Fang Bangers, Port Charles Style: General Hospital Revisits Caleb, Livvie and Lucy's Vampire Saga!






From the moment John McBain (Michael Easton) first crossed paths with Samantha McCall Morgan (Kelly Monaco) the pair had the sense that they had known each other before; perhaps in another life? Starting January 14, General Hospital will begin exploring an arc questioning whether FBI agent-turned-cop McBain and P.I. McCall are really their Port Charles' alter egos — vampire rocker Caleb Morley and his bitch goddess beloved Livvie!

TV Guide's Michael Logan has the scoop on what happens when former vampire slayer Lucy Coe first spies John:

She completely freaks and screams, "Caleb!" says head writer Ron Carlivati. "Later Kelly's character, Sam, comes out of the ladies room and Lucy think it's Livvie." Lucy goes into full slayer mode and stabs John. He's rushed to the hospital. She ends up in the slammer.

Oh, this is gonna be fun! Hey, and on a side note, Caleb Morley isn't a character licensed by Prospect Park...


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Oh no. I loved PC, and Caleb and Livvie (almost as much as I loved Alison and Rafe!) but I don't want any part of that on my GH!!! Lucy Coe's character could be used in much better ways than this and while I love McBam and want them together, not like this please!

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I love it!! This is gonna be so much fun!

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I applaud RC and FV for at least addressing the "Port Charles" continuity issues. Hey, even if it is for just a fun few episodes with Lucy, I appreciate it. It just shows FV and RC's dedication to the genre and it's rich history.

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Hell Yes...I only watched here and there but knew all of the plots and characters.

I like this and it's something soapy.

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I'm in like Flynn! maybe they can have Kelly Monaco potray Livvie full time just in case Prospect Park gets greedy and tries to grab Sam McCall too? ^_~

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I'm all for it! Say what you want but sometimes Soaps need a little comedy/craziness and this brings that. It feels like for so long GH was the soap that had none of that it was so so depressing.

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............not to sure I like the idea of this, it sounds ridiculously campy and stupid. The vampire references and the whole have I met you before stuff was annoying when McBain first came on the scene. Lucy should be used for something better than this

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Hey GH! Is that a shark you are jumping? The very same shark that made me give up on Lucy, Scott, and Port Charles in the first place? Why??

I have been enioying the lack of Sam and McPain on GH. It is the silver lining given to me by DWTS and Steve Burton leaving. Ugh!!!

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That's just so stupid. It really is. The Lucy on Port Charles was so far removed from the Lucy on GH. This is way to campy, it's stupid. I don't ever wanna have any of that Port Charles stuff acknowledge on GH. Bad enough they acknowledge Karen's death. Ugh. Do we really need that nonsense. Unless it comes out that Lucy spent some time being crazy & hallucinating all that vampire crap. It's still so stupid.

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Shark Jumping? This is the show that tried to freeze the world!

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If Sam is really Livvie but stupidly forgot that and her need to consume blood to survive, wouldn't she not only have an identical twin from Port Charles but also an identical stranger on some island. Would that mean she isn't Alexis' daughter or that Alexis' womb was really crowded and she forgot? I vote to free Alexis. Can vampires have babies? Free Jason Jr. as well!!!

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I know some fans are probably reading this thinking “What the campy heck!” but I think if done right this could be kind of a fun nod to PC. I’m going to see how it plays out before I pass judgement on this. I don’t think that we are going see vampires take over GH. I think that Cartini is just going to have a fun wink at the fact that PC had vampires running around while nobody on GH ever seemed to notice.

As for the rumor that they are making McBain really Caleb so that PP can’t have him - if that is the case then BRAVO. Maybe Cartini got wind that PP was going to start pulling their characters and they decided not to be pushed around. They already put the question out there whether or not Tim King’s character is Tomas from OLTL or Alcazar from GH. It’s possible they could be blurring the lines with John as well. Frankly if PP is trying to muck things up for GH when they can’t even get their act together, I hope Cartini does find a way to give them the middle finger.

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Ugh. I am not looking forward to this. How can Lucy be in the fight for ELQ, the funding and eventual Nurse's Ball AND a vampire slayer?

I'm sorry, I never watched Dark Shadows or PC because that wasn't my cup of tea. The entire vampire craze went right past me. I wasn't watching GH when they tried to freeze the world. Everything isn't for everybody, and this definitely isn't for me.

I can hope that when they air it, they balance the episodes with other stories...but since the ones that I was interested in was the NB and the ELQ fight....ugh....

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Why does this show need more bloodsuckers? It already has Connie and Starr, who suck the life out of every character they come in touch with......

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I doubt they are the PC characters but Could Sam be Livvie's sister. Could Alexis & Kevin hooked up all those years ago or maybe Alexis had sex with Kevin's twin, Ryan & Livvie & Sam are cousins?

