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309 May 15th, 2013 Michael Easton Debuts As Silas Clay On General Hospital! – What Was Your Reaction?

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

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

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

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

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  1. AJ says:

    EPIC FAIL!!!!

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    Michelle replied

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

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    Tali replied

    Make that 2 that agree!

    Max replied

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

    Raquel replied

    They all look corny to me..lol
    Micheal Easton’s character reminds me of his Tanner Scofield days on Days of our lives. or maybe i’m so used to his broodiness as John McBain to buy him in this new role. The pony tail is not helping either but the doctor role is really throwing me. I’m used to the action hero that michael easton can play.

    Don’t get me started on RH either, I’m not a fan of his, he looks like Paul Ryan from ATWT with that bleached blond hair.

    Also, not feeling KA as kiki.

    I guess time will tell but i know me and i always go by my first impression..lol

    While I’m at it, not feeling Maura West either. not a fan of hers either, never knew what the big deal with Carly on ATWT was.

    wendi replied

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

    Lee Martin replied

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

    ken replied

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

    Wendy replied

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

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    Sheri replied

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

    Wendy replied

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

    Tom replied

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

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

    Deb replied

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

    Deb replied

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

    Keith replied

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

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    David replied

    GH had no choice Prospect Park wants to be crybabies and not allow them to be their characters on GH.

    The actors and actresses that play them are under contract to ABC and GH.

    I don’t mind Roger Howarth. Yes he has blonde hair but so what. He isn’t supposed to resemble anything Todd or the people at Prospect Park will threaten lawsuit. So GH had to do this.

    As for Easton I didn’t think it was that bad, he is playing a totally different charater than McBain was. He has been playing that role for so long this will allow him to play a different role, I like it.

    As for Kristen Alderson, the jury is stil out. She is trying hard to play the bad girl, but not fairing so well. But it may take time. Don’t forget she had played Starr since a child.

    Oh and here we go with crying about The Chew again, yawn.

    Kayla replied

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

    Krysta replied

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

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    Patrick replied

    ME to KM –

    LOL.

    Sam – “you”

    Silas ‘ “yeah, it’s me, who were you expecting”

    ————-

    He didn’t look that bad…. he still has that dark hair….tanned, sizzling eyes.. and def. needs that 5 o’clock shadow to enhance his sex appeal.

    i hope they cut more of his farrah feathered do – it’d masculine his image more. it took me awhile… but it’s his dark features and eyes that sell him… so… ease up on the long locks.

    even i’ll say – he wasn’t Indiana Jones nor “007″ right off….

    Roger Howarth always has me right off. he does more with saying nothing… his stealy vision… takes me for a loop. LOL… Yikes!

    ——————-

    KA is lady Kiki… she looks like a player… the way she looked at Michael… and declared herself Morgans’. “my friends call me Kiki.”

    baited breath with imagination.

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    Patrick replied

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

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

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

    impressive.

    tasha replied

    Not the best writing in the history of GH .

    crystal replied

    First off I must admit I was never a GH fan I tried several times to get into it but never was able to until I followed the three cast from OLTL over to GH. I always loved OLTL and really wished it would come back but story lines that Starr Todd and John played although I hated that they killed off her family the minute she got them…. Loved the connection between Starr and Michael hated that they had the phone break up that’s stupid and no fight to get her back that was just so unreal…. People just don’t get up that easy and now here as Kiki please she is Starr every since she was a little girl so I can’t seem to picture her as this other character and now to be with Morgan she belongs back with Michael….And john a Dr not feeling it at all and to be tied to those crazy vampire nut well hope they will bring them back as their characters

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    Kat Fox replied

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

    Denise replied

    I agree as well.

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    Shelley2021 replied

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

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    Cinthea replied

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

    Joann replied

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

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    teri replied

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

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    Cinthea replied

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

    Candy replied

    I think he is CALEB.

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    Sharon replied

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

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    leilani replied

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

    diane replied

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

    Helena replied

    Ick! These three characters are horrible

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    cheech replied

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

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    denise replied

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

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    Sonya replied

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

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    Mary Anne replied

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

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    lipstickcat replied

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

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    Jake R. replied

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

    diane replied

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

    kara anderson replied

    I whated to see that epic

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  2. Georgia says:

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

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    su0000 replied

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

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    Sheila replied

    What chemistry? LOL

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    shari barnes replied

    im with you Kelly and micheal have no chemistry

    tali replied

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

    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    KELLY AND MICHAEL GOT TONS OF CHEMISTRY

    FACT!!!!!!!

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    leilani replied

    NOPE.

    diane replied

    I agree!

    diane replied

    I agree that Michael and Kelly do have chemistry!

  3. Dinah says:

    Hate it

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    matthew replied

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

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    matthew replied

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

  4. Beacon says:

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

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    Mary SF replied

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

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    J_G replied

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

    Troy Turner replied

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

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    Beacon replied

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

    Ces replied

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

    ethel replied

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

    leilani replied

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

    diane replied

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

  5. BTripp says:

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

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    jimh replied

    I agree…

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    Patrick replied

    I think so too –

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

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

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

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    Gillian replied

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

  6. su0000 says:

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

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    Ces replied

    DITTO

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    AJ replied

    Keep trying to talk yourself into liking it.

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

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  7. judy chalmers says:

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

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    Mary SF replied

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

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    Tali replied

    Amen!

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    louise replied

    I totally agree; this is a farce

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    AJ replied

    Agreed!

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    debby replied

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

  8. Patty says:

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

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    buddylee replied

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

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  9. JS Daniels says:

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

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    Mary SF replied

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

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    kim replied

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

    jimh replied

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

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  10. Sarah says:

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

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    Patrick replied

    notwithstanding “the Chew”

    even i was dissapointed with the scenes …

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

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    Raquel replied

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

  11. Anna says:

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

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  12. nessmes50 says:

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

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  13. Denise says:

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

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  14. Jonathan says:

    The never ending mess ABC created continues

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    Dani replied

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

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    David replied

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

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

    All the blame on this falls on Prospect Park

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    Jonathan replied

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

    Barbara t loves One life to live replied

    I agree with you Crystal.

    Raquel replied

    PP did license the characters from ABC and loaned them to GH. I know that MIchael Easton signed with Prospect park. I don’t think that RH or KA signed with them but they played their OLTL roles on GH which were licensed to PP. They are in their right to want them back for the OLTL reboot. I agree with them, GH messed up some of the characters and killed off Cole, Hope and baby Victor. also, the tomas/lorenzo story was stupid. i don’t think it was right to kill off characters that were on loan to GH. Now on OLTL, they have referenced Todd being in Port Charles but so far nothing of Starr or JOhn McBain. So should OLTL pull a Dallas and act like the Port Charles things didn’t happen or continue with what GH did to these characters.

    Moviegal replied

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

  15. Michael Smith says:

    When the character of Caleb was first introduced, he had a twin brother named Michael. Michael was a priest, but the two were never seen together and it was eventually revealed they were the same person. Stephen Clay was just a fabricated persona Caleb used to return to Port Charles.

