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Michael Easton's Heartfelt Message To Fans: "Due to some legal this and that, I cannot be at GH After February 8th!"

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

Photo Credit: Kathy Hutchins

If you woke up this morning, you may have seen the touching message posted from soap opera favorite, Michael Easton (John, GH) from his facebook page.   And now what many have been concerned about has come to pass.   Due to the legal issues surrounding the usage of original One Life to Live character John McBain, Michael Easton’s time at General Hospital has come to a halt!   Just how this will play out in the end between Prospect Park and ABC remains to be seen.  But for now it certainly looks like McBain cannot be part of the Port Charles canvas.

Easton posted a message alerting fans not to send birthday gifts to him at General Hospital’s Hollywood studios because as of now his last tape date at GH is February 8th.   Here is the post below!

“I heard a rumor of some lovely people who were going to stop by the studio for a certain riff raff’s birthday. Some others who wanted to deliver a cake. Even more wonderful folks who wanted to send cards and treats and I want you to know I am incredibly humbled by these gestures but unfortunately I will not be around to enjoy them. I’ve been informed, that due to some ongoing legal this and that, I cannot be at “General Hospital” after February 8th and since I know many of you go to great trouble to do something special, I just don’t want to see anybody’s efforts go to waste (especially the lovely person who always sneaks in the fine Irish Whiskey). If it’s not too bold, may I suggest a donation to The American Cancer Society instead. Then some good will have come out of this.

Didn’t mean to upset anybody, was just trying to address the birthday stuff. Honestly not sure what the future holds but I think it’s going to take some time and some very bright people to resolve it. Thank you again for all your kindness and support.   …Miss you guys already. Michael”

So what do you think of the news soapers?  Upset that Michael cannot tape any more episodes for now at GH?  Are you hoping that Michael shows up on the new One Life to Live?  Do you want something to be worked out for Easton to appear on both shows?  Would you rather have Michael on GH as Caleb the Vampire, if that is the only way he could be part of the canvas?  How would you like to see this contractual predicament settled? Weigh-in on this huge conundrum!

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Rose
Rose

I really hope that John will come back to OLTL!!!! I know his fans will follow him. He really does seem like a great guy Michael that is, John is such an essential part of OLTL though so heres hoping he returns.

Cassie
Cassie

Nope. I’ve been a fan of his since his Port Charles days. If Prospect Parks destroys the storyline GH has built, I won’t watch. You don’t speak for all ME or OLTL fans. Remember a lot of fans were fans of both OLTL & GH – viewership isn’t exclusive.

Rose
Rose

I was not implying in anyway to be speaking for all of ME or the fans. I am sorry if I have offended you. I was once a fan of all three of these shows but stand by my respond.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Remember Cassie that GH destroyed OLTL storyline (JOLIE) for GH ratings. PP has to rebuild that story all together, because of total nonsense s/l of Sam & John-I guess that is why I don’t watch GH anymore!

Kara
Kara

I’m a gh and OLTL fan, so I don’t care where they go, just as long as I can see them!

cathy trinque
cathy trinque

I totally agree with you, Rose and I am a Michael Easton and OLTL fan. I start watching GH to see the 3 characters from Llanview and when they go so will I.
I don’t intend to give anytime at all to ABC.

Rebecca
Rebecca

Michael you can do both! lol 🙂

Rebecca
Rebecca

ABC PLEASE BRING ALL MY CHILDREN AND ONE LIFE TO LIVE BACK!!!!

lorraine
lorraine

Come back to one life to live John all of your followers will be waiting!

Rodd
Rodd

I want all three former OLTL stars to remain in character on GH, with the possibility of crossovers as needed to the reboot. Those of us who have followed them to GH have understood how they came to Port Charles and stayed. Why rip them off the GH canvas when the new OLTL will have less air time and a full cast already? It seems to me that the new OLTL will be well served by the cast list they’ve announced. JMHO.

Oh, and I DON”T want Michal to end up as Caleb, Todd to be an alter, or Starr to…well, how would they ever do an alternate for her?…I want them as John, Todd and Starr or not at all.

Phil
Phil

Agreed!

Suzy
Suzy

I Agree with you all too. Just the way they are not Alters or Vampires. But please keep them on GH somehow. Crossover or whatever, please work it out. OLTL fans have already adjusted to the changes now. Read some comments. Thanks

Kara
Kara

I agree also. I wish this vampire sort would end. It’s really stupid. It didn’t work the first time around, why are we doing this? What’s next Casey the alien? They bought back Lucy and making her really stupid going on and on about a vampire. Let her run around town, give her a duck and Luke ! Plan the nurses ball, give Sabrina a makeover we all know she’s going to get. The girl is beautiful!

