Sean Kanan on GH EXIT: “Panic Attacks and Relish Was Not What I Thought I’d Signed Up For”



There will be one less Quartermaine eating pizza at Thanksgiving this year. TV Guide Magazine's  Michael Logan is reporting Sean Kanan (AJ) is out at General Hospital.

Don't feel too sad, kids. The talented actor is returning to The Bold and the Beautiful to reprise the mega popular role of Deacon Sharpe! Here's an excerpt from Logan's exclusive with Kanan:

"I was utterly thrilled to be brought back to GH for the 50th anniversary and really enjoyed working with [executive producer] Frank Valentini, but I was not over the moon about the writing," Kanan says. "Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I'd signed up for. I feel I brought everything I could to the character yet it was obvious they weren't going to give me a great love story, which I found very disappointing."


Kanan wraps at GH on March 28—continuing to air for a few weeks following—and will be back on screen at B&B on June 13.

68 Responses

  1. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    Its beyond sad and stupid that Ron & Frank cant find viable story for AJ who is a legacy character from a legacy family

    There are 10 others that should go before him

    Im sorry but I just cant with this show anymore

    Thank you Sean Kanan for being honest

  2. Avatar of lah_wah
    lah_wah

    My thoughts exactly, Sean Kanan. Sadly, this kind of writing and underuse of AJ is why I’ve checked out of GH.

    I’ve been watching B&B lately, so I look forward to seeing him there.

  3. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    Way to keep it classy Sean! Team SK all the way!

    I will now take a bow and STAND BY my bashing of Ron’s writing overall for GH, doing more bad than good for this show. That being said, if i had to choose contract-wise between Rick Hearst or Sean Kanan as a performer i would choose the former, but there is ZERO REASON why they couldn’t have written story for AJ, or better yet done a triangle with AJ/Liz/Rick. But of course killa/gangsta Jason will be brought back in a heartbeat and welcomed with open arms, am i correct in that assumption? Big thumbs down CarToony |(

    And LMAO to The Moustache, i about spit out my morning coffee!

  4. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    “Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I’d signed up for.”

    Agreed.

    I’m sad to see him go, and losing yet another Q. I don’t think we will ever see them truly restored to their former glory again. However, I’m glad for SK, and happy he has other options by going to B&B. I just really HOPE they will use him properly this time. Him & Rena Sofer’s character Quinn could make an excellent evil power couple over there!

    I am unfortunately very disappointed by GH’s treatment of AJ, there was SUCH big promise for him and Elizabeth. Unfortunately, they were not going to go that way. And as for Liz, it seems she is now and will stay in the secret-spilling, gossipy nurse “Amy Vining” -type of character, whose only job is to become involved in other people’s business.

    Yes, I can truly say it seems like the magical ride and honeymoon of the 50th anniversary is over. Shame. A real shame.

    I can really, truly, and utterly hope they don’t kill him off, yet again.

  5. Avatar of Katiebug9624
    Katiebug9624

    I am SO SICK of Q’s being killed off, put in comas, or leaving GH in some fashion that either deals with the Mob (Alan, Emily, Jason and now AJ it seems) just freaking write for them how hard is that? You have a very powerful family but god forbid you give them stories. I thought RC and FV would be different, instead we have two mob families in PC instead of just one.

    Actually as much as I do enjoy the hell out of Ava i’m about to turn GH off, this is just more of the same ole crap.

  6. Avatar of appleridge
    appleridge

    I think playing Michael as a full Q but without aJ there would be a huge mistake and I doubt Billy Warlock would return. Maybe GH will eventually recast but I dont think this regime cares about the Q’s either.

  7. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    It would add that CarToony seems to have ZERO INTEREST writing for “fat” Sean Kanan — their description, not mine — but prefer flat-out boring Ford bro knockoff Ryan Paevey. Disgusting message to send to viewers, but whatever…

    [quote=Yoryla]I am unfortunately very disappointed by GH’s treatment of AJ, there was SUCH big promise for him and Elizabeth. Unfortunately, they were not going to go that way. And as for Liz, it seems she is now and will stay in the secret-spilling, gossipy nurse “Amy Vining” -type of character, whose only job is to become involved in other people’s business. [/quote]

    Wow, has any truer observation than this ever been noted?