    I do not blame the writers, they had no choice but to make the changes. Everyone would have been better off with the original characters. It would have been a great cross promotion for the Prospect Park shows. It is a shame they could not make it work for the fans.

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    DAG replied

    Totally agree!

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    David replied

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

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    karen replied

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

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    diane replied

    I so agree! Well said!

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  16. Gentry Ashmore says:

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

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    Tali replied

    I totally agree with that!!

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    shari barnes replied

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

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    Liz replied

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

    David replied

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

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

    Never. JOLIE Forever!

  17. Diane says:

    I like Michael Easton, glad he is back

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  18. Iakovos says:

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

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    shari barnes replied

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

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  19. Tori says:

    I am loving it!!!! Michael is an amazing and taleted actor. He had me wanting to know more about this new character. The chemistry betweent him and Kelly is supernatural. Michael I could have sworne in the store he said he is one year older then Stephen, I could be wrong ? so far I like what I see and for all of those haters give the storyline some time it may grow on you. lord knows I hated the Todd Manning storyline on one life to live for years but because of the talents of the actors and writers I was forced to admit enjoyment of the work I was viewing. Hopefully it will not take others as long for this new, mysterious and bold storyline.

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  20. Kathy says:

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

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  21. Kathyg says:

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

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  22. jimh says:

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

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  23. janet says:

    OK Before ME played McBain he was on GH. he came back as the twin of a now dead character. Mcbain is on a different show in a different state. Sure OLers want him returned but Michael Easton wants to live in California. get over it.. Would people complain so much if the actor just got a new jobon a new show the same way Stenven B did . he is on Y&R now jason is dead. I see the on screen chemistry between Sam and whatever he is called. I am happy it looks like rafe will finally have a family. of course PP won’t allow ABC to use the names ,so whats the big deal.Most soap actors change soaps. I hated RH as Paul Ryan on As the world turns , not because of the actors but the writers , but I got over it. You will also. . Be happy soaps are on the way up. The online ones are doing great, GH is fine .The actors have jobs and can take care of themselves and their families.

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    David replied

    Amen

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  24. Robert in Jersey City says:

    You know. I tried to watch yesterday’s GH last night. It’s like a cannon went through it. After that ridiculously amazing anniversary arc, ABC jams in The Chew, throws in three familiar actors as new characters with minimal intro, it’s a whole new and different hospital so I wasn’t sure where they were…..and the show looks like a copy of the OLTL and AMC re-boots.

    They should have sent GH on it’s way after that perfect anniversary and just closed it up with the Nurses Ball and a goodbye then restarted this new thing as something completely new.

    OR send it off to hulu.com to take it to the next level.

    The whole thing was so chaotic and irritating that I think I”m off GH again.

    So, in the end, ABC successfully destroyed their once stellar soap line-up. ABC placated us with the anniversary to distract us from hulu, then jammed The Chew into their last remaining soap as the ultimate FU to it’s last stragglers of devoted viewers.

    TV is dead…..hulu’s retake has proven that it’s a dead medium. TV is as broken as Congress.

    This isn’t the fault of the dream team RC/FV – this is NOT their doing I’m sure b/c this is about the PP lawsuit and ABC – so ABC blew up it’s last soap. Probably not by accident either.

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    David replied

    Obv you have not been watching to know the hospital they were at was not General Hospital. They were at a hospital in New York City.

    So tired of the bitching about ABC featuring The Chew on GH. The Chew has featured actors/actresses from GH. Netowrks cross promote show. It is poor attitudes like this and negativity from people like you that will be the death of Gh. TV is far from dead. I bet ABC has far more money in the bank then Hulu, in fact Hulu pays ABC to use some of its content.

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    Robert in Jersey City replied

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

    Gillian replied

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

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    Robert in Jersey City replied

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

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

  25. Bryon B says:

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

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    Justin replied

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

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    David replied

    Michael Easton/Kristen Alderson/Roger Howarth have all moved out to the west coast. Easton and Alderson both have said they will not move back to the east coast.

    So if GH fires them you still want see them back on OLTL. OLTL fans are really the most whiny people I know. They are always the victims, gets old after awhile.

    Maybe PP should recase the OLTL characters since they wanted them so bad

    Funny the first week of the online shows we heard how they were doing great numbers but have heard nothing about week 2 and are almost at the end of week 3. I would guess that means the numbers dropped from week 1 for the online OLTL and AMC

    Pen replied

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

  26. Tali ( not Smith) says:

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

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    David replied

    Thank Prospect Park for this

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    Michelle replied

    You are all over this board blaming Prospect Park and calling Oltl fans crybabies. Um, it is ABC’s fault that GH is the hot mess that it is, NOT Prospect Park’s.

    The 3 characters were LOANED to GH — LOANED. ABC/GH knew that if PP got the funding needed to revive the shows then they would rightfully want their characters back (and they paid a handome fee to the rights of those characters in the first place).

    ABC/GH were betting on the fact that PP would not get the funding and it backfired on them. They’re the idiots. Then when PP tried to compromise and share the characters it was ABC who whined like the little babies they are and said no.

    I’ll admit that none of us know the full story of what happened and that PP might not be completely blameless either, but stop with your nonsense that everything is PP’s fault.

  27. Gloria E says:

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

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  28. Debbie says:

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

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  29. Lawrence says:

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

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  30. Carrie says:

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

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    Pen replied

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

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    Linda replied

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

  31. Sally Leahan says:

    Terrible

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  32. Sally Leahan says:

    Terrible, ,

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  33. DAG says:

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

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  34. heidi says:

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

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  35. aria says:

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

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  36. bonnie says:

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

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  37. Jan says:

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

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  38. Nancy says:

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

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    su0000 replied

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

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    kim replied

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

    Moviegal replied

    The stench of sour grapes is overwhelming here. The Jolies and the Jasams have to learn that life goes on, and to let it go. It’s a shame that, because of the PP fiasco, the previous characters are not allowed a reference even by name – but I think they’ve put together the very best they can in a bad situation. Even as adversaries, the chemistry between ME and KeMo is palpable. I for one am open minded enough to give everybody a chance here – and yes, I still watch OLTL online, and I like very much the work that SB is doing on Y&R – and can’t wait to see these EXTREMELY popular pairings play out on my tv screen once again.

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    Pen replied

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

    Dee replied

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

    Lizzie replied

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

    This thread is filled to the brim with angry OLTL fans and Jasams from various message boards who come out en masse to complain every time ME opens his mouth. Move on, SB sure did. You can catch him daily on Y&R! Just your helpful tip for the day, folks!

  39. donna says:

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

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  40. terri says:

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

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

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

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  41. David says:

    Love it cannot wait for the reveal of the character Roger Howarth will be. Have been avoiding spoilers as much as possible, have seen a couple rumors. Hopefully by weeks end we will know for sure.

    If one of the rumors is true, love that he will be in that family. We shall see

    Easton is doing well for having to play a completely different character than he has played in many years if at all.

    And Kristen Alderson has always been Starr sine she wa s child. She is trying hard as the bad girl KIKI but she will get there I think.

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    Dee replied

    Well said David I totally agree.

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  42. Susan says:

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

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    Pen replied

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

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  43. su0000 says:

    Borrowed from another board…
    Interesting..

