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GH's Marc Anthony Samuel Confirms He Is Off-Contract & On Recurring Status Stating: "Onward and Upward!"

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There will be a little less Felix is Port Charles, as Marc Anthony Samuel confirmed via his Twitter account that he has been taken off-contract at General Hospital and that he has indeed gone to recurring status with the ABC soap opera.

Marc tweeted after the outpouring of love and support shown to him by GHers,  “Hey fans, thanks for the support. GH is just a small part of a great and ongoing journey. Onward and upward! To be clear guys, I’m recurring. Not on contract though.”

With so many stories playing out on GH these days, and the series at this point playing the romance of Brad (Parry Shen) and Lucas (Ryan Carnes), is Felix now truly the odd man out? 

So, what do you think of Marc being taken-off contract? Would you like to see more of Felix on the Port Charles canvas? Comment below!

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Marcia
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Marcia

I would have liked to see more of Marc/Felix. He is such good support for Lucy and Sabrina. I hope that he would be put back on contract soon. I’m going to miss him!

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

The actor has charisma & talent. He should find something on primetime soon. Felix’s days were numbered when he hitched his wagon to the Sabrina train, who herself is left without much to do these days.

Eh
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Eh

KansasGuest said it perfectly!

MK
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MK

Isn’t RC and PS also recurring? I am sure they will still use Felix.

GH50
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GH50

It’s too bad, the character had potential that was never realized due to the writing. First as Sabrina’s propper and then part of a very poorly conceived and extremely stereotyped gay triangle. Very unfortunate because Marc is a very good actor as well. What is all the high priced “talent” getting the show anyway? The ratings are no better since Stafford has been on and Billy Miller did absolutely nothing, just like Howarth and Easton etc did nothing. All these so called “great actors” just come to GH and play themselves portraying their former characters and don’t bring any viewers,… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

You mean to tell me you don’t like Carly from Oakdale, Phyliss, Billy & Abby from Genoa City, Todd, John & Starr from Llanview in Port Charles taking up all the oxygen say it isn’t so.

k/kay
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k/kay

The actor Rick Hearst/Ric has played on B&B DOOL & Y&R also and each role he played was totally different the only way you could tell it was the same actor was his face. He would be what I would say a good solid performer and yet RC brings him back to quick write him out in some silly plot. This is the stuff that makes you go WHY?

GH50
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GH50

Yes, Rick Hearst is a fantastic actor. It is an insult to actors of his caliber when people refer to Howarth as great. When you watch Rick Hearst, you see the character he is creating. When you watch Howarth, you see the actor doing stuff, doing schtick, hamming it up for the camera and his fans. When you see the actor and not the character, it is a fail. That’s what TPTB think people want. To have a segment of fans watch their actor crushes and pretend they are great. How much was made of Howarth pretending to eat popcorn… Read more »

missmeka1987
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missmeka1987

Ha I thought I was the only one that notice these people basically come on another soap and play the same character they formally played.In my opinion it’s kind of how you can tell if someone is an outstanding actress/actor or not.I think Mrs.Tamara Bruan is one of the few who played different characters and you could tell the difference.She played crazy dark haired Ava Vitali on Days in 2008. Then came back in 2011 and played a sweet blonde haired Taylor Walker etc. I really hate when actors/actress do not differ their multiple roles in Soaps..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

This is a tad off point but as long as we’re speaking of vets…I never realized how…errrr…not good an actress Kristina Wagner is. She was the gorgeous love of Frisco’s life…the adventurous…and back in the day she was a pivotal and great character to watch. But in the few scenes she’s had since her return I find her so over-the-top…even in the smallest scenes. If she cries she looks like a quiveering-lipped little girl, if she’s supposed to be talking to her campaign supporters she looks like she’s in a musical bobbing her head to some accompanying beat from The… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

GH50 In case you might not have caught my sarcasm because as I read my post again it came out different then I intended I agree with you completely about the actors from the other soaps. They do not work for me at all!

