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Michael Easton Will Play A Doctor In New Role On General Hospital!



Looks like Michael Easton will be wearing a white lab coat once again when he makes his return to General Hospital on March 18th.   According to the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, Easton will play a doctor, even though his last role on the show was that of Dr. Silas Clay, who was murdered.

Apparently, the new doctor character was in the works from GH head writers, Jean Passanante and Shelly Altman.  “We’d actually already had this character in mind; it was something that was developing,” said Altman to SOD.  “Then the opportunity to get Michael back presented itself, it helped us define the character even more in such a way that we felt would really compliment his particular talents.  Having him definitely informed the direction the character has taken and the importance that he will have on the canvas, as well.”

Easton related about the new doc’s entrance on to the scene in an interview with SOD: “Rather than just walking in, or sneaking in the back, he’s kicking in the front door and coming on in to story.”

So, what do you think of Michael Easton once again playing a doctor?  Who do you think he will be involved with in story right off the bat? Are you surprised GH decided to make him a physician once again, instead of a different career occupation?  Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

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PLEASE do not let it have ANYTHING to do with a VAMPIRE…please it is just not not what daytime needs.

If you read the entire interview and the one with Frank Valentini, you would know that vampires are not even a remote possibility. Please read and stop being ridiculous.

Seriously? The dude is playing a third character for GH. I think the whole “not a vampire” plea is totally legit.

Pen, are you a school teacher by chance?

I am hoping he is at least related to Silas some how !

Silas bombed like a bad souffle!

Lol Missy snow he really did do that all sunken in the middle surrounded by a crispy crust and goo lol

I never even thought of that, Kim. Good point. His twin? I think he is from someone’s past…a lover? Maybe he really is a Cassadine who changed his ID; and, Griffin’s father? I still think Griffin and Nathan are brothers.

I agree, Carol. I actually don’t blame you for even having thoughts of vampires.
Remember, we saw the hint of a ‘vampire’ not completely disappear when that story was left to our imagination. Enter, Silas Clay.

Lol! “The opportunity to get Michael back presented itself.” What was he doing? Was there a bidding war between GH and Spielberg for his next film?

And yes, let’s put him back in a lab coat and have him play a doctor, that will help us buy him as a new character six months later. If only GH was about GH and not Frank’s obsession with his former show and needing to make sure GH is anything but GH.

It really is ridiculous in so many ways. I feel badly for actors fired from shows who actually have to look for new work instead of waiting for Uncle Frank to call them.

Matilda and Sheila I could not agree with you both more.
I love the actor and think he is vastly underrated and able to play understated nuances–he doesn’t have to shriek at you that he’s emoting as a character.
But the crap they’ve thrown at him since he washed up on the shores of Port Charles rivals the crap which has washed up on the New Jersey Shore.
Why did they dump him in the first place? Moreover, why when he had to come back as Dr Silas did they inflict him with Nina, the scene chewing monster who ate Port Charles, while not ever giving him a story of his own?
I would like to hope that the third time is a charm, however, judging by GH’s all too recent history regarding this subject, I would say hope springs eternal.

He actually was making film shorts and keeping busy and should have said no OH GH would you like that egg on your face scrambled or over easy lol

Dumb, da dumb dumb!

I agree with all of you! Whether it’s the need to keep OLTL forever in our minds or not, one thing I will say is that Michael Easton was ALREADY established as a doctor. Easton was not the one to walk away, he was shown the door. So they killed off his doctor persona only to have him play a doctor again. Talk about confusing the fans (whatever are left).

I at least hope the characters will play it as they do not notice a resemblance because that is really all you can do. You don’t need everyone saying “hey doesn’t he look like Silas” when you already had that when he played Steven Clay and John McBain.

I think the whole thing is ridiculous actually. Easton should never have been fired. Yeah, Silas Clay was not that great of a character but he still had potential and was established. But what the hay, let’s start all over again. The guy deserves soooo much better. 🙁


ME is probably a nice guy, but we DO NOT need another one of FV’s pets or actors from another cancelled soap, Y&R, B&B or DOOL on this show!

FV should have spent his time finding the money to pay Rebecca Herbst and stop lowballing our GH vets for his pets!

March – 8 – will be one month, since news broke that ; ABC / Disney / GH are at a stalemate with …. Rebecca Herbst

“Frank Valentini” get your priorities in check….. Liz is a dream of a character

exactly what any production team would ; put out the red carpet

Liz is coming home

Good one Matty! Mr. Spielberg wanted him!

I always liked him as the brooding cop…so will he be the specialist who saves Tracy’s life and the estranged husband of Hayden/Rachel whoever-whatever who proves her marriage to Nik is illegal because he and her never officially divorced…ok, you all know me by now-i made up the latter part…it would be nice if he was a Steve Webber recast.

ME plus dark and mysterious excently..
He should have been a Cassidine, a new breed, a powerful businessman who wonders to the dark side of life..
A Cassidine to shake up the powers in GH, beit ELQ or racketeering..
Perfect ^^ for ME..

But they really messed up ME, once again..
coming in not connected and wearing scrubs/ ok- I’m silently calling J&S very bad names, use your imagination.. ahaaa!!

Jim and Suoo–you’re both right. Michael was born to play the brooding, darkly mysterious, and yet heroic cop. I realize there were legalities with Prospect Park concerning the character of John McBai but Prospect certainly does not own the copyright to all cop characters on soaps. As long as he is not playing a cop named John McBain, they’re okay.

Yes, he should be a Cassidine…maybe he is?

“…To shake up the powers in GH”

I know, right? some thing… ANY thing… to mix it up… for the everlasting Corinthos’…. duh huh? we all know the outcome of this… which is most of thee show

then you have Jason… who is thwarting Nicholas and his bid to keep ELQ… at his every turn and whim… like… playing with Nicholas

so… where’s the drama ?!?!

I do believe GH is in fact turning back … and things are certainly taking hold at the hospital…which is where this show should REEL

so… alas, our good fortune… is to see the Corinthos clan brought down… and argh! we need to obliterate Jason and Sam… and Julian and Alexis

unfortunately… this would end the show.. it would seem

ps… I am certainly glad that one show… and to my dismay… Y&R is acting it’s chops off, WITH WRITING … at least comparable to GH and DAYS… so have at it

it’s funny… because … Y&R had the big plane crash a year ago… Feb. 2015

GH started it’s new guns; Sept. 2015
DAYS started gunning; August, 2015

here we are… 6 months later… at least for DAYS and GH… and a year later… look whos turning… Genoa City

I think GH could be on the upswing.. should they focus on whats going on at the hospital… and they simply MUST contract Rebecca Herbst

argh! I’m licking my wounds… LOL… bottom of the barrel… Cheers to DAYS

have to tip my hat Y&R production… even knowing… the slimy relic that is… Victor… will relish his own person

To be fair su, J&S wrote the character months ago and FV ask Michael if he wanted to take the role. The blame game should be aim at the top!

I see Dr. Monroe being Tracy’s night in shinning Armour and Silas 2.0 being Morgan’s doctor. By the way, why not have Tracy and the mature, distinguished Dr. Mayes fall in love? Enough with the mobsters!

