Kelly Sullivan Checks Out of General Hospital





Wave goodbye to General Hospital's Kelly Sullivan. Soap Opera Digest is reporting the actress has been let go. Sullivan  took over the role of Sonny's (Maurice Benard) childhood sweetheart-turned-fashionista Kate Howard in 2011.

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  1. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    They dont know a good thing when they see it. Im very disappointed by this. Maybe thats why JMB left. She stopped trusting them. So now, they both deserve better. My best to them.

  2. Avatar of GHteenybopper
    GHteenybopper

    Wish the actress well in any future endeavours but to Kate and her alter..GOOD RIDDANCE!!! Just when I was ready to give up on religion, my prayer had been answered, now if a certain head writer could make an exit, I promise to start going to church on regular basis again.

    I am a little shocked because of the hype surrounding the upcoming triangle, guess contract negotiations fell through..oh well. This GH fan is happy!

  3. Avatar of doubleageorge
    doubleageorge

    Damnit!!! I love Kelly as Connie/Kate… she really grew into the role (And I loved Megan Ward) I am going to miss her interactions with Olivia and also Franco/Todd :(

  4. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    OMG CAN WE PLEASE GET MEGAN WARD ON THE PHONE. With nutty Connie gone we need the more sophisticated Kate Howard back. The new direction they are going to go in will not have worked with Kelly Sullivan. We had more fun with Megan Wards version of Kate going up against Olivia. I don’t care if they bring Megan back as Connie but just bring back Crimson to its glory days. I think it would be amazing to have Megan return in this new story. They tried it during the old regimes days but they bombed. Olivia vs. Kate was gold.

    With deception coming back I guess they did not want Crimson to be a competitor. But we still can have Connie(Megan Ward) on board. The character needed to be reinvented. To all of my Megan Ward fans lets get moving on having them bring back Megan as Connie.

  5. Avatar of The_Moustache
    The_Moustache

    this is an expected loss.

    there’s so many new characters now that she fell through the cracks .

    I wish they would’ve killed off Olivia. her character is beyond annoying and is nothing but a Sonny cheerleader and defender to anyone who dares to call him out.

  6. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    She is a great actress. I think she is better suited for Prime or movies. I want to see her on something like NCIS, or CSI.

    I am not sure why they chose to keep Olivia and get rid of Kate, but I never understand Ron Carlivati’s decisions when it comes to GH. Lisa Locicero is a great actress too, but Olivia is such a one note character it’s not even funny!

    I PRAY that Ron C. doesn’t make her go out like Marty on OLTL. Connie should simply leave town, but knowing Frank and Ron, Crazy Connie or another alter will surface and do something like kill Liz’s two kids, and try to poison Tracy…

    I have given up on GH anyway, just can’t watch it anymore! It’s become a farce. Like some college theater student’s vanity piece.

  7. Avatar of bishbay
    bishbay

    Like all of the actors on the show except Kristin Alderson, NuMorgan, Chad Duell and Sabrina, Sullivan was too good for this writing. She’s better off.

    Carlivati needs to get fired, yesterday.

  8. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    KELLY SULLIVAN CAN NOT PULL OFF A PROPER KATE HOWARD ATTITUDE. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE POISE NOR MATURITY TO PROJECT THAT APPEAL THAT MADE MEGAN WARD AS KATE HOWARD AN ICON. ALTHOUGH SHE HAS INTEGRATED, SHE SHOULD STILL POSSESS LESS OF THE CONNIE ATTITUDE AND BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE KATE HOWARD APPEAL. MEGAN WARD WOULD BE BETTER SUITED TO RETURN IN THIS STORY LINE. HAVING MEGAN AND MAURA ON SCREEN BRINGS CLASS TO THE SHOW. I KNOW THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE ON CANVAS BUT MEGAN DID A BETTE JOB AS SONNY’S LOVE INTEREST THAN KELLY. THERE WAS NO CONNECTION. MEGAN WARD AND MAURICE BONDED. THEIR CHEMISTRY WAS HOT. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MEGAN RETURN AND HAVE TAYLOR AND MAXIE WORK TOGETHER. EVEN IF WE COULD BRING MEGAN BACK OFF CONTRACT AND STILL HAVE HER RUN CRIMSON FROM AFAR. IF NOT THAN THIS MEAN ONLY ONE THING
    KRISTEN STORM IS PLANNING ON EXITING THE ROLE OF MAXIE ONCE AGAIN. WITH THE EXITS OF CONNIE AND MAXIE THERE WOULD BE NO PURPOSE FOR CRIMSON.
    AND YES I AM SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Avatar of miketom765
    miketom765

