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Michael Easton Returning To General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

The big announcement promised today from General Hospital’s executive producer Frank Valentini was revealed late Tuesday morning via his Twitter account! And through a short video clip GH fans learned that Michael Easton, who was killed off as Dr. Silas Clay last year, is returning to the ABC daytime drama series!

In the video clip, we see Valentini in a supermarket with Michael Easton in the same aisle.  Frank asks Michael if he would like to come back to General Hospital.   Easton responds, “Do you have something good?” Valentini tells Michael he has something great, and then Easton says he will see Frank in a few weeks!

Now at the moment, General Hospital is keeping mum as to what role Easton will play. However, it will be a new role for the fan favorite.  According to a tweet and facebook post from ABC’s GH executive Nathan Varni, Easton is returning to the series in an exciting new role with more details to be released later this month.

Michael took to his official facebook page immediately following the announcement to share: “IT’S TRUE… It was your kindness and support that made this happen. I am humbled by your faith. With gratitude and love, now and always, Michael.”

So, who do you think Michael will play this time in his brand new role?  Share your thoughts below! Let us know if you are impressed and excited about the big announcement?  But before you do, and in case you missed it, watch the exchange between Frank and Michael after the jump which held the intel!

announcement from Frank Valentini on Vimeo.

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Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

I would’ve preferred a more historic return for General Hospital, as I am not only not a fan of Michael’s acting but, I am also not a fan of any of the characters he portrayed during his stints on the soap. So, let’s hope this is temporary and that better returns are on the horizon!

AJQ
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AJQ

GH will never be about GH as long as Frank is here. He can’t get past OLTL’s cancellation. How is it logical to think that the way to attract GH fans is with actors from other shows or specifically OLTL? This is GH. GH fans would tune in for GH characters and actors. But Frank is obsessed with his OLTL pals and really has the nerve to hype it as big news for “General Hospital Fans.” It’s really insulting. Nothing changes and it won’t. A few fans start a petition and we’re supposed to believe it meant something and had… Read more »

Tristan
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Tristan

AJQ, I honestly expected it to be the announcement that TR had, indeed, been signed to a contract, what with all the soap boards buzzing with joy about his latest return and interactions with Anna.

I like Easton, myself. But my pleasure has been muted by “rumors” that he will be playing a mob boss, meaning yet another story for Sonny, rather than playing Silas, or another addition to the hospital staff. I just cannot take this mob nonsense.

Dee
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Dee

AJQ I completely agree with you!

AJQ
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AJQ

I didn’t hear that about a new mob boss, just another reason not to like this. It is nothing against ME, he seems like a very decent guy and really professional. But today’s announcement just highlights so many problems with TPTB at GH and how nothing has changed. For Frank to bill this as a big surprise for GH fans is either completely tone deaf or just tauntingly disrespectful. It’s just more of the same. Actors from other soaps take precedence over GH veteran actors, even to the point of giving them a fourth character in as many years. Why… Read more »

Jay Trotter
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Jay Trotter

The casting surprise is a huge letdown for this viewer. No offense to any fans of Michael Easton cause he is a class act and a fine actor but once Silas Clay was killed off that should’ve been the end of it. I beleive that the first priority should’ve been Wally Kurth and Tristian Rogers. GH is being very foolish right now to not get these two men back on long term contracts and having Ned and Robert back as full time characters. Ned and Robert are needed more than ME’s fourth different GH character since 2012. He played McBain,… Read more »

Matt
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Matt

AJQ if you hate hte show so much stop watching, all you do is whine whine whine about the show yet stillw atch every day. Get over it is not the 1980’s its the 2000s. If you hate GH so much as all you do is complain change the freakin channel, oh but if you did that what would you do with all you free time spent complaining on the internet. You must have a sad life!

Justin
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Justin

Well said AJQ and I couldn’t agree more. Nothing against ME, in fact, I liked his John McCain on GH, but if it’s true that he’ll be a Mobster it’s another entry on a long list of reasons not to watch this show.

Jumps
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Jumps

Wow. Well, as a someone who started watching GH again only because of the OLTL characters coming on, I must heartily disagree. I just might start watching again on a regular basis now. BM is another reason I watch.

AJQ
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AJQ

Well Matt, Lol! you spend time on the internet calling out people you don’t even know, accusing them and commenting on their actions and lives. Again, instead of spending your free time anonymously calling people out for what they like or don’t like or what they do or don’t do, using words like whine and hate, why don’t you stick to the subject and try and make an intelligent point? It’s not the 1980’s because Michael Easton is brought back to play a fourth character in four years? OK. But what is it? This need to hire and now rehire… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Valentini needs to be fired. The man can’t execute a vision to save his sole.

Lisha
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Lisha

MIchael Easton was on Port Charles before he was ever on One Life to Live.

ABC Suds Vet from the Get
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ABC Suds Vet from the Get

I honestly don’t understand why any GH fan would have a problem with an actor coming over from a defunct ABC soap unless they think little or nothing of said actor’s chops. Imo it’s all in the ABC soap actors family and I welcome them. I do however feel differently about actors from other network soaps coming to GH. It’s just odd to me why so many prior OLTL AMC,PC or RH fans(I won’t mention one or two that pre-dated RH) take umbrage, laced with a competitive fervor,and see as an interloping intrusion, old familiar faces from the aforementioned soaps… Read more »

Timmm
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Timmm

Tristan full time, Jack Wagner or Wally Kurth back yes BUT Scott, give Michael a chance, he might just be casted in the right part this time.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
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Scott (ATWT Fan)

Right part or not, I’ve not been a fan of his acting for a long time. He’s a very dry actor, and does not emote in his delivery of any kind of material.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

I couldn’t disagree with you more, Scott. ME has mastered the very, very difficult role of being able to play to the camera. This is SO much harder than screaming and shouting and flailing around. Internally driven characters are the toughest to play. He’s the kind of actor, like Thorsten Kaye, that raises the level of those who work with him.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

And I agree he’s just as mumbly mouth boring as Kelly Monaco is. .just ugggghhh

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

ALSO couldn’t disagree more. I like Michael Easton, I liked the character of McBain. It was ridiculous to kill off Silas just when they were developing major story with Ava, with whom Silas had history and chemistry. Now he is going to become the UMPTEENTH, secret mobster boss. Why is this so difficult for the producers of this show to put out a coherent and consistent episode from one day to the next?

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Scott.
That is Michael E’s aura, Scott. He is a turn-on. This from a woman’s point of view….and, not necessarily sexual. His indifferent, detached attitude is very magnetic. What can I say. He is fiiine; including his acting.

Dee
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Dee

Well said ABC Suds Vet from the Get

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Agreed!

KM
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KM

MiE seems like a good guy and I’m happy for him and his fans since I think he got kind of a raw deal from GH the last time. But like you, Scott, I was hoping for more returns of classic GH characters, it being GH Fan February and all. I wonder if Frank Valentini might have been better off holding off on this for a week or so until GH’s own character returns (hopefully there will be at least a few of them) were announced? I’m a little skeptical on yet another new character for MiE as well. It… Read more »

Matthew
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Matthew

I agree with Scott as well. I’m just not a fan of his acting at all. I was crossing my fingers that if anyone was coming back, especially in a 3rd role it would be the versitile Sarah Brown. I couldn’t tell the difference between Easton’s previous two parts on the show. It was like the same character played by the same bad actor. ; (

Harry (the real Harry)
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Harry (the real Harry)

I do agree with AJQ but I adore Michael Easton.
Here’s what I wish– I wish that Frank would finally get over OLTL’s cancellation and work on making GH great again–in its own righ!
Right now we have Tanko (Todd meets Franco) foundering around looking foolish and he has become painful to watch. The same can be said of his female counterpart, Michelle Stafford.
Meanwhile, really talented actors such as Ric Hearst, John York and Tristan Rogers wandering around without a contract and a front burner storyline.

