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Is Kelly Sullivan OUT at General Hospital?

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One of the best actresses we have seen in daytime soaps in a long time and who should have also been nominated for a Daytime Emmy this year, Kelly Sullivan is said to be out at General Hospital! 

According to Soap Opera Digest, they are hearing this from multiple sources that Kate’s integrated persona, Connie will be exiting the canvas.

Sullivan took over the role originally played by Megan Ward and made it her own with a stunning portrayal of DID, caused by the character’s rape at a young age rom Joe Scully Jr.!

So GH fans, what do you think of the news of Kelly Sullivan departing General Hospital? Share your thoughts!

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KateK
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KateK

Hope this is false. I love Kate. She has brought so much to the role.

Jules
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Jules

Her good friend Jen Lilley confirmed it on twitter.

I have no thoughts on this news myself. Haven’t been a fan of GH in years.

Chaz
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Chaz

Even though she is Olivia’s cousin she has no other ties since they stupidly killed off her son. I wasn’t thrilled with that actor but they could have recast and continued story with them.

Dani
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Dani

You’re so right. She has no “real” ties to PC and killing her son and also Joe Skully Sr. was a HUGE mistake. GREAT actress but this crappy DID storyline was too much (Boring on OLTL with Jessica and just a disaster with Connie). She’ll go on to bigger and better things like Y&R : )

jimh(leave it to beaver fan)
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jimh(leave it to beaver fan)

Trey and Joe were boring…and she’ll go on to other things, your right about that…hopefully theyll balance the show out…too many characters at the moment…

Tali
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Tali

I always like Megan Ward better and I have quit watching GH because they were OLTL stories with different actors/actresses. I just watch OLTL now! Good Luck to Kelly Sullivan.

Theresa
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Theresa

is it her choice or theirs…. at first I didn’t like her because I was a Megan Ward fan, but then I warmed up to her…. & liked her…

Pamela
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Pamela

No comment, let me just say this is one of the biggest mistake I’ve witness in my 30 years of watching #GH and I can not fathom the show without Kelly Sullivan’s talent….

Nicole
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Nicole

BRING BACK MEGAN WARD. ANC NO LIV AND SONNY

des10261991
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des10261991

It is very upsetting to say the lease.. We have people on the show now. Where these writer’s took from one show to another ,and made it there show..I think the writing stinks and after 30 years the show stinks..ABC will not have anymore soaps on…Very Sad 🙁

Sandi
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Sandi

I am pretty sad, actually. Originally, I wasn’t happy with the recast, I thought “too young, too unlike Megan” but I really think she did a spectacular job with the role. I am loving Olivia and Sonny though, but not at the cost of KS. 🙁

Becky Z
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Becky Z

I completely agree. Didn’t like her at first and too young. But once she morphed into alter Connie I thought she did such a phenomenal job, how could you not like her – what a hoot! It’s a shame and yet I’m not sure what they would do with her from here. Hope she moves onto something worthy of her acting skills.

Pinky
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Pinky

Best actress? Ummm no. She has no ties to GH canvas. Good bye. Won’t miss her at all.

anna
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anna

Okay actress, but the character is very expendable. They should have brought back Megan Ward in the first place.

danny
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danny

They’re recasting with Kassie DePaiva.

danny
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danny

My bad. Misinformation. They’re actually bringing her on as Lisa Niles so that Lisa can be their new romantic leading lady.

mama3
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mama3

My guess is it will be a recast with Michelle Stafford in the role.

