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Robert Palmer Watkins Let Go At General Hospital

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Another actor is exiting the canvas at General Hospital!  This time it’s Robert Palmer Watkins who has been let go in his role of Dillon Quartermaine.

On-Air On-Soaps can confirm the exit.  No final airdate has been revealed for Watkins. But with Robert’s exit, the Quartermaine family continues to shrink.

We understand the actor was completely taken by surprise by the decision made by the show.

Robert has been with GH since 2015, taking on the role of Dillon Q, first played by Scott Clifton (now B&B’s Liam).  Daytime Confidential leaked the news.

Watkins had been away from the ABC daytime drama series for the last month filming a role in the upcoming feature, Last Three Days. 

What are your thoughts on the news of Robert Palmer Watkins being pink-slipped from GH? Comment below.

 

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Jillie

WTH!!!

Max Daddee

Really, like what is up with these ridiculous casting decisions? First Rebecca Budwig, a huge loss to let her go. Now Robert. I was really looking forward to seeing his role grow over time. What’s all this about – to raise funds for Steve Burton’s salary? I never thought he was that great. Always seemed pretty lifeless to me. This is all absurd.

Willy Garza ( PartyWill )
Willy Garza ( PartyWill )

I deeply saddened by the latest casting & firing at Gh ..
Thanks alot for letting go of our beloved characters & actors !
You just lost a loyal viewer !

Suzie rm

Sad. Now the leading men are all Mobster, murderers or rapists. What happened to the show I loved?

Justin

Right! And, what happened to my favorite family, the Quartermaines.

Momtude

Yes, why are they getting rid of the legacy characters!? This focus on mob is a ratings killer- this isn’t the Sopranos- it’s a daytime soap-opera! I’m so sick of Sonny being shot, Sam falling off the stairs into fake Jason’s arms, Julian courting Alexis, mob mob mob and their mob mamas make for tired storylines. When fans said “lets get back to the hospital based relationship drama- we didn’t mean shoot up the mob and their gal pals and put THEM into the hospital! The core families and their exgtended characters should be the focus- it’s what works on the other Soaps—NOT Sonny and not Sam. If Soapsters want gritty street guys and gals they woudn’t choose to watch daytime TV! The Qs ( Monica, Ned, Dillon +) , the Webbers ( Liz and Laura +), the Baldwins/Spencers ( Scotty+ Luke+ ) — were all connected to//with hospital figures. That is why the Spencers/Scorpios/Cassidines worked. The Cassidine clan minus Nicolas is now a collection of mobbed up, criminal types. Horrible direction that is ratings suicide ( as shown BY ratings!) Bringing Steve Burton in to prop the mob-moll isn’t going to help since the core characters involved are just not interesting or hospital based- Steve’s connection to the story was his connection to Q’s and Webbers. THAT is what connected/endeared him to the viewers- the root of the affection to him. The emotional push/pull he always experienced, and we felt, to his past ( Monica/Liz) and the relationship to Sonny. . Sonny as one mob figure — fine- especially the family connection, but mob only storylines and Sam front and center is a snore. She doesn’t have the acting chops, she’s a one-dimensional mob- moll. Fine when she’s an ancillary character having an affair with Sonny/Jax/Lucky/Patrick but not main character material. She’s not a family type person and that is what SoapOperas are good at…sticking her in the Davis clan and then making the Davis clan mob isn’t working. You turn into a soap to see characters you can relate to navigating family situations. Most viewers can’t related to a con woman trying to play salt of the earth but continuing to dress in widow black and stilettos falling off stairs and eating at Noodle Buhhda. It’s too much focus on someone who can’t carry the load and with no real relationship to the core of the show’s origins.

Maureen R Hoeler

my favorite soap is doomed for extinction …all our faves are leaving 1 by 1…bad bad bad choices by TPTB.

Robert L

Ridiculous!!

tony

All these decisions lately are good. He was wooden and interesting. Bad recast to begin with. Couldn’t match the acting chops of the other Qs.

Tracy

Talented actor, always hate to lose someone that good, but they have not been utilizing him much lately. What does this mean for Kiki and the Quartermaines?

Patrick

shucks. I truly loved Dillon and Kiki…. I thought this was the perfect match for Kiki… when she finally made it out of the Corinthos orbit. this had all the making of true love. yeah, it was even a knight in shining armor . yes, I agree, what is so wrong with having a nice guy on the show ? even if he is a Q ? . nada , right?

I could always depend on RPW Dillon. when he’d show … it was with such a relaxed feel… that I’d never want to think I took advantage of his character and just assuming he’d always be with. argh!

ANYWAY: @Tracy .

Griffin is finally going to let loose ? when Ava asked him… do you ever feel temptation ? being so perfect ? etc… and Griffin responded , “who says I don’t? ”

that bee sting is more telling than we know. heat steam and then some just flew between Ava and Griff. It occurred to me that Griffin is going to get involved with the Jerome women…. this is, FINALLY a way for Matt Cohen, to break out.