Shay
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Shay

@Harry….Thank you for your sentiments….they are spot on! Having been a Michael Easton fan for a few decades from his primetime work and then on Port Charles, I am delighted that he’s returning to GH in whatever role it will be…he’s versatile enough to handle something totally different from Silas or even the OLTL fanbase’s sainted John McBain. And speaking of that particular show, I totally agree with you that it’s time that Frank got over that program’s cancellation, however, the same must be said for all those viewers who just won’t let it go…..like it or not, GH is… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

Lisha
Yes ,he was on PC before OLTL and GH spinoff funny how people ignore that makes him a GH vet. Father Micheal and Caleb Morley aka Stephen Clay are GH characters.

James R. Poissant
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James R. Poissant

I know I was reaching at straws but I had high hopes he was coming back as John Mcbain—I guess that wouldn’t have happened because I think the lawsuit between Prospect Park and ABC is still going on. Hopefully this will be something exciting for us and for Michael. I always liked watching him when he played his other characters on other shows.

Barbara Scarnechia
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Barbara Scarnechia

Barbara (fan of GH & OLTL)

I think it is great and am excited to see what role Michael will play. Loved him in all the roles that he has played in the past. Welcome back Michael!

Trisha
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Trisha

I think Michael is a great actor and I’m glad to have him back. I just don’t understand why they killed him off just to bring him back as someone else.

Melissa
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Melissa

Boggles the mind what this could be! (Please don’t make it a preposterous Silas Clay back from the dead return.) Maybe there were identical triplets? (Is there such a thing?)

Timmm
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Timmm

Oh Melissa, Silas sucked! Its a new role, thank god! I wonder if Kiki will freak out when she spots him?

Melissa
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Melissa

Well they’ve got to acknowledge the resemblance somehow…

Guest
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Guest

Why?! No one said, WOW … I do not remember Franco looking like Todd Manning?! That is odd!! hmm….

dmr
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dmr

I think this is really great. Although, I was not a fan of Silas Clay, I thought that the approach that Michael took after being let go from the show was really classy. He took the high road and it seems to be paying off. Way to go. I hope that he is treated better this time; he is a talented actor.

Timmm
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Timmm

He is a class act and a smart person should NEVER burn bridges!

Trudy
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Trudy

I like Michael Easton as an actor, but this is the return of a OLTL actor to GH, instead of the return of a GH actor or a GH legacy character. I’d rather have Lucky back, or more of the Webber family, or ….

That said, maybe he is coming back as a GH legacy character. hello Lucky? or Stephan Lars? or Matt Hunter?

Erick
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Erick

Greg Vaughan as Lucky…. He’s suddenly available….

Dee
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Dee

I just wish people would acknowledge he was on that GH spinoff called Port Charles before OLTL so he was part of the GH family before OLTL. He is the only actor associated with OLTL that came to GH that had a poorly developed character Silas ,and then was fired due to no fault of his own I am glad he is back.

GH fans are the only soap fans that whine about characters coming from other soaps. Y&R fans for example have taken to Jason Thompson no whining about him being a GH actor.

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, Dee! It’s actually very possible to be a huge Michael Easton fan and have never watched him on OLTL as John McBain. My only exposure to that character was when he came to GH, but having said that, I’ve seen this talented actor play many various roles throughout his career, and he has displayed the capabilities to portray an entire range of different types…be they good or evil, comedic or dramatic, human or well, otherwise…you get the picture! As the vampire Caleb, et al, on “Port Charles,” Easton was utterly superb and totally believable…..hence I am looking forward to… Read more »

Trudy
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Trudy

Dee I didn’t watch Port Charles, because the vampire stuff made it feel pretty disconnected from GH to me. So I don’t think of Michael Easton as coming from GH. I liked Easton’s Silas character on GH, but like all of the OLTL actors’ characters after the Prospect Park lawsuit, Silas was poorly developed and had little in the way of good story lines. My comment on Easton goes more to the fact that Guza decimated the non-mob families in Port Charles and I would like to see more of them back on the canvas to balance the mob stories.… Read more »

Guest
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Guest

They already said he is a NEW character

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Yup; not only classy and respectful, but diplomatic. It’s possible that many GH fans also watched OLTL, and are grateful for his return. yes? But, of course there will be a handful who will wah, wah, wah.
Michael E is one of the best there is. And, as you and Timmm intimate, dmr; a real gentleman. Good show!!

Penny
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Penny

Totally agree, CeeCee! I am a longtime viewer of both shows and appreciate his return!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Absolutely true that ME is a total class act. He deserves the loyalties of his fans.

Dee
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Dee

Trudy,I was not talking specifically about you ,but fans in general that complain about OLTL actors. I love Tristan too I hate RC made Luke the love of Holly life when it was Robert would love to see that fixed.
With that being said Tristan, Ian and other vets should be a permanent part of GH. MichealEaston fans fought for him to come back I was one of them.
Let tptb know 14Kplus Easton fans are proof that they listen.

Dee
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Dee

@shay well said totally agree with you. I look forward to his new character too.

Jason
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Jason

Fantastic news! Fingers crossed that the Prospect Park mess has been resolved and he’s returning as John McBain. That character fit in so well with GH. Maybe he’ll return to help his mentor, Anna, and Robert to find Carlos.

Elise Kiefer
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Elise Kiefer

That would be awesome!

Chrissy
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Chrissy

That would be awesome if he returned as John Mcbain!

PABWECG
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PABWECG

That would make me smile. I loved the character John McBain!

Harry
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Harry

That would be GREAT if they got all the BS cleared up with Prospect Park and could at least bring back John McBain. He was written out as having been recalled by the FBI for a mission…what better way to bring him back than to have Anna reach out to him in this Carlos/Sabrina case…

lorraine deangelo
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lorraine deangelo

i agree with harry, iv’e been saying for along time that he should come back as John McBAIN, Anna would make a great partner for him…….

clh
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clh

I wish, but not the case. The judge will not look at the case until PP’s bankruptcy case has been resolved. They won’t even meet about it again until May. It has been postponed 3 times now because of the Bankruptcy case.

Fanny
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Fanny

@Harry, my thoughts exactly… Wrote it in a post last week.
Finally some good news… Thank you, Frank!!!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Exactly. Not to mention, the story wouldn’t be extending itself ridiculously to kingdom come to make the audience forgive Franco if there were any chance RoHo could return to being Todd Manning.

blake
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blake

I hope so too, I miss John McBain.

Harry
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Harry

Okay, that is another Harry–not me. Let us call this new Harry, Harry ll.

tali3180
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tali3180

Would love him back as John McBain, he was simply the best, but DANG just don’t think that’s going to happen!

Harry D.
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Harry D.

Hmmm.. I feel real enough, go figure..I’ll just add the 1st initial of my last name when I post from now on. Wouldn’t want the “real” Harry to get in a huff. Excuse me for joining a message board without clearing it with you first.. GEEZ..

