After three go-rounds in Port Charles, he’s back on set for a fourth. Michael Easton, who previously portrayed John McBain, Caleb Morley and Silas Clay, has returned to work at “General Hospital” and announced his first air date.
Easton shared the news on Facebook, simply saying, “And so it begins…” He also posted part of his first script, which revealed he was on set taping his initial scenes on Friday, February 26, to air three-weeks-to-the-day later on Friday, March 18. There’s still no word to exactly who Easton will be playing this time around.
In a surprise move, Easton’s Silas Clay was abruptly killed off “General Hospital” in August 2015. It led to an intriguing whodunit storyline. Eventually, it was revealed that Madeleine (Donna Mills) had murdered her former son-in-law, hoping her daughter Nina (Michelle Stafford) would take the fall for the crime.
Easton’s fans were outraged by the story twist. They quickly assembled and launched a “Bring Back Michael Easton to General Hospital” petition, that garnered thousands of signatures. However, they had no clue whether or not the show would respond to their pleas and do something about it.
Fortunately, the ABC soap finally did, creating a brand new character for Easton to play. In an upcoming interview with Soap Opera Digest, Easton shares his excitement about being back in the “GH” fold. “I feel inspired, more inspired than I’ve felt in years,” he shares. “It’s a new start.”
The actor also discusses his fans instrumental role in his return and explains that what convinced him to renew his ties with “General Hospital” were the people at the top. Namely, Executive Producer Frank Valentini and the show’s co-head writers, Shelly Altman and Jean Passanante.
Hopefully, this time around, Easton stays put on the ABC soap for a long, healthy run.