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Ashton Arbab Says Farewell To General Hospital: “It Was Such An Honor To Have Worked Alongside Of Such Talented Actors”

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Yesterday, viewers of General Hospitals witnessed that as a result of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib; it meant the end of the road for a couple of characters.  One of those was Dev, and thus ends Ashton Arbab’s over two-year run in the role.

In key scenes, Dev dies in the ambulance ride to the hospital and thanks Sonny (Maurice Benard) for making him a part of the family and tells Sonny to tell Josslyn (Eden McCoy) that he is sorry.  Will Sonny recall what Dev said and pass that on to Joss? Will anyone figure out Dev’s duplicity in keeping Joss and Cameron (William Burton) apart? Stay tuned.

Meanwhile, Ashton took to Twitter on Tuesday and shared these words of praise and ‘thank you’ for his time on the ABC daytime drama series.

 

Arbab expressed: “I am forever grateful to Producer Frank Valentini and Mark Teschner (casting director, GH) for this amazing opportunity. It was such an honor to have worked along side of such talented actors and I’m beyond blessed for your friendship. Most of all thank you General Hospital fans.”

So, what did you think of Dev being killed-off? Will you miss Ashton? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.


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I’m going to miss everyone they’re getting rid of. I’m seriously losing interest in the show I’ve watched for decades

I agree, dev and Dillion were making a new storyline with their parts, and the crap going on with Sam yes she changed when Billy Miller was with her but it took her no time at all to fall back with Jason and thrown herself into dangerous situations , so saying because she is a mother she is thinking of leaving, she was a mother when she directly placed herself in serious dangers.

Guess the young man with the expressive dark eyes and dark good looks will not have any trouble finding oodles of other work. Best of luck to him.

I’m more torn up about Dev than Dustin. He was starting to come into his own as a character, had great chemistry with the teen scene, and reminded me of a young version of Zander Smith from back in the day. Plus, killing off another teenager a year and a half after Oscar seems like a poor decision. I would have been much happier if it were Brando who blew up.

Well… they tried to send Dev out on a good note, with his attempts to apologize to Cam & Joss (though they wouldn’t know what he was apologizing for) and for being the one who actually spotted the “suspicious” bomb backpack, no doubt having seen things like that before, growing up in Turkey.

All a little too little too late though really. They painted the kid into a corner because they didn’t know what else to do with him, and his attempts at self redemption don’t really matter all that much, as he’s now dead and nobody’s going to know about it.

Sorry to see him and Mark Lawson go, but neither had much of a storyline.

Boring character tho the actor has talent and should easily find work

wtf, sad, really upset with the show killing off characters, and with the rumors of cast cuts this really sucks, but I know this much, Ashton nor Mark were contract players, so if the show is planning to really start cutting off contract players, its only going to get worse, what a shame, GH don’t start killing off your talent, viewers don’t like that. I know this one doesn’t.

I was really starting to like this guy and the characters of Dev, Josslyn, Trina and Cam hanging together. It’s a shame to see Dev killed off. It’s beginning to seem like if your the second guy in this quad, you’re doomed from the start. First Oscar; now Dev. Next guy beware.

They seemed to have lost interest in developing this character. What a shame. There was a lot of potential.

Best wishes to Ashton!

This one shocked me…I thought there was more to Dev’s story.

The death scene was more about Sonny than Dev. “Don’t die on me”? Sonny did even wait for the paramedics to call Dev dead. He hardly seemed moved – kinda like Dev’s dead, what’s for dinner?

The writers never fleshed out the Dev character. A minor who comes all the way from Turkey without any real mention of parents? Was he really attracted to Joss? Or, did he secretly have a thing for Cam? Regardless, they were wise to end it here and eventually bring on a new 4th teen. Just don’t get too close to Joss – she has the kiss of death, just like Michael.

I thought they were starting to write Dev having a thing for Cam, but with the covid shut down, storylines have probably needed to change, and unfortunately there are more cast cuts to come…

He was great. His death was pointless. I miss him already.

WHY are they wearing masks??

Johnny
I think it was the aftermath of the explosion with all the fumes, etc.

Seems Sonny and Carly are already at the “Dev who?” stage.

I really liked Ashton as an actor. He did a great job with the material he was given. I will definitely miss him.

Good riddance. Why can’t we just admit it, the kid can’t act. Never changed expression. Even a little creepy the way he looked at people. And they’re not getting rid of enough characters. Peter, Lulu, Dante, Carly, Sonny, come on – let’s clean house.

I’m sorry. But Pinocchio cannot act and I shall not miss his wooden performances.

Harry,
Which one do you mean, Dev or Dustin?

Dev, the subject of this article. He acts like he’s playing a tree from the Petrified Forrest.

Harry
I realized too late that was a stupid question, had already hit the post button. Don’t know how to cancel.

I am tired if gh getting rid of good actors. They should have kept Dev, Neil, Lulu, Drew & Mike. They should bring Mike as a twin brother to Mike.

