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Michael Easton's Thank You Message To Fans Includes, "No Word Yet On When We Might Return To Work …"

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There probably isn’t a more popular guy right now than the one and only Michael Easton (John McBain/Caleb) of General Hospital!

Just a few hours ago he gave his legions of fans an update as to his situation in regards to heading back to work on the ABC soap after it was put on a temporary hold as Prospect Park, and ABC and General Hospital, figure out the conclusion of the character rights issue, since John began on One Life to Live.

Easton in his facebook message, complete with adorable picture of him and his little girl, Lilah Bell (See pic at right) stated,  “THANK YOU…. your kind words of support mean the world to me. No word yet on when we might return to work but the fridge is stocked, the bills are paid, and I get to spend lots of precious time with my little girl.”

So soap fans, do you hope that Michael can go back to work at GH soon?  Do you still want him to come back to OLTL for a visit? What do you think of his message and picture with his daughter? Let us know!

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Debbie
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Debbie

I really want Michael back on GH ASAP. I really do not undertand why it is taking so long to work this all out! Michael fits in perfectly with the GH cast and his chemistry with Kelly Monaco is off the charts!

Gillian
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Gillian

I totally agree with you. I will also add that Michael has done so much in recent weeks with his dual role. He absolutely must return to GH. I’ve loved him since his PC days, loved him on OLTL and love him even more on GH. I have never seen him shine more on screen or display such a vast range of emotions than when he is playing the dual roles of John & Caleb. GH is giving him a great storyline and he is rocking it. So glad to hear that his fridge is stocked and bills are paid.… Read more »

Gayle
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Gayle

Agree with you both! He needs to stay on GH!

Irish Girl
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Irish Girl

Absolutely. He fits in so well on GH; I hardly noticed him on OLTL, but he really gelled with the cast at General Hospital and flourished. Going backwards to OLTL would be kind of ridiculous at this point. Plus, that chemistry with Monaco is unbelievable; you can’t BUY that. To squander it would be a complete waste. And he also has really great dynamics with other characters — particularly Anna. Incidentally, he didn’t abandon Liam, either. He was legally BARRED from seeing his son. So yeah, John should stay in PC; he’s built a whole new life there and it… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Sorry there is no one on GH John is as good with as he was with BO. ME and RW played so well off each other. And anyone who didn’t notice john on OLTL could not have been watching, because he had many stories centered around him. One of the biggest was solving the murder of his father. As for Sam I guesseveryone has a different opinion on this I find them coma inducing and ff their scenes. His scenes with Tea and Lucy were much better. And yes he did abandon his son he left his 2 year old… Read more »

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

You GH fans are incredible, You’s don’t own John McBain the character and from the article I read when the 3 were coming back to OLTL, ABC said that they don’t care if the 3 go back because the Anniversary was coming up and they had NO story lines for them, and they are giving them the option to come back to GH or stay on OLTL. Even if they do all go back they will NOT be going back as John Starr or “Todd” as PP owns those characters and they are OLTL! Let’s see how you GH fans… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

First of all Joliefan LET me remind you HOW it is that these 3 characters came to GH. It was cancelled then Prospect Park (LEASED) OLTL /AMC from ABCD and PP said they would be bringing OLTL/AMC online. In November 2011 it WAS PP that made the announcement that they WOULD NOT be bringing OLTL/AMC online. NOT one shred of a mention by PP in that statement that they would continue to work on this, DONE deal not happening! This brings us to GH the ONLY reason the 3 actors were NOT brought on as new characters was a way… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

OK Susan I am going to try to make this as simple as I can for you Blind Little ABC Sheep……1 PP BOUGHT the rights to AMC & OLTL they did NOT lease that shows And FYI when they BOUGHT the rights to both shows they BOUGHT everything that comes with them shows including CHARACTERS!!!!, It’s called checking your facts, you should do it sometime! PP Sent ME KA AND RH to LA to be on GH until they had everything in place for the shows to Return, Because John and “Todd’s” story lines ARE NOT OVER contrary to what… Read more »

Angela White
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Angela White

Joliefan Forever- I have read most of your comments and have to say- Who are you to Scream and Yell and chastize the GH fans? Remember, GH kept OLTL actors working when PP dropped the ball (for whatever reasons, they dropped the ball and left MANY actors, crew and writers out of work.) Yes, your show is coming back, Hooray! They can honestly take ALL their characters back and leave GH alone in my opinion, however, many OLTL fans came over to GH and love the characters there. I don’t think ABC owns the characters, just like PP doesn’t own… Read more »

Angela White
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Angela White

Quick Correction!- I just had to say, not all the GH fans are “sheep” and I am pretty sure NOT all the OLTL fans are bullies screaming at other fans!

Rhonda
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Rhonda

I agree I want him back on GH

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well let me see Angela, I KNOW FOR A FACT that ABC does NOT own the characters of John, Starr or “Todd”, All ABC owns is the contracts to 3 ACTORS. NO GH will not end up with OLTL’s characters in the end! GH and RC will end up trying to figure out how to take these 3 Actors that played 3 characters for a year and now explain how they look the same but are completely different ppl!! Have fun! It’s a GREAT THING NOT CARING WHAT YOU THINK OF ME! MOST GH fans on this topic are Good… Read more »

becky h
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becky h

Wouldn’t hold my breath on him coming back as McBain that character belongs to OLTL and needs to stay there, that would be unfair to the OLTL fans. If he wants to stay at Gh then more power to him but it should be as a new character, he could always resurrect Caleb or whoever. PP has plans for John and I doubt that includes a straight splitup with Natalie, especially considering the original plan was for Jolie to get married. GH has had the character for what a year? OLTL created the character and had him for 9-10 years.… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

I second what Becky said!

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

Ditto! The character of John McBain will always belong to OLTL. I wish Michael would reconsider and come back to OLTL but that’s his choice. The character of John McBain had more air time on OLTL than any other character. Essentially, he was the show’s MVP. OLTL fans deserve the character to come back. JOLIE is the best love story since Luke and Laura!

That being said, no one is better than Michael Easton.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

If Michael would play John McBain on OLTL and Caleb Morely on GH during the downtime, that would be great.

jim
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jim

I agree partially with you. John may have started with OLTL and have a connection there but that doesnt mean anything. Skye Chandler was a major character on AMC and then went to GH. She may not have left behind a kid but she still started on AMC. Many fathers dont live in the same town with their kids. I feel he could stay at GH as Caleb, and turn up missing as John which could work out for both shows. Natalie wasnt always with John and theyd probably, like most soap couples, wouldnt stay together anyway. Natalie and Sam… Read more »

Cassie
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Cassie

“Unfair” to OLTL fans? Are these fans aware that many GH fans, like myself, have been OLTL fans for decades? Also, having John,Todd, and Starr on GH allowed Llanview to continue. As GH ratings rose, so did PP’s chances of bringing OLTL back. Crossovers would be good for OLTL and let us not forget that for OLTL to succeed, it needs all the viewers it can get. How about all of us OLTL fans embrace everything that will help it succeed and welcome all viewers, including GH viewers? Jolie getting married was the plan for the past regime, there is… Read more »

Phil
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Phil

Uhm, Roger Howarth will be back as Todd Manning after a four week return to OLTL. It has been confirmed. I am sure that GH will be allowed to keep all three characters in the end. The updated OLTL cast list does not include John, does not include Star, and does not include Todd longterm.

Tali
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Tali

Totally agree Becky. Will miss Michael Easton but John McBain needs to stay in Llanview with Natalie & Liam. I don’t see much chemistry with KM myself. That may be because I’m such a hugh JOLIE fan!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Sorry Phil but you are wrong it has been confirmed that RH is Returning, there was NOTHING stating “Todd” was returning! GH fans really need to read the articles……PP owns the character and they DO NOT have to let “Todd” return to GH

ces
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ces

I want Michael Easton to stay on GH because I have no intention of watching the OLTL reboot. He has awesome chemistry with Kelly Monaco and belongs there with her.

