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Kelly Sullivan Clarifies Her Exit From General Hospital … She Has Been Written-Off!

Photo Credit: Joe Henson

Photo Credit: Joe Henson

As we reported earlier, the news spread quickly today that General Hospital’s Kelly Sullivan, who delivered remarkable performances throughout the Kate/Connie multiple personality storyline,  is out at the ABC soap!

Sullivan took to her official facebook page this afternoon to clarify the reason for her exit, and as she notes, it has nothing to do with contract talks, but that the powers-that-be simply chose to write her character out of the show.

Here is what Kelly shared in a heartfelt message to her many fans:  “Thank you all so much for your support and loyalty. You are my life long family and I cannot express how much I appreciate each of you. You have really made my experience here on GH a wonderful adventure.  I wanted to fill you all in on the details and try to answer some of your questions.  I am not returning to GH after August.  This is not a contract issue, I have been written off the show.  I do not have any information on potential Daytime opportunities.  Lastly, I have no ill feelings towards any of the staff or crew connected to the show or the network. I will miss everyone dearly.  Love, Kelly”

So GH fans, what do you think of the information from Kelly that she has been written-off? Are you hoping to see Kelly land on another soap?  Share your thoughts!

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Melissa
Melissa

This sucks.

Patrick
Patrick

SIDEBAR: I’ve been watching GH to JUST KEEP UP. FACT: GH is not that interesting. the one thing that has me watching… is Daniel Edward and whether he has Leukemia. IE: Franco to the rescue… to further cement he’s a changed man… and yawn…. give Carly reason to become involved.

IMO… I thought… that it’d be Connie – Olivia – & Ava… to the top of the heap in keeping GH INTERESTING.

where’s the drama if Connie isn’t on… for the trio in love…. Connie/Sonny/Olivia?

GH is making a BIG mistake…. now that the 50th is over with… and THE “all that” Threesome are back… they’re not making a big splash… ie: Silas, Franco, and Kiki. Yawn…. the one i like is Silas… because… i firmly now believe… that Silas is steering towards Sam… and a relationship and family man…. with gusto and verve.. I like the path he’s taking… charge.

and… it looks like Ava is a near miss… ie: soon to be MIA… did she shoot Olivia?

so… where’s GH headed? nothing on the canvas is that challenging.

and YES… soaps are cyclical…. DAYS happens to be on TOP – and bettering GH BIG.

Deven
Deven

I also watch DAYS, love Eileen Davidson as Kristin. On DAYS, I could do without the “Sami” show. As for Connie, I think that Kelly Sullivan is an amazing actress. I’m sad to see her go. I love Roger Howarth, even as Franco, because of his sense of humor. Kristen Alderson has got to go. I can’t stand her portrayal of Kiki.

Brenda
Brenda

I agree, I’m not happy with the “new” characters. One of GH’s biggest mistakes is getting rid of Jason. They should have done whatever they needed to do to keep him on the show!!

Patrick
Patrick

@Brenda.

man…. talk about making a perfect fit… ie: Steve Burton… as Jason….

who didn’t LOVE the silent… sexy/smoldering… gentle/sensitive… macho…take… of Jason.

watching him now on Y&R…. makes Jason PERFECT.
watching him on Y&R TALK SO MUCH… is different. takes too much getting used to?

djtlj5
djtlj5

Don’t forget way back when there was talk of getting rid of Mac and he’s still there. Maybe there’s hope Kelly will stay?

Bernadette
Bernadette

I think it’s terrible that GH decided to write the Connie character off the show. Kelly Sullivan is probably the best actress on GH. Maybe that will give her a chance to move on to bigger and better things. Even though the character isn’t one of my favorites, the actress is too good for daytime.

Lew S
Lew S

A very good actress and I am sorry to see her go.

susan M.
susan M.

Me TOO!

Mark
Mark

That statement is total inappropriate .

Jan
Jan

Why? I am just asking.

Deven
Deven

I am wondering the same thing. I thought her statement was professional.

ricardo
ricardo

i smell a recast. michelle stafford might be the new kate slash connie howard. thats the big rumor im hearing. a shame loved kelly sullivan. writing her out. what a joke. shame on you general hospital.

ethel
ethel

i do believe that michelle stafford is coming to gh also but not as a recast for connie/kate…………..jmo

Chrissy
Chrissy

If they replace Kelly with Michelle I WILL fast forward through all the scenes with her in them. After the great job that Kelly did recreating the role of Kate/Connie that would be a slap in the face. As it stands I fast forward through TJ/Taylor/ Shawn scenes. The s/l’s with Britt and Maxie are moving way too slow and dragged out…….getting old.
Michelle is no Kate. She lacks the Glam

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

Absolutely agree with you!

k/kay
k/kay

And we need her over there why?

