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Holy Vampires! General Hospital To Kick-Off Story Arc As Homage To PC's Livvie/Caleb/Lucy Slayer Story!

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We had heard rumors of this and now it has been confirmed via Michael Logan at TV Guide Magazine today! General Hospital is about to kick-off a new story arc that is part homage, part outlandish, part new, when Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) spots John McBain (Michael Easton) on the Monday January 14th episode of the ABC soap opera.

According to the series head scribe, Ron Carlivati, when Lucy happens upon McBain and Kelly’s Diner she freaks out and screams, “Caleb!” Later Kelly Monaco’s character, Sam, comes out of the ladies room and Lucy think it’s Livvie.”   As it turns out, Lucy then goes into full vampire slayer mode and stabs John. He’s rushed to the hospital, and she ends up in lock-up!

Now as soapers know, Monaco played Livvie, Easton played her… lover vampire Caleb, and Herring crossed-over from GH as Lucy, and the trio were part of a television vampire saga that was ahead of its time on GH’s spinoff, Port Charles!

As for how far Carlivati and his writing team will go with this story, the scribe revealed, “The story does get pretty over-the-top yet it’s still rooted in a certain reality.  Lucy may be off-kilter but she’s certainly not in Heather Webber territory. Her belief in vampires will be very convincing.”

Could GH possibly being toying with the idea of making McBain, Caleb?  Especially if Prospect Park throws the usage of the character of John McBain on GH in question for its One Life reboot?  Just a thought!

So soapers, what do you think of this homage to Lucy the vampire slayer?  Will it explain why McBain and Sam feel this deep connection?  Weigh in!

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erin
erin

I am beyond excited for this story. Loved PC. Calivia was a great love story and I’m sure Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco will bring it again this time. PC was very dry and witty in its writing style and I know that Ron will also do that justice with his own twist, of course.

Ann
Ann

YES YES YES YES YES !!!!!! I WANT THE RETURN OF VAMP EXTRAIDORNAIRRE CALEB PLAYED TO PERFECTION BY EASTON!!!!!

Ella
Ella

I loved Port Charles and the chemistry between ME and KM. Thus news makes sense with the news that Erin Hershey would be appearing On GH – wasn’t Allison pregnant with Caleb’s baby on the PC finale? I like the idea of ME staying on GH and as Caleb he would be able to remain without PP recalling him. Love this!

Audrina
Audrina

I am BEYOND thrilled of Caleb and Olivia Morley re-surfacing in the town of Port Charles. I’ve been VERY disappointed that General Hospital hasn’t given more respect to the little soap that could (Port Charles — if it had been given a chance) and to the actors that helped “Bring It To Life”. I never bought into John Mcbain on OLTL, the character bored me but I got excited again when I heard ME and KM would be together. The chemistry is incredible and should be capitalized on, I would love to see them woven into the fabric of General Hospital. If Caleb is somehow related to the Cassadines, he’s got family there already and it IS the same town after all.

STAND
STAND

Who was Olivia Morley I don’t remember her character

joey
joey

It just gets better and better. I love a great stake!

MElissa
MElissa

PLEASE!! Bring back Caleb and Livvie! General Hospital needs some excitement. Or better yet, do an online spin off like prospect park is doing. Make it a come back of Port Charles!!! Caleb and LIvvie!!!!! YES!!

patricia
patricia

I DEFINITELY DON’T LIKE THIS STORY LINE AT ALL. IT IS STUPID AND I HAVE ALREADY VOWED NOT TO WATCH IT AGAIN IF THEY DON’T STOP. ONE LIFE TO LIVE GOT CANCELED BECAUSE PEOPLE GOT TIRED OF WATCHING MUSICALS, SO IF GENERAL HOSPITAL KEEPS THIS UP THEY WILL LOSE RATINGS AND THERE WILL BE NO SOAPS ON ABC. IF ANYONE COULD GET INTOUCH WITH THE WRITERS OF GENERAL HOSPITAL, PLEASE TELL THEM TO KILL THIS STORYLINE NOW. A FAITHFUL GH FAN.

Jeanine
Jeanine

I completely agree! This vampire story is ridiculous- I’m to the point where I just turn the channel when that storyline comes on.

Jen
Jen

My bff and I PVR GH and used to have our nightly “Can you believe….” as we excitedly discussed the latest storylines. Sadly our chats have turned into one line…”the vampire thing is stupid”

Patricia is right..I’m not watching as faithfully as I did.

