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Michael Easton Debuts As Silas Clay On General Hospital! – What Was Your Reaction?

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On yesterday’s episode of General Hospital, Michael Easton made his return to General Hospital after his new role was shrouded in secrecy.  After playing John McBain, Stephen Clay, and Caleb Morley in his soap lives on ABC, just what would General Hospital head writer, Ron Carlivati have in mind for this beloved fan favorite?

Well, the answer thus far was revealed at the end of Tuesday’s episode, when a freaked out Sam (Kelly Monaco) insisted she ran into lunatic killer Stephen Clay, only he was a doctor at the New York City hospital! Sam was at the hospital investigating and aiding in the search for Morgan Corinthos!

Turns out that she was seeing double, in that the doctor was in fact, Silas Clay, the brother of nut-job Stephen Clay!

So what was your initial reaction to seeing Michael in his new role of Silas Clay? Share your thoughts with us! Do you think you will enjoy Michael’s latest soap incarnation?

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AJ
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AJ

EPIC FAIL!!!!

Michelle
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Michelle

I so agree. I’ll give it a chance but it looks like it’s going to be a disaster.

Tali
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Tali

Make that 2 that agree!

Max
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Max

I did not like the character Michael has been cast into. The guy’s all about darkness. John McBain had a good heart buried within. This new character is too creepy and cold to warm up to.
I also do not connect with ex-Starr Manning now Kiki. I don’t know what they were thinking with developing these new characters, but there’s no intrigue or likeability with them in my opinion.

Raquel
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Raquel

They all look corny to me..lol Micheal Easton’s character reminds me of his Tanner Scofield days on Days of our lives. or maybe i’m so used to his broodiness as John McBain to buy him in this new role. The pony tail is not helping either but the doctor role is really throwing me. I’m used to the action hero that michael easton can play. Don’t get me started on RH either, I’m not a fan of his, he looks like Paul Ryan from ATWT with that bleached blond hair. Also, not feeling KA as kiki. I guess time will… Read more »

wendi
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wendi

I’m in total agreement…I don’t like what I’ve seen so far, but I’ll give it time, maybe they’re building, maybe it’ll be a total crash and burn. I love the actors, but the doctor, the co-ed and the ??? don’t really know what Roger is yet, but he’s the most intriguing of the three thus far. Hope the writers know what they’re doing and are able to turn this around quickly.

Lee Martin
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Lee Martin

seriously? I was so disapointed that I cancelled the series on my TIVO.
Ive been watching the show for more than 30 years but Im pretty sure Im done. Really bad business decisions of late. We love GH because we enjoy beinng in relationship with the characters and although its total escapism how many times can you change the story line before people say…Ok thats it Im done. Do they not have test groups?

ken
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ken

ive been watching gh since 1976 and for the 1st time to me it is becoming unwatchable! if they couldnt bring them back as john, toddand starr they shouldnt have brought them back at all! all 3 of the new characters to me are horrible!

Wendy
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Wendy

OMG!!!!! I Love Michael, but I am not digging the ponytail either!!!!
I love Michael and Sam together!!!! …not soo thrilled with the doctor
storyline. I wish it would be Caleb or his twin brother Michael ( the priest).
Odd thing though who was spying on Sam at the church with Rafe???
I think Stephen Clay is still al ive!!!

Sheri
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Sheri

make that 3 agree. Michael looks like a dork with the glasses and pony tail. They have DE HUNKED my hunk LOL and i dont even want to talk about what they did to Roger Howarth im sooo upset at gh.Thank God i can see RH on OLTL DAILY looking normal too bad Michael is not on OLTL I miss him.

Wendy
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Wendy

Sheri , you are so right!! They dehunked my Hunk — Michael Easton!!!
and I can’t stand to look at Roger Howarth either!!
And how could Michael Corinthos look at KiKi and not mention the resemblance to Star??

Tom
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Tom

Not to be insulting or condescending, but Michael was an alternate personality for Caleb. Near the end of the Tainted Love arc, on the roof of the hospital, Caleb switched over to Michael which made him vulnerable to the crossbow. Sure there were scenes where Michael and Caleb had conversations as seperate people, before the finale of TL, but I think whatever goodness was left was put into the Michael personality.

As for right now, I’m gonna wait and see how this unfolds.

Deb
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Deb

I barely have time to watch OLTL, but I was almost tempted to watch GH because I’m a fan of Easton’s poetry. But this whole character switching thing is stupid. ABC attracted some OLTL viewers by moving characters they didn’t own the rights to to Port Charles. ABC got caught. Of course, ABC is in a bind because the actors are under contract, but their characters are illegal. Well,THIS solution doesn’t seem to be working, and that serves ABC right for being disloyal to the soap fans that financed prime time for so many years.

Deb
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Deb

This whole character switching thing is stupid. ABC got caught using characters they sold the rights to. Of course, ABC is in a bind because the actors are under contract, but their characters are illegal. Well,THIS solution doesn’t seem to be working, and that serves ABC right for being disloyal to the soap fans that financed prime time for so many years.