JustSaying
JustSaying

Michelle with a Brooklyn accent? That would be one of the worst miscast for GH.

I could see Kelly being written out because of a mob-story. Perhaps something to do with Morgan and his idiotic gambling. But I hope it’s not a recast considering her contract is not the issue.

Deven
Deven

Couldn’t we just get rid of, and by get rid of, never see again, the tween/newbie scene, i.e., nuMorgan, Kiki, TJ, Taylor, keep Molly and Rafe for a once a week or every other week gig? (I don’t need to see them dancing in the park in their prom attire for 3 straight days).

Beti
Beti

No, they are writing out the character of Kate/Connie period. I think the writers are going to hook up Olivia with Sonny now

Brenda
Brenda

Absolutely agree, GH you need to re-think this decision of writing off Kelly from the show.

Tracy Thomas
Tracy Thomas

Why does this almost sound like a repeat of previous actors leaving…either of their own accord (because they weren’t being utilized properly) or b/c TPTB forced them out! Its CLEAR that Cartini has an agenda and it squarely has to do with their. OLTL pets! KSu is better off being in s place where her talents ate respected! And clearly GH isn’t one of them!

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

I absolutely agree Tracy! This is just awful!

k/kay
k/kay

I was sickened by Tuesday’s show of RH/Todd /Franco complete idiot acting it is like a one man comedy show. Stupid! And Maura West doing a bad impression of Marilyn Monroe. But why don’t you ask Thorsten Kaye what he thinks about RC &FV?

Deven
Deven

I’m so tired of the doofys they cast as nuMorgan and of Kristen Alderson as Kiki. Talk about bad acting. I literally cringe and roll my eyes when I see those two on-air.

ricardo
ricardo

I agree with you tracy. cartini loves his one life to live pets. he does have an agenda. gh writing off kelly sullivan is a huge mistake. maybe kelly sullivan can dye her hair red and play phyllis on the young and the restless. she would be terrific as phyllis. hey you never know.

Patrick
Patrick

You know…

#1. Jeanne Cooper.
#1. Michelle Stafford.
#1. Kelly Sullivan.

Superior. Quality. Effervescent. Molded for.

Just 3 top notch ladies… and i”ve missed some… in the current realm.

Oh… I’m bereft some…. and it’s all about Kelly… I hope she lands on her feat.

DAYS and/or Y&R need her.

ethel
ethel

the writing was on the wall for her character to be written out…………….
such a shame because she is an awesome actress – i truly wish her well in what ever she does next.

Lin
Lin

I totally agree.

su0000
su0000

Being written out is the curse on soap actors, they never know when their number will come up..
It is not uncommon and every soap actor knows some day they may be the next to meet a tragedy of no return/written out ..

I have many many many favorites be written out, it is the way it is ..

dmrjmd
dmrjmd

This is beyond upsetting. Kelly Sullivan is very talented. Her portrayal as Connie/Kate was so pure and raw. She is an amazing actress. It irks me that the writers would keep such no talent such as nuMorgan, or spend all of this wasted air time on the tween scene, Molly, Rafe, TJ, Taylor, but write out Kelly Sullivan. Don’t even get me started on Kristen Alderson as Kiki. This is really disappointing.

Chrissy
Chrissy

OMgosh, I just said the same thing and didn’t read your post yet. Get rid of TJ, Shawn, and Kiki’s mother, I hadn’t thought about Taylor, I can’t stand her character either and numorgan——-what a self-centered little brat……send him back to military school

Tracy Thomas
Tracy Thomas

Not to mention FauxLu. She has the emotional depth of a mud puddle! And don’t get me started on how they SHAFTED. JMB. I dont blame her for leaving the HMS Titanic! Just wonder who’s next..by choice or by force.

Deven
Deven

I totally agree with you both, Chrissy and Tracy. I was hoping the limo that had TJ and Taylor would pick-up nuMorgan and Kiki and take them all back where they came from!

Chrissy
Chrissy

Wait, I thought Julia left on her own to go to follow Jill

Rcraig
Rcraig

Omg please say MS is NOT going to replace her. I just can’t see that AT ALL.

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

Nothing against Michelle Stafford, I think she has been great on Y and R… I don’t get why we need more new actors! It is getting beyond ridiculous! I would rather see more of Laura and Lucy and Anna.

Chrissy
Chrissy

Touchette……………..I love them. Lucy just lights up the screen and you have to love her enthusiasm. I love that they are bringing back Deception with Lucy and Laura, and Anna…………just can’t say enough good things about her and the trio. What about Felicia? More Felicia too please!

