Port Charles

ABC (ended 2003)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 7 : Ep 89

    Ep. #1626

    Aired 10/3/03

  • S 7 : Ep 88

    Ep. #1625

    Aired 10/2/03

  • S 7 : Ep 87

    Ep. #1624

    Aired 10/1/03

  • S 7 : Ep 86

    Ep. #1623

    Aired 9/30/03

  • S 7 : Ep 85

    Ep. #1622

    Aired 9/29/03

  • Cast & Crew
  • Lynn Herring

    Lucy Coe

  • Jon Lindstrom

    Kevin Collins

  • Thorsten Kaye

    Ian Thornhart (2000-2003)

  • Brian Presley

    Jack Ramsey (2000-2003)

  • Kelly Monaco

    Olivia "Livvie" Locke (2000-2003) / Tess (2002-2003)

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  • show Description
  • More romance. More intrigue. More adventure. More than ever, daytime viewers got what they ask for in this, ABC Daytime's "telenova style" drama, Port Charles, a spin-off of the award-winning drama series General Hospital. Port Charles made its debut with a two-hour, primetime special on Sunday, June 1, 1997. Created by the production team from General Hospital, Port Charles delivered the same exciting mixture of romance, suspense and adventure. On Monday, December 4, 2000, Port Charles launched a new kind of storytelling with the thirteen-week story arc format. Fate, the first in the succession of "books," kicked off with over one million viewers watching. The third book, Tainted Love, which launched on June 4, 2001, with a vampish twist, successfully intrigued young viewing audiences across the nation. Port Charles focused on the romantic lives, loves and adventures of several popular characters that originated on General Hospital, and the dynamic young doctors who strove to balance their demanding careers with their tumultuous personal lives. During the show's time on the air, Port Charles received several Daytime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series (2003) and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kin Shriner's nomination in 1998 and Thorsten Kaye in 2003). The show garnered its first Daytime Emmy in May 2000 for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. In addition to numerous Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, Kin Shriner received the 1999 award for Outstanding Male Scene-Stealer and Jon Lindstrom took home the 2000 award for Best Supporting Male. The show has been recognized by the ALMA Awards, the Prism Awards, the Casting Society of America, Center for Disease Control and the Young Star Awards. In 2000, Port Charles won the Media Access/Disability Awareness Award for the third year in a row. The show was taped in Los Angeles. In the later years, Julie Hanan Carruthers was the executive producer of Port Charles. Husband and wife James Harmon Brown and Barbara Esensten served as the head writers. The show aired the following twelve books: Book 1: Fate (premiered December 4, 2000) Book 2: Time in a Bottle (premiered March 5, 2001) Book 3: Tainted Love (premiered June 4, 2001) Book 4: Tempted (premiered September 3, 2001) Book 5: Miracles Happen (premiered December 3, 2001) Book 6: Secrets (premiered January 2, 2002) Book 7: Superstition (premiered April 1, 2002) Book 8: Torn (premiered July 1, 2002) Book 9: Naked Eyes (premiered September 30, 2002) Book 10: Surrender (premiered December 30, 2002) Book 11: Desire (premiered April 2, 2003) Book 12: The Gift (premiered July 7, 2003) There were a total of 1626 episodes that aired during the show's run, including the special two-hour pilot.moreless

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (355)

    • "I'm not in love, so don't forget it... " -Port Charles promos using this book's theme music.

    • "If I could save time in a bottle, the first thing that I'd like to do... " -Port Charles promos using this book's theme music

    • "Tempted by the fruit of another... " -Port Charles promos using this book's theme music

    • "Very superstitious, writing's on the wall... " -Port Charles promos using this book's theme music

    • "Mmm mmm, something's comin' over me. My baby's got a secret... " -Port Charles promos using this book's theme music

    • Jack: There's so much I wanted to say to you. Livvie: Shh. I know. I know. Jack: There's so much I wanted to do with you. Livvie: And we still will. Everything we talked about. Jack: Promise me... Promise me you won't be sad. Livvie: Jack, don't talk like that. You are going to be okay, okay? Jack: I love you so much. Livvie: Don't. Don't do this. Don't you dare die on me, Jack, no. No.