Timm–I could see that. Dr Mayes is such a cantankerous old bastard too.
He is perfect for Tracy.

I’ve seen this dude play like 4 characters in a little over 3 or 4 years and it’s off putting. If this doesn’t work than it just isn’t meant to be. No offense to Michael.

ME is probably a nice guy, but dude, you have to know that it really messes the show up when FV should have been taking care of the GH vets!

I so agree as if there wasn’t someone else now every one will be pretending they never saw him or what just like that three character OLTL to GH to brand new debacle

Someone recently tweeted that all this bringing characters and actors back from the dead, as well as having to ask the first Sloane, Robb Derringer, back to play Sloane again all makes Frank looking like a horrible executive. Perhaps Frank should of thought about what this might do to the show before Silas was killed off. Ron had a terrible time of always writing people into corners. He wrote Silas into a corner after the thing with Sam didn’t work out. They could of paired him with Ava at least for a bit but they didn’t pursue that. So Jean and Shelly are now looking at this as their soap and they want to try to make things right. Problem with GH for the most part is when a storyline isn’t working they just completely drop it and don’t really think about the actors that are involved. Yes it is show business and all of that, but they are counting on fans at the same time to tell them if they like said storylines.

Regardless of what happens with Michael Easton I think we would be happy if they stop adding to this ever growing cast and if the writing could get a bit better.

I have said this before and I will now say it again: those who are blaming the casting-go-round mess that GH has become on Valentini might want to be more measured in their criticism, unless you have inside knowledge that most of us don’t (and if so, please share!). GH is owned by ABC, and though I’m sure FV has significant input, he most likely does not have anything like final say on personnel decisions. All or a majority of this big mess could be Frank—but I’d put that at only 50 percent probability, maximum. I think it’s equally likely—and maybe more so—that the bad decision making is coming from higher up, and FV is simply stuck with trying to make the best of it. (Ditto for the headwriter situation: I think the different headwriters have different styles and thus different ways of coping, but I think many of the more problematic story decisions are being made by ABC, not the headwriters and not FV either.) That’s what it looks like to me, anyway.

Michael (not Fairman), I agree with you 100%. ABC has a history of making a mess of things. Let’s face it, FV wants to keep his employment, and ME has a family to support. We all do things we don’t like to do, for the sake of paying the bills.

No surprise. Shelly and Jean are giving us back the hospital. They are the smartest ladies. People.

hi Sprite..
J&S are catering to the older vet fans , the 40yr watchers..
They are moving backwards for the fans who were once in love with the good old days from the 20th century..
New younger viewers will not be grabbed in by doctors nurses and filled beds in a hospital PG TV … bwaaa!
GH needed to move forward into the 21st century if it ever has intentions of new younger viewers..
GH is going back not forward and that is very bad..

I know the vet watchers of decades long past are all giggly about sick dying people in a hospital, but c’mon, really .. ahaaa!

Off the mark, as usual, Sweet Su.

That’s nit even close Su. It’s General Hospital which people have emphasized over and over. Many of the fans who have watched for years have said they wanted balance…less mob more GH centered characters and stories..many of which had nothing to do with illness…but the hospital was the hub where people met, gossip traveled, nurses, doctors and their families intertwined. Nothing different than current primetime shows like Chicago Med where almist all the stories take place abd the characters interact.

Scorpio, Felicia, Sean Donnly, Anna, Holly, Tiffany…there was a lot of action and adventure “bavk in the day” ss well. So please don’t insinuate that people love sickness and death just because they want more depth and human interest stories.

It does seem they are catering to those that have been watching the longest. However, looking at the ratings it appears they aren’t catering to anyone, because from even six months ago they are incredibly down. I think they are assuming with bringing back Michael Easton they will hopefully recapture the 20K fans that signed the petition to bring him back. They are assuming these people left when Michael Easton was killed off. I hope they aren’t putting the whole weight of the show on Michael’s shoulders, because I don’t feel it will work. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy Michael Easton, I just think they should pin all the hopes of an entire show on him.

Daily, hour-long soaps are not a format that is going to attract young viewers any more when there is so much content out there that can be streamed or viewed on demand and does not require a huge commitment of time to follow. I think Prospect Park was onto something by taking OLTL and AMC online with new shows every 2-3 days with opportunities to watch anytime. It’s a shame they flamed out. Not due to the idea or format but it seems because their financials were not secure enough. So the veteran watchers like me are what’s left for soaps. Too bad our demographic is always viewed as undesirable by advertisers. I’m sure there’s some sort of marketing research behind it, but frankly I think it’s mostly ageism and sexism that fuels it. I’m a working woman who buys just about every product and commercial item for my household as do many other “older” women — aka women over 40 — so I don’t understand why we aren’t enough. Try adding more of us as watchers rather than chasing younger viewers who just don’t care.

“Old watchers giggly about sick, dying people in a hospital”? Say what? Have you read NONE of these “old watchers'” posts? Say what?

Hi Reb
you said; ” GH centered characters and stories..many of which had nothing to do with illness…but the hospital was the hub where people met, gossip traveled, nurses, doctors and their families intertwined. ”’

That is what I said, below..
What was is no longer and can never be as that again..
All, those people/characters/actors are gone and their core hospital families were all of a group of the hospital..
Now there a couple of brought in stray doctors, no families, no connection, to even be somewhat as it once was concerning the hospital..

So far, it has been filling hospital beds but nothing to mention of the doctors and nurses as being connected strong families, they are newbie strays with a stethoscope with no real stories to speak of….

HEY ‘Beccs’

“…but the hospital was the hub where people ”

just think Amy Vining… and let go

I dont’ know… I’m really admiring… currently

how 3 generations are unfolding… and it’s core shattering….


you add in; Griffin Munro; Michael Easton’ new character; and how GH MUST contract GH…

this is the only way… GH will take hold and tune in… if they diss a formidable character…Elizabeth Webber and not suffer the consequence ???

go figure

has Liz been kicked by the wayside.. to make way for Michael Easton character?

Hi Su…

Please see my response to Patrick. I think that may clarify my post. But to reply to something else you mentioned…let’s give it a chance. It’s apparent Dr. Munroe is connected to either Anna or Stone…to the canvas in some way. Lucas, Monica, Liz…they’re not “newbie strays” and Morgan, Kiki and Tracy are central characters. So in that sense I think they’re revolving some of the stories back to its namesake.

You mean like Elizabeth Webber as portrayed by Rebecca Herbst who was low balled by FV since he apparently only takes care of his pets and NOT our GH vets!

THANKS @MissySnow

I wont accept anything less than Rebecca Herbst contracted

it just reeks of entitlement and high brow catapult without a lesser charge


grow a pair… Frank Valentini

HEY.. notwithstanding… i’m so over.. how Ken Corday… who helms Days of OUR Lives.. thresholds with lack

Hi Patrick…

I agree with you. I think, Lol. The GH of yesteryear is not coming back and I believe we all can agree multi-generational is a good thing. But all daytime soaps have always had that. I personally, so far, love Griifin Munroe…ummmm…he can just stand there and not say a word and I’d love his character! 😉

And I do hope Rebecca Herbst is staying on. Liz pissed me off with the Jason thing…but she’s once again likeable. And we NEED familiar faces amidst the new!