Patrick
Patrick

I so agree… when ever they get around to showing….

Lucy – Anna – Felicia….. these three are written superbly.. ie: they write them as of ole’.

keep Laura out of these tiring… Luke and Laura on the run… on the lam….
Hello… they’re too old…. Luke needs support to stand. hey! I still love his stature… but… Laura.. is being made like a caricature again…. what is wrong with adult drama with Scotty?

anyway… my point… I like the few scenes with Anna and Felicia… FRIENDS. loved that Felicia asked Anna to be her maid of honor.

Mary SF
Mary SF

If the character is being written out- there will be no need for a recast. I think they want Sonny to be with Olivia, and the Connie character would be an awkward obstacle. They couldn’t explain Sonny falling for Olivia if Connie his love was still around. Also Olivia is too nice to do anything with Sonny while Connie was still in the picture. So getting rid of the character Connie frees Sonny to be with Olivia. I think this is the only reason they are writing the character off– it happens in daytime, sometimes the writers want to go in another direction, in this case instead of Sonny and Connie they want Sonny with Olivia.

Chrissy
Chrissy

It would be so horrible if they do that, because Connie is the “love of sonny’s live”. Oh wait, wasn’t that Brenda? LOL

Deven
Deven

Way too many new characters. I’d like to see the vets more, myself, and have them involved in an adventure or love story. Why bring all of these people back if they are not utilized?

Mark
Mark

I am very surprised and extremely disappointed that Kelly Sullivan has been written off of GH. She is an absolutely amazing talent and she brought so much to her dual roles as Kate & Connie. I am hoping that she will find another job on either a daytime or a nighttime soap as soon as possible.

Patrick
Patrick

Great point Mark!

Mark
Mark

Thanks Patrick!

Jan
Jan

I think her storyline was pretty good but crazy thing is old.

Lin
Lin

I think it’s awful. Even if they want to have a relationship with Olivia and Sonny, they don’t have to write Kate/Connie off. I also think he’s more Kate/Connie’s type than Olivia’s. Although Kate/Connie is fragile right now, supposedly, I think Olivia with her religious beliefs and sense of right and wrong could not deal with Sonny’s world. She also needs a more even tempered person. I feel badly for Kelly. She has done excellent work. I do not agree with this decision at all. I agree with dmrjmd about the new Morgan not being good. I’m bored with Rafe, Taylor makes me want to be ill, so silly and a waste of time. I also do not like the Kiki character nor Silas. Bad decision, bad.

Lisa M
Lisa M

Kelly is a good actress and I wish her well in all her future successes.

will
will

I’d love to see her head to AMC- perhaps as a love interest for David?

su0000
su0000

There have been hundreds if not thousands who have been written out of a soap.
I hope she will find work soon in another soap or sitcom..
Kelly is a great actress and I’m sure there will be a great future ahead for her..

Patrick
Patrick

I hear you.

Thankfully… for my state of mind…

I haven’t, OK… aside from DAYS… taken to heart… so many actors… being let go..

however… for the state that GH is in…. and it’s not good…. Kelly Sullivan was a powerhouse Talent that belonged.

I state as such…. not since: ATWT – GL – AW etc… have said actors being written out or let go, bothered me.

louisa
louisa

She was POLARIZING. Bringing the show down. She had to go. I’m surprised it took them this long. I have not watched a Sonny scene in about a year –ever since I started FFing through Connie. Just recently I started paying attention to Sonny again and I was very aware of doing that.

heidi
heidi

In this economy, I hate to see anyone lose their job. She did a great job. She will find other work. I am so happy the Connie/Kate DID storyline ended and I was just getting to like her more as the integrated Connie. However if it means we can get some characters from the past back more or the possibility of Michelle Stafford… I would be over the moon! I wish her the best of luck!!!

Bonnie
Bonnie

Ridiculous they write off the good actress and leave there pets. GH is I trouble it’s OLTL in port chuck

David
David

For months all you heard were people saying how horrible her character is, how she isn’t a good actress, etc, now that she is gone people are all up in arms.

Even funnier is all the Frank and Ron wanted her out because of some hidden agenda. Yea,, ummmm ok

Doe
Doe

Kelly Sullivan is a fine, fine actress and won’t have any problem finding a job within fickle soaps. It does seem there is a virus going around within the soap community. As far as Michelle Stafford going to GH, I highly doubt or want her to. She belongs in nighttime dramas. Roger Howarth playing Franco is a disaster of over acting. He should stay with OLTL if he is smart. Maura West is not needed either. What the heck is happening to our original soaps???