    I liked Connie but a few characters needed to go and she’s one of them. THE ONLY WAY to keep the character would be to get Megan Ward back. That wld be dope. However My beloved Brenda may be home sooner rather than later so Olivia can keep Sonny company until her return.

  10. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    IF KRISTEN DID RE-SIGN THEN WE NEED TAYLOR (BRENDA 2.0) INTERNING AT CRIMSON UNDER CONNIE (MEGAN WARD). MAXIE AND TAYLOR WOULD BE A TRIP!!! TAYLOR IS AS BAD AS MAXIE…LOL.

    BRINGING ON A MORE SOPHISTICATE AND BUSINESS SAVVY CONNIE(MEGAN) BACK WOULD BE NICE. AND WITH THE WHOLE RESURRECTION OF DECEPTION, WE CAN HAVE A CONNIE VS LUCY/LAURA STORY.

    YES WE ALL KNOW THAT BRENDA WILL BE BACK DOWN THE ROAD BUT FOR NOW I BELIEVE IN MORE HEART THAT MAURICE WOULD RATHER HAVE MEGAN BACK AS KATE. MAURICE HAD AMAZING CHEMISTRY WITH MEGAN. THE SHOW NEEDS MORE MEN. GET RID OF RAFE, SHAWN, AND PATRICK. BRING ON MEGAN AND RICK HEARST.

  11. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    Well, I can’t I’m upset. I’ve wanted Megan Ward back since the beginning. I’ve tolerated Kelly Sullivan as Connie long enough but I think they’re gonna be killing Connie off and I can’t really say I’m sad. I’ve been mad at her since she killed Trey. Kelly Sullivan is not a bad actress, it’s just she couldn’t pull off the Kate attitude, and the Connie was a little over the top. HOWEVER, I digress, it was FUNNY AS HELL TO WATCH. The only time I actually felt something from her was when she confessed to be raped.

    GOODBYE!!!! Give me SoLivia

  12. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    I’ve actually enjoyed KSul’s work in the dual role since she arrived. (And the fact that she’s originally a classically trained/Broadway dancer warms my heart!) Although Connie has since overshadowed Kate, the DID hamster wheel that she’s been on has run it’s course and it’s time for her to get off. I would have prefered for the coming triangle with Olivia and the mob boss to have been done sooner (and without the personality disorder so evident), but here’s to hoping that the trio, and her exit will be handled in such a way as to be believable….Oh, wait. This is RC who’s writing…never mind… 0:)

  13. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    ALLOW ME TO SAY THIS SLOWLY….I HAVE BEEN DREAMING, HOPING, AND PRAYING FOR THIS DAY AND I WANT MY MUTHAF***ING MEGAN WARD BACK ON GH.

    I LIVE IN BROOKLYN, NY. I UNDERSTOOD THE KATE HOWARD TAIL. I RELATED TO THE MEGAN WARD CHARACTER. GOING TO SCHOOOL IN BENSONHURST, DREAMING OF WORKING IN FASHION. HIGH COUTURE, Gucci, Schiaparelli, Chanel, learning about culture, all because I gravitated towards that. when I was introduced to Kate Howard my life changed. Before Katherine Hardwicke Howard I was dead inside. Now I can actually critique fashion at a drop of a dime. I have become more confidant. The character Kate Howard was not just a fictional character to me. She was a mentor. Someone I needed in a time of darkness. The only thing right that I feel Guza did. Till this day I have a playlist dedicated to Kate Howard on my YouTube page.

  14. Avatar of GHFan777
    GHFan777

    I don’t want to be mean, but personally I am thrilled by this news. I do not think that KSu is a good actress…in fact I think she overacts in almost every scene she is in.

    We have way too many females on the show now, and she makes the most sense to cut. Olivia has Dante on the canvas to tie her more firmly into story lines….besides I like the character of Olivia better than Konnie…After MW joined the show, it was inevitable that someone would have to go.