Mike did a great job & he will be miss.

And Julian! They bring Dante back to only have Lulu written out. I’m disgusted with whoever is calling the shots. They’re ruining the show.

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General Hospital’s Rena Sofer Remarries Sanford Bookstaver

Congratulations are in order for Rena Sofer (Lois Cerullo, General Hospital) and her longtime love, TV director and producer, Sanford Bookstaver. The couple re-tied the knot over this past weekend in a wedding ceremony.

In a post on her Instagram, Sofer shared the details, expressing, “This weekend on what would have been our 21st wedding anniversary I got to Re-Marry my best friend Sanford Booksaver once again!”

The GH star and Daytime Emmy-winner added,”The journey we are about to begin is the most exciting adventure, in a new state and town, but most thrilling is that we get to do it together as husband and wife!”

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Alluding to their time apart, Rena noted, “The three years we spent apart were humbling and heartbreaking but vital to us finding each other again. The love I have for you now is the foundation of my life. I can’t imagine another moment NOT walking through life with you hand in hand and our hearts entwined. You are the love of my life, and it’s not ‘oops we did it again, but I’m so grateful we did it again!❤️❤️❤️”

Previously, Sofer was married to GH and Days star, Wally Kurth (Ned and Justin, respectively) from 1995-1997, and the two share a daughter together, Rosabel Rosalind Kurth. Rena and Sanford were previously married from 2005 to 2017 and share a daughter together, Avalon Leone.

Share your well-wishes to Rena and Sanford as they embark on the next chapter of their lives together as a married couple via the comment section below.

 

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GENERAL HOSPITAL Preview: Alexis , Finn, and Kristina Face Life-Altering Moments

This week on ABC’s General Hospital could bring a shift in the lives of several lives in Port Charles. In the latest promo for the daytime drama series, Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn) is seen in court facing her accuser, the brother of her former lover, the late Neil Byrne, in the form of Lane Davies as Fergus Byrne.

Will Alexis finally be reinstated as a lawyer? Will Fergus and Alexis actually hit it off since Lane and Nancy Lee Grahn played the beloved Mason and Julia Capwell on Santa Barbara, and Davies was previously on GH as Dr. Cameron Lewis?

Meanwhile, a pregnant Kristina (Kate Mansi) is reeling after seeing her father, Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) lose his grip and threatening to kill Jason (Steve Burton) and Dex (Evan Hofer). Will her unborn baby be in danger?

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Finally, Finn’s (Michael Easton) sobriety is really tested and it all seems to be inadvertently caused by the Cerullos. First, at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn and Chase, Carmine hands Finn a glass of champagne after his daughter Violet’s performance. Not paying attention, he takes a sip of champagne during a toast.

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Now, Carmine and Gloria send a bottle of bourbon to Finn with their “warmest regards.” However, Finn can’t stop himself from pouring himself a drink.  Will Finn finally give in, and we are off to the races with another addiction storyline for the good doctor? Stay tuned.

Check out the latest GH preview below.

Now, let us know. What do you think will happen with Finn, Alexis and Kristina on this week’s GH? Share your theories in the comment section.

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General Hospital’s Maurice Benard Defends Sonny Going Postal, “It Could Definitely Happen”

Last Friday’s May 17th cliffhanger of General Hospital saw Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) beating up Dex (Evan Hofer) and threatening to shoot and kill both Dex and Jason (Steve Burton), who is restraining him outside the ballroom at the wedding reception of Brook Lynn (Amanda Setton) and Chase (Josh Swickard).

For months, Sonny has been taking less than his prescribed dosage of medication to control his bipolar disorder.  The mobster has no idea that he has been duped by Valentin Cassadine (James Patrick Stuart), who is the one that set this dangerous situation in motion, in an effort to eliminate Sonny and eventually Jason from interfering in Pikeman taking over the territory.

One fan questioned the validity of Sonny’s reaction to Dex and Jason after the pei, when he took to X and expressed, “People off their medications don’t necessarily go around hitting people and being out of control. This was the WRONG message to send. I don’t expect anything from Frank Valentini and General Hospital anymore, but you could’ve (and should’ve) stopped it cold.”

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Maurice Benard replied back to that comment and defended the actions of Sonny given the circumstances. The three-time Daytime Emmy-winner shared, “This is true but when you have a character like Sonny who’s volatile and is drinking and is manic and his thoughts are taken him over it could definitely happen like I said, ‘bipolar ain’t pretty.”‘

GH has portrayed Sonny’s battle with mental illness and the importance of keeping on your meds, plus the issues surrounding it for years. However, some fans have not been pleased by this latest plot point.

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The pick-up of the story begins tomorrow on Monday, May 20th where teasers for the episode share: Sonny is horrified. Blaze consoles Kristina (who walked in on her dad threatening Jason and Dex) and Jason summons Carly.

So, what did you think of the plot point of Sonny threatening to kill Dex and Jason, after beating up Dex, given his growing paranoia? Comment below.

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