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113 August 1st, 2015 Michael Easton Shares Message With Fans On His GH Exit: “THIS IS HOW IT ENDS … It Always Hurts To Say Goodbye.”

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By now, most General Hospital viewers have seen or know about Friday’s episode which saw Michael Easton killed-off the show when his character of Silas Clay was murdered.

Easton, who is beloved by his fan base and colleagues, took to his official facebook page to make a statement on his exit from General Hospital and share his heartfelt sentiments.

Michael related: “THIS IS HOW IT ENDS … It always hurts to say goodbye. The sting is lessened because of the time I was able to spend with all of you. Not sure when our paths will cross again but in the meantime, my family and I extend our heartfelt thanks and blessings for all the support and kindness you showed us over the past three years. You made us feel loved and we send our love back to you.”

There is one thing On-Air On-Soaps would like to add: Michael Easton always shows grace, class, and recognizes and appreciates the dedication, of you, his fans.  Maybe, Days of our Lives might think of bringing back Tanner Scofield (the role Easton played from 1990-1992) for their upcoming 50th anniversary season?

Share your thoughts on Michael’s message in the comment section below.

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  1. su0000 says:

    I love Michael!
    He will do well..
    His movie, he wrote, produced, and won an award for best movie, recently shows he has a great future ahead for him..
    (not to forget his writing of is awesome novels!)

    All soap actors are apt to be let go at anytime..
    They know that and when it does happen it is sad..
    As with the ?100′s before him :(

    Michel rocked from vampire to doctor !!

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    Fanny replied

    What a lovely, thoughtful gentleman.

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    bronte4 replied

    I met him at a SOAP special back when PC was still running, he truly is a gentleman and I guess hey don’t get too far in showbiz! I’m sick about them killing him off, and he saved Ava’s life, what an ingrate, but I believe she’s a sociopath and deserves to die.

    Rose replied

    Su…I know you have taken a lot of heat on your opinions on Tony Geary’s leaving, and now his possible return statement 5 minutes after he departed into the fog. Michael’s not Tony as far as soap longevity and Emmys, but Tony could take a page from Michael and others who’ve either been let go, killed off, or left for other reasons about how to leave the stage. In this case Michael graciously knew how to exit and expressed it to the fans. Just another reason to understand the backlash Tony’s getting from fans who have invested in him over the years. In this case, Tony winning Emmys don’t matter. Their feelings are a little bruised…as sucky as this may sound to you.

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    Harry replied

    Rose, that was very well said. I echo your sentiment.

    Michelle replied

    Couldn’t have said it better! Longtime GH and Tony fan, but if I could choss I’d much rather have Michael back, in a heartbeat!

    Kathi replied

    I have a theory on who killed Silas Clay….
    Silas’ brother Stephen. The story could go that he planned to take over Silas identity and killed him and didn’t have time to remove the body. So now he needs to disappear for a bit .
    Let’s not forget, someone dressed like a doctor with a ring on left the morgue and we never saw the body under the sheet… And he was a bad boy you may recall!
    Hopefully, I’m correct and Stephen will be back. It would be a shame for GH to lose two great actors in one month! Plus I thought I read not too long ago that he had signed another contract with GH

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    Harry replied

    Running with Kathis’ theory–and maybe that is really Stephen who died.
    Silas killed him in self defense and is now in hiding.

    Tris replied

    It seems that General Hospital gets rid of any character that is not in a Sonny/Jason storyline. I stopped watching GH ten years ago because every story involved Sonny and Jason and it seems that GH is going in that same direction. I only started watching GH again because of the One Life to Live characters coming over. I think GH should just change their name to the Sonny and Jason Hour. Goodbye GH.

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  2. lisa says:

    Wherever he winds up I hope we see Michael soon.
    He is a wonderful actor…..Silas just wasn’t a good fit for him.

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  3. Jeremy says:

    Michael Easton is a class act. A fine and handsome actor. I’d LOVE to see him paired up with Eve (Kassie DePaiva) on DAYS. I don’t remember the early 90s much, so perhaps DAYS can secure Michael Easton in a new role, and really write for him.

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    rebecca1 replied

    Michael and Kassie had grear chemistry on OLTL

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    They certainly did have great chemistry on OLTL. It would be wonderful for Michael to show up on Days. Eve definitely needs a man to occupy her time.

    Michelle replied

    That they did

    Kelly replied

    Great idea to pair him with Eve on Days!!!

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    Allie replied

    Michael Easton & Kassie DePaiva were fantastic on OLTL. Would be great to have Easton back on Days to reunite with DePaiva.