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

She is a fabulous actress. I can only hope and expect that her portrayal of Kate and Connie will land her bigger and better opportunities. Best wishes Kelly!

randy
randy

i have to say she was one of the actresses that caught my eye when i finally tuned back in to general hospital,,i havnt watched since genie francis left..so with genies return i tuned back in and found the kate /connie storyline and this fabulous actress portraying her,,,wow general hospital i thought you were through with all these blunders,,,,bad bad choice,,,good luck to you kelly where ever you go ill surely tune in

DianeG
DianeG

Great actress I hope she gets picked up on another soap. I just never the character with Sonny. There just is no one for Sonny except Brenda. If they could just get Vanessa Marcil to stay.

Deven
Deven

I am totally with you, Diane. I am a huge Sonny and Brenda fan!

Lawrence
Lawrence

I respect Kelly Sullivan as an actress when she was mature with her statement that she was being written off the show. In reality Frank Valentini just fired her

Becky
Becky

She is being written out that means no recast. I am not surprised, she has no storyline.

Therese
Therese

Sad. First BIG mistake of this regime.

Patrick
Patrick

ditto.

the DID story… she capitalized on… it wasn’t her fault.. the writing was ??? repetitive, cyclical… retread.

she burst on the daytime scene and stoled it away… she had the talent.. given good writing… to leap to the TOP… ie: the top draw.

dang! it’s like… she was every mans dream… what women admired. she emoted love with Sonny… his best since… Yawn Brenda. and when she did… love for her estranged son… Trey… w/cousin Olivia… and was gangbusters at her magazine… and, if they had tried… an understanding and fight with Joe Scully, Jr. she befriended Tracy… and thats no small feat. She was tough as nails and had shutz pa… OK.. LOVE can dangle you and emotional beat you… who hasn’t been their… watching Kelly Sullivan… was admireable… and a Treat.

it all went horribly wrong for GH and the writers.

Tali
Tali

LOL!! Not the first……and still making numerous ones!!!

Chrissy
Chrissy

Instead of getting rid of Kelly they should get rid of characters that really have no real substance. Like Shawn, and his nephew. Really? What purpose does he fill? He’s a fill in for Steve. What about Morgan’s character? Send him back to military school. I can’t stand what they did to Morgan……….snippy little brat. Kiki’s Mom? Serves no real purpose either. Leave Kelly on the show and get rid of the fillers.

Patrick
Patrick

I thought that’s where they were going to go… ie: Shawn and nephew… his admitting he shot Olivia… and he getting Felix’ sister pregnant… it seemed like Alexis is on her soap box… self-righteous’ing it too much….

so kaput went these three…..

that’s what i thought….

what? Shawn didn’t realize he didn’t pull the trigger? and it might be lady mobster Ava?

i know… i thought… is Morgan going to be “naked” all summer? so what? and loud mouth – no empathy for Kiki. yikes.. she’s definately not off to a good start… bratty child with Franco… no real substance… to show… and i did think she could have been so much nicer to Ava… what a BRAT. single motherhood.. is something to be cherished…. they struggle. and hopefully, persevere. so.. it’s… now kinked up? are Michael and Kiki related or not.

Chrissy
Chrissy

I made a suggestion for everyone to do what was done for Rebecca Herbst when they were going to let her go……everyone call and bombard the phone lines and message lines at ABC. That is the only way to keep Kelly and let them know how we feel about the “filler” characters that they are keeping. If GH goes down same road as online OLTL did, I’ll stop watching it too. I have enough of my own bratty little kids to deal with I don’t want to watch that stuff on my soaps too

Ces
Ces

I agree, they need to get rid of all the boring drips:
Ava Jerome
TJ
Shawn
Rafe
Britt
Felix
Olivia
Lulu

these people are just not interesting to watch

Tali
Tali

Neither are Silas, Franco and Kiki. I would watch again if they did more with Anna, Luke, Mac, Scorpio(bring him back), Felicia. Patrick. Don’t like the whole Britt think just went thru the Lisa Niles story which is basically the same thing – BORING!!!

ces
ces

I hate the name Kiki. Would have rather RH play Todd & ME play Silas but out of GH’s control there. Would LOVE to see more Laura — hello GH, you brought her back for what??? Kin Shriner (more of) Felicia, Mac, Luke (always!!) Tracy (always!) and Patrick (without both drips Sabrina & Britt), more Maxie & Spinelli and less of Ellie.
Not sure what happened to GH after the 50th anniversary show but I’d sure love to see Jack Wagner back again!!
Oh and is Scorpio still in a coma???
Lame. Agreed.

gloria
gloria

ces, that is so funny. I hate the name Kiki too! I so wish we could have kept Todd, Starr & John. I cannot stand Silas. RH as Franco is starting to work for me. I am coming around to it. I really CANNOT stand Morgan-ugh-GO AWAY. And take TJ & Taylor with you. I guess you might as well take Kiki too, ha.

gloria
gloria

And I worry about Scorpio every day! Anna needs to get on the phone & check on him!