  8. Avatar of katehhoward
    katehhoward

    Sadden by this news. AJ had so much potential but I guess Maura West is meant to stick around. They had no where else to go with AJ’s story. I cannot believe Sonny is that stupid. Sean K. did a great job and I will miss him. I agree with his comments, they brought him back and just jerked the character around. I wanted to see an AJ and Jason reunion. They should have brought Sarah Webber back and created a love story for AJ. Sabrina and AJ could have been an item just like Keisha and AJ. A Carly and AJ pairing would of been amazing, but TPTB let that one fly.

    I like the fact that there are a multitude of characters on screen. Seeing the same people every week become stale and boring. We begin to hate those people. Like this week Francois missing and I am fine with that. They should have really written Franco off and kept AJ. Oh well as much as I love RH, I doubt anyone will get over their hatred for Franco.

  9. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    Honestly, I am giggling at this whole situation. The Q’s were going to be returned to former glory (as long as Franco was a Q). Now the Q’s are right back where they were before. Monica, Tracy, and Michael. Will ELQ even get another mention? I wonder. I won’t front, I didn’t like AJ as written, so no skin off my back.

    I will try to be fair here and see the possible implication here to Michael and Sonny. I don’t know if AJ will wake up and tell the truth, or if it will always be a secret that has the potential to be unearthed. If it does, maybe Michael will finally be finished with Sonny as so many have wanted. Maybe Michael will fully take on the Q mantle. People will be happy to see Sonny lose the son that he kidnapped.

    of course, after that story is over, it is back to the way it was before (as far as the Q’s are concerned).

    I am interested in how Deacon is going to add to what they have going on at B&B.

  10. Avatar of Katiebug9624
    Katiebug9624

    I feel like Shawn, Sonny or Ava will kill AJ in the hospital (much like he was “killed” in the hospital last time) leading to a big storyline where eventually Michael will learn Sonny shot AJ and then it will come out that Ava killed Connie though nothing will be done to either of them LBR we know how this goes. If Michael does take up the mantel as a Q then where does his story go? Absolutely nowhere unless he becomes a Dr and interacts with Patrick or Silas. It’s shame worthy that the Q’s only had an actual fighting chance of being relevant when Franco was still thought to be one and its obvious that RC/FV has no real actual interest in the Q’s being “brought to there former glory” unless they consider Tracy and Luke storylines to be Q related.

  11. Avatar of ladyofthelake
    ladyofthelake

    I for one won’t miss the character of AJ one bit. I do agree with SK, the storylines for AJ were not good but he had some major screen time last year for crappy story. There’s a few characters that I’d like to see go over AJ even though I hate AJ. It’s the actors choice.

  12. Avatar of SwanQueen59
    SwanQueen59

    Another nail into the Q coffin. Whether one liked SK’s version of AJ (I very much liked him), this once again points up the paucity of ideas this regime has when it comes to writing stories that mine the rich history of characters like this. It’s a wonder I’m able to look in on the show with any consistency given what has been/is being done to characters I deeply love/admire. AJ is just the latest. I’m tuning out on days when the recast L (and to a degree, D), is slated to be on because it’s so apparent how pathetic and pea brained RC’s writing has made this once smart, savy legacy daughter of Luke and Laura. (I will refrain from saying anything about her acting as that it is a seperate concern.) Unfortunately, this technique of dumbing down characters to advance plot point stories is now over running the show and while there are some actors I still watch for, I’m struggling observing their great efforts to sell some of this schlock. They deserve material worthy of their talents.

