As we all have seen AJ Quartermaine has been treated just as badly by Ron Carlivatti as any other writer on General Hospital. It seems that AJ is the character to be kicked around, not only by Sonny Corinthos, but by Frank Valentini and Carlivatti most of all. After promising more “Q’s” we find less and wonder when Monica will fade into the sunset now that she has no son to worry over.
Sean was so tired of the lame storylines, so much so that this time it was by mutual agreement that he leave the show. In an interview with Michael Logan for TV Guide he commented ““I was thrilled to be brought back to GH for the 50th anniversary and really enjoyed working with Frank Valentini, but I was not over the moon about the writing. Doing stories about panic attacks and relish was not what I thought I’d signed up for. I feel I brought everything I could to the character yet it was obvious they weren’t going to give me a great love story, which I found very disappointing.” Then “I spoke with Frank and we mutually agreed that if I wasn’t happy, and they could find a good way to write me out, that it was best to wrap it up.”
Sean then called Brad Bell and told him he was free and was immediately offered a contract to come back as Deacon Sharpe. Deacon has been popular with fans of The Young and the Restless, where he married in an alcoholic haze Nikki Newman (Melody Thomas Scott).
“Deacon is my favorite of all the characters I’ve played,” Kanan notes. “I started my career in daytime on GH, but returning to B&B feels like I’m going home.
“TV Guide Magazine’s Michael Logan noted “Kanan will continue working at GH through March 28th, and be seen on the show for few weeks after that. He reports to B&B mid-April, with his return episode scheduled to air June 13.”
Good Luck Mr. Kanan, they wasted a good character once again on GH. Hope your time at at Bold and the Beautiful is much better.
Bold and the Beautiful can be seen at 1:30 on CBS.
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