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132 July 15th, 2013 Michael Easton Talks On Missing John McBain, Prospect Park/ABC War, and New GH Role!

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In the first interview, where soap opera favorite Michael Easton comes forward and offers his thoughts on the upheaval that went down behind-the-scenes between ABC and General Hospital and Prospect Park’s One Life to Live, not getting the opportunity to play John McBain again, and trying to make sense of playing his new character of Silas Clay on General Hospital, TV Guide has a must-read interview for fans of both GH and OLTL! Easton is also promoting his upcoming appearance this week at San Diego’s Comic-Con where he will be promoting his new grahic novel called Credence!  Here below are some interesting excerpts from TVG’s chat with the uber-popular star!

Michael on how unhappy a lot of GH fans are that he, Roger Howarth, and Kristen Alderson, are now playing Silas, Kiki and Franco, and that they feel they are getting to much screen time:  “Everyone is doing the best they can with the cards they’ve been dealt. The three of us were ripped out of our comfort zone and our characters and all their relationships were suddenly out the window. It’s been a little scary. Hopefully the audience understands that this situation is unprecedented and really tough. The fans are so aware of the circumstances that went on behind the scenes, so I would hope they’ll give us a pass and let us have the opportunity to play this out. I’m really encouraged by what’s coming up. Some real fire will come out of the storytelling.

Michael on the situation between Prospect Park and ABC that was the impetus for GH to change his character: “The whole thing was awkward and I don’t think anybody handled it very well, but it is what it is. It feels really terrible to be in the middle because the people on OLTL are my friends. I would love to have worked with them again. It was really hard to have it go down that way. And to not be able to support them and go along on their ride to the Internet made me kind of sad. But I do think people are being too hard on ABC. They kept OLTL going for over 40 years. Yes, having it cancelled was a really bad thing but the network’s four-decade commitment shouldn’t be forgotten. You can’t dismiss it. But that’s just my take.

Michael on if he misses playing John McBain:  A lot.   He’s a tricky character.   It took a while for even me to like him. I didn’t care for him much, at first, but I came to appreciate that it was his job to be grounded and enhance the many other extreme, extraordinary characters who were spinning around him. It’s almost like McBain was the straight man to Todd, to Victor, to David Vickers. I really liked fulfilling that purpose. It wasn’t the flashiest role, but I really liked investing in the character. So, yeah, I really miss him. And I’m really, really sorry that he just sort of…went away. I hated it to end that way. I wish McBain had gotten what he deserved — a chance to go out in a blaze of glory.”

Michael on if he would have considered returning to One Life to Live:  “There’s a fairly lengthy paper trial documenting my discussions about how we could make it work. I have a family now and I’ve never spent a night away from them, so trying to figure out how to make it work with us living in L.A. and OLTL shooting in Connecticut wasn’t easy but we did seem to be working toward something. Prospect Park and ABC seemed like they wanted to work together but we just couldn’t come to an arrangement. And then, suddenly, things built into a tempest between the parties and there was a lot of confusion and uncertainty, so I tried to stay away from it and focus on my writing and my family. In the end, I don’t know that the situation worked out all that well for anybody.”

So what do you think of Michael Easton’s comments? Do you think the situation between ABC and GH and Prospect Park should have been handled differently? Do you want things to resolve so John McBain can return to GH, but also to OLTL? Are you digging Michael as Silas Clay on GH? Or, is it jarring to you?  Comment below!

 

 

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  1. Dinah says:

    I’m sorry I don’t like ME on Gh at all

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  2. Susie says:

    I am fine with him being Silas on GH. Delighted we got RH and that worked out for me

    I will never get over what ABC FV and RC tried to do to OLTL

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    KansasGuest replied

    IIRC, OLTL won 3 Daytime Emmys for Drama Series under the leadership of FV & RC – that show’s ONLY Emmys to date in that category. Don’t blame the producers & writers for ABC’s decision to cancel 2 soaps. They did everything possible to save their show short of working for free. Show *business* is not a charity. Ultimately, any show (no matter how popular) will be cancelled if it costs the network too much money to make. All sentiment aside, that’s just good business.

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    Laura replied

    I quit watching One Hospital to Live. Kiki and Franco Manning and their manic portrayals trying so very hard to not be Starr and Todd and Silas McBain, who is still one-note, one-expression, one-vocal tone, one-one-one-one-one-rinse-repeat.

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  3. KatieK says:

    John was a bore on OLTL, but on GH he really came alive. Its to bad. But, Il take him anyway I can get him on GH! Im glad he did not return to OLTL. OLTL is a big mess. I can’t wait to see what GH has planned for him & the others, people need to relax & give them a chance.

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    Tali replied

    Funny, I thought the same about him on GH.

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  4. blake says:

    PP really screwed these people over. I know it’s business but it still sucked. Now Todd, Starr, and John would have to be played by other people.

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    Judy B replied

    why are you blaming PP and not ABC who screwed over us fans in the first place and started the mess?

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    Llanviewer717 replied

    Ditto.

    MEG replied

    abc screwed over PP

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    Tali replied

    ABC not only canceled OL in the first place but they wouldn’t allow ME & KA to come back and do the duel roles unless they could keep playing them on GH. Thus the lawsuit for trying to keep PP from getting OLTL up and running with original characters and hindering their success. ABC pouted by creating 3 new characters and just forgetting about John, Star & Todd, PP was all for letting them go back and forth and so were the actors. Why won’t ABC let them?