Music Mitch
Music Mitch

I don’t think so Particia. Bringing another exciting element into General Hospital and bringing back beloved characters for those that were devoted Port Charles fans, can only increase fan base. In addition, they are bringing back some of General Hospital older fan favorites as Laura (Genie Francis), who is the Luke and Laura love duo. As well as other characters and good storylines from the past who possed an interest to fans. So I say bravo.

I think that the infusion of Port Charles into General Hospital, especially at this time when Vampire movies are scoring big, is one of the most brillient moves that Ron Carlivati and Frank Valentini ever came up. Port Charles was one of the best Vampire soaps since Dark Shadows in the late 60’s. So please do continue. I’ve been watching General Hospital (which takes place in the town of Port Charles), since from the time of Luke and Laura and I like the show. but A lot of us that were very disappointed that the spinoff soap: Port Charles was taken off the air at the height of it’s accomplishments and with no real ending defined. The only thing that i’m mad about concerning Ron and Franks version of this show is that they killed off Beloved Allisson Barrington to begin this infusion, who had a realationship with Rafe Covitch (the angel) that rivaled, in my opinion, Luke and Laura. And that, I am very upset about because I and many others always hoped for a Reunion of Allisson and Rafe. It was such a beautiful love connections.

Katie
Katie

Yes, I loved the Story especially Caleb & Olivia they were great together, they to bring livvies character back 🙂 I love Port Charles 🙂

Ces
Ces

This doesn’t sound good to me at all. I think they need to leave stupid vampire stories alone and didn’t PC fail anyway? I certainly never watched that show. Hope it’s a very, very short arc.

Christine
Christine

Ces, it sounds to me like it is going to be more in the line of when John McBain was introduced to GH and Luke kept calling him “Lestat.”

I think it is cute. Kind of tongue-in-cheek and a joke for those that get it. That particular arc on Port Charles was what got me to start watching. It was very sexy and campy and different from the other soaps at the moment plus you were guaranteed a resolution in six months or less unlike the slow storytelling of some shows.

I just hope it is a few episodes wherein Lucy loses it and realizes McBain is NOT Caleb or his twin brother and then it is back to “reality.”

Ces
Ces

I did enjoy the Lestat joke. I just don’t want GH to completely lose direction (they’re doing so well!!).
If it’s a few episodes, then I’m cool with it, but I’d hate to lose John McBain’s character to a vampire story.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Christine… I was a HUGE fan of PC…so before its time! I’m loving the vampire ref and would love to see more flashbacks too!

Music Mitch
Music Mitch

Yes true Ces. I hope they don’t try to make a logical reason to now prove that Caleb is just Steven Clay, a rock star who went mad and thinks he’s a vampire. They cannot erase the fact that all of us Port Charles fans, know that is not true and saw them portray this year after year on ch 7 right before G.H. So don’t go back and make believe there is another reality. That would make me dump the show. Weave it into the G.H. setting or better yet, revitalize Port Charles and spin it off again as it’s own series. – it’s the right time.

Ms. B.
Ms. B.

I agree! This storyline is stupid

Music Mitch
Music Mitch

I can understand why it would appear stupid if a person that thinks that never saw the Port Charles soap series in it’s entirety. Theres a lot of great story and a lot of facts that make this infusion, a lot of sense.

Ces
Ces

the last two days of Lucy Coe and her screaming has been embarrasing!! really hope they wrap this PC crap up. It’s awful. Agree Ms. B! That was a HUGE stake — that would kill a normal person. make it stop.

k/kay
k/kay

I just think this is too funny! Now somebody tell me wasn’t Livvie Kevins daughter? Lucy Coe is so much fun this show needs this after this over the top Conni/Kate story.

Christine
Christine

Yes, k/kay, Livvie Locke was Kevin and Grace’s daughter.

Christy
Christy

and I see that Kevin is coming back too (jon lindstrorm) so perhaps this is for the anniversary coming up or for this short? storyline.

i never watched PC either. John McBain was on OLTL for quite a while, so don’t know how they could turn him into someone else on GH when he’s been John on there too… I hope Prospect Park will allow the OLTL characters’ names/personas to remain on GH. I certainly wouldn’t mind crossovers too. That would be cheap advertising for both shows…. just have to pay for airfare from CA to CT. 🙂

and how would OLTL explain John and Nat being separated, and all the other stuff that’s happened since last Jan? hopefully not a dumb retake on Dallas ‘it was all just a dream and you’ve been in the shower all this time…” ha!

Tina
Tina

“and how would OLTL explain John and Nat being separated, and all the other stuff that’s happened since last Jan?”