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  4. k/kay says:

    This is how it feels s done ! He is a man of integrity wish him nothing but the best! Kill needs a new live interest on B&B do it!

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    k/kay replied

    Sorry for the typos! KKL needs a new live interest and he shows you how you exit! Pure class

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    k/kay replied

    Love

    Harry replied

    I did not notice any typos, Kay–I just saw your content.
    I do agree that he is a class act and full of integrity.
    Soap operas do not seem to be embracing the unique and understated talent of such stars as Michael. Allow me to mentally underline the adjective unique. Michael E manages to be quite handsome without adhering the perfect cookie cutter male soap specimen which riddles the soap terrain now days. I swear, if I see one more waxen chest…..
    Michael E had a very interesting way of smiling. As John McBain his smile would almost seem involuntary as it would flicker on and then quickly flicker off leaving the viewer thinking they had witnessed something special. Do you know what I mean?
    As Silas, we never got to see that elusive smile. We also never got to see him in a love scene, something at which Michael E is well adept. And finally, Silas, and even John McBain, never made any friends in Port Charles. We really never got to see him socially interact with any of the characters. If he wasn’t tending to his nutty ex wife Nina, he was tending to his nutty ex lover, Denise.
    What a waste of a treasure.
    I am just happy he is making it as successful writer and director.

  5. KJ says:

    I’m going to miss Michael Easton on GH. I loved him as John McBain and I loved him as Silas Clay.

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  6. Charday says:

    He’s a good actor, but hasn’t had any substantial or interesting storyline in the last year. That’s why it’s so puzzling that he’s frequently still rated “number one” male actor in the ABC Soaps in Depth magazine.

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    Ces replied

    I agree. I loved him more as John McBain, that whole PP BS screwed him up and Roger Howarth who isn’t quite as enjoyable as Todd Manning.

    Michael Easton will be missed but he was terribly underused. I wish him well.

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  7. Cathy says:

    Lovely statement. Class act. Seems like a nice person.

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  8. Sandy says:

    Michael, I have enjoyed watching you perfect the roles you have been given over the years. Remember when one door closes, another one will open. I will be watching to see where you land next. Miss you already!

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  9. JUDY says:

    GREAT ACTOR WHO NEEDED A REAL STORY….CLASS ACT…WISH HIM MUCH LUCK AND CONTINUED SUCCESS…HE WILL BE MISSED……GH SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF SO MANY MORE…..NOT THIS GENTLEMAN!!!!!

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  10. Sly says:

    Thanks Michael. I always enjoyed your work.

    As we all know, with any soap opera there’s always room for a come back.

    Remember, Stephen Clay, Calab Morley and Father Michael Morley from the GH
    spin-off Port Charles. (Michael played all three parts).

    He still has a “back door” way of coming back to GH.

    Thanks Michael and Good Luck…

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    Lori replied

    Yes! Bring back Caleb Morley!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Grace Long Island says:

    How has Primetime not grabbed Michael Easton up yet??? He is such a good actor! Hope we get to see him again soon!!

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  12. Lisa says:

    This news has stunned me and now I am heartbroken. I went to last year’s fan club weekend and after the cast party, the actors were stationed where the fans can meet their favorite actor and take a photo. Well…Michael Easton had the longest line with eager fans who were waiting just to see him. I don’t mind saying that Jason Thompson, Kristen Storms, and several other big name actors were in the same room and there was no line to meet them…There was no comparison! Polls aside, he was and is the most popular, down to earth, talented actor at the event. He spent so much time with each fan, signed every autograph, and smiled for every photo. He made all of us feel we were special, and was so happy we were there. What a tremendous loss that I still can not believe GH did this to Michael I hope another show will take him and write material that is suitable for Michael’s talent. He deserves it…much love to you Michael Easton

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  13. Robin from East Tennessee says:

    You will be missed on the screen, but you will be back somewhere soon I am sure. I love the way you write, and you and your family will be blessed. Thanks for the three years on GH! You are a class act! Never forget it!

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  14. lellingw says:

    Didn’t know him well but seemed like a really appealing personality and actor. Lousy role on GH but he can find better. Nothing like being stabbed in the back.

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  15. su0000 says:

    :(
    Michael Easton
    @MichaelEaston67
    American television actor, poet, author and photographer.
    And missed by your fans !

