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299 February 2nd, 2016 Michael Easton Returning To General Hospital!

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

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

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

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

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

announcement from Frank Valentini on Vimeo.

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  1. Scott (ATWT Fan) says:

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

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    AJQ replied

    GH will never be about GH as long as Frank is here. He can’t get past OLTL’s cancellation. How is it logical to think that the way to attract GH fans is with actors from other shows or specifically OLTL?

    This is GH. GH fans would tune in for GH characters and actors. But Frank is obsessed with his OLTL pals and really has the nerve to hype it as big news for “General Hospital Fans.” It’s really insulting. Nothing changes and it won’t.

    A few fans start a petition and we’re supposed to believe it meant something and had significance? Was it 10,000 people, I can’t remember? How many thousands, tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands tuned out prior because Easton and all the other newbies invaded the show to begin with.

    This is really a sad state of events and really sad that Frank billed it the way he did. All the chatter and speculation was Frisco’s back, Tristan got a contract, you know things that would appeal to GH fans and be big news. Nothing changes.

    The ratings are up from RC and because it’s winter, the show isn’t going anywhere because ABC daytime can’t figure out anything else, and the show will never achieve the success it can because the EP laments away for OLTL and is determined to take GH away from its fans. Good Luck.

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    Tristan replied

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

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

    Dee replied

    AJQ I completely agree with you!

    AJQ replied

    I didn’t hear that about a new mob boss, just another reason not to like this.

    It is nothing against ME, he seems like a very decent guy and really professional. But today’s announcement just highlights so many problems with TPTB at GH and how nothing has changed.

    For Frank to bill this as a big surprise for GH fans is either completely tone deaf or just tauntingly disrespectful. It’s just more of the same. Actors from other soaps take precedence over GH veteran actors, even to the point of giving them a fourth character in as many years.

    Why are our veteran actors chopped liver? They were all on a soap that was rated higher than OLTL with a more well known brand. Yet they take a back seat or aren’t even on the bus.

    And how disrespectful to Kristina Wagner today. They had her live tweeting, which raised speculation that the announcement had something to with Jack Wagner or Tristan, and Frank makes an announcement about his OLTL actor coming back, knowing there would be a lot of chatter and it had nothing to do with her appearance and really overshadowed it. It’s just typical and it’s enough already.

    Jay Trotter replied

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

    Ned’s return from 2013-2015 was a major success. He had taken his place as the Q’s new patriarch. He was a mentor to Michael at ELQ. He gave Tracy tough love as her son. He gave Olivia an enjoyable romance. He was a good sparring partner for Julian. He would now be able to interact with his brother, Dillon, who’s finally back in town. Robert could reunite with Anna to give her a pairing while they fight crime together. He could play a veteran mentor at the station for Jordan, Dante and Nathan. They could always bring Ethan back and make him Robert’s son with Holly. This just leaves the door open for DAYS/Y&R to put Wally and Tristian back on contract which means no more GH appearances for Ned and Robert.

    Matt replied

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

    Justin replied

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

    Jumps replied

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

    AJQ replied

    Well Matt, Lol! you spend time on the internet calling out people you don’t even know, accusing them and commenting on their actions and lives.

    Again, instead of spending your free time anonymously calling people out for what they like or don’t like or what they do or don’t do, using words like whine and hate, why don’t you stick to the subject and try and make an intelligent point?

    It’s not the 1980′s because Michael Easton is brought back to play a fourth character in four years? OK.

    But what is it? This need to hire and now rehire actors from other soaps, from OLTL, to play new characters? And why is Easton important? This so called fan revolt for this “popular” actor resulted in what? The ratings have been higher the last five months with him gone, so what measureable impact has his departure had on GH?

    And btw Matt, since you know me so well, I don’t watch everyday. Like today, I won’t be watching today to see Howarth & Stafford on chew it up for an hour.

    Elizabeth replied

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

    Lisha replied

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

    ABC Suds Vet from the Get replied

    I honestly don’t understand why any GH fan would have a problem with an actor coming over from a defunct ABC soap unless they think little or nothing of said actor’s chops.
    Imo it’s all in the ABC soap actors family and I welcome them. I do however feel differently about actors from other network soaps coming to GH.
    It’s just odd to me why so many prior OLTL AMC,PC or RH fans(I won’t mention one or two that pre-dated RH) take umbrage, laced with a competitive fervor,and see as an interloping intrusion, old familiar faces from the aforementioned soaps becoming part of the GH family.
    I am devoted fan of ME since Port Charles and am very happy to welcome him back. That being said let’s petition for TR to stay on long-term. I love seeing him intereact with Anna and Mac and everyone else.He’s brought well-needed class, eady grace,talent, charisma, style and a touch of old school GH back. Imo we need more getting back to hospital roots as the show’s base of operation (no pun intended),rather than Crime (Caricature of) Inc. Give us a core Chief Of Staff who has and upholds great values and the hipocratic oath, a dedicated Head Nurse without attitude that would normally get her fired , staff who love their jobs et al .to drive story.Give us more core families -upstanding PC denizens to balance out what we have now.
    Can’t wait for Michael’s return.

    Timmm replied

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

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    Scott (ATWT Fan) replied

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

    Moviegal replied

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

    davlestev1 replied

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

    Elizabeth replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Dee replied

    Well said ABC Suds Vet from the Get

    nancy dillingham replied

    Agreed!

    KM replied

    MiE seems like a good guy and I’m happy for him and his fans since I think he got kind of a raw deal from GH the last time. But like you, Scott, I was hoping for more returns of classic GH characters, it being GH Fan February and all.

    I wonder if Frank Valentini might have been better off holding off on this for a week or so until GH’s own character returns (hopefully there will be at least a few of them) were announced?

    I’m a little skeptical on yet another new character for MiE as well. It better be really good to pull this off. In any case, I think any GH returns should have been front and center first before FV added MiE as the icing on the cake so to speak.

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    Matthew replied

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

    Harry (the real Harry) replied

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

    Shay replied

    @Harry….Thank you for your sentiments….they are spot on! Having been a Michael Easton fan for a few decades from his primetime work and then on Port Charles, I am delighted that he’s returning to GH in whatever role it will be…he’s versatile enough to handle something totally different from Silas or even the OLTL fanbase’s sainted John McBain. And speaking of that particular show, I totally agree with you that it’s time that Frank got over that program’s cancellation, however, the same must be said for all those viewers who just won’t let it go…..like it or not, GH is GH, not OLTL 2.0…that experiment tried and failed….at the beginning I was gracious in the notion that we got Mc Bain, Todd, and Starr, landing in Port Charles since they were acceptable enough characters…I especially loved having Easton there as John….he fit in the best of the three. However, when we started getting Blair, then Tea, crashing into town, it was clear that a hybrid soap was the intended end result. Thankfully, Prospect Park put an end to that plot…of course, that fact hasn’t stopped many posters here from constantly bemoaning their precious show is over and insisting we need to get this actress and that actor from that soap to come to Port Charles. The reality is that OLTL is over and done….just accept it and move on like all of us who watched other past daytime dramas have had to do….GH has already absorbed far too many “refugees” from there and other shows, and by and large, this has not met with success, as Harry has so rightfully pointed out. Lastly, before anyone gets insulted by my remarks, let me ask you this, had the shoe been on the other foot, and GH instead had been cancelled, how would you have liked Luke, Sonny, Carly, Maxie, Lulu, Dante, et al, invading Llanview, then having us GH fans clamoring non-stop for more and more of our beloved characters to take over that town? I already know the answer….you wouldn’t have liked it and I certainly couldn’t have blamed you. Just trying to put this undoubtedly touchy subject into perspective. At any rate, welcome back, Michael Easton….you’ve been missed!

