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321 March 1st, 2013 Michael Easton’s Thank You Message To Fans Includes, “No Word Yet On When We Might Return To Work …”

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There probably isn’t a more popular guy right now than the one and only Michael Easton (John McBain/Caleb) of General Hospital!

Just a few hours ago he gave his legions of fans an update as to his situation in regards to heading back to work on the ABC soap after it was put on a temporary hold as Prospect Park, and ABC and General Hospital, figure out the conclusion of the character rights issue, since John began on One Life to Live.

Easton in his facebook message, complete with adorable picture of him and his little girl, Lilah Bell (See pic at right) stated,  “THANK YOU…. your kind words of support mean the world to me. No word yet on when we might return to work but the fridge is stocked, the bills are paid, and I get to spend lots of precious time with my little girl.”

So soap fans, do you hope that Michael can go back to work at GH soon?  Do you still want him to come back to OLTL for a visit? What do you think of his message and picture with his daughter? Let us know!

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  1. Debbie says:

    I really want Michael back on GH ASAP. I really do not undertand why it is taking so long to work this all out! Michael fits in perfectly with the GH cast and his chemistry with Kelly Monaco is off the charts!

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    Gillian replied

    I totally agree with you. I will also add that Michael has done so much in recent weeks with his dual role. He absolutely must return to GH. I’ve loved him since his PC days, loved him on OLTL and love him even more on GH. I have never seen him shine more on screen or display such a vast range of emotions than when he is playing the dual roles of John & Caleb. GH is giving him a great storyline and he is rocking it. So glad to hear that his fridge is stocked and bills are paid. That was definitely a concern with him not being able to earn a living and having a family to support. Michael, you are awesome. Can’t wait to see you back in Port Charles after this OLTL crossover is done.

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    Gayle replied

    Agree with you both! He needs to stay on GH!

    Irish Girl replied

    Absolutely. He fits in so well on GH; I hardly noticed him on OLTL, but he really gelled with the cast at General Hospital and flourished. Going backwards to OLTL would be kind of ridiculous at this point. Plus, that chemistry with Monaco is unbelievable; you can’t BUY that. To squander it would be a complete waste. And he also has really great dynamics with other characters — particularly Anna.

    Incidentally, he didn’t abandon Liam, either. He was legally BARRED from seeing his son.

    So yeah, John should stay in PC; he’s built a whole new life there and it suits him. To have the character go back to Llanview would only reduce him.

    Joanna replied

    Sorry there is no one on GH John is as good with as he was with BO. ME and RW played so well off each other. And anyone who didn’t notice john on OLTL could not have been watching, because he had many stories centered around him. One of the biggest was solving the murder of his father. As for Sam I guesseveryone has a different opinion on this I find them coma inducing and ff their scenes. His scenes with Tea and Lucy were much better.
    And yes he did abandon his son he left his 2 year old son for months to get even with the killer of a sister no one ever heard of and he only met once. And the John I grew to like would never let Clint or anyone keep him away from his child. He has a SON he has not seen in 8 months and he hasn’t even tried to see his 2 1/2 year old.

    Joliefan forever replied

    You GH fans are incredible, You’s don’t own John McBain the character and from the article I read when the 3 were coming back to OLTL, ABC said that they don’t care if the 3 go back because the Anniversary was coming up and they had NO story lines for them, and they are giving them the option to come back to GH or stay on OLTL. Even if they do all go back they will NOT be going back as John Starr or “Todd” as PP owns those characters and they are OLTL! Let’s see how you GH fans will like this, OLTL & GH doe crossovers with characters from both shows and we decide that we are going to Keep Sonny, Sam and Robin because they “Fit in so nice” or because we are OLTL fans there for we are entitled? Is that not the same way you’s are acting?
    Joanna I completely agree with your post! RC is trying to so hard to ruin the character of John McBain it’s disgusting. John found out that Liam was his son only what 2-3 days before he left to “go get Todd” and just never came back THAT IS NOT JOHN MCBAIN! I agree about that sister Excuse to! John would have helped from BACK IN LLANVIEW but he sure as hell would not have stayed away from Natalie and Liam over some sister that was created right then,That whole time he thought that Little Liam was not his KILLED HIM, There is NOTHING that would keep John from his son, Nor Keep him from Natalie! Your right whoever did not see John on OLTL was BLIND John had been the front runner of MANY MANY MANY Story lines on OLTL and some of the most memorable ones, Like saving Todd from being sent to death for a Murder he did not commit! Saving Natalie and Vangie from being burned alive, His horrific car accident, And those are just some of the incredible s/l’s John has been in! Your right when you say that John would not let Clint or anyone else keep him from his son and he sure as hell would not become Anna’s Lackey when he is the Chief of Detectives for LVPD! And for the poster who thinks his chemistry with KM is so Great! Try watching scenes with Natalie and John, Like John’s daydream about him and her being married and they make love on the pool table at Rodi’s that is chemistry! The chemistry that he has with MA IS UNMATCHED!!!!
    ME loves the time he has with his family and his new daughter, and if wants more of that, I bet he signs on with PP since ABC is giving them a chance to do it!

    Susan replied

    First of all Joliefan LET me remind you HOW it is that these 3 characters came to GH. It was cancelled then Prospect Park (LEASED) OLTL /AMC from ABCD and PP said they would be bringing OLTL/AMC online. In November 2011 it WAS PP that made the announcement that they WOULD NOT be bringing OLTL/AMC online. NOT one shred of a mention by PP in that statement that they would continue to work on this, DONE deal not happening! This brings us to GH the ONLY reason the 3 actors were NOT brought on as new characters was a way of paying tribute to the fans that lost their soap. YOU know who said that in an interview? IT was FV the EP of GH the former EP of OLTL. I will say this after reading your post and a couple others WHO are bashing GH at all for this HOT MESS you need to step back and look at who made it! Clearly IT WAS PP! PP is stating they want to share the characters with GH well PP ONLY owns the characters as YOU stated. It is ALSO very clear by different statements that were being put out regarding s/l and the fact ME has no plans to return to OLTL online that GH was IN process of changing ME’s character. PP ordered ME,KA and RH off GH set by February 8th those ACTIONS prove this was about FORCING the actor (WHICH PP HAS NO RIGHTS TO) to do this crossover! I think YOU need to go BACK and read WHO put that statement OUT that you are putting YOUR OWN ENTIRE SPIN on. I am sure YOU will discover that was NOT ABCD statement. The majority of GH VIEWERS embraced and WELCOMED these actors to GH they ARE a part of GH! AS far as I am concerned and MANY other GH fans have waited patiently for this to be worked out but PP forcing ME off set is BS! GH needs to and I feel certain they WILL work this out to change ME’s character and he will stay ON GH! THIS IN THE END will be a PLUS for the GH fans WE WILL NO LONGER HAVE THE JM baggage of GNAT!!!!!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    OK Susan I am going to try to make this as simple as I can for you Blind Little ABC Sheep……1 PP BOUGHT the rights to AMC & OLTL they did NOT lease that shows And FYI when they BOUGHT the rights to both shows they BOUGHT everything that comes with them shows including CHARACTERS!!!!, It’s called checking your facts, you should do it sometime! PP Sent ME KA AND RH to LA to be on GH until they had everything in place for the shows to Return, Because John and “Todd’s” story lines ARE NOT OVER contrary to what Your Master ABC tells you Bahhhhhhh! Just like MOST GH FANS you need to learn to read Because PP MOST CERTAINLY said that they were not giving up trying to bring them back, After Backing Fell threw due to no fault of their own! Paying Tribute is more BULL shoved in your face by the kings of all Liars ABC! There IS A CONTRACT between PP and ABC, Because it was ABC that came and ASKED PP to lease them these 3 characters until the shows were back up and running and PP agreed because they did not want them to be out of work and they wanted to be able to bring them back ((meaning the actors since characters can always be recast )) when the show was coming back on! Another thing you GH fans don’t seem to Grasp is that this is about the Actors not the Characters, By legal standards ABC does not have a Leg to stand on as they do NOT own the rights to them characters and IF ABC’S Contracts with them 3 actors was on the up and up THIS WOULD NOT BE HAPPENING BECAUSE PP WOULD NOT HAVE A LEGAL LEG TO STAND ON AND THE 3 OF THEM WOULD STILL BE TAPING…..
    Fact 1 Like I said there is a Contract between ABC & PP
    FACT 2 If ABC abided by the contract none of this would be happening!
    FACT 3 LEASE does not mean OWN! When you lease a car you don’t own it do you???
    FACT 4 ABC did not have any right to contract actors to play characters they DO NOT OWN
    FACT 5 FV is nothing more than ABC’S little lap dog! You should be proud of your EP for taking over Brian Frons job for ABC!!!
    FACT 6 ME signed up the first time and SAID that if PP ever got the show up and going he would like to be a part of it!!!
    FACT 7 Not once has ABC ALLOWED the actors to speak to the media YET puts out “Statements” VIA ABC spokesman for the same Actors they banned from talking to the Media!! If the actors ((ME)) are telling ABC that they don’t wanna go back and again the contracts were on the up and up ABC would not have to let the actors go back they could keep them on as other characters with out all this, & why not just let them say it for themselves? BECAUSE THAT IS NOT WHAT IS BEING SAID!
    If ABC did everything on the up and up and followed the contract they have with PP NONE OF THIS WOULD BE HAPPENING! ME and RH and KA would NOT have been shocked to find out that they could not play them characters on GH as of the 8th, Lawyers would never have been involved, PP WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LEGALLY ABLE TO TAKE BACK THEM CHARACTERS , ABC is the one that SCREWED them actors NOT PP! PP has every right to Something they OWN! So much to what you know RC all ready said that they are only doing the “vampire” S/L to pay “homage to PC” and had no intentions of keeping the Caleb character so what OTHER character were they changing ME into…Do tell!!!! PP is the one that offered to do the crossover your Master ABC is the one that doesn’t want to!!!
    Sorry hunny unlike you and your other Good Little Blind ABC Sheep I don’t have to “put my own spin on things” See I am a LOYAL OLTL fan and have followed PP since the cancellation, I have read everything from both PP and ABC and Guess what?? ABC is the cause for all of this……It doesn’t matter what you GH fans think you are ENTITLED TO, Those characters BELONG TO PP AND OLTL and the only one SCREWING THE ACTORS IS ABC TAKE THE BLINDERS OFF HUNNY IT IS A MUCH CLEARER PICTURE!!!!

    Angela White replied

    Joliefan Forever- I have read most of your comments and have to say- Who are you to Scream and Yell and chastize the GH fans? Remember, GH kept OLTL actors working when PP dropped the ball (for whatever reasons, they dropped the ball and left MANY actors, crew and writers out of work.) Yes, your show is coming back, Hooray! They can honestly take ALL their characters back and leave GH alone in my opinion, however, many OLTL fans came over to GH and love the characters there.

    I don’t think ABC owns the characters, just like PP doesn’t own the actors, so apparently I am not a “Blind little ABC sheep” as you so eloquently called many GH fans. HOWEVER, your OLTL characters did not SAVE GH. Remember, ABC only kept one show, that would be GH right? Not OLTL.

    If ME choses to stay at GH, that would be his decision, along with any other actors that decide to leave or stay any other show! Again, I couldn’t care less if he or Starr or Todd stay or go, they do not enthuse me at all. However, you annoy the snot out of me with your name calling and bullying to get people to shut up with their own opinions.

    I just had to say, not all the GH fans are “sheep” and I am pretty sure all the OLTL fans are bullies screaming at other fans!

    Angela White replied

    Quick Correction!- I just had to say, not all the GH fans are “sheep” and I am pretty sure NOT all the OLTL fans are bullies screaming at other fans!

    Rhonda replied

    I agree I want him back on GH

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well let me see Angela, I KNOW FOR A FACT that ABC does NOT own the characters of John, Starr or “Todd”, All ABC owns is the contracts to 3 ACTORS. NO GH will not end up with OLTL’s characters in the end! GH and RC will end up trying to figure out how to take these 3 Actors that played 3 characters for a year and now explain how they look the same but are completely different ppl!! Have fun! It’s a GREAT THING NOT CARING WHAT YOU THINK OF ME! MOST GH fans on this topic are Good Little Sheep! It is not my fault that MOST GH fans can’t grasp reality and LOGIC and can not distinguish between actors and their characters.
    BTW yea it was our characters that brought the FANS your show so desperately needed in order to keep your show from being axed which it was EXTREMELY close to being just that so YES our characters SAVED your show!! Why do you think ABC went to PP ASKING to USE our characters? Because they needed the fans from OLTL!!!! BTW I could care less if you think I am a bully!!! LMAO!!!

    becky h replied

    Wouldn’t hold my breath on him coming back as McBain that character belongs to OLTL and needs to stay there, that would be unfair to the OLTL fans. If he wants to stay at Gh then more power to him but it should be as a new character, he could always resurrect Caleb or whoever. PP has plans for John and I doubt that includes a straight splitup with Natalie, especially considering the original plan was for Jolie to get married. GH has had the character for what a year? OLTL created the character and had him for 9-10 years. ME can do what he wants but they need to leave the Character of John alone

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    Joanna replied

    I second what Becky said!

    Gentry Ashmore replied

    Ditto! The character of John McBain will always belong to OLTL. I wish Michael would reconsider and come back to OLTL but that’s his choice. The character of John McBain had more air time on OLTL than any other character. Essentially, he was the show’s MVP. OLTL fans deserve the character to come back. JOLIE is the best love story since Luke and Laura!

    That being said, no one is better than Michael Easton.

    Gentry Ashmore replied

    If Michael would play John McBain on OLTL and Caleb Morely on GH during the downtime, that would be great.

    jim replied

    I agree partially with you. John may have started with OLTL and have a connection there but that doesnt mean anything. Skye Chandler was a major character on AMC and then went to GH. She may not have left behind a kid but she still started on AMC. Many fathers dont live in the same town with their kids. I feel he could stay at GH as Caleb, and turn up missing as John which could work out for both shows. Natalie wasnt always with John and theyd probably, like most soap couples, wouldnt stay together anyway. Natalie and Sam could grieve for the missing John on both of their shows. Many women like Natalie do raise their children without their father and its been done often on soaps b4.
    To loose John isnt unfair to some of us OLTL fans because we lost many favorites from this show b4 and if we like or not we move on.

    Cassie replied

    “Unfair” to OLTL fans? Are these fans aware that many GH fans, like myself, have been OLTL fans for decades? Also, having John,Todd, and Starr on GH allowed Llanview to continue. As GH ratings rose, so did PP’s chances of bringing OLTL back. Crossovers would be good for OLTL and let us not forget that for OLTL to succeed, it needs all the viewers it can get. How about all of us OLTL fans embrace everything that will help it succeed and welcome all viewers, including GH viewers? Jolie getting married was the plan for the past regime, there is no telling where the present regime plans to go. If John is recast for OLTL and Michael Easton returns to GH as another character, that is fine too. I’m willing to go along for the ride and enjoy some great storytelling.

    Phil replied

    Uhm, Roger Howarth will be back as Todd Manning after a four week return to OLTL. It has been confirmed. I am sure that GH will be allowed to keep all three characters in the end. The updated OLTL cast list does not include John, does not include Star, and does not include Todd longterm.

    Tali replied

    Totally agree Becky. Will miss Michael Easton but John McBain needs to stay in Llanview with Natalie & Liam. I don’t see much chemistry with KM myself. That may be because I’m such a hugh JOLIE fan!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sorry Phil but you are wrong it has been confirmed that RH is Returning, there was NOTHING stating “Todd” was returning! GH fans really need to read the articles……PP owns the character and they DO NOT have to let “Todd” return to GH

    ces replied

    I want Michael Easton to stay on GH because I have no intention of watching the OLTL reboot. He has awesome chemistry with Kelly Monaco and belongs there with her.

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    Vanessa replied

    I think ME should be where he and he alone wants to be. I would prefer him going back to OLTL because he and Melissa Archer also had great chemist and he played in a lot of story lines so he was one of the leads. I don’t feel the attractio between ME and KM at all. However, I respect him highly as a person as well as an actor so I think if he is where he wants to be, he will shine more. The character of John Mcbaine should go back to OLTL and it would be fine with me if there was a cross-over. No matter which show he is on, I will be watching because I think that much of himn ry

    Catherine Jydstrup replied

    I’m loving McBain on GH. I like Easton, but I also like McBain, and it’d be fun to see him, Sam and Spinelli P.I.-ing up a storm in Port Charles.