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  5. Katie says:

    i’m not liking silas either, and this is the first time i’ve disliked ME in anything.

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  6. CTwildheart says:

    Not a fan of Silas….but I don’t think I’m supposed to like him.

    I definitely think the whole situation could have been handled better. Those three actors and us fans are the real losers in this equation. All the powers-that-be acted childish IMHO.

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  7. maddiehayes says:

    all I can say is, I quit watching GH shortly after the latest incarnations of Franco, Kiki and Silas arrived .. I had reached the limit of my patience. They are NOT the face of GH for me. I want to see the Scorpios, the Jones, the Spencers, the Quartermaines, the GH families! I’m just watching OLTL online now, and I love the way Roger Howarth is able to do both shows. Todd&Blair are back to being the way I remember them. I hate what Natalie is turning into with John gone. Desperate for a roll in the hay with Cutter of all people, and we never see her little boy, Liam. And JOHN! Why did GH and OLTL have to go and make John such a POS .. cheating on Natalie, NEVER to see his son again .. that is NOT the John McBain I remember!

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    Tali replied

    Ditto!

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    KayF replied

    I agree with maddiehayes too. GH is hanging by a thread in my mind. ABC is still on my s- – t list for having canceled OLTL and AMC in the first place!

    Elise replied

    I understand not being happy with the situation, but to quit watching just because there’s too much of these 3? As you know, there are arcs in the soaps, and this one is the main one for now. They all got dealt a really bad blow, and adjusting to the new situation means they need to put some airtime into these characters, ground them. I’m not a big fan of it either, but I understad that “Carlatini” and the actors are doing their best right now, so I’m giving them a chance. Hell, I remember a few years back when I used to FF any given story I didn’t enjoy, usually after 3 months it gets better.

    I would hope that you could see that and stick with it while it lasts. And like I said, there’s always the FF button for what you care less about…

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    maddiehayes replied

    I tried that, I was FFing 99% of the show. I’ve been watching GH off-and-on since the ’80s, so I’ll never give up on it entirely. I just needed a break. If Sean Donely, Robert Scorpio or Frisco Jones return, I’ll be back in a flash! :)

    Tali replied

    You only FF if you have recorded the show, which I do not. GH just doesn’t hold my attention even if Michael Easton is one of my favs, I’d rather boycott ABC! It gives me more pleasure.

    OLTLforever replied

    I agree. Natalie is turning into something that she was never before especially with likes of Cutter; a man who blackmailed and scammed her father and both brothers, Joey and Rex. It is crazy. I can deal with Natalie moving on; bottom line, John is not on the show right now; and I miss him terribly but they could have come up with something better.

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    OLTLforever replied

    I agree. Natalie is turning into something that she was never before especially with likes of Cutter; a man who blackmailed and scammed her father and both brothers, Joey and Rex. It is crazy. I can deal with Natalie moving on; bottom line, John is not on the show right now; and I miss him terribly but they could have come up with something better. And John was changed to come between Jason and Sam…senseless destruction on two very very popular couples.

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    susan M. replied

    Don’t like Cutter much with Natalie either.. I never really cared for him.. He is a low life &sleesy Etc…

  8. Chris says:

    GH sucks big time now. Earth to ABC and Cartini- wake up before it’s too late.

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    Lori replied

    I cant wait for it to be too late as Prospect Park when they bought the lease to air OLTL for 10 years ALSO bought the rights to air GENERAL HOSPITAL when ABC dumps them. HAHAHAHA!! I find this hilarious!!!

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  9. JEFF says:

    I agree with what ME says. It’s about time some fans stopped whining and let Cartini flesh out their characters.

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    Sal Piscioneri replied

    finally a post I agree with 100%….

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  10. Teresa says:

    I’m giving all three characters a chance because I love my GH. It’s seemed slow to warm up to them but I think we’re getting there. Super actors/actresses.

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    Sal Piscioneri replied

    agree all the way.

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  11. janet says:

    I just watched a little of OL.I liked ME on both shows. I like Silas,I know he is a doctor and his darkness is because he is an oncologist. Dealing with death, lots of death and with kids. So if he acts like he doesn’t care I see why. he is not on enough to eat the show the way the others are. Kiki I couldn’t care less. Stay go .? RH go I have never liked him in any role. he does eat the show he is on to often in to many shows. I didn’t enjoy his beating, I also didn’t feel poor Franco. he went from a gang rapist, to a evil lunatic. The devil incarnate. Franco has no redeemable qualities and he needs to go. GH has lots of great characters of their own, and I would like to see more of them. Not the mob.

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  12. Aria says:

    Im happy with all three actors on the show its not their fault that the show isn’t integrating their cast to the best of their ability, the show just needs to utilize their cast better & not leave stories hanging. It’s a simple fix . It’s not brain surgery.

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  13. Tali says:

    I love and miss ME, but will not watch GH, they are on AbC and they royally screwed up. Not only did they cancel OLTL in the first place for The Spew and Katie (How’s that going for you ABC?), but they wouldn’t work with PP so both shows could enjoy the actors/actresses. ABC wants in all or nothing which screwed the many OLTL fans from having there original Starr & John back, seems like they really enjoyed doing this to us. Love watching OLTL on line and just as good another time around on OWN (Oprah’s network). Happy 45th One Life to Live!!