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  16. Darlene says:

    It’s usually diffucult when a good actor leaves. There are those you ‘d wish would leave but NOT the good ones! Michael was so gracious and wrote a caring note to fans
    ..class act! Hopefully Michael will find something t

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  17. Tina F. Gray says:

    All the best to you, Michael. You were extraordinary when I first saw you on Port Charles. You continue to be extraordinary, so I know you will have continued success in everything you do. GOD!!!!! I despise ABC/Disney!!!!!!

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  18. Dawn D says:

    Micheal I was so hoping GH would give you much more screen time. However I was thinking maybe you could go to Y&R and hook up with my fav pairing for you in soapland with Gina/Phyllis?! Best wishes to you always and your family where ever life leads you. Soap fan since the 60′s.

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  19. Gail says:

    I heard OLTL is coming back, let’s see Michael reprise his role

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  20. Kathi says:

    With the exit of Michael–a real loss and Kristen Alderson, it is like reliving the death of One Life to Live all over again. Next will be Roger Howorth. Michael is a wonderful actor and GH is the one to lose on this deal. Long Live John McBain~~

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  21. Yvonne says:

    Now that Ron Carvilati is gone, maybe the new writers will be smart enough to bring Michael back. He can be another Clay or a new detective, Dave McCain. Just such an enormous waste to lose such a talented, not to mention hot and steamy actor!

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    Allie replied

    Agree with your comment- “…talented, not to mention hot and steamy actor!”. Never thought of having another Clay with better storylines.

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  22. Linda says:

    Michael wasn’t getting much airtime on GH-not like when he played John McBain on OLTL. Good luck to him.

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  23. Pam says:

    Michael Easton is my favorite actor. I’m heartbroken over him leaving. I would Love to see Michael back on Days. I would love to see a Tanner/Eve pairing. Love Live Tanner Scofield, Caleb Morley, Stevphen Clay and Silas Clay.

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    Terri replied

    Michael Easton is my all time favorite too. The minute he is on the screen my eyes can’t get enough if only they could have had he and Ava together he had chemistry with her. I just so sad to see him go. I gues back to You Tube watching clips of he and Melissa Archer being hot and steamy and angry and the most awesome pairing ever! In my humble opinion. Good luck Michael this is GH’s loss.

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    Pam replied

    No Jokie for me. They were the worst pairing ever. Tney had ZERO Chemistry. My Michael Easton Watching will be od JoVan with Him and Renee Goldsberry. JoBlair with him and Kassie Depaiva and Port Charles With Caleb and Olivia and Caleb and Alison. Along with Sava Silas/Ava and Sils/Sam

    Anacarrie replied

    Yes I enjoyed him and Melissa Archer immensely; they had wonderful chemistry both onscreen and offscreen. I remembered how he said he had a special relationship with Melissa Archer. That certainly makes for good onscreen dynamic. My best wishes to him and her.

    Sara replied

    Jolie were awesome. Michael and Melissa brought the heat and passion. I hope we get to see them again!

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    Pam replied

    Anyone who liked Jokie has got to be. Cause there was NO and I mean NO Chemistry between Michael and the WHINY redhead. There was nothing between them except her looking LIjke a damn Child NEXT yo a MAN

    Paula replied

    Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however rest assured Jolie were no joke. They were and continue to be well loved. Look at Michael’s most recent interview. They had amazing chemistry. Jolie 4ever!

  24. jonboy says:

    Was it his decision to leave, a contractual thing or just plain old dismissal?

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    su0000 replied

    He was let go..
    If an actor is not of the soaps core they will usually be the ones cut/let go..
    I’d bet people’s favorites since the 70′s to date, that hmmmm 100+ have been let go from all the soaps, it is not unusual..
    I guess all soap actors see themselves as being on borrowed time..
    ‘sept the chosen few..

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    Harry replied

    SUOO, you’re correct when you say that Michael’s character was not part of GH’s core stories/characters.
    Whose fault is that?

    jonboy replied

    I’m just a bit surprised because he was one of the chosen three moved from One Life to GH. But, at least when I watched, he was always wasted on GH.

  25. Billye says:

    Michael you are such a wonderful actor. I watched you on OLTL and when you came to GH that was wonderful – made my day. You are one of the reasons that I still watch GH – will miss that smile of yours and those beautiful blue eyes. Y&R would be smart to pick up an actor of your caliber. God bless you and your family and I look forward to seeing you on TV real soon.

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  26. Lucie Mondesir says:

    Michael Easton you was my number one actor on the show I will be missing you I hope I will see you again ,God bless you and your family

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  27. Rena says:

    I enjoyed watching you as John McCain and Silas Clay. I really hope to see you on something else. Good luck in whatever you endeavor.