k/kay
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k/kay

Agree completely and now I am going to go have a glass of wine to salute another poster who thinks like me. 🙂 i

Dan
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Dan

GH50, always such a positive and pleasant poster! GH has been fantastic lately, sorry you’re not enjoying it. To answer one of your comments, the GH vets have been used very well in the recent storylines. Everyone has been acknowledging the work of Kin Shriner, Jackie Zeman, Lynn Herring, Finola Hughes, Ian Buchanan etc. I love John York, Kristina Wagner, all the names you mentioned, beloved, iconic characters all. But unfortunately, it’s not 1994 anymore. They’re not leading, front burner characters in 2014. But as supporting players, absolutely, and the show has done a great job using it’s very deep… Read more »

k/kay
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k/kay

Yep you need to accept leftovers for fillet mignon! Not! Hang in there GH50 you are not alone!

GH50
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GH50

Dan, what is keeping up with the times? Having Todd Manning and Y&R’s Phyllis dominating the show? They started out around 1994 didn’t they? They’re actors who are around 50 years old aren’t they? And then there’s 74 year Old Donna Mills right? All very new and fresh. And of course the point was about the caliber of acting which is sorely missing,

Dan
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Dan

GH50, I’m curious and I ask this in all sincerity in an effort to understand better where you’re coming from. If you were in charge of GH, which characters would you like to see featured? As far as the caliber of acting, in my opinion as someone that has watched the show for about 20 years now, and the opinion of the vast majority of the comments and articles I’ve read on this site and others, the acting on GH is the best it’s been in years. The show has been getting rave reviews not only from fans, but from… Read more »

Marc
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Marc

What is this storyline your talking about for the vets? Being throw in one scene and rehashing what just happened on screen is not a storyline. Maybe if they were air hogging your post would be true. One scene in 6 months is not a storyline.

Marc
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Marc

Ps Dan GH50 and k/Kay’s opinions are hardly the ” small majority” Look around you’d be surprised how many actually have those same opinions

GH50
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GH50

Well Dan, I’ve seen plenty of reviews from fans discussing GH that don’t find it great. The one’s who do are mostly Roger Howarth fans who followed him here and will basically watch him do anything and applaud but even more than that love to see him do his Todd schtick and that’s what he has been doing. It depends what sites you go to, if you are talking about SoapCentral, Kroll has shut down all critical thought, deleting post after post, thread after thread and even banning people for doing nothing more than being critical and expressing their dislike… Read more »

Michael (not Fairman)
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Michael (not Fairman)

Dan, I have to echo what GH50 is saying. If the majority of the comments you are seeing are praising GH, you may need to check out some other sites for contrast (Serial Drama, for example, which has a link from this site—the posters on there are almost uniformly negative about current-GH, so much so that when I pipe up with my “well, it’s a mixed bag” opinions, I look quite positive by comparison). What I’m seeing is a strong split—substantial numbers who think it’s great, substantial numbers who think it’s awful—with someone like me, who sees a good bit… Read more »

davlestev1
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I just CANNOT BELIEVE THIS…it’s only been six months…SIX MONTHS…and GH50 is trying to introduce a slew of his/her own characters and sending the vet’s off to LALA LAND…UGGHHHH…no sense of continuity or love of fans AT ALL…that’s what we were told to look forward to when he/she took over the show….FIRE GH50…NOW!!! And what’s with all those terrible stories written for the vets??? THIS ISN’T THE RADIO ERA….

Lin
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Lin

I really like Felix but more upset about John York. Mac is an excellent character. they need to man up and write a decent storyline for him. The guy is very cute, and a very good actor. Why don’t they write him a storyline. What an insult. Anyone over about 40 is relegated to the margins except for Sonny.