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    Nancy replied

    You can watch GH on the internet. I would not watch ABC either but it is just hurting what little we have left to give up GH. Watch on Hulu. It is 1 day behind but better than nothing. JMO

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    Tali replied

    I had already quit watching GH a few years ago Nancy and only watched Patrick & Robin, so when they were killing her off I watched then, loved it! Then they brought on my favorite from OL-John McBain and totally trashed his history and rewrote his character so I quit again. I watched one or two episodes as he came back as “Silas” and RH came back as “Franco”. I felt like both were epic fails more so RH “Franco”. They want the fan to believe he’s turned into Todd Manning which is a joke. Just don’t like it. However, I have been watching a lot on Hulu now and love it!

  14. currygirl says:

    Have not watched GH in 2 months after 37 years. Too much behind the scenes drama with PP and ABC. I still wish GH so much success. However, loving One Life to Live and All My Children right now on OWN and HULU. I am so glad they are on TV even if it is for only ten weeks.

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    Norene Wittlin replied

    when is it on OWN?

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    Thomas replied

    it started today

  15. Talisyn says:

    (My comment on Logan’s page) was that Michael Easton certainly makes it clear which side his bread is buttered on. Michael is a smart guy and clever with words, but this is a one-sided view of the ABC/Prospect Park situation from one who chose a side very early on. Congratulations to Michael Easton on doing what was best for him, however, no need to regret John McBain’s blaze of glory. There is still plenty of fire to burn for that character, and the actor who chooses to play him, on One Life to Live.

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    Lori replied

    You hit the nail on the head as the guys not gonna bad mouth the people who pay him. Notice that when ABC let both soaps go that the actors from those soaps ONLY THEN let the fans know of the REAL goings on behind the scenes at ABC and how they were really treated by them.

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  16. Carole says:

    I’ve been a soap opera fan all my life, and have ben a fan of Michael’s for a log long time. He’s being as gracious as he can be, without getting into trouble. Like someone else said earlier, I’m giving all three of the actors a chance. I like this new development between Ava and Silas, and it could be the reason Silas is the way he is. Anyway, with so few soaps left, we have to continue to give them all the support we can. Except for that crazy bitch Sharon on Yn R.

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  17. Heather says:

    I miss John McBain period…..This situation could of been handled better that could of worked out for all parties. I hate that he just disappeared. I hate what GH did with his storyline when he first came to PC. I did not find it that believable since when he was on OLTL he was all about his son that GH seemed to ignore.

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  18. Nancy says:

    I love Michael Easton whoever he plays. This was not the actors fault and I just wish people would go with the flow. There are twists and turns to this story because I know Frank and Ron. I am 100% behind them and they have done nothing but bring me happiness for many years. I am just happy to still be able to see the OLTL 3 everyday. Go GH!!!

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    ethel replied

    DITTO!!!!

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    Martha replied

    I agree also. I was disappointed when Port Charles went off the air. I never really watched OLTL. But have always watched GH. So I was so ecstatic when the OLTL characters came over. Even with the changes, I think it will all settle down and be great before you know it. Love Michael!

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  19. Iakovos says:

    He is a working actor who is probably happy to be working. As soap fans, we need to be happy we have our shows, even if they sometimes are not perfect in our eyes. GH long was disappointing to me — too much mob darkness — but I stuck with it. I think the anniversary reinvigorated the show and I hope the energy and attention to history remains (although I have a low tolerance for the sci-fi Cassadine elements and constant resurrections). Still, we are going to have new characters… The centerpiece of GH is the H, a hospital, a transient place by nature.

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  20. Lisa J. says:

    Im just glad all three of them are still on the air and I think they are all doing a great job with the new characters.

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  21. Chaz says:

    I have not really been watching GH and when I do I fast forward a lot. I did watch regularly when they first brought John, Starr & Todd on. I found I really liked the McBain character better on GH than I did on OLTL. On OLTL his brooding was just too much. The character seemed to have a little more life to him on GH. Cannot judge Silas just yet….but not jumping for joy at this point.

    I do not like RH as Franco. First, the character was just awful to begin with and should have been left dead. I like RH as Todd, but am disappointed to see that Franco is now Todd-lite. I now that RH can do better…he was totally different on ATWT as Paul. He just seems to be rehashing Todd as Franco now.

    HATE Kiki. I have always thought KA was a talented girl and she always did a wonderful job as Starr. But, Kiki is just annoying.

    Bottom line….I think the team of FV & RC either need a shake up or really need to refocus themselves. The ideas are old and they are not bringing their A game to GH at this point.

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  22. su0000 says:

    situation in any work environment are usual..
    The 3 are employees and not property of the fans ..

    I see great thing for them as their new characters in GH. it has only just begun..

    Things in ever ones life change, and there to be change in all lives, the 3 will be fine, its only been a couple of months, they will own their new characters soon, give it time..

    I am loving Silas !!!!!!!!
    A great character and made for ME ..

    ME couldn’t spend his life in the John McBain persona, he needs to explore and grow ..

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    Tali replied

    When you read his new book “Creedence” tell me he couldn’t spend his life as “John McBain persona”, he’s missing him and writing a book basically on him.

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  23. Linda says:

    I love GH–so I will give all 3 a chance to prove themselves and do not like that they could not come back to GH with the names and characters they were when the left.

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    Lori replied

    ? You do not like that they could not come back to GH with the names and characters they were when the left.
    The funny this is ABC KNEW from the get go that those characters when they were brought over to GH would all eventually have to go back to OLTL as Prospect Park PAID millions for ALL the characters and the rights to air them per their agreement, {Tho the actors can go where they want}.

