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Dr. Silas Clay and Sam McCall are fictional characters and a fictional couple on the ABC daytime soap opera, General Hospital.


Silas was portrayed by Michael Easton from May 2013 to August 2015. Easton had previously portrayed Caleb Morley on GH's now defunct spinoff Port Charles, on and off, from 2001-03

The role of Samantha McCall was originated by former Baywatch star and Playboy's April 1997 Playmate of the Month, actress Kelly Monaco, who debuted on October 1, 2003.

Monaco had previously portrayed Livvie Locke on GH's now defunct spinoff Port Charles from 1999-2003 and was also Livvie's double Tess Ramsey from 2002-03.

In 2006, Monaco was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress category for her portrayal of Sam.


When they first met in May 2013, they didn't like each other at all (more on her side).

In July of 2013, It’s revealed that Sam's cousin, the late Kiki Jerome, is her aunt Ava Jerome's daughter was fathered by Silas, and not Franco Baldwin as originally thought.

The couple went to the 2014 Nurses' Ball together.

Sam ended their relationship in July 2014 because of Silas' then wife, Nina.

In 2015, Silas was murdered by Madeline Reeves.

It's revealed on April 9, 2020 that Nelle Benson is in fact Silas’s long-missing daughter with Nina. Previously, Sam and Nelle had been cellmates at Pentonville - and Nelle's son and Sam's godson was Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos.

It's revealed on April 8, 2022 that Willow Tait is in fact Silas' long-missing daughter with Nina and also Nelle's fraternal twin sister. Previously, Sam and Willow had been fellow Dawn of Day Cult members and Willow's son, the late Wiley Cooper-Jones, had been switched with Sam's godson, Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos.

This makes Wiley Quartermaine-Corinthos and the late Wiley Cooper-Jones not only Sam's godsons but Silas' grandsons as well.



Silas and Sam first met when Sam went to New York to look for Morgan. Silas was working at a hospital there and when Sam first saw him she thought that he was his brother, Stephen who had recently terrorized Sam and people close to her. Silas had a hard time getting her to believe that he actually wasn't Stephen.

When Sam finally believed him she told him about his nephew, Rafe who was then her foster son and how his parents had died. A shocked Silas responded coldly. Sam left the hospital shortly thereafter to continue looking for Morgan. Silas eventually shows put ing Port Charles, to which Sam and Rafe react negatively too. Silas also eventually gets custody of Rafe.

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