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I think ME should be where he and he alone wants to be. I would prefer him going back to OLTL because he and Melissa Archer also had great chemist and he played in a lot of story lines so he was one of the leads. I don’t feel the attractio between ME and KM at all. However, I respect him highly as a person as well as an actor so I think if he is where he wants to be, he will shine more. The character of John Mcbaine should go back to OLTL and it would be fine… Read more »

Catherine Jydstrup
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Catherine Jydstrup

I’m loving McBain on GH. I like Easton, but I also like McBain, and it’d be fun to see him, Sam and Spinelli P.I.-ing up a storm in Port Charles.

judith
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judith

Since Canadians will be denied access to One Life To Live..I am so,hoping that Michael will stay with General Hospital..He and the others from One Life are the only reason that I even tuned into General Hospital at all..I watch the soap ONLY because of them..

susan M.
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susan M.

Double DITTO!!!!!!~

Elhu
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Elhu

I too, like many of those writing above am a long time GH and OLTL fan, and Michael Easton has always been one of my favorites. IMO, the most important point here, is that an excellent actor is out of work right now, because of contractual /character issues, and no one, especially he and his family are gaining from this, nor are the fans (whether they be for John McBain on OLTL or GH). Behind the scenes politics can really take a bite out of a storyline, not to mention out of someone’s livelihood, and that is truly sad. I… Read more »

Lora
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Lora

Please just get him back to General Hospital STAT Sam and Danny need him, he needs them!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

John has a son that NEEDS him! Let Sam find someone else to take over Jason’s role as Daddy to Danny!

Angela
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Angela

WOW! First of all “Joliefan” do you realize that these people are not real? As far as ME, RH and KA are concerned they are people. People who have lives, families and bills to pay. Do you think PP was going to pay them to sit around until they (PP) got their act together? To imply that PP “owns” anyone is absurd. Also if memory serves me right PP had one year to bring OLTL and AMC back or the rights would once again revert back to abc. I think that’s called “leasing”. Believe me no one was more angry… Read more »

Shari
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Shari

I like ME’s JMcB on GH though,he needs to go back to OLTL & settle things with Natalie & then fly back to Port Charles 😉

su0000
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su0000

lol he needs to settle nothing .. He has dealt with it and moved on..
He is no longer John of OL he is now McBain on GH ..
Why go back to the same old junk when John McBain has grown into a new and improved man, an awesome men living in Port Charles..

LOVE the new GH McBain it suits him well, very well..

Nicki
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Nicki

He does have to go back and settle things with Natalie since they do have a child together! Once he does that without Clint’s interference, then whatever happens whether good or bad, they do need to settle things! If they don’t get back together than there has to be some kind of an arrangement where he can see Liam while he is in Port Chuck! And you never know. maybe Melissa Archer might be in a few episodes of GH!

KateK
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KateK

I also feel that he has nothing to settle on OLTL. Im shocked to see that people think he does. If Natalie wasnt on the reboot would people want him to go back to OLTL? I really dont think PP will let him go back to GH. Also, they will keep Todd on OLTL, they won’t let him go, I can see it coming. This is why I won’t watch the new AMC or OLTL, PP is bulldogging these actors. I love them on GH, more then I ever did on OLTL.

Joanna
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Joanna

And I love these character much more on OLTL than GH. I feel like they stick out like a sore thumb on GH. And I hate to break this to you guys but John HAS HIS OWN SON LIAM living in Llanview. And the more he ignore his son the more unlikable he becomes. John is supposed to be such a good guy but he has not seen or even talked to his own 2 1/2 year little boy, what type of man would do that? The John I grew to like on OLTL would be fighting for his son… Read more »

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree with suOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s a Port Charles resident now! I like were his
character on GH ! New & Fresh! New START! He can do both. Settle up w/Natalie & get visiting rights to see Liam.

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

You have lost your mind su0000! Something that ALL of you GH fans need to Understand is this……..ABC DOES NOT OWN S**T! THEY DO NOT OWN THE CHARACTERS OF JOHN STARR OR “TODD” THOSE CHARACTERS BELONG TO PP, Now I hope that is cleared up and you GH fans stop acting like you are entitled to something you have no claim to! John is OLTL, He Originated the character and Played him for over 10 years so don’t say that he is no longer John of OLTL, HE WILL ALWAYS BE JOHN FROM OLTL! KateK, John has a SON what… Read more »

ces
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ces

agree SU!

su0000
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su0000

So what if he has son..
80% of the soap opera dads have a daughter/son and they do not see their father again until they are grown if even then..
It is soap opera and couples split , every month, with and without children and some of the children will never see their fathers… no big deal .. It is normal in soaps..
John is not the exception 🙂

Me/John belongs on GH .. nothing for him in OL .. that fell apart ..

Joanna
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Joanna

There is a lot more forb John in Llanview than there is for him in Port Charles. I’m not exactly even sure what he has there, but I know what he has in Llanview his son, Natalie and all of his good friends that have meant so much to him through the years. He would not even be able to see his brother Michael or mother because they belong to PP. And I’m sorry it looks bad that John hangs around Jason’s son while not seeing his own son. One of the things everyone loves about Patrick is he is… Read more »

Rita
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Rita

I watch both shows, and I like Michael Easton, but fighting this way isn’t right. I think Michael should do what is good for him. The Character John McBain belongs to OLTL, and if Michael wants to stay with GH it should be as a new Character. That would be like Tony Geary going to OLTL for a while and wanting to stay. He would need to go as another character other than Luke Spencer, because that character belongs to GH. Sharing the character makes more sense, but that would probably be too easy of a solution!

Tali
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Tali

su0000 – you are so wrong!

susan M.
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susan M.

I want to see him stay on GH too! Sharing the character makes a lot of sense
to me! His character has grown a lot since OLTL!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

You are going to be really pissed off su0000 when the REALITY that ABC does NOT own John McBain finally sinks in to your head

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Joanna I completely agree it is so refreshing to see someone who actually gets it!

jim
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jim

I agree with you. look how long it took Frisco to come back to see his daughter. it didnt seem to tarnish his character.

aria
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aria

omg this joliefan forever sounds more like psycho fan forever. look cray cray, your argument doesn’t hold up no matter how you spin it. clearly the actors don’t want to go back to oltl full time its obvious they want to stay at GH. yes, your right pp owns the characters but why are they so desperate to get all 3 characters back? i think its more about them wanting the actors back to play the characters. and tell me why isn’t Jessica being brought back? isn’t she a vital character? i don’t see any hoopla being made about that… Read more »

Evie
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Evie

I think they want these three because they want to benefit from their popularity on GH ans are hoping for GH viewers to tune into OLTL. Your point is valid.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ana Only if I cared what you think! My argument as a matter of fact all OLTL fans arguments are FACT, See unlike you good little Sheep I and MANY MANY MANY others have followed PP since day 1, So I have read EVERYTHING unlike you GH fans whom only started Well Trying to read anyways, Since it has “affected” your show, Which you have your Precious ABC to thank for that! Facts are Facts Sweetheart and you can ignore them or not but the FACTS remain! Ya wanna know why OLTL fans seem so “crazy” or “Emotional” Or whatever,… Read more »

Melissa
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Melissa

I hope he will be able to go back to work soon. Love the character of John McBain on GH and Michael Easton is a good fit on GH

susan M.
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susan M.

I agree. They should cut the bull and bring Michael Easton back to work on Gh & OLTL!!!!

Leticia
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Leticia

I want to see him on both soaps. Michael Easton is such a huge talent , I’m sure we will see more of John on TV. Such a adorable picture! Michael , in joy your time off with family!

Torrey
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Torrey

Hope to see him in Llanview. I want John back with Natalie & Liam!!!

Terri
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Terri

That would make oltl perfect for me.

Joanna
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Joanna

For me too!

Tali
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Tali

and ME!

Dawn
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Dawn

I would also love to see that. I’m looking forward to OLTL coming back and Michael as John would only make it better.

Most importantly, Michael Easton seems to be one of the nicest guys on television, so I hope everything works out well for him.

susan M.
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susan M.

I have alway’s liked John with Natalie. It has been a rollercoaster with their
relationship. On again,off again. Will they STAY together this time if there is a next ti me. I wish they would stay together once & for all and stop breaking up!

susan M.
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susan M.

Natalie doesn’t want to see John because of the picture Todd sent her a while ago of John kissing Sam…Clint is preventing him from seeing them both. He can do both!