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  28. Shari says:

    I will seriously miss ME. What a great actor and classy guy. I loved John McBain and it was awful that GH couldn’t keep the character and coming back as Silas was a weird turn of events but ME made Silas likable, as he does with all his characters. I know he writes and does other things but I will miss seeing him on the show.

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  29. Timmm says:

    A good man and I wish him well. Truthfully, I hated the Silas chacter and am not shook up that he was killed off. He would fit in well over at Y&R.

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  30. Norma Jeanne Tandy says:

    Michael Easton is a great actor, he’s be good in any role anywhere. I hope we get to see him again real soon.

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  31. Jen says:

    You will be missed Michael! I loved watching you back on OLTL and now and am really going to miss seeing you! OLTL was my favorite with you and Natalie. Hopefully we see you again soon!

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  32. Tivette says:

    LOVE you Michael!!! I can hardly wait to see where you land next. YOU are an incredible actor! GH fans miss you greatly…such a class act.

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  33. bronte4 says:

    I too, will miss you Michael, and I am annoyed the mystery of Caleb’s ring has been tossed to the winds.

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  34. Debbie says:

    We love you, and hope to see you soon anywhere else. We are really going to miss you………

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  35. Deb Caraway says:

    Great actor that I followed since OLTL. I wasn’t aware that he wrote books or a move but intend to check into it.

    I can’t believe they let him go (killed him off) My only hope is that they bring him back as they have most all of the others. Michael’s fans need to raise some hell!!! GH this is a bad move yet again!!

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  36. su0000 says:

    Quote RC;
    ”” and warns if viewers are watching a show just for a character or a couple, “you’re putting yourself in a difficult situation…because you’ll end up disappointed.” About writing characters off the show, he does it ‘because it’s his job, not because he wants to’. Carlivati indicates that those who are not on contract “can pop in and out when we need them. It has allowed us to broaden our canvas of characters and pull from so many different eras of the show.”

    RC can not and does not fired anyone, he is told to write whomever out , it is part of his job to do what he is told to do, writing someone out when someone has been let go .

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    Harry replied

    Yes, but it’s also the head writer’s job to introduce, flesh out and establish a character making him/her part of the overall canvas rather than have him/her isolated on their own little island.
    To paraphrase John Donne–
    No man is an island…..especially on a soap opera.

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    su0000 replied

    Michael had his stories..
    I loved the vampire and also when he with Sam, and the baby story with Heather..
    He had a good run..
    Sometimes thing just don’t go on..
    Not everyone is a star..
    besides the past year Michael has been very busy writing, producing and promoting his own movie, that he for best movie award for..
    not forget the novels he wrote,.,,
    did you ever think perhaps Michael wanted and needed time off to do those things, and therefore there was no big stories for him..

    Harry replied

    Dear Suoo;
    Just ONCE I would like you to admit that you’re wrong.
    Just once!
    You are Frank Lloyd Wrong!

  37. maddiehayes says:

    Silas’s story was never that interesting to me, even though I love Michael Easton. I wish, instead of pairing him with Kelly Monaco, they had brought in Melissa Archer as Nina. Fans of John&Natalie would have tuned in, and they would have been a force to be reckoned with. Instead, all they did was give “Siam” fans a temporary thrill before they paired Sam with Patrick, leaving Silas (Michael) without a love interest or a story.

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    Anacarrie replied

    Maddiehayes, I totally agree. I adore Michael Easton and enjoy watching him WHEN he is written well. Jolie was his longest and most popular pairing so it makes sense to me that they’d capitalize on that. I have nothing against the Caleb/Livvie fans and am not in any way throwing shade toward those who loved his pairing with KeMo; to each their own. But as a SB/KeMo fan; I do feel all of their years of pairing was trashed to make room for John in the most senseless way. Even SB and KeMo has commented at fan events that they were surprised and disappointed as well. During that timeframe, the two most popular pairings on ABC was JaSam and Jolie. And RC trashed both of those; the only difference is that JaSam can always be repaired and can always be eventual endgame. Without OLTL as Jolie’s platform; their damage was harder to fix. RC himself has said that the goal is always for John and Natalie to be together but he immediately sacrificed their love story for a pairing with Sam and there was no basis for it. At least have it make sense; it made no sense for Jason to act the way he did toward Sam nor for Sam to move toward John so quickly. Nor did it make sense for John to stay away from Liam after being deprived of him for almost a year simply for vengeance against Sonny which was also the stupidest reason in the world. So while I enjoyed John McBain; I did not enjoy the way he was written because he did not stay true to character. So they pushed the pairing with Sam only to break them up a short time later. I agree that MA’s fiery disposition woudl have lit a light under Silas but TPTB wasn’t inclined toward that vision. I just hope ME finds another platfom where he can be fully enjoyed and engaged.