FINALLY… there may be a lot of nay say… so be it.

i’ll take any thing.. just to see Ava out of the Sonny and Carly show.

i’m equally excited to see matt Cohen stretch his acting wing

hang on, Maura West is just starting it all up again.

rose

Patrick…Agree about the sweet” relationship between Kiki and Dillion. Sorry to see him go. Would have liked it if they had also built more on his artistic side since he doesn’t seem to be the corporate type Q.

I can see the attraction between Griffin and Ava, even though I don’t want it to develop into a full fledged thing. I’m sure Griffin sees the good part of Ava’s soul, and wants to heal and nurture that. But I wonder if flawed humans can attract. And we know Griffin seems to feel continuing guilt over being priest or doctor, and having broken his celibacy. Matt did show he could breakout during his scenes with Olivia Jerome and Anna in GH underground basement. Would like to see more of that also.

And finally, I know you like Liz, but just don’t see her with Franco. Especially since his return from NYC. She always seems to have a history of picking the wrong guy. But Franco! And then exposing “her boys” to to these revolving door relationships.

Patrick

@Rose.

hope you read this – i’m just not going to be jumping on the bandwagon with Franco and Liz this go round.

have I figured it out ? finally …

Roger Howarth does indeed have that it factor for smolder and take you in and off guard. yep i’d tango

HOWEVER: once he started right in with his own mumbo jumbo and his talkie talkie about chocolate brownies or what not ? and talking in the 3rd person… I just jumped off and decided who needs this ? certainly NOT Liz. I hope Franco gets lost in his art studio

SO…. TPTB can dispose of this … lauded pet. cya

time for Liz to return to her sophistication and dress her to the nines.. glammed up Liz needs to ready herself for a new man.

NOW… if he was like his premiere.. Todd + Roger Howarth .

otherwise… this is a lot of cache to WASTE

Scott (ATWT Fan)

This is absolute B.S. to me. Robert Palmer Watkins stepped into the role of Dillon Quartermaine, and absolutely made the role his own. Connecting the character with those from his past and then mixing it up with those currently on the canvas was a great way to bring him back to the Port Charles canvas. The pairing with Hayley Erin’s Kiki was great and provided some really great potential for a long-term pairing, but it’s apparent TPTB at Disney ABC Television Group do not know what they’re doing.

First, they fire Rebecca Budig and now, they’ve gone and fired Watkins. He deserved better, the fans deserved better and the character deserves better than this right now. If people could get Rebecca Herbst rehired, when she didn’t even have a storyline, then we can definitely get both Budig and Watkins rehired. I do wish him the best and am ultimately believing he would be an excellent recast for Kyle Jenkins on The Young and the Restless; his familiar similarities to the Abbott family would be excellent, and he would bring a lot to the Genoa City canvas!

Kevin C

I agree with you Scott that Robert Palmer Watkins would be a great addition to Y&R…I really like RPW and his dismissal from GH is a great loss…I know better things will come along for Robert and hopefully he will be picked up by Y&R…

Kevin C

BTW, I liked Dillon and Kiki as a couple…I no longer watch GH full time and I only check in from time to time…

jeanine girard

LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea for RPW as the new Kyle on Y & R!! Trade Tessa in for him, heck I’ll even throw in a few more dullards FREE!!

Patrick

RPW ; as a newbie

is a competent actor, and that’s saying alot in this day and age

he perfectly blended himself wholly in the cast and production

whats not to like?

@dmr.. he’d be a great Kyle

he would gell completely with Peter Bergman.

i’m getting heartsick about the Q and this show

I wish this man the BEST

Shelley and Frank : bitch slap

Mateo

I hope the Steve Burton hiring is worth knocking off solid cast members. Rebecca Budig and now Mr. Watkins. Robert Palmer Watkins has grown substantially as an actor. I am actually equally bummed about it. It’s time to focus on keeping the quality. I am glad that Will DeVry is able to stay and glad to see Roger Howarth back on the screen but it bothers me that solid talent such as Robert’s is being set free. I wish him well in his future endeavors but I would like to see him stay on the show.

Jimmy

To me, Robert never connected with the role the way Scott Clifton did. I didn’t take to his pairing with Kiki, probably because of the disaster of a character Kiki had been when she was paired with Morgan and that tainted her for me. I hope Hayley Erin is on her way out too.

I too am happy Will is staying because Julian is an important character tied to many stories. Roger, on the other hand, is a very talented actor but Franco is probably one of the worst characters daytime TV ever created. I wish they had cast him in a different role because I still can’t stand Franco.

As for Rebecca, I’m torn. While she is a fantastic actress and made Hayden a somewhat likable character, the writing was always either terrible or boring. She didn’t really pop until the last few months when her stories became interesting. Thankfully the door was left open for a return, but Hayden was also a fringe character with no ties beyond Liz and Finn (another fringe character), so I’m not terribly sad to see her go. It just sucks having to lose Rebecca.

Soaphound

I agree, Mateo. And we all know why he and Rebecca Budig were let go. This “biblical” return of Steve Burton sure has caused a lot of bad blood already, whether it’s the actual cause of the other firings or not. The timing is just too suspect.

MB

How much money does anyone think that Steve Burton makes? So let me get this straight, he gets Budig’s money, Watkins money, the money freed up from Tyler leaving, Jane Elliot’s, all that money that Geary made. Burton is one rich dude.

