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Thanks for Nothing: GH

When I first heard that Erin Hershey Presley was coming to General Hospital, I was so excited. Alison was one of my favorite characters on Port Charles; and unlike the other new characters on GH, Alison actually has significant familial ties to Port Charles (the city, not the show). 

I had hoped that GH would add her to the cast right after Port Charles was canceled, like they did with Kelly Monaco, but that never happened. When she was finally added this week I naturally had high hopes that she would be around for awhile. I also had high hopes that with the current murder mystery storyline we might be getting rid of some of the more unnecessary characters - sorry if that sounds harsh. I did not, however, anticipate that Alison would be the first victim, and I cannot tell you how disappointed I am.  This is not just because I like the character or dislike other characters on this show, but because GH has single-handedly destroyed the legacy of Port Charles with one, poorly executed story arc. Since GH chose to, in a way, pick up where Port Charles left off, I think they owed it to fans of the show not to tarnish the characters or our memory of what was going on in their lives when the show ended. So now instead of us remembering that Alison married Rafe and was pregnant with Caleb's child, Alison is dead, Rafe is unaccounted for, and her son is the only one left standing...wonderful. 

To be clear, I like Rafe Jr. I think he could be a good addition to the show; and I think he and Molly have good chemistry. It just infuriates me that GH has supposedly added all of these elements from Port Charles as a nod to the fans, but chose to spit in our face instead. 


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