Tanya
Tanya

I hope that PP and ABC/Disney can do the right thing and put John back with Natalie and Todd back with Blair and let both couples be jointly on both shows!

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Love your idea Tanya – I’m for that!!

Ella
Ella

These are soaps -no one lives happily ever after until the end. There will always be obstacles along the way. John & Natalie have spent more time in the last 2 years with other people than together. Same with Todd & Blair. You must have obstacles to make a storyline interesting.

Kara
Kara

Well said Ella

k/kay
k/kay

Now this is what class looks like soap fans! I loved him on OLTL and had really grown to like him on GH. This is why and everyone can yell at me that is ok, I was not excited OLTL was coming back in the way it is. I think you will see a cheap secondhand version. Anyone remember what they tried over at GL? Thanks ABC first you screw him out of a job with OLTL now your back for a 2nd run at GH.

Ces
Ces

I totally agree with you. I haven’t watched AMC or OLTL since the 80’s so I have zero desire to follow the 2nd hand version of either show. I want Michael Easton to stay on GH!! I was his fan from Days as Tanner and it really stinks that ABC is knocking this poor guy out of a job.. Geez!!

Christine
Christine

k/kay, you make the most sense. He is all class, isn’t he? 🙂

I have a feeling there are going to be hearts broken all over again when this watered down version of AMC and OLTL come back … online. If the rumors are true and they want to go “much younger” then forget about your shows as you knew them.

I made peace with their demise, now many will be regretting what they wished for.

k/kay
k/kay

Hey Christine &Ces I wonder what Kelly Monaco is feeling about now two of her leading men gone in 6 months.

Christine
Christine

k/kay, personally I think they will work it out so Michael Easton can stay … in whatever capacity. But yeah, it has to be a mess over there.

I had heard someone make a point that Kelly Monaco’s Sam had a hard time when she first came to GH and that she didn’t really click with anyone until she was paired with Jason. I remember she had trouble with Jax and Sonny. With Lucky, there was some potential, but she has chemistry in spades with Michael Easton. I think it might because it IS Michael Easton. Looking back at the old PC clips, “Caleb” had chemistry with everyone (Livvie, Tess, Gabbie, Alison, Elizabeth, etc.) I think Frank and Ron will do whatever they can to keep Michael Easton at GH because of this.

I also heard a rumor that they are going dark over there that week anyway (not taping) so they could very well get this all hammered out and have him back when they resume taping.

k/kay
k/kay

Christine when Greg Vaughn was playing Lucky that is when they paired KM with him for a while. Anyone remember the hot tub scene with GV yikes hot in the kitchen. I never thought Jason & Sam were all that romantic more like partners in crime, however I do know I am in the minority.

lipstickcat
lipstickcat

I agree! These don’t sound like they will be the same shows at all! There will be lots of new characters & the original AMC & OLTL actors will be pushed aside!

Christine
Christine

Yes, k/kay, the infamous hot tub scene. 🙂 Lucky and Sam could have worked but they made her watch Jake get abducted in the park and not say anything. But then they ruined Lucky and Elizabeth and Elizabeth and Jason enough times so it is par for the course.

And I didn’t think Jason and Sam were all that either. I think he had much more chemistry with Elizabeth ever since she found him after she lost Lucky to the fire. It is unfair they never got their story, but it is really unfair that Jason and Sam got the shaft the way they did. Things happen, but now they can make her another half of a super couple with Michael Easton (whomever he plays). Personally he could play Caleb Morley or Stephen Clay for all I care. Both characters (whether dead or undead) were the most engaging that I have ever seen Michael Easton. I tried to follow him to OLTL, but he was boring and so was John McBain’s brother recast. Nathaniel Marsten was better, but I know why they had to recast.

I really do think TPTB will do anything they can to retain Michael Easton for Kelly Monaco’s Sam so I am not really worried, but I can imagine how stressful it is for the actors. That is unfair.

k/kay
k/kay

Christine I watched Port Charles on Soapnet at the gym with my girlfriend when we were living in LV,NV. I am not real familar with all the stories on it who was Stephen Clay? Soapnet use to really show some goold old soaps now we still get it here on Direct TV I think but it just is not the same.

Christine
Christine

k/kay, Stephen Clay was the persona that Caleb created when he came back from the “dead” after Livvie stabbed him through the heart.