Um ,VERY easily …Clint Buchanan. Never watched OLTL have you? or if you did you’ve forgotten just how manipulative he is when it comes to his children and messing up their lives. Per story lines he has fabricated so called “proof” against people time & time again to get them to believe as he wishes, he could do it yet again with Natalie.

Music Mitch
Music Mitch

So now what happens when Keven Collins sees Sam? Does he think or know it’s his daughter? Or will he say she’s a good copy?

louisa
louisa

Jumping the shark?

Anthony
Anthony

I agree – just a little too outlandish. Stories need to be rooted in reality, even if played in over-the-top drama as is most of the soap opera story-telling world. But vampires? What next – zombies?

TRW
TRW

This show has already featured Aliens and plots tto freeze thee world.. This show has been too serious the last decade.

Ces
Ces

totally!

Anthony
Anthony

TRW – I agree that GH has been too serious – aka “too much mob” for me. And I remember Casey the alien and the Cassadines with winter in summer, but that was a different time for soaps; they were extremely popular back then and there were more than 15 soaps on the air. I just think at this time, with only 4 soaps on the air and all struggling for viewers, writers might not want to go too far off reality. Of course, DOOL did survive Satan – so who knows.

Ms. B.
Ms. B.

That’s why I started to watch it again because it was serious over the last 2 decades. When the freeze the world plot came I left. It needs to stay based in reality. Bring Jason and Sam together or at least recast his part.

Music Mitch
Music Mitch

Well look at all the billions of dollars they made off of and are making on vampire series like twilight. They don’t have to be rooted in reality.

Carol
Carol

Dumb idea

Tali Smith
Tali Smith

STUPID! I can hardly stand to watch it now, because John McBain belongs with Natalie. I hate the vampire thing and hope they only do this one salute to the old PC show.

terri
terri

I loved Port Charles and especially Caleb but even then I didn’t get into Livie and Caleb I liked him with Alison and as for John YES he belongs with Natalie and Liam. It does sound like a fun arc.

Ms. B.
Ms. B.

John belongs with Natlie. He did too much to get back with her. Go back to One life to Live

Andrea Dawson
Andrea Dawson

It may make me not tune in anymore

Mary SF
Mary SF

I agree. I am a new viewer to GH, was attracted to the classic soap opera story telling I was seeing, but was never a fan of the supernatural genre. I stopped watching Days during all the demon possession stuff and if GH goes down this route, well I won’t be watching it. It is not my cup of tea- but for those it is, I’m sure they will love it. Never watch Port Charles, didn’t watch Passions either for the same reason- just not my thing- too bad because I was just starting to really like GH.

k/kay
k/kay

Hey guys relax a short term story at best! This is just stuff for the 50th and then you can get back to the Hobitt mobster! LOL!

Christine
Christine

Oh don’t give up yet, ladies!

I feel the same way about DAYS and I never watched Passions either.

I have to believe that this is just a little stint, not an arc in the sense that Robin being presumed dead is (i.e., MONTHS of story). I have a feeling this is the new springboard to launch Sam and John together, for Sam to see John in another light after Lucy stabs him or after they figure out why exactly they seem familiar to one another.

Now that Steve Burton has moved on, I think it is only fair that Sam has a love interest or a buddy like Carly and Jason were, although it is very hard (for me) to deny the chemistry that Kelly Monaco and Michael Easton have and have had since their Port Charles days. That Tainted Love arc was very sensual.

Lisa
Lisa

As someone who still misses PC, I love it. But if I had never watched PC, I’d think it was stupid.

cgoff0704
cgoff0704

and having a device to freeze the world with a big ass diamond wasn’t jumping the shark!

how about bringing back people from the dead?

it’s a soap! it is not Dr. Who! LOL

FrogProd
FrogProd

I think it’s rating suicide…but that’s just me. I can understand them entertaining the idea because of Port Charles…but with the current trend of eliminating our beloved Soap Opera’s, this may need a re-think. Just look what it did to DOOL with Marlena being “possessed by the devil”! I know I stopped watching it after that. There is this typical fictional “I wish I had that life” theme that’s soaps are classic in relaying to it’s fans…and then there is this land of make believe that just doesn’t jive or you can’t even see yourself being because it doesn’t exist. It’s just silly…let’s keep it real (well as real as Soaps can be anyway…their kind of real that you can sort of relate too!)

Ces
Ces

Couldn’t agree more. We all know bringing back people from the dead is normal for soaps and I usually LIKE who they’re bringing back so.. but Vampires, possessions, aliens (GH did that too) are just too much and I won’t waste my time watching them.