Harry (the real Harry)
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Harry (the real Harry)

Well, Harry the Second or Harry D–I was not in a huff. Albeit, I am well conditioned to be in a huff as I am in one quite often–muscle memory and all that. But not this time. I do not own the copyright to the name of Harry so of course I cannot ask you to refrain from using the common name of Harry. I just didn’t quite agree with your statement and many folks who did agree with you were giving me the credit for it. I agree with you with your expression of love of Michael E and… Read more »

ConnieMac
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ConnieMac

I love Michael Easton. I don’t care what or who he returns as, just so he returns.

Rose
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Rose

ConnieMac…just so Michael E doesn’t come back as a vampire again, or twin of serial killer Stephen.

Terri
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Terri

I completely agree I am over the moon that ME is returning!!!!

Jamie
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Jamie

YAY!!! I love Michael Easton. I hope its better character than Silas though…maybe like John McBain!

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Easton is a popular player so good news for fans. If he comes back, the character hopefully will be wildly different. I would prefer just to welcome the actor back in that new and different role and not have it associated with McBain or Silas.

Guest
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Guest

ABC and PP are still involved in the lawsuit.. McBain is not happening

Mike Pizzi
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Mike Pizzi

Maybe he will copme back as Caleb Be patient and see what they come up with it Damn

Timmm
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Timmm

NEVER. Maybe if Ron were still around but these new writers dont write camp.

Mike Pizzi
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Mike Pizzi

Its a soap chill Just sayin wait and see how they right ne patient I am

Timmm
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Timmm

Okay Mike, I’m good. No, I’m not opposed to Caleb but I just dont see these two ladies writing this story. Its okay if they do but the article said it was a new character.

jacque
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jacque

wonderful news… Hope its John McBain….

Timmm
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Timmm

You didnt read the article, its a NEW character.

Rose
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Rose

Just hope he’s not the big boss behind the gunrunning story, or another mobster coming into Port Charles.

Fanny
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Fanny

You know what they say “Third times a charm”.

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Wonderful news, hope it’s John McBain
(kidding)

Abruzzfan
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Abruzzfan

Love Michael Easton nope please also bring back Tristan Rogers as he one and only Robert Scorpio! He would add a nice touch to the cast.

Tali3180
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Tali3180

Love Michael Easton – now Frank bring Melissa Archer on for him!!

Annie
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Annie

HELL YES IT IS LONG OVERDUE, BRING MELISSA ARCHER TO GH ,

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

At this point I have stopped watching, I keep tabs on the weekly recaps. If they’re going to bring on YET more OLTL actors I will stop everything and never look back.

kathryn63
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kathryn63

AMEN, TO THAT PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE, IT IS MEANT TO HAPPEN & IS GOING TO HAPPEN WE ALL HAVE TO BE PATIENT THEY ARE ABSOLUTE GOLDEN TOGETHER UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY!!!!!! I WILL NOT CANNOT & STOMACH THE THOUGHT OF HIM BEING PAIRED WITH ANY OF THOSE ACTRESSES ON GH NOW THEY ARE FAR FROM BEING GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM!!!!! MELISSA ALL THE WAY FOR HIM THEY SOOOOOOO ROCK!!!!!! THIS FROM A DIE-HARD ME/MA/JOLIE FAN!!!!!!! SHE WOULD BE GREAT AS CLAUDETTE OR SARAH OR ANYONE! FRANK KNOWS HER VERRRRY WELL & IS HIS PET JUST LIKE ME IS. AND TO CLARIFY… Read more »

maddiehayes
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maddiehayes

ITA, I’m sick of seeing him with Kelly Monaco. They’ve tried to recapture the “magic” over and over again and it didn’t work. Time to give Melissa a try!

Marianne
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Marianne

From your mouth to the soapgods’ ears. I too would love to see Archer and Easton together again. Have been waiting and hoping for sooo long…

Soapluv2010
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Soapluv2010

He has choices already at GH like Nina or, Ava or, Olivia or, Anna or, Liz – she’s alone. If they absolutely must bring another OLTL missing/wounded, make it Kassie dePaiva. Melissa is a big No-No. At this point, she would only underscore how slim Michael is.

Beth
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Beth

Melissa is a great actress that has very diverse interests and talents. The truth is Easton lights up with Melissa and they sizzle. Michael even admitted to their great partnership.

Demi
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Demi

Agree with Beth. If you want him successful he has to be in a successful story and pairing. Michael and Melissa are ratings gold and multifaceted. They can argue, they can work together , be humorous and most definitely bring the heat. Miss them..

Steph
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Steph

MA and ME have no problem heating up the screen. They are awesome☺️

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, yes, Beth! I suppose these ‘fans’ have never witnessed Melissa and Michael in action together.

Amy
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Amy

Have them watch John and Natalie’s YouTube video, “Dirty” . These two are wonderful and clearly so missed.

Joe
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Joe

A new role? Really? Bring back John McBain or Silas’ vampire brother Steven Clay. Don’t need a fourth character played by this great actor. Too unbelievable.

Tristan
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Tristan

I like Michael Easton, and welcome him back to GH. Not only a very talented man, but a very classy man. However…really…a lot of GH fans were hoping the so-called “big big news” was to be a contract offered to Tristan Rogers or, because Kristina Wagner was “tweeting” today, perhaps news that Jack Wagner was returning. The Tristan Rogers thing really irks me and confuses me. The man literally lights up the screen and everyone around him. Fan response to his latest return is consistently enthusiastic on every soap site I have been to. Does anyone have any real understanding… Read more »

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

I thought Rogers had a contract with Y&R.

Tristan
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Tristan

No he does not, TR was dropped to “recurring” status on Y&R months ago. That is why he is able to appear on both GH and Y&R. In fact today I hear he appeared on both shows! I like Easton, don’t get me wrong. But I do not understand — truly do not — why this beloved GH star, TR, is not part of the TPTB’s equation for what can help GH regain more of its luster. And the fact that Easton is reputedly coming on as a mobster? Horrifying, as I am soooooo sick of the mob on GH.… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

TR is still on contract w/ Y&R.

Tristan
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Tristan

TR was dropped to recurring months ago. He is NOT on contract with Y&R. All you have to do is google it, for heaven’s sake. It was pretty big soap news when he was dropped to recurring.

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Tristan is right–TR is on reoccurring status on Y&R and it’s a travesty of justic. He also has made it clear that he would like to return to GH. I would like to see Robert and Laura in a scene together. They’re old friends. I will never forget the day Laura bumped into Robert Scorpio on a foggy pier. Scorpio was wearing a London Fog rain coat and may have been the most handsome man ever to erupt out a fog bank. And then he spoke and he had fans at hello with that Aussie accent. He and Laura flirted… Read more »

Trudy
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Trudy

Agree.

Shay
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Shay

Normally I’m totally on board with your very well-put grievances, Tristan, but it matters none to me the fact that Michael Easton is coming back to GH as a fourth different character….I’m just so pleased for his return. Besides, it’s kinda cool to witness this bit of soap opera history….surely there has not been another actor to play this many roles on a single daytime drama? We’ve surely had dual-roles and soap-jumping characters, but I should think this has to be some sort of record? Jimh? Mr. Fairman?

