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Sean Blakemore Done At General Hospital!

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Courtesy/ABC

During Monday’s GH Live, fans of the ABC soap opera learned that not only was as expected this the final day of Jeffrey Vincent Parise’s character of Carlos Rivera, but they also learned that this was also the final episode of Sean Blakemore’s (Shawn Butler)!

It all came about during the GH Live behind-the-scenes Periscope app feed, which GH was using to bring fans up close and personal to the set of  during the live shows and to get a glimpse of what was happening during commercial breaks and more!  it was then that GH executive producer Frank Valentini revealed that this was to be Blakemore’s final day on the set.  In fact, both the exiting Parise and Blakemore were presented with a cake and thanked for their talents and contributions to the soap opera.

Blakemore took to Twitter Monday night and expressed to his fans and followers:  “Thank you all from my heart 4 all ur immeasurable spprt/luv during my time on GH!  It was a great ride!  Ur support is overwhelming. . such beautiful people u all are…much love 4 each and everyone of you.”

Sean’s on-screen love interest Vinessa Antoine (Jordan) tweeted her sentiments too!  She related:  “Full of sad emotions today. Saying goodbye to my tv boo, such a pleasure to work with. #Shordan #Forever #blackcouple #GH Everything came to a head. The lying. The love. @SBlakemoreActor last day and all live! It was a lot. I will miss u.”

While Monday was Blakemore’s final  day on the set, since GH taped several episodes in advance of the live shows, viewers will see Shawn Butler on the canvas for a little while longer that will wrap up his story.

So, were you surprised to hear the news that Sean Blakemore is leaving GH?   Sad to see him go?  Share your thoughts below!

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Reagan
Reagan

I kind of think his character has run its course. I liked his work best when he first came on and had the post war stress material. Once they made him into Sonny’s soldier, it seemed like his acting changed. I wish Tom Hardy & his biracial son would show up on canvas!

D10
D10

I agree with you that it’s time for Tommy Jr. to show up at GH. He has family in Liz and could possible be love interest for Jordan.

Patrick
Patrick

I was thinking… a Jordan and Sloane pairing is a possibility
with her exotic features (sexy) and Sloane’ intensity… could be passion

only if: fan stomp around… are adamant that Sloane and Anna are bust

Reagan
Reagan

A Jordan Sloan pairing could be cool. Good call!

su0000
su0000

NO NO NO !!
Not Jeffrey Vincent Paris/ Carlos !!
I ;luv that guy!!!!
Also= sorry to see Sean Blakemore/ Shawn go ..

and to any who try to put the blame on RC and FV..
They do not have the power to fire/let anyone go..
ABC dictates who stays and goes ..

perhaps both wanted to leave..
or
perhaps they needed to be written out..
whichever- it is show business..
Especially soap actors- can be let go at any time and the actors know that..

So sad to lose them .. luved them !
Hope to see them in movies or a tv series !!!

Rose
Rose

Su0000…Carlos/Jeffrey Vincent Parise was alive and well on Madman finale Sunday night. He obviously made a career change you wouldn’t like, at least for the time being. But you do what you gotta do, and we all know how GH can find a way to bring a character back.

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

Replying here…i do like Mr. Rogers but i prefer Captain Kangaroo…seen some clips of him too on youtube!!!

Patrick
Patrick

I hope so w/two plus

JVP : Carlos was a significant contribution with the “A” team cast

think about all his scenes that he side by sided with: Sabrina, Jake, Hayden, Julian, Sonny, Duke etc…

he wasnt your run of the mill… “day player”…??? he was worth the writers while to REEL his performance

yeah, it seemed he was all over the place… catatonic.. after a mob hit… perhaps that was his stance… as an actor…

how would any one act… who “really” killed shot maimed any one

LOL

it was my original opinion… that it was nice to see person (s) of color… and Carlos was on my menu of choice

Fanny
Fanny

Good one Jiimh.

Harry
Harry

Jim, I always thought Mr Green Jeans was a fashion visionary.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

Su0000, I think you’re clearly correct that no hiring/firing decision is made without ABC’s approval, but I also think you’re naive if you believe Ron, and especially Frank, don’t have a major say in those decisions.

Who to blame for this particular decision is hard to pin down, given how little information we have. Judging from the comments on here, many viewers seem to agree that the character never really worked; it’s tempting to blame Ron, but not all story ideas originate with Ron, and it’s hard to know who was really responsible for some of the bad decisions in regard to the Shawn character.

Eileen Hargis
Eileen Hargis

Su Frank does have a say in who is hired and fired, not complete authority but a seat at the table.

dolores
dolores

enjoyed Sean Blakemore, wonderful actor, sorry to see him leave GH….also, Jeffrey Parise, his acting was phenomenal ..his anger, his remorse and his love….all shown ….thanks to both of you….wish you were not leaving

Jackie
Jackie

Awww do he have too go. I’m going too miss him. I just pray Sonny don’t leave because if he does I’m really going too cry.

Marilyn
Marilyn

I think he just renewed his contact.

Harry
Harry

Now, see, Jackie?
I cry every time I hear Maurice has renewed his contract.

Daisy
Daisy

Good. Mobsters be gone!

CeeCee
CeeCee

Agreed, Daisy. What happens when we substitute the letter ‘b’ in ‘mobsters’ with the letter ‘n’?
Yeah, three down!….including Duke, also a mobster, despite the fact that all his fans mourn him.
In my eyes, there is no absolution for any one of them…..makes no difference that he was the love of Anna’s life…it would be hypocritical of me to say otherwise. What exactly makes Duke different from the rest of these Godless snakes?

