Jenkins out, Thompson in at Y&R?

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  • gdfl
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    According to DC, Burgess Jenkins is out, and TPTB are trying to get Jason Thompson for Billy.  JT has confirmed his exit from GH.  Read all about here.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I’d much prefer Billy Miller returning to Y&R and JT staying as Patrick but… at least McCullough’s return makes sense now and hopefully a reunion for Scrubs is coming (: I’ve never particulary liked Jenkins but he has given his best performances lately – it always seems to happen that they step up on their way out! (;

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    robbalto
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    This is somewhat concerning to me. Very little good has come of the back and forth between GH and Y&R.

    I have no doubt that Thompson has the skill to reinvent Billy… with reinvent as the key word.

    However the character of Billy evolves, Thompson will have to bring his A-game because many of us are still picturing Billy Miller as Billy. David Tom had a unique take on the role (which I liked), and Miller made the role even quirkier. Thompson is excellent, but the character of Patrick has been anything but quirky. Thompson seems more similar to Jenkins, but with a greater intensity.

    Personally, I would prefer to see Thompson take on a less iconic role, as I am burned out on the recast merry-go-round. That said, I will be happy to see him continue on daytime… in any role. I hope if he takes/gets the role of Billy that he will be treated like the leading man that he is and given great stories.

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    EmmyLoser
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    I’m not surprised by this news, as I think it was kind of hinted at previously, but I still find it hard to believe.  JT really doesn’t strike me as a good fit for Billy, but I guess the character has changed a lot.  It would have shocked me if Y&R didn’t try to grab JT, though.  

    I agree with you, robbalto, very little good has come of the back and forth between these two shows. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Great posts robbalto and EmmyLoser (:

    My big wish for GH is that they return to the hospital, and create more doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel for actors and actresses to portray; and that they move away from the mob stories and cartoon villains that the show has focused on for many years (:

    I will look forward to JT in whatever role he plays next and would prefer him as Billy to Burgess Jenkins (if that’s the role he winds up playing).

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