Okay here is my take on the Easton matter. He does not need to play a new character. Rather he should be a re-cast Steven Lars or Tom Hardy Sr., especially with the later no one has seen him in years so the fact that he looks like Silas could almost be played as a joke. If he is Tom comes on as a good guy with a hard edge. He wants the COS of staff position because it is a family legacy. He hates Franco for being related to him and disgracing the Hardy-Baldwin name. He bounds with Scotty, his cousin. He becomes the moral center of the show and puts the hospital back in play. Yes he and Sam fall in love because the chemistry between ME and KeMo is awesome
If however he is some new character then I am afraid I am on the barge for good. Frank has no intention of ever letting us have General Hospital, he is still trying to remake OLTL. Here is a news flash Frank it was canceled. Get over it. I am at the point where I would rather Guza back. I may have hated the unholy three but at least two of them were grounded in GH history and the third was an organic GH character that grew to what he was and is over time.