Jesse Lee Soffer
Growing up as a child did your mother or father tell you to be careful what you wish for because you may just get it? Well I think it's safe to say that is the growing sentiment of many General Hospital fans as the "Shocking Dylan Cash Online Rumors" we reported over the weekend continue to gain steam as more and more details come out.
How does this play into be careful what you wish for, you may be asking? Well only a few short weeks ago, fans across the internet and even some of us General Hospital fans here at Daytime Confidential (no names mentioned) were bemoaning the fact that February's sweeps were the most boring thing since, well, uh, er, um, er, the last giant explosion, catastrophe, virus outbreak, train crash, burning hotel, Guza inspired ratings booster.
As Tina pointed out to me, "Why does Michael need to be in another gun storyline so soon? The kid just shot someone by accident and now he gets shot?" How many "life lessons" do Carly, Sonny, and Jason really need to finally wake up and smell the imported coffee beans that they do in fact lead dangerous lives? A lifestyle that puts everyone around them in real danger and that they aren't going to be able to control things forever?
If these rumors of Michael being shot are true, supposedly this is all going to go down at the grand reopening of the Haunted Star as part of May Sweeps, which leads to a few additional questions. Why is a minor at a casino? If this is all some giant scheme to get Dylan Cash off screen (another big rumor) wouldn't it make more sense to punish him for shooting Kate and send him off to boarding or military school? Or why couldn't he just disappear like Lucas? Why does yet another Quartermaine heir have to bite the dust?
Speaking for myself, I've always hoped that we'd get to see Michael end back up at the Quartermaine mansion. If they kill off Michael what is the chance we'll ever see that day?
Oh, and if TPTB have mind to SORAS and recast the role might I suggest hugely talented Jesse Soffer (leaving As the World Turns in early April) as a "teen/young adult" Michael? He has that acting chops and the preppy look that Michael could have if he were to return to the Quartermaine fold but he is also greatly talented and as As the World Turns' fans know could do some of the darker stuff that being the son of a mobster might require.
On today's show Luke, Foxy, and Jay discuss Bill, Lizzie and Jonathon on Guiding Light. Jesse Soffer and Jennifer Landon leaving As the World Turns and what this means for the character of Barbara Ryan. Where Lauren Koslow could go if she were to leave Days of Our Lives. Jared Banks on One Life to Live and Taylor on Bold and Beautiful.
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Moving on to more somber topics. 2007 may not have been Jesse Soffer or Jennifer Landon's most stellar year in terms of storylines but they will be missed if they do leave As the World Turns.
Of course I can just imagine how many emergency rooms filled up when Young and Restless fans had coronaries from the thought of Gloria moving back into the Abbot mansion. Let's hope that they and she has medical insurance because for some reason I have a feeling she's going to be in for a bumpy ride (no puns intended) living with Jack.
So what is everyone thinking of Shirley Jones so far? Personally, I'm impressed but John's fingering the knife in every other scene is a bit much if you ask me.
What really bothers me is that Jesse Soffer and Jennifer Landon are leaving As the World Turns. Sure they're character's couple is the most boring thing on the show under 30 but why couldn't the writers break the couple up and then give them something juicy to sink their teeth into?
And what about the ABC cover. As someone who has only been watching All My Children for ten years I didn't have the "pleasure" of watching them the first time around and I am more than a little intrigued to see what their return does for the show. Granted, a successful return is dependant in no small part on the ability of the people who are writing for them (and lets face it we have a huge question mark when it comes to that) but I'm definitely looking forward to what is in store for this couple.
The new issue of SID is indicating that Jesse Soffer (Will) and Jennifer Landon (Gwen) will soon be exiting As The World Turns. The very popular couple will finish taping in February and air for the last time sometime in March. With the couple and newly adopted baby Hallie leaving Oakdale, where does that leave Hallie's biological mommy Sofie? Currently Sofie is mixing things up with Aaron and seems to be causing more trouble between him and Alison. However I'm not sure how popular any of these characters are in comparison to Emmy Award winning Jennifer Landon or Jessie Sofer for that matter. Either way I will miss Will & Gwen and hope they can write them a happy ending because they truely deserve that.
Overall this begs the question: What is going on at As The World Turns? Who's next to get the axe? I'm getting pretty sick and tired of seeing some great actors & actresses leaving the show and being left with what exactly? I'd love to hear what everyone has to say about this rumor...!