Keith
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Keith

EPIC FAIL!!!! Epic agree! Sounds like a rip-off of OLTL’s twin Drs. Troy and Colin MacIver. But that’s what Ron and Frank do, ripoff old OLTL stories. I thought The Chew scenes were awful. What happened to screwthechew? Aren’t they the enemy of soap fans? So now Ron and Frank and GH sells out to ABC? 😉

David
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David

GH had no choice Prospect Park wants to be crybabies and not allow them to be their characters on GH. The actors and actresses that play them are under contract to ABC and GH. I don’t mind Roger Howarth. Yes he has blonde hair but so what. He isn’t supposed to resemble anything Todd or the people at Prospect Park will threaten lawsuit. So GH had to do this. As for Easton I didn’t think it was that bad, he is playing a totally different charater than McBain was. He has been playing that role for so long this will… Read more »

Kayla
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Kayla

Ron and Frank do work for ABC and when it is decided for The Chew and GH to work together they write it in or find new jobs. Personally I think their talents are wasted on this Mob drama

Krysta
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Krysta

I hate what they’ve done to characters I loved and giving us these character’s I can’t keep from seeing as Starr, John and Todd. They need to fix things and give us who we want to see. If I have to listen to one more fight about pickle relish I’m going to scream. There is a reason I only started watching GH when OLTL went off, and they are reminding me right now.

Patrick
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Patrick

ME to KM – LOL. Sam – “you” Silas ‘ “yeah, it’s me, who were you expecting” ————- He didn’t look that bad…. he still has that dark hair….tanned, sizzling eyes.. and def. needs that 5 o’clock shadow to enhance his sex appeal. i hope they cut more of his farrah feathered do – it’d masculine his image more. it took me awhile… but it’s his dark features and eyes that sell him… so… ease up on the long locks. even i’ll say – he wasn’t Indiana Jones nor “007” right off…. Roger Howarth always has me right off. he… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I am standng ovation – Michaels’ – “rant” to Morgan about “nuKiki” and what he’s involved with.

for the first time… he acted and sexy masculined out! Direct and macho’d up.

btw – he’s so at home with AJ…. a second plus.

impressive.

tasha
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tasha

Not the best writing in the history of GH .

crystal
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crystal

First off I must admit I was never a GH fan I tried several times to get into it but never was able to until I followed the three cast from OLTL over to GH. I always loved OLTL and really wished it would come back but story lines that Starr Todd and John played although I hated that they killed off her family the minute she got them…. Loved the connection between Starr and Michael hated that they had the phone break up that’s stupid and no fight to get her back that was just so unreal…. People just… Read more »

Kat Fox
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Kat Fox

I agree. But I do absolutely love the actors that play “Our” characters! I guess I will get use to it.

Denise
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Denise

I agree as well.

Shelley2021
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Shelley2021

I’m intrigued by Silas. Can’t wait to see what happens next with Silas and Sam.

Cinthea
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Cinthea

SOOO pleased to see Michael Easton back on GH and glad his character is getting involved with Kelly’s character!!! I love them together and I hope that’s what happens. LOVED them on PC! I’m happy Sam isn’t all wishy washy and crying all the time anymore. She’s more like her original hard ass tough girl character. I will adjust to the new characters. I know what with the dispute between PP and ABC they need to be new characters and Michael will make it work . I ADORE him !

Joann
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Joann

What another look alike! So let me get this straight 3 men in the same area all look identical! This is to much even for a soap! Let’s all pretend we did not see that & bring him back as a cop again! Let’s not talk about that bad dye job on Roger OMG! Kiki maybe!

teri
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teri

Why couldnt they have just had him come back as a brother to John with a different last name? Or couldnt they do that either. Greedy Prospect Park. They have to ruin it for all characters concerned…Starr as KiKi??? Todd as who the heck knows…i dont think i will get used to them being portrayed as other people now. These soaps are starting to really get bizarre with all the switch ups!! And after all this, I hear Prospect Park is cutting OLTL and AMC down to 2 days a week because of ratings. Why’d they have to screw everything… Read more »

Cinthea
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Cinthea

I don’t think they are even allowed to mention John, Starr or Todd due to the dispute between ABC and PP.

Candy
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Candy

I think he is CALEB.