Iakovos
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Iakovos

Wow! This is a juicy thought, mama3. Wouldn’t that be something? That said, I did like Kelly Sullivan and the promise of her storyline and her past with lover and son. Still, the DID plot did feel like a retread to me as it was so prominent and integral on ONE LIFE TO LIVE. I appreciate soap conceits as much as the next fan but too may doppegangers, evil twins, baby switches, and resurrections will bore me after a while. I love GENERAL HOSPITAL but I would like to see the show move away from the obvious. The show certainly… Read more »

mama3
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mama3

I love Maura West too. Her character is the first one I have really liked and has potential. Kelly Sullivan really grew on me too, but she has been written into a corner in my opinion. The storyline with her son had potential, but they had to make way for everyone else. I have watched GH for ages and feel like there are too many characters and not enough time spent on the story development. It’s days before we see certain characters and then who cares about the story. I miss Spinelli and Maxie and fear they are the next… Read more »

Mary SF
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Mary SF

And wouldn’t it be great if KS dyes her hair red and becomes the new Phyllis on Y&R

k/kay
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k/kay

You know what when I first read this I thought the same thing MS recast big mistake sorry! Kelly Sullivan made the role her own plus I thought she had good chemistry with Maurice. If they bring Michele Stafford over as a recast I will think the EP’s of Y&R & GH are acting like school children. Enough!

Beth CP
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Beth CP

I’ve come to admire and ultimately very much enjoy what KSul brought to the now dual role of Connie/Kate. I wish the comining triangle with Olivia and Sonny had come earlier in her tenure but here’s hoping that her exit will be handled believably. The regrettable thing about her character is that the DID hamster wheel she’s been on has run it’s course and without her son to help keep her on the canvas, the ties to Olivia and Sonny aren’t so strong that she’s “necessary”. Still, she’s done some excellent work . As distasteful as the plot point rape… Read more »

Jessie
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Jessie

Can’t say I’m going to miss her. She hit a few good notes in the DID story, but overall did nothing for me as a GH viewer

louisa
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louisa

I suppose acting is subjective, but come on…best actress? She might be a nice person to you, but as far as what we’ve seen on screen? No. I would put her in the category of one of the worst, over-the-top actresses on soaps. Embarrassing. This is good news for the show because she alienated many viewers.

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

She is a wonderful actress–and, you’re right, she should have been nominated and should have won an Emmy. After all, she carried the show for months–and then the writers just dropped her storyline and she disappeared. However, the writers took her character (s) too far, as is their wont on GH, and she became a parody of herself. Too bad, indeed. She deserves success, and I hope she will find it. GH has a disconcertingly bad habit of beginning storylines and then interrupting them–as they did when Luke and Laura went hunting Cassadines. Then we didn’t see Laura for weeks–momentum… Read more »

Michael S
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Michael S

They are probably clearing the way for Michelle Stafford and Peter Reckell to come on-board. As far as I am concerned Lisa LoCicero can follow. Nothing against her or Kelly just that I really don’t see the need for either character on the show.

carla
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carla

Great actress. Im sure she will continue working elsewhere. Thats the way it works in the land of soaps.

GHLover
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GHLover

I also believe Michell Stafford will take over the role….

Rod
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Rod

Absolute WORST NEWS EVER!!! Kelly is so amazing!!!! I’m in tears!!

Rod
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Rod

GH RUINS CHARACTERS!!! You should have NEVER KILLED TREY!!! Keeping so much story open for Kate/Connie JUST DISGUSTED. GH IS ON MY LAST NERVE close to saying bye bye. Guess DOOL is my favorite soap now

toscanti
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toscanti

Love Kelly in the role, however if Michelle Stafford is an option; I am all about that. Would love to see MS up against Maura West again and the other amazing actors at GH! Best of luck to Kelly Sullivan.

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

Have to say I haven’t been all that impressed with Maura West, to me she overacts. Her character seems to have major affectations that I just don’t get into. Kate/Connie is an easy choice for he chopping board if RC is looking to pare the cast, but that is a reflection of the writing instead of the actress. I thought she was quite accomplished in her role.

Ces
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Ces

Any chance Oliva and Lisa LoCicero can go with her? I find both actresses to be absolutely annoying to watch. Bring back Vanessa Marcil for Sonny.

ricardo
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ricardo

please no vanessa marcil. i used to like brenda barrett. her character become so boring when she came back a couple of months ago. vanessa marcil can do other projects. i love olivia. lisa is a wonderful actress. vanessa marcil will not come back to general hospital.