Daisy
Daisy

My thoughts exactly. Duke is praised for paying tjs tuition. Just forget the fact he ordered the kids mother killed. Mobstets be gone!

Alan
Alan

Surprised to hear he’s leaving but not sad to see the character go. Just wish Sonny was going with him.

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

When I find out that Sonny is gone, I will hold a huge party!

Patrick
Patrick

I don’t know about Sonny so much… he has his moments in front of the camera and when the writing for his character suits him

what peeves me off : ???? !!!! Carly… once again is yelling , in your face, defending “Jake”

i was thinking to myself… is this how Carly is going to be … over and over… as the dutiful “wife” of a mobster

it looked to me like Sonny wanted to off his own “STARlet”

Jamesj75
Jamesj75

Patrick, your point about Carly is well taken. As a rule, I just don’t respond well to obnoxious characters who yell much of the time. And that can be said for both Sonny and Carly.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Alas, Alan, some other thug will take his place. So, we will perpetually share Sonny’s fetid world.

Lil' Angel
Lil' Angel

Amen, Alan! With Sonny gone maybe Carly will remember she has a daughter to raise.

CeeCee
CeeCee

How true, Lil’ Angel. It just boggles the mind how these writers give such a weak representation of motherhood, as far as Carly is concerned. Sometimes I forget Carly has a daughter, until someone brings her up.
And, how hypocrytical of Sonny ‘blasting’ Jake’s character ….labeling him as a thug and ‘well-versed’ in a life of crime. Duh?! Whatever instinct Jake has was honed by his association with Sonny in another life. So, look who’s calling the kettle black!

judy
judy

Nothing surprises me about GH . Individuals win Emmys are let go,, great actors are let go and people who have no stories stay, why would we be surprised!!!!

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

I think ill bake me a cake to celebrate the departures…hope a few others will be leaving so i can really enjoy my ‘Please Go Away Party’…lol…still not doing well healthwise but sometimes good news like this makes me feel a tad better…lol

Jimh(leave it to beaver)
Jimh(leave it to beaver)

With my bad luck, Helene will have Carlos, Sean, and Hayden revive and add them to her army of evil doers working for her…now i feel a tad worse…lol

Rose
Rose

Suggestion. Whenever I need a pick-me-up I find a Mr. Rogers show on youtube. And in case you think I’m joking, I’m not.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Shout out to you, jimh…get better soon.

Patricio
Patricio

What a loss for GH. Mr. Blackmore is a huge talent. The writers never really wrote to highlight is unique presence. None of his relationships were fully explored even his devotion to Sonny.

I felt like he was on the bench ready to play at a moments notice – it never came.

See you in the movies, Mr. b!

Patrick
Patrick

I didn’t care for his acting… as Sonny Henchman

I DID however, enjoy a lot … his managing… w/his son TJ… “Ruby’ Place ” ???

that just lent a lot of charisma and character evolve

was fun to see him interacting with TJ

Claudia Kurzyna
Claudia Kurzyna

I will be sorry to see him leave General Hospital.

Eden
Eden

Three great actors in one week, Ian, Jeffrey and Sean. Pretty stupid. Yet they keep the actors that play the boring characters of Kiki, Valerie, Nathan and Tj. Bad moves. And where is Michael Easton, one of the best around and being so under used. The only good thing that may come of those great actors leaving is hopefully we see the end of all the mob/killing stories…enough of that already. If that doesn’t happen then its just a shameful waste of talent

Rose
Rose

Not just Michael who is underused, or misused. Same for Michelle and Roger. And where’s Ava?

SW
SW

Preach!!!

Patrick
Patrick

say what one will : ie: the “LIVE” shows…. I still found Roger Howarth to enigmatic and REEL his presence

LOL : I don’t know about the spin… ( I don’t like it ) with Nina and Ric

there was no rhyme or reason : ????

get Ric in the courthouse !!!!
and finagle his way in to Carly life

there’s the magic

Ava come home NOW ! w/Silas and: @Sonny : fight over Ave (s)

back to Franco : this is not fair to him… perhaps this is the writers teaming up to have Roger fighting even more so … for Nina… but, SHE has to smarten UP… alright already…

i don’t know… for my book : one does NOT toy with RH’ Franco

Patricio
Patricio

I don’t think Ian is finished. He will be back!

Rose
Rose

Liked Sean when he was being there for the teen boy (forgot his name). But increasing he became a hypocrite due to his being Soony’s hitman…”Do as I say but not as I do.” Speaking of Sonny’s hitmen they are a revolving door…Jason, Max, now Sean.

Nadine
Nadine

Saddens me that they removed one of the couple black characters on the show, shame on you General Hospital

Max Daddee
Max Daddee

I enjoy Sean being on the show; he’s a good actor. But the role as Sonny’s hitman doesn’t really lend itself to Sean getting much of a chance to express his acting talent. I know greater opportunities are out there for him.

maryjeans
maryjeans

Poor Shawn, he screwed up every assignment. His scenes with TJ were always good. Who will become Sonny’s enforcer?

Mary SF
Mary SF

Never mind who will be Sonny’s enforcer, who is going to make Kelly’s famous BTL’s??????– everyone in Port Charles has them lunch, or dinner at some point in time– this news is sure to make Heather Weber go over the deep end–LOL

Jeremy
Jeremy

yes Mary- what will Heather do… is the question. Maybe, TJ will take over while he’s on summer break from PCU? Otherwise, if Heather doesn’t get her BLT’s – watch out Port Charles!
Oh, maybe since new-Kiki spends so much time there, she and Morgan can finally have a job!

