They made us strain our necks hoping some dark-haired, sexy beast might take a bite, as Caleb and Livvie on Port Charles. Years later, they reunited on General Hospital as top cop John McBain and troubled mob mama Sam McCall, proving that, though a rare occurence, lightning can strike twice on soaps.
However, when a real-life legal dispute saw McBain having to beat a hasty retreat from fictional Port Charles—only to be replaced by grouchy doppelganger physician Dr. Silas Clay—we at Daytime Confidential started to wonder if Michael Easton and Kelly Monaco's previously palpable chemistry had disappeared. Oh we of little faith!
The slow-burning saga of Silas working to save the life of Sam's ailing son resulted in the emotionally-wounded widow and mother bonding with the doc, whose bedside manner initially made Nurse Epiphany (Sonya Eddy) seem pleasant by comparison. The moment Sam and Silas kissed, I was once again sold on the majesty that is an on screen pairing between Easton and Monaco.
That's right folks. I's done been converted! Pass the collection plate. I've seen the dark, smoldering light! My DC counterpart, Luke Kerr, however, still isn't feeling the pairing — a fact that is debated on the next Daytime Confidential podcast ad nauseum. Now we want to know where you stand.
Is the third time the charm for Easton and Kemo?