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  24. Carol says:

    I don’t like his new character at all. Would love to see him back as John on oltl anyone else playing John won’t be the same.

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  25. Val says:

    I would like John McBain to come to GH. I don’t care for Silis at all.

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    Lori replied

    He cant play John McBain on GH, nor can the actors play their old OLTL characters on GH as the usage rights to ALL the OLTL characters were paid for by Prospect Park to use.

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  26. Jenn says:

    If you are all so disappointed in the way that GH is portraying the new characters and don’t really like their storylines then by all means stop watching but before you do just think that if you give up on this program then you should give up on all ABC programs…………..the network is doing all it can to keep everyone happy yet you are all playing the blame game for something we all know nothing about………………are we all involved in the behind the scenes goings on? not to my knowledge…………………the way I see it at least the actors have a job to go to everyday and they are still in the publics eye……………..whether you like the characters or not, it really is not a reason to stop wathcing all the other characters that you have come to love on any shows that you tune into…………….I will keep watching GH and all other programming that ABC has to offer…..don’t get me wrong I was totally devastated when the network cancelled OLTL and AMC but I can understand why they did it………We live in a reality based world of tv and that is just something that we will all have to deal with.

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    Marta replied

    We understand all that but guess what made ABC these amazing soaps and how many talk shows do we really need and food shows seriously don’t forget GH was in trouble not so long ago the owners of ABC was going to cut them out and the writers of GH picked up Michael, Kristen, Roger to save them witch it was working but giving them different character’s seriously the only one that has a great character is Roger because he plays a crazy, narcissistic, killer freaking role from day one on OLTL and he took that to GH without a problem but for Michael and Kristen’s role really go back to the writing board and fix this, hope & cole are gone wish for some reason to me they are not dead think about who was watching them before Starr had to go to LA???

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    Marta replied

    Correction which

  27. shelle dale says:

    The problem with the characters is that were shoved down peoples throats and out of everyone character Michael Eastons is the one i like the best It is not Prospect Park they owned the characters and if he wanted to play john so bad why didn’t he go to PP and play him like roger did. What the actors do is their business but pp owned the characters and they got what they owned. ABC are just acting like spoiled babies. New characters have to be introduced gradually for audiences to accept them not shoved down peoples throats. HOW DO YOU EXPECT PEOPLE TO REACT! I hope they recast your character— if you don’t want to play him give him to an actor who does. And I DO NOT WANT THE CHARACTERS ANYWHERE NEAR ABC RON OR GH — so they can destroy them again leave them with Prospect Park and move on with the 3 new characters you have.

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    Lori replied

    GREAT POST!! and as the actors were on contract.. THEY WERE BEING PAID!! regardless if they showed up for work or not. ABC could of gradually added those actors as new characters but instead of slowing adding them back forced them on viewers. To be honest, I after 30 years of watch GH have turned it off, I cant stomach it anymore.

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  28. Charday says:

    I do like Easton (preferred his original GH characters, to Silas). I’m really over Kiki and Franco–next!

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  29. ethel says:

    i am a fan of michael easton & i support him in any role he plays………
    i knew all that crap i was seeing on line was not true – so glad he finally spoke up & set the haters straight……………

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  30. Beth says:

    Loved Michael Easton,as John McBain on OLTL,and on GH! Since he’s my favorite,I’m giving him the chance he deserves playing his new role as Silas Clay. I was never a fan of GH until Michael,Roger,and Kristen came to Port Charles,now I love it! Keep up the good work Michael,you are a very talented,and handsome man!

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  31. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Has anyone seen Silis Clay on GH the past two weeks? Acting a lot like Lieutenant John McBain gone undercover as a doctor. Silas Clay is not an enduring character and will not last. Shame on Ron and Frank for destroying the integrity of John McBain.

    John McBain is one of the most important characters on OLTL. He is critical because he always interacts with everyone and no one better than Natalie. He has been the heart and sole of Llanview since 2003. Jolie Rocks. No better SOAP couple since Luke and Laura. JOLIE has had the best stories and adventures.

    If OLTL wants to succeed, they need Michael Easton playing John McBain. Prospect Park needs to do whatever it takes to woo him back. I know Michael doesn’t want to uproot his family but why play a mediocre role that won’t last when you could continue to be the star of OLTL. No one had more scenes in the past ten years nor was involved with more characters.

    Look at ten years of JOLIE clips on Youtube. Chemistry wise, it doesn’t get any better and it’s Ratings Gold. Michael, please reconsider and come back to NY. Your OLTL fans love and miss you.

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    Ashley replied

    I agree that he has been acting like Lieutenant John McBain undercover-especially today. I wanted to LOL when Ava was questioning him if he’s a cop now bc of how he was questioning her..It seems as time goes on he’s more and more like John at times.

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    Terri replied

    I completely agree with your assessment of John and Natalie on OLTL their chemistry , history, friendship, love affair was by far the best I have ever seen on daytime. I wish Michael good luck on GH and know he will do fine but I keep hoping he may resurrect His character on PP like tSJ and RH did. I am so grateful to those actors for gifting the loyal OLTL fans like that.

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    maddiehayes replied

    Jolie is what brought me back to OLTL after many years away. ITA, they are OLTL’s answer to Luke&lLaura, Frisco&Felicia, Robert&Anna. I am fond of many of OLTL’s couples, but none of them ever captured my heart the way Jolie did.