Cathi
Cathi

I was so hoping that the 3 of them would be in a scene together. This Port Charles fan is going into giggles. Can’t wait. Thanks to Ron and Frank fun has been returned to General Hospital.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Cathi…I couldn’t agree more with you. I’ve watched GH before the PC spin off and then became a huge fan of PC too. I’m loving this storyline… After all, soap operas are all about escaping reality for a bit. Keep it coming writers!!

Rod
Rod

This is amazing CAN’T WAIT!!!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

I only saw a few episodes of PC, so I’m not sure how this will work in GH’s favor. I will say that IMO Cartini does “camp” very well. Also, I saw on SOAPnet’s homepage that through my wireless service provider I can apparently access reruns of Port Charles and thought I would check it out when I have some time. Could be fun.

Mary Fergen
Mary Fergen

MBmomof3, I hope you do go back and watch some of the Port Charles episodes! I and many others loved that show, and I believe that Cartini can provide us with some fun storylines from its history.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Mbmomom! Just do it!!! If you can access the PC shows, you’ll love them!!! So good and in my opinion, way before its time!

Lynn
Lynn

I just can’t do it! I turned on PC once and didnt make it through the whole episode just way out there for me….I won’t watch in fact, I’m going to go back and watch the last few episodes of OLTL and remember the real John MCbain not the mess GH has make of him….if there is a soap angel Please Please make it stop and bring our OLTL characters back to PP and let them return to their former self!!!!!!!!!

Emily
Emily

I agree!! I’m not interested in the campiness of any soap writing, let alone the vampire stuff. I too tried to watch PC but couldn’t get into it, not the vampire part. Couldn’t get into it then, much less now. Not remotely interested.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Oh Lynn, I was a OLTL fan too and miss it to this day… But… I’m LOVING what GH has done with John McBain. I loved the actor on PC but never quite saw that spark in him on OLTL… Now that he’s on GH, I see his spark again…. I’m loving GH now!

Paul
Paul

This sounds like great fun! I am so onboard for the ride. GH is a guilty pleasure for me once again.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Yay Paul!!! Mine too and I love what the writers are doing!!!!

Beacon
Beacon

Does this mean that Sam and John were Caleb and Livvie all along? Perhaps Faison had them under mind control and made them assume new identities? Are the Port Charles vampires tied to Planet Lumina? Will Kimberlin Brown return as Livvie’s psycho mom Rachel Locke and battle with Alexis to claim back ‘Sam’ as Livvie? So many exciting possibilities!!!

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Beacon…you should be a writer….lol!

JANELLE
JANELLE

YAY super excited about this SL. I loved them on PC and am very happy to hear this!! Yes Kevin was Livvies Dad. Hmmm and now with Kevin coming back to PC the possiblities of him being Sam’s dad just went up!

Robert
Robert

Hmm, maybe a Lucy fantasy and only for one episode.

Ces
Ces

hopefully just a fantasy!

MBmomof3
MBmomof3

You read my mind.

pam
pam

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love port charles !!!!!!!

Jennifer
Jennifer

Thanks for the spoiler alert before reading this. smh.. I like to be surprised by whats going to happen on the show and not read about it beforehand. I didnt realize this was going to have a play by play of events. =/

charmian
charmian

i love this!!! i loved pc! gh has one surprise after the other!!! can’t wait for the episodes!!

Grace
Grace

If it gets the 3 of them in scenes together again and ignites the heat from Michael & Kelly I am all for it. If you think Steve B & Kelly had chemistry, you haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen Michael & Kelly together. Crazy passion! I do think it will be a great wink to PC, and if it goes for a bit, that’s OK. Dont think I want a full blown vampire story but a little fun, light heartedness and Lucy being Lucy is ALWAYS a good thing. I agree though, I think PC was WAY ahead of it’s time w the Vampire story line back when it was on.

Troy Turner
Troy Turner

Having never seen PC, I’m looking forward to this. There’s nothing wrong with a fun story arc, as long as it makes sense and doesn’t drag on

Nancy
Nancy

I saw it and I want to have some fun.

su0000
su0000

me too! this is sooooo good !!
GH is rockin with tons of variety!!
can hardly wait for all the laughs smiles and grins coming my way!!!

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Agree with you all!! Kelly and Michael have mad chemistry!

B.J.
B.J.

Sounds like trash city for GH to me. This show may be jumping the shark as previously mentioned for some of us.

I was sick enough of the Todd and Starr overdose. OLTL was my favorite ABC soap, but a little moderation is needed in the use of these characters now. However, vampires is not what I was hoping would replace them in screen time.