Sharon
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Sharon

WTF – These characters suck. Bring back John, Star, and Todd. These people do not fit the new character rolls. You could have brought Star back as a twin, John as Jason, and Todd as another love to Carly. There rolls SUCK!!!

leilani
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leilani

no kidding. it seems like these characters were rushed into these rushed roles. and yeah, it’s not confusing at all to see kristen kissing “morgan”, after a few months kissing and then sleeping with “michael”… really?? put kristen with the same brothers and not confuse us AT ALL? yeah. that was brilliant. and how does one guy have two lookalikes? the hell? and roger howarth better not be franco. he doesnt carry himself like franco, he doesn’t even have charisma like franco… is this why brandon and steve left? cause of all these stupid decisions? i wouldn’t blame them, to… Read more »

diane
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diane

Great idea! Anything besides what they came up with…I have been a dedicated fan of GH for 30yrs but don’t know if I can continue with these messed up story lines here lately! I’m also one who went to Y&R to follow the story line of “Dillon”, formerly known to us as “Jason”. Loved it when Starr, John and Todd showed up on GH! It was really working! But not this time people! I’m just not getting it any more! That’s a shame…

Helena
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Helena

Ick! These three characters are horrible

cheech
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cheech

I cannot agree more, I hate this nonsense about switching characters. one maybe but three of them I wanted John, Todd and Starr not who ever these people are now. I think this will ruin general Hospital the way Bobby stepping out of that shower ruined Dallas way back Epic Fail Indeed

denise
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denise

Do not like Easton in this character nor do I like Kiki…It was a little weird seeing them playing different people…..weird!

Sonya
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Sonya

I was so excited wen I heard that Todd, John & Star were returning to GH, but do not like the new characters they play. I see them as the old characters they were! Please bring back the Todd, John & Star we all love! Thanks GH fan since 1975

Mary Anne
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Mary Anne

Not at all happy with the characters. It all seems so contrived.

lipstickcat
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lipstickcat

All 3 coming back as different characters so soon is ridiculous! And they only recognize John! It’s crazy!

Jake R.
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Jake R.

Well in all fairness, no one has seen Roger Howarth yet except NuLuLu and she’s got amnesia. And the Clay guy looks like ANOTHER Clay guy so they do reference THAT. IT is a little odd that no says “Gee, KiKi looks just like Starr.” But don’t blame the writers; they are really in a tough bind because of the lawsuit so give them a break people, they are doing the best they can given the circumstances and their hands are tied.

diane
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diane

I understand about the law suit. And I’m thankful they still have a job! But they could have wrote them in better than this! I remember when they brought back the original Carly and she returned as Claudia…at first I didn’t think that would ever work!! But it did and we loved the new character! Just hope the same works out here. Perhaps it’s bc there’s 3 of them at one time! That’s a lot to take in!

kara anderson
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kara anderson

I whated to see that epic

Georgia
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Georgia

I am so loving him, he and Kelly are off the charts with their cheimistry.

su0000
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su0000

I think so too.. this is going to be good !!!!

Sheila
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Sheila

What chemistry? LOL

shari barnes
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shari barnes

im with you Kelly and micheal have no chemistry

tali
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tali

Ditto! I’ve never seen the chemistry from day one!

KELLY&MICHAEL FAN
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KELLY&MICHAEL FAN

KELLY AND MICHAEL GOT TONS OF CHEMISTRY

FACT!!!!!!!

leilani
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leilani

NOPE.

diane
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diane

I agree!

diane
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diane

I agree that Michael and Kelly do have chemistry!

Dinah
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Dinah

Hate it

matthew
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matthew

What the hell is going on at GH?! It’s been incredible to watch the show rise from the ashes with FV and RC at the helm but the last three Weeks have been dreadful! They need to get it together quick before the ratings are back in the toilet! The airlines suck!

matthew
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matthew

I mean storylines! Damn ‘smart’ phones. But the airlines must suck too lol. The port Charles airport looked as dead on arrival as the ‘new’ gh characters when Brenda was waiting for her flight out of town!

Beacon
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Beacon

Is GH trying to pretend McBain didn’t exist now? Or looks totally different to Caleb/Stephen/Silas/whatever?

Mary SF
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Mary SF

Yes, in GH land because of the lawsuit and legal issue- McBain no longer exists. They can’t use his name, or reference the character in passing, not even to address issues as why did McBain and the Clay brothers look alike.

J_G
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J_G

Great so now there’s THREE that look alike. *rolls eyes* Oh and this guy is supposed to be a year OLDER??? Gee I didn’t know identical twins happened that way ’cause he looks EXACTLY like Caleb.

Troy Turner
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Troy Turner

Due to legal wrangling-Michael CANNOT play McBain, or anything close to him. Why can’t folks get that?

Beacon
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Beacon

I know that Troy – but it screws up the continuity. Are we to assume that McBain looks totally different? Or that the past year never occured?

Ces
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Ces

Not sure why people don’t get that is right!!! I’m willing to give Silas Clay a chance because I love Michael Easton!

ethel
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ethel

if they haven’t gotten it by now they are definitely stuck on stupid…………

leilani
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leilani

folks GET THAT. the writers seem to think we’re dumb, and relating the new characters too closely to their original characters, and the relationships they had with their old characters. putting kristen/kiki so close to michael… silas clay is directly involved with sam, and roger is now associated with sam, jason,and heather… come on. the actors could’ve have waited a few months or more, while they figured out a way to integrate them in as new characters, not FORCE them in with these inane characters.

diane
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diane

Put him to work for Sonny! The new Jason story line??? Dr does not fit him! Although I know there will never be but one Jason…he could be put in that position!