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

It’s said that everyone has an unrelated doppleganger somewhere in the world. Silas has a murderous twin. So, whose to say McBain doesn’t have his own doppleganger? I say, bring on Easton 4.0! As for Tristan Rogers, *loved* Scorpio. But, his presence, much like Duke’s would not increase the 18-49 audience one bit. Just stating fact. GH needs to have younger characters that can attract new viewers. Much like a dying rural town or church, it won’t survive if the only ones around are the old folks.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@kansaGuest.
Yes, yes, and yes. Surprising how no one called you ageist, Kansas..

Melissa
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Melissa

Oh you guys made my day!!!! Slowly all of my OLTL babies are coming back. I wish the’re were more story lines for them, but just seeing them is enough for me!! Thank you the powers that be for bring him back!

kathryn63
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kathryn63

YES,YES YES, NOW JUST BRING MELISSA OUR MELISSA(ARCHER) ON BOARD TO GH SOOOOO SHE CAN BE WITH HER MICHAEL PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE ,PLEASE, FV!!!!!

Rose
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Rose

Never know who your going to see in the grocery store. Wonder if Weetabix or Raisin Bran are clues? The lady customer seriously has to get a soap life not to have at least recognized Michael as someone who looked familiar.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Wow, Rose! What an imagination. Good stuff, that! CEREAL.
I think the customer (woman) is a prop, Rose. She was strategically placed there. Not real!! She asked where the meatballs were? Gee, maybe Michael will play the part of an Italian restauranteur?

I love gh
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I love gh

Cereal – is it a play on serial – as in serial drama?

Fanny
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Fanny

@CeeCee, Sweetheart… So pleased a WRONG was made RIGHT…
Now if the cereal is any clue to his NEW characters personality,
then we’re looking at a good dose of strength and sweetness.
Always a good combination.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Fanny.
Yeahyyyy. Sweet!! Just like yourself. Sugar and spice and everything nice. Love you!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@ I love gh.
Good one…a true pun…play-on-word.
Look what Rose started. Lol. I like Fanny’s version, as well. SWEET!!

Timmm
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Timmm

A CEREAL killer!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Good one Timmm. A CEREAL killer. That’s a BIG hint. Ya think? Good guess!

Shay
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Shay

@Timmm….Great minds think alike! And let’s face it, Port Charles could certainly use a serial killer to thin the herd!

Walter
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Walter

“Daytime cereal” hahaha

Shay
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Shay

Or else, a “cereal,” I mean, “serial,” killer, but OMG, I certainly hope not!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Maybe Michael is a farmer. He grows rows and rows of oats and grains. Or he’s a miller. No joke! Ha!

Harry (the real Harry)
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Harry (the real Harry)

Rumor has it that Michael’s character will be paired up with Laura–and I love this idea.

Anthony
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Anthony

Dear God – I hope whatever the character is, that it is someone with a funny disposition and a gregarious personality. Never saw Easton as Caleb, but both John McBain and Silas Clay were very dry, uninteresting characters. What any of his leading ladies saw in him is beyond me. His return needs to pop! I think Valentini should also get Trevor St John to join the GH cast.

clh
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clh

I just hope they keep him away from Sam, that ship has sailed.

Annie
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Annie

So true !

CeeCee
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CeeCee

How many ships has Sam sailed?

dtriggs
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dtriggs

I hope he return as John McBain! NO CALEB OR SILAS CLAY

Ghlover
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Ghlover

Well he could finaly be a Cassadine now! He will set his eyes on Rachel(Hayden) !!

Fanny
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Fanny

That is good! Giving him solid ground to stand on, being
a Cassadine would root him to the show.

Rose
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Rose

If he’s going to be a bad guy love him to be a Cassadine and not a mobster.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
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Jimh(leave it to beaver)

If not as John, maybe a Cassidine or the son of Jimmy Lee…+add Melissa Archer=soap gold!!! He was one of my first guesses…the return of the vampire and slayer Lucy?…lol-kidding!!!!

Maxie
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Maxie

Glad for ME but so wanting Melissa to join as well. That truly would be soap gold. Love ME and MA together.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Imagine that. All would be well with the world if Melissa and Michael were reunited, Maxie.

Marianne
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Marianne

CeeCee, you brought tears to my eyes…we can only hope. I miss them so.

Steph
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Steph

It has been way too long . They both deserve good roles where they can shine. Hope we get to see them together again. Michael and Melissa rock and they would definitely bring the passion and intensity to scenes.

Amy
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Amy

Damn, would love to see a reunited Archer and Easton. What a fiery couple in so many ways! MISS THEM

Justin
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Justin

Let’s hope that he’ll have ties to General Hospital and legacy characters or families.

Lou Piikes
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Lou Piikes

Is the woman in the video one of the head writers ?

Timmm
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Timmm

No she is the produce manager!

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Yes, she is stalking Michael, as in celery stalking.

Timmm
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Timmm

This is great news! I never took to Silas BUT I was a fan of John McBain. I am happier for all the Michael Easton fans who were crushed when he was killed off. NOW, what part will he play? GH needs a new Neurosurgeon BUT Michael has already done the doctor thing. Police, no, done that to! I think my friend CeeCee is on to something with him possibly being casted as Valentin Cassadine. This character was supposed to debut two years ago. Michael would be great as a Cassadine. Rumor has it that Helena’s Will will be read… Read more »

Mike
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Mike

I feel like one of the few who was thrilled with the OLTL characters coming to GH. They shook up the canvas at the time, providing Sonny with a real substantive foil in Todd, giving Michael a girlfriend in Starr who could could relate to his daddy issues, and also presenting real romantic lead competition for Jason in the form of John Mccain (and for the first time in – EVER? – Jason was wrong about things and McBain was right). Having McBain back adds to the police force, makes Sam’s relationship with Jason complicated, and brings Easton back in… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

I remember being in a glum mood…. that this actor was killed off this isn’t what I’d call a BIG move… but so be it… 1. I’m happy for the fans of 2. he has a family to support 3. I really like his sharing insight; the genre; the actors ; the behind the scenes he carries himself well…I like hearing about his experiences hummmmm ???? as a new character I wonder if this is someone new for Sam I wonder if this is someone new for Ava would he work with Parker ? one thing I’ve missed with Silas…… Read more »

Denise
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Denise

I’m over the moon, but if they pair him with Ava I quit watching.

Timmm
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Timmm

What a fan!

j9
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j9

Yay!! This makes my day!

Michael S.
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Michael S.

No vampires please!

Aria
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Aria

I’m happy about the Michael Easton return I hope they give him a better charater to play , he’s more suited for a cop type charater and if it’s John Mcbain then even better. But I was hoping the big news would be that Tristan Rogers was on contract which could still happen so crossing my finger .

Fanny
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Fanny

Hopefully this the first of many great announcements.

Timmm
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Timmm

I like your positive attitude Fanny!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Timmm…I think your hysterically funny…I’m a fan of yours.