KansasGuest
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KansasGuest

You must be joking. Alexis, Julian, Ava, Nina, Silas, Jake/Jason, Tracy, Luke, Ned, Olivia, Nicholas, Liesel Obrecht, Carly & Franco have had the majority of the storylines on GH for the past 3 months….and they are ALL over 40 years old. In fact, GH has concentrated less on the age group of 25 & under, & played more to “older” characters lately. Michael, Lucas, Dante, Lulu, Britt, Elizabeth, Patrick & Sam are not exactly teenagers either. They are all in their mid-30’s.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Sorry to see Felix go to recurring. But GH is so overloaded with characters and talents, it figures some are placed on the back burner. Do wish GH could identify and focus on a few core characters and maybe clean house some more. With so many characters and plots, it is difficult to really become fully engaged as I once did. Minority opinion perhaps, but my opinion nonetheless.

Moneca
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Moneca

I agree with you Marcia. I hope they see the error of their ways and put him back on contract soon. He’s too good to lose.

su0000
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su0000

Marc Anthony Samuel /Felix is still with us!!:)
the recurring have many stories, are active..
All is well … gives him a chance to find other projects..
young actors seem to like that option..

Nick D.
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Nick D.

I agree – this is not a big deal. They can still use Felix as much as they want/need until he finds another gig. Many GH characters are recurring, such as: Dr. O, Brad, Milo, Felicia, Lucy, Duke, Epiphany, Diane, etc. and we still see them often. Some (like Dr. O) we see more than some contract players!

etypical
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etypical

Felix was written way too “one note” to have longevity. He was supposed to be Sabrrrrrrrrrrina’s bestie but really all he did was over involve himself and belie their friendship by constantly outing her secrets. He was way too stereotypical. Hopefully RC writes him with a bit more depth or cuts him loose so he can shine elsewhere.

Reagan
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Reagan

I’m Caucasian, but I fully appreciate & recognize the need for diversity & ethnicity on soaps. When Sean’s character was introduced I thought he showed potential with the PTSD material. Now the character is a boring dud. TJ & Taylor do well, but we see less of TJ these days. I say all that to say that less of Felix/Marc means less representation of AA/ethic characters. I know the character annoyed some but I thought it was a nice change of pace from the usual suspects. And it seems as if RC never intended for his character to find love.… Read more »

su0000
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su0000

Recurring characters often play major roles in more than one episode, sometimes being the main focus.
Felix will be on screen..
recurring is not as bad as some believe it to be..
a high percent of soap casts are recurring..
Full contracts are for the popular stars, usually..

davlestev1
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davlestev1

su0000 how astute of you!!! You are so right. Recurring often means less salary and suddenly a surge of your character all over every story on the canvas. Most actors I venture to say would contemplate what’s worse..a little less money or the chance to sink your teeth into multiple story arcs and suddenly become a contract player all over again?? That’s how it usually works. Expect to see Felix in the coming months in another big storyline…I have no doubt it’s in the works as other stories play out and Spring or Summer comes back around. As an actor… Read more »

rose
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rose

GH could find a way to reintroduce long lost/forgotten grandkids of the Mary Mae Ward and Edward Quartermaine love affair.

davlestev1
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davlestev1

DO YOU WATCH SOAPS!!! Nothing was more exciting than when Agnes Nixon introduced Carla, Sadie and ED…then to keep up with the times…Jesse and Angie…that was late 60’s into the 80’s along with Frank and Nancy on AMC…ROFLMAO…diversity…by the 80’s diversity meant invent another FULL family…NOT hire ethnic actors…OMGEEZY WEEZY!!!

Shay
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Shay

Yes, davlestev1, the characters you mention were big parts of those soaps back in the day…. and despite being very young at the time, I remember them all well. I also recall how they had integral storylines that meshed with the rest of those from their perspective casts….I never looked at them as being “minorities” solely put there for the sake of “diversity,” quotas or trying to prove a point. It was simply good storytelling with fine actors…much like GH’s Asian Quarter arc or SB’s many Latin characters back in the 1980’s….that’s why I am so against the current craze… Read more »

Lulix
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Lulix

(PS) Brad and (MS) Lucas were always on recurring. So now all the gay characters are even. But they get no screen time.