I had forgotten all about that part. I think it was the Naked Eyes arc. Livvie, Jack, Lucy, etc., are all at this concert and then Caleb comes on stage singing as this Stephen Clay, but they all know it is Caleb. Alison’s mother, Elizabeth, does not seem that wise, however. She ends up getting bit by him when she breaks up with him. But it was a really cool thing. Michael Easton actually sang and was quite the rock star.

I sort of wish I could watch more of these clips or the whole show all over again because like Lynn Herring said, the show really was ahead of its time. Anyway, my two little boys demand too much time and I am not really one for watching TV on the computer as it hurts my eyes. 🙂

Alex
Alex

Congratulations PP – well done….

I´m utterly pissed that you screw with professional life of the actors. Go ahead and recast the characters.
I´m out of this nonsense …. YOU LOST ME as an potential OLTL viewer!

Ces
Ces

yep

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

ABC was the one doing the screwing if you ask me. PP was nice enough to allow ME/John McBain temporarily on screen for GH. And like OLTL fans know – ME made it count and did a hell of a job, but he belongs in Llanview!

Alex
Alex

I don´t think so Tali. PP doesn´t need any of them for the reboot. They need to write ALL stories from the scratch. They got a full cast to work with. This became an ugly fight at the expense of the actors. PP knows exactly what they are doing by pushing this through. The actors can´t work.
So IMO by doing so they deliberately go for the jagular.

Olivia
Olivia

PP is benefiting from GH having Todd, John & Starr on GH, Tali. As much as viewers would like to take full credit, the truth is that Cartini, GH and ABC kept Llanview alive on GH and kept interest and ratings high. ME started in Port Charles long before he ever arrived in Llanview. And one more point: why don’t the Actors’ wishes count? As much as fans would like to think *they* are the only ones that matter, the truth is Roger and Kristin never wanted to sign with PP and refused to do so. Just because fans want them back on OLTL doesn’t mean they should be forced to return. They aren’t indentured servants.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Michael Easton can stay @ GH, but John McBain belongs in Llanview. I’ll miss him, but his character is OLTL story. He can stay as a vampire in PC that’s ok with me. I really blame ABC in the first place for this mess, they are the ones that canceled the ABC #1 soap(OLTL)! General Hospital benefitted by having a later cancellation date (Sept 2012) and fans retaliated and made a difference.

KateK
KateK

Totally agree! I WAS a huge fan of OLTL, but I will not watch now. The actor should get to choose where he wants to work!!! I love John, Todd, & Star on GH I dont want to watch them on OLTL.

Alicia
Alicia

One life to live !!! That s where he belongs, John and Natalie all the way….I don’t watch abc or general hospital , the story line is terrible, breaking up Natalie and John pleeeeease, to give him to Sam, come on, abc still sucks and I’m still boycotting ….go back to llanview Michael Easton your fans miss you!!!

MiCHELE
MiCHELE

SO AGREE

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Totally agree!

B.J.
B.J.

I’m with you Alicia. I don’t understand why many fans are blasting PP. It was ABC that threw these characters/actors in the trash, and told soap fans to drop dead. I don’t watch any ABC shows other than GH and Castle, which I record only. When GH goes, there will be only 1 show I watch on that network.

I wish success for PP in the future, but for Michael to get what he wants. I just hope he wants to return to OLTL.

Alicia
Alicia

I record castle too and once upon a time, I give ABC no ratings, besides those 2 shows abc doesn’t exist to me

heidi
heidi

Sad to see him HAVE to go! I am sure they will work something out. I am not a vampire fan, but for his sake and for Kelly Monaco’s sake… it would be nice if he can come back as a different character and do both shows if he can. Kelly and he do have good chemistry. The storylines are working to give the characters some cover in the event that they can do both… with the exception of Starr. Todd could come back as an alter and be a different character. I just hate to see anyone lose work in this economy and hope it all works out for the best! Michael you will be missed!

Leena
Leena

This is just a product of a poorly handled situation, from the beginning. The actors and fans are then and now facing the consequences and feeling the repercussions.

I was an avid OLTL (and GH) watcher especially in the last few years it was on. I was heartbroken over the cancellation, elated when they announced it was going online, crushed when it didn’t come to fruition and swore off soaps completely when Jolie was torn apart and McBain was brought to GH.

I’m following all this nonsense with PP from a distance and in all honesty I’ll take a look at the new OLTL if it happens. But I am not getting my hopes up! Now more than ever I think that whole episode with cancelling of OLTL and then the PP announcement was all a rouse to quiet upset fans.