Joe
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Joe

Doesn’t anyone over at GH think its time to create a role for Erika Slezak AND/OR Robin Strasser??? Stop going back to the same tired well and start creating some NEW roles for WOMEN! I like Easton but come on….start thinking outside the box Frank Valentini.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

Er, no. GH is not OLTL 3.0. Stop trying to make it so. They have made plenty of new roles for women in the past 2 years – Ava, Nina, Madeline, Dr. O. GH also brought back Anna, Laura & Tracy from years of being ignored. I think the area GH needs to improve upon are its 30ish male characters. There are no young male professionals of any significance other than Lucas. Michael is completely uneducated. Nathan & Dante are cops. And…that’s it! Where is the next generation of doctors, lawyers, & businessmen in PC? Nikolas is pushing 40 &… Read more »

Fanny
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Fanny

@KansasGuest…Great post.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am glad you said it, KansasGuest. Whenever su and I even touch on the subject of bringing in a younger cast of professionals, or otherwise….we are summarily cut down at the knee. I am not saying to get rid of the ‘older’ cast, but who will pick up where they have left off. Tyler Christopher is 43. Still relatively young but borderline middle aged. You are so right. Where is the next generation of any profession, period. It seems that a select few want things to remain status quo. There is no young romance….instead of youth preparing and planning… Read more »

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

GH brought back Laura? Laura Spencer? One would never know given the limited screen time and complete lack of story!

Donny
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Donny

Cast Erika Slezak as the new Audry Hardy, that would be wonderful. Also cast Robin Strasser as a new character on GH.

Tristan
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Tristan

Just no Donny. Rachel Ames is available to play Audrey, and does when written into the scripts. It is HER role, and as long as she is available REAL GH fans will never accept anyone else in the role, not matter how esteemed. Fact. TPTB just choose not to utilize the character. Love Erika, but this is GH. The OLTL ship has sailed and GH needs to stop being a “retirement home” for out-of-work stars from cancelled shows.

Tristan
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Tristan

I mean: no matter how esteemed.

davidevansmith
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davidevansmith

Tristan, I recall reading years ago that Rachel Ames retired, and she’s only really returned for the 50th Anniversary episodes and that one shot where she was at a desk writing letter to Elizabeth for her wedding explaining why she couldn’t attend. Sounds like favors to me, her being willing to come out of retirement for the integrity of the character of Audrey to be protected for the fans. And Donny, that sounds nice and all, and I love Erika Slezak, but with Slezak living on the east coast, it’s likely not worth it to give her a role like… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

aha! I said Easton would return, the big secret..
I like him, doubt he be a FF for me.. I hope not cus as of now I watch about 10 mins of GH..
god forbid he is thrown into the breastfeeding story, it’s the stupidest lamest thing ever..

su0000
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su0000

ohh and– I’d like to see him back in police work, to be put into the police dept and above Dante ..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, I’m all for that.
Good call, su. Maybe he will take the role of a police officer. Port Charles surely needs a good copper.

Timmm
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Timmm

Dump Jordan and hire ME as new commissioner! Assign Dante to the K-9 unit so he can hang with the other DOGS!

Shay
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Shay

Hey, su0000….Thank you for that little Windows 10 tip to CeeCee….I had already changed my settings to allow only those updates I chose before downloading because I don’t want to give up Windows 7. I just switched to the “never check for updates” category….is that what you meant? And will it still allow me to push individually for those important security updates if I do so manually? I don’t want to go without those, just everything else….

Patrick
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Patrick

… IT”s GOOD ; for Nina / Crimson / Maxie / Dillan vs. Julian with humor thrown in… good acting … likeable characters… this part of GH is turning LOL…. hummm ? Mayor Lomax…. that blond hair… took me…she looks like a feminist … so why was she the one to get all hot under the collar ? ! ? ! way to debut an actor’ new character, I guess hummmm??? I hope it doesn’t drag out that far… that we need the ultra gets on my nerves Ms. Feminist Alexis get on the stick for the menfolk…. enough of… Read more »

tim S
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tim S

mmm I am not too impressed with him coming back as another new character.. he has been 3 different characters on the show already.. enough.. GH can’t get it right with the writing for him and i KNOW it is a new writing team,…. but sounds VERY DESPERATE of GH to get ratings and not going to win me over anymore to watch it.. FF it this week and about 15 mins

Timmm
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Timmm

Well, if they can rewrite Michael again rewrite the awful character of Franco!

Phil
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Phil

Wish he were returning as John McBain, but not likely. I know I am in the minority here, but really liked Silas also. I liked his interactions with Kiki. I also liked Silas and Ava together. Far more interesting than Ava and Paul.

Lisa Cotterman
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Lisa Cotterman

I loved silas and ava i wanted them and i think they will be paied cause we were robbed i herd a rumor

CeeCee
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CeeCee

WHAT??

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Oh, my gosh! How many of us said (I know I did) that Easton would be back. Either he wasn’t really dead, and would come back as Silas; or he would come back as his brother, Stephen.
But, apparently he is returning as a completely different character, in a different role and storyline. How will the the resemblance be explained? A lost twin? A clone? Wow!! I am so thankful! Make it work this time, soap gods.
And, here I thought it was Helena being resurrected. I’m still not giving up on the lady.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Or Caleb, the vampire. I remember that when Caleb disappeared from the hospital, in walks Silas. I thought that was so eerie, leaving me with the sense of seeing again in the future. Again, this could be my fertile, wild imagination at work.

Tristan
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Tristan

Don’t let your imagination get too fertile or wild, CeeCee. Rumour is that he is playing the new mob boss. I like Easton a lot. But this???? And, I was really hoping the news was the contract signing of Tristan Rogers: our beloved Robert Scorpio.

su0000
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su0000

hi CeeCee..
Easton has written some macabre dark stories, he has that darkness in his writings which would make him an awesome dark character, he just has it in him to play dark it’s a natural for him to portray..
I can only hope they use that special talent he possesses..

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su.
Yeah, I am sure Michael is very adept at playing dark, my girlfriend….I don’t know if I want any vampires come to visit, though. I think Rose is on to something. That ‘accidental’ meeting at the market, may be very telling? Or what Tristan just wrote. Another mob boss. Would GH really do that? I want to keep my respect for Michael E intact.

Timmm
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Timmm

My petite sweet, further down the chat we were discussing football. Male ego? Let me tell you something honey, I would MUCH rather be hanging with all the girls and gossiping BEFORE I would ever chose to be rubbing shoulders with the men and watching a violent, barbaric act of greed and malicious hate for another human that the NFL defines as “Football!” I cannot stand all the thuggery and female abuse that these players get a slap on the wrist for! Yes, if I were to turn my TV on at MY house on Sunday around 630 it would… Read more »

Coco
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Coco

I hope it will be a new character and not Caleb. No more unrealistic supernatural stuck on stupid storylines.
This is 2016 stay in the current time with real stories like sex trafficking, domestic violence, marital problems, hateful neighbors, magazines battles, the rich stuck up families or the poorest please take your pick of stories just no more vampires!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I hope you’re right, Coco. I’m not into vampires either. But, that story was never finished. As you say…let’s leave it in the past. I also hope he will not be involved with the mob either, as someone suggested.

Rose
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Rose

I don’t want another vampire, even though they don’t really “die.” But the spooky Cassadine’s aren’t too far off from being immortal . How about Michael playing one of these dark, long lost family members..charming and good looking? Just can’t see him as a doctor, lawyer or on the PCPD. Rather have Tristan with Anna going after Carlos and Paul. And definitely not a mobster.

Jonathan
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Jonathan

The last 5 years of ABC Daytime has been its own soap opera more unbelievable than a scripted one…

Manuel
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Manuel

This is really great news !!!

Brett
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Brett

Another new role for Michael??? This is getting ridiculous.

Alexis
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Alexis

Yes it is, Frank Valentini needs to get fired now. Can we say, teachers pet?

