From the “Out of Left Field Department” – Diego Alcazar as the Text-Message Killer.
No sooner do I go out on limb and predict who lurks behind the black ski mask as the Text-Message Killer and – BINGO – the TMK is finally revealed on General Hospital.
It’s Diego!
Diego (Ignacio Serricchio) who was shot to death in front of our eyes by Sam…..oh kaaaaay…..
I must admit – I was totally and completely taken aback.
In fact, when he pulled off his ski mask in the BIG REVEAL – I began screaming at the T.V.
Let me say, I had absolutely NO IDEA that A. the TMK would be revealed on Friday and B. it would be Diego. Although apparently there were some spoilers to that effect floating around in cyberspace. I never saw them.
There were some subtle hints – like the fact that Kristina was rendered uncommunicative when she looked outside and saw someone lurking.
The only other time she was in that state, was after she witnessed Diego being shot by her half-sister, Sam McCall.
Here’s what I just don’t get – the TMK killed wise, wonderful Georgie. Georgie was the only one in Port Charles who liked Diego and was nice to him even after he went to prison.
How are they going to explain that one?
I must say, I’m really disappointed.
Suspending reality is a given in soap watching.
But this goes wa-a-a-y beyond that realm.
If it was Diego’s father, Lorenzo Alcazar, who returned as the TMK, I could have accepted that. He was killed off-camera and a body was never found. But Diego was shot to death on screen and there was a whole mourning scene by Ted King as Lorenzo, followed by a dark period for Lorenzo’s character.
So, Diego is alive – How?
I don’t know how they’re going to explain it, but I’m tuning in today to see what happens.

8 thoughts on “Diego Alcazar: General Hospital’s Text-Message Killer

  1. Kimi
    February 25, 2008 at 11:13 am

    Hmmm ….
    OK I just watched Georgie’s death again on YouTube. When she saw her killer, she didn’t react much. She actually said “Oh thank God it’s you, for a minute there I thought I had a stalker” & put her cell away.
    If a man you thought dead walked up to you at night in a deserted park, how would you react? Certainly not like Georgie did!
    I’m way behind on my GH episodes & was actually gonna watch 2+ weeks of shows to catch up. I am SO GLAD I clicked on this thread & saw this accidentally cuz life is too short to waste.
    My best guess? GH is already feeling the heat from killing off so many faves unnecessarily & didn’t wanna take the chance on making another fave the text message killer. Diego is dispensible.
    I can’t think of one logical explanation why Diego would ever kill Georgie Jones for all of the reasons you stated above.
    The ONLY kill that would’ve made sense for Diego (to me) is Alexis & Sam. Even Leticia & Em make a smidgen of sense cuz of connections to Sonny & Jason & even THAT’s a stretch IMHO.
    I was liking this a lot better when I thought Daniel the busboy was the TMK.
    I’ll watch today just to see how they are gonna explain this away, but if it really IS Diego then GH is falling off their game big time!
    Could this crazy reveal be a product of the writer’s strike?

  2. Kimi
    February 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    OK I stand corrected, just read my soap opera digest which stated Diego killed Emily cuz Jason killed his father, THAT makes sense along w/Alexis & Sam.
    Diego killing Georgie when he was supposedly so in love with her not long before he died will never make sense to me nor will her reaction right before her death when she didn’t seem at all surprised to see a dead man in front of her.

  3. Michele
    February 25, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Hi Kimi,
    I’m still shaking my head over this Diego reveal….I’ve been surfing around different sites and it seems like 99.9 percent of GH fans are displeased by the whole thing.
    I’ve read that Diego was brought in late in the game to be the TMK, which is totally in sync with your assessment of Georgie’s comment in the park.
    You’re absolutely right. Georgie would not have been matter of fact about it, because Diego was supposedly dead.
    As I’ve said many, many times – I *hate* the fact that they killed off Georgie – and for what?

  4. Kara
    February 25, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    This is just another example of a soap starting a murder mystery without a clear plan. Is it really that hard to sketch out a plausible story arc for this kind of tale?
    I actually think Diego makes sense as the killer. He connects the victims in one way or another and has reason to want them dead. Even Georgie I can buy because, although she wrote some letters to him and let him take her to the prom, she never showed true interest. Her heart was always with Dillon. And she did play a big part in the death of Diego’s cousin, Sage.
    It also fits that Diego would victimize women. He did it before with the drugging/picture taking that got him sent to prison. And, if you recall, one of his targets was Brook, the girl he actually dated and deeply cared for. So it’s not really out of the realm of possibility for me that he turned on Georgie.
    I just wish GH had made the decision early on who the killer was going to be. Instead, it was obvious from the get-go that the show had no idea where this would lead. It was simply an ill-advised way to stir up drama.
    It’s especially sad that two beloved heroines, Georgie and Emily, had to die while the writers figuratively twirled their pens trying to tie the story together.
    Next time, GH? Have a plan.

  5. Kimi
    February 26, 2008 at 10:28 am

    Kara those are good points, I (sadly) completely forgot about that whole Brook Lyn storyline, that Georgie played a part in Sage’s death & G’s rejection of Diego. But yes, a well thought out plan could have made this storyline so much better.
    Do you remember if Diego had a problem w/Maxie at some point?
    It’s just too bad such powerful characters had to die for a story that will probably be forgotten by this time next year.

  6. Kara
    February 26, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Hi, Kimi.
    Diego had a huge crush on Maxie, but she was interested in Jesse. She was generally pretty snotty to him and treated him like so much dirt on her shoe. Typical Maxie stuff. LOL. She also played a part in the Sage mess and was one of Diego’s targets during his earlier stalker days.
    Anyhow, I’m not saying GH did a bang-up job with this. Far from it. It’s just that Diego is plausible, in my my mind, but it’s obvious the show didn’t consider him as a viable option until late in the game (probably about the time they were able to lure Ignacio back). If they had laid the groundwork from the start, it might all seem a little more planned and a little less “Holy granola! How are we going to rein in this runaway train and salvage the wreckage?!”
    They could have had Diego’s “death” play out a little differently and make Georgie’s reaction fit the scenario. But we’re left with what we’ve got.
    Maybe GH can explain some of the inconsistencies away in the coming days. I just mourn the story this *could* have been if GH had actually taken care with it from the beginning.

  7. Gupkyn
    February 28, 2008 at 4:45 am

    Georgie had seen Coop in the park before Diego killed her, remember that’s who she said “oh, it’s you” to before she freaked on him when he got too close. After Coop left Diego came & killed her, so we didn’t see her reaction to Diego since she probably didn’t know it was him anyway since he was most likely wearing his mask when he killed her.

  8. Kara
    February 28, 2008 at 7:40 am

    Good point, Gupkyn. I agree that the person she said, “Oh, it’s you” to didn’t necessarily have to be the TMK. Both Coop and Logan were in the park that night.
    I just think GH left too many “questions” that we have to fill in the answers for. And that’s because they didn’t have a plan from the start on who the TMK was going to be.
    Like I said, Diego is plausible to me, but I would have liked to see a foundation truly built for the story.
    Thanks for posting your thoughts!