This Burton narrative is ridiculous. And yeah he gets paid, so does everyone else. Howarth bolts for three months and they chase him, why? Oh yeah, big star, huge fan base. Except last he was on during May sweeps, GH was averaging 2.3-2.4 million viewers and a demo in the 370-390 range. The ratings this summer during the “big star’s” absence? The exact same.And ratings should be lower in July, beginning of August than May sweeps. I wouldn’t just say Howarth has no impact, I’d say that since Summer ratings should be and always have been lower than May sweeps, the fact they are the same means ratings have improved without him.

But let’s pay Howarth instead of Tyler and other vets and get rid of legacy Quartermaine’s, and let’s keep DeVry and Stafford as well when they have no positive value on GH.

Rhonda

To be clear, Budig garners a steep price too but yeah, MB this totally sucks.
Bryan Craig is coming back (hopefully he doesn’t stay) and Steve Burton is coming back and that means more Sonny, Sonny, Sonny.
GH has become the Sonny station and I am sick to death of it.
I liked Kiki with Dylan and look how she is thriving without that albatross around her neck. In addition, we need more Qs, not less! I call foul on this one.

Charlene

Howarth did not bolt, he was in contract negotiations and GH policy is to take the actor off the canvas during those situations. Howarth settled just before the summer break and returned to filming after the break.

Lew S.

Mateo, I was about to write that! Possibly to pay for Steve Burton’s salary, which I am sure is hefty!!

Momtude

maybe that was their goal– bring back SB to spike ratings, dismiss actors to fire up the fans and when the SB storyline fizzles out ( he’s NOT the real Jason) and he goes fans won’t be too disappointed and will start to watch and appreciate the Billy/Kelly pairing. I don’t see their pairing helping the ratings at all- dismissing the past for Jason as Miller plays him/writers write him is keeping the ratings stagnant. Jason is a Q and his connection to mainstream characters and his personal respect for the past and his relationships are the core. It’s what pulled the heartstrings and kept us tuned in.

Patrick

He fit right in with, the “Q’s”

that; is no easy feat

he has one of the BEST coupling for the younger set. Dillon and Kiki.

it’s fun right now watching him with Ned Quartermaine.

Robert Palmer Watkins fit like a glove… just an instant comfort level.. that will be missed.

as a newbie , he couldn’t have “cost” that much… when you mess with his place on the show… you mess with much more than the actor… it’s like the Q’s are now near complete dismantle

if this show , w/ Steve Burton is back for the Corinthos. wasteland

Tomas Torquemada

Agree on all points.

Where are my Quartermaines?!!

Sal Piscioneri

agree too

Dave

It stinks. GH is moving the wrong way for sure!!!!!

Jimmy

To be honest, I never liked his portrayal of Dillon. He always felt very wooden, and seemed out of place with actors like Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson and Wally Kurth. Plus, he hasn’t had story for months now, so this isn’t much of a surprise. It is sad to see the Q clan continue to dwindle though. Ned and Monica are is the only ones left now, and they aren’t seen often. Maybe they will recast Dillon in the near future, or find a way to bring Emily or A.J. back – both characters should still be alive.

Hopefully he will take Hayley Erin with him, and Kiki can go off to med school. I’ve never liked the character or Hayley’s portrayal, and she is another fringe character that can be easily cut.

Soaphound

I wasn’t a big fan of Robert, but he was pleasant enough and a competent actor. He’s also quite easy on the eyes. Maybe that’s part of Mr. Burton’s return contract terms….no younger actor who’s better looking than he is can stay. Of course, the big stars (Roger Howarth, Billy Miller, Maurice Benard) wouldn’t be affected, but maybe they want the younger guys picked off. I’m sure SB can get just about anything he wants.

4ever DAYS

DAYS should cast him as Alex Kiriakis. He’d go from playing Wally Kurth’s brother on GH to his son on DAYS!

Ray

Love this idea.

su0000

OK—-
Robert is a talented young guy with other projects..
It’s good for him to get out and explore the many opportunities awaiting him…

And–
Dillion has been horribly written..
A handsome talented young actor/character has never had a story, he has been written as somebody to keep Kiki viable..

Dillon is a Quartermain and he should have had great Q stories and at the least bump Michael out and take over and be involved in Quartermain stuff.. But he was horribly written.

What a shame he was written into an awful boring blah relationship with Kiki.
Robert/Dillon could have rocked !

Shame on the writers, just shame they dismissed a Quartermain with their lazy writing and destroyed a young Quartermain by tuning him into a do nothing go nowhere no purpose Quartermain.. shameful indeed..

jaybird369

The firing of Robert Palmer Watkins…Y-E-T ANOTHER boneheaded move by TIIC at GH!!!!! Clueless imbeciles.

Dawn Hennessey

I have not words. I’m just so sad, and shocked….

Chaz

Gotta free up cash for $teve Burton to be paid. Who i$ next?

Steve

Unless the role is immediately recast (which I wouldn’t rule out), with Watkins departure, this would be the first time since 1977 that a charcter with the last name Quartermaine was not under contract on GH.