I hate to hear this….. 🙁

Nancy
Nancy

I think it sounds like a blast and I myself can use some humor right now. There is not one thing that Ron does that I do not like. I support he and Frank 1000%.

su0000
su0000

I LOVE IT !!
finally some good ol’ camp and humor in the afternoon..
it’s so need..
I’m so tired of all the doom and gloom and a bit of way out there is badly needed..
how awesome!!
luv ya Frank and Ron !!!

this is gonna be way too cool !!!

boes
boes

I REALLY don’t know about this…..Back from the dead, that I can take. Evil twins? – Piece of cake. Hitherto unknown child – why not? Medical procedures that are science fiction – hell yea.

But Vampires?? All I can say is that Vampires are a step up from whiny, fake-tanned, tiny mobsters, but I’m not sure how much. And really, how much more bloodsucking monsters do we need than Carly anyway?

su0000
su0000

Ahh then you were never a fan of; Dark Shadows’ the soap opera that to this day is still being watched and considered the best soap of all time..

Port charles’;
ABC from June 2, 1997 to October 3, 2003
somewhat similar to the earlier series Dark Shadows;

Each 13-week arc of the story was referred to as a “book”. There were a total of thirteen books after the series switched to that format.
This type of storytelling is a staple of Latin telenovelas. It also allowed the cast, crew, and writing staff to only work six months out of the year.
left the final episode as a cliffhanger; Caleb told Olivia that Alison was pregnant with his baby because of the wish that she (Olivia) made on his ring and it was revealed that Imani was a werewolf.

Prospect Park should pick up Port Charles !!!!

boes
boes

No, I was a fan of Dark Shadows, it was the first soap I really watched. And I enjoy watching it now as well. I just think that was a different animal from GH. Different, too, from AMC and OLTL. I loved DS because it was a gothic, supernatural story even before Barnabas and Co. arrived. The other soaps I mentioned, that I liked, didn’t go the supernatural route as a general rule, and for me personally, seeing it happen now would be jarring to say the least.
It may end up fine, I don’t know. But it’s not my personal perference.

But ANYTHING is better than the Sonny hour.

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

What a wonderful idea su0000,!!! That would be awesome if Prospect Park would pick up PC! Bose, if you watched PC, you might feel differently…it was so good and so well written…. See if you can catch some old episodes… And your “Sonny hour” comment made me giggle!

Pam
Pam

I’m so theiled about this storyline. As a Port Charles Fan I wasn’t too happy with the way it ended. With Caleb telling Olivia Alison was having his baby on after Calivias wedding. Hope this will tell us about the McBam connection.

Matt
Matt

I have complete confidence in Ron Carlavati and won’t pass judgement until I see the final product. He has an incredible respect and knowledge of PC history and has a team of very witty writers.

heidi
heidi

Not a vampire fan and didn’t see much of PC but do remember they did have great chemistry. They can easily have that great chemistry as Sam McCall/Morgan and John McBain! It’s fun to hear Lucy may get worked up about it but it is tooooooooooooo strange to have Sam be Livi and John be Caleb on GH.

Ces
Ces

agree. I want to see Sam/John McBain in a real story unrelated to Vampires… wait, wait — is this why Sam used to say “you seem so farmilar to me?” holy cow, I just woke up. lol..

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

LOL Ces! Yep…. That’s why she said that! 🙂

Ces
Ces

haha.. well, hope this story goes away fast, because it’s baaad.

PGP
PGP

I don’t like the sounds of it, but if Ron is writing it then maybe I won’t mind. I wonder if he will explain it all as PC being a Lucy nightmare?

su0000
su0000

We know the ”flash” of the vampire love of Livvi and Caleb will be nothing more than a dream or some sort of thing and will not even be a story, just a laugh and something different in GH for us all to get some humor relief and simply to have/enjoy a good time with it ..
It will be good, no doubt . but perhaps only for a couple of days ..

MK
MK

My theory exactly

Kathy N
Kathy N

I have missed feelings. I watched Port Charles off and on but how would you explain John being John in Llanview. I am okay with him going to OLTL again or them bringing Natalie to GH.

su0000
su0000

Perhaps in a dream or something similar..
It will not be an actual story, it will be an insert to give us a humor break ..
Seems to me some are actually thinking that this insert of a flash back of Port Charles will be an on going thing.. not ..

Cheryl
Cheryl

I’m torn. The PC/Calivia fan in me appreciates the fun they are trying for, but the John McBain fan side of me absolutely hates it. Maybe if he had another storyline or something, but he’s barely on and when he is it is usually in the role of Sam’s sidekick or Cop #2. Lame. I am excited to see ME/KM/LH/(and hopefully)JL in scenes, but please…this is GH, not Port Charles. I guess I’ll have to see how it plays out?

