Soap opera crossovers have always existed in a universe where actors sometimes play the same character on two different series, while other times an actor moves from one show to another as a new character. In the case of GENERAL HOSPITAL, its 1997-2003 spinoff PORT CHARLES and ONE LIFE TO LIVE, actors are doing both. PORT CHARLES star Lynn Herring returned to GH in December and, according to a new story by TV Guide Magazine, the soap is going to address the fact that a lot of people in town look awfully familiar to Lucy Coe from her PC days.
On Monday, January 14, Lucy will drop by Kelly's Diner for some chow and spot John McBain, the good-guy cop that moved from ONE LIFE TO LIVE's Llanview played by Michael Easton, who previously played Caleb on PORT CHARLES.
[SPOILER ALERT ahead]
"She completely freaks and screams, "Caleb!" says head writer Ron Carlivati. "Later Kelly's character, Sam (Kelly Monaco; ex-Livvie, PORT CHARLES), 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.
"Our universes are colliding but this is no quick gimmick," Carlivati says. "This will kick off a nice little mystery story: Is Lucy crazy or is there something very real going on here? And, if she's crazy, why do John and Sam feel like they've met before?"
Ian Buchanan's Duke Lavery will get involved as well (Buchanan played vampire king Joshua Temple on PORT CHARLES).
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