We had heard rumors of this and now it has been confirmed via Michael Logan at TV Guide Magazine today! General Hospital is about to kick-off a new story arc that is part homage, part outlandish, part new, when Lucy Coe (Lynn Herring) spots John McBain (Michael Easton) on the Monday January 14th episode of the ABC soap opera.
According to the series head scribe, Ron Carlivati, when Lucy happens upon McBain and Kelly’s Diner she freaks out and screams, “Caleb!” Later Kelly Monaco’s character, Sam, comes out of the ladies room and Lucy think it’s Livvie.” As it turns out, Lucy then goes into full vampire slayer mode and stabs John. He’s rushed to the hospital, and she ends up in lock-up!
Now as soapers know, Monaco played Livvie, Easton played her… lover vampire Caleb, and Herring crossed-over from GH as Lucy, and the trio were part of a television vampire saga that was ahead of its time on GH’s spinoff, Port Charles!
As for how far Carlivati and his writing team will go with this story, the scribe revealed, “The story does get pretty over-the-top yet it’s still rooted in a certain reality. Lucy may be off-kilter but she’s certainly not in Heather Webber territory. Her belief in vampires will be very convincing.”
Could GH possibly being toying with the idea of making McBain, Caleb? Especially if Prospect Park throws the usage of the character of John McBain on GH in question for its One Life reboot? Just a thought!
So soapers, what do you think of this homage to Lucy the vampire slayer? Will it explain why McBain and Sam feel this deep connection? Weigh in!