Patrick
Patrick

I couldn’t think of it to save face

was it at one time called Ruby’ Place ?

Kellys Diner… there you have it… love that place… it was enjoyable and Sean and TJ lent a familial feel to this superb place

ps: last i checked on line (ratings)… the best bacon to be had… currently: 9.99 for a 4 pack at Cosco

Kirkland bacon

Shay
Shay

Well, if my suggestion for Delia to take the diner’s reins doesn’t come to fruition, wouldn’t it be a laugh riot if Heather gets sprung on a technicality and ends up running the place with Franco? Of course, she would eat up all the profits keeping herself in hog heaven with all those BLT sandwiches!!!

Reagan
Reagan

Since it is Spencer owned & Bobby is supposedly around, maybe she will run it. Morgan can work there with her.

Patrick
Patrick

“ALL” really great ideas : who’s going to manage “Kelly Diner”

Heather Webber : LOL : ’nuff said
Nina and Franco
Delia : @Shay : I really like this idea as well… would be great to see Ava their
Bobbi and Morgan : YES ! this would be so much FUN… lets see some flirtatiousness…. why not…. it’s Ms. Bobbi and sexy Morgan

in our household every saturday morning…. we have BLT’s with Avocado

Shay
Shay

@Patrick….Sounds yummy! (I LOVE avocados….even straight up!) As for your thoughts regarding the future management of Kelly’s? I agree all present tantalizing options—which means it’s likely none will ultimately happen…LOL! I have a strong hunch that the next diner operator will be “Val-Chops”…she has already stated on more than one occasion that she loves to cook, so that perhaps foreshadows her future. And being a Spencer, it will keep the business in the family. Maybe even Laura will be in the management mix upon her return to Port Charles? Shades of her past…..

davidevansmith
davidevansmith

Not terribly surprised, Shawn has always been kind of shoehorned into stories and forgotten from time to time. He had a random intro through The Balkan, he had a fizzled attempt with Carly, he ran Kelly’s, he replaced Jason for Sonny, he messed around with Alexis with little ramifications, the TJ stuff was his best anchor to the canvas, but they never could decide what to do with Shawn and they couldn’t ever really integrate him into the overall canvas.

GH continues to struggle with integrating African-American characters into the canvas, and I STILL BLAME GUZA because killing off Justus Ward in such a relatively permanent way was possibly his biggest blunder of a Quartermaine murder that he could have made.

Maybe they could retroactively reveal that TJ’s true father is Justus Ward, and that Justus/Jordan had a long-ago off-screen fling? Making TJ a Quartermaine and giving him and Jordan a new anchor to the canvas? That could repair some dwindling Q ranks, just by making TJ suddenly a Quartermaine heir apparent. Tracy would be furious about another Ward family interloper. Oh the dreams of a dreamer to right all of Guza’s wrongs…

Rose
Rose

I was also wondering if someone from the Ward clan might be Valerie’s father. They are going to have to find something for her to do, eventually, or not.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I love that very sound premise, davidnsnsmith. It fits like a glove into the Quartermaine history and domain. Perfect.

davidevansmith
davidevansmith

Thanks!!! I love me some Wards!

I originally thought TJ would be Tommy Hardy Jr., but that never panned out. But Justus spent a large amount of his life off-camera, before his debut and after, in between recasts, so a fling with Jordan is entirely possible, plus Jordan ending up in law enforcement and Justus a lawyer, I could have seen them in the same circles. And Jordan could try to redeem herself in TJ’s eyes by revealing all her secrets and staking a claim on the Quartermaine fortune for him! Tracy would finally have some family to battle again, and Molly reacting to TJ as a Quartermaine could be good also.

But I always want fun new characters added to the Quartermaine ranks. Once Howarth took over Franco, I was thrilled that Franco, Ava, and Kiki were a new branch of the Quartermaine family… which didn’t pan out. I also thought Lisa Niles would have made a great bride of Frankenstein for AJ had they ever overlapped on the canvas. Missed opportunities!

Jimmy
Jimmy

I fully agree with your post, GH has a very limited African-American set. But, it seems like Frank and Ron are trying to change that. They brought on Valerie, and African-American addition to a core GH family, which was a great idea. That also opens up the possibility of bringing her father on, adding to the set. And I’ve said for so long that GH would re-introduce the Ward family, there are many members (Faith, Keesha, Maya, etc.) and they could even resurrect Justus and I’d be fine with it because he shouldn’t have been killed.

As for your first paragraph, you are spot on. Shawn never really fit in to story, he had few connections to the canvas, and, truth be told, was never an interesting character. I liked him at first with the post-war stress story, and, ironically, I liked him with Jordan, and I enjoyed their backstory because it shed light on who he was before he came to Port Charles. But all the in-between time, being Sonny’s enforcer (and a terrible one at that), and being romantically paired with Carly and Alexis (which I never really bought) were failed attempts to integrate him. I will miss Sean Blakemore, though. He’s a very good actor.

Rose
Rose

Right on Jimmy!!! I’m with you on all points. Since you remember the Ward family you would probably enjoy listening to Mary Mae on youtube singing in that Paris nightclub where Edward first saw her during the war. What a lovely voice!

Sent from my iPad

Kimmy
Kimmy

Yes!! I thought he was great with Vinessa Antione and was looking forward to them getting through their drama and then onto to another adventure together! Good luck to you Sean and you will be missed.