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How did Port Charles end? Did Caleb get a happy ending or the Buffy dust treatment?

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Sorry, this sounds stupid. I'll let it pass if only done for a few episodes, but beyond that it will turn me off and make me wanna FF through such scenes....

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This is going to be fun! I see no harm in giving a tip of the cap to the former "Port Charles" show, and lending some humor to GH.

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If they will suck the blood out of Starr & leave, Fine! Otherwise, NO< JUST NO!!!!!

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I loved the vampires on PC, and definitely loved Caleb and Livvie.

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I have a feeling that they will just make John and Sam some sort of distant relation to Caleb and Livvie give them the "Star Crossed Lovers" treatment that Emily and Nickolas got back in the day and while there at it do a little wink wink nudge nudge to Port Charles no harm no foul and if they have to maybe just maybe use this as a way to turn John McBain into someone else.

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I LOVE IT!

And I'm happy Ron is going for it. Why would GH jump the shark with it??? That's the show that tried to freeze the world and that had an alien from out of space visiting the Scorpios. LOL
People need to take it easy and just go with the flow. Sit back and be entertained for once before screaming and shouting and falsely promising to turn off the TV.

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thrilled. they use the history and that always makes for good soap. thrilled!

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As a fan of "Port Charles" including the telenovela format, I'm hoping this will be AWESOME and am quite excited about this!

I certainly understand why some folks here think "it's stupid" or that it shouldn't be done, but "Port Charles" — for better or worse — took place within "General Hospital" continuity, complete with tons of crossovers in its early years prior to the telenovela format switch. To acknowledge or explore the "PC" connection to "GH" is great; it doesn't mean that Carlivati is bringing vampires and werewolves to "General Hospital."

I love the fact that in various ways Carlivati & Valentini have found opportunities to acknowledge the ENTIRE ABC soap universe, including "Loving" despite the fact that there are no characters on "GH" with a connection to Corinth to my knowledge. I don't see why "Port Charles" should not be a part of that, especially given the number of actors and/or characters that are directly tied to "PC" and the fact that — you know — the show was actually set in and called Port Charles.

Unfortunately, once again, a number of people are jumping the gun assuming this will automatically be bad or stupid or shark jumping, when in fact it could be quite fun. Time will tell.

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Oh I just love it. So glad they are giving a nod to "Port Charles." I don't think it's going to be a huge story arch, but I think it'll be fun to see.

Yes, remind me again how "PC" ended. Didn't Caleb and Allison marry? What happened to Livvie? Also, didn't Livvie already have a twin sister named Tess? Or was Tess just a good side of Livvie? What happened to Tess?

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I for one am excited about this development. GH has been so dark for years with all the MOB crap, it needs to perk up and I bet this will be a Memorial Day fun ride. People please remember when FV was on OLTL and they had the Role Reversal EPISODE. Todd was Vicki!!!! And please let us not forget all the singing on OLTL. GH needs this badly. OLTL was number one because teens and adults watched. Say what you will about the Ford brothers but they pulled in the gay male viewers and teen female viewers. FV and RC know what they are doing. I will seat back and enjoy the ride.

I trust the new direction GH is going. I hope PP does not character block gh. They may want Todd back on OLTL and RW may be willing to return to NYC. Only time will tell. As for TK he will end up being Alcazar.

On another note I hope that PP brings back Marty on OLTL reboot.

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I never watched Port Charles, so I hope I know what's going on. I know a little, but maybe I should read up on some of the history. I love all of the OLTL mentions that GH puts into the show, so I'm open to this. I'll wait and see before I judge the storyline.

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That is why a few months ago I went off on this site about some people who are hoping to sabotage GH. They call themselves fans but in all honesty they have not been with the show for thirty years like some of us. I remember when GH had a story line about a certain alien....So for me this is GH going back to the days of true soap drama delight. Delicious darlings....delicious.

Not for nothing but I think Joan Collins would of made an amazing Helena Cassidine but Constance does a good job.

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DonnyA2001 wrote:
Oh I just love it. So glad they are giving a nod to "Port Charles." I don't think it's going to be a huge story arch, but I think it'll be fun to see.

Yes, remind me again how "PC" ended. Didn't Caleb and Allison marry? What happened to Livvie? Also, didn't Livvie already have a twin sister named Tess? Or was Tess just a good side of Livvie? What happened to Tess?
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Allison married Rafe. Allison however was pregnant thru a one night stand with Caleb. Caleb told a shocked Livvie he knocked up Allison.

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Hate it!! We all know how well the vampires, slayers, angels, etc. did for PORT CHARLES. The show continued to lose viewers once it went the sci-fi route and was cancelled.

Carlivati needs to work on being original and not rerun or re-ron old stories.

I'm concerned this is going to do nothing but make my fave, Lucy look stupid.