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    judith replied

    Since Canadians will be denied access to One Life To Live..I am so,hoping that Michael will stay with General Hospital..He and the others from One Life are the only reason that I even tuned into General Hospital at all..I watch the soap ONLY because of them..

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    susan M. replied

    Double DITTO!!!!!!~

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    Elhu replied

    I too, like many of those writing above am a long time GH and OLTL fan, and Michael Easton has always been one of my favorites. IMO, the most important point here, is that an excellent actor is out of work right now, because of contractual /character issues, and no one, especially he and his family are gaining from this, nor are the fans (whether they be for John McBain on OLTL or GH). Behind the scenes politics can really take a bite out of a storyline, not to mention out of someone’s livelihood, and that is truly sad. I understand things like this happen in business, but clearly if the decision is taking this long, they know how valuable and important ME/John McBain is, and I hope Michael can benefit from that once this is resolved. I personally, loved him with Natalie on OLTL, but as was said above, he is now so enmeshed in the GH storyline, and truly thriving and entertaining playing the dual role, not to mention the chemistry he has with Sam, as played by Kelly Monaco, so I hope he does remain on GH. I hope this is resolved soon, and I certainly hope the result is something that makes Michael Easton happy, and I know all of his fans will be happy once he is back to work again. How nice of Michael to share that adorable photo of he and his daughter with us. It is too bad that his playing the dual role on GH came after the deadline for Emmy noms, as he would so be worthy of that nod for sure. Here is hoping he is nominated and wins next year!!!!!

    Lora replied

    Please just get him back to General Hospital STAT Sam and Danny need him, he needs them!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    John has a son that NEEDS him! Let Sam find someone else to take over Jason’s role as Daddy to Danny!

    Angela replied

    WOW! First of all “Joliefan” do you realize that these people are not real? As far as ME, RH and KA are concerned they are people. People who have lives, families and bills to pay. Do you think PP was going to pay them to sit around until they (PP) got their act together? To imply that PP “owns” anyone is absurd. Also if memory serves me right PP had one year to bring OLTL and AMC back or the rights would once again revert back to abc. I think that’s called “leasing”. Believe me no one was more angry and shocked by the way abc treated the shows and their fans (I was/am a fan of ALL abc soaps since 1970!) and I do not watch anything on abc except for GH since April 2011. So your implication of all “you’s” (Note YOU’s is not a word) abc fans thinking GH owns these characters is laughable at best. I will not get into name calling with you but you need to back off a little. You are all over the place carrying on and starting crap with people and just giving OLTL fans a bad name. The show is going online in a half hour format and their won’t even be 5 shows a week. In the big scheme of things it may not work financially for some of the actors. I would think the paycut would be substantial. You should just calm down and lets see how this unfolds. Believe me it will all work out in the end. Maybe you should consider reading a book on proper grammer while we wait for OLTL to come back.

  2. Shari says:

    I like ME’s JMcB on GH though,he needs to go back to OLTL & settle things with Natalie & then fly back to Port Charles ;)

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    su0000 replied

    lol he needs to settle nothing .. He has dealt with it and moved on..
    He is no longer John of OL he is now McBain on GH ..
    Why go back to the same old junk when John McBain has grown into a new and improved man, an awesome men living in Port Charles..

    LOVE the new GH McBain it suits him well, very well..

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    Nicki replied

    He does have to go back and settle things with Natalie since they do have a child together! Once he does that without Clint’s interference, then whatever happens whether good or bad, they do need to settle things! If they don’t get back together than there has to be some kind of an arrangement where he can see Liam while he is in Port Chuck! And you never know. maybe Melissa Archer might be in a few episodes of GH!

    KateK replied

    I also feel that he has nothing to settle on OLTL. Im shocked to see that people think he does. If Natalie wasnt on the reboot would people want him to go back to OLTL? I really dont think PP will let him go back to GH. Also, they will keep Todd on OLTL, they won’t let him go, I can see it coming. This is why I won’t watch the new AMC or OLTL, PP is bulldogging these actors. I love them on GH, more then I ever did on OLTL.

    Joanna replied

    And I love these character much more on OLTL than GH. I feel like they stick out like a sore thumb on GH. And I hate to break this to you guys but John HAS HIS OWN SON LIAM living in Llanview. And the more he ignore his son the more unlikable he becomes. John is supposed to be such a good guy but he has not seen or even talked to his own 2 1/2 year little boy, what type of man would do that? The John I grew to like on OLTL would be fighting for his son not wandering around a strange town looking for something to do.

    susan M. replied

    I agree with suOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s a Port Charles resident now! I like were his
    character on GH ! New & Fresh! New START! He can do both. Settle up w/Natalie & get visiting rights to see Liam.

    Joliefan forever replied

    You have lost your mind su0000! Something that ALL of you GH fans need to Understand is this……..ABC DOES NOT OWN S**T! THEY DO NOT OWN THE CHARACTERS OF JOHN STARR OR “TODD” THOSE CHARACTERS BELONG TO PP, Now I hope that is cleared up and you GH fans stop acting like you are entitled to something you have no claim to! John is OLTL, He Originated the character and Played him for over 10 years so don’t say that he is no longer John of OLTL, HE WILL ALWAYS BE JOHN FROM OLTL!
    KateK, John has a SON what the hell part of that don’t you ppl seem to Grasp! John grew up without his Father, He would never ever let Liam grow up without him! And the LOVE OF JOHN’S LIFE IS NATALIE! You want Caleb & Livvie go to youtube and type in Port Charles and watch all you like, If you wanna see John tune in to OLTL! No one is Bulldogging anyone, ABC had NO right to contract them actors to play Characters they DO NOT OWN, the only ones that lied is ABC, If they had been on the up and up with the actors there would not be all these problems and actors not knowing anything when it pertains to them! Stop being a Blind ABC robot and see what they actually did! To bad for you that they don’t belong to you!

    ces replied

    agree SU!

    su0000 replied

    So what if he has son..
    80% of the soap opera dads have a daughter/son and they do not see their father again until they are grown if even then..
    It is soap opera and couples split , every month, with and without children and some of the children will never see their fathers… no big deal .. It is normal in soaps..
    John is not the exception :)

    Me/John belongs on GH .. nothing for him in OL .. that fell apart ..

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    Joanna replied

    There is a lot more forb John in Llanview than there is for him in Port Charles. I’m not exactly even sure what he has there, but I know what he has in Llanview his son, Natalie and all of his good friends that have meant so much to him through the years. He would not even be able to see his brother Michael or mother because they belong to PP. And I’m sorry it looks bad that John hangs around Jason’s son while not seeing his own son. One of the things everyone loves about Patrick is he is such a dedicated dad to emma, and even Luke is with his children. A character looks bad when they don’t fight to be with their own children.

    Rita replied

    I watch both shows, and I like Michael Easton, but fighting this way isn’t right. I think Michael should do what is good for him. The Character John McBain belongs to OLTL, and if Michael wants to stay with GH it should be as a new Character. That would be like Tony Geary going to OLTL for a while and wanting to stay. He would need to go as another character other than Luke Spencer, because that character belongs to GH. Sharing the character makes more sense, but that would probably be too easy of a solution!

    Tali replied

    su0000 – you are so wrong!

    susan M. replied

    I want to see him stay on GH too! Sharing the character makes a lot of sense
    to me! His character has grown a lot since OLTL!

    Joliefan forever replied

    You are going to be really pissed off su0000 when the REALITY that ABC does NOT own John McBain finally sinks in to your head

    Joliefan forever replied

    Joanna I completely agree it is so refreshing to see someone who actually gets it!

    jim replied

    I agree with you. look how long it took Frisco to come back to see his daughter. it didnt seem to tarnish his character.

    aria replied

    omg this joliefan forever sounds more like psycho fan forever. look cray cray, your argument doesn’t hold up no matter how you spin it. clearly the actors don’t want to go back to oltl full time its obvious they want to stay at GH. yes, your right pp owns the characters but why are they so desperate to get all 3 characters back? i think its more about them wanting the actors back to play the characters. and tell me why isn’t Jessica being brought back? isn’t she a vital character? i don’t see any hoopla being made about that character, and why not?, that character had more on air time then any other character on the show,yet i have yet to hear it being recast, is the character even coming back? so why pp so desperate to bring star back her storyline ended on oltl finale, john and todd were left hanging so i understand them wanting to tell their storylne, but still its funny how pp is so desperate for these 3 characters on GH BUT NO MENTION OF JESSICA BUCHANAN

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    Evie replied

    I think they want these three because they want to benefit from their popularity on GH ans are hoping for GH viewers to tune into OLTL. Your point is valid.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ana Only if I cared what you think! My argument as a matter of fact all OLTL fans arguments are FACT, See unlike you good little Sheep I and MANY MANY MANY others have followed PP since day 1, So I have read EVERYTHING unlike you GH fans whom only started Well Trying to read anyways, Since it has “affected” your show, Which you have your Precious ABC to thank for that! Facts are Facts Sweetheart and you can ignore them or not but the FACTS remain! Ya wanna know why OLTL fans seem so “crazy” or “Emotional” Or whatever, Because we have to deal with Ignorant Uninformed PPL like you, Having to repeat the same FACTS over and over and over gets aggravating because you Good little Blind ABC Sheep just won’t see what is right in front of your faces and just keep spewing ABC’s Lies like it was gospel bashing a company that has every right to them characters!! John Starr and “Todd” are OWNED BY PP AND OLTL and we should not have to give them up for GH and their fans no matter how you Spin it they belong to OLTL and 2 of them 3 are FRONT RUNNER CHARACTERS and have been since the day they came on!
    You GH fans are some of the most ignorant UNLOYAL delusional Bunch of Sheep I have ever seen! You’s read in to the things that are not said, You GH fans keep Saying that he said that he did not want to come back to OLTL, Yet nothing has been printed or spoken BY MICHAEL that he does not want to come back! All you have is an ABC Spokesman’s word for it! Oh yes how TRUSTING ABC IS! While on that subject IF ME had actually said that to ABC why then does ABC have the actors on a ban from talking to the media??? Why not let the actors shout it from the roof tops tell any one that will listen?? And Riddle me this, why is RH’s Family still living in NY, If everything on ABC’s End was on the up and up! Smarten up Little Sheep! How do you know that Bree has not been signed or they are not talking to her? Do you know her personally? I doubt it! Are you her agent? Highly doubtful!! John and Todd were not left hanging…..It is called Open ended for OLTL so PP could tell the rest of those stories any way they wanted and Guess what Hunny they CAN! John had just gotten Liam and Natalie back so NO he was not “Left Hanging”, The 2 Todd Story line is FAR FROM OVER, PP does not have to follow that cocken bull story that RC tried to pull to explain “Todd” walking free around PC! It’s funny that GH fans can not grasp simple logic and thinking! Shame really!

    EVIE, Benefit of what popularity? They were popular on OLTL….And we don’t need GH’S fan base for our show Unlike you’s needed OLTL fans to save your pathetic show!

  3. Melissa says:

    I hope he will be able to go back to work soon. Love the character of John McBain on GH and Michael Easton is a good fit on GH

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    susan M. replied

    I agree. They should cut the bull and bring Michael Easton back to work on Gh & OLTL!!!!

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  4. Leticia says:

    I want to see him on both soaps. Michael Easton is such a huge talent , I’m sure we will see more of John on TV. Such a adorable picture! Michael , in joy your time off with family!

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  5. Torrey says:

    Hope to see him in Llanview. I want John back with Natalie & Liam!!!

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    Terri replied

    That would make oltl perfect for me.

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    Joanna replied

    For me too!

    Tali replied

    and ME!

    Dawn replied

    I would also love to see that. I’m looking forward to OLTL coming back and Michael as John would only make it better.

    Most importantly, Michael Easton seems to be one of the nicest guys on television, so I hope everything works out well for him.

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    susan M. replied

    I have alway’s liked John with Natalie. It has been a rollercoaster with their
    relationship. On again,off again. Will they STAY together this time if there is a next ti me. I wish they would stay together once & for all and stop breaking up!

    susan M. replied

    Natalie doesn’t want to see John because of the picture Todd sent her a while ago of John kissing Sam…Clint is preventing him from seeing them both. He can do both!

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    Torrey replied

    And that right there is the reason why he needs to be back in LLanview…..can you imagine the juicy stories and confrontations that would go down between Clint, Natalie & John?! It would be sooooo good… : )

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Susan if you know anything at all about Jolie, Her getting a Picture of him kissing Sam would be NOTHING! PLEASE! They have been threw WAY WORSE and survived, Sam would NOT do anything to JOLIE…..And John would NEVER Ever Let Clint or anyone else keep him from his son…..RC and GH are trying to ruin the character of John McBain!

    Joliefan forever replied

    And Me too! JOLIE and Liam forever! Let GH bring back Jason for Sam and Danny John has his Own Family in LLanview P.A.!

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  6. Tina Gray says:

    Oh please. Please. I’m a GH fan, but I’m also a One Life to Live fan. Haven’t we been hurt enough????? Can’t we please have our show – and our actors back? Please?????

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    aria replied

    no, request denied, lol, just kidding.

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    erin replied

    Uh…the actors dont belong to OL, they are free to be on any show they want. The characters are part of OL history and can be recast or, if PP is smart they will allow the characters to relocate to Port Charles (GH) just like people do in real life.

    Joanna replied

    If PP is smart they will KEEP THEIR CHARACTER’s for the reboot. Whatever the actors decide to do is up to them, but my days of watching GH are over. Any show that hypes Genie Francis’s return and than ignores her will not get my viewership anymore. And with OLTL back I don’t need to get my soap fix there.

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    Chloe replied

    No one is ignoring Genie Francis. She has a huge storyline coming up. The writers are weaving tales for all characters. Sometimes you see some more than others and then it reverses. It keeps the momentum going and keeps the show interesting.

    Joliefan forever replied

    Great post Joanna!!! I am also amazed how un-loyal GH fans are! They are all over these boards making comments like if The 3 from OLTL leaves GH will collapse, and making such a fuss over characters they don’t own and barely saying anything about all the Alumni that are coming back Alumni mind you that MADE THAT SHOW, If I were the Alumni or even the actors on the show now I would be disgusted at the way they are acting!

    Joliefan forever replied

    BTW Erin, Your precious ABC had NO RIGHT to contract actors to play Characters they did not own epically knowing that their use of these characters was LIMITED. The characters are PART OF OLTL NOT JUST IT’S HISTORY no matter how much you want it to be that way! It so amazes me that you GH fans only think about yourselves, Recast them, Who cares if that is not what the OLTL fans want! You’s screamed BLOODY EFFEN MURDER Over the Chick that Plays Elizabeth Leaving, and her character was going to be recast, so it is not ok for your characters but it is for ours? GEE HOW SELFISH OF YOU’S!

    Joanna replied

    Thank Jolie fan I feel the same way you do.

    Aria replied

    Cray cray usually agree with each other! And koliefanfirever is as cray cray as they get !

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Aria, if your going to try to get in to this Convo Might I suggest you first learn how to Spell! Sarcasm is not Cray ((EYE ROLL)) or Bullying, it is obviously a concept many GH fans don’t get!

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    Pen replied

    There’s a big ol’ grammar and punctuation beam in your eye, Joliefan.

  7. Marcia says:

    I think he could make a visit back to OLTL once in a while, but I really think he should stay with GH.

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    susan M. replied

    DITTO!

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  8. su0000 says:

    Michael belongs on GH .. He has started a new life/career there..
    With OLTL he was not used very much, just the same old crap for him year after year, he never grew on OL .. He’d only end up being Nat’s and the Buchanan’s underdog..
    With GH Michael has grown into an awesome John!!
    He is now a GH Star!! and LOVED!!

    He is a star on GH.. And he never was a star in OLTL, he was just John nothing special but on GH he rocks!!!!

    Selfish people think of what they want and not what ME would want, and I feel he loves the’ new him ‘ on GH ..He has found his path , he has arrived on GH ..

    Long Live M. Easton on GH his new home. !

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    aria replied

    good point.

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    erin replied

    This is so true. All you have to do is look at his appearance on OL the past couple of years. He did not look healthy or happy – rather that the show/role was killing him and he was wasting away.