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    Anacarrie replied

    I can appreciate what RC said to a degree. Anyone who knows soaps knows that their couple’s romance will always be short lived; we’ll get a month of happiness for 2 years of dragged out sorrow and conflict. Not fair of course but that’s the nature of the business. But his words are also contradictory because most people who watch soaps are watching it because they are drawn to a love story and/or pairing. Sure there are other plots on soaps and there are always exceptions to the rule but soaps are primarily made of drama filled romances and the pairings are what draws the fans. They are drawn in by the chemistry and they root for the obstacles to be overcome so they can be together. So for him to say is odd simply because if all of the people who watch for a pairing or character were to stop watching altogether; there would very little audience left which clearly is what happened since GH’s ratings began to decline. I don’t believe that RC saved the show; I do feel he has done things to take the focus off the mob and to bring back old characters but he just did a lot of stunts. He has so many people on the show; no one can really get a good story because there is no room to spread things around. But there were other factors that put GH in a position to be kept on the air and those things happened. And if something doesn’t turn things around soon; they will be in danger again. Truth be told, the Llanview 3 really didn’t fit in Port Charles. I am not saying that they didn’t entertain nor am I saying that they didn’t get new fans. But I am saying that the characters would never flourish the same as they did on their original show because GH has different goals and endgames and the characters would be adjusted to fit that not their original intent.

    maddiehayes replied

    Totally agree with YOU! Roger Howarth’s Todd was the only OLTL character who was left intact by the crossover. He was still in love with Blair, still a good father to Starr, still the same Todd we knew. They had to kill off Starr’s little family to make her work with Michael, and I never bought them together because of that. As for McBain, his was the worst of all! John attracted to Sam after all the time OLTL spent trying to get him, Natalie and their son back together? It made John look like the worst kind of deadbeat dad and skirt chaser. We women don’t like men like that! We like a man who is faithful to his woman! And, to top it all off, Jason was acting all out of character, couldn’t accept Danny because he might not be his – PuhLeeze!
    Jason was never like that. Michael isn’t his biological child, but he loved him like his own. I just feel sorry for Michael Easton, because it’s like RC never really knew what to do with him. And I know Michael was confused as to where his character stood in regards to Natalie and Sam. At one point John said he was married to Natalie. Then RC had to do damage control on Twitter to calm down the agitated McBam, Jasam and Jolie fans. What a mess that was! Like you, I wish ME all the best and will definitely tune in to watch him in his next endeavor.

    Anacarrie replied

    I love your comment. RC baited the Jolie fans so much with John’s entrance. First they said John was married, then they said he wasn’t. And no way Jason would act that way toward Sam; she was VIOLATED. Why would he turn his back on her? John and Jason were written like jerks. John didn’t want to leave Natalie to visit his brother Michael for Thanksgiving yet he’d stay in Port Charles months at a time and just abandon her and his son? And that STUPID story about John’s SISTER BEING KILLED? Come on, now. I know that soaps change history and add crap all the time but that was RIDICULOUS. John was a 10 year old kid when his dad died; so you are gonna tell me that his dad would confide in John that he cheated on his mother and had some love child that NO ONE KNEW ABOUT? It was a HUGE hit on his father’s legacy of a hardworking family man with integrity who loved his wife and two sons. Character consistency and integrity is essential even on a soap; I share Anthony Geary’s feelings that soaps don’t have to be campy. Well it’s done but I hope ME’s next role is a lot better than that.

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    maddiehayes replied

    LOL, I’d almost forgotten about that stupid Sister story, you just had to remind me, didn’t you? Only non-OLTL (and rabid Calivia) fans would buy that. It’s a crying shame what RC did to the character of John McBain.

    Anacarrie replied

    Oh I am almost going to holler. That was hilarious. Yes it was stupid; what man would put such a burden on his 10 year old kid? WHATEVER. And I almost fell out the day he premiered when he told Sonny, “I raised Cole.” Girl I kept rewinding it and kept asking “You raised WHO?!” The same Cole that was 16 when he met him? OMG. Whatever. See you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole so RC kept cutting at the sides to MAKE IT FIT. Well the loser is gone now. Hopefully he has learned a lesson. I remember ME saying at the end of OLTL that you can’t just keep dragging out bad stories and expecting people to watch. I can’t say I am sorry that he’s off the show but of course I’d like for him to have a gig. I am sure we’ll see him soon.