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

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

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

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    Gillian replied

    Makes sense. Very good to know!

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  44. mazz90291 says:

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

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    Lora B replied

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

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  45. Janice says:

    My opinion on this is…they were brought into GH as existing characters which also brought GH’s ratings up by attracting new viewers (including me). Their value was those characters. Now their value is unknown and unknown means that when their story ends or characters break up….they could be let go from the show. The new viewers that came on with them have their shows back and since the (former) Llanview 3 are no longer those characters & the ratings will drop, some new viewers will leave as the reason they started watching was for those characters.
    It’s unfortunate that GH couldn’t come to a compromise with PP and instead decided to violate the agreement they made.
    In the couple days that I have seen my favorite actors in these new roles, I can honestly say, it’s horrible. The new looks (though Kristen’s hair looks beautiful) are bad. ‘Kiki’s’ boyfriend is Michael’s brother, so in one scene she’s making out with him in front of Michael – Kristen’s real boyfriend. Poor taste. Michael’s look has demasculated him. Poor. Roger’s hair is awful with his complexion. The whole thing is really bad. Not sure how much more I’ll be able to watch.

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    Bryon B replied

    I agree. Not only did they violate the agreement with Prospect Park, they destroyed great storylines from OLTL. It ended on such a positive note last year and a major cliffhanger. It’s unfortunate b/c I would love to see them back full-time on OLTL. Roger Howarth is the only one who will be doing both shows. Kristen Alderson will be meeting with Prospect Park next month, for possible shows. They dishonored the OLTL characters and storylines, and the only reason why I started watching GH. As a result, I will not be watching and do not like the characters they created for them. They integrated well with the GH actors, and now everyone has to pretend like they’ve never seen them before. Doesn’t make any sense. I’ll continue to support Prospect Park and OLTL on Hulu. GH’s ratings will decline as a result of this poor decision. It’s obvious that ABC is doing everything in their power to ensure OLTL won’t succeed, which is why they’re being sued by Prospect Park.

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  46. Nancy says:

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

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  47. Dee says:

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

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  48. susan M. says:

    The reason I started watching GH was because of the OLTL crossovers. I am still watching. I like Tracy a lot! Didn’t like that they had to bring in The Chew on GH. They could of thought of something else. The Chew must need the ratings because they are
    a failure! I almost changed the channel when they were on. The new roles for ex-OLTL characters first I don’t care for KA as KIKI . She doesn’t come threw as a bad girl and I don’t care for it. For RH the jury is still out for me on his new role. Still like him as Todd!
    Michael Easton as Silas ,I am not to sure about it yet. So use to him being John . I will
    give his new role a chance and see what happens. But I still like John McBain better!

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  49. Barbara t loves One life to live says:

    NO, NO, NO, ARE YOU KIDDING ME ?

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  50. todd says:

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

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  51. Debbie Corte says:

    Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco have incredible chemistry!! It is undeniable! They can say so much with just a look they do not even need words! I am a huge Michael Easton fan and believe he can make anything work but with Kelly he does not even have to try!! I am already loving the antagonism between Silas and Sam! Bring it ion GH!!!

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    Dee replied

    ITA I love Silas and Sam.

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  52. nancy says:

    I love Michael so I’m going to give it a chance but not happy with the hair, glasses or his name. And he rind of looks out of place without the leather jacket. I’m putting my trust in Ron C for now

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  53. Robert says:

    GH and PP it’s not too late. This can all be a really bad dream that EVERYONE will wake up from and realized their mistakes and return the actors to the characters they were meant to play in the first place. The new characters just will not work and you are asking WAY too much of the fans to expect we will accept them. So please pull a Dallas and just let this nightmare end before it goes any further! Frank, Ron please stop the madness!

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  54. Gregg says:

    dumb! And what’s worse: the Kiki thing and Michael and his henna rinse not recognizing her. Frank and Ron need to let go of OLTL and the three actors. GH would be stronger without these three. Focus on the amazing talent already there. Ana Devane should be on air three or four days a week. Ron needs to go back to the drawing board on the Patrick/Sabrina/Britt story. It stinks. Britt is another Lisa and Patrick is dumb as a door nail. Jason T. is so talented and so handsome and deserves better. Other parts of the show are on fire.

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  55. Cheryl in Wesley Chapel says:

    When Michael Easton becomes a doctor at GH, hopefully Felix will give him a makeover! A nice haircut and colorful off-duty clothing (not black) is the ticket!
    Kiki will probably end up falling for Michael in addition to Morgan which will create a “love triangle” I think Michael can smoothe her rough edges! Roger’s character I hope will be more colorful and not the brooding, self indulgent, loathing character he used to play. Please, lets get off the pickle relish! Lets get more into the Robin, Brit, her mommie and daddie issues and make Patrick less dense then he seems to be. What happened to Patricks “inner senses”?

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  56. Clorinda Novvak says:

    Why couldn’t they have left things the way they were. John McBain went away on police business, well bring him back from that. Bringing him back as a different person was a mistake. the same with the other two people, leave well enough alone.

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  57. Ann says:

    I think I could have bought off on Roger Howarth as a doctor, but Micheal Eastman? Not so much. I’ll try to give it some time though, right now it seems like a train wreck.

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  58. Irish says:

    Michaels character is going to grow. His hair is not really that short. When he takes the ponytail out it is going to be collar length. He has to be the opposite of John McBain that was a requirement. So an arrogant cold doctor is just the type to go up against Sams character. Add some life to both, sparking off each other, granted I am not crazy about the name but can live with it. If you note, the combed back hair really shows off the beautiful blue eyes, the lighting hits them more. Actually I am glad all 3 are back. I like them and think they add something to the show.

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  59. Cindy says:

    I think the jury is still out on these new characters. I assume they can not resemble their old characters so we need to give them time. They are all such great actors that I think it will work out. At this point in time, not liking them a whole lot.

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  60. Lori says:

    Not feeling it. Maybe if they didn’t bring them all back in the same episode. IDK. The fact that Michael wasn’t freaking out over Kiki looking exactly like Starr. This is actually worse than when they had Patrick Ewing wake up from a dream on Dallas years ago. At least Sam was freaking over Caleb. I hope they fix it somehow.

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  61. karen says:

    If you remember when Caleb was supposed to have died, you saw him or someone that looked an awful lot like him put on Caleb’s ring, get off the table, put on a lab coat and walk out of the morgue door so maybe we are seeing a second, third coming of Steven Clay or whomever they want to call him I don’t care, I’m just glade he’s back on one show or another.

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  62. carol says:

    thumbs down DUMB! The show has been extra special these last few weeks – why are they ruining it??

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  63. carol says:

    Thumbs down! They are ruining a great program with silly characters the viewers cannot relate to!

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  64. carol K says:

    Thumbs down – why are they bringing in characters the viewers cannot relate to? We can all relate to Starr and Michael, John and Sam, Todd and Carly but this is too far fetched .

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  65. brenda laura says:

    I actually like these new characters. They show promise. Michael Easton has always been one of my favorite actors, so I can’t wait to see where he takes this new character. The little gal(don’t remember her name) seemed to really enjoy playing her new role. She really really stirs the pot between Michael and Morgan.