    On GH he looks magnificent – healthy, happy, alive. Clearly everything about the move to CA, the show, the co-stars and the storyline appeal to him. No wonder he has ‘no plans to return to OL’. Why would he want to? Allow him to shine on GH – it will be good for the show and good for him!

    Kymberleigh replied

    They all looked miserable the last few years on ABC, it was horrible there, but now it is not being done by them, all the actors are saying how nice it is there so he would not be wasting away, Prospect Park let those characters go on GH because they were still working on reviving the soaps with the stipulation that when they were up and running they would come to OLTL and abc agreed (KA was never going to go back full time but said up for every once in awhile & RH was not announced because they suspended production while working on getting the right backers)
    But ME was signed to do it. It would be nice if they were able to go between both, I know that would probably be a logistics nightmare. End result I want what the actor wants because that is who is important in this messed up equation.

    Joliefan forever replied

    @ Erin you do realize that, they had him playing a man on the edge after “Losing” the son he thought he had and losing the love of his life, John went on a Downward spiral with Alcohol , And before that all the Crap with YUCKY and her losing their child etc. Second he was SENT TO LA and GH because PP wanted to keep him, RH ,and KA working while they finalized everything for OLTL so they could have them come back and play them PIVOTAL characters IT WAS UR PRECIOUS ABC THAT DID NOT ABIDE BY THE CONTRACT WITH PP FOR THESE CHARACTERS!, “Todd;s” story line ((from the OLTL point of view and that is the one that matters)) is not over, John and Natalie’s Story line was just beginning, Starr is the only one who actually ended her story line and moved to LA with Cole and Hope. The things you GH fans grasp to is kinda funny! You actually thought that he looked like that because the show was “killing” him? OMG!!!

    Joanna replied

    What show were you watcing Michael was a top player on OLTL. John Mcbain had one big story after another. On GH he has been boring and has no direction, no family and no ties. And he seems like a jerk leaving HIS SON LIAM and not seeing him for 8 months.

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    Gentry Ashmore replied

    DITTO!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Double Ditto!!! :)

    ces replied

    totally agree with you Su.

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    susan M. replied

    I have mixed feelings on this situation! Visit Llanview but stay on GH ..

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    Joliefan forever replied

    BOY su0000 you got some effen nerve! So when did you become ME’s Agent? Or better yet his confidant? Do you talk to him on a Daily basis? My guess would be NO to all questions….Michael Easton is and always was a MAIN PLAYER on OLTL so you can take your NON KNOWLEDGE self and shove off! There were plenty of times during the 10 + years on OLTL that if he was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo unhappy and bored that he could have said No thank you to OLTL and walked away, BUT SURPRISE he didn’t did he?? I love how you gh fans know exactly what these actors whom you have never met are thinking and what they want! John has been in some of the best S/L’s OLTL ever told, The execution S/L, Him taking Cole under his wing like a Son, The Horrific Car accident for which he was in Contract negotiations with OLTL again he could have easily walked away! How many times he saved Todd, Just to name a few. He found his Path? Oh so I suppose OLTL hindered him from finding his path for 10 + years! Really su0000 just stop posting cause the more you post the more your stupidity and lack of Knowledge of both ME and his character of John McBain shows!

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    Pen replied

    You do realize that you’re coming off as a total and unhinged lunatic, don’t you?

    Aria replied

    Joliefan forever if there’s anyone who sounds out of their rockers, it’s you! What are u on ?cause u sound cray cray! Look, take hour pill, chil because no matter what we want its now up to ME and where he wants to work and play who ever he ends up playing. You just make no sense with your argument. You sound cray cray n more cray cray.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ah More comments from Aria! You should be proud your a GH fan and you got something Right! Bravo to you! Now I will tell you what you got right, Are you paying attention? Michael is the only one that can make that decision…..All you ppl see is Caleb and Livvie, I see a Man that is a first time dad, not being able to spend as much time with his little girl as he would like because Taping for a Soap on a Network is extremely Hectic and the actors barely get any time off to spend quality time with their loved ones…..Do you know how many Daytime actors have missed out on so much of their children’s life because of the hecticness of doing that job? A job that is for OUR ENTERTAINMENT! You’s should be happy for him that he is given this opportunity with PP to do what he loves and still be there to watch his little girl grow up and be able to spend time with his wife…..Or doesn’t that matter to you GH fans? From the posts on here and other sites my guess would be NO! Because it is all about you GH fans isn’t it? Maybe Michael wants to a part of this New Medium He did sign up the first time and has made statements that If PP was able to bring back the show he would like to be a part of it, But that doesn’t matter either, because ABC & GH OWN HIM which some of you GH fans said that, Now that is Crazy, Slavery was abolished By President Lincoln!
    You keep saying he has to do what is best for his family….As long as that means he stays on GH, Because I guess, Fame and Money are more important then being a dad to his little girl and a Husband to his wife! But OLTL fans are selfish! You’s try to use this statement as proof of how much he wants to be on GH, Yet there is nothing saying that, All his Statement says is he does not know when he going back to work but he is ENJOYING all the TIME he is getting to spend with his daughter, His statement was not Depressed or Dark like some of you GH like to believe it is…..The man is not Financially suffering, He is enjoying spending time with his family!
    None of us knows what is going on inside his head ALL THO MOST GH FANS SEEM TO THINK THEY DO! No one knows what is going on behind the scenes…… But PP has a heck of a lot more to offer Michael that ABC can not match! And you GH fans might not like the way this ends!

  9. Cheryl says:

    I want nothing more than to have John back in Llanview with his son, Liam and Natalie. They belong together. Whether that means Michael stays on in the role he created or they recast the role. I want nothing but the best for Michael Easton! I adore him(and his little girl is just the cutest little girl ever)! The character of John belongs on One Life to Live! One life to live fans deserve to have THEIR characters back!

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    KateK replied

    You said what you want, what about what Michael Easton wants? It is his life, ya know? BTW the character of John was hardly used on OLTL, on GH he has become a star. Why would he want to do an online show when he can be on tv? Thats why most of the OLTL cast didnt sign back on.

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    Joanna replied

    She said she wants John back on OLTL, she didn’t say it had to be ME. And once again did you actually watch OLTL ME was always in the top 3 on appearances. And had many stories centered around him. On GH he seems more like wallpaper. And actually a majority of the major players have already signed on to OLTL including ES, JVD, RSW, HBS, KD, MA, FL and RS. And AMC have most of their big names back. By the way I wouldn’t put PP down GH fans might need them when ABC finds a cheaper replacement.

    Cheryl replied

    Are you serious with this response? “John was hardly used on OLTL?” Ridiculous! Of course he was used! Michael’s episode count as John McBain were among the HIGHEST! As for what I originally said , go back and re read it! I adore Michael Easton and will support him on WHATEVER he chooses to do, but the CHARACTER he portrays belongs on OLTL! I have no problem with Michael on GH, but make him a NEW character. None if this would be happening right now IF that had happened from the get go! This is on ABC , by trying to bait the OL fans into watching GH(to save GH) by bringing 3 of THEIR characters over to GH! You can ignore that or not, but it is FACT!!

    boes replied

    You’re kidding, right? Most of the OLTL cast DID sign back on.
    One Life to Live Cast List:
    Melissa Archer (Natalie Buchanan Banks)
    Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramer)
    Jerry verDorn (Clint Buchanan)
    Robert Gorrie (Matthew Buchanan)
    Laura Harrier (Destiny Evans)
    Josh Kelly (Cutter Wentworth)
    Florencia Lozano (Tea Delgado)
    Kelley Missal (Danielle Manning)
    Erika Slezak (Victoria ‘Viki’ Lord Buchanan)
    Hillary B. Smith (Nora Buchanan)
    Robin Strasser (Dorian Lord)
    Andrew Trischitta (Jack Manning)
    Tuc Watkins (David Vickers)
    Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)

    Most of the ones who didn’t had more than run their time on the show and others had moved on to different projects. You have every right to be unbalanced about the issue but that doesn’t mean you can make incorrect blanket statements and go uncorrected.

    Easton can do what he wants. But he doesn’t own the character he plays. Frankly, I think he’s been much better on GH than he was on OLTL and hope he stays there. But he doesn’t have the right to keep the character, and neither does GH without PP’s approval.
    Easton is pretty lucky. He has two shows that seem to want him, while other actors go begging.

    Joliefan forever replied

    How do you know what ME wants? OH that’s right I forgot the ABC Spokesman said so, Funny if he is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy being on GH and does NOT want to go back to OLTL why didn’t ABC let him say it? Why did they tell the actors not to speak to the Media but then “Make statements for them” Smarten up this is all ABC pulling their same sneaky shady s**t they always do! He was hardly used on OLTL huh? Really?? Let’s see he is the Chief Of Detectives for LVPD he is also the Owner of Rodi’s, He has family that lives there, His son and Future WIFE lives there, His friends are there, Ya know what at least be informed before saying such silly things!!!
    BTW MRS TOOT GH’S HORN ME WAS A STAR LONG BEFORE GH SWEETHEART!
    Why would he want to do an Online show, Maybe to be a part of something extremely huge, Do you know how many ppl watch “TV shows” online or flat out watch ONLINE SHOWS???? Sooner or later all Soaps will be on this new Medium. Maybe he would like to be able to spend more time with his family something he will not be able to do doing a show on a network with a VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE! With PP he will get at least a week to 2 weeks off to spend with his family every month that is something neither ABC nor GH can Match! BTW ME signed up the first time to go with PP and made comments about signing up again. So you know all the Cast members from OLTL huh? Funny, Erica ((Viki)), Jerry ((Clint)), Hillary ((Nora)), Robert ((BO)), Kassie ((Blair)), Flo ((Tea)), Kelli ((Danni)), Andrew ((Jack)), Tuc ((David)), Patrick ((Little Sam)), Shawn, Vimal , Rama, And Cutter and they have yet to announce more signings so please really……

    Joanna replied

    You are right John MCBain belongs on and is needed on OLTL.

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    Tali replied

    Thank you Cheryl – Totally Agree!!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Ditto!

  10. Bruce says:

    I would like him to come back to OLTL full time if possible but if that can’t happen then i’d like to see him come back for a visit to finish up some loose ends there with Natalie before heading back to Port Charles on GH! I like what he said on FB and the picture is cute!

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  11. Rose says:

    John needs to be back with Natalie and Liam. The build up was way to intense to not let it carry on..the chemistry between John and Natalie so tangable…John come home. :-)

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    Joanna replied

    I agree he needs to come back to his son and the woman he has loved for the last 10 years Natalie.

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    susan M. replied

    They are on the outs again!

    Joliefan forever replied

    BRAVO! Completely agree!!!!

  12. Judith says:

    Looking forward to seeing him back on GH. I think he’s a better fit with the GH cast. I so love the undeniable chemistry between him and Kelly Monaco. They sizzle. I could never see his “John” with Melissa Archer’s “Natalie”. Just not a good fit. There was no spark, so sizzle, kinda boring actually. Was so happy when the writers began to pair him with Kelly.

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    Moviegal replied

    I agree, Judith. It’s time for both McBain and Sam to move forward in their lives – I see no reason for him to return to OLTL, especially since he doesn’t want to go. That hot, hot, hot chemistry he has with Sam is palpable – and I think he’s really been delightful on GH – he fits in so well with the rest of the cast there.

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    Joanna replied

    If he wants to stay than they can create a new character for GH. And sorry him and KM just bore me to tears. John had more spark when Tea was in town and with Lucy than he has with Sam. I find myself ff through John and Sam scenes!

    Joliefan forever replied

    Joanna Great post!!!!!!! PPL that want to see him and KM can watch Port Charles over and over on Youtube!

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    erin replied

    People who want to see John & Natalie (aka Jokie) can watch them over and over on YT. They are over!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Nah that’s ok I can and WILL watch them on OLTL, raising their son and Planning their wedding!

  13. sand says:

    He needs to go back to OLTL it is a kick in the teeth to his former cast mates that he isn’t back there already, He’s not really integrated into GH in the same way as OLTL

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    KateK replied

    What about all the other actors who didn’t sign back on, are they screwing over their castmasts as well? Michael Easton owes the fans nothing,. BTW he is way better on GH.

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    Cheryl replied

    What other actors are you referring to? 90 percent of the OLTL cast are the ORIGINAL actors!! Reading is fundamental!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    LMFAO @ Reading is Fundamental!

    Joanna replied

    Without Bo John is not as likable.

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    Jen replied

    Michael was one of the first to sign with PP a year ago. You can’t fault him for moving forward with his life. He’s moved out to Cali with his family now. I’m ecstatic that OLTL is being brought back but it’s a year to late for Michael.

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    Joanna replied

    I’m fine with Michael moving on, but John needs to be recast than and return to Llanview.

    Joliefan forever replied

    Who are all you ppl to actually give answers for Michael!? None of you’s know him personally and most don’t know anything or very very little about his character because they never watched OLTL but RUN their mouths like they are some kind of Authority oh him and his Character and what he wants to do!

  14. erin says:

    Want Michael on GH as #McBain. Let Liam belong to Brody and Natalie and call it a day. He fits so much better and there is so much more potential for him on GH – bigger canvas, new characters interactions, network TV show, chemistry with Kelly Monaco (which is off the charts), and excellent EP and HW who know his talent and style. It would be a major step backwards and a complete waste of his ability and popularity to be on a 30 min online soap, 4 days a week with 5 week arcs. Just typing that last sentence shows how ridiculous it is for him (or anyone) to even consider it. Prospect Park has mangled the strategic decisions and PR on the Easton issue and given themselves black eye in the minds of his and GH fans. Does not bode well for how Prospect Park will treat the actors who have already signed up or their ability to really make the reboot successful. They look amateurish.

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    Joanna replied

    Oh so OLTL just needs to bow down to GH I don’t think so. LIAM IS JOHN’S SON and why should that change for GH. ABC kicked OLTL fans in the teeth enough and trying to steal one of OLTL’s characters is going one step to far. And to be honest I have not seen much potential for John on gh he seems rather aimless to me. On OLTL we got to know his brother, mother, sister in law, cousin an even his father. On GH he is like a jerky nomad who up a abondons his son.
    And in my view PP is doing an amaing job just look at the new photo shoot and listen to the excited stars. And PP has EVERY RIGHT TO WANT TO KEEP THE CHARACTERS THEY PAID FOR!

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    Gillian replied

    Joanna, I know you are invested in the character of John but I am more invested in the Actor. PP is keeping this man from earning a living, taking away his livelihood. I read elsewhere that a sticking point is PP insisting that the actors pay their airfare to work on OLTL. That has nothing to do with ABC and is all PP. They are hurting real people, with real families to support. I get that you love John, Natalie, Liam. You want the character on OLTL and only OLTL. You blame ABC. Right now, it is PP who is hurting this actor. This actor who is trying to earn a living. PP isn’t allowing him to play another character on GH. PP is insisting he not work at all. That is not cool

    Joanna replied

    Gillian this is once again on ABC because they can just make him a new character. I wan he best for OLTL and that includes having their best character.

    Susan replied

    Michael Easton belongs on GH! LUV ME on GH! It has been very obvious who is at fault for this mess and it is PP. It was PP that announced in Nov 2011 that they would NOT be able to bring OLTL/AMC online. In that statement it was very clear done deal was NOT going to happen. The reason these three actors came on GH as the same characters from OLTL was a tribute to that soap and fans of OLTL.( FV said this in an interview.) I think all of us should realize it would have been way easier to bring them all on as new characters. It is now 2013 and PP is all of the sudden bringing these soaps online and wants the characters back. Then forces Michael Easton off GH. That is rediculous and unfair to the actors and viewers of GH. Michael Easton moved his family to CA. People need to understand the online OLTL is going to be taped in CT. That is where the set is. NO way should ME have to go back and forth. If GH has to change Michael Easton’s character that is what they need to do. If in fact PP wants the character back that bad then why did they force Michael Easton off the GH set? I think that speaks volumes about PP. What a beautiful picture of him and his daughter. I really hope to hear soon that Michael Easton has returned to the set of GH.

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    Joanna replied

    Actually PP always said they were going to try to get OLTL and AMC back. They loaned those characters to GH to keep the show in peoples minds with the understanding as soon as they were able to get up and running they would get their characters back. And to be honest it appears Roger is doing both shows, and the way they tape its not that bad for te actors. Also CT is only a train ride from NY or a short car ride. Thorston Kaye seems to have no problem with it. Also PP is not forcing ME to do anything they just won’t let GH use their character anymore.