I don’t want to hear FV say the family still has a strong presence in PC, unless Steve Burton’s character has the last name Quartermaine. Milquetoast Michael Corinthos doesn’t count. Monica, Ned and Olivia are all recurring (and why is LiLo still in the opening credit mix?)

I’ll hold out hope for a big name Dillon recast. RPW brought out the best in Haley Erin. If there’s no recast, then what is Kiki’s purpose? The “fast track” medical school farce they mentioned recently? Please — the character could barely hold down a waitress job at the MC.

Charday

Hi. Didn’t occur to me that this is first time since 1977 that a Q has not been on contract. That’s too bad. I thought the same thing about Kiki and med school–GH will have her a doctor in two months…saving Sonny’s life, of course.

James R. Poissant

Someone is out to downsize the cast. I bet there will be more to come.

Phyllis Sizemore

It’s a dang shame. TPTB need to hear the fans. There are a few characters
we’d rather see go and believe me Dillion is not one of them.

aria

this sucks he is so handsome and talented, wtf is going on w/ this show? seriously all this for steve Burton? believe me he is not worth it…

Jamie

Stop getting rid of characters we love! Are you trying to do away with GH. We don’t want the new characters you’re bringing to the story if it costs us ones who belong. Is this the price we pay for having Steve Burton back?
Let’s see, Nik, Morgan, Hayden, Sean, Sabrina, and now Dillon? Why are you destroying the show? How do we even like the new characters when you do things like this?
How about bring Lucky back, instead of him being a dead beat dad.

Heidi

I personally do not like this decision. I like Robert Palmer Watkins playing Dilon he is a fantastic actor.I really wish the people that do the hiring and firing would listen to the fans. We are the ones who give this show ratings u take away all the good actors and actress u are not going to have any body watching the show. Please leave him wherected he needs to be on GH

mike

Dillon and Kiki are a great couple. Robert is great as Dillon,this is a mistake.The Q’s go farther downhill. More cost savings for Burton?

Pockets

Why watch the show at all anymore. The actors are dropping like flies. Nothing left to watch.

Laura

Done watching after 40 yrs. Ruined the show. Haven’t watched since spring. Sick of main characters gone or w stupid storylines. Next soap gone will be gh

Jimh

Mixed feelings here…He was a Q…i would had liked a fight between Micheal and Ned over running ELQ and had both Mike and Ned stunned and surprised when they find Dillion had secretly taken over without their knowledge…sure, he doesnt seem likely Dillion would run the business but you got to have these twists and turns!!!

Sissy

I want less mob, more Q’s!!! 🙁

Justin

Me too!!! But, that’s all this show and some of it’s viewers want, mob, mob, mob.

robbie

Shame to lose another Q. They didn’t really give him much to do tho. May as well 86 Kiki while they’re at it.

Mary SF

I am sad to see another Q character leave the canvas– but the truth is with the only Q’s left being the nice ones, (Micheal, Monica, Ned) the character Dillion is redundant — without one troublemaker Q to stir the pot– the Q’s will be the soap equivalent the Brady Bunch– (if you are too young to get the reference- google it)

If he is on contract and has been on back burner status for a while, I understand why the suits would want to use the money they are paying him toward paying someone who is on front burner status– yet I don’t understand why they couldn’t just put him on recurring status– which means they only pay him per episode not weekly

The fact they didn’t seems to suggest the show is continuing the focus to be on the mob families and the Cassadiines who are just a classier version of the mob

Jake

Who would you fire or not re-sign to keep RPW, SB, WDV, RH? I liked the character of Dillon, but I’ll take more MAC and Felicia over that character. Hire a cheaper Dillon to keep the Q on screen.

Timmm

Never a fan, good kid, wish him well. Looks like Frank is totally dismantling GH. Lets just shut it down, its disgusting! Kim Jong-Valenti!

JMER

Right. He’s completing dismantling it. I haven’t been watching for months because I saw it slipping deeper and deeper into the bad but this confirms that the Qs are not important or a priority on this show.

What next?

RPW was young, promising, cute and a good singer–they could’ve easily let him sing regularly on the show to attract a young audience and it’s something older viewers could enjoy too. But no, that’s way too much of a Classic GH/Classic DT Drama idea.

Charday

Sorry to see another Quartermaine go. He was a solid actor, but never given much of a storyline.

Rita

Watkins has grown and filled in nicely with the part he plays. But maybe this is just a chapter in his book of life. Maybe bigger and better things are coming for him. The writers seem to give him a second place person to play. I am excited that Burton is coming back but I hope it doesn’t push Bily Miller out of his position. I have come to like Miller and Sam together. Maybe Burton can hook up with Liz. I don’t really like Franco. I didn’t miss him one iota.

Elite Advisors

I too am shocked at this news… I thought the chemistry with Kiki was finally starting to click. Poor decision, and maybe it doesn’t have anything to do with the return of Steve Burton, but boy the way they are shaving good actors, there better be an extraordinary story line coming with a HUGE payoff.

The way they left the character of Hayden is absurd. Here she is pregnant with Finn’s baby and she is written off as an attempted embezzlement and running away … awful.

