I am SO mad.
And SAD!
What are the powers that be at General Hospital thinking?
First they kill off Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston).
Kind and caring Emily – the only truly good Quartermaine.
That was last month.
And as we’re still reeling from that….POW!
They sock us with Georgie’s death – strangled by the text-message killer, the latest maniac du jour on a soap marked by constant violence.
Georgie…faithful and trusted friend, loyal little sister, wise Georgie – to coin Spinelli’s descriptions.
And now she’s dead.
Why?
Why did they have to kill Georgie, who was so capably and wonderfully played by Lindze Letherman.
Letherman joined the soap in 2002 as a teen.I watched her grow from a schoolgirl into a beautiful young woman right before my eyes.
There are so many other characters on the show who should have been killed off before Georgie – or before Emily, for that matter.
Why is it that GH writers see fit to kill off all the truly good, honest and honorable characters and leave all the liars, cheaters and low-lifes?
It’s not Letheman’s fault that she’s gotten zero in the way of storylines since her romance/marriage ended with Dillon Quartermaine (Scott Clifton).
There was so much potential – not to mention fan anticipation – for a Georgie/Spinelli romance.
There was that wonderful moment on Friday, when Spinelli (Bradford Anderson) came to the realization that Georgie was into him.
Anderson is an amazing talent, who burst onto the GH scene and became an instant favorite, while breathing life into the quirky, seemingly innocent yet wise-beyond-his years, computer genius.
And those coveted, beautiful moments that were shared between Letherman and Anderson are now gone forever.
Click here to see G-Spin in a wonderful video tribute.
Spinelli was the one to find the body of his “loyal friend.”
How horrible and tragic to see Georgie’s contorted body lying across the steps with a cord around her neck.
And Anderson really delivered. His performance was so emotional – and terribly heartbreaking.
Click here to watch the video of Spinelli finding Georgie’s body.
This sets the stage for the return of Georgie’s prodigal mom, fan fave, Felicia Jones (Kristina Wagner).
But at what price?
Right now, GH is reduced to nothing more than mob wars and psychos running loose.
Violence and murder are commonplace. Honestly, I’m sick of it.
Whatever happened to “Love in the Afternoon?”

17 Responses to “Why Did General Hospital Kill Georgie Jones?”

  1. UGH! guess we will only get love in the afternoon if Soapnet is showing reruns from the 70s!
    I HATE that they killed Georgie, really hate it! Why’d they even bother to resign her to a new contract and/or set up the Spinelli/Georgie possibilities?
    The really sad thing is once the initial shock wears off Georgie could become a distant memory. GH is killing core characters strictly for shock value but what will they have left when it wears off? A bunch of characters we don’t know or care about?
    I’m glad Kristina Wagner is returning, but as you said at what price.
    On the plus side (very few pluses in this scenario) Georgie’s death creates ENDLESS story for Maxie. Every future mess she creates will revert back to her good sister’s murder. She’s already screwed up & just needs a reason to wreak more havoc, LuLu better watch her back.
    All I can say is, I really hope TPTB will at least allow Mac to capture this killer or allow the Scorpios (Mac, Robert, Anna) and/or Jones clans (Felicia & maybe even Frisco if Jack Wagner would return for a short stint) play a major part in it, & not be lame flunkies in the background while Jason & co. save the day.
    I also hope they catch this killer before we lose another great character.

  2. BRUCE MALLORY
    10:51, 19.12.2007

    WHAT’S GOING ON AT GH THESE DAYS? FIRST YOU KILL OF THE CHARACTER OF ALAN Q. THEN ITS THE BELOVED EMILY Q(PLAYED EXPERTLY BY THE OVER TALLENTED NATALIA LIVINGSTON)NOW YOU HAVE DONE THE WORST THING BY KILLING OF GEORGIE JONES(YET AGAIN PLAYED BY THE OVER TALENTED LINDZE LEATHERMAN)AND FOR WHAT? WHY NOT START KILLING OFF CHARACTERS THAT NO ONES LIKES? ATLEAST YOU DID ONE GOOD THING WITH HER DEATH…YOU DIDNT SHOW THE TMK STRANGLING HER TO THE POINT SHE HAD NO MORE LIFE OR FIGHT IN HER. WHAT ABOUT THE FACT THAT YOU COULD HAVE DONE THIS. HAVE HER MOM AND DAD COME BACK INTO TOWN(KRITINA AND JACK WAGNER). THEY FIGURED OUT WHO THE KILLER WAS. MAKE IT APPEAR THAT GEORGIE LOOKED DEAD AND THE THREE OF THEM INCLUDING SPINNELI PUT A TRAP IN MONTION TO LURE THE KILLER OUT AND CATCH THE SOB ONCE AND FOR ALL? DIDNT TAKE A GENIOUS TO WRITE THIS ONE DID IT? IVE WATCHED GH SINCE 1993 BACK IN THE DAY IT WAS WORTH TURNING THE TV ON.BACK THEN, ATLEAST I KNEW I WAS GOING TO SEE FAMILAR FACES.SHAME ON YOU GH FOR DOING THIS. AND THE THOUGHT OF YOU KILLING OF CHARACHTERS THAT WE FANS ARE USED TO SEEING AND LOVE JUST SO YOU CAN BRING BACK PEOLPLE THAT WE DONT EVEN CARE ABOUT ANYMORE. GET IT TOGETHER GH BEFORE YOU END UP LIKE SANTABARBARA AND PASSIONS…DEFUNCT…

  3. I think they should have let maxie fall and not her sister they still would have gotten felicia back and we wouldn’t have had to lose a great story line in the making with georgie and spinelli. GH is really going down hill.