Ces
Ces

Gloria – Haha!! Yes, Anna seems to have left Scorpio in Holly’s good hands and has forgotten all about him. Stupid on GH’s part to drop the ball not only on Scorpio but the fact that Jerry Jacks has Robin.

That name KIKI bugs me to no end. Watching Ava Jerome & Franco talk drivel for countless minutes in the Q mansion is SO boring !!! I hate this whole storyline.

I love Roger Howarth but I don’t remember Franco to be bumbling?? It’s kinda like what they did to Jack Deveraux on Days. He was a complex character and DAYS dumbed him down into a bumbling fool falling through cakes.. This is what RH has done to Franco.

GH is just painful to watch these days.

Patrick
Patrick

loud screech Kiki dim bulb… LOL….

I don’t know… if I was Ava… and had no purse strings…

i’d leave her at the Quartermaines – where she can dissipate and act out in hiding…w/ Morgan… forget about them.

you need some tenderness… and I haven’t seen that yet w/Franco..

it’s a little kinked out… from the start… are you related to Michael?

Ces
Ces

LOL Patrick.
Kinked out huh? 😉

lou
lou

She did an admirable job with a repetitive pointless S/L and was just showing her comedic talents with Liv scenes. How sad the GH actors are being swept out by these horrible Lifers.

Patrick
Patrick

i’m so glad many agree… that it was the twosome… winsome… cousins… you know.. i liked that angle…. not sisters… not father/son… mother/daughter… but cousins… and they reeled sexy… fun… had the potential to fight over men… rally for each other… take on ALL the ??? MEN… ? who? all the good ones are gone… Jax – Ned – heck, i’ll throw in Jason… – and the best of all Johnny. thankfully.. Nicholas is back… but… he seems only good with liz.

wholeheartedly agree with you… Connie and Olivia had so much going for them… much more than what they wrote for… they had a chemistry and connection that showed in spades.

Tali
Tali

I agree with that also.

Scott (ATWT Fan)
Scott (ATWT Fan)

It’s a shame to see Kelly going from GH. But she’s a strong actress and will secure work in any medium: daytime, primetime, big screen. I wish her the best of luck right now!

Nat
Nat

KS is waaaay too good of an actress to waste her time on the mess GH has been turned into. I am sure she will have a long and successful career. J

Patrick
Patrick

Kelly Sullivan: You are FANtastic!

You will be missed… as a BIG part of GH… that they let go. their loss.

They squandered, with the writing….

GH is faltering right now… that’s a given.

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

Kelly was great, and will find other acting gigs…Connie/Kate has run its course…ill miss her but ill get over it and ill move on…the show needs to focus on Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Duke, Anna and the Quartimaines have been revived thanks to Franco, Ava, and Kiki/Lauren. All is fine in PC…and getting better. Not too you? DONT WATCH!!!

Tali
Tali

NOT!

Teresa
Teresa

That really stinks. Kelly is a wonderful actress and I’ve enjoyed her on the show a lot. I think this is a mistake.

Patrick
Patrick

This just Stinks….

expletive – expletive.

their: my rant and rave…. “damn” them….. Production – for failing us.

lisa
lisa

It’s too bad – Kelly is a really good actress.
But she’ll no doubt find work on another soap or I’d like to see her in a nighttime show.

toscanti
toscanti

Jill Farren Phelps may bring Kelly Sullivan to Y&R, she originally cast her in the role on GH and we all know how the FOJ program plays out. Out with the old and in with a FOJ.

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

As I said yesterday, the actress was fantastic; the fault, dear viewers, was in the writing. The took the charactor into parody. TPTB never seem to learn. They always take a character too far–then chop off the limb, so to speak. Sad. Hope Kelly will be rewarded for all her hard work and find some roles deserving of her talents.
I agree with everyone else. GH has become a haven for handpicked actors/ actresses from OLTL and other show. We have an abundance of talent in Genie Francis, Tony Geary, Finola Hughes, et. al. But we seldom see them onscreen. Instead we get the silly tweens and teens. WHY? Tweens and teens DO NOT watch GH.
And I agree re RH. He mugs, smirks, stuffs his face, crawls on the couch, rolls on the floor, etc. Mumbles asides that are perhaps “inside jokes.” We don’t need that. That’s not good acting.
We tune in to see characters we are invested in. And we can’t invest in a character like Ava because we don’t know her–or her background or why she is doing what she is doing.
Where are the network execs in all this? Don’t want to see GH go down. Help!