    What we need is MORE HUNKY GORGEOUS MEN!!! Preferably mid thirties on up. There is a serious shortage of viable men on this show. They are either older, younger or nuts. We need some eye candy and fast.

    I do hope that KSu lands on her feet though. Just on someone else’s doorstep.

  15. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    Who didn’t saw this one coming!? Guess Connie is leaving town with no reason to return. Not too sad about it. Kelly Sullivan is an okay actress but the writing was horrible. Her DID story was dragged out to the point where it just wasn’t the least bit entertaining anymore.

  16. Avatar of Santa_Barbara_4Ever
    Santa_Barbara_4Ever

    Great Actress, I hope she lands somewhere else soon. I don’t get why so many people don’t think she can act…. I never FF thru her stuff and I do use that button quite often for certain stories/characters/actors.

    Sometimes CARTINI is stupid. They were stupid when they let Marty go on OLTL and they are being stupid now.

    Maybe she could go to DAYS as Jennifer??? That role needs some spicing up!!!

  17. Avatar of Ferrari517
    Ferrari517

    Frank and Ron are really slipping
    the show’s starting to go down hill FAST

    Big mistake

    Lots of luck to this talented actress

    lots of luck to Frank and Ron as they sink yet another daytime drama

  18. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    I don’t know either why people are blaming Kelly Sullivan for the craptastic plots and writing. I think she did a fantastic job with this crapola! She was one of the best actors on the show!

    Please no! I want Days to KILL off Jennifer for good, and incinerate her bones so she can’t come back. I absolutely hate that character! I wouldn’t want Kelly Sullivan trapped in that role!

  19. Avatar of angrierblackerman
    angrierblackerman

    Hate to break it to people wanting Meagan Ward back, but I am hearing rumors that Connie/Kate is going to be killed off! Will Olivia see it coming in time, or has Opal in Pine Valley been the only credible soap psychic since Luna Moody (OLTL)?

  20. Avatar of mackenzie2184
    mackenzie2184

    [quote=katehhoward]KELLY SULLIVAN CAN NOT PULL OFF A PROPER KATE HOWARD ATTITUDE. SHE DOES NOT HAVE THE POISE NOR MATURITY TO PROJECT THAT APPEAL THAT MADE MEGAN WARD AS KATE HOWARD AN ICON. ALTHOUGH SHE HAS INTEGRATED, SHE SHOULD STILL POSSESS LESS OF THE CONNIE ATTITUDE AND BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE KATE HOWARD APPEAL. MEGAN WARD WOULD BE BETTER SUITED TO RETURN IN THIS STORY LINE. HAVING MEGAN AND MAURA ON SCREEN BRINGS CLASS TO THE SHOW. I KNOW THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY PEOPLE ON CANVAS BUT MEGAN DID A BETTE JOB AS SONNY’S LOVE INTEREST THAN KELLY. THERE WAS NO CONNECTION. MEGAN WARD AND MAURICE BONDED. THEIR CHEMISTRY WAS HOT. I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE MEGAN RETURN AND HAVE TAYLOR AND MAXIE WORK TOGETHER. EVEN IF WE COULD BRING MEGAN BACK OFF CONTRACT AND STILL HAVE HER RUN CRIMSON FROM AFAR. IF NOT THAN THIS MEAN ONLY ONE THING
    KRISTEN STORM IS PLANNING ON EXITING THE ROLE OF MAXIE ONCE AGAIN. WITH THE EXITS OF CONNIE AND MAXIE THERE WOULD BE NO PURPOSE FOR CRIMSON.
    AND YES I AM SCREAMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    First of, her name is Kirsten Storms not Kristen Storms. Second, Kirsten Storms is not going anywhere. She tweeted a few days ago that she is staying at GH.

  21. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    Listen half pint, I love Kirsten and I want Maxie to stay and have better stories. But with the exit of Connie and Spin on recurring, what else is there for Maxie to do. Yes she will have a kid but then what? It is for Spin so please enlighten me by predicting what do you think is left for Maxie to do? Because unless GH brings on more men I don’t see Maxie being a needed character for too long.

