn that the owner's grandson, Robert Yi, is also an ordained minister. On September 22, 2011, Sam and Jason get married in a private ceremony in the garden on the restaurant's property. Earlier in the day, Edward had given Jason his late 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 performed by Robert Yi. The wedding ceremony held some traditional Chinese symbolism and wedding rituals as their union was described as the joining of the Dragon (Jason) and the Phoenix (Sam). After Sam and Jason wed privately, they went to their actual wedding ceremony and informed all of their friends and family that they were already married. At first shocked that they decided to elope, everyone soon came around and were very happy and excited for them. When Maxie's catering plans fall through, Jason and Sam have the reception at the courtyard in front of the church.
After the reception, Jason and Sam left for their honeymoon. Jason first took Sam to a cabin that he had built for her in the woods. He built their cabin in the same place that once held the boxcar that he spent so much time in after his original accident, in hopes that he and Sam would one day spend their wedding night there. After spending a romantic night at the cabin, Jason and Sam left for Hawaii. However they were unaware that Franco had followed them to the island and was watching their every move. Back in Port Charles, Carly received a gift postmarked from Hawaii that was sent for Josslyn. At first she was happy thinking that Jason sent Josslyn a present, but joy soon turned to horror when she discovered the gift was from Franco. Terrified that Franco was in Hawaii and might go after Jason, she takes Josslyn and tags along with her new guard Shawn to Hawaii, effectively crashing the honeymoon.
Jason and Sam are not pleased to find Carly in Hawaii, but when she explains the Franco situation, Jason and Shawn go to search their surroundings for traces of Franco, leaving Sam and Carly in the bungalow to clash. After finding no traces of Franco on the island, he is later apparently spotted in Toronto and Shawn and Carly make plans to leave the island the next day. Still afraid that it was all a ruse, Carly tries to get Jason and Sam to return to Port Charles with them, but Sam and Jason decide to stay on the island and finish enjoying their honeymoon. Shawn and Carly leave, and Jason and Sam go back to enjoying their honeymoon. On the last day of their honeymoon, Franco strikes. A friendly game between Jason and Sam caused them to separate and arrive back at the bungalow at separate times, and Franco used this to his advantage.
He drugged them and locked Jason in a room with a single TV. He then went after Sam and made Jason watch while he took an unconscious Sam from the shower and laid her on the bed. Franco then taunted Jason and covered up the camera, leading a furious Jason to believe that Franco had raped Sam. Eventually Franco lets Jason out of the room and he races back to the bungalow to find Sam still unconscious. When she awakes, Jason has to break the devastating news of Franco's attack to Sam and once the realization of the attack hits Sam, she breaks down in Jason's arms. When Sam and Jason arrived back in Port Charles, they began trying to move past Franco's attack and cope.
Sam fought with feelings of disgust and anger, while Jason began experiencing outbursts of violent rage over what Franco did to Sam. In the aftermath of the attack, Jason and Sam started to drift apart, but slowly reconnected again and vowed not to let what Franco did tear them apart. On December 30, 2011, Sam got a call from Jason telling her that he had been in another accident and she rushed to the hospital. Jason had been coming home on his motorcycle to spend New Years Eve with Sam, when Michael walked out into the middle of the road and Jason had to ditch his bike to avoid hitting him. But Jason and Michael came out from the accident unscathed.
On January 6, 2012, Sam takes a pregnancy test that comes back positive. Right after, she gets a call from Patrick, telling her that Jason collapsed at the hospital. She goes to the hospital to check on Jason and talks with Monica while she waits on Patrick to finish examining Jason. After Jason comes out of the exam and they consult with Robin and Patrick, Sam tries to tell Jason that she's pregnant, but he asks her to wait so that he can tie up some loose ends and then give her his undivided attention. Sam goes home and Jason orders Spinelli to get on his network and find Franco. Spinelli is successful and Jason sets out to confront Franco. Jason finds Franco in his studio, kills him and then sets the studio on fire. When he returns home, Sam is relieved to see him and blurts out that she is pregnant. Jason is stunned, and he and Sam begin to discuss how to handle the situation. On January 23, they decided to have a paternity test to determine who the baby's father is, and on February 6, it was confirmed that Jason is the baby's father.