    Dee replied

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

    James R. Poissant replied

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

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    Barbara Scarnechia replied

    Barbara (fan of GH & OLTL)

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

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    Trisha replied

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

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  2. Melissa says:

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

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    Timmm replied

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

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    Melissa replied

    Well they’ve got to acknowledge the resemblance somehow…

    Guest replied

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

  3. dmr says:

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

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    Timmm replied

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

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    Trudy replied

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

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

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    Erick replied

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

    Dee replied

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

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

    Shay replied

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

    Trudy replied

    Dee

    I didn’t watch Port Charles, because the vampire stuff made it feel pretty disconnected from GH to me. So I don’t think of Michael Easton as coming from GH.

    I liked Easton’s Silas character on GH, but like all of the OLTL actors’ characters after the Prospect Park lawsuit, Silas was poorly developed and had little in the way of good story lines.

    My comment on Easton goes more to the fact that Guza decimated the non-mob families in Port Charles and I would like to see more of them back on the canvas to balance the mob stories. I’m thrilled with the Anna and Robert story right now, so I would love GH to put Tristan on contract to keep Robert around. I really want Wally Kurth as Ned back and on contract to beef up the Q family. I also want Lucky back to beef up the Spencer/Webber families.

    Rather than adding new characters, which I think Frank Valenti does too often, my preference would be to rebuild the non-mob families by bringing back characters that I loved,preferably with the original actors.

    That said, I like Michael Easton, as I said in my original comment. I am hoping that he is coming back as a character with a connection to a non-mob family.

    Finally, I think characterizing my original comment as whining is inaccurate and rude. Surely we can have different points of view without slamming one another.

    Guest replied

    They already said he is a NEW character

    CeeCee replied

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

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    Penny replied

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

    Elizabeth replied

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

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    Dee replied

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

    Dee replied

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

  4. Jason says:

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

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    Elise Kiefer replied

    That would be awesome!

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    Chrissy replied

    That would be awesome if he returned as John Mcbain!

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    PABWECG replied

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

    Harry replied

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

    lorraine deangelo replied

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

    clh replied

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

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    Fanny replied

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

    Elizabeth replied

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

    blake replied

    I hope so too, I miss John McBain.

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    Harry replied

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

    tali3180 replied

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

    Harry D. replied

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

    Harry (the real Harry) replied

    Well, Harry the Second or Harry D–I was not in a huff. Albeit, I am well conditioned to be in a huff as I am in one quite often–muscle memory and all that. But not this time. I do not own the copyright to the name of Harry so of course I cannot ask you to refrain from using the common name of Harry.
    I just didn’t quite agree with your statement and many folks who did agree with you were giving me the credit for it.
    I agree with you with your expression of love of Michael E and also your expression of appreciation for John McBain. However, where we part ways is that I have finally come to realize that OLTL cannot be relived on GH. Prospect Park or not, it’s just not working. I do not feel soap opera cross over stories and characters work although it’s pretty to think so.
    I just wish OLTL could come back on its own.

  5. ConnieMac says:

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

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    Rose replied

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

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    Terri replied

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

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  6. Jamie says:

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

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  7. Iakovos says:

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

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    Guest replied

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

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  8. Mike Pizzi says:

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

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    Timmm replied

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

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    Mike Pizzi replied

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

    Timmm replied

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

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  9. jacque says:

    wonderful news… Hope its John McBain….

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    Timmm replied

    You didnt read the article, its a NEW character.

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    Rose replied

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

    Fanny replied

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

    Harry 1 replied

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

    Abruzzfan replied

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

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  10. Tali3180 says:

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

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    Annie replied

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

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    Elizabeth replied

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

    kathryn63 replied

    AMEN, TO THAT PLEASE, PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE,PLEASE, IT IS MEANT TO HAPPEN & IS GOING TO HAPPEN WE ALL HAVE TO BE PATIENT THEY ARE ABSOLUTE GOLDEN TOGETHER UNDERSTATEMENT OF THE CENTURY!!!!!! I WILL NOT CANNOT & STOMACH THE THOUGHT OF HIM BEING PAIRED WITH ANY OF THOSE ACTRESSES ON GH NOW THEY ARE FAR FROM BEING GOOD ENOUGH FOR HIM!!!!! MELISSA ALL THE WAY FOR HIM THEY SOOOOOOO ROCK!!!!!! THIS FROM A DIE-HARD ME/MA/JOLIE FAN!!!!!!! SHE WOULD BE GREAT AS CLAUDETTE OR SARAH OR ANYONE! FRANK KNOWS HER VERRRRY WELL & IS HIS PET JUST LIKE ME IS. AND TO CLARIFY WHEN I SAY THEY ROCK I MEAN CHEMISTRY WISE & THEIR LOVE SCENES WOW,WOW,WOW,WOW,WOW!!!!! FV BRING MELISSA ON TO GH ASAP!! HOW BOUT A PETITION LIKE WAS DONE FOR ME ANYONE KNOW HOW WE CAN START ONE?

    maddiehayes replied

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

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    Marianne replied

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

    Soapluv2010 replied

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

    Beth replied

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

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    Demi replied

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

    Steph replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Amy replied

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

  11. Joe says:

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

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  12. Tristan says:

    I like Michael Easton, and welcome him back to GH. Not only a very talented man, but a very classy man.

    However…really…a lot of GH fans were hoping the so-called “big big news” was to be a contract offered to Tristan Rogers or, because Kristina Wagner was “tweeting” today, perhaps news that Jack Wagner was returning. The Tristan Rogers thing really irks me and confuses me. The man literally lights up the screen and everyone around him. Fan response to his latest return is consistently enthusiastic on every soap site I have been to. Does anyone have any real understanding of why an obvious permanent “get” for the show is not being “got”? Inquiring minds want to know!

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    KansasGuest replied

    I thought Rogers had a contract with Y&R.

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    Tristan replied

    No he does not, TR was dropped to “recurring” status on Y&R months ago. That is why he is able to appear on both GH and Y&R. In fact today I hear he appeared on both shows!

    I like Easton, don’t get me wrong. But I do not understand — truly do not — why this beloved GH star, TR, is not part of the TPTB’s equation for what can help GH regain more of its luster.

    And the fact that Easton is reputedly coming on as a mobster? Horrifying, as I am soooooo sick of the mob on GH. This would be his fourth character on GH (McBain, Caleb, Silas, drug lord), when we have actors that are never being given any kind of chance at all: John J. York (Mac), Kristina Wagner (Felicia), and most exasperatingly, Tristan Rogers as Robert Scorpio.

    Fanny replied

    TR is still on contract w/ Y&R.