Dee
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Dee

Teachers pets do not get fired. He is back because 14,408 fans signed a petition to get him back that a lot of fans to ignore.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

They need to stop killing every character who for one reason or another needs to get off the canvas! WHY can’t the production team be serious about the fact that a daytime soap is supposed to be a CONTINUING drama that OCCURS in the realm of the human being? At least that USED to be the case… I get that Michael was treated poorly by RC and written abominably. But there are SO many other characters that could have been invited back as others here have stated. I just wish Valentini didn’t give his actions so little consideration from one… Read more »

Elhu
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Elhu

Great news, and worth the build up! Michael Easton is an excellent actor, so I am thrilled to see him in whatever role he plays! Cannot wait! Wishing him much good luck in his new role!

Dee
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Dee

We ask for beautiful Greg Vaughan and this is what we get?! The execs at ABC Are clueless about what the viewers want.

robbie
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robbie

PREACH ! Vaughn back as Lucky would be fantastic!

blake
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blake

I hope he comes back as John McBain. It would be great if they could bring the OLTL characters back on there, I would watch GH again if they did.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Love Michael. If he’s a completely new character they may not acknowledge his resemblace to McBain or Silas. May just choose to introduce him…just like they would when another actor takes over a role. Regardless, I’m so happy he’s back.

acindy31
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acindy31

I am so excited that Michael is returning to GH! I am one of the many that continued to campaign for his return after his dismissal. He is a total class act and charismatic actor. I’m excited to see what he does with his new character. I’m guessing this time that he will be front and center in storyline and not relegated to the back burner. If they pair him with Kelly again, that would be great, but if not, that’s okay too. I’m just glad to have him back on our TV screens again! Bravo to GH for listening… Read more »

Dee
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Dee

I am also one of those that fought for him to come back . I agree I hope this new role does put him front and center ,and hope it’s a well rounded character.

Timmm
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Timmm

I am happy for you.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Bewildered, Dee. Your above quote is contradictory to this quote. I thought you were upset that you didn’t get Greg; yet you advocate Michael in the same breath? I thought you said the execs are clueless since the demand was for Vaughn, but we got Easton instead. Did I read your comments wrong?
I love Greg; but, not ad much as Michael. I’m very happy. And, by all the positive comments, so do most others. Later.

Suzanne
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Suzanne

Maybe he’ll be a new love interest for Laura!

Coco
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Coco

You may be on to something. Laura needs a man since Luke is gone and Scotty is too hyper for any women. Maybe he can get involved with Lulu and Laura (ha ha)…

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Or Nina, Suzanne. I may sound like a broken record her, but my feelers tell me that Franco and Nina are drifting apart. I hope I am wrong.
I can’t see Laura and mystery guy/ Michael together. But, TPTB will do whatever they want.

Patrick
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Patrick

I’m with your feelers’

every since… New Years Eve’ : after their consummation; we haven’t seen any scenes

I’d be ecstatic if they paired Franco and Liz ????

I feel the same way about … eventually… Paul Hornsby and Ava ???

and… depending on how he’s written… could be a love interest for Sam down the road ???

argh!

I really want Franco to amount to something…. He’s an interesting person to watch

Liz ?!?! you are thee ” IT ” girl.. and worth gold ! I see the sparks with Franco

su0000
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su0000

hin CeeCee..
I will save you great problems..
If you are not running windows 10 and don’t want it..
turn off automatic updates even the let me chose updates..
Microsoft is updating all windows 7 and 8s automatically to windows 10..
bewarse! or you will wake up to win 10 and your photos gone lol

Maxie
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Maxie

Ugh!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Why do people huff and puff about Michelle Stafford’s Nina? She is beautiful….with a body women all over the world would kill to have. Is it envy and jealousy?? Nina doesn’t bulge anywhere…everything is contained within decent confines….no hanging out, as some others. I can only hope I will be able to still strut my stuff at that age, as she. Please. !!!!!!!!!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@su.
Thanks, su.

Timmm
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Timmm

Would Nina want to get into a relationship with a guy who looks like Silas? I could see Laura maybe hooking up with the new guy especially if he turns out to be a Cassadine.

Timmm
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Timmm

Michelle Stafford is amazing! I miss her as Phyllis because Gina has no spark in her portrayal as Phyllis. Now, Nina, I love her but not with Franco. I dont think they spark. I want Franco with Liz. It would be interesting and it would pizz Jason off! Well, if he is awake! BTW, a Monica sighting AND a Felicia sighting in the SAME episode? Crazy!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Yeah, I guess if Nina and Franco are to go bye-bye….I wouldn’t mind Franco with Liz. He’s so big; tall. She’s so little; short…she can’t be more than 100 pounds. He must be a foot or so taller than she. I guess it could work. Tee hee…..bye, love.

Patrick
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Patrick

woah

Laura looks a little older than ME

just saying

I am anxiously waiting to see Laura in the dating pool

PS: CeeCee

Michelle Stafford is incomparable… in a league of her own! she owns HOT
when she’s gussied up… over 10

plus… I’m so enjoying her new character levitation… her fighting for and getting good story…. not only for herself and for Crimson…. which seems like a ploy..

so be it ! this is what it takes to enjoy topical current debate ! lets go… Nina’ IN

Patrick
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Patrick

IE: by @ploy… the breastfeeding debate

I wonder what next months issue entails

this could be fun good stuff for the writers / cast / audience

surprises

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I have a visual for the next issue in my head, Patrick. Too raunchy to mention? Maybe. The stupid joke I made? Switch the baby with Julian as Leo feeds. Imagine the sales!!!!

Harry 1
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Harry 1

Genie is only a couple years older than Michael, Patrick–she is in his age range.
Now I don’t want to start something here, but need to point out that NLG (Alexis) is a decade older than William DeVry and no one seems to care.
I just do not want Laura paired up with Scotty–please Lord, no.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Lol…Harry…seriously? No one? You’ve had a front seat to a few “tiffs” re that. I actually agree with Patrick in this only because Michael E. always gives off a cool, hip vibe and Laura to date not so much. The actual years don’t matter but as much as the match. Kassie DePaiva is almost ten years older than Roger but they fit perfectly on OLTL. Richard Burg (Paul) os only 57…Jane Elliott is 68. I could see him with Laura…vibe-wise…but not as the evil incarnate he is. Carlos is almost a decade older than Sabrina…well…the actor is in real life… Read more »

Stacey
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Stacey

Thrilled! As a long time GHer, I can still appreciate a talented and handsome actor.. and he technically is not a “OLTL” actor.. he started on Days, was a core character on Port Charles, OLTL, then GH.. he is a talented SOAP actor and GH is lucky to have him! While GH has always been and remains my favorite soap, I love many of the actors from AMC & OLTL & PC.. they are ABC actors and would love to see some more appearences on GH… I don’t care what show they were on before, its all about the role,… Read more »

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Perfectly stated, Stacey…… Particularly because you listed my favorite soaps.

Steph
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Steph

Well stated Stacey. It would be great to see Melissa Archer again as well.

