Ron Carlivati hyped the “special” anniversary episode of “General Hospital” celebrating 51 years on the air for days prior to the airing. Fans were expecting greatness and celebrations that honored parts of “General Hospital” history that meant something to fans. While Carly and Sonny are quite important to the show, the Quartermaines were front and center for decades. According to an April 1 report from Macomb Daily, fans are angry about the way Ron Carlivati wrote A.J. Quartermaine off into oblivion. This may be the final straw for some fans.
When the new writing team headed to “General Hospital” promises were made to fans. One of the major points was the Quartermaines would become front and center once again. After the anniversary episode, Monica and Tracy are the last two Quartermaines left. Sure Jason is “frozen” at some clinic, but does that even count here? Fans took to Twitter to discuss their anger and many of the tweets were not friendly. Carlivati chose to bring back Natalia Livingston for the anniversary episode, but there wasn't much substance. The entire focus was on the return of Sarah Joy Brown and Tamara Braun, both ex-Carlys from years ago. That was the straw that broke the camel's back for some fans.
There have been confirmed reports that Wally Kurth was headed back to “General Hospital” to reprise his role as Ned Ashton for a short time. Fans presume it will be for a funeral for A.J. Quartermaine. Ron Carlivati has not responded to the controversy over killing off the Quartermaine legacy, which doesn't surprise fans. This kind of decision may just start to cause ratings to fall and viewers to walk away
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