Mark
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Mark

This is too bad he has so much potential so much more than yucky brad

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Personally, I hoped so much that Brad and Britt would go down for their crimes against Lulu and Dante’s baby, and then Lucas would be with Felix, and they would move back to Seattle together. Good way to get rid of 4 underused, and not really needed characters.

Charday
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Charday

I always enjoy Felix, but they haven’t used him much lately.

rose
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rose

I’ll miss Felix. His character had such a nice disposition without being sucky in the middle of all of the other drama and chaos that’s been going on. But I do agree with others that he needed more of a storyline beyond a temporary love triangle and Sabrina’s bestie.

MBmomof3
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MBmomof3

The GH cast needs purging and Felix was a good place to start. Hope Sabrina is next.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Felix isn’t an important enough character to keep in contract. Britt too, I’m glad she was demoted. After Sabrina, I predict it will be T.J. (since we see so little of him anyway, and I believe Tequan Richmond is on contract still) and then Shawn and Jordan.

Pat
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Pat

Now all the gay characters are recurring. We barely see them now. I just fear that we will see them even less and they will never have a story of their own. Even Brad’s friend Britt is now on recurring. They were gone for 6 weeks not that long ago. If that’s going to be the norm, what’s the point of having gay characters at all.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

I don’t think this is a slam against gay characters, and Britt’s demotion doesn’t have anything to do with it. Kelly Thiebaud expressed the desire to branch out of daytime, and I think Marc Antony Samuel should do the same. He’s a good actor and I think he would do very well in primetime. As for the storylines, there is so much going on right now, and so many important plot points, like the fallout of the Hallowedding, Fluke’s reveal, Jake/Jason, Nina stealing Ava’s baby, etc… that it’s hard to incorporate every contract character. And being on recurring isn’t a… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Jimmy…Felicia, Bobbie, Scott, Lucy…yes…we “see” them all the time. That’s all we do. See them. And, it’s barely sometimes. When was the last time a major story involved any of these characters. Mac and Felicia pop up occasionally in his bar, Lucy goes to see them at said bar, and Bobbie is either wearing a bathrobe at Scott’s or sitting on the couch at Carly’s house. Not exactly scintillating stories or much airtime. They’re just fillers who add a touch of vintage GH.

Shay
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Shay

@rebecca1…..As you know, I am always one with a wish list for legacy characters to return to GH….Frisco, Noah, Blackie, Scorpio, Ethan, Lucky, Laura, Holly, and assorted Cassadines, et al. (And yes, our beloved AJ?) We could never “see” enough of these reminders of “vintage GH,” as you put it…however, the current crop of oldies to which we are now “treated” do absolutely nothing for me…I have already commented about Felicia, and I’ve also found Mac to be immaterial for quite some time. I never hide the fact that I consider Scotty to be a loathsome, foolish blowhard and Bobbie… Read more »

rebecca1
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rebecca1

As for Mac; always love him. He’s, well, Uncle Mac! Love his face, his demeanor…he just adds a sense of stability, reliability, likebility and ocntinuity…all in a very attractive look. Lucy? Ahhhhhh, Lucy. Love my Lucy Coe! She’s attractive smart and goofy with a heart of gold. And, yes, I know you don’t like Scott. Love him. He is another character that was always “picked on” and belittled…whichis always frustrating for me because there are NO characters on these shows who can afford to throw stones. They just form a clique and aim at the lone wolf. Scott, too, underneath… Read more »

MámiBMWRedheadBélla
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MámiBMWRedheadBélla

I am not surprised.After the fiasco of a feasible (3way) this is not a surprise.I think he deserves,a much better story than that mess. But,he is a very funny,cute,a nice,emotionally good actor sandwich I’m hoping he will be able to get a juicy good SL on another soap,or over @ GH.

dmr
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dmr

The threesome “storyline.” It just seemed as though the writers tried to convey every homosexual stereotype-ridiculous! Came across as awkward and unenjoyable. Not even funny.

rebecca1
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rebecca1

Love Felix! He brings a touch of sincerity….there’s something very warm about his eyes…and yet he brings on the levity as well when the scene calls for it. I really hate to get invested in characters that leave or get less airtime way too soon. They should just put all the characters are recurring and rotate the stories so that the “announcements” either to actor or viewer aren’t as upsetting!