What I was responding to was Su’s assertion that longtime viewers crave illness, death stories…and pointing out that wasn’t the case. Just perhaps a return to GH being a place where characters interacted…whether as doctors, nurses, patients, visitors, ELQ board meetings, etc. I, for one, have no desire to watch anything to do with physical illness…I won’t even watch a film if that’s the center of the story. However, I don’t mind it as much if there’s a happy ending. There’s enough sorrow in real life…

But sadly they are only giving us back the hospital when it involves a member of the Corinthos family or a mob shootout.

I miss the days of Rick and Monica and the Kerkorian lawsuit, Laura doing her community service there after killing David Hamilton, and Bobbi’s antics at the nurses desk.

Su, lay off the tequila!! Heard of a little show, set in a HOSPITAL, called Gray’s Anatomy…just renewed for a 13th season. How about ER? A show called GENERAL HOSPITAL should undoubtedly be centered around the hospital. Even when Gloria Monty brought in far flung action adventure stories, the hospital still played a vital role, with doctors and nurses roaming everywhere, and involved in both medical stories and action stories. Does anyone here agree with me that Su is actually Ron Carlivati? For real. I brought this up once in passing, I think. First of all, Su is not female. Su is male. Second, no viewer would have such irrational disdain for Jean and Shelly and such reverence for Ron.

Hi Dylan..
there is light years in differance between Gray’s Anatomy and GH .. LOL
no resenmblace to be had..

GH ran on the ””families”’ of the Doctors and Nurses.. they were not Strays standing at a nurses station, they were core families..
A group/a circle of doctor/nurses characters connection in their lives, the then core of GH..
They are gone so are the days of the hospital that now offers Strays in scrubs with a stethoscope not connected to anyone, no families.. nowhere near the same..
.. (If GH had the scripts from Gray’s Anatomy and a near full core cast of doctors and nurses, then it would be doable… LOL 🙂

Dylan, interesting theory regarding Su. You may be on to something. I always assumed that Su was Maurice Benard the way that Su defends him so vociferously against fans (like myself) who can’t stand the character of Sonny or the endless Mob storylines.

Our theories aren’t any more far-fetched than having an actor playing 3 or 4 different characters on the same show over several years…

I’m not su but I also prefer Ron Carlivati to Jean and Shelly. Ron’s plots may not have been everyone’s cup of tea but they were certainly better balanced than this all Corinthos all the time mess being served these days. The only reason we get any hospital scenes with this writing team is when a Corinthos is admitted or people are hurt as the result of mob violence.

Ron’s OLTL was brilliant most of the time and I think his GH could’ve been too if he’d been able to write his own material without actors allowed to dictate story and a network that seems to think Sonny is the star of the show. I get the impression that no one really cared enough about OLTL to throw their two cents in and that is why that show was thriving at the time of its cancellation (its ratings were MUCH better than GH’s when ABC pulled the plug).

Whoa!! A boy named Su! Ron if this is you, Su, I miss you. I am not Ron, prefer Stoli and not a woman. Today, anyway.

@Jamesj75 and Dylan,
Hi, guys; James, my friend whom I admire and respect. I have said this to Dylan (whom I also like very much) before. I have no idea who su0000 is, or if that is her real name, which is of no consequence, anyway.
I think it is unfair to say su is a guy, though.
As a woman, I do not get that at all. Some of her thought processes are just too feminine for her to be a man. SHE and I have had conversations talking about things only women could refer to as she did. If not, then I am really and truly naive.
If you notice, su is so respectful of other posters….she never insults; she answers in a very respectful manner. She never defends her person, only her words. I appreciate that about her or anyone. She does not pick on people or call them names.
I, on the other hand, always try to defend myself when certain people on this board attack me personally. Big mistake. I am actually learning with su to be tactful and diplomatic with certain, angry posters. Su could be representing Ron, who really knows. But, be that as it may, it does not mean she’s a man.
I am certain that someone in this group is a moderator. I would think these moderators work in shifts. Ergo, my comments do not make it to post on this person’s watch. What do you think about that? It does not mean it’s true, albeit I am convinced of it. The same with thinking su is a guy.
Have a good evening, boys.

I wasn’t expecting or hoping for a doctor character, but after all it is “General Hospital”. I liked Silas’ attitude and I’m sure I’ll enjoy what Michael Easton brings to this new character.

I’m intrigued where they are taking this, I’ welcome him back with open arms hope they do him right this time, he could be a doctor that works for the wsb and the show can merge the medical/law part into this character. There’s always so many avenues this show can take yet they seem to limit their creative side time and time agian. I want to go on record as saying I’m like seeing Becky Herbts scenes with roger Howarth Franco but I hope the show is not thinking of pairing them together romanticly that’s just to obvious. I’m actually like their odd friendship that’s developing and I hope the show feels that a story simply base on friendship is just as worthy of being told then just the old lets hook up two characters to see how the audience responds to them as a couple..

I agree. “I welcome him back with open arms hope they do him right this time.” I can’t wait to see him back on my GH screen.

I like Easton, loved OLTL and liked him as John on Gh
But they didn’t know how to write for Silas. So,
How will they write for him now?

New writers.

Unless he’s part of the Corinthos family they’ll write for him like they everyone else: not at all.

Maybe when GH falls below 100,000 total viewers, the powers that be will finally cut the Corinthos family loose (including the polarizing Sonny character) in an attempt to salvage GH. But by then, it will be too late. The damage done to this show by Sonny, Carly, and the Mob for more than 2 decades has darkly tainted the show’s legacy forever…

I miss Ron Carlivati too!!

And if the whole doctor thing doesn’t work out, will they kill him again??

Why didn’t they just leave him as SILAS the DOCTOR?

I am sure if you ask Frank V. that question he will say that was Ron’s writing and this is now Shelly & Jean show. They are trying to right a wrong and have found a way to bring the actor back in a new role. There are so many that were let go during the end of Ron C. reign though. When the new writers took over they should of brought Silas back from the beginning. I mean if Carlos can come back from the dead after being shot four times in the chest, then why not Silas? It would look better then having him on canvas for yet another new character.

As I said above I love Michael Easton, but this makes the exec’s look really dumb.

Yes it does. Maybe if they would stop killing characters off, they could bring them back. They packed a silly punch having Silas killed; they created a little story for Kiki, a funeral and poof, that was the end of that. Clearly, it wasn’t worth it for that dumb murder mystery. They could have just sent Silas somewhere for awhile if they didn’t want to use the character.
Similar to over at Days (which I quite watching), instead of killing Will off, they should have just sent him to Paris with Sonny until maybe Chandler Massey decided to return for a little while for a story arc.
Is Kiki now going to look at ME’s new character and say “Hey, you look familiar?” Doh…

*quit* watching.

Silas was a snore!

Maybe he’s going to be a Dr. in the nut house where Morgan is going…..

That’s what I’m thinking too

He might start off there and then end up at the hospital. I doubt it though. There are not enough people at Shady Brook to have a new doctor stay there.