    Susan replied

    NO Joanna you are WRONG I read the statement put out by PP November 2011 and also read all of the backlash from soap fans that read it. So obviously PP was very clear it was a done deal wasn’t going to happen. What I find WAY out of line is YOU are MAKING things up. NEVER was their a statement by PP that the reason they loaned these characters to GH was to keep OLTL in peoples minds while PP got it together to bring OLTL online. PURE NONSENSE! For ANYONE that has a BRAIN there is NO way GH NOR the actor would PUT themselves in that situation. YOU state PP is NOT forcing ME to do anything REALLY having the actor FORCED off the GH set tells anyone with common sense that PP is MAKING it difficult for GH to change ME’s character. The worst thing about this is GH and all three actors involved were trying to do SOMETHING respectful in honor of OLTL and the fans that watched it by keeping the actors the same characters they were on OLTL. THEY ONLY did this becuase OLTL WAS CANCELLED and PP BAILED ON BRINGING IT ON LINE! GET IT! IT would have been SO much easier for the actors and GH to just BRING all three on as NEW characters!!!! NOW SOME of you OLTL viewers want to bash anything a GH viewer has to say or bash GH. Then to expect or EVEN think that doing a crossover should be NO big deal for the actor ARE YOU serious? GH IS located IN CA this online thing is in CT. LET ME BE clear ONCE again CA WEST COAST CT EAST COAST. SOME and I dare say SOME of these posters need to step back and realize PP needs viewers and we shall see what happens next if PP continues in the direction they have been going. Forcing an actor out of work and off the set NOPE don’t believe that will bring viewers. YOU stated PP only wants character back so TELL us what is your spin on that one. NEVERMIND all of us that have common sense KNOW why PP did that.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Susan you need to slow your roll~! YOU are the one that needs to learn to read it was REPORTED that even tho PP was not able to Get everything done MAINLY the Guilds contracts and backing fell threw due to no fault of their own! YOU ARE THE ONE THAT MAKES STUFF UP TO JUSTIFY ABC DOING WHAT THEY ARE DOING! IF YOU ACTUALLY KNEW HOW TO READ YOU WOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS ALL HAPPENING BECAUSE OF ABC!!!
    FOR YOU TO THINK THAT ABC & GH WOULD NOT PUT THEMSELVES INTO A SITUATION LIKE THAT, THEN I HAVE ONE THING TO SAY TO YOU! WILL YOU BE MY POSTER CHILD FOR LITTLE BLIND ABC SHEEP?? ABC DID WHAT THEY WANTED TO DO AND NOW THEY ARE BACKED IN TO A CORNER AND DON’T HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON!
    You are the funniest kind of poster a misinformed, uniformed Blind little Sheep that makes comments they can’t back up, Questions are put up to you’s and WOW BIG SHOCK THERE IS SILENCE! Open your eyes, Take off the Blinders little Sheep, Get rid of your entitlement feeling and get some common sense Before going after someone with your “Logic”
    FOR THE LAST TIME ABC NOT FOLLOWING THE CONTRACT WITH PP IS WHAT CAUSED THESE ACTORS OF THE SET……Smarten UP!

    Rita replied

    Erin, ABC dropped the ball when they cancelled OLTL, then PP fumbled the ball when they couldn’t get everything put together in such a short time. I didn’t see the contract between ABC and PP about the 3 characters coming to GH, so don’t really know who to blame for what is happening right now. I feel bad for the 3 actors, because they just want to work and make a living. Actors can be replaced, and it is done all of the time, but the characters need to stay with the shows that they were created for!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Tali! I agree! Michael is an awesome Actor…..And your right this entire mess is all on ABC. What really aggravates me is the Entitlement Attitude that GH fans have! And then to have the nerve to call OLTL fans Selfish because we want the Character of John McBain back ((Preferably for me with ME)) but that Decision is up to him and him alone! His post sounds like he is enjoying spending time with his daughter, she is the only child he has, I find it very Selfish of GH fans to want him to go back to the Extremely hectic Schedule that GH and ALL network soaps have, Instead of being happy for him to be given the Opportunity to keep doing what he loves and still be able to see his daughter grow up and spend quality time with her and his wife! See they don’t think of that do they? NO because just like Good Little Blind ABC Sheep all they see is what they want…….
    If ABC’S Contracts with these 3 were on the up and up and did not Violate the Contract with PP this would not be going on because PP would not have a legal leg to stand on …..

    Susan replied

    Joliefan Forever It is clear by your attacks on my comments and others that you and your friend Joanna are only on here to bash people. Your rantings go from one extreme to another. It was pure nonsense the way you were contradicting yourself and it was a complete waste of time to respond to you or Joanna. That is why I didn’t respond. There is NO need to go back and forth,you believe what you believe. It is also very apparent you think everybody else doesn’t know what they are talking about. There is one thing all of us have in common on this board we “LUV” soaps. One thing the majority of soap fans are loyal don’t get them angry or you shall see what happens. We all saw what happened to the replacement shows on ABC. Bottom line I think it is clear that it is a BIG mistake to order an actor off set and not allow him to work. Those actions SPEAK volumes about PP. How we got here is really irrelevant in the big picture and who’s fault. Bottom line this will NOT bring PP viewers if they continue to not allow these actors to work at GH. Clearly if PP wanted their characters ONLY back PP would NOT have taken legal action put these actors out of work. Slice it dice it however you want yell on who’s fault it is but if this legal action is NOT lifted ASAP to let these actors return to work. We shall see how this turns out for PP.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Get off the Innocent Act Susan you are the one that attacked Joanna…..”NO Joanna you are WRONG”…..Look ^^^^^^^ about 6 posts and Read YOUR Ignorant Attacking Post to Joanna! Which is what you GH fans do When FACTS that yous can not disprove are put up in your face! All the facts that have been PUT UP IN YOUR FACES not once have ANY OF YOU’S Countered it with FACTS! Wanna know why because you have none all you have is this entitlement feeling because your Network has lied to you and them 3 actors from the get go. And not being able to see and understand logic just shows what kinds of minds we are dealing with…..I have not once Contradicted my Self because, Myself and Other OLTL fans have to constantly repeat the same FACTS over and over again, all you’s do is try to spin the FACTS to your liking, it does not work that way! Funny chick What I believe are FACTS KNOWN FACTS……You talk all this shit about PP YET ABC is the one that caused all of this, PP Is Legally IN THE RIGHT, Something else you GH fans don’t seem to grasp! Here is something else you GH fans don’t know THERE IS A CONTRACT BETWEEN ABC AND PP for the characters and obviously for the actors otherwise PP would NEVER EVER Legally been able to say that them 3 could not tape after the 8th and ABC’s lawyers would have had that squashed in a Heart beat! COMMON SENSE SUSAN, ABC did not abide by the contract and now the actors are on “vacation”….Bottom Line is ABC caused all of this regardless if you wanna say it out loud……I don’t get where you think you Gh fans have some kind of power over the outcome of OLTL here’s a clue hunny you guys don’t! OLTL has a VERY VERY LARGE FAN BASE and Here is something else for you to chew on A LOT OF AMC fans are also OLTL fans, SO I really don’t think some fans from GH is going to make or break the shows!……

  15. Laura says:

    I wait with baited breath each day to hear when Michael Easton & John. McBam are the perfect couple on GH and the best one to come on in years. Kelly Monaco & Michael Easton have the type of chemistry you don’t find very often.

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  16. Patty says:

    McBain has been fabulous on GH. I think there’s “more work” for him in Port Charles vs. Llanview, but I think he will need to go back and forth between the two and arrive in Llanview now & then. It would be nice if he could do both. I’m worried that not many cast members are listed for OLTL.
    Michael has done a wonderful job recreating Caleb. Do you think Caleb will take “John’s” place in Port Charles and the “real John” will go back to Llanview. OLTL has no claims on Caleb!
    Michael words were very heart-warming. It was a beautiful sentiment along with a beautiful picture. You can’t help but know that Michael is a good man!

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  17. Lin says:

    I can see Starr going back and forth. Visiting PC but living in Llanview or visa versa. I’d actually like to see her lving in PC and visiting Llanview. I defi. like Todd better in PC. He’s funnier there and I’m sick of T. and B. But I hope Michael will be given a large role in OLTL. I Vampire story line, while not his fault, is horrible. But it’s not fair that he’s not allowed to work on GH and OLTL hasn’t started production. I think they should have been allowed to stay until OL begins production. I think PP should have to pay them for the time they are not working.

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    Joliefan forever replied

    How do you know their not?? You have no idea what is going on behind the scenes none of us do….

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    Lin replied

    When you say, “how do i know they are not?” I am not sure which part of my post you are referring to. If you are referring to -how do I know that Prospect Park is not paying them?- Michael Easton posted this on his page: “THANK YOU…
    …your kind words of support mean the world to me. No word yet on when we might return to work but the fridge is stocked, the bills are paid, and I get to spend lots of precious time with my little girl.” When he says this, I have to assume he is not being paid.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Gee LIN let’s look at what you said Michael Said……. “THE FRIDGE IS STOCKED, BILLS ARE PAID, AND I GET TO SPEND LOTS OF PRECIOUS TIME WIT MT LITTLE GIRL” Where in that does he say that he is not getting paid? You know what they say about ASSuming something right???
    BTW Getting to spend LOTS OR PRECIOUS TIME with his daughter I bet is going to be very appealing to Him when it comes to PP and the WAY LESS HECTIC SCHEDULE something ABC can’t match!

  18. Joanna says:

    As much as I like Michael Easton if he decides to stay on GH he has to do it as another character. John McBain belongs to OLTL! The character of John belongs with his family Natalie and Liam. Plus his good friends Bo, Nora, Blair, Tea and even David. So far I’m very impressed at the returning cast of OLTL and AMC and would love Michael to come home to Llanview as John just like Thorston Kaye is going back to pinevalley. But if he decided not to than lets get a really good recast of John. But I will say this not even Michael can keep me watching GH. I have gone from watching everyday to maybe one or two times a week and I’m not sure how long I will even do that.

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    erin replied

    Bye-bye Joanna…we won’t miss ya. GH really only needs GH fans: welcoming the new while honoring the traditions of the past. Seems like you are the loudest (and lone) voice for OL/PP. Enjoy your 30 min web soap 4x a week. Keep the McBain character since he seems to be a obsessive focus for you…it won’t be anything w/o Easton and thankfully he won’t have to endure the torture that was Jokie.

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    Joanna replied

    Well Erin I guess GH can afford to lose fans, if that trend continues trust me with how rxpensive the show is to produce it will be ABC that says bye-bye to GH. And actually I want OLTL to have all 3 of their characters back and away from the mess GH has made of them. But this convo happened to be about ME which is why he was the main focus. And I love ME but he is a 46 year old actor and I’m sure PP can cast a new John with some fresh blood that will pull fans in. Its sad that GH fans feel the only way there show can be any good is by keeping characters that belong to another show. Esp when GH already has their own great characters. Also look at all the relies there are many here who are supporting PP.

    Dawn replied

    She’s hardly the only voice. I love Michael Easton. I’ve followed him since his time on Days of Our Lives. I have quit watching GH because I can’t watch the character destroyed anymore. I fell in love with John on OLTL and he isn’t remotely the same character. If Michael wants to stay on GH then I want him to be able to do that, but as another character because he’s really playing another character already. John McBain belongs on OLTL.

    Joliefan forever replied

    Ya know Erin you are AWFULLY Cocky for someone who’s show was SAVED BECAUSE OF OLTL Fans watching that CRAPPY SHOW!
    That’s right we will enjoy watching our 30 minute NO COMMERCIALS One Life To Live 5 days a week til it gets picked up by a Network and their a few that are all ready interested Mrs Know so Much! OH and by the way Erin your show is only a Half hour long as their are a half hour of commercials so keep getting cocky it is so fun to watch you little Blind ABC Sheep, Just blindly going with whatever ABC says! He won’t have to endure Jokie? Boy that is really funny since in 10 + years he had many opportunities to “free himself from that hell & Torture known as Jolie” and yet HE DECIDED TO STAY, Hmmmm what does that say? That you like so many other GH fans think you know so much when you actually know very little!!!
    Welcoming the new while Honoring the Traditions of the past? OK so it is Tradition for you fans to FOCUS ALL YOUR ATTENTION ON 3 CHARACTERS THAT DON’T BELONG TO YOU AND IGNORING TALENT LIKE GENIE FRANCIS, JOHN STAMOS, RICK SPRINGFIELD……GMAFB! Let me tell you something she is NOT THE LONE VOICE AND SHE AIN’T THE LOUDEST HUNNY! Never under estimate the Power of the Fans of OLTL you all ready have seen when we want something we GET IT!

    Tali replied

    Joanna you keep posting because I totally agree with 99% of what you are saying. I love OLTL and Michael Easton and watched GH in the day, but its been boring and only started watching again because OL characters and that didn’t last long – BORRRRRIng. You GH fans can have Michael Easton, but I too want John McBain in Llanview!

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    Joanna replied

    Thank you Tali and I agree with everything you wrote.

    Shawna replied

    I disagree that the OLTL characters and fans saved General Hospital and you have nothing to back up that statement unless it’s just your opinion but you stated it as FACT!! That’s some crazy thinking…the ratings have been increasing but have taken their biggest jump long after the OLTL characters joined and the show has had an influx of returning veterans, better writing and turned into an ensemble. As a GH fan, I will be the first to admit it was in poor condition before Ron and Frank too over. I don’t believe OLTL fans or actors saved GH. I believe the collaborative efforts to revive the history of the show and mix new blood in with the old has brought up viewership. It’s only what I believe not what I know or can state as FACT.
    Joliefan forever ~ you attack Erin but were you one of the fans pushing GH to hire Melissa Archer and bring her over to GH a year ago when PP’s venture with OLTL was dead in the water? You see it’s funny because so many of you OLTL fans seem entitled to me but you don’t own Michael Easton and ABC has him under contract. He has made no statement as to his preference but his sentiments on facebook do seem to favor him wanting to stay on General Hospital. I don’t think this is about power of fanbases but you talk about OLTL’s as if you are the Great and Poiwerful Oz and that is funny to me because the network and PP doesn’t care about you…they care about making money ~ the bottom line is business. I hope Michael Easton stays on GH and I would like him to stay as John but I loved him as Caleb and his chemistry with Kelly Monaco of which there is an abundance so I will take him in any role GH decides to create. As far as Jolie…you can have them but 1/2 of them will probably have a new face. JMO ~ could you tone it down and be a little nicer.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Sorry Shawna Wasn’t me I don’t watch GH, So why would I want MA to go to a Show I don’t watch?? Sorry Chick the only ones that FEEL ENTITLED TO ME is GH fans WE OLTL FANS WANT JOHN MCBAIN BACK I KNOW IT’S HARD FOR GH FANS TO DISTINGUISH THAT FACT that ME and John Mabain are different see since one is an actual person and the other is a CHARACTER! It’s so funny how you GH fans think that everything Michael says is directed to JUST GH FANS like ME has no other fans at all except GH FANS! MY DON’T WE THINK HIGHLY OF OURSELVES! SEEMS TO BE SAYING IS NOT SAYING IS IT! Anyone can read anything in to anything, I have not read anything from ME saying, Insinuating, Confirming or anything else about him wanting to stay on GH GEE ya wanna know why Because ABC has Banned the actors from speaking to the media, Didn’t ya find it weird that they have not said anything except for being shocked about what is going on, sounds to me like they were lied to and since they are “contracted” to ABC, ABC is the one that lied to them NOT PP! PP doesn’t care about the OLTL fans?? WOW this coming from yet another Little Blind ABC Sheep who believes that ABC is some stand up Network , and HAVE PROVEN that they care nothing about the DAYTIME FANS and when they find a cheaper show than yours to Produce SAY BUH BYE TO GH! I could tone it down but Sorry I have a VERY LOW TOLERANCE for flat out ignorance and uniformed PPL trying to shove their misinformation down the throats of OLTL fans! Even if ME stays on GH he will not be there as JOHN something else you GH fans need to understand that even if all 3 of them go back to GH PP does not have to let them take those characters with them!