    Tristan replied

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

    Harry 1 replied

    Tristan is right–TR is on reoccurring status on Y&R and it’s a travesty of justic.
    He also has made it clear that he would like to return to GH.
    I would like to see Robert and Laura in a scene together.
    They’re old friends. I will never forget the day Laura bumped into Robert Scorpio on a foggy pier. Scorpio was wearing a London Fog rain coat and may have been the most handsome man ever to erupt out a fog bank. And then he spoke and he had fans at hello with that Aussie accent. He and Laura flirted harmlessly with one another and enjoyed a very nice and natural chemistry. Why can’t we watch these two old friends play a game of catch up?
    I guess so we can watch Paul and Ava make disgusting love, Nina and Franco play isolated house with each other and watch Alexis and Jillian compete for mirror time. Why is it so hard to get the most simple wishes granted these days? Why do TPTB seem bound and determined to give fans what they DON’T want?

    Trudy replied

    Agree.

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    Shay replied

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

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    KansasGuest replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

  13. Melissa says:

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

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    kathryn63 replied

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

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  14. Rose says:

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

    Reply

    CeeCee replied

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

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    I love gh replied

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

    Fanny replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Timmm replied

    A CEREAL killer!

    CeeCee replied

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

    Shay replied

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

    Walter replied

    “Daytime cereal” hahaha

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    Shay replied

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

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    CeeCee replied

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

    Harry (the real Harry) replied

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

  15. Anthony says:

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

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  16. clh says:

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

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    Annie replied

    So true !

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    CeeCee replied

    How many ships has Sam sailed?

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  17. dtriggs says:

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

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  18. Ghlover says:

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

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    Fanny replied

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

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    Rose replied

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

  19. Jimh(leave it to beaver) says:

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

    Reply

    Maxie replied

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

    Reply

    CeeCee replied

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

    Marianne replied

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

    Steph replied

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

    Amy replied

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

    Reply

  20. Justin says:

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

    Reply

  21. Lou Piikes says:

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

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    Timmm replied

    No she is the produce manager!

    Reply

    Harry 1 replied

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

  22. Timmm says:

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

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  23. Mike says:

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

    But making him a fourth character on GH? Stretching it WAY too far.

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  24. Patrick says:

    I remember being in a glum mood…. that this actor was killed off

    this isn’t what I’d call a BIG move… but so be it…

    1. I’m happy for the fans of
    2. he has a family to support
    3. I really like his sharing insight; the genre; the actors ; the behind the scenes

    he carries himself well…I like hearing about his experiences

    hummmmm ???? as a new character

    I wonder if this is someone new for Sam
    I wonder if this is someone new for Ava

    would he work with Parker ?

    one thing I’ve missed with Silas… is how much Kiki misses her father

    PS: no more thank tops… love it when you wear blues…

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    Denise replied

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

    Reply

    Timmm replied

    What a fan!

  25. j9 says:

    Yay!! This makes my day!

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  26. Michael S. says:

    No vampires please!

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  27. Aria says:

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

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    Fanny replied

    Hopefully this the first of many great announcements.

    Reply

    Timmm replied

    I like your positive attitude Fanny!

    Fanny replied

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

  28. Joe says:

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

    Reply

    KansasGuest replied

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

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    Fanny replied

    @KansasGuest…Great post.

    CeeCee replied

    I am glad you said it, KansasGuest. Whenever su and I even touch on the subject of bringing in a younger cast of professionals, or otherwise….we are summarily cut down at the knee.
    I am not saying to get rid of the ‘older’ cast, but who will pick up where they have left off. Tyler Christopher is 43. Still relatively young but borderline middle aged. You are so right. Where is the next generation of any profession, period. It seems that a select few want things to remain status quo. There is no young romance….instead of youth preparing and planning for a wedding, we have grandmas looking at churches and wedding dresses. I have been waiting for Maxie and Nathan to get all cozy in wedded bliss. But, soon enough that relationship will go down the toilet and out to sea. Bah, caramba!!

    Elizabeth replied

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

    Donny replied

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

    Reply

    Tristan replied

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

    Tristan replied

    I mean: no matter how esteemed.

    davidevansmith replied

    Tristan, I recall reading years ago that Rachel Ames retired, and she’s only really returned for the 50th Anniversary episodes and that one shot where she was at a desk writing letter to Elizabeth for her wedding explaining why she couldn’t attend. Sounds like favors to me, her being willing to come out of retirement for the integrity of the character of Audrey to be protected for the fans.

    And Donny, that sounds nice and all, and I love Erika Slezak, but with Slezak living on the east coast, it’s likely not worth it to give her a role like Audrey, which is older than Slezak is, and completely marginalized. Hardly worth Slezak’s flyer miles to fly to L.A. to pop up for a wedding or a conversation over a cup of coffee with Liz. A character like Audrey is not likely to be driving major story ever again, regardless of who plays her.

  29. su0000 says:

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

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    su0000 replied

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

    Reply

    CeeCee replied

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

    Timmm replied

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

    Shay replied

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

    Patrick replied

    … IT”s

    GOOD ; for Nina / Crimson / Maxie / Dillan vs. Julian

    with humor thrown in… good acting … likeable characters… this part of GH is turning

    LOL…. hummm ? Mayor Lomax…. that blond hair… took me…she looks like a feminist … so why was she the one to get all hot under the collar ? ! ? !

    way to debut an actor’ new character, I guess

    hummmm??? I hope it doesn’t drag out that far… that we need the ultra gets on my nerves Ms. Feminist Alexis

    get on the stick for the menfolk…. enough of the “black” underwear… form fitted

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    tim S replied

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

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    Timmm replied

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

  30. Phil says:

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

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    Lisa Cotterman replied

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

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    CeeCee replied

    WHAT??

  31. CeeCee says:

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

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    CeeCee replied

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

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    Tristan replied

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

    su0000 replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Timmm replied

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

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  32. Coco says:

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

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    CeeCee replied

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

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    Rose replied

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

  33. Jonathan says:

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

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  34. Manuel says:

    This is really great news !!!

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  35. Brett says:

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

    Reply

    Alexis replied

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

    Reply

    Dee replied

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

    Elizabeth replied

    They need to stop killing every character who for one reason or another needs to get off the canvas! WHY can’t the production team be serious about the fact that a daytime soap is supposed to be a CONTINUING drama that OCCURS in the realm of the human being? At least that USED to be the case…

    I get that Michael was treated poorly by RC and written abominably. But there are SO many other characters that could have been invited back as others here have stated. I just wish Valentini didn’t give his actions so little consideration from one day to the next.

  36. Elhu says:

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

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  37. Dee says:

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

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    robbie replied

    PREACH ! Vaughn back as Lucky would be fantastic!

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  38. blake says:

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

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  39. rebecca1 says:

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

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  40. acindy31 says:

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

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    Dee replied

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

    Reply

    Timmm replied

    I am happy for you.

    CeeCee replied

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

  41. Suzanne says:

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

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    Coco replied

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

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    CeeCee replied

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

    Reply

    Patrick replied

    I’m with your feelers’

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

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

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

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

    argh!

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

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

    su0000 replied

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

    Maxie replied

    Ugh!

    CeeCee replied

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

    CeeCee replied

    @su.
    Thanks, su.