How is this news of any sort – this was the role he played when they killed him off recently. At least show SOME creativity in repositioning the actor if you HAVE to reintroduce him for the umpteenth time. Nothing against Michael Easton … but why, other than a dearth of opportunities to act, would you do this AGAIN – especially after it was clear the last departure was not so happy. Easton is a creative artist and has a multi-media background that does not need to include acting … why agree to be put up to a bad test ONE more time.

The only thing to get GH numbers up is;
Trump !!!
imagine Trump making guest appearances, GH numbers will be 30 million !

and- it’s fun to watch people make fools of themselves.. yes! GH needs Trump.

Now, that “trumps” every other outrageous thing you have said! Have mercy!

Mayor Trump!

it was ”sarcasm 🙂 ….

but Trump would bring in viewers, even if for a day lol ..


I’m astounded with Michael Easton… huge response..

OK.. calm yourself

but he’s the biggest get on all threads

LOL.. wow… if only DAYS fans roared as much

Cheers to OLTL

he’s deserving… how can you go wrong.. with black hair and blue eyes

tantalizations !!!!

alright… you’ve heard this; I never ; watched OLTL

and was smitten and tuned in; to Starr. Todd; and John

Starr.. never rised past… with Kiki.. Haley Erin.. is IT

Michael Easton… whats the point in naysaying… ??? he’s too big.. and I mean that respectfully… I LOVE my GH

Roger Howarth: i’ll repeat it again… I never watched OLTL.. and am STILL taken with his presence… he is Franco… he should be Todd… he should star with Rebecca Herbst… for layer, differential.. and intrigue

the thing that bothers; is posts see ME as the brooding character… he’s going to have to REACT.. take charge… the black hair/blue eyes CARRIES

nevertheless… even with bad writing… Roger Howarth remained

ex-Kiki.. was such a bust… bye bye ; hope New York stirs… bid adeu Kristen Alderson

Michael Easton.. it leaves a bad taste.. that perhaps you are supplanting.. Rebecca Herbst.. as she’s NOT contract

Garbage for such a good actor

Garbage? His new character hasnt even aired yet! People complain that actors are let go and now he is back and people complain. There is no pleasing is there?

0oohh geez..
They had the opportunity to bring back a Cassidine, one of GH’s greatests families and for him to be connected to Nikolas and brought in connected to a GH family..
He would have made a great Cassidine especially on business side of hard drama..

But they, J&S/FV really screwed it up, again..(the bumbazzes)
ME a doctor again, not even near to being a powerful Cassidine..

Silas bombed, so why would we want the same actor connected to the Cassadines?

I agree su. It must be a limited role. If he were a Cassadine he could have been featured on the show for years AND he and Laura could have had that instant click, good or bad. Huge mistake!

Having Michael Easton back on GH is such wonderful news…I don’t care who he plays. He’s such a great actor…I can’t wait for his return. Welcome back Michael Easton!!!

I totally agree! Michael Easton is awesome no matter who he is playing. I’m just happy to see him back. Kind of disappointed so many people complaining before he even hits the screen.

I agree, Kady. I don’t care what role he plays….bring it on….


So ELATED that Michael Easton is back on daytime! It just hasn’t been the same without him.

Maybe he’s actually a long lost Quartermaine! That would make PERFECT sense because he’s a doctor. At least if he’s a Quartermaine he’ll have familial history and a direct tie to Port Charles. He could be a cousin or nephew or SOMETHING. Maybe he’s a Webber relative? Or a Hardy? Those could be a possibility, too.

Quite honestly, it really doesn’t matter. I’m just glad he’s back. Hooray!

I’m glad he’s back, can’t wait to see him. Now if only they would bring his best acting partner to GH, Renee Goldsberry.

Perfect. Get him situated in his role then bring on Melissa Archer as Sarah Webber and you’ve got soap gold!!!!!

Oh, yeah, Tim. I am all for that!

Me three!

So agree with you all. I have missed Michael and Melissa together immensely. They are magic!

I love Michael Easton and an thrilled he’s returning but beyond shocked they’ve made him a doctor…again. Disappointed. But, hoping his character blows it out of the park this time. Morgan’s doctor?

Any way I can get him, I’ll take him!!

Look forward to seeing Michael back in Port Charles. If Michael came back based on role and story he must feel it’s something he can really get into.

Your right Rose because he was doing other projects and he met with GH writers and they pitched this new character to him. I didnt want him to be a doctor again but I’ll wait and see. I like ME!

Based on the crackerjack job Jean and Shelley have done integrating the other characters they’ve created — Darby, Andre, Curtis — into the story I have very, very low expectations for this latest Michael Easton incarnation.

Darby can act and could be used if she had any PC connections. Andre is a very good actor and is a nice addition to GH. Curtis is freaky and I see him being killed off because he doesnt seem to have any good intentions. He might end up blackmailing Hayden and end up dead?

What will happen if he is looking the same. Will he be a relative? I like him so, I think it is good idea to put him back as a Dr. I will enjoy watching him . Love General Hospital. There are so many different story lines. Hardly can keep up, but that’s what keeps it so interesting. Never miss an episode. Tape it everyday.

Tickled to death he is coming back loving every minute of it
Maybe he will be Tracy brain surgeon r is he a Cassady new hmm
Can’t wait

Griffin will be Tracy’s brain surgeon. I see ME’s new character being Morgan’s doctor.

Dr. Tom Hardy?!

So happy he’s back. I have been watching GH since it started. I’m 63 and even been to the Size weekends at Disney in Florida. Gave up my acting career to rise. Y son always wanted to be on GH. I regret it now. Love GH. Break a leg Micheal

I wish him the best with this attempt. Hope we get to see Melissa Archer join as well. Love them.

Good idea Sara. Do you think they are secretly keeping Melissa in their hip pocket if Rebecca Herbst doesnt resign?

I don’t know and some may not like the idea however I sure would. I would be over the moon. Love them both and their work together.

Maybe he’s wearing a mask of Silas who is wearing a mask of John who’s wearing a mask of this new doctor guy. That would be a real cliffhanger. *rolls eyes*


Thats great Ashleigh! I’ve always wondered if Nathan was wearing a mask and it was “Mumbles” Mac’s old dummy from the NB!

Easton will hopefully not be a legit medical doctor. It could possibly be a swerve to throw us off. The same way that Derek Wells Publisher turned out to be a recasted Julian Jerome mobster. A doctor could be many things like a twisted college professor or a crazed plastic surgeon or a mad dentist. Sounds like a Cassadine to me. He could be a mental patient in the funny farm who introduces himself as a doctor to Morgan but is really Valentin Cassadine.The bottom line is he needs to be Valentin Cassadine or this is a complete waste and will do nothing for GH. We need a new addition to the Cassadines more than we need another new character. I really beleive that’s who he’s gonna to end up playing based on that line from Nikolas a few weeks back about how since he’s the oldest heir the estate will always be his. This was a setup for the upcoming reading of Helena’s will and a perfect time for Easton to debut as Valentin. They need to have Easton working with a new group of actors so he shouldn’t be brought back as a new doc or new cop cause he’s done that as Silas and McBain. More reason to have him be Valentin Cassadine so he can interact with Nikolas, Hayden and Laura cause neither Silas or McBain crossed paths with those characters. He could be a new fresh rival for Nikolas over the Cassadine estate, a possible love interest for Laura, and push Hayden to turn on Nikolas.

