3 Years, 3 Quartermaines Remain

Over the past three years General Hospital has made killing off a Quartermaine during sweeps a full fledged sport.  Three years ago there were eleven members (not including Jason Morgan who hasn't been written as a Q since he lost his memory, except to work the mob into the funerals of Alan and Lila) of the Quartermaine family. Now there are three.

AJ was snuffed out by a pillow during sweeps in 2005. Justice was killed off, crammed in a car trunk and then didn't even receive an on screen funeral at the end of sweeps in 2006. Then Ned Ashton, his ex wife Lois Cerillo, and daughter Brooklyn (all important members of the Q family) were written off the show. In February of 2007, during sweeps, TPTB killed off Alan Quartermaine with a heart attack. In September of 2007 they wrote Dillon Q off the canvas. Later that fall during November sweeps they killed off Emily Q, rather than recasting her.

Fan uproar "saved" Alan and TPTB brought him back as a ghost to haunt Tracy Q but even with Alan still on screen TPTB did nothing for the 25th Anniversary of Alan and Monica this fall. Adding insult to injury, TPTB didn't even have Edward or Monica make an appearance at the naming of a foundation in Alan's memory during the 2007 sweeps that they used to kill off his daughter Emily.

Write General Hospital!

It is time we the fans do something to save this beloved family from extinction. The single most important thing you can do is write to each of the remaining cast members who comprise the Quartermaine Family i.e. John Ingle (Edward), Leslie Charleson (Monica), and Jane Elliot (Tracy).  Even though Stuart Damon now portrays a ghost it is extremely important to write him as well.

John Ingle
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Leslie Charleson
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Jane Elliot
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027

Stuart Damon
General Hospital
c/o ABC-TV
4151 Prospect Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90027