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  66. Joyce Szilagyi says:

    I hate this new story line..it doesn’t make sense…

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  67. Linda says:

    Wo. I think it’s really Caleb. Remember when he switched bodies with a look-a-like and they thought it was him? He flashed the ring. Lots of potential material there! Love it.

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  68. Jeff says:

    I thought they were all fine. KA actually impressed me the most as I didn’t see Starr in her at all. Well done Kristen! They’re all good actors, so give them time to develop the characters people!!

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  69. creed says:

    totally stupid, and Star also returning as someone else, stupid, stupid, and more stupid. When a character leaves the show and another person replaces him or her, we can tolerate it, but when the same person comes back as someone else, then I repeat stupid.

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  70. Christy says:

    while I’m glad Michael has returned to GH, I was really disappointed that it wasn’t in a completely unrelated character to what has been done, i.e. not a cop and nothing to do with the crazy vampire guy.

    I think it would have just been better to change his hair in a better way than a tight pointy :-b tail and here we go again, running into Sam and ‘hey you look familiar’ all over again.

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  71. Allie says:

    SIlas is a name of a farmer, not a doctor.

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  72. Maria says:

    I am really glad that Michael Easton has returned to GH. As for my first impression of the character he is playing…I think he’s very intriguing and mysterious. Clearly he is hiding something about himself and that makes me want to know more about him. I’m wondering about the details of his relationship with his brother and whether or not he is in fact his brother, masquerading as a doctor.

    I think the dialogue he was given was very witty and clever. I really enjoyed his conversation with Sam, where they both argued and snapped at each other. I think this antagonism is an excellent way to start a romantic relationship between their characters, because it increases the “passion” between them. I definitely could sense the chemistry when they were arguing. It reminded me of the way Michael and Kelly used to argue when they were playing Caleb and Livvie on Port Charles.

    The only negative side really is his appearance. I would appreciate it if he kept his gorgeous hair down, and didn’t wear glasses that often. Michael Easton’s best physical features are his hair and eyes, and these should be showcased prominently. As he is a doctor, Silas will have to keep his hair in a ponytail from time to time, but I hope that doesn’t happen too frequently.

    I don’t have a problem with the name Silas. He is a Clay/Morley which means he should have an interesting and unique first name.

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  73. Shawna says:

    As a GH fan, I am not that impressed by the new roles but it’s been only a couple days so I will give them all a chance. Kelly and Michael still do have the best chemistry…that hasn’t changed. I kind of like the idea of Michael and Morgan being in love with the same girl. Kristen Alderson looks great, her eyes really pop with the brunette locks and her style is an upgrade over Star’s for me. As for Roger, I don’t love his new hair but I am willing to overlook his hair color…just interested to find out who he is playing.

    I do wish Michael Easton was playing a man of action like McBain but I understand that he can’t because of legalities so I am willing to give it a chance. Maybe, he is Caleb maybe he isn’t – Ron Carlivati said to get ready for a wild ride. I am intrigued and will be watching GH to find out where that leads.

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  74. Michael says:

    Since yesterday’s news that Prospect Park is drastically cutting down on episodes of One Life and All My Kids, it seems that these new characters will be unnecessary pretty soon. Obviously the inept producers of these once great soaps have no idea what they got themselves into with their online soap projects. Once these soaps cease productions, these actors could go back to portraying their original characters.

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    Pen replied

    Actually, no, they couldn’t. Even if OLTL and AMC were cancelled again, Prospect Park still holds licensing rights to both shows – which includes all characters, character histories, and storylines. Therefore, GH could not use John, Starr, or Todd unless PP were to remand rights back to the network. And even if they did that, I would 99.9% guarantee that Frank and Ron still wouldn’t go back down that road. They’d stick with the characters they have now.

    So, in short…no.

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  75. Linda says:

    I thought this show is getting to be too rediculous!!!!

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  76. Linda says:

    I’m glad Nick is back …he is good looking. Silas-John-Caleb annoys me. I don’t like his looks, his voice or the dumb characters he plays. Where’s the real Lulu???
    I can’t stand Laura and the goof she is going to marry. Getting rich on relish is going on too long. I use to watch “Dark Shaddows” but I don’t care about vampires anymore either. I don’t like Morgan – some how he irritates me. This show needs to get with it. Better looking characters and a better story line are needed soon.

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  77. Teresa says:

    Initial reaction is not good. Giving it a chance though because I love GH and Michael Easton.

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  78. Barbara Caldwell says:

    I DO NOT like him as a different character, I DO NOT like Starr as a different character and I DO NOT like Todd as a different character. What are the writers thinking??

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    Pen replied

    It’s not the writers’ fault. GH can’t use the characters of John, Starr, or Todd, nor any reference to them. So they created new characters for these actors, who are under contract, who did NOT wish to return to OLTL permanently, and who wanted to continue working at GH.

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  79. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    Ok I like the change…….

    But if Ron could get more creative with the SALIAS AND SAM CHARACTER
    HE COULD HAVE THEM DO THESE THINGS:

    Sam could be cleaning the closets out with him(JASON THINGS)

    He could be feeding the baby(DANNY) and the baby throws up on him!!!!

    He could be Danny how to walk

    Or the biggest thing Ron could write……………………

    SAM COULD GET PREGANT WITH SILAS BABY

    THAT SHUT UP ALL THE JASAMFANS INCLUDING ME

    AND NAME THE BABY GIRL(YES) A BABY GIRL, SAMARA!!!!

    why do the viewers think???

    And the very last thing he could do GET SAM MCALL PREGANT

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  80. Linda says:

    OK, I have been watching GH since the first day it came on. Now I am wearing out the fast forward button on my remote. Molly/TJ/Raife – ok; the new Star/John/Todd – what are the writers thinking!! This is so wrong. Just because Star has dark hair Michel doesn’t recognize her? Not good. And don’t get me started on whoever is playing Morgan. He looks 30ish. For the first time ever, I am considering not recording it for a while until the writer get back to the real GH.

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  81. Shirley says:

    I was not a GH fan became one when GH hired the 3 OLTL actors. Was so thankful to see any of my soap stars back on TV.

    I will be patient it is going to take time to get to know the characters. I’m happy the three actors have jobs.

    Give them a chance.

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    I agree!

    I think they are going to make Jason&Sam baby have a tragic ending,,

    I know the Sam fans will have a fit, and they will be right in order for them to have

    Some peace they will have to do this!!!!!

    They are gonna go after Ron Carvalti but its gonna be epic

    So sad for Sam!!!!

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  82. Debbie Corte says:

    Michael Easton can do no wrong! I am loving Silas already! The chemistry between Michael and Kelly is undeniable

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    They need to have a baby in the future!!

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  83. Pam says:

    I’M loving Silas. I Loved the scenes Silas and Sam had. Michael Easton and Kelly Monacos chemistry is off the charts. I can’t wait to see them become a couple.