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    Tali replied

    Agree with all the above! Love JOLIE!! Too bad RC is writing all his new characters like their old ones, noticed he has used old storylines of OLTL for GH. If he is as good as we think he was, you’d think he come up with NEW characters and NEW storylines!

  32. Lyne says:

    I love Michael Easton. I remember him playing in “Two” almost 20 years ago. That’s when I first saw him on tv… Even though it took me a little time to get used to Michael paying Silas Clay on GH, he’s such a terrific actor that he actually made me forget about John McBain. I’m glad he’s on GH and hope he will stay for a long time !

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  33. heidi says:

    I am glad he said what he said… they do deserve abit of time to get into these new characters. What is unfortunate is that each of these three new characters are so unlikeable and for me unlikeable translates to I don’t care about them or the stories they are in. Th most unfortunate is RH recast is the ile and disgusting Franco. At least with ME/Silas I am seeing that his character has a mutlitude of possibilities… he is tied to new and old characters and is looking to be the most intriquing if it is written well and if ME handles it well. I am happy for the three of them that they have jobs in this economy and network jobs are better than what PP is offering.

    There is a HUGE opportunity at the moment with all of these people getting DNA tests all at once! There is also a huge opportunity that the main characters handling the DNA tests are Silas, Ellie and the vile and disgusting Brad! I can only hope that RH is determined to not be Franco based on DNA and we get to see RH morph into a better character… one that has some potential to be interesting and someone we can care about. As for KA/Kiki… I like KA but I am not liking Kiki and maybe when she finds out she is not Franco’s child hopefully she will become a better person and I hope KA gets her groove and we see more of an interesting and complex character develop.

    I agree about too much of them at the moment… part of that is probably to give them the chance to work, to develop the characters, to fuel the story line… that clearly has them tied together and most likely there is a reason why the three are all unlikeable characters… it must be a part of the story line. I could see having one or two be unlikeable and characters that we don’t care about but all three and all at once… there has to be a reason for so many new unlikeable characters in the mix at the moment (Franco, Kiki, Silas, Brad, Taylor, Morgan, and Britt). They really make you want to see more of Tracy, Luke, A nna, Duke, Carly, Sonny, Ava, Mac, Felicia, Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Kevin, Nik, Maxie, Spinelli, Olivia,Dante, Lulu, Patrick, Emma, Liz, Same Alexis, Rafe, Molly, Felix, Milo, Sabrina, Helena, Heather, and even Connie! I think we must be on the verge of something very good and very interwoven and complex… and I can’t wait!!! Would love to see Robert and Robin even if they are not in PC!!!

    For me it still is the number one soap and is my first and foremost watch… because of the stellar cast and the majority of the characters!!! I will keep hoping and cheering them on for all of the good things they do and I will join in on the unfortunate when they are… but… I will continue to support them and hope that they will be around for at least 50 more years!!!

    Thanks for sharing the interview Michael!!!

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    heidi replied

    Sorry for the typos… went to fast and in a hurry!

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  34. Terri says:

    Michael Easton is a class act I so wish oltl and pp could have worked things out so he could be online and on TV. I for one miss John and and Natalie and Liam. He and Melissa Archer will always be my favorite couple.

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    Tali replied

    Mine too!! JOLIE LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. Brenda says:

    Sorry Michael I don’t think RC is doing the best he can. Silas is not a bad character but after he cures Danny there is no reason to stay same as John. RH being Franco is the reason I’m not watching GH right. Franco and Kiki were on every day and other characters that I want to see are on the backburner. Not good. Hire a new writer ABC and then I will watch again .

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    maddiehayes replied

    GH should hire Sri Rao, Wendy Riche or Claire Labine!

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    emily replied

    Yes maddie!! I was thinking that the other day. Of WR and CL. I looked up Sri and saw the GH Night Shift credit, totally agree.

  36. Tali says:

    It’s 1 p.m. here, have to go and watch reruns of the new OLTL on Oprah’s network! Miss you ME, but not GH at all.

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  37. priscilla says:

    Im just happy ME was able to come back to GH where I think he belongs!

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  38. KELLY&MICHAEL FAN says:

    I glad he is here now on GH!!

    (NOTE) RC……..

    GIVE SILAS and SAM A BABY GIRL!!

    SHHHH! Dylan is having a baby with that (CHICK ON CBS)!

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    Tiffany replied

    Really?? Just like that… who cares if they have an established story, just hurry up and give them a baby… Then what?? It kills me people want instant couples without any build up or a story that makes sense. Sam is an established character on GH and they have already changed her so much just to put “Michael and Kelly” together. SMH, so while Danny is sick, they should just sleep together and have a baby and be one big happy family..

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    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    Listen I DIDNT SAY IT WOULDNT BE LIKE THAT!!!!

    THERE NOTHING WRONG IF SAM AND SILAS HAVE A BABY GIRL BY NEXT YEAR!!!

    THE WRITERS MESSED UP SAM PREGANCEY WITH JASON IN2012 :

    SOME FANS JASAM AND JOILE WILL BE PISS!!!!

    BUT THEY WILL GO OVER IT!!!

    Tali replied

    Kelly & Michael Fan – JaSam & Jolie Fans have 10 yrs of history we have watched and yes we’d be pissed. You just want what we have already had. Guess you need to get over it!

    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    Is time to move JASAM AND JOILE FANS ALONG!!!!