  22. Avatar of Jeff
    Jeff

    Good actress, but this needed to happen. The show will be better off. Hopefully this is the start of many characters leaving, especially Franco, Kiki, Ava, and Silas.

  23. Avatar of ldylkng
    ldylkng

    So why can’t Maxie & Aj hook up? Are they related? Sorry haven’t watched forever like the rest. I live Maxie & def want her to stay.
    And as a recent viewer I loved Kelly as Connie! Btw her & Maurices tweets were super funny to each other so I’m sure they were friends.
    I really miss Johnny, wish he was back.
    I’m still holding out hope for a Sonny & Ava super couple! Because I love both actors.

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    prettyflower10001

    I like Kelly Sullivan and Connie before she merged or whatever. Why would they bring Stafford on to such a top heavy show anyway?

  25. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    Decent actress saddled with really bad story that basically forced the audience to dislike her and the character. Cartoony did the same thing with Johnny. Wrote him into a corner by taking a popular character and turning the audience against him.

    The show no longer feels like GH with this revolving door. In less than a year Connie/Kate, Anthony, Johnny, JMB’s Lulu, Jason, Matt, Robin, Trey, Kristina soon to be recurring Spinelli (who else am I missing?) and the intros of Starr, Todd, John and then Kaka, Franco, Silas, Sabrina, Ava, Felix, Britt, Ellie, Taylor, nu Morgan, nuLu and beloved characters like Anna, Liz, Mac, Felicia, Lucy and Laura all playing second fiddle and are brought out to prop other stories.

    The show needs a new writing regime. This one isn’t cutting it.

  26. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    Not sure where the Michelle Stafford rumor started but does GH really need another 45+ actress when they already have Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Kristina Wagner, Lynn Herring, Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson and not far away from that age bracket…Laura Wright, Lisa Locicero and Maura West? Most of these ladies don’t get substantial story so why burden the canvas with another leading lady? Not to mention Lynn Herring could play anything that would be given to Michelle Stafford. They have a similar quality.

  27. Avatar of EricasEvilTwin
    EricasEvilTwin

    I think KeSul is a good actress that was hamstrung at points by the material. I dont think many actors can successfully pull off that whole duel character thing over a long period of time and with scenes that film in only one day. Sure david canary was stuart and adam and erika slezak had a did storyline that ran for decades but they made it look so seamless that i think many viewers think it would be easier to do than it would be in reality. Personally i think KeSul didnt do any worse or any better than bree did with that sort of material on oltl – they just were nowhere near the performances delivered but ES and DC. Hell look at michael e. knight. he was nominated how many times for emmys and when he had that duel role on amc he was absolutely horrible. So too Susan lucci.

    While I will miss kate, I think michelle stafford might end up being a Q and more qs on the canvas is a good thing. MW’s ava is potentially giving us story for anna duke sonny sam and alexis – all of this is good news. And date is unrelated really to anyone but olivia (she hasnt really even had scenes with dante for her entire run.) I also have to say I would not be surprised if at some point olivia leaves the canvas too. Dante still has plenty of ties to the canvas without mom. I could see her feeling so guilty about her relationship with sonny upsetting kate that she leaves town.

  28. Avatar of TheFloatingRib
    TheFloatingRib

    Very sad to hear Kelly is leaving. She made Kate/Connie must watch TV in my opinion. Very disappointed to see her leave but anxious to see what new opportunities await her. I think Kelly is a strong actress that does deserve a larger platform to perform.

  29. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    RC tired of the DID crap as soon as his OLTL faves came back onboard.

    I won’t miss Connie/Kate although I do believe Kelly is a good actress and wish her much success in the future.

    Count me as another who isn’t wasting their time with this current GH. The story writing is stupid and just plain insulting. There is no buildup or proper conclusion to any of the s/l’s..what a mess. I do love many of the veteran GH actors but it’s not worth it to invest my time to catch a tiny glimpse of them onscreen every week.

  30. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    I wish KSu nothing but good things in the future. However, I have to agree with some recent comments at another site that the actress was better off as Dr. Sarah Webber since we never see Grams and Steven is now gone. We need some Hardy/Webbers on the show and I don’t mean Liz, Cam and Aiden.