BTripp
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BTripp

I think it will be great and especially since he is a doctor. General Hospital needs some new docs on staff.

jimh
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jimh

I agree…

Patrick
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Patrick

I think so too –

this will help ease the spotlight off of Dr. Patrick so much… yawn, since he’s still patsy’ing it with Sabrina? i think they’re going to drag this out even more… since Brit is pregnant.

AND… it’ll ease up on SO MUCH ….. sometimes too much… Felix and Sabrina… at the nurses station…

so.. he couldn’t have come back too soon.

Gillian
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Gillian

So glad he is back and it is great he is a Doc. We’ve lost Steven, Robin, Maggie, Matt and Ewan in the last couple of years and before that Lisa Niles. The hospital is in dire need of new doctors. As for the visual resemblance- so what? It is a soap and I’m Willing to suspend disbelief and see where Michael and the writers take us. It isn’t fair to compare this character to McBain because it is out of our control. McBain belongs to PP. I’m happy to have Dr Silas Clay on GH!

su0000
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su0000

I love it .. it is great to see the 3 as new characters..
We have only seen him for a couple of minutes and to judge now would be a stupid thing to do..
ME is a good actor and he will do a very good job no matter who he plays..
I really love him as a doctor!!!

Ces
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Ces

DITTO

AJ
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AJ

Keep trying to talk yourself into liking it.

Michael Easton has a natural style that made him cool.. no matter who he played on GH, PC or OLTL. In ABC’s attempt to not get sued, they have taken all the coolness away from Easton.. which is part of his acting persona.. and have turned him into some super-nerd, geeky guy. Perhaps, they give his new character a makeover.. but as it stands, it’s terrible.

judy chalmers
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judy chalmers

As much as I love Michael East, I’m having a hard time buying it, would have preferred him to be John McBain’s twin, than Steven aka Caleb’s twin! Would rather all 3 stayed with OLTL as there original characters

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I don’t think because of the whole copyright thing they could even use the name John McBain to reference to him being his twin, so they went with the totally GH character Caleb instead.

Tali
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Tali

Amen!

louise
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louise

I totally agree; this is a farce

AJ
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AJ

Agreed!

debby
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debby

michael is wonderful in any thing he does!!!!

Patty
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Patty

Michael Easton will rock any character he plays. I’m glad he’s getting to play a doctor … especially since the show’s name is General HOSPITAL! LOL Can’t wait to see the chemistry unfold between Silas and Sam. Will their name be Silam or Samlas?

buddylee
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buddylee

I agree, Michael is great as any character… Can’t wait until He joins the Staff at Port Charles General Hospital, hoping that He lets His hair down by then as well…SO not digging the pigtail, lol…

JS Daniels
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JS Daniels

AWFUL. Would have been better if he came on as a Cassadine characters with actual ties to GH core families not ties to the horrendous vampire storyline. Be creative RC!!!!

Mary SF
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Mary SF

I was just happy he didn’t come back as a vampire– fingers crossed. I think the reason they went with the Clay family angle was two fold. The Clay/ Caleb characters are GH characters so they could make him their twin without any legal issues. But the main reason it gives this new character a connection to Sam– if he was a Cassadine the two would be related and that would rule out a love connection between them. Fans want KM and RE together- so this is a way to do it. It may not be the most inventive approach,… Read more »

kim
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kim

He’ll have a connection to Sam…she’s Rafes guardian and he’s Rafe’s uncle.

jimh
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jimh

Hes Rafes uncle which gives him a pc connection and eventually bring him close to Sam who is Rafes guardian.

Sarah
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Sarah

How do you spell BARF? GH is boring, boring, and ME is most boring of all…even worse than the relish garbage s/l. Take him away, and let’s see GH be good again.
Kelly Monaco is far too good to play any part in this mess.

Patrick
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Patrick

notwithstanding “the Chew”

even i was dissapointed with the scenes …

I expected more… especially with AJ’s part…. like he didn’t know what to say or do… about the relish…. it’s his grandmother and ELQ! com’n. sell it.

Raquel
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Raquel

To AJ’s defense the first pickle Lila story was in the early 80’s or mid 80’s and AJ was still growing in real time…so he was likely 10 years old or already at boarding school…lol
But you’re right, he should have done more research or he was just suffering from some form of stage fright?

Anna
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Anna

Love the new characer! Love that he is a doctor and cannot wait for the glasses to come off, the hair to come down and the sexiness to be unleashed! He and Kelly Monaco still have great chemistry the third time around!

nessmes50
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nessmes50

It is great 2 c Michael back..really wish they would do a better job with the hair,he looks terrible in that ponytail…..His hair looks greasy….I c Sam and him having a relationship down the line….I hope this goes well,love Michael Easton..

