How to make 'GENERAL HOSPITAL' Good again (Part I) : A Quartermaine Resurgence
Look, let's be realistic.. 'General Hospital' hasn't been 'Must- See TV' lately. Now comes word that Ron Carlivati, of ONE LIFE TO LIVE fame will be making his grand enterance in the new year! Here are some ways Mr. Carlivati can change up the tone of 'General Hospital' for the better. I want feedback people!!!
I. A Quartermaine Resurgance
The Quartermaines have been 'General Hospital's' comic relief for as long as we can remember. Their strategic bickering, constant endless drama, swindling and scandaling, good fun family moments have won over millions of GH fans' hearts. As of late, the Quartermaine family has been seeing a diminishing lack of screen time, and to me their uncanny hilarity must'nt be wasted. Lets be realistic again.. theres no way we can bring back ALL of The Quartermaines, so I'm simply putting the following Quartermaine family returns, connecting them to current storylines.
- Stuart Damon (Alan Quartermaine)
As much as we would love to see the dashing dad of Jason, AJ, and Emily return in the flesh.. we can't. GH's Alan was seen dead on our screens, and there's no way you can write around that. However.. what if you brought back Stuart Damon in a guest stint that could involve Leslie Charleson (Monica), John Ingle (Edward), and Jane Elliot (Tracy) amongst others? What if Alan left mysterious hints behind, before his death? What about you ask? How about clues leading up to Sean Kanan or Billy Warlock's return as AJ Q? Picture this.. Warlock's AJ died in 2005, sure. But it wasn't 'AJ.' Alan would return in flashbacks, voiceovers, possibly DVD's left for the remaining surviving family members that tells the story of AJ's return.
- Sean Kanan or Billy Warlock (AJ Quartermaine)
Billy Warlock's AJ Quartermaine died back in 2005, when mysterious Dr. Thomas smothered him with a pillow, but it wasn't AJ that Dr. Thomas so woundfully killed. It was simply a decoy the 'real' AJ Q (wether it be Kanan or Warlock) set up for The Quartermaine family to believe. The 'real' AJ has smuggled money out of ELQ, working with Anthony Zacharra (and SKYE Quartermaine.. hence her previous return in August.) Meanwhile sick and twisted AJ partners up with Franco, toying with younger 'golden' brother Jason and newest wife, Sam. AJ finds out what Franco did to Michael.. and it's go time!
- Robin Christopher (Skye Quartermaine)
Christopher's Skye, last seen in September 2011, is summoned back to Port Charles by Anthony ZaCRAZY Zacharra after realizing AJ Q is back in town, and ready to go after the people he despises. He asks Skye to calm her brother down before things go from bad to worse. Skye comes to town, intertwining with Monica, Edward, Tracy, AJ, and Anthony about Alan's clues and AJ's reappearence. What does Skye choose to do? Abide by her family, or side with the devil?
- Natalia Livingston or Tamara Braun as Rebecca Shaw
Livingston played Emily Quartermaine, Alan and Monica's adopted daughter from '03 to '08 when Emily was brutally killed off by strangulation. Livingston later returned as 'Emily's twin' Rebecca Shaw, out to seek money and play a con on beloved Emily's loved ones. She left in December 2009 when Rebecca decided there was no longer a point for her to stay in Port Charles, after finding out beau Nikolas was dating rival, Elizabeth. If Rebecca Shaw were to return (and for whatever reason Livingston couldn't return) I'd like to see Tamara Braun (Ex- Carly, GH; Ex- Reese, AMC; Ex- Taylor, DAYS) as Rebecca. Rebecca has stepped back into town as part of the Wyndemere mystery storyline, heavily invloved with Helena and Ethan. She has been asked back by Luke to warn Ethan about Wyndemere and to stay away from the place. Ethan and Rebecca fall in love all over again until Nikolas returns, threatning their newly refurbished relationship!
- Wally Kurth as Ned Ashton
Kurth's Ned was last seen in the ficticious town of Port Chuckles in '07 after our beloved Emily (above) passed away. To have Ned return would be the beginning of Alexis' new storyline, along with John J. York's Mac's storyline. Ned would get back into Alexis, which would affect Mac greatly. Our GH can have it's classic 'Love Triangle' and love in the afternoon which us fans deserve to have!
- John Paul Lovoisier as Dillon Quartermaine
Hold onto your hats, Lante fans cause now its a blast from the past for Lulu! The newly created 'Dillon Q' would pop back into town, cooler and crazier than ever after releasing his new movie! Forget Brenda and Brook Lynn who have threatened to break up this couple.. now its Dillon and Lulu can't get a hold of herself! Despite the fact that these two are step sibilings, Dillon has come back so much handsome-er and bulkier and Lulu falls head over feet! This would be the final straw that breaks the camel's back, Dante would make his exit and Lulu and Dillon fall in love all over again!