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  84. Abbey Aznar says:

    I am a tried and true GH fan. I will give the three new characters some time. Not sure about Morgan’s character. He is the younger brother and seems to look older than Michael. Is Robin ever coming back? Britt’s storyline is strange. What does her mother want? I’m trying hard to like the new Lulu, but it isn’t easy. The “old” Lulu seemed to be a great fit. Not sure about the “new” one. Well time will tell. We got used to several Carly’s so I guess I can give GH some time to get on track.

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  85. L. Nelson says:

    PLEASE get rid of the ponytail style on him, it’s hideous. Not sure how any of these new characters will work. Viewers were already attached to the old characters, not sure how easy that transition will be ……………………..

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  86. Debbie M says:

    I think everyone has pretty much said it all and i do have to agree. I want “John” and Sam together. He has already been in the “Clay” storyline and it was like they say dark and grim. I know he couldn’t be John any longer, but that didn’t mean you couldn’t keep the personality and sexy way he carried himself. As for “Star” we were just getting into seeing her and Micheal as a couple, couldn’t you have just made her the new girl in town and they hooked back up as a couple? How hard would that have been? As for “Todd” love, love, love him. I enjoy his dry humor, love of family and boyish charm,, so whoever he turns out to be I sure hope you didn’t take that away. Prospect Park took back the characters but not the personality that each have carried for so many years I wish you would have placed them in rolls that carried that forward.

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  87. E. Finer says:

    Michael has such great hair and that pony tail was ridiculous. I’m not buying the doctor role, seeing him as a cop for too long. He’s in NY, how’s he gonna get to Port Charles, hospital transfer? They should have made him a coroner at least. I like Roger’s haircolor. Makes him look younger. I think he is Franco, back from the dead with a face change (like OLTL did to Todd who turned out to be Victor) And I think Kiki is Lauren, his daughter and they found a way to keep the daughter/father relationship between these two characters which makes me really happy.

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  88. JJ says:

    What a MESS! JEEZ

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  89. Shari says:

    I know anything is possible in the soap world, but, I also am not a fan of the recasts. I’ll give it time & a chance but I think GH could have done better. Especially since Frank Valentini has such knowledge of the actors & the characters they previously have portrayed. I would have thought or hoped FV would have had some input! The whole ABC/PP fiasco has mucked up my stories!! Still pissed ABC started this whole mess by cancelling OLTL!

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  90. Wanda says:

    I have watched GH for a long time. I do not like Michael Easton’s new role. I was also a OLTL fan and I liked seeing him play John Mcbain. He went away as John why can’t he come back as John McBain?
    What happen to the old LuLu? Not sure about this new one not remembering anything.
    Is Robin ever coming back? I don’t like the way Britt is doing about this baby. I hope she gets caught soon.
    I don’t like the new Morgan or the new Starr. It is strange seeing Starr with Morgan and Michael is in the same room acting like he does not know her after all they went thru.

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    Barb replied

    You are right in all respects. I like Morgan but how is it he aged but Spencer hasn’t. I am already sick of new Lulu and where is Robin…….hopefully it is all leading up to a great turn of events.

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  91. Sandra McGuire says:

    I really love Michael’s character John McBain and seeing him back at GH as a totally different character kind of sucks and really hard to get use to. Just like the other two they should have stayed who they are, none of them are believable in the rolls they are in now. Whenever I look at Michael I see John McBain not the character he is playing now. Bad choice

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    Barb replied

    I agree

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    Pen replied

    Look, y’all…if we can buy a machine that freezes the world, Casey the Alien, and both Lucky and Carly having three different faces? This is a bloody cakewalk. I mean, come on…

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    DeborahL replied

    Very True Pen, this is just like when the Claudia character was introduced, who would have thought the fans would have accepted her as a new character especially when the actress (Sarah Brown) was a fan favorite as Carly.

  92. con fern says:

    don’t like the new people. i want star,john back. Tod don’t care. i no they can’t b on gen with those names. they should go home and john should work things out with Nat. don’t like the way dani is now,or the new destiny.

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  93. ruby says:

    i like michael but i wish u would left him as john mcbain the show is all messed up .i have watched it for 30 years . use to be my favorite soap.

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  94. MARY DITANNA PENDRAK says:

    I AM VERY HAPPY FOR MICHAEL TO HAVE SUCH A TOUCHY PART AS SILAS CLAY. HE CAN PLAY ANY CHARACTER SO WELL THAT’S PUT IN FRONT OF HIM. OF COURSE HE LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN ALOT OF THE FANS THOUGHT HE WOULD, BUT, I LOVE HIS LOOK IF HE HAD TO WEAR A MASK ALL THE TIME. THE THREE THAT CAME BACK TO GH, ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB PLAYING NEW CHARACTERS. LOVE THEM, AND HOPE THEIR HAPPY ALSO THAT THEIR BACK WHERE THEY BELONG.

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  95. Jill says:

    I am reserving judgement on these 3 characters. I’m not a big Roger Howarth fan, (team Trevor all the way) although his GH version of Todd was hysterical. Was not a fan of Michael Easton on Days of our Lives but became one once he began his John McBain run. I think the biggest problem for me right now is the looks they’ve chosen for these two. Roger looks strange with that haircut (it makes his ears look huge), and I agree about Michael Easton- they somehow “de-hunked” him in those first scenes. Silas doesn’t come over very likable and the ponytail/less facial scruff look wasn’t working for me. As for Kiki, I don’t really have an opinion either way. I just wish these three could’ve come back as their original characters. I really think they blended in well with the whole cast. It feels like they rushed to find a way to bring them back. I AM glad they are back and am willing to give them a chance, but right now I’m not crazy about what I’ve seen so far.

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    Judie Lewis replied

    I feel the same way. I am glad the actors are back. I really do like the chemistry between all the characters. We will see where this goes, I am going to give them a chance. Do we know who poisoned Pickle-Lila?

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    tasha replied

    ditto, well said.

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  96. Barb says:

    Don’t like these characters and don’t see it lasting! On the other hand, I think the new “TODD” character may be intriging.

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  97. patti says:

    dont like it ,he is and always will be john mcbain why write off a very much loved character?

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  98. Lori says:

    I agree… not thrilled with the new role. How many different characters can one person play without losing their likeability? In fact, not impressed with the three new incarnations of the former OLTL actors. I think the writers could have come up with better storylines for the return of these characters. Jusy sayin’.

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  99. Kandi says:

    Michael should have come back as John McBain. I do not like that they keep changing the characters around.

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  100. Rhonda says:

    I understand they had to re-cast the characters, but maybe if they wouldn’t of – all 3 – his the screen on the same day..I would have been to slowly warm up to them better.

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  101. v batson says:

    I would rather he’d been John McBain’s brother, this whole Clay thing needs to end, it was ridiculous from the beginning. It’s a shame he couldn’t have just stayed McBain. Sometimes things just need a new beginning.

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  102. Bonnie Wopdward says:

    Stupid Stu[id Stupid, Is all Ihave to say..

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  103. Selina Varich says:

    Can the character of John McBain that Michael Easton plays JUST go back to Llanview and forget about all these other roles? he needs to get back with Natalie where he belongs. I cannot see natalie falling in love with what’s his face that runs the bar for Blair.