Torrey
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Torrey

And that right there is the reason why he needs to be back in LLanview…..can you imagine the juicy stories and confrontations that would go down between Clint, Natalie & John?! It would be sooooo good… : )

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Susan if you know anything at all about Jolie, Her getting a Picture of him kissing Sam would be NOTHING! PLEASE! They have been threw WAY WORSE and survived, Sam would NOT do anything to JOLIE…..And John would NEVER Ever Let Clint or anyone else keep him from his son…..RC and GH are trying to ruin the character of John McBain!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

And Me too! JOLIE and Liam forever! Let GH bring back Jason for Sam and Danny John has his Own Family in LLanview P.A.!

Tina Gray
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Tina Gray

Oh please. Please. I’m a GH fan, but I’m also a One Life to Live fan. Haven’t we been hurt enough????? Can’t we please have our show – and our actors back? Please?????

aria
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aria

no, request denied, lol, just kidding.

erin
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erin

Uh…the actors dont belong to OL, they are free to be on any show they want. The characters are part of OL history and can be recast or, if PP is smart they will allow the characters to relocate to Port Charles (GH) just like people do in real life.

Joanna
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Joanna

If PP is smart they will KEEP THEIR CHARACTER’s for the reboot. Whatever the actors decide to do is up to them, but my days of watching GH are over. Any show that hypes Genie Francis’s return and than ignores her will not get my viewership anymore. And with OLTL back I don’t need to get my soap fix there.

Chloe
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Chloe

No one is ignoring Genie Francis. She has a huge storyline coming up. The writers are weaving tales for all characters. Sometimes you see some more than others and then it reverses. It keeps the momentum going and keeps the show interesting.

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Great post Joanna!!! I am also amazed how un-loyal GH fans are! They are all over these boards making comments like if The 3 from OLTL leaves GH will collapse, and making such a fuss over characters they don’t own and barely saying anything about all the Alumni that are coming back Alumni mind you that MADE THAT SHOW, If I were the Alumni or even the actors on the show now I would be disgusted at the way they are acting!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

BTW Erin, Your precious ABC had NO RIGHT to contract actors to play Characters they did not own epically knowing that their use of these characters was LIMITED. The characters are PART OF OLTL NOT JUST IT’S HISTORY no matter how much you want it to be that way! It so amazes me that you GH fans only think about yourselves, Recast them, Who cares if that is not what the OLTL fans want! You’s screamed BLOODY EFFEN MURDER Over the Chick that Plays Elizabeth Leaving, and her character was going to be recast, so it is not ok for… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Thank Jolie fan I feel the same way you do.

Aria
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Aria

Cray cray usually agree with each other! And koliefanfirever is as cray cray as they get !

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Aria, if your going to try to get in to this Convo Might I suggest you first learn how to Spell! Sarcasm is not Cray ((EYE ROLL)) or Bullying, it is obviously a concept many GH fans don’t get!

Pen
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Pen

There’s a big ol’ grammar and punctuation beam in your eye, Joliefan.

Marcia
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Marcia

I think he could make a visit back to OLTL once in a while, but I really think he should stay with GH.

susan M.
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susan M.

DITTO!

su0000
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su0000

Michael belongs on GH .. He has started a new life/career there.. With OLTL he was not used very much, just the same old crap for him year after year, he never grew on OL .. He’d only end up being Nat’s and the Buchanan’s underdog.. With GH Michael has grown into an awesome John!! He is now a GH Star!! and LOVED!! He is a star on GH.. And he never was a star in OLTL, he was just John nothing special but on GH he rocks!!!! Selfish people think of what they want and not what ME would… Read more »

aria
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aria

good point.

erin
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erin

This is so true. All you have to do is look at his appearance on OL the past couple of years. He did not look healthy or happy – rather that the show/role was killing him and he was wasting away.

On GH he looks magnificent – healthy, happy, alive. Clearly everything about the move to CA, the show, the co-stars and the storyline appeal to him. No wonder he has ‘no plans to return to OL’. Why would he want to? Allow him to shine on GH – it will be good for the show and good for him!

Kymberleigh
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Kymberleigh

They all looked miserable the last few years on ABC, it was horrible there, but now it is not being done by them, all the actors are saying how nice it is there so he would not be wasting away, Prospect Park let those characters go on GH because they were still working on reviving the soaps with the stipulation that when they were up and running they would come to OLTL and abc agreed (KA was never going to go back full time but said up for every once in awhile & RH was not announced because they suspended… Read more »

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

@ Erin you do realize that, they had him playing a man on the edge after “Losing” the son he thought he had and losing the love of his life, John went on a Downward spiral with Alcohol , And before that all the Crap with YUCKY and her losing their child etc. Second he was SENT TO LA and GH because PP wanted to keep him, RH ,and KA working while they finalized everything for OLTL so they could have them come back and play them PIVOTAL characters IT WAS UR PRECIOUS ABC THAT DID NOT ABIDE BY THE… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

What show were you watcing Michael was a top player on OLTL. John Mcbain had one big story after another. On GH he has been boring and has no direction, no family and no ties. And he seems like a jerk leaving HIS SON LIAM and not seeing him for 8 months.

Gentry Ashmore
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Gentry Ashmore

DITTO!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Double Ditto!!! 🙂

ces
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ces

totally agree with you Su.

susan M.
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susan M.

I have mixed feelings on this situation! Visit Llanview but stay on GH ..

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

BOY su0000 you got some effen nerve! So when did you become ME’s Agent? Or better yet his confidant? Do you talk to him on a Daily basis? My guess would be NO to all questions….Michael Easton is and always was a MAIN PLAYER on OLTL so you can take your NON KNOWLEDGE self and shove off! There were plenty of times during the 10 + years on OLTL that if he was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo unhappy and bored that he could have said No thank you to OLTL and walked away, BUT SURPRISE he didn’t did he?? I love how you… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

You do realize that you’re coming off as a total and unhinged lunatic, don’t you?

Aria
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Aria

Joliefan forever if there’s anyone who sounds out of their rockers, it’s you! What are u on ?cause u sound cray cray! Look, take hour pill, chil because no matter what we want its now up to ME and where he wants to work and play who ever he ends up playing. You just make no sense with your argument. You sound cray cray n more cray cray.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ah More comments from Aria! You should be proud your a GH fan and you got something Right! Bravo to you! Now I will tell you what you got right, Are you paying attention? Michael is the only one that can make that decision…..All you ppl see is Caleb and Livvie, I see a Man that is a first time dad, not being able to spend as much time with his little girl as he would like because Taping for a Soap on a Network is extremely Hectic and the actors barely get any time off to spend quality time… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

I want nothing more than to have John back in Llanview with his son, Liam and Natalie. They belong together. Whether that means Michael stays on in the role he created or they recast the role. I want nothing but the best for Michael Easton! I adore him(and his little girl is just the cutest little girl ever)! The character of John belongs on One Life to Live! One life to live fans deserve to have THEIR characters back!

KateK
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KateK

You said what you want, what about what Michael Easton wants? It is his life, ya know? BTW the character of John was hardly used on OLTL, on GH he has become a star. Why would he want to do an online show when he can be on tv? Thats why most of the OLTL cast didnt sign back on.

Joanna
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Joanna

She said she wants John back on OLTL, she didn’t say it had to be ME. And once again did you actually watch OLTL ME was always in the top 3 on appearances. And had many stories centered around him. On GH he seems more like wallpaper. And actually a majority of the major players have already signed on to OLTL including ES, JVD, RSW, HBS, KD, MA, FL and RS. And AMC have most of their big names back. By the way I wouldn’t put PP down GH fans might need them when ABC finds a cheaper replacement.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

Are you serious with this response? “John was hardly used on OLTL?” Ridiculous! Of course he was used! Michael’s episode count as John McBain were among the HIGHEST! As for what I originally said , go back and re read it! I adore Michael Easton and will support him on WHATEVER he chooses to do, but the CHARACTER he portrays belongs on OLTL! I have no problem with Michael on GH, but make him a NEW character. None if this would be happening right now IF that had happened from the get go! This is on ABC , by trying… Read more »

boes
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boes

You’re kidding, right? Most of the OLTL cast DID sign back on. One Life to Live Cast List: Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks) Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer) Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan) Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan) Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans) Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth) Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado) Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning) Erika Slezak (Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord Buchanan) Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan) Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord) Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning) Tuc Watkins (David Vickers) Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan) Most of the ones who didn’t had more than run their time on the show and others had moved on to… Read more »

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

How do you know what ME wants? OH that’s right I forgot the ABC Spokesman said so, Funny if he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy being on GH and does NOT want to go back to OLTL why didn’t ABC let him say it? Why did they tell the actors not to speak to the Media but then “Make statements for them” Smarten up this is all ABC pulling their same sneaky shady s**t they always do! He was hardly used on OLTL huh? Really?? Let’s see he is the Chief Of Detectives for LVPD he is also the Owner of Rodi’s,… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

You are right John MCBain belongs on and is needed on OLTL.