Denise
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Denise

My first impression was not good. I luv ME so let’s give the writers a chanse

Jonathan
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Jonathan

The never ending mess ABC created continues

Dani
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Dani

It just keeps getting worse not better. GH is so disconnected. There are days where you will not or do not see storylines continue. It is spotty and disjointed. The Chew episodes were disgusting along with the inappropriate and vulgar scenes with Felix and the doctor/nurse guy.
GH has sunk to an all-time low and unfortunately, Michael Easton’s new character looks like a failure as well.

David
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David

You mean the never ending mess the cry babies at Prospect Park caused. ABC has a contract with the actors, their right to put them back to work.

SInce PP is being cry babies ABC and GH just made the actors different characters.

All the blame on this falls on Prospect Park

Jonathan
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Jonathan

No, I mean the never ending mess ABC created– when it canceled OLTL .

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

I agree with you Crystal.

Raquel
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Raquel

PP did license the characters from ABC and loaned them to GH. I know that MIchael Easton signed with Prospect park. I don’t think that RH or KA signed with them but they played their OLTL roles on GH which were licensed to PP. They are in their right to want them back for the OLTL reboot. I agree with them, GH messed up some of the characters and killed off Cole, Hope and baby Victor. also, the tomas/lorenzo story was stupid. i don’t think it was right to kill off characters that were on loan to GH. Now on… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

Raquel – PP nullified it’s contracts with ALL of the OLTL actors during the time when they could not produce a show, as promised. So why wouldn’t ME, KA and RH accept the work and contracts offered to them by ABC? I think fans tend to forget the fact that these actors are actually human beings, with families to support, bills to pay, and generally being allowed to live their lives….including the right to work. Based on the news that PP released today, more and more it’s looking like PP is running a shell game – and I’m glad the… Read more »

Michael Smith
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Michael Smith

When the character of Caleb was first introduced, he had a twin brother named Michael. Michael was a priest, but the two were never seen together and it was eventually revealed they were the same person. Stephen Clay was just a fabricated persona Caleb used to return to Port Charles. I do not blame the writers, they had no choice but to make the changes. Everyone would have been better off with the original characters. It would have been a great cross promotion for the Prospect Park shows. It is a shame they could not make it work for the… Read more »

DAG
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DAG

Totally agree!

David
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David

Finally someone who realizes that GH is not to blame in this

karen
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karen

Caleb, Michael and Stephen Clay have nothing to do with PP or Port Charles so the writers can do what ever they want with the characters and the actor who is under contract they want.

diane
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diane

I so agree! Well said!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Awful. Michael should go back to Llanview and play John McBain. JOLIE ROCKS!

Tali
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Tali

I totally agree with that!!

shari barnes
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shari barnes

@gentry yes jolie rocks,kelly and micheal have no chemistry,melissa archer and micheal are steamin hot.

Liz
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Liz

Totally agree. I just hope they re-cast John McBain on OLTL. Don’t think this GH thing is going to work. Eventually all soaps are going to go to the internet. We all know ABC has no loyalty to soaps.

David
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David

Michael Easton moved to LA where GH is taped. He is not moving back to the east coast to go back to One Life To Live. Deal with it and get over it.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Never. JOLIE Forever!

Diane
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Diane

I like Michael Easton, glad he is back

Iakovos
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Iakovos

This will work. I like the chemistry between the two actors so… Do I like another evil twin/lookalike storyline? No. You live long as I do, you see this chestnut a lot. I still would have wanted the actor to come back as the new Jason Morgan. This would allow Sam to have her baby’s father return and forward new directions (outside the mob) for the Jason character we needed.

shari barnes
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shari barnes

omg are you serious,come back as the new Jason,that would of been horrible,it would of never worked,there is only one Jason and that is steve burton.

Tori
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Tori

I am loving it!!!! Michael is an amazing and taleted actor. He had me wanting to know more about this new character. The chemistry betweent him and Kelly is supernatural. Michael I could have sworne in the store he said he is one year older then Stephen, I could be wrong ? so far I like what I see and for all of those haters give the storyline some time it may grow on you. lord knows I hated the Todd Manning storyline on one life to live for years but because of the talents of the actors and writers… Read more »

Kathy
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Kathy

Made me laugh. I like laughing. I don’t watch GH but do watch OLTL. Just his picture made me laugh. Sometimes I think they just want to torture viewers.