Christine
Christine

He could play Cop #2 all the time if he was partnered with Tristan Rogers. I loved when he turned up the heat in the hotel room and was tasting the fondue. He showed some real comedic chops there. 🙂

Cheryl
Cheryl

I don’t disagree, those scenes with TR were awesome! Unfortunately, they were few and far between, and also….as a John fan….not HIS story. I really want him to have his own story. Miss John McBain. 🙂

Sunny D
Sunny D

OMG…..Love it!!! Can’t wait!!!

MK
MK

Hoping this will prove the Vampire story was all a weird dream and Lucy, John, Sam will feel the deja Vu. Maybe Sam and John had the same dream.

The Caleb/Livvie/Lucy story really ruined PC for me.That story ruined Lucy and she and Doc was so separated from the reality of GH that Lucy and kevin disappeared for 9 yrs.

The First year of PC was the Best and had lots of GH History attached.

Christine
Christine

🙂 MK, what could they do? They were facing cancellation and they pulled a Hail Mary and hoped for the best. It didn’t work nor did the idea to turn LOVING into THE CITY, but in each case, it bought them another year and another year of stories, whether we liked them or not.

I know the arcs on Port Charles were weird, but they were fun too. What I didn’t like was that it seemed like all the couples were mixed up, especially Alison and Jamal, in favor of Rafe; Livvie and Jack, in favor of Caleb. Not to mention Lucy and Doc, in favor of Ian and Doc and Lucy, in favor of Eve, and on and on.

I am really hoping there is nothing more than a resemblance to characters on a former show. If they go the way of the supernatural, they could really screw up the great thing they have going right now. Hopefully they will just find out that John, Sam, and Lucy resemble their ancestors or something.

Jim
Jim

So unnecessary. Honest to God, with all of the characters on the canvas without a storyline, this is absolutely ridiculous. Right up there with making Dorian a lesbian to win the gay vote in Llanview. Get that hack off the writing staff.

su0000
su0000

It is necessary, in way, to show us the strong chem between Sam and John (Livvie n Caleb) before they get hooked up .. It will be fun..
And anyways- it will merely be a spoof that will very short lived.
I’m looking soooo forward to it!!

boes
boes

I understand not liking the prospect of this storyline – I’m certainly more than leery – but one RC is NOT, is a hack. He misfires now and then, of course. But in a medium where mediocre has been the best we could hope for, for quite some time, RC has far more often than not delivered good story. He’s weak IMO in recognizing how to write sexual victimization, particularly female, and he can sometimes (think Ford brothers) introduce and focus too much on what was nothing more than (for some people, NOT me) eye candy, but his affection for the genre is evident AND his talent drove some mostly excellent years on OLTL and has given GH back its soul.

If he wants to play with bats for a little while, let him.

ShannonB
ShannonB

1,000% agree w/you! No one can please all the people all the time, not even Ron, but I support whatever he and his team do. I said below that I loved Port Charles (and the Caleb/Livvie pairing) and while this wouldn’t be my choice, I say go for it GH!

aria
aria

holy batman, wtf, this could be very interesting, anything that keeps Lucy around is fine with me.

Judith
Judith

I so agree!

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

Amen Aria!

Judith
Judith

As far as I’m concerned, Michael Easton is so much more than “John McBain”. His talent as an actor has been wasted between OLTL and GH. Anyone who remembers his performance as Caleb on PC knows what I mean. He played a ficticious creature with such passion. You never got the feeling that he was playing it as “camp”. He gained quite a following. He and Kelly Monaco set the screen on fire during their love scenes. Very raw and intense, especially considering it was daytime television. Kudos to Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivati for giving a nod to PC. I will thoroughly enjoy a little “blast from the past” to shake things up a bit. Nothing long term, just a break from the usual stories. Thanks Ron and Frank!!!!

Christine
Christine

Judith, I do agree with that.

I have never liked Michael Easton on OLTL. I tried to wrap my head around that character, but he was so boring. I thought Nathanial Marsten was much more entertaining than Easton on that show.

Anyway, when he was on PC, you couldn’t take your eyes off the screen – he was that mesmerizing. His pairing with Kelly Monaco was insane. They had so much chemistry.

But I did like John McBain paired with Tristan Rogers last month. When he messed with the thermostat and was tasting the fondue, he was funny. I would like to see a little more life blown into John McBain and Sam McCall could definitely do it.