Rodd

I am seriously outraged by this decision!!! There is no good reason to get rid of a very talented young actor who also happens to portray a Quartermain!

WTH is going on over there at GH behind the scenes? Are they being asked to deliberately sink the ship?

Of course, it’s only natural that many are going to blame these recent firings on SB’s return. It’s time for someone in authority to step up and speak up and let the fans know what’s happening. People will not remain loyal viewers when there’s a senseless bloodbath of very talented actors. Loyal viewers will become occasional viewers and then once-in-a-rare-while-viewers until they no longer watch at all.

This is such a shame!

JMER

They’ve chosen the niche audience they want to write for and I am not it. I thought it best to accept it and move on. I did that once before when I was younger with hardly any looking back at all–with age I have gotten sentimental but no more.

Stacy

Horrible decision. Quality actor in a strong well-liked, popular couple on the show and a Q?? He and Wally have a great rapport – I don’t know what GH is thinking. First Rebecca Bud

Jennifer Mabry

Not happy that he is leaving. Robert is a great actor. This is a big mistake. The Quatermaine family is a staple of this show. Not a happy viewer one bit.

4ever DAYS

It seems he was let go playing a Dillon because of a return of someone who played a different Dillon…

Mister K

This is quite a surprise, given the Q’s were just getting their family back w/ Ned and Olivia and Dillon and Kiki. Mr. Watkins has done a great job, although with very poor storytelling by GH. Also, I really love the actress who portrays Kiki now, she brings great depth to the role. If the GH team reads these comments, please reconsider your actions. This is a great actor and your fan base likes him.
If you don’t mind….a few more general thoughts on GH.
There are several great actors at GH who have the simplest story lines. Im thrilled Lexi Answorth is getting a good script and her complicated story with her professor will come up again. Hailey Poulos is underused. She’s a remarkable actress and she is such a beautiful young woman. I watched her in the Lifetime movie and wow..she was incredible. Give her a story line that is front and center…hook her up with an older actor, maybe a 2000’s much updated Luke & Laura story. Speaking of L&L, how about giving Laura some good material. Finally, the outdoor shots at the park. Maybe seeing the palm tree’s in the background are not seen by the editors?? Or maybe we’re supposed to keep imagining that this place is nice. It looks like shady place. I love outdoor shoots…but can you take the show to someplace different?? please!
Thanks all, I hope you have a great weekend!
-me

gh'er

I have seen RPW on many interviews and he was always so proud talking about being a member of the GH family.

You don’t get rid of Quartermaines, for they are GH. (my opinion).

I don’t know what’s going on at GH, but they need to get it together, reel soon.

dmr

Why is a Quartermaine character being let go? Although, I didn’t care for Dillon’s reentry into Port Charles, and I could care about the Kiki character (UGH), I actually like RPW’s portrayal as Dillon Quartermaine. I think he has great comedic chemistry with Wally Kurth, and I think the character had potential. The only saving grace for me would be if Dillon took Kiki with him!

dmr

*could care less about the Kiki character*

dmr

I wish the insipid Lulu and her keystone cop/detective would be sent out of Port Charles-UGH, Michael and Nelle, too-boring! We were just starting to see a little more of the Quartermaine Family with Ned and Olivia just married…

Timmm

Amen dmr. Dante is horrible and he ONLY rides one ass and thats Sonny’s! Why isnt he tough on any other criminal he arrests!

Maureen Lynch

I honestly don’t understand this move. Very frustrated with GH right now. I would love to see an actual soap opera contract, why have one if you can be let go at anytime?

Andrea Hofer

This is truly unbelieveable. I see no reason to let go a young, talented, hot actor in a working couple story. This is GHs dumbest move yet. It is like they wanna deliberately scare away the viewer. Worst decision yet.

Michael

Besides for the fact that I HATE that the Q’s will see their ranks thinned out further…I think GH has completely missed the boat on this choice. He’s a great actor. He came on extremely strong and somewhere along the line, the writers chose not to focus on him. They’re getting lazy again … focusing primarily on Sonny, Carly, Jason. Every other character and storyline no longer matters. There’s a lot they could have done with the actor/character.

Rebecca1

Very disappointed. Loved this guy from the beginning. He and Kiki are great together (if she’s single again I predict they pair her with Griffin…who seems to be interested in Ava… who will probably be paired with Nicolas when he comes back…thus freeing up Kiki for Griffin. Until Morgan comes back. Ah, soaps.

Sigh. Hate losing Robert Palmer Watkins! Thought they were filling the Q house back up; not depleting it. Might as well give it to Spencer!

Patrick

some one posted they haven’t been utilizing Dillon. and I hadn’t thought about that… and it’s true.. after the Nurses ball when he and Kiki nailed their number.
it was so sexy as they were walking back to the hospital as she had to get back to work.

then it was goodbye to Mom Tracy. then we see him hamming it up with Ned and Olivia .

be that as it may: I depended on him… what an upstart nice good guy. who was never given a story . so what.. that just proves how much he gelled with the cast as a whole. the writers wasted a golden opportunity.

it’s been NEAT watching Matt Cohen mix with the Jerome women. and totally off guard, no? much to Anna chagrin.

