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GH's Laura Wright Tweets Easton, Howarth & Alderson Will Be Back! Is The Character Stand-Off Over?

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As fans know, today is for now the last tape date we know of at General Hospital for original One Life to Live crossovers, Michael Easton (John), Roger Howarth (Todd) and Kristen Alderson (Starr)!

Meanwhile, everyone is anxiously awaiting official news from Prospect Park, and ABC and General Hospital, just how the character dispute of who will have Starr, John, and Todd on their canvas, and who will be playing the parts will resolve itself.   Over the last several weeks, this has been a red hot button issue in the soap industry and for long time fans of both OLTL and GH!

However today, Daytime Emmy winner Laura Wright (Carly, GH) tweeted a few tweets that have many speculating that  now Roger, Kristen, and Michael will be back shortly to resume working on GH!  Wright tweeted, “We are not saying goodbye to Roger, Michael and @krisalderson – just see ya in a few :))))))  A few weeks!!! They’ll be back!!!! :)))))”

So what do you think of Laura’s statements? Do you think this might be resolved? Weigh-in!

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Trapper
Trapper

I think they’ll tape for a few weeks at OLTL and then at GH while they sort out storylines. It doesn’t sound like OLTL’s schedule is going to be as grueling with 4 1/2 hour eps a week, so they might be able to do several weeks worth and then jet back to LA.

Susan M.
Susan M.

DITTO!

Jamie
Jamie

The big question is will Starr, John and Todd be back????

Blake
Blake

Oh that’s true Jamie, I forgot about that!!! I really hope it’s as the characters and not new ones, that would be weird and confuse fans that don’t read about these things online or in the magazines. Plus it would bite to have those characters recast on oltl

Blake
Blake

There will be enough newbies as it is!

Mark
Mark

The actors may come back as different characters. Laura Wright said the actors would be back. She didn’t say anything about their characters. I bet that OLTL recasts all their characters.

KenJ
KenJ

oltl original characters have been contacted and agreed to come back to oltl with the exception of jessica, rex and gigi.

Matt
Matt

KenJ: But as Carolyn Hinsey said in this week’s Soap Opera Digest, none of them have a signed contract!

Mark
Mark

The 3 actors, Kristen Alderson, Michael Easton and Roger Howarth are all under contract with ABC and none of them want to go back to the east coast. If OLTL uses their characters, Starr, John and Todd, then OLTL would have to recast and GH would bring the actors back as different characters.

Nancy
Nancy

Please let it be over. This is too much crap for people who love GH and OLTL.

Ann
Ann

I hope it’s just wishful thinking on her part. I never want to see Todd Manning on GH again.

currygirl
currygirl

Totally agree. Too much drama behind the scenes

Ria
Ria

Love Todd on GH! He has chemistry with every single character he shares the screen with and has actually helped to make some of them more interesting. I live him with Blair but now I’d be just as happy if he ends up with Carly.

Diane
Diane

I sure hope she’s right!!

Susan M.
Susan M.

Me too!

Judith
Judith

Me too!!! Love Todd with Carly. They’ve shared chemistry from the very first scene they did together. Honestly, the characters of Todd and John have become an integral part of the GH canvas. Unfortunately for the character of Starr, she has been relegated to the role of Michael’s girlfriend and not much else.

Ces
Ces

me three!

MikeT
MikeT

I hope they can be on both shows !!

Philip
Philip

It makes good sense for Roger, Kristen and Michael to be part of the nuOLTL to finish what story lines belong with Todd, Starr and McBain in Llanview and then return aa the same characters to GH and Port Charles. (We really need to know what Allison Perkins has done with Victor, but why put that story on GH? We want the John/Liam business settled.) So let’s patiently wait and see what happens. JMHO

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

This is such a mess. The 3 characters and actors belong on OLTL. Sure hope this mess works out. Thanks ABC for this mess!!!!

Sheila
Sheila

I agree. The characters belong to OLTL.

Mia
Mia

ITA they belong to OLTL

Gillian
Gillian

Two of the three actors refused to sign with PP and chose to relocate to LA before GH. I don’t think they have changed their minds. The characters can return to OLTL or perhaps PP wants a large payoff to keep them on GH? Either way, I hope the actors do what they want and stay on GH. I’m a fan of both shows and have been for 35+ years. I want the actors to do what they want and work where they want.

Kim G
Kim G

Gillian – You don’t know that RH refused to sign with PP. He doesn’t give interviews. For all we know, he could’ve been in negotiations when the PP thing fell through. ME signed, KA didn’t want. to.

Gillian
Gillian

Kim – everything I read stated that RW did not want to sign onto PP.

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

I like Todd & Starr better on GH and McBain better on OLTL. So if anything OLTL could take John back but I want the other 2 to stay on GH. I know not everyone agrees so we will see what happens. I love both shows though so how ever it works out will be fine.

ria
ria

The characters might belong to OLTL, but not the actors. The only one who signed with PP last time was ME, but now he has a contract with ABC. It’s not ABC’s fault the actors chose to sign contracts with GH. OLTL might get the characters back, but different actors will be playing them.