    I’m very glad that Mr. Kanan has been re-engaged by Mr. Bell at B&B. And I thank him for what he has brought to GH for the time that he has been here…. 0:)

  13. Avatar of DonnyA2001
    DonnyA2001

    Wow. A very classy statement from Sean Kanan, but I completely agree. I do enjoy Cartini and they’ve done great things, but seriously what was the point of bringing this character back if they were going to give him shit material? Relish, panic attacks, and becoming a drunk again only to end up in a coma. They are notorious for writing characters into corners and it’s lazy writing, but I’m really not surprised. Cartini seems like a little kid when it comes to writing for characters. He sees a new toy and wants to play with it until he gets bored and notices another shiny toy and goes to play with that one instead. It’s terrible. AJ had A LOT of potential with Liz, but they completely threw it away and focused on characters no one cares about (Sabrina, Felix, Carlos, Felix) It’s pretty shitty. I wouldn’t be surprised if we start seeing major cast cuts from this show, mostly from characters we like.

    Sigh….I’m beginning to like DAYS more than GH these days anyway.

  14. Avatar of Lucy D.
    Lucy D.

    Really disappointing news. I liked AJ and the possibilities of the story. I think several balls were dropped here–and am really sad the Sonny/now Jerome/mob worship continues.

  15. Avatar of stefanstavros
    stefanstavros

    Add me to the very disappointed list :-(. Like many longtime veiwers, I love the Qs, and AJ is legacy. I like so much about GH under Cartini, but their underuse of AJ was a wrong move. BUT…I’ll get over it if they bring back Stefan!

  16. Avatar of Scooter Smith
    Scooter Smith

    I am upset by this. Sean is an awesome actor, and I understand his frustration. But on the other hand, I know Ron and his writing history. He was giving some meaty stuff to play, with his alcoholism and believing he might have murdered Connie. If he had given it another 13 weeks, I really believe he would have been giving an amazing love story. But him and Liz was never going to work. He was just a place holder for Liz, until another ex-husband came back to town.

    Honestly, I wish that they had kept going with him and Carly. They had AMAZING chemistry, and would have been much more compelling than putting her with Franco.

    My guess for his exit is that he will recover from the gunshot, and then when the police ask him who did it, instead of pointing the finger at Sonny, he will tell them it was Ava, and then tell them about her killing Connie, and when he confronted her, she shot him. Sonny will be shocked, but knowing that Ava will want him dead so he can’t testify, will fly him off to parts unknown. We won’t see him again, until they can get Billy Warlock on recurring. :P

  17. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    Who can blame the poor guy?

    The writing for AJ has been terrible. Last summer when he was off-screen for weeks after being arrested for Connie’s murder, you just knew that RC wasn’t interested in writing for AJ.

    I feel for Sean Kanan. You return to a show you never thought you could go back to and then they screw you like this.

    So what is RC going to do? Kill off AJ again or just let him disappear? That is just wrong!!!! You don’t even have enough Quatermaines on there and those you have you can’t keep happy. Now that feels like an epic fail.

    I’m happy though about his return to B&B.

  18. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    If SK is fat, Howarth is anorexic :Sp

    Sadly, the show is back to being what was originally appealing about it when CarToony took over a couple years ago — Finola, Jane Eliot, and then a gay character, to which they’ve luckily added two more.

    Inserting Alderson into the Luke story is a DESPERATE move to make her relevant. It’s truly pathetic.

  19. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Come on home, SK. Even though technically, GH IS home…but still :)

    Now that Brad Bell is writing a soap opera again instead of a little girl’s diary (which he was doing for a few years), I’m excited about Deacon.

    And now Widge (Ronn’s Ridge) is gone…so I’m sure KKL won’t care WHAT direction she goes into now. You’ve got Big Bad Dolla Bill, New and Improved Ridge, and now DEACON freakin Sharpe all on one show? I really like Wyatt too.

    Deacon and Quinn for the win!!!!!!!!!!!

    As for GH…I wasn’t watching when the Quartermaines were a stable viable family…so I have no opinion about whether or not he was misused. His stories fit in with the rest of the show…it was all pretty over the top to me. However, I think that was a very classy statement from SK because I probably would’ve said FAR WORSE just because…

  20. Avatar of Nk3play2
    Nk3play2

    My opinion about the way AJ has been written since his return will not change. It has always been my belief that AJ’s return was NEVER about redemption, but about his feud with Jason. No Jason = No AJ.