  31. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    [quote=nysam]Not sure where the Michelle Stafford rumor started but does GH really need another 45+ actress when they already have Nancy Lee Grahn, Finola Hughes, Genie Francis, Kristina Wagner, Lynn Herring, Jane Elliot, Leslie Charleson and not far away from that age bracket…Laura Wright, Lisa Locicero and Maura West? Most of these ladies don’t get substantial story so why burden the canvas with another leading lady? Not to mention Lynn Herring could play anything that would be given to Michelle Stafford. They have a similar quality.[/quote]

    Apparently MS and FV are besties. I suppose it would be a coup to steal a multi emmy winner from YR. She would eat up screentime and chew up scenery though…not to mention she would not come cheaply.

  32. Avatar of FaisonFanInTexas
    FaisonFanInTexas

    @bishbay Why the hell would I be mocking you, I don’t know you. My post said “KIRSTEN” has re-signed, meaning KIRSTEN STORMS. I made no mention of “KRISTEN” or “KA”. Maybe you could learn to read before you lose your shit? I’ve stated many times that I’ve never been a fan of KA.

  33. Avatar of miketom765
    miketom765

    Uhm I know the cast is full but if the show can get Michelle Stafford even for the short term, I’d say good for FV. Even though she is a little diva-ish. She’d bring LOTS of publicity to the show

  34. Avatar of Perkie
    Perkie

    I liked KeSul and thought she did a decent job with the material she was given. I think Connie/Johnny could have been big if they’d been allowed rather than have them destroyed at the alter of Sonny.

  35. Avatar of J Bernard Jones
    J Bernard Jones

    I will miss Kelly Sullivan. I liked her from the very start, through all the whiplash changes and storyline curveballs. I liked her Kate and I loved her Connie and I’m sad to see her go. :(

  36. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    @gslam: It’s called an opinion on the writer. People are free to state theirs and you are free to state yours. The sun does not rise and set around Ron Carlivati. And i’m glad more people are willing to stand up and say it. No one has to appease the Cartini Mafia!

  37. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=nysam]The show no longer feels like GH with this revolving door. In less than a year Connie/Kate, Anthony, Johnny, JMB’s Lulu, Jason, Matt, Robin, Trey, Kristina soon to be recurring Spinelli (who else am I missing?) and the intros of Starr, Todd, John and then Kaka, Franco, Silas, Sabrina, Ava, Felix, Britt, Ellie, Taylor, nu Morgan, nuLu and beloved characters like Anna, Liz, Mac, Felicia, Lucy and Laura all playing second fiddle and are brought out to prop other stories.

    The show needs a new writing regime. This one isn’t cutting it.[/quote]

    I hate to bash Ron C. but PREACH IT NYSAM! This is basically the problem with this show in a nutshell. Probably as big an issue casting a black cloud is the constant RoHo primping. IT.HAS.TO.STOP!

    That being said, as i’ve said before i’ve been waiting for some cast exit news, so this is a decent start. The actress probably deserves better but her clown mouth sorta distracted me a bit (sorry)

    @david46208 — CO-SIGN!

  38. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    I’m nearly astounded to say this, but I have getting back into the FEEL and essence of thing on GH, mostly since Laura returned from her honeymoon and is now venturing back into business with Lucy! Also if some rumors are true about the upcoming storylines, I will be a very happy GH camper!

    Also, I’ve been loving Britt’s schemes with the baby and the impending return of her mother, the fabulous Dr. O!

    *Anxiously waiting for the de-Q’ing of the F-character* They need to quickly get him away from my Q’s, and separate him and his golddigger daughter from the rest of the cast. Yuck.

    Ava can stay, though.

    And please, get some REAL Q’s on the screen – like a certain “Ellie Quartermaine” :)

  39. Avatar of keanna
    keanna

    Can’t say I am surprised, she’s a great actress, but I agree, she’s more suited for primetime wish her nothing but the best. I’ve read that Kate/Connie is getting killed off.

    She’s probably going to be the first of many names leaving, whether’s it’s being let go or leaving on their own.

    If it’s to make room for Michelle Stafford and/or Stephen Nichols, I say good for Ron and Frank, it would bring in and viewership, GH needs it.