    NOW I WAS THE BIGGEST JASAM FRAN FAR BACK TO 2004

    AND I WAS SORT OF SAD WHEN STEVE BURTON LEFT IN 2012 (OCT)

    BUT SAM HAVENT BEEN WITH ANYBODY SINCEEARLY 20012

    I SAY BRING IT ON…. OH YEAH A BABY IN 2014!!!!!!

    Tiffany replied

    Well maybe if the writers properly told this story! Its nothing but agenda and forced. For Sam to move so quickly and the dialog given to her, this is not the Sam we all fell in love with. People accept ME, that’s fine, but they will never be the couple Jasam was, ever! The fact that the had to completely re write Jasam story, and their characters were re written to someone we no longer know, shows just how much RC failed. Do Silas and Sam have fans, sure they do, will it last, NO… it makes no sense considering the character of Sam we have known for years. RC has broken all ties just to make them even plausible. But you got over, good for you. And its not really just about Jasam, its what they have done to the show as a whole and the characters. So knock your self out and support this couple.. Soon once it does happen, people will be saying, what? THis isn’t Sam… it happens everyday, more and more people are catching on… Why because RC doesn’t know this character, or any of them really.. people want the instant thing, they got it, now what?? The story will not turn out the way you want it to because in the long run, she is not the Sam we know… People just want them to hook up because its ME and KeMo.. you have to actually have a story that makes sense….and this one doesn’t. Its not about Sam worried over the fact that her miracle child with Jason may die, and how she has to face this without her love of her life, its about a hook up with ME and Kemo. Too bad really and sad.. once they hook up, it will be down hill from there. JMO though..

    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    well Tiffany I Have to disagree with you and this is the reason why!!!!

    Yeah Sam Mcall will always be tied to Jason Morgan

    And some fans will never accept Micheal Easton

    But some fans like myself, want Sam to have a full life now,

    1). She have some money
    2) She a little bit more matured
    3).( THIS IS THE BIG ONE) SHE HASNT BEEN WITH ANOTHER MAN SINCE 2009
    THAT WAS THE SEXY GREG VAUGHAN AKA LUCKY SPENCER

    But I hope RC/FV remember that!!!!
    Silas the character has soften now
    This will be a great time for him to start the dialouge with Sam (jmop)

    And RC please use Sam:

    Cadillac SUV
    HER kitchen
    Her Patio

    All the things Guza didn’t want to use! !!

    Far as the fans saying ok, they are together what now?
    That will be time for Jason Morgan to make an appearance
    Right when the clergy says” I prononce you husband and wife”

    I AM JOKING!!!!!!!

    But seriously I say give her a baby next year

    And seriously I don’t know what the fans want!

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    Joliefan forever replied

    If Sam has not been with a man since 2009 then what was Danny Hatched from Pod??

    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    sam havent been with another person since 2012

    Thats my mistake sorry!!

    Or 2011, is it 2011 or 2012 Daniel E. Morgan was conceived

    …………..anyway I still want Mr. Silas Clay with Ms. Sam Morgan

    …………did you read about the fan weekend with the General Hospital

    ………..Kelly Monaco said she have a nephew name “CALEB”

    Very Instresting!!!!

    Natalie who?

    KELLY&MICHAEL FAN replied

    and yeah she hasnt been with another man since LUCKY SPENCER

    SHE BEEN WITH JASON MORGAN SINCE 2009 AUGUST

    THE LAST TIME SHE HAD SEX I THINK. …..IT WAS 2012 WITH JASON

    I THINK IS WHEN SHE PREGANT

    YOU HAVE TO FACT CHECK THAT INFO!!

  39. Sally says:

    So disappointed with the PP/ABC issue . Unable to tolerate the “new ” characters for Alderson, Easton and Howarth. Happy to see OLTL again, however I am so disappointed that Cartini decimated so many OLTL characters and relationships. This is especially true for John and Natalie fans. Easton and Archer are magic together , truly golden. Would love to see Jolie and Liam again as a family. One can only hope!

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    Tali replied

    Totally Agree Sally!! Well said.

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    Heather replied

    Sally, I completely agree with your post. Easton and Archer together are ratings gold. Love how Melissa is his “fiery redhead”. Love these two. Hopefully we will see them working together again.

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  40. Jan says:

    I understand there are many details we are not privy to, however the ultimate success of these stories is dependent on the fans and with the way things are now I refuse to watch GH. Enough is enough!

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  41. Jake R. says:

    I don’t think many of you actually read the interview with ME; you just want to complain! And I don’t think many of you understand that ABC and the GH writers/producers LEGALLY had NO CHOICE but to create new roles for the “Llanview 3″ and that they couldn’t keep ME as a cop and simply change his name to “Jack McVeigh” or something like that; they would risk even MORE LAWSUITS!

    So instead, they are making ME a doctor, which is a noble profession, just like being a cop is! And for all of you who complain that RH is playing Franco, a psycho, um, wasn’t Todd Manning a RAPIST? And didn’t he try to also rape NORA? And to rape Marty a SECOND TIME? And didn’t he do a bunch of other horrible things? Yet somehow everyone managed to overlook all that because you find RH’s portrayal of him redeeming somehow. That’s what the GH writers are now trying to do with the Franco character-he’s becoming a lovable yet reprehensible character. And wasn’t Starr Manning kind of a brat at times on OLTL? Well that’s how Kiki was at first, but now she’s becoming a bit softer, just like Starr did as she grew up! It’s just more accelerated on GH because the writers are tired of all the naysayers and haters!