Ces
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Ces

Olivia is always so damn frantic like she drinks 10 cups of coffee a day and always hanging all over Dante; seriously annoying character. If not Brenda, then someone new for Sonny altogether or maybe Maura West.

Karen
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Karen

I will miss her! She & Maurice seemed to have a great working relationship. I just hope they let the character go & not recast. Liked her better than MWard.

Margy
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Margy

This stinks. Kelly Sullivan is a brilliant actress. Come to OLTL Kelly!!

ricardo
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ricardo

I loved kelly as kate howard. mark my words i smell a recast. michelle stafford the nu kate howard.

Patrick
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Patrick

Kelly Sullivan…. – God… Even her name is HOT.

She embodies what a soap Heroine is ALL About.

GH is Stupid.

She has that innate ability – sexuality, sensual, emotes all our senses…

she captivates on screen.

Hell – let’s be real…. she was too much for Sonny. She had the potential to be top dog as it were. She bested Carly.

Tali ( not Smith)
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Tali ( not Smith)

Stopped watching GH in May, but prior to that Kelly Sullivan’s Connie/ Kate was one of the best and most interesting performers I looked fwd to on the show. If I hadn’t left already I’d be very sorry to see her go.

Sue
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Sue

I am hoping they are just teasing us and it’s Connie that is leaving and not Kate. Kelly Sullivan is one of the best actresses on daytime and the show is crazy to let her go.

Stop bringing on so many outside people and use the talented people you already have. That’s who we watch GH for!

Linda Dowell
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Linda Dowell

Kelly Sullivan is an Emmy/Oscar/Tony deserving actress – I was always shocked at how amazing she was……and they’re keeping Olivia?

Are they nuts?

Oh yeah, I forgot! There hasn’t been nuts for awhile! It’s back!

B.J.
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B.J.

I’m really sad to see one of the most talented people on the show, be sacrificed for the OLTL recast takeover… or the Maura West addition.

I think my GH watching days are numbered… 🙁

Good luck, Kelly, I will be watching for you wherever you go. 🙂

Linda
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Linda

Kelly does an awesome job as Connie/Kate. Is Kelly leaving on her own and her role recast? Need more info.

jimh(leave it to beaver fan)
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jimh(leave it to beaver fan)

im ok with it…she was good but there is nothing to keep her in pc now…i see a Sonny and Olivia pairing?

Grace
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Grace

She is a FANTASTIC ACTRESS and it would be a shame for GH to loose her. There are very talented peopel working at GH, buckle down and come up with a good storyline for “Kate/Connie”.

But if she does go, dear G*D don’t have her go work at Y&R. JFP doesn’t deserve such a talented actress!

su0000
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su0000

Kelly should have also been nominated for a Daytime Emmy this year, that is a fact..
She had many powerful scenes, absolutely great..

The awards are phony fluff.. I wish the awards would end, they are nonsense ..

Elhu
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Elhu

As many of you, I saw the writing on the wall for this one, once the triangle storyline came up. Once she is out of Sonny’s life, there is nothing else keeping her there, other than her business, which is not enough of a storyline. She is a talented actress, and I am sorry to see her go, if this is true. I do prefer Sonny with Olivia though.

Nikki
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Nikki

If this were to be true, I can’t say I’m shocked. Kelly is a FABULOUS actress, but making her more Kate than Connie after the D.I.D. storyline was a mistake on GH’s part. Kate’s personality is so bland and, especially to be a love interest for Sonny, she needs to be more vibrant and dynamic. I wouldn’t miss her character and Ms. Sullivan is so amazing that I can see her getting another job in a minute so I wouldn’t be too saddened by this news.