    Timmm replied

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

    Timmm replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Patrick replied

    woah

    Laura looks a little older than ME

    just saying

    I am anxiously waiting to see Laura in the dating pool

    PS: CeeCee

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

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

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

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    Patrick replied

    IE: by @ploy… the breastfeeding debate

    I wonder what next months issue entails

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

    surprises

    CeeCee replied

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

    Harry 1 replied

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

    rebecca1 replied

    Lol…Harry…seriously? No one? You’ve had a front seat to a few “tiffs” re that.

    I actually agree with Patrick in this only because Michael E. always gives off a cool, hip vibe and Laura to date not so much. The actual years don’t matter but as much as the match. Kassie DePaiva is almost ten years older than Roger but they fit perfectly on OLTL.

    Richard Burg (Paul) os only 57…Jane Elliott is 68. I could see him with Laura…vibe-wise…but not as the evil incarnate he is.

    Carlos is almost a decade older than Sabrina…well…the actor is in real life and they supposedly go way back. Haven’t seen too much mentioned on that disparity…

  42. Stacey says:

    Thrilled! As a long time GHer, I can still appreciate a talented and handsome actor.. and he technically is not a “OLTL” actor.. he started on Days, was a core character on Port Charles, OLTL, then GH.. he is a talented SOAP actor and GH is lucky to have him! While GH has always been and remains my favorite soap, I love many of the actors from AMC & OLTL & PC.. they are ABC actors and would love to see some more appearences on GH… I don’t care what show they were on before, its all about the role, the storyline, the chemistry.. why not bring in an established actor with a fan base? He is a very popular actor and I know I’m not the only fan thrilled with this news! I sure wouldn’t mind seeing Melissa Archer again too.. just because my first loyalties are to GH, does not mean I don’t want to see talented actors from other shows appear on GH… lord knows we have lost enough GHers to Y&R.

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    CeeCee replied

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

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    Steph replied

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

    Kathryndenise63@gmail.com replied

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

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  43. Liam says:

    I have liked Michael Easton’s work (specifically Caleb on PC); however, why is GH suddenly turning into American Horror Story with actors playing multiple characters? I’ll have to admit that I’m pretty disappointed in Frank Valentini specifically because he made out this announcement to be bigger than I believe it was. I, too, was expecting a TRUE GH veteran return or veteran signed to a contract, but it appears that Mr. V is more determined to satisfied a smaller camp of GH fans along with his own appetite for revisiting OLTL characters in new GH roles instead of focusing on the RICH history that this show offers and the persistent veteran fans who have stayed with the show through good and bad (mostly bad for the past almost 15 years). So, of course it should come as no surprise when viewership drops…that’s the veteran viewers dwindling away.

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  44. Li says:

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

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

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

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  45. mike says:

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

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  46. su0000 says:

    Hallelujah! !! HELLELUJAH!

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

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    Rose replied

    Damn!

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    CeeCee replied

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

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    Timmm replied

    Maybe he is a mobster with a heart!

    CeeCee replied

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

    Tristan replied

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

    CeeCee replied

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

    Miriam replied

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

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    Shay replied

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

    Fanny replied

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

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    Tristan replied

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

    Timmm replied

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

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    Fanny replied

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

  47. Alan says:

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

    *groan*

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    su0000 replied

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

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    Tristan replied

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

    Justin replied

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

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    Tristan replied

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

    Timmm replied

    At least Sonny is a legacy character.

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    CeeCee replied

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

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  48. Belle says:

    I was hoping Frank was bringing back A.J.

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  49. Deborah says:

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

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  50. Lisa Cotterman says:

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

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    nancy dillingham replied

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

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  51. Michael (not Fairman) says:

    Doesn’t this just speak volumes about the decision making at ABC? Has it even been six months since Silas died?

    If I remember the (behind-the-scenes) story correctly, they wanted a murder mystery, and they decided Silas/ME was expendable.

    Make up your minds, please, because this has gotten beyond silly. As others have pointed out, this will be ME’s FOURTH character in the Port Charles world. (And you fired Ron Carlivati because his stuff was too campy? Please. I think you’ve just raised the bar on campiness.)

    No disrespect meant, by any of this, to Mr. Easton, who proved in his exit interview that he’s a class act and deserved better than what he got the last time out. I hope they do him right this time. Silas was, in my opinion, a big dud of a character. I ran hot and cold on Johnny Mc on One Life to Live, but I thought the General Hospital version was a bit lighter and showed real promise. (Never saw him as Caleb.) If they’re going to bring him back, they should write an interesting character for him to play (if they know how).

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    Dee 1 replied

    He def did not deserve to be fired for a lame murder mystery I think TPTB under estimated his popularity , and were shocked by 14,408 fans demanding his return. Ron did write Silas as a dud Easton deserved better. The GH version of Mcbain was not as brooding as the OLTL version it was nice. I hope the new character will be a better fit.

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  52. Timmm says:

    Who is this “Dixon” that was mentioned on both Monday and Tuesdays episodes? Could it be Michael’s new character?

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  53. Timmm says:

    Could Michael Easton be tied to Hayden? Her ex-husband? Hmmm.

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    Shay replied

    Oh, I hope not, Timmm….If there’s anything we’ve learned from the Silas debacle, it’s that Michael Easton needs to be kept away from not only Nina, who totally ruined his character, but other females who have no true ties to the GH canvas. I regard Hayden to be in that same undesirable category. He was passable with Ava, even though I never really bought into their history….I’m actually hoping he’s going to be more of an action man, and less of a romantic figure, at least initially. Having said that, if Anna and Robert are not going to be reunited, he could do very well with her…they had a certain chemistry when he played McBain.

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    Timmm replied

    Well Shayster, I know your not in Hayden’s fan club so I’m not surprised by your comment. HOWEVER, you do make a good point about Michael needing to be connected to a Port Charles alum. I agree. I love the Anna suggestion. Especially if Michael is playing a shady character because Anna knows how to do that dance because of Duke. PS: Hayden can stay with Nick. THAT is some fire there baby!

    Shay replied

    You got that right, Timmmbo! I simply cannot warm up to Hayden, I mean, Rachel! (Whatever her name is….) I kept hoping that in the midst of her Medieval farce of wedding with Nik, that Britt would pop up to save the day and stop the nuptials….I really miss that girl….she was just so much fun, and waaay better with Prince Nicky! (I now find him to be so slimy and gross with Hayden….I just want him back the way he used to be….) As for Anna and the new Easton character, that’s only on the condition that Robert fails to stay in town, but I must admit, I am looking forward to see who and what Michael’s latest role is all about. P.S. By the way, I’m the one who suggested that he should be Valentin Cassadine, although it is something that CeeCee and I have shared before, so I can see why you would recall her part in the discussion! Later, Timmmster!.

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    CeeCee replied

    Good one. In Vegas (was it Vegas?) after Nik and Hayden tied the knot, we hear a man’s voice calling…. ” Rachel”?! Could that be Mystery Michael
    Shay? I have a different spin. Silas, Ava and MadMaddie ruined Nina, not the other way around. Thanks to them, she list twenty years of her life. But, no one talks about that.
    I agree about Nik being a slime ball. But, he became one before Hayden entered his life. She had nothing to do with his dirty dealings.
    As far as Easton ? What if I go back to my premise that he is an undercover agent collaborating with Anna? He infiltrates the snake pit, namely Paul’s abode, to catch himself a baddie.