I thought.. oh no.. it’s happening… he’s falling for Ava.. it doesn’t even matter what she looks like… it’s all about her spirit and energy. which is always full throttle.

dang it tho.. if this is the time for Matt Cohen to break through… so be it

I truly hope they don’t go the mother daughter MIX like they did with Morgan. altho it crossed my mind. Kiki does not need to be duped again by her own mother.

if the recast Nick returns… ( I don’t get that yet .. let go that easy of Tyler Christopher? ) oy! oh well… from what I’ve seen of Ava and Griffin… hotted out

I didn’t see that with the temporary recast of Nick.

so… that being said.. i’d MUCH rather see how Griffin and Ava mix.

I do not want to see Morgan return… even if he must just to shut up Carly and Sonny. as it would put Ava and Kiki right back in to the dullard Corinthos’ orbit.

it’s a slap in the face to the LONG TIME VIEWERS. what is happening to the Quartermainia. all we asked for is the longevity of the one core family. I adore Monica… as I’ve posted… she never lets the audience down. with Tracy gone.. TPTB thought it that easy to FIRE one ? they are not writing for so many

i’d say the audience as a whole is “waiting” with ready arsenal.

Rebecca1

Patrick..by the way. There’s a petition going around online to keep Robert. They have almost 3000 signatures! If you want to sign just google for the petition. Every sig helps!

Shay

By the way, for anyone thinking of signing this petition to help Robert? I happily did likewise for Michael Easton, and was pleased with the eventual results, but keep in mind that if you don’t like spam, putting your contact information on such a petition will most likely spur on a plethora of emails from all and sundry other signature seekers in your inbox!..Iin my case, it was primarily crazy cat causes that clogged up my spam list for quite awhile before these people got the message that I was sooo not interested! Hence whilst I truly wish Robert luck, there is no way I will put myself through such a “cat-astrophic” ordeal again!

Rebecca1

@Patrick, or anyone else interested in signing the petition to keep Robert Palmer. Fear not, as another posted above, about spam if you sign a petition. Change.org is a great online venue to let your voice be heard, as many of you probably already know. There have been some wonderful petitions on everything from healthcare, charitable organizations, animal rights, etc. Runs the gamut. Sometimes it makes a difference, sadly, other times, not. But it’s nice to have a voice and the opportunity to effect change.

I think there are simultaneous petitions to keep RWP, one in the U.S. one in Canada which started later. You can sign both, I believe. The one started in the U.S. is almost up to 4000 signatures.

Just an fyi, if anyone would like to sign.

Shay

For the record, when I obliquely referred to “all and sundry signature seekers,” I was speaking of practically every leftist organization one can imagine and then some….yes, the kittycat nonsense was the absolute worst, but there were enough others of the usual suspects pushing their liberal agendas wanting the public’s money and support….so, if that is your thing, then have at it. But if you don’t, then YES! Be forewarned….and cybertread very carefully, because these groups and their propaganda are a gross imposition once they get your web address!!!!

Patrick

I forgot to add; thank you for posting

about Parker and Kristina… it is in the news for “underage”

this is more than a distraction.. these are two GOOD solid actors

I am looking forward to this . altho I was already completely put off.. by Alexis telling her college aged daughter she had to drop her class… or however it played out.

Ashley Jones and Lexie Ainsworth. the best

Rebecca1

Hi Patrick,

You’re welcome! I think people just see the teacher/student thing without realizing these are two consenting adults. Nothing inappropriate…other than the obvious which would be cheating on a spouse or influencing Krissy’s grades.

Howeva, dear one, 🙂 … we do part on liking this couple. I really don’t feel them. They just look like mother/daughter to me and their interaction still FEELS like mother/daugher or student/teacher. I think they’re completely mismatched and they don’t work for me at all. If they decide to keep this couple and develop their rapport, perhaps I’ll change my mind but right now I honestly cringe when I see them.

You know who I could see Krissy with??? Valerie! Ha! If Val was bi, I think they’d make a cute, fun, sexy/flirty couple!

kmayne

I wonder how many more actors will be let go to compensate for the return of Steve Burton

Annalee

Rob is such a kind person. He did justice to Dillon!! I don’t want to see him off the PC canvas
But….I think he is headed for more major career driven goals. I wish him everygood vibe out there!

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GH Preview – Week of May 28, 2018

GH: Will Drew Discover His True Past?

Coming up on General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) searches for his memories and decides that he wants Andre (Anthony Montgomery) to prepare to move ahead with the high-risk request to strip him of Jason’s (Steve Burton) memories so that he can retrieve his own.  Will Drew be able to get his life back?

Then, though Carly (Laura Wright) did not intentionally push Nelle (Chloe Lanier) down the stairs, Diane (Carolyn Hennesy) convinces her that her best chance at freedom is to enter a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.  As a result, Carly expects to be sent to a mental institution rather than prison, but what will happen? Here are more teasers for next week’s General Hospital.