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I know this Ria but I don’t like it. This whole mess is because of ABC. ABC execs are a bunch of idiots.

Casey
Casey

The characters of Todd, John, & Starr belong to OLTL. The actors cant be forced to leave, but the can go back ad different people. If they don’t,OLTL will have to recast because these three character are pivotal to their canvas & interactions with the characters already signed on. Its simple, when you don’t make your car payments, your car is repossessed. Sorry, GH your car is being towed. Plus, you have many legacy veterans their that you can use. To bad that RC sucks & is all about gimmicks!!

Brian Tripp
Brian Tripp

I don’t want different actors playing these roles on OLT. These actors ARE these characters. I also do not want them playing different characters on GH. I think that ABC and Cartini just said that to make a point. The actors don’t want to move back to NYC fulltime but maybe they can make special trips and do both shows off and on.

Gail
Gail

OLTL is recasting other characters, so I don’t see why they couldn’t recast these. three…and I LOVE OLTL and want it back with all my heart. But I still don’t think it is fair to these 3 stars to be in the middle of this. I think PP letting them share is a good way to go.

kim
kim

i hope she’s right 🙂

Christina
Christina

I LOVE Todd and Carly, I LOVE Michael and Starr and I LOVE John McBain on GH…………….Please don’t take them, because they have become an intricate part of GH now! Their S/L’s are AWESOME

Sheila
Sheila

Their stories and characters are also important to OLTL.

Ces
Ces

ditto, ditto, ditto!!!! Love those three!

Kathie Griman
Kathie Griman

Definitely want to see a matchup of Sam and John McBain. That ‘s what was intended i believe. John McB is a better character in GH than in OLTL by far.

Debbie Harris
Debbie Harris

I hope this means they have reached an agreement to let the characters and actors stay on GH and also lend themselves to the new OLTL to get it started up!
As a longtime fan of Both OLTL And GH I want the characters and the actors portraying them to stay on Both my shows!!

Rachel
Rachel

I swear…..if McBain doesn’t exit Port Charles…..I’m done with GH. I love OLTL and the characters….but enough already. It’s a damn shame what Carlivati and co. have done to this show.

ria
ria

Yea, it’s a damn shame GH’s ratings are higher than they have been in years. Those writers obviously have no idea what they are doing. It’s too fun to watch now that the cast has expanded beyond Sonny, Jason and Carly. Very hard to follow the story lines now that they involve more than 3 or 4 characters.

Christine
Christine

I love the name ‘Rachel,’ but I have to agree with ria.

I think it is wonderful that GH has an ensemble cast now. It is so refreshing to see Sonny being more human and having other things to do than being a mob boss … and on every day.

I think most of the newcomers have added to the show. I had my doubts about some, but they are fitting in. My ONLY complaint is that Elizabeth Herbst does not have much going on, but I have faith that will change.

casey
casey

Yeah, it has nothing to do with legacy actors such as Kevin, Lucy, Laura, Robert, Anna, coming back. Its just the three lone characters from cancelled OLTL that brought them in. vampires, & all. Please. These characters belong to OLTL not GH. Carvalanti should have brought them on the show as new characters. Oh wait, there isn’t a creative bone in his body to do that.

Well, depending on what PP decides to do because afterall, those characters are theirs not GH’s. Sucks for the actors, but they also should have known that the possibility of PP getting the funding before the year was up was a very good possibilty. Regardless, I want these three characters for the reboot. With no mention of the disaster/trashing ReRon has done to them.

Ria
Ria

Casey I never said the OLTL characters were the reason GH is doing so good. My point was that FV and RC did not ruin the show, but that they probably saved it. The ratings have been going up steadily since they took over and most of the vets just started coming back recently and are only on for short stints. I love the 3 characters, and now I love them on 2 shows. It sucks that this is how things worked out, but those actors had to do what was best for them at the time. No one forced them to move to CA and sign contracts with ABC, but they did even though ABC cancelled the show where their characters originated. I hate what happened with AMC and OLTL as much as anyone, but the actors obviously got over it because they signed with the “evil” ABC anyway. They made the choice that was right for them and now everyone has to live with it. You can blame ABC for canceling the soaps, they did that, but I don’t see how anyone can blame them for the choices these actors made of their own free will.

Tali
Tali

I don’t want John McBain on GH – he belongs on OLTL with Natalie and Liam. I do hope Michael Easton can be someone else on GH (if that is what he wants-I’ll miss him) and he can be BLAH with Sam McCall.

Terri
Terri

I could not have said it better!

Mia
Mia

Tali ITA. I don’t like McBain on GH either!! He can be BLAH with Sam

Kathie Griman
Kathie Griman

no way

Joanne
Joanne

I know they will be back! they have to finish out their story lines and start knew ones. John needs to come back for Sam & Danny like they had planned to pair them up, and Roger needs to come back to Carly, and finally Starr & Michael need to go further in their relationship. Oh and the vampire story hurry up and finish. so yeah Laura Wright is right!! LOL

Kathie Griman
Kathie Griman

totally agree, Joanne!