Jay, I agree wit you 1000 percent!


You know what, I’m kind of over the Cassadines. Sorry, I know that will not make me popular here. The writers kind of ruined the Cassadines for when they gave them the power to bring people back from the dead all the time. In the last few years GH has used and abused “back from the dead stories” more than any other soap. As soap viewers we all suspend belief but it became utterly preposterous to have Duke, Jake, Helena, Jason, AJ, Carlos all die and return within months of each other. With Jason the body was never found so we all know that leaves the window open for a return. But the others were deader than dead. For all we know Helena will appear in person at the reading of her own will!

REALLY!!!!!!!!! WHY???????? Yet ANOTHER missed opportunity
for TPTB & writers of GH to Write Michael a winning role. Unless we
discover this “DR” is legitimately rooted to a legacy family, is he going
to roam around aimlessly without any true connection to anyone permanent.
Michael deserves better, we deserve better, make it WORK‼️‼️‼️

I so agree with you, Fanny ( with the huge heart). I keep saying I’ll take Michael any old way…..but, honestly, those are just words of euphoria. I am so excited about his comeback. We all love and respect Michael and it would be a real shame to watch him fall through the cracks again with another meaningless role.
Thus, I agree with you….unless he has a connection with substance, his return will be futile. There are so many possibilities for him…ready for the plucking. I have enumerated a few: Griffin’s father; Nathan’s father; Hayden’s ex etc. many other fellow-posters have also suggested the possibilities open for Michael, including yourself.
Waiting with bated breath.

@CeeCee, Sweetheart… I feel Michael is to young to be Griffin or
Nathan’s father, don’t you? How about role model Uncle?? Since
he’s portraying a DR. While we’re at it couldn’t he also be a Cassadine?
What if that’s the surprise during the reading of Helena’s will… Nick is no
longer head of the family, but the good DR is..which will probably include
a storyline for Laura finally… Like you mentioned, the possibilities R endless
this early in the game anything can happen. Talk to you soon ❌⭕️

Hey, Fanny, sweet lady,
Ryan and Matt are around 30 years old ( more or less) . Michael is around 50. So, it is not a stretch, I don’t think…..whereas, Sam is only a few years, less than ten, younger than Julian.
Someone had suggested Michael’s new character may be Hayden’s father. Rebecca is in her forties….but, as we all know, TPTB can do anything, including adjusting age to their hearts’ content.
I most certainly agree with you, Shay and Timmm, as well. They also suggested he may be Valentin Cassadine, who is someone I am dying to meet…no pun intended.
I put my own spin on this ( for what it’s worth) that it could be a Cassadine with a different ID; having had plastic surgery; wearing a mask? Heck, Fanny, for all we know, it could be Faison wearing a Michael mask. LOL. He could be faking being a doctor; or he may have gone to medical school since he has left.
I would be enthralled if Dr. O were ‘giving him a hand’ in this. Wouldn’t that be the cat’s meow!!
Bye, my dear lady.

Hello there, CeeCeeGirl! I would also be most enthralled if Dr. O. were part of ME’s grand re-entrance onto the GH canvas…..she has been so infrequently used for an absolute age…..we need more Liesl! That would also lead to a natural assumption that Easton’s new character could have some sort of Cassadine connection…..which would be a good thing! We’ve had Valentin on the brain for such a while now, that something has to give….a mention, or at least, an intimation about him….perhaps at the reading of Helena’s will? That is about to happen, so the wait may finally be over!

@CeeCee…Sweetness that would be delightful, Liesl giving him
a helping hand…considering last go around she wanted to have his
medical license revoked & thought he would be better off behind bars.
Her brand of humor is priceless, Kathleen Gatti is a Fabulous actress!!

“Make it work!” Isn’t that the mantra to which GH has been adhering for too long now, dear Fanny? (Except it ain’t working!) I had such high hopes for Michael Easton’s return, so I’m expecting a delicious twist to his new character, beyond simply being another banal medico…..he deserves better, and so do we!!!!!!!

Hello, Shay, ma belle,
Something momentous and outrageous happening at the reading of Queen H’s will, is exactly what I am thinking, as well….
My mind has been tweaked and my interest arisen, after being dormant for a long while with the present fare of storylines. This dragged-out Carlos-Sabrina-Paul-Anna cat and mouse, useless story is really getting to me…enough already!! Now, Sonny gets involved? This whole fiasco is not doing Anna any service. And Laura? Please, I can’t even get started on that subject. Allow this beautiful treasure that is Genie, to do her thing.
I am hoping Laura will also be in the forefront at the reading. Perhaps a storyline for her will be born.
Is there a connection? Helena, Laura, Michael’s new role, Jake ?? Will these three become the main ingredients in this pot-luck dinner?

@Shay…. We most certainly do deserve better!!!!!
And we three seem to agree seeing more of Liesl is a must!!!
Happy to see Diane of late, more Anna is never enough…
Laura should be up next, with the reading of the will I
gather there’s a “Jack in the box” storyline for her in the
works courtesy of Helena.

Lol, Fanny: ‘Jack in the Box’ and ‘pot-luck. Different words; same meaning.
Plus, we both said that this “will reading” may open the door to a Laura storyline.
There is something to be said about great minds thinking alike….oui, ma dame?

Oh Fanny, you mentioned a
Jack in the Box” story for Laura! Dont jinx us! When Jean and Shelly were writing at Y&R they wrote the infamous “Music box” story for Jill. It turned out to be the WORST story ever in recent memory on Y&R!

@Timmm… Hopefully they learned a valuable lesson & won’t repeat
past mistakes, considering it cost them… Genie/Laura has gotten so
much better since she’s come back… Comfortable, relaxed, more at
ease in her acting..on yesterday’s show one word described her “Wise”.
Can’t wait to see what they have in store for her.

Fanny, I’ve been patient waiting for Genie’s big story. If it doesnt happen after Helena’s will has been read, I will lose hope!

HIGHLY disappointed! Now I know Michael Easton super fans are excited and would welcome him back as a janitor as long as he is back on the show BUT a DOCTOR AGAIN? Silas 2.0! SNORE FEST! I know, I know give him a chance and I will because I like Michael but a lot of us were hoping for the darker often rumored Valentin Cassadine! I was so excited to see Michael play something different and it was said he would. Maybe the doctor will be quirky or dark? Probably will be Morgan’s new shrink at whatever facility he is being hauled off to? HIGHLY disappointed!

There is always the possibility he will be Dr. Frankenstein reincarnate, Timmm. Is that dark enough? LOL.

I want him to be dark with a ray of light when he is around Laura and kids. Basically Stephan Cassadine! Speaking of, I miss Spencer and Victor’s little chats together!