Jason later collapsed due to the swelling in his brain. Sam returned home from spending time with her family and found him unconscious on the floor. After he woke up she convinced him to go to the hospital for her and their unborn child. When Jason's test results returned, Patrick informed them that Jason had cerebral edema and his condition was inoperable. Robin then began working on a drug protocol to save Jason's life. During his time in the hospital, Sam and Jason watch a DVD sent to them from Franco. On the DVD is a home video of a baby, who they believe is Jason. When Robin was close to finding a formula that may save Jason, Robin was tragically killed in a chemical lab explosion. Sam witnessed Patrick breakdown over Robin's death and struggled with how to break the news about Robin to Jason.
After Jason recovered from the surgery, Sam decided to find answers about Franco's DVD. She finds out that Franco was Jason's fraternal twin brother who had been sold on the black market. Knowing this, she takes another paternity test, using both brother's DNA. She obtains Franco's DNA from a ex-FBI agent, John McBain, whom she befriended. On April 17th, Sam was devastated when she opened the new test results and they listed Franco as the father of her baby. Later when she tells Jason, the two begin to agrue about the baby and John. Sam then moved out of the penthouse and into a motel to give them some time apart to think things over. Jason and Sam tried to reconnect during this period of separation but every time they got close, something got in the way.
On June 1, a baby boy was born to Sam during a torrential rain storm with the help of John in a motel room. On June 4, the baby was switched with Tea Delgado's baby, Victor Lord III. Tea's baby had died, so everyone but Heather Webber and Todd Manning believed that Sam's baby was dead. Sam told Jason that she had wanted to name the baby Jason Morgan, Jr. On June 8, it was revealed that Jason is the baby's true father. It was also shown that Heather changed the paternity results back in April to make Sam and Jason's lives miserable and further her vendetta against them. Sam is devastated by her baby's loss, and is furious when she finds out that John was beat up by thugs sent by Jason, causing him to not be able to take her and the baby to the hospital. She pushes Jason away, and moves in with her Alexis and her sisters. Jason tries to fix things with Sam, coming to the memorial service for her son to try to convince her to come home with him. Sam's not hearing any of it, though, and leaves.
Sam and Spinelli begin investigating Heather after Olivia Falconeri becomes suspicious of her, and she is mysteriously hired by Todd Manning to work for his paper when she has no experience. Sam gets a job as Todd's assistant in order to find out what the two are hiding, and becomes convinced it has something to do with her baby. Meanwhile, she and John McBain become close, and end up kissing on July 4th. Jason sees them and is upset, realizing their marriage is over. He ends up running into Elizabeth, and ends up kissing her, but pulls away, regretful. The next day, Sam overhears they kissed when Elizabeth's brother, Steve, confronts Jason about it. When Sam confronts Jason, he reveals that he saw her and John kissing, and as a result, took off his wedding ring. Sam told Jason they were done and Elizabeth was welcome to him.
When Jason finds out Sam is working for Todd, he realizes that she is actually investigating him, and approaches her as to why. When she tells him that it's about her baby, Jason offers to help her out while she tries to break into Todd's safe. Todd comes in before Sam can open it, but Jason and Sam are able to be amiable to each other afterwards, showing their relationship isn't completely distant. Jason and Sam start drifting apart, with Sam leaning on John and Jason leaning on Elizabeth. Though people try to convince them to stay together, in August of 2012, they agree to get a divorce, sharing a kiss and a fond farewell. Sam receives the divorce papers, but hesitates to sign them and then gets distracted when Alexis is infected with a serious virus (she was being protected from the things to come).
It turns out that Jerry Jacks poisoned the Port Charles water supply with a deadly toxin and demanded money from the richest people in PC in exchange for the counter agent. Jason teams up with John to bring Jerry down and cure everyone before it's too late. He also finds out that Dr. Ewen Keenan is involved with Jerry. When Ewen kidnaps Elizabeth, Jason chases them down, and ends up shooting Ewen fatally, but not before Ewen shoots him in the leg. Elizabeth brings Jason to the hospital for treatment, where Sam and John end up, as well, after she fell unconscious. Thinking they're spending the last few hours of their life in the hospital, Sam shares with Jason the fantasy she had about how things would have turned out differently if her baby hadn't died. In her dream, she decided that what Heather had to say wasn't important and walked out of Ferncliff. Sam went into labor during her baby shower, and gave birth to her son at the hospital. Afterwards, she and Jason decide to name the baby Daniel Edward, after her brother and Jason's grandfather. In her dream, they also had a daughter named Emily.