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Actually, my guess would be that it’s the network execs making these bad decisions–so I would not count on help from them. Usually when shows go off track as badly as this one has, in such a short time, it arises from meddling by the suits. Don’t know if this particular decision (re: Kelly Sullivan) was a decision by higher-ups, but much of the bad choices of late are probably ABC’s, not Carlivati/Valentini–that would be my guess unless I see credible evidence otherwise. (Not that C/V are perfect–the deterioration just has that “network interference” feel to it, or maybe “too many cooks in the kitchen.”)

GHLover
GHLover

Unpopular opinion maybe but i am happy…there was no point to kerp her…I prefer her out than a character like Brit who has lots of storyline possibilities as she is Faison’s daughter….Connie/Kate were done. No kid No love interest No chemistry with the other men besides Sonny..SO NO NEED FOR HER

Chris
Chris

I am happy too. Never like her as Connie/Kate and I always fast forward through scenes she’s in. The DID storyline was a mistake. She has no chemistry with MB or anyone on the show. While they are at it, it’s time for Britt, Taylor, TJ, Morgan, Silas, Shawn, and Ellie to go too. GH has way to many unnecessary characters right now. Use Diane more

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Hey Michael (not Fairman), very interesting comments re network execs making bad decisions about GH. My question: If Kelly Sullivan is so popular with fans, why would execs want her axed? And why wouldn’t they want Luke and Laura together if they the ratings spiked for 50th anniv. shows? Thought they were ALWAYS INTERESTED in ratings????

Brenda
Brenda

Please do not write Connie’s character off of GH. I wish GH would just keep the current characters and bring back some of the older characters as they did for the 50th Anniversary and keep the older characters permanently!! I’ve been watching GH since the late 1960s!

JEFF
JEFF

Good luck whatever you do Kelly. You were phenomenal as Kate/Connie!! I thought she was much more believeable as someone from Bensonhurst than Megan Ward. I personally have no issue with the OLTL actors and the supporting cast of GH regulars will all get their time in the spotlight. With an ensemble that large things go in cycles and the GH vets like Laura, Luke, Tracy, Mac and Lucy seem to be coming into the storyline more.

tony
tony

General hospital is making a huge mistake. kelly sullivan is a great actress. get rid of morgan taylor franco and evil britt. I’m going to miss kelly sullivan so much. more gossip but these are just rumors I’m hearing. laura wright will get fired soon. she will be replaced by tamara braun ex carly. i hope this is not true.

Christy
Christy

first people resented her replacing Megan, then we found her more interesting with the Connie split and came to love it and now they’re getting rid of her. bummer. She’s got family in PC, so why not just have her move on with another crowd and keep ties with Olivia and her nephew…??? guess we’ll all have to watch and wait to see how this plays out… she says after August so I’m guessing her last scenes will air in Sept?

Linda
Linda

I am sorry to see Kelly go. A year and a half ago GH was dull and boring but the Kate/Connie story line gave GH a shot of adrenaline. Kelly is a very talented and lovely actress and I am sure one of the other soaps (or maybe primetime) will snatch her up. I wish whoever let her go at GH would reconsider and have her come back as Kate or Connie in the future.

glenn
glenn

What is going on at GH????? She has been almost the ONLY reason I have been making myself watch the last few months???!!! I am just giving up on GH, yet again!!! Thanks GH, and ABC, for wasting my time, once again, getting involved with a GREAT CHARACTER AND ACTRESS and then dumping her!!!!! Hope to see her on another network, in prime-time where she will be appreciated for her incredible talent!!!!

su0000
su0000

If you only watch a soap because of one actor, you are not a fan of the soap, just a fan of person..
so you leaving is no big loss..

Too bad, GH is the best it has been in decades ..

Patrick
Patrick

you both have a point.

I don’t know… is it any different for those of us who’ve watched soaps for 30+ plus years… and are passionate about?

Kelly Sullivan… embodied with smart nuanced intelligent delivery. and with sex appeal left over…. LOL…. Yikes…

what man – gay man – what woman… doesn’t take and yearn for.

Pumpkinoodles
Pumpkinoodles

I am SICK of the vocal majority slamming the “Lifers,” so I will speak for the real fans. I watched all 3 ABC soaps for 30 (it was my babysitter for most of the 80’s) years and fell in love with: Greg & Jenny, Vickie & Clint, Robert & Anna, Angie & Jessie, Luke & Laura, Monica & Alan, Luke & Tracy, Leo & Greenlee….. I cant really separate the shows because I watched them as a block.