It’s sad the last on the list to be considered were the actors and then the fans. …and so it continues.

Tina
Tina

I do not know what has happened to my beloved GH! I have watched them for 20 plus years, but NO MORE! Tthis news does not surprise me, I HATED the fact that OLTL was invading GH! I know the writters are trying new things, but for me, honestly, when Steve (Jason) left & they dropped Robin’s story line, I dropped them! I cannot stand the direction the show is going, nor the charachter story lines. Sonny has faded away, I’m sick of Kate, it was sad when Trey died. Lulu & Maxie are pathetic with their baby dance! These story lines drag on forever! This whole Vampire crap has definatley turned me completly off! Now they bring in new characters & kill them off the same week? I hate all the “old” players coming back. They need a fresh new start, not go backwards & pick up on these stupid played out stories of yesteryear! As for me, I am once a gian a Y&R fan & very much enjoy seeing Steve Burton acting again!

Beth
Beth

I disagree with you totally. No big loss with SB leaving. As I have said many times..through the ALMOST fifty yrs of watching GH…actors come and go. The fanatic fan is hell on wheels…I know this as I previously was one of Anthony Geary’s biggest. That being said….SB has given the obvious answers to the hundreds of questions about his reasons for leaving. BYE BYE. One person does not make the entire show. To many it was obvious his move….nepotism to a common practice. Good for him and Jill Phelps. But remember GH is why he has gotten to where he is. Also remember the mess known as GH that RC and FV have fixed. I wish him all the luck in the world..but when Phelps starts doing to YR what she did to GH..the resentment will then be YR fans. PHELPS has already began working her”magic”….getting rid of people to make room for……..Two of the first ones that got the axe were Genie Francis and Stephen Nichols. Oh, wait a minute she did that to the same two people when she was the ep of GH. And although I loved loved loved OLTL the last two years……seeing that GH had the fantastic gift of FV and RC I do not know what the new story will EVER live up to the previous storytelling. GH is better than it has been in yrs and as a veteran viewer…..I can honestly say AMEN…..no more GH/Mob stories. Spread the story around which is what GH was famous for many years ago.

Beth
Beth

Also I have so enjoyed the crossovers from oltl and keep my fingers crossed that it continues.JMO

Patrick
Patrick

Beth! That’s a classic line….. we should all coin the phrase..

“The Fantatic Fan is Hell on Wheels…” LOL.

believe you me… i’ve been there and done that… so hasn’t every body else… at one time or another.

—————–

I love this stuff….. These are giddy times for SoapLand.

Patrick
Patrick

*Fanatic

KelinSC
KelinSC

WOW.. really? What in the world is wrong with PP?? How stupid are they? Don’t they know better then to piss off the audience who will be watching there shows?? And the actors who play the parts?? Stupid Stupid Stupid….

Ces
Ces

totally!

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

That would be ABC!!

Jamie
Jamie

I’m so pissed right now. I don’t want the actors as different characters on GH. Its the actor PLAYNG the characters, that we love. This is crap. I haven’t been felt this disppointed in a soap in a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong time. And PP recasting Starr? That’s been hers since she was kid…it will never work.

lisa
lisa

Personally I hope it works out that he can be on both shows or at least go back and wrap up his OLTL/ Prospect Park commitments.
And come back to GH.

But a vampire redux – NO,NO,NO !

Ann
Ann

Easton, Howarth and Alderson, who are also affected, should remain where they are contracted at ABC and GH! PP has just messed with their lives and their jobs! I will not support PP at all! Yes the character names can go back but screw PP, leave the actors alone on GH! If they refused to go back to PP then more power to them! Settle the impasse and keep the actors on GH!

Ces
Ces

Couldn’t agree with you more!!!

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

ABC started this mess now they reap what they have sown! They didn’t care about the actors when they canceled OLTL in the first place.

Suzy
Suzy

I Totally Agree….

Ann
Ann

You bet I want Easton as Caleb!

Suzy
Suzy

No Vampires on GH…Poor storylines to mix in with the storylines they have. And Lucy Coe, Todd and Heather are NUTS. The only one I would keep out of those 3 is Todd. He can have an alter and come back. Heather and Lucy are worn out.

susan M.
susan M.