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 explains that the baby had hemophilia and undeveloped lungs, which is why he succumbed to respiratory failure. When Jason asks if the baby could've been saved if he was brought to the hospital, Patrick says that the hospital would have tried to help, but he doesn't believe the baby could've been saved. Sam and Jason deal with the revelation, coming to terms with losing the baby and moving on. After Sam is discharged, Jason takes a look at the baby's autopsy, and realizes there's something unusual in the file. The baby has been listed with a blood type that isn't compatible with Sam or Franco, and he begins to wonder whether Sam's baby is alive. Elizabeth thinks he's looking too deeply into it, but Jason is unconvinced. He shares his suspicions with Spinelli, who has a lab tech run a tissue sample from the baby, which confirms that the hospital entered the correct blood type into the file. Jason realizes the baby that died wasn't Sam's.
Spinelli helps Jason figure out Heather was involved in the switch, as well. However, when Jason is about to leave to question her, Spinelli gets a call that Heather has escaped from the mental institution she was being held in. Jason then approaches Steve with his suspicions, saying that he's not sure where Heather got the other baby from. Steve reveals that the night of the storm, he treated Tea Delgado and her newborn son. The baby's blood type matches Sam's, and Steve mentions that he suspected the baby had beta thalessemia, a blood condition that is common in people of Mediterranean descent, and which Sam was diagnosed with during her pregnancy. Jason is sure that Tea's baby is actually Sam's.
Jason tells John about his suspicions, and John figures out Todd is involved in the switch, as well. Jason asks him to get a DNA sample from baby "Victor" to confirm what he believes. Jason has Elizabeth run the test, but is disappointed when the DNA results come back negative. However, Elizabeth later comes by and tells Jason that she switched the DNA results, and that his suspicions were correct: Tea's baby is Sam's son. When Jason asks why, Elizabeth says it's because of what Sam did to Jake, but also because she didn't want Jason and Sam get back together. She apologizes for what she did, and leaves. Jason calls John and shows him the real DNA results. John is upset because Tea is his friend, and he doesn't want to hurt her, but he also thinks Sam should get her baby back.
Jason goes over to Sam's place to tell her what he found out, but gets detracted when Kristina arrives after a harrowing ordeal. Just as Jason is about to tell Sam, John calls to let him know the baby was kidnapped by Heather, who was posing as the baby's nanny. Jason tells Steve about Sam's baby and his mother's crime, though he also says he hasn't told Sam yet because he doesn't want her to worry. Steve convinces him to tell Sam, because Jason knows that she doesn't want anyone controlling her, just like him. Jason agrees, and goes and tells Sam that her son is alive and has been kidnapped by Heather.
Jason gets a call from Spinelli that Steve was attacked by Heather, and he's at the hospital. Sam and Jason go to the hospital to see if Steve knows where Heather went. He lets them know that Heather is looking to raise the baby as her own because she thinks getting a second chance at motherhood will change her. Jason and Sam stay at the hospital when Dante gets a call that the Commissioner and John have a lead on Heather. Jason and Sam stay there, and wait for news. When Sam remarks that she doesn't even remember what her son looks like, Jason asks Dante for any photos that he has of the baby. Dante sends him the official photos the PCPD has, and Jason shows them to Sam. Sam sees her baby for the first time, and is happy that he's growing healthy and strong. Sam thinks about what Tea is going through, and is upset that she's going to find out her child died when they find Heather.
While Jason and Sam are talking, they hear a commotion. When they come to the stairwell, they find Olivia on the ground after falling down the stairs. She tells them that Heather pushed her, and she's in the hospital with the baby. Jason and Sam head to the roof, cornering Heather with their son. Heather continuously refuses to give him back, saying she's now his mother, and Jason and Sam don't want him. Jason makes a passionate plea, saying that is his son and he wants him back. When Heather goes after Sam for abandoning her baby, Sam tells Heather she has always loved him. Eventually, the police arrive and surround the hospital, trapping Heather. Heather becomes unhinged, deciding if she can't keep the baby, no one can, and jumps off the roof with the baby. Jason manages to get there in time and grabs his son out of Heather's arms before she topples off the roof. Jason hands the baby to Sam, and they are reunited with their son. In the hospital, after the baby is checked out, Sam decides to name the child Daniel Edward, after her brother and Jason's grandfather. Jason later asks Sam and Danny to come home with him to the penthouse, and Sam agrees.