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    Troy Turner replied

    The character of McBain is technically back in Llanview, but Easton CANNOT be. Get educated on what’s going on, please

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    Selina Varich replied

    You know what, Troy? there is NO NEED to be rude to me. I am educated on what is going on. I JUST do not understand why Michael Easton, who plays both Mcbain, Silas, AND Steven Craig (or what ever the vampire guy and now his Dr. brother) on GH CANNOT go back to playing Mcbain ONLY on on OLTL. so stop being arrogant and explain nicely.

    Selina Varich replied

    And p.s. – It is not as if we are STUPID and cannot see that it is the SAME ACTOR. Get real. Same with the young woman that plays Starr and now “kiki” on GH. IT IS THE SAME DANG ACTRESS. WE ARE NOT STUPID.

    Troy Turner replied

    For your information, I was not being rude to you-but it’s obvious that you’re not as educated as to what’s going on as you think you are-or you wouldn’t have asked such a question in the first place. At any rate, Michael Easton has a legally binding contract-as does Kristen Alderson-with ABC/GH, but they CANNOT play their OLTL characters-as those rightfully belong to PP. Alderson has at least expressed a willingness to go back to OLTL (temporarily) to reprise Starr-as well as playing Kiki on GH, but Easton has expressed no such willingness to do so. Add in the lawsuit between PP and ABC, and the ONLY way you’ll see McBain again is if OLTL recasts the character. Got it now?

  104. emtk says:

    I can’t get enough Michael Easton. I fell in love with him as John McBain on OLTL. I was OK (but not thrilled) with him as John on GH, but I can’t believe they took the sexy out of him for this new character. I wouldn’t have believed that that was possible. He’s really acting to lose his sexiness! What a waste!

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  105. doris says:

    I think he needs to stay John Mcbain I always knew him as that since he started on tv soaps. a detective or a cop. these other names are ok but hes my favorie as John Mcbain on General Hospital with Sam or put him back on ONe life to live with him and Natlie getyting back together and rasing there baby .I dont like Cutter. And I dont like the new Lulu. And she needs to remember her life .because her and her husbond were so much in love

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  106. BRENDA says:

    I THINK IT IS STUPID TO BRING THEM BACK AS SOMEONE ELSE. IF GENERAL HOSPITAL WANTS TO STAY ON THE AIR,THEY BETTER THINK OF BETTER THINGS THAN THIS. HOW CAN MICHEAL LOOK AT THAT GIRL AND NOT SAY SHE LOOKS LIKE STAR. JUST AS SAM DID.

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  107. Brenda says:

    I like him better as john but i dont care who he plays as as long as him and Sam gets together

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  108. Don says:

    Frankly, I’m getting tired of GH’s multiple changes in characters- and/or bringing old characters back in new roles (too confusing)… and with Jason leaving, and recently Lulu leaving… I’m finding myself thinking more and more about just quitting watching the show anymore.
    (the “new” Lulu seems a good actress, but she’s just not “Lulu”…)

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  109. Tracey says:

    VerY disappointed in the whole OLTL cast return! Had such a good thing going with Mcbain, star, n Todd. If this works, it will surely surprise me!! Seems really far fetched right now. Kiki?! Really!?

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  110. Dan says:

    Soap fans once again being negative, and passing judgment on a character or storyline after a handful of episodes, what else is new?

    How about giving things a chance to play out before you start complaining? They’ve barely had a chance to introduce these new characters. You have three very talented actors, and a talented producing and writing team, let’s give them a chance. Just a thought.

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  111. June Wagner says:

    NO…It’s so stupid!!!!

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  112. Elizabeth Owens says:

    Like the character,but not the name.Want to know wha will bring him to Port Charles.

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  113. laurie says:

    I have to agree with most of the comments I have watched GH for about 40 years and I hate all of these new roles created for our 3 transplants.It seems to me these roles do not have long term story lines.I also watch one life to live and they would have been better off going back where they came from.

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  114. Lyne Filion says:

    We are so used to see them as Todd, Starr and John, it’s not easy to see them return as brand new people, especially since they were on GH only a few months ago… I believe we need to give them time to work those new characters in the storyline… I am glad to see them back, and I have to say I love Kristen’s and John’s new character, but I don’t dig their names… somehow, Kat would have sounded better for Kristen’s, and I’m not certain what I would have used for Michael’s….

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  115. Tom Hudd says:

    I don’t know if this will work out but I liked it it’s interesting & I would like 2 see where it goes!!

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  116. Debby says:

    Michael Easton can play anything. He makes it look easy. But, his hair, I do not like it in a ponytail. They could have left his hair alone. He wore glasses as Michael Morley. Ron, the head writter could have given him feelings. I wish they would get rid of the actor who plays AJ. I am tired of hearing about relish all the time. If the ratings have dropped it is because Michael Easton was not on the show. When he went off, the show got very boring. I don’t like the idea of the writers bring back the 3 actors as villins. I hope OLTL and AMC flop so ABC can buy back the rights and make the 3 actors John McBain, Starr Manning and Todd Manning.

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  117. Cathy says:

    NOT GOOD AT ALL NONE OF THE CHARACTERS FROM OLTL ARE LIKEABLE SO STUPID AND IF YOU GO BACK TO THE DEAD BODY ON THE TABLE, THIS NEW GUY IS PROBABLY THE WHACK JOB THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD AND TRADED PLACES. YOU SAW THE GUY WALKING WITH THE RING ON. OH NO, THIS IS GETTING TOO FAR FETCHED AND IF GH WANTS TO REMANIN ON THE AIR, THEY BETTER DO SOMETHING QUICK TO FIX THIS MESS.

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  118. Libby says:

    They could have just changed the names & kept the same rolls & personalities! KA as Kiki totally sucks as does MK as Silas. Waiting on the RH change to completely reveal himself to make a comment on that one. The greedy BS from Prospect Park has ruined everything. I have watched the OLTL & AMC on HULU and I don’t care for either one of them. The filming is strange & the change they have made to certain characters ie: Natalie Banks (turning her into a hoochie mama & attracted to Cutter) is horrible.

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  119. Joy says:

    I have to wonder how people accept actors in other roles on different soaps. All of you who love Carly, she certainly did not start out as Carly. Katie on BB was Victoria on Y&R since very young. Treat the changes as life and realize that things do change and so do people. John, Todd and Starr made those roles their own, maybe it will work giving them the chance to expand. Is everyone so set in their ways that there is no room for change???? I’m just saying, my opinion.

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  120. Sharon says:

    I’m sorry, but I don’t like this character. He needs to be John McBain and he needs to go back to One LIfe to Live. Sorry.

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    Tali replied

    Agreed!

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  121. Judie Lewis says:

    I will keep watching General Hospital. I like that the actors are back. It’s nice to see that they want to be on General Hospital and not One Life To LIve. We will see what they plan on doing with these characters,

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  122. Sara says:

    People need to quit whining. It is what it is. Get used to it or don’t watch the show.

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  123. leigh says:

    THE WRITERS AT GH HAVE FLIPPED THEIR LIDS. STAR AND TODD HAVE LONG SINCE LOST THEIR APPEAL AND NOW JOHN MCBAIN WILL LOSE HIS.