Timmm
Timmm

Good, not a fan. Take TJ and Jordan with you. I love the house cleaning! Lets roll out the cash cow and get some big names back in the fold! Come on Frank!

Fanny
Fanny

My thoughts exactly.

jeremy
jeremy

🙁 I didnt see this coming, Goodluck Sean you will be miss much love here.

Vicki Black
Vicki Black

I am truly afraid for General Hospital. Management is making a lot of BAD decisions – in the humble opinion of a loyal 50-year fan. Not sure Sean was an issue, just the last straw. Long line (Wally, Anthony, Jeffrey, now Sean) of “not 20-something” actors gone. Three killed off by management. You can’t lose an entire generation and survive. Plus Quartermaines have been pivotal to GH for years and are now decimated.

Jimmy
Jimmy

Wally was put on contract by DAYS and Tony decided to call it quits, so that isn’t GH’s fault.

There wasn’t any issue with Sean, but the character Shawn never really fit in to the show. And when you look at the cast, and think about which characters could be written out to thin out the cast, Sean is near the top of the list because of his few connections to the canvas and little importance story-wise.

Same thing with Jeffrey, after he killed Duke, his fate was sealed. Carlos never really had a place on the show, just a hired mobster who was likely going to die soon. I thought it was going to happen when he and Johnny ambushed the prison crew, but they held out until now.

My hope is that now the Carlos is dead, Sabrina will leave town. She is another character who has no ties to the show and is unimportant to story.

The only real downside is losing Sean and Jeffrey who are both very good actors, but they will no doubt find work elsewhere soon.

The only person who didn’t need to go was Duke. I’m very disappointed that GH killed him off just as he and Anna were finally going to be happy. After months of stumbling around trying to decide where they were going with Anna and Duke, it was finally about to be right for them. They could have left town together, or Duke could have been put in Witness Protection, and return when the mob war ended. Ian Buchanan is a true gem and he should not have been killed off.

Patrick
Patrick

“… Sean is near the top of the list because of his few connections to the canvas and little importance story-wise. ”

I agree with this

so … seeing that Sonny hit man… (Sean) is offed
so… seeing that Julian hit man… (Carlos) is offed

what are we happening

little house on the prairie

a lovefest with treaties signed

LOL

maybe Ava will return and steer Sonny head
maybe Olivia will render Julian 4 hour plus stamina

ps: i am looking forward to the evolution of Jordan and her son… at long last… family

Timmm
Timmm

Characters without connections is a always a sign of their demise. The actor who played Carlos is very talented. He had no connections in PC and he was a cartoon-like character. I would bring him back as a twin, a good twin and make him a business tycoon trying to challenge Nick for ELQ. OR, clean him up and make him Lilly’s brother but still make a him half decent, not thug like!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Agreed!

rebecca1
rebecca1

Sigh…I think I’m sad when each character goes! Unless it’s someone I really detest…I like knowing that these people all live in this fictional world…The show is losing a lot of familiar faces, probably to cut budget…add new characters, take others away.

I liked Sean; I liked his relationship with TJ and I would have liked to have seen Sean, TJ and Jordan as a family. Since he’s still alive the door’s open; maybe he’ll walk through it again down the line.

Patrick
Patrick

i’m still grieving… Duke

dang! wasn’t that funeral over and move on

I knew Carlos was in the cards…

the potential for both, Duke and Carlos… with the whole lot of womanhood… Plus!

Duke: Olivia , Traci, Anna
Carlos : Sabrina, Ava, Carly, Valerie, Rosalee, me

LOL

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Patrick…lol….

My current GH biggest losses are Duke, AJ and Ned. The first two have already risen from the dead so unless the Caleb/vampire story returns…where we find out both AJ and Duke were “saved” by a few love bites…they’re lost to us. I’m hoping GH is still on the air when Wally Kurth’s contract on the other soap expires..and they have enough sense to sign him up!

jacwooten
jacwooten

I’m not as much sad to see him go as I am confused about who Jordan will be paired with now. I like Jordan and hope Vinessa will stay on. But she needs a potential love interests. Right? Maybe not. Maybe her and Anna can be Kick-Ass women who don’t need no man ( as I am not fond of Anna’s inevitable pairing with Sloane).

jonboy
jonboy

He’s a talented actor and will certainly find something more worthy of his talent than GH.

Missmeka1987
Missmeka1987

GH is cleaning out the house I’m sure more to be announced..

Shay
Shay

Well, ’tis the season for spring cleaning….I’m hoping this is only the start! Let’s keep this trend going with TJ, Jordan, Sappy, Nina, Ric, Hayden and Grossalie! Too, too many unimportant peeps are cluttering the canvas, and preventing our favorites from getting their deserved airtime. By the way, hello again, Epiphany! I was quite gratified to see this no-nonsense nurse—and her inimitable take-no-prisoners attitude—back on the GH floor where they belongs!!!!

Harry
Harry

Shay, Hayden is leaving but I was kind of enjoying her going toe to toe with Miss Lizzy.

Shay
Shay

Well, I really cannot say that I shall miss Hayden, Harry, but I have just read an alarming report that none other than our lovely Liz is headed out the GH door later this summer. I certainly hope it is not true….I love RH and her departure would be unforgiveable!

Shay
Shay

Oh! And “Val-Chops,” too….mustn’t forget “Val-Chops!”

Dan
Dan

Hey Shay, can you explain the “Val Chops” nickname, if you don’t mind? I think it’s hilarious, but I was curious where you came up with it.