Kathryndenise63@gmail.com
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Kathryndenise63@gmail.com

PERFECTLY STATED MELISSA(ARCHER) NEEDS TO COME TO GH ASAP AS SARAH WEBBER OF COURSE OR DAPHNE OR THE LADY DOC MELISSA OR NOW AS FINNS POSSIBLY DEAD WIFE WHO ISN’T REALLY DEAD MA WOULD BE ABSOLUTELY PERFECT FOR THAT ROLE& Q WE WOULD FINALLY HAVE OUR MA&ME RE-UNION!!!!!!!!! ALSO SINCE WE DID NOT HAVE OUR JOLIE WEDDING WE WERE SOOOOOOO UNJUSTLY & CRUELLY ROBBED OF!!!!!!!

Liam
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Liam

I have liked Michael Easton’s work (specifically Caleb on PC); however, why is GH suddenly turning into American Horror Story with actors playing multiple characters? I’ll have to admit that I’m pretty disappointed in Frank Valentini specifically because he made out this announcement to be bigger than I believe it was. I, too, was expecting a TRUE GH veteran return or veteran signed to a contract, but it appears that Mr. V is more determined to satisfied a smaller camp of GH fans along with his own appetite for revisiting OLTL characters in new GH roles instead of focusing on… Read more »

Li
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Li

I hope it is worth it for him..
I like that he will be someone new. It worked when they brought back the original Carly years ago to play Claudia Zaccara, but women can change hair color, body shape, etc.

Let see where this takes us, maybe a love interest for Elizabeth? Or a connection to Hayden? Maybe her ex??? Maybe a Bensenherst person for Olivia??

In my opinion he better not be a doctor or cop…

mike
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mike

Hope his new character works a lot with Howarth, the two of them together are gold.

su0000
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su0000

Hallelujah! !! HELLELUJAH!

Michael Easton’s New Role Revealed – Dixon, The Big Bad Mob Boss…
Cratel actually, Paul’s boss ..

Rose
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Rose

Damn!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

Seriously? Please no!! Say it ain’t so!!! If what you say is fact, su; then, shame on TPTB and shame on Michael for adding another lowlife mobster to PC.

Timmm
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Timmm

Maybe he is a mobster with a heart!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Timmm.
Hi-ya;
I know you’re being facetious, my Timmm. We already have a mobster with such a ‘uge, uge ‘ heart= Sonny!!
How about this: Michael’s new character is indeed a mobster…a big baddie. Buuut, he is really a copper/agent working undercover. Yeah, that’s it. I feel better now. Awright, awright, awright! Luv-ya.

Tristan
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Tristan

ABC Soaps in Depth have clarified that ME will not be playing this mobster boss of Paul’s!

CeeCee
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CeeCee

@Tristan.
Well, thank goodness for that, Tristan. Those deep, piercing blues are too direct and clear to hold anything else but integrity. Then again, such a seasoned, well-rounded actor could assume any role and convince the boots out of me.
My interest is definitely piqued and my excitement abounding; I must say. It’s about time I felt this way over a soap again.

Miriam
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Miriam

Although it’s been rumoured that he’ll be a mob boss, I think he’ll be Valentin Cassadine. This would tie him to a GH family, and lead to more character-driven stories for him, which is what the new head writers are famous for writing. Just because Paul mentioned ‘Dixon’ in a recent episode, it doesn’t mean it’s Michael’s new role. It would be interesting if ‘Dixon’ turned out to be Julian, who can’t give up the mob after all 🙂

Shay
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Shay

I hope you are right, Miriam! I’ve previously suggested just that role for Mr. Easton….he would be fabulous. Perhaps he will first surface as this “Dixon” dude, but perhaps that is just an alias for another character, such as that aforementioned Cassadine! ‘Twould be the best of both worlds!

Fanny
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Fanny

@Su0000…I can understand TPTB wanting to place him front & center
this time around… Playing with power houses like Richard/Paul, Maurice/
Sonny, Maura/Ava, EXPLOSIVE!!! Let’s not forget…this will also put him
in Anna’s orbit…they had great chemistry, when playing coppers. Now on
opposing sides of the law it could be very interesting, exciting, intriguing.
If Tristan/Robert stays beyond this burp… Romantically speaking Laura
would be a lovely fit for him, as he continues to work w/ Anna & Mac.
Let’s mix it up a bit..
P.S. Was this the “story idea” Maurice eluded to when he spoke w/
Michael Fairman last week???

Tristan
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Tristan

You mean MB suggesting yet another mob foil for himself to increase his storyline beyond what it already is? No, in all honesty I am wondering if it is the Kristina story that he suggested. Any mob story we would automatically assume was his idea, but the Kristina story is not “Sonny-style,” so it would be interesting if it is the one MB suggested.

Timmm
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Timmm

I for one, well I guess two because of su are happy BECAUSE it gives ME a chance to flex his abilities! Silas was a snore and I know Michael is way more talented than THAT former character!

Fanny
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Fanny

He truly is talented…. Cassadine, Mob Boss, or Deep undercover
agent..whatever keeps him on GH, it’s all good.

Alan
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Alan

Whatever his role, it’s safe to assume it will be connected to Sonny Corinthos.

*groan*

su0000
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su0000

He is to be Paul’s boss/ cartel..
however-
Dixon may also be WSB and undercover in the Cartel l…

Tristan
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Tristan

ABC Soaps in Depth clarified tonight that ME will NOT be playing the mob boss Paul answers to. He is NOT Dixon.

Justin
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Justin

My sentiments exactly. Why did FV think it’s smart to alienate real GH viewers with making a big announcement about a OLTL actor and to add salt to the wounds revolve that character around Sonny, a polarizing character.

Tristan
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Tristan

Agreed, Justin. I though the big big news was going to be the signing of Tristan Rogers to a contract. I like Mr. Easton, actually, but I am disappointed in the announcement, and saddened if he really is Dixon, the mobster. As if we need someone else who will lose to St. Sonny, or just be another bad guy, when GH needs more GOOD GUYS!!!

Timmm
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Timmm

At least Sonny is a legacy character.

CeeCee
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CeeCee

I am groaning with you, Alan. However, if Easton’s role is, as I suggested, an undercover lawman, then, have at it…..he can connect with Sonny as much as he wants. Thing is, Sonny is like Victor Newman. He never gets caught. Nine lives? No. These guys have infinite lives.

Belle
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Belle

I was hoping Frank was bringing back A.J.

Deborah
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Deborah

I am thrilled! This news couldn’t have been any better! Michael got a raw deal . I am just really glad GH realized their mistake and lured him back!

Lisa Cotterman
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Lisa Cotterman

I hp[e they pair him with Maura West there scens we supurb

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Maura West is just another character written into a corner–no where to go with her but OFF the show.

General Hospital

Cailtin Reilly to Appear in General Hospital Tribute Episode to Her Father John Reilly

Tik Tok star, Cailtin Reilly, who is the daughter of the late soap veteran, John Reilly, will play a key role in the General Hospital tribute episode in her dad’s honor.

According to Variety who broke the casting news, Caitlin will portray Annie, formerly known as Anna, the daughter of her father’s character Sean Donely and Tiffany Hill (Sharon Wyatt).

In a statement on her casting,  Caitlyn expressed: “Words can’t describe how honored I am to be playing my dad’s daughter on the show. I grew up on the set of ‘General Hospital,’ watching him work for years, so it’s exciting to dive into a new character in honor of him. He’ll absolutely be by my side in spirit on set rooting me on. It fills my heart with gratitude to be a part of this tribute to him, and to feel so close to him working on a show he loved so much doing.”