    Shawna replied

    You don’t watch GH, You don’t watch GH…Happy Dance!! Thank you Soap Gods!!!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Yea I watch shows that are ACTUALLY GOOD and GH is Definitely not one of them!

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  19. Lynn says:

    Wow reading this i’m like what? John Mcbain was created on OLTL for Micheal Easton to Play on OLTL, the character belongs to OLTL not GH I’ve hated every minute John Mcbain has been on GH’s they made his character so OOC on GH it was almost painful to watch, i quit watching GH made me sad what they did to the OLTL characters……I want them back home to Llanview…..I cant imagine John being played by anyone but ME either

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    Joanna replied

    What she said!

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    Emily replied

    I’m a fan of both OLTL and GH and enjoyed his storylines of John McBain more on OLTL. So far not into any of the s/l that’s been given to him on GH.

    I agree, Lynn and Joanna!:)

    Tali replied

    Yes!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    TRIPLE DITTO!!! :)

    Bpj replied

    Agree 100%

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    Brenda replied

    Totally agree. GH has a lot of good characters to use in the storylines. John needs to go back to OLTL. If ME doesn’t want to do it that is fine but John doesn’t belong on GH.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Nice Brenda! So Refreshing to have someone that understands that John McBain does not mean ME!

  20. Maria says:

    Michael Easton already said via his management that he has no current plans to return to OLTL. So talking about him returning to that show is a moot point. Easton clearly defines “going back to work” as “going back to General Hospital.” I personally prefer him on General Hospital because I think the character of John McBain has livened up and become more interesting as a result of interactions with new characters. I also adore Easton’s chemistry with Kelly Monaco. Regardless of what I prefer though, it is simply unfair for Prospect Park to keep Michael Easton at home when he should be at work and clearly wants to be. I hope he returns to GH soon for his sake and the fans’.

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    Joanna replied

    PP is not stopping ME from working GH can just create a new character for him to play. PP just wants their character John back. Oh and good luck with any character Ron creates, he is not good at doing that.

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    Callie replied

    Yes, they are doing just that. Please do more research. PP won’t allow GH to use him as another character now.

    melissa replied

    I am a gh fan and I agree john belongs to OLTL, plus Ron can’t write, I never thought I would miss Guza but damn looking at the mess Ron has turn gh into I dont know who would want him writing for them! Ron cant write his way out of a paper bag if it can with an arrow pointing : this way out!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Callie you need to do research GH can not USE ME to Play JOHN on GH, RC is the one that is not making a different character for him and please don’t try that oh it takes time crud cause he came up with Vic JR and A very short period of time!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great posts Melissa and Joanna! I completely agree 1000%
    Melissa You hit the nail on the head , RC is most definitely the worst Writer in Daytime! Look how long it took us to find out who Rex’s dad was, The Stacy and the B.O.B ((Bag of Blood)) S/L was Ridiculous….Taking over a Year to reveal the Marty changed Natalie’s results and John is Liam’s father was OMG!! The 2 Todd S/L is the MOST RIDICULOUS STORY EVER WRITTEN! And he takes other shows Story lines and tries to Tweek them just enough to say “Oh look at what I wrote” Connie/Kate D.I.D, Gee I wonder where that came from? The Vampire Story line, GEE I wonder where that came from! The man can not come up with an original idea to save his life!
    JoAnna as usual I completely agree with your post :)

    Debbie replied

    I totally agree with you Joanna! PP is coming across as nothing but bullies! To think I considered watching the reboots but they just lost a TON of viewers with this nonsense!!

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    Joanna replied

    Amen Melissa! I saw the character destruction on OLTL and now am witnessing it again on GH. The man is a horrible writer who is completely full of himself. Most of his stories are half baked and plot point driven, not character driven as a good story should be. He under uses key players and jumps all over story wise. And I do not see PP as bullies I see them as protecting their investment ABC are the bullies who have never had respect for their daytme drama’s.

  21. Jen says:

    I adore Michael Easton. This note the fans was so kind as we’ve been waiting on pins and needles for some kind of news. And to give us reassurance that everything is OK and a picture with his daughter just speaks volumes as to this mans character. I would love nothing more than to have him stay on GH at McBain but if that’s not possible I’ll take him in any role they want. Just keep him on GH! It’s his home now.

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  22. andrew says:

    I think that both shows are being very shortsighted… and should just share the characters which will benefit both shows in the long run especially since OLTL will be shooting in such relatively short schedules.

    PP is probably (understandably) upset because the Llanview Three have been through so much this past year that they may have trouble fitting back into Llanview..

    Fortunately Todd fits in so easily everywhere that he can return without a problem.

    But John has really become an integral part of GH and while I think he should go back to Llanview to do some scenework with Natalie and Clint and everyone else as there’s plenty of drama to be had, ultimately I think there’s too much damage to his relationships for him to remain in Llanview.

    Starr is co-owner of the Haunted Star and is now been said to be going to school in Port Charles.. it will seem like a huge narrative shift to take her back to Llanview. I’d hate to see her recast if KA doesn’t want to go back to the East Coast.. and I’d hate for GH to do loop de loops to find another role for her so that they can keep her.

    It’s a shame that three actors who moved to the west coast for work are now caught in a tug of war for a problem that they didn’t cause but will now have to make the best of.

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    Joanna replied

    Actually PP offered to share its ABC that is the problem.
    And what life has John started in Port Charles? He has no family there and just seems to float around town. And his relationship with Natalie and his son Liam is not ruined he just needs to actually talk to her. It actually would be a good story for PP to do. John fighting to get his family back would be an awesom story.
    As for Starr killing off her family was beyond sick. And having her away from her family with no interaction is heartbreaking. But once again PP can fix these issues also itsnot like soaps don’t resurect characters all the time.

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    Cheryl replied

    What she said!!

    su0000 replied

    It would be very hard to write for 3 shared..
    Starr, Todd, and John have lives and ‘loves’ in GH/Port Charles..

    How could Todd be with Carly on Monday and Thursday and Fridays and with Blair on on Monday and Tuesdays lol .. won’t work..

    Thing is they are no longer John, Starr and John of OL they are now Todd, Starr and John of GH..
    sharing will not work ..

    And why would they want to go to a 30 minute 3 day a week show on the internet when they could be with #1 GH, an established soap on ABC..
    Not to mention the 3 live in CA and it would be very nasty going to the East Coast to film short stints or worse yet to have move back East ..

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    Joanna replied

    OK fine then they stay on GH as new characters!

    Joliefan Forever replied

    You do realize that these ppl lived in NY ya know the East Coast for DECADES Right?
    BTW How could RH be on GH on Monday and OLTL on Mondays?? It’s called proof reading you should try it!

  23. andrew says:

    Also want to add that PP should be grateful that Ron and Frank on GH kept OLTL in the fans minds for the past year. And all of this talk of the show is great free press for them… they literally couldn’t ask for better PR. :)

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    Rita replied

    I agree with you Andrew — both shows are getting PR out of all of this mess. Maybe that is their plan! The fans are the ones that are getting so upset. Both shows are in a better place than they were 2 years ago when they were talking about cancelling both of them. Who knows with ABC, GH could be with PP in a year or so. Hulu has a nice size screen, and I watch GH there when I miss it during the day. It won’t be long now and we will see if PP has kept our show alive, or just the name — I hope the stories will be somewhat like they were before all of this mess.

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    Pen replied

    Trust me, PP isn’t happy about the PR it’s getting from this debacle. Or if they are, they’re completely hopeless morons. From my perspective, they’ve really screwed their own pooch.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    And what Pooch would that be? The mighty GH fans? The same fans whom almost got their show cancelled before the 3 characters from OLTL brought the OLTL fans and Saved your show! You can ignore it or not but facts are facts!!!

  24. yummy says:

    I never paid much attention to John on OLTL, but I adore him on GH. ME is such an endearing and versatile actor I have come to find out. i really hope he’s heading back to GH soon.

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  25. su0000 says:

    John is no exception to a broken marriage with a child..
    In every soap all the families are broken and the children are seldom seen or heard of again until they mature to teen and even then they may never return..
    Liam may become a memory, most do .
    John and Nat are over, he took care of that ended it GH,
    he only wants liam, not Natalie..
    again, all soap couples part and their babies vanish for 20 years ,,

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    Joanna replied

    Well there is Patrick who is a great Dad, sadly GH kills off too many of their children. And on soaps no break up is ever perm. And lets admitt it the way the did it withJohn and Natalie was really dumb. And if GH is such a wonderful show that has miracle powers that even seems to some to make ME look younger (sorry I don’t see it he looks 46) than why did Steve Burton leave and go to YR and why is Julie Bergman leaving.

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    Emily replied

    Steve Burton wanted to move to Nashville and try something different after 25 years of Jason. Julie wanted to try something different after seven and a half years. It happens. Actors want to try new things. Good luck to them. GH has close to three million viewers now. More power to them! They are doing a lot right.

    Dawn replied

    Not the really great ones. They get soras’ed. LOL

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Emily that is what was told to you! Why would an actor who has a HUGE following on a show and played the same character on that show for 25 years SUDDENLY decide to Leave! So he wanted to move to Nashville? But stayed in LA and go to another show in a very short period of time for someone who said one of the reasons why he was leaving GH was because he wanted to spend more time with his family and Then WHAMO he is on Y&R…….Yea there is more to that story! Just like I am sure that there is more to Julie’s story too! Funny how all these Long time actors on GH that had not given a clue that they were unhappy or planning on leaving just up and leave, and all this started when the OLTL characters came over and the GH fan base showed their real colors! HMMMMMM

  26. Scott Paquin says:

    He is a class act!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Yes he is I completely Agree!

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  27. Shawna says:

    I find all these OLTL statements about how GH fans, who have come to love John, Todd, and Starr on GH, have to give them up because they are OLTL characters and belong to OLTL. However, a year ago when Prospect Park faltered all those same OLTL fans were telling GH fans to deal with the OLTL characters that they were happy OLTL was going to live on in some capacity. So, according to OLTL fans it’s all about what is good for them, hell, if this reboot didn’t get off the ground with PP ~ you all would still be talking about brining Melissa Archer to GH. I don’t think OLTL fans have been very fair to GH fans. I was against the OLTL characters coming to GH a year ago but now I love them ~ I love Todd and Carly, I love John and Sam and Starr and Michael. I also love the relationships these characters still have with each other and have developed with others.
    We opened our minds and grew to love the characters and now we are being punished by PP for doing so. I was planning on watching the OLTL and AMC reboots online but not now. I don’t appreciate the way PP has handled this matter. ABC has paid them all year to have these characters on GH ~ it’s not like they were gifted back to ABC. Also, ABC gave them an extension and in return, they are barring what are now GH characters from appearing on the show and disrupting the actor’s lives and the decisions they have made for them and their families. I had no ill will towards PP before but now I can’t stand their tactics and won’t watch anything they put out. I was a GH fan first although I watched OLTL and AMC over the years so with GH is where my loyalty remains. Prospect Park has alienated other GH fans and will continue to do so the longer this drags out. So, good luck to them after all is said and done.
    As far as, Michael Easton ~ I couldn’t stand John McBain on OLTL but I loved Michael Easton as Caleb on Port Charles and Tanner on Days of our Lives. However, even my adoring history with the actor couldn’t get me to watch him stick out like a sore thumb in a town of cowboys and businessmen not to mention that forced relationship with Natalie where there was zero chemistry. It was awful from the get go and he was so limited there. On GH Michael Easton is like a new John McBain, he still sizzles beyond compare with Kelly Monaco and has great chemistry with the other actors. McBain is a cop and GH is crime central of all the soap operas so he fits.
    John McBain on One Life to Live instead of GH is as awkward as Anna Devane on All My Children instead of GH. The kind of character John is fits very well on GH and his best leading lady ever is over there, Kelly Monaco. Michael Easton’s acting especially while he tackles dual roles John/Caleb has been phenomenal, I have loved every minute he is on my screen and could never fast forward him. I love everything about him on GH and fans of John/Sam have been thwarted enough for a year by outside projects like Dancing with the Stars, Steve Burton leaving GH, and now this PP mess. Let’s get this done so John and Sam fans can move on and Michael Easton can return to work at General Hospital.

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    Tali replied

    Hopefully Michael Easton will be back to GH asap but not as John! Sam can have him as someone else. I don’t see the chemistry with KM that so many talk about but I did see it with Melissa Archer. Too each his own. Good Luck to ME on whatever the outcome.

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    Anna replied

    Shawna,,
    You made an absolute EXCELLENT point! Many OLTL fans were very happy John (along with Todd and Starr) came over to GH a year ago because it allowed Llanview to live on during a time when everyone that OLTL was dead and buried. And then when other OLTL characters like Blair and Tea came OLTL fans wanted more of then. There was an uproar from OLTL fans when Kassie Depavia was not given a contract. But it didn’t end there OLTL fans wanted the Tomas story on GH, the wanted Trevor St, John to come over so that the tale of two Todd’s could be told , and course the voice OVER and OVER again that Natalie should be brought over. But now that GH fans have come to accept and love the character (what GH fans were told to do a year ago) OLTL fans are now saying “They are ours so just get over it”. OLTL fans need to be careful if they want this PP launch to be successful. I don’t care how many “new” “younger” actors and actresses PP casts, it doesn’t mean that these newbies will stick with audience. Online viewing is a new medium but it is not just a medium for young people. I watch a lot online and so do alot of people my age but I WILL NOT watch if PP steps on GH in the process. As Shawna wrote it is as if OLTL fans think GH fans are doormats for them to walk all over to get to see what they want to see on screen. Before OLTL ended I was a fan of the show. I watched both OLTL and GH but actually would have said I was more of a OLTL fan then GH but seeing how disrespectful some OLTL fans are being towards GH fans, I now stand as a GH fan FIRST and foremost.

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    Eve replied

    You are so right! Been a fan of both shows for 35 years. These self proclaimed OLTL fans bashing GH fans are proving how nasty and narrow minded they are. One above flat out said she doesn’t care about the real life actor, only the fictional character. What?!? She floods this board as do two others ranting and raving. These “fans” are giving OLTL a bad name. It is insane. I know the internet allows people to hide in the shadows but it would be nice if they would jump into the light and take a good hard look at themselves. Caring more about a fictional character than an actual person who is financially suffering because of this is selfish, callous and something one should be ashamed of. Each of these GH fans are showing more class and compassion than these three obsessed posters combined.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Excuse me Eve, You GH fans should not come on here trying to act like you’s have some ENTITLEMENT to Characters that you don’t own!
    Second Don’t go lumping up everyone in one category here chick! YOU GH FANS NEED TO LEARN TO READ! Us wanting JOHN MCBAIN back is wrong in your eyes? OH WELL PP & OLTL OWN THE RIGHTS TO THAT CHARACTER! SEE it is YOU GH fans that can’t seem to separate Michael Easton from his Character of John McBain, If you’s did you would see that OLTL fans want the character of John McBain If ME decides he wants to Stay on OLTL Great OLTL and the FANS WILL WELCOME HIM HOME WITH OPEN ARMS, If he wants to Stay on GH well there is nothing we can do about it HOWEVER PP does NOT have to let him go back as John, something else you GH fans don’t seem to grasp! You GH fans run all over these boards with your ENTITLEMENT ATTITUDE, making statements for a man you don’t know and are more than likely not a close personal friend of, Making up stuff to justify ABC doing what they did to cause a ll of this! Blaming a Production Company who PAID OUT MILLIONS for the rights to these shows and EVERYTHING that comes with them and go after OLTL fans and think what we should just bow down or something? “THESE FANS” are defending not only OLTL but PP as well, Since you Good Little Blind ABC Sheep like to blame them for everything because you are to BLIND to see what ABC has done and is doing! You show me where ANY of them said they are Financially suffering? Michael sounds like he is enjoying himself and enjoying the time with his little girl……I understand you GH fans want Michael to be laying in bed in his bedroom with the shades drawn so it is dark, crying uncontrollably, Spiting PP for taking him from his “Love” GH! You PPL are ridiculous!! Michael is enjoying spending time with his daughter which he does not get to do much of because of the HECTIC schedule of taping a Soap on a Network they barely get time off! With PP and OLTL he would get at least a week to 2 weeks off every month, I’m sure that will appeal to him too, and I’m sure a move back to the East Coast would be more than worth it to a father that does not get to spend enough time with his daughter!
    You call us Selfish! LET ME TELL YOU WHAT IS SELFISH, SELFISH IS A BUNCH OF FANS THAT WANT HIM TO MISS OUT ON HIS DAUGHTER GROWING UP DUE TO THE HECTIC TAPING SCHEDULE GH HAS, INSTEAD OF BEING HAPPY FOR HIM TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO STILL DO WHAT HE LOVES AND BE ABLE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH HIS ONLY CHILD! THAT IS SELFISH I GUESS YOU’S ARE THE ONES THAT SHOULD TAKE A LONG LOOK AT YOURSELVES!
    You GH fans have no idea what it means to be classy, You act like a Bunch of spoiled rotten Kids that are not getting their way…….

