General Hospital: King Bumped to Recurring



Talk about a double whammy, Kent Masters King (Lainey) has been bumped to recurring on General Hospital and according to reports by Soap Opera Weekly wasn’t asked back on the mothership’s show Night Shift 2 when they set up shop again this year with returning actors Kimberly McCullough (Robin), Jason Thompson (Patrick) and, my girl Sonya Eddy (Epiphany) toting a brand new ensemble cast.  So for those of you that were interested in the storyline with Cody and Lainey, kiss that bad boy goodbye for now.

 It’s a shame GH didn’t find something for this talented actress to do besides be a lush listener for Robin whenever she's having problems. With all the craziness going on in Port Chuckie you'd think Lainey's office would be overflowing with patients by now!

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Lainey and Regina were the biggest reasons I even watched Night Shift. I loved their storylines and they had chemistry with everyone. But I guess they are using NS to make Leyla a star. Whatever! I won't be watching NS. I'm still mad they never did anything with Lainey and Cody. Those two were so great to watch. GH needs to learn that minorities are the same as everyone else. They could have written a good storyline for Lainey without it having to be "Black". It's hard to believe this GH is the same GH from the 90's which had lots of minority characters and interracial relationships.

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This isn't much of a surprise. I don't think I've seen signs of Lainey in months. Maybe she'll be seen more now that she is recurring.

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You know it's telling. GH and some other soaps are so lax when it comes to diversity. They're asians, hispanic and black people in the world why aren't they on soaps. Y&R used to have the biggest cast of black people and now it's practically all gone.

Maybe Luke and I and Jamey can discuss that one of these days. LOL

Sad to see Kent King back burnered though I think she's a good solid actress. (Not when she replaced Victoria Rowell though)

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That's a real shame... I've liked King since her days on Knots Landing. Hopefully this isn't the end of Lainey.

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....she was on contract? Had no clue.

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Here here equarter.. I have a lil' nickname for GH... I was hoping for Lainey to be paired with SOMEONE even if it was mob related hell I'd take it! All the drama going on Lainey is needed more than ever!

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SHAME ON GH, although not surprising!!! Applause to all the other soaps who give us diversity and love in the afternoon!!!!!!!!

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This doesn't surprise me. I forgot Lainey and Kelly were even on the show. You'd think with all the problems Carly is dealing with, Lainey would make an appearance but hey, why have a shred of reality when we can have Sopranos Lite?

With Kelly it's even worse. Robin is preggers and Carly is trying her best to get there. I just shake my head at the diversity issues over at GH - maybe they should take a look at AMC & OLTL to get a clue?

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oh stupid, stupid gh sacrificing another great actor and potential storylines - shame on you! cody and lainey were more fascinating in the few minutes they had than most of the current gh stories. she had potential with sonny when he was in counsuling. can you imagine her helping jason throught this michael debacle or michael when he wakes up? well, maybe she'll find another soap to shine on. how about as the woman who adopted donna's son on b&b? or an imposter on y&r claiming to be dru until they're smart enough to get ms. rowell back. until then we add lainey to the list of lamented characters with, among others, georgie, coop, alan. is it me or is gh trying to outpace b&b with wasted talent and storyline potential (i'm still lamenting ric hearst's trip)?

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Well she is talented is she not, so out she goes.

Let just keep the untalented one on contract!
she was a great character and a great actress and NOT boring.

Must be why she had to go, not being boring did not go with the ensemble!

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whell its not a big surprise , when you think about it , she havent had a story when she was the main charecter,
most of her story , she was just in the backround ,inclouding sonny and carly meltdown.
but. they could have use her more in michael story, and make the story more intersting.

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I guess Sonny counts as diversity for GH and i'm not quite sure what his race is. I really wish and hope that this could change because as a young black woman in America this is disappointing.

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Maurice Benard is Hispanic, I guess he's the diversity on GH.. I find that IRONIC on so many levels because you ask GH fans and they sure as hell don't think Sonny being onscreen all the time's diverse!

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ABC DAYTIME ROCKS!!!

That is such a shame! I like the character of Lainey and actress Kent Masters King! Maybe Kent will pop up on another soap. She is just to talented to be bumped to reaccuring. Here's a thought. If OLTL can't get Renee Elise Goldsberry back as Vangie, Kent whould be an awesome recast as Evangiline on OLTL!

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ABCJunky that is good casting!

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ABCJunky I've always said they should do that! If not use her on GH put her on OLTL!!

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I have faith that Ron Carlivati could pen some good stuff for her on OLTL.

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ITA tgable07! She could play Leyla's cousin or new love interest for Sean!!!!  It's unfortunate that this show has no clue how to use its characters.

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Soap writers tend to think of a black person's race instead of just writing for them. Say what you will about Passions but they have a diverse cast and everyone gets in on the crazy stories on that show.

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True.