After Sam, Jason, and Danny return to the penthouse, Jason and Sam reconnect. They take a family picture, and then they notice there is a message on the answering machine. Bernie Abrahms, Sonny and Jason's accountant, had left a frantic message asking Jason to come to Pier 52 as soon as possible, that there is something he has to tell him that's a matter of life and death. Jason doesn't want to leave Sam and Danny, but Sam convinces him to go. On October 22, 2012, Jason arrives at the dock, and Bernie has been shot by Joe Scully, Jr. Jason shoots Joe in self defense when Joe tries to shoot him. Jason then goes to Bernie to check on him, and Bernie's trying to tell Jason something, when Duke Lavery appears behind him and shoots him. Duke then pushes Jason's bleeding, dying body into the harbor. Divers later go in the harbor to look for him, but after they cannot locate his body, he is presumed dead.
Sam refuses to believe Jason is dead, and tells everyone that he's going to come home to her and Danny. Todd would make sure Steve and Olivia "find" the real paternity test so Sam will know the truth. Sam finds out from Steve that Jason is Danny's biological father, and is ecstatic. Right after, she's excited when Jason comes home and she shares the paternity results with him. They share a family moment with Danny, but Jason suddenly disappears. When Sam realizes he was never there, she is heartbroken and cries, wondering where Jason could be. John finds out that "Duke" is really Cesar Faison, and manages to capture him with the help of Anna Devane and Robert Scorpio. After he helps Interpol take Faison into custody, he comes back and tells Sam that Faison confessed to shooting Jason and throwing him into the harbor, watching his body sink. Sam begins to accept that Jason is gone, and never coming back to her and Danny.
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 tells 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, 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, and Helena put Jason into a cryogenic stasis. 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.
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 to bring Helena and Stavros back, so she can also save Jason. On March 4, Victor takes Robin to the Crichton-Clark Clinic, room #307, where she sees Jason and confirms that he is alive. Sam was also in the clinic earlier that day helping Silas Clay see his wife, who was a patient. While waiting in the hall, Sam leaned against the door of room #307 and reminiscently played with her wedding ring, unaware that Jason was right behind the door.
Sam wore her wedding ring up until June 23, when she takes it off because of her relationship with Silas. She tells Silas that she will always love Jason, before removing the ring. On August 12, Victor injected Jason with a new medicine that Robin 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. Jason is later shown in a hospital bed at the clinic, struggling against his restraints and trying to get free. Jason manages to break free of his restraints and knock out William Eichner and his doctor, before leaving the room.
Jason finds Robin and it's revealed that he won't be able to talk for a few days, maybe weeks, because he ripped out his ventilator while escaping. Jason frees Robin and 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. Unbeknownst to Jason, Sam was also at Sonny's house talking to him about Fluke and remembering Jason on his birthday. Sam tells Sonny that she's never truly been able to get over Jason or let him go. Jason is just about to go inside when he is stopped by Helena's goons. The goons threaten Sam and Sonny to force Jason to leave with them.
Jason escaped the goons by attacking one of them, before jumping out of their moving vehicle. As he is escaping, he stumbles onto the road and is hit by a car, driven by Ava Jerome. Jason is rushed to the hospital and worked on by several doctors and nurses, including Elizabeth, who does not recognize him, presumably due to his injuries. When Jason is stabilized, he is taken into surgery, to repair the extensive damage from the accident. 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 John Doe's (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.
Almost a month after their initial encounter, Sam, Danny and Jason run into each other at GH again. Jason is awake and up on his feet, but he still has amnesia and is now going by the name Jake. When "Jake" is talking to Elizabeth in the hallway outside of his room, Sam and Danny are leaving GH. Danny runs to his father and hugs him on his leg, as Sam chases after him. "Jake" and Sam come face to face and seem to have a moment of recognition. Liz introduces them and tells "Jake" that Danny visited him when he was unconscious in the ICU. Upon hearing that Sam's last name is Morgan, "Jake" brings up Jason Morgan and how he's heard so much about him. Sam tells "Jake" that Jason is her husband and "Jake" expresses that he is sorry for Sam's loss. Sam and "Jake" share another lingering and wondering glance, before Liz ushers him back to his room and Sam and Danny leave the hospital. Sam is visibly shaken by the encounter and has a hard time focusing afterward.