Christine
Christine

I thought GH was supposed to be black for the next two weeks anyway, so nobody should be taping.

erin
erin

They should share the characters not actors, general hospital should have the current actors who have obviously moved to play the parts. OLTL should recast with new people. That way both shows win!

Kathie Griman
Kathie Griman

What is PP and when is OLTL going to be back? Had not heard that.

su0000
su0000

the 3 are ruined for OLTL..
They are are no longer who they once were on OL..
How could Todd be with Blair when he is in love with Carly, and we all know he is.
John fits like a glove in GH and he would never be seen as the John we once knew in OL his GH personalty is strong. ..
They can not crossover.. Todd in love with Carly on GH and Blair in OL , not going to work.
And I feel the 3 do not want to return to OL and they would not go with PP anyways.
The 3 are now totally true GH ..
and they would not be the same to fans no matter what in OL ,,

Patricia
Patricia

they most certainly could be who they were on oltl. Just have to get them there and away from ron and franks horrible writting. i dont agree with todd and carly i dont believe todd is in love with her i dont care what anyone says. And todd and carly are SOOOO BORING together its painful to watch. I dont like john on gh i LOVED him on oltl. I dont see them as totally true GH never will these three have family and children and loved ones in llanview and thats where they belong in llanview.

Tali
Tali

Agree Patricia!

Mia
Mia

Patricia I’m with you, not to long ago Todd wanted Blair, now he wants Carly. I don’t like McBain on GH, I LOVED him OLTL.

Kim G
Kim G

Yes, they can cross back. The three belong on OLTL, they are not true GH’ers to everyone. Todd doesn’t love Carly. Even Carly knows that one whiff of Blair and he’d be gone. RC has destroyed Todd. Get Todd out of his hands and back on OLTL. McBain basically acts the same so there is no problem with him being seen as John. They are OLTL characters and are needed on that show.

lilou
lilou

But Todd played by Roger Howarth wants to stay on GH !
Todd is great on GH anyway, he has lot’s of new stories and new characters to play off with and it works. Blair and co can have their own stories on OLTL reboot.
Maybe one day he could come back on OLTL but for now he is a great character for GH imho.

Kim G
Kim G

Lilou – Roger Howarth has never publicly said what he wants to do.

KateK
KateK

I hope its true, & I hope there back for good! I want them at GH. None of the characters have any reason to be in Lainview, they have no story there. But they tape so far ahead, how can they write for them? So Ill believe it when I see it.

Tali
Tali

LMAO – No story in Llanview????? The characters belong in Llanview – keep the actors/actresses I don’t care!

JoAnn
JoAnn

My problem with this is she only mentions the actor’s names…not the characters. We already knew that ABCD “owns” the actors while PP owns the characters. The only announcement I’m waiting for is that Roger Howarth’s Todd Manning ends up on my TV…don’t care if it’s from HuluPlus (OLTL-PP) or network television (GH-ABCD). Wish ABCD would play nice with PP and allow all the OLTL actors to cross over from time to time. The only thing that I’m absolutely sure of is that this is a complete mess and of course I will be watching AMC, OLTL and GH no matter what the outcome!
On another note…thank you Michael for keeping the fans informed…YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!!

jim
jim

As i said numerous times i see no reason why the two shows cant do crossovers. John, Todd, and Starr could return briefly to OLTL to wrap up old storylines and then return to new home GH. Both shows could swap a few characters in the beginning like Natalie visiting John in PC with Liam who might have a medical crises and are flown to General Hospital for special treatments. Then both shows can move on with new stories. GH could pair John with Sam, and OLTL could pair Natalie with Cutter who redeems himself in Clints eyes after rescuing Viki from another attack by crazy Alison Perkins. I want drama on the screen and not behind the scenes. ENOUGH ALREADY ABC AND PROSPECT PARK. YOU BOTH GOT SOMETHING GOOD GOING. DONT RUINED IT FOR US FANS IF YOU WANT OUR SUPPORT!

becky h
becky h

the characters belong on OLTL

jim
jim

Skye Chandler belonged on AMC but she ended up on GH without it being no big deal. ID wish the trio were on OLTL were they originated but i dont mind watching them on GH too. I hope they do crossovers so i can enjoy them on both shows.

Tali
Tali

That’s a joke – John McBain belongs with Natalie & Liam, but if Michael Easton wants to stay in GH let him only as someone else! That someone else can be with Sam McCall.

jim
jim

Sometimes not everyone ends up with or stays with who the belong. I wouldnt mind M.E. playing another character on GH but that wouldnt work well with the other two actors who play Todd and Starr. While M.E. could easily fit in as Caleb it would be a little too crazy seeing Todd and Starr return as completely different characters with no connection to the show after Todd and Starr have already settled in and are part of Micheals and Carlys story. If they do return to gh as different characters theyd have to be in different plotline for me to accept them. I doubt theyll go back to OLTL fulltime but i wish the actors would. I settle for crossover stories for now but whatever happens ill just be glad when everythings settled.

toscanti
toscanti

Good!!!!!!!!

lisa
lisa

Yay …but will they be playing their current roles.