Judith
Judith

Well said, Christine. He was “that mesmerizing”, and yes, he did have some good scenes with Tristan Rogers. So glad someone else feels the same way. Thanks for the response 🙂

Lynda Kay
Lynda Kay

I agree with both of you…. When PC first spun off from GH, I watched off and on because I loved Lucy & Scotty… But once Michael came on screen as pastor Michael and then Celeb, I was hooked!!!! I also watched him on OLTL, but never saw the spark I saw when he was on PC…. I’m starting to see it again on GH! Loving this storyline!

Mali
Mali

I caught up with P.C. on youtube recently and discovered ME. Wonderful acting. He just crackled onscreen. And between him and KM, the chemistry was absolutely off the charts. I tried to look at a few OLTL episodes with the McBain character but it was like watching paint dry! On GH ,McBain has more life in him and I for one was excited to see Caleb for a minute on yesterday’s episode though he appeared to be in full-blown evil mode. I want to see ME stay on GH and if it’s as Caleb, hold on to your hats everyone because he is outstanding in this role. Lotta juice there!

Debbie
Debbie

One word for this story line: Ridiculous
I hope this is just a crazy rumor! This does not belong on GH

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

Dumb. Boring. Won’t work. Will be officially boycotting like I should have done months ago.

Smoochie
Smoochie

Ive been a loyal abc sudser fan for 40 years. I started watching PC on an off until Michael Easton came aboard and then I fell under his trance watched PC until the end. I’ve loved the tongue-in-cheek vamp comments Luke has dropped on John alluding to his past pc life, and the question of havent we been here before in a different life, between John and Sam.so I was glad to seethe metaphysical connection between John and Sam was formed as this new incarnation so to speak. (but I agree with an earlier commenter that Caleb and Allison were hotter than Caleb and Livvie) Now with Lucy on the show, how could she not mistake John for Caleb. Let’s not forget that everything took place in Port Charles and GH characters crossed over to that show (as well as to OLTL , AMC). Why wouldnt Lucy remember Caleb, and Livvie and why would it be implausible to think she was seeing therm rather than as John and Sam. And if Kevin returns, Livvie was his daughter on PC-. what will happen when he sees Sam. I do think it wold be interesting that John McBain was somehow related to the Morleys and that Sam could have been Livvie’s twin. or related to her in some way. But the only way I’d want to see Caleb again on GH is if it were done in flashbacks especially when he was Stephen Clay ooh la la It might be intriguing for a while Of course it is soapland and even if the actors are the same but playing different characters its make- believe and the characters dont have to acknowledge that they look the same as people they knew in the past. I just think it’s great if they do. It makes more sense. Just because there were two different soaps,GH and PC, that doesnt mean that Port Charles / Port Chuck are not one and the same. a small town where people run into each other. I think it should be explored. In the end, I still want GH to keep to its basic roots. Stories that revolve around General Hospital and the denizens of Port Charles not the show that became Crime Incorporated. Stay focused on the Doctors, Nurses, their families, create and bolster key families again.. . an aside: Bring Jax back and kill Jerry once and for all- What have they done to Diane? Now a typical money hungry lawyer that would do anything for a dollar.? she hasnt lost her wit but her soul is gone and so is the allure of her character. Why have the PTB left the Anna/Scorpio/Robin/Duke story dangling…Like to see the Jason return but only if it ‘s a spectacular recast.(since SB is now on Y&R) Sean is great but not Jason.Taking Jason out for good has made the character of Sonny unbalanced and floundering. like Corn Flake without the milk . he needs his better half. Jason.-

susan M.
susan M.

I hope Michael Easton doesn’t go back to playing Caleb….I agree if it was only done in flashbacks! I like Michael Easton as John McBain , soft spoken, caring , and a great cop,etc….. And he has a family in Llanview ! My opiinion I don’t want to see the vampire
stories w/Michael Easton. Again I prefer him as John McBain ever since he appeared on
OLTL for the first time…..

susan M.
susan M.

That sultry voice of John McBain!!!!!!!!!

jackieb
jackieb

I LOVE the idea! I fell for Michael Easton as Caleb originally, and would love to see him in that role again. Just as long as Lucy’s slayer skills aren’t completely useful… I want him around for a LONG time!

Meredith
Meredith

Agreed! Loved Loved having ‘Port Charles’ as my guilty pleasure!! I liked laughing at Lucy’s antics, but always rooted against her even though she was one of the ‘heroes’ – – – I wanted my supernatural Power Couple of Livvie and Caleb to be left alone!!

This is gonna be fun!!!!!!!!!

Helen
Helen

I am beyond excited for this storyline! Pays omage to GH history and is just for fun!!!! Bring on Lucy the vampire slayer and I live that Jon Lindstrum coming back. Was roflmao when Luke called John Lestat!!!!

