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<blockquote>''"If I can get it, I want it. And if I want it, I get it." - Jason McGuire''</blockquote>
'''Jason McGuire''' was a seafaring man who came to [[Collinsport]] some time in the 1940’s. In [[1949]], he became close friends with a man named [[Paul Stoddard]]. Stoddard had the fortune of being married into the wealthy [[Collins]] family of Collinsport. Through Paul, Jason was able to cultivate a relationship with his wife, [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]].
 
   
== The Scam ==
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{{Character
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|Image = Jason_McGuire.jpg
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|Portrayed by = [[Dennis Patrick]]
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|First appearance = [[193]]
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|Last appearance = [[276]]
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|Episode count = 46
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|Name = Jason McGuire
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|Age = 49
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|Date of birth = 1918
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|Year of death = 1967
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|Manner of death = Strangled by [[Barnabas Collins]]
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|Origin = Ireland
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|Profession = Con Man
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One evening, Paul and Elizabeth got into a fight and Elizabeth attacked him. Paul was severely injured, but Jason and he embarked upon a plan to make Elizabeth believe that she had in fact killed him. Jason helped Paul fake his own death and told Elizabeth that he buried Paul’s body in the [[basement]] of Collinwood. The experience was so traumatic for Elizabeth that she instantly became a recluse and refused to leave the estate. Paul and Jason left town to seek their fortunes elsewhere ([[201]]). Publicly, Elizabeth announced that Paul Stoddard had abandoned her and disappeared from Collinsport (which was in fact, the truth).
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'''Jason McGuire''' (1918-1967) was a seafaring man who came to [[Collinsport]] in the early 1940's . He was a friend of [[Paul Stoddard]] former husband of [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]].
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==Biography ==
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===Early Life===
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[[Jason McGuire]] was born in Ireland ([[196]]) and at some point met and befriended [[Paul Stoddard]].
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===Visit to Collinsport===
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He came to [[Collinsport]] in the early 1940's, sometime while [[Elizabeth Collins]] and [[Paul Stoddard]] were married. When he first heard of their marriage he was surprised that [[Paul Stoddard]] married because he thought he wasn't a man for marriage ([[202]]).
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===[[1949]] Incident===
   
== Return to Collinsport ==
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In December 4, [[1949]], he was having a few drinks with  [[Paul Stoddard]] in [[The Blue Whale]] and was also planning on how to get the Collins Family Fortune, eventually [[Jason McGuire]] left the bar drunk ([[900]]).
   
Eighteen years later in [[1967]], Jason McGuire returned to Collinsport ([[193]]). He arrived at Collinwood and blackmailed Elizabeth into letting him move into the great house. He told Liz that unless she agreed to allow him to stay, he would go to the authorities with the truth about Paul Stoddard’s death ([[196]]). He contacted an old sea buddy of his, [[Willie Loomis]] and invited him to come and stay at the house with him ([[199]]).
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Through Paul, Jason was able to cultivate a relationship with his wife, [[Elizabeth Collins Stoddard]]. After [[Paul Stoddard]] attempted to leave, she hit him over the head; a blow which she thought was fatal. When Jason arrived looking for Paul, he found Elizabeth distressed and she begging him for help. When Jason checked in Paul's body, it turned out he was very much alive and the two quickly hashed out a scheme for their escape. He faked burying Paul's body in the basement of Collinwood, and told Elizabeth never to let anyone into that room ([[272]]).
   
Jason continued to blackmail Elizabeth and extorted vast sums of money from her. He also forced her into getting him into the family business, selling him Collins-owned property, and even a proposal of marriage ([[228]], [[249]]). By this point, the rest of the Collins family knew that Jason had some kind of hold over Elizabeth, but Liz refused to entertain the notion. She was willing to do whatever Jason wanted, so long as he never revealed her grave secret.
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===After [[1949]]===
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Jason fled with [[Paul Stoddard]], though he lost contact with him shortly after. In the years that followed, he continued his various schemes around the globe. He eventually met a young boy named [[Willie Loomis]] and they ran scams in every port they landed in.  
   