Shay
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Shay

Answered you below, rebecca1….for some reason, I could not get my reply posted here…..

rebecca1
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rebecca1

on recurring not are

Jay
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Jay

Soooooo let me understand this. One of the few moral characters with a sense of decency who wants a real relationship needs to be seen less often. All the crazies stay on almost daily. Nice!! Just like real-life, I suppose, nice guys finish,,,

dmr
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dmr

I didn’t realize that Marc was even on contract. I don’t recall him being pictured in the opening credits. I thought only the contract actors were featured in the opening credits. Guess not! It’s too bad. I liked the character of Felix-mostly his friendship with Sabrina and Carly and his few scenes with Lucy while planning the Nurse’s Ball. I can’t stomach Brad and Lucas (not because they are gay); I just don’t care for them individually or as a couple. Brad’s best scenes are with Brit-IMO.

Jimmy
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Jimmy

This doesn’t surprise me and to be honest, I don’t really care. Felix is not a main character, and even though Marc Antony Samuel is talented, it doesn’t mean GH should keep him on contract. There are so many other storylines going on right now, so many other, more important characters to focus on. Hopefully Teresa Castillo is next, and she will be gone soon. I can’t stand Sabrina at all, I never liked the character but now after what she did to Ava, I loathe her. She needs to go ASAP. GH has a lot of characters, and some… Read more »

Bertha
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Bertha

Please let him stay and write more good parts for him. He has already proven to be an excellent actor.

PatrickSABRINA_CARLYFranco
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PatrickSABRINA_CARLYFranco

BMWMAMIREDHEAD, your post says it all,what your saying tonight to sandwich before.
i agree on each word. and your right,the dumb sill 3some imo was a big joke,waste. i wish felix luck,cute,and diversity is needed,so i m hoping RON CARLIVATI,keep up with the yes diversity,mixture.Many boards agree we need that more. i m agreeing on all that.and he should have a great juicy type story again,he is a fine actor.

kristlee
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kristlee

the head writer cant write for characters of color and the lGBT characters. he has done a very poor job with Epiphany, Felix, Shawn, Carlos…all interesting characters who are used very little and never have stories of their own. We have been promised a backstory for Sabrina for more than a year and got nothing Jordan has come in with a bang, but I wont hold my breath. The threesome with the three gay male characters was insulting on every level. Its 2014, and this soap has spent more time on short-term actors like Levi than re-occurring minority characters. More… Read more »

deedee
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deedee

Keep Felix on gh he is Sabrinas rock but I love him keep him in port Charles

Shay
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Shay

Well, rebecca1, you already know my opinion of Felix, as well as his sidekick, Sappy, so I won’t bother to go there again, although suffice to say I certainly wouldn’t be sad to see either one go…okay, I would be ecstatic!!!! Heck, I would consider that an early Christmas present, but what I really wanted to comment on was your assessment of Felicia….oh yeah, I noticed—a LONG time ago– how woefully wanting in the acting department KW was and remains to this day.. Quite frankly, at best I begrudgingly tolerated her only because of Frisco, and once he was gone… Read more »

janet
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janet

GH50 has hit the nail on the head. Seems to me Re-Ron finds old stories and just rips them to pieces. The show stinks. Ric H is a very talented actor , I watched him on GL and he was fine. They keep Mr mumbles and send JJY back to recurring ? Felix and Shawn they can just let go, nothing to do with color, Felix is just a nosey busybody and Shawn I liked at first now he is Jason 2 .They can both leave. All killers for hire can leave no matter what color they are. I like… Read more »

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