  38. Carol Painter says:

    I had no idea he was leaving…but on friday’s show…it was clear…how 3 different people were out to get Silas..I thought…”are they going to kill him off” ?…and earlier, when Michael Easton walked into Baldwin’s office, and Roger was there…it was Soooooooo nice those two together..funny every time they are on at the same time..they don’t even have to speak………So I was kind of shocked he was killed off…(maybe Helena can bring him back?) Then I read Tony Geary’s interview about Ron C…was shocked over those comments…and not happy about them..because IMO..Ron Carlivati, is probably the most caring, creative soap writer that there is…and i feel, he went over and above to show that to Tony geary…the last several months were all about his character…he should be thanking him. I don’t get it… Before I read that…having watched other interviews on why he was leaving (GEARY) I just thought health reasons…wanting to be able to do other things in life, etc….I can’t believe Carlivati was FIRED !! Insane…truly INSANE,,imo.. I remember for years…anytime a different writer came on..it didn’t bode well for geary at all…GUZA was his buddy and favorite..I thought he outgrew that…guess not..whatever.. Ron Carlivati…and Frank Valentini are the best team in soaps, THE BEST!! they are great…huge difference in ABC soaps and other networks..can’t even watch..nbc, cbs soaps at all…and i have tried. OLTL was THE BEEEEST ever..the best Thanks to them..and the actors. THE BEST. THE ABSOLUTE BEST..and he brought that to GH…trying to please everyone on that set..I can’t even imagine how hard that must have been..MY SYPATHIES. OLTL actors..THE BEST!! and they all deserve to be back on that show, shame on ABC for the cancel, worst decision ABC FRONS..ever did to television..the worst.

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    Carol Painter replied

    also….what other writer, would go through so muc to bring back all original characters from years ago?? NO ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I thought HOW GREAT IS THIS?? heather webber Lucy. Scott, Frisco, Doc…AJ, and brought scorpio faiizon..EVERYONE how great was that?? AND HES FIRED?? are you people insane??

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    Harry replied

    All those characters were brought back and either killed off, made to act totally out of character or they have disappeared without mention.
    And back to ME, Michael Logan of TV Guide Tweeted,”I am not surprised ME was let go. When Nina came onto the scene, Silas’s balls were cut off.”
    Ron deserved to be fired a long time ago.

    Carol Painter replied

    I feel Nina Clay was totally miscast..IMO…But, as far as the Characters being brought back, they were brought back for the 50th..(I think it was the 50 anniversary ) for a light ,fun look at the past..and it was a really fun way to honor the show..I love what Ron C did with it..It was fun..I also Love his writing, and his wit..he is IMO the best thing ever to happen to soaps… I LOVED OLTL…and miss it…and being able to watch what he has done these last few years with GH…I felt was just incredible. loved it…I can’t imagine how any writer will be able to match him…unless the writers who have been working with him, “get it”…There has never been, IMO…a writer for soaps that comes close to his type of writing, humor..and I feel a total dedication to the characters and Show…sometimes THE NEW KID, gets snubbed by the GROUP…and I feel for sure, that’s what did happen here. I was also surprised at TONY GEARY’s comments, considering RON C’s, total commitment to LUKE’S Charcter…I think Frank and Ron are a great team…and GH has lost a great Writer!!

  39. Kimmy says:

    My daughter, granddaughter and I were fortunate to meet him at Soapfest in Orlando back in 2006. He picked my six year old granddaughter up so we could snap a picture! I will cherish that photo always…and he had such a genuine smile! Good luck Michael in whatever the future holds for you! If you do get picked up on another soap or primetime I will watch!

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    Sly replied

    I to was at that event. I have pictures of Michael also. What a nice guy. He was so friendly and took pictures with everybody.

    He will be missed.

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  40. Anne says:

    GH blew it. Never gave him a good story, nor a good character . They could have had Silss go through some transformative experience such that he was a changed man, full of life, expressive , taking on adventures or big story lines. Sheesh, if they can bring back people from the dead…..he could have changed careers. The writers could have done anything they wanted once they realized they gave ME a boring character. GH were idiots to let him go.

    that whole Luke/ Fluke thing was a waste of time. Give ME a true love interest and watch the ratings climb!

    I wish Michael the best and know wherever he lands he will be brilliant, free from Silas. Death to Silas and long live Michael!

