General Hospital: 12 Truly Disappointing Storylines
10. Bringing Back The Vampires
GH’s spin-off soap Port Charles had a ridiculous storyline that revolved around vampires. In 2001, Lucy Coe battled Caleb (the vamp) and he was stabbed through the heart with a stake. Fast forward to 2013, and Caleb somehow returned to GH. It’s hard to kill the undead and it’s actually hard for anyone to really die on a soap; however, bringing back the vampires a decade later was a huge mess. The entire storyline was confusing for many reasons, but the main one was that one actor (Michael Easton) played Caleb the vampire, his twin brother Silas, as well as another GH character known as John McBain, all at the same time.
9. OLTL Characters Invade GH
Speaking of Michael Easton, when ABC’s One Life to Life (OLTL) was canceled in 2012, it made sense to bring over some of the most popular characters from the show to another ABC soap, GH. Roger Howarth, Kristen Alderson, Kassie DePaiva, and Michael Easton made a new home in Port Chuckles, and GH viewers were excited about these new yet familiar faces. Sadly, Prospects Park filed a lawsuit against GH in 2013 as they had plans to re-launch the OTLT via a web network and GH was unable to use these characters in storylines. Meanwhile, the OTLT actors that were brought in were under contract. What’s a show to do? Well, everyone got a makeover. Michael Easton’s character of John McBain turned into Dr. Silas Clay; Roger Howarth’s Todd character turned into Franco; and Kristen Alderson’s Star Manning turned into Kiki Jerome. It was a big mess for a while until the new characters settled into their new storylines.