    I love RC, but he is stubborn like that. Once he gets his mind set on an idea for a character or an actor, he must see it through, otherwise he has no use for said character/actor (i.e. Franco/Carly).

    For example I’ve heard that prior to Jason/Burton’s exit, AJ was supposed to return and make it look like Franco was alive to torture Jason. But when the OLTL characters were taken away, we got the actual Franco instead and RC proceeded to pair Franco with Carly, like he paired Todd with Carly. Now the current story with Ric being Julian’s associate in going after Sonny, and him going after Elizabeth was ALSO supposed to be for AJ, but it was supposed to happen in 2013, when Ava was first introduced, and Julian first returned.

  21. Avatar of soapjunkie88
    soapjunkie88

    [quote=Jamey Giddens]@soapjunkie88 When Sean was off screen last summer, it was because he was over his guarantee, because they played him so heavily during his first few months.[/quote]

    Yeah that’s true, Jamey. But the writing for the character as soon as the Connie murder mystery came up seemed definitely on the wall.

    It might never happen but I still somehow hope that Brad Bell reunites Brooke and Deacon. Their affair back in the day was must-see. I inhaled B&B back then.
    AJ and Lois … I could see that happening too. LOL

  22. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    Sadly another lost opportunity for GH to bring the Quartermaines back to relevance. I think it was just lip service by Cartini. This is really the final nail in the coffin for me but honestly was only watching occasionally at this point anyway.

    Can’t wait to see Deacon back at BB which BTW is so much better than GH at this point. Tried to give RC the benefit of the doubt but frankly think he’s just a hack with an agenda. It should be a hoot to see Rena Sofer and Sean Kanan working on the same show again.

  23. Avatar of
    1titanman

    I’m just reading the feeds on twitter that SK is leaving GH and heading to BB. I just hope they don’t kill AJ, because there only a few Qs on this show.

    I hope on the next podcast it’s discuss about AJ, and what next for SK on B&B. I hope when he comes on B&B he not a drive by, because Brad Bell does drive by…. I want Decon with crazy Quinn or mental patient Aly.

    I don’t have that much history with GH like some but we will see how it will all unfold… What up with The Bells & GH with red rover, red rover with these actors????

  24. Avatar of stoney07
    stoney07

    Ron Carlivati is hilarious.

    “His comments are like school in the summertime. No class”

    And while that was totally unwarranted and juvenile…it was hilarious to me. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHAHA

  25. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    ^^Snizzle, i’m with ya all the way. I will still read Perkie faithfully to see which days are worth viewing but this is the final nail for me too, i must admit. Your post hit the ahem, *nail* on the head — “an agenda”, that agenda for me is loud and clear, and it’s all about OTT villains and camp run amok. I do understand that writers can only write what moves or inspires them, and those things for Ron are not what many lifers seem to want, even if ratings remain high. I know that many on Perkie’s thread seem to blame the messengers and not the message, but Yoryla stated it so eloquently in another post on this thread or one from Friday, can’t remember.

    I will still keep an ear to the ground for any Liz, Lucas/Brad/Felix, or Alexis stuff, but the rest is just a big WTF for the most part. Ron needs to back burner his shiny new toys, The Jeromes, but we all know that won’t happen anytime soon!

    @ 1titanman, if you were a regular GH viewer, you would be very concerned about this latest news. Yes it’s true that the TIIC didn’t FIRE SK, but it’s clear where their agenda lies, and it’s not with the legacy characters of GH. I truly don’t give a crap about 7 of the 10 stories they’re telling right now, the show has gone off the rails once they told the quick Robin/KMcC return story. The show’s problems are too long to list here :(

  26. Avatar of pferrando
    pferrando

    BB will take him, if he’s not used over at GH.

    Sadly though folks I don’t think that GH is the only show guilty of this.

    How many times have we seen “favorites” RETURNING in screaming headlines, just for the whole thing to dissolve into a bunch of nothing. Leaves the actor with a bad taste, but mostly us fans.

