With rumors of a murder mystery coming up on General Hospital, and persistent speculation, Daytime Confidential is confirming today, after their initial report, that daytime favorite Michael Easton is exiting the ABC soap opera.
Fan favorite Easton’s character of Silas Clay, has unfortunately never really had the story, and the character never fully fleshed out, since Michael had to abandon his role as the beloved John McBain, who crossed over to GH from One Life to Live, following the demise of that show upon ABC cancelling it back in 2011. When Easton came on to the canvas in Port Charles he was re-teamed with Kelly Monaco (Sam) in a romance since their on-screen chemistry is always palpable and harkened back to their days on the defunct soap, Port Charles.
Once Prospect Park relaunched the online version of One Life, and they filed suit against ABC for use of the characters of McBain, Todd Manning (Roger Howarth) and Starr Manning (Kristen Alderson), then GH head writer Ron Carlivati had to do some quick shuffling and rebranded Easton’s GH on-screen life through the character of the good doc.
Michael Easton has currently been working on his own directing and writing projects, and his graphic novels which we have previously reported on. Easton’s legions of fans will no doubt follow him where ever he lands next, and are sad to hear the news, but probably also have been frustrated with his lack of story on GH.
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