    CeeCee replied

    What? My ears were ringing. Who is Valentin? Did I miss a comment? Let’s see. Be right back…..found it. Oh, yes, Timmmbo. That was Shay. Remember, I am not well-versed with GH history…..ta-ta.

    CeeCee replied

    Lost

    Timmm replied

    I would date Hayden before I would ever date Britt but thats me but we are talking about a different Prince right now! [Ha ha ha!] Dont you see the energy when Nick and Hayden lock lips? I didnt see that with Brita! Brit is evil. Think of all the BS she was involved with and NOW she is eating ice cream on the park bench with daddy! Ewww! Hayden may turn out to be worse but not yet. We dont know this whole Rachel thing yet. I feel bad for Nick. He is supposed to be this powerful, evil Cassadine and he is being lead around by his little leash! [Men are dumb!]

    My sincerest apologies on giving Double Cee credit on guessing that Michael may play Valentin! You two can duke it out at Sonny’s gym!

    Lastly, IF Robert were to stay I would NEVER suggest Michael’s new character for her over Scorpio. NO WAY! Sadly though Tristan has already started showing up again at Y&R and looking as bored as ever!

    Later Shayter!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm:
    I must cede to Shaybelle about Valentin. I barely know next to nothing about this guy. Shay has given me quite a few history lessons on the Cassidines.
    As FAS as Britt, I do agree with you. I came to really care for her after her turnabout….all in the name of love ; her love for Nik. I especially enjoyed the rapport she had with Spencer. Considering the infestation running through her arteries, she’s to be lauded.
    However, she lacks the sex appeal, the wild abandon exhibited by Hayden with Nik. I do not like him, but, I have quite a discerning eye. Plus, I feel things…..Their breathtaking, sexual interludes (Hayden and Nik) are so real, I always do a double-take……restless.
    I also realize that you reveal a bit of yoursel with each comment. Lol. Seems to me you prefer petite girls. Britt is very tall; Hayden not so much; but, oh, so well put together. Loved her tannish jeans and top yesterday. Bye, babe.

    CeeCee replied

    Correction: as FAR as Britt, not FAS.

    Timmm replied

    Hay Shay, dont forget, this Sunday, “The Kitten Bowl” on the Hallmark Channel. I’ll be thinking of you!

    CeeCee replied

    What is going on here, Timmmy? That’s what I said. I swear, I promise, I had not read your comment yet. We seem to be of one mind….over and over. Only my husband reads my mind. Is that you, Jude? Under the guise of Timmm. Very strange, that. Hmmmm.

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    Timmm replied

    Yes its me honey, Judeee, if you can read my mind and I’m sure you can, meet me tonight at the Metro Court and wear those Sam-like high healed black boots. Dont worry, Sam wont be wearing any of hers for awhile as she is on her back in a basement with a faulty space heater that is going to engulf the who house in flames and Jason will run in to save Sam but forget why he ran in the house and LULU will drop by and save Sam and Jason and Val will sleep together! WHEW!

    Seriously, If I could read your mind like your husband I would know as I already feel he is a lucky guy because you are a winner! Much love, Timmm!

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    Awwww, my guy! Thank you!! I’m going to have him read this. I was 6 years old when I met my husband, Timmm. Long time…I’m almost 30.
    You are too funny….so important in a relationship, Timmm. Don’t ever lose that sardonic sense of humor.
    This is exactly what GH needs. The writers should sift through these comments and get a feel of what, we, the fans want and need….a little comedic relief. They barely touch on the newfound camaraderie among Nina, Olivia and Alexis. I have noticed that each of them has her own little idiosyncrasy. I wish that would be explored. I like seeing women effortlessly interact, without fighting…no cat fights. Maybe once in a while, lol. All three have that mischievous, Je ne sais quoi thing about their personality. The ladies are quite humorous. And, Olivia…wow, she’s a natural…arms flailing and all. Wouldn’t you like to see these three huddled together? Women power! Ha!
    Thank you, my friend. Love you.

    CeeCee replied

    @Timmm.
    PS. Hey, Timmm. I was ruminating about what you said, even though in jest. Seriously, who in his/her right mind keeps an old, rusty space-heater in the basement, where it is so easily accessible to all those kids ( and kids’ friends)? A normally thinking parent would have gotten rid of that long time ago. The PTB should think about these things. This is not the 50′s where nothing was throws out or did not realize the potential risks. We, the fans, scrutinize stuff like that. They should also bring that basement up to par….mine is quite warm, LOL. Later, love.

    Shay replied

    Hey there, CeeCeeGirl….Gotta disagree with you about the “woman power” thing…..Seeing these three divas playing nice is wrong on so many levels. First, I loved Olivia as a most worthy adversary in trying to wrest Julian’s affections from Alexis….now that they are hanging together as “breast friends” heading toward “bosom buddies,” that looks to be off the table. And adding your beloved Nina to the mix makes it all the worse….she’s so profoundly weird and awkward that any interactions beyond Maxie and Franco just don’t seem to ring true, especially since she has fallen back into that unfortunate baby kick again….Liv had better guard Leo with great vigilance from this maternally-obsessed whackadoo….it looks like her mama-mania is about to enter Phase Two! As for your notions regarding that space heater….I agree! The aspect that really hit me as daft was having it right NEXT to that water tank….what the? Who would do such a thing????? Even if one does have reason to hold on to such a decrepit piece of equipment, it should be stored away from three mischievous boys! I know Liz has her hands full, but I cannot believe this woman would be so clueless and idiotic!

    Shay replied

    Now, now, CeeCeeGirl, I’m giving Sam a pass on her stupidity since she is suffering from a concussion….normally, she is a pretty sharp cookie in a most streetwise sort of way. But you are so right when you state that it’s the writers making both Ms. Morgan and Liz look like ding-a-lings….in fact, Nurse Webber is guilty of gross neglect as a mother….so tell me, does she also keep spare cans of gasoline and pyrotechnic devices stored in that drafty basement, as well???? Whatever is down there, it’s gonna go BOOM!!!!! (I just hope the heat of the fire doesn’t permanently meld Sam’s booties to her feet! Ouch!!!! And good luck in removing those babies!) At any rate, I’m glad you liked my “observations.” I am trying so hard to be good, and yet not totally abandon my love of clever wordplays….such a delicate balancing act, to be sure! As for Olivia, I do take your point….morally-speaking. It just kills me that she has this beautiful little son who deserves the full-time, live-in presence of his father…..you know what would solve the problem? Julian going all “Sister Wives.” He could marry Liv as “Wifelet #1,” to give Leo legitimacy, and also because Olivia is the one who possesses the traditional skillset (cooking, child care, etc….) to provide a happy home. Alexis could be the back-up wifey who does what she does best—that would be picking up Liv’s occasionally understandable slack in the bedroom after a long hard day of housemaking….quite the win-win situation, don’t you think???? Just a suggestion….By the way, I totally can relate to your immense dislike of football….I don’t get it either, which made for one very boring year in my youth when I was standing on the stadium sidelines as a truly clueless cheerleader….I just jumped up and down and screamed whenever the captain said so….Haha! In terms of your description of your SuperBowl “celebration,” it sounds like after dinner on “Downton Abbey” when the males and females separate into drinking den-dwellers and chatty hens quipping in the parlor…..I guess some things really don’t change no matter how much we supposedly evolve! LOL. At any rate, hope you enjoy the weekend! Later, mia amica!