Enrique Buenrostro
Enrique Buenrostro

I find it awfully convenient for her to tweet this when a few days ago she tweeted that she knew nothing. Aren’t the actors under some gag order? Something is not right here. Also ABC and PP need to announce something before blurting stuff out.

Matt
Matt

Convenient in what way?

Joe
Joe

I get the legalities of the situation, but, haven’t these execs learned by now that they should be working TOGETHER? The soap industry,be it on TV or online NEEDS to work together after nearly being wiped out. There should be cross overs to get people to watch it ALL!

TraceyDelehanty
TraceyDelehanty

I love Todd and Starr. And johnmcbain on gh. Love Patrick and Emma. Get rid of vampire story and Brittany.

k/kay
k/kay

I know everybody hates the vampire story but I have to say I am getting a kick out of ME. And does anybody else think the actor playing Rafe looks like the actor who played on the Twilight movies I think his name was jake in the movie/the guy that turns into a wolf the actors name escapes me.

Gillian
Gillian

Michael Easton is such a great actor. His portrayal of Caleb was always mesmerizing. No matter how evil Caleb was, he was fun to watch because of ME. And Easton’s portrayal was so layered that the viewer was always torn. Caleb was evil yet you wanted him to be redeemed.

Christine
Christine

k/kay,

I don’t hate the vampire story. I just hope they do it justice by playing it out, but not milking it dry. As I told you, I watched PC back in the day and I don’t want to see a mockery out of it.

Taylor something, I think (Twilight). He is darker than the young man who plays Rafe.

I enjoy Michael Easton as Caleb, as always, but what little I have seen, he seems MUCH more mean than Caleb of PC ever was. He has the sexiness down, but if what we are seeing is the real deal, I find it hard to believe Caleb would have killed Alison by stabbing her. I would have thought he would have sucked her blood – now this is if Caleb really is a vampire. We still have to wait and see it all unfold. For all we know, Caleb could be some mentally disturbed man with DID who thinks he is a vampire or Lucy thinks he is.

In any event, I am dying to find out why Lucy and Alison are the only ones that believe the above and whether or not “Kevin/Doc” is actually Ryan and that is why he denied having a daughter named Livvie.

Cindy
Cindy

I agree. I don’t think of Caleb as mean. This portrayal is much different than I recall.

Ces
Ces

hate the vampire story, love Michael Easton 🙂

Cindy
Cindy

Me, too. Love ME!

su0000
su0000

Not ”everybody” hates the vampire story; don’t speak for all..
I for one of a great many do love it..
It is very cool and pure soap..
It is different and I love the connection of the 2 soaps, PC and GH, once again, as in days of old..

Renee
Renee

I agree… I love, love, love the vampire story as I have said before. I watched Port Charles back in the day also. I loved Michael Easton then and I still do. He is an awesome actor. Boring? I don’t know what planet the person that said that fell off of. Also, Kelly Monaco was amazing back then as Livie and she still is as Sam. The deal is the actor has to have the right storyline wrote for them. I thought she did an excellent job when Jason “died”.

ria
ria

I’m loving the “vampire” story too! ME is much more fun as Caleb than he is as John McBain. I like John too, but he is so serious all the time.

Chatty Cathy
Chatty Cathy

The Twilight actor who turned into werewolf is named Taylor Laughtner.

Love Michael Easton no matter what he does. The storyline for him on GH now is wonderfully entertaining, multidimensional and conflicted, LOVE IT!

Tina Gray
Tina Gray

Gotta remember. Lots of GH fans are OLTL fans. I want my OLTL back. There are too many people that we lost on GH. Bring them back and let OLTLers go back to OLTL.

Rachel
Rachel

AMEN TINA!!!!!! These are OLTL characters NOT GH. With Anna, Duke, Frisco, Lucy, AJ, Scotty, and Laura back….there are more than enough faces from the history of GH to pick up the slack. Send McBain and co BACK to Llanview!!!!

Mia
Mia

Rachel, I agree!! McBain should go back to llanview!!

boes
boes

I agree, although of the three, I think Todd has fit in best at GH.

Just wondering – who else would you bring back to GH?

su0000
su0000

Nobody seems to be considering that the 3 may not want to go on with PP..
they did not a year ago and now that they are GH cast and seem to be loving their their new home on GH and the west coast, I doubt they will even go on with PP/OL..