Fanny
Fanny

At least their heading in the right direction.

Shay
Shay

@Dan…..No, I don’t mind at all! When Val first came on the GH scene, a few people commented about her big, blindingly white smile. One poster—-it was Harry, actually—made a remark about her “choppers.” Hence, I began calling Ms. Spencer, “Val-Chops,” and now it has become habit. Therefore, I can take neither credit nor blame for the notion that inspired this nickname….it belongs to Harry!!!!!

Harry
Harry

Val Chops is hilarious and I had nothing to do with that nick name anymore than I had anything to do with “Sappy” or “Sparkle Pony.”
Own your brilliance, Shay.

Shay
Shay

@Harry…..Brilliance begets brilliance…..you often inspire me, and you most definitely did with “Val-Chops,” hence, I shall happily share the credit for that one with you. As for “Sappy,” yep, that was mine and mine alone, but not “Sparkle Pony!” I always thought you coined that apt little moniker!

Joe
Joe

Not surprising at all. General Hospital has never kept any black actors on their show for very long. This lousy pattern goes way back to the Brian and Claudia days in the 70s. Very annoying and typical. Sean Blakemore is awesome and a big loss to GH. I wish him luck in his acting career.

Patrick
Patrick

thanks… this was going to be my last post

ie: people of color add stimuli … a release of mind expansion and cover

Rodd
Rodd

I was really shocked to read this. Sean is in the opening credits. Why can’t “Diane” get “Shawn” off with a slap on the wrist like she does everyone else?

Now with “Duke” and “Carlos” dead, “Milo” and “Max” nowhere to be found and “Shawn” headed for prison (if that’s what happens), it looks like “Sonny” and “Julian” will have no one left to do their dirty work. Maybe it’s the end of all the mob stuff! Ha! Ha! Right. One can wish.

Best wishes to Mr. Blakemore!

Jimmy
Jimmy

This isn’t too much of a shock, nor am I disappointed. Sean is a good actor and I’m sad we’re losing him, but the character of Shawn never really worked with the show. He never really had a place, and it felt like the show was trying too hard to integrate him into story. The only real time he had a purpose was when T.J. and Jordan came to town, and we got some insight on Shawn’s backstory. Other than that, he wasn’t an important character, nor did he have ties to the canvas, so losing him isn’t a big loss for the show. Same with Carlos, he’s not an important character. Only the actors will be missed.

Aria
Aria

Was it his choice? Are they getting ready to reveal that jake is Jason therefore sonny can only have 1 bff?
I like the actor sad to see him go but I did think his charater compromise Jordan and her being a cop, guess we now know he’s going away, also I hope they don’t kill off Haden I like her. Although I’m troubled that it was nikolas that really send out the hit.

aria
aria

i love shawn, but i prefer jordan over shawn and felt unless shawn quite working for sonny theres no way they could be a couple, it would of made it impossible for jordan to be a cop. at least he wasn’t killed, this show really loves killing people.

duke, also sad about him, big mistake killing him off again here we have shawn going to prison, yet duke is six feet under, a resurrection would make his whole exit a mockery, so big mistake…

Luke, i’m sad about his retirement, but hopefully he’ll pop up again…

carlos, i see a lot of post were he’s getting a lot of love, but this guy “the character” was such a weasel, he would shoot someone and go running to sabrina for protection, i mean really? he was so smug, anna had to shoot him, it was justice in my book.

Ned, the show dropped the ball here, Wally proved how vital ned was, so to not be offered a contract was insulting, you would think the show would of counter offered, but now we are loosing Ned, who won’t be around when Jason is revealed to be alive, this is going to suck…

I hope Hayden isn’t going anywhere, she really has turned out to be fun to watch, mind you i love Elisabeth so i hate hayden picking on her, but liz can handle her, plus anyone who irritates Carly got me at hello..

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Oh, Aria…I so agree about Wally Kurth/Ned. I love ” both” of them and yes, GH should have fought to keep him. Big loss for the show…

Harry
Harry

Love Ned as well. He was always the voice of reason in that crazy Quartermaine family.
Now about Sean? Okay, just going to say it. It always baffled me that this buff, gorgeous black man was so damn boring. I mean, appearance wise, he’s the anti-Ryan Lavery, possibly the most boring soap character in history.

SoapFan
SoapFan

HIP HIP HOORAY!!!! YAY!!! So, so, soooooooo glad that the character of Shawn is leaving! The character was best when he was Molly’s new, mysterious friend in town. After that, he was a total wash. Absolutely pointless on GH!

I LOVE the character of Jordan, and now that Shawn is out of her orbit, maybe she can get a decent storyline! Shawn was doing NOTHING but holding her back.

I’m thinking a romance with Agent Sloane?!! Those two look great together! They could work and play together all day long!

Maybe finally a romance with Silas if he ever comes back?! I think they’d look good together, too! Plus, Silas needs someone with decent morals.

There are so many romantic options available to Jordan! I just hope they pair her with one of the guys already on the show — not bring in someone new.

Timmm
Timmm

I have not missed Silas for ONE minute!

The Substitute
The Substitute

They need to trim the cast now when does Nina & Franco leave?

Mary SF
Mary SF

They might need Nina and Franco to take over Kelly’s — I mean someone has to keep Port Charles supplied with BLT’s.

Jeremy
Jeremy

oh, I like that idea Mary! Change the name to Franco’s, though.
OMG, I can only imagine all the cray cray fun Nina and Franco would have in the kitchen, serving, and upstairs. It could be so Noises Off, with all the doors, especially upstairs, too! So much fun to be had.

