I canNOT believe General Hospital has fired little Michael!
Dylan Cash, who entered Port Charles in the role of Michael Corinthos III when he was 7 years old in 2002, has been let go.
Apparently, GH plans to keep him in the coma for awhile and when he wakes up – he’ll be several years older AND another actor.
I just have one question.
What’s the point?
We’ve all watched Dylan grow up on GH from a little kid into a young man and a wonderful actor.
I, for one, am invested in Dylan as Michael and to switch him for another actor just to make him older doesn’t make sense to me.
There are enough older teens on GH now.
After all these years, I will find it hard to accept that all of sudden…Whalla! Michael’s 20!
It’s not so bad when they SORAS (Soap Opera Rapid Aging Syndrome) a child actor who has only been in the role for a short time.
But really, Dylan has been Michael for as long as I can remember.
It’s bad enough that GH killed off Emily (Natalia Livingston) and Georgie (Lindze Letherman).
Excuse me. I’m still livid about those killings.
Now, in essence, they’re killing off the Michael that we’ve all come to know and love.
According to several fan sites, Dylan was blindsided by the firing.
I find it all very sad.
I canNOT believe General Hospital has fired little Michael!
Just when I thought General Hospital couldn’t sink any lower…
Sink lower, that is.
Is it me, or does it seem like the writers and producers really want to alienate the fans?
Because I’m pretty alienated right now.
I swear, I am really, really disgusted with the show.
After 35 years with the show, I’m SO fed up!
First they kill off 30-plus year vet Alan Quartermaine (Stuart Damon).
Then they murder two of the most beloved characters: Emily Quartermaine (Natalia Livingston) and Georgie Jones (Lindze Letherman) strangled by the Text-Message Killer.
As already mentioned in a previous blog entry, I absolutely hate that they killed off Georgie….and not only killed her off, but they did so in such a violent, disgusting way and then left her contorted body outside on the steps….
They did this to lovely, beautiful, kind, caring, wonderful Georgie.
Then her slutty, lying sister Maxie (the one who should have died) has a less-than-illustrious homecoming with wayward mom, Felicia.
Kara hit the nail on the head about Felicia’s return in an earlier blog.
I hoped that the show would give my favorite female character – the truly good, truly honorable, Georgie – the dignified and beautiful tribute that she deserved.
The funeral service began beautifully when Maxie (Kirsten Storms) delivered a touching and heartfelt eulogy, recognizing those important in Georgie’s life…Mac, Dillon, Bobbie, Robin, Spinelli…
But when Maxie turned her attention to her mother, that’s when it became the eulogy from Hell.
Maxie publicly humiliated and degraded Felicia (Kristina Wagner) for abandoning her and Georgie. Click here to check out the video.
“To me getting dumped wasn’t the worst part. It was the way she forced my sister to be okay with the abandonment to make herself feel better.keep believing she was progressive and unconventional, instead of a selfish bitch who didn’t want anything to do with her own children.”
Mac pleaded with Maxie to stop, saying that she wasn’t honoring her sister by humiliating her mother.
But Maxie didn’t stop.
She asked Felicia to leave the funeral or she would. And Felicia got up and left.
It was absolutley horrifying to me that Maxie degraded her own mother at her sister’s funeral. If she wanted to have it out with Felicia, she should have done it in private.
Inappropriate to say the least.
Not to mention it degraded Georgie’s memory….Georgie the forgiving one, who loved her mother unconditionally.
So not only has GH alienated its fans by killing its beloved characters – it compounds the alienation by ruining Georgie’s memorial.
The only comfort one can find in Georgie’s death is the wonderfully touching and beautiful performances by John J. York (Mac Scorpio), Scott Clifton (Dillon Quartermaine) and Bradford Anderson (Damien Spinelli).
Mac….we’ve seen so very little of him in the past few years because GH so underuses its vets.
York truly delivered a powerful and moving performance.
His grief was heartfelt and genuine.
Clifton. I’m so glad to see him back. He is a joy to watch onscreen.
I’ve said over and over how much I just adore him.
He delivers each and every day no matter how much or how little material he’s given to work with.
So now that GH has killed off Alan, Emily and Georgie AND has broken up Robin and Patrick (Scrubs) and Sam and Jason. What’s left?
Not much as far as I’m concerned.
Especially given the latest slap in the face to fans; young Michael Corinthos (Dylan Cash) aspiring to be a mobster like his father, Sonny.
I can’t even believe it.
If they continue to pursue this storyline, it might just be the nail in the coffin for me.
I can’t bear to watch this youngster follow in his father’s mob footsteps.
Enough of the mob already!
I am SO mad.
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 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?”