Jason and Sam next encountered each other at Elizabeth's house when Sam and Patrick went to drop Cameron back home after a playdate at Kelly's with Josslyn, Emma and Spencer. Sam arrives at the door just as Jason is opening it and they smile at each other. Elizabeth and "Jake" fill Sam and Patrick in on "Jake's" new living arrangements. The meeting is brief, but after Sam and Patrick leave, both Sam and "Jake" are again affected by seeing each other. After Sam's plans for Thanksgiving fall apart, Patrick invites her and Danny to spend the holiday with him and Emma at Elizabeth's. Sam takes him up on the offer and she and Danny spend Thanksgiving with "Jake" still unaware that he is Jason. At the holiday dinner, Jason holds his son again for the first time in two years.
Soon after Thanksgiving, Sam got the news that Faison had been arrested. She and Patrick went to the PCPD to confront Faison for killing Jason and ordering the crash that killed Gabriel. Faison revealed that Victor Cassadine was the one who ordered the crash, thus killing Patrick's son. This led to Faison revealing that Jason did not die the night he was shot on the pier and Patrick knew of it all along. Sam was furious and confronted Patrick, who admitted he knew Jason was alive at Crichton-Clark just months earlier. He then revealed to Sam the true reason that Robin left town -- to save Jason, but she failed and Jason died some months earlier. Sam was hurt by the news and furious that Patrick kept something like this from her. She promptly cut Patrick from her life.
Sam was left at the police station reeling. Meanwhile on the docks, Helena Cassadine was revealing to "Jake" his true identity. She also revealed that Jason had been brainwashed and conditioned while at Crichton-Clark to follow Helena's every order. Upon learning his true identity, the first thing Jason wanted to do was find Sam, but Helena prevented it. She wiped his memory again and ordered him to complete a job for her. Under orders from Helena, a masked "Jake" went to the PCPD to free Faison from custody. Needing a distraction, "Jake" grabbed Sam from behind at gunpoint and kidnapped her. He took her outside and forced the police to hand over the keys to the van Faison was in. Sam struggled and pleaded with Anna not to give into her kidnappers' demands, but after Detective Nathan West was shot, Anna gave "Jake" the keys and he let go of Sam, making an escape with Faison. When "Jake" returned to Helena, she once again ordered that he forget everything that transpired that night, meaning he would forget the incident at the PCPD.
Sam was furious the gunman helped Faison escape and she began searching for him. Sam encountered "Jake" at the Metro Court and he kept her company while waiting for a job interview with Carly. They joked, laughed and got to know each other better. Sam also filled him in on her investigation of the gunman's identity. Their time together went well, until "Jake" used the same phrase the gunman used the night before. Sam immediately recognized the voice and phrase and became suspicious of Jake. At that point, Sam made up an excuse to leave, cutting their time together short. Sam went to GH and shared her suspicions with Elizabeth, solely to warn her out of concern, but Elizabeth blew her off and told her to drop it. Sam then went to Dante with her suspect, but without enough evidence there was nothing he could do.
As Sam was leaving the PCPD, she encountered "Jake" again. Elizabeth told "Jake" of Sam's theory and he was there to clear his name. Sam and "Jake" had a charged confrontation in the hallway and she told him to his face that she suspected him. The confrontation ended with "Jake" giving her free reign to continue investigating him, but warning that she wouldn't find anything. Sam took on the challenge and let him know in no uncertain terms that she would continue her investigation. After Sam left, "Jake" began having flashbacks of kidnapping Sam, leading him to believe that she may be right and something else is wrong with his memories. The next day, Elizabeth went to Sam's house and told her to back off and stop investigating "Jake," but Sam refused because she knew "Jake" was the gunman and was determined to prove it. Sam and "Jake" had another run in at the GH Christmas party. Elizabeth interrupted and accused Sam of harassing "Jake," but he quickly tells Liz that he was the one who approached Sam. Sam, then stopped the confrontation before it started because she didn't want to deal with the drama on Christmas Eve.
Sam attended the NYE party at the MetroCourt with Patrick. "Jake" was also there starting his new job as a bartender. Sam and "Jake" have a short and curt exchange when he runs into her and Patrick while serving drinks. For the rest of the night, they cut their eyes at each other and Carly wonders what happened between them. "Jake" eventually tells Carly that Sam suspects he is the gunman. Meanwhile, Sam's investigation of "Jake" gets her closer to the truth. She goes to Wyndemere to see her cousin Nikolas and question him about Helena's possible involvement in sending "Jake" to free Faison. Sam was unaware that Helena overheard her entire conversation with Nikolas. Helena wanted to stop Sam's investigation because she was getting too close to the truth, so she ordered "Jake" to eliminate her. Carly convinces "Jake" to see Dr. Kevin Collins about his memory flashes. But when "Jake" shows up at Kevin's office, Helena is there instead and activates him.