Patrick
Patrick

gosh !

LOL

what a great !!!! idea

I was hoping these two would take over the Crimson… ??? ie: that Connie owned

but… was this too close to home at what Michelle Stafford; Phyllis did on Y&R

so what ???

this would give Nina so much commando… her presence would be tantamount to tremors and richtor scale move

Roger Howarth… her leading man… need only love… be in love… and passionately squire his lady love to passion

The Substitute
The Substitute

To compare this man of any consequence compared to Stuart Damon how th mighty have fallen

bklyngirl
bklyngirl

Thank god. My girl Vinessa/Jordan was wasted on him. I hope they finally come to their senses and bring Jordan and Julian together.

SoapFan
SoapFan

YES!!! I’d love to see Jordan and Julian together, too!

Patrick
Patrick

no….. !!!

Julian : has to be with Olivia

so long Alexis

Alexis needs to have sessions with Kevin…and there fore… would her inner self “alive”

aria
aria

oh yeah, she’ll give up one killer and hook up with a weasel, it make sense, not! I wonder about some of the women in here, i didn’t know weasel men were in…

Shay
Shay

Sadly, SB was a prime example of a good actor cast in an increasingly thankless role…it started out promising enough, but became just plain silly when he was reduced to slinging hash and servicing Alexis and her insatiable appetites for both his meatloaf sandwiches and physical prowess. Never liked him with Jordan, either. Hope this latest development portends her exit with TJ, as well. I would love to see the diner in new hands….perhaps Delia’s? She would be a great proprietress of Kelley’s…and maybe she could even bring Roger along with her!

Rose
Rose

Do like the idea of Delia at Kelly’s. That way she could at least be closer to AJ/Avery. Would want her to keep her NYC bar…she could hire someone to run it when she wasn’t there.

Timmm
Timmm

excellent!

Shay
Shay

This is true, Rose. Quite frankly, I thought that Delia was the obvious one to have received custody of Avery, given they are blood relatives. With her based in Port Charles, it would be a perfect situation to get that precious little angel back with her real family! Plus, nuKiki could certainly use some supervision….obviously, Silas isn’t enough to keep her in line.

Jeremy
Jeremy

omg, when he made her meatloaf sandwiches, it grew on me, and I began making them with left-over meatloaf. I’ll always remember that with Shawn and Alexis.

Harry
Harry

Jeremy, that is exactly what happened to me when AMC’s Stuart Chandler (the sweetest soap character of all time and someone I still miss–yes, he became real to me) spoke to Nurse Gloria about the heavenly delights of a fried egg sandwich. I thought it sounded rather disgusting, but you know what? I tried one and it was delicious.

Fanny
Fanny

@Shay
Delia would fit in PERFECTLY, with Ava and 2 granddaughters already settled
in Port Charles what better excuse does she need, to visit and stick around.
It’s high time Luke sold Kelly’s to someone who’s willing to run it properly.
Delia would be an ideal candidate, Fou-Fou crazy, funny..

Shay
Shay

“Fou-fou crazy?” Fanny….I love it! LOL….Yes, Delia’s special sort of crazy would be perfectly dished up alongside the diner’s favorite delicacies, and it would be such a kick to have her beloved spouse Dr. Roger show up for the grand opening!!!! Everyone would be calling him Mike!

rose
rose

When you nuKiki did you mean newKiki or nukeKiki?

Shay
Shay

Well, I meant the former, Rose, but the latter is rather an appealing notion, too, isn’t it?

Robin from East Tennessee
Robin from East Tennessee

Well, I am totally devastated over losing Sean and Ian, and Tony, Wally and last but not least Jeffery Praise! Pretty Crappy! They will be missed and I wish each of them much success in the future.

Robin

Mary SF
Mary SF

I am sorry he lost his gig– good steady paycheck as actor is not easy to come by, and in daytime there are very limited opportunities, so I hope he finds work soon. I suppose losing the character might be paving the way for Jake/Jason to resume his spot as Sonny’s enforcer. I hope not– I was really looking forward to them taking Jason into a different direction.

Charday
Charday

Shawn had run his course, but what of Jordan and TJ? I kinda like TJ, but he’s way under-utilized.

Michael (not Fairman)
Michael (not Fairman)

I have to agree with countless posts above: The actor showed great promise (his initial appearances in the Balkan storyline revealed both presence and talent, and I was glad they kept him around) but the character became increasingly pointless, and it’s not a big surprise that they’ve chosen to write him out. I think TPTB are subject to valid criticism for not doing a better job of making the character work, given the actor’s obvious charisma and the show’s very mixed history with African American characters.

Timmm
Timmm

I think that in the end Shawn didnt have enough of a story to tell and enough PC connections. Plus, Jakeson will be Sonny’s Lieutenant once he knows who he is. Shawn could have jumped ship and worked for Julian?

jan lopez
jan lopez

why do you kill off the people like? duke was a great actor and part of the gh family for years.why shawn?he was goodfor the sunny story? you pursue all the baby stories ad nausem. i have watched gh since it came onair you guys are ruining it. we all love liz why do thst to her character?get some writers who have imagination already stop the stories or sadly soap opreas will be the thing of the past. bad moves guys.the luke story was horrible went onto long. we all loved that charachter, if he is going to retire why not with a great story, which he deserves.enough with jake doe. tellhim he is jason.

aria
aria

does anyone watch GMA? the show promotes the hell out of their primetime schedule and movies, so its really sad and disappointing that GMA or even the View didn’t bother to give a shout out to GH going live for two days, its really sad especially when you do see the crap that they do promote. GH is the networks longest running show, show them some respect and give them a little love. if they can show love to the bachelor and promote movies from other studios then a sign of respect would go a long way… just my opinion..

su0000
su0000

aria,,,
Daytime is not the network’s money maker..
Daytime is just there to be there.. It’s mostly junk TV and not greatly invested in..