  40. Avatar of gslam
    gslam

    @david46208: It’s still tired. And LOL@ “the Cartini Mafia!” Perhaps if the opinions on Cartini weren’t so hostile and overly dramatic, I’d be more inclined to read them.

  41. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    I am completely floored by this overwhelming pearl clutching that is going on by this news. Kelly Sullivan is an OK actress but she had serious difficulty pulling off the DID stuff and she had zero chemistry with Maurice Benard no matter which personality was in charge. And Itend to recall nearly unanimous slamming of the actress/character when she was front burner for months on end yet now all these folks are acting like Genie Francis was given the boot again.

  42. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    I’ve never said a bad word about Kelly Sullivan, and a lot of the others who are sad about her leaving didn’t, either (that I saw). Many people (especially crazed soap fans) read what they want to read, and gloss over comments from people with whom they disagree. I read a lot of praise for Kelly during her time on GH.

    Before there were message boards, I thought only old people (Grampa Simpson types) were the only ones to react badly to change of any kind. In this era, however, it’s clear that reactionary types come in all ages. Personally, I like my apple cart upset by change. It keeps the juices flowing. That’s why I’m sad about Kelly’s departure, but I’m not going to whine about it for years on end. Soaps are a revolving door. She’ll be fine and GH will be freshened up by new characters, as it has always been.

  43. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    [quote=TV Gord]I’ve never said a bad word about Kelly Sullivan, and a lot of the others who are sad about her leaving didn’t, either (that I saw). Many people (especially crazed soap fans) read what they want to read, and gloss over comments from people with whom they disagree. I read a lot of praise for Kelly during her time on GH.
    Before there were message boards, I thought only old people (Grampa Simpson types) were the only ones to react badly to change of any kind. In this era, however, it’s clear that reactionary types come in all ages. Personally, I like my apple cart upset by change. It keeps the juices flowing. That’s why I’m sad about Kelly’s departure, but I’m not going to whine about it for years on end. Soaps are a revolving door. She’ll be fine and GH will be freshened up by new characters, as it has always been.[/quote]
    New characters are the devil!!!
    We need vets on all the time even though the vets we love were once new characters too…it doesn’t matter!!!
    New characters just suck!!!

  44. Avatar of giogio
    giogio

    I learned tons of years ago not to get so upset when a character left. Why? because it used to happen all the time and when watching 3 soaps it really feels like a revolving door. I do, however, get upset when there is a really good character and it comes out of somebody’s ass to let them go. But if an actor wants to leave, I say more power to them and I know they will be on another soap that I watch some where along the lines. I loved Steve Burton and sure enough I see him now on Y&R and I already forgot he was Jason for 21 years. Its the belly of the beast.

  45. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    [quote=giogio]I learned tons of years ago not to get so upset when a character left. Why? because it used to happen all the time and when watching 3 soaps it really feels like a revolving door.[/quote]

    :-)

    I’m still pissed that The Edge of Night killed off Elly Jo Jameson (Dorothy Lyman)!!!

  46. Avatar of Thankulord13
    Thankulord13

    I am so happy that they are putting Spinelli n recurring, he was annoying! I can do without the character of Kate or Connie or whatever her name is. I am just glad they hae our beloved vets back now if they would just give Monica more involved with the Q’s I will be happy. Michelle Stafford is not coming to GH, Tom Cruise probably has something for her to do at the Scientology Center.

  47. Avatar of TomZulawski
    TomZulawski

    GH has been like a big thick juicy hamburger with no meat. Im dying to invest in a riveting storyline that keeps me wanting to get home from work at night and head right to my DVR. No such luck, nothing is catching on for me. Honestly the entire Davis clan is a major snore. I cant help but FF through most of it, its like watching paint dry. The only part of the show that is interesting at all is Laura.

  48. Avatar of TomZulawski
    TomZulawski

    GH has been like a big thick juicy hamburger with no meat. Im dying to invest in a riveting storyline that keeps me wanting to get home from work at night and head right to my DVR. No such luck, nothing is catching on for me. Honestly the entire Davis clan is a major snore. I cant help but FF through most of it, its like watching paint dry. The only part of the show that is interesting at all is Laura.