    Shawna replied

    I am amazed at your attitude Joliefan forever and you attacking us GH fans and putting words in our mouths. I am not a blind ABC sheep, I am not someone who does not know the difference between Michael Easton and his character or someone who wants him to sit at home and be depressed. Do you know how to listen or just run your mouth? I donated money to the causes of keeping OLTL and AMC on the air and reversing the decision to cancel them. It’s awful that fans like you make me regret that decision. You want John and Natalie and that’s the only point that you have made over and over and you want John and Natalie at any cost. Also, you are the one putting thoughts out there that you don’t know Michael Easton has about OLTL or GH. You drank the Prospect Park cool aide and you will shout to the heavens that they are the Good Guys and we, GH fans are BAD BAD BAD and so is ABC!! I care nothing about what you have said and you have come across very irrational and angry and in all your ranting there was not one coherent thought that made any sense. I hope you enjoy OLTL when it is on the air and I am so glad you will not be watching General Hospital because it’s fans like you that give Soap fans a bad name.

  28. Carol says:

    I wonder how PP will work with the story lines that GH gave the three OLTL characters. Todd is supposed to have killed Victor, the whole Natalie and John issue and Star losing her family. If the characters have to leave GH and they are recast for OLTL I will be very disapointed and I will miss them. I have come to really enjoy them on GH. I was a long time OLTL fan, it was the one story I never missed but I am not sure I will even be watching it online. It is a cool idea and I do watch some movies online but I do not see myself watching it every day or every few day or even catching up and watching them all at one time. I just find it annoying to watch on the computer and I will not pay to be able to watch it on my tv. Who plans on watching OLTL when it returns online?

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  29. heidi says:

    I am first and foremost a GH fan! Secondly an OLTL fan.

    I hope Michael Easton gets to do whatever is best for he and his family first and foremost!!! If ABC and PP are smart they will work it out and let him do both if that is what he wants to do. I love him on either one or both. I would really like to see him and Anna work together more… but I do love him working with Bo. As for the Natalie and Liam situation… it is not like he didn’t try to see them.

    I would like ME to be able to have a job and make a living for his family and that… in this economy and this time is most important… and for him to be taken away from doing that to be made to work on an internet show that pays much less and is more risky is just not fair for him. Good luck Michael and hope you get back to work ASAP!!! Love you on both shows!!! Except as a vampire… retire the teeth.

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  30. Dinah says:

    Need go back to OLTL

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    DITTO

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  31. Pen says:

    At first glance I thought, ‘Wow, well, there seems to be quite a bit of support for the OLTL side here.’ Then I looked more closely and saw that all of those messages were pretty much coming from one person.

    I’m happy to see the majority agree the character of John McBain works better at GH, because I agree with them. I also agree that it’s nothing new under the soapy sun to have a father estranged from his child (although John never wanted that to happen — that was all down to Natalie and HER father).

    Characters start new lives with new people all the time. I never saw even a fraction of the spark with Natalie that I see with Sam, and it would be almost a crime to let that fall by the wayside. If McBain returned to Llanview, he’d be nothing more than a whipping boy at this point, toeing the company/family line. Bleh. He’d just fade back into the woodwork again.

    Keep the character on GH. Even if they re-cast the part — at this point, McBain and Easton are inextricable in the viewer’s minds. Putting a brand new actor in the part would, I’m afraid, fall kind of flat. If Easton plays him on GH, with phaseout crossovers over 1-2 years, I think it will work.

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    Kris replied

    I totally agree with you.

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    Tali replied

    DISAGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Pen replied

    That’s your prerogative. You’ve made your position very clear. I happen to disagree with you.

  32. Christina says:

    He is one of the only actors from OLTL that has the least ties to Landview. I definitely agree, his character is a lot edgier at GH. You can stay at GH.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Are you serious with that comment? John is the Owner of Rodi’s, He has a Son and a Fiance, Friends, Family, and ppl he considers family, And he is the Chief of Detectives for LVPD!

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  33. jim says:

    We keep hearing PP wants Todd and John for OLTL so what about Starr?

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well Starr’s “S/l” was done on OLTL and she moved to LA with Hope Langston and Markko then Cole showed Up……And you should know the rest….

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    jim replied

    Thats true. Im enjoying her now on gh with Micheal. I just wonder if she would return to OLTL just for a brief visit. I thought they might do a brief story arc with her where Marty, original or recast, shows up, without Patrick, blaming her for the death of Cole and Hope by moving away from Llanview, and Marty is caught and tells Bo that Victor helped her escape when she fled town to avoid arrest for her previous crime and that it was Victor who helped her escape, then have Tea having to defend her man. Thats if they bring back Victor as well.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well there really is no reason for Starr to Return UNLESS they are planning on Bringing back Cole and Hope……Or her mom gets married for the umpteenth time LOL

  34. Diane Visage says:

    he is an awesome actor, both shows would benefit from his talents,,, they have already set the scene of why he is in port charles,,, so I say go with it,,,,he blends wonderfully with the gh cast, alot of chemistry with the fellow actors/actresses,,,, a few visits to llanview here and there, should keep everyone happy i would think,,, stop bein greedy pp and abc,, he is a valuable asset,

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  35. Becky says:

    I say leave all the characters on General Hospital. Most probably won’t be able to watch One Life to Live in it’s new format and it gives them a little bit back of what they lost. Should OLTL become more readily available to the public . . . well then I might change my mind.

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  36. Jessica says:

    John is much more interesting and useful on GH. I don’t see a single reason for him to return top OLTL. I thought Natalie and John were awful together, and who cares about Liam? This is fiction. Clint won’t let him see Liam. The end. I am no fan of Kelly Monaco, but the PCPD is reinvigorated with John, he clicks with everyone he comes into contact with, and I can see John/Luke, John/Tracy, John/Sonny, John/Helena, John/Duke and John/Anna stories going on for a while.

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  37. Cindy says:

    I would watch Michael Easton on any screen. He is an awesome actor/person. But, if I had to choose where I would prefer he go…it would be GH. Why would you go back to Prospect Park/online thirty minute program, when you can be seen on a one hour TV program.

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  38. Stacey Boone says:

    I love him on gh and I want him paired with Kelly Monaco

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    Tali replied

    I love him oh OLTL and I want him paired with Melissa Archer

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    DITTO! TALI!!!

  39. Jan says:

    I would love to see Michael continue on GH. He seems to fit comfortably with the cast, characters and story lines. I have enjoyed him much more on GH than I ever did on OLTL.

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  40. jim says:

    Geez, when OLTL was canceled most fans were happy to see favorites like John, Todd, and Starr make a comeback to daytime on GH and they were just fine but all of thats change now that OLTL is back? Many unfamiliar faces joined GH over the years and for me seeing John, Todd, and Star show up in PC was a lot easier to connect with then trying to get used to
    completely new characters. If OLTL can go on without other charcters it can go on without John or replace the actor if M.E. doesnt want to do it if John is really needed. I see no reason why John cant go back and forth and do both shows but that would be up to GH and OLTL plus the actor as well. Whatever the outcome ill be glad when the mess is over.

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  41. Mati weber says:

    I think he should stay at GH. He has a following. He plays the part of John really great. I think Sam’s character and his character will become a big love interest. The fans are into them being a couple. Oltl I am sure will be able to recast. Keep your fingers crossed fans.

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  42. k/kay says:

    Houston we have a problem! Lol How in the world are you going to fix this one stop and think about this do you want to do a job in Connenticut in a warehouse or sunny LA in a studio. Just kidding ME does not sound like he wants to resurect anything back in the warehouse. Too bad but who could have seen this coming if PP recasts are the OLTL going to accept it. Will miss him!

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    Tali replied

    Recast – and ME can be someone else on GH! I’m a OLTL fan first then GH.

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  43. Marha May says:

    I would really like for him to return to OLTL but whatever he does, I still think he is awesome.

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  44. Leslie says:

    All three should have never came to GH to begin with. GH characters were wrote ooc for them. I want to see GH characters especially with the uncertainly of soaps lasting on tv. Let Michael Easton go home to oltl. FV and RC need to fight this hard to keep the actors that are leaving GH and let go of their pet livers.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Leslie!!!!!

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  45. pamela eboli says:

    I would like to see him come back to One Life to Live and go back with Natalie and Liam. GOOD LUCK

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    Tali replied

    Me too Pam!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I agree 1000%

  46. Feismom says:

    I love Michael no matter which show he’s on, I’ve been a fan since PC. I do think GH has been greatly improved with the addition of the OLTL characters and writers. The best case scenario would be if ABC would agree to share the characters. Even if John just goes back to OLTL to wrap up the Liam/Natalie issue and maybe makes an appearance occasionally would be fine with me. And to the person who won’t watch the reboots, REALLY? Soap fans have fought so hard and so long to get our shows back and you can’t support it when it finally does happen? Just have the characters return to get those shows off to a good start and then let them head back to GH. The shows should never have been cancelled in the first place and I’m wondering is spite has something to do with ABC’s refusal to share.

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  47. JR says:

    Have to say for me John belongs on OLTL. Can’t abide him with Sam on GH. Ugh. Hated them on Port Charles and they’re no better now. Ready for OLTL to be back and John belongs there!

    I guess John can ‘end’ his fake life on GH just like he ‘supposedly’ ended his OLTL life to be on GH. Works for me.

    Ready to see Natalie and John get some family time, waited a long time for them to be together and then they cancelled so I think it will be good to see what could be with them now that OLTL is coming back!

    ME your so needed on OLTL and I love that your liked on both shows but really hope you stay with OLTL not GH.

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    Tali replied

    Agree!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Wonderful Post JR!!

  48. tina says:

    I was a fan of his from the beginning. I loved how he was the bad boy yet bad ass kick machine. John saved all the girls several times on oltl. I always hoped he and natalie would gettogether and be happy. When they finallysettled i was so excited. Then not long after oltl went off the air. He came to gh and at first he was a little off in a odd town. Then he took to sam and wow do the have chemistry. I love seeing john with sammaybe more then with natalie. I do however want to see him with his son liam. Im not sure how ifeel about the whole dual character vampire thing. The other day i told my mom please john will save her he saves all the girls. I think john and starr now belong on gh. I am so looking forward to when i can watch all three shows again but i wouldbe saddended if john left gh.

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    Tori replied

    I loved John and Natalie but have to admit John and Sam have smoking chemistry. Michael and Kelly always have, though. Ever since their PC days. Michael and Kelly bring out the best in each other. He has said in interviews that he loves working with her and it shows on screen.

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    Tali replied

    He also said he wanted the JOLIE story to continue, that there was alot of s/l yet!

    Alex replied

    Do you think bullying people helps your cause? It doesn’t. People are entitled to voice their opinions without having you jump down their throats. If you’re so desperate for a fight, go somewhere else. It seems that most of us are trying to have an adult conversation with valid points while you and a few others repeatedly try to provoke and intimidate. All caps and exclamation points don’t prove your points, they prove you’re rude.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    You don’t like it BY PASS IT!!!! How was Tali bullying the poster?? Where??? Oh I’m sorry was that to many ?? EYE ROLL…..Valid points are being made by the OLTL fans certainly not the GH fans…made up stuff are not valid points…..And you GH fans spewing made up stuff prove you know nothing!!

    Beth replied

    I love John and Natalie so much!!!!!!!! two of them belong together!!!!!!!! All three John,Natalie and Liam should stay together and John and Natalie should get married, they both have been through so much together, they have never stopped loving each other at all!!!!!!!! I think that Natalie and Liam should move to Port Charles to be with John!!!!!!!!! I think that Sam should find find someone else to love,leave John alone!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Eileen Hargis says:

    He hasnt tried to see Liam, HELLO the child’s mother has a restraii.g order on John If je bomed in contact with tje vhild, he is arrestef! How does that help anything? Pay attention to the facts so u will at least sound intelligent. He needs to stay on GH, nothing left for him there with the dhamegul treatment Jessica has given him. PP, do the right thing, let them go!

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    Tali replied

    You need to get the facts and sound intelligent – Jessica has nothing to do with John except as her sisters fiance’!!

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  50. MK says:

    I assumed he was in CT shooting OLTL. Had no idea he was out of work and on a forced strike. I would like him to resolve his oltl story and then back on GH.

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  51. Dee says:

    ME signed a contract with ABC I really doubt that they will let him out of it. I doubt he wants out of it. Sharing the characters is not realistic. PP will be filmed in CONN GH is filmed in CA no one with a small child would want to commute from one coast to the other. If they share will there be two different story lines. John with Nat on OLTL and John with Sam on GH. I think PP is trying to weasel it’s way into a contract with ME. They do not have a claim to ME only the character Mcbain and they would love to have claim to him and the character. I think GH should let PP have the character and go forward with writing a new character for ME.

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  52. Rose says:

    I hope GH can find a way to keep John and Todd. They have brought a lot to the GH scene. This past weeks plot with John/Caleb/Lucy was gripping! I was totally hooked and completely loved it. I don’t care about all the corporate rights fighting. I just know that I enjoy John and Todd on GH and I hope they can come back.

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  53. Lynn says:

    I think that if john and starr and todd wants to stay on GH then please let them do so, because ever since they have been on there they just dont fit in. Todd acts like a complete idiot all of the time just like he did when he was on atwt, if he wants to do comedy then he should become a comedian and do stand up. Todd is definitely not needed on oltl anymore by all means let him have carly if that is who he wants blair is better off without him anyway, his son and other daughter definitely doesn’t want anything to do with him. John really does have good chemistry with sam but he also had good chemistry with natalie and with bo. Starr I really liked on oltl but i don’t see anything entertaining with her at all on GH. When all three first went to GH the GH fans pitched a fit about it they definitely didn’t want them on there at all and most of them still don’t they say that todd takes over the whole show and that sonny doesn’t get much air tim e at all. The GH fans say that it should be called Todd’s Hospital instead of GH. Just let them stay oltl will go on without them and then if ABC cancels GH then oltl will already be replaced them with different actors who will probably be a lot better in the roles anyway.

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    Eileen Hargis replied

    What world do u live in so I will know that will have three different actors playing, Todd, John and Starr that are better??????? Yeah, dream on, lady!

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    Lynn replied

    You have your opinion I have mine lady!!!!!!!!!!! TSJ took over the role of Todd Manning after Roger Howarth left oltl for like the third time and Guess What? The show went right on and on and on and the only reason that he came back to oltl was because they canceled atwt if it hadn’t been for that he would have never come back. So that goes to prove my point another actor can play Todd Manning and if Star and John don’t come back then two actors will play their parts too.

  54. Rose says:

    I don’t mind him going to OLTL to wrap up story BUT I will surely miss him on GH I would love to see him on both shows if possible I understand they will film only 6 months a year for OLTL Where ever he is, he will be great, and I will be watching !

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  55. Iakovos says:

    People… life goes on. Even for John, Natalie, and Liam… John and Sam… Caleb…

    Mr. Easton will be back somewhere as someone. As fans, we will follow the situation and hope for the best, but he and his characters are caught between two worlds. Something will work out as he is too good to let go from either camp. The powers that be know this to be true.

    For now, let’s allow a new OLTL to begin and GH to continue to lead the renaissance of daytime drama.

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  56. Debra says:

    Love him in both but prefer him on ONE LIFE TO LIVE to get back with Natalie. But he’s great in both

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  57. Christine says:

    All this fighting and back and forth. I am beginning not to recognize this board anymore. What a shame.

    As for Michael Easton, I hope he gets what HE wants. He did nothing wrong.

    That was a beautiful picture of father and daughter. I like how he shared a little privacy, but used a picture that did not show his daughter’s face and kept it private.