The whole situation is Bull. What about the other two characters from OLTL ? They don’t have any legal issues as well being from OLTL also! (todd & starr) . Michael Easton should be allowed to continue on Gh & do OLTL on line as well. This is one of the main reasons I started watching Gh when OLTL was cancelled last year! Something has to be worked out for him. I like his character a lot & would miss him …This is not fair
at all! I am really angry! Again what about Starr & Todd charcters they are original OLTL
characters also! This is BOGUS!!!!! I would like Michael Easton to continue his role as John McBain not back to being Caleb. This is INSANE!

Rae Hopf
Rae Hopf

Would love to see John McBain stay on GH with romance storyline between him and Sam. Don’t know why McBain can’t stay since he doesn’t belong to the OLTL storyline anymore. It wouldn’t be the first time an actor switched to another soap.

susan M.
susan M.

This whole situation STINKS MAJOR! This whole situation is HIGHLY SUSPSIOUS! Something has to be done to keep him on GH & do OLTL on line as well! Something stinks very bad here!

Ces
Ces

he needs to stay on GH for sure… I know i will never watch an ONLINE soap; I have zero desire. This is ridiculous!

aria
aria

what a mess, well i’m a GH fan 1st, so my allegiance is to them, hopefully something can be worked out. If Michael prefers to be at GH at this time, then, hopefully he can fall back into his Port Charles character.

Ces
Ces

What?? Omg, this sucks!!! Love Michael and Kelly together!!

Waltina Harris
Waltina Harris

I knew this with fans is all about Sam/Kelly’. Well the three can stay on General Hospital but the names Todd, John Starr belong to One Life To Live and PP. Some fans didn’t want the three on GH in the beginning and now you are screamming for them to stay. I guest the other fans didn’t watch One Life to Live or you would know the characters belong on that show. If they want to stay on GH then change their names to something else. Then Sam fans want feel so bad that she doesn’t have a man in her life like Carly. I’m not impressed with Starr and Michael. She leads him around just like with Cole. Todd has become the clown on the show, and what ever his dirty deeds are he never pays for his crimes, just like Sonny.
I would like to see John back with Natalie and their son. Todd has another daughter and a son in Landview. On GH they are never mentioned, and I realize GH fan could careless but OLTL fans would want to see that relationship and how it plays out. Starr needs to be around her sister and little cousin. Thou I never want Todd to have any interaction with Victor’s son. So to me the names should stay with OLTL of the three.
The one thing OLTL should try to do is bring back Trevor St John to this show as I liked the more Mature Todd and not the Clown Todd I see on GH.
One other thing GH don’t even try to bring Sam in Patrick’s orbit because Robin is still alive and the fans of this couple know it. This was just a rumor I had heard and I hope it’s not true, even if Patick’s storyline stinks except for little Emma.
I will be watching OLTL to see how all of this is going to workout

Karen
Karen

I want Michael on GH I think he should be able to be on both shows but I don’t think he wants to be on OLTL2. I just really want him on GH!!!!!!!!!!!

Miriam
Miriam

Very disappointed! Have loved Michael Easton since Days of Our Lives, although i didn’t watch OLTL regularly, did catch him on it a few times. Was so excited when he came to GH. Hope it works out that GH can keep him somehow, no matter what character he plays.

Ces
Ces

DITTO!

Kim
Kim

Yes – keep Michael on at any cost…prefer not to have an actual vampire. He could just be a bad guy that was a vamp in Lucy’s delusions but he is too good to lose. Hate to lose Roger Howarth, too. Maybe Todd had a triplet brother as well? Starr isn’t a big deal for me.

Jamie
Jamie

Prospect Park is starting to annoy me. If they take away Star and Todd too, I definitely won’t be supporting them. I understand they have the rights to these characters but they have fan base on GH now and the actors have relocated their lives to the west coast. Unless the actors WANT to come back to these shows, I feel it is wrong to take them away. And these are VERY popular characters. If they are thinking of recasting I don’t see that turning out well. There a many other characters on OLTL that aren’t being brought back as of right now, so I wish they would look into that. I’m SO BUMMED!

k/kay
k/kay

It has been reported Starr & Todd are gone also!

