HomeTVABCNew and Old Flames Ignite on General Hospital! Jillian Bowe July 2, 2012 41 Comments Seems like Sam (Kelly Monaco) would rather have John (Michael Easton) drying her tears these days, than her blockhead hubby, Jason (Steve Burton). Meanwhile, Jason isn't sitting by the phone waiting for his ride-or-die chick to call. He's busy repairing his busted heart wtih Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst)! Now that Starr (Kristen Alderson) is getting past her grief, will Michael (Chad Duell) be the new man in her life? Just what the devil does Heather (Robin Mattson) have planned for Luke (Anthony Geary)? Watch the new General Hospital promo below! 41 Responses The_Moustache July 2, 2012 so … are they still going ahead with the storyline that Sam is John’s sister??? Log in to Reply soapjunkie88 July 2, 2012 McBam! :love: Liason! :love: I’m excited even though I wish the writing for Jason would be better so that I can really get behind a potential Liason reunion. This way Jason’s just being an ass who keeps hurting the ones he supposedly cares about. I enjoy Michael and Starr together for now. Even though I still don’t think the actress playing Starr is very talented, they are kind of cute. Is Heather holding Luke hostage for the entire summer, so Tony Geary can go on his vacation while filming these scenes ahead of schedule??? Log in to Reply mipeony July 2, 2012 Heather: Meow….. hahahahhahaa…. oh my goodness… I’m looking forward to the John and Sam scenes. Jason who? LOL! Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 2, 2012 Kate is free to walk around, even tho she’s not the real personality. Connie is the real person and is trapped. Log in to Reply GHfan-4now July 2, 2012 MCFANGME, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! woooooooooooooooo-eeeeeeeeeeee that mcbam kiss is HOT!!!!!! Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 3, 2012 McBam Jiz all we’re missing is the Carly & Todd (Codd / Tarly) liplock. i hope that happens soon! Log in to Reply GHvetfan July 3, 2012 Cheater, cheater, spin away SamFF! Log in to Reply GHFan777 July 3, 2012 Wow that McBam kiss was HOT…I am loving this couple, I really hope they go all the way with them…..As for Liason…I will always hope for a REAL reunion… Loved this promo…especially the Heather and Luke part. Log in to Reply RockiDreams July 3, 2012 Barf on the long stringy haired skinny dude with Sam. Ugh. I wish all those characters would go away – Star, Todd, John – all of them. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 When Starr and Michael almost kissed today, I was doing Starr’s farm porno music (“Brown-chicken-brown-cow”)!!! They were very cute today. In fact, I enjoyed today’s show, and I think what’s coming up looks pretty hot. FINALLY, some “Love In The Afternoon” (or some lovin’, anyway)! Log in to Reply rebalove7 July 3, 2012 I’m a Sam fan first then a Jasam fan, after the redonkulous way Jason has been treating her, I am all for MCBAM!!! Log in to Reply The_Moustache July 3, 2012 [quote=TV Gord]In fact, I enjoyed today’s show, and I think what’s coming up looks pretty hot. FINALLY, some “Love In The Afternoon” (or some lovin’, anyway)![/quote] IA! as a long-time viewer who has been overly critical of the new regime, i can honestly say i am looking forward to the romance/triangles coming up. it’ll be a welcome relief from the violence, rapes, D.I.D., murders. they should focus more on the relationships/romances. Log in to Reply LizzieVee July 3, 2012 Wow, remember when Elizabeth got stomped to the ground because she had the affair with Jason while still married to Lucky? What’s that they say about throwing rocks in glass houses? Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 Nice going, LizzieVee. I came over here to get away from you relentless Liz and Sam bicker-lovers. Log in to Reply Angie Lucy July 3, 2012 I say this as a person who has at different times (none of them recently) enjoyed both Liaison and JaSam. McBam baby!!! Hot, hot, hot. I don’t feel like I’m looking at Caleb and Livvie (also hot) either, but two different characters, and the actors still brought it. Jason and Elizabeth, however, I felt indifferent to this time, probably because the writing for them continues to suck. Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh July 3, 2012 Did Jawn forget he has a wife and child in Llanview? Wow. Log in to Reply sassysdreams July 3, 2012 I’m a SamFF first and foremost and with the way Jason has treated Sam these past few months, right now I couldn’t care less if she ever gets back with him!!! For me, telling her to put her cherished baby up for adoption is totally unforgiveable!!!!! And his jealousy over John is the reason Sam doesn’t have her beautiful son in her arms where he belongs!!! Sam and John have mad hot chemistry and if that’s the direction the writers take them, than that’s just fine with me!!! McBam!!!!! :* :love: Log in to Reply js3557 July 3, 2012 Liason le sigh Log in to Reply Jillian Bowe July 3, 2012 John and Sam are NOT siblings……. Log in to Reply sassysdreams July 3, 2012 AllmyDaysatGh – Unless they’ve married since OLTL went off the air, John has a girlfriend and son back in Llanview. Log in to Reply liason4real July 3, 2012 My babies (Liason) are so damned pretty! :p Log in to Reply pjc722 July 3, 2012 I’m all for the love affair between Sam and John, lord knows the soap needs some real drama BUT, seriously, that makes John a cad since he has a wife and kid back in Llanview or did I miss the tires being shot out and Natalie and whatever her kid with John name is going over the cliff too?! Cartini better be playing on a Natalie story arch where the JERSEY comes out in her when she discovers after all these years of struggling to have John… who was soooooo damn passive aggressive on OLTL … that he goes off and has an affair with the whiny wife of a mob hitman when she is the respectable daughter of a millionaire heiress and niece to a baby-napping murderer. You go Natalie!!! Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 First of all, John and Nat are not married. Secondly, John slept with Natalie when she was married to Cristian Vega, so there’s a history of infidelity here. We still haven’t seen how that kiss plays out (it could just be a daydream), but let’s not make McBain out to be a knight in completely untarnished armor. Log in to Reply Carol2 July 3, 2012 John dumping his kid – yet again – and cheating – yet again. Love in the afternoon indeed. If only he spent as much time washing his hair as he did cheating and abandoning. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 It’s a soap. Where would they be without flawed people? There are plenty of unflawed characters in the soap world, and they’re called written out! Log in to Reply AllmyDaysatGh July 3, 2012 I thought it was mentioned on GH this past Spring at some point that John and Natalie were married now, if not it still doesn’t negate the fact he is romantically involved and has a child with someone else. He doesn’t seem to care about or consider either of them & I find that sad. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 As I mentioned above, it’s a bit premature to label him a philanderer this time. It’s just a promo. You know how many times they’ve been misleading. Log in to Reply Carol2 July 3, 2012 [quote=TV Gord]It’s a soap. Where would they be without flawed people? There are plenty of unflawed characters in the soap world, and they’re called written out![/quote] John is never written as flawed. He’s always written as the smartest, the hottest, the best. They never address that he strings women along, cheats on them, and has repeatedly dumped his son, only bothering to sometimes call or very occasionally visit. For a year now he’s done this. He’s a failure of a father and a partner, who is still always the biggest saint around. Maybe if I saw this great chemistry I’d care more, but all I see is a fish face. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 So all those months when he was drunk everyday, screwing around with Blair, getting into fistfights…that was John at his smartest, hottest and best? That wasn’t so long ago. Also, a year or so ago, he was just as Jason was earlier this year. As soon as he thought Liam wasn’t his, he was out the door. There was no compromise with him there. Now that he realizes his little boys actually did swim up Lake Natalie, NOW he’s a great father. And I repeat, he continued to sleep with Natalie when he knew Cris was Cris (and not the lookalike everyone else thought he was). He slept with Nat when she was a married woman. So to recap, I’m not ready to condemn him for what could be a daydream (possibly Sam’s) in this week’s promo, but even if he DOES plant one on Sam, it’s not as though this is out of character. Log in to Reply Carol2 July 3, 2012 [quote=TV Gord]So all those months when he was drunk everyday, screwing around with Blair, getting into fistfights…that was John at his smartest, hottest and best? That wasn’t so long ago. Also, a year or so ago, he was just as Jason was earlier this year. As soon as he thought Liam wasn’t his, he was out the door. There was no compromise with him there. Now that he realizes his little boys actually did swim up Lake Natalie, NOW he’s a great father. [/quote] He lost interest in Liam soon after learning the truth, preferring to spend all his time with Tea. Then he went to Port Charles and has continued to show little interest. The Blair/John story was about Blair finding a real man, a man she could love, after being hurt by Todd. When John went back to Marty, Blair was written as the villain, and ultimately she let him go, telling him how great he was. Even when he dumped Natalie and his stringing Marty along caused her to almost kill Natalie and Kelly, he was never written as anything but a great guy. And now it’s the same crap with Sam. His latest damsel in distress. He is very similar to Jason, mostly in that he’s just a cardboard cutout held up by everyone around him. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 [quote=Carol2] Even when he dumped Natalie and his stringing Marty along caused her to almost kill Natalie and Kelly, he was never written as anything but a great guy. [/quote] How is that even possible??? You and I were certainly watching different shows at that time, because if you thought we were supposed to think he was a great guy, that was lost on me. He was a class A jerk, and I don’t know how anyone could see him another way. Log in to Reply Carol2 July 3, 2012 There were scenes immediately after Kelly and Natalie were almost killed where Dorian, Kelly’s aunt, made sure John knew he’d done nothing wrong. I couldn’t see them putting that in if we were supposed to think he was a jerk. Log in to Reply TV Gord July 3, 2012 Yeah, because Dorian’s not a self-serving, malevolent character. It’s not about what we’re SUPPOSED to think or what they may want us to think. Clearly from all the arguments that go on right here, we soap viewers have minds of our own. Regardless of whether some fans can justify certain behaviors of the characters they covet, the fact remains John McBain is no stranger to participating in infidelity. There’s no big shift in his character happening here, if it’s happening at all. Log in to Reply rapid_roman61 July 3, 2012 GH is offending me because (1) McBain was