(( Daytime is the armpit of Broadcast TV ….

The soaps being on daytime is their biggest killer, daytime will kill the soaps..
To keep them alive they need to moved out of daytime tv..

Before 100’s of ‘cable’ networks came to tv daytime tv mostly ran on the soap operas, no longer is that the way it is …..

bklyngirl
bklyngirl

@SoapFan, Yes they need to set it off. I wanted Jordan and Julian since their first exchange discussing the business. 🙂 I could care less about Alexis and Olivia. They’re a blip on my radar.

SoapFan
SoapFan

I mean, honestly! Like anyone really cares about Olivia and Julian or Alexis and Julian! There’s absolutely NOTHING great or interesting about either couple. Jordan and Julian have so much more potential!

Rebecca1
Rebecca1

Jordan and Juluan may have chemistry…but it would make zero sense for Jordan to have sacrificed all she did, disappoint and lie to her son, betray Shawn whom she truly loves…to go out with a criminal. If she was going to allow herself to go that route, she would have stayed with Shawn.

Harry
Harry

Sing it! I cannot stand Julian anymore–that smug faced bastard.

rebecca1
rebecca1

LOL…love your passion, Harry!

Shay
Shay

I like Olivia and Julian, but cannot abide him with Alexis! They just seem so forced and mismatched….had they not had Sam in common, there would have been nothing to bind these two characters, particularly since the extremely youthful Julian looks more akin to a not-long ago high-school jock walking down the hall than some dangerous middle-aged mafia kingpin fighting for Sonny’s territory. Despite the actor’s actual years, he plays so much more junior, which makes his pairing with the looking-frumpier-by-the-moment-yet-still-trying-(too-hard)-to-be-sexy Alexis just patently absurd. I really hope that there is soon a new woman for Julian….and Olivia is exactly the luscious lady for him, especially when he discovers their son is still alive.

bklyngirl
bklyngirl

@SoapFan. TRUTH. Time for Jordan and Julian. 🙂

And don’t start that noise with Shawn vs Julian. When thug a kill Shawn for Sonny, is a first rate JUDGMENTAL assh**le, blowing smoke at Jordan. Don’t get me started.

CeeCee
CeeCee

If Julian is indeed serious about getting out of a life of crime, bklyngirl, then okay; perhaps he and Jordan could be a couple….I always sensed an attraction….since her days at the Art Gallery. But, I do not believe Julian ever extricating himself from that dark life….so, It would not even be a consideration for Jordan. I do agree that the would be great together. I find him very sexy.
Then again, I agree with Shay …..Julian and Olivia showed how hot they were together…they sizzled.
Both women are beautiful, and do not look like Julian’s much older siblings.
I will never understand why the bosses of GH did not ‘hire’ a younger actress for this character, if their intention was to box her into this role. While she may be the right age to be Sam’s mother, having given birth to her as a teen, Julian certainly isn’t old enough to be Sam’s father. Kelly Monaco looks her age and not a day younger.
So, when Alexis decided to sneak out of boarding school ( hard to do, actually), she was about 16? So, that would have made Julian 6? And, at a bar. …I know, I know, it’s a soap. LOL.
bklyngirl? Jordan is too good for Julian. What about Silas?…..well, if ever comes back.

Penny andrews
Penny andrews

Hated to see him go

CeeCee
CeeCee

I was thinking how this case could be so cut and dry. If Shawn’s bullet did not hit Hayden, won’t forensics know that? Will there not be an investigation? Will they realize that there were two guns fired? And, where is the other bullet, if Shawn actually took a shot?
Also, won’t ballistics come into play? I hope CSI does its job….but, it’s PCPD……can’t expect much.
If it had been real life, Shawn would be out of jail, by now…or at least, charged with a lesser crime…possession of an illegal weapon, or something…

Shay, I have entertained…uhmm, romanced, actually; the idea of a Julian-Olivia ‘mobrance’. But, it would be defeating Olivia’s purpose. I think she is done with that life, after enduring Sonny. From what I understand she’s always been a reluctant participant…ergo, not telling either Sonny or Julian about her babies. I believe in her adult years she has learned her lesson.
Not so Alexis. Acting the schoolgirl. The itch is mightier than any wisdom God may have given her. (I wonder if women like this character truly exist). Here she goes again, believing him….what an excuse. She is too old and experienced to fall into the same hole over and over again.
C’mon, writers…have Alexis snap out of it!!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

I agree re Alexis; she has truly become a boob (pun intended).

CeeCee
CeeCee

I was under the impression you were Alexis’s champion, Nancy. Perhaps I am mistaking you for someone else?

Ann Morris
Ann Morris

he was so great on the show I really like him!!! Why does he have to leave ???he makes the show too
Especially the woman he was in love with!!!
I watch the show every afternoon and going to miss Sean!!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

And I am done with Sean! A character has to consist of more than “muscles and blood”!

nancy dillingham
nancy dillingham

Can we get rid of the character of Julien also? He reminds me of our former president Bush–always looks constipated and angry. Again, we need more than “muscles and guns” (yes, pun intended), to hang a character on.