    CeeCee replied

    @Shay.
    I know, I know, cara amica. You have been really good. So have I. We should both get ten gold stars from the teacher.
    Football? To each his/her own, I guess. More power to those women who follow the sport. I much prefer baseball, if I were asked.
    However, let me tell you how much I love Jude….there have been many a Sunday; and there will be many more in the future, where I sacrifice my time (lol) and sit with him watching football, just to keep him company. Then again, he watches soaps with me in bed. Soooo…..good week-end to you, too, love.

    Shay replied

    Hey there, Timmm…Um, no, you can bet all nine lives that “catrocious” spectacle shall not be on my mewing, I mean, viewing, schedule! Quite frankly, I don’t even plan to watch the real game….I’m not that into sports, and besides, it’s “Downtown Abbey” night! When “Masterpiece Theater” is in the mix, not much else matters…..I consider that program to be my “Calgon, take me away….” time….it’s sacrosanct! At any rate, I hope you enjoy the SuperBowl festivities…rooting for the “panthers???” (Who else, my fellow “cat-loving” friend?…LOL!)

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    Timmm replied

    I was just playing with your ball of yarn there sweetie, no kittens on my TV! 9:30 on a Friday night and I laughed out loud at your Panther comment! I will probably watch the first half of the game with my Godson and then call it a night! I dont care who wins. I suppose I will root for Denver since they are the underdogs. I used to say I will watch the game for the commercials BUT they are all online now so that takes care of that! Halftime, dont like Coldplay or Beyonce so thats out to! Downtown Abbey Newman, never have watched it. I hear a lot about it but never tune it. I missed out on the whole Breaking Bad thing to and regret it! Anyway, I LOVE your play on words in regards to Alexis and Olivia. Great stuff my little human laugh track! My take away from Friday’s GH was that in Port Charles, DON’T EVER GO DOWN INTO THE BASEMENT! Remember what happen in Luke’s basement where he grew up! Maybe THATS what happened to Dante? He was knocked senseless and ended up cheating on Lulu? I hope Val and that dude who was connected to Jordan hookup and head out of town FOREVER! I dont even know his name. He sucks! How about Morgan, he has issues raising the flag and he throws his medicine in the garbage. What a moron! Kiki, who is growing on me, at least had the brains to tell him the side effects are only temporary and his little coffee bean will brew one day soon again! Look at Sonny, he is on the same type of medicine and he has kids all over Port Charles! Okay Shay, enjoy DA and I will see you Monday morning, “Breakfast at Kellys!”

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, there, Shaybelle, my love:
    My gosh, I am laughing so hard…..”breast friends”? ” bosom buddies”? I can’t take it!!!!
    We’re watching the HALFTIME SHOWS, right now….but, I NEEDED to stop….sooo hilarious you are, Girl.
    Poor Nina. She wants a bebe’. We will never see eye to eye, you and I …but, that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate your description of her.
    Alexis? We better stay away from her. But, I think she’s pretty funny. when she wants to be…I am assuming Nancy’s personality comes through. I just want to know when the wedding is. I will control myself with my comments.
    And, as far as Olivia? See, I beg to differ just a bit. Regardless of the fact that Alexis’ juvenile, kiss-me-hard behavior, Olivia had no right trying to wrest Julian from her, as you put it. What does that make Olivia? A man-stealer. That ‘forward’ behavior is fit for someone who has no decency. So, I am glad she backed off. Just because Olivia bore Julian a child by dallying with him in one moment in time, does not give her license to work her wiles on him, or give him matching sweaters (which I found hilarious, by the way) ….or that thing with the portrait. Yes, I laughed my derrière off….That’s what I am talking about, Shaybelle. All three bring some kind of humorous weirdness to the show. Then again, I have a weird sense of humor…blame my husband. He’s a laugh a minute. I think he cures his patients by making them laugh.
    AHHH, the infamous space-heater.! Sam isn’t that bright either. She sees a decrepit, old unit, and has this bright idea…”oh, ok, let me plug that in”. Duh?! I feel badly for these characters. It’s not their fault. The PTB make them look dumb. How do they expect the viewer to react?. Firstly, that basement door should always be locked; especially if the furnace, or any other unit, is exposed. That is such a no-no. Then again, I am extra cautious with my kids. I do tend to be overprotective…but, c’mon.
    I hope you have a nice, comfy, front-row seat for the Alexis/Julian wedding….enjoy.
    Night, tesoro.

    CeeCee replied

    Speaking of the Super Bowl. It’s my brother’s and sister-in-law’s turn this year. All the guys gather in the man-cave. We girls go off to the den/ library to gossip. LOL. I hate football. I have no clue what the game is about. Sorry, Timmmy. Does that offend your male ego? A bunch of guys with immense shoulder pads, chasing a ball and each other. HaHaHa. Night.

    CeeCee replied

    Hey, Shay.
    After seeing the word ‘hate’ so much on these boards, I got carried away and used the word. I want to kick myself….I never, ever use that word. I hate it! See what I mean? Lol.

    Shay replied

    @Timmm…I’ve always been partial to Britt because even though she was such a bad girl, she also discovered she had a heart with Prince Nicky! She truly loved him and his son…she wasn’t simply a jacked-up gold digger like Hayden is….the money and “royal” lifestyle meant nothing to her….she craved that family-aspect and stability that her relationship with Nik brought to her life, which is why she fought so hard…and inappropriately….to get them back. I also enjoyed the bond those two shared due to “crazy parent syndrome”….they could totally relate to one another because of their insane upbringings by Helena and Dr. O. Hence I found their pairing far more substantial and believable than the current one crazy Nik has with Hayden….which, by the way, I don’t find sexy, but yucky! Of course, this Cassadine heir has been that way all by his lonesome for awhile now…..I still wish he were revealed to be an imposter….it would explain so much! But it would seem that he is still being led around on his grandmother’s long leash, even from her so-called “grave!” Having said that, I just can’t cotton to your girl, “Rachel”…she completely rubs me the wrong way….as for thinking that Double Cee was the one who proposed that Michael Easton could be the infamous Valentin Cassadine, that’s quite alright….we did discuss the character on some of our posts, so the mix-up was completely understandable. By the way, now that it seems he may be linked to Laura’s upcoming storyline, I’m even more hopeful that he is going to be playing this dark presence….however, as long as Easton is linked with a legacy character and kept away from those superfluous newbies, then I shall be content….cannot wait to see what happens next.