JustSaying
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JustSaying

Why not have her recurring like they did with Megan Ward? What happened with her relationship with Coleman? Who’s going to run Crimson magazine? Who is going to own half of MetroCourt? Who is going to be maid of honor at Olivia’s wedding? Will she be shot again at the wedding? Who’s going to keep in contact with Johnny while he’s in prison? Who is going to inform Sonny about Morgan being targeted again from prison?

Chances are the actress chose to leave the show. That’s understandable since they keep killing off characters or sending them away like Kristina was.

Christy
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Christy

that’s odd… unless it is the actress leaving and not the character. It seems like Connie is feeling a bit jealous that Olivia and Sonny are close and she feels like maybe she needs Sonny in her life afterall.

and as far as Olivia and Sonny being close , they share a son and they’re both going to grandparents soon, so they’re tied together as long as Dante and Lulu and child (is it the one Britt is carrying?) are in Port Chuck. I didn’t think they’d be boyfriend/girlfriend again.

Christy
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Christy

on a side note, if Britt is carrying Lulu’s baby… I’d love for Sonny to figure it out and intimidate her… and when are Anna & others gong to figure out who her mother is and put 2 and 2 together and get Robin and Lulu’s baby?

Cindy
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Cindy

She’s a spectacular actress and will be greatly missed. Huge mistake for the show, but, hopefully, a great opportunity for Kelly.

jp
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jp

She’s a great actress and will be missed. However, with no real big ties since killing off her son and having an overloaded cast of characters on GH, it will give more air time to other characters.

Pumpkinoodles
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Pumpkinoodles

Very sad, but she hasn’t been featured much. I didn’t like her rendition of Kate initially, but she was amazing as Connie. She gave the role heart, soul, made me hate Connie and then feel sorry for her. Anyone who can do that is a great actress.

Rodd
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Rodd

I think Kelly is awesome! IMHO, she knocked the DID story out of the park and should have been nominated for an Emmy. One day she was on screen and the next few weeks she seemed to be off with her character getting integrated. I didn’t understand why they didn’t show her struggle with that. However, now that she’s been back I haven’t seen in in any major story; just holding Olivia’s hand and trying to stay away from Sonny. I’ll miss her, but hope we see her somewhere else very soon. Best wishes to her! On another note…Someone mentioned… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

One of the best actress’ on the show, in fact all of daytime. She followed in the great Erika Slezak shoes attempting to tell a DID story. She more than held her own. What a loss for th how , but I saw in coming. Valentini knows about core famil being th heart of any show. Connie/Kate do not have those family ties.

chrisg
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chrisg

what is wrong with them she is an awesome actress they are crazy. best of wishes kelly you will do great without gh. lol

Meg
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Meg

I’m sick about this Kelly being forced out. She will be richly missed.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Port Charles Learns a Bomb Caused the Explosion as Lives are Forever Changed

This week’s General Hospital has reminded us all of why we love daytime drama and why GH possesses some of the finest performers in the genre.

Wednesday’s episode featured several emotionally-charged and gut-wrenching moments as loved ones find out the fate of several people in crisis, or have to deliver terrible news in the wake of the bomb explosion at the Floating Rib, which already had taken the lives of Dev (Ashton Arbab) and Dustin (Mark Lawson).

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As we begin, Dante (Dominic Zamprogna) has a passed-out Lulu (Emme Rylan) in his arms and brings her to Portia (Brook Kerr), who sends her for tests.  And in true soap opera fashion, just as Lulu was presumably going to tell Dane she still loved him and wanted him back (following Dustin’s death) … he never heard what she had to say.

 

Laura (Genie Francis) fills in Elizabeth (Rebecca Herbst) that Dev did not make it, and then Liz decides to tell her son, Cameron (William Lipton) the heartbreaking news while he is recovering from his injuries.  When she does, Cam is overcome and devastated as his mother holds him in her arms.  Meanwhile, Carly (Laura Wright) is filling-in Trina (Sydney Mikayla) and Josslyn (Eden McCoy) about Dev’s untimely death.