    Let’s hope he gets better treatment at CBS. Hell, maybe we’ll get a Nikki/YR crossover to BB and they can share a drink for old times sake?

    :beer: :beer: :beer:

  27. Avatar of thecourt99
    thecourt99

    [quote=The_Moustache]and Ron C. will be going off and bashing people on twitter who dare to make a negative comment regarding this and his recent storylines![/quote]

    You called it!

  28. Avatar of snizzle
    snizzle

    RC comes across as such a small, thin skinned, bitter old lady on twitter.

    Don’t think SK said anything unclassy at all in his parting remarks..he was only being candid.

  29. Avatar of SoapArmageddon
    SoapArmageddon

    Deacon being back on B&B means that he’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from Y&R, which translates to a hop, skip, and a jump from having Sean Kanan and Steve Burton being TOGETHER on the same show once again.

    That’s definitely a glass half-full vs. a glass half-empty situation. :)

  30. Avatar of david46208
    david46208

    SoapArmageddon and stoney07: I told you James E. Rielly Jr. was no joke. Like the real one who both headwrote Passions and Days (second stint) the actors left often due to the writing.

    What I would warn any actor worth their money about going to GH is to remember this:

    If you want fine wine and caviar soap material GH is not the place for it. Because B&B at its worst is at least McDonald’s writing, but GH is at best EBT quality. So it is best to get off the welfare and get a real job. ;)

  31. Avatar of rlshel1015
    rlshel1015

    i must say that i never really liked SK as AJ. i’m not very sad that he is leaving because he always came across whiny and bitching all the time. i guess from his comments about his exit he wasn’t really acting. he was being candid but i do think what he said wasn’t very classy. he could have left it at “i wasn’t happy there” but had to go about bashing the writers and the show. good riddance in my opinion. moving on …

  32. Avatar of Daniel St. John
    Daniel St. John

    [quote=The_Moustache]and Ron C. will be going off and bashing people on twitter who dare to make a negative comment regarding this and his recent storylines![/quote]
    He already bashed SK with this Tweet in reference to Logan tweeting the SK leaving story: “@TVGMLogan @seankanan @GeneralHospital His comments are like school in the summertime. No class.”
    https://mobile.twitter.com/carlivatiron/status/445619624554790912

    RC seems to be a bit if a douche.

    I do wonder if they are killing AJ off or recasting because there is a ton if storyline potential for the character that Carlavati may finally decide to mine if they recast the role with an actor that they consider to be “hot”.

  33. Avatar of Katiebug9624
    Katiebug9624

    I don’t blame SK for his comments, heck they weren’t even that bad and lets be honest they were completely true. Why should he keep his mouth shut? He was the one they reached out to, he didn’t come knocking on GH’s door, they even wrote lines about his weight onto the actual show. Rather have an actor speak there real peace then lie sure you might not make as many friends but at least your real and honest.

  34. Avatar of eclipseme8
    eclipseme8

    Although I don’t want to see AJ killed off again, it could open up an interesting plot line to reboot the Quartermaines.

    At AJ’s funeral, a mysterious woman hides in the background. Turns out it’s none other than Nikki Langton, the daughter of Monica’s ex lover. Nikki’s father and Monica were lovers years ago off camera. He came to Port Charles and reconnected with Monica only to die on the operating table while Monica was his surgeon. Nikki sued Monica for malpractice.

    While all that was going on, AJ and Nikki hooked up with AJ falling hard for Nikki. Monica and Alan were against the relationship, so Alan paid off Nikki to leave town. Alan’s action caused pretty much irreparable damage to his relationship with AJ.

    Nikki comes back to town with a grown son who turns out to be AJ’s child claiming a share of the Q’s fortune. Michael and his new brother don’t get along. Throw in Kiki’s having a drunken hook up with Michael’s new brother and Brenda’s coming to town with Michael’s baby, and bamm, the Q’s are back in business.

  35. Avatar of Mets82
    Mets82

    I’m shocked that Sean is leaving but what were the alternatives? Even if AJ wakes up, there’s no way that Ava or Sonny are going to jail or getting bumped off.