Monday, May 28

An encore presentation for Memorial Day.  Episode 14035. Original air date: 4/13/18

Tuesday, May 29

Carly snaps

Wednesday, May 30

Peter has leverage

Thursday, May 31

Valentin tries to defend himself

Friday, June 1

Jason offers words of encouragement

So, do you hope Drew regains his memories once and for all?  Has Carly got herself in so much hot water that the only place for her to go is straight into a mental institution when she’s perfectly fine?  Share your thoughts on the most intriguing storylines on General Hospital via the comment section below.

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GH’s Laura Wright and Wes Ramsey Talk Their Love Connection & The Demands Of Daytime

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After presenting for the first time together, at the 45th Annual Daytime Emmys since they’ve been a couple, Laura Wright (Carly) and Wes Ramsey (Peter aka Henrik) of General Hospital have certainly been in the throes of a romantic, fun, and cherished relationship. The two former stars of Guiding Light reconnected last year at Emmy time. Now, sharing their over one year anniversary, Michael Fairman TV caught up with Laura and Wes to get some insight into what makes their relationship work amidst the hustle and bustle, and pace of both being on a network television daytime drama series, and with the pressures of Hollywood where often relationships between two actors seem to start hot and heavy but then fizzle out.

If you caught this week’s GH, you witnessed that the town of Port Charles has found out that Peter is the notorious Cesar Faison’s son, and the ramifications that will be felt for weeks and months and potentially years to come. Meanwhile, Carly is in all sorts of trouble, thanks to naughty Nelle (Chloe Lanier). Nelle is making Carly look awfully unstable and what happens next could change Carly’s life forever.

So, what do these two lovebirds have to say about their relationship and their passion for working on the soaps? Check out what they had to share below. 

Wes, you had met Laura originally years ago on Guiding Light.

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Wes: Yes, 15 years ago in New York.

And what did you think of her then?

Wes: Well, I was smitten, but I had to keep it to myself.

You had to keep it under wraps, huh?

Wes: Yep!

Laura: I was married then.

Wes: She was pregnant with her second child.

Laura: And he’s a good Kentucky boy.

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Wes: Uh-huh! But we would run lines in the green room and I would try very hard to make sure she didn’t catch me staring at her… too often. But we laughed, and had great conversation.

Laura: I would always say, “Wes, will you run lines with me?,” because I would want to run my lines.

Wes: We never had story together, but she always knew I was game to hang out with her for a moment.

It’s good when you’re in a relationship with someone and you can laugh with them. You seem to be able to do that a lot!

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Laura: Oh, gosh. I think that’s all we do.

Wes: Yes, yes, yes, yes…

Laura: Like, we belly laugh. It gets to the point where people would think we were ridiculous. We’ll say things and just think it’s the funniest thing ever and people would be like, “You guys have a problem …” and we’re like, “Yeah.” (Laughs)

Laura, and then he comes back into your life years later…

Wes: That’s right, it was Emmy weekend 2017.

Laura: I totally was not expecting it at all. Even when I gave him my number I walked away going “huh…”

You mean you thought he wouldn’t call?

Laura: No, I didn’t feel that… because he hit on me hard. He’ll tell you that.

Wes: I still am hitting on her.

Laura: I remember I walked away quick after he got my number. I was like, “Oh, my God … I gotta go.”

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Wes: There was an assertiveness on my part that was for sure 15 years in the making. I did not expect to run into her. I also did not expect for her to tell me that she was recently single. In that split second, it was one of those, “stop the presses!” moments. Like, you need to give me your number, I’m taking you to dinner.

Laura: I go, “Oh, be quiet! Are you like, 32, because I can’t do that.” (Laughs)

Wes: And I said, “Far from it.”

Laura: He’s like, “I’m getting ready to be 40.” And I’m like, “I can do that!”

Then, on top of all of this, Wes, you land a primo role on General Hospital. That of Henrik aka Peter, Cesar Faison’s son.

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Wes: Yes, a dream come true.

Laura: I’m going to jump in and say it’s a role that he worked all on his own for. He had to screen test against 8 plus guys, 3 different auditions, 2 different days.

Wes: That’s true.

Laura: I can’t say strong enough that the best actor got the role. Meaning, Wesley is so talented and has the ability to give this character the depth, and emotion, and layers that it needs to tell the story that needs to be told. I just think he’s incredible.

So, did you know from the get-go who you were going to be playing?

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Wes: I did not.

Laura: I did! (Laughs)

Wes: I’m thrilled that the writers have been giving me such incredible material to dive into.   Each month that goes by, it becomes more and more complex, and more and more layered and intense. I love the depth… I love the conflicts… I love the humanity… I love the desperation… I love the psychology behind it. It’s a very interesting story and a great journey to tell.

Laura: I was getting ready to say, where you mentally have to go to be the son of Faison and Anna Devane (Finola Hughes)! To blend that together is amazing. It’s incredible to watch.

You used to run lines together on Guiding Light. Do you run lines together now on GH? It’s like a full circle moment.

Laura: We do, and we carpool.

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Wes: Something we were trying to manifest together. We thought it would be a lot of fun to work together one day.

Laura: The last week we worked, we didn’t. He worked all afternoon. I worked all morning. I was like, “Are they doing this on purpose?” I was so mad! I was like, “Why are you in the afternoon everyday?” (Laughs)

Wes: She lost her chauffeur. (Laughs)

Laura: I did! He always drives us to work. I also love when we both have afternoon calls, because we love having mornings together. So, I didn’t get my morning, nor did I have my chauffeur!