Tali
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Tali

Thank you Cheryl – Totally Agree!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Ditto!

Bruce
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Bruce

I would like him to come back to OLTL full time if possible but if that can’t happen then i’d like to see him come back for a visit to finish up some loose ends there with Natalie before heading back to Port Charles on GH! I like what he said on FB and the picture is cute!

Rose
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Rose

John needs to be back with Natalie and Liam. The build up was way to intense to not let it carry on..the chemistry between John and Natalie so tangable…John come home. 🙂

Joanna
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Joanna

I agree he needs to come back to his son and the woman he has loved for the last 10 years Natalie.

susan M.
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susan M.

They are on the outs again!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

BRAVO! Completely agree!!!!

Judith
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Judith

Looking forward to seeing him back on GH. I think he’s a better fit with the GH cast. I so love the undeniable chemistry between him and Kelly Monaco. They sizzle. I could never see his “John” with Melissa Archer’s “Natalie”. Just not a good fit. There was no spark, so sizzle, kinda boring actually. Was so happy when the writers began to pair him with Kelly.

Moviegal
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Moviegal

I agree, Judith. It’s time for both McBain and Sam to move forward in their lives – I see no reason for him to return to OLTL, especially since he doesn’t want to go. That hot, hot, hot chemistry he has with Sam is palpable – and I think he’s really been delightful on GH – he fits in so well with the rest of the cast there.

Joanna
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Joanna

If he wants to stay than they can create a new character for GH. And sorry him and KM just bore me to tears. John had more spark when Tea was in town and with Lucy than he has with Sam. I find myself ff through John and Sam scenes!

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Joanna Great post!!!!!!! PPL that want to see him and KM can watch Port Charles over and over on Youtube!

erin
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erin

People who want to see John & Natalie (aka Jokie) can watch them over and over on YT. They are over!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Nah that’s ok I can and WILL watch them on OLTL, raising their son and Planning their wedding!

sand
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sand

He needs to go back to OLTL it is a kick in the teeth to his former cast mates that he isn’t back there already, He’s not really integrated into GH in the same way as OLTL

KateK
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KateK

What about all the other actors who didn’t sign back on, are they screwing over their castmasts as well? Michael Easton owes the fans nothing,. BTW he is way better on GH.

Cheryl
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Cheryl

What other actors are you referring to? 90 percent of the OLTL cast are the ORIGINAL actors!! Reading is fundamental!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

LMFAO @ Reading is Fundamental!

Joanna
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Joanna

Without Bo John is not as likable.

Jen
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Jen

Michael was one of the first to sign with PP a year ago. You can’t fault him for moving forward with his life. He’s moved out to Cali with his family now. I’m ecstatic that OLTL is being brought back but it’s a year to late for Michael.

Joanna
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Joanna

I’m fine with Michael moving on, but John needs to be recast than and return to Llanview.

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Who are all you ppl to actually give answers for Michael!? None of you’s know him personally and most don’t know anything or very very little about his character because they never watched OLTL but RUN their mouths like they are some kind of Authority oh him and his Character and what he wants to do!

erin
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erin

Want Michael on GH as #McBain. Let Liam belong to Brody and Natalie and call it a day. He fits so much better and there is so much more potential for him on GH – bigger canvas, new characters interactions, network TV show, chemistry with Kelly Monaco (which is off the charts), and excellent EP and HW who know his talent and style. It would be a major step backwards and a complete waste of his ability and popularity to be on a 30 min online soap, 4 days a week with 5 week arcs. Just typing that last sentence… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Oh so OLTL just needs to bow down to GH I don’t think so. LIAM IS JOHN’S SON and why should that change for GH. ABC kicked OLTL fans in the teeth enough and trying to steal one of OLTL’s characters is going one step to far. And to be honest I have not seen much potential for John on gh he seems rather aimless to me. On OLTL we got to know his brother, mother, sister in law, cousin an even his father. On GH he is like a jerky nomad who up a abondons his son. And in… Read more »

Gillian
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Gillian

Joanna, I know you are invested in the character of John but I am more invested in the Actor. PP is keeping this man from earning a living, taking away his livelihood. I read elsewhere that a sticking point is PP insisting that the actors pay their airfare to work on OLTL. That has nothing to do with ABC and is all PP. They are hurting real people, with real families to support. I get that you love John, Natalie, Liam. You want the character on OLTL and only OLTL. You blame ABC. Right now, it is PP who is… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Gillian this is once again on ABC because they can just make him a new character. I wan he best for OLTL and that includes having their best character.

Susan
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Susan

Michael Easton belongs on GH! LUV ME on GH! It has been very obvious who is at fault for this mess and it is PP. It was PP that announced in Nov 2011 that they would NOT be able to bring OLTL/AMC online. In that statement it was very clear done deal was NOT going to happen. The reason these three actors came on GH as the same characters from OLTL was a tribute to that soap and fans of OLTL.( FV said this in an interview.) I think all of us should realize it would have been way easier… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Actually PP always said they were going to try to get OLTL and AMC back. They loaned those characters to GH to keep the show in peoples minds with the understanding as soon as they were able to get up and running they would get their characters back. And to be honest it appears Roger is doing both shows, and the way they tape its not that bad for te actors. Also CT is only a train ride from NY or a short car ride. Thorston Kaye seems to have no problem with it. Also PP is not forcing ME… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

NO Joanna you are WRONG I read the statement put out by PP November 2011 and also read all of the backlash from soap fans that read it. So obviously PP was very clear it was a done deal wasn’t going to happen. What I find WAY out of line is YOU are MAKING things up. NEVER was their a statement by PP that the reason they loaned these characters to GH was to keep OLTL in peoples minds while PP got it together to bring OLTL online. PURE NONSENSE! For ANYONE that has a BRAIN there is NO way… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Susan you need to slow your roll~! YOU are the one that needs to learn to read it was REPORTED that even tho PP was not able to Get everything done MAINLY the Guilds contracts and backing fell threw due to no fault of their own! YOU ARE THE ONE THAT MAKES STUFF UP TO JUSTIFY ABC DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING! IF YOU ACTUALLY KNEW HOW TO READ YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS ALL HAPPENING BECAUSE OF ABC!!! FOR YOU TO THINK THAT ABC & GH WOULD NOT PUT THEMSELVES INTO A SITUATION LIKE THAT, THEN I HAVE… Read more »

Rita
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Rita

Erin, ABC dropped the ball when they cancelled OLTL, then PP fumbled the ball when they couldn’t get everything put together in such a short time. I didn’t see the contract between ABC and PP about the 3 characters coming to GH, so don’t really know who to blame for what is happening right now. I feel bad for the 3 actors, because they just want to work and make a living. Actors can be replaced, and it is done all of the time, but the characters need to stay with the shows that they were created for!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Tali! I agree! Michael is an awesome Actor…..And your right this entire mess is all on ABC. What really aggravates me is the Entitlement Attitude that GH fans have! And then to have the nerve to call OLTL fans Selfish because we want the Character of John McBain back ((Preferably for me with ME)) but that Decision is up to him and him alone! His post sounds like he is enjoying spending time with his daughter, she is the only child he has, I find it very Selfish of GH fans to want him to go back to… Read more »

Susan
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Susan

Joliefan Forever It is clear by your attacks on my comments and others that you and your friend Joanna are only on here to bash people. Your rantings go from one extreme to another. It was pure nonsense the way you were contradicting yourself and it was a complete waste of time to respond to you or Joanna. That is why I didn’t respond. There is NO need to go back and forth,you believe what you believe. It is also very apparent you think everybody else doesn’t know what they are talking about. There is one thing all of us… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Get off the Innocent Act Susan you are the one that attacked Joanna…..”NO Joanna you are WRONG”…..Look ^^^^^^^ about 6 posts and Read YOUR Ignorant Attacking Post to Joanna! Which is what you GH fans do When FACTS that yous can not disprove are put up in your face! All the facts that have been PUT UP IN YOUR FACES not once have ANY OF YOU’S Countered it with FACTS! Wanna know why because you have none all you have is this entitlement feeling because your Network has lied to you and them 3 actors from the get go. And… Read more »

Laura
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Laura

I wait with baited breath each day to hear when Michael Easton & John. McBam are the perfect couple on GH and the best one to come on in years. Kelly Monaco & Michael Easton have the type of chemistry you don’t find very often.