Just because PP wants the characters they do have the actors an all 3 could say no we do not want leave GH and we do not want to go back east or go on with PP.
Then both soaps will not have them lol .. but, somehow VF and RC would find a way to keep them on GH 🙂

Christine
Christine

“Nobody seems to be considering that the 3 may not want to go on with PP…”

Oh now, su0000, don’t be a hypocrite and speak for “all” of us. 🙂 Just keeping you on your toes – I really enjoy your posts. 😉

I am with the small minority that believes the ACTORS should get to do what they want. Most people seem to forget the fact that they are ACTORS and deserve to live their lives the way they want to and have no one to answer to but themselves and their families. I wonder how it would be if the shoe were on the other foot?

In any event, I think comments for this thread should have been limited to Laura Wright’s comments and not beating the dead horse about where the characters belong and how much so and so hates the way GH is and how this and that believes the characters belong with OLTL. Enough already.

casey
casey

Incorrect su0000, ME was actually one of the first to sign with PP when OLTL ended, but when funding fell through the deal did too.

Joanna
Joanna

Actually ME did sign with PP. And if the actors decide not to go back than recast.

Tali
Tali

Ditto!

su0000
su0000

Actually ME did not sign a contract as others did he was pending..
He mentioned if it would help save the soap etc, but he did not deal as the others did..
He is on GH, goes to show 🙂

the 3 on GH are there because they are the actors who were free of contracts to be there.. And Natalie was not free to be there and FV could not get her released ..

It is a mess, but the 3 seem to have no interest in PP/OL or they would be speaking up that they are now happy to return to OL, and they are not, not a word from them lol
🙂

Pam K
Pam K

I am sure there is now a fair phalanx of lawyer / agent types that are now scrambling around trying to get a lid on this so they can make a formal legit announcement. I would rather see Todd dead than be with Carly.

emtk
emtk

The only thing that makes sense is for them to be on both OLTL and GH. But, since when does ABC do anything that makes sense?!

becky h
becky h

Ok so they will be back but who will they be playing? I am so over this, they can keep the actors but leave the characters alone, they are oltl not gh. It is only fair that those characters remain with their original soap even if we have to deal with recasts.

su0000
su0000

So wrong.. The 3 are now of GH .. GH is their soap now, not OL ..
So what if they were once were on OL they are now of GH and doing a smashing job!

GH is their ticket.. more pay, a network top soap, and in CA.
Why would they even want to return to OL ?
when asked last year Todd and Starr said NO , they did not want to be with OL/PP and now that they have careers with GH which is in CA where they live, no way do they want back with OL ..
Just because some fans want them back they well may not want to go back.

Waltina Harris
Waltina Harris

Just because some fans want them to stay that may not happen either. I say if they don’t want to stay if I was PP I would say OK, then we will retain the character name and GH can call them something else. The name of Todd, Starr, and John belong on OLTL and if I was running PP I would recast and use these name as they belong to PP. Let GH explain why there is no Starr, Todd, or John characters on their show, but these actors with different names. Some fans say they belong on GH. Maybe the actors but not the names of character that belong on another show. Is this being vindictive —maybe so but OLTL is trying to get their show started again and need want may be considered as three of their characters. GH fans never have considered that on OLTL these characters have families. Todd has one son and a daughter besides Starr, John had a girlfriend and a son Liam(and fan want him with Danny andSam when he has a son), and Starr has a brother, sister(who she never mention) cousin name Sam (Uncle Victor’s son , who she did refer to as her brother), mother, Aunts and Cousins. In other words as I mentioned these three have families. There are fans who still care about these families and three people are missing from them.
I’m sure Sam can find a lover and daddy for Danny. Carly can find another man she always does I’m sure the writers will insist that she have one, and Michael can find a girlfriend that want lead him around by the nose. I say Ellie.

Lynn
Lynn

I really don’t think she knows anything, I think people are just jumping to conclusions on her tex I’m really how would she know over anyone else? In this whole mess with soaps Cxd ext . The actors have been the very last to know I think that is still the case here and that is her wishful thinking. Kinda like when I say bye to my realitives out of state I always say see you soon when I don’t know when I really see them agai. And know its not good he forever. I really think this is just a over reaction to her tweet all over the Internet….I think the charcters need to go home to Llanview.

Mia
Mia

I wonder How LW knew b4 everyone else?

Ann
Ann

And that is exactly how it should be, back on GH permanently. They do not want to go back and forth to be on both shows and who can blame them. GH is their home now!

Matt
Matt

I love Ron Carlivati’s writing for both OLTL and GH! I’m sure he and his writers will be able to work this out and I look forward to seeing how they do it!

Ces
Ces

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Roger & Laura together onscreen!! They have tremendous chemistry! Losing Roger on GH would be horrible. I just adore this guy. Hope they are all back onscreen where they belong.

heidi
heidi

With everything that ABC has done to OLTL and GH… and with everything that has transpired with PP since we first heard about them buying the rights to OLTL… and with everything that all of the actors/actresses from those shows has had to endure… I want what is best for Roger, Michael and Kristen and all…then when that has been addressed I hope it benefits both GH and OLTL and lastly if it benefits ABC and PP… that’s ok… but if we get the two shows and great stories, great characters and our faves working again and having fun… don’t we all win!!!

Lew S.
Lew S.