    Also, I know everyone was down on the whole pickle story and rightfully so, but maybe this will give Monica a meaningful storyline again. It seems all she’s done is talk about and defend AJ. I understand thats her son, but that’s really all she’s done for a while now. The only time she didnt talk about AJ is when she was up for Cheif of Staff which she lost. She was upset over losing that and that was it.

  36. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE]It would add that CarToony seems to have ZERO INTEREST writing for “fat” Sean Kanan — their description, not mine — but prefer flat-out boring Ford bro knockoff Ryan Paevey. Disgusting message to send to viewers, but whatever…
    [quote=Yoryla]I am unfortunately very disappointed by GH’s treatment of AJ, there was SUCH big promise for him and Elizabeth. Unfortunately, they were not going to go that way. And as for Liz, it seems she is now and will stay in the secret-spilling, gossipy nurse “Amy Vining” -type of character, whose only job is to become involved in other people’s business. [/quote]
    Wow, has any truer observation than this ever been noted?[/quote]

    Right back at you. It’s almost difficult to believe how empty the character of Nathan is. It’s like you said, he’s like one of the Ford brothers.

    :beer:

  37. Avatar of CarsonGH111
    CarsonGH111

    I hate saying this, but I prepared myself. Sean Kanan’s exit had been in the cards for a LONG while, and Carlivati completely DESTROYED the character. All that talk about Kanan being over his guarantee was true, but I had a feeling that he was the next to be cut. I commend the actor for being true to all of his fans by telling them, in a kind way, that the writing sucked. The wondrous writing team at GH only knows how to write in favor of Ava Jerome, Silas Clay, Nathan West, and all the newbie characters that not many true GH fans care about. I’m not taking away the actor’s talents, but I mean, come on. Maura West is on five days out of the week, and soon enough I feel like she’ll be over her guarantee too, but nothing will happen to the character. It’s obvious they play favorites and Kanan’s AJ is not one of them. It’s such a shame that the Quartermaine’s will be back burned (again) and yet another one of the Quartermaine’s will probably be killed by the mob. I’m also so sure that yet another one of either Sonny or Ava’s crimes will go unpunished.

  38. Avatar of Yoryla
    Yoryla

    [quote=Mets82]I’m shocked that Sean is leaving but what were the alternatives? Even if AJ wakes up, there’s no way that Ava or Sonny are going to jail or getting bumped off.
    Also, I know everyone was down on the whole pickle story and rightfully so, but maybe this will give Monica a meaningful storyline again. It seems all she’s done is talk about and defend AJ. I understand thats her son, but that’s really all she’s done for a while now. The only time she didnt talk about AJ is when she was up for Cheif of Staff which she lost. She was upset over losing that and that was it.[/quote]

    More likely, Monica will be seen even less after this. AJ and Tracy have been the biggest things keeping her on screen lately.

  39. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=Mets82]Also, I know everyone was down on the whole pickle story and rightfully so, but maybe this will give Monica a meaningful storyline again. It seems all she’s done is talk about and defend AJ. I understand thats her son, but that’s really all she’s done for a while now. The only time she didnt talk about AJ is when she was up for Cheif of Staff which she lost. She was upset over losing that and that was it.[/quote]

    @Mets82, not sure if this was intended, but you actually make it sound as if Monica is on on a regular basis and has an actual storyline! Too damn funny.

    Umm, what exactly did SK say that was classless? If SK is classless, Ron is CLUEless. My interest in GH was already waning…this is a sad turn of events.

    Edited: OMG, Yoryla you chimed in with the same comment as i wrote mine! Great minds think alike LOL

  40. Avatar of liason4real
    liason4real

    What a freaking waste of AJ Quartermaine. I was all psyched up for Liz/AJ/Carly/Nik with AJ/Liz as the potential couple and it all fell apart.

    The only Q’s that matter were Franco/Kiki! :Sp

  41. Avatar of bobbyew
    bobbyew

    Donna Mills and her stupid ass son with his abs is a waste of money. I thought her character was a good fit but trying to deliver her lines today, was a train wreck.