    • "You mean Miss Hooterville?" -Casey to Jack, when he mentions Livvie is his girlfriend.

    • "Are you actually asking me if I'm a space alien?" -Newcomer Paige to Lucy

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    Notes (227)

    • Stuart Damon (Alan), Leslie Charleson (Monica), Brad Maule (Tony) and John J. York (Mac), cross over from General Hospital for the pilot episode of the spin-off series.

    • Kin Shriner (Scott), a former General Hospital regular, reprises his former role in this episode. He last appeared on GH as Scott on December 22, 1993 and makes his first return as Scott in this episode.

    • Jennifer Hammon reprises the role of Karen Wexler, a former General Hospital character (previously played by Cari Shayne), in this episode.

    • Rachel Ames (Audrey), the longest-running General Hospital cast-member at this time, appears in the pilot and subsequent episodes and is credited as regular on Port Charles while subsequently continuing her role on GH.

    • Lynn Herring (Lucy) and Jon Lindstrom (Kevin) transplant their General Hospital characters to the spin-off series in this episode.

    • The spin-off series of General Hospital officially began with this episode- a 2-hour TV-movie that aired on Sunday, July 1, 1997 at 9:00 p.m. The series would move to its regular timeslot the following day.

    • Stuart Damon (Alan) crosses over from General Hospital.

    • Pat Crowley makes her first appearance as Mary Scanlon, mother of Frank and Joe. Crowley had appeared on General Hospital as Mary shortly before the premiere of Port Charles.

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    Trivia (3)

    • Thorsten Kaye's character is supposed to be the brother of Patrick Thornhart, the character he previously played on One Life to Live.

    • The lyrics to "Surrendor" are: Bring the light. Bring me back to life. You're the dream, I sleep with every night. Don't try to hide. Don't try to fight. Just close your eyes, and bring the light. 'Cause I've been dying for this moment. Just give up so we can meet again. Eternity is calling, forever in your hands. If only you will surrender, Olivia Surrender, Surrender Surrender, Olivia.

    • Caleb let himself into Alison's house and stood over her while she slept on the couch. However, in the book Tainted Love, it was clearly established that a vampire can not enter one's home unless invited in. In this case, neither Ali nor her mother invited Caleb in, so how was he able to enter?

    Allusions (4)

    • (After drinking the water Chris mistakenly believes he's become a vampire) Chris: I'm Dracula. Nosferatu. I'm Lestat.

      Dracula, Nosferatu, and Lestat are all famous fictional vampires.

    • Kevin (to Caleb): Well, Houdini? You took her away from me to bring Livvie back, so what happened? This alludes to Harry Houdini, a famous magician and one of the greatest escape artists ever.

    • Joshua: Uh uh uh. Now, you are skating on thin ice, you and your slayer. Small-time version of Nick and Nora Charles. And now you're making such wild accusations.

      Nick and Nora Charles are characters in Dashiell Hammett's novel The Thin Man. Nick is a retired private detective and Nora is a wealthy woman from a family of snobs.

    • Stephen Clay: "Can you hear me now? Can you hear me now?"
      Stephen mocks Rafe, who has called Alison's cellular phone, by reciting the Verizon Wireless catchphrase.

  • Fan Reviews (7)
  • "Port Charles" started off slow as a traditional soap about a hospital but was reinvigorated when it broke from the traditional soap mold in telling supernatural storyline arcs with a beginning, middle and ending, similar to Mexican novelas.

    By radrobd, Sep 03, 2006

  • Best and most underappreciated soap ever!

    By dysss, Sep 20, 2006

  • "Port Charles" is a soap that took daytime TV to a whole new level.

    By heroesboy08, Aug 25, 2008

  • This is a great show with memorible characters, great polt lines, and amazing twists. Unforgettable scenes in this great soap opera spin- off!

    By TVwatcher11, Aug 10, 2006

  • Port Charles was never a true “Soap Opera”. It was a dynamic, unpredictable, romantic, supernatural story that kept you spellbound with every episode. It was only a one half hour show, but it was packed full of an entertainment beyond words.

    By Juliet_at_heart, Apr 05, 2006

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