Patty
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Patty

McBain has been fabulous on GH. I think there’s “more work” for him in Port Charles vs. Llanview, but I think he will need to go back and forth between the two and arrive in Llanview now & then. It would be nice if he could do both. I’m worried that not many cast members are listed for OLTL. Michael has done a wonderful job recreating Caleb. Do you think Caleb will take “John’s” place in Port Charles and the “real John” will go back to Llanview. OLTL has no claims on Caleb! Michael words were very heart-warming. It was… Read more »

Lin
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Lin

I can see Starr going back and forth. Visiting PC but living in Llanview or visa versa. I’d actually like to see her lving in PC and visiting Llanview. I defi. like Todd better in PC. He’s funnier there and I’m sick of T. and B. But I hope Michael will be given a large role in OLTL. I Vampire story line, while not his fault, is horrible. But it’s not fair that he’s not allowed to work on GH and OLTL hasn’t started production. I think they should have been allowed to stay until OL begins production. I think… Read more »

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

How do you know their not?? You have no idea what is going on behind the scenes none of us do….

Lin
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Lin

When you say, “how do i know they are not?” I am not sure which part of my post you are referring to. If you are referring to -how do I know that Prospect Park is not paying them?- Michael Easton posted this on his page: “THANK YOU… …your kind words of support mean the world to me. No word yet on when we might return to work but the fridge is stocked, the bills are paid, and I get to spend lots of precious time with my little girl.” When he says this, I have to assume he is… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Gee LIN let’s look at what you said Michael Said……. “THE FRIDGE IS STOCKED, BILLS ARE PAID, AND I GET TO SPEND LOTS OF PRECIOUS TIME WIT MT LITTLE GIRL” Where in that does he say that he is not getting paid? You know what they say about ASSuming something right???
BTW Getting to spend LOTS OR PRECIOUS TIME with his daughter I bet is going to be very appealing to Him when it comes to PP and the WAY LESS HECTIC SCHEDULE something ABC can’t match!

Joanna
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Joanna

As much as I like Michael Easton if he decides to stay on GH he has to do it as another character. John McBain belongs to OLTL! The character of John belongs with his family Natalie and Liam. Plus his good friends Bo, Nora, Blair, Tea and even David. So far I’m very impressed at the returning cast of OLTL and AMC and would love Michael to come home to Llanview as John just like Thorston Kaye is going back to pinevalley. But if he decided not to than lets get a really good recast of John. But I will… Read more »

erin
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erin

Bye-bye Joanna…we won’t miss ya. GH really only needs GH fans: welcoming the new while honoring the traditions of the past. Seems like you are the loudest (and lone) voice for OL/PP. Enjoy your 30 min web soap 4x a week. Keep the McBain character since he seems to be a obsessive focus for you…it won’t be anything w/o Easton and thankfully he won’t have to endure the torture that was Jokie.

Joanna
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Joanna

Well Erin I guess GH can afford to lose fans, if that trend continues trust me with how rxpensive the show is to produce it will be ABC that says bye-bye to GH. And actually I want OLTL to have all 3 of their characters back and away from the mess GH has made of them. But this convo happened to be about ME which is why he was the main focus. And I love ME but he is a 46 year old actor and I’m sure PP can cast a new John with some fresh blood that will pull… Read more »

Dawn
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Dawn

She’s hardly the only voice. I love Michael Easton. I’ve followed him since his time on Days of Our Lives. I have quit watching GH because I can’t watch the character destroyed anymore. I fell in love with John on OLTL and he isn’t remotely the same character. If Michael wants to stay on GH then I want him to be able to do that, but as another character because he’s really playing another character already. John McBain belongs on OLTL.

Joliefan forever
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Joliefan forever

Ya know Erin you are AWFULLY Cocky for someone who’s show was SAVED BECAUSE OF OLTL Fans watching that CRAPPY SHOW! That’s right we will enjoy watching our 30 minute NO COMMERCIALS One Life To Live 5 days a week til it gets picked up by a Network and their a few that are all ready interested Mrs Know so Much! OH and by the way Erin your show is only a Half hour long as their are a half hour of commercials so keep getting cocky it is so fun to watch you little Blind ABC Sheep, Just blindly… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

Joanna you keep posting because I totally agree with 99% of what you are saying. I love OLTL and Michael Easton and watched GH in the day, but its been boring and only started watching again because OL characters and that didn’t last long – BORRRRRIng. You GH fans can have Michael Easton, but I too want John McBain in Llanview!

Joanna
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Joanna

Thank you Tali and I agree with everything you wrote.

Shawna
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Shawna

I disagree that the OLTL characters and fans saved General Hospital and you have nothing to back up that statement unless it’s just your opinion but you stated it as FACT!! That’s some crazy thinking…the ratings have been increasing but have taken their biggest jump long after the OLTL characters joined and the show has had an influx of returning veterans, better writing and turned into an ensemble. As a GH fan, I will be the first to admit it was in poor condition before Ron and Frank too over. I don’t believe OLTL fans or actors saved GH. I… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Sorry Shawna Wasn’t me I don’t watch GH, So why would I want MA to go to a Show I don’t watch?? Sorry Chick the only ones that FEEL ENTITLED TO ME is GH fans WE OLTL FANS WANT JOHN MCBAIN BACK I KNOW IT’S HARD FOR GH FANS TO DISTINGUISH THAT FACT that ME and John Mabain are different see since one is an actual person and the other is a CHARACTER! It’s so funny how you GH fans think that everything Michael says is directed to JUST GH FANS like ME has no other fans at all except… Read more »

Shawna
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Shawna

You don’t watch GH, You don’t watch GH…Happy Dance!! Thank you Soap Gods!!!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yea I watch shows that are ACTUALLY GOOD and GH is Definitely not one of them!

Lynn
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Lynn

Wow reading this i’m like what? John Mcbain was created on OLTL for Micheal Easton to Play on OLTL, the character belongs to OLTL not GH I’ve hated every minute John Mcbain has been on GH’s they made his character so OOC on GH it was almost painful to watch, i quit watching GH made me sad what they did to the OLTL characters……I want them back home to Llanview…..I cant imagine John being played by anyone but ME either

Joanna
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Joanna

What she said!

Emily
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Emily

I’m a fan of both OLTL and GH and enjoyed his storylines of John McBain more on OLTL. So far not into any of the s/l that’s been given to him on GH.

I agree, Lynn and Joanna!:)

Tali
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Tali

Yes!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

TRIPLE DITTO!!! 🙂

Bpj
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Bpj

Agree 100%

Brenda
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Brenda

Totally agree. GH has a lot of good characters to use in the storylines. John needs to go back to OLTL. If ME doesn’t want to do it that is fine but John doesn’t belong on GH.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Nice Brenda! So Refreshing to have someone that understands that John McBain does not mean ME!

Maria
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Maria

Michael Easton already said via his management that he has no current plans to return to OLTL. So talking about him returning to that show is a moot point. Easton clearly defines “going back to work” as “going back to General Hospital.” I personally prefer him on General Hospital because I think the character of John McBain has livened up and become more interesting as a result of interactions with new characters. I also adore Easton’s chemistry with Kelly Monaco. Regardless of what I prefer though, it is simply unfair for Prospect Park to keep Michael Easton at home when… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

PP is not stopping ME from working GH can just create a new character for him to play. PP just wants their character John back. Oh and good luck with any character Ron creates, he is not good at doing that.