I was angered that 2 of my soaps were cancelled but thrilled that GH was given a reprieve. It didnt feel real, though. It was only a year ago when EVERYBODY thought GH would be out. A loyal fan, I loved GH mob & all. I was sad to see Nicholas leave just when the story with Elizabeth & Lucky got good. Cartini brought him back & just put him on contract. Lucy is back along with Anna & Duke. None of these vets would be on the show if the previous team was still in place. The fact that the new regime can keep strong long-term players (Tracy/Luke/Carly/ Sonny/Alexis), bring back vets (Anna/Laura/Nicholas/AJ), and bring back beloved OLTL actors is a great thing. Quite frankly, if GH hadn’t gotten so popular again, it may not have been renewed.

I am sad to see Kate/Connie go, but not as sad as I was to see John McBain’s entire town go. I’m glad he moved to Port Charles.

Sandra
Sandra

^^ That!!!

Been watching the “block” since the 60’s. Some favorites will be let go or leave and we will be pissed and mourn their absence, but WOW for the life breathed back into the third soap about to die last year.

Luchie
Luchie

I am sad that Kelly Sullivan is leaving because her character has been written off. She is a versatile actress & she dresses very well too. I’d say I like her a million times more than Brenda (Vanessa Marcil). that is one character that I hope they never bring back in or I’ll stop watching GH.

Charday
Charday

A beautiful and highly talented actress, but I have grown very tired of her storyline on GH.

Carly
Carly

I agree …. her story had run it’s course…..she is a great actress and since they didn’t kill her she can come back later…this is the way acting goes.. saw an interview with Sopranos actor who said they were always worried when their character would be killed off … the EP’s would come to their house to tell them in person/advance …..GH is the best its been in years…I love seeing Tracey and Luke together …such great chemistry…and Anna, Laura, Scotty, Lucy, Felicia, Mac, etc

matthew
matthew

Nooooooooo way! This can’t be happening! She’s my favorite! She fills the void left by not having Sarah Brown on the show. My GH is ruined :'(

rose
rose

I just have a hard time ever trusting ABC again. I’m wondering if they blew the GH budget on the 50th. I think Kelly did a great job as Kate/Connie, roles which became tedious until they started speeding up the story lines. Plus the DID was a bore after OLTL characters did it to death. Have no problem with Kristen…she takes on whatever they give her. And I love Roger, but way better as Todd.

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GENERAL HOSPITAL: Should Drew Get The Flash Drive Back, But Lose The Last Five Years Of His Life In Doing So?

On Friday’s episode of ABC’s General Hospital, Drew (Billy Miller) is faced with a dilemma that could change the course of his life forever.  It all comes down to DA Margaux Dawson (Elizabeth Hendrickson), and her vendetta against Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard), and how she is leveraging her possession of the flash drive that holds all of Drew’s memories and the key to his past.

In a confrontation at the Metro Court, Drew comes over to talk to Margaux, where he says he is not sure why he hasn’t taken it upon himself to turn her into the cops.  She adamantly points out that she is an attorney, and that he has no evidence that could be used against her in a court of law.  While she goes on about making Sonny pay for what he did to her father, she tries to get Drew to come along with her in her vendetta.  Drew refuses, not because of Sonny or Jason (Steve Burton), but he does not want to do this to Sam (Kelly Monaco) and have Danny be without his father.

Drew then stands up to her and tells he he knows she has been manipulating him for months. Even knowing she has the key to his life with the flashdrive that hold all of his missing years, Drew tells Margaux that she can hold this over his head, but even if he had the flashdrive there is a chance that the procedure to restore his memories could go wrong, and the sad fact that in doing the procedure, he will definitely lose the last five years of his life and all of those memories with Sam and more.  He says to Margaux that those memories mean everything to him.

A confident and irritated Marqaux tells him she is sure he will want the flash drive one day and that he knows her terms if she was to give it to him – helping her bring down Sonny and Jason for the murder of her father.   Drew is left with a difficult decision, while Margaux gets into an elevator and begins to cry over wanting to avenge her father’s death.  But little does she know, that evidence could prove that he was not the man she thinks he was.

So this begs the question to GH fans: Would you like to see Drew retrieve all of his memories as Andrew Cain, at the cost of losing the last five year of his life since being in Port Charles …  or should Drew leave his mind and memories alone and just go forward keeping the last five years in tact, and foregoing what other important history in his life that he may need to know now, or in the future? Share your thoughts via the comment section below.

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Dancing with the Stars Juniors

LISTEN TO THE REPLAY: Soap Nation Live! With Special Guests: Y&R’s Joshua Morrow, DWTS: Juniors & GH’s Hudson West & B&B’s Joe Lando

Photo Credits: CBS, JPI, ABC

Listen to “Soap Nation Live! October 2018” on Spreaker.