Meredith
Meredith

I totally missed Luke calling Cal — I mean John — Lestat. Haha, hilarious.

Super Super excited at this development!! I want Sam/John or Caleb/Livvie back together!!!! Favorite soap couple!!! Cheers!

M*

ShannonB
ShannonB

Gotta say that as much as I loved Port Charles (and I really, really did) I’m not sure I want that story on GH….GH is just now getting back to it’s glory days and I can’t see how that could possibly fit in. That said, no particular storyline will make me stop watching GH. I’m a fan 4ever. But if this really is going to happen, I do hope that it has a very brief run (still love ya, Ron!)

Nesi
Nesi

I knew the moment McBain joined GH he would become the Vampire again…I love it please make it juice…..with Lucy having supernatural powers to defeat him….

susan M.
susan M.

Sorry, I like him better as John McBain!!!!!!!!!

Girl
Girl

bull#H%@

Girl
Girl

Not a good idea

Nikky DiPietro
Nikky DiPietro

I am so happy that GH is throwing this nod to the PC fans….I just hope they do not turn it into a slap in our faces. I would love to have Caleb, Livvie, and the whole Port Charles crew back, however I’d rather they be on their own how like they were before.

tim
tim

What if the whole vampire story line never happened,and it was all a dream/fantasy/hallucination etc of Lucy’s? That would explain why no one on GH ever talked about the vampires.

sherrill plunk
sherrill plunk

Good point. I always thought the writers made a tragic mistake by not acknowledging the storyline in general Hospital.

sherrill plunk
sherrill plunk

Sa,w the episode in question and I must say I enjoyed it. I was a faithful fan of Port Charles and was angry that it was cancelled. So what if Port Charles was far fetched. all soaps stretch the imagination, that’s what makes for exciting television.I just hope this is not the first step in the downfall of general Hospital. Innovative storylines are what keep a show fresh and exciting. and if they are provocative so much the better. So bring on Caleb/Livvie and their minions and we will soon realize that the whole show has been a dream induced by their will,

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2019 is bringing it with some major soapy dramas.  And this one has been much talked about, and looking quite alluring.  It features some former soap opera notables in key roles.

We’re talking about ABC’s Grand Hotel which has finally announced its premiere date, but fans will have to wait till the summer for its debut.  Circle Monday night, June 17th.  Grand Hotel will air immediately following  episodes of the new season of The Bachelorette.

General Hospital Daytime Emmy-winner, Bryan Craig (Ex-Morgan Corintjos) take on the role of  playboy Javi, his sister Paloma is played by former All My Children reboot actress, Denyse Tontz (Ex-Miranda Montgomery).  In addition, soap vet Richard Burgi (last seen as Paul Hornsby on GH) takes on the role of Michael Finn, a charming businessman who spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e for the Mendoza family, and series EP, Eva Longoria (Ex-Isabella, Y&R) also guest stars as Beatriz a former owner of the hotel.

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If you missed Wednesday’s GH Facebook Live event featuring Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) you can watch the replay below.

During the 35-minute broadcast, Michael Fairman chatted with the Daytime Emmy-winning duo about the latest storylines involving Sonny and Carly including: the Alzheimer’s storyline centering around Sonny’s dad, Mike (Max Gail), what will happen with Margaux (Elizabeth Hendrickson) and Sonny’s relationship, and if Carly will figure out that Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) is stashed away at Ferncliff, and that his twin brother Ryan is masquerading as him while murdering people in Port Charles.

In addition, Maurice and Laura talk about memorable scenes and moments throughout their time on the ABC daytime drama series, and episodes that are included in the “Sonny and Carly Collection” streaming now at ABC.com and on the ABC app.  Laura did talk about taking over the pivotal role following in the shoes of fan favorites, Sarah Brown and Tamara Braun.

Maurice and Laura also talked about their upcoming projects.  Laura’s premieres tomorrow night on Lifetime when she is seen in Stalked by My Patient, while Maurice will soon be seen in Victoria Gotti: My Father’s Daughter. 

Check it out below and let us know what was your favorite part of the Facebook live, and what you think will happen in the key storylines involving Sonny and Carly as we move into 2019 via the comment section.

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In a very special GH Facebook Live, Maurice Benard (Sonny) and Laura Wright (Carly) are set to talk about the relationship between Sonny and Carly, what’s happening in story for the duo at the moment, and the Sonny & Carly Collection featuring 20 episodes throughout the 20-year relationship of this torrid love affair available now via ABC.com and the ABC app.

The action begins at 10:30amPST/1:30pmpst via facebook.com/generalhospital.

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