    And for those of you who say “UGH I’m never watching GH again because they spend too much time on this one or that one,” then why are you reading about GH on this blog/website if you’re not a viewer anymore ;) ?

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    Tali replied

    If they are like me, a former GH fan and always a OLTL fan………I work for myself and it passes the time of day in between busy times! That is WHY.

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    Lori replied

    “what the GH writers are now trying to do with the Franco character-he’s becoming a lovable yet reprehensible character .”
    Um..No…..
    What they have is .. Rodger playing Todd, whose playing Franco …playing TODD lite.

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  42. Robin says:

    Mr. Easton, would love to see you “reconnect” with your OLTL family.

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  43. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Ditto. OLTL and JOLIE forever!!

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  44. Christy says:

    the situation wasn’t the greatest, but I like him on GH, whomever he plays, and yes, Silas was jarring to begin with, which is a testiment to how well he was playing an annoying -no bedside manner- jerk of a doctor…. but I’m warming up to him as the character is showing more caring, little by little. I have the feeling that whatever went down between Silas and Ava is the reason he was such a jerk … and now he’s becoming more of a character you could like.

    same for kiki and franco. I like the actors well enough, I really don’t care who they play, I just enjoy watching them and I’ll go along for the ride for them as they work all this out.

    and I miss their old characters, they’re still on my old OLTL tapes and lots of youtube episodes, so they’re never really gone.

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  45. Sara says:

    Michael Easton was made for the role of McBain .An oncologist, no way. The raw, broody cop with the steely blue eyes and the vibrant, fiery Natalie that knew how to push his buttons. How great would it be seeing them raising their son? Miss them like crazy!

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

    Absolutely. Glad to see that the JOLIE fans are speaking out!

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    Tali replied

    Way to go Sara, I agree! I’m also excited that most of these post are for JOLIE and wishing they were back!!

    Joliefan forever replied

    ME TOO JOLIE FANS UNITE AND LET PP AND ME HOW MUCH WE MISS OUR JOLIE AND WANT THEM BACK!!!!!

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  46. Tiffany says:

    My resentment goes back from the day they arrived as the OLTL characters. The way he was introduced and the character assassination of Jason and Jason and Sam as a couple, not to mention what they did to Carly and Michael to fit these people in an established show. And the way the writing is.???? Its horrible and sad what has become of this show and the fact that the media, soap bloggers, and soap mags supports this writer and exec is so beyond me. The show has some real problems, and there’s not one media outlet that is willing to call it like it is. When you have drop in ratings, twitter going crazy filled with resentment, hate for what has happened to the show. I have watched this show for over 30 years and this is the worse its has ever been. I also have resentment from the actors, execs , writers and soap bloggers, soap mag writers that feel we are haters or not really fans, or we should suck it up because its a soap. Just once I would love for some media to call this show out for what it is.. Michael Easton, IMO based on his answers doesn’t really like Silas, but is going along because he really has no choice. It was also clear to me that he may have wanted to go back to play John McBain.. The fact that they have him right back in Sam’s orbit tells me, they had this agenda from day one.. The man has absolutely no chemistry with Sam. Caleb may have had it with Livie, but John McBain/Silas and Sam have nothing. I think the damage was done on that one.. But they are so persistant to have ME and Kelly Monaco together. Its also my opinion that even the actors themselves think that whatever they had in the past is gone. I think based on his answers that he’s there to fill his contract.

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  47. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Ron and Frank,

    You need to let Kelly and Michael go. They don’t have any chemistry. Stop forcing it. It’s such a joke.

    Michael, please return to OLTL. You have smoking hot chemistry with Natalie and you are integral to the show’s success. It feels so empty without you and the police stories lack excitement and adventure. You bring that to the show as John McBain. You are this girl’s hero. Not only because you fight for everyone you love, always try to do the right thing, but your enduring love for Natalie. Please come back!

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    Sara replied

    HELL YES! COMPLETELY AGREE

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    Tali replied

    Hell yes, I do too!!

    Joliefan forever replied

    Wonderfully written I could not agree more!!

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  48. Melissa says:

    The Jolie story is not finished. Michael and Melissa can knock this one out of the park. Are you listening PP?

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    Shannon replied

    Would love to see these two together again, NOT a recast McBain. It just wouldn’t be the same. That would be a great gift to the fans that have supported them through the years.

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    Tali replied

    Agreed!

  49. Gentry Ashmore says:

    JOLIE and McBain fans,

    Please continue to speak out. Hopefully, Prospect Park and Michael Easton will hear us. If Michael Easton returned to OLTL, I think OLTL would absolutely take off and be a huge success. Then Prospect Park would be able to afford to hire some more vintage characters back and create more vintage Llanview sets.

    Prospect Park, Michael Easton playing John McBain is worth every penny and Michael, John McBain always steals the show, especially with his true love, Natalie. Please come back to One Life to Live!

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    Joliefan forever replied

    Love your posts and agree 1 million Percent!!

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  50. Melissa says:

    I too would love to see Michael Easton and Melissa Archer together again. Let’s face it Cartini destroyed them on G H and all for what? Jolie fans realize Michael and Melissa’s potential and want to see them continue their story with their son as a family. PP if you are truly want our feedback here it is. BRING BACK JOLIE PLEASE!