Ginnifer
Ginnifer

I’m a longtime ABC soap fan. GH, OLTL, AMC, Port Charles … I’ve watched them all. Set my VCR, DVR, watched them on SoapNet. I’m disgusted by Prospect Park right now. The only reason Prospect Park is able to revive OLTL is because GH has helped keep interest alive by bringing Llanview to Port Charles. If GH hadn’t done this, and proven that interest was still there via strong ratings, PP wouldn’t be reviving OLTL & AMC now. Why PP would alienate viewers who have been longtime fans if both shows by hurting GH makes no sense to me. Talk about voting the hand that feeds you. Roger and Kristen DIDN’T sign on with PP initially – they DIDNT WANT TO. Michael dose hut how much of his decision is based on working with Cartini’s crew, who are now with GH? How doesbhurting actors that the fans love help PP? Taking their livelihoods away doesn’t help the new OLTL. Is PP trying to sabotage the new OLTL? Are they trying to hurt GH?

Christine
Christine

A clear case of biting the hand that feeds you. I agree with everything, Ginnifer.

jim
jim

I dont know why both companies couldnt work it out and do crossover stories like shows have done in the past. In the 1960s a character on GL went to AW and these shows were on different networks but then those behind the shows were connected to both soaps. OLTL characters got me back to GH. An aggreement to do temporary crossovers would bennifet each soap ratingswise by getting some GH followers to watch OLTL that they might not before and viceversa. But in the end its no big deal to me since its great to see a revival with the genre and the return of OLTL.

madluv4ya
madluv4ya

Well does thiss not hold true for Todd and Starr Manning?!?!

MiCHELE
MiCHELE

I love him on OLTL.ALWAYS HAVE.BUT I DO KNOW HOW FANS CAN FALL IN LOVE TOO…SO THE FANS OF GH HAVE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH OUR jOHN…AND WE GET IT….HE I’M SURE WILL BE BACK…ALTHOUGH THERE IS A PART OF ME THAT WANTS HIM HOME ON OLTL WITH HIS NAT.

Elhu
Elhu

OMG, I thought TPTB were doing all they could (the dual role) to safeguard this from taking place, what happened???? I loved John McBain with Natalie on OLTL, and I am truly enjoying the chemistry between he and Sam, and so wanted to see that relationship blossom, I really did 🙁 . Michael Easton is a fine actor, and seems like a kind and genuine person, so if this is a decision that he made for he and his family, and/or is at least happy with this turn of events, than this is fine, but if somehow he was backed against a wall, then this upsets me for him. I wish Michael Easton much good luck and look forward to watching him, whether it be in Port Charles or Llanview. Now I wonder what will happen to Roger Howarth/Todd and Kristen Alderson/Starr???

Elhu
Elhu

I agree with all those above who favor Michael Easton doing both GH and OLTL. I know they are on two separate coasts, which makes it geographically hard, but if Michael would be willing to do that, then I think that would be a great option. Since OLTL will only be a 30 minute format, I bet this can be done, if all parties involved are willing. This would truly be the ideal answer.

Elhu
Elhu

In looking at Michael Easton’s Facebook page just now, I truly feel sorry for him, because it looks like he is caught in the middle of this, and probably has very little to no input on the status of John McBain, which is sad, considering this clearly affects the future of he and his family, and without him, John McBain would be totally different and starting from scratch. I hope the decision makers involved in this mess, wake up and see how this drama is not good for anyone involved, starting with the actors who bring these characters to life!

Lynn
Lynn

I think the characters should and do belong to OLTL they were lent to GH with the terms that if they got it up and running they would return to OLTL. Tptb knew this and I’m sure the actors were also aware of this. They have only been on GH about 10ms with ME off alot of that where as they have a very rich and very long history at OLTl. I am hoping this does mean that the characters will be aloud to return to OLTL now as far as the actors contracts at Abc I feel they should be aloud to return to GH if they want under different characters I think they should be able to choose. As far as ME is concerned he is the only one of the three that signed at first with PP none of us really know but that could have a different impact on him just my own speculation. I’ve had trouble watching them in gH to me they never really fit in my mind

Lynette
Lynette

I completely agree with your assessment. The actors probably knew this would be a possibility.

aria
aria

well oltl might succeed in getting the characters back, they wont be so lucky with the actors, they don’t want to be part of the reboot oltl. so oltl fans should expect recast.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

That’ll be fine!

MiCHELE
MiCHELE

you know,I have to say shocked at the Neg.deal about PP….YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT THEY ARE DOING….FOR A YEAR OR MORE SO UPSET…NOW THEY COME BACK AND ARE MAKING SOMETHING HAPPEN…AND PEOPLE ARE SAYING..OH,IT WON’T BE GOOD…OH THEY WANT JOHN MCBAIN ON OLTL….NOW I’M MAD…WHAT THE HECK…OF COURSE THEY WANT THE MOST POPULAR PERSON ON THE CANVAS…OF OLTL…AND SOME NOW ARE SAYING..WELL..I WON’T WATCH….REALLY???/WELL,I GUESS THE OLD THOUGHT IS TRUE….YOU CAN NEVER MAKE EVERYONE HAPPY…I FOR ONE WILL WATCH REGARDLESS BE IT JOHN IS ON OLTL OR NOT…MY GOODNESS..OH YA AND BY THE WAY..THANK YOU PP FOR DOING THIS….NO MATTER WHAT REASON.

