Lord, take me to the river, so I can be baptized. Soap Opera Digest is reporting General Hospital head writer Bob Guza may be on his way out! Color me stunned. I recently brazenly said on a podcast that I was certain Guza would be GH's last head writer. Looks like I may be eating those words along with a cup of Sonny Corinthos' (Maurice Benard) delicious mobster coffee!
While Digest maintains the news is a rumor at this point, I sincerely doubt they'd post it if wasn't a very likely possibility. Wow. This is a hard one to process. While I was a big fan of Guza for many years, these last few months he's been royally hacking me off. First Brenda's (Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo) lame return storyline, then the asshat move to fire Rebecca Herbst (which in all fairness wasn't just his decision) and most recently, news of Baby Jake's senseless death.
If wishes come true, Bob's boss, show killer extraordinaire Jill "Focus Groups" Phelps (Killer of Another World's Frankie Frame and Guiding Light's Mo Bauer) will also get a pink slip. I say bring back Wendy Riche STAT and hire Sri Rao to helm the writers room, with Claire Labine as a consultant. Or heck, just let Frank Valentini oversee all three ABC soaps. He's the only person at the Mouse House's daytime division who knows how to balance a checkbook, apparently. Either way, GH fans are gonna paaaaarty online today!