  49. Avatar of jeremy in chicago
    jeremy in chicago

    1. Kelly Sullivan is an excellent actor – vastly superior to the likeable Megan Ward

    2. Connie is being killed off. And… that’s good. She serves NO purpose on the canvas whatsoever. Integration of DID was her kiss of death. Also, giving her a son and then killing him off…. not a very good sign of faith in the character. A triangle with Olivia and Sonny can’t play out for long and would feel incestuous at best, ultra-boring at worst. She will die and be a complication for Sonny/Olivia.

    3. The ONLY reason Olivia is around is Dante. As much as I love Lisa LoCicero, I think I’d be okay with letting her go IF Dante were written off. He is the worst character on the show, bar none. Oh crap – I forgot about Sabrina. Okay, second worst! Nulu is pretty awful too, so that entire branch of Falconeri leftovers could leave the show.

    4. I am neither happy nor upset about Kelly Sullivan despite any of my above opinions. It does not bode well nor does it bode particularly poorly for GH. What bodes not-so-well is what Frank and Ron are doing, which they did to OLTL as well: They are making the show feel largely unfamiliar. Too many new characters, too many new actors, too many re-writes, and the added downside of the Llanview 3 switching roles. Ron is also once again regurgitating storylines left and right – something fans resent. He destroyed OLTL with this same combination of a complete lack of originality, relying on already-told storylines, filling the canvas with new and annoying characters, and casting mediocre actors (that’s being generous). This is actually the first time I can ever remember where there are 5 or more bad actors on GH. It’s always had the strongest cast, but there are some real stinkers now and they’re all playing Carlivati’s Creations. Kelly Sullivan/Connie is not even very important in how GH is doing. What’s really important is that the 40th Anniversary stuff turned into a gimmick and now we’ve got Taylor/Felix scenes and Sabrina talking to Ellie (horrible) and Britch (also horrible) and Patrick (yikes – worst couple evuh). What is this show?

    Thank GOD for Jane Elliot and Finola Hughes. Thank GOD for scenes like Lucy/Laura talking about Deception. Thank GOD for… um… yeah that’s about it.

    Unfortunately, Ron C. has IMO a very poor taste level. He has good ideas, but he enjoys writing really annoying characters to tell those ideas. That’s why I’m surprised he doesn’t write more for Spinelli.

  50. Avatar of MBVMGFan
    MBVMGFan

    Good riddance! I never cared for the actress or her characters. This was the worst recast on GH in years, and the storyline that went with it dragged on far too long. I’m thrilled that it and Sullivan will soon be history. Maybe now I can actually enjoy watching Sonny again, assuming Maurice is allowed to act opposite someone who’s actually in his league.

  51. Avatar of MBVMGFan
    MBVMGFan

    @Daniel St. John: Yep. Ridiculous. All this brouhaha over a wannabe who fell flat with Benard and sucked the life out of his character. They’re certainly entitled to their opinions, just as I’m entitled to mine. :p

  52. Avatar of DonnyA2001
    DonnyA2001

    I must say that this news distresses me quite a bit, but as a fan of Cartini, I mist say that this happens a lot with them. They invest so much time and energy in a character—with Kate/Connie, it’s going through the much despised DID storyline and even bringing on the character of her former rapist and son. Both those characters were killed off quickly and then once her personalities integrated, she had nothing else to do, so….let’s write her off!

    As far as the actress Kelly Sullivan goes, I never had an issue with her like a lot of people. However, I did not watch the show when Megan Ward played the part so I have nothing to compare it to. Anyways, yes the cast is bloated, but I could have thought a few other characters to get rid of before one that they spent so much time into trying to flesh out which is why this show is plot driven and not character driven.

    There, I said it. I’m still a huge fan of GH and I enjoy Cartini quite a bit as they are able to make great things happen, but I’ve always heard the one good rule about great written television, especially soap opera, they should be character driven. Cartini doesn’t like to do that and I HATE that about them. I hate the excuse writers give whenever they say “there was no where else for this character to go”…yes there is. You just wanna write a story they can’t be in. Wish they could have been more creative. Oh well. I’m not gonna stop watching or anything, I just hate that.