Callie
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Callie

Yes, they are doing just that. Please do more research. PP won’t allow GH to use him as another character now.

melissa
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melissa

I am a gh fan and I agree john belongs to OLTL, plus Ron can’t write, I never thought I would miss Guza but damn looking at the mess Ron has turn gh into I dont know who would want him writing for them! Ron cant write his way out of a paper bag if it can with an arrow pointing : this way out!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Callie you need to do research GH can not USE ME to Play JOHN on GH, RC is the one that is not making a different character for him and please don’t try that oh it takes time crud cause he came up with Vic JR and A very short period of time!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great posts Melissa and Joanna! I completely agree 1000% Melissa You hit the nail on the head , RC is most definitely the worst Writer in Daytime! Look how long it took us to find out who Rex’s dad was, The Stacy and the B.O.B ((Bag of Blood)) S/L was Ridiculous….Taking over a Year to reveal the Marty changed Natalie’s results and John is Liam’s father was OMG!! The 2 Todd S/L is the MOST RIDICULOUS STORY EVER WRITTEN! And he takes other shows Story lines and tries to Tweek them just enough to say “Oh look at what I… Read more »

Debbie
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Debbie

I totally agree with you Joanna! PP is coming across as nothing but bullies! To think I considered watching the reboots but they just lost a TON of viewers with this nonsense!!

Joanna
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Joanna

Amen Melissa! I saw the character destruction on OLTL and now am witnessing it again on GH. The man is a horrible writer who is completely full of himself. Most of his stories are half baked and plot point driven, not character driven as a good story should be. He under uses key players and jumps all over story wise. And I do not see PP as bullies I see them as protecting their investment ABC are the bullies who have never had respect for their daytme drama’s.

Jen
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Jen

I adore Michael Easton. This note the fans was so kind as we’ve been waiting on pins and needles for some kind of news. And to give us reassurance that everything is OK and a picture with his daughter just speaks volumes as to this mans character. I would love nothing more than to have him stay on GH at McBain but if that’s not possible I’ll take him in any role they want. Just keep him on GH! It’s his home now.

andrew
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andrew

I think that both shows are being very shortsighted… and should just share the characters which will benefit both shows in the long run especially since OLTL will be shooting in such relatively short schedules. PP is probably (understandably) upset because the Llanview Three have been through so much this past year that they may have trouble fitting back into Llanview.. Fortunately Todd fits in so easily everywhere that he can return without a problem. But John has really become an integral part of GH and while I think he should go back to Llanview to do some scenework with… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

Actually PP offered to share its ABC that is the problem. And what life has John started in Port Charles? He has no family there and just seems to float around town. And his relationship with Natalie and his son Liam is not ruined he just needs to actually talk to her. It actually would be a good story for PP to do. John fighting to get his family back would be an awesom story. As for Starr killing off her family was beyond sick. And having her away from her family with no interaction is heartbreaking. But once again… Read more »

Cheryl
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Cheryl

What she said!!

su0000
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su0000

It would be very hard to write for 3 shared.. Starr, Todd, and John have lives and ‘loves’ in GH/Port Charles.. How could Todd be with Carly on Monday and Thursday and Fridays and with Blair on on Monday and Tuesdays lol .. won’t work.. Thing is they are no longer John, Starr and John of OL they are now Todd, Starr and John of GH.. sharing will not work .. And why would they want to go to a 30 minute 3 day a week show on the internet when they could be with #1 GH, an established soap… Read more »

Joanna
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Joanna

OK fine then they stay on GH as new characters!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

You do realize that these ppl lived in NY ya know the East Coast for DECADES Right?
BTW How could RH be on GH on Monday and OLTL on Mondays?? It’s called proof reading you should try it!

andrew
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andrew

Also want to add that PP should be grateful that Ron and Frank on GH kept OLTL in the fans minds for the past year. And all of this talk of the show is great free press for them… they literally couldn’t ask for better PR. 🙂

Rita
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Rita

I agree with you Andrew — both shows are getting PR out of all of this mess. Maybe that is their plan! The fans are the ones that are getting so upset. Both shows are in a better place than they were 2 years ago when they were talking about cancelling both of them. Who knows with ABC, GH could be with PP in a year or so. Hulu has a nice size screen, and I watch GH there when I miss it during the day. It won’t be long now and we will see if PP has kept our… Read more »

Pen
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Pen

Trust me, PP isn’t happy about the PR it’s getting from this debacle. Or if they are, they’re completely hopeless morons. From my perspective, they’ve really screwed their own pooch.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

And what Pooch would that be? The mighty GH fans? The same fans whom almost got their show cancelled before the 3 characters from OLTL brought the OLTL fans and Saved your show! You can ignore it or not but facts are facts!!!

yummy
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yummy

I never paid much attention to John on OLTL, but I adore him on GH. ME is such an endearing and versatile actor I have come to find out. i really hope he’s heading back to GH soon.

su0000
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su0000

John is no exception to a broken marriage with a child..
In every soap all the families are broken and the children are seldom seen or heard of again until they mature to teen and even then they may never return..
Liam may become a memory, most do .
John and Nat are over, he took care of that ended it GH,
he only wants liam, not Natalie..
again, all soap couples part and their babies vanish for 20 years ,,

Joanna
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Joanna

Well there is Patrick who is a great Dad, sadly GH kills off too many of their children. And on soaps no break up is ever perm. And lets admitt it the way the did it withJohn and Natalie was really dumb. And if GH is such a wonderful show that has miracle powers that even seems to some to make ME look younger (sorry I don’t see it he looks 46) than why did Steve Burton leave and go to YR and why is Julie Bergman leaving.

Emily
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Emily

Steve Burton wanted to move to Nashville and try something different after 25 years of Jason. Julie wanted to try something different after seven and a half years. It happens. Actors want to try new things. Good luck to them. GH has close to three million viewers now. More power to them! They are doing a lot right.

Dawn
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Dawn

Not the really great ones. They get soras’ed. LOL

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Emily that is what was told to you! Why would an actor who has a HUGE following on a show and played the same character on that show for 25 years SUDDENLY decide to Leave! So he wanted to move to Nashville? But stayed in LA and go to another show in a very short period of time for someone who said one of the reasons why he was leaving GH was because he wanted to spend more time with his family and Then WHAMO he is on Y&R…….Yea there is more to that story! Just like I am sure… Read more »

Scott Paquin
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Scott Paquin

He is a class act!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Yes he is I completely Agree!

Shawna
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Shawna

I find all these OLTL statements about how GH fans, who have come to love John, Todd, and Starr on GH, have to give them up because they are OLTL characters and belong to OLTL. However, a year ago when Prospect Park faltered all those same OLTL fans were telling GH fans to deal with the OLTL characters that they were happy OLTL was going to live on in some capacity. So, according to OLTL fans it’s all about what is good for them, hell, if this reboot didn’t get off the ground with PP ~ you all would still… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

Hopefully Michael Easton will be back to GH asap but not as John! Sam can have him as someone else. I don’t see the chemistry with KM that so many talk about but I did see it with Melissa Archer. Too each his own. Good Luck to ME on whatever the outcome.

Anna
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Anna

Shawna,, You made an absolute EXCELLENT point! Many OLTL fans were very happy John (along with Todd and Starr) came over to GH a year ago because it allowed Llanview to live on during a time when everyone that OLTL was dead and buried. And then when other OLTL characters like Blair and Tea came OLTL fans wanted more of then. There was an uproar from OLTL fans when Kassie Depavia was not given a contract. But it didn’t end there OLTL fans wanted the Tomas story on GH, the wanted Trevor St, John to come over so that the… Read more »

Eve
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Eve

You are so right! Been a fan of both shows for 35 years. These self proclaimed OLTL fans bashing GH fans are proving how nasty and narrow minded they are. One above flat out said she doesn’t care about the real life actor, only the fictional character. What?!? She floods this board as do two others ranting and raving. These “fans” are giving OLTL a bad name. It is insane. I know the internet allows people to hide in the shadows but it would be nice if they would jump into the light and take a good hard look at… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Excuse me Eve, You GH fans should not come on here trying to act like you’s have some ENTITLEMENT to Characters that you don’t own! Second Don’t go lumping up everyone in one category here chick! YOU GH FANS NEED TO LEARN TO READ! Us wanting JOHN MCBAIN back is wrong in your eyes? OH WELL PP & OLTL OWN THE RIGHTS TO THAT CHARACTER! SEE it is YOU GH fans that can’t seem to separate Michael Easton from his Character of John McBain, If you’s did you would see that OLTL fans want the character of John McBain If… Read more »

