"[Rebecca Budig] is open to ... possibilities," he says. "I would say to the fans to try to be patient."
Mathison, who stopped by the TVGuide.com studios while on the "Tribute to Pine Valley" tour with cast mates Michael E. Knight, Walt Willey, Vincent Irizarry, Darnell Williams and Jacob Young, shared how he hopes there's a time jump when the show picks back up. Plus: Was he satisfied with the television ending? And what's the latest news on Susan Lucci's return? Watch the video interview below!