Kathyg
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Kathyg

1rst- he’s not a twin,said He was older by a year. 2nd I believe he will turn out to be Stephen and he will come to the rescue of Baby Danny and Sam will be so grateful!! Carlivati and Valentini were bound to shove him at Kelly M!! Nothing against Michael but I don’t see the attraction/chemistry between them anymore. She had fantastic chemistry with Steve B that can not ever be reproduced. Get him back to GH!!!

jimh
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jimh

All three are interesting to me…give it a chance people…and if you still dont like it than dont watch. GH ROCKS!

janet
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janet

OK Before ME played McBain he was on GH. he came back as the twin of a now dead character. Mcbain is on a different show in a different state. Sure OLers want him returned but Michael Easton wants to live in California. get over it.. Would people complain so much if the actor just got a new jobon a new show the same way Stenven B did . he is on Y&R now jason is dead. I see the on screen chemistry between Sam and whatever he is called. I am happy it looks like rafe will finally have… Read more »

David
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David

Amen

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

You know. I tried to watch yesterday’s GH last night. It’s like a cannon went through it. After that ridiculously amazing anniversary arc, ABC jams in The Chew, throws in three familiar actors as new characters with minimal intro, it’s a whole new and different hospital so I wasn’t sure where they were…..and the show looks like a copy of the OLTL and AMC re-boots. They should have sent GH on it’s way after that perfect anniversary and just closed it up with the Nurses Ball and a goodbye then restarted this new thing as something completely new. OR send… Read more »

David
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David

Obv you have not been watching to know the hospital they were at was not General Hospital. They were at a hospital in New York City. So tired of the bitching about ABC featuring The Chew on GH. The Chew has featured actors/actresses from GH. Netowrks cross promote show. It is poor attitudes like this and negativity from people like you that will be the death of Gh. TV is far from dead. I bet ABC has far more money in the bank then Hulu, in fact Hulu pays ABC to use some of its content.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

Are you a paid blogger for ABC? Sounds like I touched a nerve at the network.

Gillian
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Gillian

Soap fans got the last laugh. GH literally poisoned the Chew hosts on camera. Many would calk this karma and I don’t think it was a coincidence that RC wrote the crossover this way.

Robert in Jersey City
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Robert in Jersey City

OH! No way….. See? I find the energy of The Chew so unbearable I didn’t even get that far….I only saw her chasing Bataglia…..

RC is brilliant…and his love for this show is apparent.

Bryon B
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Bryon B

I don’t like the new characters these former OLTL actors are playing. Would much rather see them play their original OLTL roles. It was more original and entertaining. This is not going to go well with the fans and I see this as a disaster. I won’t be watching this.

Justin
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Justin

Amen. Is it too late to ship them all back to OLTL? Just Tear up the contracts and let it be ABC. PLEASE!!!??

David
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David

Michael Easton/Kristen Alderson/Roger Howarth have all moved out to the west coast. Easton and Alderson both have said they will not move back to the east coast. So if GH fires them you still want see them back on OLTL. OLTL fans are really the most whiny people I know. They are always the victims, gets old after awhile. Maybe PP should recase the OLTL characters since they wanted them so bad Funny the first week of the online shows we heard how they were doing great numbers but have heard nothing about week 2 and are almost at the… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

I’m kinda crushing on you, David. Such a nice change to see someone with a firm grasp of facts and reality.

Tali ( not Smith)
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Tali ( not Smith)

I’m sorry, but GH has become unwatchable for me. Too far – fetched, too campy. And too many revolving, returning, and reengineered characters. I will miss his John McBain character, but another variation on a theme of Caleb Morley? It’s just too preposterous and, well, silly.

David
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David

Thank Prospect Park for this

Michelle
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Michelle

You are all over this board blaming Prospect Park and calling Oltl fans crybabies. Um, it is ABC’s fault that GH is the hot mess that it is, NOT Prospect Park’s. The 3 characters were LOANED to GH — LOANED. ABC/GH knew that if PP got the funding needed to revive the shows then they would rightfully want their characters back (and they paid a handome fee to the rights of those characters in the first place). ABC/GH were betting on the fact that PP would not get the funding and it backfired on them. They’re the idiots. Then when… Read more »

Gloria E
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Gloria E

I am glad all three are back..it’s gonna take using some imagination to move forward but I have nothing but confidence in Ron & Franks talents..but Michael hair needs some closer attention (I now work in accounting but am a former hairdresser)..the hairdressing staff needs to address this issue!! sorry I am work so I am talking too much bizness 2day..his hair flying out of the ponytail was buggin me last night when I watched..Todd’s hair is cool….his acting convinced me he was a bad guy, he doesn’t need the scar anymore..not sure I like Kristen’s character yet..

Debbie
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Debbie

I will take Michael as any character he wants to play! He is a great actor !!!

Lawrence
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Lawrence

My reaction was i dont care about his character or the whole morley family

Carrie
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Carrie

I am hoping that the person watching at the church will turn out to be Rafe Sr. There is story gold there. Why Rafe Sr could have been thought to be dead. And he would have to do penance with Rafe jr. Also Kelly had good chemistry with him. There needs to be a tri angle for Kelly and Michael.

Pen
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Pen

There are already three triangles on the canvas. I devoutly hope they’ll refrain from a fourth. And I doubt it was Rafe in the church.

Linda
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Linda

We all know that Caleb did not die. I believe he is the one at the church. My thought is that he will impersonate Sylas. Either way, I was not impressed with the way he looked, or acted. He seems very dark.