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    Cornfed

    @ Daniel St. John — i’ll go back to what i’ve said REPEATEDLY on this thread — B-A-L-A-N-C-E. Whether it’s SteBu on GH (or YR), or RoHo, OR KeSu, i don’t want any character shoved down my throat and eating the show 5 days a week. For me, it was never bashing of the ACTRESS’S ABILITIES, or her age, or her chemistry with MoBe. It was just plain OVERKILL. From there, i went on to state that with the current overly bloated cast, there really wasn’t room for Connie/Kate OR Olivia on the canvas, imo, and it had nothing to do the actresses personally. They seem totally lovely.

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    Cornfed

    [quote=TV Gord] I’m still pissed that The Edge of Night killed off Elly Jo Jameson (Dorothy Lyman)!!![/quote]

    Love this, TV Gord!

    Gotta disagree about KeSu and MoBe — i thought the chemistry was great and they really fed off each other. KeSu did the best with what she was given, despite saying Sonny’s name 2,000x per episode! LOL

    @TomZulawski — Great post. To the point, and very true to a degree.

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    Cornfed

    [quote=jeremy in chicago]1. Kelly Sullivan is an excellent actor – vastly superior to the likeable Megan Ward

    2. Connie is being killed off. And… that’s good. She serves NO purpose on the canvas whatsoever. Integration of DID was her kiss of death. Also, giving her a son and then killing him off…. not a very good sign of faith in the character. A triangle with Olivia and Sonny can’t play out for long and would feel incestuous at best, ultra-boring at worst. She will die and be a complication for Sonny/Olivia.

    3. The ONLY reason Olivia is around is Dante. As much as I love Lisa LoCicero, I think I’d be okay with letting her go IF Dante were written off. He is the worst character on the show, bar none. Oh crap – I forgot about Sabrina. Okay, second worst! Nulu is pretty awful too, so that entire branch of Falconeri leftovers could leave the show.

    4. I am neither happy nor upset about Kelly Sullivan despite any of my above opinions. It does not bode well nor does it bode particularly poorly for GH. What bodes not-so-well is what Frank and Ron are doing, which they did to OLTL as well: They are making the show feel largely unfamiliar. Too many new characters, too many new actors, too many re-writes, and the added downside of the Llanview 3 switching roles. Ron is also once again regurgitating storylines left and right – something fans resent. He destroyed OLTL with this same combination of a complete lack of originality, relying on already-told storylines, filling the canvas with new and annoying characters, and casting mediocre actors (that’s being generous). This is actually the first time I can ever remember where there are 5 or more bad actors on GH. It’s always had the strongest cast, but there are some real stinkers now and they’re all playing Carlivati’s Creations. Kelly Sullivan/Connie is not even very important in how GH is doing. What’s really important is that the 40th Anniversary stuff turned into a gimmick and now we’ve got Taylor/Felix scenes and Sabrina talking to Ellie (horrible) and Britch (also horrible) and Patrick (yikes – worst couple evuh). What is this show?

    Thank GOD for Jane Elliot and Finola Hughes. Thank GOD for scenes like Lucy/Laura talking about Deception. Thank GOD for… um… yeah that’s about it.

    Unfortunately, Ron C. has IMO a very poor taste level. He has good ideas, but he enjoys writing really annoying characters to tell those ideas. That’s why I’m surprised he doesn’t write more for Spinelli.[/quote]

    I need to be hearing from JeremyinChicago every day! This is a brilliant post. Anyone who has the balls to state how useless NuLu has become deserves a gold star. This was once a captivating character, who is now merely tolerable. And shoutouts to angrierblackman too!

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    Cornfed

    Let’s state the obvious, glaring fact here. The Ava/Franco scenes were the CENTERPIECE of the show last Friday, then Monday and ALSO Tuesday. Everything else supported these EPIC EPIC EPIC long scenes. Everything else was just little sound bites surrounding these long scenes. Ron & Co. CAN write good stuff, it’s just clear who they’re interested in writing for right now. I’ve heard Wed/Thur has the vets so i’ll keep watching this week…i’m currently on Tues’s ep, and tho it pains me to watch RoHo, Maura West is NAILING IT.

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    pg_darling

    Don’t forget that CONNIE is the host and Kate was the alter. Yes Ward was awesome as Ice Queen Kate but she no longer exists. I loved raunchy Connie! What in the world is going on in Writers World? IMO the best work is being done online with OLTL and AMC.

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