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  58. kris says:

    i hope that gets to stay at gh after his short term at one life to live the show wont be great without him

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  59. Chaz says:

    I really thought FV & RC did an amazing job helming OLTL. It was my favorite show from the day it premiered to the day it left ABC. In support of FV & RC and in soaps (but certainly NOT ABC) I began watching GH again after tuning out for many years. Unfortunately, with some exceptions, I found that the stories on GH did not hold my interest and now mainly keep up with the show via Soap Opera Digest and a once a week (if that) viewing.

    I was thrilled that Heather in the form of Robin Mattson was back. I like how Todd was written. McBain I could take or leave. Hated the way Starr was written and really not a fan of Michael/Starr…though that could have more to do with Chad Duell than the characters.

    I cannot comment too much on most of the current storylines as I haven’t actually viewed them. But, I tuned out because I really am not a fan of the characters of Maxie, Lulu, Dante, Britt, Sabrina.

    I think in a way it is unfair for anyone, fans or actors, to blame PP for ME not working. They could write him as Caleb or create another character. It would be more difficult with RH & KA since they don’t have a look-alike character on GH but somethig could be done. The show has had plenty of outrageous, suspend belief storylines (Aliens, freezing the earth, Faison’s miracle mask). Is it the best solution? No…but, ABC gambled against PP being able to revive OLTL when they agreed to bring the characters to GH. They certainly don’t have any issue taking payment from PP for the rights to the characters. It is ABC that wants its cake and the ability to also eat it.

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  60. Valerie says:

    I’m very excited OLTL is coming back. It seems to me that ME wants to stay on GH. And I wish him the best of luck. ME and MA had awesome chemistry. But maybe it’s time for Natalie to get a YOUNGER man maybe a recast of John McBain or a different character. I think the OLTL John McBain was a more likeable character than the GH John McBain. As long as Frank Valentini and Ron Carlivalti are running the show at GH ME will have a storyline as John McBain or whoever.

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    Tali replied

    Yes Valerie, I agree!

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  61. su0000 says:

    Seems many do not have ME best interest in heart just their selflessness..
    Why would you want him back to job that will be 6 months a year 3 days a week and 1200 miles from were is family is.. Not mention the pay cut and the uncertainty that OLTL will even make a go of it on the internet.. sheesus..
    He has a good stable well paid job with GH on network TV and in his state with his family.
    The same goes for Starr and Todd.. KA and RH..

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  62. emtk says:

    Let me just start by saying I love Michael Easton and am mesmerized by him when he’s on screen. That said, he was much better on OLTL. He and Melissa Archer have an unbelievable chemistry that he doesn’t have with any other actress that I’ve seen him with. I hope he can be on both shows. I believe it would be good for OLTL, GH, and Michael, himself, if he found a way to do both shows.

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    su0000 replied

    Fact is; couples do not and never have lasted/stayed together on soaps..
    IF he were to return to a 3 day week show with a part/scene here and there, he well may not be Natalie, couples in soaps are destined to part; fact..
    therein is the drama of soaps…
    He and Natalie were broken up by the end from a ton of betrayal..
    They were put together again for the ending of OLTL so all would have a happy last time ever ending..
    If not for the ending of OLTL John and Nat would most likely not be together as they had a ton of problems and betrayals and lies between them.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really SU0000…..Marlena and John, Renee and Asa, Luke and Laura, Tad and Dixie, Cliff and Nina, Jesse and Angie, Shall I really go on?
    At the end of OLTL John and Natalie had just gotten back together and he finally found out that Liam is his son! John and Natalie have been in each others orbit and lives for 10+ years and have a SON!!! HELLO MCFLY!!!!!

    Tali replied

    Jolie!!

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  63. Barbara Jean Pearson says:

    I am so over the PP pirating of John, Todd and Starr! They threw away OLTL for over a year saying last year that it was too costly to bring back the shows. Then Frank, Ron and GH gave these characters a home and fans fell in love. I was a fan of OLTL for all the years it was on. I would gladly watch the online version only if PP lets go of or shares these characters. Seems now that they see the success of GH they want a piece of the pie! I am staying with GH no matter what. If PP steals these characters back then they lost me as a viewer! PP needs to do what is best for both shows’ fans and tell great stories together. It has been done before when OLTL, GH and AMC share characters!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    You should read up hunny PP all ready has LEGALLY regained the characters, and did that a while ago!

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  64. lisa says:

    Scratch or conclude this Caleb/vampire story – THAT had it’s day on PORT CHARLES.
    Keep Michael on GH and mix things up with Sam or someone else.
    Love the pic of Michael and his little girl.

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  65. Debby says:

    For all of you who what Michael Easton back on OLTL you are forgetting that they will have to write some of the storyline of the GH into the storyline into OLTL. They would have to do that for all 3 of them. They could write John out of OLTL and bring him back as a police officer with a different name. I read that Michael is not going over to OLTL. Kristen Alderson, I read may not be going over to OLTL and may not be back to GH. Kristn, as Starr is in love with Michael Corinthois so how are they going to explain that if she comes back with a different name. Prospect Park is making things very difficult for everyone concerned, but theydon’t care. They claim they want a younger cast. I won’t watch it. I hope both OLTL and AMC flop for Prospect Park.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    PP does not have to follow what GH wrote, Starr is really not needed unless they bring back Cole and Hope and then it is very easy to write her back home…..And the other 2 again it is easy to write out what RC did after all he is not that great of a Writer!
    ABC is the only one making things difficult, they are the ones that did not abide by the contract they have with PP, So quit with the Blaming PP and Blame the rightful party ABC!!!!
    BTW I WILL BE ROLLING WHEN ABC GIVES GH THE BOOT FOR SOMETHING A LOT CHEAPER AFTER ALL WITH THEM IT IS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, WE ALL KNOW MICHAEL EISNER IS A GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDY MOFO!

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    Pen replied

    You’re about 8 years behind, sweetheart. Michael Eisner hasn’t been at Disney since 2005. Which goes to show your level of credibility.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    The point was, that Disney is filled with GREEEEEEEEEEDY ppl and no matter who is in charge they will still be GREEEEEEEEEEDY Sweetheart!

    Pen replied

    LOL…yeah, okay. Let me give you some advice. Don’t go to law school. Your deductive logic won’t pass muster.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Really? Master Detective??? Since Both AMC and OLTL were cancelled just over a year ago my statement stands that NO MATTER who is in charge at Disney they will always be GREEEEEEEEEEDY…..Remember those shows were cancelled because they were to expensive, Money means more to these ppl than Viewer loyalty…….Sherlock!!!

  66. jim says:

    Looks like John has more action going on this message board then he ever had on GH or OLTL. LOL!

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    Lora replied

    ROTFL RIGHT!! HOT property it would seem! Most these peeps act like they own him or somethin! LOL!

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  67. Eileen Hargis says:

    Wrong sister’s name, same argument. She took out a restraining order for a kiss??????

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  68. Ann Bann says:

    I want him to stay on GH

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    Fran replied

    Michael has been an asset to G H; great actor; great chemistry with Leading lady Kelly Monaco; since the departure of Jason; a great hot steamy story line should develop; they do have a history; he should remain on G H; O L T L welcome back; he should crossover from time to time but he should remain in port charles; Natalie should be involved with someone new; maybe in the future; Jason will return; u never know and cause trouble for the happy couple!!!!!

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  69. Jay Jay says:

    Please keep him on GH.His chemistry with Kelly Monaco is just simmering,waiting to boil.He’s been “killing it” with the dual roles of Caleb/John.Love his screen presence & loved him when he started off on Days of Our Lives”.

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  70. Carole says:

    Yes yes and Yes! Come back to GH.

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  71. Nancy says:

    Michael Easton has a family and has to look out for his best interest. As much as I loved him on OLTL, his future is more secure on GH. Prospect Park is going all over the map with these soaps and everyone is so excited their going on the internet but with all the changes there is no guarantee they will keep their old fan base. I don’t know many teenagers who will be spending time on the internet watching soaps.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    I don’t know many teenagers who will be spending time on the internet watching soaps.

    WOW All I can say is WOW!

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  72. Bailey says:

    John/ME and Sam/KM look like brother and sister

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  73. Sophie says:

    I really hope it gets resolved SOON. I’d prefer Michael to stay on GH but what I care most about is that he gets what HE wants for himself and his family… I will support him whatever happens! Though I personally think Michael and Kelly ‘belong together’ as an on-screen duo :) )

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  74. Tali says:

    There is so much legal stuff that fans do not know. I wish Michael Easton the very best – love his acting. I want to see John mcBain on OLTL, period. The whole entire mess is on ABC. Why did you cancel OLTL in the first place and now you want to keep their characters after you received millions of dollars for them! ABC” wants their cake and eat it to!”

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Tali! I agree! Michael is an awesome Actor…..And your right this entire mess is all on ABC. What really aggravates me is the Entitlement Attitude that GH fans have! And then to have the nerve to call OLTL fans Selfish because we want the Character of John McBain back ((Preferably for me with ME)) but that Decision is up to him and him alone! His post sounds like he is enjoying spending time with his daughter, she is the only child he has, I find it very Selfish of GH fans to want him to go back to the Extremely hectic Schedule that GH and ALL network soaps have, Instead of being happy for him to be given the Opportunity to keep doing what he loves and still be able to see his daughter grow up and spend quality time with her and his wife! See they don’t think of that do they? NO because just like Good Little Blind ABC Sheep all they see is what they want…….
    If ABC’S Contracts with these 3 were on the up and up and did not Violate the Contract with PP this would not be going on because PP would not have a legal leg to stand on …..

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  75. USNCS says:

    As a GH fan I obviously want to keep these characters and actors that I have grown to love. I also understand why OLTL fans want them back. Having said that I think it is atrocious that people cannot separate the characters from the actors. Why should these actors be forced to fly back and forth between coasts? How about Susan Lucci is someone going to force her to do AMC? Also to the fans of OLTL (not all but many) who complained to GH fans to stop whining about OLTL characters coming to GH and to just accept them…now you are mad because we did accept them? What if PP fails…are we suppose to then take them back? WE are not a dumping ground or a stop off point just to keep your soap alive. I willingly accepted the GH3 and was happy for OLTL fans that they got to keep a piece of their show, however I am now offended at the nastiness directed at GH fans for loving these characters. You got what you asked for for them to become a part of GH…now they are.

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    Ava replied

    Does anyone else wonder how OLTL will actually do regarding viewership when fans are actively insulting other viewers and turning them off? I don’t know about the rest of you but as a fan of both, on getting more and more turned off of the new OLTL. Between PP forcing actors not to earn their pay on GH to these fanatics who rant, rage and insult GH and its viewers, I’m ready to say no thanks to OLTL reboot. Tali, Joliefankeep it up. You may discourage even more people from watching OLTL.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    OH Wah Wah Wah Wah! OMG do you need a Tissue? “I’m going to allow someone I don’t know on a Message board dictate if I watch a show” WOW that says volumes about you doesn’t it?

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Wrong the Problem is you GH fans and your Well even tho your show is coming back and they BELONG to your show, We are going to keep them and to bad for you because we are Entitled! You’s are not entitled to anything……And then to make us out to be the bad guys because we want our characters back on our show, really shows what kind of ppl you really are! Playing Victim all the time is OLD!!

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    Ava replied

    I watched OLTL since 1980. Fact is, I don’t want to be associated with nasty people like you. Did you hear Racina say OLTL needs all the viewers it can get? Keep this up. Hurt your show. See who will be crying when you need ratings for OLTL and you’ve chased away reasonable people. Hey, Michael … is bullying OK on your site? Joliefan certainly thinks so.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Bullying! HA you ppl are so funny! Yes I am bullying you! Whatever have a Tissue! Look up something called FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  76. Lora says:

    ABC has “contract” with ME not PP he can play anyone the writers choose don’t care what his name is. He has stated he does NOT want to go back to OL read his FB. Really if ME said he wanted to go bk I would support 100% break my heart but let him do what is best for him and his family. This wonderful actor has brought so much to GH. He wants to stay and we the fans want him to stay!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    You show me where he said this!!!! There is nothing on his FB that says he does NOT want to go back to OLTL…..Show me where he wants to stay on GH…….I’ll be waiting!

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  77. Michael says:

    Keep him on GH! I really don’t understand this situation. One Life online could just have a different actor playing the role. Fans are not stupid. They will just realize that two actors are playing the same “character” in two different mediums. It will take a loooong time, if ever, for online versions of these shows to really catch on. Chances are they will be over in a year’s time. Or GH could make a “slight adjustment” to the names of characters. John McDain or something. Todd Matting. Really. Fans just care about watching a compelling story with actors they love. Period.
    GH and Prospect Park have everything to gain by resolving this quickly. They have a lot to lose if they don’t.

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  78. Miriam says:

    So, we all watch soap operas for an escape from our real lives. They are our guilty pleasure. And sometimes we watch more than one soap opera, so perhaps what I’m about to suggest would never work, but here goes: why not have all three characters appear on both soap operas? Then all fans get the characters they love, although for sure some fans wouldn’t get the actors they wanted in the roles, and I’m a GH fan so I’d prefer Michael Easton to remain there (as he seems to wish also), but at least the characters would be on both shows, and the actors could hopefully appear on the soap they want to. It is make believe, after all, people, so why not let each soap have all three characters.

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    Lora replied

    I totally agree with u Miriam! Let both shows have all 3 char. John, Todd and Starr and call it a deal!! Done! Let the actors choice which show “they” wish to work on. We are NOT stupid. We have watched, aliens, witches and vampires on soaps!! Good grief! I think we can handle 3 char with same names on 2 diff soaps!! GET THE ACTORS BACK TO WORK!! Being forced off ur job over this is wrong! They did nothing but work for US THE FANS!!! and now they are NOT allowed to work? Wrong I don’t care how u spin it! They are people they have bills and family’s. Heart breaking when u really think about it. Let stop fighting each other! And start fighting for ME,RH & KA!! Everyone say how much they lov..these peeps..now time to show them!! That we REALLY DO CARE ABOUT “THEM”

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    It’s so funny how you think these actors are Broke!!! It is laughable….There are a lot of actors from both OLTL and AMC that did not work for over a year and were NOT financially Suffering! But ME, RH and KA are Suffering…..KA whom has worked Consistently for Decades, ME Same thing, RH same thing, but having a couple of weeks off is financially destroying these actors OMG! GMAFB!!!

  79. Jan says:

    Nope he belong on One Life To Live and with Natalie.
    Sorry General Hospital was a way to keep working and paying the bills obviously.

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    Lora replied

    Really wow have u read ur own words? My heart goes out to u. You need one.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    OMG THANK YOU JAN!!!!

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  80. anonymous says:

    It’s too bad a legitimate question soliciting comments from fans turned into a bullying/yelling debacle that drowned out the sentiments of rational and reasonable fans of both OLTL and GH. Hopefully those that seek to bully, intimidate and dominate the discussion (this board and others) will find alternate means to deal with their issues. I also hope that the ‘owners’ of these boards will look pass the fanatical rantings when assessing the ‘mood’ of the true fans.

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  81. dani says:

    It make me laugh when GH fans say they are needed on your show. GH has so many characters…it seems like any one whoever had a line on your show is back…and most our really great characters. You don’t need our characters we need them back. Would love for our actors to come home but sadly that is another story. Jolie and T&B were very popular couples…GH fans don’t understand cuz they haven’t had to go through this…hopefully you will never have to ….and many OL fans were not thrilled with Todd and John coming over to your show and our history ruined in a few pen strokes…

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Great post Dani!!!!!

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  82. Done says:

    Michael Easton shouldn’t have made the comment to begin with. I’m sure some of the oltl fans feel hurt he doesn’t want to go back to OLTL. I only wish the actor the best. I don’t want to see anyone out of work. I was a big fan of the character of John McBain. Some people call Michael Easton a class act. I think he should have kept his mouth shut. It took him posting the comment for the bickering to start. I have more respect for actors/public figures who keep their comments, political beliefs, religion, etc to themself. Nancy Grahn post comments about another actor face. There’s your bully.

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  83. Pen says:

    Who wants to take bets on how long before Joliefan’s head starts spinning 360 degrees and vomits purple Kool-Aid?/

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    HAHAHAHAHA OMG did you think of that all by yourself! WOW my sides hurt!

