Bradford Anderson and Emily Wilson Officially Check OUT of General Hospital






Say goodbye to Spinelli (Bradford Anderson), Ellie (Emily Wilson) and Baby Connie. The trio will exit Port Charles for Portland next week on General Hospital. Head writer Ron Carlivati confirmed the news in the December 23 issue of Soap Opera Digest.

Anderson, who had been with the sudser since 2006, opted to go off-contract last May. According to Digest's sources, Anderson agreed to remain with the soap through the denouement of the Spixie/Lante custody drama. Wilson was always on recurring with the soap.  

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Well, you just ruined my holiday season! I had hoped that you were wrong. I love Spinelli and I love him with Maxie! I hated last when when he told Ellie that he loved her. I wish both actors well but I truly wish that Spinelli was staying; Bradford Anderson is such a joy to watch!
I guess that I should add that I like Ellie to BUT not as Spinelli's love interest. I should also add that TPTB didn't need to write out Ellie to write out Spinelli.
Characters as unique as Spinelli are hard to fine anywhere. I really do think that losing Spinelli is a big loss!

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I will miss Bradford Anderson but understand his exit. I really enjoyed Emily Wilson and think Ellie had a lot potential. Just because Spinelli exits does not mean Ellie couldn't have stayed and the character expanded. Not sure why she had to go and the likes of Franco, Kiki, Sabrina are still with the show.

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I have to say that I'm not to sad to see them go. I only hope that they finally gave the baby a different name. The girl should be named Georgie.

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Bradford Anderson wanted to leave. So good luck and all the happiness for this wonderful actor. He has done a spectacular job as Spinelli IMO, and I'm sure has a lot of opportunities.

However, what a shame for Emily Wilson. Firstly, I think she's a really good actress, and I also LOVED Ellie! She was The One New Character from last year (Sabrina, Felix,....) that I REALLY liked from the start, and thought that she had a brilliant future ahead of her on the show. I was SO hoping she would have turned out to be the missing Quartermaine heir. It's too bad if she was written out because of Bradford leaving. However, I am glad that they are giving Spinelli a happy ending, the kind of ending he deserves.

I will say though that I'm not unhappy about the cast becoming a little bit lighter. It seems GH has had so much people only come in, but none really go out. So this is good that there will now be chances to focus on other aspects of the show even more.

However, one question this does beg. When and how does Maxie get her baby back? Meaning, they're not actually going to keep her away from her own child forever, are they? It would seem kind of silly considering all the storyline her pregnancy provided for.

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I can't see him being gone for good. At some point Maxie is going to want her child back and unless Kristen Storms is leaving as well, even after maternity time, this story is rather unfinished, no?

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Good luck to them both!

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So....does this mean Maxie never gets baby Connie? I always thought they missed the ball with Ellie not being the missing Q heir she would have been a much needed younger Q. As for Spinelli well its hard to be upset when the actor wanted to go pursue other things.

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Good luck to them both, and I think the show needed to lose them + a few more, and I have a feeling this also might lead to KS leaving after she has her baby. Maxie might move to be with them at some point next year. Just a feeling....

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I will miss Ellie! She was the best new character to join GH in 2012.

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Sad to see Ellie leave but I've been wanting Spinelli gone for years. His character got played out years ago. But that baby name better be changed by the time it comes back in 6 mos to be with her mother.

I have NEVER bought Spinelli/Maxie has this epic love so I'm glad this frees up Maxie for a more suitable love interest. Wish they would have hooked up Ellie and Johnny. For some reason I really wanted to see them together instead of Johnny burden with Carly.

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Thank you Soap Gods. Im thrilled Spinelli will finally be gone, maybe they need another computer geek at Y&R. Keep cutting the dead weight GH and bring on the people we want to see.

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Port Chuck is officially out the door.

I liked Ellie, I wish she had stayed and Kiki left.

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Bye.

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I too had hopes that Ellie would have turned out to be the missing Q heir. And I think EW did a great job in a sometimes thankless role. I agree with Yoryla and nysam about her character being the best new addition to an extremely bloated cast. She still made people notice her by the quality of her acting in addition to her beautiful auburn hair.