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    Shay replied

    Glad to know the “Kitty Bowl” is not on your viewing agenda, either Timmmbo! I was a bit worried about you there for a moment! I hear you on the halftime show entertainment….it’s been many a year since I even bothered to tune in to that aspect of the big game…as I said, Masterpiece Theater always reigns supreme for me on Sundays, especially since the Downton series has commenced. You must check it out sometime….it’s so beautifully done in terms of costumes, scenery, cinematography and dialogue….plus it features the best of soap opera elements….simply a gorgeous delight through and through! I shall miss it after it completes its run this spring, but I’m sure it will be rerun forever due to its immense popularity. As for Morgan, I had the exact same thought as you….those mind meds never deterred Sonny from his propensity for prodigious procreation…sounds like someone simply requires a recalibration on his prescription…and then, oh my, helloooo Kiki! Later!

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    Harry 1 replied

    Is this a private conversation or can anyone join in?

  54. k/kay says:

    I thought it was a cute skit! Please why don’t we wait and see what they have planned before we all pile on. I thought Mr. Fairman wanted us to quit bashing actors looks etc I personally am trying to do that. Much more enjoyable for everybody sometimes I feel like I am listening to politicians rip each other apart. I hope he get’s a good storyline nice to see him back on daytime.

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  55. Dylan says:

    You know…quite seriously, it is time to put the multiple merry-go-round of Michael Easton characters to rest. I am sure many fans are over the moon thrilled about this, but for myself, all I can ask is WHY?? I am certainly glad that Michael is gainfully employed…I wish no other human being unemployment. But how many characters can one actor play in a soap universe before it just becomes utterly ridiculous, redundant, and tiresome?? He’s been a rock star, he’s been a vampire, a cop, a doctor, etc. etc. And all without a single shift in vocal inflection or change in facial expression. What could this “new” character possibly bring to the canvas that is SO urgent and SO important? The show is top heavy with males in that age range, and all this sounds like is a misguided move to appease a small segment of disgruntled fans, rather than being a well thought out, viable, long term casting/story decision. This show has an enormous, unwieldy, bloated cast as it is, and needs LESS characters, not more extraneous, peripheral newbies floating around. A show called General Hospital with NO doctors is an absurd anomaly. Liesl Obrecht does not count because she is a cartoon who should be an occasional walk on villainess at best, not Chief of Staff. Monica would count as a doctor if she was ever shown being one. And otherwise, that’s it. This show needs a MASS exodus of current characters and an influx of people with names like Webber, Hardy, Quartermaine, Baldwin, etc. It’s a weird time for the show. The day to day writing, and the quality of the scripts is very good! However, the decision to present the Corinthos family as this unified, solid, core, important, centrepiece of the show is an epic fail. Through the years and regimes, viewers have been loud and vocal!! They want LESS Sonny, and LESS mob. And each successive regime just keeps ramping it up and doing the EXACT opposite of what fans want. It has been VERY refreshing to see that Jason has NOT embraced his old life and his “relationship” with Sonny. But give that time, I can almost picture the violins being cued, angels descending, and Jason and Sonny tearfully running into each other’s arms, with Jason triumphantly declaring “I will murder whoever you want!! I love you bro!” It is also 20 years past time to put that thing to rest, too. What has been written and hailed as a great friendship, bromance, whatever…was nothing more than a greasy, disgusting murderer taking a young 21 year old brain damaged kid and turning him into a violent, emotionally detached, unrepentant, blood-thirsty murderer for hire. I don’t get how SEVERAL regimes have upheld this fallacious throughline. As a hospital show without a doctor (?), Jason is the natural choice. He should return to medical school, which Sonny deprived him of 20 years ago, wrap up the course in a Rick Bauer style Accelerated Medical Program, and become the leading man/doctor on the show. You don’t see a murderer running around Gray’s Anatomy and being hailed as a hero with a heart of gold, do you?? Of course not! It’s a HOSPITAL show. You see doctors. Jean and Shelly have been a good fit for the show, but to me, it appears that their work is being hampered by EP Frank Valentini. It is painfully obvious when a writer and producer have different visions for a show, and it is not a sustainable business model for running a successful show. What this show needed upon J + S arrival was a WHOLESALE large scale housecleaning. At least 10-15 characters should have met their demise in a sweeps disaster, left town, faded away, whatever. Instead, it appears that Frank sat them down and instructed them to try and make SOME semblance of sense out of the mish mash left behind by Carlivati. Daunting and Herculean are just two words for that endeavour!! Two prime examples are Michelle Stafford and Roger Howarth. I know they are enormous talents. I know they are Emmy winners. I know they have chemistry. But….what are they doing on THIS show? They have NO ties to anyone. I don’t care what Ron Carlivati said, Franco the murderer is not Scott Baldwin’s son! This is Exhibit A of why you don’t hire big name talent and cast them as maniacal, unconnected lunatics with no point or purpose. Granted…they are much more tolerable under this regime, but still make no sense whatsoever. Tolerable should not be a word used when describing A-List Emmy winning soap actors and their characters. This show needs a NEW EP…someone with a fresh vision for the show that does NOT involve stunt casting, self-aggrandization, hiring men with more abs than acting talent, worshipping the Sonny Corinthos altar, flooding the show with pointless newbies, etc, etc, etc.

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    Tristan replied

    Best post I have read in a long time on this site. You summed up brilliantly my thoughts about the current GH. Bravo, Sir!

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    Trudy replied

    Ditto.

    su0000 replied

    A great many watch GH for the mob and high drama, we love it..
    Many want the mob back.. GH is crime and high adventure, that is what GH is and should be..
    I am among many wanting a really good mob story..
    also-
    Franco has a big fan following, Nina and Franco are seen as being GH’s best couple..
    I have a great functioning labito and like to see a ripped man take his shirt off..
    The hospital is a nurses station where Doctors who do little of nothing but stand at lol
    GH is so stale it is moldy and J&S outdated writers and need to be replaced with someone who knows how to write for GH; GH has never ever been as a traditional soap and should not be made to be in the traditional box..
    J&S are LAME writers…
    ie( forkeristsakes a breastfeeding story how LAME can they be.. that stuff is older than my grandma.. It;s a stupid story ..

    Harry 1 replied

    Damn, Dyan–what a brilliant rant.

    Melissa replied

    I agree with your analysis overall, though as someone who grew up watching OLTL AND GH, I am happier than others to see ME back. Though it does boggle the mind — why did they let him go in the first place, especially since the show really needed to bolster the hospital staff? And how are they going to explain the resemblance? It better be GOOD. Maybe they’ll just try to ignore it, like when Todd came back as Franco. Or they’ll die his hair, like when Starr cam back as Kiki. We’ll want to see him interact with Nina, Kiki, Ava and Sam. How are they going to bring the new “character” into their universe? Oy!

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    Kevin replied

    “Rick Bauer style Accelerated Medical Program” – LOL, that explains Lucas doctoring at GH, too! The mob has taken a back seat in GH storylines; still present & will rear it’s head now & again. That’s part of the fabric that has made GH since the late 70′s (when I began watching it). Sonny’s storyline has been more personal/family related in the recent past, and I am liking it.

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    Elizabeth replied

    Thank you Dylan. Why it is that TPTB at GH can’t figure this out is just beyond me.

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  56. Joann says:

    Looking so forward to seeing Michael back on GH. He is an enormously talented actor. It is only fair that the wrong was righted letting him return.It does not matter what character he portrays but i feel he would make a very interesting villian.Hopefully he will be given a lasting storyline so we can enjoy his presence for a long time to come.