Sally Leahan
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Sally Leahan

Terrible

Sally Leahan
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Sally Leahan

Terrible, ,

DAG
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DAG

Technically if we’re going on past history of Port Charles Stephen Clay is a mask for Caleb, so is it possible this is Caleb? Think of it- he just shows up and what a perfect way to get near Sam (Livvie) and his son. No matter how it works out I love Michael and I love Michael and Kelly together! I think they have amazing chemistry!

heidi
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heidi

I didn’t like his look with the pony tail and goofy expessions… but I trust RC FV and I think they will make all 3 interesting characters! I love GH and I am sticking with it for the duration!!!

aria
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aria

i’m game, i’m not stuck on him being john, so i’m interested in seeing what they will do.

bonnie
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bonnie

ridiculous. KA ME need to leave Gh and make room for actors who can act.

Jan
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Jan

This is funny people love and hating his new role.
I won’t watch just not interested but as people say he is good actor.

Nancy
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Nancy

Love it and I know down the road everyone else will agree. This is a very major change and people are just going to have to get used to it. People have the hardest time with change and I have seen this in every aspect of life. Geez it is a tv show. Get used to it or don’t watch. I think if you don’t let this play out you will be very sorry. Oh well just my opinion.

su0000
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su0000

Many of the old time viewers do take change well if at all..
I would say they still have the same hairstyle they had in the 70/80/90.’s.
Nothing much changes in there dull shut-in lives..
They will never adjust to the new internet era, no way..
They never grew along with world and when it comes to them they are shocked and run! lol ..

kim
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kim

Youth is fleeting…someday Su0000 youll be old but you must already have a dull shut in life since you seem to have nothing better to do than attack older viewer you really know nothing about…lol…lol…lol…! My neighbor friend Jim is one of those older viewers who has a computer, works on computer projects and watches hulu ect. so obviously he’s done just fine adjusting to the internet era…and some cant help be shut ins like my mother who is bedridden…sometimes you have great comments but then you go and bash older people like youll never get old…maybe you dont know… Read more »

Moviegal
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Moviegal

The stench of sour grapes is overwhelming here. The Jolies and the Jasams have to learn that life goes on, and to let it go. It’s a shame that, because of the PP fiasco, the previous characters are not allowed a reference even by name – but I think they’ve put together the very best they can in a bad situation. Even as adversaries, the chemistry between ME and KeMo is palpable. I for one am open minded enough to give everybody a chance here – and yes, I still watch OLTL online, and I like very much the work… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

Well said, Moviegal. I wish I’d said it, but since I didn’t, I’ll just say “ditto’.

Dee
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Dee

BRAVO you hit the nail on the head perfect post Moviegal.

Lizzie
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Lizzie

My god, this. ME is always great in any role he plays and I am amazed at the frankly silly comments here–his HAIR looks funny? He’s a dork because he’s wearing glasses? Jesus, people, grow up. ME and KM have chemistry no matter what they do–they had it since day one on PC and this is why they will always be paired together. The actors also really like each other and are pals. As an old friend of mine would say, ‘Handle.’ This thread is filled to the brim with angry OLTL fans and Jasams from various message boards who… Read more »

donna
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donna

michael easton is not playing a twin. he is steven clays older brother who he hadnt seen in 10years.and knew nothing about him. dont people listen and pay attention and once again he is nobodys twin. family members do look alike you know

terri
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terri

I love ME but never thought he had chemistry with KM, the ponytail and glasses make me think of Sabrina before her transformation and when I watch OLTL which by the way is rockin’ I can’t help but wish ME was working opposite MA again.I am grateful to have ME back on my screen I would be happier if he were on my computer screen.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Ditto! He would be so awesome on OLTL right now.

David
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David

Love it cannot wait for the reveal of the character Roger Howarth will be. Have been avoiding spoilers as much as possible, have seen a couple rumors. Hopefully by weeks end we will know for sure. If one of the rumors is true, love that he will be in that family. We shall see Easton is doing well for having to play a completely different character than he has played in many years if at all. And Kristen Alderson has always been Starr sine she wa s child. She is trying hard as the bad girl KIKI but she will… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

Well said David I totally agree.

Susan
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Susan

I miss John McBain! I love Michael Easton. I may be in the minority of fans, but I LOVE the character of John McBain! Don’t know how I feel about “Silas” yet.

Pen
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Pen

I loved John, too, particularly on GH. But I’m really diggin’ Silas and the new dynamic with Sam. Very Tracy/Hepburn. Can’t wait to see it develop.

su0000
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su0000

Borrowed from another board…
Interesting..

The name Silas is an English baby name. In English the meaning of the name Silas is:
Three, or the third’.

Latin Meaning:
The name Silas is a Latin baby name. In Latin the meaning of the name Silas is:
Three, or the third’.

Is Silas the 3rd or the 3 ? ,,, Caleb, Stephen, Silas.. ??