Later, with Laura present, Portia tells Lulu’s loved ones that she has a cerebral contusion, and that there is a a traumatic brain injury which has caused swelling on the brain.  Laura and Dante look on devastated.  Portia then says they have already rushed Lulu to urgent surgery.

Julian (William deVry) is with Ava (Maura West) at Wyndemere.  She is attempting to hide him there, while he figures out his next step after planting the bomb.  However, Jason (Steve Burton) shows up looking for Julian now that Sonny found out that a bomb caused the explosion that ravaged the Floating Rib.  From that point on calls are made to ensure Sonny’s family is protected as a mob war is about to go down. Sonny (Maurice Benard) and Jason believe all roads lead back to Cyrus Renault (Jeff Kober).

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Jason leaves Wyndemere before spotting Julian; leaving a distraught Ava to come down hard on her brother … he has two choices…  leave Port Charles, which she will help him do, or stay, and if he stays, she will not help him or be a part of his life.  While they are discussing his next move, they learn Lulu is now in critical condition from the bomb.  Ava tells Julian in no uncertain terms that everything he has done has come with a cost.  Jason shows up at the Corinthos home where Sam (Kelly Monaco), who is not happy about any of this, finds out along with Carl,y that Jason believes he was the target at the Floating Rib.

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As Liz is struggling to hold it together with Franco (Roger Howath) having brain surgery, she speaks with Scott (Kin Shriner), who did not know of his son’s tumor.  She shares with Franco’s dad that Franco is worried he will wake up a very different person.  Liz is told Franco is out of surgery, and is in tears over his hospital bed.  She prays he will be alright and Franco wakes up!

Portia tells Nikolas (Marcus Coloma), Laura, and Dante that Lulu is out of surgery but in a coma, which Kevin (Jon Lindstrom) points out is normal in these situations. Dante goes to sit by Lulu’s bedside and begs her to wake up.

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Then, in devastating news for Laura, Lucas (Matt Trudeau) gives her the real 411 on Lulu.  He tells Laura that Lulu’s brain started swelling the minute she hit her head at the Floating Rib, and that her injury got worse the longer she was not checked out.  Laura achingly realizes Lulu was so worried about Dustin that she never was immediately checked out for head trauma.  Lucas lets Laura know that Lulu’s recovery could take a very long time, if she recovers at all.

Heart-tugging performances throughout the stellar episode were given by: Dominic Zamprogna, Genie Francis, William Lipton, Rebecca Herbst, and Maura West in very intense and dramatic scenes.

So, what have you thought of this week’s episodes of GH? The fate of Lulu? The performances from yesterday’s airshow? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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

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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Mark Lawson Shares Heartfelt Sentiments As He Exits General Hospital

General Hospital fans knew Monday’s episode would bring with it who might have survived the explosion at the Floating Rib, and who might still be in peril or who did not make out.

This afternoon as viewers were learning the fate of several characters including Dustin, who was proposing to Lulu (Emme Rylan) as the bomb went off, his portrayer, Mark Lawson took to his Instagram to announce his exit from the series.

Mark expressed: “Actors know this moment is bittersweet.  Job well done, but leaving a set full of like-minded, inspired people. Playing Dustin was a joy. Every day on set was a gift, as were: Emme Rylan, Kirsten Storms, Brian Lane, Dominic Zamprogna, Lisa LoCicero, Maurice Benard, Bradford Anderson (And others that don’t have social media!) Thank you General Hospital. Honored to be part of television history not only on this show, but to be among the first actors back to work in town post-Covid. The set always felt safe, and I was proud to be in front of the camera in such a strange time  Thank you for everything.  Stay soapy.”

Check out Mark’s post below.

So, are you sad that Dustin is no longer on the canvas in Port Charles? Will you miss Mark in the role? Comment below.

 

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