Cast comings and goings are par for the course in the soap opera world, but it’s always interesting when a rumor goes around while a character is in the middle of a storyline. The Daytime Confidential podcast has been dropping major hints that Michael Easton is departing from General Hospital.
While Daytime Confidential host Jamey Giddens confirmed that Roger Howarth has signed a new contract, he revealed that “there is another one, though, another big get that might be on the way out.”
He also teased, “I ain’t gonna tell you who.”
Fans took to Twitter and bombarded Giddens with guesses, but it took a Homer Simpson clue for everyone to narrow it down to Easton, who plays drug addict Hamilton Finn.
While the exit seems to be in limbo, Giddens alluded to the fact that this is all Easton’s doing. He wants to get the heck out of Port Charles.
Now it's not a done deal but...yeah. This cat wants to get GHOST!— Jamey_Giddens (@Jamey_Giddens) May 23, 2017
Easton returned to GH in March 2016 as a new character after his former GH character, Dr. Silas Clay, was killed off in the summer of 2015. Since he’s only been back for 15 months, it is an unusual move since he’s involved in a pregnancy storyline.
Another plot twist to the mystery is the possibility that former GH head writer Ron Carlivati, who is now at Days of Our Lives, is the one stirring the pot. Could he be bringing Easton's Tanner Scofield back to Salem?
Easton last played the role in 1992, but DOOL has been going on a casting revival with the return of Alison Sweeney and Chandler Massey. However, Easton’s possible return is one rumor that has very little substance behind it.
There are so many delicious soap mysteries to ponder over the long weekend. Will Easton stay in or go from Port Charles, and does his bus ticket send him over to Salem?
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