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    Stacy replied

    Would love to see McBain return and fight for his family. Growing his character and having him pursue Natalie and be a father to his son would be wonderful to watch unfold. Jolie’s were hurt by Carlivati’s writing on GH. It really troubles and angers me that we were dealt those cards and their negative impact to OLTL storylines. Moving forward hopefully we will at some point see McBain return and really show us how Natalie and Liam “saved him.” As for Natalie with Cutter, “UGH”. Have a little fun Nat but hopefully not for too long!

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  51. Marta says:

    See Michael really needs to go back to OLTL honestly that doctor role on GH is not him but I know they need to make a living but I had stop seeing GH a long long time ago but when I heard McBain, Starr, Blair, and Tea where going to be on GH I started washing GH again but when for some reason they all had to leave I was like either they are going back to OLTL or they were getting new roles on GH I got worried, I’m still watching GH cause of Michael, Kristen, and Roger sorry to the other actors, but those roles don’t fit them there is something missing and I know what it is OLTL hello go back fight for your old character’s omg so I can stop watching GH it’s not what it use to be like in the 70, 80, that’s when I stopped watching GH I’m sorry but I’m an honest person and from the bottom of my heart I really wishing you all the very best, I’m watching OLTL & AMC on line but prospect park really needs to work something out with this character’s that on missing from these two amazing soap’s

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    Marta replied

    Type o watching

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  52. Stacy says:

    I would love to see Michael Easton resurrect his character of McBain on OLTL. Easton and Melissa Archer are fabulous. PP please make this happen!

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  53. Mary says:

    It is uncomfortable watching Natalie’s character with Cutter who is such a con. Clearly she is devastated by John’s actions. Missing McBain terribly. Would love to see things worked out to have Easton on the show. So much good storyline potential with the two of them.

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    Nancy replied

    I agree with a prior poster that two very popular couples were destroyed during this process and it really disappoints me. Granted this is television, but the reality is Jolie and Jasam were and continue to be popular. Fans who supported these pairings for years were screwed royally. Now there is this huge mess and feeling of loss and lack of story continuation. This needs to be corrected.
    Natalie is so out of character giving Cutter the con man the time of day. Really? Nothing better could be written? I realize John is currently not on, hopefully that will change in the future. PP if you truly respect and listen to your fans make this worthwhile. Fix things with Jolie and bring Easton back.

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    Tali replied

    Agree with Stacy, Mary & Nancy. Hoping for a JOLIE reunion!

  54. OnlyMy2Cents says:

    Though in the past, I criticized the character of John McBain and the actor Michael Easton, I’m regretting that and find there is a huge void without his presence on OLTL. On GH, I have seen a positive side of his acting and I rather like him now, both as Silas and his psycho brother. He really shines in those roles. At any rate, I wish PP and ABC could work something out were the JM character returns to OLTL. In his absence, we need someone to fill that spot on OLTL, preferably him or the very talented Scott Cohen.

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  55. OnlyMy2Cents says:

    Actually, I’d rather have McBain as ME. Since I fell in love with Scott Cohen’s performance in The 10th Kingdom and have kept up with his appearances on TV, I’ve come to think that he would be a fantastic soap star…maybe Kendall’s love interest on AMC when she returns. At any rate, this is all–only my 2 cents. Does anyone else like Scott Cohen as a Zach replacement for Kendall since he is obviously smitten with his new love interest?

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  56. Nancy says:

    Tiffany,
    Love your comments dated 7-3?0-13. Very well said. FrC’s writing is a slap in the face to so many .

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    Nancy replied

    Obviously meant 7-30-13 and RC’s writing

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  57. Gentry Ashmore says:

    They owe it to OLTL fans to let Silas Clay go and Prospect Park needs to do everything to lure Michael Easton back to OLTL. Natalie needs him and the LAPD is so boring without him.

    Hopefully, if OWN keeps OLTL, Prospect Park may have more revenue to bring him on as well as the rest of the veterans.

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    Nancy replied

    Gentry,
    I certainly hope so. I know this is soap world, however what makes this so hard is that even Cartini’s plan on GH was for a Jolie endgame. This current situation sucks for Jolie’s. We need to see Archer and Easton together again. A recast McBain would minimize their story. Just not right

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  58. Tracey C says:

    I’m so in love with Michael Easton that I dream about him at night. I don’t care who he plays or on what channel as long as I can look at that face and those eyes. Yum!

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  59. Beth says:

    I don’t like Michael changing who he is on General Hospital at all!!!!!!!!!!!! I just wish he could still be John McBain again!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Get him someone else to love and not Sam all the time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

    Have you seen him with Melissa Archer (Natalie)? Smoking hot chemistry and ten years of great adventures (Luke and Laura style). Check out Youtube, Ron wrote them so beautifully. John McBain became not only Natalie’s hero but everyone woman’s hero.

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    Joliefan forever replied

    Completely agree!!!!

  60. Nancy says:

    Michael Fairman, you’re conducting an interview with Jen Pepperman tomorrow. Please inform her of what Jolie fans want!

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  61. Nancy says:

    There is an article released today by Phyllis Newman interviewing Michael Easton. In the article he states that he would be “open to playing McBain again and helping out at OLTL . “. IT IS A MUST READ!

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  62. Nancy says:

    Correction, interviewer is Phyllis Thomas

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  63. ali says:

    I think mc Bain should return. Silas is not the right role for him. It just feels weird. I started watching GH because if the OLTL characters, but not that they changed I don’t want to watch it anymore. I am an OLTL fan and I wish they would bring it back.

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