  42. Avatar of Cornfed
    Cornfed

    [quote=bobbyew]Donna Mills and her stupid ass son with his abs is a waste of money. I thought her character was a good fit but trying to deliver her lines today, was a train wreck.[/quote]

    OMG this was too funny. I wont be finishing Friday’s OR watching today’s but will hang out with Perkie and the peeps to flag the good stuff. The true destruction of GH began today :(

  43. Avatar of sweetiepie
    sweetiepie

    Really sad to hear that SK is leaving. The problem, at least for me, is Roger Howerth. AJ and Carly hooking up last year was hot, and in my opinion could have had legs. Instead, enter RH and now Carly is in “love” with a psychopath,who now has a manufactured family history.

    I know that SK has already secured another role, but it’s just a damn shame to lose AJ and have to suffer Sonny and Franco. It’s just wrong.

  44. Avatar of sweetiepie
    sweetiepie

    Really sad to hear that SK is leaving. The problem, at least for me, is Roger Howerth. AJ and Carly hooking up last year was hot, and in my opinion could have had legs. Instead, enter RH and now Carly is in “love” with a psychopath,who now has a manufactured family history.

    I know that SK has already secured another role, but it’s just a damn shame to lose AJ and have to suffer Sonny and Franco. It’s just wrong.

  45. Avatar of logan_echolls
    logan_echolls

    [quote=The_Moustache]where is that JBarnardJones to come and defend all things CarTini???

    c’mon girl we are waiting for you![/quote]
    _______
    This is what I’m waiting for also!!!

  46. Avatar of nysam
    nysam

    @jameygiddens….It’s a writers responsibility to keep track of how the characters are being played and in the number of episdoes they are used in. A writer should lay out story accordingly so character’s don’t vanish from the canvas for months at a time. I have never seen a main character on soaps disappear like “AJ” did last summer unless they were off shooting a movie, were sick, maternity leave or were leaving the show. Obviously, something went down last summer that we don’t know about, but it wasn’t that the team exceeeded Kanan’s guarantee.

    Isn’t it interesting that it is always everyone else’s fault, but never Ron’s? In the past year Carlivati has attacked John Stamos, Jack Wagner and now Sean Kanan when they commented on their characters and the story. I have a feeling if Genie Francis and Tristan Rogers were honest their exits were also tied to disatisfcation with the writing.

    In how many interviews, when “AJ” returned to the show, did Carlivati say he would rebuild the Quatermaines for a new generation? If he stated this to the press I’m guessing that he said the same thing to Kanan to woo him back. Why did Carlivati lie?

  47. Avatar of luverica
    luverica

    I’m extremely disappointed but have little to say at this point. Quite frankly, I’m worn out bitching about Ron’s oh so tired writing of AJ’s character and being quite disrespectful of Sean Kanan’s talent. Oh well! Sonny wins again. Zzzzzz!

    I will miss that great father/son chemistry between Sean Kanan and Chad Duell. Watching the typically tired and forced Maurice Bernard/Chad Duell scenes today reminded me of how much better the chemistry was between Sean and Chad. Hell, even with Sean playing AJ in a coma, the chemistry between him and Chad is better.

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    jeremy in chicago

    I definitely approve of SK’s comments and his right to them. I completely agree that the writing for his return amounted to a pile of dog crap.

    Having said that, I’m glad SK is leaving. His performances recently have been kind of erratic and uncomfortable, and I think there may be a little more to this story. At the very least, his disappointment with his storylines showed in his performances. I sympathize, but an actor has to rise above (Becky Herbst is a good example of rising above what must be a great deal of resentment for the writers).

    I would welcome an AJ recast down the road, although getting used to a NuJason will be difficult enough. In any case, I think we all can agree that the Qauartermaines need to be respected and shored up.