The character of Anna was last seen on-air back in August of 2013, when she was portrayed by Courtney Halverson. In story at that time, Sean was poisoned by polonium and he teamed up with Luke (Anthony Geary) to track down the man who extorted millions for the cure, while Anna repeatedly got in contact with that man to get the medicine her father so desperately needed.

John Reilly passed away back in January 2021.  The talented actor first appeared on GH back in 1984 and last appeared on the daytime drama series back in 2013.

So, looking forward to seeing Caitlyn playing Sean and Tiffany’s daughter? Comment below.

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Lynn Herring Celebrates 35th Anniversary of Her General Hospital Debut; and ‘We Love Lucy’

Today, April 11th marks the 35th anniversary of the debut of Lynn Herring on General Hospital as Lucy Coe.  And wow, when you look at the road this character has gone on played to the hilt by Herring, it has been one entertaining ride for GH fans along the way.

Lucy started out as a mousy librarian, if you can believe that! And of course, she eventually showed all that she was a bombshell.  She then became quite the schemer and seductress.

Along the way, Lucy was married to Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon), was involved with Scott Baldwin (Kin Shriner), Kevin Collins (Jon Lindstrom) and other men in Port Charles.

 

At one point, Herring took the character of Lucy to the now defunct Port Charles where she stayed from 1997-2003,

But this one time gold-digger eventually became the champion of the GH Nurses’ Ball and helped raise awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS research. Now, year after year, the one thing you can always look forward to is Herring’s hilarious antics and sincerity in her star turn as the emcee of the annual fundraising event.

On Sunday, the GH tweeted posted: “Lucy Coe knows everything about everyone in Port Charles and we would be lost without her. Please help us congratulate TheLynnHerring on the 35th Anniversary of her #GH debut”. 

Lynn responded sharing: “Thank you! Have loved every @GeneralHospital  moment!”

Share your congratulations to Lynn via the comment section below, and let us know your favorite Lucy moment too!

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: “I’m Alexis Davis, and I’m a Fighter, and an Idealist, and an Advocate”; Nancy Lee Grahn Gives Masterful Performance In Special Episode

When you combine superb direction, writing, production, and acting in a special episode of a daytime drama, viewers can see and understand the thought and care that went into it.

This was more than on display during Thursday’s highly-anticipated ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode honoring the 25th anniversary of Alexis’ portrayer, two-time Daytime Emmy winner, Nancy Lee Grahn, on General Hospital.

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In the story, symbolism was apparent and used for dramatic impact and it worked beautifully throughout, and best of all, Nancy received a script worthy of her immeasurable talents, and showed us once again why she remains one of the gold standards of our genre.  If you have not seen the episode DO NOT read any further as it contains spoilers.

It begins with an emotional Alexis looking at her mother’s watch which was still frozen from the time of her death.  While playing one of her mother’s records very loudly, she recalls Mikkos Cassadine kissing and dancing with her mom as a young Alexis (Natasha) looked on from the staircase.  When Sam asks her about it, Alexis shares that she sees the watch as sort of a representation for her own life being frozen over the last three years; which has included Alexis’ battle with booze taking over her life and her being disbarred, when being a lawyer was the way she identified herself and what gave her purpose.

Overwhelmed and anxiety-ridden, Alexis hightails it to Kevin’s office for a therapy session knowing she is going to Pentonville in the morning to serve her sentence.  She says she does not know who she is anymore.  Then, Kevin asks her how she spent her day thus far.  She flashes back to lunch with the good men in her life, Finn, Valentin, Jax and Ned.  Valentin tells Alexis she is proud of her for honing up to her mistakes.

Back at the therapy session, Alexis she was an attorney who stood for something and her life has derailed, and that she was a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate.  She knows she has to find a purpose in prison to make it through the three-year term and asks Kevin to help her find one.

Kevin wants to go back to when she was a little girl and her memories that are flooding back to her of Mikkos and her mother.  Just then, the younger version of Alexis is huddled in the corner of Kevin’s office, an image of her from the past.  Alexis tries to come to terms with her father and the choice of dangerous men and relationships that have marred her own happiness  … recalling Julian holding a knife to her throat like Mikkos did to her mother. She says he was one of the toxic men in her life, but Kevin reminds her all of the men in her life were not toxic.

Alexis starts with Ned as one who was good for her saying he was always stable, but she ruined that by recently sleeping with him and putting a wedge in his marriage to her long-time friend, Olivia.

We then flashback to earlier in the day, where Alexis ends up in an almost confrontation with Olivia.  However, Olivia tells her she misses the Alexis Davis she used to be and to get her back.

Now back with Kevin, a guilt-ridden Alexis relays she feels responsible for Neil’s death.  Kevin interjects she is not, nor what happened with Julian.  When Kevin attempts to bring up Mikkos again, Alexis rejects it and is angry that he is making her problem about daddy issues; like so many other women.  She vehemently shouts that the men in her life do not define who she is.

Then, Alexis flashes back to hurtful memories she has buried of a young Natasha witnessing Mikkos calling her mother a “greedy little bitch”.  She recalls it was on Christmas Eve and that Mikkos stopped by to give them gifts. That is when he presented her mother with the watch.  However, things took an ugly turn when he tried to leave, and she threatened to tell Helena all about her and Natasha. Next, Mikkos slapped her and that is when the watch shattered. As all this was going down, a young Natasha watched from the stairs and was horrified that she couldn’t stop her father from beating her mother and remembers how helpless she felt.

However, Alexis reveals to Kevin she thought this would be the last of Mikkos coming by, but he returned on New Year’s Eve and her mother took him back into their lives.  Alexis is beside herself that she could not protect her mother, but Kevin reassures her to remember she was just a child.

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It is then we come to the crux of the story.  Alexis looks over in the corner and sees her younger self crying. She goes to her younger self and tells her nothing that happened was her fault, and that their father was damaged and cruel. She tells the young Natasha this shouldn’t have been her burden to carry alone, and that she deserves to be happy. Then in the moment of strength and coming full circle, Alexis introduces herself to the young Natasha, “I’m Alexis Davis, a fighter, an advocate, and an idealist … and I will take care of everything from her on out.”  In that moment, Alexis embraced herself, and forgave herself, so she could move on with her life.

Alexis then flashes back to earlier that night, as the Davis girls gather for a faux graduation ceremony so Alexis could see Molly in her cap and gown and they hug. Back in her session, Kevin remarks that Alexis has repeatedly defined herself as a fighter, an idealist, and an advocate, and reminds her she has three daughters who have those qualities, and that all she needs to be is Alexis Davis.

Then, we get a heart-warming montage of Alexis though the years in honor of Nancy’s 25th anniversary with GH.

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As the episode concludes, it is the next morning, and Alexis enters Pentonville and enters her jail cell. There she meets her fellow inmate, who is studying law books to prep for her upcoming parole hearing. Alexis introduces herself as “Alexis Davis” and as someone who can help her.  We then go back to her mother’s watch which now begins ticking at Alexis’ home.  The show fades to black.

Kudos to Daytime Emmy winner, Phideaux Xavier for his outstanding direction, head writers: Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor and script writer, Scott Sickles for the thoughtful episode, EP Frank Valentini and his production crew for putting it all together, and the one and only Nancy Lee Grahn for a performance that will be remembered as a classic.

Share your thoughts on today’s on Nancy’s ‘Alexis-Centric’ episode via the comment section below.

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