"Jake" leaves the office with his orders and lies to Carly and Sam about the session. Sam is still suspicious and breaks into Kevin's office in an attempt to find information. Patrick catches her and convinces her to stop obsessing over proving that "Jake" is guilty. The two then make plans to go on a date. That night, Sam and Patrick have their date at Sam's place. When they head upstairs, "Jake" enters the penthouse to fulfill Helena's orders. As soon as "Jake" walks into the house, he begins having memory flashes and he and Sam on the night before he was "killed." The memory flashes increase as "Jake" sees a photo of himself with Sam and Danny. A vision of Robin appears to "Jake" in the form of his conscience to keep him from executing Helena's kill order. Helena calls and activates "Jake" again causing the vision of Robin to disappear.
"Jake" heads upstairs to kill Sam and Patrick, but when he enters the bedroom he is shaken by more memories of him and Sam. The memories of the two of them together keep coming and "Jake" is unable to focus. After Sam and Patrick head to the shower, Jason enters the bedroom more fully and finds Sam's wedding ring after flashing back to the moment when he put the ring back on her finger. He looks at the dragon and phoenix figurines and has another memory of Sam giving him the phoenix before he left for Pier 52. The overwhelming memories of Sam and their love leave "Jake" unable to complete the task despite Helena's activation and conditioning. He takes the phoenix and leaves the penthouse. "Jake" goes down to the docks where he continues to have memories of Sam until suddenly he passes out.
"Jake" is found passed out on the docks and taken to the hospital. When he arrives he is treated by Lucas, Elizabeth and Patrick. Carly rushes to the hospital when she finds out that Jake was admitted. After questioning him, she finds his duffle bag with a gun and ski mask inside and she immediately becomes suspicious. "Jake" can't explain the contents of the bag, but Carly begins to suspect that he may be the gunman who took Sam hostage and helped free Faison. After "Jake" is discharged, she makes another appointment with Dr. Kevin Collins to get some answers. Meanwhile, Sam finds the missing phoenix at Brad Cooper's apartment. Lucas tells Sam that he found the phoenix on the docks, and when Patrick tells Sam that "Jake" was found the night before on the docks, she puts two and two together and is convinced that "Jake" broke into her penthouse and took the phoenix.
Unbeknownst to Carly, "Jake" leaves before even seeing Dr. Collins, because Helena calls with another assignment. She orders him to plant a bomb on The Haunted Star on the same night that Michael was hosting a party to celebrate the opening of the new A.J. Quartermaine clinic. While "Jake" is planting a bomb on the boat, Carly goes to the PCPD and confesses all to detective Nathan West. They test the gun that was found in "Jake's" bag and it matches the bullet that was used the night Nathan was shot. Nathan leaves to arrest "Jake" and shortly after Sam and Patrick arrive at the police station to report "Jake" for breaking into her apartment. They run into Carly who tells them that she turned "Jake" in. Moments later, "Jake" is hauled into the PCPD and put into the interrogation room. Once everyone leaves, Sam slips into the room to confront him about stealing the phoenix.
Sam confronts "Jake" about breaking into her apartment and stealing the phoenix. Initially he denies it, but soon his memories of that night return, piece by piece and he confesses to everything. "Jake" admits that Sam was right all along about everything and experiences an excruciating headache as more memories return. With Sam's help, "Jake" remembers that Helena is controlling him. After hearing that "Jake" was ordered to kill her, but he just couldn't go through with it, Sam softens toward him and wants to help him. "Jake" also remembers that Helena ordered him to put a bomb on The Haunted Star. He immediately tells Sam about the bomb and they work together to warn everyone on board the boat. The bomb detonates but no one on the boat is harmed because Michael and Sonny get the bomb away in time.