Shawna
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Shawna

I am amazed at your attitude Joliefan forever and you attacking us GH fans and putting words in our mouths. I am not a blind ABC sheep, I am not someone who does not know the difference between Michael Easton and his character or someone who wants him to sit at home and be depressed. Do you know how to listen or just run your mouth? I donated money to the causes of keeping OLTL and AMC on the air and reversing the decision to cancel them. It’s awful that fans like you make me regret that decision. You want… Read more »

Carol
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Carol

I wonder how PP will work with the story lines that GH gave the three OLTL characters. Todd is supposed to have killed Victor, the whole Natalie and John issue and Star losing her family. If the characters have to leave GH and they are recast for OLTL I will be very disapointed and I will miss them. I have come to really enjoy them on GH. I was a long time OLTL fan, it was the one story I never missed but I am not sure I will even be watching it online. It is a cool idea and… Read more »

heidi
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heidi

I am first and foremost a GH fan! Secondly an OLTL fan. I hope Michael Easton gets to do whatever is best for he and his family first and foremost!!! If ABC and PP are smart they will work it out and let him do both if that is what he wants to do. I love him on either one or both. I would really like to see him and Anna work together more… but I do love him working with Bo. As for the Natalie and Liam situation… it is not like he didn’t try to see them. I… Read more »

Dinah
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Dinah

Need go back to OLTL

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

DITTO

Pen
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Pen

At first glance I thought, ‘Wow, well, there seems to be quite a bit of support for the OLTL side here.’ Then I looked more closely and saw that all of those messages were pretty much coming from one person. I’m happy to see the majority agree the character of John McBain works better at GH, because I agree with them. I also agree that it’s nothing new under the soapy sun to have a father estranged from his child (although John never wanted that to happen — that was all down to Natalie and HER father). Characters start new… Read more »

Kris
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Kris

I totally agree with you.

Tali
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Tali

DISAGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pen
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Pen

That’s your prerogative. You’ve made your position very clear. I happen to disagree with you.

Christina
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Christina

He is one of the only actors from OLTL that has the least ties to Landview. I definitely agree, his character is a lot edgier at GH. You can stay at GH.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Are you serious with that comment? John is the Owner of Rodi’s, He has a Son and a Fiance, Friends, Family, and ppl he considers family, And he is the Chief of Detectives for LVPD!

jim
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jim

We keep hearing PP wants Todd and John for OLTL so what about Starr?

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well Starr’s “S/l” was done on OLTL and she moved to LA with Hope Langston and Markko then Cole showed Up……And you should know the rest….

jim
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jim

Thats true. Im enjoying her now on gh with Micheal. I just wonder if she would return to OLTL just for a brief visit. I thought they might do a brief story arc with her where Marty, original or recast, shows up, without Patrick, blaming her for the death of Cole and Hope by moving away from Llanview, and Marty is caught and tells Bo that Victor helped her escape when she fled town to avoid arrest for her previous crime and that it was Victor who helped her escape, then have Tea having to defend her man. Thats if… Read more »

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Well there really is no reason for Starr to Return UNLESS they are planning on Bringing back Cole and Hope……Or her mom gets married for the umpteenth time LOL

Diane Visage
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Diane Visage

he is an awesome actor, both shows would benefit from his talents,,, they have already set the scene of why he is in port charles,,, so I say go with it,,,,he blends wonderfully with the gh cast, alot of chemistry with the fellow actors/actresses,,,, a few visits to llanview here and there, should keep everyone happy i would think,,, stop bein greedy pp and abc,, he is a valuable asset,

Becky
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Becky

I say leave all the characters on General Hospital. Most probably won’t be able to watch One Life to Live in it’s new format and it gives them a little bit back of what they lost. Should OLTL become more readily available to the public . . . well then I might change my mind.

Jessica
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Jessica

John is much more interesting and useful on GH. I don’t see a single reason for him to return top OLTL. I thought Natalie and John were awful together, and who cares about Liam? This is fiction. Clint won’t let him see Liam. The end. I am no fan of Kelly Monaco, but the PCPD is reinvigorated with John, he clicks with everyone he comes into contact with, and I can see John/Luke, John/Tracy, John/Sonny, John/Helena, John/Duke and John/Anna stories going on for a while.

Cindy
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Cindy

I would watch Michael Easton on any screen. He is an awesome actor/person. But, if I had to choose where I would prefer he go…it would be GH. Why would you go back to Prospect Park/online thirty minute program, when you can be seen on a one hour TV program.

Stacey Boone
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Stacey Boone

I love him on gh and I want him paired with Kelly Monaco

Tali
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Tali

I love him oh OLTL and I want him paired with Melissa Archer

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

DITTO! TALI!!!

Jan
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Jan

I would love to see Michael continue on GH. He seems to fit comfortably with the cast, characters and story lines. I have enjoyed him much more on GH than I ever did on OLTL.

jim
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jim

Geez, when OLTL was canceled most fans were happy to see favorites like John, Todd, and Starr make a comeback to daytime on GH and they were just fine but all of thats change now that OLTL is back? Many unfamiliar faces joined GH over the years and for me seeing John, Todd, and Star show up in PC was a lot easier to connect with then trying to get used to completely new characters. If OLTL can go on without other charcters it can go on without John or replace the actor if M.E. doesnt want to do it… Read more »

Mati weber
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Mati weber

I think he should stay at GH. He has a following. He plays the part of John really great. I think Sam’s character and his character will become a big love interest. The fans are into them being a couple. Oltl I am sure will be able to recast. Keep your fingers crossed fans.

k/kay
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k/kay

Houston we have a problem! Lol How in the world are you going to fix this one stop and think about this do you want to do a job in Connenticut in a warehouse or sunny LA in a studio. Just kidding ME does not sound like he wants to resurect anything back in the warehouse. Too bad but who could have seen this coming if PP recasts are the OLTL going to accept it. Will miss him!

Tali
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Tali

Recast – and ME can be someone else on GH! I’m a OLTL fan first then GH.

Marha May
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Marha May

I would really like for him to return to OLTL but whatever he does, I still think he is awesome.

Leslie
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Leslie

All three should have never came to GH to begin with. GH characters were wrote ooc for them. I want to see GH characters especially with the uncertainly of soaps lasting on tv. Let Michael Easton go home to oltl. FV and RC need to fight this hard to keep the actors that are leaving GH and let go of their pet livers.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Great post Leslie!!!!!

pamela eboli
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pamela eboli

I would like to see him come back to One Life to Live and go back with Natalie and Liam. GOOD LUCK

Tali
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Tali

Me too Pam!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

I agree 1000%

Feismom
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Feismom

I love Michael no matter which show he’s on, I’ve been a fan since PC. I do think GH has been greatly improved with the addition of the OLTL characters and writers. The best case scenario would be if ABC would agree to share the characters. Even if John just goes back to OLTL to wrap up the Liam/Natalie issue and maybe makes an appearance occasionally would be fine with me. And to the person who won’t watch the reboots, REALLY? Soap fans have fought so hard and so long to get our shows back and you can’t support it… Read more »

JR
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JR

Have to say for me John belongs on OLTL. Can’t abide him with Sam on GH. Ugh. Hated them on Port Charles and they’re no better now. Ready for OLTL to be back and John belongs there! I guess John can ‘end’ his fake life on GH just like he ‘supposedly’ ended his OLTL life to be on GH. Works for me. Ready to see Natalie and John get some family time, waited a long time for them to be together and then they cancelled so I think it will be good to see what could be with them now… Read more »

Tali
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Tali

Agree!

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

Wonderful Post JR!!

tina
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tina

I was a fan of his from the beginning. I loved how he was the bad boy yet bad ass kick machine. John saved all the girls several times on oltl. I always hoped he and natalie would gettogether and be happy. When they finallysettled i was so excited. Then not long after oltl went off the air. He came to gh and at first he was a little off in a odd town. Then he took to sam and wow do the have chemistry. I love seeing john with sammaybe more then with natalie. I do however want to… Read more »

Tori
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Tori

I loved John and Natalie but have to admit John and Sam have smoking chemistry. Michael and Kelly always have, though. Ever since their PC days. Michael and Kelly bring out the best in each other. He has said in interviews that he loves working with her and it shows on screen.