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  41. April says:

    Micheal, I think your a wonderful actor, writer, and producer. You are super talented and will have no problem finding another project. It was a joy to watch you over the years. I wish nothing but awesome things for you.
    xoxo
    Jolie forever. ☺

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  42. Christina says:

    You are going to be missed you did a great job is Silas Clay. Thank you for caring about your fans and thank you most of all for just being you because without you we would have none of your great characters that you’ve played through out the years weather we have loved or hated them you have always gave a hundred percent in and did an amazing job thank you so much a fan for life Christina Long

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  43. ann says:

    Extremely upset that Michael will no longer be on GH. Loved him in OLTL and was excited when he was brought to GH, but, they gave him awful story lines. He is great and will be missed. Can’t wait to see you again Michael. I may not watch GH anymore. He’s the reason why I started watching it again.

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  44. Sandy J. says:

    I always thought that once GH had to change the 3 characters brought on from OLTL the actors’ talents had been wasted. Since then, RC wrote these ridiculous stories that are again wasting the great talents of Roger Howarth, Michael Easton (so sad to see Silas’ demise), Michelle Stafford and, to a lesser degree, Maura West.
    I can’t wait for the new head writers – experienced ladies both – to change or get rid of these actors’ storylines and give them something serious and appropriate for their talents.
    I’ve always liked Michael Easton and wish him the very best for whatever his future holds. He was definitely better than the stories given to him lately, and hopefully now his talents in other areas of the business will shine the way they were meant to. Onward and upward, Michael!

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  45. Kim says:

    He is such a gentleman, I met him at SuperSoap weekend in Disney years ago and he was just so nice and attentive. I am so upset about him being written off of GH, what a waste of talent and if the new powers that be don’t bring him back soon, somebody is going to grab him and then we will never get him back. Please GH, fix this, we’ve lost so many already. I have been watching since 1976 (before Luke) and I don’t think that I have ever been as frustrated as Michael’s departure. The others that upset me were the actors’ choices. Please bring him back. You let the chance go to get Tristan Rogers back and to work a scheduling deal with Steve Burton, don’t mess this up too. Thanking you in advance for listening and hopefully reconsidering the situation before it’s too late.

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  46. PHYLLIS R says:

    I had a I deal you would vet killed by Morgan or EVea ,but I am sorry to see you go, they are not leave to many fine men ,But I know one thing if Sonny is taken off then the show is ruined and that the end for me I wish you all the happiness you will be missed

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  47. Suszanne says:

    I haven’t been following michaelfaimanon soaps for a while now. I was so surprised they killed Michael Easton’s role of Silas Clay. The last link to ex- OLTL. Not very happy about this. Don’t know why he left
    GH. If he decided to leave or his contract expired and didn’t want to renew it. Or GH writers simply wrote
    his character out of the show. Bummer!!!

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  48. Barbara Plotkin says:

    Michael, I’ve been a fan since your dual role on Port Charles. I wish you and your family all the best. Wonder if you still have the favorite shoes from OLTL ? Hope to see you on television again very soon .

    Barbara Plotkin

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  49. smoochie says:

    I have always watched all the ABC soaps, yet your Tanner captured my interest back in the day, and I have followed you and your whole career (films, book et al )ever since. Talking strictly about soaps, I loved your Michael/Caleb Morley and Steven Clay/Caleb on Port Charles, as well as John Mcbain on O.T.L.- despite the bad writing, I enjoyed your Silas also. I think it’s good that you are moving on because unfortunately the character of Silas was never properly developed and it Silas was just going nowhere.
    When I attended the ABC Soap fests in Orlando I had the pleasure of going to your meet and greets several times, and you treated all your fans with such appreciation. You had so much patience and made each fan feel they were special. What especially endears you to me, is how truly humble and down to earth (to the point of being a bit self effacing) you are, the spiritual energy you give off, and again your fantastic, understated sense of humor.
    I wish you and your family love, blessings and success in all of your endeavors and look forward to seeing you again along your journey , as your new creations are revealed to us. I selfishly would love to see you on another soap everyday.

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  50. Beki Knott says:

    Don’t leave GH! Honestly I was hoping that after Tony Geary left they would flesh out your part. You are the best actor on the show.

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    Terri replied

    I was hoping for the same thing and was blindsided by his being let go.

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  51. Lori says:

    I loved you on OLTL and now on GH. I started watching GH
    because you were heading to that soap.
    An awful mistake killing off your character.
    I will follow you on whatever soap opera you
    may head to. Best of luck. Know that you
    are truly a terrific actor and a genuine person.
    Big big mistake GH…

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  52. Marcie eden says:

    The only reason I watch General Hospital was to see Michael Easton. A great actor. I hope to see him again soon

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  53. Allie says:

    Whenever GH gave Michael Easton a good storyline the writers would screw it up and Silas would fizzle. Saving Ava’s life was definitely good storyline, but somehow GH managed to wreck it, again by killing him off.