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    Cyberologist

    I am thoroughly disappointed in writing AJ in GuzaVision the drunken loser, guess what? I saw that story already. And if I forgot for a half second there’ everybody on the canvas chanting it constantly in dialog, its a shame when the writing is so godawful you wish your fav to go to another show…am I so disrespected as a fan that you think I’m soap stupid? This along with the crappy story Robin got just breaks my heart what these writers have done to the vets of this show…all for the likes of the exLivers, Ava, the Jeromes all that nonsense I was put through with reintroducing three characters to the canvas ..and you can’t write decent stories for GH vets?

    You got GH icons kissing the ass of newbies in story following them around not driving story? Playing second fiddle… Huh? Are you serious I don’t need SK to tell me what I’m seeing on the screen. I’ve been watching this show for several decades and I saw the formula first off when I was disrespected as a viewer…he never wrote for General Hospital as is and introduced his pet3 gradually he dragged them with him on this show off the bat.

    A hybrid show is that what this is suppose to be?

    I saw right away the writing was rigged against him; no, I don’t make the big bucks, nor do I have an emmy but I’ve been watching this genre of storytelling for over four decades and that makes me a pro

    …what happened to rebuilding the Qs?

    That’s what I was reading but this is all that could be thought of for AJ Quartermaine? A legacy character from a core family

    but I get Sabrina, Britt, Nate who can’t act by the way, and an endless parade of newbies a week that I don’t care about? I’m sorry but I got excited for nothing;

    That this regime would bring him back from the dead, I expected wonderful things for AJ but I got the same ole’ story even with the Sonny crap thrown in…the good things were the Monica and Michael scenes for that I’m grateful. I’ll see Sean on Bold/Beautiful congrats on landing another gig. The rumors have been swirling for a long time that SK was on his way out. I uess it was all true. I hope he wasn’t risen from the dead only to be killed off again. Maybe he’ll remain in Another vet return wasted a coma.

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    Patchworks

    [quote=luverica] I will miss that great father/son chemistry between Sean Kanan and Chad Duell. Watching the typically tired and forced Maurice Bernard/Chad Duell scenes today reminded me of how much better the chemistry was between Sean and Chad. Hell, even with Sean playing AJ in a coma, the chemistry between him and Chad is better. [/quote]

    I agree with this 100 percent. I hope Michael’s chemistry can translate with the other two Q’s, Monica and Tracy.

    I am truly disappointed that the writing for AJ didn’t work out. I have to come to grips that this is a different show and if I’m going to watch it, I have to watch it with that expectation. This is GH 2.0. Few Q’s, no Spencers I care about (Bobbie/Laura/Lucky), and very little Liz and Cassadines. If I want to enjoy this show, I have to embrace Sonny, the Jeromes, and Franco.

    That’s probably not going to happen…

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    Cornfed

    ^^ And i would add to your wonderful post Patchworks, “and little to no ROMANCE”…it’s paint by numbers romance. “Let’s have the kids talk about their parents’ romance” — umm, that’s NOT romance, that’s just super lazy writing…

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    CtFireWitch

    Yes, he’s going back to B&B! Knew there was a reason not to watch GH anymore! Once he’s gone, so am I. Down to Days and B&B, sad but gives me more time for other things.

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    Mets82

    [quote=IOWAHAWKEYE][quote=Mets82]Also, I know everyone was down on the whole pickle story and rightfully so, but maybe this will give Monica a meaningful storyline again. It seems all she’s done is talk about and defend AJ. I understand thats her son, but that’s really all she’s done for a while now. The only time she didnt talk about AJ is when she was up for Cheif of Staff which she lost. She was upset over losing that and that was it.[/quote]

    @Mets82, not sure if this was intended, but you actually make it sound as if Monica is on on a regular basis and has an actual storyline! Too damn funny.

    Umm, what exactly did SK say that was classless? If SK is classless, Ron is CLUEless. My interest in GH was already waning…this is a sad turn of events.

    Edited: OMG, Yoryla you chimed in with the same comment as i wrote mine! Great minds think alike LOL[/quote]

    IowaHawkEye, I should say WHEN Monica is on she talks about AJ. I’d rather have her on occasion instead of not at all when Guza and Co. were running things.

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