Sheryl Postin
Sheryl Postin

I hope this will be settled very fast and in your best interest .I’m sorry you have to go though this but, I know they will come to some kind of solution very fast. Just remember your fans are behind you whatever the outcome is. We love you and will also hope the best for you. Not only re you a great actor but, you are a great person. Good luck and hope to see you soon wherever you are.

JAISAM/MCBAMFANS
JAISAM/MCBAMFANS

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I WANT JOHN AND SAM!!!!!!!!!

CALEB AND LIVVIE

OMG!!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE IT

Linda
Linda

I agree with you !!

Maggie
Maggie

I’m a GH fan, and I really grew to love McBain…I am so sorry he has to leave…I hope Todd isn’t next…oh, the politics of television…Good Luck John…I know you will succeed in whatever you do. xo

marfa
marfa

Like I said before. These people belong to OLTL, not GH. Send them home now that we are coming back.
GH has enough people and I never even watched John or Todd or Starr or Blair on there, because they don’t belong there.
Bring our characters back!

Christine
Christine

I am actually stunned that there are a bunch of people on this board that actually FEEL for Michael Easton, the actor, and not the character. It sounds like he is very upset by what he has to do.

For those of you who only want what YOU want, I hope the rumors are true – THAT MICHAEL EASTON GOES TO DAYS OF OUR LIVES! I don’t want him to go anywhere but stay at GH because he FITS and he seems happy there. Why tear him away from a place he has called home for the last year just because Prospect Park finally got their act together? It is not fair!

I have a feeling the name, PROSPECT PARK, is going to end up being a name everyone loathes. Prospect Park – biting the hand that feeds them. Disgusting.

To answer the other question, I would be elated if Michael Easton could come back after a little break from GH and play Caleb Morley, the MORTAL. I know they can do it.

Alex
Alex

Absolutely!

I can´t understand how some people here do only think about where a fictional character should belong to – instead of showing compassion for the person who is REAL.

This is CRAZY!

JustSaying
JustSaying

Figures ABC would screw this up.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

AGAIN!!

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

I knew this would hold true for John McBain. He’s the one character where the actor did sign on to portray his character on OLTL and is able to re-locate back to the east coast. Starr/Todd are other stories. Roger Howarth never signed on originally to OLTL’s first reboot, so he’s likely in the clear to remain on GH. And as for Starr, Kristen Alderson is in LA and recasting the role would prove to fail for fans who’ve seen her as Starr since the beginning of the character.

Not sad to see McBain go; he’s been no help to the cast or show since he arrived. If anything, he’s been an annoyance and off-putting person.

Alison
Alison

Michael Easton is a class act. I’ve enjoyed him on both OLTL and GH, and wish him well wherever he ends up.

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

ABC has started this chain reaction now they have to suffer the consequences. I hate the fact that it hurts Michael Easton, I love his acting and the character of John McBain. However not the John McBain on GH so much, he is out of the OLTL character and hate him with Sam since I’m a loyal JOLIE supporter. Would like to see him back in Llanview where he belongs with Natalie and crossover as Caleb or whoever else in Port Charles to romance whoever the writers see fit as long as that is what he wants. Sorry folks, but John McBAIN doesn’t belong in Port Charles without Natalie and Liam. You can have Caleb tho.’ Good Luck to Michael Easton – at least whatever he chooses his fans will seek him out and support him.

Crystal
Crystal

I love Michael Easton wherever he is! I was a fan on OLTL and love him on GH. It’s horrible that his life and job are being messed with in this way.

I watched every episode of Port Charles when it was on and though I will say he was the sexiest vampire I’ve ever seen I would not like to see that whole vampire storyline revisited. If I want vampires I’ll watch Twilight.

Leave him on GH as John McBain and if/when possible let him cross back to OLTL to help out the storyline there. Don’t make him sit on the sidelines and wait! He will be missed.

brian
brian

Hope you have a Happy Birthday regardless !!!

Ann
Ann

Anyone suggesting any of these three appear on both soaps needs their heads examined. They have their personal lives and families to think about. Doing both shows would be terribly grueling and not at all fair to the actors.