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  124. shirley says:

    Are you kidding ? Michael does not notice the resemblance between Starr and Kiki? Sam is the only one who sees a resemblance between the vampire and the doctor but does not mention john mcBain. who are the writers trying to fool?

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    DeborahL replied

    I don’t think they are trying to fool anyone, I think legally they can’t mention any of the characters names or comment on them, so the writers hands are tied so to speak. It’s like that movie the ten commandments when the Pharaoh says “let the name of Moses be stricken from the records!” So the names of Starr, Todd, and John are “stricken from the records” of GH, well maybe until OLTL is cancelled.

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  125. tasha says:

    It’s a wait and see. What is this character hiding? Dr Silas Clay has a secret not just who his brother is!

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  126. Donna says:

    I’m not happy that the brought back all three people as someone new, it is going to take a bit getting use to this. But it does make me sad.

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  127. Barbara Petroski says:

    I have been watching GH. for 45yrs. and I’ve seen everything on that show. Although I have seen some unbelievable things on there, I really don’t think I would enjoy going the vampire route. I don’t like vampire movies and things like that except when they come on TCM and are the real old ones. I quit watching when Michael, Kelly,and all the rest of them played on the one other soap together. I watched that too till the vampires came along. Please don’t ruin GH. for me after all these yrs., cause I really and truly love the soap but it would be a real turn off and I mean I would turn it off if the soap has a vampire segment for a long period of time. Thank you for reading this and if you take what I say into consideration thank you double. Better yet run a poll on FB. or in the soap mags or both to see how fans feel about it, then you would find out if you would gain fans, lose fans, or the ratings would stay the same.

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  128. Michele says:

    Thinking Kiki= Nickname for Lauren Franco, hoping RH is Franco which would make them father/daughter which is a relationship they can have some fun with…can not imagine what on earth they’ll do with Silas, ME looks ridiculous!

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    why are you passing judgement!!!!

    He only been on the show 2 days?

    I think he will be fine, with KELLY MONACO

    PLEASE RON!!!!!!

    GIVE THEM A BABY GIRL!!!!!!!

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    maddiehayes replied

    I can tolerate ME on GH now, since he’s not playing John McBain. I do not have to FF through all his scenes with KM. Because when he played GH’s version of John, all I could see was a cheater and deadbeat dad.

  129. Jennifer Beauford says:

    I hope it’s a good role that will keep me watching, just don’t play the vampire thing it’s all about evil and playing with the dark side. You’re doing what the devil likes.

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  130. Gail says:

    I agree with all the prior comments. I can make it simple…don’t like the three of them in their new roles, they are who they were!!!

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    maddiehayes replied

    The only one I’m finding the least bit amusing is RH as “Mystery Man”.

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  131. Mk says:

    I would have preferr, Caleb’s good twin father Mike, a priest. Was he triplwts? Fathwr mikw and sam qould be thorn birds Hot!

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  132. CB says:

    Unless Silas is really Caleb who has become human, I think he’s an epic fail. No amount of RC’s rewriting of Caleb’s history is not going to make me forget that Caleb was a vampire who was alive for centuries, and that Stephen Clay was his alter ego.

    I wish ABC would stop allowing RC to trash Port Charles’ history. He never worked on that show, he has no right to rewrite it’s history.

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    Tali replied

    He’s good at destroying history-ex. John McBain!

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  133. trina says:

    for micheal it’s john mcbain, none other. bring back oltl to television w/ john, natalie & liam. plz bring that soap back also w/ trevor as todd manning & do away w/ roger h. he is a no no…john mcbain must always keep his signature hair style as it was when the soap ended n 2012. also cole & starr a must 2 bring back actually the soap as it was when it ended needs 2 return to television.

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

    Ditto!

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    Tali replied

    I agree for the most part but I love it online! Can watch whenever I want, pause it or watch it multiple times. Love ONLINE!!

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  134. Jessie says:

    People, people, give them a chance to grow on you. The introductions might have been new to you, but they all deserve a chance. For me though, I LOVE ALL the reintroductions and can’t wait to see, I am more excited than ever to see what happens!! Especially, if RH is the “REAL” Franco!!

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    Matt replied

    Glad to see someone here is making sense!

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    jen replied

    I know right lol, man I sure hope Michael find out that kiki is his cousin before he falls fore her cuz she showing her stuff

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  135. Matt says:

    If you’re not giving these talented actors and writers a chance as they make soap history with these familiar faces/new characters, it’s your loss. A couple of scenes and you’ve cancelled GH from your TiVO? Talk about melodrama.

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    Matt replied

    If you expect a beloved actor to play a single character for the rest of his life, I guess you don’t go to movies? All actors play characters, it’s called… acting! If the top Hollywood names can play different kinds of characters, why can’t these talented folks from OLTL?

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  136. jen says:

    I don’t really know yet a bit confused, cuz u figured that they would bring micheal back as somebody that else that don’t look like a vampire, but let see how this goes with rafe and sylis, I wish Jason would could back for sam and danny

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  137. jen says:

    I bet rh is franco and that kiki daughter on screen on again

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  138. Gamblerchick says:

    Michael Easton has his own, persona he gives to all of his characters. John OLTL. PC-Silias, Caleb(Stephan Clay), Michael. The person that reminds me, of Silias is Michael. The Silias character was a Epic fail, to the show. Just change his name, to Michael. The priest I rather want to watch him. Than Slias any day. That would bring more INTRESTING characters to the show. And more Cassadiane and maybe the Morley’s are long distance family to the Cassdaine family. Then so the Morley’s and the Cassadines are related. So no one will get, hurt in any way. IM SICK AND TIRED OF PEOPLE, BATING AND UPPERHANDED EACH OTHER, ABOUT WHAT CHARACTER SUCKS. AND WHAT DOESN’T. MOST PEOPLE DON’T THINK. BEFORE PP THING GOT STARTED. It was all because when PP, didn’t put them back on when they promised, the fans. Than we wouldn’t have this going on. And if they would have this then, this fight is baseless. Without anything. And then the law suit, would have been done and over with.

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  139. katclaws says:

    I’m just thrilled that ME is back and I am waiting for his character & storyline to unfold before judging and/or condeming. I think there’s going to be a lot more beneath the surface for his character, Silas or Caleb or whomever. JMHO

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  140. joy mittelstadt says:

    I agree. The return of the three characters appears to be poorly designed. Easton’s role is weak and unbelievable at best…now the third incarnation of the same person and this one is not acceptable. The introduction of Kiki has also downplayed the participation of Kirsten Alderson, who was really believable as Starr and now is skank-y and unappealing on all levels. Howarth, well let’s hope they’ve not lost sight of the inherent comedy he brought as Todd Manning. Above all this, they have too many characters, did not need “Lauren’s mom” and should stick to the base cast and the believable characters i.e. Patrick and Sabrina, Tracy, Luke, Spinelli, Anna, et al.

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    Tracey C replied

    Where have all the main characters gone? Anna hasnt been seen in weeks!

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  141. Brenda says:

    It seems to me like they didn’t have the time to inclination to come up with good stories for these three so they just threw them in. Not good.