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  57. Trophy Lady says:

    So, so glad that Michael is returning to GH! This show has been such a bore lately, so I’m glad to have an actual reason to get excited about it again.

    As for ME’s new character, I just hope he’s along the lines of John McBain. ME was so great in that role, and I’d love for this new character to be a cop, too. I’d also LOVE for him to have romantic ties with Jordan.

    Jordan desperately NEEDS a life, and if ME’s new character is a cop, that would work seamlessly. Furthermore, ME and VA would look SMOKING HOT together!

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    Olivia replied

    I agree Jordan does need a life, more than the police station. Something about Jordan reminds me of Evangeline, I think she and ME’s new character could have chemistry. I saw the potential of a Jordan with Silas pairing when she first came on the scene.

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    Trophy Lady replied

    Jordan does remind me of Evangeline a bit — especially now that she wears suits as the Commish.

    I’d LOVE for ME’s new character to develop a friendly, and, ultimately, a romantic relationship with Jordan. They’d be so cute together! Not sure if that will happen though because I think TPTB are scared of that possible pairing. I’m pretty sure that’s why they broke up John and Evangeline — too much racist feedback. That’s so stupid! Why cower to racists, yet ignore all of the other negative feedback they get from other pairings?

    Olivia replied

    Michael didn’t have much of a love life before on GH. His character Silas had a short lived relationship with Sam and that was it. Michael’ character needs a hot romance and Jordan could fit the bill. If they do go that route, I hope TPTB will have a spine and complete the story and not leave the fans hanging, like the did on OLTL with John and Evangeline

  58. Eric Buchanan says:

    Ridiculous…his 5th different look alike character. I am sure he will be closely related to Sonny because the show has returned o the Sonny and Jason show of the early 2000′s. Why I only watch once every 2 weeks or so. And btw….breast-feeding as a cutting edge story, LMAO.

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    tim S replied

    Amen!!!!

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    su0000 replied

    lol
    I don’t give a dham if it would be his 9th character..
    Easton rocks it no matter how many or which character he plays, he is gold..
    Looking forward to his new character!

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    CeeCee replied

    There you go! SuzieQ says it best. Sooo true. Waiting with bated breath.

    CeeCee replied

    HELLLLOOOO: su,
    Yes, he rocks.
    Speaking of rockin’ men…..HOT GUY IN THE CHAPEL …byeeeee

    CeeCee replied

    PS. SuzieQ.
    And, I don’t mean Sonny. So, don’t get any ideas. HaHa.

  59. Sigrid :) says:

    I, personally, am very excited and happy that Michael Easton is returning to General Hospital! I love every character that he has portrayed on Port Charles, to One Life to Live, to General Hospital. I think that he is a really good actor who is very nice to look at and since General Hospital is the only soap that I watch, this is a good thing for me. Welcome back Michael!! You were very much missed and I can’t wait to see you on the screen soon!!! ;)

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  60. susan says:

    I agree with you100%

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  61. Melissa says:

    Maybe ME is being brought back to find Sam in the basement! I mean, really, the woman is strong enough to drag herself across the floor to the phone, then crawl all the way to the dryer to find and put on a hoodie, then crawl back across the basement again to plug in a floor heater, but she doesn’t have the strength to call out or drag her body up the stairs! These scenes reminded me of the stupidity of the cabin fire, when Lulu didn’t have the presence of mind to drag Valerie and her chair out the door before trying to untie her.

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  62. Tim says:

    Was it just coincidence that the video was filmed in the Kelloggs cereal aisle,or blatant product placement?

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    Melissa replied

    I’m sure if Disney made a cereal they would have filmed in front of that instead!

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    jaybird369 replied

    Hey, Melissa…EXCELLENT POINT!!!!! I wouldn’t put ANYTHING past Disney!!!!! Just saying……….

    CeeCee replied

    Disney already has multiple cereals with Kellogs….

    CeeCee replied

    The word BRAND keeps coming up. Maybe that’s his name. Or, represents ‘a brand’.

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  63. jaybird369 says:

    OK…you know what…I hope and pray to G-O-D that whatever new role that Michael Easton plays is NOTHING like Silas Clay (his previous role)!!!!! Sorry to say but (to me) Silas was as DULL AS DIRT!!!!! Just saying……….

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    Amy replied

    Agreed

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  64. patty says:

    Thrilled to see Michael Easton is on his way back to GH !!! Hopefully, he will be the head of the WSB and Anna will return to the WSB. Love the chemistry between he and Anna ! Loving Maxie and Nina , great friend/ work relationship. Bored with Nick, Dante, Lulu, Dillion, and Valerie. Love the new Doc at GH !!!!!!!! Could he be ,yet another, Corinthos ?????

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  65. Dawn D says:

    I one fan who is happy he is back. I hope they give him a strong character to go with his good looks!

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    Dawn D replied

    Oh they could make him the new police chief. Force his employees to not bring personal stuff at work. Lets start with Dante.

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  66. Bea says:

    I love ME!! So very glad he’s coming back. He’s a great actor, but to be honest I wasn’t a fan of his Silas character, but that’s not on him, it’s the way his role was written. It just wasn’t the right fit. I hope that IF he is cast as this “Dixon” he is a WSB agent, FBI, undercover cop, ANYTHING but another dang mobster. There’s always been a mob element to GH but it’s gotten to take up too much of fours. I’d love to see him be a good guy and lets give either Laura or Liz a go at him. I think it’s time after all these years to give Liz a nice stable guy, NOT someone from the past. Someone new that will embrace her and her children, give her a good life, stop pairing her with all these “bad boys’ isn’t it time the writers let her grow a little? How could a person possibly go through what she has and not learn and mature. If not ME new character then how about the new doc? He seems like one of the good ones.

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    Bea replied

    LOL, that would be “too much FOCUS” on the mob storylines ;)

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  67. Kathryndenise63@gmail.com says:

    I ABSOLUTELY LOOOOVE & BELIEVE THAT MELISSA ARCHER(MA) IS COMING ABOARD AS CLAUDETTE!!! FROM WHAT & EVERYTHING THAT I’VE BEEN READING!!!!!! AND THEY SAID THAT CLAUDETTE IS A BEAUTIFUL RED-HAIRED ACTRESS!!! AND THAT IS MELISSA & ALSO THEY SAID IT IS A KEY ROLE & LOOK AT NINA & HAYDEN/RACHAEL, THEY WERE BOTH CAST WITH BIG-NAME SOAP STARS LIKE MS & RB SOOOOOOO WHY NOT MA AD CLAUDETTE SHE WOULD BE PERFECT,SENSATIONAL, ECT. ONCE AGAIN THEY SAID SHE IS A RED-HEAD ALSO SAID THEY WERE CASTING SOMEONE NAMED MELISSA SO MELISSA COULD BE MELISSA OR CLAUDETTE/MELISSA COULD BE THE SAME PERSON? NONETHELESS I JUST WANT ME& MA RE-UNITED ON GH PERIOD!!!!!!! ALSO READ THAT MATT COHEN (GRIFFIN) WAS READING OPPOSITE OF MELISSA!!!!! I WILL CONTINUE TO KEEP UPDATED ON ALL OF THIS!!!!!!

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