The process of elimination
Amalie McLain was recast as Charlotte Cassadine on General Hospital in December 2021 but was only seen in a few episodes. She took over the role from Scarlett Fernandez whose family moved away from LA. Fans fell in love with Fernandez over the years and were hoping to get to know her successor but now will not have the time. it was assumed that a recast meant Charlotte would remain on the scene but she has not been around since her dad Valentin Cassadine (James PatriStewart) was hospitalized and she was rescued from being held captive by her grandfather Victor Cassadine ( Charles Shaughnessy). Fans have noticed that since COVID 19 hit the presence of children and has decreased on all the soaps..Now spoilers say Charlotte will be sent away to boarding school but she could always return. If and when she does, viewers might notice that she is a victim of SORAS which is Soap opera rapid aging syndrome. The most recent case of this was when a 14-year-old Nicolas Bechtel was replaced as Spencer Cassadine by 21-year-old Nicholas Alexander Chaves. It’s not clear yet why Charlotte is being sent away or why it wasn’t done in December rather than hiring McLain, but there obviously is a reason for eliminating the character st this time.
Viewers want answers
One thing about General Hospital viewers is that they pay close attention and will be watching for signs on screen as well as off until they solve this mystery. It was astute fans who called the breakup oChad Duell Michael Corinthos) and his wife of two months Courtney Hope (Sally Spectra) The Young and the Restless) just a few days prior to Duell announcing they had split. Viewers noticed the couple had removed each other’s photos from social media and began saying the couple were no longer together and it was true. There currently is no information related to McLain and other projects or how she feels about being let go from the role so soon. It does not make sense to go to all the trouble of hiring a new actress only to fire her after only a few episodes and ship the character off to boarding school. This is the same thing that was done to Charlotte’s cousin Spencer. Perhaps McLain did not go over well with viewers and they decided that they would send the character away instead of another recast. It could be that GH wants to focus on the adult drama with Charlotte’s immediate and extended family and there is plenty of trouble brewing with them all.
The dysfunctional Cassadines and Spencers
At this present time, everyone connected to Charlotte is dealing with serious situations. Her mother Lulu Falconeri ( last portrayed by Emme Rylan) is in a coma in an undisclosed medical facility due to brain trauma from the explosion at the Floating Rib. Her father Valentin is out of town playing mind genes with Jennifer Smith (Holly Gagnier) and dealing with the news that Victor is his biological father. Cousin Spencer was gaslighting his stepmom Ava Cassadine (Maura West).and now is trying to trick his former partner in crime Esme Prince (Avery Kristen Pohl) into admitting she framed Trina Robinson (Tabyana Ali) for making a sex tape of Joslyn Jacks ( Eden McCoy) and Cameron Webber Will Lipton). Her grandma Laura is trying to prove that Victor is still evil and responsible for the death of Luke Spencer ( Anthony Geary) as well as referee between Spencer and Nikolas. Charlotte may one day find out that one grandfather murdered the other one. She is both Spencer and Cassadine and the two families have been at war with each other for decades. If Charlotte returns most fans probably will be hoping that Fernandez will reclaim the role but if the character is SORAS there will probably be a new actress.There actually is no one in Port Charles who can care for Charlotte or her brother Rocco as even Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zampragna) is always on the go. Be on the lookout for General Hospital updates related to Charlotte Cassadine and Amelie McLain.
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2022 Cheryl E Preston