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  142. lou says:

    Why are these 3 OLers indispensable? Bringing them all back in such an idiotic way at the same time was not essential to the GH storylines. Maybe you can argue RH has to be reintegrated but no way for the other 2. So much for all the talk about honoring GH’s history. It’s shoehorn the OLers time…again!

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  143. cassieannmeridian says:

    I love Michael Easton! Always have…I find Silas to be new and interesting. Im willing to give him a chance and see where he is headed…Im intrigued..:) Thanks GH

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  144. Trapper says:

    his is all so stupid. ABC should be willing to admit they screwed up and work something out with PP.

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  145. maddiehayes says:

    I’d rather have Michael Easton on OLTL.

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    Tali replied

    DITTO!

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    vodkamartini replied

    at this point, ditto

  146. Barb V. says:

    I though he character is cheesy bordering on scary. Give us the old characters, Todd and John McBain. My General Hospital is getting really screwy!!

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  147. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    Ron GIVE THEM A BABY GIRL PLEASE!!!!!

    BECAUSE THEY MESSES OVER SAM PREGANCY

    THE BABY SHOULD HAVE BLUE EYES AND BROWN/BLACK HAIR

    SHE WOULD LOOK LIKE A CASSADINE AND A MORELY!!!

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  148. Debbie Clinton says:

    I think bringing back the actors who portrayed “John McBain”, “Todd Manning” and “Starr Manning” as completely different characters with dyed hair (as if trying to fool the audience) is BEYOND STUPID and borderlines INSANE! Who hired this head writer anyway??? The realism and quality of GH has been TOTALLY COMPROMISED…it would take a genius to repair it at this point! GH has become embarrassing to watch and the Vampire thing is just too ridiculous for words! What happened to old fashioned LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON?????!!

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  149. Debbie Clinton says:

    I think bringing back the actors who portrayed “John McBain”, “Todd Manning” and “Starr Manning” as completely different characters with dyed hair (as if trying to fool the audience) is BEYOND STUPID and borderlines INSANE! Who hired this head writer anyway??? The realism and quality of GH has been TOTALLY COMPROMISED…it would take a genius to repair it at this point! GH has become embarrassing to watch and the Vampire thing is just too ridiculous for words! What happened to old fashioned LOVE IN THE AFTERNOON?????!!

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  150. Deborah Kallus says:

    I’m late to this party. One word sums up what I think of ME’s character…Disgusting.

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  151. nancy dillingham says:

    I so agree with you, Ken and Robert–and so many others. You do not make soap opera characters into cartoons. When you stop caring about your audience and about real drama and concentrate on camping up GH, you’re dead in the water–like the show right now.

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  152. dawnhaze says:

    To me I think all the new characters, except for Roger and I never liked the Franco character so I don’t think even Roger can change that, just don’t move smoothly. They don’t fit well. They are like excess, temporary characters.

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  153. vodkamartini says:

    First off, I love the actors that portrayed; Starr,Todd & John. However………I think that GH’s writing staff needs a swift kick. They are not utilizing the terrific actors that they have kept. Changing an actors role as dramatically and unrealistically as they have makes it almost impossible to enjoy the actors performance without being extremely judgmental. Even my son said “Really?” to the fact that father-daughter actors Todd&Starr are now father-daughter actors Franco and his daughter. And Michael Easton has gone on to his,what, fourth character as a uglied up doctor that happens to be the “twin” of a deranged (crappy) character he used to play. Hire some original thinking writers PLEASE. You are WASTING great talent on crappy story lines and characters!!!!!! Everyone I’ve talked to is EXTREMELY disappointed and this combined with Steve Burton leaving soaps only to return to soaps on another network speaks volumes about the show to its viewers. :(

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  154. Janie says:

    Why does it seem that this idiotic storyline with all the “new” characters is a plot by ABC to cancel GH to replace with yet another awful talk show or reality show? Seriously, I just want to poke the writers who thought this up, in the eye!! LOL Reallyyyy???

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  155. JT says:

    This character was not needed.

    Would have preferred to see Stefan Cassadine.
    Silas pointless

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  156. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Michael,

    Please go back to OLTL and play John McBain. You are the star of OLTL and best soap couple ever with Melissa Archer. JOLIE Rocks. Didn’t think anyone could ever top Luke and Laura but John and Natalie do. Ratings Gold.

    Prospect Park, just take a look at John and Natalie, Forever Love and John and Natalie, Marching On on Youtube. The Fairytale doesn’t get any better.

    With Michael on GH and Natalie on OLTL, all doesn’t feel right with the Universe.

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    Michael is just fine with his new character on “GENERAL HOSPITAL”

    He has great chemistry with KELLY MONACO!!!!!

    And I hope he gives Dr. Silas a baby girl!!!!

    Ron can fixed what they did with Sam and her pregancey

    Look we love Danny but they wrote Sam pregancey with so much sorrow

    They can have Sam with a baby girl and Dr. Silas as the father

    COME ON RON!!!!!!!YOU CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN

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  157. Amy Goldshine says:

    Absolutely can’t stand the character of Franco and Roger Howarth is annoying. I fast forward through his scenes. Same with Silas’ scenes, which is a shame since I have always loved Michael Easton. I have a feeling once I get past the looks like Starr thing, I’ll get used to Lauren/Kiki, but I don’t like Morgan. Such a shame…

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    Starlashane replied

    I do not like Morgan either,I am getting to the Lauren/Kiki character although i think they could have introduced her a little better.

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  158. Starlashane says:

    Havent decided how well i like Silas,although he is becomming more interesting.The relationship with Sam is not as intense as John and Sam were althugh give it time it may get there.
    I like Roger Howarth but not as Franco that just upsets the apple cart,they could have done better than that.

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  159. Mary says:

    I absolutely love Sam and Silas together as I did John McBain with Sam. I did not like Sam with Jason. As long as the writers give them a good storyline, they are the best.

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  160. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Has anyone seen Dr. Silas Clay this week? Looks to me like Lieutenant John McBain is gone undercover as a doctor on GH. It is as if Ron is making him more like John to be likeable. Same character as John McBain only playing a doctor. It’s time for the real John McBain to stand up and go home to Llanview where he is sorely missed and the heart and sole of OLTL.

    Prospect Park, Michael Easton as John McBain is one character that OLTL can’t live without. He and Melissa are awesome and the heart of the show. Please try to woo him back. If not, we need a great replacement. Perhaps Steve Burton?

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  161. Mary says:

    I like the character of Silas Clay played by Michael Easton as long as he is paired with Sam, they have the best chemistry that I’ve seen in a long time.

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  162. Patricia Dodd says:

    I like the way the character of Silas Clay is being developed. He has a coldness about him that Sam eventually saw through. I think they make a good couple. the new storyline of Nina being added is another twist in the Silas and Sam plot. I like it. What will happen? Will Sam stay with him? will he tell Sam the truth? Will Nina come out of her coma and come to PC? so much to think about. I do like this character, aside from the fact that he is drop dead gorgeous.

    thanks for listening
    Patricia Dodd

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  163. Tara Days News/Tara Cummings says:

    I think Michael would be great in any storyline, but this character Doctor Silas Clay was perfect for this amazing actor. General Hospital writers are incredible.

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