Gillian
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Gillian

Makes sense. Very good to know!

mazz90291
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mazz90291

I really don’t like to judge the new characters so soon, but the whole thing is just so ridiculous. To suddenly bring 3 well liked actors back in completely different roles within a few weeks time is so preposterous. Their sad efforts to make the characters look “different” just doesn’t cut it! For me, in the scope of just a few weeks time, GH has gone from AWESOME(ie: annervirsary shows, bringing back old characters, etc.) to contrived and nonsensical. While I enjoyed seeing the OLTL characters appear on GH, they had no business giving them contracts when they did not… Read more »

Lora B
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Lora B

It IS what it IS can we MOVE on now? I am so happy to have ME, RH & KA back on GH. Really have they been on long enough to judge? I don’t think so. But I am bias I luv ME and accept him in ANY role as long as he is on my screen. Eye candy that CAN act. I say.

Janice
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Janice

My opinion on this is…they were brought into GH as existing characters which also brought GH’s ratings up by attracting new viewers (including me). Their value was those characters. Now their value is unknown and unknown means that when their story ends or characters break up….they could be let go from the show. The new viewers that came on with them have their shows back and since the (former) Llanview 3 are no longer those characters & the ratings will drop, some new viewers will leave as the reason they started watching was for those characters. It’s unfortunate that GH… Read more »

Bryon B
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Bryon B

I agree. Not only did they violate the agreement with Prospect Park, they destroyed great storylines from OLTL. It ended on such a positive note last year and a major cliffhanger. It’s unfortunate b/c I would love to see them back full-time on OLTL. Roger Howarth is the only one who will be doing both shows. Kristen Alderson will be meeting with Prospect Park next month, for possible shows. They dishonored the OLTL characters and storylines, and the only reason why I started watching GH. As a result, I will not be watching and do not like the characters they… Read more »

Nancy
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Nancy

I decided to watch on Wednesday, didn’t watch Monday’s or Tuesday’s show because of the promoting of The Chew. I will never watch anything that promotes that program that caused all these problems. I have a problem with ABC shoving something in our face. I really think the new characters are stupid. It’s unfortunate, they are great actors but it is just to unbelievable and Frank and Ron really blew it.

Dee
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Dee

I like the new character but then again I have been an Easton fan since he was on Days of our Lives. This character will never be liked by Jolie ( John and Natalie ) fans and some OLTL fans to them Easton belongs (like he is their property) on OLTL. I am so happy he is free and on GH welcome Dr. Silas Clay.

susan M.
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susan M.

The reason I started watching GH was because of the OLTL crossovers. I am still watching. I like Tracy a lot! Didn’t like that they had to bring in The Chew on GH. They could of thought of something else. The Chew must need the ratings because they are a failure! I almost changed the channel when they were on. The new roles for ex-OLTL characters first I don’t care for KA as KIKI . She doesn’t come threw as a bad girl and I don’t care for it. For RH the jury is still out for me on his… Read more »

Barbara t loves One life to live
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Barbara t loves One life to live

NO, NO, NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?

todd
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todd

I am not interested to see Silas ever again. I’d rather Sam meet someone new……or just be a happy single foster mom private investigator. KiKi is an epic fail…..as is the entire Morgan / Mob/ Gambling story. The Chew was in poor taste to soap fans……as well as really dumb. we stopped thinking relish was funny a few days after the soup called it out. I dont want to see RH be anyone other than Todd either……if it means he is off GH that is ok.

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Daytime Emmys To Remain Virtual For Upcoming 2021 Ceremony

With an uncertain situation of when live events can get back to normal, or as they have been in the past prior to the coronavirus pandemic, The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) announced today that it plans on keeping next year’s Daytime Emmys award show virtual, to allow for the 2022 awards cycle to stay on track.

In fact, all of NATAS’s award ceremonies including: the News and Documentary Emmys, Technology & Engineering Emmys and the Sports Emmys will also remain virtual next year.

The Daytime Emmys became the first major award show to air a virtual presentation that others followed back in late June of this year and aired on CBS.

In a statement, NATAS chairman and CEO Adam Sharp expressed on the organization’s decision:“The current timetables articulated by manufacturers project mass availability of vaccinations for the entire U.S. population by mid-summer 2021, potentially permitting a return to more traditional in-person ceremonies later in the fall. However, we have determined that delaying our 2021 events to possibly allow for a compressed calendar of in-person Emmy ceremonies late in the year would result in unacceptable delays to our awards cycle for 2022. Instead, we have decided to remain “virtual” in the format of our ceremonies for 2021 while relying on a substantially pre-COVID awards calendar. In so doing, we believe we will be best-positioned to return to a full, on-time, traditional schedule of in-person ceremonies in 2022.

The dates currently under consideration for the 48th annual Daytime Emmys which would be via two or three nights of presentations are: a combination of dates from Friday, June 25, Saturday, July 17 and/or Sunday, July 18.

For those entering the competition, the entry deadline is February, 17, 2021 with  the nominations not to come till May or June.

So, what do you think about the Daytime Emmys going virtual again for 2021? Comment below.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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