Christine
Christine

Soap Opera Digest is reporting that this is temporary for all three (Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, and Michael Easton).

Lisa J.
Lisa J.

It’s not PP’s fault. These actors had a contract and are bound by it. Either way they will work it out and the characters will go to OLTL or GH. I feel sorry for the actors because they uprooted their families and their lives to move to L.A. and now if they want to keep their jobs they may have to move back to the East Coast. For that reason alone I hope they get to stay on GH. Plus, I am enjoying the storyline on GH as I also was a big fan of Port Charles. But don’t worry…these characters and actors are very valuable with a huge fan base so they will land on one or the other. It just might take some time for the mucky mucks to work it out.

Asia
Asia

Prospect Parks forcing ME, KA, & RH out of their jobs is not going to make me want to watch the soap revivals. I’m just so beyond irritated at this point and I feel so bad for the actors. They’re the ones getting screwed over in all of this.

johanna
johanna

PP shouldn’t take all the blame, ABC should not have put the in a contract that didn’t have an escape plan. they knew they leased them out to PP and I doubt PP was secret that they were still trying to fire them up. It was always a possibility so they should’ve written accordingly

Beth Sims
Beth Sims

I am so happy to see Michael Easton go back to landview!!He belong with Natalie!!

johanna
johanna

ITA!!!!!!!

Alex
Alex

SOD announced already that the characters will be recasted, all three of them. So no ME at OLTL

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

Yessss! Thank you Beth Sims.

Christine
Christine

Glad all of you are so happy since that is all that matters, huh?

Phil
Phil

So many issues to address here! First, GL’s filming may have been horrible at the end, but at points the writing and the acting were stellar. Bottom line is as long as the creativity and consistency is there that is all that matters. GL failed because it ignored the audience and it was very inconsistent. The send off however was one of the best that I have seen in sometime IMO.

Now as for the issue at hand! I would like to see Todd, Star, and John stay put in their characters and their actors on GH. They can do a crossover or two, I don’t care. Just keep them living in Port Charles. The person who commented on GH viewers understand what brought them to Port Charles is right. I wonder if Prospect Park will explain why Blair along with Skye are no longer looking for Tomas or is he Alcazar? Personally, I am disappointed that Ron C. will not have a chance to pen a resolution to that.

As for Michael being Caleb Morely instead? No! I am fine with Easton playing both roles, but please rewrite the vampire thing as something Lucy made up in her mind to get over something. Personally, I don’t know why they had to address John’s resemblance to the “vampire.” Perhaps they were trying to be clever, but it’s a dangerous and risky move. I have faith that Ron can and will tell a good story, but I don’t see why it was necessary. Nobody has recognized or noticed a resemblance between Carly Jax and Ally Rescott. ABC soaps have all recognized each other’s towns as reality.

As for the AMC and OLTL revivals. I was never a fan of AMC so I won’t be watching. I may check out OLTL to see what’s up, but doubt I will watch it as regularly as I did when in TV. I wish both shows best of luck, but I am not sold yet. Now if this were GL coming back I would be more excited!

mareya
mareya

I’m glad prospect park exists, for some one knows daytime TV never should of left the air ways. But,I for one, don’t like watching TV on the computer, ugg
Just reading the Another World, makes me miss it more
The networks screwed up daytime TV, wonder who they were listening to

Sally D
Sally D

I think Michael Easton became an even better actor by being on GH
and interacting with all their various actors and storylines. I especially
liked him with Anna as his old mentor and Sam, too. I don’t care
for the vampire crap at all, though…..but I’m sad to see McBain
leave “General Hospital.” It was nice having him on as a good-guy
cop who didn’t like the mob, at all. I can’t see myself keeping up
with all the PP online soaps, as it’s more of an effort for me, but
I guess ya never know. I’ll be really sorry to see Roger Howarth as
Todd leave GH, too, it that’s how it goes. What a mess!!

FRANK D
FRANK D

I’ve watched all the soaps on all the networks off & on for 40 years. I really enjoy the OLTL characters they have brought on to GH and the way they have incorporated them into Port Charles. I would hate to see Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson or Michael Easton have to leave GH. I realize there are die hard AMC & OLTL fans out there however, I do not see the two shows being a long term success in an online format. I know I will not watch them. If this was going to happen then I would rather see Michael Easton stay in Port Charles as Caleb Morley, his former PC character if he cannot stay on the show as John McBain.

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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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