I think she is right and it makes sense.

Joanna
Joanna

I don’t even understand why GH needs OLTL’s CHARACTERS!! They are bringing back all there greats (Laura, Frisco, Scotty) so let PP have its characters back. John , Todd and Starr are very important characters in Llanview and I’m not sure how succesful OLTL will be without them. Also sorry GH fans bt John leaving HIS FAMILY, HIS SON to race A hitman’s son makes him look really bad. John has HIS OWN SON he doesn’t need someone else’s, and to be honest I find him bland and boring on GH with no direction, he just seems to float around. When he moved to Llanview he had his brother Michael there and even his mother and cousin spent time there so he fit and took roots in town. Who does he have in Port Charles the answer to that is no one. Send the Character of John back to OLTL and hoe the writers can fix him. I won’t even get into how they just wiped out Starrs family and how Todd never mentions his 2 other children. If PP doesn’t take back their characters I am not sure I will be intrested in either show.

Tali
Tali

I wish Joanna! PP and ABC are going to mess around and I’m getting to where I might not watch either. I guess it’s one of those cases – “Be Careful what you wish for!” Wishing for OLTL – but the way it was!

aria
aria

this is like a soap within a soap, holly crap, well, besides GH being the best soap currently on the air, it looks like PP is the second, with all this drama, lol, i hope things workout for everyone, I’m a GH fan first but i did like OLTL, and I can see PP point, all you have to do is watch how interesting and fun this trio is on GH and it makes sense for OLTL to want those characters, but i think these characters are much more interesting with the GH group then they would be with the OLTL group. all you have to do is watch all the charactrers interactin to see the chemistry this Cast totally has with one another.

Tali
Tali

NOPE – they had the same chemistry with OLTL casts and then some.

Elhu
Elhu

I love Laura’s positive attitude, and I hope it is from her mouth to God’s ears, and who knows, hopefully it is true. I am a long time OLTL and GH fan, and adored all three of these characters on OLTL (especially John with Natalie and Liam), but they are all now immersed into the GH storyline, so I would hate to see that end, and they all fit in perfectly in Port Charles. Ideally, I would love crossovers, but I am sure that is not easy, especially with one being filmed in California, and the other in Connecticut. Ultimately, I hope each of them get to do what they want to do, and I wish them all the best of luck.

Judy B
Judy B

I find it kind of amusing that when the OL characters came to GH people were up in arms saying Gh was being turned into OLTL but now there is an uproar that they may have to leave. As a life long OL fan, I feel the characters are integral to OLTL and I want them back. I would not miss Starr or John on the GH canvas. John is just boring with Sam. But, I do have to say, that “Todd” has fit in very well with the GH story lines. But Roger is outstanding no matter where he goes. OLTL-ers need our characters back though!!! Their stories were at their peak when OLTL went off the air. We need resolution.

casey
casey

Word!!!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I have a feeling they’ll crossover to OLTL for the online premiere, then stay on GH, and then spend summer months in Llanview. But the move won’t be permanent.

su0000
su0000

LOL .. I can see it now..
On Mondays Todd is in Port Charles with Carly all in love with her and all that good entangled stuff..
Then on Friday he is Llanview with Blair doing nasty and all that stuff..
Back and forth between loving Carly and loving Blair would be very hard to do LOL

And ME/McBain in the Port Charles on Wed. doing his cop stuff,,
and on Tuesdays he’s in Llanview looking for a job LOL

And Starr in llanview on the phone everyday with Michael her love.. Then she will back in Port Charles and hmm all this crossover stuff will not work.

Todd is love and has proclaimed his love for Carly, I know that as do others..
He will be wired with Blair now ..

And ‘sdies I LOVE CALEB!!!

Cheryl
Cheryl

I have to say, if the characters of Todd, John and Starr are recast on the OLTL reboot, I am going to 100% hate ABC for screwing over what should be an awesome moment. Yes, the show can and WILL succeed regardless, but to a lot of people, myself included, you cannot replace the actors in these roles. Just the thought makes me sad. I pray that they’ve worked something out for both shows to continue and do well.

Tali
Tali

My feelings too Cheryl. I’m not even looking forward to OLTL without Michael Easton.

Ria
Ria

What if the actors don’t want to sign with PP? 2 of them didn’t the first time around and no one for Ed them to sign with ABC. I am just as furious with ABC as everyone else for canceling AMC & OLTL, but I don’t see how you can blame them for this mess. If PP was so positive they were going to be able to make this work, they should never have “loaned” out their characters. I live the characters on both shows and I feel like they helped to keep OLTL sort of alive. I loved everytime they mentioned people back in Llanview and how Kate was reading Vickie’s book and stuff like that makes me think that RC was also trying to keep OLTL alive and on people’s minds. To me, Frons was the main villan here and thankfully he is gone. I really believe there is hope for GH now and FV and RC are great! So many fans were thrilled when they signed on with PP the first time around because they were a huge part of OLTL success, now everyone is bashing them and saying they are ruining GH. If they were able to go with PP now I’m sure you all would be singing a different tune about them too.