I've had a fondness for BA since he arrived, and was so pleased I got to speak with him at FCW this past July. I will miss his quirky characterization, one that revealed a sensitive and thoughtful persona...even with the fact that, yes, his Spinelli did try to set up D's murder, LOL! Despite the plot point baby reveal and custody trial, his work in this story just past has been outstanding..... Innocent

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First Bad move at GH ... can't believe it.... Very bummed out... and don't like the idea of them taking the baby with them... that is just cruel. Ron you failed us....

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I imagine when Kristen goes on maternity leave, Maxie will get visitation rights and will go to Portland to visit her. Maybe she'll return with the baby afterwards.

I'll miss both Bradford and Emily. They brought an element of quirkiness to the show that I'll miss. I was always hoping they'd build a little Big Bang Theory clique of nerdy friends around them to be a Scooby gang of mystery solvers.

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There was no where else for these characters to go. Good luck to the actors.

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Good luck to the actors.

I've wanted Spinelli gone for along time, but did think his relationship with Ellie was cute.

I'm going to miss Ellie Trout!

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when is KS baby due. I believe her contract expires this April

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Don't let the door hit ya....

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Ellie had potential and would have been perfect as the Loki lost Q heir if that storyline had been written well but since her only real connection on the show is Spinelli I can understand why she is being written out.
Have never been a Spinelli fan so I am fine with him leaving. Still a shame about Ellie though.
She could have been spun off into several different directions n the show with all sorts of characters.
This makes me wonder who may be next to leave the show. My money is on AJ just because of how horribly the writing has been for the character and the perception that Ron doesn't really want to write for him.

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Please, don't let Spinelli turn up in Genoa City because BA is a FOJ.

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can we get rid of Franco and Kiki boot legs next please?n They are just beyond stupid!!

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Dyllan wrote:
Please, don't let Spinelli turn up in Genoa City because BA is a FOJ.

He'll appear as Dylan's best friend and resident tech wiz by March.

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I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if BA showed up on Y&R at some point, or is at least asked.

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YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Nothing against Ellie, i like her. But i haven't been able to stand Spinelli since 2010. Goodbye and goodluck!

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Patchworks wrote:
There was no where else for these characters to go. Good luck to the actors.

I can't agree more. With the resolve of the Britt story there's just nothing else for them to do. Really the same could be said of Kirsten Storms. I bet she goes off to Portland.

Personally I think they should recast Spinelli with somebody better looking. I honestly can't imagine letting someone like Spinelli climb up on top of me.

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I will miss Ellie. I like the character and the actress. Spinelli wore out his welcome with me when he was such a jerk about Dante and constantly worshipping at the altar of Jason.

Maybe after KS's maternity leave something will happen to Spinelli and Ellie and the hopefully renamed baby will come back to town.

And for those claiming KS is next--stop!! She's an iconic character on the show with tons of ties to PC. There are so many other characters who I wouldn't mind seeing leave town instead. Leave Maxie alone.

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There are ways to reunite Maxie and her daughter without Spinelli and Ellie present. It's not that hard to do this after Kirsten Storms returns to the show after her maternity leave is over.

And those who are claiming or speculating that Storms is next ... there is no reason to believe that. She is temporarily leaving the show to give birth to her child. Nothing else.

I think there is tons of stories to tell with Maxie. And if there was any sign of KS leaving, I think that they would have written the story much different and it would be Spinelli and Maxie that would be leaving together. Instead GH is leading the way for Maxie to exist without Spinelli on the show. Have no doubt that she is staying long-term.

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When Spinelli first came to Port Chuck he was quirky and different and a needed addition to the gloom that surrounded Sonny & Co. However, Spinelli speak got tiresome. I have enjoyed Spinelli with Ellie because he came more mature with her. I'm sad that the door has completely closed on Spixie, I liked the opposites attract aspect with that pairing. More importantly, what will happen to beautiful baby Georgie??? I want Maxie to get her daughter back.