never such an incompetent cop that he needed help from the likes of Jason Morgan. There must be something in the Port Charles water that renders law enforcement personnel stupid. Beware Anna Devane! (2) This kiss is an affront to all of the OLTL Natalie and John fans. Log in to Reply jezza July 3, 2012 You are correct, TV Gord! Let’s not forget that when John and Natalie got together again, before she got pregnant, he was still with Marty. And Natalie slept with Brody the first time because she thought he’d chosen Marty over her. Since John’s debut on OLTL, except for his parting of ways with nuMarty when she was presumed dead, every single one of his girlfriends dumped him because they knew he was sniffing around someone else. So yes, regardless of how the writers intended to present him, his actions with Sam is classic John. Log in to Reply Tahanee July 3, 2012 That was a steamy slip-up! Someone please make that Mcbam moment a gif! Log in to Reply liason4real July 3, 2012 John spent all of his time with Kelly after he found out at the wedding that Liam was not his son. How many times did John basically toss it in Natalie’s face that he and Kelly were screwing all over town? Kelly was angry that Joey married Aubrey, and John was angry about the paternity lie and the two hooked up the same night of the aborted Jolie 2.0 wedding. Kelly dumped John five months later because she knew he was still in love with Natalie. Kelly/Joey reconciled and left town. John did not start hanging around Tea until after Victor died and he was already sniffing around Natalie. Sigh. I miss OLTL! John is always with one damsel in distress while sniffing around for the next one! Log in to Reply GHteenybopper July 3, 2012 EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKK MCBAM YESSSSSSS!!!!! Liz……step away from the douchebag! Log in to Reply soapfan616 July 3, 2012 Well for once in a very long time, a GH promo seems to be focusing on the right kind of stuff. Did they learn from the stagnant ratings for their Jason/Sonny/Todd heavy promos. Perhaps focusing less on mobsters/killers/gang rapists IS a way to attract viewers. I totally agree with the above comments about cheating/infidelity. Let’s face it: men (and a lot of women) cheat. On a show which has showcased killing as a suitable form of income, does a little making out bother me? Hell no. The only part I question about Sam is why she would go there at this point? Just raped. Just lost a baby. And now making out? But I can hardly complain because at least one woman is going with someone in town who isn’t a gang rapist, maybe rapist or serial killer. McBoring is ALMOST as emotionless as Jason. But dammit, who the hell isn’t sick of robo-Jason? I’m SO not a merger fan (if I wanted a hybrid, I’d buy a Prius) but McBoring is the one character from Llanview who brought something to GH that GH really needed; a male character who didn’t kill for a living or rape women to get back at his enemies. Jason + Liz: there are not enough words. Set Liz free! Give her a pack of birth control and send her over to Ewen’s. Starr + Michael: They are the most fast forward worthy couple on GH. No chemistry. No acting talent. Pathetically written. I’m not sure who could save this ill-conceived duo. They have the sex appeal of a hairless dog trying to hump a corpse. This is what they think will bring in young viewers over the summer? And although AG can’t be called young, he does seem revitalized playing the much sought after Luke. If I completely put thinking aside, it’s a treat to see AG and RM together. It’s a cartoon with punchlines. It’s about as shallowly written as Seventeen Magazine but I can’t help but enjoy. Should all these women be falling over Luke? Hell NO! Only the pen of a writer who’s never bothered to learn about or understand the female perspective would right such crap. But I’ll try to enjoy it for what it is: two great soap actors trying to make lemonade out of rotten lemons. But Kudos to ABC for giving us a gunshot free and Sonny free promo! Maybe someone cares after all. Maybe someone has decided that love in the afternoon is much better than gunshots and rape in the afternoon. Log in to Reply katclaws July 3, 2012 I have so little trust that the promos are no more than bait & switch tactics to get/keep viewers. Yes, I’m so jaded thanks to the old regime of Frons & Guza. I would love some real shaking up at GH… with GOOD writing & CREATIVE s/l’s. I’m hoping Cartini breaks out the magic pens at this point. I’d love me some classic LIASON & the former vamps, McBam (both couples have great chemistry & great pairing potential–hope the writers can see that & will capitalize on them ….. IF they write it RIGHT! I don’t mind SOME of the cast of OLTL in small doses like KA or FL ( but ME & RHo have won me over for FULL-TIME characters though) Not at all keen on the new teen sceen. If they could bring back baby Jake, I’d be over the moon! loved that little kid. JMHO Log in to Reply Carol2 July 4, 2012 [quote=soapfan616]I totally agree with the above comments about cheating/infidelity. Let’s face it: men (and a lot of women) cheat. On a show which has showcased killing as a suitable form of income, does a little making out bother me? Hell no. [/quote] It bothers me when there’s no reason for it in the writing. They didn’t even need to keep Natalie and John together. John didn’t care about her. He happily dumped Liam several times. Why is he even still with her if he’s whoring with another woman? As for Dorian, yes, she was often a dark character, but they used her as Kelly’s aunt to absolve John, not to say, “Dorian’s bad, so John is too.” Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.