Yeah, I loved those little chats myself.
Spencer was a joy to watch….where is he? He lights up the stage for me. His so-adult dry, en pointe humor has that edge, which reminds me of you and Harry 1. Lol.
Actually, all his little chats (with Sonny, as well…or anyone) are bigger than himself. Love that kid.

I echo your comments, Timmmster! This news does not gladden my heart, either, although I will, of course, give Easton the benefit of the doubt, and wish him well in his new role. I’m still very happy to see his return, and hoping that there will be a Gothic aspect to his latest role….very multi-layered, with perhaps a real twist to his identity that will prove a link to some legacy family, even the Cassadines???? It could happen….

Good minds think alike. I feel the same way. I am hoping for a twist!

I’m in the minority, I think, of people who like the addition of OLTL and other soap actors to GH. The vets, no matter what their former show, can really act. It’s the newbies who have been painful to watch. Erin Haley is the only one who has grown visibly as an actress and has really given Kiki depth. I hope when Kiki first sees the new doc they have some sort of explanation for the resemblance. On a side note, Kiki and Michael used to be a strong couple. Couldn’t GH revisit that pairing now that Sabrina is off canvas for awhile?

I completely agree with you Melissa…the addition of Michael Easton and Roger Howarth has been all positive because they really can act! They’re both tremendous actors who have brought so much depth to their scenes and have completely enjoyed them both. The new characters like Jake Jr., Valerie, Darby are so terrible I usually fast forward their scenes. I also have grown tired of Kelly Monaco and her monotone low voice ( sorry KM fans ).

Kelly whispers because thats the way Billy Miller acts! He used to get called out on that all the time over at Y&R!

Timmm, I don’t think Kelly whispers so much as mumbles, and she has been doing it for years! She’s another character I’d like to see strike out on her own without a man. She’s basically become the sex kitten of GH. The character has depth and intelligence but all of that goes out the window when she is mooning over Jason.

With apologies to OLTL fans, Erin has surpassed the last Kiki and is doing so good! I dont want her with Michael. Every time he gets in a relationship he snores me to sleep!

Totally agree, Timmm. Haley has really done a lot with this character and given Kiki a distinct personality. Poor Kristen, I think she was just so caught off guard by having to morph Starr into Kiki that she got caught in the headlights of the task. The Prospect Park lawsuit really wreaked havoc on GH’s writing. I think the writers at the time did the best they could with a bad situation. Their biggest misstep in that situation was turning Roger Howarth into Franco. What a thankless task for the actor.

I would love him to come back as a woman doctor, yes, a transsexual. Why not? Since we are returning to hospital-centric themes, he could portray the process of change and hormones and surgery while he works his shift and gives the women of Port Charles a run for their money– I would love for Sonny Corinthos to dump Carly for her. Or better yet, fall in love with Heather Webber and perform the surgery that changes her into a sweet and revered member of the community.

Yes! It is hysterical, but would certainly be a great role to play. Years ago the Brady Bunch dad had a sex change on Medical Center- a 2 episode shocker, it was great. I would like to see a poor family come to town and survive without mafia jobs. Perhaps Monica could lose her job and money and be on food stamps- oh wait she pretty much already has…

I miss Robin Mattson and Heather. I want her to rehab like they did to Franco and let her settle into Port Charles and have a good life. Then, of course, a relapse–but with excellent build-up and planning just as when she killed Diana Taylor-or for her to be able to escape and return unnoticed and kill several people I am tired of. I can live vicariously via Heather.

No matter what you do in Port Charles 2 weeks later you are pardoned, or get parole or maybe your house burns down but no casualties. Elizabeth’s son came back and looked evil and crazy now he got hit by a car and looks normal. I would have liked to see her get burned trying to save him in the fire or him getting killed again for real- I want to see some consequences that are not like a hangnail.

This is a great idea- seriously, I would like to see this and it certainly hasn’t been done on any soap I know of.

Perfect for our trans character would be Tony Geary. Especially if her romantic interest was Luke. That way she wouldn’t have to share the spotlight with anyone else.

I like Tracy, Jane Elliott but come on- she ain’t gonna croak and she ain’t broke so I am already over it. I miss the crazy chief of staff and wish they would have her on more. Give a Monica some shifts in the cafeteria and instead of redeeming people with BS make them suffer with homelessness and poverty and crawl back into redemption.

Why didn’t they send Morgan to Shriner’s Hospital for Bipolar Children?

There is not one middle-class family on GH. Who runs Kelly’s since Shawn went to prison? Every regular character either has money or is related to or has children with someone who has endless resources. No struggles for money or –I like how B&B brought in the Avant family and Maya’s parents living in a dump motel – I mean, it is realistic and relatable. Sick of Morgan, Sonny, and would like to see some friendships between characters -besides Lulu and Maxie and sick of Maxie too.

Bring Ilene Kristen back (Delia) and let her run Kelly’s and date Scott Baldwin.

Tracy will be treated at Shriner’s Hospital for AARP members.

Remember when Carly first came to town. Hell bent on taking Tony away from her mom. Delicious. I am not liking the show now and Helena died what 5 years ago and now this week or next finally the will. Then send Laura some weirdo adventure- maybe to build a new Shriner’s Hospital for Children.

Why aren’t there any prostitutes anymore? Karen Wollack RIP.

Donna Tyler and Lettie Jean!

The only one left in Port Charles (on a recurring basis….) is an ex-hooker….Bobbie. She spent her first 30 years (on and off the canvas….) ashamed of her dubious history and trying to live down her sordid past, only to suddenly proudly brag about her salacious skills not more than a year ago when she had her showdown with Lucy whilst vying over Scotty’s romantic attentions. Needless to say, it was not a pretty sight seeing those two going mano-a-mano over the bloviating Baldwin. P.S. I always thought that Ava would make a cracking madam…..I could easily envision her running an “escort service” from her art gallery!

Ok, Tony Geary comes back as Lucille, one of Luke’s alters– he realized after intensive therapy his hidden inner woman needed to come to the forefront and here she is, living a year as a woman and on hormones before having the surgery. She is flat broke and must waitress at Kelly’s. She candystripes at Gh on her days off and Tracy does not realize due to her condition and they play canasta and become galpals until she realizes it is Luke but then…

I looove Tracy/Jane as well, Karen. Wow! She so impressed me today. She is so good; magnificent, actually, in displaying her talent so effortlessly. She played the discombobulated patient to the hilt. Impressive.

I positively LOVE Michael Easton and am ecstatic about his return. I am one of the over 14,000 petitioners who wanted him back. This time he will play a doctor with a vengeance, Marcus Byrne, so I’ve read. Michael is a very gifted and talented actor who can handed any role. I am counting down the days until his return!!

PLEASE let them give him 1. a good story line 2. a sexy leading lady to play against, maybe feisty (like Natalie on OLTL was) 3. a character who SHOWS SOME EMOTION, not like Silas Clay 4. a character who does more than carry a clip board and give bad news to patients and most important 5. a male edge/one of the boys/hang with the boys persona that he can shoot the sh… t with the other male characters. John McB always was cool not only with Natalie, but with the bros, hanging at the station. Ok as a doctor let him have male friends at the hospital or befriend dante. So yes, sexy leading lady and some good bros to hang with.