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    Lora replied

    Oh Pen that was a good one ROTFL hey selling purple kool aid if anybody wants to order. Will ship! LOL ;) shipping/handling charges not included…LOL please everyone stay calm we WILL live thru this GH fans will not so sure about OL worried for ya!

    BTW just thought that is the 5th role on PC/GH #MICHAELEASTON has played! Michael/Caleb/Stephen/John/Fake Caleb. WOW what talent! and I will luv #6 just as much! he is still rockin it! GH battin 5-1 SCORE!! LOL

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  84. Tristan says:

    What the heck is wrong with people here? This is the nuttiest thread I have ever come across on this site, and the “nutty” seems to be coming from one totally obsessed, slightly unhinged OLTL fan who should probably get a life of her own. Really!

    Michael Easton will work where HE choses to work. Not where his obsessive fans WANT him to work. However, the name of the character he plays will be determined by PP. PP only has the right to the character NAME “John McBain,” not to the services of the actor Michael Easton.

    The John McBain fanatics here will no doubt have a character on OLTL called John McBain. So they should end up happy. The GHers, more than likely as he has a long-term contract with ABC, will see the actor Micheal Easton on GH playing another character. Everybody wins.

    For the OLTL fans who believe this actor OWES them a return to what is only a web-opera? Easton should do what Easton wants, whether you like it or not. He owes you NOTHING but a great performance.

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  85. smoochie says:

    I would like to start by saying that I’ve watched all and only ABC soaps from their beginnings and have been a loyal viewer up to present. I was introduced to Michael Easton when he started his work on Port Charles and became a true fan from that time on- I began to check out his body of work in TV film,as well as his literary endeavors. I admire his wit and humor which is forever present in his performances. I loved him in Port Charles in his role as Caleb and that says a lot because I am not big on Vampire stories be they film, tv productions or books,unless they are brilliant.. Dark Shadows the tv soap was great,but turning the spin off of GH, Port Charles, into a novella with a a Vampire key to the storyline could have turned out to be a complete failure if it weren’t for the ensemble, the writing Michael who unfolded Caleb’s story. It turned out to be a stroke of genius. with one of the best ensemble ever and spawned many Vampire novels, trilogies and films. Now, I hate what writers have reduced Caleb into on GH. a sneering fang-bearing murderer, with a revised history of Port Charles. remember it all took place in the Chuckles m where everyone knows your name.. The main reason I am writing this however, is because while I can understand bickering, hissing and booing, fussing and fighting between soap fans who are loyal to their respective soaps, t my understanding falls short when it’s between ABC soap fans. I’d love to see Michael Easton, Roger Haworth or any my soap’s wonderful actors/actresses appear on any of the ABC soaps and if necessary other network soaps if ABC canned them and they were able to get work elsewhere. I detest ABC’s handling of how they decimated my soaps, but I won’t bicker about characters crossing over or that they should stay where they belong…?. We are all on the same team I thought. All for one and one for all. I never thought of AMC OLTL, or GH being in competition amongst themselves, except for the friendly type. and a true testimony to that were the Soap Fests held in Florida where I attended every one.So it’s my humble opinion as a very long time fan of all the ABC soaps, that we should be united and supportive, not sniping at each other about who belongs where and whose invading whose soaps. They are all our soaps. And I will always love Michael no matter where he is. I just wish the staff at GH had continued the character as Caleb as he was in Port Charles particularly for those viewers who never watched the original show. They didn’t even mention him having a dual personality who was a priest, but instead starts off with Steven Clay the rock star who (what?) went nuts after his wife died,? so he was institutionalized and not a vampire? what.. Anyway, thanks for letting me vent a bit, Peace out Lets show some love for all the ABC players. instead of being trying to be in the “know” the only people who really “know” are the one’s who are living it. we as fans are only observers

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    ayle replied

    I don’t want to spoil it if you haven’t seen yesterday’s episode but think of Stephen Clay as Stephen Clay & Caleb as Caleb. Heck I will say it – two different people Ron is brilliant. The serial killer thing didn’t make.sense but I went along for the ride and yesterday it panned.out.

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  86. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    First of all we GH FANS love JOHN MCBAIN

    He is marvelous:

    1. He is so apprectaive of Sam/ Kelly

    2. He work with Kelly Monaco before

    3. When look at Daniel Edward Morgan, he acts like a dad

    4.Kelly and Michael have dynamite chemistry!

    ………3 DEGRESS OF PORT CHARLES GOSSIP ( JUST GOSSIP)

    Michael Eaton has adorable daughter name Lilah?

    Can somebody check that information for me please.

    And was Kelly Monaco(Sam daughter) name Lilah?

    And 1 more thing, Kelly named one of her adorable nephews “CALEB”??

    All of tidbits is hersay, but………….

    Dear Michael, you are loved, stay here at GH!!!

    Kelly needs you!

    Sam
    John
    Danny
    Liam
    Rafe

    A Modern Fami.y!

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    1. He is so apprectaive of Sam/ Kelly……………Michael is Appreciative of Melissa/Natalie
    2. He work with Kelly Monaco before……………….He worked with Melissa Archer for over 10 years
    3. When look at Daniel Edward Morgan, he acts like a dad………To his OWN son Liam he is a DAD!
    4.Kelly and Michael have dynamite chemistry!……………….Melissa and Michael have UNMATCHED Chemistry, their chemistry is off the charts!
    So what exactly was your point???? That GH fans love Caleb and Livvie?? OLTL fans love ME and his character of John McBain the character he has played for over 10 years!

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Hum.?

    Kelly have one of her sister in real life name her son CALEB

    AND HE WANTS TO WORK WITH KELLY MONACO

    NOT MA

    CALEB IS A BEAUTIFUL NAME ( ISNT IT)!

    I PRAY TO GOD KELLY GETS TO WOTK WITH HIM

    continud……

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Well if Kelly actually had her sister name her son Caleb because of a Fictional character well to me that says VOLUMES about Kelly! You show me where he says that he WANTS to work with Kelly? You do recall that ME worked with MA for over 10 YEARS right.
    You need to get help chick, ME is not CALEB and KM is NOT LIVVIE, The show is GH NOT PC. You need to get a life outside of your house where reality is! SMFH!

  87. nik1296 says:

    You GH fans are just unbelievable. It just amazes me how you guys are the most arrogant and ignorant BLIND fools I have ever seen in my life. You go running your mouths off with your version of “facts” and you just sound like a bunch of uninformed idiots. I actually feel bad for you because you are so blind to the fact that ABC is still playing you and GH will soon be off the air too. ABC made their choice a year ago and gladly gave up RIGHTS to AMC & OLTL because they never thought PP would ever get them back off the ground. ME signed up with PP the 1st go-round and I have no doubt that he will once again sign on. The biggest complaint soap stars have about their jobs is the fact that they don’t get enough time to spend with their families. ME will no doubt be very interested in what PP has to offer. Above anything else he loves his daughter and I’m sure he would do anything to spend more time with her PLUS it gives him the opportunity to move back home to NY and be closer to his family and friends since PP will be filming in Connecticut which is just a short drive from the city. You guys are so delusional it’s funny. ABC is fighting a losing battle with PP. The sooner you crazy GH fans realize that the better off you’ll be.

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    BRAVA!!!! Wonderful Post!!!! Someone with a BRAIN! I say let em keep the blinders on after all they are so blinded that they are not even realizing that main players from their show are up and leaving, no hint before hand no nothing just up and announce their leaving because they “want to try something new” Yea they want to try a show with a LOYAL fan base! LMAO!!!!!

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    aria replied

    nik1296 and joliefan forever, you both sound so crazy, the fact is no matter how much you think you know, you know very little. PP, abc, GH , Oltl, will resolve this, and the world will continue, but goodness grieve give up this attitude of knowing it all, you two are just two crazy fans who are upset because things aren’t going your way. PP and Oltl will get their characters back simply because its theirs, but the actors playing those roles are not a sure thing, so pp can recast but everyone knows thats 50/50 gamble, and other actors in the roles could be a miss or a hit. As for GH fan, we will survive, GH is turning 50 on a national brocast network, its doing good in the ratings, and we have plenty of interesting characters and actors on the show. we don’t need the oltl characters but if we choose to be supportive of the actors wanting to stay on GH then its our right to do so. you two psycho should be glad oltl is coming back stop obsessing over us GH fan, cause we are doing fine thank you!

    nik1296 replied

    aria the only crazy fans I see on this thread are fans from GH. I have nothing to be upset about because both my beloved shows are returning as well as amazing veteran actors. joliefan forever & I are only stating facts that you obviously have a hard time accepting. ABC will have no choice but to “resolve” this issue because they know they don’t have a leg to stand on. PP owns the rights now and there’s nothing ABC can do about it. If you don’t need OLTL characters then why are there so many psychotic GH fans whining about how they want our characters to stay because they “fit” in so much better on GH and how they hope PP just lets them go so they can stay on GH. The only fans I see obsessing are fans from GH. It’s only been a year and we all knew from the beginning it was going to be temporary but GH fans seem to conveniently forget that. You say that you choose to be supportive of actors wanting to stay on GH but I haven’t heard any confirmation of this. YOU want the actors to stay on GH. There’s a huge difference.

    Joliefan Forever replied

    Brava Nik! Great post! Of course DUH ARIA won’t get it or understand because like so many GH fans all they see is themselves and what they want. Well I have a strong feeling that the 5 weeks off is going to be appealing to ME….Again Great post Nik!!!!!!

  88. Krystal says:

    This thread is OMG! WOW come on GH fans beloved characters are leaving the show and you guys care more about these One Life To Live characters? You guys bash the One Life To Live fans but they are right. ABC don’t own them characters pp does and they don’t have to let gh use them. Even if the actors stay or come back there is a high probability they will not come back as the One Life To Live characters. Gh Ron Calivarty and the writers should be focusing on GH characters and let the One Life To Live characters go before gh ends up with no cast at all. All the alumni that are coming back will be short lived and if we keep losing members of the younger cast what are we going to have left? I say let the One Life To Live characters go back to there own show….. And start focusing on gh

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  89. Sal says:

    I started watching OLTL before Michael Easton appeared, however, once I saw PC Michael Easton & Kelly Monaco had me, I was sad when the show ended. They both started acting in different soaps, Kelly Monaco as Sam McCall in GH & Michael Easton as John Mcbain in OLTL. Now that both are back together I’m loving it. They have great chemistry even better then my loving couple Jason & Sam Morgan. I understand where PP is coming from but the actor obviously wants to stay with GH even if he has to change his character name to do so.

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Thank you

    The key word he wants to stay!!!!

    GH IS A WONDERFUL PLACE FOR HIM TO WORK!!!

    HE SHOULD GO BACK TO NATALIE BUCHANNAN, AND TELL HER HE MET
    SOMEONE ELSE!!!!NICELY

    AND THEN FIGHT FOR CUSTODY, WITH THE HELP OF ALEXIS DAVIS OR DIANE!!

    LET ME SEE:

    RAFE IS ALREADY SET TO MOVE IN WITH DANNY AND SAM

    WE NEED JOHN MCBAIN TO COMPLETE THE SET!

    OH! PRECIOUS LIAM, I FORGOT!!

    HOW OLD IS LIAM? IS HE A TOODLER NOW?

    DOWN THE ROAD SAM SHOULD HAVE A BABY FOR JOHN!

    REMEBER, SAM SHOULD HAVE HAD A GIRL WITH JASBOT

    BUT THE WRITERS DIDNT DO THAT!!!!!!!

    I WOULD BE SO HAPPY RC!!!! IF SAM HAD A BABY WITH JOHN

    OH WELL CONTINUE……..

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    AND AGAIN SHOW US WHERE HE SAYS HE WANTS TO STAY! RH HAS BEEN THE ONLY ONE THAT HAS SAID THAT HE WANTS TO STAY AND REALLY FOR HIM WHO GIVES A F***
    GH is a wonderful place for him to work…..Do you work there? Do you have any idea how exhausting it is to do a show on a network? Extremely exhausting and it takes you away from your family A LOT! BTW with PP he would be able to spend 5 weeks with his daughter and wife, as the taping schedule for OLTL and AMC are 5 weeks on 5 weeks off! I think that might be very appealing to ME!
    WTF does Liam being a Toddler or not have to do with it? LIAM IS JOHN’S SON! HE IS NOT RAFE’S DAD! Rafe is a Grown up he can take care of himself!
    It’s so funny how you stupid GH fans still think that even IF ME goes back to GH more than LIKELY HE WILL NOT GO AS JOHN MCBAIN because DUH PP owns the character and the character is Vital to OLTL whether or not you GH like it!
    It’s so cute that you think that RC or ABC GIVE 2 CRAPS ABOUT YOU GH FANS OR WHAT YOU WANT!

  90. EasTX Soap Fan says:

    I liked Michael on OLTL….I didn’t so much like what they did to him on GH….however, as odd as it it seems (in my mind) it seems to work and he seems to genuinely like GH….so, I say if they can make it work & work out all the details then let him make GH his home….PP has a great deal of explaining to do (character/story wise ), there are a whole lotta gaps that need a plausible explaination….if they can’t make this work with John McBain, then add him to the list of things to explain & move on….just an opinion….

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  91. Adrienne says:

    Hello Michael , I am a gh fan. More important a Michael Easton , Roger Hawthorne and Kristin Alderson fan.
    With all that is going on will Mr. Easton and the other oltl former cast members have to move back east. I wish all of them well . All though I enjoy being entertained by their performances I truly understand the stress and the struggles that can be put on ones family.
    I am praying for them all.

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  92. Dynamo says:

    WOW, so many bitter and nasty posts on this thread. ALL OF YOU should be ashamed of yourselves and your petty petulent nonsense.

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  93. Sidney Carlisle says:

    I always liked John and Natalie together. I have never understood why the two of them were never written a proper get-together. I have been among many thousands who were upset about this, I’m sure. Perhaps the actors themselves went in different directions.

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  94. christine says:

    what is wrong with these people @ ABC/Soaps- – KEEP Michael on GH he is great- it’s that simple- they can make anything happen when they want it to

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  95. Gentry Ashmore says:

    Unless GH fans have watched eight years of OLTL, they have no clue about how fantastic John and Natalie are together. Thanks to Ron and Frank, John McBain on GH is a boring, broken-hearted man. Sam and John are very similar characters on GH (boring, boring boring). No fire.

    Other that Jason, Sam doesn’t have chemistry with anyone on GH. Perhaps she should be off GH. John and Natalie have unbelievable chemistry and have had adventures to rival Luke and Laura. John comes alive on GH with Natalie, Bo, Clint, Todd, Victor, Tea, and everyone else. He and Victor were the male leads. Other than, Sam and Anna, he has no connections in GH. Everything is forced with him on GH.

    Michael Easton can choose what he wants to do but PP and OLTL own the character of John McBain and John McBain needs to stay on OLTL even if that means a recast. Marcy and Michael should be back on OLTL, too.

    John and Natalie are one of the best soap couples ever and are ratings gold. I have been a GH and OLTL fan for 35 years. GH is great but OLTL is home and Llanview rules!

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    JAISAM/MCBAMFANS replied

    Sam got chemistry with :

    JOHN MCBAIN

    LUCKY SPENCER (GREG VAUGHN ONLY)

    JASPER JAX

    SO DONOT SAY SAM DONT HAVE CHEMISTRY WITH NOBODY BUT JASON MORGAN

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Could not have said it better myself Gentry! Great post!!!!

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  96. JAISAM/MCBAMFANS says:

    Once again I love JOHN&SAM!!!!!!

    THINGS I WOULD LIKE TO SEE JOHN DOMESTICATED:

    1.Feed Danny exspecially if Sam hands are tied up

    2. Change Danny diaper(that will be cute)

    3. Sam and John should cook a meal together

    4. John should help Sam gather Jason clothes, it might be painful but John is very compassionate

    5. Finally Sam and John should have a romantic dinner, I would like to see Danny interupt them

    And John should pick him up!!!!

    ……….AND LAST JOHN AND SAM MAKE LOVExxxxooooxxxoo

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    Joliefan Forever replied

    Boy you definitely live in Fantasy land that is for sure! Another thing for sure is that you know nothing about the character of John McBain, your little “wish” their is so far gone it is just stupid!

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  97. Kim Wilson says:

    He would fit in at The Young & Restless

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