Growing up as a child did your mother or father tell you to be careful what you wish for because you may just get it? Well I think it's safe to say that is the growing sentiment of many General Hospital fans as the "Shocking Dylan Cash Online Rumors" we reported over the weekend continue to gain steam as more and more details come out.
How does this play into be careful what you wish for, you may be asking? Well only a few short weeks ago, fans across the internet and even some of us General Hospital fans here at Daytime Confidential (no names mentioned) were bemoaning the fact that February's sweeps were the most boring thing since, well, uh, er, um, er, the last giant explosion, catastrophe, virus outbreak, train crash, burning hotel, Guza inspired ratings booster.
As Tina pointed out to me, "Why does Michael need to be in another gun storyline so soon? The kid just shot someone by accident and now he gets shot?" How many "life lessons" do Carly, Sonny, and Jason really need to finally wake up and smell the imported coffee beans that they do in fact lead dangerous lives? A lifestyle that puts everyone around them in real danger and that they aren't going to be able to control things forever?
If these rumors of Michael being shot are true, supposedly this is all going to go down at the grand reopening of the Haunted Star as part of May Sweeps, which leads to a few additional questions. Why is a minor at a casino? If this is all some giant scheme to get Dylan Cash off screen (another big rumor) wouldn't it make more sense to punish him for shooting Kate and send him off to boarding or military school? Or why couldn't he just disappear like Lucas? Why does yet another Quartermaine heir have to bite the dust?
Speaking for myself, I've always hoped that we'd get to see Michael end back up at the Quartermaine mansion. If they kill off Michael what is the chance we'll ever see that day?
Oh, and if TPTB have mind to SORAS and recast the role might I suggest hugely talented Jesse Soffer (leaving As the World Turns in early April) as a "teen/young adult" Michael? He has that acting chops and the preppy look that Michael could have if he were to return to the Quartermaine fold but he is also greatly talented and as As the World Turns' fans know could do some of the darker stuff that being the son of a mobster might require.