An angry Patrick arrives at the PCPD and confronts "Jake." The two get into a physical altercation until "Jake" pins Patrick to the table. Patrick want to stay and confront "Jake" further about setting the bomb, but a police officer makes Sam and Patrick leave. The next day, Sam can't seem to get what "Jake" said off her mind. "Jake" stays in lockup at the PCPD awaiting trial. It's soon discovered that Helena has been controlling "Jake" with a chip she had implanted in his brain. "Jake" makes the decision to have surgery to remove the chip and break Helena's control. Before "Jake" goes into surgery, Sam wishes him good luck. They touch hands and he has memories of his missing wedding ring and the night he broke into the PH. He also notices that Sam's ring is no longer on her finger. He tries to articulate the memory to Sam, but he is wheeled away into surgery before he gets the chance. As "Jake" is put under anesthesia he remembers Helena telling him that he is Jason Morgan. Elizabeth is in the OR assisting Patrick with the surgery and "Jake" tries to tell her that he remembers who he is, but he passes out from the anesthesia before he gets the chance.
When "Jake" awakens after surgery, Patrick tells him that the chip was successfully removed. Elizabeth asks him if he can now tell them who he is, but he no longer remembers. "Jake" remembers that he had a memory, but can't remember what the memory was. He feels frustrated that he is back at square one with no memory of who he is or his life. Later that night Sam comes in to visit "Jake." She asks him if he remembers telling her about a ring. "Jake" does remember talking with her about a ring, but he can't remember the memory that sparked the conversation. Sam wants to help "Jake" figure out who he is and tells him that she will employ her cousin Nikolas' help. "Jake" is curious as to why Sam would want to help him after everything he did to her. Sam tells "Jake" about what she went through when Jason was presumed dead and how much she missed her husband. She explains that she wants to help him figure out who he is, because if there is someone out there missing him, like she misses Jason, then she wants to help him, for his potential loved ones out there. "Jake" is grateful and thanks her.
Commissioner Kyle Sloane offers to drop all the charges against "Jake," if he agrees to work undercover for the PCPD. Sloane wants "Jake" to infiltrate the Jerome crime family and find evidence against Julian Jerome. In order to stay out of prison, "Jake" takes the deal. On the day "Jake" is discharged from the hospital, he runs into Sam and asks her to put in a good word for him with Julian. She agrees and talks to her father about giving "Jake" a legitimate job. After some convincing on Sam's end, Julian agrees and Sam calls "Jake" and tells him the good news.
Sam and Patrick decide to move in together, with Sam and Danny joining Patrick and Emma in their home. On her way to Patrick's, Sam's car breaks down and she stops at a garage to get some help. Inside she finds "Jake" and learns that her father has made him the manager of the garage. "Jake" has deja vu upon seeing Sam, because just moments earlier he had another memory flash of her from their wedding day. "Jake" tells Sam there is something familiar about her and they bond as he tells her about his new job and she tells him about the big step she is taking with Patrick. Afterward, "Jake" offers to give Sam a ride to Patrick's house. He doesn't have a car, but found a motorcycle in the garage, so "Jake" and Sam hop on the bike and he gives her a ride.
A few days later after Sam's car is fixed, "Jake" brings her car and the rest of her boxes over to Patrick's. Sam is very grateful and "Jake" helps Patrick unload the boxes. Sam offers to give "Jake" a ride home and just as they are about to leave, "Jake" drops the car keys and has to go under the couch to find them. When "Jake" looks under the couch he finds the keys and a ring. He gives the ring to Patrick who reads the inscription that says "Alan Quartermaine." Sam is shocked as she realizes the ring is Jason's. She gets very emotional because she didn't think she would ever see his ring again. She also has questions about how the ring got under Patrick's couch in the first place. Emma returns from school and explains that Spencer brought the ring over. Sam plans to go to Wyndemere and question Nikolas just as he shows up at Patrick's door. Nikolas tells Sam he got the ring from Helena who acquired it while she was at Crichton-Clark with Jason. He apologizes for not telling her about the ring sooner. Sam accepts the apology and he leaves. Sam thanks "Jake" for finding the ring and gives him a ride home.
Days later, Sam runs into "Jake" at GH. She thanks him again and to show her gratitude, offers him two extra tickets to the Nurses' Ball. "Jake" is initially reluctant but eventually accepts the tickets for himself and his "wife". During the Nurses' Ball, Carly exposes Ric and Hayden's scheme and everyone learns that Hayden is not really "Jake's" wife. Elizabeth is hurt and to comfort her, Nikolas tells her that "Jake" is really Jason. Liz decides to keep the secret between her and Nikolas, so she can keep Jason all to herself. Shortly after the ball, Duke Lavery is killed by Carlos Rivera, however "Jake" becomes the primary suspect in the murder. While getting ready for Duke's funeral, Sam came across her and Jason's wedding rings and silently grieved for her husband again. After the funeral, Sam headed straight to the garage to confront "Jake." She felt betrayed and deceived that she helped get him a job with Julian, only for him to turn around and hurt people that she loves again.