This changed however on the day of their proposed wedding. Elizabeth, unable to continue with this lifestyle any longer, openly confessed to killing Paul Stoddard ([[270]]). Jason then revealed that she never actually killed Paul. He showed them the trunk in the basement that allegedly contained Paul’s remains. It was empty.
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===Return to Collinsport===
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Low on funds, in [[1967]] he returned to Collinsport to blackmail Elizabeth. This allowed him to move into Collinwood, threatening that he would go to the authorities about Paul's "disappearance" unless she allowed him to stay ([[196]]). Willie Loomis, who was aware of the blackmail (but not the reasons behind it) ([[199]]), started causing issues for Jason , even going as far as to invite himself over to stay at Collinwood ([[202]]). Though very much against it, Jason eventually begrudgingly agreed.
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Seeing a prime opportunity to further his manipulation of Elizabeth when Carolyn asks him about her father, he sings his praises and even tells her that the two of them are very much alike ([[202]]).
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Jason continued to blackmail Elizabeth and extorted vast sums of money from her. He also forced her to give him a position in the family business ([[228]]) and selling him Collins-owned property. By this point the rest of the Collins family knew that Jason had some kind of hold over Elizabeth, but she refused to entertain the notion He knew she was willing to do whatever he wanted, so long as he never revealed her grave secret. To seal the deal, he proposed marriage ([[243]]) which horrified everyone involved including [[Barnabas Collins]] who is new in town.
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Carolyn in an attempt to figure out what exactly Jason held over her mother, searches through his room. He catches her and tells her in no uncertain terms that once he's married her mother, she will no longer be allowed to stay at Collinwood. This being the last straw, Carolyn decides the best course of action is to kill him during the ceremony.
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On the day of their sham of a wedding, instead of saying I do Elizabeth declares that she killed Paul and Jason helped her do it ([[270]]). Jason, realizing he can't smooth talk his way out of this one, runs for it. Only to be brought back to the house by the police ([[271]]). Jason then revealed that she never actually killed Paul, he was just unconscious. He showed them the trunk in the basement that allegedly contained Paul’s remains. only for it to be completely empty.
   
 
== Final Fate ==
 
== Final Fate ==
   
Elizabeth’s brother, [[Roger Collins]], incensed by the entire calamity, contacted the authorities. Jason fled from Collinwood, with the intention of leaving town for good, but he wasn’t going to leave empty-handed. He broke into the [[Old House]] hoping to find the same Collins family jewels that Willie Loomis coveted so many months ago. He went into the [[cellar]] of the Old House and discovered the coffin of [[Barnabas Collins]]. Jason opened the coffin, but Barnabas rose from within and strangled Jason ([[275]]). Barnabas later had Willie transfer Jason’s remains to the secret room in the Collins family [[mausoleum]] ([[276]]).
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[[File:0275.jpg|thumb|left|176px]]With the truth now out in the open, the sheriff ordered him to leave the area within 24 hours—but Jason wasn’t going to leave empty-handed. As dusk began to fall, he broke into the [[Old House]], hoping to find some Collins family jewels like the ones he knew Barnabas was in possession of. He went into the [[Old House cellar]] and discovered the [[coffin]] of [[Barnabas Collins]]. Willie tried to give Jason more jewels, but it wasn't enough to satisfy him. He warned Jason that Barnabas wasn't "alive" and that he would kill him for intruding, but Jason still refused to listen to him. He opened the coffin, still believing that there were jewels hidden there—only to find Barnabas who woke up and strangled him to death ([[275]]). Barnabas later had Willie transfer Jason’s remains to the [[secret]] room in the Collins family [[mausoleum]] ([[276]]).
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Jason McGuire's murder was never discovered—as far as everyone else was concerned, Jason had fled town to avoid charges over Paul Stoddard's "death" and the resulting blackmail attempt. Oddly—given the manner of his death—Jason's ghost does not seem to have manifested.
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== '''Memorable Quotes''' ==
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'''Jason McGuire''': "Now you made one beautiful blunder by getting involved in that fight."
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'''Jason McGuire''': "One more blunder like that and you'll blow the whole deal and none of us are gonna get anything out of it."
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== Appearances ==
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[[193]], [[195]], [[196]], [[197]], [[198]], [[199]], [[200]], [[201]], [[202]], [[203]], [[204]], [[205]], [[206]], [[207]], [[208]], [[209]], [[210]], [[211]], [[213]], [[215]], [[216]], [[217]], [[218]], [[219]], [[220]], [[224]], [[228]], [[232]], [[233]], [[237]], [[242]], [[243]], [[244]], [[246]], [[249]], [[254]], [[257]], [[259]], [[264]], [[266]], [[269]], [[270]], [[271]], [[272]], [[273]], [[274]], [[275]], [[276]]
   
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Latest revision as of 08:28, August 9, 2020

"If I can get it, I want it. And if I want it, I get it." - Jason McGuire

Jason McGuire
Jason McGuire
Production Information
Portrayed by

Dennis Patrick

First appearance

193

Last appearance

276

Episode count

46

Biographical Information
Name

Jason McGuire

Age

49

Date of birth

1918

Year of death

1967

Manner of death

Strangled by Barnabas Collins

Origin

Ireland

Profession

Con Man

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Jason McGuire (1918-1967) was a seafaring man who came to Collinsport in the early 1940's . He was a friend of Paul Stoddard former husband of Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.