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

I am looking fwd to OLTL and support all PPs efforts to bring our show back. They have had great success in signing most of the actors to reprise their roles. I really don’t understand the mentality of the fan who won’t watch a show if one or two favorites won’t be coming back. If you are a fan of a show, you are a fan of the whole ensemble. If all you are is a fan of a particular actor, then you sell yourself short and the show too when you limit yourself to not experiencing the full range of talent being offered. I like ME. I love RH. But if they don’t make it back for one reason or another it is laughable to me that that is truly a deal breaker for some people who I would hesitate to call a fan of the show. You are just hung up on an actor.

Dee
Dee

Well said Ria I totally agree with you.

Tali (not Smith)
Tali (not Smith)

The characters belong first and foremost to OLTL. I do hope to see crossovers but am very unhappy with the farcical romance of Todd and Carly. Carly trumps Todd in testosterone every time. She completely unmans and out mans him in every scene. A formerly tormented and complex character, it was dismaying to see him reduced to being hauled around by his ear today. What’s next, a Todd clown car? SOS Todd back to OLTL as even the mighty Roger Howarth cant save this current incarnation of the character.

redheart
redheart

Very well said. Todd on GH has become a castrated buffoon with his manly parts lost in the bottom of Carly’s purse (like so many men before him). Please get him back to OLTL, but whatever happens, I just want this pale imitation of Todd Manning put out of his (and my) misery.

Emily
Emily

My wish is for the 3 to return to OLTL:)
In the end just have the actors happy and a decision made!!

su0000
su0000

The character belong to PP not the actors, and the actors do not belong anywhere except where they want to be ..
If they do not want to go on with OL/PP and want to stay with GH, good for them and the best decision they could make for themselves would be stay with GH for many reasons..

You could get the 3 characters back to OL but you may not the actors, that is their decision, and it is obvious they want to stay on GH, as they did not sign on with PP the first time around. (they did not want go with PP)

Sandy
Sandy

I guess I understand why they must return, to OLTL. But it doesn’t seem fair. The show was cancelled. The actors moved on., Now they are being uprooted and made to return to a cancelled show. Leave them at GH and let OLTL, figure out a storyline….without those 3.

Dee
Dee

The actors are not being uprooted the characters are. PP will get the characters back and have to recast and GH will keep the actors and will have to create new roles. In ME case he can become a human version of Caleb Morley.

Kathleen
Kathleen

I hope so I really like seeing them on GH but I also like them on oltl too dam maybe they can visit both places that work lol.

Dee
Dee

That would be hard GH is filmed in CA and OLTL will be filmed in Conn. The commute would be a nightmare in the winter. Conn is currently digging out of it’s latest snow storm. IF ME,RH amd KA were working on OLTL now they would be stranded. ME and RH have young kids at home that I am sure they want to spend their free time with . The commute for the actors would make sharing a bad idea. The shared story lines would be a turn off to RC and FV. OLTL will want John and Natalie and GH would want John and Sam. GH would want Todd and Carly and OLTL would want Todd and Blair. Finally GH would want Starr with Micheal and OLTL would resuurect Cole and her daughter.
How could the characters live different lives with different people between two soaps?

I say give the characters back and let the actors move on to new roles on GH.

heidi
heidi

Just watched Friday’s episode and will gladly enjoy a break from the vampire character of Caleb…

If the character of John McBain is a no go on GH… let ME come back as somebody else and let this whole vampire arc be a dream of Lucy’s and we went along for the ride up until now.

Linda
Linda

I want them back as Carly and Todd are a good couple and two of the best actors on GH. Starr and Michael are also a good couple. They all add to GH which was down in the ratings a year ago. Also want John back as John and not in that silly vampire storyline.

Julie Lomoe
Julie Lomoe

I’m so glad to have found this site – thaks to the people on “Revive Port Charles” on Facebook. I’m loving the recent story lines and especially Michael Easton as Caleb Morley. He makes the best vampire ever!

marfa
marfa

Frankly I’m tired of all the bickering. They belong to us OLTL. But if they want to stay there, then I say good riddance.
I don’t think there should have been a fight about it to begin with, they should have just returned.

I like the other Todd better anyway now even though he’s not really Todd, so lets try and get him back on OLTL and leave Roger to his GH.

General Hospital

GENERAL HOSPITAL: Chase and ‘Janelle’ Two Sides To Every Story?

On Tuesday’s episode of General Hospital, viewers were given more of the back-story between Chase (Josh Swickard) and Nelle (Chloe Lanier) told through a series of flashback from their disparate recollections.

At the PCPD, over the phone, Chase thanks his former police partner, Abby for sending the files he had on one … Janelle Benson.  As he peruses through the files and sees the image of Nelle contained within it, and a postcard from Florida, Chase flashes back to his interrogation room and meeting suspect ‘Janelle’, when he was working as an officer in Maine.  Nelle was being questioned in the drowning of her fiance’ Zack..  Chase asks why the upset ‘Janelle’ chose to vacation in Maine instead of Florida.  She says it was so Zack could put space between him and his disapproving family.  However, ‘Janelle’ does admit going kayaking was her idea.