Sam finds "Jake" in the garage and they have an intense confrontation, that ends with "Jake" admitting to Sam that he didn't kill Duke. Meanwhile, Hayden has discovered that "Jake" is Jason and she confronts Nik and Liz about their secret before deciding to tell Sam and "Jake" the truth. Before Hayden has a chance to tell them the truth, she is shot in the head by a hitman sent by Nikolas Cassadine. Shawn Butler was also on the scene to carry out a hit on "Jake" ordered by Sonny. Shawn never fired but became the prime suspect in the shooting, because the other hitman sent by Nikolas was well hidden. "Jake" shielded Sam when the gunfire broke out and once Sam was safe, he confronted Shawn about shooting Hayden.
Before Hayden loses consciousness, she tells Sam that someone else knows about "Jake's" true identity. Sam and "Jake" get to know each other more as they wait at the hospital for word on Hayden. Unfortunately Hayden falls into a coma and is unable to tell "Jake" the truth. "Jake" starts to have dreams of Danny that make him feel like Danny is his son. Later, he takes on a new job as head of security for ELQ, while Sam gets hired by Sabrina Santiago to investigate Michael's assistant, Rosalie Martinez. This puts Sam and "Jake" on the same side and they work together to expose Rosalie as the mole at ELQ and Nikolas as the raider trying to take over ELQ. "Jake" and Sam decide to team up once more to discover the connection between Nikolas and Hayden. On July 4th, they spend time together in the park with their son, while they talk about the secret they are keeping about them teaming up from their significant others Patrick and Elizabeth. Soon after they agree to break into to Wyndemere. Over the next couple of months, "Jake" and Sam continue to work together to uncover his true identity, however they run into constant roadblocks.
On their wedding anniversary, Sam is having a hard time letting go. She runs into "Jake" at Noddle Buddha, where she and Jason married and shares with "Jake" the story of her wedding day. Sam also reveals to "Jake" that sometimes she still feels Jason is alive and out there. "Jake" and Sam run into the Yi family and Mrs. Yi mistakes "Jake" for Jason. She insists that the two renew their wedding vows on their anniversary, which leads to Sam and Jason unknowingly renewing their vows to one another. Sam and "Jake" break into Wyndemere again and download all of Nikolas' files off his computer. They find out that Nikolas tested "Jake's" DNA against someone else's. Sam calls in Spinelli to help with the investigation. Spinelli is able to get his hands on the results, but they come up empty because Nikolas already had the results erased from the hospital's database.
After hitting yet another roadblock, Sam and Spinelli devise a plan to use "Jake's" medical records to figure out who he was before. Spinelli builds a facial recognition program that can use the injuries "Jake" sustained in the hit-and-run accident to reconstruct what he looked like before the accident, thus revealing his identity and true face. While Sam and "Jake" are out celebrating at The Floating Rib with Carly and Michael, the program completes. Spinelli has to leave town before seeing the results because Ellie is injured. So he leaves the laptop with Carly and makes her promise to deliver it to Sam. The computer program shows that that Jake is Jason and soon Carly finds out but gets Jake's DNA for test against Jason's to confirm it, which it does.
After finding out from Carly that he's Jason and after denying it for awhile, he finally realizes that it's true and goes to the church to call off his wedding to Elizabeth. When he gets to the church he announces that he's Jason Morgan. After some convincing from Carly, Sam realizes the truth and asks Jason if he remembers their life together which he doesn't.
Jason and Sam were married at the Noodle Buddha Chinese restaurant on September 22, 2011. The couple was reunited with their son on October 15, 2012.
- ↑ Stated by Jason on 1-18-16...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VNhoR62NmP4
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eswlqaxgzU&feature=watch_response
- ↑ http://sn.soapnet.go.com/news/article/catch-classic-episodes-your-favorite-couples
- ↑ http://www.listal.com/list/love-afternoon-great-soap
- ↑ http://sn.soapnet.go.com/galleries/best-of-decade-couples?page=5,16
One photo gallery has pictures of Steve Burton as Jason and the other has pictures of Billy Miller as Jason.