Tali
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Tali

He also said he wanted the JOLIE story to continue, that there was alot of s/l yet!

Alex
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Alex

Do you think bullying people helps your cause? It doesn’t. People are entitled to voice their opinions without having you jump down their throats. If you’re so desperate for a fight, go somewhere else. It seems that most of us are trying to have an adult conversation with valid points while you and a few others repeatedly try to provoke and intimidate. All caps and exclamation points don’t prove your points, they prove you’re rude.

Joliefan Forever
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Joliefan Forever

You don’t like it BY PASS IT!!!! How was Tali bullying the poster?? Where??? Oh I’m sorry was that to many ?? EYE ROLL…..Valid points are being made by the OLTL fans certainly not the GH fans…made up stuff are not valid points…..And you GH fans spewing made up stuff prove you know nothing!!

Beth
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Beth

I love John and Natalie so much!!!!!!!! two of them belong together!!!!!!!! All three John,Natalie and Liam should stay together and John and Natalie should get married, they both have been through so much together, they have never stopped loving each other at all!!!!!!!! I think that Natalie and Liam should move to Port Charles to be with John!!!!!!!!! I think that Sam should find find someone else to love,leave John alone!!!!!!!!!!

Eileen Hargis
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Eileen Hargis

He hasnt tried to see Liam, HELLO the child’s mother has a restraii.g order on John If je bomed in contact with tje vhild, he is arrestef! How does that help anything? Pay attention to the facts so u will at least sound intelligent. He needs to stay on GH, nothing left for him there with the dhamegul treatment Jessica has given him. PP, do the right thing, let them go!

Tali
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Tali

You need to get the facts and sound intelligent – Jessica has nothing to do with John except as her sisters fiance’!!

MK
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MK

I assumed he was in CT shooting OLTL. Had no idea he was out of work and on a forced strike. I would like him to resolve his oltl story and then back on GH.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Alex Is ‘Wicked’ To Anna; Franco Receives Devastating Diagnosis

Friday’s episode of General Hospital brought with it a clever play on the Broadway smash hit musical, Wicked, but no there was no singing, instead we had the always brilliant Finola Hughes, playing the good witch and the bad witch, in the form of portraying twin sisters, Anna and Alex as Halloween night comes to Port Charles.

In story, Anna, who is dressed for Halloween in white as a good witch, reads the report in front of Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) that proves that Faison did not have the marker for RA (rheumatoid arthritis) which then proves that since she did not have it, nor Faison, that Alex is the biological mother of Peter August (Wes Ramsey).

All this time, as Anna says, she blamed herself for being with Faison only to find out that was a complete lie.  Anna becomes so incensed by all of Alex’s machinations that she smashes a glass just as the power goes out.  Valentin tells Anna he was also used by her sister where Peter was concerned.  Anna questions whether she should warn Peter, that Alex might be after him and his unborn child with Maxie (Kirsten Storms).  Valentin is convinced they need to get rid of Alex, before she does something to them.

 

Anna does decide Peter should show know the truth, as Valentin leaves to find out Alex’s whereabouts.  When the lights come back on at Anna’s, she is clubbed over the head by Alex who is dressed in black as a bad witch. Later, when kids come to trick-or-treat at Anna’s, she has switched places with her sister offering the kid’s candy after stashing Anna away in the basement and most-likely locking her in there.

Peter is in a whole heap of trouble as he keeps getting creepy phone calls from Helena saying they have “unfinished business”.  We later see a trap is being set by Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) and Sam (Kelly Monaco) in a secret location.  Sam is using a voice-alternating ‘Pro Tools’ like audio software program to simulate Helena’s voice to spook Peter and to set him up!

Back at the hospital, Terry (Cassandra James) delivers terrible news to Franco (Roger Howarth). His test results show he has a malignant tumor again on the front lobe of his brain, and that it is inoperable and cannot be removed through surgery.  She tells him she wants to run more tests to see what options they have.

When she asks Franco if he has developed any symptoms, he flashes back to the night at Wyndemere when Ava’s (Maura West) painting was revealed and ruined with C077x spray-painted across it and a haunting dream he had, but denies to Terry that he has had any problems as of now.  When she tells him they need to tell Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst), Franco says he does not want to tell her, or the boys, about this.  When Liz enters the room, Terry and Franco keep mum as to his condition, for now.

Roger Howarth showed once again why he can always be counted on to bring poignant moments to his scenes as Franco.  Be on the lookout for what happens with this story.  In a November sweeps preview in the current issue of Soap Opera Digest on newsstands now, GH head writers, Chris Van Etten and Dan O’Connor teased about the medical crisis that it “may hold the key to unlocking one of the biggest mysteries in Port Charles – something that has been in the works for years.”

So, what did you think will happen next in the Anna/Alex saga?  What do you think will ultimately happen to Franco? Will he become the ‘killer’ Franco again? What could be the mystery the co-head writers are referring to? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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General Hospital To Air Special Election Episode In Honor of the Passing of the 19th Amendment & Women’s Right To Vote

On the Monday, November 2nd episode of General Hospital, just before election day here in the United States, the ABC daytime drama is airing a very special episode depicting and remembering the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

The inspiring female cast will go back in time as Laura Wright takes on the role of Beatrice Eckert, a suffragist, who is more than ever, determined to get women to exercise their right to vote.

Key to the episode are Eden McCoy (Josslyn) and Sydney Miykala (Trina).  In the story, it marks Josslyn’s first time to be able to vote now that she has turned 18. At first, she isn’t very motivated to vote, but when she and Trina find themselves traveling back in time to 1920, things take a turn as Josslyn realizes just how important it is to exercise her right to have her voice heard and vote, as those women before her fought for their rights.

In the all female directed, written episode, also look for actresses: Maura West, Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Rebecca Herbst, Nicole Briana Henry, Brook Kerr, and more of the female cast to be on-screen.

The episode’s key messaging, “Voting isn’t just a right.. it’s a privilege.”   All that to say, remember, to get on vote come Tuesday.

Watch the promo below.

What do you think of GH producing and airing this special episode? Comment below.

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Emme Rylan Addresses Reports Of Her Exit From General Hospital & Update On Plans With Family

Several hours ago, Emme Rylan (Lulu) of General Hospital took to her Instagram story to talk directly to her followers, friends and fans about her rumored exit on the ABC daytime drama series, and to share some changes in where she and her family will be living.

At that time, Emme updated everyone that since the landlord sold the house she has been living in with partner Don Money and their three children, that they had not found a suitable home for them to live, in Los Angeles, after their extensive search.  So for now they were going to put their things in storage and go on an extended road trip with the entire family in tow … in a car… under Covid-19 safety protocols with her kids still distance-learning, and that she would be documenting the trip on her Instagram account,

After she shared her original update, she later went back to her Instagram story to clarify her earlier statements after many fans were following up with her asking her even more questions.

 

Rylan shared:  “I am getting a lot of questions that I cannot answer …  people are kind of being confused that maybe I chose to take a vacation or take time-off,  so the only thing I can say is “no, I did not choose this.”  I can’t say anything else.  There you go.   That’s all I am allowed to say.   So, this trip is us taking an unexpected turn of events and turning it into something positive and fun for our family. ”

Earlier on her IG story, Emme addressed the reports of her exit from Port Charles explaining: “I am not in a position to be able to comment on the work stuff, so in terms of General Hospital, I am going to keep that topic quiet. All you need to know is that I love everyone there, we all love each other, I’m okay, and all of your messages of love are amazing … I love you guys so much — but I just can’t talk about it. ”

Then as to her plans with her family she shared: “We, meaning my family and I, have decided to do something completely insane. I have never done anything like this in my entire adult life. We are currently packing up our entire house and putting it in a pod and putting it in storage here in Los Angeles, and with only our suitcases, we are going to go on a Covid-safe, epic road trip.  I have been working every single day, Monday through Friday on a soap opera since 2004?  I have only been in New York and L.A, and I have never really explored life outside of this bubble.”

So, what do you think about what Emme shared with her fans and followers? Comment below.

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