Biography Edit

Early LifeEdit

Jason McGuire was born in Ireland (196) and at some point met and befriended Paul Stoddard.

Visit to CollinsportEdit

He came to Collinsport in the early 1940's, sometime while Elizabeth Collins and Paul Stoddard were married. When he first heard of their marriage he was surprised that Paul Stoddard married because he thought he wasn't a man for marriage (202).

1949 IncidentEdit

In December 4, 1949, he was having a few drinks with  Paul Stoddard in The Blue Whale and was also planning on how to get the Collins Family Fortune, eventually Jason McGuire left the bar drunk (900).

Through Paul, Jason was able to cultivate a relationship with his wife, Elizabeth Collins Stoddard. After Paul Stoddard attempted to leave, she hit him over the head; a blow which she thought was fatal. When Jason arrived looking for Paul, he found Elizabeth distressed and she begging him for help. When Jason checked in Paul's body, it turned out he was very much alive and the two quickly hashed out a scheme for their escape. He faked burying Paul's body in the basement of Collinwood, and told Elizabeth never to let anyone into that room (272).

After 1949Edit

Jason fled with Paul Stoddard, though he lost contact with him shortly after. In the years that followed, he continued his various schemes around the globe. He eventually met a young boy named Willie Loomis and they ran scams in every port they landed in.  

Return to CollinsportEdit

Low on funds, in 1967 he returned to Collinsport to blackmail Elizabeth. This allowed him to move into Collinwood, threatening that he would go to the authorities about Paul's "disappearance" unless she allowed him to stay (196). Willie Loomis, who was aware of the blackmail (but not the reasons behind it) (199), started causing issues for Jason , even going as far as to invite himself over to stay at Collinwood (202). Though very much against it, Jason eventually begrudgingly agreed.

Seeing a prime opportunity to further his manipulation of Elizabeth when Carolyn asks him about her father, he sings his praises and even tells her that the two of them are very much alike (202).

Jason continued to blackmail Elizabeth and extorted vast sums of money from her. He also forced her to give him a position in the family business (228) and selling him Collins-owned property. By this point the rest of the Collins family knew that Jason had some kind of hold over Elizabeth, but she refused to entertain the notion He knew she was willing to do whatever he wanted, so long as he never revealed her grave secret. To seal the deal, he proposed marriage (243) which horrified everyone involved including Barnabas Collins who is new in town.

Carolyn in an attempt to figure out what exactly Jason held over her mother, searches through his room. He catches her and tells her in no uncertain terms that once he's married her mother, she will no longer be allowed to stay at Collinwood. This being the last straw, Carolyn decides the best course of action is to kill him during the ceremony.

On the day of their sham of a wedding, instead of saying I do Elizabeth declares that she killed Paul and Jason helped her do it (270). Jason, realizing he can't smooth talk his way out of this one, runs for it. Only to be brought back to the house by the police (271). Jason then revealed that she never actually killed Paul, he was just unconscious. He showed them the trunk in the basement that allegedly contained Paul’s remains. only for it to be completely empty.

Final Fate Edit

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With the truth now out in the open, the sheriff ordered him to leave the area within 24 hours—but Jason wasn’t going to leave empty-handed. As dusk began to fall, he broke into the Old House, hoping to find some Collins family jewels like the ones he knew Barnabas was in possession of. He went into the Old House cellar and discovered the coffin of Barnabas Collins. Willie tried to give Jason more jewels, but it wasn't enough to satisfy him. He warned Jason that Barnabas wasn't "alive" and that he would kill him for intruding, but Jason still refused to listen to him. He opened the coffin, still believing that there were jewels hidden there—only to find Barnabas who woke up and strangled him to death (275). Barnabas later had Willie transfer Jason’s remains to the secret room in the Collins family mausoleum (276).

Jason McGuire's murder was never discovered—as far as everyone else was concerned, Jason had fled town to avoid charges over Paul Stoddard's "death" and the resulting blackmail attempt. Oddly—given the manner of his death—Jason's ghost does not seem to have manifested.

Memorable Quotes Edit

Jason McGuire: "Now you made one beautiful blunder by getting involved in that fight."

Jason McGuire: "One more blunder like that and you'll blow the whole deal and none of us are gonna get anything out of it."

Appearances Edit

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