Cheryl has been writing spoilers, breaking news, and recaps for soaps for five years. She has been a daytime drama fan for five decades.
Scotty will be leaving Port Charles
General Hospital has been delivering one shock after another to the viewers' including the firings of Ingo Rademacher and Steve Burton and the death of baby Liam Michael. The rumor mill is suggesting that Luke Spencer will die off-camera and now comes the news that Kin Shriner is leaving the ABC soap. GH fans have fallen in love with Scotty Baldwin and Liesel Obrecht (Kathleen Gati) as a couple and enjoy their scenes together. Sadly it looks like things might come to an end as Shriner has wrapped up his current stint on the ABC soap. In a tweet, the actor said the following: "Thanks, GH fans for all the encouraging mentions,” “Scotty’s run is done, so heading to Florida to ride Vespa around the tropics!” Scotty was portrayed by Johhny Whitaker as a child during the 1960s. Whitaker had the role of Jodie Davis on the popular sitcom A Family Affair. he later went on to other roles including playing Michael in the Christmas movie The Littlest Angel. The character of Scotty was SORAS in the mid 1970s and he married a young Laura Weber (Genie Francis). Shriner has come and gone on the soap many times but fans were hoping he would stick around longer this time because of his on-screen romance.
WIll Liesl turn to Victor?
General Hospital fans have been saying that Scott and Liesl are a refreshing change and have nicknamed the "Sciesl." This news is going to be troubling for those who enjoy this couple getting air time. Nothing has been said regarding how Scotty will exit Port Charles but one possibility is that Victor Cassadine (Charles Shaunessey) might get him out of the way so that he can have Obrecht . There is also a chance that Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) could cause some type of accident because he blames Baldwin for the Nixon Falls secret coming to light. Shriner did not make it clear whether or not he is leaving on his own or if his contract was not renewed, It seems strange that he is exiting just as his character is getting more air time and in a popular romance, If Kathleen Gati's character is remaining in Port Charles viewers will be wondering if she will end up dating VIctor.
General Hospital fans are devastated
General Hospital viewers are devastated by this news and the following are some of the comments from Twitter.
"What do you mean ‘Scotty’s run is done?'” Rolyn had to know. “They have a fantastic pairing with Scott and Liesl.” And this was one fan who was not intimidated by the Corinthos clan, adding that they better not be scaring Scotty off or it’s “petition time.”
“Kin,” Janieb tweeted, “through the years, you have brought joy to many with your impeccable comedic timing and incredibly heartfelt acting as Scotty, the curmudgeon with the heart of gold.”
Soap Spoiler Soaps.com had the following statement on their website.
Honestly, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves. And we know that if Shriner decides to spread his wings elsewhere, the fans will follow him wherever he goes. With that said, for now it’s safe to watch him spread his wings in Port Charles.
Scott went out with a bang
Shriner did not give his last air date but if his courtroom drama was his last appearance then he went out with a bang. Scott got Nina Reeves (Cynthia Watros off the hook by putting Willow Tait (Katelyn MacMullen) on the witness stand. Once she shared that she heard Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) and Nina's conversation and Sonny said he did not feel like a victim the judge decided that no crime had been committed. Scott so antagonized Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) that the younger man hit him in the face. If Baldwin leaves Obrecht behind then both she and her daughter Britt Westbourne (Kelly Thiebaud) will be heartbroken and consoling each other. Just when viewers were getting used to Scott and Liesl it looks like they may be breaking up. Be on the lookout for updates related to Kin Shriner and Scott Baldwin on General Hospital.
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© 2019 Cheryl E Preston
Cheryl E Preston (author) from Roanoke on November 08, 2019:
Yes I agree
Lynette on November 08, 2019:
Give Devon is money back!!!..... stupid story line