Next, she cries that she had to make the decision to try to save Zack from drowning, but thought maybe she might die too, so she decided to save herself, and not go in after him, in what was an impossible situation to be in.  Abby questions ‘Janelle’ about Zack changing his will right before they headed off for their vacation.  ‘Janelle’ lets it firmly be known that it was all Zack’s idea to change his will.

Chase believes ‘Janelle’ is innocent, but Abby thinks Janelle is played the helpless victim card.  Chase decides to release Nelle.  Later, Chase remembers traveling to Florida, because Nelle was reportedly being harassed by Zack’s family.  When he got to Florida, he recalls staying in a motel, and was set to meet up with her at a diner.  However, ‘Janell’e surprised him while he was half-naked in a towel and the door of his room.  Next thing you know, things get hot and heavy as she seduces him.  Chase flashes to them hitting the sheets and being in the throes of passion, and promising to take care of everything for her.

Meanwhile, Nelle and Michael (Chad Duell) are talking at The Floating Rib.  Nelle admits to Michael that she has a past with Chase, and her fear of him trying to bring her down now that he is in Pot Charles.  She says that Chase would do anything to get ahead in his career.  Michael asks if Maine was truly the last time she saw Chase.  She says it wasn’t, and says he followed her to Florida.

Now, as there are two sides to every story, Nelle flashes to coming to visit Chase at his motel room; where he is only wearing a towel . In her version, she portrays Chase as the instigator.  She start to cry and tells Michael that in her gut she knew that something was off about Chase, but she felt like she was drowning inside and he was her lifeline. Nelle says Chase became obsessed with her.

Then while alone, Nelle remembers how she was able to get Chase to go out to the store and get her some water after their hot sexcapade.. Once she is all by herself, Nelle calles the police to report misconduct by an officer at the motel.  Meanwhile, Michael has headed over to the PCPD to confront Chase.

So, which version of the story of  Chase and ‘Janelle’ do you believe? It appears Nelle has done a number on Chase. What did you think of Chloe Lanier’s performance where she can go from portraying the victim in a situation, to an evil bitch, with ease?  What do you think of Josh Swickard as the PCPD’s main cop, now that Dominic Zamprogna (Dante) is on his way out of GH?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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GH Preview – Week of June 18, 2018

This week on General Hospital, as Carly (Laura Wright) is being drugged up with anti-psychotic meds at Ferncliff, it’s Jason (Steve Burton) to the rescue.  Carly’s bff finds a way to infiltrate the state mental institution. Meanwhile, Carly had been talking to Kevin (Jon Lindstrom), who says he will help her through her ordeal emotionally.  But is Carly really seeing Kevin, or is it just a figment of her imagination?

Elsewhere, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) seeks out her ex Julian (William deVry) as she tries to come to terms with the root cause of her issues with the men she chooses to be in her life.  Julian, who has gotten closer to Kim (Tamara Braun), now has a chance to try to help Alexis and make up for the ways in which he hurt her.  Could this be the beginning of the patching up of Julexis, or the final straw?

Sonny (Maurice Benard) has just learned that Mike (Max Gail) moved the body buried at Croton. Where did Mike take it?  How will this have future implications?

Here are more teasers for the action coming up on  GH:

MONDAY JUNE 18

Obrecht covers her tracks.

TUESDAY JUNE 19

Nelle reflects on her past.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Michael confronts Chase.

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Nina demands answers.

FRIDAY JUNE 22

Valentin’s romantic gesture back fires.

So, what story point are you looking forward to playing out this week on GH? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Breaking News

Dominic Zamprogna Confirms He Is Done At GH

Another General Hospital favorite has left the building.  After much speculation and rumors, it has been confirmed on Thursday afternoon by Dominic Zamprogna that he has left the ABC daytime drama series, and his role of nine years; that of Dante Falconeri.

In a tweet, Dominic shared: “So you’ve been asking. I feel I owe it to you awesome fans to tell you that I’ve taped my final scenes. Going to miss you all and my GH fam. Good things happening tho. More to come ..”

Zamprogna actually had taped his final scenes last month in May.

The character of Dante came on to GH, and it was revealed that he was the biological son of Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Olivia Falconeri (Lisa LoCicero).

Benard posted a touching photo from on set of himself and Zamprogna on his Instagram account stating: “Always very sad for me when great actors and great friends leave the show Dom was definitely at the top of that list was always looking forward to working with him didn’t happen enough.”

Dominic’s on-screen lady love Emme Rylan (Lulu) shared these thoughts on Twitter:  “I am utterly heartbroken to see you go but also very excited to watch what is coming next for you. I believe in you! Go get em!”

So, are you sad to hear that Dominic has left GH?  What do you think will happen to the character of Dante? Share your thoughts on his departure in the comment section below.

 

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