  4. Bruce,
    You make a lot of good points with some really good insights.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
    We’d appreciate if you would refrain from using expletives in your posts. Thank you.

  5. Kimi,
    How sad, isn’t it? All of the G-Spin possibilities – gone. And I’m afraid you’re right about Georgie becoming a distant memory – and that makes me particularly sad.
    I’ve never felt this bad about a character being killed off – until now.

  6. Tanya,
    Welcome!
    I can’t agree with you more. In fact, on Tuesday, when Maxie was in the hospital crying about how it should have been her and how good and kind Georgie was, I was thinking that she was right.
    Georgie was *so* beloved.
    I don’t see how GH could sink any lower.

  7. James Fann
    21:23, 23.12.2007

    Wow, what a horrible thing Guza and JFP has done. Our GH is gone. First, they will not bring back Genie Francis. Her return was the only thing really worth watching the past year. She wanted to come back, but no. Guza lies they want her back but this grand dame of Daytime is not respected by JFP and Guza. Erika Slezak and Susan Lucci would never get this kind of treatment. Our beloved Alan is gone, and now Emily and Georgie. Two characters we love. Good, honest characters that had potential. They were from main families. General Hospital could have killed off Nadine,or Leyla or Kelly Lee. Characters we don’t give a hoot about. We have to ban and get JFP and Guza out of GH. Let’s hope that they wake up, and call November sweeps and the holiday season a BAD dream. Luke, can wake up on a beach and be like, “what the hell? I had a dream that I had a heart attack and went to hell? ” I like it! Or can we have Leyla and Nadine be sadistic sisters that had plastic surgery to look like Emily and Georgie and they are the real dead ones? Then we can have the current ones have plastic surgery and become Emily and Georgie again. Hey, I am just trying to figure out a reason to fix this mess. Part of me hopes that Guza can not return to GH after this strike. The solution to fix GH is easy. WE want the Spencers, Quartermaines, Jones/Scorpios. Sonny would be interesting if he tried to leave the MOB and work with Luke. Enough of the MOB!!!! Enough of Carly too. Sarah Brown should replace Laura Wright. She is the true Carly. I know I speak for many fans. I am not watching until guza is GONE, and my old show is back.

  8. I too am upset at two major characters being killed off. If its a budget thing then Georgie could easily have been sent away to college and Emily to Med.School in another State. I agree they are overdoing the “Mob thing”. These are the kinds of deaths where the characters can never be brought back. What a shame. I loved the Georgie and Spinelli relationship. I found it strange the writers didn’t write Frisco coming home for his daughter’s funeral as well.

  9. James,
    From your lips to JFP and Guza’s ears! Read my blog entry that will post tomorrow (Thursday) because I’ll have more about my GH discontent. I agree with most everything that you say. The only thing is that I really love Laura Wright as Carly and I don’t think I can go back to Sarah.
    But a lot of fans out there agree with you and I understand your loyalty.

  10. alissa,
    That would have been the perfect solution – sending Georgie away to college! I’m still blown away by the fact that she’s dead. She was my favorite female character on the show. 🙁

  11. I am about done watching GH. I think they are on the wrong track. New writers or what. Bring back the original theme of GH… Bring back emily, georgie (i am sure great writers can find a way) and put Sonny & Jason back in charge of the waterfront, killing only bad guys and girls not all the good ones.

  12. I’m very happy that Kristina Wagner is back but I don’t know for how long. I am so very sick of the Sonny storyline. And who is this Kate person? Too much mob garbage. And please, if they’re going to keep Sonny, please make him wear something other than black. GH is a bore.

  13. Elizabeth
    23:22, 05.01.2008

    I’VE BEEN WATCHING GH SINCE I CAN REMEMBER. WHAT WAS ONCE MY FAVORITE SHOW IS BECOMING UNWATCHABLE, STOP KILLING OFF ALL THE GOOD CHARACTERS AND WRITING RIDICULOS STORY LINES. MAYBE YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO THE FANS WE DID MAKE THIS SHOW SUCCESSFUL CHANGE SOMETHING SOON OR YOU’LL BE LOSING A HUGE AMOUNT OF WATCHERS. TURN THE PAST FEW MONTHS INTO A DREAM OR SOMETHING AND BRING OUR GIRLS BACK. ALSO SONNY GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF KATE AND BACK TO BEING A MAN!

  14. Hi, Elizabeth. I know you were responding to Michele’s blog, but I had to LOL at your comment about Sonny and Kate. So true. I’m not sure my co-blogger would agree, but I think you are dead on. Sonny needs to get his kick-buttness back pronto!

  15. I don’t regularly watch ‘GH’ anymore (the quality dropped quite a long time ago) but I still like some of the characters, and recently heard about this situation with Georgie.
    I’m upset, but can’t say I’m all that surprised. Just another ridiculous move by a “writer” who should never have been put back in charge after leaving years ago. Guza is a careless, stupid, self-indulgent, first-grade hack.
    On a side note, I have to disagree with your opinion of Anderson’s character. I, and others, think he’s a straight-up, corny stereotype. He’s simply the typical bumbling, cookie-cutter computer geek with a strange voice, found charming mainly by viewers who apparently have little experience with the mold that Guza and co. lazily took him from.
    Anyway, I agree with your other points; this was yet another mistake from a once-good show (1998) gone bad.

  16. James Fann
    23:22, 11.01.2008

    Michelle,
    where is your blog?
    James

  17. James,
    Under categories, click on General Hospital and it will bring up all my GH blogs.
    Michele