    We would think that Ron Carlivati would have treated his exit with respect, since they worked together for so many years on 2 soaps. RC literally stabbed ME in the back.

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    su0000 replied

    Allie..
    to exit in a bang not a whimper is the best way, it is the coveted exit..

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  54. Pat R says:

    I hadn’t heard the rumors, so I was shell shocked by the killing of Silas! He’s the reason I started watching General Hospital after watching him on One Life To Live. What a fine actor, and from what I have read about him, a True Gentleman and those blue eyes are certainly a PLUS!

    Hope he keeps in touch with his fans and lets us know what his next adventure will be.
    He will be missed!!!!!!!!

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  55. Mia D says:

    The rumor had been going around for some time that ME was leaving GH, so I wasn’t shocked by it.

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  56. Susan verre says:

    Silas clay my name is Susan verre I miss you always in my heart and I will pray for you love Susan verre

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  57. Terri Manning says:

    Since we know there were two Clay offspring-how about three????Triplets have not been done to death like twins-just hope the new writers come up with a plan soon-we the fans expect better from GH scribes and our fuses are short right now!

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  58. Maggie says:

    Gonna miss you Silas…..your character was very unique, your acting skills, pretty impeccable…..goodnight Dr. Clay! Good luck in future endeavors Mr. Easton

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  59. Bionic says:

    Well this wasnt thought of Silas Clay.I heard rumors thathe may exit the Show tbh he never fit the Dr.role anyway now when he was a cop I was rivited by his acting.

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  60. Vikki lamons says:

    so sad that Michael is gone. Running out of reasons to watch GH, all I ever say is goodbye to great actors. You will be missed and best of luck to you! Class act!!

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  61. Sarah says:

    So sorry you are leaving. I have enjoyed all your performances. GH will be the poorer for not having Dr. Silas Clay. Good luck in your next venture.

    Sarah

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  62. Dianne Thomas says:

    I have been a fan of GH for many, many years. When other soaps were discontinued I was happy that GH remained. Soap characters are like family and we get close to them. The death of Silas Clay was personal, and I will stop watching the show. I am only one fan but I believe many other fans share the same feelings. I shall stop watching GH because of this killing. I hope to see Michael Easton somewhere else soon Good by General Hospital.

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  63. PJ says:

    Michael Easton is a Class Act. People like him, who show grace in the face of adversity, more often than not, come out on top. All The best to Mr Easton and his family. Looking forward to his next chapter…

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  64. Michele says:

    I enjoyed watching you play the character of Silas Clay. You are a very talented actor. You will be missed by many on General Hospital. I wish you the best and hope that you can continue your acting career in the near future. That would be great if you could continue on Days of Our Lives for their 50th Anniversary.

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  65. Juliann Kumm says:

    Michael will be missed on Genersl Hospital! ! I’ve alwayd have enjoyed watching him & on OLTL. I may have to stop watching GH, as his departure doesn’t set well with me. Hopefully, he’ll be on another show soon. Days of Our Lives could use him! Best of luck Michael! I know we’ll see you again soon.

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  66. Nina says:

    U will be missed i had enjoy watching u on one life and gh best of luck mr easton.

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  67. marie trowbridge says:

    i have watched you for years. i have always enjoyed your characters. i hope to find you where you go next. thank you for all of the enjoyment i had watching you act. good luck to you and yours.

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  68. Renee says:

    I love Michael so much that i followed him from OLTL to GH. If it weren’t for him, i wouldn’t even be watching GH. And now he’s leaving. I’m so disappointed. I still call him John McBain. He’s my boy. I hope one day he will be back on GH.

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  69. Mary Saunders says:

    Michael I’m was so upset with GH when they killed you off, the fans or you never saw that one coming especially since they had your character to save that sorry ass Ava. I they would have canceled her character. Maybe you will pop up on another soap it looks like the young and restless are getting a lot of gh’s goof up. The only thing I didn’t like your character of a Dr. Your best work I seen of you play police or detective .I’ve been watching Paul looks like he maybe retiring soon his one of the longest characters on that show you wouldn’t even have to replace him police chief because Jordon doesn’t cut that part for me. Good Luck hope to see you soon.

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  70. Mary Saunders says:

    Mary

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