If you missed Thursday night’s broadcast of Soap Nation Live! with Michael Fairman you can now listen to the replay right here in audio player above!

This episode was given to the gents in soaps as Michael welcomed his very special guests: The Young and the Restless Joshua Morrow (Nick Newman), Dancing with the Stars: Juniors and General Hospital’s Hudson West (Jake), and The Bold and the Beautiful, and One Life to Live and Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman favorite, Joe Lando (Judge Craig McMullen).

During this fun night of chat, Joshua weighed-in on the Shick wedding that went bust, when Sharon told Nick at the altar that she knows he had sex with Phyllis.  Morrow, who will celebrate his 25th year as Nick Newman in early 2019 chimed in what the future for the stat-crossed couple may hold, and how he has enjoyed showing Nick’s dark side of late, plus he revealed one scene he felt uncomfortable with that he would not play, the ladies over the years in Nick’s life, and when asked by a listener of his memories of the late, great Jeanne Cooper (Katherine Chancellor), Joshua shared some fun and poignant remembrances. He also addressed the status of Doug Davidson at the CBS daytime drama, and hopes that the writers will find a way to utilize the Y&R vet in the future.

Next, Hudson West’s joined the podcast where he gave listeners the inside scoop on what it has been like to be one of the 12 celebrity kids competing in the first-ever Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, which debuts Sunday at 8PMEST in a two-hour season premiere on ABC.  Hudson talked on how he has been learning the dance moves with his young pro dance partner and Dancing with the Stars pro mentor, how he deals with nerves before performing his dance routines and more.  General Hospital fans who know of Hudson’s Daytime Emmy-nominated performance of Jake Webber, Elizabeth and Jason’s son, got some interesting tidbits when he talked about working with Rebecca Herbst, Steve Burton and more, and how much he loves being on the show.

The final guest of the night was Joe Lando.  Prior to bringing Joe on the air, Michael played a classic clip from Megan’s death on One Life to Live from the 90’s, where Joe as Jake Harrison performed one of the saddest and most memorable scenes in soaps with his then acting partner, Jessica Tuck.  Joe then revealed when he was on Soap Nation Live that it has been over 20 years since he had heard the scene, and was still moved by it.  Lando who is now appearing as Judge McMullen on CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful teased there could be a love interest around the corner for the judge, as well as some retribution for his ruling in the custody case of Will Spencer, because of a favor called in by Ridge.  Lando also talks about his time on the hit primetime series, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman as Byron Sully, and shared more about his time on One Life to Live working with the likes of: Erika Slezak, Bob Woods, and Tuck.

Last, during out Game Show segment, a lucky caller won two VIP tickets to the Star Struck Fan Event Fall Festival in Alexandria, Virginia featuring members of the cast of Days of our Lives, as well as a Y&R goodie bag; which includes a personalizes autographed picture of Joshua Morrow, after answering correctly some Nick Newman trivia!

For archived and past episodes of Soap Nation Live, you can go to the official show page on Spreaker.com here.

Now, listen to the broadcast with Joshua, Hudson, and Joe above, and then let us know via the comment section below what was your favorite moment in the broadcast.

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General Hospital Honored With Sentinel Award For Alzheimer’s Storyline

This week, ABC’s General Hospital was one of the recipients and honorees at the 2018 Sentinel Awards.

The awards honor storylines that inform, educate, and motivate audiences to make choices for healthier and safer lives.

Now in their 19th year, the 2018 Sentinel Awards were presented by Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of The Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Photo Credit: JPI Studios

The 12 outstanding Sentinel Awards honorees for 2018 spotlighted topics that included: nuclear safety, maternal health, HIV/AIDS, autism, sexual assault, mental health and disabilities.

One of those programs to receive the award was ABC’s General Hospital for “Sonny’s Dad storyline” which as viewers know shed a light on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease for those afflicted and their loved ones.   The story is beautifully played by Max Gail (Mike) and Maurice Benard (Sonny).  Accepting  the award on behalf of the series was EP, Frank Valentini.

Other series, notably Empire was recognized for their abortion storyline, and Grey’s Anatomy for their Hemorrhage cart storyline representing Maternal health were two other popular shows that also received recognition for their work. among others.

So, proud of GH for receiving this honor for the work they are doing in telling the emotional tale of Mike’s battle with Alzheimer’s and how it affects Sonny and his family? Comment below.

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This weekend we mourn the loss of General Hospital’s beloved Susan Brown who played Gail Baldwin. Here is her final scene from 2004 when Gail and her husband Lee (the late Peter Hansen) showed up at Lila’s funeral and had an exchange with Alan and Monica. Share your thoughts on Susan’s passing via the link below. Leave A Comment

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