CeeCee
CeeCee

I never thought President Bush (W) looked angry…just puzzled.

CeeCee
CeeCee

Well, it seems that Julian is on the road to redemption. This is where the writers are headed. Why else would his so-called-family hover over him with such fervor? Gosh, these people barely know each other….not too long ago, none of them was aware of each other’s existence. It takes years to form such a bond. And, of course, lusty-granny Alexis is, as always, front and center. Ha!
Julian’s blood and reputation will forever be tainted, no matter how high the makeshift pedestal is raised. It is a joke, really.

Shay
Shay

Redemption? For about a week, maybe, CeeCee! How many times have we heard this same old, same old story from Julian? He always goes back on his word….and of course, as long as he keeps Alexis fat and happy in the sack, she puts up with it!!!! (Despite her superficial protestations that last only until her over-sized libido kicks in…..) By the way, I just have to ask, if Mr. Jerome so spins Ms. Davis’ wheels, why does she constantly appear in the form of a blowsy, disheveled wreck who appears to get dressed in a wind tunnel? She was an absolute mess the other day in that peach-colored tunic blouse….just so slovenly! Hardly the look of blissful, together professional woman! It makes no sense, especially when you consider that Anna is supposedly at the end of her rope with grief over the loss of her love Duke, and nearly losing her mind with the Carrrr-LOS! killing cover-up, and yet, still she’s immaculately-attired and groomed. Hmmmm…..

Chrizzxxx
Chrizzxxx

About time! I’m sorry the writer really didn’t do nothing with this character but tried to turn him into Jason 2.0. 1st he was a soldier then he was Carly’s bodyguard then Alexis’ beau now he’s sonny’s right hand man. Every since he came on to the screen he’s
been all over the place.

Jess
Jess

So sad to see him leave so does this mean Jason finds out who is & comes back to sonny & Sam? GH is dragging the Jason return too long.!! They need to start writing like awarding winning drama writers

crystal
crystal

Very sad to see Sean Blackmore go.Sick of lack of strong African American character development on General Hospital. The characters of Jordan and Shawn have great chemistry but the writers would rather focus on clingy must have a man any man at all times Elizabeth, a terribly casted Valerie, wimpy , whiny, Michael , and Sabrina, too fast a couple Brad and Lucas, and Julian who is really a major criminal. I have been watching the show since I was a little girl and have followed the show for over 50 years. I loved Jessie, Steve, and Audrey followed Monica And Allen, watch Luke and Laura and obsessed over Sonny and Brenda. Sam and Jason are the best couple for this period of the show. No other couples have had the level of chemistry that the couples I mentioned. Certainly no African American couples have been given the commitment to their story line by the writers to develop that chemistry until Shawn and Jordan. Instead, we are supposed to believe in silly pairings such as Epiphany and Milo, If the writers think appealing to a younger audience is what matters, I watch with my 20 year daughter just like I watched with my mom. The African American audience matters just as much! Legacy characters matter just as much! young viewers turn into old viewers as long as we are not driven away. I also think that if they can get Rebecca Budig back and get her to stay,Hayden and Nikolas are a breath of fresh air. Lastly the writers should take time since they have it, wasted opportunities that come to mind are Bobbie involved in the Jake, Jocelyn transplant story and a funeral when Jason “died”.

PK Mez
PK Mez

going to miss Shawn , Carlos too.

Would like to see Jeff Webber return and become chief of Staff.
Liz could really use her Dad being around.

Shay
Shay

Yes, PK Mez! I have also called for a return of a recast Jeff Webber! ‘Twould be a kick to see him dealing with his two ex-wives—Monica and that loose cannon also known as “Heather!”—not to mention providing a much-needed shoulder to lean on for his daughter, the practically family-less Liz.

Rena
Rena

Well, this breaks my heart hearing about Sean Blakemore leaving. I love the character of Shawn Butler. He was the only reason I was still watching the show. Sean Blakemore is a very talented actor and he had a great prescence. There was a regalness and quiet dignity about him. I loved his relationship with TJ and his brief romance with Jordan. It’s very disheartening how black characters never get to stick around longterm like nonblacks. I notice that there are no black leads on GH, no black couples, no black families and no black children. If a black chararacter does stick around, they are rarely shown (ex: Epiphany). But there has never been a black character as a lead who stuck around for at least 7 years or more. There are no black vet characters. And that is very sad. With that said, I will no longer watch GH or any other soap since they are all still very anti-black. I think black viewers should stop watching GH and other soaps as well, since they are severely ignored and treated as invisible. Half the cast of today’s soap should be black. This is almost 2016, not 1976.

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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

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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.

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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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Chloe Lanier Making A Return To General Hospital

Look for naughty Nelle to be back on all-new episodes of GH, and that means fans will get to see more of Daytime Emmy-winner, Chloe Lanier!

According to Soap Opera Digest, Lanier will be back on-screen after leaving the show In August after two years with the daytime drama series.

When Chloe left the series, Nelle was carted off to prison for her deceptions and crimes, but according to her chat with SOD, she is back because she ‘has some unfinished business with some people.”  Lanier’s return stint starts next week.

So how will Nelle’s re-emergence impact Lucas and Brad who are raising Nelle and Michael’s son?  Will she seek more retribution on Carly?  Stay tuned.  After all, Nelle gave her baby to Brad in the now notorious baby switch, which we have since learned that baby “Wiley” has a heart condition that can be traced back to Michael’s side of the family,

Glad there will be more Nelle coming up on GH? Comment below!

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