So, two actors can have a good relationship? You see so many Hollywood relationships with actors and they go bust. But that’s not always the case …

Wes: Oh, my God, yes.

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Laura: I’m going to say this; I think I can see it being more difficult for daytime

actors, because the work we do is so intense. I know the weeks he’s getting ready to go into, and I’m getting ready to go into. Where we go emotionally and psychologically to tell these stories, on the level that we tell them, as quick as we tell them, you kind of have to become really in a headspace. The fact that we can …

Wes: … the long hours …

Laura: Yes, and exhaustion! You really have to go, “Wow! It’s not about me right now. It’s about us individually as actors.” Thank God, we know the workload. I know what he’s getting ready to go through.

Wes: I have always had so much respect for Laura’s work. On Guiding Light, I’ve always been in awe of what she’s capable of doing. So, the level of respect is obviously there. But also, the understanding whatever it is that you need from a personal assistant in one moment… or a life partner in another moment … or a best friend in moment … or whatever it is in order to get through the day-to-day and the week-to-week, so we can do what we love to do. We know we’re very lucky to have the opportunity to do what we love.

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Laura was such a great co-host on my Soap Nation Live! Daytime Emmy Nomination Specials, in particular when she talks about acting. It’s so rewarding to hear the other actors who are guests on the show listening to what Laura has to say about her craft and respecting the hell out of her.

Wes: Without a doubt. You can’t watch her work and not be in awe. It speaks for itself.

Laura: I just love the journey of going to the places that we go; to bleed for it.

Wes: Leave it all out on the floor.

Laura: I know that process. So, when I see another actor that’s bleeding, I just bow to them, because I know what it takes to go there. I know the work that Wesley does. When I see that he’s spent at the end of the day, I’m like, “Babe, I so get it.” So, I can see where it could be really difficult for people that haven’t been there, because it’s a lot of work and you’re spent. It’s hard! For us, that works.

What do you think of Laura and Wes’ love connection? What do you think of the latest developments for GH’s Carly and Henrik? Comment below.

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GH Nurses’ Ball 2018 Conclusion: Anna Learns Henrik Is Her Son, Maxie Has Her Son, Ava Wows, Mike & Sonny Duet!

In the most moving and exciting episode of this 2018 GH Nurses’ Ball, all roads lead to the truth about Henrik and how he is really living his life as none other than Peter August (Wes Ramsey).  First, Robert (Tristan Rogers) who has punched out by Valentin (James Patrick Stuart) on stage drags him outside of the ballroom for his part in the cover[up.  Robert is worried about Anna’s (Finola Hughes) safety. Nina (Michelle Stafford) confronts her husband about how long he’s known who Henrik is.  She later figures out why he has been trying to whisk her and Charlotte out of the country.

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Onstage Mike (Max Gail) takes a mic, and makes a moment of saying he has Alzheimer’s and then launches into the song he remembers,“The Summer Wind.” As he sings, he imagines being accompanied by a big band as he proceeds to deliver a showstopper.  Suddenly, in reality, Mike is lost and disoriented … scared he stares around at the audience.  Sonny (Maurice Benard) gets up to the stage to help his dad by cluing him into the lyrics.  Sonny sings with Mike and gets him through the song.  They receive a standing ovation.

Ava (Maura West) who is preparing to perform her number comes across a moment between Kiki (Hayley Erin) and Griffin (Matt Cohen) backstage where they are in a hug.  Little does Ms. Jerome know that Griffin was consoling Kiki after her lewd run-in with Dr. Bensch (James DePaiva).   Then it is Maura West, who truly brings down the house for this year’s ball with her Ava’s rendition of “You Don’t Own Me.”  That tune was certainly a nod to all those that Ava feels have wronged her.  Yup! Sonny, Griffin and Kiki we think are some on her list!   Dressed in a white pant suit and accompanied by a bevy of male dancers, West knocked the interpretation of the song out of the park, to make it work for her character and the Nurses’ Ball.

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Elsewhere, Maxie (Kristen Storms) has gone into labor, and Peter is right there safely delivering her baby boy. Maxie is taken by paramedics to the hospital, while Peter calls Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) at Maxie’s urging to let him know what happened.  Spinelli has just found out, through Sam (Kelly Monaco) and Jason (Steve Burton) that Peter is Henrick!

Anna is walking into a trap on the pier as she waits for Henrick. When he appears, he has no idea that Anna is his mother, and thinks it’s all been a set-up.  He points a gun to eliminate her once and for all, but Anna says she has something to tell him.

The Nurses’ Ball concludes with a touching finale of “Champion” featuring: Epiphany (Sonya Eddy), Felix (Marc Anthony Samuel), Bobbie (Jackie Zeman), Amy (Risa Dorken) and the other nurses.

So, what did you think of the final episode of the GH Nurses’ Ball 2018?  What did you think of the musical performances? Do you think Maxie’s baby will be OK? Will Anna be able to tell Henrik that she is his mom? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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