Many hospital lovers..
But, you do realize those great days are gone forever and can not be recreated.
It was NOT the hospital/the building
It was the cast, yes the cast, of that era that made the hospital great at the time..

Make a list of the cast of the building general hospital, the characters/actors of the hospital at that time..
That, is what made it so great, the characters and their actors..
They are long long gone and no one is even near to replacing them, the essence of the time is gone, forever..

What GH was during the hospital was about its’ people the characters/actors/doctors and nurses of that era, the ones that were the core hospital are gone..
What is being done now is just a lot of rushed bed fillers of shot, run over, paralyzed people that do not have the heart of GH as the days of yore when the hospital cast was large. The cast was mainly families of doctors and nurses, those families are what made the stories great..
And now there is newbie Doctors with no past nor connected to anyone or anything as in the long gone past. Lucas, sorta, but he is rarely used..

There is not one, not one really dark bad guy villain in GH.. None.
There is no gripping whodunit mystery
No action adventure.. Noting intense or intriguing suspenseful anything on the edge.
Not one OHHH WOW! moment shocker surprise at story ending in 6 months.
Just the quick filling the hospital beds with no real gripping stories to go with them..
Tracy may be the only save, as always.
Here’s to Tracy and the new ME doctor to pull a miracle and bring some oxygen into the room..

(( GH looks like a Vatican picnic ..)) ahaaaa!

What can Tracy do? She won’t die and she has plenty of money. We can watch her hide her diagnosis from her son and suffer and maybe another seizure or two but she will have surgery sooner or later or May sweeps perhaps and all better. When Lucas first came on- which I think was when Carly was marrying Franco– I don’t remember any mention of him being a doctor and what did I miss that he is a doctor on staff at GH? Yes, families- and not all wealthy or mobsters. Seriously, I am starting to miss episodes because no matter what happens it is all better shortly and you pop out of your wheelchair.

I’ve loved ME since OLTL, but this is pushing it. I really hope there’s something credible or intriguing, or else I fear it’s just going to be far fetched and insulting.

^^^Oh, and I think Michael Muhney would be the perfect Valentin Cassadine. He’s a riveting, multifaceted, memorable actor-a perfect addition to the powerhouse actors already on GH.

You and I share the same dream! MM would be a great Cassadine and him and Nicholas would burst off the screen as the two of them fight for the Cassadine crown!

I love Muhney….would make the perfect fiend. How old is this Valentin supposed to be? If Michael M is about Valentin’s character’s age ; then, yes…….I would love to see Michael back on the screen.

Michael Muhney said he is not going to GH or Days I think he has no desire to go back to Daytime plus once a tale has been told Daytime TV has a tendency to stick together and banish you forever. I enjoyed his talent he is missed but I am sure he will find other avenues for his talents.

That’s so unfortunate, Kay. Such a waste of talent.

I can’t wait until he’s back. Tptb listened to the fans outcry aping with other things and brought him back. The show is about a hospital so making him a doctor makes perfect sense.

I’m just happy to have Michael Easton back and hope they do right by him this time around. Michael has always knocked it out of the park when given good story. Really looking forward to what Jean and Shelley have come up with.

I’m very excited to get to know Michael’s new character. His enthusiasm is obvious in his SOD interview. I think its ridiculous and petty of people who are criticizing the show. The evidence is overwhelmingly supportive of the decision to bring him back.

Could the former Dr. Clay, somehow be related to or have a connection with, Doctor Griffin Munro? Michael Easton and Matt (forget his last name at the top of my head?) do share a striking resemblance amongst one another!

I hope he got a really big raise from Ron killing him off. What will Kiki think when she sees him? Kiki finally gets a job after 3 years of being unemployed and they but her in a coma. The writing and story lines are still horrible.

I wanted to see Michael Easton back, however my enjoyment is dimmed because GH is bloated with all the new characters and should be focused on vets. The bringing on of new characters is out of control. The show should never have lost Jason Thompson. They didn’t write well for Patrick for a year. Now there’s the question of whether Rebecca Herbst will still be on the show, which is shocking because she’s been utterly amazing this year. It’s ironic because the show did such a wonderful job with the anniversary show last year with the reenactments with Herbst playing Jessie Brewer and Thompson playing Steve Hardy. I didn’t know that history, so it was nice to see current actors recreating those roles. People in my family who watch soaps, all from different generations, know that soaps are built on history and I feel that GH is losing sight of that more and more by bringing on new character after new character. So, while I’m happy for ME, I’m not happy with the show overall.

I agree the canvas is too full of characters and no real good storyline. We waited for the big reveal of Jason and it was great, but now it’s dull. We need some adventure and fun, mystery and a sweet love story. It’s very blah right now.

I also would have preferred ME coming back as a mobster or someone different. Not a doctor or cop. Lets see how this plays out. Maybe he will be Liz’s new man. She sure has a few options. 🙂

How original , it blows my mind how this show is still on and AMC/ OLTL was canceled when they had higher rating and under budget.Whatever

Didn’t like the character he played or the Actor, was happy to see him killed off the show. Why must they retread actors that are gone from GH! Bring some new actors on the show.

I love M.E. so I’m glad to be able to see him back on GH or anywhere. Once upon a time when GH characters and stories revolved around or radiated from the hospital arena it was good for an actor to land a role as a doctor. The GH at present is a different soap then it’s ori gh in al premise, and being a doctor obviously doesn’t

guarantee job security..I’m surprised ME is coming back as a doctor. The writers should have cast him in a dual role- a good/bad guy..which is an ME trademark and his forte. I just hope they give him a story he can sink his teeth into .(I couldnt resist pun intended for Caleb fans including mel)

I thought he might have some thing to do with Sonny, but not a really a bad guy, maybe a niice thug. Sonny need’s a partner to help him stay the boss of PC, seeing that Jason doesn’t remember most of his past, and doesn’t want to work with Sonny.”NOT ANOTHER DR.”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is there a big shortage of actors that they have to bring dead actors back into new roles? This isn’t the first time they did this, it makes me feel they think we’re stupid and forget they were just on the show as someone else like when they brought Todd & star on from one life to live, and then switched them to franko & kiki

General Hospital

Bryan Craig Wishes General Hospital’s Maurice Benard ‘Happy Father’s Day’; Is He Trolling Us … or is This the Ultimate Return Tease?

Sunday is Father’s Day, and it’s the time when many soap stars and celebrities take to social media to give love and shout outs to their dads.

In an another post that got General Hospital fans to take notice, two-time Daytime Emmy-winner Bryan Craig (ex-Morgan Corinthos) dropped a blast from the past photo of himself alongside Maurice Benard (Sonny). Accompanying the photo, Bryan wrote: ‘Happy Father’s Day” Maurice Benard.

The post on X comes on the heels of a previous response by Craig to a post on Frank Valentini’s (executive producer, General Hospital) comment to On the Red Carpet, where he revealed that this summer, “A former cast member is coming back. And I think that the audience will go crazy for HIM.” In response, Craig teased, “Who could it be…”

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Now on Sunday responses to Craig’s post were met with varied responses from GH fans from “Stop playing with us” to “Now you’re just trolling us, lol. We really need you back right now.”  Still others took it as a potential confirmation that Craig is the mystery man on his way back to General Hospital stating, “I hope you’re going to back to GH!” to “Can’t wait!”

Craig last appeared on GH from 2013-2016 and made a brief return in 2018. Since departing GH, Bryan has appeared in numerous TV and film projects including: Freeform’s Good Trouble and ABC’s Grand Hotel.

So, is Bryan Craig yanking GH viewers chain, or is he slyly teasing us, because he knows he is the one returning to the ABC soap opera? Weigh-in on your theories below.

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Days Of Our Lives

(WATCH) 51st Annual Daytime Emmys Red Carpet Interviews

A week ago, at the 51st annual Daytime Emmy Awards, many of your favorite soap opera stars took to the red carpet prior to the telecast on CBS and streaming on Paramount + and posed for pictures for the paparazzi and several spoke to the media before going inside and taking in the ceremonies and rooting on their castmates and shows.

While on the red carpet, Michael Fairman TV interviewed those who stopped performers who stopped by and those we could catch on the action-packed bustling arrivals. All of the video interviews are now posted and complete on You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel.

Look for conversations with Days of our Lives, Tamara Braun (Ava), Suzanne Rogers (Maggie) with Rob Scott Wilson (Alex) and Paul Telfer (Xander), Dan Feuerriegel (EJ), Greg Rikaart (Leo), and Eric Martsolf (Brady) with wife Lisa and their twin sons, Chase and Mason.

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Stopping by to chat from General Hospital were Maura West (Ava) and Finola Hughes (Anna), and from The Bold and the Beautiful, Thorsten Kaye (Ridge) and his daughter, McKenna, Annika Noelle (Hope), Kimberlin Brown (Sheila) and John McCook (Eric) and his wife, Laurette.

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From The Young and the Restless, Peter Bergman (Jack), Courtney Hope (Sally), Christian LeBlanc and Tracey Bregman (Michael and Lauren), Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea), Michael Mealor (Kyle), Melissa Ordway (Abby), Kate Linder (Esther) and Bryton James (Devon), and making their first appearance on a Daytime Emmy red carpet were Neighbours stars: Stefan Dennis, Annie Jones and Georgie Stone.

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Below is the complete playlist of 2024 Daytime Emmy Red Carpet interviews. Make sure to check them out. Then let us know who you loved seeing and hearing from the most via the comment section below.


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General Hospital

GH’s Evan Hofer Talks Life for Dex After Sonny’s Beatdown, Giovanni Mazza, and If Josslyn is Love Endgame

General Hospital’s Dex Heller (Evan Hofer) has been at the epicenter of Sonny Corinthos’ (Maurice Benard) paranoia, which led to the beatdown of Sonny’s former right hand man.

Now, Dex is licking his wounds, and trying to move on with his life after joining the PCPD; following attempting to move away from working for the mob and under Sonny’s thumb. Problem is, Dex has a soft spot for Sonny. Meanwhile, looks like there still may be a future for Dex and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) as the two are trying to mend their once-fractured relationship.

Michael Fairman TV caught up with Evan Hofer at the 51st annual Daytime Creative Arts and Lifestyle Emmys (in which Hofer was a presenter during the ceremonies), to discuss the current life and times of his Port Charles alter-ego.

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Evan has now gotten to see and feel first-hand what is like working in soaps and television, when you have to wear prosthetics on your face after Sonny accosted Dex at Brook Lynn and Chase’s wedding reception.

Hofer recalled the experience. “Our makeup team is incredible. Priscilla, my makeup artist is just so talented. She layered silicone every day so she could control the swelling, so that way, she would have control over how it looked as it progressed and, you know, decreased, increased,” Hofer revealed. “She was incredible and very, very detailed.”

Paying a nod to actors who have to take on TV or movie roles where they have to wear complete facial prosthetics, Evan shared, “I do not envy people who wear full face prosthetics. I think my longest tape day was probably seven hours in it. I got a little claustrophobic. It does cause you to have a lack of of depth perception, which is a rough one.”

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Hofer weighed-in on if he thinks Dex will ever turn in Sonny and press charges against him for his character’s recent beatdown. “I hope he doesn’t. It’s hard though, because he loves him (Sonny) and that’s the problem,” stated Evan. “That’s what we do with people we love. It’s almost an abusive parent relationship, isn’t it? I have this theory that Dex almost feels like he deserves these things.”

Now might be the time for the GH writers to explore more of Dex’s backstory which could include a backstory of abuse. “I really would love them to. I think it’d be incredible,” hoped Evan. However, he added, “I’m just grateful for whatever I get to do every day and excited for whatever story we get to tell.  Something like The Departed – undercover with the mob- would be cool (for a storyline), and then everybody’s wondering which side I’m on the whole time.”

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Is there hope for Dex and Josslyn fans that they will still may be each other’s love endgame? Hofer teased, “I think they start spending a little more time together, but who knows what’ll happen. You never know on a soap opera. Maybe Dex’s evil twin will show up and steal Josslyn away.”

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A few months back, Evan shared some major scenes with the one and only Finola Hughes (Anna). In story, Dex admits he was going to kill Cyrus on Sonny’s orders. Hofer shared it was a big moment for him since his time being on GH. “What an honor to get to do those scenes with Finola. I had only worked with her once before and that was when Dex broke her out of prison and he got shot the first time,” recalls Hofer. “She’s all about working the scenes ahead of time, which I am, too. We got to get a lot of reps in and when we get up there on stage, she’s incredibly affecting. I’ll kind of have an idea of maybe of how the scene will go, and then I’ll just look in her eyes and suddenly I am just so in a different space that she’s pulled me into. In those scenes, having Dex feel like someone cares about him was really beautiful.”

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Recently, Giovanni Mazza premiered as Gio. In Hofer’s first on-screen scenes with Mazza, the two talk about Gio’s dad having been in the military and Dex’s experience in the Army and serving in Afghanistan.

This raised some GH viewers eyebrows to what if the two characters could somehow be related? Perhaps, brothers? Evan responded to those inquiring minds, “Oh, I don’t know. We look pretty alike. There is the military connection. I think it’ll be interesting. Those first scenes we had together were incredible. I was so excited to work with Geo. He couldn’t be any nicer really. He’s an incredible person. He’s so easy to be around. We hang out outside of work all the time, already.”

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Does Evan think there will come a day where Jason (Steve Burton), Dex and Sonny will all be working together on the same side, and thus, Sonny will have both his former henchman at his disposal?  While Hofer doesn’t know what’s coming down the pike, he expressed, “It’s been incredible to have Steve around. He’s a really wonderful man. I’d only met him on Zoom previously to him coming back.  I hope we get to work together more. We got one batch of scenes together and I hope we get to do more soon.”

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As to what GH viewers should be on the lookout for in the weeks ahead, Evan teased, “We’ll see what Joss and Dex get into, and we’ll see what happens within the police department.”

So, are you rooting for Dex and Joss? Do you want Dex back working for Sonny, or hope he stays with the PCPD? Would you want to see more of Dex’s backstory explored? Comment below.

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